The LEGO building blocks company has released really cool sets over the years, most recently we learned that they are releasing Back to the Future building sets. But today, the company has really outdone itself. After fans voted on the designs, LEGO has decided to move forward with the limited edition release of a series of building sets called Research Institutes that ALL feature female scientists. This August, parents will be able to buy these female scientist building sets for their little girls and boys to play with. More »
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Celebrating The Fashion Icon's Best Of The Best
There has been so much going on this week, but I swear. I’ve only had one thing on my mind. Friggen Rihanna at the CFDA Fashion Awards. OMG. Now I know I’ve written about being anti-certain RiRi movements in the past, but the bottom line is she deserved every inch of that award, and she showed up (IMO) looking like a fashion icon. I loved that she paid homage to Josephine Baker, and I love that she also had a sense of humor about it. So, let’s celebrate #Throwback Thursday with some of her greates looks in music videos. Click inside for more!
As some of you may remember, Django Unchained changed my liiiife. There are so many Tarantino movies I love, I cannot count the ways. But Django did something else to me. For that reason, you’d think I’d be a little wary of a television miniseries event, but I want all the Django I can get. So when I read that Quentin Tarantino was thinking about bringing some never-before-seen footage to television, I got psyched beyond belief. Click inside for more!
Reports maintain the employee sold the video for $250,000.
Disney has released an album titled DConstructed that features popular Disney songs remixed for an EDM audience. The first single, of course, is the hottest song in the world right now — Let It Go, as featured in the monster hit animated film Frozen. For the Frozen remix, Armin van Buuren has been tapped to do the honors and as you can hear above, he really did a great job re-imagining the song for electronic music fans. Click above to hear the Armin van Buuren remix of Let It Go and then click below to see which other Disney songs have been remixed for this EDM album. More »
Make-Up is Magic
Earlier today we learned which actresses have been cast to play the lead roles of Jem and the Holograms
in the upcoming live-action movie adaptation of the 80′s cartoon of the same name. Right now, PITNB
points me in the direction of a set of photos of these actresses in makeup as the characters they will play in the movie. The photos are just teases as you can see above and below but they do give us our first look at what Jem and the Holograms
will look like when they come to life in this new movie. The photo above is of Aubrey Peeples
. Click below to see her band The Holograms
in real life. More »
Last weekend, during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Pharrell brought up on stage a whole SLEW of guest performers to sing with him during his set. Last night, for the second weekend of Coachella, Pharrell brought up a few different performers to sing with him … most notably, Jay Z. Among the guests who appeared on stage last night with Pharrell was Busta Rhymes, T.I., Pusha T and Usher … but it was Jay‘s appearance that made his set legendary. Click the video embedded above to watch Pharrell perform on stage with Jay Z last night see all the fun that we missed by not being there.
The TV Guide
Each year, independent record stores in the US and the UK participate in Record Store Day where customers are lured into their shops to buy limited edition releases on vinyl, cassette, etc. In years past, I’ve had varying degrees of success on RSD, oftentimes resulting in tears more than joy. This year, two of my all-time favorite bands — Garbage and Veruca Salt — released NEW music in honor of RSD and I knew that I HAD to be successful in procuring those releases … or else. The Garbage single is limited to 4000 copies and the VS single is limited to 1000 copies — worldwide! After many hours of waiting in line, and after making a few new friends in the process, I am happy to say that I was completely successful today in that I was able to get a copy of everything on my list :) More »
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Way back in 2010 it was reported that plans were in the works for a new 3D sequel to the classic 80s movie Gremlins. Today we learn that those sequel plans have been scrapped in lieu of a new plan to reboot the film franchise altogether. At this point, there aren’t a lot of solid details about this reboot plan but it is being reported that the folks at Warner Bros. are keen on coming up with a whole new Gremlins movie to entertain a whole new generation of fans. More »
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Courtney Love has revealed that she and her former Hole bandmates — Eric Erlandson, Patty Schemel and Melissa Auf Der Maur — have reunited to see how they “feel” as whispers of a full on Hole reunion begin to swirl. Love is going on tour next month and it seems reasonable to believe that the original Hole line-up may be going on tour with her. The Quietus managed to speak “at length” with Courtney last night so more details are on the way about the possibility of an official Hole reunion … but as it stands right now, the bandmates are playing music together again and that bodes very well for the eventual return of Hole. More »