And He Said a LOT of Things
Kanye West invited a select group of folks — friends, bloggers, members of the media, Beyoncé, Jay-Z — to attend an impromptu listening party for his new album Yeezus at Milk Studios in NYC, NY. In addition to allowing the people in attendance a first listen of his entire new album, he also revealed new information about the folks he collaborated with on the disc. Previously we learned that West worked with Daft Punk on his song Black Skinhead but he revealed last night that Daft Punk worked on other songs as well. Click below to read some deets about what was revealed by Kanye last night and watch video of him talking to the crowd after it was all said and done. More »
Posted under: 'Yeezus', Kanye West
Plus, Watch Whedon's 'Much Ado' Q&A in LA
Joss Whedon‘s big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s masterpiece comedy Much Ado About Nothing opened in just 3 cities over the weekend but the indie film managed to rack in a big enough box office from just 5 theaters that it is being hailed as a huge success. Much Ado is scheduled to open wider across the country (and in other countries) in a couple of weeks but because it did so well in just 3 cities, there is a strong possibility that the film will be offered in more cities once the film opens wide. In LA, Joss and some of his Much Ado actors participated in Q&A sessions after screenings of the film … and you can watch one of those Q&As in full below. Read on to learn how well Much Ado did at the specialty box office over the weekend and watch Joss and his cast discuss their movie with fans. More »
The 2013 Tony Awards were handed out at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, NY last night to the most deserving players, writers and shows of the current Broadway season. For the 4th time in as many years, actor/Broadway veteran Neil Patrick Harris served as host for the night’s festivities. The musicals Kinky Boots and Matilda won big at the awards show last night but, IMHO, NPH stole the entire show right from the start with his crazy impressive opening number. As you can see in the embed above, Neil incorporated many of the Broadway shows that were nominated for awards last night into his We’re Going Bigger opening number and he exhibited an adept skill at singing, dancing, comedy, magic, rapping … you name it, he did it ALL in just the first 8 minutes of the awards show last night. Watch his opening performance in full above and then, if you still care, click below to find out who won awards at the 2013 Tony Awards last night. More »
“I just talked to Jesus, and he said, ‘What’s up, Yeezus?’"
Birthday boy Kanye West was among the featured performers at the 2013 Governor’s Ball on Randall Island in NY this weekend and he used the opportunity to debut new music that will appear on his forthcoming new album Yeezus, due out this month. Kanye performed his new tracks New Slaves and Black Skinhead but he also performed a brand new song titled I Am A God. I suppose it should come as no surprise that a man that would name his album Yeezus would pen a song titled I Am A God. The embed above features a long clip of the track with my favorite line of lyrics being:
I just talked to Jesus
he said, ‘What’s up, Yeezus?’
and I said, ‘Shit, I’m chillin’
trying to stack these millions.
Honestly, based on what I hear from this live performance, I dig the track … a lot. I like all of the new music that we’ve heard thus far that will appear on West‘s upcoming new album, so, yeah … I’m excited to hear more. What do y’all think of I Am A God? Are you impressed?
UPDATE: Kanye West debuted another new song, reportedly titled On Site, in his performance which you can watch below. More »
MM Pretends to Cut his Wrists in his Ode to Paris
Last week we learned the heartbreakingly sad news that Paris Jackson, the only daughter of the late Michael Jackson, attempted suicide when she cut her wrists with a meat cleaver and swallowed a bunch of pills. It was reported shortly thereafter that Paris‘s suicide attempt was reportedly partly due to the fact that she wanted to attend an upcoming Marilyn Manson concert and her family wouldn’t allow out. The MM concert took place Friday night at the Gipson Amphitheater in LA and Manson decided to dedicate a song to Paris who was, obviously, not in attendance at the concert. Manson chose the song Disposable Teens to dedicate to Jackson … a song that deals with teen suicide. Additionally, Manson simulated wrist slitting with a fake knife … which, IMHO, was done in poor, poor taste. Ugh. I want to believe that Marilyn Manson had his heart in the right place by dedicating the song to Paris but I can’t help but feel he went about the gesture in the worst way possible. Click below to see photos and video from his dedicated performance and judge for yourselves. More »
Plus James Franco Is Awesome In This New, NSFW Clip
Can I just say that I am so excited for this ridiculous film to come out? Friggen Pineapple Express was on last night and even though it was the edited version I still had a blast watching James Franco and Seth Rogen do their thing. Rogen‘s directorial debut This Is The End hits theatres next week and they’ve released a whole new batch of promo photos featuring Rihanna (who we saw in that one clip), Emma Watson (who we saw in that other hilarious clip), and the rest of the cast. Plus, there’s a new clip inside that is so gross and hilarious and NSFW, you betta hide ya wife and hide ya kids before you checkie out, lol! Peep the gallery and click inside for more!
That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
Was anybody watching the finale of Britain’s Got Talent last night? Because if you were, you probably had a moment when you were really confused as to why the hell there was a grown woman on stage laughing and throwing things during one of the performances. Well, according to E! News, the woman was Natalie Holt (one of the back-up singers from the group that was performing), and the things being thrown were actually eggs. LMAO. So yeah. It finally happened. Someone egged the ish out of Simon Cowell on live TV… and it’s kind of hard not to laugh about it. Between the randomness of it all, and the performers who tried desperately to go on with the show, it was just too much. Peep the video for more! Oh, and Natalie later apologized, so it’s fine.
No, Really. Listen To These Tracks Now!
New Zealand, stand up! I was perusing one of my fave music sites and came across an article about Lorde, a platinum-selling artist who I would have heard about ages ago if I was a Kiwi. But alas, most of us in the States just now being introduced to the pop singer. Still, better late than never– and the music is so dope, I don’t know if I woulda been ready for this a few months ago. She’s being compared to Lana Del Rey right now, but I think she’s definitely got her own style as well. Click inside to meet Lorde!
Posted under: 'Royals', Lorde
The Trailer's Kinda Meh, But I'm Still Excited!
A couple of weeks back I nearly lost my mind when I realized Netflix was finally streaming Woody Allen‘s Manhattan! Aghhh! I’d never seen it before! How did that happen?! Anyway, I’ve seen it now along with a few of his more contemporary works, so I’m officially a fan and very excited for his new flick, Blue Jasmine. Today we get our first look at the trailer and it’s got an interesting, typically-Woody plot. Cate Blanchett plays a woman in the midst of a breakdown after getting played and swindled by her husband (Alec Baldwin). She’s forced to live with her sister (Sally Hawkins) and it’s pretty much all downhill from there. Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Bobby Cannavale and Max Casella also have roles in the film. Peep the video for more!
It's Pretty Hilarious
LMAAAOOOoooo. Hide ya wife, hide ya kids! The red band trailer for Aubrey Plaza‘s upcoming movie is sooo NSFW, it’s hilarious. We saw the first promo for The To Do List a while back, and now we have more awesome footage. The premise is familiar– a dorky kid must lose his virginity before college– except he’s a she, and Aubrey Plaza is perfect as the 90s teen with a sexual to-do list written in her trapper keeper. LMAO. The best part of the trailer is that all the credits are written in that magical trapper keeper font. Loves it! Plus Alia Shawkat, Bill Hader (whose wife Maggie Carey wrote and directed the movie), Donald Glover, Rachel Bilson and lots of other familiar faces round out the cast. Peep the video for more!