"We just want to have a bit of fun with it"
Back in August, Justin Bieber unleashed his new single What Do You Mean? to much success … so much so that the Scottish electro-band Chvrches decided to perform the track this morning during their visit to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. As you may recall, Chvrches performed their cover of Justin Timberlake‘s Cry Me A River when they visited the Live Lounge last February, so they tend to select interesting songs to cover. As much as I may hate to admit it, the Bieber song has been growing on me in recent weeks … and I must flat out admit that I really like this version of the song by Chvrches. Click the embed above to have a listen and hear for yourself. Enjoy.
From his '1989' album out on 9/21
Earlier today we learned that Ryan Adams announced that he will release his version of Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album on Monday and right now, we get to hear one of the songs from the album in full. Ryan debuted his version of Bad Blood on Apple Music‘s Beats 1 radio this morning and it has now been made available for sharing online. Altho we got to hear small snippets of Ryan‘s 1989 songs (including a rough cut sample of Bad Blood), I don’t think we are properly prepared for how truly magnificent Ryan‘s versions of Taylor‘s songs will be. Click below to hear Bad Blood in full and prepare to be blown away. More »
We are just a couple days away from the release of Lana Del Rey‘s new album Honeymoon and thus far we have heard the songs Honeymoon, High By the Beach, Terrance Loves You and Music to Watch Boys To from the LP. Today, courtesy of BBC Radio 1, LDR presents us with another new song from the album, a track titled Salvatore. Lana paid a visit to the BBC Radio 1 studio to premiere the song and chat up her new album a bit. The song is another stunner which gives me great hope that Honeymoon may end up being LDR‘s best album yet. Click below and have a listen. More »
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"I definitely remember crying on the kitchen counter."
Jake Gyllenhaal has been making the promo rounds lately in support of his new film Southpaw, which opened over the weekend, and during an interview with Howard Stern on his radio program, Jake confessed that he was really super bummed that his parents wouldn’t let him star in the 1992 Disney movie The Mighty Ducks. Jake was up for the role of the lead kid, which eventually went to Joshua Jackson, but his parents wouldn’t let him take the role becuase they wanted him to focus on school instead (he was 10 years old and going into middle school). Jake told Howard that his parents refusal left him in tears … which had to have been the saddest sight in the world. More »
The BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge strikes again
Kelly Clarkson paid a visit to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge yesterday to do a bit of promo for her new album Piece By Piece and she busted out a performance of Rihanna‘s Bitch Better Have My Money that is so perfectly Kelly that I can’t even even. The video embedded above starts out with a bit of banter between Kelly and the DJ (including an unintentional Paris Hilton diss at around the :40 mark … I don’t know her! — lol) and then the performance starts at around the 1:50 mark. Kelly‘s version of BBHMM is per.fec.tion. Please enjoy.
Will he play Iron Fist on Netflix?
Actor Ryan Phillippe, who currently stars on ABC in a show called Secrets and Lies, gave an interview to Howard Stern today where he talked about a bunch of not-really important stuff … then he dished that he is in talks with Marvel Studios to play one of their superheroes in an upcoming Netflix series. The common believe is that Ryan is saying that he is in negotiations to play Iron Fist / Daniel Rand. Netflix has announced that they will be producing an Iron Fist TV series which will be similar to Marvel’s Daredevil but casting for the lead role hasn’t been announced just yet. It is also possible that Ryan is suggesting he might play another character (like The Punisher, should Marvel decide to make a TV show about him, or maybe a villain in season 2 of Daredevil) but I have a feeling Ryan is alluding to possibly playing Iron Fist. More »
“I’ve got so many tales to tell."
Madonna continues to promote the release of her new album Rebel Heart and the forthcoming launch of her new Rebel Heart Tour in any way she can and this week sat down for an interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 to talk about thangs. In her chat, Madonna revealed that she’s been thinking about the possibility of writing her autobiography. Maddy reveals, duh, that she’s “got so many tales to tell” and since she made a stunning career telling stories in song, it makes sense that she might be interested in penning her own life story. According to Madge, if she wrote a book like this it would have to cover her whole life story … which is something that I DEFFO would want to read. Click below to hear Madonna talk about the possibility of her writing an autobiography and listen to her interview in full with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2. More »
"If it happens the other way, I'm alright."
Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s grandmother, Cissy Houston, made an appearance on the radio so Middays with Shaila on WBLS in NYC today to give listeners a bit of an update on BK‘s condition. Unlike the grossly exploitative other members of Bobbi Kristina‘s family, this update from Cissy seems more genuine … more poignant. Unfortunately Cissy has confirmed what we already know already (that BK has been moved to a rehab center for long-term care and that her condition hasn’t changed) and says that altho she is hoping for a miracle, she is at peace with reality that Bobbi Kris might never recover. Click below to watch a portion of Cissy‘s interview today to get work on BK straight from the source. More »
"I never said I was Joan Rivers ... I’m just trying to be me"
Kathy Griffin only quit as co-host of Fashion Police on E! just a few days ago but today she went on the interview circuit to talk about her reasons for quitting. As you may recall, Kathy posted a lengthy message on her Twitter profile announcing some of the reasons for quitting Fashion Police (saying she didn’t want “her comedy to be used to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference“) but today paid a visit to The Howard Stern Show and The View to discuss the matter further. In her chat with Stern, Kathy confesses that she probably shouldn’t have taken the FP gig in the first place. In her chat with ladies on The View, Kathy flat out calls Fashion Police an “anti-feminist … dog pile”. Click below to hear and read Kathy‘s scathing comments about Fashion Police. More »
This is truly one of Madonna's greatest interviews of all time
Madonna paid a visit to The Howard Stern Show today today chat about things in support of the release of her new album Rebel Heart, which was officially released yesterday. Over the course of her 1 1/2 hour chat with Stern, Madonna candidly and very honestly talks about a wide range of things. Among other topics discussed, Madonna confirmed that she dated Tupac Shakur in the early ’90s, she revealed she went on a double date with then husband Sean Penn and then married Mike Tyson & Robin Givens, she talked a bit about her “casual friendship” with Michael Jackson and much, much more. In case you missed hearing it live earlier today or just want to hear it all over again, you can listen to Madonna‘s full interview with Howard Stern below. More »