Matthew Marchesano

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EntertainmentTell Interviews: “Chasing the Dream” With Sports and Entertainment Superstars (Part II)

There was just too much ‘awesome’ to fit in one post. So as to not over-dose on ‘tell-ing’ chat sessions with real-life Dream Chasers, we’ve grouped just a few of them together. (Enjoy.) The Dream Chasers Summit brought together some of the most important figures in today’s worlds of entertainment, professional sports and business. Each more »


EntertainmentTell Interviews: “Chasing the Dream” With Sports and Entertainment Superstars (Part I)

On Friday, August 30, Temple University Center for Performing Arts hosted an event called the Dream Chasers Summit. Curated and orchestrated by two North Philadelphia natives, recording artist Meek Mill and Cleveland Cavs player Dion Waiters, the event brought together a celebrity panel of successful ‘dream chasers’ in the sports, entertainment and entrepreneurial industries. Aside from more »


New Prince Song “Screwdriver” Rocks

“I’m your driver, you’re my screw,” wails The Artist Formerly and Once Again Known as Prince in his new funk-rock, glam-wave (whatever you want to class it as,) definitively his sounding single, “Screwdriver.” You can tell this dude hasn’t lost it one bit — in fact, the song is just another example of how he’s more »


Justin Timberlake is Stepping Out in His “Suit & Tie” With Jay-Z

The ‘bringer back of sexy,’ Justin Timberlake released his newest single “Suit & Tie” on Tuesday. His characteristic blue-eyed croon is heard over an old-school flavored Timbaland beat, reuniting the acclaimed duo again since Timberlake’s last ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ album in 2006. This new single is reminiscent of some Bee Gees moments, some poppier R. Kelly hooks, more »

R. Kelly Pays Tribute to Families of Sandy Hook Victims

Good ol’ Kellz is doing his civic duty and offering peace and warmth to the affected families of the Sandy Hook school shooting that took place last month in Newtown, Conn., in the best way he knows how. The originator of the ‘hip-hopera’ enlisted the help of a children’s choir in his “I Know You’re more »


D.M.X. Sings ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’

‘Tis the season for your favorite gangster rapper from your childhood to reinterpret the classics. DMX visited New York City’s Power 105.1 Monday and graced the public with some potent holiday spirit. With just a table-top beat and his iconic rusty snarl, X transforms one of the season’s most popular (and irksome) tunes into a more »

Howard Stern Will Return to ‘America’s Got Talent’

Howard Stern, America’s favorite radio shock-jock, announced via his radio talk show Monday, his return to NBC’s America’s Got Talent, writes Newsday. Stern served as host on the singing-competition reality series last season alongside executive producer Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne. Of the latter two, Osbourne will not return, while Mandel has made no more »

Spotify Unveils its Most Popular Songs of 2012

Everyone and their mom uses Spotify these days. Accessible via smartphone, tablet or any other internet-capable device, the music streaming service is convenient, hip, cheap and vast — so it’s really no surprise to see everyone and their mom using it. As published on Gizmodo, Spotify announced the most popular songs searched from its browser, more »


André 3000 Says “Sorry” to Big Boi About OutKast Beef

Withdrawn from Atlanta’s upper- hip-hop echelon, its been nearly ten years since a proper OutKast release. Allegedly due to creative differences, unwanted fame, etc. MCs Big Boi and André 3000 have not been featured on the same track since 2006’s “Idlewild” soundtrack. For millions of fans, their individual solo work has provided somewhat of an more »


Andrew W.K. Named Cultural Ambassador to Middle East (UPDATE: Party’s over!)

(UPDATE November 27: The State Department, according to ABC News, has nixed its sponsorship of Andrew W.K.’s visit to the Middle East. A spokeswoman at State told reporters that after reviewing “the body of his work,” the department chose to not spend government funds on the trip. W.K. confirmed the news on his website and more »

Fox, ‘Entourage’ Producers Making Pot Legalization Comedy

With measures to regulate marijuana appearing on the ballot in the recent Presidential elections in a few states, smoking pot is all today’s rage and Fox is rolling high with a new series based on the drug-legalization campaign, reports Deadline. ‘The Happy Tree,’ from former ‘Entourage’ executive producer Rob Weiss, Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson more »

‘The Heat’ Trailer, With Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are Buddy Cops

Katie Dippold, a Parks and Recreation writer brings us ‘The Heat’ — a silly (but with a definite light-hearted, coming of age vibe) buddy-cop film starring Sandra Bullock as the straight-laced one and Melissa McCarthy as the unhinged one. Directed by Paul Feig (co-creator of Freaks and Geeks) this sure appears to be a quirky, more »