Before we get to the new track, can we briefly talk about how insanely cute Nick Noonan looks on the cover art? WOOF. That Amy Heidemann sure is one lucky chick.
Karmin just unveiled “Acapella,” the lead cut from their upcoming debut album. After the success of last year’s “Brokenhearted” the real-life couple have graduated from EPs to a full-length offering. I can’t wait. For this brand new era, the pop duo is channeling their earlier work before they were signed, just more aggressively and with a harder beat. Amy recently revealed to Rolling Stone, the stripped down track was “created almost exclusively with human voices.”
“We flipped the original meaning of Acapella to mean ‘D.I.Y.’ or should we say ‘D.I.A. – Do It Acapella!” – Amy Heidemann
I have to say, at first I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. After a couple of spins though, I found the hook irresistibly catchy and couldn’t get it out of my head. Give it a listen below and see if you find yourself in the same predicament afterward.
Back in 2010, Blake Skjellerup publicly came out to DNA magazine after competing at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. With the 2014 Sochi Games on the horizon where he hopes to better his sixteenth place finish, the Kiwi speed skater sat down, or should I say posed naked, for Gay Times magazine. If I were ice technicians working on the ice rink in Russia, I’d be half worried that Skjellerup’s hotness would melt away the racing surface. Sizzling doesn’t even begin to cover his spread.
In his interview with the British publication, Blake talks about the lack of sponsors, being bullied and if he has any fears about being a gay athlete competing in Russia. Check out a few quotes below, along with the cover shot by photographer James Demitri. It’s SFW with strategically placed skates hiding his goods.
“I’m a lone athlete so I have to do everything myself. I wouldn’t say I’ve lost my life to the sport, but I can’t see myself doing it for another four years after the next Winter Olympics.”
It just seems like yesterday when Johnny Depp played an undercover high school cop in 21 Jump Street. Believe it or not, Depp is now 50 years old. Where does the time go? He celebrated this milestone on Sunday June 9. Happy belated birthday.
Even though he started out his career as your run-of-the-mill teen heartthrob, nowadays he’s mostly known for playing eclectic characters. What other working actor has a resume of playing such memorable characters as Captain Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, Sweeney Todd, Tonto, Mad Hatter and Ichabod Crane?
You would think he’d have an Oscar by now. Alas, he’s mantle is still without one even with three Academy Award nominations to his credit- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Finding Neverland (2004) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007). Oh well, at least he can boast he’s been named the “Sexiest Man Alive” twice by People in 2003 and 2009.
In honor of Depp entering his golden decade, I wanted to ask our readers which of his films are their favorites. For me, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Finding Neverland, Edward Scissorhands and the Pirate movies are his best work. How about you? Cast your vote below.
It was all razzle and dazzle last night in New York City for the Tony Awards. Neil Patrick Harris returned for a fourth time to host the annual event celebrating the best on Broadway. Leading the pack was the Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein collaboration Kinky Boots which walked away with six awards, including best musical, best original score (Lauper) and best leading man (Billy Porter).
Speaking of Porter, his win was part of a historic night for African-American actors, who took three out of the four acting awards. Patina Miller and Cicely Tyson won for Pippin and The Trip to Bountiful respectively. Tyson returned to Broadway after a 30 year absence. It was the 79-year-old’s first Tony win. Not only did she look fantastic, but she delivered an elegantly poised heartwarming speech. Love this woman.
Other big winners of the night were Matilda the Musical and Pippin which won four awards apiece. Christopher Durang’s comical Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the best play Tony.
As you would expect, the telecast featured some amazing musical numbers. This year’s batch included ones from Motown the Musical, Bring It On The Musical, Pippin, Matilda The Musical and of course Kinky Boots to name a few. The cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella performed “Impossible.” As good as that number was, the song (for me) will forever be associated with Brandy and Whitney Houston. Loved their duet on the Disney musical from eons ago.
The highlight for me though was one that featured actors from recently canceled NBC shows performing with Harris. Andrew Rannells (The New Normal), Laura Benanti (Go On) and Megan Hilty (Smash) hilariously sang/talked about their failed Hollywood projects. Definitely a must-see. Check out all the memorable performances from last night below.
I’m certain the last thing Ciara was expecting while serving it on stage was to get served herself. Believe it or not, that’s exactly what happened.
During an outdoor mini-concert for LA Pride, West Hollywood club Hit Factory attempted to serve Ciara with papers. Allegedly, the club’s owners claim the “Body Party” singer backed out of a scheduled gig on Friday which they had been heavily promoting throughout the week. They are asking to be compensated for the money they spent on promotion as well as the sales that they lost due to the non-appearance.
Ciara’s rep maintains there’s no cause for a lawsuit as a deal was never sealed in the first place between her client and the gay bar since Ciara had already committed to perform at L.A. Gay Pride on Saturday night. The rep also claims The Hit Factory continued to promote Ciara’s supposed appearance in their bar despite being already notified against it early last week.
The Factory admits to having been advised by CiCi’s camp that she wasn’t allowed to perform, but could make an appearance at their event without any problems. I predict this is going to get messy. Hell hath no fury like a gay scorned. LOL. Check out the serving along with Ciara’s performances below.
One thing you can’t say about Gerard Butler is that he’s not a good sport. Just like his long parade of rumored female conquests, Butler seems to have a problem saying “no” ;)
The 43-year-old actor was game for anything during his appearance on the zany German show Wetten, Dass. After arriving at the bullfighting arena in a cute mini jeep, the sexy Scot cracked a walnut with his ass, poured ice down his pants and spoke German. He had much better luck with the first two tasks than the latter. Fluent in German he is not. Check out all the crazy shenanigans below.
During a performance by Richard and Adam Johnson on the season finale of Britain’s Got Talent, Simon Cowell found himself trying to dodge eggs. As the finalists sang, Natalie Holt, a viola player from the backup orchestra, stood from her chair and began throwing eggs at the Brit judge. Security immediately whisked her away but not before Cowell was hit. After the performance, Simon joked about the incident saying “I didn’t like eggs. Now I really don’t like them.”
The most remarkable thing about the entire incident is that Richard and Adam didn’t miss a note and continued to sing “The Impossible Dream” as mayhem ensued all around them. Consummate professionals indeed.
What prompted Holt’s actions? Apparently, she competed on the show last year with her band Raven Quartet. Natalie, a BAFTA-nominated composer who appeared in the closing ceremony of last summer’s Olympics, has subsequently apologized for her actions. “I want to apologize to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realized it was a silly thing to do.” Watch the entire thing go down below, along with Cowell’s immediate reaction.
In preparation for his Chippendales debut, Ian Ziering whittled down from 205 to 180 pounds. All the hard work at the gym paid off. The 49-year-old looked fantastic and seamlessly fit in with the rest of the dancers from the famed male revue including Amazing Race runner-ups James Vaughan and James Davis. Ziering flaunted his six-pack abs at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
“It’s a sexy, sensual show, and the girls do go wild,” Ian told the Las Vegas Sun. “It’s not a salacious, scandalous, back-alley production. The theater is $10 million. More people than not have seen me on television in swim shorts, so I don’t have any problem stripping down. We had shirtlessness on 90210, so I take all this with a grain of salt. With this new look, I have nothing to be ashamed of, and I can now stand quite tall with the other guys in the cast. They are great physical specimens.”
And “great physical specimens” they are. Check out Ian posing with James, Jaymes and two other sexy beasts below. I do love me some male strippers ;)