Exclusive: PopBytes chats with Eden xo

Eden xo

Eden xo is ready for pop domination. It took a few false starts before she emerged as the confident and exciting songstress that she is today. The 25-year-old musician started out in a female-fronted punk band, Shut Up Stella, before moving to England to collaborate as a songwriter with some of the biggest hit makers it pop. When she returned to the US, she fronted Jessie and the Toy Boys (interviewed by PopBytes back in 2011), but after a MORE

Sony Pictures caves in by shelving ‘The Interview’

The Interview

After having most of their new movies and personal emails leaked by North Korean hackers, and being threatened with violence, Sony Pictures decided last night to cancel the upcoming release of The Interview. I know you've probably already heard all of that, but I figured I'd do a quick recap before we jump into the meat of this post. The complete story, as reported by Variety ... “Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film,” a MORE

Music Video: St. Vincent’s “Birth In Reverse”

St. Vincent

Thanks to the never-ending supply of "album of the year" lists being published again, St. Vincent is getting one last victory lap before we jump into a new calendar year. And rightly she should, because St. Vincent (the album, not the artist or the movie) really does deserve to be ranked in the upper tier. Anyway, now's probably as good a time as any to release the music video for her single, "Birth In Reverse," in which she serves high-fashion MORE

Christina Hendricks cast in Showtime’s ‘Roadies’

Christina Hendricks

True story here: When I was a teenager, back when I had long hippy hair, one of the guys I worked with used to tell me that I looked like the kid from 2000's Almost Famous. I had absolutely no idea if that was a compliment or just an observation in general; I just liked the attention. Anyway, I ended up watching it and it turns out Almost Famous (directed by Cameron Crowe_ was actually one of the best movies ever made. I say this because Crowe MORE

Take look inside the world of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

Inside Out

You know what's weird? We're less than two week away from Christmas (less in fact, so now would be an excellent time to start panicking) and there absolutely zero feel-good Xmas movies out right now. The closest we have is Kirk Cameron's latest failure Saving Christmas, and that's about as feel-good as accidentally stabbing your tongue on a sharpened candy cane. So with that in mind, let's fill the void with the latest trailer for Pixar's Inside MORE

‘What The Butler Saw’ will have you in stitches!

What The Butler Saw

There's only nine performances left of English playwright Joe Orton's 1969 farce, What The Butler Saw, at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum, located in DTLA's Music Center. I saw the play a couple of weeks ago on its official opening night and without a doubt it was one of the most hilarious plays I've ever seen–I absolutely LOVED it. The fun starts off with a psychiatrist (played by Charles Shaughnessy of The Nanny fame) trying to seduce MORE

Trailer: ‘The Little Prince’

The Little Prince

Growing up in Montreal, you are required (by law) to be schooled in a French-immersion program. This of course means that at some point, you are required to read Le Petit Prince in its original French, first published in 1943. This of course lead me to the major realization that French kids are so utterly, ridiculously precious. I don't mean Quebec kids, because they're the worst. I mean real, actual French kids from France. Those kids are so MORE

The SAG Awards nominations are out!

SAG Awards

Remember how I said December was basically one massive clusterf*ck of year-end retrospectives / holidays / announcements for the new year? Well, I almost forgot to add "AWARD SEASON", because oh yeah, it's starting. The hype train is on the rails and nothing will stop it. So first, we have the Screen Actors Guild Awards (taking place January 25th), the fanciest and most high-falutin' of the awards show because it involves a guild. The MORE

Revealed: The Queens of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ S7!

RuPaul's Drag Race

We're getting close to the end of the year, which means that along with the holidays, year-end recaps, and the sudden realization that time is passing and nothing you do can stop it, it's time to reveal the queens for the new (7th!) season of RuPaul's Drag Race! Ladies, break out your white mini-dresses and your jorts, because it's time to impress judgmental internet bitches. Via NewNowNext ... Ginger Minj - 29, Orlando, Florida A MORE

DJ Earworm dropped his “United State of Pop 2014″ mashup!

United State of Pop 2014

We are now less than like three weeks away from the new year, which means only one thing: The year end retrospectives—so many year end retrospectives! Because at this point, the writers of the web have clocked out for the year and we want to do something easy and fun and quick so that we can all go home and get turnt on eggnog. (You haven't been truly turnt until you've been turnt up on rummed eggs.) Anyway, to kick off the retrospective MORE

Official: Benedict Cumberbatch = Doctor Strange & Ryan Reynolds = Deadpool

Benedict Cumberbatch = Doctor Strange & Ryan Reynolds = Deadpool

In casting news that isn't really news because this has been plastered all over the web for a while now, two Marvel characters have officially been cast. The first being Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, who despite being the most obvious choice hasn't been confirmed until now. Via A/V Club: Marvel has officially confirmed that famous British guy Benedict Cumberbatch—best known for appearing in every casting rumor ever—will be MORE

Trailer: He’s Back … ‘Terminator Genisys’

Terminator Genisys

After a perfectly fine if somewhat forgettable reboot, Terminator is getting a fifth installment with Terminator Genisys due out in July 2015. Like the new Star Wars movie, it seems like the reboot (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) is actually going back to the feel and aesthetic of the original movies, which feels like a step in the direction, but who cares? There are naked muscular men being sent back in time. You gotta good TENOUTTATEN. MORE

Have you heard Hannah Diamond’s “Every Night” yet?

Hannah Diamond

As much as I love soulful indie folk and dark moody EDM, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for bubblegum pop. I think people tend to look down on pop for operating with a more readily accessible aesthetic, but when it's well executed, it can really be some of the most deliciously exquisite music out there. So with all that said, here's Hannah Diamond, a multi-hyphenate singer-photographer-creative-director whose new single, "Every MORE

007: Daniel Craig returns as James Bond for ‘Spectre’

jb

So apparently, this morning there was a massive live-stream where the details of the next James Bond film were revealed. Not too surprisingly, Daniel Craig is returning for next movie, called Spectre. They also took the time to reveal the new Bond car, as well as the new M, the new Q, and various other letters of the alphabet. Deadline reports ... Director Sam Mendes along with superspy Daniel Craig and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G MORE

Revealed: ‘Suicide Squad’ cast!

Suicide Squad

A few weeks back, it was rumored that Jared Leto and Margot Robbie would be starring in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, as the Joker and Harley Quinn respectively. Well, Variety reports that the full line-up has been announced–not only are Leto and Robbie in–you can also expect Tom Hardy and Will Smith, because DC really wants to make obscene amounts of money on this baby. I should know, I just sent them a post-dated check for a MORE