Smokin’-Hawt Idris Elba will voice the dangerous tiger Shere Khan in the upcoming Disney remake of The Jungle Book.
Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens) will direct the live-action film, which is one of two remakes Hollywood is prepping. Rival studio Warner Bros has tapped Oscar-winner Ron Howard to direct a separate project based on a screenplay by Harry Potter scribe Steve Kloves.
Disney is also looking for a mixed-race actor to play Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves in the jungles of central India.
In related news, rumors continue to swirl that Elba will take over as James Bond when Daniel Craig gives up the role, but last November Elba said that he had not been approached about the possibility of leading the franchise. Let’s cross our fingers for him, as I would love to see him play Britain’s most famous secret agent.
Pet Shop Boys have recorded a HAWT new song based on a gay rights speech made by drag queen Panti Bliss (real name Rory O’Neill).
Bliss, a leading gay rights activist in Ireland, saw his fame go global after making a speech condemning homophobia in Ireland at an event at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre in February. His speech went viral on YouTube.
Yesterday Pet Shop Boys posted new song The Best Gay Possible on their website. It features all 10 minutes of the speech set to a trance track, and it is glorious! I LOVE IT!!
Have a listen to the track via the player below, or CLICK HERE.
Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan and Shirley Manson appear in the trailer for ‘The Smart Studios Story‘, a documentary about the former studios run by Butch Vig and Steve Marker of Garbage.
Director Wendy Schneider is seeking to raise $120,000 by March 30 to fund the film via Kickstarter, and some former clients of the studio appear in a trailer, which you can watch here.
“It’s pretty fascinating when you think of Smart,”said Corgan. “All these magic moments happened in basically this little shithole.” Grohl added: “Butch was one of the first producers who wanted to turn your underground garage band into something the whole world would love.”
Funders for the campaign can receive items such as a thank-you card signed by musicians who have recorded at Smart, a credit in the film and dinner with Vig and Marker.
In the clip, Da Brat addresses the 6.4 million dollar judgement against her for that 2007 altercation where she busted a champagne bottle up side a bitch head.
Da Brat says:
“I shouldn’t have done what I did. It was wrong. And, the girl definitely deserved some compensation…but $6.4 million? HELL NO! I don’t know where anybody gon’ get that from. You know, it is what it is. When I start getting it, they’ll get some. Like I said, she deserves something. but 6.4 million? Shiiiieeeet.”
Y’all know how Prince feels about YouTube violating his greatness, so my guess is that these clips of his performance on The Arsenio Hall Show last night won’t be up long. So watch them NOW!! Continue reading →