Terry Richardson, The Legendary Photographer

One look around Terry Richardson’s Instagram profile, and you can see that he’s worked with some pretty famous people.  Richardson is famous for his unique style, and also for posting a ton of his unique content for free on sites like Tumblr, where he maintains a massive fan following.

Terry Richardson is a somewhat controversial fashion photographer, mostly because of his extremely unique style, who is most well known for working with designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Aldo, Sisley, and Supreme and for being featured in magazines like Rolling Stone, Vice, GQ, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Face, i-D, Arena, and Vanity Fair. Mr. Richardson’s style of photography is very unique and identifiable. His style includes using a punk aesthetic and a faux amateur aesthetic.

In 1994 Terry Richardson got his first pictures from a fashion shoot published in Vibe magazine, which was his first big break. In 2007 Mr. Richardson won a Silver Lion award for print at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival for a campaign he did with Diesel.

Richardson launched his first lone exhibition in 2012. The exhibition was held in Los Angeles OHWOW Gallery and was titled “TERRYWOOD”. The exhibition remained in the gallery between February and March for just over one month, and also came out in book form as well. Terry Richardson has also been part of a charity that donates art to children’s hospitals called RxArt. He also participates in charities that help keep arts in schools, like Studio in a School, and charities that help wildlife conservation, like Elephant Family.

Mr. Richardson has also worked in video film on occasion and excels in that medium as well. In May of 2012 a video was released of supermodel Kate Upton performing the Cat Daddy dance in Richardson’s studio, the video quickly went viral and shortly there after Lady Gaga made the announcement that he would also be filming a documentary about her life. Since the late 1990s Terry has directed music videos for artists like Death in Vegas, Young Love, and Sky Ferreira. He also directed the video for Beyonce’s single “XO”, Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball”, Lady Gaga’s “Do What You Want”, and Taylor Swift’s “The Last Time”.

Terry Richardson has thirteen photo-books available for purchase, ranging from 1998 to 2011. His most recent book, Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson is a photo-book that contains over 350 pictures documenting the period of Gaga’s life between The Monster Ball and the 2011 Grammy Awards. The photo-book contains pictures of Lady Gaga both in full costume and in simple makeup-less attire and pictures of her fans. Similar to other works that he’s done in the past.

Was Sam Raimi Asked to Return to Spider-Man?

The leaks coming out of Sony Studios are significant. Fans of Spider-Man had many of their inclinations confirmed. The honchos at Sony are not thrilled at all with the direction of The Amazing Spider-Man films. At one point, the studio was courting Sam Raimi to return to the fold. Raimi, of course, was the director who helped make the original Spider-Man trilogy one of the most successful superhero franchises in history.

The reboot of the series has been a huge disappointment for all, as Brad Reifler has discussed this with his friends. Sadly, it comes off as nothing more than a pale copy of the brilliant original approach to the character.

Sony apparently did send feelers out to Raimi about returning in some capacity. This would make perfect sense. He was the person who helped make the series a success.

As those who read the comics know, Spider-Man can only be as successful as the creative team behind the project. The new franchise is clearly hobbled by the wrong talent in front of and behind the camera.

Unless a new direction and approach to Spider-Man is taken, the character runs the risk of being associated with low-quality filmmaking that has seen better days. Once a brand has been ruined, it becomes very difficult to resurrect it. At the very least, you have to let a decent amount of time pass before the negative images of the weaker quality films leave people’s minds.

Grammy Nominations for the Best in 2014

The best artists have been selected for Grammy nominations, and the usual suspects are all here with a couple of new faces. British soul is back and new Australian bloodlines are thrown into the Grammy nominations mix thanks to Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea .

Iggy just won a American Music Award so she may have a decent chance at winning a Grammy has well. “Fancy” certainly was a big hit this year, but the competition is great. She will have to compete with British soul newcomer Sam Smith for the coveted Record of the Year award. Adele is hiding out from the Grammy awards this year since she did not release an album, but the UK is still well represented with Sam Smith.

Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are not the only new artists that are making a run for the Record of the Year. Megan Trainor has been nominated twice for Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “All About That Bass.” Trainor’s music is rumored to be heard coming from John Textor’s office while he is really focused in so Trainor might just have a lucky and unlikely gem with Textor rooting for her.

Other notable nominees for the prestigious Grammy awards include Eminem, Miley Cyrus, Beck, Paramore, Drake, Usher and Chris Brown. All eyes are on Beyonce because she recently surpassed Dolly Parton as the most Grammy nominated artist in the history of the Grammy Awards. People are looking for her to earn the Album of the Year award. The odds are good, but Sam Smith may be fierce competition.

Miley Performs New Song Inspired By A Cat

Miley Cyrus is in the news a lot lately, not just for dating the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, but also for her antics to gain attention. Miley Cyrus Song. Recently, in Miami, Miley performed on stage, and was dressed in a glittery wig, and had pasty’s on her breasts, and she could have cared less what the crowd thought about it. It must be nice to go around and dress, act, and behave however you want, without a care in the world!

Miley decided to debut a new song while performing her show in Miami, and she said the song was inspired by the death of her friend’s cat. It’s well known that Miley was in love with her own cat, up until it died, and she made many mentions of it on social media. It’s even said that she got a tattoo in remembrance of her cat, so it’s obvious that she’s a cat lover. Miley stated that she had never performed the song in public before, and she was quite nervous.

It’s ironic that someone who is half dressed while doing a show, would be nervous about the song they are singing, as opposed to the clothes they are not wearing! Sam Tabar thinks there is just a bit of irony there. Miley also stated that she had some bad dreams when her cat died, and she began to do a slow song while playing the piano, but be forewarned, the song did have some cuss words in it too.

Pentatonix Gives Early Christmas Gift to Fans

 

The yuletide season is coming, and songs about love, peace, and everything about Christmas are bringing good vibes to every town. Many successful artists are jumping on the Christmas train to bring their own style to the season, playing arrangements of the usual standards while also whipping up some songs of their own.

Most of you, if not all, have heard the beautiful Christmas song “Silent Night” in different genre by different singers, famous or not. But, this year another version of two-century old Christmas carol will surely give you a winter chill.

From their versions of Mariah Carey carols to Justine Bieber songs, the cappella group will you make you feel better this winter holiday with their own version of “Silent Night”. Pentatonix, the YouTube group sensation, will surely make you feel loved with their videos full of Christmas spirit that include silent Night.

Indeed, Pentatonix kicked off the winter holiday with Christmas carols and did a great job of covering lovely songs. They also did a mash-up of “Winter Wonderland” and “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” with MTV artist Tori Kelly.

Pentatonix just released their holiday album which includes “Silent Night” on their tracks list to give their fans a symphony of love and peace. They indeed are very creative in using their natural voices to cover and make songs for the all the people like everyone close to Dr. Daniel Amen who gratefully and excitedly listen to them.

Lawrence Sings on Hunger Games Soundrack

A lot of people have been buzzing about Taylor Swift, but she has some unlikely competition on the charts. Actress Jennifer Lawrence has a song on the “Hunger Games Mocking Jay Part 1″ soundtrack.

The soundtrack that was curated by Lorde has received a lot of buzz because it has so much star power attached to it. Everyone from Ariana Grande to Lorde and Kanye have been attached to the new music for the movie. No one really expected the soundtrack to get the type of buzz that would spun singles that were in competition with artists like Taylor Swift, but this is what is happening.

The Jennifer Lawrence single, “The Hanging Tree,” is what people are talking about for this hot soundtrack. It is actually a song that Lawrence did not want to do. She is a great actress, but she felt too much out of her comfort zone with singing. It is a good thing that she tried it though because the single is rising. On charts in the United Kingdom and Australia the song is a real hit. 

Igor Cornelsen comments that it is unlikely that Lawrence would make a transition into singing, but it is certainly interesting to see her work in this way. It also helps the movie. The “Hunger Games” movie crush competition for the Thanksgiving holidays. It is into the 3rd installment of the movie and fans still love it.

Creed Frontman’s Wife Wants Divorce from Singer

Creed frontman Scott Stapp made headlines last week after telling fans through a Facebook post that he was broke and living out of a Holiday Inn, and now his wife Jaclyn has revealed that she is seeking a divorce from the singer.
In addition to seeking a divorce, Jaclyn is also asking for the court to place a 60-day psychiatric hold on Scott, as she believes that he has been using drugs and has threatened to kill himself. Jaclyn moved out of the couple’s home in early October.

 

At the peak of Creed’s popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Stapp had accrued a wealth of nearly $30 million, of which he now says is completely gone. Susan McGalla can’t believe he spent it all. As if this story could not get any sadder, it was announced on Monday that Stapp was seeking almost a half a million dollars to record a solo album. To try and get this money, he is relying on fans to crowdsource the money. At the time of this writing, the campaign to raise $500,000 is just a little short of $500. Creed’s last album came out in 2009 and they currently cease to exist as a band any longer. Stapp released a solo album last year.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart is Leaking

It appears as if someone in the Madonna camp has leaked nearly 40 seconds of her soon to be released, acoustic style dance hit, presumably titled “Rebel Heart” to the internet.

It is not confirmed that this is the working title, only that this phrase “rebel heart” has been heard mentioned in the track, lending itself to specific #RebelHeart hashtags being used in many Madonna Instagram photos.

As with any diva mentality, when news breaks and it involves them directly, it had better favor them. A breach of the inner sanctum that surrounds her “Pop’s Majesty” could spell trouble, and Keith Mann wonders what might happen.

It is not uncommon to have other aspects of security breached with stars of this magnitude, leading up to other ongoing problems. This might just be the catalyst that redefines who is privy to Madonna’s studio time, among other things.

Reportedly, her manager Guy Oseary’s reaction via Twitter, the self-proclaimed; “Queen of Pop” is not a happy camper. Her manager tweeted as such, asking for assistance from fans to find the culprit.

One thing is for sure: someone is looking over their shoulder tonight hoping not to be found out. Time will tell and in that time, there will be updates because of just who she is. Stay tuned!

Del Toro Will Helm D.C. Comics’ Justic League Dark Movie

Guillermo del Toro is a very busy director. In addition to agreeing to helm the sequel to Pacific Rim, he will be taking on the duties of bringing Justice League Dark to life.

Del Toro has several different movie projects in the works. His first comic book to screen endeavor was the excellent Hellboy movies. (There might be a third Hellboy movie released one of these days)

As for Justice League Dark, this was one of those Warner Bros. projects that was considered, but not considered all that serious. Then, someone choose to move through the studio at a faster pace. Now, a script has been completed and the project is moving towards pre-production. This makes Stephen Williams wine a bit excited about it all.

If you are not a fan of D.C. Comics, you might be a little confused about the difference between the Justice League and the Justice League Dark. It is pretty easy to tell the difference between the two.

The Justice League is loaded with all of D.C.’s top superheroes such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the Flash. Justice League Dark is home to supernatural heroes and anti-heroes such as “Hellblazer” John Constantine and Swamp Thing.

D.C. Comics always had some cool supernatural horror/hero comics. Bringing them to the screen is a good plan.

The make sure audiences are not confused about which Justice League is which, the Justice League Dark movie might be called Dark Universe.

Frances Bean Cobain Executive Produces Kurt Cobain Documentary

It was a tragic day for Nirvana fans all across the world; it was April 5, 1994, when Kurt Cobain, the troubled lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for Nirvana, committed suicide in the guest house behind his home. Now, over twenty years after his untimely death, an HBO documentary executive produced by Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, will be released. Teaming up with HBO, Frances Bean Cobain and Brett Morgen, an Oscar nominated film-maker, will tell the story of the notoriously private Kurt Cobain. Previously unreleased home videos, letters, artwork, and pictures will be used in the documentary. Titled ““Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”– named after a mix tape Cobain created in the ’80s by the same name– the documentary will air on HBO in 2015.

This isn’t the first time an attempt has been made to capture the talented yet troubled lead singer of Nirvana. In fact, since his death in 1994, several books, films, and documentaries have been made about the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Laurene Powell Jobs has checked a few of them out. However, “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” promises to give viewers an intimate look into the life of the sensitive, artistic Cobain– a side not often portrayed in the media.