Vogue: Goth Meets Glam

It seems like whenever Hollywood is ready to be photographed, they go straight to Annie Leibovitz.

The latest batch of camera ready stars? Musician Jack White and his former model/current musician wife Karen Elson.

The couple appear in Vogue’s June 2010 issue in their first (and, according to White, last) photo shoot together.

Not only do White and Elson make a gorgeous couple, but she also makes me feel better about rockin’ the vampire-like skin complexion we share.

Check out a few of the photos below and read an excerpt of the article, “Frock & Roll,” here.

“He’s brilliant because he gets the realness of you.” -Elson on White


Pink Ladies, T-Birds and an Epic Sing-Along

Apparently if you wait long enough, dreams do come true.

Well, at least one of them. If you’re a musical geek like myself, get ready to be freakin’ stoked…

This summer, you might just be able to see the sing-along version of “Grease” in a theater near you.

Awesome, right?

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If nowhere is full of geniuses…

…then that’s where John Lennon belongs.

In the biopic film, “Nowhere Boy,” Lennon’s childhood story is unfolded, from his rocky relationship with his mother to his early bond with Paul McCartney.

“Kick-Ass” star Aaron Johnson portrays Lennon as he grows up in Liverpool and discovers a passion for music.

It’s also the directorial debut of Sam Taylor-Wood, Johnson’s real life fiancee. (Um, FYI, she’s 42, he’s 19. But that’s a different story entirely…)

I’m not so sure that it’s going to be a ground-breaking film or reveal anything we didn’t already know, but as an avid Beatles fan, I’ll definitely be seeing it. However, I pray that it doesn’t make people suddenly take a liking to the Beatles as “Across the Universe” did. They deserve so much more than that.

The film is set to debut in theaters on October 8. For now, check out the trailer:

Stay? Don’t mind if I do…

You could say that Lee DeWyze is a shoe-in for winning “American Idol” tomorrow night.

You could say that, because it would be an accurate statement.

The (adorable) face of a winner

In my future husband’s honor, I would like to share this deee-lightful song with you from Lee’s pre-Idol album, “Slumberland,” which was released earlier this year.

It’s called “Stay” and is, in a word, lovely.


My Night With Conan O’Brien

I had the privilege of attending Conan O’Brien’s “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television” tour on May 21st in East Lansing, MI.

O’Brien’s visit to MSU’s sold out Breslin Center was definitely a night to remember. He brought along old and new friends and plenty of laughs.

After the success of this tour, the head honchos at NBC are going to be kicking themselves.

Click here to read my top 10 moments of the night!

A Preview: Smash Hits of the Summer

Ahh, the sweet sounds of summer.

Crashing waves, seagulls and… Katy Perry?

Everyone’s got their favorite summer jam, that one song that turns into their anthem for the entire season.

It’s usually something that’s carefree and, in terms of musical ability, is pretty much crap.

Click here to keep reading and hear some tunes!

Finals, Agony and MGMT

Finals week starts tomorrow, meaning I have been doing nothing but studying ALL weekend. That’s right, mom and dad, be proud.

Just about the only thing keeping me sane is my studying soundtrack. It’s the only thing that makes me plug along as I memorize facts about Buddhism and the greenhouse effect. Hi, I’m a journalism major, I know what I want to do, can’t I skip these obnoxious university requirements?!

Anyways, the following song has been one of my (many) study break go to dance songs.

The video is super weird… don’t judge me.

May’s 100 Albums for $5

Ahh, the joys of May.

With freedom from school and Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, what more could I want?

Some cheap tunes to kick-start my summer would be nice, and Amazon.com has answered my pleas with their list of 100 Albums for $5.

There are some pretty good albums on this list, so get ’em while they’re cheap!

My highlights? “Gorilla Manor” by the Local Natives and “Bomb in a Birdcage” by A Fine Frenzy.

I highly recommend snagging She & Him’s recently released “Volume 2” as well as “Feels Like Home” by Norah Jones.

There’s enough of a variety that there’s bound to be something for everybody.

Check out the list for yourself here and listen to the Local Natives’ track “Wide Eyes” below.

Awkward Celebrity Book Deals

And the winner is…

Chad Michael Murray for his soon to be released graphic novel, “Everlast.”

If that’s not weird enough on its own, said graphic novel has apparently been in the works for over six years.

Um, am I the only one surprised by this? Who knew that nearly the whole time CMM was portraying broody Lucas Scott on “One Tree Hill,” he was secretly drawing frames of his book between takes? Just another case of art imitating life, I suppose.

Rumor has it there will even be a book tour this summer. Keep your fingers crossed, kiddies.

Slightly less awkward but still somewhat of a surprise…

The Decemberists’ lead singer, Colin Meloy, also has a series of books in the works.

Meloy recently signed a deal with HarperCollins to distribute a trio of children’s books he wrote. The first one is titled “Wildwood” and is supposedly a story of “adventure, magic and danger.”

Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until fall 2011 to pick it up at your local Borders.


Unlike Murray, Meloy majored in creative writing in college and has a kid, so his endeavor seems a little more appropriate.

Bonnaroo Scoop (Literally)

Ben & Jerry’s is clearly playing favorites in terms of summer music festivals this year, as the company just unveiled a signature Bonnaroo flavor.

Apparently they also think that if it were edible, this arts and music fest would taste like “light coffee and malt ice cream with whiskey caramel swirls and english toffee pieces.”

Now, I’ve never been so I can’t judge, but the above description isn’t exactly what first jumps to mind when I think of a days long music festival. Although the aptly named “Bonnaroo Buzz” does seem somewhat appropriate…