Tesla unveiled its long-awaited pickup on Thursday, a futuristic "Cybertruck" at a Sci-Fi-style event with gimmicks and a cheering crowd. Not everything went to plan. During an elaborate demonstration of the strength of the car's new unbreakable glass, CEO Elon Musk asked one of the people onstage to try to break its windows. They shattered. "Maybe that was a little too hard," he said, punctuating his reaction with an expletive. It was an awkward, off-script moment in an already over-the-top spectacle of machismo, strength and bold disruption, aimed at generating hype for a product that seemed like a real-life manifestation of something in the vein of a Batmobile. The new truck marks the electric automaker's initial foray into a lucrative market dominated by America's best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-series truck. It's a bold push for the Silicon Valley firm and its CEO, who are hoping the to mobilize the same consumers that flock to heavy-duty, 4x4 work vehicles around a futuristic … [Read more...] about America loves pickup trucks. Can Elon Musk win drivers over with a Tesla ‘Cybertruck’?
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There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. Slaughter Beach, Dog, Safe And Also No Fear [Lame-O Records, August 2] Slaughter Beach, Dog’s latest feels like a natural evolution for Modern Baseball alum Jake Ewald, whose songwriting has only grown more patient (and more morbid) with each new LP. The moody character sketches of 2016’s Welcome are here, as is the autumnal folk of its follow-up, Birdie, but there’s an undercurrent of menace on Safe And Also No Fear, piercing glimpses of an unstable world. “We drive around our old hometown Safe And Also No Fear so exciting. [Randall Colburn] Advertisement Angel Olsen, “All Mirrors” [Jagjaguwar, July 30] Angel Olsen started the decade as a bare-bones folk artist. By 2016’s My Woman, she’d become a bandleader … [Read more...] about 4 new releases we love: Angel Olsen cues the strings, Clairo stuns, and more
By & by Corinne Heller | Fri., 22 Nov. 2019 5:00 AM Share Tweet Email Ciara has been serving up looks at the American Music Awards for years.The 34-year-old singer, who is set to host the upcoming 2019 ceremony, was three weeks shy of 19 when she made her first appearance at the AMAs in 2004. She looked adorable with honey blonde hair, and a very '00s style lace top over stylish blue jeans. The following year, Ciara sported a romantic white lace dress and boots at the 2005 AMAs, which she attended with her then-boyfriend Bow Wow. The two also performed onstage together.Ciara was absent from the AMAs for several years before she made her big return in 2013, sporting a chic short hairstyle and a flattering and daring semi-sheer gown. She skipped out the following year as well but was back in 2015, also turning heads with an equally avant-garde style. The following year, she returned while pregnant with her and Russell Wilson's … [Read more...] about Ciara’s Best American Music Awards Looks of All Time
Robert Evans, the producer behind such classics as Chinatown and Urban Cowboy, has died at the age of 89. No details regarding Evans' passing have been revealed at this time. The news of the Hollywood icon's death was confirmed by his ex-wife Ali MacGraw in a statement. Here's what she had to say. "Our son, Joshua, and I will miss Bob tremendously and we are so very proud of his enormous contribution to the film Industry. He will be remembered as a giant." Born in June 1930 in New York as Robert J. Shapera, Robert Evans started life in the fashion buisness, partnering with his older brother to open the Evan-Picone. While on a trip to Los Angeles to open a new location, Evans was spotted by actress Norma Shearer, which led to him starring alongside James Cagney and Lon Chaney in 1957's Man of a Thousand Faces. Evans then began acting more steadily over the next few years, before getting more involved behind-the-scenes. Eventually, at the age of 36, Robert Evans became the studio … [Read more...] about Robert Evans Dies, Iconic Chinatown Producer, Former Paramount Chief Was 89
Her husband Wayne Rooney was recently hit with fresh claims of another 'vice girl fling' from a former escort, just weeks after the couple celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary. But Coleen Rooney brushed aside her marriage woes as she enjoyed a trip to Legoland Windsor Resort with her son Klay, six, on Wednesday afternoon. Letting her hair down, the WAG, 33, who is also mother to Kai, nine, Kit, three, and Cass Mac, 17 months, appeared happier than ever as she channelled her inner child during her time on the family-friendly water rides. Loving life: Coleen Rooney brushed aside her marriage woes with husband Wayne, also 33, as she enjoyed a trip to Legoland Windsor Resort with her son Klay, six, on Wednesday afternoon The former product endorser was having the time of her life as she treated her son to a ride on the theme park's Pirate Falls Treasure Quest, before hopping on the Viking River game. Coleen attempted to protect herself from the splashes of water as she … [Read more...] about Coleen Rooney appears in great spirits as she lets her hair down and gets drenched during fun-filled water ride with son Klay, six, at Legoland
Jeff Benjamin is a K-pop columnist and contributor at Billboard. K-pop's popularity in America is only growing with Monsta X paving their own way with a powerful sound and bold look all their own. Since their 2015 debut, the seven-member boy band has been watched by a worldwide fan base that's seen Shownu, Joohoney, Wonho, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Minhyuk and I.M mature and grow their global reach. Now, in 2019, the guys are back for their biggest U.S. tour, which will see them play their first concert in a U.S. stadium and make their first national TV appearance on "Good Morning America."(MORE: Hommas, a unique part of K-pop fandom culture) Ahead of the guys' "GMA" debut, get to know Monsta X with a primer including all the must-know facts.(MORE: 5 things you should know about female K-Pop group BLACKPINK) 1. Monsta X was created with 'No Mercy' The seven members you see in Monsta X today were created from an intense singing-competition show in South Korea. Titled "No.Mercy," the … [Read more...] about 5 things to know about K-Pop boy band Monsta X