Web junkie and musical man-whore John Mayer recently joined the hip masses over on Tumblr (the microblogging site for you grandparents out there), but now it seems he’s ditching his digital pals in favor of a web detox. Ol’ hunky bones has declared that he’ll be spending the first week of the New Year doing a self-designed “One Week Digital Cleanse,” by following these guidelines:
- Email only from laptop or desktop computers.
- cell phones can only be used to make calls, and no text messages or e-mails are allowed – if you receive a text, you must reply in voice over the phone. E-mails must be returned from a laptop or desktop computer.
- No use of Twitter or any other social networking site – this includes reading as well as posting.
- No visiting of any entertainment or gossip sites. (No need to detail which ones – you know what they are.)
John’s no stranger to the world wide web wasteland. The guy’s a self-proclaimed Blackberry addict, and he’s got an official website, two blogs (the one on his site and his Tumblr), a MySpace page, a Facebook page, and is a well known celebrity Twitter-er, with over 2.8 million fans and 2,800 tweets. In fact, just the day before his cleanse, John tweeted 10 times. Our guess is that after a week without hashtags, he’ll be pounding out 140 characters every 140 seconds. [Photo: GettyImages]
So that big movie about giant blue people with cat faces has already made almost as much money as that other movie by the same director about a giant boat that sinks with a bunch of beautiful people and things on board. That’s right: Avatar is a huge success, almost as huge as those unexplainable Stanford baby tees seen on Sigourney Weaver’s giant blue Avatar, which is clearly a mythical 7XL.
We saw Avatar a few days ago, and despite the furrowed expression left on our faces by the ungodly 3D glasses, we quite enjoyed it. For those of you out there (the infirm, the homeless) who haven’t seen it yet, this was definitely our favorite scene:
Fair enough, that’s not the exact scene, but basically it’s in the movie (and good news for Mel Gibson, they are equally as racist).
If, for whatever reason, you are hesitating joining the masses in sitting through this journey to a far off planet that kinda looks like our planet, only sh*t glow and floats and sh*t, perhaps this half-review/half-recap of the film by comedians Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel is what you’re looking for. The goal was simple: To go home right after the movie ended and film themselves giving a recap of Avatar. The result, less so: Joe made his right away, while Noah decided to tape his recap 7 days later, while hungover, at 6 in the morning.
Strangely, it’s the hungover version that makes way, way more sense. Language NSFW:
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves had us all fooled – we thought they were just a pair of laid-back, barefoot hippies, but they are in fact industrious baby-making machines. The insanely good-looking couple just welcomed baby number two into the world on January 3rd, a daughter named Vida.
The actor wrote on his awesomely named “J.K. Livin’” website, “Vida is Portuguese for ‘life,’ and that’s what God gave us.” Vida will join 17-month-old big bro Levi in the Alves-McConaughey drum circle. [Photo: GettyImages]
Lindsay Lohan had one rough 2009, but she’s determined to stay optimistic for the new year. Tweeting from her holiday vacation in St. Bart’s, she resolved—typos and all—”2010 is about moving forward, not backwards. Leaving the bad (people, habbits, and negative energy behind) time to make changes-right!?!” In honor of her desire for less negative energy, try not to read much into her wearing the same skimpy bikini two days in a row. She is promising “more (but positive-LOHAN MAYHEM!!!!!!!!),” after all.
See more of Lindsay’s half-naked tropical adventures in the gallery below.
[Photos: Splash News Online/.com]
Jennifer Lopez has always impressed us with how short she hems her skirts, how deep she plunges her necklines and the creative uses of double-sided tape she employs to reduce boob-spillage. But who knew she would blow our minds while wearing an outfit that covered 99% of her body?
While we sat at home on New Years Eve (in yoga pants) watching Ryan Seacrest and his dropping ball, we noticed that Lopez, who performed that night in Times Square, was dressed in a shiny bodysuit and Cousin It-inspired fuzzy coat. It might have been the champagne, but we had to stare deeply into that bodysuit to figure out that she was not actually naked. For a mother of two she looks amazing, and we think it’s great that she’s finally embracing speed-skater chic. New trend in ’10? [Photo: GettyImages]
Check out more views in the gallery below.
The 2009 edition of the never not-average New Year’s Rockin’ Eve featured numerous highs and lows (actually it didn’t, the event’s interestingometer hasn’t fluctuated in its 85-year existence, but I needed something to write before just posting this pic of Jennifer Lopez in a skin-tight vagina-flaunting catsuit), but amidst the Daughtry performances and other people I mistook for Daughtry, Jennifer Lopez appeared in a skin-tight vagina-flaunting catsuit:
It looks like something a Cirque du Soleil performer would wear while rubbing their crotch in your face as you think to yourself “I spent too much money on this for it to qualify as skeevy — I’m being arted on!”
After the jump, the corresponding pic of J-Lo’s ass. A comedian once told me that it is in fact big:
Howard Stern Show regular Artie Lange was hospitalized over the weekend, and while the web is abuzz with rumors about how he landed there, his boss is staying silent. On the air today, Howard declined to comment on Artie’s condition out of respect for the comic’s privacy, saying only, “Artie has given this show tremendous moments of great comedy. He’s a tremendous contributor. He is a good man. Don’t forget how great he is.”
Stern also addressed the web rumor that popular guest and former “SNL” star Jim Breur would take Artie’s spot on the show. “Absolutely false,” the host stated adamantly. “I don’t know where that comes from.”
Artie – who has been absent fromthe show in recent weeks – has very publicly battled addictions to drugs, alcohol and food, and revealed in his 2008 bestselling book Too Fat To Fish that he once attempted suicide. He’s also the funniest part about the show these days (Sorry Sal and Richard) and we hope that he’s able to tackle his demons and resume his spot next to Howard soon. [Photo: GettyImages]
Dreadlocked American Idol contestant Jason Castro revealed his marriage to girlfriend Mandy Mayhall on Twitter over the weekend. Castro proposed last Halloween weekend—in costume!—at a Sooners game in Oklahoma. Tweeted the singer, “yesterday I married the girl of my dreams…it couldn’t have been more perfect! Now, honeymoooon!!! ” Sounds like it could have been a little better healthwise, though, judging from the posts before (“Theraflu and bed. goodnight world, goodbye sickness!”) and after (“Oh gosh this medicine is rockin my stomach…Haha I’m hoping for a smooth flight!”).
Castro, who made it to Idol‘s Final Four in 2008 on the strength of his acoustic ballads before imploding with a hysterical rendition of “I Shot The Sheriff,” will release his debut album in March. Check out the gallery for pics of the couple, as well as one of his proposal (those are Beauty & The Beast costumes, fyi).
There’s using Autotune, and then there’s sounding like a dude with a tracheotomy recording an R&B single with one of those buzzing throat devices — guess which category Flavor Flav’s new single “I’ll Never Let You Go” falls into! If you guessed the write-in category of “No Word In That Sentence Makes Any Conceivable Sense,” you are the winner of the Guessing Award.
I’m sure this is somehow VH1′s fault.
Warren Beatty has lashed out a new biography that claims the Bonnie & Clyde actor had sex with approximately 12,775 women. “A figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on,” author Peter Biskind told the New York Post. “Other media should not repeat things from the book on the assumption that they are true or that the book is an authorized biography,” Beatty’s lawyer told the Huffington Post. Can we repeat them on the assumption they are awesome?
While no one denies Beatty was a playboy before settling down with Annette Bening in the early ’90s, excerpts from Biskind’s book are juicy enough to explain why he’s not accepting the high-fives. Details include Jane Fonda‘s ability to “virtually unhinge her jaw,” Beatty propositioning a very pregnant singer Carole King out of scientific curiosity and Fran Drescher declining a threeway with him and Isabelle Adjani—not exactly the stuff that snags you a Lifetime Achievement trophies at Hollywood award ceremonies (at least the ones on TV). Biskind’s book, Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America, comes out this week.