Lorna Doom, Germs bassist, dead at 61

Lorna Doom, Germs bassist, dead at 61
Jan. 17 (UPI) — Lorna Doom, the bassist behind influential punk band the Germs has died, the band’s drummer Don Bolles confirmed on Facebook. “She left this mortal coil today around 1,” Bolles said in a comment Wednesday on Facebook in response to his post that said “Lorna.” A cause of death has not been announced. Doom’s age has also not been confirmed, with some outlets reporting that she was 50-years-old. Doom, born Teresa Ryan, joined the Germs in 1977 which also featured singer Darby Crash and guitarist Pat Smear. The band released their only album, the influential GI in 1979 before disbanding in 1980 after Crash committed suicide. The Germs began performing again starting in 2005 with actor Shane West serving as singer. West portrayed Crash in a 2007 Germs biopic titled What We Do in Secret. More

Funko announces Britney Spears ‘Slave’ Pop! figure

Funko announces Britney Spears ‘Slave’ Pop! figure
Jan. 17 (UPI) — Funko has announced a new Pop! figure based on Britney Spears that pays homage to the singer’s MTV performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U.” The figure, announced on Twitter Wednesday, features Spears donning a pink headset microphone with a snake draped around her shoulders. Spears wore the same outfit and carried around a real snake during her performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. “Wearing the iconic outfit from her ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’ legendary performance, the Princess of Pop Britney is ready to entertain. This Pop! captures an iconic moment in music history while remaining timeless for any Britney fan,” Funko said in a statement. The figure is listed as coming soon. Spears is the latest music star to be made into a Funko Pop! after the company announced a figure based on Billy Idol on... More

Cobie Smulders, Sebastian Stan field ‘Avengers’ theories

Cobie Smulders, Sebastian Stan field ‘Avengers’ theories
Jan. 17 (UPI) — Avengers stars Cobie Smulders and Sebastian Stan are fielding theories about the next installment, Avengers: Endgame. The co-stars, who play Maria Hill and Bucky Barnes in the Marvel cinematic universe, carefully took questions about the next installment, Avengers: Endgame, during Wednesday’s episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden. Host James Corden asked Smulders and Stan to explain how and if Maria, Bucky and several other characters will come back in Endgame after disappearing in Avengers: Infinity War. “I can’t even answer that,” Smulders responded. “Bucky’s dead. Happy new year! That’s that. That’s all I got,” Stan added. Corden shared his own hypothesis with Smulders and Stan. “All the people that disintegrated into dust and all the people that stayed here — I think it’s a switch. I think that all the people that disintegrated, they’re back and they carry on and the people that... More

Bill Murray to reunite with Sofia Coppola on new film

Bill Murray to reunite with Sofia Coppola on new film
Jan. 16 (UPI) — Bill Murray will reunite with director Sofia Coppola on her new film. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Murray will star with Rashida Jones in the A24 and Apple movie On the Rocks. Murray, who previously starred in Coppola’s film Lost in Translation, will play a “larger-than-life playboy” father who reconnects with his daughter (Jones) during an adventure in New York. Production begins in the spring. On the Rocks is the first project from A24 and Apple since the companies signed a multi-year production deal in November. The Wrap said it is unclear if On the Rocks and other films from A24 will open in theaters or appear solely on Apple devices. Coppola most recently directed a remake of the 1971 movie The Beguiled, which opened in June 2017. Lost in Translation, starring Murphy and Scarlett Johansson, debuted in 2003 and won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.... More

Things People Say

Things People Say
“I remember being so in awe of my mom. She always had a positive attitude, always laughing, always telling a joke, and she always had a billion friends at work. She just loved the women she worked with.” What celebrity recently voiced admiration for her mom, who worked as a labor and delivery nurse at a hospital? A. Mayim Bialik B. Megan Fox C. Reese Witherspoon D. Salma Hayek The correct answer is C. Reese Witherspoon.  Witherspoon appears on the latest cover of Vogue, and the 42-year-old actress took part in a special photoshoot on set with her mom Betty and 19-year-old daughter Ava Philippe. The three generations of women look identical with their blonde hairs parted and pushed back and a red tint on their lips. The shot accompanies a profile that explores how Witherspoon went from America’s Sweetheart, in movies like Sweet Home Alabama and Legally Blonde, to a... More

Birthdays

Birthdays
1/20 Evan Peters 32, Gary Barlow 48, Brantley Gilbert 34, Skeet Ulrich 49, Rainn Wilson 53, Buzz Aldrin 89, Paul Stanley 67, Stacey Dash 52, Matthew Tuck 39, Bill Maher 63 1/21 Jerry Trainor 42, Emma Bunton 43, Geena Davis 63, Billy Ocean 69, Jack Nicklaus 79, Chris Kilmore 46 1/22 Logic 29, Guy Fieri 51, Steve Perry 70, Diane Lane 54, Ben Taylor 42, Linda Blair 60, DJ Jazzy Jeff 54, Beverley Mitchell 38, Steven Adler 54 1/23 Mariska Hargitay 55, Tiffani Thiessen 45, Richard Dean Anderson 69, Robin Zander 66 1/24 Kenya Moore 48, Daveed Diggs 37, Neil Diamond 78, Kristen Schaal 41, Ed Helms 45, Mischa Barton 33, Matthew Lillard 49, Mary Lou Retton 51 1/25 Alicia Keys 38, Michael Trevino 34, Jack Fowler 27, Calum Hood 23, Pooh-Man 48 1/26 Ellen DeGeneres 61, Colin O’Donoghue 38, Wayne Gretzky 58, Eddie Van Halen 64, Christopher Massey 29,... More

Box Office Mojo

Box Office Mojo
TOP TEN FILMS January 11th-13th, 2019 1. The Upside 2. Aquaman 3. A Dog’s Way Home 4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 5. Escape Room 6. Mary Poppins Returns 7. Bumblebee 8. On the Basis of Sex 9. The Mule 10. Vice TOP FILMS OF 2018 1. Black Panther 2. Avengers:Infinity War 3. Incredibles 2 4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 5. Aquaman 6. Deadpool 2 7. The Grinch 8. Mission:Impossible – Fallout 9. Ant-Man and the Wasp 10. Solo: A Star Wars Story FLASHBACK January 14th-16th, 1983 1. Tootsie 2. 48 HRS 3. The Verdict 4. The Dark Crystal 5. The Toy 6. Best Friends 7. E.T.:The Extra-Terrestrial 8. Kiss Me Goodbye 9. An Officer and a Gentleman 10. Airplane II: The Sequel More

Lady Gaga, R. Kelly song removed from streaming services, YouTube

Lady Gaga, R. Kelly song removed from streaming services, YouTube
Jan. 11 (UPI) — Lady Gaga‘s 2013 single “Do What U Want (With My Body)” featuring R. Kelly has been removed from music streaming services. Gaga promised on Twitter Wednesday that the track would be removed in response to the multiple sexual assault allegations that Kelly is facing. Official music videos for “Do What U Want (With My Body)” were also removed from YouTube, however, a video of Gaga and Kelly performing the song at the American Music Awards remains. “Do What U Want (With My Body)” reached the Top 20 chart on iTunes after Gaga tweeted her intentions and before it was removed. “I stand behind these women 1000%, believe them, know they are suffering an in pain, and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously,” Gaga said previously. “What I am hearing about the allegations against R. Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible. “I’m... More

Ashley Graham says waiting to have sex with husband built trust

Ashley Graham says waiting to have sex with husband built trust
Jan. 10 (UPI) — Ashley Graham says waiting to have sex with her husband built a foundation of trust prior to their marriage. The 31-year-old model said in the February issue of Elle that her decision to not sleep with Justin Ervin until their wedding day made their relationship stronger. “Something that it did for us was build up our friendship, and it also built up our trust and communication,” Graham told the magazine. “Of course we were sexually attracted to each other; we would make out heavily. All those things were there,” she said. “I wasn’t worried about, What’s sex gonna be like with him? It was more, do I trust him? Is he someone I want to be with for the rest of my life?” Graham first met Ervin at church when she was 21 years old and had already “slept with half of New York City.” The... More
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