Sunday, February 28, 2010

DON'T SUE OPRAH...YOU WON'T WIN

Some physical trainers, Unicus Performance Training, are suing Oprah Winfrey and her Harpo, Inc. for firing and not paying for the workout plan they were developing for the company. Oprah and co. fired Unicus for breach of contract after Unicus sent out a mass email promoting their appearance on Oprah's radio show. Turns out, they were not allowed to do that according to a confidentiality agreement they signed. TMZ got a copy of the contract and it states that Unicus was not supposed to "use HARPO's name, Oprah.com's name or Ms. Winfrey's name" for any promotional or advertising use AT ALL!! Sounds like Oprah's got a pretty good case to me. DUH! Who beats Oprah?

JANICE DICKINSON, THE CRAZY AGING BACHELORETTE

Oh, lordy-loo!! This sound like a train wreck I am going to have to get right in the middle of!!! Crazy Cougar Janice Dickinson, 55, the world's first supermodel, is looking to mate...... and she wants a young fella. Janice is shopping around her own dating/bachelorette type show in which young studs would vie for her affection by waiting on her hand and foot and satisfying her every crazy need. I'm seeing a lot of drives to the plastic surgeon is a certain young (probably gay) man's life! No network has dared pick up the show yet, but someone has to. I would live for this crazytown trash!!!! [source]

JULIANNE MOORE RETURNING TO SOAP OPERA?

As The World Turns in sadly ending it's 54-year run on television in September, but they are looking to go out with a bang!! Sources say that Julianne Moore, who appeared on the soap from 1985 to 1988, will appear in a cameo to reprise either one or both of the role(s) of Frannie and Sabrina Hughes that won her a daytime Emmy in 1988. CBS did not comment on the possible casting, but I bet they are working overtime to make it happen with the Oscar nominee. Apparently Moore has been fielding offers for work on the small screen (I'm guessing NOT soaps) since her turn as Jack's girlfriend on 30 Rock was a success. I'd love a weekly dose of Julianne! [source][image]

Saturday, February 27, 2010

BILLBOARD ANNOUNCES TOP 50 MONEY EARNERS OF 2009

....And the vets have it. Of all the new musicians running around out there, it took three veterans to show them how it done. In at #3 is Madonna, who's Sticky and Sweet tour was the highest grossing EVER by a solo artist. Along with her music licensing and merchandising, Madge took in $47,273,774. Not to shabby. No. 2 goes to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen. His new studio album, hits compiilation at Wal-Mart and tour and, since he writes on his own, all the publishing brought Bruce to $57,619,037. The biggest earners last year were U2. The superstar group's 360 Tour was the highest grossing ever, music and merchandising sales raked in $108,601,283. Holy crap!! These acts have been around for around 30 years each and are still bringing in bucket-loads of green. Bite on that, Miley!! Ha. For a complete list go to Billboard.com.

FLASHBACK: SOME OF THE BEST VIDEOS OF ALL TIME....

Just thought a nice Saturday would be a good time to look back at some of my fave videos of all time. Some are cute, some sexy, some cheesy, all great!! Check 'em out. What are your faves?



PANDRORA BOXX FROM RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE DOES CRAZY BRITNEY

Pandora Boxx, possibly my fave drag queen from RuPaul's Drag Race, sent in a video of her doing "Crazy Britney" for RuPaul and it's on youtube!!! Excitement!!!! I love Pandora, especially after her Carol Channing impersonation last week. Anyhoo, here is the hilarious Pandora doing Brit's Oops...I Did It Again. See lots more videos of RuPaul's Drag Race and the faboosh queens at Logo.com. (Happy, Stephanie C.?? Ha)



Friday, February 26, 2010

REVIEW: JOANNA NEWSOM - HAVE ONE ON ME

It's been a while since we last hear from neo-folk singer, harpist, sometimes-model and girlfriend of SNL's Andy Samberg, Joanna Newsom. Her last album, the ambitious Ys (pronounced like ease) came out in 2006 and her first album, Milk Eyed Mender, which contains my fave Sprout and the Bean, came out in 2004. Both album are heavy on harp and Newsom's one-of-a-kind voice. Some are incredibly irritated by her voice, some find it to the the most brilliant of her instruments. One thing is for sure, Joanna Newsom is a risk taker. Her new three-disc CD, Have One On Me is worth the wait for sure. With songs ranging in length from 1:49 to 11:02 and everything in between, the 18 song set takes you on quite a ride. Joanna is using the piano much more than in her previous efforts and seems to be channelling Joni Mitchell quite a bit, especially on the intoxicating opening track Easy and the amazingly epic In California. As a matter of fact, there are a few more interesting instruments throughout, like the gentle brass that accompany the ah's of You and Me Bess, the gorgeous strings of Autumn, and the dreamy woodwinds of Kingfisher. Joanna takes her time with each song, not rushing to big choruses or trying to trick you with production, instead relying on songwriting and vocals to prove her place in the music world. Not a pop record as much as a folk opera, Have One On Me is still not short on catchy tunes: the juke-joint piano of Good Intentions Pavement Company, the lovely 81. Can't help but think the Fleet Foxes would kill for the folkiness of Jackrabbit and the title cut. Ms. Newsom is truly an original voice in music today and this, her latest effort, builds on her body of excellent work. Folky, moody, gentle and sweeping, this record in wholly satisfying. I'm giving Have One on Me an A+

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORINNE BAILEY RAE

One of my favorite singers who has one of the most amazy new albums this year, Corinne Bailey Rae, is 31 today!! Corinne has had a hard time the past couple of years having lost her husband to a drug overdose, but seems to have really worked through her pain. Her new album, The Sea (review here) is truly beautiful and emotional and packed with hits. Here is hoping that the coming year brings much happiness and joy in to Corinne's life. Love her!!!! HBD, CBR!!! Here is my favorite song of her's Like a Star and her new single, I'd Do It Again. GORGEOUS!!!





NEW POWERADE COMMERCIAL WITH WAYNE ROONEY

I know nothing of "football" (the one we call soccer), but Wayne Rooney is a furry little hunk of love!! Watch him battle his shirtless self in this new Powerade ad. Yum! [source and image]

LILY ALLEN TWEETS ABOUT HER FIGHT WITH COURTNEY LOVE

I am so glad Lily is back on Twitter! This is freakin' awesome!! Lily Allen isn't going to sit back and let Courtney take control of the spin on their reported fight at the NME awards. Lily tweeted to set the record straight:
"just clearing a couple of things up. Courtney Love and I did NOT have a bust up at the NME'S. There was an exchange of words, yes". She added, "she's upset because she has got it into her head that i put a lock on some dresses for the brit awards. she's made no secret of this and,"... "when i saw her at the NME'S she tried to talk to me and i told her to shut up stop spreading stupid rumours about me."
But here is the most AMAZY part!!!
"and thats pretty much it. i would never fight with her , as a rule i don't pick on crazy old ladies ."
OH, SNAP!!!! Old ladies!!!!! That's cold, girl! LOVE IT!!!!!!

BLIZZARD '10..... AGAIN!!

We are getting hit AGAIN in NYC with over 24 straight hours of snow
coming down! It is just not stopping. Call for help! Haha. Ick.

MADONNA FRIDAY: WHAT IT FEELS LIKE FOR A GIRL

Madonna is a tough chick. What It Feels Like for a Girl is a sweet song. The video for the song is anything but sweet. The third single from Madonna's #1 album, Music, is one of the highlights of the disc. It reached #23 on the Hot 100 in the Spring of 2001. The song itself finds Madonna talking to her fella about how the world is different and if he wondered what it feels like for a girl...... in this world. Starting off with a sample from the movie The Cement Garden, the song rolls along at a lilting pace, drawing you in seductively to every line. BUT when Madonna was ready to make a video, she took that girl power and amped it up to 11 by using a pulsing, mostly instrumental version of the song and, with then-husband Guy Richie, producing a video with such violent images it was banned from MTV. Now this was controversial because overt sexuality and male violence was never a problem for MTV before, but to see a woman tazer a man or run into a car or light a gas station on fire... well that was too hot for tv! Ha. The video is amazy, to say the least, and I love the old woman who plays her grandmother that she rescues form the "Ol Kuntz Guest Home" (hilarious) in her car with the plates that say "PUSSY" AND "CAT". I truly think this video is one of the best ever made. Take a look at Madonna's What It Feels Like for a Girl. [image]




Madonna - What it feels like for a girl
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GAGA'S EX THOUGHT SHE WOULD BE A FAILURE

HA!! Guess he was a bit wrong about that. Lady Gaga, the mother of all that is sacred, is on the cover and in the pages of the new Comsopolitan and opens up about a stupid ex-boyfriend. Gaga says, "I had a boyfriend who told me I'd never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I'd fail. I said to him, 'Someday, when we're not together, you won't be able to order a cup of coffee a the f***ing deli without hearing or seeing me.'" And there you have it. The rest is HERstory! Ha. I'm such a feminist. Lady Gaga is literally everywhere. Turn on the radio...Gaga. Turn on the tv....Gaga. Turn on the oven....Gaga. Serously, I turned on the faucet the other day and she came leaking out. I called the super. [source and image]

Thursday, February 25, 2010

THREE TWINKS DO "TIK TOK" BY KE$HA

Cute as the day is long. Watch these three cute, twinky gays do their own video for Ke$ha's Tik Tok. A-DOOR-BELL!!

COURTNEY LOVE AND LILY ALLEN THROW DOWN

GIRL FIGHT!!!!! Sort of. Recently Courtney Love got all twitter-rage on Lily Allen because Lily SUPPOSEDLY blocked all other celebs from wearing Chanel to the BRIT awards because of Lily's exclusive deal with the label. Well apparently Courtney approached Lily -- already enough to scare a grown man -- at the NME awards show and verbally assaulted the crap out of her. Allen reportedly left the ceremony in tears. A "source" says the two were talking like good girls and it all of the sudden turned "really nasty, really aggressive and bitchy". OOOH!! Wish I had been there. You can bet the smell of vodka in the air was thick as Mariah Carey's thighs. No. There's nothing THAT thick. Team Lily!!!! [source]

UMA THURMAN COVERS HER OWN ASS.....LITERALLY

Filming has been halted on the new film Eloise in Paris due to some legal disputes. The film was supposed to start productin in February, but there is a breach of contract issue with Uma Thurman's Karuna Dream, Inc. company. No details have been made public, but Uma's contract has been filed and TheSmokingGun.com has obtained a copy. There is some interesting stuff in it that makes you wonder what the hell happened to Uma in other contracts. For instance, Uma's "name or likeness" is not be used in merchandising deals for products including "tobacco, weapons, religious items, personal hygiene products, intimate apparel, porn, gambling, pet food and stomach or rectal medications." WHAT THE HELL MOVIE HAS UMA BEEN IN THAT USED HER NAME OR LIKENESS FOR RECTAL MEDICATION ADS? DID I MISS THIS? SOMEONE FIND IT AND SEND IT TO ME, LIKE, YESTERDAY!!! I love that Uma has been around long enough to protect herself from basically every possible bad thing that could happen to her. Maybe Eloise in Paris is planning a line of enemas or butt plugs? Who knows. [source]

LADY GAGA SCARES CROWS IN THE UK

WHAT? This is pretty funny. Nigel Britten, a British farmer, has decided to take Gaga's artistry to the next level by fashioning a scarecrow to look like the pop diva. The Daily Mail is reporting:
"Said farmer Nigel Britten: "My fiancee Marti joked that I should make a scarecrow which looked like her. I laughed and then it occurred to me it was actually a very good idea...And Mr Britten said that so far, the 7ft tall Lady GaGa scarecrow, complete with shocking white wig made from cotton wool and dress, is keeping birds off his wheat crops which are used to grow Hovis bread. And he said that he thinks the effective design should grace many more fields across the UK."

I love it and I bet Gaga would love it to. Maybe she'll write a a song about! [source and image]

RICKY MARTIN HEADED TO BROADWAY IN EVITA?

That's what "they" are saying. Reports are flying that the recent father of two adorable twins and my latin-love Ricky Martin has been offered the iconic role of Che in the revival of the Tony award-winning musical Evita that is headed for Broadway. Ricky is no stranger to Broadway having appeared as Marius in Les Miserables, so it's not that far of a stretch to suggest that he would be a pretty good Che. Plus YOU COULD SEE RICKY MARTIN UP CLOSE AND MAYBE JUMP ON STAGE AND PULL OUT SOME OF HIS HAIR AND..... um. I was joking. I would probably never do that. Maybe. Anyhoosers...... the role of Evita has been cast with Elena Rodger, but I am thinking we keep it pop: perhaps Shakira. Oh... I just threw up in my mouth. Love you, Ricky. [source]

GAY MARRIAGES WILL BE LEGAL IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL

Starting March 3rd it is highly likely that gays will be able to apply for marriage licenses and marry in our nation's capital. There is a three day waiting period in DC after getting your license, so that would mean that gay could formally marry on Tuesday, March 9th (weekends don't count). Council memeber David Catania has a countdown clock on his website set for March 3rd. Unless there is some kind of bigot uprising, it looks like the capital of the United States of America will be full of gay wedding joy soon. YEA, EQUALITY!!!!!!! [source]

SNOWING AGAIN!

videoBeautiful, huge flakes falling in the City. Notice the beautiful
singing in the background!

JOHNNY WEIR TAKES THE HIGH ROAD AGAINST BIGOTS

I don't!!! I think they should be fired and have no hope of income in the future. That's just me. The two French-Canadian sportcasters who verbally gay bashed Johnny Weir following his fantastic and underrated Olympic performance have been called to the carpet and asked to apologize by The Quebec Gay and Lesbian Council, but Johnny Weir couldn't care less about the two morons and is not wasting his precious time on them. Johnny only advice to the two dildos is to "think twice before they speak". He is not interested in an apology from them personally. Weir admitted that the comments were "offensive", but he didn't really give them much thought. He was more concerned about how the comments would effect kids and other athletes. I don't really care if the two dummies apologize because they probably wouldn't mean it anyway. They should just be fired and that's that. There's no room for homophobia anywhere anymore, even in sports. Ask my new favorite NBA team, The Golden State Warriors!!! Below is a clip from Johnny's press conference.[source]

NEW MADONNA IPHONE APP IS AWESOME

Want to be awesome? There's an app for that! It's Madonna's new iPhone app. Not only do you get to listen to music, read stories, communicate with other Madonna fans, but you can WATCH FULL LENGTH VIDEOS ON YOUR IPHONE...........AND IT'S FREE!!! The videos featured right now are Like a Virgin, Justify My Love, Get Together, Frozen, Music, Ray of Light, 4 Minutes, Hung Up, Celebration, Give it 2 Me, Vogue, Take a Bow, Papa Don't Preach, Express Yourself and Like a Prayer. WHAT??? Of course, I may be a little biased because I would glady murder all of you if Madonna told me to I love her so much, but this is the best music app so far. Head over to the app store and get it, mo'fo'!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

GENERAL SAYS "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL" IS A NON-ISSUE

One of the very first statements from a military leader currently in service comes from War Genreral Raymond Odierno, who is serving in Iraq. The General believes that both gays and straights should be allowed to serve openly in the military. He believes that DADT is a complete "non-issue", and if anyone should know, I guess it's a military general currently serving. Are you listening, bigots??? [source and image]

NBA TEAM TO HOST FIRST GAY NIGHT

Well now, this is a team I can get behind. No pun intended. No wait. Pun intended. I actually played basketball in high school, so this story makes me happy. The Golden State Warriors from Oakland, California will be hosting their first ever "gay night" March 11th when they play the Portland Trailblazers. The San Fransicso Gay Basketball Association put together the event and a half-time performance will be given by Cheer SF, a gay cheerleading team. Is there any other kind of cheerleading team? I think not. What a great way to show people that athletes are not all close-minded. This team deserves a lot of support and a winning season. Go Warriors!!!! [source]

NEW KE$HA VIDEO: BLAH BLAH BLAH (FT. 3OH!3)

Ke$ha is back with a new video for her hit song Blah Blah Blah. Check it out. Whatcha think? I think the song is soops catchy, like Tik Tok, and the video is cute as pie. Go, Ke$ha!!!

MADONNA IS NAOMI CAMPBELL'S STYLE ICON

As well she should be!! Naomi was just honored for her Outstanding Contribution at the Elle Style Awards and confessed that her idol is Madonna. Mine too! OMG!! Naomi stopped throwing phones long enough to attend the awards and say, ""I think my style icons are people that reinvent themselves - they come back with a different look, a different vibe, a different sound and Madonna is definitely one of those people. It's just amazing to watch her through all these decades. She just keeps coming back." To make me wanna kiss Naomi even more she told People.com that Lady Gaga is "...definitely a big style icon for everyone, and it's made everyone go a bit more edgy with their fashion." Oh, Naomi!! You are hitting all my buttons!! Here is a picture from Madonna's 1992 SEX book that shows how much they liked one another back then. [source]

NEW BRITNEY SPEARS ALBUM BY THIS SUMMER??

Looks that way. Britney Spears may have her seventh studio album out by this summer: June to be exact. MTV is reporting that Brit is working with K. Briscoe (Womanizer) and David Guetta along with her usual collaborators Max Martin, Darkchild, Sean Garrett and Corte Ellis. 2008's Circus was a fine return to form for Spears, even though they didn't really release the right songs in MY opinion (again, the only one that counts). Why not release Lace & Leather or Unusual You??? Anyway, I will anxiously await some new Brit Brit!! [source]

MATTHEW GOODE SLAMS HIS OWN FILM WITH AMY ADAMS

OUCH!! Amy Adams is not going to like this when she hears it. Matthew Goode, the leading man in the new film Leap Year, is saying that the film will be called by some "the worst film of 2010" and he himself calls it "turgid". Goode says he only took the role because it was filming close to his home in England. "(The location) was the main reason I took it - so that I could come home at the weekends. It wasn't because of the script, trust me. I was told it was going to be like The Quiet Man with a Vaughan Williams soundtrack, but in the end it turned out to have pop music all over it. Do I feel I let myself down? No. Was it a bad job? Yes, it was. But, you know, I had a nice time and I got paid." Well, honesty is good I suppose. I don't know, why hurt your own film before it even comes out? Do you think that it will make studios think twice before putting Goode in one of their films? He's cute though. Amy Adams is going to beat his ass!!!! [source and image]

WHITNEY IS ACTING ALL CRAZY AGAIN

Whitney Houston is jumping back on the crazy train and riding it through Australia. Apparently Whitney gave a questionable (aka cracked out) performance Monday night in Brisbain in which she appeared to be out of breath, disoriented and even let her brother sing some of the songs. She didn't know the names of her backup singers (although that's kinda diva, so I'll give her that one) and she took a break about every three words. The Aussies, much like they did when Britney came over with her mime show not long ago, are not having it AT ALL! They want their money back. There have been a handful of positive reviews, and the Australian promoter, Andrew McManus, is defending Houston. He says that the "vocal minority" that are dissing the diva are wrong. He states, "What happened to the Australian positive support of someone who has seen difficult times, and is now up on stage, warts and all, presenting herself like an open book for the world to see - and they want to ridicule Whitney?" Um, YES! When you pay money to see a singer live you don't want to show up and see a homeless person sweating all over the stage and randomly screaming words at you. I can see that at the 125th Street subway station every morning. I don't need to pay over $100 to see it. McManus continued, "I am personally amazed at the few who are trying to derail the project and say if they expected to hear Whitney of 20 years ago, go buy a CD, but if they wanted to see a true professional artist give 100% and have a red hot go at songs that make the greatest vocalists shrink, well come along and enjoy the ride of an amazing talent, on stage, letting her heart and soul out for us all to enjoy." Well Whitney has never really been known for her live performances, not since the 80s anyway, but this hardly seems like a "professional artist" giving "100%". I know Houston is not like she used to be, BUT THEN DON'T TOUR!! I wouldn't be surprised if the tour ended early. Watch what some of the concert goers had to say below. Pretty harsh!!!![source]

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KYLIE MINOGUE LIGHTS UP THE ELLE STYLE AWARDS

Our ladies Kylie & Dannii Minogue showed up at the Elle Style awards looking as ravishing as always in YSL and Lisa Ho, respectively. Kylie presented an award to her sister Dannii for Best TV Star during the ceremony. Love the Minogue girls. We should be friends. Dannii is expecting her first child this summer and recently announced that she will sit out of this round of X Factor auditions, but has not quit the show. She wrote on her twitter, " I have not quit The X Factor - if possible I would love to be a part of the live shows and continue to fly the Team Minogue flag." We hope so too. Kylie is currently hard at work on her next as-yet-untitled album. [image]

SCENE FROM "THE RUNAWAYS" MOVIE. CHERIE MEETS JOAN

The Runaways is a movie about the legendary, jail-bait, all-girls rock band from the 70s that gave us Joan Jett and Lita Ford, among others. The movie centers around the lead singer, Cherie Currie, and Joan Jett. I have featured a couple of trailers, but here is a short scene from the movie where Cherie is approached by Joan and her manager to join the band. Watch Dakota Fanning be all grown up and shizz. I can't wait for this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know. I say that everytime I write about the movie. What? Are you gonna cry about it? [source]


THE RUNAWAYS: Joan Meets Cherie - A funny movie is a click away

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

NEW ROBBIE WILLIAMS VIDEO: MORNING SUN

Robbie Williams is back with another song and video from his excellent Reality Killed the Video Star album. Morning Sun blasts Robbie off into space to the slow, melancholy tune that "blasts off" itself into a great crescendo. Pretty great song and, of coures, Robbie is about as cute as can be.

VAMPIRE WEEKEND HAS A GAY KEYBOARDIST!

YEA!! I knew I liked them for some reason. Vampire Weekend, the indie rock sensation, has a big ol' gay keyboard player, and he's a cutie. Rostam Batmanglij recently came out to Out Magazine about his gayness and how he hopes to inject (no pun intended) a gay sensibility into the band's music. He says he hopes the song "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" becomes a gay anthem. "With that song I was having fun, but at the same time it was honest — those lyrics are meaningful to me, they come from my heart,” Batmanglij says. “I was disappointed when it didn’t become a gay anthem, but, you know, it’s not too late.” C'MON GAYS!! GET WITH THE PROGRAM!! SUPPORT A BROTHER! Anyway, it's good to see someone brave enough to come out in the music industry. I bought the new Vampire Weekend album when it came out and it rocks. Check it out, y'all!! [source]

LADY GAGA DONS A STRAP-ON FOR Q MAGAZINE

Gaga has a great sense of humor! After all the bullsit rumors about her having a penis, Lady Gga has the last laugh on the cover of Q Magazine. Gaga tells the British mag, "We all know that one of the biggest talking points of the year was that I have a dick, so why not give them what they want?" she told the magazine. "I want to wear a dick strapped to my vagina." Hilarious!! Gaga, as you may know from reading my little blog, is the queen of everything and my hero. [source and image]

MASHUPS!!!! Gaga/Eurythmics, Lily/Britney, Beyonce/Celine

It's been a while since I trolled youtube for some good mashups, so I thought I'd share some with you today. Lady Gaga/Eurythmics, Lily Allen/Britney Spears, Beyonce/Celine Dion. Enjoy!

GET READY FOR "DIE HARD: WITH A DIAPER"

Just kidding. Bruce Willis is still a stud-muffin. Bruce has confirmed he is in negotiations to step back into the shoes of John McClain for the fifth time in the Die Hard franchise. The first Die Hard made Willis a movie star back in 1988 and he has had continued success with the films. Now at 54, Willis is ready to go for it and he wants 2007's Live Free or Die Hard director, Len Wiseman, to direct again. Says Bruce, I think we're going to do a Die Hard 5 next year. I would hire Len Wiseman right now (to direct)." Willis says he wants the story to be "worldwide". Possibly to promote his new movie with Tracy Morgan, Brucey is also willing to poke fun at the action movies too. He jokes, ""I like so much more making fun of it, taking the p**s out of it, not making it a big deal and not making the fact that I've acted in a lot of movies a big deal. It's all illusion, and it's all bulls**t. It's a great job for me to have, but everything else you can set on fire. Making people laugh is the real deal." Until his action movie comes out, then laughing is for pussies. Right? Am I right? Of course I am. I think some titles could be "Just Die Already" or "I Died Hard and I Can't Get Up" or "Die Hard with Viagra" or "Die? Harly!". Whatcha think? [source]

JENNIFER LOPEZ NO LONGER WITH SONY

J. Lo is no longer with her long-time record label, Sony Epic. Her album Love? is no longer coming out. Her movie, The Back Up Plan (ugh) has been pushed back. What the hell is going on with J. LO? Well according to her manager, Benny Medina, "Jennifer had a wonderful relationship with the Sony Music Group, and they have shared many successes together, but the time was right to make a change that best serves the direction of her career as an actress and recording artist, she is grateful and appreciative to everyone at Sony for all that they accomplished." Now I think in manager-speak that might mean: "Jennifer put out a couple of crappy singles, no one wants them, Sony dumped her ass and now she needs a new label." Right? Doesn't that sound more likely? Unless by the "direction of her career as an actress and recording artist" he means away from popularity. I ain't trying to hate on Jennifer, but this is the way things work when you are not making your record company any $$$. Good luck, Jennifer. You need to get a nomination for something... besides a Blockbuster award. [source]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HOWARD JONES

Does the name sound familiar? Some of the songs will. Howard Jones, who turns 55 today, was a major pop star in the 80s and had a string of successful songs and albums... then went away. He was a major influence in synth-pop with hits like What is Love, New Song, No One Is To Blame, Everlasting Love and Life in One Day. Howard still tours and records when he feels like it, but mostly we can remember him by his wonderful 80s hits. Here are some of them for you. Happy B-day, Howard! [image]


Monday, February 22, 2010

GOLDFRAPP DISCUSS THEIR NEW ALBUM

Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, known together as Goldfrapp, are about to release what is sure to be one of my fave albums of 2010, Head First. Unlike the mostly down-tempo, beautiful music on their last disc, Seventh Tree, Head First is diving into 80s synth and picking up the beat to make it joyous and "jubilant". Here is their interview with Pitchfork.

Pitchfork: On your last album, Seventh Tree, there's a somewhat cynical song called "Happiness" that pokes fun at the idea of happiness. But Head First sounds genuinely happy. Did something happen in between to change your outlook?
Alison Goldfrapp: A whole bunch of stuff, which I won't go into-- do you know we've been through three managers in the last year? Anyway. With this album we definitely wanted to get back to the synths and drums, and do something jubilant. At the beginning we did some ballad-y songs, and I thought, "That's just not what we want to hear. Let's not pussyfoot around."
Pitchfork: A lot of the new songs sound like they would work well in 80s movies like Top Gun.
Will Gregory: Top Gun! [laughs] I don't like Top Gun. But I like the music of it-- it's got that great synth sound [hums a bar of Berlin's "Take My Breath Away"]. That sound is so uncool it's cool.
AG: Someone else said St. Elmo's Fire and American Gigolo.
Pitchfork: Do you guys like any of those movies?
AG: I don't know those movies.
Pitchfork: Musically and lyrically, this album is more direct than your others, which were sometimes undercut with irony or dread. Why did you feel comfortable being more direct this time?
WG: When we started out we had a hell of a lot of rules and regulations about what we could and couldn't do. There were no breakbeats, no guitars, no samples. But all the rules are gone now. It's just whatever sounds good at the moment. We don't like the idea of pulling punches by being cool. Like, if it's going in a certain direction, let's go there as far as some people who were very uncool-- like Billy Joel and ABBA-- went [laughs]. Those people really understand how a song works. That's something to learn from.
AG: And it's just bloody fun, isn't it? You start going [mimics opening synth riff of "Rocket"], "Dah! Dah! Dah!" and you just go, "Hey! Yeah, Van Halen! Let's do that!" You can't deny it. You want the drummer to come out and there will be water and glitter on his snare and huge reverb and, all of a sudden, it's like instant joy [laughs]. In my fantasy mind I'm wearing pink spandex and doing star jumps, but I just can't do star jumps. I'd have a serious fucking injury if I attempted a star jump.
Pitchfork: Well, if you start practicing now...
AG: Yeah. I need something behind the drummer that I could jump off of and go boing-- just hurling out into the audience. That girl from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs dives into the audience. But, really, I would just never ever have the balls to do that. I mean, what if the crowd just parted?
WG: They do, sometimes.
AG: Do they? Fuck!
Pitchfork: I remember reading about how Bono jumped onto a crowd from a 15 foot balcony early in U2's career. But when a fan tried to do the same thing right after him, the crowd didn't catch him because...
AG: ...he's not Bono! [laughs] Shit. That's awful. I heard Macy Gray threw a microphone out into the audience and it hit this little girl on the head once and the parents sued her. Apparently, it took a whole year and a huge amount of money to get them off her case. So you've gotta be careful what you do out there with the audience [laughs].

INVENTOR OF EASY-BAKE OVEN DIES

Ronald Howes, the inventor of the Easy-Bake oven, which taught extreme patience to children for generations, has died at the age of 83. Howes created everything from high-tech weapons to printers, but one of the most beloved creations will always be the kids' oven. Over 20 million have been sold since it first hit the market in 1963. You could replace a lot of cake-cooking light bulbs with that money! R.I.P, Mr. Howes. Your legacy is safe. [source]

GLEE TOPS UK ALBUM CHART

The phenom of Glee continues to take over the world. The show is a bona fide hit in the UK and now the album, Glee The Music, Season One Vol. 1, has taken the top spot on the Official Chart Company's top albums chart! YEA!! Glee-mania!!! The album has topped the import sales chart for three weeks, and the Vol. 2, which is set for release in the UK on March 15, is just outside of the top import sales chart. Several tracks have made the singles chart including Don't Stop Believin', It's My Life/Confessions Pt. 1, Keep Holding On, No Air and Somebody to Love. Expect to see a lot more of the Glee cast in the UK when the second part of season one takes to the air. The show returns her in April. GLEEEE!!!!! [source]

CPAC POLL REVEALS REPUBLICAN YOUTH DON'T CARE ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE...AT ALL

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has been holding some crappy meetings or something talking about how to ruin the country, but they DID come up with some interesting results on a poll they took When they asked a sample of the population, including 48% students, about what the most important issues were today, stopping gay marriage is tied for the LEAST important priority with reducing health care costs with 1% of the votes.. Reducing the size of federal government came in first with 52% putting it as one of the top 2 most important. Most of the big issues cited were concerning spending and war. Looks like the youth of America has spoken and they don't see what the big deal is.... EVEN THE REPUBLICAN YOUTH. See it's really generational people. [source and image]

A-HOLE QUEBEC SPORTSCASTERS GAY BASH JOHNNY WEIR

Just so you know, I am going to be angry in this post. Two piece-of-crap sports announcers from Quebec, Claude Maihot and Alain Goldberg, have verbally gay bashed the VERY underscored Johnny Weir after his amazy Olympic performance. They two dumb-asses took to the air to slur:

Mailhot: "This may not be politically correct. But do you think he lost points due to his costume and his body language?"
Goldberg: "They'll think all the boys who skate will end up like him. It sets a bad example."


Disgusting! These two nobodies need to remember they are talking about a world-ranked Olympic athlete who has accomplished more in his time on this earth than the two of them EVER will. The two jerk-offs then brought up South African runner, Caster Semenya, who was forced to undergo gender testing after the 2009 world track and field championships. Goldberg sputtered, "We should make him (Weir) pass a gender test at this point," Goldberg said. Then the other moron, Mailhot, suggested Weir should compete in the women's competition. INEXCUSABLE!! These men should not only apologize but lose their jobs forever. This kind of blatant homophobia has no place anywhere, more or less when you are speaking about an athlete of Weir's caliber. Shame on you, you two idiots. Karma will get you in some way. Karma will get you! Johnny was great at the games and certainly has set a good example in sportmanship and class. [source]

SIENNA MILLER IS STOKED TO BE BACK WITH JUDE LAW. DUH!

Who wouldn't be?? He is fine as all get out! Sienna Miller, one of my all time fave sluts, has been sneaking around again with Jude Law while they are both working in New York and now she is confirming they are bumping uglies again. Sienna tells the Daily Mirror, "It's going really well. I'm so happy actually, he's great." If you'll remember, the last time Sienna was with Jude he Tiger-Woods'ed her with his kids' nanny!! Nanny 911 indeed! Since then they've collectively had sex with most people you know, but now it's true love again. Time heals all wounds I guess. Good luck, whores!!! (Disclaimer: His being a whore in no way makes me NOT want to do it with Jude) [source]

BETTY WHITE CAMPAIGN IS A SUCCESS

The facebook campaign to get Betty White her hosting gig on SNL has paid off.....mostly. While White will most likely be hosting, it won't be on her own. EW reports that instead of hosting by herself, Betty will be joined by a list of female comedians like Molly Shannon, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. NBC insists this has not been confirmed yet. While that could be loads of fun as well, I would like to see Betty do it alone. I mean, if January Jones could get through her dreadful episode, Betty could do it in her sleep! Ashton Kutcher has hosted multiple times for gay's sake! Give Betty her own show!!! [source]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELLEN GREENE

Ellen Greene, the genius creature who played Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors on stage and screen, is 59 today! Ellen never really found another role that fit her as perfectly as Audrey, and apparently being a crazy beyotch doesn't help, but we can always enjoy her singing the excellent songs from Little Shop. Here is some Ellen enjoyment.

BAFTA WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The British Academy of Film and Television Awards, or BAFTAs, were announced and The Hurt Locker was the big winner. The British standard of the Academy Awards, the BAFTAs celebrate the best in movies and television. Sometimes the same, sometimes different than the winners at the Oscars, the BAFTA is a much coveted trophy. I'm soops happy to see Colin Firth's name on the list, but lost my mind and my breakfast when I saw that Kristen Stewart receieved a "rising star" awards. Ugh! Anyhoo...... here is the list of winners. [source]

Best Film: 'The Hurt Locker'
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, 'The Hurt Locker'
Best Actor: Colin Firth, 'A Single Man'
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, 'An Education'
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, 'Inglourious Basterds'
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, 'Precious'
Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, 'The Hurt Locker'
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, 'Up in the Air'
Best Animated Film: 'Up'
Best Foreign Language Film: 'A Prophet'
The Orange Rising Star Award: Kristen Stewart
Production Design: 'Avatar'
Outstanding British Film: 'Fish Tank'
Best Makeup: 'The Young Victoria'
Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell, 'The Young Victoria'
Best Visual Effects: 'Avatar'
Best Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd, 'The Hurt Locker'
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: Joe Dunton
Best Film Editing: 'The Hurt Locker'
Best Sound: 'The Hurt Locker'
Best Music: Michael Giacchino, 'Up'
Best Animated Short: 'Mother of Many'
Outstanding Debut: Duncan Jones, 'Moon'
Best Short Film: 'I Do Air'
Best Animated Short: 'Mother of Many'

Sunday, February 21, 2010

MATT DAMON AND MICHAEL DOUGLAS TO PLAY LOVERS IN NEW FILM

WHAT? Talk about an odd couple. ha. Michael Douglas recently let it slip that Matt Damon will play his young lover in a movie about the life of famed musician Liberace. Guess which one is Liberace. If you guessed Matt Damon, YOU'RE AN IDIOT. Just kidding. You're probably not. Michael revealed, " Matt Damon's going to be my young love, " adding, "God bless Matt. He's right to take chances. It's smart to mix it up a bit and maintain the [Bourne trilogy] franchise and still get to do a picture that turns you on." How 70s of him to say "turns you on". I'm guessing CZJ doesn't let him speak to her in that manner. Anyway, should be interesting. Will Michael playing gay get him an Oscar? Hope so. I think it will be fun anyway. [source]

STEPHEN COLBERT IS "QUEEN FOR A DAY" AT THE OLYMPICS

Stephen Colbert decided to visit the Olympic Pride House in Vancouver, a place set up during the games for LGBT athletes and friends and family to hang out and be comfortable. Colbert took his show to the games and visited several of the houses while he was there. Speaking with Pride House director Jennifer Breakspear, Colbert did a full report. When Breakspear told him that wearing the Pride pin would make him "queer for a day", Colbert asked if he would be "queen for a day". He also asked if LGBT was some kind of sandwich. I love Stephen Colbert. He uses exactly the kind of humor I enjoy: Taking ridiculous people and their idiotic beliefs and making them the target of satire. Here is a clip from Colbert and Breakspear's introduction where he tells her "I do the show in character and he's an idiot. He is willfully ignorant of what you know and care best about." HAHAHA!! She also replies, "much like our Prime Minister." SNAP!!! Watch the hilarious clip below. [source]

FLASHBACK: #1 SONG THIS WEEK IN 1990 WAS.....

Paula Abdul's Opposites Attract. Well, technically it's Paula Abdul with The Wild Pair, and in the video, MC Skat Kat. The single was the 6th, count 'em, 6th from her smash debut album Forever Your Girl. The song went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for three weeks. It was Paula's 4th chart topper from the album. Only three other people have ever had 4 #1s from a single album: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and George Michael. 80s anyone? Anyhoo, Paula had a few years to go before she hopped on the crazy train, so she was able to put together one of her most memorable videos, a tribute to Gene Kelly's dance with Jerry the Mouse, in which she dances with MC Skat Kat. It's cutesy! Anyway, check out the #1 song from this week in 1990 Opposites Attract.

Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract - These bloopers are hilarious

Saturday, February 20, 2010

COURTNEY LOVE PERFORMS IN LONDON

Looks like Courtney Love is pulling it together! Here is a great vid of her performing her comeback show in London. She sounds and looks great. Go, Courtney!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RIHANNA!

My crazy-haired lady Rihanna is 22 today, ya'll! Seems like she should be older, right? Rihanna, one of the top selling artists of the past decade, has had a tough year or so, but seems to be back on track. Her highly underrated album, Rated R, is still on my most played list. Honestly people, you gotta get this record. Anyway, in celebration of RiRi's 22nd, here are some highlights of her career so far.












Friday, February 19, 2010

ON THE TRAIN TO BOSTON

videoLooking at NYC while taking the train to Boston to meet my boyfriend's
brand new nephew! See y'all later!

JUDGE GIVE CHRIS BROWN A GOOD REPORT AT PROBATION HEARING

I would ask Rihanna's face about this. Chris Brown, the Ike Turner of this generation, was in LA to face Judge Patricia Schnegg (that is such a pretty name) for a hearing about how his five year probation for beating Rihanna is going. I guess it was all peaches and cream because the Judge had all kinds of praise for the woman-beating a-hole. She remarked on how Chris hasn't missed one visit to his domestic abuse counselor and has done 32 days of "hard" labor in his home state of Virginia. I think for "hard labor" they should have let every woman in America that has been the victim of domestic abuse take a swing at his face with their blunt object of choice. That's just me. Anyway Chris is meeting his court required obligations so the Judge also cleared Brown to travel outside the US. Women of the world, be ready to duck. Chris is on the lose. In case you haven't gleaned it from this post, I hate Chris Brown and think domestic abuse is vile beyond forgiveness. Yea me! [source]

TIGER WOODS IS SORRY...IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

Here is the "I'm sowwy" from Tiger Woods. He tries to explain his "irresponsible and selfish" ways and apologize for his public disgrace. He talks about what is going on with his family and what lies ahead. Watch the FULL video below and judge for yourself.

ELTON JOHN THINKS JESUS WAS SUPER SMART..AND GAY

If Elton says it's true, then it must be true! Elton John has always been an opinionated person. That's no secret. This particular opinion might raise some eyebrows. In a recent interview with Parade.com Elton says, "I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel." Good point. I don't know where he is drawing the conclusion that Jesus was gay, but the rest of the statement really can't be argued with. Whether you believe in the lessons in the Bible or not, Jesus was talking about compassion and love and forgiveness. It's all the crazies that made up the stuff about what "God hates" and bullshit like that. It would explain a lot of Jesus were gay. I mean, those abs!!! Of course everyone is losing their minds over Elton's comments. One delusional commenter on TheDailyBeast.com says, "While I have had some appreciation for Elton John's music... he could not be further from the truth on this matter regarding Jesus. It is clearly stated in Leviticus 18:22, 23; that Christ sees homosexuality as an abomination." Um... no. Leviticus is in the OLD Testament. Christ wasn't saying anything in the Old Testament, you idiot!!! Also I believe their are many "Christians" who ARE in fact much further from the truth than what Elton is stating. People are idiots. If everyone ACTUALLY followed the lessons that Jesus taught, maybe there would be less hate and more compassion. ps.. I am not a religious person, so don't think for a second that I am. I just believe we should all treat each other a little better. That's all. [source]

MADONNA FRIDAY: NOTHING REALLY MATTERS

Madonna is always searching for a new way to express herself. Her critically acclaimed, commercial smash Ray of Light was her most spiritual album to date. Taking influences from kabbalah and inspiration from her newly born daughter, Lourdes, Madonna's ROL album was very emotional. The song Nothing Really Matters looks into Madonna's past obsession with fame and fortune and how, once you find love, all of that seems less important. The song was released in 1999 with basically no promotion from Madonna's record label in the US, resulting in her lowest charting on the Hot 100 (#93) but reaching #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play Chart and #27 in Singles Sales. The song was however a top 10 hit in the UK. The video is visually stunning and one of Madonna's most creative. Set in what looks to be a Japanese geisha house, Madonna is wearing a kimono and carrying a large... um..... well, sack. Different people are shown carrying the same thing around, representing possibly a baby or the ideal of love. Who knows for sure.There is also a section that features butoh dance moves. It's weird and I love it! Anyway, enjoy Madonna's Nothing Really Matters.




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Thursday, February 18, 2010

J.K. ROWLING ACCUSED OF PLAGIARISM AGAIN

I don't believe this for even a millisecond! J.K. Rowling, the brilliant mind behind the Harry Potter series has described many times how she came up with her ideas for the wonderful series of books that deal with a school for witches and wizards. We have all seen the movies and watched the stories develop from children's tales to more adult situations such as death and budding sexuality. Now British children's author Adrian Jacobs has added Rowling's name to an already existing lawsuit against Rowling's publisher and manager claiming the Harry Potter books are little to close to the stories in her 1987 book The Adventures of Willy the Wizard: No. 1 Livid Land. That name alone makes me not want to read it. She says she created wizard schools and games and hospitals and prisons. Whether or not there is a similarity, isn't it true that their are similarities in MANY tales written throughout history. I mean there's a bad guy, a good guy, a girl, blah blah blah. Anyone could sue anyone for that. J.K. Rowling has more money than god and she will always be sued for something I am sure. Rowling has stated through a spokesperson that she has "certainly never read the book". SNAP! I am siding with J.K. on this one. That woman is a genius. Suck it, Adrian Jacobs. Your book was a failure and now your all mad about it. DO NOT MESS WITH DANIEL RADCLIFFE. He will get his drag queen friends after your azz. [source and image]

MEL B. GIVES GOOD HEAD

NOT LIKE THAT!!! Would lil' ol' me write a story like that? I don't think so. (This just in: I would) No. This is all about the haircut. Mel showed up at LAX sporting a new 'do. One side of her head is shaved. Now I would normally go on about how weird it was, but considering it's Mel, I think it looks pretty damn cool. With a body like Scary has been sporting the last couple of years, who really cares what the hair looks like anyway, huh? Didn't Casey do this already though? Casey who, you ask? Exactly. Exactly. [source and image]

KE$HA IS THE WORLD APPARENTLY

Ke$ha is showing the Billboard charts who exactly IS the world. Her hit drunken-girl hit Tik Tok has held off the (not very good) remake of We Are the World (I call it We AREN'T The World, myself) to stay at #1 for a 9th consecutive week. Now while I am all for the remake raising as much money as possible for relief in Haiti, I have to agree with Jay-Z, who blasted the remake for being unoriginal, and say that it is WAY WAY WAY beneath the original as far as quality is concerned. It probably hurt it's sales a little. But I want to be very clear, I believe you should purchase this song in support of relief in Haiti....... but while you are on iTunes, if you haven't already, download Ke$ha too because it's soops sweet!! Tik Tok has remained at #1 the last few weeks despite debuts by Taylor Swift and strong showing by Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas. Meanwhile Ke$ha second single, Blah Blah Blah is Billboard's Gainer jumping from #22 to 11. She is on a roll. [source]

UGANDAN GAYS FIRE BACK AT DISGUSTING PASTOR

I rarely write about things that make me super-angry, but this one has to be noted, not because of the hatefullness of the pastor, but because he is being proven the REAL pervert. "Pastor" Martin Ssempa of Uganda arranged for people from his "church" to watch, what he deemed to be, regular gay porn. What he showed his followers were fetish videos showing acts that NO GAY PERSON I KNOW is into. Not to mention that the bigots and morons he showed the videos to were too stupid to realize that straight people do the things they were shown also. OH, did I mention some of the people he showed these videos to were CHILDREN??? What? Okay. Well now a gay group in Uganda is calling BULLSHIZZ on Ssema. They are pointing out that the pastor, who is probably watching those videos now and abusing himself, was doing wrong by promoting pornography in his church and exposing minors to sexually explicit material. Nthateng Mhlambiso of the gay rights group Behind the Mask tells the BBC “Showing pornography in church in the presence of minors is twisted homophobic propaganda, where homosexuality is equated to paedophilia and pornography," she said. It's bad enough that this "pastor" is claiming he is doing all this in the name of God, but to have children watch these images is sick. If thee is a hell, I am POSITIVE that Ssempa will be burning in the deepest, darkest part of it. [source]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOLLY RINGWALD

Everyone's fave teen from the 80s, Molly Ringwald, is 42 today! Molly was THE girl of the 80s, starring in a string of ultr-hip successful teen comedies such as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and The Breakfast Club. Though she never quite transitioned into adult roles fully, she did have a couple of hits with Betsy's Wedding and the show The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family. Molly is still around and going strong and thanks to her 80s films, her legacy will be around forever. Happy B-day, Molly!!! Watch this amazy tribut video to Ringwald.

LILY ALLEN PERFORMANCE AT THE BRIT AWARDS

CUTE!!! I heart Lily and she did an adorable performance of The Fear at the BRIT Awards earlier this week. Lily won the award for Best British Female and I couldn't agree more. She is sassy, brash, talented and funny. Her music and lyrics are top notch and she puts on a great live show. I saw her at Roseland last year (hence the pic. Yes. I said "hence"). Anyhoo, enjoy Lily's performance or you will be severely punished.

GARY COLEMAN LOSES HIS SHIZZ ON THE INSIDER

My, oh, my! Gary Coleman was a guest panelist on The Insider and I was wondering why! Well, turns out they were just waiting to provoke him into a fit. When they began to question Coleman about a recent arrest for domestic abuse against his wife, he went apeshizz crazy. Lisa Bloom gets Gary to the point where I thought he was going to beat her azz. Watch below as the pint-sized former child star flips his lid and runs off the set. It's like Kanye's mini-me.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

AVRIL LAVIGNE, ALICE FROM THE FILM ALICE IN WONDERLAND

A lot of people are hating on this song, but I kinda like it! I miss Avril. I like all her albums and some of her songs are among my faves of the last ten years or so. While I do think she yells a little on this song, doesn't she do that on other songs? I like it. There. I said it. What do you think? Keep in mind, if you don't agree with me..... you're wrong. Ha!

KRISTEN WIIG FINALLY GETS HER STARRING ROLE

Kristen Wiig, the best thing to happen to the world in general, is finally getting a movie of her own! "Freaks and Geeks" creator Paul Feig is directing Wiig in a movie about two ladies fighting over who will plan their friends wedding. Kristen wrote the screenplay along with Annie Mumolo. It's about time Kristen got a lead role in a movie. HELLO!!!! No word yet on who the other lady will be starring opposite her, but she better bring her A game! [source][image]