"Finding Dory" Trailer
If you can believe it, it’s been 12 years since the Academy Award winning Pixar film, Finding Nemo first hit theaters. Fans of the movie, which has to be 99.9% of those who’ve seen it heard great news in 2012, when reports came out that a sequel was in production. Titled Finding Dory, the film’s first trailer was released last week, which you can watch above. The film is set to be released on June 17, 2016.
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Though largely overshadowed by such moments as Nicki Minaj’s callout of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift being Taylor Swift, and Cyrus’s batsh*t, trippy performance with Wayne Coyne, Justin Bieber’s live medley of “Where Are Ü/What Do You Mean?” brought out the “wow” when he apparently broke down crying following his set. It was yet another noteworthy moment at the 2015 MTV VMAs. I have to admit, “Where Are Ü” is pretty catchy, but he lost me at “What Do You Mean?”
Mind you, the bridge in the song is a spoken word piece of sophomoric philosophizing, which I have transcribed below and made into an inspirational quote you’d see on Pinterest because it has all the emotional depth of a kumquat. (Actually, now that I really think about it, maybe that whole spoken word thing is perfectly in line with the name of the song.)
Earthlings (I was going to say "Americans," but we soooo don't have the corner on that market anymore) love nothing more than a superstar, except, perhaps, building up a superstar and then blowing them to smithereens. (Marginally related thought, you should check out The Smithereens if you have a chance.) So it is with a certain amount of trepidation that I regard Taylor Swift’s unimpeachable rise to power. And if you listen carefully to the whispers among the celebrity gossip set – whether or not the rumors are true – the rumors are stirring. And they may indeed indicate that Swift’s star has reached its zenith.
50 Cent "Borrowed" Luxury Items
Apparently 50 Cent isn’t worth much more than his stage name. According to Forbes, the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was said to have a net worth of $155 million. However, after recently being ordered to pay $5 million in damages in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit, the multi-platinum-selling artist filed for bankruptcy. Last week, Jackson was at a supreme court hearing in Manhattan for the same lawsuit, where he was questioned by the plaintiff’s attorney about his luxury items, such as pricey cars and flashy jewelry that he often boasted on social media. Jackson admitted that most of his jewelry was “borrowed” and he only owns a G-Shock watch and three gold chains. As far as the expensive cars, almost all of them were rented. As you can see below, 50 is making the best out of a bad situation.
Although the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards isn’t until the end of next month and MTV hardly associates itself with music these days, the nominees for this year’s high profile award show were announced yesterday.
While dozens of artists were nominated for awards, one musician leads the pack with 10 nominations. If you’re thinking Taylor Swift, then you’re right. The video for T-Swift’s "Blank Space” is up for two awards, including for “Best Female Video.” However, the cameo filled, futuristic action clip for the popular tune “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar is nominated for eight awards, including “Video of the Year.” (If you haven’t watched the video check it out, it’s good. And that’s coming from someone who usually refuses to listen to Swift.)