ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
From Montreal to Hollywood
Forget about legitimate actors like the ones on 24, CSI or Passions
(hahaha). Get ready for this fall's two-hour reality show awards
which air on ABC and hands out prizes to bachelors, bachelorettes
and questionably talented idols. Winners will be chosen by viewers
via an online vote in categories such as Best Series and Most
Memorable Moment. Go Paradise Hotel!
Kylie takes it "Slow"
A new Kylie Minogue single is set to drop in the U.K. on Nov.
3. Titled "Slow," the track was co-written with ethereal
Icelandic songwriter Emilianna Torrini and is expected to appear
on Minogue's next record which is currently in production.
Jesus, formaldehyde and lots of blood
Oh, those Brit bad boys. Artist Damien Hirst, well known for
his use of animal carcasses floating in formaldehyde-filled
containers, opens his new exhibit at London, England's White
Cube Gallery today. Titled Romance in the Age of Uncertainty,
the show combines those infamous works with rosaries, crucifixes,
skulls and medical instruments drenched in blood to examine
the story of Jesus and his twelve disciples. Let the protests
Jada wants some Collateral
Michael Mann's (The Insider, Ali, Heat) next film Collateral
is set to begin filming in October and in addition to the star
power of Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx and Val Kilmer, Jada Pinkett
Smith is also set to join the cast. In the thriller, a taxi
driver (Foxx) finds himself giving rides to a contract killer
(Cruise) who is pursued by a detective (Kilmer). Smith's character?
Foxx's character's love interest of course.
Indie rock convenes in Montreal
The line-up for this year's Pop Montreal festival that runs
Sep. 25-28 is an independent music lover's wet dream come true.
At various venues throughout Canada's European capital, Broken
Social Scene, Stars, Cuff the Duke, Buck 65, Metric and The
Dears will rub elbows with big time artists like Queens of the
Stone Age, The Distillers and Sloan.
Erykah Badu's new EP Worldwide Underground surfaces Sep. 16...
Dave Matthew's solo Some Devil album is released Sep. 23...
nu-electro's reigning queen of filth, Peaches, unleashes the
wonderfully titled Fatherfucker on Sep. 23... wispy Dido's sophomore
album Life for Rent is up for sale Sep. 30... indie-popsters
Belle & Sebastian's Dear Catastrophe Waitress is served
up Oct. 7... American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken's self-titled
debut album hits Oct. 14... In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003,
a collection of the band's biggest songs while signed with Warner
Bros. Records is due Oct. 28.
- Brian Wong