• Laverne Cox Urges Fans to See More Than Caitlyn Jenner's Outer Beauty

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Laverne Cox is thrilled by the support Caitylin Jenner is receiving after revealing herself for the first time on the cover of  Vanity Fair —but Cox also wants to make sure the public focuses on more than just the outer appearance of transgender people, she said in a post on her Tumblr page .

  • Apple to Announce New Music Services

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    More than a decade after it revolutionized music ownership with digital downloads through iTunes, Apple Inc. is again trying to change how consumers listen to their favorite songs with a new subscription streaming service and a renewed push into Internet radio, The Wall Street Journal reports. At its developers’ conference next week, Apple is expected to announce a new set of music services, putting the company in competition with Spotify, the world’s leading streaming service, as well as Internet-radio player Pandora and even traditional broadcast stations.

  • Your Netflix Binging May Soon Include Commercial Breaks

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    We interrupt your otherwise enjoyable Monday to announce that, for the first time ever, your tranquil Netflix streaming experience may soon be interrupted by commercials, Yahoo Tech reports. According to Cord Cutters News, some Netflix subscribers have recently reported seeing ads before and after shows. Netflix admitted to the publication that it’s “always testing new things via the service,” but it would not confirm any plans of furthering the rollout of the apparent ad experiment.

  • Iggy Azalea engaged to NBA player boyfriend

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Iggy Azalea's boyfriend Nick Young celebrated his birthday by proposing, USA TODAY reports. The Los Angeles Lakers player asked Azalea to marry him during his 30th birthday party in California on Monday night. And we have to say, it's quite the engagement ring.

  • Has Adam Sandler’s contempt for his audience sunk his box-office draw?

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Though he technically made his starring debut in the ill-fated, little-seen 1989 comedy Going Overboard, Adam Sandler’s film career really began with 1995’s Billy Madison, his first solo vehicle after rocketing to stardom as a lovable, giggle-prone, guitar-strumming man-child on Saturday Night Live. In keeping with the persona he developed on SNL and in his stand-up, Billy Madison—which Sandler co-wrote—cast him as an insanely wealthy, belligerent child of privilege who would rather drink and goof around than make a meaningful contribution to society. Billy lives only for his own pleasure until his father, a self-made man, tells his 27-year-old son that he must go through all of grade school and high school again in order to take over his dad’s company. Billy Madison must be close to Sandler’s heart, because he named his production company Happy Madison after his breakthrough hit and Happy Gilmore, its follow-up. From the perspective of 2015, it almost feels like Happy Madison’s name was a defiant statement by Sandler that he would refuse to evolve beyond the comedy he made at the very beginning of his film career. To be fair to Sandler, he has intermittently shown an interest in venturing outside his comfort zone, most notably in his riveting dramatic performances in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love and Judd Apatow’s Funny People, but Sandler cannot make a step forward as an actor without following it up by five steps back into his comfy world of adolescent juvenilia.

  • One industry expert offers his plan to help country radio: Fewer songs by women

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Radio consultant Keith Hill brands himself as “the world’s leading authority on music scheduling” and he has advice for country radio stations everywhere: Don’t play too many songs by female artists. Seriously, he says — it’s bad for ratings and he has the data to back it up. A bold statement? It might seem that way, especially as gender balance is a lightning-rod topic in the country music industry. At the moment, female singers have an extraordinarily tough time breaking through in Nashville, as radio and sales are regularly dominated by male artists, save for rare exceptions like Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert.

  • Voting open for additional Oklahoma Showcase band at Center of the Universe Festival

    BY JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    One more band is yet to be announced to play the Oklahoma Showcase at the Center of the Universe Festival, and organizers need your help to figure out who. There are 45 bands vying for the spot, with voting now open through midnight Friday. To vote, go to surveymonkey.com/s/2015COUFEST . The Center of the Universe Festival is set for July 24-25 in the Brady Arts District. Single-night tickets are $40, and a weekend pass is $70. A VIP option is also available. Ticket prices increase July 1. Tickets can be purchased at centeroftheuniversefestival.com . Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Country Star Ty Herndon Talks Coming Out, His New Work And A More Progressive Nashville

    Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Country singer Ty Herndon hopes that the support he received after coming out last year is indicative of a progressive Nashville, one that's becoming more tolerant toward the LGBT community than in years past, The Huffington Post reports. "One of the biggest fears I had in coming out and being authentic was that I wouldn't get to continue doing what I do for a living, and that's country music," he told The Huffington Post in an interview. "How great is it that I have the opportunity, for the first time in my life, to sing about truth? That makes me a very happy man."

  • ‘Greg Gutfeld Show’ Doesn’t Look Ready For Primetime

    Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Cable news provides ample comedic fodder for “The Daily Show,” and CNN has become increasingly intent on handing over sizable junks of its lineup to reality-oriented series. Comedy, however, has thus far been largely limited to the unintentional variety.

  • Betsy Palmer, who played Jason's mom in 'Friday the 13th,' dies at 88

    Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Entertainment Weekly says Betsy Palmer, who starred as Mrs. Voorhees in the original Friday the 13th and its sequel, died on Friday at 88, her manager confirmed to the Associated Press . Palmer had more than 60 film and television credits to her name, but is perhaps best remembered as Jason’s mom – a.k.a. the killer cook from the popular horror franchise. It was a role that Palmer only took, in part, to buy a new car. Palmer called the script for Friday the 13th a “piece of junk.”

  • Enrique Iglesias Continues Concert After Slicing Hand on Drone

    Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    ABC News reports singer Enrique Iglesias is recovering after his fingers were sliced when he grabbed a drone during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico . The accident happened Saturday, when Iglesias was performing in front of 12,000 fans, and things appeared to be going fine: Iglesias was in the middle of singing his hit “Escape.” Video from a fan in the crowd captured the frightening moment when his hand got caught in the drone’s sharp rotating blade.

  • Tracy Morgan's emotional first interview since deadly car crash

    Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Tracy Morgan spoke to TODAY's Matt Lauer in his first interview since a multiple-vehicle collision a year ago left him critically injured. "The case is settled, but the pain is always going to be there," Tracy Morgan said Monday in his first interview since the deadly car accident a year ago that nearly took his life. The comedian spoke to TODAY's Matt Lauer exclusively, less than a week after settling a lawsuit against Walmart over the June 7, 2014 crash.

  • Forget Taylor Swift: Spotify is all about heavy metal

    Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    "Whether it's wearing a 'battle jacket' full of sewn on patches of their favorite bands, buying every vinyl color and edition of their favorite album, tattooing their favorite band mascot on their arm or traveling exceptionally long distances to concerts and festivals, metalheads are extremely diehard and dedicated to their favorite bands and the genre as a whole," Bob Lugowe, director of promotions and new media at Relapse Records. That dedication came through in data published by Spotify that found metal has the most loyal fans across the world of any major genre by a wide margin. Pop was a distant second, followed by folk and country. Spotify calculated loyalty by looking at how often people returned to the core bands of these genres, specifically compiling anonymized data about how many listeners there are to how many plays over a period of time. Spotify focused on a lineup of heavy metal core bands including Metallica, Slayer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Sepultura, Pantera, Cradle of Filth and Anthrax.

  • Taylor Swift Brings ''Bad Blood'' BFFs Onstage

    Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Taylor Swift  upped the fierce factor during a recent concert of her 1989 tour. At her gig at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, the 25-year-old country-turned-pop star brought onstage two of her BFFs and co-stars from her recent femme fatale-themed "Bad Blood" music video—Victoria's Secret supermodel Martha Hunt, 26, and model Gigi Hadid, 20. The blonde trio strutted down a mock runway as Swift performed her hit "Style" from her new hit album 1989.

  • Iggy Azalea Cancels U.S. Tour For Second Time

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Iggy Azalea has canceled her U.S. tour for a second time. The "Fancy" rapper tweeted Friday "as u may know, the tour is cancelled." She added that she's "so sad and sorry to let my fans down." Azalea announced in March that The Great Escape Tour would not kick off in April. She rescheduled the tour due to production delays and said it would take place this fall.

  • 5 actresses who have portrayed Marilyn Monroe

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Marilyn Monroe may be the most well-known celebrity of all-time—not just because of her iconic windblown dress photo, but rather because of the many times she’s been reincarnated on the big screen. Since her death in 1962, Monroe has been portrayed 192 times, according to IMDb. The latest Monroe revival project is The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, a four-part Lifetime miniseries starring Kelli Garner as the leading lady.

  • Sweetest things airlines have done for passengers

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Heartwarming is not typically a word many travelers associate with airlines. Miles, delays, and fees — yes. Butheartwarming? Not so much. Now more than ever, some airlines are trying to change that, Yahoo Travel reports. Earlier this month, Southwest Airlines got word minutes before takeoff that the family of a passenger on one of its flights had a family emergency. The airline quickly reacted. A customer service representative told the passenger, whose phone had been switched off on the plane, to call her husband, who informed her that their 24-year-old son was in a coma. The woman was escorted to a private waiting area while her luggage was rerouted and her ticket rebooked on the next direct flight home. They even packed her lunch, all free of charge.

  • Vin Diesel Reveals New Logo for 'The Fast and the Furious 8'

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Franchise star Vin Diesel took to social media today to unveil the new logo for "The Fast and the Furious 8," IGN reports. The image above comes via Diesel's Instagram account.

  • 'Serial' Podcast Is Officially Returning For 2 More Seasons

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    After five months of silence, the creators of the popular true-crime podcast "Serial" have announced that it will in fact be coming back for a second — and third — season, BuzzFeed reports. The second season will begin in fall 2015, and the third in the following spring. Other than these basic facts, the creators, Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, haven’t revealed much about the upcoming seasons, BuzzFeed reports.

  • 'Lose Yourself' In Sign Language Will Get You Super Pumped

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    From the Huffington Post: We always wondered how to say, "Mom's spaghetti" in American Sign Language. Luckily we have Shelby Mitchusson, an ASL interpreter who performed Eminem's "Lose Yourself" on YouTube . It's one of her first videos -- though she appears to have interpreted bad-assery at rock concerts before -- but we can tell she's going to be an internet sensation. She really gets into it -- and it looks like she plans on rewarding us with more of her videos soon.




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