The Show Must Go On
In early February, when Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away unexpectedly due to a drug overdose, we learned that he had spent some time at the Sundance Film Festival in January promoting a new film titled God’s Pocket. Today we learn that the film’s producers have set a release date for the movie, so very soon we will be seeing Hoffman in movie theaters again. God’s Pocket won’t be Hoffman‘s last film (after all, he will appear in the upcoming sequel films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2) but it will be one of the last chances that fans will get to see him on the big screen. More »
But For Who?
Yesterday we learned that Glee is readying the release of their 100th episode so that means that the cast has gotten back to work on new eps beyond their landmark 100th ep. Actors Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss and a bunch of extras were spied filming a vigil scene to mourn a fallen friend. At first, I assumed it was probably a vigil for Cory Monteith‘s Finn character but if you look closely at the photos presented in this gallery, you’ll see the photograph of a guy who is not Cory Moneith. Do you know who the cast is mourning?
Peace the Spork Out
As further proof that the times, they are a-changin’ we learn today that after 25 years of service, Moviefone is ending its movie listing phone service. As many of you should well remember, Moviefone provided a service where people could call 777-FILM and they would be greeted by the Moviefone guy who would tell you the movie listings for your area. Now that everyone has a smartphone with mobile app capability, Moviefone has decided to get rid of their phone service and will now only offer their movie listing service via their free app. Essentially, the Moviefone that many of us know and love (and likely never use anymore) will, sadly, be dunzo in about a month’s time. More »
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The Viking Calendar says Today's The Day
Soooo, I’m not sure what you’ve got planned for your Saturday today (or your weekend, week or lifetime ahead) but you might want to rethink your schedule. According to the Viking Calendar, we learn today is the day that Ragnarök is supposed to happen. Ragnarök is, essentially, the Norse myth about the end of the world. Essentially, the giant wolf Fenrir, who runs across the sky chasing the sun (which is why the sun circles the earth) will catch up today and devour the sun, signaling the start of Ragnarök … at which point, a giant serpent will come out of the ocean to devour the planet while the gods do battle with one another until everything sinks into the sea leaving only one man and one woman hiding out inside the World Tree Yggdrasil to repopulate the planet. That’s basically what’s supposed to happen today … or tomorrow, I’m not entirely sure. Just figured you’d want the heads up. Need to know more? Read on. More »
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Like, Seriously the SADDEST EVER
Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was honored in his hometown of Aberdeen, WA recently with a day named in his honor and with the unveiling of a statue erected in tribute … but, to hear the local news report on Kurt‘s special day and statue, you’d think that the local news station doesn’t hold him in as high regard as many of his fans. Repeatedly referred to as a “well known heroin user who killed himself”, the news story below on Kurt Cobain Day doesn’t really sound much like a tribute. As bad as that may sound, the worst part of this celebration of Cobain‘s memory is the unveiling of the Kurt Cobain statue. While the statue itself isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever seen, it doesn’t really seem to me like a fitting tribute to one of the greatest musicians to come from the late 80s/early 90s. Click below to get a look at this Kurt Cobain statue and see if you think it’s a fitting homage to the late rocker. More »
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"[T]he press is evil"
Drake is really, really angry at Rolling Stone magazine and he wants the world to know it. In a series of tweets posted on his official Twitter profile, Drake goes off on a rant against RS magazine because he feels that the magazine did him wrong in this month’s issue. Drake makes it clear that he was promised the cover of the magazine and is really angry that the cover was taken away from him because Rolling Stone chose, instead, to feature the late Philip Seymour Hoffman on this month’s cover. He is also very angry about comments he apparently made to RS about Kanye West and his latest album Yeezus that were meant to be off the record but have been published in the magazine. Yeah, Drake is really pissed off. Read his rant below. More »
The Depression Era Darling
Very sad news to pass along today … actress-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple Black passed away last night in her Woodside, CA home at the age of 85. I realize that Shirley Temple‘s fame is difficult for many of us to understand because she was in her prime back in the 1930s but I hope, at least, many of you are aware of Temple‘s stunning career. My parents, who are much much older, are big Shirley Temple fans … so this news is tough for them. Because I was exposed to many of Temple‘s black and white films when I was very young, I can’t help but feel some of their pain of loss. More »
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Peace the Spork Out
Yesterday we learned the (sad? happy?) news that the mobile video game Flappy Bird was going to be removed from app stores due to the overwhelming success that the game’s creator has been experiencing. The creator posted messages on Twitter announcing his intention to take down the game today. Well, he made good on his promise. If you head over the Apple App Store or the Google Play app store you will find that Flappy Bird is no longer available. It’s gone. It’s dunzo. Fin. More »
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"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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Sad news for you fans of The X Factor, all 5 of you … Fox has decided to pull the plug and cancel the show. After only 3 seasons on the air, Simon Cowell‘s competitive singing reality show is now dunzo. You may recall that Simon re-teamed with his ex-American Idol co-judge Paula Abdul when he launched X Factor here in the US. Then he famously hired Britney Spears to be a judge in season 2 (and for the first time ever, I watched an entire season of the show). In season 3, Cowell brought Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio on board to judge the show alongside Demi Lovato (who, IMHO, was the best judge that show ever had). Thru it all, ratings for the show got worse and worse and Fox decided not to bring it back for a 4th season. The X Factor here in the US is Dunzo! More »
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