Season 1 Coach Auditions
Back in February, Christina Aguilera showed off her pretty impressive impersonations of Britney Spears, Cher and Shakira while playing Wheel of Musical Impressions on The Tonight Show. Today, we get to see video of Xtina doing impressions of those same pop stars and a few more in a new video promo for The Voice that, I’m guessing, was inspired by her bit on The Tonight Show last winter. The gimmick is that Xtina is impersonating all of the other singers who auditioned to be coaches on season 1 of The Voice. Some of the impressions are cute, mostly because of the costuming, but I think she did a better job sounding like the other singers back in February. Watch the video above and judge for yourselves. Is Xtina truly the Queen of all Impressions?
"WHY YOU GOT A KNIFE IN YO THROAT?!!!!!!!"
Fox will debut a new Ryan Murphy TV series this fall titled Scream Queens that will star a lot of actors who have starred in his other projects and from the look of the first trailer, is an homage/rip-off of TV shows like Pretty Little Liars and movies like Scream (which shouldn’t be confused with MTV‘s new TV series titled Scream which is actually based on the Scream movie franchise). For much of this 3 minute trailer, I rolled my eyes with bored annoyance … but something about the last 40 secs. or so softened me up a bit. Altho this new TV series already looks like a lot of things we’ve seen before, I am kind of intrigued to see how this series turns out. If the writing is bad, it could be unwatchable. But, then again, Ryan Murphy projects tend to start out strong … but, eventually, get tired and boring (both Glee and American Horror Story were pretty good for at least 3 seasons). Hopefully, Scream Queens won’t start out tired and boring but … we’ll see. I not super amped on this new show but … I’ll give it a chance when it debuts this fall. Will you?
Posted under: 'Scream Queens'
"FIND YOUR SOUND. FIND YOUR FUTURE."
So … Zac Efron has a new movie coming out this summer but it’s not THIS movie that he has been filming lately with Robert de Niro that will feature a LOT of nekkid flesh. No, the movie that Zac will be starring in this summer is titled We Are Your Friends and it tells the tale of a down-and-out kid from the Valley named Cole Carter who wants to grow up to be a superstar DJ like Calvin Harris. Yes, this is really the plot of this feature length film. As you can see in the trailer embedded above, this movie will feature all of the usual things that you see in any given rags to riches story but with DJs. When I first heard that this movie was being filmed last year, directed by Max Joseph (of Catfish fame), I was under the impression that the story would be more … substantial. I mean, I get that I’m not the target audience for this movie and it very well may be a huge success but, yeah, this movie just doesn’t look very good to me. What do you think? Do you want to see Zac try to become a superstar DJ in We Are Your Friends? If so, you can see the movie in full when it opens on August 28.
Mimi's vocal strength continues to improve
On Sunday night, Mariah Carey performed a career-spanning mini-medley of her first single Vision of Love (1990) and her current single Infinity (2015) at the Billboard Music Awards. I, personally, thought Mariah sounded great … especially since she is recovering from a throat illness that forced her to cancel shows from the second week of her just-launched Las Vegas concert residency. Last night, Mimi performed VoL and Infinity again on Jimmy Kimmel Live in support of the release of her new album #1 to Infinity and as you can hear above, her vocal strength continues to improve. Mariah Carey has long ago proven herself to be one of the greatest voices of our generation so she really doesn’t have anything else to prove … but it’s nice when she delivers a strong performance to silence the haters. Listen to MC sing Vision of Love and Infinity above and see how a real elusive chanteuse gets the job done.
"C'mon kid, make them believe"
Back in November, we got to see the first movie trailer released for the forthcoming Peter Pan origin story movie titled Pan, which was followed by a short video teaser shared by Hugh Jackman in April. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for Pan which gives us a better feel for the movie overall … and which I like considerably better than the first trailer. In all honesty, Peter Pan isn’t my favorite story. The first trailer didn’t really do much to capture my fancy … but this trailer does a better job. I’m still not a crazy Peter Pan fan but this looks like a movie that I think I’d like to see. Check out the trailer and see what it does for you. Pan will open in theaters on October 9.
Posted under: 'Pan'
Watch Now, no TIDAL required
Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have released their music video for Nicki‘s song Feelin’ Myself exclusively for TIDAL subscribers but the video has made its way to You Tube … for the time being. Someone at TIDAL will yank the video sooner rather than later so watch while you can. The video is fun and I love the song so it’s a win for me. Enjoy.
UPDATE … damn, that was fast … yanked already. But, click below to check out another non-You Tube embed to watch WHILE YOU CAN. More »
Vision of Lost Love
Mariah Carey was a featured performer during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards last night but before she performed a medley of her first single, Vision of Love (1990), and her new single, Infinity (2015), her Billboard Music Charts accomplishments over the years were celebrated … reminding us all that MC is truly one of the greatest pop singers living today. After Mimi did the damn thing on stage at the BMAs last night, she released a short teaser of the forthcoming music video for her single Infinity. Click the embed above to watch Mariah Carey perform Vision of Love and Infinity live at the Billboard Music Awards last night then click below to watch the teaser for her Infinity music video. More »
Did Taylor enlist every friend she has to diss Katy Perry?
After teasing the release of her music video with a massive character poster campaign, Taylor Swift finally unleashed her Bad Blood music video/mini-movie tonight for the world to see. As you can see in the embed above, the storyline of the Bad Blood video focuses squarely on betrayal … and revenge. The speculation that has emerged since the release of this video is that the video is meant as a not-so-subtle diss toward Katy Perry who used to be friendly with Taylor and, after a betrayal, well … came the bad blood. Selena Gomez‘s character Arsyn is said to be playing the Katy role and Taylor‘s Catastrophe character is obvs the Taylor role. It’s an interesting theory … but the video is so good overall that the rumored subtext is secondary. Taylor has outdone herself with this video for Bad Blood. The week-long hype promo was well worth it, I think. Have a look, see what you think. Are you impressed?
"Who's going to Vegas with me?"
Earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez formally announced that she will be the next pop star to take up concert residency in Las Vegas starting next year and today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she delivered a performance of her greatest hits that gives us a taste of what we can expect when we see her show at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino starting in January 2016. J. Lo performed a medley of her biggest hits with enough Vegas flavor that you’d be hard pressed to see this performance and not want to rush right out and get tix to see Lopez in LV next year. Wow. I was lucky enough to see Jennifer Lopez in concert a few years ago and I can assure you, La Diva Latina KILLS it on the stage. I am really looking forward to seeing her in Vegas next year … are you?