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Tuesday

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June 2014

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Bill Maher Visits DuJour Magazine: Read his Interview

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DuJour Magazine sat down with Bill Maher to promote the 12th season of his HBO show, and Maher opened up about his show, his stand-up struggles, and the many politicians who won’t visit his stage. Read some choice quotes below, and visit DuJour for the full interview.

On getting politicians to appear on his show:

“I’d like to get every political person, but I understand why so many of them resist… I think they’re afraid that I’m not going to kiss ass, which most questioners do. That’s the sort of unholy deal that is made: The media trade their souls for access.”

On guests that annoy him the most:

“It annoys me when they present themselves beforehand as believing and saying one thing, and then wilt under the pressure. I am sympathetic, especially to my conservative guests, because it’s a difficult show to do when you’re in front of a liberal audience. But we expect them to stand up for their conservative point of view. I just want people to stick to their guns no matter what.”

On his years as a struggling stand-up:

“It’s just horrific at first. It’s one thing to learn something in front of a computer—if you make a mistake, nobody sees it and then you call up the IT guy for help. But to do it in front of two drunks at three in the morning who are heckling you… those first few years are hard. The next ten years are not great either.”

On the interview question he hates the most:

“I hate ‘Who would you have at your ideal dinner party?’ It’s cliché. They are dead. They are not coming.”

Monday

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June 2014

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Robin Thicke Debuts “Get Her Back” — Desperate Please for Paula Patton

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It’s difficult to empathize with Robin Thicke’s romantic plight, especially when his unforgivable antics were so public. His marriage ended shortly after Thicke was seen “handling” the ass of a gross groupie, which was immediately followed by some questionable photos that also aroused suspicion of infidelity. Furthermore, Thicke proudly declared his taste for threesomes on Howard Stern, insisting that both he and Patton made the most of their marriage. Now, Thicke is using the spotlight to plea for Patton’s return, a request I can only meet with a gigantic yawn. As for the desperate video below with the Patton lookalike, let’s just say there’s not many women on the planet as beautiful as Paula Patton. Good luck, Robin.

Sunday

22

June 2014

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Jason Biggs Defends Jenny Mollen on ‘The View’ — WATCH NOW

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Jason Biggs is a likable guy, as is his wife, Jenny Mollen. Unfortunately, they are lesser than the sum of their parts. Biggs catapulted to fame with the success of the ‘American Pie’ franchise, and he’s still of an elevated status. His wife has gained fame as a writer, most recently releasing, ‘I Like You Just the Way I am.’ The book recounts a personal story about a threesome gone wrong, in what both her and Jason call a “comedy of errors.’ Though it’s cute when couples promote one another’s success, this case is an exception. Jason is too big a star to get caught up in such a public exposé of his private life, and by mentioning Jason in every interview, it appears as if Jenny is using his status to elevate her own. If I were to advise both parties on the proper PR move, I’d encourage them to carve their own career path.

Biggs visited ‘The View’ after the very feisty ladies took aim at his wife for tempering the most salacious parts of her story, and he eloquently explained her trepidation. He insisted that her contradictory character was in large part due to the nature of daytime television, and he also couldn’t resist a barb back at Candace Cameron, who previously chastised their marital choices. Though Biggs’ debating skills are incredibly impressive, I have to once again emphasize that Jason Biggs should be spending time talking about his own career, instead of getting tied up in this mess. Watch below.

Sunday

22

June 2014

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Jennifer Lopez Revisits “Bennifer” — WWHL

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Jennifer Lopez joined Andy Cohen for her club house debut, and and she did not disappoint. During the pressure-cooked “Plead the Fifth” segment, Cohen asked Lopez about the days of “Bennifer,” and Lopez admitted her role in Ben Affleck’s infamous fashion transformation. As a refresher, Affleck took a ton of heat for his red-carpet look beside Lopez, with many suggesting that she tried to change the down-to-earth Boston boy into a Hollywood heavyweight. Watch Lopez honestly discuss their relationship below, followed by some heated questions about an illusive feud with Mariah Carey.

Sunday

22

June 2014

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The Dirty Dish — Your Week of Links

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Katie Couric is married. Hollywood Life

Kim Kardashian sent her baby home without her. The Stir

Shannon Doherty might adopt. In touch

Heidi Klum and Seal were spotted canoodling. Hollywood Take

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are moving fast. L&S

Former DWTS host Samantha Harris opened up about her double Mastectomy. Closer

Zachary Levi tied the knot. E! Online

JLO and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are getting romantic. Radar Online

Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson might have been making out. THG

Hope Solo is in trouble. Rumor Fix

Kenan Thompson is a dad. People

Wednesday

18

June 2014

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Crash Kings Kill it at The Bootleg — Concert Review

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In what can only be described as epic, Crash Kings visited The Bootleg last night for an unforgettable event. The high-energy band is led by lead singer Tony Beliveau, who’s joined by his brother, Mike Beliveau, on bass and Tommy Roslak on drums . The power-trio’s unique sound is largely a result of Tony’s very cool vintage clavinet, which the modern rockers use in place of a traditional guitar. According to Tony, “There’s quite a learning curve to playing it and bending all the notes correctly,” but that’s [his] baby and [his] go-to keyboard.” As one of the only rock bands to forgo a lead guitar, their unrivaled style is equally matched by their live performance. Tony is a mesmerizing lead, often changing his style to accommodate the venue, the crowd, and his dedicated devotees who will always get a fresh, live show.

While waiting for the concert to start, I ran into a loyal fan who commuted from Fresno to see her “favorite band” whom she discovered after a friend sent her a link for “Mountain Man,” a number one song off their successful debut album. It’s not surprising that she’d be unfazed by such a long commute. To see that two hour show again, I’d drive double the distance.

Crash Kings is currently working on their third album, and judging from the live material they played last night, it’s going to be good. Visit the Crash Kings website for more information on the band, and listen to “Mountain Man” below.

Saturday

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June 2014

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Mariah Carey’s Album Under Performs — What Went Wrong?

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MARIAH CAREY CANDY BRALegendary artists who hope to find success in today’s fast-moving market have to re-brand. If they don’t, they’re done. That’s a lesson many will learn the hard way, and Mariah Carey is no exception. Her latest album, ‘Me. I Am Mariah . . . the Elusive Chanteuse,’ entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 3 with 58,000 sold, her lowest sales in a very long time. While her inner circle will likely cite today’s shrinking album sales as the source of her issues, the hard truth is that Mariah Carey is stubborn, and she simply won’t evolve. In fact, the very title of her recent album is evidence in itself. ‘The Elusive Chanteuse’ is not only a ridiculous name, it also suggests that she’s a diva, which is something she needs to desperately stay away from. The only place for an untouchable diva in today’s market is Vegas, and that’s where stars go to die in a pile of cash. There’s nothing wrong with dying in diamonds, but it’s a sad fate.

If Mariah Carey wants to revamp her career, I’d advise her to look to Jennifer Lopez, who accomplished the very hefty task of ending all PR Issues in favor of a completely fresh image. Lose the gloves, lose the “Dah-lings,” stop posting low-grade, bikini-selfies on social media, and put the boobs away. You’re a star, not a diva. Get it straight.

Saturday

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June 2014

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Jack White Kills it on Conan — Watch ‘Temporary Ground’

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There are few performers who can properly execute both light and shade, but Jack White proved his prowess on Conan. His understated appeal took center stage with ‘Temporary Ground,’ a song off his new album, entitled ‘Lazaretto.’ White was backed by just his bassist, dobro player and fiddle player. Watch his very moving performance below.

Saturday

14

June 2014

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The Music Reel — Your Weekly JAM

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Rick Rubin is working on Kanye West’s new album. Stereogum

Chubby Checker hates the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Huffington Post

Lana Del Rey unveils ‘UltraViolence’ next week. The Guardian

WATCH First Aid Kit play Letterman. NME

Jennifer Lopez is red-hot on the cover of Billboard. Idolator

Tom Hiddleston will play Hank Williams in a bio-pic. IndieWire

Pretty Reckless covered Oasis’ ‘Champagne Supernova.’ NME

Jack White and the Black Keys are besties. Slant

Mariah Carey’s album did not perform as expected. Billboard

Janelle Monae covered Bowie on Letterman. NME

Miranda Lambert’s album opened BIG. Taste of Country

Weezer announced a new album. COS

Songs with samples are now allowed in all Grammy categories. Daily News

Amazon Prime will allow music streaming. Vanity Fair

Robin Thicke is very annoying. NYDN

The Verve Pipe released a song co-written by acclaimed actor Jeff Daniels. Billboard

 

Saturday

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June 2014

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‘Portraits of an American Sound’ — Must-See Exhibit

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Country music has a captivating history, illustrated by its collection of colorful artists that define each decade. ‘Country: Portraits of an American Sound‘ celebrates these iconic moments through featured photography from the industry’s greats. Those greats include Grand Ole Opry staff photographer Leigh Wiener; amateur photographer Elmer Williams; documentary photographer Henry Horenstein; entertainment photographers, Henry Diltz, Raenne Rubenstein and Ethan Russel; and contemporary photographers David McClister and Michael Wilson. The 110 prints celebrate the genre’s most legendary performers, such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and more. The exhibit also includes a must-see movie, which gives an inside look at each picture, told through the eyes of both the singer and the photographer. View the very intriguing exhibit from May 31 – September 28 at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.

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