17 Actors Disney Could Cast as Aladdin or Jasmine, According to Twitter

Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin movie has hit a roadblock.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio and director Guy Ritchie are having hassle discovering a younger, singing-and-dancing actor of Middle Eastern or Indian descent — sure, Indian descent, oddly — to play Aladdin. And they haven’t determined upon a Jasmine but, both.

Twitter customers have responded to the casting name, although — as you’ll see on this gallery — proving how this seek for the Agrabah lovebirds actually shouldn’t be so exhausting. (For instance, many persons are suggesting Avan Jogia, pictured right here.)

← Tip: Use keyboard arrows to navigate →

1. Avan Jogia

2. Freida Pinto

three. Zayn Malik

four. Jade Thirlwall

5. Deniz Akdeniz

6. Melinda Shankar

7. Priyanka Chopra

eight. Manish Dayal

9. Summer Bishil

10. TJ Ramini

11. Aishwarya Rai

12. Hrithik Roshan

13. Dev Patel

14. Fawad Khan

15. Sheheryar Munawar

16. Rami Malek & Sofia Boutella

16. Rami Malek & Sofia Boutella

17. Matt Damon — simply kidding!

17. Matt Damon — simply kidding!

Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin movie has hit a roadblock.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio and director Guy Ritchie are having hassle discovering a younger, singing-and-dancing actor of Middle Eastern or Indian descent — sure, Indian descent, oddly — to play Aladdin. And they haven’t determined upon a Jasmine but, both.

Twitter customers have responded to the casting name, although — as you’ll see on this gallery — proving how this seek for the Agrabah lovebirds actually shouldn’t be so exhausting. (For instance, many persons are suggesting Avan Jogia, pictured right here.)

‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Pick Characters They’d Want Melisandre to Resurrect

Melisandre and Her Fire on Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 9


Helen Sloan/HBO © 2015 Home Box Office


We’ll provide you with some trace about Kit’s choice:

He has lengthy blond hair.

He traded his sister off for a military.

And he was topped with gold… in a way.

Kit Harington


Theo Wargo/Getty Images


Yes, when Entertainment Weekly requested the solid members for the character they’d most need resurrected, Kit selected Viserys Targaryen, i.e. the abusive brother of Daenerys and a personality Khal Drogo killed manner again within the first season.

“I kinda miss Harry Lloyd from Season 1,” he mentioned, referring to Viserys’s portrayer.

“I think he was killed off too soon. I’d have him resurrected just to kick some trouble.”

Game of Thrones, Viserys Targaryen




Harry has moved on to different initiatives — filming roles in reveals like Manhattan, Marcella, and Wolf Hall — however he nonetheless thinks about his Thrones character, the Beggar King.

“When you read the books, you see him through his sister’s eyes, so you see him as this simple, spoiled, frustrated brat who’s cruel and belligerent, and obnoxious, and very unlikable,” he advised Den of Geek in 2015.

“In terms of playing him, I had to move away from that to find that even though he’s done terrible things, what’s his point of view? Where did he come from?”

We surprise how Rose Leslie, Kit’s girlfriend and one-time co-star, feels about his reply — Kit didn’t wanna say Ygritte in order that they might share the display once more?

No, as a substitute it was Maisie Williams who selected the flame-haired wildling.

“I would want Melisandre to resurrect Ygritte, because I’m still not over Jon Snow and Ygritte being over,” Maisie laughed.

Game of Thrones Golden Globes 2017, Maisie Williams


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


Meanwhile, Sophie Turner had a tough time choosing only one character, since a lot of House Stark has been offed.

“Oh, God, I don’t know. There’s so many to choose from, and so many of my family members have died,” she mentioned.

“If Melisandre could resurrect one person, it would be Oberyn because I love Pedro [Pascal] and I really miss him!”

88th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals


Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images


Luckily for House Stark, Isaac Hempstead-Wright selected one in every of his on-screen relations:

“Robb Stark, because then we could have a slightly better Stark reunion. I mean, if we could get Rickon as well, then that would be nice!”

All of that mentioned, Melisandre won’t have time for all these resurrections. She’s been too busy bringing McDreamy again to life!

Ween’s The Mollusk Turns 20: An Oral History By Mickey Melchiondo

The Mollusk is a tongue-in-cheek gem. It is to art-rock what The Hudsucker Proxy is to Capra movies.” –Les Claypool

A pair weeks in the past, I acquired a textual content from my good friend Mickey Melchiondo, asking if I’d be thinking about placing collectively an oral historical past for the 20th anniversary of Ween’s album The Mollusk. Of course, I gladly accepted. Mickey is maybe higher often called Dean Ween, and within the band, he’s abetted by accomplice Aaron Freeman, aka Gene Ween. The Mollusk is Mickey’s favourite Ween album. Five minutes after receiving the textual content, I acquired on the cellphone with Mickey, who defined that this wouldn’t be a standard interview. He didn’t need me to prep any questions. Flat-out, he wished to clarify all the things to me, from starting to finish. Our cellphone name lasted over an hour, and what you’re about to learn is the transcription of Mickey’s story, together with never-before-published archival photographs and video.

Even 20 years later, Ween’s The Mollusk stays a report out of time. Upon its preliminary launch on 6/24/1997, it was a tricky promote, even by oddly established Ween requirements. A woozy, nautical, pseudo-prog report composed of sea chanties involving the titular mollusk, pirates, pink eye, and whales with polka dot tails, it could have been a tricky promote at any interval in historical past. A important and minor industrial failure within the post-Alternative Nation, when MTV was making stars of Third Eye Blind and Sugar Ray, bands just like the Butthole Surfers, the Flaming Lips, and Ween — as soon as embraced for his or her weirdness and uncooked eccentricities — have been solid apart: a nasty acid hangover from the early ’90s. Yet information like The Mollusk endure, and proceed to confound, shock, offend, and affect a era of bands extra involved with artistry and pushing boundaries than transferring models.

There’s informal fandom, and there’s bands and information that seep into your soul. When I’ve my viking funeral, please play “The Blarney Stone” at full quantity, as you solid my earthly stays into the fiery sea. –Drew Fortune


With The Mollusk, you must return in time. You can’t actually speak about it with out speaking about 12 Golden Country Greats and Chocolate And Cheese. When we determined to turn into a band and did Chocolate And Cheese, which was to turn into a four-piece as an alternative of a duo with a tape deck, we introduced Andrew Weiss into the band. He was our producer and mentor. He did our early tapes, God Ween Satan, after which blended Pure Guava and The Pod. When it turned time to tour behind Chocolate And Cheese, Weiss had give up the Rollins Band and it was a logical selection for him to turn into the bassist. Claude Coleman had been enjoying on-and-off with us a handful of instances main as much as that time. I at all times knew that if we have been going to be a four-piece, Claude can be the drummer. By transferring Andrew into the function of bass participant, producer, mentor, and large brother, it felt like there have been too many eggs in a single basket.

It wasn’t something he did, but it surely felt like we have been dropping management of our band a bit bit. We weren’t dwelling collectively on the Pod, and we needed to redesign the way in which we did issues. When we did Chocolate And Cheese, we purchased studio gear. We wished to return to the way in which we did issues once we have been dwelling collectively, besides with nicer gear. Andrew was the appropriate bassist on the time, but it surely had to return to only Aaron and I. It was a really powerful resolution, which we prevented by making 12 Golden Country Greats. It was a really, very onerous separation. It brought about a significant rift in our friendship. The nation report was a great way to keep away from having to just accept that. All the gear was at Andrew’s home, so us taking it out was like including insult to harm for him.

The Shore

We knew we have been gonna get a brand new bass participant, and by taking the gear away from Andrew, it felt like an insult to him. It was very powerful, however Aaron and I had at all times had a dream about making a report down on the Jersey Shore throughout the low season. It was a really particular place for us. In order for us to write down like we did on the Pod, it meant going to the shore, and getting away from the wives and girlfriends. We moved the gear into this seashore home, and within the meantime we did the nation report, so we had two information going directly. Stepping away from that father determine in Andrew Weiss was a giant factor for us. I keep in mind speaking a stroll with Aaron down the shore and saying, “Listen. If we’re gonna do a record without Andrew, it’s going to take a lot of commitment from us. We’re gonna have to put extra work into this thing.” No downside, besides Andrew hated our guts.

We acquired a Ryder truck and took the stuff down. There have been all these good locations, and we discovered this junky one which we beloved. It was a extremely shitty rental property, so far as seashore homes go. But it was proper on the top of the island, which is totally abandoned within the winter. There aren’t any outlets down there or aspect streets — simply the boulevard on the finish of an island in Jersey. We acquired there and didn’t have any concept what we have been going to do. We had a good friend Greg Frey, who ended up being our supervisor, arrange the gear, since we didn’t even understand how to try this. Then, he simply left us there [laughs]. The plan was we’d go down on Sunday nights and are available residence on Thursdays to report. All the gear was arrange, however we didn’t have any materials.

Hey Little Boy…What You Got There?

Aaron had this songbook of 17th century people songs. The first night time we did “Cold Blows The Wind.” Neither of us had ever heard that track, so we didn’t know the way it went. We appeared on the phrases, and made up our personal chords and tempos. If anyone track defines that report, it’s that track, and we did it on the primary night time. It completely encapsulated that stormy first night time on the seashore. It was raining, darkish, and chilly. It sounded nautical, scary, folky, and evil. That track was one thing we had by no means performed earlier than. It set us on this musical path of what was to come back.

In the primary two weeks, we recorded there day and night time, and drive residence listening to the cassettes within the automobile. In the primary two or three journeys all the way down to the shore, we just about wrote that complete report, or not less than the most effective components of it. We wrote “The Mollusk,” “Mutilated Lips,” “Ocean Man,” “The Golden Eel,” and “She Wanted To Leave.” Every track strengthened the vibe, but it surely was a vibe we weren’t on the lookout for. We didn’t know that the setting was going to have such an impact. Each track, starting with “Cold Blows The Wind,” impressed and strengthened that path.

With the track “The Mollusk”…we’d by no means had a title observe. Of all of the songs Aaron and I’ve written collectively, that’s hands-down my favourite. It was sufficient to make the title observe. If we weren’t really working or recording, there wasn’t a lot for us to truly do or anyplace to go.

The solely factor to do was stroll on the seashore and surf-cast. I laid down some chords and took this little module that I plugged right into a keyboard that made these actually trippy swirling sounds, which have been those we used on “The Mollusk.” I got here again from surf-casting and Aaron performed the track with the vocals he had written. It was so fucking nice. It was the most effective track we’d ever performed. I couldn’t imagine that he had taken what I had performed with the music. I had no concept what the track was about! I used to be surf-casting, I got here again in, heard the vocals, and was like, “Holy shit.” If we have been on to one thing earlier than, now it was anchored. We listened to it a thousand instances. I used to be like, “This is the title track.” From then on, we had the keys to the report and the way it ought to be performed.

We had “Buckingham Green” kicking round for years, as we had left it off Chocolate And Cheese. We might need even left it off Pure Guava. Every good factor waits for a purpose. All my favourite songs are on The Mollusk. It was that album’s time. The “Mollusk” track was just like the lacking fucking puzzle piece that was gonna pull the entire album collectively. I keep in mind it was November, as a result of we have been initially gonna name the nation report November Nights. The solely time the 2 roads of 12 Golden Country Greats and The Mollusk intersected was “Waving My Dick In The Wind.” That track would have been good for the nation report. Gener was simply making up the verses, like “You’re a real good dancer,” and it was so fucking humorous. We needed to make a acutely aware resolution of the place that track was gonna go, so we put it on The Mollusk.

Ice Castles

We went all the way down to Nashville to chop the nation report, which we didn’t even know was gonna be a report. It was simply an experiment and didn’t value some huge cash. We have been burned out once we got here again, as a result of it was creatively two information back-to-back. I didn’t go to the seashore home for a few weeks, however after I did, it was round December or January. I approached the home and there was water cascading down the entrance steps. The steps have been 5 inches thick with ice, like fucking Niagra Falls within the winter. The complete home was lined in ice. After traversing the steps to get inside, the entire inside was underwater. I used to be like, “Oh my God…what do I do?” I flagged down a cop who helped me flip off the water mains. The pipes had frozen and burst underneath the sinks. Our gear and something that was on the ground was soaked and ruined. The tapes, fortunately, have been on high of the kitchen desk. I actually began crying.

All the proprietor was involved about was a lawsuit. He noticed the recording gear and knew what we have been doing, however he was an actual scumbag. We rented this place for the winter, and didn’t even know this: There was no fucking warmth! If you’re ever been in certainly one of our studios, you possibly can flip all of the ACs on excessive, but it surely’s at all times pink sizzling within the room, as a result of the gear creates a lot warmth. While we have been there working, the warmth wasn’t an issue. When we have been gone, we turned all of the gear off however had no concept, as a result of it was nonetheless autumn.


The subsequent day, I went residence and we acquired a giant Ryder truck with 20 associates and mentioned, “Just throw all the shit in the truck. Don’t even break down the mic stands. Let’s just get out of here.” It was unhappy for apparent causes, however we didn’t even know the state of the tapes. I discovered a rental home in New Hope, PA, and moved all the things into there. I used to be pondering, “We have 85% of a record here. We have to finish.” In that home, we did “I’ll Be Your Johnny On The Spot,” and “Pink Eye (On My Leg”). Thankfully, the tapes weren’t ruined. We did “The Blarney Stone” on a four-track in Aaron’s condominium and introduced it to the studio in New Hope. We had a celebration and did the backing vocals on it. We had two empty trash cans, and two hours into the celebration, we have been smashing the bottles into the trash can. We did like 10 tracks of all of us singing alongside. That’s just about it. That’s the entire report.

Fast ahead a bit, and I used to be consuming in a bar and met Glenn McClellend. I discovered a kindred spirit in him, regardless that we got here from completely completely different musical backgrounds. That proves by no means to matter with Ween, ever. I wished to report him doing one thing, and one of many outtakes we had was “Boys Club.” That was Glenn’s first track. Then additionally that night time, we began from scratch and did, “I’m Dancing In The Show Tonight.” It was a silly fucking concept, but it surely was the proper opening observe. The nation report and The Mollusk got here out inside six or seven months of one another in 1997.

Elektra Shakeups

The Elektra workers had modified fully. They had fired the man who signed us, and principally all people else, together with the president. They introduced on this complete new workers whose introduction to Ween was 12 Golden Country Greats. With them not realizing us, they didn’t know if it was a put-on. Lots of people have so many misconceptions about that report. I believe they thought it was our strategy to get out of the deal, which wasn’t the case in any respect. It was one thing we have been happy with and love, plus we had The Mollusk about to drop. They had no concept what to do with the nation report, so then it got here time for The Mollusk, we have been pondering, “This is our greatest record.” We mastered it with Howie Weinberg, despatched it in, and I didn’t hear from Elektra for 2 weeks. I lastly referred to as the A&R man, as a result of the suspense was killing me. I mentioned, “What do you think of the new record?” And he mentioned, “What new record?” I yelled, “The new report! The Mollusk!” I heard him fumbling round on his desk and he mentioned, “Oh, here it is.” He hadn’t even listened to it for 2 weeks! At that time, I knew the fucking report was doomed. Jesus Christ! They simply gave us two big advances, and we delivered two albums. I don’t know in the event that they thought we have been making an attempt to place them on a second time, or somebody talked about, “Those guys did a nautical record.” I used to be so pissed! This was the most effective factor we’ve ever performed, and so they didn’t even care!

Marketing Woes Continued

They lastly acquired again to us and mentioned, “Uh, we think ‘Mutilated Lips’ would be a good single.” I’m like, “What? Are you fucking nuts?” Don’t get me incorrect…it’s among the best songs we have now, but it surely’s not a single! It’s fucking bizarre! It’s principally acquired a chant and no refrain. I knew we have been fucked but once more. The solely promo we did behind that track was Oddville on MTV. Despite their worst efforts, “Ocean Man” went on to be our most profitable track due to Spongebob. But the writing was on the wall and it was very upsetting. I used to be 26 years outdated on the time, and I’d be extra upset now than I used to be on the time. Then, the subsequent report was Paintin’ The Town Brown off cassette, so our relationship with the label was out of whack. They had their probability with Chocolate And Cheese and The Mollusk, however that is all in hindsight. I’m not bitter about something. White Pepper got here out subsequent, which is essentially the most accessible Ween report, and I find it irresistible.

Venomous Critics

The Mollusk didn’t do very nicely critically. It was unusual and acquired some actually dangerous opinions. The one I do not forget that damage essentially the most was within the Philadelphia Inquirer. The reviewer Dan Deluca — I nonetheless keep in mind the fucking man’s identify, and he’s lengthy gone, thank God — gave the report one and a half stars. He mentioned one thing like, “The problem with Ween is that even though they’re growing up, they haven’t grown at all musically.” What an off-base fucking evaluation. If you don’t like one thing, tremendous. But that’s simply fucking silly. The Mollusk was a quantum leap ahead for us when it comes to songwriting and musicianship. After the nation report, that was the consequence, in that we have been making an attempt to parody issues. It’s the identical accusation we’ve at all times gotten. He most likely simply learn that it was some type of nautical report, and didn’t even hearken to it. He most likely noticed the track title, “Waving My Dick In The Wind” and didn’t even trouble. I’ve by no means forgiven that motherfucker. I bumped into him as soon as years later and introduced it up. He did a “10 Best Records Of The ’90s” record and we have been like #three. He ought to write one other piece about what he mentioned in regards to the report in 1997.

The Rise Of Boognish (And Weiss)

While The Mollusk wasn’t very well-received by the press, it was the turning level for me when it comes to fan appreciation. That was when the taping and buying and selling began, and the web factor was birthed with that report. It all began with The Mollusk. We’ve acquired this completed report that we really feel is our masterpiece, so what can we do? We return to Andrew Weiss, who hates us not an inch lower than he did once we left. He hears the report and he is aware of it’s our greatest report, and we did it with out him. We requested him to combine it, and if our relationship was dangerous earlier than that, it took 4 years to come back to peace. He was mixing it with hate, however he did such an amazing job. He added so many nice results on that report, and once we acquired it again, crammed with hate, all of us knew it was the most effective report we had ever performed. In time, our relationship repaired itself. Andrew Weiss took it from nice and reworked it into our masterpiece. There’s no second place for me. I like Chocolate And Cheese, however The Mollusk is by far and away my favourite. The people who find themselves into it, are actually into it. It’s an entire bunch of issues: a prog, nautical, and even a youngsters’s report. “She Wanted To Leave” is the last word nearer for that report.

Get Us Storm Thorgerson!

We knew we needed to have wonderful paintings to go along with this report. It’s gotta be fucking per all of the craziness on this factor. We considered Storm Thorgerson from Hipgnosis, who did Dark Side Of The Moon, the Zeppelin information, and all of the Floyd information. He went to artwork faculty with these guys. We went to the most effective, we requested for the most effective, and Elektra coughed up the cash. When Storm heard the report, he personally referred to as me and mentioned, “I didn’t know such a band existed.” He had performed a Cranberries and a Phish report lately within the ’90s, and he simply delegated the shit to different individuals at the moment. He mentioned, “I’ve found the band with the spirit that I like.” He was so into it, and all of the calls got here straight from him. He amended his contract to say, “I want to do everything, and I won’t charge anymore. I want to do every poster, every ad, any promo CD, single, picture discs, whatever.” If you return and discover any print provides related to The Mollusk, all of the paintings is exclusive to him.

For the duvet, he mentioned, “I want to make an amalgamation of all these fucked-up sea animals.” Storm and his group went to an aquarium and took all these photographs of weird sea creatures. He drew them by hand or painted them, so it’s neat. I’ve these massive mockups of his course of.

If I ever open a Ween Museum, these shall be prominently displayed. We toured in England, and after a gig in London, I believe he was along with his son or Harry Waters. He acquired so drunk and should have kissed me 50 instances. He mentioned, “You guys are the band. You’re the rightful heirs to Floyd and Zeppelin.” It was the very best reward, and it was actual! His assistant mentioned, “You’ve got to understand. He hasn’t seen a show in fucking years. He thinks everything is shit,” which is principally how I really feel with age. The report actually vindicated us; to get that response from the old-school meant a lot.


“I’m Dancing In The Show Tonight”: That was a ballet-practice report of my sister’s, and I nonetheless have it. It’s an outdated report that wasn’t meant to sound bizarre and creepy, but it surely does. The day after I met Glenn, his child was born, so we had his 2-year-old son Charlie sing on the track. Everybody sang on it, and we had 12 vocal tracks at completely different speeds. That’s why it’s all over. It sounds actually fucked up, however a variety of it’s Charlie McClellend at age 2.

“The Mollusk”: We re-recorded that at Claude Coleman’s home. I can’t keep in mind if we overdubbed it a bit to make it sound higher.

“Polka Dot Tail”: That was performed at Claude’s home as nicely, within the transition between the seashore home. That track is a straight-up youngsters’s tune!

“I’ll Be Your Jonny On The Spot”: We did that on the studio. My guitar tech constructed me this ring modulator equipment, like a Radio Shack equipment. I’ve at all times been actually happy with the solo on that track. It broke, and it was solely used on that one track. It’s acquired that loopy wah-wah sound on it, the place you possibly can’t even inform it’s a guitar.

“Mutilated Lips”: This is without doubt one of the coolest set of chords Aaron ever wrote. An enormous a part of the report is the Moog synthesizer. Radio Shack licensed Moog within the ’70s, and other people don’t take it critically. But it was constructed by Bob Moog, so it’s a professional synthesizer. That’s a key a part of the report. The Moog is everywhere in the album. Claude performed the sections along with his arms, so it’s this actually attention-grabbing sound. It’s unattainable except the tuning of that track. It’ll by no means sound correct should you strive. It’s not playable, except the tuning [laughs]. I simply love the track.

“The Blarney Stone”: We already talked about that one.

“It’s Gonna Be (Alright)”: Aaron was going by a breakup. Oh, right here’s an amazing story! The night time we did that track, we have been down on the shore for our five-day journey, and he was going by this breakup again residence. His coronary heart simply wasn’t in it. The track took place throughout that five-day keep. I might see he was hurting actually dangerous, and I mentioned, “I knew you’re hurting, so right here’s what we’re gonna do. We’re gonna drive to Atlantic City, which is about an hour from the top of the island. We’re every gonna put in $500 money. We’re gonna stroll within the Sands and put all of it on black on roulette. If we win, we’re gonna go to the nicest fucking steakhouse, like Ruth’s Chris or Morton’s. If we lose, we’re gonna fucking go see Toy Story.” And we hit! We acquired the money. We ordered Dom ’64, lobster, and like 10 orders…identical to in The Blues Brothers. Everything we wished to style, even when it was $100 , we ordered. That’s the nice story of that track. Steak, pork chops, you identify it.

“The Golden Eel”: This one is wonderful. Aaron was dwelling in an condominium in New Hope, and his roommate had a fish tank with a golden eel in it. Aaron wrote that track in regards to the golden eel. We demo’d it there, and minimize it on the shore. That’s what that one is about. Sitting alone at midnight and watching the eel. The undeniable fact that we have been on shrooms or liquid kinda goes with out saying all through your complete report. I can’t actually keep in mind.

“Cold Blows The Wind”: We already talked about this one, too.

“Pink Eye (On My Leg)”: This is an instrumental, so I don’t actually have any good tales about that one.

“Waving My Dick In The Wind”: This began as this trucker-type track, with lyrics like “If it all goes right/ I’ll be in your arms tonight.” It’s a couple of man six days on the street, making an attempt to make it residence if all goes proper. Then it goes, “There’s some red-blue lights that are shining right behind me/ That pig’s a really mean bastard.” Then you get to, “You should have seen old Jimmy Wilson dance.” With the sticks, it seems like a man tap-dancing. That’s the toughest I’ve ever laughed in a take. I used to be laughing for like 45 minutes. “Cuz you’re a real good dancer!” It was so fucking humorous.

“Buckingham Green”: That was the track that tied the entire report collectively. We had these completely different variations of it, and it was an entire completely different track. We sacrificed your complete track only for the solo, which I believe is essentially the most composed solo part that we’ve ever performed. In each different model, it was simply these lyrics, “A child without an eye/ Made her mother cry.” It was simply repetition. Then we did the solo part, tore the entire track down, and rebuilt it. There’s a purpose for all the things, and that was the time for that track to be born once more.

“Ocean Man”: Aaron had a mandolin, he was at all times enjoying it, and we discounted it. There wasn’t a lot to it, however once we wrote the lyrics, it was simply magic, man. Everything simply fell into place.

“She Wanted to Leave (Reprise)”: I believe it’s one of many coolest songs we’ve ever performed. At the time, we didn’t have a track like that. Nobody ever brings it up, but it surely’s straight Richard Thompson. It was a kind of issues have been Aaron mentioned, “I’ve got this lame idea.” I used to be like, “No man!” It kinda appeared like this lame grownup track. When we completed it, I knew it was the closing observe of the report.

All photographs courtesy of Mickey Melchiondo’s archives.

Beauty Brand 2 Know: Pretty Vulgar

American, classic, and tremendous glam: these are the phrases that completely describe Pretty Vulgar, the brand new make-up model that everyone’s been speaking about since April, when it was launched in Sephora shops on the opposite facet of the Pond.


A full line of cosmetics, born from the experience of magnificence veterans and make-up artists mixed, impressed by classic aesthetics and by a broader concept of “beauty”. The Pretty Vulgar idea stems from the concept magnificence routines generally is a stunning factor of battle: each lady has a number of aspects, similar to each hen has a number of colours in its plumage. Similarly, Pretty Vulgar gives numerous hues, so you possibly can select between preppy and 1950s pin up, between goth and daring and another concept that may tempt you. Faithful to the idea, packaging can be a mixture of flowers, birds, gold strains that come collectively and drift aside and vivid white borders. Boxes are paying homage to hen cages and take us to a distinct world, a Wonderland, a world of goals that makes us really feel like little women as soon as once more.

whyPretty Vulgar is totally cruelty-free – simply one of many many the reason why you’ll fall in love with the road. Their formulation are made to final in your pores and skin, however the merchandise are mild and paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free. And there’s extra: these merchandise include fabulous substances reminiscent of pro-vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid (of their mascaras, to moisturize your eyelashes) and olive oil, jojoba oil, and coconut oil (of their lipsticks and glosses, to make your lips gentle).


Could we ever not love a model that provides a variety of merchandise which might be so enticing and professionally-made on the similar time? Truth is – we would like every part, from their make-up setting spray, Lock It In, to their mascara, The Feathers, to their highlighter, Shimmering Swan, to the Nightingale palette… I may go on and on. It was simply love at first sight!


Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Liquor Nail Polish
Lock It In Makeup Setting Spray
My Lips Are Sealed Liquid Lipstick
On Point Liquid Eyeliner Pen
Bury Them With A Smile Matte Lipstick
The Feathers Mascara
Shimmering Swan Highlighter
Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer
Writing on the Wall Eyeliner Pencil

“Hot Felon” Jeremy Meeks’ Wife Demands Divorce After He Cheats With Chloe Green



Enough is sufficient for Melissa Meeks.

Wife of the “sizzling felon,” Jeremy Meeks, is able to finish their marriage as soon as and for all.

The launched legal was just lately seen kissing Topshop heiress Chloe Green.

Melissa is heartbroken after studying that her husband has been dishonest on her.

After discovering out in regards to the secret relationship when pictures surfaced within the information, she knew it was time to name it quits.


A submit shared by Melissa Meeks (@mmeeks14) on

“We had it out on the doorstep. I told him how devastated and angry I am,” she informed the Daily Mail.

“He kept apologizing – not for the affair, but for the way I learned about it. I feel humiliated, not just because my husband was caught with another woman but for the fact they were so brazen about it. He told me, “I didn’t mean it to happen like this.” Those photos will hang-out me endlessly.”

“We talked about divorce,” she continued.

“I told him I didn’t think the marriage could be saved. He agreed. The marriage is over.”

Melissa informed the Daily Mail, “I do know it takes two to tango however she knew he was married. To me, that’s unforgivable. My entire world has been torn aside by this. What do I inform our kids? My coronary heart is damaged.”

“It’s all been so public,” she stated about her husband’s new relationship.

“They weren’t even attempting to be discreet. I’ve been publicly humiliated, which makes the ache a lot worse.”

Melissa says she hasn’t been in a position to sleep since she realized about her husband’s affair.

She solely realized about it when a stranger on Instagram despatched her the photograph of her husband kissing the heiress.

“The worst factor about all of that is the youngsters,” she stated. “They adore their daddy.”

We really feel for you, Melissa.

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week’s Shut Up, Dude involves you from Lisbon, the place I’m attending NOS Alive pageant and everyone seems to be speaking about why John Podesta refused to provide the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA. Portuguese festivals are totally different than American festivals in that there are quite a lot of kebab stands and folks nonetheless put on Abercrombie T-shirts. Last night time I noticed Ryan Adams (B+), alt-J (C-), Jessy Lanza (A-), and the xx (Zzz), amongst others. RHYE live-debuted their two new songs, however I left earlier than that to cost my cellphone. Always Be Charging. Your greatest and worst feedback of the week are under.


#6  phrase is bond
Score:28 | Jun 30th

Stereogum – I like you however these autoplay adverts/movies on the backside of each publish are fucking insufferable. Can we no less than compromise and allow them to autoplay with the pontificate? It’s particularly obnoxious to autoplay sound on a music web site…

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: JAY-Z four:44



TBS TASTE: SAIGON, Vietnamese Cuisine in Milan

Imagine being transported all the way in which throughout the Ocean and to a lush, inexperienced place, wealthy in historical past from its historical previous as it’s fashionable and chic: a spot that bewitches you immediately. No, you don’t want a airplane ticket to search out this paradise, you simply need to stroll into Saigon, a brand new Vietnamese restaurant in Milan. Saigon opened a couple of months in the past however it has already left its mark on the culinary map of town due to its rigorously designed venue, wonderful service, and clearly due to its nice meals that may conquer even probably the most reluctunt European eaters, with its twists on typical cooking that make something simpler to method.

How may we not give it a attempt to report back to our beloved readers? Hard work however somebody’s gotta do it. Off we went to our reserved desk and we requested the workers for recommendation in order that we may attempt meals as numerous as attainable and put the restaurant menu to the take a look at.
We began out treating ourselves to a drink: Saigon is each a restaurant and a cocktail bar, and it’s open earlier than and after time for dinner. Together with the common staples of any bar, Saigon additionally provides an inventory of six signature cocktails impressed by Vietnam. We tried the Earl Gray Martini, Camélie and Zen, all of which had been spectacular not simply in style, but in addition in presentation and vessel. Sipping your drink on the bar, sitting on one of many excessive red-velvet-covered stools, will make you are feeling such as you’re inside considered one of Marguerite Duras’s novels – and there’s simply no higher strategy to put together for the meal to come back.

Once you’ve sat at your desk, surrounded by kentia palms and within the dim mild and heat atmosphere that are the proper elements of an intimate dinner, we advise you let the ready workers allow you to choose the appropriate dishes and the appropriate wine (or cocktails – they go completely with the meals, too!). We opted to share loads of appetizers and had been delighted by how nicely all of the flavors labored collectively amongst them and with the sauces they arrive with; the goi cuon with soybean sauce and the chao tom, i.e. shrimps on sugarcane, with plum sauce, are our new obsession! We had been additionally totally impressed by how acquainted these international flavours felt.

Before you allow, take a second to take a tour of the higher ground and discover the restrooms, a unbelievable little nook of Saigon restaurant utterly lined in flowery wallpaper. We promise you’ll overlook you’re even in Milan!

Vince, Francesca and Giulia ready for this Vietnamese experience!
Choosing the right cocktail
Saigon menù
Selfie time, of course!
Drinks in the making..
Bar details
Earl Gray Martini, Camélie and Zen
Instagram stories
Such a social crew!
Magic bathroom
Finally ready for the tasting
The goi cuon with soybean sauce
Shrimps on sugarcane
Sea bass carpaccio
Please let me eat it all!
Francesca ready to take it
Giulia is happy too
Wine please!
Another cheers
Is it good, Giulia?
Saigon interior
Saigon interior
Saigon interior
Vietnamese Noodles
Vietnamese Noodles
Saigon interior
Black Cod
Mashed Potatoes
Black Cod, you're mine!
Franci tells you everything
Dessert, super fresh ice-cream
Last one pic..
Oh no, this is the last one! Thanks Saigon!

25 Fast Food Novelties, Like the Tim Horton’s Poutine Donut (PHOTOS)

Your eyes don’t deceive you. Tim Horton’s has a poutine donut, however solely in choose places.

And loads of different quick meals spots let their freak flags fly. Check out that menu merchandise plus and 24 different bizarre quick meals novelties within the gallery right here.

← Tip: Use keyboard arrows to navigate →

1. McDonald’s Sweety con Nutella

1. McDonald’s Sweety con Nutella

Don’t fear: No beef, pickles, or onions seem on this creation McDonald’s Italy introduced in November. It’s simply the chocolate-hazelnut Nutella unfold sandwiched between two buns — or, as Micky D’s places it, “a soft sweetness has arrived that you will not be able to resist … soft bread with a creamy, indulgent center.”

2. McDonald’s Pumpkin Spice French Fries

2. McDonald’s Pumpkin Spice French Fries

Anyone not feeling pumpkin spice fatigue by now can head to McDonald’s places in Japan between September 28 and October 31 for French fries drizzled with the orange goop — and chocolate sauce for good measure.

three. Cheerwine Kreme

Donut chain Krispy Kreme teamed up with Carolina Beverage Corporation so as to add a Kreme-y taste to the already in style Cheerwine cherry soda. “It’s definitely similar to cream soda with a cherry chaser,” The Charlotte Observer says.

four. Burger King A.1. Halloween Whopper

four. Burger King A.1. Halloween Whopper

Just like a traditional Whopper… besides with barbecue sauce and a black-dyed sesame bun that may flip your poop inexperienced. Happy Halloween!

5. Pizza Hut Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza

5. Pizza Hut Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza

Just like a traditional pizza… besides ringed with 16 cheese pockets. And not only one kind cheese… however 5!

6. KFC Double Down

Bacon and cheese piled between two filets of fried hen as a substitute of bread. Godspeed, arteries. Godspeed.

7. Taco Bell Waffle Taco

Exactly what it seems like. No longer on the Taco Bell menu, however cousin Biscuit Taco lives on!

eight. Dunkin Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich

eight. Dunkin Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich

Bacon and fried egg sandwiched by two halves of a sugary donut. No longer on the DD menu, it appears, so now we now have to decide on between candy and savory once more.

9. Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt

9. Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt

Four mozzarella sticks surrounded by melted cheddar and two slices of sourdough bread. But hey, it was solely $four!

10. Burger King Bacon Sundae

10. Burger King Bacon Sundae

Vanilla tender serve accessorized by sizzling fudge, caramel, and sure, fried cured pork. Oink oink!

11. McDonald’s Lobster Roll

11. McDonald’s Lobster Roll

Exactly what it seems like. Because if there’s one factor that tastes nice commodified and slapped collectively in 30 seconds or much less, it’s a lobster roll.

12. Burger King Satisfries

12. Burger King Satisfries

French fries that have been 20 % fewer energy and 25 % much less fats that ordinary BK fries. Killed off in 2014 after lower than a 12 months on the menu, as a result of we Americans need our fats, dammit.

13. McDonald’s Chicken McGriddle

13. McDonald’s Chicken McGriddle

The Golden-Arched quick meals chain is testing this sweet-and-savory breakfast in choose places.

“The new menu item features a crispy McChicken patty nestled between two sweet McGriddle cakes and is meant to be the chain’s portable version of chicken and waffles,” Brand Eating reviews.

14. Subway Pulled Pork Crunch

14. Subway Pulled Pork Crunch

Subway is testing out a brand new sandwich in sure Midwest places, Brand Eating reviews. Billed because the Pulled Pork Crunch, the sub boasts not simply pulled pork but in addition Chili Cheese Fritos.

15. McDonald’s Big Mac Secret Sauce

15. McDonald’s Big Mac Secret Sauce

McDonald’s is celebrating two new, limited-time Big Mac sizes — the Mac Jr. and the Grand Mac — by gifting away 10,000 bottles of that secret sauce at choose shops. Zesty!

16. Flaming Hot Cheeto Bagel

16. Flaming Hot Cheeto Bagel

The Bagel Nook of Freeheld, New Jersey, launched its Flaming Hot Cheeto Bagel to the tune of “Highway to Hell” — and recommended pairing it with their cool ranch cream cheese and even their ghost chili pepper cream cheese!

17. McDonald’s Chocolate Shamrock Shake

17. McDonald’s Chocolate Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake fever is again at McD’s and stronger than ever. This 12 months, the seasonal, minty beverage can be joined by a chocolate hybrid — along with a Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frapp, a Shamrock Mocha, and a Shamrock Hot Chocolate. 

18. Taco Bell’s Chicken Caesar Crunchwrap

18. Taco Bell’s Chicken Caesar Crunchwrap

Taco Bell is testing this product in Nashville places — as a result of nothing screams Tex-Mex quick meals like a wrap made out of a basic salad attributed to an Italian immigrant. 

(Then once more, restaurateur Caesar Cardini was working in Tijuana on the time, so…)

19. McDonald’s Frork

McD’s is debuting this French fry fork that will help you sop up all of the toppings of its new Signature Crafted Recipes line-up, per CNBC.

Customers at choose places will get a Frork with the acquisition of a Signature Crafted Recipes sandwich on May 5. Call 1-844-McD-FRORK or go to the McDonald’s Frork web site to see the place you may get the utensil.

20. Einstein Bros. Bagels Espresso Buzz Bagel

20. Einstein Bros. Bagels Espresso Buzz Bagel

Einstein Bros. Bagels is providing the Espresso Buzz Bagel, which accommodates 32 milligrams of caffeine. 

Don’t anticipate an enormous buzz, although. That’s a few third of the caffeine content material of an eight-ounce cup of espresso.

21. McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac

21. McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac

While Australia is getting its first style of the Chicken Big Mac — which has particular sauce and all the opposite hallmarks of a daily Big Mac, however McChicken patties as a substitute of beef — Qatar, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and the Netherlands have been chomping down on this explicit sandwich for some time now.

22. Arby’s Liger Shake

We see your Unicorn Frappuccino, Starbucks, and we elevate you one Liger Shake, a “half orange cream, half premium Ghirardelli chocolate“ beverage Arby’s named after the legendary lion-tiger hybrid.

“One take a look at it and also you may marvel, are ligers actual? Is orange chocolate a factor?” the quick meals chain writes on its web site. “Yes. And very yes.”

23. Burger King’s Lucky Charms Shake

23. Burger King’s Lucky Charms Shake

“Velvety vanilla-flavored soft serve, Lucky Charms oat cereal with marshmallows, and sweet sauce are hand spun to perfection,” Burger King says. Now that is the pot on the finish of the rainbow!

24. Minions menu at McDonald’s

24. Minions menu at McDonald’s

Apparently, Singapore is obsessive about the Minions (of Despicable Me fame), as a result of Singaporean McDonald’s places are providing a Minions menu — with Minion potatoes, spicy Minion nuggets, Minion banana pies, and Minion banana ice cream cones. 

Gru have to be jealous!

25. Tim Horton’s Poutine Donut

25. Tim Horton’s Poutine Donut

On July 1 — aka Canada Day — Tim Horton’s supplied their Poutine Donut at 5 places near the U.S.-Canada border. That’s certainly one of their Honey Dip Donuts piled excessive with potato wedges, gravy and cheese curds. (Poutine, a conventional Canadian dish, is simply that besides with no donut.)

“At Tim Hortons restaurants, we’re proud of our Canadian heritage and we want to share a piece of that in the United States,” mentioned Felipe Athayde, govt vice chairman of Tim Hortons US. “Our new Canadian inspired treats are a great way for Americans to get in on the 150th celebration of their friendly neighbor next door.”

Your eyes don’t deceive you. Tim Horton’s has a poutine donut, however solely in choose places.

And loads of different quick meals spots let their freak flags fly. Check out that menu merchandise plus and 24 different bizarre quick meals novelties within the gallery right here.

Corinne Olympios Returns to Social Media After Bachelor in Paradise Scandal


ABC video nonetheless

This Fourth of July, Corinne Olympios made it her patriotic responsibility to let the world know she’s nonetheless round.

After the Bachelor in Paradise scandal in June, Corinne took a much-needed break from social media.

However, on July three, she lastly broke her silence and made a publish.

The actuality star posted a Snapchat selfie on July three with an angelic filter and a waving hand.

There had been no phrases or assertion included within the picture.

corinne olympios




On Independence Day, Corinne posted one other shot of herself in an American flag headband.

And to provide followers much more, she posted a photograph on July four on Instagram.

In the picture, she’s smiling and tagged the situation because the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills.

A publish shared by Corinne Olympios (@colympios) on

Corinne’s social media has been fully silent for the reason that information broke of sexual misconduct on the manufacturing of Bachelor in Paradise.

The present’s filming stopped on June 11 and has since been resumed.



Her authorized group investigated the sexual encounter with Mario Jackson and he or she not too long ago introduced the case was accomplished.

She revealed that she would not take any additional motion.

Corinne, who is generally energetic on social media as an influencer, made it clear by her lack of posting that the investigation saved her busy.

But now that it is over, it appears that evidently she’s able to publish about her each day life once more.

Welcome again to social media, Corinne.

We missed you terribly!

Venue Wars Heat Up: AEG Warns Acts That Skip LA’s Staples Center Can’t Play O2 In London

After months of threats and posturing in its ongoing warfare with Madison Square Garden, AEG has instituted a brand new reserving coverage to guard its flagship venue in Los Angeles. For months, AEG had been warning that it was going to reply to elevated competitors from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., which had gained numerous exhibits away from Staples Center by allegedly leveraging its management over Madison Square Garden’s reserving calendar.

On Monday, AEG issued a prolonged assertion warning that “after exhausting all avenues, our hand has been forced by MSG’s actions and AEG will now coordinate bookings between The O2 arena and Staples Center to level the playing field for all.”

A take a look at the battle for NYC pageant supremacy

Staples Center has been in an ongoing battle with the Forum over bookings because the Inglewood enviornment reopened in 2014. Managed by Irving Azoff’s MSG Entertainment, the Forum has been accused by AEG of telling acts that they’ll’t play Madison Square Garden in the event that they don’t play the Forum (skipping over Staples Center).

Officials with the Forum say there isn’t any quid professional quo or official coverage tying a Madison Square Garden play to the Forum, though excessive demand for the Manhattan enviornment did imply that Azoff MSG Entertainment needed to be selective with its restricted variety of out there dates.

In a prolonged letter to Billboard in April, Azoff mentioned, “premium MSG nights are going to loyal friends of the company” and famous that “playing the Forum — the obviously better music venue in Los Angeles — makes you a friend of the company.” (Billboard reached out to a consultant of Azoff for this story and was instructed Azoff’s place hasn’t modified).

In AEG’s assertion making the announcement, firm officers mentioned that “artists should be free to play whatever venue they choose” and that tying a play at Staples Center to a live performance at The 02 in London, the top-grossing venue on this planet for the final decade, in response to Billboard Boxscore, “our ultimate objective remains protecting and restoring choice for artists.”

“Our policy is not intended in any way to deny Live Nation, or any other promoter, access to The O2 arena,” the assertion reads. “To the contrary, we desire to bring as much content as possible to all of our venues and we will continue to actively seek concert bookings at The O2 from all promoters including Live Nation.”

The battle between AEG and MSG/Live Nation has affected numerous artists together with J. Cole, Katy Perry and Neil Diamond, who was compelled to cancel a present at Staples Center after Diamond’s agent Marc Geiger of WME complained of “getting squeezed” to play the Forum if Diamond needed to play MSG.

The choice to couple The 02 with Staples Center has allegedly introduced numerous antitrust threats in opposition to AEG by Live Nation, which AEG wrote off as “the height of hypocrisy coming from a company that publicly boasts about its control of content and distribution as the world’s largest concert promoter and ticketing company and one of the world’s leading artist management companies.”

Besides its touring enterprise, Live Nation additionally owns Ticketmaster and numerous administration corporations together with Guy Oseary’s mega-firm Maverick. Billboard reached out to a consultant from Live Nation and was instructed firm officers wouldn’t be commenting right now.

AEG officers mentioned “notwithstanding Live Nation’s recent threats to pursue legal action and deprive AEG venues of shows, we fully intend to proceed with our new booking policy,” including, “We are highly confident of the legality of our booking policy and will vigorously defend any misguided attempts by Live Nation to use the courts or the regulatory system to combat a practice they have aggressively pursued and benefited from elsewhere.”

Read AEG’s assertion in full under.

AEG all the time locations artists and followers first and believes that artists ought to be free to play no matter venue they select. However, MSG Entertainment’s aggressive observe of requiring artists to carry out on the LA Forum to be able to safe dates at Madison Square Garden is eliminating that selection, which serves neither the pursuits of artists nor followers. After exhausting all avenues, our hand has been compelled by MSG’s actions and AEG will now coordinate bookings between The O2 enviornment and STAPLES Center to degree the enjoying subject for all. We consider that AEG’s providing of venues will present artists the best monetary potential and followers one of the best expertise. While this coordinated reserving technique seeks to defend our enterprise pursuits, our final goal stays defending and restoring selection for artists. Our coverage just isn’t meant in any approach to deny Live Nation, or another promoter, entry to The O2 enviornment. To the opposite, we need to carry as a lot content material as doable to all of our venues and we’ll proceed to actively search live performance bookings at The O2 from all promoters together with Live Nation.

Live Nation’s risk of antitrust motion in response to our reserving coverage is the peak of hypocrisy coming from an organization that publicly boasts about its management of content material and distribution because the world’s largest live performance promoter and ticketing firm and one of many world’s main artist administration corporations. As evidenced by a parade of antitrust lawsuits, regulatory investigations and an antitrust consent decree which have adopted the corporate over time, Live Nation has a well-earned and widespread status for resorting to aggressive techniques, together with threatening to withhold its content material, because it frequently seeks to boost its dominant market place in these varied sectors. Given its asserted market dominance, we discover it astounding that Live Nation would have the audacity to complain merely as a result of it finds itself agitated by a competitor’s enterprise response to heavy-handed techniques wherein Live Nation has participated. Not solely did Live Nation not complain about MSG’s tying of the Garden and the Forum, nevertheless it actively inspired and supported that coverage as a result of it suited Live Nation’s pursuits in driving content material away from a competitively ticketed constructing to a Ticketmaster constructing, which, within the course of, succeeded in sending a really loud message to the reside leisure trade – how nicely geared up Live Nation is to punish any buildings that dare go together with a competing ticketing supplier. Notwithstanding Live Nation’s latest threats to pursue authorized motion and deprive AEG venues of exhibits, we absolutely intend to proceed with our new reserving coverage. We are extremely assured of the legality of our reserving coverage and can vigorously defend any misguided makes an attempt by Live Nation to make use of the courts or the regulatory system to fight a observe they’ve aggressively pursued and benefitted from elsewhere.

This article initially appeared on Billboard.