Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tweet of the Day

"If someone Really loves you they will not tell you they will show you!"

-Wyclef Jean Tweets

I SPY NY: Roger Daltrey, Olivia Palermo and More

I spy in NY...

Roger Daltrey rocking out at Nokia Theatre in Times Square Friday night (top photo), Olivia Palermo (with boyfriend Johannes Huebl) hosting Minnie Mortimer's collection launch at East Side Social Club Wednesday (middle photo), Flyleaf performing with Poison Ivy favorites Paper Tongues at Gramercy Theatre Wednesday, The Cranberries making a triumphant return to New York's Nokia Theatre Wednesday, and Less Than Jake tearing it up at Nokia Theatre Thursday night.

[Daltrey photo by Caryn Rose]
[Flyleaf photo by Stephanie Wallis]

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tweet of the Night

"i think they just pulled over my ex girlfriend for a dui on cops. and she is in a stolen car. god i use to love her, good lucky trixy -a"

-Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green Tweets

Beyonce Takes Leap of Faith at London Gig


Beyonce unexpectedly leaped into the audience at her London concert Monday night for a short crowdsurf during her performance of "Halo."

We think she's making moves to dispel all of those "diva" rumors... But it's still pretty awesome!

Check out footage of the dive, above.

John Mayer Gets Intimate at Live Letterman Set

"I've been up since three in the morning," says John Mayer. He's speaking to a handful of American Express cardmembers who purchased tickets to see Mayer perform an intimate, hour-long "Live at Letterman" set on CBS Thursday night, but Mayer wants us to know he's not complaining.

"Being up this long allows you to have as much fun as possible," he adds, then catapulting into "Perfectly Lonely," a plucky blues ballad off his latest release, Battle Studies.

Mayer soaked the hour up with tons of Studies tunes - "Heartbreak Warfare," "Friends, Lovers or Nothing," Poison Ivy favorite "Half of My Heart," and the controversial "Who Says," which Mayer tried to clear up with a Boyz II Men comparison.

"Is 'I'll Make Love To You' about making babies?" he asked the audience. "Not unless you're trying to make babies."

"It's not [about making babies] if you're listening to it while you wash your car," he laughed.

Mayer didn't venture too far back into his 10-year catalog - sticking to mainly Studies tunes and two songs off of 2006's Continuum: "Gravity" and "Waiting on the World to Change."

But we were ever impressed with his melodic finesse and comedic ability!

He even managed to throw a couple seconds of Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" into the bridge of "Who Says"!

Check out a glimpse we snuck of Mayer performing an extended version of "Friends, Lovers or Nothing," above.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tweet of the Day

"why is everyone so afraid of mayan calendar predictions? they certainly failed to predict that they'd die out in the 9th century"

-Stephen Colbert Tweets

I SPY NY: Tim Burton, Bruce Springsteen and More

I Spy in NY...

Tim Burton being honored - alongside partner Helena Bonham Cartner - at the 2nd annual Film Benefit at the Museum of Modern Art Tuesday night (top photo), Bruce Springsteen performing at A Concert for Autism Speaks Tuesday night (middle photo), Andrew WK getting crazy at Happy Ending in the LES with Josh Madden and Dimitry on the turntables Tuesday night (bottom photo), and Matthew Isaacs entertaining guests at the preview party of his club CV Wednesday night.

Tina Fey, Muhtar Kent Celebrate Public Service at Ad Council Dinner

On Wednesday night, thousands of people gathered at New York's Waldorf Astoria to celebrate the achievements of the Ad Council, the leading organization of public service announcements for over 60 years. Ad Council aired PSAs by organizations ranging from Autism Speaks to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to That's Not Cool, a foundation that helps teens recognize relationship abuse via text message.

The evening raised a staggering $2.5 million.

"Now is the time to shed what is wasteful, what is unproductive, and continue communicating with your consumers and investing in your brands," said Coca-Cola Company Chairman & CEO Muhtar Kent.

Kent was presented with the 56th Annual Public Service Award Wednesday night, and used his acceptance speech to address the many challenges the advertising world is facing.

"Keep the faith," he told the audience, which included executives from sponsors Time Warner and Yahoo. "These tough days are going to pass."

Seven-time Emmy Award winner and Saturday Night Live veteran Tina Fey served as Master of Ceremonies, echoing Kent's sentiments on the importance of PSAs.

"Nancy Reagan said don't do drugs," she recalled, from her childhood. "So I didn't."

"By show of hands, how many people in the room can say that?" she asked, drawing a laugh.

Fey peppered the evening with hilarious monologues - including everything from a Sarah Palin impression ("I'm gonna be doing that til I'm dead," she noted) to a confession about her NBC show 30 Rock: " I work on a show that you may have heard of called 30 Rock," she told the audience. "I say you may have heard of it because I know from the ratings that you have not seen it."

Be sure to visit the Ad Council website to learn more about their contributions.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Quote of the Day

"It's really hard to eat while wearing a snuggie, especially when you've got it on backwards. Thank god there were no pictures of this."

-Ryan Ross Tweets

Leighton Meester "Performs" at American Eagle Opening in Times Square

We knew Leighton Meester couldn't sing. And now all of Manhattan knows it too!

The Gossip Girl delusionary performed a four-song set at the American Eagle store opening Tuesday night in Times Square, while castmates Sebastian Stan, Michelle Trachtenberg and Jessica Szohr cheered her on.

Cheered? Or laughed! Judging by Szohr's face, we're leaning towards the latter.

Also in the house were Pete Wentz on the turntable, Adrien Grenier and Adrienne Bailon.

Surely one of these people has the balls to tell Meester to quit while she's ahead!

The Bravery Release Video for "Slow Poison"

The Bravery have just released the video for their first single, "Slow Poison," off the forthcoming record Stir the Blood.

And we love it!!

Not just because it has the word "Poison" in it!

Check out the astronomically hipster video, above.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I SPY NY: Shakira, Metallica and More

I Spy in NY...

Shakira performing a semi-secret show at PC Richard and Son Theatre Friday (top photo), Metallica killing it at Madison Square Garden Saturday night (middle photo), Black Eyed Peas' tipsily spinning late-night in his and Taboo's Gansevoort Hotel room Sunday (bottom photo), Goodie Mob and Slick Rick performing at B.B. King Friday night, and Tyson Beckford and Miami rapper Gambino drinking Grey Goose in Tenjune's VIP section Sunday night.

Keeping Up With the Cullens

The five-bedroom Vancouver home where The Cullens lived in the Twilight and New Moon films is for sale.

For a mere $3.3 million, you get a half-acre estate, 5000 square-foot home, "sparkling pool," (no pun intended), and a lifetime of Twilight memories!

Coincidence that it was listed on the market the week New Moon comes out??

Quote of the Night

"Stick together with the people you know you can trust. There may not be many, but they are all you need."

-Demi Lovato Tweets

Bon Jovi: 'I'm Not Writing My Epitaph Yet'

"This is very foreign to us," Jon Bon Jovi said to a crowd of some 900 fans who gathered at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall Monday night.

"It's usually 65,000 people," he elaborated, "or just us."

The intimate event - featuring a two-hour Q&A moderated by When We Were Beautiful director Phil Griffin and a handful of unplugged songs by Bon Jovi and a four-piece backing band - was sponsored by American Express, with ticket sales benefiting New York hunger foundation City Harvest.

Fans from the tri-state area flocked to NYC to attend the 25-year-old-band's rare appearance, which was announced and sold to American Express cardmembers exclusively via Twitter.

Highlight performances of the night included "Livin' On a Prayer," "Superman," "Whole Lot of Leaving" (dedicated to guitarist Richie Sambora), a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," and new single "We Weren't Born to Follow," off the band's latest record The Circle.

"We've tried to see the glass half-full," Bon Jovi said, of his overwhelmingly positive songs. "From 'Livin' on a Prayer' to 'Born to Follow,' there's been this theme of responsible optimism."

Though the night focused on the meanings behind the music, Bon Jovi got jovial with the crowd at times, at one point asking them to "Be honest. Everyone here, when we said we were doing a country record thought: 'You mother******'."

Following the performance and Q&A, audience members had an opportunity to ask questions, the most poignant being, "50 years from now, which song would [Bon Jovi] choose to be remembered by?"

"'Prayer' would probably be high on that list," Jovi answered, after a moment of thinking.

He then looked down as if to say he changed his mind.

"I don't know," he added. "I'm not writing my epitaph yet."

Check out a video of that response, along with some snapshots of the night, below.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Quote of the Day

"When I was young, NYC seemed dangerous & intimidating. Now it feels vibrant & amazing (especially with CA weather)."

-Tony Hawk Tweets

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sam Ronson Spins at Quo

On Saturday night, Poison Ivy spotted Adam Lambert bestie Samantha Ronson spinning at Quo - New York's newly-revamped mega club in the Chelsea district.

With no Lambert or Lohan in sight, Ronson kept it strictly business, spinning regulars like "Empire State of Mind" and "Run This Town," while chain-smoking and chugging Red Bull.

Thanks to event host Zivi Kopolovitz for making it happen!

AFI's One-Night Stand in New York

Friday was a great night to be a New Yorker!!

After we hit up the MuteMath concert and danced with the Black Eyed Peas, Poison Ivy headed over to Roseland Ballroom to check out AFI's phenomenal, obscenely theatrical show.

Singer Davey Havok - chock-full of eyeliner and dramatic hand-gesturing - played a versatile set-list - including top picks "Medicate," "Love Like Winter," "Miss Murder," and a chilling finale of "Silver and Cold."

Yes, we brought back treats!

Check out a glimpse of the magnitude that was "Miss Murder," below.

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