On Oscar night, Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette gave a stirring acceptance speech on stage that boldly called for the equal payment of women in the workforce. Her speech was so stirring that it inspired people in the audience to give her a standing ovation. Backstage, Patty mucked up her initial comments by making a, IMHO, silly claim that it is incumbent on minorities and gays to step up and fight for equal pay for women — forgetting that minorities and gays are made up of women, too — and seemingly suggesting minorities and gay owe a duty to white women. On her official Twitter profile, Arquette attempted to defend and clarify what she was trying to convey but … I don’t think she did a very good job. Click below to read her follow-up tweets and see what you think. More »
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I need to preface this post by saying I am not on Team Nick Gordon. Actually, I’m not on Team Bobby Brown either … but previously, we learned of the feud that has been ongoing between Bobby Brown and Nick Gordon over Nick‘s attempts to visit Bobbi Kristina (who is still on life support) in the hospital. Today, we learn of a series of tweets that Nick posted on his official Twitter profile putting Bobby Brown and his parenting skills on BLAST. According to Nick, before Bobbi‘s accident, Brown had only “seen his daughter 4 times in the past 5 yrs” (Nick‘s grammar is pretty bad, sorry about that). Click below to read what else he has to say. More »
AMC introduced a pair of gay characters on The Walking Dead this past Sunday night who showed their love and affection for one another when they shared a kiss on screen. Aaron and his parter Eric are characters introduced in The Walking Dead comic book series years ago so it is really great that after 5 1/2 seasons, the TV series has finally introduced them to the show. But, while many people, like me, were happy to see these gay characters share a kiss on TV, a bunch of homophobic idiots took to Twitter to voice their displeasure. A collection of the more colorful, yet horribly offensive and NSFW Twitter comments are collected below in order to bring attention to the fact that homophobic hatred continues to thrive despite the huge strides our culture has taken toward the progression of equal treatment of all people. More »
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Earlier today we saw amazing video of Christina Aguilera doing her best singing impression of Britney Spears and right now, we get to hear Ed Sheeran put his spin on a Xtina song. Ed stopped by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today to perform a cover of Xtina‘s 2002 song Dirrty and as you can hear above, he was able to transform the song into his own style of music. A few days ago, we saw video of Chvrches covering Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake in the Live Lounge and I’d say Ed‘s cover of Xtina‘s song is just as transformative. Check out the video above and hear Ed singing about sweatin’ til his clothes come off as he gets a little Dirrty with Xtina‘s pop hit.
Back in December we learned the happy news that actors Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello got themselves engaged to be married and we heard that the couple were planning to get married this summer. Today we learn that Jofia have decided to postpone their wedding because the release and promotion of Joe‘s new movie Magic Mike XXL got in the way. Never fear, Jofia fans … according to the couple, they are now planning to get married later in the year so … hopefully, this wedding postponement won’t keep us waiting too much longer. More »
Yesterday we got to hear Kelly Clarkson‘s new song Invincible, which was written by Sia, and today we get to hear the title track from Kelly‘s new album Piece By Piece. To promote the album, Kelly is releasing a new song each day to get fans excited to hear the album in full. According to the tweet that Kelly sent out earlier today, the song Piece By Piece is her “most personal” song on the album Piece By Piece … which, I’ve surmised, is probably why it was chosen as the title track. I’ve listened to the song a few times already and I really like it. It’s a mid-tempo jam that is a classic Kelly Clarkson track. More »
Last night I made my way to the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood for a special screening of Lost in Translation. Lost is absolutely one of my favorite movies of all time and to be able to see it on the big screen again was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss. Last year, when I visited Tokyo, Japan for the first time, I was able to live out my Lost In Translation fantasies (it was that movie that made me fall in love with Tokyo in the first place). Watching the movie again on the big screen took me back to Japan … and that was a really great feeling. More »
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Well folks, it looks like one of the biggest concert tours of the year is coming our way now that leaked evidence has made its way to the Internets. It started with a curious logo, found by BBC Radio 1Xtra, then a curious concert listing on an international webpage for Livenation … both of which suggest that Kanye West and Rihanna are going on tour together this year. Considering Kanye West and Rihanna each collaborated on the others’ new music and considering Kanye executive produced Rihanna‘s new as-yet unannounced album, it makes total sense that the two would decide to hit the road together. Click below to see the evidence and become convinced that these two are touring together. More »
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While we await news of just how horribly the new live-action Jem and the Holograms movie turned out, I bring you really fun, really amazing news about the forthcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series that will be released next month. As you may recall, back in November we first learned that IDW is publishing a comic book series that stars Jem and the Holograms — Jem, Kimber, Aja and Shana — and their musical rivals/foes The Misfits and today we get to see new artwork from the series. For the first time, we get to see what The Misfits — Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer and Jetta — look like in comic book form, alongside Jem and the Holograms. Click through the gallery to see this really fun comic book art and get excited, Jem and the Holograms #1 will be released very, very soon.
Comic Book Resources nabbed an interview with Jem writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell about this new comic book series, click below to read excerpts. More »