"At my concerts, I make sure everybody has as good a time as possible."
So … yesterday we got to see video of Kanye West inadvertently yelling at a couple of wheelchair-bound concert goers in Sydney, Australia and today we get to hear Kanye‘s response to the release and circulation of that video. In case you are unaware, Kanye stopped his concert in Sydney and demanded that every single person in the audience stand up on their feet. He refused to resume the concert until EVERY SINGLE PERSON was standing up. He saw two people sitting down and he kept berating them from the stage until they stood up. He even sent his security detail to go find out why they were still seated after he commanded them to stand and discovered that the people sitting down were doing so because they were in wheelchairs. West performed a show in Brisbane, Aus last night and commented from the stage about the incident … and as you can imagine, he did so in spectacular Kanye West fashion. More »
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"I would like to say a few things to those who are skeptical of Scottish independence"
On September 18, Scotland will vote to decide if they wish to remain a part of the United Kingdom or wish to break off and become an independent country of their own. And while the matter is a very serious one, I would like to share a humorous video that pokes a bit of fun at the ballot initiative. Groundskeeper Willie, one of the beloved minor characters on The Simpsons, has come out in support of voting for Scottish independence and he explains his reasons why in the video embedded above. I would never presume to suggest that I, personally, have an opinion on how the people of Scotland should vote but I can appreciate that it is a very serious matter. On September 18, the people of Scotland might decide that for the first time in over 300 years, they no longer want to be connected politically to rule by the United Kingdom. I’m very anxious to see which way the vote will go but I have every confidence that the Scottish people will make the right decision for them. Any Scots out there have an opinion on the matter that they would like to share?
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"STAND UP! STAND UP! STAND UP!"
A few days ago, a story about Kanye West demanding that a pair of wheelchair-bound concert goers stand up during one of his concerts in Sydney, Australia started to make the rounds and, as you can see above, video footage of the incident has finally come to light. As you may have heard, Kanye stopped his concert that night and demanded that every single person in the audience stand up on their feet. He noticed that two people remained seated and he focused on them, demanding that they stand up or he would not continue the concert. It eventually was revealed that the concert goers he was yelling at where confined to their wheelchairs, showing Kanye to be an insensitive ass. The video is really awkward to watch but it does give you a very good understanding for the kind of person Kanye West truly is. Ugh.
In case you missed the original story, you can read about it below. More »
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Beating a Dead Horse
Ellen DeGeneres thought it would be a fun gag to sing the Frozen song Let It Go with Kristen Wiig despite the fact that neither woman knew the lyrics to the song … or something like that. The result? An expectedly terrible performance that actually turned out to be somewhat entertaining. If you’re not entirely sick of hearing Let It Go just yet, you will likely enjoy the video above … or it just may drive you over the edge and make you hate the song once and for all. Enjoy.
"Miss Everdeen, it's the things we love most that destroy us"
It’s here! The first full-length trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has been released and as you can see above, it looks like the movie is going to be a HUGE improvement from the book. It’s very rare that I prefer a movie adaptation to the original book source material but Mockingjay was not my fave book of the Hunger Games series. This first look at the movie version already looks much more exciting and engaging than the book … but, obvs, I’m making a snap judgement. Thus far, Mockingjay has been promoted with promo photos and posters. Now that the trailer is out, we can look forward to seeing actual footage from the film before it is released in theaters on November 21. This movie looks great! Do you love this trailer or what?!
And she killed it, natch
Lorde is currently on a US tour right now and last week she played a show in Philadelphia, PA where she performed a cover of Flashing Lights by Kanye West. As you can see in the fanshot video above, Lorde put her own spin on the track and delivered a brilliant performance of the song (which segued into her own song Bravado). Flashing Lights (from the album Graduation) is one of my fave Kanye songs and Lorde is one of my fave singer so, yeah, I’m living for this cover. I have EXCELLENT tickets to see Lorde when she plays the Greek Theater here in LA next month and I’m SO excited. I’ve been staying away from tour spoilers before I see the show but this Kanye cover is too good not to share. I hope you enjoy.
From their 'On The Run' Tour show
While we wait for official confirmation that Beyoncé is pregs with her second child, let’s turn our attention to B-Jay‘s joint concert venture On The Run which spent the weekend KILLING the game in Paris, France. As you may recall, we learned over the weekend that Bey brought out Nicki Minaj for a special performance of their Flawless remix at the Stade du France. The On The Run Tour shows that took place in France over the weekend were filmed for an upcoming HBO concert special that will air next week … but before we see that special, Bey and Jay want us to watch their just-released short film titled Bang Bang Part One. This short film is the first part of a trilogy of short films that concert attendees got to see on the On The Run Tour. Click the embed above to watch B-Jay get all cinematic and dramatic. Is there nothing this super couple cannot do?
PITNBr DJ FTW! And Other Awesomeness In Comments This Week!
It’s Sunday night and I may be losing my mind a bit. Somewhere between the start of First grade for one son, the start of Pre-K for another, and a third getting way more teeth than necessary, I think I’ve officially become one of those crazy mothers whoo just wants to put the kids to bed so she can catch up on The Strain, and make 10 sandwiches for the week. All of that to say, THANK YOU PITNBrs for another week of hilarious, awesome commentary to take my mind off the fact that I am probably losing my mind. Click inside for moooore!
No, really, it's short
Earlier today we got to see a fun batch of promo photos from the upcoming new season of American Horror Story: Freak Show and right now, we get to check out the latest teaser video for the new season. It’s a short little number that doesn’t really offer much but … who says size matters? OK, in this instance, maybe size does matter because, honestly, this teaser is pretty lacking. To make up for it, you can click below to check out another teaser video that is much better to watch, even if it’s presented in low quality. Enjoy. More »