Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest installment in the Coen Brother's canon, depicts a time and place that not even the most hardcore Dylan fans will recognize. Stripped of its nostaglia and mystique, Greenwich Village is an entirely different character, filled with cramped, cheap apartments, cluttered coffeehouses, and the litter of broken dreams. Most music biopics tell a fast and loose story a young man crooning tunes in the studio and then belting them out in front of screaming fans before succumbing to heroin. Llewyn Davis takes a different approach, using a minimalist style to convey the stark realities of the starving artist.
Besides the epic performances and awards, one of our favorite parts of awards shows is the fashion! Some celebrities really called on their inner fashion gods and goddesses last night. And some just well... didn't. Take a look at some our favorite celebrities who got it right and rocked the red carpet at the 2013 American Music Awards last night.
She didn't rock a dress adorned with Biggie and Tupac's face this time around (although she did wear a 2 piece get up adorned with cats during her performance). Miley decided to keep it classy at this award's show and she strolled down the red carpet in a simple Versace pantsuit.
The sexy and scruffy Justin Timberlake brings us another movie-like music video, complete with plot twists, superb acting, mystery, and sex. Seriously, get out your popcorn for this one folks. Timberlake teamed up with director Ryan Reichenfeld to write the story behind the video. We've all been there- you're stuck in a relationship that seems to just be dragging you down. Well this video tells the story of this kind of relationship, except that JT is literally being dragged down a cliff. This girl sure takes revenge seriously.
Justin Timberlake is having one fine moment right now. His record sales continue to grow as he bangs out hit after hit on the billboard charts. The 20/20 experience is an album that represents his growth in manhood and his musical diversity with more than a few nods to his executive producing buddy Timbaland. The pop sensation embarks on a tour this year heating up stages along the coast. As he continues to be the most celebrated entertainers of our generation, we look at Justin’s style evolution throughout the length of his singing career.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have aimed to expand their empire. Our favorite twins have bought a minority stake in the e-commerce company, BeachMint- based in Los Angeles. The sisters have not only invested in the company but also serve as co-chairs of the BeachMint advisory board. This only means that their focus will be to work closely with BeachMint’s management team to expand and efficiently establish the growth of the Mint brands. This adds to their highly impressive fashion portfolio of lifestyle fashion labels such as The Row, Elizabeth and James, and Olsenboye.
Story by Elyse Marrocco
“ ‘Cause I got you saying Jesus so much it’s like we’re lying in a manger,” sings Justin Timberlake three tracks in on his new effort, and after a line like that, you know you’re in for a ride. After the critically acclaimed, passion project of Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, the more commercially appealing and single heavy, The 20/20 Experience- 2 of 2 ,brings back the Justin Timberlake that appeals to the masses. With features from Drake and Jay Z, Timberlake falls back into where he seems most comfortable; singing sexy songs and making us all wish we were his wife, Jessica Biel.
The annual MTV VMAS took place last night at the Brooklyn Barclays Center. This year the VMAS was more of a circus act than an actual award ceremony; there were a lot of random and excting moments that took place that will have us talking about it for the next couple of weeks...and maybe even years.
Here is a brief summary of the bizarre antics and reactions of yesterday:
The usually provocative singer was shockingly tame for her comeback to the VMAs stage and performance of her new single, "Applause." Lady Gaga opened the VMAs in white cardboard box. There was no meat dress or blood (like previous years), but the diva went through a number of costume changes during her act, eventually ending up in a mermaid inspired bra and thong.
Last night, MTV's annual Video Music Awards went down in no other than Brooklyn, New York at the new Barclays Center. With a theme based around the history and culture of the infamous borough, this award show was definitely something to see.
The show kicked off immediately with a performance by Lady Gaga. At this point no one is surprised by here unusual outfits, which she switched seamlessly throughout her performance of "Applause".
If all sources are accurate, this will be the band’s first performance together in ten years--90s babies everywhere are thrilled! Previous boy bands of the glorious 90’s era such as the Backstreet Boys and 98 degrees have already reunified this year; it was only a matter of time until N’ Sync hopped on the bandwagon.
We will see if there is truth to all the rumors when the Video Music Awards airs live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center this Sunday night on MTV.
To refresh memory a bit watch N’Sync’s hit Bye Bye Bye below (you’re welcome) :