Just heading out of Sydney to LA as we speak, Lady Gaga stopped by Oxford St. gay bar Nevermind in Sydney. Fans came for a great night out with the beautiful Courtney Act of Australian Idol fame performing, and got a treat when Gaga came on stage to perform! Until Courtney asked the crowd “…now who do you think you’re here to see?”.
Friends of mine in Sydney were losing their minds. Thing is they knew she was doing club performances, but no one really knew WHERE. Thing is Nevermind usually isn’t open on Monday nights HINT!!!! Lucky lucky people! ARGH!
Remember Cassie? She had that huge hit “Me & U” back in 2005. You’d think having a Top 5 Billboard hit as her debut single would’ve been the start of something great. Unfortunately, her debut album really went nowhere and her long-delayed sophomore album kept being pushed back. Somehow still, Cassie has remained in the spotlight with her fans continually wondering when the 24-year-old singer was going to drop new music.
Well, wonder no more. Cassie is staging a bit of a comeback or rather a re-introduction to the public. She’s prepping a sizzling new track titled, “Make You A Believer“. It promises to be a slammin’ track that will bring Cassie’s talents back to the forefront. In anticipation of the single’s release, she posed for a sultry fashion spread for Blank Magazine. Sporting a variety of designer duds from Balmain, Givenchy, Stella McCartney and more, Cassie looks smoking hot and pumps up the sex appeal volume.
Pia Toscano’s elimination on this year’s “American Idol” was arguably the most shocking. Many viewers thought she was a contender and should’ve lasted longer. As we all know in the world Idol, it’s not where you place, but rather what you do with your national exposure. Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert all didn’t win, but have certainly made the most of their Idol fame and achieved more success than most of the Idol winners. Will Pia Toscano follow suit or become Idol also-ran roadkill?
The stunning brunette debuted her first single on Ryan Seacrest’s show yesterday. “This Time” is a mid-tempo song written by Ester Dean who’s responsible for such hits like “S&M,” “Rude Boy” and “What’s My Name” for Rihanna and also Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”. Dean also co-wrote this season’s Idol win Scotty McCreery’s coronation song, “I Love You This Big“. So what does her new single sound like?
It’s more in the vein of McCreery than Rihanna. “This Time” sounds very Celine Dion-lite and other numerous songs you’d hear on adult contemporary stations. In fact, the track and vocals remind me of another previous Idol contestant… Katherine McPhee. I’m almost certain this won’t be the breakout hit Toscano is looking for, but I could be wrong. It’s a little surprising she didn’t come out the gates with a soaring ballad. We all know she loves doing those. Check out her debut single below. WARNING!!! You might find yourself falling asleep midway through the track. LOL.
“This Time” Chorus
This time, this time I’m gonna do it my away
This time, I’m finding out the hard away
This time, I’m gonna go back to the girl I was on the night you found me
No more, closing back the real me
Just wait, in a minute you’ll see
This time, is in time, it’s my time
Getting back to the real me
Homorazzi is an avid fan of DJ Earworm and his incredible ability to mash-up our favorite songs of the moment into a sexy melody. This new mix is no exception. Now this track did come out at the beginning of last month I know, but I heard it for the first time yesterday while listening to one of my favorite radio apps, GAY FM.
While some of Earworm’s latest mixes haven’t been my favorite, the blend of these songs with the video and the backbeat makes for a perfect blend of summer greatness. What I think makes this one better is that he only used a handful of songs versus trying to use 10 or 15. This mix was created to also help promote the new YouTube app on Android smartphones. You’ll see how that works into the video as well. Check out what songs made the mix.
Avril Lavigne – “What The Hell”
Black Eyed Peas – “The Time (Dirty Bit)”
Chris Brown – “Yeah 3X”
Enrique Iglesias – “Tonight”
Ke$ha – “We R Who We R”
Rihanna – “Only Girl”
Willow Smith – “Whip My Hair”
Mel Gibson‘s adopted gay brother, Andrew (that I didn’t even know he had) has broken his silence in an interview with The Sunday Times. Living in Redfern, Sydney Australia, he (like the rest of the world) has seen Mel’s reputation go down the tube so he thought he would speak up and defend his brother.
He talked about when he first heard the allegations that Mel had made anti-sematic and homophobic remarks saying, “When I heard them I just thought, ‘That isn’t Mel’. He has never said anything abusive, aggressive or racist in his life. I just had to turn the TV off and turn it to the wall for two weeks so I didn’t have to listen. The rest of the family did the same.”
“When I heard them I just thought: ‘That isn’t Mel.’ He has never said anything abusive aggressive or racist in his life,” Andrew Gibson explained to The Sunday Telegraph.
Oh man do I have a little bit of a $h!t mix for you. There is really no rhyme or reason to this li’l group of ditties today, but they’re all representing the sun coming out, cruising in a car with the window open on the way to the beach, and coming home sunburned and lazy. Wait, did I just describe the last couple weeks of my life? I THINK SO! Got a wicked British pop star, an American hip-hop chica, and an Australian group I have fond mem’z of.
Do you know Natalia. Wait. What? You don’t. YOU SHOULD! Kills’ debut album Perfectionist is a dirty pop dream, you know, the sweaty kind where you wake up breathing hard. And she WILL blow up in North America soon enough, so climb on the Kills train. She’s opened for Kelis, and for Robyn in their UK tours, and is opening for Ke$ha on her UK leg. She’s sexy and trashy as hell and her music is unbubbled British pop to the core. Although some of her other singles which you should youtube immedatement are a little more catchy, the combo of this video and song together gets my goat. Fact: I am a zombie movie fanatic. This video makes you feel like you’re watching something pirated you may get arrested for watching, and the slick down beats keep me wantin’ more Natalia.
Last week, I skipped out on my weekly New Releases post as there weren’t any to report due to the Canada Day and the Fourth of July long weekends. This week, there are so many new releases to bring you, it was hard to pick only a few to feature. This week’s main feature is the thrilling drama The Lincoln Lawyer which features the acting styles of Matthew McConaughey and Melissa Tomei with a dash of the sexy Ryan Phillipe thrown in. Check out the plot synopsis below:
In the gripping thriller “The Lincoln Lawyer,” Matthew McConaughey stars as Michael “Mick” Haller, a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter- variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller.
Special features on the disc include a featurette focused on the making of the film, a featurette at home and on the road with Mike Connelly, a one-on-one with Matthew and Mike and deleted scenes. This film has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars so I definitely recommend checking it out by purchasing it or renting on iTunes or Netflix.
Apparently today is the unofficial Kelly Clarkson leak new songs day. Earlier today, Patrick shared “What Doesn’t Kill You” and now I’m giving you a first listen at two more tracks from her upcoming fifth studio album. Three new songs from the original American Idol all in one day. Today is off to a great start. Clarkson must be livid about all these leaks. In previous instances, Kelly has been very vocal about her unfinished work hitting the internet. When half her last album leaked, the German hacker responsible was sentenced and is currently behind bars. I wonder if the same fate awaits the person uploading all of Kelly’s new tracks. Maybe she’ll be more lenient this time, which brings me to the first track.
The first of the two tracks I have for you today is “I Forgive You“. The beat and arrangement is very Kelly Clarkson, but the lyrics reflect a more grown-up Kelly. Instead of being the angry “Since U Been Gone” or “Never Again” singer, this Kelly chooses the path of forgiveness instead of kicking her man to the curb. Check out a snippet of the lyrics:
“I forgive you, we were just a couple of kids trying to figure out how to live, doin’ it our way. No shame, no blame, cuz the damage is done, and I forgive you.”