Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 11:13 PM EST on Mar, 15 2011
It’s going to be a great Spring if your a fan of the Beastie Boys who just announced that their new album Hot Sauce Committee: Part 2 will drop on May 3.
The album, the groups first since 2004 is the eighth full length release for the group and will go on sale one day earlier on May 2nd in the UK.
The new offering was slated for a 2009 release, however rapper Adam “MCA” Yauch was diagnosed with cancer that summer and the album was delayed despite his best efforts to continue working.
It was “MCA” who wrote on the groups website this week:
“Since the dawn of time, and perhaps even before, there was a silent order who were tasked with a mission. They held their secret tightly. On may 3rd the HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE PART TWO will be unleashed on the general public. Hold fast ye heathens.”
The 16-track album features a previously released single: “Too Many Rappers” featuring the rapper NAS and the following tracks:
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 10:59 PM EST on Mar, 15 2011
After making several horrible Japan Earthquake jokes via Twitter yesterday comedian Gilbert Gottfried has apologized for the jokes that cost him his spokesperson job with insurance company Aflac.
Gottfried had been with the company for 10 years before making jokes that included, “Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach. The beach comes to them.”
Since 2000 Gottfried has voiced the Aflac Duck in more than 30 commercials.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 2:37 AM EST on Mar, 15 2011
Rumors are circulating that Larry King will soon join the contributing cast of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
While the deal isn’t completed at this time, it’s believed that King is in talks with show producers to become a contributing reporter for the show. When leaving CNN Comedy Central producers quickly declared, “There’s not enough Larry on TV….”
According to The New York Post:
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 2:20 AM EST on Mar, 15 2011
Aspiring musician Rebecca Black has taken her music video debut viral. The song “Friday” hit the web more than a month ago, but it wasn’t until this past Friday that the video began to gain steam.
With over two million YouTube views, Rebecca could be the next big joke in music. Probably not what she wants to hear, but it’s hard to escape a Gawker headline that reads: “Is This The Worst Music Video Ever?”
The video is heavy on auto-tuned vocals and corny one liners that include:
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 1:51 AM EST on Mar, 15 2011
Fresh off his new haircut and an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber appeared on Monday beside Rascal Flatts for their duo music debut.
The song “That Should Be Me” is included on Bieber’s new album Newer Say Never: The Remixes.
Justin on March 12th appeared on the Rascal Flatts special ‘Nothing Like This’ where a clip from ‘That Should Be Me’ was shown along with a short interview starring the teen heartthrob.
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Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 1:28 AM EST on Mar, 15 2011
When will celebrities learn that just because they can say anything they want when microblogging, they probably shouldn’t. Aflac spokesperson or perhaps I should say former Aflac rep Gilbert Gottfriend took to Twitter on Sunday and tweeted the following message:
“I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, ‘They’ll be another one floating by any minute now.’”
“What does every Japanese person have in their apartment? Flood lights.”
Even after receiving harsh criticism from his own fans he continued with:
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 2:00 AM EST on Mar, 14 2011
Michael Madsen, one of the stars of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill movie series owes approximately $570,000 in child and spousal support, enough for an arrest warrant to be issued against the actor.
In court documents discovered last week it was revealed that the judge overlooking his family case found him in contempt of court and issued an immediate warrant for the actors arrest.
When arrested Madsen can expect to pay a bail that has already risen to $26,000.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 1:29 AM EST on Mar, 14 2011
We all like to witness a bit of “crazy” in our lives and that point is proven by Charlie Sheen who sold out his Chicago and Detroit tour shows in just 18 minutes.
The recently fired Two and a Half Men star will soon be adding new shows to his itinerary and $1 from each ticket sold is going to the Red Cross to help victims of the recent Japan earthquake.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 1:12 AM EST on Mar, 14 2011
Three days after collapsing on stage during one of his annoying performances, comedian Gallagher has been released from the hospital.
The comedians manager tells TMZ that he he only had to cancel a few tour dates due to the hospitalization and that Gallagher is already set to perform on March 19 in Woodlands, Texas.
Gallagher collapsed while performing in Rochester, MN at which time he was immediately rushed to the emergency room.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 10:55 PM EST on Mar, 12 2011
When Mike Tyson says you might have issues, it’s probably time to check yourself into rehab or a mental health facility. That’s what happened this week when Tyson visited the set of Access Hollywood Live and discussed the recent behavior of former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen.
According to Tyson the actor either has “emotional issues” or it’s just “Charlie Sheen being Charlie Sheen.”
Tyson goes on to say that he wants to get his hands on “some of that new drug ‘Charlie Sheen’”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 9:49 PM EST on Mar, 12 2011
Jewel was released from the hospital on Saturday after a car wreck left her in need of observation.
The singer, who announced her pregnancy in January tweeted that both her and her baby are doing fine.
The accident, which happened in Stephenville, Texas occurred when a volunteer fire truck hit the passenger side of Jewel’s SUV.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 8:43 PM EST on Mar, 12 2011
Charlie Sheen on Friday night officially launched CharlieSheen.com his official website for spreading his own brand of crazy.
The “Warlock” has been spreading his “messages” all over the internet for the last few weeks, prominently being featured on UStream via his “Sheen’s Korner” live video stream.
The new website can be used to buy tickets for Sheen’s upcoming tour in Detroit and Chicago (possibly more shows to follow) and to buy T-Shirts with some of the best yet Sheenisms.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 7:29 PM EST on Mar, 12 2011
Steven Tyler may love himself a little too much, according to a recent statement made to TMZ, Tyler doesn’t want American Idol contestants to sing his bands songs.
When asked if contestants get bonus points for singer an Aerosmith song Tyler respondsed with “Never, I look at them twice and say don’t even try it, don’t even.”
Oddly enough Tyler seemed to enjoy James Durbin singing “Dream On” during the audition round of Idol, but perhaps he was just being nice after producers inevitably told him the kid was going to make it into the Top 24.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Mischief & Mayhem at 2:11 AM EST on Mar, 12 2011
Lawyers for the Michael Jackson estate have once again filed a motion to have Alejandra Jackson removed from the families Hayvenhurst estate.
According to the court motion, Alejandra, who has children with both Randy and Jermaine Jackson is an unwanted house guest who has no grounds to stay on the property.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Movie News at 12:51 AM EST on Mar, 12 2011
The cast of Twilight were forced to halt shooting on Breaking Dawn Part I and evacuate the Canadian coastal town they were shooting in for fear that a tsunami would ravage the area.
The crew was evacuated on Friday from Tofini, British Columbia to the safe (higher grounded) area ofPort Alberni.
Included in the evacuation were stars Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart
Summit Entertainment released the following statement following the evacuation:
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 3:38 PM EST on Mar, 11 2011
Charlie Sheen wants to talk to his fans and “trolls” en masse so he’s taking his special brand of crazy on the road in April for his tour titled Charlie Sheen LIVE: My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option.
Sheen announced the tour via Twitter but didn’t offer many sane details about what the show would entail.
According to Sheen:
“Will there be surprises? Will there be guests? Will there be mayhem? Will you ask questions? Will you laugh? Will you scream? Will you know the truth? WILL THERE BE MORE?!?! This IS where you will hear the REAL story from the Warlock. Bring it. I dare you to keep up with me.”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Tid Bits & News at 2:51 PM EST on Mar, 11 2011
A mint condition copy of the first-ever comic book to feature Spider-Man has fetched $1.1 million at auction. The first appearance of spidey came in 1962′s Amazing Fantasy #15 which was written by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
According to Stephen Fishler, CEO of auction site www.ComicConnect.com:
“The late 1950s and early 1960s are considered the Silver Age of comic books.” Fishler went on to add, “The sale of this book crushed all previous records. Up until today’s $1.1 million sale, the record sale price of a comic book from this era was $250,000.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Breakups & Goodbyes at 4:45 PM EST on Mar, 10 2011
TV star Tony Danza and his wife of 24 years Tracy Danza are officially calling it quits.
The one-time TV star of Taxi and Who’s The Boss and nominee of several Emmy and Golden Globes filed for divorce this week citing irreconcilable differences as the main reason for the split.
The couple have two daughters together, Katherine, 23 and Emily, 17.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 4:37 PM EST on Mar, 10 2011
Justin Bieber shouldn’t leave the house anymore. During a recent visit to the UK the teen heartthrob nearly caused riots at the Liverpool Hotel when more than 1,000 fans camped out to meet the singer.
According to reports, the entire city was populated with Bieber fans who were trying to meet him as he arrived in the country. The crowds were apparently so bad that police told Bieber and his staff to stay in their hotel or face the possibility of arrest.
While staying at the Hard Days Night Hotel Bieber has even been told to stay off his balcony.
According to Bieber’s rep:
“Justin and his team are being told they can’t leave the hotel and can’t be seen on any balconies or they will be arrested for inciting a riot,” adding, “They are complying with police demands…”