One of DiC's husbands (whom both DivaJulia and I agree on) is celebrating a birthday. Director David Fincher is turning the big 5-0 and I thought we'd highlight some of his impressive work.
Known for being behind the camera for films like 'Seven,' 'Fight Club' and 'The Social Network,' which earned him a Golden Globe and Bafta for Best Director, he started out his career doing music videos. His first was Jermane Stewart's "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" all the way back in 1986.
A couple of years later, David would work with Madonna for the first time with "Express Yourself," inspired by Fritz Lang's 1927 silent epic 'Metropolis.'
The two would work together again for "Vogue" and "Oh Father." I wonder if he would ever put her in one of his movies.
It seems 1990 was possibly his biggest video year ever, with "Vogue," Aerosmith's "Janie's Got A Gun, " Billy Idol's "Cradle Of Love" and Don Henley's "End of the Innocence" dominating that year's MTV Video Music Awards in nominations and wins.
George Michael's "Freedom! '90" featuring Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and a number of other Supermodels was nominated for Best Direction, Cinematography and Editing at the 1991 VMAs. Oh, yeah.
As the 90s went on and Fincher focused more on movies and commercials; he directed fewer videos, but there were some standout clips like The Rolling Stone's "Love Is Strong" featuring the band and some gigantic models stomping all over NYC. His last was Nine Inch Nails' "Only", and of course he and Trent Reznor would later work together again when Finchy asked El Rez to score 'The Social Network' and 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.'
How about some Bonus Brad Pitt, because we all know Brad is David's favorite!
Lest we forget, the epically creepy and dank opening and closing sequences in the brilliant film Se7en with Nine Inch Nails AND David Bowie. This film is like a warm blanket on a cold night...that may just electrocute us if we're not careful. Oh, but the prickly fun of it all...Closer Remixed and The Heart's Filthy Lesson, respectively set the tone, and then leave us in a heap on the basement floor. Begging. For. More.
Oh, and one more thing...
What's in the BOX?
Written by: Brittani
Just when we thought Elton John could be ANY bitchier, he out-bitches himself. Luckily for us, his rage always seems directed toward Madonna. So, here we go again.
During an interview with an Australian TV chat show which aired on Sunday night, the Bitter Queen Bitch was quite vocal about the other Bitter Queen Bitch, addressing Madonna's latest MDMA tour:
“Why is she such a nightmare? Her career is over, I can tell you that. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger c***.”
He continued, “If Madonna had any common sense, she would have made a record like Ray of Light, stayed away from the dance stuff, and just been a great pop singer and made great pop records, which she does brilliantly. But no, she had to prove that she was like…” There, Elton trailed off, but then continued, “And she looks like a f***ing fairground stripper.” He also complained, “She’s been so horrible to Gaga” — referring to Lady Gaga, who’s godmother to Elton’s son Zachary.
Like any gal struggling with the fact that she's aging, Madonna is still fighting the good battle, I suppose. I can't deny how gorgeous she looks (
I want her hair and make-up people on-call 24/7) in her latest video, Turn Up the Radio. The clip was shot in and around my beloved Florence, Italy, when it wasn't being shot with a giant green screen in a studio somewhere. (C'mon. We can TELL!)
The song itself is just meh...but I do love seeing Madonna picking up stray hookers in Italia. Wait. Do I? I don't even know anymore.
What do you guys think?
Photo: THR via Twitter
Raise your hand if you're shocked. Actually though, wait. Madonna is said to be quite strict with her kids (no TV, blah blah blah), so I don't know how to feel about this photo that Lola posted--and quickly removed from Twitter. I'm kind of surprised that Rocco and Lola are on tour with their mum; but that means she can "keep a watchful eye" on them while she's on the road, right? But maybe they should be in some kind of rigid boarding school with a staff to watch over the kids? GAAAAH! Madonna! Stop confusing me and your children!
Anyway. The cone bra doesn't fall far from the lingerie drawer, does it?
There's been a lot of back and forth between pop divas Madonna and Lady Gaga, with Madge throwing the hardest punches. For her latest MDNA tour, Madonna added Gaga's hit "Born This Way" into a mash-up of her song "Express Yourself," which she and many of her fans saw as a ripoff of EY. Gaga took some time during a show for her Born This Way Ball in New Zealand to address her detractors.
"That doesn't make me feel good at all," Gaga said of tearing others down. "That just makes me feel like I'm not a good human being ... I don't even want to fight back because it's more important to me to keep writing music. Because that's really all I care about, is the music ... things are really different than they were 25 years ago, and that's what makes 'Born This Way' so relevant for me. We're socially in a different place and it's OK, we don't have to all slice and hate each other anymore."
She didn't say Madonna's name, but we know who she was aiming that at. While the 53-year old was flashing her boobs, Gaga suffered a concussion at her concert Sunday night. While performing "Judas," one of her dancers accidentally hit her when removing a pole from the stage setup. She grabbed her head for a moment but kept right on singing. So, point Gaga for this round.
[Editor's Note: DivaJulia thinks Gaga's passive-aggressive "25 years ago" shade was HILARIOUS.]
Written by: Brittani