- Björk Will Release Her New Album ‘Biophilia’ Via 10 iPad Apps
- MTV Announces ‘Jersey Shore’ Season 4 Will Premiere On August 4, 2011
- Celebrating Eileen’s Birth
- Les News, 060511
- Prince William Prepares To ‘Troop The Colours’ For Queen Elizabeth, II
- Whitney Houston Extends Her Rehab Treatment, Amy Winehouse Checks Out Early
- Prince Harry Is A Polo Stud
- Zuma Nesta Rock Accidentally Breaks His Arm
- Will Cheryl Cole Appear On US ‘X Factor’ After All?
Posted: 05 Jun 2011 01:02 PM PDT
Back in March we learned that visionary musician Björk announced the release of a new album titled Biophilia. Inspired by and created with iPad technology, Björk promised that her new album would be offered in a very inventive way. Today we learn that Biophilia will be released via 10 iPad apps in addition to a conventional album release. Additionally, Björk has released a teaser video that gives us our first listen to the album’s first single Road to Crystalline. Read and listen below for more.
Anything Bjork ever does is noteworthy, musically speaking, and now that she’s decided to release her next album Biophilia, as a multimedia project comprised of 10 iPad apps, she’s also become noteworthy in a technological sense. According to the Guardian, Biophilia will consist of 10 apps bundled inside a single umbrella app, and they all evolve and change with time.
For one song, Virus, the app will feature a close-up study of cells being attacked by a virus to represent what Snibbe calls: “A kind of a love story between a virus and a cell. And of course the virus loves the cell so much that it destroys it.” The interactive game challenges the user to halt the attack of the virus, although the result is that the song will stop if you succeed. In order to hear the rest of the song, you have to let the virus take its course.
The release date for the album and the app are still unknown, but it will certainly be interesting when it finally does appear.
I am absolutely not surprised at all that Björk has come up with the genius plan to release her album via iPad apps … it’s brilliant! And judging by the sound of her first single, I think this album is going to be amazing. OMG … new Björk music … I can hardly contain myself. Exciting days ahead … I cannot wait for the release of this new album.
[Source, Source, thanks Jamie]
Posted: 05 Jun 2011 12:50 PM PDT
Head’s up Jersey Shore fans, MTV has announced the premiere date for JS Season 4 which is currently filming in Florence, Italy. In an effort to quell the anxious excitement of rabid JS fans here in the US clamoring for any information on when the show might return, MTV announced this weekend that season 4 of the show will premiere on Thursday August 4.
At last! Now we know! Will you be tuning in when the show premieres in August?
Posted: 05 Jun 2011 12:25 PM PDT
Last night David and I made our way downtown to Seven Grand whiskey bar to celebrate our dear friend Eileen’s birthday with a large group of her friends. I’ve been meaning to check out Seven Grand for some time now so I was very happy to hear that’s the place Eileen wanted to party … and did we party :) The booze was pretty free flowing, as you can imagine, so a fun time was had by all. Check out some fun photos below.
This afternoon, David and I planning to meet up with Ollie and Caleb before we meet up with Emma and Josh tonight. The weather is sunny and cool out, which means it’s a great day for running around :D
Posted: 05 Jun 2011 12:14 PM PDT
Posted: 05 Jun 2011 11:52 AM PDT
Prince William got himself all dolled up in a super fancy outfit, complete with tall fuzzy hat, to rehearse for Queen Elizabeth, II‘s official birthday celebration. The annual Trooping the Colours parade is held in celebration of the Queen’s official birthday on June 11 (which is different from her real birthday on April 21). This year, Wills will take part in the celebration for the first time as Colonel of the Irish Guards … which means, he gets to wear this fancy hat and everything!
He’s a prince, he’s a duke AND he’s a colonel … geeze, next thing you know William will become a king. Is there nothing the lad can’t do? Normally, I’d poke all kinds of terrible fun at anyone forced to wear an outfit like this in person but, you know, the look kinda works on Wills. I mean, I’m not used to seeing so much hair on the man’s head … it’s a good look for him. Not for nothing, but mebbe Wills should wear this hat all the time. HMMMM … just a thought.
Posted: 05 Jun 2011 11:34 AM PDT
At the start of this month, we learned that troubled singer Whitney Houston decided to voluntarily submit to rehab treatment in order for her to get a better handle on her addiction(s). Just last week, we learned that Amy Winehouse, too, decided to return to rehab for addiction treatment. Today we learn the positive news that Whitney has decided to extend her treatment in the hopes of continuing to clean up her life. Sadly, Amy has not decided the same … and checked herself out of rehab after only a week of treatment.
Apparently, Amy is going to continue with outpatient care … and I wish her all the luck in the world because if her track record is any indication, she’s gonna need it. It is so sad that these hugely talented singers are struggling so desperately with their addictions … but it sounds like Whitney is well aware of her problem and she is doing everything she can to stay clean. Amy, on the other hand, seems about as lost as ever. In any event, I wish both ladies all the success in the world. One day at a time, divas … one day at a time.
Posted: 05 Jun 2011 10:33 AM PDT
A few days ago we saw a batch of photos of Prince William, the newly married Duke of Cambridge, participating in a polo match in England. Today we get to see photos of his younger brother Prince Harry participating in a polo match of his own … after all, anything that Prince William can do, Prince Harry can do hotter.
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Posted: 05 Jun 2011 09:56 AM PDT
Zuma Nesta Rock, the youngest son of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, suffered a pretty scary accident this week that resulted in a broken arm! News of Zuma‘s tough break comes directly from daddy Gavin who spilled the deets of the unfortunate incident to People magazine this weekend. Read on to find out what happened to the little guy and read how he’s doing in the wake of his accident.
Aww … the poor little guy. I’m not sure why the little dude was up on a countertop but, yes, you cannot turn your back on kids for one second. I can only imagine how horrible it must be for Zuma to get used to wearing a cast. In an attempt to keep the little dude occupied, the fam took him out to the library this weekend … and he rocked his arm cast like a champ! Let’s send our healing vibes to Zuma for a speedy recovery.
Posted: 05 Jun 2011 08:51 AM PDT
A couple of weeks ago we learned the somewhat shocking news that British popstar Cheryl Cole was axed from the US version of the singing competition series The X Factor reportedly due to the fact that producers feared that the US audience would not be able to understand her thick British accent. It has been widely reported that US popstar Nicole Scherzinger would replace Cheryl as a judge on the show. Today we learn that Cheryl might not be leaving the show after all. It turns out that Cole‘s contract stipulates that she must be paid $1.5 million whether she appears on the show or not so now we are hearing that producers might keep her on the show just to get their money’s worth.
Ugh what a mess. IMHO, I really think Cheryl Cole will make a great asset to The X Factor here in the US … just give her a few accent lessons and she’ll be fine. But, as is usually the case with these sorts of things, it all comes down to money. X Factor doesn’t want to pay out $1.5 million for nothing so it sounds like they are scrambling to find a place for her on the show … maybe as judge, like she was originally intended. As for Cheryl, I’m sure she’s not happy that she may be forced to work on a show that has reportedly made it clear that she’s not wanted. I guess we’ll have to see how this all works out. If I had to guess either way, I’d say that we may be seeing Cheryl Cole on the judging panel this Fall … and that the US audience will get a crash course in understanding the sometimes thick British accent.
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