Harry Styles Was A True Rock Star This Weekend on SNL (Watch)

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Harry Styles took the famed Studio 8H stage this weekend as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, alongside host Jimmy Fallon. Performing his new single “Sign of the Times” and a second track which he debuted on air, “Ever Since New York,” Styles solidified his place as a solo act to be reckoned with, and, to be honest, a bona-fide new rock star.

Dressed in a plaid suit and tousled hair, Styles was reminiscent of a young Mick Jagger, looking devilishly handsome as he crooned out the insanely catchy “Sign of the Times”:

 

 

“Ever Since New York” was a bit more mellow, but still evoked a feeling of intimate, early British rock that had us swooning.

 

 

We were especially taken with the little pout he gave right here:

Styles will release his debut solo album, aptly named Harry Styles, on May 12. Next to appear on SNL will be host Chris Pine, with a TBD musical guest.

Style Scoop: BFA Awards, Louis Vuitton in Miami, and Karl’s Rolex

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In Paris or Munich? Drop by one of the Karl Lagerfeld stores to pick up the Kaiser’s latest customization: a 19,000 euro, matte black Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss with Uncle Karl’s profile at 7 o’clock.

So who won at last night’s British Fashion Awards? Christopher Kane made out big as Womenswear Designer of the Year; Miuccia Prada took home top honors for International Designer; Kate Moss was honored for her 25 years in the industry (talk about staying power – she has a face and body that just won’t quit – see Playboy for proof); Burberry took home two honors for menswear and designer brand; JW Anderson took home the prize for new establishment; Nicholas Kirkwood was named Accessories Designer of the Year – for the third year in a row; and One Direction’s Harry Styles was recognized by Vodafone for embodying the spirit of London in style. I guess he’s named aptly.

Unfortunate news for internet shoppers – the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold New York’s internet tax… meaning your purchases from Amazon and and other online retailers aren’t exempt any longer. This evens the playing field for brick-and-mortar stores, so it’ll be good for business… just maybe not so much for the shopper.

Part of Versace is up for sale, up to a 20% stake. The sale would make some of those involved billionairesnot including Donatella, surprisingly.

Louis Vuitton is set to unveil “a house by the shore” during Design Miami. The house was conceived in 1934, but hadn’t been built ’til now.

Linkage: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles Are Dunzo, Woody Allen’s New Flick Gets a Title

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Taylor Swift and One Direction’s Harry Styles have broken up. I, for one, haven’t been this devastated since Taylor Swift broke up with that Kennedy kid. Alas, at least this means Swift will have enough material for at least three songs on her next album. (I’m guessing she’s been drafting some lyrics on that boat.) I’m hoping at least one of them is about Styles’s second set of nipples. (It’d be a good dig in a song called “I Could Never Love You (As Much As You Love Yourself)”) [NY Daily News, Gawker]

Woody Allen’s latest project has a name: Blue Jasmine. It also has a million people in it, including Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, and Peter Sarsgaard. Here’s hoping Andrew Dice Clay plays the regular Woody Allen doppelganger. [Splitsider]

Rapper / weed enthusiast The Game took a break from scarfing down peanut butter-covered Fritos and DiGiorno pizzas to make some comments following Justin Bieber’s alleged marijuana use: “Let’s keep it real. There’s a lot of people in high positions…who smoke a little weed sometimes. I’m not saying it’s okay…but [Bieber] made a mistake.” I’m totally surprised that his statement wasn’t more to the point. [SOHH]

Last year, New York pizza joint L’Asso sent me a calendar featuring pizzas in sexy poses. (One included a pizza wearing assless chaps. I know it’s hard to picture, but just go with it.) It looks like someone else has figured out exactly what I’d like to put on my wall in 2013: a calendar featuring women covered in manure. [The Gloss]

“I chose Ellen as Jesus because of the incredibly positive impact she’s had on the masses. When she came out as gay on television her career took an unjust beating, and she rose form the ashes to become more powerful and well-liked than ever. Portia de Rossi was the easy choice as Mary Magdalene. The only other character I wanted to match up historically was Judas. Despite her status as a fictional character, I absolutely had to choose Shane McCutcheon from ‘The L Word’ as Judas because of her notoriously bad behavior in relationships.” Art, you guys. [HuffPo]

James Franco. Justin Bieber. This link placed here solely for SEO purposes. [Observer]

Bones is returning for a ninth season, which only makes me wonder if anyone can bother to explain to me what the hell Bones is about. [EW]

Brad Pitt has been banned from China, and Paris Hilton has been banned from Japan. Too bad I can’t ban them from my brain HA HA HA AM I RIGHT? [Flavorwire]

Apparently we should all be friends with Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia on Facebook. [Creeper Status]

Here’s a video of a dude falling off a skateboard. You know you need it today. [Hypervocal]

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We’ll Never Get Tired of Watching Taylor Swift Make Out

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If you worked in the BlackBook office, you would know that we occasionally enjoy discussing Taylor Swift. Like much of the rest of the world, we are enthralled by her love life. Personally, I’m not mad if her jams come on the radio; when it comes to the slew of men she parades around with, however, I have an issue. Girl, Tay Tay, can ya keep it in your pants for a second? We’ve seen her jump from Jonas to Mayer to Lautner to Jake and, more recently, Kennedy to Harry Styles, or, as I like to call him, "the hot one" from One Direction. Excuse me while I remind myself I am a grown woman well past her teens. 

My latest qualm with the megastar comes both from her atrocious New Year’s Eve performance and the video that has surfaced of her sucking face with Harry Styles—surrounded by a bajillion people at the stroke of midnight. Taylor, being a seasoned maker-outer, never lets up. She makes out as if no one is watching, no one except THE WORLD. She squeezes the life out of "the hot one" as if they really will last forever. I’ve watched the entire video (and others) a handful of times and it’s noticeably clear that Styles gets uncomfortable as if he just wants this chick to ease up and stop being a Lenny. There’s no way this will last another week or two, if I do say so myself. On a personal note, I hope I make out with more boys in 2013 than Taylor Swift, cuz you best believe I am counting!

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One Direction’s Harry Styles To Be Subject Of Next Taylor Swift Album

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I can’t keep up with who Taylor Swift is dating anymore because I exhausted that section of my brain—the one that pays attention to the fickle romantic couplings of people I don’t know—back in middle school, when the girls "hooked up" (read: did not have sex) with a guy one week and then were caught holding hands with someone else at the skating rink the following Friday. Tiring, right?! All I wanted to do was sit at home and listen to showtunes and think confusing things about Paul Rudd in Clueless. Not much has changed, to be honest, but I can tell you one thing: this Taylor Swift gal is exhausting the hell out of me.

Wasn’t she just dating that Kennedy kid? She bought a house or something? And got kicked out of a wedding because Kathie Lee Gifford was there because she’s suddenly related to the Kennedys? WHO CAN KEEP UP? Anyway, now Taylor Swift is dating one of those shaggy-haired, skinny British boys in One Direction. Supposedly! They were spotted in the Central Park zoo and then were seen leaving the same hotel. SEPARATELY. I think we all know what that means!

So, what’s the deal? Can we expect the first single on her next album to be called something like "I Like You (But Not As Much As You Like The Four Other Guys In Your Band)"? I just can’t wait until she swears off dudes for, oh, a few weeks. 

[Related: Guessing the Song Titles on Taylor Swift’s New Album.]

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Morgan Spurlock Making 3D Documentary About One Direction, Because Why The Hell Not?

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Looks like Morgan Spurlock will be making The Greatest Movie Ever Sold after all. During an appearance on The Today Show on Tuesday, mega-headliner British boy band/popular subjects of Tumblr slash fiction One Direction announced they would be starring in a 3-D concert documentary, and that Spurlock, best known for the 2004 Oscar-nominated doc Super Size Me, would direct. Because why the hell not? The Band had Scorsese at their finest hour; the Talking Heads had Jonathan Demme. And now One Direction has Morgan Spurlock. It sounds about right, in a weird way.

"I’m delighted we’re making this film and Morgan is the perfect person to give that access-all-areas, behind-the-scenes look into what it’s like to be One Direction today," Simon Cowell, the scowling curator of The X-Factor-turned-producer, said in a statement. "What the band have achieved is incredible, they and their fans have made history around the world – this is for them."

This is probably a better career move for Spurlock than it is for One Direction. People are going to see this movie regardless of who directs it because singing British teens—I mean, the Bieber 3D concert film didn’t have a Jonathan Demme behind it (it did, however, have the dude responsible for Step Up 2: The Streets, which is a treasure of modern cinema, so no hate there either). Although Spurlock has been crazy busy the past few years still making films in the wake of his almost dying to show us how dangerous fast food is while simultaneously making some viewers want it more and his recent films like The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope have been met with positive reviews, commercial reception has been a lot quieter compared to his hit. 

And yea, millions of teens will flock to cinemas worldwide during Labor Day weekend 2013 to see if Spurlock is indeed able to illuminate them about anything they didn’t already know about the Factor Five—and Spurlock has quite a challenge ahead of him if he wants to get past the group’s PR team and really get some personal dirt. Anyway, in case you haven’t had enough 1D today, here are the lads performing on the Today Show, where they drew in a record crowd of 15,000 fans: