On September 17th “Occupy Wall Street” officially kicked off and saw roughly 1,000 protesters show up. That number has now grown substantially in the past for weeks and The Occupying has spread to more than 45 American cities and is quickly moving all over the world. The protest was originally called for by the Canadian activist group Adbusters but many more quickly joined in. On October 15th, a multitude of cities across the world plan to join the non-violent movement against the banking and major corporate worlds. Canadian places include Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary with international cities London, Dublin and Sydney following suit.
Many celebrities including Rosanne Barr, Kanye West, Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, Deepak Chopra and Michael Moore have already voiced their support for the movement. Many people are sporting signs that read “We are the 99%,” stating that they are part of the 99% of the population who have had enough with the 1% of the population that controls the money.
Soooo happy this girl is going to be releasing another album on November 7th! Another girl from across the pond in the UK, I loved her first album “Turn It Up” and I’m sure I will love this new one as well. The new album titled “Young Foolish Happy” will have collaborations with Stevie Wonder and John Legend just to name a few. This weeks Pop-Tart Pick is “All About Tonight” and it’s the lead single off her up coming album. I’ve had this song on repeat on my iPhone since I came across it, addiction. I’ve included the track below for you to hear for yourself.
The 2nd single off the new album will be “What Do You Take Me For” featuring Pusha T. It has a more RnB flavor too it which is a bit of a change up for Pixie but I’m sure North America can get down with the new sound. My favorite song from her first album was hands down “Here We Go Again” which was produced by RedOne so be sure to check that one out as well.
So this is a special pop-tart pick as Nicola’s first solo album Cinderella’s Eyes is about to drop on September 26th, in the UK that is. Nicola Roberts hails from UK girl group pop sensation Girls Aloud which I have featured before for pop-tart pick. It all started on Popstars – The Rivals where Nicola was the quiet ginger of the bunch and stayed like that for most of her years in Girls Aloud. Since the girl group called it a “break” all the girls have been trying their own things. Undoubtedly Chery Cole has had the most success with her solo endeavors and also being a judge on the hit UK series The X-Factor.
Now it’s Nicola who is stepping up and I think she’s got a great career ahead of her. She’s quite the little fashionista and has a pretty good following in the UK. I personally like her because she’s the ginger of the group and I gotta show support (even though the sperm banks apparently don’t want us anymore).
Over the weekend I had the honour of previewing “Everyone and Everything” which will be having its debut at this years Vancouver International Film Festival. It’s one of the lucky few local films that were chosen and was written and produced by local Vancouverite, Ian Tang. This is Ian’s first attempt at a feature film and I have to say it was a very good one. It’s also defiantly a gay movie with one of it’s main story lines surrounding a gay couple.
This is what the facebook group says about the film:
“Everything and Everyone” is a hilarious and heart-breaking film that interweaves poignant stories with unforgettable characters. As Rose (Gabrielle Rose, “The Sweet Hereafter”) begins to show early signs of dementia she forms a special bond with Ben (Sean Michael Kyer, “Fringe”), her bullied grandson. Noah (Ryan Robbins, “Sanctuary”), the struggling actor, reaches the point in his life where realizes none of his dreams will ever come true. Amanda (Chelah Horsdal, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), the perpetual best friend, must decide whether to stay the course or take a chance at love. And the ever optimistic Eric (Lane Edwards, “Smallville”) embarks on a relationship with the self-loathing, yet self-loving Max (Chad Willett, “Cole”) that takes a sudden dramatic turn. “Everything and Everyone” is love, laughter, loss and everything in between.
After my screening, I was left feeling pretty much every emotion I could think of…
Since the majority of the cast members on Homorazzi are Canadians, we thought we’d share each of our plans to celebrate our nation’s birthday (from where ever we are in the world). As usual, we’re all over the place this weekend.
Certainly, Vancouver has gone through it’s highs and lows over the past couple years. Last year, the Olympics brought a level of togetherness and patriotism that I had never experienced before with my fellow Canadians. The Canada Day that followed also reached a whole new level in terms of the vibe and electricity in the city. Unfortunately, our city’s global reputation recently received a big black eye as a result of the idiotic rioters that decided to trash the city after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup. It was a disgusting side of humanity I never wish to see again. With that said, something positive did come out of it. The next day, the city came together to clean up the mess and attempt to show what it means to be a true Canadian/Vancouverite to the rest of the world that had us under a spotlight. We picked up the pieces and I’d like to think we grew stronger as a result.
Now, what does each cast member have planned for the occasion? Find out below.
So I’ve never been the biggest fan of Miss Nicole Scherzinger but I can respect when someone has pipes, and Nicole definitely has a good set. I’ve seen Pussycat Dolls live twice, once with Christina Aguilera and again with Britney, and I have to admit they kicked the
shit out of their performance both times. The first time Nicole even did some acapella singing and I love me some good acapella! The fact that she’s on the new American X-Factor is going to be huge for her. I used to live in the UK and if the American version takes off half as much as the UK version, then Nicole will have a massive platform to re-launch an American career.
The Pop-Tart pick this time is off Nicole’s new album “Killer Love” and the song is titled “Wet.” I chose this song because I heard it and can’t get it out of my head now. It’s super catchy and pop-fun-times! It just makes me wanna jump up and dance around my room like the huge nerd I am. I can definitely see this song being a big summer anthem if the right places start playing it.
I just spent the last hour and forty-eight minutes watching one of the most compelling and life changing documentaries I have ever seen to date. The documentary titled “Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business” was sent to my via a very good friend of mine who said I HAD to watch this documentary and that it was free to view until June 20th on Vimeo. Taking that I generally agree with this friend I got up today and finally had some time to myself to watch it. I would like to say that I was shocked by the things I learned about cancer, the FDA and cancer research facilities in the USA, but I’m not.
On the movie website they describe it as “…the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food & Drug Administration in American history.”
So yesterday on June 7th, Simon Curtis released his second studio album titled “R?” and I have to say it’s pretty fantastic. I fell in love with the boy back when I randomly came across 8Bit Heart and got to download it for free. Also fellow cast member Redd did a post on him back in 2010 just after he announced this album. My favourite songs from 8Bit Heart were probably “Beat Drop” and “Diablo,” you can still pick up your free copy of the album here on his website: Simon-Curtis.com.
For the new album Simon has released it on iTunes and it has 14 awesome new tracks for us to tickle our eardrums with. My favorites that are currently on repeat at the moment are “Superhero” and “Flesh” for sure. Also the remix for Superhero is pure ear bliss so be sure to check that one out as well. The new album is defiantly a step forward for Mr. Simon Curtis who is doing in right in my books. I enjoy the catchy hooks and his own individual flare for pop music, it’s needed for sure.