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Entries by Matthew Jacobs from 09/2013

Beyonce At Made In America Festival: Singer Headlines First Day Of Jay Z's Philadelphia Concert

Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

PHILADELPHIA — Nine Inch Nails closed the second night of the "Budweiser Made In America" festival with a set that captured the audience –...

David Frost's Celebrity Interviews: John Lennon, Elton John, Truman Capote And Others Sit Down With Legendary Broadcaster

Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

The death of iconic broadcaster David Frost sparked an outpouring of tributes on Sunday morning. The British personality was best known for his legend...

Paul McCartney Says He'll Never Retire: 'I'd Do This For Nothing'

Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

Paul McCartney's career is still kicking through the singer's 70s, and that won't change anytime soon. The former Beatle told WXRT Chicago that he has...

Lady Gaga On Miley Cyrus' VMA Reactions: 'People Need To Lighten Up About Pop Music'

Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

We've seen a bounty of famous faces chime in on the reactions to Miley Cyrus' contentious MTV Video Music Awards performance from last weekend, and no...

'Parkland' Kennedy Assassination Footage Shows 'The Disorientation And The Chaos' Of Tragedy, Says Director Peter Landesman

Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy -- Director Peter Landesman says he licensed the infamous footage of John F. Kennedy's assassination for his film "Parkland" but decided...

'Night Moves' Premieres At Venice Film Festival With Director Kelly Reichardt Saying It's Not A Political Statement

Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

Associated Press — Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, for the sake of her dog, drives back and forth between her New York home and the Oregonian l...

'One Direction: This Is Us' Box Office Finds 3-D Concert Film Serving Up Victory Against 'The Butler'

Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

The world's Directioners loaded the MTV Video Music Awards ballot last month, and this weekend they loaded theaters across the country. "One Direction...

'Populaire' Review: '50s Films Receive 'Mad Men'-Esque Love Letter In New Rom-Com

Posted 09.04.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- "Mad Men" meets "The Artist" in "Populaire," a superbly crafted, finely acted but somewhat shallow retro rom-com about a young French s...

Neko Case's 'The Worse Things Get' Review: Slight Songs Mar Singer's Latest Album

Posted 09.04.2013 | Entertainment

-- Neko Case, "The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You" (Anti-) Neko Case has a neat name, a terrific Twit...

James Cameron Praises 'Gravity': Director Says Alfonso Cuaron Movie Is 'The Best Space Film Ever Done'

Posted 09.04.2013 | Entertainment

James Cameron knows a thing or two about visual effects, which might make his praise for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" all the more resonant. Cuaron scre...

Afrojack Wants To Perform DJ Set In Outer Space

Posted 09.04.2013 | Entertainment

Lance Bass, Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin Bieber have all wanted to go to space -- but it's Afrojack who's dreaming even bigger. The DJ has revealed pl...

Kristen Bell On 'The Lifeguard,' Not Wanting To Get Married And Being A Sloth-Loving Viral Sensation

Posted 09.04.2013 | Entertainment

Kristen Bell is best known for loving sloths and playing sharp-tongued teenage private investigator Veronica Mars, but this month she's taking on a we...

'Kill Your Darlings' Trailer: 1940s Beat Generation Comes To Life At The Hands Of A Scruffy Daniel Radcliffe

Posted 09.04.2013 | Entertainment

The first full trailer for the Beat Generation biopic "Kill Your Darlings" has arrived, literary musings and 1940s angst fully intact. Daniel Radclif...

Kristen Bell Teases Mystery 'Veronica Mars' Cameo; Talks Future Of Franchise After Movie

Posted 09.04.2013 | TV

The "Veronica Mars" movie is filled to the brim with stars, from its leading lady Kristen Bell to cameo appearances by Justin Long and Jamie Lee Curti...

Katy Perry's 'Roar' Tops Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' On Billboard Hot 100, Becoming Singer's 8th No. 1 Hit

Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

Katy Perry has roared her way to the top of the Hot 100 chart, nabbing her eighth No. 1 single in the process and displacing Robin Thicke's "Blurred L...

Surprising Cover Songs: When Artists Redo Popular Singles In Genre-Bending Fashion, From Kelly Clarkson To Scissor Sisters

Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

A stellar '50s doo-wop cover of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" is making the Internet rounds this week, reminding us of many eclectic remakes that trans...

'Salinger' Review: Documentary About Mysterious 'Catcher In The Rye' Author Takes Kitchen-Sink Approach

Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

"Reclusive." Is that an adjective, or is it actually part of J.D. Salinger's name? The word has been used so often to describe the famous writer, one ...

Katy Perry's 'Roar' Video Sees Singer As Queen Of The Jungle

Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

Katy Perry is one with the jungle in the new video for her song "Roar," which made its debut on Thursday. The singer brings the song's chorus to life ...

Lady Gaga On Her 'Applause' Critics: 'It Gives Them A Sense Of Pleasure'

Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga's latest comeback has been a source of contention among fans and critics, and now the singer is speaking out against her detractors. Say...

Carrie Underwood Falls Onstage During Texas Concert, Pulls It Off (VIDEO)

Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment

Carrie Underwood took a dive in Texas on Thursday night, but, seeing as the "American Idol" alum is effortlessly graceful, she can't be fazed by such ...

One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Album Announced Via Instragram

Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment

Fresh off the success of the concert documentary "This Is Us" and the group's overwhelming VMA victory for Song of the Summer, One Direction will rele...

Mumford & Sons' Oklahoma Concert Expected To Quadruple Small Town's Population

Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment

GUTHRIE, Okla. — The population of the Oklahoma town of Guthrie is expected to quadruple in size this weekend as more than 35,000 people descend...

'The Double' Trailer Has Jesse Eisenberg Seeing, Well, Double In Creepy New Dostoevsky Adaptation

Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment

Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella "The Double" comes to life in a folksy new trailer that premiered Friday. Starring Jesse Eisenberg as Simon, a demure man ...

Tom Hiddleston Replaces Benedict Cumberbatch In 'Crimson Peak,' Guillermo Del Toro Thriller

Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment

Tom Hiddleston can add another high-ranking director to his résumé. After working with Woody Allen, Joss Whedon and Kenneth Branagh, the actor will ...

Madonna On Syria: U.S. Should 'Stay Out'

Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment

Madonna is the latest person to join the chorus of voices speaking out on the ongoing situation in Syria. The pop diva took to Facebook on Thursday to...