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12 Movies Like Superbad That Comedy Fans Need To Watch

"Superbad" is one of the most influential comedies of the 21st century — or, at the very least, one of the raunchiest. Screenwriters Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg based the film's wild situations on stories from their own childhood, and worked with director Greg Mottola to craft a new teen comedy classic worthy of the high school movie hall of fame.Released by Judd Apatow's The Apatow Company, "Superbad" launched successful new stars who would go on to appear frequently in Apatow productions. Mic...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Molly, Georgia, Chicago, Rebecca, Franco, Seth Rogen, Catholic, Tom Cruise, Jason Bateman, Princeton, Judd Apatow, Jonah Hill, Skull Island, George Michael

Detroit native Deon Estus, bassist for Wham! and George Michael, dies at 65

Born Jeffrey Dean Estus in 1956, Estus attended Northwestern High School in Detroit, where he recorded two albums with an R&B band called Brainstorm.        [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: Religion, Detroit, George Michael, Detroit Free Press, Northwestern High School, Deon Estus, Jeffrey Dean Estus, Estus

The Number Ones: George Michael’s “Praying For Time”

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.
Tags: Music, George Michael, The Number Ones

Every The Office Halloween Episode Ranked Worst To Best

When you want to get into the spooky season mood but don't have time for a scary movie, why not throw on a Halloween episode of "The Office" instead? After all, sitcoms like "The Office" are particularly good at holiday-themed episodes, and Halloween offers the added pleasure of getting to see the gang wearing costumes. It's fun to see actors, who pretend to be other people for living, play dress up as their characters. Figuring out who or what a fictional character would want to be for Hallowee...
Tags: Facebook, Television, Movies, Office, Dave, Katy Perry, Broadway, Nba, Kate Middleton, Meredith, Dorothy, Adolf Hitler, George Michael, Charlie Chaplin, Michael, Erin

Aaliyah: ‘Her sound is the R&B blueprint’

She died in a plane crash 20 years ago – but her records still sound like the future. As they finally hit streaming services, fans and acquaintances explore Aaliyah’s enduring appealTwenty years ago this month, the R&B superstar Aaliyah died at 22 after the badly overloaded plane she and her entourage were travelling in crashed taking off from the Bahamas, where she had been filming the video to her song Rock the Boat.From the almost shockingly sparse Are You That Somebody? to the addictive robo...
Tags: Books, Music, Film, Culture, Pop and rock, R&B, Aaliyah, Timbaland, Detroit, Bahamas, George Michael, Katy B, R Kelly, Ciara, Frank Ocean, Tinashe

Jeremy Clarkson criticises Covid scientists, saying ‘if you die, you die’

Broadcaster complains about caution shown by ‘communists at Sage’ over reopening societyIt is a long list that includes travellers, cyclists, animal rights activists, lorry drivers, George Michael and Liverpool. Now Jeremy Clarkson has opened himself up to more anger after he criticised “those communists at Sage” preventing opening up because, he argues, “if you die, you die.”In an interview with the Radio Times, Clarkson gives his views on the pandemic and what should happen next. Many will fin...
Tags: Media, UK News, Liverpool, Jeremy Clarkson, Clarkson, George Michael, Radio Times, Coronavirus

George Michael Would Have Been ‘Flattered’ by Lorde’s ‘Solar Power,’ Estate Says

Earlier this month, in the hours after the release of “Solar Power” — the title track from Lorde’s forthcoming third album, due in August — the two songs people kept mentioning as possible inspirations were George Michael’s “Freedom 90” and “Loaded” by British rockers Primal Scream. In an interview shortly after the song dropped, Lorde […]
Tags: News, Lorde, George Michael

Episode 87 | Capricorn Full Moon: Mullet Over!

Title: 087 | Capricorn Full Moon: Mullet Over! April and Jen mull over the week ahead with a dramatic Capricorn Full Moon and two planets changing direction (Mercury turns direct, while Neptune turns retrograde). Venus gets busy, leaving home-loving Cancer and heading into expressive LEEEoooo (sing along!), while swimming nicely with sleepyhead Neptune and facing off against the lord of the underworld, Pluto. Yikes! Good thing the Sun takes time to celebrate itself by making a happy aspect to e...
Tags: Podcast, Time, Leo, Jupiter, Pluto, George Michael, Neptune, Venus, Astrology, Pisces, Jen, Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine, Lyle Lovett, Episodes, Leo Full Moon

Lorde Explains the Inspiration for ‘Solar Power’: Primal Scream, but Apparently Not George Michael

When “Solar Power,” the first single from Lorde’s long-anticipated third album, dropped on Thursday, the internet rapidly filled with mentions of previous songs it evoked, most prominently George Michael’s “Freedom 90” and the less-globally-known “Loaded” by long-running British rockers Primal Scream (along with the Eagles’ “Seven Bridges Road,” Kate Bush and others). In an interview […]
Tags: News, Lorde, Kate Bush, George Michael, Eagles

Lorde’s comeback single is a lesson in letting pop stars take their time

Solar Power delivers a statement of loose-limbed maturity from a mercurial star who is much imitated but utterly uniqueLorde has said she was “waiting for the right moment” to release her comeback single, Solar Power, and opted for 11 June to coincide with the year’s only solar eclipse (although leaks may have forced her hand). Her chosen date resonates beyond the obvious thematic associations of her hazy, sun-worshipping comeback single and its cheeky cover art.Pop stars, especially young women...
Tags: Music, Lorde, Culture, Pop and rock, The Rolling Stones, New Zealand, Solar Power, Primal Scream, George Michael, Olivia Rodrigo

George Michael's ex to inherit part of his £97m fortune after court battle is settled

George Michael's ex, Texan Kenny Goss, has reached an agreement with the singer's...
Tags: George Michael, Kenny Goss

Join the Cycle Oregon ‘Challenge’ and ride like it’s 1988

A great excuse to hit the open road and support Cycle Oregon.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) In 1988 Guns N’ Roses and George Michael were chart-toppers, puffy sleeve dresses were all the rage, an IBM PC with a whopping 30 MB hard drive would set you back $1,249, and you could buy a new house for a mere $90,000. 1988 Cycle Oregon logo. It was also the inaugural year for a scrappy little ride called Cycle Oregon that would evolve into an influential nonprofit and one of the best bike ...
Tags: Oregon, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Salem, Ibm, George Michael, Cycle Oregon, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Ride With Gps, Brookings Oregon, Community of Giving COG

Dreaming and Drinking

The pandemic in France means seven o’clock curfew, no gatherings, no restaurants, no bars, no clothing stores. I’m fine, Tom’s fine. Our days are busy and our evenings are cozy. So why is there this lingering feeling that I’m lacking a little extra zest in life? Maybe its because for more than a year I have not been 30 minutes from home Recently the local SudOuest Mag(azine) gave me the spark— the zest!—for a dream adventure. My dream destination is just south of Bordeaux. Open Tue...
Tags: Travel, France, New York City, America, Paris, James Bond, Ian Fleming, George Michael, Le Havre, Vesper, Empire State Building, Lillet, Windsor, Tom, Andes, PAUL

Watch this new "Killer Queen" parody and then plan to get vaccinated!

Two weeks ago, comedian Heather Gardner's parody song "Bad Faith" was hilarious – a twist on George Michael's "Faith" that poked fun at all the gibberish coming out of Tucker Carlson's mouth. This week, she tones down the funny while inspiring people to "Get Vaccinated" in this PSA-like take on Queen's "Killer Queen." — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, George Michael, Tucker Carlson, Heather Gardner, Meidas Touch, Get Vaccinated, The Divided States of America

Watch: Laura Ingraham finally admits to all of Fox's 'Bad Faith' BS (a George Michael parody)

Frozen wind turbines, going to Cancún for the sake of the children, a Pelosi-caused insurrection, everything that spews out of Tucker Carlson's mouth… Fox's 'round-the-clock faux news is hilariously covered in this George Michael "Faith" do-over. Sung by Heather Gardner, this first appeared last week on Gardner's new political late night show, The Divided State of America, which churns out a new episode every Thursday. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, America, Fox, Parodies, George Michael, Tucker Carlson, Cancun, Pelosi, Gardner, Laura Ingraham, Heather Gardner, Meidas Touch, The Divided State of America, George Michael Faith

George Michael: Former partner Fadi Fawaz sought by police

An arrest warrant has been issued after hairdresser Fadi Fawaz failed to turn up to court.
Tags: News, George Michael, Fadi Fawaz

‘Genius: Aretha’ Trailer: Cynthia Erivo Becomes the Queen of Soul

Cynthia Erivo is the Queen of Soul in Genius: Aretha, the latest entry in Nat Geo’s anthology series that focuses on renowned historical figures. The first season was about Albert Einstein while season 2 dealt with Pablo Picasso. Now, season 3 will tell the story of Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who became the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Watch the latest Genius: Aretha trailer below. Genius Aretha Trailer  In Genius: Aretha, Cy...
Tags: Television, Movies, Aretha Franklin, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Michigan, Time Magazine, Hulu, Memphis, Martin Luther King Jr, George Michael, True Story, Columbia Records, Angela Davis, Atlantic Records, Jerry Wexler

Protecting the graves of Karl Marx and George Michael

Climate change is making the trees at Highgate Cemetery much more susceptible to disease.
Tags: News, Karl Marx, George Michael, Highgate Cemetery

Christmas cheer from Slayer and George Michael

For Christmas 2020, mashup artist extraordinaire Bill McClintock combined Slayer's "South of Heaven" with Wham!'s "Last Christmas" into a song he calls "South of Christmas" by Slam! There's also a cameo appearance by Rammstein and McClintock himself with a festive guitar solo. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Christmas, Mashup, Slayer, George Michael, Wham, McClintock, Rammstein, Bill McClintock

‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr. releases new Christmas album ahead of Sam Cooke role in ‘One Night in Miami’

Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. said he’d never really thought about releasing holiday music until his followers on Twitter insisted. Odom, best known for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash, “Hamilton,” said fans would tweet at him saying, “Leslie, please record a Christmas album” or “I’d love to hear you sing this Christmas song,” he recalled with a laugh during a recent phone interview from his Los Angeles-area home. Odom now has t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Music, Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South Africa, Broadway, Miami, Philadelphia, George Michael, Ali, Hamilton, Sam Cooke

Henry Golding goes home again in delicate drama 'Monsoon'

For the record! In my review of last year's George Michael-themed holiday rom-com "Last Christmas"...          [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
Tags: Religion, George Michael, Austin American-Statesman, Henry Golding

Festival Pass: Drive-in Christmas concert; a virtual Jingle Ball and more

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Even though I work in our entertainment and features department, any election week is stressful in newsrooms. So I’ve been focusing on my plants. As I’ve mentioned here before, my pandemic hobby (obsession?) has been houseplant parenthood. I try to name them after rock stars whose material I own on vinyl because I like to give the plants listening sessions ...
Tags: Etsy, California, Youtube, La, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Music Festivals, Coachella, Santa, Pasadena, Randall

JPMorgan's Dimon preaches patience — Ex-Coatue MD to launch new fund — Election fallout continues

A trader looks up at stock prices as he works on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange early in the trading session, November 10, 2008. Mike Segar/Reuters Still trying to make heads or tails of the election? Click here to get the full rundown on all the races. If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your daily dose of the stories dominating banking, business, and big deals.Like the newsletter? Hate the newsletter? Feel free to drop me a line at ddefrances...
Tags: New York, Trends, Getty, New York Stock Exchange, Jamie Dimon, George Michael, Amol Sarva, Edward Shenderovich, Jpmorgan, Liberty Global PLC, JP Morgan Chase Co, Sohn Investment Conference, Dimon, Laffont, Coatue, Philippe Laffont

Guest Post: Diogenes

  “Walking in LA, nobody walks in LA. LA is a great big freeway, put a hundred down and buy a car.”  If you’re anywhere near my age you know those lyrics and nothing could be further from the truth.  If you ask someone here where they’re from, they’ll tell you which neighborhood, never just LA.  In reality, this is a city of unique neighborhoods, many of them totally walkable with their own main streets, cafes, little shops, housing styles, and identities.  Atwater Village, West Hollywood, Lar...
Tags: Travel, La, Los Angeles, George Michael, West Hollywood, West Hollywood Park, Santa Monica Boulevard, SMB, Diogenes, La La, French la Vie, Will Roger, Santa Monica Boulevard OK, Norma Triangle Park, Beverly Gardens

U2's Joshua Tree voted the best album of the 1980s

The record beat Michael Jackson's Thriller and George Michael's Faith to top a Radio 2 poll.
Tags: UK, News, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Joshua Tree

John Lennon at 80: George Michael-owned Imagine piano put on display

A piano used by John Lennon to compose Imagine and later bought by George Michael goes on show in Liverpool.
Tags: News, John Lennon, George Michael

The Number Ones: Wham!’s “Everything She Wants”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, George Michael, Wham, The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Wham! Featuring George Michael’s “Careless Whisper”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, George Michael, Wham, The Number Ones

Giant George Michael mural unveiled in Kingsbury

The nine-metre high piece celebrates the singer as a pioneering cultural and LGBTQ+ figure, artist says.
Tags: UK, News, George Michael, Kingsbury