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Review: Gotham S01E05 – Drugs Are Bad

Viper. Venom. Evil. It can only mean one thing; Bane. Gotham has been running through the Batman mythology, meeting early incarnations of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes and in the fifth episode of the not-superhero, superhero show, we are treated to seeing the beginnings of Bruce Wayne’s most physically matched opponent.

Before we get into that, though, we’re still dealing with the events of the last few episodes. Specifically, the shady deals made between the Arkham Asylum and Wayne Enterprises, tensions between young Bruce and loveable Alfred, and the growing feud between mob bosses Maroni and Falcone. Gotham is getting tense, and within a few scenes, it’s going to get a lot worse, and, as evil transformations always begin, a bumbling scientist is to blame.

Welcome To New York: American Idol S14E04 Recap

Last week we saw the best that Kansas City had to offer, and now we’re headed to see if New York really is what dreams are made of. We open with a not-at-all set up shot of J-Lo strolling through her old block (where the diva was hilariously dissed out the front of her old apartment) before heading to the judging room, with Idol alum Adam Lambert filling in for Keith Urban (and the first sighting of the embarrassing #TurnUpForIdol hashtag).

First audition off the rank is Sal; a jazz singing, suit wearing, possible relation to Fat Tony. Between winning bets with Harry Connick Jr and hitting on Jennifer, he serenades the group with a Frank Sinatra classic, on which he wins a golden ticket.

Paramore’s Hayley Williams Is Engaged!

In a pop-punk match made in heaven, Paramore front woman Hayley Williams rang in her 2015 with an engagement ring, confirming she is set to marry longtime partner, New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert.

Breaking the news in quirky fashion, Hayley tweeted out a photoshopped pic of herself and Chad as newlyweds adding “Hey, guess what?” New Years Day, prompting fans and some of their famous friends to send their congratulations.

The Rubens Set For A New Album In July

Indie darlings, The Rubens, have been a little quiet of late, but it’s for a good cause – they’re working on their next album!

Recording in New York, the five-piece are crafting the follow-up to their 2012 self-titled debut record, and if front-man Sam Margin has his way, it’ll be ready just in time for Splendour in The Grass 2015.

Jared Leto Reportedly Set To Play The Joker

What do Jared Leto, Jack Nicolson and the late Heath Ledger have in common? Aside from all being Oscar winners, they will all have played the iconic Batman villain The Joker if rumours are to be believed.

The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman has reportedly been chosen as the favourite for the role, with TheWarp reporting that Warner Bros. wants him to don the twisted clown costume for the upcoming film, Suicide Squad scheduled for release in 2016. Jared had previously been rumoured to play Doctor Strange, but it was revealed recently that the role had gone to Benedict Cumberbatch.

Taylor Swift To Bring Her 1989 World Tour To Australia

Continuing her monster year, Taylor Swift shows no signs of slowing down. The country icon turned full fledged pop-star has just announced that she’ll be bringing her recently announced 1989 World Tour to Australia in December 2015!

Announcing the tour via her website, the message reads “announcing THE 1989 WORLD TOUR! Kicking off in Louisiana on May 20, 2015, the tour will hit North America and Europe before heading to Australia in December 2015”. Listing the first set of dates for the tour, she added a second surprise for her US fans, releasing the news that she’s bringing along Hottest 100 winner, Vance Joy for the ride.

Taylor Swift Shakes Off Spotify

Bad news for streaming-savvy Swifties; Taylor, when she wasn’t selling 1.2+ million copies of her latest album, she quietly pulled all of her back-catalogue from Spotify.

The move came following the release of 1989 – her first step into the pop world – with the cat-loving popstar and her record label reportedly not happy with the music streaming sites payment for artists – estimated $0.007 per song play. They are the latest high profile examples of a large section of the industry that feel that streaming services are not yet in a position to fill the hole created by downloads.

The 1975 Will Release A Single In 2015

In between wrapping up a major Australian tour this month, (and dodging Taylor Swift relationship rumours in the tabloids) Matt Healy and his group, The 1975, are ready to get back into the studio, promising fans will get new music from them this year.

In an interview with Music Feeds, frontman Matt said that the band have locked in studio time to record their sophomore record, with hopes that the first single will be released in late 2015, with the the forthcoming album following shortly after.

Jennifer Lawrence “Would Totally Do” Another Hunger Games Film

The Hunger Games franchise is drawing to a close and nobody is happy about it…, including J-Law! Everyone’s BFF crush, Jennifer Lawrence let it slip in a profile in this month’s Interview Magazine that if more District 9 action was written, she’d return to play Katniss Everdeen.

“I would totally do it!”, she revealed when her interview with The Theory of Everything’s Eddie Redmayne turned to her star making role. “I’m not happy about [it ending] at all”.

Matt Damon Returns To The Bourne Series In 2016

Move over Jeremy Renner; Matt Damon is returning to the Bourne Identity franchise, with Damon confirming the long-rumoured comeback after it was let slip by his long time friend Ben Affleck.

In a recent interview with E! News, Ben let it slip that the other half of Hollywood’s best bromance is “…going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I’ve just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness”, promoting the official announcement, which also included the news that original director Paul Greengrass will also be returning.

Good Life Festival 2015 – Brisbane Showgrounds (Event And Ticket Info)

The world’s largest under 18’s music festival is back! Good Life have just released the first wave of lineup announcements, and trust us, this one is going to be big. Full of EDM superstars and Aussie favourites, the festival is being joined by Avicii, Lil’ Jon, Afrojack, Will Sparks, Allday, Timmy Trumpet, Bliss and Eso, and heaps more to audiences around the country in the new year.

Breaking Bad Blamed For Rising Crystal Meth Use

Breaking Bad hasn’t only attracted award buzz for it’s gritty, original story – it’s been blamed for a rise in crystal meth use in Britain and across Europe.

Statistics from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction shows that there has been a rise in usage and attempts to smuggle the illegal substance across the UK and Germany and Heisenberg and Jesse could be to blame.

Professor Ellis Cashmore, an author on celebrity and media culture from Staffordshire University, has argued that the popularity of the hit TV series which starred Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, while not on purpose has played its part in glamorizing the drug and in a side effect, these figures increasing.

Iggy Azalea Reveals Details About Her “Fast & Furious 7″ Role

Australian rapstress Iggy Azalea is adding another title to her resume with a role in the upcoming Fast & Furious 7, and she is revealing all about her role!

Speaking to Access Hollywood, Iggy Azalea says she was shocked to have lines, saying “I thought that I was just going to have to wave the flag. And then, I came [to set] and I got a car and I got some lines and then my character is friends with Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic. I’m kind of the head of this monster truck crew of people, and I’m like the girl in charge and I have this big truck”.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Still A Halloween Favourite

Spotify has named Michael Jackson’s classic hit ‘Thriller’ as the number one streamed song for Halloween enthusiasts this year.

Research from the company showed that over 60,000 users chose to feature the track in Halloween-themed playlists this year, with Bobby Picket’s 1962 hit “Monster Mash” coming in at a close second.