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Celebrities / TV10.11.2014

Jan-Michael Vincent – Der traurige Verfall des “Airwolf”-Helden

Vier "Airwolf"-Staffeln mit insgesamt 79 Episoden strahlte CBS in den 1980er-Jahren aus, die in Deutschland bei Sat.1 zu sehen waren. Vincent war so etwas wie der Brad Pitt seiner Zeit: Er war schön und erfolgreich, hatte viel Geld, er hatte Frauen. Mehr als 200.000 Dollar zahlte ihm der Sender pro Folge, so viel wie keinem anderen TV-Star damals. Doch von dem Vermögen und dem Ruhm ist nichts mehr übrig. Ein neues Video zeigt den ehemaligen Star in einem traurigen Zustand. Ein Schock für diejenigen, die seine Abenteuer einst verfolgten.


Arts / Celebrities / Interviews / Sex08.10.2014

David Choe Tells Us Why He’s Giving Away $100,000 in a Scavenger Hunt

And I say, "Why don’t you pick?" And he goes, “What do you mean?” I go, “Look through my phone, here go ahead,” and he goes, “What do you mean?” I go, “Look,” and I show him the pictures, and his eyes were the biggest they’ve ever gotten. I go, “I have hundreds of girlfriends, just pick. You want me to get married so bad, I can’t pick any of them. This one is really good at sucking dick, this one does this for me, this one sucks my dick and then makes me dinner, this one can hold a conversation, this one’s really funny. I don’t know, I can’t pick one, but you really want me to get married.” I’m like, this is crazy, I’m having a real talk with my dad. So he goes, "This is crazy," and I go, “You know what, this feels fucking good.” So since Thanksgiving, I don’t lie to my parents anymore.


Celebrities / Humor / Movies24.02.2014

Harold Ramis: Ghostbusters’ Dr Egon Spengler was comedy’s GrandDude

To have created one of the most influential comedies of all time takes talent and luck; to have created at least three takes nothing less than genius. Harold Ramis, best known to millions of 80s kids as Dr Egon Spengler, who has died at the far too young age of 69, leaves behind an incomparable work of seminal comedies from the late 20th century. When Ramis’ granddaughter was born, he announced he didn’t want to be “Grandpa.” He wanted to be “GrandDude”. There was no need for him to clarify: Ramis always was and always will be the GrandDude of comedy.


Business / Celebrities / Music / Strange06.02.2014

Mamoru Samuragochi – Sinn für falsche Töne

Vielleicht ist der Fall von Mamoru Samuragochi so zu erklären, des angeblich gehörlosen Komponisten, der als "japanischer Beethoven" berühmt wurde und der am Mittwoch einräumen musste, dass er gar nicht selbst komponiert hat. Am Donnerstag hieß es dann, er sei wahrscheinlich nicht einmal taub. Bis dahin war der 50-jährige Samuragochi in Japan ein Star. Von seiner "Hiroshima-Sinfonie", mit der er die Opfer des Atombombenangriffs von 1945 ehren wollte, hat er mehr als 100 000 CDs verkauft; berühmt geworden war Samuragochi mit Filmmusik, auch Videospiele wie Resident Evil hat er mit klassischer Musik vertont. Das Wunder des tauben Komponisten brach mit einer dürren Pressemitteilung seines Anwalts zusammen. Samuragochi gebe bekannt, dass er seine Musik nicht selbst geschrieben habe. Seit fast 20 Jahren habe er einen namenlosen Ghost-Komponisten dafür bezahlt, "weil mein Gehör immer schlechter wurde". Dieser habe bei etwa der Hälfte seiner Werke mitkomponiert, ließ er erklären. Selber habe er jedoch "die Ideen" geliefert. Zunächst ließ Samuragochis Anwalt auch noch verlauten, der Ghost-Komponist wolle unerkannt bleiben. Seine "persönlichen Umstände" ließen es nicht zu, dass er sich äußere. Doch am Donnerstag zerstörte der Mann im Schatten in einer gut einstündigen Pressekonferenz dann endgültig den Mythos von "Japans Beethoven": Er habe entgegen Samuragochis Angaben in den vergangenen 18 Jahren alle Stücke allein geschrieben, erzählte der Teilzeit-Musiklehrer Takashi Niigaki, auch die hochgelobte Hiroshima-Sinfonie. Und mehr noch: "Vom ersten Tag an bis heute hatte ich nie das Gefühl, dass er taub ist."


Business / Celebrities / Music17.01.2014

Imagine Making $2000 A Day From Something You Did 30 Years Ago…

Songwriting for "Every Breath You Take" is credited 100% to Sting (credit by his birth name, Gordon Sumner). Sting took all the credit despite the fact that both fellow Police members Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers contributed to the song (drums and guitar riff, respectively). Andy Summers came up with the song's guitar riff after a particularly bitter argument with Sting. Sting eventually conceded and told Andy "go and make it your own". When Andy came back with an early formation of the now-famous guitar lick, the band knew they had a hit on their hands. Unfortunately, Andy Summers never pushed for his share of the song's credit. As the song's sole composer, Sting earns the vast majority of royalties when the song is played on the radio, sampled or included in something like a commercial or a movie. This fact alone should have been enough to make Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland furious in the early to mid 80s. But at some point they probably stopped losing sleep over their loss. Then came Puff Daddy. Unfortunately for Diddy, no one from Bad Boy Records (Diddy's label) thought to secure Sting's permission to sample the 1983 pop song for the updated 1997 remix. Had Diddy asked permission first, he likely would have been required to hand over 25% of I'll Be Missing You's publishing royalties to Sting. By forgetting to ask permission before the song was released, Sting was able to demand and receive 100% of the remix's publishing royalties.


Celebrities / Drugs / Music13.01.2013

The Lion Smokes Tonight

Snoop and Doctor Dina have collaborated to grow a practical strain just for him, one that he can smoke all day long without getting too zonked, and that's what we're looking at right now. Dina explains that it contains more Cannabis sativa than Cannabis indica, which ought to help keep Snoop from falling asleep during photo shoots. Snoop will later christen it "Snoop Lion Executive Branch."


Celebrities / Making-Of / Movies11.01.2013

Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie

An 11-page exposé about Lindsay Lohan and The Canyons, the Kickstarter-funded film written by Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Paul Schrader, co-starring porn heartthrob James Deen. The piece chronicles what a nice time everyone had on the short shoot—which took place over three weeks last July–with a lot of fond, funny anecdotes. Like the time Ms. Lohan took too many sleeping pills, locked herself in a closet, and refused to come out until Paul Schrader took off all his clothes.

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Celebrities / Interviews / Movies19.08.2012

Jean-Claude Van Damme: ‘I tried to play the system; I was blacklisted’

"I adopted a few dogs in Thailand, and he was one of them. Another dog was attacking him. He was full of scars, I don't know if they used him for fighting, so I called him Scarface. So I've got all this promotion, I've got [morning TV show] The View booked, the New York Times … They say, 'If you go there, the movie will do well.' But my dog is sick, he had a stroke. Brain stroke. So, clinically, he's dead. I go to the clinic and he's got tubes and everything. I love animals. I talk in his ear and I kiss him, and guess what? The fucker wakes up! We have to get him in a cage, so I get the biggest one, and I sleep there with him. What, I'm gonna promote JCVD? Who's JCVD? He's the guy we saw in the movie. Why change him in real life? So, Scarface was alive next to me. He had a tube in his penis, I had to change it. And now he's an amazing dog. He loves me like crazy. And JCVD's gone, but Scarface is here. And God paid me back with Expendables 2. Voilà."


Celebrities / Science26.05.2012

The Urge to Sext Naked Self-Portraits Is Primal

“The desire of the man is for the woman,” Madame de Stael famously penned, “The desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.” Being the center of sexual attention is a fundamental female turn-on dramatized in women’s fantasies, female-authored erotica, and in the cross-cultural gush of sultry self-portraits. Studies have found that more than half of women’s sexual fantasies reflect the desire to be sexually irresistible. In one academic survey, 47 percent of women reported the fantasy of seeing themselves as a striptease dancer, harem girl, or other performer. Fifty percent fantasized about delighting many men.

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Celebrities / Science15.05.2012

Why Nikolas Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived

Tesla actually worked for Edison early in his career. Edison offered him to pay the modern equivalent of a million dollars to fix the problems he was having with his DC generators and motors. Tesla fixed Edison's machines and when he asked for the money he was promised, Edison laughed him off and has this to say: "Tesla, you don't understand our American humor." Edison is a good example of a non-geek operating in a geek space.


Celebrities / Movies19.04.2012

‘Groundhog Day': My favorite Bill Murray story

“Bill had all these obvious resentments toward the production, so it was very hard for a time to communicate with him. Calls would go unreturned. Production assistants couldn’t find him. So someone said, ‘Bill, you know, things would be easier if you had a personal assistant. Then we wouldn’t have to bother you with all this stuff.’ And he said, ‘Okay.’ So he hired a personal assistant who was profoundly deaf, did not have oral speech, spoke only American sign language, which Bill did not speak, nor did anyone else in the production. But Bill said, ‘Don’t worry, I’m going to learn sign language.’ And I think it was so inconvenient that in a couple weeks, he gave that up. That’s anti-communication, you know? Let’s not talk.”


Arts / Celebrities30.03.2012

Karl Lagerfeld In 24 Hours

The first thing I do when I get up, I have breakfast. I have two protein shakes made for me by my doctor - they have a chocolate taste and no sugar, of course — and steamed apples. That's all. I don't like anything else in the morning. I never drink anything hot; I don't like hot drinks, very strange. I drink Diet Coke from the minute I get up to the minute I go to bed. I can even drink it in the middle of the night, and I can sleep. I don't drink coffee, I don't drink tea, I drink nothing else.


Arts / Celebrities / Media / Music14.03.2012

hatsune miku virtual japanese popstar

having just closed a 4-concert tour in tokyo, japanese pop star hatsune miku is among the most successful contemporary japanese performers, but she is also virtual: an avatar with a computer-programmed voice, who sings songs compiled of lyrics written by her fans.


Celebrities / Music08.03.2012

Rasputin, Ratbag, Syphilis – sind Namen von Keith Richards Hunden

26. In den Siebzigern ist es in den USA schwierig, an Heroinspritzen zu kommen. Richards bringt die Nadel durch den Zoll, indem er mit ihr eine Feder an seinem Hut befestigt, die Spritze selbst besorgt er sich im Spielzeugladen, als Teil eines Arztköfferchens für Kinder.

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Celebrities / Streetwear29.02.2012

Chloe’s Scene (The New Yorker, 1994)

Manhattan Diary about Chloe Sevigny, 19, who is a downtown trendsetter of the moment. She was in a Sonic Youth video, recently in Details, in a series of photographs by Larry Clark, who has just cast her in his new movie "Kids". Her first break came at 17, when she was picked for a Sassy shoot, and was asked to be a summer intern there. Around that time, she posed for a fashion spread in Paper. A stylist, Gabriel Feliciano, said, "People want to project their desire on one girl. She's smart enough to hold back, and that allows us all to project whatever we want to. I could go on and on about Chloe, but actually I know very little about her."



Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

"Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" ran in April 1966 and became one of the most celebrated magazine stories ever published, a pioneering example of what came to be called New Journalism -- a work of rigorously faithful fact enlivened with the kind of vivid storytelling that had previously been reserved for fiction.


Celebrities / Tittenfreitag / Videos04.03.2011

Megan Fox for Esquire

"I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl – Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands. She’s mesmerizing."


Celebrities / Crimes / Society26.02.2011

The Suspects Wore Louboutins

The most audacious burglary gang in recent Hollywood history–accused of stealing more than $3 million in clothing and jewelry from Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and other stars–appears to be a bunch of club-hopping Valley kids, motivated by vanity and celebrity-worship.