The annual music, film and technology conference South By Southwest boasts a stellar lineup of guests this year: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, NSA leak Edward Snowden, music superstars Lady Gaga, Blondie, Spandau Ballet and Coldplay, and environmental advocate Al Gore. But have they all been eclipsed by a pussycat with a miserable expression etched on its face The so-called Grumpy Cat – a two year old mixed-breed cat which became an internet superstar in 2012 because of its seemingly unhappy demeanour – is also attending the conference in the Texas capital, Austin, and appears to be its breakout star
This could be the last time, as Mick Jagger once sang. For the Rolling Stones, it was definitely a first
Any hope for a reconciliation between Nigella Lawson and husband Charles Saatchi seems to have been dashed, as the celebrity chef moves her belongings out of their home – including her cookbooks and the blender. Lawson moved out after a widely reported incident at a restaurant where Saatchi was photographed grabbing her by the throat, which he dismissed as a “playful tiff”.
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How did Prince close out South by Southwest Music Festival’s week-long showcase of rock ‘n roll By naturally throwing a totally different kind of party: a grooving, brass band-backed funk fest that stretched to 3am and outlasted many fans lucky enough to get inside the exclusive show that also featured A Tribe Called Quest.
Solo teenage sailor Laura Dekker has refused to back a documentary about her epic round-the-world voyage. Dekker, the youngest person to sail round the world solo, said she did not “fully stand behind” the documentary on her life
In the frenzy of South by Southwest, even standouts like The Flaming Lips feel the need to stand out. Now consider that problem while surveying the 2200 mostly unknown bands packing Austin for the marquee week of the trendy festival that blends the famous and nameless, headlined this year by Green Day, Dave Grohl, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks and Snoop Lion (perhaps still better known as Snoop Dogg).
Daniel Drinan, 63, was arrested Saturday after his Southwest flight landed in Denver. Drinan was arrested and held for allegedly viewing pornography and fondling himself while aboard a Southwest flight. A judge released him on his own recognizance, however, he has been banned from flying, a spokesman for Southwest says. Caught & Arrested A Nevada […]
Flavor Flav took over on an airplane’s loud speaker to promote his take-out restaurant. It happened on a Southwest flight from Burbank to Las Vegas Thursday during the aircraft’s final descent. Flav grabbed the intercom intercom and addressed the entire plane. He addressed the passengers, attendants and pilots before capitalizing on the opportunity for some free advertising […]
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