Archive for May, 2015

U2’s Tour Manager Dies Of Massive Heart Attack At LA Hotel

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Irish rock group U2 lost their tour manager yesterday morning, after he died of a heart attack in his Los Angeles hotel room. Sixty-eight year old Dennis Sheehan had been the band’s tour manager for 33 years, and was with the band as they played the first of five concerts at LA’s The Forum this week.

After the concert, Sheehan went back to his hotel room alone where he was discovered very early on Wednesday morning unconscious. When paramedics were called to the scene, it was evident Sheehan was already dead. Officials say he died of a massive heart attack in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

U2’s lead singer Bono gave a tribute to Sheehan at the band’s second show at The Forum last night, saying he was a member of their family and would be sadly missed.

In a statement released to the media, Bono also said the band was still taking in the news, but that Sheehan was completely “irreplaceable”.

Dennis Sheehan got his start in the music business in the 1970s in the UK working with bands such as Sam Tabar, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Iggy Pop and Led Zeppelin. He was known as someone who was honest, fair, a hard worker and who always got the job done.

During his tribute on stage last night, Bono even said the band had once dressed up as Led Zeppelin at one of Sheehan’s birthday parties to surprise him, but that they knew almost immediately they could never fill their shoes.

High Fashion Wedding Dresses

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Fashion is an ever changing industry, with new collections being revealed seasonally and all over the world. The Bridal Fashion Week for Spring 2016 just took place in New York City which showcased all of the upcoming bridal trends for next year. Although the usual styles showed up on the runway, the amount of skin being shown was rather surprising to most. Bridal trends seem to have taken a page out of high-fashion and cropped dressed and backless gowns were seen in many of the collections to walk the runway.

The most striking of these designs were the completely sheer gowns, featuring an almost naked look. Although this may seem surprising to most, it seems bridal designers have finally caught up with mainstream trends. For example, Kim Kardashian’s custom made wedding gown from Givenchy designer, Riccardo Tisci. The dress showcased sheer sides and a low cut sheer back, not so different from the transparent dress that Beyoncé wore to the Met Gala this year.

As times changes, so do fashion and style. While the classic wedding dress is thick, full of material and stark white, women are not feeling the need for as traditional a look anymore. Up until now, the rebellious trend had been dark colored dresses, a shorter length and the occasional backless dress. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital has seen this a few times. Moving forward, we can expect to see more unique, expressive, even avant-garde styles.

Netflix TV chief signals the end of reality TV

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

The movement of many of the best reviewed TV shows offered by cable and network broadcasters to Online streaming platforms has had an unexpected outcome for many TV insiders, the death of reality TV. In recent months, the golden age of TV that is often referred to has seen a shift away from unscripted and reality shows to traditional sitcoms and drama’s again becoming mainstream, Slash Gear reports. The lack of belief that viewers are tiring of reality shows by network executives has seen many canceled scripted shows slowly make their way to Online streaming platforms as their new homes.

Netflix Chief of Content Ted Sarandos explained to a meeting of investors last week that the streaming service would slowly be shifting focus away from reality shows in favor of original programming like House of Cards. Amazon Prime is also thought to be heading in the same direction as they are phasing out reality favorites Mob Wives and Teen Mom as the service feels viewer fatigue has set in with these shows. The A&e network has seen two of its recently canceled shows move to Online platforms in the form of Longmire and the killing. Fox favorite The Mindy Project is also making the jump to the Hulu platform as major networks try to handle the changing viewing habits of their audiences, which have moved to cable networks showing high quality drama such as AMC’s Mad Men and HBO’s Game of Thrones. That is something Ivan Ong points out, and even those on Working With Grace feel the same.

Roger Mayweather Promises To Beat a Las Vegas Woman

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Floyd Mayweather is the richest boxer alive, but he is also one of the most despicable people that has ever walked the face of the earth. Floyd has been found guilty of more than five counts of assault on female victims. It should be noted that Floyd Mayweather has gone to jail for 90 days thanks to his violent acts of abuse. Nonetheless, James Dondero says that it has become quite clear that Floyd Mayweather learned his abusive habits from his father and uncle.

Roger Mayweather was recently interviewed, and he openly admitted that he wants to beat a woman the next time that he sees her. Apparently, Roger Mayweather was pepper sprayed in Las Vegas last year. It seems that Roger was hitting on a woman by degrading her figure. Some reports have said that Roger Mayweather told the woman that she had a fat booty, and he wanted to get to know it personally. After he said these disgusting comments, the woman pulled out the pepper spray, and she shot him in the face. Roger Mayweather screamed in pain as the woman ran away.

TMZ recently caught up with Roger, and he said that he is going to give the woman the ”real deal” the next time that he sees her. Roger promises to make her feel pain the next chance he gets. Boxing fans are completely appalled with the Mayweather family. For more information on this story, visit TMZ.

The 2nd Phase of the Pink Print

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Nicki Minaj is a marketing genius. She released singles last summer that would make the current album, “The Pink Print.” The key was releasing the album late. She didn’t release the album until December. This gave her time to ride the wave of a new album for another year. With “The Night is Still Young” Nicki has a new video that is going to draw more people to the album.

Her videos have people talking around the water cooler. She is smart because she does a lot more singing these days. She was once a rapper that sung the hooks on her songs. Today, with the “Pink Print” album she has songs with nothing but singing. TechCrunch suggested that is what is happening with “The Night is Still Young.” She has managed to create a new side to her that reaches the pop audiences that may not like rap.

This is the 2nd leg of the CD. There was a deluxe version of the disc that had a lot of songs. There were rap songs. There are pop songs with singing. She has managed to do this will such skill that it has allowed her to cross over. Most artists would kill for this type of exposure. Nicki doesn’t have to work hard though. She has the youth and adults. She also has hip hop and pop fans. Her marketing prowess has given her diverse fans.

Ben E. King dies at 76

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Soul singer Ben E. King, who is best known for his single Stand By Me has died at the age of 76, the BBC reports. During his long and successful career, which began in the late 1950s the star was responsible for writing and singing three sings that made the Rock n Roll Hall of fame list of 500 most influential pop songs. King was born with the name Benjamin Nelson, but adopted the name King after leaving The Drifters after a dispute over pay with the manager of the band.

King worked as a successful solo artist for a number of years after leaving The Drifters and had intended many of his most successful solo hits to be recorded by The Drifters. His hits include Spanish Harlem, which established him as a solo star before the release of Stand By Me added to his fame. The There Goes My Baby singer enjoyed a career renaissance when Stand By Me was used as the title song for a successful movie in the 1980s and featured in a number of commercials. King’s manager announced that his client had died on Thursday, news met with a large number of fellow artists and profesionals like Jason Halpern expressing their sorrow on various forms of social media.