10 items from 2015
British folk band Mumford & Sons and Deathcab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard had some harsh words for Tidal, the music streaming service recently relaunched by Jay Z. “I think they totally blew it by bringing out a bunch of millionaires and billionaires and propping them up onstage and then having them all complain about not being paid,” Gibbard said in an interview for The Daily Beast. “That’s why this thing is going to fail miserably.” Gibbard was apparently unimpressed with Tidal’s star-studded launch in March which featured music artists Madonna, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Usher and Deadmau5, as well as Mrs. »
- Joe Otterson
Andy Chen, the CEO of Tidal’s parent group Aspiro, acquired by Jay Z in February, is being replaced. The interim successor is former CEO Peter Tonstad, who has been with the company since 2010. In a statement, Tonstad says: I believe in Tidal and what the team is doing to affect the change the music industry needs. We're streamlining the company and refocusing our resources to ensure the platform continues to grow, and listeners can make a connection to their favorite artists. No one else is doing this. At the moment, very few people share his faith. Artists including Mumford & Sons, Steve Albini, and Ben Gibbard have all been publicly critical of Tidal and its high-profile shareholders' plea for $20 a month for "lossless sound." It's the steepest price on the streaming market, and when the wealthiest pop stars in the world ask fans to pay more money for something that, »
- Lauretta Charlton
Once upon a time, filmmakers Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola were married. While fitting the dreams of film hipster heaven, their marriage ended long before the Internet could freak out about their seemingly perfect union, not unlike the way it did during the twee super marriage of Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Zoe Deschanel (it, too, didn't last). "It's not Spike," Coppola insisted in 2003 about Giovanni Ribisi’s portrayal of a character in “Lost In Translation” many felt was a dig at her ex-husband. "But there are elements of him there, elements of experiences. There are elements of me in all the characters." Regardless, people have drawn lots of parallels between Coppola’s “Lost In Translation” and Jonze’s 2013 film, “Her,” starring Joaquin Phoenix. Video essayist Jorge Luengo Ruiz has gone one step further and created “Lost in Translation // Her: An Unloved Story,” a beautiful video »
- Edward Davis
In the early '00s, the band Death Cab for Cutie became synonymous with a sort of muted adolescent angst. Lead singer Ben Gibbard, whose gentle voice lends a childlike quality to the music, often used opaque lyrics to capture the mystifying passions of young love. The new Death Cab for Cutie album, Kintsugi, is somewhat of a departure. Gibbard's lyrics are more direct and authoritative. It's an album for adults. That said, at 38, Gibbard looks back fondly at the songs from those early Death Cab years. Vulture spoke with him recently about his favorite tracks from the band’s catalogue. It wasn't easy to pick just one song from each record, he said. "They're all my children," but these are a few of the highlights."The Face That Launched 1000 Shits," Something About Airplanes (1998) It’s a song that was written by our friend Jay Chilcote from the Revolutionary Hydra, »
- Lauretta Charlton
Death Cab For Cutie have been relatively generous ahead of their new album Kintsugi‘s release, offering the video for “Black Sun” and live previews of many of the tracks. Now they’ve shared the studio version for one of the songs they played back last month during a show in their hometown of Seattle. “No Room in Frame” is twangy slice of soft rock with vocalist Ben Gibbard’s vocals at the forefront. Related: Death Cab for Cutie Call the Shots in ‘Black Sun’ Video: Watch The song, like the rest of the album, features guitar work from recently departed founding member and producer Chris Walla. Coincidentally or not, it has a sentimentality. “We’ll both go on being lonely with someone else,” Gibbard sings. Kintsugi, the band’s first album since 2011’s Codes and Keys, is due out March 31. »
- Marissa G. Muller - Radio.com
Zooey Deschanel's fiancé Jacob Perchenik proposed to her the day after she took a pregnancy test. The 'New Girl' star, who recently announced she is expecting her first child with Jacob Perchenik, was shocked when he went down on bended knee after she told him the happy news. A source said: ''The day after Zooey revealed she was pregnant Jacob told her he wanted to marry her. It's been a whirlwind romance, but they're totally on the same page about their future.'' The 35-year-old actress is very excited to marry the 42-year-old producer and may even walk down the aisle with a baby bump. The insider told the Us edition of Ok! magazine: ''They're madly in love. She can't wait to start their next chapter.'' Zooey was previously married to Death Cab for Cutie vocalist Ben Gibbard for three years until 2012. Following their divorce, she »
For six beautiful seasons, Parenthood made us feel so many feels—actually make that all of the feels. From the glorious highs and the devastating lows, we've shed tears of joy and despair along with the Braverman family of the NBC drama. Before we bid farewell to the Jason Katims' beloved series, it's only fitting that we countdown to some of Parenthood's most gut-wrenching and tear-jerking moments. Grab your tissues for this one because you’re about to full-on ugly cry.
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Max Braverman's struggle with Asperger's syndrome is a narrative that plays out through the entire series and guides many of Adam and Kristina's most emotional storylines. But it's in the show's pilot episode when Adam acknowledges Max's condition for the first time to Zeek— "Dad, there's something wrong with my son" — that brings the waterworks everytime. But in true »
Pechenik popped the question on Saturday, People reports.
The news comes just one week after the 35-year-old actress revealed that she and Pechenik are expecting their first child.
Deschanel and Pechenik are due to welcome their baby in the summer.
"New Girl" is about to get a new girl (or boy)!
"Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one," the 34-year-old actress told People of her exciting baby news.
Jacob, 42, a producer, and Zooey began dating in mid-2014.
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The New Girl is expecting a new baby!
Just over a month after her sister Emily Deschanel confirmed she's pregnant with baby no. 2, Zooey Deschanel's rep confirms to Et that the 34-year-old actress and her beau Jacob Pechenik, 42, also have a baby on the way!
Photos: Stars Share Pics of Their Adorable Tots
"Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one," Zooey told People. She and her producer boyfriend have been dating since mid-2014 after the actress divorced Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard back in 2012.
Zooey's pregnancy may come as a surprise to anyone who read her interview in the August 2014 issue of InStyle. The She & Him songstress told the women's magazine that she despises answering questions about starting a family. "When I was married, that was the first thing people wanted to know »
10 items from 2015
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