Not Going To Governors Ball? Then Drink Here

When Kanye West, Guns N’ Roses, and Kings of Leon signed on to perform at the three-day, island music party Governors Ball, snagging a general-admission ticket got as hard as grabbing a seat on the 6 train at rush hour. So for all you folks who can’t get the last-remaining tickets or don’t want to pay the lowest-priced $95 stub, there are certain…alternatives. And by alternatives, I do mean very special cocktails made with Governors Ball’s official spirit – SKYY Vodka –  that you can get at two bars in NYC all weekend long: Cowgirl Seahorse and Rockbar.

Cowgirl Seahorse – the nautical spot right by South Street Seaport with mounted fish heads and antler chandeliers – and Rockbar – the grungy West Village gay bar – are doling out these three SKYY cocktails for just this weekend:

Moscato Envy: SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape, tonic, and lime

SKYY Palmer: SKYY Vodka, lemonade, and iced tea

Wild Strawberry Lemonade: SKYY Infusions Wild Strawberry, lemonade, wheels of lemon, and strawberries

Ask the bartender to blast Kanye’s "Stronger," and you’ll feel like you’re on Randall’s Island  – but without the ticket price, face-painted crowds, and nonstop Instagramming.

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AllSaints Starts a Film Company, Makes a Kings of Leon Documentary

Strange things are happening in the fashion world these days. Following the news that Terry Richardson’s inked arm is starring in Valentino’s latest campaign, it has just been revealed that AllSaints is launching a film production company. The UK-based fashion label apparently already has a ton of projects lined up, including a documentary on Kings of Leon, which will mark the new venture’s debut. 

Telegraph confirms that AllSaints Film will include "moving image installations to documentaries focusing on music, style and street influences" and will be helmed by the brand’s  chief creative director Wil Beedle.
 
For their inaugural documentary, Beedle and Co. will release New Music City, which focuses on Nashville’s bustling music scene and KOL’s record label, Serpents and Snakes. The film is set to premiere online and in London’s Covent Garden (which will feature seats flown in from a Nashville music theater – literally) on May 21. Will you be tuning in? 

Governor’s Ball Festival Returns to Randall’s Island With Kanye, Kendrick, More

It’s freezing and gross in a considerable chunk of the country, which means it’s time to start thinking about summer, and with it, the crowded, drunken, heavily-Instagrammed bacchanalia that is the summer music festival. Your first major festival lineup announcement of 2013 happened today, in this case the third-annual Governors Ball Music Festival, which returns to its home on Randall’s Island June 7th, 8th and 9th. The biggest names on the flyer are Kanye West and Kings of Leon, as well as one blacked-out name to be revealed later (let the speculation begin!). The bulk of the bill features people whose albums you really liked last year, or whose albums you didn’t really like but maybe read about a lot on music blogs, including Japandroids, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, the xx, Nas, Dirty Projectors, Best Coast, The Lumineers, Gary Clark Jr., Beach House, Azealia Banks and dozens of other year-end list luminaries. Like musical confetti made from cut-up Pazz & Jop ballots. 

Other notable names on the lineup include one of BlackBook’s Stars of 2013, HAIM, Swedish party starters Icona Pop, Erykah Badu, Feist, festival regular Pretty Lights, Wild Nothing, Fucked Up and Dillon Francis. Those less inclined to care about the music can find food courtesy of a few familiar trucks, including Asia Dog, Mexicue and Pie for the People. There is also ping-pong, croquet and bocce and something called a "Silent Disco," which seems to be on the bill at a lot of festivals and the impetus for some half-baked thinkpiece somewhere about the way we live and share music now. Tickets for the big festival thing go on sale this Friday at noon. 

Several top-rated tracks of 2012, including Kendrick Lamar’s "Backseat Freestyle" and Japandroids’ "The House That Heaven Built," soundtrack the Austin Peters-helmed lineup video, which features Jonathan Sollis and Fabrizio Goldstein strolling around New York in tuxes and dark sunglasses, on a neverending quest to make it rain. Watch.

Morning Links: Paris Hilton Caught With Suspicious Powder, Justin Bieber’s Most Influential Hair

● Paris Hilton swears that suspicious white powder in her SUV is foundation meant to go on her nose, not up it. [TMZ]

● Still barely a teenager, Elle Fanning tells Teen Vogue that she should "much rather look like a two-year-old than a 21-year-old." [Us]

● Justin Bieber and Emma Watson’s respective coifs have not surprisingly been deemed most influential of 2011. [E!]

● Part of Taylor Swift’s new year’s resolution is to "make departures in little ways" and to "make collaborations in different directions that aren’t exactly expected." T.I., T-Pain, we see you! [Huff Post]

● Kings of Leon’s Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge are expecting their first child together. [E!]

● For what it’s worth, Ron Paul’s got Kelly Clarkson’s vote, and maybe Michelle Branch’s, too. [Vice]

● American Airlines lost Rachel Zoe’s luggage, the “Tom Ford for Gucci vintage leather jacket and Missoni caftans" included. We die for her! [Page Six]

Morning Links: Sam Ronson Arrested for DUI, Justin Bieber Gets Pulled Over

● Sam Ronson was arrested for drunk driving at 10:30AM after being pulled over on her way home from DJ-ing a show in Vegas. [TMZ] ● Negating yesterday’s rumor that the two were on the fritz, Jay-Z stopped by Hot 97 to profess respect for his partner in crime Kanye, and to assure that Watch The Throne delays aren’t money related. “I kind of want to spend a gazillion dollars,” he told Angie Martinez. “I think they got it backwards.” [PopDust] ● Vera Wang will design Kim Kardashian’s wedding dress because “no one designs gowns the way she does,” says Kim. [Celebuzz]

● Kings of Leon have cut their US tour short, citing the exhaustion and sickness of lead singer Caleb Followill, who left the stage in Dallas to vomit and never returned. [Perez] ● Alec Baldwin or not, Lorne Michaels says 30 Rock goes on. “I can’t imagine doing the show without Alec,” he said, “But I couldn’t imagine doing [Saturday Night Live without Chevy.” [NYM] ● Justin Bieber was pulled-over by undercover police for appearing to be “12-years-old.” You’ll appreciate it when you’re older, Justin. [HuffPost]

July’s Key Events: NYC Restaurant Week, Comic-Con, New Museum Block Party

July 3: Tennessee’s native sons Kings of Leon head Norse for a top-billed set at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, which ends today. July4: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino thinks all those fireworks are for his birthday. July 11: Indulge in NYC Restaurant Week, where, for a cool $35, you can experience what chefs doing a half-assed job tastes like.

July 12: Let’s hope for merry weather at the pavilion! Animal Collective plays Prospect Park for Celebrate Brooklyn! July 15: Riot police speed to Rockefeller Center when Chris Brown returns to morning TV for Today’s Toyota Concert Series. July 20: The Big Queasy: The Tales of the Cocktail, a four-day celebration of libations, gets popping in New Orleans. July 21: Comic-Con International swings into action in San Diego, where 2,000 mental images of Scarlett Johansson are simultaneously taken, stored, and, um, used. July 22: Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis star in Friends with Benefits, a movie about two pals who finally score dental plans! July 23: The New Museum throws a block party in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Sorry, Anna, it’s guest-list only. July 24: Ari Gold hugs his last bitch when the eighth and final season of Entourage gets underway tonight. July 25: Wiz Khalifa’s dreams of raising the roof are dashed when he plays Central Park’s SummerStage. July 29: Cowboys & Aliens, the big-budget epic about immigration reform, hits theaters today.

Lily Aldridge’s Wedding Celebrated with Lingerie, Beauty Line

Who knows if it was a particular upcoming rockstar wedding that inspired their new line, or if Victoria’s Secret already had the Sexy Little Bride line in the works, but the fact that their supermodel spokesperson, Lily Aldridge, happens to be getting hitched to her Kings of Leon boyfriend this May is a lucky coincidence for the lingerie label.

Call it a windfall for VS, but Lily Aldridge was happy to promote the new bridal lingerie line and new “Forever” beauty collection as a bride to be. She’ll wed King’s Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill this May in California. The 25-year-old model was on hand for the in-store launch at the Victoria’s Secret flagship store in Midtown this past Wednesday, showing off “Just Married” underwear and cheesy-cutesy bridal teddies, among other nuptial tidings like white thigh-highs and a matching corset.

She didn’t say too much about the upcoming ceremony—it could get awkward while hawking white lace thongs—but she did talk to Page Six about the upcoming affair: “We’re both foodies and we cook, so there will be yummy food.” Food aside—here are some images of the Midtown event, sans Followill.

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Morning Links: David Lynch’s Secret Room, Waka Flocka Flame Actually Poses Nude

● Miley Cyrus has got it pretty bad for Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill, so bad she’s been sending him lots of “coy text messages.” And they seem to be working! Jared, who “thinks she’s very pretty,” just “loves showing off his texts from Miley,” says an insider. [PopEater] ● White House-crashing Real Housewife of DC, Michaele Salahi, was kicked out of Celebrity Rehab because she’s only really addicted to fame, and Dr. Drew would rather not figure out the cure to that one just yet. [Radar] ● The internet is getting a new “sensory experience” today! Sometime between 1:23 p.m. and 1:38 p.m. (PST) today, David Lynch is set to launch “a secret room filled with music,” also known as a digital music store with sounds and music from his past. [NYT]

● Lady Gaga is keeping her paws up and pulling out of her partnership with Target, citing their corporate donations to anti-gay politicians as a conflict of interest. Born This Way will look much better on the shelves of WalMart, anyways. [The Advocate] ● Facebook and Warner Brothers have signed a deal that will allow you to stream full movies on Facebook for three dollars or “30 Facebook Credits.” May all your stream-and-stalk dreams come true. [EW] ● Well, looks like this actually happened. Waka Flocka Flame posed naked for PETA, save for his carefully draped ice. Be as you wish to seem, Waka. [NYDN]

Afternoon Links: Willow Smith Is Orphaned, Kings of Leon Fire Back

● You have to ask yourself: Is Naomi Watts feeling lucky, punk? You betcha! The blonde beauty was just cast as Leonardo DiCaprio’s secretary in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar Hoover biopic, J. Edgar. [/Film] ● Jay-Z joins famous child-exploiter Will Smith in exploiting famous children, after it was announced he will produce a new Annie remake, starring Will’s daughter and famous child, Willow. [Vulture] ● David Chang is going digital. The celebrated chef will bring his Momofuku empire to the iPad, proving once again that print is dead. McSweeney’s will also print a Momofuku journal, proving once again that print is not dead. [Diner’s Journal]

● Apparently, the Kings of Leon take offense when someone says “Fuck You, Kings of Leon.” Weird. [Twitter] ● Lady Gaga reportedly wants her new perfume to smell like “blood and semen” aka our pillowcase. [Fashionista] ● Cher has tweeted her displeasure at Burlesque‘s alleged Oscar snub for best song. [Daily Mail]