Dave Grohl appears in a new trailer for a proposed documentary on Smart Studios, which would tell the history of the Wisconsin recording studio. The project, being helmed by filmmaker Wendy Schneider, is currently seeking Kickstarter funding. Called The Smart Studios Story, the film seeks to shine a light on the landmark studio set up by Butch Vig.
Jack White, Beck and Outkast have been announced as the main headliners at the Forecastle festival to be held in Louisville, Kentucky from July 18-20. Other artists scheduled to play include the reunited lineup of the Replacements, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, Against Me!, Spoon, Dwight Yoakam and Sharon Jones.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have picked May 24 for their wedding date. According to Us Weekly, they'll wed in Paris, France. We're having a super, super small, intimate wedding," Kim recently told Ryan Seacrest of the ceremony. "As we go along, we're realizing we want it to be smaller and more intimate than people are imagining and thinking."
Metallica and Slayer have been confirmed for performances at the Heavy Montreal festival in Quebec from August 9-10. The hard driving fest also features performances from Lamb of God, Anthrax and Hatebreed.
Chris Brown, currently in rehab for anger management, says that he's okay with Drake and Rihanna rekindling their old romance. At one time, Breezy and Drizzy feuded over Riri's heart, but an insider tells TMZ that those days are over: "Sources close to Chris tell TMZ . . . the singer is copacetic over the duo rekindling their romance. Chris has his mind on his money . . ."
Geoff Edwards, the game show host best known for his stints on "Jackpot," "Starcade" and "Treasure Hunt," has died at the age of 83. Edwards succumbed to complications of pneumonia at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, according to his agent Fred Westbrook. Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, Westbrook explained that Edwards helped define what it would mean to be a game show host.
Jay Z and Linkin Park are set to re-issue their 2004 mash up album, Collision Course for Record Store Day on April 19. The tenth anniversary re-issue includes a DVD of the joint tour the acts embarked on following the LP's release. "I think the songs are really strong, and it was totally exciting recording them," Mike Shinoda told MTV News back in 2004.
Lady Gaga has been confirmed for a performance at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas at Stubb's outdoor stage on March 13. In order to gain entry, Gaga and sponsor Dorito have demanded that fans undertake a series of challenges. The challenges, dubbed Bold Missions, will be revealed via video in the days leading up to the performance.
The first trailer for the remake of "Annie" starring Quvenzhane Wallis has been released. In the trailer, Wallis is shown as the iconic orphaned character with her dog Sandy. The trailer also features a snippet of the classic songs "A Hard Knock Life" and shows the Oscar nominee alongside her grown-up co-stars, including Jamie Foxx.
Jennifer Hudson says she got her start in showbiz at gay clubs. Speaking with V magazine, J-Hud said she'd hit the clubs as a teen looking to make her name: "I used to go out to the gay clubs when I was a kid. We were 16 or 17 and my best friend would pretend to be my manager," she began.
Taylor Swift has been granted a restraining order against an alleged stalker. The man, Timothy Sweet, reportedly made threatening contact with Swift various times since 2011 and has also threatened her family. "If anyone in Taylor Swift's family gets killed, it is not my fault," reads one of the threatening statements made by the man, according to the court filing.
Amy Poehler ("Parks & Recreation") stars in a series of commercials from clothing retailer Old Navy. The comedienne is the face of Old Navy's spring line, starring as a lawyer in the first commercial which aired Wednesday night. "We approached Amy with a list of scenarios we'd come up with, and she started playing around with them too."
Even with some competition from last weekend's chart-topper "Non-Stop," "300: Rise of an Empire" is in a great position to open as the number one box office draw around the country, likely surpassing animated release "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" in the process.
Patricia Arquette will star in the lead role on the upcoming "CSI" spin-off from CBS. The project, set in the FBI's Cyber Crime Division, will feature Arquette's character, Avery Ryan, as the head of the Cyber unit. According to the network, the Cyber Crime Unit is "tasked to solve high octane crimes that start in the mind, live online, and play out into the real world."
Matthew McConaughey has revealed that his famed catchphrase from the film Dazed and Confused was actually inspired by a quote from Jim Morrison. In the film, McConaughey's character David Wooderson is known for his phrase "alright, alright, alright." Speaking with the Huffington Post, the actor says he picked it up listening to the Doors . . .