Saturday, May 29, 2010

I SPY NY: Sex and the City, Glee and More

I spy in NY...

Sarah Jessica Parker rocking Valentino at the Sex and the City 2 premiere at Radio City Music Hall Monday night (top photo), Glee's Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz and Cory Monteith hosting a Q&A breakfast at P.C. Richard & Son Theater Friday (middle photo), Brett Ratner speaking at the premiere of his fantastic documentary I Knew It Was You at HBO Theater Tuesday (bottom photo), and Federico Castelluccio and Noel Ashman attending the premiere party for new film Forget Me Not at Covet Wednesday. 

[Glee photo by Justin Jay from iheartradio.com]

Coheed and Cambria Rock Central Park for Biggest Headliner Ever


It's a great night to be a Coheed fan in New York!!

Coheed and Cambria played their biggest headlining show in New York's Central Park Wednesday - rocking nearly two hours of jams like "Here We Are Juggernaut," "The Broken," "Welcome Home," "21:13," "World of Lines," and "Far."

There were more than 5,500 people in attendance!

"During that song, all I could think about was, is LeBron James going to come to the Knicks?" frontman Claudio Sanchez joked during a serious performance of "Pearl of the Stars."

Check out Poison Ivy's favorite moments of the night - Coheed performing "Far" above, and "World of Lines" and "Three Evils," below.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Tweet of the Night

"To change is difficult. Not to change is fatal. Not everything that is faced can be changed But nothing can be changed until it is faced"

-Shaquille O'Neal Tweets

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lee DeWyze Wins American Idol

Rock crooner Lee DeWyze of Mount Prospect, Ill. was crowned the winner of American Idol's season nine Wednesday, beating out the singer who many thought would be a shoe-in, Crystal Bowersox.

We gotta say, we truly loved Lee's voice, charm and MODESTY throughout the entire season. And DeWyze's humility didn't go anywhere during the results show.

Check out the emotional results announcement, along with DeWyze's performance of first single "Beautiful Day," below.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Imogen Heap Creates Playground at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom


Imogen Heap may be best known as the former Frou Frou frontwoman, whose wildly successful "Let Go" soundtracked 2004's Garden State - but beyond the mainstream crossover lies an immensely talented, Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist/singer.

Tuesday night, Heap created one of the most eclectic, astounding stage-shows this writer has seen for her more than 3,000 fans at Hammerstein Ballroom.

Decked out in glittered ballet flats, a bandanna, and a sparkly keytar at times - Heap resembled a child as she wandered the stage - which featured a giant illuminated tree, skeletal piano, and modest backing band with two violinists. There were moments where you felt like you were watching an elementary school play.

"I haven't played this one in New York ever," the 32-year-old said during one of many banters with the audience. She then into powered into a piano-fueled version of "Come Here Boy," off of her first solo record, 1998's iMegaphone.

Heap played songs spanning from both her solo and Frou Frou career - including "Goodnight and Go," "Tidal," "Speeding Cars," "Hide and Seek," and an impromptu track she made up for the New York audience: "Sometimes Things Just Don't Add Up," of which iTunes proceeds benefit the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Check out three of our favorite moments of the night: Heap's rendition of "Let Go," above, and "Come Here Boy" and New York anthem "Sometimes Things Just Don't Add Up," below.

Tweet of the Day

"Five guys burger- the in-n-out of NYC"

-Lance Bass rightfully Tweets

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cirque Du Soleil's Banana Shpeel Premieres at the Beacon

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

Or, New Jersey-ite!

Housewives from both the Real Housewives of New York City and the Real Housewives of New Jersey inundated the Upper West Side Wednesday for the premiere of Cirque Du Soleil's latest show - Banana Shpeel!

New York Housewives LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan (fourth photo) and Kelly Bensimon (second photo) hit the red carpet, along with New Jersey Housewife Danielle Staub (fifth photo), James Gandolfini, Mark Indelicato and Gossip Girl stars Matthew Settle and Connor Paolo.

Poison Ivy also caught up with Corbin Bleu (third photo) at the dream-like after-party at Roseland Ballroom!

When we say dreamlike, we mean it: the after-party offered everything from male models handing out hot mac and cheese in a jail cell (bottom photo, true story) to fishing rods where attendees could "fish for sushi," to a banana split bar (sixth photo)!

Check out Banana Shpeel at the Beacon Theatre May 26 - August 29.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tweet of the Night

"I'll show up in daisy dukes & a bikini on top 4 tomorrows interview w/@ryanseacrest IF HE DOES. You want 2 see this mess happen? RETWEET!"

-Katy Perry Tweets

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Script Paint The Today Show Green

The Script may not be the most recognizable band name on The Today Show's summer roster (that spot would be reserved for Sting), but the Irish-born rockers managed to bring some of the most distinct fans to Rockefeller Plaza Friday morning - a beret of green-shirted teens in tears.

"It looks like St. Patrick's Day out here," singer Danny O'Donoghue commented, before rocketing into the band's platinum-selling hit "Breakeven."

O'Donoghue & Co. treated the crowd to two other fantastic songs: a track called "The Man Who Can't Be Moved," and an admirable cover of David Bowie's "Heroes."

"To be so far from home and have you sing along with our songs truly makes the hair on the back of our necks stand up," O'Donoghue admitted, before rushing into the crowd and planting a kiss on a hysterical unsuspecting fan (second photo).

Check out our favorite pictures from the morning, above, and an exclusive soundcheck of The Script's platinum jam "Breakeven," below.

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