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Sofia Coppola to direct The Little Mermaid

March 18th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola will direct a live-action version of 'The Little Mermaid'.
The filmmaker has reportedly set her sights on Hans Christian Andersen's tragic fairy tale as her next project after 2013's 'The Bling Ring', and is in negotiations to bring the classic children's story to life on the big screen, is reporting.
Fans shouldn't expect a repeat of Disney's bubblegum 1989 cartoon version about aquatic princess Ariel and talking crab Sebastian, however.
Coppola is thought to be planning a version in keeping with the original 1837 story, which sees the broken-hearted Little Merma...

Kenny Rogers presented with honourary masters degree for photography

January 23rd, 2014 8:30pm EST
Kenny Rogers
Country music icon Kenny Rogers has been made an honourary master of photography by officials at the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) organisation.

The Islands in the Stream hitmaker was a special guest at the PPA's annual Imaging USA conference in Phoenix, Arizona last week (ends17Jan14), when he took part in a question and answer session with fans and discussed his lengthy career and passion for photography.

Rogers says of the accolade, "You start off doing something because you really love it, and it gives you great pleasure.

"With any luck at all, you get better. It was sp...

2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 3

October 13th, 2013 2:50pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Welcome to the final part of my Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013.  Here is where I housed my honorable mentions, which were many.  If you missed the previous two posts, here’s how I opened them up respectively, beginning with Favorites and ending with Least Favorites:


“As I look over my 2013 playlist from my iPod, I realize I have listened to numerous albums this year.  In fact, the amount of music that my ears have consumed and my pen has analyzed is pretty scary…and I still missed lots of albums! SMH! Some were special, some made me cringe, and som...

Top 20 Albums Of 2013 (So Far)

September 3rd, 2013 9:45pm EDT
The 1975
The amount of excellent music releases this year has been staggering, and it’s been almost impossible to figure out what music to get and what to skip. So, here is a list of the twenty most essential records of the year so far:

“Run the Jewels” (El-P + Killer Mike) - “Run the Jewels”

Killer Mike and El-P unite after individually putting out two of the best hip-hop releases of last year. The results: one of the most focused, fun, and aggressive hip-hop albums of 2013.

Jon Hopkins - “Immunity”

Saying that something is a journey in musical form may be an antiquated means of describing ...

Mac Miller's representative plays down stage collapse

August 12th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Mac Miller
A representative for Mac Miller has dismissed concerns for his health after the rapper appeared to collapse midway through a concert in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday (09Aug13), insisting the drama was all part of the show.

The hip-hop star was playing the title track from his latest album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, for fans at the Celebrity Theatre as part of his The Space Migration tour, when he fell to the ground.

Video footage of the incident shows members of his live band briefly halting the music to check on Miller, who was hunched over on his knees, before jumping back to his...

Bret Michaels donates toys to U.S. hospital

May 16th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels showed off his generous side when he stopped by an Arizona hospital on Wednesday (15May13) to deliver books and toys to a family room at the medical facility.

The Poison frontman funded the Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music Room at The Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix as a thank you after staff at the hospital saved his life following a brain haemorrhage in 2010.

The room, designed to give families a break while loved-ones are receiving treatment, was opened by Michaels in 2012 and the musician makes sure it is alw...

Review: Phoenix Bankrupt! - A Record You Won't Want To Miss

April 24th, 2013 1:10pm EDT
Phoenix - Thomas Mars
Before the release of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix were the best kept secret in music. The band had already released three fantastic albums, and with their third, It’s Never Been Like That being the most radio friendly of the bunch, it seemed like Wolfgang would finally be the album to break the group into the mainstream, and it in fact was. Singles “Lisztomania” and “1901” were huge hits, and the group secured spots headlining various music festivals and numerous late night television show appearances.

Four years after the release of Wolfgang, the follow up Bankrupt! is now out and i...

Upcoming Albums Spring 2013: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Iggy & The Stooges & More

April 15th, 2013 7:20pm EDT
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito
Albums you should be looking forward to this spring: Are you looking for something new and different to listen to? Let us help you weed through all the new music that is scheduled to come out. Here's our take on what is worth giving a listen to.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Mosquito” April 16

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have had a few brushes with mainstream success in the form of singles like “Maps” and “Heads Will Roll,” but on their latest release they sound more edgy and experimental than ever, yet manage to also be completely entertaining and engrossing at the same time. It’s clear from this record th...

Photos From Coachella

April 19th, 2010 11:14am EDT
The Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival wrapped up yesterday in Indio, California. The three-day event included performance by Muse, Echo & The Bunnymen, Jay-Z, and Phoneix, for a total of 128 acts.

About 75,000 people attended the festival each day, not counting hundreds of backstage guests. There were horrific traffic jams in and out of the polo fields.

The most visually striking addition to this year's festival was a 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel that towered over the festival grounds and, with its lights, flashed and flared into the night.

See a gallery of photos here!

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