#BornThisDay: Fred Astaire


May 10th, 1899- Fred Astaire. The Husband comes down firmly in the Gene Kelly camp, but I am an Astaire guy. It doesn't really matter. He was named the favorite dancer & major influence for Gene Kelly, Balanchine, Baryshnikov, Fosse, Nureyev, & Michael Jackson. One of ... See the Rest

#PussyGalore: Classic Album Covers Recreated With Kittens


The internet is kitty cat crazy, no denying. And if it had it's way, everything would be cat-tastic, 24/7. Alfra Martini imagined that and this is what some legendary album art from a world dominated by kittens would look like. From The Village Kitten's Macho Cat to Purr ... See the Rest

#IconAuction: The Lauren Bacall Collection At Bonhams


Lauren "Betty" Bacall passed away last year and for the last 53 years of her life, she lived at The Dakota. See next post. Her three-bed, 3.5-bath in the iconic, sought after building is on the market now for $26 million. Her extensive collection of art, furniture, collectibles ... See the Rest

#Transformations: Jer Ber Jones Goes All Tranimal On James’ Ass!


Performance artist and noted Tranimal Jer Ber Jones gives me a nutty, constructivist makeover in this all-new episode of Transformations – and before he's done, I look like papier-mâché puppet version of Michael Jackson. Before you jump to conclusions, this is a very unique ... See the Rest

#AboutFace: 24 of The World’s Worst Celebrity Wax Figures


Yikes. Some are worse than others, but these are all pretty scary. Maybe if they were student projects, you could forgive these hideously bad likenesses. Photographer David LaChapelle shot a series a few years ago of discarded celeb wax figures that say a lot about our disposable ... See the Rest

The Andy Cohen Diaries Unofficial Index


Today's the day Andy Cohen's book is published. It's a fabulous and satisfyingly indiscreet read. As its author confessed to me - and everyone else in the mediasphere - "I'm trying to rip off Andy Warhol" referring to The Andy Warhol Diaries published twenty-five years ... See the Rest

“The Bigger Picture”: Famous Album Covers, Uncropped


The idea behind “The Bigger Picture,” a funny set of digitally manipulated images that reimagines the original context of some famous album covers. What if these covers were actually cropped? The digital agency, Aptitude that created these says; "We all have a favourite album. ... See the Rest

Watch & Learn: Prince’s 8-Minute SNL Set Was Epic


Prince's Saturday Night Live set featured tracks that were unknown to most viewers but it hardly mattered. Prince, his all-girl backing band 3rdEyeGirl and guest vocalist Lianne La Havas gave us an truly awesome performance. As Host Chris Rock told the audience; "Ladies and ... See the Rest