It’s no surprise that Angelina Jolie has been cast to play the role of Maleficent, the black-horned evil villain in Disney’s new movie – in theaters May 30th. She often plays these dark, mysterious roles, and this role is definitely dark, if not the darkest she’s ever played. During her interview with Entertainment Weekly, she was quoted saying: “The exercise wasn’t ‘how can we have fun with a villain?’, it was ‘what turns people evil and vile and aggressive and cruel? What could have possibly happened to her?’”
For those who don’t know, Maleficent was the main antagonist in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. She is better known as the “Mistress of All Evil” and has actually been called the most sinister villain in a Disney film. So it is no wonder that Angelina had to dig deep to get to the root of all things evil for this role. Time will tell how magnificent she is at being Maleficent!
Beer that tastes good…and is good for you? Sign me up. A Canadian beverage company is currently developing a new type of beer that could potentially be marketed as a sports drink. Who knows, maybe this “recovery ale” developed by a team of scientist will be the next best thing since Gatorade. Let’s hope it gets funded so we can find out!
The new Diet Coke campaign has been getting a lot of buzz for appearing to have the phrase “You’re on coke” (Coca-cola used to have cocaine in it back in the day). Coca-Cola denies the drug reference stating the ads show moments when Diet Coke is “there to support them in the moments when they are at their best”. The opportunity to misread the ads seems so obvious I’m guessing they chose this direction on purpose to get the extra attention.
Read more about this on Adweek
Mixcloud is a web and mobile service that allows DJs (professional or not!) to mix and share their own playlists. This is definitely a great alternative to Pandora, especially for those who are EDM enthusiasts.
Currently, there are about 4 million mixes, radio shows and podcasts available on the site.
Valentine’s Day has quickly passed and now it’s time to prepare for yet another holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. We’re all familiar with the infamous McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. Well did you know you don’t have to drive to Micky D’s to recreate this tasty and simple treat? You can make this easy and delicious shake using this recipe right at home. With ingredients that are already in your fridge, you can be celebrating St. Patty’s in no time!
Check out the boozy version the Shamrock Shake here
Mt. Gox is officially filing for bankruptcy protection with an outstanding debt of $63.6 million. Admitting that 750,000 of its bitcoins and 100,000 of the company’s own have been lost. Read more
Seth Rogan spoke in front of the Senate on yesterday about his personal experience with Alzheimer’s, and not surprisingly, he made a weed joke too.
The Knocked Up star spoke about his mother-in-law’s struggle with the disease and the need for awareness. Rogan and his wife created the Hilarity for Charity Fund as part of the National Alzheimer’s Association. The charity’s website reads:
For far too long, Alzheimer’s has been wrongly categorized as “an old person’s disease” and it’s time for a change. With the rapid rate at which the disease is growing, it’s time to get the younger folks, who will be the older folks before too long, involved.
It’s nice to see a little comedy brought to a serious subject like Alzheimer’s, and even better to see a group trying to educate younger generations about the disease. Go Seth!
Monogram is so on trend these days and if you have the time, there are easy ways to showcase your personal style. You can incorporate this trend into event decor for weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries or even as everyday pieces in your home decor! Check out some of my favorite monogram craft ideas:
To promote the third season of “Dallas” (a hit show in the 80′s that came back with hotties like Josh Henderson & Jesse Metcalfe), the fictional oil family is opening a branded gas station somewhere in the US (rumor is NYC area). The location will be revealed on Feb. 24th when the new season premiers with an extremely low gas price. The station is being supported by billboards, wrapped oil tankers and Facebook where you can view a message from John Ross Ewing or enter a sweeps for a “Black Gold Card” worth $50 of gas.
Agency: Grey NY, Client: TNT