Remember back in August of 2012 when we first learned that Drake was planning to release a new album of previously unheard and unfinished Aaliyah music and then we learned that her family wasn’t happy about the idea, then there were a LOT of crazy rumors and reports going around that ultimately meant the project would never be released. Back in January, an unreleased song called Quit Hatin’ leaked online then … nothing. Well, today we get to hear bits of another unreleased Aaliyah song by way of Drake who posted a video on his official Instagram profile which teases the song. Click below and have a listen. More »
And so … the end of an era has come and gone. Last night at 10 PM ET, the music site turntable.fm shut down completely for good. Some of you might remember that I spent quite a LOT of time playing around on Turntable a couple of years ago when the site had newly launched. Occasional usage turned into bona fide obsession as I would spend hours on the site for weeks on end playing music as a virtual DJ (I even lived a short time as Deadmau5) with friends and strangers who would eventually become friends themselves. For various reasons, I didn’t spend much time on the site in the past year or so but I would pop in from time to time to say hello to my online friends who hung out there daily. I learned a few days ago that Turntable was shutting down for good and, well, I had to go back to play a couple of songs and say my goodbyes before the site went away forever. More »
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Last night I met up with my friend Darion for an evening showing of the new Disney animated film Frozen even tho I really had no real interest in seeing the film. I know, insane, right? I’m the biggest Disney fan and everything that I’ve seen about the movie made it look so bad to me that I figured this would be a movie I’d skip. When the first trailer came out in June, I was so disappointed … particularly since the trailer had NOTHING at all to do with the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale The Ice Princess which the movie is based on. But, I’ve been hearing the best things about the movie from people who actually saw it so Darion and I figured … why not? I am SO happy to say that the movie is GREAT. I loved it a lot. The promo advertising has done this movie such a disservice. I cannot believe I almost decided NOT to see this movie based on the way it’s been advertised. More »
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As people continue to mourn the death of actor Paul Walker more and more of his co-stars and friends have released statements and tributes to their late friend. Yesterday we heard that Tyrese had to say about Paul‘s tragic death and today we get to hear from his fellow The Fast and the Furious co-stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez. Vin made his way last night to the memorial site that sprung up where Paul‘s deadly accident took place this past Saturday and he had very nice sentiments to share with the fans who had gathered there to mourn. He also posted a short message on his official Facebook profile in tribute to his late friend. Michelle posted a tribute of her own on her official Twitter profile. Click below to watch video of Vin Diesel speaking at Paul‘s memorial site and read the statements he and Michelle have shared with the world. More »
Back in July we first learned that the comic book superhero The Flash would be getting his own TV series on The CW next year but first would be introduced in the current season of the already successful superhero series Arrow. In September we learned that actor Grant Gustin won the role of Barry Allen / The Flash. This week, the character will make his debut on Arrow as a precursor to the launch of his own series next year (as kind of a backdoor pilot episode) and right now, we get to see his first appearance on the show. Click the video embed above to see Gustin‘s Barry Allen make his television debut on this week’s episode of Arrow. Keep in mind, in this first ep he is not yet The Flash … he’s just mild-mannered Barry Allen, new kid on the block. His superpowers are coming tho … this is merely the prelude.
When last we heard about John Mayer collaborating with another artist, we saw video of him performing on Saturday Night Live with Frank Ocean back in September of last year. Today we learn a bit more about John‘s most recent collaboration … with his ladylove Katy Perry. At this point, we don’t know for sure or not that the couple are engaged to be married … but we do know that they are happy to work together and make beautiful music together. The couple were photographed by Mario Sorrenti for the single cover art and you can click thru this gallery to see photos from the shoot. This set of photos is the couple’s “coming out” as an official item. In case you’ve yet to hear the couple’s duet, you can click below and hear John and Katy sing Who You Love together. More »
At the end of October we got to check out the lyric video for Kelly Clarkson‘s new Xmas single Underneath the Tree, the first from her new holiday album Wrapped in Red. Today we get to check out the just-released official music video for the song. As you can see in the video embed above, this music video for Underneath the Tree was filmed as a sort of live performance of the song with fun behind the scenes footage interspersed thruout. Kelly looks radiant with her tiny but burgeoning baby bump. Check out the video and see if it gets you into the holiday spirit :)
A big movie trailer for next spring’s superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released this week online and in movie theaters but a few days ago, an eagle-eyed fan came upon a promo banner for the film that seems to clue us in as to which villains Spider-Man will be battling in the sequel film. We already know that Spidey will take on Electro (played by Jamie Foxx) and Rhino (played by Paul Giamatti) but the banner seems to show that the web-slinging superhero will also face off against Green Goblin (played by Dane DeHaan, who also appears in the film as Peter Parker‘s best friend turned enemy Harry Osborn). In actuality, the revelation that Green Goblin may appear in Spider-Man 2 isn’t really a spoiler since we already know that he is one of Spider-Man‘s arch nemeses … but until now, we didn’t know for sure if the villain would appear in this second film or a future film in the franchise. Click below to see the photographic evidence of the existence of these Spider-Man villains and get excited, y’all. The big promo push for the film is just about to get underway. More »
A couple of weeks ago we got to see extremely cute video of Britney Spears celebrating her birthday (early) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Today, our dear Britney will appear on Ellen to promote the release of her new album Britney Jean (in stores NOW). As you can see in the video clip embedded above, Britney talks to Ellen about the personal nature of her album and explains why she decided to title the album Britney Jean. Click below to watch a second clip from today’s interview wherein Britney talks about her romantic relationship with David Lucado. More »