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Bob Marley Snapchat Filter Accused Of Cultural Insensitivity


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A new filter released by Snapchat that makes users look like Bob Marley has caused a storm on social media, with many describing it as “digital blackface”.

Fans of the iconic Jamaican singer, who died in 1981, have expressed anger at the filter released on Wednesday morning, arguing that it alters the user’s skin colour to make them appear darker as well as more angular, as well as adding dreadlocks and a Rastafarian cap.

Elizabeth Taylor Queen Of Posthumous Celeb Earnings, Toppling King-of-Pop Michael Jackson From The Top Spot


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After her death last year aged 79, just two years after her great friend Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor has become the world's highest grossing dead celebrity, according to Forbes. This result sees the growth of her estate beat MJ, as that was his title in 2011. 

Time report that her estate has made $210m over the past year due to an enormous Christie's auction of her belongings, which made $184m, with this, added to the sales of her perfume White Diamonds, pushed her ahead of the $145m that Jackson's estate earned. According to Dorothy Pomerantz, it's likely that Michael Jackson will hit the top spot again next year, and Taylor's success a one off due to her death. She says this is due to the multiple streams of income to his estate: "Not only does it earn from sales of his own music, Jackson owned a 50% stake in Sony's ATV catalog, which includes artists like the Beatles, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. His estate also collects money from the successful Cirque Du Soleil show The Immortal Tour." 

Other legendary characters that appear on the list include Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe, Dr. Seuss, Steve McQueen, and George Harrison. The $145m made by the dead Thriller star is more than any other living artist today, proving that although he's not leading posthumous earning, he's still the King of Pop. Although, with two of the Beatles in this list, perhaps we can award that King-dom jointly. The Liz & Dick biopic about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, starring Lindsay Lohan, will be airing November 25th 2012, and may just top up Liz's account a touch more.

Marley Review


Excellent
This comprehensive documentary about iconic reggae artist Bob Marley traces his life with a first-hand attention to detail. Through interviews with family, friends and colleagues, it provides an entertaining, telling look at both the man and his beliefs.

As a teen Bob moved from the countryside to the slums of Trenchtown, outside Kingston, where he was confronted by his mixed-race roots (his father was a British Marine). In the 1960s, his ska band The Wailers found success in Jamaica. Then in 1972, Island Records founder Blackwell started promoting The Wailers as a rebellious rock act, leading to global celebrity. Over the next decade, Marley's life included world tours, a re-formed band line-up and a series of huge hits. In 1981, he died after a brief battle with long-existing cancer.

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Acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald presents a documentary about Bob Marley, through the eyes of his close friends and family, which is sure to interest both fans and non-fans alike.

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Bob Marley, Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae 1975-1976, The Photographs of Kim Gottlieb-Walker


Thirty five years ago the King Of Rock n' Roll was still alive. The King Of Pop was still under parental supervision and the God Father of Soul was still entertaining his flock. Punk was nearing the end of it's gestation period and it was still possible for a group of Mormon's to top the charts. The EuroVision Song Contest had just been won by a group of Swedes who were to become the 4th most successful recording artists of all time, David Bowie was putting out ground breaking work with every new release and exciting developments in early Disco and Electro were starting to shift the emphasis ever so slightly away from the pomposity of Prog-Rock or the novelty of Glam. Musically this was, to say the least, a very fertile, prolific and influential period. Those looking for new inspirations or fresh creativity were having to look ever further a field.

Cameron Crowe, here giving one of three accompanying commentaries to this book, was not yet starting to entertain the idea that he would ever capture some of this period as a semi-autobiograhical film, for now he was still living the life of a music journalist not reminiscing about it. Although not a time of particular innocence or naivety, televised war, or TV in general had put paid to that, it was however still a time when the only company capable of entertaining globalization was Coke-Cola, when new scientific discoveries, inventions, space flights and medical miracles were embraced with marvel and wonder. It was not possible to see the world from the screen of your personal computer, you actually had to go out and discover the world.

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The Boondock Saints Review


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Already an insanely overrated cult classic, The Boondock Saints has Irish (and super-religious) brothers (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) taking Boston by storm as vigilantes ridding the town of evildoers. Meanwhile, a gay FBI agent (Willem Dafoe, who steals the show completely) is hot on the trail, while the boys also get hunted by kooky crime lord (Billy Connolly).

Stylish and fun in a cheeseball sort of way (think Tarantino without the retro hipness), these Saints are amusing enough -- until the endless gunplay, blood-splattering, and monotonous SCREAMING MATCHES wear you down. I'd had enough within 45 minutes, but you'll have to make it through 110... and then there's the sequel that's on the way.

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The Boondock Saints Review


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Already a cult classic, The Boondock Saints has Irish (and super-religious) brothers (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) taking Boston by storm as vigilantes ridding the town of evildoers. Meanwhile, a gay FBI agent (Willem Dafoe, who steals the show completely) is hot on the trail, while the boys also get hunted by kooky crime lord (Billy Connolly).

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Bob Marley

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6th February, 1945

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