The People's Pope takes the Top Honor
Late last month we learned the troubling news that popstar Miley Cyrus was winning the online reader’s poll for Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Thankfully, the reader’s poll has very little to do with the magazine’s decision in naming the actual Person of the Year (Miley didn’t even win the online poll, Egyptian General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi nabbed the most votes) and it is with great relief that I share that Miley did NOT win the honor. Time magazine has chosen Pope Francis as this year’s Person of the Year. Citing the speed with which the People’s Pope captured the hearts of Catholics (and non-Catholics) the world over, as well as his revolutionary comments in support of women and homosexuals, Time makes it very clear that he has been their Person of the Year choice all along. Click below to see Pope Francis on the cover of Time magazine and read more about his selection for this year’s honor. More »
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.
Last week we saw the beginnings of a makeshift memorial for the late Paul Walker and Roger Rodas on the site where they were killed in a fiery car accident last weekend. Walker‘s friends and co-stars paid tribute to him in the past few days and yesterday, a legion of fans gathered at the memorial site to memorialize the two men in grand fashion. Cars from the various Fast and the Furious movies were brought out for the memorial which, I understand, saw attendance swell into thousands. Over head, messages of love were flown by airplane — including a message from Paris Hilton (who, apparently, took time out of planning revenge on Lindsay Lohan for the assault of her brother to pay homage to Paul Walker). Click thru the gallery to see some photos from yesterday’s public memorial. A more private funeral has yet to take place but for fans, yesterday’s event was their chance to say their goodbyes.
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Posted under: Paul Walker, Roger Rodas
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?
In Loving Memory
The cast and crew of The Fast and the Furious put together a short video montage of scenes from the various films in the FF franchise in memory of their late friend and co-star Paul Walker. The clip pieces together special moments from the various films in an attempt to showcase just how close the cast is in real life, as a way of honoring their fallen friend. Fans of the films will recognize the scenes from the movies and should be reminded of how important Paul Walker is to his friends. The video comes with a message, which you can read in full below. More »
"I will always love you"
As people continue to mourn the death of actor Paul Walker more and more of his co-stars and friends have released statements and tributes to their late friend. Yesterday we heard that Tyrese had to say about Paul‘s tragic death and today we get to hear from his fellow The Fast and the Furious co-stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez. Vin made his way last night to the memorial site that sprung up where Paul‘s deadly accident took place this past Saturday and he had very nice sentiments to share with the fans who had gathered there to mourn. He also posted a short message on his official Facebook profile in tribute to his late friend. Michelle posted a tribute of her own on her official Twitter profile. Click below to watch video of Vin Diesel speaking at Paul‘s memorial site and read the statements he and Michelle have shared with the world. More »
Tyrese Says Goodbye :(
It has been a couple of days since actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were tragically killed in a fiery car accident Saturday afternoon and we are no closer to knowing the cause of the fatal accident. There is much speculation about what may have caused the accident … from vehicle malfunction to possible recklessness due to street racing. As discussion grows over the possible cause (or causes) of the accident, the impromptu memorial at the crash site continues to grow as friends and fans alike make their way to the memorial site to pay their respects. Nothing will ever be able to bring back Paul and Roger but hopefully once the cause of the accident is determined, the healing process can begin for the guys’s loved ones. More »
The Florida State University AcaBelles Just Killed It
Okay. I now know exactly what song I want to hear on the Pitch Perfect 2 trailer… whenever it drops, like, 3 years from now. The Florida State University AcaBelles’s released this video a while back and my life just got changed in all of the right ways. They covered Lorde’s hit Royals, and they just… slayed. I love my life, but I really feel like I effed up by not learning how to sing and/or make percussion sounds with my mouth. Peep the video for more!
Posted under: 'Royals', AcaBelles