Shakira, Blake, Usher and Adam got it Covered
The 6th season of The Voice premiered on NBC last night with singer/songwriters Shakira, Blake Shelton, Usher and Adam Levine sitting in the spinning coaches/judges chairs … and to kick off the festivities, the coaches came out on stage and each performed covers of one another’s songs. Blake, Shakira, Usher and Adam each sang Whenever, Wherever, Boys ‘Round Here, Love Somebody and Without You in just a fun way that I had to share the video with all y’all. As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m not a big fan of any of the competitive singing reality TV shows but I have to admit that The Voice consistently provides fantastic entertainment not only form its competitors but from the coaches/judges as well. This is a great live performance, I think you’ll enjoy it.
"Thank you, Jimmy Fallon ..."
Yesterday we got our first look at Late Night with Seth Meyers just before Seth took over as the new host of the late night talk show and today we get to see how he did on his first night on the job. As you can see in the video embedded above, Seth opened the show with a bit that he cheekily stole from from Jimmy Fallon when he hosted Late Night and then he got the party started with fun interviews with funny lady Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden. Late Night with Seth Meyers did very well in the ratings last night by generating the show’s biggest audience in almost 10 years. Seth‘s debut show last night was even better than Jimmy‘s debut show as host of Late Night back in 2009 (Seth = 2.6 share, Jimmy = 2.3 share). Check out the cute cold open video above and then click below to watch videos of Seth‘s first Late Night guests Amy Poehler and Vice President Biden kick off a new era of really late night talk show fun. More »
A few days ago we got a very good first look at the new Green Goblin as he will appear in the upcoming superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Today we get to get a pretty good repeat look at one of the other villains that will torment Peter Parker/Spider-Man in this year’s sequel film — none other than Electro. The video embedded above is an international trailer released outside of the US and it features a lot of the footage that we’ve already seen in earlier trailers … but there are new scenes that I think are worth your time. I can’t say that I’m totally on board with this new version of Electro just yet but I’m willing to reserve judgement until we see him in action when the film opens in May.
The Most Watched Vevo Clip EVER
Justin Bieber‘s music video for his smash hit single Baby has just been certified by Vevo as its most-watched video EVER with 1 billion views:
@justinbieber’s “Baby” music video has reached 1 BILLION views on @vevo, our most watched clip ever http://vevo.ly/hW8OXO #BabyBillionVEVO
This certification is mind-blowing, yes, but a look at the count tally on the Vevo video page HERE shows no view tally and the number on the You Tube site HERE only shows at present 994,939,965 views. My assumption is that the Vevo site has the views that make up the difference to equal 1 billion. How many times have YOU watched the Baby music video? If you would like to add to the 1,000,000,000,000 view count, you can do so by watching the video embedded above … baby, baby, baby OOOOH!
Songs meant for 'Circus' & 'Britney Jean' and a HOT remix
Ever since Britney Spears put out the KILLER album Blackout, which was mostly produced by the brilliant producer Danja (real name Floyd Nathaniel Hills), fans have been clamoring for more Britney and Danja collaborations. It was rumored that Danja would be producing some of the songs on Britney‘s latest album Britney Jean (the talk was that the album would sound like a Blackout II) but when will.i.am was named the album’s executive producer, that plan got nixed. Today, as a special treat for longtime fans of Britney/Danja, the producer reveals for us 3 demo songs that he worked on for Britney but were never released. Click the embed above to watch video of Danja explaining that one of the songs was intended for Britney‘s Circus album, one song was intended for Britney Jean and the third song is a remix of Hot As Ice. You can hear each of these three songs above and get an idea for what could’ve been had Danja been allowed to produce for Britney again. Danja remains hopeful (as do I) that he will work with Britney again in the future. Hearing these previously unheard demos makes me even more anxious for Brit and Danja to collaborate again.
Last week Jimmy Fallon began his tenure as host of The Tonight Show after he said goodbye to hosting Late Night earlier this month. Tonight, former Saturday Night Live funnyman Seth Meyers takes over as host of Late Night and he begins his tenure as a late night talk show host. Click the embed above to get your FIRST LOOK at what Seth has planned as new host of Late Night and get ready to stay up really late tonight (or set your DVRs) to watch his premiere episode. Then, click below to find out which guests will be paying a visit to Late Night with Seth Meyers all week long. More »
Says Collins, "I don't have time to think about history"
Yesterday afternoon we learned that professional basketball player Jason Collins singed a contract with the Brooklyn Nets to play for their team, making him the first openly gay player in the NBA and the first openly gay player in any of the four major US sports (NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL). Last night, Collins suited up for the Nets in their game against the LA Lakers at the Staples Center in LA and made history with just 10 minutes of professional sports play. The Brooklyn Nets won the game last night but the real winner was not only professional sports here in the US but the entire country as a whole as it continues to move forward toward a true place of true equality in this country. Click below to see photos, watch video of Jason on the court during last night’s game and read the tweet he shared on his official Twitter profile after the game was over. More »
A little over 2 weeks ago, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games got underway in Sochi, Russia when the Opening Ceremonies took place on the world stage. As you may recall, the Sochi Opening Ceremonies were marred by a huge malfunction that involved a portion of the program that was meant to highlight the Olympic Rings but instead provided everyone on earth with the ammo to highlight all the problems that kept occurring at the Sochi Games. Last night, during the Closing Ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Games, the Russians were able to poke a little fun at their Opening Ceremonies malfunction in a brilliantly humorous way. HMMM, who knew? Click the embed above to watch the Russians save face by poking fun at themselves in an extremely clever way. I gotta admit, I LOLed. I think you will, too.
Featuring his homedawg Blake Kelly
Justin Bieber has unleashed a new song titled Broken upon the world. As you can hear in the embed above, the song features vocals by Blake Kelly. For all you Beliebers, you are very welcome for the song. For everyone else, my sincerest apologies.
The superhero TV series Heroes, which ran for 4 seasons on NBC from 2006-2010 is coming BACK for a special 13-episode mini-series season titled Heroes Reborn that will air on the network next year. During NBC‘s coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games last night, a short teaser promo aired that immediately alerted longtime Heroes fans that their favorite series is returning. On Friday I mentioned that actor Milo Ventimiglia nabbed a role in the upcoming Steven Spielberg TV series The Visitors but my hope is that he will also reprise the role that made him a household name when Heroes returns next year. Click the embed above to watch the teaser video for Heroes Reborn then click below to read the press release announcement that provides all the known deets thus far about the return of Heroes. More »
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