1. R. Kelly says that he realized his marriage of 12 years was over after he watched The Notebook. No, seriously. “As the film credits started to roll, I couldn’t move,” he writes in his new memoir. “I burst into tears. People walking past me patted me on the back, trying to console me.” [via… Read More
1. Zooey Deschanel will play country singer Loretta Lynn in a new Broadway musical adaptation of Coal Miner’s Daughter, the same part that earned Sissy Spacek the Academy Award for Best Actress. [via ArtsBeat]
2. Last night’s George Clooney-/Jeffrey Katzenberg-hosted $40,000-a-plate fundraiser for President Obama brought in an estimated $15 million. That’s better… Read More
1. Here are an insane number of images from the highly-anticipated film adaptation of The Hunger Games, all scanned from a new book that we might need to own that’s called The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion.
2. Rumor is that Elizabeth Olsen is currently in talks to take… Read More
1. Hot on the heels of an announcement by Barnes & Noble and Books A Million that they wouldn’t stock books being published by Amazon, there’s a new rumor floating around that the online retailer is planning to open its first brick and mortar store in Seattle within the next few months. [via … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we celebrated some not-so-famous firsts of the Civil Rights Movement. We listened to a looped version of Natalie Portman’s awkward Golden Globes acceptance speech giggle. We wondered if whiskey in a can is the new Four Loko. We were impressed by Yang Yongliang’s crazy… Read More
Michael Schmelling’s original intent for Atlanta was to create a photo book based on Outkast’s seminal record Aquemini; but as he immersed himself in the city’s hip-hop culture, he found a different story to tell, focusing on the pulse of the future.
The photographs in Atlanta portray Atlanta hip-hop as a living, breathing, growing thing to be found anywhere and everywhere, from strip clubs to the alcohol-free teen rap-party scene. The book also includes a series of exclusive interviews with the likes of producer The-Dream and notoriously elusive André 3000 himself, conducted by GQ editor Will Welch. The true pride of Atlanta, though, is in the included downloadable mixtape of unsigned ATL rappers, including Pill, Them Concrete Boyz, and cover-photo subject Lil Texas. … Read More
Three years in the making, Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty is a debut solo album that makes Outkast’s less flamboyant half the one worth watching.
Label issues prevented Big Boi’s partner in rhyme, André 3000, from making any vocal appearances on the album, but they didn’t keep away other A-listers like T.I., B.o.B, George Clinton, and Janelle Monáe. Even with all that talent on board, though, Big Boi lives up to the moniker of album track “General Patton,” leading the pack and commanding every beat with authority, finesse, and charm. … Read More
1. Someone stole Kanye West‘s Porsche Panamera and crashed it into a multimillion-dollar house in Honolulu, where he has been working on a new album. [via The Daily Swarm]
2. Mark Wahlberg has confirmed that a big-screen adaptation of Entourage is in the works. “In the trailer, you see [Ari and his associate,… Read More
Our blogger friend Maria from A Time to Dance pointed out that the new music video for John Legend’s “Green Light,” which features Andre 3000, tips its hat to the master with a very Busby Berkeley-esque synchronized dance sequence in a martini glass at around 3:25.
Berkeley’s choreography has been… Read More