Announces Release Date for her new album 'Piece By Piece'
Earlier this month, Kelly Clarkson released her insanely infectious new pop song Heartbeat Song and she teased a March release for her new album Piece By Piece. Today, Kelly brings us the lyric video for Heartbeat Song and confirms that her new album will be released on March 3. Click the embed above to have another listen of Kelly‘s sick new song and learn those lyrics that you may have been singing incorrectly. Then, mark your calendars for March 3 because that’s the day Kelly will BLESS US with a new collection of new music. Woot!
"Strange ... the things you remember"
The new Starz TV series Outlander won’t return with new episodes until April 4 but today we get to see the first scene from the forthcoming new episode of the show. The first season of Outlander has been broken into two parts … part 1 ended last Fall and part 2 will premiere this coming Spring. For the first time on the show, the opening scene above is told from Jamie‘s point of view rather than Claire‘s (which makes sense if you consider how the last episode of Outlander ended). Click the embed above to see how Outlander will open when the show returns with the second half of season 1 in April. I know there are lots of anxious Outlander fans out there so hopefully this video will tide you over a little bit longer.
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And you can watch their entire episode right here, right now
Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis each performs full concert sets on last night’s episode of Austin City Limits and thanks to the generosity of PBS, you can watch their episode of ACL in full right here on the blog. I got to see Ryan and Jenny on tour a few times over the past few months and they put on an amazing show … if you missed seeing them, this episode of ACL gives you a good feel for what their concerts are like. Click the embed above to watch Ryan then Jenny perform their sets … you can click below to see the setlists for each performer. Enjoy. More »
"Cause so cold in the D, it is as days begin to tick away"
Back in November, we got our first listen of Eminem‘s new song Detroit Vs. Everybody, which features guest performances by Royce da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick Trick. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the song, which does feature all of the guest rappers on the track. Filmed in Detroit, this video is an excellent representation of the beautiful city that I love. Click the embed above to watch Detroit all-star video for Detroit Vs. Everybody.
"Why would the law treat [gays] differently?"
A week ago today, we learned that the US Supreme Court has decided to take up the case that will determine — once and for all — the legality of same-sex marriage here in the United States. In an interview at the White House with You Tube star GloZell Green, President Obama expressed his desire for the Supreme Court to come “to the right decision” and legalize same-sex marriage in our country. President Obama has spoken openly about his support for marriage equality in the past, so his comments in the interview embedded above aren’t a big surprise … but it’s still nice to hear our president endorse the equal treatment of all US citizens when it comes to marriage equality. The full interview is 47 minutes long but you can skip to the 23:40 mark of the video to hear Obama‘s comments on the upcoming Supreme Court decision.
"Have you mentored, supported or engaged women in leadership positions?"
Last September, Emma Watson delivered a powerful speech on the virtues of feminism at the United Nations — a speech that garnered lots of attention not only because of Emma‘s fame as an actress but, more importantly, because the speech she delivered spoke to the hearts and minds of women and men (young and old) worldwide. Earlier today, at the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland, Emma delivered a follow-up speech that, in part, featured questions that have sprung up in the wake of her previous speech:
I spoke about some of my story in September – what are your stories? Girls: Who have been your mentors, parents, did you make sure you treated your children equally? If so, how have you done it? Husbands: Have you been supporting your female partner privately so that she can fulfill her dreams too? Young men: Have you spoke up in a conversation when a woman was casually degraded or dismissed? … Businessmen: Have you mentored, supported or engaged women in leadership positions? Writers: Have you challenged the language and imagery used to portray women in the media? CEOs: Have you implemented the women’s empowerment principles in your own company?
The video embedded above of Emma‘s speech today is only 5 1/2 minutes long and is absolutely worth your time. Emma Watson continues to devote her time, her energy and her impressive intelligence and eloquence in an effort to educate and enlighten on feminist matters. She is an inspiration with a voice that deserves to be heard far and wide.
Coming January 30
A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of the sexy new thriller The Loft which stars James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Karl Urban and Matthias Schoenaerts as married BFFs who all share a secret communal loft … and the problems that come along with the loft’s secrets. The film opens next weekend and you can get a look at the movie’s suspenseful intrigue in the just-released trailer above. After the screening, I was asked my thoughts on the movie and you can see some of my quotes in the trailer above (a full review of the movie will come next week). Check out the trailer and stay tuned, I have a fun opportunity for a few lucky PITNB readers to attend a screening of The Loft next week with some of the stars of the movie. You know you wanna go see this movie, right?
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The Truth Is Out There
So, NASA was going about its business, live streaming a video feed being recorded in space by the ISS space station when an unidentified object came into view over the earth’s horizon. Almost immediately after the UFO appeared on screen, the feed was cut off completely … leading many to theorize that NASA filmed an alien spacecraft and doesn’t want us to know about it. HMMMM. I’m not one for conspiracy theories but I think it’s pretty safe to say that this was definitely the work of … aliens. I mean, hello, a suspicious-looking UFO then the feed gets cut off? Definitely aliens. Check out the video above and see what you think … then get ready to succumb to our alien overlords because TEHY’RE ALREADY HERE!
"Hannibal took someone from you ..."
Last week we learned the bum out news that NBC has decided to push back the release of Hannibal season 3 to the summer (after we presumed it would be released as usual in February) and today we get out first look at the forthcoming season. NBC has released the first trailer for Hannibal season 3 and as you can see above, the action picks up where season 2 left off and will include exciting new twists on the Hannibal Lecter story from the Thomas Harris books Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon (including a new original story for Dr. Lecter). Hannibal Lecter is on the run and Will Graham is on the hunt. Will this game of cat and mouse end up with the mouse consuming the cat? We’re gonna hafta wait until the summer to find out … but, as I said before, it will be SO worth the wait. Have you started watching yet (Shannon)?
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"Rio here I come..."
OK, no … our dear Britney Spears is not training to join the US Olympic Synchronized Swim team (despite her joking on Instagram) but she is being very active on social media these days … which is a very good thing for us. Yesterday, she offered the world sage advice about the benefits of smiling (as long as you still have your teeth) and today she’s giving us US Olympic Swim Team realness. Is there NOTHING that Britney Spears can’t do?! More »
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