I have a mermaid fixation. And secretly, I have been waiting for the day when Lady Gaga tied her legs together and started rocking a mermaid tail. I thought if any pop star out there could do it spectacularly, it would be her since she really commits to her fashion choices. I mean, a Lady Gaga mermaid music video would be out of this world under the sea! So you can imagine my disappointment when I saw this clip of Gaga performing “The Edge of Glory” on the French talk show, “Le Grand Journal.” That tail is so ill fitting and chintzy and hardly convincing at all! And since when do mermaids raid Lisa Turtle‘s closet before getting on stage? A note to Gaga’s costume designer: love the concept, but the execution could be so much better, even if she’s going to rip it off and dance in the end. See: Donna Martin’s mermaid Halloween costume on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” It really set the bar high. [Idolator] Keep reading »
Oh, beer advertisements. What would I blog about without you? Bud Light Lime’s UFC sponsorship seamlessly blends panty-clad “ring girl” Arianny Celeste with “Bud Light” stamped on her ass (klassy!), lime slices gingerly covering her lady bits, and ultimate fighting/sexual innuendo like “I like a guy that can go more than one round!” Ay carumba, this is more softcore than some porns I’ve seen.
Men, don’t you resent being advertised to in this way? Or are you A-OK with the whole “tits, beer, more tits” thing? [AdWeek] Keep reading »
Strippers, guns, rap music, booty shaking, gangstas … why, it’s the most offensive, sexist
political ad you’ve ever seen. This NSFW commercial called “Hahn’s Homeboyz” begins to criticize Janice Hahn, a Los Angeles City Councilwoman running for a Democratic Congressional seat, for her proposal to use “taxpayer money” to hire former gang members in prison “so they could rape and kill again!” I mean, so they could teach current gang members how to quit the life. Which, uh, actually doesn’t sound like a bad idea, when you think about it.
But no matter. There’s race-baiting to be had. Keep reading »
Ahhh, Grover. In this video, “Sesame Street” spoofs “Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark,” the musical that’s left several stars injured and is only ready to open after a whopping seven months of previews and revisions. If only Grover could actually save the musical. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Last night, internet-eratti gathered in New York for the 15th Annual Webby Awards, the event honoring the biggest movers and shakers on the web. To keep things streamlined, the event has instituted a policy calling for five word acceptance speeches. My favorite of the night? Anna Wintour, who said, “Sometimes geek can be chic.” An honorable mention goes to Andrew Mason, the CEO of Groupon, who gave the wise words, “It’s short for group coupon.” And a high five to Dan Savage, who accepted the Special Achievement Award with the words “Tracy Morgan can suck my….” Keep reading »