Saturday, March 03, 2012
Of course everyone already knew LiveNation was scamming us with their ticket prices, but now we finally have proof. Check out this insightful documentary on how LiveNation and other concert promoters are allocating tickets directly to scalper sites such as Viagogo and Seatwave, for them to resell them at ridiculous prices.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Al Fischer's Feb. 17 firing from St. Ann Catholic School follows a Jan. 11 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that religious employees of a church cannot sue for employment discrimination.
Fisher, who had worked at the school for four years, declined to discuss the firing other than to confirm it.
The St. Louis Archdiocese said in statement that it supports the school's action "as it is in full compliance with the Christian Witness Statement signed by every educator in the Catholic school system." Among other things, the statement requires that educators "not take a public position contrary to the Catholic Church" and "demonstrate a public life consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church."
Ridiculous! Sue them!
On hosting Saturday Night Live: “I thought it was really fun, and, of course, interesting and educational in terms of how the industry works…You know how they call SNL ‘the institution?’ It is like an institution—but in a good way. There’s nothing like it, so everyone kind of dreams about doing it. But then you actually get there and realize how much work it is and how little time you guys have to put the whole show together…I think we had three consecutive 20-hour days or something.
On being very different from the rest of her family: “I think they just see that the dynamic has changed because I’m in a different place. But it’s not like I disrespect them in any way. I mean, I take care of them. But that’s what I’ve always wanted: to have enough that I could make sure that everyone in my family had enough. I grew up not really having anything, so the idea that I can take care of my family and my friends now is a really cool bonus.”
On what she wants to do when she’s 80: “I feel like I could be in Florida on a kind of healthy trip where I’m just riding my bike and chillin’ at the beach, with an assisted-living condo bit and a meal delivery service—which is sort of how I’m living now. But I also kind of hope that I turn out to be like my grandma, who is 91 and so rad.”
1) Katy Perry - Part Of Me
2) Taio Cruz - Hangover
3) Madonna - Give Me All Your Luvin'
4) LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
5) Rihanna - Talk That Talk
6) Adele - Turning Tables
7) Snoop Dogg - Young Wild And Free
8) David Guetta - Without You
9) Chris Brown - Turn Up The Music
10) Coldplay & Rihanna - Princess Of China
What are yours?
April 27 - Seoul, South Korea (Olympic Stadium)
May 02 - Hong Kong, China (Asia World Arena)
May 03 - Hong Kong, China (Asia World Arena)
May 05 - Hong Kong, China (Asia World Arena)
May 10 - Tokyo, Japan (Saitama Super Arena)
May 28 - Singapore (Indoor Stadium)
May 28 - Singapore (Indoor Stadium)
June 03 - Jakarta, Indonesia (Gelora Bung Karno Stadium)
June 07 - Auckland, New Zealand (Vector Arena)
June 08 - Auckland, New Zealand (Vector Arena)
June 10 - Auckland, New Zealand (Vector Arena)
June 13 - Brisbane, Australia (Brisbane Entertainment Centre)
June 14 - Brisbane, Australia (Brisbane Entertainment Centre)
June 16 - Brisbane, Australia (Brisbane Entertainment Centre)
June 20 - Sydney, Australia (Allphones Arena)
June 21 - Sydney, Australia (Allphones Arena)
June 23 - Sydney, Australia (Allphones Arena)
June 24 - Sydney, Australia (Rod Laver Arena)
June 27 - Melbourne, Australia (Rod Laver Arena)
June 28 - Melbourne, Australia (Rod Laver Arena)
June 30 - Melbourne, Australia (Rod Laver Arena)
July 01 - Melbourne, Australia (Rod Laver Arena)
July 07 - Perth, Australia (Burswood Dome)
July 08 - Perth, Australia (Burswood Dome)
The gig, which will take place outside Buckingham Palace in June, has now added Kylie and Stevie Wonder to the packed bill. Speaking about landing a slot at the show, Kylie said she was "honoured" to be asked to play. She said:
"I'm honoured to be invited to perform at the Diamond Jubilee Concert. To share the stage in front of Buckingham Palace with music legends including Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones and Elton John in celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is very exciting."
Earlier this week, Madonna released the second single from her upcoming album MDNA< after lead single Give Me All Your Luvin' turned out to be a huge flop. Called Girl Gone Wild, I actually like the song, although it's getting a bit ridiculous for a 53 year old to keep referring to herself as 'girl'. Also, what's with the totally inappropriate single cover?
Still, the song is just fine.