The arguably hottest, most fun couple in Hollywood, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, have delivered us a new gift of great wit, intelligence, and talent. The pair decided to spend Monday night recording famous The Devil Wears Prada scenes over Snapchat, to magical effect.
First up, there’s Chrissy serving some frosty editor just showered and decided to operate her Spring meeting from the closet floor:
Celebrities all around the world are stepping up to help organizations like Planned Parenthood in light of Trump’s frightening and indecent presidency. The latest to take action? John Legend, St. Vincent, and Zach Galifianakis, it seems.
Brandon Stosuy, Editor-in-Chief of the Creative Independent, Tweeted this image of the trio, along with the caption “I’m working on something for Planned Parenthood on behalf of @TheCreativeIndp. These are some of the people involved. More soon:”
And that’s not the only exciting news. In a recent interview with the LA Times,Kristen Stewart said that, she, too, had some plans to help out PP: she said she’s working on a “musically orientated piece” with CHVRCHES, and that the project contains a “pretty simple but definitive narrative arc that highlights the cause in a sweet but quiet and confronting way.”
Hooray for working together to bring down tyranny!
We’re happy to see the boys getting a little cheeky on Instagram, since typically female celebrities are the queens of the belfie. Here’s a look back at some of the best celebrity butts on Instagram including Lady Gaga, Rihanna and (of course) most of the Kardashians.
As though that yellow Guo Pei dress (a near unanimous, if equally-as-meme’d favorite) wasn’t enough to make it clear that Rihanna was the belle of last night’s ball, once the scene migrated from the Met, many headed to RiRi’s very own after party. A-List guests went downtown to Up & Down where RiRi further secured her title as winner of the night. (Not including Anna Wintour).
The party was presented by D’USSE and Armand de Brignac. Guests included Chloë Sevigny, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Elizabeth Banks, Diddy, Miley, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Elizabeth Banks, Keri Russell, Jessica Alba, Usher, Janelle Monae, Jeremy Scott, Hailee Steinfeld, Madonna, Kendall Jenner, and Justin Bieber.
Chloë Sevigny. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
Miley & Diddy. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
Jessica Alba. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
Vanessa Hudgens & Selena Gomez. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
Usher. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
Jeremy Scott and Janelle Monae. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
#Posse. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
Solange Knowles & Alan Ferguson. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
Madonna. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
Keri Russell & Elizabeth Banks. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty
Washington, DC woke up this morning with one collectively epic hangover. Let’s face it: a five-day-long celebration is kind of overkill. Yes, there were fancy dresses, open bars, and VIPs (Beyonce! Jay Z! John Legend! Some guy from Gossip Girl, maybe!) and enough parties to crush any notions that this is anything like prom.
Most coverage of yesterday’s Inaugural festivities was about how decidedly “toned down” the events were. Guests had to (get ready for it) actually pay for their own drinks at the two official balls, and Cheez-Its and other previously packaged goods from the bodega around the corner were served to the first twenty people who happened to show up. There were ten official balls last time, but don’t let the numbers fool you. Washington, DC this past weekend was more an embarrassment of riches than what current economic conditions would have you believe.
Balls started last Thursday and included a Kids Ball where Usher and Katy Perry performed, an art party in a warehouse on the newly gentrified H Street NE, and, of course, countless of the more typical Washington affairs.
The category for Best Original Song is always a bit of a mess. The songs are rarely judged on how they sound; the importance is, of course, how the song fits into the film for which it was written. This year’s nominees are representative of the usual fare. There’s the popular choice (Adele’s "Skyfall," which will likely win, as it should), the new song for the big-budget musical adaptation (the unnecessary "Suddenly" from Les Misérables), and then there are the forgettable tunes (I didn’t even know what Chasing Ice was before today, much less the song from it). It’s a shame, really, because there were plenty of good tracks included in the list of 75 eligible songs. Here are a few that probably will have a longer shelf life than "Pi’s Lullaby."
Karen O – "Strange Love" (from Frankenweenie)
Fiona Apple – "Dull Tool" (from This is 40)
Rick Ross – "100 Black Coffins" (from Django Unchained)
John Legend – "Who Did That To You" (from Django Unchained)
Sunny Levine – "No Other Plans" (from Celeste and Jesse Forever)
Arcade Fire – "Abraham’s Daughter" (from The Hunger Games)
The Bootleggers feat. Emmylou Harris – "Cosmonaut" (from Lawless)
Florence + The Machine – "Breath of Life" (from Snow White and the Huntsman)
Katy Perry – "Wide Awake" (from Katy Perry: Part of Me)
The Black Keys / RZA – "The Baddest Man Alive" (from The Man With the Iron Fists)
For the myriad points of conversation discussed at this weekend’s press conference for Quentin Tarantino’s latest epic undertaking, Django Unchained, one of the best parts of the film remained to be uncovered: the soundtrack. Whether Tarantino’s films always tickle your fancy or not, there’s no doubt they can always be sure to perk up the ear drums with tunes that add an extra kick to his bitingly witty and visceral scenes. And Django is no exception. Although the film won’t hit theaters until Christmas next week, you can now feast yourself on the music from the film in its entirety. From the spaghetti Western classic sounds of Ennio Morricone to new tracks from John Legend and voice tracks featuring the Christoph Waltz as Dr. Schultz (who I could personally listen to speak on loop forever) and Jamie Foxx as Django—the soundtrack is a fantastic mix that harken’s back to Tarantino’s own musical affinities for sounds of past. In addition to the this cornucopia of soulful and twangy songs, you can also check out a full 12-minutes of B-roll footage of behind the scenes action. Enjoy.
VIBE has joined forces with NYC’s legendary LAVO NYC doorman/fashion designer, Richard Wheeler, to create a limited edition HOUS shirt that will be sold exclusively at our first-ever V-Mix concert starring A-Trak and A$AP Mob, this Thursday Nov 29. (TICKETS HERE). Wheeler sat down to give us the skinny of secrets to passing his coveted red rope, the 411 on the VIBE collabo and more.
Why is the Vibe V-Mix concert important? The answer is simple: VIBE nailed it, a leader in hip-hop youth culture that has created an event that solidifies what is happening today. Electronic Dance Music, becoming the most exciting genre of music today, literally exploding on the dance floors across the globe, top ten charts, TV and advertising. The truth is, within this explosion of EDM it was greatly helped by hip-hop and it’s collaboration with EDM. Today they dominate together. This event is a reflection of this. Let’s celebrate!
Name some of the most stylish celebs that have passed the red rope at LAVO: Mariah Carey, Michael Jordan, John Legend, Black Eyed Peas, Leo DiCaprio, Steve Aoki, Ciara, Jay Sean, Lennox Lewis, to name a few. We have seen nearly Every Victoria’s Secret Model on many occasions – a preference, naturally. Justin Beiber has some style (surprisingly!). My Zenith was reached when I lifted the rope for Stevie Wonder.
Every day there are some topics that are trending. Since many of them don’t make sense, we provide easy contextualization. Also, this way, you won’t actually have to know anything about anything.
Cory Booker People are searching Google for information about Booker, the highly visible mayor of Newark, NJ and something of a political Next Big Thing, who dimmed his ascending star Sunday with an appearance on Meet the Press. Booker, a staunch Democrat, made comments about President Obama’s strategy of taking on Mitt Romney’s work a Bain Capital, seemingly equating it with the attacks on Obama (especially those care of billionaire Joe Ricketts). “I have to just say, from a very personal level, I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity,” Booker said. “To me, it’s just we’re getting to a ridiculous point in America, especially that I know I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like Bain Capital. If you look at the totality of Bain Capital’s record, they’ve done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses. And this to me, I’m very uncomfortable with.” Nice knowing you, Cory!
Billboard Music Awards It’s not the Grammys, it’s not the VMAs, it’s not even the American Music Awards, this one—which aired last night and is topping Google Trends—is presented by Billboard, the folks who actually keep track of how well music sells. Crazy, right? Hosted by Julie Bowen and Ty Burell, the evening reportedly featured an underwear-clad performance from LMAFO, Katy Perry attending with her grandmother as her date, Jordin Sparks and John Legend did a tribute to Whitney Houston and the late Houston’ daughter, Bobbi Kristina, accepted an award on her behalf. What people are looking for are, of course, mostly videos. So check the best part of the night out below.
Emily Maynard Why, Yahoo! users, why? The most-searched term on your favorite site this morning is “Emily Maynard,” as in the jilted former contestant on The Bachelor, who is now returning to TV in The Bachelorette to give finding love on camera another show. “I had a million reservations about being the Bachelorette,” she said in a recent interview before going on to explain why she would do something like this to herself (and her six-year-old daughter). “You know, they had asked me to do it previously and I said no to anyone who would listen. I told everybody I would never do it – never in a million years.”
Dharun Ravi Another hot Yahoo! topic is Mr. Ravi, the former roommate of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi. Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge after discovering that Ravi was spying on him during intimate moments via webcam. In March, Ravi was convicted on counts of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy, witness tampering, hindering apprehension and tampering with evidence. Ravis’ sentencing will happen today. He faces up to 10 years in prison and possible deportation to his native India.
#GrandTheftAutoTaughtMe Nothing too serious is happening over at Twitter. There are your normal #MondayMorning trends and also this, a list of things that the video game Grand Theft Auto has taught its users.