What do you get when you mix a little something from Russia, Sweden and the United States? More promotional images for H&M’s beachwear collection for Summer 2013. Arthur Kulkov and Tyson Ballou turn up the “Summer Heat” in an exotic locale wearing colorful summer essentials from the Swedish retailer. I need to go on vacay with this duo stat.
I’m sure at this point, you’re a little tired of seeing Beyonce’s H&M commercial playing on the hour every hour on every TV station. Seriously, how much was budgeted for their collaboration with the “Irreplaceable” singer? It’s literally on 24/7. Love her, but I want to see Kulkov and Ballou splash around on the beach in a commercial for a change of pace. Most likely we’ll never see that happen, so check out the still shots as a consolation prize. Enjoy.
WOAH! That was intense. Coming from the man who gave us Children of Men how could I expect anything else. Alfonso Cuarón co-wrote Gravity with his son Jonás. The 51-year-old also directed, produced and co-edited the film. I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes a cameo in the film somehow.
Though Sandra Bullock and George Clooney headline the film, they weren’t the original choices. During pre-production numerous stars were attached and offered the roles including Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively and Marion Cotillard for Bullock’s role and Robert Downey Jr. for Clooney. Personally, I’m glad we ended up with the two that we have. Love them both.
Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first Space Shuttle mission and is accompanied by veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney), who is in command of the shuttle flight, due to be his last. Due to a spacewalk gone wrong, the two astronauts find themselves drifting alone in space after debris crashes into their space shuttle. Poor Canadarm never saw it come. The film follows them as they attempt to return to earth. Check out the intense Gravity teaser trailer below.
American Idol must be in serious suck up mode after that reported secret plan to oust Mariah Carey midseason was made public. How else can you explain the fact they let Carey’s brand new music video air in its entirety. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think that’s ever been done for any of the judges before. Usually the video is aired up to the second verse before they cutaway, but not for the #diva that is #Mimi.
Out of protest for the silly hashtag in the song title, I”m going to overuse the ever so trendy symbol. “#Beautiful” is vintage Mariah at her best. If you love Mimi wearing #tootight and #revealing clothing and #flippingherhair in slow motion, then you’re going to love the Joseph Khan-directed visual. It’s #fun, #flirty and #fourtyplus. I’m not sure if it’s Khan’s masterful use of #softlighting or some other sort of other magical powers, but the 43-year-old is serving #Butterfly realness. She hasn’t aged a day since those #glorydays.
The clip begins with Carey #ridingbitch on Miguel’s motorcycle. It then segues to her #writhing on the bike solo and eventually executing some #privatedancing a la #TinaTurner in a #beautiful room with gorgeous #chandeliers as Miguel sits in a hot #vintagecar. It’s fairly simple in its concept, but a solid accompanying visual. Check it out below.
The reviews are mixed on Baz Luhrmann’s take of The Great Gatsby, which opens in theaters today and kicks off the Cannes film festival next week. But while some critics have panned the film, I was LIVING for it the entire time.
In case you never read the book, the story is told by Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) who, while chasing success in the roaring 20s stock market boom, rents a modest cottage on long island only to find that he has moved next door to the home of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), an extravagant mansion that hosts extremely lavish parties.
Before we get to the results, a shocking development. I honestly thought Randy Jackson was the cockroach you couldn’t get rid of. Turns out I was wrong. The last original American Idol judge standing announced via E! News that he’s leaving the FOX talent show.
“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” Randy told E! News. “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”
With him officially going, plus rumors that FOX isn’t exercising any of the second year options on Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj or Mariah Carey, the network has a lot of hiring to do. To boot, there’s also speculation that Nigel Lythgoe isn’t being asked back. Season 13 could either be the end of the veteran singing competition or the dawning of a new era. It all depends on what direction production goes with casting.
Apologies for not recapping Wednesday’s performance show. I was at a restaurant opening and too tired to watch the show when I got home. When I finished watching it, I felt it was ridiculous to post it so late. Instead, I’m going to quickly give my thoughts on last night’s performances. I agree with Jimmy Iovine that Angie won Round 1, but I have to disagree with him and put Candice on top during the second round and again for the last round. If she goes home tonight, it’ll be a huge travesty.
I wholly believe Kree is going home. Though I think it’s time for Harrison to go, she was sabotaged big time last night. All three song choices picked for her didn’t allow her to shine. I can’t believe production is so evil to not let the contestants pick at least one song of their own. To have no power at this stage of the game is completely ridiculous. Without further ado, let’s get to the results.
Before Henry Cavill burns up theater screens as the latest Superman in Man of Steel, I thought I’d highlight one of the hottest men ever to don the superhero costume. Not going to lie, Tom Welling is definitely my type and I can’t believe it took me this long to feature him in my Man Crush series. If you thought the Smallville actor was cute back in the day, he’s even hotter today. The slight salt-and-pepper buzz cut really works for him. WOOF.
Welling was born in Upstate New York. Before landing his breakout role in the WB series, the 36-year-old actor guest starred in Judging Amy and Undeclared. He’s appeared in the Cheaper By The Dozen films and the 2005 remake of The Fog. Since Smallville ended, Tom tried his hand behind the scenes. He executive produced the short lived cheerleading series, Hellcats.
He’ll return to the big screen later this year, appearing with Zac Efron and Paul Giamatti in Parkland. The Tom Hanks-produced film follows the events that occurred at Parkland Memorial Hospital after JFK’s assassination. It’s scheduled to hit theaters in November 2013 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the historic event. Check out photos of Welling then and now below.
Kelly Rowland’s new album title, Talk A Good Game isn’t just lip service. The 32-year-old wasn’t kidding about going back to her R&B roots. She just released a video teaser for her new single “Dirty Laundry” and she’s giving me some serious R. Kelly “Bump and Grind” realness.
The beat is beyond sexy. I can’t wait to hear The Dream-produced track in its entirety. I’m sure her exes can’t either since Kelly is opening up. She’s taking a page out of Taylor Swift’s playbook and writing about her past relationships. When asked by Rolling Stone if she was worried about her past boyfriends’ feelings. She simply replied.
“You know what? No, I really don’t give a shit. [Laughs] It’s nothing like that. My mom would say, ‘The truth shall set you free,’ so no matter what truth that is, I think it’s important to be honest about it.”
“Dirty Laundry” is available on iTunes starting May 21, while her fourth studio album, Talk A Good Game, which will undoubtedly be her frankest offering yet, hits streets on June 18. Check out her laundromat-themed first teaser below. I can’t wait for the subsequent teasers. Kelly is such a
cock song tease.
Kristin Wiig returns to her former stomping grounds this weekend. The 39-year-old comedienne joins Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy as former SNL alums who hosted the show the first year after leaving. Joining her as musical guest on Saturday Night Live is Vampire Weekend.
NBC just released a whackload of promos featuring Wiig hyping her stint as guest host. Her former co-star Fred Armisen also appears in the series of videos. From teasing which of her popular characters she’ll resurrect to getting slapped by Armisen, Kristen is up for anything to promote her episode. She even jokes that perhaps an Olivia Newton-John cameo might happen. Highly doubt it, but this hardcore Grease fan can always hope. Check out all the promos below.