Using her social media account on Tumblr, the popular performer Taylor Swift targeted Apple’s new music streaming service for it’s policy of not compensating artist during the three-month trial period. According to an article on Rolling Stone (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swift-explains-why-1989-wont-be-on-apple-music-in-open-letter-20150621), Ms. Smith told Apple “We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”
Ms. Swift has been at the forefront of the effort to increase the royalties paid to artist by streaming music service. Last November, Swift asked Spotify to pull her music from it’s service because of her philosophical differences with the “perception that music has no value and should be free”.
In an about-face, Apple has reversed its decision to not pay artist during the trial period of its service. Apple announced that it would pay full royalty rates for music during the free trial.
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says Apple Music will launch on June 30th and will include a three-month trial period. After that it will become a paid service with plans starting at $10 per month. Unlike Spotify, Pandora and other streaming services Apple Music does not plan on a free version. Ms. Taylor acknowledged that Apple has been a good partner in her success and endorses Apple’s attempt to move the industry away from a position of providing totally free entertainment.
All has been a bit quiet on the Ant-Man front. Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, and San Andreas have all captured a lot of entertainment headlines. Terminator: Genisys is opening in two weeks so a lot of promotional buzz has been directed towards the reboot. To remind audiences that Ant-Man is still waiting in the wings, Marvel has released some new television spots. As with the other promotional videos, these spots really do make you feel hyped about the release of the film.
“That’s so cool, bro!”
Those are words spoken by one character to Ant-Man and those simple words really do sum up the film. Ant-Man is definitely one cool, humorous, and adventurous film. The two television spots for the film show off the hero, his antagonists, his friends, and a lot of action. Most importantly, the previews really do help establish Ant-Man as a unique and different hero. Never does the character come off as B-grade or third-rate.
One of the big fears about presenting a character like Ant-Man is audiences might see him and the film as being a “weak” in comparison to Iron Man or Captain America. That’s what a few at Amen Clinics are thinking. By taking the film into a different direction and focusing on humor and the uniqueness of the character, the feature stands out. Hopefully, audiences will turn out in large numbers. Considering how exciting and fun the trailers and TV spots are, the film is surely going to be a hit.
Disney officially states that no talks about Indiana Jones 5 have taken place, but rumors say that a new movie for the franchise is being eyeballed for winter 2018. There is no official statement about Harrison Ford reprising his famous role or if Chris Pratt might take it over from him, but Ford would be well into his seventies by the time 2018 rolls around. It is good news for Indiana Jones fans, even if it is just a rumor. Three and a half years isn’t that long to wait if the rumor is true.
Lucasfilm and Disney have said that there isn’t a story being worked on, and that the studios are trying to make a plan as to how to go forward with the franchise. Rights were purchased from Paramount so that Disney could release Indiana jones films so it’s pretty certain that a movie will come out at some point. The question is when, and who will actually play the hero. Alexei Beltyukov and other fans can’t wait to find out. Time will tell.
Bulletproof coffee is the new mantra of energetic people all over the world. This not only includes athletes and entrepreneurs but also celebrities and regular people who have a hectic work schedule and need a strappy drink in the morning to keep their spirits high all day long. Many celebrities have included bulletproof coffee in their morning routines because the benefits of this coffee are manifold. By simply removing milk and cream and replacing it with grass fed, unsalted butter and MCT oil, the humble coffee can be taken to hitherto unattained heights.
Here are some celebrities who swear by bulletproof coffee –
Ed Sheeran – During the music awards held in Los Angeles, Ed Sheeran opened up about bulletproof coffee and how the drink has changed his life. He mentioned that because of bulletproof coffee, he stays awake for 24 hours without feeling drowsy, even when he has woken up at 3am in the morning.
Shailene Woodley – The actor of the Divergent series and John Green’s TFIOS, spoke about bulletproof coffee on the Jimmy Fallon Show. She said that bulletproof coffee was not only great for the brain, it tasted delicious and made her extremely happy. She also implored everyone to try it and added that “fat is underrated”.
Jodie Meeks – It is a scientific fact that good fats and healthy oils can help athletes to recover from injuries much quickly. Not just that, different forms of this fat addition have been seen in the world of sports before bulletproof coffee was even invented. It is just that bulletproof coffee is a lot more delicious than other alternatives. This is why Jodie Meeks prefers his morning coffee to be bulletproof.
J.J. Virgin – She is the author of the famous “Virgin Diet” and even has various accolades for being a nutrition and fitness expert. J.J. Virgin is a fan of the bulletproof coffee and recommends it to everyone. Her ideal bulletproof coffee recipe includes 2 tbps. of liquefied, grass fed, unsalted butter and 15 to 30 ml of MCT oil mixed with bulletproof high performance coffee.
Jeremy Piven – The Entourage actor used bulletproof coffee was losing weight and even drank the coffee on the set of the movie. His bulletproof coffee was specially made by the team members of Bulletproof and Piven was absolutely astounded by the results.
Other celebrities who are fans of the bulletproof coffee include Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon.
Everyone seems to love to hear about two successful women who are fighting with each other, but it’s unfair to pit these two against each other. We’re talking about Taylor Swift and Katie Perry. Although these two may no longer be best friends, it doesn’t mean that they hate each other. Katy Perry & Taylor Swift. It is possible for two people to disagree with one another, never talk to each other, but they don’t have to hate each other. The news seems to love the so-called feud, and some are starting to print information that’s not true, just so they can turn these two against each other even more.
Some like Andy Wirth at Incorporate Olympic Valley have even put up bets to see who would win if these two fought against each other, and who would join which artist if it comes to them having to fight against each other. Really, everyone is getting sick and tired of this entire feud, and neither artist seems to be thinking about the other. Taylor Swift is currently on tour for her “1989” album, and Katie Perry is doing her own music as well as posing partially nude for a campaign. Sometimes, people just want there to be drama between two people, and the drama is never as big as people make it seem.
It’s sad to know that people would rather two musical artists to fight with each other, instead of getting along like everyone should. Maybe it’s time that everyone should grow up!
According to Sergio Cortes, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been trying to conceive baby number two ever since North was old enough to walk. It seem like they have had a tough time getting pregnant and that was mostly to Kim’s fertility complications. Initially the doctors told Kim that she would never have children but Kanye was able to get her pregnant and now, with the help of doctors they have managed to do it again. Now that Kim is with child her baby bump on being watched like a hawk. Everyone is looking at Kim to see if this pregnancy will be better than her last, and if anyone remembers her last that won’t be hard.
Kim’s pregnancy with North was cursed with horrible fashion mishaps, ugly red carpets and swollen ankles. Kim never got the hang of maternity wear when she was pregnant with North, for some reason she just wanted to look normal in clothes that pregnant women everywhere would never dream of wearing. It seemed that with every red carpet event Kim was meme’d and ridiculed, it was enough to scare most moms to be into seclusion.
Now Kim is making sure to look her very best, and this pregnancy is sure to be a hit. This week she was spotted in a sexy tight dress that exposed her plump cleavage, and then for an event to honor her father Rob Kardashian, Kim wore a gorgeous blush, satin gown that seems to just be draped ever some gently around her body. So far pregnancy number two is Kim’s most fashionable yet.
When people think about Martha Stewart, smoking pot is not one of the first things that comes to mind. After all, she is a prim and proper woman, who is known for baking and making paper doilies, even if she did spend a little time in prison stated Business Wire. She was on the show to promote her new Triscuit line, but her lead in story about her experience at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Beiber, stole the show.
Seth showed a clip from Justin Bieber’s roast and asked her about the experience. Stewart talked about the experience and said that she had met Snoop Dogg at the Roast. She said that even though she didn’t smoke any of the wacky weed herself, he smoked so much she got high just sitting there but that she only got a contact high. She said it was just as strong as if she had been smoking herself and was incredibly high by the time she got to the microphone and made her joke about her time in prison.
Of course, she also spent some time cooking on the show. She shared a few recipes with Seth’s audience for things that would go well with Triscuit crackers including pineapple salsa and avocado slices with chili flakes. She even showed Seth and his audience how to make s’mores with Triscuits and whipped out a blow torch to make them, which caused Seth to humorously cower in fear.
If you thought the drama from TLC’s show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was over, guess again. This time the news is because her daughter, Anna Cardwell, is suing her mother. It seems that everything is about cash with this money grubbing family, and Anna is no different. She wants $300,000 in royalties from the show that she states her mom stole from her. Shannon was making $22,500 per episode and she wasn’t sharing. There were also cookbooks and other things that was used to promote the show that also brought in money.
Shannon hasn’t responded to the lawsuit because many speculate she’s about to file one of her own stated Adam Sender
. With the status of “19 Kids and Counting” still in limbo, she feels her family was done an injustice. She is just waiting for the news from TLC that they are revamping the show and she’s going to pounce. Still, it doesn’t change or remove the fact that she owes her daughter money. If she does owe her daughter that much money, she needs to pay up. The truth of the matter is there probably isn’t any money left. All those vacations and house shopping trips probably took everything she had. When you are “new money” you certainly don’t know how to budget very well. Shannon wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed either. It seems like the TLC related drama just continues.
Kristen Stewart, of Twilight fame, has finally confirmed that she is in fact attracted to women. Stewart’s mother has confirmed that the star is dating ex-personal assistant Alicia Cargile, and that she approves of the relationship.
It has long been rumored that the Twilight star is more attracted to women and that her relationship with co=star Robert Pattinson was fabricated in a publicist’s office. Steward herself has hinted in interviews that she lives in a bubble, and though she often prefers it that way, she lacks little world experience.
It’s not about whether Stewart is gay or not, and Andy Wirth hopes it doesn’t come to that. In the grand scheme of things, we don’t really care about that. What fans were and have been really interested in is whether her relationship with Pattinson was a PR move to sell tickets, a big disappointing no-no. While fans were eager to see the pair together, there was no point if it was all just for show. What is more, rumors at the time hinted that Pattinson was quite the ladies man, and had several intimate relationships with co-stars and various Twilight fans.
Kudos to Stewart for embracing her sexuality. And as far as this fan goes, you don’t have to fake a relationship to get me in a movie theater seat.
As massive as the dinosaurs that fill its titular park, Jurassic World has proved to be a giant success with moviegoers in its opening weekend. As reported by The Verge, The sequel to the Jurassic Park series has bested industry expectations by pulling in an unprecedented $511,8 million dollars in global ticket sales, placing it in the history books as the first film to garner more than half a billion in ticket sales on their opening weekend. Domestically, more than $200 million dollars were collected, putting the film on par with other big budget summer movies as The Avengers way back in 2012. And from those $300 million in international sales, approximately one third comes from China alone.
Dissection of revenue aside, Universal has found a success with this fourth foray into the world Micheal Crichton built. They even gone as far to state that their domestic box office haul is a conservative estimate. If this pans out as true, Jurassic World could easily best financial successes such as The Avengers films, showing that fans care less about gripes from paleontologists about dinosaur accuracy and more about Chris Pratt’s increasing allure as a leading man.
Pratt, who wowed comic book fans and movie audiences alike with Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie, can be expected to return to the land of dinosaurs in the future for the inevitable sequels he’s signed on for. Mikal Watts certainly feels like he is an emerging star.