As part of iTunes’ Countdown program, Jennifer Lopez is revealing several tracks from her upcoming album, “Love?” to build buzz for her upcoming CD. This iTunes promotional strategy has been used successfully by Carrie Underwood, Ke$ha and Taylor Swift when they promoted their most recent offerings. Below is the release schedule of Jen’s singles, in anticipation of the album’s May 3rd release.
March 22: “Ven a Bailar (On the Floor)” ft. Pitbull single release
April 5: “I’m Into You” ft. Lil Wayne single release?
April 19: “Papi” single release?
April 26: “Love?” single release?
May 3: “Love?” album release
For two of the tracks, “I’m So Into You” and “Papi“, the new American Idol judge is showing off two smoking hot single covers. At 41, Jennifer Lopez is looking as hot as ever. Few would’ve predicted after the commercial failures of her previous comeback singles, “Louboutins” included, that she would be riding high on the charts again. Certainly not me.
Jennifer Lopez’s diva attitude and demands have been widely long reported. Just check out a recent job description for a personal assistant that circulated last summer. Whether they’re true or not, most people are aware of them. So, when it came time for a prank orchestrated by Ellen Degeneres, it wasn’t too unimaginable for two unsuspecting job applicants.
During her appearance on Ellen’s show back in January (which I only caught when it re-aired this past Friday) the funny lady enlisted the new American Idol judge for an elaborate prank. Side note, I wonder if Ellen is at all bitter that Lopez is better on Idol’s judging panel than she ever was? Hmmm, anyhoo. In an office outfitted with hidden cameras, Lopez interviewed two potential assistants. Via a hidden mic, Degeneres fed the “Hit The Floor” singer lines and instructions as Lopez conducted the interview.
The upbeat “On The Floor” track that features Pitbull is J Lo‘s first big single in a while (since Louboutins), and the diva just premiered the accompanying music video on American Idol last night. It was shown towards the end of the episode when the judges (including Lopez) pretended they needed more time to deliberate, so Ryan Seacrest suggests showing the music video while they took more time to make their decision on an elimination. Right…. Well, the video is no “Hold It Against Me” or “Born This Way,” but it’s true to what you’d expect from JLo so it that regard, it doesn’t disappoint. Actually, the only thing that was comparable to the Brit and Gaga vids was the product placement the beginning when her driver drops her off at the club in a BMW, takes out a branded jewellery box, and puts on some majorly blingin’ Swarovski earrings. That said, “Don’t be fooled by the rocks” in her box, she’s still Jenny From The Block when she cuts loose on the dance floor inside.
There are a few different JLo’s in this video: (1) A queen-like Lopez who barely moves, judging everyone on the floor from an overhead balcony. (2) JLo in a shimmery bodysuit dancing by herself (3) A more edgy, fun JLo who lets loose on the floor, really bringing the lyrics of the song to life.
Remember when you were a kid and there were those Choose Your Own Adventure books? Well now, Jennifer Lopez is bringing it back, so to speak. J.Lo is pairing up with American Idol to have you the fans vote to pick an ending for her official video to On The Floor.
From now until March 3rd, you can log on to www.americanidol.com/jennifer_lopez/ to view different possible endings to the video. Then, you can vote for your favorite. Then, on the March 3rd episode of American Idol on FOX, the video will premiere with the winning ending (all brought to you by Ford).
And they are all INCREDIBLE! The HOTTEST vocalists on the scene right now are all booked to perform at Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party in Palm Springs this April. After a very impressive DJ lineup announcement (including some of my faves Freemasons, Joe Gauthreaux, Kimberly S, Peter Rauhofer, Rosabel and Hector Fonseca), the performer list was revealed a couple days ago and it’s unbelievable! I wasn’t sure if I was wanting to go this year, but after the performer announcement, it’s making me REALLY want to go! Here are the girls!
Arguably the hottest vocalist out there right now, her song “Happiness” was one of the best club tracks out for almost 2 years. Being only 18 years old, she’s also one of the youngest? Can she even get into clubs (I’m teasing). She’s got a new track out “Good Girl” with a sickening remix done by The Freemasons. Alexis is performing the Sunday T Dance, the BEST event of the whole weekend with The Freemasons.
A couple of weeks ago, Tyrell gave you the first look at Jennifer Lopez’s “On The Floor” music video via MTV News. If you love the song and Jenny from the block, you’re in for a real treat today. I have a more in-depth and extended behind the scenes look which was filmed in late January. Taj Stansberry, who’s also worked with Taio Cruz, Rihanna and Ne-Yo, directed the music video.
With Lady Gaga and Britney Spears releasing highly-anticipated music videos in the coming weeks, I hope Jennifer’s doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. Early indicators dictate it should do well as the track has been well received and growing more popular by the day. Plus, she has “American Idol” as a platform to pimp out her single to millions of viewers on a weekly basis. RedOne did a smashing job creating a track that’ll give Jennifer Lopez a much-needed hit.
When filming the music video, Lopez asked the choreographer, Frank Gatson, to create dance moves that would inspire viewers to imitate and copy. In other words, she wanted her very own “Single Ladies” phenomenon. Does she succeed? I’ll reserve full judgment til the final product, but it looks like you’ll need lots of room to work your arms out.
“[We're trying to create a vibe] that’s so amazing. [It's like] everybody had some watermelon and the watermelon made them high, it gave them a little buzz — but a good buzz, a real magical buzz, a dance buzz, a buzz that makes you feel like fried chicken, so she just wants everybody to have a good old time…. The club must have this vibe, where you get on the floor and everybody’s bringing it,” he added. “We’ve seen so many club videos, but we want to see a club video with a vibe unique to Jennifer Lopez.” – Jennifer Lopez
Lady Antebellum and Arcade Fire were the big winners on last night’s Grammy Awards. The show kinda dragged in the middle, but started off great with that wicked Aretha Franklin tribute. Didn’t Jennifer Hudson and Florence Welch impress during their sets. Who knew Flo had so much soul? Not me. Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Norah Jones and Ce-Loo also impressed with their respective performances. Be sure to check out Tyrell’s rundown of the Grammy show and performances if you missed the show.
But enough about the show, let’s start dishing on what the musicians wore on the red carpet. Ever since Jennifer Lopez showed up in that infamous green Versace dress in 2000, celebs have been using the event to make a big fashion splash. The biggest trend on the red carpet this year was definitely metallics. Whether it was crystals, mirrors, sequins or other shiny fabrications, the brighter the better. So instead of picking my usual Top 10 best and 5 worst dressed, I decided to highlight all the glittery dresses that caught my eye along with three non-shiny outfits that impressed. Don’t worry, my picks for the worst fashion violations can be found after glitterati gowns. Check out my choices for both lists below.
After seven episodes of hearing the good, the bad, and the truly awful, we enter the second phase of “American Idol“. Hollywood Week is by and far my favorite part of the audition process. In past years, the producers have skimmed through this portion and it always left me with wanting more. Even though tonight’s episode was only an hour and covered the first two days of competition in Hollywood (actually it was Pasadena), it was very well-paced and covered quite a lot.
Surprisingly, the episode followed up with plenty of the contestants we’ve gotten to known through the auditions. This year, over 327 singers received golden tickets, doubling the amount they normally grant. Will more contestants mean, more drama and tears. I surely hope so. By the end of the episode, over half of them didn’t survive the sudden death solo rounds. Check below to see, which early favorites fizzled and which continued to sizzle.