15 Random Celebrities From The 2000s You’ve Already Forgotten About

Be honest, when was the last time you even thought about Ryan Cabrera?

1. Justin “Bobby” Brescia

Biggest claim to fame: Aside from being a prolific philosopher, he also happened to date Audrina on The Hills.

Where is he now? In 2013 Brescia opened a hair salon in Costa Mesa called Brush Your Hair Salon by Justin Bobby Brescia. It has since closed.

2. Cris Judd

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Biggest claim to fame: Before Britney and KFed, the greatest pop star and back-up dancer love story belonged to Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd. The two met in late 2000 on the set of her music video for “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and married after a brief one-month engagement. After nine months of marriage the two called it quits in 2002.

Where is he now? Judd, now 45, continues to dance and has since remarried.

3. Willa Ford

Biggest claim to fame: Having a top-40 Billboard single in 2001 with her wannabe-Britney track “I Wanna Be Bad.”

Where is she now? Since then Ford has had roles in a few small films and appeared as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars in 2006.

4. Ryan Cabrera

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Biggest claim to fame: For his hit 2004 single “On the Way Down” (which peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100), and for dating Ashlee Simpson.

Where is he now? Cabrera is still making music, he recently released a new EP — and he’s apparently tamed his hair too.

5. Shaggy

Biggest claim to fame: Having a few minor hits in the ’90s (with singles “Oh Carolina” and “Boombastic”) followed by a couple of huge hits in the early ’00s with singles “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel” off his album Hot Shot.

Where is he now? Shaggy continues to perform and make music.

6. Frankie Delgado

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Biggest claim to fame: Being Brody Jenner’s friend on The Hills.

Where is he now? Delgado is a currently a club promoter, and last year he welcomed his first child with his wife, Shopatrend co-founder Jennifer Acosta.

7. Eamon

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Biggest claim to fame: For his 2003 top-20 Billboard hit “Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back).”

Where is he now? In a recent interview, Eamon said he is currently finishing up work on his new album.

8. Brandon Davis

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Biggest claim to fame: Dating Mischa Barton, being friends with Paris Hilton, and calling Lindsay Lohan a “fire crotch” on TMZ.

Where is he now? Davis has kept a lower profile over the last several years. Although last year he — along with his two brothers, Jason and Alexander — was sued over alleged fraudulent money transfers his mother Nancy made to him before filing for bankruptcy.

9. Lady Sovereign

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Biggest claim to fame: For her 2006 single “Love Me or Hate Me.”

Where is she now? Lady Sovereign left her record label, Def Jam, after a dispute and released one more album independently, 2009’s Jigsaw.

10. Bobby Trendy


Biggest claim to fame: Being Anna Nicole Smith’s interior decorator on The Anna Nicole Smith Show.

Where is he now? Trendy tried to continue to extend his 15 minutes of fame after Anna Nicole’s death in 2007 by appearing on Fox’s Gimme My Reality Show! He is also still an interior designer.

11. Bam Margera

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Biggest claim to fame: Co-starring on MTV’s Jackass (which he also co-created), as well as his own spin-off series Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union.

Where is he now: Margera continues to make personal appearances. He also recently hosted Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show on TBS.

12. Ryan Starr

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Biggest claim to fame: One of the early breakout stars during the first season of American Idol. Starr finished seventh during the competition.

Where is she now? Reportedly troubles with her record label, RCA, “stalled” her singing career. After the show Starr did appear in a few guest-starring roles, most notably on CSI in 2003.

13. Tweet

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Biggest claim to fame: Her Missy Elliott and Timbaland-produced 2002 debut single “Oops (Oh My).”

Where is she now? Tweet recently announced in an interview that she has a signed a new record deal and is re-teaming with Missy Elliott and Timbaland to work on it.

14. Shane West

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Biggest claim to fame: Starring in A Walk to Remember, as well as starring roles on TV’s Once and Again and ER.

Where is he now? West is currently starring on the WGN America series Salem.

15. Sanjaya Malakar

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Biggest claim to fame: Making tween-age girls everywhere* have emotional meltdowns every time he hit the stage to sing on the sixth season of American Idol.

Where is he now? In 2012, the Daily Beast tracked down Malakar, who was living in Queens, New York, and working as a bartender at an East Village bar. He stated that he had been taken advantage of financially by former managers and that he was working on his self-produced debut album.

*OK, so it was just one girl.

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Oprah, JLo, and fellow libs gush and sob over Barbra Streisand at the Oscars

EVERYBODY SHHHH!!! I’m about to sob!!#Barbra #thequeen #myidol #oscars

— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) February 25, 2013

Shhhh! OMG OMG OMG! Liberal activist/songstress Barbra Streisand took the stage at the Academy Awards tonight to honor the late composer Marvin Hamlisch, and she had Hollywood in full swoon.

@oprah she is amazing & still looks like she did years ago

— Malika Garrett (@MalikaGhosh) February 25, 2013

@oprah She truly is magnificent! A legend! I sobbed during Memories! #Oscars

— Prasanna Ranganathan (@PRanganathan) February 25, 2013

Watch Barbra Streisand’s #Oscars performance HERE:

— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) February 25, 2013

Excuse me, but my emotions were NOT prepared for that performance from Barbra.Was not.Actual sobbing.#Oscars2013

— Ryan Haddad (@RyanJHaddad) February 25, 2013

Do you all realize that Barbara Streisand is 70?? That woman is amazing.

— Tara Quick (@TigerAngel2) February 25, 2013

“The Way We Were” by Barbara Streisand gets a standing ovation. #oscars2013

— Esquire Magazine (@Esquiremag) February 25, 2013

Bárbara Streisand is 70 and she’s wearing sequin see-thru. Yes, u go girl! Oh and by the way, not lip synching.

— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) February 25, 2013

Outwardly sobbing because BARBRA

— Tiffany (@TiffanyThatcher) February 25, 2013

Barbra Streisand performing my favorite song “The Way We Where”was just absolutely incredible! She is simply divine!…

— Eric Vosburg (@Ericvosburg) February 25, 2013

I’m currently sobbing. Thank you, Barbra.

— Megan Hennessy (@hennessy_megan) February 25, 2013

She had viewers on the other side of the aisle sobbing for entirely different reasons.

Turn off your TV’s, here comes another Hollywood Liberal — Barbra Streisand!

— Matthew Mollinedo (@Matt_Mollinedo) February 25, 2013

Streisand has no voice left. She needs to take her liberal self out of the limelight and hang up her ego.

— Kathy (@lsbkkb) February 25, 2013

can someone play the Jaws music on Streisand so this stupid liberal can shut up?

— Republic of Anthony(@BissieSmalls) February 25, 2013

That was a moment. #Streisand

— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) February 25, 2013

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13 Reasons Singer Lesley Gore Will Always Be An Inspiration

The legendary singer-songwriter, famous for “Cry If I Want To” and “You Don’t Own Me,” passed away Monday.

Singer Lesley Gore, famous for the hit songs “It’s My Party” and “You Don’t Own Me,” passed away from lung cancer at the age of 68 on Monday.

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“She was a wonderful human being – caring, giving, a great feminist, great woman, great human being, great humanitarian,” Lois Sasson, her partner of 33 years, told the AP.

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Years ahead of her time, let this woman be your source of inspiration today (and all days, really):

1. When she was only 16-years-old she reminded us that if it’s your party, you can damn well cry if you want to:

2. And that message continues to inspire today:

3. She rallied women to tell the men in their lives: You don’t own me.

“It was probably the first song that talked to guys like that and the first time girls had this opportunity to go, `If she’s saying it, maybe it’s OK for me to think this way,’” Gore said of the song in 1994.

4. Which would create this glorious moment in history:

5. Oh, and this one too:

The 2012 PSA video features Miranda July, Sia, Lena Dunham, and countless other female celebs lip-syncing to “You Don’t Own Me” in a campaign to bring awareness to women’s rights in the upcoming presidential election.

6. Way before Beyonce put out “If I Were A Boy,” Gore sang the truth in “Sometimes I Wish I Were A Boy”:

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“Oh, he’s dancing with another
And he’s holding her so tight
Wish I had nerve to cut right in and stop it
But a girl has to be polite

Ohh, I’m a girl and it’s wonderful
It fills my heart with joy
But sometimes, yes sometimes
I wish I were a boy”

7. Taking classes at Sarah Lawrence College, she valued her education and put it before her career:

“Well, I basically did not go on tour unless it was a holiday or summer. I pretty much tried to maintain as normal an educational schedule as possible. So there were times I would work on the weekends but maybe I would have to skip a Friday class to get there. But I stayed in school most of the week.” – 2005 Interview

8. She was all about girl power:

“They treat women like human beings, and they were doing that back then. It felt really good to…to feel good being a woman, and Sarah Lawrence had a lot to do with helping me feel that way,” Gore said of her time at Sarah Lawrence University.

9. Gore constantly strived to live an open and honest life:

“I just kind of lived my life naturally and did what I wanted to do. I didn’t avoid anything, I didn’t put it in anybody’s face. Times were very different then, so, you know, I just tried to live as normally as humanly possible. But as truthfully as humanly possible.” – 2005 Interview

10. She later wouldn’t hesitate to call out the music industry on its homophobic attitude:

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11. Her hairstyle, like her voice, was legendary:

12. She appeared as Catwoman’s sidekick, the Pink Pussycat, on the popular Batman television series in 1967:


13. She saw the importance of women having strong female mentors in their lives:

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“I had many people that I idolized who were singers like Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington, but these weren’t exactly women I could call up every day and say, Hey, how’s it going, you know?

So I didn’t have a woman mentor until many years later—many, many years later when I became friendly with Bella Abzug. She kind of mentored me as to what’s important for women and where to put my energies in terms of gay women, and what I could best do to help women in our community and children. And that’s pretty much what I live by now, pretty much where I like to concentrate my efforts. You can only bite off so much, so you gotta know what you want to do” – 2005 interview

Now, grab a hairbrush and get in front of your mirror:

And remember: Nobody owns you.

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This Is What It’s Really Like Backstage At The Brits

Spoiler alert: includes a fairground, secret rooms, photobooths, and a shit load of free make-up.

1. The Brit Awards is always a pretty spectacular night of glamour and music.

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But what goes on behind-the-scenes is pretty much reserved for the celebs. However, I managed to go backstage at the O2 arena and see all the stuff that people much richer and famous will be enjoying. Here’s what I learned.

2. There is a very cool ~secret~ backstage area for the presenters, Ant and Dec, to hang out in.


This area at first looks like a bedroom, with floral wall paper, a wardrobe and excellent needle-point art on the walls saying things like: “If your name’s not down…have a safe journey home.”

That’s me in the mirror by the way — I thought that seeing as my name will never be down on any list, I may as well prove I’ve at least seen the signs.

Also, that mirrored wardrobe turned out to be an actual SECRET DOOR that led into another room which is pretty damn cool.

3. The next room — which is still part of Ant and Dec’s backstage area — is much larger than the first and features a bar, massive sofas, a TV, books, and a photobooth.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker


5. And that long bookcase on the far left hand side is ANOTHER SECRET DOOR. I got pretty excited at this stage and decided to film Matt, our photographer, opening it.

6. This final room contains one massive TV, a PlayStation, a bunch of games, and Guitar Hero.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

8. There are two whole corridors of dressing rooms for the performers. When we arrived there were people putting up the first few signs on the doors.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

Sadly Taylor Swift’s dressing room had not yet been identified by a sign so I couldn’t go and get on my hands and knees outside it in an act of worship of the ground she walks on.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker / Ellie Woodward

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

11. There are outlines of feet along these corridors, containing the words “This way for the Brits Spa”. That sounded pretty glamorous so I decided to check it out.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker / Ellie Woodward

12. And it turns out that celebrities backstage at the Brits have access to a room which up until now had been something I’d only ever seen in my dreams.

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13. It begins with a B make-up area, with lit mirrors and piles of cosmetic products just waiting to be applied to the faces of the rich and famous.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

16. Next up is a photobooth, which for the purposes of research, I decided to test out.

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I imagine that all the celebrities will be doing this exact pose on Wednesday night.

17. These were the results.

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18. Just around the corner is a pic ‘n’ mix stand which Matt and I in no way took advantage of.

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I am also in no way eating what’s left in my bag while writing this post.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

20. And after the sweets there is a VO5 hair station where stylists are on hand to perfect those famous barnets.

21. There’s also a screen in this area that you can write messages on using hairspray. It’s kind of like being a graffiti artist for five minutes and is pretty damn cool.

BuzzFeed / Ellie Woodward

BuzzFeed / Ellie Woodward


22. And as if that wasn’t enough, there is also a Simple rehydration station, where facial treatments are offered using Micellar water.

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Sidenote: If you’ve not heard of that then buy some because it will literally change your life.

23. There is also a casual spray-tan booth because a sunkissed glow is an absolute must for any red carpet appearance.

24. And the final station at the spa is a nail bar, with more colour options than I’ve ever seen.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

26. Completely separate from the spa is the artists’ lounge, where the people performing at the BRITs can hang out during rehearsals and on the night of the ceremony itself.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

27. They have access to a bar, offering up drinks.

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28. As well as a pretty tasty menu, including salads, club sandwiches, burritos, and hot dogs.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

30. Anyone in the artists’ lounge gets a goodie bag. There is one for men and one for women and they contain a shitload of amazing stuff.

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31. This is the women’s goodie bag.

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It contains a Paul’s Boutique handbag, JBL headphones, Northskull bracelets, Hugo Boss perfume, and a Sensichic candle.

32. And this is the men’s goodie bag.

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This contains a satchel, Bose speakers, Hugo Boss aftershave, a Shine fitness and sleep monitor, and an RE camera.

33. I also managed to get my hands on a BRIT Award itself, which was designed by Tracey Emin and came in this pretty box.

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34. The BRIT Award is a lovely shade of pale pink, and is covered with the words: “Congratulations on your talent, on your life, on everything you give to others. Thank you.”

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BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker


36. There is also a cute rosette on the back, and the whole thing is enough to make you want to somehow gain a bit of musical talent so you could put one on your mantlepiece, right?

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

37. After the winners of the night have collected their awards, they head through to the winners’ press room. Here, they stand in front of these screens and pose for photos with their award.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

38. They then go through to a second room where they stand on this stage and answer questions from the assembled media.

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39. Most of the guests at the Brits watch the show and dine in the main arena area of the O2. However, due to the size of the stage it’s not possible for everyone to be seated here.

40. There is an overspill area in a room behind the arena where the remaining guests are seated for dinner. When I made my trip backstage two days before the event, the area was still very much under construction.

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41. Once completed, it will hold dining tables and a stage, where James Bay will be serenading the guests.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

42. And after the meal, this area is then cleared out to make space for the Brits afterparty. Which involves fricking DODGEMS…

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker


BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker


BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

45. The final stop of my backstage tour was the arena itself where the ceremony will take place. It’s accessed by passing this sign which will be seen by every single performer on the night.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

So this means I have something in common with Taylor Swift and that is my biggest achievement so far this year.

46. Unfortunately, the inside of the arena and the layout of the stage must remain top secret until the night. This means that I can only leave you with this final image of the seats just behind the stage.

BuzzFeed / Matthew Tucker

47. But, what I will say is that the whole thing looks AMAZING. Roll on Wednesday evening.

The Brit Awards 2015 will air at 8pm on ITV on Wednesday 25 February.

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The Definitive Ranking Of Australia’s Most Popular Music Festivals

Bring back BDO.

16. Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Does anyone that’s not from Tamworth actually like it?

What you need to know: It’s an all round country affair – city kids used to city festivals may find it very overwhelming. And rather bogan.

15. Stereosonic.

If you’re into the whole dancing/jumping to all music that sounds the same then Stereo is for you.

What you need to know: Stereo is held in November/December every year, so you’ll have to start shredding by at least June.

14. Fat As Butter.

The Newcastle festival can draw some good bands, but the overall the line-up isn’t worth travelling for. Great for the local community and coastie kids however.

What you need to know: Don’t bother with sneaking in alcohol. They’re quite good at finding it.

13. Village Fair.

The people behind Village Fair are kind-hearted music lovers, just trying to give the people of Bathurst something worth dancing for.

What you need to know: It’s great for the uni culture, but if you live nowhere near Bathurst, probably not your thing.

12. Bluesfest Byron Bay.

Bluesfest is the kind of festival that may have one of your all time favourite musicians on the line-up, then nothing else interesting.

What you need to know: It’s a great one to take your Dad to.

11. Peats Ridge.

Peats Ridge was the most chilled out festival OF ALL TIME. Like, so chilled out, you can order Chai Tea and meditate while listening to the soothing sounds of Gotye to ring in the new year.

What you need to know: It’s not on anymore. Sorry.

10. Festival of the Sun.

Festival of the Sun is great for showcasing amazing Aussie talent and encourages dress up themes – fun!

What you need to know: You’re in for a good time, but not like wet-yourself-with-excitement good time.

9. Groovin The Moo.

Groovin The Moo is pretty consistent at boasting a fun line-up; but over the last couple years the festival is getting a little too diverse with the musical experimentation. So if your music taste is picky, more likely than not, you won’t be wanting to travel to go catch the festival for only one or two bands.

What you need to know: Dress warmly for the Canberra one. Otherwise your feet will turn into ice-blocks by the end of the night.

8. Future Music Festival.

Future is the dance/pop/rap manifesto that always draws the crowds back for a good time. Even Dizzee Rascal shows up when he’s invited and that’s something he doesn’t always do.

What you need to know: Stay hydrated. It gets hot out there.

7. Mountain Sounds.

Mountain Sounds is an awesome musical adventure situated on the Central Coast of NSW. Only a year old, the festival boasts a musically diverse line-up and showcases some fantastic Aussie acts.

What you need to know: The festival only runs for the Saturday but you have the option to camp both the Friday and Saturday nights – great for those who live out of town.

6. Secret Garden Festival.

While it’s colourful and the costumes are always fantastic there is a certain risk taken with going to Secret Garden – mainly the fact that you don’t know who’s on the line-up before purchasing tickets. But what’s life without a few risks?

What you need to know: The festival donates a lot of their proceeds towards charity so it’s all about good vibes and good samaritans.

5. St Jerome’s Laneway Festival.

Hipsters unite! Laneway Festival boasts a great array of international and local acts to wet your musical appetite.

What you need to know: There’ll be at least 5 or more bands on the line-up that are so indie you’ve never ever heard of them.

4. Big Day Out.

Big Day Out is the STAPLE of Australian festivals. The father figure. The one that you have to go to just for the novelty of it.

What you need to know: Currently no-one actually knows what the fuck is going on with BDO. Will it come back? We’ll wait with baited breath.

3. Falls Festival.

Chilled tunes by day, followed by lovely MDMA tunes by night (Must Dance Magnificently Always).

What you need to know: There’s a fair bit of walking so wear comfortable shoes and always keep a rain poncho handy. Face glitter isn’t a must but may be looked down upon unfavourably.

2. Soundwave.

One day many punk, rock, emo, metal and hardcore fans were praying for a festival that wouldn’t let them down. Then A.J Maddah – Soundwave God – answered these prayers, and brought a festival with a consistently stellar line-up.

What you need to know: Even if you don’t want to fork out for the festival, save your dollars. There’s bound to be at least three sidewaves you’ll want to hit up.

1. Splendour in the Grass.

It’s Australia’s biggest music festival and with good reason. Year after year Splendour constantly delivers and makes a perfect mid-year musical excursion.

What you need to know: If you love the Coachella line-up, chances are you’ll rate Splendour and the all round good vibe.

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Janelle Monae: Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley were under-appreciated by black Americans

R&B/soul singer Janelle Monae is a talented musician who deeply appreciates talented musicians who came before her, like guitarist Jimi Hendrix and  reggae great Bob Marley. Tonight she shared her thoughts on Hendrix and Marley after watching a powerful new documentary about Marley. In particular, she is angry that the two music legends did not receive more support from black America before their untimely deaths:

I am just angered that BLACK America did not embrace Bob Marley or Jimi Hendrix on radio like they should have. Angered.

— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) May 11, 2012

People wait until an artist (jimi hendrix/Bob Marley) has passed away to support and acknowledge. makes me sick to my stomach.

— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) May 11, 2012

@ConcretePark i know his family and he was not satisfied by the support of black people in America so there you go…

— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) May 11, 2012

@MoeCrosby @NaijaToast but why! Cause he played the electric guitar?????!

— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) May 11, 2012

@ConcretePark have you watched the "marley" doc? PLEASE watch it and then talk to me. God bless.

— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) May 11, 2012

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Fans pay tribute to jazz legend Dave Brubeck, gone at 91

The pioneering jazz pianist passed away this morning of heart failure, just one day shy of his 92nd birthday. Fans across the Twitterverse are sharing memories and tributes in celebration of Brubeck’s life and contribution to music:

You hear “Take 5” everywhere because its unique 5/4 time MESSES WITH YOU & forces you to boogie. Count the beat. Move. Thanks Dave.

— rob delaney (@robdelaney) December 5, 2012


— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) December 5, 2012

Won. Too. 3. Fore. Take 5ive #Brubeck

— Questo of The Roots (@questlove) December 5, 2012

10 years ago i had the privilege of meeting and sharing a stage with Dave Brubeck. Very sad to hear of his…

— moby (@thelittleidiot) December 5, 2012

R.I.P. – Dave Brubeck ‘Takes the A Train’ to Heaven –…

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) December 5, 2012

RIP Dave Brubeck: 5/4 will never be the same.

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 5, 2012

RIP Dave Brubeck, who turned esoteric avant-garde experiments into some of the most accessible, best-known music of the 20th century.

— Andrew Barker (@barkerrant) December 5, 2012

Brubeck! There’s a very special place for him up there. What a gift.

— Devon Pendleton (@DevonPendleton) December 5, 2012

Very sorry to hear of the death of Dave Brubeck, the man was a musical genius.

— Calum McGregor (@RightWingPixie) December 5, 2012

1-2-3-1-2. 1-2-3-1-2. Thinking about Dave Brubeck and all of the times I’ve counted under his music. Thanks.

— marktsweeney (@marktsweeney) December 5, 2012

Extremely sad to hear about Dave Brubeck. His groups are all among the biggest influences on me as a writer, beyond the genre.

— Dylan Ryan (@dylino_ryno) December 5, 2012

Brubeck was one of my heroes. Very rarely can someone compose so effortlessly in difficult time signatures, something I aspire to

— Chris Baker (@crubba) December 5, 2012

When we had our first kid, a friend gave us Brubeck’s Time Out cd. We played the heck out of that thing and never got tired of it.

— Mike Grosvenor (@gro7or) December 5, 2012

RIP, Dave Brubeck, one of the genuine giants of jazz music. His music will be ubiquitous today, as it always should be. Thanks, Mr. Brubeck.

— Shawn Sensiba (@shawnsensiba) December 5, 2012

RIP Dave Brubeck. A truly inspirational musical mind.

— Alex Ryan Milsted (@alexmilsted) December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck was the reason I played saxophone as a kid. Take five, sir.

— Danielle (@MississippiMama) December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck. RIP. he unlocked uncommon time for so many of us. Rare talent. #brubeck

— Eric Wilson (@Woodrownet) December 5, 2012

Wow, Dave Brubeck died today at 91. When I was 17, he and Paul Desmond meant the world to me. It was all about expressiveness.

— Peter Straub (@peterstraubnyc) December 5, 2012

History of pop music almost entirely songs in 4/4 or 3/4. It takes a genius to make a worldwide hit out of a 5/4 number. Dave Brubeck RIP.

— Fraser Nelson (@frasernelson) December 5, 2012

My fave Dave Brubeck Quartet album is “Dave Digs Disney” (1957), and particularly their version of “So This Is Love” from “Cinderella”.

— William Newton (@wbdnewton) December 5, 2012

Just found out Dave Brubeck died. Saw him live many times at Newport, RI Jazzfest. Take Five was soundtrack to my husband’s wooing of me

— Breadchick (@Breadchick) December 5, 2012

My earliest drum chops were learned trying to play along to ‘Take Five’. RIP jazz legend Dave Brubeck.

— jian ghomeshi (@jianghomeshi) December 5, 2012

R.I.Pdave to see him play as a kid, pure genius and an amazing life story. true legend.

— gary powell (@gdogg27) December 5, 2012

I remember driving upstate with my dad begging to play my music. Dad: “Only if we listen to Jazz 1st. First tape I heard, Dave Brubeck. #RIP

— Daniel Halioua (@dhalioua) December 5, 2012

Sad to hear of Dave Brubeck. Heard him live a few years back. He was helped out the piano and then played an amazing show. Rest in peace.

— Susan Robertson (@susanjrobertson) December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck died 1 day short of his 92nd birthday. Perfect syncopation.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 5, 2012

#Brubeck, dead at 91, what time that old heart kept, how its rhythms let us all appreciate the antic beat of change. Thanks, Dave. Take 5.

— Boiarski (@Boiarski) December 5, 2012

Beautifully put. RIP.

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15 Bottomless Boozy Brunches In London

Start your day the right way.

Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed/ New Street Grill/ B&H Buildings

1. New Street Grill at Old Bengal Warehouse

New Street Grill

New Street Grill


Whether it’s a sausage, bacon and maple-syrup waffle, or a full English, add free-flowing prosecco to your order and settle in.

Price: From £12, plus an additional £15 per person for prosecco refills.

Nearest station: Liverpool Street

2. Forge and Co

Forge and Co


Pick up a veggie full English (above, left), or maybe some bubble & squeak, and wash it down with endless prosecco. Splendid.

Price: From £4 plus £10 for a glass of prosecco with refills.

Nearest station: Shoreditch High Street

3. Flesh and Buns

Flesh and Buns

Flesh and Buns


Fancy a feast? How about steamed Japanese buns with steak or pork belly? How about Korean friend wings and sushi? And dessert? And unlimited beer, wine or prosecco? Truly a marvel.

Price: £39/£46 per person, including: a cocktail on arrival; chips, dips, and edamame; unlimited hot and cold dishes; signature “flesh & buns”; unlimited prosecco or red or white wine; and dessert for the table.

Nearest station: Covent Garden

4. Bunga Bunga

Bunga Bunga


If you’re over a traditional brunch, branch out to Bunga Bunga. Antipasti, pizza, and unlimited Bellinis. Wow.

Price: £38 per person from 11.30am–1pm (£48 per person afterwards), including pastries, bread, antipasti, pizzas, pudding, and unlimited Bellinis.

Nearest station: Battersea Park

5. Lima Floral

Lima Floral


For a Peruvian twist on brunch (check out the sea-bream ceviche, above left), pop along to LIMA Floral. And bottomless prosecco is nice too.

Price: From £18 per person, plus £10 for prosecco refills.*

*Launches Saturday 21st February

Nearest station: Covent Garden

6. The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition


Delicious and pocket-friendly. Grab eggs as you like them, and refresh yourself with bottomless Bloody Marys or mimosas.

Price: £20 per person for bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys, bottomless tea or coffee, bottomless toast, and a main.

Nearest station: East Dulwich

7. Karnavar


A bounty of delicious Indian food for brunch, plus unlimited Duval Leroy champagne and live music? Delightful.

Price: £25 per person (£45 per person including unlimited champagne) for unlimited items including dhokla, sambar vada, soup, roasts, and desserts.

Nearest station: South Croydon

8. Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings




Settle into a comfy armchair and chow down on an eggs Benny, washed down with unlimited Bellinis and Bloody Marys. Simply delightful.

Price: Food from £3.50, £15 per person for bottomless Bloody Marys, £16 for bottomless Bellinis.

Nearest station: Farringdon

9. The Gaslight Grill

Gaslight Grill

Gaslight Grill


Ditch the eggs and have an early roast. And to really put some spring in your step, there’s an unlimited DIY Bloody Mary bar (above right) featuring home-infused vodka, gin, tequila, and whiskey.

Price: Roasts from £10.50, and £20 for unlimited Bloody Marys.

Nearest station: Battersea Park

10. One Canada Square

One Canada Square


Whether it’s soft shell crab Benedict or ox cheek hash, what makes this boozy brunch stand out is the choice. Choose from endless raspberry Bellinis, Bloody Marys, prosecco, white wine, red wine, or rosé.

Price: Food from £7.50, and £15 for bottomless drinks.

Nearest station: Canary Wharf

11. Aqua Kyoto


This option is pricy, but the selection is amazing. Think luxury sushi and sashimi, yakitori, noodles, and mochi ice-cream, as well as unlimited house wine and beer.

Price: From £55 per person, including a cocktail on arrival, a wide range of dishes, and unlimited house wine and beer.

Nearest station: Oxford Circus

12. Avenue


Whether you fancy a burger or a pancake stack, add unlimited Bloody Marys or prosecco to get your Saturday on the right track.

Price: Food from £14.50, and £15 per person for unlimited prosecco or Bloody Marys.

Nearest station: Green Park

13. Villandry St James’s

Villandry St James’s

A slightly more expensive option, but with unlimited quality fizz (Frerejean Frères Champagne).

Price: £40 per person, including a range of brunch items, as well as a pastry, a cake platter, and unlimited coffee, orange juice, and champagne.

Nearest station: Charing Cross

14. W Hotel, Leicester Square

Tim Winter

W Hotel


The brunch menu is incredible (including a smoked haddock and salmon Scotch egg) and the unlimited drinks are 10/10 (including a Belvedere Bloody Mary and bottomless Tanqueray 10 Red Snapper).

FYI, we inquired and you are able to order the unlimited drinks menu on its own (just make sure to eat at home first!).

Price: Brunch from £25 per person, and brunch bevs £25 per person.

Nearest station: Leicester Square

15. Rita’s




It’s not unlimited, but Rita’s deserves a shout-out for its amazing value brunch combo, which includes a main, a Sriracha Bloody Mary or mimosa, and unlimited refill filter coffee.

Price:: £16 per person for a brunch combo.

Nearest station: London Fields

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Duncan Sheik threatens to punch Greg Gutfeld in the neck; Gutfeld destroys!/TheDuncanSheik/status/318141852782055424

New tone!

.@theduncansheik Sending threats over the internet, and not even using @greggutfeld ‘s handle? You are really brave!

— AG (@AG_Conservative) March 31, 2013

Yes. He’s awfully brave to come to the rescue of a Hollywood celebrity, isn’t he? Aww, Duncan Sheik is so vewwy angwy that Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld has been righteously calling out actor Jim Carrey on his gun-grabbing ‘Cold Dead Hand’ jackassery. Calling gun owners “heartless motherf**kers” and mocking the late Charlton Heston? Totally fine. And if you dare call him on it, Duncan will punch you in the neck.

And it is so very courageous that he deleted that tweet. But, sorry Duncan: Twitchy and Twitter are forevah.

In which @theduncansheik threatens @greggutfeld #RedEye…

— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) March 31, 2013

Of course, like Jim Carrey, Duncan Sheik is trying to prop up his (one-hit wonder) career by politicizing tragedies. You see, he is releasing a gun-grabbing song as well.

“Lay Down Your Weapons” was written in 2011, while Sheik was on tour in Indonesia. “I have been playing it live during the past couple of tours and there have been many requests that I release some version of it,” Sheik says of the song. “Because of the the ongoing, senseless gun violence that is plaguing America I felt even more acutely that I wanted this song to be available to anyone who wanted to hear it. The lyric was not written as a political statement and is obviously a metaphor about fraught human relationships but I do feel personally there are many types of weapons out there that need to be ‘laid down’ for good and forever. Thank you for listening.”

Not a political statement. Even though he is releasing it due to “ongoing, senseless gun violence that is plaguing America.”

I think the video for Lay Down Your Weapons is up on my website. It’s by the most excellent visual artist John Duckworth.Enjoy.

— Duncan Sheik (@TheDuncanSheik) March 27, 2013

Convenient! Duncan Sheik continues to expose his hate and his idiocy.

@greggutfeldJim Carrey’s has no “paymasters”. He does not benefit from his critique of NRA and Fox News. You do, apparently, suck their –

— Duncan Sheik (@TheDuncanSheik) March 31, 2013


Greg Gutfeld takes to Twitter to respond and destroys Sheik.

.@theduncansheik not the point old chap. But u get points for trying.

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) March 31, 2013

..@theduncansheik are you still alive?

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) March 31, 2013

@greggutfeld oh look! I’ve roused your rabble! What fun.

— Duncan Sheik (@TheDuncanSheik) March 31, 2013

Hey @theduncansheik your last hit was in 96. Did we have cell phones then?

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) March 31, 2013

@greggutfeld ok … This is twitter “punch in the neck” is a reference to a David Sedaris book. It’s a crass joke. You know that right?

— Duncan Sheik (@TheDuncanSheik) March 31, 2013

A joke. Like Jim Carrey’s emoticons; he is totally loving and just joking! Serious You Guys.

The last time @theduncansheik had a hit Rachel still had feelings for Ross. #old #sad #drunk

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) March 31, 2013

@greggutfeld Hi,I think this has gone far enough. I apologize if anyone saw my Sedaris quote as a real threat. Not my style. My bad. Truly.

— Duncan Sheik (@TheDuncanSheik) March 31, 2013

@lunashallbefree actually you are right. Was a foolish tweet.

— Duncan Sheik (@TheDuncanSheik) March 31, 2013

It’s par for the course, Mr. Sheik. The oh-so-tolerant Left? They always attack. Civility for thee, but not for me. Every time.

Sadly, Mr. Sheik didn’t learn and continues with the foolish.

So psyched for game of thrones … I need some entertainment after today’s absurdity …

— Duncan Sheik (@TheDuncanSheik) March 31, 2013

Absurdity! Why can’t you bitterly clinging rubes just let him say whatever violent thing he wants with no questions? He then, of course, seeks out crapweasel Dana Vachon. As Twitchy reported, he jumped aboard the Fox News-bashing train.

@danavachon hello, brother ; )

— Duncan Sheik (@TheDuncanSheik) April 1, 2013

Brothers. In hateful arms. Sheik then, of course, retweeted Jim Carrey. Fan boy!

RT @jimcarrey: Jesus was the ultimate example of forgiveness faith and renewal.Let’s lift our spirits to a brighter place,today.Hap… htt …

— Duncan Sheik (@TheDuncanSheik) April 1, 2013

Hey @theduncansheik you’re the fortran of pop music.

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) March 31, 2013


We are “barely breathing”: Due to gasping for breath with giggles over this awesome mockery.

Oh hey, I misspelled Duncan Sheik. Probably because he’s DUNCAN SHEIK

— Leah Blair (@leahblizz) March 31, 2013

@jaycaruso Hell, musically @theduncansheik is a parody account of The Gin Blossoms.

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) March 31, 2013

Who the hell is @theduncansheik? Is he the @the_ironsheik‘s unsuccessful brother?

— Tommy (@FirstTeamTommy) March 31, 2013

Dear @theduncansheik: of course @jimcarrey benefits from being anti-NRA. Hollywood doesn’t hire conservatives. @greggutfeld

— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) March 31, 2013

NEXT UP: the dudes in the Macarena video give their opinion on @greggutfeld! @theduncansheik

— Leah Blair (@leahblizz) March 31, 2013

.@theduncansheik‘s greatest claim to fame is singing that one song we always skip past when listening to light 90’s radio in our cars

— Leah Blair (@leahblizz) March 31, 2013

.@theduncansheik I’m glad someone out there is willing to stand up for multimillionaire Hollywood celebrities. #kudos @greggutfeld #redeye

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) March 31, 2013

. @theduncansheik if you did that some might say he is “Barely Breathing”, and…I’d reference other titles of yours but there are none

— Michael DeMeulenaere (@MichaelDeek) March 31, 2013

cc @danavachon @theduncansheik RT @exjon: Criticizing Fox News is the last refuge of the dullard. #redeye

— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) March 31, 2013

When you have nothing substantive to say, just make physical threats. Exhibit A: @theduncansheik #LiberalLogic #TweetLikeaLiberal

— Whitney Neal (@WhitneyNeal) March 31, 2013

Greg you had better watch out, he is after all, a one-hit wonder – RT @greggutfeld: @theduncansheik are you still alive?

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) March 31, 2013

#90sMusicBetterThanDuncanSheik Pavement “Blue Hawaiian” @theduncansheik

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) March 31, 2013

The first theme to The O’Reilly Factor #90sMusicBetterThanDuncanSheik

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) March 31, 2013

#truthbomb RT @the_zarf: All of it.#90sMusicBetterThanDuncanSheik

— the eye (@ShannonPoe) March 31, 2013

@greggutfeld The last time @theduncansheik had a hit, I was typing “5318008” on my Audiovox beeper.

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) March 31, 2013

@exjon @greggutfeld Hell, last time @theduncansheik had a hit I was testing out my new 8-bit Nintendo.

— Jason B. Whitman (@JasonBWhitman) March 31, 2013

. @theduncansheik has leapt to defend @jimcarrey from @greggutfeld. Think I’ll wait and see what the dude from Men Without Hats has to say.

— Korey (@wickerman2kl) April 1, 2013

Stay tuned?

@mountaineerking @theduncansheik … again w the violent threats coming from the supposed peace loving left… irony? Or just sad?

— Thomas Evans (@ThomasEvans435) March 31, 2013

Bingo. Also, embrace the power of “and.”

Update: Threatening to punch someone in the neck is actually not a threat, rubes!

@al_b_damned was not threat unless you consider what Larry, Moe, and Curly said to each other “threats”. Happy Monday Everyone!

— Duncan Sheik (@TheDuncanSheik) April 1, 2013

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