Saturday, July 30, 2011

Interview: Shannon Lee

Shannon was recently in the hitpredictor jukebox with her song, "The Way", you can also find her on Facebook and Twitter:

1. How did you get started in the music industry?

I originally recorded afew songs that i wrote at a really basic small studio in Australia put them up on youtube and started talking to eddie galan at the time i had no idea what he'd done or who he was (disneys Hsm , hannah montanna song writer )
Any way time went on and we eventually set dates to work so i flew over to los angeles was completely blown away by everything amazing experience

2. Have you been singing since you were a kid?

only into a hairbrush haha
no i was always the sporty kid and was always way to nervous to sing before my song came out most my friends had no idea i could sing :)

3. What can we expect to see/hear from you in the next year?

will be hitting the studio again next month to officially start recording a debut EP really excited lyrically musically its all abit different from what you guys have previously heard . good charlotte , avril fans should love the new stuff

4. What do you like to do in your spare time?

music , piano , write , guitar i really do love it helps me relax that or watch movies or hang out with friends

5. What other musicians do you like?

I appreciate just about all music , Ill be listening to usher or chris brown one day then the cure or courtney love , amy Winehouse or even spice girls the next haha . love good charlotte , simple plan , panic at the disco as well and getting obsessed with kayne west tracks . Yep ill listen to everything

6. What was your first thought when you heard you were on hitpredictor?

yaya .!!!!! put a big smile on my face pretty cool
thanks for having me x

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Battleship (Official Trailer)

Now you should know by now that anything having to do with Rihanna, I will be posting here. This is no different. Introducing the trailer for "Battleship" - it will be released to theaters next May!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Taryn Manning - Turn It Up (Acoustic Version)

Jesse James and Kat Von D Split

I honestly thought that this couple was going to last forever. I guess I am wrong on occasion ;). According to Gossipcop, and Kat Von D's Twitter, she had this to say about it: “I am no longer w Jesse, and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I’d like to share. Thanks for respecting that.” The couple were engaged since January and had planned to marry this summer. Distance has been linked to the reason for the split (he lives in Austin, and she lives in Los Angeles).

UPDATE (08/18/2011): They are back together! :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kristin Cavallari Calls Off Engagement!

KRISTIN CAVALLARI CALLED OFF HER ENGAGEMENT TO CHICAGO BEARS' JAY CUTLER! The couple got engaged this past April, but Kristin was spotted recently without her ring and has said she called off the engagement.

UPDATE: It was Cutler who called off the engagement, and he had this to say about it “Thank you all for the support, but if you talk bad about Kristin I will delete and block you. It's unnecessary and heartless. Also, don’t say now I can play football, I could play football when I had her compared to when I don’t. Football is the least of my worries, so have some respect.”

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse: Dead at 27

It has been confirmed, at 4pm London time, police were called to Winehouse's home, where she was found dead. They are still looking into the cause of death, but many people are saying it was a drug overdose, and I agree. I personally think she had more problems than any of us knew about. I wasn't a big fan of her music, but Lady Gaga and Adele have both said that she had paved the way for their careers. RIP

Friday, July 22, 2011

2011 VMA Nominees (Full List)

Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Beastie Boys, “Make Some Noise”

Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Beyonce, “Run The World (Girls)”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

Cee Lo Green, “F*** You”
Eminem feat. Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Justin Bieber, “U Smile”

Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz, “6′7′”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
Lupe Fiasco, “The Show Goes On”

Foster The People, “Pumped Up Kicks”
Wiz Khalifa, “Black and Yellow”
Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown, “My Last”
Kreayshawn, “Gucci Gucci”

Adele, “Rolling in the Deep
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack, “Give Me Everything”
Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”

The Black Keys, “Howlin For You”
Foo Fighters, “Walk”
Foster The People, “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
Cage The Elephant, “Shake Me Down”

Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack, “Give Me Everything”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West, “E.T.”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, “Moment 4 Life”

Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West, “E.T.”
Lady Gaga, “Judas”
Kanye West, “Power”
Death Cab For Cutie, “You Are a Tourist”

Beyonce, “Run the World (Girls)”
Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”
Lady Gaga, “Judas”
Bruno Mars, “The Lazy Song”
LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, “Party Rock Anthem”

Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Beyonce, “Run The World (Girls)”
Eminem feat. Rihanna, “Love The Way You Lie”
Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream”
Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”

Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Beastie Boys, “Make Some Noise”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West, “E.T.”
Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”
Eminem feat. Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”

Katy Perry feat. Kanye West, “E.T.”
Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Manchester Orchestra, “Simple Math”

Manchester Orchestra, “Simple Math”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West, “E.T.”
Kanye West, “Power”
Linkin Park, “Waiting for the End
Chromeo, “Don’t Turn the Lights On”

The show will air LIVE on August 28th!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dominic Balli - American Dream (Album Release)

Another friend of mine, Dominic Balli's, album drops on July 26th; go get a copy! You will not regret it!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Finally Wed!

Well, they finally did it. The Happy Couple (that has been together since 2006) got married at an undisclosed location On Friday (July 15th) in front of 35 family and friends. The nuptials were a surprise even for the guests, who didn't know they were attending a wedding. Nick said the invites were plane tickets, and they wanted to keep things very vague. You can catch the wedding airing on TLC on July 30th! Next step for Nick and Vanessa? Start a family together of course. Congratulations to you two!

Friday, July 15, 2011

63rd Emmy Nominations (Full List)


Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Mad Men


Modern Family, 30 Rock, Glee, The Office, Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation


Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Mireille Enos (The Killing)


Steve Carell (The Office), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Louis CK (Louie), Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory)


Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Hugh Laurie (House), Timothy Olyphant (Justified)


Tina Fey (30 Rock), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Laura Linney (The Big C), Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)


Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age), John Slattery (Mad Men), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Walton Goggins (Justified)


Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Ed O’Neill (Modern Family), Eric Stonestreet, (Modern Family), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Chris Colfer (Glee)


Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Jane Lynch (Glee), Betty White (Hot in Cleveland), Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)


Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Michelle Forbes (The Killing), Margo Martindale (Justified), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)


So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, The Amazing Race, American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway


The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, Conan, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Official Trailer)

Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson:

It will be released to theaters in December

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Album Review: Brianna Taylor - Fireworks at the Fairground

You probably know her from Real World: Hollywood, but she was also on American Idol! This as actually her second album, and you can buy the first one (the one with Summertime - which reached #1 on ITunes) here, here, or get it from me!

1. Criminal - I like the song, but they could've picked a better song as the lead single.

2. I Know What Boys Like - An Okay cover

3. Every Second Counts - I love the song, and the song really shows her voice range nicely

4. The Last Time That I Said Goodbye - Not her best, but not bad

5. That's The Way It Is - Kinda has a country vibe, but I like it (one of my faves)

6. Today Is The Day - Another song that shows off her talent

7. Wonderland - It's okay

8. All I Wanna Be - very catchy and easy to sing along too. It is my fave song on the album! :)

9. Bittersweet - I like it. its catchy

10. Clap Your Hands - another catchy song with fun lyrics

Purchase this album here!

Interview: Annie Marleau

Annie and I have been friends for about 6 years now and I am very excited she let me rack her brain for this interview :P. You can find her on MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter!

1. How did you get started in the music industry? Have you been singing since you were a kid?

As a child I would sing around the house and often put on shows with the neighbourhood kids. I loved singing and performing and always saw myself performing in musicals. At the age of 12 my life took a new direction when I was accepted into the world renowned National Ballet School in Toronto and didn’t think about it again until after I gave birth to my son.

I always wanted to learn how to sing and decided to take a few lessons in 2004 and proceeded to work at it on my own after that. When I recorded my first album, I was really learning how to write and sing. Without any training or experience the songs just came to me and I recorded them as they came to mind. My husband Jeff was a singer and musician before we met and provided me with a lot of support especially during my first live shows where I barely knew what I was doing. When I look back at all that I accomplished in such a short period of time, I see myself as being either really crazy or very “gutsy”. All I knew at the time is that I loved singing and I just had to do it no matter how difficult it was.

2. Out of YOUR songs, what's your fave?

I have a few. Off my first album my favourite song was Alive although I have other favourites for different reasons. Off my second album I really like “Something’s Gotta Give”

3. What can we expect to see/hear from you in the next year?

At the moment I’m taking some time away but I’m hoping to begin recording again sometime next year. Although I pursued the Country genre this past album on the advice of my last producer, I have discovered that it is not the genre of my choice. I prefer to write a more abstract lyric with a more “laid back” vibe. You can expect to hear more of the same genre as my first album with perhaps a more “organic” feel in the instrumentation's.

4. What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to workout in my spare time as well as travel, going for walks in nature and getting together with friends and family. I also love trying new foods but that gets a bit expensive at times!

5. What other musicians do you like?

I have very broad taste in musicians/writers/artists. I love Alanis Morissette, Shania Twain’s voice, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Perri, Brandi Carlile, Cyndi Lauper, Vince Gill and Peter Gabriel.

Monday, July 04, 2011

‘Bridesmaids’ Becomes Top-Grossing R-Rated Female Comedy Ever

The Kristen Wiig hit passed up "Sex and the City" for the title of "Top Grossing R-Rated Female Comedy Ever"! SATC ended with $152.6 million, and Bridesmaids ended with $152.9 million. Congrats, ladies!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

The Divorce Blog

These unhappy couples finally divorced:

2011 Teen Choice Awards Nominees – FULL LIST

Here is the full list of this year's "Teen Choice Awards" Nominees:

Music – Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Jason Derülo
Cee Lo Green
Enrique Iglesias
Bruno Mars

Music – Female Artist
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Music – Group
Black Eyed Peas
Far East Movement
“Glee” Cast
Selena Gomez & The Scene
The Script

Music – R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Lupe Fiasco
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Music – Rock Group
30 Seconds to Mars
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park

Music – Rock Track
“Rope,” Foo Fighters
“Waiting for the End,” Linkin Park
“Sing,” My Chemical Romance
“Good Life,” OneRepublic
“Monster,” Paramore

Music – R&B/Hip-Hop Track
“Run the World (Girls),” Beyonce
“Just Can’t Get Enough,” The Black Eyed Peas
“Don’t Wanna Go Home,” Jason Derülo
“I Need a Doctor,” Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey
“All of the Lights,” Kanye West

Music – Single
“The Time (Dirty Bit),” The Black Eyed Peas
“Who Says,” Selena Gomez & The Scene
“Born This Way,” Lady Gaga
“Firework,” Katy Perry
“Give Me Everything,” Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo

Music – Male Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Music – Female Country Artist
Miranda Lambert
Jenette McCurdy
Kellie Pickler
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Music – Country Single
“If I Die Young,” The Band Perry
“Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” Luke Bryan
“Just a Kiss,” Lady Antebellum
“Honey Bee,” Blake Shelton
“Mean,” Taylor swift

Music – Country Group
Lady Antebellum
The Band Perry
Rascal Flatts
Steel Magnolia
Little Big Town

Music – Love Song
“Come Down with Love,” Allstar Weekend
“Love You Like a Love Song,” Selena Gomez & The Scene
“Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
“Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry
“Mine,” Taylor Swift

Music – Break-Up Song
“Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
“Forget You,” Cee Lo Green
“See No More,” Joe Jonas
“Grenade,” Bruno Mars
“Back to December,” Taylor Swift

TV – Drama
Gossip Girl
Make It or Break It
The Secret Life of the American Teenager

TV – Actor in a Drama
Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl
David Boreanaz, Bones
Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl
Daren Kagasoff, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Hugh Laurie, House

TV – Actress in a Drama
Emily Deschanel, Bones
Blake Lively, Gossip Girl
Josie Loren, Make It or Break It
Olivia Wilde, House
Shailene Woodley, The Secret Life of the American Teenager

TV – Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Teen Wolf
The Vampire Diaries

TV – Actor in Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Joshua Jackson, Fringe
Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Tom Welling, Smallville
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

TV – Actress in Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Erica Durance, Smallville
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Crystal Reed, Teen Wolf
Anna Torv, Fringe

TV – Action
Burn Notice
Hawaii Five-O
NCIS: Los Angeles

TV – Actor in Action Show
Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice
Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-O
Zachary Levi, Chuck
LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles
Shane West, Nikita

TV – Actress in Action Show
Lyndsy Fonseca, Nikita
Linda Hunt, NCIS: Los Angeles
Grace Park, Hawaii Five-O
Maggie Q, Nikita
Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck

TV – Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Wizards of Waverly Place

TV – Actor in a Comedy
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
John Krasinski, The Office
Cory Monteith, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

TV on Actress in a Comedy
Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place
Demi Lovato, Sonny with a Chance

TV – Animated Show
American Dad
Bob’s Burgers
The Cleveland Show
Family Guy
The Simpsons

TV – Personality
Christina Aguilera, The Voice
Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model
Adam Levine, The Voice
Jennifer Lopez, American Idol
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

TV – Reality Competition Show
American Idol
America’s Best Dance Crew
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice

TV – Reality Show
Jersey Shore
Khloe & Lamar
Kourtney & Kim Take New York
The Real World: Las Vegas
Secret Millionaire

TV – Male Reality/Variety Star
Paul “Pauly D” Del Vecchio, Jersey Shore
Rob Dyrdek, Fantasy Factory
Lamar Odom, Khloe & Lamar
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jersey Shore
Brad Womack, The Bachelor

TV – Female Reality/Variety Star
Laurieann Gibson, The Dance Scene
Chelsea Handler, After Lately
The Kardashians, Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Audrina Patridge, Audrina
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jersey Shore

TV – Villain
Justin Bieber, CSI
Jane Lynch, Glee
Seth MacFarlane (as Stewie Griffin), Family Guy
Joseph Morgan, The Vampire Diaries
Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl

TV – Female Scene Stealer
Dianna Agron, Glee
Katerina Graham, The Vampire Diaries
Jennette McCurdy, iCarly
Amber Riley, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

TV- Male Scene Stealer
Chris Colfer, Glee
Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family
Mark Salling, Glee
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries

The show airs Sunday, August 7 on Fox. It will be hosted by Kaley Cuoco.

Teens can vote here.

Denise Richards Adopts Baby Girl

Denise Richards is a new mom (again). She adopted a daughter named Eloise Joni. This is the third child for Denise who also has two kids with her ex, Charlie Sheen.

And "The Voice" Winner For Season 1 Is...

This is old news now, but I haven't been here, so I apologize. Javier Colon was the winner of "The Voice" - Congrats to him!

Cee Lo Leaves Rihanna Tour

Cee Lo Green has officially left the Rihanna tour due to spreading himself too thin with his other commitments.