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Friday, June 6, 2014

This Week: Bieber's Racism, Cops' Sexism, and Andrew W.K. Seeing Ghosts

Posted By on Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 10:14 AM

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"I saw Courtney walking past, and I just tapped her on the shoulder and we looked at each other in the eyes and that was it -- we're just family. We've had a rocky road. We've had a bumpy past, but at the end of the day we're a big family and when we hugged each other it was a real hug."
Dave Grohl on that unlikely hug he shared with Courtney Love at Nirvana's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. (The Hollywood Reporter)

"I think he needs to go to sleep and have a good rest, and think again."
Robert Plant patronizing the shit out of Jimmy Page, who wants to do a Led Zeppelin reunion. (Mawazine Festival Press Conference, Morocco)

"Someone who claims to know what happens after death is probably someone we should be suspicious of -- they might be a ghost."
Andrew W.K., in his 'Ask Andrew W.K.' column, in the process of trying to give a suicidal fan reasons to live. (Village Voice)

"Now that these mistakes from the past have become public, I need to apologize again to all those I have offended. As a young man, I didn't understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I... didn't realize at the time that it wasn't funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance."
Justin Bieber apologizes for a video showing 16-year-old-him telling a racist "joke" (The Hollywood Reporter)... A second unbelievably racist video has since emerged.

"TMZ has been sitting on this video for 3+ years, and have been using it as essentially ransom so that Bieber and his team would cooperate with them and give them scoops. It was very close to being released initially, but his team was able to convince them not to by giving them access and compliance."
An alleged ex-TMZ employee is claiming the first video was used to keep Bieber cooperative for years. (Gawker)

"I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry."
Pharrell wore a native American headdress on the cover of Elle UK -- then regretted it. (Buzzfeed)

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"Whenever people bring up feminism, I'm like, god. I'm just not really that interested. I'm more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what's going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities."
Lana Del Rey likes space. Can somebody get her booked onto that one-way Mars mission ASAP? (Jezebel)

"The cops who asked me "Well, what were you wearing?" when I reported an attack and attempted rape. #YesAllWomen"
Aimee Mann joining the thousands of other humans using the YesAllWomen hashtag on Twitter, to share horrifying tales of misogyny. (Twitter)

"All right, listen up you fucking assholes, that fucking girl right there is like 15 fucking years old, and you fucking pieces of shit are molesting her while she is on the fucking crowd. Your fucking mothers should be ashamed of themselves, you pieces of shit... If I fucking see that shit again, I swear to God I will point you out in the crowd and and have everyone around you beat your fucking ass."
Staind singer Aaron Lewis saw a crowdsurfing girl being assaulted in his audience this week and went apeshit. Somebody give this man all of the high fives. (YouTube

"If you're gonna sit here and sing your art shit, I'm not into it. Nobody likes good music anymore, okay?"
Zach Galifianakis, in Kevin Drew's new video for "You in Your Were" (featuring Feist).


-- @Raemondjjjj


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