Friday, May 27, 2011

Video: Gaga soundcheck at Good Morning America


Poison Ivy had a front-row seat at Lady Gaga's Good Morning America concert Friday in Central Park, where the black-banged pop queen performed tracks like "Born This Way," "Judas," and "The Edge of Glory" for thousands of screaming fans.

Perhaps even more fun than watching the performances was watching Mother Monster in between songs - practicing "Hair" while she arranged blonde wigs atop a unicorned piano. (This will be the only time you read this sentence in life.)

Check out our footage of the soundcheck above, and a video of Gagz performing "Born This Way," below.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kelly Clarkson opens up at Confide + Conquer benefit

10 years after winning her American Idol crown, Kelly Clarkson took the stage at the Confide and Conquer benefit at Manhattan's Highline Ballroom Wednesday night - the same night that Scotty McCreery was crowed winner of season 10.

"I was going for Lauren Alaina but that's cool," Clarkson said casually when an audience member announced the results to her.

The hour-and-half set - sponsored by Tupperware to benefit Boys & Girls Club - included tracks "Because of You," "Breakaway," "Miss Independent," "Behind These Hazel Eyes," and "Since You've Been Gone."

"I love songs that are so depressingly pretty," Clarkson admitted.

"That probably says something about me psychologically."

"I have horrible radar," the pop star added.

"I find the one butt in the room and I'm like, 'I'm gonna date you!' And then I'm gonna write a song about you and make millions!"

Ha!

Clarkson was then asked out on a date by a female fan in the audience.

"For the last time, I'm not a lesbian!" she replied.

"I like boys. Sometimes I wish I didn't but I do."

[Photo via JustJared]

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Win a pair of tickets to see GIVERS at Bowery Ballroom!

If you haven't fallen in love with Lafayette, Louisiana's GIVERS yet, you're about to!!

Poison Ivy is giving one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see the band perform at Bowery Ballroom June 16!

To enter, just follow us on Twitter and fill in this form.

Good luck!

New Yorkers indulge at Taste of Tribeca

Culinary festival Taste of Tribeca has been enriching Manhattan for over 15 years, and Saturday's affair was no exception! 

Poison Ivy was thrilled to attend the outdoor celebration, narrowing our favorites selections down to a black truffle calamari risotto from Bouley, a smokey rib-eye with horseradish cream at The Palm, a savory ricotta cheesecake from Pepolino's, baked mac & cheese from Jerry's Cafe, s'more cookies from Landmarc, and sliders and fries from Warren 77!

TOT proudly dedicated its profits to arts and enrichment programs at Tribeca elementary schools PS 150 and PS 234.

[Photos via Downtown Express]

Spike Lee, Ray Romano honored at Peabody Awards

Poison Ivy was humbled to attend the 70th annual Peabody Awards Monday, where folks like Spike Lee, Ray Romano, Timothy Olyphant, Martin Scorcese and Patrick Stewart were honored for their achievements in media.

Emcee Larry King hosted the esteemed ceremony, while certain folks admittedly didn't know much about it.

"The first thing I did when I found out we won a Peabody Award was Google 'Peabody Award,'" Romano admitted.

Ha!

Congrats, all!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gaga visits Letterman

Lady Gaga visited the Ed Sullivan Theater Monday to tape the Late Show With David Letterman, throwing flowers to her fans and waving - Rapunzel-like - out of her car.

Welcome home, Gaga!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Video: Jessie J gives surprise performance at YRB cover party

British bombshell Jessie J turned heads at her YRB Magazine cover party at RdV Friday when she performed an impromptu mash-up of her biggest singles!

Check out the performance (captured on Poison Ivy's iPhone in the interest of time), below, and photos of us hanging with Jessie, above.

New Taste Invades Upper West Side

The New Taste of the Upper West Side held their tantalizing "Comfort Classics" event Friday, where Travel Channel's Adam Richman and Dylan's Candy Bar founder Dylan Lauren hosted a tented soiree of New York's best food and drinks!

Some of our favorites included the Sicilian meatball sliders from Isabella's, lobster rolls from Luke's Lobster, jalapeno corn dogs from Shake Shack, coffee from Stumptown/Gilt City, white chocolate macadamia with sour cherry cookies from e.e. cookies, everything at Magnolia Bakery, and a surprise bourbon chocolate pudding from Ed's Chowder House!

Yay bikini season!

[Photos via Socially Superlative]

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wellness in the Schools hits Tribeca Rooftop

Wellness in the Schools is a non-profit educating New York City's public school students about healthy eating and fitness, and they held their annual benefit and silent auction - in partnership with Chop’t Creative Salad Company, Telepan, Cartoon Network and Edible Manhattan - at Tribeca Rooftop Monday night!

Poison Ivy sampled amazing dishes by New York's finest restaurants, including August, Gramercy Tavern, Egg, Perilla, Tribeca Grill, Dovetail, Boqueria, Butter, The Darby, L'Artusi, Commerce, Babbo and Levain Bakery, while Steve Tarshis and his Instrumental Trio soundtracked the night!

Congrats!

[Top four photos via Clean Plates]

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