Last month, we got to see the first teaser video for the forthcoming new season of American Horror Story: Hotel. Today we get to see two new video trailers that have just been released for our viewing pleasure. As they did in previous years, the promo team for AHS: Hotel have concocted a series of creepy-ass video teasers that are meant to entice viewers to watch the new season of the show … while foregoing restful sleep due to the nightmares induced by the imagery featured in these video clips. Click below to see the newest video teasers for AHS: Hotel and get your first taste of the disturbing promo push for the show to come. More »
Last night, for night 3 of my 7 nights of concerts this week, I made my way down to San Diego, CA to see the amazing Morrissey in concert. Altho I will be seeing him at the FYF Festival here in LA this weekend, I knew that I couldn’t pass up the chance to see Mozzer live in concert all on his own at a semi-local show. Originally, Morrissey was only scheduled to play SD on the night of August 20 — which I couldn’t make because I had tickets to see Shania Twain in concert here in LA (on night 2 of my 7 nights of concerts) — so I was elated when he added a second concert for the 22nd. The show, I can assure you, was so much fun. Moz has changed up his setlist a bit and has added new elements to his live performance which makes this particular show a must-see. I’m SO glad I was able to get down to San Diego to see the man himself in action. More »
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I was just sitting here thinking to myself, maybe I’ll go see Straight Outta Compton tonight. I read the incredible Dee Barnes article, and I read Trent’s review, and I hate being out of the cultural loop. However. Survivor’s Remorse Season Two is premiering tonight so, the NWA biopic will have to wait another day! If you missed Season One of this show, you really missed a treat. It’s just 6 episodes, so you totally have time to catch up before tonight—for free, whether you have Starz or not. But you can do that anytime! I really love what this show is doing, particularly in terms of its unique take on black comedy (which I wrote about for Paste). Mike O’Malley (Shameless writer, Glee actor) created it, and Jessie Usher, RonReaco Lee (yasss), Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps and Teyonah Parris (Mad Men!) are just a few members of this great cast—all of whom were really sweet to me when I visited the set a few months back. Peep the video above for the Season Two trailer, ICYMI, and please watch with me tonight!
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Stop everything. Put everything down. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200—the only thing you need in life is this Outkast Reunion sketch from Key & Peele. I watched it last night (shouts out to PITNBr Janeen!) but cannot keep watching it, because it is the anti-productivity. I will sit here and do nothing else for the rest of the day if I watch this again. If you ever wanted to know WHAT HAPPENED to this incredible rap duo—and why they’ll probably never be again—please let this video explain all.
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Earlier today we saw photos of Banksy‘s new art exhibit/installation Dismaland, which is a 2.5 acre life-size dystopian amusement park that showcases the artwork of over 50 artists. Right now, we get to see an excellent video tour of Dismaland, provided by Channel 4 News. The photos we saw earlier are great but this video tour gives us a much better understanding what this Banksy exhibit truly entails. For those of us who are unable to travel to the UK to visit Dismaland in person, this video is a nice consolation prize. Have a look above and see what Banksy‘s Dismaland is all about, in all it’s depressing glory.
The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has proved to be such a box office hit (on track to enjoy a second week in the #1 position at the box office this weekend) that we learn today that plans are in the early stages for a sequel film to come somewhere down the line. Compton briefly features cameo appearances by actors who play Snoop Dogg and Tupac and it is being reported today that the proposed sequel film will focus on those two men and their relation to Death Row Records (which was founded by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight). Normally, I would bristle at news of a hastily conceived sequel film that stems from an already excellent biopic film but considering how well Straight Outta Compton turned out, I am actually looking forward to the same treatment being given to the true life stories of Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur. More »
Way back in March we learned that country pop queen Shania Twain would be embarking on a farewell tour this year called the Rock This Country Tour as as soon as tickets went on sale for her LA show, I snapped up a ticket. Last night was my chance to see Shania live in concert again and OMG, did I have the best time ever. The last time I saw Shania, I was still living in Detroit, MI … pre-PITNB days. Shania was ruling the world with her Come On Over album and I was pretty hardcore into my NIN/Marilyn Manson/Industrial music phase … which a not-so-secret love for all things Shania. She played the amphitheater in Detroit then-called Pine Knob (now called the DTE Energy Center) and I bought a lawn ticket so that I could hide amongst the masses. With 2 large beers in hand, I whooped and hollered through her whole set and had the time of my life. I was hoping to replicate that same feeling last night here in LA and I’m happy to report that I had as much fun last night as I did all those years ago. More »