UM, SORRY: And then some, per The Hollywood Reporter, “After causing a firestorm of controversy this week, Gary Oldman admitted to Jimmy Kimmel, "I am an a—hole." The confession was part of a public apology Wednesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for Oldman's offensive comments blasting liberal Hollywood and defending Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin regarding their controversial remarks about Jews and gays.
“ "It was an article I did with Playboy, and I said some things that were poorly considered. Once I saw it in print, I saw that it was insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed," the British actor admitted to Kimmel. "I am a public figure, I should be an example and inspiration, and I am an a—hole. I am 56. I should know better. I extend my apology and my love and best wishes to my fan base." ’’ http://bit.ly/UMIm4w
AVICII DOWNER: per the Boston Globe, “Dozens of concertgoers, many of them minors, were taken to hospitals from the TD Garden Wednesday night suffering mainly from drug and alcohol problems, authorities said. Michael Bosse, deputy superintendent for Boston EMS, said at the scene that over 50 people were treated or evaluated at the scene, and 36 other patients were transported to hospitals from the Garden. There were no fatalities, and all of the patients’ symptoms were minor, an EMS worker said.
“The concert took on heightened urgency when medical emergency services declared a Phase 2 MCI, indicating about 30 people needed to be taken to hospitals. There were numerous ambulances and a Boston EMS emergency trailer, along with Boston police, at the scene.” http://bit.ly/1leO5FF
BITE ME: Or something like that, per Rolling Stone, “Will Ferrell stopped by U.S. Soccer's fan headquarters in Recife, Brazil Wednesday night, joining U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati and everyone's favorite puntastic president, Teddy Goalsevelt. In a rousing, inspirational address, the comedian promised to "live up to the spirit of this American team," and said he would do whatever it took to win, even if it meant following in the footsteps of notorious Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez: "I will bite every German player if I have to!" ’’ http://rol.st/1yRFYcs
MIAMI HEAT: Of a different sort, per Us Weekly, “Beyonce and Jay Z wowed fans at the opening night of their On The Run tour in Miami on Wednesday, June 25, showing private home videos of their top-secret wedding and their daughter Blue Ivy during a mash-up performance of "Forever Young" and "Halo."
“The husband-and-wife team launched their 16-city tour on the stage at Miami, Florida's Sun Life Stadium with a sexy rendition of "Bonnie and Clyde," bursting onto stage through a cloud of smoke with Beyonce wearing a stunning fishnet jupmpsuit and matching balaclava.” http://usm.ag/1jnwOKU
ROB LOWE: And high water, per The Insider, “Talk about an unpleasant way to start your Wednesday. While on vacation, Rob Lowe and his family had to be rescued from their house in Grasse, France, after heavy rain and severe flooding hit the southeastern region of the country. The 50-year-old Parks and Recreation actor and his son, John, both shared photos of the scary incident as racing waters reached dangerous levels. According to local reports, the area received the equivalent of three months rainfall in just four hours early Wednesday.” http://yhoo.it/1pSCWAk
TRANSFORMERS 4: Too much time?, per The Wrap, “Paramount's “Transformers 4: Age of Extinction” will dominate the box office this weekend, and there's a good chance it will be the summer's first movie to open to more than $100 million.
“Director Michael Bay's PG-13-rated morphing robots epic is hitting on all cylinders ahead of its debut Friday in 4,200 theaters in North America and roughly 35 foreign countries including China, where part of the film is set. The tracking is through the roof, online ticket sales are massive and there are no other movies opening. But will it be too much — as in a running time of two hours, 45 minutes — of a good thing?” http://bit.ly/TB8oXI
ARETHA AND OUTKAST: Kind of, per Pitchfork, “Aretha Franklin is currently at work on a new album that's tentatively due in September. The Queen of Soul is set to cover hits by various iconic female vocalists (or, as they're called on VH1 specials, "divas"). In an interview with Billboard, she revealed a few details about the album, including that André 3000 is on board to co-produce.” http://bit.ly/1mhrKHD
KIM KARDASHIAN: Spoiler – it was a wig, per the Huffington Post, “We interrupt whatever you are doing to let you know that Kim Kardashian is blonde once again -- and also looks very, very tan. "It's baaaaack!!!! #BlondeHairDontCare thanks to @SergeNormant," the 33-year-old captioned the photo of her new flaxen locks that she posted to Instagram on Wednesday, June 25.” http://huff.to/1iKoYQt
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/1bvCQXz