The Rocketboom Institute for Internet Studies examines the phenomenon of Auto-Tune with help from special guest Professor "Weird Al" Yankovic!
Mainly posting because I love the guy in the BG
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On understanding the extent of what happened: “…with the situation…it’s not something you could take lightly and not something you could push under the rug…it’s a really serious situation and it’s something that I regret and I wish I didn’t do it.”
On being questioned about his sincerity in previous interviews: “…I just feel like at the end of the day I’m human…I can only tell you how I personally feel…I can’t make everybody love me, but I can just try… and I can honestly say that I am sorry.
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So for what it’s worth, here are my picks for the 50 most despicable Oscar snubs of the 2000s (though it’s actually more like 70 given some of the “grouped” snubs), in descending order for your anticipatory pleasure. It’s meant mostly as a fun exercise for both myself and (hopefully) you, and as a little reminder as we begin to enter the depths of Oscar season: Only a small percentage of the truly great performances, scripts and films actually end up participating in it.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY SPEAKS WITH THE STARS OF NEW MOON
TAYLOR LAUTNER, KRISTEN STEWART, AND ROBERT PATTINSON SIT DOWN WITH ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY TO DISCUSS RUMORS, FANS, MOVIEMAKING – AND HAIR.
NEW YORK – In the Twilight sequel New Moon, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are at each other’s throats over Kristen Stewart. Off screen, all three are loyal friends. In a candid interview with this week’s Entertainment Weekly, they share thoughts on rumors, fans, moviemaking – and hair.
Below is a portion of the Q&A:
“I want to thank every single person here tonight for not running up on stage during this speech,” Swift said as she accepted the award for best female vocalist.
Tom Sparks, 33, a recent graduate of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, was rushed from the northern Los Angeles set of the show to a local hospital two weeks ago. Sparks later was transfered to Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where doctors performed several brain surgeries.
But doctors ultimately decided there was too much brain damage, and he couldn’t be saved, according an email sent to alumni by an Annenberg faculty member.
Sparks died Nov. 5.
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I talked to Beddor for a Los Angeles Times Calender cover story on "The Looking Glass Wars" his reimagining of Lewis Carroll's classic characters -- Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, etc. -- as players in a dark fantasy epic of royal intrigue and magical battlefields. Our conversation turned to his interesting role in the Monopoly enterprise and he revealed quite a bit about the premise that lured Scott into the project.
The massively popular UK teen drama Skins is being remade for American television and casting for the new series is about to begin in New York and Toronto.
US cable network MTV is to create an American version of hit E4 teen drama Skins and has promised to “preserve the authenticity” of the UK version, which included graphic scenes of drug taking, drinking, swearing and casual sex.
Viacom-owned MTV landed the rights to develop the drama – which regularly pulled in more than 1 million viewers during its three series on Channel 4’s digital channel E4 – “after intense competition” over two years, according to the US broadcaster.
In a bid to maintain the original production’s successful model of bringing in new young writers, MTV will also draft in teenagers to write and star in the series, which will be set in Baltimore, Maryland. [Guardian.co.uk]
The Skins USA Open Casting Call will take place on November 15, 2009 at University Settlement (273 Bowery at Houston, New York, NY) from 10AM – 4PM. They are looking for teens aged 15-18, actors and non-actors are welcome.
Here’s a little more about the casting call from the flyer:
No acting experience necessary, we are seeking brave, charismatic, genuine, edgy teens. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
Skins is a comedic drama that follows a group of teenagers from Baltimore, Maryland as they grow up. Skins deals with the personal struggles, issues of race, religion, drugs, sexuality and eating disorders.
Is anybody besides me going to go to this?
On Wednesday, Taylor Swift became the youngest artist ever to win the Country Music Association Awards' top honor: Entertainer of the Year.But Wynonna Judd doesn't think Swift, 19, is ready for such a top honor.
"You want my honest comment? It’s too much too soon," the singer told USA Today before the show. "Time is God’s way of keeping everything from happening at once. It’s just too much of a good thing too soon."
Judd, 45, added: "My thing is, being a home-school mom, I want kids to earn it, and I think some time ... 'cause mom and I rode in a car for the first year of our career to visit radio stations. There was a making of the star, there was a rising up, and the fans went with us.
"Now it’s over coffee breaks, the success, almost," she added. "You have to play catch up ... It's like the girl who wins an Oscar and she's under 20. What do you do from here?"
What do you think ONTD? Was this too much? I have mixed feelings; I'm a fan, but last night's CMA's was kind of dedicated to kissing Taylor Swift's ass (winning all the awards she was nominated for and 2 performances). She's had a great year with her crossover success, but I still think she has a lot of room to grow vocally and as an artist in the country world before she was ready for this. At the same time I'm happy for her bc I am a fan...idk, like I said, mixed feelings!
Founded by Los Angeles photographer Trevor Debth, Campus Girls USA has become synonymous with high quality, hard work and industry leading images. Shooting over 475 girls over the course of three months in cities across the US, Campus Girls USA is the largest, highest production value operation of it's kind.
Every girl that models in the Campus Girls USA calendars plays an integral part in the fundraising efforts of the company. They commit themseleves to selling calendars in the fall, of which 100% of the profits then go to benefit breast cancer research.
For the 2010 calendars Campus Girls USA undertook it's most ambitious effort yet, shooting hundreds of girls in over 35 states over the course of just three months. The conferences covered in the 2010 line are the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Big East, Pac 10 and the SEC.
Campus Girls USA is dedicated to bringing their customers the highest quality product, the most beautiful girls and raising as much money as possible for a great cause, breast cancer research.
I mean really, it's just a bunch of girls in scantily dressed girls.
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LEAP YEAR follows one woman's determined quest to get married to the perfect guy. Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on leap day, Anna (Amy Adams) decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin and get down on one knee herself. But airplanes, weather and fate have something else in store. Anna meets Declan (Matthew Goode) while stranded on the other side of Ireland and soon discovers that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.