YouTube To Host Virtual Film Festival To Support COVID-19 Relief

Tribeca Enterprises, the organization behind New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, and YouTube announced on April 27 that it will host the We Are One: A Global Film Festival, a 10-day event that will feature films, shorts, and more from 20 film festivals around the world. According to Variety, We Are One will be held from […]

Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok Among Major Companies Pulling Out Of SXSW Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Facebook, Twitter, and Tik Tok, arguably the biggest three social media companies, have all pulled out of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Much like the Global Developers Conference (GDC) before it, the festival is struggling to keep attendees as the entire world is gripped by fear and paranoia surrounding the coronavirus. Twitter was one […]

‘Stuber’ Trailer Features Dave Bautista And Kumail Nanjiani In A Buddy Comedy

Kumail Nanjiani is on a massive career high at the moment with many projects in hand. The actor was last seen in the first episode of Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone. He is also working on developing his own anthology series for Apple TV+ called Little America, as The Inquisitr previously reported. Nanjiani […]

Olivia Wilde-Directed ‘Booksmart’ Gets A Hilarious Trailer After SXSW 2019 Premiere

As The Inquisitr reported on the release of a coming-of-age comedy about three adolescent boys, yet another comedy releases its restricted trailer. Booksmart is actress Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut about two teenage girls making up for lost time on the last days of high school. The trailer was released on ONE Media’s YouTube channel and […]

Olivia Wilde Celebrates Her Birthday With Cupcakes At SXSW

Today in Austin, Texas, at the SXSW Festival, the cast of actor Olivia Wilde’s new movie, Booksmart, surprised her with cupcakes for her birthday. The Daily Mail reports that Wilde was shocked when she stopped by the Vision Council 3-Day Eye Health event and #TwitterHouse with her fiance, comedian, Jason Sudeikis. The former House star […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Draws Bigger Crowd Than Presidential Hopefuls At South By Southwest

In an appearance at the South by Southwest conference, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) of New York dominated political talk at the event, even drawing bigger crowds than any of the Democratic presidential hopefuls that showed up, according to the Daily Mail. The firebrand freshman lawmaker took the Austin, Texas event by storm, easily filling one […]

‘The Art Of Self-Defence’ Teaser Shows A Timid Jesse Eisenberg Trying To Change

With the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival taking place this weekend, many movies are getting their world premiere, months before a wide release to the public. As per the One such movie is the dark comedy, The Art Of Self Defense, starring Jesse Eisenberg. The film’s production company, Bleeker Street, recently released a trailer […]

SXSW Kicks Off With Jordan Peele’s ‘Us,’ And Early Reactions Evoke Comparisons To Spielberg And Kubrick

Jordan Peele’s follow up to Get Out is the immensely eerie Us. The film releases on March 22, but already has had the honor of kick-starting the South By Southwest film festival, and the reactions are absolutely overwhelming. The festival goers enjoyed the film so much that comparisons between Peele and Hitchcock, Spielberg, and Kubrick […]

Tiny Harris Fighting T.I. Over SXSW Party Plans Months After Calling Off Divorce, ‘Hollywood Life’ Claims

Tiny Harris is not happy with the supposed fact that her husband, T.I., is heading to Austin, Texas for the forthcoming SXSW festival without her, it has been alleged. According to Hollywood Life, the Xscape singer has been busy rehearsing for the upcoming dates of the tour that she and her bandmates are scheduled to […]

Stephen King’s ‘It’: A Rundown Of The Trailer From One Of The Few Who’ve Seen It

An official trailer has finally dropped for the highly anticipated movie adaptation of Stephen King’s horror epic, It. Unfortunately, though, those excitedly following the King film’s pre-release will have to wait a little while to see the trailer themselves; it was only shown at a closed screening yesterday at the SXSW event in Austin, Texas. […]

SXSW 2017: Vatican And AI Experts Join This Year’s Conference/Festival

This year’s SXSW (South by Southwest) Conference and Festivals will have an interesting pool of attendees as the Vatican and other AI experts are expected to join in. SXSW has always been popular for its star-studded stages. Since this is an event where the film, music, and tech industries collide, it is normal to see […]

Burt Reynolds Says Nude Cosmo Photo Was A Mistake, Reveals He Likes Donald Trump

Burt Reynolds uttered three revelations during his appearance at the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival. The acting legend said his nude photo shoot for Cosmopolitan was a mistake, he feels Barack Obama has “messed things up,” and admitted to liking Donald Trump. The Smokey and the Bandit star can laugh about the nude photo shoot […]

Video Shows Austin Police Officer Pepper-Spraying Face Of Handcuffed Man In Police Van

A disturbing video shot and released recently in Austin by a police watchdog group known as Peaceful Streets Project shows a Texas police officer pepper-spraying the face of a handcuffed African-American man sitting in the back of a police van at a gathering in Austin. The video was shot during the 10-day annual music, film, […]

Drake Signs His Name To Rihanna’s ‘FADER’ Cover With A Heart, Further Fuels Dating Speculation

Drake and Rihanna may be keeping mum when it comes to the dating rumors surrounding their latest collaboration, but it appears that Drake is only furthering the romance claims between himself and Rihanna after signing the songstress’ FADER 100 cover with a heart on Sunday. Drake made a surprise appearance at FADER FORT‘s closing night […]

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Documentary Debuts At SXSW

It appears the force is still awakened in Austin, Texas, just in time for SXSW week. Festival attendees were lined up around the block to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind the scenes documentary, Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey. The film documentary will be available on the Blu-ray DVD in April, […]

Sony Prototype Projector: Cool, New ‘Interactive Tabletop’ Demoed At SXSW

A Sony prototype projector was unveiled at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. The Verge reports, the projector is similar in concept to Microsoft’s HoloLens and referred to it as the “Interactive Tabletop.” The device uses a projector to display images on any surface and incorporates depth sensors and motion-tracking technology to track […]

Ellen Page And Ian Daniel’s ‘Gaycation’ Confronts Prejudice In LGBTQ Communities Worldwide

Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page, along with her best friend Ian Daniel, co-host the Viceland series Gaycation. The project is dedicated to exploring LGBTQ cultures and experiences all around the world. The Juno star first publicly came out of the closet on February 14, 2014, during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” […]

SXSW Embarrassed By Incident With U.S. Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad — Conference And Festival Apologizes After Muslim Olympian Told To Remove Hijab

Representative for The South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals (SXSW) have said they are embarrassed by an incident involving U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. The conference and festival extended an apology out to the Muslim-American who was told to remove her hijab. The hijab incident actually consisted of two situations pertaining to Ibtihaj Muhammad trying to […]

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Asked To Remove Hijab At SXSW — ‘I Can’t Make This Stuff Up’

Muslims are allowed to wear a hijab in a passport photo and while competing in the Olympics. But if you want an ID card to get into South by Southwest, you’ll need to take it off. That’s what Ibtihaj Muhammad, an Olympic fencer, was asked to do Saturday afternoon by a SXSW volunteer, who has […]

President ‪Barack Obama Attends ‪South By Southwest In Austin To Talk Technology, Not Attending Former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s Funeral

President Barack Obama is attending South by Southwest 2016, reports the Daily Mail, serving as the keynote speaker and will be discussing how technology is important in improving American civic life. Obama is the first sitting president to attend the South By Southwest festival, which within the last 30 years has become a beacon for […]

President Obama Is Skipping Nancy Reagan’s Funeral, But Here Is Why It Isn’t A Big Deal Or Unusual

The media and many social media users have criticized President Barack Obama for skipping former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s funeral. Obama will instead attend the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival which left many conservatives calling Obama “self-centered” and “low class.” Though Obama is catching some heat for missing Nancy Reagan’s funeral, he isn’t the […]

South By Southwest: Obama Skipping Nancy Reagan Funeral To Attend Music Festival

President Barack Obama is skipping Nancy Reagan’s funeral to attend the South By Southwest music festival. The annual and popular hipster music and film festival is held in Austin, Texas. Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton will be going to the memorial service at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Friday. This is not the first […]

Barack And Michelle Obama To Appear At South By Southwest Later This Month

Barack and Michelle Obama will be guests of honor at the 30th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival this year, reports the Washington Post. The Obamas will headline the annual media conference later this month in Austin, Texas, alongside other keynote speakers at this year’s SXSW, Ellen Page and Ian Daniel. Barack and Michelle Obama […]

Rodriguez ‘Went Crazy’ Following Co-Star’s Death, ‘Furious 7’ Star Speaks Out

It appears Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez “went crazy” after the tragic loss of her Furious 7 co-star, Paul Walker. In a brutally honest interview with Entertainment Weekly, the San Antonio, Texas native revealed how she “went pretty crazy” after learning of 40-year old Walker’s death in a freak car accident back in November 2013. Rodriguez […]

Lil Wayne’s New Tour Starts In Tampa: ‘Five Hour Wait For Two Songs’

Over the past month, Lil Wayne has been promising to spend more time with fans since his blow out with Cash Money and Birdman. Lil Wayne has made good on his promises by putting out new songs with other artists, working on a new album, and doing interviews. It’s almost as if Lil Wayne has […]

SXSW: Big K.R.I.T. Set To Astonish 405 Club Crowd

With one prior show canceled, Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. is hyping the atmosphere for his performance at the SXSW/405 Club event, in Austin, Texas. Since Bham show is cancelled Tomm!… SXSW I’ll see y’all TOMMOROW #b4sxsw — Big K.R.I.T. (@BIGKRIT) March 19, 2015 Big K.R.I.T. is known for his delivery and lyrical execution. Some call him […]

Snowden Gives Secret Talk At SXSW [video]

SXSW sponsored another Edward Snowden call-in this year. But, unlike the much-publicized SXSW conference call in 2014, Snowden opted for a low-key, invitation-only affair at SXSW in 2015. According to The Verge, around two-dozen members from the technology and policy world attended the SXSW question-and-answer conference. Golden Frog president and attendee, Sunday Yokubaitis, described the […]

Star And Fans Alike Explore The Madness Of The ‘Bates Motel’

As the third season of the highly successful Psycho reboot/prequel Bates Motel heads into its third season, fans are currently being treated to a Bates Motel exhibit at SXSW in downtown Austin, Texas. The exhibit features a fully functional motel with guests occupying three of the rooms, until its final day on March 21. This […]

Has Director Paul Feig Abandoned His All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’?

Is director Paul Feig’s all-female cast reboot of Ghostbusters dead in the water? Feig recently admitted at a SXSW Festival event that he thought about killing the project after the amount of backlash he received on the Internet. Paul said he received positive feedback when the Ghostbusters announcement was first made, but soon afterward, hateful […]

‘Furious 7’ Makes Its Premiere At Surprise SXSW Screening

Fast and Furious fans are going to wish they were at SXSW festival. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Furious 7 will make its world debut at the festival as part of the festival’s midnight screening. Ahead of Universal Studios confirming the news to Hollywood Reporter, festival organizers sent out a sly tweet that had people […]

Meerkat App Goes Viral At SXSW After Twitter Cuts Off Functionality

The Meerkat app for iOS went viral today, according to the Boston Herald, and it happened at the start of SXSW, where the app was slated to become the next breakout success. This news of Meerkat’s popularity comes just a day after Twitter cut the app off from a vital functionality needed to make the […]

Is Your Phone Dying At SXSW? Find A St. Bernard

SXSW (South by Southwest) is one of the most popular sets of conferences and festivals in the country, held annually in Austin, Texas. It features films, music, and interactive media and is taking place from March 13 to 22. Such a long set of festivals eventually starts to take its toll on your energy levels […]

Fall Out Boy Performs At Rodeo Houston, To Perform At SXSW

Fall Out Boy sent their fans down memory lane with their first performance at Rodeo Houston. The alternative rock band performed in front of 70,000 people on Sunday at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to The Daily Cougar. The city didn’t let its unseasonably icy weather and pneumonia plague them from seeing Fall […]

SXSW 2015 — Thousands To Descend On Austin, Texas, For Annual Music, Film, And Tech Fest

South By South West, better known by the acronym SXSW, the annual convention that brings together throngs of music lovers, film buffs, and the techno-set, hits Austin, Texas, this weekend, where tens of thousands of people will see the latest and greatest in interactive technology, live music, and movie screenings. SXSW, which began in 1987 […]

Letting Loose At SXSW, Genius Geeks And Creative Super Minds Come Out To Play.

The 22nd annual SXSW Festival returns to Austin, Texas, from March 13 through March 22. SXSW is by far the heavyweight event of the season, bulging at the seams with media muscle and dripping with brand name sponsors from every nook of the interactive, music, and film industry holding some form of presence. SXSW virgins […]

SXSW: McDonald’s Has No Budget To Pay Band, Offers Exposure Instead

McDonald’s asked indie band Ex Cops to play at their South by Southwest (SXSW) musical showcase this week, but the company said they can’t pay them anything but exposure because they have no budget to pay artists performing on their stage. The fast food chain is valued at more than $96 billion and is a […]

Justin Bieber ‘Cheated’ On Selena Gomez With Fan Or Just Tabloid ‘Cheated’?

Justin Bieber is accused of cheating on Selena Gomez with a fan at the South by Southwest festival (SXSW), after reuniting over a whirlwind weekend with Gomez before she flew on to NYC to film an adidas NEO commercial on March 11. The cheating claim comes via — ahem — Star magazine citing inevitably unnamed […]

Ultra Music Festival: The End Of All Music Festivals?

The Ultra Music Festival has seen it’s share of ups and downs in 2014. The blockbuster EDM lineup was the biggest of the festival’s 14-year history. From Tiesto to David Guetta, Avicii to Carl Cox and Nicky Romero, this year was bound to be explosive. The music, was fantastic. The publicity, however, was the worst […]

Lil Wayne Heads To SXSW, Says He’s Finished After ‘Tha Carter V’

Lil Wayne used his trip to SXSW in Austin, Texas to tell fans something they’ve known for a long time: He’s retiring after his next solo album. The rapper teased long ago that he would say goodbye after he released Tha Carter V. Although he’ll no doubt assist folks with their own endeavors, Lil Wayne […]

Rashad Charjuan Owens Identified As Suspect In SXSW Crash That Killed 2, Injured 23

Rashad Charjuan Owens, a 21-year-old man from Kileen, Texas, has been identified as the suspect in the SXSW crash in downtown Austin that killed two people and injured 23. Owens is accused of plowing into a crowd of people waiting for a concert at the annual music and film festival in Austin. Police say he […]

Game Of Thrones’ Hodor Tries Out Oculus Rift At SXSW, Says It’s Quite Hodor

George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones books are nothing if not immersive, but pair that world with the Oculus Rift gaming headset and you’ll get a world you might never want to leave. As part of Game of Thrones‘ promotional push at SXSW – because the show definitely needs more press among that cohort – […]

SXSW Festival: Drunk Driver Injures 23, Kills 2 People

A terrible tragedy took place late last night at SXSW festival. Many who attend the SXSW festival attend in hopes that they will be able to see a few solid films and experience the best acts in music. Last night the festival took a turn for the worse around 12:30 a.m. when a suspected drunk […]

Tom Arnold Weight Loss Revealed During SXSW Appearance [Photo]

Tom Arnold showed off his dramatic 89-pound weight loss during a recent appearance at SXSW. The annual music and film festival in Austin, Texas is a good place for bands and filmmakers to introduce their wares to the masses. Tom Arnold, meanwhile, used a recent red carpet event for director Mike Myers’ documentary Supermensch: The […]

Grump Of Thrones: Grumpy Cat Invades Game Of Thrones [VIDEO]

Cronut Inventor Creates New Way To Have ‘Milk And Cookies’

The creator of the cronut innovated a new way to have “milk and cookies”. Dominique Ansel is unveiling a new dessert at Austin’s SXSW this weekend: the Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot. Just like the cronut, the new invention is a hybrid, but that’s all they seem to have in common. First revealed on Ansel’s […]

Lady Gaga Won’t Play Inside A Giant Doritos Vending Machine At SXSW

Lady Gaga really wants to play inside a giant Doritos vending machine at SXSW. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like she’ll get her wish. The annual film and music event at Austin, Texas welcomed the extremely peculiar venue two years ago. Folks who were officially granted permission to play at the vending machine set up shop […]

Dave Grohl Gives Keynote Speech At SXSW [Video]

Dave Grohl recently gave a keynote speech to people who attended this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The Foo Fighters frontman focused his speech on new artists, stating that up-and-coming musicians should spend more time writing and performing the music than worrying about success. “There is no right or wrong,” Dave Grohl said. “There […]

Shaq Begged Steve Jobs To Give Him iPhone Before Release [Video]

Shaquille O’Neal, interviewed by Bloomberg TV at SXSW, came out of the closet as as a geek. “I’m a nerd. I’m a techie. I’m a geek,” the super-sized former NBA player said. “All those terms that we thought were funny are now in.” Shaq told Jon Erlichman he always likes being at the forefront of […]

Kim Dotcom Speaks At SXSW

Kim Dotcom, founder of, appeared at SXSW. Kim Dotcom spoke at SXSW on Monday in a surreal show reminiscent of Oz the Great and Powerful, appearing like a floating head at the show. Using Skype, Kim Dotcom appeared against a black background wearing a black shirt, giving the illusion of a floating head. Charles […]

Joss Whedon Shares One ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Regret

Joss Whedon’s film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing had its United States debut at the SXSW Film Festival on Saturday afternoon. Though the film re-united the director with many of his “Whedonverse” alumni, he does have one regret. Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing was shot just after completion of The Avengers in […]