1. If you’re still mourning the fact that Louie’s off the air until 2014, here’s a small bit of solace: Louis CK will host Saturday Night Live for the first time on November 3rd. This should be interesting, right? [via Pop Culture Brain]
2. Performance-capture wizard Andy Serkis is planning to direct and… Read More
While the official announcement isn’t expected until tomorrow, an anonymous source has revealed to The Associated Press that Beyoncé will be playing this year’s Super Bowl halftime show on February 3rd in New Orleans. This is the pop star’s second Super Bowl appearance; she sang the national anthem back in 2004 when the… Read More
As we’ve written here in the past, the duet is an inexact science — some of the collaborations that you’d think should have been roaring successes proved to be disastrous, and vice versa. We’re still on the fence as to which group the new St. Vincent/David Byrne collaboration Love This Giant, which is out today, falls into — but either way, the fact that two of our favorite artists have made a whole record together got us thinking about other dream duets we’d love to see. We’ve started the discussion with a bunch of suggestions. Who would you like to see in the studio together?
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We were very upset this week to learn that one of our favorite celebrity couples of all time, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, are getting a divorce after nine years of marriage. In fact, we were much too upset, considering the fact that we know neither party personally, and we know nothing about them as a couple other than what we surmise from photos and the odd interview. But some celebrity couples just have that effect on us — we find ourselves inexplicably attached to them, whether they just make so much sense together, or because they seem to represent some little corner of perfection all on their own. After the jump, we’ve put together a list of such couples, both present and (sadly) past. Click through to see who we chose, and let us know which celebrity couples fascinate you to no end in the comments.
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[Editor's note: It's Labor Day, so your devoted Flavorwire team is taking a break. To keep you entertained, we're leaving you with our most popular features of the summer months. This post originally ran July 14th.] Here at Flavorpill, we love a photo booth. There’s something so satisfying (and pleasantly retro) about the art of the instant photograph, and we love the spontaneity that always seems to come from all those quick photos in succession, with only a small space to work with. But we’re not alone in our photo booth love. Actors, musicians, artists and celebrities of all kinds have also been known to step behind the cheap velvet curtain and indulge in the fun of automatic photography, and inspired by these shots of Elvis we recently spotted at Retronaut, we’ve pulled an Amélie and obsessively collected a few of the results here.
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1. Ron Howard has confirmed that he and Brian Grazer will be filming Jay-Z’s Made in America music festival for a feature that will be released next year. “This will not be a concert film,” he explains. “It’s a reflection of the fabric of what it means to be Made in America – what the… Read More
I don’t know about you, but I had just managed to line up a babysitter and get a group of my 20 closest friends together to see Freelancers — the long-awaited re-teaming of Righteous Kill stars 50 Cent and Robert DeNiro — and wouldn’t you know it, poof, it’s gone from theaters. But have no fear, dear friends: it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, a full week and a half after its theatrical release.
Yes, Fiddy is at it again, and he’s not the only celebrity who insists that his talent in music (or athletics, or comedy, or whatever) means that the natural next stop is movie stardom. Though there are countless examples to the contrary — Madonna, Mariah Carey, Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, Vanilla Ice, etc. — they keep trying to cross over, usually without success. After the jump, nine celebs from the world of music, comedy, and sports who have got to give up the movies… and one more who shouldn’t.
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1. The trailer for the upcoming season of Doctor Who has landed online, and it’s chock full of awesome Dalek action. Also: dinosaurs on a spaceship! [via io9]
2. “The writing staff was not fired. And just seeing that in print is scaring the hell out of the writing staff. They’re acting very,… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we obsessed over 40 awesome tributes to Breaking Bad. We analyzed a historical Rider Strong hotness chart. We discovered an exhibition featuring the work of Marijke Koger-Dunham, hailed as the mother of psychedelic art. We listened to an “indecent proposal” from Sarah Silverman. We weren’t shocked to… Read More
One of the guilty pleasures of music journalism is the opportunity to coin silly new genre names (like “moustache funk” — you heard it here first.) But while we’re all for such antics — and we get thoroughly tired of jaded old cynics looking at every new genre and wailing about how it’s all shit/it was better in their day/etc — we did bow our heads in wonder at the Guardian’s recent A-Z of new genres — there’s a heap of good music on there, but we have to admit that it took music’s taxonomic obsession to a whole new level. And it reminded us that occasionally, a new genre will come along that makes us giggle at the overwhelming silliness of it all. Like the ones after the jump, for instance — some are endearingly silly, some are plain old silly, and some are genuinely appalling. Yes, BrokenCYDE, we’re looking at you.
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