The full thing premieres tomorrow morning
So, earlier today we learned that Madonna has called in a cavalry of pop stars, ranging from Beyoncé to Rita Ora, to appear in the music video for her new single Bitch, I’m Madonna (in what promises to be a hot mess, I fear). Right now, we get our first look at the music video in question courtesy of Madonna herself. Maddy posted a short clip of music video footage on her official Instagram profile that gives us our first taste of what’s to come and, well, it looks … worrisome. Click below to see this clip from the Bitch, I’m Madonna music video and see what you think. Be warned, there’s outdated twerking involved and lots of seizure-inducing strobe-like scene flashing ahead. Sigh. More »
AND SHE LOOKS SOO EFFING GOOD, OMG, I CAN'T!
When last we saw Beyoncé‘s mother Tina Knowles Lawson here on the blog, it was April and she had just gotten remarried to actor Richard Lawson in what looked to be a fabulously fun affair. Cut to today when we get to see Tina on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Ebony magazine looking hotter than EVER. As you can see below, Tina gives her daughter run for her money with her spread in Ebony, fiery red and fierce as Hell. The cover story feature gives us an overview of Tina‘s life but the pictures, g-damn, they are smoking hot. If Bey is the Queen then Tina is the Empress Goddess Ruler of all Creation. Don’t believe me? Have a look below. More »
For your deliberation
Back in March we learned that Scandal actress Kerry Washington signed on to star as Anita Hill in an upcoming HBO biopic film that will tell the tale of the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas, the man that Hill accused of gross sexual harassment. Today, we get our first look at Washington in character as Hill on the set of the HBO biopic film Confirmation, in production now. The film is being directed by Rick Famuyiwa (whose excellent new film Dope opens in theaters this Friday) and executive produced by Washington herself. Click below to see Kerry as Anita and get your first look at Confirmation. More »
"Auditioning for Janet feels like a dream fantasy"
Earlier today we learned that Janet Jackson has formally announced that her Unbreakable World Tour will kick off in August of this year and the first round of concert dates went on pre-sale at 10AM local time today. Right now, we get to see video that was filmed over the course of dancer auditions for The Unbreakable Tour. You may recall that we saw that cute photo of Janet making her way into dance rehearsals for her tour at the end of May, so this video was probably filmed around that time. Click below and have a look and see some of the faces we may be seeing on tour with Janet Jackson later this year. More »
Starring Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin
Altho we *just* got new Smurfs movies back in 2011 and in 2013, we learn today that the Smurfs movie franchise is being rebooted already with a new animated film titled Get Smurfy. This time around, the movie will star (the voices of) Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin. IMHO, the first 2 Smurfs movies (which married live action with animation) were just terrible (tho the song Britney Spears released for The Smurfs 2 was a highlight for me) so hopefully this time around, this completely animated movie will be able to do justice to the Smurfs legacy. Click the embed above to watch a promo video for Get Smurfy which introduces the cast and informs us that the movie will hit theaters on March 31, 2017. Are you smurfed or what?
Janet hits the road in August
A month ago today, Janet Jackson made a HUGE announcement totally out of the blue that she will be releasing a new album and she will be going on world tour later this year. Today, Janet makes another announcement … that her world tour has been titled The Unbreakable Tour and that it will begin in Vancouver, British Columbia on August 31. Before Janet made her new album/tour announcement last year, it was rumored that her album would be titled Unbreakable. This world tour announcement seems to confirm the name of her new album, which we know will be released this fall on her own record label. Click below to see the just-released concert poster artwork for The Unbreakable World Tour and see the list of dates for the first leg of the tour. More »
Batman begins again
Back in March we learned that DC Comics was planning to update the costumes for both Wonder Woman and Superman in upcoming issues of their respective comic book titles and today we learn that they are also giving Batman a new costume as well. Back when the news about WW and Supes‘s new looks, it was revealed that Batman was also getting new armor but today we get to see what is underneath that armor. Of course, Bat‘s new look is black … but as you can see below, it’s pretty slick and, I think, a great style update. BUT BE WARNED: The first look at Batman‘s new comic book costume comes with a MAJOR spoiler about the comic book story. Proceed with caution. More »
No Shield. No Hammer. No Armor. No Problem.
Earlier this month we got to see a bunch of really fun promo photos for Ant-Man and now that we are less than a month away from the movie’s release, we get to see a fun new TV spot as well as 3 new posters. The more I see of Ant-Man, the more excited I am for the movie to come out. Paul Rudd is the real draw for me but because I’m such a Marvel Studios fan, I am really looking forward to falling in love with Ant-Man like I fell in love with Guardians of the Galaxy last year. Check out the TV spot above and then the neat-o posters below. More »
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"A land flowing with milk and honey..."
If you’re one of those people who gave up on Season One of HBO‘s The Leftovers after the first two or three episodes, I urge you to reconsider. I’ve written about how it became one of my favorite shows last year, right alongside Transparent and True Detective. It’s a dark show, with some big religious and philosophical overtones, as it centers on the lives of people in a community who lost family and friends to—what? A religious rapture? Dark forces? Nothing? And, like most great shows, it’s also about family and how we define that concept, and how far we’ll go to protect it. Peep the video above for a quick look at Season Two—it looks like everyone’s headed to the one town in the world that can boast of no “departed” people.
Posted under: 'The Leftovers', HBO