It was the performance of a lifetime. Absolute genius, no doubt about it. As the batshit über-douche Alien in Harmony Korrine’s groundbreaking Spring Breakers, James Franco was absolutely untethered from reality, looser and more fun than he’s been in any role in recent memory. No less an authority than Werner Herzog said that his performance made De Niro in Taxi Driver look like a kindergartener, and that the film was the most important film of the decade. So it’s really no surprise that Spring Breakers’ distributor A24 have released a minute-long cut reminding us of his well-rounded and mesmerising performance as Alien. Watch it and relive the magic. And think about it: If he DOES get nominated, what a FABULOUS catagory Supporting Actor is going to be this year. Jared vs James vs Jonah vs Fassy vs Bradley Cooper. WOW. Not a dud in the bunch. (via WeTheUrban)
Whether you’re a good person who genuinely wants to help others, or just looking for a quickie end-of-the-year tax write-off, we’ve got a daily list charitable donations for you to make this holiday season. Today’s organization is another one close to our hearts. It’s the Lower East Side Girls Club in Manhattan, whose Associate Executive Director, Jenny Dembrow, is a longtime friend of WOW. The Lower Eastside Girls Club provides a place where girls and young women 8-23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health and leadership programs we provide girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future.
The Girls Club also runs several social venture businesses that offer job training and employment opportunities for teens and young mothers: The Art+Community Gallery, La Tiendita Fair Trade and Girl Made Gift Shop at the Essex Market, Celebrate Cafe, and the Sweet Things Bake Shop.
The new Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community is a $20 million 30,000 sq foot state of the art ‘green’ building that will serve hundreds of economically disadvantaged girls and their families! Read more about it here.
Suggested Donation Amounts:
$75.00 – Purchases supplies for our after school center
$125.00 – Pays for a week of dance and art classes
$250.00 – Sponsors a month of tutoring for a teen
$500.00 – Underwrites seven weeks of Summer Camp for a girl
$1,500.00 – Be a patron: covers a year of programs for a girl
$5,000.00 Names a stair in our new 30,000 sq ft building!
Oh my GAWWWWWD, he’s so fucking cool. He’s like that friend of your older brother that you always crushed on and followed around hoping he’d pay attention to you. If you have any lingering ideas that Jared Leto is just a pretentious douche, watch this and dispense with them POST-HASTE, SIR.
1. (Sings) “Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga men have named you…” Gagalada steps out in London wearing a poncho with the face of the Mona Lisa on it. Is she warm, is she real, Lady Gaga? Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art?
2. Not to be outdone, Katy Perry wraps herself in a bolt of fabric she found in the bargain bin at JoAnn Fabrics at The Ninth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani in NYC.
3. Mariah Carey does that thing where she points to the invisible note she’s singing, while pre-taping her performance for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in New York.
4. “Zees ees where the TREE TEEEETIES go!” Jean-Paul Gaultier poses with a Christmas tree at the 18th Edition of ‘Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs’ at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris.
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man
Capital Cities – Safe & Sound
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
Eminem feat. Rihanna – The Monster
Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly – Cruise
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Imagine Dragons – Demons
Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – Suit & Tie
Katy Perry – Roar
Lady Gaga – Applause
Lorde – Royals
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
OneRepublic – Counting Stars
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason
Rihanna – Stay
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines
Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble
Will.I.Am feat. Britney Spears – Scream And Shout
But no “What Does the Fox Say”/ Shameful… (via Towleroad)