British Girl Group Showdown: The Saturdays vs Parade

In: Donovan, Music

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The UK probably has more girl groups per capita than anywhere else in the world. South Korea probably comes a close second. Two of country’s hottest girl groups both recently released brand new music videos for their respective singles. Both of which will be fighting it out for supremacy on the charts across the pond.

First up are my girls, The Saturdays. Una Healy, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford, Vanessa White and Rochelle Wiseman form the fabulous quintet. Their past single, “Higher” is still on my iTunes pop playlist. Love these ladies. Recently, the fivesome trekked over to Los Angeles to film their latest music video, “Notorious“. The Mac-produced dance-pop track has been receiving positive feedback. Some say it’s Black Eyed Peas meets Kelis and Rihanna. I have to say, I sorta agree. I can definitely see this becoming another hit for them. Hopefully, they’ll crossover and start receiving love from North American audiences.

In the other corner of our UK girl group showdown are newbies, Emily Biggs, Lauren Deegan, Bianca Claxton, Jessica Agombar and Sian Charlesworth, better known as Parade. These girls made a huge splash with their debut single, “Louder” which became a Top 10 hit. Now, they’re back with their follow-up single, “Perfume“, and I predict it’ll be another hit for them. It’s fun and catchy, perfect for summer. Check out both videos below and decide which one is better.

watch both videos after the jump

Michelle Williams Is The Good Witch

In: Donovan, Movies

My favorite “Dawson’s Creek” alum just scored a major gig and I couldn’t be any happier for her. Michelle Williams landed the role of Glinda the Good Witch in “The Wizard of Oz” prequel, “Oz, the Great and Powerful“. She joins a star-studded cast which includes James Franco, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz in the Disney flick. Director Sam Raimi is helming the project.

Williams is the last person to round out the cast due to an intense stand-off with Raimi and Disney. The studio was passionate about Williams playing Glinda while Raimi wanted Hilary Swank. Obviously, the studio won out and I’m glad. While I love watching Michelle in indie films like “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain“, I want box office success for her. The 30-year-old actress has been nominated twice for an Academy and a blockbuster movie is long overdue on her resume.

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Is “Carrie” Being Remade?

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Movies, Tyrell

I had heard through the grapevine that this may become a reality and now, it’s looking that way. Studio heavy hitter MGM is teaming up with Screen Gems to remake the classic prom horror flick Carrie. The revamp will include a new script penned by Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Steven King’s novel turned movie was actually King’s first work. How interesting. The story (if you are unfamiliar) revolves around a girl in high school who is pretty shy and sheltered. When pushed too far by her classmates who prank her by having pig’s blood poured on her head at prom, she begins to use her telekinetic powers to reek havoc on those who gave her a hard time. Don’t worry Carrie… it gets better.

The original film starred Sissy Spacek in the iconic role of Carrie and also introduced us to a young John Travolta. No word on casting yet but that doesn’t stop me from putting in my two cents on who I think should play the next Carrie… and I want your opinion too.

Check out who I think should play Carrie after the jump.

American Idol 10: Top 3 Eliminations

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Since I’m busy prepping a long-weekend trip away with Brian, I have a million and one things to do tonight. That being said, I’m going to try a new format for writing my elimination post- bullet form, ya’ll. No longer will I ramble (yeah right). You’re just going to get the facts with a comment here and there. PS. Just in case you were wondering, we’re flying on the Helijet to Victoria on Vancouver Island for four days. So excited. It’ll be a nice quiet and romantic trip. On with the results show.

  • Over 95 million votes were cast. The most ever for a Final 3 round. Also, it was 15 million more than last year’s finale show
  • The number of votes proves no one cared about last season’s group. I maintain Lee DeWyze is the worst winner ever. More so than Taylor Hicks and that’s saying a lot. For all of you who disagree, look at the Billboard numbers. Until Lee sells more than Taylor, I’m going to stand by this. PS. Crystal Bowersox should’ve won.
  • The Idols get to meet J.J. Abrams. So jealous. I love that man. He did Felicity, Alias and Lost. The Holy Trinity of awesomeness.
  • Abrams lends them 8mm cameras to document their hometown visits. Double jealous. I want one. Someone send me one.
  • Elle Fanning, star of Abram’s summer movie “Super 8” was in the audience.
  • Was it me or was she super annoying? Her revealing of her cousin’s crush was the most drawn out irritating thing ever. That’s saying a lot considering its an hour long results show.
  • Dakota Fanning was eerily mature for her age when she was young. She should give lil sis a few pointers. Seriously, Dakota was like an old woman in a young woman’s body. Benjamin-a Button

find out who was eliminated after the jump

Back in December, I gave Homorazzi readers a first glance at images from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s recreation of the cartoon classic, The Adventures of TinTin. The movie trailer has been released and I couldn’t be more excited. There is only one downside… the trailer doesn’t give us much to look other than a few shots that minimally involve the actors.

I am assuming that is due to post production still be doing on the final product. However in the grand scheme of things, October 26th (which also happens to be my birthday…) isn’t that far away. But sometimes, a little tease is better than giving us all the goods. This film was created using the same technology that Steven Spielberg used in his creation of Avatar and stars Jamie Bell as the lovable TinTin.

The animation looks great but I was honestly expecting it to look an feel more Avatar-like in its realness. Maybe I’ll have to save to my judgement for when the flick hits theaters and I’m wearing those awesome and stylish 3D glasses. This is one of my favorite TinTin stories and episodes from the TV series so I really hope it doesn’t suck.

Watch the official TinTin trailer after the jump.

Tyra Banks Claims No More “Normal” ANTM Cycles

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Whatcha talking about Willis? Out with the old and in with the new. Beginning next cycle, with the long-awaited all-star edition of “America’s Next Top Model“, the reality show will begin a new era. According to Tyra Banks herself, ANTM “will never have another normal cycle of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ again“. Banks dropped the bombshell at The CW’s upfront presentation to advertisers.

According to reports, CW executives aren’t completely sure what she meant. Personally, I don’t even think Tyrant knows what she is talking about. LOL. Banks didn’t elaborate any further on her promise. I’m thinking we’re in store for a ton of gimmicky cycles. Perhaps, a plus-size, sorry, fiercely real edition is heading our way. Oh wait, how about a handi-capable cycle.

find out what “special” cycles I hope Tyra has after the jump

Yesterday (May 19th), professional bowler, Scott Norton publicly announced that bowling balls weren’t the only balls he was into (I couldn’t resist) and that he was gay. Norton, who was awarded the Professional Bowlers Association Rookie of the Year Award, was inspired by Phoenix Suns President & CEO Rick Welts who came out on May 15th.

The other day I informed you that the SF Giants were going to be putting out the first ever “It Gets Better” video done by a sports team. Their efforts combined with the courageous athletes that continue to come forward and be honest about their sexuality, it’s clear that we’re definitely paving the way for the younger generation to be comfortable in their own skin. Being gay doesn’t define who you are, and gays can be (and are) anything they want to be – including professional athletes

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Will Tomorrow Be The End Of The World?

In: Patrick, Random Reads

Well, that’s what some believe. Harold Camping (pictured above, 89) from Oakland, California, believes that Saturday, May 21st is Judgement Day. Eeks, if that’s the case, I better plan on doing something meaningful and fun on Friday night. I’m kidding. Remember Y2K? Yeah, that turned out to be nothing but a mediocre song on Will Smith’s “Willennium” album.

Camping believes that “there’s going to be a huge earthquake that’s going to make the big earthquake in Japan seem like a Sunday School picnic.” He says that his claims are based on studying the bible for decades. Chris McCann (part of eBible Fellowship) who also believes that the rapture is upon us said, “We had a final lunch and everyone said goodbye. We don’t actually know who’s saved and who isn’t, but we won’t gather as a fellowship again.”

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