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Items Du Jour: Linda’s New Moschino Ad, DVF and Google

Robyn Lawley+ Linda Evangelista fronts a very 90's-esque Moschino's latest ad campaign shot by Steven Meisel.

+ Google is really trying to make Google Glass happen, so they've enlisted Diane Von Fursternberg to help them do so.

+ In case you already haven't seen Rihanna's CFDA Awards Old-Hollywood-meets-Rose-McGowan's-1998-VMA dress, here are some more photos of it (or if you just want to stare at it again, just like the rest of the internet is doing).

+ Model Robyn Lawley fronts a swimsuit campaign for Swimsuits For All, an online retailer that offers flattering summer pieces for women with fuller figures. Blogger and model Gabi Fresh also appears in some of the shots!

+ Tom Ford explains at his CFDA Awards appearance why he's been a little MIA in fashion lately: his son, Jack.

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Michael Jackson Hologram to Tour the World?

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson is set to tour the world again - as a hologram.

The late King of Pop, who was resurrected onstage at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night thanks to advanced technology, could wow fans across the globe again five years after his death.

The producers behind the special effects extravaganza want to take their show on the road for a two-year tour and are predicted to make half a billion dollars. "It's only a matter of time before a hologram like this goes on tour. Public appetite for Michael Jackson's music has never been greater and this is a unique way of experiencing his magic," a source said.

The hologram performance at the Billboard Music Awards follows the success of a new posthumous Michael Jackson album, Xscape, which recently topped the charts in the UK. "It's so important to experience Michael Jackson in a live setting. We wanted a live performance in front of a live audience," added John Branca, the executor of the singer's estate.

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Unboxing Live 099: Microsoft Surface tablet

Microsoft's Windows 8 has arrived, and alongside it, the Microsoft Surface tablet with Windows RT has been released! Surface is Microsoft's first first-party tablet PC device that it has ever released, and we were able to get our hands on it a little early to give you a look at what you'll find in the box. While we prepare our full Surface review, check out our unboxing video above where we give you a look at the tablet, the Touch Cover, and the setup process!

Big thank you to GoToMeeting for sponsoring the show - be sure to check them out! GoToMeeting with HDFaces provides rich, super-simple collaborative virtual meetings.


Why Elton John Will Never Join Twitter

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music,

Elton JohnElton John thinks he'd end up in prison if he joined Twitter.

The 65-year-old singer refuses to sign up to the social networking site as he knows he would get into trouble almost straight away: "It would end my career. I'd be in prison after about two days. I mean, no, God almighty. Me and my big mouth, no thank you. That would be the end of the career."

Even if he did decide to join Twitter, Elton - who has an 18-month-old son, Zachary, with husband David Furnish - admits he would find it difficult because he struggles with the latest technology.

"You won't see me doing a disco record or a dance record or anything like that, because I don't know how. I'm technically a Luddite. I have an iPad but I don't have a phone. I'm not great on a computer, I don't even have one. I write everything down - I come from a different era. I accept the change and I know that it is the future with the way it's going, but I don't know how to do it," he explained to The Sun.


Marilyn Manson Praises Accessible Music Technology

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Industry News, Rock,

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson thinks it is great technology means anyone can make music.

The "Dope Show" hitmaker disagrees with his friends who find it frustrating that people can utilize special software to harness their creativity, and doesn't think there is anything difference between that and learning a musical instrument. "Friends of mine who are musicians or directors are really frustrated, and they say 'I hate iMovie or Garageband because anyone can make something.' I think the exact opposite. There's always been a piano, a guitar, a microphone and anyone can always have made something."

The rocker believes the music scene has changed a lot with modern culture because rock stars are now also seen as "celebrities."

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Susan Sarandon Avoids Google

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Features,

Susan SarandonSusan Sarandon has never Googled herself.

The Thelma and Louise actress is a technophobe and claims she wouldn't even know how to conduct a search for herself on the internet if she did use a computer. "I wouldn't even know how to Google myself. I don't know how to touch a computer," she told The New York Post.

She added that reviews of her work, either bad or good, don't matter to her as she doesn't count them as "real." She explained, "I don't want to know. Even stuff that's really good shouldn't get stuck in your head, because it's not real."

Susan is fronting a new campaign against cyber bullying, and thinks people need more awareness of internet "Trolls" - people who dedicate time to abusing people on the web - and need to be dealt with: "Usually the people that have time to go online and sit there and be negative are such losers. But, of course, you can't understand that when you're a kid."


Boy George Thinks Pop Records are Too Similar

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Reunions, Upcoming Releases, Pop,

Boy GeorgeBoy George thinks all today's pop records sound the same.

The "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" singer thinks today's crop of pop stars are more interested in personal gain than making a difference to the world, and most of their records are boring as a result.

"Pop, I think, just goes in waves, and I think technology kind of makes everyone make the same record. I think the problem at the moment, and has been for a while, is that everybody wants to make loads of money, because that seems to be the most important thing. They all want the fur coat, nobody wants to change the world - and that's the problem. Technology is a great thing because it's opened up the doors for people, but when you hear things it's just, 'It's the new this, it's the new version of that' and it's just like, 'Yawn,'" he told BANG Showbiz, speaking at the Ivor Novello awards.

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Freddie Mercury to Appear on Stage as an ‘Optical Illusion’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Performances, Rock,

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury is to appear on stage as an "optical illusion."

The late Queen front man - who passed away in 1991 - will seem to perform for an audience at musical We Will Rock You, which is based on the band's music, to mark the tenth anniversary of the show in London.

Queen guitarist Brian May told BBC news the new "effect" was "an optical illusion of sorts." He added, "People will come out saying, 'did we actually see Freddie?'" However, Brian said the effect used will be different to the hologram technology which made late rapper Tupac Shakur appear on stage and perform at Coachella festival in California last month.

"It's a little unfortunate they did that thing with Tupac as we've been trying to make Freddie appear on the stage for quite a while The hologram technique is something we've looked at ourselves but I think probably for a show that runs eight shows a week it's not really practical."

The special edition show of We Will Rock You will take place on May 14 at London's Dominion Theatre. Queen have previously made live appearances where Freddie appears to sing the band's hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" using a backing track and video footage of him singing the song.


Comic Book Jobs: Marketing Assistant

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Comic Book MarketingWant to get in on the cutting edge of comics with all the apps, and digital and smarty-smartphones? Of course you do.

Aquafadas is looking for a Marketing Assistant in their New York office. Aquafadas is not a new brand of spring water, though. They’re “an established international company that develops software for tablet and smartphone publishing.” They have a target audience of “Magazine, Book and Comic Book publishers who want to create apps for iPads and Androids.”

It’s a paid parttime internship and you’ll assist the marketing team “in lead generation, calling, setting mailings, database research, writing marketing copy, and office related tasks.” Of course, you’ll need all the usual stuff on your resume: “a bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications or PR...must know basic Microsoft Office, and knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere is a plus.”

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Will.i.am Calls for Better Use of Music Technology

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Industry News, iTunes,

Will.i.am at the London Royal College of ArtWill.i.am has called for the music industry to better embrace technology. The Black Eyed Peas boss believes record labels should look to the success of Apple's iTunes and invest more money into using digital advances to further their market and prevent further decline in the ailing industry.

"The music industry never had an appreciation for technology. We're going to work out how to make money once we marry music and science. Apple is worth $800 billion now - the music industry far less. Music helped define what that company is, but they made all the money," he said, speaking at London's Royal College of Art's Innovation Night last night.

The "I Gotta Feeling" hitmaker later admitted he had had fun at the event and was pleased to get the chance to express his opinion. "I had fun... I'm glad you got to see that side of me... this is how I think & talk every minute of the day outside of music. I like future talk," he wrote on his Twitter.

(FYI - You can also follow Albumista on Twitter.)


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