June 16, 2003 |
If anything can burn off June gloom and kick off the biggest blitz of summer tours in years, it's the musical mishmash known as the KROQ Weenie Roast. As always, the annual gathering, held Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, assembled the radio station's current flavors of the month, old faves and soon-to-be-craved, not to mention obligatory surprise guests.
February 18, 2007 |
THE Rodeo Drive Walk of Style tribute to Donatella Versace, held next to the Beverly Hills City Hall Feb. 8, felt like a Friars roast. 1. Eva Longoria, right, and Penelope Cruz loved the video of "SNL's" Maya Rudolph as the diminutive design dominatrix. 2. Sharon Stone, right, mocked Donatella's husky voice to auction off a Versace Lamborghini for Elton John's AIDS Foundation: "This car is so sexy. It's the Viagra of the future." 3.
March 7, 2010 |
Part 2 in a series of occasional articles. In the music video for Lady Gaga's hit single "Bad Romance," the pop diva vamps across several nightmarish tableaux wearing a variety of barely there lingerie get-ups. The flashy clip caused a sensation when it debuted in November and has racked up 85 million views on YouTube. But perhaps its most striking aspect is the unabashed product placement -- conspicuous visual shout-outs to Nemiroff vodka, Nintendo Wii, Burberry and other brands.