Nathan ReeseAugust 9, 2013, 8:40 PM Photo: Courtesy of Matt & KimOver the years Matt & Kim have risen from Brooklyn indie darlings to a touring band of epic proportions. Even so, the band's core sound and structure hasn't changed a bit, with the eponymous couple Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino doing what they've always done — just in bigger and better venues. We caught up with Kim (and, briefly, Matt) to talk about Lollapalooza, this weekend's Mad Decent Block Party, and their shopping habits on on the road. Along the way we hit on the joys of Bloomingdales and the unlikely similarities between great sex and a good live show (they're not as different as you'd think).AdvertisementWhat has been your favorite spot to hit on tour this summer?Kim: "That is so tough to say. We really judge spots on how crazy the crowd gets. I will say Houston Free Press, Bonnaroo, and Firefly have been some crazy shows/ favorite spots!"Where haven't you played yet that you've always wanted to go?Kim: "North Dakota or New Hampshire! Those are the only two states in all of the US that we haven't played. I know what you are thinking....New Hampshire — it's so close to New York. Yeah I don't know why we haven't played there but I really want to knock them off the list so we can say 'we've played everywhere in the US.'"What was your experience like at Lollapalooza?Kim: "For us we treat all shows the same. Whether its a small private show or a gigantic festival. We have played Lollapalooza three times now and everytime they ask us back we say yes cause it's a great festival. We did have some technical difficulties at the end of our set but I think we managed to get through it. I always say if you aren't breaking shit then you aren't doing it right! Well that goes along with almost everything. I adjust it for sex....if you aren't sore you aren't doing it right!"What song have you played live over the years that never gets old?Kim: "There are older songs that we don't really want to practice but when we are at a show its different. The crowd gives you a fresh take on it. It might be a ridiculous amount of people or if they sing along extra loud or a totem pole going up! (I get stoked when I see people doing the totem pole!)"Now that Lightning has been out for a while, what tracks have been the most fun to play for fans?Kim: "I love playing 'Overexposed' or 'Now' for fans cause they are fast and I can hit hard. For fans it depends on what they connect with — and the nice thing is it varies from show to show."AdvertisementHow did you hook up with Mad Decent for the Mad Decent Block Party?Kim: "They asked us and it sounded like a good time so we said yes!"Are you happy to be returning to Brooklyn? Kim: "I always get nervous for our Brooklyn shows. A hometown show is when your friends come out and your friends are the ones who will point out every time you fuck up!"Matt, could you define Kim's style in five words or less?Matt: "Black, white, red and grey"Kim, could you do the same for Matt?Kim: "The hottest guy you'll see! (I am biased though.)"Do either of you get to do much shopping on tour? What's the last cool clothing item that you grabbed on tour and where did you get it?Kim: "Matt just picked up a super sweet leather man jacket — Marc by Marc Jacobs — and I just picked up some Marc Jacobs glasses. The black and white striped ones. When it comes to shopping it is really tough 'cause we are never home and always jumping from town to town with very little time. I do a lot of my shopping online. I am always on Gilt or Rue La La. I also do a lot of shopping on Golden Goose Sale Nasty Gal or ASOS. I will say I get very excited if we have a hotel room across from Bloomingdales. I'll wake up early for that!"AdvertisementWhat makes for the perfect outfit when performing live?Kim: "For Matt and I we need to focus on what we can really move in. For two people who sit down to play our instruments we are surprisingly all over that stage. I would love to play in a dress but I've had the drum stick caught in a skirt too many times during sound check to know it won't work during the show. I will say when I do the booty dance on top of the crowd, a dress might take it to new levels."What would your go-to outfit be if you had to wear the same thing every day for the rest of your life? Kim: "If I had to wear the same thing everyday for the rest of my life I would take the comfort route. Black pants rolled up, black and white tank top, black hoodie or sweater and a pair of Converse. It is very easy to fall into comfort so I try to stick to the rule of thumb that at least twice a week you should wear something that you would normally never wear. Push what you are comfortable in and take a chance cause life is too fucking short and you don't want to go out boring!"Matt & Kim are on tour now. For tickets and dates, head to the band's website.Entertainment ? Lollapalooza

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CAST: If you can't get enough of Jessica Simpson, you may have a chance to see more of her next fall. ABC has picked up a TV pilot featuring the "Is this tuna ... or fish" singer-actress. The 23-year-old Simpson will play reporter Jessica Sampson, a fictional version of herself, in the unnamed pilot about a TV newsmagazine, says the Hollywood Reporter. Whether the pilot is developed into a recurring show remains to be seen, but there's no doubt about Simpson's popularity. She's currently appearing in the second season of MTV's reality series "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica," with husband Nick Lachey, and she also recently signed on for her first feature film, "Walk On," due out next year.

DENIED: Michael Jackson's music manager is denying reports this week that the troubled pop star is having money problems. Countering a story in The New York Times about Jackson's withering finances, Charles Koppelman tells the Associated Press, "Michael is an individual who has the ability to generate huge sums of money," but Koppelman gives no further explanation. A hearing for Jackson's child-molestation case will take place Friday, but Jackson is not expected to attend.

QUOTED: "Like other celebrity couples, their Hollywood romance has come to an end." -- Russell Arons, vice president of marketing for Mattel, announcing the "breakup" after 43 years of the company's popular Barbie and Ken dolls, AP reports

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DISPUTED: Despite a paternity test that cleared Latin singer Marc Anthony as the father of a Miami waitress's 2-month-old son, the mother's attorney is claiming Anthony might still be responsible, Reuters reports. Elizabeth Leyva's lawyer says that Anthony, 35, did not follow the correct procedure for submitting the DNA that was tested. "Our client is 100 percent confident that he is the father," her attorney said. The allegations caused Anthony's wife to file for divorce. Through his lawyer, Anthony has demanded Leyva stop her allegations.

SUPPORTED: Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott are among the new spokespeople for MAC cosmetics' Viva Glam products, according to published reports. Proceeds from Viva Glam V Lipstick will benefit the MAC AIDS Fund, the cosmetic maker says. Aguilera and Elliott are joined by actress Chloe Sevigny and former "Taboo" star Boy George.

JOINED: As if he was not busy enough already, "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest has officially agreed to join Los Angeles's KIIS morning radio program, replacing long-time disc jockey Rick Dees. Seacrest, 29, already has a full schedule. In addition to his duties as "AI" host, Seacrest has taken over for DJ Casey Kasem on the "American Top 40" radio show, and he hosts his own TV talk show "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest." The KIIS show will be called "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," as well.

REVISITED: Turns out the future was in cars, as much as in plastic. Actor Dustin Hoffman is updating his role in the 1967 film "The Graduate" for the German automaker Audi, AP reports. In the film, Hoffman pulls Mrs. Robinson's daughter from the church as she is about to be married, and the pair leave on a bus. In the ad, Hoffman, 66, rushes to a church to stop his daughter's wedding, after which they leave in a 2005 Audi. The commercial, which will only air in Europe, is only the second that Hoffman has made.

CONVICTED: Shandi Sullivan, star of UPN's "America's Next Top Model," has not always offered a paradigm of good behavior, The Smoking Gun Web site reports. Documents posted on the site reveal that the 21-year-old finalist on the show was arrested and charged with burglary of a Kansas City, Miss., candy store in 2001. Sullivan pleaded guilty to the theft and received two year's probation.



Dutch EDM DJ Armin Van Buuren is the most dangerous celebrity on the Internet, but only if you're searching for him. Country star Luke Bryan comes in at a close second.

Intel Security has revealed its ninth annual list of "The Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities." But it's not the celebrities who are dangerous, it's the cybercriminals who are targeting individuals searching for Golden Goose Sale those celebrities.

"Cybercriminals are always looking for ways to take advantage of consumer interest around popular culture events including award shows, TV show and movie premieres, album releases, celebrity breakups," the company's press release reads. "They capitalize on this interest by enticing unsuspecting consumers to sites laden with malware, which enables them to steal passwords and personal information."

"Celebrity names combined with the terms 'free MP4,' 'HD downloads,' or 'torrent' are some of the most searched terms on the Web," Stacey Conner, online safety expert at Intel Security, explains. "When consumers search for music that is not made available through legitimate channels, they put both their digital lives and devices at risk."

The celebrities were ranked by which percentage of results generated by their name prompted links to malicious sites. Luke Bryan claimed the number two spot on the list, followed by Usher, Britney Spears and Jay Z rounding out the top five.

Katy Perry, Amy Schumer, Betty White, Lorde and Nina Dobrev concluded the top 10. Confirming Conner's statement, more musicians appear in the 10-20 rankings on the list, with Justin Bieber and Rihanna in the number 11 and 12 slots, respectively, and Jennifer Lopez and Kenny Chesney tied at 13. Selena Gomez locked the number 14 spot; Kanye West number 16, and Afrojack and Miley Cyrus were tied for No. 19. Nick Jonas claimed the 20th spot on the list.

Intel notes further that "HD downloads" is the most virus-prone search term, so probably stop searching for that. And remember to only get your celebrity news from PEOPLE, who absolutely will not steal your identity.



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