Earlier this month we saw video of Elton John viciously and disgustingly attacking Madonna in an interview with Molly Meldrum on Australian TV. It would seem that Madonna isn’t one to hold a grudge because she graciously dedicated a performance of her Golden Globe-winning song Masterpiece to “Mr. Elton John” during her concert stop in Nice, France. Maddy told the crowd that she “forgives” Elton, tho, she doesn’t say what she forgives him for. It’s *possible* her dedication is a bit of a dig at him because she tells the crowd Masterpiece is for him because she knows “he’s a big fan of [the song]” and is a “big fan of [her]“. MMM HMMM. Whatever the case may be, whatever Madonna‘s intentions may be, it is my personal belief that THIS is the way you handle yourself in public when you are engaged in a pointless feud with someone else. Madonna shows what it takes to be the bigger person and, as a result, further illustrates what a small, small person Elton John really is.
Posted under: 'Masterpiece', Madonna
Last month we learned that Disney/Pixar are planning a sequel film to the hugely popular animated film Finding Nemo. Today we learn that Ellen DeGeneres, who voices the Nemo character Dory, is in “serious talks” to reprise her role for this planned sequel film. IMHO, the only way you can do a Finding Nemo 2 film without Ellen DeGeneres is to cut out the character of Dory altogether … and it doesn’t make sense to me to do that. Click below to learn more about Ellen‘s negotiations to get back into the recording booth and voice Dory back to life. More »
PITNB’s NEW popCULTURE CLUB: theoretically putting the “culture” back in “pop culture,” one post at a time…
Nowadays most of us know where babies come from (although some of us, like ‘legitimate rape’ politician, Todd Akin are still a bit foggy on the details), and while I think women, IMO, totally run the world many of us believe that a woman’s body is no longer her own. But is a woman’s body (or a man’s for that matter) ever her own? Three major pop culture stories have been buzzing about (especially in my own brain)– Rihanna’s interview with Oprah and her confession of undying love for Chris Brown, Kristen Stewart’s cheating scandal (and the subsequent, often ridiculous Kristen-bashing) and Representative Todd Akin’s horrific statement about how a woman’s body can totally decide whether or not to get pregnant by a rapist. All of these stories, to me, reflect a society’s unwillingness to allow a woman’s body to be her own and I wonder if the reason our society doesn’t believe a woman’s body is her own is because it isn’t.
Early last week we learned that Canadian chanteuse Céline Dion is readying the release of TWO new albums this November and today we get to see new, somewhat surprising photos of Céline in the pages of the new issue of V magazine. As you can see in the photo gallery here, Céline is experimenting with her look and style a bit. In some photos she is rocking very stylish clothes, in others she is rocking fairly avant garde outfits and in others she is rocking as little clothing as possible. This is a new side of Céline that we are unaccustomed to seeing. I can’t tell if I love these photos or if I dislike them because it looks like she is trying to hard (WAY too hard). Take a look at the photos and see what you think … click below to watch behind the scenes video from her V mag photoshoot. More »
Posted under: Céline Dion, V Magazine
Okay so remember when M.I.A. started releasing those crazy ill remixes to her single Bad Girls and we were all having the best summer ever? Missy Elliot and Rye Rye were awesome but the original song was pretty bangin’ too. And the Bad Girls video is (rightfully) nominated for the MTV VMA‘s Video Of The Year, Best Cinematography, and Best Direction. Personally, I’d be thrilled to see M.I.A. take the Video Of The Year award, because the video is cray… mainly those cars, lol! Peep the vid for a refresher course on how bad girls do it (they do it well, in case you forgot) and here’s THE AWESOMENESS– there’s a sweet little giveaway popping off courtesy of M.I.A.‘s camp. Enjoy!
James Franco is a very multitalented, multifaceted actor/producer/director/writer/scholar. In just the past few months we’ve seen Franco as a student, as a You Tube lip-dub “singer”, as an actor and as a nude model. Today we learn that James is moving into the world of movie production. Franco is producing and starring in an indie film directed by “gay art-porn” director Travis Mathews which is titled James Franco’s Cruising. Click below to see James on set with a NSFW bare-assed actor and learn more about this exciting new project. More »
Back in June we saw the first photo of Angelina Jolie in character as Maleficent in the forthcoming Disney film of the same name. About a week later, we saw Ang on the set of the movie filming some very exciting-looking scenes. Today we learn that Angelia will be starring opposite one of her children when the film opens next year. Actress Elle Fanning has been cast in the role of Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty as a teen in Maleficent but today we learn that Angelina‘s youngest daughter Vivienne Marcheline will portray the young Sleeping Beauty. How cute! More »
Yesterday afternoon I had to run a few errands in the Los Feliz/Silverlake area of LA and I ended up getting wrapped up in some very old school behavior. I brought along a book (yes, a book … not my Kindle) and hit the road for what I thought would be a relatively quick jaunt to the East Side. I ended up meandering around town for a bit and ended up at one of my fave LA bars the Cha Cha Lounge. I decided to hang out for a bit for a drink and really had a nice bit of alonetime. More »
If any of you are lurving ABC‘s Revenge series (shouts-out to PITNBr Liz!), you may be excited to hear that the guys and gals who brought you that project have something else in the works. The Twilight franchise production company (Temple Hill Entertainment) linked up with ABC to create Revenge and now they’re working on a series based on the beloved Mark Twain characters, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. I don’t know about you (or my former Literature professors) but I’m very interested in this idea. Deets inside!