Easter With My Peeps

My Easter Sunday was a mostly quiet one. I spent the early part of the day recovering from my late night Saturday but I managed to rest up enough to head on down to Emma and Josh’s home for a delicious Easter dinner. As you may recall, Em and Josh graciously invited me to their home for their first Seder dinner for Passover last week so there was no way I was going to miss out on another one of Emma’s amazing dinners. This time around, we were joined by their friend Rebecca who is visiting the US for a few days. Dinner was delish, of course, but the company was the true highlight of my day. More »

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  • • The Pizza Disney Princess Rules. [Buzzfeed]
  • Padma Lakshmi is dating Richard Gere?! WHAT?! [Popsugar]
  • Jennifer Lawrence spent Easter in NYC. [LaineyGossip]
  • Iggy Azalea collabs with A$AP Rocky. [Idolator]
  • Julia Roberts says she does not consider herself a celebrity. [GossipCop]
  • • Elephants are self-aware. [Towleroad]
  • Pat Sajak sounds like a jerk on Twitter. [Queerty]
  • • Epic Restaurant Name Fails. [Ranker]
  • • Cargo pants are back, apparently. [Kenneth in the 212]
  • Meb Keflezighi is the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983. [Newser]
  • • The White House hosted the annual Easter Egg Roll a day late. [Heavy]
  • • I guess 5 year olds don’t belong at Coachella. [Starpulse]
  • Rihanna celebrates 4/20 Day. [Global Grind]
  • James McAvoy is 35, John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) is 51, Robert Smith of The Cure is 55, Tony Danza is 63, Patti LuPone is 65 and Iggy Pop is 67 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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Listen: The New Veruca Salt Songs ‘The Museum Of Broken Relationships & ‘It’s Holy’ Have Leaked To The Internets

"The needle's in the groove"

Like Garbage, Veruca Salt released a limited edition vinyl 10″ single for Record Store Day 2014 this past weekend which features the first new music released by the original members of the band in 16 years. The single, featuring the new songs The Museum of Broken Relationships and It’s Holy as well as the band’s debut 1994 single Seether, is limited to only 1000 copies worldwide so the chances of fans getting a copy of the vinyl were extremely difficult … and, as such, many people have been unable to hear these new Veruca Salt songs. An industrious fan who was lucky enough to buy a copy of the 10″ single this weekend posted a lo-fi video of the songs being played. It’s unknown if these songs will be released officially in any other format so this may be some fans’ only chance to hear the songs. I’ve been playing my copy of the single on repeat ever since I got my hands on it. I am in LUST with these new Veruca Salt songs. GAH! I am really looking forward to hearing more new music, hopefully soon. For now, enjoy these songs … I think you will LURVE them, too.

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Listen: The New Garbage Songs ‘Girls Talk Shit’ & ‘Time Will Destroy Everything’ Have Leaked To The Internets

The Record Store Day 2014 Single

Over the weekend, Garbage and Brody Dalle released a limited edition 10″ single that features new songs titled Girls Talk Shit and Time Will Destroy Everything. The single is limited to only 4000 copies worldwide so it was very difficult for every Garbage fan in the world to get a copy of the single and it is unknown of the songs will be released officially in any other format (eg. digital or album release). A music video for Girls Talk Shit is on the way but in the mean time, an industrious fan has uploaded video of the vinyl single being played so that fans who could not get a copy of the single can hear the songs. The video is pretty lo-fi but at least you do get to hear the songs in full (along with a chirping bird in the background). You will also note that the record is being played on the Peanuts Record Store Day Turntable that was also released over the weekend. You can hear Girls Talk Shit in the video above and Time Will Destroy Everything in the video below. Enjoy. UPDATE: The songs have been removed from You Tube but you can hear Girls Talk Shit on Soundcloud HERE (thanks Emmanuel). More »

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Watch: Arcade Fire Apparently Brought Daft Punk On Stage With Them At Coachella

Arcade Fire closed out the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA last night with a headlining set that featured a guest appearance by Daft Punk … or, at least, a pair of people wearing Daft Punk-like helmets. When the guest performers were brought on stage, they were reportedly announced as Paft Dunk so it’s very likely that the duo on stage was not the real Daft Punk. Whoever they were, they performed a slowed down, creepy-sounding version of the Daft Punk song Get Lucky sooo … click below to watch video of this collaborative performance at Coachella last night and determine if you think this is the real Daft Punk. More »

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Watch: Joss Whedon’s New Movie ‘In Your Eyes’ Is NOW AVAILABLE For Rent Online

"Hi, it's Joss"

Over the weekend we got to see the first 3 minutes of Joss Whedon‘s new indie film In Your Eyes on the day that it world premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in NYC, NY. Today, we have the opportunity to watch the entire movie IN FULL for a mere $5.00 rental fee. Joss could not be in attendance at the TriBeCa premiere of his new film but he was there in spirit … and in a special introductory video appearance, which you can watch above. In this video, Joss reveals that In Your Eyes is now available for online streaming for a nominal rental fee. Click below to see the trailer for In Your Eyes, which includes the link to let you rent and watch the movie in full right now. More »

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Beyoncé, Jay Z & Blue Ivy Share Photos From Their Easter ’14 Celebration

Yesterday we got to see a few photos shared by Mariah Carey and her family in celebration of Easter this year and today we get to see more fun celebrity family photos, this time from Beyoncé and Jay Z. Bey shared a slew of photos from her family’s Easter celebration yesterday, including a few supercute photos of their daughter Blue Ivy. If you look closely, you’ll see a cameo by the Easter Bunny himself so, yeah, it looks like B-Jay had a great day yesterday. Check out the photos in the gallery presented here and get a taste of what it’s like to celebrate Easter with the Knowles-Carter family.

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Madonna’s New Album Is Reportedly FINISHED Already

In the past few weeks we’ve been hearing a lot of exciting information about the production of Madonna‘s upcoming new album — including writing sessions with Avicii, Natalia Kills and MoZella. Today, tho, we hear a bit of new information that I find hard to believe but I really have to share nonetheless. Mert Alas, of the famed photography duo Mert and Marcus, is really good friends with Madonna and, as such, is privy to Madonna‘s music … including the new music that she is making for her next album. According to Mert, he was able to listen to Madonna‘s “new album” last night … which seems to imply that the album is already finished. HMMM. Read on to see exactly what he said about Madonna‘s new music. More »

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‘Vogue’ Magazine Has ‘No Plans To Work With’ Terry Richardson In The Wake Of A New Sex Allegation

Vogue magazine has formally announced that they have “no plans to work” with photographer Terry Richardson in the wake of new allegations that he attempted to have sex with a model in exchange for a Vogue photoshoot. Model Emma Appelton posted on Twitter a screenshot of a message sent to her by Richardson where he flat out tells her that he will put her in his next Vogue photospread if she will let him “f*ck” her. The screenshot garnered a lot of attention yesterday before it was taken offline (and her Twitter account was deleted). A representative for Richardson claims that the message from Terry was “a fake”. Nonetheless, it would appear that the folks at Vogue believe the allegation against Richardson and have decided that they will not longer allow him to work for their magazine. More »

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Watch: Get Your First Look At The Final Season Of ‘True Blood’

"There's no one left"

Earlier this month we got to check out a short promo teaser for the forthcoming 7th and final season of True Blood on HBO but, as you may recall, that teaser didn’t show any footage from the upcoming season. Today, we get to check out a new, more proper teaser that gives us our first look at the final season of True Blood. As you can see in the video embedded above, the folks of Bon Temps have been abandoned by the government and have been left to fend for themselves — human vs. vampire. The theme of the new season deff feels like a reminder of the Hurricane Katrina days. Check it out, see what you think.

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