Infectious New Music Alert!
There is a full-blown jam sesh in effect here in Nyack, New York thanks to the duo Karmin! A few days ago they debuted their new video for Hello and– I don’t know where I was– but I’m here with them right now. This song is all things fun and infectious, and I really wish I could stop listening to it. Okay, admittedly, I did stop listening for a second because I had to figure out who these guys were and they’ve been around for a little while. Some of you may remember the duo/couple from their single Brokenhearted, but they’ve also got a few well-known hip-hop covers, some of which they performed at the 2011 BET Awards. Anyway, once I found their Lil Wayne 6 Foot 7 Foot cover, I got lost in a YouTube vortex, which included (thankfully) the discovery of an amaaaazing Frank Ocean cover. Checkie out inside!
First it was a rumor … then there was evidence to support the rumor … now it’s fact — the Spice Girls WILL be performing during the Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photos started to make their way to Twitter today that show the Spices — Ginger, Sporty, Baby, Scary and Posh (Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Victoria Beckham respectively) — rehearsing for the their big reunion performance set to take place this Sunday night in London. Click below to see some of the photos and REJOICE! The Spice Girls are really together again! More »
Earlier this week we got to hear the first new posthumous Aaliyah track, Enough Said featuring Drake and a lot of us had mixed feelings about the amazingness that is and was Aaliyah being re-introduced to the world via young Drizzy. There were also a lot of unanswered questions about who would actually be involved in the project (other than Drake), and whether or not Timbaland and Missy Elliot would be called on for production. A couple of days ago a statement surfaced that was allegedly from Aaliyah‘s brother Rashad Haughton. It read, ‘there is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family.‘ However, others came forward and said that the Facebook account through which that statement had been released had been hacked and that this was an old statement from many months ago (notice there was no mention of Drake). And Drake himself has come forward and said (in the video above, which was recorded prior to all this drama) that all of the appropriate people who should be involved will be involved with the project. Watch the video and click inside to get more deets.
Here’s the thing about Johnny Depp as a rock star. It. Just. Makes. Sense! Now this is only the second time I’ve seen him perform (the first time being during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards), but I’m totally sold. And seeing as how music was his first real passion (remember, he dropped out of school to become a rock star and ended up doing film), this whole movement is really working out for him. I would have totally lost it if I’d been at The Hollywood Bowl earlier this week. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler suddenly announced to the crowd, “We’re going to need a little help out here… Johnny Depp, are you in the house?” Madness ensued as Johnny (newly single, not that I care or anything) sauntered on stage in that friggen crazy sexy brimmed hat and proceeded to rock the ish out of Train Kept A-Rollin’. Watch Johnny do the damn thing in the video; as long as Ryan Gosling doesn’t release a video of himself singing, like, old Keith Sweat songs, this is guaranteed to be the sexiest thing you’ll see all day.
From 'Weeds' to Broadway to Potential PopStardom
Hunter Parrish, the young actor who made the transition from TV to the Broadway stage, is making a new transition in his carrer … to popstar. Hunter has just unleashed his first music video for his first single Sitting At Home. The video is cute and the song is OK but … I was hoping for more. Parrish is known for all the nekkidness he brings to the TV series Weeds, I was hoping he would channel some of that oomph into his first music video. I mean, give the people what they want, right? Check out the video and see what you think. Does Hunter Parrish got what it takes to become a bona fide popstar?
Eye Can't Believe It!
It would appear that Victoria Beckham is trying to keep our attention away from the rumors that the Spice Girls will be performing at the Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games this Sunday night because today we learn that Vicki B. is launching her own line of eyeglasses. OK, it may not be much of a distraction but it is news that VB is adding onto her fashion empire. Click below to learn more about Victoria‘s new “optical range” and get your first look at one of her new eyeglasses designs. More »