1. “Dull Tool,” a new Fiona Apple song that will be featured on the soundtrack for Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy This Is 40, has leaked online. Give it a listen here. (On a related note, if you missed the heartbreaking handwritten letter Apple posted yesterday that explains why she’s canceling her upcoming South… Read More
1. Apparently Lena Dunham’s literary agency is shopping around a proposal for her first book, and they’re hoping to land her a $1 million dollar deal — at the very least. Tentatively titled Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham, it will include “candid accounts of losing her virginity, trying to eat well… Read More
1. Entertainment Weekly has your first look at stills from Tim Burton’s reanimation of his 1984 short film Frankenweenie — which Disney executives originally found “too weird” and actually fired him for making at the time.
2. Patti Smith, Ke$ha, and Adele are among the artists contributing Bob Dylan covers to a new… Read More
A decade ago, the notion of British hip-hop was one without a lot of weight. Since then, the likes of the Streets and Dizzee Rascal have made it a concept with a lot more substance; but with the emergence of Tinie Tempah, the UK may have found its first bona-fide international superstar. His debut album, Disc-Overy, has been out for just over six months overseas, and the rapidly rising rapper is already selling out arenas. The album makes its US debut on May 17, featuring three new tracks, including a collaboration with Wiz Khalifa that’s pretty much a guaranteed mega-hit.
With Tinie beginning his first major excursion into the States, we caught up with him for an exclusive interactive video interview — where you control the questions. Click through to quiz the new face of UK hip-hop on what it’s like to start from scratch, his label Disturbing London, and his advice for aspiring artists. While you’re at it, find out why his he’d like to add Adele, Drake, and Lykke Li to a list of collaborators that already includes Ellie Goulding and Kelly Rowland. … Read More
Books: Vikas Swarup (who wrote Slumdog Millionaire) might take his next novel out of India. [Business Standard]
Dance/Opera: Watch the BBC’s Comic Relief dance competition online. [New Media Age]
Design: Nicolai Ouroussoff weighs in on the new Lincoln Center. He think it’s pretty too. [NYT]
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