Up until now I haven’t been the biggest fan of “Ooh La La” but after watching the clip, I’ve somewhat come around. Watching a glowing Britney Spears hang with cute Smurfs and her even cuter sons Sean Preston and Jayden James is too hard to resist. Even though the Marc Klasfeld-directed clip is on the simple side (it is for a kids movie after all), you simply can’t hate on it even if you tried. Not only does Brit look Smurftastic but she actually seems happy too. She’s one proud momma.
Britney revealed that her sons “were really, really good on set,” adding, “They were, like, acting, and my oldest son, Preston, was right on cue every time they would tell him to do something. Later on, I got to see what they actually did on camera and it was adorable.”
Spears begins the clip sitting in a theater with her boys. She magically then transports to the Smurf Village where she rocks out with Smurfette and the crew. Naturally, footage from Smurfs 2 is incorporated in the visual. After all, the track is meant to drive business to the sequel hitting theaters on July 31. Check out the too cute vid below.
It’s official. 2013 is definitely the year for boy band reunions. NKOTB dropped the wicked “Remix (I Like The)” and 98 Degrees banded together once again for “Microphone.” Coincidentally enough, both groups will join Boyz II Men for The Package Tour. Jonas Brothers are the latest to jump on the reunion bandwagon. Somewhere out there, Chris Kirkpatrick is sobbing like a baby that Justin Timberlake’s solo career is still going strong. “Bye Bye Bye” Kirkpatrick.
During their four year hiatus, eldest Kevin Jonas walked down the aisle. Joe Jonas dabbled in acting, dated Hollywood starlets and tried to make a go at a solo career. Meanwhile Nick Jonas transitioned from cute boy to sexy man. WOOF. Be sure to participate in our Marry, F-ck, Bitch Slap: The Jonas Brothers edition. My choices might surprise you *wink*.
“Pom Poms” is the lead cut from their upcoming fifth studio album. The brothers head to the field to film their video. Pretty much anything you can think of, they featured in the clip. A marching band and troupe of scantily-dressed cheerleaders were naturally included, but a gospel choir??? Interesting choice. Marc Klasfeld directed their comeback video. He’s previously worked with ‘N Sync (“Girlfriend”), Katy Perry (“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”) and Rita Ora (“How We Do (Party)”). Cutest part of the video is Nick trying to do choreography during the boys versus girls dance-off. Definitely not a DWTS mirrorball contender.
Just ask anyone I know and they’ll tell you I’m an Olympic junkie. So much so, Brian attended a trivia night the other day with a few co-workers and ended up winning a round due to him picking up random bits of Olympic knowledge from me through the years. Normally, television doldrums kick in during the summer months, but with the London 2012 Games taking place this year, I know I’ll be glued to my TV thanks to all the beautifully done human interest pieces by NBC. They really know how to tug at the heart strings.
You can only imagine my delight the second I saw Gym Class Heroes‘ new Olympic-themed music video. I’m a sucker for a real-life Rocky montage. Featuring Ryan Tedder, “The Fighter” follows the journey of Bronx-born gymnast John Orozco. Using real-life footage from the athlete’s youth and televised competitions along with new footage of him training, directors Marc Klasfeld & Nico Sabenorio do an excellent job of capturing Orozco’s quest to make the Olympic team. The clip definitely has heart and emotion. Check it out below.
Ever wonder what Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” and Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” would sound like if their ingredients were put into a blender? If you answered “yes”, may I present you this fun little ditty. I’ve been a fan of Karmin for a while now and featured them in my Rising Artist Spotlight series. They first caught my attention when they were unsigned artists uploading awesome covers on YouTube. With their debut album dropping on April 24, the timing of the release of their “Brokenhearted” music video is perfect. The catchy song could be their breakout radio hit.
Prolific producer Benny Blanco produced the track. His previous credits include “Tik Tok”, “Dynamite” and “California Gurls”, ergo the familiar sound of Karmin’s single. Even though the title suggest it’s a sappy ballad, “Brokehearted” is surprisingly upbeat and a feel-good song. It has the potential of becoming a summer hit. In the newly-dropped clip, real-life engaged couple Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan playfully flirt with each other. I’d flirt with Nick too. That boy is one cute sexy guy. YUM. Check out the party-themed music video directed by Marc Klasfeld below.