Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tweet of the Day


"Dear plane ride home, please don't be offensively turbulent for the next five hours! Luv, a passenger needing sleep."

-Aubrey O'Day Tweets to her plane

Winter Antiques Show Debuts in New York








Poison Ivy felt privileged to sneak a peek at the 56th Annual Winter Antique Show benefiting the Bronx's East Side House Settlement before it opened to the public Thursday.

With 75 exhibitors displaying collectibles from ancient Roman times to mid-century Modern, the Winter Antiques Show is the cream of the antiques crop!

Check out photos of some of our favorite pieces from the show above, descriptions below, and be sure to visit the Winter Antiques Show through January 31 at the Park Avenue Armory.

From top: Paul Howard Manship's "Monumental Vase" in Pink Tennessee Marble, assorted Sultepec masks and statues from 200 BCE, Aronson polychrome Delftware figurines, a Kentucky long rifle signed by William McClure (only $62,000!), Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc. mirror featuring yours truly, porcelain Japanesque clock c. 1870-80, and an English Regency games table by Phillip Colleck starting at $15,500.

I SPY NY: Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Port, and More



I spy in NY...

Jennifer Lopez donning a Louis Vuitton LBD at Scott Barnes' About Face book launch at Provocateur at the Gansevoort Hotel Wednesday night (top photo), The City's Whitney Port and Roxy Olin attending the Thompson Hotel's Haiti Relief party that raised $35,000 for the American Red Cross Wednesday night (middle photo), Vampire Weekend performing a free show at the Union Square Barnes and Noble Thursday (bottom photo), The Click Five's Kyle Patrick performing solo at Rockwood Music Hall Wednesday, and Questlove, Talib Kweli and Q-Tip DJing at Brookyln Bowl for Haiti relief Thursday.

[Vampire Weekend photo by Devyn Manibo]

Friday, January 22, 2010

Weezer Recruit Hayley Williams, Jermaine Dupri for Florida Concert


Weezer returned to the stage at Florida State University Wednesday night for the first time since singer Rivers Cuomo was injured in a bus accident last month. And the band brought out all their guns!!

First, Paramore frontlady Hayley Williams joined Weezer for an awesome rendition of "Say It Ain't So," and then, out of nowhere, Jermaine Dupri popped onstage to join the boys for "Can't Stop Partying."

Check out Williams' fantastic cameo, above.

Honor Society, Sebastian Set the Stage for Timbaland


One of our favorite parts about the Diddy and Lil' Kim-featured Timbaland concert Wednesday night were T's opening acts: Honor Society and Sebastian!

We'd seen Honor Society perform over the summer during a break from their Jonas Brothers World Tour - but this time, the boys were tighter than ever, alternating their 80's-infused pop numbers with acoustic covers of modern songs (Jay Sean's "Down," for example).

"We're lucky enough to share the stage with the greatest in the game, Timbaland," singer Michael Bruno told the crowd, before rocketing into the beyond-catchy "Here Comes Trouble." (Check out a clip of the performance, above.)

Sebastian, Timbaland's younger brother, served as the second opener, rap-crooning through jams like "Wobbley" before recruiting special guest Petey Pablo to the stage for a performance of "Goodies!"

Timbaland sure knows how to draw a lineup!

Tweet of the Day


"Good Morning Fam! True freedom is not about getting what we want all time, but not getting it and remaining happy"

-Mary J. Blige Tweets

I SPY NY: Wyclef Jean, Uma Thurman and More



I spy in NY...

Wyclef Jean in tears while defending his relief organization Yele Haiti at the midtown Sheraton Monday (top photo), Uma Thurman getting frisky with ex-fiance Arpad Busson in the East Village Tuesday (middle photo),  Mischa Barton channeling a hooker while filming an episode of Law and Order Monday (bottom photo), Taylor Momsen and Connor Paolo filming Gossip Girl on the Upper East Side Monday, Iyaz performing his hit single "Replay" at Tenjune Sunday, and Real Housewife of New Jersey Danielle Staub hosting a screening of The Lovely Bones at the Paramount Screening Room last Thursday.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tweet of the Night


"i can't means, you dont want it enough."

-Ricky Martin Tweets

Diddy, Lil' Kim Shock NYC at Timbaland Concert


Diddy, Lil' Kim and Keri Hilson shocked guests by making a surprise appearance at mastermind Timbaland's Irving Plaza concert in New York Wednesday night.

"If it weren't for Timbaland, we wouldn't be dancing for the last ten years," Diddy told the crowd, before treating us to two of his own hits: "Mo Money Mo Problems," and "All About The Benjamins." (Watch the crowd lose it during "Mo Money" in Poison Ivy's exclusive concert footage, below.)

"No two [Timbaland] shows are alike," Hilson praised, before diving into hits "Knock U Down" and "Turnin' Me On."

Lil Kim, clad in a see-through baby blue wrap dress and matching knee-highs, got more than explicit dancing to "The Jump Off," while star of the show Timbaland sang everything from "The Way I Are" to hits from new record Shock Value II "If We Ever Meet Again" (featuring Katy Perry), "Say Something" (featuring Drake) and "Carry Out" (featuring Justin Timberlake).

"People always ask me, Keri, what's it like to work with Timbaland?" Hilson confessed, during one of the show's quieter moments.

"I wouldn't be Keri without Timbaland," she said.

Check out videos of P. Diddy, Lil Kim and Keri Hilson's performances with the great Timbaland, below.


Rihanna Covers Bob Marley for Haiti


Rihanna performed a moving cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" on The Oprah Winfrey Show Tuesday, announcing that all proceeds of the song will go to Haiti relief organizations such as the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Oxfam America and Partners in Health.

"This song, for me, any time there was a difficult situation... it's so liberating," Rihanna said, on the show.

"Even now, I listen to it when my back is up against the wall. I feel the people of Haiti need to hear something inspiring."

Check out the jam above, and click here to make your contribution through iTunes.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Video: The Ting Tings Perform "Shut Up and Let Me Go" on SNL

We were stoked to learn that the The Ting Tings were performing on Saturday Night Live this past weekend!

And while we're still impatiently waiting for the band to put out a new record (this summer), it's kind of awesome that these two can get away with performing two-year-old songs on national TV!

Check out a clip of frontlady Katie White and drummer Jules DeMartino playing "Shut Up and Let Me Go" off of 2008's We Started Nothing, after being introduced by host Sigourney Weaver.

The song's a classic by now!

I SPY NY: Kristen Bell, Justin Gaston and More




I spy in NY...

Kristen Bell heading to a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman Monday (top photo), Justin Gaston posing with castmates from new show If I Can Dream Tuesday in Times Square (middle photo), O'Neal McKnight performing at CV Friday night (bottom photo), Tom Brokaw screening new documentary American Character Along Highway 50 at the Crosby Street Hotel Thursday, Mario hanging out at Quo Sunday, and Michael Imperioli performing at Greenhouse with his band La Dolce Vita last Monday.

Tweet of the Day


"Drove by a car dealership w/ a huge sign saying 'Our best deals of the year.' It's Jan 19th, how good a deal can that be?"

-Ivanka Trump Tweeted yesterday

John Mayer Strips Down, Talks Jennifer Aniston in Latest Rolling Stone


John Mayer strips down on the latest cover of Rolling Stone, also opening up about his two-year off-and-on relationship with actress Jennifer Aniston.

"I’ve never really gotten over it," the singer says. "It was one of the worst times of my life. What would I be saying to Jen, who I think is f—ing fantastic, if I said to her, I don’t dislike you. In fact, I like you extremely well. But I have to back out of this because it doesn’t arc over the horizon. This is not where I see myself for the rest of my life, this is not my ideal destiny."

Mayer also adds that he is looking for "the right person," but he doesn't put it so eloquently.

"Do you think it’s going to take meeting someone who I admire more than I admire myself?" Mayer ponders.

"But isn’t it also about a beautiful vagina? Aren’t we talking about a matrix of a couple of different things here? Like, you need to have them be able to go toe-to-toe with you intellectually. But don’t they also have to have a vagina you could pitch a tent on and just camp out on for, like, a weekend? Doesn’t that have to be there, too? The Joshua Tree of vaginas? …I’ll be happy when I close out this life-partner thing. Think of how much mental capacity I’m using to meet the right person so I can stop giving a f–k about it."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Katy Perry and Timbaland Team Up for "If We Ever Meet Again"


We heard a snippet of the new Timbaland/Katy Perry track last month at Timbaland's album release party, but upon a full second listen, we love it!!

The track sounds like what you'd expect from Timbaland - hypnotic chorus, seductive beats, Autotune-heavy verse - plus the beauty and charm of Ms. Katy Perry!

Check out the new video, above.

Jay-Z, Muse Lead Coachella Lineup


Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke, Vampire Weekend, Coheed and Cambria, Passion Pit, De La Soul and She & Him are just a handful of names that will play the 11th annual Coachella Music Festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 18.

The Coachella 2010 lineup features more than 130 acts, and tickets go on sale Friday, January 22 at 10 a.m.

Check out the full line-up of artists here.

Tweet of the Night


"Sometimes I clench my butt to the rhythm of a song."

-Rivers Cuomo shares

I SPY NY: George Clooney, P. Diddy and More




I spy in NY...

George Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis attending the 2009 New York Film Critics Circle Awards last Monday night (top photo), P. Diddy on stage with Mos Def at his Highline Ballroom concert Sunday night (middle photo), Rev Run on the turntables with Mel Debarge at Amnesia Saturday night (bottom photo), Natasha Lyonne at Daryl Roth's caricature unveiling at Sardi's Wednesday, WWE's Matt Stryker hosting the Planet Hulk premiere at the Paley Center for Media Thursday, and Bobby Flay wandering around the Chelsea Market Friday afternoon.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Quote of the Day


"I just said to James Cameron, I'd like to be in his mind for 10 minutes. I'd like to be in yours for about three."

-Oprah tells Lady GaGa

Joey McIntyre Channels Jersey Shore, Talks New EP at New York Show


"I haven't seen MTV's Jersey Shore," New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre tells a sold-out crowd at New York's Highline Ballroom Saturday night. "But I know my Jersey Shore nickname: 'Juicebox'."

The crowd - chock-full of soccer of moms in homemade NKOTB shirts - then erupts into "Juicebox" chants before McIntyre can get in another word.

The youngest New Kid, 37, had a loyal following long before NKOTB reunited in late 2008. Two hours from now - at McIntyre's concert afterparty at Quo nightclub in Chelsea - his fans will form a line around the block (ha) just to catch a glimpse of the singer.

Did we mention it's 30 degrees out?

"You do what you can," McIntyre tells Poison Ivy, when I ask if he can ever satisfy his legions.

Once inside, security is forced to build a gate around McIntyre's VIP section at the club where we're sitting - and it starts to feel bizarrely like 1989 as fans scream for autographs and flash photos. But even the barricade won't stop one girl from breaking through.

"Will you talk to my sister?" she asks McIntyre, handing him a cell phone.

McIntyre takes the call, but he's not doing much talking. "Thank you," he laughs, while the other end is presumably telling their life story. 30 seconds passes. "That means a lot," McIntyre says, before security catches onto what's happening.

"I've always been an independent person," McIntyre says, when I ask why he opted for a solo record less than a year after NKOTB's reunion.

McIntyre's seven-track EP - Here We Go Again - is a more mature sound, according to the singer, and it's unarguably more modern than the tunes NKOTB put out last September.

McIntyre's first single, "Here We Go Again," (of which we've posted a performance video, above) accepts a generous donation from Autotune and etches a more electronic vibe - but never compromises the singer's vocal ability.

Fellow New Kid Jordan Knight - who performed a duet of "Dirty Dancing" with McIntyre at his afterparty and revealed his Jersey Shore nickname to Poison Ivy ("J Train," lolz) - echoed McIntyre's sentiments when I asked about his forthcoming record.

"It's still pop R&B," Knight reassures me. "It's not so different. But it's not New Kids' songs. It's not juvenile."

McIntyre seemed less nervous to play NK songs - his concert included "Twisted," a cover of Michael Jackson's "I'll Come Home To You," solo favorites "Stay the Same" and "I Love You Came Too Late," and a lyrically-amended "Cover Girl."

"Woke up this morning, I was 15 again," McIntyre sang. "We were Hangin' Tough. Don't you remember when?"

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tweet of the Night


"Twitter,twitter little stars,how I wonder who will wear NARS.Up above the world so high,I'll be watching with a stylish eye.Xoxo"

-Kim Vo Tweets pre-Golden Globes

New Default Alert


Katharine McPhee is looking damn near perfect in the February issue of Shape magazine, on newsstands Monday.

Says the bombshell:

"I'm more easygoing [about my body]. I stopped fighting myself and became more forgiving... Ironically, the weight came off naturally through exercise, but no dieting."

Whatever you're doing is working, girl!

Default that shiz!

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