Alex Catarinella

Features

Britney Replaces Redbull with Flowers and Chick-Lit

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There are certain widely-accepted pop culture truths. Kim Kardashian has a big butt. Michael Jackson likes little boys. Britney Spears is totally crazy. But wait! Leaked hotel requests from her UK tour dates tell a different story. Chick-lit and trashy mags? A smoke-free room? Flowers (which she’d rather arrange herself)? Holy Mrs. Dalloway! This isn’t the Frap guzzlin’, Marlboro Light puffin’ Southern belle who randomly started speaking with a British accent only a year and a half ago. After the jump, Britney’s “demand list” — chock full of  the things that most cheesy 27-year-old women we know like.
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Video of the Day: Muppets on Coke

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The colorfully-cracked out Coca Cola ad meets Labyrinth (sans David Bowie!) music video after the jump makes us excited for the summer. Because what’s more refreshing on a sunny day than drinking a Coke OUT OF THE BOTTLE and rocking out to Calvin Harris with a bunch of muppets who live in an organ on a hill? Thanks to Kanye (or one of his talented minions) for finding this one.
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Twenty-thousand People, Awkwardly Jumping on a Bed…

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Things were different today at Bryant Park, and it wasn’t just the rain. New Yorkers expecting an ordinary lunch break were greeted at the park’s entrance with a larger than life bed (42 feet by 28 to be exact). But this wasn’t a real life Honey, I Blew Up The Kids mishap. InterContinental Hotels Group kicked off “World’s Bed Biggest Jump” with Shawn Johnson, Olympic gold medalist and Dancing With the Stars contestant (what, no Lil Kim?!).
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9 to 5 The Musical is More Like a 3 or a 4…

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We will always love Dolly Parton. Period. And not just because of an appearance on Letterman where she talked about being mistaken for a hooker and carrying a gun in her younger days. Perhaps that’s the problem with 9 to 5: The Musical. No matter how many drag queens may try, there’s only one diamond in a rhinestone world. At first, we refused to believe that 9 to 5 The Musical was a mess (over 20 Parton-penned songs and draglicious costumes had to please gays everywhere, right?). Sure, the negative review from theater review god Ben Brantley was to be expected. But then everyone else chimed in. After the jump, our highlights of the lowlights from critics.
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Cultural Obsessions: Why We Heart Chelsea Handler

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Many opt for a picnic in Central Park as their form of post-work relaxation. For us, there’s nothing more relaxing (read: hilarious) on a warm summer evening than turning on the margarita machine with Chelsea Handler and her “little nugget” in tow, Chuy, on the Chelsea Lately show. Vodka, Are You There? It’s Me, Chelsea is our bedside Bible. My Horizontal Life is our go-to gift — with a handy bookmark placed in the chapter on her fear of fire crotches, natch. After the jump, six reasons why she’s our hero. (For the record, she worships Mariah Carey and Obi-Wan Kenobi.)
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