Demi Lovato has finally stopped talking about her time in rehab long enough to get back to the music, and I kinda feel like she should do it way more often! She did a concert at the iHeart Radio Theatre in Los Angeles, where she covered an Ed Sheeran song, ‘Give Me Love’.
It’s a great track, and Sheeran is really hard to cover well. Is this amazing? Definitely not. Is it as bad as it could have been? Eh, nah. Don’t think so. However, at least she tried and I did make it through the whole thing, so perhaps that’s a relative victory?
April 15, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
I mean, I know Justin Bieber has been thinking he’s a rapper for a while now, but this disaster rose (sunk?) to a whole new level this past weekend when he hit the stage with Chance the Rapper for a rather interesting… performance, I guess you would call it. I hesitate to call anything Justin Bieber tries to pass off as rap a “performance” – more like a farce.
The pair did “Confident”, which is apparently a song they did together and even released a video for, and I guess people… kinda liked it? I just cannot take this asshole seriously. Shame for Chance the Rapper, too – I actually kinda like him but my opinion has already plummeted after seeing this!
April 15, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Ed Sheeran‘s debut album was MASSIVELY successful – and for good reason. It was really amazing, and the sales proved it. So, now that that’s out of the way, how will is sophomore record do? Eh, I’m not so sure. The first single from it, ‘Sing’, is… interesting and I’m not quite sure what I think about it.
‘Sing’ was produced by Pharrell and has a very Justin Timberlake vibe to it throughout. And by “vibe”, I mean it could literally be a Justin Timberlake song. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Ed has always had that little percussive side to his sound and that’s great, but it’s difficult to sort through this one on first listen.
What do you think of ‘Sing’?
April 8, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Little Mix have become massively popular over there in the US, which is amazing – I remember them when they were randomly thrown together during the bootcamp stage on The X Factor UK several years ago, and they’ve grown to become an amazing girl group. I love them! I would’ve bought tickets to see them if I thought anyone else in the audience would be over the age of 12!
Well, Mel C – that’s Sporty Spice, in case you forgot – is also a fan. She appeared in the group’s new video for ‘Word Up!’ and thinks that Little Mix is the closest thing this generation is going to get to their own Spice Girls.
From BANG Showbiz
“It was great filming with them, they are such fun girls. I think they’re the closest thing to the Spice Girls.”
I agree! We’re not really much for girl groups over here in the States (they desperately wanted The Saturdays to happen, but they will NEVER happen), so it’s nice to see Little Mix doing so well.
March 17, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Lady Gaga is rich as hell now, but did you know that even after her breakout hit with ‘Poker Face’, she was close to bankrupt? By choice, of course – she chose to throw millions into her Monster Ball tour in 2009, so it looks like things worked out for her.
From Entertainment Tonight:
In the upcoming EPIX original documentary Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel?, the international superstar explains how she went broke even after hitting it big.
“I had three million dollars in the bank to my name and I threw it all in to make my stage,” said Gaga, explaining that she poured everything she had into her 2009 Monster Ball tour.
Gaga’s motivation behind risking it all was simply to impress one man — Live Nation CEO Arthur Fogel.
“He’s really responsible for breaking one of the first artists to come out of the digital age,” said Gaga.
Well, that sounds… cool. Gaga is right up Live Nation’s ass, isn’t she? Lord.
I do think you need to invest money to earn money, and clearly it’s worked out well for her b/c Gaga has a shit ton of it these days. However, I still wouldn’t pay to see that bullshit in a million years. No thanks!
March 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
Just when you think Lady Gaga may have exhausted every last idea in her brain for weird shit to do, she comes on stage with something new and “shocking” to make you wonder, “Is Lady Gaga fucking SERIOUS with this bullshit?” Not quite the question she hoped to raise, which probably had something to do with whether she’s the greatest artist since Andy Warhol or whatever.
In any case, Gaga showed up to SXSW in Austin for a performance at Stubb’s, during which she hung herself from a human spit-roast that rotated while her cronies picked at her “skin” and she sang ‘Aura’. I mean, have you ever heard of more bullshit in one sentence?
Oh, and here’s one more tidbit of joy. She was apparently not feeling everyone taking photos and videos of the show last night, so she told everyone to put down their phones and have sex with each other instead. UHHHH…???
“Do me a favor and don’t take a picture,” Gaga said, according to NME. “Put your fucking phones down. Fuck your cell phones and your fuck your friends instead.”
Girl, no. She also LET SOMEONE THROW UP ON HER! The girl came up on stage and forced herself to throw up some green sludge. Fuck off, man.