Somebody is getting pink slipped today! Somehow, all of the fireworks for San Diego’s Big Bay Boom 4th of July display were set off at once, resulting in 30 seconds of very, very intense fanfare. Whoops! See video above. [NYMag.com]
Happy 4th of July! It wouldn’t be a national holiday without a themed Courtney Stodden photo shoot! Here, everyone’s favorite teen bride, frosted lip gloss addict, and kitten impersonator shows she’s proud to live in a country that allows her to make a sizable living at such things. See a few more photos after the jump and the rest over at Celebuzz! [Photo: Coleman-Rayner] Keep reading »
has released the video for “Best Thing I Never Had,” and normally, I am all about new Beyoncé videos. But I’m not so sure about this one. It starts with B standing around in bridal lingerie, awkwardly singing to an ex. As the video proceeds, we see Beyoncé and said ex at prom (where he dances with another girl) and Beyoncé at her wedding with the ex in attendance (wearing a pair of bad glasses) as she belts out lyrics like, “Thank god you blew it/ Thank god I dodged a bullet.” Now, I love the sentiment of this song. But really—a woman is singing to her ex
on her wedding day? Who came up with this concept? Also, I don’t recommend rolling around in the grass in a wedding dress. Just sayin’. [D-Listed
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I remember being thoroughly fascinated by MTV’s documentary special on Britney Spears
, “Britney: For The Record.” And now the network had apparently done the same for Beyoncé
. Here is the opening segment of “Year of 4,” which premiered last night. It begins with black and white footage of Beyoncé on the beach. “I’m always happy when I’m surrounded by water. I think I was a mermaid,” she said. “The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.” Did anyone watch the whole thing last night? Here’s hoping they replay it over the weekend. Luckily, MTV is known for their recycling. [Idolator
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USA! USA! USA! OK, so we might not have the best soccer team in the world, but we rock at pretty much everything else, including music. Here, we picked out our favorite American songs (new, old, classic, vintage, you name it) to play at your 4th of July BBQ. Check out the playlist after the jump! Keep reading »
Ah, summer: fireflies, long, sun-dripped days, trips to the beach, flip-flops, and one of our favorites: the 4th of July holiday weekend, which, of course, is just a couple days away. I still don’t have my plans ironed out yet — I know I want to hang out with friends and hopefully there will be hot dogs and fireworks and maybe a batch of spiked watermelon involved, but the details remain up in the air at this point. But what about you? What are your plans for the holiday weekend and what are some of your favorite 4th of July traditions? And if you happen to have any great Independence Day-themed recipes, I’m all ears! Keep reading »
The Fourth of July is just over a month away (47 days, to be exact), which means you still have plenty of time to order this scary Norma Kamali eagle tank top from Walmart. Dressing in red, white, and blue is easy and expected; wearing our national bird shows true patriotism. [$8, Walmart] Keep reading »
What better way to celebrate liberty than by letting someone ring your bell? So, this 4th of July, you should assert your independence. Your bikini line is already in tip-top summer form. You have the next day off, so no worries about kicking him out. Plus, you owe birthday sex to your country. Here’s how to fly your flag and get a man to salute you.
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Beer may be a great American product, but maybe this 4th of July, you want something a little classier to accompany your cookout. Try this champagne cocktail, which gets it’s pink hue from a dash of crème de cassis, and a fruity kick from triple sec infused berries.
- 2 cups mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries)
- Juice of one lemon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup triple sec or Cointreau
- Crème de cassis (a blackcurrent liqueur)
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix berries with lemon, sugar, and triple sec. Cover and let sit in the fridge for at least two hours; the longer, the more flavorful the berry.
- After berries have marinated, strain the juice (you can save it to add a splash to your drink if you like), and spread berries on a baking sheet. Freeze until hard, usually one hour.
- Fill glass with champagne, then add a dash of cassis. Don’t mix the beverage, but let the liqueur settle in the bottom of the glass. Add a handful of the frozen berries to keep cold.
- Feel patriotic, if you must.
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The 4th of July is one of the times men really make themselves useful. I mean, think about it, this holiday has two main components: fireworks and grilling. Lighting things on fire and cooking with fire are some of the only things men can generally actually do better than us gals. So you can imagine my disappointment when I found a slew of videos that involve men messing up this holiday. It’s okay though, because these vids are hilarious. Revel in their stupidity with me, above and after the jump. Keep reading »