A few days ago we heard that Usher would be giving his first and last interview about his very public, very dramatic family troubles on Oprah’s Next Chapter. We watched Rihanna share some very intimate, serioust stuff a while back and Usher is now, apparently, doing the same. We have the full video and I am so psyched to watch, but have been asked/specifically instructed to wait until the love of my life gets home from work so we can watch together. Aghh! The things you do for lurve. I was excited just to learn more about the custody decision (many of us were surprised when Usher was given primary custody) but then I heard that Usher sort of, kind of, or totally confessed to sleeping with his ex-wife Tameka‘s BRIDESMAID and I just cannot. I’ve only watched the first few minutes and I’m into it. Oprah is really digging (as only she can) and methinks Usher is definitely going to reveal some epic information. Peep the full interview above and tell me if, by the end of it all, you’re lurving, hating, or indifferent-ing Usher Raymond.
Political Satire Makes Life Happy
Who says SNL isn’t funny anymore?! Okay… a lot of people say SNL isn’t funny anymore. Still, I found TWO funny things that happened on Saturday Night Live last night, so there! Jay Pharoah opened the show as the new Barack Obama and I was CRACKING UP! If you missed, you gotta check out the video above. You will lurve, I promise. ‘Barack‘ explains the importance of the first black president having adorable young daughters instead of creepy older sons (very important, America) and re-introduces us to his secret weapon. Loved it. Peep the video above and click inside to see what Clint Eastwood and The Chair are up to. Don’t act like you haven’t been wondering. Enjoy!
The Deals Are DONE!
Back in July we learned that popstar Mariah Carey was officially signed as a new judge on the forthcoming season of American Idol. In the weeks that followed, there was much discussion about who would join her at the judges table. It was immediately reported that longtime original judge Randy Jackson would be demoted from judge to mentor so that the 3 judging spots could be filled with new judges. Nicki Minaj was a name we heard soon after as a potential new judge but her endorsement deal with Pepsi held up her signing because AI is sponsored by Coca Cola. Then we heard that Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias were being considered as judges but talks with Enrique fell apart. Today we learn, officially, that the cola conflict has been settled and Nicki has signed on as AI judge. Joining her and Mariah at the table will be Keith Urban and … original judge Randy Jackson (who got the 4th judging seat due to the failed deal with Enrique). Click below to see the NEW Idol judges posing with host Ryan Seacrest (and a bunch of behind the scenes Idol folks) and read the official press release announcement. More »
It May Or May Not Be Panty-Droppin Time... What?
Okay, as you guys know I kinda get inappropriate when Frank Ocean performs live so here we go. Inappropriate time. Frank Ocean performed on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live last night and John Mayer took the stage with him for two songs; Thinkin Bout You and (omg yes my favorite song off of Channel Orange and the song that redefined my summer) Pyramids! I didn’t catch the show but I’ve sooo been enjoying these videos. Still, I’d love to hear from anyone who watched! Was it… funny? That promo video had me excited for Frank but nervous about… the funny part, lol. I’m curious about how it all went down.
Anyway, back to staring into Frank Ocean‘s eyes for the next 3-7 minutes. Watch his Pyramids performance above and click inside to hear him go acoustic on Thinkin Bout You.
Dr. Phil Intervenes
If you caught Dr. Phil the other day you might have seen Jael Strauss, a young woman from Cycle 8 of America’s Next Top Model. Sadly, Jael was featured on the show as Dr. Phil attempted to orchestrate an intervention of sorts. The former aspiring model, who finished fifth on ANTM is now a struggling meth addict. Some of you may remember that during the competition one of Jael‘s friends back home died from a drug overdose. So it’s especially sad to hear that she’s falling victim to the ills of her own environment. The troubling promo video is above and it’s as disturbing as the Dina Lohan promo for Dr. Phil that we saw yesterday, although Dina‘s was so ridiculous it was funny. Seeing a young woman like this is really just sad. Here’s hoping she gets the help that she needs.
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Severely Lacking In Funny
Last month we learned that Seth MacFarlane has been selected as the host of this weekend’s 38th season premiere episode of Saturday Night Live. Yesterday, we saw a photo of Frank Ocean rehearsing as the musical guest. Today we get to check out the promo videos released for this weekend’s episode of SNL and both Seth and Frank are featured in the clips. I’m very bummed to see that the promos are not funny … at all. But I suppose we can hope that the episode itself will contain actual humor. I mean … right? Meh. Even if not, we can be sure that Frank Ocean will deliver an amazing performance so … yeah. Check out the video above and see what you think. Does this video give you hope that this weekend’s ep of SNL will be worth watching?
Earlier this month we got our first look at the promo images from Glee‘s upcoming NEW Britney Spears tribute episode, titled Britney 2.0, and a couple of days later we got to hear the Glee versions of the Britney songs Gimme More and Boys. Today we get to see the promo video for the Britney 2.0 episode as we count down the days to the ep’s premiere next week. Glee will pay homage to the music of Britney Spears next Tuesday, it’s an episode you DON’T want to miss. This video promo may be short but OMG is it effective.
Posted under: 'Britney 2.0', 'Glee'
What Makes an All Star
Early last month we got an early look at the full cast of contestants that will return for the forthcoming premiere season of RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race and today we get to check out a new, extended trailer for the show. As you can see above, this new trailer features 2 full minutes of mostly new footage from the show and it is a MUST WATCH for any and all Drag Race fans. I’m not sure who I’m going to be rooting for this season since so many of my faves have returned for another go round but … it’s gonna be fun to watch and root for them all. RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race will premiere on Logo TV on October 22, are you ready?
"TBS has brought us back to youuu"
Back in March it looked like the brilliantly funny ABC sitcom Cougar Town was heading for cancellation but in May we learned the HAPPY NEWS that instead of being cancelled, Cougar Town is moving to TBS. Today we get to check out a cute music video starring the cast of Cougar Town announcing the show’s season 4 premiere date on TBS with a few other famous faces. The song featured in the clip above is titled We’re Back and it explains when the show will debut/premiere on TBS If, for some reason, you cannot watch the clip … I can tell you that Cougar Town season 4 will premiere on TBS on Tuesday January 8, 2013 … but, you really should watch the video above :D
Posted under: 'Cougar Town'