The TV Guide
Back in June I had the great fortune of seeing Beyoncé live in concert at the Staples Center here in LA on the first US leg of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. As you may recall, I snagged SWEET seats up against her stage and had the most amazing time. When tickets went on sale for the second leg of her tour, I couldn’t resist and purchased the same seats right up next to her stage for her show here in town last night and, once again, I had THE time of my life. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I took and shared a lot of photos and videos from the concert. I’ve collected a few of my faves for sharing below. Have a look, won’t you? More »
This. Is. Brilliant.
Altho Thanksgiving was a couple of days ago, I have some fun leftovers to share with all y’all this weekend. Jimmy Fallon had guests Rashida Jones and Carrie Underwood on his show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this week and he got them both to perform parody versions of some of our fave pop songs of the day in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. I’ve tried to come up with a way to adequately describe the amazingness what Jimmy, Rashida and Carrie came up with but I think I shall let the video embedded above speak for itself. Check out the video to see these amazingly talented people perform renditions of songs by Daft Punk, Katy Perry, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Icona Pop, Robin Thicke and more. Folks, it’s brilliance … pure and simple. Jimmy Fallon always does the holidays right, watch above and see what I mean.
Love for Salinas
Selena Gomez was the featured performer during the halftime show of the annual Dallas Cowboys football game yesterday on Thanksgiving day and homegirl brought the hotness to the show. Selena performed a medley of three songs — Like A Champion, Slow Down and Come and Get It — during the halftime show in front of her hometown crowd (Gomez is a proud Texan). Having seen her in concert recently, I can confirm that her halftime performance was very similar to the performances of these songs in concert but honestly, she did a great job yesterday. I’m a fan of each of these songs so I was adequately entertained. Selena Gomez was channeling a bit of Selena Quintanilla I think so, yes, I loved her performance very much. Please enjoy.
Your MUST WATCH Video of the
So, Prince William (the current Duke of Cambridge and future King of England) played host at a charity gala that raised money and awareness for the homeless people of Centrepoint and joined Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on stage for a rousing acoustic rendition of the song Livin’ On A Prayer. Folks, as amazing as this sounds, you ain’t seen NOTHING until you’ve watched the video above. Jon gets the party started by singing the song solo but once Taylor and Prince Wills get on stage … things really get cookin’. At first, Taylor‘s very awkward dancing/clapping thing that she did was the most cringe-worthy part of the performance … but then it becomes painfully evident that Prince William doesn’t know the words to the song (except for the chorus which is so famous that I bet even baby Prince George could sing along as well). Then Prince William started touching his nose frantically like that kid does in the movie Dazed and Confused … which either means that Willy was high or just REALLY REALLY NERVOUS (I bet he wished he had smoked the smokey smoke beforehand, tbqh). At around the 1:53 mark, Jon Bon Jovi brings the song home, Taylor hangs in there with him and Prince William has no idea what to do except nod along, try to mime a few of the words correctly and look over at Jon and Taylor and NOT at all of the cameras trained on him as he sweats thru his expensive tuxedo. Lord, it’s priceless. Watch the video, try not to cringe out of your skin. Enjoy.
50 Million Albums Sold = Iconic
Rihanna was selected as the first ever recipient of the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards last night and while I would agree that her accomplishments have been hugely impressive considering the short length of her career, it seems a bit silly for an awards show that continually attempts to distinguish itself as a “serious awards show” to give the first award of this magnitude to a 25 year old. The video embedded above features Rihanna‘s performance and award presentation at the AMAs last night … give it a look and then click below because I have a few thoughts about this portion of the American Music Awards. More »
Miley Cyrus closed out the 2013 American Music Awards last night with a performance of her hugely successful ballad Wrecking Ball. As such, fans and critics were anxiously awaiting Miley‘s appearance on stage to cheer on/critique whatever performance she had cooked up for the event. Very smartly, Miley decided not to go for an over-the-top performance, choosing instead to deliver a rendition of the song that was fairly straightforward (even down to the 1000% completely fake attempt at crying near the end of the song). There was no twerking, Miley‘s tongue stayed in her mouth, all was good. The highlight of Miley‘s performance, tho, was the projection of a huge, extremely cute animated cat lip-syncing the lyrics along with her while she performed. Cats = the Internet … and Miley understands her target audience. Click the embed above to watch Miley (and her kitteh) perform Wrecking Ball at the AMAs last night and see what the influence of animated cat gifs on the Internets has brought to bear. Then click below to see a really supercute animated gif of Miley‘s cat looking so adorable that you will cry. More »
Jessica Rabbit in the Flesh
The 2013 American Music Awards is Ariana Grande‘s first AMAs appearance and she managed to, Oh I dunno, ONLY SLAY THE ENTIRE PLACE IN THE SPAN OF JUST A FEW MINUTES OF HER ANGELIC SINGING. In a sequined figure-hugging red dress very reminiscent of the sexy number that Jessica Rabbit wore in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Ariana blessed us with a live performance of her song Tattooed Heart and immediately made people weep with tears of joy all around the globe. I’m really taken with how much I love Ariana the more I hear her. Click below to watch Ariana perform Tattooed Heart on the AMAs tonight and TRY to keep from crying your eyeballs out. Be warned, the video below autoplays. More »
'I'm Easily Injured!'
This weekend everyone and their mama has been talking about pretty much one thing: the glory that is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Trent posted his review yesterday, and many of us agreed that this movie is just the friggen BEST. Josh Hutcherson AKA Peeta (who just did a pretty dope photo shoot with Tyler Shields) hosted last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, and of course there were plenty of Hunger Games-related jokes in his opening monologue. Peep the video above to see Hutcherson‘s opening and click inside for more sketches from last night!
When a new artist gets popular and famous really quickly, footage from their youth tends to come to light to show us what the artists looked like when they were kids. Because singer Lorde *just* turned 17, her “old” footage isn’t really that old. When Lorde was Ella Yelich-O’Connor, she was in a middle school band called Extreme that competed in the Intermediate Schools Battle of the Bands back in 2009 in her native New Zealand. The video above features the band’s performance with a short interview at the end (around the 7:58 mark). It’s kind of cute to see this old Lorde footage but, yeah, she was 12 like 3 days ago so … it’s not really old at all. For the record, Extreme came in third place in the competition. No word on whether or not any of the other members of the band will be able to match Lorde’s solo success.
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She Was Pretty Hilarious
A little while back we learned that Lady Gaga would be hosting Saturday Night Live and last night she totally took over the sketch comedy show. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I absolutely loved watching her pop up in these sketches– I thought she was great. We’ve already seen footage of her performance with R. Kelly, and between that and this one sketch in particular where I didn’t even recognize her until it was almost over, I am just loving Gaga right now. SNL hasn’t posted footage of her opening monologue yet, but we do have videos of some of the other sketches from last night. Peep the video above (an ode to Blockbuster Video, may she rest in peace) and click inside for more!
Posted under: Lady Gaga