Bay City in the Hizzy
Bay City, Michigan — the place where Madonna was born and raised — is working on a way to honor the world’s greatest female popstar. Plans are in the works to erect a sign in Bay City that will signal to visitors that their fair city is Her Royal Madgesty‘s birthplace. At this point, the sign isn’t yet ready for display … but the sign will look exactly like the other green and white signs that you can see all over the state. Read on to learn more about how Bay City plans to honor its most-famous citizen. More »
Posted under: Madonna
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 »
Posted under: Kurt Cobain
"[This song] makes me think so much of Cory"
Lea Michele recorded a song titled You’re Mine in tribute to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith which we get to hear in full today. In her November interview with Elle magazine, Lea had this to say about the song (which was written by Sia): “It makes me so happy, this song. It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this.” Click the embed above to hear Lea‘s tribute to Cory and see what you think.
Initial autopsy results are inconclusive
Last night the lights on Broadway were dimmed at 7:45pm ET for one minute in honor of the late Tony Award-nominated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. While the lights of the Great White Way were turned off in tribute, a candlelight vigil took place so that fans of Hoffman could pay their respects to the late actor in front of the LAByrinth Theatre Company where he had been a member. Additionally, we learn today that Hoffman‘s autopsy has been completed but the results are inconclusive. Further testing and toxicology reports are still due but there is no timetable for when those results will be made available to the public. More »
'All I Feel Is You'
The late Paul Walker stars in the just released new film Hours, in theaters now, and in honor of his memory a music video by Natalia Safran has been released in tribute. The song is titled All I Feel Is You and it features scenes from Paul‘s final movie. In Hours, Walker plays a father faced with tragic circumstances from his daughter’s birth as Hurricane Katrina rages around the hospital. It sounds like a harrowing and emotional film. Check out this video above to get a taste of the movie and enjoy this latest tribute to the memory of Paul Walker.
The People's Pope takes the Top Honor
Late last month we learned the troubling news that popstar Miley Cyrus was winning the online reader’s poll for Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Thankfully, the reader’s poll has very little to do with the magazine’s decision in naming the actual Person of the Year (Miley didn’t even win the online poll, Egyptian General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi nabbed the most votes) and it is with great relief that I share that Miley did NOT win the honor. Time magazine has chosen Pope Francis as this year’s Person of the Year. Citing the speed with which the People’s Pope captured the hearts of Catholics (and non-Catholics) the world over, as well as his revolutionary comments in support of women and homosexuals, Time makes it very clear that he has been their Person of the Year choice all along. Click below to see Pope Francis on the cover of Time magazine and read more about his selection for this year’s honor. More »
While Michelle Obama Delivers a Powerful Look in the Stands
Earlier today, President Obama was among the world leaders who spoke in front of the world in honor of the late Nelson Mandela. His speech was broadcast worldwide live from South Africa in the wee hours of the morning here on the West Coast. For those of you who missed it or just want to watch Obama‘s stirring 19 minute speech again, you can watch it in full above. Then, click below to see a couple photos of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sitting in the stands during the memorial service. Trust me, they’re photos you’re not going to want to miss.
Last week we saw the beginnings of a makeshift memorial for the late Paul Walker and Roger Rodas on the site where they were killed in a fiery car accident last weekend. Walker‘s friends and co-stars paid tribute to him in the past few days and yesterday, a legion of fans gathered at the memorial site to memorialize the two men in grand fashion. Cars from the various Fast and the Furious movies were brought out for the memorial which, I understand, saw attendance swell into thousands. Over head, messages of love were flown by airplane — including a message from Paris Hilton (who, apparently, took time out of planning revenge on Lindsay Lohan for the assault of her brother to pay homage to Paul Walker). Click thru the gallery to see some photos from yesterday’s public memorial. A more private funeral has yet to take place but for fans, yesterday’s event was their chance to say their goodbyes.
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Posted under: Paul Walker, Roger Rodas
A Medley of Spears
Last week we got our first look at the newly released music video for Jamie Lynn Spears‘s new Country single How Could I Want More. Today, JL treats us all with a live performance of another of her new Country songs. Jamie Lynn has embarked on a short, intimate run of live concert performances to promote the upcoming release of her debut album and last night she performed the song Ms. Mississippi for a lucky group of fans. Midway thru the song, JL busted out a rendition of big sister Britney Spears‘s massive hit song Oops!… I Did It Again. She even managed to work in the hand-to-heart-pump dance move as she performed. And you MUST watch to the very end … JL gives our dear Britney a very sweet shoutout. Check out the video embedded above to watch the performance in full … or FFWD to the 2:05 mark for the start of JL‘s cover of Oops! I am in LOVE with this performance, are you?
In Loving Memory
The cast and crew of The Fast and the Furious put together a short video montage of scenes from the various films in the FF franchise in memory of their late friend and co-star Paul Walker. The clip pieces together special moments from the various films in an attempt to showcase just how close the cast is in real life, as a way of honoring their fallen friend. Fans of the films will recognize the scenes from the movies and should be reminded of how important Paul Walker is to his friends. The video comes with a message, which you can read in full below. More »