Just when I thought I had found ‘em all, I found another. Since 2006, Britain’s SHU Rugby Team release a hot annual naked calendar and this year was no exception. In addition to the 2011 Calendar, you can purchase an uncensored behind the scenes look on DVD of their photoshoot, which needless to say is totally worth it. These guys are not shy.

Whatever it is about British straight guys that make them so comfortable with their sexuality and naked bodies – I like it. I once watched a documentary about the trend for straight guys to make out with their guy friends, kissing hello and goodbye. Interestingly enough, Eric Anderson, a sociology lecturer at Bath University, researched this very topic: “I started going through my students’ Facebook profiles, with their permission, and was inundated with hundreds of photos of men kissing on their nights out,” he told Guardian.

He found that 89% of the polled men were cool with kissing another guy on the lips and almost 40% had engaged in “sustained kissing, initially for shock value, but now just for ‘a laugh’.” He adds that he grew up in U.S., and these findings reflect the changing view toward homophobia on college campuses. Awesome!

Behind the scenes video after the jump…

While Pink is busy asking you to “Raise Your Glass“, David Guetta, instead, wants you to “Raise Your Hands“. The French DJ has once again worked his magic on transforming an R&B singer into an electro-pop singing machine. This time the lucky recipient of his producing talents is urban crooner, Miguel. Their collaboration on “Raise Your Hands” leaked online and is so far receiving positive feedback.

Using pulsating synths with handclaps, David Guetta mixes Miguel’s vocals to those dance beats to create another potential dance anthem. At first listen, I liked it and can see it becoming a favorite of mine at the clubs. Not sure if the track is from an upcoming album from either artist, or just a stand-alone single. Whatever the purpose is, me likey the track very much. Check it out below.

listen to the track after the jump

Last night, Hollywood said thank you to the fans who voted a record breaking 175 million times for all of their favorites. That’s right, the People’s Choice Awards kicked off award show season with a bang on CBS. Hosted by Queen Latifah she started the show off with a random, irrelevant song and dance number which really confused me. It wasn’t an original song, nor a parody. Just Queen Latifah doing a terrible cover of the year’s hit song, Dynamite by Taio Cruz. The dancers on stage were good but her opening really served no purpose.

Besides our host, the stars really turned it out for a night on the town. The gowns from the ladies were extraordinary and the men looked dapper in their suits and ties. New dads Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka sat in the front row along with the Kardashians, Hellcats co-stars Aly Michalka & Ashley Tisdale and straight off the plane to the red carpet were the famous trio from the Twilight series.

Voting had closed before the new year except for two categories: Favorite New TV Drama and Favorite New TV Comedy. We were also treated to a few performances in the evening. Selena Gomez & The Scene who were voted best breakout artist this year performed their hit A Year Without Rain and hip hop/rock/country superstar Kid Rock also knocked out a stellar performance. But most importantly… WHO WON?

See this year’s winners after the jump.

Tech: My Top 6 Must Have iPad Apps

In: Gadgets & Tech, Redd

After being given an iPad for Christmas and using it for almost a month now, I’ve quickly decided that I love having it and I love how convenient it is. When I wanna quickly look up something like movie listings, restaurants, reviews, youtube videos, etc. I don’t have to pull out the laptop and wait for it to boot up. The iPad boots up pretty quick from it’s “off” state. So here are the Top 6 iPad apps i can’t live without.

1. Flip Board

Flipboard is a fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook and Twitter. See your social media in a magazine layout that is easy to scan and fun to read. Share articles and photos, comment on posts, and like or favorite anything. Customize your Flipboard with sections created from your favorite people, lists and blogs on Twitter.

Your Flipboard is everything you care about in one place. It’s your magazine. It’s your Flipboard.

I use Flipboard to read my favorite blogs & websites. You can even read your Twitter feed and Facebook feed just like a magazine!

More of my favorite iPad apps after the jump…

First Look: Randy Montana’s 1,000 Faces

In: Music, Tyrell

I had never heard of Randy Montana until I saw this music video which premiered a few days ago. This country/rock singer has a smooth vocal that makes this song a great listen. It reminds me a bit of a good Kenny Chesney tune mixed with a little bit of Creed melodies. A weird combination I know but trust me on this one, this song is really good and I can see it exploding this year on TV soundtracks everywhere with its great lyrics about love having many faces… one thousand to be exact.

Randy was born in Albany, New York and is the son of Billy Montana who’s written hits for Garth Brooks, Jo Dee Messina and Sara Evans. His first single Ain’t Much Left of Lovin’ You peaked at #36 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, so here’s hoping that his new single can do a little better. So far, its opened to mixed reviews with one reviewer saying “its a ‘grow-on-you-type’ but it feels genuine”. I love it but I’ll let you be the judge.

The video features Randy at an intersection playing with his band while many people and “faces” pass by. The video is pretty basic but gets the job done in portraying the story of what the song is about. The video is directed by Robert Deaton and George Flanigen.

Check out the 1,000 Faces Music Video after the jump.

Kathy Griffin A D-Lister No More

In: Donovan, TV Shows

After six seasons of trying to climb her way to the top, Kathy Griffin has decided to walk away from her highly-successful Bravo TV show. In a press release today, issued by Bravo, the network announced four upcoming Kathy Griffin comedy specials for 2011. What it failed to mention was that the spunky redhead was leaving her reality show. Griffin, instead, revealed to People Magazine her decision and future plans.

“It was a really tough decision, because I think of the ‘D-List’ as pretty much my baby for the last six seasons, and I also think it was really time to stop doing it,” Griffin tells People. “Reality is great, but I really didn’t set out to be a reality star. So now it’s time to spread my wings and show that I’m a little different than Kate Gosselin.”

“I’m not saying better, but maybe separate myself from the pack a little bit.”

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Sports Illustrated In 3D

In: Patrick, Random Reads, Sports & Health

Swimsuit models will be that much closer to getting their subscribers wet (in the dirty and not dirty sense of the phrase), as they step into 3D for the first time. In an effort to show draw some attention to its 3D product lineup, Sony is sponsoring a 3D video version of Sports Illustrated‘s new Swimsuit Issue! Most people don’t have 3D TVs yet, but by doing things like this, Sony hopes to slowly (but steadily) create more buzz and demand for these latest innovations in television. Michael Aragon, vice president and general manager for global digital video distribution and operations at Sony Network Entertainment explains:

“There’s sort of a chicken-and-egg problem going on right now, where the device penetration has been fairly low, so the studios have been fairly slow to release 3D content. Our expectation and our road map on this whole thing has been that this is going to be a little bit slower adoption than HD. While we might not be making tons of money on the 3D content, it seeds a universe of product that we have in 3D.”

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Starbucks Re-Brands For 2011

In: Random Reads, Tyrell

In the wake of it’s 40th anniversary, Starbucks has chosen this time as the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments and re-brand. I worked at Starbucks off and on for almost six years and when I heard that they were going about this I honestly thought Oh no!. Every now and again, Starbucks attempts a new style or barista skills or changes a recipe. Sometimes they fly, sometimes they BOMB. Now, with a re-design of their logo and cup design, I’m interested to see what else 2011 brings from the mega coffee company.

On the Starbucks website, CEO Howard Schultz sits down and explains the choice to re-brand and what it means for him and the company in the future. He gives us a history lesson on the past Starbucks logos and how they evolved into what it will be this spring. Even though Starbucks wants to prove with this change that they are more than just coffee, Shultz wants to assure us that they will still be committed to being the ultimate coffee provider.

Starbucks will continue to offer the highest-quality coffee, but we will offer other products as well – and while the integrity, quality and consistency of these products must remain true to who we are, our new brand identity will give us the freedom and flexibility to explore innovations and new channels of distribution that will keep us in step with our current customers and build strong connections with new customers.

More pictures after the jump…

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