Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tweet of the Night

"Just threw the first pitch out at the White Sox game. Didn't hit the dirt but almost killed a volunteer. Thanks White Sox!"

-Joel McHale Tweets

I SPY NY: Justin Timberlake, Rosario Dawson, and More

I spy in NY...

Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and Bon Jovi's David Bryan meeting the cast of Memphis at New York's Shubert Theater Tuesday night (top photo), Rosario Dawson and Jamison Ernest celebrating their birthdays with Poison Ivy Thursday night at Trump Soho's Kastel (middle photo), John Leguizamo being honored at PS122's Spring Gala by friends Rosie Perez, Claire Danes and Spike Lee Tuesday night (bottom photo), and Joan Jett rocking out at the Sia concert at Terminal 5 Thursday night.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Quote of the Day

"I love the vibe, the big mouth and the big visuals. She's the most exciting thing to happen since us... She realizes that her fans deserve the best you got because they pay your wages... She's a female version of us."
-Gene Simmons says of Lady Gaga

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Video: Lady Gaga's Full Performance on American Idol

Thank god for the internet!

Lady Gaga's 6:30 performance on American Idol was cut down to 5:00 because of time restraints Wednesday night, but click above to check out the pop star's performance in its entirety.

We love how the slow, somber "Bad Romance" builds up into a fierce, agressive "Alejandro"!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I SPY NY: Lady Gaga, Stanley Tucci and More

I spy in NY...

Lady Gaga partying at the Royalton Hotel Tuesday night with Lady Starlight and Justin Tranter (top photo), Stanley Tucci mingling with Krysten Ritter at Assouline's Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts party at Del Posto Thursday (middle photo), Elvis Costello getting ready to perform at The Continuum Center For Health's 2010 Organic Elegance Benefit at Espace Tuesday night (bottom photo), Drake jumping onstage for an impromptu performance of "Best I Ever Had" at Quo Saturday night, and The Gossip rocking Paper Magazine's "Beautiful People" party Thursday night.

Beyonce Channels 50's Housewife in "Why Don't You Love Me" Video

We can't even deal with the hotness that is Beyonce in her newest video for "Why Don't You Love Me."

In it, B cleans, sews, irons and bakes - in a skanky less-than-traditional outfit.

Check it, above!

HBO's The Lazarus Effect Premieres at MoMA

Poison Ivy was beyond honored to be invited to HBO and (RED)'s premiere of The Lazarus Effect at the Museum of Modern Art Tuesday night.

We caught up with HIV-awareness activist Bono (middle photo), and were ecstatic to see Ali Hewson, director Lance Bangs, producer Spike Jonze, supermodels Alek Wek (top photo), Christy Turlington and Iman, comedians Chris Rock and Zach Galifianakis (bottom photo), Adam Clayton, Ed Burns, Hayden Christensen, Gabourey Sidibe and Mike Myers all rally for the cause.

The Lazarus Effect is the heartbreaking and heartwarming story of the millions of HIV-positive people living in Zambia, Africa, and the intense recoveries many have made because of a 40 cent-a-day ARV that has become available to them. We were horrified to learn that more than 3,800 people die each day of AIDS in Africa - 3,800.

Please watch the film when it premieres on May 24, 9 p.m. on HBO, and visit the (RED) website to see how you can help today. 

[Bono/Poison Ivy photo by Ali Hewson]

Molly Sims Talks Money, Heidi Montag, and Working with Ex Aaron Eckhart at Website Launch

Molly Sims threw a breakfast party at the Bryant Park Hotel Wednesday to celebrate the launch of her new jewelry website

The model/actress-turned-jewelry designer chatted with the crowd about everything from money to her inspiration in creating the line to The Hills star Heidi Montag.

"It's really bad that we glamorize these women that are 70 lbs," Sims told the audience.

"Heidi Montag had eleven surgeries in one day. She has F boobs. She was a nice, normal girl from Colorado. I feel sorry for her, whatever happened along the way."

"I've been told my nose is crooked, my calves are too big," the model went on. "I've had enough rejection where I don't take it personable."

Sims also chatted about working with ex-boyfriend Aaron Eckhart on a sexy photoshoot that is featured on the Grayce site.

"Honey, you're always a little more comfortable when you've dated [the photographer]," she told an inquiring audience member.

"I'm 36, I suck at social media," Sims added, noting that she'll be blogging make-up and hair tips on the new site - along with inspirational quotes.

"It's good to have a good sum of money. I do. But I don't want to spent $700 on a necklace," she said, noting that Grayce offers pieces that average between $75 and $250.

Sims explained that the collection was inspired by her mom's love for jewelry - and growing up scouring vintage jewelry farms in rural Kentucky.

"My mother said, it doesn't matter how old you are or how much money you have. You should always be graceful and grateful."

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sharon Jones Storms The Apollo Theater

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

Poison Ivy trekked it to the Apollo Theater in Harlem Friday night to check out a remarkable performance by the legendary Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.

SJ belted out classics like "100 Days, 100 Nights," "Trying To Believe That You've Changed," "Tell Me," and "When I Come Home" - her first of two sold-out nights!

Check out our favorite snapshots from the night above, and a video of our favorite performance, "100 Days," below.

[Photos by Shahar Azran]

Motion City Soundtrack Rock Classics, Confess Stealing Lyric at Ft. Lauderdale Show

"It's about honesty tonight," Motion City Soundtrack singer Justin Pierre told the crowd at Ft. Lauderdale's Culture Room last Thursday.

"Every other night is about lies."

The frontman just confessed to the several hundred fans in the audience that he stole a line from the 1994 movie The Hudsucker Proxy for the song "@!#?@!," off of newest record My Dinosaur Life.

The line in question: "So don't think you know a thing about a thing you know nothing about."

Nobody in the audience seems to care about the steal, or even remotely recognize the 1994 Coen Brothers reference, but Pierre somehow seems validated.

He then leads the band - comprised of guitarist/backing vocalist Joshua Cain, bassist Matthew Taylor, drummer Tony Thaxton and keyboardist/Moog-er Jesse Johnson - into a dance-fueled performance of "Make-Out Kids," later belting out classics like "Attractive Today," "L.G. Fuad," "The Future Freaks Me Out," and "A Lifeless Ordinary."

Check out a video of that performance, below.

Tweet of the Day

"G00D M0RNING. Just listened to Yellow Submarine 20 times on the way to school. Kids really LOVE the Beatles."

-Travis Barker Tweets

Monday, May 3, 2010

Suzanne Felsen Showcases Vibrant 2010 Collection in New York

Poison Ivy was completely blown away by the jewelry we saw at Suzanne Felsen's Spring/Fall 2010 trunk show at the Gramercy Park Hotel Friday afternoon!

The Santa Monica-based designer (bottom photo) is best known for her minimalist technique and vibrant color pairings, and has had her jewelry adorned by everyone from Naomi Watts to Oprah Winfrey.

Our favorite pieces from Friday's collection were a fabulous eighteen karat yellow gold peridot/labradorite necklace (top photo, available at Bergdorf Goodman), eighteen karat white gold ring with white or black diamonds (middle photo), and sea urchin men's cuff link (available at Barney's).

Check out a full catalog of Felsen's collections here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"blessings to you on this beautiful weekend; moments that have never happened before. may you be aware of how powerful & unstoppable you are"

-Jason Mraz Tweets

I SPY NY: Jesse McCartney, Halle Berry and More

I spy in NY...

Jesse McCartney on the red carpet of the Beware the Gonzo afterparty at RdV Lounge last Thursday (top photo), Halle Berry attending the 4th Annual Linked Against Leukemia Gala at Cipriani Thursday night (middle photo), Victoria Beckham meeting with Diane Von Furstenberg at her studio Monday (bottom photo), Davidoff celebrating the release of newest cigar The Davidoff Puro d’Oro at the Davidoff Madison store Tuesday night, and Adrienne Bailon chatting with I'm in Love with a Church Girl co-star Ja Rule at the NFL Draft/Rafaello & Co. Jewelers Grand Opening Wednesday night.

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