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Lana Del Rey’s 10-Minutes of Crazy – ‘Ride’

Lana – In Pursuit of Happiness and Freedom

 

I have a lot of odd little feelings watching Lana Del Rey’s mini opus, “Ride”.   Nothing terribly earth-shattering, more like the silly practicality of what is laid out before the viewer.

Go on, now. Watch Lana as she cavorts with bikers, takes the ho stro’ while drinking orange soda, bends over both a balcony and a pinball machine, and moan-sings with the red drapes behind her as if she’s a character in a David Lynch film…then we’ll talk.

 

 

So.  I know I shouldn’t be so GOTdamn sensible all the time. It’s a hassle, really, and makes me feel old and wet blanket-y, but I couldn’t turn OFF my internal HEY, HOW’D SHE PAY FOR THAT?” Sensible Voice during Lana’s mournful drone for “Freedom” with a capital F.

 

 

Why shouldn’t we be allowed to wander the streets without a “real job“?  Don’t you wanna just hang with some bikers for a few weeks at a sketch motel in Albuquerque? Because I do.   But how’mmuh gonna pay to get my stiletto nails did? Tire swings leave nasty black marks on your shorts and legs, you know. Wait.  My hair is flying in the breeeeze. I have no idea how it got this clean, gorgeous and curly, do you?  Look at that pretty fire. Where’s my pimp daddy?  Can I play with that gun? Am I the only one who doesn’t stink around here? Seriously. My hair has never looked more lovely.  Dancing, laughing and crying with my bikers. Aren’t we supposed to be wearing helmets? I was always an unusual girl. Am I no longer an idealistic dreamer?  Derrrp, you’re OLD now.

So when did the voice of UN-reason sound so enticing? Because it always has…we just stopped listening.  I think I should watch Ride one more time–and this time just let the images wash over me.

Thanks for letting me dream for 10 minutes, Lana.

 

2011 Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet – Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez

2011 Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet – Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez

Selena and Justin (I'm digging her dress, actually.) Photo: WireImage

Photo: WireImage

While it wasn’t the Oscars, the stars that came to the TCAs this year showed off a bit of style.

Besties, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez

Photos: GettyImages

Big winner Selena Gomez rocked a mini dress with train, while newly svelte Raven Symone wore platforms with harem knee pants. Not something I could ever wear, but she pulls it off.

Some fashion misses were Jason Derulo‘s bronze suit, Tyra Banks looking like an X-Men reject and ‘Glee’s Cory Monteith looking like a wrinkled mess.

Blake Lively was lovely, as was Zoe Saldana. Take a look!


 

2011 Teen Choice Awards, Winners – Full List

 

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift were the big winners at last night’s ‘Teen Choice Awards‘. No other “awards” show could make me feel so old. Gomez earned three surfboards Choice Actress, Hottie Female (yes, that was a real category) and Choice Music Group with her band, The Scene.

Selena and The Scene

Her boyfriend, Justin Bieber received his award from friend Sean Kingston.  “Jesus loves every one of you,” Bieber said, pointing at the crowd. I doubt it, but here’s a list of the rest of the winners!

MOVIES

Choice Movie of the Summer
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Choice Movie — Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Choice Movie Actor — Romantic Comedy
Ashton Kutcher, No Strings Attached

Choice Movie Actress — Romantic Comedy
Emma Stone, Easy A

Choice Movie Actor: Sci Fi/Fantasy
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Choice Movie Actress — Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Choice Summer Movie Actress
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Choice Summer Movie Star
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Choice Movie Actor — Comedy
Justin Timberlake, Bad Teacher

Choice Movie Actress — Comedy
Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher

Choice Movie Actor — Drama
Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Choice Movie: Scene Stealer Male
Kellan Lutz, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Choice Movie: Scene Stealer Female
Ashley Greene, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Choice Movie Hissy Fit
Ed Helms, The Hangover Part 2

Choice Movie Villain
Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

TELEVISION

Choice TV Show — Comedy
Glee

Choice TV Show — Drama
Gossip Girl

Choice TV Show — Fantasy/Sci-Fi
The Vampire Diaries

Choice Reality Show
Jersey Shore

Choice TV Male Scene Stealer
Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Female Scene Stealer
Katerina Graham, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Villain
Justin Bieber, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Choice TV Show Drama — Actress
Blake Lively, Gossip Girl

Choice TV Actor — Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actress — Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actor — Comedy
Cory Monteith, Glee

Choice TV Breakout Star
Darren Criss, Glee

MUSIC

Choice Male Artist
Justin Bieber

Choice Female Artist
Taylor Swift

Choice Female Country Artist
Taylor Swift

Choice Country Sing
“Mean,” Taylor Swift

Choice Breakup Song
“Back to December,” Taylor Swift

Choice Song of the Summer
“Skyscraper,” Demi Lovato

Choice Single
“Who Says,” Selena Gomez & the Scene

  OTHER

Choice Comedian
Ellen DeGeneres

Choice Actress
Selena Gomez

Choice Male Hottie
Justin Bieber

Choice Female Hottie
Selena Gomez

Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon — Female
Taylor Swift

Choice Twit
Justin Bieber

Choice Vampire
Robert Pattinson

ULTIMATE CHOICE AWARD
Taylor Swift

Ugh.