Saturday, May 2, 2009

Duncan Jones Hits the Big Time

Back in January, Poison Ivy told you about a film titled Moon that features Sam Rockwell, and was directed by David Bowie's son Duncan Jones. It was just a little film that could, making waves at Sundance.

Now, the Bowie offspring has taken his movie all the way to the top!!!

Check out the father/son pair at the Moon premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York Thursday.

Could Duncan be happier??!!

Amy Winehouse Hospitalized in St. Lucia

Amy Winehouse was hospitalized Friday night after fainting in St. Lucia.

"She fainted at home and they took her in for observation," Winehouse's rep said, adding that the visit was precautionary. 

"They told her that she was dehydrated and need to drink more water," the rep said.

New Default Alert

Who knew Anthony Kiedis was such a big Lakers fan???

The Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman shows his support (and rage?) Monday at the Staples Center.

Default it up, Kiedis!

No Doubt's First Performance in Five Years


We already teased you with a snapshot of this performance yesterday, but now we want to show the full thing!!

Here is No Doubt's first performance in five years on NBC's Today Show Friday, where the foursome played "Spiderwebs" (above), "Don't Speak" and "It's My Life."

Be sure to check out Poison Ivy for more exclusive vids from the Today Show concert series this summer, starting with New Kids on the Block this Friday!!!

Quote of the Day

"Never complain without offering a solution! I'm often seen as complaining in situations when I lose. I see it more as an explanation of why I should have won."

-Kanye West writes in his new book Thank You and You're Welcome

Happy Two Year, Pete!

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

Especially a night like Thursday, when Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz was serving drinks to guests at the two-year anniversary of his NYC club, Angels & Kings!

Check out the bartender's face!

Priceless!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Fleetwood Mac Add Greatest Hits Dates

The rockin' (and eloquent) Stevie Nicks just won't quit!!

Fleetwood Mac has just added eight dates to their 2009 Greatest Hits "Unleashed Tour," which will now be passing through NYC!!!!

See you at MSG June 11!!!

Who the F is this?

Her name is Hilary Rhoda.

Rhoda, just 22!, is a Neiman Marcus and St. John Knits model who reminds us of a younger, hipper Brooke Shields.

Here Rhoda shines at the red carpet of the Cartier 100th Anniversary in America party in New York Thursday night.

She definitely stole the show!!!

Coldplay's Free Live Album

Coldplay is giving away a free live album at each show for the rest of the year, a post on their official site confirms.

The nine-track record, titled LeftRightLeftRightLeft, will feature tunes recorded live over the last year of the Viva La Vida tour.

"Playing live is what we love," the post explains. "This album is a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen."

Check out the tracklist below.

1. Glass of Water
2. 42
3. Clocks
4. Strawberry Swing
5. The Hardest Part/Postcards From Far Away
6. Viva La Vida
7. Death Will Never Conquer
8. Fix You
9. Death And All His Friends

Quote of the Day

"We're calling it the Procrastination Tour."

-Gwen Stefani joking about the No Doubt tour that took five years

Fall Out Boy Get Sirius

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

Fall Out Boy take the stage at the Sirius XM Radio Studios Thursday, after a pit stop at the Rolling Stone headquarters.

Thnks fr th Mmrs!!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hanging Out with Rachael Ray

Poison Ivy had one of the coolest afternoons ever last Tuesday when we were invited to hang out with Food Network chef (and rock aficionado) Rachael Ray during a taping of her Emmy Award-winning Rachael Ray Show!!

Our episode featured a recipe for crispy steak fajitas and an interview with actress Tracy Pollan (wife of actor Michael J. Fox), who plays Beth Holloway in Lifetime's The Natalee Holloway Story, and will have a three episode arc on NBC's Medium next month.

"I'm scared of that stuff," Ray confessed during the interview, referring to Medium's focus on the supernatural.

Ray also was quick to confess why she was wearing a huge bandage on her left pinky during the entire taping!

"I took a nice chunk out [of it during a] 30 Minute Meals taping [over the weekend]," Ray said nonchalantly. "Secret ingredient: blood!"

The gal was comix!!!

Tune into the Rachael Ray Show tomorrow, 10 a.m. EST, to catch Ray's entire conversation with Pollan, and don't forget to look out for your very own Poison Ivy in the audience!!

Bon Jovi Hit the Big Screen

Bon Jovi hit the premiere of Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful at the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday night.

Looks like the jury is split!

New Default Alert

Brad Pitt holds an umbrella over a sumo wrestler while filming a commercial for Japanese cell phone company Softbank in New York Tuesday.

If we were sumo dude, this would be our new default for sure!!!

Matt Giraud Exits Idol

Even after receiving a second chance at Idol victory, Matt Giraud wasn't able to earn enough votes to advance in the competition.

But don't feel bad, Matt!

Even rock crooner Adam Lambert was sucked into the bottom three. (What the F was that?)

Giraud, the JT-esque piano dueler from Kalamazoo, MI, definitely exited the stage with class.

"I'll remember being the cat with nine lives," he said.

Paramore's New LP Slated for September

It's been awhile since we've heard anything from our favorite Tennessee punk fivesome, but alas, Paramore has confirmed a September release for their upcoming album!

The band has been cooped up in Rob Cavallo's Calabasas home for the last few weeks, recording music singer Hayley Williams calls "some kind of therapist."

Blogs the firecracker:

"most of the songs you'll hear have to do with friendship. In fact, this is the first paramore album that wasn't written mostly about love relationships. i have made a lot of friends i've lost a lot of friends over the past couple years... and it's all gonna be there for you to dissect. i think, too, that the past couple years were some of the first times in a while that i've felt the burn of other people's ignorance... a lack of patience and a quickness to judge. it forced me to "grow up" and realize what's real. who's worth the pain and who's not. i'm most proud of these lyrics because they were the healer. a couple of these songs and their lyrics acted like some kind of therapist... forcing our band to talk out the issues we've dealth with... both as a band and personally. i owe a lot to these songs! of course, i'm nervous about putting it all out there on the table... but what else is there to do!? i'm just as excited to hear people's thoughts."

We're excited too, H!

Noel Gallagher Rocks Madison Square Bathroom


Apparently, Noel Gallagher likes to sing in the shower!

This time though, it's in the name of charity.

The Oasis frontman has recorded a solo version of "Waiting for the Rapture" in a backstage bathroom at New York's Madison Square Garden in honor of (RED)WIRE, a community service which provides HIV/AIDS vaccines in Africa, as well as music to subscribers.

Check out Gallagher's contributions above!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon Lead Austin City Limits Lineup

The lineup for Austin City Limits has been announced..... and it's better than ever!!

Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, The Levon Helm Band, Sonic Youth, Dave Matthews Band, Coheed and Cambria, Beastie Boys and Ben Harper are just some of the huge names scheduled to perform Oct. 1-2 at Austin's Zilker Park.

Check out a full list of the lineup here, and don't forget to pick up your tickets ASAP!

Quote of the Night

"Paula's frustrating, she's annoying and I can't understand half of what she's talking about - but there's incredible comfort between us. I think we're possibly secretly in love with each other."

-Simon Cowell on co-judge Paula Abdul

Eric Bana's First Love: His Ford GT Falcon Coupe

Australian actor Eric Bana stopped by the Apple Store SoHo Tuesday to talk shop about his directorial debut: an indie doc about his first love, a Ford GT Falcon coupe, appropriately titled Love the Beast.

"Everyone has a beast in their lives," Bana told guests during the one-hour Q&A. "Whether it's a car or a computer or going to the gym.... This was my chance to put my head on the chopping block."

Bana, who's starred in blockbusters such as Munich and Black Hawk Down, says he understands the effort needed to put a smaller film on the map. Especially when that map is the Tribeca Film Festival.

"I'm really thrilled and appreciative to be at Tribeca," Bana said. "I've acted in a lot of smaller films... (so) I know how lucky I am to be here."

The film, which features appearances by Dr. Phil and Jay Leno, premieres at Tribeca tonight, but check out an exclusive clip of Bana below, talking about a crash that totaled his Falcon and nearly cost him the movie. ("Tony and I went into a tree head-on at about 50 mph," he says.)



[Photo by Jeanine Onischuck]

Who the F is this?

His name is Nick Adams.

Adams, 25, cut his teeth acting in broadway shows like A Chorus Line and Chicago, and is now making his big-screen debut in An Englishman in New York at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Here he is at the premiere Monday night!

Looking sharp, N!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce Summer Tour

On the heels of their latest record It's Blitz (out April 13), Yeah Yeah Yeahs have just announced a U.S. summer tour!

The trek kicks off May 23 at Sasquatch Festival in Quincy, WA and closes out in Jersey City at All Points West July 31.

You know Poison Ivy will be crossing the bridge for that one!!!

Quote of the Day

"We know so much about every actor on planet Earth. We know how they like to slice their avocado, what they named their baby. When I'm watching them save the world in a movie, I don't want to be thinking about their baby's name. I will now go on record to say I'm not going to even name my kid."

-Ryan Reynolds tells New York Magazine

Lindsay Goes Too Low

We've always thought Lindsay Lohan was a little on the skinny side....

But now, we're sure!

Look at this pic of her vacationing in Hawaii over the weekend.

That spine cannot be healthy!!!

Linkin Park Penning Song for Transformers Movie

Linkin Park rapper Mike Shinoda has taken to his blog to announce Linkin Park's new song for the upcoming Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen movie.

Writes Shinoda:

BREAKING NEWS: Linkin Park will be working on the score for Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen.

Although I wasn't at liberty to say it before, the song I've been referencing here on mikeshinoda.com in the past few weeks...is actually being done for Michael Bay's new Transformers film, due out June 24th.

In addition--and probably ever cooler--we have been offered the unique opportunity to help score the film. The song we wrote is being used as one of the themes, and we will be writing various interpolations on that theme, and trying out some other thematic ideas as part of the (very large) team scoring the film.

My bandmates and I are working with award-winning film composer (and resident ass-kicker) Hans Zimmer. We met with Hans last week, and heard some of the incredible things he and his guys have done with our new song. In the next few days, we'll be doing some work with Hans' amazing writing and recording crew.

Michael Bay has shown us select scenes from the film, and it looks incredible. I can't wait for you to see it.

We can't wait either!

Busta Rhymes, GZA Added to Rock the Bells

Busta Rhymes, The GZA and The Knux have been added to the already fantastic lineup for 2009's Rock the Bells Festival.

Already performing are Big Boi, Nas, Common, The Roots and Damian Marley.

The fest will kick off June 27 in Chicago and hit 9 other major cities this year.

Creed Back in Business

In the wake of Green Day, Blink-182 and Korn's revival, 90s rockers Creed are also getting back to business!

Just don't call it a comeback.

“I wouldn’t call it a reunion,” says frontman Scott Stapp. “It’s a renewing and a rebirth. I missed my boys and wanted to create music with them again. We’re all thrilled to have a second chance to make a first impression.”

Creed split nearly five years ago, after Stapp battled an addiction to drugs and faced a slew of legal troubles. But now the boys are planning a big return, one that comes with a new record and headlining tour.

"The goal is get release the first single before the tour and have the album come out during the tour or right after,” Stapp says.

"This band is my first love and a first love that’s stood the test of time. It’s not hard to step away from any kind of personal agenda when you are totally fulfilled.”

Monday, April 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

"I was raised in the country. When it was warm outside we were out there in shorts, no shirt, no shoes. I was doing that long before anybody was taking pictures and people like you were seeing it."

-Matthew McConaughey defending his shirtless ways

Bass Does BAFTA

Ed Westwick shows off some scruff (& bronzer?) at the 2009 BAFTA Television Awards in London Sunday.

Love the serious look!

CMT Recruit Def Leppard for Award Show

Def Leppard, Keith Urban and Sugarland have been recruited to play the 2009 CMT Awards, which will take place June 16 in Nashville.

Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley are also scheduled to perform.

Don't forget to submit your votes here!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Michael Phelps Loves His Rap

Poison Ivy ran into Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps Wednesday at the grand opening of OMEGA's Fifth Avenue boutique store in New York, and chatted with the 14-time Olympic gold medalist about (what else?) music.

"I'm a huge Jeezy fan," Phelps told us. "He's on [my iPod] the most, along with A Tribe Called Quest. And lots of Biggie."

Who knew Phelps was such a rap fan???

[Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris]

Quote of the Day

"I'm not like all the other celebrities in Hollywood that do a line of coke to lose weight.I could be really skinny, but I don't want to be. I like food. I don't want to be on drugs."

-Kelly Osbourne says

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