Meet 'Rebel without a Cause' star Sal Mineo
Back in 2011, actor/filmmaker James Franco (yes, James Franco) debuted a biopic film titled Sal at the Venice Film Festival that tells the story of Rebel without a Cause star Sal Mineo‘s last day alive. Mineo, as you may know, won acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for his work in Rebel (alongside James Dean and Natalie Wood) and a second nomination for his work in Exodus but watched his career suffer when he publicly came out as a gay man in the 1960′s. In 1976, Mineo‘s career was starting to take off again when he was fatally stabbed in West Hollywood, CA at the age of 37. Franco‘s biopic focuses on Mineo‘s last day alive and can be previewed in the trailer embedded above. Sal will be available on VOD (Video On Demand) and iTunes starting October 22 and will open in select theaters on November 1. Check out the trailer and see what you think.
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They Talk New Music, Gay Rumors and Twerking
First Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers was showing off his hot bod on Instagram, then he was showing off his hot bod for Men’s Health magazine … today we learn that Nick and his brothers Kevin and Joe are featured in the new issue of Out magazine … and, if you can believe it, Nick is showing off his hot bod again. The Jonas Brothers are flexin’ on the cover Out and in the pages of the mag, they open up about their new album, rumors that one or all of them are gay and offer their $0.02 on the subject of twerking (but don’t let that deter you from reading on). Click below to see the Jo Bros on the cover of Out, read some excerpts from their interview and check out a very entertaining behind the scenes video from their magazine photoshoot. More »
Here Comes the YouTube Music Awards
Because there can never be enough awards shows comes news today that the online video streaming site YouTube is launching its own music awards show set to debut in November. The first annual YouTube Music Awards will announce the 2013 nominees on October 17 and the awards themselves will be handed out at a 90-minute ceremony in NYC, NY on November 3. The awards show will be broadcast live on YouTube, naturally, and will be made available for viewing afterward for the people who can not or choose not to watch the 90-minute show live at the appointed time. Eminem and Lady Gaga have agreed to perform and Jason Schwartzman will host. More »
My homie Stacy wrote a blog for VH-1 Music in honor of the 15th anniversary of our dear Britney Spears‘s music video for her debut single …Baby One More Time (which is chock full of fun animated gifs HERE, so it’s worth a visit) so I couldn’t let the day pass without showing a little love to Britney and her now iconic music video. …Baby One More Time was not only a monster hit for Britney but it helped usher in the golden age of pop music in the early 00′s. Alongside boybands Backstreet Boys and *NSync, Britney was able to rule over the era of MTV‘s Total Request Live … paving the way for the Katy Perrys, Rihannas and Miley Cyruses of today. It’s crazy to think that it was 15 years ago that …Baby One More Time was released. Tomorrow, Britney releases a new music video for her latest single Work Bitch proving that she is still the Queen. Happy Anniversary, Baby!
Paging CeCe Peniston
Katy Perry won’t be releasing her new album Prism until later on this month but thus far we’ve gotten to hear two songs in full from the album (Roar and Dark Horse) and today we get to hear a third. Perry‘s newest song Walking On Air has leaked its way online for our listening pleasure. As I understand it, Katy was inspired by CeCe Peniston‘s 1991 song Finally and it sounds like Swedish producer Klas Åhlund (who has worked with Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Robyn) helped her achieve that sound. Click the embed above to hear Walking On Air in full and see what you think. Personally, I kind of like it. I may not be the biggest Katy Perry fan but I can appreciate her homage to one of the greatest pop songs of the 90′s. What do you think?
Bonus: Click below to see the video for CeCe Peniston‘s classic song Finally and be reminded of just how amazing that song still is. More »
I Am Cry-Laughing SO Hard Right Now.
So, we don’t all agree on Kanye West and whether or not he is brilliant (he is), or whether or not he can take a joke (he kind of can’t), but there is no way you’re NOT gonna laugh at this video. Here’s what happened. Right after the Jimmy Kimmel catastrophe, paparazzi decided to hang out at Kanye‘s house (which he’s getting ready to move out of) at four in the friggen morning. Kanye gets home and immediately starts going off on them. Now here’s why I can’t stop laughing. As Yeezy is cussing them out, and complaining about how messed up it is that they’re there at 4 AM, and calling them bloodsucking mosquitos, he’s getting in and out of his Lamborghini… and it is IMPOSSIBLE to feel bad for him. Y’all know I love ‘Ye, but I’m sorry. When I saw him go in his “trunk”– which is NOT in the normal location of a normal trunk– I was just like okay. I can’t. I can’t even feel bad for you because you drive a spaceship (seriously, the car sounds like a spaceship), and you can just fly away at any time. OMG, I’m still laughing. Poor little rich rapper. Sigh.
Now I know the ‘razzis are awful– I mean really. This is awful. But Kanye seriously, seriously needs to get over it and get used to it (or work to change things, as he has said before he wants to), before he makes a really bad mistake. Here’s hoping he gets it together soon.
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She's No Kerry... But It's Cute
I know many of you are patiently awaiting the first official Revenge recap of the season, and it’ll be up soon enough! In the meantime, I was psyched to see that my other favorite show was getting some attention this morning. Jennifer Hudson shot a PSA for the Affordable Care Act, and in it she plays an Olivia Pope-esque character fixing healthcare “scandals” in Washington D.C. It’s a cute spoof and it kinda gets you in the mood for Scandal, which premieres Thursday! Woot! Woot!
Plus, Aaron Paul Makes A Surprise Appearance
During last week’s Emmy Awards, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made a hilarious little cameo during Neil Patrick Harris‘s opening act. The whole thing definitely got me psyched for Tina‘s upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live. A little while back we learned that Tina would be hosting the season premiere of the show, and it all went down last night. Tina spoofs the popular HBO series Girls and even though I haven’t seen a single episode, I thought it was hilarious (apparently, so did Lena Dunham). Peep the video above for the spoof and click inside for more!
A new album on the way?
Ariana Grande has been referred to as the second coming of Mariah Carey (and her performance of Mimi‘s Xmas classic All I Want For Christmas Is You, featured in the embed above, is a perfect example of why) and later this year, she may follow in Carey‘s footsteps with the release of her very own Xmas album. Ariana tweeted the following earlier this week …
Also recorded my 1st of a few Christmas songs for this year! Back to work, much to look forward to.. Love you! Go to sleep smiling tonight X
… and I’m PRAYING that she releases a studio version of All I Want For Christmas. If Grande is serious about snatching Mimi‘s wig, she’s going about it all the right ways. I have to admit, I really dig Ariana‘s new album and yes, I think it really does sound like a Mariah Carey album so … I’m willing to see what she’s got planned for Xmas … are you? As for her cover of Mimi‘s Xmas song above, do you like it as much as I do?
That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
First of all, Pusha T is about to take over the game and it’s gonna be real awkward. Literally everyone, everywhere is predicting that his album My Name Is My Name is going to be the best [rap] album of the year. “Highly-anticipated” doesn’t even begin to describe the hype surrounding this collection and I’m pretty psyched for him. Now, here’s the crayest thing ever: somehow, some way, Oscar-nominee and celebrated actor Joaquin Phoenix ended up on what will surely be one of the biggest albums of the year. Y’all remember when he wanted to be a rapper, right? LMAO, well, it looks like he decided to do some things on the producing end instead. He and Kanye West (who went on the biggest rant ever about how Pusha T is that ISH) co-produced Pusha‘s new single King Push, and you can check out the song + visuals above. I cannot get over the Joaquin factor, but I’m definitely psyched for this album’s release.