The guys in One Direction are already hard at work on their next album and this time around, they are working with some new folks … like Joel and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte as well as members of the Irish band Kodaline. News of these collabs comes from various posts on social media that reveal the guys working together in the studio. Liam Payne posed for a photo with the Madden brothers on Joel Madden‘s official Instagram profile and the official Kodaline Twitter account shared information about working with Harry Styles. It really sounds like 1D is going for an interesting new sound on their upcoming 4th album. More »
We are one week away from the worldwide release of Kylie Minogue‘s new album Kiss Me Once but today — right here, right now on Pink is the new Blog — you can stream IN FULL Kylie‘s new album. All 11 songs of Kiss Me Once are available below, courtesy of Ms. Minogue, and as you can hear for yourselves, it’s an ambitious pop effort. As you may know, this album is Kylie‘s first since joining Jay Z‘s Roc Nation management team and it features songs written/produced by folks like Pharrell, Stargate and Sia — who also executively produced Kiss Me Once with Kylie herself. Click below and have a listen. I know I’ll be listening to this album stream for the next week as I count down the days to album release day. Please enjoy. More »
I’ve got an update on Justin Bieber’s continuing legal woes but this time, it has nothing to do with Bieber’s most recent arrests in Miami Beach, FL (on charges of drag racing, DUI and resisting arrest) and Toronto, Ontario (on charges of assault). Last Summer, Bieber was sued by a photographer who claims that Justin ordered his bodyguard to attack him with a gun and subsequently steal money from him. On March 6, The Biebs was deposed by the photogs attorney and video footage of the 4+ hour interview has been released. TMZ very graciously curated the video and shares clips of JB being “arrogant”, “lovesick”, “contentious” and “disrespectful” to the lawyer questioning him … and all of it was recorded on tape. This is a side of Justin Bieber that we, the public, has rarely seen. He’s not the polished, sweet popstar that millions of fans adore … he comes across as an entitled little jerk in each of the clips. Granted, he’s being sued for a lot of money (hence his anger) but you get the sense that this is the way Justin Bieber is when he thinks the public isn’t watching. The clip above features Justin Bieber being “arrogant”. Click below to watch 3 other clips from his deposition last week to get a fuller sense of what The Biebs is really like behind closed doors. More »
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In January, HBO released a pretty amazing first trailer for the forthcoming 4th season of Game of Thrones. In February, they released an equally amazing second trailer for the new season of the show. Today we learn that, for March, HBO has released a third trailer for Game of Thrones and as you can see above, it features entirely new footage from the show. The titled of this 3rd trailer is Secrets but really, the focus is more about personal and familial drama. Many of of our fave GoT characters are represented in this new trailer … including Dany‘s growing dragons. Check out the the trailer about and get more excited, the 4th season of Game of Thrones premieres in LESS than a month on April 6!
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So I had a very long day today … how about you? While many folks spent their Sundays lazing about in the gorgeous weather here in LA today, me and about 25,9999 other folks decided today would be a great day to run 26.2 miles from Dodger Stadium near downtown LA all the way to the pacific ocean in Santa Monica … “for fun”. Hahaha. I know I’m making it sound like it was pain but really, it was a great experience … mostly. Today’s LA Marathon was my 9th overall in a little over a year from my first marathon at the end of 2012 and it was one of the toughest races I’ve endured yet. The temps got really hot by mid-morning and I’m afraid I didn’t really prepare properly in the days leading up to today’s run but with a little help from my friends, a lot of LURVE from many of YOU guys and the stubborn will to keep putting one foot in front of the other, I managed to successfully complete the 2014 LA Marathon. More »
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Okay, I had to log in real quick and share this with everyone. Last night PITNBr Kiki hit me up on Twitter to see if I was watching Saturday Night Live because there was, apparently, an epic Scandal spoof going down. I didn’t catch it last night, but I’m watching the videos now and just cracking up all over the place. Lena Dunham hosted and she plays the newest Gladiator, Kelsey. It’s friggen hilarious. I know you all will love, especially considering how cray-cray the last episode was, and the fact that we have a new Gladiator ourselves.
Oh, and the moment when President Fitz shows up? #DEAD
Back in January, FX released a painfully unsatisfying teaser video for the forthcoming TV series adaption of the Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan book trilogy The Strain. Today, we get our first look at the principal characters in the series as the promo push for the show’s debut begins to amp up. The Strain is a vampire story but one that I found extremely entertaining and wholly terrifying … at least, that’s what I felt while reading the books. I’m hopeful that the TV series will prove just as good. Up until now, the characters in The Strain were merely images in my mind … now that we see these promo photos from the TV series, we can put faces to the names. Check out the promo photos below. More »
Fall Out Boy is releasing a music video for each of the 11 songs featured on their album Save Rock And Roll. When taken in sum, the 11 videos will make up the larger narrative of something the band is calling The Youngblood Chronicles. FOB have just released the 9th video of the series for their song Rat A Tat. As you can see in the embed above, Courtney Love stars in the video as a totalitarian dictator bent on the destruction of the forces of Fall Out Boy … or something like that. Honestly, I like seeing this side of C. Love. The woman has really settled down in the past year or so … dare I say she’s now relatively normal? With a new web series online now, a memoir reportedly on the way and now guest appearances like this, Courtney Love seems to have finally gotten her house in order. I’m not crazy about this FOB song but I really dig the video. Do you?
Back in January I blogged about the 20th anniversary release of Tori Amos‘s second album Under The Pink, commenting on how important that album is to me. Today, I’m blogging about the 20th anniversary release of Nine Inch Nails‘s second album The Downward Spiral — the single most important album in my life. I know it sounds hyperbolic to say that an album can change a person’s life but in this case, it’s true. I’ve been a lifelong music fan, happily relishing in the songs that touch my soul or simply make me happy. I could list any number of albums that have had a great impact on my life in various ways but no album has truly affected the person that I am as much as The Downward Spiral has. 20 years ago today, I walked into my local record store and I paid about $9.99 for the album that would change my life forever, in ways I couldn’t even imagine. More »