The best video you'll see all day
During a performance of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles last week, a magical and entirely wonderful thing occurred … the group busted out one of the most inventive live performances of Britney Spears‘s hit song Work Bitch EVER! It is being reported that our dear Britney Spears was in the audience at this June 20 performance by the GMCLA when they performed her song and as you can hear in the video embedded above, they only only thoroughly entertained the audience (Britney included, I’m sure) but they also delivered an excellent rendition of her song. I have a feeling that this video will be the best thing you’ll see all day, possibly all week. Please enjoy.
"Rap music has always been about storytelling"
Drake has teamed up with Fader magazine and Sprite on a new short film titled Obey Your Thirst that is meant to be an inspirational look at the rapper’s work. Filmed earlier this year, the short film embedded above features live concert footage from his show in February at Irving Plaza in NYC. Additionally, the short film features interview footage of Drake talking about his musical inspiration to become a better rapper. He doesn’t fear other established rappers, he says, instead … he’s more “worried” by the “kid sitting in his house that wants to be better than me and all those guys. That’s who I’m competing with.” To be honest, I think I’d be able to enjoy this inspirational film about Drake much better if it wasn’t titled after the Sprite advertising tagline Obey Your Thirst, mostly because it just sounds like a commercial. I do get that as a sponsor, Sprite wants people to know about their collaboration … I just wish it wasn’t so heavy-handed. Still, I think Drake fans will be able to appreciate this short film. It has been titled Obey Your Thirst, Episode 1 so the suggestion is that there will be more short films to come. Have a looksee and see what you think. Is this short film the kind of thing you want more of from Drake?
Ahead of the US Supreme Court's ruling to come this month
As the US waits with bated breath on the ruling from the US Supreme Court that will determine the legality of same-sex marriage in all 50 states, we see today that former First Lady/Senator/US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released a new campaign video for her presidential run that is focused entirely on equality and specifically on the celebration of same-sex marriage. Titled simply Equal, this new campaign video seems to make plainly evident that Clinton believes that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of same-sex marriage when they hand down their decision this month. I am not going to jinx anything by saying anything other than the Court will issue its next ruling tomorrow and their final rulings for this term next week. Their decision on same-sex marriage will be among the rulings handed down either tomorrow or (more likely) next week. For now, I hope you will enjoy the beautiful message in this Clinton campaign video and I hope it bodes well for the news to come from the Supreme Court shortly.
"Nothing Else Matters"
Back in February we got to check out the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming new season of Heroes Reborn, set to premiere on NBC this fall. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for the series that features a beautiful rendition of Metallica‘s song Nothing Else Matters. None of the Heroes characters, either old or new, are seen in this video promo … just scenes from a world wondering Where Are The Heroes? The answer to that question will come when Heroes Reborn airs on NBC this coming TV season. Are you ready?
Posted under: 'Heroes Reborn'
Live from 'Late Night'
It’s a shame that Saturday Night Live season 40 ended back in May because we, the people, have really missed out on the opportunity for SNL to spoof the story of Rachel Dolezal. But, after almost 2 weeks of the Dolezal craziness, we finally get what we’ve been waiting for. Former SNL writer Seth Meyers invited former SNL castmember Maya Rudolph to appear as a guest on his late night talk show and she busted out the Rachel Dolezal impersonation that has been severely lacking in our popular culture. It’s not a SNL skit but this bit will do, watch the embed above and enjoy.
He is expected to feature in 'Civil War'
Back in March we first started hearing rumors about which young actors were in contention to become the new Spider-Man in the next phase of movies from Sony Pictures. As you may recall, Sony and Marvel Studios reached an agreement where they will share usage of the Spider-Man character on the big screen and it is expected that the new Spider-Man will be featured in the upcoming Marvel movie Captain America: Civil War before he stars in his own set of Spider-Man movies. Today we learn that Tom Holland (The Impossible) has won the coveted role of the web-slinging superhero. Move over Tobey McGuire, step aside Andrew Garfield … there’s a new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man on the scene. More »
Surf's up, Pants down
Actor Liam Hemsworth did a bit of surfing here in SoCal last weekend (before he appeared on stage with his Independence Day 2 co-stars to reveal the title of the movie yesterday) and as you can see below, it was a sight to behold. Paparazzi managed to get video of Liam surfing the tasty waves in Malibu, CA — which is fun to watch — but they also managed to get photos of Liam accidentally flashing his bum after he stripped off his wet suit while dressing near his car after his surfing excursion. Click below to see what Liam got up to at the beach last weekend and see how much fun surfing can be … for spectators ;) More »
Posted under: Liam Hemsworth
When the shizz hits the fan
Earlier this month we got to see a bunch of promo photos from the forthcoming premiere season of the Walking Dead spin-off series Fear The Walking Dead, which will air on AMC this summer. Today we get to see a new promo video for the show which is creepy … even tho it doesn’t really show anything. As you may recall, in March we got to see the first promo video for Fear The Walking Dead and that, too, didn’t show much of anything really scary … so it looks like the promo plan is to tease, tease, tease. AMC is also teasing the premiere date of Fear The Walking Dead, telling us only that it will start in August. Still, I’m excited for this new series … it’ll be fun to see how the zombie apocalypse affects Los Angeles, don’t you think?
We are just about a year away from the theatrical release of the upcoming sequel film Independence Day 2 and in celebration of that fact, the studio has announced the title of the new film. As you can see above, the second Independence Day movie has been titled Resurgence … which is terrible but whatevs. Additionally, promo images of director Roland Emmerich on the ID2 set have been released along with the official plot synopsis and a Q&A/press conference video that features the cast of Resurgence talking about the forthcoming movie. Click below to see more from ID2: Resurgence. More »
Posted under: 'Independence Day 2: Resurgence', Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie Usher, Judd Hirsch, Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Roland Emmerich, Sela Ward, Vivica A. Fox
After a producer for The Simpsons made comments stating that Homer and Marge Simpson would be having a “legal separation” in the upcoming season of The Simpsons, everyone pretty much lost their shizz for a day … until a spokesperson for the show backtracked and denied that Homer and Marge will be splitting up at all. Today, we learn that Fox has released a short promo video for The Simpsons that features Homer & Marge addressing what they refer to as “baseless rumors” that they are splitting up. All of this smells like shenanigans to get people interested in watching The Simpsons so … if you’re interested, you can watch the video above and see what you think. Personally, I think this little gimmicky hoax is dumb but, it worked. This is the third post I’ve written on The Simpsons in the past month so, the strategy works. The 27th season of The Simpsons will premiere on Fox this fall.