Not content with being the musical mastermind of one of the greatest groups in modern music or being an Academy Award-winning film composer, Trent Reznor is now composing music for video game trailers … like this one for Batman: Arkham Knight. Reznor has LONG been a fan of video game composition. Back in the mid-’90s, Reznor composed an entirely original score for the Quake video game, years before anyone else was seriously paying attention to video game music composition. I LOVE that TR is now working on the Batman video games because, honestly, I can’t think of a better pairing. Check out the Be The Batman trailer above to hear a new version of the Nine Inch Nails song The Wretched adapted for this video game see how well Reznor‘s music works in the video game world of Batman.
"When you change the world, Prepare to defend it"
Earlier today we heard from actor Michael B. Jordan about the racist comments that he’s been receiving ever since it was announced that he won the role of The Human Torch / Johnny Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot movie. Right now, we get to see MBJ and his fellow F4 castmates in a new international trailer for their movie. I can’t say that I’m yet wowed by what we’ve seen thus far of this new F4 movie (tho I am very impressed with the way Jordan is handling himself) but I’m a longtime fan of the comic book characters so I’m deffo interested in seeing this movie when it comes out on August 7.
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Last month our collective hearts were broken when we learned that lovebirds Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield decided to go on a break. “Going on a break“, as I’m sure you’re well aware, is really the first step towards being dunzo for good … but in rare cases, breaks can be called off and estranged lovers can resume their romances. I am very happy to inform you that in the case of Emma and Andrew, the break is over and they are BACK ON! It’s unfortunate that this news has to come from a paparazzi videographer who, it looks like, hid up a tree to get photos of the couple back together but the important thing to note is that Emma and Andrew are together again. It looks like love isn’t dead after all. Woot!
From the producer of "Bridesmaids" and a "Parks and Rec" writer
Just about every day I see a tweet or a headline from someone who just isn’t on the Amy Schumer train. And I get it. She’s a particular type of comedian, and she’s not for everybody. Unfortunately for me, I have become blinded by my love for her and have trouble critiquing her work. I just… effing… love her. Last night I finally caught her Babies and Bustiers sketch and I just fell in love all over again. So I’m psyched to hear that she’s heading to Fox for a new series, and she’s teaming up with some folks from Bridesmaids and Parks and Recreation. Click inside for more!
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"This is the best idea we've ever had"
Last night, NBC aired a telethon to benefit Red Nose Day here in the US which is an initiative to raise funds for needy families. Among the skits and performances aired during the telethon, was the bit embedded above that shows us what a Game of Thrones musical composed by Coldplay might look and sound like. I didn’t watch the telethon last night but I do love this clip. Check it out, see if you like it, too. And if you would like to donate to support Red Nose Day, you can do so HERE.
Britney Spears performed her last Britney: Piece of Me show in Las Vegas this week before she breaks for the summer for a little hiatus. To celebrate her last show for a while, she invited model (and Toxic music video co-star) Tyson Beckford to perform on stage with her during her performance of Freakshow (you may recall that Nicole Ritchie is another celeb who performed Freakshow with Britney in Vegas last year). Click below to watch video of Britney and Tyson getting freaky in Las Vegas together and savor the moment … our dear Britney Spears won’t be performing in Vegas again until after the summer is over. More »
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Bill Murray has teamed up with director Sofia Coppola for a new Xmas special that will air on Netflix later this year and as you can see in the first teaser above, it looks like A Very Murray Christmas will have the same feel as their brilliant film Lost In Translation. According to Netflix, this holiday special will be “an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit.” Guest stars will include George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus, and more … so, yeah, it’s going to be massive. I can’t even tell you how excited I am by the prospect of Murray and Coppola working together again on a new project. There is no release date yet but this special should be out by the holidays. Ho Ho Ho!
It's a girl
Universal Pictures has released a new TV spot for the forthcoming sequel film Jurassic World, which will come roaring into theaters on June 12, that is all about the baby dinos … their births, actually. As you may recall, back in 1993 when the original film was released, we were wowed by the sight of baby dinosaurs (velociraptors, in particular) being born from their eggs. It looks like Jurassic World is happy to capitalize on that memory of dino birth for this new film, too. It’s brilliant to remind people how much they love Jurassic Park because it will likely get them exited to rush out and see Jurassic World. I know I’ll be there opening day, will you?
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Best Bodies Issue
Earlier today we learned that Jennifer Lopez is featured on the cover of the Best Bodies issue of Us Weekly magazine and right now, we learn that she’s not the only hot bod worth checking out within the magazine’s pages. Us Weekly gathered together a group of ’90s heartthrob hunks to show the world how hot they look today … even hotter than they did in their youth. Assembled below is David Chokachi (Baywatch), Joey Lawrence (Blossom), Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills, 90210) and Antonio Sabato, Jr. (General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful) … lookin’ really, really good in their advanced age. Have a look. The behind the scenes video from the guys’ photoshoot autoplays so, be warned. More »