DIY Mardi Gras Fashion

We here at, know just how creative our readers are, so we proudly present you with these DIY tips to prepare you costume this coming Mardi Gras!


Inspired by the lace detail in Hilary's Duff's mask in A Cinderella Story, we spotted this beautiful number all over our Pinterest and it was a must! Super easy and super adorable.

Supplies: tulle or sheer fabric, fabric scissors, ribbon, black fabric paint, saran wrap, tape and the template. Most of which can be found in the house or from your local craft store!

Scarlett Johansson's Super Bowl Ad Pulled

You might not be able to see Scarlett Johansson's Super Bowl commercial on Sunday. Is the voice of Her too seductive? Is the ad too hot for airwaves? Well, this is not the case. Fox announced it pulled Scarlett's SodaStream ad because it takes a direct jab at Coke and Pepsi.

The Israeli based company announced the Jewish actress would be their "global brand ambassador" earlier this month to help boost sales in the United States. At the end of the commercial, Scarlett says "Sorry, Coke and Pepsi." Both companies are major sponsors for the Super Bowl and Fox. When Fox announced they would pull the ad, SodaStream agreed to remove the line in order to ensure it will air on Sunday.

NYC Weekend Roundup: Sept 12-15 2013

Thursday, September 12th

Head over to the Brooklyn Bowl this weekend for a special advance screening of Brooklyn Nine-Nine with live performances by DJ Soul, Twin Sister and DJ Questlove. The first 500 guests receive a complimentary drink and there will be free bowling from 6-7PM. Doors 6PM, Screening 8PM. Free with RSVP. 21+.

61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Friday, September 13th

Check out NYC's largest dance party on the Hudson! With spectacular views all along the river (including the Statue of Liberty) and top DJs spinning, the party is not to be missed. VIP boarding at 7:30pm, sail 9pm-12am.

Britney Spears to Be New X Factor Judge

Britney Spears has reportedly signed a deal to fill in after Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul left last year. According to E! Online, after months of negotiations and speculation, the pop princess will officially be alongside judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Ried. Reps for the show had no comment, however. Cowell this past March even said he was "flattered" Spears was interested in joining the FOX show but revealed little about the singer becoming a judge.

We hope you join the show girl, you deserve it! Just don't let it become a trainwreck like the last time we saw you on TV in Britney and Kevin: Chaotic.

'Harold & Kumar' Might Become a Cartoon!

After three pot-driven films, the adventures of Harold & Kumar may have potentially reached a milestone and get their own animated series!

Sure, they're no Beavis & Butt-head (despite their awesome return to MTV a couple of weeks ago!). but we have loved the duo ever since their munchies-induced trek to White Castle.

A source close to the project claims that Lionsgate is pitching the series and networks such as MTV & Comedy Central were just some of the companies showing their interest. The potential project is far from receiving the greenlight, but Deadline reports that returning actors John Cho and Kal Penn are signed on to voice the titular protagonists along with the film trilogy's writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. No word yet on the return of the occasional Neil Patrick Harris cameo, though he most likely would. After all, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle was what brought his career back to life in 2004.

'Glee' Experiences Their 'First Time'

The long-awaited "losing their virginity" episode of Glee finally aired last night on FOX.

Did it live up to your expectations? Was it worth the wait? Was it satisfying? Was it too short? Oh and did you like the episode too? Ha.

(I, your trusty editor & quidnunc, apologize in advance for the utter fangirliness of this article, with the last one I recall to be that Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows piece back in June. I call it the Tumblr Curse.)

Mr. Schue Goes Behind the Camera

Attention Gleeks!

Not only can Mr. Schue dance, act, and sing, but now he's showing off his directing skills.

This weekend, Glee’s Matthew Morrison performed at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and gave fans a nice surprise. The actor reveals that he will be making his directorial debut this season on the FOX hit!

The actor - famous for playing McKinley's hot Spanish teacher - has kept mum about the episode's plot; however, we do know that it will be the eighth episode and will air in November.

Morrison has definitely proven himself to be a star this year. Glee has continued to be a success, he's released his debut album (featuring collaborations with Gwyneth Paltrow, Sting, and Elton John) and is even shooting his new movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Now he can add 'director' to that lovely resume of his.

We know we are looking forward to seeing this episode. What about you guys? Think you’ll tune in to see Mr. Schue's magic behind the camera?

Amber Tamblyn & David Cross Getting Hitched!

Bet you didn't even know they were dating! Or you probably heard about it, but deemed it too unbelievable so you brushed it off as a silly little rumor.

It's true! Actress Amber Tamblyn, 28, and comedian David Cross, 47, are tying the knot, Life & Style magazine has confirmed today. "They've been engaged for weeks," sources claim. At least SOME people in good old Hollywood know how to keep marriage details private. Yes, Kim Kardashian, that was for you.

This marks down to be the second marriage of the four leading ladies in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. America went first a couple of months ago, now Amber...perhaps Blake Lively would like to be bride number three with A-lister beau Leonardo DiCaprio?

'Glee' Still Playing Cast Member Hokey Pokey

Okay, now we're officially lost.

The FOX smash hit Glee is still very much going strong and is singing its way back this fall for Season 3. In spite of its enormous success with viewers and critics alike, the musical dramedy has also earned a not-so-covetable trait: inconsistency! Awesome storylines come up for one episode and many times, it's never brought up again! Remember that friendship between Quinn & Mercedes during Season 1? Well, the writers don't seem to. Oh, and what about that faux anti-bullying club Santana and Karofsky created? Tsk, tsk.

Cheryl Cole Gets Fired Twice

Talk about adding insult to injury. Times two.

Simon Cowell's new upcoming talent show The X Factor, which will make its debut in the fall, is stirring up the controversy as reports of newly added judge Cheryl Cole already being given the boot. British pop superstar Cheryl, 27, has previously appeared with Cowell in the U.K. version of the show for three seasons and was ecstatic when it was announced earlier this month that she will be judging for the U.S. installment, alongside Cowell, Paula Abdul, and L.A. Reid. Also, as of recently, it has been announced that only was she out of her new gig, her original position as a judge for the U.K. version is being revoked as well!