In today's headlines — Rihanna opens up for the first time to Rolling Stone magazine about all the Chris Brown controversy, Barbra Streisand will perform at this year's Academy Awards, the new Muppets movie staring Tina Fey has started filming in London, and more!
When I realized that Martin Scorsese's new rock doc Shine a Light chronicles two Stones concerts from 2006, I was slightly disappointed. Don't get me wrong: I devour rock documentaries (Scorsese's The Last Waltz is one of my faves), and I love me some Rolling Stones. But I've never had much interest in seeing the band live in its modern incarnation (or in paying the high-ticket price for a stadium show). But Shine a Light makes me realize I was sorely mistaken. The modern-day Stones are well worth seeing live, and after screening this movie in its full IMAX glory, I feel like I have.
With camera work conducted by a team of Oscar winners, Shine a Light covers two nights of benefit shows at New York's Beacon Theatre. Like its concert-film forebears (Woodstock, Rattle and Hum), Scorsese's two-plus-hour odyssey is comprised mostly of performance footage. There are, however, archival clips sprinkled in, as artfully chosen as the intimate moments captured by Scorsese's crowd of cameras. For the details, read more
When I learned from my pal, BuzzSugar, about the new Martin Scorsese documentary Shine a Light (opening today), I knew I had to share fun Rolling Stones-themed pet gear right now! While we've definitely been getting North in on the rocker pet trend, why not let him share music (I think) he likes listening to. While some of the items are right up his alley – like hoodies for early morning breaks – I can't exactly see him in coveralls . . . or overalls. But the trademark tongue logo does resemble him after a hilly walk, so check out all the gear when you read more
Oh, what I would give to travel back to the '60s and be a fly on the wall when Anita Pallenberg, once common-law wife of Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, ruled the rock 'n roll scene. It was a largely male-dominated industry, yet Anita had a unique musical influence over the band.
Born on January 25, 1946 in Rome, Italy, Anita was a model, actress, and has more recently become a fashion designer. But nothing makes her more well-known than her non-musical connection to the Stones. Besides having three children with Keith, Anita was romantically involved with band member Brian Jones, and also rumored to have hooked up with Mick Jagger. Given Anita's wild ways, I wouldn't be surprised.
While Anita's partying ways are intriguing, I'm more drawn to her unfussy boho style. Before the Siennas and the Kates (she's actually friends with Kate), Anita epitomized the hippie-chic style. Everything we wear now, she's already worn: stacked bangles, fur coats, gladiator sandals, wide belts . . . Because of her sass, courage, and style, she carved herself a place in the world. And what a rockin' place!
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We’ve all heard rumors that the music of Mozart and Bach helps stimulate a baby's brain. And sometimes waltzing to Requiem does help send baby to sleep. But, it's also a good time to introduce baby to some good ole' rock n' roll.
Rock the cradle of love to some sweet tunes from Rockabye Music ($17). The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Bob Marley, and Coldplay are just some of the bands whose music has been converted into soothing lullaby renditions.
While everybody else showed up to the In Style Magazine and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Toronto International Film Festival Party in their best duds, Jessica Alba came in jeans and a t-shirt. The actress is super hip in her Rolling Stones tee and leather jacket. True, the rocker look has been killed to death in Hollywood, but Jessica looks surprisingly fresh. I think she's found her forte - edgy-cum-girly!
- 20th Century Fox snatches up distribution rights to Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones documentary, says Reuters.
- Shakira and Wyclef Jean will perform together at the Grammys on Sunday, reports Billboard.
- Snickers has pulled its kissing mechanics ad after complaints that it was homophobic, the AP reports.
- Norah Jones's new album moves to No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
- Tired of all those dance competition movies? Weinstein Company has signed on to produce a spoof called Dirty Step Stomp, according to Variety.
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- Former Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested for DWI-Drugs in New York — Albany Times Union
- Expanding her media empire, Oprah sells two primetime reality shows to ABC — Variety
- Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at age 83 — Los Angles Times
- Mark Burnett's new Fox show wants to know: "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" — Variety
- Famed The Good, the Bad and the Ugly composer Ennio Morricone will receive an honorary Oscar — Variety
- Katie Couric's last "Today" tops a TiVo poll of the top 10 most memorable TV moments of the year — New York Daily News
- The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang turns out to be the top-grossing tour of 2006 — Billboard
- Warner Brothers and Guillermo del Toro want Tarzan to return to the big screen — Zap2It
- Axl Rose swears that Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy is finally going to come out on March 6 — Billboard