Dhani on ‘Conan’: Dhani Harrison and thenewno2 will be among the guests on Monday’s night’s “Conan” on TBS two days ahead of the release of the new album “Thefearofmissingout.” The “Conan” schedule comments on the appearance by saying, “Thenewno2 have a new album called ‘Thefearofmissingout.’ Man, some folks will do anything to save character space on their Tweets.”
Ringo reviews the Olympics opening ceremony: On his Twitter account, Ringo Starr made some comments about the Olympics opening ceremony that featured Paul McCartney. “Well done Danny Boyle Great show all artic monkeys come together send me a copy and well done Paul great show all around R in L A.” He also said, “Just hanging out watching the Olympics R*** I’m catching a few rays hanging out with my bride xx feeling good” and “I send peace (and) love to all the athletes the best of luck R.***”
When you’re smiling: Yoko Ono posted a new video on YouTube over the weekend. It’s a clip from NBC News in which she talks about her new art exhibit in London at the Serpentine Gallery and the #smilesfilm iPhone app she recently introduced.
In the clip, she talks about the aftermath of Beatle John Lennon’s death and says it was what inspired her to come up with the idea of the app and the exhibit.“We used to always laugh,” she told NBC News. You can see the video clip at left.
Beatles not for sale: Universal Music is trying to unload Parlophone Records, the British counterpart to Capitol Records, but the Beatles won’t be included in the sale, according to the Financial Times. Parlophone, trying to keep some high profile artists, also wants to retain Katy Perry and Robbie Williams, the paper reported.
Another campaign for Paul: Paul McCartney, who has made announcements lately regarding his campaigns for global tolerance and saving the Arctic, made another just before the Olympics to request an abused baby elephant be released from captivity. “I have seen photographs of young Sunder, the elephant kept alone in a shed at Jyotiba Temple and put in chains with spikes,” he said in a statement.
“Years of his life have been ruined by keeping him and abusing him in this way and enough is enough. I most respectfully call on you … to get Sunder out.” PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals) had recently made the situation public.
Remembering Rupert the Bear: Though Paul McCartney was responsible for a delightful animated film on Rupert the Bear, the history of the character hasn’t been just him. BBC 4 has an audio special on its website with the character’s history, including a mention of Paul McCartney. (Thanks to Fred Velez.)
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