Armed with licenses from the music labels and publishers, Apple will be able to scan customers' digital music libraries in iTunes and quickly mirror their collections on its own servers, say three people briefed on the talks. If the sound quality of a particular song on a user's hard drive isn't good enough, Apple will be able to replace it with a higher-quality version. Users of the service will then be able to stream, whenever they want, their songs and albums directly to PCs, iPhones, iPads, and perhaps one day even cars. And the music industry gets a chance at the next best thing after selling shrink-wrapped CDs: monthly subscription fees, à la Netflix (NFLX) and the cable companies.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM have announced the titles and release dates for filmmaker Peter Jackson's two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's enduringly popular masterpiece "The Hobbit." The first film, titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will be released on December 14, 2012. The second film, titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is slated for release the following year, on December 13, 2013.
If you're looking for an amazingly good time this summer that'll have you dancing up the aisles and laughing like you've never laughed before, I have one word for you: Tequila. Or you can go see, 'Bridesmaids.'
I loved it. There are so many hilarious moments in it, like when Kristen Wiig is on the plane. I don't know how any of the actors were able to keep a straight face.
Everyone in this film was fantastic. I loved Chris O'Dowd as the police officer. Maya Rudolph was on my show and called him a "hunky Irish morsel," and I agree. She also thought I should be in the sequel, so clearly she's smart and her opinion is to be valued.
Some people are saying that this film proves that women are funny. Finally! I had been wondering about that for years.
Of course women are funny. It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman -- funny is funny. When I saw this movie, I looked around the theater and there were men and women all having a good time. There were couples and people dressed up like crazy bridesmaids. There was even a man wearing nothing but kitchen utensils. Looking back, I may have been at a Lady Gaga concert.
Point is, I loved this movie and so will you. I'm very much looking forward to being in the sequel.
Prominent rapper Tupac has been found alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand, locals report. The small town - unnamed due to security risks - allegedly housed Tupac and Biggie Smalls (another rapper) for several years. One local, David File, recently passed away, leaving evidence and reports of Tupac's visit in a diary, which he requested be shipped to his family in the United States.
"We were amazed to see what David left behind," said one of sisters, Jasmine, aged 31. "We thought it best to let the world know as we feel this doesn't deserve to be kept secret."