Los Angeles musical genre mashers Ozomatli earn a spot in our hearts with a big thumbs up in support of gay rights on their new tune “Gay Vatos in Love”. Raul Pacheco says it beautifully, “Do you believe that everyone deserves love? Yes, for sure. It is always a good time to challenge our own notions and boundaries of what can be.” Meanwhile, Ulises Bella adds that the song “has to come from a place of seriousness and reality… the connection of all our struggles together whether it’s the woman’s movement, African American movement, Chicano movement, Asian movement—you name it—our struggles are very much connected and it’s that point of seeing the connection that I think is very important for us to try to bring to light.” All we can say is bravo.
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The newest trailer for Inception, currently running before Iron Man 2, is noticeably different from the bits Warner Bros. has previously released. Although it contains no earth-shattering spoilers, this trailer certainly attempts to draw out a clear narrative. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a security agent who can enter people’s dreams and steal ideas. He enlists Ellen Page for help. Inception also co-stars Nolan favorites such as Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, and Michael Caine.
The suddenly über-hip and ubiquitous Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend and the cast paid tribute to her by singing The Golden Girls theme song. Well, frisky old Betty turned all those fuddy duds on their heads when she went all metalcore on their asses.
In the wake of Lost, ABC has been blatantly scrambling to fill the mystery show void with transparent clones: Flash Forward, Happy Town, and V. Despite aping all the superficial qualities of their predecessor, none of these posers have managed to muster the quality or following of the real McCoy. This video from this weekend’s edition of The Soup sums up the trend in a nutshell.
Conan O’Brien stopped by the Google megaplex at part of their @Google series. He takes the stage to the tinny sound of bagpipes before launching into a bit about the silliness of being labeled a “Googler”. Guess he’s on the tech circuit now following his appearance at Twitter and Intel corporate headquarters previously. He says he’s just looking for “free stuff” by way of explaining his recent residency in the Silicon Valley. O’Brien deliciously skewers Google corporate culture too.
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