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Biggest Announcements From E3

Each June, E3, or The Electronic Entertainment Expo, hosts game developers showing off their latest products. Here are this year’s most exciting announcements:

‘Star Wars’ Turns 40

When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

Ringo Starr Announces 26th Beatles Album With New Backing Band

‘Moonbeam Sunday’ Slated For Release On June 16

LONDON—Excitedly informing fans that the iconic pop group was back with more original music, Ringo Starr announced Tuesday that on June 16 he would be releasing a 26th Beatles album titled ‘Moonbeam Sunday’ with an all-new backing band.
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The Dixie Chicks Controversy

The members of Dixie Chicks have been the focus of boycotts ever since saying they are ashamed to hail from the same state as President Bush. What do you think?
  • "I recently hosted a Dixie Chicks CD burning, but it was because the brown-haired one got fat."

    Rick Barros Taxi Driver
  • "Do you think we could get Shania Twain to speak out against the president, too?"

    Marcus Adams Attorney
  • "The only country artist qualified to express his political views is Johnny Cash, because that man's seen it all. And he once torched a forest while tripping on mescaline."

    Alan Cramer Systems Analyst
  • "So the Dixie Chicks are against the war? I suppose next, they'll be speaking out against the General Lee jumping over a crick."

    Omar Williams Cashier
  • "The Dixie Chicks should leave the opinion-giving to the professionals. Like that guy with the 'boot up your ass' song."

    Theresa Krug Librarian
  • "Lost in this whole controversy is one important point: That the Dixie Chicks' music profoundly blows."

    Melissa Spence Graduate Student

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