"I put on some make-up"
On Friday we learned that Dexter star Michael C. Hall began his tenure as the lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (taking over for Andrew Rannells who took over for Neil Patrick Harris) and today we get to see photos of MCH on stage in character as Hedwig — courtesy of the show’s official Facebook profile. As you can see below, Michael rocks Hedwig‘s trademark wig amazingly well. I am in love with these photos. Have a look below and fall in love, too. More »
And she looked great!
Way back in February, Missy Elliott promised that her new album was “imminent” but here we are 8 months later and … nada. BUT, Missy did hop on stage Thursday night to perform at the launch party for Alexander Wang X H&M. Missy, as you can see in the photos presented in this gallery, showed off a slimmer look and from the look of that smile she flashed all night long, it appears she is loving life right now. It’s so great to see Missy performing again but that album? Yeah, I want it already!
A Social Experiment
Grammy Award-winning singer Erykah Badu decided to see how much money she could make from performing on the streets of NYC without people knowing who she is and she ended up making less than $4.00. The entire thing was recorded and you can watch the video in full below. Had people recognized that it was Badu performing, she likely would’ve gotten more attention … and maybe more money (tho, if I saw Erykah Badu performing on the street, I wouldn’t have given her any money assuming that she wasn’t performing for donations). Click below and see how this little social experiment played out. More »
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'Como La Flor'
The group HAIM ended their Days Are Gone Tour in Mexico City, Mexico last night and during their set they paid homage to the late Tejano music superstar Selena with a little sing-a-long with the audience. The HAIM sisters led the audience in an a capella rendition of Selena‘s massive hit song Como La Flor, must to the crowd’s delight, I’m sure. Click above to watch video of HAIM‘s tribute to Selena and I dare you not to sing along :D
They also performed 'You've Got to Hide Your Love Away' by the Beatles
Video has surfaced from a Pearl Jam concert that took place last week on what would’ve been the late John Lennon‘s 74th birthday. To mark the occasion, the band performed two songs in honor of John Lennon at their concert stop in Nebraska last Thursday. Click the embed above to hear a beautiful rendition of Lennon‘s peace anthem Imagine … then click below to hear a more rousing rendition of the Beatles song You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away. More »
'Page Six' reports
Back in August there were rumors that Carrie Underwood was being considered to perform the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIX next February but just a few days later, it was revealed that she was pregnant … and likely out of the running for the Super Bowl gig. Today we are hearing that pop star Katy Perry has been tapped as the halftime performer for Super Bowl XLIX. The news hasn’t been officially confirmed but I can absolutely believe that Katy will perform the Super Bowl halftime show next year. More »
'Sharing the World'
Way back in July of 2011, I was lucky enough to see the world’s first hologram pop star, Hatsune Miku, live in concert in her first performance in the US. Last night, Hatsune Miku made her US television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. Miku is a completely digital performer and as you can see above, she does pretty well on TV. But, having seen her live in concert with my own eyes, I can assure you that video does NOT do her justice. She is an actual hologram and she is cool as Hell. Click above to watch video of Hatsune Miku performing her song Sharing the World on Letterman last night and behold the pop star of the future.
She don't need no Iggy Azalea
Charli XCX is currently on tour and for the encore of her show, she performs the song she wrote for Iggy Azalea which catapulted her to pop stardom — Fancy. As you can see above, Charli performs a version of the song all by herself … she even performs Iggy‘s part by singing over the backing track. In a perfect world, Charli XCX would be the one that everyone is going crazy for, not Iggy Azalea but … we do not live in a perfect world … so we have to settle for little wins where we can get them. I am seeing Charli live in concert here in LA in a couple of weeks and I can’t WAIT to watch babygirl slay me to death with her performance. Iggys need not apply.
No vocal problems here
A few days ago, we watched painful video of pop star Mariah Carey struggling a few times to stay on key and hit her trademark high notes on the opening night of her new concert tour The Elusive Chanteuse Show. Today we get to see newer video of Mimi sounding back to her usual, flawless self in new live performance video shot by fans. The embed above features Mariah‘s performance of Fantasy in Yokohama, Japan and as you can hear, she sounded great! Yes, Mimi had vocal problems on the opening night of her tour in Tokyo but clearly, she suffered no such problems at her show in Yokohama. Click below to hear Mimi successfully hit her trademark HIGH notes during her performance of Emotions during her Yokohama show. More »
Alfonso finally does what he was cast on 'DWTS' to do
Back in September we learned that The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Alfonso Ribiero was added to the cast of Dancing with the Stars and ever since, we have been patiently waiting for him to bust out his trademark dance The Carleton on the show. Last night, at long last, Alfonso and his partner Witney Carson performed a jazz dance to It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones and FINALLY he danced The Carleton. Click the video above to watch Alfonso and Witney‘s full dance performance … The Carleton comes in at the 2:24 mark. From here on out, Ribiero can be cut from DWTS at any second so enjoy him on the show while you still can :D