Shelley Malil, known for a small role in 40-Year Old Virgin, was sentenced to life in prison today for stabbing his ex-girlfriend in August 2008. Malil played Haziz in 40-Year Old Virgin, which starred Steve Carell and hit theaters three years prior to the stabbing. Malil will be eligible for parole in nine to ten years.
If you ever thought a three-piece band couldn’t create an arena-filling sound, then White Lies is here to prove you wrong. This British trio of 22-year-olds has the United Kingdom abuzz, and it’s not hard to see why; White Lies offers bright, danceable beats paired with insightful lyrics and a sound bigger than the sum of its parts.
In a nod to the way Facebook has changed the online world, Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time Person of the Year. Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, is the second youngest Time Person of the Year; only Charles Lindbergh was younger.
It’s a good thing that Diddy doesn’t really need to make any money from records at this point, because if he were an unknown artist, this isn’t the type of material that would secure a deal.
In our never-ending mission to bring you the best music from every corner of the globe, Bloginity is proud to present the live version of White Lies – “Bigger Than Us.” The epic track is a magical fusion of dance-punk, indie rock and pop that roars along without stopping for breath.
When Take Me Home Tonight hits theaters on March 4, 2011, you’ll see Topher Grace all but reprising his role as Eric Forman, as the actor portrays a college grad with potential who isn’t quite going anywhere. The role is rounded out by a harsh father and an overly confident mother (who tells Grace to be an astronaut). But when his dream girl rolls back into town, Grace then decides he’s going to fake the good life to win her over. Check out the Take Me Home Tonight trailer below if that doesn’t quite make sense.
Farmer’s Daughter boasts a modern folk feel and an accessible country vibe, and is a good indicator that Crystal Bowersox’s time in the spotlight is not yet over. Bowersox’s sense of when to allow the band to tag along and when to go solo makes all of the tracks work well, and she doesn’t fall into the trap of trying to do too much or too little. Even if you’re not a fan of country, give Farmer’s Daughter a shot.
All in all, Love Letter has a few absurd moments, but overall, it’s full of classic R. Kelly. Love Letter has a fair amount of sure-to-be hit singles, and features a lot of catchy songs and smooth R&B rhythms. Although every track isn’t the most original, Love Letter finds R. Kelly branching out with success on several tracks and is worth a listen.
It looks as though Craig Owens has put the “destroy” in Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows. The singer fulfilled the first portion of his new band’s name in a car accident Sunday, although Owens escaped mostly uninjured. Craig Owens shared the news that his car was totalled, but that he only suffered a cut under his right eye.
Can you believe it? Another Pirates of the Caribbean film? It is true – we can prove it, with the Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides trailer video below! Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides will hit theaters May 20, 2011 and finds Johnny Depp starring across from Penelope Cruz, who plays a woman from Jack Sparrow’s past, who is either in love with him or using him to find the Fountain of Youth.
Paramore – also known to some as the Hayley Williams band – is in the early stages of development of its new album, which has yet to be named. The new disc will follow the career-defining Brand New Eyes, which spawned five hit singles and international fame.
The royal engagement photos are here! Prince William and Kate Middleton released their engagement photos today, with the couple showing a surprisingly modest look, in terms of fashion. Although the royal engagement photos show off Kate’s engagement ring – Prince William chose it because it belonged to his mother, Princess Diana – the clothing is unpretentious. For example, one picture features Kate sporting a $250 dress from a 2009 fashion collection,while another finds her in a $150 embroidered blouse.