Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"It’s M. Night Shyamalan’s bday! People had a great time at his party– until the end when they went home disappointed & confused. #FallonMono"

-Jimmy Fallon Tweets

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tweet of the Night

"Don't you hate it when you say bye to someone then yall get on the elevator together and it's like, now what?? Awkwaaard"

-Kanye West Tweets

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Brian Wilson Celebrates Gershwin in NYC

Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson has been making music for more than 50 years. So it's pretty remarkable that his latest effort - a gorgeous, 14-track compilation where he "reimagines" George Gershwin's finest for Disney Pearl - is so cutting edge.

Poison Ivy had the opportunity to check out the record - and chat with Wilson - at an intimate listening party at New York's Core Club Tuesday night.

"In a sea of Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana records, I've found something that completely rocks my world," Disney's Vice President of Marketing Rob Souriall told the crowd of some 100 friends and fans.

Souriall has a point.

Marrying light-hearted California crooning with Gershwin's timeless New York classics, Wilson has created an elegant, pop-rocking affair that bookends with the cinematic "Rhapsody in Blue," builds hope with the re-constructed "The Like in I Love You," sambas in "'S Wonderful," and invents new levels of catchy in "They Can't Take That Away From Me."

Off in a corner, David Letterman's bassist Will Lee was grinning like a mad man.

Of course, the creation couldn't have sounded too bad - nothing ever does - when blasted from a Steinway Lyngdorf loudspeaker that retails at just under $200K.

Rolling Stone Executive Editor Jason Fine, a close friend of Wilson's who introduced Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin to the audience Tuesday night, may have put it best:

"[Wilson] is a man of few words, but his music says everything."

[Photo by Michael Simon/Simon Media] 

Tweet of the Day

"not quite front page worthy but anyways........... surreal"

-Lily Allen Tweets, confirming her pregnancy

I SPY NY: Jake Pavelka, Heart, and More

I spy in NY...

The Bachelor's Jake Pavelka shopping at French Connection in Soho Tuesday (top photo), K'NAAN performing at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater in Tribeca Monday (middle photo), Heart's Nancy and Ann Wilson tearing up Hammerstein Ballroom Tuesday night (bottom photo), The Arcade Fire rocking Madison Square Garden Wednesday, Ke$ha hanging out with Mike Posner at his album release party at Greenhouse Tuesday, Hot Chip performing at Central Park's Summerstage Wednesday, and Robyn and Kelis tearing it up at Webster Hall Wednesday.


[K'NAAN photo by Justin Jay/iheartradio.com]

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lady Gaga Earns 13 VMA Nominations

Lady Gaga has earned a record-breaking 13 nominations for this year's 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, trailed only semi-closely by Eminem, who received eight nods.

"God put me on Earth for three reasons: To make loud music, gay videos, and cause a damn raucous," Gaga said when she learned of the noms.

"I'm so honored for all the little monsters and self-professed freaks of the universe, to have more VMA nominations in a single year than any artist in MTV history," Gaga added.

"Ironically, I'm even more proud it's an unlucky number: 13."

Gaga is nominated for Video of the Year, Best Dance Music Video for "Bad Romance," Best Female Video and Best Pop Video, while Eminem is up for Video of the Year for "Not Afraid" and Best Hip-Hop Video for his cameo in Drake's "Forever."

B.o.B. also scored five nominations, while Usher and Ke$ha received three.

Tweet of the Night

"I wonder how much money it costs to get my name on an arena. I want to play the Horsehung Awesome Listener Center."

-John Mayer Tweets

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ke$ha 'Shocks the World" at Casio Event

"Welcome to my party," says Ke$ha. 

She's talking to the thousand-something folks who gathered at Casio's Shock the World 2010 event at The Manhattan Center Monday, for whom the singer is designing a pair of watches, due next summer.

"I am here to rock out with my co-- out, and I invite all of you to join me," she tells the crowd during her post-conference concert.

Ke$ha performed a slew of singles for the crowd, while flailing around the stage in glittery booty shorts, including "Blah Blah Blah," "Tik Tok," "Your Love is My Drug," and new single "Take It Off."

Watching in anticipation were Casio ambassador Lamar Odom (with wife Khloe Kardashian, third photo), ambassador Bryan Greenberg (fourth photo), Gabourey Sidibe (fifth photo), America's Next Top Model winner Jaslene Gonzalez (bottom photo), Wendy Williams, Kelly Bensimon, and DJ Cassidy on the tables.

Tweet of the Day

"Can't wait for my friend @rzrachelzoe's new season on Bravo! She looks SOOO CHIC in her MK black toga gown in her promo!! Love her!"

-Michael Kors Tweets

Monday, August 2, 2010

Steven Tyler to Judge American Idol?

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler may be joining the panel of judges on American Idol next season, according to an off-handed comment Tyler made at a Las Vegas concert afterparty at Studio 54 Saturday.

"[I'm] recording an album and probably going to be judge on American Idol," Tyler told reporters.

Speculation on the future panel of judges has been intense over the last week, with rumors that Jennifer Lopez would be joining, and Ellen DeGeneres and Kara Dioguardi exiting.

"Just heard Steven Tyler might be a new judge on Idol this year," season one winner Kelly Clarkson Tweeted early Monday morning. 

"I'm thinking of auditioning again just so I can see him every week :)"

I SPY NY: Chelsea Clinton, Black Eyed Peas, and More

I spy in NY...

Chelsea Clinton marrying Marc Mezvinsky at the Astor Courts Estate in Rhinebeck Saturday (top photo), Black Eyed Peas performing on Good Morning America Friday (middle photo), Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber and their children going for bike ride Sunday (bottom photo), Sonic Youth tearing up Brooklyn's Prospect Park Saturday, Spritualized bringing the strobe to Radio City Music Hall Friday, and Stephanie Pratt hanging out at Quiksilver's Limited x National Forest launch in Soho last Thursday.

Tweet of the Day

"In it for fun, not just money - you have got to have a passion for what you are doing. http://bit.ly/aKxxWr"

-Richard Branson Tweets

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"Connecticut is the next victim on our super metal death rock fuck tour. Just kidding it's us! Maroon5! Yay!"

-Adam Levine Tweets

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