Tuesday, June 30, 2009

«IN THE FUTURE EVERYONE WILL BE FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PARIS HILTON WILL LAUNCH A «HAUTE COUTURE BURQINI» COLLECTION FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

Apparently, photos of Paris emerged this week of her cavorting on the Arabian beach wearing a wee bikini. Oops.The Daily Express reported: "Paris had made a big public speech, saying how much she loved the Middle East and respected its culture. But the following day she was prancing around on the beach in her bikini and posing provocatively. Bosses warned her Western tourists have been jailed for flouting the rules." So listen up: It ain't Paris, Paris.

Vancouver Sun
June 28 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

«THESE KIDS, IF YOU SAW THEM ON THE STREET, YOU WOULD NEVER THINK THEY WERE GAY. THEY LOOK LIKE L.A KIDS»-ANDY WARHOL



Remember when Elton John and the Pet Shop Boys had to defend Eminem from GLADD? Well it seems a lot happened since then. Namely more and more gay rapper boys and girls taking their place within the larger hip hop community. To get the pulse of that growing scene I asked some questions to the guys involved in the documentary film Pick Up The Mic. From the state of gay hip hop today, gay men's love -hate relationship with the genre to the future of gay Hip Hop porn...

Q- It seems Hip Hop is moving in so many directions now and influences so many other musical genres. Do you see the same trend in gay hip hop as well?

A- «Definitely» say Pick Up The Mic filmmaker Alex Hinton. «The film really showcases a wide array of styles from the roots and soul inspired leanings of Deep Dickollective to the gangsta styles of JenRo and the HIP HOP with pop hooks of God-Des to the raunchy but hilarious styling of Jonny Dangerous. There is something for every Hip Hop fan in this scene".

Over the years there have been a lot of talk about the place of gay artists in the larger hip hop community. The rapidity of that progress may been seen differently by some but there's clearly a trend towards growing acceptance. «I personally have found that much of the black music industry have given me nothing but respect for the amount of success I have achieved, all without any manager or record label behind me» says British rapper QBOY. «Having said that you have to wonder why I don't have either of those two support frames-it's because the music industry as a whole don't know what to do with me. They believe I don't fit their idea or market for hip hop because I'm gay and I don't fit their gay market because I'm hip hop. However attitudes are changing» he adds. For Alex Hinton some progress cannot be denied: «We did get a 4 page spread about the scene in URB magazine a straight urban music and lifestyle mag. And artists like JenRo and Scream Club are working in the straight hip hop scene guesting on tracks and performing confortably well with straight rappers».

What about the other way around now? People always talk about homophobia in the hip hop community but is there also some prejudice towards hip hop among the mainstream gay community? «Well historically the gay community has had a prejudice to hip hop as the homophobic lyrics of some hip hop songs have been magnified by watchdogs groups like GLAAD. Homophobia exists everywhere in the music industry and musical forms. It just seems that hip hop has been targeted as it can be demonized by some as as the other since it is so often showcased as just a hyper masculinized form of music» says Hinton. «But the film really proves witness that many members of the gay community grew up on hip hop and they don't feel that it is this negative force. They feel that it is their true medium to express themselves. »



Go to most gay bars and it won't be often that some shirtless pumped up guy will be dancing on Hip Hop tracks. For one QBOY has a lot to say about the so called mainstream gay culture:«There is a lot of underlying racism in mainstream gay culture, there has not often been much visible black gay men and lesbians with that scene and now the traditional black culture is creating it's own path within the gay community, the mainstream gay scene is having to adjust not all with ease.» Fortunately personal experience often alter that general impression: «There is also something I call rap-phobia where people's idea of what rap is about is associated with guns, drugs, crime, violence, gangsta culture and somebody shouting in an angry intimidating fashion». add QBOY. «This is because the only conception with rap is the mainstream junk that is so accessible to them. However I have found that many people who have seen me perform parents, grand parents, lesbians and gay men in their fifties none of whom have never identified with rap before all come to me at the end and say: you know I never I liked rap but I like you».

In that world of testosterone-charged young male bravado, Miss Money is for many something of an oddity. A gay christian hip hop artist. And as a female she got a somewhat different opinion about all that male swaggering thing and the so called homophobia of Hip Hop : «I don't think there are prejudices but just reaction to the hate spewed at gay people. You'd be prejudiced too if every man with a mic and knowledge of a few vowels said faggot.....The hip hop males are so ever indulged in testosterone they're the first to hate on gay people but anyone with common sense can see it's their own insecurity . It really has nothing do us gay people».

Before sex was used to sell music . Now music is increasingly used to sell sex. Especially to bring the hip hop community to the adult market. We all know that past Snoop's Doggystyle video and today there's clearly a growing foray of Hip Hop into porn. In the past designer Mark Ecko had his clothes used in some xxx movies and nowadays we hear more and more about rappers tempted to act as MC (if not performing themselves) in some xxx skin flick. Are gay rappers going to follow that trend? Is a move into porn going to be the next ultimate street cred statement? « I don't see why not, I can see Jonny [Dangerous) doing it for sure. He He! In fact both myself and Houston Bernard are on the soundtrack to a sexually charged gay film called OPen Cam» (www.opencammovie.com/music.html/) says QBOY.

What is Jonny Dangerous himself thinking of the idea? Not suprisingly the rapper known for his sexually graphic lyrics is quite enthusiastic about it. «You're talking to the king of dirty gay hip hop. I would definitely rock a porn movie and have my shit played on the background...Cuz when you think of dirty gay sex how can you not think of Johnny Dangerous? Just listening to some of his lyrics easily prove his point:

«Laid up on the couch seductively
Hand up on my knee, whispered how much he wanted me
Bitin' on my lip fantasizing 'bout that dick
that he describe to be eight long and five inches thick"

To buy this great DVD : webgeek@pickupthemic.com

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF"

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: STRAIGHT MEN VS GAY MEN

Gay men look: chest muscles and biceps. Straight guys look: calves and triceps.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG:IS THE GAP BETWEEN YOUR EYES ONE MILLIMETER TOO WIDE? HOW TO BOOK AN EMERGENCY PLASTIC SURGERY BEFORE YOUR MAN NOTICE

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«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Barnett Newman

«I'M A DEEPLY SUPERFICIAL PERSON»

Then the week ended with the biggest celebrity story of the decade - the death of Michael Jackson. TMZ.com, a rival of PerezHilton.com, broke the news first. Perez reacted in his usual style, by publishing a post stating he doubted the singer was ill, and accusing Jackson and his team of staging a stunt in order to get him out of the upcoming 50-date run of concerts in London. Hours later, Jackson was declared dead, and Hilton quietly removed the post from the site.

Tech Blorge
June 29 2009

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

There's no economic downturn for the likes of Céline Dion. The Quebec singer finished just behind Madonna on a Forbes list of the top-earning musicians in 2008, earning an estimated $100 million (U.S.) compared to Madonna's $110 million. Next in line were Beyoncé Knowles, Bruce Springsteen and Kenny Chesney.

-Toronto Star
June 25 2009

«IF ANYONE HAD ASKED ME AT THE TIME WHO WAS THE LEAST LIKELY TO SUCCEED I WOULD HAVE SAID ANDY WARHOLA» -ROBERT LEPPER

For me, the lesson of Columbine is that primary and secondary education, as it gradually expanded over the past century, has massive systemic problems. We are warehousing students from childhood to early adulthood, channeling them toward middle-class professional jobs that they may or may not want. Young, male, hormonally driven energy is trapped and stultified by school, with its sterile regimentation into cubical classrooms and cramped rows of seats.

-Camille Paglia

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Men aren't necessities. They're luxuries. »

-Cher

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

An image is worth 1,000 words: No matter how illustrious our resumes, how brilliant our ideas, how Calvinist our work ethic, we are judged by how we present ourselves. Research shows that it takes four minutes to make a first impression, and, according to a widely cited study by UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian, body language accounts for 55% of that impression (38% comes from tone of voice; the remaining 7% from our actual words).

-Forbes
June 23 2009

“I ALWAYS THOUGHT COWBOYS LOOKED LIKE HUSTLERS. THAT'S NICE”

«THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES»

Bernard Madoff gets 150 year in prison.

Next!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.»

-Voltaire

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

Q: You ask in the book whether crowds of mourners fall victim to "false gods because they are seeking spiritual fulfillment" through celebrity icons they will never know. What do make of the crowds mourning Jackson's death?

A: Valentino's death created the same kind of mass hysteria and reaction. But those actions and reactions have a deeper meaning than just pure base fanaticism. The lives of these people, and their deaths, have a real ability to empower people to find a sense of meaning that is so dramatic, so strong. They are indications of very deep and strong connection that doesn't just border on the religious, but is religious — in the sense that these feelings, connections and investments bear on moral value systems, a person's identity and history.

Q: Jackson was raised a Jehovah's Witness and converted to the Nation of Islam, and later, mainstream Islam. You're the go-to expert on death rites. What can we expect in terms of a funeral?

A: I was wondering that myself. It's hard to predict. I would not expect cremation, if he was really a Muslim at the end of his life. I hate to say this, but his whole life was a circus in a lot of ways, so I don't know if his funeral won't be the same.

Garry Laderman
USA Today
June 27 2009

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: HUMAN NATURE

Trying to kill time while time is killing us.

KEITH HARING




Reminiscing about Keith Haring and the Paradise Garage, Ann Magnuson wrote that "dancing was our pagan rite and the Paradise Garage, the first multi-cultural gay dance club, became Keith's Pantheon." In his journals, Haring wrote, "I don't know if you know how important the Paradise Garage is, at least for me and the tribe of people who have shared many a collective spiritual experience there. The Garage also changed or affected my life incredibly through various 're-imprinting' experiences and transformations." Haring would even schedule his trips around the Garage, "leaving on Sundays and returning before or on Saturdays."The Paradise Garage was a club on the border of SoHo that was central to Keith Haring's world from the early 1980s until it closed in 1987.

Haring.com

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Three works by Andy Warhol sold for a total of 6.4 million pounds ($10.5 million) in London last night as Sotheby’s relied on established names to bolster the contracted auction market for contemporary art.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG:IS DEBBIE ROWE GETTING FULL CUSTODY OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S CHILDREN GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

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«MY IDEA OF A GOOD PICTURE IS ONE THAT'S IN FOCUS AND OF A FAMOUS PERSON»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Sex appeal is a wonderful, warm, womanly, healthy feeling. If you`re a woman it`s womanly, if you`re not it`s manly . . . it comes only from inside . . . it`s an effervescent desire to enjoy life.»

-Jayne Mansfield

Saturday, June 27, 2009

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FAMOUS

In the Internet age worldwide fame à la Susan Boyle will be more and more common. Long lasting fame however will be more and more difficult.

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

FAME IN THE 21st CENTURY

Fame on the level that Mr. Jackson achieved is all but impossible for pop culture heroes today, and quite likely it will never be possible again.On the most basic level, this is matter of business and math. Michael Jackson has sold an estimated 100 million copies worldwide of the 1982 album “Thriller,” which spent more than 31 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts.
It’s one of those high-water marks that nobody will touch, because record stores are vanishing, and along with them, megahit albums are vanishing, too. A big week on the Billboard charts is a quarter-million units sold, which is about the number of units the Jonas Brothers moved last week with their latest release, which opened at No. 1. And it’s rare for an album to last even three weeks at the top.People who buy music tend these days to buy — or steal it — online, a song at time.

-New York Times
June 27 2009

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Celebrities tap into the public's primal fantasies and basic emotions, lifting people from their everyday lives and making them believe anything is possible, said Dr. John Lucas, a clinical assistant professor of psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College and an assistant attending psychiatrist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. In the case of Jackson, with what appeared to be numerous plastic surgeries and skin bleaching, "the weirdness resonates with our own internal suppressed hidden wishes -- for immortality, gratification of sexual impulses and our wish for ageless beauty," Lucas said...."What we know of them [celebrities] through People magazine and other media sources fills a gaping and painful void in our lives," Lucas said. The dwindling influence of religion adds to that sense of yearning in people, he added, making the stars' exploits and eccentricities, their loves and losses, more than a form of entertainment. "Religion is faltering, and in the process people are grappling with infantile wishes, with magical thinking," he said.

US News & World Report
June 26 2009

«I NEVER READ I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES«

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG: MICHAEL JACKSON STILL ALIVE AND HIDING IN GRACELAND!

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“I LOVE LOS ANGELES. I LOVE HOLLYWOOD. THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL. EVERYBODY'S PLASTIC"

«You know, let's put it this way, if all the people in Hollywood who have had plastic surgery, if they went on vacation, there wouldn't be a person left in town.»

-Michael Jackson

«ATHLETES ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW MEDIA STARS»

«DEATH MEANS A LOT OF MONEY, HONEY»

It's a grim reality of celebrity culture that the unexpected death of someone famous can send collectibles' prices soaring. On June 14, a vest worn by Michael Jackson in the 1970s sold for $519 in a Bonhams & Butterfields auction in Los Angeles.
"Somebody got a real deal," said Margaret Barrett, director of Bonhams' entertainment memorabilia department.
"Once people have passed away, the items become more valuable."

-LA Times
June 26 2009

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

A postmortem examination is to be carried out on Michael Jackson's body this afternoon amid growing speculation that the singer's long-term use of painkillers could have been a factor in his death last night.A spokesman for the Los Angeles county coroner's office said the cause of death would be released if it could be definitively established, but warned that toxicology tests could take several days, if not weeks.Police officers were posted outside the coroner's office this afternoon as preparations for the autopsy continued inside.There were reports that police were looking for a doctor who lived in Jackson's house and may have treated the singer shortly before his death. A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles police department (LAPD) told the Guardian that officers intended to speak to the doctor, and said medical interviews were routine in such cases.

-The Guardian

Thursday, June 25, 2009

«I NEVER THINK THAT PEOPLE DIE. THEY JUST GO TO DEPARTMENT STORES»




«Michael Jackson introduced us to his brothers they all said they wanted portraits. Michael's gotten so handsome since I saw him that time with Stéphanie Mills. We went out to the audience and it was hard to get our seats. We had to kick kids out of them. Michael's show was maybe the best I've seen. He's such a good dancer, and he goes into a hole and comes out the other side in a different outfit, I don't know how he does it»

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
August 18 1981

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

GOOD CATHOLICS GIRLS GONE BAD: FROM WARHOL STAR BRIGID BERLIN TO PARIS HILTON

«Brigid is a conceptual thinker from a good family. Though she moved to the wrong side of the tracks he good breeding still shows»

-Andy Warhol

I like the idea that Lady Gaga went to the Convent of the Sacred Heart school in New York with Paris & Nicky Hilton. The school Warhol star Brigid Berlin also attended. Paris Hilton need not to worry. Even with a sex tape her good breeding still shows.

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

"I went to art school, I studied pop culture, I know everything about music and iconography, pop, cultural and religious," she says. "I'm self-manufactured. . .. (I look) at it not as poison or lowbrow, but looking at it in a very highbrow way, and self-making myself to be a powerful visionary and say something that will genuinely speak to people."

-Lady GaGa

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Piero Di Cosimo

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG:WANT TO BE AN ACTRESS? HOW TO SCREAM LIKE ANGELINA WHEN FAKING IT WITH YOUR NEXT FAT, BALD & SHORT PRODUCER!

Copyright by IVAN

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Guys, if you plan on dating actresses make sure you have a good video camera. Spend the extra money and get HD. It's a good investment. Yes, she may make it and leave you for Brad Cooper or Al Pacino but you'll still have the sex tape. Riches and notoriety will surely be yours! And it's easy because it seems every dumb actress of celebre-wannabe agrees to make a sex tape.Two latest example right here on HuffPost: Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl and Danielle Staub, the "prostitution whore" (so named by a caring fellow cast mate) of Real Housewives of New Jersey. In both cases their Exes are peddling their XXX's to the highest bidder.

-Huffington Post
June 24 2009

«PERSONNALY I LOVED PORNO AND I BOUGHT LOTS OF IT ALL THE TIME"

Photo:Pierre Fitch

«THERE SHOULD BE COURSE IN FIRST GRADE ON LOVE»

London (ANI): The reason why Paris Hilton ditched Cristiano Ronaldo after two nights of passion is apparently that the soccer ace is a “real sissy”. The hotel heiress had reportedly told her pals that she could never seriously romance the Real Madrid winker, because she likes her men to be macho, reports The Daily Star.

WOMEN IN REVOLT

So let me get this straight. In 2009, People’s Hottest Bachelor is 23-year-old Chace Crawford. And the actor most likely to star in this year’s biggest box office hit is either 19-year-old Daniel Radcliffe, in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” or 23-year-old Shia LaBeouf, in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”Suddenly, I feel very old. It’s as though Hollywood is trying to turn me into a cougar. And I hate that word. A lot. It’s even hard to watch the 44-year-old Sandra Bullock become a “cougar” opposite the 32-year-old Ryan Reynolds in "The Proposal." Compared to LaBeouf and Radcliffe, Reynolds is a grown-up. But in Hollywood, he becomes the boy to Bullock’s woman.I don’t find Crawford, Radcliffe or LaBeouf attractive but I feel as though I’m “supposed” to. Even though LaBeouf is 23, he looks about 16. Watching him opposite Megan Fox, who’s a year younger than he is, is like eavesdropping on a boy going out with his babysitter. It just feels wrong. Instead of getting into the scene, I just want to protect him from this woman who could seemingly eat him alive.

MSNBC
June 24 2009

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:CELEB MAG: TEARFUL JENNIFER BEGS ANGELINA: «STOP SENDING ME SEX TAPES YOU'RE DOING WITH BRAD!»

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«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

Publicist Stephen Huvane has accused weekly magazines of intentionally printing lies about celebrities to provoke a response and open up a dialogue with actors.Jennifer Aniston's representative told The Guardian that there is no benefit in working with such publications and that stars who cooperate with a magazine are then attacked by their competitors.Huvane said: "These weeklies no longer have any interest in actual reporting. I don't think lies and complete fabrications serve any positive result. All they do is distort and damage the dignity of the private lives of actors."I have never represented a client who enjoyed being followed by paparazzi or having fabricated stories about their lives in those magazines."An anonymous celebrity weekly editor reportedly said: "You build the story around an emotion. What's happening with poor Jen this week? Well, John Mayer's seeing someone else, and for a woman of her age, that must be awful."So you construct a narrative of what a woman her age may be feeling. The question is: 'How can we construct a story around a set of emotions that our readers are going to relate to?' It can come from a genuine tip, or a photo. Or it can come out of our a**."

-Digital Spy
June 24 2009

«CHURCH IS A FUN PLACE TO GO»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM OF ART WILL CREATE AN EXHIBITION CALLED «POLE DANCING AS ART»

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WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Exuberance is beauty. »

-William Blake

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

«IN THE FUTURE EVERYONE WILL BE FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES»

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

TORONTO — Perez Hilton is upset that a gay rights group is criticizing him for using an anti-gay slur during his recent verbal dust-up with will.i.am.The celebrity blogger engaged in a heated war of words with the Black Eyed Peas singer on Monday, alleging that the band's manager had punched him in the eye following the MuchMusic Video Awards. The two men posted various tweets and videos giving their version of events. In one video, Hilton, who is openly gay, said he called will.i.am a "faggot" in the lead-up to the alleged altercation. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation subsequently issued a statement decrying Hilton's use of the slur, saying it feeds a climate of "hatred and intolerance" toward the gay community.
In an email to The Canadian Press, Hilton - who says he's a former GLAAD employee - said he was upset by the organization's reaction."I am saddened GLAAD chose to victimize me further by criticizing me for how I non-violently dealt with a very scary situation that, unfortunately, turned violent," Hilton wrote Tuesday.

-The Canadian Press

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ART

Woke up this morning and the sky looked like a giant Yves Klein painting. Fantastic.

Monday, June 22, 2009

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF"

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

« Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.»

-Marilyn Monroe

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE POLITICAL CANDIDATES WILL BOOST THEIR POPULARITY BY ADVERTISING THEIR SEX TAPE ON TWITTER

«FOOTBALL GAMES ARE REALLY THE BEST PLACES TO MEET MACHO GUYS»

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

What do you call it when free verse meets online social networking? PoeTweet sounds about right.Poet and Wayne State University professor M.L. Liebler is teaming up with two younger poets, Cassie Poe and LaShaun (Phoenix) Moore, to write a collaborative poem about summer in the city. The twist is they're doing it, line by line, on the Scarab Club's Twitter account.
The experiment, which is part of literary month at the arts organization, lasts through June. The final version will be posted on the Scarab Club's Web site.Liebler says the poem is evolving and could go in different directions, "maybe narrative, maybe even more surrealistic.

Detroit Free press
June 22 2009

TRUMAN CAPOTE

New York, June 22 (ANI): Truman Capote may have sourced at least 20 films and television dramas, but the writer himself led a tortured life, claims a forthcoming memoir.Edmund White recalled his chat with the Breakfast At Tiffany’s writer and his life in New York for a magazine piece in the memoir.“All through the interview, Capote kept dashing out of the room to sniff more cocaine,” the New York Post quoted White as saying.“He went through phases of being sharp-witted and . . . other moments of mumbling incoherence, as if someone was alternately pumping air into [his] balloon and deflating it,” White added.
Capote apparently told White: “You’ll probably write some good books, but remember, it’s a horrible life.” (ANI)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

PARIS HILTON & THE ANDY WARHOL LESSON




«Oh, and there are so many Arabs in London. If only we could get Arabs portraits to do. They haven't really come to America yet, but they're all over England. And they're filthy rich-if only we could get started on that».

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
July 30 1979

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: OLD

An old fag without artistic achievement is like an old bitch without a man.

PRE -PEREZ HILTON NASTY, BITCHY, FAGGY GOSSIP

«And then Franceso (Scavullo) told me about all the dirty things he heard I did at Studio 54 and I just couldn't believe it, all the boys he heard I brought home to the house, and I was shocked, I mean, I don't know where he got his information, and I was trying to find out where he got his gossip from so I could figure out why they'd say all those untrue things»

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
April 16 1980

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE STREET PROSTITUTES WILL BE SPONSORED BY CONDOM-MAKER

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«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

Then again, it is also possible that Paris Hilton is a brilliant satirist, this fully on display by offering this sentence to reporters while promoting the Dubai version of Hilton's television show:“I respect the culture in Dubai — it’s much classier than Las Vegas."Ah, to run through all the classy things Paris Hilton has done in Las Vegas over the years would wear my fingers out. There was the night I watched her walk into a wall at a nightclub. Oh, there is also the infamous night at another nightclub where she used a pot to .... Oh, there I go.Anyway, part of Hilton's satirical genius in this quote, perhaps inadvertent, comes from the fact that these days Dubai actually owns a large chunk of Vegas, having bought stakes in Cirque, a nightclub and restaurant company (Light Group). Its biggest commitment of all is partnering with MGM-Mirage for the massive CityCenter development of hotels, condominiums, stores and casinos on the Strip.

-Los Angeles Times
June 19 2009

«I NEVER READ, I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

Photo by Patrick Mettraux

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry, but I can't talk about that. I'm looking to stay alive.»

-Calvin Klein

ANDY WARHOL & OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP

«Andy Warhol was a friend and a big inspiration to me. I painted a whole New York City subway car in 1980 covered in Campbells soup cans in tribute to him. Later, we became friends and he was very into what was happening with hip-hop culture back then. He also loved my movie Wild Style and used to tell me he wished he was in it, which always made me laugh! He used to give me and my friend Jean-Michel Basquiat advice back then on pop culture and the art world which was very, very helpful to me.»

-Fab 5 Freddy
Urbanonomy
June 9 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

JEFF KOONS

The usually enigmatic Jeff Koons grooves on Led Zeppelin, admires the French painter Poussin and spaghetti Bolognese is his favourite dish. And he recently bought a painting by Salvador Dalí. These were just a few of the intriguing details extracted by independent curator Norman Rosenthal during a freewheeling chat held yesterday morning, launching the week-long annual Art Basel Conversations series.

-The Art Newspaper
June 11 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE CELEB MAG WILL PUBLISH TWO PICS OF FEMALE CELEBS GIVING FELLATIO ASKING «WHO SUCK IT BEST?»

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SHOE FETISH


Shoes played a prominent role in Warhol’s early career as a commercial artist. His 1950s adverts for women’s footwear were well recognised and his fetish for shoes and feet continued throughout his life

-Nationalgalleries.org

TWITTER & THE 140 CHARACTERS BY ANOTHER NAME

«Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.»

-Andy Warhol

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

As the Wall Street Journal noted this week in "Guys Left Behind (GLBs)," though we still haven't elected a female president (apparently the yardstick of equality these days), women are making it in terms of college education (nearly 60% of grads are women), political muscle (53% of 2008 electorate were women), market influence (women control 80% of consumer spending) and employment. It was reported earlier this year that women are close to surpassing men in the work force, while unemployment statistics hover at 5.9% for women vs. a higher 7.2% for men. Just over 49% of nonfarm workers are women, according figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2008. And despite the largely unequal paychecks drawn by Baby Boomers and Gen X, the gap is closing between male and female urban workers in their 20s.

-Forbes
June 3 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF"

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

The 27-year-old singer stunned fans in Manchester by announcing: "What's up, London?"The controversial star was appearing at the city's MEN arena, her only British date outside the capital on her current Circus tour. But some concert-goers were left unimpressed by the mix-up.One mum, who took her 14-year-old daughter to the gig, said: "If she can't tell the difference between London and Manchester what hope has she got? Britney has also been attacked for her decision to lip-synch to pre-recorded backing tracks during the tour, with one-fan adding: "People have paid to see her live, so she should sing live."
Britney, who has launched a comeback after a series of public meltdowns and failed romances, is rumoured to be dating her manager Jason Trawick.

-The Telegraph
June 19 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: HOME DECOR MAG:TEN SEXIEST RUGS, DRAWERS & HANGERS EVER! YES, YES EVER!

Copyright by IVAN

Thursday, June 18, 2009

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton plans to launch a kinder, gentler and more advertiser-friendly new site in the next couple of months. That's the hot gossip from Henry Copeland, founder and CEO of BlogAds.com, which handles operations and ad sales for the wildly popular site PerezHilton.com.Appearing on a panel at the OMMA Publishing conference Wednesday, Copeland was tight-lipped about details of the online offshoot, but indicated that it would feature longer-form content and appeal more to mainstream advertisers who might not be as comfortable with the sensational, salacious coverage that characterizes PerezHilton.com.But Copeland assured that the new property would appeal to the same core audience as the flagship site. "He has this genetic link with 26-year-old women," said Copeland of the "Queen of All Media."

Mediapost
June 18 2009

JOE DALLESANDRO

In February this year, Joe Dallesandro received a Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival for his “achievements as underground film star, gay icon and actor”.While Dallesandro claims to be bisexual, and has a real background of hustling, his homoerotic roles in Andy Warhol’s films seem to be more a product of Warhol’s penchant for the found-object than the actor’s own desire for queer representation. Expanding on his sexuality, Dallesandro explains, “it wasn't that I was sexually attracted to men per se, but you know, if you do something for a while you can acquire a taste for it.” Dallesandro’s ‘queerness’ then seems more a product of circumstance than any genuine identification and investment in non-straight sexuality.

Melbourne Community Voice
June 16 2009

SO MANY PEOPLE...


«So many people have such great bodies today that the sort of lumpy, sit-around -the-house flab that used to be «normal» now looks really bad».

-Andy Warhol

«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

FOR seven of the past eight weeks the front cover of Us Weekly magazine has featured salacious stories about Jon and Kate Gosselin. The Gosselins, who have eight children including sextuplets, are the stars of an obscure American reality-TV programme that briefly became the most watched show on cable. Sensing a surge of interest, other celebrity magazines have piled in with reports of marital disharmony. Even in a recession, tittle-tattle sells.
Buoyed by recession-resistant food, pharmaceutical and shampoo advertisements, gossip magazines have lost fewer advertising pages in the past year than business or news magazines, according to a tally by Mediaweek. The two biggest, People and Us Weekly, each sold more copies last year than they did in 2001. In a world of fragmenting audiences they boast an enormous reach. Fully 43m Americans, about two-thirds of them women, flick through a copy of People each week.

-The Economist
June 17 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE AN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL WILL ASK PARIS HILTON TO TEACH «SEX TAPE & MARKETING 101»

«I NEVER READ, I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed»

-Allen Ginsberg

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

Paris Hilton has said she studied the culture of Dubai to prepare for the Middle East version of her reality show. At the launch of the new edition of her Paris Hilton's My New Best Friend Forever series in Dubai, the 28-year-old said: "I wanted to know everything about this place first because I wanted to make sure everything was OK - I just want to respect everyone here."
The fame-loving Hilton promised to dress conservatively and said her Dubai-based MTV series will be open to women only.
The show's producers insisted there would be no finger pointing or laughing at anybody."I expect to learn a lot here. It's a completely different world," Paris also said. 22 contestants will try their best to become Paris' new BFF in the 20 days she will spend in the Emirates.

Press Association
June 17 2009

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Douglas Coupland.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE BLOGS WILL BE THE NEW PHD THESIS

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

Near the top of the talk, Paglia says, “I come here as an atheist who wishes to defend religion.” With constant references in the ROM lecture and in her work to her Italian Catholic background, Paglia is obviously obsessed with and “fascinated” by religion (now, she says, she worships nature instead of “God”), and stresses the point that divorcing religion (and world history, for that matter) from education and cultural literacy — in the way that’s been happening since the rebellious '60s — is dangerous. “We separate young artists from the traditions of the west.” They won't, and can’t, recognize motifs and stories from the past, including the bible

Eye Weekly
June 17 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

«BEAUTY IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE»

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

What did the elephant say to the naked man? "How do you breathe through something so small?" Despite the fact the elephant was a little confused, most women agree the size of a man's "trunk" is important. More than half the women polled in Sun Media's Great Canadian Female Sex Survey said size does matter.The Sun Media-Leger Marketing survey polled 1,003 Canadian women above the age of 18, and 41% of those women said size matters a little and 13% said size matters a lot.
Women who were dating, under the age of 45 and living in Quebec were more likely to pull out their measuring tape.

«IF WARHOL IS NOT THE AMERICAN DREAM THERE IS NO AMERICAN DREAM» -JOHN WATERS

Commenting on the state of the economy shortly after taking office, President Barack Obama equated the economic downturn with nothing less than "the American Dream in reverse."But what exactly is this elusive American Dream that seems to be slipping away? Vanity Fair writer David Kamp notes that the American Dream is not a static concept. The evolution of this idea is reflected in popular television. In the 1950s, Ralph and Alice Kramden lived in a grubby New York tenement on "The Honeymooners." Just a few years later the American viewing audience could set its sights higher by watching the Cleavers in their modest suburban home on "Leave it to Beaver." By the 1970s, "The Brady Bunch" lived in an even bigger home and could afford a Hawaiian vacation. The families of "Dynasty" and "Dallas" played out their decadent dramas in mansions during the 1980s. All of which led inexorably to the spoiled brats of "Gossip Girl" and "The Hills."

Huffington Post
June 16 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE PRO WRESTLING WILL HAVE ANGELINA & JEN LOOK-ALIKE WRESTLING IN MUD IN BIKINI

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«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

This week Famous points the cheating stick at Victoria Beckham. The 35-year-old is looking thin - no newsflash there - and has pimples on her face. The culprit is not Beckham's diet of watercress and champagne but rather the city of Los Angeles. "LA is making me ugly," Famous declares on behalf of the star.Posh has been there as a virtual single mother ever since David headed off to kick a ball around in Italy and she remained behind with the couple's three sons. A bad move, but the star has refused to stand idly by as the reports of Becks's cheating ways begin to circulate. According to NW, Posh knows she made a big mistake "by leaving him to his own devices in Italy" and is using an arsenal of teensy shorts to lure him back.

WATCHING THE SOAPS




«Watched the soaps and they're all great, handsome guys and good-looking girls and they really know how to kiss»

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
July 4 1985

«THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES»

Britney visit London zoo with her sons.

Next!

«WASTING MONEY PUTS YOU IN A REAL PARTY MOOD»

Guy Laliberté, the billionaire impresario whose troupe will today celebrate its 25th birthday, has announced plans to sue the publishers of an unauthorised biography which depicts him as a bed-hopping scoundrel with an inexhaustible appetite for sex, drugs, and a rock and roll lifestyle.The threat, which sparked a circus of the media variety in Mr Laliberté's native Canada, comes after the influential Montreal news magazine Macleans published a revelatory extract from the muck-raking new book, entitled The Fabulous Story of the Creator of the Cirque du Soleil....During the parties, global business leaders, politicians, and Hollywood stars were entertained by Cirque du Soleil performers, and provided with millions of dollars of fine food and wine. Author Ian Halperin, who quotes dozens of former guests, details heroic displays of debauchery. "Everything you wanted was available at Guy's parties," said Myra Jones, a Milan-based fashion model who attended several of the events. "Drugs, the best music spun by famous DJs flown in from Europe and the USA, and the wildest sex you could ever imagine."

-The Independant
June 16 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»


Artwork By Louise Nevelson

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE STEWARDESS WILL POLE DANCE ON COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS TO ENTERTAIN PASSENGERS

Copyright by IVAN

«MORE THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE JUST WANT STARS»

Paris Hilton has spoken for the first time about her fling with superfit soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.The hotel heiress admitted she is still in touch with the hunky Man United winger after they spent the night together at an LA party last week. She said: “He’s a very nice guy – and an incredible athlete.” Paris, 28, added: “We’re getting to know each other and I have to leave it at that.”Asked if they were dating, she replied coyly: “Cristiano and I are good friends. Very good friends.”

-Mirror
June 14 2009

«THEY ALWAYS HAD GREAT GIRL MODELS BUT NOW THE BOY MODELS ARE JUST AS GOOD“

WARHOL AS THE SHY TALENTED ARTISTIC KID

«My theory is that gay men, unlike lesbians, have an innate, hyper-acute visual sense. It's related to what I have speculated to be the genesis of much (but not all) male homosexuality: an artistic gene that ends up isolating sensitive young boys and interfering at a crucial moment with the harsh dynamics of schoolyard male bonding.»

-Camille Paglia

«MASS ART IS HIGH ART»

Scottsdale, AZ, June 03, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Bumkins Finer Baby Products gives parents and babies a reason to celebrate with its new, exciting license centered around the bright and rhythmic world of Keith Haring.An artist whose work carries a strong message of tolerance with an emphasis on education and the accessibility of art, Keith Haring’s visual language is a natural fit for growing minds and the juvenile products they use. Socially conscious, intelligent and inspiring, Haring’s art freely lends itself to many of the popular products already being created by Bumkins. In fact, one of Haring’s most recognizable symbols, the “radiant baby,” will appear widely in Bumkins new offerings.“The bold lines and curious characters innately delight and surprise babies and toddlers. This imagery when reinforced with the powerful themes and legacy of this significant artist is a perfect visual for kids and parents alike.” states Jakki Liberman, President and Founder of Bumkins Finer Baby Products. The new line of Keith Haring by Bumkins will feature bibs, layette, diaper bags, art smocks and aprons.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG'S ART WILL SELL FOR MORE THAN JASPER JOHN'S ONE

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

Chastity Bono is now Chaz Bono. The 40-year-old writer and activist - and Cher's daughter - came out as a lesbian 20 years ago. However, the confession hid a deeper truth and Bono has decided to fully transition from a woman to a man in order to best reflect who he is as a person. A spokeman said of Chaz' decision: "(he) has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity."

-Banana Guide

HELLO AGAIN




«I saw our Cars video «Hello Again» on MTV. They ran it again and it still looks really good. I can't believe it came out of our place. And I can't believe nobody else had us to do their videos after that».

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
Nov 27 1986

«THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES»

Malawi welcomes Madonna adoption.

Next!

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: WOMAN MAG: FLAT TIRE? GET NAKED STANDING NEXT TO YOUR CAR AND GET A MAN TO FIX IT!

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF"

WOMEN IN REVOLT

The editor of Vogue has accused designers of forcing magazines to hire skinnier models to fit the clothes they make. Alexandra Shulman has taken on the world's top fashion houses claiming the clothes they make have become 'substantially smaller'.She says many of the garments sent out to magazines before photo-shoots are so small they do not even fit the star models.In a strongly-worded letter not intended for publication, she said she had been forced to hire girls 'with jutting bones and no breasts or hips' simply so they could get into the garments.She said Vogue magazine was now regularly retouching photographs to make models look bigger and healthier.«We have now reached a point where many of the sample sizes don't comfortably fit even the established star models,' read the letter, which was sent to the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Prada and Versace.

-Daily Mail
June 13 2009

ART NOW

Found-object art is hardly news. Back in the 1950s, Rauschenberg himself was christened a neo-Dadaist for reinterpreting Duchamp when he started to incorporate junk — most famously, a stuffed goat and an unmade bed — into his “Combines”. Those early works, with their radical juxtaposition of painting and object, made the artist a legend in his own time. In tandem with the flags and targets of Jasper Johns, Rauschenberg’s lover , the Combines wrested art out of the romanticism of abstract expressionism and paved the way for pop art, conceptualism and arte povera. Since then, the art world has moved on. The painting that Rauschenberg rubbished as reactionary has made a knowing, self-conscious comeback; video has hijacked the issues of temporality that obsessed him and his avant-garde peers; new technologies have made explorations of materiality no longer fashionable.

-Businessday
June 12 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

«I LIKE MONEY ON THE WALL»

Film star Brad Pitt was among thousands of VIPs who attended the exclusive opening preview of Art Basel, the contemporary art fair, this week. Sporting a beige cap and Aviator sunglasses, Pitt quickly snapped up “Etappe” (1998), a painting by the Leipzig School artist Neo Rauch, from Zwirner gallery for just under $1m...Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who owns Chelsea football club, was circling Warhol’s “Big Retrospective Painting” (1979), a gigantic silkscreen almost 11m long, featuring Warhol themes such as Marilyn Monroe, Campbell soup cans and colourful flowers. The sole work of art on the Bischofberger stand, the Warhol was tagged at about $74m, a “competitive price”, according to Bruno Bischofberger, who said it would have been “much higher” a year ago. Trade sources indicated that the work had last sold for about $80m four years ago.

-Financial Times
June 13 2009

«THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES»

Britney dating her agent.

Next!

IN THE FUTURE EVERYONE WILL BE FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES

Friday, June 12, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: JEWISH MAG: IS THE WORLD ISLAMOPHOBIA NOW USED IN AS MANY IRRELEVANT SITUATIONS AS THE WORD ANTISEMITISM GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

SALVADOR DALI

"A lot of the great trends in art were things Dali anticipated. He was doing benday dot paintings before Lichtenstein, for example; he was doing shooting paintings before Niki de Saint Phalle; Coca-Cola and Mao before Warhol. There was this definite dialogue; he was the precursor to many things that are now esteemed in contemporary art. Even the merger of mass culture and high art — his Venus de Milo with Drawers from 1936, the Lobster Telephone (1936) — bring in commercial objects and say they are worthy of being high art."(Ted) Gott agrees and says that while Dali was living in the St Regis Hotel in Chelsea (which he did for six months of the year from 1949-79, renting an apartment with a studio) he would regularly hold court in the King Cole Bar downstairs."It basically became Dali's private bar," he says. "That's where he would meet all of these people. Andy Warhol and he became quite good friends; he was visited by (James) Rosenquist, Chuck Close — and a teenage Jeff Koons. Even though the official art world in many ways turned against Dali … at the same time you find this older statesman being appreciated by younger artists yet to make their mark."

-The Age
June 13 2009

«SHOPPING IS MORE AMERICAN THAN THINKING»

Urban Outfitters in the USA are selling a limited edition artist series iPod skins, which includes one featuring the unmistakeably work of Keith Haring.The design is called Five Dancing Figures and features his distinctive colourful dancing characters. Judging by the photographs on the website, the design actually works rather well with the classic iPod. There is also a version available for the iPhone. Both cost $15 (around £10) and can be ordered online from the Urban Outfitters website.

www.retrotogo.com

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE THE HOTTEST TREND WILL BE «SEXUAL SPACE TOURISM»

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«I NEVER READ, I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

A former New York University art student who lists influences such as Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Prince and Madonna in her album credits, Gaga (her name comes from the Queen song Radio Ga Ga) began writing songs for acts such as the Pussycat Dolls. She originally was signed by Def Jam; R&B artist Akon and Interscope's Jimmy Iovine, who signed her after she was dropped, released The Fame. Her unique '80s-esque dance music has been embraced by the gay and hip-hop community alike. "Those are two very different communities, but something they both share is love of celebration," she says. "My relationship with the gay community is long-standing and loyal, and I love them very much. I consider my music to be very gay, and I love that it is gay."As for her hip-hop acceptance, Kanye West is planning a fall tour in which Lady Gaga will co-headline and perform with him».

-USA Today
June 12 2009

«WASTING MONEY PUTS YOU IN A REAL PARTY MOOD»

Yesterday, the Treasury Department released new rules  on how much banks that received TARP money can pay their executives. Among the rules is one that prohibits golden parachutes – defined as any payment to a departing exec simply because the exec is leaving. But an examination of public filings shows that a number of executives at banks that received TARP funds have received large payments just for resigning. It’s unclear if the new rules will apply retroactively.

Huffington Post
June 12 2009

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I am disappointed that my parents didn't give birth to a porn star”

-Rufus Wainwright

Thursday, June 11, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A NEW «MUSEUM OF FLEETING FAME» WILL OPEN WITH WAX SCULPTURES OF WILLIAM HUNG, THE OCTOMOM ETC

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YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«EVERYONE MUST HAVE A FANTASY»

They say Lady Gaga’s staying power mostly consists of her ability to always come up with something that is both new and stunning for one reason or another. Following the waves the singer created with the release of her artsy and shocking “Paparazzi” video, she is now back riding the wave of fame – and controversy – with a remix of her new single “Love Game” featuring vocals from none other than shock rocker Marilyn Manson. The two, as unlikely a pair as they might seem at first sight, harbor a deep admiration and respect for each other’s work, which they did not fail to make public in past interviews. As early as 2008, Gaga was speaking about her biggest dream to that date, that of getting up on stage with Manson for a duet, or at least having the pleasure of recording one such track with him. Now she got to see her dream come true, as Manson lent his voice for “Love Game” – and what came out is nothing short of an awesome and unique remix, fans are saying on dedicated forums.

-Softpedia
June 10 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE PLASTIC SURGEONS WILL BUY ADVERTISING IN XXX MOVIES

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«PERSONNALY I LOVED PORNO AND I BOUGHT LOTS OF IT ALL THE TIME"

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

“We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.”

-Voltaire.

FAME IN THE 21st CENTURY

Let’s be honest: the deification and then vilification of Boyle were both carried out by the public - a public increasingly keen on mass bullying. The internet has changed everything and that includes the nature of fame. Unfortunately, those who wish to be famous haven’t quite picked up on this: they still believe that only a couple of mean gossip columnists and intrusive photographers can harm or upset them: tomorrow’s chip wrappers.Actually, no: not any more. Even our nastiest tabloids’ most vitriolic bile is a caress compared with the stuff that exists online. As for chip wrappers: on the internet, the insults, the abuse, the obscenities are there, a mouse-click away, for eternity... Social networking sites were awash with otherwise apparently nice people making incredibly personal remarks about her appearance and less nice people making unfunny jokes about the kind of sex (brutal, humiliating) that would best suit the virgin Boyle.

The Times
June 7 2009

STRAIGHT GUYS IS THE NEW GAY

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE EVERYONE WILL BE GORGEOUS FOR 15 MINUTES

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: YOU'RE A STAR

Now all the biggest stars of pop culture are female: Madonna, Beyonce, Britney, Lady GaGa, Kyle. Normal. We live in a 15 year old girl culture. Teenage girls can relate to them and imitate their behaviour, straight guys can find them attractive and gay guys can dance on their songs. They only way you can be a male star in pop music now is to do harmless Boy's Band stuff for tweens.

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«WASTING MONEY PUTS YOU IN A REAL PARTY MOOD»

WASHINGTON — Nearly three months after American International Group bonuses provoked an angry reaction in Congress, the Obama administration is ready to issue new regulations limiting the compensation of top executives at financial institutions that have received government rescue funds.The regulations, expected as early as Wednesday, would apply to the most highly compensated employees at financial firms that obtained infusions from the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program.While 10 of the nation's largest banks got permission to pay back their share of the money, executives at several other high profile firms would still fall under the new restrictions, including Citigroup, Bank of America, the American International Group, Chrysler and General Motors.

-Huffington Post
June 10 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A JEWISH WRITER WILL ASK: IS THE DEATH OF OLD MEDIA GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

“I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE BUGGED ALL THE TIME...BUGGED AND PHOTOGRAPHED”

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE MARKETERS WILL SUGGEST TO ADAM LAMBERT TO LAUNCH A GLAM ROCK THEMED SEX TAPE

Copyright by IVAN

«THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES»

Britney Spears topless photos surface.

Next!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF"

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

World-famous Paris Hilton knows a thing or two about stepping in front of cameras, so when "Extra" prompted the heiress to give Susan Boyle advice for paparazzi shots, she jumped at the chance! "I think Susan has an amazing voice, but she needs to work on the pose," Paris says of the "Britain's Got Talent" star. "I think she should come up with something new... since she's such a huge celebrity now... I suggest getting a stylist. She could look really hot if she just wore some pretty dresses."

ExtraTV
June 9 2009

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.»

-Mark Twain

Monday, June 08, 2009

HOW TO PAINT



During this morning I went down to the Seagram's building for that «How to paint» video thing that the computer company Commodore wants me to be a spokesman for. And I guess I got the job. I was afraid that they were going to put a spotlight on me and have me draw in front of 700 people but it was Ok.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
June 14 1985

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE FASHION DESIGNERS WILL CREATE «HO COUTURE» & «HOOKER CHIC» COLLECTIONS

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«GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART»

June 9 (Bloomberg) -- Prices of work by artists such as Andy Warhol are being trimmed at this year’s Art Basel as dealers aim to beat the biggest slump in the market since 1991.The Swiss-based art fair, the world’s largest, opens to VIP visitors today and will feature almost 300 international galleries showing more than 2,500 artists.“The idea of bringing a lot of expensive pieces to Basel and just flogging them isn’t going to work this year,” Adam Sheffer, a director at the New York dealers Cheim & Read, said in an interview. “There are fewer buyers around and they’re looking for bargains.”

YOUTH WITHOUT COCKINESS IS NO YOUTH AT ALL

«I JUST READ EVERYTHING»

The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop is the most renowned creative-writing program in the world. Sixteen Pulitzer Prize winners and three recent Poet Laureates are graduates of the program. But the school’s official position is that the school had nothing to do with it. “The fact that the Workshop can claim as alumni nationally and internationally prominent poets, novelists, and short story writers is, we believe, more the result of what they brought here than of what they gained from us,” the Iowa Web site explains. Iowa merely admits people who are really good at writing; it puts them up for two years; and then, like the Wizard of Oz, it gives them a diploma. “We continue to look for the most promising talent in the country,” the school says, “in our conviction that writing cannot be taught but that writers can be encouraged.”

“A nice conviction if you can afford it” might be the response of faculty working in less prestigious programs, and not everyone who teaches creative writing agrees about the irrelevance of the job. Some writers do seem to make it a matter of principle to bite the hand that writes the checks. Allen Tate, the poet and critic, complained that “the academically certified Creative Writer goes out to teach Creative Writing, and produces other Creative Writers who are not writers, but who produce still other Creative Writers who are not writers.” Tate ran the creative-writing program at Princeton, where John Berryman was a colleague. Kay Boyle once published a piece arguing that “all creative-writing programs ought to be abolished by law.” She taught creative writing for sixteen years at San Francisco State.

New Yorker
June 1 2009

«THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LOVES «RIGHT NOW» LIKE AMERICA DOES»

Paris Hilton denies naked party rumors.

-Next!

«I LIKE EVERYBODY'S ART»

Artwork by Jeong Hwa Choi

WOMEN IN REVOLT

“I’m not a feminist, no,” most women will say — accompanied by an exquisitely pained face, as if you’d just asked them if they’d put on weight. When I was younger and angrier, when women told me that they weren’t feminists, I used to say sarcastically : “So, you don’t want the vote, then?”

-The Times
June 8 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:WOMAN MAG: HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR EXPRESSION LINES WHEN YOUR MAN TELL YOU HE WANTS A DIVORCE!

Copyright by IVAN

MODELING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes. »

-Yves St-Laurent

READING ABOUT ART NOW IS ABOUT MONEY ALL THE TIME- SO....

«Oh, and I've been watching the new Joan Rivers show a few times and it's about sex all the time-so boring».

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
Jan 6 1987

«I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART»

«I LIKE BORING THINGS»

There is a lot of hyperbole in fashion (absolutely definitely more than there is in any other industry you can possibly dream of, ever), but hyperbole is the province of the low-ranking fashion person. The further up the ranks you climb, the more subdued your language becomes. At a certain point, you become too grand to enthuse. Ultimately you'll be too grand to even speak. From then on you communicate only through ironically arched eyebrows, displeased huffs and impatient snorts. No one's gonna be able to read much in your eyes, because they'll be cold, flinty and glazed, as if you're quite, quite bored - by everything and everybody.

-The Observer
June 7 2009

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: DUMB & DUMBER

The best advantage of intelligent people over dumb ones is that they can understand the pleasure of acting dumb.

SO MANY PEOPLE...


«So many people have such great bodies today that the sort of lumpy, sit-around -the-house flab that used to be «normal» now looks really bad».

-Andy Warhol

LE PLUS GRAND POINT COMMUN ENTRE LADY GAGA & MADONNA

Entre la star qui trône au sommet depuis 25 ans et la nouvelle qui y aspire le point commun le plus souvent oublié est celui de leur influence artistique passée . À plusieurs reprises Lady GaGa a exprimé comment une certaine esthétique et conception de l'art propre à la Factory de Warhol inspirait son travail. De même en est-il de Madonna elle-même issu de milieu de l'art et du East Village New-Yorkais des années 1980's alors que le Hip Hop baptisé depuis «Old School» commençait à émerger en force et que Basquiat et Haring étaient alors on ne peut plus dans la mouvance Warhol.

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: IN THE FUTURE OLYMPIC ATHLETES WILL ONCE AGAIN COMPETE IN THE NUDE TO HONOR THE ANCIENT GREECE TRADITION

Sunday, June 07, 2009

MARK SIMPSON ON WARHOL AND THE ATHLETE QUESTION

I asked writer and journalist Mark Simpson father of Metrosexual and Sporno about Warhol predicting that athletes were going to be the new media stars, bigger and more beautiful than rock stars.


«It’s extremely annoying to find that Mr Warhol has been there first – yet again. Beckham of course became bigger than Elvis – or the Beatles – back in the early Noughties. I suppose that the best thing about sports stars today is that they’re really just very fit, very expensive bodies made available for our widescreen pleasure, without having to listen to them sing or even talk much as we did with rock stars.  Sports stars don’t have to pretend to be creative or interesting – they just have to move.  So we don’t have to pretend to be interested in their depth.  And when they stop moving Mr Armani can take a photograph of them with their legs open, which is also nice.»
 

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

What’s happening in this recession is unprecedented,” said Mark Perry, an economist at the University of Michigan. “It’s structurally different because the job losses are so concentrated among men.”Blue-collar jobs in manufacturing and construction are haemorrhaging while white-collar work in increasingly female-dominated, often publicly funded fields, such as education and health, are holding steady or growing.The vulnerability of men in the workplace has been compounded by a revolution in education, with women gaining 60% of all college degrees. According to Christina Hoff Sommers, author of The War Against Boys, women are forging ahead in the knowledge-based economy, turning feminist theories of female victimisation on their head. There is a “myth of the fragile girl”, she wrote in 2000, but “boys are more likely to cheat on tests, wind up in detention or drop out of school”. Nearly a decade later, those boys have grown up and are floundering in the job market.

Times
June 7 2009

«I LIKE TO WORK WHEN I'M NOT WORKING»

«When I don't work I go crazy»

Lady GaGa

Saturday, June 06, 2009

«I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD LOVE EVERYBODY»

POST WARHOL PREDICTION: CELEB MAG:SHOCKING! BRAD THREATEN ANGELINA:« I WANT JENNIFER IN A HOT THREESOME WITH US OR I LEAVE WITH THE KIDS!

PHILOSOPHY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: PERFECT 10

Hot guys & girls are easier to sleep with than average ones because they don't ask you to convince them than they are actually attractive. They know it.

“MUSCLES ARE GREAT:EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE THAT THEY CAN SHOW OFF"

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

Police have issued a warning about a man pretending to be a model scout in Sydney's Northern Beaches.Last month the man approached a 19-year-old man at Manly, saying he owned a male modelling agency and invited him for an interview at his office the next day.Police say the young man was asked to take his clothes off at the interview.The older man also took the applicant to a tailor and paid for his measurements to be taken.He later told the young man he had been successful -- but there was no further contact.

-ABC NEWS
June 6 2009

GOOD OLD CATHOLIC BOY

«Went to the Trump Tower and laid out a stack of Interview and watched people take them for free. A lady was shaking when she asked me for an autograph and she said «God bless you» and I hope she's right.

-The Andy Warhol Diaries
July 4 1985

«FOOTBALL GAMES ARE REALLY THE BEST PLACES TO MEET MACHO GUYS»

WARHOLIAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

«From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it.»

-Bette Davis

«IT'S CALLED GOSSIP AND OF COURSE IT'S AN OBSESSION OF MINE»

Pet Shop Boys have just unloaded their next batch of tour dates, which this time finally include a trek over to North America. Kicking things off in Montreal on August 29, the synth-pop trailblazers will begin a month-long journey across the continent, hitting up several U.S. cities, but only one more Canadian one: Vancouver. The dates come as the duo bask in their fair share of props for their latest album, Yes, which has become their highest-charting release since 1993’s Very. Perhaps due to this sudden return to more successful waters, Pet Shop Boys have dubbed this string of dates the “Pandemonium” tour, which will reportedly feature a bit of a greatest-hits set and tracks off the new record.

-Exclaim

Friday, June 05, 2009

«I NEVER READ, I JUST LOOK AT PICTURES»

TINA BROWN

Miss Brown became famous for, effectively, inventing the celebrity culture when she took over Vanity Fair in 1984. She now seems slightly to regret this, saying “the monster was let out of the box”. And she certainly doesn’t feel it’s relevant to America today. “Oh, God, I was bored with celebrity culture at Vanity Fair, which was why I left to go to The New Yorker,” she says.“I think a magazine editor tries to reflect and define the times they are living in. The rise of celebrity culture was what was happening in America just then. Our magazine chronicled and defined it. I don’t think it’s interesting now.”This brings her on to her great interest of the moment, politics. “The biggest celebrity in America today is the President of the United States; and just by that being true it defines a new interest in politics. That’s where the zeitgeist is in America today. It’s in Washington, not in Hollywood.”

-The Telegraph
June 2 2009

POST WARHOL PREDICTION:IN THE FUTURE A JEWISH MAGAZINE WILL WRITE:IS THE ECONOMIC & POLITICAL RISE OF NON-WHITE PEOPLE WORLDWIDE GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

«MY FAVORITE THING TO BUY IS UNDERWEAR»

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