In this day and age, a singer or actress releasing their own fragrance is nothing new, but a go-go dancer??? To be fair, Matthew Camp is a model as well. In fact, I first noticed him in those Nasty Pig ads. He’s one mighty fine mofo.
“It’s sexy. Being able to smell that on somebody else is really attractive. You get to wear a little piece of Matt. It’s like getting a little bit of his sexuality and putting it under your armpit, or wherever else you put it.” – Blake Lloyd (Camp’s partner).
Camp recently debuted a video ad to promote his new fragrance 8.5. Ever since I saw it earlier in the week, I’ve been waiting to share it with you. Since it’s a bit risque, I saved it for the weekend. 8.5 is a blend of black leather, earthy cedars, cocoanut and bourbon vanilla. If you’re curious to know if 8.5 refers to his man goodies, he says it references Fellini’s 8 ½. That said, he jokingly told Next magazine that he’s “not exactly eight and a half, but I’m not far off.” Well, hello. Here’s what he said about his fragrance and bottle design.
“I like the symbol of poppers, which have had a very long association with sex. They are in many ways a modern-day aphrodisiac. It seemed like a very fitting way to bottle this unique fragrance. It has an addictive smell, especially when mixed with the natural pheromones of an individual.” – Matthew Camp to Huffington Post
Forget Jem & The Holograms, it’s all about will.i.am and the Bieber hologram. I know our site has our fair share of will.i.am and Justin Bieber haters, so be forewarned. The Black Eyed Peas member is surrounded by multiple look-alikes, while the Biebs pop up as a ghostly hologram. I’m sure it’s every hater’s worst nightmare.
I’m not the biggest fan of either artist but I appreciate a high-concept well-executed clip. I can give props when warranted. I even half-debated writing this yesterday, but after watching it a few times, I decided to write a post about it.
Ben Mor directs the clip which is set in a futuristic Asian world. It’s all very I, Robot meets Star Wars. will.i.am sports his unflattering harem drop pants while meticulously executing robotic choreography. Meanwhile, Justin takes a page from Tupac’s Coachella appearance last year and only appears in holographic form. Check out the clip below.
Travis Hanson, without a doubt, is one of my favorite male models of the moment. I’m sure you can tell, based on the amount of fashion spreads I share of the Wisconsin-born stud. For his latest editorial, he’s smoking hot… literally. I much prefer Travis this way, all tough and badass instead of his previous hipster chic look with those ultra-tight pants.
Hanson channels Brad Pitt for The Fight Club-themed photoshoot. In essence, he’s asking himself the rhetorical question, what would Tyler Durden do? Photographer Charles Quiles decided to use one of his favorite movies for inspiration. Check out the super smoldering outcome below.
Although he is now a retired tennis player, this week I’ve decided to feature the sexy 33-year-old Marat Safin from Russia. During his career, he won two grand slam tournaments and reached the World No. 1 ranking. Although he was known for his hot temper on the court (he holds the record for most broken racquets in a year with 87), he was also known for being hot – LOL.
He started his professional career in 1997 and retired in 2009. Looking back at his career, he is recognized as one of the most talented players of the 90s and 2000′s. His good looks and sexy body (which includes a few tattoos) definitely got him some attention – and still does.
Outside of tennis, in an interview with USA Today he stated, “I’m Russian, but I’m 100% Muslim. All the Muslim people are passionate, stubborn. We have hot blood.” Check out his sexy pictures below!
I love Andy Cohen and NeNe Leakes, but BRAVO green-lighting all these Real Housewives spinoffs based on weddings is getting a tad ridiculous. Damn you Bethenny Frankel for starting this trend. Bethenny Ever After scored major ratings for the network, so naturally when it came time for RHOA’s Kim Zolciak to walk down the aisle, she scored one too. Using her hit song as inspiration, hers was called Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding.
I have to admit Leakes’ new show is cutely titled- I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. That said, please, please, please no more wedding-based shows. In the famous words of Susan Powter, “STOP THE INSANITY!” If RHOM Joanna Krupa gets one, I’m officially breaking up with my silver fox crush, Andy. NeNe’s show will premiere this fall on the network. It’ll follow her wedding preparations with the help of celebrity wedding planner Tiffany Cook. Reportedly, Leakes bridal party will include her ATL co-star Cynthia Bailey and former cast member Marlo Hampton. It’s nice to see that Marlo and NeNe’s friendship was actually genuine.
In other Bravo-related news, the network just released a hot new promo for Season 5 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The video is all about family. “Family is a force of nature,” the tagline reads. It shows Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile planting trees and watching them grow. Teresa Giudice then carves her name on it while Caroline Manzo judges her. Par for the course. The clip ends when lightning strikes the tree in half. Watch it below.
Ladies and gentleman, Scottish electropop.
In the past couple years, Swedish pop has started a fantastic trend of smart pop, and not the cheesy snack we all love. No, you know what, I’m going to stick with that analogy, because most of it is a little cheesy! But with bands like Niki & The Dove or Little Dragon making music that seem to be an intelligent spin on a typically unintelligent genre, you can see the influence now on different countries coming into the limelight with their own twist on this little revolution.
CHVRCHES are brand spankin’ and although have had two previous singles, have just recently released their first EP comprised of three great songs and two remixes. Although their first video leaves a little something to be desired, Songza has been playing “Recover” all week for me and it catches my attention every time with it’s cute Swedishesque pop sound.
The band is currently working on their full length album, set for release late summer early fall of this year, and after opening for Passion Pit on tour in 2012, they are now set to support Depeche Mode on some of their upcoming tour dates. Not too shabby for a relatively new band. They’re obviously doing something right.
You can get the “Recover” EP from iTunes, and listen to the single below, which I’m going to have on repeat for a little bitty.
Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran is the story of gay life in New York in the late 70s, from the tenements of the Lower East Side to the beaches of Fire Island, from the bars and the baths to the avenues and the parks, all the places where gay men cruised for cock and love. It is a story about too often having to sacrifice substance for style, and how, once in a while, you do the opposite. It is a story of decadence and despair, of lust, love, and the lies we all tell, of coming out and the end of innocence. It is the story of Malone, beautiful, romantic, idealistic, and Sutherland, queeny, campy, and jaded. It is the story of how they met, became friends, and how their friendship intersected and impacted the lives of the people around them.
When FOX gave several shows renewal notices for next season and Glee wasn’t on that list, some were worried that the musical show was in danger of getting axed. Don’t worry Gleeks. The McKinley High group isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The show still averages 8.7 million viewers weekly, according to the network. In addition, the show has produced more than 53 million digitally downloaded singles as well as sold 13 million albums. Cash cow indeed.
FOX renewed the show not only for Season 5 but Season 6 as well. Clearly, negotiations were holding back the renewal announcement. It also looks like Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and company will remain intact behind the scenes. There were reports that they were leaving to focus on other projects.
“‘Glee’ debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture,” Reilly said in a statement. “Week in and week out, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto and the entire ‘Glee’ team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show — and I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons.” – Kevin Reilly, Fox Broadcasting Company chairman of entertainment