Listen Up: UK Haiti charity single “Everybody Hurts”

While everyone is talking about the Quincy Jones 2010 rehash of We Are The World, due out February 12th, the UK is doing their own charity single for Haiti, a cover of REM’s classic “Everybody Hurts.” The result is… interesting. Simon Cowell is at the helm of this one, and has assembled such stars as … Continue reading

Torchwood to have a fourth season?

** warning: the following post contains character death spoilers for series 2 and 3 of Torchwood (Children of Earth). If you don’t care, please read! (and try the show — it’s great!) Otherwise, move on… A fan blog is reporting that John Barrowman confirmed at Collectormania that he has signed up to do a fourth … Continue reading

A girl’s gotta suffer for… work?

The Trades Union Congress in the UK has tabled a motion that would ban employers from requiring women wear high-heeled shoes/uncomfortable footwear. This is apparently old news but has just come to my attention (thanks, Facebook! XD), via an article in the Guardian. The article, however, is very circumspect with the facts, and Google took … Continue reading

Sugababes, we did hardly (often too intimately) knew ye

Today marks the end of a pop era — Keisha Buchanan, the last remaining, original member of Britpop girl group the Sugababes, has been axed from the line-up. The kicker? She’s been ousted for Jade Ewan, of 2009 Eurovision fame. How, how the the erstwhile Europhile fates collide… The Sugababes have been a main-stay of … Continue reading

Adult-only movie screenings

Now get your head out of the gutter. Though, okay, that’s what I thought, too, when I saw the BBC headline. But I actually think this is a brilliant idea: Vue Cinemas in the UK will be scheduling special screenings of selected releases that will not allow any viewers under the age of 18, despite … Continue reading

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