The Animal Collective to curate ATP at Butlins Minehead’ The Animal Collective will be curating ATP at Butlins in Minehead which runs from 13th ‘ 15th May 2011. Animal Collective’s most recent album Merriweather Post Pavilion was hailed with universal acclaim; 5 Stars and album of the year in Uncut, 5 stars and album of the year in The Sunday Times, album of the year in MOJO, 8/10 in NME and a 9.6 from Pitchfork, who also named it their album of the year and put it in their top 20 albums of the decade. ATP promoter Barry Hogan said: “I always wondered what kind of mixtape Animal Collective would put together, so we are really stoked that they are climbing into the curating hot seat at Butlins next May where they will headline and curate the festival that includes the likes of Lee Scratch Perry and Gang Gang Dance from an already eclectic mix of 40+ acts.” The first announcements chosen by Animal Collective for the line-up are: Animal Collective, Lee Scratch Perry, Ariel Pink’sHaunted Graffiti, Broadcast, Black Dice, Meat Puppets , The Sun, The Frogs, Omar-s, beer, soda, Prince Rama, Spectrum, Dent May,Group Doueh, The Brothers Unconnected, Sublime Frequencies DJs , DeRadoorian, Zomby, Vladislav Delay. with far more to be announced
Death Cab For Cutie, the Grammy nominated indie rock band from Bellingham, Wash., has scored the coveted lead single spot on the soundtrack for “New Moon,” the intensely anticipated second installment of the “Twilight” vampire series hitting movie theaters Nov. 20. “Meet Me On the Equinox,” a song Death Cab For Cutie composed and recorded specifically for the “New Moon” movie, will be unveiled Sept. 13 on MTV’s website during the Video Music Awards broadcast. The entire Continue reading →
Comedian Joan Rivers was hired by mogul Donald Trump and poker champ Annie Duke was fired on the final faceoff of the reality TV show “Celebrity Apprentice.” Rivers beat out Duke on Sunday’s finale by planning a better fundraising gala — and, maybe, by launching better zingers at her rival. Rivers won $250,000 for her chosen charity (God’s Love We Deliver, which brings meals to the seriously ill who are homebound). She also won sweet revenge against her bitter adversary, with whom she swapped many less-than-charitable words as the season wore on. NBC’s over-padded three-hour broadcast eventually led to Duke being summoned to the decisive boardroom session, aired live from Manhattan’s Museum of Natural History. There, she heard the dreaded verdict from host Donald Trump: “You’re fired.” But before that, as she and Rivers sat across the boardroom table from Trump, the fur continued to fly. “You are a two-faced person,” Rivers railed at Duke. “You have said I’m a cancer. You said you hoped I would die. You never said it to my face!”"For six boardrooms,” said Duke, holding tight to her composure, “I sat here and acted professional.” “Professional-ly,” Rivers corrected her. “And there’s only so much a girl can take,” Duke continued. “You’re not a girl anymore, darling,” Rivers shot back. “You’re a woman.” Rivers and Duke were the last of 16 celebrities who started the season vying for the title of Celebrity Apprentice. Each week two teams of celebrities competed in performing different tasks, and Trump would fire someone from the losing team. In its eighth season, “Celebrity Apprentice” has displayed remarkable stamina as a reality-show infomercial whose mission, in the form of a contest, is to plug brand names. Last week’s challenge called for the celebrity contestants to come up with the winning jingle to promote a certain brand of tuna. Sunday’s finale was built around a photography brand piggybacked onto product placement for a popular theater production.”Celebrity Apprentice” is also dedicated to breathing new life into the brands of the celebrity participants themselves, who, as this season began, included Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton, comedian Andrew Dice Clay, former “Monster Garage” host Jesse James and TV personality Khloe Kardashian. For the final task, dueling project managers Rivers and Duke were assigned to create a pre-theater party and silent auction, sponsored by Kodak, for patrons attending Cirque du Soleil’s “Wintuk.” Project teams were composed of previously fired contestants including former football great Herschel Walker, Playboy pinup Brande Roderick, country music performer Clint Black, former NBA basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman, comedian Tom Green and TV host Melissa Rivers, reunited with her mom, Joan. Difficulties (and enmity between the teams) spiked when Rivers tangled with the design firm that had been hired to assist both teams. The company pulled out on Rivers’ team — and Duke’s team, too. “This woman needs to die,” Duke seethed as she tried to fix a problem she blamed on Rivers. But now that the game is over, can the rift between them heal? In the show’s final seconds, Rivers rose to her feet and gave Duke, still seated beside her, a hug.