While you were sleeping
... brought to you by a meat ship. The tall ships are coming this weekend, so I thought we should celebrate. With a delicious meat ship. Sail on. (Via dlisted)
I was up way past my bed time last night as myself and a bunch of other old people went to see some other old people play at Massey Hall. John Hiatt and Levon Helm didn't stop until about 11:45pm. That's crazy late. But it was worth it. Even if Levon Helm looks frail and you at times fear he won't be able to get through a song. John Hiatt started the show promptly at eight, which appeared to be a surprise to half of the audience who meandered in throughout the next 45 minutes, and played for a good hour and 15 minutes. I always love when musicians appear genuinely thrilled to play Massey Hall and Hiatt was. Then Helm and his 10 (or was it 11?) person band, including a kick-ass horn section, took over. Everyone took turns singing, including Helm's daughter, who always seemed to be keeping an eye on her dad. And guess what. The drums still have that unmistakable Helm sound. Hiatt joined for "The Weight" and "I Shall Be Released" at the end of the show. Good show. But way too late for my well-being. Anyfinemusic, here are some news:
Larry King needs more time to hang out with his wife's sister "After 25 years on the air, Larry King says it's time "to hang up my nightly suspenders." The talk show, 67, host said Tuesday he'll end his run on Larry King Live in the fall but will remain with CNN for occasional specials, "giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids' little league games." "With this chapter closing I'm looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring," says King. A replacement for King's 9 p.m. ET slot will be made "in the weeks ahead," according to CNN. "Larry King defined the art of the television interview," CNN says in a statement. "His candor, curiosity and compassion are legendary, and his ability to interview people from all walks of life – world leaders, celebrities and everyday people – has made him an icon." King is stepping down during what he's called a "difficult time" in his marriage to Shawn Southwick King, 50." People.
Mel Gibson, blah blah blah "Oksana Grigorieva's lawyers are lashing out at Mel Gibson's lawyer for claiming Mel has been more than generous in supporting her and their baby. Oksana's lawyer, Marci Levine, tells TMZ, "The statement released to TMZ on behalf of Mel Gibson is based upon complete distortions of the truth regarding Mr. Gibson's financial contributions toward the parties' child and conveniently ignores his obligations to the parties' child under California law." Mel's lawyer, Stephen Kolodny had stated that Mel has opened up his wallet for Oksana, putting her up in a multi-million dollar house, buying her a car, providing health insurance and giving her "tens of thousands of dollars to support her and Lucia over the past months." Levine would not specifically say how Mel has fallen short, but sources connected with Oksana claim the actor has not paid child support since the couple split. Levine says, "Mr. Gibson persists in attempting to 'litigate' this matter in the media, and continues to launch false accusations against the mother of his child." And Levine says, "Unlike Mr. Gibson, Ms. Grigorieva has not, and will not engage in this type of undignified banter in the press."
Eccentric cast for eccentric movie "Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Frances de la Tour and Richard Griffiths have been cast in Martin Scorsese's live-action 3D adventure "Hugo Cabret." The film's production began Tuesday in London. The new cast members join Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz and Helen McCrory in the GK Films-produced adaptation of Brian Selznick's bestselling 2007 book, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." "Cabret," which won the Caldecott Medal and a National Book Award, tells the story of an orphan living in the walls of a Paris train station who encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl and a reserved toy shop manager." THR.
Angela Kinsey divorcing "The woman who plays Angela on the NBC show "The Office" is pulling the plug on her marriage ... to a man who happens to be a writer and a producer on the show. TMZ has obtained divorce papers filed by Angela Kinsey last week in L.A. County Superior Court, in which the actress cites irreconcilable differences with her husband of 10 years Warren Lieberstein. In the docs, Kinsey has requested joint legal and physical custody of their two-year-old daughter. The two have reportedly been separated since 2009 - but Angela's rep has stated that they remain friends."