30-Day Music Challenge: Day 3 — “Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)” by Zapp

I don’t know why, but I’ve been listening to hell Zapp & Roger songs lately. From “More Bounce to the Ounce” and “So Ruff, So Tuff” to “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “I Want To Be Your Man,” the signature vocoder-assisted R&B funk has dominated my Apple Music and Tidal playlists.

But the song that’s gotten the most play from me has been the uber-classic “Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing).” It’s a song that definitely reminds me of summertime.

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Jessie T. Usher To Be “Son of Shaft”

They’re rebooting Shaft and they’re making it an action-comedy, and now they know who’s gonna play the lead.

By “they” I mean studio New Line Pictures and director Tim Story. Oh, and they’ve cast Jessie T. Usher in the lead role in Son of Shaft. The film is shaping up to be a sequel to John Singleton’s 2000 sequel/reboot starring Samuel L. Jackson as the namesake nephew of original Shaft Richard Roundtree. According to Deadline, Jackson and Roundtree are slated to reprise their roles.

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30-Day Music Challenge: Day 1 — “Out of the Blue” by Debbie Gibson

When I was younger, I was in love with Debbie Gibson.

No. You don’t get it. I was in love with her. I bought Bop magazine on the regular just so I could tear out the Debbie Gibson “posters” and mini-mags. I owned Out of the Blue and Electric Youth (on cassette, tho), and “Foolish Beat” was my fucking jam for years.

I was in love with Debbie Gibson.

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Wait … Who the Hell is Rebecca Blunt?

This weekend, Steven Soderbergh comes out of retirement with the NASCAR caper comedy Logan Lucky, with Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Hilary Swank, and Daniel Craig headlining a cast of notable names. The film — with its quirky, Coen Brothers-esque feel — looks like it’s a lot of fun, and critics agree as it currently holds a 94 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Of course, me being me, I wanted to know who the writer behind this romp was, and the screenplay is credited to Rebecca Blunt.

OK, cool.

Except Rebecca Blunt has no other credits. And isn’t featured in the WGA database. And it really seems that no one has heard of her. The mystery deepens further when one reads The Hollywood Reporter‘s article that bluntly (ahaha) states that Blunt does not even exist.

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