The Butthole Cut: if the rumours are true there really was a worse version of Cats | Film | The Guardian

Name: Cats: The Butthole Cut

Age: Deleted from history in November 2019.

I cannot. You cannot what?

I cannot imagine a worse version of Cats. Really? Which bit didn’t you like? The terrifying, sexualised cats? The complete lack of a storyline? The horrible music? The implication that Dame Judi Dench had murdered her family and made them into a coat? The scene where Rebel Wilson unzips her own flesh and tries to eat some mice who all have the faces and voices of human children?

Yes. Oh. Well, then in that case imagine all of that, but worse.

How so? The so-called Butthole Cut of Cats was first reported in March, when a Twitter user announced that a friend of his had been exclusively hired to delete all the CGI cat anuses that had previously been inserted into the film.

That sounds like hearsay. And here’s some more. The Daily Beast claims that a VFX artist who worked on Cats confirmed to it that a lot of work did indeed go into airbrushing out feline behinds.

Were the butts the worst thing about Cats? No, not at all. There were other surreal effects, like the one where all the cats looked like hellishly disfigured mutants who existed solely to crawl into your nightmares and eat your brains.

Maybe they could have done something about Idris Elba, too. You mean like dip the audio every time he squealed the word “Mistoffelees” in the manner of a weasel being goosed by a nun? No, absolutely not.

This doesn’t exactly have “trouble-free production” written all over it. Unfortunately not. Once the Cats trailer was released, and immediately became an entirely deserved target for global scorn, director Tom Hooper announced some redesign work.

Yikes. And the film wasn’t completed until less than 48 hours before its official premiere, which is extraordinarily close to the wire for such a tentpole release.

Double yikes. And then, once it was released and everyone hated it, it was tinkered with again. Universal had to supply cinemas with a whole new version that wasn’t as horrible as the previous versions. Reader, it was exactly as horrible.

Triple yikes. Exactly. So with such a frantic production schedule, it would be no wonder a few bums almost scraped in under the radar.

I have just one more question. Sure, go ahead.

What is a Jellicle? I sat through the whole thing and I only wish I knew.

Do say: “Someone edited all the butts out of Cats.”

Don’t say: “Unfortunately, though, they left all the crap in.”

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The Smith Street Band release new single ‘I Still Dream About You’, as premiered last night on triple j Good Nights. ‘I Still Dream About You’ is the second single from the band’s forthcoming, fifth studio album Don’t Waste Your Anger. Originally due for a June release, The Smith Street Band have moved forward the album which will now be available digitally on Friday April 17th via the band’s own label, Pool House Records.

Recorded and mixed by bass player Fitzy, Don’t Waste Your Anger was recorded in the band’s Bush House Studios in regional Victoria, which runs entirely off grid. In the lead up to release, The Smith Street Band have announced the “In-Wils-House” tour which will see lead singer Wil Wagner performing short acoustic sets daily at 8.00pm AEST from Sunday April 12th to Friday April 17th via the band’s Facebook page. Each day of the tour will see Wil travel to a different room of the house and the live set will be accompanied by a live Q&A session with another band member.

We have an album that is recorded, mixed, mastered and ready to go but with the outbreak of Coronavirus and the whole world grinding to a halt we don’t know when we’ll get physical copies or when we will be able to tour it! So we figured instead of sitting on these songs for who knows how long we’d release it now and as soon as the restrictions on getting together allow it we’ll get back in our studio and make more music!”

We have a new single out right now called ‘I Still Dream About You’. We’ve actually been playing this song live for 18 months or so, it was the first thing we wrote for this album. For years after quitting smoking I had a recurring dream where I would just roll and smoke a cigarette and I thought it was interesting that my body, or subconscious, was holding on to something I’d tried to quit. Thinking about that idea is what inspired this song!” – Wil Wagner

News of the new album comes after The Smith Street Band last month released their first ever live release, recorded on the second night of two sold out shows at Brisbane’s The Triffid in late 2019. The album, aptly titled Live At The Triffid debuted at #4 on the ARIA Album Chart and #1 on the AIR Album Chart and was released exclusively on Bandcamp to raise funds for the band’s crew who found themselves out of work due to Coronavirus.



Pool House Records Presents

Sunday April 12th to Friday April 17th
8.00PM AEST / 11.00AM BST / 12.00PM CEST
Acoustic set & Q&A

Sunday April 12th – Wil on the Front Deck
Q&A with Lee

Monday April 13th – Wil on the Back Deck
Q&A with Jess

Tuesday April 14th – Wil in the Forest
Q&A with Fitzy

Wednesday April 15th – Wil in the Bedroom
Q&A with Lucy

Thursday April 16th – Wil in The Campervan
Q&A with Matt

Friday April 17th – Wil in the Studio
Q&A with Wil

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Off the back of a sold out tour, a towering new single, and killer sets at Good Things festival, Australia’s favourite rockers The Butterfly Effect have today served up the video for their first new musical offering in over a decade, Unbroken – giving viewers a AAA pass to life on stage and backstage.  Featuring behind the scenes footage and on-stage rampaging from their performances at Good Things Festival in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, the video will allow everyone to relive their festival-going days, and is an in-your-face reminder of just how staggeringly powerful and relevant this band is, and offers a genuine insight in to the comradery within.

True to name, The Butterfly Effect is indeed a force, and they have clearly been missed by a patient and loyal fanbase who were right back there with them the moment it was revealed the band were back together.

“Releasing Unbroken was a pivotal moment in itself for us. We’re so happy to have been able to write more music as ‘The Butterfly Effect’. To then be added to the Good Things bill really topped off 2019 for us, “lead vocalist Clint Boge says.  “To be honest, stepping out onto those festival stages again was a real uncertainty for us. It’d been 10 years between festival performances so to see that many faces, young and old in the audience really solidified to us that pushing forward with new material was an absolute must.”

Formed in 1999, The Butterfly Effect have enjoyed an illustrious career racking up some impressive stats, including three massive albums – all certified Gold – multiple appearances at renowned festivals including Livid, Falls Festival, Big Day Out and more, countless national and overseas tours, six consecutive years in triple j’s Hottest 100, three features on triple j’s Live at the Wireless, and a number one-selling DVD documentary and concert film.  Despite sustained successes throughout the 00s, the rigours of band life took their toll on the band – and in 2014 The Butterfly Effect went on indefinite hiatus.  After reconnecting at a rock show, the guys decided that a beer and a chat was in order. That catch up eventually led to a sold out national tour, and an ongoing desire to continue making music, which saw The Butterfly Effect jump into the studio, and as a result, the bold new single Unbroken was born.  The melancholic track is a refreshingly honest and impassioned offering from the experienced hard rockers, and one that proves their creative connection is stronger than ever.

“We’re having a blast!” Boge enthuses, “Obviously we can’t all be in the studio together at the moment but writing music online is going to be the new normal for us for the next few months. It’s sounding like us, which is exciting! The feeling is reminiscent of when the band first started writing together back in the early 2000s.” 

And in more thrilling news for fans, the band are hopeful to have some new music to dish out before 2020 is done, with Boge saying, “We’re obviously in uncharted territory in terms of when life will get back to normal for everyone, but for now – dropping new music before the end of the year is our plan, and Unbroken sets the tone for what’s to come.”

The Butterfly Effect is Ben Hall (drums), Clint Boge (lead vocals), Glenn Edmond (bass guitar) and Kurt Goedhart (lead guitar).

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What Did You Expect? – Independent Shorts Awards

“Soon I’m going to be like this famous career woman, and I don’t think I’ll have time to visit you and all your babies.”

Do you remember that friend you couldn’t help but to be jealous of because of their extravagant celebrity life style?

Well that’s exactly who Marci wanted to become. There were a lot of high hopes for Marci, she was suppose to be a famous career woman, have her own show, then be a super star teacher. Sadly, that just wasn’t in the cards. Instead she was jobless, single, and lived on her friend’s couch. And the only way she can turn things around was to find a new boyfriend.

This is an epic coming of age journey where delusion meets reality. And the only way Marci will truly learn her lesson is by finding a boyfriend to make her old frenemy jealous. Will she learn her lesson? Only time will tell..

Directed by Melissa Daneri (USA)

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Actor Woody Harrelson suggests 5G may be responsible for coronavirus – IBTimes India

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Is there any connection between coronavirus and 5G? You may quickly refute it but Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson suggests that there might be a link to both. The Zombieland star recently on a social media shared a report linking the spread of COVID-19 to 5G wireless networks and the actor although did not fully “vetted” the study but found it interesting.

The report read “Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in China, was chosen to be China’s first 5G ‘smart city’ and the location of China’s first smart 5G highway. Wuhan is also the centre of horrendous coronavirus epidemic. The possible linkage between these two events was first discussed on Oct 31, 2019 article titled ‘Wuhan was the province where 5G was rolled out, now the centre of the deadly virus’.

The report shared by Woody Harrelson on Instagram then raises questions about whether the fast spread of the virus is due to 5G and puts forward the other arguments relating it.

Screenshot of Woody’s postInstagram
The actor later also shared a video showing people taking down the 5G towers, however, the video was from Hong Kong and it was protestors taking down the lampost and not the tower.

After the post was shared, the actor faced backlash and due to misinformation in some parts of the United Kingdom, the tower workers were heckled as per several reports.

Woody deletes the post

However, the actor has deleted the post on Instagram following the backlash and also the video of allegedly people taking down the tower. Earlier singer M.I.A had also tweeted about 5G and coronavirus.

I don’t think it’s related except for timing. The timing is orchestrated by them. Not Us. I don’t think 5G gives you COVID19. I think it can confuse or slow the body down in healing process as body is learning to cope with new signals wavelength s frequency etc @ same time as Cov

— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse)

According to the reports, the scientists have discarded such studies and asked celebrities not to fan the flames of conspiracy theories and misinformation.

The coronavirus has created havoc all over the world and till now more than 82,000 people have died due to COVID-19 and globally the cases have zoomed to 14 lakhs.

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Adele ‘sells her eight-bedroom Sussex home she shared with ex Simon Konecki at a loss of £1million’ | Daily Mail Online

Adele has reportedly sold the home she shared with her ex Simon Konecki at a £1million loss.

The singer, 31, suffered the loss after her country estate in East Grinstead, West Sussex was bought by a financier last year.

According to The Sun, the hitmaker suffered the seven-figure loss after purchasing the eight-bedroom house for £4million in 2017.

Moving on: Adele, 31, has reportedly sold the home she shared with her ex Simon Konecki, 45, at a £1million loss (pictured in February 2013) 

The luxurious 18th century home also features a tennis court and is set on 48 acres of land with sources telling the paper the seclusion of the property appealed to Adele.

The insider added that Adele had been eager to live an ‘unflashy’ life with Simon and their son Angelo, seven.

However, the property was put up for sale last year after Adele filed for divorce from Simon, who she married in a private wedding in 2016.

The singer is said to have held onto several other properties in the UK including another house and a flat in West London.

Adele now spends a lot of time in Los Angeles where she and Simon are said to have neighbouring homes to make co-parenting their son easier.  MailOnline has contacted representatives for Adele for comment.   

Private: The insider added that Adele had been eager to live an ‘unflashy’ life with Simon and their son Angelo, seven (pictured in February 2012) 

Moving on: The Hello hitmaker, who shed a whopping seven stone last year, has since been romantically linked to Grime artist Skepta

The Hello hitmaker announced her split from her partner of eight years in April 2019, and has since been romantically linked to Grime artist Skepta.   

But Skepta, real name Joseph Junior Adenuga, 37, appeared to confirm that things are now over between himself and Adele in a new track, Mic Check, from his album, Insomnia.

Since her divorce, award-winning belter Adele has been focusing on herself, with the star shedding seven stone in order to be the healthiest she can for her son, Angelo.

Adele’s former personal trainer revealed the incredible weight loss had been achieved thanks to a strict diet of ‘green juice and 1,000 calories a day’.

‘Brazilian body wizard’ Camila Goodis, who was introduced to the singer by Robbie Williams’ wife Ayda, credited the transformation to sticking to the strict diet and exercising regularly.

‘Can you handle the fame? You know you’re f***ing with a star?’ The MC appeared to confirm that things are now over between himself and Adele in a new track (pictured in 2018) 

Adele ‘sells her eight-bedroom Sussex home she shared with ex Simon Konecki at a loss of £1million’

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Little Women’s Florence Pugh, 24, forced to defend romance with Zach Braff, 45, after going public on Instagram | HELLO!

Little Women‘s Florence Pugh has been forced to defend her relationship with 45-year-old Zach Braff after being inundated with abuse from trolls after sharing a birthday tribute to the actor on her Instagram page. The 24-year-old actress, who has been dating the actor for a year, released a video on Wednesday explaining why she had been forced to turn off the comments on her page for the first time in her life and why the abuse and “toxic vibe” had to stop.

The star explained: “On Monday I posted a photo in honour of Zach’s birthday, and I wrote a birthday message for him. Within about eight minutes of the photo being posted I had about 70 people in the comments hurling abuse and being horrid, and basically bullying someone on my page.

“It is the first time in my entire Instagram life that I’ve had to turn off the comments on my page, I have never been an Instagram page that encourages that, I have never been an Instagram page that likes that toxic vibe. I have only been an Instagram page that tries to bring some light and tries to be positive, and tries to make people smile.”

Hitting out at the trolls who had inundated her comments, she continued: “I will not allow that behaviour on my page, I’m not about that. It makes me upset, it makes me sad that during this time when we really all need to be together, we need to be supporting one another.

“We need to be loving one another, the world is aching and the world is dying and a few of you have decided to bully for no reason.”

The actress, who was nominated for an Oscar at this year’s awards for her role in Little Women, spoke about her and Zach’s 20-year age difference, saying: “I’m 24 years old, I have been working since I was 17 years old, I have been earning money since I was 17 years old, I became an adult when I was 18 years old and I started paying taxes when I was 18 years old, I underline this fact, I am 24 years old.

“I do not need you tell me who I should and should not love, and I would never in my life ever tell anyone who they can and cannot love.

“It is not your place, and really it has nothing to do with you, so if those rules are something that you do not like then please unfollow me because the abuse you throw at him is abuse you’re throwing at me and I don’t want those followers, and I don’t want to have to be protecting my comments every time I post a picture of him.”

She later ended the three–minute video by saying: “So, here’s to you guys, and I hope that we can keep on being positive, and to those who do not agree with anything that I have just said I kindly ask that you unfollow me because that is not my page. Be safe, try and be positive during all of this, and I’ll see you soon.”

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