Tech, it seems, has become so integrated into mainstream culture that it is now simply commonplace for celebrities to just show up at hacker events. Take action star Will Smith, for example, who showed up willynilly (heh) at Defcon in Las Vegas for 20 minutes before slyly exiting to avoid getting mobbed. Read More
For Little Monsters, this might come as bad news; for everyone else who’s still trying to decipher the meaningless ARTPOP garble that Lady Gaga churned out three weeks ago, this’ll probably come as a relief. Gaga has admitted the ARTPOP app is just gonna be some lame-sounding “interactive jewel case.” Read More
In case if you were wondering what Jennifer Lopez was doing on her summer Friday, we found her!
The self-labeled “mobile neophyte” showed up in Brooklyn this afternoon for the grand opening of her new cell phone retailer Viva Movil. It’s a Latino-aimed joint venture between her, who mostly just poses for pictures for it, and Verizon Wireless. Read More
We’re less than a month away from the release of Jobs, the romantic comedy about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs’s life, and star Ashton Kutcher is already defending himself against the haters.
Last week someone on Quora asked the venture capitalist-lite why he chose the role and he answered. Laying it out in four bullet points, @aplusk explains that it was very difficult to pick up the role but the sweet pay check, rather, the challenges in playing the revered tech titan intrigued him. Read More
Hoping to emulate the success of Veronica Mars, multipurpose man Spike Lee is also turning to Kickstarter to fund an upcoming project of his. According to the project’s most #blessed description, he’s seeking $1.25 million in funding to craft some new “joint” because he’s sick of Hollywood’s propensity to ignoring independent film makers, like him.
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Rule number one of trolls: don’t feed them.
Weeds star Mary Louise Parker seems to have missed that memo. In an interview with News Corps Australia, the actress said that the Internet’s penchant for “bitchiness” and “meanness” has made her want to quit acting. All of those nasty comments, all of those self-loathing anons attacking her character: it’s simply too much for her. Read More
Lady Gaga is taking a page from Jay-Z’s book, a neat little tome called How to Stay Relevant When Your Best Work May Be Behind You (sorry, #factsonly).
Apparently, the answer is to dabble in tech. She announced last night that her newest album, ARTPOP, will arrive to fans via mobile app. Kind of like that time when Jay-Z did the exact same thing last week. Read More
Well good job, Samsung! You managed to piss off performance artist Jay-Z with the rocky launch of his eagerly anticipated new album Magna Carta Holy Grail. The July 4th release was plagued with slow downloads, leaving some users languishing for hours and reminding us that even if it’s free, people will still complain. Read More
While walking through Harrods last November, “musician” and “tech investor” Will.i.am stumbled across a stuffed animal that was conveniently situated next to a MiFi and a speaker. That’s when inspiration struck. Read More
Kanye West recently celebrated his first Father’s Day after girlfriend Kim Kardashian gave birth to North “At Least It’s Not Kaidence” West.
On such an occasion, what do you give the megalomaniac who has everything? Out-of-date computer mice signed by Apple execs, according to Mr. West’s recent tweet. Read More