Paul Allen may be the undersung Microsoft cofounder, but dude apparently knows how to shred on guitar. The philanthropist and Seattle Seahawks owner announced on Twitter today that he and his band the Underthinkers will be releasing a debut album, Everywhere At Once, on August 6th. According to Amazon, the album is an “all-star, 13-song program of blues-based guitar rock nuggets” and will feature guests from Heart and Los Lobos. Guess you know what you’re getting your dad for Father’s Day! Read More
If you are ever #blessed enough to get an invitation to one of Justin Bieber’s house parties, take plenty of sneaky Snapchats because you won’t be able to permanently document it. TMZ obtained a waiver that guests are required to sign before entering Bieber du Monde barring them from publicly discussing it on social media, like Twitter, Instagram or on Bodybuilding.com, or their ilk. Read More
For His Next Act, Ousted Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Will Release an Album of ‘Motivational Business Music’
Typically, when CEOs are ousted from the businesses they founded, they go “spend more time” with their families, take up a hobby like yachting or move immediately on to the next company they can try not to drive into the ground. Not so for former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason, who was fired earlier this year. Though he’s going to join Y Combinator as an advisor, Mr. Mason has another trick up his sleeve: dropping an album, of course. Read More
Little did you know, but probable Hotmail user Jane Fonda is actually a famous Hollywood matchmaker. Yes, the Patti Stanger for the one percent is setting up coltish blonde actress Cameron Diaz on a date because the forgotten ’90s icon wants a millionaire boyfriend–something Mrs. Fonda knows a thing or two about. Read More
There were plenty of times during the seemingly never ending The Great Gatsby movie that we wanted to reach for our phone because, ugh, it was so boring. Now, there’s a terrible second-screen experience to enjoy the expensive Heineken commercial called the “Gatsby Green Light.”
It’s a single-serve website that flashes a green light…just like the green light at end of Daisy’s East Egg dock! Presumably, you’re supposed to hold it up during the film to piss off everyone. For context, Gatsby reaches longingly at it because he’s searching for a better script. Ha, ha, no, just kidding. Read More
Muscley toddler Vin Diesel is a big deal on Facebook. He has 41 million likes, where the incessant over-sharer documents much of his weird life. Scrolling through his timeline, there’s a picture of him posing shirtless with a leopard that has nearly 1 million likes, a picture of him smiling with some WordArt-created slogan reading “Sing and the world sings with you…” that somehow garnered 10,000 likes, and an open thread about his acting career that has collected 50,000 comments. Read More
Yesterday, porcelain humanoid Gwyneth Paltrow stopped by a “Meet the Developer” panel at the Soho Apple Store (you know, the one that doesn’t flood) in order to promote her latest moneymaking scheme, a series of goop-branded travel apps.
While she was at it, she deigned to explain the use case for this brand Read More
Last night’s premiere for the new season of Arrested Development, helmed by Netflix, brought out your usual gambit of stars. A scruffy Jason Bateman appeared, Portia de Rossi brought along her real-life YouTube video/wife Ellen Degeneres, and Jessica Walter still looks flawless since we last saw her.
But there was also an ostrich. It wasn’t a jokey reference from seasons past, and it wasn’t David Cross doing David Crossy things, like, say,dressing up as an ostrich. Nope, the flightless bird was sharing red carpet space alongside the stars of the Netflix-produced show, which premieres May 26. Read More
Talking Orbit gum stick Ryan Seacrest announced today that he’s producing a new program for Aol, but sadly (luckily?) it doesn’t include any of the Kardashians. Rather, it’s a 10-episode series with appearances from relationship coach Gwyneth Paltrow. The Web-only deal is his production company’s first foray into creating digital programming.
Variety called the deal an “organic evolution” for Mr. Seacrest since his Internet prowess has racked him up millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram. Combined with his popularity, a presumably high Klout score and his connections with Valley big-wigs (like Twitter CEO Dick Costolo), he’s become their go-to guy for communicating with middle America. Read More
One Tree Hill starlet Sophia Bush is scroogling hot Google employee Dan Fredinburg, reports important magazine US Weekly. The pair have been dating for a few months, and if we are to believe a person with the job title “Bush confidant,” things are getting serious! The source whispered to the glossy that the romance works because they feel feelings and “they’re both so passionate about the world.”
And Mr. Fredinburg knows a thing or two about the world, I guess. As a six-year Google employee, he’s taken pictures of mountains for Google Maps, worked on the site’s privacy strategy and YouTube. The “Bush confidant” says Ms. Bush thinks he’s “super intelligent” because he’s super good at maps and confirmed that “she really likes him.” Feelings! Read More