Tuesday, January 31, 2012

‘M.D.N.A.’ Cover Revealed

Madonna has revealed the official cover for her new album ‘M.D.N.A.’ and it looks amazing.

The cover was created by art director Giovanni Bianco on an image shot by Mert & Marcus.

Click on the image for better quality.


UPDATE: Apparently, this cover belongs to the special edition of ‘M.D.N.A.’.

Tune of the Week: Brokenhearted - Karmin

 We love pop music and this is we´ve chosen Brokenhearted as our latest tune of the week, a Dr.Luke-produced song by Massachusetts duo Karmin.

The song is pure pop and sometimes reminiscent of Katy Perry´s sound with some rapping in between.

Listen to it above!


Monday, January 30, 2012

"True Blood" Season 5 Promo

It´s been a while since True Blood aired its Season 4 finale, and fans are already craving for more vampire blood.

HBO has recently released their first promo for the upcoming 5th season and, by the looks of it, it seems that evil vampire king Russell Edgington might be crawling out of his grave very soon.

Check out the new Season 5 preview below!

"Game of Thrones" Season 2 "Shadow" Teaser

The anticipation for new Game of Thrones episodes is getting higher by the minute.

The second season won´t air until April 1st but we have a brand new teaser trailer to help you with the long wait.

Check out the preview above!


Madonna Unveils New Single Cover and Video Teaser

A new Madonna era is almost upon us.

The Queen of Pop is getting to release a brand new single, Give Me All Your Luvin, from her upcoming new album M.D.N.A.

Not only she has unveiled the new single cover (pictured above) but we can confirm that on February 3rd, three days before her highly anticipated Superbowl performance, the new music video will debut on her official youtube channel.

If you are too impatient to wait, a special preview will air during American Idol on February 2.

Moreover, word has it that the singer´s 12th studio album will be released worldwide on March 26 although this has yet to be officially confirmed.

What has been confirmed is that Madonna will be heavily promoting her upcoming album with an appearance on Jay Leno on February 4th, just one day before the Superbowl event airs on TV.

Check out a first look at Madonna´s new music video on the American Idol teaser below!

Are you anxious for new Madonna music?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

'Walking Dead' Showrunners Talk New Episodes

 The Walking Dead is about to return with brand new episodes and producers Glenn Mazzara and Robert Kirkman teased what we can expect for the rest of the second season.

Mazzara spoke to Collider about the upcoming storylines:

"After the finale, finding Sophia in the barn is just a huge event that rocks our characters and changes everything on the farm. So, I think the stakes are much higher and people are dealing with a lot more."

He also promises a more accelerated second half of the season as far as the stories go, and defended the show after fans criticized the latest episodes as being too slow:

"I don't know if we'd say that we regret any of the episodes that we did. I'm proud of those episodes and, if some people feel that some of those episodes were slower than others, I could argue that we were spending time with our characters."

Kirkman on the other hand added:

"We recognise this criticism, and it is valid, but we are working on a 13-piece puzzle that, as a whole, should be seen in a different light. We're hoping that, when it's all put together, people will see that it all came together in a good way."

Mazzara firmly believes that The Walking Dead is a "difficult show to write". He explains:

"People have expectations about the show. If we have a zombie attack every week, people say it's the zombie-of-the-week. And, if we don't have zombies, people say there are no zombies. So, it's a challenging situation.

[But] I think people will be satisfied, by the end of this run. You learn how to do a show, as you're writing it. The story material reveals itself, so if there's a way to break down that criticism and look at it moving forward, that's valid."

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on February 12.

You can check out a preview below!

Will you tune in?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mariah Carey Recruits Jermaine Dupri for New Album

 Singer Mariah Carey is back in the studio, recording what will be her upcoming fourteenth album and she has recruited once again hitmaker Jermaine Dupri to produce some of her new music.

 Dupri who has previously produced hits for Mariah such as "Always be my Baby" or "We Belong Together", posted a couple of  pictures from their session and tweeted:

 “I said MC they don’t anticipate you to be camera prepared, she mentioned Yes they do LOL!!”

 Glad to see Mariah back in music mode. Lets hope they create some more magic together.

 Are you looking forward to Mariah´s next project?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Glee "Michael" Teaser

The episode we´ve all been waiting for is almost upon us!

Glee´s special Michael Jackson tribute episode won´t air until next week but until then, Fox has released a teaser clip so we can get a taste of what´s to come... and it looks amazing!

Check it out below!

'Michael' will air on January 31 at 8pm ET on Fox. Will you tune in?

Cynthia Nixon Goes Bald for "Wit" Role

 Cynthia Nixon may be best known for her role as Miranda from Sex & The City but, these days the 45-year-old actress is busy playing another challenging role in the play Wit.

 Nixon, who plays a strong woman undergoing experimental treatment for cancer, decided to shave her head in order to help her performance be as believable as possible.

 Just recently, she appeared on Live with Kelly to talk about how she approached this experience.

 Watch what she has to say on the video above!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oscars 2012 Nominations

"The Artist"
"The Descendants"
"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"
"The Help"
"Midnight in Paris"
"The Tree of Life"
"War Horse"

Demian Bichir for "A Better Life"
George Clooney for "The Descendants"
Jean DuJardin for "The Artist"
Gary Oldman for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Brad Pitt for "Moneyball"

Glenn Close for "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis for "The Help"
Rooney Mara for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady"
Michelle Williams for "My Week with Marilyn"

Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist"
Alexander Payne for "The Descendants"
Martin Scorsese for "Hugo"
Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris"
Terrence Malick for "The Tree of Life"

Kenneth Branagh for "My Week with Marilyn"
Jonah Hill for "Moneyball"
Nick Nolte for "Warrior"
Christopher Plummer for "Beginners"
Max Von Sydow for "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

Bernice Bejo for "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain for "The Help"
Melissa McCarthy for "Bridesmaids"
Janet McTeer for "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer for "The Help"

"Bullhead" - Belgium
"Footnote" - Israel
"In Darkness" - Poland
"Monsieur Lazhar" - Canada
"A Separation" - Iran

"A Cat in Paris"
"Chico and Rita"
"Kung Fu Panda 2"
"Puss in Boots"

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash for "The Descendants"
John Logan for "Hugo"
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon for "The Ides of March"
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin & Stan Chervin for "Moneyball"
Bridget o’Connor & Peter Straughan for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist"
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig for "Bridesmaids"
J.C. Chandor for "Margin Call"
Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris"
Asghar farhadi for "A Separation"

"The Artist"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two"
"Midnight in Paris"
"War Horse"

"The Artist"
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"The Tree of Life"
"War Horse"

"The Artist"
"Jane Eyre"

"Hell and Back Again"
"If a Tree Falls"
"Paradise Lost 3: Purgator"

"The Barber of Birmingham"
"God is the Bigger Elvis"
"Incident in New Baghdad"
"Saving Face"
"The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"

"The Artist"
"The Descendants"
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

"Albert Nobbs"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two"
"The Iron Lady"

John Williams for "The Adventures of Tintin"
Ludovic Bource for "The Artist"
Howard Shore for "Hugo"
Alberto Iglesias for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
John Williams for "War Horse"

'Man or Muppet' from "The Muppets"
'Real in Rio' from "Rio"


"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
"La Luna"
"A Morning Stroll"
"Wild Life"

"The Shore"
"Time Freak"
"Tuba Atlantic"

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
"War Horse"

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
"War Horse"

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two"
"Real Steel"
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

Friday, January 20, 2012

Etta James Dies at 73

 Etta James, one of the last icons of soul, passed away on  Friday (Jan. 20) in Riverside, California.

 The "At Last" singer who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, kidney failure, leukemia and dementia, was hospitalized and placed on a respirator since last December.

 Etta James retired from singing on 2010, after releasing her last studio album "The Dreamer".

 Artists such as Christina Aguilera, Janis Joplin, Beyoncé or Melissa Etheridge have always admitted to being heavily influenced by James and her music.

 She will greatly missed. Rest in peace.

Katherine Heigl Wants to Return to 'Grey's Anatomy'

 Fans of Grey´s Anatomy may finally achieve some closure as Katherine Heigl has recently stated her interest in revisiting the show that made her a star.

 Heigl was an original castmember and portrayed Dr. Izzie Stevens, but left the show on January 2010 to pursue other projects and raise her adopted daughter. However, her storyline was left wide open and fans were dissapointed that the actress asked to be released from her contract 18 months earlier than expected.

 Just recently Katherine spoke to E! News about how she´s willing to return to the ABC Medical Drama.

Check out the video below to see what she has to say about it!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Neil Patrick Harris Appears In "Out" Magazine

 Neil Patrick Harris appears on the cover of the Love issue of "Out" magazine with his boyfriend David Burtka.

 In the piece, the couple speaks openly of their relationship and how they see each other.

 Harris describes Burtka by saying:

 "There's something kinetic about him and his being. He's classically sexy, yet he's very much a boy in his energy. It's a great dynamic."

 He continues: "I'm not the biggest fan of the word 'partner': It either means that we run a business together or we're cowboys. Boyfriend' seems fleeting, like maybe we met two weeks ago. I've been saying 'better half' for as long as I've been able to. I think it's a little self-deprecating and clearly defines that we're in a relationship, but it would be nice to say 'my husband."

David Burtka on the other hand writes:

"Without him, I can't breathe. The biggest thing is that he makes me laugh, but he's also smart. He can do everything. I'm not kidding; I think he's half robot. He makes me a little more grounded, and I bring out the wild side in him."

However, Harris is quick to point out that perfection is not always present in their relationship:

"Sometimes I'm deeply in love with David and head-over-heels, and sometimes I question whether it's going to work out and is meant to be."

Do you think they make a good couple? Sound off in the comments!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tune of the Week: Drive By - Train

 Our latest tune of the week belongs to the San Francisco band, Train, with their brand new single Drive By taken from the their yet untitled forthcoming album.

 After their last big hit, Hey Soul Sister, the band is expected to release new material this year.

 Listen to Drive By and watch the official lyrics video above!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Marg Helgenberger Talks "CSI" Exit on CBS This Morning

 Marg Helgenberger has already shot her final episode as Catherine Willows on the hit show CSI.

 Helgenberger´s farewell won´t air until January 25, but just recently Marg took the time to appear on CBS This Morning to speak about her thoughts on saying goodbye to a character she has been playing for 12 years.

 Check what she had to say on the video below!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Elton John Rips Madonna at the Golden Globes

The feud between Elton John and Madonna re-emerged yesterday as both artists were competing against each other for the Golden Globes in the Best Song category.

Minutes before the ceremony, Elton John was asked by Carlson Daly at the red carpet about his feeling towards the tough competition he was up against to which he replied:

"Madonna doesn't have a f***ing chance of winning tonight."

As we all know now, Madonna finally took the award home much to Elton´s surprise but this only fueled the bitterness between them as, later on, Elton´s husband (David Furnish) took his Facebook to criticize the Queen of Pop:

"Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!! Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism."

Madonna, on the other hand, was asked backstage about the incident (video above) and this is what she had to say about Elton:

"I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years. He's been known to get mad at me so I don't know. He's brilliant and I adore him so he'll win another award. I don't feel bad!"

What are your thoughts on this? Should Elton John apologize to Madonna?

Golden Globes 2012 Winners

It was a night of excitement and celebrity at the 2012 Golden Globes awards ceremony.

Check out the full winners list below!

Best Drama
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides Of March
War Horse

Best Comedy/Musical
The Artist
Midnight In Paris
My Week With Marilyn

Best Animated Film
The Adventures Of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots

Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation
The Flowers of War
In The Land of Blood and Honey
The Kid WIth The Bike
The Skin I Live In

Best Actor – Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actor – Comedy/Musical
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Best Actress In A Drama
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Actress In A Comedy/Musical
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Kate Winslet, Carnage
Jodie Foster, Carnage
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids

Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Director
Hugo, Martin Scorsese

Best Screenplay For A Motion Picture
Midnight In Paris, Woody Allen
The Ides of March, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Moneyball, Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin

Best Original Score In A Motion Picture
The Artist, Ludovic Bource
W.E., Abel Korzeniowski
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Hugo, Howard Shore
War Horse, John Williams

Best Original Song In A Motion Picture
W.E., ‘Masterpiece’ by Madonna
"Lay Your Head Down," Albert Nobbs
"Hello Hello," Gnomeo and Juliet
"The Living Proof," The Help
"The Keeper," Machine Gun Preacher
And on the TV front…

Best TV Drama

Best TV Comedy/Musical
Modern Family

Best TV Miniseries Or Motion Picture
Downton Abbey

Best Actor In A TV Drama
Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Best Actor In A TV Comedy/Musical
Matt Le Blanc, Episodes

Best Actor in A Miniseries Or Made-For-TV Movie
Idris Elba

Best Supporting Actor In A TV Series, Miniseries Or Made-For-TV Movie
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

Best Actress In A TV Drama
Clare Danes, Homeland.

Best Actress In A TV Comedy/Musical
Laura Dern, Enlightened

Best Actress In A Miniseries Or Made-For-TV Movie
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Best Supporting Actress In A TV Series, Miniseries Or Made-For-TV Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Are you happy with the results? Comment below!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Heather Locklear Hospitalized

 Heather Locklear was rushed to the hospital on Thursday afternoon after her sister called 911, TMZ reported.

According to reports, the Melrose Place actress was  picked up by an ambulance from her home in Westlake Village, Calif. after Locklear's sister made a call to 911, fearing that she might harm herself.

TMZ claims the star mixed prescription drugs with alcohol and was taken to Los Robles Hospital in Thousands Oaks.

No official statement has been released on Heather´s behalf as of yet.

Radio Pop Action! wishes Locklear a speedy recovery and hope she gets the help she needs.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Glee Stars Cover Michael Jackson

 Glee´s upcoming tribute episode to Michael Jackson is almost upon us and the cast of the show is in full promotion to make sure that you wont miss it when it airs later this month.

 The special tribute is set to include 10 songs of MJ´s extensive music catalogue.

 Check out the cover of  TV Guide featuring the cast in full Michael Jackson style above!

 Will you watch?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Brandy & Monica Reunite

It´s like the 90´s all over again!

Remember when Brandy & Monica topped the charts for 13 weeks with The Boy is Mine back in 1998?

Seems like the duo is willing to bring back some of that magic and both RnB singers have reunited in the studio once again.

 Both ladies flew down to Miami to record with hitmaker Rico Love for an upcoming single that will probably feature on both their new albums.

 Monica tweeted: “We have Both Been Blessed Beyond... 14 years later."

Brandy on the other hand responded: “I really like you so much Mo ❤ thank u!”

Are you looking forward to a new Brandy & Monica duet? Sound off in the comments!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Oscars 2012 Official Trailer

 The first official trailer for the upcoming 84th Academy Awards has been unveiled... and it is highlarious.

 The promo features many popular faces including this year´s host, Billy Crystal.

 Check it out above!

 The 84th Academy Awards airs February 26, 2012 on ABC.

 Will you tune in?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Listen: I Won´t Give Up - Jason Mraz

 Jason Mraz returns to the music scene with a brand new track titled I Won´t Give Up, in anticipation of a still untitled new studio album that could see the light of day later this year.

 In the meantime you can buy the song on iTunes and check out the beautiful lyric video below!

"Upside Down" Trailer

 It is so refreshing to watch a trailer from an upcoming film these days that doesn´t involve a remake or a sequel, and yet captivates our interest with a really original idea!

 Upside Down has unveiled its brand new trailer and does that exactly.

 Starring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess, the film´s synopsis reads as follows:

 Adam (Sturgess) meets Eve (Dunst), a girl from an alternate universe. Their childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love. But when he catches a glimpse of grown up Eve on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back, not even the laws of science.

 Check out the trailer above!

 Upside Down will be released later this year!


Monday, January 2, 2012

First Listen: Shady Love - Scissor Sisters

 The Scissor Sisters return to the music scene with a brand new track, Shady Love, taken from their yet untitled upcoming album of new material.

 Their fourth studio album is expected to be out  later this year but until then you can listen to their new dance song Shady Love below!