Saturday, October 24, 2009

Betsey Johnson Takes Vegas

Designer Betsey Johnson attended The Beatles LOVE show in Las Vegas Friday night.

And that's an understatement!!!

Unlike other celebs we've spotted there, Johnson truly opted to become the star of the show.

The blonde mogul danced in the aisle during the performance, went backstage afterward to show off her dance moves, and even collected fabric samples from the costume department!

"The show has inspired [me] for [my] next collection and fashion show," she said.

Dayum!

Quote of the Day

"People tell us our music has helped them through hard times. It's not something that we intend on when we write songs, and when Jacoby [Shaddix] writes the lyrics... but it makes us feel good that what we're doing is helping people and not just entertaining people."

-Papa Roach guitarist Jerry Horton tells Poison Ivy

Noel Gallagher Plotting Solo Career

A couple of weeks ago, we quoted Liam Gallagher talking about the end of Oasis. Now brother Noel is speaking out. Less about Oasis.... more about, well, himself.

"I'm looking forward to doing my own thing, bringing out my own music," Gallagher told The Daily Mirror.

"I am not thinking about much else, Oasis or Liam. I'm just having a good time."

Good luck bro!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Jet Frontman Talks Brotherly Competition, Touring with Papa Roach

The last time Poison Ivy spoke with Australian rockers Jet, the four band members were living in four different places: England, the U.S., Australia and Italy. And drummer Chris Cester compared Jet's dynamic to "a long-distance relationship without sex."

Today, the boys are together again - about to embark on a co-headlining tour with Papa Roach and opening band Kill Hannah - but frontman Nic Cester is still echoing his brother's sentiments: "[The relationship] is perpetually challenging," he tells us from a tour stop in Sauget, IL, Wednesday.

"There is so much ego involved, which is ridiculous, but it's the truth," Cester says. "[My brother and I] have learned in order for this to work... If we've got a day off, let's not hang out together."

But Cester is looking forward to hanging out with forthcoming tourmates Papa Roach, although he's not too familiar with their music.

"To be honest, I've not heard a single Papa Roach song," Cester says frankly. "But we're trying to be open-minded and roll the dice. We've played so many shows... One of the first shows we did was supporting the Rolling Stones in front of 80,000 people... We've always had the ability to cross over quite comfortably."

"I don't want to be on tour with a bunch of assholes," Cester adds. "If I'm gonna be on tour with a band, I want to be able to have a beer with them and enjoy it."

Bon Jovi Unveil Two-Year World Tour

Bon Jovi have announced dates for a two-year world tour that will kick off Feb. 19, 2010 in Seattle and support their forthcoming record The Circle, due Nov. 12.

"It's a big world and we still make house calls,” Jon Bon Jovi said during a parking lot press conference/concert outside of Meadowlands stadium Thursday.

The tour will feature 135 shows in 30 countries, and mark the first time a band will play New Jersey's new Meadowlands football stadium - May 26 and 27, 2010.

Check out at full list of dates here.

New New Moon Scene Hits the Web


A new New Moon scene has hit the web, but unlike other blips we've showed you, this one spares us the Jacob/Bella/Edward love triangle.

The scene instead focuses on the Volturi - Twilight's "vampire royalty" - and they are creepy with a capital C!

"Felixxx."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kenley Collins Confirms Plus-Size Line, Shows Spring Collection at Charity Event

We always have a fun time when we hang with Project Runway season five finalist Kenley Collins.

Collins is elegant, talented and fiercely honest - and we got to see a glimpse of all three during her a showing of her Spring '10 collection (inspired by Amelia Earhart) at Wednesday night's Forte/Seam Collective runway show at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

Designers Marissa Erskine (top photo, left), Elizabeth Rynish (center-right) and Sheila Frank (right) also presented their collections, all in the name of a great cause: Gilda's Club NYC, which provides support to cancer patients and their families.

The night was also something of a Project Runway season five reunion, as designers Daniel Feld and Stella Zotis (bottom photo) came out to support their castmate!

Poison Ivy ran into Collins pre-show (in the bathroom of all places), and asked about her long-term plans.

"I just did a plus-size line," Collins confirmed, which New York Magazine speculated about last month.

That's when a runway model came flying out of a nearby stall.

"What's considered plus-size?" she asks. "My friend, just as skinny as me, is a plus-size model. She has to get padded."

"No, I'm doing big girls," Collins assures us.

"You know what would be cute?" the model goes on. "A maternity line!"

Collins glances in the mirror and pauses as she blots her lipstick on a dispensed paper towel.

"That would be cute," she finally agrees.

"If somebody approaches me, I'll do it."

Guns N' Roses Announce Canadian Tour

Guns N' Roses have announced a string of Canadian tour dates in support of the long-awaited Chinese Democracy, which came out last year.

The 13-date affair, which kicks off January 13, 2010 in Winnipeg and closes out on February 4 in Halifax, has been confirmed by concert promoter Live Nation.

This is great news - and it's about MF time - but where are the U.S. dates?

Video: Two Actors Jump Off Building While Filming Will Ferrell's The Other Guys


Right place, right time?

Poison Ivy was taking a stroll through New York's Madison Square Park Thursday afternoon when we spotted two cops about to jump off a building!!!

Don't worry - it was all in the name of cinema.

The "cops" were actually stuntmen portraying Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg during a scene from The Other Guys, their forthcoming comedy.

Passersby on the street - many of whom were not briefed about what was about to happen - were stunned as we all watched these two men in uniform take a dive off of a Flatiron building!

Thank God we saw them attached to a cord!

Check out a video of the chaos, above.

Quote of the Day

"If I die tomorrow, I’ll have one of the biggest shit-eating grins on my face.”

-All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter (far right) says, after co-writing a song with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo for the forthcoming Raditude

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Paulina Rubio Rocks New York

Paulina Rubio is Mexico's Shakira.

She sings. She dances. She occasionally picks up a guitar and strums along.

She's also a fiercely beautiful blonde who goes through about 19 costume changes per show.

We learned about all of this during our first Paulina Rubio concert Tuesday night at Nokia Theatre in New York City. We also learned a ton of Spanish, as 99% of Rubio's music and stage banter were en EspaƱol.

"Esta cancion para todos los chicas!" Rubio told the crowd. ("This song is for all the girls!")

Rubio then dived into "Yo No Soy Esa Mujer" ("I Am Not That Woman") off of 2001's self-titled Paulina.

Poison Ivy met three Mexican-American girls at the show who told us they've been Rubio fans since La Chica Dorada came out in '92.

"We've been listening since we were living in Mexico at age seven," they said. "But this is our first show."

And what a show it was!!

Check out a sampling of Rubio performing her 2002 American crossover hit, "Don't Say Goodbye," below.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Quote of the Night

"Total slumber party vibe @steeltrain 's house. Sharing a room with jack and trav. Fort built. Cardboard crowns made. Girls banned."

-Hellogoodbye Tweet

[Photo by Jeanine Onischuck]

Chuck Bass Goes Gay!


As if Chuck Bass wasn't perfect enough!

Check out this scene from Monday night's Gossip Girl where Ed Westwick kisses co-star Neal Bledsoe.

All in the name of Blair, of course.

Enjoy!!

Adam Lambert in the Studio with Lady GaGa

Adam Lambert has taken to his Twitter to confirm that he and Lady GaGa recorded a song together Sunday!!

"Yes it's true," Lambert Tweeted. "I spent yesterday in the studio w the insanely talented and creative Lady GaGa recording a song that she wrote! I love her... Gaga wrote the song a while ago and she thought it would be a good fit for me. It's a solo track. I feel so honored and lucky to be asked... GaGa just gets it, ya know?

Can't wait to hear it!!!!

We would have died to have been there!!!

Rihanna Debuts Comeback Single "Russian Roulette"

Click here to listen to Rihanna's new single, "Russian Roulette," which was written and produced by Ne-Yo.

Roulette is the first single off of Rihanna's forthcoming album Rated R, out November 23.

What do u think of the track??

It's just OK for us!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hanson Play Stripped-Down Version of New Song "Carry You There"


We weren't quite ready to forget about the fantastic Hanson concert we saw Thursday night!!

Here's one last snippet from that show - a stripped-down, borderline acoustic version of "Carry You There," the new single off of their forthcoming 2010 record.

Hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quote of the Night

"Racist/anti-jewish/homophobic protestors on the corner of wilshire and beverly glen-northeast corner- who wants to go throw eggs with me?"

-Samantha Ronson Tweets

Quote of the Day

"Lol @eonline posted that I got engaged on that ticker... across the bottom of the screen-as if it's a category 5 storm."

-The newly-engaged Bethenny Frankel Tweets

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