So about this supposed Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj feud: I’m starting to get skeptical. As is Cee Lo. More
Topic: Cee Lo
Well America’s coolest Mom, Madonna, just wrapped up her much anticipated Super Bowl Halftime show without slipping a nip or twisitng an ankle on the bleachers (yeah Madge, we saw that). With the help of LMFAO, M.I.A, Nicki Minaj, Cee-Lo, the cast of Drumline, and the extras from the Sister Act musical, she covered “Vogue,” “Music,” “Like a Prayer” and her newest song “Give Me All Your Luvin.”
Malaysian radio stations have censored lyrics from Lady Gaga‘s new single “Born This Way,” citing the country’s government and religious practices, both of which ban offensive material. By their laws, talk of homosexuality is still considered taboo. Of course, by American standards the lyrics aren’t bad at all: No matter gay, straight, or bi / Lesbian, transgendered life / I’m on the right track, baby. What’s worse is that they’re not simply cutting the words, but inserting garble into that part of the song. And it’s not the first time. Whether they’re honoring religious standards or keeping kids from hearing naughty words, censors have made some poor choices in edits that made songs utterly laughable. More
I have to admit, I feel very conflicted about last night’s Glee. For one thing, Gwyneth Paltrow and her whole Country Strong routine reminds me of when young heiresses decide they want to be a clothing designer or “write a … More
I went to a party yesterday. Would you like to hear about it? I see no reason why you wouldn’t, because parties are awesome, unless they are lame. But this one was not lame because there was free beer and also tacos. Tacos, you guys, tacos.
Question: If 200 enthusiastic party-goers are each holding a glass tumbler full of Heineken, how long will it take for your super-chill vibe to be disrupted by the sound of shattering glass?
A: Approximately 2.5 minutes, unless the music is especially loud. More
Okay, we’re pretty sure that at this point YouTube operates solely as a vehicle to bring us wacky covers of “Fuck You.” The latest comes from an acapella group called The Overtones, five adorable dudes in vests and ties. It’s definitely possible that this is a viral ad for The Gap (it is the holiday season, after all), but whatever. Overtones, whatever you’re selling, we’re buying it with the change in our pockets. More
We were just browsing through American Apparel’s online samplings the other day (as we are wont to do) when he happened upon a section called “Maternity.” For real? Dov Charney is now marketing to knocked up hipsters? The photos seem to suggest yes – bosom-y M.I.A. looking chickas sporting multi-colored onesies and holding their baby bump – but closer research revealed that this line wasn’t exactly made for the expectant mommy to be. More
I’m sorry to bring Twitter into this otherwise adorable situation, but a friend of mine wrote yesterday, “I am so tired of cute girls playing twee covers on ukuleles!” And after watching this video, I’m pretty sure he was referring to Gina Moffit (who goes by StitchedElf on YouTube) here, who has 20 uploads of herself being all twee on the ukulele with both original and cover songs (and a Glee audition video)! But our favorite so far is definitely her cover of Cee Lo‘s summer hit, “Fuck You.” More
We were watching TV the other night with a friend and one of those William Shatner Priceline commercials came on and our friend groaned: “Ugh. Is this still a thing?” Our feelings exactly. In our humble opinion, Shatner’s sing-songy schtick reached its pinnacle with Pulp’s “Common People,” and everything after that has been a downhill avalanche. It’s the same problem as the Betty White thing — just because an old person is doing a “young person” thing, it isn’t automatically hilarious. But maybe we’re just still mad about $#*! My Dad Says.
Anyway, we didn’t get more than 15 seconds into this video of Shat singing “}^(& You” on Lopez Tonight, but perhaps you’ll have better luck. More