Monday, August 31, 2015

One, Two, He's Coming For You...Wes Craven

The Man of Your Nightmares
Wes Craven
"The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself" - Wes Craven

One of my favorite filmmakers, Wes Craven has passed away. He directed Meryl Streep in her Oscar Nominated role in Music of the Heart and one of my favorite popcorn thrillers Red Eye with Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy.

However he will always be known for his works of horror, most notably the high profile Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream films. 

I remember when both came out. Each was heralded as contributing something unique to the horror genre.

Scream with it's unique blend of wit and scares revived horror movies at a time when the genre was pretty much dead.

As a huge horror fan I thought I had seen it all, but nothing could have prepared me for the opening scene of Drew Barrymore being stalked and ultimately murdered. It was truly frightening on every level you could imagine, her dying merely feet away from her parents gasping for air and trying to get their attention will stay with me forever!

A Nightmare on Elm Street was notorious for making people afraid to dream. It truly was the stuff sweet dreams aren't made of.

R.I.P. 

Wes on IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000127/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Anything Goes: The VMA's

Get Your Tongue Off My VMA Miley Cyrus!
"Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!" - Bette Davis as Margo Channing in All About Eve

That's right MTV's Video Music Awards are on tonight with Our Lady of Cyrus, Miley hosting. So that means anything can happen when she hits the stage and as you know, anything will!

Executive producers have been proactive and prepared a delay for her and lots of wide shots for audience reactions. Way to work those ratings people!

With live performances by Nicki Minaj, Macklemore, Pharrell Williams, Tori Kelly and many more planned it is a music lovers buffet.

Aside from the hostess with the mostess, or is it host with the most, sorry Miley I know you have stated you feel more like a guy than a girl in the past...the other wild card of the evening will be the coming of Yeezus!

That's correct, Kanye West will be accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, prepare thyself. 

Here's hoping Taylor Swift makes an appearance during that moment and there's no Bad Blood!

Tune in or be square to the MTV Video Music Awards tonight at 9/8c on MTV, duh!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Something "Wicked" This Way Comes

 Photo By  Andrew Macpherson
ROCKER CHRIS ISAAK SCHEDULED TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF ORIGINAL TUNES IN SIX YEARS
FIRST COMES THE NIGHT
OUT NOVEMBER 13TH ON VANGUARD RECORDS
 

ISAAK TO PERFORM AT 9TH  ANNUAL ACM HONORS LIVE IN NASHVILLE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST 

"Wicked!" Chris Isaak is performing in Nashville on September 1st! I have seen Mr. Isaak live and he's da bomb! He also has an album of new music coming in November - 'tis the season of Chris Isaak...!
                                                          
Chris Isaak’s  new album  FIRST COMES THE NIGHT  produced by Paul  Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum), Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell) and longtime Isaak collaborator Mark Needham will be released on Vanguard Records on November 13th. Recorded primarily in Nashville and Los Angeles, FIRST COMES THE NIGHT is Isaak’s 13th studio album consisting of 12 new songs.  A second configuration - a deluxe version with five additional cuts - will be released simultaneously.  It is Isaak’s first recording of all original songs in over six years. FIRST COMES THE NIGHT is the follow up release to Isaak’s critically acclaimed 2011 BEYOND THE SUN, his breathtaking tribute album to Sun Records, Sam Phillips and the visionary artists who helped shape the early sounds of rock n’ roll.
 
Commented Isaak on his upcoming album: “I totally enjoyed recording in Nashville – a city filled with terrific musicians and what an honor to work with such great producers.  As for the new songs, I like to mix it up so there’s some dark ones, funny ones and romantic ones. You have to absolutely play these songs after the break up while you’re cleaning the house.”
 
With a stellar reputation as one of the best and funniest live performers out there, Isaak, a non-stop touring, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, actor and talk show host is heading to Australia momentarily to take on the role as one of the panel judges on the new season of X Factor Australia.
 
Isaak’s vocal style has garnered enormous acclaim and his songs have been featured in numerous films including “Blue Velvet,” “Married to the Mob” and “Wild at Heart.”  His vast repertoire of long-running hits include “Wicked Game,” “Forever Blue,” “Baby did a Bad Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying.” He has appeared on many TV shows – most recently “Hot in Cleveland”, has acted in several films and starred in Showtime’s The Chris Isaak Show and the Chris Isaak Hour on the Biography Channel.

This Tuesday, September 1st, Isaak is scheduled to perform on the 9th Annual ACM Honors taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.


Get "Wicked" with Chris at: http://www.chrisisaak.com/

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Truth About Krista Allen

Krista Allen
One "Significant Mother"
The lovely and talented Krista Allen is currently starring in Significant Mother airing Mondays on  the CW, that is one of the absolutes you know about her.

But there is something you may not know, a truth that may catch you off guard, but one that will make you laugh.

Yes, that's correct Krista is quite witty and her Facebook posts nail whatever subject she addresses.

Any time that Ms. Allen posts on Facebook is a day I LMFAO! Hey, she's a giver who is always there for her friends, gotta love that!

Recently she came up with a comment that should be considered that last word on how to explain PMS to a man. Yep, guys this should nail it for you, and to all to women reading I am sure you will concur. 

Now that I've built your anticipation here is the quote verbatim, Krista Allen with the final word on the monthly visit.

"Last night, I cried during Snakes On A Plane. If anyone wants to know what PMS feels like, now you know."

Hilarious! T.G.I.F! 

Find out more truths about Krista at: 
https://twitter.com/KristaAllenXO
https://instagram.com/kristaallenxo/?hl=en

Thursday, August 27, 2015

15 Minutes: Kristen Taekman

Look We're Jogging, Yeah Right...
Tori Spelling & Kristen Taekman

Your star is fading, you are officially the most Boring Housewife of  New York City who was only mildly interesting the first season you were on because your husband was condescending and rude to you.

This season there are no scenes with your spouse and you simply become like a gnat, annoying, but quite insignificant.

What do you do Kristen Taekman? You want to be signed for another season, you need to do something that will make you an asset...here is what she did.

1) The Ashley Madison scandal is big news, latch onto it.

2) People will believe your husband Josh Taekman is a member if you say he is given his past behavior to you on The Real Housewives of New York City.

3) Was Josh really a member? Maybe, but it really does not matter.

4) Stand by your man, because that secures even more publicity and public scrutiny.

5) Lastly be seen "jogging" with Tori Spelling who noTORIously aired her and Dean McDermott's cheating woes in a reality show too - in what was clearly a set up photo op, to lend credibility to the situation. 

Hey you might even get your own show to do the same.

Any questions? I didn't think so. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Get Some "Soul" At Sea


2016 SOUL TRAIN CRUISE SELLS OUT 

Cruise Franchise Is The Latest StarVista LIVE Series
To Reach Capacity Long Before Sail Date

 

Did you know there was a "Soul Train" cruise?! Neither did I, heck I wouldn't even think anyone remembered the show? You learn something new all the time...

StarVista LIVE announces that their 2016 Soul Train Cruise has officially sold out. The 2016 Soul Train Cruise voyage sold out faster than all predecessors, reaching capacity more than five months prior to its Caribbean departure on January 30, 2016. The cruise will include performances by the greatest names in R&B music and features special guest, the iconic Smokey Robinson. The 2016 Sailing also includes The O’Jays, The Whispers and more, along with exclusively curated on board experiences that bring fans up close and personal with the stars performing on the ship. The Soul Train Cruise is the latest in a string of popular live entertainment travel experiences that StarVista LIVE has launched in the past five years, joining the Malt Shop Memories CruiseThe Country Music Cruise and their newest, the Flower Power Cruise.

“We are thrilled with how quickly StarVista LIVE has become one of the cruise industry’s greatest success stories,” says Mike Jason, StarVista LIVE Vice President of Live Entertainment. “Three of our franchises (Malt Shop Memories Cruise, The Country Music Cruise and Soul Train Cruise) consistently sell out months in advance and our newest, the 2016 Flower Power Cruise, was just launched this year and is well on its way to being the fourth. Fans have turned out in droves for the star-studded performances and special events and activities we develop just for them that bring them close to the artists throughout the journeys and create new memories that are every bit as vivid and lasting as the ones that brought them on the ship in the first place.” Soul Train Cruise Creator and Executive Producer Michael Mitchell adds, “This year, StarVista LIVE came into its own and with it the success of The Soul Train Cruise. The vision for the cruise has been non-wavering, breaking through to firmly establish it as a must-do vacation. With a new ship, The Celebrity Constellation, all new ports of call never before visited on any Soul Train Cruise and a fantastic lineup featuring the iconic Smokey Robinson, The O’Jays, The Whispers, Billy Ocean, and more… the 2016 cruise will be better than ever.”

In response to the overwhelming success of the current StarVista LIVE cruise franchises, several new concepts are in development and will be announced in the coming months. Each travel experience will feature the top-of-the-line entertainment and events, luxury and service that StarVista LIVE has become renowned for.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Go Pink Flamingo With Shay Mitchell!

Shay Mitchell Sunning Pink Flamingo Style
What would we do without Instagram? We would never find photos of celebrities enjoying summertime, naturally.

So here I am checking out pages and what to my computer strained eyes did appear? Why Pretty Little Liars Shay Mitchell and one inflatable Pink Flamingo hanging in the sun!

What?! Why do I follow Shay on the internet? Because those who know me know what a huge Pretty Little Liars fan I am - and Shay is terrific as Emily Fields on the show!

Not to mention she looks amazing in this shot, but that goes without saying, I mean seriously the word "Pretty" in the title of the show says it all.

The mind does wonder what draws Shay to flamingos, is she a John Waters fan perhaps?

Hmmmmmmmmm....

Follow Shay on Instagram, because I said so at:

https://instagram.com/shaym/

Sunday, August 23, 2015

American Horror Story: Funny Girls?

Barbra and me. What a completely amazing woman. #Funnygirls
Is It Really Funny? Time Will Tell...

Things are heating up on the American Horror Story: Hotel set in a seemingly cryptic post on her Instagram, Lady Gaga released this photo with the abovementioned caption.

While both of these women are totes on the amazing scale, it gives one pause to wonder...is the ultimate diva Ms. Barbara Streisand going to be making a cameo on this AHS season of Hotel?

Or did she simply drop by the set to visit since it was in her neighborhood to show her respect to the new generation of Diva, Lady Gaga, passing the torch? The brain does wander and wonder.

Respect between two mega stars? Or co-stars in love?

Time will tell...

For late breaking news on AHS: Hotel follow Lady Gaga on Instagram at:

https://instagram.com/ladygaga/

KALA is TIME



Trevor Hall's latest, KALA is out now! KALA means TIME in Sanskrit as you can hear Trevor delineate time and it's essence on each track on the album.

KALA is currently #2 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Perfect!

Here is a message from the artist himself: 

Dear Villagers

I am extremely excited and very happy to announce that my new album entitled “KALA” is officially released to the masses! I am so grateful to everyone who worked so hard on making this release possible. KALA is a very important album for me and the journey in making it has had a profound and humbling impact on my life. I hope you enjoy it! Go get it! Go share it! Play it loudly EVERYWHERE :)

You heard the man get yourself a copy and take a journey with Trevor, it will be great, trust me!

Enjoy the space and time of KALA at:

ITunes:

Amazon:

Limited Edition KALA Bundles:

Saturday, August 22, 2015

In Bed With Jennifer Lawrence & Kris Jenner

We're Just Reading!
Kris Jenner & Jennifer Lawrence
Busted! Kris Jenner was caught in bed with Jennifer Lawrence by Jenner's boyfriend Corey Gamble who documented the tryst by taking a photo. 

And Kris took to her Instagram with the image and this caption: "Happy Birthday you piece of s--t... God I love you #Jenniferlawrence.Thanks for making this night a night to remember.....even if we did get caught... I love you Happy Birthday Gorgeous!!! #Bible #momager #doll."

Jennifer turned a ripe old 25 this past week, in case you didn't know. 

Ms. Lawrence is a reality TV addict! She has admitted to watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians and loving it! Also remember her visit to Lisa Vanderpump's Pump in West Hollywood where she and friends acted out scenes from Vanderpump Rules?

Need we extrapolate more?! Lawrence has yet to comment on this photo, but I am sure when she does it will be a doozy!


Jennifer Lawrence on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/JenniferLawrence

Friday, August 21, 2015

Film Buff Friday: Forbidden Zone


Forbidden Zone was one of the most notorious indie films that I saw in my cinematic formative years. I am excited for this Ultimate Edition coming out in September!

Not to mention it stars the late great Susan Tyrell who I had the pleasure of hanging out with, but that's a story for another place and time...


Richard Elfman's
FORBIDDEN ZONE  the  ULTIMATE EDITION
The "Citizen Kane" of underground movies!

Coming on September 29th
Digital, DVD, Blu-ray, and Soundtrack Packages

Richard Elfman's Forbidden Zone, starring Herve Villechaize (Fantasy Island) and Susan Tyrell (Fat City, Cry-Baby) and featuring original music by Danny Elfman, will make it's way to the home video market on September 29th in various forms including Digital, DVD, Blu-ray, and soundtrack packages. Each edition contains the black and white and color transfers of the film.

In the film sexy Frenchy falls into an insane underworld ruled by a horny little king and his jealous queen. Chicken-boy comes to the rescue, only to have his head cut off by the soul-singing Devil himself--played by Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Frog butlers, topless princesses and rioting school kids sing and dance in unforgettable musical numbers by Danny Elfman, Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker and other greats. Forbidden Zone is truly a ground-breaking, fun-filled timeless classic!
Elfman says:
"Forbidden Zone, the Ultimate Edition is coming shortly to DVD and Blu-ray from my good friends at MVD Entertainment. For the first time ever we include both the original black & white plus the new color version--all in sterling hi-def and state-of-the-art sound mix. There's a terrific booklet and loads of bonus features (including an utterly insane introduction by some idiot who looks a lot like me). I'm very proud of this best ever Forbidden Zone release! Officially Elfo-recommended!"

Bonus Materials
 - Audio commentary with director Richard Elfman and writer-actor Matthew Bright
 - "A Look into Forbidden Zone" featuring extensive behind the scenes documentary featuring interviews and archive footage, including scenes from Elfman's lost film "The Hercules Family."
 - Outtakes and Deleted Scenes
 - Original Theatrical Trailer
 - Wild new video intro by Richard Elfman with teaser clip of upcoming Forbidden Zone 2.

Pre-Order:  http://bit.ly/1PotsaR

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1E7cTQ1  

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hit 72K For Cancer With The "Dear Jack" Foundation

ANDREW MCMAHON’S DEAR JACK FOUNDATION LAUNCHES THE 72K CHALLENGE

 
Celebrating 10 Years Cancer-Free DJF Founder Andrew McMahon starts initiative to raise $1 for every young adult diagnosed with cancer annually

Cancer has touched almost every one of our lives - Join musician and founder of "Dear Jack" Andrew McMahon in helping to kick cancer's ass!  

 The Dear Jack Foundation (DJF), the non-profit organization that advocates for and supports initiatives that directly benefit adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer, and founder Andrew McMahon are launching “The 72K Challenge” – a fundraising campaign designated to raise $1 for each young adult that is diagnosed with cancer every year.

 
The 72K Challenge, open until Dec. 31 on DearJackFoundation.com, aims to aid the 72,000 newly-diagnosed AYA patients in the United States ranging from the ages of 15 to 39. While many consider these to be the most formative years of a person’s life, this population suffers a well-documented deficit in research and attention from the cancer community. This shortfall has led to a 30-year stagnation in the improvement of AYA survival rates compared to all other age demographics.
 
 

McMahon experienced this first hand at 22, when he was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia during the peak of his career as the lead singer of the alternative band Jack’s Mannequin.  This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the stem cell transplant that saved his life and since then he has dedicated himself to helping youths suffering from this illness. Currently, McMahon is using the success of his hit single, “Cecilia in the Satellite,” from his eponymous album Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness to help draw awareness to this massive effort. The song is an ode to his one and a half year old daughter Cecilia, a child he feared he wouldn’t be able to have after his diagnosis. 
 
“Ten years ago this August, I was transplanted with life-saving stem cells. When I first heard the words, ‘You have cancer,’ I never could have imagined what was to follow,” said McMahon. “The trajectory of a life is forever altered by those three loaded words. Unlike many friends I’ve met along the way, I survived to tell my story and use this new life to advocate for those who are hearing those difficult words for the first time.”
 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
  • Donate on DearJackFoundation.com – every dollar counts
  • Spread the word with the hashtag, #DearJack72kChallenge 
  • Lend your social media presence to DJF on Thunderclap.com –a tool that lets our message be heard when you and your friends say it together. Think of it as an "online flash mob.” We can share the same message at the same time spreading it through Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.  Once we reach 500 people supporting The 72K Challenge our message will launch together! Join the 72K Challenge on Thunderclap here: http://thndr.it/1NrxX3I 
  • Look for more information on-site during The Wilderness Politics Tour – Andrew’s North-American fall co-headline tour with New Politics featuring special guests The Griswolds and LOLO
For almost a decade, The Dear Jack Foundation has been tending to the AYA community, successfully raising over $700K for this group. DJF has worked hand in hand with philanthropic organizations to advocate on behalf of this underserved community.  Through the efforts of DJF, the organization has funded college scholarships, signed up over 1,400 individuals to the National Bone Barrow Registry; 23 of which have been potentially life-saving matches, funded one of the first AYA-specific medical fellowships out of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and provided AYA cancer patients and survivors with opportunities to attend adventure camps with their peers, to name a few. This year DJF will launch the first ever program wholly conceived, organized and funded by the organization - a series of one-day seminars targeting AYA cancer patients as they transition from treatment into survivorship.

The Dear Jack Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. Tax ID 45-2219082. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The "Batgirl" Of My Dreams

It's Batgirl!
Yvonne Craig
May 16 1937 - August 17, 2015
As a comic book loving kid Batman was my favorite! Needless to say I loved watching reruns of the classic Batman TV series growing up.

I was hypnotized by the beautiful technicolor and the exotic world of valiant heroes and colorful villains with monikers like The Penguin, The Joker and The Riddler.

There was also a character I loved from the comic books that did not join until the third and final season, Batgirl.

Batgirl was the alter ego of Commissioner Gordon's daughter Barbara Gordon. Actress Yvonne Craig, ahem, filled out the role quite nicely.

Yes, it's true I had a childhood girl crush on Batgirl!

She was tough, rocked a skin tight suit and knew how to kick ass! In fact Yvonne did her own stunts, which makes her portrayal of Batgirl all the more hot!

Recently Yvonne passed away due to complications from breast cancer. Although you have done many other roles you will always be the "Batgirl of my Dreams."

R.I.P. Dear Lady.

Yvonne on IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0186051/?ref_=nv_sr_3

Have A Holly, Dolly Christmas...!

Dolly's Coat Of One Color
'DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS' TO AIR THURSDAY, DEC. 10 (9-11 P.M.) 

NBC's Holiday Film Based on Iconic Country Singer's Remarkable Upbringing in Rural Tennessee 

Well it is almost September meaning Christmas is just around the corner and what a great gift to look forward too!
 
NBC has announced that its upcoming holiday film “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” will air Thursday, Dec. 10 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing. This once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith, and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Parton who she is today.

The film is set in the Tennessee Great Smokey Mountains in 1955. It is neither a biopic nor musical about Dolly’s whole life and performing career, but rather a family-oriented faith-based story about the incidents in her and her family’s life around the time she was 9 years old.

Three cast members were recently added to the production, which begins this week in Atlanta.

Jennifer Nettles will play Parton’s mother, Avie Lee Parton. Nettles is one of the most popular singer-songwriters in music today. As the lead singer of the duo Sugarland, Nettles has sold more than 22 million albums, achieved eight #1 singles and has won numerous awards, including trophies from the Grammys, AMAs, ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and CMA Awards. In addition, Nettles debuted her first solo album in 2014 which went to #1 on the country charts.

Adding theater actress to her already impressive resume, Nettles made her Broadway debut in February as Roxy Hart in the Tony Award-winning musical “Chicago.”

Gerald McRaney, one of the most respected actors of his generation, will play Grandpa Jake Owens. His career includes roles in several critically acclaimed television dramas — “Deadwood,” “Southland” and “House of Cards” — and he currently co-stars on the Western series “Longmire.” He will also co-star on the upcoming TNT series “Agent X.” McRaney was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast for both “Deadwood” and “House of Cards.”

Ricky Schroder will portray Dolly’s father, Lee Parton. Schroder has had a lengthy career dating back to when the actor was 9 years old and won a Golden Globe for his role in the heartfelt boxing film “The Champ.” He was SAG nominated both individually and as a member of the cast of the Emmy Award-winning police drama “NYPD Blue” and had a co-starring role in the Emmy-winning drama “24.”

As previously announced, Alyvia Alyn Lind will portray 9-year-old Dolly Parton. Alyvia most recently had a role in the Lifetime movie spoof “A Deadly Adoption,” with Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. She has also appeared in “Masters of Sex” and “Transparent.”

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is written by Pamela K. Long. She executive produces with Sam Haskell and Dolly Parton. The film is a production of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and DP Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
 
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I'm Going To Disneyland!

Lupita Nyong'o
"First trip to #Disneyland!!! #myfirstears. Mummy, this is for you! #d23expo @disneystudios," 

Oscar winner for 12 Years A Slave Lupita Nyong'o had quite the weekend. Like a virgin she went to Disneyland for the very first time.

Flashing a big smile for the camera Lupita proves the Magic Kingdom is the happiest place on earth.

She was also the unofficial Queen of the D23 Expo promoting her upcoming projects from the House of Mouse: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book and The Queen of Katwe.

Wow! No wonder she took a ride on Space Mountain!

Go Lupita at: https://instagram.com/lupitanyongo/

Monday, August 17, 2015

Try A Little "Tenderness"


Tenderness of the Wolves

I like my serial killers rare...


Fritz Haarmann, aka the Butcher of Hanover and the Vampire of Hanover, was a German serial killer responsible for the murders of two dozen boys and young men during the so-called 'years of crisis' between the wars. His case would partly inspire Fritz Lang's M, and its central character portrayed by Peter Lorre, as well as this forgotten gem from 1973. 

Tenderness of the Wolves treats the viewer to a few weeks in the company of a killer. Baby-faced and shaven-headed, in a manner that recalls both M and F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, Haarmann is a fascinating, repulsive figure. Using his status as a police informant to procure his victims, he dismembers their bodies after death and sells the flesh to restaurants, dumping the remainder out of sight. This isn't an easy film to watch, but it certainly gets under the skin... 

Produced by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (who also supplies a shifty cameo), Tenderness of the Wolves provided two of his regular actors with a means of expanding their careers. Ulli Lommel - later responsible for the infamous video nasty The Boogeyman - made his directorial debut, while Kurt Raab wrote the screenplay as well as delivering an astonishing performance as Haarmann.

Special Features:
-New high definition digital transfer prepared by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation
-High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
-Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio
-New translated English subtitles
-The Tender Wolf - a brand-new in-depth interview with director Ulli Lommel
-Brand-new interview with director of photography Jürgen Jürges
-Newly-filmed appreciation by film historian and expert on European horror cinema Stephen Thrower
-Theatrical trailer
-Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
-Illustrated booklet featuring new writing on the film by Tony Rayns

RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 20th

Pre-order at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1RMW6b7 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch

Let's Do Lunch
Lady Gaga & Jane Fonda
I love coming across photos of two stars who paths you would never imagine crossing enjoying a moment together.

This week the prize for my favorite goes to the legendary Jane Fonda and the amazing Lady Gaga.

Both were on hand to give out money at the annual Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Fonda & Gaga reportedly stole the show, and it is fitting that these two bigger than life personalities should engage in conversation and a photo op together.

Fonda is back in full force with her hit show Grace and Frankie with Lily Tomlin on Netflix and Gaga in the upcoming season of AHS, American Horror Story: Hotel.

Would love to have been a fly on the wall for the sound bites exchanged between these two!

Follow Fonda at; http://www.janefonda.com/

Go Gaga at: http://www.ladygaga.com/

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The End Of It All: John Tejada

It's The End of it All with John Tejada, Not!
Photo: Juan Mendez

The End of it All? Hardly it is only the beginning....


The End of It All, released in 2006 on Palette Recordings, is one of the most iconic John Tejada songs ever produced. It is instantly recognizable and has been played by top DJs of different genres the world over. Selling thousands of copies on vinyl, it hit #2 on the Beatport Overall Chart as well as garnering a lengthy stay on its Classics Chart. It’s been imitated, covered (unauthorized), and until now, only one official version was ever released. There have been multiple unreleased versions over the past 9 years, including a version Tejada performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with a 100-piece male chorus ( GMCLA) in the summer of 2010. 

The new 2015 mix originated as part of Tejada’s 2015 live hardware set that he has been touring around the globe. “Reactivation” and “Sheven” are two additional new works featured on the B side, which also originated from his 2015 live performances. They showcase Tejada’s strong sense for the dance floor. “Reactivation” is the result of a Casio CZ-101 and Roland TR-909 locking into a strong bassline-driven groove. “Sheven,” named for its use of a Roland SH-7, features a sickly sounding riff with punchy 909 drums.

This new release of The End of It All will continue to ensure the track's legacy as one of John Tejada's most valued classics. 

The new mix is out, now!

Hook-up with John at:
•  johntejada.bandcamp.com (lots of exclusive material both new & old)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Talk About Bum Cakes

Sharon Stone at 57!
Mark Abrahams/Harper's BAZAAR
"I'm aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks" - Sharon Stone, Harper's Bazaar Magazine

One of my favorite actresses and boundary pushers Sharon Stone suffered a serious cerebral hemorrhage in 2001 - Thus resulting her marriage at the time falling apart and loss of the custody of her son Rowan. When she walked out of the hospital she didn't recall how to read which makes acting way more difficult since there are lines to be memorized.

She could not even remember her lines during her guest stint on Law & Order: SVU.

That did not stop the Stone from staging an epic comeback that includes her interview in Harper's Bazaar with a nude, that's right nude, photo shoot.

Sharon looks amazing at 57, and by the way your ass is looking more rock hard than like a bag of flapjacks, just sayin'!

Glad to have you coming back I've missed me some Sharon Stone.

Sharon Stone on IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000232/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Thursday, August 13, 2015

If This Doesn't Scare You...

Get him out of here. He broke Stevie!
Lily Rabe
The most titillating piece of casting news from American Horror Story: Hotel was announced this week and it's insane, literally.

Lily Rabe is set to portray serial killer Aileen Wournos who will be the center piece of the AHS two part Halloween episode. Boo indeed!

Rabe will be amazing as the mentally unstable prostitute who killed her johns.

Charlize Theron won an Oscar for her portrayal of Wournos in Monster, I smell an Emmy for Rabe with this casting.

I already love Halloween and this gets me even more excited for the most wicked time of the year...!

Beware of Lily on IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1143816/?ref_=nv_sr_5

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Ministry of Margaret Cho

Band Of Gold
With Margaret Cho
With Marriage Equality in full force, Margaret Cho wants you to get married by her - in her contest Marry Me Margaret Cho!
You may be scratching your...saying, what?! Well FYI Margaret is an ordained minister, that's right she has herself a license to marry your ass! 
Check out what The Cho has to say about it if you want to enter: 
I’m excited to announce the #MarryMeMargaret campaign sponsored by Live Nation. I want to marry YOU – well, sort of, I want to get you two crazy kids onstage during my PsyCHO Tour which starts October 1 and I will serve as your officiant. Don’t worry I’m licensed to do so. Just imagine, by the power vested in me, you as willing participants will have a chance to unite your love officially onstage in front of hundreds of strangers.
Here’s how to enter:

Qualified participants must submit a homemade video between 0:15-0:30 seconds prior to the closing date for the show in their respective city. You must be present in the city in which you want to be married and be present on 
show date. The homemade video must answer the question: “Why I want you to #MarryMeMargaret.”
Each video (hereinafter “Submission” or “Entry”) must be uploaded to one of the Cho Sites and comply with the terms of conditions of the relevant site that the Entry is uploaded to.
Each Entry must use hashtag #MarryMeMargaret and Participant must tag their partner in the Entry and @MargaretCho in each Submission.
Each Entry may not be profane, offensive, pornographic, defamatory or inappropriate as determined by Sponsor (Sorry!).