I met the band at The Sutton Place Hotel, which, if you know the selection of luxury hotels in Toronto, is a modest choice. Not too fancy. Pretty low key.
The band just finished a show last night at the Sound Academy, one of the last legs of their Canadian tour before heading up to London, ON. I ask how it went.
“It was really awesome seeing how many kids came out,” says Zachary, the lead singer and guitarist. “Toronto just seems like a cool city for bands, all the kids are really into it which is really exciting for us. We can’t wait to come back.”
“Fans here know our lyrics more than in America, it’s crazy. They know all the words,” says Cameron, the bassist.
Leave it to us crazy Canadians to leave an impression on them. The band also paid a visit to the MuchMusic studios a day earlier, which was of course, met with a sold out audience.
So between sold out television appearances and a passionate, driven fan base, how does the band prepare themselves for their shows?
“I like to light a bunch of candles, sit in a dark room. I’ll put on the Spice Girls,” says Nathan, the guitarist.
Lindsay Lohan is apparently thinking of dropping her last name, reports PopEater.com.
“Lindsay is dropping the Lohan and just going by Lindsay,” Dina, Lindsay’s mother, told PopEater. “Plus, me and [younger daughter] Ali will be officially changing our last names back to my maiden name, Sullivan.”
Apparently, the Lohan family wants nothing to do with crazy-media-seeker father Michael, so they are all changing there name. So will Lindsay be joining Oprah, Cher, and Jesus?
“So many of the greatest people in showbiz are known by just their first name. Look at Oprah and Beyonce. Now you can add Lindsay to that list,” a family friend told PopEater. “And it’s a way for them all to start over. No one in the family want anything to do with Lindsay’s father [Michael Lohan] anymore and that includes sharing a last name.”
Although I could see why they want to do this, not everyone thinks it’s a good idea. ”I don’t think it’s a smart move,” brand strategist Kaira Akita told E Online. ”She’s been in a position as a celebrity [where it has appeared as if] she’s kind of beat the system, so the idea of her going with a one-name moniker makes it appear as if she’s higher above us.”
I mean, I know the Lohan name doesn’t exactly embody a positive and joyous nature, but this is a little extreme. On one hand, I see why she wants to change it. She wants to start over and distance herself from this crazy Lohan stereotype. But at the same time, do you think you’ll ever bounce back as an actress with the name “Lindsay”? I see Lilo being a good one-namer, but not Lindsay.
But if it makes Lindsay happy, then so be it. All I want for her is to move on with her life and start over. No one can deny that she is a great actress, so we’ll just have to wait and see where this goes.
Michael Jackson arrived in Las Vegas in hopes of reviving his career.
The notorious King of Pop landed in Sin City late Saturday evening with his three children.
Las Vegas heavyweight Jack Wishna says the two are in talks to resurge Jackson’s career.
“We are working on several projects,” Wishna told the Las Vegas Review Journal.
The 48-year-old music sensation has been on self-imposed exile since he was acquitted of child molestation charges.
Jackson has divided his time living between Ireland and Bahrain.