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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Out — Watch It With BB-8

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available on Blu-ray and digital download. Also, if you have one of those Sphero BB-8 toys, it’ll watch and react to the the movie with you.

Your new and improved BB-8 can actually “watch” the film with you and react to everything that happens. I’m sure he’ll have a thing or two to say when the onscreen BB-8 gets tossed around the Millennium Falcon in Rey’s first flight.

Hot Hot Heat Announce Final Album; Stream “Kid Who Stays In The Picture”

Hot Hot Heat will release their final album, Hot Hot Heat, on June 24th. You can stream the first single, “Kid Who Stays In The Picture,” below.

To be able to tour from 1999 to 2014 and play hundreds of shows a year was amazing. It changed all of our lives. It was the greatest experience I could ever imagine. I can relate to our fans and I respect our fans. They are the kind of people I’d hang out with. I’m proud of every single record, and of finding the ground between making it challenging and fresh, but also not being afraid to be entertaining and put on a crazy show. Every show we ever did was just a total high energy spectacle and that’s a great legacy to have.

Reports: David Geffen Named in Panama Papers Leak

According to McClatchy reporter Kevin Hall, David Geffen has been implicated in the “Panama Papers.”

Mossack Fonseca is not a household name, but the Panamanian law firm has long been well-known to the global financial and political elite, and thanks to a massive 2.6-terabyte leak of its confidential papers to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists it’s about to become much better known. A huge team of hundreds of journalists is poring over the documents they are calling the Panama Papers.

Fleet Foxes May Be Getting Back Together

In a new profile with Distinct, Fleet Foxesʼ Christian Wargo revealed that he and Robin Pecknold have been discussing the idea of getting the band back together.

“It’s not, like, ‘announced’ or anything, and none of us really knew it was coming, but it’s happening,” assured Wargo, who also spends his time as a woodworker and illustrator. “Possibly unofficially at this stage, but it’s definitely a thing.”

The Aquabats Bat Commander Issues Apology

The Aquabatsʼ Bat Commander has issued an apology on Facebook for an insensitive post last week.

Friday, I reposted a photo of the marquee at a local shop in our area. Every couple of weeks they come up with some kind of silly messaging on their marquee for the people driving by the store to read. I’ve posted a few of these in the past…but Friday’s post was a mistake. Initially, I read it as a silly topical way to say that the shop has wetsuits that can fit anyone and everyone. I realize that it was actually in poor taste and insensitive to the transgender community. I honestly didn’t mean any offense and unfortunately, I didn’t think too much of it at the time of my repost. I realize now that many people were hurt by this and I feel bad. This was my poor judgment to post it.