When Jennifer Lawrence attended the famous MET Gala on Monday, she did something that made us love her even more: she photobombed Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker. In an attempt to liven up the event, Jennifer expressed her excitement of being there by jumping into Sarah’s shot on the red carpet. Seriously can we just be best friends with this girl? Even Marion Cotillard is loving her quirkiness.
Admittedly, we post a lot of Harlem Shake videos. Some good, mostly bad and yes, we too are impatiently waiting for the fad to die out. We were also waiting for the good people of Harlem, New York City to comment on the viral craze that besmirches their fair neighbourhood because if anyone has authority on the ‘Shake, it’s them.
Asides from their general look of disgust and disappointment, the residents of Harlem had some astute observations. Some of my favourites are:
Above all, the general consensus coming out of Harlem seems to be that the whole viral video trend is disrespectful to not only the dance, but the neighbourhood. They even go so far as to show you what the dance move actually looks like which, for the record, is 500 times better than some half-ass Bernie-ing.
Imagine if you were riding the subway to school one morning and a bunch of idlers on the train started taking off their pants. Part of me would be like “WTF should I pull the alarm?” while the other half would be slightly curious why so many people were opting for a pantless morning.
That’s exactly went down in NYC on Jan. 13. Tens of thousands of people took off their pants on subways in 60 cities in 25 countries around the world for the twelfth annual “No Pants Subway Ride.” The whole thing is part of Improv Everywhere, which is an NYC-based prank collective designed to cause chaos in public spaces.
Above, you can see the NYC experience. Would you ever participate?
Watch it here
This thief isn’t a regular pickpocket — he’s more of a Robin Hood, serving the streets of NYC to make them less annoying. A young guy was riding the D Train in NYC, singing jumbled lyrics loudly enough to scare the innocent tourists a few rows down. The thief, standing next to him, stole his Beats by Dr. Dre headphones at the perfect moment. Do you think the video is real or was it a well orchestrated prank?
Taylor Swift went on the most adorable date with One Direction barely a week into her rumoured relationship with Harry Styles. They all went to New York’s Hudson Hotel after 1D’s show at Madison Square Garden for KARAOKE!!
You’d think after singing all day they’d be sick of it by the evening (or at least want to preserve their voices) but we’re not complaining… We ARE, however, a little envious at the lucky crowd that got to witness the budding love of youth and get a free show from the singers. (I can’t imagine singing in front of them if I was there though!)
Some Directioners are already shipping Harry and Taylor (Haylor) but the 1D singer seems to be pretty happy. He tweeted about the night:
According to AZ Central, here’s what they sang:
“Islands in the Stream” — Taylor and Harry
“I Want It That Way” — One Direction full-band
“Ice Ice Baby” — Taylor & 1D Read more…
I’ve encountered my fair share of mice/rat pranks because my grandmother on my dad’s side is absolutely TERRIFIED of them. In fact, we never intentionally prank her but if the mention of a rat even comes up her reaction is like:
True story. Anyway, this dude from New York named Ed Bassmaster went on the Lower East Side and terrified the living sh*t out of people buy pretending his hand rat was going to attack them. While some people’s reactions are pretty tepid (you can’t scare people from New York with a simple fluffy puppet), he terrifies a few of them.
Watch it here:
Showing everyone why they’re one of the coolest young couples out there, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield got creative for the paps in New York City after a lunch date.
Upon seeing that paparazzi was waiting for them outside, the two created signs and held them over their faces to spread an important message.
The signs, which appeared to be on napkins, read: “We just found out that there were paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in. So… why not take this opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it,” followed by links to two charity websites, wwo.org and gildasclubnyc.org.
Unlike most Hollywood actors, it’s nice to see Andrew and Emma addressing the paps and the public with a good message.
But on another note, can these two get married already?!
Even if you fancy yourself a pop culture expert, you might be surprised how easy it is to be fooled into thinking some ‘regular’ dude is a celebrity. That’s exactly what New York City’s Brett Cohen proved, when he pranked a bunch of people in Times Square.
It was simple really. Brett merely cleaned himself up, donned a nice suit and gathered an entourage that included security, photographers, bodyguards and two pushy assistant. While Brett was inside NBC Studios, his assistants and the paparazzi started creating a buzz outside. When asked who the celebrity was, they didn’t provide an answer. So the people outside were left to make something up or take a photo, hoping their Facebook friends could identify him. A crowd formed even before the fake celebrity emerged.
His brand new fans were convinced they knew who he was too — “He’s the guy with the single on the radio right?” “No, actually he’s the guy from Spider-Man, I know it.” They lined up for photos and followed him around the square.
It goes to show how easily we’re drawn into the crowd mentality — fantasizing over someone without really knowing who they are, just because everyone else is. Would you fall for it?
Watch it here:
Jonah Hill was the unlikely witness of an on-street birth scenario yesterday.
Occurring on the streets of New York in the middle of a park, a photographer for TMZ just so happened to witness Jonah watching the whole scene and even sneaking a photo to remember the odd event taking place in front of his eyes!
While Jonah didn’t speak much to the paparazzo that approached him on video, the actor took to Twitter to recount what he witnessed at the park.
With the Olympic games in process, what better way to celebrate than getting involved in something along those lines, with improve? Over 4000 people downloaded a MP3 track and pressed play at the exact same time on Governors Island in NYC, leaving all unsuspecting bystanders watching in awe.
The participants listened to a narrator’s voice on the MP3, which consisted of different tasks they must follow. They were also told to bring certain props beforehand to make the whole thing look extremely effective. They did everything from dropping to the ground, move in slow motion, a giant ghost walk (that turned into superhero capes) and participating in an epic water gun fight.
I might just have to add something like this to my bucket list!
I love summer. I mean, how can you not? The beautiful weather, the breezy clothes and the return of So You Think You Can Dance! Although the Canadian version was cancelled (I’ll try not to hold it against you, Nigel), the original is back on prime time for its ninth season!
Here are the most memorable moments from the season premiere of “So You Think You Can Dance”:
1) The show started appropriately with its New York City auditions. The first featured dancer was Amelia Lowe, a young spritely thing who is a dead ringer for Louise Brooks and has a love for all things 1920s. She danced a routine to Non, Je ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf (yes, that song from Inception) that sent her straight through to Vegas.
There’s no way the guys of One Direction can be menacing. Just look at them here with their debonaire smiles, well-coiffed hair and black and white garb, pointing water guns like they’re Dirty Harry.
Nah, the guys of 1D are too charming and playful to pose any sort of red carpet threat, which is probably why security shrugged their shoulders with a blasé “meh” when the guys brought the guns to the Men In Black III premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City on May 23.
It seems the guys enjoyed the film, or at least Liam Payne did. He tweeted: “mib3 was amazing go nd watch it met a lot of cool people tonight had a great time.”
On a different note, if the guys of 1D had a water gun fight, who would win? Discuss.
The legendary Stevie Nicks has had to cancel a series of upcoming appearances and performances in New York City due to pneumonia, reports Perez Hilton.
The iconic musician, whose first new album in ten years is dropping on Tuesday, was scheduled to appear on the ‘Today Show’ and ‘Good Day NY’ on May 3rd. Nicks was also set to perform at a star studded event thrown in her honor by her record label at New York’s Webster Hall on May 4th, but she had to cancel both days.
Nicks was told by her doctor to “stay in bed and not fly” until she’s feeling better. Here’s her released statement:
“I want to apologize to all my fans and hope that we can reschedule and of course I hope you love the new album. It’s for you.”
Not a great start to her publicity tour, but I’m sure she’ll bounce back in no time. ‘Rolling Stone’ calls her latest album ‘In Your Dreams’ her ‘finest collection of songs since the Eighties,’ so I’m sure the album will make up for this stream of missed events. It’s so great to see such legends still doing their thing.
Kenneth Hamilton, Bieber’s bodyguard, is accused of shoving a photographer up against a parked car on November 26, reports the NY Post.
Hamilton issued a statement at a NYC police station on Wednesday, and will be appearing in court.
Don’t mess with the Biebs!
Charlie Sheen you are the king of partying – but you gotta face the reality of your actions. Capri Anderson has launched a lawsuit against Charlie Sheen saying Sheen held her against her will at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Sources tell TMZ that Sheen was acting nuts and destroying the hotel room, and Capri felt her life was in danger. Consequently she locked herself in the bathroom of the suite and called for hotel security.
Capri also claims that Sheen threatened her in the hotel room, however she neglected to mention that fact when police arrived.
No word on the amount Anderson is seeking from Sheen.
According to the New York Post, when the authorities arrived at around 2AM on Tuesday to The Plaza Hotel in New York City , Sheen was both drunk and naked, having badly damaged his surroundings in a fit of rage. Police described Sheen as being “emotionally disturbed” when they arrived.
According to Life & Style magazine that the star was entertaining an escort at the time of his alleged outburst. “She was fearing for her life and was naked,” the source says of the woman, who was allegedly hiding in the hotel room closet. “Charlie was incoherent but started screaming slurs at the cops.”
Sheen was given an option to go to jail or go to the hospital. He chose the hospital and was accompanied by his ex-wife Denise Richards.
Way to go Sheen!
Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith stayed up past their bedtimes to hang out and relax last week after Bieber’s Madison Square Garden show. We’re not surprised to hear that what started as a casual game of bowling quickly progressed into an intense, no-holds barred, sudden death dance off.
TMZ reports that the teen heartthrobs broke it down to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “You Make the Rain Fall” at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge last week. Though the Karate Kid did his fair share of popping, locking, and dropping, the win apparently went to Justin Bieber for his killer moonwalk. To be fair, Justin does have experience holding dance offs in bowling alleys, so he probably had the upper hand in the situation.
Wish you were there? Well, don’t worry – Bieber’s documentary crew caught the whole battle on film, so we’re sure that the whole gory grudge match will make its way into your hands sooner or later.
Justin has some smooth moves, but Jaden threw down pretty hard in the video for the boy’s Karate Kid soundtrack collaboration, “Never Say Never.” We’ll need to see the footage before a true winner can be declared.
Lady Gaga took over Rockefeller Plaza Friday morning appearing and performing on The Today Show, reports MTV News.
Wearing more conservative (for Lady Gaga at least) outfits, a white pantsuit and bra and after a costume change a black jumpsuit and bra, the Mother Monster put on a hell of a show for her fans through the heat and pouring rain.
Around 20,000 people showed up to watch her perform hits including “Bad Romance” and “Alejandro” and a new song called “You and I”.
Before performing her new song, Lady Gaga said, “‘You and I’ was written about the most important person that I’ve ever met and all my friends downtown, Lady Starlight and Brian, who’s here today playing trumpet, and all my friends, they’re so wonderful.”
Despite her international superstar status, Gaga told host Meredith Vieira, “I haven’t [gotten used to it], but I love and cherish my fans so much,” continuing, “I just want to say a big thank you to all of the television and radio and the underground clubs and the gay community for supporting me for the past three years. … There’s certainly things that are difficult to deal with, but the kind of fame that I cherish is the relationship I have with my fans.”
There were three girls around earlier in the show, but they left because the bar owner was drunk and hitting on them. There was also a drunk named Kurt, but he got thrown out minutes into the show.
“[Kurt] was the drunkest human being I have ever seen,” Luther Mallory, lead singer of Crush Luther, told andPOP. “He was on the stage with us, just swaying back and forth, ready to pass out.”
After the show, at around 2 a.m., Crush Luther was hanging out at the bar and having a couple of drinks. Then all of a sudden, a giant crowd of people wandered into the bar and demanded some live music.
Crush Luther answered the call.
The giant crowd of people had been at the local strip club, where a new stripper had come to town for the week to dance.
The people of Golden called this night, “fresh meat night,” which Mallory said is horrible and horrifying as anything.