History Is Made in America
Last night’s election win was a big one for President Barack Obama, reelected to serve as our nation’s leader for a second 4 year term, but it was also a monumental and historic night for equality. For the first time ever in this country, same-sex marriage proposals were passed by voters in 3 states and an amendment to ban same-sex marriage in another state was voted down by voters. People, this is very significant. Marriage Equality has been passed in this country by way of judicial ruling and by legislation … but it was always voted down by voters when the matter was put to popular vote (Proposition 8 here in California, you might remember, took away the right to same-sex marriage here 4 years ago). For the first time ever, voters in not just one state but 4 states stood up for equality for all. I’m just stunned and elated. History was made in other ways last night as well. Tammy Baldwin was elected as the first openly gay US Senator (she is also a veteran) and in New Hampshire, the State is now governed by all women! The governor and entire Congressional contingent are women! If all of this combined doesn’t prove that America is ready to move FORWARD with progress, then I don’t know what does. Read on to learn about all of this history and very good news. More »
Oh, Mama Pitt!
Jane Pitt, Brad Pitt‘s Mama, has penned an interesting letter that was printed yesterday in The Springfield News-Leader. Mama Pitt urged fellow-Christians to vote for Mitt Romney, rather than that liberal who supports gay marriage and “the killing of unborn babies” — AKA Barack Obama. Well, that’s gotta be a little awkward for Brangelina. Read more from the letter inside.
Posted under: Brad Pitt, Jane Pitt
A Star is Born
While everyone seems to be all wrapped up in Lana Del Rey, I am really falling in love with another young female musician named Azealia Banks. Azealia, who used to record under the name Miss Bank$, is an extremely talented rapper from Harlem, NY who has dropped one of the most infectious songs that I’ve heard in years. Her song 212 has been making the rounds online for a few months now and The New York Times finally noticed. Azealia is featured in a new interview with the Times that sheds some light on this exciting new performer. Click below to meet Azealia Banks. More »
Not Your Kind of Person
On Sunday we learned that Garbage has FINALLY announced the title of their new album (Not Your Kind of People) with the revamped relaunch of their official homepage at Garbage.com. Today we get to read a short interview that frontwoman Shirley Manson gave to The LA Times about the band’s upcoming new album, the final death of her solo album and her plans to LIVE LIFE to the FULLEST! It’s a short but very sweet interview … which you can read in full below. More »
"I don't like to repeat myself"
The LA Times sat down with Madonna in her SoCal home just before the Golden Globes a couple of weekends ago to discuss her directorial debut film W.E., her new album M.D.N.A. and her upcoming LIVE performance for the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI. Altho the entire interview is fascinating to read, I was really more interested in the music bits — most especially her revelation of a song on her album titled Beautiful Killer. Click below to read excerpts from Maddy‘s LA Times interview where she talks about M.D.N.A. and what little she can say about her much-anticipated Super Bowl halftime show next week. More »
"Briefs are what I mostly wear. When playing, definitely."
At the start of this month, we got our FIRST look at the new collection of David Beckham Bodywear which is set to go on sale at H&M stores around the world next month. Today we get to check out an interview feature with David Beckham in this weekend’s issue of the British newspaper The Telegraph wherein Becks talks about his underwear … in detail. The article focuses on Beckham‘s brand expansion into the world of underwear/bodywear but he is grilled a bit about the kind of underwear that he likes chooses to wear in various circumstances (around the house vs. on the soccer field, for example). It is a VERY interesting read. Check out excerpts below. More »
"A lot of the way [Catwoman] ... interacts with people is informed by her worldview"
Anne Hathaway, who will play Catwoman/Selina Kyle in the upcoming superhero sequel film Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, sat down with The Los Angeles Times to talk about the iconic comic book character she plays in the film and enlightens us a bit about her vision of the new Catwoman. The interview excerpts below provide some bit of spoilery info but nothing that will likely take away from the eventual enjoyment of The Dark Knight Rises, I think. It’s a very interesting and excellent read, check it out. More »
“My family turned their back on me"
With a new album and tour on the way, Madonna finds herself in the midst of a very bizzy and lucrative work schedule … but today, sadly, we learn that not everyone in her family is doing quite so well. Madonna‘s eldest brother Anthony Ciccone was interviewed by the Michigan Messenger for an article on homelessness. No, he wasn’t commenting on homelessness in general, he was interviewed as a homeless person. Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone may be one of the richest, most powerful women in the world (her brother Anthony calls her a “multibazillionarie”) … but her brother is homeless? I mean, what? More »
Posted under: Anthony Ciccone, Madonna
1843 - 2011
On Thursday we learned the very surprising news that the Rupert Murdoch-owned British tabloid newspaper News of the World would be publishing it’s final issue this weekend and today is dunzo day for the tab. As you may recall, NOTW came under intense pressure from readers and advertisers after it was revealed that employees (some very high-ranking) have been involved in serious phone hacking crimes (among other things). Seemingly, the decision was made to kill the 168-year old newspaper in order to cut as many losses as possible. More »
Posted under: News of the World