"When it came to the notes, though, the struggle was real."
Yesterday we got to hear really amazing audio from rehearsals for Mariah Carey‘s new Las Vegas concert residency show, Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity, which kicked off in grand style last night at Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino. As you may recall, the audio that we heard yesterday was pretty spectacular … with Mimi hitting all those trademark high notes that made her a star. Today, tho, we are hearing from show reviewers that MC‘s first show last night was less than spectacular. The New York Times refers to Mariah‘s show as “a largely difficult two hours“, they describe Mariah as “tentative and inconsistent” and describe the “aged, huskier rasp” in her voice as “a glitch, not a goal“. Ouch. Billboard magazine’s review is much kinder, tho when they get to her singing, they say “Carey‘s voice wasn’t always up for hitting the highest notes“. Click through the gallery to see photos from the kick-off of Mariah Carey‘s Las Vegas show last night then click below to read excerpts from the first reviews of the show. Lambs, you might not be happy with what you’re going to read below. More »
BUT, Hulu may save the series
Very sad news for fans of The Mindy Project … after the show aired its season 3 finale episode back in March, fans have been waiting to hear if the show would be renewed for a new season next year. Late last night, Fox handed down its judgement … and decided not to renew The Mindy Project for another season (which is a huge bummer for a lot of folks, including our very own PITNB intern Iris). The show is dunzo … at Fox. The seemingly good news is that it is looking like the show will live on to see another season (or two) elsewhere. It would appear that Mindy Kaling has been in negotiations with the video streaming network Hulu to produce another season of episodes to be released online. Click below to hear the bad news and the good news concerning the future of The Mindy Project and hear from Mindy herself about the cancelation of her show. More »
Listen to that HIGH note!
Last week Mariah Carey made her grand arrival in Las Vegas ahead of the kick-off of her new Vegas show at Caesar’s Palace Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity. Since then, Mimi has been rehearsing night and day to get her show right and … people, she is gonna S-L-A-Y Sin City when her show premieres this week. Audio from Mariah‘s rehearsals has mysteriously made its way to TMZ who, in turn, released the audio for the rest of us to hear and MC sounds AMAZE! Click below to get a taste of what Mariah has in store for the lucky folks who will see her in concert in Las Vegas during her residency there. More »
Fight or Die
Back in January, we got to see the first teaser trailer for the upcoming second season of The Strain, premiering on FX this summer. Today we get to see the just-released first trailer for The Strain season 2 and as you can see above, all Hell literally breaks loose on the city of NYC with vampires running amok. Having read and LOVED The Strain trilogy of books, I am very much a fan of this FX TV series, even if it does feel a bit corny at times. I enjoyed season 1 well enough to be excited for season 2. Click the embed above to get your first real look at the upcoming second season of The Strain and get ready. The Master and his minions are here. The fight for humanity is now.
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"My wife and I would love to have you for dinner"
Last week we got to see the first promo posters for the forthcoming third season of Hannibal, which will premiere in June, and today we get to see a really enlightening new trailer for the new season of Hannibal. Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) has, thus far, played Dr. Hannibal Lecter‘s psychotherapist on the show … but this new trailer reveals her to be Hannibal‘s wife in the new season. Now, whether the two actually get married or are posing as husband and wife while Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the lam remains to be seen. The big twist at the end of Hannibal season 2 was that Bedelia fled the country with Hannibal after he was finally revealed to be the villain of the show. I cannot WAIT to see what these two will get up to when Hannibal season 3 returns on June 4. Fannibals, sound off! What do you think of this new trailer?
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"Reese, what do you think about forgetting this whole show ..?"
Reese Witherspoon will be guest hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend with musical guest Florence + the Machine and today, NBC has released the promo videos for her upcoming episode. Reese and SNL castmember Aidy Bryant crack wise as best they can in these promos … and you may laugh, I guess. I love Reese, tho, so I’m looking forward to seeing her host SNL this weekend cuz I believe she will be funny. I have to believe, that’s why I keep watching SNL.
"It's not bro time, it's showtime"
Yesterday we learned that the first official trailer (not counting the teaser trailer that was released back in February) for Magic Mike XXL would be released today … and here it is. As you can see in the embed above, the Magic Mike boys are back for another round of stripping … but this time, they’re taking the show on the road (in a food truck, it would appear). Stop reading and start watching this new trailer for MMXXL. Magic Mike XXL will open in theaters on July 1.
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"Kate must have been wearing a fake belly showing to the people that she was pregnant"
Over the weekend, Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed the birth of their second child, a daughter they named Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Almost as soon as Kate and Wills stepped out of the hospital with their newborn princess swaddled in their arms (just hours after she was born), conspiracy theorists started a campaign of theories ranging from claims that the baby was born via surrogate days ago to claims that the baby in Kate‘s arms was a doll. The loudest of these conspiracy theories are coming from Russia, obvs, and are honestly too silly to even consider taking seriously … OR ARE THEY?! More »
Last month Paris Hilton teased the release of her new single, a song titled High Off My Love (Featuring Birdman on guest rap), after she first revealed the song’s existence last summer when she filmed the music video for the song. High Off My Love and her previous single Come Alive are reportedly due to be featured on Hilton‘s next album … which hasn’t officially been announced. As you may know, Paris has been trying her hand at DJing in the past year or so but, thankfully, this new single is an actual pop song rather than a more EDM instrumental. I can’t say that High Off My Love is her best work but it’s also not the worst thing she’s ever done. Have a listen above and you make the determination, does Paris Hilton still have a future in music?
Jimmy Fallon teamed up with actor Jack Black for a scene-by-scene recreation of the 1990 music video of the song More Than Words by Extreme. Right down to the extraneous band members watching Jimmy and Jack perform the song, the video embedded above is practically identical to the original music video. And the singing ain’t half bad. Watch Jimmy and Jack‘s take on the More Than Words music video above then watch the original 1990 music video below for comparison. More »