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Garbage Reveals The Title Of Their New Album

The Album will Be Released on the Band's Own 'StunVolume' Label

Last month Garbage announced their first concert dates of 2012. Today they have updated their official website at Garbage.com with a whole new look, a bit of new information and the revelation of the band’s upcoming new album. Now, the album title reveal is a bit of a game … if you head over to Garbage.com, you will see the album title in scrambled letters. The band wants you to decipher the album title and enter for a chance to win free concert tickets to the band’s upcoming tour. If you click below, you will see the album title deciphered along with a very cool new promo image, message from the band and information about the band’s own record label. More »

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Kylie Minogue Launches K25

Celebrating A Quarter Century of Kylie

Kylie Minogue is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of her debut album Kylie this year and to get the party started, her official website Kylie.com has been completely overhauled with an entirely new look — celebrating K25. For the past few months, we’ve been hearing exciting things about how Kylie plans to celebrate her 25th anniversary in music (from intimate concerts to orchestral re-releases of her music) and the new Kylie.com will be the hub for all of that information. Click below to check out video of Kylie introducing the launch of K25 and check out her orchestral recording of her classic song Finer Feelings. K25 is upon us, y’all … are YOU ready? More »

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The Capitol Couture Website For ‘The Hunger Games’ Goes Online

Open For Business

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that promotion for the upcoming theatrical release of The Hunger Games would include a curious new website called Capitol Couture. Today we learn that Capitol Couture has officially opened for business and that the site is set up as a webzine for the stylish side of The Hunger Games. The fictional character Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks) is featured on the just launched site and if you click below, you’ll get a taste of what the site has in store for Hunger Games fans. More »

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Australian Scientists Name A Rare Fly Species After Beyoncé

BEEyoncé is a FLY Girl

Ever since her birth last weekend, Blue Ivy Carter (the firstborn child of music royalty Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z) has been getting ALL of the attention from pretty much EVERYONE on Earth (for example, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE). Today, Blue‘s famous mama Beyoncé is getting some attention of her very own again. Scientists in Australia have decided to name a rare new species of fly after Beyoncé because it was first discovered back in 1981 … the same year that Beyoncé was born. Makes sense, right? More »

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‘The Hunger Games’ Launches The ‘Capitol Couture’ Website

#LookYourBest

Last month we learned that promotion for the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games would include a line of cosmetics called Capitol Colours that will be made available for sale to fans. As you may recall, the fictional character Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks) is the official face of Capitol Colours. Today we learn that a website called Capitol Couture has been launched … and altho there aren’t many details about the site itself, it seems to me that it has much to do with the Capitol Colours line of cosmetic products. More »

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SIRI Phones Home

The TV Guide

The Apple iPhone 4S was released last month but I had to wait an EXCRUCIATING 2 1/2 weeks after its release to place my order for the phone. Thankfully, after all that painful waiting, I was able to order my phone from Apple. I was expecting a long wait for it to arrive but, surprisingly, the phone traveled from China to Hong Kong to Alaska to Tennessee (??) to LA to my doorstep. Yes, folks, it was a good day yesterday to finally welcome SIRI into my home. More »

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TMZ Turns 6 Years Old

Birthday Lurve

Birthday lurve and congrats goes out to the folks at TMZ because today they are celebrating their 6 year birthday/anniversary. That’s right, 6 years ago a little funny-named website (TMZ is an acronym for Thirty Mile Zone, btw) launched and very quickly made a huge splash in the celebrity gossip scene. I have many great friends who have worked and/or still work at TMZ and I couldn’t be happier for their success! Let’s send them our love and congrats today!! More »

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The Apple iPod Turns 10 Years Old

A Decade of Awesome

10 years ago yesterday — October 23, 2011 — Steve Jobs announced to the world the creation of the Apple iPod … a portable MP3 player. At the time, not many people had much faith that the iPod would be a successful product … but Steve Jobs knew he had created a revolutionary device. Not only is the iPod responsible for the survival of Apple Computers but it is also, IMHO, largely responsible for the salvation of the music industry. Before the iPod was introduced, Apple was in danger of going under … and the music industry was largely being decimated by illegal downloading. Thanks to the popularity of the iPod (which led to the invention of the iPhone … and then the iPad), Apple not only survived … it thrived … and eventually grew to be one of the most successful companies in the world. And the music industry found new life with online digital sales And it all happened 10 years ago, with the introduction of a little device that put 1,000 songs in your pocket. More »

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Watch: Apple Releases The Demo Video For The iPhone 4S

No iPhone 5 Just Yet

So … while pretty much everyone was expecting Apple to announce the release of a new generation iPhone — the iPhone 5Apple, instead, had other plans. Much like they did with the release of the iPhone 3GS, Apple today announced the forthcoming release of the iPhone 4S. This new iPhone will look exactly like the previous generation iPhone but will come packed with new stuff inside … including an improved camera, a voice assisant and a larger harddrive. It may not be the announcement that most people were waiting for but I’m thinking Apple will still sell MILLIONS of these new devices now that they will be available for AT&T, Verizon AND Sprint. Click below to watch a couple of the demo videos that were shown at Apple‘s keynote event earlier today to see what YOU think of the new iPhone 4S. More »

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The Official Website Of ‘The Hunger Games’ Begins Distributing Citizen ID Passes

PLEASE PROCEED TO YOUR DISTRICT

Late last month the official website for the upcoming film adaptation of The Hunger Games launched and provided an interactive element for fans of the book/movie to participate with. Users were asked to sign into the site and find out which District they belonged to. I registered and found out that I was assigned to District 8 — the Textiles District. Today, I received an email from The Capitol informing me that my Panem Citizen Identification Pass was ready for pickup …. and you can see my pass below. More »

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