I just woke up when I recieved this baby picture from Maya of her newborn son… He is handsoommmeee!! I need to teach him how to make pounded yam and get straight As in school like me!!! Love from Maya Ben and I Y H K D! Welcome to the world!
…don’t ever make me watch the Jonas Brothers perform with Stevie Wonder ever again. It’s just too painful.
…watching a uber pregnant M.I.A. perform alongside T.I., Jay-Z, and Lil’ Wayne, was awesome. She is possibly the coolest woman in music EVER.
…make all of Coldplay wear the same purple outfits that Will Champion was wearing.
…keep giving Jennifer Hudson awards for her amazing singing, but make it a stipulation that she’s not allowed to wear outfits that cover her face anymore. (Luckily her makeup was gorgeous.)
…Katy Perry should not be allowed to perform anywhere, let alone as Chiquita Banana.
…Alison Krauss and Robert Plant doing “Rich Woman” = fantastic. It kinda was like this:
…don’t ever allow Gwyneth Paltrow to present again dressed up as a gold disco ball. Especially when she’s wearing some throwaway shiny tights from some high school cheerleader conference. Especially when she’s salivating over Radiohead. (Are you trying to make her British-obsessed lady boner explode? Granted, it’s hard to say who was more excited, her or her Radiohead-worshiping husband.)
On Wednesday night, a very preggers M.I.A. made an appearance on the PBS show Tavis Smiley. She happily showed off her protruding baby bump, and her due date (around Grammy night, February 8th), and her entrapment in L.A. (she’s too far along to fly).
She also talked about her concern about the situation in her homeland Sri Lanka, speaking out about the genocide occurring in the country and the censorship of the media. She also speaks about her work on Slumdog Millionaire.
M.I.A. looks absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous and beautiful (not to mention talented and intelligent) pregnant woman!
There were a lot of amazing moments at tonight’s Diesel 30th Birthday bash in Brooklyn’s DUMBO, but probably the most surprising was when British hip hop star M.I.A. joined T.I. onstage, only to reveal a very VERY big baby bump hanging over her acid wash jeans! (See photo below.)
Prepare thyselves for long lines, rowdy drunks, and probably an amazing time.
Oh and don’t forget, your last chance for tix will be tomorrow (Friday) at 10am at either Diesel store in NYC.. While you’re there you can pick up one of the cheapie jeans seen on these two comely looking youngsters… one of which looks an awful lot like Daisy Lowe (y/n?).
Oooorrrr… you can send an email to contest @ themodernage.org with the subject line “DIESEL,” and your name, address, and telephone number in the email body. I’ll pick 5 people who will each receive a pair of tickets delivered at your doorstep. (Sorry, you must be 21+.) That’s right, you + M.I.A. + free food + cotton candy. Sounds rad, right? (The giveaway has ended, sorry!)
If this awesome sorta SFW video is any indication, this fiesta is going to rock:
The performer [M.I.A.] became engaged last week to Benjamin Brewer, the son of Warner Music Group Chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr., according to sources close to the singer. Brewer is a guitarist for New York alt-rock band The Exit, whose biggest claim to fame might be having the song Susan appear on the American Pie 2 soundtrack. It is not known if the couple has set a wedding date or location.
Writes Trashbag Aestethics: “MIA told WWD that she has been currently rocking her own collection of gear . M.I.Aâ€™s collection includes bomber jackets, leggings & T-shirts. The collection has been said to featured bold bright hues & graphic prints.”
I’m seriously pissed at Juergen Teller. First he made Meg White look a little bit like a dear caught in the headlights in his shots of her for the spring/summer 2006 Marc Jacobs campaign. Now he’s gone and made one of the most stylish and sexiest woman in today’s music scene look drab and lifeless. See the following shots of MIA for Marc by Marc Jacob’s spring/summer 2008 line.
Ugh! It’s like no one involved in this campaign has ever heard of good photography OR Photoshop. It looks like MIA just stumbled into the set half drunk and asleep. I’m not sure how they managed to pick the most unflattering pictures of her as possible, but they’ve gone and done it.
Sorry, you’re just not going to sell me on the whole “ugly is beautiful” thing. I already lived through the ’80s.