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Pittsburgh in Film and TV – Tidbits

13 Feb

Currently, I Am Number Four is coming out in theaters. It was filmed in Pittsburgh and stars  newcomer heartthrob Alex Pettyfer along with the beautiful Dianna Agron (of GLEE fame.)

“Locke and Key” recently began shooting. This new FOX series includes Jesse McCartney in its cast. The pilot began filming last week.

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” will be being shot in Pittsburgh and stars Harry Potter’s Emma Watson.

Rumors also recently circulated that Mischa Barton (the O.C.) was in town over the holidays shooting a flick.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Taylor Lautner’s “Abduction” this September among others. Click here for the Pittsburgh Film Office Filmography.

Wiz Khalifa Taking Over!

13 Feb

It seems that  Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa is having his name dropped in almost every other issue of Entertainment Weekly that I receive.

This week, (the 2.18.11 issue) on page 76 he gives Pittsburgh, and the Steelers, a “black-and-yellow” shout-out.  (Despite the debate on whether or not the song  has anything to do  or should have anything to do with the Steelers.)  In previous issues he’s been touted as who to watch, and the hottest up-and-coming artist in the rap game. (His name was first mentioned in the esteemed mag back in 2009.)

It is no surprise – Khalifa is getting press everywhere. He recently appeared on the George Lopez Tonight Show and the BET 106 and Park show. (with  my friend, DJ Bonics, nonetheless!)

HIs fans include the likes of Snoop Dogg and more. Keep your eye (and ears!) on this Pittsburgh phenom as he continues to make his name in the world of rap.

Khalifa’s album, “Rolling Papers” is due to hit stores – and iTunes – on March 29th. Just a couple of days ago, he tweeted a link to his next single, “Taylor Gang.” Last year, he was the winner of the MTV News Hottest Breakthrough MC contest and is currently on tour nationwide.

Stop! Grammy-time!

13 Feb

Tonight marks the 53rd annual Grammy Awards show!

I, for one, am excited. I’m anxious to see all of the fashions, performances, and, of course, to find out who won what.

There’s rumors of a Britney cameo, and the ever-present question: What Will Gaga Wear?

Who will “clean house” this year? Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, and Lady Gaga are all up for many awards. Justin Bieber is nominated for Best New Artist – will he take home the coveted award? And what will joan Rivers have to say about all of the fashion choices?

Let’s hope that the night provides lots of entertainment and, as always, maybe a couple of surprises.

Who are you rooting for?

 

Lindsay Lohan: A Fashionista’s Day In Court

13 Feb

Maybe we’re all just immune to hearing about Lindsay Lohan’s legal woes, but lately media reports have seemed to have their priorities out-of-order. Intead of talking about this damaged girl’s audacious behavior and her derailing off the road to redemption, everyone and their brother seems focused on the (admittedly hot) white dress that she wore in court.

Sure, she is being charged with stealing a $2,500 necklace. But the focus is on the (now sold-out natiowide) $575 Kimberley Ovitz white mini-dress and $320 Chanel sunglasses that she wore to court.

Was the skintight white dress inappropriate? Or, was she trying to ooze innocence and class?

Whatever. Once a Lohan, always a Lohan – at least she looked fabulous, and knows how to make an entrace…appropraite or not.