If you still want to help out East Coasters affected by Hurricane Sandy and do so in an environment with adult beverages and high-caliber entertainment, this week, a couple more enticing Sandy benefits have been announced. So if you’re looking for something to do next week and live in the greater New York, Atlantic City, or Los Angeles areas, here you go.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse will perform in Atlantic City on December 6th at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, with proceeds going to the Red Cross.
On December 10th, a group of comedians you might recognize are getting together for “We Hate Hurricanes,” a night of comedy to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy at L.A.’s Nokia Theater. The venerable Jon Hamm is emceeing the event, with headliners Aziz Ansari, Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, and music from Beck along with even more acts. All proceeds from the show will go to AmeriCares, and pre-sale tickets go on sale today; general sale starts tomorrow.
One of the biggest announced shows is the 12/12/12 benefit gig for the Robin Hood Relief Fund, on December 12th at Madison Square Garden. The headliners play like an all-star Super Bowl halftime show: Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, The Who, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and, of course, Bruce Springsteen. If you still want to help out and rock out but the idea of a Bon Jovi show at the Garden sounds a bit too overwhelming, New York’s Terminal 5 is hosting a “4Artists1Cause” benefit on December 14th, featuring performances from Grizzly Bear, Sleigh Bells, Antlers, and Cults. More acts will be announced soon. Tickets are $40, with proceeds going to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
During last night’s Last Night With Jimmy Fallon show, Pearl Jam showed up to sing a retooled version of their smash hit "Jeremy" about everyone’s favorite Asian-American sensation: Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks point guard currently redefining the way we think about race, or something. Okay, it wasn’t really Eddie Vedder but Fallon himself, wearing a floppy wig and doing his best mumbly demon voice on an ominously lit stage. Try to make out the lyrics, if you can. It’s a very realistic parody! Watch the video after the click, via Spin.
It’s a good thing that Fallon squeaked in his bit before today: During last night’s game against the Miami Heat, Linsanity officially turned Linzophrenic as Lin had a completely awful outing, shooting 1-11 and with 8 turnovers. Yikes! Here’s hoping he returns to form after this weekend’s All-Star Game, so that us (half-) Asians continue to have someone carrying that stereotype-busting torch now that Yao Ming is back within within Red China.
● Nic Cage was arrested this weekend in New Orleans for domestic abuse after a drunken argument between Cage and his wife, Alice, spilled out of a tattoo parlor and on to the streets. Things got truly weird was when “dedicated fan” Dog the Bounty Hunter showed up to post Cage’s bail. [TMZ] ● It seems like Sarah Lane is pretty mad about not being credited for the exact number of pirouettes she did for Black Swan, but she insists it’s not like that. “They threatened the entire principle of ballet,” she’s now saying. Really! It’s not about the fame, just the art. “I don’t feel disgruntled, but I did wish she could have said something nice about ballet instead of saying it’s horrible and that it was awful.” [EW] ● Eddie Vedder on his upcoming ukulele record: “Can I make this happy little instrument as depressed as I am?” [NYT]
● The arguably better-looking Prince Harry is going to look extra-nice at his brother’s wedding in his newly upgraded Captain’s uniform. [People] ● Rachel Zoe has been regularly stopping by the Beckham’s, offering advice and helping Victoria maintain her figure during pregnancy. It’s all left Victoria a bit moody, “constantly snapping and berating David and her staff over the smallest things,” but surely they’ll forgive her when she looks great in a bikini moments after giving birth. [Daily Mail][PopSugar] ● “Fuck what anybody else think,” said Lil B before announcing that he’s calling his next album I’m Gay. The rapper maintains his interest in females while often referring to himself as a “pretty bitch” and rapping to a mostly young, male audience about oral sex. “I’ma show you all that words don’t mean shit.” [RapRadar] ● For those who missed the 2am live-stream, Kanye’s truly epic Coachella performance is well worth the revisit. [NahRight]