Saturday, October 31, 2009
She's beautiful, she's one the best singers in the game and she doing something creative by going to subways in the world and singing acapella.
This is great way to show her singing prowess and introducing herself to different cities.
If ML finds her way to Ohio, tell her I got a ring for her!!
Friday, October 30, 2009
If you like watching drunk Ewoks kick each other, drink booze, molest pretty hosts , do Michael Jackson impersonations and hump Al Roker's leg on the Today Show, welcome to the world's best pop culture blog, "Music is my Soul".
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
(via Access Hollywood)
Michael Jackson might be the King of Pop, but when it comes to bringing in the bucks even after death, fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent still tops the charts.
Forbes recently revealed their annual list of “Top-Earning Dead Celebrities,” with Saint Laurent – who died of brain cancer in June 2008 — grossing $350 million over the past 12 months.
The bulk of YSL’s earnings came in a three-day estate sale in February, run by Christie’s auction house, which sold off many of the French icon’s possessions, including expensive art, antiques and furniture.
Coming in second on the list this year was Broadway legendary duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein (who died in 1979 and 1960, respectively), who brought in a combined $235 million thanks to catalog licensing fees.
In the four months since Michael Jackson’s death, his estate has brought in $90 million, according to Forbes – placing the King of Pop third on the list.
Adding to Jackson’s total was the $60 million Sony shelled out for the rights to “This Is It,” which had its world premiere on Tuesday night.
Not to be outdone – Michael’s music also garnered huge profits since his untimely passing on June 25, selling an estimated 9 million albums worldwide, in addition to more than 5.5 million digital downloads.
While the King of Pop finished third on Forbes’ list, the King of Rock wasn’t far behind.
Elvis Presley’s estate earned $55 million between October 1, 2008 and October 1, 2009 – a $3 million boost from a year ago, thanks to licensing/merchandising deals and admissions to the Graceland property.
Of note, both Michael and Elvis out-earned several notable living music acts, as well. Bon Jovi raked in $50 million over the past 12 months and pop princess Britney Spears earned $35 million.
Rounding out the top five is “Hobbit” creator; author J.R.R. Tolkien, whose works brought in $50 million.
Tolkien, who died in 1973, earned the bulk of the cash after settling a long-standing lawsuit with New Line Cinema over the profits of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
Forbes’ Complete Top 10 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities:
1. Yves Saint Laurent, $350 million
2. Rodgers & Hammerstein, $235 million
3. Michael Jackson, $90 million
4. Elvis Presley, $55 million
5. J.R.R. Tolkien, $50 million
6. Charles Schulz, $35 million
7. John Lennon, $15 million
8. Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), $15 million
9. Albert Einstein, $10 million
10. Michael Crichton, $9 million
Ahh to be young, talented and androgynous; Ziggy Stardust, Prince, Annie Lenox and every Poison tribute band in the U.S. would be proud.
For his upcoming debut album "For Your Entertainment", American Idol runner up Adam Lambert told his fans on Twitter "Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy. It’s an homage to the past. It IS ridiculous."
He later wrote, “For those that don’t get it: oh well… Glad to have gotten your attention...Androgyny. Rock n Roll.”
Rock n Roll indeed, my mascaraed friend, Rock N' Roll indeed.
For Your Entertainment will be released November 23rd.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
If you fan of the lovable, but demented charcter Dexter on Showtime, (not to be confused with the lovable, but demented charcter on the Cartoon Network), Sho.com recently created "Dexter: Early Cuts", a three part webisode series focusing on three of Dex’s earliest kills.
Reminicent of HBO's fantasic cartoon Spawn back in the day, here's hoping that more graphic novel cartoons will make their return back to cable one day.
While Chance waffled a bit, but eventually chose the # 1 stunner "Hot Wings" over the sexy "Mamacita" (ooh caliente!).
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sure we knew we loved their songs and Bobby Brown was basically an open book, but Ralph, Ronnie, Ricky, Mike and later Johnny has always remained mystery outside of their hits
VH1's recent Behind The Music with Bobby Brown, cracked the New Edition door a little bit more, but TV One's "Life After: Bell, Biv, Devoe" moved a few hinges.
As Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie Devoe spoke how they went from the background to one of the leading acts of the early 90's , you forget how musically intoxicating and influential their debut album "Poison" was, (keep in mind, this is before Sean "Puffy" Combs created Bad Boy. In fact this was prior to Combs working with Mary J. Blige and Jodeci at Uptown Records).
Couple of things that stood out from "Life After" includes how lead singer Ralph Tresvant wanted to leave the group prior to the "N.E. Heartbreak" album and that there is now a business divide with BBD one side and Ralph, Bobby and Johnny Gill one the other.
One thing that I also respected about rock acts like Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles is that even though some of these members may hated each other, they still understood that business is business and personal is personal.
Diana Ross and The Supremes has yet to figure this out, neither has Lionel Richie and The Commodores.
Hopefully New Edition will wake up one day before they turn 50 yeaqrs old, put their issues aside and make some money or better yet, make some good music.
Check out Life After: Bell Biv Devoe on TV One
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
There I was in middle of the Anheim Angels and New York Yankees series, when I saw a very much alive Chris Farley twirling around as David Spade pitched for a Direct TV commericial.
But wait, didn't F arely die in 1997?
Yep! But I guess Spade was given an offer he couldn't refuse to dig his friends's image up from the grave, (couldn't they have used a clip from Spade's "Joe Dirt"?)
Although it was fun to see Farley again, the majoity of the blogs and tweets feel that Spade sold his old friend out for a piece of change.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
On Monday, Idle Warship (Talib Kweli, Res & Graph Nobel) and Mick Boogie will release their conceptual mixtape Party Robot
…Party Robot follows the trials and tribulations of a girl making the journey from NYC to Cali, with all the pitfalls and successes that such a journey consists of…
Idle Warship ft. Skyzoo - Go Brooklyn
Idle Warship - Party Robots
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Anytime I get to see the beautiful Jill Marie Jones (Girlfriends),
I'm not sure how good "Drool" (co-starring Laura Harring) will be,
Jill Marie Jones @ Chris Rock's "Good Hair" Premeire
This time however we have a repeat offender.
ESPN Baseball Tonight analyst Steve Phillips and his family were being stalked by a 22 year-old ESPN employee named Brooke Hundley (pictured below), for whom he had an affair with this past summer.
According to the New York Post, after Phillips, 46 broke it off with Hundley, she pulled a "Fatal Attraction" and started doing odd things including:
* Pretending to be a high school classmate of his son on Facebook to learn more about the family.
* Leaving a letter for Phillips' wife Marni, detailing their affair from where the duo had their trysts to the birth marks on Phillips' body, (Marni Phillips has since filed for divorce)
The last time ESPN went through a public sex scandal was in 2006, when current MLB Network host and former ESPN Baseball Tonight co-host Harold Reynolds was fired for sexual harassment.
Reynolds sued ESPN and refuted the claim, saying that all he did was give a co-worker a hug.
In 2008, Reynolds reached an out of court settlement with ESPN.
In stark contrast, Steve Phillips has been suspended, but not fired by ESPN.
Ironically, before ESPN hired Phillips in 2005, the former New York Mets GM had an affair with a Mets employee Rosa Rodriguez in 1998.
But the question now is why was ESPN so quick to fire Reynolds with very little evidence, where Philips sexual indiscretion is not only well documented but he admitted the affair to the police?
I smell a double standard.
Did Steve Phillips do anything illegal? No.
But he did have sex with a ESPN subordinate, after doing the same thing with the Mets.
How does that not justify a swift dismissal like Reynolds who ultimately did nothing wrong?
Too bad we can't throw mics into the faces of ESPN executives like they do to athletes huh?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
First he dated Alyssa Milano
Then came Dollhouse's Eliza Dushku
Now according to TMZ.com,
I think Mr. Penny and Nick Cannon should write book together
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
» November 27 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ The Bell Center
» November 28 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Air Canada Center
» November 29 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Scotiabank Place
» December 1 - Boston, MA @ Wang Center
» December 2 - Boston, MA @ Wang Center
» December 3 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna
» December 9 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
» December 10 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
» December 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic
» December 18 - Las Vegas, NV @ TBD
» December 19 - San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena
» December 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
» December 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
» December 31 - Miami, FL @ Knight Center
» January 3 - Orlando, FL @ The Hard Rock
» January 7 - St. Louis, MO @ The Fox
» January 8 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
» January 9 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
» January 12 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater
» January 16 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata
» January 20 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
» January 21 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
1. Just Dance 2. LoveGame 3. Paparazzi 4. Poker Face 5. Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) 6. Beautiful, Dirty, Rich 7. The Fame 8. Money Honey 9. Starstruck (feat. Space Cowboy & Flo Rida) 10. Boys Boys Boys 11. Paper Gangsta 12. Brown Eyes 13. I Like It Rough1 4. Summerboy
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Kings of Leon
POP/ROCK - Favorite Male Artist
POP/ROCK - Favorite Female Artist
POP/ROCK - Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
POP/ROCK - Favorite Album
Fame - Lady Gaga
Number Ones - Michael Jackson
Fearless - Taylor Swift
COUNTRY - Favorite Male Artist
COUNTRY - Favorite Female Artist
COUNTRY - Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Zac Brown Band
COUNTRY - Favorite Album
Unstoppable - Rascal Flatts
Fearless - Taylor Swift
Foundation - Zac Brown Band
RAP/HIP-HOP - Favorite Male Artist
RAP/HIP-HOP - Favorite Album
Relapse - Eminem
Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z
Paper Trail - T.I.
SOUL/R&B - Favorite Male Artist
SOUL/R&B - Favorite Female Artist
SOUL/R&B - Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas
SOUL/R&B - Favorite Album
I Am...Sasha Fierce - Beyonce
The E.N.D. - The Black Eyed Peas
Number Ones - Michael Jackson
ALTERNATIVE ROCK - Favorite Artist
Kings of Leon
ADULT CONTEMPORARY - Favorite Artist
LATIN - Favorite Artist
Wisin Y Yandel
Now the Cincinati Bengals Wide Reciver has taken his social media skills to another level.
Anyone who has followed #85 on Twitter or his show on U-Stream knows that Chad is one tech happy athlete (the only one that comses close is former NBA star Stephon Marbury.
Now get ready for the Ochocinco Experience (via iTunes) which makes Chad, the “1st athlete with an iPhone app”.
The iPhone app provides provides exclusive video and photos of Chad, you can upload tailgating pictures, Ocho’s Twitter timeline is also included as well as his stats for the current NFL season; All for a tidy $4.99.
In 2000, a psychiatric patient drew a picture of a man who appeared in recurring dreams. The picture was left out on the doctor’s desk, where another patient recognized it from his dreams as well! With a bit of investigation, other patients who saw the same face in their dreams were found. As of now, at least 2,000 people recognize the face as one they’ve dreamed about. How about you? Link -via the Presurfer
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
In November's GQ Magazine, MM's January Jones talks about various topics including how her ex-boyfriend Ashton Kutcher doubted her.
"Dear men of America, I like beer, I like football. I'm probably the most interesting girl you'll ever meet." --January Jones
Monday, October 12, 2009
Now Mr. Durtiz has it another generation with The Phantom of the Opera's Emmy Rossum.
Dude, what is your secret?!?!
To paraphrase Spike Lee from the old Michael Jordan Nike ads: It must be the hair!
“I get why chicks dig him,” Rossum tells PEOPLE at the grand launch of the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. “He’s extremely kind, incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, creative and respectful.” --Emmy Rossum
"He (Rumeal Robinson) made more than $5 million in NBA salary alone, but blew much of it on a strip club habit that would have made Pacman Jones blush.
"He would go on binges of two whole weeks where he spent $20,000 a night at a strip club," Barrows says. "Not only that, but he'd also have a bunch of the strippers come back to his place, get buck-naked, and clean his house for $500 or $1,000 each."
Will's always been a favorite of mine since he and DJ Jazzy Jeff dropped their first 12 inch "Girls Ain't Nuthin But Trouble" back in the day.
The video is a compilation of interviews, where Smith expounds on the journey for happiness and success.
THIS IS IT – COMPLETE TRACKLISTING
"Disc one features the original album masters of some of Michael's biggest hits such as "Billie Jean," "Smooth Criminal," "Human Nature," and "Thriller" arranged in the same sequence as they appear in the film. The disc ends with two versions of "This Is It," the original and an orchestral version. "This Is It" is featured in the film's closing sequence and includes backing vocals by Michael's brothers, the Jacksons.
Disc two offers fans a rare listen to the early demo versions of classics "She's Out Of My Life," "Wanna Be Startin'," "Somethin'," and "Beat It." This disc also features a recently discovered spoken word poem from Michael Jackson entitled "Planet Earth." Michael Jackson's This Is It also includes a 36-page, commemorative booklet featuring exclusive photos of Michael from his last rehearsal.
1.Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
3.They Don’t Care About Us
6.The Way You Make Me Feel
7.Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
8.I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
11.Black Or White
14.Man In The Mirror
15.This Is It
16.This Is It (Orchestra Version)
1.She’s Out Of My Life (Demo)
2.Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Demo)
3.Beat It (Demo)
4.Planet Earth (Poem)
Sunday, October 11, 2009
During the course of the interview, Chris and Nia talks about their blind date back in the 90's, when Rock gave Long a fake phone number.
I can't say I would have done the same, because Long was and still is beautiful, but this was during the time Rock was on "Saturday Night Live" so he probably had his fair share of women to choose from.
Melanie Fiona has that thing that Toni Braxton had when she first started: a sly sexiness without being overtly sexual and a voice that can go from soft to strong back to soft again, while still displaying raw emotion.
Her latest video "It Kills Me" is directed by Armen Djerrahian features CSI Miami's Adam Rodriguez.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
DJ Frank-E produced the Lenoa Lewis/Halo sounding "Yesterday", which written by Michael White/Jerome Armstong/Terrence Battle
Braxton told Michael Baisden that she wrote the song because of recent turbulent times with her husband Keri Lewis formerly of Mint Condition.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Today Show’s Natalie Morales Singer Harry Connick Jr., who was serving as a guest judge on an Australian TV show, is visibly shocked when a of group singers parodying the Jackson Five performs in blackface, they called themselves the Jackson Jive (Jive!?! Why not not just wear Dy-No-Mite T-shirts?)
Hey Hey Its Saturday (the Jackson Jive) American Insult (Original Video)
The sexy Brit has been favorite of mine since Pearl Harbor and her subsequent roles in the Underworld movies and the underrated film "Nothing But The Truth".
When you see Kate Beckinsale interviewed on Conan O'Brien for instance, she comes across a woman not hung up on her looks and one who is up for a good laugh.
Not to be outdone, in their "More Women We Love", Esquire featured another favorite of mine Kerry Washington, which begs the question.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
10/9 Update: According to Rolling Stone, Shyne says he never received a phone call from Mr. Sean Combs, even though Combs told Hot 97 in New York that he talked to him a few weeks ago.
Shyne said, " “I want it known that this supposed conversation is a figment of Sean Combs’ imagination,” he says in a statement. “He never spoke with me, he never visited me nor would I ever accept a phone call or visit from him. The only way I would do either of those things would be if he stepped up and did the right thing for the victims of the incident.”
10/8 Update (Via Miss Info) Shyne Update: High-ranking uncle speaks on deportation battle, and prepares home in Belize
5:37 PM Update: According to Global Grind, Shyne will be deported by Friday and US Immigration & Customs have given his family 24 hours to see Shyne before he is sent back to Belize. The family is heading to see Shyne now was we speak 5:25pm EST Developing.
5:15 PM Update: Shyne Remains In Custody Due To Immigration Status
(Via Sandra Rose)
Rapper Shyne is expected to be released from prison today according to online reports. Shyne, real name Jamal Barrow, was sentenced to 10 years in prison following a nightclub shooting involving music mogul Sean Combs and pseudo singer/actress Jennifer Lopez. Sean Combs narrowly missed going to prison on the same gun charges and Barrow ended up taking the fall.
It can be said that this incident took the shine off Sean Combs’ sterling reputation. His gal pal Jennifer Lopez unceremoniously dumped Sean after he was acquitted. Will Shyne return to prominence as one of Hip Hop’s most eminent MC’s? Or will he fade into the background of Hip Hop obscurity.
Bonus: Craig Ferguson speaks about David Letterman on the Late Late Show
Monday, October 5, 2009
Its a shame that her "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West crashed and burned because it would have broaden her musical base, but if she continues to evolve as an artist, more people learn about LG's talent.
Lady Gaga's performs a mix of "Love Game" , "Bad Romance" Poker Face and an original song about New York on Saturday Night Live.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Orisue releases Part 2 of their Fall 2009 Collection.
Cut and Sew remains a cornerstone of Orisue’s collection. Traditional silhouettes such as peacoats and hoodies have been met with innovative and refreshing fabrications. Orisue Fall part 2 is currently in stores and will be released on the Orisue Shop on October 2nd.
A former "Late Show" intern came forward Saturday to say she is one of David Letterman's former flings.
"I was madly in love with him at the time," Holly Hester told TMZ.com. "I would have married him. He was hilarious."
The NYU alum said the relationship started when Letterman asked her on a date to the movies.
A year-long, secret romance ensued, she said, until the funnyman called it off.
Letterman, 62, admitted on air Thursday night that he had affairs with female staffers, but did not name them.
He made the confession while revealing that a CBS News producers had tried to extort $2 million from him, threatening to reveal the sex secrets.
The producer, Joe Halderman, is free on $200,000 bond after pleading not guilty to the blackmail scheme.
He returned to his Norwalk, Conn., home late Friday and left briefly Saturday morning for a trip to the bank.
It was unclear if he returned to the same Bank of America branch where he deposited a phony check Letterman gave him as part of a sting operation.
Halderman, 51, was desperate and debt-ridden after a divorce from his wife.
Until recently, he was living with Stephanie Birkitt, 34, a "Late Show" staffer believed to be one of the women Letterman bedded.
Letterman - who married longtime love Regina Lasko in March - has not spoken since his on-air mea culpa and Birkitt has not been reached for comment.
Friday, October 2, 2009
October 02, 2009, (Sawf News) - One of his female staffers that David Letterman had a sexual affair with is Stephanie Birkitt, according to he search warrant obtained by FOX 5 New York.
Birkitt, Letterman's former assistant, was till recently living with Robert J. Halderman, the 48 Hours producer charged with attempted grand larceny for allegedly threatening to expose Letterman's sexual relationships with his female staffers.
The package that Halderman allegedly sent to Letterman 3 weeks ago, while initiating his blackmail attempt, containing "supporting materials" included copies of excerpts from Birkitt's diary and her correspondence, according to the search warrant.
Halderman told Letterman that he would publish a book with more incriminating details including photos, letters and emails.
Before the sting operation, Halderman met undercover agents twice, once on September 23 when he told them he would not divulge the contents of the diary in exchange for $2 million.
Recounting how the extortion attempt began, Letterman told his audience on Thursday that he found a package in his car as he got into it early morning three weeks ago.
An accompanying letter read:
"I know that you do some terrible, terrible things and that I can prove that you do some terrible things." He acknowledged the letter contained proof.
He recalled that the experience was terrifying "because there's something insidious about (it). Is he standing down there? Is he hiding under the car? Am I going to get a tap on the shoulder?"
He reported the threat to the Manhattan District Attorney's Special Prosecution Bureau.
A sting operation was planned and executed during which Letterman handed over a fake $2 million check to the extortionist, who was subsequently arrested.
Late Night Video
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This is too bad! How long do you think this hate for Kanye West is going to last?
See Official Tweet from Live Nation HERE