All Mimi wants for Xmas is a RE-DO
My homie Matt posted this video on Oh No They Didn’t! but it’s too good not to share with all y’all, as well. We all know that Mariah Carey has a stunningly powerful voice but even the best singers can have a bad night. Oof. At the taping of the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington DC last week, Mimi had a RRRRROUGH time signing her holiday classic All I Want for Christmas Is You. As you can painfully hear in the video embedded above, MC had a hard time hitting some of her more challenging notes thruout the song. At about the 3:24 mark of the video, you can tell that Mariah was mortified when her voice cracked. After she was finished, she even says aloud that she wishes she could get a “re-do” and sing the song all over again … but ultimately she realizes, “it is what it is”. Mimi may be fabulous most of the time but as you can clearly see, she’s only human. Check out the video and see what you think of Mimi‘s imperfect performance.
Plus, Lea Performs 'Cannonball' LIVE for the first time
Back in October, actress Lea Michele gave her first print interview regarding the death of her boyfriend Cory Monteith when she spoke with Aussie magazine TV Week. Today we get to see Lea talk about Cory for the first time in a televised interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Click the embed above to hear from Lea herself about how she coped with the sudden death of her love and learn more about the dear friend who offered her safe harbor during her very tough summer. Then click below to watch video of Michele performing for the first time ever her debut solo single Cannonball. More »
"I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist.”
Earlier this week, the nominations were announced for the 2014 Grammy Awards and as you may know, Kanye West managed to secure 2 nominations for his album Yeezus. During his concert stop in Phoenix, AZ last night, Kanye shared with his audience what he really feels about his latest Grammy noms. As I’m sure you can imagine, West didn’t really have many positive things to say about the Grammy Award nominations … or the Grammy Awards as a whole. If you’re interested in hearing his thoughts, you can click the embed above to get Kanye‘s take on the Grammys. Be warned, it’s classic Kanye so … yeah, it’s hella pompous, annoying and funny.
While Michelle Obama Delivers a Powerful Look in the Stands
Earlier today, President Obama was among the world leaders who spoke in front of the world in honor of the late Nelson Mandela. His speech was broadcast worldwide live from South Africa in the wee hours of the morning here on the West Coast. For those of you who missed it or just want to watch Obama‘s stirring 19 minute speech again, you can watch it in full above. Then, click below to see a couple photos of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sitting in the stands during the memorial service. Trust me, they’re photos you’re not going to want to miss.
"None of us have faced a situation quite like this before"
It’s been a while since the world was graced with a new Godzilla movie so Warners Bros. figured it was about time to release a new one. As you may recall, the last big Godzilla movie to come out was released back in 1998 and it was a total stinker. Unlike the classic Japanese Godzilla films that made the giant, menacing lizard a cult classic figure, Gozilla ’98 was IMHO a huge disappointment. My hope is that lessons were learned from that film to ensure that Godzilla 2014 will turn out much better. Click the embed above to check out the just-released teaser trailer for this new version of Godzilla and get your first peek at the monster. Godzilla will hit theaters on May 16 but I think we can expect quite a bit of promo between now and then. Any old skool Godzilla fans in the house? Are you impressed with this first look at this new version of Godzilla?
Posted under: 'Godzilla'
So Many Feels
At last … it’s out … after some bit of teasing, our dear Britney Spears has finally unveiled the music video for her current single Perfume and as you can see above, she wasn’t kidding when she said she had to use her acting chops to deliver this performance. Director Joseph Kahn had created many great music videos in Britney‘s career and this one for Perfume is no exception. I’m really taken with how much emotion we get in this clip. IMHO, Britney does a really great job of showing believable vulnerability in this video. Watch the video above and then share your thoughts below. Are you impressed with Britney‘s acting abilities in this clip? Do you like the video overall? After watching this video, is anyone dying for Crossroads 2: Cross Harder like I am??
But what about the video’s ending … or lack thereof? As PITNB reader Adi reminds me, Joseph Kahn had another vision for the ending of this music video … an ending that involved Britney brandishing a gun. HMMM. Read on. More »
Posted under: 'Perfume', Britney Spears
"It was just like any other childhood except ...
Jamie Lynn Spears, the little sister of our dear Britney, has released video of an interview she gave where she talks about her childhood as a member of the Spears family. As you can hear in the interview video embedded above, Jamie Lynn talks about her childhood growing up with superstar big sister Britney Spears as no big deal because to her, it really was no big deal. In the interview, JL talks about a photo she took when she was about 4 years old … in the photo, she is laying across the pre-famous laps of Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Britney. After you watch the interview above, click below to see the very cute photo in question. More »
The Return of the Wachowski Siblings
Back in the early 00′s, the Wachowski siblings revolutionized the world of filmmaking with the release of The Matrix Trilogy made up of the stunning film The Matrix and a pair of less impressive (yet very successful) sequels. Last year, the Wachowskis unleashed upon the world a larger than life film titled Cloud Atlas that failed to reach the level of success that they were hoping (I mean, did you see it in theaters?). Next Summer, they will give it a go again with the release of a new film titled Jupiter Ascending. Click the embed above to watch the first official teaser trailer for the film to get a feel for what’s to come. I will say that any film by the Wachowskis gives me hope that I will see something exciting and new, particularly in terms of special effects and direction. The casting for Jupiter Rising, tho, gives me pause. The film stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, two very pretty actors who aren’t really known for their acting prowess. To be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about a blonde Channing Tatum (with pointy ears!!!) and I’m really not crazy about Mila‘s character name Jupiter Jones (which sounds like a bootleg superhero secret identity). STILL, I want to believe that the Wachowski siblings can give us some of the magic that made The Matrix such an important film. This first teaser has me intrigued but I’ll have to reserve judgment until I see something more substantive that gives me more hope that this film will be great.
Posted under: 'Jupiter Ascending'
"Had to dig deep and really play with some acting chops for this one!"
A few days ago, our dear Britney Spears released a short teaser clip for the upcoming music video for her current single Perfume. Today we get to see two new short snippets from the video ahead of its big premiere tomorrow. Britney posted the Perfume clips on her official Instagram profile and altho they are PAINFULLY short, they do give us a tiny taste of what’s to come. In the caption for the first video, Britney reveals that she had to “dig deep” and play with some “acting chops” for this video … which means we’re in for a CINEMATIC masterpiece, I’m sure. Click below to check out the Perfume clips and see what you think. More »
Posted under: 'Perfume', Britney Spears
A Medley of Spears
Last week we got our first look at the newly released music video for Jamie Lynn Spears‘s new Country single How Could I Want More. Today, JL treats us all with a live performance of another of her new Country songs. Jamie Lynn has embarked on a short, intimate run of live concert performances to promote the upcoming release of her debut album and last night she performed the song Ms. Mississippi for a lucky group of fans. Midway thru the song, JL busted out a rendition of big sister Britney Spears‘s massive hit song Oops!… I Did It Again. She even managed to work in the hand-to-heart-pump dance move as she performed. And you MUST watch to the very end … JL gives our dear Britney a very sweet shoutout. Check out the video embedded above to watch the performance in full … or FFWD to the 2:05 mark for the start of JL‘s cover of Oops! I am in LOVE with this performance, are you?