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Gaslight Anthem, Passion Pit, Brandi Carlisle, Amazonian Fish   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, July 16, 2012 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE SHINS drop a clip for "It's Only Life."

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

PASSION PIT is advance streaming Gossamer.

PURITY RING is advance streaming Shrines.

BRANDI CARLISLE played a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.

ROGER McGUINN performs "King of the Hill" -- a song about "Papa" John Phillips -- for Carson.

PAUL McCARTNEY joined BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN in Hyde Park, only to be silenced after defying the sound curfew.  Little Steven Van Zandt was not amused.

DIRTY PROJECTORS: Amber Coffman talks to Spinner about the inner workingsof the band, how Bjork likes to party, and more.

KISS tell their rock'n'roll tale in their own words.

THE JAM: A sculpture tribute to the band was unveiled in Surrey by its drummer, Rick Buckler.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Ice Age: Continental Drift tops the chart with 46 million -- a bit higher than tracking numbers predicted, arguably lower thanpast installments (Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which was released over the July 4 weekend in 2009 earned 41.7 million Friday-to-Sunday, but had a five-day gross of 66.7 million).  Even so, Ice Age flicks are relatively cheap for animation and rake in tons more on licensing.  The Amazing Spider-Man places with 35 million on an okay 43.6 percent drop; it brreaks the 200 million mark, butas The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, this will likely be the first Spidey to fall short of 300 million domestic.  Ted shows with another 22.1 million on a leggy 31 percent drop; it's close to 160 million domestic on a 50 million budget.  Brave, facing competition from Ice Age, brings in 10.7 million; its domestic total stands around 195 million and will likely finish at around 225 million, just ahead of Wall-E.  Magic Mike rounds out the Top 5 with another 9 million and 91.9 million against the studio's 7 million distribution deal.

RYAN REYNOLDS & BLAKE LIVELY: Married?

SYLVESTER STALLONE's son Sage apparently died of a pill overdose and was not found for three days.

TOM CRUISE & KATIE HOLMES: Come September, Suri Cruise will attend an all-girls school in New York City.

LINDSAY LOHAN's brakes couldn't have failed last month before she slammed her Porsche into an 18-wheeler.

SEAN PENN completed his 36 hours of anger management classes, after blowing up on a photographer in L.A. back in 2009. Only took years!

DJANGO UNCHAINED: A prequel to Shaft?

THE 50 BEST MOVIES You've Never Seen, according to Entertainment Weekly. I've seen only eight of them, iirc.

THE UNITED STATES: Parviz Khaki, an Iranian citizen, and Zongcheng Yi, a resident of China, were indicted on conspiracy charges for attempting to provide Iran with US materials for gas centrifuges used in enriching uranium.

PAKISTAN: Tough new visa rules have sparked a wedding rush, with couples racing to beat a deadline for bringing husbands and wives to Britain.

AFGHANISTAN: A suicide bomber killed a prominent Afghan member of parliament, the western zone police commander, a provincial intelligence chief, and several senior Afghan officials, in an attack at a wedding in Samangan.

AN AMAZONIAN FISH WITH TEETH, said to bite men's testicles, turns up in Illinois. Just when you thought it was safe.

A BABY DEER whose mother likely was killed by a car in Bellingham, WA, was rescued by a trooper and taken to an Arlington wildlife rescue center.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: An estimated 4000 Arizona Public Service customers lost power for nearly 45 minutes Friday morning after a militant squirrel got into a Cave Creek substation.

A DOG AND A SPIDER were held as part of a string of bizarre crimes in Leavenworth, KS.

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