Daft Punk Truthers
Stephen Colbert showed why he’s one of the funniest people
on TV when Dance music stars Daft Punk bailed on the “StePhest
Colbchella ’013: The Song of the Summer of the Century: It Ain’t the
Heat, It’s the Rock-midity” episode of The Colbert Report. Colbert’s explanation that the cancellation was due to MTV’s insistence that DP exclusively
perform at the Video Music Awards next month wasn’t enough for some
conspiracy theorists. Pitchfork and other outlets found evidence that
the hilarious response episode featured segments recorded prior to the
day of the show’s airing, suggesting that Colbert’s Comedy Central show
was shilling for MTV’s VMAs (both networks are owned by Viacom). Colbert recently gave an interview where he admitted the pieces were filmed earlier, but said that Daft Punk definitely canceled last minute (the duo was not supposed to speak or perform, he said, just … appear).
The (Drunk) One That (Didn’t Get) Away
The marketing machine behind Pop princess Katy Perry’s
career decided a great promotion for her forthcoming NSA tribute, er,
full-length album, Prism, would be to paint a semi-truck gold,
mark it with new-album propaganda and drive it around the country’s
highways. The truck got a boost of publicity for the album when the
driver parked at a Wal-Mart (presumably to grab a few censored Perry
albums for the ride) and was crashed into by an allegedly drunk driver’s
non-blinged-out 18-wheeler. Given the shock of seeing a huge
solid-gold-looking truck driving around, it’s a miracle it hasn’t been
involved in hundreds of accidents.
Brown Breaks Down
A Pop star whose life resembles a gold-plated semi-truck drunk-driving crash, Chris Brown, has some thin skin under those gaudy tats. People are not forgiving the singer for beating up his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, as fast as he’d like. After getting out of jail following a hit-and-run accident, he tweeted to “mainstream America” that he was quitting music after his next album, writing, “I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18.” (He is now an immature 24.) Then Brown suffered a seizure, which was not serious enough to go to the hospital, but serious enough for the singer’s rep to tell USA Today it was due to the “onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the non-stop negativity.” Ask any woman whether they’d rather be beaten up once by a trusted significant other or repeatedly by gossip websites.