Celebrating the music of Starlight Records
Back in May, we got to see the first trailer and poster for the forthcoming live-action movie version of Jem and the Holograms (which, I’m sure you may recall, looks NOTHING like the original cartoon source material). Today, I have more Jem news to share with all y’all. The movie is still coming, unfortunately, but today we learn that a tribute album is also on the way. This coming Friday August 7, an album titled Truly Outrageous: A Tribute to Starlight Records will be released that features updated versions of many songs that were featured on the original ’80s cartoon. Songs from the cartoon performed by Jem and the Holograms will be featured along with songs by The Misfits and The Stingers. Click below to see the cover art and tracklisting for this Jem tribute album and find out which artists have recorded these Jem / Misfits / Stingers songs for inclusion on this album. More »
"Day vs. Night"
Holy sheet!! Warner Bros. just unveiled a new trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice here at San Diego Comic-Con and it is TRULY a sight to see. This trailer excites on all levels … Batman and Superman, in the same movie … WONDER WOMAN making her cinematic debut … ALL THIS AMAZING ACTION! THIS is the trailer that I have been praying for. AHHH. Just watch this trailer again and again … and have your worries put aside. Batman V Superman FINALLY looks like a movie to get REALLY EXCITED ABOUT!!!
WONDER F*CKING WOMAN!!!!!!!
His 7 Best Dance Moves in 30 Seconds
Channing Tatum is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine and as you can see below, he gave the magazine a lot of really great footage to use to promote the release of this issue. In addition to the pretty pictures and the cover story feature interview, Channing also filmed some behind the scenes video for use online … which brings me to the point of this post. Channing was asked to bust out as many dance moves as he could in 30 seconds time … which resulted in his ability to showcase his 7 best dance moves … dances like the Running Man, the Funky Chicken and The Twist. His shining moment, tho, comes when he starts to Vogue. I mean, you’ve seen Channing Tatum dance … you know he can Vogue … but seeing is believing so … have a look below. More »
"There is no Top Gun without Maverick"
Way back in 2010, we first learned that plans were in the works for a sequel film to the 1986 film Top Gun. In December of 2011, Top Gun star Tom Cruise voiced not only his support for a sequel to Top Gun but his interest in reprising his role as Lieutenant Pete Maverick Mitchell. In April of 2012, Paramount Studios confirmed that Top Gun 2 was coming … but then, nothing. In the wake of director Tony Scott‘s suicide in August of that year, all talk of Top Gun 2 went away and it was believed that the sequel would never get made … until now. David Ellison (CEO of Skydance Productions) is talking about the Top Gun sequel again, announcing that the film has a new screenwriter … and revealing that “an amazing role” is being written for Cruise‘s Maverick character because, as Ellison makes clear, “there is no Top Gun without Maverick“. More »
The song will be released in full on June 23
Oh. My. GODS. It’s here. Our first actual sampling of Janet Jackson‘s new single is here. According to the music blog Ultimate Music, Janet‘s new single is titled No Sleeep and it will be released in full next Tuesday, June 23. A 30 second sample of the song has made its way online and as you can hear below, it’s a slower midtempo ballad-type song that feels like it wants to amp up into the funkier dance pop range. Personally, I’ve been hoping for a club banger dancey single but this small taste of No Sleeep sounds just fine to me. Click below have a listen and get your first sampling of Janet‘s forthcoming new single No Sleeep. More »
“It is with complete allegiance to the cause ... that I step aside"
In today’s installment of the odd saga involving Rachel Dolezal, the Caucasian woman pretending to be a Black woman, we learn that Dolezal has formally stepped down as president of the Spokane, WA chapter of the NAACP amid mounting criticism over her odd behavior. As you may know, we learned on Friday that Dolezal‘s ethnicity came into question when her parents revealed that she is of Caucasian descent even tho she has presented herself as a Black woman for years as president of her chapter of the NAACP. As criticism of her actions grew, Dolezal responded to critics by saying that she didn’t “give two shits” about what anyone had to say about her. Over the weekend, Dolezal‘s adopted brother (who is Black) reaffirmed their parents claim that Rachel is not a Black woman, all ahead of a meeting of the Spokane, WA chapter of the NAACP that was scheduled to take place today. Dolezal tried to cancel the meeting but because she does not have the authority to cancel, the meeting is set to take place as scheduled. Just a short time ago, Rachel Dolezal issued an official statement announcing that she has stepped down as president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. More »
Remember how Sarah Michelle Gellar shared a cute photo with her Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star Alyson Hannigan a few days ago? Yeah, well, she kinda outdid herself last night when she met up with her Cruel Intentions co-stars Selma Blair and Reese Witherspoon for a mini-reunion here in LA. The ladies got together to attend a performance of Cruel Intentions: The Musical, which is so mind-blowingly amazing that I can barely believe it happened. The ladies posed for photos together (including on the red carpet, where Sarah and Selma recreated their infamous kiss from the movie) and were videoed singing their hearts out during the performance. OMG. It’s too much! It’s just too much amazing for words. More »
No way, José
Last month we learned officially that Netflix is producing a sequel series titled Fuller House that will be spun-off from the Full House TV series of the ’90s. Since that announcement was made, we’ve heard a bit about which Full House castmembers will be returning to reprise their roles on the new series. There has been great interest in learning if the most famous castmembers, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, will be returning to the show as the youngest daughter Michelle Tanner. Today we learn what I think we all pretty much knew … the Olsen twins will NOT be reprising their Full House role on Netflix‘s Fuller House. More »
THIS IS IMPORTANT
Taylor Swift enjoyed a great night at the Billboard Music Awards last night … she won a ton of awards, she hung out with her besties … and she got a BIG OL’ KISS from her new man Calvin Harris — LIVE on national television. You may recall that back in March we first say Taylvin holding hands, our first sign that the two were going out. Then in April, THEY HELD HANDS IN PUBLIC AGAIN, further cementing romantic relationship rumors. THEN, after fears that Taylor‘s beloved cats might put her romance with Calvin and his cat allergies at risk, Harris himself showed us that he is cool with Taylor‘s cats … and, obvs, their owner. And finally, last night, after Taylor was honored for her musical achievements at the BMAs, the pair kissed in front of cameras for all the world to see … proving, once and for all, that they are doing the do and are full on in LURVE right now. More »
Jake's Oscar Push, Guy Sits On Charlie, Bey <3 Hillary
- • You wish you were as fabulous as this Jeopardy winner [Buzzfeed]
- • The men in Carrie Underwood‘s life are adorable [PopSugar]
- • The push for Jake Gyllenhaal to get an Oscar has begun [LaineyGossip]
- • Are you ready for the final end of Mad Men tomorrow night? [Celebuzz]
- • Guy Ritchie has a seat on Charlie Hunnam‘s lap [Socialite Life]
- • Kendrick Lamar has a new song for you [Idolator]
- • Hillary Clinton loves that Beyoncé loves her [GossipCop]
- • Young and the Restless star Greg Rikaart married his fiance Robert Sudduth in Maui, HI [Towleroad]
- • Will THIS get you to choose Pepsi over Coke? [Oh La La]
- • Queen Latifah is proud of her lesbian scenes in the biopic Bessie [Queerty]
- • Admit it, you love Costco more than you probably should [Ranker]
- • Rome, if you want to [Kenneth in the 212]
- • Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death [Newser]
- • Are Charlize Theron and Sean Penn engaged or what? [Starpulse]
- • FKA twigs takes on her racist haters [Global Grind]
- • Megan Fox is 29, Tori Spelling is 42, David Boreanaz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) is 46, Janet Jackson is 49, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana is 50, Debra Winger is 60, Pierce Brosnan is 62 and Yvonne Craig (Batman) is 78 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.