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    I want to extend a sincere thank you to the following people, who wrote letters to the judge on my behalf.

    [to see the full list, go to the Facebook source--not here for posting people's names]
    I also want to thank all of my family, friends, business associates, and fans who have called, emailed, sent texts, and posted messages of concern, encouragement, and support. I appreciate the well wishes, and I thank you for your prayers.

    Also, to anyone who may have written letters that we did not know about, thank you also, all of you.

    I will have more to say soon, but did not want to further delay expressing my appreciation.

    Thank you again,

    Lauryn Hill's jail sentence for tax evasion is good news for her fans

    Age: 37.

    Appearance: Actor in a legal drama.

    Reality: Singer in a tax drama.

    The girl from the Fugees? Yes, that Lauryn Hill; the one whose 1998 debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill sold more than 19m copies, won her five Grammy Awards and made her one of the biggest pop stars in the world.

    Sure but that was for ever ago. What has she done since? All sorts. But musically, not a lot. Fans are still waiting for a second studio album.

    After 15 years? Yep.

    Do you think it might be time for them to just give up? Actually, no. It's the perfect time for them to start celebrating.

    Why? Because Hill has just been sentenced to three months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of tax evasion.

    And that's good news for her fans? It's great news for her fans.

    How exactly? Because she now owes the state of New Jersey a total of approximately $1m in unpaid taxes and fines.

    And her fans are notorious for taking delight in her financial hardship? No, but nothing better persuades a great but temperamental artist to make art than the crushing weight of a colossal unpaid bill. And with that kind of debt to work off – not to mention three months' first-hand experience of prison life to write and rap about – that follow-up album should be ready in no time.

    I'll believe it when I see it. You can see it on her Tumblr. She told fans a week ago: "It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes. Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released."

    Ah. I guess money does make her world go round. Yep. Although that's Des'ree.

    Oh. What's a Lauryn Hill lyric then? One at random: "Now tell me your philosophy/On exactly what an artist should be/Should they be someone with prosperity/And no concept of reality?"

    Do say:"I'm definitely buying the new album."

    Don't say:"Is it called The Miscalculations of Lauryn Hill?"

    Source un: Miss Lauryn Hill's Facebook Page et source deux: The Guardian

    Mods, this has not been posted because it's not the story of her arrest--it's more about the long-time, dejected fans.
    And, Lauryn, girl. This is what it took for you to make a new album? Not impressed.

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  • 05/08/13--21:50: Emblem3's Chloe Lyric Video
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    Mac Miller takes it all off on the cover of his sophomore album Watching Movies With the Sound Off. The tatted rapper sits against a red wall with nothing but a table covering his crotch.

    The album is due June 18 featuring the single “S.D.S.” He will kick off “The Space Migration” tour with Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Chance the Rapper, and more on June 25.


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    the Julian performance is so pretty omw

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    Jaeger-LeCoultre honours 180 years with the launch of a new short film starring Diane Kruger

    This year marks the luxury watch manufacturer's 180th birthday. To celebrate almost two centuries of exquisite watchmaking, Jaeger-LeCoultre will be reinventing the Rendez-Vous and the Reverso, enhancing the charm and elegance of both iconic models.
    The renowned brand has also launched new short film, Reinvent Yourself, paying tribute to ambassador Diane Kruger's unique personality and successful career. The film follows her journey from young ballerina to iconic fashion model and celebrated actress, exploring the continuous reinvention of her life.

    "Diane Kruger has consistently led each moment of her life with confidence and determination, continually reinventing herself while preserving the full force of emotions, of graceful charm and of elegance," said Jaeger-LeCoultre.

    Directed by Fabienne Berthaud, the film embodies the feminine world of Jaeger-LeCoultre, offering a vision of creativity to empower and inspire women across the globe. Watch the film below.


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    It’s pretty hard to get a hold of the two French robots in Daft Punk, by design. Which is why it makes an odd sort of sense that one of their rare interviews leading up to the release of Random Access Memories is with none other than Sky Ferreira for the small, chic magazine CR Fashion Book. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter spoke with the singer and got into their best robo-formal threads for the accompanying super-cool black-and-white spread, which you can click through up top see below the cut.

    It’s pretty hard to get a hold of the two French robots in Daft Punk, by design. Which is why it makes an odd sort of sense that one of their rare interviews leading up to the release of Random Access Memories is with none other than Sky Ferreira for the small, chic magazine CR Fashion Book. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter spoke with the singer and got into their best robo-formal threads for the accompanying super-cool black-and-white spread, which you can click through up top see below the cut.

    On the album’s title: “The title plays with concepts of computer memory and human memories, establishing a loose parallel between the human brain and the hard drive—both are somehow randomly fragmented devices. We have always been fascinated by the relationship and connections between man and machine.”

    On the direction of the album: “This album is about technology going towards humanity, in a world where humanity is going towards technology. We tried to capture robotic emotions with music, replacing this time our electronic machines by real human beings.”

    On time travel: If they could go to any moment in time, they’d maybe opt for “witnessing the completion of the Great Pyramids, then traveling to see the remaining Six Wonders of the World, which are now long gone.”

    On dance music’s homogeneity (again): “Computers, as music instruments, are making it difficult for musicians to have their distinctive sonic personality, and a lot of dance records are starting to sound the same, in a very formatted way.”

    On their favorite thing about recording this album: “Being in the studio with Nile Rodgers, one of our childhood heroes, was definitely one of the highlights. He just brought his guitar to Electric Lady Studios in New York and started to play. It is the exact same guitar he’s been playing on all these records and songs we love.”


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    Actor Robert Downey Jr. held a private dinner in Los Angeles last night to celebrate the success of Iron Man 3, but also to begin negotiations for The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3. While the actor is open to returning for the Marvel Phase Two and Three sequels to 2012's Marvel's The Avengers, he does not want to return for the potential stand-alone adventure Iron Man 4.

    Back in April, it was reported that the actor wanted to "retire" his Tony Stark character, but he didn't leave a timetable as to when he wanted to do so. Iron Man 3 was the last movie that Robert Downey Jr. was obligated to do, under his current contract with Marvel Studios.

    Bringing Robert Downey Jr. back under a new contract will likely cost Marvel a pretty penny, since he earned an estimated $50 million from the 2012 blockbuster Marvel's The Avengers, after box office bonuses and back-end compensation. According to financial analyst Doug Creutz, the actor's departure could be just as costly.

    "It would be a definite negative for that particular franchise. He is Tony Stark. The other individual franchises -- Thor, Captain America, Hulk -- etc., don't have near the level of box-office potential that Iron Man does. The other way to look at it is that Iron Man would probably look more like those other franchises in terms of box-office performance without Downey."


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  • 05/08/13--22:56: ♔The End of an Era♔
  • CR7
    Sir Alex retires, CR7 reacts, my heart breaks

    Cristiano Ronaldo has led the reaction in Europe to the news that Sir Alex Ferguson will step down as Manchester United boss at the end of the season.

    Ferguson, 71, has won 38 trophies during his 26 years at Old Trafford.

    Real Madrid winger Ronaldo, who was named Fifa World Player of the Year in 2008 while with United, said on Twitter:  "Thanks for everything, boss."

    Elsewhere, Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini also praised the Scot's record. "His achievements in the game place him without doubt as one of the 'greats'" Blatter tweeted.  "Will his longevity at the top ever be repeated?" Platini said: "Sir Alex has made a massive contribution to football, not only in Scotland and in England, but across Europe and beyond. His dedication, his attention to detail and his unique eye for talent, as both the manager of Manchester United and Aberdeen, has brought rich rewards over a 30-year period. "His CV is almost unique in a results-based profession that normally focuses on short-term solutions rather than long-term vision."

    Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel,who won five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and one Champions League from 1991-1999, expressed his shock at the announcement. "It has come as a bombshell, I really don't know what to make of it," he told Sky Sports News. "Yesterday I was really happy with what he had done this season, now this, I'm disappointed and very sad.

    "He's always said the day would come when something in his life wasn't right, is it is hip operation [he will have this summer]? I can't see him retiring over that. Until he explains why, we can guess and guess."

    Footballers from across the continent joined in, with Barcelona and Brazil defender Dani Alves tweeting:  "A football legend has retired, he is the kind of professional that helps makes this profession make sense. Thank you Sir Alex Ferguson."

    Real Madrid loanee Michael Essien clashed with Ferguson's Manchester United side several times while with parent club Chelsea, and he added his tribute by tweeting:  "Sir Alex [Ferguson]. A legend and one of the greatest managers ever. Good luck in your retirement."

    Essien's Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Ramos added: "Acknowledgement to an amazing career at Manchester United. Remarkable [from] Sir [Alex] Ferguson, a football legend."

    Across the Spanish capital, Atletico Madrid striker Falcao urged people to applaud Ferguson's career. "Stand up, put your hands together and give him a big round of applause! Sir Alex Ferguson is retiring," the Colombian tweeted.  "Congrats for an amazing career!"

    David Beckham also weighed in on his Facebook page: I've just seen the news on Sir Alex. As I have said many times before the boss wasn't just the greatest and best manager I ever played under he was also a father figure to me from the moment I arrived at the club at the age of 11 until the day I left.

    Without him I would never have achieved what I have done in my career. He understood how important it was to play for your country and he knew how much it meant to me.

    After '98 without the manager I would have found it virtually impossible to cope with the attention I was getting on and off the field and for this I will always be grateful to him for his support and protection.

    I am truly honoured to have been guided by the greatest manager in football and to have had the career that I had under him.

    Thank you boss and enjoy the rest!"

    My thoughts exactly, Cris.

    The Superior Fergie/DB

    Football post, ONTD? How do you feel about Sir Alex retiring?

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    "No more big checks for divas."

    "American Idol" is going nuclear for Season 13. None of the four judges on the singing competition will be asked to return next season, an individual with knowledge of Fox's plans told The Wrap. Longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe is expected to get the boot. And despite reports to the contrary, Fox isn't even considering bringing former judge Jennifer Lopez back as a lifesaver for next season.

    "All four are gone," the insider told TheWrap. "They feel they've lost their core audience and they want it back."

    The show's format will also change. Its look will be redesigned and the dated tribute nights will be a thing of the past. But the show's trademark audition episodes will continue.

    All four judges have options to return for another season, but Fox won't be picking them up, according to the knowledgeable individual, who said: "No more big checks for divas."

    The network has resolved to stop paying the huge salaries it has been shoveling out for its big name talent, i.e. Carey's reported $18 million package, Minaj's $12 million salary and former judge Jennifer Lopez's $15 million.

    Behind the scenes, Fox Broadcasting chairman Kevin Reilly is charged with "fixing Idol." And one of the first changes will occur at the top of the food chain: Longtime executive producer Lythgoe is expected to be replaced. What that means for the show's producers, FremantleMedia, remains to be seen.

    Fox's meltdown has everything to do with the talent competition's declining viewership. Its ratings are already down 22 percent this season and it hit a series low for ratings last Thursday, when it attracted only 11 million viewers and a 2.4 rating/7 share in the ad-coveted 18-49 demographic. The ratings slide is especially problematic during May Sweeps, where ratings numbers are used to dictate advertising rates.

    Viewing has been in decline for several seasons now. At its height during Season 6, "Idol" attracted about 30 million viewers an episode.

    So, why not just cancel the show?

    "Idol" is still a huge revenue generator for Fox, bringing in $836.4 million in ad revenue last year, according to Kantar Media. Plus, it has nothing to replace it. Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" is far from being "Idol's" heir apparent after failing to meet ratings expectations over its first two seasons. It, too, is undergoing another round of changes for Season 3, with pop star Britney Spears and record executive L.A. Reid not returning.

    "Idol's" problems are compounded by the success of NBC's "The Voice." Currently airing its fourth season, the show recently crossed a milestone when it beat "Idol" (and everyone else on the small screen for that matter) in both total viewers and the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. Additionally, "The Voice" took "Idol's" spot in the Emmy race last year, replacing it among the nominees in the Outstanding Reality Competition category.

    Fox and Fremantle declined comment for this story, as did a representative for Keith Urban.

    Representatives for Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


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    The screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 gumshoe novel "Inherent Vice" looks to officially be Paul Thomas Anderson's next project as Benicio Del Toro has signed on to join "The Master" star Joaquin Phoenix for the tale of crime, corruption and double/triple/quadruple-crosses.

    "Inherent Vice" follows the exploits of Larry 'Doc' Sportello (Phoenix), a down-and-out Los Angeles private dick and pothead who receives a surprise visit from his ex-girlfriend, Shasta Fay Hepworth, who's now the mistress of real estate mogul Mickey Wolfmann. Shasta asks Doc's help in foiling a plot conjured by Wolfmann's wife, Sloane, and her lover, Riggs Warbling, to have Mickey thrown in the loony bin. Complications ensue (to say the least) against the backdrop of the arrest and trial of the Manson Family from the winter of 1969 through the summer of 1970.

    Del Toro will be playing the role of an attorney who's always trying to get his pal Doc out of trouble, even though he's not actually a criminal lawyer. While the role isn't a major one, it has lots of scene-stealing potential, according to The Wrap. Del Toro certainly knows how to play somewhat "non-traditional" lawyers in seemingly unfilmable novels after his wild turn as Raoul Duke's attorney Dr. Gonzo in Terry Gilliam's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."

    The only other cast member of "Inherent Vice" announced so far is PTA veteran Kevin J. O'Connor, who appeared in both "The Master" and "There Will Be Blood." Charlize Theron was mentioned to be in the running for a role this past January (back when Robert Downey Jr. was somewhat attached to the project) though there's been no official follow-up.

    "Inherent Vice" is scheduled to start shooting later this month, which means PTA may be abandoning the practice of releasing a feature film only every five years, as has been the case since "Punch-Drunk Love" in 2002 (followed by "There Will Be Blood" in 2007 and "The Master" in 2012). Meanwhile, Del Toro, who was last seen in last summer's "Savages," will next be seen in the title role of "Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian," which screens this month at the Cannes Film Festival.


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    So now we know: “John Harrison”, Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in the new Star Trek film, is actually Khan Noonien Singh.

    Khan is one of the more legendary villains in the annals of Star Trek. He first appeared in 1967, in an episode called Space Seed, when Captain James T Kirk chanced upon an abandoned ship while boldly going forth where tv series (and blockbuster sequels) go.

    In that ship were Khan and a few other survivors of a eugenics project conducted in the 1990s. Eventually, it was revealed that Khan was a superhuman from India, who was so mighty and dangerous that he had been chucked into deep space with others like him to keep the world safe.

    Yes, “John Harrison” is actually Indian. Cue in outrage, because dammit all, why is the thoroughly Caucasian Benedict Cumberbatch playing a desi character? So what if Katrina Kaif — who thanks to her Kashmiri father and English mother is probably only half a shade darker than Cumberbatch — regularly plays the parts of Indian women who technically should have a far more sincerely brown complexion than hers? At least Kaif has a connection of sorts with South Asia.

    What’s Cumberbatch’s Indian connection? None. So why, when there are so many brown actors in the world at large and in Bollywood in particular, did director JJ Abrams pick Cumberbatch to play Khan?

    Some may argue that aside from being a fine actor, Cumberbatch has an international fan following thanks to the tv series Sherlock. However, this doesn’t change the fact that no matter which part of India you plonk him in, Cumberbatch would stand out like a piece of chalk in a box of crayons. Also, considering the fact that Abrams picked a non-entity like Chris Pine to play Captain Kirk, why not take a chance and cast a brown guy as Khan?

    Cumberbatch’s fans will direct you to their favourite episode of Sherlock to explain his wonderfulness, but let’s face it: Star Trek Into Darkness is no Hamlet. Acting chops can be kept on the backburner when the real focus of your character is to pack a punch and blow things up. However, in case you’re not overwhelmed by lust-tinged admiration for Cumberbatch and are instead feeling a tsunami of postcolonial rage wash over you, let us consider the case of Khan Noonien Singh.

    First, one may conclude from the name that research and realism were not critical to the writing of this character. Then why expect the casting to follow any kind of logic as far as race is concerned? But just because the writer of Space Seed, Carey Wilber, couldn’t be bothered to figure out whether an Indian gent, in any decade, was likely to have both Khan and Singh in their name — and Noonien? Seriously? — it doesn’t mean the makers of Star Trek Into Darkness couldn’t have done a little research before casting Khan’s character.

    After all, it’s not like we’re short of options of men who think they’re supermen in India. One could argue that’s one of the central characteristics of brown men. Then there’s the historical aspect. If we follow the timeline suggested in “Space Seed”, Khan and his band of Indian supermen would have been created in the 1980s, since the Eugenics Wars took place in the 1990s in the Star Trek universe. As it happens, the 1980s did see a few supermen in Bollywood.

    For example, Puneet Issar put on the blue tights and red chaddis to save India and win his lady love’s affections of his lady love. Then there was Govinda, whose role may not have been that of the caped crusader in Dariya Dil (1988) but that didn’t stop him from dressing up as Superman in a song sequence. Not just that, when he wasn’t busting dance moves in a garden, Superman Govinda flew over Mumbai, thanks to some special effects that make Supermen of Malegaon‘s effects seem cutting edge). Incidentally, his girlfriend in the film was Kimi Katkar and in this song, she wore a Spider-Girl outfit. Beat that.

    Just imagine, had Abrams given Issar or Govinda a call, Star Trek Into Darkness could have relaunched their careers the way Slumdog Millionaire did Anil Kapoor’s.

    If vintage isn’t JJ Abram’s thing, then he could have considered Hrithik Roshan, who played a superhero in Krrish (2006). In fact, as Krrish, Roshan has done that smoulder-and-stride walk that is similar to Cumberbatch’s pose in the Star Trek Into Darkness poster. And then, to confuse the bejesus out of all those who follow Bollywood, Roshan could have said, “My name is Khan.”

    But no, Abrams didn’t look east. Instead of boldly going forth to Bollywood, he went with Cumberbatch. Here’s what’s interesting about the choice that Abrams made: the man named Khan who reduces skyscrapers to rubble and terrorises Americans is a white man and not a bearded chap with an olive complexion who may be considered suspicious by airport security personnel in large parts of the world. He is, as Cumberbatch said in an interview, a “home-grown terrorist”. He doesn’t seem foreign, he’s doesn’t look like ‘the other’; in fact, he looks no different from the others who make up the American majority. But his name is Khan and he is here to wreak terror.


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    Rumors surrounding the film adaptation of the bestselling bathtub novel Fifty Shades of Grey have been frequent, titillating, and circulated around the internet more than actual porn (just kidding, not possible). People went blind with excitement trying to cast Christian Grey. Ian Somerhalder, Alex Pettyfer, Stephen Amell? Rumors of Emma Watson being cast as Ana were intriguing, but ultimately disappointing. The most recent report says the movie might have found its director: Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina)

    1. The build-up: This will be the hottest part. Elizabeth and Darcy couldn’t even touch in Pride & Prejudice, but the electricity in this scene in the rain could light Manhattan. Wright knows how to film longing, and although that’s not what sold the books, it could keep viewers plenty satisfied in the movie. We expect tons of under the table hand holding, wry smiles that could kill, and eye-seduction so intense you’ll be curling your toes in anticipation of…

    2. The sex: A big worry about the Fifty Shades movie is that reading the novel in the privacy of your own laundry room is one thing, but going out to a theater is another. Some of these debates come off as a little sexist to me — in an equal world we would all have to delete our browser history every once in a while. Will 50 Shades get an NC-17 rating? Maybe. But you better believe Wright can make it steamy, sexy, and rated R if he has to. You could probably watch the Atonement sex scene at work without once seeing something that will make someone call HR, but you’d still feeling uncomfortable the whole time, worried that your office mates know exactly what you are doing. It’s incredibly titillating without being raunchy. So maybe Wright could find a way to make the sex kinky, but still R-rated, with lots of sound effects, dark shadows, close-ups on legs and jawlines, whips that hit, but not too hard. Now is that what fans want? Well, we’ll leave that to you and your browser history. We still sort of assume Wright wouldn’t sign on to direct a straight porn.

    3. The contract: Wright has achieved varying degrees of success adapting literary classics. While he’s done great work with some (Pride & Prejudice), he’s watered down other incredibly layered masterpieces (Anna Karenina). So what will he do with a novel that’s basically as deep as a “Holy Cow!”? Well, he’ll probably add something else, right? Maybe as we pan across Anastasia’s face, we see a this-whole-contract-is-really-just-a-reinforcement-gender-stereotypes-disguised-as-a-dominant-and-submissive-relationship-but-what-it-really-is-is-just-a-desire-to-go-back-to-the-a-time-when-women-didn’t-have-to-work-and-could-stay-home-and-have-their-husband-buy-stuff-for-them-constantly-but-now-that-we’re-in-the-21st-century-and-we’ve-all-held-money-and-seen-episodes-of-Mad-Men-maybe-this-isn’t-the-way-we-want-to-live-but-also-the-job-market-is-really-hard-now-and-gym-memberships-are-so-expensive-and-like-dieting-would-be-easier-if-you-had-someone-to-prepare-your-food-for-you-and-maybe-it-would-all-be-better-if-you-had-a-Christian-Grey-who-could-take-care-of-you-but-wait-you-definitely-took-too-many-feminism-classe- in-college-and-your-mother-and-grandmother-fought-too-hard-for-your-right-to-have-a-career-but-anyway-lets-just-get-back-to-the-spanking-and-forget-about-this glance.
    Or maybe he’ll just go all blindfolds, silver ties, handcuffs, and red rooms of pain and throw caution to the wind. Most importantly though, if Wright actually does direct this movie, when will the Keira Knightley rumors start?


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    KATIE Price saw the Queen of Pop in her punk gear at the Met Gala and thought: "What's my ex Alex doing there?"

    The Material Girl singer dressed up in a fishnet top over a black bra, with stockings and suspenders — just like the cagefighter's alter ego Roxanne.

    And Sun columnist Katie had to look twice just to check her former hubby wasn't at the glitzy bash in New York
    Katie revealed: "I had to do a double take when I saw that picture of Madonna at the Met Ball this week.
    "I thought it was my ex-husband Alex Reid."
    Katie is not shy in making remarks about celebs.
    In February she compared model Kelly Brook to a "heifer"
    And later she also lashed out at Peter Crouch's missus Abbey, claiming she looked way too skinny.
    But this time she may have a point as these outfits are remarkably similar.
    Fortunately though, Madonna only donned the crazy garb for the punk-themed do.

    Madonna on E!'s Fashion Police "Must See Look of the Week"

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    my love for this woman grows more and more every day ♥

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    Daft Punk have once again reiterated the fact that they have no plans to perform live around the release of new album 'Random Access Memories'.

    The French duo put out the album on May 20 but have so far done little to no promotion personally for tit, instead leaving it to the various collaborators on the record to speak for them. Rumours of live appearances, particularly at the Coachella festival, have also gathered but speaking toTriple J radio in Australia, the duo said that they want to focus on getting the album released and have no plans to play live at the moment.

    "We spent five years working on this record," they said. "That’s really the first step by releasing it is we’d like to have people experience the record as the focal point."

    Speaking about their decision to reveal new music at a playback during Australian festival Wee Waa, bandmember Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo said: "It feels like [Australia] understands our music. It could be anywhere, that’s what the record is made for, anywhere and everywhere."

    Discussing the topic of playing live, Daft Punk previously said they could allow actors to perform their songs and wear their costumes if they ever fancied experiencing a Daft Punk gig as punters instead – but they don't play frequently enough to make it appealing. "It would be possible but we play too few concerts. It would be dumb not to want the acclaim of 20,000 people," the said.
    Some leaked material from RAM has been circulating the web for a few days now. In fact a couple of sources such as ElectroItalia have been asked by Sony to take it down.
    These two tracks are low quality and only partial of the full tracks so take it with a grain of salt.

    Please click: Giorgio by Moroder

    Last but not least a link to the Spotify full album page
    I figure we can discuss Daft Punk and whether or not we've heard some leaked tracks or are they fake ya know?

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    And these are the tracks:

    Sleigh Bells - Crown On The Ground
    Azealia Banks feat. Lazy Jay - 212
    Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi - All Of The Lights
    Schoolboy Q - Hell Of A Night
    Rick Ross feat. Lil Wayne - 9 Piece

    Reema Major - Gucci Bag
    Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground
    Sammy Adams - Big Lights
    Brian Reitzell - Cotton Candy
    Brian Retizell - Dans Beat
    Oneohtrix Point Never - Ouroboros
    M.I.A. - Bad Girls
    Rye Rye feat. M.I.A. - Sunshine
    Ester Dean feat. Chris Brown - Drop It Low
    Reema Major - Arabic Princess
    Plastikman - Locomotion
    Klaus Schulze - Freeze
    Young Jeezy - Everythang
    Can - Halleluwah
    deadmau5 - FML
    2 Chainz - Money Machine
    Bassnectar - Disintegration Part IV
    loscil - Showers Of Ink
    Kanye West - Power
    Phoenix - Bankrupt
    Frank Ocean feat. Earl Sweatshirt - Super Rich Kids

    You can listen to it HERE


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    Last night I was on Bill Maher's HBO show "Real Time". There have always been numerous views of Maher's with which I agree. But he has become one of the most vocal and extreme advocates of the view that - while religion generally should be criticized - Islam is a uniquely threatening and destructive force and that Muslims are uniquely oppressive and violent, and that mentality has infected many of his policy views (see here and here for some comprehensive background; just two weeks ago, he had a fairly typical outburst on this topic). When I was scheduled to do the show, I was hoping that the opportunity would arise to debate these views (or that I could create the opportunity), and last night it did.

    The resulting exchange, which was somewhat contentious and sustained for a show like this, can be seen on the recorder below. The segment begins at the 4:45 mark and our specific exchange begins a couple of minutes after that (the first segment on this video is a debate on whether Benghazi is now a "scandal" in light of newly released documents). Our exchange ends up, I believe, capturing the crux of this debate - which is essentially similar to the one I had recently with Sam Harris and friends - rather well:

    You can watch just the last two minutes or so - the heart of the matter - with this clip:


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