Talk shows in the ’80s and early ’90s were obsessed with sussing out the latest subculture and parading it on display for the entire world to gawk at. Whether goth, punk, club kid or something in between, shows like Phil Donahue, Maury Povitch and Ricki Lake steadily trotted out what they considered “freaks.” Take this clip of a crew of (actually very notable) punk rockers who appeared on “The Morning Show” with Regis and Kathie Lee in 1986. Among them was Raymond “Raybeez” Barbieri, founding member of the Lower East Side punk band Warzone, and Todd Youth, of the band Murphy’s Law (who later played with Danzing). These guys are so cute, but Kathie Lee is terrified.
Every generation has its own version of rebellion — so when club kids came around a decade later, flaunting looks and music that was the diametric opposite of punk, nobody should have been surprised. But talk show pundits ate that up. Just like they did a few years later when Marilyn Manson’s brand of manufactured goth horror came into its own.
Looking back at those kids, and those shows now, they seem delightfully tame. Check out a small collection of some of the best moments of punk rock, parental outrage, club kid mayhem and Manson fanaticism ever captured on the talk show circuit. Keep reading »
Hi. How are you? Well, clearly you’re very angry. I’m not sure what possessed you to write “F**k You” on your face in eyeliner and flaunt it at LAX this past weekend. Well, right back at you. You seem to find it funny and so does your your girlfriend, Lindsay Usich. I think I have a pretty good sense of humor and I’m not laughing. Not funny. Just lame.
I don’t get what you’re so pissed about. That people judge you harshly for being different? Join the club. Such is the human experience. Are you mad that paps are taking your picture? Get over it. That’s part of being famous. You get large ass paychecks for making your music, which I don’t care for, but plenty of others do. That is a privilege in life, to get paid for your artistry. And the drawback is having your picture taken when you’re in public. That’s how it goes. And while paps and the haters may be an annoyance to you, it’s a small price to pay to be able to exercise creative freedom for a living. Keep reading »
During a recent interview with The Guardian, singer Marilyn Manson expressed his interest in “passing [his] demented genius on to some small thing who can set fire and breath profanity.” And doesn’t the world need another expletive spouting fire starter? Yes, it does. For those of you who weren’t following, Marilyn would like to procreate. He is currently dating photographer Lindsay Usich. But in case she doesn’t want to carry his spawn, we thought we’d provide backup. Marilyn says he goes for women who are “independent and creative,” but not too creative because he’s inclined to feel competitive and jealous. He also insists he’s not some sort of sexual deviant as we once thought. “I think I would laugh nervously in the face of a threesome. I’m shy. I’m the kind of person who turns the lights out.” We get it, Marliyn. You’re a prude. Taking all this into consideration, we came up with some ideas for who could provide the other half of the chromosomal equation for Marilyn’s small, demented, genius thing. Paging Paz de la Huerta. Are you available to make a thing? [Celebitchy]
No, no, no, no, no, no, no. I refuse to believe that this is true. Star magazine reports that Avril Lavigne has is drying her tears from her breakup with (gag) Brody Jenner in the arms of the Prince Of Darkness. Marilyn Manson pulls some pretty amazing tail, including Dita Von Teese. Rose McGowan, and Evan Rachel Wood, but … Avril Lavigne?!?! Can’t he smell the fakery on her “I’m a bad-ass punk rocker!” schtick from three states away? Like, three big Western states? But no, Star claims the pair have been “platonic friends for years” and are now “hooking up” because they’re both single. “It’s not really serious yet, but they’ve definitely got a little love connection going on,” said the source. A love connection! Far be it from me to deny the world a love connection. I just think Avril could find someone a little less creepy and abuser-y, you know? Watch out, Tay-Moms, you’re obviously next. [Celebitchy] [Images: Splash News]
Well, at least someone takes Taylor Momsen’s music career seriously. The former “Gossip Girl” actress and lead singer for the band The Pretty Reckless performed with Manson at the Revolver Golden God Awards last night. Looks like a tasteful event. Sad I couldn’t make it. Next year!
Seriously, what is it about gothy singer Marilyn Manson? Does he smell really good? Poop gold bricks? Because I can’t figure out why all these really attractive women keep letting them touch their boobs. Manson has dated a veritable basketball team of hotties: Rose McGowan, Dita Von Teese, Evan Rachel Wood, porn star Stoya Doll, “America’s Next Top Model” winner CariDee English — and his latest conquest seems to be Lana Del Rey, if the gossip rags are true. What’s his magic guys? You tell me.
Last week, we declared Caridee English one of the top 10 most successful “America’s Next Top Model” alumni. Meaning, she’s made it as a model and television host and isn’t waiting tables. But now it appears that she has a new ambition beyond simply smeyezing. She wants to be a musician. Apparently, she’s been recording songs with … deep breath … Marilyn Manson.
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“I mean, dating Marilyn Manson… it’s kind of impossible to keep that out of the spotlight… He had a hand in raising me! Oh, I’m always gonna love that guy. He’s a genius, he’s an amazing artist, we’re still friends. Some things just aren’t meant to be.”
– Evan Rachel Wood explains that her ex — who once said that he fantasized about “smashing her skull with a sledgehammer” — will always have a special place in her heart for the creepiest of reasons. [Nylon via Cover Awards] Keep reading »