Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Friends With Kids (Promotional Poster)

Selena Gomez - Cosmopolitan Magazine (March 2012 Cover)

Game Change (Official Trailer)

I already posted a teaser in a previous post, but here is the trailer. The movie will be coming to HBO in March!

AskMen's List of the "Top 99 Most Desirable Women"

 I'm not sure what to say

1. Sofia Vergara
2. Kate Upton
3. Rooney Mara
4. Miranda Kerr
5. Nicki Minaj
6. Emma Stone
7. Scarlett Johansson
8. Kim Kardashian
9. Rihanna
10. Candice Swanepoel
11. Kate Middleton
12. Zooey Deschanel
13. Mila Kunis
14. Selena Gomez
15. Daisy Lowe
16. Katy Perry
17. Emma Watson
18. Lady Gaga
19. Lea Michele
20. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
21. Natalie Portman
22. Kate Beckinsale
23. Olivia Wilde
24. Jessica Alba
25. Emmanuelle Chriqui
26. Mina Kelly
27. Kristen Stewart
28. Dianna Agron
29. Hayley Atwell
30. Kat Dennings
31. Lara Stone
32. Blake Lively
33. Brooklyn Decker
34. Jessica Gomes
35. Amber Heard
36. Kristen Wiig
37. Anne Hathaway
38. Sara Jane Underwood
39. Beyonce
40. Brittney Palmer
41. Amanda Seyfried
42. Alyson Hannigan
43. Liu Wen
44. Krysten Ritter
45. Stacy Keibler
46. Nicole Scherzinger
47. Jennifer Lawrence
48. Candace Bailey
49. Penelope Cruz
50. Carey Mulligan
51. Bar Refaeli
52. Jordana Brewster
53. Gisele Bundchen
54. Eva Mendes
55. Christina Ricci
56. Marisa Miller
57. Georgia Jagger
58. Freida Pinto
59. Anais Mali
60. Taylor Swift
61. Tamara Ecclestone
62. The Daily Girls
63. Michelle Williams
64. Leryn Franco
65. Olivia Munn
66. Aubrey Plaza
67. Irina Shayk
68. Arianny Celeste
69. Cheryl Cole
70. Priyanka Chopra
71. Adriana Lima
72. Chanel Iman
73. Lily Aldridge
74. Kreayshawn
75. Olga Fonda
76. Kate Moss
77. Zoe Kravitz
78. Rose Byrne
79. Caroline Wozniacki
80. Demi Moore
81. Elsa Pataky
82. Sunny Leone
83. Zoe Saldana
84. Camilla Belle
85. Maria Menounos
86. Jessica Chastain
87. Madalina Ghenea
88. Emilia Clarke
89. Lake Bell
90. Berenice Marlohe
91. Alessandra Ambrosio
92. Adele
93. Jennifer Lopez
94. Elizabeth Olsen
95. Lana Del Rey
96. Megan Fox
97. Tina Fey
98. Pippa Middleton
99. Paz De La Huerta

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Biebs Returns to SNL

Justin Bieber has been on the show before as a musical guest; this time he will not only be performing, but hosting as well! The exact date is not known yet, but I am sure every teenage girl in America will be up watching it. Some of the other hosts coming up this season were confirmed by 16 time host, Alec Baldwin. This week's host will be Channing Tatum, and next week brings us Zooey Deschanel !

The X Factor Is Down To Two

Earlier today Steve Jones (X Factor host), and Nicole Scherzinger (X Factor judge) both announced that they would not be returning for season 2. Nicole's reasons were to work on her singing career (we might see that long-awaited solo album yet), and Steve's specific reasons were unclear, but I am guessing it was done with some pushing. I personally don't think the show is missing out from losing either one! I wish them both the best of luck with future endeavors though! Any ideas on who the replacements will be? UPDATE: it has been confirmed now that Paula Abdul will also be leaving the show - 3 people all on the same day, should they just cancel?

Kardashian Kollection Ad

As they say, a picture speaks a thousand words...

Interview: Jeff Timmons

  Jeff, if you are reading this, let me just say that my 90s teenager self just swooned

When I had the opportunity to interview Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees, I definitely jumped at the chance. I really appreciate all his support (he is on my Facebook friends list, and he is also following me on Twitter!)

1. How did you get started in the music industry? Have you been singing/playing music since you were a kid? I started singing at a party with some friends at Kent State University when I was in college. We were trying to impress some girls. I sang all of my life in musicals and choir and stuff, but never took it too seriously.

2. Out of YOUR songs (including 98 Degrees), what's your fave?
Heaven's Missing an Angel is my favorite 98 Degrees tune. Perfectly Imperfect is my favorite solo song.

3. What can we expect to see/hear from you in the next year?
A lot. I'm creating a new show on the strip here in Las Vegas. There are also talks of a reality show, and I've got a ton of new music to get out there.

4. What do you like to do in your spare time? How's family life?
I either do music or hang out with my wife and kids. That completely satisfies me. Love family.

5. What other musicians do you like?
I'm a big Michael Jackson fan. I love Prince, Boyz II Men, and totally dig classic pop/rock bands like Journey, Eagles, Boston, and Foreigner.

6. What was it like working with Chippendales?
I had a blast. Time of my life. The guys are rockstars, and the gig rejuvenated my career.

7. If you could perform with anyone, who would it be?
Of course if Michael Jackson were alive, I'd pick him. I'd love to work with Brian McKnight or Christina, but they are part of a long list!

8. Have you kept in contact with any of your former fellow group members?
Yes, I talk to the guys from time to time.

9. As a member of the LGBT community, I must ask: Are there any other Pride festivals/non-profits you do besides Las Vegas?
I've performed at a few Pride Festivals. They are among the best audiences I've had the pleasure of performing for. I support the community, and would love to do more shows.

10. How do you stay fit?
I really got into shape for the Chipps gig. I lost 22 lbs. I do a combination of HIIT Training, P90x, and very heavy free-weight lifting. I'm glad I took the gig, it forced me to get healthy!

If you would like to contact Jeff, you can find him on his official website, his Facebook Fan Page, or his Twitter.

Ferris Bueller Gets Another Day Off

It's been 26 years since one of the greatest movies of my time has been released, and I thought it was about time that everyone's favorite slacker made his return....good thing the wonderful people at Honda agreed with me! They brought back Matthew Broderick's iconic character for their newest commercial (to be aired during the Super Bowl next week). He plays himself, but it's inspired by FB, and there are over a dozen references to the movie in the 2 minute commercial. (Above is the extended version). Bueller...? Bueller....?

Former Disney Star Charged With DUI

You might remember Ryan Merriman from such Disney Movies as "Smart House", and "The Luck Of The Irish", but he was also in "Final Destination 3". Most recently he was seen in "Pretty Little Liars" on ABC Family. Anyway, he got arrested for a DUI back in November, and now he has been officially charged. He isn't the first former Disney star to slip up, and I am sure he won't be the last. I will keep you updated!

MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Exes

I realize that I am about a week late with this post, and I apologize, but here are my current thoughts on the season: I am rooting for Cara Maria and Abram, and I am going to stay true to that decision because I am a very loyal person. If they were not on the show, I would probably be rooting for Mark and Robin (I still LOVE Johnny, but I am not a Camila fan at ALL). I also like Rachel, and I do want the only all girls team to do really well too. In a dream sequence, those three teams would be the top 3 at the end of the season. The Challenge is one of the only shows I watch on TV anymore, and judging from the first episode, it's not going to disappoint me this season (it never does, but you never know). The only thing missing this season (besides Jenn, who "retired") is Kenny, but I think he wasn't able to go because of the allegations from Tonya (check previous blog).

The Client List (Behind The Scenes)

Coming to Lifetime in March!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

SAG Awards Winners (Full List)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Betty White, “Hot In Cleveland”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“Modern Family”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Paul Giamatti, Too Big To Fail
Life Achievement Award
Mary Tyler Moore
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Viola Davis, The Help
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Help

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
“Game Of Thrones”
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Friday, January 27, 2012

2012 ACM Awards Nominees (Full List)

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Male Vocalist
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Chris Young
Female Vocalist
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Vocal Duo
Love and Theft
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Thompson Square
Vocal Group
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band
Album of the Year
Chief - Eric Church
Four the Record - Miranda Lambert
Hemingway’s Whiskey - Kenny Chesney
My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean
Own the Night - Lady Antebellum
Single Record of the Year
Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band
Don’t You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith
Tomorrow - Chris Young
You and Tequila - Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
Song of the Year
Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band
Home - Dierks Bentley
Just a Kiss - Lady Antebellum
Threaten Me With Heaven - Vince Gill
You and Tequila - Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
Video of the Year
Homeboy - Eric Church
Just a Kiss - Lady Antebellum
Mean - Taylor Swift
Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith
Tattoos on This Town - Jason Aldean
Vocal Event
Country Boy - Aaron Lewis Featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels
Don’t You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
Old Alabama - Brad Paisley Featuring Alabama
Remind Me - Brad Paisley Duet With Carrie Underwood
You and Tequila - Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter

Idina Menzel - Live: Barefoot at the Symphony Album (Official Track Listing)

Life Of The Party
Love For Sale / Roxanne
Funny Girl / Don't Rain On My Parade
Asleep On The Wind
No Day But Today
Poker Face
Where Or When
Heaven Help My Heart
For Good
Defying Gravity

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Couple Alert

While talking to People Magazine about his recovery from his accident earlier this month, Jason Derulo also confirmed that he is in a relationship with Jordin Sparks. There is no word yet on how long they have been together exactly, but it has been since last year. He also said that she has taken care of him. I personally think they are really cute together, and I am happy for both of them. I am also happy that he was able to recover after his near death experience.

Thank you to People for the pic :)

IMDB's Top 10

To celebate the 10th anniversary of IMDBPro, IMDB decided to release some top 10 lists:

Top 10 Stars of the Last 10 Years*
1. Johnny Depp
2. Brad Pitt
3. Angelina Jolie
4. Tom Cruise
5. Natalie Portman
6. Christian Bale
7. Scarlett Johansson
8. Jennifer Aniston
9. Keira Knightley
10. Emma Watson
*Highest average IMDbPro STARmeter ranking over the last 10 years.

Top 10 Films of the Last 10 Years*
1. The Dark Knight
2. Donnie Darko
3. Pulp Fiction
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
8. Twilight
9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
10. The Godfather
*Highest average IMDbPro MOVIEmeter ranking over the last 10 years.

Top 10 TV Series of the Last 10 Years*
1. “Lost”
2. “House M.D.”
3. “Grey’s Anatomy”
4. “Heroes”
5. “How I Met Your Mother”
6. “24″
7. “Glee”
8. “True Blood”
9. “Dexter”
10. “Gossip Girl”
*Highest average ranking over the last 10 years.

Top 10 Most Anticipated In-Production Movies*
1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. Men in Black III
3. The Dictator
4. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
5. The Expendables 2
6. Battleship
7. The Avengers
8. Rock of Ages
9. The Hunger Games
10. Prometheus
*Highest average IMDbPRo MOVIEmeter rank of all films currently in production.

***Thanks to Gossip Cop for the lists***

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Demi Lovato Is NOT Back In Rehab

As usual, one false story made waves earlier, and other sites just picked it up without checking facts or sources. She has had a rough few years, and she is not in another rehabilitation facility, nor is she heading to one in the future. I am so glad that she is doing better, and has turned her life around :). (I got confirmation before posting this story - I don't post things just for the hell of it).

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2012 Oscar Nominees (Full List)

The big show airs on February 26th!

Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”

George Clooney in “The Descendants”

Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”

Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”


Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”

Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”

Nick Nolte in “Warrior”

Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”

Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”


Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”

Viola Davis in “The Help”

Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”

Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”


Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist”

Jessica Chastain in “The Help”

Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”

Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”

Octavia Spencer in “The Help”


“A Cat in Paris” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli

“Chico & Rita” Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal

“Kung Fu Panda 2″ Jennifer Yuh Nelson

“Puss in Boots” Chris Miller

“Rango” Gore Verbinski


“The Artist” Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan

“Hugo” Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

“Midnight in Paris” Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil

“War Horse” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales


“The Artist” Guillaume Schiffman

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Jeff Cronenweth

“Hugo” Robert Richardson

“The Tree of Life” Emmanuel Lubezki

“War Horse” Janusz Kaminski


“Anonymous” Lisy Christl

“The Artist” Mark Bridges

“Hugo” Sandy Powell

“Jane Eyre” Michael O’Connor

“W.E.” Arianne Phillips


“The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius

“The Descendants” Alexander Payne

“Hugo” Martin Scorsese

“Midnight in Paris” Woody Allen

“The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick


“Hell and Back Again” Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner

“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman

“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

“Pina” Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel

“Undefeated” TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas


“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement” Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin

“God Is the Bigger Elvis” Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson

“Incident in New Baghdad” James Spione

“Saving Face” Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen


“The Artist” Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius

“The Descendants” Kevin Tent

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

“Hugo” Thelma Schoonmaker

“Moneyball” Christopher Tellefsen


“Bullhead” Belgium

“Footnote” Israel

“In Darkness” Poland

“Monsieur Lazhar” Canada

“A Separation” Iran


“Albert Nobbs” Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng

“The Iron Lady” Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland


“The Adventures of Tintin” John Williams

“The Artist” Ludovic Bource

“Hugo” Howard Shore

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Alberto Iglesias

“War Horse” John Williams


“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

“Real in Rio” from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett


“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer

“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer

“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers

“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers

“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers

“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers

“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined

“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers


“Dimanche/Sunday” Patrick Doyon

“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

“La Luna” Enrico Casarosa

“A Morning Stroll” Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe

“Wild Life” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby


“Pentecost” Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane

“Raju” Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren

“The Shore” Terry George and Oorlagh George

“Time Freak” Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey

“Tuba Atlantic” Hallvar Witzø


“Drive” Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Ren Klyce

“Hugo” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

“War Horse” Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom


“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson

“Hugo” Tom Fleischman and John Midgley

“Moneyball” Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin

“War Horse” Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson


“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson

“Hugo” Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning

“Real Steel” Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier


“The Descendants” Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

“Hugo” Screenplay by John Logan

“The Ides of March” Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon

“Moneyball” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin  Story by Stan Chervin

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan


“The Artist” Written by Michel Hazanavicius

“Bridesmaids” Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

“Margin Call” Written by J.C. Chandor

“Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen

“A Separation” Written by Asghar Farhadi

Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection

In case you haven't heard yet, Katy Perry is releasing her smash album, "Teenage Dream" on March 13th! It will include tracks that didn't make the first cut of the album (including some "featured artist" songs), a duet with Rihanna, and a few other surprises. It might even spawn a record breaking 6th number one single! This also gives me another chance to buy it. Katy Perry started off as a Christian singer, but she really hit it big when her "controversial" single "I Kissed A Girl" hit the radio, and she has been unstoppable ever since!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Super Bowl XLVI Match-Up

The moment we have waiting for all season long is finally here - we know who is going to the Super Bowl! The Ravens were stomped by the Patriots earlier today, and the Giants beat the 49ers in an exciting overtime. The two teams will now play in Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium - home of The Colts) on February 5th. If you haven't noticed yet, this will be a rematch of the Super Bowl in 2008 - should be a good game. I am hoping that the Patriots can take home the win this year. This game will also feature Kelly Clarkson singing the National Anthem, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert singing "America The Beautiful", and a half time show by Madonna. Add all that, and the world famous commercials, and you have plenty of entertainment for even the non football fan!

Chicago Bear and MTV Star Are Expecting!

Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler, and former The Hills/Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari are expecting their first child! You may remember that they got engaged last April and then had a short break up over the summer. They had this to say about the big news: "We are thrilled to announce we are expecting our first child together. It's an amazing time in our life and we can't wait to meet the new addition to our growing family." There is no word yet on how far along she is in the pregnancy, but it looks like they will have a new Bears fan in time for the 2012 football season! I am so happy about this news. I am not a Bears fan, but I love Kristin (have since LB Days), and I think they are a great couple!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Most Shocking Break-up Of The Past 5 Years

In a surprising turn of events, multiple sites are reporting that supermodel, Heidi Klum, and singer Seal are divorcing. Heidi is going to file the papers next week. The couple has been married since May 2005, and have 4 children. I really thought they were going to make it - they seemed so happy, and they even renewed their vows every year. I have to say that this is probably the most shocking divorce news since Reese and Ryan, or Jessica & Nick. They have been having trouble for at least a few months because when TMZ interviewed them back in October and asked what the key was to a successful marriage, they never gave them an answer. The last public appearance of them together was the day after Christmas, and Klum went to the GGs alone. I am very sad about this news, but I hope they can find happiness later on.

UPDATE: They issued this statement to Gossip Cop: “While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate. We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

Friday, January 20, 2012

Hot In Cleveland (Part 2)

Jennifer Love Hewitt makes a return trip to the hit TV Land show this coming Wednesday (January 25th). She made her first appearance last year as Wendie Malick's character's daughter, Emmy. She returns this time with a fiance (played by Joe Jonas). Set your Tivos for 10pm (check your local listings)!

Some Of My Favorite Singers

Nick Lachey - he still stands as the only male on my favorites list, but he definitely deserves his spot:

Jessica Simpson - coincidentally, his ex-wife also made the list. I don't like her as much as I used to (singing wise), but she used to be quite awesome (and still has a special place in my heart):

Rihanna - total hottie and can sing? Sign me up! I also just love her accent :):

Kelly Clarkson - the original "American Idol", and I also just love that she is herself:

Jennifer Love Hewitt - Yep, she made this list too :) (she has been my idol since i was 11):

Christina Aguilera - probably the most talented voice of my generation, and I have been a fan since MMC days:

Shanice - she has been my favorite singer since I was a kid, and I even got to meet her at 15:

Just like the blog before it (the bands), these aren't in order either.

Etta James Passes Away

I am very sad to report that music legend (and role model/inspiration to many of today's biggest stars), Etta James, has passed away. She died from complications from leukemia, which she has had since 2010. Her biggest hit "At Last" has been played at many many weddings, and her songs have been covered by artists such as Christina Aguilera and Beyonce (Bey also played her in the movie, Cadillac Records). She is survived by her husband of over 40 years, and their two sons. Her manager had this to say: “This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world. She was a true original who could sing it all – her music defied category.” - Lupe De Leon. James was 73 years old.

Resident Evil: Retribution (Official Trailer)

The movie doesn't come to theaters until September 14th, but some people have waited a long time for this:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pop Salad

There is a hot new game right now, and I should warn you right now that it is very addicting! The name of the game is Pop Salad, and you buy and sell celebrities (kinda like stock). You can find the game here. If you do end up playing, look me up under "LillyTHF"

Some Of My Favorite Bands

Lacuna Coil - I have been a fan since I first heard songs from the Comalies album, and I will be going to see them in concert next month!

The Corrs - I have been a fan since I first heard "Breathless" :)

TLC - I have absolutely loved them since their first album, and they are the best female group - ever! My favorite member is T-Boz.

Boomkat - I think everyone already knows that I am a Taryn Manning fan, so this one is a no brainer!

New Kids On The Block - they are the ones that started it all (my love and appreciation for music), and I still love them to this day!

Collective Soul - quite possibly my fave rock band of the 90s

None of these are in order, and I will do another blog at a later date that features my favorite singers

MegaUpload Shutdown

I can't call myself a DJ, and not write about this story that is making headlines. Despite SOPA not even being passed yet (and hopefully, it doesn't get passed at all), the federal government is already shutting down sites that offer free downloads of media files. Their first victim was MegaUpload. For those not familiar, MegaUpload was a site where users could share large files like songs, videos, and games. It also happens to be run by Alicia Keys husband/producer, Swiss Beatz. Some of the executives have been arrested, but he has managed to keep himself out of trouble (so far). I am not going to sit here and promote downloading free music, but i think we all know that people do it.

For more info on SOPA (and how to stop it), go here or here

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The 2Gether Reunion

After having chatter about it since November, it is finally official!

The parody boy band that MTV created in 2000 (that started in a movie, but ended up with 2 albums and a tv show) is making a comeback...as a foursome obviously. The 4 remaining members (Michael Cuccione passed away in 2001 after a long battle with cancer): Alex Solowitz (Mickey), Noah Bastian (Chad), Kevin Farley (Doug), and Evan Farmer (Jerry) have returned and are ready for the spotlight again. It has been said that they are making a mock documentary to show the story of how they reunited, and a new song is also on its way too. I can't wait! I have both of their albums, and I even own the (now hard to find) movie! You can catch up with the remaining members on Facebook and Twitter, or you can see Evan on CMT's Video Countdown! UPDATE: MTV gave them the go ahead to film the show, so hopefully it will end up being aired in the near future!

The Next "Bachelorette" Has Officially Been Announced

I would first like to say that I don't even know why these two shows are still even on the air. The only successful relationship that has come from them in all these years has been Trista and Ryan. I guess it is just a guilty pleasure for some people. I would watch the shows if more successful relationships actually came from them.

Anyway, it was announced today that the next "Bachelorette" will be Emily Maynard (didn't see that coming - sarcasm). I do give ABC props though because she is probably the most attractive one they have had in awhile. This season will take place in her hometown of Charlotte, rather than Los Angeles, and they are set to start filming in March.

LL Cool J Ready To Host Music's Biggest Night

LL Cool J has been announced as this year's Grammy host. The show hasn't had a host in 7 years, so this is a big deal. If you forgot who the nominees are, you can find them here. The show will air on February 12th!

Taylor Swift - Vogue Cover (February)

Michelle Williams - GQ Cover

For the rest of the pictures, pick up the latest issue - on newsstands now!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Brody & Avril Called It Quits

I was going to wait to hear from Brody about this one, but multiple reports are enough for me:

Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne have broken up after nearly 2 years of dating. Some people saw the relationship as doomed from the start, but I had hope from the very beginning. I think Brody is a pretty cool guy, and they seemed happy, so that is all that should matter. You might remember them getting matching tattoos when they first got together (each other's names). If I do hear back from Brody, I will be sure to update you - I promise! I hope both of them find happiness elsewhere (although a reconciliation would be nice too).

UPDATE: Brody tweeted this earlier tonight: It really upsets me to read all the FALSE!! stories. Avril has always been there for me and is the closest person to my heart. I love her. Avril tweeted back that she loved him too - aww!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Shannon Lee Anti-Bullying Video

You may remember her as the subject of one of my interviews, but this time she opens up on a more personal level:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 Golden Globes Winners (Full List)


Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Laura Dern, ”Enlightened”
“Downton Abbey”
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Kelsey Grammer, ”Boss”
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
“Masterpiece,” W.E.
Idris Elba, Luther
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
The Adventures of Tintin
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
A Separation
Claire Danes, Homeland
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

Octavia Spencer, The Help
Morgan Freeman

Martin Scorcese, Hugo
“Modern Family”
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
The Artist
George Clooney, The Descendants
The Descendants

Miss Wisconsin Is Crowned As Miss America 2012!

Laura Kaeppeler is the new Miss America. She won the pageant crown, and the $50,000 prize. When asked whether pageant contestants should share their political beliefs, she had this to say: "Miss America represents everyone, so I think the message to political candidates is that they represent everyone as well. In these economic times, we need to be looking forward to what America needs, and I think Miss America needs to represent all.” Miss Oklahoma, Betty Thompson, was second, and Miss New York, Kaitlyn Monte, came in third. Her plans for her time with the crown are to mentor kids whose parents are in jail because her own father was in prison for 18 months due to mail fraud. Congratulations to her!