For the honor of Grayskull. This is the best thing Funny or Die has done in ages (save for those hilarious Gay of Thrones recaps). For their latest, they’ve tapped Kylie Minogue to star in a live-action reboot of the classic cartoon, She-Ra: Princess of Power. The reboot is even rebootier. At least that’s what the narrator claims. I know it’s only a joke but truth be told, this faux NBC show looks better than 80% of the shows currently airing on the peacock network.
Stepping into She-Ra’s shoes isn’t much of a stretch for the Aussie popstar. After all, she’s worn a similar headress during her Aphrodite days. Watch her as she battles Skelly aka Skeletor, teams up with her male counterpart, He-Man, and discover that she’s with child. You’ll never guess who her baby daddy is. That’s not even the biggest reveal. Who knew her last name was Weintraub? Check out the clip below.
When Kylie Minogue signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management a couple of weeks ago, she promised new music was on the horizon. While “Whistle” has never been released, it’s not the music she teased her fans about. In fact, “Whistle” was recorded back in 2011 for a movie titled, Jack and Diane staring Juno Temple and Riley Keough. As a side note, the film title has no relation to John Cougar’s classic 80s track. In fact, the Jack and Diane in the flick are both women.
In addition to contributing to the film’s soundtrack, the Aussie sex bomb makes an appearance in the film. “Whistle” isn’t the dance track you’re accustomed to hearing from the 44-year-old singer. She collaborated with experimental Icelandic group, múm for it. Gunnar Tynes from the band stated, “It is not the typical pop song we might have written for Minogue but we rather wrote it with the film in mind.” Check it out below, along with the movie trailer for Jack and Diane.
Watch out Rihanna, Jay-Z has a new prized pony in his stable. The Aussie pop legend just signed with Roc Nation’s artist management division. Her addition comes off the heels of Timbaland also being added to the rooster. Jay-Z’s management division currently represents Rihanna, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Melanie Fiona, Shakira and Solange Knowles to name a few. Is this the key to Kylie Minogue finally achieving North American superstar status? I think it might. It’s definitely the right direction for Miss Minogue.
“In a career now spanning 25 years, Kylie has released 11 studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, a greatest hits double album, and multiple video packages. She has released over 50 hit singles worldwide, including the Grammy-winning Come Into My World, and has sold more than 68 million albums worldwide. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Kylie join the Roc fam.” – Roc Nation
Before I begin, I just wanted to preface this post by saying it’s bit self-indulgent. That said, the aim of our Behind The Cast posts are to give you a better insight to who we are. True? Anyhoo, I just wanted to quickly chat about one of our favorite pastimes while getting ready for a night out on the town.
Usually, Brian and my home is the meeting place before we head out. Most of our friends live nearby and we have a bigger place so it makes sense. Plus we have all the board games, karaoke, a hot tub, booze and most importantly an Apple TV. Combined with the brilliant VEVO app, the Apple TV is my favorite thing in the world. Friends come over all the time and play me their favorite new tracks by simply logging on to our Wi-Fi and playing it on our sound system. With the VEVO app, we can play all our current music video obsessions and our favorite oldies which brings me to this post.
Nothing gets a roomful of homos screaming more than playing music videos from our favorite DIVAS. Yes, we’re a gay cliche. However, we also listen to folk music, old school grunge, rock and hip-hop but there’s something about the ladies that gets us all fired up. I decided to share some of the music videos that seem to get the most airplay at our house while enjoying cocktails. I purposefully left out clips from 2012 since that would make this post extremely long. Without further delay, check out a few oldies and relatively-recent clips we love watching while a tad intoxicated.
Just short and sweet, I find it a fine line between artistic integrity, videos that were on repeat at friends’ (Donovan‘s) house, and things that just made me happy despite popular concensus when considering what makes my list. But covering and considering all those bases, here we go. Agree or disagree, here were some great visuals to great songs this year that made it 2012 for me, and maybe you, but mostly me.
Love it or hate it, over a billion hits on YouTube can’t be wrong. We may never want to hear it again, but it will definitely, always remind me of 2012. Two words: Invisible. Horse.
If you’re a woman living in the UK, you better head to the salon for a color appointment or buy some Clairol hair dye. Turns out going platinum blond for 2013 is the way to go. At least that’s what two British publications are inadvertently saying. Elle UK and Marie Claire UK have gone outside the United Kingdom’s borders and enlisted two international pop superstars- Kylie Minogue and Gwen Stefani respectively- to cover their January 2013 issues.
Both 40+ women look absolutely stunning on the covers and respective fashion spreads. You can’t but help but laugh at each lady’s claim inside the magazine. Kylie says she’s horrified whenever she sees herself in the mirror. Yeah, right. Considering, Gwen claims she’s stopped working out, girlfriend still has a rockin’ bod. Clearly like everyone else, they’re their own worst critics.
Minogue gives icy blond glamor for photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu, while Stefani is old Hollywood sophistication in her spread. Elle UK chose Kylie for their celebration of British fashion. The “Timebomb” singer rocks it out in every outfit. Gwen on her part is equally as stylish in her threads. I guess she should, given that she’s wearing her own L.A.M.B. designs in every photo. Check out both fashion spreads below and vote for who turned it out the most.
As the popularity of singing and dancing shows has increased, established pop stars (including the judges on the shows) have used the medium as a platform for promoting there own music. I don’t see anything wrong with that, but rather it’s just an observation. On November 28, for example, a preview of Britney Spears & Will.I.Am‘s music video for “Scream & Shout” will premiere on The X Factor. I can’t wait!
This week, three established female pops stars performed on three different reality competition shows and I’m curious to know which one was your favorite. I decided to include these three because each of them is a gay icon in their own way with all three being quite popular within the gay community. Kylie Minogue performed her legendary hit, “Locomotion” on Strictly Come Dancing, while Paula Abdul performed a medley of her hits on Dancing With The Stars last night. Christina Aguilera performed both nights on The Voice this week, performing her new duet with Blake Shelton called “Just A Fool” the first night, and “Let There Be Love” last night. For the record, those are two of my favorite songs on the album, but to keep it fair, I only included the latter performance in the poll below.
Watch the three performances and vote for your favorite below.
Attention all you Kylie Minogue fans!!! If you’re counting the days til the November 6th US release of Kylie’s The Abbey Road Sessions, do I have a treat for you today. The Aussie pop star just released an album sampler, featuring snippets of all 16 tracks from the upcoming album. If you like going to the symphony, then you’re going love this.
Recorded with a live orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, Minogue’s catalog, including “Come Into My World” and “All The Lovers” have been re-imagined and re-arranged to celebrate her 25 years in the music industry. The compilation album also includes one new track, “Flower“. Check out the entire track listing and listen to the album sampler below.