MAC plans to release two lipsticks (Viva Glam Gaga and Viva Glam Cyndi, natch) in March 2010. Every cent of sales of the $14 lipsticks will be funneled to the MAC AIDS Fund. I'll also wager that there will be events and performances galore, so if you're a fan, you're in luck. I think both Gaga and Cyndi are great choices for the campaign. Do you?
Neil Patrick Harris played captain at last night's TV Land Awards in LA, bringing together stars for yet another night to celebrate classic television. Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell were just two of the comedic actors who helped liven up the evening along with stars like Teri Hatcher, who also made time to attend Saturday's attending the GLAAD Awards. Matthew McConaughey wore his award show uniform after spending Saturday promoting Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Jennifer Garner, joking with the press about marriage and raising kids in Hollywood. The awards show won't air until April 26, but it looks like it has the potential for a lot of laughs with the fun group of celebrities who attended.
When it comes to awards shows, anything music-related usually brings out edgier style, and last night's looks at the Grammys were no exception. While some were good, others were bad — and, let's face it, some veered toward the fug. Whether it was on the side or up high or really high, we saw an abundance of volume last night. Will you be duplicating any of these styles?
Why yes, Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" is on one of my favorite songs for running mixes. I know it's old school, but it always reminds me of my wild youth and revs me up. Songs like this motivate me to move and help me enjoy the process of getting my heart rate up.
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Last week seemed like a particularly rough time for celebrity deaths, and in the shuffle it would be easy to overlook Robert Hazard, who's hardly a household name. But the musician and songwriter, who died last week at age 59, gave Cyndi Lauper one of her biggest hits, and so I wanted to take a minute to pay tribute to the man behind "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."
As the story goes, Hazard wrote the poppy song in a motel bathtub in Delaware in the late '70s. Lauper's version appeared on her debut album, She's So Unusual, in 1983 and quickly climbed the charts, peaking at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 and being named 1994's Video of the Year by MTV. It went on to spawn an '80s movie of the same name and dozens of covers, including one recently by Miley Cyrus.
I can't describe the original version as anything but a joy; it always gives me a little jolt of energy. I also love how much the song changes when put in different hands; some, like singer-songwriters Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, make it melancholy (check out their version), while others manage make it even peppier (the Chipettes on The Chipmunks, for example). Even Weird Al has had his bit of fun with it.
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Cyndi Lauper won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance on what TV show?
Tuesdays are big in entertainment-ville: Not only do all the new DVD releases hit Netflix, but new music also pours into stores, including iTunes. So I take a spin through each week's iTunes music releases and pick out some albums and tracks worthy of a download. In addition to the selections below, Fergie released a new deluxe version of her album The Dutchess. Here are today's selections:
Blast from the past: It's been nearly 12 years since '80's pop sensation Cyndi Lauper has had a new album, and rather than fully reinventing herself the songstress sticks to what she knows on Bring Ya to the Brink. It'll make you want to boogie and there is no mistaking that distinctive voice.
The softer side of Usher: If there is one thing you can count on Usher for, it's an infectious summer club hit. The first single off of his new album, Love in This Club is undoubtedly catchy, but isn't "making love in this club" somewhat unsanitary? I kid, I kid. The album is chock-full of guest appearances including Jay-Z and Beyonce.
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Many of the ladies on the red carpet had the chance to change outfits since they performed and presented as well. In fact, during some parts of the show the beautiful boys like John Mayer and John Legend were simply background fodder to Alicia Keys and Fergie's fabulous voices. We were especially excited to see Alicia getting down in an age appropriate outfit that made her shine. Kanye's touching performance to his mother also included a shockingly obvious hint to the orchestra to stop the send off music so he could thank his mom when he won for Best Rap Album.
Tina and Beyonce shook things up in their tight hot silver numbers (Tina, you still got it but the Posh wanna-be outfit was a bit much). Carrie Underwood changed into a hot little black number with sexy boots while Rihanna kept it playful with her fun feathery dress. The most anticipated performance of the night definitely belonged to Amy Winehouse who also won big. Her mom even stood by her side while she accepted Record of the Year. Overall, the performances were great and even though this was a special Grammy year - turning 50 and all - we hope next year they can keep the show to under 3 hours. That was certainly a long one folks.
We have performances of Tina and Beyonce and Kanye's tribute and speech so check those out after the jump. You can enjoy all the pics in slideshow format or for a huge gallery of pictures including Kid Rock, Jason Bateman, Foo Fighters and Prince just read more
Whoa, it looks like Cyndi Lauper might have the same hairdresser as Helena Bonham Carter. And while I love both ladies, that's not exactly a compliment. What's more, like Christina Aguilera, she's chosen the ol' red-lips-and-platinum-blonde combination—which isn't easy to pull off.
I applaud a 54-year-old woman who has decided to age gracefully; I just wish she would have been as graceful with her hair and makeup choices. What say you? Am I being too harsh?
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I don't expect Cyndi Lauper to show up to the Grammy Awards in a sophisticated gown. Considering her funky fashions of the past, this lace and tiered dress is rather tame. But of course, she throws in some versatility with the leather gloves. Her hair? Well, I'll leave that to Bella. Does this girl just want to have fun?
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