Archive for February 23rd, 2011

February 23, 2011

I’m Mad As Hell!

This rant from ‘Network’ in 1976 remains true even for this generation. Peter Finch spoke the truth.

February 23, 2011

Buju Banton Found Guilty

Better late than never on this post, right? Anyway, it really sucks to be Buju Banton right now. On the bright side, he made great music.


Grammy Award winning dancehall reggae sensation Buju Banton has been found guilty on drug charges after many thought the artist would beat the odds after an earlier mistrial in the fall of 2010.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday evening that it took Tampa, Florida jurors 11 hours to convict Banton, born Mark Myrie, on three counts. The charges read that the singer was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and using the wires to facilitate a drug trafficking offense. One charge of attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine was dropped.

The 37-year old Jamaican artist had a host of fans and fellow artists in court showing support for Buju during his trial. Affectionately known as “Gargamel,” Buju was arrested in December 2009 on charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine along with two others. The deejay was heard in taped conversations discussing the deal with undercover agents who then set up a sting to nab the entertainer.

Damaging video shown during the trial saw Banton allegedly tasting the cocaine for potency. In court, it was learned that an informant was given $135,000 dollars by one of Banton’s co-defendants in the case.

Buju has maintained innocence from the onset and reports say that the striking superstar exhibited no signs of sadness or despair. After the verdict was read, Buju hugged his attorneys and turned to the spectators to blow them kisses and acknowledge their support. Buju’s bail was revoked and he was led away by U.S. Marshals to await sentencing. Banton’s attorney David Markus plans to appeal the conviction and attempt to have his client free on bond as he waits to know his fate.

Buju Banton’s tenth studio album Before The Dawn received a Grammy Award for best reggae album on February 13.

February 23, 2011

Lego Star Wars…Comedy

Students Diego Mourão and Gustavo Dorietto from the school of publicity Escola Cuca in Sao Paulo decided to make the their own stories.

Props: Fubiz

February 23, 2011

The Hundreds by Scott Caan Collection | Pop-Up Shop & Gallery

To commemorate The Hundreds by Scott Caan collection, The Hundreds is opening a limited-time pop-up shop / gallery featuring the photographs used for the tees, as well as some of the artist’s personal favorites. The exhibition opens Sunday at noon and will run for a week – the space is located directly next door to The Hundreds Los Angeles on Rosewood Ave.

Snatched: TheHundreds

February 23, 2011

A Knife That Folds Into A Credit Card

The Creditor Carbon Fiber Money Clip Knife is something I really need in my life. The only problem I see is when I’m in a drunken state and decide to slice some limes for some caipirinhas and cut off a finger, or when I attempt to shave my ‘less-than-manly’ beard like Jesse Ventura in Predator and accidentally kill myself. Sounds dark but you never know what happens out in these streets. Plus, I can’t rob a liquor or even a hobo with this, or can I?

It’s made of carbon fiber, D2 tool steel, and titanium and weighs just 40 grams. It has a detachable money clip—with the clip, it’s the thickness of three credit cards; without it, it’s as thick as just one. And just look at the thing. It’s like a shark had sex with the Predator and their baby happened to be a folding blade the size of a Barnes and Noble gift certificate.

The knife was created by John Kubasek

February 23, 2011

The Bicycle Film Festival

The Bicycle Film Festival is back and going on its eleventh year. All films are welcomed as long as they’re mostly about bikes. The festival will travel across 25 cities including NYC, Liverpool, Paris, and Milan.

Spotted: AllPurposis

February 23, 2011

Carmelo & LaLa Land VH1 Reality Show

On the heels of a blockbuster trade to the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony and wife LaLa managed to get their own reality show on VH1. Can you say ‘Media Capital of the World?’

VH1 announced a green light for sequel to its Carmelo Anthony/La La Vazquez docusoap. The 10-episode series will chronicle Anthony and his wife Vazquez’s move from Denver (where Anthony was a star Nuggets forward) to Manhattan.

February 23, 2011

Jack Daniel’s ‘Ready to Drink’

I still think Jack Daniel’s is gross even with a ‘Ready To Drink’ status. If someone tries this please let me know, so I can still dislike it.

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey announces the release of its new Tennessee Whiskey-based ready-to-drink beverages in the United States. Scheduled to hit shelves in March in most U.S. markets, the perfectly mixed beverages offer consumers a convenient way to enjoy the legendary Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 with some of America’s favorite mixers.”

“The Tennessee Whiskey-based beverages will contain 5% abv and be available in both Jack & Cola and Jack & Ginger flavors in early March, with Jack & Diet Cola arriving in late March. All varieties are available in four-packs of 12-ounce recyclable aluminum bottles with four-packs of 12-ounce recyclable cans available in select states. The suggested retail price for the four-pack is $9.99.

The Jack Daniel’s offerings will be the first ready-to-drink beverages in an aluminum bottle. The single-serving packaging features the iconic Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey label at the center of a sleek, black aluminum bottle, perfect for keeping the smooth whiskey pairings chilled.

“With the launch of Tennessee Whiskey-based ready-to-drink beverages in the United States, we look forward to providing our customers with a refreshing, convenient way to enjoy their favorite Jack Daniel’s mixed drinks on more occasions,” said Joseph Carvajal, U.S. Marketing Manager for Jack Daniel’s Family of Brands.

The distinct, flavorful taste of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is crafted using a unique charcoal mellowing process during which whiskey slowly passes, drop by drop, through hard maple charcoal and matured in new handcrafted, white oak barrels. The whiskey is then added to popular mixers for a convenient way to enjoy some of America’s favorite Jack Daniel’s drinks.

Pics after the jump.

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February 23, 2011

Emmy Rossum

Showtime’s Shameless actress gets showcased today. Why? Because I can.

More pics under the cut.

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February 23, 2011

50 Most Stylish New Yorkers

Kerry Pieri:

New York City is a, if not, the, fashion capital of the world. An amalgamation of high fashion, retro appreciation, individual style and more than a little personality epitomizes a city that lives and breathes fashion – even by proxy, sometimes serendipitously, almost always uniquely. We’ve gathered 50 New Yorkers from editorial, retail, beauty, music and beyond who exemplify the reality of our New York – to bring you New York’s 50 Most Stylish.

More pics after the jump.

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February 23, 2011

Video: Inside Look At Jay-Z & LeBron’s 5th Annual Two Kings Dinner

When powerful minds come together you get this. Attendees included: Kevin Liles, J.Cole, Melanie Fiona, Ne-Yo, Chris Bosh, Rihanna, Gayle King, Mark Cuban, Pat Riley, Ron Howard, Drake (terrible shirt) , Ciara, Steve Stoute, Chris Bosh, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kanye West and more.

Shouts: UTHN

February 23, 2011

Video: Take A Trip With Jay Sean

Derick G. follows Jay Sean from NYC to Doha, Qatar for a performance at the Asian Cup.

February 23, 2011

Video: Harlem Blu x Indashio Fashion Show

The Mama Foundation’s Gospel for Teens Choir are the ones letting loose on the vocals.

February 23, 2011

Video: Pete Rock & DJ Premier At The Dojo

Pete Rock + Premo + Curren$y + Dame Dash + Weed + Hip-Hop = Good Damn Video

Spotted: 2DBz

February 23, 2011

Video: Marz Lovejoy – Love Bullet Gun | Behind The Scenes

A behind the scenes look at Ms. Lovejoy’s first video off her EP This Little Light Of Mine which is out now.

February 23, 2011

Thank You, Chelsea!

With a 2-0 win over FC Copenhagen on Tuesday night in the Champions League knockout stages, Chelsea is on the right path to save what’s left of their season. Being a Blues fan, even when Chelsea was up by a goal I still had a feeling they may blow it, that’s just how the season has been. Terrible. I’m hoping Ancelotti can get his troops in order, if that doesn’t happen let’s please get Mourinho back! Here’s some match footage.

Real Madrid vs. Lyon coverage after the jump.

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February 23, 2011

Video: Limitless (Trailer)

I know this trailer has been out for a while but I just had to post in case people didn’t know. The movie looks like what Wall St. 2 should’ve been, times 20.

February 23, 2011

adidas SLVR Spring/Summer 2011

Not the biggest fan of the SLVR line, eventually it may grow on me.

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February 23, 2011

Video: Natalie Portman x Dior

Directed by Sofia Coppola