December 19, 2013
RECAP: The Winner Of ‘The Voice’ Season Finale Is…. A-MA-ZING!
Did you watch The Voice season finale last night?!! OH. EM. GEE! We have a wiiiinnnnnnnerrrrr!
Season five came down to three great talents: Tessanne Chin, Will Champlin, and Jacquie Lee. But only one can win. And the crowning moment has to be DRAMA. So, to help bring the heat, pop music giants Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Ne-Yo Aloe Blacc and OneRepublic all performed, paving the way for the NEXT BIG THING. I’m seriously so so sooooo excited for this winner! Ok, enough teasing…
The winner of The Voice’s fifth season is… (If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t keep reading :) (more…)Read More
December 5, 2013
Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Micah’s Favorite Things
Anyone who knows me knows that two of the things I love most are entertaining and giving gifts (year round). I especially love the Holiday season because there’s plenty of both. These are some of my favorite things:
For the friend who likes to entertain people at their home, look no further than the SodaStream Source (just $99, sodastreamusa.com). Seriously, though, what is more festive than adding bubbles to your menu? I personally love that I can turn ordinary tap water into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling waters (saving money- hello!). With 60 flavors to choose from and a wide variety of styles to fit any holiday party theme and décor, it’s no wonder fans of SodaStream include Hollywood actresses Olivia Munn, Krysten Ritter, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Scarlett Johansson.
There’s really nothing quite like being super duper comfortable while you’re at home. Beauty & Style TV correspondent Jamie Krell agrees: ”My fiance and I gave these monogrammed Restoration Hardware Luxury Plush Bath Robes to everyone in our family this year for Hanukkah (and they were a major hit!) Who wouldn’t want to cozy up by the fire in these? Not only are they super duper comfy, but they are personalized, great for both men and women and less than $100!”
If you’ve ever wanted to give a fragrance as a gift, actress Gwyneth Paltrow says the Holidays is “a nice time to try something new!” Paltrow is the new face of the BOSS JOUR Pour Femme fragrance from Hugo Boss ($78, HugoBoss.com). Actor Ryan Reynolds, the new face of BOSS Bottled, says that giving a fragrance as a gift means that you think very highly of that person ($67, HugoBoss.com).
Capture the spirit of NYC with Bond No. 9‘s limited-edition I Love New York for Holiday fragrance, a festive modern gourmet-floral blend… for BOTH men and women! This unisex fragrance has top notes of Mandarin, Osmanthus and Pomegranate blend and middle notes consisting of Nutmeg, Fennel, Patchouli and Freesia finish with Labdanum, Musk and Praline. Available at Bond No. 9’s five New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Sephora, and BondNo9.com ($175 for 100ml, $105 for 50ml).Pebble Smartwatch is being called “the best tech gift of 2013″ because it bridges the gap between revolutionary technology and style. It’s easy to tell why. It connects to your smartphone in almost every way possible! The fashionable watch, which retails for $150, comes in five colors: Jet Black, Cherry Red, Arctic White and Grey and Orange (both currently on backorder).
If you don’t want to spend that much — but still want to “wow” — the adorable Digix miniBOOM Bluetooth Speaker is a great bet! This tiny little wireless speaker is extremely powerful and convenient for the friend who loves their music on-the-go. I have mine in my bathroom and I love that I can wirelessly play music from my music library on my iPhone. Brilliant! Available at Radio Shack, for just $29.99!
It’s no wonder celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga are obsessed with Violent Lips. I personally wouldn’t wear them, but we all have that friend that would… She’s the girl who loves beauty and cosmetics AND has a penchant for pizzaz! I’ve already given a few pairs to my make up artist friends — and they went wild! Available online and in stores in New York and Los Angeles, Violent Lips are available in 7 different glitter lipstick applications, for just $5 a piece.
For more cosmetic luxury at an affordable gifting price, she will also love the Fresh Cosmetics Sugar Rosé Royalty Set (just $32.99!) and Sonia Kashuk‘s luxurious 10-piece limited edition “Lavish Luxe” set and 4-piece “Classic Chic” brush set ($21.99-$26.99, available at Target). Celebrity fans of the brand include Cindy Crawford, Tea Leoni, and Keri Russell.Read More
November 12, 2013
ARTPOP + artRave = Lady Gaga Celebrates New Album!
Leave it to Lady Gaga to, quite literally, fly into her press conference… Before the artRave celebration began, Gaga invited media to a hangar at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Sunday evening (Nov 10) to experience and learn about Volantis, what she calls the World’s “first flying dress.” Created by Gaga’s TechHaus team and Studio XO, the contraption is “essentially a vehicle,” she explained before climbing into the hovercraft-esque “dress,” which bears the curvaceous silhouette of a woman, and demonstrated how the outfit can propel an individual off the ground and into flight.
Watch above, and below, Gaga tells me about her upcoming American Music Awards performance with R. Kelly:
December 5, 2012
Micah Jesse x American Express = Points For Presents Holiday Gift Guide!
It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” time of year and… you’re procrastinating sorting out your holiday gifts, aren’t you? And who doesn’t have those one or two people who are really, really difficult to shop for?! I know I do.
So that is why I am sooooooo thrilled to be an American Express ambassador for their #PointsForPresents Holiday program this year! Over the last few weeks I have been digging through their extensive catalog of goodies and I’ve compiled a few of my faves to help you — my fabulous and in-the-know readers — pick out some seriously stellar gifts (all shoppable using American Express Membership Rewards) that seriously everyone will love!
American Express helps ease the pain of shopping by allowing their Cardmembers to earn and use Membership Rewards points. Surely you already know you can earn points for almost every purchase you make (and with no expiration date)… But — did you know you can use your points on a wide variety of gift cards, retail purchases, travel and entertainment events? Aha!
KEEP READING TO SEE WHICH GIFTS ARE MY PEACH PICKS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON…Read More
August 10, 2012
Lady Gaga: Vogue Magazine Cover Girl — For The 2nd Time!
In her first magazine shoot since March 2011, Lady Gaga is once again gracing the covers of the ever fabulous Vogue Magazine. Gaga was quoted in her tweet saying, “Who else sees me channeling @RuPaul on the COVER of VOGUE. If only I was as fierce as you b*tch. I did try to come for you with that weave!”
In the article, Gaga discusses the launch of her newest fragrance, “Fame,” and the recent reuse of her infamous meat dress. Discussing her latest tour, Gaga goes on to say, “We were talking about putting the show together, and I said, ‘OK, what if I was someone’s grandma and I was going to a concert tonight. How would I know that it was a Gaga show?’ And we all just sort of looked at each other and said,’The meat dress!’”
The Gaga-fied September issue of Vogue hits newsstands August 21. And while you’re waiting, check out this exclusive behind the scenes look at Gaga’s shoot!Read More
July 26, 2012
Pink Writes Two Tracks For Cher’s New and Upcoming Album!
Cher has revealed that “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” singer Pink has written two songs for her that will appear on her upcoming album! The album, which is the singer’s 26th, should be released by the end of the year. Cher seems very excited and took to Twitter to inform her 750,000 fans about Pink’s contribution: “Had meeting 2nite w/Record Co. They Love Song ive done!Got 2 New! PINK Wrote them! Co wants it out end yr. pic’d single… Alecia wrote 2 GREAT SONGS!!… Pink is Definitely My Girl! SHE’S TALENT! Luv it (sic).”
This is Cher’s first studio album in 11 years. WOW! The album will also feature a single with Lady Gaga, called “The Greatest Thing,” which has a general release date of September. Can’t wait to hear what Pink has come up with for the 66 year old star as well as the release of this album!Read More
July 17, 2012
Lady Gaga Releases “Fame” Perfume Ad!
Lady Gaga has released the ad for her new scent “Fame” which is scheduled to hit stores in September. On Monday, the pop star tweeted a link to her new perfume campaign that read: “So last minute surprise! In a few hrs were going to debut FAME, the fragrance campaign ad shot by STEVEN KLEIN on http://www.littlemonsters.com“. In the black-and-white-shot, Gaga wears nothing besides a mask, and it appears as if tiny men are climbing up the singer’s body.
The ad was shot by photographer Steven Klein, who previously worked with Gaga on the music video for “Alejandro.” Gaga later tweeted about the ad: “i won’t lie I’m a bit nervous. its been a while since i’ve shared some work with you. But i’m so proud of Steven+I, we really did not sleep!”
The internet has been buzzing with discussion about the controversial ad because as you can see, it leaves little to the imagination! What do you guys think of her first ad?Read More
June 19, 2012
Lady GaGa Expands Her Empire With A Brand New Fragrance!
She has earned five Grammy Awards and thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, has the highest grossing tour in the world, and now Lady GaGa, just announced her next huge endeavor — a fragrance of her very own!
GaGa tweeted a picture (seen above) of her new perfume, Fame, after photos were leaked online.
If GaGa is known for her individuality and creaitvity, why should her perfume be any different? It’s being described as an innovation in the perfume market, being that the perfume is black but once being sprayed turns clear.
How cool does that sound?
The exclusive Fluid Technology is being released only with Fame. The pop star said, “The scent is built around three main accords: dark, sensual, and light. The dark accord was inspired by Belladonna, the deadly nightshade possessed by haunted beauties since the 18th century. From this darkness, the fragrance evolves to a sensual accord of opulence, a fusion of dripping honey, saffron, and apricot nectar. And lastly, the light accord whispers magnificence. The rich floral layer of crushed tiger orchid & jasmine sambac embodies timeless beauty. The accords work together to create a fragrance of floral and fruity elements, with the star ingredient inspired by Belladonna leveling out the whole fragrance and giving Lady GaGa Fame its signature as a scent.”
Gotta get me a bottle…STAT!Read More
June 15, 2012
Adam Lambert And Britney Spears Named Billboard’s Sexiest In Music
A new poll from Billboard.com has crowned an unlikeley pair as the Sexiest Man and Women in Music. Despite the combination, there is no doubt that Billboard voter’s choice of the current X Factor Judge, Britney Spears, and American Idol star, Adam Lambert was a good one. It’s hard to disagree that Adam and Britney are sexy!
In the poll that brought in over 600,000 votes, Spears earned 45% of the vote for sexiest female, followed by Lady Gaga with 12% of the vote and Beyonce in 3rd with 8% of the vote. Adam Lambert took 26% of the votes for sexiest male, beating out Maroon 5′s Adam Levine into second place with 12%, while Justin Bieber placed third with 10%.
What do you guys think!? Do you agree with the final vote?Read More
June 12, 2012
Katy Perry: From Concerts to Comic Books!
Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, and actress — and soon she can add “comic book star” and inspiration to that list!
The Bluewater Comic Books Company has released the idea for the “Fame” series, which each comic tracing a short biography of a celebrity’s life. Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, Glee, and even Beyonce have all been offered to be a part in this series.
Katy‘s story will illustrate her life with her Christian upbringing and her rise to stardom.
Which celebrities would YOU like to see in a comic book?Read More
June 7, 2012
VIDEO: Watch Steamy Behind-The-Scenes Video From Kellan Lutz & Kate Upton’s Sexy Photoshoot!
That’s right, scorching hot-ness!
Shot by famed photographer Yu Tsai, on the sprawling sands and energetic promenade of Venice Beach, California, the two celebs sizzle for the brand’s Fall 2012 campaign, appropriately titled “California Dreaming.”
If you’re into the idea of seeing the “Twilight” hunk shirtless (come on, who isn’t?), watch the behind-the-scenes video… after the jump! (more…)Read More
June 5, 2012
VIDEO: “Indonesian Little Monsters” Flash Mob Brings GaGa To Tears
Lady GaGa was forced to cancel her June 3 concert in Jakarta, Indonesia due to protests from Islamic Groups!
MTV reports that a group of 91 of GaGa’s biggest fans, who call themselves the “Indonesian Little Monsters” planned a flash mob in Jakarta’s Ex Plaza Indonesia shopping center to dance a choreographed routine in her honor! In the video they dance to hits such as “Bad Romance” and “Judas”, and end with a sentimental message about how they respected her decision to cancel the show.
GaGa tweeted the flash mob video and a response: “This made me cry so hard,” Gaga wrote. “I love you so much. You are the best fans in the world.”
Watch the VIDEO:
June 1, 2012
Lady GaGa Sets New Twitter Record With 25 Million Followers!
The Princess of Pop earned herself the remarkable new title as the Queen of Twitter yesterday when she hit the 25 million follower mark!
She is the first person on Twitter to reach 25 million — as well as the most followed person in the world.
Now that’s something to be proud of!
From her tour in Southeast Asia she tweeted: “#25milliontweetymonsters wow! I’m officially feeling like the luckiest girl in the world today. Last sold out show in Singapore in 2 hrs!”
Justin Beiber follows close behind her with a gap of around 2.5 million followers.
Congrats Lady Gaga!!!!Read More
April 20, 2012
Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna Expected To Take Over The Billboard Music Awards
Adele sweeped the awards at the Grammys – could the same happen at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards? The Billboard Music Awards are fast approaching with Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Lil Wayne leading with the most nominations.
Adele leads the finalists in 18 award categories, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. LMFAO took a close second with 17 nominations, going against Adele, as well as Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Rihanna in Top Hot 100 Artist. Rihanna is a finalist in 13 categories, while Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne are up for 10 categories each.
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards take place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand, being broadcast on ABC live on Sunday May 20 at 8pm.Read More
April 8, 2012
Ricky Martin Opens “Evita” On Broadway! — Where Were The Stars This Week?
Ricky Martin looked like a million bucks at the opening night festivities for his “Evita” Broadway gig at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Martin has been working hard and is ready to show off his stage skills!
Kid Cudi spotted on the mic hyping the crowd from the DJ booth at boutique Hollywood nightclub AGENCY Tuesday, as Fernando Garibay, official musical director for Lady Gaga during the making of album “Born This Way,” played an entrancing DJ set.
Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and John Slattery sawing into steaks at Ben Benson’s with NBC’s Brian Williams, Al Roker, Today Show Producer Jim Bell, PR Man Jon Harris and Andy Ostroy of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Ben Benson himself came out to greet the crew, who gathered for a charitable lunch to benefit the Foundation.
CMT star Melissa Rycroft kicked off her heels and slipped into some chic and comfy Crocs at The Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas this weekend for some much needed R&R with her family – husband, Tye Strickland and daughter, Ava Grace. Ava Marie was spotted in Croc’s Keely shoes in a Navy/Pink Lemonade.
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal were spotted out and about in the big apple this week. The stud and his pregnant sister walked through Chinatown while the paparazzi captured some good shots! Nothing like some sibling bonding!
Kim Kardashian goes west…no pun intended. The reality star was spotted at JFK airport catching a flight out of NYC back to good ol’ LA! She looked cute and casual wearing a printed white top and a big smile as well!
FOR MORE STAR SIGHTINGS THIS WEEK, KEEP READING… (more…)Read More