You know the deal: this song will change your life, I swear. Etc. Etc. The first time audiences heard those words coming out of Natalie Portman’s mouth, I think they were interested in, albeit a little skeptical of, whatever music would follow. It was The Shins’ “New Slang,” a tambourine folk-rock number rife with sentiments of drifting and ultimately starting anew. For Garden State lead characters Andrew and Sam, at least during the time that the 2004 film follows them, a song like that could inspire action or more realistically, navel-gazing introspection. … Read More
Look, breakups are tough. I know this from experience. And I also know that some good tunes can help. I’m not here to rag on Gwyneth Paltrow or Chris Martin for their split, even if I wouldn’t have made an announcement about it on my personal lifestyle website just a few hours before I was scheduled to make an appearance on Glee. But hey, I’m not Gwyneth Paltrow! What I would do, however, is let my emotions out by singing along with some sweet jams — songs that run the gamut from bitter to angry to somber to empowering. Just in case Gwyneth and Chris need a few suggestions (you know, the kind that aren’t songs from the Coldplay catalog or the Country Strong soundtrack), here are 30 tracks that they may find appealing. … Read More
When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin broke the news of their “conscious uncoupling” on GOOP yesterday afternoon, the announcement immediately crashed the lifestyle website and sent the average person into peals of laughter. And after that laughter came the feelings like, “Oh, Gwyneth. It’s too bad you’re getting a separation! Why did you announce it on your lifestyle website, using the most hilarious wording possible? What is a ‘conscious uncoupling,’ and is that better than the way that some people head towards severing a relationship, where they’re throwing vases across the room and having to deal with crazy mediators en route to a divorce?” … Read More
Via her lifestyle newsletter/website Goop, which now looks to be crashed, mere minutes after the message posted.
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1. Thanks to state and federal officials, there’s a new safety plan in effect on the set of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark that sounds an awful lot like common sense: “… one offstage crew member will attach the harness and related cables, wires or tethers to the actors, and a second stagehand will verify… Read More
1. Yikes: Bedbugs have invaded the Scotiabank Theatre, the main venue for screenings at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. [via THR]
2. Lady Gaga performed a new song called “Living on the Radio” in Minnesota last night. Watch the video here.
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Cruisin’ for a bruisin’: While it’s managed to survive the current crunch, don’t be fooled; the Louvre could be in serious trouble come 2010. [via NYT]
Have mercy: John Stamos is working a Full House movie; he sees James Franco in his old role and Tracy Morgan playing Uncle Joey. [via NYDN]
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