Between acting, studying and writing, James Franco (AKA celebrity superhuman), has released a duet with Smokey Robinson.
And to no one’s surprise, it actually sounds pretty funky.
The single, called “Crime”, is the first release from Daddy, a collaboration between Franco and musician-artist Tim O’Keefe. Their debut EP, MotorCity, was released on September 25th.
Meeting on a plane one day, James said the two clicked and decided to make music together.
“When we landed I woke up with a smiling face standing over me,” Franco told Spin Magazine. “He said, ‘Hey, I’m a big fan.’ I just stared. ‘It’s Smokey,’ he said. If Smokey Robinson was a fan of mine I wasn’t going to let him get away. Six months later after Tim and I had written the songs I called Smokey from Detroit and asked him to sing on one of the songs and he said sure.”
And as a musical duo was created, we were graced with this:
Having seen Franco sing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, I wasn’t sure how I felt about him embarking on a musical career. But this new single proves that I might be wrong. What do you think??
You think the crime in your neighbourhood is bad? Check out these Finnish cops who have a very hard job ahead of them (ha pun!). They bravely investigate some complaints made about a blow job in the park and must give an oral warning. Oh Finland.
Crimes in Canada are really getting out of hand these days. Two drunken University of Victoria students were heading home one night when they saw an effervescent chip package tempting them from an open garage. The hard to obtain chips, which are from the soon-to-be closed Zellers, were just too hard to pass up so the ladies decided to swipe them.
Awoken by her yippy Chihuahua, the homeowner alerted the authorities and the so-called chip bandits were discovered and arrested on Tuesday. They are now being charged with breaking and entering.
Investigators discovered the chips close to the crime scene.
“Apparently the chips had been accessed and there had been some illicit chip tastings,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen at a press conference. “These are first time chip offenders” he said trying to stifle a laugh.
CTV reported on the incident with the most serious tone they could muster. While I think the charges are a little steep for something so silly, all I can think about is how I have to get my hands on some Zellers brand BBQ chips.
After dealing with a flour-bombing prank at a launch bash for her True Reflection fragrance on Thursday, Kim Kardashian told E! News that she might take legal action with her assailant.
“I said earlier no I wasn’t [going to file a complaint],” said Kardashian of the unidentified woman who dumped a bag of flour on her on the red carpet outside Hollywood’s London Hotel. “I am just going to think about it, because I don’t want someone to think they can really get away with that. So we are going to handle that.”
After the stunt, the reality star left the red carpet as onlookers looked shocked while workers cleaned up. Kardashian returned shortly and appeared to be in good spirits, cracking jokes about the stunt to reporters.
Kardashian later pointed out that the event was also a benefit for the Dress for Success foundation, which she thought made the stunt seriously disruptive.
“That’s what the event was about,” she said. “These women flew in from all over the country to be a part of this event, that are underprivileged women, that really got the shine taken away from them a little bit . . . I feel bad that it was kind of derailed from that.”
What Kardashian also thought was disturbing was the prospect of getting attacked with a mysterious white substance.
“I think, ‘What if that was some other substance? What if that person had a dangerous weapon?’ It’s scary. And what’s even scarier is this woman acted as if she was a part of the press,” she noted. “She just came out of nowhere! And so we are definitely changing things up a little bit, amping up security, taking some measures, and…I’m gonna definitely deal with it because it is not acceptable.”
Oh come on! It would be frivolous to press charges just because of some flour. I’ll admit that I wouldn’t be impressed with a flour-bombing…but please just let it slide. Haven’t you been in a food fight before?
Municipalities around North America – take note on the city of Philadelphia. Apparently city leaders of the this great city have finally woken up to the reality of the world by not prosecuting small marijuana busts.
Gawker reports Philadelphia instituted this new policy, and has saved $2 Million in the process. If you are caught possessing less than 30 grams of weed, you will be cited “as a summary offense, rather than a misdemeanor.”
The summary offense allows people to “pay $200 for a three-hour class about drug abuse, and their record is expunged,” with “[n]o trial, no judge, no court-appointed defense attorneys, no prosecutor, no lab tests.”
This seems like a much more reasonable way of dealing with small pot crimes. Now legalizing marijuana is a completely separate conversation. More on that later.
Fox is cancelling its long-running crime-stopping series ’America’s Most Wanted,’ reports Entertainment Weekly.
The series, which profiles men and women wanted by law enforcement agencies, has been on the air since 1988 and consistently wins its time period. A few years ago it announced the capture of its 1,000th criminal. The show is legendary – but it doesn’t seem to be enough.
The show will still have a presence on Fox next season, with the network airing four quarterly two-hour specials, but the Saturday night slots will otherwise be replaced by repeats. Really Fox?
Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly told reporters on Monday that the show was no longer profitable. “John Walsh has been an important guy at network for a long time,” Reilly says. “It’s been an important show for us historically. We haven’t made money on the show in quite awhile. It wasn’t particularly viable. We wanted to keep the franchise alive. John is having conversations about ways to keep the series alive.”
“We’re going to be in originals across our schedule,” Reilly says. “We want to be able to play repeats to give the audience a chance to catch up and that’s one of the few places we can do that.”
The show averaged 5 million viewers this season and a 1.7 rating in the adult demo, which is still pretty impressive for a Saturday night. The show was perfect for those boring Saturday nights, so I don’t know what many middle-aged parents will do now. Will you miss the show?