Friday, October 31, 2014

DANITY KANE'S NEW ALBUM GETS RELEASED, DAWN RICHARD TO RELEASE BLACKHEART ALBUM IN 2015



Even though the girls split up for good back in August when Dawn allegedly physically assaulted Aubrey O' Day at the recording studio, their label opted to release their DK3 album anyway. What I will say is that while the album was released the same week as Taylor Swift's 1989 record (the latter which is predicted to sell over 1 million copies), I must say this is definitely a record everyone needs to get their hands on. It's unfortunate the album will slip through the musical cracks due to the fact that none of the girls will be promoting it, please do not sleep on DK3. These ladies had potential and in the end allowed egos and business drama to affect the group.



Speaking of which, Dawn Richard, who has become the most successful one out of the DK line up opens up for the first time about the group's abrupt split for the second time, getting back to working on solo music and the release of the second part of her musical trilogy entitled Blackheart. That album, which will be produced by Richard and her close musical collaborator Noisecastle will drop on January 15, 2015.

Here's what she told Billboard about what fans can expect from the new album sound wise:

“It’s a completely different sound. Lyrically and storytelling-wise, it is in the same fashion ofGoldenheart. … But I wanted each album to stand on its own, and have a cohesive story. The story in itself is about my journey throughout the music industry, and the love, the hate, the redemption and the whole thing in between.”

She continues, "Blackheart is purely falling into the electronic world, and pushing the envelope.” 

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The 31-year-old, who put recording Goldenheart on hold t reunite with DK also dished on moving on from the drama that was her former girl group:

“I’m still a part of the other five — I’m never turning that down,” says Richard. “I just think I’ve done the best that I possibly could. I did my part in releasing the [Danity Kane] album, so now all I can do is support whatever’s out there and wish everyone the best, and now CONTINUE to make great music that doesn’t affect my group. We’re not promoting it, we’re not even doing videos or anything for it, which was the decision that wasn’t my own. So I have to move forward.”

In addition to releasing new solo music Dawn also has a shoe wear deal with Lust For Life that she's working on.

I have to say I loved Dawn's EP's Armor On and Whiteout (both released in 2012) as well as her 2013 album Goldenheart. I cannot wait to hear what she brings with Blackheart.

You can listen to the entire DK album at the following link, and be sure to check out the music video for her new single entitled Blow below...




MTV MAY HAVE ACCIDENTALLY CONFIRMED THAT BEYONCE WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE MTV EMA'S



Earlier this month it was revealed that Nicki Minaj would be holding down the MTV EMA's as this years host. And with recent announcements that Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, Eminem and Beyoncé performing, apparently the latter was supposed to be a secret, but was revealed in the EMA's YouTube promo.

I'm guessing if she does take the stage King Bey will perform her Flawless remix with Minaj, since the only time we've seen them perform this song together was for her On The Run Tour HBO special. So far I'm not impressed by this line up of performers. I remember when the EMA's introduced someone like myself who lived in the U.S. to artists from other countries who had good music but weren't getting the shine they should have been in my homeland.

The EMA's rekindled my musical relationship with Kylie Minogue (when she released the flawless Fever album), introduced me to Robbie Williams, and turned me into a Bjork fan when I saw her perform All Is Full of Love way back in the day. Now the EMA's only highlight the same tired mainstream American performers that are shoved down our throats thanks to industry payola.

Then again we should take Beyoncé performing with a grain of salt. Remember when the Food Stamp Awards over on BET claimed throughout their show that Bey would be performing only to never take the stage? Then again, she would never turn her back on appearing before a mainstream (read: white) audience.

If you give a shit, the 2014 MTV EMA's air on Sunday, November 9 at 7 p.m.

Check out the promo and a screen grab with the list of performers below...



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NSFW VIDEO: CALVIN HARRIS Feat. BIG SEAN - OPEN WIDE



With numerous tracks dropping throughout the week from Gwen Stefani, Tinashe, Haim, and R3hab, Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris has been on a roll lately. Be sure to buy his fourth album Motion when it's released on November 4th, and check out his new music video which features Ariana Grande's current boo Big Sean and a group of gangsters in the middle of a EDM bloodbath below...



VIDEO: FKA TWIGS - VIDEO GIRL



Ever since I peeped her music video for Two Weeks over the summer, I have literally become obsessed with FKS Twigs and her new album entitled LP1, which will most definitely be making my Best Albums of 2014 list. Check out the creepily bizarre but artistically stimulating music video for Video Girl below...




FIRST LOOK AT MICHAEL C. HALL IN ACTION IN HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ON BROADWAY









FIRST LOOK AT MATT BOMER ON AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW



While I love whenever Matt Bomer's handsome mug graces my TV screen, I have to admit this has got to be the most boring season of American Horror Story by far. I thought they were on to something with the Freak Show concept, but it's really gone downhill since the premiere. Hopefully with the additions of Lily Rabe, Bomer and Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka they can save this show from becoming even more of a mess.

Matt's character is described as a "very strange and odd role," and the 37-year-old will make his first appearance on next week's episode (November 5) on FX.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A.D.D. (Avalon Deficit Disorder)



Katie Holmes Says She Doesn't Only Want To Be Known As Tom Cruise's Stepford Wife - People

Benzino and Althea Fired From Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta - B. Scott

If Tamar Braxton is Done With Being Part of The Braxton Family Values, Can She Be Done With The Real Too? - Madame Noire

The Real T Behind Madonna's Iconic Like A Virgin Performance At The 1984 VMA's - Billboard

Taylor Swift Is Donating All The Proceeds From Her Horrible Welcome To New York Single To New York City Public Schools - NYMAG

I Say Someone Better Check Beyoncé's Dressing Room - Page Six

Honey Boo Boo's Sister Chickadee Tells Entertainment Tonight She Feels Betrayed By Mama June For Reuniting With The Man Who Sexually Abused Her - Dlisted

Attention All Power Bottoms! New Study Reveals Too Much Anal Sex Can Cause Prostate Cancer - Queerty

On The Other Hand, A New Report Reveals That Having Sex With 21 (or more) Women Lowers Your Risk Of Prostate Cancer - Montreal Gazette

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Who Is Worth $400 Million Finally Comes Out of the iCloset - TODAY

Is PrEP The End of H.I.V. In The U.S. - Advocate

Nail Patrick Harris And Husband David Burtka Joining American Horror Story Freak Show - HuffPo

Neil Patrick Harris Gets Carried By Alec Baldwin At Elton John Benefit - Just Jared

As If He Hasn't Been Overexposed Enough, NPH Is Also Doing A Variety Show For NBC - Pajiba

Paul Reubens Confirms Pee Wee Herman Reboot Produced By Judd Apatow - Rolling Stone

Daniel Radcliffe Shows off His Rapping Skills on Jimmy Fallon - Jezebel

Amanda Bynes To Remain Under Parents Conservatorship - TMZ

Melissa Rivers To File Lawsuit Against Medical Facility That Killed Her Mother - E! Online

Dumb Ass News: Suge Knight And Katt Williams Arrested Over Camera Theft - LA Times

Jon Voight Thinks Daughter Angelina Jolie Should Play Michelle Bachmann On The Big Screen - Jezebel

7 Items Exposing Hollywood's Obsession With Promoting Light Skin Black Characters - ABS

Gay Man Sues San Diego After Being Arrested Over Gladiator Pride Costume - Instinct

Drunken Bigot Who Sucker Punched Man He Believed Was Gay At Airport Won't Face Jail Time - Gay Star News

Controversial Political Comic Bill Maher Will Be UC Berkley's Commencement Speaker Despite Student Protests - TIME



FIRST LOOK AT CHOCOLATE CITY POSTER



While Magic Mike is busy filming in Georgia, Tyson Beckford revealed the official poster for his rival stripper film Chocolate City via his Facebook page. 

The film, which is about a college student named Michael (played by Robbert Ri'Chard) who decides to take on amateur night at a local strip club to help make ends meet.  And while Chocolate City is getting obvious comparisons to Magic Mike, director Jean-Claude LaMarre reveals his film was long in development before MM took the box office by storm two years ago. 

“This movie was in gestation for 2 1/2 years, but after Magic Mike it seemed a natural fit for the African-American female audience. I researched the male exotic club scene and it’s massive across the country, with clubs specifically targeting middle-aged African-American women.”

Chocolate City, which stars Beckford, Robert Ri'Chard, Vivica A. Fox, Gloria Govan, Carmen Electra, Imani Hakim, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Michael Jai White and more will strut it's stuff in theaters in 2015. 

Check out another photo featuring Beckford and Ri'Chard below...

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15-YEAR-OLD INTERNET SENSATION BRENDAN JORDAN LETS HIS FLAME BURN BRIGHT ON THE QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW



Internet sensation Brendan Jordan, the 15-year-old queen who went viral after stealing the spotlight from a reporter covering a story on a mall opening in Las Vegas appeared on Queen Latifah's show yesterday and had me in stitches throughout. You all know I love when the baby queens live in their truth and can give two fucks what anyone thinks.

Check out his interview below where he talks about his instant fame, his love for Lady Gaga, and how he reacts when one of the queens from RuPaul's Drag Race surprises him.

BIANCA DEL RIO AND ADORE DELANO APPEAR IN STARBUCKS' FIRST LGBT PROMO



RuPaul's Drag Race season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio and runner-up Adore Delano appear in Starbucks' first commercial aimed at the LGBT community. While I live for these two bitches, I do hope that since Starbucks is aiming for the LGBT coin that we will see commercials featuring interracial LGBT couples, gay people of color and someone who is transgender buying coffee. Basically what I am saying is while it's smart to market to the LGBt community by featuring two of the most popular personalities from RPDR, I hope we will see more trailers that highlights different aspects of the LGBT community.

Now before you sissy that walk over to Starbucks to get your favorite Frappuccino, check out the trailer below...

IRON MAN TRIES TO LIFT THOR'S HAMMER IN NEW AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON TRAILER

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Being that someone (most likely HYDRA) leaked the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron before ABC could reveal it during Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D., a new trailer had to be stitched together with additional footage. In the new clip we see the superheroes enjoying some downtime, Ultron taunting the Avengers, and Iron Man tries to lift Thor's hammer.

Check out the new clip below...



EW REVEALS FIRST LOOK AT TERMINATOR GENISYS COVERS



Surprisingly, there's no cover featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Check out the second cover, featuring Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Divergent's Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese below...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KIM KARDASHIAN FRUSTRATED THAT HER ACCOMPLISHAMENTS AREN'T TAKEN SERIOUSLY



You know with all the fat Kim has had injected in her frozen face, it's hard to tell when she's being serious, so I'm just going to label the following story as "bitches be whining." Apparently the reality star and biggest fame whore on the planet is upset that her accomplishments that begat her career by taking black dick via an amateur video are not being taken seriously. 

While speaking at the Re/Code Code Mobile conference on Monday, Kim revealed that it frustrates her that her accomplishments aren't being taken seriously

Says Kim, “That is a question that sometimes I get frustrated with. I pride myself in my work ethic and I work really hard.” 

The heifer even had the nerve to compare her once-hit reality show Keeping Up With The Kuntrashians to I Love Lucy.

Kardashian went on, “I think sometimes that when people hear that I might have gotten success off of a ‘reality show,’ they take that as a negative. We’re filming our tenth season. We’ve had nine seasons of spinoffs. We have more episodes than ‘I Love Lucy.’ We have so many milestones that people don’t think about.” She further declared, “I don’t think reality TV gets the respect it deserves.”

And Kardashian gave a play by play of a typical day for her. She revealed, “I wake up every single day at 6 a.m., and go to the gym, and get my daughter up, feed my baby, film all day, sometimes don’t finish until 8 or 9 p.m., and that’s every single day, six days a week, for five months straight while we’re filming.” And granted that Kardashian first shot to fame with a sex tape, and what’s being filmed now often looks like fun and games, her days actually revolve around meetings for all of the Kardashians’ various businesses — boutiques, clothing and makeup lines, books and more.

Still, Kardashian called her reality shows “well-shot, well-lit home movies,” and says social media is what “allowed my career to sustain, and I’ve adapted to the chance of it all.” Insisting that she does all of her own posting, Kardashian shot down rumors that gets paid $10,000 per tweet, joking, “I would be tweeting every two seconds if that was true.”

As for the “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” scam game released earlier this year, some reports have said the app stands to make $200 million in revenue its first 12 months alone. Kardashian, however, simply says, “We’ll never talk dollars and cents… It could be more. It could be less. It’s been very good to me.”

She reiterated, “It’s an every day JOB for me. I get up and it’s proving everything. I think the success on the game is a lot because we work really hard at it.”

I applaud Kim for her accomplishments. Anyone who can make a coin off of being an amateur porn star gets a round of applause in my book. But when you and your family constantly flaunt your wealth, pull stunts to get people to watch your show etc., you can't be surprised that people are throwing shade. When you actually inform me what exactly is your profession, then we'll talk.


MTV GIVES FULL SEASON ORDER TO SERIES BASED ON SCREAM FRANCHISE



With MTV doing an excellent job with their Teen Wolf series (which was originally a movie in the 80's and spawned a sequel with Jason Batemen), the network has given the green light to a TV series based on the 90's horror movie franchise Scream.

The series based on the Ghostface killer who likes to call his victims with movie trivia before he (or in some cases they) kill them has been in development for at least two years, and since I'm guessing MTV liked what they saw in the pilot the series has been given a full season order. The series, which will consist of 10 episodes will premiere in October 2015 just in time for Halloween. 

The one-hour project, officially put into development last spring, stars Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duvall, Bex Taylor Klaus as Audrey, John Karna as Noah Foster, Connor Weil as Will, Amadeus Serafini as Kieran Wilcox, Carlson Young as Brooke Maddox, Tracey Middendorf as Maggie and Joel Gretsch as Sheriff Clark Hudson. The Scream series join MTV's current scripted offerings Teen WolfAwkward, Faking It, Finding Carter and Happyland, as well as the upcoming Victoria Justice drama Eye Candy.

Jamie Travis (Faking It) directed the pilot, Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal MindsRevenge) penned the original script, with Jill Blotevogel (Harper's IslandRavenswood) executive producing and serving as showrunner.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein will executive produce alongside Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad, all of whom served in the same capacity on the original franchise. Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, who originally brought the Scream project to MTV in 2012, also exec produce via their DiGa banner. Matthew Signer and Keith Levine are producers. Kevin Williamson, screenwriter of Scream, Scream 2 and Scream 4 currently has three shows on the air (Stalker, The Following, The Vampire Diaries), is not involved.

I think this is a great idea, because between me watching the next seasons of American Horror Story and The Walking Dead, I'll also be getting my slasher fix with Scream. I've just got my fingers crossed that the series will be good and that every season the concept will be a new cast of kids getting killed, with a mix of horror and comedy.

MARVEL ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATES OF PHASE 3 FILMS



Between three Iron Man Movies, two Thor films, The Avengers, two Captain America movies, and Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel films has raked in 10 billion at the box office. So today with the release of the new Avengers Age of Ultron trailer, during a special press conference, Marvel revealed phase 3 of the films they have in the works. In addition to the recently announced Black Panther movie, Marvel is set to release movies for Dr. Strange (rumors are swirling that Benedict Cumberbatch is close to getting the part), a third Thor movie, a third Captain America movie entitled Civil War, Captain Marvel which will be the studio's first female-driven potential franchise, The Inhumans, Ant-Man, Guardians 2, and a third Avengers film entitled Infinity Wars. The latter will be split into two parts (a la The Hunger Games) and will be release a year apart.

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The only thing I am bummed about is the fact that Black Widow and the Hulk haven't been given their own films. I know Hulk had two solo movies in the past that didn't fare well with fans and critics, but I believe with technology being far greater than the previous films, and the addition of Mark Ruffalo, in the perfect hands we can finally get the Hulk movie we've been wanting for years and absolutely deserve.

As for Black Widow, Scarlett Jonansson's character is loved whenever she appears on screen, and the actress proved to be a box office draw with Lucy over the summer. It would be a no-brainer to give Scarlett her own Black Widow movie. I've got my fingers crossed we will see BW in her first solo outing before the year 2020.



There are also rumors that Anthony Mackie's Falcon will be taking over for Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War  but as I said for now that's strictly a rumor. With DC recently announcing release dates for their plethora of films (Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aquaman, a solo Superman movie, Batman v. Superman, and Cyborg), I can see why Marvel is trying to step their game up with the competition. Marvel is already way ahead of DC, so all they need to do is concentrate on what they are doing in their neck of the woods. 

I actually think that Chadwick is a great actor and the perfect choice to play Black Panther. We need someone who can not only be convincing as an actor, but can pull off the physical aspects as well. Check out the full list of films and their release dates below...






CHADWICK BOSEMAN TO PLAY BLACK PANTHER IN MARVEL'S BIG SCREEN ADAPTATION



Chadwick Boseman's life is about to change. With recent turns as Jackie Robinson in 42, and as James Brown in the film Get On Up, the 37-year-old actor has signed a five-picture deal to play Black Panther on the big screen. We haven't seen a black superhero on the big screen in his own film since Wesley Snipes played Blade in three movies (Blade Trinity came out 10 years ago), so it's interesting that Marvel is going to bring the first black superhero ever to the big screen. It's sad that it's taken this long for us to see a black superhero in his own film, but I've got my fingers crossed that Black Panther will get the same kind of TLC that Marvel puts into it's other movies.

THOMAS ROBERTS DISHES ON BROOKE GUINAN, NEW YORK'S FIRST AND ONLY TRANSGENDER FIREFIGHTER

MUST WATCH DOCUMENTARY: WHAT'S THE T?



With so many awesome personalities such as Laverne Cox and Janet Mock getting their due in the spotlight, and the rise of transgender visibility on the small screen, a new documentary you must all check out is finally available on DVD.

What "Paris is Burning" was to drag balls - "What's the T?" is to transgender life - a documentary that explores the challenges, successes and lives of five transgender women; a multi-character study and an introduction to the uninitiated. "To understand the ladies of "What's the T?" is to love them," says San Francisco-based filmmaker, Cecilio Asuncion, recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Filipino-American award for LGBT advocacy. It is thanks to Asuncion's unique, tender and intimate friendships with the film's subjects that allows "What's the T?" - structured around a series of Asuncion's conversations with The Ladies - to be such a frank, engaging and memorable film. The film is not only a loving crafted and empathetically handled documentary, but also a vivid snapshot of transgender life as it exists today- the terminology, the social realities, the successes and the heartbreak. Over the last couple years, transgender characters and themes have jumped into mainstream consciousness, particularly through television and video-on-demand dramas like Netflix' "Orange is the New Black" and Amazon's "Transparent". Most recently and - perhaps most dramatically - "Orange is the new Black" star Laverne Cox, became the first trans person ever to be on the cover of TIME Magazine. The exposure, discussion and timing of this welcome trans awareness has been both prescient and fortuitous for the release of "What's The T?" by Eye Film Releasing and Kinonation. "What's the T?" was an official selection at over ten major LGBT film festivals worldwide including: Frameline, 37 San Francisco, Rio Gay Film Festival, Transgender Kiel Germany, as well as the Portland, Pensacola, and the Soho International Film Festivals. Additionally, "What's the T?" won the festival favorite award at Cinema Diverse Palm Springs and is widely considered the best film of its kind to hit the festival circuit in years.

You can order the film here


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

USHER COVERS BILLBOARD MAGAZINE



I was reading the Usher in a New Era headline and I am pretty curious to read his thoughts on the state of the music industry, because the R&B singer has been struggling as of late for one of his new singles to stick on the Billboard charts. I also heard tickets for his upcoming tour haven't been selling, and it's unfortunate that in these times the only way you can sell tickets to a concert is if you pull some kind of stunt or if you're a Country artist.

CAZWELL COVERS NEXT MAGAZINE



I will admit, I'm not the craziest fan of out rapper Cazwell's music, but I have to admit that his new album Hard 2 B Fresh is one of my favorite records of 2014. I think it may have to do with the fact that he picked some very interesting beat makers that keeps him in the clubs, and with some help from Nicky Da B, Cherie Lily, Roxy and Manila Luzon, it's definitely an album you want to listen to before heading out to the club or if you're coming home late night from work and you need something to keep you awake.

Movies

  • 5 Deadly Venoms
  • Aliens
  • Another Gay Movie
  • Blade
  • Blade Runner
  • Boy Culture
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Die Hard
  • E.T.
  • Eating Out
  • Enter the Dragon
  • First Blood
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Inception
  • Jaws
  • Kick-Ass
  • Kill Bill
  • Milk
  • Mysterious Skin
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Piranha
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Salt
  • Saw
  • Shortbus
  • Speed
  • Spider Man 2
  • T2
  • The Bourne Trilogy
  • The Circuit
  • The Crazies (2009)
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Fluffer
  • The Goonies
  • The Lost Boys
  • The Matrix
  • The Monster Squad
  • The Road
  • The Road Warrior
  • The Terminator
  • True Lies