Posts by Mike Krumboltz
It's one thing to be a one-hit wonder. No shame in that game — it's one more than most artists get. But it's another thing to be a one-hit wonder whose one hit is, well, kind of annoying. That's what happened to singer James Blunt and he's trying to come to terms with it.
The "You're Beautiful" singer recently spoke to Hello! about the 2005 tune that was "force-fed down people's throats" (his words, not ours). "It became annoying," he said. "And then people start to associate the artist with the same word."
His frustration didn't end there. "I think, at the end of the day, I was marketed by a record company to appeal to women during Desperate Housewives commercials and you lose 50 percent of the population in doing so," he added.
That's a tough comment to decipher, but if we're reading the tea leaves correctly, Blunt seems to feel that lovelorn dudes should have liked the song more. Damn that Felicity Huffman!
Sounds like Blunt himself may agree with her on that one.
In a stunning series of allegations, Kesha claims that her producer, Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald), abused her sexually, emotionally, verbally, and physically for over a decade.
Her bombshell lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday and obtained by Yahoo, features many disturbing details, including a claim that Dr. Luke, 41, made sexual overtures toward the pop star when she was 18 and bullied her into taking drugs and booze to lower her inhibitions. The suit paints Dr. Luke as a predator, who convinced Kesha, now 27, to drop out of high school, leave her family, and move to Los Angeles to become a star.
In a statement to Yahoo, Luke pointed out that she attempted to break her contract and insisted her lawsuit was riddled with " scurrilous and false statements." He has filed a countersuit.
For her part, Kesha, who completed a stint in rehab last March to treat an eating disoder, paints a disturbing picture of her life in the music industry.
A representative for the producer denied that claim.
Yep, that's Nic Cage's son.
The 23-year-old Weston Cage sat down for an interview with Noisey , a music site run by Vice Media. Buckle up, kids — this is a wild ride.
The hard-rocking Cage spoke about his musical aspirations, his strained relationship with his mother, and how his Oscar-winning pops encourages him to keep his integrity (BTW, Nic Cage's latest film — Left Behind — opens in theaters this weekend).
Cage describes his music as "ghost metal." What does that mean, exactly? Cage told Noisey that his goal is "to introduce the chills. I incorporate a lot of ancient instruments now, like the bouzouki, to invoke that ghostly feeling."
On the snark-heavy Internet, few celebrities are bigger targets than Jaden Smith. Though he's only 16, Smith has long been the subject of mockery in the blogosphere. Which is sad. Because he's a kid. And, you know, kids do silly stuff like, oh, for example, releasing a seven-minute wackadoo tune titled "Blue Ocean V19."
Where do we begin? The song about falling in love at the Coachella festival is a bizarre hybrid of rap, New Age, and a few other genres we were not previously aware exisited (echo-mumbles?).
Now, we aren't ones to poke fun of people for embracing their creativity — putting stuff out in the world is a good and brave thing — but one has to wonder if Jaden knew the hilarious feedback (both negative and positive) he'd get over his newest creation.
Jaden Smith dropped a new song last night and it’s basically him reading his tweets out loud what a time 2 be alive https://t.co/joveEvLWxe
This Jaden Smith song is probably the worst thing I bet hear like worst then Rebecca Black Friday
Mike Krumboltz at Our Country 2 yrs ago
Wynonna Judd and husband Cactus Moser spoke with Us Weekly about the motorcycle crash that nearly killed Moser and about how their relationship has changed and grown since that fateful day in August, 2012.
In the extensive interview, Judd and Moser open up about the accident that changed both their lives--just two months after their wedding. While the couple were out riding together on separate bikes, Moser's borrowed motorcycle didn't turn properly and the 55-year-old drummer collided with an oncoming car. "I remember standing over Cactus, wondering whether he was alive or not," Judd recalls in the new issue of Us Weekly. "I kept saying to myself, 'Be calm, be calm.' When I realized he was still alive, I noticed the leg was gone. I saw remnants of it, um, all over the highway. I just stood there, trying to make sense of it all."
Moser echoed the sentiment. "Sometimes I'm like, 'Can't we have a day where it's not all about the leg?'"
Move over, fake moon landing. Take a hike "Paul is dead" rumors. There's a new conspiracy theory in town and it goes something like this: Did Beyonce lip-synch (gasp!) "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Monday's Presidential Inauguration?
Only Beyonce and her microphone know for sure, but people familiar who were there are speaking out. The London Times reports that the Grammy-winner lip-synched to a pre-recorded backing track, an assertion that has since been confirmed by the Marine Corps band. (UPDATE: The band later backed off from that statement.)
From the London Times:
[Related: Celebrities turn out for the inauguration.]
We reached out to Beyonce’s representatives, who had no comment.
The pop superstar, 19, donned blue-and-white-striped overalls, a white T-shirt, a backwards baseball cap, and yellow sneakers on Friday to accept the Diamond Jubilee Medal, which honors significant achievements by Canadians. Many Twitter commenters viewed Bieber's choice of attire as disrespectful. Comments ranged from the incredulous ("Justin Bieber Seriously Wore Overalls To Meet The Canadian Prime Minister") to the outraged ("Justin Bieber met the Prime Minster in Overalls and a ball cap, such trash, learn some respect kid"). Another Twitter user suggested that Bieber fire his stylist.
Academy Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch died at the age of 68. In addition to his Oscars, Hamlisch also won multiple Emmy awards, four Grammy awards, a Tony award, and even a Pulitzer Prize. Hamlisch, who composed the scores for "The Sting," "A Chorus Line," and "Sophie's Choice," was one of only two people to win those major awards plus a Pulitzer. The other was Richard Rodgers of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame.
Hamlisch was as prolific as he was talented. All told, he composed the scores for dozens of films, including "Ordinary People," "The Way We Were," "The Informant!," and 007's "The Spy Who Loved Me." His scores for "The Sting" and "The Way We Were" may be his most memorable.
His love of music began at an early age. He was identified as an incredibly talented musician as a kid. At the age of 6, he was admitted into Julliard's School Pre-College Division, the youngest student ever admitted. Hamlisch composed his first cinematic score in his mid-20s. Over the course of his career, he composed music for romances, dramas, comedies, and action films.
Did Willow Smith really get her tongue pierced? The 11-year-old actress/singer/designer posted a photo of herself showing off what looks to be a medal stud on her tongue. But hold onto your outrage, folks — it isn't real.
The photo inspired a slew of responses on Twitter. Few folks thought the tongue ring was appropriate. One person wrote, "Willow Smith got her tongue pierced at 11 years old. When I was 11, I was making sure my tamagotchi didn't die, not getting piercings." Another wrote, "Willow Smith is 11 and has a tongue ring. WHERE ARE HER PARENTS?" Still one more wrote, "Willow Smith has a tongue ring. Yo...I'm out. Bye. PS: Never having children."
Following the uproar, Willow Smith responded with a post of her own. She updated the Instagram photo with a new caption. It now reads: "It's fake…Sorry." So, there ya go.
Mike Krumboltz at Stop The Presses! 3 yrs ago
Some say that life begins at 30. But the stars of "We're Not Young" aren't exactly living the good life. Both sad and funny, the parody video from Yahoo!'s SketchY comedy series, features a 30-something guy spoofing the hit song "We Are Young," by Fun.
The tune has stayed stubbornly at number one on Billboard's hot 100, which made it a prime target for the "viral video treatment," as the Hollywood Reporter put it.
The spoof has certainly caught on: The clip has already been viewed over 600,000 times and received about 40,000 "likes" on Facebook, and counting.
Why not do both? Check out the buzzy clip for yourself below. Whether you're in your 30s, 50s, or 70s, odds are you'll find something to relate to. The song isn't uplifting, but the lyrics are universal. Sheesh, that's depressing.