The Internet Has Become Obsessed With Matt Damon’s Ponytail

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(PCM) A celebrity makes one change to their appearance and the internet goes absolutely wild! Hence, is the case with actor Matt Damon and his new acquired ponytail. The ponytail was first spotted during the actor’s recent appearance at a press conference in China regarding his role in the upcoming 2016 film “The Great Wall”.

Despite the fact that Damon looked rather dashing in his grey plaid button down shirt and blue jean the main focus was on the adorable tuft of a ponytail tied neatly behind his head. Social media was quick to explode with hundreds of comments about Damon’s new lengthy locks and many appear to be pleased with the new style.  In fact, someone even gave Matt Damon’s ponytail its’ very own Twitter account.

Sources say that Damon may have grown out his hair for his role in “The Great Wall”, which is a mystery-thriller surrounding The Great Wall of China and features a production budget of close to $150 million.

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Catching Up With Cody Simpson at Firefly Music Festival

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(PCM) Let me begin by saying that ever since I got my hands on copy of Cody Simpson’s highly anticipated new album “Free” I am absolutely in  love. The overall ambiance of the album is breezy and beautiful, with Simpson showcasing a side of himself that many will be surprised to see. With this album, Simpson is able to just let go and truly be free to create the music that it appears he was always destined to make.

“Free” will be released on July 10th and the entire album is sure to become a staple on everyone’s summer playlist. The album will be released via Coast House Records / Banana Beat Records and is produced by Cisco Adler.

Favorite tracks: “Thotful”, “I’m Your Friend” “Wilderness” and “Love Yourself” feat. G.Love

 

I had a chance to catch up with Cody Simpson just prior to his performance at the Firefly Music Festival to discuss the new album, touring plans and more!  See our full interview below:

Simpson has announced his upcoming summer tour dates with Donovan Frankenreiter followed by a fall tour with AER.  Cody will also  be performing his song “New Problems” on TODAY Show on Monday, July 13th followed by Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday, July 20th.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Jun 27 Bonner Springs, KS @ Mix 93.3’s Red, White & Boom!
Aug 10 Singapore @ SCAPE Playspace
Aug 12 Manila, Philippines @ Newport Performing Arts Theater
Aug 15 Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic, QVC Marine Field
Aug 16 Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic, Maishima

Donavon Frankenreiter Tour Dates
Aug 18 Cape May, NJ – Cabana’s Beach Bar and Grill
Aug 19 Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork
Aug 20 Washington, DC – The Hamilton
Aug 22 Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Aug 23 Myrtle Beach, SC – The Boathouse
Aug 24 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
Aug 25 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
Aug 26 Fort Pierce, FL – The Inlet
Aug 27 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
Aug 28 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Aug 29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Aug 30 Key West, FL – Parade Grounds at Fort East Martello

AER Tour Dates

Sep 16 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Sep 17 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
Sep 18 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Sep 19 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sep 20 S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Sep 22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
Sep 23 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Sep 24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Sep 25 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Sep 26 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Sep 27 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sep 29 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Sep 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Oct 2 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre
Oct 4 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Oct 7 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
Oct 8 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Oct 9 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
Oct 10 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Oct 11 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Oct 13 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Oct 15 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Oct 16 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Oct 17 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Oct 18 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Oct 20 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
Oct 21 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
Oct 22 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Oct 23 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Oct 24 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

For more information about Cody Simpson, please visit:

www.codysimpson.com
www.facebook.com/codysimpsonmusic
Twitter – @codysimpson
Instagram – @codysimpson

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J.K. Rowling Announces New Harry Potter Play

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(PCM) Harry Potter fans around the world are rejoicing now that author J.K. Rowling has revealed the news about the new play titled “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child”.  The news was totally unexpected and came as a wonderful gift for fans of the series.

Rowling posted a series of tweets that revealed both the name of the play, as well as, that it will open in London in the summer of 2016 at The Palace Theater. The play will tell an entirely new story and is the completed work of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and Rowling.

Nearly as soon as the tweets were posted they immediately went viral along with the hashtag #CursedChild. No additional details about the storyline for the play has been revealed, however fans are anxiously awaiting more news.

Rowling’s Harry Potter novels have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, as well as, eight films with a ninth film on the way later this year. Rowling says that she has received countless offers over the years to extend Harry’s story, however she has found her “dream team” with those involved in putting together the play.

 

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Creator Of The Infamous Pink Flamingo Lawn Ornament Dead At Age 79

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(PCM) Some find them to be artistic, while others find them to be downright tacky, but either way the infamous pink flamingo lawn ornament is an iconic piece of pop culture art history. Sadly, it has been revealed that Don Featherstone, the artist who originally created the pink flamingo lawn ornament, has passed away at the age of 79.

Sources say that Featherstone passed away on Monday in an elder care facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts after a lengthy battle with Lewy body dementia.

After graduating art school, Featherstone went to work for Union Products where he first developed the design for the pink flamingo lawn ornament back in 1958. He worked for the company for 43 years and eventually became company president before his much deserved retirement in 1999.

Featherstone never anticipated that using molds from his clay flamingo sculptures would eventually lead to his creation becoming one of pop culture’s most instantly recognizable lawn decorations. Over the year’s Featherstone has explained the pink flamingo’s popularity saying that they were “selling people tropical elegance in a box for less than $10.” Adding, “Before that, only the wealthy could afford to have bad taste”.

The pink flamingo lawn ornaments continued to be embraced by vintage collectors to this very day and Featherstone himself had dozens of his famous pieces, which he based on images seen in National Geographic Magazine, scattered throughout his own backyard.

If you happen to own a pink flamingo lawn ornament and are curious if it is a Featherstone original, you can search out the artist’s signature located on the rear end of the flamingo.

Our sincere condolences go out to Featherstone’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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Ladies Came Together To Rock Their Curves At The First-Ever theCurvyCon!

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(PCM) Over 500 curvy women came together on Saturday, June 20th to celebrate the first-ever theCURVYcon. Founded by digital sensations, CeCe Olisa of Plus Size Princess and Chastity Garner of GarnerStyle, who sold the clothes out of their closets for seed money, the day-long event brought plus size brands, bloggers, fashionistas-alike together to chat, shop and embrace their curves.

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The day long event included workshops discussing style, health, wellness, sex, love and confidence by featured panelists such as Grammy Nominated Singer – Kierra Sheard and notable bloggers Nadia Abouhlson, Gabi Gregg of Gabi Fresh, Sarah Conley of Styleit, Kelsey Miller of Refinery29 and more. Also, there was a flash runway show featuring fierce plus models Ashley Graham and Victoria Lee. The event closed with the keynote address from Glee Actress and Dancing With Stars Winner Amber Riley. Yes CURVY GIRLS rocked this weekend!!!!

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Perez Hilton To Star In Full House! The Musical!

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(PCM) National Lampoon / Bob and Tobly McSmith / David Galpern proudly announce that the larger than life celebrity personality Perez Hilton will be joining the cast as Danny Tanner, the production is on stage at Theater 80 (80 St Marks & 1st Ave, East Village) from September 9, 2015 through November 29, 2015. On sale now, tickets range in price from $25 to $50, limited tickets available for the “Tanner Family Hug Zone” at $50, and are available online at www.FullHousetheMusical.com
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Visiting Toronto for an exclusive run before heading off to Theatre 80 in New York, Full House! The Musical! will be on stage at the Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst St.) for a strictly limited engagement from Aug. 18 to Sept. 6. On sale now, tickets range in price from $29.99 to $99.99 and are available online at www.FullHousetheMusical.com
Full House! The Musical! is the unauthorized musical parody that puts an adult spin on the wildly popular 90s sitcom. The beloved TV show followed the heartwarming story of a widowed Father whose best friend and brother‐in‐law move in to help him raise his three daughters. Every episode of “Full House” serves to remind you that no matter how unconventional the Tanner family is – they will always be better than your family.
Full House! The Musical! follows Tanner family patriarch, Danny, who loses his super power of solving any problem with his sensible “Dad Speeches” (complete with soft piano accompaniment). Enjoy Danny’s wacky and hilarious descent into madness as he slowly turns from wholesome Danny Tanner to foul‐mouth and dark Bob Saget. Will he get his “Dad Speech” power back in time to save his family? Probably not!
Full House! The Musical! includes book, music, lyrics and stage direction by Bob and Tobly McSmith (Bayside! The Musical!; Showgirls! The Musical!) who will have audiences clapping and singing along to catchy tunes like “This House is Too Full” – Tanner Family/Comet the Dog; “Have Mercy on My Heart/Don’t Touch the Hair” – Uncle Jessie/Rebecca Donaldson; “Look at these Assholes” – Comet the Dog and “Our Family is Better Than Your Family” – Tanner Family.
Joining Hilton on stage, the cast features Seth Blum as Joey Gladstone, John Duff as Jesse Katsopolis, Amanda Nicholas as DJ Tanner, Marguerite Halcovage as Stephanie Tanner, and Marshall Louise as the Olsen Twins.

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