Album Review: Far East Movement: Free Wired

In: Music, Tyrell

I first heard The Far East Movement (abbreviated FM) on the soundtrack to one of my favorite movies, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Their song Round Round catapulted them into stardom after it was featured on a few other American network shows like CSI: Miami and Entourage. This group of performers range from various Asian cultures including Korean, Filipino and Chinese/Japanese.

After signing with major label Cherrytree Records (a subdivision of Interscope), their album Free Wired began to take shape. One of their hits from the year, Girls On the Dancefloor was added as well as their current platinum hit Like a G6 which was just recently featured on this week’s episode of Gossip Girl. The track also hit #1 on iTunes. The album features some heavy hitters in the biz like Keri Hilson, Snoop Dogg and One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.

Check out my favorite tracks and their videos after the jump…

OverChering

In: Saturday Submissions

Cher needs a new bag of tricks.

As seamless and well-produced as her current incarnation is on stage at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, it’s yearning for one of the stunning reinventions the Grammy-winning music icon is so known for.

A change wouldn’t just be in the best interests of her loyal fans either as it appears that even the ageless wonder herself is in need of new energy, new drive and, of course, new costumes. As announced last month, Cher’s spectacle in Sin City winds down in February after a three-year stint in residence and the curtain is lowering none-too-soon.

No one can fault the performer for her show really. She is still in incredible visual shape – pulling off all of the skimpiest Bob Mackie outfits she has made famous over her 40 years in the spotlight. Her vocals sound far richer than before. The musical arrangements have been tailored to her maturing voice – and the resulting texture is undeniable.

Read the rest of this entry »

ANTM Cycle 15: Episode 7 Preview Pics

In: Donovan, TV Shows

I can’t believe we’re down to eight girls already. This cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” is moving extremely fast, which means it’s an entertaining one. Italian photographer (pictured above) Francesco Carrozzini, takes the helm for this week’s “interesting” photo shoot. I can’t say I’m too familiar with his work, but considering the caliber of photographers this year, I’m sure he can hold his own. Having a little eye candy behind the camera for once, doesn’t hurt either.

If you’re like me and enjoy looking at the pictures, before the episode airs, you’ll appreciate the preview pics. Personally, I love formulating my own opinions on the photos and predicting the elimination before hearing what Tyra and the judges have to say. I hate watching the first five minutes of each episode, because based on the editing, you have a pretty good idea who’s going home before even seeing the photo shoot.

warning: spoilers pics from this week’s photo shoot after the jump

Ke$ha, my middle name is GLITTER, is working her magic once again. I have no doubt her new single “We R Who We R” will be a commercial success and give the artist her sixth straight Billboard Top 10 hit. It’ll serve as the first single off her upcoming EP, “Cannibal” which hits stores on November 22. She’s jumped on the album re-release band wagon and re-releasing her debut album “Animal” with eight new tracks.

If you found yourself having a hard time shaking Ke$ha’s songs out of your head in the past, may the force be with you on this one. This one has addictive guilty pleasure written all over it. “We R Who We R” sounds like the love child of “Tik Tok” and Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love Again“. In other words, this is pop heaven. It should come as no surprise, given the track was produced by Dr. Luke.

listen to the track after the jump

Cans, bottles, cardboard, and glass are just some of the things that impact the environment every time you buy soda(s) or sparkling water from your local convenience store. We’re all guilty of it. But, did you know there a product out there that makes it possible for you to make your own at home using reusable bottles? It’s called SodaStream and it allows you to use tap water into sparking water in 3 seconds. Following that you can add flavor to it if you wish, and voila!

After seeing the product being demoed at Macy’s in Seattle, the company was gracious enough to have sent me one to try out and after seeing it in my kitchen and trying it out first hand (making them, and drinking them) I believe this is gonna be / should be one of the must haves for Christmas this year.

Read the rest of this entry »

2010 VH1 Divas Live: Meet This Year’s Divas

In: Donovan, Music, TV Shows

After successfully resurrecting their popular “Divas Live” special in 2009, VH1 is bringing it back in 2010 but with a little makeover. For its ninth installment, the network is forgoing bringing a “traditional” wailer a la Mariah Carey or Celine Dion or honoring a living legend. Instead VH1 is looking to a more contemporary line-up of female singers. This year’s performers include Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland and Hayley Williams‘ Paramore.

The 2010 Divas show gives the “Divas” franchise a military makeover. Titled “2010 VH1 Divas Salute The Troops“, the show will partner with the USO to bring the iconic event to America’s troops and their families. Drawing from the tone of the original USO shows and using Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego as home base, this year’s VH1 Divas show will be a unique and uplifting version of VH1’s high profile signature event. All the performers, with exception to Paramore, will be performing at this location. Hayley Williams and company will be entertaining troops at an undisclosed military base in the Middle East.

Read the rest of this entry »

Normally a show with two incredibly handsome actors would be a shoe-in for a spot on my TV viewing schedule, but for some reason or another, I’ve never watched an episode of The CW’s “Supernatural“. Maybe it’s the Friday night timeslot? Whatever it is, I’m a “Supernatural” virgin. That doesn’t mean, however, I can’t appreciate the juicy man candy on the show.

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki play brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester, who hunt demons and other figures of the paranormal. The show is its six and rumored final season. When surfing the web for pictures for this post, I was like a dog heat looking at the copious amounts of sexy images of two actors. See the fruits of my labor below.

Take a look at some basic stats of the two, before we dissect which Winchester brother is hotter?

JENSEN ACKLES (left)
Birth Date: March 1, 1978 (age 32)
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 6′ 1″

JARED PADALECKI (right)
Birth Date: July 19, 1982 (age 28)
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Height: 6′ 4″

view shirtless side-by-side comparisons after the jump

Movie Review: Jackass 3D

In: Movies, Patrick

Forget the gag reel…this is GAG FOR REAL! Wow. I’ll start off by saying I didn’t expect to like this movie as much as I did. It makes you laugh, it makes you cringe, and it literally made me gag a few times as well. Some parts I actually looked away momentarily until what was going on was over – and I’m never that person. In any event, the theater (which was full) and the audience was alive the entire time – laughing, cringing…going, “Awwwww!!!!” at the painful, gross or better yet, disgusting parts.

The film starts off with a pretty cool and explosive intro with all of the main Jackasses. Their mother’s must be proud. From their, they get right into it. Stunt after stunt. Idiotic act after idiotic act, of course led by their fearless (and I’m guessing at the very least bisexual) leader, Johnny Knoxville.

Read the rest of this entry »

Page 1,563 of 2,011« First...1020...1,5611,5621,5631,5641,565...1,5701,580...Last »

Be Our Friend

What If You Dislike Your Friend’s Boyfriend?