Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tweet of the Night

"For Halloween I'm going to be...a little monster!!!! ☺ I love you all so much! Celebrate yourself!"

-Lady Gaga Tweets

Friday, October 29, 2010

Video: Estelle Performs 'One Love' at Elle's 25th Anniversary Party


We still can't stop thinking about the amazing Elle 25th anniversary party at the Museum of Modern Art Tuesday night!

Check out this video of Estelle performing her David Guetta-featured song "One Love," above.

SNAP Bar Opens in Meatpacking District

Poison Ivy trekked to the Meatpacking district Wednesday night for the soft opening of the Steve Lewis-designed, sports-themed SNAP bar and lounge (Sports Nightlife and Pastime).

The brains behind the bar - Matthew Isaacs, Justin McManus, Jordan Harris, Danny A. and Jed Stiller - left no stitch unsewn, dishing out plushy bar stools to mirror basketballs and hiring "ball girls" to serve drinks in vintage baseball uniforms.

DJ Phresh and NFL great Larry Johnson manned the turntables during the launch, while select media and friends were treated to free cocktails and pub-style hor d'oeuvres.

SNAP will officially open its doors to the public November 1.

[Photos by Oliver Correa/Hi Fi Cartel]

Happy Halloween from The Today Show!

We're dying!!

NBC's Today Show celebrated Halloween Friday morning with some amazing threads.

Meredith Viera dressed up as Lady Gaga, Natalie Morales channeled Justin Bieber, Al Roker was Superman, and MSNBC's Tamron Hill was President Obama!!

Tina Fey and Will Ferrell also dropped by to promote Megamind, in costume.

Inspirational!

Coldplay, Michael Buble Will Put You to Sleep

A survey by Travelodge has named the top ten artists that help people fall asleep, citing Coldplay, Michael Buble and Snow Patrol as the top three.

84% of people polled said listening to music helps them get a good night's sleep, and 15% have a better night's sleep if they listened to music right before bed.

Check out the full top 10 here.

Shirley Manson Confirms New Garbage Record

We can't hardly type this post we're so excited!!!

Shirley Manson confirmed that she is working on a new Garbage record during a seminar with new husband Billy Bush at University of the West of Scotland this week.

"It’s the first one in a long time," Manson told the students.

"We’ve recorded quite a lot but it’s difficult to quantify... I took about five years off. I’d like to do some touring next year. We’re just winging it right now."

Can't wait!!!!!

Avery Covers Katy Perry's 'Firework'


We are absolutely obsessed with this cover of Katy Perry's "Firework" by 15-year-old Phoenix songstress Avery!

Check it out!

Prince Announces East Coast Shows

A few weeks ago, we reported that Prince would be playing a concert series "on a purple day in December."

The Artist has now announced a handful of those dates and venues - all on the East coast - starting with a three-night run at New Jersey's IZOD Center December 14, 15 and 17, and two-night bout at Madison Square Garden December 19 and 29th.

New York R&B station WBLS is reporting that tickets will go on sale October 30.

Photo of the Day


[Snooki Pumpkin, October 2010, by Alexa of BlogHer]

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"'BEFRIEND RAP' to replace 'BATTLE RAP'-contestants will be given two 1-minute rounds to 'befriend' their opponent via improvisational rhyme."

-Aesop Rock Tweets

Taylor Swift Jams at JFK

Few things cooler than this!!

Taylor Swift resurged her bedazzled acoustic guitar Wednesday for a surprise concert at JetBlue's Terminal 5 at JFK airport!

Check out some pics, above.

I SPY NY: Alessandra Ambrosio, Bill Clinton, and More

I spy in NY...

Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros hanging out at Love Magazine's "The Gorgeous Issue"  party at the Longchamp Madison store Tuesday (top photo), Bill Clinton rallying for Democratic New York Governor hopeful Andrew Cuomo in Brooklyn Wednesday (middle photo), Bad Religion playing a three-night stand at Irving Plaza in honor of their 30 year anniversary Monday (bottom photo), Paul Simon being honored at the "Broadway Salutes" gala at the Edison Ballroom Monday, Rita Konig mingling with guests at the "Modern Penthouse" she designed at Avenue Magazine's Manhattan House unveiling Tuesday, and Ramona Singer celebrating the opening of Apella Event Space at Alexandria Center with her husband Mario Tuesday.

Kid Cudi Three Songs Into Rock Album


Kid Cudi hasn't even released his second album, the fantastic, Kanye West-cameod Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager (due Nov. 9), but the singer revealed that he is already three songs into his third album at a listening party at New York's Don Hill's Wednesday night.

"I'm already working on my third album," Cudi the audience of media and friends.

"I'm doing a rock album, me and my man Dot Da Genius... the producer behind Day 'n' Nite... Our band is called Wizard. We got three songs that we already started to record on the tour bus... I'm teaching myself guitar so I'm playing guitar on every song... I never thought I could play an instrument," Cudi went on.

He also spoke out about the genuine nature of the Rager album, citing that it's "darker" than he anticipated, and all the problems he discusses are real.

"I know my cocaine problem is like a year and a half long, but some people be dealing with that shit for decades," Cudi said.

"People that have problems with alcohol, people that do real shit, I kind of use myself as a muse... my little shit will help some people get through their big shit."

Check out his speech, above.

Rihanna Shoots 'What's My Name' Video

Rihanna didn't let a little rain rain on her parade!

The fiery-headed songstress ventured to New York's Tribeca neighborhood Wednesday - umbrella in tow - to shoot the music video for "What's My Name," a Drake-dueted track off her forthcoming Nov. 10 record Loud.

Check out some stills, above.

Justin Timberlake Cheated with Olivia Munn

Us Weekly is reporting that Justin Timberlake cheated on long-time girlfriend Jessica Biel last month with TV personality Olivia Munn during a three-night romp in NYC.

The mag says:
After exchanging numbers, JT "started chasing Munn immediately." Munn resisted his advances, telling him it was a no-go if he was still with Biel, 28. But Timberlake "has been telling people it’s over with Jessica, even though "the reality is he's just doing it behind her back."

Believing he had left Biel and that her relationship with Timberlake might develop into something serious, Munn took him to her hotel, the Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC, Sept. 27 and 28, where "they were openly affectionate."

The insider tells Us that the two "had amazing sex" that night.
While we're surprised saddened to hear the news, we hope Biel realizes she's got a snake in her yard!

Exterminate!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tweet of the Night

"Just finished with @ this day just keeps gettin' better. I got to meet Robert Downey Jr. and girls, he is smokin hot. "

-Paula Deen Tweets

Silicon Alley Lists NY's 'Coolest Tech People'

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

Business Insider and NYSE Euronext honored NY's "100 Coolest Tech People of 2010" Tuesday night during "The Silicon Alley 100" reception on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The individuals - celebrated for their impact in the NY digital community - included Foursquare Co-Founders Dennis Crowley (pictured with long-time girlfriend Chelsa Skees) and Naveen Selvadurai, Hunch Co-Founder Chris Dixon, Huffington Post Co-Founder Arianna Huffington, Gawker Media's Nick Denton, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg!

Check out the full list of honorees here.

Inside Elle's 25th Anniversary Celebration


Poison Ivy trekked it to the Museum of Modern Art Tuesday to check out Elle Magazine's 25th Anniversary celebration!

We too will be turning 25 next month, soo we're basically twinz.

On the white carpet we spotted Diane von Furstenberg, Kelly Cutrone, Vera Wang, Nicole Miller, Padma Lakshmi, Christian Siriano, Brad Walsh, performer Estelle, Matthew Settle, Fern Mallis, Katie Cassidy, Robbie Myers, Joe Zee, Erin Kaplan, DJ Jamie Biden, and many more!

In other words, total Z-list.

(Kidding.)

Check out our highlights of the night in the video above, including an intro by our favorite human the woman in black herself, Ms. Kelly Cutrone.

I SPY NY: Taylor Swift, Jackson Browne, and More

I spy in NY...

Taylor Swift rocking a bedazzled acoustic during her Today Show performance Tuesday (top photo), Steven Van Zandt, Jackson Browne and Nile Rodgers taking a bow at the We Are Family Foundation's 8th Annual Gala at Hammerstein Tuesday (middle photo), Ginuwine raging at the Apollo Theater's Amateur Night Top Dog Semi Finals last Wednesday (bottom photo), Questlove DJing the 2010 Whitney Gala and Studio Party with Jane Seymour and Claire Danes at The Whitney Museum of American Art Tuesday, and Royal Bangs performing at the Soho Ben Sherman store during CMJ Thursday.

[Jackson Browne photo by Shahar Azran]

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"Someone sent me a Nickelback cd and Pop Tarts. Good thing he's charming enough to get away with it!"

-Holly Madison Tweets

Tommy Hilfiger, Emily Fisher Landau, Ellsworth Kelly Honored at Legends Gala

We always have a great experience when Tommy Hilfiger is concerned, so when we got the invite to the Pratt Institute's 2010 Legends Gala Wednesday honoring Hilfiger, Ellsworth Kelly and Emily Fisher Landau, we were so excited!

The gorgeous benefit - held on the 50-somethingth floor of 7 World Trade Center - featured a performance by Grammy Award-winning singer Rosanne Cash, and helped raised $560,000 for student scholarships!

Congrats! 

[Photo by Patrick McMullan Company]

Stone Darling Try on Jewelry, Talk CMJ

 
Poison Ivy caught up with L.A. folk sweethearts Stone Darling Saturday on the heels of their CMJ performance at The Local 269 Wednesday night.

We chatted with Mikki, Paige and Liv as they tried some eclectic pieces at Megan Isaacs' jewelry reception at Peoria Emporium in Flatiron - and talked about their sleep-deprived week!

Check out our encounter, above.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Video: Kanye's Not-So-Secret Brooklyn Show


Kanye West jumped onstage around two a.m. Saturday night at New York's Brooklyn Bowl for an A-Trak-powered set that included jams "Devil in a New Dress," "Power," and "Runaway."

The performance came on the heels of Pitchfork's Offline Festival weekend, which also featured TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, Animal Collective's Avey Tare and Matthew Dear. The night culminated in a second cameo by GZA.

Check out West's audience singalong, above.

Matt White Rocks CBS' Early Show


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

Our pal, singer-songwriter Matt White, hit CBS' The Early Show Saturday for an unforgettable performance of his latest jam, "Falling in Love with My Best Friend."

Check out the cameo in his video by yours truly (at the 00:26 mark), above.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I SPY NY: Daft Punk, Emma Stone, and More

I spy in NY...

Daft Punk hopping onstage with Phoenix during their Madison Square Garden gig Wednesday (top photo), Emma Stone hilariously spoofing Lindsay Lohan on Saturday Night Live (middle photo), Stephanie Pratt hosting the Lipsy London launch at Bloomingdales Soho Wednesday (bottom photo), Rev Run DJing at Highline Ballroom Saturday, Kyle Patrick performing at Rockwood Music Hall Friday, Mario hanging out at Tenjune Wednesday, Sam Ronson spinning the one-year anniversary of Juliet Thursday, and Land's End previewing their Spring 2011 collection at Gary's Loft Wednesday.

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