Sunday, October 31, 2010

First Listen: Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi - "I see the light" from Disney's "Tangled"

  Disney is getting ready to release its upcoming animated feature, "Tangled", and here we have the first released song from the soundtrack, "I see the light", a duet by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi who lend their voices to the main characters of the film. The song and the rest of the soundtrack is composed by none other than Oscar winner Alan Menken, who was responsible for the score of "Beauty & the Beast" ,"The Little Mermaid", or "Aladdin" among others. Click below to listen to this wonderful song!

  If you want to learn more about the movie itself, just click on the video below to watch a fantastic featurette explaining all the secrets behind the making of this amazing animated film.

Are you looking forward to Disney's "Tangled"? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Kristin Davis is rooting for "Sex and the city 3"

  Kristin Davis has recently stated that she is still interested in reprising her role of Charlotte in a third installment of "Sex and the City" for the big screen, although there are no concrete plans as of yet.

  "As far as I know, we have no script for the third," Davis said of the possibility. "But I would never say never, we'd be thrilled if it happened."

  Davis isn't the only one hopeful for a third movie, just recently co-star Sarah Jessica Parker stated that the franchise was still very much alive and that the idea of a new sequel was not completely ruled out. However, this contradicts Chris Noth's claims that "the press killed it" after the sequel received a series of lukewarm reviews.

  Are you still up for more "Sex and the City"?

"Practical Magic" TV show on the works

  Brace yourselves because another movie is about to be adapted to TV! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros is planning a television reboot of the 1998 supernatural film Practical Magic. If you recall, the film starred Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as two witch sisters who teach their children about magic.

 The TV show is still in its early stages and will be developed for ABC Magic. This isn't the first time the film has been adapted for television, back in 2003 a pilot for CBS starring Kim Delaney and Jeri Ryan was not picked up.

  Will you be interested on a show based on this movie? Tell me all about it in the comments!

Nelly Furtado releases new video

  Nelly Furtado is back with a greatest hits record and she has released a video for her brand new song, "The Night is Young". I'm still not feeling the song though and the video looks kinda cheap. After her excellent album "Loose" I believe Nelly can do so much better. Check out her new video above! Thoughts?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Katy Perry premieres "Firework" video

  Katy Perry has unveiled her new music video, "Firework", and it is simply one of the most beautiful videos I've seen lately. What a poweful message this song has, and the video embodies that perfectly. "Firework" is the third single from Perry's "Teenage Dream" album. Check it out above! Thoughts?

New music from Shayne Ward

   A new track from Shayne Ward's upcoming third album has leaked! This one's called "Close to Close" and it is so much better than Ward's first single! It is definitely a radio friendly song with a
catchy melody! Click below to listen!

New Kesha!

  Check out a new song from Kesha's forthcoming new album, "Cannibal", below! "Sleazy" is available at iTunes as a promo single only. Thoughts?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

ABC moves forward with "Charlie's Angels" pilot

  A remake of the popular TV show, "Charlie's Angels", was announced last november and now it seems that the project is moving forward. According to Deadline, a pilot is about to be made and it is going to be helmed by Smallville creators Miles Miller and Al Gough.

  Gough and Miller will executive produce the show alongside Drew Barrymore, Nancy Juvonen and Leonard Goldman, who worked on the original television series. As you may all recall, Barrymore starred in and produced two Charlie's Angels films.  Filming for the pilot is expected to begin in Miami in January, no cast has been announced yet.

  Are you looking forward for a new version of this hit series? Sound off in the comments!

Mariah Carey confirms pregnancy!

  It was about time! After months of constant rumours, singer Mariah Carey has finally confirmed that she is pregnant. Mariah had to pull out of a film in June and the rumours have been crazy ever since.

  "Yes, we are pregnant, this is true!" she told Access Hollywood. "It's been a long journey. It's been tough because I've been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy."

  The 40-year old singer says that due to the heavy speculation she was forced to come forward with the news: "At this point, there is no choice. I either talk or I hibernate," she said.

  The most shocking piece of news is that Carey also confirmed she had a miscarriage two years ago. "It kind of shook us both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult," Carey said. "When that happened... I wasn't able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy."

  Husband Nick Cannon admits that they have already the names picked up for their future baby, due in the spring. "The greatest gift on earth is a child," he said. "We’ve had names picked out from the first day we met and we want to stay true to that."

  Congratulations to the happy couple! It would have been so much easier for them to confirm the news months ago, but better late than never, I guess. Will Mariah write a song about this on her next album?

"In the Heights" closes on Broadway

  According to Playbill, the Tony-winning  musical "In the Heights" will play its final performance at the Richard Rodgers Theatre Jan. 9, 2011, at 7 PM. When it closes, the production will have played 29 previews and 1,185 regular performances.

  The farewell will include the return of original star and co-creator Lin-Manuel Miranda who will reprise his Tony-nominated role of Usnavi for the final two weeks of the Broadway run, Dec. 25-Jan. 9, 2011. "In the Heights" has had a three-year run on Broadway, and has won four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. A feature film is said to be in the works to adapt this spectacular musical to the big screen sometime in the future.

  This is truly sad news. Fortunately, I got the chance to see "In the Heights" last summer and it was definitely something else. The amazing actors, the dancing, the songs and the message of the story  are definitely worth watching. For those of you who have the chance to watch this spectacular production, I recommend you to get tickets before it closes next January, you won't regret it!

Click below to check out the 2008 Tony Awards performance of "In the Heights"!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley split

  After over two years dating, Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have split. The news has been confirmed by their rep and, according to US Weekly, the split happened around mid-September. “They’re professionals,” a source close to the couple explained. “They’re still good friends and hang out on the set.”

  Lets hope that they have remained good friends as they will probably have to see each other every day and possibly share romantic scenes for as long as the show is on the air.

 Are you sad to see another Hollywood couple bite the dust? Let me know in the comments! 

Album review: Merry Christmas 2 you - Mariah Carey

  It's been 16 years since Mariah released her "Merry Christmas" album, and still today, it is one of the most successful holiday albums ever. This is part of the reason why this new record was so highly anticipated by her fans all over the world. "Merry Christmas 2 you" is a collection of classic holiday songs mixed with original compositions written by Carey herself, and it is mostly on those new songs where the record reaches its highest note.

  The album starts strong, with a nice intro that leads to the uptempo and energetic first single, "Oh Santa". However this state of celebration is fleeting, as "O Little Town of Bethlehem / Little Drummer Boy" breaks the mood and turns the atmosphere into boring and predictable. "Christmas time is in the air again" is a slow and subtle jazzy tune that needs more than one listening in order to truly appreciate it, as its undeniable quality unfortunately suffers from being placed between two of the most boring tracks of the album.

  The record suffers from lack of direction at times and, instead of focusing on a more classic and traditional sound, there are bits and pieces that fail to fit with the holiday atmosphere, some with better results ("When Christmas Comes") and others with awful resolutions (the final and unneccesary r&b section of "Born is the King", the futile "Here comes Santa Claus", or the Christmas disco experiment "Auld Lang Syne - The New Year’s Anthem”).

  However, the album saves the best quality tracks for last, delivering a non-stop succession of poweful melodies, backing choirs and orchestral arrangements that should have been echoed in all the remaining tracks. Songs like “O Come All Ye Faithful / Hallelujah Chorus”, the new versions of "O' Holy Night" or "All I want for Christmas is you", and the best original track of the album, "One Child", reminds us why Mariah Carey has become one of the most unique voices in the music industry since the early 90's.

  Overall, this is a good holiday record that can hold its own against its predecessor but will never surpass it. It suffers from a terrible misplacement as far as tracklisting goes, but has enough quality material to be considered a good Christmas gift for the listener.

  Click below to listen to my favourite original track on the album, the beautiful "One Child". Will you be decorating your Christmas tree with Mariah this year?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Indiana Jones and Star Wars to be re-released in 3D!

   A part of movie history is about to be retouched because, according to Lucasfilm spokeswoman Lynne Hale, the six "Star Wars" movies will be re-released in 3D to cinemas in narrative order, beginning with 1999's The Phantom Menace and concluding with 1983's Return of the Jedi.

  The Phantom Menace 3D is scheduled to hit theatres in 2012 but there is no release date yet for any of the other sequels. "The process is really extensive, and we want to make sure each of the films gets the attention it needs, so we're not ready to talk about the release patterns of the other films" Hale said.

  On the other hand, another important franchise will also get the 3D treatment. According to website Blue Sky Disney, Lucasfilm will next month announce plans to bring its four Indiana Jones movies back to cinemas. This, of course, comes motivated after the incredible success the film "Avatar" has had at the box office worldwide.

  I really think it is great that we, and the new generations as well, get the chance to see these wonderful movies all over again, specially with the "Indiana Jones" saga which has never been re-released. As far as the 3D technology is concerned, as long as it makes sense and it goes hand in hand with the plot, audiences will be happy.

  What do you think? Is it neccessary to rewatch these films in 3D to appreciate them, or is it just a way for the studios to cash in on the 3D trend?

It's a "Glee" Christmas!

  Sources confirm that "Glee" is not only delivering a special Christmas episode this year but also an album complete with 12 holiday classics which will sure make the wish lists of many gleeks out there! This is not the first time that "Glee" and Christmas come together, the cast had already covered the song "Last Christmas" for last year's holidays, however it was not featured on an episode of the show. The track listing for the album will be as follows:

1. We Need A Little Christmas (Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer)
2. Deck The Rooftop (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, and Jenna Ushkowitz)
3. Merry Christmas Darling (Lea Michele)
4. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Chris Colfer and Darren Criss)
5. The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year (Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Heather Morris)
6. Last Christmas (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Chris Colfer)
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, and Jenna Ushkowitz)
8. O Christmas Tree (Matthew Morrison)
9. Jingle Bells (Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, and Kevin McHale)
10. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (k.d. lang and Morrison)
11. Angels We Have Heard On High (Amber Riley)
12. O Holy Night (Lea Michele)

Are you looking forward to Glee's special Christmas episode? Sound off in the comments!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bruno Mars sings about Z100's Jingle Ball's concert

  Click above to listen to Bruno Mars singing about the all star lineup for this years Jingle Ball concert in New York's Madison Square Garden. Even jingles sound amazing in this guy's voice! This will surely be a huge event, New Yorkers are so lucky!

Will you be going? Tell us in the comments below!

Missy Elliot is ready for a comeback

  "Crazy" is the word that Missy Elliot has chosen to describe her upcoming return to the music scene. The rapper has not released a record since 2005's The Cookbook and has stated that she is currently working on ideas for her new project: "I gotta figure out this video thing and then we gonna drop it. It's gotta be a whole thing, it's a puzzle for me. It's not just the record, it's about the video too," she told MTV.

  When talking about the video Elliot admits that, although there is nothing solid yet, she knows it will be "Something crazy. I'm taking my foot off this time. I don't know. Something crazy though."

  Missy's new album is tentatively titled  "Block Party". Are you looking forward for the return of the rapper? Tell me all about it in the comments!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Zuckerberg and Parker object to "The Social Network" portrayal

  Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has publicly stated his personal objection to the way he was portrayed in the movie based on his life, "The Social Network", claiming that his reasons for starting the site were completely misrepresented.

  During an appearance at Stanford University's 'Startup School' conference, Zuckerberg said: "The thing that I think is most thematically interesting that they got wrong is... the whole framing of the movie, I'm with this girl who doesn't exist in real life who dumps me". He explained that "they frame it as if the whole reason for making Facebook and building something was because I wanted to get girls, or wanted to get into some sort of social institution."

  Zuckerberg continued: "The reality for people that know me is that I've been dating the same girl since before I started Facebook so obviously that's not a part of it." However, he is quick to point out that one aspect of him was very accurate in the film: "It's interesting what stuff they focused on getting right. Every single shirt or fleece I had in that movie is actually a shirt of fleece that I own!"

  Zuckemberg is not the only one showing discomfort towards the movie, Napster founder Sean Parker has claimed that Justin Timberlake's incarnation of himself in the film does not match with the reality of what really happened.

  In the movie, Parker is portrayed as a ambitious party-loving person who acts as a mentor to Facebook's founder by manipulating him constantly. "It's a great performance of a character that isn't me," he told Us Weekly.

 Have you seen "The Social Network"? Do you believe the film's plot is far from the truth or this is just some public relations damage control? Let me know in the comments! 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kristin Davis returns to TV!

  Kristin Davis is planning her return to television as we speak, and her new show has potential! NBC has picked up "The Happiness Project ", a TV series which is based on attorney Gretchen Rubin's new memoir about one woman's quest to become truly happy. According to The Hollywood Reporter , How I Met Your Mother writer Kristin Newman is in talks to both write and produce the pilot.

  This will be the first time Davis stars on a major TV role since "Sex and the City" ended in 2004. Her previous TV roles include guest starring in shows like "Friends" or "Melrose Place".

  I'm really glad that someone has set eyes on Kristin's potential for a TV series of her own. After years playing Sarah Jessica Parker's sidekick on S.A.T.C., it is about time she has the opportunity to shine as well.

  Are you looking forward to this project? Express yourselves in the comments below!

Shayne Ward previews new video!

  Click above to watch a preview of Shayne Ward's new video for his single, "Gotta be Somebody", from his forthcoming third album. One word... HOT! Thoughts?

Michelle Trachtenberg to produce and star in CW pilot

  The CW is already preparing for pilot season and has ordered a script for a new drama to be developed by Michelle Trachtenberg. According to Deadline, the show will be produced by Gossip Girl’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and will star Trachtenberg as a criminology student who has a talent of profiling and a dark past. Apparently, the premise of the project is based on an idea by Trachtenberg herself.

  I guess this means she won´t become a series regular on "Gossip Girl" anytime soon. However, Michelle is too good to be just a supporting cast member, she's a talented young actress who deserves to shine in her own show. Lets just hope this project gets done!

  Are you interested in seeing Michelle back on TV? Let me know in the comments!

First Look: Eliza Dushku in "The Big Bang Theory"!

  Yes, it has become a reality! This coming November 4th, the former star of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Dollhouse" will guest star on the CBS comedy as a federal agent who interviews the gang  so that Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) can be allowed to work on a new project for the Defense Department. This episode is surely something to look forward to! Are you excited to see Eliza on your TV sets again?

Watch this: "Rabbit Hole" Trailer

  This movie looks really good! Finally an interesting new project with Nicole Kidman's name attached to it! Click above to watch the emotional trailer for her new movie, "Rabbit Hole". The performances and cast look promising!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cheryl Cole premieres "The Flood"

 In anticipation of her new album, "Messy Little Raindrops", Cheryl Cole is releasing "The Flood", a beautiful ballad, as her second single. Listen to it below! Thoughts?

Allison Mack talks Smallville exit

  As most of you may know by now, Allison Mack is no longer a series regular on the final season of "Smallville". However, we haven't seen the last of Chloe Sullivan, as she will reprise the role that made her famous for five episodes this season to wrap up her character's story arc. M

  Mack has explained the weirdness of this new situation with the show: It's an interesting transition. It feels very strange to not have this [show] be a part of my life every day. I feel very honoured that people seem to be missing me and I feel excited and thrilled about the next chapter of my life."

  Always a fan favourite, Mack states that she has had some input regarding her character's outcome on the show: I've had a few... opinions that I've thrown in there," she said. "[Showrunners] Kelly [Souders] and Brian [Peterson] are incredibly collaborative and we have a beautiful writing staff so I leave it to them most of the time."

  As far as her future goes, the actress wants to explore her options and doesn't rule out a return to television as long as the the projects presented to her are good. "I want to go where the good parts are, so the medium is not as specific for me as just making sure that I'm continuing to play good parts," she explained.

  Allison was one of the best actresses "Smallville" had so, in my opinion, it is better that her departure took place in the final season cause the show won't be the same without her. Sad to see her leave? Hit the comments below!

Another electrifying performance by Bruno Mars!

  I said it before and I'll say it again: Bruno Mars is definitely the best new artist of the year! He could sing the alphabet and still make it a memorable performance! Click above to watch him sing a special live version for of his next single, "Grenade", from his debut album "Doo-wops & Hooligans" out now! Can you resist his charm?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Natasha Bedingfield teases her new video!

  Natasha Bedingfield is about to release her third album, "Strip Me", and she is teasing her fans with a preview of her new video with the same name. Click above to watch! Thoughts?

Two Buffy alums guest star on "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice"

  Do you miss "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"? I sure do! For those Buffy fans out there, you are about to reunite with two of the former members of the scooby gang on your tv screens! Both Amber Benson and Nicholas Brendon are about to make an appearance on two shows created by Shonda Rhimes.

  Amber Benson has reportedly signed up to appear on the seventh episode of the current season of "Grey's Anatomy". She will be playing the estranged daughter of one of Cristina's patients. Benson isn't new to the Grey's universe, as she previously appeared on an episode of "Private Practice" as well, playing a different character.

  Nicholas Brendon, on the other hand, is making a guest appearance on Grey's spin-off, "Private Practice", with a far more juicy character. He will appear on a three-episode guest-starring arc, playing a mentally unstable character who ends up being a rapist! Wow, talk about a departure for Brendon since his Xander days on "Buffy" ! This role will surely give him good material to showcase his acting skills.

  Are you looking forward to these guest appearances? Weigh in on the comments below!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Cee Lo Green music!

  This guy is really coming up with some great tracks! Listen to a new song by Cee Lo Green called "Old Fashioned" below! This is what good quality music used to sound like! Thoughts?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Here it is! "Scream 4" Full HQ trailer!

 This movie looks awesome! What a terrific cast! After this preview, i'm almost sure the sequel will live up to its hype! Check out the trailer for the new installment of "Scream" above! Are you dying to be scared yet?

Update: I've added the cast appearance in Spike TV's Scream Awards where they previewed a different version of the teaser with alternate shots. Check it out below, and hurry before Youtube deletes it!

Glee does GQ... and it's sexy!

  Who knew these kids could get so PG! After all, they are so young and... naive? Not so much according to the new issue of GQ magazine, where the "Glee" cast shows a much more adult side of their personalities.

  In the inside interview, Cory Monteith talks about the "no trailer sex rule" imposed by creator Ryan Murphy stating he agrees with it because "There's a beautiful chemistry to this show, and messing with that would be dangerous." Cory explains: "It's the high school experience I always wanted. I remember I'd come home from fifth, sixth grade, and I'd watch 'Saved by the Bell' and be like, 'I hope my high school experience is like that.' And it totally wasn't. It sucked."

  Apparently, actress Dianna Agron was not very comfortable being shot with sensual clothing: "When it was just Lea and me, I was like 'We're in skimpy clothes, we're up against each other. This is feeding those rumors,'" she says. "I've never been shot in so little clothing."

  Lea Michele, on the other hand, seemed far more comfortable with the sexy attitude for the photoshoot. She confirms how close she is with the rest of the cast, specially fellow actor Chris Colfer: "If anything's going on in our lives, we have each other. One time, I was having a bad day, and I called Chris Colfer. He came over with a pint of ice cream and 'Madea Goes to Jail,' and it was, like, the best night of my life."

  What do you think of this brand new sexyfied image portrayed by the cast of "Glee"? Does it seem fitting for a family show? Sound off in the comments below!

Hayden Panettiere talks "Scream 4"

  With "Scream 4" all wrapped up and getting ready for its release on April 2011, actress Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes") reflects on the shooting of the film and her thoughts on the franchise. Click above to watch!

  In other "Scream 4" related news, director Wes Craven recently revealed that he was shocked to learn that couple Courteney Cox and David Arquette were separating after 11 years of marriage. "We didn't have any idea that was going on" he said to E! online. "It's very sad. I just about cried when I heard. It's a wrenching thing to happen to anybody that you love. I wish them both the best."

  It is truly sad that it has come to end this way for them, but lets hope they can get past this.
Are you impatient to see what "Scream 4" has in store for us?

Taylor Swift premieres "Mean"

  Taylor Swift has premiered another promo single from her upcoming album, "Speak Now". The track is called "Mean" and I have to say, I'm not really feeling this one. I believe it has too much of a "country" sound, although I'm loving the cover art!

  Listen to "Mean" below! Are you liking Swift's new music?

Eva Longoria raps for MTV

  This clip is highlarious! Eva Longoria prooves to us once more, how funny she can be. Watch her new promo for the MTV EMA's 2010 above! She should definitely do a sitcom after "Desperate Housewives" is over! Thoughts?

Heather Locklear attends fashion show with daughter Ava

  Believe it or not, it's been 13 years since Heather Locklear gave birth to her only daughter, Ava Sambora, who has now grown into a beautiful teenage model. She looked as beautiful and classy as her famous mom when they recently attended the WTB Spring 2011 Fashion Show together.

  Her father, Richie Sambora, was also there and his relationship with Locklear remains amicable as they both even posed together for pictures. Just recently, Locklear denied reports that she had inmediate plans to marry her boyfriend, actor Jack Wagner (her former on-screen husband on "Melrose Place").

  I'm glad to see Heather is doing great and looking gorgeous, and to see her daughter turning into a mini version of her is delightful. Lets hope she makes a comeback to television soon, her talent could be of use to many shows out there.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stan Lee approves new tv show based on "The Hulk"

  ABC recently announced that a new tv show based on the comic book, "The Incredible Hulk", was in the works. The potential television adaptation will be the first one since the popular one starring Lou Ferrigno from 1978 to 1982.

  "Hulk" creator, Stan Lee, has expressed his approval of the project, as he told The New York Daily News that he thinks "the potential for a successful Hulk TV show is greater now than ever." Lee explains: "For one thing, think of the sensational special effects available to us now, plus the fact that ol' green skin is known and loved worldwide."

  Taking into account the fact that two different actors have already played Bruce Banner (with a third in the works in "The Avengers" movie), maybe it is a good idea after all to have someone give stability to this character on a week to week basis. A TV show can certainly provide that, and the story has been already successful once, back in the day, so I'm thinking... why not?

Would you watch? Sound off in the comments!

Sigourney Weaver talks Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel

  Sigourney Weaver has recently commented on the upcoming Alien prequel ,which is being helmed by Ridley Scott (who directed the first "Alien" movie), stating that she completely trusts Scott for the job. Even though she's not involved with the project, the actress who starred as Ripley in the popular franchise, revealed to Shock Til You Drop that she is hoping to be able to give her input on the story: "If they needed help with the story, I could probably help them because I probably have a good sense of what people appreciate in the series and what they don't care about. So I hope they'll ask me."

  As far the female lead for the film, Weaver believes "she should be very different from Ripley. I think it's a trick thing because you want to get a good, young actress in there." The actress said: "But I would trust Ridley. He found me! It's an important decision. But, as with all of these Alien films, it's an ensemble film. It's very important who you pick for all the parts."

  When she looks back on the "Alien" franchise, Weaver finds it hard to pick a favourite, stating that "each one had, at the helm, such an original visionary. Ridley transformed the idea of space from this sterile, cerebral place to a place where people actually got up and had breakfast and swore and griped and carried on like regular people. Then Jim [Cameron] took it to a whole other scale of story and emotional resonance."

   I believe that finding a replacement for Sigourney is going to be really hard for Ridley Scott. She should definitely be a strong, charismatic, empowered character that the audience can identify with. Ripley was the heroine in the story, and one of the reasons the Alien movies were so good and entertaining in the first place.

  The Alien prequel is scheduled to be released in 2011. Are you excited for this movie?

Katy Perry teases her new video!

   Click above to watch a preview for the video, "Firework", Katy Perry's upcoming single from her latest album, "Teenage Dream". It looks really good, and so much better from the one she did for "California Gurls"! Click above to watch a sneak peek! Are you looking forward to the full version?

Gossip Girl co- stars not friends with each other

  Spotted! Apparently not all is good on the set of "Gossip Girl". Penn Badgley has recently admitted to The New York Post that he and his girlfriend, Blake Lively, are "not friends" with Gossip Girl co-stars Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr.

  Even though they have known each other for four years now, Badgley states that they do not share quality time off camera. When asked recently about his opinion on the news that co-stars Westwick and Szohr are back together as a couple, he simply stated: "Good for them," but added " "We're not friends. I mean, we just don't double date."

 Badgley also appears to be "tired" with his work on the show lately. "It is what it is," he said. "It's the fourth season. It's become routine."

  Do you think Badgley is hinting he wants out and his days on the show are numbered? Sound off in the comments! 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ne-Yo and Charice pay homage to Michael Jackson

 Singers Ne-Yo and Charice (recently popular from her appearance on "Glee") performed at the Mandalay Bay Events Center  in Las Vegas, as part of the David Foster and Friends special event. They performed the Michael Jackson classic, "Earth Song", and Charice completely stole the show. She appeared halfway through the performance and received a standing ovation.

 There is still no high quality video of this event but I will post it as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, click below to watch just a preview of the amazing talent this little girl has. She puts poor Ne-Yo to shame!

Take That releases new video with Robbie Williams

    Check out the video for Take That's first single as a five piece band. It is so good to see them back together again with Robbie Williams in the mix! The photography for the video is exquisite! Click above to watch "The Flood". Thoughts?

Morena Baccarin may appear in "The Avengers"

  As most of you may know by now, Joss Whedon will be helming "The Avengers", a movie adaptation of the Marvel comic book with the same name. The latest rumour is that actress Morena Baccarin ("V") could have been asked to star in the movie as the character of Janet Van Dyne, aka The Wasp.

  Recently at New York Comic-Con, Baccarin refused to confirm or deny the rumour that Whedon had an interest in her for the part. "I wish I had more information for you," Baccarin explained. "All I will say is I will never turn down an opportunity to work with him."

  If you recall, the actress worked previously with the director on the tv show "Firefly", as well as the follow-up movie "Serenity". Whedon has a tendency to work with the same actors over and over again, so the rumour could certainly become a reality.

  Morena has undeniable talent as we have seen on her TV show, "V", and I believe that a part on "The Avengers" movie could do a lot for her movie career, as she would avoid being typecast into playing evil characters. The Wasp could showcase her ability to portray a good and noble character as well, and I´m sure that Whedon would make the story original and believable.

  Would you like to see Morena Baccarin as a superhero in this movie? Sound off in the comments!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tune of the week: Joshua Radin - You got what i need

  This week I decided to choose a different kind of song, one breathtaking and soft acoustic piece of melody... almost whispered words of love. "You got what I need" is taken from Joshua Radin's latest album, "The Rock and the Tide". The album is pretty average and nothing special compared to some of his earlier work, but this song had me from the very beginning. Listen to it below!

Shayne Ward's "Obsession" photoshoot

  Click on the video above to watch Shayne Ward working on a new photoshoot for his new album, "Obsession". Not only can you watch Shayne in all his hotness but you can also listen to a new clip of his title track, "Obsession".

  Are you looking forward to new music from Shayne?

Rihanna's second single, "What's my name", leaks!

  As you can see in the pictures above, just recently, Rihanna was shooting the video in the street of New York  for her second single of her forthcoming album, "Loud". "What's my name" featuring Drake has now leaked and it sounds great, but not amazing. Maybe it will grow on me with a few more listens. Listen to the song below! Thoughts?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Album Review: Jenny Berggren - My Story

  Having been highly dissapointed by the new Ace of Base album, I was really anticipating the release of Jenny Berggren's first solo effort. For this project, Jenny surrounded herself with new producers and collaborators such as Terese Fredenwall, Simon Petrén and the Sthlm Sound Facility, in order to distance herself from the band and find her own new sound.

  It is essential to tap into this album keeping in mind that this is not a new Ace of Base release. It is indeed an electro-pop dance album, and yes, there are some catchy melodies but the similarities really end there. Where Ace of Base had reggae infused pop catchy tunes, here we are presented with a mature modern and sometimes obscure dance record with classical influences and some heavy dark lyrics at times.

  "My Story" starts with  a very dramatic intro that leads us into "Free me", a funky electronic track that sets the mood of the new sound we encounter. It is safe to say that the best section of the record is the first half, with songs such as "Living in a Circus", an upbeat track with a chorus that stays with you after a few listens, or "Dying to Stay Alive", the strongest tune overall with the permission of the first two singles, "Here I am" and the most recent one, "Gotta Go". 

  The rest of the record is quite acceptable with songs like "Air of Love" standing out, even though there is an overall feeling of lack of structure and even lack of soul. The production team should have definitely provided Berggren with stronger beats, as sometimes the sound seems unfinished and the marriage formed by lyrics & instrumentation do not seem to go hand in hand. 

  Overall, this is a quite decent debut for the former Ace of Base vocalist, and will probably attract new fans as well as old A.O.B. ones, who will surely connect much better with this record than with the band's most recent release, "The Golden Ratio".

  Click below to listen to my favourite track of the album, a dance beat called "Dying to Stay Alive", and probably the most similar to the old Ace of Base sound.

Bruno Mars performs on "Ellen"

  What a great performance this is! How many singers out there can perform live and sound almost better than the actual studio version? Bruno Mars certainly is one of them! Check it out above! The last part is amazing, Ellen is one lucky girl!

Michael Jackson's nephew, Austin Brown, previews new video!

This guy has some moves! He is definitely a Jackson and it shows! Austin Brown, is releasing his debut single, "Target Practice", from his forthcoming album, "85", and now you can get a first look at what the video is going to look like. Click above to watch a preview! It looks really good! You can listen to the song here.

Are you looking forward to his debut album?

New Kesha!

  She's back! Kesha has released her new single, "We R who we R", from her forthcoming re-edition, "Cannibal". The singer described the meaning behind her new song: "I wanted to inspire people to be themselves, It's a celebration of any sort of quirks or eccentricities."

  The song is really catchy and similar in style to her previous records. Listen to the Kesha's new track below! "Cannibal" is out November 22. Thoughts?

First Listen: Nicole Schenziger - Poison

  The Pussycat Dolls frontwoman is about to release her new single, "Poison", a Red One produced track which is going to hit the dance floors of every disco around the world very soon! Listen to it below! Are you feeling it?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tom Cruise may star in 'Top Gun 2'

  According to Vulture, Paramount Pictures is interested in resurrecting the franchise that made Tom Cruise a household name and has reportedly made offers to producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott to produce a sequel of the 80's action movie, "Top Gun".

  The interesting piece of news is that, Tom Cruise himself may be willing to reprise the role of Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell as long as the story is "not too obvious".

  I think it's great that after so many years of rejecting offers for a sequel, Cruise has decided to come down of his high horse and is finally willing to accept. However, I cannot help but think if this is a way of trying to regain the popularity he once had with the public and that has been deteriorated over the last few years.

  What do you say? Are you interested into a "Top Gun" sequel?

Update: Seems like Tom Cruise won't be involved in the possible sequel, after all. A representative for the actor has denied the rumour. Christopher McQuarrie ("The Usual Suspects") has confirmed he's been approached to write the script.

'The View' gets heated up!

  Usually, when Bill O'Reilly visits "The View", the conversation tends to get heated up but this time his controversial statements were just too much for co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar to stomach. Everything started with a conversation about how O`Reilly believes that "Americans are losing faith in President Obama". The final straw for Goldberg and Behar was regarding 9/11 and why the mosque was inappropiate, to which he responded: ""Because Muslims killed us on 9/11." Goldberg response had to be bleeped out and both co-hosts left the interview looking very upset by that statement.

   I have to say that, even though this is a sensitive issue, O'Reilly was way out of line. In this day and age, you simply cannot paint everybody with the same brush, and to classify all Muslims into a single, homogenous group is both absurd and dangerous. Statements like that only lead to hate and war instead of tolerance, and you have to be careful with what you say on TV because your words have actual impact on people. This goes way beyond Republicans or Democrats... it's just plain common sense!

  Watch how it all happened in the clip above and express yourselves in the comments!