You’ve probably seen pictures from the Creative Pet Grooming World Championships, that takes place annually in Hershey, PA, and thought, A dog that’s styled to look like a Muppet? MORE PLEASE! Well, that’s what I thought. You might have been disturbed by these insanely groomed dogs, which would also be a natural reaction.
Coming next week to UK TV (god, they have the best stuff!) is a documentary which goes behind the scenes of extreme dog grooming. “Doggy Styling,” follows creative pet groomers like Su Eld-Weaver, the UK’s top dog coiffeur. Her poodle Dobby took the prize this year with a Memoirs of a Geisha-inspired look. I’ve included a picture of Dobby after the jump for your viewing pleasure. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
The third video in her series explaining the making of her new self-titled album, Beyonce gives us some behind-the-scenes footage of her and Jay Z recording and filming the video for their duet, “Drunk In Love.” It’s so fun seeing Bey react to hearing Jay’s freestyle for the first time — she seems especially, uh, moved when he raps “hope you can handle this curve.” Oh, Mrs. Carter certainly can. Also, while I’m excited that she shouted out my favorite odd pronunciation in the song (SERFBORT forever!), I wish she had explained the line further. “Serfbort” is obviously “surfboard,” and when she says she’s “graining on that wood” she means “grinding,” but is she trying to say Jay’s penis is like an old-timey wooden surfboard from the 1920s as opposed to a more modern foam board? Also, do people actually put cigars on ice? Clearly I have spent a lot of time thinking about this song, but questions remain! Anyway, watch above.
A few years ago, I mentored a group of teen girls at a small, alternative high school. The whole point of the group was just to give these young women a safe space to talk, express themselves, and feel heard and validated. I will never forget how eager the girls were to let their emotions out. I will also never forget all the boys that would linger around the doorway of our little classroom, making jokes and craning necks to get a peek at what was happening inside. They were so transparent, in that unique way that teenagers are, in their desire for the same thing — an opportunity to let their guards down and open up. Keep reading »
“Adore You” is perhaps the best example on Miley Cyrus’s latest album, Bangerz, that the girl can sang. Vocally, the song is just great. However, the video, which debuted today, is just hilarious. Watch as Miley, sans fards, writhes around in a nude bra and panties beneath billowing white sheets, holding a video camera as she rubs her body and mouth in ecstasy. I mean, so much excessive mouth touching, I can’t deal. I hope she washed her hands.
While on a hunting trip near Adair, Oklahoma, Andrew Rice spotted a “fucking kangaroooooooo” and posted the video on his Facebook page. Of course, it’s insane to see a random kangaroo hopping around the middle of the United States and Rice’s reaction — equal parts crazy excitement and wondering “what the crap” was going on — helped the video go viral. Don’t worry about the kangaroo, after Rice’s sighting, it was discovered that the animal had escaped from a private owner who recaptured it unharmed Monday afternoon. I would like to see this video get autotuned. [Daily Pics And Flicks]
When Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter World Tour stopped in Las Vegas earlier this month, there was a very special fan in attendance. Taylon is a terminally ill young girl with an inoperable brain tumor. ”Her dying wish was to dance with Beyoncé,” said Ivy McGregor, of Philanthropy Program Partnerships, in a video posted to Beyoncé’s YouTube channel Christmas Eve. Naturally, Bey made it happen, dancing with the teary girl as she sang the Destiny’s Child song “Survivor.” Watch above, but get the Kleenex ready. [NY Daily News]
It’s the holidays, which means over the next couple days your mother / parental figure is going to completely annoy the shit out of you. Because no one wants to feel like a holiday Grinch, I thought I might I remind you of your first, best defense in holiday burnout: adorable baby animals. Meet baby Kabibe, an gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo who was adopted by clan matriarch Bawang. She’s serving as a surrogate mother for the five-month-old baby gorilla, which at this point means lugging the baby around on her back. You know, like mommies everywhere. Aww! [Laughing Squid]