At risk of putting too fine a point on it, complaining about the crassness and low entertainment value of the MTV Movie Awards is somewhat akin to complaining about the impersonal touch at your local whorehouse. While the show has yielded a few memorable moments over the years, it’s usually a vapid exercise in Twilight and Transformers recognition, wrapped up in the by now pro forma technical clumsiness and vaguely directionless air of any MTV live show. The 2013 MTV Movie Awards, which went out live (or not quite live, considering the number of Samuel L. Jackson’s “motherfuckers” that didn’t make it to air) last night, was about what we expected it to be: non-stop shilling for this summer’s big movies, back-patting for last summer’s big movies, awards for those who showed up (which is about the only way we can explain, as one example, Tyler Lautner beating Channing Tatum for Best Shirtless Performance), a few laughs and more than a few winces for host Rebel Wilson, and endless, endless vaguely patronizing thank-yous for “all the faaaaans” who voted for the winners. But beyond the expected yuckiness, there was awkwardness a-plenty, and our picks for the night’s most peculiar moments await you after the jump. … Read More
With industry professionals thriving in a hotbed of talented, attractive people, it’s no surprise that celebs can develop major crushes on other celebrities. Who else can understand the pressures and pleasures of fame more than another pop culture star? Sometimes admiration turns into a deeper attraction and fantasies about powerhouse relationships. We looked at the crushes of ten artists who have a thing for the singers and screen stars working alongside them. It’s cute, sometimes creepy, and always entertaining. Tell us about your favorite celeb-on-celeb crushes, below. … Read More
Ke$ha has been the subject of plenty of debate chez Flavorpill over the last couple of years — some of us love her, some of us regard her with deep suspicion, some of us are broadly indifferent and rather wish she’d just go away. But whatever our take on her schtick, we were united in bewilderment at the statement she released via Twitter yesterday about her song “Die Young” being “inappropriate” in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. TMZ reports that the singer claimed — in a tweet that now appears to have been deleted — that “I had my very own issues with “die young” for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.” Um… Ke$ha, what the hell? … Read More
1. In spite of 4chan’s best efforts, Time Magazine has named Barack Obama — and not North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un — its “Person of the Year”. [via Gawker]
2. Could Daft Punk, The Rolling Stones, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs be headlining Coachella 2013? This email sure seems to suggest so.
3. Here’s an interesting peek at what the New York Public Library’s controversial $300 million renovation of its Fifth Avenue flagship location will actually look like, as envisioned by starchitect Norman Foster. [via NYT] … Read More
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Editor’s note: Welcome to The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of the most memorable looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!
This week on Go Fug Yourself, we extensively explored … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we learned about a bizarre love triangle between a man, his virtual girlfriend, and his real-life bride. We explored the craziest and most lucrative thrift store finds. We spotted some never-before-seen sketches from Muppets creator Jim Henson. We talked to David LaChapelle about fame, bullying, and… Read More
Ah, the internet: it never fails to amaze and delight us. Spend an hour trawling around Tumblr and you’ll find all sorts of outlandish creations, and our current favorite is Ke$ha and Žižek, which is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin — animated GIFs from Ke$ha videos paired with illuminating philosophical ruminations from Slovenian media personality/ superstar philosopher Slavoj Žižek. If you’ve ever wanted to see Ke$ha confronting the cruel and sadistic demands of the superego or speculating about the nature of existence, well, you’ve come to the right place. Check out some of our favorites after the jump, and head to the site for a whole heap more. … Read More
1. Surprise! Just when you got used to the idea of Community (and Whitney, whatever) moving to Fridays, NBC has decided the shows won’t premiere next Friday, October 19th. The decision was reportedly due to a lack of marketing resources. And while Community fans may fear the worst every time our show hits a snag,… Read More
There comes a time in a pop star’s life when she, her business manager, some barnacles from the major label footing the bill for her latest record, and some other freeloaders gather in a conference room and look at how much money she’s been able to scare up a few singles into an album release. They might decide, “We’ve sold quite a lot of records and people want more!” They may note that people are still buzzing about the artist and suggest, “Say, auspicious pop star, how would you like to record another album quickly so we can make another boatload of bucks?” At this point, the pop star might say, “You know what? I’m tired.” But, plucky as they are, major label types will persist: “Okay, well, we have all these live tracks. We have some b-sides and demos, too. We can master them in Garage Band and have you pose for a new album cover and call it a ‘deluxe edition.’” At this point, the pop star might say, “Sure, fine, is there more Cîroc?” Of course, there is always more Cîroc. … Read More