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Entries by Amy Lee from 08/2011

Television Critics Association Press Tour 2011: News Highlights

Posted 08.03.2011 | Huffington Post

The Television Critics Association has embarked on its press tour, letting networks unveil new shows for the upcoming season, reveal developments on o...

Bret Easton Ellis And Paul Schrader Team Up For 'Bait,' Shark Horror Film

Posted 08.03.2011 | Huffington Post

Bret Easton Ellis has written a screenplay -- about sharks. Ellis, whose "American Psycho," "Less Than Zero," "Rules of Attraction" and "The Inform...

'The Interrupters': Documentary Deals With Violence On The Streets Of Chicago

Posted 08.04.2011 | Black Voices

Stop the shooting: That's the motto of CeaseFire, an organization dedicated to reducing the violence plaguing the streets of Chicago. A new docume...

MTV Video Music Awards Adds New Category: 'Best Video With A Message'

Posted 08.04.2011 | Huffington Post

Does watching Katy Perry's "Firework" video make you feel like you're special? Then go vote for it -- MTV has announced that the 2011 VMAs will fea...

Culture News: This Week's Forecast

Posted 08.08.2011 | Huffington Post

August 9 "The Magician King," the long-awaited sequel to Lev Grossman's 2009 "The Magicians" finally arrives. For those who savored the first insta...

Bjork's 'Virus': New Track Off Biophilia Released

Posted 08.08.2011 | Huffington Post

Bjork-o-philes, open your ears. The latest track off the Icelandic songstress's next album, Biophilia has arrived. "Virus," which consists of simpl...

Television Critics Association Press Tour 2011: More News Highlights

Posted 08.08.2011 | Huffington Post

As the Television Critics Association Press tour wraps up, more details about the fall's lineup of new shows have emerged. From spy dramas, to 60s ste...

London Riots: Independent Record Labels 'Devastated' By Fire

Posted 08.09.2011 | Huffington Post

A Sony DADC building in north London has apparently been burned down as a result of the riots. The warehouse contains the stock for more than 150 reco...

Petition Asks Bert And Ernie To Get Married On Sesame Street (VIDEO)

Posted 08.10.2011 | Huffington Post

Should Bert and Ernie get married? Over 900 people think so. A petition started by Lair Scott, exhorts the makers of Sesame Street to let the two o...

How To Love An American Man: Author Kristine Gasbarre Offers Some Grandmotherly Advice

Posted 08.12.2011 | Huffington Post

Not every woman would ask her grandmother for dating advice. But author Kristine Gasbarre did just that. Along the way, she reconnected with her gran...

'House Of Holes: A Book Of Raunch' By Nicholson Baker: HuffPost Review

Posted 08.16.2011 | Huffington Post

Already, Nicholson Baker's latest novel, "House of Holes: A Book of Raunch" has accumulated a pile of press exclaiming over its explicit content. How ...

'Watch The Throne' Does Opera: Meet Aude Cardona

Posted 08.19.2011 | Huffington Post

While opera and hip-hop may not seem like the likeliest of musical partners (unless you count "Carmen: A Hip-Hopera"), "Watch the Throne" -- already a...

Glyndebourne Streams Benjamin Britten's 'Turn Of The Screw' Opera (VIDEO)

Posted 08.22.2011 | Huffington Post

Even if you couldn't make it to England for the Glyndebourne Festival this summer, you can watch a full opera streamed from the site right at home. ...

Vera Farmiga Explores Her Personal Faith In 'Higher Ground'

Posted 08.24.2011 | Huffington Post

Vera Farmiga did not intend to become a director. But when she read Carolyn Briggs’ memoir, “This Dark World," she was determined to bring the sto...

'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' Actress Bailee Madison Talks Katie Holmes And Learning How To Scream

Posted 08.26.2011 | Huffington Post

For fans of haunted houses, evil gremlins and tormented children, "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" is a bagful of joys. But prepare to keep the nightligh...

DreamWorks, Chinese Streaming Site Youku, Make Deal For 'Kung Fu Panda' Distribution

Posted 08.29.2011 | Huffington Post

In the first deal of its kind, DreamWorks Animation has signed an agreement with Youku.com, a Chinese site used for streaming videos. The two orga...

Metropolitan Opera HD Festival: Bringing Opera To The Movies

Posted 08.29.2011 | Huffington Post

Richard Nixon is watching ballet in Beijing with Chairman Mao as wife Pat Nixon looks on with her hands clasped to her face. A young girl is beaten un...

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon On The VMAs: The Folk Singer Lets Off Some Steam

Posted 08.30.2011 | Huffington Post

Beyonce is pregnant! Aside from that, though, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is so totally over the VMAs. The folk singer praised Bruno Mars, Kanye and J...

'Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life': The Troubled Little Boy Behind The Man

Posted 08.31.2011 | Huffington Post

No matter how many movie stars he beds, records he sells or cigarettes he smokes, inside Serge Gainsbourg is a troubled little boy. That belief sta...