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Quickies: Lady Gaga As Her Natural Self & Mariah Carey Is Denied Doves And Kittens

  • Lady Gaga, four years ago performing at NYU under her birth name and in her bare feet, stuns the judges with talent. They loved how she can “blow, sing, and tickle the keys.” [NYU Local] — Love it.
  • A New York bride sued her wedding photographer for posting semi-nude pictures of her on his professional website after she explicitly told him not to photograph her while she denuded. [Gothamist] — Strange. And I’m happy my photographer was awesome.
  • The maid café trend in Japan is here to stay and competition is really fierce for the 217 eateries, where things keep getting crazier and crazier. [CNNGo]

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Beyonce Channels Eddie Vedder Circa 1991


While performing “Halo” in front of a sold out crowd in London on Monday, Sasha Fierce did the unthinkable. She risked the life of her weave and crowd-surfed. WTF? [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Them Crooked Vultures To Norah Jones

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! This week it’s all about the supergroup. Them Crooked Vultures will have you rocking out to the rock love child of Led Zeppelin, Queens Of The Stone Age, and the Foo Fighters. Plus, Norah Jones sings good songs about bad boys, John Mayer battles it out with Jen Aniston, Leona Lewis steps it up as a siren, Robbie Williams misses MJ, Kid Sister busts out with some funky fresh beats, and Felt pays homage to Rosie Perez. Keep reading »

Quickies: Lady Gaga And Beyonce Duet “Telephone” Released & One Dress Three Ways

  • “Telephone,” the Lady Gaga and Beyonce duet off Gaga’s Fame Monster album, has hit the internet. [YouTube] — I really like it, but it sounds more like Beyonce’s song than Gaga’s.
  • Did you know Jimi Hendrix had a sex tape? Well, here are 16 others you might not have seen. [Maxim.com]
  • Some movies like “The Wrestler” have such ambiguous endings, but now the mystery is solved. [College Humor]

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MC Hammer And Vanilla Ice’s Comeback Show Canceled Again

Back in fourth grade, for whatever reason, I frequently would daydream in class about being a grownup with two kids—their father would be my crush of the year, Justin Coffee. In this fantasy, I’d sit them down by the CD player and reveal to them the amazing music I had listened to when I was a kid, the way my parents had done for me with the Beatles and Bob Marley. The albums I was planning to blow their minds with? MC Hammer‘s Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em and Vanilla Ice‘s To The Extreme. So I was pretty pumped last February when Rolling Stone announced that the two musical gods of 1990 would be reuniting for a one-time show, complete with 24 backup dancers and a choir. The show was in Utah and I prayed it would become a tour. In June, it looked like it might when the duo announced an Idaho date. Only, it was canceled. It was rescheduled—but this week, it was canceled for a second time. No! Both artists’ managers say the issue was that the promoter did not honor the contract, and that they are still very open to doing shows together. Will someone please, please, please book them for New York soon? I’ll be front row. [Asylum] Keep reading »

The CMAs Have Taylor Swift’s Back


Last night at the CMAs, the country music world showed Taylor Swift that it adores her. By ripping the crap out of Kanye West. In case you forgot (or were living in the Australian outback for the last couple of months), at the VMAs Kanye interrupted Taylor’s acceptance speech, barging up on stage to announce that Beyonce should have won. Super awkward and uncool! Well, those funny country folks set up not one, but two Kanye spoof moments last night. The first was when Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood were interrupted by 88-year-old Little Jimmy Dickens to say, “I know you had a nice video and all, but Taylor Swift made the best video of all time. Of all time! You go, girl!” Keep reading »

Quickies: Aerosmith Seeks Steven Tyler Replacement & A Post-Mortem On The “Gossip Girl” Threesome

  • Now that Steven Tyler‘s apparently out, who should become Aerosmith‘s new frontman? [Entertainment Weekly] — EW has some interesting suggestions, but that’s beside the point — it just won’t be the same.
  • Strange fashions abound at a Beijing Fashion Week grad student show. [The Daily Mail] — How far does a look have to go before it moves from “avant-garde” to just plain crazy?
  • City” boy Freddie Fackelmayer says MTV edited him into a “womanizing jerk.” [Washington City Paper] — Scripted or not, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it just might be a womanizing jerk.

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Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Wale To Echo & The Bunnymen

This week, I’ve got some sad news, people. Gerhardt Fuchs, the drummer from Maserati and !!! (pronounced chk-chk-chk) — aka my favorite band — died tragically over the weekend. It was a horrible elevator shaft accident; you can read all the gory deets of how his attendance at a fundraiser went horrible awry. We join the long list of music lovers who would like to send their condolences. Fuchs was a beat maker and a very talented guy who was too young to die. (34!) Tear.

But it’s new release Tuesday, and new jams always make us feel better. So let’s take the latest tunes for a spin, shall we? This week it’s all about newcomer Wale hip-hopping his way into our hearts, legends Echo & The Bunnymen giving us classic cuts, folk singer Pieta Brown putting out her first EP, and Switchfoot and Flyleaf keeping alternative rock rockin’ on. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »

Bad Ideas: An Omarosa Dating Show, Ashlee On Broadway, And Eminem In 3D

Wow. The entertainmentverse (yes, that’s a word) has sure come up with some pretty terrible ideas today. First, Variety broke the story that Donald Trump is producing a show called “Omarosa’s Ultimate Merger.” On it, everyone’s favorite reality TV villainess will be looking for love with one of 12 dudes who are competing for her affection. Good luck casting those 12 men, Donald. All I’m sayin’ is—if ABC had trouble finding guys who really, truly wanted to date adorable, sweet, funny Gillian, I can hardly see them lining up for Omarosa. Also just in from the bad idea department: People is reporting that Ashlee Simpson will be starring as Roxie Hart, the lead in the musical “Chicago,” on Broadway. Did they not get the memo that Ashlee just got evicted from “Melrose Place” because of her terrible acting? And don’t they remember the “SNL” Lip Sync Incident of 2004? Oh, but it gets worse. Eminem will be starring in a horror flick. That’s 3D! Expect “Shady Talez”—yes, that’s what it’s called, because nothing will make you feel hardcorez like wearing 3D glasses—in theaters soon. Keep reading »

Quickies: No Doubt Sues Over Band Hero & Levi Johnston Wants Joint Custody

  • Rock band No Doubt is suing the makers of the Band Hero edition of Guitar Hero for including a virtual version of the band singing other people’s songs in the game. [LA Times]
  • A solid chunk of you readers probably asked yourselves this question: “Should I break up with my college boyfriend?” [Em & Lo]
  • Examine Britney Spears through the years by taking a look at the men she’s dated. [PopEater] — I’m surprised that with all the craziness, she has only publicly dated five men.
  • Check out the first installment of Maxim‘s Style Guide, and learn how men are supposed to shave. [Maxim] — Their faces, people.

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