I’m doing ANOTHER World Of Wonder post? God it’s like they are paying me (they aren’t, but I’m still totally putting in my application for their Canadian correspondent).
In this latest post about my current obsessions, we are going to take a look at the newest weekly video by my favorite blogger on the planet James ST James doing his TRANSFORMATIONS! So James ST James is bored, he needs a new look and a new vibe. He has asked his friends and celebrities who do faces to give him a brand new face. The only rule is, there are no rules. It’s been going on for about a month now and I am going to post them all, but my personal favorite right now is done by Gloria Shuri Nava who is famous for doing the Chola Makeover.
They update every Tuesday and I will post the month wrap up with all the ones that were released. Make sure you follow James ST James on twitter (@JSJDarling) and as always find me on twitter @TommyD! Love your work!
Check out the videos below!
Beyonce and Andre 3000′s cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” incited strong feelings on both ends. Definitely the most polarizing contribution on the Great Gatsby movie soundtrack. I’m certain that Emeli Sande taking on Bey’s “Crazy In Love” and giving it a jazzy spin won’t evoke the same reaction. How could anyone hate the black Scottish Adele? I simply adore her.
Before checking out Sande’s cover, I wanted to give the 26-year-old chanteuse major props. Earlier this week, she beat a long-standing record held by The Beatles. Her debut album, Our Version of Events, has spent 63 weeks in the UK’s top 10 chart. It beats the Fab Four’s record of most consecutive weeks for a debut album at the top end of the UK’s Official Album Chart. A record The Beatles’ Please Please Me held for almost 50 years. Congrats Emeli. Check out her “Crazy In Love” cover below featuring the Bryan Ferry Orchestra.
At long last, Disney finally found someone to wear those iconic glass slippers. At one point Amanda Seyfried and most recently Emma Watson were rumored to take on the titular role in the live-action version of the beloved fairy tale Cinderella. The studio revealed their final pick earlier today. Find out who below.
To clip or not to clip? That is the question. I find myself also facing that dilemma right now. With the hot summer days fast approaching, I’m tempted to shave off all my hair. I’d miss my samurai pony though ;) And also, not sure I can rock a shaved head like Parker Hurley. Not many can, truth be told. With his toned and heavily-inked body, the stunner is one of the more popular guys I’ve featured in my Model Behavior series.
Parker’s hair transformation was recorded for Mr. Turk to show off their line of swimwear. Check Hurley sporting a couple of different hairstyles on his way to a sexy shaved ‘do. All in the name of fashion and a pay check (obviously). Enjoy.
Candid is one word I would definitely use to describe P!nk. The 33-year-old never holds back during her interviews. The “Try” singer is an open book for the June 2013 issue of Glamour Magazine. She shares with the publication the secrets of being the ultimate alpha girl. Based on her interview, that would include going on a date with an N Sync member and being a “reformed slut.”
Asked why many of the songs on her new record are about sex, such as “Slut Like You” and “Walk of Shame,” P!nk tells the mag, “I’m a reformed slut,” explaining, “It’s my very unsophisticated way of taking the power back.” Preach sister. Check out a few more memorable quotes below, along with the stunning editorial snapped by famed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth.
Cyndi Lauper’s kinky ways definitely resonated with the Tony nominating committee. The 59-year-old’s musical adaptation of the 2005 British film Kinky Boots dominated the 2013 Tony Award nominations with 13. Its haul of total number of nods fell short of the all-time record of 15 set by The Producers in 2001 and Billy Elliot in 2009. Not far behind Kinky Boots were Matlida (12), Pippin (10) and the revival of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (9). Tony winner Sutton Foster and Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the 67th annual Tony nominations earlier this morning from The New York Public Library for Performing Arts.
Other notable nominations include Tom Hanks for his work in the play Lucky Guy. He’s a first-time nominee. Meanwhile, Nathan Lane and David Hyde Pierce added another Tony nod each to their already impressive career totals with their performances in The Nance and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike respectively.
Hollywood actors snubbed by the committee this year include Bette Midler, Vanessa Williams, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Chastain and Alec Baldwin. Somewhere out there, I’m sure Shia LaBeouf is smirking a little regarding Baldwin’s omission. Check out all the nominations below. The Tony Awards air live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9 at 8/7c on CBS.
We’ve all seen what how handsome Brapanese (Brazilian & Japanese genes) men are. Now we can add another sexy concoction to the mix. Meet 20-year-old Simonas Pham. The striking Lithuanian-born stunner is of mixed Lithuanian and Vietnamese descent. With his defined cheekbones and adorable facial freckles around his cheeks and nose, he sorta reminds me of a male Lucy Liu.
Pham began his modeling career after attending an open casting with a friend. In his relatively short career, he’s fronted ad campaigns for Stone Island (S/S 2013) and Duckie Brown (F/W 2012). His runway credits include shows for Jeremy Scott, Bespoken and Public School. A few of his editorial work has appeared in Vogue Hommes Japan, GQ China, August Man, Open Lab and GQ Style Korea to name a few. Currently, he’s represented by Elite in London and Milan, and by ReQuest Model Management in New York. Check out Simonas’ portfolio below.
The more footage I see from Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic novel, the more I’m itching to see it. I’m just crossing my fingers that I’m not extremely let down. Even if the story sucks, the visuals are certain to impress, especially in 3D. Luhrmann never disappoints in that department. Once again, he looks to have hit a home run capturing the glamorous roaring 20s.
Warner Bros. recently released seven clips, roughly about five minutes of footage, from the highly-anticipated film. The selection of clips give a good impression of the lavish visual style created by Baz. Most of the scenes feature several characters talking about Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), often in contradictory, elusive terms. Tobey Maguire’s Nick Carraway, the inquisitive narrator, is the one most prominently shown in the footage. Watch the video below.