Daft Punk Is Reportedly In The Studio Working On New Music

first_imgWe haven’t heard much from Daft Punk since the release of their multiple Grammy-winning album Random Access Memories in 2013. But it looks like that may be changing soon. In an interview with Billboard, Republic Records executive Wendy Goldstein was asked a question about what artists she’s always wanted to work with, and answered–rather nonchalantly–with some exciting news: “Actually, we [Goldstein and fellow hitmaker Ron Perry] have a session coming up in two days with The Weeknd and Daft Punk. I’m a massive Daft Punk fan, and this is the first time that I’ve actually been involved with an artist who’s going to go and work with them.”While this is the only information we have about the reported session, this is definitely exciting news for fans of both The Weeknd and Daft Punk. Watch the full video below (or skip to  2:39 for Goldstein’s comment):[h/t – YourEDM]last_img read more

Darren Criss Rolls Out of Bed, Kristin Chenoweth Sings & More at the NewNowNext Awards

first_img View Comments Star Files The 2014 NewNowNext Awards were presented live on Logo TV on December 7, and a whole host of Broadway faves were on hand having a gay ol’ time. Take a look at a few clips below, including: Criss (sans clothing) getting ready to host, Chenoweth delivering a particularly growly rendition of “Maybe This Time” from her album Coming Home (including, of course, a high B), Billy Porter reflecting on the progression of transgender equality and Criss presenting Cheno with the 2014 NewNowNext Forever Award. He has some ridiculously sweet words to say about his pint-sized Glee costar, and she has a plea for everyone to “continue to inspire and live authentically.” Congratulations to Chenoweth and all the honorees! Kristin Chenoweth Darren Crisslast_img read more

Antoine Griezmann claims Lionel Messi is face of football

first_imgBarcelona’s last signing Antoine Griezmann has said that his new teammate Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world and the face of the sport.”For me, he (Messi) is the number one, like Lebron (James) in basketball. They’re the ideal,” the French international forward told Barcelona media on Tuesday, reports Efe news.”Lebron is the face of the NBA, and for me, Messi is the face of soccer because he has something different that others don’t have. We can only see (such talent) every 30 years or so,” Griezmann added.Griezmann, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner with France, also praised the La Liga champion side, saying that “all teams are different from Barcelona at the level of playing style.”He spoke directly to the club’s fan base as well, reiterating that he intends to entertain the crowd on and off the Camp Nou pitch. “I want to play in front of my new fans,” Griezmann said.”I believe that they already know me, I’m someone who gives everything on the field and I’m sure we’ll enjoy together.”Barcelona announced last Friday the signing of the 28-year-old on a five-year deal.The announcement came after the player’s international representatives paid his $134.6 million buyout clause included in his contract with Atletico Madrid at the La Liga offices.Atletico said the fee Barcelona had paid at the La Liga headquarters was not enough to cover the total amount of the buyout clause given the deal was struck before it was reduced.advertisementAlso Read | India end Intercontinental Cup with 1-1 draw vs SyriaAlso See:last_img read more

Women Behind Canadian TV Virginia Rankin

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment How do the old sayings go? That life isn’t about the destination, but it’s the journey that truly matters. That mantra certainly holds true for executive producer Virginia Rankin. After beginning her career as a feature film director, life threw some twists and turns in her way. She has worked on both the network and production side of the industry before landing in her current position at Sphere Media Plus. There as an Executive Producer, she is in charge of developing new English-language projects based on successful French-language series for CBC and Rogers.More specifically, Rankin served as executive producer on critically acclaimed Canadian dramas such as 19-2 and This Life. She has worked on shows such as Flashpoint and Hard Rock Medical. Rankin recently spoke with The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series. She also discussed how important it was for her that This Life worked to give more opportunities for women directors, and what she looks for when translating series from French to English. Twitter This interview has been edited and condensed.The TV Junkies: You’ve been a part of developing some of Canada’s most successful programs from Flashpoint to 19-2. How did you get into the field and is television production something you’ve always been interested in?Virginia Rankin: I was always interested in being a filmmaker. I was one of those kids that made movies with my siblings when I was 14 or 15. There was a film called The Railway Children, and I remember crying when the movie was over because I wanted to live inside the movie. That was the moment for me when I wanted to become a visual storyteller. So I’ve always only ever wanted to do this one thing, but the ways I’ve gone about doing it have changed very much from the beginning.I went to film school and wanted to be a director, and even though I was female, I don’t think it ever occurred to me that it was something I shouldn’t try to do. I feel lucky that I grew up in the 70s because it was a time of freedom, feminism and a time when girls could do anything. However, when I got out of film school I realized how hard it was going to be, but kept working at it and did short films. I worked as an art director on other people’s independent films and was in a nice little community of filmmakers in Toronto where everyone was helping each other out.Then there comes a point when you start worrying about actually making a living. I tried to make a feature for a number of years and went to the Canadian Film Centre as a director. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more