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  • Checking out: Why celebrities die in hotel rooms

    07/20/2013 4:21:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 20, 2013 | Thane Burnett
    When Cory Monteith died alone in a room at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim last weekend, he took up permanent residency in a sad but famous corner of popular culture: A celebrity registry of bitter suite ends. Fortunate stars that grow old naturally can look forward to meeting their maker covered by monogrammed sheets and framed by pictures of their younger-selves on nearby walls. Their families will gather to remember and mourn — perhaps later to fight over the estate. But troubled and addicted celebrities are continually found by demons as they sit alone, not sheltered inside fine homes or a...
  • Joni Mitchell Sets Us Straight: Bob Dylan "A Plagiarist," Americans "Stupid and Shallow"

    04/26/2010 6:26:23 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 217 replies · 3,856+ views ^ | 042610 | Kevin Zimmerman
    "What is the big deal about Bob Dylan?" Julia Schrenkler wondered on three years ago. Well, according to fellow folkie Joni Mitchell, he's a plagiarizing fraud. "Bob is not authentic at all," Mitchell tells the Los Angeles Times. "He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I." True, Dylan's name is a "fake" -- he was born Robert ... um, Zimmerman -- but he'd have to be some kind of crazy to invent a voice like his current subterranean croak. Let's assume she's...
  • Janis Joplin - Ball and Chain, live in Germany 69(VIDEO)

    Janis Joplin - The Queen of rock in 69 - sings her guts out on "Ball And Chain" live in Germany 69
  • The Rock Hall's American Music Masters Series looks at Janis Joplin's legacy

    11/12/2009 1:20:04 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 43 replies · 1,427+ views
    Cleveland Scene ^ | Nov. 11, 2009 | Anastasia Pantsios
    Janis Joplin has an indelible image as a swaggering, boozing rock 'n' roll mama whose blues-based music was a raw outpouring of her angst. The 1979 Bette Midler film The Rose, which depicts a Joplin-like singer, strengthened that view. Very likely it's why a lengthy list of actresses — including Renee Zellweger, Brittany Murphy, Pink, Lili Taylor, Zooey Deschanel and Vanessa Hudgens (!) — have expressed interest in playing her onscreen. But it's an image that Lauren Onkey and Mary Davis hope to dispel, or at least replace with a new respect for her key role in the crossbreeding of...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-21-07

    11/21/2007 3:05:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 138 replies · 383+ views ^ | 11-21-07 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Where's my tagline gone?

    04/20/2005 6:09:24 AM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 16 replies · 442+ views
    me | April 20, 2005 | self
    Up to six days ago my post automatically carried my tagline. Abruptly that stopped. If I do not enter it manually, it does not post. Clues as to why? And I can't seem to figure out to fix it. This is apparently one of my duh days.
  • Larry Buchanan [Obituary]

    12/29/2004 2:35:36 PM PST · by flitton · 13 replies · 787+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 28/12/04 | telegraph obituarist
    Larry Buchanan, the filmmaker who has died aged 81, specialised in the niche market for what he called "guerrilla filmmaking" - truly dreadful B-movies with such names as Zontar, the Thing from Venus; Curse of the Swamp Creature; Naughty Dallas and Mars Needs Women, a film which reputedly features in every list of the worst movies ever made. But even this last title found a market, and reached its widest audiences in a version dubbed into Yiddish. Buchanan combined the roles of producer, director, screenwriter, editor and, where appropriate, voice-over narrator. He was unashamed, even proud, of tacky production values,...
  • Pop Star "Pink" To Play Janis Joplin in Biopic

    04/03/2004 11:44:23 AM PST · by Long Cut · 42 replies · 348+ views
    Cinematic Happenings Under Development (CHUD) ^ | April 2, 2004 | Devin Farachi
    4.2.04 By Devin Faraci Contributing Sources: Variety, Oh, come on now. Look, I’m not one of those people who endlessly bemoans the current state of pop culture (guess what, it’s ALWAYS sucked, you just think sh** was better thirty or forty years ago because all the garbage got left behind and you only know about the quality stuff), and I’m definitely not one of those people who gets up in arms when singers or rappers try acting. Actually, I think William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy alone proved that the real danger to our society is when actors cross over to...