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Tom Petty, Kenny Rogers, Anthony Perkins, More Slam Spotify’s Proposed $43 Million Licensing Settlement

As Spotify continues to clear the decks for an expected public offering this year or next, it has hit another potential roadblock. In May, the company proposed a $43 million settlement in an effort to resolve any claims that the company hasn’t paid proper mechanical licenses for song compositions. That deal is still awaiting a... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 13th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein"s Former Assistant Speaks Out On Breaking Her NDA To Publicly Accuse The Movie Mogul Of Sexual Misconduct!

Rules are sometimes meant to be broken, especially the ones that enable habitual predators like Harvey Weinstein. That's why Zelda Perkins, former assistant to the disgraced movie movie mogul, decided to break her NDA that prevented her from speaking out about the "repulsive monster" sooner. In her first televised interview since accusing Weinstein of trying to rape [...] Rules are sometimes meant to be broken, especially the ones that enable habitual predators like Harvey Weinstein. That's why Zelda Perkins, former assistant to the disgraced movie movie mogul, decided to break her NDA that prevented her from speaking out about the "repulsive monster" sooner. In her first televised interview since accusing Weinstein of trying to rape their colleague 19 years ago, Perkins sat down with BBC's Newsnight to speak out on the allegations and call for a change in the laws that protect the rich and powerful by covering up sexual assault. Related: Meryl Streep Posters All Over Hollywood Claim 'She Knew' About Harvey In October, Perkins, who worked form Miramax Films in the UK in the ‘90s, publicly broke the Non-Disclosure Agreement she signed two decades ago and alleged that Weinstein assaulted a friend of hers at 1998's Venice Film Festival. After reporting the alleged incident to her boss back at the Miramax offices, the then-24-year-old was advised to get a lawyer. Once Perkins and the alleged victim sought legal counsel, they were told they "didn't have many options" since they had not gone to the police in Venice and lacked physical evidence. Feeling it would be impossible to take on Weinstein -- who Perkins admits was "an extremely exciting person to be around" -- by themselves, the two signed a gag order and resigned from the company. Perkins remembered thinking: "Ultimately, it would be two under-25 women's word against Harvey Weinstein, Miramax and essentially the Disney company." In signing the NDA, the personal assistant received $168,000 for her silence. But at the height of the #MeToo movement, Perkins is staying gagged no more! Related: Matt Damon Skips Downsizing Screening Following Misconduct Comments! Speaking on the crooked laws that protect powerful predators, she added: "You can't change the Harvey Weinsteins of the world — there are always going to be people that follow the darker side of their character — but if the rules and laws that we have to protect ourselves enable that, there's no point in having them." We may be a long way from that, especially with the lawmakers in office, but at least it's being seriously discussed. Watch Perkins' full interview (below): [Image via BBC/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 20th, 2017

R. Kelly Responds To Being The First Artist MUTED By Spotify As Part Of Their New "Hateful Conduct" Policy!

Spotify is taking an unprecedented stand, and they're starting with R. Kelly. In a statement to Billboard, Spotify revealed: "We are removing R. Kelly's music from all Spotify owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations such as Discover Weekly. His music will still be available on the service, but Spotify will not actively promote it." Sounds like they're [...] Spotify is taking an unprecedented stand, and they're starting with R. Kelly. In a statement to Billboard, Spotify revealed: "We are removing R. Kelly's music from all Spotify owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations such as Discover Weekly. His music will still be available on the service, but Spotify will not actively promote it." Sounds like they're following the lead of Time's Up, who are pushing to #MuteRKelly after his numerous accusations of sexual abuse of young women. Video: Wendy Williams Actually CRIED For R. Kelly Because 'He Can't Read'! But this isn't just about R. Kelly. It's all part of the the new "Hate Content and Hateful Conduct" policy announced on Thursday in which Spotify may remove or stop promotion of content that "incites hatred or violence" based on "race, religion, gender identity," etc. It sounds like unlike Twitter, they're trying to get rid of the Nazis. But the "hateful conduct" part is trickier. As they explain it in their announcement: "We've also thought long and hard about how to handle content that is not hate content itself, but is principally made by artists or other creators who have demonstrated hateful conduct personally... While we don't believe in censoring content because of an artist's or creator's behavior, we want our editorial decisions - what we choose to program - to reflect our values. So, in some circumstances, when an artist or creator does something that is especially harmful or hateful (for example, violence against children and sexual violence), it may affect the ways we work with or support that artist or creator." Apparently R. Kelly and rapper XXXTentacion, who faced charges of battery against a pregnant woman late last year, were the first to be muted in this way. Kelly's management team responded with a statement to The New York Times, saying Spotify's decision to give into an "ongoing smear campaign" was "unfortunate and shortsighted": "Spotify has the right to promote whatever music it chooses, and in this case its actions are without merit. It is acting based on false and unproven allegations. It is bowing to social-media fads and picking sides in a fame-seeking dispute over matters that have nothing to do with serving customers." XXXTentacion's team sent a more pointed, thought-provoking response: a response from XXXTentacion’s team on Spotify's decision to remove him from playlists pic.twitter.com/ivtEDJ2yGS — Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) May 10, 2018 Eesh. Spotify responded to the Times reporter that they would be looking at each artist on a "case by case basis." What do YOU think of Spotify's decision?? [Image via JLN Photography/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMay 10th, 2018

Tom Petty, Kenny Rogers, Anthony Perkins, More Slam Spotify’s Proposed $43 Million Licensing Settlement

As Spotify continues to clear the decks for an expected public offering this year or next, it has hit another potential roadblock. In May, the company proposed a $43 million settlement in an effort to resolve any claims that the company hasn’t paid proper mechanical licenses for song compositions. That deal is still awaiting a... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 13th, 2017

Tom Hanks to Play Mr. Rogers in Biopic on "Mister Rogers" Neighborhood" Star!

Tom Hanks is set to star in a biopic, portraying Mr. Rogers aka Fred Rogers. The biopic, titled You Are My Friend, is inspired by the “real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod. In the story, a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon [...] Tom Hanks is set to star in a biopic, portraying Mr. Rogers aka Fred Rogers. The biopic, titled You Are My Friend, is inspired by the “real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod. In the story, a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed,” Variety reports. Fred hosted the popular kids program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from 1968 to 2001. Fred Rogers passed away back in 2003. The biopic will be directed by Marielle Heller with a script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. No release date or additional casting has been revealed just yet. Stay tuned!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 29th, 2018

Music legend Kenny Rogers performs last concert at Bridgestone Arena - WKRN.com

WKRN.comMusic legend Kenny Rogers performs last concert at Bridgestone ArenaWKRN.comNASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – There was a farewell celebration and one for the history books Wednesday night in downtown Nashville. Music legend Kenny Rogers performed his last concert at Bridgestone Arena. It was a full house as “the Gambler” folded ...Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Reveal Why They Never DatedTaste of CountryKenny Rogers on retirement: 'I'm going out because I need to go out'Fox NewsDolly Parton and Kenny Rogers reveal why they never became a coupleToday.comThe Boot (blog) -The Tennessean -WSMV Nashville -NewsChannel5.comall 28 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 26th, 2017

Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton Announce Final Performances Together - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comKenny Rogers, Dolly Parton Announce Final Performances TogetherRollingStone.comKenny Rogers and Dolly Parton will perform together for the last time at an October tribute show to Rogers. Credit: Ed Rode/WireImage. By Stephen L. Betts. 4 hours ago. More News. Kenny Rogers Reveals Farewell Tour Dates Kenny Rogers on Christmas ...Is 'The Disaster Artist' James Franco's next shot at Oscar gold?Los Angeles TimesKenny Rogers Reveals Star-Studded Final Nashville Concert: 'This Will Be Our Last Time on Stage Forever'BillboardKenny Rogers Celebrates 60 Year Career with Farewell Concert Featuring Dolly PartonUS 99.5USA TODAY -The Boot -CMT.com -Taste of Countryall 28 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJul 18th, 2017

Tom Petty's Biographer Looks Back on Their 30-Year Friendship - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comTom Petty's Biographer Looks Back on Their 30-Year FriendshipRollingStone.comWarren Zanes wrote 'Petty: The Biography,' about the life and music of Tom Petty. Credit: Bryan Bedder/WireImage, Lester Cohen/WireImage. By Warren Zanes. 56 minutes ago. More News. Rick Rubin Talks 'Breathtaking' Poetry of Tom Petty Tom Petty's Last ...Tom Petty: 10 Essential CollaborationsBillboardTaylor Swift Said Tom Petty's 'Free Fallin' Made Her Want to Learn How to Play GuitarTIMEWhy Tom Petty stopped flying the Confederate flag | OpinionNOLA.comPopMatters -Atlanta Journal Constitution -Just Jared -hypebot.comall 52 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 5th, 2017

Tom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66 - Fox News

Fox NewsTom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66Fox NewsRocker Tom Petty has died after suffering full cardiac arrest. He was 66 years old. Petty just recently wrapped up a long leg of his tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Tom Petty, who rose to fame in the ...Tom Petty, Rock Iconoclast Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66RollingStone.comThe Improbable Story Of 'American Girl,' Tom Petty's Biggest Non-HitHuffPostRemembering Tom Petty: The Quintessential All-American Rock Star Who Never Backed DownE! OnlineBillboard -BBC News -Los Angeles Times -Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteall 1,558 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 3rd, 2017

Rock Icon Tom Petty Dead At 66 — Details Here

The music industry has lost another legend. On Monday, Tom Petty passed away after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest. He was 66 years old. Related: Las Vegas Shooting — Everything We Know So Far This update comes after initial reports claimed that the A-lister had already passed away after being discovered unconscious in his Malibu, CA home. [...] The music industry has lost another legend. On Monday, Tom Petty passed away after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest. He was 66 years old. Related: Las Vegas Shooting -- Everything We Know So Far This update comes after initial reports claimed that the A-lister had already passed away after being discovered unconscious in his Malibu, CA home. However, according to law enforcement officials, the Free Fallin' singer was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support and his pulse returned. It was only later, as Tom continued to cling to life, that the decision was reportedly made to remove him from life support. At that point, Petty no longer had brain activity. The rocker's longtime manager confirmed the sad news with a statement: "On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends." Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa — Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017 How sad. One of Tom's daughters also confirmed the news as she took to Instagram and shared: RIP💜A post shared by Ilovemyfamily (@dadlivesmatteronelove) on Oct 2, 2017 at 9:10pm PDT What a heartbreaking situation. Our thoughts are with Petty's loved ones during this trying time. R.I.P., Tom. [Image via Wheatley/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 3rd, 2017

Tom Petty Dead - Manager Confirms Iconic Musician Has Passed Away

Tom Petty‘s manger has just confirmed that he has sadly died. The 66-year-old Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers front man passed away surrounded by family, friends and bandmates on Monday night (October 2) at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. “On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death [...] Tom Petty‘s manger has just confirmed that he has sadly died. The 66-year-old Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers front man passed away surrounded by family, friends and bandmates on Monday night (October 2) at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. “On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty,” the band’s longtime manager Tony Dimitriades said in a statement to Buzzfeed. He added, “He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.” Our thoughts are with Tom‘s friends and family during this difficult time......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 3rd, 2017

Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay Drags Contestant Lee Garrett For His Racist Ways During The Men Tell All Special — Recap HERE!

Rachel Lindsay may be the best Bachelorette EVER! We say this with confidence as the Dallas-based attorney took one of her former contestants to task for being racist AF during the Bachelorette: The Men Tell All special. But, hey, we're getting ahead of ourselves. Related: A Bachelor Vet May've Just Spoiled Who Wins Rachel's Heart! As you likely [...] Rachel Lindsay may be the best Bachelorette EVER! We say this with confidence as the Dallas-based attorney took one of her former contestants to task for being racist AF during the Bachelorette: The Men Tell All special. But, hey, we're getting ahead of ourselves. Related: A Bachelor Vet May've Just Spoiled Who Wins Rachel's Heart! As you likely know, the episode before the final rose ceremony is always a reunion sit down where the lead for the current season of the ABC dating competition is able to get closure from his or her past suitors. The Tell All episode is normally super dramatic, so obviously, this time around was no different. Let's not waste anymore precious time and jump into it all... DeMario Scrambles To Explain That Girlfriend Drama It seems like a lifetime ago when DeMario Jackson was caught having ghosted his girlfriend in order to go onto the Bachelorette. We're sure the Dancing With The Stars hopeful is missing the days when this was his only drama. In case you forgot, Mr. Jackson was given the boot after a former flame came onto the show and said the executive recruiter was pretty much her boyfriend. So... what did DeMario have to say for himself?? Unapologetically, Jackson told the audience: "That's called a side chick. You can boo me. I'm just keeping it real." Hmmmm. Chris Harrison wasn't about that blasé answer as he clapped back: "I feel like now you're really distancing yourself from Lexi. I had this guy DeMario tell me he dated her and had been in a relationship." While DeMario was quick to deny this accusation, the Bachelorette host was vehement he had the confession on "tape." As for the other men in the house, they laid into Jackson for causing the drama and for making Rachel emotionally closed off during filming. Dramaaaaa! The Kenny Vs. Lee Feud Lee Garrett and Kenny King were in a feud for pretty much the entire first half of season 13. There's no denying that the Nashville native did everything in his power to get under the professional wrestler's skin, so unsurprisingly, a lot of the guys sided with Kenny in this drama. Dean Unglert even said in defense of King: "Kenny might have been the most well-liked guy in the house and it's hard to say the same about Lee. I will forever have Kenny's back in that situation. I think that Lee made a point to badger certain people." Fair point. Still, not EVERYONE was #TeamKenny, as DeMario added: "The Lee that I know was a very genuine guy." On his feud with Lee, Kenny argued that Lee's actions were out of fear that he didn't "belong." Thankfully, Lee took the criticism and apologized to Kenny. The singer/songwriter even admitted that he "should have been a better friend." The father-of-one accepted Lee's apology but noted he and his former frenemy are unlikely to "sit and kick it" anytime soon. Speaking of Kenny's daughter, Harrison then brought out the youngster and shared that ABC was sending the two of them to Disneyland to celebrate the Las Vegas resident's birthday in style. We have a feeling this was the network's way of apologizing for casting a racist on the reality show! Lee Apologizes For His Racist Ways Just when you thought we were done with the Lee drama, Chris had to bring him up on stage. As you likely know, on top of Garrett's offensive behavior on the Bachelorette, the 30-year-old also made headlines for some seemingly racist and misogynistic tweets he sent in his past. Lee was quick to apologize for being so ignorant, but Dean wasn't buying it as he called out his peer for fanning the fire online. The baby faced contestant dished: "You should have done this [and apologized] two months ago." Several of the other suitors agreed with this sentiment as a few pondered if Lee would feel sorry if he hadn't been caught. Nonetheless, Lee stood by his apology and added: "I feel like I have a lot to learn...If I hurt anybody in any way, with a bad joke, I apologize. I did things that were wrong.... I completely denounce that and I denounce that Lee. I want to learn... I am sorry for saying things when I was not educated and ignorant in those subjects." The apology seemed to win over most people, especially Kenny, as he vowed to help educate Lee. The two even hugged it out! Justice For Dean Fan favorite Dean was able to get some closure over his failed relationship with Rachel as the former flames were able to sit down and talk about what happened between the them. On how blindsided he was by Rachel's dumping of him, Unglert noted: "She's always going to have a piece of my heart, but I understand that door is closed." Poor guy. Miz Lindsay then came out and admitted to Dean that it was "very, very difficult" to say goodbye to him. Rachel's words weren't enough for Dean as he hit back with: "I'm still confused about why you told me you were falling in love with me and then I got the boot four days later." The legal expert tried to articulate her decision, but at the end of the day, the Venice resident was left unconvinced. Regardless, Dean chose to let the whole thing go -- which is a good thing since he's Bachelor In Paradise bound. Rachel Weighs In On The Lee Controversy The final showdown of the night occurred between Rachel and Lee as she called out her former beau for being racist. After scolding Kenny for handling the Lee situation poorly, Rachel came for Lee and told him directly: "I feel like I'm in such a unique position, I have the opportunity to be a spokesperson for African Americans, for women, and I just feel like you had such an amazing opportunity to be surrounded by different people and different cultures and you didn't take advantage of that. You can meet me backstage and I'd be more than happy to give you a black history lesson and a lesson on women's rights." You tell 'em, girl! Lee apologized once more, but this time to Rachel specifically, as he relayed: "Today, I learned how great the people that I was with actually are and I just, I want to apologize to you too." Rachel accepted the apology and the drama was officially put to bed. What do YOU think?? Were Lee's many apologies sincere?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)! [Image via ABC/Twitter.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 1st, 2017

Margo Price on Tom Petty's Influence: 'His Music Defied Genre' - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comMargo Price on Tom Petty's Influence: 'His Music Defied Genre'RollingStone.comMargo Price recalls hearing Tom Petty's music for the first time. Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images. By Marissa R. Moss. 45 seconds ago. More News. The 10 Greatest Tom Petty Music Videos 'King of the Hill' Creator Mike Judge on Tom Petty: 'Such a Funny ...Tom Petty's 'Greatest Trip' Was to Los AngelesNew York TimesThe Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell Recalls First Meeting Tom Petty & His Genius Songwriting in 2014 InterviewBillboardTom Petty's final interview: There was supposed to have been so much moreLos Angeles TimesNewsweek -Hollywood Reporter -UPROXX -Glide Magazineall 114 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 4th, 2017

Tom Petty, Neil Young Publisher Sues Spotify for $1.6 Billion - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comTom Petty, Neil Young Publisher Sues Spotify for $1.6 BillionRollingStone.comWixen Music Publishing, which administers the music of Tom Petty, Neil Young and more, is suing Spotify for $1.6 billion. Credit: Andrew Chin/Getty Images, Shelley Lipton/Getty Images. By Jon Blistein. 2 hours ago. More News. Spotify Reaches Deal Over ...Spotify is being sued by a major music publisher for $1.6 billionThe VergeSpotify slapped with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit over Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks songsEW.com (blog)Spotify sued over songwriter rightsBBC NewsUltimate Classic Rock -Reuters -Vulture -Varietyall 34 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 2nd, 2018

Can Someone Decipher Rose McGowan’s New Statement On Bourdain’s Suicide?

  While most people send off the deceased with a wish that they R.I.P – Rest In Piece – Rose McGowan is sending off her apparent BFF Anthony Bourdain with a R.W.I.M.Y.S.A.A.M.F.A.E.A.E. – Rest While I Make Your Suicide All About Me Forever And Ever And Ever. After we took a look at McGowan’s quickly-deleted […] The post Can Someone Decipher Rose McGowan’s New Statement On Bourdain’s Suicide? appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?.   While most people send off the deceased with a wish that they R.I.P – Rest In Piece – Rose McGowan is sending off her apparent BFF Anthony Bourdain with a R.W.I.M.Y.S.A.A.M.F.A.E.A.E. – Rest While I Make Your Suicide All About Me Forever And Ever And Ever. After we took a look at McGowan’s quickly-deleted audition reel last week for an off off off off off broadway adaptation of Girl, Interrupted, you guys brought up the point that McGowan is never without agenda. This is definitely true, but now I want someone to pinpoint exactly what that agenda is after reading this new and lengthy letter she released in the wake of Bourdain’s death. McGowan wrote it with his girlfriend Asia Argento’s blessing, and seems to really want to drive home the point that Argento and Bourdain had an open relationship with: Anthony and Asia had a free relationship, they loved without borders of traditional relationships, and they established the parameters of their relationship early on. Asia is a free bird, and so was Anthony. Was. Such a terrible word to write. This tangentially bolsters the overall message that Asia is in no way responsible for Bourdain’s death, but, doesn’t it also kind of imply – especially considering McGowan’s visceral and bombastic response to his death – that she was (Was. Such a terrible word to write) somehow involved in a kinky love triangle? Which would mean that Bourdain slept with McGowan? Which would mean that he died like they do in “It Follows?” While obviously Asia is not responsible for Bourdain’s suicide, and seems happy to have someone championing her, McGowan’s history tells us that she’s what grief counselors refer to as an attention-hungry bitch, and I think Asia better watch her back. There’s something even worse than getting #MeToo-ed. Getting #McGowan-ed. Check out this mess of a letter and decipher it in the comments.   ______________________ Dear Fellow Humans, Sitting across from me is the remarkable human and brave survivor, Asia Argento, who has been through more than most could stand, and yet stand she does. She stood up to her monster rapist and now she has to stand up to yet another monster, suicide. The suicide of her beloved lover and ally, Anthony Bourdain. I write these truths because I have been asked to. I know so many around the world thought of Anthony Bourdain as a friend and when a friend dies, it hurts. Many of these people who lost their ‘friend’ are wanting to lash out and blame. You must not sink to that level. Suicide is a horrible choice, but it is that person’s choice. When Anthony met Asia, it was instant chemistry. They laughed, they loved and he was her rock during the hardships of this last year. Anthony was open with his demons, he even wrote a book about them. In the beginning of their relationship, Anthony told a mutual friend, “He’s never met anyone who wanted to die more than him.” And through a lot of this last year, Asia did want the pain to stop. But here’s the thing, over their time together, thankfully, she did the work to get help, so she could stay alive and live another day for her and her children. Anthony’s depression didn’t let him, he put down his armor, and that was very much his choice. His decision, not hers. His depression won. Anthony and Asia had a free relationship, they loved without borders of traditional relationships, and they established the parameters of their relationship early on. Asia is a free bird, and so was Anthony. Was. Such a terrible word to write. I’ve heard from many that the past two years they were together were some of his happiest and that should give us all solace. Anthony was 61, the same age my father was when he died. My father also suffered from intermittent deep depression, and like Anthony, was part of a “pull up your bootstraps and march on” generation. The a “strong man doesn’t ask for help” generation. I know before Anthony died he reached out for help, and yet he did not take the doctor’s advice. And that has led us here, to this tragedy, to this loss, to this world of hurt. Do NOT do the sexist thing and burn a woman on the pyre of misplaced blame. Anthony’s internal war was his war, but now she’s been left on the battlefield to take the bullets. It is in no way fair or acceptable to blame her or anyone else, not even Anthony. We are asking you to be better, to look deeper, to read and learn about mental illness, suicide and depression before you make it worse for survivors by judging that which we do not understand, that which can never fully be understood. Sometimes we are stuck in the unknowable, and that is where we are now, a massive wave of darkness that threatens to swallow everyone in its wake. As I watch Asia do her job on set today, I see a pillar of strength who continues to work to put food on her children’s table. I see Elizabeth Taylor carrying on filming Cat on a Hot Tin Roof despite her love, her husband, dying in a plane crash. I see all of us who have carried on. Please join me in sending healing energy to Anthony on his journey, and to all who’ve been left behind to journey on without him. There is no one to blame but the stigma of loneliness, the stigma of asking for help, the stigma of mental illness, the stigma of being famous and hurting. We must do more and be better. Anthony, our friend, would want it that way. To the media and to the random commenter, Anthony would never have wanted Asia to be hurt, I’d like to think he would want us to have the collective conversation that needs to be had about depression. Blame is NOT a conversation, it is the shutting down of our collective growth. Which is where we are now. We have a choice as humans, shrink to our smaller, uglier selves, or be better and grow as only true Phoenixes can. I urge you to be that Phoenix. With great sadness and even greater hope, I remain, Rose McGowan cc: Asia Argento ______________________ Photo Credit: Instagram The post Can Someone Decipher Rose McGowan’s New Statement On Bourdain’s Suicide? appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJun 11th, 2018

Tom Petty Clinging for Life, Not Dead Despite Previous Reports

UPDATE (5:15pm ET): Despite several outlets reporting that Petty has passed away, TMZ claims that he is still clinging for life though he is off of life support. The LAPD has also apologized for “initial information” that was “inadvertently provided to some media sources.” ______________ Tom Petty reportedly passed away at the age of 66 [...] UPDATE (5:15pm ET): Despite several outlets reporting that Petty has passed away, TMZ claims that he is still clinging for life though he is off of life support. The LAPD has also apologized for “initial information” that was “inadvertently provided to some media sources.” ______________ Tom Petty reportedly passed away at the age of 66 after reports emerged that he fell into cardiac arrest and was found unconscious at his Malibu, California home on Sunday (October 1). Reports suggested that he had no brain activity at the hospital and was taken off of life support. CBS News confirmed that he’s passed. Tom was the front man of the famous band Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. Last week, the band wrapped their 40th anniversary tour at the Hollywood Bowl. Over the years, Tom has put out over 15 albums, both solo and with the band, with the latest landing in 2014. Tom and his band are responsible for some big hits over the years including “American Girl,” “Free Falin’,” “Refugee” and “I Won’t Back Down.” In addition to his work with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Tom was also part of the group Traveling Wilburys back in the 1980s with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 2nd, 2017

Taylor Swift "Idolized" Tom Petty"s Songwriting — Read Her Touching Statement

It's shocking and strange to think of a world without Tom Petty. The singer, who died on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest, was the kind of artist whose songs felt like permanent fixtures of pop music, influencing multiple generations of songwriters. Photos: Tom Petty's Daughter Mourns His Passing With Beautiful Tributes One singer who "idolized" the Heartbreaker's [...] It's shocking and strange to think of a world without Tom Petty. The singer, who died on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest, was the kind of artist whose songs felt like permanent fixtures of pop music, influencing multiple generations of songwriters. Photos: Tom Petty's Daughter Mourns His Passing With Beautiful Tributes One singer who "idolized" the Heartbreaker's way with words and music? Taylor Swift. The Look What You Made Me Do singer knows a thing or two about writing songs herself, and in a touching statement to Rolling Stone she said the music of Tom Petty was a big part of that: "To me, Tom Petty represented a kind of songwriting I idolized: complex simplicity. It said so much in the lyrics, the concepts, the stories, the message, the nuances... but always brought you back to a hook that got stuck in everyone's head. He motivated thousands of guitarists to learn to play just because they wanted to be able to play 'Free Fallin.' Count me as one of them." She may have started playing guitar because of Free Fallin', but it was another song she put the work into covering. Hear her version of Tom's American Girl from way back in 2009 (below): [Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzOct 5th, 2017

Remembering Tom Petty, 1950-2017 - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comRemembering Tom Petty, 1950-2017RollingStone.comtom petty 1977 Tom Petty's friends and admirers – including the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Nicks – pay tribute to the late rock giant. Michael Zagaris. On September 25th, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performed the final concert of a ...Tom Petty Laid to Rest in Private Ceremony in Los AngelesBillboardTom Petty remembered at private memorial in Los AngelesUSA TODAYTom Petty's daughter shares heartbreaking pictures from his private funeralToday.comAtlanta Journal Constitution -Washington Times -VVN Music -The Massachusetts Daily Collegianall 67 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 18th, 2017

Tom Petty, 'distinctively American' rocker, dies aged 66 - Reuters

ReutersTom Petty, 'distinctively American' rocker, dies aged 66ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. rocker Tom Petty, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctly raw, nasal vocals and slick song lyrics graced such hits as “Refugee,” “Free Fallin'” and “American Girl,” has died following a heart attack. He was 66. Petty ...The 20 Greatest Tom Petty Songs: Critic's PicksBillboardUS musician Tom Petty dies aged 66BBC NewsTom Petty, of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, dead at 66, manager saysCBS NewsHuffPost -Los Angeles Times -New York Daily News -ABC Newsall 1,775 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 3rd, 2017

Tom Hanks to star as Mister Rogers in You Are My Friend - EW.com

EW.comTom Hanks to star as Mister Rogers in You Are My FriendEW.comTom Hanks has signed on to star as Mister Rogers in You Are My Friend, a drama about the children's television pioneer. The movie is based on the relationship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod, who got to know the star of Mister Rogers ...Tom Hanks to Play Mr. Rogers in Biopic 'You Are My Friend'Hollywood ReporterTom Hanks starring as Mr. Rogers in 'You Are My Friend' is just what the world needsUSA TODAYTom Hanks To Play Mister Rogers In Biopic Set Up At TriStarDeadlineHuffPost -Forbes -U.S. News & World Report -Observerall 53 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 29th, 2018

US Postal Service unveils Mister Rogers postage stamp - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsUS Postal Service unveils Mister Rogers postage stampNew York Daily NewsFred Rogers wife, Joanne Rogers, shares a laugh with friends in front of a giant Mister Rogers Forever Stamp following the first-day-of-issue dedication in WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Pittsburgh, Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). The ...Coming soon to an envelope near you: A Mister Rogers stampLos Angeles TimesMister Rogers depicted on new honorary postage stampFox NewsMister Rogers Forever Stamp Dedicated TodayPR Newswire (press release)Tribune-Review -The Columbus Dispatch -The Daily Caller -Toronto Starall 67 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 23rd, 2018