If you’ve been watching Once Upon a Time, you’ll know that this season has seen the introduction of Peter Pan and his evil shadow. That’s where Marilyn Manson comes in – he’ll be playing the voice of Pan’s shadow later this season. Don’t you feel like you’re living in a nightmare?
From The Hollywood Reporter:
In the eighth episode, expected to air mid-November, Manson will make his Once Upon a Time debut voicing the character of The Shadow, who has already been seen this season. (The Shadow first appeared at the end of season two.)
“We’ve always been enormous fans of Marilyn Manson,” creators/executive producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz told Rolling Stone, who first broke the news, in a joint statement. “We wanted to cast someone with the vocal ability to make our skin crawl.”
Ha! Marilyn Manson doesn’t really make my skin crawl anymore, but he certainly used to when I was 12 and I’d fall asleep with MTV on and wake up at like, midnight when Beavis and Butthead was on and they’d be playing one of his videos. The video for ‘The Beautiful People’ was CRAZY and used to terrify me. But come on, this is Marilyn Manson now. Nobody’s running from that.
October 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Any guesses on who that fella on the right is? Is it a Clay Aiken impersonator? Susan Boyle on a bad day? If you guessed one of those two, you were totally wrong. It’s actually Marilyn Manson without his makeup and in… other makeup for his guest appearance on Eastbound & Down!
Apparently Marilyn is a big fan of the show, which is sorta hilarious and totally came as a shock to Danny McBride, who told TMZ:
“For some reason, I don’t imagine Marilyn Manson sitting on a couch watching TV.
“I picture him hanging out in a torture chamber or something. We were definitely flattered and creeped out and felt great that he liked the show.”
I haven’t watched Eastbound & Down since the first season, but it was pretty good then! Have you guys been keeping up with it?
October 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
I hope you feel better. You will be on my guest list anytime you want.
Which is very sweet of him. He continued on his path of kindness when he dedicated his song “Disposable Teens” (okay maybe not the sweetest title but I bet the message is…good?) to her at one of his shows.
But then, being Manson, he got a little weird.
According to reports, Manson dedicated his song “Disposable Teens” to Michael Jackson’s famous daughter, saying simply, “This song is for Paris Jackson” during his Thursday night show. The dedication comes days after reports surfaced that the 15-year-old had attempted suicide after being told she could not attend Manson’s show.
Manson then shocked observers by simulating a suicide attempt of his own, dragging a meat cleaver across his forearm. [Note: Paris Jackson reportedly used a meat cleaver to cut herself.]
Okay, chill out Billboard, it’s quite obviously a knife and not a meat cleaver. Nit picky, I know. But yes. It’s STILL odd to me. What exactly was his message? “Hey everyone, in case you didn’t know, this is how she tried to kill herself, let me show you. This isn’t sensationalizing it at all.” But I don’t know.
What do you think?
June 8, 2013 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael, was rushed to the hospital this morning amid rumors of an attempted suicide. Though anyone who attempts suicide can likely attest it’s for a number of reasons, TMZ suggest it may have stemmed from frustration over a Marilyn Manson concert. Here is TMZ’s timeline:
Paris Jackson was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning, and sources tell us it was a suicide attempt.
Paris was taken out of her Calabasas family house [note: this is not her grandmother's house, as Katherine Jackson lives in Encino] on a stretcher at around 2 AM and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
The 911 call came in at 1:27 AM. We’re told the caller reported a possible overdose, although a source connected to the emergency response said there were multiple cuts on one of her wrists.
– 9:51 AM PST: A source closely connected to Paris tells TMZ … she has “tried this [a possible suicide attempt] in the past” but “this was far more serious. It was not a cry for help.”
– 10:14 AM PST: Debbie Rowe‘s lawyer, Eric George, tells TMZ: “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family’s privacy.”
10:14 AM PST: A source connected to the family tells TMZ … Paris “threw a fit” last night after she was told she couldn’t go to a Marilyn Manson concert. We’re told she ran into her room screaming and slammed the door.
– 11:33 AM PT — Katherine Jackson’s attorney tells TMZ … “Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention.” The lawyer, Perry Sanders, adds, “Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you.”
– 12:44 PM PT – Jackson brothers Jackie, Marlon and Tito just sent this statement to TMZ: “Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for Paris. She is safe and doing fine. We truly appreciate you respecting our family privacy at this time.”
TMZ is very quick to point out that Paris was posting “cryptic tweets”. Yesterday Miss Jackson tweeted the Beatles lyrics,
yesterday , all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay
Paris often tweets lyrics of her favorite artists, so who knows if this means anything at all. At this time it sounds as though the family isn’t denying the suicide rumors. I sincerely hope she’s doing well.
Also, who the f-ck is leaking all of this personal info? I’m talking about details like, “Paris threw a fit [...] ran into her room screaming and slammed the door.” That had to be from somebody in the house at the time, which means it was probably someone close the family, which means that’s shady as hell to release that to the press. Unless of course it’s all made up. In which case, still not cool.
June 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Avril Lavigne has always insisted that she’s just soooo punk rock, despite the fact that she grew up as a Shania Twain fangirl and her version of punk included some Dickies and wearing a tie, but whatevs. Now she’s taken it to a whole other level by teaming up with her longtime pal Marilyn Manson for a duet called ‘Bad Girl’, which will feature on her new album. Not only did they make magic in the studio, but Marilyn also convinced her to shave the side of her head and helped her get the job done. Oh, Marilyn – such a troll!
From MTV News:
“It was last minute,” Lavigne said of recruiting Manson for the track. “I was sitting there at the board thinking Manson would be perfect on this track, so I texted him, and he’s like, ‘I’ll come over and I’ll hear it.’ So he came at 4 o’clock in the morning. … Yes, it was one of those nights.”
The Manson/Lavigne duo may seem like an unlikely one, but they are actually longtime friends. (Lavigne first met the rocker at one of his concerts when she was 18.) In fact, he is the one responsible for Lavigne’s half-shaved haircut that she sported last year.
“I had wanted to shave the side of my head for quite some time, and I used to put it in a braid there [side of her head] and so it was kind of like shaving it,” Lavigne said “And then one night, it was on my adventure to France. During my adventure when I was living there, we were hanging out backstage and we were with his band having a few drinks and I was like, ‘Let’s shave my head. I’m ready; let’s do this!’ He’s like that, though. He has fun. He wears his makeup; his wardrobe is very visual. I like his style.”
LOL. I dunno what to even say about this, it’s all so LOL to me. It also makes him a hell of a lot less cool in my eyes. And by “cool” I mean a tolerable, pretty innocuous and misunderstood bro who gets off on being a weirdo but isn’t hurting anybody. There’s only one question left: will Marilyn be bridesmaid at Avril’s wedding?
May 23, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
GUYS. Brace yourselves, OK? Brace. yourselves.
From the UK’s Observer:
“My girlfriend Lindsay’s twin just had a baby and I’ve started to think that maybe I wouldn’t mind passing my demented genius on to some small thing who can set fire and breathe profanity.”
And there were, of course, other parts to the interview that were much, much less scary (example: “My body is a place where drugs and alcohol have made germs afraid to live. I have no health problems to speak of, touch wood,” and “Johnny Depp is like a brother to me. We have matching tattoos on our backs – Charles Baudelaire, the flowers of evil, this giant skeleton thing. It’s kind of a secret. People say to us, ‘Why did you get that?’ And we say, ‘No reason.’), but that baby comment really, really takes the cake. Can we go ahead and discuss just how horrifying a prospect that would be?
Here’s some more from the interview—and I warn you—it doesn’t sound like this guy’s got all of his bolts fastened properly, I’m warning you right now:
Actors always want to be musicians and musicians want to be actors. The thing with Johnny is, he was a musician first, so he knows how to jam. He has taught me how to get in a room with someone I don’t know and start playing.
My mum has dementia so she doesn’t know who I am now, but when she did she’d say: “Gentlemen prefer blondes.” And I would say: “But I’m a villain.”
If you think about it, the hero is the good guy almost by default. They have this moral code they follow simply because they’re supposed to, not because they really believe in it. The villain is the one with real passion.
I’m not some sort of sexual deviant. I think I would laugh nervously in the face of a threesome. I’m shy. I’m the kind of person who turns the lights out.
I fall in love very easily. I love absinthe, I love being alive, I love music. But love is a narrow word. It’s hard to define.
I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it’s a struggle, a competition of careers. There’s jealousy. And if you don’t want to be known as Marilyn Manson’s girlfriend, why would you be it?
I’m on good terms with my ex-wife [Dita Von Teese], but I saw her last night at the Met Bar in London and I think there’s a part of her that’s still pissed at me.
I can’t sleep without the TV on. It doesn’t matter where it is. I don’t like silence. My ears ring from loud music.
I think maybe my dad understands me. It’s hard to tell. I find the people who understand me best are the people who don’t assume things.
I’m not saying he’s the worst guy in the world to be a dad, because I think that old MM has a lot that probably redeems some of the oddities and … ahem, unfortunate things that he’s done in the past, but cripes. I just don’t know, guys.