It Looks Like the Protest was a Success
Earlier this month the Walt Disney Company crowned Brave character Princess Merida as its 11th Disney Princess and celebrated by giving the character a makeover that slimmed her down and “sexed” her up. As a result, angry fans launched a public protest of the changes and demanded that Disney Pixar undo the changes to the character so that she can “exist” as non-glam character she was created to be. Today we hear from Disney Pixar officially on Facebook that they are listening to the fan backlash and have promised that the “integrity and appearance” of Princess Merida will NOT be changed after all. I’d say that the angry fans handily won this battle. Click below to read the full text of Disney Pixar‘s Merida statement. More »
"We don’t believe in defeat / that’s why we’re back for a threepeat"
Earlier this month we got our first listen of Jennifer Lopez‘s new single Live It Up, which features her BFF Pitbull on guest rap vocals and today we get to see the just-released music video for the track. Sigh. Jenny from the Block really tries to look cool in this video but most of the time I just keep thinking, Damn girl … stop trying so hard. The song is still pretty meh. for me but the video is OK, I guess. I imagine it will do well on video screens at danceclubs when this song, invariably, will be played for the next few months. Give it a look, see what you think. Does Jennifer Lopez still have what it takes deliver with these kinds of music videos anymore? You be the judge.
She got Smurfed!
Yesterday we got our first listen of Britney Spears‘s new single Ooh La La after it leaked to the Internets about a month before it was due for release. As a result, Britney posted a message on her official Twitter profile address the song’s leak — which you can read in full below. As with many song leaks, it’s almost impossible to tell if the early release of the song is intentional or not. According to our dear Britney, the leak of Ooh La La was not intentional. HMMM. Click below to read her tweet. More »
"You are lost"
Back in April, Showtime released a video trailer for the upcoming 8th and final season of Dexter but today we get to see the show’s first official full length trailer. I’m not sure why the distinction but I’m happy for this release … because as you can see in the embed above, it looks like a whole lotta drama is headed our way in the coming season. This new 3 minute trailer gives us a very good feel for what to expect when the final season of Dexter debuts next month. Check out the trailer above and get excited, we are mere weeks from the start of a whole new season of Dexter … for one last time.
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Plus, Beyoncé Speaks Out On Instagram!
Last night the whole world (including me) went cray-cray once E! News reported that Beyoncé was, indeed, expecting her second child with Jay-Z. People were laughing, crying, and PITNBr BGLU Tia had us all cracking up with her mini-rant about Bey‘s pregnancy and its affect on her life and upcoming concert experience. Most of us were shocked that Bey– who is such a superstar, and such a boss, and clearly an amazing businesswoman– would turn up prego in the middle of a world tour, but who knows?! We still haven’t gotten the official confirmation from Bey or her rep, but People is reporting that a source told them Bey and Jay were only planning to have a baby, and planned to get to work on that after her world tour. Click inside to learn more!
Last week we learned that EPIX is planning to air Madonna‘s MDNA World Tour show on their network next month and today we get our first look at the first video teaser for the broadcast. The clip is short but sweet. If you saw the show, you’ll recognize some of the best parts of the show … if you haven’t seen the show, you’re gonna wanna tune in to EPIX on June 22. Maddy‘s MDNA show was pretty damn good, I’m actually looking forward to watching it all over again :D
"I'm really excited"
At the start of the month we learned from will.i.am that he is executive producing Britney Spears‘s next album and today we hear from him again that our dear Britney will hit the studio next week to officially begin work on album #8. Now, we’ve been hearing about Britney in the studio for months now but, apparently, she will only begin official work on the album with Will next week. HMMM. I can’t say that I’m all that excited about will.i.am‘s role as executive producer but … it is what it is, I suppose. More »
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"I am proud to announce ..."
Yesterday we learned the bummer news that bassist Eric Avery has decided NOT to tour with Nine Inch Nails when the band hits the road later this year on a new world tour. Today we learn from Trent Reznor himself that former NIN bassist Robin Finck will step in to fill the void on tour. TR posted the news along with the photo of Robin in rehearsals on the official Nine Inch Nails website today … which also happens to be Trent‘s birthday. So, yay! Click below to read the full text of Reznor‘s statement about Finck‘s return to NIN. More »
No Chloe? No '24'!
Earlier this week we learned the AMAZING NEWS that Kiefer Sutherland has signed on to star in the upcoming limited series reboot 24: Live Another Day, due out next year … but what about the rest of the cast? And the original writing staff, for that matter? Well, we learn today that producers of the show are working REALLY HARD to bring back AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE from the original writing staff AND cast to reprise their jobs/roles on the new season of 24 … which can only mean that OMG THE SHOW IS GOING TO RULE ALL! More »
Plus, Learn What Becks Will reportedly Do Next
Yesterday we learned the not-all-surprising news that David Beckham has decided to retire from playing professional soccer. Today, we get to see Becks discuss his retirement with SkySports in the official “retirement interview” that can be watched in full above. This interview centers mostly on Becks‘s decision to end his soccer career but there is much talk about what the sports superstar plans to do next. Click below to read a report from the Associated Press that discusses the possible career trajectories he may tackle next … including possibly becoming an owner of a MLS soccer team here in the US. More »
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