"They tried to make it about race. I don’t think that’s fair"
One thing that’s always interesting about race relations and conversations about race is the fact that most people believe that if they’re not an active member of the KKK, and they’ve never used the word “nigger” as a racial slur (and even if they have, but it was just an honest mistake… or whatever), then they are not racist, nor have they ever practiced racism. I’m sure the Ferguson mayor, James Wallace Knowles III, doesn’t think he’s a racist. But when you refuse to acknowledge or see racism in the very city you’re supposed to be running (or in any city, anywhere), you are a racist. Or a coward. Probably both. So here’s racist/coawrdice Ferguson mayor saying more racist ish, without even wearing a white hood over his head.
Audiences will meet Kurt for the first time
A couple of weeks ago, we got to see the first trailer for the upcoming documentary film Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck directed by Brett Morgan but executive produced by Cobain‘s daughter Frances Bean. Today we get to see an interview with Morgan about the film. According to Brett, audiences will be introduced to Kurt Cobain for the first time in his film because there is much that the public doesn’t yet know about him. We can look to HBO for the release of Montage of Heck but the film will show in select theaters so that it can be considered for Academy Award nomination. This is a pretty interesting interview but I’m just so ready to see the actual film itself.
Have no Fear (Well, OK, have a lot of Fear)
Earlier this month we learned that AMC has decided to pick up the much-anticipated Walking Dead spin-off for two short seasons months before the series is meant to debut later this year. Today we learn officially that this new spin-off series has finally been given a name. The first footage of this new series will be world premiered in a preview trailer that is set to be released after the current season of The Walking Dead airs its season finale episode this Sunday night … but you don’t have to wait that long to find out what the new spin-off has been titled. Have no fear, friends, you can learn the spin-off title below. More »
The New Kids on the Block
Marvel has just released a new video featurette that introduces us to the new characters in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. As you can see above, Joss Whedon explains that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are twins, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, and they are very powerful additions to the the Avengers supergroup. Check out this video feature to hear Whedon, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chris Evans talk about these super siblings and what they will bring to The Avengers: Age of Ultron when it opens on May 1.
Bearskin rug, anyone?
Filming production has begun in earnest for the much-anticipated Deadpool movie due to hit theaters next February and today I have a very special treat to share with all y’all. You may recall that last month, actor Ryan Reynolds gave us our first look at a prototype of the Deadpool mask he will wear in the movie. Today he gives us our first look at the full Deadpool costume in the most Deadpool way possible. Click below to see Ryan in costume as Deadpool laying on a bearskin rug because THIS is how you debut a Deadpool costume to fans of the character. More »
Way back in 2010, we first learned that rapper turned actor Eminem had signed on to star in a boxer movie titled Southpaw — which was to be his first starring role in a movie since his role in the Academy Award-winning film 8 Mile. In 2011, we learned that Southpaw was ready to go into production … and then we didn’t hear anything about the movie until it was revealed that Jake Gyllenhaal would, instead, be starring in the film (you may recall we got our first look at Jake in a promo photo for the movie last November). Today we get to see the first trailer released for Southpaw and I think you’ll agree, this movie packs a huge emotional punch. We get a lot of the film’s story in this first trailer and I have to admit, I’m intrigued to see more. This movie was directed by Antoine Fuqua (who directed Training Day) and was written by Kurt Sutter (who wrote Sons of Anarchy) and it looks pretty damn good. Check out the trailer above and see what you think.
"I feel like I'm doing what's right"
The surviving members of One Direction have had their say regarding Zayn Malik‘s decision to quit One Direction but for the first time since he announced he was leaving the group, we are hearing today from Zayn himself. Malik gave his first interview since quitting 1D to the British publication The Sun and he reveals why, exactly, he decided to leave the group. Rumors have been flying that Zayn left 1D to take care of his personal relationship with his fiancée in the wake of a possible cheating scandal but Zayn maintains that he left the group because he felt it was the “right thing” for him to to at this point in his life because he hasn’t been “happy” as a member of One Direction for “some time”. HMMM. Click below to read excerpts from Zayn‘s interview and hear straight from the horses mouth his reasons for quitting 1D. More »
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"I think this is important to say"
Earlier today we read the first tweets posted online by the surviving members of One Direction — Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horran and Harry Styles — in the wake of Zayn Malik‘s decision yesterday to leave the group. Clearly, one tweet from Liam wasn’t enough for him to get everything off his chest so he took to his official Twitter profile again a short time ago to expound more fully on all the feels he is dealing with right now. As you can read below, Liam says that it is OK for fans to be a bit sad over Zayn‘s departure but HAVE FAITH! Liam swears that “there’s a lot more to come” … or at least, he thinks there is. Read his full Twitter statement below. More »
"You make my heart go ::whistle whistle::"
We know that Hilary Duff is readying the release of a new album (at long last) and that she will be starring in a new TV sitcom titled Younger so it makes total sense that she would marry these two things into one massive promo item. Hilary Duff previews her new single Sparks, due out on April 7, in this just-released new promo video for her TV Land TV series Younger, which premieres on March 31. Hello! So much Hilary Duff, all at once. Can you stand it? Click above to hear Hil. D‘s new song and get a second look at her new TV show. Amazing, right?
Bonus: click below to see the cover art for Sparks. More »
"Last night I dreamt of Major Lazer"
Remember last July when we first learned that Diplo was working with Madonna on music for her new album and he teased their collaboration with a small snippet of a remix he did of her song La Isla Bonita which featured new vocals recorded by Madonna? Well, this week, Diplo aka Major Lazer debuted the full dubplate of his 2014 La Isla Bonita mix on his BBC Radio 1Xtra mixtape show. Click below to hear Diplo / Major Lazer‘s full hour-long mix that features, at last, his remix of Madonna‘s La Isla Bonita. More »