Kanye is the new Madonna
Last weekend, Madonna made a surprise appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival when she appeared on stage during Drake‘s headlining performance to suck face with him. Last night, Kanye West was the big surprise performer when he hopped up on stage to perform his new song All Day with The Weeknd during their set. As I understand it, The Weeknd did a cover of Kanye‘s 808s & Heartbreak during their set and that’s when Yeezus came out on stage. In addition to performing All Day, he also performed Can’t Tell Me Nothing, I Don’t Like (Chief Keef cover) and Black Skinhead. Click the embed above to enjoy Kanye‘s performance of All Day and see what you missed out in the desert of Indio, CA last night.
Reportedly, there was a chokehold involved
For the most part, all we’ve really heard about weekend 1 of the 2015 installment of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was how Madonna stole the whole 3-day show when she jumped up on stage to suck face with Drake during his headlining set … but today, we are hearing another interesting story to come from the festival grounds in Indio, CA. Justin Bieber, it is being reported, attempted to get into the VIP backstage area to watch Drake‘s performance but he was told the area was at capacity. He and his entourage insisted that they be allowed entry and, well, not only where they turned away but The Biebs was reportedly put in a chokehold and then expunged from the festival altogether. Apparently, he is considering a lawsuit or some such nonsense. The video embedded above shows Justin being led out of the backstage area by security, presumably after he was put in a chokehold. You can click below to read the report from TMZ that fully explains what reportedly went down. More »
“Oh, shit. What the fuck just happened?”
Earlier today we saw video of Madonna sucking “hella face” with Drake during his headlining set at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA last night and right now we get to see a bunch of photos of said kiss because, yeah, it deserves a second (and third) look. Madonna came out on stage to steal the spotlight for a bit during Drake‘s set and she really put one on him. After she nearly sucked his lungs out of his throat, she saunted off stage like a BOSS. It was Drake‘s reaction, tho, that really got people talking. He seems to have cringed after the kiss and very clearly wiped his mouth (apparently he didn’t like the taste of her lipgloss or whatever?) … haha. I know some people think he wasn’t into it but I think he was definitely into it. My guess is that Madonna managed to suck some youth out of Mr. Drake, enough to keep her going for a few more years so … it was a win/win situation for everyone. Whether the kiss was welcome or not, it’s the only thing about Coachella that everyone is talking about so … Madonna wins again.
Paul McCartney & Metallica will headline
The 2015 incarnation of the Lollapalooza Music Festival will take place this August in Grant Park in Chicago, IL and today we see which artists will be taking to the various Lolla stages to perform this year. Kanye West and Rihanna‘s new BFF Paul McCartney will be one of the main stage headliners as will rock gods Metallica. FKA twigs, Banks, alt-J, Charli XCX, TV on the Radio, A$AP Rocky, Florence + the Machine and MORE have been unveiled as Lollapalooza performers this year. Click below to see the full line-up for this year’s fest and plan to make your way to Chitown for the 3-day fest this summer. More »
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'AHS: Hotel' begins production this summer
Way back in November of 2013, before the most recent 4th season of American Horror Story went into production, AHS lead actress Jessica Lange explained why she had decided to leave the show after 4 seasons. Last night during the PaleyFest panel discussion for American Horror Story: Freak Show (sponsored by The Paley Center for Media at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA), Lange officially confirmed that Yes, she is leaving AHS for good. A couple of my friends attended last night’s AHS: Freak Show PaleyFest panel discussion and they inform me that some of the actors were drunk on stage … from the look of some of the photos in the gallery presented here, I think that fact is very plainly obvious. You may recall that we learned last month that Lady Gaga will be joined the upcoming 5th season of American Horror Story: Hotel but it was revealed last night that actor Matt Bomer will also be joining the cast. Click below to learn more about what was revealed at the PaleyFest panel discussion for American Horror Story last night. More »
She'll be wearing other stuff too
As a journalist, I’m very curious to know who at Paleyfest had the idea to actually ask Lena Dunham the question that would have elicited this response. Now I know a lot of you (cough cough, Trent, cough) are not especially psyched about the Dunham guest spot on Scandal. And between that horrifyingly horrible wig, and the fact that I can only take her voice in small doses, even as a fan of Girls, I have my reservations. Still, I’m hoping for a good follow-up to the incredibly compelling Ferguson-inspired episode that aired last week. And now we have an important detail (I think) about Dunham‘s appearance. Click inside for more!
Someone get me to Manchester, please
Back in November, Trent made me sick with jealousy when he went to see the great and powerful FKA twigs in concert. I’m actually still mad at him for going without me, but I vow to witness this artist in the flesh the next chance I get. And if you’re in or anywhere near Manchester, you’ll likely get the chance sooner than I will. FKA twigs is taking part in the Manchester International Festival, and it promises to be incredibly dope. Click inside for more!
"Growing up in the film business, I never saw a woman's face"
More and more we’ve been seeing people speak out about the lack of diversity in Hollywood—cultural diversity and gender diversity, which is an especially big issue behind the scenes. Women like Transparent creator Jill Soloway and groups like the Film Fatales are trying to combat this in their own ways, and Jodie Foster just gave a great speech about the importance of women directors, especially for young women and girls who are already working in Hollywood as actors. Click inside to read some excerpts from her speech at the Athena Film Festival, where she was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
So happy together?
Back in November we learned that Frances Bean Cobain, the only daughter of the late Kurt Cobain and still alive and kicking Courtney Love, was executive producing a new documentary film about her father titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Yesterday, at the Sundance Film Festival, Montage of Heck was world premiered … and Frances Bean was reunited at the event with her estranged mother. For the most part, it looked like everyone was all smiles for the event … in a seeming show that hatchets have been buried and all is well betwixt Frances and Courtney again. More »