Tomorrow marks 20 years since the release of The Verve’s Bitter Sweet Symphony, but the song feels just as relevant today.
Included in the band’s Urban Hymns album, the track samples the main theme of The Rolling Stones’ The Last Time. Following a legal controversy between the two bands upon its release, Verve eventually lost all composing credits to the song. Ironically, it is their biggest hit to date.
Bitter Sweet Symphony is also included in the soundtrack of one of my favourite ‘90s films, Cruel Intentions, adding an extra dose of drama and relief in that last defining scene.
“No change, I can’t change, I can’t change, I can’t change
But I’m here in my mold, I am here in my mold”
It’s been awhile since I last saw Demi Moore giving an interview and it seems the actress looks more stunning now than ever. She even managed to look gorgeous without her one front tooth!
Moore revealed she recently lost her two front teeth but fixed them right before appearing on The Tonight Show. As she told Jimmy Fallon, it’s all down to stress. “I sheared off my front teeth,” she said, before showing a photograph of herself missing one of them.
“I’d love to say it was skateboarding or something really kind of like cool,” she explained, “but I think it’s really something that’s important to share, because I think it’s literally, probably after heart disease, one of the biggest killers in America, which is stress. Stress sheared off my front tooth. But, in an effort to get ready for you, I wanted to make sure my teeth were in.”
Moore went on to inhale helium with Fallon and present her new film, Rough Night, in the funniest voice ever.
Who knew stress could actually do that to your teeth? I say let’s all inhale some helium and laugh our troubles away.
James Corden loves to torture his guests with disgusting food every now and then. The Late Late Show host has now invited Kate Perry to a hilarious round of Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts and, for the first time, something strange has happened.
While most guests force themselves to eat all kinds of gross ‘food’, from bull’s semen to bird saliva, in order to avoid answering Corden’s hard questions, Perry was so disgusted by the culinary options on the table that she made an honest effort to actually give some truthful answers.
For example, when it came to choosing between a 1,000-year-old egg and ranking her lovers, she chose the latter! That’s right; the singer revealed on air that, out of three of her relationships, Orlando Bloom was the best in bed, with John Mayer and then Diplo following suit. Honestly, I would have just eaten the egg! Also, how Corden predicted Diplo’s third place, I’ll never know.
The clip includes many more fun moments, such as Corden having to admit he turned down The Wanted for his Carpool Karaoke segment. As for the band’s fans who, according to Perry, must be angry with the host after this statement, Corden will “happily meet all seven of them in the parking lot at some point!”
On another note, how good does Katy Perry look in the morning!
It’s been 16 years since Baz Luhrmann’s classic, Moulin Rouge, hit theatres worldwide, but the film still holds a special place in true romantics’ hearts. It’s no wonder, considering the undeniable chemistry of Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, which gave life to the movie’s already wild spirit.
So it was about time the co-stars sat down to talk about how the Moulin Rouge phenomenon came about. The two of them appeared on Variety’s Actors on Actors series to basically let us know that Moulin Rouge was just as exciting and crazy ‘backstage’ as it turned out to be on screen!
“I remember absinthe being passed out at one point and me going, ‘Is this safe?’” said Kidman, reminiscing about the partying that went on behind the scenes. What’s even more fascinating is the fact that the shooting process lasted an entire year, with the script quite often based on the actors’ own improvisations.
Well, they don’t make them like this anymore!
This week marked 17 years since the release of Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP (yes, 17 whole years have passed!) so there’s nothing else to do but remember one of the album’s classics.
Even though Stan would be the obvious hit of the record with The Real Slim Shady following suit, I’ve always found The Way I Am to be more special. Touching on the drawbacks of fame in the ever-witty yet angry ‘Eminem way’, the track sets the tone for the album’s overall angst and darkness.
“‘Cause I am, whatever you say I am
If I wasn’t, then why would I say I am?”
Lana Del Rey has promised to spread positivity and hope through her new album, and that’s exactly what we’re getting. Following the release of the record’s debut single, Love, Del Rey released Lust For Life about a month ago; now, the song has a brand new clip!
I love how happy and optimistic about life in general this track makes me feel, even though Lana’s characteristic melancholy is still present in the music and the lyrics… Of course, The Weeknd’s amazing vocals next to Lana’s mesmerising voice make Lust For Life even more appealing.
Set on top of the Hollywood sign again, the clip feels oddly real, yet dreamy and ethereal, just like Lana herself. Overall, I think we’ve all missed this happier version of her, the one that was nowhere to be found in her Ultraviolence and Honeymoon records. Besides, this sweet glimmer of hope is all we need in chaotic times like these.
The last time Harry Styles was found singing in James Corden’s car was about a year and a half ago, when he was still one fourth of One Direction. Now, Styles has returned as a solo artist and, somehow, this feels right!
I can’t say this is the most entertaining Carpool Karaoke episode ever – after all, Corden has offered us some amazing ones ever since the segment started – but I can definitely say it’s one of the most interesting ones music-wise.
Styles recently released his debut solo album and this fun car ride is also an excellent way for him to promote his new songs; and he does so successfully. But if you thought he’d be one more Zayn-like r’n’b/ electro artist wanting to blend in, then guess again!
Styles is actually going for soulful – hell, I might even dare to say indie! – with his music. And it seems to be suiting him very well. Who knew he’d be the one from the 1D gang to show his emotional side?
So even though this Carpool Karaoke wasn’t as funny as some of the previous ones, it introduced us to Styles’ bold solo venture, and for that, it was more than worth it. Plus, it’s safe to say he can pull off any outfit!