Before you hit the road this Summer for your next car trip, let PopSugar Summer School teach you a few lessons from our all-time favorite road trip movies! Check out everything from dangerous hitchhikers to creative ways to power up your car — here's our take on the must-see road trip movies for Summer.
Almost Famous is one of those movies I can't help but watch over and over. The Cameron Crowe film is semi-autobiographical, chronicling some of his own experiences as a teen touring with rock bands in the 1970s. The film is full of great lines; picking the best quote is an impossible task. I've added a few below, but be sure to add your fave in the comments.
- "It's all happening!" — Polexia
- "I didn't invent the rainy day, man. I just own the best umbrella." — Dennis
- "You're too sweet for rock 'n roll." — Penny Lane
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If you're a pop culture junkie, you're most likely obsessed with both movies and music. And when those two elements intersect, it's a beautiful thing! That's why this crop of films, which revolve around both fictional and real musicians, is a special one (plus, it goes without saying that the soundtrack is always a winner). Inspired by this week's release of Country Strong, we've made our own list of the most memorable music movies.
As we come to the close of another year, I've been counting down the best in entertainment from over the past 12 months. But let's not forget that we're also celebrating the end of the decade, so you know what that means — a recap of the top music, movies, and TV from 2000-2009! There have been so many creative, smart, and fun choices to keep me busy that it's hard to decide which ones deserve top honors. So beginning with films, here are my favorites, in no particular order. (If you don't agree — or if you'd like to submit your own top five, 10, or 20 — you can do so in the Buzz Best of the Decade Group)!
Before you can be famous, you need to be almost famous. The folks at S.Pellegrino understand this concept and are giving more than 60 culinary students the opportunity to claim their fame. In the 6th Annual S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Competition, students work their way to the finals by competing in regional contests. More than 30 top culinary schools in the US and Canada are participating and students will be given the opportunity to go head-to-head against each other in front of a panel of judges.
Once they've excelled in their region, they are able to proceed to the final event at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley. The event takes place March 7–10 and consists of three categories: Harvest Mystery Basket, Signature Dish, and People's Choice. This year the event will be hosted by Top Chef season-one-winner Harold Dieterle and Sopranos star Lorraine Bracco.
When asked about the competition Harold said:
"The restaurant industry has all the qualities of a real-life competition. Almost Famous sets up these young
chefs to feel comfortable and thrive in these high-pressure situations, which is why so many of the students leave the competition and go on to work for some of the best restaurants in the country."
This indeed may be true. Last year's winner, Ranbir Batra, was able to experience work opportunities he never would have had otherwise, including working alongside Sara Moulton. In addition to new culinary adventures, the overall winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize.
Our Little Ms. Rock n' Roll Kate Hudson plays Penny Lane - a "band aid" in the wonderful 2000 movie Almost Famous. In this memorable roll, Kate portrays a groupie that trails a rock n' roll band on their cross country tour.
This endearing role put Kate on the map. Her winning charm and cool rocker chick style have made her very famous! Further enhancing her rock n' roll persona, later that year, Kate married real life rocker, Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes. Unfortunately, they have since broken up.
No matter who she dates, or what role she is playing, Kate has a hippie luxe style all her own. She's not afraid to try new looks and she's got the cute bod to wear anything she wants!
As we all know, achieving the "natural look" is anything but natural. A lot of products go into creating a glowing, perfect complexion. To find out how to recreate Penny Lane's look from Louis Burwell, the film's makeup artist, read more