Relive the secondhand embarrassment all over again
Earlier today, Shannon shared some #ThrowbackThursday love for Crime Mob and Knuck If You Buck specifically but right now, I’d like to share some #TBT love myself. It was 10 years ago today that Ashlee Simpson “performed” on Saturday Night Live and got busted trying to lipsync her performance. You may recall that on that fateful night, someone in her camp accidentally started playing the vocal track for her song Pieces of Me when she wasn’t ready and it was plainly obvious to everyone watching on LIVE TV that she had no intention of singing the song live at all. In a panic, Ashlee busted out a silly dance and then she ran off the stage, leaving her band to strum their instruments in embarrassing horror. Ahh, the good ol’ days. Back in 2004, there was no real social media to speak of … can you imagine if Twitter or Instagram existed back then? Click the video above to relive the moment that Ashlee Simpson torpedoed her music career on live TV. Can you believe it’s been 10 years already?
Aretha Franklin has released an album of cover songs where she pays homage to some of the diva classic songs that we all know and love and today we learn that the Divine Miss M is also releasing an album of cover songs as well. Bette Midler is releasing next month an album titled It’s The Girls! which features Bette‘s covers of girl group songs … and included on the album is her rendition of TLC‘s Waterfalls. Click the embed above to hear Bette Midler‘s poignant version of Waterfalls and see what you think. I must admit, it’s a bit weird to hear Bette sing about Little Precious et al. but overall, I think her rendition is pretty darn good.
"Fuck yeah give it to me this is heaven"
Last night’s episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show was the part 1 of this year’s 2-part Hallowe’en episode and it featured another musical performance by Jessica Lange. Before the season started, Ryan Murphy teased that Lange would be performing a Lana Del Rey song on the show and last night she delivered a fun performance of LDR‘s song Gods and Monsters. Click the embed above to watch the performance in full and see how fun Jessica‘s performance of Lana‘s song is. I’m loving this gimmick that AHS is doing this year with the musical performances, aren’t you?
As a refresher, HERE is Sarah Paulson‘s performance of Fiona Apple‘s Criminal and HERE is Jessica Lange‘s performance of David Bowie‘s Life on Mars?
"We are in the hopeful phase I think."
After Jennifer Hudson spilled the beans earlier this month that serious discussion is taking place concerning a third Sex and the City movie, rumors about the project have been flying all over the place. Stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis teased about the rumors on Twitter and SJP even went so far to capitalize on the SaTC 3 rumors to help promote her line of shoes (promotion that has gotten her into a bit of trouble, actually). Today, Kristin Davis will appear on The Meredith Vieiera Show to talk a TINY bit about the movie rumors … and while she doesn’t really say much, the fact that she is even commenting on SaTC 3 is very PROMISING :D Check out the video clip above and then tune in to watch today’s episode of The Meredith Vieiera Show to watch Kristin‘s interview in its entirety.
#KnuckIfYouBuck is now 10 Years Old!!!
So, here’s what’s going on with me. My youngest son just turned, one and ever since he was about 3 months old, I’ve been talking to his Dad about this upcoming weekend. I’m going to let you all in on what my life has been like for the past 12 months: insane. Dark. Exhausting. Terrifying. All things I’ve been carefully concealing when I post these kinds of Instagram photos, LMAO. I’M TIRED! And I could tell when Josev arrived that I was going to have to do something I’ve never done before, and take a weekend off of motherhood. Yes, I’m done. For one weekend. And that weekend is this weekend, during which I’m going to be playing this video (and the dirty version with ya boy Lil’ Scrappy) all. Effing. Weekend. And drinking wine by the bottle. And TAKING LIKE 3 NAPS BACK TO BACK (then waking up to Knuck if You Buck) BECAUSE OMG my partna-in-babymaking is taking the kids away for the weekend! Nobody call meeee! And listen to Crime Mob (I love Crime Mob… and—fun fact—the only college dorm party I ever threw/the only party I’ve ever thrown in my life was called Knuck if You Buck—shouts-out to my roommate Ángela—because that is how much this song defined my college years. Sort of.)
Yes, yes, and yes.
So. About Renée Zellweger. SIIIIIiiigggghhhhhhh. I don’t have a lot of words, and I’m a little disappointed at how that story took the world by storm… so I was cracking up during this video of Russell Brand offering his take on the situation. I was happy to read the comments on this blog—I think most of us had positive things to say (aside from that initial bewilderment—which did make sense). Click inside to hear Russell Brand politely tear apart the celebrity gossip world, as only he can.
An unauthorized leak resulted in the official release
The first trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t due for official release until next week during the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D but earlier today, a low quality version of the trailer leaked online. Marvel immediately sprang into action and tried to get the trailer yanked offline. They realized the cat was already out of the bag so they decided to officially release the trailer early, which you can watch in full above. As far as movie trailers go, this one is effing bad ass. This first look at Ultron is very promising. Have a look above, then click below to see the just released teaser poster for the film as well. More »
Aretha Franklin made herself available to do satellite video interviews with TV outlets all around the country to promote her new album Aretha Franklin Takes on the Great Diva Classics and as you can see in this compilation video montage, she had a bit of difficulty hearing the interviewers on the other end. Ever the consummate pro, Aretha did her legendary best to endure talking to these peons. Trust me, this video will make your day. Please enjoy.
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With musical guest Iggy Azalea
Last month we learned that funnyman Jim Carrey would be returning to host Saturday Night Live this season and today we get to see his just-released promo videos for this weekend’s episode of SNL. Jim will be joined by Iggy Azalea as musical guest and because it will be the Hallowe’en episode, it promises to be scary … not funny … mostly because even when they try to be funny, SNL isn’t funny … so I’m thinkin’ they should go for scary.