Saturday, December 4, 2010

See Jim Gaffigan in New York City!

Poison Ivy is giving away a pair of tickets to see the very funny Jim Gaffigan at Best Buy Theater in New York December 17!

By now you know the drill...

Fill in this form and follow us on Twitter to be eligible.

Good luck!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bill Clinton Wants to Be a Grandfather in 2011

42nd president of the U.S. Bill Clinton revealed his wish for 2011 during The Economist's "World in 2011" dinner Thursday: to become a grandfather!

"My personal wish for 2011 is that my daughter's first year of married life will be happy," he told NY Bureau Chief of The Economist Matthew Bish during the gala at Skylight Studios in New York.

"And that I will either begin the process of becoming a grandparent, or by this time next year have some vague idea about whether it will occur before I'm 90."


"I'll get in trouble for telling you the truth on this," Clinton then added, referencing daughter Chelsea.

"I'm going to get killed for this."

Clinton also spoke openly about hot topics during his half-hour speech and Q&A at the gala, explaining why he believes Russia and Qatar were selected for the FIFA World Cup ("As [soccer] becomes the universal world sport, it actually gives a slight edge to places where FIFA is trying to penetrate and hope to expand the passion for soccer... They wanted to say, here's a good non-terrorist, non-bigoted way of embracing the modernization attempt of the Middle East,") also noting that "if the economy recovers, which I expect it to, I expect Obama to be re-elected."

Check out his ode to Chelsea, above.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"So Pink Friday under the 'HipHop/Rap' genre has the highest selling first week from a female in HISTORY. "

-Nicki Minaj Tweets

Lance Bass: "I Bullied to Hide I Was Gay"

Poison Ivy was beyond honored to attend The Hollywood Agency's Night of Fashion for a Cause benefiting STOMP Out Bullying Tuesday night at the Ainsworth, where we watched the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show with sounds by DJ Jus-Ske and DJ Price.

We caught up with our pal Lance Bass, who spoke out about bullying others during his high school days.

"I was bullied and I was a bully," Bass told P.I.

"I was bullied for being 5'5 my whole life... And when bullies made gay jokes, I laughed along. I wanted to hide that I was gay."

Bass also chatted with us about super boy band NKOTBSB ("I think it's awesome... I think we're going to see a lot of boy bands reuniting these days") and what he's been working on ("I'm writing in the studio with a few artists that will be out next year").

Also in the house were Selita Banks (there earlier with boytoy Kanye West), performer of the night Tamar Kaprelian, and Tinsley Mortimer, who is hard at work on a new book (out in February via Simon & Schuster).

Quentin Tarantino Gets Roasted in New York

Quentin Tarantino hit the New York Hilton and Towers Wednesday night for a Friars Club roast, and got by with a little help from his celebrity friends!

Check out photos of the attendees above, including Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Howard and Beth Stern, Sarah Silverman, Kathy Griffin, Rosario Dawson, Eli Roth and Kristin Chenoweth.

Eminem, Bruno Mars Lead Grammy Nominations List

Eminem earned a whopping ten Grammy Award nominations for his album Recovery and duet with Rihanna "Love The Way You Lie" after "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" aired on CBS Wednesday night.

Bruno Mars was just behind Em, scoring seven nominations, while Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Lady Antebellum each received six nods.
The 53rd Annual Grammys will air on CBS on Feb. 13, 2011.

Check out a full list of nominees here.

My Chemical Romance Bring Backup Singers, Headbanging to NYC Gig

My Chemical Romance stormed New York's P.C. Richard and Son Theater Tuesday night for a private, hour-long iheartradio show that included classics ("Teenagers," "I'm Not Okay") along with new tracks off of their latest album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys ("Sing," "Planetary (GO!)," "Na Na Na").

"Oh fuck it's good to be home," frontman Gerard Way screamed at the 250-person audience. (The band is from NJ.)

"It means a lot that you stuck around for us and waited to see us," Way added, of the reams of teenagers who waited in 50-degree rain for the band's set.

Check out our favorite performances of the night above, including a trio of backup singers joining MCR for "Sing," and a serious headbanging session during "I'm Not Okay."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Cover "Old MacDonald"

This is hilarious!!

Ladysmith Black Mambazo did a cover of "Old MacDonald" in their native Zulu language for their forthcoming record Songs From A Zulu Farm (out Feb. 1), and it's gorgeous!

We better be hearing a house remix of this at the club stat!

Check out the choral group's version of the traditional folk tune, above.

Olivia Harrison Honored at UNICEF Ball

Olivia Harrison, widow of Beatles' great George Harrison, was honored with the Spirit of Compassion Award at the Seventh Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball Tuesday night at New York's Cipriani 42nd Street.

Hosted by Paula Zahn, the event had no shortage of celeb guests, including Tea Leoni, Lauren Bush, Barbara Bush, Steve Van Zandt, and Sandra Lee.

Even the fantastic Fistful of Mercy (Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur) took the stage for a special performance.

Check out photos from the night, above.

Tweet of the Day

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. And good luck trying to make it smoke. So, basically: You can't make horses party"

-Demetri Martin Tweets

Kanye West Dating Selita Ebanks?

Runaway co-stars Kanye West and Selita Ebanks looked super cozy at the New Yorkers for Children Wrap to Rap benefit at The Ainsworth in New York City Wednesday!

"Kanye was here wrapping presents with his girlfriend Selita Ebanks," Tinsley Mortimer told P.I., putting all the "just friends" rumors to rest.

"You could tell they were being careful about not showing PDA in front of all the media," another attendee revealed.

"Their chemistry was undeniable. Yeezy was mesmerized by everything Selita said."

"Selita is a good girl," our source added. "This will be a nice change from Kanye's last relationship."


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway Hit Independent Film Awards

Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Hilary Swank and Mila Kunis were just a handful of the stars who attended the IFP's 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Monday night.

Check out our favorite red carpet moments, above.

I SPY NY: Jennifer Grey, Damien Woody, and More

I spy in NY...

Dancing with the Stars champ Jennifer Grey attending the launch of Disney's "Epic Mickey" video game at The Disney Store Tuesday (top photo), New York Jets offensive lineman Damien Woody and wife Nicole Woody walking the runway during the Tear Up the Pierre event at The Pierre Hotel Monday night (middle photo), The Doobie Brothers rocking a private concert at the P.C. Richard and Son Theater last Monday (bottom photo), Tim and Eric performing at Best Buy Theater Saturday night, Jane Seymour signing copies of her new book Among Angels at Borders Time Warner Center Monday, Fabolous doing a Thanksgiving eve performance at The Lott Wednesday night, Susan Boyle singing on the Today Show in Rockefeller Plaza last Tuesday, and Gladys Knight checking out her Gladys Knight & the Pips plaque at the Apollo Theater's new Walk of Fame Wednesday.

[Doobie Brothers photo by Chris Owyoung/] 

Monday, November 29, 2010

A-Trak, Tiga, Miike Snow Make Turkey Soup

Poison Ivy worked off our excess Thanksgiving calories by hitting A-Trak, Tiga, Miike Snow, Flying Lotus, Yelawolf and Destructo's set at Hard Fest Turkey Soup at New York's Terminal 5 Saturday night.

Check out videos of our fave moments of the night (right balcony A-Trak, on-stage Miike Snow, left balcony Flying Lotus), above.

Kudos to Hi Fi Cartel for the all-access!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"Tweet others how you want to be tweeted"

-Rev Run Tweets

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