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Kiddie – fest your eyes on the world premiere of Christina Aguilera’s new music video for Not Myself Tonight. The video was directed by Hype Williams.

Not Myself Tonight is off Aguilera’s upcoming album – Bionic – which drops Tuesday, June 8.

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Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox star in director Jimmy Hayward’s Jonah Hex which is based on John Albano and Tony Dezuniga’s DC Comics series. Enjoy Jonah Hex trailer below and the film hits theaters on Friday, June 18.

Synopsis: Jonah Hex is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort, a tough and stoic gunslinger who can track down anyone… and anything. Having survived death, Jonah’s violent history is steeped in myth and legend, and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the “other side.” His only human connection is with Lila, whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. Jonah’s past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can’t refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull. But Turnbull, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash Hell, is also Jonah’s oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead.

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Photographer Ejen Chuang’s appropriately titled book Cosplay In America will have its highly-anticipated launch party at Royal/T on Sunday, May 23 at 12:00 [noon] til 5:00pm. Royal/T is a collision of café, shop and art space “presented in stunning fusion. An eclectic mix of retail and contemporary art reimagined in the surrounds of LA’s first Japanese-style cosplay café.”

Royal/T is rooted at 8910 Washington Boulevard in Culver City, California [90232-2326] @ 310.559.6300.


Ejen Chuang

The Royal/T‘s café and shop operate daily @ 10:00am to 5:00pm and 10:00am to 6:00pm, respectively. To see Cosplay In America book deets, visit CosplayInAmerica.com.

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The artists and scenestars – Legacy, Uncle Murda, Ben J., DJ Clue, Maino, Waka Flocka, James [Bimmy] Antney, Uncle Murda, Draft Pickz and Fat Joe – of New York City came out to celebrate DJ Prostyle’s birthday thrown by P. Diddy at B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill. The party went from ten-at-night til four-in-the-morning.


Nunez @ WireImage

The 21 and over bash was rooted at 243 West 42nd Street in New York, New York [10036] @ 212.997.4144.

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Vid-er Romain Gavras directs songstress M.I.A. [Maya Arulpragasam]’s new music video – Born Free – which’ll be part of her upcoming June 29 [release] album on N.E.E.T. and Interscope. In the meantime, enjoy the not-safe-for-work Born Free shortfilm-slash-video below.

The June 29 album’s tracklist – The Message, Born Free, Meds and Feds, Lovealot, Tequilla, It Is What It Is, XXXO, Tell Me Why, Story Told and Space – were listed @ twitter.com/_M_I_A_. The music video was shot by André Chemetoff and produced by Mourad Belkeddar.

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The motor-giant Audi sponsors Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella with Orlando Bloom, Zoe Salmon, Will Young, James Purefoy, Bryan Ferry, Colin Salmon, Brendan Cole and Zoe Hobbs in atendance at Royal Opera House in London, England. “Ashton’s ballet draws together a wealth of wonderfully drawn characters, portrayed against the evocative themes and colours of Sergey Prokofiev’s great orchestral score.


JAB Promotions

Cinderella is conducted by Barry Wordsworth and Pavel Sorokin with casts Alina Cojocaru, Yuhui Choe, Miyako Yoshida, Marianela Nuñez, Roberta Marquez, Sarah Lamb, Tamara Rojo, Rupert Pennefather, Sergei Polunin, Steven McRae, Thiago Soares, Ivan Putrov, David Makhateli, Philip Mosley, Alastair Marriott, Jonathan Howells, Wayne Sleep, Luke Heydon and Gary Avis. Royal Opera House is located at Covent Garden in London [WC2E 9DD] @ 020.7240.1200 [Switchboard] and 020.7304.4000 [Box Office] and tix are available @ ROH.Org.UK.

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Music vid-er Isaiah Seret directs Devendra Banhart, Joel Virgil, Isabelle Albuquerque & Jon Beasley [Hecuba], Jolieba Jackson and Lady Tigra in Devendra Banhart’s new music video – Foolin’. Enjoy the man-on-man-S&M’ing w/ whips-&-chains.


Devendra Banhart

To see Isaiah Seret, Alistair Legrand, Ben Barnes, Benjamin Kutsko, Börkur, Eli Stonberg, Heath Ledger, Manderson, Matt Amato, Raúl B Fernández, Tristan Bayer’s catalog, visit The Masses and Dublab.

Devendra Banhart’s What Will We Be album including Foolin’ and thirteen other tracks are available now.

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Today, I had an opportunity to oogle and snap exclusive pix of a new exhibit – Rooms – by artists Adam Wallacavage, Dueling VHS [Hank Cherry, Jeremy Hoar & Larry Langton], Rocky Grimes, Chris Stain & Billy Mode, Bill Daniel, Justin Van Hoy, Dan Monick & Caitlin Reilly and Kime Buzzelli at Scion Installaion L[os] A[ngeles]. It was my first foray into Scion space and was definitely impress by the work-in-progress of Rooms with curator Roger Gastman.

Rooms looks to be a kick-arse installation — that’s-not-be-missed. The opening reception blasts off [tomorrow] on Saturday, April 24 @ 7:00pm to 10:00pm and remains on view until Saturday, May 15.

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Scion Installaion Los Angeles Gallery is located at 3521 Helms Avenue [@ National] in Culver City, California [90232] @ 310.815.8840.

Thanks to Edith MonDragon [Assistant Project Manager] & Evan Cerasoli [Sr. Vice President] @ Beyond Marketing Group, Lucy Beer [Digital Marketing & Strategy] @ Elemental Consulting, Roger Gastman [Founder & Creative Director] @ R.Rock Enterprises and Scion for the invitation.

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The Oprah Winfrey Show revealed the new trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and announced that Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will be on Oprah on Thursday, May 13. So enjoy the two-minutes teaser trailer below –

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits theaters on Friday, June 30.

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The über-curators of Roberts & Tilton and Yael Lipschutz are showcasing a kick-arse exhibition by auteur Barbara McCullough titled Shopping Bag Spirits & Freeway Fetishes: Reflections On Ritual Space. The opening reception will occur on Saturday, May 22 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm and remain on view [w/ artist Ellen De Meutter’s Writings On The Wall] until Saturday, July 3. Filmmaker Barbara McCullough will screen the 60-minutes 1979 documentary pertaining to the role of ritual in art with commentaries by David Hammons, Senga Nengudi and Betye Saar.


Roberts & Tilton

Shopping Bag Spirits and Freeway Fetishes: Reflections on Ritual Space will be screened on a loop on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Roberts & Tilton is rooted at 5801 Washington Boulevard in Culver City, California [90232] @ 323.549.0223.

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