Ryan Adams is not having your angry tweets following SXSW cancellation

Would you say that to Ryan Adams’ face?

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Because if not you might want to think twice about any Twitter shade you throw the singer’s way after last night’s cancelled SXSW ACL Live performance. According to SXSW, the singer was forced to cancel his show due to illness.

But according to many a Twitter user, Adams is rude.

Today the singer took to Twitter to essentially appear on his own “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” bit, to both thank users for the well wishes (sarcastically?), and put a few #meantweeters on blast with hashtag #TOPMEANTWEETS. He also sarcastically apologized for not better planning his laryngitis and upper respiratory infection.

Keep up with all the SXSW shade and non-shade coverage here.

James Franco attends SXSW’s ‘Song to Song’ premiere

In this photo provided by the Austin Film Festival, James Franco arrives for a screen of ‘Sal’ at the Austin Film Festival and Conference in Austin, Texas on Sunday, Oct 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Austin Film Festival, Jack Plunkett)

James Franco loves spring break.

Or that’s a character he once played in a bad movie? Regardless, the actor is in Austin and hitting the South by South streets.

According to a few tweets and a few pictures, Franco attended tonight’s premiere of the new Terrence Malick film “Song to Song” at the Paramount. The movie stars Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara, who were all in attendance at the showing and answered questions beforehand.

READ: SXSW film ‘Song to Song’: a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ for Austin landmarks

Most likely Franco is in Austin to promote his movie “The Disaster Artist,” which will debut during SXSW.

If you’re looking to spot Franco in Austin tonight, try one of the million parties, which we’ve helpfully compiled in our unofficial party guide, here. Sprang break forever.

PHOTOS: Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender in Austin for SXSW ‘Song to Song’ premiere

He’s here. Ryan Gosling is in Austin. “Remember the Titans” fans everywhere — it’s really him! Ryan “Baby Goose” Gosling has landed in Austin, Texas for SXSW and we have plenty of handsome, photographic proof.

Photo by Tina Phan/American-Statesman

Austinites shouldn’t be too surprised to see the “La La Land” actor, as he stars in Terrence Malick’s new film “Song to Song,” which premieres tonight at the Paramount downtown and was filmed in the city.


READ: SXSW film ‘Song to Song’: a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ for Austin landmarks


Gosling didn’t occupy the red carpet alone, however. The Gos, as he’s never called, was joined by similarly talented and handsome Michael Fassbender, who also stars in “Song to Song.”

Rooney Mara was also there…

Austin 360 will keep you up-to-date on all your SXSW celebrity sightings. Especially those involving Ryan Gosling.

SXSW parties? We’ve got your RSVPs 

It’s not a dream: SXSW to include ‘Twin Peaks’ diner with plenty of ‘damn fine coffee’

It’s all the coffee and pie you want in the eeriest setting — but it’s real.

via Showtime

This year’s South by Southwest will feature a pop-up version of the iconic Double R Diner from “Twin Peaks.” The diner, which is sponsored by Showtime, will be located at Clive Bar on Rainey Street, March 16-17, and will offer up free coffee, doughnuts and pie. The goods will all be provided by local vendors: High Brew Coffee, Tiny Pies and Voodoo Doughnuts.

The event will also feature performances by Neko Case and M. Ward.

Here’s to hoping the coffee is just as Dale Cooper always says:

Stay in the loop, but still out of the box when it comes to SXSW parties this year by following our unofficial party guide here.

Peek inside Selena Gomez’s $3 million Texas mansion now up for sale

Feb. 7, 2018 UPDATE: Selena Gomez’s Texas mansion is back on the market after failing to sell at a listing price of $3 million early last year, Mansion Global reports. The 10,00-square-foot Fort Worth mansion is now listed for slightly less than $3 million and was originally bought by Gomez for $3.5 million in 2015. 

What does it take to make Selena Gomez feel at home? A saltwater pool with a rock slide and an outdoor kitchen, for starters.

Selena Gomez arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Selena Gomez arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

It seems not even those amenities were enough, however, as Gomez recently listed her Forth Worth mansion where they’re housed for an asking price of $3 million. According to a release from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Gomez was initially drawn to the home’s two master suites, and says, “The media room won me over the minute I walked in.”

Gomez reportedly bought the house last year to spend more time with friends and family in the area. It’s Zillow listing boasts a 1.5-acre property with “tennis-sport court, putting green, saltwater pool, outdoor kitchen, cabana and more.” And seven bathrooms.

You can view pictures of the mansion here.

If you have an extra couple million dollars laying around, and consider yourself a true Selena Gomez fan, take the singer’s advice and come and get it.

Texas sheriff who inspired ‘Hell or High Water’ heads to Oscars

What does a Texas sheriff wear to the Oscars? A tux with a few Texas touches. Namely, “my black boots and my hat,” McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara told Waco’s KWTX.

This image released by CBS Films shows Jeff Bridges, left, and Gil Birmingham in a scene from "Hell or High Water." Bridges was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best supporting actor for his role in the film on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. The 74th Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be broadcast on Jan. 8, on NBC. (Lorey Sebastian/CBS Films via AP)
Jeff Bridges was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best supporting actor for his role in the film on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (Lorey Sebastian/CBS Films via AP)

McNamara will be among Hollywood’s biggest stars Sunday night when he attends the 89th Academy Awards; not as a nominee, but as a muse. According to KWTX, McNamara and his brother Mike were the inspiration behind “Hell or High Water,” which is nominated for four Oscars this year, including best picture.

The screenplay for the movie, which stars Jeff Bridges as a Texas sheriff looking for one last adventure before retirement, was written by McNamara’s cousin Taylor Sheridan who saw how the former U.S. Marshal struggled with possible retirement.

More: ‘Hell or High Water’ boasts a soundtrack full of Texas country artists

McNamara and his wife Charlotte won’t be forgetting the Lone Star State out on the red carpet. “We’ve got the red carpet, we’ve got his white shirt, and we’ve got the blue dress, so we’ve got the red white and blue,” she said.

The couple also expect to share a limousine ride to the ceremony with Bridges, who McNamara developed a friendship with and helped prepare for the role.

READ: ‘Hell or High Water’ hits most of the right notes

This Austin couple spends Valentine’s Day the way you wish you had

Living in Austin you have a lot of options when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day. Almost an overwhelming amount of options.

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Maybe that explains why one local couple chose to stick to what they know they love — with just a little added flair. Reddit user letstalkaboutrocks posted to the Austin subreddit to share pictures of him and his girlfriend celebrating Valentine’s by having dinner at Pluckers dressed in full formal wear, something they’ve done for the past three years.

Nothing says “I love you” quite like ranch, or “Be mine” like fried pickles dipped in said ranch.

READ: Looking to grow Pluckers Wing Bar eyes locations in Houston, San Antonio

UT alum becomes first black woman to star as ‘The Bachelorette’

Reality TV sensations “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” have run for 15 years and a combined 33 seasons.


On Monday night, ABC announced current “Bachelor” contestant Rachel Lindsay will become the first African-American to publicly seek love as a part of the franchise and star as “The Bachelorette.”

According to ET, Lindsay is a Longhorn. The 31-year-old graduated from UT Austin before going on to Marquette University in Milwaukee to earn her law degree. Lindsay now works as a lawyer in Dallas. But can she find love?

Tune in to watch who Lindsay deems rose-worthy.

Austin treat listed among PETA’s top 10 vegan desserts

Even those who impose strict dietary restrictions on themselves can find it hard to resist a sweet treat…

Animal rights group PETA recently released a list of their top 10 vegan desserts in the country, and it turns out if you’re looking to indulge you don’t have to go far. Austin’s vegan ice cream shop Sweet Ritual’s “Banana Split Split,” which features three different kinds of ice cream and a caramelized banana split down the middle, made the list and is reportedly a customer favorite.

LISTEN: The American-Statesman talks with Amelia Raley and Valerie Ward on Sweet Ritual

PETA also suggests trying the shop’s “Unicorn Poop” ice cream made from skittles, beet juice and rainbow sprinkles while you’re at it.

BEST: Vegetarian restaurants in Austin

WATCH: Barbarella last night? Or the Austin club scene in the 1980s?

If you’ve been to Barbarella on 80s night, there isn’t anything in the video below you haven’t basically seen before.

via Youtube
via Youtube

Groups of sweaty, oddly dressed young people dancing, dancing, dancing. The video wasn’t taped on Sixth Street last weekend, however, but in Austin in 1985. The three-minute clip captures an unfiltered look at what the Austin club scene was like nearly 30 years ago. And it looks just as sticky.

Although the inclusive nature of Austin’s downtown seems to have survived (“Everybody gets along so wonderfully. Whatever you are, just party.”), the 25-cent drinks are sadly a perk of the past.

The video was uploaded to the YouTube account of a successful Kickstarter campaign looking to make a documentary about “how public access TV helped shape the culture of Austin, one of America’s weirdest cities.” The film will be called “When We Were Live.” The project, led by local video producer John Spottswood Moore, earned $17,000 from 209 backers. Other videos uploaded to the channel include “Baseball for the Blind,” and “Why Ann Richards was so Great.”

WATCH: What did a tour of UT look like in the 1980s?