Actor JK Simmons, who you probably know from all of those Farmers Insurance commercials and, hopefully, from his brilliant acting performance in Whiplash, will be the guest host on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. Simmons is a character actor that has been working in the biz for many years now (you may also recall that he starred in Juno and has appeared in many movies over the years). It’s great that he’s getting so much attention for his work in Whiplash because he is really phenomenal in that film. Hopefully this stint as SNL host will push him further into the public consciousness. D’Angelo will be the musical guest this weekend so, yeah, it deffo sounds like a must-watch episode.
The enduring drama of the very public break-up of the pop punk band Blink-182 continues with the release of a very deLONG open letter shared on Facebook by former Blink guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge in the wake of a very embarrassing back and forth with Blink bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. As you may recall, we learned Monday from Mark and Travis that Tom had left the band and he was being replaced with Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio on upcoming Blink-182 concert dates. Immediately after that information was released, Tom issued a statement of his own saying that he didn’t quit the band and was still a member. Immediately after that statement was released, Mark and Travis went on the record again in an interview with Rolling Stone that makes very clear that NOPE, Tom. Is. Out. of Blink-182. The very lengthy letter below comes from Tom in response to the RS interview with Mark and Travis and it further highlights, I think, the sad state that Blink-182 has become. Click below to read Tom DeLonge‘s very deLong letter in full. More »
In early December, we learned with queens will be competing for drag royalty in the upcoming 7th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Today, we get our first look at the just-released first trailer for the new season … and we learn that the judging panel has been reconfigured with new judges. Santino Rice, one of the main judges of Drag Race since season 1, has been replaced this season with Ross Matthews and Carson Kressley (who will judge the competition alongside RuPaul and Michelle Visage). But, even tho Santino will not be one of the main judges this season, I understand he will appear as a guest judge (other guest judges this season will include Ariana Grande, Kat Dennings, Demi Lovato, Kathy Griffin, Tamar Braxton, Alyssa Milano and more). Honestly, I don’t really understand the need for such a drastic change-up of the judging panel but, honestly, the show is all about the drag queen competitors so … I’m not really worried about the quality of the show. From the look of this first trailer, it looks like we are in store for a great season of RuPaul’s Drag Race ahead. The new season premieres on Logo on Monday March 2. Who’s excited?
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Sia, who is seemingly everywhere these days, is featured on the original motion picture soundtrack of the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation and today we get to hear the song she contributed to the film. Salted Wound is a slow, sultry ballad that sounds like it will fit nicely on the Fifty Shades soundtrack. Click the embed above to give the song a listen and see what you think. Fifty Shades of Grey will open in theaters here in the US in time for Valentine’s Day. Are you ready?
Back in October we learned that the plan was definitely to cast all female leads for the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot film. Today, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the leads have been chosen … all that is left is for the ladies to sign on the dotted line. Actress Melissa McCarthy has already signed on for the film, THR says, but while Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon have yet to seal their deals, the report below claims that the contract signings are just a formality at this point. The women who will become the new Ghostbusters have been chosen … and I couldn’t be more pleased with this reboot casting. More »
Last March we started hearing rumblings about Disney‘s plans to reboot the Indiana Jones movie franchise and at the time we heard that Bradley Cooper was one of the actors being considered for the lead role (another big name that was bandied about was Robert Pattinson … lol). But that was before the universe fell in love with Chris Pratt in last summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Today we are hearing that Disney has shifted their focus toward Pratt, who they reportedly would like to see in the role of Indiana Jones. This new new casting news, I say OMG YES PLZ!!! More »
The Prodigy caused quite a stir on the music scene back in the mid ’90s when they released their back to back hit singles Firestarter and Smack My Bitch Up. Their brand of aggressive electronic music was very new for the time, I became an immediate fan. Today we learn that the group are releasing a new album on March 30 titled The Day Is My Enemy and we get to hear the album’s title track in full above. The first single for The Day has already been released — you can watch the official music video for Nasty below. More »
I randomly ended up spending my entire night with Whitney Houston last night, totally on accident. I was in Anaheim, CA for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend when Lifetime aired their biopic Whitney so I wasn’t able to watch it live when it aired. It was recorded on my DVR but after I got back home from my weekend away, I wasn’t able to get around to watching the movie before I had to fly off to Detroit for most of last week so … my first chance to watch the movie was last night. After I watched the biopic, I watched a bunch of Whitney Houston interviews and then … it was 2 AM. More »