The 44th season of 'Saturday Night Live' is officially past its midway point, and critics aren't impressed. Seasoned actor Don Cheadle, who hosted the Feb. 16 show, appeared in every sketch of the night, excluding the cold open in an effort to energize the material. But critics are saying lackluster writing may have failed to showcase his or the other cast members' talent.A sketch called Bar Fight" was a highlight between Cheadle and cast member Beck Bennett that ended with a musical number.And Cheadle's self-aware monologue was also a highlight, proving to be a little more fine-tuned and traditionally funny than some of the other hosts from this season. Cheadle also got some recognition on social media during the show for some of his subtle political statements. At one point he wore a "Protect Trans Kids" T-shirt, but never addressed it directly. The episode's musical guest was blues musician Gary Clark Jr., who played "This Land" from his latest project which will be … [Read more...] about Don Cheadle hosts ‘SNL’ with musical guest Gary Clark Jr.
Although the overall vibe of Rosie Assoulin’s fall and winter 2019 presentation was casual (wide-legged pants with a built-in overskirt and dresses with bra-and-corset details), the designer, whose red-carpet dressing credits include Tessa Thompson, Mandy Moore, Danai Gurira and Yara Shahidi, served up a couple of stunners, including a white-and-lilac color-blocked silk faille ballgown with a bow-like ruffle between the shoulder blades (with a smaller contrast bow right below it) and semicircle train that made it just as beautiful to behold from the back. And that’s no small consideration if you’re the one headed to the stage to collect your just-won award in front of an all-eyes-on-you, star-packed Dolby Theatre. … [Read more...] about New York Fashion Week: 10 runway looks we would like to see on the Oscars red carpet
Jacobs’ traditional fashion-week-closing show took place, as it always does, in the cavernous Park Avenue Armory. This time, though, the drastically pared-back number of guests occupied only a postage-stamp-sized space, the rest of the interior disappearing into the inky darkness, with the show’s musical accompaniment (the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing Bryce Dessner’s “Aheym”) positioned off in the distance. The feeling of loneliness was furthered by the way the show was lit — with a spotlight that focused tightly on each look as it came down the runway, and, thanks to a mirror-like coating on the floor cast the silhouette of each model up toward the ceiling of the Armory, where they fluttered like shadow angels. … [Read more...] about Review: Marc Jacobs spotlights the wistful, lonely beauty of the fallen angel
One of Center City's most charming restaurants is planning a second location at Philadelphia International Airport. Bud & Marilyn's, the retro-style bar at 13th & Locust Streets, announced Friday that they will team up again ROHE Creative to design the full-service outpost at the airport. The original bar, another collaboration between Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran (Barbuzzo, Lolita, Verde, Little Nonna's and more), opened in the Gayborhood in 2015. Its warm ambiance and collection of vintage decorations made it an instantly comfortable addition to the Midwest duo's group of restaurants. The menu at Bud & Marilyn's offers hearty shareables (think buttermilk pretzel rolls and smoked chedder pierogis) to salads, steak, grilled and fried chicken, pork chop and salmon. A Moscow Mule or a Hemingway Daiquiri may be exactly what travelers need before they jump on a flight. The cocktail list is full of new and old-fashioned options. A timeline for the project was not … [Read more...] about Bud & Marilyn’s reveals plan for second location at Philadelphia airport
If you haven’t caught the mesmerizing trainwreck that was Fyre Festival as captured by Netflix's documentary “FYRE” and Hulu’s documentary, "Fyre Fraud," well, you may get another opportunity to check it out in person. Ja Rule suggested to TMZ that another Fyre Festival may actually be a good idea.Rule isn’t ashamed of what happened with the first Fyre festival, which had been touted as a luxury musical festival but flopped miserably . “I’m not ashamed of Fyre at all because man, the idea, it was brilliant," Rule said. "It was f**king beyond brilliant. It was amazing, but it wasn’t what I dreamed it of being, and what I envisioned of it being, and what I wanted it to be. It wasn’t done properly.” He then added, “It’s not fun to me, it’s heartbreaking to me. It’s something that I wanted to be special and amazing, it didn’t turn out that way. In the midst of chaos, there’s opportunity. It is … [Read more...] about Apparently Fyre Festival 2.0 might happen, Ja Rule says