Any day that the Backstreet Boys announce a new tour is a great day, but when they announce a North American tour to support one of their best albums ever, with Avril fucking Lavigne as a special guest, well, today just became the best day of my life. As awesome as the Backstreet Boys/New Kids On The Block tour was, my inner child (who is actually my inner teen, forever trapped in 1998, listening to “Complicated” on repeat, wishing she could fit into L.E.I. flare jeans) is way more stoked about this one. Tickets go on sale March 21st, and the tour kicks off in Canada on May 3rd, with the first American stop in Seattle on May 22nd. So far I’m not seeing any dates in Nashville, which is severely disappointing, but I guess that means a road trip to Chicago is in order. Check out the list of US tour dates after the jump! Keep reading »
“[Britney] was young and I could see the stress on her face. I was like, ‘Do you want to go to lunch?’ and she was like, ‘Yes, yes. Let’s go to lunch,’ and then someone behind her would go, ‘No, no, no. You have interviews you have to go to vocal coaching, you have to go to the gym and then you have to go on your tour.’ And she was like, ‘Okay, maybe later.’ And I was like, ‘Let’s go to dinner tonight.’
So I went to her hotel and I invited her to come out with me and we went to a club. She was underage so I snuck her in the back door and we did a little dancing and then people sort of swarmed on top of her and then she got stuck at a table hanging out with people, chit chatting and I was like, ‘I’ve got to go to work tomorrow can I go?’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah. No, go I am good. They will get me home.’”
– Melissa Joan Hart, AKA Clarissa Darling and Sabrina Spellman, who is currently on a media blitz to promote her new memoir, Melissa Explains It All, shared this slightly disturbing little anecdote on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show this week. Hart, now 37, is 6 years older than Spears and apparently the two became pretty close friends in the mid 90s (although hello, Girl Code clearly states that you should never leave your underage friend with random people at a nightclub). MJH also revealed that she once made out with Nick Carter in a hotel room, and that she never found James Van Der Beek attractive. So there you go. [Daily Mail]
I am a product of the ’90s, so there was a period of time in my childhood wherein Furbies were my world. It could have been months, it could have been a year; whatever it was, Furbies are indelible in my memory lexicon. They were actually VERY CREEPY, which is probably why my parents were reluctant to purchase them for me at first, but they were beyond grateful when years later we were alerted to a catastrophic basement flood during a power outage by one of the malfunctions-when-wet animatronic creatures. Furbies may no longer be of the zeitgeist, now replaced by, like, an iPhone app or something, but in the hands of Swedish artist and big time Furby enthusiast William Källback Winter, they’ve been reborn as some of our most recognizable contemporary pop stars. Check out a few more after the jump, and more of Winter’s work at the source! [Furby Living via Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Anyone on the real estate market who is looking for a little piece of history needs to get themselves to Los Angeles, where the iconic valley party house from “Clueless” is currently for sale. For the bargain price of $825,000, owning this house would allow you to do any of the following life dream status activities:
- Making dinner in the kitchen where Tai and Elton sang “Rollin’ With My Homies.”
- Taking a bath in the bathroom where Murray shaved his head because he’s “keepin’ it real” and Dion called his mom to tell on him.
- Lounging by the pool where Cher received an angry call from her dad on her brick-sized cellphone.
- Watching TV in the family room where Travis attempted (and failed) to crowd surf.
I could go on for days. The point is, someone really needs to buy this house and then recreate that gloriously 90s party and invite me. Please. [Daily Mail]
So, not only is Lisa Frank real, but the famously reclusive 90s icon has a headquarters for her company in Tucson, Arizona. The bright, airy space includes giant teddy bears, inflatable furniture, unicorn sculptures, a rainbow color scheme, and a fireproof vault of every single Lisa Frank illustration and product ever produced. It’s basically exactly what you would expect, and it makes my inner child squeal with delight. In related news, suddenly I feel like my life is profoundly lacking when it comes to dolphin stickers. [The Atlantic]
Any Jonathan Taylor Thomas sighting is a reason to celebrate, but when he’s standing next to his sitcom brother? Even better! JTT came out to support
Brad Zachery Ty Bryan at the screening of “Dark Tourist,” which Bryan produced. It’s been almost 15 years since “Home Improvement” went off the air, and these two child stars look much different than they used to, but also kind of exactly the same (right?). It’s good to see that JTT still loves plaid. (Also, those glasses? Hot.) [Us Weekly]
What: Butterfly clips
When we wore it: Late ’90s
Why we hate them: Because we never had enough, obviously.
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Sorry, but my productivity just went to zero because I’m going to spend the rest of the afternoon pressing the tiny David Hasselhoff button on my new favorite website, The ’90s Button. Click on the Hasselhoff icon, and a fresh ’90s video will get served up directly to you. So far, I’ve watched vids from Fat Boy Slim (“Funk Soul Brother”), Ini Kemoze (“Here Comes the Hotstepper!”) and, like, five Take That cuts. It just hit me with “Runaway Train” by Soul Asylum. This thing goes deep. Anyway, it’s been nice knowing you all, but this is my new life now. [The '90s Button]
What: Jean Skirts
When We Wore Them: Early 2000s
Why We Hate Them: Literally no reason, their inflated prices were totally warranted.
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