JT’s bringing sexy back, again
I’m so ready for new music this year, especially from hit-maker/hottie Justin Timberlake. In his open letter, he wrote: “This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the “grapevine,” I’m gearing up for a big 2013.” Not gunna lie, I was a total *NSYNC fan girl and I miss those years so dearly. There has been much mixed reviews about his new single “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z but just wait people, JT does not disappoint. [2x04]
And that’s a wrap
Basically there’s two types of Tumblr users: The ones who have an account but don’t want anyone to know about it, or the ones who post their link everywhere! Next time someone who is not a Tumblr expert asks what’s beyond the Tumblr log in page, this picture pretty much sums it up. [ch0col4te-chip]
Things just got a little bit more wild
The Wanted made their way onto the red carpet at the People’s Choice Awards last week and were clearly their usual self, which we love. They picked up “Breakout Artist” and I truly believe they deserved it. While the other band members made their way back to the UK, Nathan Sykes stayed in LA to work in the studio for their new album. I cannot wait. [stefyandkrasy]
There’s always that one friend on any social media website that posts adorable pictures of their cat, and you can’t resist. I wonder if this person’s tattoo is some sort of kitten obsession? [kitsunekenta]
Wake up to heaven in a bowl
Every night before I go to bed, I have to have my cookies and milk. No, I’m not eight-years old but I sure do love my chocolate chips. When I came across this amazing invention, of putting mini cookies in a bowl of milk, I shed a tear. There’s nothing I love more than food and I’m about to run through my grocery store to make this happen tomorrow morning. [inhalekidcudi]
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In a special Thanksgiving treat for fans, Beyonce and Jay-Z have shared some rare pictures of their 10-month-old daughter Blue Ivy.
In one of the photos, Beyonce poses with her little girl dressed in a blue (naturally) outfit. Although Blue is not facing the camera, we can just tell this little girl is going to have the best style like her mama! In a second shot, Bey also posted a black and white snapshot of her hubby Jay-Z carrying Blue Ivy through a garden.
Writing a letter to fans, the singer wrote, “From my family to yours. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving.”
I seriously CANNOT get over how adorable this family is. They seem like the epitome of class.
Guys are simple creatures and if you know how to read them it’s very simple to tell when they have a crush on a girl. In this episode of Staff Members Talking Shit, Brittany, Kelly, Jordan, Casey and Dan give you all the information you need to know on men. If you’re wondering whether or not that guy in your math lecture is ever going to ask you out, hopefully this helps. Or it might make things worse. Either way, we tried.
Tumblr is filled with a bunch of interesting blogs. From Rich Kids of Instagram to Is Ryan Gosling Cuter than a Puppy?, it’s really no surprise as to why people spend hours and hours scrolling their dashboards.
Now in a new Tumblr called Terrible Drawings of British Actors, the blog documents…exactly that. With hilarious portraits featuring the likes of Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, and Carey Mulligan, it’s a surprise this blog isn’t run by a couple of five-year-olds!
But fans of the British shouldn’t get offended so quickly!
As the owner of the site says, “We think the men and women so painstakingly recreated in these drawings are incredibly gorgeous and talented. We’re so sorry.”
Now rest easy and enjoy the art!
Ever wondered how a text conversation would go if you could speak to your dog?
Well, now you can see how it might turn out on a new blog called Texts From Dog where the creator of the site publishes screenshots of texts his dogs sends to him.
We all know dogs can’t text, but I’m pretty sure any dog owner can relate to having a conversation like this in some way or another.
Deadmau5 was so pissed that Madonna made comments about drug use to her young fans at a recent concert that he slammed the pop queen on Facebook, his blog and Twitter. Madonna was at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami this past weekend and shouted to the crowd: “How many people in this crowd have seen molly?”
If you don’t know, molly is slang for MDMA, one of the key ingredients in ecstasy and also similar to the name of Madonna’s newest album (MDNA). It’s a popular drug with the progressive house music community.
While tons of her fans cheered, Deadmau5 was clearly not impressed as he took to Facebook and Twitter and wrote:
“Very classy there madonna. ‘HUR DUR HAS ANYONE SEEN MOLLY???’ such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra.”
He added, “Quite the f’n philanthropist. but hey, at least yer HIP AND TRENDY! f*cking cant smack my head hard enough right now.”
However, a lot of people thought his comments were hypocritical considering a lot of Deadmau5′ own fas are hopped up at his concerts. Still, he assured commenters on Twitter that he doesn’t condone or promote drug use like Madonna did:
I have to agree with Deadmau5. Madonna is a role model for tons of young people, so why would she seemingly encourage it? There are too many celebrities who create a poor image just to make a quick buck.
Deadmau5 also took to his blog and clarified why he was upset at the reference. He said everyone can make their own personal decisions when it comes to drug use but that “BIG voices” shouldn’t appeal to today’s young crowd by condoning drugs and should be more responsible for the image they promote.
As he says on his blog: ”Now, weve taken EDM so far in the past decade, so goddamned far. It really hurts me to see rampant ADVOCATION of extreme bullshit lifestyles to a genre that spans pretty much any age gap these days. Of course, ill always have my opinions about this or that… and yeah, its my personal choice not to do drugs, but im not on a fucking crusade to stamp out other peoples personal choices by no means. fuck being a crusader. Im not pro, or anti drug… but… ill easily let you know that im pro-responsibility.”
What do you think? Was it an inappropriate comment for Madonna to make?
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Moms and any form of social media can be a dangerous combination. Not that most moms would ever post a semi-nude photo of themselves pregnant with you as
punishment a “birthday present.” That kind of crosses some privacy line, doesn’t it?
Rob Kardashian turned 25 today and to celebrate his mom Kris Jenner dug out and scanned some photos to share with the world on her blog. Yes, embarrassing baby photos aren’t just restricted for when a boyfriend/girlfriend meets the parents, than can be posted anytime, anywhere.
She posted it along with the caption: “Happy 25th birthday to my wonderful, handsome son, Rob!! Rob, you are the best son a mother could ask for and you make me proud every day. I love you so much!!”
Luckily, she also posted another photo which is slightly less creepy.
Overcome with emotion and unable to show his feelings while speaking at Ryan Dunn’s memorial service last Wednesday, Johnny Knoxville wrote a blog post to his late friend and “Jackass” co-star, who died in a car crash last week.
In the post, Knoxville spoke of Dunn’s “enormous capacity to love” his friends and family as well as his fun personality.
“I felt 34-percent funnier when I was with Ryan, but I guess everyone did. He had such a hair trigger laugh reflex,” he wrote. “He lived his life wanting to laugh and wanting you to laugh with him. He would cackle really f*cking loud, too, and it wasn’t uncommon that he would fall over from it. Sometimes I would fall with him because his spirit was very contagious.”
But while Dunn was capable of making everyone laugh with him, Knoxville also spoke out on his friend’s serious side.
“Ryan was a great listener. If you were having troubles, he was always someone you could go sit down and talk to. Granted, most of our sitting down was actually standing up playing pool together, but he was always there if you were sad about something. That’s why all this is even harder because right now I really need to talk to him but I can’t.”
You can read the full post here.
With recent news of Taylor Momsen and Jessiza Szohr getting axed from ‘Gossip Girl,’ I thought I would do a ‘Top 5: Annoying TV Characters’ post.
These characters are in every show. That one character that likes to messes things up. That one who makes you scream at the television set. Or the just plain stupid. There are too many to name. But I’ve rounded up my top 5 picks of annoying television characters – hope you agree. I think you will.
1. Jenny Humphrey, played by Taylor Momsen.
First up on the list is ‘Gossip Girl’ Jenny Humphrey, played by Taylor Momsen. I’m pretty sure everyone can agree that her character is the most annoying character to ever appear on a television show, ever. From her sulking, goth appearance, to her brief stint as a preppy Constance mean girl, Jenny was always a follower, and never an individual. She cried, she complained, and she wore fishnet stockings. Good riddance.
2. Marissa Cooper, played by Mischa Barton.
Next up is Marissa Cooper from ‘The O.C.,’ played by faded starlet Mischa Barton. Like Jenny, Marissa was always causing trouble. Whether in abusive relationships, dealing with substance abuse, or just all-around a clingy kind of gal, Marissa made you want to shake her and say ‘wake up!’ Sure, she was pretty and rich, but that didn’t make up for her deeply damaged soul. She eventually got killed off, and the show tanked.
3. George O’Malley, played by T.R. Knight.
Third on the list is ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ George O’Malley, played by T.R. Knight. George spent more time crying about his personal issues than curing medical cases. He was worse than the female doctors. Yes, the show is a hit because of its mix of medical drama and soap-like personal issues, but George took this to a whole other level. He eventually got killed off, too (notice a trend?) but the show went on without him. And with good reason.
4. Swiper, From ‘Dora The Explorer.’
Don’t lie, we’ve all witnessed an episode of ‘Dora The Explorer’ at one point in our life. Whether babysitting or being too lazy to switch the channel, we’ve encountered Swiper, the fox that likes to steal things. No matter how loud you scream ‘Swiper, no swiping!’ the bastard seems to always get away with things. He messes everything up and delays Dora’s adventure, and for that, he’s number four on my list. Sly little fox, you.
5. Roseanne Barr, Played by Roseanne Barr.
It doesn’t matter who I ask – everyone hates Roseanne. Debatably the most annoying show and annoying family, Roseanne takes the cake with her super-loud-mouth character. Literally, all she does is complain. Her loud nasally voice doesn’t help either. She’s obnoxious, she’s lazy, and she’s immature. And the sitcom’s reruns are always on the damn television. Why are good shows being cancelled and replaced with reruns of this clownery? Sigh.
Kim Kardashian wants you to know that she’s doing okay, even after becoming involved in a physical altercation last week.
Popeater reports that the reality star took a picture with an excited male fan while taking a break from shooting her new show Kim and Kourtney take New York. Unfortunately she didn’t take the boy’s jealous girlfriend into account. She took a drink to the face from the lady before quickly leaving the bar with her party.
In a blog post addressing the issue, Kim was eager to inform her fan base that she left the incident unscathed, if a little wet. “I’m totally fine, guys!” she reiterated after explaining the incident in pretty minute detail.
“Luckily I had Scott and Khloe there to protect me,” Kim added. “None of us were drinking… we just wanted a fun family night out, but when people see the cameras rolling, they try to get attention and I guess that’s what happened when the drunk girl saw that we were filming KKTNY. I always take the high road, so we all left straight after and didn’t feed into their drama….Ok, moving on!”
Oh that Kim Kardashian. Always getting herself into situations that evoke mortal peril. Drink tossing! The horror! Thank Xenu in heaven she escaped without permanent trauma.
“Your letter was so thoughtful and sincere,” he wrote in response to Nurris Terrero of New York. “The way you worded everything left me in awe. Please send suggestions on books I should read. I look forward to checking them out.”
You can tell that the festival is in full swing by the overall demeanor of the morning crowd as they gather to begin another day of rock n’ roll excess. Collective hangover and friendly audience are not two terms that usually go together well. Having the first set of the day at SXSW is often one of the most difficult gigs to pull off.
Her name is Nneka. ”Double N, E K A.” as she says from the stage. A truly gifted performer, she single handedly cured the headaches of the masses gathered at the Cedar Street Courtyard on this particular morning. Her songs are about infidelity, poverty and anger. You feel every word she sings. You can’t take your eyes off of her. An absolutely amazing way to start the day.
Welcome to the Live Music Capital of the World. There are over 120 music venues within a block of each other. It can get extremely overwhelming if you don’t have a strategy to conquer the madness. When I first moved to Austin, someone once told me “Walk down Sixth street and follow your ears. When you hear something good… go inside.” It’s a wonderful system to make it all make sense.
At the top notch Billboard showcase Dinosaur Bones capitalized on the amazing location of the stage facing Sixth street and actually drew a sizable crowd into the venue from off of the street. Within ten minutes, the tent was buzzing with a feeding frenzy of music-industry-types. The band has an uncanny way of making an organic transition from hook-filled rock to beautiful ambiance all in the same breath. No one left unimpressed.
Everything changes. That’s why when we got the TXT message at 1pm “Get down to the Red River parking garage across from Stubb’s RIGHT NOW” we just grabbed our iced coffees to go and ran down the street. We’ve wisely learned not to make solid plans.
We arrived at this abandoned parking garage a few minutes later to find a throng of bearded hipsters encircling a makeshift stage. They were everywhere…. even crawling up the chainlink fence surrounding the structure. The immediacy of the moment was perfect. A random happenstance in the heart of Texas. The camera crews were ready to go.
Broken Bells suddenly appear on the stage and break into a set containing The Ghost Inside, The High Road and Vaporize. There’s no question that the buzz on this group is well deserved. They nailed the pop-up show. Expect them all over the radio this summer.
Daniel Berkal leads the trendspotting team at The Palmerston Group, and will be mailing reports from Austin, Texas exclusively to andPOP throughout SXSW 2010.
The people at Zynga have been ruling Facebook with their ridiculously addictive Farmville and Mafia Wars games. Last night, they ruled SXSW by throwing a private party featuring exclusive performances by Atlanta’s The Constellations and indie-kid fave Metric.
By the time that Emily Haines and company took the stage a bit past 930pm, the invite-only crowd seemed to have gone through a centrifuge… separating out the Metric fanatics towards the front while those there mainly for the free Southern Comfort hung around the back. Neither group of patrons were disappointed in the slightest.
Metric were absolutely outstanding. Playing a long set full of both recent songs and fan favorites, the band has finally gelled into a collective force. Emily captivated all in attendance with her intense stage presence and spot-on vocals. It was such a pleasure to watch a group at the top-of-their game show up and give it their all.
While Kanye West may have claimed to Jay Leno to be keeping a low profile on things after his Taylor Swift-MTV Video Music Awards debacle, the new video clip he posted on his blog begs to differ.
The promo video released on Wednesday, Sept. 23 for his new “Fame Kills” tour with Lady Gaga is anything but low profile, according to MTV News.
The video clip, posted by West under the headline, “What Happened to All the Rock Stars? Fame Killed Them!” is a slow motion film featuring a topless Gaga covering herself and wrapped in the arms of a black man while soft, moody music plays in the background. When 30 seconds of this pass, the name of the tour appears on the screen along with a voice that says, “Fame Kills!” and then “West + Gaga” flashes across.
West first made an announcement about the tour earlier this summer at an appearance on “The View,” but it wasn’t a sealed deal until last week. The “Fame Kills” tour is set to begin on Nov. 10 in Phoenix and wrap up Jan. 24 in Dallas.
Ok, so for the past week or so I’ve been on a Spider-Man: Web of Shadows binge. Nothing but web-slinging through New York, symbiotes and ass-kickery. It has been awesome – definitely the best “comic-book superhero” game I’ve played in some time, if not ever (I wasn’t going to include comic-book just now, but then I remembered inFAMOUS and Prototype). So that got me thinking how many bad superhero games I’ve played. That got me thinking about how much worse those games could have been if they were about even crappier superheroes – I mean, even Spider-Man 3 had Spider-Man in it, right? So, with that in mind, I’d like to present:
5 Superheroes That Should Never Be in Video Games
*disclaimer – if a game has already been made that should contain one of these characters, then there’s no need to mention it – the damage has been done. Read more…
This past week on Penn and teller’s show, “Penn and Teller: Bullsh*t” they tackled the topic of video games, and namely video game violence. Now, I’ve dabbled in my own research dissecting violence in video games and their effect on the youth from a strictly ethical point of view (no psychology or any other brain rape involved) and it all came down to a small number of children not being able to tell the difference between real life and fantasy… Either that or negligent parents who provide their kids with M rated games at the age of 10 (more on this later).
In this episode, Penn and Teller (I still don’t understand why a show that revolves around debate and speech has half their talent being a mute) talk about the huge amounts of revenue flowing in from video games, the wave of violent crimes depicting video game copying and those deemed to stop them (Jack Thompson, Hillary Clinton, and some guy with a balding pony tail) but also take the reverse approach and provide a 9 year old gamer with a real assault rifle… how can it go wrong? The 28 minute video begins by making a strong comparison, video game violence to us is like three stooges violence to our parents, makes sense already doesn’t it? With every generation there comes a form of entertainment (or violence) the generation before doesn’t quite understand, while three stooges rarely ever dealt with guns or murder, I peg this as just the progression of the times, desensitization from the news, and newer technologies taking precedence. Read more…
This is the summer of the Fighting game!! YES it IS!!
So today I will be going over some of the new releases in the last four months or so, and give you reasons to pick up a controller and knock the other guy out.
And if none of the new releases tickle your fancy, then I have got a list of old greats that are sure to keep the fighting spirit ALIVE!!!! SO BROTHA LETS GET THIS STARTED!!!
In the last little while we have had some old franchises return, some new updates, and some classics sent our way. In fact, if I can honestly count the number of hours I have spent playing a fighting game this year; it would rival if not beat the combined total amount of time I have spent sleeping last year. THAT’S A FACT! Read more…
Now, I’m just gonna start typing and see where it takes me. This is a free for all blog rant and I have no intentions of a specific topic this week.
I just stared at my computer screen for five minutes… this isn’t going to work.
I like video games, I like them alot. Not to a point where I would rather sit down on a weekend evening and play instead of being social… but a few titles out there have gotten me close to that point. I also play a lot of games, one of the perks to this job is that playing games and reading about gaming news is part of my job description! So this past week I went to my local EB games to trade in a few titles and pick up something new, I must have spent a good 45 minutes looking through the Xbox 360 used section, new section, PS3 used section, new section, Wii used section, new section, DS used, new, PSP used, new (as you can tell, I try to save some cash where I can) and after going through every one of these sections, I didn’t really see any titles I would be willing to spend the cash on! Read more…