"I've never had a bong in my life!"
After Amanda Bynes was arrested in NYC last night on charges of marijuana possession, endangerment and evidence tampering, she spent the night in jail before she and her sorry wig got hauled into court earlier today so that she could be arraigned. The ruling judge saw fit to release Amanda on her own recognizance without having to post bail and that was it … she was free again. Bynes managed to keep quiet for a few hours after her release from custody but this afternoon, just as I expected, she posted a message on her official Twitter profile in response to the hullabaloo that was generated by her arrest. Click below to read, in her own words, what she has to say about her bust. More »
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It Looks Like the Protest was a Success
Earlier this month the Walt Disney Company crowned Brave character Princess Merida as its 11th Disney Princess and celebrated by giving the character a makeover that slimmed her down and “sexed” her up. As a result, angry fans launched a public protest of the changes and demanded that Disney Pixar undo the changes to the character so that she can “exist” as non-glam character she was created to be. Today we hear from Disney Pixar officially on Facebook that they are listening to the fan backlash and have promised that the “integrity and appearance” of Princess Merida will NOT be changed after all. I’d say that the angry fans handily won this battle. Click below to read the full text of Disney Pixar‘s Merida statement. More »
"I am proud to announce ..."
Yesterday we learned the bummer news that bassist Eric Avery has decided NOT to tour with Nine Inch Nails when the band hits the road later this year on a new world tour. Today we learn from Trent Reznor himself that former NIN bassist Robin Finck will step in to fill the void on tour. TR posted the news along with the photo of Robin in rehearsals on the official Nine Inch Nails website today … which also happens to be Trent‘s birthday. So, yay! Click below to read the full text of Reznor‘s statement about Finck‘s return to NIN. More »
Back in February we learned from Trent Reznor himself that Nine Inch Nails was being reformed for an extensive upcoming world tour and at the time, he announced that former Jane’s Addiction member Eric Avery would be NIN‘s new touring bassist. Avery spent most of last year and part of this year touring the world with Garbage and, as a result, has ultimately decided that he cannot commit to hitting the road again with NIN. This is such bummer news ‘cuz Avery is among the most talented bass players around but, honestly, I understand. Click below to read the full text of Avery‘s resignation from NIN and Reznor‘s follow-up response. More »
Plus, Ange Will Reportedly Undergo Ovary Removal Surgery
Yesterday Angelina Jolie shared with the world her brave and bold decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy after she tested positive for the BRCA1 gene that put her at an 87% chance at developing breast cancer. Jolie‘s revelation yesterday sent shockwaves around the world and sparked an important conversation about the BRCA1 gene and the need for testing. Angelina‘s fiancée and father of her children, Brad Pitt, released a statement in support of Angelina‘s brave decision, which you can read below. Additionally, People magazine is now reporting that Angelina has decided to take the next step and will have her ovaries removed, since she has a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer as well. Wow. Lots of new information to take in today. More »
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"Chris Kelly was my Best Friend. He was like a brother."
Yesterday we learned the very tragic news that Chris Kelly, one half of the 90s duo Kriss Kross, passed away at the far too young age of 34. Today we hear from Kelly‘s musical partner Chris Smith about the death of his friend. Naturally, having to release a statement about the death of a loved one is never easy but I think the nice things that Smith had to say about Kelly are worth passing along. Click below to read the full text of Chris Smith‘s official statement about the death of Chris Kelly. More »
Jimmy Will Take the Reigns Next Year, Production Moves to NYC
Welp, it’s official, y’all. For weeks now there has been lots of chatter going around suggesting that Jimmy Fallon would be replacing Jay Leno as the host of The Tonight Show … and just this morning, NBC confirmed the rumors as true. Leno will leave the show in 2014 and Fallon will step in as the new host! To be honest, I don’t watch late night TV talk shows at all but … I greatly approve of this deal. Jimmy Fallon is amazingly talented (as evidenced by his fun week with Justin Timberlake) and I think he will make a great host on The Tonight Show. I’m also not sad to see Jay Leno go away so … it’s a win/win! More »
The Actor Has Had A Long-Time Struggle With Substance Abuse
Cory Monteith plays Finn Hudson on Fox‘s Glee, and the actor has opened up in the past about his struggles with substance abuse. It’s always sad to see someone with talent and promise struggling to overcome addiction, but it sounds like Monteith is taking the necessary steps to get some professional help. Sources have confirmed that the 30 year-old actor has checked into a rehabilitation facility. Click inside to learn more.
"Maybe I'm not supposed to say that"
Over the past few weeks we’ve been hearing somewhat conflicting reports about the upcoming sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII. First we heard that Harrison Ford would probably be reprising his role as Han Solo in the film. Then we heard that Mark Hamill was in talks to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker in the film. Then Carrie Fisher revealed that she would be coming back as Princess Leia … and then a day later her PR person clarified that she was “just kidding” and no deal has been signed yet. Today we hear from George Lucas himself and he says, in no uncertain terms, that the Star Wars trio WILL appear in Episode VII … even tho the folks at Disney won’t confirm, he promises it’s going to happen. More »
Amy - 1, Taylor - 0
Taylor Swift used her appearance on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine to launch an attack on Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler after they playfully poked fun at her during the 2013 Golden Globe Awards back in January. As you may recall, Taylor referred to Tina and Amy as “mean girls” and suggested that they belong in Hell for being so mean to her. Amy, in her usual classy and funny way, issued a response to Taylor‘s comments about her and Tina. Click below to read what she has to say. More »