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Archive for April 2009

Want a Date With Lindsay Lohan?

April 17, 2009

Taking more then a few jabs at herself in this recent Funny or Die video, Lindsay Lohan shows she has a sense of [self deprecating] humor and rolls with the punches in this fake e-harmony clip. more about “Want a Date With Lindsay Lohan?“, posted with vodpod

Pirate Bay Loses Case

April 17, 2009

Leaked online (how ironic!) this morning, the verdict for the “suits” vs the founders of popular torrent site Pirate Bay is in. They lose. Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde were found guilty of breaking copyright law and were sentenced to a year in jail in addition to paying $3.5 million […]

AI 4.15: Matt Giraud is……Safe

April 15, 2009

On tonight’s American Idol, gospel/R&B singer Lil’ Rounds and Bluesy pianist Matt Giraud were in the bottom three. After a performance from Miley Cyrus, it was revealed that Matt would be leaving the show. Though, after deliberation and Simon’s quip of “I can’t see you winning” the judges used their sole “save” on him, allowing […]

Woman Says She’ll Download Movie, Miramax Gives Her a Ticket

April 13, 2009

This almost sounds like a trap. since when does a movie studio give you a free ticket to see a movie you complained about not finding on a torrent? That was the case for a Twitterer by the name of omgamandaa who wanted to find a cam for the newly released “Adventureland” to no avail. […]

Tarantino Mentors On Idol Tomorrow

April 13, 2009

Tomorrow on American Idol, legendary film director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) will be helping out the contestants during “Songs from the Movies” night. He was a guest judge on season three of the show, a fan of Fantasia at the time. This may seem like an odd pick for people since he is […]

Kara Knows How to Sing

April 12, 2009

American Idol’s publicly scrutinized new judge Kara DioGuardi has received a lot of flack this season. Most of it has to do with her being there in the first place. But all these attacks seem a little misdirected, after all, she’s written hit songs like “Walk Away” for Kelly Clarkson and has worked with other […]

Weekend Box Office

April 12, 2009

It seems an odd choice to release a [purportedly] high profile movie like Hannah Montana on Easter Weekend, but Disney did it nonetheless. The film grossed a modest $34 million on its debut, with the new Fast & Furious flick coming in at second with another $28.7 million. Considering its budget, Fast and Furious has […]

Youtube pays $16 for “Never Gonna Give You Up” Plays

April 11, 2009

By now you’re probably sick of being rickrolled, especially after last year when Youtube made every video you clicked on April Fools go directly to Rick Astley’s video. So what were the royalties paid out to songwriter Pete Watermen for the over 150 million plays the song received? $16. According to him, he makes more […]

New Fiona Apple

April 10, 2009

In her first new recording since the release of 2005’s album Extraordinary Machine, the lovely, talented musician Fiona Apple has released a cover version of “Why Try to Change Me Now?” for Cy Coleman’s tribute EP. Playing her piano in classic fashion and delivering smooth jazzy vocals over the relaxing song, she is back in […]

Music Find: Shivaree

April 10, 2009

Shivaree isn’t a new band by any means, in fact they’ve released four albums since their formation in 1999. It’s more along the lines of “no one knows who they are”. With a combined sales total of just 500,000 for all of their albums released to date, they could use some promoting, especially considering that […]