OMG! Remember O-Town? I have to admit, I became a little obsessed with them in the early millennium. I was a faithful watcher of the series, Making The Band and immediately had an instant crush on Ashley Parker Angel. How could you not? That voice, those eyes, that smile, THE HAIR! He was a total heart throb. After his days with the famed boy band ended, Ashley went on to record a Top 10 solo album.
Ashley also starred in his own MTV reality series titled There And Back which followed his pursuit and struggle to become a solo artist and shake his then, boy band image. We also got a chance to see his relationship with then-pregnant fiancé (who are no longer together) and the birth of his son, Lyric. In 2007, Ashley starred as Link in the Broadway’s Tony Award winning, Hairspray. He was doing such a great job in the role, the producers asked him to extend his contract four times.
In addition to music and acting, Ashley is also an ambassador of The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. What a guy! Check out the photos courtesy of my friend, Michael Freeby as well as Let U Go, his hit solo single and a video throwback to O-Town.
I have been waiting for this day for a long time and finally, it has arrived. One of my favorite UK artists, FRANKMUSIK, has finally released a new EP just in time for Valentine’s Day. The new set titled Far From Over contains four brand new tracks that are sure to please the fans that Vincent Frank garnered when he first popped up only five years ago with the album, Complete Me.
This afternoon, I received a voicemail from Vincent himself saying that he’d love to chat with me on Skype to talk about the new EP, how to download it and raising money for his charity partner, Oxfam. Needless to say, it was great catching up with him again and I can tell that he’s definitely a really good and inspirational place. One thing we chatted about was how he felt his second album, Do It In The AM was somewhat of a misstep. Having listened to his new material, I think Vincent has definitely hit the nail right on the head. 2013 is definitely going to be his year.
Hello boys and girls. Hope you’re all doing well this fine festive day. Since Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love and affection, I thought this would be a perfect day to profess our love to all our loyal readers (new and old). We would be nothing without you and appreciate each and everyone of you taking time out of your hectic days to visit us. Hope you all have a great Valentines Day. xoxo the Homorazzi boys.
Josh Duhamel is very handsome- there is no denying that. But nothing makes a man sexier than when he has a few dance moves in his back pocket to win you over on the dance floor. On last night’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Josh and Jimmy cut a rug together with a little back beat courtesy of Jimmy’s late night band, The Roots. What got this conversation going? Talk of Fergie, Josh’s beau.
“Here’s my one concern I would have being married to Fergie—dancing. Does she make you dance?” Jimmy asked. “She’s a good dancer.” Josh replied with “We’ve danced, but I keep the expectations low.” That suddenly lead into Josh asking Jimmy to dance with him. After Jimmy displays he’s go-to move, the back-up to the bar, the boys got up infront of the desk and decided to show off.
After watching the clip a few times, I can’t help but want to hit up the club with Duhamel and test drive a few of those moves with him. Am I right?
I’m a little obsessed with Instagram, I’ll admit. So much that I’ve pretty much let my Twitter account fall to the wayside of automatic tweets from my Instagram account. I really enjoy viewing the lives of my friends, celebrities and a few random hotties through pictures and tag lines. Yesterday, a new celeb joined the famed photo application and already, thousands have double-tapped to like and follow him.
It’s a little mixed if he’s bringing SexyBack with his new tunes. But, when it comes to the photo department, he’s definitely got sexy on lock. Posting only photos in black and white, JT takes us backstage at the Grammy’s and behind the scenes of his show at the Hollywood Palladium. I can’t wait to see what JT will take pictures of…
This past summer, Coquitlam, BC native Tyler Shaw won the opportunity of a lifetime after submitting a cover online to MuchMusic’s Coca-Cola Covers Contest. This adorable 19-year-old is definitely stealing a few hearts with that smile that’ll make you giggle and a voice that’ll make you swoon. After a few months of prep, Tyler debuted his first single, Kiss Goodnight on Canadian radio.
The track is an absolute pop-candy earworm that I turn up every time I hear it on the radio. The video was released back in December but I finally saw it today when it was featured on the VEVO main page. The song itself definitely has an Owl City vibe while still staying true to Shaw’s acoustic sound. In the clip, Tyler and his crew break into a beautiful, locked and packed-up mansion in the forest, only to light it up with Christmas lights galore and enjoy a little night in.
At the age of thirteen, Tyler Shaw didn’t just discover some old guitar underneath his staircase, but in that moment he also discovered his passion. Having never taken a professional music lesson, Tyler developed his love and talent for performance on his own, and has drawn inspiration from a wide range of artists including John Mayer, Michael Bublé, and The Script. From one end of the country to the other, Tyler enrolled as a student at University of PEI, and it was here where his dorm friends encouraged him to submit some of his YouTube videos to MuchMusic’s Coca-Cola’s Covers competition. His talent didn’t go unnoticed and Tyler was chosen as the 2012 winner from over 13,000 submissions. His triumph was broadcasted live from the MuchMusic Video Awards stage in June of 2012.
This week, my buddy Michael Freeby shared some new photos that he recently took of comedic gay icon, Bruce Vilanch. I first remember seeing Bruce on Hollywood Squares. I always thought he was funny but I didn’t know too much about him.
In addition to his successful stints as actor and comedian, Bruce has become very well-regarded in recent years for his writing; ever since 1989 Bruce has been the lead writer for both the Emmy’s and the Oscars. He has also written hit songs and albums for the likes of Eartha Kitt and the Village People.
In the cute photoshoot, Bruce dons his signature red glasses while posing infront of the famous Vegas welcome sign as well as painting his face with whiskers and dice. From writing for Diana Ross to performing on Broadway to taking me to see the Lion King, Bruce has really done it all!
Last week, OneRepublic released the music video for their new single, If I Lose Myself which will find it’s place on the band’s upcoming studio album, Naive. When the song first debuted, I immediately became a fan. The track seems to mix a little bit of Coldplay’s anthem-like sound with the breakdown of a David Guetta club banger, without all the extra electronic sounds. Despite the face that the song seems uplifting and powerful, it’s message and backstory is something of another nature.
“Even though it sounds like this euphoric, ‘let’s go crazy tonight‘ song, it’s a bit morbid; it’s about going down in an airplane,” frontman Ryan Tedder told MTV News. “Waking up on an airplane and finding our you’re going down, having that moment of sheer panic, looking out the window, seeing your life pass before you, [but] looking over to your right and seeing the person you love sitting next to you, and realizing ‘It could be worse … the next 90 seconds are going to be pretty thrilling, and this person is with me, so I’m okay.’”
In the video, a group of friends receive an invitation to a secret OneRepublic show in LA. As we follow the crew around the city chasing clues spray painted on fire hydrants and street signs, the video cuts to scenes of Ryan Tedder and the band jamming out to loft-life space full of fans. At the party, there is a ton of wolf and owl projection imagery ending with Ryan singing to the camera with a wolf projected on to his face. Check out If I Lose Myself below.