In talking about the upcoming “Mean Girls” musical at the Tribeca Film Festival, writer Tina Fey expressed doubt that all the film’s original references would hold up in the 12 years since the very quotable film was released and how the musical would work in social media. “Like three-way calling is not a thing,” Fey said.
Those speculating whether or not Radiohead’s recent Lollapalooza billing and a possible Austin visit in June might speak to the band’s ACL-headline potential, won’t have to wonder much longer. The festival, scheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-9, will release its 2016 lineup the morning of May 5, Austin360’s Deborah Sengupta Stith reports. Tickets are set to go on sale the same day.
Wow. If this isn’t actually Owen Wilson impersonating someone else, who is impersonating himself, then this impression by popular Vine user Peter Gilroy is truly impressive. Part of the reason may be that Gilroy is in fact a Texas actor, who has starred in movies like “Zombeavers.” Watch the full video below.
According to a new list compiled by personal finance company SmartAsset, Austin is the No. 7 top city for coffee fiends. The list took into account factors like availability, price and the number of high-end coffee shops and roasters in deciding which cities are perfect for getting that caffeine fix.
Tupac spoke out against GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump long before stars like Adele and Keith Richards did, NME reports. An interview from 1992 shows the rapper commenting on Trump and greed in America summing up the business mogul’s ideals as, “Gimme, gimme, gimme. Push, push, push, push. Step, step, step. Crush, crush, crush. That’s how it all is, it’s like nobody ever stops.”
Talor Swift invited Vogue into her house to answer 73 questions, a lot of which were about cats, ahead of her May cover debut. Perhaps the most important question the interview answered was, “Does Taylor Swift live inside of a Pottery Barn?” Yes. No word, however, on why she didn’t make it out to Austin after visiting San Antonio this weekend.
Many online tributes surfaced after Malik Izaak “Phife Dawg” Taylor of A Tribe Called Quest died last month, but as Austin360’s Joe Gross found, the most entertaining one features the Muppets and this perfect “Scenario” lip sync.
Swag. Presidential-hopeful Hillary Clinton recently said during an interview on a hip-hop radio show that she, just like Beyoncé, carries hot sauce in her bag. Today Clinton revealed her favorite brand is Ninja Squirrel Sriracha from Whole Foods and that she does so in part for health reasons.
If you’re into Coachella, but not enough to have actually attended, take a look at Pitchfork’s “Winners and Losers,” including the surprise appearances made by both Bernie Sanders and Rihanna, and the less surprising ones made by hundreds of flower crowns.
If you thought Hillary Clinton’s claim that she too has hot sauce in her bag (swag) was a thinly veiled attempt to gain relevancy with the young, minority demographic she most struggles with, you could be right — but, according to Mic, the facts check out. The Democratic presidential-hopeful mentioned her crucial carry-on during an interview on a hip-hop radio talk show today, adding her love of hot sauce to the list of things she shares with Beyoncé, which now includes knowing how to pronounce the singer’s name.
Gwen Stefani will part with her stint on “The Voice” and new love Blake Shelton long enough to embark on her “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” tour, which will include a August 16 performance at the Austin360 Amphitheater, the American-Statesman’s Deborah Sengupta Stith reports. Tickets are set to go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
The very famous, now very blonde, Taylor Swift made a quick surprise appearance in San Antonio Saturday when she attended the wedding of one of her back-up singers, Austin360’s Eric Webb reports. This was all before swinging back to California to watch boyfriend Calvin Harris’ closing appearance at the Coachella music festival, during which Rihanna made a surprise appearance.
Chances are when you were watching, say, reruns of a show you definitely didn’t need to see again, you might have missed out on a few of the major films of the past 100 years. Luckily, the AV Club has alerted us to 6-minute video that’ll fill in all the gaps. The video features 100 iconic shots from movies made in the past 100 years.
Now Netflix won’t be your only monthly streaming service option with which to binge-watch and binge-re-watch all your shows. Amazon launched a new monthly version of its video streaming service for $8.99 a month ahead of when Netflix is set to raise its monthly price to $9.99.
That sound you hear? Teardrops on our guitars, because Taylor Swift didn’t drive far enough up the highway to say hello during a weekend trip to Texas.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that the pop megastar visited San Antonio this weekend to attend the wedding of a friend. According to the report, a photographer hired to shoot the wedding caught Swift in celebratory action.
The singer, currently serving up a bleach-blonde bob, might have been in town for the wedding of backup singer Eliotte Nicole Woodford, according to the Daily Mail.
We have to admit that we’re disappointed that Austin did not score a visit from Swift while she was in the area. We’d also be lying if we said we weren’t chafed that the Alamo City got the coveted Taytay bump. Our cross-city, taco-inspired sibling rivalry needs no further fuel.
For those unfamiliar with the word, the top definition in Urban Dictionary says it is “a proposal from one person asking another person to the prom; is the combination of the words ‘prom’ and ‘proposal.'” Short and to the point, but it fails to include the wide range of how elaborate promposals can be.
Artist BOY CHAD posted a video to his Facebook page captioned “THIS IS HOW YOU ASK A GIRL TO PROM 😍😍❤.” He offers no other descriptors; the people in the video are unnamed but represent the phenomenon that has been expanding since the word was coined: asking someone to prom in the most elaborate fashion possible.
Starting with the crown to walking down a red carpet with rose petals scattered on it and ending with the boy ripping his way through a large sheet of butcher paper, this obviously took a lot of time and coordination. But this is only one example of the race to make the most memorable request of a person’s life.
BOY CHAD can’t take credit for this video, as it appears on other Twitter accounts. And if you search Twitter for “promposal,” many, many tweets pop up:
The funny woman behind Emmy Award-nominated “Veep” and that other show about nothing, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will return to the stage where her career got started to host “Saturday Night Live” April 16. The actress also recently told The New York Times she looks back on the years starring on the show in the 1980s “fondish-ly” as it was a “very sexist” environment.
Was it all that patron feedback, or was it the press release straight from Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League that swayed AMC Theaters to rescind their proposal of allowing texting in movie theaters after saying asking guests to refrain is like asking them to “please cut off your left arm above the elbow”? The company released a statement Friday saying, “You spoke. We listened,” and promising to keep the movies phone free.
Today’s the day strong females and all other “Kimmy Schmidt” fans unite in binge-watching the Netflix series’ second season, which was released today. If you worked hard you could watch the first season again this weekend in preparation, or you can just read the best lines here.
How many years would it take you to give up hope for finding your stolen car? Well keep your head up and add 27. The owner of a cherry red, 1981 Ferrari that had been stolen for 28 years will be happy to hear that the recently recovered stolen vehicle only has 45,000 miles and is now worth $50,000, WDBO Orlando reported.
After taking a quick peep into the dressing room of Chris Hemsworth, “Broad City” stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to discuss hard-hitting issues like how they convinced Whole Foods to allow the pair to shoot an episode in store and drug use (their own).
President Barack Obama will become the only person to be offered a advanced copies of the new episodes of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” after requesting to see the show’s return a little ahead of everyone else, Time reports. “When the commander-in-chief says, ‘I want to see advanced episodes,’ what are you gonna do?” said the show’s David Benioff. HBO refused to provide previews to journalists or others inside the industry in order to keep the series on ultimate lock down.
Although he’s now an Academy Award-nominated director, local Richard Linklater didn’t see much of a career in filmmaking during a 1991 interview. As part of public access documentary “Film Pulse” the Linklater of 25 years ago answered a few questions about his creative process. Linklator is adamant in asserting that, for him, filmmaking is more about the stories than it is about work, and, he adds with a shrug, “For the first time it looks like I should be making money out of it, but, you know, we’ll see.” 1991 was around the same time Linklater’s delightfully plotless cult film “Slacker” came out.
Are you ready to laugh? If you’re looking forward to this year’s Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest but aren’t quite sure what shows to catch when, turn to our helpful festival guide. The festival, to be held, April 20-23, will feature performances by more than 90 comics at 10 venues around the city. This will be the festival’s fifth year.
“Miss Independent” Kelly Clarkson added a newly dependent member to her family Thursday when she gave birth to her second child, son Remington, the Associated Press reports. The first “American Idol” winner tweeted out news of the baby’s birth.
Our little baby boy has arrived!! Remington Alexander Blackstock was born 4/12/16 & he is healthy & we couldn't be happier or more in love!
Those who are still mourning the loss of sushi trailer Kyōten will be pleased to hear chef Otto Phan’s brick-and-mortar Kyōten Sushiko will most likely open in May, the American Statesman’s Matthew Odam reports. Others who are looking for another Italian option around Austin, can look forward to the similarly likely May opening of L’Oca D’Oro. Chef Fiore Tedesco has previously worked with establishments like Franklin Barbecue and Bufalina.
We don’t doubt that even at 100 years old author Beverly Cleary could accurately encapsulate the struggles and joys of being about 90 years younger. The author of children’s classics like “Henry Huggins,” “Ramona Quimby, Age 8” and “The Mouse and the Motorcycle,” turns 100 today and encouraged the Washington Post to “Go ahead and fuss. Everyone else is.” Cleary published more than 30 books which sold more than 85 million copies. Cleary said she first began writing for children because the books of her own childhood annoyed her in that “children always learned to be better children, and in my experience, they didn’t.”
What does Beach House’s lead singer Victoria Legrand love most about Texas? “The (expletive) skies,” she told the ACL Live at Moody Theater crowd Monday night, Austin360’s Eric Webb reports. For the performance Legrand donned the “most sorcerous NFL jersey of all time,” and swayed in front of an awe-inspiring “starry night backdrop.” The theme of the entire show proved to be “Shimmer, danger and wonder” complete with accompaniment by band mate Alex Scally’s guitar which served as “either a night terror or the flash of lightning that wakes you up.”
Queen of Tejano Selena will join Caitlyn Jenner, Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj when MAC releases a makeup collection inspired by the singer in October, the American-Statesman’s Maribel Molina reports. MAC recently released a preview of one of the products — a berry-colored lipstick fashioned after Selena’s signature pout. MAC worked with Selena’s sister Suzette in designing the lipstick, called “Como La Flor,” and entire collection. The line became reality after nearly 40,000 people signed a Change.org petition demanding MAC design products inspired by the Texas singer.
Today is a day fully devoted to celebrating grilled cheese sandwiches! A cause we can all get behind (apologies, lactose intolerants). You have your excuse — now go make a grilled cheese. May we suggest taking some crazy cheese risks and buttering both sides of the bread. Enjoy yourself, but don’t get too crazy.
What about Austin cemented the counterculture of the 1970s? Theories include the city’s youth during the decade — Austin’s identity was not yet fully formed at the time — and a burgeoning economy that drew young people seeking job opportunities. You can read all about how the Austin we now know today was sculpted nearly 50 years ago here.
In a photo on Facebook, the company revealed one of most highly anticipated products of the line, a berry-colored lipstick named “Como La Flor.” According to MAC, Selena’s sister (and drummer for her shows) Suzette Quintanilla will curate the makeup collaboration.