Formed by Andrew Van Wyngarden and Ben Goldwasser when they were students at Wesleyan University in 2002, the group lived a liberal-arts kid’s unspoken dream: signed to a major label, Columbia, after graduation, MGMT saw its full-length debut album, “Oracular Spectacular,” go gold on the Billboard charts and have over three million song downloads globally, according to Nielsen Sound Scan. Van Wyngarden were living the life they mocked on their hit single “Time to Pretend.” “Let’s make some music, make some money, find some models for wives,” its oft-quoted refrain goes. We’ve got the vision, now let’s have some fun.” They were the darlings of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and beyond; performed on rooftops and on TV; were nominated for Grammys; got linked to models; were courted by blue-chip artists; and inspired a Gucci line. Van Wyngarden said, picking at a salad at a restaurant in Brooklyn Heights, where he lives. I haven’t been able to in what seems like years now.” Mr. So much for youthful exuberance; instead, there is self-doubt. “We should really be listening to, like, the masses,” he said, “instead of making an album that no one is going to like.” That new album, “Congratulations,” to be released Tuesday on Columbia/Sony, is mostly a departure from “Oracular Spectacular” nine tracks of sprawling psychedelia and little feel-good dance pop.The music was featured on all the right TV shows and video games and propelled the fuzzy-haired, wildly dressed band mates to be emblems for a generation weaned on irony. “Oracular Spectacular” united a biting indie aesthetic with feel-good synthy dance tracks that pretty much anyone could, and did, glom on to. “It’s like the only songs we have that have really been noticed on widespread levels are songs that we wrote in college,” he fretted. The synths are there but layered beneath other instrumentation.They explained that not only has he never dated Dunst, but denied the story’s claim that he was romantically linked with Fabiola Gatti, who once dated Razorlight‘s Johnny Borrell, as did Dunst.“Not only is Kirsten Dunst NOT dating Van Wyngarden, she was in Los Angeles during the festivals The Sun claimed she was attending in Europe,” they said.Our waiter walks over unprompted with a cup of coffee for Van Wyngarden, who arrived at the restaurant a few minutes late.He would prefer, however, a cold glass of orange juice.I saw this guy at a small (public) party for this musician in November but I wasn't sure if it was him so I kept staring at him then he kept staring at me and I'm pretty sure he thought his life was in danger. He was wearing a bizarre outfit with a floral scarf around his forehead.
It can be hard for celebrities to keep their private life away from the paparazzi and media.However, sometimes celebrities slip up and make fans question the star’s relationships.The same thing happened with The Chainsmokers DJ Andrew Taggart, whose latest stunt with singer Halsey during the MTV VMAs has made everybody question who his girlfriend is.According to sources, Taggart’s steamy performance with Halsey might be the reason behind the rift between him and his longtime girlfriend.With a bellowing creak, a pair of imposing wooden doors opens into Alder Manor, an 80-room mansion in Yonkers, New York.