THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with GERRY GOFFIN, R.I.P.: Goffin, who collaborated with Carole King to write some of the biggest hits of the 1960s, songs that endured through generations and became classics, including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?,” “Up on the Roof,” “One Fine Day” and “The Loco-Motion,” died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75. The Goffin-King had a remarkable run of Top 40 hits: The Animals had a hit with “Don’t Bring Me Down.” The Monkees recorded “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” among several. Aretha Franklin reached the Top 10 with “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. They also had one infamous miss, 1962's "He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)".
JACK WHITE at Bonnaroo: downloadable as audio or video.
SHEARWATER is streaming its odds and sods collection, Missing Islands.
DONOVAN BLANC streams a self-titled debut
HOW TO DRESS WELL is streaming What Is This Heart?
CREAM sync into "I Feel Free" on the Beat Club in 1967.
BOB MOULD discusses his favorite LPs at length with The Quietus. Great choices and interesting commentary. Because Bob Mould, silly.
CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH: Alec Ounsworth updates Magnet on the state of the band.
JON PRATT, Pate's frontman, turns up on his Mr Sciencey day job in this Radolab podcast about the difficulty of maintaining the official weight of a kilogram.
IGGY POP declares Justin Bieber the "future of rock and roll." The explanation is obvious.
CUTOUT BIN: From Wilco to the Waitresses, from the Crystals to the Violent Femmes, from Jefferson Airplane to the Boomtown Rats, plus Dusty Springfield, Pink Floyd, the Stone Roses, the Smiths and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.
NOW SHOWING:This weekend's wide releases include: Jersey Boys, currently scoring 58 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and Think Like A Man Too, scoring 26 percent.
KIM KARDASHIAN talks about her marriage to Kanye West with MailOnline.
LADY GAGA scrapped a video since her co-star was once on trial for kiddie porn and her director is in a swirl of controversy over allegedly sexually assaulting or harassing his models.
LINDSAY LOHAN is preparing to make her theatrical debut in a West End production of Speed-the-Plow.
LUPITA NYONG'O is the cover story for the new Vogue.
THE ROCK talks to The Hollywood Reporter about rebooting his career into eight figures.
SAVED BY THE BELL gets an unauthorized biopic which will almost certainly be less racy than Dustin Diamond's book.
UKRAINE: The leaders of Ukraine and Russia talked peace on Thursday amid the longstanding tensions between the countries over the grinding unrest in eastern Ukraine.
IRAQ: Refinery workers, witnesses and an Iraqi Army officer reported the seizure of Iraq’s biggest oil refinery by Sunni extremists on Wednesday after army helicopter gunships failed to repel their attack. But other Iraqi officials, including the commander of the garrison defending the refinery in Baiji, asserted that fighting was still going on inside the extensive facility, shut down by the violence. US officials are indicating that Prime Minister Maliki must step down to resolve the crisis. The jihadist group bringing terror to Iraq overran a Saddam Hussein chemical weapons complex on Thursday, gaining access to disused stores of hundreds of tons of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin.
A BLIND DOG regains his sight.
SPIDERS kill and eat fish.
WHEN BEAVERS ATTACK, don't be in the kayak.
A MOOSE smashed through the windscreen of a packed coach as it travelled along a highway, stopping the mileage clock at the number of the beast - 666.6.