THE PIPETTES: "Your Kisses are Wasted On Me." Before it all went wrong. Sigh
NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Amanda Shires, Florist, Beach Rats, and more.
BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Of Montreal, Elizabeth Fraser's Sun Signature, Wombo, and more.
JIM SOHNS, co-founder and vocalist of the garage rock band The Shadows of Knight, died on July 29th. He was 75.
CASTANETS: Ray Rapose has died at 41.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: The Rising Turns 20.
GWENNO, on her Mercury nomination, new music, and if we'd ever see a reunion of The Pipettes.
THE NUMBER ONES, on Christina Aguilera's "What A Girl Wants" and the art of constructing a proper teen-pop banger.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: DC League of Super-Pets tops the chart with 23MM as we enter the Summer doldrums (even moreso post-pandemic, though it's better than having a pandemic). Nope places with 18.6MM on a 58 percent drop that's a few points steeper than the sophomore dropoff for Jordan Peele's Us. Thor: Love and Thunder shows with 13.MM on a 41 percent drop as it crossed 300MM domestic.
NICHELLE NICHOLS, who portrayed communications officer Uhura on the original “Star Trek” series, died Saturday night in Silver City, N.M. She was 89 years old. Here's the Trek obit.And the NYT obit.
BILL RUSSELL, whose defensive athleticism at center changed the face of pro basketball and propelled the Boston Celtics to 11 N.B.A. championships, the final two when he became the first Black head coach in a major American sports league, died on Sunday. He was 88.
WILL SMITH is "deeply remorseful" after slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.
BRITNEY SPEARS' tell-all has been delayed due to a paper shortage.
FLORENCE PUGH seems displeased with Olivia Wilde.
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's Top 10 Pefrormances, according to Variety.
TOMB RAIDER: Studios and streamers are bidding to acquire the film rights to the property that for nine years was at MGM and has now returned to producer Graham King and his GK Films.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: The crew teases an emotional threequel.
JON FAVREAU wanted a different Endgame.
MAX HEADROOM: A reboot is in development, with Matt Frewer set to reprise his role as the world’s first artificial intelligence TV personality.
MARTIN SCORSESE & LEONARDO DiCAPRIO are teaming up yet again.
COLIN FARRELL had panic attacks while filming 13 Lives.
AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON on Kraven the Hunter.
BLACK HORROR FILMS Off the Beaten Path.
PAT CARROLL, a veteran actress known for her voice role as Ursula in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" and whose career as an entertainer spanned seven decades, died Saturday in Cape Cod, Mass. while recovering from pneumonia. She was 95 years old.
PAUL COKER JR., whose character and production designs for the classic Rankin/Bass stop-motion and animated holiday specials and his many years as one of Mad magazine’s “Usual Gang Of Idiots” endeared him to generations of fans, died following a brief illness at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on July 23. He was 93.
A RABBIT smart enough to be Bugs Bunny.
A GROUNDHOG steals a farmer's crop and eats it in front of his security camera.
RIPKEN THE BAT DOG, hard at work.