If you don’t know who Kina Grannis is, you’ve been missing out. Kina just released her sophomore studio album, Elements, which earned her the #2 spot on iTunes Singer Songwriter Chart (and happens to be a favorite here at The Frisky). Elements, the follow-up to her debut album Stairwells, takes a bold step forward with a more mature sound and deals with weighty topics like loss and impermanence. Oh, and we LOVE it.
“The Fire,” Kina’s first single from Elements, has a sound that’s been compared to that of Sara Bareilles and a stripped-down Florence + the Machine, and is quickly taking over the airways. As huge fans of Kina’s, The Frisky is THRILLED to debut her official music video for “The Fire”! Watch the video above and join us in absolutely loving her. To buy Kina’s new album, check out Elements on iTunes.
A snake set a house on fire. Wait. Let me back up because that sounds like a snake is guilty of arson. And we all know that’s not possible because snakes don’t have arms. Except for that snake freak of nature that grew a hand and crawled across a woman’s wall. Claw Snake, you may be dead but you still haunt my dreams on a regular basis.
But the snake in this story did not have a claw. It was a regular snake minding its own business in a yard in Bowie County, TX. When the home owner saw this snake while cleaning up her yard, she freaked out, as any of us would, doused it in gasoline and set it on fire. Then the snake on fire, as any snake on fire would, tore through the yard catching brush aflame and eventually, the house on fire. The woman’s home was destroyed and a neighboring house incurred damages. And now, Fire Snake will take over as primary haunter of my dreams. [Uproxx]
“I’m just glad that everyone is safe. And this easily could not have been the case … I will never forget Richard placing his arms around both my children as we were watching the flames, and saying, ‘At the end of the day, what you realize is that all that matters is the people that you love. Everything else is just stuff. And none of that stuff matters.’”
—Kate Winslet talks for the first time about the fire that occurred while she was vacationing on Richard Branson’s Necker Island with her children and her boyfriend, Louis Dowler. The 20 people staying at the resort made it out unharmed, Branson’s 90-year-old grandmother only because Winslet carried her out on her back. Even Branson’s tortoise managed to get out. Apparently, the fire started from a lightening strike thanks to Hurricane Irene. Irene, you have a lot to answer for. [NY Daily News]
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A pyrotechnic malfunction? Please. Something tells me that a rambunctious Twihard is behind this. Last Friday, the set of the infamous “Harry Potter” wizardry school, Hogwarts, caught fire. Rumors erupted in London tabloids that the whole set was completely destroyed and that precious Daniel Radcliffe was filming when the blaze started. Both of these “facts” are luckily false. None of the primary cast was on set at the time—they were filming one of the final scenes for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” where the students of Hogwarts band together to fight off the evil Voldemort—and the fire was quickly contained by the studio fire brigade. Somewhere in the elaborate process of making all the students’ wands alight, a firework went haywire. The damage is said to be minimal and shouldn’t cause too much of a disruption in filming. So you should probably start planning your midnight premiere costumes now, since you have less than a year until the Nov. 19 release of the first half of “Deathly Hallows.” Personally, I had a pretty wicked Hedwig costume for “Half Blood Prince” that I might need to break out again. [Cinematical/Collider] Keep reading »
Why does it seem like some of the most unbelievable love stories are born out of tragedy? Did you see that documentary “Crazy Love” about the man who poured acid on his girlfriend’s face and then married her years later when he got out of prison? OMFG. Well, this story is just as insanely epic but with a much better ending, if you ask me. British woman Heidi Childs deserves her happy ending … and a freaking medal, a chorus of angels singing, a gaggle of birds chirping, and a life free of any more heartache. Keep reading »
Talk about revenge gone seriously wrong. A woman in Kuwait was incredibly mad about how her ex-husband treated her. So when she found out he was getting remarried, she decided to set the female-only tent at the wedding on fire by dousing rags in kerosene and lighting them up. (In Kuwait, the men and women are separated into different tents during nuptials.) We’re not exactly sure what she thought would happen, but the tent instantly went up in flames. About 43 women and children were killed, and another 52 were injured. The bride was OK, but her mother and sister died. Some people were even trampled as everyone rushed to get away from the flames. [Guardian UK] — So, so incredibly sad. Keep reading »
Most of the time, we hear bad things about brides — they’re dressing their friends in unflattering polyester blends, or freaking out over a misplaced zinnia in a bouquet. But get ready for a bride who’s a real American hero. Last night, Georgette Clemons was leaving her wedding reception when she saw smoke coming from a nearby house. She ran in and saved an entire family, which included pulling a woman out from the heavy smoke who didn’t want to leave without her animals. By the time the firefighters arrived, Georgette was outside, folding up her blackened wedding dress. Okay, please tell me someone is starting a comic based around a bride superhero. Her garter belt could become a slingshot and her veil, a parachute! Seriously, we have a best-seller on our hands. [Yahoo!]
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