Sadly, Coachella isn’t about the music anymore. The event has now become a place for optimal celebrity watching as fabulous people dressed in swimwear drink and listen to more fabulous people perform.
Since Coachella has become a fashion show for most media outlets,we decided we would jump on the bandwagon. While the likes of Darren Criss, Sophia Bush, and Lucy Hale looked casual and adorable at the music festival, some people opted for a more homeless hippie look than fun and casual swimwear/summer wear.
It’s such a shame when attractive people don’t dress well when they know their famous person status is bound to catch the public’s attention. People will find you, and WILL take a few pictures of you. Dress with caution, and please look twice in the mirror.
Still, if paparazzi are going to be at this event, take your two/three pictures then let the people enjoy the show please. Sorry Darren Criss. I’m with you on this one. This blows, but it’s the way it is.
Geez guys at least get my good side! And watch the concert!
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) April 14, 2013
Uh oh, photographer pals are takin pics of us at the violent femmes set! If you guys see pics of me on my phone, I was tweetin this!
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) April 14, 2013
HERE ARE THE FIVE WORST LOOKS AT COACHELLA SO FAR:
A thick-looking vest paired with lots of black for a music festival? I don’t follow.
I don’t really understand what Katy Perry is wearing. Why are there faces on her skirt?
Now that Gossip Girl is over, are you wondering where you’ll get your weekly T.V. fashion fix? The end of Gossip Girl has left a big fashion hole in the land of television so we’ll be going through a couple of options for you to try. Some of these shows might fill the void, but only time will tell.
The Carrie Diaries
This is the most likely successor to fill the space Gossip Girl has left on our T.V. schedules. Probably because Gossip Girl was the show that succeeded the fashionable and iconic Sex and the City. So with The Carrie Diaries being a prequel to SATC, this new show has all the elements of being your new T.V. fashion fix. As viewers we’ll get to witness the young Carrie Bradshaw (played by the excellent AnnaSophia Robb) discover her voice and love of fashion and we’ll get to see how she became the style icon that we know and love (i.e. Sarah Jessica Parker).
Pros: Fun 80s fashion and a glimpse of a wilder, funkier, and grittier New York City that is long gone. Plus Carrie Bradshaw is back in our lives!
Cons: NYC = fashion and the city was a character in itself for SATC and Gossip Girl but The Carrie Diaries only partially takes place in NYC. Plus being stuck in the 80s means less chances for modern and fashion forward moments.
The Beverly Hills 90210 reboot has somewhat lived in the shadows of Gossip Girl. The original 90210 was a major fashion fix in the 90s, making the Californian ZIP Code the most fashionably coveted place to live during its early run on television. The show put sunny Hollywood Californian style on the map but in the fashion world the West Coast is not actually the Best Coast. NYC is couture while L.A. is Hollywood glam. The new 90210 has all the elements of taking the fashion reigns from Gossip Girl but those are quite big shoes to fill and the window for viewers to get on board on already established show is small (you’re going to have to play a lot of catch-up).
Pros: Its young, beautiful, and stylish cast. Plus the show’s a fashion fix legacy (never forget the amazing shoulder pads of Brenda, Kelly, and Donna).
Cons: The shadow from Gossip Girl still looms, while The O.C. set the standard high for young Californian style in the new Millennium.
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Almost every TV show has a villain trying to stand in somebody’s way. Sometimes these villains are victims in their own right, or their sass is more funny than hateful Other times, these villains are downright evil and need a serious ass kicking. Personally, I love villains. To me, they seem more complicated and misunderstood than your typical martyr of a protagonist. Here at the ANDPOP office we decided which TV villains we love, and which ones need to leave.
We rated them on a scale of one to 10 — 10 being the MOST ANNOYING and one being the least.
Cassandra July, Glee, 8/10
This NYADA teacher loves to kill Rachel Berry’s self confidence, sleep with her students, and have regular meltdowns. July has zero redeeming qualities. Her burnt out broadway act persona gets no sympathy from me. She is hateful, harsh, and refuses to give Rachel a break. Some may say she puts Rachel in her place, but I say she’s jealous of her talent. July deserved it when Rachel finally stuck up for herself.
A, Pretty Little Liars, 9/10
“A” is not one person. A is a series of people who wreak havoc on the so-called liars Aria, Spencer, Hannah, and Emily. The A-team’s snooping and revenge tactics are more evil and scary than funny. “A” gives everyone a run for their money. She is downright terrifying. She has a psycho-killer thing going on.
Emily Thorne (Amanda Clarke), Revenge, 1/10
Emily Thorne of Revenge reps Amanda Clarke, who’s father was framed for a horrible crime. After her father dies, Amanda assumes the identity of Emily Thorne to seek revenge on everyone involved in her father’s framing and eventual murder. Thorne sets fires, ruins careers, ruins reputations, and turns lives upside down. Thorne has an evil streak, but her pure brilliance and drive to avenge her father has us smitten. We see her true colours when she truly cares about people — like her mentor Nolan. We love her evil smirk that tells us something important is about to happen. Also, we want her wardrobe.
Ellis Tancharoen, Smash, 10/10
Ellis is downright annoying and conniving. He proves no purpose but to screw up everybody’s lives. NO ONE LIKES YOU ELLIS. NO ONE. Leave. Now. Oh right… he is. Bye Ellis. See you, never.
Sebastian Smythe, Glee, 3/10
This warbler has a bad attitude and his sights set on Blaine. Smythe throws rock salt smoothies, makes fun of Kurt regularly, and we’re pretty sure he lives at the Lima Bean. However, his face is beautiful, his hair is impeccable, his voice is dreamy, his dance moves are smooth, and we’re totally obsessed. Smythe can sing One Direction and The Wanted and makes us swoon whenever we see him in that legendary blue blazer with red piping. No wonder The Warblers won sectionals this year. Smythe needs to be on WAY more often. We miss him and his bickering with Kurt.
Regina/ Evil Queen, Once Upon a Time, 5/10
After much time and consideration, we have not reached a verdict in the office. We’re torn. Some of us think Regina/ the Evil Queen is downright evil and conniving, while some think she is misunderstood and has good intentions. This is a hard one. The only thing we know is that she has amazing entrances (especially in that cape), and that actress Lana Parilla kicks ass in this role. The character is multi-dimensional and we just can’t decide on how evil she really is.
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Kelly Clarkson gets engaged and Ke$ha claims she was forced to sing her latest hit, “Die Young.”
HIT: Kelly Clarkson gets engaged
Clarkson is one of the few stars by way of reality show that can make me go, “aww, you’re so sweet!” She’s simply seems like instant best friend material and I don’t even listen to her music! Obviously, we’re over the moon when the ever-so-adorable Clarkson announced she was engaged to her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock on Saturday. Then our jaws dropped when she shared a photo of her gigantic yellow canary diamond engagement ring. Congrats, Kelly!
MISS: Ke$ha claims she didn’t write “Die Young”
On the heels of her song “Die Young” being pulled from airwaves in response to the Newtown elementary school shooting, Ke$ha claimed over Twitter, “I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.” She later deleted the tweet and replaced it with calmer apology. Just for the record, Ke$ha is listed as one of the song’s writers, alongside fun.’s Nate Ruess. So, what does it feel like to have that songwriter’s check in the bank, Ke$ha?
HIT: Chris Pratt shows off his Zero Dark Thirty body
Chris Pratt plays the slubby, clueless Andy on Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreations. Pratt is also in the upcoming action drama Zero Dark Thirty and brought a phone selfie of himself onto Conan off his Seal team physique. Who knew that THIS was under all the flannel? I can totally see why Anna Ferris married you.
MISS: Gossip Girl is finally revealed and it’s…
By Christina Pellegrini
Can we say OMG?! This finale was one for the books! I can’t say I thought much of it until the final few scenes, when Nate was given the videotape and Blair FINALLY fought for Chuck! The finale left us with many unsolved plot lines, and thankfully no corny pregnancy scares. As always, tonight’s episode taught me a lot.
1) Good things come to those who work for it. Blair knows that it won’t be a breeze to get Chuck back but she’s prepared to work for it. Hopefully they can bring Bart down together. What was the point of that guy’s return if he was just going to fall back into his nasty ways so quickly? But as a side note, I have to admit, I had a smile on my faces when I saw Blair sit down beside Chuck and was happier with the ending!
2) Like mother like daughter. Serena’s headed in a downward spiral but it looks like Lily is headed down the same path too. Whether it’s drugs or Bart, they’re both hazardous to a person’s well being. Just ask Chuck, as he’s frequently been exposed to both. On the flip side, I am confident that Eleanor will prepare Blair well for the fashion world, and help her create her own empire. Read more…
By Christina Pellegrini
This entire episode couldn’t live up to the last five minutes of last week’s. With all the unanswered questions and confusion, this was just a filler episode to pass time until the finale. It wasn’t a bad episode, but it just seemed dry, probably not the best build up to the finale.
Nonetheless, here are five things I learned on last night’s episode, “The Fugitives.”
1) Daddy, where art thou? So much for making up for lost time. Chuck and Bart hardly spent any time together. But at least eventually, Chuck and Bart were on the same side and were able to get rid of the posed danger. Things are looking up for Chuck and some unanswered questions were solved.
2) Ensure that your private investigator doesn’t need private investigating. Poor Andrew Tyler wasn’t on the Bass family’s good side anymore and of course, they got the final say. Andrew can kiss his future goodbye as I am sure Chuck and Bart will ensure it’s spent behind bars.
3) Nothing can come between true friends. Too bad Serena and Blair aren’t as good friends as we hoped. Serena’s dark side is being shown for all to see, when Gossip Girl comes back with a bang. Looks like Serena crossed the line and the future of Blair, Dan, Serena and Chuck are all at stake. Read more…
By Christina Pellegrini
WHAT THE HECK?!? Is Bart Bass alive or were my eyes playing tricks on me tonight? I certainly hope it wasn’t my eyes because I’m not even 20! But seriously, didn’t Bart Bass die in season two? I remember watching his funeral THREE YEARS AGO. This episode made my Monday ten times better and I learned a few things too:
1) The ultimate scandal of is faking your death. Too bad the only mastermind to have come up with that one was Bart Bass. But seriously, what’s the point of faking your own death and only bothering to come back now, instead of a year ago when Thorpe was trying to destroy your company? Bart’s timing may be a little off but it’s still the most jaw dropping moment in the series by far.
2) True love triumphs all. Poor Lonely Boy, he’s once again, living up to his nickname. Blair knows she needs to help Chuck out and it’s not just for his expensive cologne. It’s because of their undeniable connection. Dan cannot control destiny and come between the two most powerful characters of all: Blair and Chuck. When Blair didn’t say I love you back to Dan, it further proved that Blair and Chuck’s true love is unquestionable.
3) TTYL Serena. Serena was given the boot by Gossip Girl, with the help of … Lola! We all have to admit, Serena was not as good as the original GG and we all preferred her as the victim instead of the mastermind. She was becoming too excluded and introverted anyways. She needs to become carefree and happy again. We all miss that. And the fact that Lola was the one that caught her, made me secretly happy because Lola seems like the most innocent one on the show…let’s hope it stays that way. Read more…
By Christina Pellegrini
SHOCKED! STUNNED! SPEECHLESS! It’s almost the end of the season so naturally we were expecting drama, but last night’s episode of Gossip Girl, “Despicable B,” was earth shattering.
Here are five things I learned:
1) Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The end was jaw dropping, as I felt betrayed by Jack and Bart, just as Chuck felt. Jack might be Chuck’s father after all? WTH? Talk about a new level of daddy issues.
2) Some people can mix business with pleasure. Nate is still understandably freaked about cougar Diana being Chuck’s mom. He becomes a master sleuth, snooping around her room trying to find out everything about her. I’d say I don’t agree with his methods but I can’t help but want him to get those files, because I know that Diana is not looking out for Chuck’s best interests. He may have had to strip to his skivvies, but he succeeds. Go Nate go! Read more…
By Christina Pellegrini
Throwing a party to announce a secret relationship isn’t such a good idea when Gossip Girl is stalking your every movie. This “coming out” party is exactly what Blair and Dan decide to do though it just leads to secrets, lies, scandals and the usual OMFG moments.
Parties aside, the most important thing that happened last night was that we FINALLY saw Chuck’s mother after five years of waiting.
Here are the five things I learned from tonight’s episode “Salon of the Dead.”
1) Absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder. It’s finally revealed that Diana is Chuck’s mother (who didn’t see that coming?), but this doesn’t seem to make Chuck jump for joy. After not having admitted this to himself for 21 years he feels hurt and abandoned and rightfully so.
2) Like mother, like son. Chuck has probably been intimate with about half the Upper East Side population (and who knows where else!), but it seems like Diana is the same way. Tsk Tsk for having an affair with Bart Bass when she was only a teenager and then dating Nate years later. Not only is that a total cougar move, but I’m also disgusted she would hook up with her son’s best friend. Let’s just hope Chuck doesn’t end up like either one of his parents! Read more…
By: Christina Pellegrini
Tonight’s episode of Gossip Girl left us with many questions and no answers. It didn’t live up to the rest of the fast paced episodes this season.
As for the five things I learned on last night’s episode, “It Girl, Interrupted,” here they are:
1) “It” girls like Serena are easy to replace especially when Lola is nearby. We all know Serena wants to avoid Gossip Girl’s radar but the fame whore secretly misses the spotlight A LOT.
2) Money doesn’t buy happiness, at least not for Chuck! Yes, we all know he’s maturing, and becoming selfless, which is adorable. And yes, he didn’t want Blair to know he paid off the dowry, but just like you can’t buy Blair Waldorf, you can’t sell her either. Much to my dismay, Blair still chooses Dan over Chuck, even after the dowry is paid, how disappointing!
3) “It” runs in the family. Lola’s picking up the East-side ways a lot faster than people would have thought, when she uses Serena to get into a party. People think newcomers take a while to catch the drift, but then again she’s from Florida AND she’s William’s daughter.
4) There’s a relentless Bass on the loose and he won’t rest until he finds out who gave him the blood. If it’s not Jack or Elizabeth then who is it? I’d say that sex-crazed Diana might have had something to do with it, but this show never ceases to surprise me!
5) Clothes and hair make the man. Take, for example, Chuck’s red “onesie” bodysuit that detracted from his normally attractive style and made him look like a teletubby. I had to rub my eyes a few times because I thought I was seeing things! As for Dan’s hair, it’s atrocious! If he wants to keep “princess” Blair Waldorf he has to seriously get rid of the flow.
Tune in next week for a new episode, but until then, xoxo!
By Christina Pellegrini
I call foul: how does Serena have everything stripped away from her but manage to maintain an overly stylized front? The lady looks absolutely gorgeous.
Dan on the other hand… I’m sorry, his looks are fading by my standards. Maybe I’m just so against the whole “Dair” (Dan+Blair) fad, that he seems less appealing to me every episode. He should seriously just get back with Serena.
Anyway, here are the five things I learned on last night’s episode “Con Heir.”
1) As an aspiring journalist, I don’t think Nate’s idea that the people who make the news should be the people producing the news, seems like a bright idea. Subjective much?
2) Jack Bass knows everything. He may not be the best con as he admitted he didn’t donate the blood that saved Chuck’s life, but it looks like he knows who his son’s real mom is. Jack convinced her to come back to tell Chuck who she really is.
3) Apparently two opposites + consuming a lot of alcohol = good sex. All Blair and Dan ever needed was to drink (copious amounts) before they got together. An alcohol induced chemistry will work for the time being, I guess.
4) On that note, make sure to check that the coast is clear before coming over dressed in fancy lingerie, but I think poor Blair has learned her lesson.
5) Blood is thicker than water. Even if Lola wasn’t sure she wanted to be part of the family she still came forward and defended William, making Ivy look like a fool. Once again, Ivy should know, this family is power hungry. Still, most of them want what’s best for each other.
The new video released by The Pretty Reckless is a lot softer than what we’ve seen in the past. Headed by Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen, the video for “You”features her in playing a guitar in an empty room wearing a lot less makeup than the gothic-inspired look we’re used to.
Overall it’s a lot more natural and down to earth. What do you think of it?
You can tell when “Gossip Girl” is on hiatus when you spot co-star Penn Bagdley by the pool with an untamed afro.
The 25-year-old heartthrob was spotted at a hotel pool with his girlfriend Zoe Kravitz. Maybe Penn is just trying to pay tribute to Zoe’s father, Lenny, who’s famous for rocking a thick ‘fro.
Are you guys a fan of his new lazy ‘do or do you wish he’d get just a haircut for once? You can see more photos of the couple at Buzzfeed.
Good news ladies, Leo is now single. The bad news is you won’t be able to get a hold of him until after he finishes his lady bender in six to eight months. You can expect to find Leo back at his old hangout cruising for aspiring actresses. The couple’s reps told US Weekly that they’re breaking up but will remain good friends. This means Blake Lively is single and it’s only a matter of time until Derek Jeter takes a swing at her in an attempt to complete his “I hit 3000 home-runs and banged every woman in Hollywood” legacy. However, I have a strong inclination Serena Van Der Woodsen will be just fine. If you notice the men in your life have an unexplained “glow” today it’s probably because she’s back on the market and they heard the good news. XOXO, Gossip Girl.
Jessica Szohr is more than glad that she is no longer on ‘Gossip Girl,’ reports CTV.
The 26-year-old actress, who played the ever-so annoying Vanessa Abrams on the show, has gone on the record to say she is happy with the network’s decision to axe her character. Taylor Momsen’s character, Jenny Humphrey, was also cut from the fifth season of the show.
And the world cries with joy.
“When I started the fourth season, I kind of had a talk with the producers. We didn’t know what we were going to do with the characters. After playing someone for four years, it can be a little repetitive. So I was ready for a change,” says Szohr.
“I had so much fun and I made friends I’ll have for a lifetime and it was so great to work in the city, but I got the most I could out of Vanessa.”
Szohr says she will “probably” stay in touch with other cast members, including Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Ed Westwick, whom she previously dated, but is concentrating on a movie career.
The actress told E Online: “I have two movies that I start in August and July and I have a couple movies coming out in the next couple months.”
I’m so glad with this decision – both Momsen and Szohr’s characters were clingy, annoying, and dragged out. The show has kind of been going downhill lately, so maybe some fresh characters will help revive it.
According to TVLine, both Taylor Momsen, who plays rebellious little Jenny, and Jessica Szohr, the ever-so-clingy Vanessa, are both confirmed to be leaving the show.
A source close to the show confirms that the two actresses will not be returning as series regulars for the CW show’s upcoming fifth season, but added that both have been invited back on a guest star basis.
The insider also confirms that the main five — Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford — will all be back in the fall. Additionally, Kaylee DeFer, who joined the cast this spring as Serena’s cousin Charlie, has been promoted to series regular status.
This news isn’t really shocking. Momsen only appeared on a couple of episodes this season since she is focusing on her music career, while Szohr’s character hasn’t been very involved with the plotlines and spent a good portion of the season ‘studying abroad.’
Personally, I’m so happy these two are gone. Their characters were both annoying, eavesdroppers, meddlers, and complainers. Momsen is way better at the music thing than acting, and Szohr just needs to go. Hooray!
Momsen has had a very interesting career in the short 17 years of her life. She went from playing the innocent Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl, to Jenny Humphrey the crazy gothic bitch who is banned from the Upper East Side by queen bee, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester). It is funny that Momsen’s own life has imitated much of what has occurred to her onscreen. Momsen started acting at a very young age playing Cindy Lou Who in The Grinch. She was such an adorable child actress and now she has grown into a black-clad bondage beauty both on and off screen.
Now you have the chance to see Momsen in action. She is known for wearing some lovely lingerie and belting her heart out on stage. So why not go see The Pretty Reckless while on tour?
When high school ends, real life begins. Spotted: The Upper East Side elite, heading for college and a twist-and-tryst-filled year. New characters (including a movie star coed) and some familiar faces (Georgina returns!) bring new love and new dilemmas, while old secrets create new drama. And for both Chuck and Serena, the search for answers from the past brings far more than they bargained for. Hearts are broken and loyalties challenged in this 22-Episode, 5-Disc Season Three, where things are often not what they seem. Fortunately Gossip Girl is there to keep track of all the lies, loves and betrayals in store for Serena, Blair, Dan, Nate, Jenny, Chuck and Vanessa.
And Marvel Studios’ The First Avenger: Captain America, has finally found Gossip Girl actor Sebastian Stan to join the cast as the supporter James “Bucky” Barnes.
According to MTV news, Stan has agreed to the 2011 film about soldier-turned-superhero Steve Rogers, as well as five or six additional Marvel movies- most likely as part of the The Avengers franchise. The current film will concentrate on the early days of Steve Rogers and his beginnings as Captain America.
Not much has been spilled regarding Lady Gagas much-anticipated appearance on the show, Gossip Girl.
According to perezhilton.com, the cast has only confirmed that she will be appearing and eluded that it will be something pretty spectacular. Lady Gaga, on the other hand, has revealed actual details about the upcoming appearance.
Gaga explained hat if she was going to do the show, she not settling for a randomly inserted musical performance.
“I hate TV series performances, because they kind of come in out of nowhere, and everyone’s, like, really into the story, and then all of a sudden somebody breaks into song. And it has nothing to do with the storyline, and then it screws everything up. I really sat down with the writers. I was like, ‘Look, I want to do this, and the reason I want to do this is because I am trying to say something that is not mainstream in a mainstream capacity. So, if I can say it on your show, that would be, like, a real coup d’état for me as a performance artist.’ ”