Monday, October 31, 2011

Video: Childish Gambino -- "Bonfire"

Here's the new video for the first single off of Gambino's new album, "Camp". Perfect for Halloween.

In Living Color Once Again

Please, oh please, let them bring back the Fly Girls, too.

From Deadline:
Fox is bringing back its groundbreaking 1990s sketch comedy series In Living Color with the series’ creator and star, Keenen Ivory Wayans, on board as host and executive producer. Fox has ordered two In Living Color half-hour specials to air as part of the network’s 25th anniversary celebration in midseason with a series option behind them, meaning that in success, the reboot will join Fox’s schedule as a regular series next season. I hear it was Wayans’ idea to revive the popular sketch comedy series with a new cast. The new In Living Color will be produced by his production company Ivory Way Prods. in association with 20th Century Fox TV’s Fox 21.
I can't wait for this. I just hope it can live up to the original's legacy.

72 Days Later


The Fix was In

And along with the "shocking" news that Kim K. has filed for divorce comes this interesting story from Wetpaint.
A source tells Wetpaint Entertainment that last fall, a representative of E!, the network that airs the many Kardashian reality shows, approached the New York Knicks to find out if Danilo Gallinari, the studly Italian who was then a forward on the team, would be interested in dating Kim. According to our source, both E! and Kim were interested in having her date a big New York athlete for the debut season of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, and the Knicks were their first choice. (The show, which first aired in January 2011, begins its second season next month.) Gallinari — then 22 to Kim’s 30 — was told that such a move would be good for his career and that he would garner lots of media exposure. Gallinari declined, saying he would be happy to meet Kim but wasn't interested in dating or being a reality-show star. E! had “no comment” when we called them.

Before you could say, “The Knicks aren’t the only game in the New York metro area!” Kim was dating Kris Humphries of the New Jersey (soon to be Brooklyn) Nets. Did E! approach the Nets, too? The Nets declined to comment. (Actually, no team will comment on players these days, due to the NBA lockout.)
I'm a little surprised by this story. It seems a little extreme to orchestrate a relationship and marriage all for a second-tier reality show's ratings. And it's incredibly sloppy, since there's almost no way you could keep the whole thing from becoming public knowledge eventually. But, that being said, I can't say I'm shocked by anything the Kardashian clan does these days.

This does make sense out of Humphries bagging Kim, though. I'm sure she loves charity and all (or at least that's what her family and producers would want you to think she loves), but actually dating and marrying a mentally challenged person just seemed a little outside the bounds of reality (even a Kardashian "reality").


Ahhhh... That's more like it.

From TMZ:
Kim Kardashian will file for divorce this morning, after 72 days of not-so-wedded bliss to Kris Humphries ... TMZ has learned.

We're told even though the marriage was short, she will not seek an annulment. It's a garden variety divorce, in which Kim cites "irreconcilable differences."
I, for one, am absolutely shocked. I can't believe that this is happening...a full 72 days after the wedding. I had "37" in the Crooked Straight office pool.

Welcome back to the ranks of "Eligible for DEFI's affections", Kim.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Throwback Thursday: "Loungin (Who Do Ya Luv?)" LL Cool J ft. Total

People tend to forget about this banger, since it was near the end of both LL and Total's runs as consistent producers of hot tracks. But the slick Trackmasters production, coupled with simple but effective vocals from Total and some still-in-his-prime lyrics from LL make this a party track that still holds up 15 years after it was originally released. And you know Hershey's chocolate syrup was flying off the shelves after this video premiered.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lindsay Posing for Playboy

File this one under "It was only a matter of time..."

From Yahoo!:
The source told Access that Lohan is disrobing for the spread, which is being shot this week in LA.

When contacted by Access, a rep for the actress said, "I cannot confirm at this time."

A spokesperson for Playboy also had no comment on the report. According to TMZ, Playboy reportedly offered the actress $750,000 to strip down. However, she countered, asking for a million dollar payday.

While the magazine would not cough up $1 million, they did reportedly come up from their original offer, which was enough to get the deal done.
A million, Lindsay? Really? We've already seen her mostly naked (or at least topless) in several paparazzi shots and her 2008 New York Magazine photo shoot. That said...yeah, I'm definitely going to be looking forward to this issue of Playboy arriving in my mailbox.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Respect My Gangsta: Rob Gronkowski

The Patriots' tight end is a fan of his position. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that he's a fan of multiple positions, just like Bibi.

From Yard Barker:

With the Patriots on the bye week, Gronk returned to Arizona (where he attended college), for the weekend. He spent some time with porn star Bibi Jones, who tweeted two pictures of the two hanging out together. She also told her followers to follow her “favorite football player.” I knew there was a reason I recommended him to every fantasy team.

From exchanging tweets with Kate Upton to hanging with porn stars, nobody does it like Rob Gronkowski. It most definitely is Gronk’s world, we’re all just living in it.
If I'd known the Gronk had it going on like that, I definitely would've added him to my fantasy teams this year. After scoring 10 touchdowns on only 42 receptions in 2010, he's proven that he has a nose for the endzone; now he's showing that he's an expert in more than just one way of scoring.

TJ with the assist.

Greetings from Minneapolis

I'm on the road in the land o'lakes for a work event. Which means my post regularity will likely suffer.

("How can we tell?")

"You shut your mouth when you're talking to me!"

*ahem* As I was saying... We apologize for any delays. We'll try to bring you the more consistent level of debauchery that you're used to next week.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Throwback Thursday: "Rap Life" -- Tash ft. Raekwon

This is an underrated gem from the "Mo' money, mo' problems" days of hip-hop. While I can't front on Puff and Mase for floating in a space age chamber, Tash and Rae's ways of spending money (rims, food, gambling, and women) are a little more in my wheelhouse.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In Case You Were Wondering... baby Hiromi is still killing it, as this picture from "The Rum Diary" world premiere proves.

Auto Eroticism: Elemment Palazzo

Does this look like something you would pay $3 million for? Probably not, since it looks like it was designed as an ode to Sarah Jessica Parker. But beauty—or lack thereof—is only skin deep.

From Yahoo! News:
Austrian company Marchi Mobile designed Palazzo as part of its Elemment line of luxury vehicles that very visibly displays the trappings of wealth. You'll see in Palazzo what you never thought you'd see inside an RV. Master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom? Check. Leather interior? Check. Rainfall shower, fireplace, and 40" TVs? Check, check, check.

Impressive enough as it is, it doesn't end there — the 40' long Palazzo also has a pop-out bar replete with a skylight and underfloor heating that you can activate by pushing a single button. The bar adds 80% more room to the camper's original 430 square feet floor space. When it comes to the exterior side of things, you may or may not be glad to know (depending on how you feel about it) that the Palazzo is covered in glow-in-the-dark paint.
The Palazzo sounds perfect for a weekend roadtrip from Monaco to the Formula One grand prix in Valencia. You know, for those peasants who can't afford to own more than one house.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tail Report: Tamara Ecclestone

What makes a girl wifey material? There are many factors that contribute. Not every Jane off the street is worthy of a CS man's love and devotion. She needs to be beautiful, of course (because, as great as we are, we're still just as shallow as the next man). She needs to be intelligent. Charming. Witty.

And if she's a smoking-hot, 27-year-old billionaire? It's certainly not going to hurt.

From The Daily Mail:
While most of us mere mortals barely know what a £50 note feels like, Tamara Ecclestone lies naked surrounded by oodles of them.

The model stripped off to pose for iconic photographer Tyler Shields in a series of snaps that ooze filthy rich.

As well as writhing around on a bed laden with £1million, the 27-year-old also alludes to her own wealth by pretending to iron the wad of cash - even though she's probably never ironed in her life.

...Shields' agent told The Sun: 'Tyler asked if she could get hold of £1million and she said she already had it lying around. So he got her to lie in it naked.'
Bravo to Shields. And Tamara. In case my fellow yankees are wondering, £1million equals about $1.5 million. And Tamara had it just "lying around".

DM me on Twitter (@crkstr_defi), girl. I think I can see a real future for us (#truelove).

That Voodoo That You Do

I'm sure you've heard about this by now. Been too busy to post anything before now, though.

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Sidenote: Anyone else think the owner's "private conversation" with the receptionist is going to involve a bottle of wine, some soft music, and the sentence "So how badly do you want to keep your job?" TJ with the assist.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Daily Dunk: Kenneth Faried

Faried got the dunk, and therefore gets the title credits; but Rajon Rondo by far is the star of this play. After seeing this pass, I'm almost convinced he's wired with the same radar guidance normally found in state-of-the-art military weaponry.

Spotted at Grantland.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Throwback Thursday: "85" -- Youngbloodz ft. Jim Crow & Big Boi

Cool little track that never really got enough love, in my opinion. Or maybe it just didn't get a lot of love up here in the north. I can't imagine folks in the Dirty Souf ignored a slick track like this from a few of their very own.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"F**k yo couch, mountain biker!"

I can't get enough of this video. I wish I could unleash a few herds of antelope in Pittsburgh. Get held up by bicyclists four times a day while trying to drive down city streets and you'll feel the same way.

No One's Hotter than Rihanna

Esquire has named everyone's favorite Barbados Doll this year's "Sexiest Woman Alive". And, after looking through the pictures below, I'd say it's hard to disagree.

Don't discount her accent, either. After some firsthand experience with a lovely West Indian gal last week in Vegas, I can say with certainty that a woman with an island accent ranks second, just behind girls with British accents (Italian accents round out the top 3).

Cheers Ri-Ri. Keep hurtin' 'em girl.

Back from Hiatus

Sorry for the site's temporary slowdown last week. I had a little business (read: drinking my sanity away) to attend to in Las Vegas (coming soon to an "On the Rocks" post near you). Thanks to TJ for keeping the Throwback Thursday post going. I've just about finished detoxing, so I'm ready to get back to it.

*Slick Rick voice* Heeerrrre we go...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Throwback Thursday: "Catch a Bad One" -- Del the Funkee Homosapien

There's really not much I can say about this track that you can't glean from listening to it. Hieroglyphics homie Casual laid some sinister strings over a charging bassline and Del just lost his damn mind with relentless battle rhymes. At the very least, your head will start bobbing uncontrollably. More likely, you'll get up and want to challenge the first person you see to a cage match with broken glass and nail-studded bats.