STAND BY ME
Nivea hosted a launch party last night for their 'Million Moments of Touch' campaign with speaker Dr. Drew, and special surpise guests Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell. (He'll always be Vern from Stand By Me to us!) The event was held on the 61st floor of the Empire State building in a massive, blue-lit loft space. The only thing more distracting than the free-for-all Nivea products and Rebecca Romijn's striking beauty, was the sprawling 180 degree view of the New York City skyline. The view was probably one of the most beautiful I've ever seen of the city.
A true summer playlist wouldn't be complete without a few tracks from everyone's favorite California girl, pop princesss Katy Perry. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" from her 2010 album Teenage Dream, gets a dose of John Hughes-esque filmography in Perry's latest video. The video is more of a mini-movie that pays homage to all things 80's and 90's-- big hair, neon colors, big glasses, and Corey Feldman from award-winning movies like Stand by Me, The Goonies, and The Lost Boys.
Perry acts out the classic geek-to-chic story as she gets made over by her best friend (Rebecca Black, star of the controversial video "Friday," which now has over 160 million views on YouTube) for a party. Nerdy, brace-face Perry transforms into her alter ego Kathy Beth Terry and rages the night away throughout a series of the Hangover-ish moments.
I sincerely hope I am not alone in my excitement of news regarding a new album featuring songs made popular by those always entertaining, fur-laden icons of positive entertainment, the Muppets. The Disney Corporation announced at this year’s 23rd annual company expo, D23, that they will be releasing an entire album of classic tunes covered by some of the most prominent artists in the music industry. The new album, Muppets Revisited, will feature Andrew Bird performing “It’s not Easy Being Green,” The Fray with their version of “Mahna Mahna,” Amy Lee singing on “Halfway Down the Stairs,” My Morning Jacket on “Our World,” and Weezer playing a much anticipated version of “Rainbow Connection.” No official release date has been revealed as of yet, but sources hint that the album will become available sometime in February of 2010.