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Oscar selfie breaks Twitter record, retweeted 2.2m times

Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres took a moment out from hosting the show to take a selfie with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Channing Tatum and Kevin Spacey in a photo taken by Bradley Cooper.  When Ellen posted it on her twitter page, […]

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Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres took a moment out from hosting the show to take a selfie with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Channing Tatum and Kevin Spacey in a photo taken by Bradley Cooper. 

When Ellen posted it on her twitter page, it broke twitter record for most retweets. The pic got over 2.2million retweets beating the 778,000 most retweets previously held by President Barack Obama. The tweet also ‘broke Twitter’ as the site crashed for a few minutes because of the traffic from the pic described as the ‘best photo ever!

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Hangout Music Festival Announces 2023 Lineup for the Ultimate Beach Vacation

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Hangout Music Festival has announced the soundtrack to your quintessential beach vacation on the majestic white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, May 19-21. Hangout is the ultimate kickoff to summer, a weekend defined by dancing in the sand with your best friends while listening to your favorite pop, dance, and rock artists at one of North America’s most beautiful beaches.

The legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers will set the tone for those looking to get after it on the beach. Pop-punk is alive and well at Hangout with Paramore leading the way supported by Mayday Parade and The Maine, and the various sub-genres of pop-rock, indie-rock and americana are well-represented with The Backseat Lovers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Noah Kahan, COIN and Alabama’s own The Vegabonds.

The present and future of pop and singer-songwriting will be waiting for you too. Prepare to get lost in the hypnotic R&B of SZA who is about to drop her long-awaited new album SOS, dance your heart out at Calvin Harris and Lil Nas X, swoon over brotherly indie trio AJR and the iconic Tove Lo, and find out what all the hype is about at Ashe, Stephen Sanchez, Jessie Murph, and Sabrina Carpenter.

Hip-hop comes proper to Hangout this year, with the festival rolling out the red carpet for A$AP Mob’s FERG, Australian rapper The Kid LAROI, the fiercely independent Russ, Baton Rouge’s Kevin Gates, and reigning queen of Memphis rap, GloRilla. Grammy-winning R&B bassist Thundercat rounds out the bill with his larger than life live spectacle.

Nothing tops a dance music throwdown with all of your best friends on the beach, and this year’s Hangout lineup is fully loaded. Leading the charge is Aussie export Flume and genre-bending producer Skrillex. Electronic anthems continue with larger than life dance icons REZZ and Alison Wonderland, while chiller strains can be found at Gryffin, Said The Sky, Big Wild and Two Feet. House heads can unite at John Summit, Dr. Fresch, Aluna and HoneyLuv.

With a nod to its southern roots, Hangout sprinkles in some country vibes too with Priscilla Block, MIKE., and Kidd G.

The Hangout experience has been carefully crafted over the past decade for you to hang loose. It’s the most anti-winter, adulting-be-damned, carefree getaway possible.

Those in the know will tell you that Hangout’s SUPER VIP offering is unlike any other festival. Exclusive offerings include stage side swimming pool, hot tubs, golf cart concierge between designated stages, gourmet meals prepared by award-winning chefs in an air-conditioned dining room and a premium open bar.

New for 2023, Hangout Beach Vacations make traveling to Alabama even easier with exclusive Beach Vacation Packages designed to make your festival experience as convenient as it is unforgettable. Grab your lodging and festival tickets together with the option to choose from a range of local hotels and condos, or build a custom experience with our travel team. You can even pick the Hangout House with the luxury of a condo with all the amenities of a hotel plus direct festival access, ocean views, self-service laundry and, of course, all the feels of watching a sunset performance from your balcony.

Hangout is more than just a festival, it’s the freedom of leaving it all behind you, kicking back with your best friends and listening to amazing music on the beach.

For Festival Tickets, Vacation Packages and More Visit:
https://www.hangoutmusicfest.com

2023 Lineup
Red Hot Chili Peppers
SZA
Calvin Harris
Paramore
Lil Nas X
Flume
Skrillex
The Kid LAROI
AJR
Alison Wonderland
The Backseat Lovers
FERG
Gryffin
John Summit
Kevin Gates
Noah Kahan
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
REZZ
Russ
Sabrina Carpenter
Ashe
Big Wild
COIN
GloRilla
Said The Sky
Thundercat
Tove Lo
Yung Gravy
Dr. Fresch
Jessie Murph
Kidd G
The Maine
Mariah The Scientist
Mayday Parade
Mike.
Priscilla Block
Stephen Sanchez
Two Feet
The 502s
A Hundred Drums
Aluna
Beach Weather
Charlotte Sands
Elohim
Flipturn
Gashi
HoneyLuv
Jordana
Moore Kismet
Night Tales
Nostalgix
Ranger Trucco
Sam Fischer
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The Vegabonds
Wenzday

Ticket Tier Details

GA

  • Admission to Hangout 2023 + all GA areas, amenities and activities
  • Re-entry all weekend long
  • Beach and swimming access to designated beach clubs
  • Tons of food & beverage vendors, beach activities and sponsored areas

GA PLUS

  • Tickets include all the perks of GA with the below amenities added
  • Access to GA PLUS Grove with private air-conditioned restrooms, premium food offerings, and shaded areas to relax
  • Priority GA PLUS entrances at all festival gates

VIP

  • Tickets include all the perks of GA with the below amenities added
  • Up-front viewing at all main stages with complimentary drinks
  • Access to VIP Grove with complimentary premium cocktails, beer, wine & daily buffet
  • Access to stage side pools at Hangout Main Stage
  • Private air-conditioned restrooms
  • Priority VIP entrances

SUPER VIP

  • Tickets include all the perks of GA with the below amenities added
  • Up-front viewing at all main stages with complimentary drinks
  • Access to VIP Grove with complimentary premium cocktails, beer, wine & daily buffet
  • Access to SUPER VIP Deck with elevated view of Hangout Main Stage, shaded seating, premium cocktails & hot tubs
  • Access to stage side pools at Hangout Main Stage
  • Golf cart shuttles between designated stages
  • Complimentary gourmet meals prepared by award-winning chefs in the air-conditioned SUPER VIP Dining room
  • Private air-conditioned restrooms
  • Priority VIP entrances

About Hangout Music Festival
To put it simply, Hangout Music Festival is a beach vacation for music fans. Located in Gulf Shores, Alabama, the award-winning festival is the ultimate kickoff to summer and features the top artists of the moment in a picturesque setting that includes seaside beach clubs, a full-size roller rink, stage side swimming pools, hammocks by the water, delicious food, luxury VIP options, and more. The festival is just a short drive from the Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL airports and offers an array of lodging packages including beachfront suites overlooking the festival, villas, and hotel options. Hangout has been named Pollstar’s “Music Festival of the Year” and is continuously recognized as one of the best festivals in the US while adding over $40 million into the local economy each year.

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Indonesia passes criminal code banning sex outside marriage

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Indonesian lawmakers unanimously passed a sweeping new criminal code on Tuesday that criminalizes sex outside marriage, as part of a tranche of changes that critics say threaten human rights and freedoms in the Southeast Asian country. (more…)

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Tory Lanez released from house arrest amid Megan Thee Stallion trial

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Tory Lanez has been released from house arrest at a judge’s discretion in order to prepare for a trial over an allegation that he shot Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. (more…)

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World Cup 2022: Samuel Eto’o spotted attacking ‘cameraman’ outside Qatar stadium

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A shocking video has surfaced online capturing Samuel Eto’o attacking an unknown man outside the stadium after Brazil’s World Cup clash against South Korea. Eto’o is understood to have been part of thousands of fans who gathered at Stadium 974 to watch the round of 16 clash on Monday night, December 5. (more…)

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‘Cheers’ and ‘Look Who’s Talking’ star Kirstie Alley dies from cancer

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Kirstie Alley, the two-time Emmy-winning actor who rose to fame in her role on the hit TV series Cheers, died on Monday after a short battle with cancer, her representative told Reuters. She was 71.

Her death was also confirmed through a statement from her children released on her official Twitter account, who said Alley died after treatment for cancer at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.

“To all our friends, far and wide around the world … we are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” the statement by True and Lillie Parker said.

“She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”

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Alley’s breakout role came as Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom Cheers, which she starred in from 1987 until 1993, and for which she received an Emmy and a Golden Globe award in 1991. She won her second Emmy in 1994 for the television film David’s Mother.

Alley also appeared in many films during the 1980s and 1990s, including Look Who’s Talking, It Takes Two, Deconstructing Henry and Drop Dead Gorgeous.

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Amber Heard appeals for new trial in Johnny Depp defamation case

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Amber Heard is seeking a new defamation trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp — claiming the bombshell court battle she lost was stacked against her. (more…)

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