Phoenix pulled off a major Coachella surprise on Saturday, but it wasn’t the Daft Punk cameo that festival-goers had been buzzing over: About three-quarters of the way through the band’s joyous, two-years-in-the-making headlining set, R. Kelly – the Chicago R&B star who shares little if anything in common with the French rockers – belted one of his best known lyrics from offstage, shocking virtually everyone: “My mind’s telling me no! But my body . . . my body’s telling me yes!” Seconds later, Kelly and Phoenix leader Thomas Mars were arm in arm and duetting on “Ignition,” Kelly’s sexy 2003 Chocolate Factory smash, as the band jammed out to its own “1901” riffs, then segued into the even-loucher “I’m a Flirt.” The whole thing lasted less than five minutes, but that was plenty of time to send fans into a frenzy – not that Phoenix needed the help. They were tight, propulsive and supremely confident all night, their painstakingly-planned set demonstrating exactly how to … [Read more...] about Coachella 2013: Phoenix Bring Out R. Kelly for Triumphant Headlining Set
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After just three dates, American singer Nick Jonas went down on his knee to pop the question to his lady-love Priyanka Chopra. The latter said 'yes' to him, and the lovebirds got engaged in a roka ceremony in Mumbai on August 19, 2018. A few months later, 'NickYanka' as the fans call them, sealed the deal with a grand wedding, honouring both Hindu and Christian rituals, at Umaid Bhawan Palace in December 2018. But this wasn't the original plan. In her recently released memoir 'Unfinished', Priyanka revealed that she and Nick decided to advance their wedding during the singer's second trip to India. The White Tiger actress wrote in her book, "Once I said yes, we stayed up until 8:30 in the morning face-timing our families and friends. Then the wedding planning essentially began. At first, we thought about getting married the following year, sometime in 2019." "But in August, when Nick was visiting India again, he said he did not want to wait. Neither did I. … [Read more...] about Priyanka Chopra Thought She And Nick Jonas Would Marry In 2019; ‘He Said He Didn’t Want To Wait’
When Rush Limbaugh , the Great Bloviater of the AM dial, signed off from the “Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies,” two days before Christmas, he warned the faithful in the raspy remains of his famous trumpeting baritone: “The day is gonna come, folks, where I’m not going to be able to do this anymore.” For 13 terrible days in Trumpland — while the mad president that Limbaugh helped make possible was flailing for survival, while the faithful were trying to “ stop the steal ” of the election, and even while the Republicans blew their Senate majority in the Georgia runoffs — the loudest voice in the right-wing echo chamber remained silent. By the time January 6th rolled around, even the millions of fans praying for a miracle cancer cure had to figure: If Rush had passed up the chance to fearmonger about Raphael Warnock’s old sermons and mock Jon Ossoff’s hair, well, he must be finished. At least with his trademark golden microphone, if not with this earthly … [Read more...] about Rush Limbaugh Did His Best to Ruin America
Mara Wilson penned an essay for the New York Times criticizing the treatment of young stars, including Britney Spears , Drew Barrymore and Amandla Stenberg, by the media and Hollywood. The actress, known for appearing in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire , shared the essay on Tuesday. She kicks off her piece describing how an interview with a Canada newspaper had gone sour. What was set up as an interview about an upcoming film, became a an article suggesting that Wilson had her time in the spotlight and would go down dark paths – a series of events she calls “The Narrative.” Wilson’s treatment, however, isn’t specific to just herself as she draws parallels to how tabloids and media treated Britney Spears. Related Story 'Saturday Night Live' Cold Open Features Shamed Public Figures Ted Cruz, Andrew Cuomo And Gina Carano Getting Grilled By Britney Spears “Her story is a striking example of a phenomenon I’ve witnessed for years: Our culture builds these girls up … [Read more...] about Mara Wilson Calls Out Media & Hollywood For Treatment Of Britney Spears, Child Stars: “We’re Still Living With The Scars”
Sander van der Linden was working in his office at the University of Cambridge a few years ago when he received a strange phone call. A professor of social psychology and director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory, van der Linden is one of the world’s leading researchers on how to combat the scourge of disinformation and misinformation . He receives requests all the time about his work from government agencies, media organizations, and civil-society groups. But the person who called that day was not a bureaucrat or a diplomat. It was a representative from L’Oréal, the multi-billion-dollar global beauty product company. L’Oréal had what it called a “scientific disinformation” problem related to some of its products. Could van der Linden help? At the heart of van der Linden’s research is a theory: Our information crisis can and should be treated like a virus. Responding to fake stories or conspiracy theories after the fact is woefully insufficient, just as … [Read more...] about The Disinformation Vaccine: Is There a Cure for Conspiracy Theories?