“Usher loves Honey Nut Cheerios and was excited about spreading the word about heart health, so it was just meant to be.” – Gail Peterson, one of the General Mills Marketing Directors who helped coordinate Usher’s latest release. His newest single, “Clueless,” will now be exclusively available in select boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios at Wal-Mart.
“Vice likes to make shit, but not in a bad way.” – Vice co-founder and CEO Shane Smith, discussing the publication’s role in a new venture with Live Nation. The two companies plan to co-launch a new digital platform for music content in 2015.
“Beyoncé for $400.” – Contestant on last night’s episode of Jeopardy. The pop star has secured her place as a cultural icon with her very own category in the game show, joining artists like Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul McCartney.
“Local Abbey Road ward councillors raised their residents’ concerns about the number of tourists spilling into the road and traffic near the crossing.”– A Westminster City Council spokeswoman, after a woman was struck by a car on the Abbey Road crosswalk, which was made famous by the Beatles’ album cover. The city is now discussing the possibility of a crossing guard at the intersection.
“As far as applying Nazi imagery, 100% me.” – Director Jeff Osborne, responding to the public outrage at Nicki Minaj for her Nazi-stylized music video. Osborne stated today that he stands by his creative decision as a political statement.
“It just kinda sounds like a fart any way you listen to it.” – Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters on U2’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, which he feels was marred by its controversial free release. Because users had trouble deleting it from their iTunes libraries, Hawkins described the release as an “Orwellian, 1984 extreme.”
“How many sidewalks can that pay for? How many pipes can it fix?” – James O’Sullivan, president of the Miracle Mile Resident Association in Los Angeles. He and many other L.A. residents are currently protesting the fact that the upcoming Made in America music festival may cost taxpayers over $170,000.
“Great to meet Justin Bieber tonight at chapel!” – Bruce Gradkowski, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. Bieber unexpectedly showed up at the team’s Bible study on Saturday night for reasons not yet explained.