The REAL Reason Why Hugh Jackman is Stepping Down as Wolverine

As the newest Marvel film “Logan” hits theaters next weekend, we begin to look back at Hugh Jackman’s illustrious portrayal of Wolverine. After playing the character for 17-years, Jackman announced that “Logan” will be his final film as the renowned mutant.

However, news has surfaced as to who is really to blame for this decision: JERRY SEINFELD.

This past week, Jackman visited The Tonight Show and told host Jimmy Fallon that he asked his good friend, Jerry Seinfeld, how he knew when to wrap up his series “Seinfeld” after 9 seasons. Seinfeld told him, “Look, when you’re creating something, it’s very important not to run yourself dry. It’s not about finishing on top necessarily, but making sure that you, creatively, still have got something left which propels you into whatever’s next.” Those words stuck with Jackman and he went home and told his wife that this film would be his last as the Wolverine.

Come on, Jerry. We love you so much. Don’t you know how much of an influence you have on people? “Season 9” of Seinfeld wasn’t even that good! Now Marvel will probably just wait a few years and reboot the whole series and recast Wolverine.

Watch the full interview here:

Feel free to take out your frustrations on Jerry Seinfeld in the comments section.

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You Can Start Watching Portlandia Again!

Portlandia is definitely a shared favorite amongst the Triple Scoop Team, but Season 6 had us holding our heads in shame. The lackluster season experimented by doing things differently, and in our opinions, it did not pay off.

Normally, the each episode is compiled of random skits featuring reoccurring characters. Season 6, however, had entire episodes dedicated to one set of characters. While this doesn’t seem so bad on paper (or online blog), it did not hold up through the television screen. The characters that Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein create are extraordinarily funny, but are not dynamic enough to be focused on for a full 20 minute episode.

But there’s good news! There’s no need to get into any more of that because Season 7 is here and we are back to square one: random skits featuring our favorite reoccurring characters (as well as some great new ones)! Portlandia hasn’t missed a beat and this season’s episodes have been very strong.

Here is a taste of some of our favorite moments of Season 7 so far:

Season 7 of Portlandia will consist of a total of 10 episodes.

As of right now, it is rumored that Season 8 will be the show’s final season and will air in 2018.

What are your favorite moments of Season 7? Let us know in the comments!

New Sorority Noise Music Video Details

Connecticut emo band Sorority Noise has been filming a new music video with director Kyle Thrash all week. How do we know this? One of the guys on our Triple Scoop team was an extra in the video! Here is everything we know:

The music video is for their new song “No Halo” which is the first single off of their upcoming record, “You’re Not As ___ As You Think”, due to release March 17th. The video release date is uncertain, but it is rumored to also be on March 17th.

We don’t know too much about the concept, but our inside guy was an extra for the band’s performance scene. The scene was shot at The Thrifty Irishman, a thrift shop in Port Richmond. It was shot on the second floor which looked like a long and empty warehouse.

Extras were instructed to come wearing nude/neutral colored clothing. Art Directors draped every extra with a clear tarp. Extras surrounded the band and slowly swayed back and forth during their performance. While it all looked confusing and weird in real life, a crew member was coming around showing everyone how it looked in the monitor and it was stunning. Our guy was not aloud to have his phone on him, so we are unfortunately low on pictures. This single scene shot from 6pm to midnight (set up started before 4pm).

The band was very nice and excited to complete their first big-budget music video. The atmosphere they create is wonderful. They were constantly checking in and making sure the extras were comfortable and having a good time while cracking jokes amongst themselves. In between each take, a new friend of theirs would run up and give them a hug. The camera crew worked hard, but there was little to no yelling.

All in all, we’re in for a super cool new video.

Until its release, give “No Halo” a listen in the player below.

Modern Baseball Cancels Upcoming Spring US Tour

The four-piece, up-and-coming indie rock group from Philly had announced a massive Spring US Tour with special guests Kevin Devine and the God Damn Good Band, Sorority Noise, and The Obsessives back on January 4th. It was just last Tuesday that they canceled the entire tour through a Facebook message.

Jake Ewald, co-frontman of the band, wrote out a lengthy apology explaining why they had to put off an entire tour. “Over the past few months the band has become an immense source of anxiety for me, and it wasn’t until I opened up to [the rest of the band] about it that we realized we were all feeling the same way,” Ewald wrote. 

Modern Baseball is known for promoting the importance of mental health. Co-frontman Brendan Lukens, in fact, had decided to sit out MOBO’s most recent European Tour saying “I need this time at home to focus on my mental and physical health”. Lukens, who has been very open about his depression and bipolar disorder, has been struggling with this for many years. However, the band never slowed down. Their popularity had grown so rapidly that they have not had a chance to catch their breathes for a long while. They have been touring on and off since the release of their latest studio album, “Holy Ghost”, in May of last year. Ewald elaborates in his Facebook post saying “The project we started as a source of joy and positive expression had become something that was slowly eating away at our mental health and our friendships.”

This was obviously an incredibly difficult decision for them to make. Not only are they canceling their own tour, but they have also canceled all of the upcoming shows for Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise, and The Obsessives (who actually took a semester off from school to partake in this tour). As a fan myself, I would be lying if I said I was not upset about missing Modern Baseball live. I also wanted to check out Sorority Noise whose upcoming record “You’re Not As ___ As You Think”is growing a lot of hype as well as The Obsessives who have just expanded their band with 3 new members.

Even though I am said to miss them, this is absolutely the right decision for Modern Baseball. Bands take short hiatuses all of the time. Imagine being in their shoes, living in a van on the road for 90% of the year and being with the same few people all day everyday. Hopefully this time off will give them the time and rest that they need to reform better than ever.

For those who have already purchased tickets, refunds will be available at point of purchase.

To read the Facebook post yourself, check below.

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