In her new lyric video for “Wide Awake,” pop singer Katy Perry uses the Facebook timeline as a visual motif to convey the myriad successes she’s had since the release of her last album in 2010. (All that success stacked up upon itself is sort of a kiss-off to her ex-husband, Russell Brand, as their Read More
Tonight’s Grammys are to feature a tribute to Whitney Houston and a comeback-from-surgery performance by heavily-favored multiple nominee Adele. We’ll be watching closely to see if the British chanteuse can claim Record, Song, and Album of the Year–or if other big nominees like Bon Iver (for the song “Holocene”) and Foo Fighters (for the album Read More
Taylor Swift, looking very vogue (Getty Images)
Hollywood Life has an image of the upcoming Taylor Swift cover of Vogue. (Cruelly, a cover line invites us to get “Smooth, Young Skin Fast,” a mission we might achieve were we a wealthy 22-year-old singer.) Ms. Swift is following in the Read More
With the usual fanfare and absurdity, the 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards were held yesterday evening in Los Angeles. In case you missed it, Katy Perry won best video of the year for “Firework;” Lady Gaga earned the nod for best female music video for “Born this Way;” Tyler the Creator of Odd Future Read More
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — an enormous, loud and lavish no-holds-barred explosion of sex and skin, wholly and unapologetically resplendent, soaked in excess, overflowing with sequins, feathers, technicolor stripes and oceans of fuchsia-tangerine blast-lighting — took place last night at the 69th Regiment Armory last night.
“Welcome to Club Victoria,” a voice echoed over Read More
This edition “Look What the Web Dragged In” is a bit like the Benjamin Button of brief roundups of flaky or interesting stuff on the Internet. We’ll begin with hearing from a very old man that the secret of living a very long and fruitful life–long enough to eventually be celebrated for just having made Read More
Today the web has dragged in misty but not water-colored memories, a muppet-chasing pop star on everyone’s favorite childrens’ show and those doggone cute kids from P.S. 22, reminding us to imagine. With the official beginning of Fall we also check ourselves to see if we still believe in birthday boy Bill Murray. Is he Read More
Alley Vs Valley
West coast blogging platform Posterous started a scrap back in June when it launched a series of tools to help users move their content from “dying platforms” over to Posterous. Included on this list of moribund sites was New York based Tumblr, which has a lot in common with Posterous.
Both sites are Read More
So many revelers turned out for Paper magazine’s annual “Beautiful People Party” at the Maritime Hotel’s Hiro Ballroom on Thursday, April 9, that even A-list heiress Lydia Hearst was turned away at the front door.
So, she took the back door.
The waifish 24-year-old model had been having dinner with Read More
We didn’t plan on watching the 51st Grammy Awards (see the winners here), but all the glitz and ridiculousness simply sucked us in. This show was so humongous that U2 was the opening band! Let’s put it this way: pop chanteuse Katy Perry got lowered onto the stage in a 20 foot-long banana Read More