Legendary comedian Joan Rivers died in a New York hospital Thursday afternoon, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said. "She passed peacefully at 1:17 pm surrounded by family and close friends," Melissa Rivers said in a written statement. The funeral for Rivers will be at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan on Sunday, according to temple spokeswoman Elizabeth Fezrine. Details, including the time and if the public will be allowed to attend, are not yet known, she said. [Read More]
The music video for Jessie J‘s leading single, “Bang Bang,” from her forthcoming album Sweet Talker, has officially debuted. Hannah Lux Davis directs the visuals for the track, which features vocals from Ariana Grande and a verse from Nicki Minaj. Set on a helipad at the top of a New York City skyscraper, the trio link up to provide viewers with the experience of being invited to an “exclusive concert.” Sweet Talker is out October 14th and “Bang Bang” will also appear as a bonus track on Ariana’s soon to be released album, My Everything, out tomorrow, August 25th.
Lifetime has unveiled the first teaser for The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, a scripted movie that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the off-screen lives of the cast from the ’90s classic Saved by the Bell. In the original TV series, the casts were an amicable close group of friends, but according to Lifetime’s tell-all telepic, the trailer — set to “Poison” by Bell Biv DeVoe — teases tension between the students. [Read More]
Japanese women’s label Me & Mr. Gentleman have produced this update on the traditional varsity jacket, with a checked wool body and contrasting off-white leather sleeves. Finished with a button closure and ribbed cuffs and waist, the piece adds a nice spin on the sportswear staple, giving females a solid choice of what is typically a menswear garment. Cop the jacket over at JUST LIKE HONEYEE. [Read More]
Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, a new wearable powered by Android Wear. The new Gear Live features Samsung’s signature Super AMOLED display for incredible color and screen clarity. It also offers easy customization of the clock face and utilizes simple one-touch device wakeup for instant access. The Gear Live meets IP67, protecting the device against the effects of dust and water immersion and comes with a standard 22mm band, so users can customize their band. Additionally, the sleek watch allows users to better manage their health and fitness with a built-in heart rate monitor that works seamlessly with multiple fitness apps. Offered in black and wine red with interchangeable strap options, the Samsung Gear Live is now available to pre-order from the Google Play Store for $199 USD.
Dan Gilbert’s letter, the boos of the Cleveland fans, and the burned jerseys are all in the past: after four seasons in Miami–including four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals and two championships–LeBron James is headed back to Cleveland. Eschewing “The Decision 2.0,” James revealed his impending return to Ohio in an exclusive sit-down with Sports Illustrated‘s Lee Jenkins because he wanted an opportunity to explain himself uninterrupted. [Read More]
Just in time for the World Cup, British electronic duo Basement Jaxx have created a new – Brazilian-style – take on their classic Ibiza hit, “Mermaid of Salinas.” This time around the tune is transported to Bahia, Brazil, by singer Nina Miranda. The video is directed by Alan Masferrer and features dancing matadors, hula dancers, Baywatch-style lifeguards and Flamenco girls for a real combination of cultures that harks back to the Spanish-style guitars of the original song.
Coming later this year to both current- and next-gen platforms, as well as PC, is the latest installment in EA‘s Battlefield franchise – Battlefield: Hardline. In a major departure for the long-running first-person shooter franchise, Hardline ditches the tried-and-true combat settings of games past and focuses on domestic crime with “cops and robbers” gameplay. Taking cues from popular TV crime dramas, players will assume the role of Nick Mendoza – a young Miami police detective caught up in a world dominated by corrupt cops and countless criminals. In addition to the single player experience, the game will be home to the online multiplayer that fans know and love – this time with an apropos focus on the teamwork needed to pull of the perfect heist or score a big time bust. Battlefield: Hardline drops October 21st while a closed multiplayer beta is already available for PlayStation 4 and PC.
While the idea of offering valuables up for an extra bit of cash at the local pawn shop is still pretty common, 16-year-old Chase Reed will the first ever to apply that concept to high-end and dead-stock sneakers with his venture Sneaker Pawn. Starting and running the store with his dad Troy, the idea of a sneaker pawn shop incidentally dawned on the father-son team when Chase asked to borrow another $50 USD after spending his dad’s money on a new release, for which Troy held the sneakers as collateral. Soon after that, Chase sold off his own collection of around 200 pairs to raise the $30,000 needed to start Sneaker Pawn, which is located at Lenox Avenue and West 120th Street in Harlem. [Read More]
Amazon has launched its newest innovation, Fire TV – a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Showtime Anytime, low-cost video rentals and much more. Fire TV features a quad-core processor with 3x the processing power of Apple TV and a dedicated Adreno 320 graphics engine that processes 57 billion floating point instructions per second, for lightning-fast graphics and excellent fluidity.[Read More]