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Hova, POTUS and The Boss = The Dream Team.
-I love that on the eve of the election, Bruce Springsteen rocked a rally for President Obama in Madison, Wisconsin, the city of my alma mater, delivered this beautiful speech to the crowd and gave POTUS a big Boss hug. Then they met up with Jay-Z in Columbus, Ohio at another rally where Hova performed revised lyrics, singing "I got 99 problems but Mitt ain't one." [Yahoo!] [Salon] More»
-Engaged since 2009 but holding off on nuptials until same sex marriage is legal in California, extremely likable celebrity couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are pregnant with their first child. [Radar]
-66% of the UK's population shows symptoms of nomophobia, (AKA moblie phone addiction) a fear of being without one's cellphone that triggers extreme anxiety much like a drug addiction and there are actually rehab facilities for nomophobic treatment. [NBCLA]
-Some feel the three new expensive benches costing north of $3,000 apiece installed as part of the walking path revamp project around Silver Lake and Ivanhoe reservoirs is a waste of useful cash for the community. [KTLA] More»
-In evil empire news, Disney will drop $4.05 billion, with a "B", to acquire total control of the Star Wars franchise which it plans to exploit through TV, consumer products, theme parks and film sequels every few years with Star Wars: Episode 7 already announced for 2015. [LATimes]
-At least 21 are killed, hospitals are evacuated and seven million are left without power in 10 states and D.C. in the wake of Hurricane Sandy as the superstorm rips through the Eastern Seaboard. [LATimes] [KTLA]
-Public transportation is shut down, at least 7,000 flights are canceled, schools and businesses closed, and over 450,000 have been ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Sandy, the "once-in-a-lifetime" storm of Biblical proportions pummels the Eastern Seaboard. [LATimes]
-Foster the People frontman Mark Foster was kicked out of a private Prince show at The Sayers Club in Hollywood last night for using his iPhone, but then security let him back in after they made him check his phone at the door. [TMZ]
-According to Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, the ex-wife of Mitt Romney's close friend and business associate Tom Stemberg, the presidential candidate lied under oath during his testimony in their divorce to screw her out of a lot of money. [TMZ]
-Blink 182 officially split from Interscope Records, making them an unsigned, independent band and Tom DeLonge is stoked about it (keep reading for an incredible photo of Mark Hoppus from back in the day). [NME] More»
-In anticipation of their four late-November and mid-December shows, The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood says the band will play some tiny club gigs they're keeping on the DL under their Cockroaches alias. [NME]
-While dating Justin Bieber's best friend, Ryan Good, Ashley Benson got the part in Spring Breakers through Selena Gomez, but then dumped Good for Spring Breakers co-star and current main man James Franco so things are awkward. [Radar] More»
Saturday, May 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.