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    Before Nicki, Lil Kim was controversial (and don't even get Kim started on Nicki). She was on the cover of PAPER back in 1996 and, trust me, we got reactions. She wasn't afraid to tell it like it is. Doubters (and candy lovers) need to watch today's oldie-but-goodie video for "How Many Licks?" The song came out in the summer of 2000 and by Christmas, the dolls featured in this video were sold-out across the country. (Just kidding, but they would have been a great promo item: "Collect all three. Taste the difference.") 

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    Porcelain Black shares "DNA" with Rye Rye, has been on dinner dates with Tom Cruise and hits strip clubs with Lil' Wayne.  She sounds like a fun girl!  The L.A.-based, Detroit-born pop-rock phenom has been charging full steam ahead with guidance from super-producer RedOne, who not only helped craft her debut album Mannequin Factory (out early Fall) but landed her a cameo as a hair-rocker in this summer's much-anticipated Broadway-to-big-screen-film Rock of Ages, which she shot last summer in Miami. Director Adam Shankman was so impressed with the young singer's energy and performance, he asked her to sing "Rock Angel," one of the film's two original songs. After stripping down and posing with a bevy of scantily-clad hunks, Black chatted with us:

    What was the Rock of Ages set like?

    Definitely surreal. I mean Katie Holmes was chasing after little Suri who was all over the set, Mary J. Blige is in some crazy-ass wig over in the corner and Tom Cruise's nephew is wailing on a guitar.  Not to mention all the punk rock zombie kids.  I've never see so much eyeliner. 

    Did you get star struck on set?

    Hell no!  But, my trailer was next to Russell [Brand]'s and we partied together once a while back, and I wanted to see him again.  So I did what any lady would do. I sat with a bottle of whiskey and chain smoked on his steps until he appeared.


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    Besides Tom Cruise, who would be some dudes you'd like to du-et with? Pun intended.

     

    Easy: Trent Reznor, Eminem and -- what the hell -- Jane's Addiction!


    You shot the film in Miami. Do you have a favorite restaurant there?

    Yeah, it's called Gloria Estefan's house, bitches!  Tom, Russell and I were shuttled over to Gloria's house for a private dinner, where we met up with some other co-stars.  It was this crazy beachfront mansion with lots of jet skis.

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    You recently walked in the Falguni and Shane Peacock show during New York Fashion Week. How was that?

    I was just trying to walk as fast as possible down the catwalk. I kept thinking how crazy all those tall skinny bitches are backstage and I was like, 'Is that really Joan Rivers staring up at me?' Seriously though, Falguni and Shane Peacock make the illest clothes and they designed all of my outfits for the tour, so I'm very grateful. Joan caught me backstage and said, 'This outfit isn't for the average girl, but I bet you can clap your ass together for Detroit.'

    What are some other crazy things people have said to you about your style?

    After my performance on David Letterman, he came out and said, 'Now open your Bibles everyone.'

    Any fashion aspirations of your own?

    Actually I'm working on a clothing line that definitely goes back to my Detroit roots.  It will be trailer park couture with a flash of stripper flair.  I'm sure every daddy will want his little girl to be wearing it.


    You must have seen lots of bling when touring with Lil' Wayne. Any extravagance you can share with us?

     

    Lets just say 30,000 one dollar bills doesn't go very far when you go with Wayne, Baby and Drake to a strip club. We were at King of Diamonds in Miami, and when we left it was literally raining dollar bills and the strippers were two feet deep in ones. 


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    What's the most flattering thing a fan has done for you?

     

    My friends sent me this YouTube clip of a National Japanese Cheer Team, in full on gear; flipping, dancing and tumbling to "This is What Rock N Roll Looks Like."  Not only was I flattered, but also they must have made a lot of men happy.

     

    Oh, and this chick got my face tatted on the back of her neck.  So I guess when her boyfriend is doing her doggy style he stares into my eyes.  How romantic.

     

    What's the fastest way to your heart?

    First of all, I fucking hate chocolate!  If he brings me any of that shit he gets a negative ten.  However, bring me a bottle of Zany and a pair of Alexander McQueen heels -- I might just fall in love.

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    Hair and makeup by Dawn Haley

    Styled by Dechel Mckillian

    Shot at Fuze It Worldwide Studios, Los Angeles

    Beauty assistant: Ariana Sherman

    Models: Alex Ulvsgard, Adam Dobbs, Matt Asaro, Michael Parisi, Tommy O'Reilly, Pontus Brandstrom, Adam J Casteel



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    Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 12.26.04 PM.pngYesterday we paired our favorite looks from Snow White & the Huntsman (which opens today!) with styles off the runway and today we learned that one of Charlize Theron's gowns in the movie was actually made with the exoskeletons of dung beetles that costume designer Colleen Atwood stumbled upon in Thailand. Whoa. [via The Hollywood Reporter/Fashionista]

    Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 12.30.40 PM.pngMany have heard by now that the CEO of Urban Outfitters is a conservative who once donated to Rick Santorum's senate campaign so it's not too shocking that the brand is now shilling these pun-ny Mitt Romney tees.  It remains to be seen whether they'll be worn ironically by liberal kids or seriously by conservative hipsters, however.  [via Refinery 29/The Cut]

    Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 12.38.58 PM.pngGasp! Olivia Palermo seen shopping in Brooklyn, BROOKLYN! [via Celebrity Gossip]

    Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 12.48.31 PM.pngCheck out these cool Nike "Racquette Slice" high-tops! [via High Snobette]

    Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 12.54.38 PM.pngWhat do you think of the dress Salma Hayek wore to the recent London premiere of Prometheus?

    Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 12.59.11 PM.pngSerial model dater Adam Levine may have moved on from Anne V. to another Victoria's Secret angel, Behati Prinsloo.  [via Daily Mail/Photo via Splash]

    Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 1.10.47 PM.pngThe newly-named Dior artistic director, Raf Simons, will also be collaborating on a menswear line with Fred Perry. [via The Cut]



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    SF_MCA_Billboard.pngTribute billboards have popped up in L.A. in honor of Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys. Shepard Fairey and photographer Glen E. Friedman collab'ed on this design by Fairey, with one up around Sunset and Las Palmas and the other on Fairfax, just south of Santa Monica Boulevard:

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    Friedman also collab'ed on a billboard with artist Kaves. It features a powerful Yauch lyric from the Ill Communication track "Sure Shot" and is located at Sunset and San Vicente:

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    The L.A. billboards came to be after Beastie Boys fan Jason May contacted Kaves, who agreed to be a part of the tribute project. Fairey also came on board and Friedman allowed both artists to use his photos. Friedman discusses those photos of the Beasties, which were taken in L.A. in 1985, in this L.A. Weekly piece about the billboards.


    And, it should be noted, that we're not sleeping on the public art tribute front out here in NYC.  The Entree LS crew did this amazing mural out in Midwood:

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    donut.jpgHappy National Doughnut Day, everyone! Let's all throw caution and weeks of hot yoga to the wind and indulge in America's favorite fried doughy treat! Doughnuts are near and dear to a lot of people's hearts, but Brooklynites seem to hold them in especially high esteem. It seems like just about every bakery in the borough has its own take on the treat, ranging from haute to down home. In honor of today's deep-fried holiday, here's our guide to our favorite Brooklyn doughnuts.

    (P.S. Participating Krispy Kreme locations are giving away doughnuts today for free, no purchase necessary. Run, don't walk! More info here.)


    peter-pan.jpgPeter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop, Greenpoint
    727 Manhattan Ave; (718) 389-3676

    This little time capsule of a '50s coffee shop can be found on a bustling strip of Manhattan Ave. in Greenpoint between Norman and Meserole Avenues. We highly recommend sitting and ordering at the counter, where there's always a group of elderly men and women whiling away their afternoons with crossword puzzles and visiting over coffee. Peter Pan also makes a damn good doughnut. Dense and actually kinda filling, we love them all but recommend the toasted coconut ones in particular.


    dough-120110.jpgDough, Bed-Stuy/Clinton Hill
    305 Franklin Ave.; (347) 533-754

    These doughnuts are huge. And fluffy. And deliciously fatty without being greasy. They also come in an array of unusual flavors like Blood Orange and Poppy Seed (which is our personal favorite). And for the summer, Dough has a stand in Smorgasburg, so North Williamsburg residents can get on this magic.


    Dunwell1-537x402.jpgDun-Well Doughnuts, Bushwick
    222 Montrose Ave.; (347) 294-0871

    To all you vegan junk-food addicts out there, here's your source: Dun-Well Doughnuts has over 50 flavors (including fun stuff like Rosewater and Mexican Chocolate) and has options for people with every food allergy under the sun. The doughnuts are light and airy, and pack a lot of flavor.
     

    dscn8642.jpgPies 'n' Thighs, South Williamsburg
    166 S.4th St.; 347-529-6090

    This picture doesn't do justice to the general uber-crowdidness and uber-hipsteriness of Pies 'n' Thighs, a favorite spot for most of Williamsburg. Their doughnuts, much like their food, are good ol' fashioned Southern-style and made from scratch. Cakey and moist with the fat they're cooked in, they're delicious but not for the faint of heart. We recommend the chocolate cake doughnut -- that is, if you can handle it.
     

    7thAveDonut.png7th Avenue Donut Shop, Park Slope
    324 7th Ave.; (718) 768-3410

    The biggest draw of the 7th Avenue Donut Shop is that it's open 24/7 and is always stocked. The homemade doughnuts are light and soft, and maybe if you're lucky you can get 'em while they're still warm! A must-know for Slopers with the munchies.


    dunkinDonuts_box.jpgDunkin' Donuts, Everywhere

    Dunkin's doughnuts may not be the fanciest, but there's no homemade, local or organic schtick to be found and their coffee has a cult following. (Just ask Whit Stillman!) DD is also giving away free doughnuts today, but you need to buy a drink. Info here.

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    We really don't know what's going on here (and neither, apparently, does Stereogum) but what we do know about The Black Keys' new video for "Gold On The Ceiling" is this:

    1. It's directed by Harmony Korine (who's been working on awesomely weird-looking movie, Spring Breakers, starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and a Kevin Federline-looking James Franco).

    2. It features bandmates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney in fuzzy baby onesies being carried by massive-looking people in scary Black Keys masks.

    3. There's a weird cameo by the ATL Twins who appear to be eating gold (and, incidentally, also appear in the forthcoming Spreak Breakers).

    But, really, don't let us try to over-analyze it for you...check it out for yourself.

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  • 06/01/12--14:30: Trailer Trash: Premium Rush

  • Welcome to Trailer Trash, highlighting the best, worst and so-so in new movie trailers. 

    NYC's bicycle messengers are about to get the action-hero treatment with the August 24th release of Premium Rush, which has a trailer featuring a lot of X-TREME RAWK (so maybe turn down the volume on your computer before you click play). The film was directed by David Koepp (Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man) and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez and Jamie Chung, with Levitt playing a messenger named Wilee with a mysterious package that's wanted by the bad guys.  It looks like a cross between Speed and Crank. With bikes.



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  • 06/01/12--14:47: 5 Under $50: Fun Food Itmes
  • So... we're hungry. Instead of eating our leftover thai food from lunch that we swore we wouldn't finish today because we have to fit into a tight dress tonight, we spent some time sniffing around for some fun, food-related items for you to buy. PLEASE DO NOT EAT ANY OF THESE ITEMS.


    1600928.jpgQ-Pot. La France Petit Pate de Fruit Ring, $50, available at OpeningCeremony.us.

    il_570xN.247697313.jpgSteak and Sauce Floating Miniature Food Ring, $12, available at Etsy.com.

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    Pretzel pool float, $18, available at UrbanOutfitters.com.

    1596512.jpgPineapple studs, $15, available at TopShop.com.



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    Pear measuring cups, $48, available at ShopTerrain.com.

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  • 06/01/12--14:50: Drinking Asia New York-Style
  • Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 4.58.43 PM.pngThe New York phenomenon of glorifying street food, namely that of the Asian persuasion, isn't terribly new, but it is growing, and along with it, a love for cocktails laden with all sorts of quirky ingredients (Tang, vinegar, chiles and smoked cherry Coke). Loving the heat and the grease, I've made my way around to quite a few of them (and actually worked in one of them as well) bowling through noodles, fried rice, and long beans. No meal at these peppercorn-spiked marathons should be without a cold drink to refresh the palate and reverse the burning magic of Szechuan peppercorns. Here are five favorites:


    1. Pok Pok's Tamarind Whiskey Sour (pictured above) is just the right combination of sweet, tangy, and slightly funky to go alongside a plate of umami-laced fish sauce wings or Mangalista pork neck. 

    2. The citrus-floral bomb of a soju Palmer slushie at Momofuku Noodle Bar is one of the more adult delights to pair with a bowl of ginger scallion noodles or Momo's famous fried chicken. 

    3. Bacon and clams play well with a spicy tequila, ginger and watermelon infused Chupacabra at Fatty 'Cue West Village. Follow it with a large coconut water doused with rum.

    4. For a taste of authentic Filipino boozing, go for a Zsa Zsa Padilla at Maharlika, a bitter-sweet bang of Campari and Tang. Best in double orders and followed by warm shots of gin and vinegar chasers. 

    5. At the newly opened Mission Chinese Food (which you can read about in our May issue), nearly everything is delightfully mouth tingling, which means bubbly cocktails are a good bet. Do the Great Northern, a mix of shochu, grapefruit, yuzu and sparkling wine, to calm the fire of the chile-rubbed pastrami you just shoveled in the trap (because there's no other way to eat Mission's dishes).

    Tamarind Whiskey Sour photo by Flickr user Intrepidation

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    Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee kicks off tomorrow, which basically means that Britons can get shitfaced for four days in celebration of their monarch's sixty years of rule.  While many of us picture a white-haired, kind-looking little old lady who favors hats, pastel suit dresses and sensible shoes, there was a time when the Queen rocked some seriously fashionable dresses -- so fashionable, in fact, that her gowns could rival those of her granddaughter-in-law and perhaps even her former daughter-in-law (that would be the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Diana, respectively).  Whether you plan to celebrate the Jubilee or not, take a look at these 15 High Fashion Photos of a Young Queen Elizabeth.

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    1. So. Many. Celebrities. We. Love. Aziz Ansari, Rihanna, Paul Rudd, Michael Cera, Kevin Hart, James Franco, Mindy Kaling, Jason Segel, Jonah Hill and Emma Watson on the set of Seth Rogen's new film The End of the World. [via Femburton]

    Screen shot 2012-06-01 at 5.44.06 PM.png2. Dick Beals, the voice of Gumby, has passed away. [via EW]


    3. !!!!BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS!!! Dogtye ft. Katra covering "Somebody That I Used To Know." [via Ratsoff]

    tumblr_lulxvwWHBB1qjm6nvo1_500.jpg4. Ba da bop bop bop, I'm loving it. [via The Purple Pineapple

    tumblr_m1eumewFIM1qbuoy8.gif5. Woo! Connecticut legalized medical marijuana today.

    6112atm.jpg6. Brooklyn Nets forward DeShawn Stevenson has an ATM in his kitchen that he charges his friends $4.50 to use. (He also seems to have some strangely large photographs on his refrigerator, several of which are covering up its vents!) [via Gothamist]

    enhanced-buzz-6858-1338564091-9.jpg7. Why hello there Big Ang mural, spotted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! [via BuzzFeed]

    eat3_mini.jpg8. You may be surprised to learn what this is. Click here to find out.

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    Like many people who were lucky to know the late, great performance artist, playwright and downtown theater pioneer Tom Murrin, we were heartbroken when he passed away in March. Tom was a lovely, generous and just deeply kind person who wrote regularly for Paper and Papermag over the years, using our publication to support and champion the work of his peers in New York's experimental theater scene. He was beloved by his Paper family (and basically everyone he met) and we really miss him. 

    This Sunday, June 3rd, Tom's wife Patricia Sullivan is hosting an afternoon of words, images, and performances honoring Tom and his remarkable life from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at La Mama's Ellen Stewart Theater (66-68 East 4th St.) with a reception to follow. We'll be there to celebrate Tom and his amazing work as his alter egos the Alien Comic and Jack Bump, and we hope you will be too.

    Above: Tom Murron photographed by Patricia Sullivan. Below, a video teaser for his 2010 PS 122 one-man show, The Talking Show, which includes lots of great old footage of Tom.


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    New York

    emeli-sande-6x3_a11.jpgAt 24, UK singer/songwriter Emeli Sande has already drawn comparisons to Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell and won a BRIT Award for Critics Choice.  She'll be playing the Bowery Ballroom on the heels of her debut album Our Version of Events. [via Flavorpill]

    Future at Irving Plaza: Atlanta-based pop rapper heads to Irving Plaza alongside Pusha T. [via nymag]

    Showroom Seven Sample Sale: Update your summer wardrobe with major designer steals including heavily discounted Issa dresses, Erickson Beamon swarovski crystal necklaces and Liebeskind Berlin totes. [via Time Out New York]

    Micachu & the Shapes play Glasslands with Zambri. [via Oh My Rockness]

    Los Angeles

    2012LanaDelReyLS02PR230412.jpgLana Del Rey and Zebra Katz at the El Rey: 'Controversial' crooner Lana Del Rey performs at the legendary venue that shares part of her name with up-and-coming alt-rapper Zebra Katz.  For those who want to understand what the music blogosphere -- hell the blogosopher period. -- has been talking about these past few months, this show is not to be missed.

    Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival at iO West: The improv school/comedy club that launched the careers of Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mike Myers and Chris Farley, among others, features a week of improv shows and comedy classes.  You can expect to see shows by lots of iO alums -- such as Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet or The Simpsons' Dan Castellaneta -- as well as talented performers who could be the next big comedy star. [via L.A. Weekly]

    Chicago

    Teengirl-Fantasy-Cheaters.jpgDreamy pop/R&B/dance group Teengirl Fantasy plays the Empty Bottle alongside buzzy Chicago-based production duo Supreme Cuts and When Clouds Attack. [via Empty Bottle]

    SMUSH at Stage 773: An open mic featuring sketch comedy, improv and stand-up. [via Time Out Chicago]

    Rehab at Debonair Social Club: If you're itching to let loose this Monday night, head over to the always-fun weekly dance party hosted by Derek Berry and Dicky C of Team Bayside High.  [via Time Out Chicago]

    London

    401639-coldplay.jpgThis is your last chance to see Coldplay at Emirates Stadium, playing songs off of their most recent album -- Mylo Xyloto. [via Time Out London]

    World Street Food Festival: Celebrate long weekend (courtesy of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee) with a visit to Southbank Centre Square where a global street food fest is taking place.  Much of the food is cooked on premises -- meaning it'll be fresh and made-to-order -- and expect vendors such as Bhangra Burger, The Polish Deli London and the Mussel Men, among others. [via Time Out London]








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    The Kardashians' latest family music video is to "Hypnotize" by Notorious B.I.G. It is insane. (Incidentally, Kim chatted with us a bit about it here.) [via Daily Mail]

     

    Here's Johnny Depp playing "Gold on the Ceiling" with the Black Keys at last night's MTV Movie Awards. [via BuzzFeed]

      tumblr_m4zwqt4zoQ1qha6mmo1_r1_500.pngSandwich suitcase. [via EPICponyz]

     

    Laurie Anderson's amazing commencement speech at SVA involved performing a song with a pillow speaker in her mouth. [via HuffPo]

      vicki-gunvalson-450w-2009-facebook-vg.jpgHuh! Vicki Gunvalson makes the most of all the Real Housewives, racking in $450,000 a season. [via Radaronline]

      deepfriedgadgets06.jpgHenry Hargreaves' deep-fried gadgets. [via Flavorwire]

      Screen Shot 2012-06-04 at 12.00.00 AM.pngAndy Samby = officially leaving SNL. To star in a BBC sitcom! [via New York Post

    7235314684_35f7a584c1_z.jpgSnow-Cone cupcakes! [via Laughing Squid]

      Screen Shot 2012-06-03 at 11.55.07 PM.pngCan't. Stop. Staring. At Adrian Grenier's yearbook picture. [via The Berry]

    Screen Shot 2012-06-03 at 11.45.35 PM.pngCan you guess what Donald Trump is doing is this photo? We bet "lip-synching to 'Call Me Maybe' by Carly Rae Jepson" wasn't your first answer. Watch the video here. [via BuzzFeed]

      tumblr_lza3miGlwl1rn4t8co1_500.gifHere kitty, kitty. [via rrrick]

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    Screen shot 2012-03-12 at 5.10.24 PM.pngFiona Apple's new (and much-discussed!) album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, comes out in two weeks (June 19th, to be exact) and to whet her fans' appetites, the singer-songwriter has released another track, "Werewolf."  Apple's wistfully poetic ode to a break-up even includes a sampling of childrens' gleefully insane shouting (starting at 2:09) that the artist recorded at an elementary school playground near her house in L.A.

    Listen to "Werewolf" on Pitchfork.





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    The-Evening-Star-starring-Scott-Wolf-14.jpgHappy 44th birthday Scott Wolf! To celebrate, we present to you a photo of him in his underwear, from the little-known 1996 film The Evening Star.

    Fun fact: Did you know that he is married to Kelley from Real World New Orleans, and they are expecting their second child soon.



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    lindsa_560x0.jpg1) Here's Lindsay Lohan dressed as Elizabeth Taylor for that new Taylor biopic. [TMZ]

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    2) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have both put their houses up for sale, which apparently means they are moving in together. There are going to be so many fights about marble conference tables and fur pillows. [Via DailySwarm]

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    3) Oh dear. Based on the success of Taco Bell's Doritos Locos taco, Subway is test-marketing Doritos Nachos (that is, Doritos with nacho cheese and jalapenos) in select locations in the Nashville area. [HuffPo via Gothamist]


    LOCALS1.jpg4) Pool party alert! Summer pool party series Locals Only kicks off  tomorrow night on the Thompson Hotel rooftop with Chrissie Miller, Ruby Canner, and Lindsey Thornburg of 143 Ludlow and DJ Cory Kennedy.




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    5) Check out Australian artist Yiying Lu's cool watercolor series "Beautiful Traps," depicting women wearing carnivorous plant hats with working QR codes in them. [LaughingSquid]

    20090314-tot-02.jpg6) Where to eat on the Coney Island boardwalk this summer. [Eater]


    7) Here are some robots getting down to a little KPop. These bots are good and all, but obviously owe a lot to prima ballerinas of our childhoods,  the dancing flowers. [Jezebel]

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    8) The Times has an interview with Mad Men's Jared Harris, who plays Lane Pryce, about last night's ultra-depressing episode. Asked how Matthew Weiner broke the news to him about his character's plot twist, Harris said, "He said, "Listen, let's go up to my office." Now that's always bad news. And then when we got into the office he offered me some really expensive brandy -- that was really big trouble. He went, "I've got something I need to speak to you about," and I went, "Uh-oh." [NYT]








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    The CFDA Awards are happening AS WE SPEAK, and as the red carpet madness was going down, we were glued to our Twitter feed, grabbing all the real-time Twit-Pics/Instagram photos we could get our little grubby paws on. Check in tomorrow for a full gallery of images, and a report from the front-lines!

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    Lela Rose and Mandy Moore make for a cute couple. [via CFDA]

    e979affeae9811e1abd612313810100a_7.jpgDiane! [via Fashionologie]

    b6c1c3b6ae9911e1abd612313810100a_7.jpgKaren Elson in green. [via HuffPostStyle]

    AulRuRUCMAAERhI.jpgMichael Kors and Joan Smalls. [via CFDA]

    Screen shot 2012-06-04 at 7.20.53 PM.pngKate Bosworth and her date Joseph Altuzarra. [via Kate Bosworth]

    fc13333cae9911e1ab011231381052c0_7.jpgThe Kills' Allison Mosshart with pink hair. [via HuffPostStyle]

    AulQQVcCIAA1dEl.jpgZoe Saldana and Prabal Gurung. [via CFDA]

    116c641cae9d11e1a8761231381b4856_7.jpgA super-smiley Phillip Lim. [via Business of Fashion]

    Screen shot 2012-06-04 at 7.23.44 PM.pngPadma Lakshmi and designer Naeem Khan. [via Padma Lakshmi]

    1997d250ae9511e1a39b1231381b7ba1_7.jpg CFDA's Steven Kolb channeling Russell Westbrook/Kim Hastreiter? [via Net-a-porter]

    336d182cae9d11e181bd12313817987b_7.jpgThe Olsen twins, Lauren Hutton and a Style.com microphone. [via HuffPostStyle]

    AulO_ijCAAAy6Rh.jpgStacey Bendet and Devon Aoki. [via CFDA]

    4e22ca7cae9d11e1a39b1231381b7ba1_7.jpgBusy Phillips! [via FabSugar]

    AulTvzSCEAEqLX6.jpgTommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee. [via Style.com]

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    Marc Jacobs. [via FidgeFab]

    AulPy4iCAAAahto.jpgScott Schuman and Garance Doré. [via CFDA]

    592687519.jpgRed hair, red carpet: Grace Coddington. [via ShopJinny]

    1c0f9ca4ae9d11e1989612313815112c_7.jpgOlivier Theyskens and Constance Jablonski. [via CFDA]

    Screen shot 2012-06-04 at 7.52.06 PM.pngDoutzen Kroes. [via KCD Worldwide]

    2ca4439cae9a11e1989612313815112c_7.jpgLinda Fargo is a vision in florals! [via CFDA]

    27e187a6aea011e18bb812313804a181_7.jpgCrystal Renn. [via FabSugar]

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    Jessica Stam and Jason Wu. [via Business of Fashion]

    AulPyu0CAAE9mGV.jpgJohn Waters chatting with Lynn Yaeger. [via WWD]


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    New York:

    Man Man at Brooklyn Bowl

    Philly freakazoids Man Man bring their stomping, fever-dream ruckus (and instruments ranging from shakers and bowls of water to Furbys) to Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Better yet, the show is free with RSVP. [BrooklynBowl]

    Jimmy Cliff at Prospect Park Bandshell
    The reggae icon kicks off Celebrate Brooklyn's outdoor summer concerts at Prospect Park Bandshell with a free concert. Cliff's got an EP out featuring covers of the Clash's "Guns of Brixton" and Rancid's "Ruby Soho" (!), so fingers crossed for his renditions of those jams tonight in addition, of course, to his hits including "The Harder They Come" and "You Can Get It If You Really Want It." [BRICArts]

    DUMBO Lit at Powerhouse Arena
    In celebration of trade fair Book Expo America's New York Book Week, DUMBO's powerHouse Arena is celebrating the neighborhood's presence in the NYC lit world via a night of readings from DUMBO publishers  including n + 1, Verso Books, Melville House, and Cave Canem. Free beer and wine, too! [PowerHouse]

    The Clean + Times New Viking at Le Poisson Rouge
    The New Zealand indie-pop trailblazers the Clean, whose 2009 album Mister Pop was their first in eight years, plays at Le Poisson Rouge with Merge label-mates Times New Viking. [LePoissonRouge]


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    L.A.

    Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture + Q&A with producer Ken Scott at the Grammy Museum
    The Grammy Museum screens the 1973 documentary Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture, featuring David Bowie and The Spiders from Mars performing at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1973. (And featuring a whopping six outfit changes.) Producer Ken Scott will be on hand afterward for a Q&A. [LAWeekly]

    LMFAO at the Staples Center
    Put 5 to10 drinks in anyone and suddenly "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I know It" are not so bad, which means they were good all along. We said it! [LAWeekly]

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    Chicago
    Penguin Prison + Class Actress at Logan Hall
    Penguin Prison's Chris Glover (pictured above) brings his synthy '80s-esque sound to Logan Hall with dreamy synth-pop outfit Class Actress. [ChicagoReader

    Chicago Underground Film Festival Shorts: The Dead Talk Back
    Given our nation's recent mania over cannibalism, zombies and generally upsetting  bath-salts-induced crimes, tonight's Chicago Underground Film Festival shorts program on death, dying, and the dead seems darkly appropriate. [ChicagoReader]

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    London
    A$AP Rocky at Electric Ballroom
    A$AP Rocky is one of hip-hop's must buzzed about rappers at the moment (he recently signed to Sony for a bananas $3 million) and you can expect a few tracks tonight form the Harlem rapper's much-anticipated new album
    LongLiveAsap. [TimeOut]

    Cypress Hill
    Rap vets Cypress Hill are playing a one-off U.K. show tonight and will likely play tons of jams from their weed-scented 20+ career, including "Hits From the Bong" and "I Want to Get High." You now what to do before you go.  [TimeOut]

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    tumblr_m52898JnfH1qln00mo1_400.gifGood morning! [via Tall Whitney]

    Screen shot 2012-06-04 at 6.54.45 PM.pngYelp prison reviews exist because, as Buzzfeed's Katie Notopoulos put it, "First thing you do when you get out? Better review it on Yelp." [via Buzzfeed]

    1107-640x426.jpg"Giant brain phone booths" spotted in São Paulo, Brazil! [via Laughing Squid]]

    Screen shot 2012-06-04 at 6.59.47 PM.pngCucumber killer whale. [via Laser Bread flickr/Tall Whitney]

    Screen shot 2012-06-04 at 7.02.33 PM.pngA Super Mario-themed fish tank made out of legos. Sweeeet. [Tall Whitney via Laughing Squid]

    Screen shot 2012-06-04 at 7.08.36 PM.pngIn case you were curious, here's the first official shot of Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Lifetime's Liz & Dick.  You can see another shot of LL in last night's Eight Items Or Less. [Oh No They Didn't via E! Twitter]

    Screen shot 2012-06-04 at 7.16.44 PM.pngPerhaps unsurprisingly, someone on Etsy is selling embroidered Kanye West tweets. [via Buzzfeed]


    madonna.jpgRumor has it, Madonna will guest star on Adult Swim's Children's Hospital. [via Laugh Spin]

    Screen shot 2012-06-04 at 7.23.45 PM.pngHere are some seriously snarky fortune cookies.  Something tells us this could be up Danny Bowien's alley. [via Lost at E Minor]






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