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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Gap Band's Charlie Wilson Debuts at # 2 on the Billboard Album Charts

The big news this week is that country ingénue Taylor Swift topped the Billboard album chart for a tenth week with her album "Fearless" But for me, the biggest news is that former Gap band front man Charlie Wilson's album "Uncle Charlie" which debuted at #2.

While the teenaged Swift has all of country music and mainstream outlets like VH1 behind her, "Fearless" sold 62,000, while Wilson whose only support comes from adult urban radio sold 53,000.

This is an amazing feat for the 56 year old Wilson, who recently conquered prostate cancer. At this stage of his musical career, you probably won't see on VH1’s Top 20Countdown or the youth infused 106 & Park on BET.

Nope, Wilson debuted at the #2 the old fashioned way, making good music.

His latest single "There Goes My Baby" is a sweeping R&B ballad that is classic enough thrill the old heads and current enough for young folks to give it a listen.

Though his funky Gap Band days are gone, Charlie Wilson's feat proved that you can be over 50 years old and still be musically relevant. Did you hear that “Real Hip Hop & RB stations”.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Shocker! Cleveland Browns Trade Kellen Winslow Jr (K2) to Tampa Bay!


What in the Michael Dean Perry is going on?

First defensive tackle Sean Roger requested a trade, now the Cleveland Browns traded tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for undisclosed draft picks

Winslow Jr. aka K2 was not only the Cleveland Browns most talented player, but also one the team's most controversial.

From the very moment former Browns coach Butch Davis traded draft picks in the 2004 to move up one spot to select Winslow Jr. from "The U" (University of Miami), controversy followed K2.

Following tense negotiations between the Brown his former agents the Poston Brothers, Winslow Jr. broke his leg during his rookie season.

A year later, Winslow Jr.'s severely damaged his knee and shoulder, while attempting motorcycle tricks.

His injuries was so severe that some thought his career was over.

But Winslow's strong will and god given athletic ability, not only got him back on the field, but in 2007 he was named the NFL Pro Bowl.

That year proved that proved that on one good leg, Kellen Winslow Jr. was better than most receivers in the league

But by the dawn of the 2008 season, K2's career in Cleveland was coming to an end.

First, Winslow Jr. griped about a new contract.

The Browns then selected tight end Martin Rucker in fourth round of last year's NFL draft.

During the 2008 season, Winslow's injuries worsened, which not only curtailed his playing time, but Browns fans also learned Winslow contracted a staph infection.

A staph infection which led Winslow to say that he felt the Browns organization didn't care about their players (over the past few years, various Cleveland Browns suffered staph infections, although the team repeatedly that the problem was fixed, players continued to contract the bacterial infection) .

Now Kellen Winslow Jr.will be playing for the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Some would say that losing Winslow Jr.s was addition by subraction.

Maybe, maybe not.

But in losing Winslow Jr, the Cleveland Brown's not only lost their most passionate player, but also their pass catching receiver.

I guess it's safe to say that the Coach Eric Magani era has officially started.

Good luck Browns fans.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dang it Earl! DMX Might face 8 More Years in Prison

Earl Simmons aka DMX could face more time behind bars after being charged with assaulting a corrections officer

Nick Mitchell Performs "I'm Not Telling You" on American Idol

This might be the last time we will see this funny man, who actually has a soulful voice.

Nick Mitchell's Paul Lynde meets Jennifer Holiday version of "I'm not Telling You" (From Dream girls) was a hilarious highlight of what was a so-so American Idol.

Although it would've been nice to see Mitchell sing the song straight, the combination of his comedic flair and lack of great performances from last night's show wannabes might actually get him to the final 12 of season eight.





Jennifer Holliday -"And I'm Telling You


Paul Lynde on The Hollywood Squares

50 Cent Interviewd by Sage Steele On ESPN 1st & 10

The smell of Aftermath Records is in the air again. Eminem's "Crack A Bottle" is burning up the charts and Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent is out promoting his new video game, "Blood On The Sand".

"1st and 10" is an interesting place for Curtis to promote is video game, but any chance I get to look at ESPN's Sage Steele its always a good day.

Too bad she's married with three kids, but I can still look right?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Gwen Stefani & No Doubt are Back This Summer!


After a long layoff, where Gwen Stefani had a couple of kids and became a pop icon with two successful solo albums, Mrs. Rossdale (she's married ro Gavin Rossdale from 90's grunge band Bush) returns to her No Doubt roots.

The pop-ska group from Cali will be on the road this summer with Paramore in what might be one of the most anticipated concerts of the summer.

For more info go to: http://www.nodoubt.com/tour/



President Obama's State of the Economy (Union) Adress

Pres. Obama addresses the nation before a joint session of Congress. In his speech focusing on the economy and the promotion of his economic agenda.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

President Obama, State of The Union, Green Jobs and Hirejam.com

Tonight at 8pm, President Barack Obama will deliever his non-State of The Union address, (since President Obama hasn't been in office for a year, The White House is not calling this State of The Union address, but the "State of the Economy address").

During his address, President Obama will discuss among other things, his new stimulus package, which will lead talk about the new Green economy.

I'm a Green guy, so much so that I created a job platform called hirejam.com, along with a blog, Facebook page, Twitter and few other web 2.0 tools so that people can interact and network.

I created it because it depresses me to watch people lose their jobs, homes and even families because of the economy.

To paraphrase, President Obama " its not about me, "but about you", so if I can help any of you out there to find a job in this new green economy, then my platform has served its purpose.

Peace

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Lebron James Interview With Magic Johnson

Interview between NBA Legend Magic Johnson and Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Introducing...Melanie Fiona

I don't have anything against of the cute caramel girl singers like Rihanna, Keri Hilson and Christina Milan that seem to have hijacked the R&;B music, since Aaliyah and Beyonce popped up in the 90's, but I'm all about strong vocalist.

Where are the new Gladys Knights, Whitney Houstons or Toni Braxtons? Brown skinned women, who are not part of caramel machine, but whose vocals do not need a machine to make them sound better?

I'm sure they are around, but the most record companies and managers aren't really checking for them.

In walks in Melanie Fiona. She may not sound like Gladys Knight or look like Ciara, but has something that Gladys Knight has and Ciara lacks...soul.

Melanie Fiona ft. Busta Rhymes & Raekwon - Give It To Me Right (Remix)

http://2dopeboyz.com/2009/02/22/melanie-fiona-it-kills-me-fullcdq/

2009 Oscar Winners List & Hugh Jackman with Beyonce

After correctly predicting last night's Oscar winners, here's listing of some of the others winners of the 81st Academy Awards., followed by Hugh Jackman's performance with Beyonce and Amanda Seyfried along with Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens from "High School Musical".

It wasn't a bad performance, but it was big waste of time, (even though, I'm still amazed by the way Jackman can effectively sing and dance and play an intense character like "Wolverine").

People nowadays don't have the same attention span they did 20 or even 5 years ago to watch a three hour plus telecast. The British Oscars does it the right way by giving out all of their major awards within an hour.

If the Oscars here followed the same philosophy by at least cutting the show down to 90 minutes, I think more people will tune in , the ratings will go up and Hugh Jackson would still be able to squeeze out at least one or maybe two numbers.

2009 Academy Awards Winners List
BEST PICTURE "Slumdog Millionaire"
LEAD ACTOR Sean Penn in "Milk"
LEAD ACTRESS Kate Winslet in "The Reader"
DIRECTOR Danny Boyle for "Slumdog Millionaire"
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM "Departures" -- Japan
SUPPORTING ACTOR Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Penelope Cruz in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Dustin Lance Black for "Milk"
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Simon Beaufoy for "Slumdog Millionaire"
ANIMATED FEATURE Andrew Stanton for "WALL-E" (Walt Disney)


KiD CuDi & Kanye West 106 & Park Cypher

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kaz's 2009 Academy Awards Predictions


And The Oscar goes too....

Best Actor
Sean Penn-Milk

Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) is real close, but Sean Penn reaffirmed himself as the greatest actor of his generation. Morphing from his usually brooding self to a fun loving, but passionate gay politician; Sean Penn continue to acting risks that many others are too scared to take. Great film.




Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger-The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger created one of the best acting jobs in the last 10 years with his last performance. If Ledger wins, this is not a sympathy award, but recognition of a mesmerizing acting performance that will stand the test of time. In reality, The Dark Knight should have also received a Best Picture and a Best Director nod for Christopher Nolan. Best film of the year.





Best Actress
Kate Winslet-The Reader
The early buzz was for Anne Hathaway (Rachel Get Married), but Winslet is overdue for her first Oscar. If she does win, who will she hug first: Her husbandSam Mendes who directed her in Revolutionary Road or co-star and best friend Leonardo DiCaprio? If Leo is in the house, I place my money on him. Sorry Sam.





Best Supporting Actress

Penelope Cruz-Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis (Doubt) or Taraji P. Heson (Benjamin Button) could upset here but Cruz was dynamic as the crazy ex-girlfriend. One of my favorite films of the year.


Best Director
Danny Boyle-Slumdog Millionaire
Boyle has been winning this award non-stop during the award season. Gus Van Zant (Milk) and Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon) are also deserving, but the arresting "Slumdog" is a non brainer. Boyle should win merely for the first scene with Freida Pinto. Beautiful is too limiting of a word for Pinto in that scene.





Best Picture
Slumdog Millionaire
There was a a lot of hype about the movie and its well deserved. An Indian version of "Rocky", "Slumdog" is captivating movie that features love, crime, family, economics, loyalty, happiness. Its unfortunate that lead actor Dev Patel didn't get a nomination the nor did any of young Indian children who carried most of the movie. Did mention how hot Freida Pinto is?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A woman Goes INSANE after missing her flight at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)

The same thing happened to me when missed my conectin flight in Charlotte in 2007 and 2008. The only difrence is they gave me a cinnabon to calm me down...free hotel room didn't hurt either.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Suge Knight Just Got Knocked The (Bleep) Out!


Remember in the early 90's when former Death Row CEO Suge Knight was baddest man on the planet?

He allegedly threatened Eazy E and Jerry Heller.

He allegedly held Vanilla Ice over a balcony.

Well those days are G-O-N-E.

After being knocked down last year by a barber in Cali, Knight was recently knocked down at private party at the NBA All-Star weekend in Phoenix.

Police reported that Big Suge was hit twice by man, who was rumored to be be Akon's business manager, Robert Carnes, Jr.

To quote a pre "Bring The Pain" Chris Rock, "First the Fat Boys break up, now this"

Ellen Pompeo on Late Night with David Letterman 2/19/2009

The lovely Ellen Pompeo from Grey's Anatomy stopped by Dave's place to talk about her husband Chris Ivery's proposed Valentine's Day plans at NBA Allstar Game in Phoenix and the couples vacation with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs


Monday, February 16, 2009

Salma Hayek Weds François-Henri Pinault


Listen up fellas,


Money = Power. Money = Freedom . Money = Salama Hayek.


On Valentine's Day weekend, Latin siren Salama Hayek married her baby's father, French billionaire businessman François-Henri Pinault in Paris.

Who is François-Henri Pinault?

Pinault, one of the wealthiest men in the world, heads the luxury goods giant PPRSA.

Now this isn't to say that Hayek wouldn't have married Pinault if he wasn't a billionaire.

But its hard to believe that the busty Hayek would've looked at my man, if he was making six or even seven figures.

Shaq breakdances with the Jabbawockeez

Current Phoenix Sun center and former Los Angeles Laker, Shaquille O'Neal dances with the season 1 champions of America's Best Dance Crew (ABDC) with the Jabba wockeez.

Lady GaGa - LoveGame

Sunday, February 15, 2009

2009 NBA All Star Game: Allen Iverson Cuts His Cornrows

I thought A.I. was going cut off his rows years ago. Well better late than never. Now the grown man transformation is complete.

2009 NBA All Star Game: Shaq & Kobe Bryant Interviewed Together

The first time in many years former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant are interviewed together. Now if only Lionel Richie and Commodores and get back together.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Aubrey O' Day's Playboy Issue & Cover Shoot


The former Danity Kane member, lets it all hang out (almost) in the March 2009 issue of Playboy Magazine.

See the full spread at http://2dopeboyz.com/2009/02/13/aubrey-odays-playboy-spread-nsfw/



The Ting Tings - We Walk

The official video for English band The Ting Tings "We Walk", from their debut album We Started Nothing.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Emma Sophina Sings ‘Send Another Prayer’ On CBS Early Show

Emma Sophina, the Aussie cutie who was one of the passengers on American Airlines flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River, performs “Send Another Prayer,” which is based on the flight, Captain Sully Sullenberger and the flight’s crew.

I dig the song, it sounds like something I would hear on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Not sure if the bouncy "Prayer" will be a hit in the U.S., but internationally it should do quite well.



Ludacris - Nasty Girl (feat. Plies)

The official video for Ludacris' third official single "Nasty Girl" featuring Plies, from his sixth studio album Theater of the Mind.

Robin Thicke - Dreamworld

Video for Robin Thicke "Dreamworld" off of Something Else

Quentin Taranatino's Inglorious Basterds (2009) Trailer

Trailer for 'Inglorious Basterds' - starring Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, BJ Novak, Mike Myers, Michael Fassbender. The Tarantino war pic opens August 21st, 2009.


Darth Vader After Dentist

Here's spoof of "David After Dentist" called "Chad After Dentist"



The Orginal Chad Flava

Joaquin Phoenix with David Letterman ( The Late Show )

I always love it when entertainers flip out for no reason. Dig the beard Mr. (Jim) Morrison, I mean Phoenix.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Are Katherine and T.R. Leaving Grey's Anatomy?

(By Kristin Dos Santos)

After months of rumors that Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight may be leaving Grey's Anatomy, costar James Pickens ("The Chief") has added fuel to the fire.

"Yes, she is," he told Us Weekly when asked if Heigl will exit the show. "Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best."

As for Knight, Pickens said, "He's going too."

Read the rest @ http://tv.yahoo.com/grey-39-s-anatomy/show/36657/news/urn:newsml:tv.eonline.com:20090210:99363__ER:73605

Monday, February 9, 2009

A-Rod admits using performance-enhancers

(AP) NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez admitted Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03, saying he did so because of the pressures of being baseball's highest-paid player.

"When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure. I felt like I had all the weight of the world on top of me and I needed to perform, and perform at a high level every day," the New York Yankees star said in an interview with ESPN that was broadcast Monday shortly after it was recorded.

Read more @ http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090209/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bba_rodriguez_steroids

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Christian Bale Apologizes Audio

Christian Bale called into to the Kevin & Bean show on KROQ in Los Angeles to apologize for what he calls and inexcusable rant.

http://kroq-data.com/wah/wah/audio/defaultkbsounds.aspx?a=1129&c=4&k=

Leslie Ft Keri Hilson-How It Was Supposed To Be (Remix)

I came across this track by Ryan Leslie & Keri Hilson while listening to Tim Westwood's BBC Radio1 Xtra show on Saturday night. Ryan Leslie is one of those artist who has talent, but for some reason it hasn't happened yet.

Maybe "How It Was Supposed To Be" will be that track that will put him on top.

http://xclusiveszone.blogspot.com/2009/02/ryan-leslie-ft-keri-hilson-how-it-was.html

Bonus
Keri Hilson's "Turnin Me On" remix

Here is another hot track I heard on Westwood's show, Keri Hilson's "Turnin Me On" remix featuring T.I, Busta Rhymes, Jermain Dupri and Lil Wayne.

http://www.dirrtyremixes.com/2009/02/05/official-remix-keri-hilson-turnin-me-on/

Friday, February 6, 2009

Mary Mary God In Me Feat. Kierra Kiki Sheard

I always liked the gospel duo of Mary Mary.

The attractive sister duo of Erica & Tina Atkins always made hip gospel tunes, but the songs from their latest album "The Sound" seem to have an extra hip hop kick to them and I dig it.

"God in Me", follows the same gospel meets Mary J. Blige vibe like their first single "Get Up", but this second is equally as captivating.

Some people might think these urban inspired tracks may not be considered traditional gospel music, but I feel that anyway you reach the masses without sacrificing your true beliefs is the true meaning of gospel music.



God In Me
http://zstationpedidos.blogspot.com/2009/01/mary-mary-god-in-me-feat-kierra-kiki.html

God In Me Remixes
http://xlwarez.blogspot.com/2009/02/mary-mary-god-in-me-remixes.html

The Five One (51) feat. Andre 3000–Love In War (remix)

Tavis Smiley Interviews Q-Tip

The abstract poet stops by and speaks to Smiley about his album "The Renaissance".

Ann Curry Interviews The Octuplets Mom

This morning on NBC's Today Show, Ann Curry interviewed Nadya Suleman, the 33 year southern California mother of six who recently had eight more kids (six boys & two girls).

I'm trying to judge Ms. Sukeman, but she already had six kids.

Unless she's putting together a basketball team, this story doesn't story make any sense at all.


Did Nadya Suleman get plastic surgery to look more like Angelina Jolie?

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Etta James Rips Beyonce Over"At Last"

Somebody is a little bitter.

At a recent concert, Etta James who is best known for singing the classic song "At Last", blasted Beyonce for singing the song at President Barack Obama's (Inaugural) Neighborhood Ball.

"That woman he (Obama) had singing for him, James said "Singing my song, she gonna get her ass whooped"!

Easy Etta.

I don't think B did anything wrong by singing "At Last" for President Obama, but outside of Christina Aguilera, there are very few, if any artists who can sing that song better than Etta James.

But say that you want to kick Beyonce's butt for singing the song?

That's a little wacky.

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Lil Wayne's Interview with Katie Couric on CBS

Katie Couric interviewed Lil Wayne? This sounds like an sketch on the now cancelled MAD TV, but it actually happened on Couric's Grammy special. Its amazing to watch Wayne's rise as the youngest memeber of Cash Money Records' Hot Boys (Juvenile, B.G. and Turk) to one of the biggest pop stars in the world.



Bonus

Katie Couric Interviews Katy Perry


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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Grammy Watch: Anthony David Feat. India Arie - Words [Music Video]




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Fox's 'Grindhouse Trailer for Dollhouse & ' 'Terminator'

Fox created a "Grindhouse" style trailer featuring the return of Summer Glau's (Cameron) "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Buffy The Vampire's" Elisha Dushku's (Faith/Echo) new show "Dollhouse" on February 13th.

The ad is promoting Fox's new Friday night line up, which is clearly targeting Jennifer Love Hewitt's Friday night "Ghost Whisperer" audience.

Personally, I dig the ads. The feel of the promos are reminiscent of movie trailers from 1970's drive-ins, packaging these two sci-fi inspired shows on Friday night is smart idea by FOX, plus Glau and Dushku are not bad on the eyes.

Late Show With David Letterman & Former Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich

Blago stops by to see Dave and ends up getting grilled; but at least his hair didn't get messed up.

Part 1



Part two

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Neo Soul: Raheem Devaughn-Love Drug

"Love Drug" is my favorite track of Raheem Devaughn's 2008 album "Love Behind the Melody". I'm not sure what it's going to take for Devaughn to recieve the same type of love that John Legend receives from the masses, but they are truly missing out on a talented artist.

Psychic Friends Network is Back with Vivica A. Fox?

Remember when people made fun of Dionne Warick for being part of the Psychic Friends Network? Well just like the new "Friday the 13th", the network is back with a new celeb...Vivica A. Fox.

Look, I respect Vivica' s hustle and I'm sure she's getting paid pretty well for this gig, but the Psychic Friends Network?

Maybe they can tell her when she will file for bankruptcy?

Mick Boogie: 2009 The Grammy Remix Project




Mick Boogie & Terry Urban present...
2009: The Grammy Remix Project

1) Adele f/ 6th Sense: Chasing Grammys (6th Sense Remix)
2) Coldplay f/ Jay-Z: Take The Hill (Terry Urban/nVMe Remix)
3) MIA f/ Nas: Paper Planes (Terry Urban Remix)
4) Lil Wayne f/ Kanye West: Lollipop (Kickdrums Remix)
5) Adele: Cold Shoulder (Mick Boogie/Garbs Remix)
6) Radiohead f/ Lupe: Reckon A Superstar (Remot/Mick Boogie Remix)
7) Kenna f/ Kanye West & Lupe: Say Goodbye To Sky (Terry Urban Mix)
8) Jonas Brothers: Love Bug (Mick Boogie/Garbs Remix)
9) Kanye West f/ MIA: Swagger Like Paper (Mick Boogie Remix)
10) Coldplay f/ Lil Wayne: Viva La Milli (Terry Urban Remix)
11) Katy Perry: I Kissed A Girl (Excel Remix)
12) John Mayer f/ Jay-Z: Say (Terry Urban/Judah Remix)
13) Brazilian Girls: Last Call (Discopusher Remix)
14) Lupe Fiasco f/ Sara Bareilles: I Got A Love Song (Remot Remix)
15) Kanye West f/ Big Sean: Good Morning (Kickdrums Remix)
16) Adele: Make You Feel My Love (Mick Boogie/Remot Remix)
17) Coldplay f/ Jay-Z: Lost Part 2 (Mick Boogie Remix)

Download it here... and see you in LA!

Bale Out - DJ RevoLucian's Christian Bale Remix

On the set of Terminator Salvation (co-starring Common, Bryce Howard and directed by McG) , Christain Bale flips out and goes off on director of photography. The first clip is the dance remix of the tirade, followed by the original rant.

Christan Bale Tirade-Revolution Bail Version

Let's see... Transformers 2 probably spent about 3 million for a Superbowl spot, while Christian Bale's rant from last July was mysteriously released and has produced an ungodly amount of free publicity. Coincidence?

For all of you who want to download a free MP3 of this:
http://www.revolucian.com/BaleOut-Download.html

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Christian Bale Tirade (The Original Dark Knight vs Revolucion Blow Up)


[Download] Hear Christian Bale curse out cameraman. zshare

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Erykah Badu And Jay Electronica's Child Born

(Hip Hop DX) Rapper Jay Electronica and singer Erykah Badu are the new parents of a baby girl as of yesterday (Feb. 1).

The rapper gave updates during the child birth via his Twitter page.

During the birth, Electronica updated, writing "I see the head. Full of hair."
Upon the end of labor, he updated again, writing "Feb 1. 2009 my first child, my daughter was born at 1:30 pm exactly. Its the happiest day of my life."

Badu and Electronica's relationship, though generally low-key and out of the public eye, the couple were the subject of controversy, as fans were critical of Badu having children by several rappers [click to read]. Badu also has children with Andre 3000 and The D.O.C.

Marketing 101: Best 2009 Superbowl Ads

Overall, there were very few great commercials during this year's Superbowl.
Most of the ads seemed like they were inspired by the TV show Jackass with guys being hit or thrown out of the window, (I was expecting Johnny Knoxville to come on TV to introduce the commercials).

Other commercials were either crude (what was the deal with that Teleflora.com ad?), pointless like Pepsi's commercial featuring Saturday Night Live's MacGrubber character, (how is this unfunny show still on the air?) or sad like Ed McMahon and Hammer's commercial for Cash4gold.com, (Hammer's money problems has been well documented, but how did Ed McMahon lose money after being part of “Star Search”, “Bloopers” with Dick Clark & “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson?!? )

Luckily there were a few commercials that hit the mark:

First up is Audi's fantastic commercial "The Chase" with Jason Statham (Transporter), where he is being chased during the 70' 80's, 90's and today, followed by Miller High Life's funny one second commercial featuring the delivery guy Windell Middlebrooks simply yelling “High Life”, (which proves you don't have to spend three million dollars to sell something).

Although Budweiser are starting to overuse their successful horse campaign, (how many horse commercials did they have last night 20??), they did introduce a new wrinkle with the touching "Love Story" which featured Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".
GoDaddy's commercial with Danica Patrick was interesting (click here for their baseball ad that was “Too hot for TV) and finally Taco Bell's "The Move", where a guy moves a little bit too fast on a woman he just met in a bar was pretty funny.

Here are a few more non-commercial observations:

The game between Arizona Cardinals and The Pittsburgh Steelers was great (sorry Cards). Faith Hill's "America's The Beautiful" was sensational, Jennifer Hudson's "Star Spangled Banner" was moving, (but not better than Marvin Gaye's) and Bruce Springsteen was proof positive that you can be near 60 years old and still be a great entertainer, (what younger artists today could rock a stage past 50 years old like Springsteen, Prince, Al Green, Tina Turner and The Rolling Stones?)

Springsteen's lively performance proved that long as you are doing something that you love and live life to the fullest, maybe you too can also still have "Glory Days" like "The Boss".

2009 Superbowl ads:

Audi "The Chase" featuring Jason Statham (Transporter)




Budweiser Love Birds (Daisy, Horses)




Miller High Life 1-Second Ad




Taco Bell Smooth Moves


Raphael Saadiq - 100 Yard Dash

The former Tony Toni Tone frontman releases another stellar track from his Motown inspired album "The Way I See It".

After releasing solo efforts that were more miss than hit, Raphael Saadiq has reaffirmed his status as a R&B hitman.

Its a shame that Saadiq has not received the same type of love from the media than British acts Duffy and Adele who for their 60's soul inspired styled albumms.

KL

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Superbowl Movie Traliers: Transformers, Star Trek, G.I. Joe & More

Tired of winter?
Want to get a jump on summer?
Check out the trailers for this summer blockbusters.

Transformers 2 Revenge Of The Fallen (Shia LaBeouf & Megan Fox)


Star Trek (Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Directed by J.J. Abrhams)


Land of The Lost (Will Ferrell, Danny McBride and Anna Friel)


G.I. Joe


Fast & Furious (Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez


Race to Witch Mountain (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson)


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Roger Federer Breakdown After The 2009 Australian Open

After losing to Rafael Nadal once again, Roger Federer breaks down during the 2009 Australian Open trophy presentation.

You have to feel for Federer simply because for most of this decade, he was the man to beat. Then Rafael Nadal came into the picture a few years.

At first Federer was able to handle him, but with this win, Nadal has beaten Federer three straight Grand Slam finals, which includes the French Open and Wimbledon last year.

I feel Federer is too talented not to win one or two more grand slams, but given today's epic match with the younger and faster Nadal, its hard to to tell when Federer will win again.


KL



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M.I.A Interview With Tavis Smiley

Oscar and Grammy award nominee, Eezham born music phenom, Maya Arulpragasam, in the PBS interview on Tavis Smiley show Thursday told the U.S. listeners and fans worldwide that "there's been a systematic genocide which has quiet thing because no one knows where Sri Lanka is. And now it's just escalated to the point there's 350,000 people who are stuck in a battle zone and can't get out, and aid's banned and humanitarian organizations are banned, journalists are banned from telling the story.