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With all the hype surrounding the controversial album cover, the upcoming short film and the ongoing "G.O.O.D. Fridays" project, there is one fascinating story that has gotten a bit lost in the run up to the release of Kanye West's new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. During the Los Angeles premiere of "Runaway," West revealed that the next single from the album (the third overall, after "Power" and "Runaway") will be a track called "All of the Lights," and it will feature a staggering list of guest stars. On that track, there are drop-ins from Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Elton John, Fergie, John Legend, The-Dream, Tony Williams, Kid Cudi, Charlie Wilson, Ryan Leslie and La Roux's Elly Jackson. "It's completely seamless and completely ghetto as f---," West said of the track.
Not only is that a huge number of collaborators for one song (that's 11 total, which »
- Kyle Anderson
West screened 35-minute film for friends and celebs in Los Angeles on Monday night.
By Kara Warner
Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images
Los Angeles — Judging by the way Kanye West has presented "Runaway" — first at screenings in Paris and London earlier this month, then in Los Angeles on Monday night, to be followed by other screenings in Chicago and New York before Saturday's premiere on MTV — the 35-minute film seems to be a true labor of love for the rapper.
On Monday, West continued the warm fuzzy vibe he started across the pond. Before the movie began, he thanked the audience — composed mainly of West's friends, fellow artists (celebs spotted: Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson, Ryan Phillippe) and industry insiders — and then introduced the film. West explained that "Runaway" is an initiative through which he can fully showcase all the songs on his upcoming album, »
Yes, here we go: it's time for the World Cup, one of the most divisive TV events in the calendar - a game of two halves (of the sofa). Dream viewing if you've had the month booked off since Germany 2006; a nightmare if you hate it and don't share the remote control with someone giving it 110% in the same non-football direction.
But let's say you wrestle control of a laptop or television (even if it's the portable in the kitchen). What will you watch instead of wall-to-wall football? It's the perfect opportunity, of course, to hole up with some box sets, play with the iPlayer, or get round to all those documentaries you've stockpiled (but not had time yet to watch). But if you fancy something from the TV schedules – and the many »
- Richard Vine
3 items from 2010
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