David Cook: Goodbye Emover!

So I’ve sorta been watching American Idol every week, and I basically hate all the contestants except David Cook, who I lovingly refer to as “the Creed guy” because he totally sings like one of those dudes in some “rock” band from Canada or who loves Jesus. I missed this week but was pleased to …

Stellastarr* Gets Coco for Jezebel James

When you watch ads for the new Fox television show starring Parker Posey, “The Return of Jezebel James“, you might recognize one of the tunes playing–“Coco” by New York band Stellastarr*. Apparently the character that “Six Feet Under” star Lauren Ambrose plays is Parker Posey’s (Sarah) sister–a wacky, carefree spirit named “Coco”–so the marketing department …

Live-ish Blogging The 2008 Oscars

8:29PM: Sitting down with a quart of Ben & Jerry’s right now in front of the television, waiting for the Oscars to start. Will update when something notable happens. 8:35PM: Daniel Day Lewis, earrings on both ears… yay or nay? Colin Ferrel, how/why is he allowed at the Oscars? 8:36PM: James McAvoy! Sitting next to …

Old Navy Commercial Makes My Brain Hurt, In February

Ok, so has anyone been going absolutely OUT OF THEIR MINDS since Old Navy started airing those ridiculously ANNOYING ads for their spring fashions? You know, the one that has some winsome-sounding girl singing about how her “arms get cold, in February”? These commercials are so cloying that I end up screaming at them the …

Live Blogging: Tina Fey on SNL

UPDATE: Here’s the “Bitch is the new black” video, straight from the top. Read below to read my running commentary: 11:28PM: Yes it’s the first SNL since the writer’s strike has ended. The Backseat Blogger has decided that we should be live-blogging this event even though I’m feeling pretty lazy. So here we go… 11:29PM: …

Vampire Weekend on Letterman Tonight

Vampire Weekend was just on Letterman. If you saw the performance, you’d already know that they performed their TRL-approved single, “A-Punk,” off their recently released self-titled album. As the performance was taped on Tuesday night, they were wearing the same clothes that folks saw them dressed in later at their Bowery Ballroom show. (See photo …

The Moldy Peaches on “The View,” January 21st

In order to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Moldy Peaches will be making an appearance on The View on January 21st–surely due to the fact that the Peaches are featured all over the soundtrack of hit movie, Juno. That is SO crazy! UPDATE: To see video of the Peaches on The View, check …

James McAvoy Is a Lightweight

…when it comes to drinking, that is… Check out this preview clip from the Golden Globes Dateline special where Atonement star James McAvoy (and my favorite Scottish actor of the moment) reveals how his inability to drink large quantities of alcohol prevented him from becoming the “rocker” child he longed to be in his youth: …