A total Swift move. Taylor Swift is excited about the Grammy Awards this Sunday, and she's not afraid to show it. The singer stopped by the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and rocked out in front of her own exhibit. "My behavior was as embarrassing as usual," said Swift, posting a video of her dance moves for her Instagram followers. Swift is nominated for three Grammys this year. She'll be attending the awards show but said she won't be performing. … [Read more...] about Watch Taylor Swift Dance in Front of Her Grammy Museum Exhibit
As we head into the weekend, here are some of the cool things the geek crowd is talking about ... 1. Will Tintin Set a Record? Saturday brings an amazing auction of all things Tintin in Paris. Up for grabs is the original cover art for 1932's Tintin in America. This is one of only five surviving ink and oil gouache-style Tintin covers and one of only two in private hands. The last time this painting sold it went for $973,000 (at today's exchange rate). It will likely become the first piece of comic book art to break the $1 million barrier. If you can’t afford that, there’s a ton of other stuff, from ashtrays to crayons to old editions to even a signed set of matches. All vintage. PHOTOS: 75 Years of DC Comics 2. Green Lantern Is Gay! DC Entertainment announced via a media blitz today that the much-speculated character to be reconfigured as gay will be Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern created in 1940. The story confirmed Bleeding Cool’s scoop from awhile back and … [Read more...] about Fandom 5: Gay Green Lantern; TinTin Mega-Auction; Jack Kirby Museum?
Cinépolis Distribución has taken Latin American rights from world sales agent Distant Horizon to Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Museum (Museo) ahead of the world premiere in competition in Berlin on February 22.Loosely based on true events, Museum follows two veterinary school drop-outs as they attempt a high-stakes heist by looting Mexico’s sacred Anthropology Museum.The film stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro and Simon Russell Beale.Ruizpalacios, who won the best first feature award at the 2014 Berlinale for Gueros, co-wrote the screenplay with Manuel Alcalá, while Alcalá, Ramiro Ruiz, and Gerardo Gatica and Alberto Müffelmann of Panorama Global produced.Gatica said: “We are extremely happy to continue our long-time relationship with Cinépolis. Museo will be the biggest release in the history of Cinépolis Distribución.”Head of Cinépolis distribution Leo Cordero added: “In our quest for … [Read more...] about Berlin Competition title ‘Museum’ sells to Latin America
Looks like they call him Donald John Trump for a reason.According to The Washington Post, Nancy Spector — the Guggenheim Museum’s chief curator — offered the Trumps an 18-karat, fully-functional golden toilet to install in the White House.The White House wrote to the museum in September, asking to borrow Vincent Van Gogh‘s stunning piece, “Landscape With Snow,” for the Trumps’ private quarters. It is not uncommon for museums to loan priceless works of art to sitting presidents; the Obamas borrowed works by the likes of Mark Rothko and Jasper Johns.So Spector’s alternative option – contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan’s “America” – was, in comparison, a bit of a shitty choice.“We are sorry not to be able to accommodate your original request,” the curator concluded, “but remain hopeful that this special offer may be of interest.”“Whatever you eat, a … [Read more...] about Trump Wanted A Van Gogh From The Guggenheim, Museum Said No and Offered Him A Golden Toilet
Rich Cherry, the COO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's currently-in-construction film museum, has resigned after just one year in the position, a spokesperson for the museum confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. A statement from the museum spokesperson read: “The Academy is grateful to Rich Cherry for his service over the past year as our Chief Operating Officer. During his time with the Museum, he helped guide us effectively through a critical period of construction and institutional planning. Rich will remain with the Museum through the end of February. We wish him success as he focuses on his museum consultancy firm. The Museum has begun a search for the next COO.”Cherry joined the museum as COO in February last year, after having previously overseen construction of The Broad museum downtown.The museum's construction was originally slated to be finished in 2017, but had been delayed until early 2019. … [Read more...] about Academy Museum COO Steps Down