Lada Gaga is capitalizing on her artistic and creative ability by now working with Polaroid. The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (as was Project Natal). She is expected to show her Poker Face in Las Vegas today, making an in person appearance. I’m really excited to see what they’re going to come up with together!
“The Haus of Gaga has been developing prototypes in the vein of fashion /technology /photography innovation — blending the iconic history of Polaroid and instant film with the digital era – and we are excited to collaborate on these ventures with the Polaroid brand….Lifestyle, music, art, fashion: I am so excited to extend myself behind the scenes as a designer and to — as my father puts it — finally, have a real job.”
Not only will she be creative director and inventor of specialty products, but of course she’ll be the face of the marketing campaigns and there will also be a Polaroid presence at her concerts.
While Apple introduces a tablet later this year, Microsoft announced a a new controller-free video gaming system, which uses cameras to sense body movements and mimics them with avatars on screen, noting that it will be available for purchase by the holiday season in 2010. This was announced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the largest consumer technology trade show in the world, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The system is called Project Natal, and although they haven’t mentioned how much it costs, they’ve said that Natal will have add ons to existing XBOX 360 gaming consoles.
The announcement came as a surprise because people thought that they too would release a tablet to compete with Apple, since they’re usually ahead of the game these days. I think this is a better idea than to try to do what Apple does. Ballmer highlighted their past successes with Windows 7, the Xbox 360, the Zune HD portable music player and more recently, the search engine Bing. A whopping 38 million Xbox 360s have been sold throughout the world. That’s crazy – think about how many games have been sold on top of that! Also, Bing has apparently gained 11 million new users in recent months – I for one have not been one of them – yet.
The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (motion picture, television, recording, and literature), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.
Yesterday, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) announced their nominations honoring the best in last year’s entertainment for those people of color (see mission statement above). As expected, Oscar front-runner Precious, dominated the field with nominations for Mo’nique, Mariah Carey, Paula Patton and Gabourey Sidibe.
While the NAACP does a great job in many ways, predicting Oscar winners is not one of them. Seriously, if a move like “Obsessed” can garner an acting nod, you know you’re not in Kansas anymore. I saw Beyonce and Ali Larter in that trainwreck and there is no way Idris Elba (Beyonce’s husband) deserved any type of recognition for that role.
So, I PVR’d my way through the People’s Choice Awards… Taylor Lautner, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman were pretty much the best part… so I could catch the promised sneak peek at Survivor 20. For those who have been to Homorazzi before know, we trolled the depths of online forums like SurvivorSucks to bring you the rumored cast list back in August. And then in November, we trolled the same flame-filled pits of hell to bring you the tribe list. Now, CBS has finally confirmed the cast… and the spoilers were right!
Say hello to “HEROES” Rupert Boneham, James “J.T.” Thomas, Tom Westman, Colby Donaldson, James Clement, Stephenie LaGrossa, Amanda Kimmel, Jessica ‘Sugar’ Kiper, Cirie Fields and Candice Woodcock.
And then the “VILLAINS” Jerri Manthey, Parvati Shallow, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Courtney Yates, Danielle DiLorenzo, Rob “Boston Rob” Mariano, Randy Bailey, Tyson Apostol, Ben “Coach” Wade and Russell Hantz.
You may remember Portishead from the mid to late 90s, with ‘Sour Times’ or ‘Roads’. One of the pioneer Trip-Hop artists were quiet for most of the 00s, but released one of my favourite albums of 2008, Third.
After an almost 10 year hiatus, the band came back with a great quintessentially Portishead album, and went on tour to support it. It was nice to see that the reunion wasn’t some half-assed attempt, and that they still had some great ideas.
It does seem like they’ll be fading back into obscurity any time soon, as the band is currently working on a new album and recently released the first song ‘Chase the Tear’ in support of Amnesty International, which can be downloaded via 7digital. The song coincided with International Human Rights Day, which was on December 10th.
Gay marriage is expected to be approved in Portugal this coming Friday when the bill is up for debate – without much fuss at all! This will make Portugal another example in the world to legalize gay marriage! That’s fantastic. I think it especially great, considering Portugal is a very catholic/religious country. Luckily it’s going to be finalized before Pope Benedict XVI comes to visit in the middle of May, because both the government and the Catholic chuch want it resolved before then. Good work, Portugal! Portugal’s first openly-gay lawmaker, Miguel Vale de Almeida, stated the following:
“I think the Portuguese people have learned one of the fundamental tenets of democracy: respect for the rights of the individual.”
In the past week Donovan and I hosted a larger than usual gathering of our friends… Call it a party, a rager, a mess?!? After having close to 75 people through our house over the course of the evening I started remembering some of the excellent and poorly planned aspects of the evening.
Post gathering… My top 10 recommendations you should do when you host a party:
I know this seems like something you can’t screw up; after all if you’ve invited 20 people then all you need is 20 cups… NO… Get 40 unless you want to be doing dishes part way through the night. If you are hosting folks for more than a couple of hours they’re going to loose their glass and want a new one.
Oh, Lamb! What were you thinking? Last night everyone’s favorite Diva, got busted for being sauced. Mariah Carey made a drunken fool of herself when she was delivering her acceptance speech at The Palm Springs Film Festival. Carey was on stage accepting an award for her Breakthrough Performance Award in Precious which was presented by Lee Daniels himself, the director.
After hugging it out with Daniels, Carey tried to babble her way through her speech. But once she realized she couldn’t conclude her thank-yous, she confessed she had too much too drink. Haha. Too bad, Daniels wasn’t able to direct Mimi on stage. She might’ve been able to fake her way through it. God, I love her antics.