Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Maine Rage at Orlando Show

The Maine rocked an incredible show at Orlando’s House of Blues Friday night!

"Thank you for keeping me out of college, I appreciate that," singer John O'Callaghan joked, of the 20-somethings transition from high school to stardom.

The Arizona heartthrobs kept the audience raging with tracks off 2010's Black and White: "Right Girl," "Fuel to the Fire," and "Inside of You," while opening for NeverShoutNever, and following Carter Husley and I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business.

Even pop/rocker Avery came by!

Next on the agenda for the rising rock stars? A trip to Australia to write their next album.

Can't wait to hear it!

By Courtney Atias

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"weezy is out so i think you all should join me in congratulating him on a new baby to be born 9 months from now. well 9 months minus 1 day"

-Chrissy Teigen Tweets

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thorcraft Cobra Talk New EP, Living in L.A., and Understanding Guns N' Roses

Poison Ivy met up with Thorcraft Cobra's Billy Zimmer and Tammy Glover at New York's Houndstooth Pub last month to chat with the Los Angeles rock duo about their new EP, the key to understanding Guns N' Roses, and how they make it work as best friends in a band.

"It's always great to be able to show up with a beautiful tall blonde girl but not having the pressure of trying to impress her," Zimmer says, of hanging out with Glover.

"We met in other bands and were on the same label," Glover explained.

"I always admired his band and thought they had a really cool sensibility, so it seemed logical to work together."

TC's EP - an energetic, Foo Fighters-esque affair - has an inherently Los Angeles vibe, with tracks about everything from reluctance to commitment ("True Love") to a song about "Maxim models, cocaine, sex toys and the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department" ("I'm Not Sorry").

"That's the mellowest song on the record," Zimmer says.

"I guess I'm not into writing so much in metaphor or about characters."

"When I first moved to Los Angeles... the Guns N' Roses records... started to make complete sense to me. I always thought the records were absolutely amazing, but when you get to Los Angeles, you know exactly what they were getting at."

"L.A. can inspire to people to do great things, and the potential is there," Glover adds, referencing the darker elements on the record, "but of course it's a city of almost 10 million people, and not all of them are living their dream."

"Does Los Angeles mirror my own personal character flaws?" Zimmer said, sounding more like a statement than a question.

"Maybe the city and I are a good fit for each other."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I SPY NY: Penn Badgley, Christina Ricci, and More

I spy in NY...

Penn Badgley being presented a birthday cake by ex-girlfriend Blake Lively on the set of Gossip Girl with Ed Westwick creepily watching Monday (top photo), Christina Ricci posing at the 2010 Library Lions Benefit at the New York Public Library Monday (middle photo), Jets QB Mark Sanchez and Giants running back Brandon Jacobs hanging with models Chanel Iman and Erin Heatherton at the Victoria's Secret Soho store for the launch of the Pink NFL collection Monday night (bottom photo), Ben Stiller filming a scene for his upcoming flick Tower Heist in the parking garage of the Trump Tower Tuesday, Kate Winslet hailing a cab with daughter Mia near Central Park Monday, and Charlie Rose emceeing the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center "Evening to Benefit Cancer Care in Israel" at the Grand Hyatt Monday.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Robyn Rocks Gossip Girl

Our favorite Swede - pop rocker Robyn - performed on Monday night's episode of Gossip Girl, soundtracking the birthday party of Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) with her heart-wrenching "Hang With Me."

Later in the show, Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" played as Serena (Blake Lively) made out with her professor and Chuck (Ed Westwick) hooked up with Blair on a piano.

Watch both scenes, above.

Amy Winehouse Covers 'It's My Party'

Finally... A new tune from Amy Winehouse!

And she sounds better than ever!

Winehouse teamed up with Mark Ronson to record a cover of Lesley Gore's 1963 classic, "It's My Party," which will appear on a forthcoming tribute album honoring Quincy Jones.

Check it out, above.

Ellen Scares Taylor Swift Again!

We're not sure why so much hilarity ensues when you innocently scare someone... Just a part of life we guess!

Check out Ellen scaring Taylor Swift on her show this week for the second time in a year, above.

Win an iPad (and So Much More)!

"Win an iPad" promotions have become synonymous with "Click here to view the most horrifying performance-enhancing drugs known to man," but this is a legitimate giveaway! We swear!

Redondo Beach hip-hoppers Audio-ology are hooking up their fans with tons of amazing gear: Apple iPads, iPod Nanos, thousands of dollars in gift cards, and their new EP: This is the Life.

To enter, be at least 18, live in the U.S. and fill in this entry form.

Good luck!

(Not because it's spam, but because it's a contest. We hope you win!)

HuffPo Honors 2010 'Game Changers'

The Huffington Post honored its 2010 "Game Changers" Thursday night at a Skylight Studio soiree in New York's Soho neighborhood.

From top: Sean Penn, Biz Stone, Bethenny Frankel, Matt Taibbi, Prabal Gurung, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Anderson Cooper, and Jann Wenner were just a handful of folks recognized.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Tweet of the Night

"Just landed in NY. Glad to be home but sure am gonna miss the Japantics and having trouble identifying my food!"

-Adrian Grenier Tweets

New Cold War Kids!

Long Beach rockers Cold War Kids have a new album Mine is Yours out Jan. 25, but they're hooking us up with a free download of their newest single, "Louder Than Ever," NOW.

Check out their cover art above, and the new track here.

I SPY NY Halloween: Heidi Klum, Janet Jackson, and More

I spy in NY...

Heidi Klum dressed as an alien transformer with husband Seal as the Silver Surfer during their annual Halloween bash at Lavo Sunday night (top photo), Janet Jackson working it at Lanvin's Madison Avenue store opening and Halloween bash Friday (middle photo), Kim Kardashian as a sexy Little Red Riding Hood at Heidi Klum's party Sunday (bottom photo), Liv Tyler and son Milo trick-or-treating in Greenwich Village Sunday, Rachel Zoe dressed as Cleopatra at the Lanvin event Friday, and Hugh Jackman channeling Abraham Lincoln while trick-or-treating with his family in the West Village Sunday.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"someone just told me they liked my Taylor Momsen costume...I love Halloween"

-Taylor Momsen Tweets

Photo of the Day

["A Bit of Romance at the Opera" at the New York City Opera Gala, October 28, 2010, by David Blotner of Guest of a Guest]

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