Donald Trump: Hollywood is “racist” and “very dangerous for our country”

Hollywood-obsessed Donald Trump continues to “hate” Hollywood. On Friday morning, the Hamptons-bound Commander in Chief answered questions outside the White House, where he discussed Tinseltown’s treatment towards conservatives. “We’re going to be very tough with them,” Trump said in his not-the-least disarming tone, before digressing: “They’re treating conservatives very unfairly. Hollywood — I don’t call them the elites, I think the elites are the people they go after in many cases. But Hollywood is really terrible You talk about racist — Hollywood is racist. What they’re doing with the kind of movies they’re putting out, it’s actually very dangerous for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country.” Trump didn’t name the film — after all, he knows a thing or two about free publicity — but the “kind of movies” he’s referring to is likely Blumhouse’s upcoming The Hunt. The gun-toting satire depicts the “elite liberals” hunting “deplorables.” In the wake of both the El Paso and Dayton shootings, the film has received plenty of backlash, and he’s just loving this bullshit scapegoat, seeing how he’s done nothing about the rising gun violence in this country. Naturally, as he’s wont to do, Trump hit up […]

Thom Yorke throws shade at MUSE and Sam Smith, cosigns Billie Eilish in new interview

This weekend’s edition of The Sunday Times contains a new interview with Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. His conversation with interviewer Jonathan Dean focuses primarily on his newly released third solo album, ANIMA, and the complex emotions which inspired its creation. At one point, Yorke discusses the activities he relies on to alleviate his own anxiety. “Generally, really simple things,” he explains. “Running helps, and yoga is essential to me. Swimming. Physical stuff is really important. And reading a book!” He also “devours” music, noting, “It’s an essential part of me. I have to find new things to listen to all the time.” The fast-rising anti-pop star Billie Eilish is among those “new things” that’s he’s discovered. While sharing an anecdote about attending an Eilish concert with his daughter, he somewhat hilariously becomes sidetracked when mentioning the person he was sitting next to. “‘We sat down and what’s-his-name — the guy who did the Bond film we didn’t do?’ That would be Sam Smith, who sang the theme for Spectre when a Radiohead song was rejected. ‘That’s it. He stands behind us, and I’m sitting with my daughter, her friends and my girlfriend, when suddenly everyone goes, ‘Saaam!’’ Yorke squeals his name. ‘I’m, like, […]

Quentin Tarantino says Thor: Ragnarok “drastically my favorite” of the MCU

Quentin Tarantino has yet to see Avengers: Endgame. Reason being, the auteur is still catching up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to a new interview with Empire Magazine (via CBM). “I haven’t been keeping up to date with them for, I guess, the last four years,” Tarantino admitted, acting as if he hasn’t been busy making movies himself. “I think the only comic book movies I saw last year at theaters were Wonder Woman and Black Panther.” He shared that he started bingeing the series “a couple of weeks ago” with the intent to finally see Endgame. He added, “I just finished Captain America: Civil War, so next up is Doctor Strange.” (Ranking: Every Marvel Movie and TV Show from Worst to Best) So, far his top pick involves everyone’s favorite Norse god. “Actually, the last one I saw was [Thor:] Ragnarok,” Tarantino insisted. “I loved it. It was my favorite one of the series since The Avengers – drastically my favorite.” He’s not alone. Taika Waititi’s has quickly become a favorite among many MCU fans, namely for its ability to feel like a filmmaker’s film. That aspect likely appealed to Tarantino, who certainly has a thing for signature […]

Keanu Reeves says he’s lonely, despite living in a world obsessed with Keanu Reeves

The world loves Keanu Reeves. So much so that they’ve demanded four John Wick movies, turned the blockbuster action star into an infinite meme, and even created film festivals surrounding his eclectic oeuvre. Even so, and amidst all of this lavish praise, the actor says he’s lonely. In a new interview with The Jakarta Post, Reeves mildly opened up about his romantic life, admitting, “You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life. But if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person; hopefully it’ll happen for me.” While that may disappoint the super fans hoping he was as incredible with romance as he is with motorcycles, horses, and speeding buses, there’s something quite affecting about his response. It’s not just human, it’s brutally romantic. When pressed about how fans might perceive him as a lonely guy — you know, those of you reading this article — he boldly stated, “I don’t concern myself with it that much. I’m an actor, so in terms of what you’re asking about, I have no answer.” Not surprisingly, that brand of modesty extended to the rest of the interview in which he talked about his love […]

Rihanna hints at possible title for new reggae album

Rihanna has had her Navy itching with anticipation since teasing a new album back in winter. Now, in a new interview with T Magazine, she’s confirmed that she’s still hard at work on the effort — and that fans may be impacting the final product. The Barbados Ambassador reiterated that the project is indeed a reggae record, though she refrained from giving any firm timeline for its completion. She added that she’s leaning towards calling the LP — which will mark her ninth full-length — R9, a name that her Navy has been drilling into her head. “So far it’s just been R9, thanks to the Navy,” she said. “I’m about to call it that probably, ’cause they have haunted me with this ‘R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?’ How will I accept another name after that’s been burned into my skull?” (Read: 10 Most Anticipated Pop Albums of 2019) Elsewhere, RiRi once again touched on her deteriorated relationship with Drake. Last summer, she said the pop stars “don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either,” so it shouldn’t be surprising that she doesn’t see another “Work”-level collaboration in the near future. “Not anytime soon, I don’t see it happening,” […]

Damon Albarn says music “needs” to be more political

Last November saw Damon Albarn and the rest of The Good, The Bad & The Queen finally release their long-awaited sophomore album, Merrie Land. As the band told Consequence of Sound in a Track By Track breakdown of the excellent record, the LP is chock-full of political references. “Written in the tumultuous wake of Brexit, the album may be the first to offer such a vividly impressionistic accounting of the 2016 referendum’s far-reaching (and increasingly unexpected) fallout at home and abroad,” wrote our own Tyler Clark, who conducted the TBT interview. Now, Albarn is hoping others follow his lead, as NME points out. In an interview with BBC Radio 6’s Gemma Cairney on Sunday, he insisted that it’s now necessary that artists take more political stances in their music, especially when it comes to Brexit, a landmark decision that Albarn considers “so depressing.” (Read: A Punk Playlist for the Dying Days of Donald Trump) “On the surface, it makes sense to me to stay friends with your neighbours – that just seems like basic common sense,” Albarn said early on in a convo about the UK’s choice to pull out of the European Union, which has had plenty of economic and […]

Paris Jackson defends father Michael Jackson: “chillax my dudes”

The new documentary Leaving Neverland has brought renewed scrutiny to Michael Jackson’s past relationships with underage boys and allegations of sexual misconduct. However, Jackson’s only daughter, Paris, is standing by her father. Earlier this week, TMZ reported that Jackson, 20, “firmly believes” her father is innocent of the allegations levied against him. She’s since taken to Twitter to address the documentary and respond to both fans and critics of her father. Jackson initially tweeted, “y’all take my life more seriously than i do. calm yo tittaaaaysss.” After receiving some blowback for the flippant nature of her comment, she sought to expound on her stance: “i didn’t mean to offend by expressing that titties should be calm, i know injustices are frustrating and it’s easy to get worked up. but reacting with a calm mind usually is more logical than acting out of rage and also…. it feels better to mellow out.” She added, “smoke some weed n think about the bigger picture. chillax my dudes.” When a supporter of Jackson argued that “the bigger picture is your father’s legacy ruined and his name smeared forever,” Jackson responded, “so….. not love and peace and trying to carry that message out? tabloids […]