Justin Bieber isn't cool with hate or haters: Justin Bieber got into a minor confrontation with a 12-year-old boy at a Richmond, Ontario laser tag facility. Reports say that Biebs was defending himself against a kid who cornered him and called the pop star a "faggot." It sounds like jealous ones still envy. Word is, JB will be speaking out against bullying and homophobia after the incident. Way to flip the situation into a positive. [LINK]
Inception OST released on limited-edition clear vinyl: If the plot of Inception left your mind feeling like Jell-O (perhaps tapioca is a more appropriate analogy), then prepare to have that gelatinous goo broken down even further when the film's official soundtrack gets released on clear—that's right, transparent—vinyl. With songs by Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr, it's awesomeness within awesomeness. [LINK]
Red Hot Chili Peppers "halfway through" new album: If you follow record release schedules, you'll know that 2011 is ready to be quite amazing with releases from the likes of R.E.M. and the Beastie Boys. Well, add another name to the list of reasons why 2011 in music will rule as the Red Hot Chili Peppers reveal they're "halfway through" their new LP. With plenty of summer 2011 festival dates lined up, next year really looks promising. Suck it, 2010. [LINK]
Keith Richards to reprise Pirates of the Caribbean role in upcoming film: As if we didn't need another reason to love 2011 (especially since it's the last full year before the end of times), there's another Pirates of the Caribbean movie scheduled for release in May 2011. Sure, the franchise may have run ashore by now (maritime humor), but once more we'll get to see Keith Richards reprise the role of Captain Jack Sparrow's father. Throw in all the ancient rock stars you want, Jerry Bruckheimer; we're buying our tickets for Keira Knightley. [LINK]
Thom Yorke, Mark Ronson & British PM team up for silent single: OK, try to follow us on this one. In order to help aid British military veterans during the annual Poppy Aid campaign, well-known British celebrities and influential figures will release a video featuring the likes of Thom Yorke, Mark Ronson, and British Prime Minister David Cameron staring silently at the camera for two minutes, which will then be sold for 99 pounds on iTunes. And you thought Inception was a mindfuck. [LINK]
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