Selena Gomez: 'Spring Breakers' tweets just keep coming
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon frolic on the pop-culture beach finds a contrived vacation, two notable deaths, other things, and the mystery music video.
BREAK FOR SPRING: As Tony Kornheiser says, it’s all about the kids, per starpulse.com, “Selena Gomez shared a cast photo from the set of Spring Breakers, giving a first look at the film's bad guy, Alien - a gun & drug dealer who bails four girls out of jail after they rob a restaurant to go to Spring Break. The character, apparently modeled on Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline , is played by none other than James Franco. "This is where the trouble begins... ;) ps Rachel is sexy," Selena tweeted along with the pic, referring to co-star Rachel Korine (far right).” http://bit.ly/c6RP3
OBIT: Earl Scruggs dead at 88, per the AP, “It may be impossible to overstate the importance of bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre as Johnny Cash's baritone or Hank Williams' heartbreak.” http://apne.ws/GXQpOq
COOL SCRUGGS VIDEO: Here it is. http://bit.ly/hg0xuW
OBIT II: If you don’t know of her, you should, per the New York Times, “Adrienne Rich, a poet of towering reputation and towering rage, whose work — distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity — brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century, died on Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 82.” http://nyti.ms/HiHZQP
SO 10 SECONDS AGO: Poor Sponge, per the Wrap, “Nickelodeon said last fall that its ratings woes were temporary, but that doesn't look to be the case: This month, kids-TV rival the Disney Channel beat it for the first time in its average number of total daily viewers.” http://bit.ly/Hkyo1a
WWMS?: As in, What Will Matt Say?” Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Katie Couric greeted early-morning network viewers for 15 years, and she'll soon be adding one more week to that resume. The former Today co-host will substitute on ABC's Good Morning America for the vacationing Robin Roberts during the week of April 2.” http://bit.ly/HnnK7b
NICE: Just nice, that’s all, per People, “It’s hard to believe, but Guess turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, the brand is bringing back a true original: 1989 Guess girl Claudia Schiffer.” http://bit.ly/Heendr
HOKEY POKEY: With apologies to the Virginia Tech faithful, per TMZ, “Lindsay Lohan is a semi-free woman, after Judge Stephanie Sautner just declared, "She did it!" -- she successfully completed her probation requirements. The judge took Lindsay off probation altogether in what herhonor called "the endless" 2007 DUI case. If Lindsay had not completed the terms of her probation, Judge Sautner could have sentenced her to 270 days in the pokey.” http://bit.ly/H11eEX
WHITNEY HOUSTON: Just the facts, per Radar, “Beverly Hills Police Department detectives want to question Whitney Houston's associate, Raffles Van Exel, for allegedly cleaning out the hotel room of the late pop superstar following her death, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.” http://bit.ly/H2PACm
CHILL: Please, per the Huffington Post, “Feminist author Naomi Wolf has a big problem with Katy Perry's lastest music video, "Part of Me." Wolf. . .is asking the public to boycott the singer's video because she claims it's propaganda for the U.S. Marines Corps." http://huff.to/H540XB
NOT DEAD: That would be Patrick Dempsey, per E!, “It turns out the Grey's Anatomy star is just the latest victim of a Twitter-related celebrity death hoax after "RIP Patrick Dempsey" quickly became a top trending topic.” http://eonli.ne/GYJn0j
YES, CUE THOSE THINGS: Sooner rather than later, per the Insider, “Despite reports that she's in a new relationship with oh-so-sexy French model Baptiste Giabiconi, Katy Perry is setting the record straight – she’s still a single lady! Cue Beyonce, leotards and back-up dancers!” http://bit.ly/H0N8Qn
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/1wlmtr
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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