This Nirvana cover was fun but, ultimately, pointless
For a few weeks now, we’ve seen video of music performances from the current season of American Horror Story: Freak Show where characters set in the 1950s perform modern day pop songs. Last night, actor Evan Peters performed a cover of Come As You Are by Nirvana on the show and while it was a fun performance, it had absolutely nothing at all to do with the storyline. Essentially, AHS has become a freak show version of Glee where pop songs are just thrown in because they have to be. I’m sorry to say that Freak Show has, thus far, been a very lackluster season of American Horror Story for me. While I thought the including of these fun musical performances helped the show, I know see that they are hurting the show. I dunno. I just don’t really care about what is happening this season on AHS and that’s a shame because this series really should be something to look forward to watching rather than something to just sit through. Did you watch last night? Are you loving this season?
It’s very possible that the embed above will stop working because it was uploaded by a fan but just in case, you can still hear the audio of Evan‘s cover of Come As You Are HERE.
Last year, Hostel director Eli Roth revealed that he directed unused music video footage the year before for Marilyn Manson that features Lana Del Rey that ended up being “so sick” that it sat “locked in a vault”. Today, we see that a portion of that previously unseen footage has made its way to the Internets. In the NSFW clip embedded above, we see a bit of disturbing imagery, including a scene where Lana Del Rey appears to be sexually assaulted (by, it looks like, director Eli Roth). This, folks, is what happens when Eli Roth, Marilyn Manson and LDR all decide to collaborate together.
Last week I started out #ThrowbackThursday with Gwen Stefani and Fergie Ferg by talking about how someone I know is maybe obsessed with Fergie in a very real way. That someone recently informed me that our #ThrowbackThursday list was null and void, as Clumsy had been omitted. I had one of those, OMG, I knew I was forgetting something moments and I’m trying to fix that this week. So here it it, Clumsy, which is actually my fave Fergie song ever. Click inside for more!
"I'm sorry, I don't speak 'loser'"
It’s here! The first trailer for next spring’s sure-to-be BLOCKBUSTER HIT film Pitch Perfect 2 has been released!! Yesterday, as you may recall, we got to see the cast of Pitch Perfect 2 on the cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine and we also go to see the just-released first poster for the flick. Today, in an embarrassment of riches, we get to see the first footage from PP2 and get our first really good look at what to expect in the sequel. The a capella battles are going global, y’all. Can the Barden Bellas take on the world? Um, DUH! Have a look above at this first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 and start counting down the days with me until the movie hits theaters on May 15.
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With musical guest Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson
Cameron Diaz has a new movie to promote, Annie, and as such, she has been tapped as the guest host of Saturday Night Live this weekend. Cam will be joined by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson as the musical guests so at the very least, you must tune in to watch their live performance of their new song Uptown Funk. It’s highly unlikely that SNL will suddenly get funny this weekend but … one can always hope.
The TV Guide
Last night, I met up with my friend Amelia for a quick drink/catch-up sesh at The Well before we made our way into the Hollywood Palladium to see Tegan and Sara live in concert. I love me some Tegan and Sara so I had been looking forward to the show for some time now. And because I never get to spend as much time as I like with Amelia, I’m so glad that she was free last night to see the show with me. We had the best time ever … probably aided by the fact that the beers we drank were so large ;) More »
“I remember a lot of pain . . . "
For a few weeks now, Bill Cosby has been at the center of a firestorm of controversy in the wake of various women alleging that Cosby had raped them. These rape allegations have existed for years but they’ve recently come to the forefront after a stand up comedian made a joke a few weeks ago referencing the years of Cosby rape allegations. Then, one after the other, women have come forward to tell their stories regarding sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of Bill Cosby. Last night, model Janice Dickinson made an appearance on Entertainment Tonight to reveal that she, too, had been raped by Bill Cosby back in 1982. She says he drugged her before he assaulted her … which is something that Cosby used to joke about in his stand up routines. Wow. Netflix announced previously that Bill Cosby would be getting his own comedy special but, in the wake of these rape allegations, they have decided to postpone the special. Cosby, for his part, denies everything. Click below to hear Janice share her story, in her own words. More »
Have Courage and Be Kind
Back in May we got our first tease of the upcoming live-action Disney film Cinderella and yesterday, we got a sneak peek of the film’s first full-length trailer. Today, at last, we get to check out the just-released first trailer and get a really good look at the characters we all know and love as they will appear in this new film adaptation. Disney‘s Cinderella stars Lily James as Ella/Cinderella, Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine/The Evil Step Mother, Game of Thrones star Richard Madden as Prince Charming and Helena Bonham Carter as The Fairy Godmother. It’s a classic tale that we already know, retold for a new audience. The look and color of this trailer reminds me a lot of Mirror Mirror, that horrible retelling of Snow White that came out in 2012 but I’m hopeful that Cinderella will turn out much better. What do you think of this trailer? I love Cate Blanchett as The Evil Step Mother but I totally rolled my eyes at seeing Helena Bonham Carter as The Fairy Godmother. HMMM. Do you love this … or nah?
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OH MY GOD (of Thunder)
People magazine has announced the man they have selected as the Sexiest Man Alive for 2014 and, wouldn’t you know it, they went with Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth as this year’s main man. Hemsworth, as you should be well aware, has played a range of roles in films but he is probably best known these days as the golden-haired hottie who brings the Marvel Comics superhero Thor to life on the big screen. A happily married father of three, Hemsworth is exactly the kind of man that People likes to select as the year’s sexiest … handsome, approachable and safe. More »