Saturday, July 3, 2010

Maroon 5 Resurge at NBC's Today Show

It's been almost two years since we've heard from pop rockers Maroon 5!

So naturally, we were stoked to hear that they'd be playing NBC's Today Show Friday.

"You guys ready for Justin Bieber?!" frontman Adam Levine teased.

Levine led the band - comprised of guitarist James Valentine, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden and drummer Matt Flynn - into an dance-tinged set that included 2002's "This Love," "Sunday Morning," and new jam "Misery."

"You never know how it's going to go," Levine told Matt Lauer, addressing the fear that new record Hands All Over won't be perceived as well their last two.

Hey, at least Levine's girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna sang along to all the words (third photo!)

Check out snapshots from M5's performance above, and snippets of their performances of "Misery" and "This Love," below.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"The University of Phoenix has the most beautiful on-line campus."

-Rainn Wilson Tweets

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tweet of the Night

"After Monday & Tuesday even the Calendar says W T F......"

-Kim Zolciak Tweets

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

'The Situation' Celebrates Birthday in NYC

It's not quite nine-thirty on a Tuesday, and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of MTV's Jersey Shore is signing a girl's boob with a Sharpie.

"The Situation" - or "Sitch" as his closest friends call him - was celebrating his 28th birthday at New York's Tenjune, and the guest list included his parents, brother Mark, sister Melissa, reality star Kelly Cutrone, and Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino.

Also on deck?

A cake in the shape of Sorrentino's torso (top photo), flat-screens boasting images of Sorrentino with everyone from John Mayer to co-star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, DJ Phresh on the turntables, and MTV President of Programming and Development Tony DiSanto - who put Jersey Shore on the air.

"VH1 passed on Jersey Shore," DiSanto tells me, as we watch the spray-tanned brunette have her chest signed.

"I didn't."

You know there's no chance we didn't shoot video...

Check out Sorrentino blowing out the candles on his ab-fab cake, and giving himself a short toast, below.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rachael Ray Serves Up Delicious Barbeque at Brooklyn Block Party

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

Poison Ivy trekked it to Brooklyn's Bell House last Saturday for Rachael Ray's Feedback Block Party - where we heard some awesome tunes and tasted some even more awesome food!

Topping the list was Milk Truck's aged Gruyere grilled cheese with cultured butter (second photo), along with Pizza Moto's basil mozzarella slice (fourth photo) and GS Gelato's mango and pistachio (sixth photo).

We munched on those while bands Freelance Wales and The Detroit Cobras raged in the background!

Serving Mexican out of a rad VW was Tacombi (third photo), and the best chili with cheese we've ever had came from Daisy May's BBQ (fifth photo).

See you next year!!

[Photos by Esquire Photo Coordinator Whitney Tressel]

Monday, June 28, 2010

I SPY NY: Alessandra Ambrosio, Zach Braff, and More

I spy in NY...

Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima at the Follow the Sun event at the Thompson Hotel Thursday (top photo), Zach Braff celebrating the opening of the Ferrari Park Avenue store Wednesday (middle photo), Demi Moore attending Avenue's one-year anniversary party Wednesday (bottom photo), The Shake rocking Bowery Electric Tuesday night, Kyle MacLachlan celebrating his Father's Day cover of Hamptons Magazine at a party at the Four Seasons last Monday, and Nina Garcia walking on the Upper East Side Friday morning.

Video: Orianthi Performs "Feels Like Home" in NYC

Some of you may recognize singer-songwriter Orianthi from Michael Jackson's concert flick This Is It, or from her infectious, radio-blasted single "According to You," but there's nothing like the magic of live performance!

Orianthi proved that she's got what it takes while opening for Adam Lambert during his concert at Nokia Theatre last week.

Check out the femme fatale's performance of "Feels Like Home" on Wednesday night, above.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. So I'm climbing kids! In high heels, but ima climbing!"

-Caridee English Tweets

A Pregnant Alicia Keys Draws Largest Ever Good Morning America Crowd

She may be in her first trimester, but Alicia Keys doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon!

The recently-engaged and expecting singer drew the largest ever Good Morning America concert crowd during her performance Friday, which included songs "Empire State of Mind," "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart," "Unthinkable," and an untelevised performance of "No One."

Of course we brought back video!

Check out snippets of "Broken Heart" and the exclusive "No One" below.


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