September 9, 2009
For weeks, both either denied it was going to happen or ignored the question all together but according to many sources singer Christina Milian has wedded songwriter and singer The-Dream. The dream place? Las Vegas. The blissful time? During Labor Day Weekend. The likelihood that this union will last longer than the time it will take for us to bring out our white garb again? Doubtful.
There is always something rather foreboding when celebrity couples just on a whim up and do the deed. There is something to be said about taking your time not to only get to know someone but to include all of your loved ones in the festivities when you do decide to wed.
Celebs can tout over and over again the virtues of wedding under these shot-gun-esque methods to get away from the peering eyes of the paparazzi but everyone knows you can avert the media thunderstorm in other ways as well. Vegas weddings just always seem so doomed!
Reportedly, the pair will re-wed in Milan soon and may even have a third ceremony for those who were unable to attend the first two.
File under: Overkill? Noooooo! Not at all!
September 4, 2009
Though it’s common place in the world of “plastic”, “hollow” music, I am never not amazed that bopper fans like — crave, even — for the artists they love to continue to spew out the same material over and over again. Change a leading sentiment there or a lyric or two here, regardless of how many years you have been on the scene, and the fans seem content. I have seen fans drop like flies for artists who try to brave that wave of defying expectations when it comes to follow-up albums.
Let’s take one of my forever true loves Tori Amos for example. Her move from that “me, and a gun, and a piano” acoustic flare that made her a cultish following in the early 90s to having a full-on band and incorporating synthetic/computerized beats and electrical outlets in the latter part of the 90s seemed a death sentence for her album sales. Though she still remains the disaffected youth’s queen with very successful tours, it’s her older tunes that get more praise and tour air time than her experimentation since album From the Choir Girl Hotel and on.
Grammy Award-winning Nelly Furtado hasn’t been immune either. Furtado’s magnum ooopus would probably be her sophomore album Folklore, a brilliantly written and produced romp through culture, loves, life and fame’s effects. The album was a brave, bold, and artistic move for Furtado but some critics and fans alike panned it, wanting a more happy-go-lucky Furtado, a la her debut Whoa, Nelly! Furtado’s third release Loose seemed more rally cry of all the tricks that worked for her before and, as expected, was a major success, racking sales that surpassed 10million copies.
In a world of very little grey and way too much black and white, Furtado may have finally found a happy medium with the upcoming release of her 4th studio album, Mi Plan. With a nod to “doing her own thang” she recorded it entirely in Spanish but listen to the first single “Manos Al Aire” and you will definitely hear influences beyond that, incorporating popular beats that will placate her rabid fans. The single is already an international success.
File Under: Good Luck, Furtado. LOVE YOU!
September 3, 2009
Photo Credit: Jeff Eason
TMZ, Perezhilton, MTV and many others are in love with Greg Scarnici, the New York comedian who has been a viral video hit with over seven million hits. His parodies of Britney Spears, Beyonce, Amy Winehouse and others have garnered him a lot of attention and it’s time to capitalize, baby. You go, boy!
Scarnici has 12 inches for his fans and he wants you to put it in your slot. Your CD-rom (to transfer to ITunes) and/or CD player of course! He will release 12 Inch Freak, an album that moves away from ripping apart the celebs and instead parodies dance music genres such as Hip Hop, New Wave, House, Electro, Slow Jam.
Some of the singles featured will be the ode to bisexuality “Curious” (featured on MTV), “Oooh…Yeah…”, “I Wanna…” and “Hater Anthem.” The latter video will debut on September 15th on YouTube.
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September 3, 2009
As expected, fans were out in drones during the first day of shooting for the sequel of Sex and the City. While they filmed on the Upper East Side a single scene of Sarah Jessica Parker hailing a cab, the fans couldn’t get enough, lagging around for hours. When shooting was over, the potential of hounding wasn’t over but with SJP’s security in tow there’s no getting close to her. Ostensibly, she told them to be “nice” to the oglers.
Having seen the series shot many times in and around the city, I remember fans hanging around then too but it was much more subdued so much so that you could even hear shady whispers from production as they complained that SJP “takes way too long to get ready.” Oh, the good days!
What’s weird? What’s the hubbub all about really? SJP can be seen walking the streets of NYC (without security I might add) on many given days. I have had several run-ins with her. One of which where she stood literally two feet away from me, in front of my building, juggling a Blackberry, another phone, and a Daffy’s bag. Only SJP could look F-I-E-R-C-E with a Daffy’s bag!
File under: And, yep, everyone is also trying to find out the details of the script as speculations are abound why Carrie does not wear her wedding ring in some scenes shot.
September 1, 2009
Is it just me or does anyone else find Jason Segel to be S-E-X-Y?
I know my overly-physique-obsessed gays would probably say this verging-on-portly actor (who has starred and appeared in gems like I Love You, Man; Knocked Up; Slackers; and Forgetting Sara Marshall) doesn’t cut the mustard. However, I think not only is he a great comedic actor but he’s for sure someone I would dub a resident francislewis hottie.
Segel plays those boy-next-door and slacker roles really well but under the benign/unassuming surface is a man that’s sexy. And, oh boy, am I obsessed with those pout-y lips of his!
Having seen him interact off camera, there seems to be a adversity — or an abashed-ness, if you will — of the spotlight which makes him seem more true actor than popularity hound. Honestly, that makes him even hotter if you ask me.
File Under: Me Likey!
September 1, 2009
Entertainment Tonight’s website reports Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted in Manhattan, ostensibly shooting the sequel to Sex and the City.
With an expected release of May 2010, I know there is going to be another storm of fans camping out to get glimpses of their getting-up-there idols; rabid media outlets trying to get scene details; spoiler-alerts abound; and two and three versions taped to avert the peering/prying eyes.
While the ever-elusive other character in the series is New York, it does seem to offer all types of unforeseen issues. It’s all still great publicity for a franchise that seems to have no impending end though.
File under: I am so full of excitement. I just can’t wait to see this on… DVD.
August 29, 2009
According to a number of news sources, Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein was found dead in his New York City apartment on Friday.
Star Magazine reports a rep for the deejay said “The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear” but the mag expects it is “a drug-related death.”
Formerly the beau of Nicole Richie, DJ AM narrowly avoided death last September after a plan he shared with Blink 182’s drummer Travis Barker crashed.
Twitter is abuzz with condolences from celebrities and beyond. A source tells Star that Richie is very distraught and has been crying nonstop since the news was broken to her.
Rest in peace, DJ AM!