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Music: J.Lo Versus Brandy

In: Music, Redd, Videos
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I actually didn’t know this, but the song Louboutins was originally written for Brandy but because her career bombed, J.Lo ended up recording the song. Ironically enough, J.Lo’s career/album also bombed and she was let go by SONY BMG. I always wonder how these tracks would have done if it ended up being recorded by the intended artist. Like the song “Umbrella” by Rihanna was originally written for Britney Spears and was rejected then offered to Mary J. Blige.

Here’s Brandy’s demo track for Louboutins. I think Brandy’s soulful vocals were a better fit for this song and actually hide the fact that the song is kind of stupid. Definitely a fan of Brandy’s version! Which one do you like better? Keep in mind that Brandy’s version is only a demo and does not have the full production like J.Lo’s so listen to the vocals not the track behind it.

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The New Susan Boyle?

In: Patrick, Videos
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Lin Yu Chun sings Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” in a Taiwanese singing competition called Super Star Avenue…and is absolutely amazing. As you know, very seldom on American Idol can someone take on a Whitney Houston song without butchering it, but this 24 year old was pretty incredible.

“I now have more confidence in pursuing a singing career,” he told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “You don’t have to be a good-looking man or woman to succeed. Just be yourself and try your best.” He also added “”Being fat draws a lot of mockery in our society.” He would play the song over and over again in his room. He also listened to songs from Celine Dion and Mariah Carey to give him the motivation to keep moving on, despite what people said about him. Inspiring story.

Check it out after the jump…

Date Raped… But The Sex Was Spectacular

In: Music, Patrick, Videos
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Haha, I can’t even believe I’m writing about this but it just blows my mind, and it’s creating quite the stir. This song/video by 23 year old Kiely Williams (formerly of The Cheetah Girls) is about a woman who goes out, essentially gets date raped by has a one night stand with a guy, but says the sex was Spectacular (which is also the song name) and he could do it again if he wanted to. I’ll share the music video, as well as the video response she released today defending the video, later in the post.

“Last I remember I was face down/Ass up, clothes off, broke off, dozed off/Even though I’m not sure of his name/He could get it again if he wanted….What was I drinking…I can’t believe I blacked out.”

This chick gives trashy Ke$ha a run for her money…and she sounds better too! I don’t mind the track to tell you the truth – LOL. Oh, it’s not like I don’t know a few (or a lot) of people that can relate to this song. Anyway, Williams is defending the song and video and has said the following in response:

“I am an actor and performer. I have been so since my first role in a television pilot at five-years-old. I am playing a character in the music video for the song ‘Spectacular’, as I did in the ‘Cheetah Girl’ movies….The fact is, that sometimes women get intoxicated and have unprotected sex. My video puts this issue fron and centre. It is absurd to infer or suggest I am condoning this behaviour.”

The Music Video & her video response to the criticism, after the jump

“Ellen Doesn’t Like Our Country Well”

In: Patrick, TV Shows, Videos
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WTF does that even mean? Well, a family battling it out on the game show Family Feud was working on a category called “Things We Know About Ellen Degeneres.” There are several things we know about Ellen:

  • She has a talkshow
  • She’s a judge on American Idol
  • She’s gay
  • She’s a comedian
  • She’s “married” to Portia

I could go on and on and on. Never would it cross my mind to say “Ellen doesn’t like our country very well,” for several reason. (a) Because it grammatically doesn’t even make sense. (b) Because Ellen is one of the kindest people out there. (c) As if that’s one of the answers, bozo! Check out the clip of Ellen showing the footage of the contestant saying this from the Family Feud show on her talk show, and her response to it. “Show Me Ellen Hates America….” I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say that perhaps it was coming from a place whereby she doesn’t like the country, because the U.S. doesn’t recognize her marriage – which in that case would be fair. It just, well, didn’t come out right.

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Happiness for and by Alexis Jordan

In: Music, Patrick, Videos
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A pretty 18-year old YouTube star (she turned 18 yesterday on April 7th) is now releasing a single under Jay-Z’s label and making her debut with Roc Nation and Sony Music Entertainment. The song “Happiness” is actually really hot, and she has an amazing voice. She says, “I only sing songs that are from my heart….Because if I can’t feel it, it’s not going to come out right.”

Makes sense, and I’m sure she’s feeling pretty happy right now – so it’s definitely coming out right. When she was 14, she entered America’s Got Talent and made it all the way to the semi-finals, with a show stopping performance of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” Simon said, “You are an amazing singer,” and we all know he only says that when he means it.

Her next single will be “How You Like Me Now” where she struts her stuff and “let’s us know that success is always within her reach and that she is better than ever.”

Check out her song after the jump…

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This guys is absolutely hilarious in discussing a few of his pet peeves…mostly because I can relate to a lot of them. My absolute favorite is one mentioned in the title. Seriously, what the hell is that stupid-ass cover for? It doesn’t fit in with the rest of my normal DVD cases, that already are in a case, and don’t need another cardboard case with the exact same information and image on it. That’s just annoying!

Other things that I find annoying:

  • Loud chewers – like nails on a chalkboard to me!
  • Driving with road ragers – seriously! Chill out!
  • People that have nothing nice to say about anything – Ironic for this post, haha!
  • When the Green Peace people are on both sides of the street so you have no choice but to run into one or the other, and have them ask you if you have time/money – what is this, and ambush!? Every day on my way to work?

Now, watch Kingsley’s video of his pet peeves. It’s hilarious.

Video after the jump…

Fast Food Running Out Of Ideas

In: Patrick, Random Reads, Videos
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This is so bizarre. KFC is introducing the most bizarre sandwich ever, and Burger King is copying one of McDonald’s sandwiches so they decided to make a commercial about copying McDonald’s sandwich.

First there’s KFC:

“The new KFC Double Down sandwich is real and it’s coming April 12th! This one-of-a-kind sandwich features two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets (Original Recipe® or Grilled), two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce. This product is so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!”

The Double Down comes in two versions – Original Recipe® (32 grams of fat, 540 calories, & 1380mg of Sodium) or Grilled (23 grams of fat, 460 calories, & 1430mg of Sodium). Throw two pieces of chicken together, some bacon, sauce, and cheese in the middle, and you’ve got something that would make Jamie Oliver the opposite of proud. PS. There’s even a countdown clock for this!

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Now, in the following commerical, you witness the Burger King breaking into McDonald’s headquarters to steal the recipe for the Sausage & Egg McMuffin. He is successful, and leaves without getting caught. Here’s the twist – It’s Burger King’s commercial! I actually kinda love, since it’s so in your face and they’re definitely pushing the limit and likely figured out what they could & couldn’t do. So, they want to introduce their own Sausage & Egg muffin (BK Breakfast Muffin Sandwich), saying, “It’s not that original, but it’s super affordable.”

Check it out after the jump…

Lindsay Lohan’s Indian Journey

In: Patrick, Politics & Issues, Videos
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Jambo! Wow, for once there’s something serious and grown up coming from Lindsay. She’s just released a one hour documentary of a journey she took to India to investigate child trafficking and why it’s happening. If I had the opportunity, this is the type of thing I would like to do if – I could just pick up and leave and go help those less fortunate. Perhaps later in life I’ll be able to do something like that, but I’m glad that Lindsay (that has more or less tarnished her reputation with her unprofessional-ism on set, bad girl persona in the tabloids, and apparent substance abuse) has taken the time to share an important story (and perhaps enlighten herself and repair her image in the process).

As the capital Delhi prepares to host the Commonwealth Games, she talks to young boys just rescued from factories in the slums. When she learns that many have been sent away with traffickers by their own parents, Lindsay sets off to find out why.

In West Bengal, parents, child victims, and a former trafficker share their stories and reveal the desperate poverty which fuels this cruel trade in children.

As India’s economy is booming, Lindsay asks what can be done to stop this abuse.

Documentary videos after the jump…

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