"Though you're far from me, say you'll BRB"
Mariah Carey is responsible for the single greatest Xmas song written in the past two decades (her massive hit All I Want For Christmas Is You) but there is a NEW Xmas song out this week that just may give Mimi a run for her money. Straight No Chaser teamed up with Kristen Bell for a new song titled Text Me Merry Christmas and as you can hear above in the just-released lyric video, it’s a carol that is very appros for today’s technology-obsessed culture. Have a listen and see what you think, is this new track an Xmas carol for the new era?
I'm still not convinced
Last last month we got to see the first video promo for NBC‘s upcoming live musical production Peter Pan Live! scheduled to air this holiday season and today we get to hear actress Allison Williams sing as Peter Pan for the first time in this just released new video promo. As you can also see in the video embedded above, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook is utter perfection … but … the more footage I see from this production, the more I’m convinced it’s not the show for me. I love musical theater … but not all musical theater. In any event, I have a feeling this new production of Peter Pan will do well for NBC. Have a look at the video above and see if it looks like something that YOU will want to watch when it airs on NBC on December 4.
The Only Choice, really
Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of GQ magazine which is devoted to The Men of the Year. Chris covers the first of 6 covers which feature other Men of 2014 but, really, this year was all about the Pratt. After he made the jump from the small screen (Parks and Recreation) to the big screen in The Hurt Locker in 2009, Hollywood … didn’t really take notice until he landed the lead as Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) in this year’s superhero movie hit Guardians of the Galaxy. As you can see in the photos included here, Chris Pratt also makes a pretty damn fine clothing model so … please enjoy. Click below to read quotes from Chris‘s GQ interview, which you can read in full when this issue hits newsstands starting tomorrow! More »
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Band Aid 30 includes 1D, Sam Smith, Bono, Sinéad and More!
Back in 1984, a star-studded supergroup called Band Aid gathered together some of the biggest names in music to record and release a charity single titled Do They Know It’s Christmas? to raise money and awareness to fight hunger in Ethiopia (you may recall that an American supergroup of performers called USA for Africa recorded and released We Are The World for the same cause back in ’84 as well). Today, Band Aid 30 — a supergroup comprised of One Direction, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Chris Martin from Coldplay and more — releases an updated version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? as a charity single to raise money to fight the spread of the ebola virus and care for its victims. It’s pretty remarkable, I think, that 30 years after the original Band Aid came together to fight hunger a new incarnation of Band Aid can come together to fight ebola. I also think it’s remarkable that Bono was a member of Band Aid back in 1984 and he is a member of Band Aid 30 today. You can click HERE to donate, if you are so inclined.
You can also click below to watch the music video for the original 1984 version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? More »
This looks amazing.
This weekend I became a teenager again, and started ripping photos out of a magazine to hang on my wall—including a couple of Marion Cotillard. This was actually part of a creative task in The Artist’s Way, and it was incredibly fun. It’s been too long since my last Marion Cotillard movie, so I’m insanely excited for Two Days, One Night—especially since I recently got my life changed by the 2011 movie from the same directors, The Kid With A Bike. Cotillard and Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have teamed up to bring a seemingly simple story of a woman who loses her job, transformed into possible Oscar gold. Peep the video for more!
Two Days, One Night will hit limited theatrical release on December 24.
Meet the Parents
This weekend, Lifetime will air the much-anticipated biopic made-for-TV movie Aaliyah: Princess of R&B and today, we get a sneak peek from the flick. The video embedded above features the scene in the movie where Aaliyah‘s parents learn that their 15 year old daughter got married to 27 year old R. Kelly. It’s a very dramatic scene … if you can stop looking at the rubber cap that the actor playing R. Kelly is wearing on his head to make him look bald. I don’t know about you but I am really looking forward to watching this movie when it airs on Lifetime tomorrow night. Who’s excited?!
Coming Valentine's Day 2015
Last week we saw a short teaser for the just-released second trailer for the big screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey and today we get to see the whole new trailer in full. As you may recall, the first trailer for Fifty Shades was released back in July and last night, during the broadcast of this week’s ep of Scandal, the second trailer was released. While this new trailer is much sexier than the first trailer, I have to admit that I’m still not all that impressed … particularly since we now know that the movie is going to deny us the whole enchilada (Jamie Dornan‘s enchilada, that is). Have a look at the trailer above and see what you think. Impressed?
Coming in 2015
The Divergent movie franchise, which is desperately trying to be the next Hunger Games movie franchise, has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel film The Divergent Series: Insurgent — which will open in theaters on March 20, 2015. Now, I saw Divergent in the movie theater but honestly, I don’t really recall how the movie ended. There was some divergenting going on and then … it ended, or something. This time around, there will be some insurgenting so … get excited … or not, whatever.
A new poster for the upcoming big screen adaptation of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has been released and as you can see below, it intends to imply that the movie will be lip bitingly sexy. BUT, as you may recall, we had our dreams dashed a few weeks ago when it was revealed that the BDSM-themed movie will be totally free of Jamie Dornan‘s penis so … really … what is there to bite one’s lip over? Hmmm? More »