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Hollywood’s Hottest Dads

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Happy Father’s Day to AOL’s list of the top 15 Hottest Dads.

1. Brad Pitt
2. David Beckham
3. Johnny Depp
4. Will Smith
5. Matt Damon
6. Ryan Phillipe
7. Ben Affleck
8. Joel Madden
9. Seal
10. Patrick Dempsey
11. Barack Obama
12. Gavin Rossdale
13. Tommy Girl
14. Tobey Maguire
15. Mark Consuelos

New My Brightest Diamond

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

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Absolutely one of my most favorite albums of 2006 was the debut of My Brightest Diamond, Bring Me The Workhorse. Shara Worden did her solo set all over SXSW 2008, but we seemed to have missed every show, afterall we’ve already seen both the solo set and more the compelling show with the band. She’s now released her follow-up, self-produced album A Thousand Shark’s Teeth, due out June 17, 2008.

The opening track “Inside A Boy” starts out very similar to “Golden Star”, similar guitar sound and her signature tinkling of various instruments, it may even be a bit on the heavy side. This just might be rock!

My Brightest Diamond – “Inside A Boy” (MP3)

[source:Largeheartedboy]

The Van Halen Reunion Tour Cancelled

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

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Canceled indefinitely and we didn’t even get to see the show!!

We knew it wouldn’t last long before Eddie got pissed at something and pulled the plug. Reportedly Valarie Bertinelli’s big mouth tell-all was just enough to to put the nail in the coffin. Van Halen was scheduled to play a show at the American Airlines Center in Dallas

tomorrow night, but TMZ reports that there will be no further live shows at this time, that some dates may be rescheduled–and that the cancellations aren’t David Lee Roth’s fault.

[TMZ / Photo: beverlyhillspeople, idolator]

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Xiie Artist Tito Puente Jr. Makes another Tito Puente Jr.

Friday, February 8th, 2008


Miami, FL, February 7, 2008—Tito Puente Jr., son of the late world-class percussionist Tito Puente and his longtime girlfriend Gloria Martinez, welcomed their son Tito Antonio Puente Jr. to the world. Little Puente Jr. was born at Palmetto General Hospital in Miami, FL. He is 7 pounds 3 ounces and 20 inches long with a smile just like his dad and grandfather.

“There have been many incredible moments in my life, but this is the greatest. I can not compare it to anything else, he is a true blessing in my life”, said Tito Puente Jr., leaving the medical center where his son was born. The artist, who stopped his tour to spend this week for the birth of his son, was joined by his mother Margaret Puente, who arrived from New York City in time for the occasion; Margaret is the widow of the late Tito Puente and grandmother to his daughter Miranda Cristina Puente, whom was born last year at the same hospital.

Dr. Robert Fojo presided over the delivery and confirmed that the baby is healthy; also stating that he was delighted to be part of this important moment in Tito Jr.´s life.

Meanwhile, the new father will continue with his concerts throughout the United States and abroad next week. Now celebrating the arrival of his son, as his father would, Tito Puente, Jr. and his son are having the time of their lives.

Brit Leaves Checks Out

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

 

Britney Spears‘ father, Jamie, was spotted at the back entrance of UCLA’s Medical Center this afternoon (above), carrying several large bags. The pop star has just checked out of the hospital, according to the L.A. Times.

Her destination is not yet known.

PageSix.com first reported that the Spears family planned to take Britney home to Louisiana.

Xtina DVD

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

No longer pregnant and back to dirty. Christina was at the Los Angeles Best Buy last night, signing her new concert DVD, Back to Basics.

Yes, back to her basically slutty looks. She definitely needs to strip back down to basics and look like a mommy for a while.

[source: dlisted]

ATW: Any Time Weed

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008


California is now stocking marijuna in vending machines. AVM’s are 24 hour machines housed in standalone rooms, abutting two dispensaries and protected by round-the-clock security guards.

You must first get your prescription from your doctor sorted out, then take it to the AVM for approval, fingerprint taken, and a prepaid credit card loaded with your profile: dosage (3.5 or 7 grams) and strain preference.

There are five choices including: OG Cush, Granddaddy Purple, the mildly hallucinogenic forebear to Prince. The max dosage is 1oz per week. The “medicine” comes in plastic capsules and vacuum-sealed.

The AVMs are already in place at their respective dispensaries and will became fully-operational on Monday, though their vestibules are still under construction.

What’s scary are future plans include machine-vended pharmaceuticals like Vicodin, Viagra, and Propecia.

Do you think the dude in this video partakes in the supply?

[source: thrillst.com]

Forbes List of 2007’s 20 Highest Grossing Female Musicians

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Madonna

 

The top 10 are:

1. Madonna – $72 million
2. Barbra Streisand – $60 million
3. Celine Dion – $45 million
4. Shakira – $38 million
5. Beyoncé – $27 million
6. Gwen Stefani – $26 million
7. Christina Aguilera – $20 million
8. Faith Hill – $19 million
9. Dixie Chicks – $18 million
10. Mariah Carey – $13 million

Hilary Duff sits at 11, surprisingly beating out Britney Spears and Fergie. That seems unbelievable, probably even to Hill herself.

11. Hilary Duff – $12 million
12. Avril Lavigne – $12 million
13. Martina McBride – $12 million
14. Britney Spears – $8 million
15. Carrie Underwood – $7 million
16. Nelly Furtado – $7 million
17. Fergie – $6 million
18. Jennifer Lopez – $6 million
19. Sheryl Crow – $6 million
20. Norah Jones – $5.5 million

[source: Forbes.com ]

Cat Power: Jukebox (Deluxe Silver Edition)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

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Tuesday, overshadowed by the untimely passing of Heath Ledger, the lovely Chan Marshall released her latest LP, Jukebox.

As previously reported, Jukebox again finds Chan Marshall culling an album’s worth of material almost entirely comprised of covers — all reinterpreted Cat Power style. Here is the tracklisting, for the bonus disc, that is part of the limited-edition, silver foil deluxe package, of the release. No word yet if the discarded tracks, listed in the original Matador press release, from the Jukebox sessions, will be released as B-sides, etc.

1. I Feel (Hot Boys)
2. Naked, If I Want To (Moby Grape)
3. Breathless (Nick Cave)
4. Angelitos Negros (Roberta Flack)
5. She’s Got You (Patsy Cline)

Guest appearances: Spooner Oldham (Neil Young, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan), Larry McDonald (Toots & The Maytals, Taj Mahal), Teenie Hodges (Al Green, Memphis Rhythm Band), and Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Will Oldham).

[source:AquariumDrunkard]

The New MacBook Air

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Can’t wait for the new MacBook Air. It’s shockingly thin, tapers from .76 to shocking .16, calling it ultraportable. It fits in a manila envelope for lords sake, it is sooo cool!

Silver, black keys (they light up) full size keyboard, 13.3 screen. multi gesture trackpad.

Shaped like a teardrop when closed — thicker at the top behind the screen. It’s made of aluminum and glass, and uses the same design language as recent Apple consumer products.

Sadly, we don’t have details on pricing, specs or availability.

Here’s Wired’s best guess to how it will look:


[Wired]

Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2007

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

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50. Tinariwen – Aman Iman: Water Is Life
49. Dizzee Rascal – Maths + English
48. Robert Wyatt – Comicopera
47. Yeasayer – All Hour Cymbals
45. Ricardo Villalobos – Fabric 36
44. Les Savy Fav – Let’s Stay Friends
43. Stars of the Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline
42. Ghostface Killah – The Big Doe Rehab
41. Life Without Buildings – Live at the Annandale Hotel
40. Beirut – The Flying Club Cup / Lon Gisland EP
39. The White Stripes – Icky Thump
38. Wu-Tang Clan – 8 Diagrams
37. Grizzly Bear – Friend EP
36. Iron and Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
35. Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil
34. James Blackshaw – The Cloud of Unknowing
33. King Khan & the Shrines – What Is?!
32. Sally Shapiro – Disco Romance
31. Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity
30. Caribou – Andorra
29. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
28. Dinosaur Jr. – Beyond
27. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
26. Various Artists – After Dark
25. The Tough Alliance – A New Chance / New Waves EP
24. Dan Deacon – Spiderman of the Rings
23. Studio – Yearbook 1
22. Okkervil River – The Stage Names
21. Dirty Projectors – Rise Above
20. Liars – Liars
19. Feist – The Reminder
18. Kanye West – Graduation
17. The National – Boxer
16. Lil Wayne – Da Drought 3
15. Justice – †
14. Deerhunter – Cryptograms / Fluorescent Grey EP
13. Jay-Z – American Gangster
12. No Age – Weirdo Rippers
11. Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
10. Burial – Untrue
09. The Field – From Here We Go Sublime
08. Battles – Mirrored
07. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
06. Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
05. Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
04. Radiohead – In Rainbows
03. M.I.A. – Kala
02. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
01. Panda Bear – Person Pitch

MP3: Panda Bear – Bros
MP3: Jens Lekman The Opposite of Hallelujah
MP3: Jens Lekman Friday Night at the Drive-in Bingo
MP3: The National – Fake Empire
MP3: Grizzly Bear – On a Neck on a Spit
MP3: Of Montreal – Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse
MP3: Iron & Wine – Boy With A Coin
MP3: Arcade Fire – Black Mirror
MP3: Black Lips – Not a Problem
MP3: Spoon – The Underdog

Amy Winehouse Has Been Arrested

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Romeo oh Romeo, where for art thou Romeo…. “I’m on my way!”

It’s on! The drug induced insane Amy Winehouse has been arrested in the case with hubby Blake.
Sky News is reporting that Amy was arrested “by appointment” at a police station in east London.

“It is not an unexpected move,” correspondent for Sky News, Brunt said.

“Her husband has been charged with grievous bodily harm against a pub landlord. He was then further charged with perverting the course of justice.

“It had been speculated that police might have an interest in any allegation about his wife’s potential involvement.”

It’s going to get interesting!