Just sit back and unwind
Will Smith, the artist formerly known as The Fresh Prince, and his former musical partner DJ Jazzy Jeff (né Jeffrey Allen Townes) got together in Las Vegas this weekend for an impromptu live performance of their hit 1991 song Summertime. Will jumped up on stage to hype up the crowd under the scorching LV sun, took off his shirt and then busted out a live performance of the song. Click the embed above to watch the performance … which doesn’t start until after 2 minutes of Will Smith just talking about whatever on stage. It’s a fun clip, tho. Please enjoy.
She's singing that 'Kill Bill' song and I LOVE IT!!!
Let me tell you—I was all prepared to roll my eyes at yet another Beyoncé/Jay Z whatever, but this is different. I don’t know who had the brilliant idea for Bey to sing Bang Bang (which I will always and forever associate with Kill Bill), but it opens up the trailer and it’s perfection. The rest of this just looks super-dope. Not all of us can be Trent, so we’ll have to settle for the HBO special. I’m personally psyched to experience On The Run from my home. Will you be tuning in?
Sorry, Weird Al fans
Last week we learned that a petition had been created to try and get the National Football League to get Weird Al Yankovic, buoyed by his newfound success on the music charts, to perform the halftime show at the Super Bowl next year. Today we are hearing that it’s not Weird Al but American Idol winner Carrie Underwood has reportedly been selected to play the Super Bowl halftime show. As fun as it would be to get Weird Al to play the Super Bowl, I just don’t think he would ever be a serious contender for the gig. Country music star Carrie Underwood does sound like the way the NFL will go. More »
In honor of one of the Greatest Entertainers of all Time
The cast of the new Broadway musical Aladdin paid homage to the late Robin Williams this week with a special, one-time-only audience sing-a-long performance of Friend Like Me, a song that Williams recorded first for the Disney animated feature film Aladdin. As you can see in the embed above, Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (who won his award for playing the Genie in the Broadway version of Aladdin) led the cast, crew and audience in a special rendition of Friend Like Me after their performance Tuesday night. This homage was really lovely, I think. Please enjoy.
The TV Guide
For our fourth and final Tori Amos show of her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour here in North America, my BFF Sarah and I made the 4 hour drive up to Toronto, Ontario for one last hurrah. Sarah and I have made the trek from Detroit to Toronto many times before but it has been a very long time since we’ve made our way to Canada together so we were excited all week long looking forward to this weekend. The drive was very fun but we got a bit nervous that traffic would make us late so we were a bit stressed for the last leg of the drive. We managed to make it to Toronto with plenty of time to get ready, get to the venue, hang out for a bit with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show (again) AND get settled into our seats before the show even started (thankfully Tori was running a bit late, too). The show last night was magic! We had the best night ever. More »
The TV Guide
Last night my BFF Sarah and I made our way to the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit, MI to see our 3rd of 4 Tori Amos concerts on her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour. As you may recall, Sarah made her way to LA a couple of weeks ago so that we could see Tori in LA and in San Diego. This weekend, we have tickets for Tori in Detroit and Toronto, Ontario. It’s really hard to compare and rate shows because they are all magical in their own right. It’s always wonderful to see Tori play in Detroit. Sigh. So many years of great memories here. Last night, Sarah and I had the best seats ever and we got to meet and chat with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show. Tori was perfection … it was a really special night. More »
New album promo
Last night all 9 members of Wu-Tang Clan reunited on The Daily Show for a special performance of their new single Ryan O’Neal, the first from their forthcoming new album A Brand New Day. I mean, what else do you need to know? ALL 9 MEMBERS OF WU-TANG GOT TOGETHER AGAIN LAST NIGHT!!! As far as I know, none of the current members of Wu-Tang Clan lost any penises last night so, I’D CALL THAT A WIN! But seriously, Wu-Tang have reunited! Whatchoo waitin’ for, watch their live performance in above!!
Plus, he TOTALLY disses Orlando Bloom
Chris Pratt sat down for a radio interview this week to promote his blockbuster hit movie Guardians of the Galaxy and was asked about his favorite music. Chris revealed that he loved Dr. Dre‘s Chronic 2 (aka 2001, aka Chronic 2001) album so much that he knows every lyric to every song on the album … and the proceeded to bust out a killer performance of Forgot About Dre (Featuring Eminem). You have to watch the video above to see for yourself, it’s pretty epic. Make sure you watch the clip to the very end because Chris sneaks in a funny little diss toward Orlando Bloom which is kinda hilarious (even tho I’m Team Bloom). This video will make your day, I promise.
"I been drankin', I been drankin'"
So, I’m sure those of you who clicked to see those gruesome photos of the now-fingerless guy from Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s On The Run concert here in SoCal over the weekend are looking for something to try and erase those images from your mind. Thankfully, HBO has released professional video of Bey performing Drunk In Love to promote her upcoming concert special for the network so … have a look above and feast your eyes on Bey‘s hot hot hot performance of Drunk In Love. No fingers were lost in the making of this video.
The TV Guide
At long last, I finally got to experience Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s On The Run Tour in person last night and I can tell you right now, I was murdered right there in the Rose Bowl. I knew the show would be great but LORDE, I was not expecting it to be so big and so epic. Because I previously sprung for VIP tickets to see Beyoncé in concert before, I know that the ONLY way to see Bey live is up close and personal. I know I shouldn’t have done it but I sprung for the VIP tix next to the stage for the show last night and I LIVED MY LIFE like nobody’s biz. I took about a million photos and a few videos … some that you can see below. More »