Friday, April 1, 2011

I SPY NY: Robin Williams, Liv Tyler, and More

I spy in NY...

Robin Williams hanging out at the after-party for the opening night of Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo at Espace Thursday (top), Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon attending the screening of Super at the IFC Center Wednesday (middle), Duran Duran performing at the 2011 Paper Magazine "Beautiful People Party" at Good Units Wednesday (bottom), Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg paying visits to BET's 106 & Park Tuesday, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone chatting with Martha Stewart during a segment of At Martha's Table at SiriusXM Studios Tuesday, Seth Meyers hitting the off-Broadway opening night of Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend at the Barrow Street Theatre Thursday, and Mia Moretti spinning at the Mike Posner after-party at Riff Raffs Thursday night.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Katy/Kanye!

Hate it or love it, this is the hottest video out!!

Check out the new video for Katy Perry's "E.T." featuring Kanye West, above.

5 minutes with Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman is a pretty busy dude, but Poison Ivy snagged him for five minutes at the infamous rock festival's launch party at Brooklyn's House of Vans Friday, where we asked Lyman how he keeps a festival interesting after 17 years, what Big Chocolate's mom forced him to do before going on the tour, and his surprising reaction to the festival's leaked lineup last week ("Someone's paying attention?")

Check out our chat, above.

[Video by Whitney Young]

Win tickets to see Mike Posner!

Friends, now's the time to enter to win a pair of tickets to see Mike Posner with special guest Kelley James, tonight at Brooklyn Bowl!

Good luck!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Housing Works gives New Yorkers 'A Taste of Home'

It's a delicious night to be a New Yorker!

Poison Ivy attended Housing Works' "A Taste of Home" celebrity chef tasting at their charming Bookstore Cafe Tuesday night, eating our way through sampling mind-blowing guac from Dos Caminos (top photo), The Palm Tribeca/Luis Nieto's hickory-smoked rib-eye (second), and mushroom/ricotta pizzettes from Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli (third)!

We also caught up with Real Housewife of New York and HW supporter Alex McCord (fourth photo), who shared some insight about the forthcoming fourth season of Housewives:

"When the show started, we didn't know each other that well," McCord admitted.

"But by this season, we know each other really well... We know where each others buttons are and how to to push them," she said. 

The Real Housewives of New York City will premiere April 7 on Bravo. 

[Photos by Jesse Chan-Norris/Housing Works]

Tweet of the Night

"Had that dream again last night where the GEICO lizard makes me hold his legs down while he does sit-ups."

-Conan O'Brien Tweets

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Yoko Ono, Sonic Youth raise $33k for Japan

Yoko Ono, Sonic Youth, Marc Ribot, Mike Patton, Uri Caine, Aleph Trio and Cibo Matto hit Columbia University's Miller Theater in New York Sunday night for night one of five Concerts for Japan to benefit disaster relief.

Ono's set - featured her Plastic Ono Band - helped raise more than $33,000 in ticket sales.

Visit to learn more.

Shorty Awards honor Conan O'Brien, Neil Patrick Harris

The Shorty Awards, also known as the "Oscars of Twitter," invaded the Times Center Monday night to award social media's biggest influencers and users.

Hosted by the hilarious Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show ("I'm only [hosting] this to get more Twitter followers," he chimed periodically throughout the night), the ceremony featured many notable guests, including comedian Jim Gaffigan, presenter Kiefer Sutherland, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley and musician Amanda Palmer, who performed a song composed entirely of celebrity Tweets to the tune of Rebecca Black's "Friday."

"I specifically ordered persian rugs with cherub imagery!!!" she sang, with a photo of Kanye West projected behind her.

"What do I have to do to get a simple persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh."

Among the honored were Conan O'Brien with a Lifetime Achievement Award (his video acceptance speech included reading excerpts from The Power Broker, above), Attack of the Show and Sesame Street for Best Television (presented by Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller), Newark Mayor Cory Booker for Government, West Wing Report for Best Journalist, and Neil Patrick Harris for Best Actor using Social Media.

"Wow! I won. I don't know where to begin," NPH said in a video message.

"Do I thank a long list of names? No. I will speak from the heart I want to say I am deeply app--." the actor said, cutting himself off to stay within the 140-character limit.

Congrats all!

Monday, March 28, 2011

See The Hold Steady at Terminal 5!

It's a great day to be a Poison Ivy reader!

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to see The Hold Steady with special guests Murder by Death, April 8 at Terminal 5!

To enter, fill in this form and follow P.I. on Twitter.

See you there!!

Win tickets to the sold-out 2011 AP Tour!

We promised you a heavy rock sweepstakes, and we always deliver our promises!

Click here to enter to win tickets to The 2011 AP Tour featuring Black Veil Brides, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, I See Stars, Conditions and VersaEmerge at Gramercy Theater April 15.

We'll even throw in an autographed Black Veil Brides poster!

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter to be eligible.


See John Oates in New York!

Poison Ivy is a huge Hall and Oates fan, so when we found out John Oates Band was playing a show at B.B. King next month, you know we locked down tickets for our esteemed readers!!

Enter to win by following us on Twitter and filling in this form.

Good luck!

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