Perhaps you may have come across Idina Menzel's song "I Stand", the title song off her new album released in January on Warner Brothers Records.

A group of fans came together in May to put together a video for Menzel, which she later mentioned in multiple print and broadcast interviews. This video, edited by yours truly, sent the message that people stand for all sorts of things, no matter the depth.

The video inspired a facebook page found here which unites people through the song's message.

Idina performed this song Wednesday at an event for the Democratic National convention, in addition to hosting another on Tuesday.
To build on the "I Stand Movement" - as her website calls it - she is offering a free download of the song, urging fans and otherwise to share their own beliefs.

I STAND.. for me finishing school before 25. How About you? What do you stand for?


In a one on one interview with MTV, Vin Diesel announced that he hasn’t done a comic book film to date because he’s holding out for a role where he can play the villain as the protagonist. He mentioned that he had a character in mind, but wouldn’t say. I would guess that he is thinking about Venom, but it’s impossible to know. Everything he said could be false.

This article may be false. Trust no one.

For those of you that would like to see the interview for yourselves, please go to the source article over at MTV

I thought all the BALL action I got from Daniel Radcliffe's Equus was hilarious, BUT THIS ONE WINS. I swear, seeing this video was the only time I laughed and "pfffttt" soo hard. I...i...i.. HAHAHAHA.
-I like your man tits.

-Well I'm sure you couldn't dance to save your life so I guess it serves you right, bitch.

-So is it true your shaggability meter is way lower than normal?

-Shit-a-brick bitch, wtf?
Watch it. NOW.

The Kooks does a cover of MGMT's  Kids. SO WHAT?
Well, their version lends a melancholic vibe of the upbeat MGMT single.
And if that's not enough, then listen for yourself.
This is a very different style that I've heard from The Kooks, or maybe I just didn't listen enough with their albums.
Nonetheless, this new track is nothing short of amazing.

I always thought Amanda Palmar was a sassy songstress with Runs in the Family---and now is strike 2 for her. With Leeds United, Palmer hits my good spot. And she's definitely on my list of new favorites.

Amanda Palmer - Leeds United


Hola! I'm Anjelie Dawn Mendoza (call me JD / Jellie / J-Dawn / Chanteuse Sanders but never Anjelie) and I'm a college student. I'm really bad at describing but I'll try.

Here in Thieves By Tuesday* I like to mix things up a bit so you might get something more than your average dosage of music. I'd like to say that Thieves By Tuesday* is more of a Sketch Pad. Anything that interests me and I what I think is worth mentioning, I write it down here. I'm an artist and like many, we get our won version of artist's block so pardon the absence of substantially written and interesting articles, if there might be. That would either indicate:

1. My schedule is too hectic and even the best temptation (i this case my PC) can't draw me away from my job even if my life depended on it.
2. Nobody comments on my blog anymore which leads me to think that my taste music / TV / Movies etc. is the last thing on earth people would ever be prevailed upon to consult to/ with ( and this pretty much sucks).
3. An intergalactic royalty has abducted me, brought me to outer space and subject me to destitution.
4. The internet bores me (which would never happen).

Majority of the four would hardly happen so if you might see a lack of posts.. It's # 1.

More about ME! My favorite topic. Hahahaha. So, to make things easier for me, I'm putting up a list of random things about me. I'm planning to go til 100. Wish me luck!

30 Random Things You Didn't Need To Know About Me

1. I had the worst case of allergies (due to chicken and shrimp) when I was 13. I'm still allergic to chicken. And shrimp.
2. I am a compulsive list maker.
3. It is hard for me to not dance after I watch a musical.
4. I like the color red MORE ever since I watched American Beauty.
5. My mom thinks I'll never get married because I'm too much of a fickle.
6. My hands are as small as a 5th grader's.
7. I get embarrassed for people on tv and have to change the channel
8. I love falling asleep in just a towel after a shower
9. If I start doing something, I never stop working until its finished.
10. When I was 10, I drove my uncle's brand new motorcycle to the creek. My dad paid for the damages and I wasn't allowed to eat my favourite ChocNut for a month.
11. I give the worst and cheesiest jokes you'll ever hear in your precious life.
12. Its hard for me to maintain eye contact so most people think I'm lying.
13. In my whole school life, I was # 13 in the list for 7 years straight.
14. My right eye is a little bit smaller than my left.
15. I have the fullest lips. Not to brag, but my old friends used to call me Little Angie. Haha.
16. I horde notebooks. I still have a Batman notebook I never used
17. I can spend almost a day in the bookstore reading and choosing books I know I'll never buy.
18. Sylvester (from Looney toons) was my favorite cartoon. I wished Tweety was dead.
19. My brother and I are each other's best friends and best enemies.
20. My neighbor and I used to play pranks on this bitchy little rich kid next door by giving her spoiled berries and trick her to eat it.
21. It takes me almost 30 minutes to get a ride home because I always want a backseat i the Jeepney (our mode of transpo here in the Phils.)
22. When I was a kid, the only reason why I ask my mom to buy my barbies was so I can make voodoo dolls, and the headless bodies will get married with my Justice league action figures.
23. I love anything strawberry.
24. I hate ears cause they're just the right size and look prettier than the rest of my face.
25. I always jump into my bed
26. "Ice Ice Baby" started my love for dancing.
27. I never got a red mark on my report card. Ever.
28. I could make a library of novels out of all the Romance / Adventure / Thriller / Drama stories I've written in my mind.
29. I wish my nose looked like Kiera Knightley's. Damn it I wish it were.
30. I never go out of the house without my bag. Even If it doesn't carry anything, I'd still bring it.

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New track by Pussycat Dolls and Missy titled Whatcha Think About That off their new album Doll Domination. Check it out and enjoy and if you read from some blogs that they got this exclusive don’t believe them, just say thanks to Z!

You can actually hear the other girls!...
Not sure if the song is a potential 2nd single or if it is just another leaked song. Might not be a good choice for a single with Danity Kane putting out "Bad Girl" with Missy also...

Either way, worth a listen to hear Missy reference Katy Perry: "Up in that club it's just me and my girls/play like Katy Perry, kissing on girls"

Kings of Leon 's new video, Sex On Fire

Click here to view the video in YouTube {as it the embed was disabled by request}

I am so glad they didn't do a direct interpretation of the lyrics. One of their best vids yet. Someone make some gifs outta the slapping, the water falling, and holding Caleb down on the table please.

What would be rap without his beat and his big square kick? Does reggae without his big low one purr?
For the rap, I see two essays frankly succeed. Personally, I find that the two continuous ones to ring very rap, with the same tension in a repetitive riff.
A pretty title of this surprise rapper.

I'm not kidding there. The Smith's HOW SOON IS NOW has a new remix by Mark Ronson, the sought-after producer and turntablist.


Just keep on chewing that. Click click click.


First and foremost, the Insane Mix of Vampire Weekend's Walcott is INSANE, I'm telling you. Looking forward to more from where that came from.

This is coming second hand from a tip, apparently there is a Vampire Weekend remix album in the works by none other than my bejeweled princes of funk, Chromeo

Anyways, I hope it’s true… Heres some Vampire Weekend remixes to tie you over for the mean time.
And they are up for downloads. Click click click.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Along with the success of Ne-yo's album and single Closer, here is the 2nd video released for the song Miss Independent.
Check it out!

Following the successful feature film 'Paris, je t'aime' that opened the 2006 'Un Certain Regard' section of the Cannes Film Festival and was distributed worldwide, we are thrilled to present 'New York, I Love You'. 12 filmmakers will direct a short film (5 minutes) illustrating the universal theme of encountering love within the five boroughs of New York City. 'Paris, je t'aime' has proven to be a wonderfully creative experience for all the talents involved. Internationally acclaimed directors such as the Coen brothers, Alexander Payne, Gus Van Sant, Alfonso Cuaron, Wes Craven, Walter Salles, Tom Tykwer, and artists among which Elijah Wood, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Natalie Portman, Nick Nolte, Gena Rowlands, Gérard Depardieu truly enjoyed this enjoyable and inspiring project. We now think Newyorkers need a little love before heading to China.

Hey guys, I'm not being racist here. Just found this video over the net. Thought it was a laugh, so I posted it here. Don't take it too seriously!


The Faint, Ani Difranco, The Henry Clay People, Franz Ferdinand, and More!

the faint

ani difranco

the henry clay people

the henry clay people

franz ferdinand

nicole atkins and the sea


gentleman reg

sufjan stevens
Play: wolverine

alejandro escovedo

martha berner


No-one on the corner has swagger like us.

Which one of them has got the most? 

                     ( Link 2 : via zshare)

Finally: the "Britney Spears takes over culture" thing is pretty much over, but even after both an All Folked Up feature and a (Re)Covered revisit, her songs continue to crop up everywhere that indie hipsters crave irony...

Today's evidence comes from The Portland Cello Project, which finally hit stores this week after months of slow-burning hype. I'm by no means the first to notice The Portland Cello Project, and technically, they're not folk, either -- critics are calling the guest-vocalist-with-multiple-cello sound chamber pop; their myspace page lists them as indie/classical/rock. Listen through their whole self-titled debut, though, and you may think you've discovered yet another new folk, akin to the experimentation of, say, Abigail Washburn's Sparrow Quartet project (which also features cellist Ben Sollee).

The album tracks each feature collaboration from the Pacific Northwest indiefolk crowd, including star turns from Loch Lomond's Ritchie Young and indiefolk darling Laura Gibson; I especially like the delicate indietune Under Glass, and Stay, a wonderful, plucked-sting acoustic waltz with guest Anna Fritz. Captain Obvious gets cred for picking the Gibson and Under Glass for sampling. And PCP gets TOTAL bonus points here for a secret, hidden covertrack, which sets the Mario Brothers theme song to a classical ensemble sound, and then slowly buries it in a faux-military drumroll -- that no other blogger has mentioned that says what it needs to about how most critics listen to label freebies, sadly.

Whatever you call it, this is surprisingly solid, listenable music, covering a huge range of pleasurable soundscape; though it's among the more upbeat and fun songs on the album, their version of Toxic still comes across as authentic, not just some marching band cover. And since the Britney covers always bring a smile, and given the increasing prevalence of cello in folk music, I'll allow it just this once. With a few other recent Britney covers scavenged from the webs that fall on the edge of folk: Sia's delicate acoustic version of Gimme More, and French-Israeli singer-songwriter Yael Naim's ubiquitous pop-folktronic Toxic, just in case you haven't heard it. And so the trend continues.

CLICK the songs to download.

    * Portland Cello Project: Toxic (orig. Britney Spears)
    * Yael Naim: Toxic (orig. Britney Spears)
    * Sia: Gimme More (orig. Britney Spears)

RADIOHEAD, KINGS OF LEON, GIRL TALK, CSS, SIA, NICOLE ATKINS and more rocked out at the  All Points West Festival. Too bad I didn't get to go to all shows this year's festival. A friend told me that RADIOHEAD was effin' awesome and they played a long set. *which made me feel sooo BAD. Anyway, here are some of the best songs from the ALL POINTS WEST events. Hope you enjoy this list. So waddaya think?








Nicole Atkins and The Sea

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I saw the pilot online, but it was the first version (one of the characters has since been re-cast) and it wasn't completely edited. Some parts were pretty dumb but other parts were cool, I'll watch, I like the premise. They use good, bluesy music on the soundtrack, I like the credits song. Has anyone read the books?

True Blood Preview and Interview with Creator Alan Ball

HBO: After 'Six Feet Under,' making a show about vampires is a bit of a departure — what can viewers expect from 'True Blood?'

Alan Ball: It's based on a series of books written by Charlaine Harris, and it takes place in a world where vampires have made their presence known to humans.

They've come out of the coffin, so to speak, because of the development by a Japanese biotech firm of synthetic blood for medical purposes, which the vampires claim fulfills all of their nutritional needs. So they've organized, and they're struggling for assimilation and for equal rights.

That's sort of the big-world picture, and then in the small world of the show, which is a very small town in northern Louisiana, there is a waitress who works in a roadhouse, and she's telepathic, which has been a seriously debilitating pain in the ass for her. Everybody thinks she's crazy. She has no social life because of this, and then she meets a vampire. And because, technically, he has no brainwaves, she doesn't really hear his thoughts. So for the first time in her entire life, she can relax and be herself and not be on guard about hearing people's private, innermost things.

And then there's a huge array of other characters; it's a really fun show. I remember when I was first pitching it, I said, ''This is popcorn TV for smart people.''

HBO: How did you discover these books and decide they'd make a great HBO series?

Alan Ball: I was early for a dentist appointment, and I had some time to kill. I went into Barnes and Noble, and I just bought this book on impulse. It was just a little paperback, and on the cover, the tagline said, ''Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend wasn't such a good idea.'' I thought it was kind of funny. I started reading it that night, and I couldn't put it down. And the minute I was done with it, I wanted to read the next one. And I really got addicted. It's just such a fun world, and she really nailed so many things: They're very sexy, they're hilarious, there's a lot of interesting sociology. I'm from the South, and it was a very authentic look at the South. It's the kind of book you think, ''I'm going to read one chapter before I go to bed, and you read six.''

HBO: What do you think fans of 'Six Feet Under' will like about 'True Blood'?

Alan Ball: I think they will like the quality of the performances. It's another amazing cast, who are just doing really spectacular work. It's very sexy, and it's very funny. There's a lot of dark humor. It certainly goes places that I've never seen a series go before. It's not as existentially exhausting as Six Feet Under was, maybe, but ultimately, it's similar terrain in that it's really just exploring the human condition... and the vampire condition, since vampires are not really human anymore.

HBO: With all the vampire films and shows that have been made, how have you set 'True Blood' apart?

Alan Ball: There's a lot of gray area; the vampires are just like humans. Nobody's a hundred percent good, nobody's a hundred percent bad. There's also the aspect that an entire subculture springs up around the vampires. There are people who are called ''fang bangers'' who basically just want to hook up with vampires because apparently sex with vampires is really good. Vampire blood is kind of the hot black-market drug. If you ingest vampire blood, it's like a combination of ecstasy and Viagra — it gives you incredible strength. But it's also incredibly dangerous and incredibly addictive. Plus the fact that it's a vampire show that's taking place in such a mundane location. It's not New Orleans; it's not Anne Rice. One of my rules is: I don't ever want to hear opera music in the show, ever. We're staying away from the Baroque things. We're staying away from the standard, supernatural blue light. We're staying away from vampires having strange contact lenses. We're staying away from any sort of special effects that become the focus. I just want to give my actors fangs and let them act. What is it like to be immortal, to have lost everybody you love? To yearn for your humanity?

HBO: What was it like to adapt this series from the book, as opposed to creating something entirely original?

Alan Ball: In a lot of ways, an adaptation can be easier. One of the great things I discovered once we started turning Charlaine's books into a series is that her books are so successful because those stories work. The books are narrated from Sookie Stackhouse's point of view — the character that Anna Paquin is playing — and we're just sticking to her story. Now, the other characters in the world that don't really appear in the books, except when they're in her story, we're taking them and creating new things for them to do. But in a lot of ways Charlaine has done a lot of the heavy lifting already by creating this world and these characters. At the same time, I think, when you're just creating an original world, then you really have the freedom to just go anywhere. That being said, though, once I got into the second or third, fourth season of 'Six Feet Under,' there was a logic that you couldn't break. You couldn't just have this character do this because it would make a good story. We had established the psychology and a sort of character that had to remain true.

HBO: Does recasting someone else's work expand your horizons as a storyteller?

Alan Ball: I think working in television is great because you're always learning. The fact that you have to keep telling a big chapter of that story every two weeks, you're always learning. I tend to be drawn towards material that has a sensibility that, while it may not match my own original sensibility, it's very much in the same ballpark.
if it's anywhere as awesome as six feet under, i'll watch it.

Sources: Youtube and HBO

Following the release of soul artist John Legend's New Album GREEN LIGHT, is the music video the single (same title). The video starts with John Legend solitarily playing the piano in an upbeat party---the rest goes uphill from there.
I hope you enjoy this video (as I did)!

Stand up to Cancer Charity Single "Just Stand Up"
available for purchase on iTunes Sept. 2nd

The track features Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Leona Lewis, LeAnn Rimes, Miley Cyrus, and Carrie Underwood.

This charity single for the 'Stand up to Cancer' foundation features some of music's biggest female artists vocals for a good cause to raise awareness and monetary donations for cancer and cancer research. I ask everyone who wants this song to download it though a legal mp3 download site or program like iTunes. It would be a shame to see a lot of people download this song illegally when it goes to such a great cause.

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No pics of Jennie, Shannen or Tori

This will be a photo gallery only so... you be the judge of the new cast of the former hit show of the 90's.

ORIGINAL CAST SAYS: "You Aint No Competition! We Put 90210 on the Map and We Can Take it Back!"

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Pictured: Dustin Milligan as Ethan Ward (above) and AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi

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Why do I love this show so much already?

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Pictured: Tristan Wilds as Dixon

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Pictured: Jessica Stroup as Silver

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Pictured: Lori Loughlin as Celia

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Pictured: Michael Steger as Navid

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Pictured: Rob Estes as Harry Wilson

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Pictured: Ryan Eggold as Ryan Matthews

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Pictured: Shenae Grimes as Annie Wilson

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Pictured: Jessica Walter as Tabitha

After a the usual Sunday schedule of family crappy bonding, I gotta put the mention in for Lykke Li. I know everyone's already fallen in love and is holding out rings, but i gotta admit so have I. Her album "Youth Novels" gets put on repeat at my drain-bamaging hell of a day and makes sundays a whole lot easier. So many of the tracks are great, so i was poised at which to post, just enjoy this one...

To make a mountain of your life is just a choice.
But I never learned enough to listen to the voice.....

I adore this New York band. Such a mighty three-piece. Really distinctive individual musicians & great chemistry between them. Dream lineup. Brilliant vocals by Matthew Caws.

I'd LOVE to see them rip it up live!

Thanks to my good friend Rosan, who introduced me to this group a few years back. ^^,


 Always Love Music Video

Download: Nada Surf- Always Love

John Legend is on with another hit. I love this track! I don't know about you but I enjoy this new style John Legend is incorporating. Add Andre 3000 to the mix and you have a winner! Below are variousversions of Green light, the original, the one with Andre 3000 and the MSTRKRFT remix. I added his track with Kanye West, I Used to Love You as a bonus. Tell me how you liked the song!

What is up with the Periodic-inspired costumes?

Is the Gossip Girl cast fed up with all the absurd labels they wear on the show that they opted to go PERIODIC?

I know many of us will disagree on this. But worry not, it's part of an episode for the new season.
{It’s a My Fair Lady reference with a Eliza Dolittle pre (Blair) & post (Serena) make-over.}

Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester go back in time as they step out on-set in period costumes in New York City on Thursday.

Blake’s costume looks way more chic and sophisticated than Leighton’s. Poor Leighton looks like a ragged Mary Poppins!

The second season of Gossip Girl starts off with a bang @ 8PM ET/PT on Monday, September 1.

(what are your thoughts?)
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This Is My American Prayer
Song written by Bono and Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart
Forest Whitaker
Amy Keys
Macy Gray
Jason Alexander
Colbie Caillat
Whoopi Goldberg
Joss Stone
Buju Banton
Ann Marie Calhoun
Barry Manilow
Linda Perry
Cyndi Lauper
Sergio Mendes
Herbie Hancock
Mike Bradford
Margaret Cho
Cindy Gomez
Joan Baez
Pamela Anderson
Peter & Gordon
Sierra Swan
Nadirah X
Perez Hilton (eww??)

This doesn't beat my grandma's YES WE CAN!

And here's is Barack Obama's Reply. (Tell Me What You Think!)


Estelle has been on the receiving end of great reviews and acclaim since releasing her second album 'Shine' this year, but now the singer has revealed which other artists get her attention.

The British R&B star has now compiled her top 15 tracks and also spoken a little about each song.

1 - Stevie Wonder - Seems So Long.
"A good friend of mine put me on to this song...its one of the realest lyrics ever written"

More of her favorite songs under the cut!

2 - Carl Anderson - Buttercup
"A song I related to very strongly at one time on my life."

3 - The Kinks - She Got Everything
"Gorgeous musical arrangements and so fresh even today."

4 - Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
"Listen to it loudly on a Sunday afternoon - trust me - one word - amazing."

5 - John Legend - Again.
"Haunting beautifully crafted piece of music."

6 - Feist - Gatekeeper
"She's a dope songwriter and has a sweet voice...almost makes me cry."

7 - Terri Walker - The One That Got Away
"One of my sisters is in the industry - I love this song for the way she sung it... beautiful lyrics also."

8 - Kanye West - Never Let Me Down
"This was my personal theme tune the year it came out! I don't think I'll ever hear Jay Z rap this hard again. Kanye gave him something to bet on..."

9 - Amy Winehouse - Fuck Me Pumps
"Said what we've all been dying to say...from a very slept on first album!"

10 - Jay-Z - Feelin It ft Mecca

11 - The Killers - When You Were Young
"The lyrics are so true of what some women go through... and the rises and falls in the arrangements are nothing short of genius future classic..."

12 - Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrel - I'll Never Stop Loving You
"This is just fire...turn it up LOUD play it over and over..."

13 - Marvin Gaye - All The Way Around
"I never quite got why Marvin was so special till my best friend Ahmed put me on to this song. His delivery…even though he's singing about a woman who can't be controlled - in a negative way, the way he sung it, you kinda wanna be the woman he's talking about...soooo sexy!"

14 - Elkie Brooks - If You Leave Me Now
"Gorgeous...simple love song..definitely stands the test of time."

15 - Ella Fitzgerald - Lady is a Tramp
"Audrey Pepa!! Need I say more!"

In other news, September 15th will see the release of next single 'Pretty Please (Love Me)' featuring Cee-Lo - you can watch the video here or play it seperately and download.


Download Estelle's Pretty Please (Love Me) feat. Cee-Lo

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Comments and thanks are appreciated :]


It's no secret that magazines and other media outlets use Photoshop to make their cover models look "just so," but is lightening or color correcting a photograph the same as completely changing the way a person looks? Is this practice of over-photoshopping contributing to damaged body images of Americans?

Kate Hudson

W Magazine turned a golden goddess Kate Hudson into the ice queen on its September 2008 cover. W is claiming that the image is an actual photograph of Kate Hudson. We're sure it is, but it looks like the photo editors glossed it over and slicked it up in Photoshop. The image also bears an uncanny resemblance to photographer Patrick Demarchelier's 1994 Harper's Bazaar cover photograph of Nadja Auermann. So perhaps W is guilty of more than just changing someone's face. Way to be creative ... stealing someone else's idea and using it on one of your biggest issues of the year.

Miley Cyrus

Caution: Objects may be larger than they appear. In this case it appears that Seventeen magazine used Photoshop to place Miley Cyrus' head on a smaller body. Does this petite 15-year-old really need to appear smaller? It also looks as if they elongated her front teeth and somehow inverted her arms. Or did they do that pose on purpose? That must have been an uncomfortable photo shoot.

Dane Cook

Funnyman Dane Cook has recently been complaining about the movie posters for his ssoon-to-be-released flick 'My Best Friend's Girl.' A few of Cook's complaints are: "The left side of my face seems to be melting off of my skull. It looks like I'm wearing Maybelline Water Shine Diamonds Liquid Lipstick. It's no secret that I'm more rugged facially due to a drunken visit by the teen acne fairy, but according to this poster I've got perfect porcelain flesh." You missed one Dane: where is the scar on your eyebrow?

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt was splashed on the cover of US Weekly showing off her 18-pound weight loss, claiming that she lost the weight in 10 weeks. Skeptics are saying Jen used the "Photoshop diet" to shed those pounds. Bloggers have been calling her a hypocrite after her statement when she defended her weight gain on her website: "I know what I look like, and so do my friends and family. And like all women out there should, I love my body.To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini -- put it on and stay strong. XoxoJLH".

Jennifer Hudson

On her new album cover, singer and actress Jennifer Hudson seems to have melted away at the midriff. Jennifer has refused to comment on her new cover.

Milla Jovovich

Ukrainian actress and model Milla Jovovich is not the 13-year-old model she used to be. Can someone please tell Lucky magazine that it's OK to look your age?

Jessica Simpson

In its September 2008 issue, Elle decided to chop up (lumberjack) Jessica Simpson for the cover. It appears as if the editors chipped away at her waist and part of her left thigh and buttocks. They somehow also made her hair as wide as her hips.

James Franco

James Franco is glowing on the September cover of GQ. What exactly makes a man glow like that?

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama has discovered the fountain of youth. On this month's cover of Ebony she doesn't have a single line on her face. Her skin is so beautiful anyway, there was no need to make it unnatural.

Vanessa Hudgens

Teen Vogue allowed Vanessa Hudgens to look her age on its September cover. She looks natural and very much like herself. There is some shadowing underneath her eyes in the photo on the right, but that's nothing that a fill light wouldn't take care of. We think this cover is the least Photoshopped of the month.

Mischa Barton

At first we thought this was a photo of Mischa Barton's wax figure on Marie Claire's UK cover, because apparently her skin has a shiny plastic coating.

Blake Lively

'Gossip Girl's' Blake Lively has reportedly been unhappy with recent magazine photographs, but we think she looks beautiful on the September 2008 cover of Cosmopolitan. Her hair is wider than her hips, too, but nonetheless ...

Tyra Banks

Harper's Bazaar might have made a few minor changes, but Tyra Banks still has it. She even looks great under the glare of flash bulbs (picture at right). The former professional model still knows what she is doing.


TMZ recently broke the news of the "bleached out " L'Oreal ad appearing in September's Elle and Allure magazines. We're comparing the ad to a more recent photo of Beyonce from May 6th. Her skin tone does appear lighter with blond hair than dark brown, but not that light. This week Essence magazine published the same ad from L'Oreal with a much darker-skinned starlet.

Knox and Vivenne

Tiny sleeping beauties Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline were recently splashed across the covers of two mags, People and Hello. Skeptics are claiming the smiling infants were Photoshopped. They argue that babies do not typically smile from external stimulation until they are 2 to 4 months old.
The millions paid by the magazines to the couple to secure the rights to the photos went to the pair's charity foundation.

I saw Superstar video on TV and I fell in love with it all over again... so I googled Lupe Fiasco.

Guess what I found?

A NEW TRACK! Over Hypetrak, I heard his new single Birds and Bees and I decided to post it here for your convenience. In this song, he teams up with Kanye West, setting the pace with the complex rhyme and Kanye makes it work with his heavy beat and soul reminiscent of his earlier work.

Bloc PartyIntimacy Album out now!

In Radiohead and The Raconteurs fashion, Bloc Party gives fans a sneak attack with their third album, Intimacy (presumably to avoid leaks — the band’s last effort, A Weekend in the City, hit the Net four months before its release date). Intimacy is available for pre-order right now at the band’s Website; downloads will be delivered on August 21st. The physical album copies aren't due til the 28th of October, will feature some tracks not available in the digital release. Can you say HOOOHH-YEAH?

Here is the tracklist for Intimacy

01 Ares
02 Mercury
03 Halo
04 Biko
05 Trojan Horse
06 Signs
07 One Month Off
08 Zephyrus
09 Better Than Heaven
10 Ion Square

Last week, I was keeping myself from posting torrents for the new album (in respect to the group's attempt to do keep it from happening). Now I totally can! So below are the various torrent links to download the album. Click to download.

Here are separate track of the album. Go forth, listen and download.

Play here: Bloc Party - Better than Heaven

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