Reese Witherspoon’s new movie, This Means War, will be out on Feb 14th (Valentines Day) and today MTV released a snippet of the upcoming flick. Reese has done a lot of rom-coms but this is a bit of an action film crossed with a romantic-comedy. Read below for more details about the film and watch the clip. Are you going to check out the film when it comes out? More »
I learned today that a new Fox drama pilot is in the works and the producers have cast Kevin Bacon in one of the lead roles. This is the first time Kevin has scored a major series role. The word is that he has committed to doing 15 episodes a season not the standard 22 episodes because he wants to continue doing feature films. Read on to find out more about the upcoming Fox series. More »
The amazingly visionary musician Björk appeared on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central last night to promote her new album Biophilia and to perform her single Cosmogony. As you might expect, Björk also afforded host Stephen Colbert with the opportunity to poke a little fun at the somewhat eccentric performer when she sat down to chat with him. Björk rarely does television appearances like this in the US so it was a nice treat to see her on the show last night. Click below to watch video of her interview with Colbert and her live performance of Cosmogony. More »
Having played saxophone in junior high and high school, as well as being a member of marching band, jazz band and concert band, I think I know a little something about the importance of music education in schools. That’s why I teamed up with DoSomething.org and The VH1 Save the Music Foundation so we can motivate young people to advocate to keep these programs alive. But this isn’t just some generic fudnraiser — it’s a Battle For The Bands! Last year, #BattleForTheBands got 20,000 teens involved in pushing for music education. This year, with a little celebrity help from folks like Kelly Clarkson, we’re going even bigger with a national video contest — and I’m judging it!
Why is this so important? Because music education doesn’t just foster creativity among young people, it’s a fact that teens involved in these programs have better test scores and lower drug-use and drop-out rates. And I honestly think that that is something that we can and should all get behind and support.
If you want to get involved then head over to DoSomething.Org/Battle to find out how you can submit a music video (including fun parody videos) and (hopefully) grab the most votes from judges like me ;) The Top 10 winners will score awesome prizes for their schools like much needed money (for instruments, uniforms, sheet music, etc.), scholarships and even tickets to a concert of their choice. You can also help the Do Something cause by spreading the word by clicking HERE to tweet this post!
C’mon, y’all … let’s ALL Do Something to help save music education in schools :)