If you saw Cee Lo Green’s triumphant Grammy performance of “Forget You” with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Muppets while dressed like a gay peacock, you understand that VH1′s February Posted artist likes to have fun. Knowing this, sit back, relax and enjoy this very special Gif Wall which features the Lady Killer recreating famous memes (The Dramatic Chipmunk, anyone?), pumping his fist like he’s the fourth member of the Jersey Shore MVP Posse, and much, much more.
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Kanye West was conspicuously absent from the 2011 Grammy Awards ceremony this weekend, most likely because his stunning new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, won’t be Grammy eligible until next year. Well, the Grammy’s loss is the NBA All-Star Game’s gain, as word has just broken that Yeezy and Rihanna will be performing that album’s masterful centerpiece, “All Of The Lights,” during halftime on Sunday. Rumors of this exciting development broke first on the dirt digging sports blog Deadspin this morning, but our friends over at MTV’s Rap Fix just confirmed that the collaboration will indeed be happening.
In slightly less exciting news, Josh Groban is set to perform the national anthem before the game. Will you be watching?
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I think we’re all in agreement that Stefon, the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update city correspondent, is quickly becoming one of the show’s all-time most beloved and hilarious characters. So it was no surprise that when David Letterman invited Bill Hader on the Late Show last night, one of the first things Dave asked him about was the origins of the man who introduced us to human suitcases and Teddy Graham people. We weren’t surprised to hear that our old BWE friend, John Mulaney, played an integral role in not only bringing the Asian Balki enthusiast to life, but also in ensuring that Hader never makes it through a Stefon segment without cracking up. Tranny Oakley would be proud!
In a wide-ranging interview with ace Rolling Stone reporter Vanessa Grigoriadis, the Biebs was asked (and, shockingly, decided to answer) the kinds of questions that are generally reserved for politicians running for office, not 16 year-old pop stars. When asked about a woman’s right to choose, the “Baby” singer clearly stated that “I really don’t believe in abortion.” Being the savvy reporter that she is, Grigoriadis sensed she was onto something and pushed him further, asking him if he felt the same way in the case of a woman being raped. That prompted the following reply from Bieber: “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”
Quicker than you can say “Baby, baby, baby ohhh,” Bieber opened up an industrial-sized can of worms, possibly altering the trajectory of the rest of his career. Or will it? Does it make you more likely to boo Justin Bieber knowing that his political views skew to the right? Or, perhaps, does it make you find him even more attractive, knowing he’s down with conservatives? Or do the views of pop stars — particularly those who may or may not already have pubes — not matter one iota to you when their mp3 comes up on shuffle? Hit us up on Twitter (@TheFABLife) or in the comments and let us know.
Egads, are your ears still ringing after this weekend’s Saturday Night Live? For whatever reason, the Russell Brand hosted episode was one of the shoutiest since the days of Chris Farley, which has left my cochlea buzzing for the last few days. It’s sort of a shame, really, because I am normally quite fond of Russell Brand’s work and was excited to see what he would do when adhering to the rules of sketch comedy. His monologue was one of the best in quite a long time, but the rest of the episode was tainted by the sheer volume of his shrill accent. While I still feel that Get Him To The Greek is an underrated work, I fear that this weekend’s hosting duties turned me off the prospect of going to see Arthur*.
However, Brand (and the cast’s) general shoutiness was NOT the worst part of the episode. Nope, that honor rests with the SNL music booker’s decision to give the stage to Chris Brown on what, for all intents and purposes, was the two-year anniversary of the night he beat the sh*t out of Rihanna. Yes yes, I am a firm believer in second chances, the power of forgiveness, turning the other cheek and all that jive, but this decision by Lorne and his bookers was tone-deaf at best and downright offensive at worst (especially considering the subject matter of Chris Brown’s second song, in which he sang “You already know what time it is / Reach up in the dresser where the condoms is” and promised/threatened to “Leave it in all night”). Ew!
UPDATE (6:25pm): Sorry Dave Letterman, but the cover’s been spoiled. If you want to know who landed it, we’ve got the winner after the jump.
While the 2011 Oscars won’t be held for another few weeks, tomorrow is the day that’s known in supermodel circles as the “Bikini Oscars.” Yes, that’s right, the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits newsstands tomorrow, marking a day that is loathed by shrewish librarians, dreaded by cashiers at drugstores nationwide, and revered by horny dudes the world over.
Sure, the widespread prevalence of internet porn has stolen some of the luster away from what used to be regarded as the Fourth of July for masturbators, but that doesn’t mean that Sports Illustrated has lost its power to turn famous, barely clothed supermodels into slightly MORE famous, barely clothed supermodels. Take, for instance, Brooklyn Decker, who went from being a really hot bikini model in print magazines to being a really hot bikini model in major motion pictures after she landed the cover last year! If that isn’t proof positive that landing the cover of of the Swimsuit Issue can change a gorgeous young woman’s life, I don’t know what is.
So, with that said, who will be this year’s Brooklyn Decker? Take a highly unscientific, wildly biased and possibly offensive look at the seventeen candidates for the crown in our FABLife gallery below. Will it be the woman who escorted Lady Gaga to the Grammys in an egg yesterday, Anne V? Could former Victoria’s Secret model Izabel Goulart end up being the face that launched a thousand boners? Or will Brooklyn Decker be a repeat winner, putting her well on her way towards being this generation’s Elle MacPherson? WE! DON’T! KNOW!
You know the old saying, “If you like it, then you should put a ring on it”? Well, hate to inform you but that’s so last decade, y’all. When VH1′s own Janell Snowden caught up with Glee stars Kevin McHale and Matthew Morrison on the red carpet of the Grammys last night, we got the firsthand scoop that something a little more kinky has emerged on the scene in 2011.
In case you missed his outfit last night, McHale — who you’ll know as the wheelchair-bound Artie Abrams on America’s hottest TV show — was wearing a holster-ish accessory over his shoulders. “It’s a little S&M meets James Bond,” he explained to Janell. “I’m promoting Rihanna’s new single ["S&M"]. I just need to see her and tell her we can put a leash on it.” Hi-yo!
This year’s Grammy Awards were very good to Lady Antebellum and Arcade Fire (winners of Song/Record of the Year and Album Of The Year, respectively). They were not, however, quite as good to the ten people that you’ll see below. Whereas the likes of Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez scored high in our gallery of the Top 15 Sexiest Grammy Awards outfits, we had some reservations about some of the fashion choices made by Lady Gaga, Kate Hudson, Cee Lo Green, Lenny Kravitz and more this evening. Sure, some of these outfits weren’t meant to be taken seriously (hi Cee Lo!), but they still had us scratching our heads and asking ourselves, “WTF?!?”
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Did you miss Lady Gaga? Ha ha, that was a trick question! Get it? Because she never went away. That said, it remains clear that we’re in the early stages of what will surely be a new and possibly more intense phase of Gagamania.
It was just two days ago that Lady Gaga dropped “Born This Way,” the first single and title track off her new LP; not surprisingly, the song shot straight to the top of the iTunes Singles Chart. Tonight, she arrived at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for tonight’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in the most unusual fashion. Yes, that’s right, Lady Gaga showed up for the Grammys in an egg.
Yesterday afternoon, the dirt digging sports blog Deadspin published a story called “The Somewhat Romantic Story Of Mark Sanchez And A 17-Year-Old Girl,” a not-so-heartfelt tale of a recent romantic dalliance between the handsome New York Jets quarterback and a Connecticut high school student. While Deadspin only referred to the girl as E.K., this morning the New York Post outed the student as Eliza Kruger, a “sexy rich girl” (their words, not ours) whose father is, in the words of Business Insider, “super-rich hedge funder” Chip Kruger.
According to Deadspin, Eliza Kruger first met the 24 year-old Mark Sanchez on New Year’s Eve at the Manhattan nightclub Lavo. The two exchanged digits and the textual flirting went from there. Eventually, Sanchez and Kruger went on a date at the famed sushi joint Nobu, after which the pair returned to Sanchez’s New Jersey home and “hooked up.” After the deed, she snapped some pictures of Sanchez’s bedroom, which Deadspin published.