Jingle Punks: Classical Music Versions Of All Your Hipster Favorites

I’m in love with Jingle Punks, a self-described “hipster orchestra” that covers pop/rock tunes like MGMT‘s “Time To Pretend” orchestrally. (Oh, wow, “orchestrally” is actually a word, y’all.) Jingle Punks’ music is perfect for girls like me who enjoy both classical and pop music. And who doesn’t love a good cover? I bet you can’t listen to just one Jingle Punks song. [YouTube via Flavorwire] Continue reading

Joe Gorga: The New Star Of “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey”

I was scared to watch the new season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” sans Danielle Staub. I just didn’t think it could possibly be any fun without her and her delusional paranoia. Man, was I wrong. The first episode, which included a “West Side Story” style rumble at a Christening, made the episode where Staub’s weave got ripped out look like child’s play. And a new star emerged. Only he’s not a housewife — or even a woman for that matter. Continue reading

“True Blood” Season 4: The “Post-Russell Edgerton World”

True Blood” season four is headed our way and in this new preview, we get a better look at life in the “post-Russell Edgerton” world. Just a few of the tidbits the preview gives us: Eric shooting an “all vampires are different” public service announcement, Jason being tied up by his shape-shifting girlfriend, and Lafayette taking part in some kind of witch ritual. Oh, and Bill finally got a hair cut! Man, I have a feeling this season is going to be killer. [PopWrap] Continue reading

Britney Spears And Rihanna Pillow Fight At The Billboard Music Awards


Remember when Britney Spears used to perform at award shows as, like, a rule, because she was a huge pop star? Nowadays it seems like she’s trotted out of her holding pen to make random, half-assed appearances during other stars’ award show performances as some sort of “comeback” statement. So, that makes her random, half-assed, minute-long cameo during Rihanna‘s “S&M” performance at last night’s Billboard Music Awards her, what, 8th comeback? I love Britney, don’t get me wrong — I will love her until I’m old and grey and cranky and think even classical music sounds like racket. But seriously, I wish Britney was let off her leash and given the opportunity to stand and perform on her own, not just as a backup dancer in Rihanna’s sort of sad “good girl gone bad” fantasies.

Phew. Rant over. Last night’s big Billboard Music Award winners, after the jump… Continue reading

Justin Timberlake Does What He Does (Second) Best On “Saturday Night Live”


When “SNL” was done cracking jokes about prison rape, this weekend’s season finale was the highest rated in seven years, thanks, mostly, to the star power of host Justin Timberlake and musical guest Lady Gaga. Listen, I want Justin to give up his acting aspirations and record a new album as much as anyone, but maybe he could get his acting fix by becoming a semi-regular cast member on “SNL”? He’s so good at it! Above, the hi-larious digital short featuring Justin and Andy Samberg’s “Dick in a Box” crooners singing about “3-Way (The Golden Rule),” in which a threesome with two guys “is not gay” so long as there’s a chick (a chola-licious Lady Gaga) in the middle. After the jump, two of my other favorite moments… Continue reading

Snakeskin Nails: Would You Pay $300 For A Manicure?


You may tote a boa handbag or strut around in python pumps, but now your nails can get in on the reptile action. Nail artist Terri Silacci has created a gel manicure using snakeskin.

The Monterey, California-based manicurist tells the “Today” show that these scaly digits were inspired by snakeskin her son brought home from his science class.

“One snake’s trash is a toenail’s treasure,” says Silacci. “I find that the initial reaction from people is, that’s weird, that’s disgusting. And then they say, ‘I want it. And I want it right away.’” Continue reading