Monday, May 30, 2011
Although other pop singers with fatter bank accounts (I'm talking to you Gaga and JLo) have swagger-jacked her musical style, don't think those bitches could keep Kat Deluna wallowing in her misery for long. I've been a Kat stan since Whine Up, and she's continued the hits with Run The Show, Dancing Tonight, Party O' Clock and her most booty pop-tastic American latin-dance single Drop It Low. Now that her former producing partner RedOne is busy xeroxing his sound with Kat to every pop artist looking for a hit to stay relevant, Kat has moved on to collaborating with someone fresh and new, like Italian DJ Nicola Fasano.
What I love about Kat is unlike JLo, she sticks to incorporating latin rhythms in her music, but takes it to another level by taking it to the clubs. If Jen wants to reamin relevant by using a sample from an old latin movie from the 80's then that's fine. It's apart of her cheeseball charm. But Kat is staking her claim as the official latin dance diva, and will not go out quietly. My only bitch is the video. While this is a fierce track that will have many girls (and some queens) working the pole until the chrome wears off, why is it whenever a DJ releases a track with a guest vocalist the video always sucks? There could have been some great choreography added to this. Love the track, and can't wait for Kat to snatch all these bitches wigs this summer.
Check out the black Liberace's latest video from his awesome album Lady Killer which is in stores now.
Just as we were getting used to all the Barbie-isms in her Super Bass video, Harajuku Barbie has unleashed her new new video for Did It On Em, my favorite track from the pretty abysmal Pink Friday. Only problem is, it's your typical music video that incorporates nothing but live concert footage. I just wish there was a rise in female rap right now, because Nicki should not be the only femcee on the charts.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday morning in NYC was pretty busy with gays, the kids, and some grown folk on opposite sides of Manhattan, performing on TV. Gaga was on Good Morning America and Rihanna was on the Today show. During her opening performance of S&M, some random dude in the crowd forcefully grabbed her while she was hi-fiving the fans, and had everyone clutching their pearls (and some of her dancers trying to pull her from his horndog clutches. Well a stan on Twitter asked her what she was thinking at the time, and in typical RiRi fashion, she said
I love that she answers her own tweets because it shows behind all the manufacturing lies a personality. Check it all go down below...
Fierce fucking remix. Hands down the official summer dance anthem of 2011. Throw dem hands up and get into the Style of Eye and Carli Remix of Swedish House Mafia's dancetravaganza Save The World below...
Swedish House Mafia - Save The World (Style Of Eye & Carli Remix) by Marios Muzik
Dance duo LMFAO have unleashed their second single Champagne Showers featuring Natalia Kills and like Miami's own Pitbull, LMFAO have staked their claim as THE official party rappers of the industry. The duo's sophomore album, Sorry For Party Rocking will be in stores on June 21.
LMFAO (ft Natalia Kills) - Champagne Showers by CherrytreeRecords
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Godric was one of my favorite characters on True Blood, and he was taken away too soon in the second season. At least I can live through all the homoeroticisms here. Although this is the fifth episode, this is the first time I'm seeing this.
The singer performed Bad Romance, Born This Way, Judas, and Hair. I know I give her a lot of shit at times for her constand pandering to specific minority groups, but I have to say she gave a good performance, sounded great early in the morning, and I love how well she's dealing with all this instant fame.
I love the original video, but I love the William Bell version more. Check out the original video below...
Thursday, May 26, 2011
After rumors circulated earlier this year that Top Chef's Tom Collichio agreed and then declined to be the grand marshal of L.A.'s gay pride parade, figure skater Johnny Weir has stepped in.
Said Weir: "I'm not ashamed to be me. More than anyone else I know, I love my life and accept myself. What's wrong with being unique? I am proud of everything that I am and will become," the two-time Olympian said.
Previous grand marshals include Kathy Griffin, Cyndi Lauper, Sharon & Kelly Osbourne, and Chelsea Handler.
Two of my favorite actresses on Glee, Jane Lynch and Lauren Potter, who play Sue Sylvester and cheerleader Becky join together for a 30-second PSA urging people to stop using the word retard. Now I will admit that as someone who loathes political correctness I do use the word. If it's towards someone with down-syndrome (which I happen to know someone who is) then everyone should know it's not right to use that word towards them. i use retarded towards people who are actually stupid - not towards someone who has a disability. I love people like Lauren who go against the grain and show people they are just as capable as others are in living life to the fullest. I applaud you guys for bringing awareness, but I don't see it going anywhere like the words nigger and faggot.
The tracklisting for Jordan Knight's brand new solo album Unfinished has leaked online, and if it has songs as good as first single Let's Go Higher, then count me in. NKOTBSB's album is in stores now. Unfinished will be in stores on May 30.
01. Let’s Go Higher
03. Like A Wave
04. One More Night
06. Kiss It Away
08. O Face
10. Up And Down
While the Black Eyed Peas plan to take some time off after they finish touring with their latest album The Beginning, Fergie (who couldn't be more happier to take a break from the spotlight) spilled the beans to Hollyscoop.TV that Will.I.Am plans to release a solo album.
Jason Derulo has released the first video from his awful new single Don't Wanna Go Home, from his sophomore album Future History, which will be in stores this September. Besides all that, I love that he dances his ass off and it's great to see former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton in the video as well. I just wish he had better material that would help him stand out from all the Usher's, Taio's, and wiggers like Justin Bieber's out there.
Diddy must be using the money he made from his Sean John clothing line and his deal with Ciroc to make a video for every track on his group's Last Train To Paris CD, because no matter how many videos he puts out it never helps their album sales. That doesn't mean the album sucks because it doesn't. I just think all those years of Diddy being such a media whore have backfired, and unfortunately it doesn't shed light on his best work in years.
T and C without the L performed two of their classics (from when I was in junior high school) No Scrubs and Waterfalls on last night's American Idol. If T-Boz and Chilli ever plan on recording a new album together like they've always said in interviews, since we do most definitely miss the late Left-Eye, why not just make a new album and have a bunch of guest rappers on some songs?
I've already come to the conclusion that Beyonce was the best performance on Idol last night, and the only good part about watching this was seeing my future husband Mark Kanemura dance with Gaga on top of a giant box. Randy Jackson should have gotten on her about her pitchiness when she was trying to hit them hign parts, but it shows Gaga hasn't given her vocals time to rest.
While it's become apparent that girls aren't the ones running the world at the moment, that hasn't stopped Beyonce from promoting the hell out of her last project. Not only is the self-proclaimed "diva" keeping the guest appearances to a minimum (Andre 3000 guests on the uptempo "Party"), but her album, which she says she recorded over 60 songs within the past year will only include your standard 12 tracks. I'm sure if people wait about six months she'll release a deluxe edition with a few more songs, like she's done since B-Day.
Bey also finally addressed her legendary claims of swagger jacking, who was accused of getting the idea for her show-stopping Billboard Awards performance from Italian pop star Lorella Cuccarini, who did the same routine back in 2010. Beyonce does admit that she saw Lorella's performance, and only took inspiration from her.
"My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much," Beyonce told AOL Music. "I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius. Thank God for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards."
I always say when people are inspired by something, if you are on a large platform to expose it to a larger audience why not take that on? Madonna has been doing that for decades. No one in the mainstream universe were even aware of voguing until she brought it to the masses. And since most Americans are too self-asborbed to even notice their own shadow, why not Bey finally take a risk with her career and try something new? I liked the performance and see no problem with this. Besides, she only used portions of Lorella's video. She didn't just plain copy the whole thing. Now that would be considered thievery. You can read the rest and come to your own conclusion by heading to new.music.yahoo.com
Beyonce 4 Tracklisting
While I was busy doing more important things with my life, I had heard that Beyonce performed a brand new sing called 1+1 on American Idol finale last night. I'm glad you can count, girl! Over in the far superior and more current NYC we could give two shits about who won, so I'm not even going to give the satisfaction of announcing the winner's name here. All I have to say is she may have worked overtime to get people to like her single Run The World (Girls), but Bey is proving time and time again why she is the hardest working woman in show business.
Also check out her performance of Crazy In Love as well below...
This mix seriously werked my punane something fierce!
Ode To The Bouncer (M-3ox Remix) by Studio Killers
And here's the fierce music video as well.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Diplo and Steve Aoki have collaborated on a bizarre new track that as of this moment is untitled. Check out the craziness above.
Everyone knows how much I'm obsessed with Dave Aude's beats and of course he does not disappoint on his latest remix for Frankmusik's latest single Do It In The A.M. feat. Far East Movement. The only thing that's unfortunate about this is that Frankmusik's new album won't be out until September 27. He better serve up a plethora of dance singles until then. In the meantime, throw them hands up and get to serving something fierce below...
Female hearts and some male erections have been crushed as I bring you some sad news. TVLine is reporting that Christopher Meloni, who plays Det. Eliott Stabler on the only Dick Wolf franchise left standing Law & Order: SVU (Criminal Intent and the L.A. edition have both been canceled) will not be returning to the hit series next season.
The reason for his exit is due to the fact that Christopher Meloni and the producers of SVU couldn't come to an agreement with his contract and he won't be backwhen the show returns in the fall for it's 13th season. Say it ain't so!
Producer Dick Wolf is scrambling quick to get a big name to replace Christopher Meloni. A few weeks ago it was reported that Mariska Hargitay will be back next season, but she will receive a promotion so that her hours on the show can be limited to having more time with her family. Rumors have since been circulating that producers are thinking of hiring Jennifer Love Hewitt in mid-season to eventually replace Mariska for season 14.
I'm so upset about this news. I've grown up with seeing Stabler and Benson take down the bad guys on this show every week, and it won't be the same with them gone. It would also be nice if they gave Ice T more to do on the show, but that's just me.
My picks of who should replace Christopher Meloni on SVU
Benjamin Bratt - Law & Order
Jessie L. Martin - Law & Order
Boris Kodjoe - Soul Food, Undercovers
Michael Chiklis - No Ordinary Family, The Shield
Michael Imperioli - Detroit 1-8-7, The Sopranos
Jason Clarke - Det. Jarek Wysocki on Chicago Code
Dominic West - The Wire
Idris Elba - The Wire, Luther
My picks who should replace Mariska Hargitay on SVU
Angela Bassett - E.R., legendary film actress
Jennifer Beals - The Chicago Code, The L Word
Alicia Hines - Detroit 1-8-7, True Blood
Tricia Helfer - Battlestar Galactica
Melissa Leo - The Fighter, Treme
Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer
Khandi Alexander - CSI: Miami, Treme
Cynthia Nixon - Sex & The City
Katee Sackoff - Battlestar Galactica
Molly Price - Third Watch
Jada Pinkett-Smith (should HawthoRNe get canceled)
Yesterday I reported the news that Jersey Shore reality stars Ronnie Ortiz-Magro fist pumped into Mike's "The Situation" Sorrentino's face in Italy which in my mind I thought may have had to do with Sammi Sweetheart. So why when I watched Wendy Williams this morning they confirmed my theory. As a fellow Jersey Shorenista since the beginning, I've watched Ronnie & Sammi's toxic relationship unfold on the show for three seasons, causing tension with the other roommates in the house.
They're always the first to get everyone involved, but then turn around and tell you to mind your business. Mike interfered in their relationship last season in Seaside when he revealed to Ronnie that Sammi was seeing Mike's friend Arvin and texed for him to meet her at the club. Ronnie and Sammi had another one of their famous fights and broke up for what seemed like for good.
So why to no one's surprise that they were spotted by the Italian paparazzi back together and holding hands. My guess is Mike instigated some shit and it backfired on him. Well shortly after the fight occurred the two are back to being mates.
Multiple sources close to both "Jersey Shore" stars told TMZ ... the guys had a long talk after the altercation and "worked out their issues."
TMZ also says the whole fight went down in the first place after Ronnie had returned from a night of clubbing with his GF Sammi. Ronnie was pretty heated over an argument he had with Sammi ... and in his rage, "turned his anger towards Mike."
Sources tell us Ronnie began to talk smack to Sitch -- taking personal shots regarding Sitch's family -- and The Sitch eventually snapped.
The two men fought briefly before it was "quickly broken up" -- and Ronnie then blew off some steam by punching a wall and tearing up his knuckles.
While their dramatic relationship does make up for good TV, when will these two get it through their skulls that they are not meant to be in a relationship? If you're in Italy, you'd think it would be the perfect time to tear the roof off and hook up with some pussy other than Sammi's, but some people love writhing around in their own toxicity.
After a few days of sitting in as a new judge on the U.S. version of X-Factor, gossip site TMZ is reporting that Cheryl Cole is no longer a judge on the highly-anticipated series. Former Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger, who was originally in the Ryan Seacrest role will now sit alongside fellow judges , , and LA Reid (which is the way it should have been in the beginning). There was no given reason as to why Cheryl was sent packing, but my guess is maybe her personality didn't gel with the vibe of the show (as well as trying to understand her thick accent). Well I hope it's not too late for her to rejoin the U.K. version. If they are still looking for a sparkling personality to co-host alongside Steve Jones, I am available.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Remember a few years ago when Chris Crocker became a household name with his message for everyone to "leave Britney alone?" Well the Youtube star has finally comes to his senses and speaks out about Britney's lackluster live performances, which was clearly displayed twice on Sunday's Billboard awards. Clearly her heart isn't into performing anymore, and she would rather be at home taking care of her kids and rolling in her savings than perform in front of a live audience, so why doesn't her label Jive respect that? Hopefully when her contract is done with her label, she can walk away from the spotlight and be the happy southern belle she's longed to be.
Check out filmmaker, activist and pioneer Buck Angel's new film Sexing The Transman which looks quite fascinating. Why doesn't he have his own reality show? For more info on his workshop, check out his website at Buckangelentertainment.com
Buck Angel's Sexing The Transman from Buck Angel on Vimeo.
LMFAO follow up their recent party track Party Rock Anthem with a brand new one called Sorry For Party Rocking, which drops on June 21. Check out a snippet of their club thumping single Sexy Mother featuring Pitbull below...
Taking it old school
Australian director Malcolm Burt's latest documentary takes on the very hot topic regarding different religions and how they deal with sexuality.
Check out the film's description below:
"In it, documentary film maker Malcolm Burt sets out to explore whether or not one can be gay and formally religious. Determined not to be a religion-basher, he is painfully aware that, under the banner of faith, many homosexual people have been rejected, hurt and killed because of their sexual orientation. Scriptural precepts are often perceived as antigay, and homophobia abounds in religious circles - yet there are those who are both homosexual and devout - and proclaim the scripture is misinterpreted. Malcolm struggles to understand how these faithful homosexuals continue to crave acceptance from a club that reviles them - and wonders if religion is not a choice but an accident of birth. "
The Bedroom Commandments - 7 minute trailer from Malcolm Burt on Vimeo.
After taking some time off to be a mom, my favorite Spice Girl singer Melanie C (aka the one with actual singing talent) has returned to the music scene with her spunky new single Rock Me. I didn't know what to expect, since Mel hasn't really put out any good music since her "I Turn To You" days, but I'm definitely digging her new track, which will have you throwing up those devil horns in no time.
Mr. 305 himself Pitbull has released the official album artwork and tracklisting for his forthcoming sixth album Planet Pit, which will be in stores on June 21. Planet Pit features guest appearances by Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown, NeYo, Marc Anthony, T Pain and more. Afrojack, Benny Blanco, Max Martin, Dr. Luke, David Guetta, Polow Da Don, RedOne and DJ Frank E have contributed beats to what is being called the hottest dance album of the summer. I'm surprised there's no JLo on the album, since he was on her On The Floor single. Guess Marc Anthony has to have something that is his without his wife riding away with all the attention.
Planet Pit Tracklisting:
1. Mr. Worldwide (Intro) (feat. Vein)
2. Give Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer)
3. Rain Over Me (feat. Marc Anthony)
4. Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor) (feat. T-Pain)
6. Come N Go (feat. Enrique Iglesias)
7. Shake Senora (feat. T-Pain & Sean Paul)
8. International Love (feat. Chris Brown)
9. Castle Made Of Sand (feat. Kelly Rowland & Jamie Drastik)
10. Took My Love (feat. Red Foo, Vein & David Rush)
11. Something For The DJ's
After years of playing second fiddle in groups such as Danity Kane and Dirty Money, Dawn Richard is ready to step out into the spotlight all by her lonely. Check out her interview with Rap-Up TV to see what she had to say about going solo and the concept behind her album trilogy GoldenHeart, which will drop in late 2011/early 2012 with BlackHeart and RedemptionHeart to follow.
This was my jam back in 1998 when it was released. I used to play the Hex Hector and Mac Quayle remix ad nauseum and I love the fact that DJ James Anthony has taken the time and energy to rework the track into a fierce progressive house vibe. Now would be as good a time for Reina to give us some new music, don't you think? also, you'd be a fool not to incorporate this into your DJ sets this summer.
Reina- Find Another Woman 2011 (James Anthony's Big Room Remake) by DJJamesAnthony
Mohombi, the first act to be signed to RedOne's record label premieres his brand new video for single Coconut Tree, which features the vocals of Nicole Scherzinger. Perfect song just in time for the summer.
Mohombi feat. Nicole Scherzinger - Coconut Tree from Anderson Rabello on Vimeo.
The seventh episode of Mortal Kombat: Legacy has finally arrived, and it features the episode of all episodes we've all been waiting for...the showdown between Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Read the synopsis below:
Hanzo Hasashi, better known as the warrior Scorpion, is summoned to meet with the Shogun of Kumamoto Castle. While traveling, the fearless General of the Shirai Ryu clan encounters his mortal enemy, Sub-Zero. Scorpion realizes too late that this trap has led him away from his village and family, leaving them without means to defend themselves. He knows that he must defeat Sub-Zero and return to his village before it is too late.
Directed by Kevin Tancharoen from a script by Todd and Aaron Helbing, the episode stars Ian Anthony Dale (The Event) as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion, Kevan Ohtsji as Sub-Zero, Maurissa Tancharoen as Kana, Brandon Nomura as Jubei, Michael Rogers as Quan Chi and Johnson Phan as Shang Tsung.
Rocker Rob Zombie may have spent the last few years keeping busy in the movie world (he's currently working on the horror film Lords of Salem), but don't think he's forgotten about his first love...music. Zombie recently told Billboard that he's excited to get back in the studio to work on new music, and even feels that his follow-up to Hellbilly Deluxe 2, "will probably be the best record we've done in a long time.
“After I broke away from the music for a while and came back when John 5 joined, it’s been like this weird rebuilding process. But I feel like this year we’ve really kind of brought the band back to where it needs to be, so I really feel like, even though we haven’t done anything yet, the next record is going to be a special one.”
“I’ve got to hold my excitement because I’ve got a lot of stuff to do before I get to it, but I’m excited to do it.”
Zombie has a summer tour in the works with Slayer, and as I stated earlier he's still working on his movie about witches. I've seen Rob Zombie perform at Ozzfest and I have to say he puts on an awesome show. I will admit I was a bit disappointed in his Halloween remake and it's sequel, but The Devil's Rejects is one of my favorite movies he's directed, and I am curious as to what he can bring to his Lords of Salem project. I just hope when he's done with the movie, tour, and new album he can get right on making the film for Werewolf Women of the S.S.or Tyrannosaurus Rex, which the latter I thought was going to be his next project.
Although there are many, check out two of my favorite Rob Zombie tracks below...
- 5 Deadly Venoms
- Another Gay Movie
- Blade Runner
- Boy Culture
- Brokeback Mountain
- Die Hard
- Eating Out
- Enter the Dragon
- First Blood
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Kill Bill
- Mysterious Skin
- Night of the Living Dead
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Spider Man 2
- 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