Mozzer gets down to 'Business'
In January we learned officially that Morrissey got himself a new record contract and in February, Moz announced a new tour in support of his forthcoming new album. Today we learn that the new album has been given a title. At this point, we don’t know the exact release date for Morrissey‘s new album but it has been “provisionally set for late June/early July release worldwide” … which is VERY EXCITING NEWS! Click below to learn the title of Morrissey‘s new album and find out how many songs will be included on this Summer release. More »
"I've been beating myself up all day"
During the worldwide telecast of the 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday night, John Travolta made an embarrassing faux pas when he inexplicably introduced singer Idina Menzel as Adele Dazim. Since then, the Internet has run wild with stuff like a Twitter account for @AdeleDazim and a Travoltified Name Generator (my Travoltified name is Theo Rodrayguns). Idina‘s name was even changed to Adele Dazim in the Playbill for her current Broadway musical If/Then! Today we learn that John has issued a public apology for his Oscar blunder, an apology that you can read in full below. More »
"I cannot take this anymore."
As some of you may be WELL aware, there is a new mobile video game called Flappy Bird that has taken the world by storm … primarily because of how difficult the game is to play and how angry that makes most users. The deceptively simple game is notoriously difficult to master and that, I think, is why everyone loves to “hate” it. Just moments ago, the creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, announced on his official Twitter profile that he is taking the game down tomorrow. It’s unclear what “taking the game down” means exactly but it sounds like the creator is ready to end the staggering success he has enjoyed in a very short time with Flappy Bird. Read his tweet messages below and see exactly what he has to say about the future of Flappy Bird. More »
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The TV Guide
As a lifelong fan of the Olympic Games, I have been struggling with my feelings over the 2014 Winter Games which has just opened in Sochi, Russia. I remember being SO excited back in 2010 when the Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia passed the Olympic Flame to Russia for the 2014 Games. Since that time, tho, Russia has instituted the legalized mistreatment of gays and lesbians in their country … which has soured me considerably on being excited for the Olympic Games in Sochi. Even last night, I mentioned my struggles at being excited for the Games in Russia. But, after spending more time thinking about it and after hearing the opinion of others (including PITNB reader Bee), I’ve come to realize that I can still be excited about the Olympic Games and I can still support the athletes who are living their dreams by competing in the Sochi Games without endorsing in anyway Russia’s horrible mistreatment of its own people. After all, my dear friend Nicole has a brother who is competing in the Sochi Games and he *just* marched into the Olympic Stadium with the Team USA delegation. That is something I can be more than excited about … and excited I will be. More »
Woody himself remains totally silent
Earlier today we learned of the open letter that was written and released by Dylan Farrow, daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, that painfully reveals the sexual abuse she suffered (and still suffers from) at the hands of her father when she was 7 years old. In response to that letter, Allen‘s lawyer and publicist have issued individual statements that call Farrow‘s letter “a story engineered” and “untrue and disgraceful” respectively. Allen himself, tho, has yet to utter a word about the letter. In fact, when he was confronted by TMZ cameras on the streets of NYC last night shortly after the letter was published, he pretended not to hear the question and attempted to ignore the camera in his face. More »
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"This is a tragic and sudden loss"
As we all still reel from the news that Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead at the age of 46 earlier today in his NYC home, we learn now that Hoffman‘s family has issued an official statement regarding his death. As much as so many of us are still processing the loss of such an talented and accomplished actor, it’s unfathomable what Hoffman‘s family must be going through right now. Philip is survived by his longtime partner Mimi O’Donnell and their three young children Tallulah, Cooper and Willa. The statement below has been made available by the Hollywood Reporter and also includes a poignant obituary of the late actor. More »
But will she perform? #ItsASecret
Last week we first heard the rumor that Madonna might appear at the Grammy Awards this weekend for a surprise performance onstage. Today we learn from Madonna herself that she WILL be in attendance at the Grammy Awards this Sunday night but, at this point, she won’t reveal in what capacity she will appear. Naturally the Grammy Awards would want the Queen of Pop to be seated prominently in the audience but I have a very strong suspicion that the rumor that she will perform on stage will turn out to be true. Woot!! Click below to see how Maddy informed the world of her weekend Grammy plans. UPDATE: The Grammy Awards have officially confirmed that Madonna WILL perform. More »
Peace the Spork Out?
Sad news for fans of the British boyband The Wanted. The band posted an official statement on their website today alerting the world that they have made the collective decision to “take time to pursue personal endeavours” when they finish their touring commitments this year. Taken at face value, the guys could merely be telling us that they are planning to take some time apart so that each member of the group can do their own solo thing — whatever that may be. The subtext of this official statement could just as easily be, the band is breaking up after we finish our tour … you’re hearing it from us first. Hmmm. Read on to see exactly what The Wanted are telling fans today. More »
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Pluse QoTSA, Lorde, Pharrell, Chvrches, Lana Del Rey AND MORE!
Back in November we first heard that Outkast is planning to reunite at the upcoming Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this spring in Indio, CA but until now we did NOT have official official confirmation that the reunion would actually take place. In December, André 3000 and Big Boi “reunited” in Atlanta, GA, sparking talk that the actual Outkast reunion was gonnna happen … then earlier this month, a third party “confirmed” the reunion rumor. Late last night, the organizers of Coachella released the official line-up for this year’s music festival and CONFIRMED OFFICIALLY AT LAST that the reunited Outkast will headline the first night of the festival. Muse and Arcade Fire will headline the subsequent nights. Click below to see the full line-up of bands confirmed to appear on the Coachella stage this spring. More »
"I'll be unavailable for the next 30 days"
Ke$ha has confirmed that she has checked herself in to a rehab treatment facility to deal with an eating disorder. The pop singer has revealed in an official statement that she gave to TMZ that altho she lives a life centered on the advocation of “loving one’s self”, she has found it difficult to put into practice in her personal life and, therefore, is seeking professional treatment to learn how to love herself “exactly as [she is]“. Click below to learn more about Ke$ha‘s admission in to rehab. More »
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