Kaley Cuoco had a tough act to follow on last night’s episode of Lip Sync Battle. She had to follow Josh Gad‘s “I Touch Myself,” where he was donning a Donald Trump costume and boxers made of money. He even swung on a giant toupee wearing wrecking ball, straight up Miley Cyrus style. It was a beautiful, beautiful thing, and I wouldn’t expect Josh to pull something that is anything less than ridiculous. I won’t spoil the end of that segment for you because it was just the icing on the cake. Then came Kaley. The Big Bang Theory star dropped down on stage on a vine, clad in Britney Spears‘ green butterfly top, grooving to “I’m A Slave 4 U.” More »
Lada Gaga performed yesterday at the 2016 Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) Awards, and it was a pretty emotionally gripping. She played “Til It Happens To You,” from the movie, The Hunting Ground, which she co-wrote with Diane Warren. Before starting the song, she explained the her father’s sister had been sexually assaulted in college. She said, “It tormented her so emotionally that it caused the lupus that she had to get so bad that she died.” She continued, “It affected my family really tremendously.” Wow. Is it possible to be in tears before a song even starts? Gaga then sang the shit out of the song, hitting some crazy high notes, multiple times. More »
So Madonna was performing in Nashville last night, when she noticed one of the city’s finest in the crowd, Jack White. Apparently while everyone was dancing and singing along, the former The White Stripes frontman was too cool for school. Madonna definitely noticed, and she took it upon herself to call the man out, in front of an entire concert hall. Jack looked super uncomfortable too, as he probably wasn’t trying to call too much attention to himself. Well I guess that wasn’t going to work out, because he was blasted on the teleprompter for all to see. More »
It was a Monday night. The Alabama Crimson Tide were playing the Clemson Tigers in the College Football championships. Ciara was singing the National Anthem. The lady is talented, and by talented I mean she is an amazing dancer. And hey, I’m not saying she can’t sing either, but the National Anthem just isn’t the song for her.
Ciara’s voice aside, the real issue is that her cleavage bearing dress, which I actually found rather modest, has been under fire since the game. Sports fans have been tweeting things like “She should cover up for the children!” Proving that we do, in fact, still live in age that hasn’t shed its puritan skin. More »
You know you love singing along to Aretha Franklin‘s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” Well, last night Aretha herself performed the legendary tune at the Kennedy Center Honors, where Carole King was being recognized. First of all, Aretha sounded freakin’ amazing. Secondly, Carole’s reactions were just to die for. She was flipping out. Also in attendance? POTUS and FLOTUS. President Obama fist pumped while Michelle Obama clapped enthusiastically. Gina Rodriguez was also there and sang along. Aretha just killed it on the piano, donned in diamonds and furs, then stood up and gave us some of that high note belt. Talk about chills. What a queen. More »
Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress On Race In America is the name of A&E’s concert special, which airs on November 20th, in hopes to spark dialogues to create change. Lots of awesome musicians will be in attendance, including Pharrell, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, the amazing Jill Scott, and more. We got to see a special peek of the concert’s taping, where Nicki Minaj recited the powerful poem by Maya Angelou, entitled “Still I Rise.” I’m not gonna lie, I was having trouble keeping the tears at bay while watching this. More »
“I’m going to play you a song I wrote about a relationship I was in that the number one feeling I felt in the whole relationship was anxiety, because it felt very fragile, it felt very tentative,” Taylor Swift said to introduce an acoustic performance of Out Of The Woods. She posted the video to Twitter today to celebrate the first anniversary of her album 1989. It’s rumored that the song, hands down one of the best on the album, was written about her relationship with Harry Styles of One Direction. The video was taken at the Clive Davis Theater on September 30th as part of her Grammys Museum exhibit. Taylor’s voice sounds amazing during this performance, and she does a different take on the song, which was co-written by Jack Antonoff. Do you have the chills yet?
"With a little bit of, uh uh, and a little bit of, uh uh"
Taylor Swift has been having the time of her life on tour this year bringing famous friends on stage to perform with her at her various stops along The 1989 World Tour. As you may know, Taylor most recently brought on stage friends and fellow singers like Alanis Morissette, actresses like Lisa Kudrow and legends like Mick Jagger. Today we learn that, for her second concert performance in St. Louis, MO last night, Taylor brought on stage hometown hero Nelly to perform his 2002 song Hot In Herre with her … and HAIM as back-up dancers/singers. As you can see in the videos below, it looks like everyone involved had a lot of fun last night. More »
The TV Guide
I know that I do more than my fair share of gushing around here. It seems that whenever I go to a show or participate in an activity, I oftentimes have a hard time toning down my excitement when relaying the story the following day. Most times, it’s a matter of exaggeration but sometimes, my excitedness is warranted … like last night, for example, when Grace Jones absolutely changed my life. I have seen many concerts in my day but there are a select few live performances that have made an impactful mark me. Grace Jones‘s live performance at the Hollywood Bowl was one of those shows. Everything about the concert performance was perfect once Grace hit the stage. While she performed, the super blood moon phased through a lunar eclipse for the last time until 2033 — I am not kidding in any way when I say that the night was full of magic and wonder. More »
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JGL does BBHMM with TRG
The always amazing Joseph Gordon-Levitt paid a visit to The Tonight Show last night to chill with his buddy Jimmy Fallon and perform with Fallon‘s barbershop quartet The Ragtime Gals. JGL and the Gals teamed up for a ragtime performance of Rihanna‘s club banger Bitch Better Have My Money which, you can hear above, translates fairly well. BBHMM has to be the best pop track to be released from a non-existent album this year and now, thanks to Jimmy, Joseph and the Ragtime Gals, it’s also a song that your grandparents can enjoy as well.