Saturday, April 18, 2009

GaGa Hits the Strip

Lady Gaga hits Dolce & Gabbana for some shopping Saturday in London.

Check out those shoulder pads!!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

David Cook Finds Love

It's a day of American Idol!!!

Season seven winner and recent Idol performer David Cook hit The Beatles LOVE at the Mirage in Las Vegas Thursday night with his bandmates (above).

Remember, boys, what happens in Vegas......

....ends up on Poison Ivy!

Scott Storch Arrested in Miami

Super producer Scott Storch was arrested Friday in Miami for alleged Grand Theft Auto.

Apparently, Storch failed to comply with the leasing agreement on a 2004 Bentley GT he leased in February 2006 that was supposed to be returned in March 2008.

The company who owns the vehicle, Atlas Leasing Company, are also claiming Storch owes them $65,000 in profits they could have earned from other leasers.

Storch has become more notorious for his legal woes than music as of late, facing both child support hearings and a foreclosure on his $10 million Miami mansion in the last two years.

Storch has produced songs for virutally every hip-hop name in the business, including Mariah Carey, Eminem, Beyonce Knowles, The Game and 50 Cent.

Talking Shop with The Daylights

Poison Ivy ran into melodic rock trio The Daylights at the New York stop of their U.S. tour with Katy Perry last week, and fell in love with their cinematic style and boyish good looks. They sort of reminded us of an American version of Coldplay, with the grunge and ferocity of The Bravery and The Killers. After their stellar, extremely well-received set, we chatted with brothers Ran (guitars/vocals/keys) and Ricky Jackson (bass/vocals/guitar) and drummer Svend Lerche (above) to see what all the commotion was about.

PI: What's the best thing about touring with Katy Perry?
SL: The reception. A lot of her audience is really young, so many of them are at their first concerts.

PI: Is that a good thing?
SL: I think so. [The bill] is a nice mix, between her being a pop singer and us [being] a rock band.

Is Katy cool? Does she hang? She seems cool but sometimes that's just a facade.
SL: Katy is great. We all went bowling last night at Lucky Strike, and even though she had to wake up early for a radio interview, she still comes out. Yes. Katy parties.

[Photo by Jeanine Onischuck]

Judges' Save Used for Matt Giraud

It was a rollercoaster ending on American Idol Wednesday night, as the viewer-ousted Matt Giraud was unanimously saved by all four judges, following a truly awful rendition of "Have You Really Ever Loved a Woman" by Bryan Adams. (It was movie week, and Quentin Tarantino mentored.)

"It's good news," Simon Cowell finally said, after noting that Giraud's performance was much better the first night.

“Guys, girls, I wouldn’t be so quick to congratulate him," Cowell continued. "No. 1, two people are going home next week now. Second piece of bad news: Next week, it’s disco week.”

Bumbershoot Tacks on Ting Tings, All-American Rejects

If possible, the lineup for Bumbershoot has gotten even better!

Ting Tings, the All-American Rejects and singer-songwriter Brett Dennen have been added to the already-amazing lineup of Katy Perry, Sheryl Crow and Modest Mouse.

Who else will be tacked on in the coming weeks????

Neko Case Shakes New York

We have to admit, we were kind of late to realize the phenomenon that is Neko Case.

And by "kind of," we mean about 15 years.

Poison Ivy saw the soulful, roots-rock songstress for the first time Tuesday night at Nokia Theatre in New York, after Case had already dawned nearly a two-decade solo career and extensive history with the New Pornographers.

Baring a haunting, earthy alto, and a bantering stage manner that won't quit ("Sometimes it's hard to woo on a Tuesday, so thanks for bringing it. You like how I'm all street? Bring it," she told the audience), the bluesy redhead belted nearly two hours of songs, including "Prison Girls," "Maybe Sparrow," "The Pharaohs" and "Don't Forget Me."

She's a modern-day Patsy Cline, we thought, while exiting the venue.

"Ur always so sweet to us, so thanks for letting us play for you, New York," Case said, to close the show.

Thank you, Neko!!

American Idol Top 10 Tour Announced

American Idol's Season Eight Top 10 Tour dates have finally been announced!

And while NYC always gets snubbed, we're still very excited to head to Long Island August 11 to see Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, Matt Giraud, Lil Rounds, Michael Sarver and Scott MacIntyre, Anoop Desai and Danny Gokey!!!

Also, Megan Joy will perform.

The tour kicks off July 5 in Portland and hits 50 cities total, closing out in Manchester, NH September 15. Check out a full list of dates here.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Quote of the Day

"I'm in love with Angelina Jolie. Everything she does, I adore. I'd like to do an action film where I could kick someone's ass. I want to be strong and empowered. I want to shock everybody. [I have] really strong legs. I inherited them from my dad, who has tree stumps for legs, basically. I've got big calves that look good. When I wear heels, it looks like I've worked out my legs a lot, which is why I love them. I also have a big, big big toe. I call it my goat toe. I can climb anything."

-Vanessa Hudgens tells OK Magazine

Taylor Momsen to Tour with Veronicas

A couple of weeks ago we told you that Taylor Momsen fronts a rock band.

Today, we bring news that that band is opening for the Veronicas on their upcoming tour!!

How perfect!!

Says the Taylor Momsen Network:
"The Support Acts for The Veronicas headlining shows have been announced. The Love Willows and Pretty Reckless will be hitting the road with the girls as they take to the stage in Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio. More informations about the tickets and dates are coming soon..."
Can't wait!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Quote of the Day

"[Leonardo DiCaprio] said, 'There's one way that you can really fuck this all up. Just do heroin.'"

-Zac Efron repeating the advice DiCaprio gave him

Alice in Chains Complete New Record

According to a post on their official site, Alice in Chains have completed their first record with new singer William DuVall.

Writes webmaster Baldy:
"As most of you who have been paying attention have already figured out, the new Alice In Chains album is finally complete. We've been in the studio since October, and since it all began we celebrated 6 major holidays, elected a new President of the United States, crowned new World Series and Super Bowl champs, endured fires, earthquakes, & blackouts in and around Los Angeles, took a 2 1/2 week break to go to Australia...Most of all I can tell you that some amazing songs were written and recorded. From the heaviest riff-dripping gut puncher to the most sadly beautiful song I think this band has ever recorded, I honestly believe that this album will return Alice In Chains to the top of the hard rock heap... Hopefully these new songs will strike a chord and make a similar impact on all of you out there that were moved by this band in the first place. These songs have definitely done that with me, and frankly I'm getting pretty sick and tired of loving this stuff alone, so I can’t wait for it to be released so it'll become your favorite record of 2009 and we can discuss it at the shows... So clear a slot in your CD shelf and schedule maternity leave from work in September, because the long drought will be over soon."

Mariah to Cover Foreigner

Mariah Carey will be covering Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" on her upcoming album, due this year.

We've read a lot of really nervous, negative reports about this, but we have to admit, we are MF excited about this cover!!

Mariah could make a Jessica Simpson song sound good!

Wilco Hit the Road

Just a few weeks from completing their latest record, Wilco have announced a string of more dates for their summer/spring tour.

Check out a full list here, on their official site.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kanye's Arraignment Postponed

Kanye West's arraignment, stemming from his September 11 altercation with a photographer at LAX, has been delayed until May 20.

West was charged with three misdemeanors last month for the incident, where he smashed a camera: vandalism, battery and grand theft.

U can refresh your memory with a video of the madness here.

Phil Spector Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

Music producer Phil Spector was found guilty today of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing of actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003.

Spector's first trial, which began two years ago in April 2007, ended five months later after the jury could not reach a verdict.

This trial was slightly different, as the jury reached a verdict after deliberating for nine days.

Spector is best known for his production of the Beatles' Let It Be and John Lennon's Imagine, as well as the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin."

The producer 69, faces at least 18 years in prison and will be sentenced May 29.

Dexter Does New York

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

Especially when Dexter co-stars (and real-life couple) Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall are roaming the streets!

Poison Ivy ran into them at our favorite Gramercy vintage farm Sunday, where the pair happily posed for a picture, but had no details to share about the upcoming season of serial killing.

Can't wait to see what these two have up their sleeves!

[Photo by Danielle Zfat]

Eminem Tapped for MTV Movie Awards

Eminem is the first announced performer at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, airing live Sunday May 31 at 9 p.m. ET.

Andy Samberg will host the event, and MTV promises that "additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks."

Who do you want to see???

Stalker Breaks Into Tila Tequila's Home

This is so horrible!!!

An obsessed fan allegedly broke into Tila Tequila's home Monday morning, smashing many of her possessions and even locking her dog in the trunk of her car!!

The stalker then falsely posted on Tila's Twitter:

"Tila Tequila is dead... I just broke into her house, killed her and her dog. Logged onto Twitter to tell you guys. She was signed on already. Tila Tequila is dead."

Around four that morning, TT cleared the air:

"This is Tila. I am deeply sorry for the earlier post about me being dead. I don’t know who logged into my account and wrote that... but someone did indeed break into my house. It’s been a very scary night for me. it’s 4:10am now and have been dealing with it all... Too much has happened. I am scared, exhausted and drained but I am ok! Want to apologize to my fans who were worried about me... Im moving into a different house very soon because I have a stalker who is very much so endangering my life at the moment….I love u all... Then I found my dog locked in the trunk of my car!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been crying all night. This is f----- up. I’m sad and shocked and bye…Im still shaking and crying! My dog in the trunk of the car, house is shattered, everything is smashed! I’m staying at a friend’s house 2nite."

Feel better, TT!

Let's get this guy behind bars!!!!

Quote of the Day

“I feel like a tranny a lot of the time. I don’t know, I’m ... large? They put me in six-inch heels, and I tower over every man. I’ve got this long hair and lots of clothes and makeup on. I just feel really big a lot of the time, and I’m surrounded by a lot of tiny people. I feel like a man sometimes.”

-Blake Lively, on her Gossip Girl wardrobe

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Rock SNL

In case you missed the Yeah Yeah Yeahs stellar performance of new single "Zero" and staple hit "Maps" on Saturday Night Live last weekend, here's your second chance!

There's even a special intro by our love Zac Efron!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tony Hawk's Skateboard Hunt

In honor of Easter, Tony Hawk hosted his own hunt!

For skateboards!!

The pro skater autographed several boards and then hid them in various U.S. cities, posting clues of where to find them on his Twitter!!

Way to celebrate outside the box!!!!

Quote of the Day

"I know what you’re saying, but it’s not a character like in a book or a movie. He’s not a bus driver. He doesn’t drive a forklift. He’s not a serial killer. It’s me who’s singing that, plain and simple. We shouldn’t confuse singers and performers with actors. Actors will say, 'My character this, and my character that.' Like beating a dead horse. Who cares about the character? Just get up and act. You don’t have to explain it to me."

-Bob Dylan says, of his "Across the Borderline" character

Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Tapped For Outside Lands Festival

In what has to be the most eclectic lineup ever, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, M.I.A., Jason Mraz, Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Incubus, Ween and Thievery Corporation have been tapped to play this year's Outside Lands Festival August 28-30 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park!

Don't forget to get your pre-sale tickets April 15!!!

Fergie to Perform at White House Easter Egg Roll

She hasn't pleased us at all lately, but we gotta admit, Fergie has landed the coolest gig ever!!!

The pop diva will be performing at today's White House Easter Egg Roll, along with reggae sensation Ziggy Marley, in front of 30,000 people, including the Obamas themselves!

Can she redeem herself???

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pink Takes Scotland

Pink hit the SECC Glasgow in Scotland Saturday during the British leg of her Funhouse Tour.

Great energy, P!!!

Zuma's First Easter

It's Zuma Nesta's first Easter!!

A vibrant Gwen Stefani brought her the delicious tot, 8 months, to her parents' home in Beverly Hills Sunday.

Happy Easter, Z!

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