It's so perfect, I can't even
After just over a month of teasing, Ryan Adams has finally released his cover version of Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album in full. Late yesterday, hours before the official appointed midnight release time, 1989 was made available for download on iTunes bringing to fruition one of Ryan Adams‘s most-anticipated albums. As you may recall, in early August, Ryan began tweeting about the idea of recording the entirety of Taylor‘s 1989 album as if it were performed by The Smiths and for weeks after, he teased the recording process with the release of snippets of his cover songs. Today we get to hear the album in full, starting with the opening track Welcome to New York embedded above and the rest of the songs from 1989 below. Have a listen, fall in lurve.
Posted under: '1989', 'All You Had To Do Is Stay', 'Bad Blood', 'Blank Space', 'How You Get the Girl', 'I Know Places', 'I Wish You Would', 'Out Of The Woods', 'Shake It Off', 'Style', 'This Love', 'Welcome To New York', 'Wildest Dreams', Ryan Adams, Taylor Swift
The body is ready
Every time I read a new story with details about Season Two of Amazon’s Transparent, there’s a certain point where I actually have to tell myself to calm down. Calm down Shannon. There’s never gonna be another Season One. Just calm down. So as I read this new bit of casting news, I talked myself down from the heights of Transparent fandom, and reminded myself not to get my hopes up in ridiculous ways. But yeah, no. Anjelica Huston is coming to Transparent Season Two and I CANNNOOOOOTTTTTTTTTT! Click inside for more!
Who's that girl? It's Meg!
While New Girl actor Damon Wayans has decided to leave the show again, there will be a new new girl on the block when season 5 of the series returns this season (and don’t forget, we learned last spring that John Cho has joined the cast as well). Because Zooey Deschanel will be taking maternity leave away from the show, actress Megan Fox has been cast as the new girl to take her place in her absence. On the show, Zooey‘s character Jess will “go away” while she is sequestered on jury duty and Megan‘s character will rent her room while she is gone. Read on to learn more about Megan‘s casting on New Girl and find out what we can expect when the show returns for season 5. More »
Posted under: 'New Girl', Megan Fox
Principal filming began yesterday on the set of a new Bourne Identity movie which will star actor Matt Damon back as the titular character Jason Bourne. As you may know, Damon left the film franchise back in 2007 after the release of The Bourne Ultimatum and was replaced with Jeremy Renner in 2012′s The Bourne Legacy. Then, more recently, Matt started talking about a possible return to the Bourne franchise if original director Paul Greengrass returned for another film. I suspect a hefty paycheck also came into play considering how well liked Damon‘s Bourne movies are. At present, this new Bourne Identity movie doesn’t have a title and is only referred to as Bourne 2016 but with Matt Damon back on board, I have a pretty good feeling the movie will do well at the box office. Click below to see the very shirtless Matt Damon on set yesterday and learn more about Bourne 2016. More »
"All the four main actors want to come back and do it."
Director Danny Boyle was in attendance at the Telluride Film Festival over the weekend to promote the release of his forthcoming film Steve Jobs (which stars Michael Fassbender in the titular role). In an interview with Deadline at the film fest, Boyle revealed his intention for his next film to be a sequel to his 1996 masterpiece Trainspotting. The film would be based on author Irvine Welsh‘s 2002 novel Porno, the sequel story to his original Trainspotting novel (which, of course, was the basis for the film). According to Boyle, all 4 of the main actors want to return for the sequel … so long as they can hammer out the scheduling. Click below to read exactly what Danny Boyle has to say about his plans for Trainspotting 2. More »
It's wine o'clock
ABC launched this week the promo campaign for their TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) night of programming and a very industrious Scandal fan recut the promo to feature only the scenes that star the cast of Scandal. The embed above is, essentially, a very fun new promo for Scandal season 5 that features our fave Scandal actors, some popcorn and lots of wine, obvs. It’s really cool to see the Scandal peeps we love having so much fun together and this promo is a fun way to tide us over until the new season of Scandal premieres on September 24. Stock up on bottles of wine, y’all. The time has almost come for us to get our drink on.
Posted under: 'Scandal'
Ryan Runs, Taylor & Avril, 'Compton' is a Massive Hit
- • Drag Queens of the Bible Belt [Buzzfeed]
- • Don’t you wish Ryan Phillippe liked to run in your neighborhood? [PopSugar]
- • Brangelina are headed to the AFI Film Festival [LaineyGossip]
- • Taylor Swift‘s concert in San Diego got Complicated with a guest appearance by Avril Lavigne [Idolator]
- • 65K fans in Detroit, MI sing Happy Birthday to Liam Payne of One Direction [GossipCop]
- • This guy really doesn’t like bugs [Towleroad]
- • Jimmy Carter is a national hero [Queerty]
- • Outrageous MTV VMAs Outfits [Ranker]
- • Straight Outta Compton is now the highest grossing biopic movie ever [Newser]
- • Jay Z finally joins Instagram [Global Grind]
- • Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish is 41, Lisa Ling is 42, Cameron Diaz is 43 and Michael Chiklis is 52 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
The TV Guide
Last night I made my way to The Troubadour in West Hollywood for an intimate concert performance by Carly Rae Jepsen in celebration of the release of her new album E•MO•TION. I am so impressed by her new album, I can’t even tell you. E•MO•TION is such a perfect pop album, I can’t even stand it. When I heard that she would be performing some of the songs from her new album at the Troubadour, I knew I had to attend. It turns out that almost all of the gays in West Hollywood and Lorde decided to attend as well. The show was so much fun, it was the perfect way to kick off a great new week. More »
Who needs Nene?
It was reported back in June that original castmember Nene Leakes has decided to leave the cast of Bravo TV‘s The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the forthcoming season which meant that the network had to find a replacement that would be able to fill a big void in the show. Today we learn that Bravo has reportedly added two new castmembers to the show in the hopes that they will be interesting enough to win over viewers. The report below maintains that Bravo has decided to add a transgender cast member to RHOA making her the first transgender castmember on any of the Real Housewives shows and if that wasn’t exciting enough, they have also added actress Kim Fields (Tootie from The Facts of Life) as a RHOA castmember as well. Um, yeah … this is amazing! More »
Coming September 7
In July we learned from his new band 3rd Eye Girl that Prince is readying the release of a “super funky” new album for “super hardcore fans”. Shortly there after, Prince released a new song titled Stare exclusively on Spotify, in spite of his legendary hatred of sharing his music on the Internet. Today we learn from Dr. Funkenberry that Prince has decided to release his new album, HitNRun, exclusively on Jay-Z‘s new music streaming service TIDAL. It would appear that Prince‘s resistance to sharing his music on the Internet is over. Click below to learn more about Prince‘s new album, which will be released on TIDAL in September. More »