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?
Just a few days ago, we learned the upsetting news that NBC has decided to cancel their brilliant series Hannibal at the conclusion of the third season, which is airing through August on the network now. As soon as news of Hannibal‘s cancellation broke, fans of the show (Fannibals, if you will) have been hoping aloud that the series might find continued life on another network … possibly online … with Netflix being the company being bandied about most often. Today we hear from Hannibal show creator Bryan Fuller about the future of the series and he happily informs us that there has been interest from multiple interested parties in picking up Hannibal for future seasons. Because the show is already partnered with Amazon for online streaming rights, Fuller suggests that Hannibal might live on there … BUT, because other companies are interested in the show as well, all offers are being considered. THIS is amazing news. More »
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Earlier today we saw a bunch of promo photos for the upcoming male stripper sequel film Magic Mike XXL (due in theaters next week) and right now, we get to see another photo of MMXL star Channing Tatum wearing very little clothing … but this photo goes back aways. Tatum used to compete as a bodybuilder back in high school well before he became an exotic male dancer, then model, then professional dancer, then acting movie star. A photo of Channing during one of his competitions has come to light and as you can see below, he appears to have always been very comfortable wearing very little clothing (tho, as a professional model, he oftentimes wore absolutely no clothing at all). Check out Channing the young bodybuilder below. More »
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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.
Earlier this month we saw photos of Jurassic World actor Chris Pratt on the cover and in the pages of the British version of Men’s Health magazine. Today we learn that Pratt is also this month’s coverboy of the US version of Men’s Health magazine … complete with NEW photos to gawk at. While the British Men’s Health mag photos were a bit more fitness mag “serious”, the photos in the US version are much more fun and playful. As you can see in the gallery presented here, Chris really knows how to wear a flowered swim cap right. Check out the photos and then click below to read excerpts from Chris‘s cover store feature in the Red-Hot Summer Issue of Men’s Health magazine. More »
Last month, Cissy Houston updated us on her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s medication condition revealing that there has been no change in her status (as she remains in a coma resulting from her bathtub drowning back in February). Today, we learn from family spokesperson Patricia Houston that the family appears to have finally come to terms with the reality that BK is gone for good. Houston released a statement revealing that Bobbi Kristina has been moved to hospice care. Apparently, because her condition continues to deteriorate, Bobbi has been taken off all medication … which means that the family is ready to let God’s will be done. While the family held on to hope longer than most people in their situation would have, it looks like they are finally coming to grips with the tragic reality of BK‘s situation. More »
Last month we learned that seasoned Broadway actor Taye Diggs will be starring in the current production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer when he takes over the lead role from Glee actor Darren Criss who currently has the role. Today we get our first look at Taye in make-up as Hedwig as he will appear in Angry Inch starting next month. As expected, Taye all glammed up as Hedwig is a strikingly beautiful sight to see. I mean, how do you make an already beautiful man look prettier? You paint his face with bright colors and glitter, duh. Have a look. More »
Altho the new Disney/Pixar film Inside Out opened in theaters last Friday, I didn’t find the time to see the movie until last night … almost a week after its release. To be honest, and I’m really ashamed to admit it, I can’t say that I was at all excited to see this movie … from the first trailer I saw last year, right up to release week I was very blasé about the whole thing. After the movie came out and my friend started sharing their thoughts on social media, I started to think I had made a terrible misjudgment. Every single personal review I heard was about how great the movie is. I decided I couldn’t let the week pass by without seeing it so I made plans with my friend Elena to see Inside Out at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. Having seen the movie I, too, can add my endorsement to growing mountain of praise that continues to pile up as more and more people see this movie. More »
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Ant-Man will be blasting into theaters next month and to get us excited, Marvel has teamed up with Entertainment Weekly for the release of a new batch of character posters for the movie. As I understand it, Ant-Man is being treated as the final movie of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies (Phase One ended with 2012′s The Avengers) so it sounds like the events that take place in the movie will be very important to to close out Phase Two before Phase Three begins with next year’s Captain America: Civil War. I’ll share more on that later, for now, enjoy these fun character posters that feature the film’s stars having a bit of fun with little ol’ Ant-Man.
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