About last night
Maybe it’s because he called Ted “creative, adorable, ingenious and devilishly, thigh-slappingly hilarious,” but our own Rex Reed made one for the history books last night by getting his own joke during the Oscar telecast. Host Seth MacFarlane, referencing Mr. Reed’s recent controversial review of Melissa McCarthy Identity Thief, told the audiences that “Rex Reed will be out here to review Adele’s performance of ‘Skyfall.’”
Golden Globes 2013
If you are too busy watching the Australian cycling thing and can’t understand what the hell is going on with Twitter (honestly, we don’t know who you follow, but no one on our feed actually bothers naming the winners of these things), here are the latest updates for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
the music industry
That’s a lot of car stereos blasting sad ballads: according to a press release from Columbia Records, Adele’s album 21, buoyed by hits including “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep,” has been certified diamond by the recording industry, meaning that it’s sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S.
A veteran press agent assesses the week in ballyhoo.
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Today, hyper-popular balladeer Adele released her first new material since her blockbuster 21 album: it’s the theme song from Skyfall, the new James Bond film. Since the Shirley Bassey days, the Bond theme has been a vaunted, if very weird, tradition (after all, most movies don’t come with pop singles). But the anachronism Read More
Adele is following in the imposing footsteps of Shirley Bassey, Carly Simon, and Duran Duran–and the less impressive ones of Sheryl Crow and Chris Cornell–with her new theme song to the upcoming James Bond thriller Skyfall. Her song, according to Roger Friedman, is to be called “Let the Sky Fall” and feature the lyric “Let Read More
Adele, whose Grammy-winning album 21 documents her own mistreatment at the hands of callous men, has announced that she is pregnant by her boyfriend, Simon Konecki. “Im delighted [sic] to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together,” she writes.
But what will she use as grist for the ballads Read More
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In a rare moment of web savvy, Conde Nast fashion flagship Vogue posted its March cover story about Adele this morning at midnight, just a few hours after the British singer swept the six Grammy awards for which she was nominated.
Tonight’s Grammys are to feature a tribute to Whitney Houston and a comeback-from-surgery performance by heavily-favored multiple nominee Adele. We’ll be watching closely to see if the British chanteuse can claim Record, Song, and Album of the Year–or if other big nominees like Bon Iver (for the song “Holocene”) and Foo Fighters (for the album Read More