Saturday, February 13, 2010

Semi Precious Weapons Debut Racy "Can't Pay My Rent..." Video

Semi Precious Weapons have debuted the music video for the fantastic "Can't Pay My Rent But I'm Fucking Gorgeous" via MySpace, and it's even more amazing than we could have envisioned!

We say that because, as you may recall, Poison Ivy attended the video shoot at Webster Hall last month.

"We wanted to make a New York City fucking party video," singer Justin Tranter announced that night.

Mission accomplished!

Guns N' Roses Rock Secret NYC Show

Guns N' Roses played a secret, 90-minute, middle-of-the-night show Thursday at the John Varvatos store (formerly CBGB) in the Bowery.

A lucky handful of folks - including Kevin Bacon, Kelly Cutrone and fans that camped outside for more than six hours - watched Axl and the boys play seventeen songs, including "Rocket Queen," "Welcome to the Jungle," "Paradise City," "Sorry" and an encore of "Sweet Child of Mine," "This I Love" and "Night Train."

Alberta Cross served as the esteemed opening act, and GN'R closed the night around 2:45.

Only in New York, kids!

Quote of the Day

"Paying my bills inspires me."

-Kelly Cutrone tells Out

Selena Gomez: "I Changed For a Boy"

"This is our first show in New York City," says a rambunctious Selena Gomez. The 17-year-old is talking to the hundreds of people - mostly children, and their parents - who showed up to watch Selena Gomez and The Scene perform at Gramercy Theatre Thursday night, and she has a couple of stories for the doting crowd.

"I wrote this song because I feel like a lot of people change themselves for - well, let's be honest - a boy," Gomez says, introducing the one track she penned off of 2009's Kiss and Tell, "I Won't Apologize."

"That's what I did," Gomez went on. "I'll never make that mistake again though. I'm sorry I'm not what you wanted me to be, but I'm not going to apologize for who I am."

The speech resonated with some of Gomez's older fans - with one teen sure who who Gomez was referring to. "Nick!" she shouted, referring to Gomez's former flame Nick Jonas. Other fans in the audience were less interested, like a group of ten-year old boys who were thinking long-term: "My-future-wife!" they chanted in unison.

Gomez performed for the crowd for nearly an hour, playing songs like "Falling Down," Katy Perry's "Hot and Cold," and a cover of Backstreet Boys "I Want it That Way."

"Maybe the parents will know this one," Gomez suggested, making us feel like dinosaurs.

Check out the performance of the BSB jam below, and watch Gomez's heated speech, above.

Video: Christian Siriano Exercises Glamour, Restraint at New York Fashion Week

Poison Ivy started the weekend with a bang, heading to Bryant Park Friday afternoon to check out a beautiful but restrained collection by Christian Siriano.

The Project Runway season four winner is best known for his faux-hawk and highly experimental designs, but Fall 2010's looks were slightly more subdued (check out the overall vibe in our top photo, and keep in mind that Siriano was also pairing his collection with his new shoe line for Payless, second photo.) Project Runway Season six alum Gordana Gehlhausen (in the audience with Season seven alum Jesus Estrada, bottom photo) put it best: "He's appealing to the mass," she told Poison Ivy in her trademark Yugoslavian accent.

Fierce as ever, though, were Siriano's Crocodile-embossed zip front jacket and Organza draped-bodice finale dress in Fuschia (third photo).

Siriano's boyfriend Brad Walsh (fifth photo) sported a glossy maroone 'do for the show, while other supporters Mena Suvari (fourth photo), Kristin Johnson, Leigh Lezark, Amber Rose and America's Next Top Model cycle seven winner Caridee English (sixth photo) were on their feet cheering for their friend's designs.

"I totally did Paris," English said, making fun of her pose in our photo.

Check out Siriano's full collection in Poison Ivy's exclusive runway video, below.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I SPY NY: Jessica Szohr, Alek Wek and More

I spy in NY...

Jessica Szohr hosting the opening of Disney's Pucca clothing line at Soho's Curve Boutique Tuesday (top photo), supermodel Alek Wek posing with diptyque's (RED) candle benefitting AIDs treatment and awareness in Africa Tuesday night at the Upper East Side diptyque store (middle photo), Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise braving the snow for lunch at the Bowery Hotel Wednesday (bottom photo), Russell Simmons arriving at a taping of The Martha Stewart Show Tuesday, and Kate Bosworth and Mary Kate Olsen celebrating Interview Magazine's 40 year anniversary at Hudson Hotel's Good Units Tuesday night.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Video: Idol Contestant Andrew Garcia Covers "Straight Up"

In case you missed it, here's a video of what's being dubbed American Idol's greatest Hollywood Week performance: a cover of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" by contestant Andrew Garcia on Tuesday night.

"That was genius," remarked Kara Dioguardi. "Paula would be screaming and yelling and clapping." (Though that doesn't say much.)

Check out the brillz, above.

Every Star Ever Shows Up to Valentine's Day Premiere

Every star ever has a part in the forthcoming Valentine's Day flick, so why wouldn't they all have a part in the Valentine's Day premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Monday?

Julia Roberts showed up to support niece Emma Roberts, while a sunkissed Bradley CooperPoison Ivy-esque Jessica Alba, gorgeous-as-always Patrick Dempsey (with wife Jillian Dempsey), leggy Anne Hathaway, glowing Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, and almost-legal Taylor Lautner also hit the carpet!

Less enthusing was an overdressed (but pretty) Jessica Biel.

Hope the flick is decent with all this star power!

Drake to Embark on Green College Tour

Poison Ivy is a huge fan of Drake's.

And we became an even bigger fan when we found out that the crooner's first solo tour will be completely eco-friendly!

The college tour, which kicks off April 6 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, will feature biodegradable materials on Drake's tour bus and backstage, while ensuring all dressing room accommodations and meals are also environmentally friendly.

Check out a full list of tour dates here, and we'll see you at Bamboozle May 1!

Tweet of the Night

"Teeth... So weird. So useful."

-Saves the Day frontman Chris Conley Tweets

Rihanna Channels M.I.A. in "Rude Boy" Video

Rihanna is channeling M.I.A. pretty hard in her new video for "Rude Boy."

The song even sounds like an M.I.A. tune!

Check it out, above, and let us know what you think.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lady Gaga Honors Elton John at amfAR Gala

Lady Gaga honored Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish for their outstanding contributions to AIDS research organization amfAR Wednesday night by accepting the Award of Courage on their behalf at the amfAR benefit at Cipriani 42.

Gaga performed an all-white rendition of "Speechless" for the crowd, then hopping up on the piano with a pearl-encrusted face to sip a cup of tea.

Michael Kors, Chloe Sevigny, Heidi Klum and Kenneth Cole were just a handful of names in the room, along with Cyndi Lauper, who made a speech about the MAC AIDS Fund Viva Glam Campaign.

Vanessa Redgrave also showed their support by honoring her late daughter Natasha Richardson's contributions to amfAR, citing "My darling Natasha, I am so proud of your courage, your commitment, your spirit."

Rufus Wainwright hit the stage for a performance of Judy Garland's "The Man that Got Away," and Meryl Streep closed the night with an Irish song "for Tasha and all the people who aren't here tonight."

"It really takes guts to get up and sing after Lady Gaga and Rufus," Streep said. "The sacred and the profane."

I SPY NY: Chloe Sevigny, Whoopi Goldberg and More

I spy in NY...

HBO stars Chloe Sevigny and Adrian Grenier at the How to Make it in America premiere afterparty at the Bowery Hotel Tuesday night (top photo), Whoopi Goldberg making a speech at Donna Karan and Mary J. Blige's Hope, Help & Relief's "A Night of Humanity" Haiti event at Urban Zen Monday (middle photo), Victoria's Secret models Candice Swanepoel and Erin Heatherton hanging with fans at the Victoria's Secret in SoHo Tuesday (bottom photo), and Sarah Jessica Parker filming scenes from her forthcoming Bravo art reality show at the Philips de Pury Auction House Tuesday afternoon.

Minnie Mortimer Debuts Stunning Fall 2010 Collection

If Minnie Mortimer's Fall 2010 debut at Mina Gallery Tuesday night was any indication of the forthcoming Fashion Week, we're in for a treat!

Olivia Palermo (middle photo) came out to support Mortimer's launch, which included sharp, reasonably-priced numbers like the Conway Red Skirt for $65 (fourth photo) and Suzanne top for $40 (bottom photo).

But it was Mortimer's dipped-back black dress and pale longsleeve tee paired with boy shorts and knee-highs stole the show (top photo)!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"I wonder if there's a girl with toe rings who DOESN'T like Bob Marley..."

-Rainn Wilson Tweets

Monday, February 8, 2010

I SPY NY: Lauren Conrad, Channing Tatum and More

I spy in NY...

Lauren Conrad arriving to film Good Morning America Wednesday (top photo), Channing Tatum chatting with his Dear John co-star Amanda Seyfried at Apple SoHo's Meet the Actors Q&A Thursday (middle photo), Miss America Caressa Cameron greeting fans at the Union Square DSW Shoe Warehouse Tuesday (bottom photo), Motion City Soundtrack playing Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night, and Miss J Alexander signing copies of new book Follow the Model at Harlem's Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe Tuesday.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tweet of the Night

"I hope the saints win today- but i gotta admit i only watch the superbowl for the commercials."

-Samantha Ronson Tweets

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