Jack Johnson + flip flops + Earth Day = well, right
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This is not a drill. Today is Earth Day, and Jack Johnson has just released a collection of eco-conscious flip-flops. I repeat, this is not a drill. If the idea of Jack Johnson putting out a line of laid-back sandals has you singing, "JJ Casuals, shoes that look like feet," to yourself, YOU'RE NOT ALONE. The moment this little announcement landed in my inbox, visions of Andy Samberg clad in a hemp necklace and oversized plastic Hobbit feet flooded my mind's eye. Immediately after that, I actually opened the press release.
What would Rita Ora steal from Prince's closet?
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From the moment we read in Rita Ora's interview (with bestie Nick Grimshaw) for Paper magazine that Prince assisted with her forthcoming sophomore album, we've been OBSESSED with this idea of His Royal Badness letting her play dress-up in his closet à la that Super Bowl episode of New Girl. Naturally, we HAD to slip this question into her MTV Twitter Takeover today (Monday, April 21): If you could steal one thing from Prince's closet, what would it be? We ask the hard-hitting Qs around here, y'all.
Conan O'Brien pulls a Christian Bale circa American Hustle.
It's no secret that Conan O'Brien's hair has become a kind of signature for the comedian. Red, voluminous, and always perfectly quiffed. What remains a secret, though, is how exactly he (and his ~glam squad~) get it looking so good for every single show and public appearance. Well, thanks to this exclusive, never-before-seen clip from Coco's dressing room, we're...not much closer to figuring that out.
In a bit that didn't air during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, Conan spoofs the opening sequence of American Hustle, in which Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) wrestles with his extremely high-maintenance combover. It doesn't stave off my
want need to see the real magic behind Coco's coiffure, but it is pretty funny.
When most girls my age were kissing framed photos of Devon Sawa or putting posters of Rider Strong up in their lockers, I was developing a habit of sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night to watch Late Night with Conan O'Brien. (OK, fine, I also had posters of Leonardo DiCaprio and JTT, but let's forget about that for a moment, for the sake of this intro.) I had a number of favorite sketches—desk driving, "If They Mated," cameos from "Andy's sister" played by Amy Poehler, and the Synchro-Vox segments with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, etc.—but none had me LOLing so hard as the remote segments that took Conan to various exotic locales like the Teen Beat offices or the American Girl store. The dude is excellent on his feet.
Twenty-odd years later, these are still my favorite segments in Conan's TBS show, but now, I can stay up as late as I want! In anticipation of Coco hosting tomorrow's MTV Movie Awards (Sunday, April 13, 9 p.m. EST on MTV), I've gathered up some of my favorite remote clips—ones that had a hilarious bent on some aspect of style, whether that means shopping, trying out beauty techniques, or undergoing several wildly different outfit changes. TBH, I've been watching these well into the early a.m. hours every night this week, so I might as well share them. Enjoy!
+ CONAN BECOMES A MARY KAY CONSULTANT
+ CONAN GOES TO TEEN BEAT
Conan O'Brien will host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
He's done it before. Will he do it again? By "he," I mean, Conan O'Brien, and by "do it," I mean, of course, wear jeggings. Believe it or not, Conan has, in fact, worn jeggings previously. Pretty well, TBH. Even with way exaggerated sandblasting on the thighs, dude has nice, long, svelte legs. But will he try his hand at the ultra-stretchy, denim-spandex skinnies again when he hosts the 2014 MTV Movie Awards? According to his response to one fan during our #AskConan Twitter takeover: YES!
Taylor Kitsch on the set of 'The Normal Heart.'
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A few things before we jump into the JEANS. Have you heard about The Normal Heart yet? It's HBO's forthcoming original film about HIV/AIDS awareness in the '80s, based off the popular play of the same name and stars Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, and Taylor Kitsch. If you've watched at least 15 minutes of Friday Night Lights in your lifetime, you are probably in love with
Tim Riggins Taylor Kitsch. Me too. So why am I just finding out that the CROTCH of his jeans for The Normal Heart needed to be "ELONGATED"?!???!?!???!???!? *Googles film's premiere date, clears out schedule for May 25, gives many thanks that the following day is a holiday, allowing for a full 24 hours of recovery*
Miley Cyrus on her Bangerz Tour.
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Ride-or-die Smilers already know, but if you aren't up in Twitter search, looking for the latest update on Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour every week, you're missing out on an always changing and growing and constantly entertaining pop show. Along with a grip of glittering new designer togs cycling in week after week, Miles changes up her acoustic set almost every show to keep the variety. With less than a month left of the U.S. leg of her tour, it seems there are still a few surprises up Miley's sleeve. We were lucky enough to catch up with Diane Martel, the tour's creative director and the "We Can't Stop" music director, to get the inside scoop on the weird and wonderful world of Bangerz.
Do you know what today is? It's the third of April. What significance does this date have (other than being two days after April Fools' Day)? It's the anniversary (seventh, to be exact) of the release of Beyonce's B'Day Anthology Video Album, King Bey's first video album. *SKRRRRRRRRT* Yes, internetlings. Bey stans likely didn't forget, but for the rest of y'all, there actually was a video album that predates Beyonce's eponymous "visual album" released late last year (December 2013). Now, technically, Beyonce the album, is still the first of its kind since the B'Day Anthology was released seven months AFTER the intial audio album dropped in September 2006. BUT, the fact that it exists at all is (A) awesome, and (B) a clear indication that Bey's been thinking about this concept for a very long time. In honor of B'Day's, well, b-day, here are all of the music-video wardrobe GIFs you'll ever need. Now, go on and watch Yonce writhe in all-leopard for "Kitty Kat," shake her derriere in
Dereon silver sequins for "Get Me Bodied," and tell that low-life to put everything he owns to the left, to the left, over and over (and over)!
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