ARCH MUSIC NEWS for 2/25/13
ARCH MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Here is the complete list of winners for the 85th Academy Awards:
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Life of Pi,” Mychael Danna
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
“Argo,” Chris Terrio
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
“Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino
“Life of Pi”
“Searching for Sugar Man”
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
“Zero Dark Thirty” (tie)
“Life of Pi”
Multiple Grammy winner Adele can now add an Oscar to her award shelf. The “Skyfall” singer picked up the award for Best Original Song for the James Bond theme, which she performed at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.
Many of Beyonce‘s UK fans were disappointed to find out that the star’s eleven-date tour sold out in just 12 minutes on Saturday morning. The fans, who were prepared to shell out hundreds of pounds on tickets to see “Queen Bey” in action, found Ticketmaster UK crashed due to the high traffic on the website. While many are now trying their luck on resale sites and eBay, some started taking their anger out on Twitter. Ticketmaster’s Twitter page responded by apologizing to fans and reminding them that Beyonce was indeed “the most popular solo artist in the world!” The “Mrs. Carter Show” world tour actually added three extra dates to the UK leg in light of the demand before tickets went on sale to the general public. The tour kicks off in Belgrade, Serbia this April. The North American leg will start at the Los Angeles Staples Center in June and will come to a close at the Barclays Center in August.
Rihanna has picked up one of Hollywood’s least honorable awards. The singer’s acting debut, playing Raikes in the flop “Battleship,” has earned her a Razzie award for Worst Supporting Actress. The Golden Raspberry Foundation recognizes the worst in film on the day before the Academy Awards, and last year’s “Battleship” found itself nominated in several categories, including Worst Picture, which it lost to “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.” Rihanna played a naval officer who joins in the fight against an alien invasion. She beat out her co-star Brooklyn Decker, who was also nominated for Worst Supporting Actress.
Apparently Instagram is having some issues with the way Madonna is expressing herself. The photo sharing company sent the Queen of Pop a warning letter, asking her to adhere to the site’s set of “community guidelines,” or risk getting kicked off. The letter does appear to be a standard warning sent out to any Instagram user that appears to be posting photos that are in violation of their rules. It’s unclear which photos the site is referring to, but the star did post some racy images that could be considered mature content. She also posted two photographs of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, which is against Instagram’s rules of users sharing photos that weren’t taken themselves. Madonna took a screen shot of the letter and posted it, causing many of her 152 followers to start bashing the site.
Steven Tyler estimates his past cocaine habit probably cost him upwards of five million dollars. In an interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes” last week, the Aerosmith frontman told the TV program he “snorted half of Peru” in his early days as a rock star and probably spent between five and six million dollars to do it. Tyler was responding to a claim he made in his memoir “Does the Noise In My Head Bother You?” in which he said he spent 20-million-dollars on cocaine in the 1970s and ’80s. He told the show this week that the number in the book was exaggerated, offering up the adjusted numbers as more realistic. Tyler has been candid about his former drug addiction in recent years – the highs and lows of it all. In a 2011 interview with Matt Lauer for NBC’s “Dateline,” the 64-year-old rocker said at his worst he “needed cocaine” but added that it also took his children and his marriages away. Having had more than a few stints in rehab over the years, the former “American Idol” judge considers himself sober these days.