Trying to get inside David Fincher's head
This past weekend may have been the first one in 50 years where there were NO Saturday Morning Cartoons on any of the major network channels but it was also a weekend where Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor appeared on a morning TV talk show. Reznor appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss the writing process for the score of Gone Girl and as you can see above, he can handle himself very well on bright, sunny morning TV just as well as he can handle himself on stage in front of a mass of sweaty, moshing music fans. It’s a really interesting interview, I think you will enjoy it.
The Music Video
Last month we got to see fan shot video of Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj performing the Flawless (Remix) in Paris, France. Today, Bey has released the pair’s live performance as an official music video for the song. This remix of Flawless was performed LIVE for the first time in Paris during the filming of the HBO concert special On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z which aired on the network on September 20. In case you missed it or just want to watch the performance again, you can check out the official LIVE music video above.
Sorry Lambs, this video is REALLY tough to watch :(
Back in August we learned that Mariah Carey, amidst major personal problems, would be touring in Asia in support of her newest album Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse and in September, we saw photos from her tour rehearsals for The Elusive Chanteuse Show. Over the weekend, Mimi kicked off her tour in Tokyo, Japan and as the video above painfully shows, she suffered a lot of vocal problems throughout her entire performance Saturday night. The video is tough to watch, I have to admit, but if you’re curious, click the embed above to hear Mimi struggle to hit her trademark high notes and have difficultly staying on key … among other problems. Ugh. I love Mariah so much … this is just really hard to watch. I sincerely hope these problems were just a few errant mistakes and not a sign that her tour ahead will be a bona fide disaster. OOF!
'I'm tired of being labeled'
Okay, here we go! Raven-Symoné, I feel you. I know where you were trying to go with this. We all get tired of labels at a certain point… but. Okay. You know what, I’m gonna let you guys take this one. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the actress confirmed that she is in a relationship with a woman, but also said that she’s tired of labels, and does not want to be labeled ‘gay.’ She then took it a step further and said that we need to stop calling her African-American too. No more labels for Raven! Click inside for more!
Spying on cute neighbors makes life happy.
Well, the people have spoken. The Devonte Antonio Instagram video round-ups are saving lives, ending world hunger, and putting a stop to global warming. It made me feel so happy to read all of your comments about how our beloved Devonte is, essentially, the best. Because he is! And I have some of his latest, funniest Instagram adventures, so click inside for more!
Posted under: Devonte Antonio
PITNB's Weekly Discussion Forum
Let me tell you—you PITNBrs are a fascinating bunch. I am still reading your comments about your best concert experiences ever, and I cannot believe how cool you people are! Someone got the Good Charlotte guys to take off their shirts for her backstage?! You guys are crazy! I know how much many of you love a good movie—you guys are always making great suggestions to me. So I wanted to pick your brains about your best movie-going (or movie-watching) experiences. Click inside for more!
Sink back into the ocean/Sink back into the ocean
It’s always a good day when Fiona Apple drops some new music, and I’ve been curious about this new Showtime series, The Affair. A few months back I saw the first trailer, but it’s strange how Fiona Apple‘s involvement is now making me even more interested. She’s singing the main title sequence song, Container, and it gives you a sense of the beautiful, haunting quality that the show may also possess. Click inside for more!
Posted under: 'The Affair', Fiona Apple
The Final Season
Back in August we got to see the first teaser for the forthcoming third and final season of The Newsroom on HBO and today we get to check out the season’s first full trailer. As you can see above, we get to check out the first footage from The Newsroom which will tackle, among other things, the Boston Marathon Bombing that took place last year. Even tho I’m totally bummed that the coming season will be the last, I am very much looking forward to seeing how this short-running series will end.
Posted under: 'The Newsroom'
They've explained that their town is too racist for a biracial child. So. Yeah.
There are so many huge issues at work here, but I’ll start small. Being a parent is hard, and many of the stresses that come from parenting really come from our own expectations of what our parenting experience will be like, what our children will be like, etc. When we’re pregnant, most of us find out “what we’re having” because it helps us (we think) “prepare” for the child, but in reality nothing can prepare you. Knowing a child’s sex, or thinking you know what the child will look like—none of that is helpful or relevant at 3AM. And—while it’s not the same as what this couple is “going through”—I know the feeling of mentally preparing for your child to look one way, and they come out looking like something else. My friends and I used to joke (and still do) that I definitely don’t have any black kids. One of them we lit’rally call “Spanish,” and I spent the first 6 months of his life waiting for him to darken up a bit. No. He’s still “Spanish.” So I get that babies can surprise you—hell, they can even disappoint you (but that’s only if you choose to go into parenting with certain expectations). And now that I’ve tried to identify with this couple—Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon—I’m going to go the eff off, because this story is infuriating. Click inside for more.
Season 4, Episode 2
I cannot wait to hear what you all thought of last night’s episode, and by “last night’s episode” I mean “the Olivia Pope booty call you/Jake had been waiting for”!!!! Aghhhh!!! I need knee-high boots yesterday!!!! No, but really. Last night’s episode really made me happy, especially after the semi-meh season premiere. So click inside for more!
Posted under: 'Scandal'