Showing posts with label celebrities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label celebrities. Show all posts

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Rappers Skate Maloley and Derek Luh injured in on stage scuffle with security guards

Rappers Nate 'Skate' Maloley and Derek Luh and their fans were involved in a scuffle with security at a New York nightclub

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Friday, 19 February 2016

AIB co-founder Tanmay Bhatt defends the AIB Roast in Reddit

After paying a high price of 4000 Rs for the AIB Roast to see some copied jokes which were often repeated , some people went vocal on Reddit.

I hated it.I must be the odd one out here but the AIB roast last night at NSCI in Mumbai was disappointing at best. I'm a big fan of AIB and also of the Comedy Central roasts and while I expect Bollywood to copy from the west I do not understand why even our comedians are now copying from the west!
The absolute worst one was some short guy named Abish Mathew who screwed up some of his lines and the ones he didn't were from jokes that have been done to death on reddit. "Karan Johar is so deep in the closet he is in narnia" This was funny as a meme in 2012. I mean c'mon - people have paid 4000 bucks for this tickets. The least you can do is come up with your own jokes!!

Aditi Mittal is god awful and she continued to make me wonder why the hell is she popular at all! Her jokes left the crowd silent.

Khamba and Tanmay Bhatt were brilliant and miles above the rest. Rajeev Masand as a guest was decent as well. The rest besides that is a blur right now and this is the biggest let down. They all kept on making the same jokes again and again and again. I heard jokes on Arjun Kapoor being 12th fail by at least 6 comedians. Seriously? Some of these jokes became so repetitive that it felt like these guys had written all the jokes in 2 days and just split them among themselves.

And then at the end Arjun and Ranveer kept bouncing of the stage like drunk idiots. Ranveer would randomly start singing hindi songs and then yell at people for not watching Kill Dill. Something is wrong with that guy. Arjun Kapoor was forgettable at best. Of course, two bollywood actors kissing and jumping and yelling - the crowd ate it up. The last 15 minutes were just Kjo, AR an RS goofing off (Ranveer even smooched Karan) and suddenly at the end we had a standing ovation.

On my way home I kept thinking to myself - is this the best of Indian comedy? I hope not! 

To this Tanmay Bhatt replied:

Hey! Just saw this! Given I was a part of the show and one of the four writers who wrote it, I'd like to give my perspective on this.

a) I'm sorry you thought the show was disappointing. However, accusing us of "ripping off" the comedy central roast is totally and a little unfounded. "Roasting" is a form of comedy that's existed for decades, way wayyy before Comedy Central popularised it on their show. Just wiki it. It's been around for ages. It's like saying if someone does Improv comedy here, they're copying it from Whose Line Is It Anyway. Fact is, it's an art form that's practiced around the world and is an accepted generic format of a show. We deal with such accusations often enough. Sometimes folks watch a local stand up comedian do some crowd work and talk to the audience during a show and make jokes on them and then walk out saying "That guy copied Russell Peters by making fun of the audience". Again, a classic misjudgement made by an audience that hasn't been exposed to a lot of comedy. :)

You mention that Karan, the roastmaster walks onto stage and introduces the panel and then the roastees. Again, it's standard format across roasts to introduce the panel by the roastmaster by roasting them and then introducing the roastees. Sometimes, the roast master introduces the roastees first and then the panel. But more or less the show flows the same way.

About the Narnia joke. Sorry if you thought that was copied. We sat in a room for 15 days straight and wrote over a 1000 one liners. Fact is, when you write 200 "being in a closet" jokes, there's a good chance somebody will make the connection to Narnia. Why would we copy a joke intentionally? We're very aware that an online audience is exposed to the best roasting in the world and is exposed to a 100 diff kinds of comedy. Copying something that too so early in our career is suicide. Nobody in their right mind would copy something intentionally :)

Anecdote: There was a joke Ashish made about Raghu which went "When Raghu and Rajeev were born the doctors said "Mubarakh ho chutiye hue hai". While editing the show a month later, I saw it and I looked at Khamba and said "Khamba, this joke sounds too easy to have never been made by anyone before. It sounds like someone somewhere might have made it. Can we look this up? Surely enough, a thousand people had made the "mubarakh ho chutiye hue hai" joke about a 100 different people. Infact, Mubharakh Ho ____ hua hai was a joke format. Very popular on these Rajnikanth vs CID type of Facebook pages. We had no idea since the four of us hadn't stumbled upon those. Instantly deleted off our show.

The point you raise about making jokes about the same tropes. Arjun being 12th fail. Ranvir being promiscuous. Well, you're probably right. But from what I've heard about roasts, (have seen all of them a dozen times, have read every possible article about the CC roasts and have heard podcasts by comics on the show) this seems to be the norm at every roast (you eventually see an edited version on TV and that tends to help clean out the repetition) Check out Patrice O Niel talking about going last on the Sheen roast. He talks about how so many topics were done to death by the time he came on stage that he had to wing certain bits. A lot of times, comics going up towards the second half of the show tend to change their bits on the fly because of the very repetitive nature of the roast. Check out my set whe the video comes out. I had to do unconventional and slightly different type of jokes for Arjun, Karan, Ashish because the steretypes were so done. Also you'll notice in the final video, the repetition level also goes down, much like the CC roasts :)

And this isn't an excuse, but putting the roast together in bollywood is not as easy as it seems. There are a lot of topics that are off limit. Plus we're making fun of actors that have been around for a limited amount of time. So there's not a lot of angles to look for. We had a slightly tough time cracking these two and honestly it was a huge learning curve for us as well. Next year when we roast someone else, we'll obviously be better prepared and hopefully play it out better. :)

The last 15 minutes were a blur even to us :) I think the guys were just having fun. A large majority of the crowd seemed to be having fun. It's not everyday you get roasted. The songs weren't scripted, but they had so much fun doing it, I surely can't hold it against them. It was just fun to watch them have fun. Honestly, I give them so much credit for doing what they did. Not many would've agreed to do this show. But they did. And that's a huge step in bollywood.

I hope you come back for more of our shows! We've always tried to do new things. Due apologies if you think we faultered a bit :)


Very Well Tanmay for sharing your perspective of the roast.
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Grammy awards winners 2016 : the full list

Ed Sheeran with Grammy for song of the year "Thinking Out Loud"

It’s the biggest night of the music calendar: today the worlds of rap, pop, country and music will be gathering in Los Angeles to see who wins the top gongs, and to watch the likes of Adele and Rihanna perform. Here’s a list of the major nominees, which we’ll update tonight to reflect the winners

Song of the year

Alright – Kendrick Lamar
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Girl Crush – Little Big Town
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran - WINNER
Bruno Mars

Record of the year

Really Love – D’Angelo and the Vanguard
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - WINNER
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Can’t Feel My Face – the Weeknd

Album of the year

Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
Traveller – Chris Stapleton
1989 – Taylor Swift - WINNER
Beauty Behind the Madness – the Weeknd

Best new artist

Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor - WINNER

Best pop solo performance

Heartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran - WINNER
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Can’t Feel My Face – the Weeknd

Best pop duo/group performance

Ship to Wreck – Florence + The Machine
Sugar – Maroon 5
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - WINNER
Bad Blood – Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

Best pop vocal album

Piece By Piece – Kelly Clarkson
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful – Florence + The Machine
Uptown Special – Mark Ronson
1989 – Taylor Swift - WINNER
Before This World – James Taylor

Best dance recording

We’re All We Need – Above & Beyond featuring Zoë Johnston
Go – the Chemical Brothers
Never Catch Me – Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar
Runaway (U & I) – Galantis
Where Are Ü Now – Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber – WINNER

Best dance/electronic album

Our Love – Caribou
Born in the Echoes – the Chemical Brothers
Caracal – Disclosure
In Colour – Jamie xx
Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü – Skrillex and Diplo - WINNER!

Best rock performance

Don’t Wanna Fight – Alabama Shakes – WINNER
What Kind of Man – Florence + the Machine
Something From Nothing – Foo Fighters
Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
Moaning Lisa Smile – Wolf Alice

Best metal performance

Identity – August Burns Red
Cirice – Ghost - WINNER!
512 – Lamb Of God
Thank You – Sevendust
Custer – Slipknot

Best rock song

Don’t Wanna Fight – Alabama Shakes - WINNER
Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
Hold Back the River – James Bay
Lydia – Highly Suspect
What Kind Of Man – Florence + The Machine

Best rock album

Chaos and the Calm – James Bay
Kintsugi – Death Cab For Cutie
Mister Asylum – Highly Suspect
Drones – Muse – WINNER
.5: The Gray Chapter – Slipknot

Best alternative music album

Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes - WINNER
Vulnicura – Björk
The Waterfall – My Morning Jacket
Currents – Tame Impala
Star Wars – Wilco

Best R&B performance

If I Don’t Have You – Tamar Braxton
Rise Up – Andra Day
Breathing Underwater – Hiatus Kaiyote
Planes – Jeremiah featuring J Cole
Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) – the Weeknd - WINNER

Best R&B song

Coffee – Miguel
Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) – the Weeknd
Let It Burn - Jazmine Sullivan
Really Love – D’Angelo and the Vanguard - WINNER
Shame – Tyrese

Best urban contemporary album

Ego Death - the Internet
You Should Be Here – Kehlani
Blood – Lianne La Havas
Wildheart – Miguel
Beauty Behind the Madness – the Weeknd - WINNER

Best R&B album

Coming Home – Leon Bridges
Black Messiah – D’Angelo and the Vanguard - WINNER
Cheers to the Fall – Andra Day
Reality Show – Jazmine Sullivan
Forever Charlie – Charlie Wilson

Best rap performance

Apparently – J Cole
Back to Back – Drake
Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
Alright – Kendrick Lamar - WINNER
Truffle Butter – Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
All Day – Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney

Best rap/sung collaboration

One Man Can Change the World – Big Sean featuring Kanye West and John Legend
Glory – Common and John Legend
Classic Man – Jidenna featuring Roman GianArthur
These Walls – Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat - WINNER
Only – Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown

Best rap song

All Day – Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney
Alright – Kendrick Lamar - WINNER
Energy – Drake
Glory – Common & John Legend
Trap Queen – Fetty Wap

Best rap album

2014 Forest Hills Drive – J Cole
Compton – Dr Dre
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar - WINNER
The Pinkprint – Nicki Minaj

Best country solo performance

Burning House – Cam
Traveller – Chris Stapleton – WINNER
Little Toy Guns – Carrie Underwood
John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 – Keith Urban
Chances Are – Lee Ann Womack

Best country duo/group performance

Stay a Little Longer – Brothers Osborne
If I Needed You – Joey+Rory
The Driver – Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay
Girl Crush – Little Big Town
Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe

Best country song

Chances Are – Lee Ann Womack
Diamond Rings and Old Barstools – Tim McGraw
Girl Crush – Little Big Town - WINNER
Hold My Hand – Brandy Clark
Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Best country album

Montevallo – Sam Hunt
Pain Killer – Little Big Town
The Blade – Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material – Kacey Musgraves
Traveller – Chris Stapleton – WINNER

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media

Empire: Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Pitch Perfect 2

Producer of the year, non-classical

Jeff Bhasker - WINNER!
Dave Cobb
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Best music video

LSD – A$AP Rocky
I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) – The Dead Weather
Alright – Kendrick Lamar
Bad Blood – Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar - WINNER
Freedom – Pharrell Williams

Best music film

Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown – James Brown
Sonic Highways – Foo Fighters
What Happened, Miss Simone? – Nina Simone
The Wall – Roger Waters
Amy – Amy Winehouse – WINNER
For a complete list of the 2016 Grammy nominees in all 83 categories, go to theofficial website.

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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Download and Watch the Full Video Footage of NBC’s Friends Reunion starred on 21st February

Click here to download the the first footage 

The way this Friends “reunion” is playing out on the Internet, in terms of its buildup, we should all be expecting news items soon that offer “See an Image of the Crumpled Napkin Jennifer Aniston Used at Her Dinner Table at the Friends Reunion!” or “Find Out What Lisa Kudrow Whispered to Matt LeBlanc Minutes Before the Much-Anticipated Friends Reunion!” (The answer will be, like, “Hey Matt, do you have a piece of gum, or a mint, or something?”) This is to say: a whole lot of attention is being paid to the reunion. And this makes some sense: the group has not formally re-united since the show went off the air in 2004.

To recap first, though: this reunion isn’t, in truth, a real reunion, since Matthew Perry will be Skyping in, as it were, from London (where he is currently acting in a play). And it’s not like they’re going to be in character, sitting around Monica and Chandler’s apartment, riffing as Monica finds a flannel shirt, none of the six of them able to figure out to whom the shirt belongs. Nope, the occasion for the (pre-taped) reunion is NBC’s tribute to sitcom director James Burrows. And, in this brief clip promoting the special—airing February 21—we see the five actors sitting on a couch (which looks . . . sort of close to an orange color, actually!), being questioned by host Andy Cohen.

We see Cohen ask, “Did you all sign contracts saying you wouldn’t sleep together?,” and we also watch as Kudrow urges David Schwimmer, “David, say something.” (It is unclear whether that’s a response to Cohen’s contracts question, or whether this is just some crafty editing . . . yes, we are now analyzing commercials for this Friends reunion as if we’re on a True Detective subreddit.)

In any event, expect at least 55 more posts about this reunion (“Catch a Glimpse of the Half-Eaten Tuna Tartare Courteney Cox Abandoned Minutes Before She Re-united with the Friends Cast”) before it airs. You don’t have to fret: the Internet will . . . be there for you.

Source Vanity Fair
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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Mike Tyson Says He Wants To Watch Madhavan's Boxing Flick 'Saala Khadoos'!

Wow! R. Madhavan must be a really happy man today! Why? Well, none other than Mikey Tyson himself recently expressed his desire to watch his film Saala Khadoos! Remember, Madhavan had recently spoken about how he had invested all his money in the film 'Saala Khadoos' and he'd be in deep trouble if the film fails to perform at the box office. 
Mike Tyson shared an article on the movie, along with the status message, "I’d like to see this boxing film."

Tyson’s interest in the movie seems to be natural given that he holds the record of being the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years of age. Saala Khadoos has also been made in Tamil titled Irudhi Suttru. It is the story of an aggressive boxing coach who finds a protege in a fisherwoman and pushes her to become a successful boxer.

I'd like to see this boxing film
Posted by Mike Tyson on Monday, February 1, 2016

Real life kick-boxer Ritika Singh, has made her acting debut with the film, directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad and backed by National Award winning filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani.
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