Friday, August 31, 2007

Cree Summer- Savior Self

It has been quite a long time sing Cree Summer has released any new music, but here is a new song and video from Cree that she has recently made for the Elevate Film Fest. I really hope this leads to the arrival of a new album. Give it a listen/watch, it's amazing.

Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining

The second single from Rilo Kiley's newest album "Under The Blacklight" is the albums opener Silver Lining. The video has a cute little runaway bride premise, and I absolutely love Jenny's Tuxedo style mini-dress when she's playing the piano. Buy the album, it's great.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tori Amos - Jackie's Strength

In honor of Tori Amos' birthday (which was yesterday), I've decided to post her video for Jackie's Strength. This is one of my favorite songs and I just think that the video is gorgeous. Hope you love it too, buy the album From The Choirgirl Hotel if you don't have it already to hear this song and many other amazing works by Tori. Happy Birthday Scarlet.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Paradise (Not for Me)- Madonna

In honor of it being Madonna's birthday today, I've decided to add the video of one of my favorite moments from The Confessions Tour. This version of Paradise (Not For Me) is to die for. Happy 49th birthday to The Queen of Pop. Let's hope she doesn't fall off another horse.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Lisa Marie Duets With Dad

Lisa Marie Presley can now count herself among the few artists who have brought old songs back to life by incorporating themselves into the mix with the original artist. As Natalie Cole once did with her dearly departed father, Lisa Marie has recorded herself into her fathers track "In The Ghetto" making a technological duet which will be released in music video form this Friday, just in time for the 30th anniversary of Elvis' death.

The video, which will be featured on AOL website, will feature many images of Elvis and will be posted alongside an interview with Lisa Marie.

Of doing the duet, Lisa Marie stated,

"We had two hours to lay down my vocals, so the next morning, I heard the rough... and.... I've never cried when I've done anything.... ever.... but I just lost it when I heard it."

Presley is also eager to start working on the follow up album to 2005's "Now What?", rumored to be titled "Black On Blue".

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Party - Coulda Shoulda Woulda (How Bouncy)

Wow, Flashback. For those of you who don't remember The Party, they were a pop group formed by the Disney Channel in the early 90's consisting of five members from The New Mickey Mouse Club. Before there was Britney, Justin and Christina, there were DeeDee, Albert, Damon, Tiffini, and Chase. The group released 4 albums in their time, having only know any degree of success with the first two. This is my favorite song of their's in which DeeDee is on lead vocals. DeeDee Magno went on to star as Kim in Miss Saigon on Broadway for more than six years, is currently playing Nessarose in the traveling production of Wicked with her husband Cliffton Hall in the role of Fiyero and is reportedly working on her first solo album. Damon (the one with the black curly asymetrical hair)went on to work in real estate, and is currently working on a website called Street Network TV, a Myspace inspired site for artists to display their talents. Albert Fields released a solo album under the name Jeune and continues to record and perform on the indie circuit. Chase Hampton (the red head) continues to perform with a band called Buzzfly, and Tiffini Hale (the girl with the hat, she was known for her hats) has completely disappeared off the face of the earth. Nostalgia = Good Times.

A New Baby Spice

Emma Bunton and her longtime boyfriend Jade Jones welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world this morning at London's Portland Hospital. The happy couple have named their 7lbs. 15 oz. child Beau (which as we all know is french for beautiful).

Jade, who announced the news to reporters waiting outside the hospital, said "He is absolutely brilliant, and both baby and Emma are doing fine. In fact Emma is tucking into some flapjacks and Coca-Cola as we speak." Must be a nice hospital! He also added " We are both absolutely delighted and can't wait to take Beau home."

This is the couples first child and adds the total number of Spice kids up to 7.

Congratulations to the happy couple.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Covet By Sarah Jessica Parker

God, Sarah Jessica Parker is becoming quite the business woman these days. She is about to start work on the Sex and the City Movie, she has her clothing line "Bitten", and now she has just added a new fragrance to her fragrance line called "Covet". Covet, which is the follow up to her extremely well received Perfume "Lovely", is a blend of Sicilian lime, chocolate, michelia yunnanensis and bois de cashmere. I have no idea what that means but I'm sure it smells great, the last one did. Above is the commercial ad for the fragrance. Pretty cute.

Friday, August 03, 2007


YYYYAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Spice Girls recently held a competition called Spice City, where their fans could vote for their city to be added to the Reunion Tour. It's just been reported from their official website that TORONTO WON THE CONTEST. Way to go Spice fans. The show has not been given an official date yet but keep checking back at and register for tickets as well. This is the second Canadian date to be added, Vancouver was recently added a few days ago and is currently the first stop on the tour. There are currently 15 dates on the tour with rumours of more to be added.

Now all I have to do is hope that I can get a ticket.

Paying Rent Again

As most of you know, I have been madly in love with the musical Rent ever since I was introduced to it by my vocal teacher in 12th grade. I was lucky enough to see the show for the first time on Broadway last year while on holiday in New York. So I am very happy to report that Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal who originated the roles of Mark Cohen and Roger Davies in the Tony Award/Pulitzer Prize winning musical 10 years ago, are both reprising their respective roles for a six week run on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre. The two, who were last seen playing these roles in the film version in 2005, made a choice that they would only come back for this special engagement if the other chose to.

If you would like to see a video interview of the two talking about their return, as well as views from the other current members of the musical (including former American Idol contestant Tamyra Gray who currently stars as Mimi), then just click here.

Anthony and Adam will both pay rent until September 9th.

This Is A Bit Horrifying

I have a few Theatre stories to write about next. The first of which is this horrible news that Kelly Osbourne will be making her West-End debut in the musical Chicago.

Now I was thinking that by the looks of the promotional shot for Kelly's welcome that she would be playing Velma Kelly. She is newly svelte and has the poker straight black bob hair style which is sometimes synonymous with the role. However the article that I read states that she will in fact be taking on the role of Mama Morton, the matron of the prison where Velma and Roxie are held.

I have big issues with this whole story because 1) The Brits seem to have a knack for asking untalented young starlet's to play in this musical (first Ashlee Simpson, now this). Secondly, the role of Mama Morton is generally played by busty African American women in their 40's. Thirdly the role calls for someone with a big, booming Broadway style singing voice. Kelly can barely handle singing Papa Don't Preach without the use of synthesizers on her voice.

Why God, Why?!? Kelly starts her seven week run on September 10th at the Cambridge Theatre.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Emmy Rossum - Inside Out

Golden Globe nominated actress Emmy Rossum who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Christine Daae in the film adaptation of The Phantom of The Opera, is continuing her foray into music, with the impending release of her first album entitled Inside Out. Although she was approached by many record labels to record a classical music album after displaying her operatic abilities in the film, the new Geffen Records album is more mainstream sounding than most had anticipated.

"It's pop music, but not Britney Spears bubblegum pop." Emmy has said. "I want it to have a David Gray or Annie Lennox feel."

An EP which contains a couple of songs from the album, and a bonus 15 minute documentary video are now available to download off i-tunes. The full length album will be released in stores in October, but until then clips of the album can be heard on Emmy's new Myspace site. It sounds pretty good to me, a bit like Imogen Heap meets Enya meets Kate Bush. I think I will consider investing in it. Listen/Judge for yourself though.