Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. We’ve got eleven trailers for you this week, including new films from Woody Allen, Oliver Stone, and Seth McFarlane, plus Whitney Houston’s final role and Katy Perry in 3D. (Seriously.) Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments. … Read More
The last time we checked in with Jaleel White, he had scored a role in Judy Moody and the No Bummer Summer and was dishing about the downsides of being Steve Urkel (the tight pants, the imperative to stay scrawny). Less than two months later, White is back on our radar with a part we’re much more interested in — the man who was Urkel stars as Cee-Lo Green in the singer’s newest video, for “Cry Baby.” Like much of Cee-Lo’s music, the song has a retro, Motown vibe, so it makes sense that the clip finds White dancing on the candy-colored streets of a ’50s metropolis, leading a large cast in a Broadway-ready dance routine. This totally makes our Monday. … Read More
1. Fellow comedians Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig have been named PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2011. [via PopEater]
2. A decade after originally taking a stab at the project, Jeff Bridges has reacquired the rights to the Lois Lowry children’s classic The Giver. His plan was originally to give his dad the… Read More
Editor’s note: Every Monday morning our internet-savvy friends over at BuzzFeed bring you up to speed with a post filled with links to some of their favorite items on the web that you might have missed over the weekend. Enjoy!
Chris Brown might have been the biggest winner at last night’s BET Awards, but what… Read More
Even if you don’t realize it, you already know the work of Serge Gay, Jr., a third generation Haitian artist currently living in San Francisco. His crazy illustrations provided the backdrop for Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You,” and scored him and director Matt Stawski a Grammy nomination for Best Short Form Music Video. But that’s not this emerging artist’s only tie to pop culture; along with working on videos for Train and Snoop Dogg, he has also created work inspired by the films of Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino, as well as a crazy portrait of Rihanna. Click through to check out some of his paintings, and if you like what you see head over to 1xrun.com for Flavorpill Fridays, where a signed, limited-edition print of Hair Dress — today’s Flavorpill cover art! — is currently up for grabs. … Read More
London based singer/songwriter Eliza Doolittle may have a familiar name, but she’s bringing us something entirely new with her self-titled pop whirlwind of a debut album. Combining her enviable ability to construct a perfect hook with an onstage presence that mashes up retro and modern sensibilities, Doolittle is already a platinum artist in her native UK, and is now ready to let the US in on her musical secret.
From impossible-to-get-out-of-your-head singles like “Rollerblades” and “Pack Up” to her live cover of Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You,” Doolittle puts a stylish spin on everything she does, setting her up to be one of 2011′s breakout stars. In our exclusive interactive video interview, she talks about her personal inspirations and second loves, her connection to Coldplay, and who would be right above Cee-Lo on her list of dream collaborators. … Read More
We’re as skeptical about the Grammys, the music they reward, and the industry politics behind them as anyone else. But we watched tonight for the performances (okay, and so we could play our own drinking game). And there were a ton of them! Everyone from Bob Dylan to Lady Gaga to the Arcade Fire to Muppets took the stage. Some of them were wonderful. Some were downright awful. We rate the performances from best to worst after the jump. … Read More
While it may be uncool to admit it, we’re pretty excited for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, which will air Sunday night on CBS. Performers range from gods of classic rock (Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger) to indie superstars (Janelle Monáe, Arcade Fire) to some actually interesting pop stars (Lady Gaga, Rihanna). And if those don’t get you going, how about the sheer spectacle of Cee Lo doing “Fuck You” with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Muppets?
For those of you who need even more encouragement to watch the awards — or would like to add an extra bit of fun to your viewing party — Flavorpill gives you our official 2011 Grammys drinking game. Enjoy at your own risk. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we wanted to win our own Parked Domain Girl oil painting. We enjoyed a few highlights from The Nancy Drew Cookbook, including but not limited to “Tolling Bell Tuna Rolls” and “Bungalow Mystery Salad.” We wished that we’d been at Madison Square Garden last night to catch … Read More