Joan Jett: Kurt Cobain For a Day?

Joan Jett, Dave GrohlA photo of Joan Jett’s guitar next to Dave Grohl’s posted to the Foo Fighters Instagram indicates that the queen of rock ‘n roll will be performing with the remaining members of Nirvana tomorrow at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

I love how Dave Grohl trolls us with a potential plethora of Kurt Cobain “replacements.” An old guy and now a woman? I love her but OMG, what’s next? The screaming Taylor Swift goat? Taylor Swift herself? Maybe an actual rock with a chalk face and glued-on hair?

God help us. I hope they won’t be throwing any blasphemous “new material” at us. (I much prefer Joan as the lead singer of Evil Stig as a memorial, fundraiser and tribute to and for Mia Zapata of The Gits.)

Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates are among the other inductees at the ceremony.

Mama June and Sugar Bear’s Holy Redneck Matrimony

Mama June weddingYou’ve probably seen that “Honey Boo Boo’s mom has a boyfriend and you’re still single” meme. Well, it needs to be revised to something about her being married, because she is, now.

On Sunday, June and Mike Thompson walked the aisle in faux hunting gear with their reality star daughter trailing close behind, looking for any crumbs or Almond Joys or sketti burgers that may have fallen out of her mother’s knees.

Hearing that Mama, Sugar Bear and Honey Boo Boo have real names has to be a little more shocking than even that orange reflective vest.

Hard to imagine where the guests could possibly find the “redneck attire” they were encouraged to wear.

People.com isn’t even sure if it was a wedding or just a recommitment ceremony. Either way, the “taped event” message on the invitations was a clear reminder from TLC to tune in July 17.

Brooklyn Park Dedicated To Late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch Park BrooklynPalmetto Playground in New York was filled with fans, friends and family of late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch today when it was re-named in his honor a year after his death on May 4, 2012.

Fellow B-Boy Adam Horovitz remembered Yauch for his warm personality and individuality as a musician at the Brooklyn playground on Columbia Place & State Street, now called “Adam Yauch Park,” where his friend and bandmate learned to ride his bike as a kid.

“It’s fitting that we’re here today to dedicate a playground to Adam Yauch, because like the Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys are for the children,” Horovitz joked. “I’d like to thank the New York Parks Department and the people of Brooklyn for honoring my friend and brother and recognizing how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch Park for other crazy New York kids.”

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Amber Tamblyn And David Cross’ Wedding Photos Will Make You Believe In Love Again

There have been so many tragic divorces in 2011 and 2012, ones that made me even more skeptical of marriage. Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, and most recently, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman.

Amber Tamblyn (who wore a yellow dress and arrived to the ceremony on a canoe) and David Cross’ barefoot wedding in the woods might restore at least a fraction of your faith.

DJ Questlove of The Roots tweeted out a collection of lovely candid photos of the cake, playlist and celebrity guests which included Alexis Bledel, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, America Ferrera, Amy Poehler, and Jason Ritter. Yo La Tengo performed.

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Coverage Of Whitney’s Star-Studded Funeral

By now you’ve surely heard of Whitney Houston’s three and a half hour funeral procession (or “Home Going” ceremony) yesterday in New Jersey. A plethora of friends, family and admirers came to mourn at the televised event.

Stars included Oprah, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder and even Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner who spoke beautifully on Houston’s perfectionist insecurity: “It was the burden that made her great and the part that caused her to stumble in the end.” Continue reading “Coverage Of Whitney’s Star-Studded Funeral”

A Bunch Of Kim Kardashian Wedding Pics (Sigh)

Bajillions of pictures from Kim Kardashian’s wedding in Montecito, California, to Kris Humphries were released virally yesterday.

They’re all photos from the wedding and following party, featuring their huge Armenian booty family.

Plus notable guests like Vera Wang, Lindsay Lohan, Ali Lohan, Ryan Seacrest, Eva Longoria, Avril Lavigne, and Mario Lopez were there.

What can I say about these two that I haven’t already? Just looking at them freezes my brain…

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