11 items from 2011
Imagine watching a film from the ‘Elm St’ series and suddenly finding one of Freddy Krueger’s razor-sharp taloned glove tapping you on the back. Or how would you feel if, viewing the scene in The Shining where Jack Nicholson finally loses it completely, his character from that very film shimmied into view, dragging his large axe across the floor as he entered your line of vision?
That was one of the fun conceits the good folks from Sky and Freud managed to bring to the table for an event we attended last Friday at the Rsa Vaults in central London – a horror-themed night which culminated with a silent ‘screaming’ of the 2002 Us remake of The Ring.
A visual answer to Silent Disco, we were invited to watch the Naomi Watts-starring tale of haunted videos and a well-dwelling child apparition on individual iPads, whilst said kiddie spirit from the film, »
- Adam Lowes
I went to the most awesome birthday party this past weekend -- it was literally a blast from the past! My friend Joe turned 40 and celebrated with a "Xanadu" themed "Disco Roller Party"- just the sound of that is pretty fab, right?
It all started with the invites, which included a DVD of the Olivia Newton-John cult classic "Xanadu," to inspire us for costume ideas. I admit- I did not do too well in the costume department. I could not think of anything to wear and just tried to be festive with a sparkly Dvf jacket. I wish ...
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We asked and you responded like crazy!
Over the last week or so, we polled you guys about your favorite MTV Video Music Awards moments and boy did you let us know who your favorites were in categories like Most Iconic Vma Performance, Best Video of the 2000s and Best Pop Performance!
All told, we received a staggering 15 million votes in nine categories. By far the most heated contest came in the Most Iconic Vma Moment poll, where we received nearly 10 million votes … and over 9 million of those were split between two acts – Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi. That’s right! Fan groups for the two classic MTV artists got crazy competitive, but ultimately Mj prevailed, taking just over 57 percent of the vote. The late King of Pop’s 1995 Vma performance also took the crown for Best Vma Pop Performance.
- John Mitchell
As you know in fashion, one day you’re in, and the next day… you’re talking to reporters about the utter misery of being out! Don’t click through if you don’t want a Spoiler on last night’s Project Runway premiere. Season 9′s first eliminated contestant chats with EW after the jump. Rafael Cox took a lot of heat from Tim Gunn when he declined to incorporate the most interesting part of his sleepytime ensemble — a leopard scarf — into his look for the Week 1 pajama challenge. But his hesitation to remove the scarf from his own noggin »
- Annie Barrett
Benny Benassi at The Mid
This week I attended my first ever House Music DJ set at Chicago’s The Mid featuring none other than legendary DJ and Producer Benny Benassi. The venue was ideal for this kind of event, which sold out immediately and was jam-packed. With an air cooler machine shooting down cold air onto the audience I danced my bum off to Benassi’s classics like “Satisfaction” and “California Dreaming.”
Benassi is currently gearing up for the release of his new album Electroman out June 7, featuring his track “Spaceship” with Kelis & The Black Eyed Peas’ Apl.d.Ap as well as his latest single “Cinema” with U.K. singer Gary Go. Benassi has also teamed up with Chris Brown on Brown’s latest album F.A.M.E. on the track “Beautiful People” which is slowly turning into my summer anthem and has the power »
- Davis Mallory
Check out why Kate and Will’s second reception will be the hottest party of the season! Hint: Disco balls are involved
The vows were said, rings were exchanged, and beautiful newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton kissed (twice) on the balcony. After a long day filled with a beautiful ceremony and an extravagant luncheon, the only thing left to do is let loose and celebrate the nuptials!
Prince Charles is hosting the event, starting the night out with speeches, dinner, and then dancing. Prince Harry will be giving his best man speech, which we’re sure will be interesting since the Queen is not attending the wild festivities. We all saw Harry whisper something into William’s ear that made him blush when his bride-to-be met them at the altar. Wish we could hear his toast tonight!
The dinner will feature luscious indulgences like crab, lamb, and decadent sweets. »
- Kirstin Benson
We are beings in bondage, brothers and sisters, and it's high time we cast off our shackles and made a break for freedom! "Amen, brother!" I hear you holler in return, fist of solidarity high in the air. "But how do we get the freedom we want and deserve?"
At this point, Gene Kelly bounces into view, swings around a lamppost in front of our impromptu street rally and enthusiastically cries out, "Gotta dance!" Brothers and sisters, the Singin' In The Rain star is right! Dancing is freedom and he's showing us the steps we need to take to further our revolution of freewill.
It's the expression of the soul's inner truth as articulated through the physical medium of the body. Dance can be a cathartic release and can represent feelings and emotions. It can illustrate particular meanings and mood. »
It’s “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” Week on American Idol, which means we’ve got at least some slim hope that Wednesday night’s performance show won’t consist entirely of saccharine ballads. To that end, I’ve brainstormed my dream set list for the Top 9 — including uptempo tracks for Pia and Jacob, a tonal shift for Scotty, and something that will allow Casey to break out the upright bass. Check out my picks, then peruse an alphabetical listing of the entire Hall of Fame roster, head to the comments, and post your own song suggestions.
- Michael Slezak
It's MTV's second annual Musical March Madness! MTV News took the 64 biggest names in rock, split them up into four regions, assigned them seeds and puts them up against one another in a single-elimination series of match-ups in a winner-take-all contest. We're leaving it to you to decide an actual champ in this field of 64, so over the next few weeks, fan voting will determine who will emerge as this year's champion. It's all about the fans, and the artist with the most passionate fan base will score the awesome Musical March Madness trophy!
The Sweet 16 round of the MTV Musical March Madness tournament is nearly complete, and many of the eight match-ups currently going down have razor-thin margins between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. There are a lot of huge bands — including Muse, Paramore and defending champs Coheed and Cambria — on the verge of elimination, »
- Kyle Anderson
Greetings New Music Mix Readers. You may have noticed I took a brief hiatus from my bi-weekly roundups. Well this past month I participated in a show on MTV that will be airing this summer. Check back on AfterElton.com once it airs as I’ll be recapping my experience and filling you all in on the inside gossip.
On February 28th, I had the chance to catch Lady Gaga and Scissor Sisters in Chicago at the United Center on Gaga’s second North American leg of her Monster Ball Tour. I must say that if you have the chance to go see her perform, take it. She is undoubtedly one of the best entertainers of our time.
- Davis Mallory
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- Michelle Collins
11 items from 2011
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