Particularly loud acts visiting the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be asked to keep the noise down despite the recent installation of 1,800 insulated ceiling panels meant to keep sound from escaping the arena and into the rattled ears of fed up neighbors.
The installation of the ceiling panels, first reported in atlanticyardsreport.com, followed a string of noise complaints by disgruntled neighbors which in May of last year led to a $3,200 noise violation fine.
Jimmy Fallon isn’t the only reason to keep your TV tuned to NBC while nodding off after a long day: Starting tonight, Saturday Night Live and Weekend Update star Seth Meyers will be taking over Late Night at 12:35. (So technically, it’s Tuesday morning, but who’s keeping track?) The newly minted host took a moment from the frenzy of his weekday debut to talk to The Observer about diversity in the writers’ room, Fred Armisen’s music curation, and a potential True Detective parody.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Vice.com’s revealing interview with Bret Easton Ellis may have been a little TL;DR for a Tuesday afternoon, but looking at it this morning with fresh eyes? Holy moly, is this ever a goldmine. Yeezus is going to be a movie, maybe? Wait, hold on, let’s save it for the list.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are forging a pop culture union so significant, we will not fully comprehend its effects for at least another decade. Yet they allow us, through the former’s reality show, periodic glimpses behind their curtain of secrecy (which is made of leather sweatpants).
Such was the case last night, when Kanye’s proposal of marriage was broadcast on the E! network. We all knew it was coming because of the intense media coverage of the actual event last October. That’s the weird thing about reality stars who amass followings of paparazzi: their plotlines suffer dearly. But the stars themselves don’t seem to mind.
Canada’s biggest emo rapper is furious about being misquoted, and also having his cover stolen out from under him by a dead man.
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You know, we almost wish Kanye West had been a little bit crazier in his Interview dialogue with Steve McQueen. But he was almost normal…at least for Kanye. (It certainly wasn’t a Bret Easton Ellis podcast, or even a middle-of-Yeezus-concert-level insanity.) In fact, it was almost lucid, which, when talking about Kanye West, translates into sub-par.
But there was at least one interesting moment of the whole endeavor, and that was Mr. West finally opening up to what got him through the VMA “I’m gonna let you finish” backlash of ’09.
Considering how BANANAS Kanye West’s concerts have been recently, it’d almost be believable that he was behind the celebrity mocking of his most recent music video starring his soon-to-be wife, Kim Kardashian.
But you know that Kimye has nothing on Sames Roganco.
Woof There It Is
Further proving that his spectacular Yeezus tour is actually a cover for a DONDA fundraising round, Kanye West used his screaming audience to secure an investment from Eric Schmidt at the Madison Square Garden show on Saturday night.
He repeatedly interrupted his set, Complex reports, to inform the crowd that Google chair Eric Schmidt was “in the house.” He then asked “approximately a dozen times, ‘Do y’all want Eric Schmidt to invest in DONDA?’” The crowd went wild. There’s nothing like peer pressure from a bunch of drunk groundlings to get a startup funded.
When you think about it, obviously. Obviously, Bret Easton Ellis deserves a podcast for all his hard work fighting with Nikke Finke and making The Canyons. And obviously, the premiere episode should feature Kanye West talking about “product” and disposable culture and bootlegs of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and what life was like before multiplexes and Kim Kardashian.