Archive for November, 2010

janet jackson is a-okay with lady gaga

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Janet Jackson recently told Larry King in an interview that she loves Lady GaGa for her talent and even compared her to  Grace Jones.

She says:

“I love her. I enjoy her music. I feel that she came along and she introduced something a little bit different for the people of today. For myself, I don’t mean this in a negative way at all, it’s a little reminiscent of Grace Jones, how big and out there her costumes are.

I think she is very talented; she writes her own music and has a wonderful voice. I had the opportunity of meeting her for the first time, at a concert of hers. I knew of her before she became the Lady GaGa everyone knows. Her story was incredible and when I knew of this artist, I was rooting for her before she had gotten this recording contract.”

Can you imagine if these two did a duet together? It has to happen, it’s inevitable…

super expensive shoes thrive in a poor economy

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

While many people are still hurting in this economy, Christian Louboutin is doing pretty well.

In fact, the shoemaker has experienced a growth in sales, particularly in China, which is why it’s no surprise to hear that he plans on opening as many as five stores in China within the next three years.

Says Louboutin, “China can still be considered as a new market, and definitely Brazil is an emerging country.”

But don’t start thinking he’s going to begin producing his heels in China, the designer is adamant about keeping that all in Italy.

Adds Christian, “I’m very obsessed with quality. I don’t want to triple production in a year. If you do too much production, you lose part of the quality.”

Overall, Louboutin will open 12 stores next year, two of which will be in China and another two in Japan, the Middle East, and the US. One store will also open in Brazil with three scheduled to open in Italy.

Go figure.

HAR.

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

kellan lutz for adopting (not buying) dogs

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

This one’s for you Chiara!

Behold, Kellan Lutz (AKA “one of the several pretty people of Twilight) posing for an “adopt don’t buy” campaign with PETA (ew, but their heart is in the right place in this instance) with his own rescue pooch Kola .  AAAAAAAAAW.

quidditch …an ncaa sport?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Did you know that Quidditch, the broom-based sport from the Harry Potter series (as if you didn’t know), has become a real sport?  For all the details and guidelines to this sport (given the fact that us muggles can’t fly on brooms) CLICK HERE.

Don’t believe me?  Why don’t you ask one of the 60 teams that will gather at De Witt Clinton Park in NYC next weekend for the fourth annual Quidditch World Cup!  The event will be attended by high schools and universities from all over the country, including Harvard, Yale, and Duke.  While many super nerds people might be satisfied with the fact that the sport has become a reality, Valerie Fischman, a student from the University of Maryland, wants more!

Fischman has launched a campaign for Quidditch to be recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Here’s what she had to say about it:

“I think that having NCAA status will give it a little more credibility and help keep it around a little bit longer. I’m hoping that it stays around after the Harry Potter generation leaves college.”

Here’s what would be necessary to make Quidditch an NCAA sport:

-Official Quidditch clubs must be in at least 50 colleges across the country

-Athletic directors from 50+ colleges must individually petition the NCAA

Fischman will be seeking support from the International Quidditch Association which actually exists.

You know something, I think it sounds like fun …I’d totally get behind this.  Why should football people have all the fun?