"From now on your troubles will be out of sight"
British popstar Marina and the Diamonds has performed a cover of the classic Xmas song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas for the 12 Holidaze music special on MTV. Now, because I’m pretty sure that 98.4% of you never watch MTV anymore, I thought it would be nice to share her performance video with all y’all. It’s a lovely rendition of the saddish Xmas song … one that fits the spirit of the day, I think. Here’s hoping all of YOU have yourselves merry little xmases today.
Demi Lovato has filmed a video of her performance of the song Angels Among Us in honor of the people and children who lost their lives in Newtown, CT on December 14. Very simply, this song is intended to memorialize those how lost their lives and is, IMHO, a stunningly beautiful tribute to their memory. I cannot imagine what Xmas must be like for the people of Newtown, I can only hope that the love and support of so many people can help ease their pain of loss.
Watch the Special Here, Now
Last week we learned that ITV would be airing a TV special titled Spice Girls’ Story: Viva Forever. The special, you might recall, features interviews with each of the individual Spice Girls reminiscing about their rise to fame, the creation of the Viva Forever! musical and beyond. The special aired last night and, as expected, it quickly showed up online. UPDATE: Click the embed above to watch the entire special … while it stays online :)
"I just want you for my own / More than you could ever know"
While there is still a LOT of love for the old time Xmas classic songs, I think it’s pretty safe to say that Mariah Carey‘s 1994 original Xmas song All I Want for Christmas is one of the newer songs that enjoys a whole lotta love year after year. Like many of Mimi‘s pop songs, All I Want hits all the right chords and just resonates as a really fantastic pop hit that just so happens to be an annually timely Xmas song. Altho the song is *only* 18 years old (OMG, the song is actually 18 years old!!!), I think it’s destined to remain an Xmas classic for many, many years to come. The video is cheesy but cute. I dare you not to wanna dance while listening above.
Merry Xmas everyone! The day that kids and adults have been looking for all year long is finally here. In an attempt to spread as much Xmas cheer as I can this year, I present to you one of my most favorite Xmas songs with all y’all. It’s no secret that I love me some Britney Spears, so it should come as no surprise that her Xmas single My Only Wish (This Year) is one of my all-time faves. Click the video above and enjoy with me. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting a few other Xmas faves thruout the day.
"We'll make final stand against Rome"
Last month we learned that the forthcoming final season of Spartacus, titled War of the Damned, will debut on Starz in January and today we get our first look at the just released trailer for the new season of the show. Altho there is talk of a spin-off series centered on the character of Julius Caesar, War of the Damned will be the final season that will focus on Spartacus. Check out the trailer above and see what you think. I’m a huge fan of the show so I’ll be really bummed when it comes to an end … but at least it looks like we’ve got a really great final season to look forward to.
The Rescue Of Broomhilda
As y’all know by now, I’m crazy excited for Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming, Golden Globe-nominated movie, Django Unchained. We’ve seen hella trailers, and read interviews with Kerry Washington, but most of what we’ve seen has really focused on the men in the film– Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio. (Oh, we’ve also heard an amazing Frank Ocean song that was originally intended for the soundtrack). But today we have a really cool feature; Tarantino stopped by the New York Times and participated in their program Anatomy Of A Scene. It’s a great video because he walks us through a very important scene in the film that features Kerry Washington, as a slave about to be rescued and reunited with her husband. Peep the video for more and click inside for one new Django Unchained trailer.
Plus A Cameo From Rebel Wilson!!!
I don’t know why I was avoiding the trailer for Marky Mark‘s new movie! It’s awesome, lol! But I think I kept seeing Dwayne Johnson‘s face and I thought it was, like, some sort of action dude movie thing. So when the love of my life was like, you gotta watch this trailer, I was kind of ugghhh, okay. But Pain & Gain looks hilarious y’all. Mark Wahlberg plays a fitness instructor who’s tired of just getting by (with his ginormous muscles and stuff) and decides to pull off some kind of extortion heist with The Rock. But then outta nowhere I saw Rebel Wilson! And well, you know I was in after that. Peep the video for more! Michael Bay‘s directing and I think it’s gonna be fun.
Pain & Gain hits theatres April 26, 2013.
Written for/Cut from the 'Django Unchained' Soundtrack
Earlier this year, Frank Ocean revealed to GQ magazine that he wrote a song intended for the Django Unchained soundtrack but when the album was released, Frank‘s song was not included. Instead, Frank posted last night the song titled Wise Man on his official Tumblr site with the caption “Django was ill without it“. Click above to hear the song in full then click below to read the lyrics, as shared by Frank himself. You can also read below the statement issued by Django director Quentin Tarantino as to why Wise Man was cut from the soundtrack. More »
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The TV Guide
In order to keep myself from dwelling too much on unpleasant things (which, I’m sorry admit have been plaguing my mind increasingly as the days wear on), I’ve been doing everything I can to preoccupy myself with other things. I’ve been getting out of the house just to get out of the house, driving around so that my mind can focus on driving and not thinking. I went out and bought an Apple TV device so that I can watch Netflix on my TV — anything to fill up my days and nights. While watching random movies in the past few days, I learned of a new series on Showtime called The Untold History of the United States. Presented by filmmaker Oliver Stone, The Untold History tells the stories from our nation’s past that we think we knew. This series is not a “retelling” of US history thru the lens of one person but, in fact, is a broader examination of other parts of the story that we may have never heard before. I’ve been extremely impressed with what I’ve seen thus far. Click below to see video of the first episode of the series to see if this is something that might appeal to you, too. More »