Category Archives: Entertainment
I just heard/watched “Sheezus”, and I wait can’t for Lily Allen’s comeback album next month, which is named after the song. Sure “Hard Out Here” is a catchy tune, but with Allen poking fun at Kanye’s Yeezus alter ego and then name dropping Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Lorde, she has created a number that you have to listen to: Read the rest of this entry
I kind of wish Lana Del Rey pulled a Beyonce with this track. After debuting “West Coast” (which was announced as the lead single of Ultraviolence earlier this month when “Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight” leaked) while at Coachella this weekend, Lana’s released the official audio for the new track that we’re all going to have on repeat this spring and summer. The song is in typical Lana fashion, with sultry vocals and a moody track, but also has a little soft rock edge. Listen below: Read the rest of this entry
As we count down the days to the release of Ultraviolence, Lana Del Rey’s second album due on May 1, we got a special treat today, a new leaked single. Though it is still uncertain if this track will appear on the new album, no doubt that “Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight” is winning over fans with its a groovy disco-influenced tunes and classic (meaning Lizzy Grant – Lana’s previous persona) lyrics that needs to be on this upcoming album or released on its own for us to properly download.
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If you find yourself heading to Magic City this weekend for the Ultra Music Festival, I’ve put together a cool guy’s guide for AskMen.com to give you a rundown of who to check out, where to eat, drink and shop in Miami, who to take style inspiration from, and what to wear:
Styling for any music festival, you can never go wrong with skinny jeans, but if the destination is very warm (like Miami), shorts are also a great option—just make sure to go for flat front over cargo styles (those are so over). For tops, go for graphic tees and tanks with funky designs, and make sure to skip out on the usual band, kitsch or ironic T-shirts. For accessories and footwear, old-school chic and plastic sunglasses are great to go from music festival to sunbathing, a colorful or print baseball cap is useful all spring and summer long, and sneakers and slip-ons are good go-tos as you’ll be standing and bouncing around for hours. Read the rest of this entry
The tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere is getting its fair share of attention this week. First with a teen sneaking on the Freedom Tower roof, and now with two dudes who videotaped their B.A.S.E jump (an acronym for the four categories which one can jump: building, antenna, span and Earth) off the structure into the Manhattan streets at 3 a.m. The description on the soon to be viral video shares that the men made the jump back in September.
In the video below, the first guy jumps at around 2:30 minutes in if you want to fast forward (you video adrenaline junkie you), and the second guy (who gives us a first person view) jumps at 2:45. Not for the faint heart, unless you’re practicing to be Batman:
Lady Gaga’s released an 11-minute ARTPOP film for her song “G.U.Y”, which along with performing the provocative single also features the song “Venus”. The video follows Gaga after being reborn (or as she enters the next stage in life) and makes her way to a white mansion that’s filled with familiar faces from the Bravo family (like Andy Cohen as Zeus) and turns into a big Gaga-esque party. The entire video is flawless, with the dance numbers reminding me of her “Paparazzi” days, but something that’s also worth mentioning is the location of where the video was shot, the Hearst Castle on the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California in its own town of San Simeon.
The beautiful central Californian castle, a National and California Historical Landmark mansion designed in the Mediterranean Revival style, can actually be visited and able to host events. It dates back to 1919 and can look like a castle in the sky as it is perched on a hill with an altitude of 1,600 feet.
Here’s a look inside the castle and its grounds beyond the “G.U.Y” video:
Everyone’s already living for Sia’s latest single, “Chandelier”, and it’s only been online a couple of hours. With the talent of putting out pop hits left and right, whether she’s singing or writing them, the lead single for her upcoming sixth album shows off Sia’s range of vocal talents with mellow verses and a powerful, soaring chorus. Sia sings about what should sound like a very relatable night out (or several handfuls) that we’ve experienced or planned on experiencing to escape life and celebrate the now. Listen to “Chandelier” below:
Sure you can visit Paris’ Lourve, London’s British Museum and the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, but what about a museum dedicated to the dog, gelato, surfing in the UK and the music group ABBA? From a Details online article I wrote in summer, after hearing that the Swedish band ABBA got its own museum I noticed there was a spike in offbeat and niche museums popping up the past year and half. Check out the European selections below, and the full collection here.
Gelato Museum Carpigiani (above)
Where: Bologna, Italy
“Italians have been enjoying their fancy ice cream longer than you might think. It was even served at 16th-century Medici parties. You can learn more about the dessert in this new space, located just outside the city of Anzola dell’Emilia, near Bologna. After an hour-long tour spotlighting the history, culture, and production of Italian ice cream, visitors get to sample modern versions of 19th-century recipes. Hard-core gelato lovers can even take cooking lessons at the Carpigiani Gelato University.”
The Museum of British Surfing
Where: Brauton, United Kingdom
“Although Hawaii, California, and Australia are renowned hot spots of surf culture, the sport has been popular on the U.K. coastline of North Devon for over 200 years. Art lovers will appreciate the collection of 50 surfboards, some made as long ago as the early 1900s.”
The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, has officially opened and has been lit up for all the Las Vegas Strip to vast in its neon glory. Standing at 550 feet, it changes the city’s skyline just as the London Eye did 14 years ago over across the pond.
As part of The LINQ by Caesars, it is the key concept in the project of an outdoor area that is now filled with (and will continue to add) new activities, shops, dining options and nightlife. The LINQ will span more than 300,000 square feet, with a pedestrian mall running about one-third of a mile from Las Vegas Boulevard to the High Roller.
With Oscar Sunday approaching, I’m hopeful to see (and pretty much counting on) costumer designer Catherine Martin and The Great Gatsby take home the Academy Awards for Best Costume and Best Production Design. They won the Critic’s Choice awards for both, but I’m also a little biased as I had a chance to chat with Martin herself on designing for the film for an article in Out Magazine, in which she shared her formula for men to get the Gatsby style right: Slim silhouettes, bookish blazers, ties with half-Windsor knots, and fitted waistcoats.
“Waistcoats are a great garment because they control the shirt and give a slender illusion,” Martin also shared. “If you’re slim, they make you look more slim, and if you’re a little less than slim, they help with the silhouette.”