Music star Deadmau5 has been honoured with the prestigious Spirit of Gumball award after completing the 3,000 mile supercar rally. The dance music producer arrived in Ibiza, Spain on Wednesday (11Jun14) in a Ferrari customised with images of Internet meme Nyan Cat, dubbed a 'Purrari', and landed the coveted trophy for being the driver who best embodies the fun, free spirit of the Gumball 3000 rally.
As well as racing through eight cities in the U.S. and Europe with 124 other teams of competitors, deadmau5 - real name Joel Zimmerman - helped launch the rally with a concert in Miami, Florida and made bids at the Gumball Foundation's charity auctions along the rally route.
Zimmerman spent $200,00 (£125,000) on a signed Gumball 3000 flag and a place in next year's race and $72,000 (£45,000) on a pair of swimming trunks and a Baywatch jacket worn by David Hasselhoff, who also drove in the rally.
The music star wrote on Twitter.com, "WE DID IT!!! #teampurrari takes home the spirit of the gumball award!!!! Unreal!!!!"
Money raised by the auctions, as well as the $64,000 (£40,000) teams pay to enter each car, goes towards a number of charitable endeavours including providing opportunities for under privileged kids around the world.
Dance music star Deadmau5 missed out on the London festivities on the world-famous Gumball 3000 rally on Sunday (08Jun14) after taking a wrong turn in his luxury sports car. The producer and DJ, real name Joel Zimmerman, jumped behind the wheel of his famous Ferrari Spider 458, which has been dubbed the 'Purrari' thanks to its cat-themed exterior.
He drove down the city's famous Regent Street, which had been shut down for the bash, as part of a fleet of 120 super cars, but somehow managed to miss a turn and ended up failing to make it to the checkpoint.
The mistake forced Deadmau5, who had travelled with the rally group from Miami, Florida, to return to his hotel while he awaited the chance to catch up with his fellow competitors.
He has since managed to rejoin the drivers to travel to Paris, France, as they continue the race across Europe.
The epic rally sees the Gumball teams roaring 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometres) across two continents and five countries in seven days, from Miami to Ibiza, Spain, where rapper Eve and her fiance, Gumball founder Maximillion Cooper, will wed.
Dance music star Deadmau5 will travel 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometres) across five countries in seven days in a gruelling international motor rally. The superstar music producer, real name Joel Zimmerman, will take on the challenge in his famous Ferrari Spider 458 sports car, which has been dubbed the 'Purrari' thanks to its cat-themed exterior.
He will kick off the Gumball 3000 on 4 June (14) with a DJ set at the launch party in Miami, Florida before the 120 supercars and celebrity drivers race off to the Daytona Speedway in the state. Parties will be thrown for the racers in key points along the journey in Atlanta, Georgia and New York before the challenge continues in the U.K. London's shopping hotspot Regent Street will be shut down and will become the world's most expensive car park when the competitors throw another celebration in the capital before they head to the end destination - the Spanish island of Ibiza.
Deadmau5 will be joined by rapper Eve and her fiance Maximillion Cooper, who plan to get married on the island days after the rally ends.
Disney executives are investigating a trademark registration filed by dance music superstar Deadmau5. They alerted officials at the U.S. Trademark Office last week (ends28Mar14) that they were unhappy with the DJ's bid because it came with an image of a caricature of a mouse head with black ears, black face, white eyes and white mouth - similar to the iconic image of Disney's Mickey Mouse.
Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, filed the trademark registration last year (13). It covers electrical and scientific apparatus, paper goods, leather goods, toys and sporting goods, among other things.
Bosses of a nightclub in Miami, Florida have offered Deadmau5 the chance to put on a free gig after the DJ vowed never to perform in the city again. The DJ/producer, real name Joel Zimmerman, recently took aim at the organisers of his New Year's Day (01Jan14) show at Miami's Mansion club over a decision to allow wealthy gig-goers to pay for the privilege of being in the front row.
During a web chat on his official website, Zimmerman complained, "I f**king reamed out my agent for making me deal with that. Putting fans in the back and trust fund kids up front is f**king stupid as f**k," adding he "won't be playing any more Miami clubs."
In an attempt to lure the outspoken DJ back to the city, owners of Miami's Club Space have written an open letter to Zimmerman offering to fund a free concert at the venue.
They write, "We read with great interest about your recent show in Miami, and your concerns about fans being placed in the back of the venue while trust fund kids paid premium to be place in front of the DJ booth... We would like to extend an invitation for you to make these fans happy by hosting a free show for them at our legendary venue, Space. We will extend complimentary admission to all your fans and they will be able to enjoy your music on our huge dance floor without trust fund kids or anything else between you and them."
The venue's owners offer to pay up to $25,000 (£16,667) for Zimmerman to fly to the Florida city on a private jet and stay in a five-star hotel, and close the letter by asking, "Please give your fans and Miami another opportunity to show you just how great this city is to perform in."
Zimmerman subsequently responded in a post on his Twitter.com account, writing, "Okay settle down.... Space Miami gig isnt (sic) confirmed... we gotta work details out. We shall see what happens."
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When we last left our heroes, they had conquered all opponents in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, returned home to their newly refurbished living quarters in District 12, and fallen haplessly to the cannibalism of PTSD. And now we're back! Hitching our wagons once again to laconic Katniss Everdeen and her sweet-natured, just-for-the-camera boyfriend Peeta Mellark as they gear up for a second go at the Capitol's killing fields.
But hold your horses — there's a good hour and a half before we step back into the arena. However, the time spent with Katniss and Peeta before the announcement that they'll be competing again for the ceremonial Quarter Quell does not drag. In fact, it's got some of the film franchise's most interesting commentary about celebrity, reality television, and the media so far, well outweighing the merit of The Hunger Games' satire on the subject matter by having Katniss struggle with her responsibilities as Panem's idol. Does she abide by the command of status quo, delighting in the public's applause for her and keeping them complacently saturated with her smiles and curtsies? Or does Katniss hold three fingers high in opposition to the machine into which she has been thrown? It's a quarrel that the real Jennifer Lawrence would handle with a castigation of the media and a joke about sandwiches, or something... but her stakes are, admittedly, much lower. Harvey Weinstein isn't threatening to kill her secret boyfriend.
Through this chapter, Katniss also grapples with a more personal warfare: her devotion to Gale (despite her inability to commit to the idea of love) and her family, her complicated, moralistic affection for Peeta, her remorse over losing Rue, and her agonizing desire to flee the eye of the public and the Capitol. Oftentimes, Katniss' depression and guilty conscience transcends the bounds of sappy. Her soap opera scenes with a soot-covered Gale really push the limits, saved if only by the undeniable grace and charisma of star Lawrence at every step along the way of this film. So it's sappy, but never too sappy.
In fact, Catching Fire is a masterpiece of pushing limits as far as they'll extend before the point of diminishing returns. Director Francis Lawrence maintains an ambiance that lends to emotional investment but never imposes too much realism as to drip into territories of grit. All of Catching Fire lives in a dreamlike state, a stark contrast to Hunger Games' guttural, grimacing quality that robbed it of the life force Suzanne Collins pumped into her first novel.
Once we get to the thunderdome, our engines are effectively revved for the "fun part." Katniss, Peeta, and their array of allies and enemies traverse a nightmare course that seems perfectly suited for a videogame spin-off. At this point, we've spent just enough time with the secondary characters to grow a bit fond of them — deliberately obnoxious Finnick, jarringly provocative Johanna, offbeat geeks Beedee and Wiress — but not quite enough to dissolve the mystery surrounding any of them or their true intentions (which become more and more enigmatic as the film progresses). We only need adhere to Katniss and Peeta once tossed in the pit of doom that is the 75th Hunger Games arena, but finding real characters in the other tributes makes for a far more fun round of extreme manhunt.
But Catching Fire doesn't vie for anything particularly grand. It entertains and engages, having fun with and anchoring weight to its characters and circumstances, but stays within the expected confines of what a Hunger Games movie can be. It's a good one, but without shooting for succinctly interesting or surprising work with Katniss and her relationships or taking a stab at anything but the obvious in terms of sending up the militant tyrannical autocracy, it never even closes in on the possibility of being a great one.
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Electronic dance music superstar Deadmau5 has opened up about his split from fiancee Kat Von D following allegations he cheated on the celebrity tattoo artist. Kat Von D called off her engagement to the DJ earlier this week (begs24Jun13) amid accusations the star, real name Joel Zimmerman, had been unfaithful during their relationship.
In a post on Twitter.com, she wrote, "Cheating on your loved one is the most hurtful thing one could do. I hate to have to admit that this relationship is indeed over... Onwards and upwards."
Now Deadmau5 has come clean about the cause of their break-up, admitting he enjoyed a fling with another woman while the couple was briefly separated last November (12) - but he insists he never tried to hide the short romance from Von D.
In a post on Facebook.com, he writes, "All i am saying on the matter: Kat and I split in November and I moved back home to Toronto (Canada). During this time, while we were broken up, I did have relations with another woman. Following that, Kat and I reconciled and I acknowledged being intimate with another person while we were estranged.
"We did move past those issues and I proposed to Kat in mid- December. At the end of June, it was clear that the relationship was not working and we mutually ended the engagement. I was not, at any point, unfaithful to Kat during our time together. I don't wish to go tit for tat with these kinds of pronouncements and don't expect to comment further, but I do believe that those who have expressed concern deserve a more complete understanding of what transpired."
Von D was previously engaged to Sandra Bullock's cheating ex-husband Jesse James, but ended the relationship in 2011, six months after he proposed.
Electronic dance music superstar Deadmau5's underwater wedding plans have sunk - his fiancee Kat Von D has called off their engagement. The celebrity tattoo artist has accused the DJ, real name Joel Zimmerman, of cheating on her in a revealing tweet posted on Wednesday (26Jun13).
She writes, "Cheating on your loved one is the most hurtful thing one could do. I hate to have to admit that this relationship is indeed over... Onwards and upwards."
The couple briefly broke up in November (12), before Deadmau5 popped the question the following month. The two were planning to tie the knot on 10 August (13) in an "underwater-themed" ceremony in Los Angeles.
Von D was previously engaged to Sandra Bullock's cheating ex-husband Jesse James, but ended the relationship in 2011, six months after he proposed.
Dance music superstar Deadmau5 and his bride-to-be, celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D, are to exchange vows in a wacky underwater-themed ceremony. The DJ, real name Joel Zimmerman, proposed to the reality TV star in December (12), and now they're putting the finishing touches to their 10 August (13) nuptials.
According to People.com, the couple will marry in an "underwater-themed" ceremony before 200 friends and family in Los Angeles.
Sources claim the ceremony will be inspired by the couple's mutual love for author H.P. Lovecraft's short story The Call of Cthulhu, about a half-man, half-octopus character.
And Von D has picked out her gown designers - Falguni and Shane Peacock - and wedding style.
She explains, "(The dress) will have a sleek silhouette and include hints of iridescent teals, blues and deep violet ombre gradients."
Before Hollywood's biggest stars deliver their acceptance speeches at Sunday's Academy Awards, the 2013 Writers Guild Awards have honored the folks who supply A-list actors and actresses with words. The 65th annual ceremony kicked off Sunday, celebrating the best and the brightest behind the scenes — and behind the pen — in television, film, and beyond in 2012.
But there were few surprises at the awards — Mark Boal picked up his second WGA win for Zero Dark Thirty (he won his first for Hurt Locker in 2010) while television's critical darlings, Breaking Bad and Louie proved to be victorious.
Who else was a big winner at the WGA awards? See below to find out!
MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES
Zero Dark Thirty, written by Mark Boal; Columbia Pictures
Argo, screenplay by Chris Terrio; based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman; Warner Bros. Pictures
Searching for Sugar Man, written by Malik Bendejelloul; Sony Pictures Classics
Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC
Louie, Written by Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, Louis C.K.; FX
Girls, Written by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jenni Konner, Deborah Schoeneman, Dan Sterling; HBO
Mad Men (AMC), Written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner, "The Other Woman"
LONG FORM – ORIGINAL
Hatfields & McCoys (History Channel), Teleplay by Ted Mann and Ronald Parker, Story by Bill Kerby and Ted Mann, Nights Two and Three
LONG FORM – ADAPTED
Game Change (HBO), Written by Danny Strong, Based on the book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
Modern Family (ABC), Written By Elaine Ko; ABC, "Virgin Territory"
COMEDY/VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) — SERIES
Portlandia, Written by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley
COMEDY/VARIETY — MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES — SPECIALS
66th Annual Tony Awards, Written by Dave Boone, Special Material by Paul Greenberg; Opening and Closing Songs by David Javerbaum, Adam Schlesinger; CBS
CHILDREN'S – EPISODIC & SPECIALS
Sesame Street (PBS), Written by Christine Ferraro, "The Good Sport"
CHILDREN'S — LONG FORM OR SPECIAL
"Girl vs. Monster," Story by Annie De Young; Teleplay by Annie De Young and Ron McGee; Disney Channel
The Simpsons, Written by David Mandel & Brian Kelley; Fox, "Ned and Edna's Blend Agenda"
The Young & the Restless, Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Scott Hamner, Maria Kanelos, Natalie Minardi Slater, Beth Milstein, Michael Montgomery, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Lisa Seidman, Sarah K. Smith, Christopher J. Whitesell, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS
DOCUMENTARY — CURRENT EVENTS
Frontline, Written by Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria; PBS, "Money, Power and Wall Street: Episode One"
DOCUMENTARY — OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
Nova, Written by Randall MacLowry; PBS, "The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time"
NEWS — REGULALRY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT
"Tragedy in Colorado: The Movie Theatre Massacre," Written by Lisa Ferri, Joel Siegel; ABC News
NEWS — REGULARLY SCHEDULED OR BREAKING REPORT
"World News This Year 2011," Written by Darren Reynolds; ABC News Radio
NEWS — ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY
"Dishin Digital," Written by Robert Hawley, WCBS-AM
PROMOTIONAL WRITING AND GRAPHIC ANIMATION CATEGORIES
ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)
"Partners," Written by Dan A. Greenberger, CBS
TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION
Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, Animation by Bob Pook; CBS, "The Oscars"
NEW MEDIA AND VIDEOGAME CATEGORIES
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING DERIVATIVE NEW MEDIA
The Walking Dead: Cold Storage, Written by John Esposito (amctv.com) – “Hide And Seek,” “Keys to the Kingdom,” “The Chosen Ones,” “Parting Shots”
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING ORIGINAL NEW MEDIA
Jack In A Box, Written by Michael Cyril Creighton (jackinaboxsite.com) – “The Compromises, Episode 1,” “The Pest, Episode 3,” The Snake, Episode 4,” “The Bonding, Episode 6,” “The Future, Episode 7/Series Finale”
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEOGAME WRITING
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray; Ubisoft
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