Sunday, March 09, 2008
It would seem that this fighter theme is carrying on for promo of her new album Hard Candy. She appears as a fighter in both Dazed and Confused and Interview magazines -- clearly it's a theme that she is really playing with right now. I suspect that we will be seeing more photos of Madge in this light as the promo pics continue to be released. So far, I like what I see. Madonna has really fought her way to the top of the heap and is very deserving of the accolades that have been heaped (and will be heaped) upon her. Now ... if we could only hear the music ... [Source, Source]
As I pulled into the South Bay Galleria mall parking lot I knew I had to hurry because traffic was worse than I anticipated and it was nearly 7:30pm. The first thing I did as I entered was check the map to find out where the restaurant was and ... well, the rest is history. While I was in line waiting to order, the 2 people behind me were talking about how excited they were to be eating there ... and I turned around and said, me too! It turns out that they were Pink readers Karla and David who also *RANDOMLY* happened to also drive down from LA to eat at the nearest Chick-Fil-A. OMG ... it was so cool running into them ... we decided to eat together and just get to know each other ... and, natch, we had to take a pic together:
You know ... eating a Chick-Fil-A was a thrill in and of itself ... but getting to share the experience with other Chick connoisseurs made it all the more fun. Karla and David have to be the coolest kids I've met in ages. I really enjoyed getting to know them ... and who knows, I may end up dining with them again at the South Bay Galleria some day :)
The whole dinner experience was so fun that I felt the need to celebrate ... I met up with mes amis Steph and Alek and we all met Darion and Jordon at Akbar for some fun dancing and drinking:
Unfortch, the dancing wasn't all that fun cuz the DJs for the night were pretty horrible. We met a girl on the dancefloor, Jayme, who wanted us to be dancing buddies with her so we obliged -- I told her that we would be having more fun if the DJ didn't suck and she informed me that the DJ is her boyfriend! OY! Once I removed my foot from my mouth we carried on with the night and did our best to salvage the evening. To be honest, with the great friends that I have it wasn't hard to make the best of it. The night wasn't too late a night so it was all good in the end.
Earlier today the whole mess of us, who I used to refer to as The GangTM and will from here on out refer to as Le GangTM (for obvs reasons), met up for brunch at Toast and then some of us spent a lovely afternoon by the pool ... but that is a tale for tomorrow. I'm meeting portions of Le GangTM for a movie in a little bit so ... yeah, it's been a great weekend. In fact, getting to meet and immediately befriend Steph and Alek here in LA has made the whole week a really fun one. It's hard not to feel blessed with friends like this (and a Chick-Fil-A to frequent now) ... it's like having a second family to share a life with here on the West Coast.
I hope all y'all had a great weekend, too :) Lates.
- Matt Damon will spawn again.
- Is Kimora Lee Simmons about to spawn with Djimon Hounsou, as well?
- The Pussycat Dolls are down one pussy.
- Oh no! I don't know that I can take another Hollywood strike!
- Are the Beatles about to finally hit iTunes?
- Is Sienna Miller planning a summer wedding?
- Nicole Richie reveals that Harlow Winter only took 10 minutes to be born.
- Bow Wow is 21, Brittany Snow is 22, Chingy is 26, Kerr Smith (Dawson's Creek) is 36 and Emmanuel Lewis (Webster) is 37 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Is Vicki B. already tired of living in Los Angeles?
- WHO would do THIS?
I have been anxious awaiting an update to the site and these new photos are really great (click HERE to see them all at the official NIN Flickr site). Trent has made it a habit of providing a look into the creation process when he is in the studio and has used the Internets to disseminate this information (whether it by via photo, .mp3 clips, video). I have always dreamed of being able to sit in the studio as Trent Reznor creates music and these photos give the audience a bit of a feel for how things go down in the studio. I am *so* loving this new instrumental NIN music ... and the rumor that NIN is going to headline Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL this summer gives me hope that they will be going on a full US tour this year. Woot! Stay tuned ... I'll try to keep an eye on this sort of news (and if any of y'all hear anything, please send it my way) and will do my best to spread the word. [Source]
Photo credit: All American Guys
Now, I must say that it's not quite hot enough for swimming (in either the pool or the ocean) just yet but that doesn't mean that guys like Justin can't dress appropriately for the beach. Personally, I prefer when hotties like this wear less to the beach but a pair of board shorts can be sexy too ... especially when worn by a guy like this (who is playfully splashing water on you). So even if it's not quite warm enough where you are right now ... you can still pretend :) Enjoy!! [Source]
Evidentially, Celine wanted to make sure that all 50,000 fans who came out for the concert could see that she adequately shaved her armpits for the occasion. I understand that Ms. Dion made sure that either her left arm or her right arm was raised high for at least 92.3% of the show. I would expect nothing less from the Greatest Singer in all the World. [Source]
Blah ... color me unimpressed ... I mean, it's not a terrible photo but it seems really generic with really generic Photoshopping which makes me fear the album might sound really generic -- not that the cover artwork has anything to do with the content but still. I was really digging the visual vibe of the album a few months ago (the pic of Ashlee carrying a bigass boom box while wearing high heels that was featured on her site was pretty hot). I will deffo reserve judgment on the music itself until I hear it ... but I cannot believe this album artwork actually got approved for release. To be honest, I think the artwork for her single Little Miss Obsessive is more creative than the actual album artwork. [Source]
In unrelated news (except for the fact that Ashlee and Pete are makin' the sweet lurve together), Pete Wentz was spotted on the streets of NYC carting around his own luggage like a normal person ...
Photo credit: Splash News
... tho it should be noted that this normal guy is carrying around a piece of luggage that is abnormally priced. This Louis Vuitton bag is priced at $1,185.00 ... which seems pretty pricy considering the bag is prolly packed full of Hanes underwear ($6.99 for a pack of 3), Clandestine t-shirts and jeans (free) and Converse shoes ($50.00). Love it!! [Source]
It may seem a bit out of this world, but pop sensation Robbie Williams has revealed his next career move - he wants to become a qualified Ufologist. The Angels singer claims he has seen UFOs three times and plans to study alien and extra-terrestrial lifeforms once he quits pop music. The 34-year-old also revealed on the Jeremy Kyle show that he believes in ghosts which he said are "from another world." Robbie said his first UFO sighting was when he was a child in Britain while he spotted his second in Beverly Hills. He said the third sighting was just after he had written a song about alien contact. Interviewed on the show by Devon soul sensation Joss Stone, Williams said: "This big ball of gold light turned up. On my life." As for ghost sightings he goes on to say: "People will think I'm mental, which I am."
Now ... it's not usually very difficult to tell when Robbie Williams is joking but the man is very good as masking truth with fiction. I can believe that he could actually entertain the notion of extraterrestrial life really existing in the universe but he loses me when he claims that he plans on using his retirement to study alien life. I can also believe that the man is mental ... but that has nothing at all to do with this latest statement from him. Oh Robbie, you're still a cutie ... crazy or not ... I still <3 you! [Source]
In *somewhat* related news, Pink reader Maureen gave me the head's up that someone gave Pink is the new Blog a shout-out on the moon using Rolling Rock's Moonvertising website HERE. It appears that Ernie from NYC, NY was the culprit responsible for the lurve:
Yeah, there's not really a connection between this and Robbie's crazy UFO sightings revelation but they are both celestial in nature so I figured, what the hell. I think it's incredibly awesome that Ernie would give PITNB a shout on the moon ... and much love to Maureen for letting me know about it :) [Source]