Whitney Scores Big Ratings For Lifetime

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Whitney Houston’s family who publicly condemned the film may have not watched Whitney, but millions of others did. The Lifetime movie attracted about 4.5 million viewers on Saturday night. It handily beat recent biopics about Aaliyah, Elizabeth Taylor and Anna Nicole Smith that aired on the network.

Most people who tuned in to catch Angela Bassett’s directorial debut stuck around for most of the evening. An hour-long interview with Bobby Brown generated 4.1 million viewers and Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances hosted by Clive Davis drew 3.2 million viewers. Speaking of Clive, he wasn’t portrayed in the most flattering light in the film. I wonder how he feels about that.

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Frank Ocean Pays Tribute To Aaliyah With Cover

In: Donovan, Music

Aaliyah would’ve celebrated her 36th birthday last week on January 16. “At Your Best (You Are Love)” was originally recorded by The Isley Brothers in the 1970s. Aaliyah then covered it for her debut album, releasing it as her second single. Though it’s not an Aaliyah original, it’s safe to assume Frank Ocean recorded the track as a tribute to the late R&B singer given it’s proximity to her birthday.

Ocean’s take on the soulful ballad, which he titled “You Are Luhh” on tumbler, is absolutely divine. His buttery falsetto is pure money as he emotionally belts out some of the lyrics. Hopefully, Frank is prepping his sophomore album. I’m craving more new music after hearing this beautiful rendition. Give it a listen below.

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During the show’s winter hiatus, Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein ad campaign launched. Naturally, Saturday Night Live parodied the much-mocked ads on its first show in 2015. They would’ve been stupid if they let this golden opportunity slip away.

Kate McKinnon who’s brilliantly impersonated The Biebs before, once again does a stellar job. Cecily Strong joins in on the action to play blond model Lara Stone featured in the campaign. Watch the hilarious spoof below which addresses Justin’s reportedly enlarged photoshopped bulge.

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After NBC scored boffo ratings with its live production of The Sound of Music, FOX announced it was going to tackle a classic musical as well. Wisely, they picked the beloved Grease. Based on brand recognition alone, the network should generate decent ratings. Something NBC knows all to well after picking the not-so-popular Peter Pan for its second live production.

FOX recently released the first two names participating in Grease. While no one can ever fully live up to Olivia Newton-John’s performance in the film, Julianne Hough is a pretty decent choice to play Sandy. She can dance, has that wholesome girl-next-door quality and can carry a tune. Find out who’s taking on Rizzo below.

“Grease is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy,” Julianne shared in a statement. “My siblings and I watched it and played it out over and over when we were kids. This is my dream role and performing it live on television will be one of the most thrilling opportunities I’ve had in my career so far.”

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Giorgio Moroder is a legendary producer credited with pioneering synth disco and electronic dance music and best known for his collaborations with Donna Summer. This year, the 74-year-old Italian producer releases his first LP in over 30 years and has enlisted an impressive roster of talent to provide vocals. Some of the talent involved include Sia, Charli XCX, Britney Spears, Foxes, Mikky Ekko and Kylie Minogue.

Speaking of the latter, “Right Here, Right Now” featuring the Aussie diva has surfaced. Not surprisingly, it’s beyond sick. Love the vintage disco vibe. Dare I say it’s better than anything featured on her previous album, Kiss Me Once. Don’t take my word for it, give it a listen below. Can’t wait for the accompanying video to drop.

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Sports Stud: Brian Pruett

In: Patrick, Sports & Health, Totally GAY!

For this week’s Sports Stud, we’re featuring college baseball player and model, Brian Pruett who plays for Florida Gulf Coast University. Prior to this, he was the short stop for Coastal Carolina University.

Given the fact that Pruett is quite the stud (as you’ll see in the photos below) he has a pretty large social media presence. The heartthrob currently has over 75,500 followers on Instagram and over 77,000 on Twitter. I do like the inspirational messages he posts on Twitter. A couple examples include, “You have two lives. The second one starts when you realize that you only have one,” and “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming what you once thought you couldn’t.” He seems very grounded and likely a positive influence on his teammates and those close to him. Best of luck to him in the upcoming season!

Check out some of his photos below!

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It’s a good thing for Lea Michele that Ryan Murphy loves collaborating multiple times with his cast. When Glee sings its final note, the 28-year-old actress already has her next gig lined up. Good for her because sadly her recording career fell flat despite having a couple of good tracks.

Michele joins previously announced stars Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis in Murphy’s latest anthology series, Scream Queens. The comedy horror debuts this Fall and will revolve around a series of murders on a college campus. If renewed, it will follow in the footsteps of American Horror Story and feature a new plot and cast every season.

Also joining the show in a recurring role is pop sensation Ariana Grande. While she’s currently tearing up the charts, she previously starred in two television series- Victorious and Sam & Cat. Find out below who else has signed on to the show.

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Previously, Kit Harington revealed he was forbidden to cut his hair due to his Game of Thrones role. Guess he either got permission or the 28-year-old actor is in a rebellious mood. He recently chopped off a few inches off his signature ‘do and shows it off in a new ad campaign for Jimmy Choo.

“Kit has an innate confidence and projects a playfully rebellious nature,” said Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo’s creative director (via WWD). “He has an overtly masculine style that feels effortlessly cool, and a great sense of humor, and beneath that intensity he is a true gentleman.

While Kit is cute either way and probably could rock a mullet well, I’m partial to his longer locks. Do you agree? Check out more images snapped by Steven Klein below, along with a couple of video clips.

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