If these expulsions sound like murders, that’s likely because many of them were committed with the same behind-the-scenes planning and mastery. In every instance, the man who was knocked off had no idea who was behind the coup that led to his demise. In 2013, after the publication of my book Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, I was greeted with effusive (or enraged) phone calls, text messages, and e-mails from co-founders, board members, and senior employees who were excited to finally learn the true identities of their tormentors. I still occasionally receive calls from people inside the company asking me for information about a recent firing.
The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am Not Afraid to Die are good people. Just saying.
John Boyega, of Star Wars fame, has signed on to star in Pacific Rim 2.
“I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox,” Guillermo del Toro added. “The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world. ‘The World saving the world’ was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.”
Music Forum: Best of 2016 — so far.
Drake’s Views is once again at the top of the Billboard charts. Dierks Bentley comes in at two, Beyoncé is at three. Thrice ended up selling about 22,000 copies in their first week, landing itself at #15 on the charts.
Views earned another 152,000 equivalent album units (down 19 percent) in the week ending June 2, according to Nielsen Music. More than half of that sum, 92,000 units, were comprised of streaming equivalent albums.
Next year’s Coachella will be April 14th – 16th and April 21st – 23rd at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. Advanced tickets will go on sale this Wednesday.