These days, anyone with a smartphone can become an amateur cinematographer, and we can't imagine a better subject than your little bundle of joy! During the first year of baby's life, every day is going to bring about change that seems worthy of documentation. Rather than spend his or her entire infancy hitting the record button, use these 10 must-remember moments as a guide for the times that you should definitely have your phone or video camera at the ready. Baby, you're a star!
Beautiful Creatures — out today — is based on a YA book series and follows the relationship between a magical being and and a mortal. But don't be too quick to disregard it as yet another paranormal romance. With its smart dialogue, literary themes, touching love story, and all-star cast (including Jeremy Irons, Emmy Rossum, Viola Davis, and Emma Thompson), we think it deserves to stand on its own.
The film's greatest strength may be its stars, newcomers Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich. The pair play star-crossed teen lovers in the Deep South, with Alice as a new girl in town who happens to be a witch (or "caster") and Alden as bookish popular guy Ethan Wate. We recently chatted with Alice and Alden about Valentine's Day horror stories, their favorite books, and awkward bonding with their costars over foot massages. Watch now to see what they said!
Turns out those flowers in Prada's Spring 2013 collection weren't just for decoration. The narrative of the brand's newest campaign video treats the blooms like beautiful, powerful women that shouldn't be messed with.
The short film, called Ten Women, stars a full bouquet of models including Eva Herzigova, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Saskia de Brauw, Sung Hee Kim, and Vanessa Axente. Each of the women poses languidly for the camera while a voice-over describes attributes of some of the flowers. "Tiger lily," it says as Kravchenko stares directly into the camera. "Handle with care."
Steven Meisel directed the video, which is set to musician Moondog's "Stamping Ground." The song's militant drum line ads a quickening sense of purpose to a video that's feminist, unsettling, and beautiful to look at all at once.
"Will this one read Fifty Shades of Grey to me in a sexy voice?" This burning inquiry is just one of the many hilarious questions Amy Poehler has for a Best Buy employee in the company's Super Bowl ad that just aired during the game. We love seeing "sexy" ads with funny women way more than sexist ads with bikini-clad women — so you go, Amy! If you're watching the game today, what are some of your favorite ads? And watch the full commercial featuring Amy now.
Leave it to Sesame Street to transform Mama's favorite cult show into a hysterical skit for toddlers just learning their ABCs. To kick off the show's 43rd season on Feb. 4, two Muppets transform into Downton Abbey's Violet Crawley and Charles Carsongain — complete with English accents and period costumes — in a parody skit called "Upside Downton Abbey." The puppets try their hands at eating traditional British foods like tea and crumpets, but keep dropping everything, leading the colorful Dowager Countess to exclaim, "Well, of course everything is upside down. This is Upside Downton Abbey!”
Sesame Street has a long history of spoofing popular culture to capture the attention of both tots and their parents. Among our favorite recent parodies are "True Mud," a take on True Blood, and Cookie Monster's perfectly toddler-friendly "Share It Maybe," a fun rewrite of "Call Me Maybe". Take a look at how they turn things right side up, and be sure to tune in to the 43rd season of the legendary show, which will also feature visits from Kristen Bell, Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dax Shepard, and more.
It's too bad Pop Magazine's newest video wasn't released in 2012. The new short, entitled "Chanel Pink Beach," surely would have topped our list of the trippiest fashion videos of the year.
The video, which was created by artist and rapper Helen Benigson, features still shots of model Tallulah Harlech wearing Chanel's Spring 2013 collection. But instead of simply presenting the video as a lookbook, Benigson mixed together a barrage of visual elements that might send viewers into an altered state of mind. Benigson superimposed the pictures of Harlech over video of unnamed people frolicking on the beach with their children, and washed all of the visuals in a neon pink light. If those elements weren't disparate enough, the entire video is set to a scintillating set of lyrics spoken over Galt MacDermot's "And He Will Not Come Again."
The mind wonders if anyone in fashion will be able to top this before the year ends. A look at the video below.
Notre Dame star football player Manti Te'o continues to claim he was the victim of a hoax, which came to light last week when it was uncovered that his supposed girlfriend who recently died of leukemia never actually existed. Even so, Manti told Katie Couric that he did initially perpetuate the lie to the press when he first found out that his dead girlfriend wasn't real. Katie got tough with Manti, asking him why he stuck to the script about the elaborate story that captured the media's attention. Manti said, "Katie, put yourself in my situation." He went on to say that up until December, he really was duped and in love with his "online girlfriend," who turned out to be nonexistent. Watch a preview of the interview now.
A Harlequin cover girl faceoff starring Tierra vs. everyone, Robyn's honest race talk, and Kacie B.'s friend status dilemma — the second episode of The Bachelor brought us ladies in bustles, chaps, and vampire teeth trying to sink their teeth into Sean. We are recapping the highlights in this PopSugar Rush!
Sean Lowe first showed his funny side — and won us over in the process — when he pranked Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette, pretending, to her horror, that he still lived with his parents. The prank, well, didn't quite work, as Emily sent Sean packing. Now as the Bachelor, Sean is at it again, and this time contestant Desiree was put to the test last night when Sean and the Bachelor producers played a little prank on her while at an art exhibition. Desiree was left alone with hidden cameras and a glass artwork allegedly worth $1.5 million. Watch how she reacted when the fake art fell to the floor and she was blamed in this Bachelor clip that feels more like an episode of Punk'd.
If you've watched Lena Dunham's hit HBO show, Girls, you know that she doesn't hold back from the onscreen nudity and sex scenes. And while she's not embarrassed about the scandalous scenes, we have to wonder what her dad thinks about his daughter in such, um, revealing situations. Last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, we found out: "He's surprisingly jaunty about the whole thing." Lena explained that her father, Carroll Dunham, likes to defy expectations with his response to his daughter's propensity to get naked on the show, often responding with, "I love it; I'm so proud." Watch the funny and frank clip now to find out what her costar Allison Williams's dad, news anchor Brian Williams, thinks of her involvement with the racy show!