An Interview with Republic Records' Anthony Flammia
Anthony Flammia is a beacon of hope whose music attempts to spark inspiration in each of his listeners; Republic Records caught wind of his music and message, and signed him to a recording contract last year.
His track "My Life," off his brand new EP "Find Love" is blowing up, and GHQ hosts Annick Joseph and Fede Psevoznik got a chance to sit down with him and talk about how he got his start, how his past shaped his music, and how he plans to use his position for good. Check out the exclusive interview with Anthony Flammia below.
Disney to Reboot "Home Alone" and More for Disney+
When the Disney+ streaming service launches they plan on bringing out all the big guns.
The House of Mouse has just announced that "Home Alone," "Night At The Museum," and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" will be rebooted when the streaming service launches.
Disney+ will also have original content and classic content. The service launches on November 12.
Do you plan on getting Disney+ when it launches? What do you think about Disney giving these movies the reboot treatment?
Brand new Pop Festival hits Miami Beach in November
In the last five years, Miami has become the music festival destination, from Rolling Loud, to III Points, to Ultra, and most recently, the Miami Beach Pop Festival.
If you needed a reason to go to Miami on a random weekend, well, now you do. Miami Beach is hosting a three-day festival, very aptly called the Miami Beach Pop Festival. It's taking place on November 8th, 9th and 10th, and features big names like Chance The Rapper, Kygo, Daddy Yankee, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Jack Johnson and much more.
Here's the lineup; it's pretty dope:
Tickets go on sale starting today. This makes us ask: what's your ideal fall destination for a concert weekend like this one? Let us know!
'Hereditary' director's latest project hailed by critics as the most disturbing film in decades
Remember last year's mind-blowing horror film Hereditary? The original screenplay was the oasis in a desert of horror remakes and sequels. The internet could not stop discussing theories for weeks after the movie came out. It's still regarded as the best horror film in years.
Hereditary's director, Ari Aster, is back with Midsommar, a horror flick following a couple traveling to Sweden to witness a small town's mid-summer festival. The scariest thing about it: It's set entirely during the day. You can imagine how well that could possibly go.
Critics at Sundance Film Fest are hailing Midsommar as one of the scariest films of all time.
MIDSOMMAR is incredible. The most nihilistic psych rock break up record ever written. I felt queasy throughout the whole damn thing.— Jacob Knight (@JacobQKnight) June 19, 2019
MIDSOMMAR: Like with HEREDITARY, Ari Aster uses overwhelming grief as a gateway into a slowly escalating tunnel of nightmares. Not a visceral scare-fest, but something so much more unpleasant, darkly funny and yes, totally fucked.— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) June 19, 2019
Midsommar is set to debut in theaters on July 3.
'Totally': Good Burger is coming to LA
Welcome to the Good Burger. Home of the Good Burger. May I take your order? Those famous words are soon becoming a reality, at least for a limited time.
Nickelodeon has announced a real-life Good Burger restaurant pop-up in Los Angeles. The same people who gave us that Saved By The Bell diner in 2016 will be responsible for the temporary pop-up, featuring merchandise, games, secret sauce, and of course, Good Burgers.
This is all in honor of the "All That" reboot coming to Nickelodeon this weekend. The "Good Burger" skit on the original run of the show and the 1997 spin-off movie, featuring Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson, have since gained a huge cult following. No word as to whether Gainesville will be getting their own Good Burger. For now, we'll stick with Dick Mondell's.
All That comes back to Nickelodeon this Saturday at 8:30 pm.
Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise fight is a no-go, obviously
Remember that story involving Justin Bieber trying to challenge Tom Cruise to a UFC fight? Well, apparently, he was just kidding around.
TMZ's cameras caught the Biebs outside of his wife's office to ask him and he said "I don't know him. He's tight. The story is I saw an interview with him, and he was just on my mind." He also added, "it was a random tweet. I do that stuff sometimes. I'm really skinny right now. I think he'd probably be out of my weight class [...] He's got that dad strength."
The fight was unlikely from the get-go, but entertaining the thought that the fight could happen is probably more fun than the fight itself.
LOGIC DROPS NEW ALBUM
Bobby's new album is nothing like we have heard before. The album 'Supermarket' gives his audience an inside to his experiences with a new twist to his beats.
'Supermarket' is the story of a boy named Flynn who is going through a rough time. According to Logic's press release, Flynn's life starts to turn around when he snags a job at the local supermarket. However, it wouldn't be a Logic album unless there was a twist to the storyline. Flynn's life has a roller coaster effect. As soon as he thought his life was going ok he walks in to a bloody scene.
This new drop will give you the feels. Whether you were into the Bobby Tarantino albums or not you will find yourself interested in his new beats.
Tweet me @GHQfm with your opinions on the album.
You’ll Never Believe Today’s News About Jussie Smollett
The Jussie Smollett investigation has taken a major turn, one that two weeks ago, none of us would have expected.
It was reported today, that Jussie Smollett has been cleared of all criminal charges. In January 2019, Smollett was the victim of an assault attack. The apparent suspects were homophobic, Trump supporters. However, as the investation went on, Smollett’s story started to be called into question. Less than a few weeks later, the actor was officially considered a suspect. While Jussie denied all allegations, America seemed split on whether to believe his story. Now that Jussie Smollet has been ruled innocent, what does that mean for his future? Will America decide to forgive and forget? Or will people still ridicule an apparently innocent man? Let us know your thoughts, and tweet us @GHQfm
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, among those charged in college bribery scam.
Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and Full House star Lori Laughlin are among 50 people indicted in a nationwide college admissions cheating scam on Tuesday.
The coaches at elite schools would accept these bribes to exchange for admitting students as athletes.
Prosecutors say that this was a 7-year stretch of parents paying an admissions consultant $25 million from 2011 through Feb. 2019 to bribe coaches and administrators to label their kids as athletes so they can get into schools much easier.
Prosecutors also allege that fake profiles were made to make students look strong or stronger than they actually look like.
The USA Today was used as the primary source for this story. More information is available using the link above.
R. Kelly has been indicted on 10 charges of aggrevated child sexual abuse.
R. Kelly was indicted Friday in Chicago on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. There's video evidence that allegedly shows him having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
This comes after two decades of allegations and a surge of backlash against the singer, including a criminal trial, a #MuteRKelly campaign and breakups with recording labels, also including his music being pulled off streaming services like Spotify.