"Are we dysfunctional? Yes. "
Just a short time ago, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of Blink-182 issued an official statement making it very clear that fellow Blink member Tom DeLonge had decided to take an “indefinite hiatus” from the band so he could focus on other “non-musical endeavors”. The surviving members of Blink announced that Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio would be filling in for Tom at already scheduled Blink-182 shows. Shortly after news of Tom‘s departure from Blink started making the rounds, DeLonge posted a message on his official Facebook profile saying, Nah, he didn’t quit the band … so … yeah, that’s what’s going on in the world of Blink-182 these days. Click below to read Tom‘s statement regarding his not quitting the band. More »
Posted under: Blink-182, Tom DeLonge
Wanted: A Crow
Plans to reboot the now classic 1994 film The Crow with a new franchise and a new star started up again in earnest in early 2012 and since then a string of actors have been reportedly attached to the project. First it was Bradley Cooper, then it was Tom Hiddleston … even Alexander Skarsgård‘s name has been bandied about. But in May of 2013, it was decided that actor Luke Evans would play The Crow in this rebooted franchise. Today we learn that, nope, Luke Evans will not play The Crow because he has bowed out of the project … leaving producers to begin the search, again, for a new Crow. More »
Posted under: 'The Crow', Luke Evans
The Belle of the ball
Back in June we learned that Disney is planning to make a live-action adaption of Beauty and the Beast and today we learn that the studio has found its Beauty. Emma Watson, everyone’s favorite feminist goddess, has signed on to play Belle in Disney‘s new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast which will be directed, we already know, by Bill Condon. Interestingly, Stephen Chbosky, who will write the script for this new version of Beauty, directed Watson in the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This is all coming together perfectly, isn’t it? More »
Announces Release Date for her new album 'Piece By Piece'
Earlier this month, Kelly Clarkson released her insanely infectious new pop song Heartbeat Song and she teased a March release for her new album Piece By Piece. Today, Kelly brings us the lyric video for Heartbeat Song and confirms that her new album will be released on March 3. Click the embed above to have another listen of Kelly‘s sick new song and learn those lyrics that you may have been singing incorrectly. Then, mark your calendars for March 3 because that’s the day Kelly will BLESS US with a new collection of new music. Woot!
"I'm not going back"
Back in February of last year we first learned that NBC is planning to reboot their old Heroes TV series as a new limited sequel series titled Heroes Reborn. In June, we learned that actor Jack Coleman has signed on to reprise his role as Noah Bennett (aka HRG – horn rimmed glasses) in this rebooted version of Heroes. Today we learn, unfortunately, that actor Zachary Quinto has decided NOT to return to the show, which likely means that his villainous character Sylar won’t be returning for Heroes Reborn as well. More »
So happy together?
Back in November we learned that Frances Bean Cobain, the only daughter of the late Kurt Cobain and still alive and kicking Courtney Love, was executive producing a new documentary film about her father titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Yesterday, at the Sundance Film Festival, Montage of Heck was world premiered … and Frances Bean was reunited at the event with her estranged mother. For the most part, it looked like everyone was all smiles for the event … in a seeming show that hatchets have been buried and all is well betwixt Frances and Courtney again. More »
"Cause so cold in the D, it is as days begin to tick away"
Back in November, we got our first listen of Eminem‘s new song Detroit Vs. Everybody, which features guest performances by Royce da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick Trick. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the song, which does feature all of the guest rappers on the track. Filmed in Detroit, this video is an excellent representation of the beautiful city that I love. Click the embed above to watch Detroit all-star video for Detroit Vs. Everybody.
"Why would the law treat [gays] differently?"
A week ago today, we learned that the US Supreme Court has decided to take up the case that will determine — once and for all — the legality of same-sex marriage here in the United States. In an interview at the White House with You Tube star GloZell Green, President Obama expressed his desire for the Supreme Court to come “to the right decision” and legalize same-sex marriage in our country. President Obama has spoken openly about his support for marriage equality in the past, so his comments in the interview embedded above aren’t a big surprise … but it’s still nice to hear our president endorse the equal treatment of all US citizens when it comes to marriage equality. The full interview is 47 minutes long but you can skip to the 23:40 mark of the video to hear Obama‘s comments on the upcoming Supreme Court decision.
Straight to VOD
Remember that movie that Sarah Michelle Gellar filmed in NYC that was titled Veronika Decides to Die? Of course you don’t because she filmed the movie way back in 2008, which is basically a million years ago. Some of you PITNB old schoolers may remember this SMG film because, at the time, I was very excited that Gellar was returning to us for the first time since Buffy the Vampire Slayer went off the air. Since that time, SMG has starred in two failed TV shows — Ringer on The CW and The Crazy Ones on CBS — and Veronika was never released … until now. Almost 7 years after it was filmed, Veronika Decides to Die is finally being released here in the US … via Video On Demand. Click below to learn more/be reminded of this new old SMG movie and watch a clip of footage from Veronika Decides to Die. More »
The New Kara Zor-El has Been Found
Back in September we learned that CBS is producing a new TV series based on the DC Comics superhero Supergirl. Last month, we heard that The Originals actress Claire Hoult was being discussed as the actress to play Supergirl in this new series but today we learn that the role has gone to Glee actress Melissa Benoist. Benoist, who also has a small role in the very excellent film Whiplash, has won the role of Kara Zor-El (Supergirl) in this new series that will be written/produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family, The New Normal). Read on for more deets. More »