Frank Ocean performed at FYF Fest in Los Angeles over the weekend and brought a surprise guest on stage for his performance of Close to You/Never Can Say Goodbye. The surprised and mostly delighted crowd were buzzing when everybody’s favorite stoner dad, Brad Pitt joined Frank onstage via split screen looking like a Sad Keanu who finally got Adele to answer his calls.
Have you ever been to a really bad, off-brand wax museum? They have them all over the world. I’ve been to a few, because I love terrible things. However, I’ve never been to Madame Tussauds. I just always assumed that they had some quality standards to live up to, given their name recognition and popularity. Personally, I have no desire to see an accurate representation of what Tom Cruise looks like in real life, or to take a fake selfie with Forrest Gump. I’m into outsider art, not tourists traps.
But then that version of Beyoncé (courtesy of Hip Hop Weekly) happened.
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When Jabba the Trump won the election, Amanda Palmer said that it’s going to be a shit show but at least the world would get some “amazing satirically political art” Well, ask and ye shall receive, Amanda!
The edgiest artist who ever arted, Tyler Shields, and proud attention whore Kathy Griffin got together and made some HIGH ART that’s got both sides shaking their heads. Some conservatives, including Jabba the Trump Jr., have dropped their champagne popsicles to wave a fist of rage at Kathy and demand that the FBI stop investigating Russia and start investigating that ginger threat to POTUS (they didn’t say that but I’m sure Trump will). Some liberals, including Chelsea Clinton, are side-eying Kathy like, “Bitch, you ain’t helping.”
About a week after, Shia LaBeouf had a meltdown in a Jerry’s Deli over french fries (understandable) and got kicked out, he has announced that he’s going away from civilization for a month. No, Shia is not checking himself into anger management rehab. Shia will be art-ing.
After taking a short break in art piece purgatory, Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump art installation HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US is back in business. And just like the last time it was temporarily shut down, it’s once again moving on to a new location.
Not long after Shia and partners, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, mounted a camera outside of the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY, he got arrested and later got into a fight with a Nazi and it was shut down. It was then moved to Albuquerque, NM, where it was shut down after shots were fired in the area. It was then moved to an undisclosed location and replaced simply with a flag. According to the HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US website (via Entertainment Weekly), the project is leaving the U.S. and traveling across the pond to Liverpool, UK.
Apparently people were so divided over the message of Shia’s art project that it had to be divided from the country it was created for. HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US has been adopted by the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology. FACT confirmed the news today on Twitter.
— FACT (@FACT_Liverpool) March 22, 2017
There’s no word on what the UK edition of HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US will entail, like if it will remain a flag or go back to being a mounted camera, or if it will have a uniquely British name like STRICTLY COME DIVIDING. But I have full confidence that HWNDU will be much more successful in the UK. If trashy UK reality shows have taught me anything, it’s that you can always count on British people to bring loads of class and hours of entertainment when you put them in front of a camera.
As Professor Dame St. Angie Jolie graced the brains of the peons with her knowledge at the London School of Economics, and her holy hard nipples graced the eyes of the Archbishop of Canterbury during a meeting, a sad Brad Pitt was making sad art while listening to sad songs. Future art historians will look to this period in time as the rich douche renaissance led by the masters James Franco, Shia LaBeouf and Brad Pitt!