Rihanna’s no stranger to racy pictures. However, they’ve become even more outlandish lately. Aside from an "accidental" nip-slip pic a few days ago, RiRi has recently posted pics of her insane time a Coachella last weekend. The Instagram photos included her mounted atop her bodyguard's shoulders, and rolling what appears to be a joint off his bald head. Say what?! Another pic featured her partying with Snoop Dogg and Warren G with "thug life" written on her stomach. Both sets of pictures appeared to contain a certain smokeable substance. She deleted the post shortly after, but not before thousands of her followers commented on what they assumed the substance was. Under the photo she posted the quote, "Memories don't live like people do #coachella.”
Fashion Week is notoriously known for having an infestation of who’s who in the industry; with a-list style enthusiasts among the large crowd of important people. With 100-and-something-thousand people attending this whirlwind, where does one even begin looking to spot these show stoppers?
Here at Joonbug, we have come up with 3 magnetic force fields that celebrities and models never fail to gravitate towards.
First on our list: The Front Row at Lincoln Center. Anyone who is anyone will be sitting in this V.I.P section of the shows. It’s a perfect place to look for well-known fashion editors, celebrities, other designers and fellow model competition. Though getting to this roped off gold mine is impossible, on-lookers will have just as great a view of them as they do on the show itself. Let’s face it; the front row seats are just as much a part of the show as the collections being presented. And a quick tip with that note, study what they are wearing as well! The front row’s fashion sense is usually very complimentary to what is in style at the moment or trends that will start coming our way. Even if you don't have access to the shows, you can stake out near the tents and check out who's going in and out. It's worth a shot to get a glimpse of your favorite designer/model/star.
Last month, New York Times Magazine gathered the year's best film performers to create a short series of beautifully chilling videos directed by Alex Prager called A Touch Of Evil. Killers, crooks and crazies are just a few of the villianous archetypes that were selected and portrayed by our favorite actors. (Watch the whole series here.)
There's Brad Pitt as the madman, where he says he was channeling ‘‘Peter Lorre — with a dose of Kramer.’’ He was praised last year for Moneyball and The Tree of Life. Mia Wasikowska becomes and axe-weilding home wrecker reminiscent of The Shining. Her best performances include Albert Nobbs, Jane Eyre and Restless. Rooney Mara, leading "lady" in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, dresses as the sociopathic Alex from A Clockwork Orange. Gary Oldman imitates a creepy ventriloquist dummy in his spooky spot. Quite a different role from his performance in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
That’s a naked man...oh, no wait a sec!
While spending some time at her Scotland vacation home, actress Emma Thompson received a surprise call from the local police. The police had informed Emma that there was a naked male intruder seen running around her property.
As you may guess, the Nanny McPhee star was terrified to think that there was a crazy, nude man threatening the safety of her family. Her fear quickly turned to embarrassment when her daughter realized that it wasn’t man her neighbor had seen...it was her mother!!
Every year, Art Basel seems to become more packed with A-listers. This year's 10th Anniversary event was no exception. Maybe they like the warm respite from your typical December weather. Or maybe it's the exclusive dinners, events and parties. Or maybe it's because they are some of the few that can afford to drop serious dough on the expensive art pieces for sale (especially in this economy). Here is a sampling of the more famous actors, models, designers, socialites and of course artists spotted at this year's festivities.
With your hipstamatic prints, you’re able to capture everything. You’ve even been asked to photograph your niece’s birth. (Why you’d want to capture that, we’re not sure...)
We get it. Nowadays, everyone is a photographer. But when you are searching from a tangible image that captures the fleeting moment, we’ve got the woman for you.
Meet Tamara Lackey, professional photographer, innovative entrepreneur, workshop teacher, and web show personality. Widely recognized for capturing authentic lifestyle moments, from children's portraits to commercial and editorial projects, Tamara's work has received quite the national praise. She's been featured in tons of media outlets, including Vogue, O - The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, Parenting, Food & Wine and NBC’s The Martha Stewart Show, need we say more?
The go-to spot for moms and celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Jessica Biel, and Zac Posen, Tribeca Treats serves an expansive sweets menu for the holidays. Craving a cookie or brownie after lunch? Stop in for one of their fudge brownies, chocolate bon-bons and scrumptious cupcakes.
Here are our favorite holiday treats:
Toffee-Drizzled Chocolate Buttercrunch Matzo: One of the shop's most popular holiday treats, this satisfyingly sweet, salty and crispy snack redefines the matzo and flys off the shelf every single year. It's a great present for a friend-- or yourself! They're available now through Passover and each 12 oz. cube is $16.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz has been working with Disney to bring us our favorite characters reimagined as celebrities. She was called in to do a project called the Year of a Million Dreams campaign. Her photos are, as always, fantastic, and she works extremely hard to bring the original scenes to life.
The General Store - Silver Springs, MD
Fried chicken that not even Bobby Flay can beat.
If you want comfort food, the General Store is the place to go. Even Bobby Flay caught word of co-owner and chef Gillian Clark's cooking and challenged her on his show "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" on Food Network; Clark won. It seems that this fried chicken is one to beat, but if you're not the chef-type, then it's just the one to eat.
The Low Down:
Cuisine: American - Traditional
Contact: 6 Post Office Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Call (301) 562-8787
Ben's Chili Bowl - Washington, DC
If it's good enough for President Obama, it's good enough for me.
It doesn't matter if it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, when you want chili, Ben's Chili Bowl is the place to go and has been since 1958. Just ask Chirs Tucker, Bono, Bill Cosby, and President Obama, who are just a few of the famous customers Ben's has had over the years.
The Low Down:
Cuisine: American - Chili
Hours: Open early and closes late, everyday
Price Range: $3-$10
Contact: 1213 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Call (202) 667-0909
Breadline - Washington, DC
A baguette that will make you swear you're in France. Bread undeniably belongs on any list of comfort foods, so what kind of list would this be without Breadline? At Breadline, you can get comforting sandwiches with a bit of an exotic flair; such as eggplant, zucchini, and roasted red peppers, with an olive tepenade on a baguette, or prosciutto di parma, marscarpone, gorgonzola and fig jam on walnut bread.
The Low Down:
Cuisine: Deli/Quick Bites
Hours: Open Monday-Friday for breakfast and lunch
Price Range: $5-$10
Contact: 1751 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Call (202) 822-8900