"Thank you for your prayers"
In spite of Bobby Brown‘s earlier official statement requesting privacy, the Houston family had gone ahead to issue an official statement of their own to the media about Bobbi Kristina who remains hospitalized after she was found unconscious in a bathtub over the weekend. Earlier today, TMZ published a report that seemed to suggest that Bobbi Kris is doing better today, making specific mention that “the swelling on her brain has gone down” and that she is now able to “move her eyes”. But this statement from the Houston family about BK “fighting for her life” was released after TMZ published their report. Hmmm. More »
Conflicting reports about her condition are cause for concern
On Saturday we learned that Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unconscious in a bathtub in her home. According to reports, she was revived via CPR and was rushed to the hospital in “stable” condition. Yesterday, members of her extended family provided a public update in an effort to relay the message that Bobbi Kris “doesn’t do drugs”. Today we are hearing much about BK‘s current condition … but the reports are conflicting. The prevailing information going around is that Bobbi Kristina has been placed in a medically induced coma and that she has significantly diminished brain function. But, E! News — who managed to get an official statement from her father Bobby Brown — is reporting that BK has not been placed in a coma but is unresponsive (ie. unconscious) on a ventilator. At this point, we know for sure that Bobbi is hospitalized and unconscious … and it really does sound like her prognosis at this point is grim. More »
A new documentary, new tour dates ... a new album?
For a few weeks now, the original members of the rock band L7 have been teasing a possible reunion with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a planned live performance documentary about the band called L7: Pretend We’re Dead. Yesterday, the original members of L7 announced officially that they are reuniting to play a pair of shows this year … with the promise of a full tour to follow. All of this news is fairly new so there aren’t much details about the tour nor is there any info about a possible new album but it sounds like the members of L7 are very excited about this reunion so I’m guessing anything is possible. More »
Posted under: 'Pretend We're Dead', L7
"Are we dysfunctional? Yes. "
Just a short time ago, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of Blink-182 issued an official statement making it very clear that fellow Blink member Tom DeLonge had decided to take an “indefinite hiatus” from the band so he could focus on other “non-musical endeavors”. The surviving members of Blink announced that Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio would be filling in for Tom at already scheduled Blink-182 shows. Shortly after news of Tom‘s departure from Blink started making the rounds, DeLonge posted a message on his official Facebook profile saying, Nah, he didn’t quit the band … so … yeah, that’s what’s going on in the world of Blink-182 these days. Click below to read Tom‘s statement regarding his not quitting the band. More »
Posted under: Blink-182, Tom DeLonge
Tom doesn't want to "participate in any Blink-182 projects"
Tom DeLonge, an integral 1/3 of the pop punk band Blink-182 has left the band indefinitely according to an official statement released today by the surviving members of the band Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. Early reports that Tom “quit” the band have been refuted because, apparently, there is a difference between a band member going on “indefinite hiatus” and a band member “quitting”. Click below to read the full text of the official statement issued by the now DeLonge-less Blink-182 and draw your own conclusions. More »
Posted under: Blink-182, Tom DeLonge
"It is with great disappointment and regret ..."
Bummer news for fans of the rock band the Black Crowes … according to a statement released by guitarist Rich Robinson, the band has officially broken up. It turns out that there has been some infighting in the band about group membership, stake in the band and of course money and because things have reached an impasse, Robinson says, the band has to break up. I can’t say that I’m the biggest fan of the Black Crowes but I’ve always respected their work and really do like many of their big singles. It’s sad that the group’s legacy has to be tarnished by this messy-sounding break up but … such is rock ‘n roll. More »
Congratulations are in order for actress Zooey Deschanel and her boyfriend Jacob Pechenik because today we learn that the happy couple are expecting the birth of their first child! Zooey issued an official statement to People magazine announcing her pregnancy and sharing with the world her excited joy at becoming a first time mom this summer. Click below to read Zooey‘s pregnancy announcement and let’s get excited for the wee Deschanel to come! More »
Save The Date
Back in April of last year we first started hearing about the possibility of actor Channing Tatum starring in a stand-alone feature film about the X-Men superhero character Gambit when he started talking very publicly about his desire to play the role. Then in May we learned officially that Channing nabbed the Gambit role and in June we learned that the movie would be released before the next X-Men sequel film hits theaters. Today we learn that Gambit will be released at the end of next year, meaning that Channing will definitely get his wish to play the superhero character that he says he loves so much. More »
"We couldn't be happier to begin our new journey together"
Yesterday we got the heads up earlier in the day that whirlwind lovebirds Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden were getting married in a private ceremony in her home last night and today we learn that the couple successfully made it down the aisle to say their I Dos. A representative for the newlyweds is confirming the news today that Benji and Cameron are now husband and wife. The new Mr. & Mrs. were wed in front of an intimate group of family (including Benji‘s brothers Josh and Joel) and friends (including Samantha Ronson, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow) in what is being described as a “big” wedding. Read on for more deets about the happy nuptials last night. More »
"I am more than the notes that I hit"
On New Year’s Eve, Tony Award winning singer Idina Menzel performed a live rendition of her mega-hit song Let It Go from the crazy successful Disney animated film Frozen on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on ABC and when she failed to properly hit the penultimate high note at the end on live television, critics on Twitter began to skewer her for the mistake. As with all Twitter criticism, the comments ranged from really terrible to the absolutely worst possible thing ever … and they continued to be leveled at Idina all New Year’s Day. In response, Idina posted on Twitter a portion of an interview she gave last year about this very thing and brilliantly handled the situation with grace and class. Click below to see how Idina Menzel responded to the hate she’s been receiving on Twitter. More »