One Direction SNL debut raises some eyebrows
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon sing-along with the pop-culture world finds a boy band going through the motions, an expensive funeral, other things, and the mystery music video.
BEATLES: Well, maybe not so much, per the Huffington Post, “Teen girls across the U.S. stayed up all night to watch British boy band One Direction make their "Saturday Night Live" debut. . . performed two songs off their debut album, Up All Night, and it seemed as if the boys were singing over a pre-recorded track for part of their performance. However, their screaming fans didn't seem to mind.” http://huff.to/IiHWsz
BUYER’S MARKET: But Facebook has it cornered, per The Hollywood Reporter, “Facebook has made its first significant purchase in its history, acquiring the hot mobile photo-sharing app Instagram for $1 billion. Mark Zuckerberg announced the deal on Facebook, calling it an "important milestone" in the company's history.” http://bit.ly/Hqho56
TOUCHY TOPIC: Thus a change in promotion, per the New York Times, “In recent weeks executives at 20th Century Fox have been quietly scrambling to distance a summer comedy, “Neighborhood Watch,” starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill, from the shooting of Trayvon Martin.” http://nyti.ms/HShj9h
THE ROYALS: In case you were wondering, per Us Weekly, “On Easter Sunday, the Duchess, 30, and her husband, 29, attended a church service in Crathie, Scotland, a royal aide confirms to Us Weekly. They were driven to the small Crathie Kirk chapel by Prince Charles, 63, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 64. The newlyweds spent the weekend with them at Balmoral Castle.” http://bit.ly/HSckW9
30 STALK: Starring Alec Baldwin as David Letterman, per Radar, “Genevieve Sabourin, a 40-year-old actress from Montreal, was arrested late Sunday on charges of aggravated harassment and stalking after showing up at the Manhattan apartment building Alec Baldwin lives in, after repeated warnings to leave the actor alone.” http://bit.ly/HDPtOC
WHITNEY: The cost for Whitney Houston’s funeral irritates some, per E!, “It seems the late singer's hometown, Newark, N.J., spent more than $187,000 in police overtime as friends and family gathered in the city to pay their respects to the pop icon back in February.” http://eonli.ne/Ia4SIr
WHATCHA GONNA DO?: When they come for you, per Vulture, “Bad news for fans of those bad boys, bad boys: Vulture hears that Fox is pulling COPS from the prime-time beat for most of the remainder of 2012.” http://bit.ly/HCaaKL
SELENA GOMEZ: A gleeful mention, per PerezHilton, “Glee is holding nothing back when they return from hiatus on Tuesday night and we are LOVING them even more for it!! In an upcoming episode, the kids of McKinley High will be taking on Selena’s hit, Love You Like A Love Song!” http://bit.ly/IzPpzN
WORST PERSON: He’s getting it from all sides, per Deadline Hollywood, “Conservative media are immensely enjoying the legal combat which erupted last week between Keith Olbermann and Al Gore’s Current TV cable network. The lawsuits and countersuits have prompted headlines like “Epic Ego Fail” to describe Olbermann.” http://bit.ly/IikBY9
CAT FIGHT: And a sexist caption, per TMZ, “Lindsay Lohan is adamant -- she didn't fight with anyone inside a nightclub last Thursday night -- because sources close to LiLo tell TMZ ... she wasn't even out that night. As TMZ first reported, a woman filed an incident report alleging battery with the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department, claiming Lindsay started a fight with her inside a nightclub last week.” http://bit.ly/IpbVM7
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/Hv6GvR
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