Monday, August 31, 2009

Alexa is Aces, Just Aces.

My sister has been on me to write another blog about Alexa Chung, so I found a video on her MTV site where she sings a line of Ace of Base's "All That She Wants", which is perfect, because Meg and I lived for Ace of Base when we were younger. Our car trips were all about Ace of Base, even if it was just up to the grocery store.

Ace of Base is the first kind of music I can remember liking, and I say that with much pride.

I also attached Alexa's interview with Alexis Bledel on August 20th. It's creeping me out how alike they are. First of all- the name. Second- their shoes. They are wearing almost the exact same shoes. Both former models. Brunette and pale.

However, Alexa is slightly more...outgoing. Less fidgety I guess. But OMG how funny does Alexis get when she's translating? Adorable. Very adorable girls.

Chris Pine is a Diva.

Yes ladies, that is Star Trek hottie Chris Pine getting into a town car. And yes, that's his guitar case being put into the back.

Take a moment to swoon. Or sa- woooon as Theo and I like to say.

When you come back to reality check out the license plate of the car- Diva 60. How funny is that?
Photo courtesy of Just Jared.

Elephant Art.

Gossip Girl fans are counting down to the premiere on Monday Sept. 14th with our favorite boring couple, on the show and in real life.

Not quite as boring as I thought though- for some reason I always thought of them just hanging out in coffee shops and attending plays, operas, thinking they're real cool (itis) stuff like that. This is along that line of thinking, but on a much higher level than I ever expected from them. I love it when boring people surprise me.

Penn and Blake went to Tailand earlier this year- what a date. Very pretentious bohemian, but still impressive. I mean, real bohemians can't afford to pay $300 He said, “Surprisingly, the most spiritual thing [Blake and I did in Thailand] was riding the elephants. They are incredible creatures and I honestly wasn’t expecting it. They’re unbelievably smart and communicative. I literally had a physical feeling in my chest. It was religious, nearly - I’m not religious but riding them was unbelievable.”

Blake Lively is apparently an art fiend, and in fact Penn got her "a painting from a Russian street artist," for her birthday. How bon vivant of him. But nothing could compare to this,

“The elephants paint, man! It’s really mind-blowing. We paid $300 for six hours with our own elephant each. We rode them into the river, we bathed them, got back on them, rode them into the jungle and they painted! Blake's painting is beautiful. Mine didn’t come out so well.

I really want some elephant art. The day has come where I am jealous of boring Penn Badgley whose father named him after tennis balls- really, it's true. So I'm jealous of THAT guy. The epitome of the brown jacket guy.
Photo courtesy of Just Jared.

Twilight Loves TOMS!

Sarah Clarke who plays Bella's mother in the Twilight series was spotted arriving in Vancouver on Sunday wearing TOMS! This is (no pun intended) a step in the right direction. Hopefully the whole cast catches on. If Robert Pattionson was spotted wearing out. There would be none left to "give a pair" if that happened. Rabid twi-hards would be shoving their tragically human feet into them before R Patz had a chance to take them off. Tweens and suburban housewives would be walking around with Edward's face painted onto their shoes in glitter...

Oh Lord. What has she done? I've changed my mind- this must stop with Sarah Clarke. I love TOMS too much to sully their name with the Twi-hard fan-zy. LOST loving TOMS is cool, but...this worries me.

If you're a normal person though go buy some TOMS- for every pair you buy, they give a pair to a child in need!
Photo courtesy of LaineyGossip.

Flurg Guys, It's Monday.

But thankfully popYEAH! is around to help you procrastinate doing all the stuff you procrastinated doing this weekend.

We're starting the 30 Rock countdown to Oct.15th. It will keep you going through the last part of the semester, trust.
Photo courtesy of Splash News.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Eric Hutchinson & Matisyahu.

B1 Block Party was last night at Notre Dame, featuring reggae- singing rabbi Matisyahu (Matthew Paul Miller) and Perez Hilton ingenue Eric Hutchinson. Amazing concert. It was all outside, Chic-fil-a catered. Hot damn, you know I live and breath for some Chic-a-fil, as my grandfather likes to call it. Not great with the names. Wonder what he would do with Matisyahu. Oh Lord. I won't even try it.

The night didn't start off so well since my less- than covert efforts to sneak in my camera were an epic fail. Big ups to our friend Tim for letting Brian Williams chill in his room for the night. I will give a big hug to anyone who can give me the actual sensical reason why cameras with a detachable lense are so hated at concerts, and part B of the question- who does Legends think they are? I saw Jack Johnson at an outdoor ampitheater and I snuck it in. No biggie. Eh, bad timing. And the kid was wearing aviators so of course he was going to be all into his job.
We were right up against the stage for Eric Hutchinson, I was kicking myself for being without Brian Williams, but Kate from Kansas saved the day and let me use her point and shoot so I got a couple cute shots. Eric Hutchinson was of course a great live performer. It was so much fun, and being outside was just the ish. He loves his band you can tell- they were all wearing shirts and ties, and had all the necessaries for a band: happy-go- lucky drummer, cool/fun guitarist (white guy with dreads, and it totally worked) and awkward bass player. That's a must. Bass player must always be awk or your band won't work. Trust. That's him to the side- looks awkward right?

He sounds pretty much exactly how he sounds on the CD, upbeat, fun- no disappointments. Engages the crowd, really enjoys being up there. His outfit made me laugh a bit with the outfit, I wasn't sure if he was going to hand me a large lollipop or fried chicken or something. Especially with the sperries, it was very southern gentleman. He's from D.C.- I checked it on wikipedia, so you know it's legit. He also had an extreme cowlick thing going on that was just bouncing up and down during his entire performance. It was mesmerizing. Molly and I couldn't focus on anything else.We took a picture with him afterwards and he looked dead tired. In a creepy homeless man kind of way. I could have put groceries in the bags under his eyes. Poor thing. It doesn't show in the picture, but up close he had skin like vampire Bill on True Blood. GASP- Eric Hutchinson is a vampire? That would be so sweet.
Now onto Matisyahu. Really good. Into his performance so much that he was almost in a trance. It was slightly on the brim of my musical tastes, but I enjoyed it. I was effing freezing, but I enjoyed it. You would not believe how cold it was- in August. It's still August, that is what I have to keep telling myself. It was at least in the 50s that night.

Anyways, I heard from Kelsey and Molly that Matisyahu's dad was in the crowd dancing, which is adorable. Apparently he looked just like him, many people looking like Matisyahu can there be walking around Notre Dame? Sound like a legit tip to me.

I have to give him credit- it cannot be easy trying to break into the rasta business when you're a Hasidic Jew. He was completely into his performance and rocking his look. At the time I thought it was contrived and a case of "i think i'm real cool", but sleep and a warm bed has changed my thoughts on the matter. I think he's legit, and cold weather makes me preternaturally mean, so I feel like I was too rash to judge.
Conclusion: Definite like. If either of these two come near you- GO.

Eric Hutchinson, if you like: Matt Costa, Ben Folds, Switchfoot
Matisyahu, If you like: Damien Marley, Phish

If you want to read a review by someone who LOVES Matisyahu, check out my roomie Katie's blog, Katie Nash Knows. If you go to it, make sure to click on the Eva Danielle banner. She makes commission for every click she gets- support a fellow college student.

02 Oh! - Eric Hutchinson

King Without A Crown - Matisyahu
Photos courtesy of Courtney and NPR.


Who cares about Kristen, we want more Charlie! Love this guy. Why has he not gotten more stalking? He's way cooler than...Kellan Lutz for sure. Lets give Billy Burke some love, ok?

These are shots of the two filming for Eclipse a Forks High School graduation scene I think. I mean I know- just look at that fug gown Kristen is holding and the diploma. So yeah, I know. And Charlie would wear jeans to a graduation.
Photo courtesy of Splash News

SMG Cares.

Love Sarah Michelle Gellar. You know this. Hate her too- she's one of those pregnant women who just have the cute belly, but keep their same figure as before. What a cop-out.

She was spotted heading to a girl's lunch at the Casa del Mar hotel on Friday afternoon in Santa Monica.

Ok, I think it's safe to say that she is ready to pop, and I can't wait to see how adorable this baby is. Also extremely curious what they're going to name it. I'm going to say something in the normal-ish, but cutsy old fashioned. Like Lilly or...Susannah or something.

Below is a just posted video of her in Tanzania as a CARE Ambassador. Love how she doesn't use things like this for her own cheap reasons. Like Paris Hilton. Or Jessica Simpson.
Photo courtesy of Just Jared.

On the Flip Side.

Hillary Duff and her hockey player boyfriend Mike Comrie went out for lunch yesterday (Aug. 29) at Hugo's in Studio City, California. Aren't they so cute? Love them.

If I remember correctly, he's playing in Ottowa now. That's cute. That they're still dating. This also of course means that he wasn't chosen to go to the Canadian Olympic Camp. On the flip side, he gets to date Hillary Duff.
Photo courtesy of Just Jared

After all these years

Hanson still holds a place in my heart. Right now, they're performing on Talk Show with Some guy that I don't know...

Isaac, Zac and Taylor. Love them. And now, they're fathers and have families; between them they have seven children. And, Court will love the Zac's kids' names: Jordan Ezra (October 31, 2002), Penelope Anne (April 19, 2005), River Samuel (September 4, 2006), and Viggo Moriah (December 9, 2008).

I wish all of the bands from my childhood were as amazing as them. They now work with Toms and a have a new EP coming out next month. I'll be buying it!

Truly, I will buy it. 'Penny & Me' is one of my favorite songs. Ever.

I love seeing people I once worshiped living happy, normal lives. They play music sometimes and raise their families. And, they still get a ton of royalties for 'Mmmbop.'

Take a listen to 'Running Man,' reminds me a bit Elton, my one true love.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

What If I Was Hannah Montana?

I really want to go see this movie, but the downside of being a college student with no money and no car is...all downside. So movies are scarce. Hopefully it will come to ND in a few months. Hope so. Heard it was hilarious, and judging by this quote, I would think so.

"So when I was beating the guy, I started thinking, 'What if I was Hannah Montana?' . . . And little do they know that that's why I look so insane . . . I'm torturing myself with thoughts of, 'How could I actually pull off being a high school student and a pop star at night?'"
Inglourious Basterds star Eli Roth, revealing the inspiration for his Nazi-beating character
Photo courtesy of PEOPLE.

Ah, Not So Much.

"I feel like an older Cameron Diaz."
The Real Housewives of New York City's Ramona Singer, recalling her reaction to her new shorter hair to PEOPLE


I guess being blonde is enough for her.
Photo courtesy of People.

popYEAH! Happy for Engaged John Krasinski, Sad for Themselves.

These were a clump of articles on today. Oh how true the first title is. Too true.
* Fans Happy for Engaged John Krasinski, Sad for Themselves
* Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Are Engaged
* Michael Bublé Still Carries Torch for Emily Blunt
* Michael Buble Still Cries Over Emily Blunt Breakup
* Caught in the Act!

The Jim Dream dies. At least it wasn't Rashida Jones. I wouldn't of been able to take it. popYEAH! is going to take a few moments to recognize the passing of this lovely, lovely dream. Remember this picture? The picture that gave hope to a nation? Ugh. It makes me sick to look at it now. So much hope- wasted!Jenna got divorced from her directer husband. John was dating Karen (Ok- Rashida Jones). Life mimicing art so cruelly. We thought it was possible- all the stars were aligning! They could finally be together! Le sigh. I suppose we'll just have to settle for Jim and Pam being together. Is it possibly enough? It has to be.
Ugh. Look how perfect they are together. I will somehow hold it together. I just have to throw myself into watching this fall. I will keep it together. I have to- for the blog. PB & J, Jam, whatever name you had for them, no longer.
Anyways, here's a small John/Jim montage.OH LORD. Remember this one? I could never pass a GAP store without staring at it. So adorable. We posed with it before Fall Formal junior year. Good times.-CE
Photos courtesy of

Friday, August 28, 2009

Natty P Loves Hip Hop.

Ok, used to love Natalie Portman, who didn't? I saw this really heinous documentary thing she did about gorrillas for the Discovery Channel. There was this one speech where she said "like," a thousand times in 2 minutes. Pet peeve. Huge pet peeve. Serious, this girl graduated from Harvard. She can find a way around it.

HOWEVER, this quote is making me change my mind a bit. This is a quote she gave when being interviewed by Jake Gyllanhaal for their new movie Brothers:

In my current state… I’m trying to think of a song that feels like sleepwalking. I don’t know. I’ve mostly been listening to dirty rap lately. That’s sort of my scene. Really, really obscene hip-hop. I love it so much. It makes me laugh and then it makes me want to dance. Those are like my two favorite things, so combined it’s great.

This is exactly my feelings about really dirty rap. Loves it. Know Theo loves it too. Lets blame it on 15 (count them, fifteen) years of Catholic school. Kindergarden through right this very minute. I am so weird.

I’ve been listening to "Wait (The Whisper Song)" by the Ying Yang Twins a lot lately, where the lyrics are like, "Wait ’til you see my d**k" -- which is just amazing because it’s whispered. I listen to it like I’m a five-year-old, like, "Oh my God! I can’t believe he just said that!"

In honor of this I have given her a hip hop nickname. Natty P. Spread it like wildfire.
Photo courtesy of Zimbio.

UPDATE: Love That Anderson Hates Heidi.

UPDATE: Love That Anderson Hates Heidi.

Straight from the whore's mouth.

"Oh my God, I love it. I am so incredibly flattered that he's talking about the first performance I've ever done, that he's talking about me, that he knows who I am. Who gets on CNN? Britney when she shaved her head, gets on CNN. That's all that matters: Heidi, CNN, Anderson Cooper. Done."

UGH. UGH. UGH. I hate it, because she's right. People like this just need to be ignored. Heidi is the ultimate at spinning - the right of turning bad news into good publicity.

Bottom line: Heidi was on CNN. That was painful to type.

Yeah, honestly, what was Anderson thinking?! Still love him much. So much.

Awww Shucks

I love Taylor Swift (pictured with T Pain for their rap - a must see). I was once ashamed to admit this - really, I labeled her CD, Voldemort in my car.

But, now, now, I will openly admit I love her music and her. I feel like she's someone I'd want to hangout with for smoothies. And, I don't have smoothies with just anyone!

But, here she is at Madison Square Garden last night. She takes two minutes to compose herself before she begins - to thank the crowd. If Britney did this, I'd say STFU. I wouldn't believe it for a second, or even Miley. She'd take the time to find another 22 year old loser. While Taylor absorbs, Miley scoops.

Taylor later said, "I feel like I've been waiting my whole life to say this: MSG, welcome to the Fearless tour." How you not love her? Even Rihanna sent her flowers! That gives me a seal of approval.

She's almost as good as comfort food, and just about as sweet.

Yes... I am listening to Taylor Swift right now.

I've had smoothies with Theo.

Happy Friday Everyone!

I know these pics are like two weeks old, but I've been saving them for a special occasion. I think the first completed week of classes counts as just that. Le sigh, he's just so wonderful. This is Ryan Kwanten from True Blood for all of you not yet in the know. Enjoy!

Photos courtesy of GQ.

John and Emily Engaged.

Ugh. Such a sad day. For me and girls around the world. Why? Because the Jim dream dies soon. Jim isn't the perfect divorcè you met at a bar last week, Jim is the perfect, cute boyfriend. Jim is NOT married.

When John Krasinski and Emily Blunt get married, the Jim dream dies. But, if it had to die for anyone, I'm glad it was Emily, I totally love her. She even somehow pulls off this mermaid dress she's wearing.

Congratulazioni Emily e John!

Sexiest Vampire.

YES. Today is a great day for Buffy fans and people who are sick of the Twilight mania and the mania about all the Twilight mania.

Robert Pattinson came in second as the worlds sexiest vampire, according to a poll for Hello magazine.

Who is the sexiest vampire you ask? David Boreanez as Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Angel. Boom roasted Twilight!

The only downside is Alexander Skarsgard came in third. I'm sorry, he's totally hotter than R Patz. Way hotter. I'll blame that on not enough people watching True Blood. Which they should. Of couse boring Vampire Bill came in at number five, so I guess it ended up being a win for True Blood with two of their sexy vamps in the top five.

Oh yeah, and Brad Pitt was fourth. Eh, not so much.
Photo courtesy of Splash News.

Starry Night.

What I wouldn't give to be at this baseball game. I don't even like the Yankees (sorry Bri), and I would kill for tickets to this. Seats near them. Jack Nicholson I don't care so much for, he scares me. Lorne Michaels and Paul McCartney however? Oh Lord yes.

Look at those idiots behind them. Have they even noticed? No. They're too caught up in the dumb baseball game.
Photo courtesy of Splash News.

The Adjustment Bureau.

Hottie with a body Matt Damon is currently filming The Adjustment Bureau. In the movie, a love affair between a politicial and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the two apart.

A...ballerina? Alrighty. If that's what the politicians are calling 'em these days.
Don't you feel like you've seen this homeless guy before? I don't know if he's part of the movie or not, but...isn't there some homeless guy who gets all these pictures with stars? Maybe...that's him. Or maybe he's part of the movie, or maybe I need to get some sleep because I'm starting to recognize rando homeless people.First week of school and all, you'll have to forgive moi.
Photo courtesy of Pacific Coast News.