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One of New York City's most famous photographs turned 80 Thursday. "Lunch Atop A Skyscraper," showing 11 workers eating lunch while sitting on a steel beam 800 feet above Rockefeller Center, was taken on September 20, 1932.
The image, taken at what is now the GE Building, struck a chord with Americans during the Great Depression. Ken Johnston, director of historical photography at Corbis Images-- the company who owns the photograph-- talked to The Wall Street Journal:
“This is the first two years of the Great Depression,” says Mr. Johnston. “Usually when you saw lines of men, at that time, they’d be in a bread line, at a soup kitchen,” not working and eating lunch, he says. Here, in the new and exciting age of skyscrapers, the photo displayed “the worker in America in the 30s, keeping going and building.”
Although Johnston confirms the photograph was likely a staged publicity stunt, he has no doubts the men were as fearless as they look. "Those guys are too strong of characters to be fakes," he told DNAinfo. "They do work up there. There's a great tradition of photographing construction workers up on the beams."
Much is still unknown about the photograph. Although Charles Ebbets is often credited as the photographer for the image, it's tough to verify. Additionally, the identities of nine of the men are still unknown. Two men were identified, according to The Journal, during research for "Men At Lunch," a documentary about the photograph which was recently screened at the Toronto Film Festival.
Artist Sergio Furnari created a lifesize sculpture of the 'Lunch Atop A Skyscraper,' which can be seen sometimes on the back of a truck in New York City:
Stuff like this always fascinates me.
Leonardo DiCaprio Bikes Around Tribeca
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio stretches his legs on a bike ride through Tribeca in New York City.
SEPTEMBER 22: Actress/singer Selena Gomez arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Hotel Transylvania' at Pacific Theatre at The Grove on September 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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GUEST JUDGE: Debra Messing
(instead of, you know, an actual Rockette...)
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND: designing for dancers, everyone in audience should be able to see the design (i.e., don't make it look like shit for the people in the back)
MISC INFO: designers were given a chance to go back to Mood for more fabric/supplies with $100 extra to spend. Ven, Dmitry, and Fabio chose to not partake. designers had 2 days for the challenge, but had to leave day 1 early to go out to dinner, where bridges were mended via wine.
TOP: Dmitry, Christopher
BOTTOM: Melissa (? -- the judges liked and didn't like it), Elena, Sonjia, Ven
NEXT WEEK: Heidi employs slave labor for her baby line at Babies-R-Us by asking the designers to design shit for her. Also, they have to take care of Home Ec babies. Hilarity to ensue?
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Between this trailer and the space one, i feel like i already know how this series is going to end...
The family and friends of Sahara Davenport, also known as Antoine Ashley, have just released the following statement about the cause of Sahara’s sudden passing:
It is with the greatest sadness that we must confirm the death of Antoine Ashley, also known as Sahara Davenport, from the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Antoine passed away due to heart failure on October 1, 2012, at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. He was twenty-seven years old.
Antoine’s mother, Angela Ashley Reddish, spoke on behalf of the family. “I thank God for giving me an Angel Antoine Ashley to share with the rest of the world. My family and I would like to thank everyone for their condolences and support. We know that our Angel is now dancing in heaven. May God bless each and everyone.”
Boyfriend of six years and fellow drag entertainer Karl Westerberg (aka Manila Luzon) had this to say: “Antoine lived to entertain the world as Sahara Davenport, and the world was in awe over his extreme talent. But his heart is what made us all fall in love with him. To me he will always be my best friend, my hero, my Diva, and I have always considered myself more than lucky to have him be forever a part of my life. Thank you, hon, for bringing so much beauty to all of us. Your legacy lives on in me and all of us you’ve touched.”
In memory, Sahara asks that you, “Live, love, and believe.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Sahara’s family and friends at this difficult time.
Chris Evans and Minka Kelly kiss while getting lunch together at Hugo’s Tacos on Monday (October 1) in Studio City, Calif.
The 31-year-old Avengers actor and the 32-year-old Butler actress rekindled their relationship recently after dating back in 2007.
Later that evening, Chris and Minka went out on a dinner date at Craig’s restaurant and snuck out the back exit into their car.
Chris will soon start filing the sequel to his hit Captain America film, due out in theaters in 2014.
The Truth About PinkWith her sixth studio album flying off shelves, the top pop artist of the last decade talks about marriage, music, motherhood, Occupy Wall Street, and her sexual orientation.
Pink, whom Forbes magazine called the 27th most powerful celebrity in the world, has just finished dinner in the Malibu, Calif., home she shares with husband Carey Hart, an entrepreneur and motocross racer. Her daughter, Willow, who turned 15 months old on this day, is finally asleep upstairs, and the sweatpants-clad “So What” singer has settled into the sofa with her daily glass of wine. This, she says, is who she is: a smart woman who loves her family, is a great cook, and considers herself a decent human being. But one of the most powerful celebrities?
“I still look at that shit and think it’s hilarious,” she says. “I feel my power as a female and as a human being. I definitely do not feel my power as whatever Forbes was talking about.”
But Forbes was right. Since Pink (née Alecia Moore) released her 2000 debut album, Can’t Take Me Home, she’s become a musical force to be reckoned with. Within the next two years she won her first Grammy (along with Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera, and Mýa, for their “Lady Marmalade” collaboration) and took the reins of her career (by teaming up with lesbian producer Linda Perry) and produced one of the most popular pop albums of the decade, M!ssundaztood.
“M!ssundaztood was the point in my life where I decided it was my life,” she recalls. “I was going to go balls to the wall, and I think honestly…music has to do with timing. I think M!ssundaztood, for a lot of us, [came out at] a time in our life when we were just really getting to know ourselves.”
The singer has changed the sound of modern pop music irrevocably. Music critic Ann Powers credits Pink’s eclectic mix of rebellion, raw emotions, infectious beats, and humor with paving the path for many of today’s most popular modern female artists, including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Rihanna. She’s even been credited as inspiring a British multi-Grammy winner to become a performer, after a then-teenage Adele caught Pink in concert at London’s famed Brixton Academy.
“That’s so huge for me,” she says of Adele. “I’m a fellow outcast, and for somebody to say that they were at my party once is like, Really? That’s so cool, they were there. Fuck, she was 13 — how old does that make me? If I had to influence anybody, I’m so grateful it’s her.”
To date, Pink has had a dozen Top 10 hits in the U.S., and only Rihanna and Beyoncé have had more since 2000. In 2009, Billboard crowned Pink the top pop artist of the millennium’s first decade, and after selling 40 million albums and 70 million singles globally she is indisputably one of the best-selling musical artists of all time.
So whether she’s comfortable acknowledging it or not, Pink has some extraordinary music industry muscle, though when she’s skipping through the Malibu Farmers Market without shoes (as she did while pregnant) or riding bikes with Hart on Venice Beach (as she often does on weekends), she seems like a modern American everywoman — minus those shoes.
On this night she’s just an ordinary working mom taking a brief respite from her intense every-two-hours breast-feeding schedule (albeit in her $11.8 million home in Malibu, where her neighbor is Matthew McConaughey). The next day she’ll take a helicopter to MTV’s Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, where she’ll twirl above the crowd in her signature Cirque du Soleil–style acrobatics while performing “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” a grrrl power song off The Truth About Love. The following morning the entire family flies to Europe as she starts her new world tour, and the following Saturday she’ll celebrate turning 33 in Paris, where she plans to visit the Eiffel Tower and other sites. Then she’s on to London, Germany, and Australia, and the three will be home for Thanksgiving weekend.
“We’re just going to be a gypsy family traveling the road,” she says. “The best thing is that all my band and most of my dancers and everybody, we’ve all been together for so long that I look at them now as my future babysitters.” Pink says that tour time is like group therapy. “That’s why I do it, because I know it’s more important than what I’m wearing, it’s more about what we’re doing or what we’re saying together, me and this audience.”
Being a good public citizen is part of Pink’s modus operandi, and it’s reflected in her rousing new anthem, “Are We All We Are,” written with her longtime collaborator Butch Walker. It’s a rebel yell inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, with its “We are the 99%” sentiment echoed in the song’s lyric “We are the people that you’ll never get the best of.”
Though she’s a wealthy woman now, Pink, who grew up in Doylestown, Pa., says she understands the anger of working people in a shaky economy. “I just know that half of my family is pissed off, and we’re all working-class people. My mom is a nurse, and my dad was an insurance salesman, and my brother works for pennies for the military, and some of my family is unemployed,” she says. “My friend got laid off from her insurance company that she worked at for 15 years and she’s a single mom with two kids. So yeah, I hear about it loud and clear.”
That punk rock, outsider, anti-authoritarian attitude continues to serve Pink well, and she says she still identifies with people who struggle, including the poor, disenfranchised, and queer.
“People are like, ‘You live in a fucking bubble, you live in Hollywood.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ve got money now,’ ” she says, pausing for a throaty chuckle. But Pink says she feels at heart like a working-class kid, still tapped into what’s going on outside the privileged life she calls “boob and baby.” Pink says she’s been surrounded by social justice causes her whole life — and she started her activism early, marching on Washington with her Vietnam veteran father when she was just was 3 years old. Apart from some years being self-absorbed (“I was being a fucking teenager, and I was living my life and trying to be a rock star and get my own shit together, and I kind of lost track of everything”), she’s says she’s been hungry for knowledge, connection, transparency, and justice.
“And it’s always been sort of my game to see how far I can take [an issue] but also to make sure that what I’m saying is (a) totally honest to what I believe, and (b) worth putting out into the world.”
On the ska-pop track “True Love” on the new album, the lyrics written by Lily Rose Cooper (formerly Lily Allen) and Greg Kurstin and sung by the two women create the perfectly knowing lesbian love ditty: “I really hate you so much / I think it must be true love.” The lyrical attraction-repulsion sounds very confessional, the words of a woman who went through a highly publicized separation from Hart in 2008. They reconciled in 2009 and had their daughter last year.
Therapy, communication, and getting to the real issue behind their fights has been a key to their now-healthy marriage. “It’s usually that you feel vulnerable, that you feel powerless, that you feel out of control, that you feel scared,” Pink says of her fights with Hart. “I’m a pit bull, but I’m a toothless pit bull. I will totally attack, but I just really wanted you to rub my tummy. Why when I bite you do you not understand that I just want you to rub my tummy?” Of the worst fight she and Hart ever had, a six-hour-long, screaming pièce de résistance, Pink says she was “lawyering the shit out of the situation” until she halted abruptly. “I was like, ‘You know what, will you just come here and fuck me?’ ” she laughs even now. “And he was like, ‘Wha-wha-what?’ I was like, ‘Yeah! I’m done fighting, just come here and fuck me—that’s all this is about.’ He was like, ‘OK!’ ”
The separation was chronicled, to comic effect, by her 2008 song “So What” (and the video in which Hart gamely starred). It became her best-selling single in the U.S.
“I’ve definitely gotten used to being uncomfortable,” she says. “It’s kind of my thing. I get a little embarrassed sometimes, but it goes away quickly because I get a kick out of sharing it. I know that I’m an oversharer and I always tell too much and I always take it that one step too far, but that’s how I really am. I can’t believe that people are still shockable.”
She says that nothing really shocks her now (“I guess I have a lot of vulgar friends or something”), but a few years ago when News of the World published a fabricated story about her coming out as bisexual, she was indeed flummoxed. It wasn’t that she was hiding her past relationships with women but that the she’s so forthcoming it seemed unnecessary for News of the World to fake an interview with her for sensationalism.
“Honestly, I’ve never defined myself,” Pink says. “I’ve never felt the need to. I still don’t. It’s just like how everyone’s like, ‘Well, what kind of music do you do?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t. I just do it.’ And fuck it, if you can’t understand it, I’m a mystery bag.”
“The kind of world I live in and lived in,” she says of days gone by, “was this sort of very open one. I was like a club kid. I was a little candy raver, and I am the kind of person that sucks the marrow out of the bones of life. Those days were really crazy and lots of all-nighters. And with a bunch of other kids that were trying to find themselves and have a good time doing it and get out from under their parents — and there was a lot of ecstasy. And as far as I’m concerned, when you’re on ecstasy there’s no such thing as definable sexuality. There is just love.”
Pink laughs at the memories: “There’s only love. That’s all there is, and then, if you like it enough, you’re like, God, they should give this out at the lunch line in school because then I’d really like my teachers and the whole world would make sense. And you know, then you get sober and you’re like, Wow, I wore that? I dressed up as a bumblebee?”
The singer, whose swingy surf music–influenced mod rock title track “The Truth About Love” may be the first love song to mention the “smelling of armpits,” says she still remembers all her girlfriends from her 20s.
“I loved my little girlfriends and we kissed and we had a great time and we held hands,” she says. “When I first moved to Los Angeles, I was an honorary lesbian of Los Angeles. I wasn’t gay, but all my girlfriends were. So no, it wasn’t a big deal for me, but when [a tabloid] comes out and says, I just said I was bisexual, it’s like what? That wasn’t my truth, and I like truth. I like absolute truth.”
The artist admits it’s still easiest for her to be among a diverse circle of friends with all “kinds of different thought processes and sexualities…as long as everybody in the group is open-minded and doesn’t judge anybody else, it’s a lovely place to be—it’s how the whole world should be.”
Pink still hopes for a time when sexual orientation is irrelevant to the media, when people stop caring whether a woman is bisexual and start talking about whether a woman’s a CEO. But she admits that visibility, especially for LGBT youth, is critical. “I think it’s totally important. I don’t think every celebrity needs to have [a cause], I just think it’s great when they do.” Pink has supported the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and YouthAIDS, among many other LGBT and non-LGBT charitable organizations.
She says she’s gotten as much from her fans as she’s given. When fans tell her they’ve experienced the same feelings she did, she’s often stunned. “I’m like, Really? You went through the exact same thing I went through? I’ve become less lonely, and through it, they’ve become less lonely, and I think it’s absolutely important that we’re all sharing our experiences, because in [many places] it’s hard to be gay. In a lot of places it’s hard to be black, and in a lot of places it’s hard to be female. I’m in California now, it’s hard to be Mexican.”
But living her life as a success story is vital to Pink: “It’s important for people to be visible, living their life and living it well so that kids can say, ‘I can do that. I look like that, I feel like that. I want to do that.’ ”
The rebel says she especially loves when someone broaches “an even more taboo subject” like depression. “Do I love it when someone’s depressed? No. But I love when they talk about it.”
The singer’s new album certainly does talk about it. “Try,” an ’80s-influenced soft rock number, is self-help in harmony, a depression primer where Pink urges listeners to get out of bed, to keep going, to “get up and try.” Her most hauntingly beautiful song, “The Great Escape” (written with Dan Wilson), could be a national hymn to a culture in which youth suicide and bullying are epidemic. In it she sings,
“I can understand how when the edges are rough / And they cut you like tiny slivers of glass / And you feel too much and you don’t know how long you’re gonna last / Everyone you know is trying to smooth it over / Find a way to make the hurt go away… / But I won’t let you make the great escape / I’m never gonna watch you checking out of this place / I’m not gonna lose you because the passion and the pain are gonna keep you alive some day.”
In “Just Give Me a Reason,” she duets with Nate Ruess from Fun in a ’70s-feeling ballad, and she collaborates with Eminem on “Here Comes the Weekend.” But the most entertaining (and least radio-friendly) of her songs is the perfect pop–country-western hybrid “Slut Like You.” In this song about female empowerment and owning one’s own sexuality, Pink whoops, “You’ll be my little friend / I got a little piece of you-hoo / And it’s just like woo-hoo / Wham bam thank you ma’am / Woo-hoo, I’m a slut like you.”
It’s a song her LGBT fans are sure to get behind. Of course, she says lesbian and bisexual women in particular have always been there for her.
“They’ve been the most loyal part of what I do. They’ve been my most loyal friends, to be honest. I’ve had a lot of my gay boys around, but my gay girls are my rootstalk. They’re my honesty in an ocean of bullshit. I should be gay by the way that I look and the way that I am. I just happen to not be. But it just makes perfect and complete sense.”
Gay people constitute her core fan base, she says, appearing at every show. “But then over the years you kind of bring in [new] people that have never really embraced gay culture, and it’s just this clusterfuck of people,” she says. There are the “adorable little gay girl couples and gay boys, and then there’s the older straight couple together” who enjoy the music and learn a bit of tolerance while they’re at it. “I just feel like it’s bringing people together and it’s rad.”
The “loyal love” she gets from lesbian fans is due in part to her iconography as well. Queer women identify with Pink, her strength, her persona, her mouthiness—and her dykey look. She’s one of the few female performers even now to sport short hair, tattoos, and a butchy attitude.
“Fucking-A right!” Pink exclaims. “And we can be androgynous and be butch and be muscular and be one of the guys but also be feminine and beautiful and do all this crazy shit and talk shit. It’s awesome.”
CoverGirl appears to agree and has named her the newest face of the established beauty brand. The endorsement of the edgy and awesome says to Pink that she and all the honorary (and real) lesbians shouldn’t change one bit. “It’s like, ‘Fuck you, world! We’re awesome,’ ” she says, laughing. “I told you we’d get invited to the party one day!”
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In an exclusive interview, Jason Russell, the creator of Kony 2012—the most successful viral video of all time—discusses the intimate details of his public breakdown. For the first time ever, his wife describes the day her husband snapped.
Watch a preview now. Then, tune in for the full interview Sunday, October 7, at 9/8c.
Dr. Spencer Reid will be standing just a little bit taller, smiling just a little bit wider and blushing just a little bit more on the new season of “Criminal Minds.”
And he owes it all to a new love interest who will enter his life in episode four of the hit procedural, which airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on CTV. It will be Dr. Reid’s first relationship after eight years on the show. So what’s his character been doing since his last on-screen kiss way back in season one?
“Playing a lot of chess,” laughs actor Matthew Gray Gubler, who portrays Dr. Reid. “It’s been a long time; it was the last time I kissed a girl in real life, too.”
He then coyly adds, “I’m kidding…or am I?”
And that’s how you know Gubler is every bit as goofy, fun and endearing as his on -screen character, Dr. Reid.
“Yeah, (Reid’s) sort of a unique individual,” he says during an interview with CTV.ca. “He’s a bit of a workaholic, kind of like me. He doesn't really have time for a girlfriend.”
But that is about to change on the ninth season of “Criminal Minds,” as Dr. Reid embarks on a relationship that Gubler describes as something we’ve never seen on television before.
“It’s a three part story, and we’ve shot the first part, and it’s been done really well and uniquely…which I’m really proud of,” he says. “There’s definitely a beginning, middle and end to it. I’m almost scared to say anything for fear of it changing. But if all goes well, it’s going to be quite a story.”
So will he get another on-screen kiss?
“This is being done in such an unusually unique way, this love interest that there may never be a kiss,” he says. “You never know. It’s definitely something you haven’t seen before.”
Gubler couldn’t go into too much detail about his storyline, but offered us other tidbits to look forward to concerning his character.
“There’s a lot of fun stuff actually for Reid,” he says. “I’ve heard there might be a little bit of baseball involved in his life, which is weird because I never even touched a baseball bat in my real life, and I’m sure he never has.”
We all love a good bargain, but shopping addict Roshanda Hill shows us what happens when a penchant for discounts gets out of control.
Hill is the first subject of the new series 'My Shopping Addiction', debuting on Oxygen, Oct. 15th. But she isn't your typical designer obsessed shopaholic, this California discount diva spends up to $400 a week at 99-cent stores.
Hill says she'd rather spend "100 dollars on 100 things" at her local 99-cent oasis. In a sneak peek of the hour-long episode, Roshanda's kitchen is packed with an overwhelming surplus of household cleaning items, food, and drinks.
Her favorite discount buy? Enough dishwashing liquid to last a lifetime. But her friends and family are tired of her outrageous spending habits and lending her money for her bargain buying fix.
Hill isn't alone in her compulsive shopping struggle. About 5 percent of Americans struggle with an excessive shopping addiction and even more have difficulty with overspending.
According to a study conducted by Research Now and released by Oxygen Media, 68 percent of Americans have bought something just because it was cheap and 58 percent have purchased something expensive that they didn't need.
Find out if the experts leading this shopping intervention will be able to put an end to Hill's love for anything under a dollar on Oct. 15th on Oxygen.
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: The Rager (EP403), airing Thursday, October 25th. Highlight for spoilers:
BORN TO BE WILD — Connor (guest star Todd Williams) continues his search to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to work with him. With Dr. Fell’s (guest star Torrey DeVitto) help, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) question Connor, but the confrontation takes a lethal turn. Trying to keep her new life as normal as possible, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is determined to continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High with support from Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola). Rebekah’s (Claire Holt) arrival at school makes it difficult for Elena to control her anger, but she learns that confronting Rebekah can be extremely dangerous. Later, Rebekah realizes how alone she is, and reaches out to April (guest star Grace Phillips). Stefan (Paul Wesley) takes Elena on a thrilling motorcycle ride in an effort to show her that life can still be fun. Tyler (Michael Trevino) gets a surprise visit from Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin, “The Secret Circle”), a werewolf who helped him through the ordeal of breaking his sire-bond to Klaus. Concerned about Elena, as well as his own emotions, Stefan turns to a sympathetic Caroline for advice.
The episode was written by Brian Young and directed by Lance Anderson. This also marks the first episode of guest star Phoebe Tonkin!Source
Most actresses would find the prospect of filming a nude shower scene especially daunting, but for Pitch Perfect's Anna Kendrick, it was just another day on the job.
Appearing as college freshman Beca, who is heavily recruited to join her school's a cappella group, Up in the Air's Kendrick joked that filming the soapy scene was "the best day of my life."
Ahead of filming, Kendrick, 27, told Anderson Cooper during a Tuesday taping of Anderson Live that she was especially nervous -- even hiding in the corner to change in secret from the cast and crew.
Her tension eased, however, when co-star Brittany Snow also stripped down for the exchange, which features Snow's character Chloe ambushing Kendrick's Beca while singing in the shower. "When we started and were disrobing, I was like 'this is awful,' but by the end of the day, it was hot and humid and [I was used to it]," admitted the actress.
Said Kendrick of co-star Snow, 26: "At this point, I've got [her body] memorized!"
Kendrick and Snow -- who also appeared on Tuesday's Anderson Live - join Bridesmaids' Rebel Wilson and Superbad's Christopher Mintz-Plasse in the ensemble comedy, opening nationwide October 5.
promoting "paranorman," "end of watch" and "pitch perfect" on extra with mario lopez:
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Watch: Bat for Lashes' Seven Song Set on the BBC
Including material from The Haunted Man
By Jenn Pelly on October 3, 2012 at 10:53 a.m.
Today at BBC 6 Music's Maida Vale Studios in London, Bat for Lashes performed seven songs, including material from her upcoming record The Haunted Man, as well as tracks from previous albums Two Suns and Fur and Gold. From the new album, out October 23 in the U.S. via Capitol and October 15 in the UK via Parlophone/EMI, she performed "Laura", "Marilyn", and "All Your Gold".
Check out the performance, after the setlist, as well as a recent "Pitchfork Weekly" segment with Bat for Lashes wherein she discusses the The Haunted Man.
02 All Your Gold
03 Travelling Woman
Watch Nas Play Bartender to a Stand-in Amy Winehouse in the New "Cherry Wine" Video
By Carrie Battan on October 2, 2012 at 09:10 a.m.
Here's the video for Nas' "Cherry Wine" from Life Is Good, one of his posthumous collaboration tracks with the late Amy Winehouse. Directed by Jay Martin, it features Nas tending a vintage bar, making eyes with a woman who's possibly meant to play Winehouse. Meanwhile, a video of the real Winehouse is projected on a brick wall of the bar.
Killer Mike Gets Hyper-Political in "Reagan" Video
Just in time for the Presidential debates
By Evan Minsker on October 3, 2012 at 01:10 p.m.
Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music highlight "Reagan" is a sermon-like track about the state of the country, hip-hop, and society. It's appropriate, then, that the song's animated video is also extremely political, featuring tanks, presidents, drugs, and violence.
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Grizzly Bear Open Up About Money Issues
In his lengthy profile of Grizzly Bearfor New York magazine, writer Nitsuh Abebe goes into great detail about the band's past and the sometimes-contentious sessions for Shields--your typical topics for rock writing. But he gets the band to open up about some other issues as well, specifically the financial predicament most music acts face these days.
Describing Grizzly Bear as more of a "risky small business" than a creative force, Abebe details the band members' dissatisfaction with some aspects of their lifestyle. Yes, Grizzly Bear have Billboard-charting albums, do sold-out tours, and sell their music for commericial use, but, as singer Ed Droste says, “People probably have an inflated idea of what we make. Bands appear so much bigger than they really are now, because no one’s buying records. But they’ll go to giant shows… Obviously we’re surviving. Some of us have health insurance, some of us don’t, we basically all live in the same places, no one’s renting private jets. Come to your own conclusions.”
At the core of the band's argument is the age-old tug-of-war between art and commerce. Should an artist be paid for their work, and how much? Elsewhere, Droste expresses yearning for a middle-class life, but he seems resigned that it's not feasible if you're in a band that is essentially middle-class: big, but not big enough to supersede the various expenses, like agents, lawyers, tour managers, merch employees, publishers, manager, etc.
Abebe writes that "rock bands are generally obligated to express profound gratitude for any kind of success" and he concedes that Grizzly Bear do just that. But the article raises the kinds of pop music economic issues that keep bubbling to the surface every week, and it's interesting to hear it straight from the Bear's mouth. Read it here.
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Watch Kendrick Lamar With the Roots on "Fallon"
Performing "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
By Evan Minsker on October 3, 2012 at 05:15 a.m.
Last night, Kendrick Lamar hit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" in support of his upcoming album good kid, m.A.A.d. city (out October 22 on Top Dawg/Interscope/Aftermath). He performed "Swimming Pools (Drank)" backed by the Roots. Check it out below.
Kanye West Sued Over My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Samples
For Eddie Bo's "Hook and Sling, Part 1", used in "Lost in the World" and "Who Will Survive in America?"
By Evan Minsker on September 29, 2012 at 10:26 a.m.
Billboard reports that Kanye West has been sued by record label TufAmerica over samples used in two tracks on 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: "Lost in the World" and "Who Will Survive in America?". The song in question is "Hook and Sling, Part 1", a 1969 single by the late New Orleans soul artist Eddie Bo. The sample also appeared in the short film "Runaway".
In TufAmerica's complaint, they say West's labels Roc-A-Fella and Universal paid a license fee of $62,500 but "failed and refused to enter into written license agreements that accounted for their multiple other uses of ['Hook and Sling']." They're seeking undisclosed damages for copyright infringement.
Last May, TufAmerica filed a copyright infringement suit against the Beastie Boys the day before Adam Yauch died of cancer. The suit claimed samples from Trouble Funk were illegally used on License to Ill and Paul's Boutique.
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What has everyone been listening to? I love the new Ty Segall Band album Slaughterhouse and Deerhoof's Breakup Song. I tried getting into Death Grips and I found the vocals repulsive. lol
Lindsay Lohan is getting personal on Twitter.
The 26-year-old actress was so inspired by an anti-bullying episode of Katie Couric's new talk show, Katie, that she came forward with her own story.
"Katie Couric I think what you did today on your show for Whitney Kropp was lovely," she wrote Tuesday. "It had me crying. I'd love to meet her. Stop bullying."
In honor of Bullying Prevention Month (October) Couric interviewed bullied high school sophomore Whitney Kropp, who was voted into her school's homecoming court as a cruel joke.
"I was actually bullied at my public school when I would leave to film," Lohan tweeted (via Huffington Post), but appears to have since deleted from her account. "Whenever I came back . . . girls and boys would call me names."
"They would also mock me because of my home situation," the Mean Girls actress added. "When people found out that my father was in jail . . . they would yell things, try to trip me and more . . . I moved to home-schooling instead. In 11th grade. I stuck it out for a while."
"So I can relate to the girls that you spoke with on your show today," Lohan explained. "I appreciate you reaching out to them. XO."
Personal Injury Lawyer Who Called News Anchor Too Fat for TV: Whatever, She’s Still Fat
Personal injury lawyers are not very well liked in general, but Kenneth Krause managed to make himself the most hated man in America after he wrote a Wisconsin news anchor to complain that she's far too overweight to set a good example for young viewers, "girls in particular."
Despite the backlash against his letter brought on by Jennifer Livingston's four-minute on-air response, Krause, who is clearly into his looks (see photo above), has released a statement doubling down on his comments:
"Given this country's present epidemic of obesity and the many truly horrible diseases related thereto, and considering Jennifer Livingston's fortuitous position in the community, I hope she will finally take advantage of a rare and golden opportunity to influence the health and psychological well-being of Coulee Region children by transforming herself for all of her viewers to see over the next year, and, to that end, I would be absolutely pleased to offer Jennifer any advice or support she would be willing to accept."
On CBS This Morning, Livingston, who just so happens to be the sister of Office Space actor Ron Livingston, said weight has been a constant struggle since giving birth to her first child a decade ago.
"If I could snap my fingers to be a size that I don't have to shop on the plus size rack that would be great, but I'm not ashamed of myself," she said. "Talk to me about the stories I cover, not the way I look."
Livingston invited Krause to appear on her show, but Krause declined.
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