The Week In Music: Fight For Your Right To Cook
Is it an indication that a food show has run its course when an episode revolves around having to concoct desserts out of what the contestants find in Beastie Boy Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz' pantry? The Sept. 28 episode of Bravo's cooking competition show "Top Chef: Just Desserts" found contestants working with food items mentioned in Beastie Boys hits, such as pork and beans, cheddar cheese, bacon, and a 40 oz. bottle of beer, to create such presumably delectable desserts as pork & bean brownies and pine nut cream. Ad-Rock was also one of the judges, saying "You all freaked it, but one of you freaked it just a little more," declaring "chef Matt's" dessert of cornbread and mashed potato cheesecake with whiskey caramel and gravy foam the winner. Apparently, it didn't take a license to ill or a hot sauce committee to choose the winning dessert.
Sexy pop songstress Rihanna seems to be causing a little too much disturbia in Ireland this week. The four-time GRAMMY winner was reportedly ordered to stop the music when things got a little too risqué while filming the video for her song "We Found Love" in a barley field owned by farmer Alan Graham. Graham said he ordered the crew to stop filming after he spotted Rihanna stripping down to a bikini top. But according to Graham's wife, whose name was not revealed, Rihanna was giving off more than just a strip tease. "What she was doing became more inappropriate," said Mrs. Graham. "When she started to go topless…things were getting out of hand. There was a man as well, and the behavior was getting more inappropriate." Fortunately, all is copacetic across the farmlands of Ireland (at least when it comes to making music videos), and Rihanna has resumed filming in Belfast, Ireland. "I found her very gracious, and I hope she understands where I'm coming from," said Graham. Well, it looks like Rihanna isn't the only girl in the world after all.
Remember that seven-digit '80s hit that you likely still can't get out of your head? If you're among those who can still sing along with Tommy Tutone's 1981 tune "867-5309/Jenny," it may come in handy. According to a report, the song can save you money. As retailers continue to offer customer loyalty programs tied to phone numbers, consumers are becoming hesitant to give out their real numbers to marketers and often give out false numbers. Given the song's contagious hook, the report suggests chances are someone else has already used 867-5309 in your area code to sign up for an account program, which means someone can cash in on their discount if the number is used. The next time you're checking out at the grocery store, or want to save some coin at your local pharmacy, think of Jenny, Tommy Tutone and 867-5309. Chances are you can still sing the chorus.
Though the Rolling Stones are currently on ice, Mick Jagger is having no problem staying busy. Fresh off the debut of his new all-star music project, SuperHeavy, the legendary frontman is set to rock the silver screen in Tabloid, a film he will also produce under the banner of his company Jagged Films. Jagger will play a media mogul, a role that is a long way from his portrayal of the head of an escort service in the 2001 drama The Man From Elysian Fields. In related news, it doesn't seem Justin Timberlake will be headed back to the recording studio anytime soon. Instead, Timberlake is piggybacking off the success of his roles in The Social Network and Friends With Benefits and will portray Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart in the upcoming biopic Spinning Gold. Three decades in the making, the film will detail the late Bogart's prominent role in helping to launch the careers of Kiss, Parliament, the Village People, and Donna Summer. "We needed a young actor who can carry this picture," said Tim Bogart, Neil Bogart's son and the film's writer. "When Justin walked into the room, that was the moment I had been waiting for [for] 29 years. He has the exact same energy as my father, the same glimmer in his eye." No word on whether Gene Simmons will play himself or make a cameo as a member of the Village People.
Now that the 20th anniversary celebration of Nirvana's Nevermind has passed, what better time for Hole rocker (and former Mrs. Kurt Cobain) Courtney Love to announce she's putting her famously tumultuous life story in writing? Love has reportedly inked a book deal with William Morrow to publish her memoir, which she says will "set the record straight." Everything from Love's marriage to Cobain and her controversial career as a musician/actress to her relationships with other celebrities (Billy Corgan, Gavin Rossdale, Mickey Rourke…shall we go on?) and her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, will be revealed in this tell-all saga. If it's anything like the eye-opening musical memoirs recently penned, we can expect a gritty, no-holds-barred account of the lady who's lived a Hole life. The book is set for release in fall 2012 and has yet to be titled, though Lived Through This might work.
Fall has crept up on 2011. What are some of our favorite stars up to? The TWIM Twittertable reads: keshasuxx: SPANK ROCK new ALBUM out!!!! OBSESSED. trust me. its so f***ing good. get it. he's an angel with a dirty mouth. genesimmons: Love Angry Birds. Insane for Angry Birds. TheJonathanCain: Had a slammin steak dinner at Bohannans in San Antonio! justinbieber: video shoot today for christmas album. katyperry: After some really fun Tango & delicious empanadas I'm ready to play my FIRST ever show in the BEAUTIFUL city of Buenos Aires! I ♥ IT HERE!
Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" featuring Christina Aguilera is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes singles chart.
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