The TV Guide
Yesterday was day 2 of the FYF Fest here in LA and I had another great day of live music with about 30K Los Angelinos at the LA Coliseum park. Before I made my way to the fest, I met up with Eileen for a late brunch hang — which was fun — and then I was off to meet up with some peeps at FYF. As much as I enjoyed myself at the festival on Saturday, I was really excited for day 2 yesterday because Morrissey was the headline performer. Before Moz, I got to see really great sets by Spiritualized, Mac DeMarco, HEALTH, Death Grips and FKA twigs. Each performance was really great so I’d be hard-pressed to pick the best one … but I will say that I enjoyed everyone so much that it would be unnecessary to pick a fave … which was probably Morrissey for me :D More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was day 1 of the 2015 FYF Festival here in LA and for the first time in it’s 12 year existence, I decided to attend the 2-day music fest. I’m very clear about how much I hate going to music festivals — for a host of reasons — so you know that it has to be a damn fine festival to get my attention. The line-up of the FYF Fest this year was just too good for me to pass it up. Coupled with the fact that the festival takes place in LA (no travel) and is easily accessible by public transportation (eg. LA’s surprisingly convenient subway system, in particular), I decided to give it a go. I had such a great time at the festival yesterday that I cannot WAIT to get back down to the LA Coliseum park for day 2 later today. BUT before I can enjoy today’s fun, let me tell you about the fun I had yesterday. More »
Rihanna is in her native Barbados this week to participate in the Carnival festivities going on there this week and she was very happy to share her fun with her followers on Instagram last night. Ri Ri uploaded a varied collection of personal photos on her official Instagram profile that shows off every inch of the feathered and bedazzled costume that she wore to the affair. As you can see below, some of the photos may be considered NSFW even tho Rihanna doesn’t really show any of her naughties (like Lenny Kravitz did in Sweden yesterday, accidentally) but her booty is on display so care should be taken as you click through this fun gallery. From the look of these photos, Rihanna had the time of her life with her friends at Barbados Carnival yesterday. Have a look and partake of her fun.
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It's all about Juneteenth
Oh, the 4th of July—you tricky, tricky holiday. I’ve said plenty of times before that growing up with parents who are also historians and professors of African and African-American history makes for an interesting experience. My mother, for example, was obsessed with the 4th of July fireworks and I have great memories of driving down to the Charles River (excuse me, Chaaahles Rivah) to watch them with her. And, at the same time, it was always made clear to me that this was not an Independence Day for black Americans, who were still enslaved at the time—even by some of the very writers and editors of the Declaration of Independence. So yes, yes, yesss to this statement Usher made over the weekend at the Essence Festival! Click inside for more!
Posted under: Juneteenth, Usher Raymond
Yesterday I shared video of Kanye West performing a cover of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen during his headline performance at The Glastonbury Festival Saturday night. Today I’d like to share video of singer/songwriter Ryan Adams performing his song Stay With Me during his Glasto performance yesterday. Ryan Adams is absolutely one of my favorite musicians of all time and this performance of Stay With Me gives some insight as to why I love him so much. I got to hear Ryan perform this song off his newish self-titled album in concert when he toured through SoCal last year and I can assure you, the song sounds even better live in person. For those of you who weren’t too fond of the Kanye video I shared, I hope this video makes up for it. Please enjoy.
Yeezus declared himself "the greatest living Rock Star on the planet"
Kanye West was the headline performer at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK last night (after many weeks of controversy, including a petition that sought to bar him from performing at Glastonbury altogether) and as part of his set, he delivered his own version of the Queen classic song Bohemian Rhapsody. His performance of this song was, I think, a bit of a love letter to the Glastonbury audience as a way to show respect for England‘s storied musical history. But Kanye couldn’t help being Kanye throughout his show stopping set, where at one point he declared from the Glastonbury stage — for all the world to hear — that he is “the greatest living Rock Star on the planet“. Oh, Kanye. Click the embed above to hear Yeezy‘s rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody and then click below to learn more about his headline set at Glastonbury. More »
In case you couldn't be there in person
Yesterday we got to see photos from the Gilmore Girls reunion event that took place at The ATX Festival in Austin, TX over the weekend and today we learn that video of the full Gilmore Girls panel discussion has been released for our viewing pleasure. Altho a lucky few were able to attend this event in person, the vast majority of GG fans were only able to hear about the reunion via fan and press reports. Entertainment Weekly magazine, which hosted the panel discussion, has provided full video of the panel discussion which you can watch online … so if you couldn’t be there in person, this is the next best thing. More »
ALSO, IS THERE A 'GILMORE GIRLS' MOVIE HAPPENING?!
Last night I was at the Brooklyn Museum for Target First Saturdays having a grand ol’ time watching my new favorite performer, Junglepussy, when PITNBr Jamie hit me up on Instagram to remind me that I lit’rally watched the entire Gilmore Girls season over the course of maybe two months, and I am OBSESSED. So yes. I am here for these amazing photos from the ATX TV Festival. There are also some really cool details from the panel, where the cast and creator talked about the origins of the show, auditioning, and the recent loss of former cast member Edward Herrmann. Oh, and THE POSSIBILITY OF A MOVIE?! Click inside for more.
With the vocal talents of Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari and Mark Maron
A few months back I fell head over heels in lurve with the new HBO series from Jay and Mark Duplass Togetherness. If you missed it, I have four (SPOILERY) words for you: Melanie Lynskey, nipple clamps. Except they weren’t nipple clamps, they were clothespins and you have to watch this show. Jay Duplass also won my heart with his role on Transparent, so I’m basically all about whatever he and his brother are doing. Click inside to find out more about their Sundance darling, Animals, which is coming to HBO soon.
Video of a Cannes Film Festival panel discussion/press conference for Mad Max: Fury Road has come to light that shows a very small reporter from the Toronto Star newspaper asking actor Tom Hardy a very sexist question about the film. When Hardy was asked if (while reading the script for Fury Road) he ever thought “why are all these women in” this “man’s movie”, Tom gave the perfect/only answer he could give. The reporter prefaced his question by revealing that he has “five sisters, a daughter, a wife and a mother” so he knows what it’s like to be “outgunned by estrogen“, as if that would make him sound better? More intelligent? Funny? When, in actuality, his question made him look like a sexist asshole. Go to the 9:45 mark to watch this exchange and see how well Tom Hardy handled this very idiotic question.