Following in the footsteps of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears & Beyoncé
MTV will air their annual Video Music Awards LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on Sunday August 30 and, as we learned last month, Miley Cyrus will be hosting this year’s affair. Today we learn that rapper Kanye West has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award which celebrates excellence in music, art, fashion and culture. Previous Video Vanguard winners include Michael Jackson (for which the award was renamed after his death), Madonna, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and last year’s recipient Beyoncé … so Kanye is now in very good company. MTV has produced a promo video announcing Kanye‘s Video Vanguard award, which you can watch in full below along with more information about the MTV VMAs in a newly issued press release. More »
"See u at the Marbella Hotel soon"
Last weekend we learned that our dear Britney Spears is back in Las Vegas, NV hard at work entertaining audiences with her concert residency Britney: Piece of Me at the Axis Theater inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. Today we learn that Britney‘s hard work will continue this fall with a guest appearance on the hit CW series Jane the Virgin. The CW announced yesterday that Britney will be making an appearance on Jane the Virgin, a fact that Britney confirmed via Twitter after the initial announcement was made. Click below to read what was said about Britney‘s upcoming guest appearance on Jane the Virgin and see a really cute photo of Britney and her mom Lynne at brunch yesterday, right around the time news of her guest spot was announced. More »
Earlier this month we learned that former One Direction member Zayn Malik possibly “broke up” with his new producer BFF Naughty Boy after the two got into a very public Twitter feud (you may know that Zayn and Naughty had been inseparable since Malik left 1D earlier this year). Today we learn that Zayn‘s aspirations to become a solo artist are moving forward, even without Naughty Boy at his side. Zayn signed a record deal with RCA Records in an attempt to show the world who he “really is”. Zayn happily shared a photo and his new record deal news on his official Twitter profile, all of which you can see below. More »
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Due to OVERWHELMING DEMAND
Last month, Janet Jackson unveiled the first set of concert tour dates in support of her forthcoming new album, which is set for release this Fall. As some of you may recall, the first set of dates was not all inclusive and many folks were worried that Janet might not be coming to their town on tour. Fear not, fans, because Janet is coming. Janet has revealed a new set of tour dates for the 2nd leg of her Unbreakable World Tour that will span the first 3 months of 2016. Click below to read the official press release announcement and see the set of dates for the 2nd leg of JJ‘s new tour. More »
The inaugural ULTIMATE ICON: Music Dance Visual Award
Now that Janet Jackson is back among us with her new single No Sleeep (and with a new album due out this fall and a new world tour to follow), it looks like she is ready to get back on the music scene in a big way. Janet will be honored this Sunday night at the 15th annual BET Awards with a very special award. Janet has been announced as the first recipient of the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award and, as such, should be in attendance at the BET Awards to collect her trophy. Might she perform as well? We’ll have to wait and see. Click below to read the press release announcement about Janet‘s award and make your plans NOW to watch the BET Awards this weekend. More »
The TV Guide
My good friend Annie Motel will debuting a short film she wrote, directed and stars in at Ham & Eggs Tavern in DTLA tonight and if you’re free, she’d love for you to attend. I have been a fan of Annie‘s work for much longer than I’ve known her personally. She is very skilled illustrator, tattoo artist and, now, filmmaker. For the past few months, Annie has worked on her film, Tabloid BLVD., as a labor of love and tonight she will finally be able to share the project with the public. Click below to see the flyer art for tonight’s event and learn more about Tabloid BLVD. More »
Plus, the new Batmobile shows up again
The promo machine for the much-anticipated new superhero movie Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is heating up in the wake of the release in April of the first teaser trailer and the first movie posters for Dawn of Justice. Today we learn that Warner Bros. Studios has released the official plot description for the movie and as you can read below, it doesn’t really offer much more information than what we can glean from the first teaser trailer but it does enlighten the movie a bit more. Additionally, we saw in April that the Batmobile (and Batman himself) showed up on the set of the other superhero movie Suicide Squad … today we get to see Batman‘s wheels on display at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Check it all out below. More »
Rhythm Nation Records
Just a few weeks ago we learned the exciting news that Janet Jackson will not only be releasing a new album this year but that she will also be going on world tour as well (a tour that she is already rehearsing for here in LA). A few days ago, we heard a rumor that Janet‘s new single will be released “within 30 days”. Today we learn officially that JJ will release her new album this fall on her very own record label imprint Rhythm Nation Records. BMG has partnered with Rhythm Nation for the album release, which is detailed in the press release announcement shared below. More »
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The OTHER Pixar movie coming out this summer
Chances are you probably forgot that back in 2011, we first learned that Disney/Pixar Studios was planning to make animated dinosaur movie. And chances also are that you didn’t even know that that movie will be released in theaters this year. We are well aware that the Pixar movie Inside Out will be in theaters this month but today, courtesy of the film’s first teaser trailer, we learn that a second Pixar animated film titled The Good Dinosaur will be out on November 25. Click the embed above to get your first look at The Good Dinosaur and then click below to see the first movie poster and read an excerpt from the press release announcement that gives us a better feel for what the movie will be all about. More »
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"Peggy must now journey to LA for her most dangerous assignment"
A few days ago, we learned the VERY happy news that ABC renewed the brilliant series Agent Carter for a second season. Today we learn that, like the first season did, Agent Carter season 2 will air during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s winter hiatus. According to the official plot description revealed in a new ABC press release, season 2 will bring the action in Agent Carter to Los Angeles … which I LOVE! Click below to learn more about what we can expect when Peggy Carter and the gang return next year in Agent Carter‘s second season. More »
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