Today at Flavorpill, we wondered how this clip of Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, and Weird Al covering The Beatles’ “Come Together” on New Year’s Eve in a restaurant on Maui came to be. We started speculating about what Apple might be planning to announce at a media event in New York… 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 the most memorable looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!
This week, on Go Fug Yourself, we expressed concern about the… Read More
There’s always that girl — the one in the songs, the one in the photographs, the one in the memoirs. The one who walks into a room and sets it aglow. She’ll tear up a rock ‘n’ roller’s heart, put it back together, and inspire the hell out of him, leaving her lasting mark on both his discography and biography. Yes, we’re talking muses, but not just any ol’ muses; we’re noting those who graduated from their tumultuous lives as expert inspirers to become successful in their own right. Check out some professors, artists, and cake shop proprietors after the jump. … Read More
Before pocket-sized puppies became the norm amongst the rich and famous, alligators and drunken deer could be found mingling at gatherings of noblemen and politicians. These strange pets were quirky sidekicks rather than illegal domestic beasts, providing unlikely friendship to some of history’s most influential figures. And that tradition isn’t entirely in the past — even now, celebrities will occasionally defy the teacup-poodle norm to join the ranks of our bizarre pet-owning forefathers (and raise their Los Angeles neighbors’ eyebrows in the process). Check out some lions, tigers, and bears after the jump. … Read More
Just this week, Ja Rule turned himself in to start a 2 -year jail sentence connected with a 2007 crime, which has gotten us thinking. Maybe it’s just us, but musicians seem to land themselves in a little bit more trouble than people of other professions. Maybe it’s because they’re living the high life, thinking they can get away with it all, or maybe they’re just negatively influenced by their surroundings, but we think it probably has something to do with the same personality trait that makes them want to be performers in the first place. Just a theory, though. In any event, we were inspired to dig up a few vintage mugshots of famous musicians, many of which are actually quite beautiful in and of themselves, although that could just be Sinatra’s good looks shining through. Click through for our round-up of vintage musician mugshots, and let us know what you think in the comments! … Read More
There are two types of people in the world: those who actually enjoy American Idol and those who only tune in to the finale to see famous musicians play their hits amid elaborate stage set-ups, awards show-style. We won’t judge you for belonging to the former category, but we fall firmly into the latter. Thankfully for us, last night’s celebrity line-up was major: Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bono and the Edge, Steven Tyler, and Marc Anthony and J.Lo all serenaded the crowd. (Several notables teamed up with Idol contestants, too, from TLC to Judas Priest.) So, how did the night’s non-contestants fare? We rate their performances we actually care about from best to worst after the jump. … Read More
It’s the end of an era: the Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday that it would stop relying upon its color-coded terrorism alert scale, which means that no longer will the nightly news give us an inexplicable craving for Life Savers. We here at Flavorwire thought the government really had something with their Rainbow Brite approach to the truly terrifying, though, and decided to re-purpose their spectrum of scary things for the new year.
After the jump, take a peek at Flavorpill’s very own Pop Culture Advisory System and the celebrities, shows, and films that have terrorized 2011 so far and are on our cultural disaster watch list from here on out. … Read More
Desperately seeking a way to make this sad, post-Simon Cowell season of American Idol somewhat watchable? Well, you can thank the geniuses as Entertainment Weekly for coming up with the perfect diversion: American Idol Bingo. To make the game even more fun, we suggest drinking every time you put down a chip — considering how often “Steven Tyler awkwardly flirts with underage girl,” we imagine you’ll be trashed in no time. Since these cards only work for the audition weeks, here’s hoping EW will have a new one ready once the finalists are in Hollywood. … Read More
In its heyday, hard rock band Aerosmith was known just as well for its music as it was for its hard partying, and Steven Tyler was the baddest rock star around, doing drugs, destroying hotel rooms, chasing Playboy bunnies, you name it. “I’ve had the clap twice now so . . . you really have to be careful,” Tyler told a reporter at the time. “This pace is ruining me . . . I put on three coats of moisturizer in the morning so my face doesn’t dry out . . . I’m on a plane every day for three years. Flying first-class — big deal. All it means is you’ll hit first.” Yikes. But now, the 62-year-old rock legend is reinventing himself as a somewhat sassy, friendly American Idol judge, replacing the crotchety Simon Cowell. “The sparkle in your eye is, like, forget about it,” he told one contestant. “I will finish that off with a double helping of ooh-yeah.” Really awkward, especially considering his age, but nicer than Simon Cowell, to be sure, and not the least bit reminiscent of his old hard-edged ways. In the wake of his new persona, fans and friends are calling midlife-crisis, complaining that he’s totally selling out in his efforts to rebrand himself and blaming everyone from his ex-wife to his new 30-something girlfriend. … Read More