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Monday, February 28, 2011

First Listen: Summer Rain - Matthew Morrison



Click below to listen to Glee´s Matthew Morrison first solo record, Summer Rain.




What do you think of his debut single?

First Watch: Born This Way - Lady Gaga


 Lady Gaga has premiered her anticipated new music video for her new single, Born This Way. The video was directed by Nick Knight and features choreography by Laurie Ann Gibson. 

Click above to watch!

Thoughts?

Oscars 2011 Winners List


 For those of you who missed it or just want a quick recap of what took place last night at the Kodak theater in Los Angeles, check out the winners list for the Academy Awards 2011 below:

Best Picture – “The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role – Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

Actor in a Supporting Role – Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

Actress in a Leading Role – Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Actress in a Supporting Role – Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

Animated Feature Film – “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction – “Alice in Wonderland” Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

Cinematography – “Inception” Wally Pfister

Costume Design – “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood

Director – “The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper

Documentary (Feature) – “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Documentary (Short Subject) – “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Film Editing – “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Foreign Language Film – “In a Better World” Denmark

Makeup – “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score) – “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song) – “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″ Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Short Film (Animated) – “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

Short Film (Live Action) – “God of Love” Luke Matheny

Sound Editing – “Inception” Richard King

Sound Mixing – “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

Visual Effects – “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Adapted Screenplay – “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Original Screenplay – “The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

What did you think of the ceremony? Were Anne Hathaway & James Franco good hosts?

Sound off in the comments!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Madonna Working With Diagram Of The Heart For New Album


 Brace yourselves because the Queen of Pop is about to return! According to The Sun, Madonna is in the process of looking out for producers and collaborators for her next album and has chosen Diagram Of The Heart, a British band that mixes elements of pop with dance, as one of the potential candidates to create new music with her.

 Lead singer Kye Sones confirmed the rumours via Twitter: "Was up all last night working on some beats for the queen. Have some nice ideas for her...."

 He also thanked fans for their support and good wishes on this new collaboration: "Thanks for all ur Madge tweets. Can't say too much but thanks for all the love! Diagram"

 At this point, very little is known about Madonna´s new record except that she is aiming for a return to her dance roots.

 Her manager, Guy Oseary, tweeted some info regarding what direction she was going for: "most of the music madonna is liking for new album are from all unknown producers. from what she played me, the tracks sound amazing"

 He also tweeted: "I've always wanted to a madonna unplugged, the new album will be quite the opposite of unplugged. I have one word for you: DANCE"

 Click below to listen to some tunes from Diagram Of The Heart!





Are you looking forward to Madonna´s return?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Love Wedding Marriage Trailer


 Click above to watch the trailer for Love Wedding Marriage starring a magnificent cast that includes Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz, Jane Seymour, James Brolin, Christopher Lloyd, Jessica Szohr along with a few other surprise appearances.

 The movie looks pretty good! Will you watch?

HBO Turns Down Diane Keaton´s "Tilda" Pilot


 HBO has finally decided to pass on the pilot Tilda, despite all the previous buzz it generated and its high profile cast which included Diane Keaton, Ellen Page and Jason Patric.

 The comedy told the story of a ruthless Hollywood blogger (Diane Keaton) who was said to be based on Deadline Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke.

 The pilot seemed to be doomed since the beginning, as tensions on the set led to creator Cynthia Mort leaving the project early on.

 In a statement, HBO stated: "HBO has decided not to move forward with Tilda. Despite everyone's best efforts ultimately this was not the right show for us at this time."

 It is such a shame that the project did not work out for them. Watching Diane Keaton on our TV sets on a weekly basis would have definitely been worthwile.

 What do you think? Are you sad to see HBO has pulled the plug on Tilda?

Watch This: Till The End Of Time - Timothy Bloom feat.V.Bozeman


If you are into soulful, pure and simple love songs you seriously need to check out this music video. It is the perfect depiction of beauty and love made into music and image.

Click on the video below to watch, and then hit the comments to tell us what you think!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Michael Jackson´s Mother & Kids Appear On GMA


 It´s been almost two years since Michael Jackson passed away, and both his mother Katherine Jackson and his kids are still dealing with grieve.

 Good Morning America catched up with Prince, Paris and Blanket while they participated on a special event in order to help the homeless with the Heal The World Foundation just like their father did.

 It´s so good to see the kids smiling and adjusting to life although one cannot help but wonder if Michael would have liked to see them so exposed to the public eye after all he went through to keep their privacy intact.

 Click on the video above to watch! Thoughts?

First Listen: "Glee" Original Songs



 The first two original songs written for the hit show Glee have debuted!  Click below to listen to Loser Like Me, an uptempo song penned by Max Martin and , Get It Right, a ballad sung by Lea Michele.






 Do you believe Glee should feature more original songs in the future?

Tune Of The Week: Give A Little - Hanson


 Here at Radio Pop Action! we love happy feel good tunes, and this is why we´ve chosen Hanson´s new song as our latest tune of the week.

 Give a little is the second single from their latest album Shout It Out and it is the typical song that would give you energy on an early Monday morning.

Click below to watch the video! Thoughts?

Vanessa Carlton Returns With New Music


 After a long hiatus since her latest effort Vanessa Carlton is finally returning with a fourth studio album called Rabbits On The Run.

 This new record is a different musical approach from her previous ones, as she has parted ways with her former labels The Inc/Universal Motown and self-financed the whole project.

 Click below to watch a promo video of Carlton explaining the recording process in anticipation of what surely will be her most organic record ever.


Listen to 5 Seconds Of Every Number One Hit Song!


 Have you ever wondered how many of the songs you know and love have actually reached the number one spot in the US Billboard Charts?

 Now you can! Click below to listen to five seconds of every single #1 song in history on the hot 100 until 1992.

 It is so cool to actually perceive the evolution of music through the different decades! It almost feels like the soundtrack of a lifetime!

Five Seconds Of Every #1 Pop Single Part 1


Five Seconds Of Every #1 Pop Single Part 2

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Bad Teacher" Trailer



 Click above to watch the trailer for the comedy Bad Teacher, the movie that reunited exes Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake on the big screen. It looks unexpectedly funny!

 Thoughts?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Glee Recap: Blame It On The Alcohol


 After a two week hiatus (sorry for that) our Glee recap is back in full force so if you haven´t watched this week´s episode, Blame It On The Alcohol, I advise you to stop reading as of now. If you have seen it then I suggest you grab an aspirine cause it´s about to get dizzy...

 This week´s episode features the kids of New Directions own musical version of alcohol awareness. Some might question whether Glee is the appropiate show to tap into such a serious issue as teenage alcoholism... not me. The Fox hit show has never been suited for young children and since its inception it has made reference to sex, bullying, drugs or unwanted teenage pregnancies. If you´re scared your children might see something inappropiate just switch the channel and watch something else!

 Once again the episode had its moments but it was not great  We definitely have to congratulate Lea Michele on being such an incredibly funny actress as her portrayal of drunk Rachel Berry was absolutely some of the best comedy we´ve seen in the show for a while. Another stellar moment was Blaine and Rachel´s duet who displayed such tremendous chemistry not even alcohol could mess it up (seems that the writers finally came up with a perfect excuse to put these two in a room singing together!).

 Kurt scenes with his dad were, once more, something to look forward to as it balanced the episode with some realism and relatable characters. The show could clearly use more of these two. I think it´s safe to say it is time for Kurt to return to Mckingley High.... and bring Blaine with him!

 As far as the weaknesses of the show go, Mr Shue´s secondary storyline of him getting drunk and dealing with his personal life lacked substance and direction. Loss of realism seems to become an ongoing issue for Glee as some moments in this episode felt really difficult to digest, such as the kids being drunk while performing without getting expelled or Mr Schue drunk dialing Sue instead of Emma.

So, to sum it up:

The Best: Drunk Rachel at the party playing spin the bottle, kissing Blaine and choosing him as her new duet partner. The Grease reference with Sue and Becky over the intercom.

The Worst: Mr Schue and coach Bieste partying and getting drunk in the process.

Quote To Remember: "Kesha has been a cultural icon for weeks and I really want to do her music
justice" by Brittany.

Best Musical Number: Tik Tok by Brittany & the cast.

The Moment: Kurt speaking to his dad about whether it is appropiate to have sleepovers with a gay friend without asking for his permission.

What do you have to say about the episode? Stop spinning around ideas and express your thoughts in the comments!

Bill Murray Speaks About 'Ghostbusters 3'


 Bill Murray appeared recently on The Howard Stern Show, and adressed the rumors regarding his possible involvement with Ghostbusters 3.

 Just recently, director Ivan Reitman confirmed that a script for the sequel was sent to Murray but he has yet to hear back from him.

 Click below to listen to a clip of Murray speaking about the franchise and his thoughts on the long-awaited sequel.

 

First Look: On the set of Michael Jackson´s "Hollywood Tonight" video


 Production on the new Michael Jackson music video, Hollywood Tonight, has begun.

 The Teddy Riley produced track is the next single taken from Michael, the first album with previously unreleased recordings from the king of pop.

 The music video is being directed by Wayne Isham who has worked with Jackson before in the videos for You Are Not Alone and Whatzupwitu.

 Additionally, plans are also underway to release another single and music video for the fan favourite song Behind The Mask, although there are no further details available at the moment.

Click below to watch a clip of the dancers shooting the video (Courtesy of TMZ) which includes Sofia Boutella (who has previously danced with Madonna on tour).

Thoughts?

Original Wonder Woman Actress Praises New Pilot



 Lynda Carter, popular for starring as Wonder Woman in the 1970s TV show, has stated that she fully supports David E. Kelley´s new pilot starring Adrianne Palicki.

 Carter spoke to the Baltimore Sun about the new incarnation of the series: "I think it is an amazing role to play. I know [Adrianne] is going to be really nervous about it, just because you would be. But I have a lot of confidence in David Kelley and what he's going to come up with. David Kelley's so talented, and that's really where it needs to be, is in the writing,"

 She added: "I spoke with David yesterday, and he's really, really excited about it. The story needs to be retold, it needs to have a fresh look at it. It affected a lot of people. I think it's time; I think it's important to have it out there again."

 What do you guys think? Is the world ready for a new Wonder Woman? Maybe Lynda Carter should make a cameo appearance if the show gets produced!

 Let me know in the comments!

Gwen Stefani Gives Update On New No Doubt Album


 Gwen Stefani has recently confirmed that the new studio album from No Doubt may take a while before it gets released.

 Just last month, the band re-entered the studio to record some new music but they have now taken a break due to personal commitments.

 The frontwoman told the Wall Street Journal: "We've been doing a record all year; ten songs have been recorded. When this [new collection for fashion label L.A.M.B.] is done I'll probably write a few more songs. I don't know when it'll come out, but you never know what can happen. My band takes a weird process as well. It takes so long. And all of them just had babies, so it'll be a while"

 Are you sad that you have to wait a little longer to listen to No Doubt´s new album?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

'Glee' Teams Up With Max Martin


 Not long ago, Ryan Murphy announced his plans to feature some original songs on his hit show Glee.

 More details have been made available about this, as we can already tell you that pop music mastermind Max Martin (responsible for hits from artist such as Britney Spears or Pink) has collaborated on a track called Loser Like Me which has been described as “energetic ensemble track.”

 This new original track will be included on the upcoming album Glee: The Music, Volume 5, which will also feature an original ballad called Get It Right sung by Lea Michele.

 These two new songs will of course feature on a future episode of Glee which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th on Fox.

 This is definitely good news for Glee fans out there, specially considering that the last episodes of the show are lacking the good writing and originality it once had. Hopefully this original music will keep it fresh and new.

What do you guys think? Is this a good move for the show?

New Steven Spielberg produced TV series "Falling Skies"


 A new TV series that is growing in anticipation is Falling Skies, which follows the aftermath of an alien invasion on Earth. The show, which stars Noah Wyle, is produced by none other than Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan).

 TNT is showing a series of promos to let people know that the show is launching this coming June and, by the looks of it, it could definitely be worth checking out. 

Click on the videos below to watch! Are you looking forward to Falling Skies?




New Britney Spears Song "I Wanna Go" Snippet


 Britney Spears just released a snippet from a new song, I Wanna Go, taken from her forthcoming album Femme Fatale. It is produced by long time collaborator Max Martin and Shellback. It sounds very promising!
 
 Check it out below!

Carlos Leon Speaks About Madonna & Daughter Lourdes



 Carlos Leon (Madonna´s ex and father of her first child Lourdes) speaks about his work as an actor and how he deals with being a parent and sharing his child with the popular music superstar

 Click on the video below to watch!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bruno Mars All Star Game Performance


 The talented Bruno Mars gave yet another thrilling performance last night at the Staples Center, right before the big all star game started.

 Click above to watch him perform a different version of his hit single Just The Way You Are!

 Thoughts?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

First Listen: Love Is The Answer - Mya



 Mya is back and she has teamed up with producer Cedric Gervais to release her new single Love Is The Answer, which is also the NOH8 official theme song.

 It is a uptempo dance track about loving and respecting each other for who they are. The video is expected to debut very soon. 

 In the meantime, click below and give it a listen! 

 Thoughts? 

The Making of Michael Jackson´s Posthumous Album



 The first Michael Jackson posthumous release, Michael, was unveiled to the world this past December. In this video, producers such as Teddy Riley, Akon or Lenny Kravitz tell us some inside info about their experience working with the king of pop and the creative process behind the album Michael.

 It is a very interesting video except for the parts regarding the Cascio songs which I still feel lack authenticity.

 Click above to watch and let me know what you think!

New Britney Spears Preview: Inside Out


 A 15-sec snippet of a new Britney Spears song has been leaked as a tease to her fans! The song is called Inside Out and it is produced by Dr.Luke, Billboard and Max Martin. Click below to listen!



 Sounds like Britney is seriously tapping into dubstep! What do you guys think?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Henry Cavill Covers Entertainment Weekly!


 The new face of Superman, Henry Cavill, graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly on a special issue dedicated to the new generation of superheroes.

 The magazine also deals with Cavill´s audition to portray the man of steel which involved the actor shooting a screen test wearing a replica of Christopher Reeve’s Superman suit.

 Cavill recalls the feeling he had at the moment while an assistant helped him put on the Super-suit:  “All I could think was: Oh, god. They’re going to look at me and go ‘He’s not Superman. Not a chance.’ The actor inside me was going: You’re not ready! You’re not ready!”

 Director, Zack Snyder, however saw something completely different: “He walked out, and no one laughed. Other actors put that suit on, and it’s a joke, even if they’re great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go ‘Wow.’ Okay: This was Superman.’’

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly is out now. Do you feel Snyder made the right choice with Cavill?

New 'Thor' Trailer


 Click on the video above to watch a new trailer for Marvel´s Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh.

 This new theatrical trailer gives us a first glimpse of what the villains of the story will look like. The film is set for release on May 6.

 Thoughts?

First Watch: Hold It Against Me - Britney Spears



 Britney Spears new video for her single Hold It Against Me has arrived! The music video has been directed by Jonas Akerlund who has previously worked with artists such as Madonna or Lady Gaga.

  Personally, after weeks of speculation and teasers, the impression we get is that it is really well done but just not great. After all, where is the dancing we were promised? Special effects are cool and everything, but Britney´s real talent relies in her dancing and they should have focused on that.

 Just like what happened with Gaga´s latest song, this is another example of how the hype around the video may turn against the artist. Overall, we still think she did a good job, just not excellent.

 Click on the video above to watch!

 Are you satisfied with the results or where you expecting something else? Tell us all about it in the comments!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Leona Lewis Speaks About Her New Music


 Leona Lewis has hinted that her third album will have a different vibe from her previous work but still preserving her classic sound.

 The Bleeding Love singer has been working on the studio recording her follow-up to Echo, and has previously revealed she was experimenting and trying "different sounds" for her new effort which she announced will be released sometime early 2011. 

 Producers such as David Guetta and Dallas Austin have already collaborated with her for the record and she is expected to work with Ryan Tedder again soon.

 Just recently she told Access Hollywood: "I'm really, really excited about it. I'm working with some new producers, some up and coming people and it's going to be kind of a different sound - but still classic."

Are you looking forward to Leona´s new music?

New Scream 4 Poster Is Here


 A new poster from Scream 4 has been unveiled and it is very reminiscent of another popular movie from the horror genre... any guesses?


 Yes, it is pretty similar to the poster for Halloween, don´t you think? The Scream franchise is not short for referencing that movie in the past so it really comes as no surprise that they would pay homage to the classic John Carpenter horror film.

 We are still waiting for a definite poster for Scream 4 which features the main cast. Stay tuned!

Adrianne Palicki Is The New Wonder Woman


 According to TV Line, Actress Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) has been cast as Wonder Woman in David E. Kelley´s pilot that is being produced by NBC.

The plot of the show finds Palicki playing none other than three different roles:

The superhero and crimefighter, Diana Themyscira, a mega-billionaire CEO and Diana’s assistant, Diana Prince.

Palicki was last seen as one of the female leads of Fox´s short-lived series, Lone Star.

Do you believe she has enough presence to portray the popular Amazonian superhero? Sound off in the comments!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tune Of The Week: My Emergency - September



 Here at Radio Pop Action! we have a soft spot for pop music made in Sweden and this is why our new tune of the week is none other than Swedish dance singer September.

 My emergency is a melodic pop song taken from her latest album, Love CPR, which is out now and full of potential hit singles.

Click below to listen to My Emergency, and let me know what you think in the comments!

Neve Campbell Talks 'Scream 4' At The 2011 Bafta Awards


 Scream queen Neve Campell attended the Bafta Awards and spoke to Absolute Radio about her return to the horror franchise as well as her thoughts on the upcoming Scream 4. Click below to watch!

Lady Gaga Speaks About Madonna On The Tonight Show



 Lady Gaga appeared last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, just a day after she performed on the Grammy Awards and finally adressed those Madonna comparisons regarding her latest single, Born This Way.

 The singer also spoke about her work as a gay rights activist, her new album and the meaning behind her music. Check out the whole interview on the video above! (Gaga speaks about Madonna at minute 8:30 aproximately).

Thoughts?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Spider-Man Movie Title Revealed


 Columbia Pictures has officially revealed the title of the Spider-man reboot directed by Marc Webb: The Amazing Spider-Man.

 The movie title does not come as a surprise to veteran fans of the superhero, considering it was the same name Marvel gave to the first comic book series based on the character back in 1963.

 Sony has also released the first picture of Andrew Garfield with the complete costume (mask included) on. The Amazing Spider-man is being shot entirely in 3D and will be released on July 3, 2012.

 Thoughts?

2011 Grammy Awards Winner List


 For those of you who did not get the chance to watch the award show in its entirety, see the list below to find out who won the most precious awards of the night:

Album of the Year
Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

Record of the Year
Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Best Rap Album
Eminem, Recovery

Best New Artist
Esperanza Spalding

Song of the Year
Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Best Country Album
Lady Antebellum, Need You Now

Best Pop Vocal Album
Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster

Best Rock Album
Muse, The Resistance

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Miranda Lambert, “The House That Built Me”

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group
Train, “Hey Soul Sister”

Female Pop Vocal Performance
Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”

Male Pop Vocal Performance
Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”

Alternative Album
the Black Keys, Brothers

Country Performance by a Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Rap Song
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”

Rap Solo Performance
Eminem, “Not Afraid”

Dance Recording
Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)

Electronic Dance Album
La Roux, La Roux

If you wish to check the complete list of winners, you can visit http://www.grammy.com/

Best Grammy Awards Performances


 Once again, the 2011 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center left us with some of the best performances of todays most successful artists in the music industry. Radio Pop Action! has collected some of the most memorable ones in this post:


 Among the best performances this year, the most theatrical one goes to Lady Gaga´s Born This Way with the singer being reborn out of a giant alien-like egg.




 Bruno Mars proved to us once again that he is capable of doing absolutely anything musically by transforming his number one hit song, Grenade, into a 50´s pop tune or playing drums for fellow artist Janelle Monae.

 


 Cee Lo Green stole the show with his performance of Forget You which featured the muppets as background singers and a duet with none other than Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow.



 Rapper Eminem and Rihanna teamed up once again to perform their smash hit Love The Way You Lie Part 2, joined by Dr Dre on stage and Maroon 5´s Adam Levine on the keys.



 Perhaps the most emotional moment of the awards show was Aretha Franklin´s all star tribute featuring Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Yolanda Adams, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams & Martina Mcbride.



 What was your favourite moment of the night? Sound off in the comments below!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Michael Rosenbaum Returns To Smallville!


 It has finally happened! After months of speculation and when all hope was almost gone, Michael Rosenbaun has confirmed to TV Line that he will be returning one last time as Lex Luthor for the series finale of Smallville.

 “I’m delighted to return for the series finale,” he said. “I’m simply doing it for all of the fans out there who made Smallville the great success it is. I appreciate all of their passion, their relentlessness, and even their threats. Ha ha. I can’t wait to hug the old crew back in Vancouver one last time and see all of my old friends once again. Oh, and for Lex to become the bad-ass he’s destined to be.”

 It is not a surprise how happy producers are with Rosenbaum´s return after he has eluded the show since he left at the end of season seven, in May 2008:

“It feels like the stars are aligning, literally. We couldn’t be more excited. And as far as the way he returns… there’ll be no doubt about how Lex becomes the great rival in Clark Kent’s life. He is the villain of the story.”

Are you happy that Rosenbaum has agreed to return to wrap up Smallville? Sound off in the comments!

Friday, February 11, 2011

First Listen: Lady Gaga - Born This Way


Click below to listen to Lady Gaga´s anticipated new single, Born This Way! It will surely be a hit but, does it really measure up to the hype?

 Let me know in the comments!

 

Exclusive Interview: Jane Badler


 Television in the 1980´s, seems almost impossible to conceive without having "V" in mind. The NBC miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson (and later turned into a regular TV series), shocked audiences all over the world when it premiered in 1983, becoming an instant success and remaining a cult classic until this day.

 Jane Badler´s brilliant performance of evil reptilian Diana was astonishing and iconic, associating her with the franchise and the character forever. 27 years later, Radio Pop Action! exclusively speaks to the actress about her thoughts on the original miniseries, her music career and her recent return to the "V" world as Diana on ABC´s modern remake of the show.


Why do you believe "V" is still so popular after all these years?
In its time "V" was revolutionary for TV. It was scary , brilliantly directed and written. It was multi dimensional with political and social meanings. And of course there was the rat eating scene.

Do you still keep in touch with any of the castmembers of the original series?
Yes, I stay in touch with June chadwick. I have seen Faye (Grant) and Marc (Singer) as well.

How has television changed from your "V" days in the early 80´s as opposed to your experience with the new show?
In the 80's the acting style was slightly different. The airwaves were filled with soap operas. Big hair and shoulder pads. TV is much more naturalistic and reality TV has replaced soap operas. The audience is quite demanding with the world of internet. So this "V" is filled with fantastic special effects and more naturalistic acting!

We know that Marc Singer will also be making an appearance later on in the season of "V". Who else from the original show would you like to see if it gets renewed for a third season?
Would be great to see Robert Englund and Michael ironside.

Kenneth Johnson wrote a sequel for the original "V" called "V: The Second Generation". Have you read it?
 I have!!


Would you be open to reprising your role as Diana for a movie based on Kenneth Johnson´s novel "V: The Second Generation"?
Yes, I would love to work with Ken. He is a wonderful writer and director and, after all, he started everything "V"!!


You´ve got a new album coming out. What kind of music do you listen to?
My new album is called Tears Again, it is melodromatic pop with a bit of jazz and Grace jones thrown in. It can be listened to on itunes and my website www.janebadler.com. I love lots of music, good music is good music. The only thing I don´t listen to is heavy metal and electronic rave music. I particularly love soul and R&B.

Is there a dream project for you? Anything you would love to pursue in the near future...
I would love to sign with a European label and collaborate with a European producer. I would also love to tour Europe. Lastly, I would love to play a love interest for Roger Sterling on Mad Men.

If you had the chance to meet a younger version of yourself, what advice would you give her?
Enjoy it more and take advantage of every opportunity cause nothing lasts forever.

Catch Jane Badler on "V" every Tuesday at 9/8c on ABC.

Radio Pop Action! would like to give special thanks to Jane Badler for kindly taking the time of this interview.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

First Watch: X-Men: First Class Trailer


 Click above to watch the teaser trailer for X-Men: First Class which narrates the origin of Marvel´s most popular mutant superheroes.

 Thoughts?

First Watch: Don´t Hold Your Breath - Nicole Scherzinger


 Pussycat Dolls frontwoman, Nicole Scherzinger, debuts the video for her new single Don´t Hold Your Breath.

 Click above to watch! Thoughts?

Will.I.Am Talks Britney Collaboration


 Just recently, Britney Spears revealed that she was in the studio working with well known producer Will.I.Am. Now, the Black Eyed Peas frontman has teased more details from their collaboration through his Twitter page:

 "I just came from the studio right now. It's a monster. It's mean, pretty, edgy, next level. But the beat just... It's that beat. She's singing fresh over it. It's something that today needs."

 He added:  "The song I did with Britney is gonna be crazy fresh. From the Super Bowl to the studio workin' on a mega smasher. Can't wait till it's done."

 Britney´s new music video for her single, Hold It Against Me, is set to debut on MTV right before Jersey Shore next February 17.

Do you believe Britney and Will.I.Am will blend well together? Sound off in the comments!

Lady Gaga Reveals Album Details To Vogue


 Lady Gaga graces the cover of the new issue of Vogue magazine and has revealed inside information about her next album, Born This Way.

 The Bad Romance singer, who will debut her latest song tommorow, also revealed the title and style of some of her new  tracks, including one called Judas, which will serve as the second single from her forthcoming album: "Judas is like it was written for the Ronettes, but it is set to a sledgehammering dance beat and is about falling in love with backstabbing men of the biblical variety."

 Another song included in Born This Way is Americano, which she defines as "a big mariachi techno-house record, where I am singing about immigration law and gay marriage and all sorts of things that have to do with disenfranchised communities in America."

 As far as the style of the record is concerned, Gaga reveals: "It sounds like a pop record, but when I sing it, I see Edith Piaf in a spotlight with an old microphone. There are some very rock-’n’-roll moments on the album, too: There’s a Bruce Springsteen vibe, there’s a Guns N’ Roses moment. It’s the anthemic nature of the melodies and the choruses."

"It is much more vocally up to par with what I've always been capable of," she explains. "It’s more electronic, but I have married a very theatrical vocal to it. It's like a giant musical-opus theatre piece."

 Sounds promising! What do you think? Are anxious to listen to Gaga´s latest effort?

UPDATE: Lady Gaga took her Twitter to inform her fans that "Vogue misspoke. The second single has NOT been confirmed yet, Little Monsters."