As if instituting a tanning regiment that produced a skin color easier found in a box of Crayola crayons than nature wasn't enough, Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil, has found a way to trump her ridiculousness. In a pathetic attempt to add 30 seconds to her 15 minutes of fame, Krentcil has released a rap single entitled “It’s Tan Mom!”
Written and co-produced by singer Adam Bartais, “It’s Tan Mom!” begins with what has become a signature of terrible music, an idiotic proclamation of the track's feature followed by profanity. Sadly, It's Tan mom, bitch! proves to be the highlight of the song, as it’s downhill from there for both the listener’s ability to survive the length of the track and seemingly Krentcil’s sobriety. Slurred, off-beat lyrics couple with amateur dance craze rhythms to create arguably the worst song to ever hit the airwaves.
Kim Kardashian was spotted making her Met Gala debut Monday night alongside current boyfriend, and future baby daddy, Kanye West. Once rumored to have been banned from the industry event by fashion guru Anna Wintour herself, it is of no surprise that Kardashian would look to make a major statement at the Costume Institute's annual festivities. Unfortunately for her, that statement was more so a reminder to visit the Botanical Gardens than a fashion nod.
In a story sure to bring hope to the countless number of single women nationwide, finding a mate has now surpassed prison and building an empire as the single most difficult feat known to mankind. After serving a 5-month prison sentence in 2004 for charges related to the Imclone insider trading scandal, Martha Stewarthas rebuilt her brand, repaired her image, and is apparently ready for love. The 71-year old homemaking mogul has become the newest, and in all likelihood, richest member to join the online dating site, Match.com.
With the storylines of the injury-plagued NBA playoffs more resembling an episode of General Hospital than the road to a championship, it is difficult to imagine anything else taking the spotlight off this soap opera-esque sports exhibition. However, NBA journeyman Jason Collins did just that with his announcement to Sports Illustrated. In the article Collins wrote for the sports magazine he states, "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay." With this revelation, the veteran Collins, who spent the better part of a solid NBA career with the New Jersey Nets, becomes the first professional athlete in all four major American sports to come out.
Food and wine are universal pleasures that go hand-in-hand with eachother. The culinary world has invented an art form when it comes to pairing wine with the perfect dish. Companies like Planet Bordeaux, aim to educate wine aficionados on the various flavors and blends that are available in markets all over the world. Recently, the company visited Chicago to host an event at the Skydeck of the Willis Tower. The event was open to the public from 5pm to 8pm and was enjoyed by about 300 guests. Multiple wineries attended the event and allowed visitors to taste samples of their wine selections. Visitors were exposed to many selections that are not even available in the U.S. market as of yet. Visitors were also able to make notes on their favorite beverages and meet with representatives from the wineries if they were interested in discovering more about each one.
Social media, fondly branded the poor man's therapy session, offers the perfect medium to vent one’s personal frustrations, usually matched with the much needed empathy and support of complete strangers. However, in recent days, it's extended its reach to a not-so-poor man in Kobe Bryant. Following a season ending surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered during the final minutes of a must-win game against the Golden State Warriors, Bryant immediately turned to Facebook to air his frustrations, disappointment, despair, and palpable anger toward the worst injury of his career. While the Lakers continued their playoff chase, eventually securing a seventh seed in the Western conference, Bryant allowed the world an uncharacteristic bird's eye view into his life, his recovery, and the hilarity spawned from the boredom of a brilliant NBA superstar.
After a lack luster season from its New York counterparts, Stevie J and the rest of the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast return for Season 2 of the VH1 series. Picking up right where it left off, tangled in a web of love, sex, lies, and misplaced aggression, all 11 original cast members treated their audience to a night of pure entertainment.
From the continued love triangle between Stevie J, Mimi Faust and Joseline Hernandez, which looks to be materializing into a Marvel Comic-esque battle of good versus evil, Mommy Maid versus The Prostitute, to Momma Dee's deluded depiction of her son, Lil Scrappy as Atlanta’s Prince William while sipping red wine through a straw. Her extreme exhibition of undeniable tactlessness delivers a ratchet rawness uncommon to reality television.
New lifestyle trends and choices are constantly popping up all over the country and it can be hard to stick with them when cravings arise for unhealthy, high calorie comfort food. Up until recently, vegetarians and vegans have had to give up things like bacon cheeseburgers, hot wings, and tacos in order to stay on track. However, the increasingly popular Chicago Diner, which has locations on Halsted Street and Logan Square, has changed the way that vegans can eat, but more importantly, the way that meat-eaters view the vegan lifestyle. With menu options such as Chickun Ranch Salad, Country Fried Stӕk, and Mac & Teese on the kid's menu, customers are able to stay inside of their culinary comfort zone, while branching out into the world of tofu, seitan, and vegan cheeses.
Tax refund burning a hole in your pocket? DL1961, Scoop, Wendy Mink, and Otte are just a few of this week's sample sales sure to satisfy all your Spring shopping needs!
When: Today, April 23rd through tomorrow April, 24th: 11am–7pm
Thursday, April 25th through Saturday, April 27th: 11am–8pm
Where: Scoop Meatpacking 430 West 14th Street
Why: Steep savings on designer closet staples; prices ranging from $19–$129.
When: Today, April 23rd through Thursday, April 25th from 10am–7pm
Where: 530 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1505 between West 38th & West 39th Streets
The third of Zeb Stewart aka Mr. Williamsburg’s impressive drinking and feeding hole portfolio, (think Union Pool and Hotel Delmano), Cafe Colette is the perfect mix of a polished yet informal aesthetic. The bistro, which adopts a mix of French inspired American cuisine, combines painted floors with cement tables and brightly colored walls adorned with quirky black and white photographs, to create a space that feels equally appropriate for lunch, brunch, dinner or drinks.