Monday, December 31, 2012
Cheryl Cole is still trying to make the solo thing happen, because she's released a new music video called Ghetto Baby. Talk show host Wendy Williams is always listing the mediocre pop singers (like Kelly Rowland, Ashanti and Ciara to name a few) who need to marry a count because no one is buying their records anymore. Cheryl needs to be added to that list.
If you are a regular to my blog then you all know by now I am a huge horror film fanatic. One of the many things that pisses me off is when Hollyood wants to remake all the good classics instead of remaking bad movies with a great concept but poorly executed. Maniac, one of my favorite 80's horror films received a remake, and I will admit I was skeptical about the film until I happened to watch the Red Band international trailer a few months back. Not only does the remake take the original to a whole nother level, but Elijah Wood's performance as the iconic killer is absolutely breathtaking.
Unfortunately Maniac won't be out in the U.S. until Spring, 2013 (via IFC), but to get horror fanatics (and those of you who may have never seen Maniac before) interested in going to see this film when it comes out, check out a chilling six-minute international clip below.
Maniac stars Elijah Wood and is directed by Franck Khalfoun with a script penned by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha).
Also check out the International Red Rand trailer below...
As the second season of Project Runway: All Stars nears towards it's finale, Lifetime has given us an exclusive look at the upcoming 11th season, and when it airs there will be some big changes ahead. First due to a hectic schedule, Michael Kors will not be back this season as the judge with the fierce one-liners, so Zac Posen will be stepping in to fill MK's legendary shoes. Second, the series has decided to mop the idea used on the dreadful Bravo series (the original home of PR) The Fashion Show and is making the designers work in teams instead of individually.
While the concept failed miserably on TFS (which Project Runway: All Stars judge Isaac Mizrahi was one apart of along with legendary supermodel Iman), I think it might be a good idea to see if they can make the concept work on the granddaddy of all fashion reality shows. It will most certainly be interesting if the designers can make all of their designer aesthetics work within the theme they are given, since it takes a team to put the collections you see at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week work anyway.
Although All Stars stepped their game up with the endless list of celebrity judges (Kylie Minogue, Katie Holmes and Diane Von Furstenberg to name a few), I've been a bit disappointed with the current season of PR:AS since none of the designers stand out like the colorful contestants of All Stars' first season. Out of all the designers left, I do hope that Anthony Ryan (I love Uli too) wins because I am in love with his different looks, especially the feathered cape he made a few episodes ago. So with that said, bring on season 11!
For the past few years, the maintream movie industry has been a disappointment in regards to pushing the envelope on great writing, acting, and developing an actual original idea (basic and premium cable channels have and sre still dominating that thirst for good entertainment and challenging writing), but 2012 shocked the shit out of most of us with the plethora of good movies that came out this year. I'm not going to go on a huge rant on why I loved the list of choices I picked this year as my favorite movies, but what I do hope is that you enjoyed going to the movies as much as I did. So without further ado, check out my picks of must-see movies in the action, comedy, horror and sci-fi genre, and be sure if the trailer interests you that you add these films to your must-see Netflix list.
Kris Avalon's Must See Movies Of 2012
1. The Avengers
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
5. Cabin In The Woods
7. The Perks of Being A Wallflower
8. Django Unchained
11. Premium Rush
12. The Raid: Redemption
14. The Collection
15. 21 Jump Street
16. The American Scream
17. The Hunger Games
19. Room 237
20. Zero Dark Thirty
23. The Amazing Spider Man
25. How To Survive A Plague
27. Cloud Atlas
28. The Bourne Legacy
29. Any Day Now
30. I Want Your Love
31. Gun Hill Road
33. Ballad of Genesis And Lady Jaye
34. Leave It On The Floor
35. The Innkeepers
37. Elliot Loves
38. Beasts of the Southern Wild
39. The Skinny
40 Project X
4. The Man With The Iron Fists
I almost forgot Sean Paul was still putting out music from his album, which has been in promo hell for most of 2012 and never made it across U.S. shores. The video and song for Body has him on the right track in regards to giving us sexy hotness like Temperature and Get Busy, and I'm hoping his new album will dethrone Pitbull who's music seems to get worse and worse every year.
A few weeks ago when I was talking about How To Destroy Angels, the side project Trent Reznor has bern working on with his wife Mariqueen and his compoaing partner Atticus Ross, I was wondering if we'd ever hear any new NIN music. Well it looks like my prayers have been answered, because Trent recently revealed that he plans to release a new NIN compilation in 2014.
"Yeah, there will be new music. There are some things in the works," he said to Rolling Stone, also hinting at live NIN shows. "Yeah, if it feels right, it's a possibility. . . . I never said that that wasn't going to happen, just that it couldn't go on as it was."
The compilation will only feature two new songs, and that should get longtime fans' appetites wet for a new album, which Trent says he will begin writing afterwards. So that means it could be about 2016 before we get a full NIN record. While I would be quick to bitch about the long wait, I'm giving Trent the benefit of the doubt since I know he's got his hands full. My only question is why is it taking two years to drop a greatest Hits compilation, when all you have to do is sort through your collection of songs. Shouldn't that take like five minutes?
In addition to working on new music, he's been busy working with Dr. Dre's (who we have been waiting for over a decade to release Detox) Beats By Dre on a new music streaming project, with a working name of Daisy. Set for an early 2013 release, the project is meant to help users sort through songs in a way that services like Spotify do not. He's also composing the soundtrack to the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and lending a hand to the new Queens of the Stone Age album.
While 2012 was the year that a lot of entertainers subtlely came out of the closet (like Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto and Jim Parsons, to name a few), can the same be said about gay actors who star in some of your favorite action movies or romantic comedies? Would people care if someone like, for example, Channing Tatum, who became 2012's 100 million-dollar A-lister with the success of The Vow, 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike were gay in his private life (for the record Channing is married to his Step Up co-star Jenna Dewan Tatum, who is currently pregnant with their first child, but that means nothing in an industry that thrives on illusion for fame and money)?
Yes we have come farther than in the mid-90's when Ellen Degeneres suffered a huge backlash after coming out on her hit sitcom. She has since bounced back with her 10-year-old hit daytime talk show, but in some cases we still have a long way to go in regards of LGBT performers of color and getting their stories told.. We also got a taste of some reminded bigotry when author Bret Easton Ellis made negative comments about Matt Bomer being in the running to play Christian Grey in the highly-anticipate 50 Shades of Grey movie. Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) are also alleged to be in the running for the role.
“OK, I’ll say it. Matt Bomer isn’t right for Christian Grey because he is openly gay. He’s great for other roles but this is too big a game,” Ellis tweeted in August.
Author Jackie Collins also revealed that Bomer was in the running to play Superman in a 2003 version (that never happened), but casting directors didn't book him because they didn't want to risk hiring someone who was out in the industry but not out to the public. Bomer has had the last laugh, since he showed off his action chops on the pilot for Chuck (where he was the original Intersect) and is currently on the hit USA series White Collar.
Howard Bragman, a celebrity publicist to the stars who has also helped a lot of celebrities come out agreed that while it is great that gay actors have come out with little to no backlash, he says that no Hollywood A-lister is looking to risk the millions they make to live their truth:
“The opposite is true. You have certain movie stars who will sue you if you imply they’re gay. So we certainly have a way to go,” Bragman said.
“A lot of it has to do with younger actors. Younger people just aren’t in the closet. I mean, I know plenty who are but in large part, many aren’t and won’t live in the closet,” Bragman said.
“A lot of actors have said to me ‘I don’t know what will happen to my career after I come out but I’d rather live honestly than make millions of dollars a year and be a liar and not live my truth.’ Every single person I’ve worked with who has come out is happier. The weight of the world has been lifted from their shoulders,” he added.
Maybe it all boils down to the type of industry you're in. If you are an actor making movies for a religious-based audience or a country singer (like Chely Wright) you may have a harder time having success being out. But then again Frank Ocean is the first urban musician to come out of the closet and have a successful album (with a few Grammy nominations) and Orlando Cruz is the first welterweight boxer to come out as gay, so anything is possible. I hope that one day we will have the first out action movie star or gay romcom king and no one will give a fuck, but I think the only ones who will help bring that change to the world is the next generation, since they are the ones who have become more exposed to LGBT issues in the media than their elders.
At the end of the day an actor's job is to portray characters that is far removed from who they are in their real life, so I don't understand why people can look past someone like Charlize Theron playing a serial killer (and winning an Oscar for it), but if Jake Gyllenhaal plays a gay guy in Brokeback Mountain people start to wonder if he is in fact gay? Maybe if people focused on how to put it down in their own bedrooms instead of wondering what their favorite celebrities does in theirs, the world would be a better place.
Since there seems to be meatier roles on the small screen than the big screen, my guess is that the only way we'll see stories involving openly gay action stars or romcom leading men is on my TV.
Last month while on a red capet for some event, reporters asked queen of the side-eye Britney Spears if she will be coming back as a judge for The X-Factor season 3, to whch she replied that she would. Well apparently she didn't get the memo, but her $15 million dollar performance was so bad producers are looking to send the clueless pop tart packing.
Here is the story from US Weekly:
Looks like Britney Spears’ X Factor gig will be a one-and-done kind of deal. As the new issue of Us Weekly reveals, the “Hold It Against Me” singer is on her way out as a judge for Fox’s hit reality competition, which wrapped its second season on Dec. 20.
“Britney will get the boot,” an insider tells Hot Stuff of the pop star, who joined the show in May, along with fellow newcomer Demi Lovato. “Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working.”
One reason? Spears’ $15 million contract, which sources say the low-energy mentor hasn’t earned.
“They paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps,” a second insider tells Us
Adds a third source of show co-creator Simon Cowell, who is leading the charge to axe the performer: “He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.”
Spears’ firing would be the latest in a long line of departures over the show’s short lifespan. In the space of just two seasons, the series has lost or let go of Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, Cheryl Cole and — most recently — L.A. Reid, who announced his decision to leave earlier this month.
Spears is likely next on the chopping block, but Cowell, 53, hasn’t always had it out for her. During a conference call in October, he told reporters that she had been “a lot better than everybody thought…She’s very engaged…She has been, I think, a very, very good judge.”
Alas, their professional relationship seems to have soured some, as has the singer’s personal relationship with fiance Jason Trawick. Sources tell Us that the mom to Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, has been increasingly butting heads with her beau.
“They are pulling away from each other,” a pal explains to Us. “Unless things change, they will split for good.”
So now that L.A. Reid is gone, Demi Lovato tweeted recently bizarre messages, leaving some wondering if she's leaving the show, and Britney fired for giving a lackluster performance as a TV judge, it looks like Simon, his heavily botoxed face and ginormous man chi chis are the only ones left to keep the show afloat. The X Factor is been a mess from the start, and not only is the next search of celebrity judges with an actual personality slim pickings, and since people are getting sick of singing shows in general, it may be time for the series to be put out to pasture permanently. On the plus side if they ever decide to remake Small Wonder, Britney would make the perfect Vicki.
Remember a few months back when alleged naked pics of Zac Efron leaked of him dressing on the balcony of his hotel? Well sadly those were fake, but Rihanna, who never seems shy when it comes to being naked was snapped by the paparazzi sans clothes in front of her window. Clearly RiRi is an exhibitionist, but if she really wanted to give them a show, she should have plopped a chair in front of the window, sat in it, spread her legs wide like an agile gymnast and fucked her pussy silly with the strap-on she likes to use on Chris Brown's eager asshole. Then that would have been newsworthy!
I also added her recent performance of Diamonds on a French talk show, which you can watch below...
I can't can't make a 12/21/12 apocolypse joke since it passed, but clearly not only did the Mayans get it all wrong, but the big man upstairs clearly has a wicked sense of humor. Word on the street is that Kim Kuntrashian has a bun in the oven, which means the prophecy stating that a whore (media or literal) would give birth to the spawn of Satan, who they will name Lord Kimye and will then unleash hell on earth is about to come true. I'm actually surprised no one has yet brought up that she's pregnant with her boyfriend's baby while still married to her ex-husband Kris Humphries, yet there are people who look at gays as not fit to get married and have kids?
E! News spills the tea:
E! News has confirmed with the Kardashian family that Kim is expecting her first child with the rapper. But it was West who already spilled the exciting news to a few hundred concertgoers.
During his Atlantic City show on Sunday night, West decided to announce that Kim was expecting to all his fans. Kanye West says he "ain't crazy."
And the congratulatory tweets have already begun for the future parents. "Congrats to Kim and Kanye. Happy for both of them... bit.ly/YE4Uzh," Russell Simmons tweeted, while the Kardashians all showed their joy for the newest member of the family. "Im a happy girl !!!!!!!!! Wowza! Oh BABY BABY BABY," Kris Jenner tweeted. Khloé Kardashian Odom wrote, "Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!" Kourtney Kardashian also went to Twitter with, "Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!"
According to reports, Kim is three months pregnant, which doctors will say is the perfect time (first trimester) to let people know you are with child. I know bringing a baby in the world is supposed to be a wonderful thing for a lot of people, but when you are talking about two of the most self-absorbed asswipes in the industry, the last thing you wish is that a child will have to deal with their parents' constant fame-whoring bullshit. So not only does it mean the media will be scrambling for baby pics of Kimye's baby (as well as throwing a shitload of money their way for the exclusive pics), but also Dutchess Kate's since she and Kim will give birth around the same time. I just hope the baby doesn't come out looking like a British bulldog with a rhino's ass.
SIDEBAR: The only thing that could take all this attention off of them is if Rihanna gets knocked up with Chris Brown's baby.
American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino has been trying to make a comeback on the musical front recently, but it seems that she needs to be filed with certain musicians who are better off standing on a stage singing rather than having an actual opinion. The R&B singer went on an Instagram rant, throwing gay marriage under the bus to justify the judgement thrown her way about her past infidelity, and in the process pissed off her gay fans. Here's what she had to say about gay marriage:
I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERMENT, THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!! Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! Im not doing Nothing for you… My Life!!!!
First of all bitch, the bible also says "though shall not covet thy neighbor's wife (or in your cast thy neighbor's husband)", but that didn't stop your dumb ass from getting knocked up, now did it? Nowhere in the bible I believe it says anything about gays getting married or people smoking marijuana. Making such anti-gay comments just lost you the 10 fans you had left, because who else was buying your music but the gays? It looks like the only people Miss Celie is going to be singing for her supper to is Shug Avery, since st this point she's only fit to be her maid.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
I'm sure everyone has felt like they were prisoners in ther own mind, schlepping through life always trying to do the right thing by living by society's standards. Most of us end up miserable as fuck --- working the same boring job, eating the same thing for lunch everyday and dealing with the same co-worker fucktards and their irrelevant bullshit. I know some people will whine that Avicii has a habit of basing his music videos in corporate offices, but at least this video has a reason for using an office theme because it actually has a plot. I won't exhale fully, but maybe the tides with EDM artists making good dance music videos are turning? Whether other EDM artists actually take the time to come up with an actual concept for their catchy songs in the future, I have to say this is the best music video I've seen this year from a dance music artist.
Check out the video for Avicii and Nicky Romero's (for those of you who aren't familiar with Nicky, he has recently worked on some tracks with Rihanna) I Could Be The One below...
The first time I saw Cazzette's video for Weapon I was quite surprised, then mesmerized, because let's be honest --- most dance music videos suck. If you ever watch for example a David Guetta video (or Pitbull) it either never fits the theme of the song or they show a bunch of rhythmless white heteros dancing around like they have cerebral palsy. This video literally kicks ass. What I also liked about the video is that the cameramen and editors knew how to work out the fight sequences in the shots. I can't tell you how I hate the MTV-style quick cuts or when they think shaking the camera around makes it more realistic when it comes to fight sequences in action films.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
It looks like Brandy is getting married...for real this time. After embarrassing herself years ago when she lied that she was married to music producer Robert Smith, the father of her 10-year-old daughter Sy'rai, word on the street is that the R&B veteran is engaged to her boyfriend of one year, music exec Ryan Press.
"They are thrilled and happy and Brandy feels this is so right," an insider told Us Weekly.
Brandy first went public with her relationship back in December, and everytime she was asked in the press and in interviews if she sees marriage with Press in the future, she seemed like he was definitely the person she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.
"My daughter Sy'rai loves Ryan, and he loves me for me," said the 33-year-old, full name Brandy Norwood, adding that she'd marry Press "with a bubble-gum ring."
Press "just loves me for who I am," she told Us in August. "I don't have to camouflage anything for him or put on a mask. I can completely be myself and he loves me so much and I love him just the way he is too."
I've always said that people would love Brandy more if she worried less about what other people thought of her, which is something I think has hurt her career over the years. She was always seen as this squeaky clean teen star, and now that she's a woman and a mother she shouldn't feel the need to perpetuate that kind of image for herself. I'm just glad she's found someone she can spend the rest of her life with.
I was checking my Facebook messages and I happened to come across a casting call for one of my favorite books when I was coming to terms with my same-sex attractions called B-Boy Blues.
B-Boy Blues was the first time in my late teens I felt that it was possible for men of color to get together and have a loving relationship, without it having to be all about sex. I still have my fingers crossed for B-Boy Blues to become a movie, but maybe all it takes is for people of color (and the men who love them) to come out and show their support (hell it worked for Tyler Perry's career) and maybe we can get some powerful industry people and their money behind James Earl Hardy and any future writers who are and have followed in his footsteps. The minute we support our own and put our wallets behind the art, the more plays and films telling OUR stories will get made.
B-BOY BLUES * THE PLAY
Based on James Earl Hardy's best-selling novel about a journalist and bike messenger who fall in love, the play will make its debut during the 2013 Downtown Urban Theater Festival in New York City. The performance is scheduled for March 16 at 7:30 pm at the Here Arts Center in SoHo.
Auditions will be held at the Roy Arias Studios, 300 W43rd Street @ 8th ...Avenue, in Studio #401A on Sunday, January 13 from 5 pm - 9:30 pm.
* MITCHELL "LITTLE BIT" CRAWFORD (the middle class gent from Brooklyn) - African American/Black men, 25-35, 5' 9" or below, light or caramel complexion, compact tight frame, stacked in the back
* RAHEIM "POOQUIE" RIVERS (the homeboy from Harlem) - African American/Black men, 20-30, six feet+, dark brown/chocolate complexion, ripped muscular frame
* EUGENE “GENE” ROBERTS (the sarcastic, smug one) - African American/Black men, late 30s/early 40s
* BARRY “B.D.” DANIELS (the ditzy one) - African American/Black men, mid- 20s to early 30s, muscular/dancer's frame
* COURTNEY “BABYFACE” LYONS (B.D.'s boifriend, the unassuming one) - African American/Black men, mid-20s to early 30s
* DERRICK “D.C.” CARTER (the cocky one) - African American/Black men, early-to-mid 20s, diminutive yet diesel down
* ANGEL “A.C.” CORTEZ (the cool one) - Puerto Rican/Dominican men, early-to-mid 20s, around six feet, toned to muscular physique
* MICHELLE “MICHI” SNIPES (receptionist at Your World magazine) - African American/Black/Blatino women, mid-20s to early 30s
* MRS. RIVERS (Raheim’s mother) - African American/Black women, early-to-mid 40s
* KAREEM (troublemaking homie at the party) - African American/Black/Blatino or other men of color, early-to-mid 20s, six feet or higher, muscular frame
* DAVID (Raheim’s ex) - carbon copy of Mitchell with a street edge [non-speaking role]
Please send your pic/digital portfolio, bio/resume, acting reel/vid clips to PooquieandLilBit@aol.com. Also, indicate which character you'll be reading for, and which half hour block (5-5:30 pm, 6:30-7 pm, etc) you will be able to attend. You will receive a confirmation as to when your audition is scheduled. You may prepare a two minute monologue or choose to read from one of the sides provided by the production team.
Actors chosen will be required to attend one table reading, one dry rehearsal, one tech rehearsal, and one dress rehearsal. Actors will receive a small stipend (ranging from $35-$75) immediately following the performance.
Do spread the word. Thanks!
With the hit internet reality competition series So You Think You Can Fuck (now in it's third season) looking for the next big porn star, and with so many people uploading nude pics of themselves on sites like Guyswithiphones.com, their Twitter pages and filming themselves on sites like Xtube, it seems more and more young men are interested in unleashing their inner porn star.
Austin Wilde, who has been one of the most in-demand porn performers for the past five years (and currently runs the website, Guysinsweatpants.com, a place where guys can share pics of their dicks) felt a little Christmas cheer and has shared some of the advice he's learned along the way to any future porn stars out there who are looking to break into the business. Even if you are currently making fuck films and are looking to find a way to make you diamond shine a little brighter beyond just having the title of "porn star," you should listen to this advice as well. Who knows, maybe your career can last longer than Austin's, or maybe even Matthew Rush's, who has been making porn for over a decade.
BUY YOUR DOMAIN NAME: This is more for the brand newbies. When I first started in the industry, someone actually told me to purchase my .com. I didn’t listen because I was naive and didn’t think someone would have interest in buying it since at the time I was “nobody” and didn’t really think I’d continue doing porn past my first shoot. The last thing you want to happen is for someone to buy your domain name and then be forced to add a XXX or something as equally annoying to the end of your name in order to create your website/blog. Especially if it’s an already established porn company that puts out trash content that later hires you on and then fires you for refusing to be their puppet like the rest of their staff. Whoops.
THE GYM: This is an ever changing industry. There will be new guys popping up (pun intended) everyday. Some won’t make it past their first shoot, some may make it a year and fizzle away, and a few will be the hottest guy you’ve ever seen in your life. If you’re wanting to be noticed in this industry, an industry in which you’re paid to be NAKED in front of a camera for people’s masturbational pleasure, get your ass into the gym (that or have a 10″+ dick). Studios are paying you to be in at least decent, if not great shape and perform well. All the guys with great bodies didn’t get them by sitting around wishing they had them. So don’t be a lazy twat; ask someone or google different workouts, drink your protein shakes, EAT….and WORKOUT. And stay away from the steroids. People will notice it. And being able to play connect the dots on your back is not cute.
OVEREXPOSURE: If you’re just wanting to get in, knock out as many scenes with as many studios as you can, make your money and get out, then skip this section because it doesn’t apply to you. Exposure is great. Overexposure can be your worst enemy. As stated in the previous section, there are new guys appearing everyday, so keep yourself as “in demand” as possible, as to preserve your appearance and presence. If you need the money, it’s totally understandable, otherwise don’t accept every shoot from every studio that makes you an offer. 40 scenes with 10 different studios in the same year….es no bueno.
DON’T BE A DOUCHE: There’s little to be said about this, as it explains itself. Your attitude is half the battle when it comes to gaining that “star” status (unless you marry into it like some people). I know too many guys that are attractive, but their attitude resembles the shit I took this morning. And I had a massive steak last night. Nobody wants to jerk off to you knowing you’re a douche.
YOU’RE IN CHARGE: Within reason, of course. Understand that YOU are the one whose face is going to be on the internet with those 5 guys blowing their loads on it. You really didn’t want to do it, but the director said you “had” to. No, no you don’t. That extra $100 they used to convince you to do it will be gone after you buy your weed for the week. Your cum covered face is there for much longer than that. It’s your career; don’t do shit you don’t actually want to. Just don’t take this to the point where you turn into a DIVA. Until you receive your DIVA card, that is.
PARTYING: We all do it. How you choose to do said partying, where you broadcast it and whether or not you end up in jail for being a dumbass is completely up to you. Be a drunk mess, just don’t do it at industry events where people will take pictures and it will end up on The Sword where thousands of people will see. Again, not cute. If you’re young and immature, chances are this is going in one ear and out the other. But you’re the ones that provide us with the entertainment of seeing how much of a disaster you are. And for that, we thank you.
MELTDOWNS: Want your “career” to crash and burn like the other train wrecks that have had their “epic” meltdowns? Then have one. Otherwise, in all honestly, people will read them and judge you for them, but nobody REALLY gives a shit about your issues. And nobody wants to support someone that they KNOW is a mentally unstable mess. So pick up a phone and call someone. Or text someone. Or send an email to a random email address. But for your own sake, keep it off social networking sites. The only good thing that comes from your meltdown is the fact it makes the rest of us look like we have our shit together.
CLUB APPEARANCES: Unfortunately, clubs aren’t going out of their way to bring in porn performers like they used to even just 2-3 years ago. Especially without going through an agent or another trusted performer. Not only are they fun, but the word of mouth is your best friend when it comes to getting your name out there and increasing your fan base. So any most chances you get to do one, I highly recommend it. Again, it’s your career; get out there and take the initiative.
WAKE UP: Sometimes I wonder if guys realize that what they’re doing is going to be on the internet forever (or at least until the next apocalypse). Studios shouldn’t regret bringing you out due to your corpse-like performance. Let your inner slut out if you’re in front of the camera- we all know it’s in there. If you’ve read on the blogs that you look bored or that you’re a lame performer, it’s time to make a change. That, or McDonald’s is always hiring.
This ends my ranting. If you have any additional questions or need advice on furthering your career in the adult industry, please contact me and I’d be happy to help you. Also include your email address so I can send you an invoice for my services. Thank you.
Oh and Happy Holidays!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The video came out about a month ago, so I know I'm a little late in posting this. Better late than never, eh? Anyways, check out the video for Sublime below, which features the RuPaul's Drag Race season 3 winner in all her flawless glory. Sublime was written and produced by my friend, NYC producer, songwriter and singer SIRPAUL and directed by Andreas Anastasis, who also directed SIRPAUL's Body Connection featuring Loco Ninja video.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Whenever I listen to Röyksopp's music it always gives me goosebumps, so it should have come as no shock to me that the second I heard their new track Running To The Sea featuring Susanne Sundfør, the music immediately got under my skin and started voilently scratching underneath the surface. It also helped that Susanne's vocals are so damn emotional on this track and sent shivers up and down my spine. If this song doesn't make you want to start crying for no reason, then you have no soul.
I know I already did my list of best songs of 2012, but if I hadn't completed it Running To The Sea would be at the top of the list. There is no word if Running To The Sea will be on the next Röyksopp album, but if you like what you hear you can download it on their website or Norwegian iTunes.
As a bonus I also added the exquisite live performace as well.
Dita Von Teese has gone from being one of the biggest burlesque performers in the worls to stepping behind the mike as a singer on a new Monarchy track called Disintegration. The track was written by Monarchy specifically for Dita, and while burlesque is all about the performance, it should have been a no-brainer that Dita's next step would be as a singer.
Even if she's not the best singer, the song works because a real producer would find a way to make a song work for their muse. Hell, how do you think Britney's made her coins all these years? I'm a fan of Monarchy's music and I must say I am living for the original track as well as the Mighty Mouse remix, and the single drops on January 14th.
Check out Disintegration below...
Monday, December 24, 2012
I've been pretty busy for the past few weeks, so I didn't have the time to catch up on my shows until last night. So I was watching the 12/12/12 episode with Shemar Moore and Aisha Tyler, and the actor spent time proclaiming his heterosexuality, saying host Andy Cohen reminded him of his queeny godfather and stripping on camera. In between doing the worm, Shemar also couldn't keep his hands off guest bartender, internet sensation Sweet Brown. The final gag came when Andy, Aisha and Shemar drank vodka from the Shotski (which was made by Jimmy Fallon) and Shemar spit some of the vodka into Sweet Brown's mouth. It's been a while since we've seen some guests really loosen up in the Bravo clubhouse, and Shemar was most definitely a scene stealer. I'll go on the record to say this was the best episode I've seen since Jackee and Regina King were drunken messes a few seasons back. If Channing Tatum doesn't cast him in Magic Mike 2 then he's an insecure fool. And if reality producers don't give Sweet Brown her own show, then they're a fool.
P.S. It's also good to know Shemar is a ho for money.
Check out the hilarious clips below...
I know I'm a bit late in posting this, but The Chop was created after Latrice & Manila were eliminated on RuPaul's All Star Drag Race. P.S. the dancer with the big ass in the video is definitely the cat's meow. Check out the music video.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
It looks like another reality TV couple is biting the dust, as former Real Housewives of New York City star-turned Skinny Girl mogul, author, and talk show host Bethenny Frankel has separated from her husband of two and a half years, Jason Hoppy.
The 42-year-old TV personality, chef, author and entrepreneur denied separation rumors when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live two weeks ago, but she revealed to The Associated Press Sunday that the split brings her "great sadness."
"This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family," Frankel said. "We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority. This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us."
Frankel and Jason tied the knot on the show Bethenny Getting Married which was then spun off into Bethenny Ever After. They also have a two-and-a-half year old daughter named Bryn. To say no one saw this coming would be an understatement, since the last season of their show was riddled in fights and Bethenny constantly getting on Jason's nerves with her annoying ass voice and constant whining. If I had to hear her nasally high-pitched voice all day long and her unfiltered comments, I would have quit her ass a long time ago.
Bethenny's personality can be a bit much at times, and on the show Jason came across like a quiet, good ol' boy from the suburbs. It also didn't help matters that Bethenny's star and finances began to rise, especially with the selling of her Skinny Girl line to Jim Beam for a whopping $120 million. At one point last season while on vacation, Jason did admit he had a problem with his wife making more money and having more success than him, and women bringing home more bacon than their husbands seems to be a deal breaker in a lot of relationships. Jason shouldn't be sad for too long, since I'm sure he'll get a chunk of that SkinnyGirl change once the D-I-V-O-R-C-E is finalized.
This past summer she launched a talk show, "Bethenny," for six weeks and being that the the show was a hit it's set to air nationally on Fox stations in 2013.
Congrats are in order for Good Morning America meteorologist Sam Champoion, who officially became somebody's husband over the weekend.
ABC News has confirmed that Champion married his longtime partner Rubem Robierb, 35, a fine-arts photographer, in an intimate ceremony at Champion's apartment on Dec. 21 in New York City.
Friends, family and Champion’s fellow “GMA” anchors including Robin Roberts, who read a beautiful poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning were in attendance.
For those of you who don't watch GMA and are still drowning yourself in the mess that is Today on NBC, Roberts has been out on medical leave due to receiving treatment for a rare blood and bone marrow disorder, MDS. Champion made headlines back in October when not only did he publicly come out as a gay man, but he also announced his engagement.
Champion and Robierb announced that they plan to have a bigger celebration on New Years Eve in Miami.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
We all know now that it was the Snow White And The Huntsman film that got Kristen Stewart into some hot water with her boyfriend Robert Pattinson, when pictures of her canoodling with the director of the film Rupert Sanders leaked online.
Now comes word that the former Twilight star has just signed on for the sequel. Here's what she told ET:
"Oh, it's gonna be f--ing amazing," Stewart told the outlet. "No, I'm so excited about it, it's crazy," she says about the sequel. "I'm not allowed [to talk about it]. The other day I said that there was a strong possibility that we're going to make a sequel, and that's very true, but everyone was like, 'Whoa, stop talking about it.' So no, I'm totally not allowed to talk about it."
Rumors circulated (when the infidelity drama was still fresh) that the series would go on without Snow White and would focus on the Huntsman, played by Chris Hemsworth. I'm guessing she signed on because Sanders will not be directing? Either way you slice it I loved Charlize Theron's over-the-top performance as the queen and I'm curious to see which direction they plan to take the sequel (it's not like we're watching ABC's Once Upon A Time).
So far the third season of The Walking Dead is in my opinion the best one yet (the following eight episodes of season 3 will conclude in February), and while it's not a shocker that the ratings smash has just been given a new season, it looks like the show is about to face some serious behind-the-scenes drama.
Back during the run of season 2 fans were upset that original showrunner Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) was let go from working on the show, and the show nicely bounced back without him. Now comes word that Glen Mazzara, who took over for Darabont when he left is now stepping down.
Here's what The Walking Dead home base AMC had to say about Mazzara's exit via TV Line:
“Glen guided the series creatively for Seasons 2 and 3. [We're] grateful for his hard work. We are both proud of our shared success. Both parties acknowledge that there is a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward, and conclude that it is best to part ways. This decision is amicable and Glen will remain on for post-production on Season 3B as showrunner and executive producer.”
I'm curious to know where they want the show to go? Are the suits getting scared over the recent bitchings of those "family" organizations bitching that the show is too violent? Or maybe AMC is getting nervous about spending so much money on the budget for the show? The prison and Mayberry are all sets, and it probably cost them a pretty penny to set everything up. But when you have over 10 million people watching your show (numbers never heard of in the world of basic cable), I wouldn't bitch too much about the budget.
I want to know what Robert Kirkman has to say about all of these shake-ups, since he did create the comic books and works on the show as a writer. The Walking Dead is a series that can go on for as long as The Simpsons or Law & Order, but if the network fucks up a good thing, the fans will turn on them faster than you can say zombie apocolypse.
The official trailer has arrived in the fifth installment of the Scary Movie franchise, which features a bunch of has-beens, such as Ashley Tisdale, Erica Ash, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Simon Rex, Molly Shannon, Terry Crews, Marisa Saks, Heather Locklear, Jasmine Guy, Angie Stone, Kate Walsh, Angela "Big Ang" Raiola, Sherée Whitfield, Mike Tyson, Audrina Patridge, Kendra Wilkinson and Katt Williams.
Below is a synopsis for the film: In the film, snooty, aloof, imperious, and oversexed French dance company director Pierre is putting on a new production. Jody (Tisdale), a Caucasian late-20s mother of two and her late-20s African American friend Kendra (Ash) are both vying for the lead in the production. Jody’s extremely controlling former dancer mother is determined that Jody will have the brilliant career that eluded her. The highly skilled mid-30s Diva veteran dancer with the company, Heather Daltry (Shannon), gets cut from the production and goes berserk.
As I recall, the fire wasn't there when Scream 4 came out two years ago, and at this point I don't really think we need another Scary Movie sequel, since I haven't paid any attention to this franchise since the second film. I will say Haunted House with Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins and Cedrick The Entertainer looks funnier.
Scary Movie 5 will be in theaters on April 12. Check out the trailer below...
I am going to go on the record and say that 2012 was a strange year for music. Most of the albums that came out this year were uneven at best, and there were so many songs that came out this year, I had a difficult time deciding which one should be the number one pick. So since I am obsessed with Santigold's Master of My Make-Believe album I made her first single my number one choice. I also decided to take it easy and just post in no chronological order which songs I loved this year (some of them you have heard, some of them are songs off of people's albums that should have been singles and some of them are not mainstream tracks from some of my favorite Out artists).
Hopefully you will agree with some of my choices, but either way what I hope you get from my pics is some interest in artists you may have discovered through my list of picks. Also feel free to add your faves in the comment section if you choose.
Sidebar: If you missed it, check out my list of the best and worst albums of 2012 at the following link
1. Santigold - Disparate Youth
2. Splash T - Selina Kyle
3. Nina Sky - Bright Lights
4. SIRPAUL Feat. Loco Ninja - Body Connection
6. David Guetta feat. Sia - Titanium
7. Frank Ocean - Thinkin' About You
8. Solange - Losing You
9. Icona Pop - I Love It
10. Mykki Blanco - Haze Boogie Life
11. Dido feat. Kendrick Lamar - Let Us Move On
12. DDM - Killer Queen
13. SSION - Psy-Chic
14. Jennifer Lopez - Dance Again
15. Cheryl Cole - Call My Name
16. Rihanna - Diamonds
17. No Doubt - Looking Hot (R3hab Remix)
18. Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
19. Loco Ninja - Animal Crackers
20. Chris Brown - Turn Up The Music
21. Icona Pop - Good For You
22. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
23. Frank Ocean - Forrest Gump
24. Adele - Skyfall
25. Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven
26. Diamond Rings - I'm Just Me
27. Parralox - Sharper Than A Knife
28. Scissor Sisters - Somewhere
29. The Young Professionals - Be With You Tonight
30. Kylie Minogue - Timebomb
31. Santigold - Girls
32. SIRPAUL - Dark Beat
33. Diamond Rings - Put Me On
34. The Good Natured - 5-HT
35. Madonna - I'm Addicted
36. Usher - Climax
37. Miguel - Adorn
38. Zebra Katz - Ima Read
39. Kendrick Lamar - Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe
40. Santigold - The Keepers
41. Nas - Daughters
42. Norah Jones - Miriam
43. Frank Ocean - Pyramids
44. Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez - Drinks For You (Ladies Anthem)
45. A Tribe Called Red - Look At This
46. A$AP Rocky - Fucking Problems
Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
48. Rihanna - Where Have You Been 49. Siya - D.Y.K.E.
50. Jennifer Lopez - Goin' In
51. Deadmau5 - The Veldt 52. Metric - Dreams So Real
53. Kin4Life - It's Over Now
54. The Wanted - Glad You Came
55. Calvin Harris Feat. Ne-Yo - Let's Go
56. Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
57. Skrillex Feat. Sirah - Bangarang
58. Usher - Scream
59. Wiz Khalifa - No Limit
60. P!nk - Try
61. Jay Z, Kanye West and Big Sean - Clique
62. Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
63. David Guetta Feat. Sia - She Wolf - Falling To Pieces
64. Frenchie Davis - Love's Got A Hold On Me (Dave Aude Remix)
65. Twin Shadow - Five Seconds
66. Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)
67. Nelly Furtado - Parking Lot
68. Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You
69. Ke$ha - Supernatural
70. M.I.A. - Bad Girls
71. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)
72. Wolfgang Gartner - Flexx
73. Christina Aguilera - Red Hot Kinda Love
74. Maroon 5 - One More Night
75. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
76. Adam Lambert - Kickin' In 77. Azealia Banks - Jumanji
78. Ke$ha - Die Young
79. G-Dragon - Crayon
80. Fiona Apple - Every Single Night 81. 2 Chainz feat. Drake - No Lie
82. Charli XCX - You're The One
83. Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarrassing
84. Disco Fries ft. Niles Mason – Don’t Let Me Down
85. Kelly Clarkson - People Like Us
86. Madonna - Turn Up The Radio (Offer Nissim Remix)
87. Wynter Gordon - TKO
88. Conor Maynard – Turn Around (feat. Ne-Yo) (Dave Aude Club Mix)
89. George Vector Ft. Deborah Cox – Remeber Me (From The Ghetto)
90. Kelly Clarkson - Catch My Breath
91. Peter Rauhofer Ft. Zander Bleck – The World Is Mine
92. Stereo Missile vs Carlotta Chadwick - Freak (Original Club Mix)
93. Calvin Harris feat Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love
94. David Guetta Ft. Taped Rai – Just One Last Time
95. Christina Aguilera - Let There Be Love
96. Calvin Harris - Feels So Close
97. Will.i.am Ft. Britney Spears – Scream & Shout
98. Fun. Feat. Janelle Monae - We Are Young
99. Kanye West. Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz - Mercy
100. Sky Ferreira - Sad Dream
- 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