Saturday, May 9, 2009

Going in for The Kills

Indie rock duo The Kills have plenty to celebrate these days.

The band, comprised of vocalist Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince, have already received a world of praise for their fantastic 2008 release Midnight Boom, not to mention, soundtracking credits for a little show on The CW called Gossip Girl.

Oh yeah, and Hince's off-and-on girlfriend, Kate Moss, is also a fan.

So you can imagine the excitement when the pair showed up at The Annex in New York Saturday night for an after-party following their Webster Hall performance!

The twosome earned visits from celebrity fans like Winona Ryder, Jessica Stam, Agyness Deyn and Alexa Chung, while event impresarios Alejandro Torio and Bloc Group's Matthew Isaacs had guests dancing and partying all night.

The Kills still have a handful of U.S. dates coming up this month, so be sure to pick up your tickets!!

It's a show not to be missed!

Quote of the Day

"My dad said it best. He said, 'Kelly, you have a contagious energy. You're always smiling, you're always happy and you're always excited to be wherever you are. People are just going to constantly try and bring you down and take that away from you. You just have to keep smiling.' And that's what I do."

-Kelly Bensimon says

Friday, May 8, 2009

Katy Perry Has a Mini-Me

Katy Perry discovers she has a mini-me at a People Magazine Wednesday in New York.

Kind of awesome!

New Default Alert

Aly Michalka, one-half of Disney Channel duo Aly & AJ, looks ravishing at the Herve Leger by Max Azria party Wednesday night in West Hollywood!

The gal's only 20!!!

If you're on Facebook, Aly, which we're sure you are, default it up!!!!

New Kids Rock Today Show

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

New Kids on the Block performed at NBC's Today Show summer concert series this morning, kicking off show two of a summer of free shows in Rockefeller Center!! (Next week is Jennifer Hudson; last week was No Doubt's first performance in five years.)

The fans started camping out Sunday(!) for the Friday morning show, so the boys definitely had to work it to make it worth their while!!

Check out the above clip, where NKOTB segueway into 90's hit "Hangin' Tough" with none other than Queen's "We Will Rock You."

Jason Segel Goes Romeo

Modern-day Romeo and Juliet????

Not quite!

Emily Blunt and Jason Segel shoot a scene from their latest flick, Gulliver's Travels, Wednesday in Los Angeles.

We'd watch anything with Segel in it!!!

Who the F is this?

Her name is Melissa Reeves.

Reeves, just 17!, is the current Miss Teen World International UK, and looks like a Russian Barbie to us!!!

Privet, M!

Bar Refaeli Hangs in Madrid

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli was hanging in Madrid Wednesday to promote her latest venture: a suspension and cardio workout designed by Reebok and Cirque Du Soleil called "Jukari Fit to Fly."

According to Jukari, the workout provides "the sensation of flying while strengthening and lengthening the body through cardio, strength, balance and core training."


UB40 Hit New York

British reggae band UB40 has been making records for over 30 years, but last night was the first time Poison Ivy got to check out the band responsible for timeless hits like "Red Red Wine," "I Got You Babe" and "Can't Help Falling in Love"!!!!

UB hit the Nokia Theatre in New York's Times Square Thursday night to showcase those signatures, as well as dozens of recent songs from albums like 2005's Who You Fighting For? and 2008's TwentyFourSeven.

Check out a snippet of "King," off UB's 1980 debut album, Signing Off, above.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Little J Takes the Stage

Remember Taylor Momsen's band, Pretty Reckless, that we told you was going on tour with the Veronicas???

Well, it seems T-Moms wanted to get some practice before she hit the road!!!

Pretty Reckless played their first ever show in NYC Tuesday night at the Annex, and all in all, judging by this vid, it wasn't bad!!!

Momsen's dance moves definitely leave something to be desired, but her voice is kind of grungy and rockin'!

Reminds us slightly of Iraheta.


Kiefer Sutherland to Face Assault Charges

24 star Kiefer Sutherland will likely turn himself in and face a third degree assault charge today, following a bizarre and inexplicable head-butting incident with designer Jack McCollough early Tuesday morning.

Several sources are claiming the hit was so strong, Sutherland broke McCollough's nose.

"All we can say at this point is that [McCoullough] was the victim of a vicious, violent, unprovoked assault," McCollough's rep says.

"The matter is in the hands of the authorities."

Green Day Announce Secret NYC Gig

Green Day have just announced a secret show at New York's Webster Hall May 19, in conjunction with MySpace Music.

The List concert series will hook up 300 of Green Day's biggest fans with tickets to the show, which takes place just a few days after their latest release 21st Century Breakdown hits stores May 15.

Here's the group to join for tickets!

Quote of the Day

"[George Clooney] is sarcastic, and he has a different girlfriend constantly. It's considered charismatic. He's like this James Bond, sexy dude. The older he gets, the better he gets. It's a double standard. To be outspoken, or different at all, is a problem for women. As soon as you curse or, God forbid, make some sort of sexual reference that's a joke, you're [labeled a party girl]. They don't do that with men, so I feel it would be a lot easier."

-Megan Fox says, about the Cloonster

Who the F is this?

Her name is Natalia Rodríguez Gallego.

Natalia, 26, is the pop princess of Spain, having released big-time hits like "I'm Not an Angel," "Kiss My Skin," and "I Love This Game."

She's their Britney, ya'll!

Here is Natalia at The Sexy Room Experience party Tuesday night in Madrid.

Besitos, N!

Jaslene Storms New York

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

Especially when America's Next Top Model Cycle 8 winner Jaslene Gonzalez is roaming the runways!!!

Poison Ivy caught up with JG at the Dana Maxx fashion show at New York's Greenhouse Wednesday night, where p.i.n.k. brought the vodka, Tasti D-Lite brought the treats, and Jaslene Gonzalez brought the fierce!!

Check out the supermodel's catwalk below!

Allison Iraheta Eliminated on American Idol

It was a sad night on American Idol Wednesday, as 17-year old rocker and vocal powerhouse Allison Iraheta was eliminated during the Slash-mentored Rock Week.

Probably the saddest part was that Danny Gokey survived another week after the embarrassment that was his Aerosmith "Dream On" performance the night before!

Bottom three: Danny Gokey, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert.

Is there even a contest at this point???

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Boys Are Back in Town

Aww, the boys are back!!!

Besties P. Diddy and Jay-Z hang at the Lakers game Monday night.

We've missed you two!

Quote of the Night

“I can not believe I’m sitting 1st row at American Idol."

-Slash Tweeted last night

New York Dolls Return to Their Roots

“This is beyond my wildest dreams,” New York Dolls frontman David Johansen said, as the Dolls took the stage at 315 Bowery (former home of CBGB and new home to designer John Varvatos) Tuesday night around 9:45.

It's been 38 years, but the man's still still got it. The 59-year old ripped through over a dozen jams with ease, rage, and (so what?) a little help from his lyrics sheets. The performance was in honor of the band's newest release (Cause I Sez So, out yesterday), but the boys managed to pepper some rocking classics ("Trash," "Stranded in the Jungle") through the predominantly new set.

Varvatos, a long-time rock supporter and Dolls fan, opted to sync the performance with a live broadcast to his new Sirius Radio rock 'n' roll show, which also launched Tuesday.

Also supporting the boys in attendance were rock fanatic Rachael Ray, Semi-Precious Weapons frontman Justin Tranter, America's Next Top Model winner CariDee English, handbag designer Jack Germain, and famed rock photographer Bob Gruen, who shot a Dolls documentary in the early '70s.

Said Gruen:

"Life goes on and things change, but David’s the best entertainer around and the band is one of the best out there. I don’t live in the past, and I don’t think the Dolls do either.”

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dolly Does Letterman

Dolly Parton got all dolled up for a performance of "Backwoods Barbie" on the Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday.

The jam, off her latest record, will also be featured in Parton's new Broadway show, 9 to 5!

Check out the stellar performance above.

Quote of the Night

"On the show as well were Third Eye Blind and Kelly Clarkson... I thought that had to be the oddest pairing ever, but soon realized it's what I've always professed. There's NO such thing as Black music or White music only Good or Bad music."

-Jay-Z blogs, following a University of Arizona performance

MTV Announces Movie Award Nominees

MTV has announced nominees for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, with Twilight and Slumdog Millionaire at the front of the pack.

Twilight earned the most nominations with seven, including Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart), Best Kiss, and Breakthrough Performance Male (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner).

Slumdog Millionaire wasn't far behind with six nods, including Best Movie, Breakthrough Performance Male (Dev Patel) and Breakthrough Performance Female (Freida Pinto).

We're kind of most excited about MTV's newest category, Best WTF Moment, for which nominees include Amy Poehler's sink piss in Baby Mama, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar toilet water frolick in Slumdog Millionaire, Angelina Jolie's curved bullet in Wanted, Jason Segel's nude breakup with Kristen Bell in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Ben Stiller tasting the head in Tropic Thunder.

Don't forget to place your votes here!

Pete Seeger Celebrates 90th in Style

Warning: No birthday party you ever attend will be as awesome as Pete Seeger's 90th.

The folk singer rallied up some of the biggest names in rock for a Clearwater Benefit Concert Sunday night at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello, Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes, Joan Baez and Steve Earle were just a few of the big names who stopped by to perform in the name of charity!!!!

Way to celebrate the big 9-0 in style!

Woodstock '09 Nabs Levon Helm, Jefferson Starship

Back in March, we reported that a 2009 Woodstock concert was in the works.

Now, it's been confirmed that the Levon Helm Band, Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and the Holding Co., Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Mountain, and Country Joe McDonald will be performing!!

The bands will take the stage at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in New York August 15.

Ticket details coming soon!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

David Cook's Brother Loses Battle with Brain Cancer

Adam Cook, the older brother of American Idol winner David Cook, passed away Saturday after a ten year battle with brain cancer.

"I actually lost my brother yesterday to a brain tumor and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else right now," Cook said Sunday morning at the 12th annual Race for Hope in Washington, D.C.

The 37-year old appeared in the Idol audience many times to support David over the course of season seven, while David constantly dedicated songs and performances to his brother.

"I lost one today," Cook announced at the race, "but I gained 9,000 [supporters] and I will be here every year that they will have me."

Coheed and Cambria Announce Metal Tour

Coheed and Cambria will be hitting the road this summer with metal outfit (and Black Sabbath offshoot band) Heaven and Hell!!

Unbeknownst to us, Black Sabbath happened to be frontman Claudio Sanchez and lead guitarist Travis Stever's favorite band growing up!

What a dream tour this must be!!!

For a full list of dates, click here.

Kylie Storms Austria

Kylie Minogue, 40!!!, storms the stage at the winter resort in Ischgl, Austria Saturday.

What an MF vixen!!!

Britney Fan Arrested After Rushing the Stage

A Britney Spears fan was arrested after rushing the stage at her Connecticut concert Saturday night! The fan, Kyle King, tried to dance with Spears before being promptly escorted off the stage by back-up dancers.

Check out the craziness, caught on tape, above!

Quote of the Day

"I do really intellectually highbrow stuff in my downtime. I read first-edition Shakespeare. I write poetry. I'm trying to get my masters in neuroscience. That's the kind of guy I am... Man, I don't even know what a masters is."

-Robert Pattinson, the comedian

The Kills Take New York

The Kills' Alison Mossheart and Jamie Hince create a neon explosion at New York's Webster Hall Saturday night.

Looks intense!

Bethenny Goes Country

Our favorite Real Housewife of New York Bethenny Frankel goes country for a day at the Kentucky Derby Saturday in Louisville.

Love the get-up, B!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Nia Vardalos Talks My Life in Ruins

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

Actress Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), along with director Donald Petrie (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), hit the Apple Store SoHo Friday to chat with fans about their latest flick, My Life in Ruins.

The romantic comedy features Vardalos as a disgruntled bus tour guide in Greece who gets her groove back after traveling with a busload of tourists led by powerhouse Richard Dreyfuss.

"It was a dream come true to shoot in Greece," Vardalos says, of filming. "It was surreal on the set, to stand by the Acropolis, close my eyes before they say 'Action' and feel the wind blowing through the columns. It doesn't get any better."

My Life was the last movie to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival Saturday night, but is first on our list of must-sees!!

John Mayer Finds Love, Promises "New Music Soon"

John Mayer has finally found love!!!!

The Beatles Cirque du Soleil Love, that is.

The rock crooner hit the Vegas Show Saturday night with a few guys from his band, and commented to personnel that they were taking a weekend off from recording in the studio. Mayer also signed an autograph with the message "New music soon, I promise."

Make it happen, JM!!

[Photo by Ana Dobrijevic]

Quote of the Day

"That's like a rich person's condition. Poor people that work - they don't get exhausted. Only rich people get exhausted. It's an embarrassing thing."

-Jay Leno explaining his hospital visit

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