Thursday, May 12, 2011

Quote of the Day

"It just goes to show that once you keep at whatever it is you’re doing, people may not like you, people may not love you, but they will have to respect you at the end of the day. And that respect is all that matters."

-Nicki Minaj says

Meet The Click Five in New York!

Poison Ivy is thrilled to announce our next sweepstakes: a meet and greet and pair of tickets to The Click Five's May 19 show at Rebel!!

Can you handle it?!?

One lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to the show, then head backstage afterward to hang out with, wipe sweat off of, and take pictures with the boys!

Supremely jealous!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kanye West, Jay-Z light up MoMA

Kanye West hit the Museum of Modern Art's annual Garden Party Tuesday night, helping raise $4 million during an exhilarating hour-long set that included a surprise performance by Jay-Z!

The boys performed "H·A·M" and "Empire State of Mind" together, while West's set-list included tracks like "Power," "Gold Digger," "Monster," and a cover of Stevie Wonder's "They Won't Go When I Go."

But no West show would be complete without an auto-tune-fueled rant... This you know.
"Thank you for coming out," West began during an extended version of "Runaway." "Thank you for loving me when they told you not to love me. Every bone in my body, I give it all to you … I’m sorry for y'all up there who ever had to argue for me. I’m sorry I put you through that — I just can't sit down and listen to this bullshit over and over. They say I’m racist, but how can I be racist, I fuck with so many difference faces. They say I’m such a bad person until they meet me in person. They try to make me run away, but tonight, New York City, they can hear us five blocks away. Do you know what it feels like to be hated, when the nicest thing someone can say is that I don't believe what people say about you? One day the real will rise to the top; one day, one day all will be perfect. I’m sorry for when I fucked up; I’m sorry for my ego. Nobody is perfect. You gotta realize I lost my mind. You make me feel so good. And I know she's looking down right now.

Jared Leto talks Hurricane with Neil Strauss

"It's nice to know there are this many perverts alive and well," Jared Leto told some 300 fans who gathered at the Museum of Sex Tuesday night in New York.

The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman was joined by his bandmates and The Game author Neil Strauss to host a Q&A about "Hurricane" - the band's 13-minute, New York-shot music video that was banned on many networks for featuring uncensored clips of bondage, S&M, nudity and bible burning.

"It's really nothing you wouldn't seen on an episode of the Jersey Shore," Leto told the crowd of shrieking twenty-somethings. 

"It was important for us to address sexuality, because sexuality, whether you accept it or deny it, is an important part of all of us," Leto added.

Strauss, moderating the Q&A, invited fans with questions to first admit their own sexual fantasy.

"My [fantasy] is to push people to transcend their own boundaries," Strauss said.

After a thunderous applause that left people in chatters, Leto spoke up to quiet down the crowd.

"Some people want to hear. If you don't, go to the back and stick a dildo up your ass."

"I just think if parents looked at their kids' video games, there'd be more destruction and violence than this little film could ever even imagine. If they're so concerned with protecting people they should look in their own backyard," Leto said.

When asked what Leto thinks of people who find his film offensive, the actor offered this:

"If you love it, great. If you don't, ok. Fuck off."

Check out the uncensored version of 'Hurricane" here

[Photo by Bryan Reesman]

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Gaga, Robin Hood raise $47 million

Lady Gaga helped The Robin Hood Foundation raise $47.4 million at its annual New York gala Monday night at the Javits Center in New York!

The sum will work to fight poverty in the city, as well as provide aid to Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans and National Reservists.

The night was hosted by NBC's Brian Williams, while Gaga performed tracks like "Born This Way," "Speechless," "Bad Romance," and a cover of Nat King Cole's "Orange Colored Sky." In the crowd were folks like Sarah Jessica Parker, Martha Stewart and Ron Howard, who also enjoyed performances by Tony Bennett and Kid Rock.

Best in food honored at James Beard Awards

Thousands of foodies gathered at Avery Fisher Hall Monday to attend the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, who named ABC Kitchen as Best New Restaurant, Eleven Madison Park with Outstanding Restaurant, Per Se with Outstanding Service, and Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune as Best Chef.

"All you have to do is open a can of sardines and a box of Triscuits, call it a signature dish, and you get Best Chef New York City," Hamilton joked.

Tons of A-listers gathered to watch the ceremony, including (from top) Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, Gail Simmons, Duff Goldman, Bethenny Frankel and Andy Cohen.

Congrats to all!

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