I'm still not convinced
Last last month we got to see the first video promo for NBC‘s upcoming live musical production Peter Pan Live! scheduled to air this holiday season and today we get to hear actress Allison Williams sing as Peter Pan for the first time in this just released new video promo. As you can also see in the video embedded above, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook is utter perfection … but … the more footage I see from this production, the more I’m convinced it’s not the show for me. I love musical theater … but not all musical theater. In any event, I have a feeling this new production of Peter Pan will do well for NBC. Have a look at the video above and see if it looks like something that YOU will want to watch when it airs on NBC on December 4.
Band Aid 30 includes 1D, Sam Smith, Bono, Sinéad and More!
Back in 1984, a star-studded supergroup called Band Aid gathered together some of the biggest names in music to record and release a charity single titled Do They Know It’s Christmas? to raise money and awareness to fight hunger in Ethiopia (you may recall that an American supergroup of performers called USA for Africa recorded and released We Are The World for the same cause back in ’84 as well). Today, Band Aid 30 — a supergroup comprised of One Direction, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Chris Martin from Coldplay and more — releases an updated version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? as a charity single to raise money to fight the spread of the ebola virus and care for its victims. It’s pretty remarkable, I think, that 30 years after the original Band Aid came together to fight hunger a new incarnation of Band Aid can come together to fight ebola. I also think it’s remarkable that Bono was a member of Band Aid back in 1984 and he is a member of Band Aid 30 today. You can click HERE to donate, if you are so inclined.
You can also click below to watch the music video for the original 1984 version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? More »
This looks amazing.
This weekend I became a teenager again, and started ripping photos out of a magazine to hang on my wall—including a couple of Marion Cotillard. This was actually part of a creative task in The Artist’s Way, and it was incredibly fun. It’s been too long since my last Marion Cotillard movie, so I’m insanely excited for Two Days, One Night—especially since I recently got my life changed by the 2011 movie from the same directors, The Kid With A Bike. Cotillard and Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have teamed up to bring a seemingly simple story of a woman who loses her job, transformed into possible Oscar gold. Peep the video for more!
Two Days, One Night will hit limited theatrical release on December 24.
PITNB's Weekly Discussion Forum
This week we celebrated 80s TV week at Paste Magazine and it was soooo fun. As I person born in the mid-80s I didn’t have much to contribute to our Best 80 TV Shows of the 80s list, but I did get to write about one of my favorite 80s TV icons, Clair Huxtable. There’s been plenty o’ praise heaped on the Cosby Show mom (played by Phylicia Rashād) over the years, so I tried to do something a little different, and I focused on how, as a Mom/lawyer/feminist, she’s directly responsible for Alicia Florrick of The Good Wife. Obviously these are two characters who admire and I thought it’d be fun to talk about other TV characters we’re obsessed with in that “Can I be you when I grow up?” kind of way. Click inside for more!
Ain't no party
Way back in 2012 we first heard rumblings that the iconic ’90s pop group S Club 7 were planning to reunite … but nothing came of those rumors and all hope was lost. Then last month, out of the complete blue, we learned OFFICIALLY that S Club 7 would be reuniting for a performance at the BBC Children In Need event and last night … the impossible happened. All 7 members of S Club 7 reunited to perform a medley of their biggest hits. The video above speaks for itself because, really, what else can one say about such a momentous moment? See, friends, dreams really do come true if you believe hard enough.
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"That's the weirdest microphone I ever saw in my life."
Johnny Depp was a presenter at the Hollywood Film Awards in LA, CA last night and as you can see in the video embedded above, homeboy appeared to be a HOT MESS when he took to the stage to introduce the Documentary category. Depp very clearly had to slur his way through his speech and damn near fell over a time or two. It looks to me like Johnny probably had a few too many cocktails in the green room before he went on stage in front of the audience … and multiple cameras. At least he managed to get through his introduction, for the most part, which proves that even as a drunk ass mess, Johnny Depp can still do his job.
"Nothing would give me greater pleasure than like, slitting his throat"
Ugh. Earlier this week we learned that Amanda Bynes narrowly avoided getting a neck tattoo of her alleged fiancé’s name because the tattoo parlor she visited wouldn’t ink her without ID. Today, for the first time, we get to hear audio evidence of Amanda‘s odd behavior. Amanda was recorded by the friends she’s been hanging out with lately and said recording has been released to give us a sense of what she is like these days. In the video embedded above, we can hear Amanda talk about how she wishes she could slit her father’s throat … in a meandering, frantic treatise on why she would like to do so. This audio gives us our first really good understanding of what is going on with Amanda Bynes. TMZ reports that her family wants this audio released so that medical professionals can understand that she needs to be in their care, not roaming the streets of LA. Below is another embedded audio clip that features Amanda Bynes going on a homophobic rant which further illustrates how troubled she really is these days. More »
Posted under: Amanda Bynes, Rick Bynes
Love this song... love this movie!
Last night I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that because I don’t wanna be SPOILER girl. Wait, lemme just say one thing: I loved it. More than the first two, I loved it. Okay, that’s it! We have another new song from the soundtrack, this one by Major Lazer ft. Ariana Grande. All My Love is a pretty sweet dance track. I feel like I can definitely get excited about this collection. Peep the video above for more!
Meet the Parents
This weekend, Lifetime will air the much-anticipated biopic made-for-TV movie Aaliyah: Princess of R&B and today, we get a sneak peek from the flick. The video embedded above features the scene in the movie where Aaliyah‘s parents learn that their 15 year old daughter got married to 27 year old R. Kelly. It’s a very dramatic scene … if you can stop looking at the rubber cap that the actor playing R. Kelly is wearing on his head to make him look bald. I don’t know about you but I am really looking forward to watching this movie when it airs on Lifetime tomorrow night. Who’s excited?!
"You're not alone in anything / You're not alone in trying to be"
Thus far we have heard Yellow Flicker Beat, Flicker (Kanye West Rework) and Meltdown — all songs that are sung by or feature Lorde on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Today we get to hear the final Lorde song from the Mockingjay soundtrack, her cover of the Bright Eyes song Ladder Song. As you can hear above, Lorde puts her own spin on the already mournful track and makes it her own. It’s a fitting song for the Mockingjay soundtrack, I think. Have a listen, see what you think. IMHO, this song makes it very clear to me that Lorde did an excellent job curating songs for this movie soundtrack.