Friday, March 30, 2012

First Watch: I Heart You - Toni Braxton

 Toni Braxton is back on the music scene with the  Bille Woodruff-directed video for her new single, I Heart You, taken from her forthcoming album Heartstrings & Synagogue Vibes.

 Toni looks as gorgeous as ever after leaving behind her health problems, and shows a sexy side along with some  dance moves in this new video.

 Take a look above!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

First Watch: 93 Million Miles Lyric Video - Jason Mraz

 Yet another amazing brand new Jason Mraz song has been released from his upcoming new album Love Is A Four Letter Word.

 93 Million Miles is a song about life, being away from home and how home is where your heart is.

 Check out the beautiful song on the lyric video above!

 From what we´ve heard so far, we are really looking forward to Jason´s new record.

 Are you anticipating it too? Sound off in the comments below!

First Listen: Battle In Me - Garbage

 Garbage is back after a seven year break from the music industry with a brand new album titled Not Your Kind of People.

 The band along with leading lady Shirley Manson has debuted a brand new song, Battle In Me, which will serve as their UK first single.

 You can listen to the song below!

 Did you miss them?

Madonna´s "Truth or Dare" Commercial

 Madonna has released the commercial for her first fragrance titled "Truth or Dare" (just like the name of her popular documentary in the 90´s).

 In the ad we can see the pop icon sporting a glamourous look that is reminiscent of  her Erotica days.

 Check it out above!

 What do you guys think?

Tune of the Week: Put Your Graffiti On Me - Kat Graham

 If you are a Vampire Diaries fan you may already be familiar with Kat Graham who plays teenage witch Bonnie on the CW show.

 Graham has also a music career in the works and was recently  picked up by A&M / Octone Records to release her debut music album later this year.

 For now, you can watch her brand new music video for her first single, Put Your Graffiti On Me, above!

 The song is a killer uptempo jam that will surely make you want to get up and dance.

 Who knew Mystic Falls had so much musical talent?


Whoopi Goldberg Joins "Glee"

 Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg is the latest celebrity to guest star on Fox´s hit comedy Glee.

 According to TVLine, the popular actress is set to appear on three episodes this season playing a character named Carmen Tibideaux, a drama professor at the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts who travels to Ohio to judge Kurt and Rachel's auditions.

 Goldberg´s guest stint won´t air until May.

 Are you excited to see her return to her comedic roots?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Album Review: MDNA - Madonna

After a four-year break from the music business, the queen of pop has once again reinvented herself with her brand new album MDNA.

Even though her previous album Hard Candy was a worldwide hit, it had a lukewarm reception among her hardcore fans who were not feeling the hip hop sound and production of the record.

With MDNA, Madonna brings back her signature style combining elements of her career that have made her the star she is today.

Let´s analize the album with a track by track overview:

Girl Gone Wild - The opening track produced by Benny Benassi is a club banger and showcases Madonna dance roots in all her glory. Once you listen to the album in full it makes perfect sense why this one had to be the second single. 8.5/10

Gang Bang - One of the strongest and most interesting songs on the album. The lyrics are violent and the atmosphere is strange and mysterious. Madonna wants to seek revenge on a lover and "shoot him in the head". MDNA could have used more of this (risky) direction. 9.5/10

I´m Addicted - Techno dance beats fill this over-produced song. It definitely makes you dance but it is hardly memorable. 4/10

Turn Up The Radio - The perfect summer anthem. Madonna sings about how pumping up the volume on the radio makes her feel. Could be single material, and it definitely puts a smile on your face. 7/10

Give Me All Your Luvin - The first single of the record doesn´t exactly represents what the rest of the music contained in this collection of songs sound like. It was perfect for the Superbowl and for a live performance but it won´t be relevant ten years from now. 5/10

Some Girls - A song that would perfectly suit Britney Spears or Kesha but the extremely over-produced beats and vocals makes Madonna almost unrecognizable which isn´t exactly a good sign. 4/10

Superstar - This positive and romantic song sounds like a modernized version of True Blue. She sings about her lover and compares him with celebrities she deeply admires. Daughter Lourdes sings background vocals as well. 6/10

I Don´t Give A - A dance-rap song with 80´s beats and Nicky Minaj. Perhaps one of her most personal tracks on MDNA, she sings about her daily routine and her failed marriage as well, but making no apoligies for who she is and what she does. The orchestal ending section will blow your speakers up. 9/10

I´m A Sinner - William Orbit´s updated signature beats and guitar make an appearance. A nice bouncy pop song complete with religious references where she sings “I’m a sinner, and I like it that way”.  6/10

Masterpiece - The Golden Globe winning song from her film "W.E." is the perfect soothing ballad we all know and love from Madonna. 9/10

Love Spent - Clearly aimed at her ex-husband, the mid-tempo track uses the craving for money as a metaphor to a failed relationship. This song demonstrates why the combination Madonna + William Orbit works so well as she addresses the end of love but also the need to be hold in that person´s arms once more. Should definitely be a single. 9.5/10

Falling Free - This is hands down the most authentic song on the record. Her voice sounds vulnerable and the production is exquisite complete with strings and beautiful lyrics. It makes you wonder why she does not make this type of songs more often. 9.5/10

Friday, March 23, 2012

First Look: "The Carries Diaries"

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new (and younger) Carrie Bradshaw!

Yes, the CW is filming the pilot to the prequel series The Carries Diaries based on the books that tell the story of the iconic character when she was coming of age during the 80´s.

Anna Sophia Robb (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) has been cast to play the title role.

Writer/executive producer Amy B. Harris explains why the actress is perfect to play the young Carrie:

“Her grace, intelligence, sense of fun and her empathetic nature make her the perfect girl. The fact that she loves a gorgeous pair of heels doesn’t hurt either.”

Click on the image to enlarge.

What do you guys think? Are you interested in watching this show?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Madonna, William Orbit and Martin Solveig Talk "MDNA"

 With the release of Madonna´s new studio album MDNA just around the corner, the queen of pop herself and her collaborators are beginning to speak about how the recording process took place.

 If you are curious to find out what happened behind doors while the album was being made, then check out the interviews below featuring the creative minds behind MDNA ( producers William Orbit and Martin Solveig) as well as the only interview Madonna has given to radio so far this year.

 Listen to them below!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

First Watch: Part of Me - Katy Perry

 Katy Perry becomes a marine soldier in the video premiere of her latest single, Part of Me, taken from the re-release of her platinum album titled Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.

 The Ben Mor-directed video takes place at the USMC’s Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, and tells the story of the consequences of a really messed up break up. 

 Watch it above!


First Watch: Girl Gone Wild - Madonna

 Here it is! The astonishing brand new video for Madonna´s second single, Girl Gone Wild, taken from her upcoming album MDNA!

 The queen of pop is definitely back with a vengeance!

 Check out the full video below! 


What do you guys think?

Monday, March 19, 2012

First Listen: Wide Awake - Katy Perry

 Katy Perry is getting ready to rerelease her hit album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection on March 26th, and a brand new track titled Wide Awake has been unveiled for the ocassion.

 Wide Awake is a mid-tempo pop song which could easily become a hit single in the future.

 Click above to listen!


"Snow White and the Huntsman" New Trailer

 A second trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman has been released and it looks amazing!

 Charlize Theron´s portrayal of the evil queen fits her like a glove and the movie certainly looks astonishing.

 Watch the new trailer in full above!

 What do you guys think?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

New "Prometheus" IMAX Trailer

 A brand new trailer for Ridley Scott´s Prometheus has been released, proving once more that high quality trailers can be made without necessarily spoiling the whole movie.

 The IMAX trailer shows a disturbing but beautifully edited series of visuals and a glimpse at the extraterrestial world of the Alien franchise.

 Check it out above!


Friday, March 16, 2012

"Dark Shadows" Trailer

 We´ve been talking to you about Tim Burton´s latest movie, Dark Shadows, for a while now and after months waiting, the first official trailer for the movie has been unveiled!

Click on the video above to watch the highlarious and fantastic preview!

Will you go see it when it opens on May 11th?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rihanna Comments on Chris Brown Collaboration

 Rihanna spoke to Ryan Seacrest about her recent collaboration on two songs with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

 As you already know, Brown brutally attacked Rihanna on 2009 and rumors keep swirling around that the couple might be seeing each other again.

 Here´s what Rihanna had to say about it:

“The first song that came about was ‘Birthday Cake.’ I mean we ended up recording them at the same time and executing them together, but I reached out to him about doing ‘Birthday Cake’ because that’s the only person that really–it made sense to do the record. Just as a musician despite everything else that was going to be the person. You know I thought about rappers, and I’ve done that so many times, and the hottest R&B artist out right now is Chris Brown.

 So I wanted him on the track, and then in turn he was like ‘Why don’t you do the remix to my track?’ and it was a trade off. We did two records. One for my fans. One for his fans, and that way our fans can come together. There shouldn’t be a divide. You know? It’s music, and it’s innocent.”

You can listen to that part of the interview by clicking below!

 What do you guys think? Is Rihanna being too forgiving?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

First Listen: The Freedom Song - Jason Mraz

Yet another brand new song from Jason Mraz´s upcoming album "Love Is A Four Letter Word" has been unveiled!

 The Freedom Song is a more happy feel good track and a change in mood from his previous single,  I Won´t Give Up.

 This is the first of  three songs that will be made available before the album hit stores in April.

 Watch the lyric video above!


First Listen: Silenced By The Night - Keane

Keane are finally back with new music!

The band has a brand new album, Strangeland, set for release on May 7th. In the meantime you can listen to the first single taken from that album, Silenced By The Night.

The song marks a return to a similar sound of Keane´s first two albums.

You can check it out above!

 Do you like what you hear?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tune of the Week: Vacation - Alphabeat

 Alphabeat is back with a brand new single, Vacation, a festive and infectious positive pop song that makes you dream about the summer sun.

The song is available today in Europe and in the US.

Listen to it above!


Friday, March 9, 2012

John Mayer Cancels Tour To Battle Throat Condition

 John Mayer has revealed that the throat condition that made him delay his new album and tour six months ago has persisted and, as a result, he has no choice but to cancel his tour plans.

 Mayer announced the news to his fans through his Tumblr blog:

 "I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing. Something didn't feel/sound right (during a rehearsal on Tuesday). I went in for a visit on Wednesday and a scope of my vocal cords revealed that the granuloma has grown back where it had mostly healed. This is bad news."

 Mayer continued to explain that the treatment will require "another surgery and a very long chemically-imposed period of silence".

 He continued:

 "I'm pretty emotionally burnt out at the moment, but please know how hard I tried to resolve this and how disappointed I am that I can't perform this record yet," Mayer continues in the blog post. "I'm completely bummed, especially for all of you who started making plans to see a show. Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean nothing.

 I love this band you were going to hear, I love the guys and girls I work with, and the only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it's a long life, and the greatest gift in the world is being able to create music no matter what the circumstances. So these are the new circumstances, and I'll find a way to make it mean something. That's all you can ever do."

 However Columbia Records has confirmed that Mayer´s fifth studio album Born and Raised is still planned for a May 22 release.

We  are sorry to learn about Mayer´s throat condition and wish him a speedy recovery.

Are you looking forward to his new album?

Madonna "Girl Gone Wild" Teaser

Another brand new Madonna music video is on its way!

Today Madonna debuted a teaser clip for her upcoming new music video Girl Gone Wild, directed by Mert & Marcus, and we are loving what we see!

It looks like the queen of pop is looking to stir up some controversy once again, and she has come up with a sexy concept.

We can´t wait to see the whole thing! Can you?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New "Dark Shadows" Stills

 Tim Burton´s upcoming new flick, Dark Shadows, has unveiled some new stills featuring Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer and they look really good.

The film is based on a popular TV show from the 70´s and stars Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins, who liberates himself after having been imprisoned for decades and has to deal with his problematic family in a brand new world.

Are you liking what you see so far?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

First Watch: It All Belongs To Me - Brandy & Monica

 The girls are back! Brandy and Monica reunite over a decade after their hit The Boy is Mine for their brand new single, It All Belongs To Me.

 The video was directed by Chris Robinson and it emphasizes the power women can have over a relationship.

 Check out  the video above!

 Are you happy to see Brandy & Monica back together?

Monday, March 5, 2012

"Men in Black 3" Trailer

The trailer for the third installment one of Hollywood´s most popular franchises, Men in Black 3, is finally here!

Once again directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, the film deals with time travel this time and, judging it by this preview it seems as if time hasn´t passed for the two main stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

Watch the full length trailer above!

Will you be checking it out?

Tune of the Week: Let´s Go - Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo

 Calvin Harris, one of the most succesful writers and producers in the UK, has premiered his latest single Let´s Go, which will be included in his untitled upcoming album set for release later this year.

 After his hit with Rihanna´s We Found Love, Harris has teamed up with RnB artist Ne-Yo for this new dance anthem.

 The result is an instant smash track that will probably sound in clubs everywhere!

 Listen to Let´s Go below!

Are you already dancing to the song?

Friday, March 2, 2012

First Watch: "Think Like a Man" - Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo

Today we bring you the latest collaboration between two RnB stars such as Ne-Yo & Jennifer Hudson who collaborate on the first single from the motion picture soundtrack Think Like a Man.

The Chris-Robinson directed video also features a rap by Rick Ross.

Check it out  above!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Frankenweenie" Trailer

 Frankeweenie, is Tim Burton´s newest 3D black & white stop motion animated film based on the story of Mary Shelley´s Frankenstein.

 The film tells the story of young Victor who brings his dog back to life thanks to the power of science.

 The trailer has been unveiled and it looks funny and amusing in true Tim Burton fashion!

 Watch it above!

 Will you be checking it out?