Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tweet of the Night

"I don't really believe in 'resolutions'bc every minute of every day is"new"but go ahead,tell me what you want to work on going forward."

-Bethenny Frankel Tweets

Video: Kelly Clarkson Fires Her Guitarist During Performance

This is one of the most ballsy moves we've seen in some time!!!

A video of Kelly Clarkson firing former guitarist Dwayne Leary during a 2005 concert in Portland has surfaced - and it's MF amazing!

Leary makes a motion to the crowd that Clarkson doesn't like during a performance of "A Moment Like This" (at the 00:57 mark), and she proceeds to fire him (at the 1:22 mark). She even incorporates the incident into the lyrics!

"Tonight is Dwayne's last night cause he just got fired!" Clarkson sings, during the chorus.

Clarkson then addresses the incident in a speech to her fans (at the 2:48 mark), citing, "I'm gonna pray for you Dwayne cause you're gonna need it! You're gonna need it when I get off this stage! Cause nobody, nobody messes with my fans! Am I right?"

Love this girl!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tweet of the Day

"My room has a reeeeeaaaaallly long hallway! You know what that means? Runway!!!!"

-Perez Hilton Tweets

I SPY NY: Angelina Jolie, Jimmy Kimmel and More

I spy in NY...

Angelina Jolie filming scenes for forthcoming flick Salt aboard a boat on the Hudson River Monday (top photo), Jimmy Kimmel strolling in SoHo with friends Monday (middle photo), Ludacris tearing it up during Heineken's New Legends series at Apollo Theatre Monday night (bottom photo), Lindsay Lohan hanging at the Rangers/Islanders game Friday night at Madison Square Garden, and Gogol Bordello performing at Webster Hall Sunday night.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tweet of the Night

"back in Cali. feels like winter here, except not at all."

-David Cook Tweets

Blink-182 Announce 2010 European Concerts

Blink-182 have announced two 2010 German concert dates via their Twitter: August 21 at the Area 4 Festival and August 22 at the Highfield Festival.

People are speculating that the band will also play the Reading and Leeds Festivals, scheduled for August 27-29, but nothing has been confirmed.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Tweet of the Day

"thinking about my new years resolution(s) may have a few, one-cutting out all negative people once and for all. Life is too short for B.S."

-Denise Richards Tweets

Michael Jackson "This Is It" Music Video Released

The official music video for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" has been released, and it's pretty moving.

The Spike Lee-directed, posthumous vid shows footage of Michael Jackson growing up, and snippets of life in his hometown of Gary, Indiana.

Check it out, above.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Flashback: Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese Tweeted a photo of herself wearing her first corset Sunday. The photo was snapped back in 1991 - when Dita was only 19!


Tweet of the Night

"i spelled 'Hallucinations' wrong.....fuck...thats why im in a rock band...and not a Sex therapist."

-Tom DeLonge Tweets

I SPY NY: Britney Spears, Kara DioGuardi and More

I spy in NY...

Britney Spears and boyfriend/agent Jason Trawick hitting Townhouse Spa Sunday night (top photo), Kara DioGuardi picking up some last-minute gifts Wednesday (middle photo), Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard attending the dedication ceremony for the Signature Theatre Company's new center Tuesday (bottom photo), Adrienne Bailon visiting children at Beth Israel Medical Center Wednesday, Dave Attell tearing it up during night one of five at Caroline's on Broadway Saturday, Lindsay Lohan shopping at Century 21 Wednesday, Mary-Kate Olsen freezing on a walk Monday, and Jessica Simpson channeling a schoolgirl in plaid Wednesday.

American Idol Premiering Jan. 12

American Idol's ninth season will be premiering on Fox January 12 with a two-night, four hour episode. The premiere will feature auditions from Boston and Atlanta.

As you may know, Ellen DeGeneres will be replacing Paula Abdul as a judge. But DeGeneres is not alone!

Victoria Beckham, Joe Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne and Shania Twain have all been confirmed as audition judges for season nine!

Can't wait!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tweet of the Day

"Watching cellulite form on my thighs is just as fascinating as watching sea monkies grow in water. Disturbing and captivating."

-Jenny McCarthy Tweets

Video: Lady GaGa's Emotional "Speechless" Performance at Vevo Launch

Two weeks ago, we reported on Lady GaGa's star-studded, leg-on-the-piano performance at the Vevo Launch at New York's Skylight Studio.

You may recall - guests included everyone from John Mayer to Rihanna to Adam Lambert.

Now, Vevo has released a video of GaGa's emotional "Speechless" performance, and we absolutely had to share it with you!

Check out GaGa's gorgeous, intimate moment, above.

Friday, December 25, 2009

I SPY NY: Ashlee Simpson, the Jolie-Pitts and More

I spy in NY...

Ashlee Simpson, Bronx Mowgli Wentz, Pete Wentz and sister Jessica Simpson shopping at FAO Schwartz Tuesday (top photo), the Jolie-Pitts having lunch at Cafe Metro Sunday (middle photo), Justin Long with a new friend while he distributes toys to homeless children for "Toys of Hope" Tuesday (bottom photo), Talib Kweli performing at Highline Ballroom Wednesday night, Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick catching a matinee performance of "So Help Me God" at the Lucille Lortel Theater Sunday, and Hugh Jackman cheering on the New York Knicks (who won!) Tuesday night.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand's Winter Wonderland

We keep seeing these gorgeous photos of Katy Perry and Russell Brand in the Hampstead Heath neighborhood of London, and just had to share with the class!!

These two are so cute!

New Default Alert

Zac Efron looks defaultable as he pets a pup Sunday at the 2009 USPA World Snow Polo Championship in Aspen.

You're welcome!

Taylor Lautner, Swift Make Out in Valentine's Day Trailer

A trailer has been released for the forthcoming Valentine's Day movie, which casts every celeb ever, from Julia Roberts to Ashton Kutcher to Jessica Alba to Anne Hathaway. (Also on the roster: Patrick Dempsey, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, you name it.)

Most exciting to us though, is the appearance of rumored couple Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner, who play a pair in the flick and have a brief make-out session in the trailer!

Check out the fun, above.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tweet of the Day

"There's always light at the end of the tunnel, except in my tunnel. My tunnel is well-lit!"

-Perez Hilton Tweets

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I SPY NY: Marc Jacobs, Mary J. Blige and More

I spy in NY...

Marc Jacobs and Narciso Rodirquez attending a toy drive at David Barton Gym in Astor Place Monday night (top photo), Mary J. Blige signing copies of new record Stronger With Each Tear at Best Buy Union Square Tuesday (middle photo), John Legend shopping at Barney's New York with girlfriend Chrissy Teigen Tuesday (bottom photo), Ashley Greene freezing in Rockefeller Plaza Monday night, Chloe Sevigny chatting with Poison Ivy at East Village bar Tom & Jerry's Tuesday night, and Questlove throwing his Fourth Annual Holiday Bash at Sounds of Brazil Tuesday.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Take Each Other's Names

We couldn't be happier to report that Beyonce and Jay-Z have decided to take on each other's last names, following their marriage last April!

The duo will now officially go by Shawn Knowles-Carter and Beyonce Knowles-Carter.

“They want to keep Knowles because Bey’s parents didn’t have any sons and they’re keen to keep the name going strong," says a source close to the pair.


Tweet of the Night

"I don't do vampires."

-Katy Perry Tweets, after being spotted out with Robert Pattinson

Steven Tyler Checks Into Rehab; Denies Split From Aerosmith

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has checked into rehab for an addiction to prescription pills, according to a personal statement from the singer.

“With the help of my family and team of medical professionals I am taking responsibility for the management of my pain and am eager to be back on the stage and in the recording studio with my bandmates Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford,” Tyler said.

Tyler also spoke to Rolling Stone to squash the many rumors circulating a split from Aerosmith, saying "I wish to set the record straight and say that I have read reports of a rumored two-year hiatus and want to be clear that this is completely false and I will enthusiastically be writing, recording and performing with Aerosmith as soon as things are handled."

We hope he gets well soon.

Angels & Airwaves Releasing Free Record

Angels & Airwaves have announced a special present for their fans - just in time for the holidays!

The band, fronted by Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge, will be releasing their third studio album Love as a free download on Valentine's Day!

"It's like blending Radiohead and U2 together with these kind of Pink Floyd moments," DeLonge said, of the album.

Love will also be accompanied by a free film of the same name, which is "a story of human life and destiny but at the same time really makes usual moments of life extraordinary," DeLonge said.

Listen to their first single "Hallucinations," here.

Beyonce, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammys

Top Grammy nomination earners Beyonce, Taylor Swift and the Black Eyed Peas will be performing at the 52nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, it was announced Tuesday.

Other nominees Lady Antebellum, with two nods, and Maxwell, with six, will also hit the stage.

Can't wait!

Sex and the City 2 Trailer: "You Haven't Seen Anything Yet"

The first trailer for Sex and the City 2 has debuted with color and fashion and a world of promise, but it doesn't tell us much about the forthcoming flick, which will hit theatres on May 28.

In it, narrator Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) says: "It’s been two years, and in two years, amazing things can happen."

The trailer then shows snippets of a wedding (Stanford Blatch/Anthony Marantino?), the four girls on a Meditteranean vacation (this explains their filming in Morocco last month), and more of the same designer clothes, sick apartments, and brunch sessions we've seen for a decade.

It's all fun and frills, but where's the plot??

We weren't huge fans of the first Sex and the City film, but at least there was action!

In 2, it appears Samantha (Kim Cattrall) has moved back to the city (no surprise there), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) is happily still with Steve, and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) is still channeling Susie Homemaker, as she bakes cupcakes with her daughter. All while Alicia Keys/Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" happily whistles in the background.

"You haven't seen anything yet," Parker tells us, closing out the trailer.

That's for sure!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tweet of the Night

"It's never the part of the karaoke where you're singing. It's the long instrumentals/solos that make you feel like a jack's ass."

-John Mayer Tweets

I SPY NY: Rihanna, Hugh Jackman and More

I spy in NY...

Rihanna performing in a blizzard with Jay-Z for a special Rockfeller Plaza New Year's Eve taping with Carson Daly Saturday (top photo), Hugh Jackman having a snowball fight with his kids Sunday (middle photo), Mark Ronson spinning at Webster Hall Friday night (bottom photo), Ed Westwick tearing it up at Armani Exchange Thursday, David Archuleta rocking Christmas songs on the Today Show Monday, Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy performing his first solo show with Matisyahu at Music Hall of Williamsburg during the 2009 Festival of Light Saturday, and Janet Jackson hanging out at Alicia Keys' private party Thursday.

[Mark Ronson photo by Marjana Jaidi]

Monday, December 21, 2009

Lil Wayne Detained for Marijuana Possession; Postpones Texas Show

Lil Wayne and 11 members of his camp were forced to postpone a Texas concert Friday after being detained for possession of marijuana.

According to reports, the U.S. Border Patrol found marijuana on two of Weezy's tour buses, but the rapper was not arrested.

Back in October, Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon during 2007. He will be sentenced for that charge in February.

Quote of the Day

"We're taking stupid to a whole new dimension."

-Johnny Knoxville says of the fortchoming 3D Jackass movie

Rihanna Debuts NSFW "Hard" Video

We knew Rihanna was nervy when we saw her NSFW MySpace show a couple weeks ago.

But RiRi's video for new single "Hard" makes that concert look PG-13!!

In "Hard," Rihanna plays some sort of army lieutenant - except it's the Jersey Shore Halloween version, because she's decked out in spikes, rolling around in mud, and at times covering her nipples with only a thin line of black tape!

Rated R, all right.

John Frusciante Quits Red Hot Chili Peppers

Guitarist John Frusciante has quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers, amid reports that the band is recording a follow-up to 2006’s Stadium Arcadium. Frusciante wrote a brief explanation on his MySpace page:
“When I quit the band, over a year ago, we were on an indefinite hiatus. There was no drama or anger involved, and the other guys were very understanding. They are supportive of my doing whatever makes me happy and that goes both ways.
To put it simply, my musical interests have led me in a different direction. Upon rejoining, and throughout my time in the band, I was very excited about exploring the musical possibilities inherent in a rock band, and doing so with those people in particular. A couple of years ago, I began to feel that same excitement again, but this time it was about making a different kind of music, alone, and being my own engineer.
I really love the band and what we did. I understand and value that my work with them means a lot to many people, but I have to follow my interests. For me, art has never been something done out of a sense of duty. It is something I do because it is really fun, exciting, and interesting. Over the last 12 years, I have changed, as a person and artist, to such a degree that to do further work along the lines I did with the band would be to go against my own nature. There was no choice involved in this decision. I simply have to be what I am, and have to do what I must do.
Sending love and gratitude to you all.”

Muse Rock Saturday Night Live

It's a fantastic night to be a New Yorker!!

Especially when you're snowed in - and James Franco is hosting Saturday Night Live with rockers Muse!

Check out the band playing "Uprising," the first single off of 2009's The Resistance, above.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Brittany Murphy Dead at 32

Actress Brittany Murphy died Sunday morning of cardiac arrest. She was 32.

Murphy was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after her mother reportedly found her unconscious in the shower early Sunday. It is undetermined whether drugs were involved.

Murphy was best known for her roles in Clueless, Girl, Interrupted, 8 Mile, Uptown Girls, Just Married and Sin City.

A rep for Murphy released a statement Sunday afternoon: "In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect their privacy."

I SPY NY: Pete Wentz, Gene Simmons and More

 I spy in NY...

Pete Wentz shopping with son Bronx Mowgli Wentz Thursday (top photo), Gene Simmons signing copies of new book Kiss Kompendium at Borders in Columbus Circle Thursday (middle photo), Lance Bass and Jamie-Lynn Sigler walking arm-in-arm in the Meatpacking district Friday, Hatebreed and Cannibal Corpse tearing up Nokia Theatre Friday night, Busta Rhymes hanging at Alicia Keys album release party at Mansion Friday, and Cascada performing at Splash Saturday night.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

At the Sherlock Holmes Premiere

It's a great night to be a New Yorker!

Tons of stars turned out for the Sherlock Holmes premiere at New York's Lincoln Center Thursday, including director Guy Ritchie, actors Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, leading lady Rachel McAdams, Gossip Girl Blake Lively (who must have been freezing), Eva Mendes, and Bruce Willis (with new wife Emma Heming).

Huge names, huge night!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tweet of the Day

"the solo record features a lot of honesty..."

-The Juliana Theory's Brett Detar Tweets to Poison Ivy, of his forthcoming solo record

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Miley Channels Lady Gaga at Royal Variety Show

Miley Cyrus performed "Party in the USA" for the 8397439847th time during the Royal Variety Show for Queen Elizabeth II at Blackpool Opera House last Monday, but to keep things fresh, she changed part of the lyrics (and dance) to reflect Lady GaGa's "Bad Romance!"

Cute idea!

Is it us, or does Miley sound especially hoarse during the performance?

Jet Return To Their Roots

Melbourne-based Jet have always had their homeland of Australia on the brain. Frontman Nic Cester echoed those sentiments when we caught up with him back in October.

So naturally, we were stoked to hear that the boys' "Chapel" set in Sydney (Thursday night at the Paddington Uniting Church) was such a gorgeous, rocking affair.

The pics prove it!!

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