"No-one can replace Jon Stewart But ..."
Last month, Jon Stewart announced that he has decided to retire as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central and today we learn that South African comedian Trevor Noah has been selected as he successor as host. I can’t say that I’m at all familiar with Noah and his comic stylings but, for the most part, I’m hearing lots of very positive things about him. I guess my first reaction, over all, is how disappointed I am that in the whole world, they couldn’t find a woman to hire as the new host of The Daily Show but, apparently, there are more than enough men to host TV shows. But, I digress. Click below to read the official press release announcement from Comedy Central about Trevor Noah‘s hiring and learn more about the new host of The Daily Show. More »
"I accept your Mayor’s generous gift ... Join Cobra!"
Cobra Commander, the cartoony leader of the terrorist organization Cobra from the ’80s cartoon GI Joe, was presented with a key to the city of Springfield, IL by Mayor J. Michael Houston this week in celebration of the upcoming GI Joe Collectors’ Convention that will take place there next month. This fun little publicity stunt was meant to draw attention to the fact that this GI Joe convention will take place April 9-12 and I love it entirely. Having just watched the animated GI Joe: The Movie (1987) on the big screen just a few days ago, I am still on a GI Joe high so this little photo opp is really fun, I think. Click below to see the official photo of Mayor Houston presenting Cobra Commander with a key to his city and read the accompanying press release. More »
Meet Kara Zor-El
Here it is … here is our first look at actress Melissa Benoist in costume as Supergirl as she will appear in the upcoming CBS TV series based on the DC Comics character. Along with our first look at the Supergirl costume, designed by Colleen Atwood, we learn that Kara Zor-El‘s secret identity name will be Kara Danvers … along with other new information about the show. Additionally, we get to see a pair of photos that were snapped on the Supergirl set as filming production of the show is currently underway. The new Supergirl is HERE! Meet her below. More »
The 38-Date Tour
Kelly Clarkson‘s new album Piece By Piece is in stores today and to promote sales of the album, Kelly Clarkson announces today that she is going on tour later this year. Kelly will be embarking on the Piece By Piece Tour starting in July that will take her to 38 cities around the US through September. I have been listening to Kelly‘s new album all morning long and I am really anxious for to hear these songs performed live. We already know that Madonna is going on tour later this year and now Kelly is going on tour, too? 2015 is going to be a crazy good year for live shows, y’all! More »
The Tour Kicks off in Miami, FL in August
With the forthcoming release of Madonna‘s new album, Rebel Heart due out on next week on March 10, it was presumed that Madge would be hitting the road on tour at some point later this year. Today we learn officially that Madonna‘s Rebel Heart Tour will kick off in Miami, FL on August 29 and will visit 35 cities around the world … including cities that Madonna hasn’t visited in a very long time. The full list of Rebel Heart Tour dates is listed below along with all the deets about the ticket sales and pre-sales coming our way. This tour is going to be HUGE, you can count on that so if you think you might be interested in seeing Madonna on tour, you need to start making your plans now. More »
Filming Starts Next Month
Back in December we first learned that Paul Reubens was teaming up with producer Judd Apatow for a new Pee-Wee Herman movie that will will be produced exclusively for Netflix and today we learn a whole bunch of official deets about the project. Netflix is announcing today that Pee-Wee Herman‘s next adventure will be titled Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday. Filming production of the holiday film will begin in just 3 weeks but, thus far, we don’t know when the movie will be released on Netflix. Click below to read portions of the official press release announcement for Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday and prepare yourselves for the return of Pee-Wee Herman. More »
Executive Produced by Pharrell
Hallelujah, world! Snoop Dogg (the artist, thankfully, no longer known as Snoop Lion) announces today that he is releasing a new album titled Bush that was executive produced by Pharrell … which means, OMG, we are about to be blessed with an amazing new Snoop album! The teaser above gives us our first taste of Snoop‘s new single Peaches N Cream and also teases the forthcoming arrival of Bush. Check out the video teaser above then click below to read the just-released press announcement for Snoop Dogg‘s new album. More »
Here comes Ogre
Fox has just announced that actor Milo Ventimiglia has been added to the cast of Gotham, the hit Batman prequel series airing now. Ventimiglia will play a villainous character named Jason Lennon who will eventually become a villain called Ogre. Altho Milo‘s character shares the same name, his Ogre on Gotham is NOT the Ogre of the DC Comics universe … he is a new character. I know, it sounds confusing. The great news is that Milo will be on our TVs very soon. Click below to learn more about his exciting new role. More »
Double CDs with b-sides & rarities / 180-gram Vinyl versions
Amazing news, Tori Amos fans!!! Today we learn officially that Tori is releasing deluxe versions of her legendary first two albums Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink in April each packed with LOTS of really great extras. Both albums will be released on double compact disc, each containing b-side songs, live performances and rarities from each album era. Rabid fans like me have collected these songs individually on import singles and bootlegs over the years but for the first time ever, these songs have been collected together in an official capacity. The albums will also be released in 180-gram vinyl for the first time ever here in the US and, of course, will be available in digital form (which implies that the albums have been remastered as well). AHHH!!! Click below to learn deets about these deluxe versions of Tori‘s albums and hear one of the classic b-side songs that will be included in these deluxe album versions. More »
“Justin has been asking us for a few years to roast him"
After years of begging on his part, Justin Bieber is finally getting his wish … Comedy Central has decided to give the young pop star exactly what he’s wanted for some time now — his own Comedy Central Roast. The fact that The Biebs had to ask for his own roast totally defeats the purpose of what a comedy roast is supposed to be in the first place but the kid ins’t the sharpest tool in the shed and honestly, I don’t think that he cares. Comedy Central issued a press release about the forthcoming Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, which you can read in full below. More »