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Rick Rubin to receive the Lifetime of Harmony Award

February 26th, 2014 3:10am EST
Rick Rubin
Music producer Rick Rubin is set to receive the Lifetime of Harmony Award at a tribute concert in Los Angeles later this week (ends02Mar14).

The 50 year old will be feted by director David Lynch on Thursday (27Feb14) at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

The ceremony will be followed by a concert tribute featuring the Dixie Chicks, Damien Rice and Jake Bugg.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Lynch's foundation, which was set up to promote transcendental meditation programmes to at-risk adults and youths around the world.

Last month (Jan14), Lynch honoured Ringo Starr with the Lifetime...

Twin Peaks co-creator: 'No plans to revive show'

January 8th, 2014 3:20am EST
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost has dismissed rumours suggesting director David Lynch is preparing to revive the cult TV series after a casting call for extras appeared online.

The pair created the creepy town for the 1990 show, which revolved around an FBI investigation into the murder of a local teenager, and adapted it for the big screen with the 1992 film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, which served as a prequel for the TV programme following its axe in 1991.

Actor Ray Wise, who played Leland Palmer in the series, revealed last June (13) that Lynch was considering a return to Twin Pe...

Ringo Starr to receive Lifetime of Peace and Love Award

January 7th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr is set to receive the Lifetime of Peace and Love Award at a tribute concert in Los Angeles later this month (Jan14).

The former Beatles icon will be feted by director David Lynch on 20 January (14) for his work in raising awareness about Transcendental Meditation.

The ceremony will be followed by a concert tribute featuring Joe Walsh, Ben Folds, Ben Harper and Dave Stewart.

A statement from Lynch, reads, "We want to generate the electricity of peace through music and it's a thrill to know that the super-creative, enthusiastic musicians of our world are with us to achieve th...

David Lynch teams up with Lykke Li for new album

June 3rd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
David Lynch
Cult filmmaker David Lynch is teaming up with Swedish singer Lykke Li for a track on his second album

The odd couple has recorded I'm Waiting Here, which will be featured on The Big Dream - the follow-up to Lynch's 2011 debut Crazy Clown Time.

The album, which will be released next month (Jul13), will also feature a cover of Bob Dylan's The Ballad Of Hollis Brown.

Ray Wise: 'David Lynch is interested in returning to Twin Peaks'

June 3rd, 2013 3:10am EDT
David Lynch
Director David Lynch is considering a return to Twin Peaks, the creepy town he created for a cult TV series and two movies.

The cult filmmaker announced his plans to cast members during a get together at the Orange County Museum of Modern Arts' annual Art of Dining gala last month (May13), and Ray Wise, who played Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks, has revealed Lynch is thinking about an onscreen reunion.

He tells fansite WelcomeToTwinPeaks.com, "He said, 'Well, Ray, you know, the town is still there. And I suppose it's possible that we could revisit it.'"

Lynch told the actor his character's ...

David Lynch To Become A Dad At 66

July 11th, 2012 8:06pm EDT
David Lynch
Filmmaker David Lynch is set to become a father again at the age of 66.

The Blue Velvet director and his wife of three years, Emily Stofle, are preparing to welcome a baby girl in the coming months, according to celebrity gossip site Celebuzz.com.

Lynch is already a dad to three grown-up kids from previous relationships: daughter Jennifer Chambers, son Austin Jack and his youngest, Riley.

The tot will be Stofle's first.

Blu-ray Interview/Review: 'The Aggression Scale' Hidden Gem Dana Ashbrook Speaks!

May 29th, 2012 2:35pm EDT
aggression scale
Any film critic worth his salt can tell you a great movie from nowhere is like ray of light in the aisles of darkness, but add to that a stand-out role to watch for and the cinema sun is in full force. Hitting Blu-ray with a unique kid-like vengeance, "The Aggression Scale" (out May 29 from Anchor Bay Entertainment) takes the "Home Alone" concept to a homicidal place with some sinful results. But the fun doesn’t end there. Hidden inside this memorable outing is one kick ass bad guy portrayal guaranteed to knock the socks off. As the gun heavy gang leader Lloyd, actor Dana Ashbrook gives...

James Murphy Releasing His Own Coffee Blend

February 1st, 2012 9:01am EST
James Murphy
LCD Soundsystem star James Murphy has become the latest celebrity to launch his own coffee blend.

The musician is a coffee enthusiast and recently took a training course to learn more about beans and blends from an expert - and now Murphy is developing his own espresso.

He tells food blog GrubStreet.com, "I make a lot of coffee. For my birthday, my girlfriend got me a training course with the world champion. That's what I'm going to do when I get back to London (make my own brand). I thought it would be fun. I have beans that I like. I like this sometimes and that sometimes. Sometimes i...

David Lynch Creates $1 Million Meditation Fund For Soldiers

December 5th, 2011 8:43am EST
David Lynch
Director David Lynch has created a $1 million fund for U.S. soldiers to undergo meditation courses to help them deal with the traumas of war.

The moviemaker revealed the donation at a gala in Los Angeles for his The David Lynch Foundation on Saturday.

Lynch, a longtime advocate of Transcendental Meditation, is hoping veterans who learn the technique can reduce the stress they suffer after returning from the battlefield.

The Operation Warrior Wellness grants will also cover sessions for soldiers' family members suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Guests at the L.A. gala included Kat...

Katy Perry Cut Her Hair & Debuted Her New Short 'Do At The David Lynch Foundation's 'Change Begins Within' Benefit

December 4th, 2011 6:24pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry showed off her new shorter, blonder hairstyle on Saturday night at the Third Annual "Change Begins Within" Benefit Celebration presented by the David Lynch Foundation. The event was held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles.

Acclaimed Hollywood director David Lynch's foundation helps raise funds to teach Trancendental Meditation, a scientifically proven stress-reducing technique, to underserved inner city students, veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD), American Indians and the homeless.

Stars at this year's event included Katy...

Interview: Actress Moira Kelly On 'The Lion King 3D', David Lynch and The Chemistry Of 'The Cutting Edge'

September 13th, 2011 1:38pm EDT
Moira Kelly
For those who appreciate talent and presence with their beauty, Moira Kelly is a major actress of note. With her diverse body of work, from portraying the girl-next-door in David Lynch’s "Twin Peaks" film follow-up "Fire Walk With Me" to playing dual roles opposite Robert Downey Jr. in "Chaplin," Kelly has amassed quite an impressive amount of credits in a very short time. Moving away from the movie industry to follow a different passion (namely that of being a full-time stay-at-home mom!) for the last few years, Kelly recently surfaced to talk about the latest resurgence of her former ad...

David Lynch Posts Bizarre Coffee Ad With Barbie Doll

April 28th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
David Lynch Barbie Coffee Commercial
Moviemaker David Lynch has posted a bizarre new ad for his Signature Cup Coffee online. In the strange commercial, the Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive director talks to a Barbie doll head cradled in his hand about his organic brew.

In the three-minute short, the Barbie asks Lynch what he's drinking and he explains it's a cup of espresso from his Signature Cup range.

David Lynch Signature Cup Coffee from David Lynch on Vimeo.

When the doll asks, "Is it good?" Lynch offers to fix her a cup.

The odd chat then turns a little romantic as the Barbie tells the filmmaker, "You're ki...

David Lynch & Interpol Team Up For Coachella Spectacular

April 17th, 2011 8:04pm EDT
David Lynch
Movie maverick David Lynch followed up his live Duran Duran concert film with another online spectacular during Interpol's set at the Coachella festival in California on Friday night.

The band announced the odd collaboration via a blog on their record label's website on Friday.

Lynch and the New York group teamed up to make a bizarre new art film, called Interpol Under Surveillance, which debuted on a screen behind the band as they performed at Coachella.

The set also featured the premiere of Lynch's new animated short I Touch A Red Button Man.

Last month the moviemaker filmed Duran Dur...

Duran Duran & David Lynch Team Up For Concert Spectacular

March 15th, 2011 9:46pm EDT
Duran Duran
Duran Duran have recruited maverick moviemaker David Lynch to direct their upcoming "Unstaged" concert in Los Angeles for a live stream to fans across the world.

The "Rio" hitmakers will take to the stage at the Mayan Theatre on March 23 - the day after the release of their much-anticipated new album "All You Need is Now" - and Blue Velvet director Lynch will capture the event on cameras and beam the footage around the world via YouTube.com.

Keyboard player Nick Rhodes tells Billboard.com, "What appeals to us very much about working with David is that we like the way he thinks about thing...

David Lynch: 'If You Meditate, You'll Enjoy Your Pornography More!'

October 18th, 2010 10:35am EDT
David Lynch
Funnyman Russell Brand and movie maverick David Lynch have become unlikely pals after the Twin Peaks director gave the Brit some tips on how meditation boosts pleasuring one's self.

Brand has revealed he made a point of meeting Lynch, the president of the Transcendental Meditation Foundation, at a party so he could learn more about the director's area of expertise.

The movie star and comedian tells New York Magazine he complained to Lynch that his love of masturbating while watching pornography was overtaking his desire to meditate and achieve enlightenment.

He recalls Lynch telling hi...

'Vanilla Sky' Voted Most Confusing Movie

July 22nd, 2010 8:13am EDT
Vanilla Sky
Tom Cruise's confusing movie Vanilla Sky has been branded the most baffling film in a new poll. The 2001 movie, which stars Cruise as a playboy left horrifically disfigured after a crash, was the film which left audiences most perplexed by its plot.

According to the survey by LoveFilm.com, David Lynch's surreal thriller Mulholland Drive was voted into second place, while the sinister rabbit in Donnie Darko prompted cinema-goers to put it at number three.

The top five brow-furrowing films were rounded out by The Matrix Revolutions and Christopher Nolan's Memento.

Other movies to make t...

James Roday, Steve Franks Promise 'Twin Peaks' Episode Of 'Psych'

July 7th, 2010 2:55pm EDT
"Psych" star James Roday and Executive Producer/Writer Steve Franks promise a "Twin Peaks"-inspired episode of the popular USA comedy. Starpulse just participated in a conference call with them, and they talked about the series' fifth season, which kicks off next week.

"Twin Peaks," which became a national phenomenon in 1990, was director David Lynch's brainchild that blended dark comedy and surreal drama. It focused on the small-town murder of high schooler Laura Palmer, and became known for its quirky humor, atmospheric mystery and critical acclaim. It also starred "Desperate Housewiv...

Marilyn Manson Unveils Art Exhibit In Vienna

June 30th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson has unveiled his latest art collaboration with director David Lynch in Vienna, Austria. The shock rocker has been an avid painter since 1999 and has exhibited his work both in Europe and the United States.

Manson's latest collection, titled Genealogies of Pain, is a joint effort with Blue Velvet moviemaker Lynch, who has contributed a series of short films to the show at Vienna's Kunsthalle gallery. Speaking to Austria's Kurier newspaper, the musician admits he still gets scared of showing his art to the public.

He says, "I feel very comfortable when I'm on stage in front...

Deformed Elephant Man Inspired Bradley Cooper

June 11th, 2010 9:12am EDT
Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper credits "The Elephant Man" with inspiring his acting career, insisting he related to the freak show attraction because he felt like an outcast growing up.

Joseph Merrick suffered from a disfiguring disease and became famous as a sideshow curiosity in Victorian England, where he was nicknamed The Elephant Man.

"The Hangover" star admits he felt a strange kinship with Merrick, and would often look in the mirror as a kid and imagine his face to be deformed too.

Recalling David Lynch's 1980 movie "The Elephant Man," Cooper tells Details magazine, "I became obsessed with this m...

David Lynch To Return To 'Mulholland Drive'

April 12th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
David Lynch
Director David Lynch is in talks to revive his movie classic Mulholland Drive for a sequel, according to the film's star Laura Harring.

The film propelled Naomi Watts to fame upon its release in 2001, while also earning Lynch the coveted Prix de la Mise en Scene award at the Cannes Film Festival in France and an Oscar nomination for Best Director.

Now, nine years after the movie's release, Harring has revealed the filmmaker is planning to revive the mysterious thriller on the big screen.

She tells NBC.com, "I'm very sure it's coming, it's being born. I cannot really tell you how I kno...

Martin Scorsese Named Top 'Living' Director

March 11th, 2010 4:00pm EST
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese has been named the Best Living Director in a new U.S. magazine poll.

The Oscar-winning Shutter Island director beat out Jean-Luc Godard and Steven Spielberg to land the top honor in Paste magazine's top 50 list.

Also making the top 10 are Joel and Ethan Coen, Steven Soderbergh, Paul Thomas Anderson, Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch and Wong Kar-Wai.

Kathryn Bigelow, who became the first female to win a Best Director Oscar on Sunday, failed to make the list.

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Summer Movie Awards Part 2: Best Film, Worst Title & More

September 10th, 2009 10:00am EDT
The summer movie season is finally at its end. Yesterday we listed Part 1 of the first annual "Summer Movie Awards" in categories such as: surprise hit, the bomb nobody noticed, indie hit, and most disappointing. Check out more films that deserve to be recognized for their summer performances:

The Death by Twitter Award

Winner: "Bruno"

This movie made more than 20 percent of its gross in the first night. After that evening, the Twiterrati hit their little squawk box to spread the word that there was far too much spreading of limbs in this bit of borderline pornography. The resul...

Star-Studded Danger Mouse Album Scrapped

May 15th, 2009 12:42pm EDT
Danger Mouse
Super-producer Danger Mouse has been forced to scrap his upcoming collaboration album following a legal dispute with his record company.

The Gnarls Barkley star - real name Brian Burton - teamed up with rockers Sparklehorse and legendary filmmaker David Lynch to produce a 13-track album, featuring contributions from Iggy Pop, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, The Flaming Lips, and The Pixies.

The CD was to be accompanied by a photography book created by Lynch. But now the record, titled Dark Night Of The Soul, will not be released, following a legal spat with record label EMI.


Moby: 'Transcendental Meditation Is Great'

April 12th, 2009 5:30pm EDT
Dance music superstar Moby regrets not dedicating his life to transcendental meditation earlier - because it's a lazy man's dream.

The hit-maker admits he rallied against most things connected to yoga and meditation for years because he was raised by hippies and the whole idea of it "scared the s**t" out of him. He explains, "I thought that TM involved ritual animal sacrifice and moving to some country and renouncing wealth and materialism."

However, after learning his moviemaker hero David Lynch was one of the world's leading practitioners of transcendental meditation, Moby dec...

Paul McCartney And Ringo To Reunite In Studio

April 7th, 2009 12:23pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Beatles legends Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have reportedly hatched plans to head back to the studio together - their first collaboration in more than 10 years.

The pair reunited on stage in New York on Saturday for David Lynch's Change Begins Within concert in aid of Transcendental Meditation.

The show marked the first time the pair had performed together since a tribute concert for late Beatles bandmate George Harrison in 2002.

And the onstage reunion has sparked fresh rumors that the duo plan to record again, for the first time since McCartney's guest appearance on Star...

Paul McCartney And Ringo Starr Fans Outraged By Another Ticketmaster Blunder

March 11th, 2009 4:16pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Organizers of a New York concert featuring Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have apologized to outraged fans after hundreds were blocked from buying tickets online.

The stars are both booked to perform at Manhattan's iconic Radio City Music Hall on April 4 at a bash to aid The David Lynch Foundation - formed by the director to promote meditation in schools.

The booking has sparked rumors the pair will take to the stage together and wow fans with a Beatles reunion duet, prompting an overwhelming demand for tickets.

But fans were left fuming after Ticketmaster.com began d...

Movies That Did Not Live Up To Their Potential

March 3rd, 2009 10:39am EST
Star Wars Episode III
Nothing can be more frustrating than something not living up to its potential. Movies are especially guilty of this. There's something about watching a movie that was on to something but didn't quite make it that can stick with you. Watching them unfold feels akin to a runner screaming towards the finish line only to fall and break their ankle thirty feet short. Films like these fall apart for many reasons be it last minute changes by a studio, unnecessary plot twists, or just good old-fashioned incompetence. For whatever reason, these movies are bad-they just didn't have to be. Here's a fe...

Ten Underrated Thrillers

October 17th, 2008 10:12am EDT
The Descent
Horror movies are some of the most consistent pieces of the film industry. Sure there have been highs and lows in the genre, and resurgences have come and gone, but one thing remains true: people will always yearn for those cinematic chills.

The demand, however big it may be, is always constant. The golden age of cinema through the 60s brought on big studio monster movies, sly noir thrillers, and of course, Hitchcockian suspense (a subgenre, respectively). The 1970s, arguably the paramount epoch of cinema, period, saw the expansion of the genre and gave filmgoers some of the best nail...

Is Nicolas Cage Washed Up or Just Making Bad Decisions?

September 5th, 2008 10:40am EDT
The Wicker Man
In 1996 Nicolas Cage stood on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and accepted his first, and currently only, Oscar for his tour de force performance in Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas. This past year, while starring in Neil LaBute's ill-fated remake of the British horror classic The Wicker Man, Cage, donning a grizzly bear costume, punched a woman in the face.

There are two sides to Nicolas Cage-the go-to superstar with the droopy eyes and smug demeanor and Cage the talented, easily forgotten actor. Unfortunately the latter, Academy Award winning Cage persona is a distant memory a...

The Most Underrated & Overrated Influential TV Shows

August 22nd, 2008 9:28am EDT
Miami Vice
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and on television it often appears to be the only form of creativity. Yes, ever since Milton Berle first stole a joke for "Texaco Star Theatre", TV has been a wild west of borrowing material and copying good ideas until they've become completely stale. Many of these ideas were so good, in fact, that their resonance is still felt today, and that's when a show crosses over from being copied to being influential.

Over the years, many shows have been considered influential. From "The Dick Van Dyke Show" first showing both the home and office l...

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