Music, Movies and the Not So Mundane

Eddie Murphy has been tipped to host the Oscars and since it’s the closest he’ll ever get to his own gold man, Oscar producer Brett Ratner says he knows Murphy “will bring excitement, spontaneity and heart." You mean more excitement and spontaneity than Norbit? Impossible.—-

While it may not yet be in the works, Warner Bros. has announced that a Beetlejuice sequel “is being planned.” One of the project’s writers is Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), who said, “We want to make big movies based on big ideas and inspired by the comedies we grew up loving."

On last night’s O’Reilly Factor, conservative columnist Ann Coulter said she wishes Sarah Palin would decide whether or not she is going to jump into the presidential tussle. “I think she’s terrific at what she does… but fish or cut bait here,” said Coulter. She added later, “we used to all love Sarah Palin for her enemies, I’m starting to dislike her because of her fans.”

In case you didn’t know, it is legal to walk around naked in San Francisco. But City Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing a new law that requires nudists to cover up or at the very least put something under their butts when taking a seat in public.

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV sold 964,000 units in its debut week for the second-best first-week sales of the year, only bested by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. Factoring in the rough estimate of 500,000 units downloaded on, we can call Lil Wayne’s release a success.

Metallica and Lou Reed have released a track list for their project, LuLu. Sounds as awful as it should be.

Angst made audible

Mos Def announced that he is retiring his “Mos Def” moniker at the end of this year and henceforth will go by his birth-given (not Wikipedia-given) name, Yasiin Dante Smith Bey.

Who’s that?”

Oh, that’s Mos Def.”

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