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Coachella, Lollapalooza Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

If you were looking to document your summer concert experiences with a good ol' selfie stick, major festivals may have just put a damper on your plans...

Major music fests among the growing number of concert venues and historic sites to prohibit the apparatus

By Daniel Kreps
March 29, 2015

Coachella and Lollapalooza are among the growing number of music festivals to ban selfie sticks from the concert grounds. On a list of prohibited items on the Lollapalooza site, the fest states they've outlawed "GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods," while Coachella similarly frowns upon "selfie sticks / Narsisstics," Brooklyn Vegan reports.

In addition to being an audience-wide nuisance, selfie sticks are also viewed as encouraging the unauthorized recording of the festival's performances. However, as The Hollywood Reporter writes, the selfie stick ban will likely be difficult to enforce, especially given that large sticks with unique items attached are often used as beacons by festivalgoers so that they can locate one another in the massive crowds.

While Coachella and Lollapalooza have banned selfie sticks, other major music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Sasquatch and Governors Ball, have not added the device to their prohibited items list yet, but given the apparatus' burgeoning popularity – even President Barack Obama is guilty of selfie-sticking – those festivals' stance could change in the near future.

Earlier this year, many of the U.K.'s biggest venues, including London's O2 Arena and Wembley Arena, also prohibited selfie sticks. "The sticks might mean you are refused entry to the venue so our advice is don't bring them and stick with the tried and tested use of an arm," a Wembley Arena rep told NME, while the O2 Arena said in a statement, "The O2 do not allow selfie sticks into the arena due to safety considerations. We welcome selfies, but please leave the stick at home."

It's not just music venues that are prohibiting selfie sticks: According to the CBC, historic landmarks like France's Palace of Versailles and Rome's Colosseum also have a "no selfie stick" policy. In the latter case, the ban was instituted after a pair of American tourists carved their names into the Colosseum's walls and then used the gadget to photograph their crime. The tourists were later arrested.
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Need Weekend Plans?

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New Releases in Theaters:
 
Get Hard—Hedge fund manager James (Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars and, in the process, they discover how wrong they were about each other.
 
Home—When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own.
 
It Follows—For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe, THE GUEST), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions.
 
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Need Weekend Plans?

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New Releases in Theaters:
 
The Divergent Series: Insurgent—Tris and Four are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine, the leader of the Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris' family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them.
 
The Gunman—A former Special Ops soldier (Sean Penn) is targeted as a risk by his employers (Javier Bardem and Idris Elba), and must go on the run to survive and clear his name.
 
Do You Believe?— When a pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches.  Stars Mira Sorvino and Sean Astin.

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Hammer and the New Rock Street team will be at Golddiggers Gentlemen’s Club tonight to help kick off their 16th anniversary party.  Ladies, drinks, good times and more.  Click here for details.
 
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Need Weekend Plans?

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New Releases in Theaters:
 
Cinderella—A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.
 
Run All Night—Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days.
 
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Other Cool Stuff:
 
FresYes Fest at Tioga Sequoia Brewery in Downtown Fresno 3/14 1p-11p with great beer, food and live music.  Click here for more info.

Monster Jam returns to the Savemart Center Friday 3/13 and 3/14 for shows.  Click here for tickets and info.
 
And don’t forget—3/14 is National Steak and ** Day.  Celebrate according.
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Morning After March Madness Competition!


Take on sports guy Chaz Wheeler with your picks.  Get them in before it’s too late!

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Chappie—When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.
 
Unfinished Business—A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way.  Stars Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, James Marsden, Nick Frost and Dave Franco.
 
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel—Sonny (Dev Patel) prepares to expand the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful while planning his impending wedding to Sunaina (Tena Desae) in this sequel that reteams director John Madden and screenwriter Ol Parker.
 
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Join New Rock on the Streets:
 
Join Skippy and the New Rock Street Team from 1-3 PM at Dollar Bill Auto Sales at 1234 E. Center Ave. in Visalia and find out how your W-2 can help you leave in a new ride.  Click here for more info.
 
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Oh Dad!!!

Marilyn Manson's dad surprised him at his recent photo shoot with Terry Richardson. Proof that its a Father's duty to embarrass your children as much as humanly possible.
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The Lazarus Effect—Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass topline this thriller about a group of research students who get more than they bargained for after developing a method for resurrecting the dead. Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater provide the screenplay for this medical thriller directed by David Gelb

Focus—A veteran con man (Will Smith) is thrown off his game when his former lover and protégé (Margot Robbie) unexpectedly appears and interferes with his latest -- and very dangerous -- scheme.

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Other Cool Stuff:

11th Annual Fresno Tattoo Convention takes place 2/28 and 3/1 at the Fresno Convention Center’s Valdez Hall.  Click here for all the info.
 
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Sick of All Those #Hashtags ?


Just imagine if we used them in face to face conversations... Like this one between Justin and Jimmy.

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Sure Oscars are Fancy but Let's Talk Razzies

So by now, you know who won and lost at the Oscars (and if you don't, click here) but let's talk about the awards show that doesn't get nearly enough love... the one that showcases the HORRIBLE movies of the year--The Razzies.  Here's a complete list of nominees and winners (in bold) courtesy of huffingtonpost.com

Kirk Cameron's 'Saving Christmas' Tops 2015 Razzie Awards

Ahead of the Oscars on Sunday, the Razzie Awards winners (or should we say losers) are finally here. So what was the worst movie of the year? It wasn't "Transformers: Age of Extinction" or "The Other Woman," the latter of which, along with "Sex Tape," earned Cameron Diaz the title of Worst Actress. It was Kirk Cameron's "Saving Christmas." The actor was also "dis-honored" with three other awards, including Worst Screen Combo for Cameron and "His Ego."

Ben Affleck also won an award, but a more favorable one. A new category, the Redeemer Award, honors former Razzie regulars on their more recent (and apparently better) work. Check out the full list of this year's Razzie winners below:

WORST PICTURE

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"
"Left Behind"
"The Legend of Hercules"
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"Transformers: Age of Extinction"

WORST ACTOR

Kirk Cameron, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"
Nicolas Cage, "Left Behind"
Kellan Lutz, "The Legend of Hercules"
Seth MacFarlane, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"
Adam Sandler, "Blended"

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mel Gibson, "Expendables 3"
Kelsey Grammer, "Expendables 3," "Legends of Oz," "Think Like a Man Too," "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Shaquille O'Neal, "Blended"
Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Expendables 3"
Kiefer Sutherland, "Pompeii"

WORST ACTRESS 

Drew Barrymore, "Blended"
Cameron Diaz, "The Other Woman" and "Sex Tape"
Melissa McCarthy, "Tammy"
Charlize Theron, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"
Gaia Weiss, "The Legend of Hercules"

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Cameron Diaz, "Annie"
Megan Fox, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Nicola Peltz, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Susan Sarandon, "Tammy"
Brigitte Ridenour (née Cameron), "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"

WORST DIRECTOR

Michael Bay, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Darren Doane, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"
Renny Harlin, "The Legend of Hercules"
Jonathan Liebesman, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Seth MacFarlane, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL

"Annie"
"Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?"
"The Legend of Hercules"
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"Transformers: Age of Extinction"

WORST SCREEN COMBO

Any Two Robots, Actors (Robotic Actors), "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Kirk Cameron & His Ego, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"
Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel, "Sex Tape"
Kellan Lutz & Either His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes, "The Legend of Hercules"
Seth MacFarlane & Charlize Theron, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

WORST SCREENPLAY

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"
"Left Behind"
"Sex Tape"
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"Transformers: Age of Extinction"

REDEEMER AWARD

Ben Affleck, from "Gigli" to "Argo" and "Gone Girl"
Jennifer Aniston, from four-time Razzie nominee to "Cake"
Mike Myers, from "The Love Guru" to directing "Supermensch"
Keanu Reeves, from six-time Razzie nominee to "John Wick"
Kristen Stewart, from six-time Razzie winner for "Twilight" to "Camp X-Ray"
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