Peace the Spork Out
And so … the end of an era has come and gone. Last night at 10 PM ET, the music site turntable.fm shut down completely for good. Some of you might remember that I spent quite a LOT of time playing around on Turntable a couple of years ago when the site had newly launched. Occasional usage turned into bona fide obsession as I would spend hours on the site for weeks on end playing music as a virtual DJ (I even lived a short time as Deadmau5) with friends and strangers who would eventually become friends themselves. For various reasons, I didn’t spend much time on the site in the past year or so but I would pop in from time to time to say hello to my online friends who hung out there daily. I learned a few days ago that Turntable was shutting down for good and, well, I had to go back to play a couple of songs and say my goodbyes before the site went away forever. More »
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Just Don't Do It
Earlier this year it was announced that Kanye West was planning to collaborate with Nike on the creation of a pair of shoes that would, it was hoped, set the shoe game on fire. Kanye previously collaborated with Louis Vuitton on a line of expensive sneakers and enjoyed success there so it was assumed that this new collab with Nike would be, at the very least, just as successful. Then Kanye started bad-mouthing Nike publicly in concert and rumors started to circulate suggesting that Kanye was planning to dump Nike and collaborate with a different shoe company. Last night, in a radio interview, Kanye confirmed that he is no longer working with Nike because he signed a deal with adidas. More »
"It might not have been the best decision."
Last month we learned that Jessica Lange is leaving American Horror Story after season 4 next year and today we learn exactly why she made the decision to leave the series. From the start, Lange has been an integral part of AHS‘s success and I, personally, fall more and more in love with her with each new episode she appears in. Entertainment Weekly magazine, which is showcasing the current season AHS: Coven on their cover this week, spoke with Lange about her decision to leave the show … click below to read what she had to say. More »
BUT, it will be rebooted in Las Vegas in 2015
Remember when we got all excited/worried that Julie Taymor signed on to direct a Broadway musical based on the adventures of Spider-Man but things started to go terribly wrong when players were getting injured so severely in previews that they had to quit the production and the show had to go dark for a week so that it could be revamped? Then Taymor got fired and the show re-opened and finally found box office success (and, thankfully, no more injuries)? Yeah, well, the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark story is about to come to a close. Due to declining ticket sales, the show will close on Broadway in January. Plans are in the works to adapt the stage production for Las Vegas, where producers feel the show can find new life … but Spider-Man‘s time on the Great White Way is about to come to a final end. More »
"... for now"
Earlier this month the Jonas Brothers appeared in Out magazine to promote their planned new album and tour. Today we learn that plans for the band of brothers have changed because the Jonas Brothers as a band have decided to break-up. The guys went on a hiatus a few years ago so that they could each do their own thing but decided that this year, they’d get back together and make music together again. Shortly before they were due to kick off their new tour, something went down that resulted in an entire cancellation of the tour and today’s announcement that the band is dunzo. Yeah, things don’t sound great in the Jonas family these days. More »
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The Couple Has Separated After Six Years Together
Ugh, this is the worst. My beloved fashion/lifestyle guru Miranda Kerr is officially separated from her husband, actor Orlando Bloom. Such bummer news, right? I’d heard whisperings about the possibility of divorce a little while back, and was really hoping that the rumors were untrue. Since then, we’ve seen photos of the two at a few events, but apparently it’s totally over and they’ve been living apart for the past few months. Click inside for more.
Lange Is Retiring from Acting Altogether :(
Very sad news for fans of the FX series American Horror Story and, in particular, of actress Jessica Lange … because today we learn that Jessica has decided she is leaving the series at the end of AHS season 4 (which will likely air next year). Furthermore, Lange takes things one step further by announcing that she is ending her acting career altogether. In a new interview with the LA Times, Jessica talks about the current season of American Horror Story: Coven and drops the bombshell that she is planning to end her acting career with one more season of the show. Boo. Without question, Lange is one of the most talented actresses on television today. It will be a very sad day when she says goodbye to acting altogether :( More »
An amicable split after 5 years
Very sad news to pass along today … Aussie pop queen Kylie Minogue and her Spanish model boyfriend Andrés Velencoso have reportedly ended their relationship of 5 years. Ugh. Kylie and Andrés have been thru a lot together and I always thought that they were someday make it down the aisle. I guess after 5 years, they decided that marriage just wasn’t in the cards for them. It is being reported that the split was amicable so that’s of some comfort but I can’t help but be bummed out majorly by news of their split :( More »
Homie got cold feet
Welp, it looks like all of you Sons of Anarchy fans who were all excited that hottie Charlie Hunnam would be starring in the much-ballyhooed film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey are going to be disappointed because today we learn that Hunnam has decided to QUIT the movie altogether. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Charlie got a little freaked out by all of the attention generated by his casting and he got “cold feet”. As a result, Charlie quit the movie … leaving the lead role open for a new actor. Wow. More »
Miley's VMAs performance was the REPORTED last straw
Yesterday we learned the sad but not entirely surprising news that Miley Cyrus and fiancée Liam Hemsworth called off their engagement and ended their relationship. Just hours after the news was officially confirmed, Liam was spotted in the company of his mother Leonie who flew to LA from Australia to lend a supportive shoulder for her son in the wake of his breakup. Mother and son were spotted as they made their way out of the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, CA last night … presumably after they spent some time taking solace with one another inside the famed hotel. As expected, rumors are flying that it was Miley‘s controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last month that was the final nail in the coffin of the young couple’s relationship so … even tho news of the split was officially announced yesterday, it’s likely the couple have been broken up for some time now :( More »