Today at Flavorpill, we listened to the reconfigured Shins cover David Bowie’s “Ashes to Ashes.” We loved The Hairpin’s hilarious roundup of Wikipedia entries for every situation. We learned the back story on the giant, inflatable union rat that hops around NYC, including the fact that he has a… Read More
1. Spike Jonze has reportedly teamed up with Kanye West and Jay-Z to direct the music video for “Otis,” the first official track to be released off of their forthcoming joint LP Watch the Throne. While there aren’t many details to be had, you can check out a photo from the shoot in Los Angeles… Read More
Editor’s note: Welcome to The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of their favorite looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!
This week on Go Fug Yourself, we took a walk down memory… Read More
[Editor's note: Welcome to our new weekly feature The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of their favorite looks of the week in this space. There will be some good outfits; there will be some bad outfits; there will be some fugly outfits -- actually, we've got our fingers-crossed that there will be lots and lots of latter. We hope you enjoy it!]
This week on Go Fug Yourself, we celebrated the publication of our first young adult novel, Spoiled. When we weren’t patting ourselves on the back, we were saying goodbye to American Idol, and by “American Idol,” we mean, “J. Lo on American Idol.” And when we weren’t making fun of La Lopez’s nude catsuit, we were taking any opportunity to talk about the movie Orphan, this time courtesy of Vera Farmiga (whom we love) and her jumpsuit (which we don’t). … Read More
What if Olivia Wilde played the Evil Queen in Snow White? Can you picture Queen Latifah as Ursula? J.Lo as Princess Jasmine? In 2007, Disney launched an ad campaign for their parks, recreating classic animated scenes and characters with living and breathing Hollywood stars. Another group of celebrity ads came out in 2008, but since then we’ve seen nothing from the project – until now! Needless to say, this tickled the imaginations of all who once dreamed of live-action retellings of all their favorite Disney stories. Not that we desperately want to see Beyoncé play Alice in Wonderland or anything. Click through to see the newest batch of these Disney dream portraits shot by Annie Leibovitz, as well as some of the older models (check out even more here), and here’s hoping that one day these will all turn into amazing movies. … Read More
We have a confession to make: last night, we tried to watch the season premiere of American Idol, after basically ignoring the show for the past five years. And you know what? It was so bad that we had to give up less than halfway through. Without Simon Cowell, the show is a sad shell of its former self, with new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez sending everyone who used some vibrato to Hollywood. Scary but true: we are now looking at era in which the toughest judge is Randy Jackson.
Uninspiring as they were, Tyler and Lopez got us thinking about the worst judges in the history of the short-lived reality TV genre. After conducting an informal poll of Flavorpill staff and friends, we came up with the following list of ten judges we’d like to vote off the island. … Read More
Puerto Rican street artist Sofia Maldonado wields a wicked brush and an equally fierce attitude about female empowerment. In two current solo shows, one in New York and the other in Amsterdam, she celebrates hip-hop culture with paintings and drawings of what she describes as “concrete jungle divas” and “bling bling chicas.” Capturing female superstars — including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, J-Lo, and M.I.A. — with lively strokes on canvas, Maldonado presents a colorful combined vision of brains, brawn, and beauty. A gifted muralist who rallies community youth to contribute to the making of public projects and interior installations, Maldonado is as fearless, capable, and resourceful as the women she portrays. … Read More
If you’re like us, you didn’t expect much out of last night’s American Music Awards. They are, after all, a second-rate awards ceremony at a time when even the Grammys and the Oscars fail to provide much fodder for water-cooler conversation. But now that we’re living in a post-Kanye-interruptus world, the potential for moments of unscripted magic were enough to plant us in front of our TV sets last night. And, although Taylor Swift took home five awards without incident, it was the evening’s performances — not its winners — that wowed us.
You see, for us, last night marked a sort of changing of the pop guard, with established divas like Jennifer Lopez and Whitney Houston falling on their asses (sometimes literally) as ascending stars Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert turned in jaw-dropping production numbers. After the jump, check out Glambert’s hot, homoerotic performance and three other essential AMA… Read More
Save for the Britney Spears meltdowns and Tom Cruise couch-jumping fiascos of the world, public opinion on any given celebrity is usually a pretty static thing. Everyone likes Will Smith. People have generally good feelings about Reese Witherspoon. Everyone hates Katherine Heigl lately, but it’s not like she isn’t a teensy bit deserving of all that ill will. What we’re getting at here is that, for being a generally likable celebrity who’s never gotten himself into a weird public spat with Matt Lauer, Ben Affleck is an oddly polarizing figure. His career hasn’t been unlike that of a politician in that his approval ratings have run a wide gamut over the years.
This month he’s back in theaters as a stoner sidekick type in Mike Judge’s Extract, and it suddenly finally feels o.k. to embrace B-Fleck again. Why now? We think we’ve managed to distill Ben’s likeability down to five simple… Read More