Archive for December 22, 2012

Metallica Releases “My Apocalypse” Live Footage From “Quebec Magnetic”


Metallica continue to share footage from their impending “Quebec Magnetic” live release. You can now watch the band perform their track “My Apocalypse”.“Quebec Magnetic” lands on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, December 11th via the bands own Blackened Recordings.

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First Look at Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road—See the Pic!

Tom Hardy, Mad Max, Twitter

Just in time for all this end-of-the-world talk, it’s the latest incarnation of Mad Max Rockatansky!

Fresh from bootlegging in Lawless and attempting to annihilate Gotham City in The Dark Knight Rises, British hunk Tom Hardy looks ready to brave that post-apocalyptic dust in this first look at the title character from Max Max: Fury Road, courtesy of Ain’t It Cool News.

Warner Bros. confirmed to the site that this autographed pic is of Hardy playing Max, the role made iconic by Mel Gibson.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley tweeted a pic of some of the film’s hotties from the set

Like the original franchise, Fury Road reportedly takes place in Australia, though most of the film was shot around Africa.

Charlize Theron, who notably shaved her head to play Imperator Furiosa; Nichoulas HoultRosie Huntington-WhiteleyZoë KravitzAbby Lee and Riley Keough costar alongside Hardy.

No official release date has been announced yet, but the film is expected to hit theaters in 2013.


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Must Watch: Ryan Gosling & Bradley Cooper in First Trailer for ‘Place Beyond the Pines’


Nearly three years ago, director Derek Cianfrance teamed with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams for the heart wrenching drama Blue Valentine. Now Cianfrance is back with a new film starring Gosling called The Place Beyond the Pines. The film follows Gosling as a professional motorcycler who turns to robbing banks in order to support his newborn son. Alex caught the film at TIFF earlier this year and called it mesmerizing. This trailer seems to echo his statements, as it looks like a truly original and captivating drama. Bradley Cooper also stars in the film as a rookie police officer hot on his tail. Watch the trailer!

Here’s the first trailer for Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, originally from Yahoo:

Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies in order to support his newborn son. But when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper), their violent confrontation spirals into a tense generational feud. The Place Beyond the Pines traces the intersecting lives of fathers and sons, cops and robbers, heroes and villains. Derek Cianfrance (see our interview here) directs the film and also wrote the script with Ben Coccio and Darius Marder. The cast also includes Rose Byrne and Eva Mendes. Focus Features is releasing the film to limited theaters next year on March 29th, 2013.

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Ronnie Wood, 65, weds Sally Humphreys, 34, in secret ceremony… with Rod Stewart as best man


The bride wore her mother’s simple wedding dress. For the groom, the only nod to his wild side was his bright pink socks.

They had promised it would be a low-key affair – and Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys were true to their word as they married yesterday.

The Rolling Stones guitarist, 65, made the 34-year-old theatre producer his third wife in a brief ceremony in the eighth-floor penthouse suite at the Dorchester hotel in central London.

Sally looked every inch the blushing bride as she arrived at her wedding reception at The Dorchester on Friday in a traditional white gown with new husband Ronnie grinning in his navy suit clutching a packet of cigarettes.

The bride accessorised her three-quarter length sleeved off-white dress with a ruby red heart necklace and bright lipstick.

Her layered taffeta gown complimented her slim figure while Ronnie looked dapper in his tailored suit with checked detail.

The low-key ceremony was attended by close family and friends and in a secret location.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, the couple was spotted leaving the ceremony looking blissfully happy together.


Wood picked his former Faces bandmate Rod Stewart as his best man at the private celebration for family and friends.

Rod was accompanied by his wife Penny Lancaster, while Leah Wood, 34, Ronnie’s daughter by second wife Jo was also in attendance.

Eldest son Jesse, 36, was joined by his pregnant Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton while younger son Tyrone, 29, was also there to watch his dad tie the knot.


Famous guests included Sir Paul McCartney accompanied by wife Nancy Shevell, who looked stunning in a green and fuchsia wrap around dress.

The pair left their reception around 8.30pm with the bride looking demure in a salmon pink dress and  tailored coat, the newlyweds treated onlookers to their first public kiss as man and wife.

After knowing Ronnie for several years, Sally has previously gushed about her romance with the Start Me Up performer. But the pair kept everyone on their toes after telling fans they would marry in early 2013.  She said: ‘Ronnie was married and then Ronnie wasn’t married. I have had boyfriends, then I didn’t have a boyfriend. It had to wait until everyone was clear. But I definitely feel like I have ended up in the right place.’

Ronnie has been married twice before, firstly to Krissy Findlay – the mother of his son Jesse – from 1971 to 1978.  Wood split from his second wife Jo, 57, in 2008 after an alcohol-soaked affair with 21-year-old cocktail waitress Katia Ivanova.

Following that there was a liaison with Brazilian model Ana Araujo, with whom he split after growing tired of her obsession with fame and a short-lived fling with promotions girl Nicola Sargent, 25. His divorce from Jo, to whom he was married for 24 years, was finalised last year. In the candid interview with the Evening Standard earlier this year, Sally admitted that she’s not really a fan of the age difference between her and her husband-to-be. She said: ‘There is an age gap. I would prefer it if there wasn’t but there is but maybe I’m a bit older and he’s a bit younger at heart.’ And putting the negative criticism from their naysayers to rest, Humphreys said that she believes the gap of three decades will serve them well.


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Ben Gibbard with Trio Ellas “Something’s Rattling”

Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service just released debut album. The Album called Former Lives. This song was performed on Dec, 20, 2012 on US. TV Show Conan Live featuring Trio Ellas. You can feel the Mexican Wave, can’t you?

Ashton Kutcher Files for Divorce From Demi Moore


Ashton Kutcher has officially filed for divorce from Demi Moore, more than a year after the couple called it quits.

The Two and a Half Men star filed his petition Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the former lovebirds’ split, E! News has confirmed.

He filed for the divorce from Demi under the name “Christopher Kutcher.” The separation date and property rights of each were listed as “to be determined.” Kutcher requested that they each party pay their own legal fees.

View the court documents

There was no immediate comment from either star.

When she announced her breakup with Kutcher in November 2011, Moore released a statement saying, “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton.”

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore: anatomy of a split

“As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life,” Moore continued. “This is a trying time for me and my family, and so I would ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation.”

Kutcher also chimed in post-Moore’s statement, tweeting, “I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi. Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail. Love and light, AK.”

Who is worth more? Ashton Kutcher or Demi Moore?

News of the duo’s split came on the heels of tabloid headlines about Kutcher’s alleged affair during a guys’ trip to San Diego the month before.

Despite their statements and separate lives, however, neither Moore nor Kutcher ever followed through and submitted the legal documents to end their union until now.

The actor has moved on, canoodling around the globe with former That ’70s Show costarMila Kunis. Moore had been linked to Vito Schnabel earlier this month but both have since denied any relationship.

Kutcher and Moore tied the knot in September 2005. It was her third marriage, his first.

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SPIN magazine ends print publication


SPIN magazine is the latest victim of print media’s rapid decline. After more than 25 years in existence, the music magazine has ceased publication effective of December 2012.

SPIN previously announced that there would be no November/December issue as its new owner BuzzMedia determined “exactly how print fits in with SPIN’s multiple distribution points and growth initiatives.”

But now, as The Daily Swarm points out, subscribers of SPIN were recently informed that the magazine has permanently ceased publication. As a consolation (?), Car and Driver magazine promises to service subscriptions in full for the remainder of their term.

Update: SPIN has confirmed the news on its website:

“Following the September/October issue, SPIN has halted publication of our print edition to invest more deeply in our digital properties, including, SPIN Play for iPad, and SPIN mobile. SPIN has been a pioneer in music journalism since 1985 and we hope you’ll continue to enjoy our leading editorial, photographic, and multi-media content online. Special arrangements have been made with alternative publishers to fulfill your SPIN print subscription for the remaining term: you will automatically receive your new magazine in the mail, with the option to ask for a full refund. We appreciate your patience during the transition of your subscription.”

SPIN joins a list of defunct music magazines that includes PasteBlender, and Vibe, among others.

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NRA Blames Movies Like ‘Natural Born Killers‘ & ‘American Psycho‘ For Violent Gun Deaths


If there is any small bit of positivity one can take from the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut earlier this month, it’s that it will hopefully force a sober and frank discussion about the profileration of assault weapons and the ease of access to guns and ammunition in this country. And indeed, many quarters are calling for stricter laws or even bans to be drawn up around the type of weapons that were used by the killer in Newtown. Staying mostly silent until now has been the NRA themselves, but today they finally held a press conference (but didn’t take any questions) and seemed to dust off a speech that was two decades old.

NRA VP Wayne LaPierre once again trotted out the tired argument about violent video games and movies being the culprit, and then went on to cite two movies that are so old, it more or less just established the organization/lobbyist group is preferring to stay entrenched in their longstanding stance. Here’s an excerpt from the speech via WHNT:

And here’s another dirty little truth that the media try their best to conceal: There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people. Through vicious, violent video games with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse. And here’s one: it’s called Kindergarten Killers. It’s been online for 10 years. How come my research department could find it and all of yours either couldn’t or didn’t want anyone to know you had found it? Then there’s the blood-soaked slasher films like “American Psycho” and “Natural Born Killers” that are aired like propaganda loops on “Splatterdays” and every day, and a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life. And then they have the nerve to call it “entertainment.” But is that what it really is? Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography? So yeah, nothing new here. And in addressing the topic of how we care for the mentally ill in this country, the NRA’s lone suggestion is to create a national database to track the crazies. And in summary, they believe that more guns in schools and basically everywhere will keep everyone safe.

Needless to say, the NRA is standing by Charlton Heston‘s “cold dead hands” routine to the bitter end, even it runs counter to the mood in the country, where even moderate members of the group are willing to concede some changes for the greater good. This issue won’t be going away anytime soon, but expecting that an increase in guns and a decrease in supposed “filthy” entertainment will lead to less gun crime only makes sense in Bizarro land.


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PSY’s “Gangnam Style” Video Hits One Billion Views on YouTube


There’s clearly no stopping PSY!

The South Korean rapper, whose “Gangnam Style” video became the most-watchedYouTube video of all time last month, can now brag that it has been viewed more one-billion (yes, billion!) times. What’s more, it is also the first time a video has reached that milestone.

So, how did it accomplish such a feat?

PSY’s controversial anti-American protest song video surfaces

Well, according to Google, which owns YouTube, the video is watched seven million to 10 million times a day on average, the BBCreports.

In November, the video, which was posted to the site in July, surpassed Justin Bieber‘s “Baby” after logging just over 800 million views.

PSY is no doubt doing a little celebratory dance right about now. In his own special way, of course.


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NRA goes on offensive as Americans mourn school shooting


(Reuters) – The powerful U.S. gun rights lobby went on the offensive on Friday arguing that schools should have armed guards, on a day that Americans remembered the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre with a moment of silence.

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association, noting that banks and airports are patrolled by armed guards, while schools typically are not.

His remarks – in which he charged that the news media and violent video games shared blame for the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history – were twice interrupted by protesters who unfurled signs and shouted “stop the killing.”

Speaking in Washington, LaPierre urged lawmakers to station armed police officers in all schools by the time students return from the Christmas break in January. LaPierre did not take questions from reporters.

Earlier on Friday, church bells rang out in tree-lined suburban Newtown and up and down the East Coast at 9:30 a.m. EST in memory of the victims of the attack on December 14 in which 28 people, including the gunman, were killed.

LaPierre’s comments came at the end of a week when President Barack Obama commissioned a new White House task force to find a way to quell violence, a challenge in a nation with a strong culture of individual gun ownership.

“We have to have a comprehensive way in which to respond to the mass murder of our children that we saw in Connecticut,” Vice President Joe Biden, who heads the task force, said on Thursday.

The U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms and hundreds of millions of weapons are in private hands.

About 11,100 Americans died in gun-related killings in 2011, not including suicides, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Some U.S. lawmakers called for swift passage of an assault weapons ban.

Some Newtown residents have already launched an effort aimed at tightening rules on gun ownership.

“What I feel is a sense of guilt because I’ve been a strong advocate of gun control for years,” said John Dewees, 61, who was in downtown Newtown, where a makeshift memorial rose several feet around two Christmas trees with teddy bears and flower bouquets. “I wish I’d been more vocal. You wonder, had we all been, could we have averted this?”


The attack, which killed 20 first graders ages 6 and 7, shattered the illusion of safety in this close-knit town of 27,000 people where many residents knew someone affected by the attacks.

“There’s just so many connections,” said Jay Petrusaitis, whose son was in the same high school class as the gunman.

Churches as far south as Florida and at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., rang their bells.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy had called for residents of his state to observe the moment of silence to mark a week since a 20-year-old gunman killed his mother and then stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School. He killed a total of 28 people that day, including six school teachers and staff in a rampage that ended when he turned his gun on himself.

Governors in Maine, Illinois, Michigan and several other states also called for moments of silence.

The gunman, Adam Lanza, used a military-style assault rifle and police said he carried hundreds of bullets in high-capacity magazines, as well as two handguns. The weapons were legally purchased and registered to his mother, Nancy, his first victim.

(Writing by Scott Malone; Editing by Will Dunham and Vicki Allen)

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