Monday, February 28, 2011

Natalie Portman is no longer a Galliano fan.

Natalie Portman Condemns John Galliano

The actress Natalie Portman, who has an endorsement contract with Dior for its Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, has strongly condemned its chief designer, John Galliano, for anti-Semitic remarks after a video surfaced of Mr. Galliano appearing to deliver a tirade in a Paris bar. In a separate incident, he was accused of verbally abusing a French couple last week in the bar. He was suspended Friday from Dior.

In a statement released Monday evening in Los Angeles, Ms. Portman said:
“I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today. In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.”

It was not known how Ms. Portman’s contract with Dior might be affected.

NY Times

PHOTOS: 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Announced

Kendra Wilkinson to be on Dancing With the Stars
Chelsea Kane to be on Dancing With the StarsChris Jericho to be on Dancing With the StarsWendy Williams to be on Dancing With the Stars
Kirstie Alley to be on Dancing With the StarsLil' Romeo to be on Dancing With the StarsPetra Nemcova to Be on 'Dancing With the Stars'

It’s official! After many months of speculation, fans finally got the official word on who will compete for the coveted mirrorball trophy this season on Dancing with the Stars.

The contestants were announced live during The Bachelor,and the line-up is … Reality starlet Kendra Wilkinson, Super Bowl champ Hines Ward, talk show host Wendy Williams, pro wrestler Chris Jericho, Kirstie Alley, Ralph Macchio, Cheslea Kane, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, rapper Lil Romeo, Love Lines host Mike Catherwood and supermodel Petra Nemcova.

The hit show will return to the ABC airwaves on March 21. What do you think of the new cast? Pick who you think will win in the comments!


Did you know that Oscar is a Latino?

While movie fans may think the coveted statuettes presented at the Academy Award ceremonies tonight are as American as apple pie, they're actually closer to carne asada.

It turns out that when MGM's art director Cedric Gibbons, an original Academy member, was selected to supervise the design of the trophy, he found himself in need of a model.

Gibbons was introduced by his then-wife Dolores del Rio to Mexican film director and actor Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez. Although initially reluctant, Fernndez was finally convinced to pose nude to create the statue. He thus became the first film buff.

This bit of trivia is by way of introducing the subject of the day: The Academy Awards, a subject about which I know not so much.

I know this, however. On Academy Awards day, the womenfolk of my family descend on my den like seagulls on a landfill to watch the entire broadcast, from the first anorexic actress slinking down the red carpet to the last endless thank-you speech. I stand dutifully by with wine (which I pour) and food (which I serve), silently efficient like a bit player in "The King's Speech."

I've always been a bit blas about the Oscars. Maybe it's because I was born in Hollywood and have spent most of my life nearby. Familiarity breeds indifference over time. Let's face it, not everyone in Pasadena goes ga-ga over the Rose Parade every year.

Or maybe it's because I've met many people who possess Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Tonys and the like. Some are larger than life. But most are talented people who simply work hard and do their jobs well. The difference between us and them is that while we may get a raise, they are rewarded with thunderous applause dressed in tuxedos and gowns on worldwide television.

Then there's the overkill factor. By the time we are subjected to the Golden Globes, the Peoples' Choice Awards, the MTV Awards, the Critics' Choice Awards, the Writers' Guild Awards, the Directors' Guild Awards and the Screen Actors' Guild Awards, among others, the results become predictable. The Academy Awards becomes a spectacle, not a drama.

What I really dislike about awards shows, and the Academy Awards in particular, are the acceptance speeches. Sure, there have been some genuine moments over the years. But put an actor on live TV without a script and chaos lurks. They often end up embarrassing themselves, the Academy and on occasion the human race.

Let's dump the thank-yous entirely. That means we would miss a lot of tearful tributes to parents and spouses and children and agents along with the occasional political rant, which mostly serves to alienate rather than educate.

The only acceptance speech I ever enjoyed came from Roberto Benigni (Best Actor for "Life is Beautiful" in 1999) who said, "I feel like now really to dive in this ocean of generosity. This is too much . . . I would like to be Jupiter and kidnap everybody and lie down in the firmament making love to everybody."

Unfortunately, most fail to rise to this standard.

While we're at it, let's quit fooling around with the Ellen DeGenereses and Hugh Jackmans and return Billy Crystal to his rightful position as permanent host. He's done it eight times and each one was a gem.

And let's dump the Best Song category, which officially died in 2005 when a happy little ditty called "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" won the Oscar. Can you name the last three award winners? Neither can I.

Jettison a few categories like the best foreign documentary under 30 minutes that no one will ever see and we're getting somewhere.

The whole show could be wrapped up in two hours or less.

And I'd get my den back.

Robert Rector is a former editor with the Pasadena Star-News and Los Angeles Times.


A Week of Rants: Top 10 Charlie Sheen Quotes

It’s the day after the almighty Oscars Awards and everyone is talking about … Charlie Sheen?!? As the highest-paid actor on TV in history, he’s ignited a feud with the creator of his show by launching into a series of verbal tirades as production was shut down on Two and a Half Men.

While many are debating his sobriety — and sanity — according to Charlie, he’s made of win! In the wake of his show being pulled, he’s done a string of radio, TV and internet interviews that have gotten progressively more heated, even manic, resulting in some uproarious quotes from a man on a quite a roll.

Here are just some of the gems he’s released over the past week:

1. “I got magic and I’ve got poetry in my fingertips, you know, most of the time, and this includes naps. I’m an F-18, bro.”
2. “Clearly I have defeated this earthworm [show creator Chuck Lorrie] with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.”
3. “I’m tired–I’m so tired of pretending like my life isn’t perfect and bitching and winning every second and I’m not perfect and bitchin’ and just delivering the goods at every freakin’ turn.”
4. “You have the right to kill me, but you do not have the right to judge me. Boom. That’s the whole movie. That’s life.”
5. “Winning!”
6. “I think people mistake my passion for anger.”
7. “Rock bottom; that’s a fishing term.”
8. “I am battle-tested bayonets, bro.”
9. “I am on a drug, it’s called Charlie Sheen.”
10. “If you’re a part of my family, I will love you violently.”

TMZ reports that as a result of their interview with Charlie just this morning, his long-time publicist quit. He will also appear on tonight’s ABC News, which is likely to result in many more memorable quotes.


Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Video Premieres

The seven-minute clip shows a Gaga ready to create new worlds to dominate.

She's already accomplished pretty much everything on this astral plane — you know, emerging from swimming pools while flanked by Great Danes, murdering her boyfriend, escaping from prison, offending the Catholic church. So, in her new video for "Born This Way," it sort of makes sense that Lady Gaga has taken her talents to an entirely new dimension: a "multiverse" of starry space births and snarling specters, new life forms and centuries-old demons. And sparkly unicorns. You can't forget about them.

So, yes, "Born This Way" (which premiered on Monday, February 28) is quite the spectacle. Part space odyssey, part Creationist yarn, it involves the formation of not just an entirely new universe, but an entirely new race of humanity, too. It sort of makes sense, it sort of doesn't, but that 100 percent doesn't really matter much. This is Gaga at her most fabulous, her most out-there, her most, well, Gaga.

Beginning with a long voiceover (the "Manifesto of Mother Monster," as Gaga puts it) that drops phrases like "the mitosis of the future" and "the eternal mother hovered in the multiverse" like they're practically weightless, "Born This Way" stretches a tale of astral rebirth — which appears to be a central theme of the Born This Way album — over seven minutes, recalling everything from the early "Superman" films to the late Alexander McQueen's final collection, doing so effortlessly and oh-so-seriously, in the way we've come to expect from Gaga.

There is haute couture and barely there underwear, a guest appearance by the so-called "Zombie Boy" who showed up in an earlier clip, a whole lot of oozing afterbirth, some fierce dance moves and even a bit of gunplay. The basic premise seems to be good vs. evil, but again, that's entirely up to your interpretation. Director Nick Knight fills each frame with shades of dark and light, coloring the voids of this new world with his fashion-photographer's eye. Gaga plays it straight, even when she's delivering a whitechocolatespaceegg (shout out to Liz Phair!) while hovering above planet Earth.

It's part fantasy, part hopeful reality. It's about the future and the past (especially at clip's end, when Gaga sports Madonna's near-trademarked tooth gap), but really, all of that pales in comparison to the sheer spectacle of the thing. And that sort of makes sense, because after thoroughly dominating this world, with "Born This Way," Lady Gaga seems content to create brand-new worlds to tower over. Welcome your new overlord.

What do you think the "Born This Way" video means? Share your interpretations in the comments!

John Galliano caught on video: "I love Hitler"

There's no disputing this.

From The Sun
The British designer - an alleged Jew hater - then tells a horrified woman: "People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f****** gassed."

His tirade was videoed by a friend of the people he was insulting - who were French and Italian, but not Jewish.

Galliano, 50, was at the same Paris bar where he allegedly launched a vicious verbal attack on two people last week - which led to him being arrested and suspended by fashion label Christian Dior.

After stating he loves Hitler and making the gassing remark, a woman is heard to say, 'Oh my God' before asking slurring Galliano if he had a problem.

He said: "With you. You're ugly." Asked where he was from, he said: "Your a***hole."

The man who filmed his outburst told The Sun: "Galliano was sitting alone nursing his drink, when a few of us sat at the next table.

"Galliano kept intruding, throwing in comments about us and what we were saying. We knew who he was. He's instantly recognisable.

"We were stunned by what Galliano was saying, but then he started making vile anti-Semitic comments. His words were disgusting. He made it clear the Italian girls weren't welcome and should go home. This was pure racism."

Last Thursday Galliano allegedly insulted Geraldine Bloch, 35, and threatened to kill her pal Philippe Virgitti, 41, in La Perle Bar. Ms Bloch told cops he called her a "dirty Jew face".

Galliano has launched legal action against French Ms Bloch and Mr Virgitti, who is of Asian origin, for defamation.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Children Who Won Oscars!

Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
When it comes to mature actors we can expect them to get a nomination for their roles. But when it comes to children, they are less expected to be nominated or to win an Oscar because they are not experimented enough. Despite that, a few child-actors have won Oscars:

  • Shirley Temple in 1934, she was 6-year-old (she received a non-competitive, honorary Oscar as well as Deanne Durbin and Mickey Rooney in 1938, Judy Garland in 1939 and Margaret O’Brien in 1944, along with 7 others in the following 16 years)
Shirley Temple in 1934
Shirley Temple in 1934
  • Patty Duke, for ‘The Miracle Worker’, in 1962, she was 16-year-old.
Patty Duke in 1962
Patty Duke in 1962
  • Tatum O’Neal, for ‘Paper Moon’, in 1973, she was 10-year-old.
Tatum O'Neal in 1973
Tatum O'Neal in 1973
  • Anna Paquin, for ‘The Piano’, in 1994, she was 11-year-old.
Anna Paquin in 1994
Anna Paquin in 1994

It’s probably overweliming to be nominated to the Oscars as a child. To be where the grwon-ups are and to compete with them is a huge challange. Here there are a few children who were nominated, but didn’t win an Oscar:
  • Patty McCormack, for ‘The Bad Seed’ in 1956;
  • Mary Badham, for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in 1962;
  • Jodie Foster, for  ‘Taxi Driver’ in 1976;
  • Quinn Cummings, for ‘Goodbye Girl’ in 1977;
  • River Phoenix,  for ‘Running on Empty’ in 1988;
  • Haley Joel Osment, for ’The Sixth Sense’ in 1999;
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes, for ‘Whale Rider’ in 2004;
  • Abigail Breslin, for ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ in 2007.
Let’s just hope that on Sunday, Hailee Steinfeld, at 14-year-old, will win an Oscar for her performance in ‘True Grit’.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Old Navy Ad Star: Kim Kardashian Comparisons Are "Extremely Flattering"

Melissa Molinaro doesn't see it.
"To me it's extremely flattering. She is a beautiful woman...That's an amazing compliment," says the singer and actress in response to the oodles of Kim Kardashian comparisons that have blown up the Internet since Molinaro's peppy Old Navy ad—in which she certainly does resemble the E! star—premiered this week.
But, Molinaro assured us in an exclusive sit-down, she did not answer a casting call for "Kim Kardashian look-alikes."
RELATED: What's up with Old Navy's Kim Fauxdashian?
"I have the email that my agent sent me—this is from the client, from Old Navy," Molinaro told E! News, proceeding to read a copy of the casting notice.
"'Role Name: Female Singer,'" she began. "Then it says, 'Description: Looking for a true dance pop superstar. The talent will lip-synch, so just looking for a performer. The performer has experimental vocal style that borrows from such legends as Prince, David Bowie and Madonna. Wardrobe: Think Prince, Madonna, Lady Gaga and David Bowie.'"
But after the ad premiered, it doesn't appear that any of those stars came to mind.
"It went from me getting phone calls from my family and people I went to high school with, people I grew up dancing with," Molinaro said. "They're saying, 'Oh my god, [people are] saying you look like Kim Kardashian!'"
And yet, she's gotten very few comparisons to Kim until now.
"I get told that I look like a lot of famous people," the Ontario, Canada-born performer said. "It seems to be a trend for me. Eva Longoria, Nicole Scherzinger, Fergie, Vanessa Marcil—these are just a couple of the people [she's been compared to].
"It's just crazy to me because I think I look like Melissa Molinaro," she said. "I've been in the business for a long time and...thank God I booked this commercial because I've gotten so much airtime."
So does she think she has a future in the Kim-impersonation business?
"You're not going to find me at a Bar Mitzvah or a communion or someone's birthday doing that," Molinaro said.
It doesn't appear as if she needs the work, anyway. A veteran of shows like Making the Band 3 and The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, Molinaro is up next in Honey 2, a straight-to-DVD sequel to the Jessica Alba-starring original.
And Molinaro has a message for her doppelgänger:
"Kim, I think you're beautiful woman, an amazing business woman, and it would be nice to meet you someday! I hope you don't think all this is weird."

VIDEO: Check Out a Preview of the New Broadway Musical 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'

Three ‘Divas’ sing some of the songs in the show. The blonde one obviously knows what’s up.

Fans of the 1994 film ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert‘ have been eagerly awaiting the musical based on the film to make it to Broadway. After performing in Australia, London, and Toronto, the stage version of ‘Priscilla’ is finally about to park its fabulous bus on the Great White Way. Finally!
With 500 outrageous costumes and 72 wigs, ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ is a big show. We wanted to get a peek before previews start next Monday so we stopped by last week to watch a couple numbers, talk to the cast, and come to the conclusion that our Australian accent is way off.
Check it out below to see some clips from this over-the-top show and get some inside info from cast members Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon, and more!! G’day.

For more info and tickets you can go to The show officially opens March 10th, and preview performances begin on February 28th.
And here are 2 more shots of the 3 lead gents in the show, just ‘cuz.

Cute. But picture it with sequins and headdresses! And can we nominate Nick Adams shirt for some kind of “Hardest working seams in showbiz?”


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Friday, February 25, 2011


a short film directed by Charles Oliver and Christopher Scott

Academy Awards Red Carpet‏

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If you are interested, simply visit our facebook page ( and ‘Like’ us. On Saturday afternoon, *TWENTY* new Facebook fans will be selected by lottery. If your name is drawn, you will be contacted via Facebook. Good Luck!

VIDEO: Teaser Trailer for The Hangover Part 2

Release Date: May 26th, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Official Site:
Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong
Writers: Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong

In "The Hangover Part II," Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.

VIDEO: Bill O'Reilly Hints He May Appear on 'Glee'

On 'The O'Reilly Factor' (weekdays, 8 PM ET on Fox News), Bill O'Reilly was critiquing a clip of Willie Geist, Ann Curry and Jenna Bush Hager dancing on 'Today' when he made a surprising revelation.

"I was on the set of 'Glee' last night," O'Reilly disclosed. "And after seeing those professionals, and that ... pretty frightening. And I want to thank all of the 'Glee' people for being so nice to us."

O'Reilly has taken shots at 'Glee' in the past, once accusing the show of indoctrinating the nation's youth with liberal values. And 'Glee' responded with an episode featuring a newsman character who seemed to be parodying O'Reilly.

That all appears to be water under the bridge. There are Twitter reports of O'Reilly being greeted warmly on the 'Glee' set, and the rumor is he will be playing one of the judges at the Regionals.

Will his be a singing judge? We can only hope.

Dior suspends Galliano after booze-fuelled bar spat

PARIS (Reuters) – Christian Dior suspended its star fashion designer John Galliano on Friday pending an inquiry into accusations he hurled racist remarks at a couple in a Paris bar.

About a week before Galliano was due to present Dior's collection in Paris, police were called to a bar in the city's trendy Marais district on Thursday evening where they found the designer doling out a drunken torrent of abuse to a couple, a police source told Reuters.

Galliano's lawyer Stephane Zerbib said two complaints had been filed with police against his client for making racist or anti-Semitic comments -- a crime in France -- but he said Galliano "firmly and formally" denied doing so.

"Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance toward any anti-Semitic or racist words or behavior," Dior Chief Executive Sidney Toledano said.

"Pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities," the fashion house, part of billionaire Bernard Arnault's LVMH luxury empire, added in a statement.

The British designer was out at a no-frills drinking spot popular with wannabe models when the incident took place.

He was taken to a police station for a sobriety test, which confirmed he had been drinking, but was released without being charged and police escorted him home, the police source said.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: 'Bad Teacher' Trailer Premiere

Some teachers just don’t give an F. For example, there's Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She’s foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can’t wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she’s dumped by her fiancĂ©, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) – competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.

VIDEO: Brittany Snow talks Harry’s Law

True Blood Exclusive: Look Who's Returning!

You already know that True Blood‘s upcoming fourth season will feature witches, werewolves and more Nan Flannigan. But here’s what I’m fairly certain you don’t know: It’ll also mark the return of vampire legend Godric!

TVLine has exclusively learned that Allan Hyde will reprise his role as Eric’s late, forever young-looking maker when the HBO drama resumes this summer.

The duration and exact timing of his stint are unknown. It’s also unclear what form the onetime vampire sheriff of Area 9 will take given that he succumbed to the worst sunburn in history during season 2. (He returned briefly from the great beyond in the season 3 finale to deliver a message to Eric.)

Blood EP Alan Ball isn’t offering too many clues, except to say that fans will see “a different side of Godric.”

X-Factor: The $5 MILLION dollar audition

VIDEO: Simon Cowell Reveals More Details About 'X Factor' in New Promo

"I can assure you one thing: you will never see a show like this in America," he promises.

Simon Cowell appears in a three-and-a-half minute promo for the American version of X Factor, released by Fox Thursday.

"I can assure you one thing: you will never see a show like this in America," Cowell says. "A lot is going to surprise you."

Cowell discusses the auditions, which will happen in front of "3 or 4,000 people" in Miami, New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago and the $5 million prize.

On Wednesday, first reported Facebook voting will be allowed for final rounds.

The show is due to kick off this fall.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

John Waters live commentary for "A Dirty Shame" screening @ UCLA

Get a double dose of John Waters:
Waters will do LIVE commentary at a screening of "A Dirty Shame" TONIGHT, Feb 22 at 8pm in UCLA's Haines Hall, Rm. 39. This is a student event that has been opened to John Waters ticket buyers. Be one of the first 50 to email by 4pm to hold your spot! Your Royce Hall ticket or proof of purchase will be required for entry.

UCLA students can RSVP here

Monday, February 21, 2011

True Blood, Volume 1: All Together Now Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, DeborahAnn Woll

Special Event
True Blood cast members Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) are expected to attend the signing for True Blood, Volume 1: All Together Now.
Saturday February 26, 2011 1:00 PM

The Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-525-0270

Special Instructions
Wristbands will be given out on Saturday, February 26 starting at 9:00 am with a purchase of the True Blood, Volume 1 (Limited to three items per person). *Other memorabilia will not be allowed. *Personalization will not be available. *Posed photography will not be allowed.

order your copy of the book here

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cut Copy - "Need You Now" Video

Cut Copy is proud to present "Need You Now," a Keith Schofield directed video. See it below!

Cut Copy - Need You Now from Cut Copy on Vimeo.

Hairstylist Vidal Sassoon on GDLA

The "king of hair," Vidal Sassoon, has a new film out about his life that took him from a kid from the tough-working class to a superstar hairdresser.

Vidal joined to us live on Tuesday and talked to us about the film, and shared a few hair stories.

Hairstylist Vidal Sassoon on GDLA:

more info on the movie here:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TGI at the NBA All Star 2011 Pre-Show and Halftime Show‏

We are casting 250 lucky fans to be a part of the NBA All Star 2011 Pre-Show and Halftime Show!

These lucky fans will get to be a part of the T-mobile Magenta Carpet Pre-Show AND the NBA All Star 2011 Half-time Show!

The T-Mobile Magenta Carpet Pre-Show:
The 2011 NBA All-Stars will shine alongside an A-list cast of television, film, and music talent when they arrive at the first-ever T-Mobile Magenta Carpet at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 20 which will include a special performances by Grammy-nominated artist BRUNO MARS and KERRI HILSON. The Magenta Carpet will also feature performances by Back Beats, Future Funk, Jordan McCabe and Michael Grasso.

The Player Introductions & Halftime Show:
Grammy Award-winning international superstars RIHANNA and LENNY KRAVITZ will headline the 2011 NBA All-Star Entertainment Series presented by American Express. Kravitz will tip off the 60th NBA All-Star Game, on Sunday, Feb. 20 with a special performance during the player introductions while Rihanna will perform at halftime.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Cut Copy Releases Mixtape, A Tale of Two Journeys / Newly Added Tour Dates

Cut Copy is proud to announce the release of their new mixtape, A Tale of Two Journeys, a medley of hits performed live at the Island Diamond Dance Hall in '87 by Bobby Boomerang and his band.

Take a listen and enjoy here:

This mix was created as a special bonus item for a number of fine records stores, so if you want a physical copy of it you should do a little investigating.

We also have mix CDs available for the first 5 people who can guess the correct tracklisting. Send all attempts to The first correct entry will also win a pair of tickets to the Cut Copy headline show nearest their hometown (Sorry, festivals are not included in this offer).

And speaking of live shows, the band are proud to announce a number of new tour dates, including their first Brazilian shows!

Wed 6 April - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (3rd & final show!)
Thu 2 June - Mexico, City Mexico @ Teatro Chino de SIX FLAGS Mexico

Sat-Sun 4-5 June - Houston, TX - Free Press Summer Fest @ Elanor Tinsiley Park
Thu 9 June - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador

Fri 10 June - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ HSBC

Sat 11 June - Bogota, Columbia @ Royal Center

Go to for a complete list of shows

FILTER is giving away a pair of tickets to see the following shows:

2/16 Scars on 45 @ Hotel Cafe
2/16 Nicole Atkins @ Troubadour
2/23 Yo La Tengo, Urinals @ El Rey
2/24 Yo La Tengo @ Detroit Bar
To win the tickets, email with the show you want to see along with the date, venue and most importantly, your name in the body of the email. Good luck!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Contest: The Radio Dept. at the El Rey Theatre

One of our favorite artists are here in Los Angeles this week! The Radio Dept. will make their way to the El Rey Theatre this Wednesday, Feb. 16 in support of last year's release, Clinging To A Scheme. Joining The Radio Dept. will be opener, Young Prisms. This will be their final U.S. date on this leg of their tour before returning to play at Coachella on Saturday, April 16. You can join the Swedish dream pop artists too by entering and winning our contest to their El Rey Theatre show!

Write to us with your full name and contest info to before Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. Tickets to to see The Radio Dept. at the El Rey Theatre are on sale via Ticketmaster for $22.00 if you want to guarantee your way in. Be sure to read our recent interview to learn more about The Radio Dept. Click below now to secure your tickets or enter to win your way in to see The Radio Dept. live at the El Rey Theatre!

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The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway "Horror" Tease (HBO)

Pee-Wee Herman is live on Broadway! Catch the all new HBO special, Saturday, March 19 at 10pm only on HBO. For more information, go to

Friday, February 11, 2011

Driving Miss Stackhouse #trueblood

According to our transportation department, we have three of Sookie's yellow Hondas. One, the "hero", is used when she's actually driving, another is used on a "process trailer", when the car is towed behind a truck for dialogue and driving shots, and the third is used for stunts.

Exclusive: ‘Carancho’ Clip

If your interest was piqued when we talked about Carancho last fall during Fantastic Fest, or if you’re just a Ricado Darin fan from his turn in The Secret in Their Eyes, you’ll definitely want to check out this exclusive clip we got our hands on by following it around town until it got hit by a car.

The movie is the story of an immoral lawyer who earns his bread by chasing down accident victims and somehow being at a few before they even happen. He meets a junkie nurse, the two start sharing a few wistful glances from across the stretcher, and a strange love blooms amongst the twisted metal. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people that want our anti-hero lawyer dead.

The scene here is a two-minute-long tracking shot that shows off just a fraction of the subtle artistry in the camera work, and a snapshot of the developing romance. Check it out for yourself:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

True Blood: Valentine's Day (HBO)

Happy Valentine's Day from the Cast of True Blood! It's almost upon us, the premiere of "True Blood" season 4. For more True Blood, visit

X-Men: First Class - Official Trailer

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Foo Fighter surprise show at The Satellite (Spaceland) tonight $20 at the door. I suggest you get there now.

Twitter / Angel Rodriguez: Foo Fighter surprise show at The Satellite (Spaceland) tonight $20 at the door. I suggest you get there now.

Lindstrom Tickets - The VANGUARD LA on February 11 2011 in Hollywood -

Lindstrom Tickets - The VANGUARD LA on February 11 2011 in Hollywood -

Please RSVP to @DraculaNight if you wish to attend. on Twitpic

Please RSVP to @DraculaNight if you wish to attend. on Twitpic

Check Out Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Single Cover Art. It’s Dark, Horny & Fierce? | NewNowNext

Check Out Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Single Cover Art. It’s Dark, Horny & Fierce? | NewNowNext


On the heels of blockbuster ratings for the post-Super Bowl episode Sunday night, Twentieth Century Fox Television and “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed “Glee Live! In Concert!,” starring 13 members of the television show’s cast, will return to North American concert stages this spring.

Beginning Friday, May 21 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, “Glee” stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Darren Criss (Blaine) will perform in an all-new singing and dancing celebration of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show.

The North American engagement of “Glee Live! In Concert!,” is a unique concert experience once again conceived by Murphy that will include live performances of some of the show’s most memorable musical numbers from Seasons One and Two, including “Empire State of Mind,” “Toxic,” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” “It’s My Life,” and of course, the show’s anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Described by the Los Angeles Times as “triumphant,” USA Today called last year’s concerts “equal parts musical theater, giddy pop culture phenomenon and Journey-loving rock show.”

“The cast and I were so moved by the love and enthusiasm of our fans at last year’s concerts that we knew we had to do it again,” said Murphy. “There is something magical about thousands of ‘Gleeks’ coming together to share a special night with our cast, and this tour is one way we can thank them for their unbelievable support from the beginning.”

“Joining the cast this year has been like hopping on a fast-moving train,” commented Overstreet. “I have already had so many incredible experiences, but the chance to perform live on stages across the U.S., Canada and Europe takes the cake. This is too cool.”

“Joining the cast of ‘Glee’ has been an amazing, rewarding and humbling experience all at once,” added Criss. “On top of all of that, I’m fortunate to play such a strong and interesting character like Blaine that speaks volumes to fans. Now I have the chance to perform for thousands of them this summer, and I couldn’t be more excited!”

2011 Glee Live! In Concert! Dates:

May 21 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Event Center
May 22 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
May 24 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
May 27 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
May 28 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
May 29 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
June 1 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
June 2 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
June 3 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
June 6 Boston, MA TD Garden
June 8 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 11 Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre
June 13 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
June 14 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
June 16 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
June 18 Uniondale, NY Nassau Colliseum

Select tickets will be available to American Express cardholders in an exclusive presale beginning Friday, Feb. 11; tickets go on sale to the general public for most cities on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 10:00 a.m. (Tickets for the Boston concert go on sale Friday, Feb. 18 at 10:00 a.m.; Toronto goes on sale Friday, Feb. 18 at noon and Sacramento Saturday, Feb. 19 at noon.) Tickets will be available via or by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at any Ticketmaster Outlet. Tickets will be available at the arena box offices as well. “Glee Live! In Concert!” has also teamed with I Love All Access to provide a variety of fan ticket packages for the show, including premium seats, parties and more. For more information, please visit “Glee” at

“Glee Live! In Concert!” is presented by Chevrolet, in a continuation of a longstanding partnership with the hit FOX series, that recently included sponsorship of the post-Super Bowl episode and an elaborate, longer-form Chevrolet spot featuring members of the cast performing the classic song “See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet.”

“Glee” airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on FOX.

In its sophomore season, “Glee” is a biting musical comedy that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. This season’s No. 1 entertainment series among Teens and a Top 3 series among Adults 18-49 and 18-34 boasts critical acclaim, a loyal fan base of “Gleeks,” two Platinum and two Gold albums, two Grammy Award nominations, more than 16 million song downloads, the record for the most titles on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act (beating out The Beatles), the No. 1 soundtrack of 2010 (“The Christmas Album”), an incredible 19 Emmy and 11 Golden Globe nominations – earning it the distinction of being the most-nominated series of the year – and four Emmy Awards. To top it off, the genre-defying, award-winning series has been picked up through its third season.

“Glee” is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of “Glee” on Facebook at and follow the series on Twitter at

About Chevrolet:

Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive brand with annual sales of about 3.5 million vehicles in more than 130 countries. In the U.S., the Chevrolet portfolio includes: iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs, such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers, such as Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers “gas-friendly” solutions, such as Chevrolet Cruze Eco with an EPA-estimated 42 miles per gallon highway, and the Chevrolet Volt offering 35 miles of electric driving and an additional 344 miles of extended gasoline range, according to EPA estimates. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models, fuel solutions and OnStar availability can be found at

Glee Exclusive: Gwyneth Paltrow, Matthew Morrison to Cover Prince - TVLine - TVLine

Holly Holliday & Will Schuester are at it again:

Glee Exclusive: Gwyneth Paltrow, Matthew Morrison to Cover Prince - TVLine - TVLine

I AM # 4 Premiere 2/9/11

I'm sure all you glee fans already know about the upcoming film I AM NUMBER FOUR, starring Dianna Agron & Alex Pettyfer, in theaters 2.18.11. Well, here is your chance to catch the WORLD PREMIERE in Los Angeles.