First things first: I’ve never been a huge Beach Boys fan…like, at ALL. I own it and admit it. Full disclosure. Having said that, ‘God Only Knows’ is a lovely song–especially here with this amazing celebratory adaptation for the BBC Music Launch by a gazillion flawless artists, along with Brian Wilson himself.
Take a moment and watch and turn it up to 11. (Is that still a thing?) Anyway…
For more in-depth info, please check out the article on BBC Music. It’s really fantastic.
I was excited to hear that two of DiC‘s favorite men crossed paths over the weekend, and it was all for charity! The Make It Rightfoundation held a gala on Saturday night in New Orleans to help benefit victims of Hurricane Katina, which devastated Louisiana in 2005, disabled veterans in Newark, New Jersey, under-served families in Missouri and American Indians in Montana. Bruno Marswas one of the performers for the event and was joined onstage by chairman Brad Pitt for a little jam session.
Comedian Chris Rock served as host, Sandra Bullockhelped to raffle off a BMWand of course Brad’s lady Angelina Jolie was in attendance. No word on if Pitt’s beer buddy Matthew McConaughey was there. The two were seen chatting on their balconies after they realized that they were neighbors. In case you were wondering, the beer Brad tossed over to Matthew is a local brew called NOLA Hopitoulas.
So there were rumors that Pitt would join the second season of the hit HBO show ‘True Detective,’ which of course stars McConaughey and shoots in Louisiana. Some people looked at this PR to drum up more speculation, but I think they both just enjoy a cold one. FYI, Nerdistis reporting that Jessica Chastain has been offered a lead role for the next season. She co-starred with Pitt in 2011’s ‘The Tree of Life.’ So we’ll see how that pans out.
[Ed. Note: Check out Angie’s heels. Daaaayummm. Also? I love that her self-tanning game is every bit as poorly applied as mine.
Look closely at the ankles! Awesome, Angie! I’ll help you with mine if you help me with mine. Call me. – Julia]
Today,Vice President Joe Biden and the White House introduced their new PSA starring Daniel Craig, Benicio Del Toro, Steve Carell, Seth Meyers and Dulé Hill, as well as President Obama and the Vice Presidentthemselves to speak out against sexual assault.
Vice President Biden noted,
“College and Universities can no longer turn a blind eye and pretend rape and sexual assault doesn’t occur on their campuses,” Biden said before playing the PSA. “I understand that the good guys in the report, they may feel like they’re damaging the reputations of their schools, I get it. But it doesn’t matter.”
“I’m not used to making calls to big old movie stars,” Biden said. “But I called them. And every one of them said immediately, ‘What can I do?'”
Support all survivors regardless of their gender or identity. Listen to their stories without judging or blaming. Offer to go with them to seek resources and services if they want them.
Speak up if you hear comments that promote violence against women. Be aware of language that you use that degrades women and survivors of other identities. Don’t be afraid to be an active bystander and intervene if you believe violence is occurring and it is safe for you to do so.
Be a role model for healthy relationships. Always treat others with respect and expect the same from others. Mentor and teach younger people to also act as role models.
Join an organization that is working to end dating violence and sexual assault. Don’t have one in your community? Start one!
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please reach out. TELL SOMEONE. Help them…and yourself.