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If you're a major fan of 90s music and currently struggling to make it through Monday morning, you may be pleased to learn that Dublin's 3Arena will soon be welcoming some of the biggest names in 90s music to the venue later this year.

Taking to the stage on October 4 as part of the I Love the 90s Tour, Coolio, Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, All 4 One, Spinderella and Kid N Play will be reminding us why the 90s was one of the best decades in music. End of.

If you want to get your hands on tickets for what is set to be one epic gig, you need to bring your A-game on Friday January 27 when tickets go on sale or, alternatively, stake your claim on Wednesday 25 when the pre-sale tickets become available.

Ladies, whether pop, rap or hip-hop was your thing back in the day, your time has officially come.

 

If there's one thing more irritating than waiting for a video to buffer on YouTube, we have yet to come across it.

And it looks like the folk at YouTube, which happens to be owned by Google, are all too aware of this.

In a bid to distract users from their own dodgy internet connection, YouTube have changed the standard 'loading' icon from a circle to a castle with a jaunty red flag.

According to Android Police, the icon has been around for a while, but is making more regular appearances as the weeks go by.

Unfortunately the castle has absolutely no bearing on the video's loading time, but was designed to entertain the viewer as they cursed their internet provider and demanded a gin from their nearest and dearest.

Oh, and if you happen to be, you know, into castles, cherish its appearance because it only appears when the video first loads, and not throughout if it begins to buffer halfway through.

And now you know…

 

Let's be honest, winding up our mothers never gets old.

And watching other people wind up their own mothers has got to be one of the most entertaining ways to pass the time.

So, hats off to John Coen from Galway, who did a top-notch job of irritating the life out of his mother, Majella, recently when he insisted she inspect the 'leak' in her sink.

With her head stuck in the cupboard beneath the sink and no 'leak' to be seen, John's mam was fit to lose her reason as her son insisted she wasn't looking at it.

The footage, which has been doing serious rounds on social media, has been inundated with comments from the public praising Majella's response to her son's prank.

We'll let this pair take it from here…

 

After winning Celebrity Big Brother last year, Scotty T probably has a better idea than most what it takes to navigate the minefield that is the long-running reality TV show.

But by the sounds of things, Scotty hasn't let his Geordie Shore co-star, Chloe Ferry, in on the deets on that one.

Commenting on 21-year-old Chloe's performance in the infamous house in recent days, Scotty has been far from complimentary.

Speaking to The Sun, the 28-year-old acknowledged the other contestants' inability to get on Chloe's wavelength, and even suggested that the star's drunken behaviour may get her in trouble.

"No one really can understand her banter honestly man, she’s literally… when she gets drunk, she’s just sheer evil," he claimed.

And he didn't stop there.

Alluding to the Geordie girl's intellect, he added: "She’d probably won’t even realise she’s been in the house, man. She’s that thick."

Well, good to know Chloe has the support of her Geordie 'family'…

 

All cat lovers know that their feline companion is the smartest thing on the whole damn planet.

So what if it ignored you for a week or scratched the face off you last weekend? That cat knows what it wants, and – like all the greats –  isn't afraid to show it.

But if you're just not that into cats, it can be difficult to understand why cat owners are so impressed by the creatures which slink around their home acting like they run the place.

So, if you need a little help understanding exactly why so many of us are in awe of them, look no further than footage which was uploaded to Cats of Instagram over the weekend.

With over 868,000 views, the wider world can't get enough of this lad who could open his own attraction in Vegas.

We'll let Snow take it form here…

 

From @curlysnow0915: "Snow’s cup and ball trick compilation!" #catsofinstagram

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Shocking and all as it is to some of us of a certain vintage, 1997 was twenty whole years ago.

That's right ladies; you're old.

And while there are certain things we're more than happy to leave in the past (rip-off Adidas tracksuit bottoms, platform trainers and butterfly clips to name but three), there's no denying that the charts at the time were hopping with absolute stompers.

If you were an absolute pop addict, 1997 was the year for you. From All Saints and Oasis to Aqua and Boyzone, 1997 was the year that just kept on giving.

And if you still need a little convincing, look no further than this absolute gem of a compilation.

Racking up 42,000 likes and 64,000 shares, POPline's tribute to 1997 has us longing for the days our bedrooms were adorned with Spice Girls posters and our angsty older siblings blared Oasis, and insisted the world was against them.

1997, we salute you. 

So, tickets to the most talked-about gig of the year have officially sold out, and Twitter, is, unsurprisingly, far from happy about it.

Thousands of U2 fans, who hoped to see the band perform in Croke Park this July, have taken to social media to voice their disappointment over their inability to secure tickets this morning.

From holding out hope that a second date will be added to venting frustration over the cost of tickets, the band's Irish fans are raging this morning.

We'll let them take it from here.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know he can spit a rap in Drop The Mic and multitask in Carpool Karoke, but how would James Corden fare when faced with a real-life Tony Award-winner in a Broadway Riff-Off?

The answer to that is pretty damn well if his recent musical exchange with Neil Patrick Harris is anything to go by.

Going head to head with the much-loved How I Met Your Mother star, James reminded us that when it comes to musical theatre, he really knows his stuff.

Clocking up more than 1.3 million views in just over a day, James and Neil had YouTubers falling all over themselves as they tackled classic Broadway hits.

And we'll let the lads take it from here…

 

If you rely heavily on the use of memes while communicating with friends, you're about to find a new hero in Jason Wong.

Acknowledging that scrolling through a selection of memes can be therapuetic on so many levels, Jason has combined that activity with another adult pastime rapidly gaining momentum – the adult colouring book.

According to Jason, the Holy Meme Bible, which features some of the most popular memes of the last 12 months, acts as a record of some of the biggest events of 2016, and – more importantly – the public's response to them.

"This past year, many significant events occurred, and I noticed that many people on the internet, myself included, resorted to using these memes to either cope or respond to these events." Jason told BuzzFeed.

"I started going back in history of major social media accounts that posted internet memes and noting the stuff that I felt was significant. After putting all the pictures and ideas on a Google Doc, I sent it off to my designer."

"I wanted to document the number of memes that happened this past year and put it on a medium that no one has done before. Also, I needed money for tuition.” he added.

Jason, we thank you.

You might have to prepare yourself for this one, but it's been five whole years since Netflix began streaming in Ireland.

That's right, ladies, half a decade has passed since we were introduced to the service that brought us House of CardsOrange is the New Black, and Stranger Things… to name but three.

Oh, and during that time, we learned that saying you were chilling out in front of the box with a potential partner or significant other suddenly took on a far greater meaning.

We mean, did you two actually watch Netflix together? Or did you two watch Netflix… and, you know, chill together?

As if we didn't have enough problems trying to navigate the various other pastimes we're meant to enjoy together…

1. Netflix and Chill

For many of us, a night in front of Netflix means more time arguing over what to watch and less time undressing each other.

"Don't dare open another button on that damn shirt. We're watching Clueless, and you're ruining Cher's monlogue about the Haitians."

2. The official first date

Will it involve half his group of mates? Are you meant to bring a friend along? A first date in Ireland is not like the movies.

"Mick will get ya a pint. Have ya met Mick? Known him since 4th class. He'd nothing else on tonight, so said I'd bring him along."

3. Couple of drinks together

The idea is sweet – no doubt about it – but when you spend two hours scrolling through your respective phones without speaking to each other, you have to question whether you're doing it wrong.

"Here, I've tagged you in a meme, Get off Twitter, and have a look on Facebook."

4. Phonecalls that last longer than 40 seconds

Unless they're calling to remind you to buy bog roll, phone conversations are not for Irish couples. Oh, we're a nation of talkers alright… as long as it's by text.

"Who's dead?! Then, why did you ring me, for Jaysus sake? Do not do that again, I'm telling you."

5. Shopping together

Some romcoms would have you believe a couple can spend a leisurely afternoon browsing various stores, and still arrive home without a single crossed word, but we know better.

"I'm not going in there again. It's full of 15-year-old lads who can't afford a pair of runners between them. And you bailed on me in Topshop, so you can p*ss off."

6. Working-out together

The couple that squat together, stay together… unless you grew up in Ireland and were raised on the notion that sporting activities were divided by gender.

"Don't you tell me how to swing a kettlebell. I was doing this long before you decided to ditch GAA."

7. Sleeping together in the parental home

Unless you were raised in a particularly liberal home, you'd be fairly shocked to learn your other half's parents would be OK with y'all sharing a bed in the family home.

"I'm allowed into your room? Your mam isn't waiting under the bed with a shot gun, is she?"

 

The moment has come, ladies.

After years of hoping Ed Sheeran and James Corden might team up for an episode of Carpool Karaoke, we can finally rest easy and prepare for one epic journey.

Speaking to Capital radio this week, the singer, who recently dropped new material, confirmed that a collaboration with the British host is officially in the works.

"I've been in touch with James Corden about this for three years because he wanted me to do the first one and I just wasn't around," Ed explained.

But, now?

"I can confirm that at some point this year I will be doing a carpool karaoke," Ed assured listeners.

That's all we needed to know, Ed!

BBC earned themselves hero status on Twitter this weekend after they wasted no time ripping it out of themselves over a pretty awkward moment on BBC Breakfast last Saturday.

Taking to the social media platform, the good folk behind the popular morning show shared a moment which hosts Rachel Burden and John Kay would probably rather see left on the cutting room floor.

Under the impression they were set to interview an intrepid mountaineer, John Kay began the segment with a lengthy introduction.

"A former British serviceman Leslie Binns turned around to save a woman while she was on her track, but he's now attempting to scale the world's highest mountain – AGAIN, he's going back, and he joins us now in the studio ahead of his next mission," John told viewers.

With both hosts and their guest sitting in front of a screen featuring Leslie Binns, the guest – who we now know isn't Leslie Binns – was forced to draw his hosts' attention to the fairly epic blunder.

"I think you have the wrong guest sir," Dr Todd Landman, a professor of political science and pro-vice chancellor of the University of Nottingham, told John and Rachel in a moment which had everyone viewing cringing into their sleeves.

And before Twitter could tear the show apart, BBC went on serious damage control and quickly shared the cringe-worthy footage with anyone who might have missed it before reminding the public that this wasn't, in fact, their first case of mistaken identity.

We mean, remember Guy Goma?!