Ace Frehley strikes out at former KISS band member Paul Stanley in a recent interview. Speaking with Guitar World, the guitarist questioned Stanley's level of personal happiness: "Paul has been so goddamn cranky lately. I mean, what's wrong, Paul, aren't you happy?" he began.
Katy Perry has released the music video for "This Is How We Do," the latest single from her album Prism. The pop starlet dons a bevy of outrageous outfits in the colorful and inspirational visual. In one scene she sits in a tub, while another sees her texting on a Skype branded phone. "This Is How We Do" is the fifth single from Prism.
"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon yucked it up with Julia Roberts earlier this week, playing a game of "Face Balls" with the actress. The game consisted of the pair taking turns throwing a giant inflatable ball at one another's faces. After, Fallon showed the close-up footage on a massive TV screen, using super slow motion to exaggerate the effects of the ball on the skin.
Marvel's latest cinematic entry, "Guardians of the Galaxy," is an exhilarating bit of light summer fun that is a nice antidote for over-pumped action movies that take themselves way too seriously. Built around a funny performance from Chris Pratt, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is an action-comedy that does the comedy quite a bit better than the action.
Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning makeup artist behind such films as "The Exorcist" and "Taxi Driver," has died at the age of 92. His death was confirmed by his friend and fellow makeup artist Rick Baker via Twitter. Smith made his name in the era before computer generated images, using plaster life masks, liquid foam latex, and a good deal of patience.
The Academy of Country Music has announced that Carrie Underwood and Toby Keith will be honored at the upcoming ACM Honors Awards show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on September 8. The other honorees are Dean Dillon, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Jack Clemant, Buck Owens, Bob Beckham, and Rascal Flatts.
The remaining members of the Who, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, have teamed up to bring U.K. viewers the Mods and Rockers TV series. They teamed up with director Simon West (Con Air) who tapped Daltrey and Townshend for their knowledge of the 1960s era. "We're not remaking Quadrophenia but it's that kind of world," he began.
Following the altercation between Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber, sources say that Miranda Kerr, Bloom's ex-wife, is "very embarrassed." An insider, speaking with E!, said that she's trying to put the incident behind her: "[Miranda] is in Spain and Europe now and is vacationing with the family and relaxing," the source began. "Miranda wants all of this behind her . . ."
"Rosewater," the directorial debut from Jon Stewart ("The Daily Show"), is set to hit theaters November 7. The political drama centers on Gael Garcia Bernal, who plays BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, who was captured, imprisoned and tortured by Iranian authorities. Bahari spent 118 days in an Iranian prison in 2009.
Lorde has been put in charge of the soundtrack for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. The pop sensation will also contribute a track to the OST. "Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance," Lorde told Billboard of the opportunity. "The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating . . ."
John Goodman has reportedly joined the cast of "Trumbo," the biopic of the screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted from Hollywood after refusing to testify before the House of Un-American Activities Committee. Trumbo will be played by Bryan Cranston, while Helen Mirren plays gossip reporter Hedda Hopper. Goodman is said to be in line to play producer Frank King.
Paul McCartney handed out the Honored Friend award to Nashville resident, and singer songwriter Suzahn Fiering at the graduation ceremony at his Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (LIPA) in Liverpool, England on July 31. Fiering has been instrumental in hosting fundraising events for the school in the U.S.
Elle Fanning has signed on to star in the film adaptation of the young adult novel, "All the Bright Places." The book, not currently in stores, hits shelves January 6, 2015. The plot of the book, written by Jennifer Niven, centers on Theodore Finch and Violet Markey. Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself, but is prevented each time.
Janelle Monae has released the music video for "Electric Lady," the title track from her latest album. The vid features cameos from T.I., Estelle, Esperanza Spalding, T-Boz, Monica, Kimbra, Joi and Monáe's mother. The vid features Monae heading back to college, as the leader of a sorority called the Electro Phi Betas.
David Nail has announced his upcoming headlining trek, the I'm A Fire tour, beginning September 11 at Oxford, MI's The Lyric Oxford. "It's so much fun to open up for big acts and know that there's going to be five, ten, or even 15,000 people out there when you play, but it's always difficult to only play for 35 minutes," Nail explains to Rolling Stone.