Stop toying with us, music industry. Fiona Apple is too incredible a musician to keep dicking her fans around! Alas, that’s what record companies have always done with Fiona, from her 2005 album Extraordinary Machine to her latest album, which has been sitting in limbo for one-year-plus. But over the weekend, Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid gave us hope: on Sunday he tweeted, “Lots of good music coming from @Epic_Records in the next few weeks. Stay tuned music fans. Welcome back Fiona!” In the next few weeks? Be still my heart! I don’t understand why backed-up albums keep happening to Fiona Apple, especially since she has a solid and ardent fan base. Is it a bad string of luck? Is she difficult to work with? Can the music industry make more money off Nicki Minaj singing about a “stupid hoe”? It’s probably some combination of all three. Release Fiona’s new album, Epic Records, and I promise I’ll buy the shit out of it. [Twitter.com/LA_Reid, Rolling Stone]
The 2012 Academy Awards nominees were announced today, and while many of the movies and actors who made the list were as-expected, there were several expected names left off the list. Overall, it seemed like a subpar year for films, and it’s hard to get overly excited about the Oscars this year, but certainly some of the following faces should have been included in the nomination list. After the jump, our picks for overlooked nominees. Don’t forget to tell us yours in the comments.
We here at The Frisky are obsessed with “Downton Abbey,” so much so that we dreamt up an entire faux magazine dedicated to the Crawley clan and their assorted footmen, lady’s maids and butlers. Downton Glamour is our ode to the crazy world that exists inside “Downton Abbey” and the no doubt salacious gossip reads that might come out of the manor and its inhabitants. Check out our favorite “Abbey” mag headlines above and after the jump! [See larger version of image above here.] Keep reading »
Good morning! Just a short time ago, the 2012 Oscar nominations were announced in Hollywood. For the most part, there were few surprises in who was nominated (Clooney, Streep, Viola Davis, “The Artist,” etc.), but as with any competition, some worthy films and players were left out in the cold. Ryan Gosling, Tilda Swinton, and Charlize Theron were overlooked, while Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill, and Melissa McCarthy were among the first-time nominees. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump — who are you rooting for when the Academy Awards are given out on Feb. 26? Keep reading »
In some circles (re: Winona’s), National Pi Day — the national celebration of the numeral 3.14 and all it means — is a sacred day. Taking place every year on March 14, National Pi Day commences with the celebration of the endless number and the eating of pie. (Or, if you’re Winona, the eating of pizza and the playing of math charades.) So it’s with some trepidation that I inform you that the National Pie Council — an organization of pie-making entities — has announced that today is National Pie Day. We hope that the dual Pi(e) Day kerfluffle doesn’t stop you from enjoying a delicious piece (or five) of pie. After all, there are 231 varieties of apple alone — so there’s something to make everyone happy. [National Pie Day]