On Saturday, I teased you with pictures and a video that Katy Perry had released to promote the release of her video for E.T.. This Max Martin, Dr. Luke and Ammo produced song is the third promo single of her album Teenage Dream. However, for the video and full release of the single, Katy added Kanye West to the mix and in all honesty, I’m not to sure why. I liked the song without him before and his verses don’t add anything to the song. In fact, they don’t really fit.
The video despite its major use of effects, green screen and computer generation is pretty basic. We begin with Kanye spinning around in a zero gravity while an alien floats through space. That alien suddenly turns into Katy and we watch her float through the stars in some pretty impressive costuming and make up. Once she hits a planet, she makes eyes with a robot and kisses it to turn into a skinny man, painted white and naked. Katy removes her dress and we see that she actually has the legs of a deer. WHAT?!
After the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, many celebs and artists donated their millions in support of relief to help those in need. Many cell phone companies jumped at the chance to help out and allowed their users to text in to donate money straight onto their cell phone bill raising thousands for the Red Cross.
Now, 38 artists are banning together to support Japan relief with the compilation album Songs For Japan. For $9.99, you get some great tunes from your favorite artists including some remixes and live recordings. Artists include Lady Gaga, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Bruno Mars and more.
Get ready, because the alien formally known as Katy Perry will land with her new music video for E.T. on March 31st. As you can see from the picture, this video is going to be a trip (and I actually can’t wait). I have had the Teenage Dream album since its release last year and E.T. was one of my favorite tracks. I am kind of sick of it now, but with the creation of this video came something exciting; a new version of the track featuring Kanye West.
In more of the pictures you’ll see after the jump, Katy looks like a drag queen on steroids from another planet, but still looks absolutely stunning. MTV is planning a full Katy Perry Day extravaganza in support of the launch of the new video. This will include Katy Perry video blocks and an interview on The Seven. The official TV broadcast premiere will be at 7:53pm EST but you’ll be able to catch the video on MTV.com and NewNowNext.com at 12 noon. Exciting!
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.
Tonight, the stars came out to play for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The anticipation for some of the hottest performances were high, but did they deliver? Did all of your predictions come true
We kick off the evening with a tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. LL Cool J introduces the women who will be singing some of her biggest hits. Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams and Martina McBride.
Lady Gaga took to the stage to perform for the first time her new single Born This Way. After her much talked about walk down the red carpet, her egg appeared on stage and she hatched with a group of dancers in see-through choir robes. In the most simple Gaga performance to date, she wowed the audience with a full out dance routine and organ playing skills.
Last night, British sensation Russel Brand took on the hosting role of SNL. I have loved Russel ever since I first saw him in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek so I assumed that he would be the most hilarious on SNL. However, his performance was only luke warm for me.
His opening monologue contained some funny moments where he explained how he is more famous over in the UK and how you can tell he is a famed British actor is by the tightness of his trousers. He also went on to talk about his wife Katy Perry and the ‘normal problems’ they have compared to his life over in the UK before he met her.
Aside from the funny moments he talked so much with his hands and arms that I was completely distracted. During the show, Russel took part in 5 sketches that emphasized heavily on his British accent.
As you all know I love “American Idol“, and I’m glad it’s finally back on track this season. A lot of people enjoy watching the show for the drama or the trainwrecks, but I really enjoy hearing someone doing a solid rendition of a popular song. In other words, I love song covers. When done right, it can breathe new life into an overplayed track or expose an unknown gem to a new audience. Over the past several weeks, I’ve been meaning to do separate posts on the following covers, but always kept pushing them back.
Since, we’re all off in Whistler enjoying a weekend of gay fun on the mountains at WinterPRIDE 2011, I decided to write this post before we left, compiling four covers that I’ve really enjoyed recently. It’s a grab bag of established singers covering hits of yesteryear mixed in with a couple of YouTube users giving their spin on new classics. Hope you enjoy the following selections.
Adele Covers The Cure’s “Lovesong”
I decided to start off with my favorite of the bunch. Adele’s version of The Cure’s classic 80s hit leaked on the internet a few weeks ago. Rumor has it, that it’ll show up on Adele’s super highly-anticipated sophomore album, “21″. I’m not even joking. The buzz and anticipation is almost deafening. I just adore the English songstress and in awe of her rendition. The way she effortlessly transforms the peppy 80s pop song into a warm emotion-filled bluesy track is amazing. Check it out, and I guarantee you’ll be moved as well. Anyone else here, an Adele fan?
AskMen.com has released their Top 99 Women of 2011 and the woman on top is Gossip Girl’s 23 year old Blake Lively – nice choice! She makes a big jump from number 85 last year.
In the last couple years, Blake Lively has gone from TV star to movie star and Fashion icon, gracing the cover of countless magazines and having starred in The Town and the upcoming summer blockbuster hit, The Green Lantern. In the film, she’s the love interest of People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2010, Ryan Reynolds. Lively may be in the spotlight, but she knows how to handle it. No rehab or scandals for this beauty! The only noteworthy non-career related story for her this year was the big (amicable) breakup between her and her Gossip Girl costar, Penn Badgley. Perhaps her new single status was a draw for men to move her up on the list as well.
The stunning Mila Kunis took the number two spot on the list, also recently single after having dated Macaulay Culkin since 2002. Recently, she was photographed chatting with Glee’s Chord Overstreet after the SAG awards, who actually looks like a hot version of the Home Alone star. Forget “Bitch stole my look,” more like “Bitch stole my bitch!” in Culkin’s eyes!
Who else is in the top 10 on this list of 99? Find out below.