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Quick News Update

  • Tabloid, The National Enquirer previously staged Whitney Houston’s final moments in a photoshoot, but have gone even lower, by having snapped and published an open-casket image of  Houston, from her home going service held in New Jersey earlier in the week; how disrespectful.
  • Adele has sold around 7 million copies of 21 in the U.S. alone, reaching worldwide sales of 17 million. With eight Grammy’s under her belt, Adele has conquered and is close to reaching Diamond sales status, a feat previously marked by Usher’s Confessions in 2003. Appropriately, the album hits its 21st week atop on its release anniversary.
  • Katy Perry scores her seventh #1 with ‘Part Of Me’, which also happens to mark the 20th #1 debut in Billboard chart history, since Lady GaGa last February, with ‘Born This Way’. The respective accompanying music video will sport a military theme. If you ever wondered how she would look like a male, the video will provide a proper answer. This number one won’t count as a single from Teenage Dream but from Confection instead; consequently Katy remains tied with Michael Jackson for most #1’s off one album.
  • Country songstress Miranda Lambert doesn’t approve of the new Rihanna/Chris Brown collaborations, and has addressed the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend hit ‘Gunpowder And Lead’ to Brown, flashing a sign reading ‘Take Note Chris Brown’ during one of her recent performances. Lambert has directly stated, ‘He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place‘. The aforementioned recounts the story of an angered ex, who shoots her boyfriend; woman got a point.
  • Chris Brown still tweets profanities and homophobic statements, and recently engaged in a twit-altercation with wrestler MC Punk, who tweeted, ‘I would like @chrisbrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment‘. To what Brown replied, ‘Positivity regardless of how u feel! @CMpunk contact my assistant and I’ll have em send u an autographed pic for my biggest FAN!!!‘. Brown is such a douche.
  • ‘Dark Side’ is being considered to be Kelly Clarkson’s follow-up single to chart topper ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’, which generated wide interest and a sale surge, post her flawless rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl. Stronger, the album, has been a steady but consistent seller, with a rare batch of sleeper hits. ‘Mr. Know It All’ got off to a slow start, and its title track was no different, but both proved to be slow burners and eventually, major radio hits; hopefully ‘Dark Side’ has the same fate.
  • R&B singer Robin Thicke, paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston, in a cover of the 1995 hit, ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’, featuring stripped vocals and a piano. Thicke may have had issues with the police just recently, but that didn’t stop him from honoring ‘Nippy’, and tweeting, ‘This is my tribute to the great Whitney Houston. Sending my prayers to her family‘.
  • Party Rock duo LMFAO have released ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’ as a single, and premiere music video, which you can watch HERE. LMFAO made chart splash last summer with ‘Party Rock Anthem’, overshadowed their own ensuing single, and broke the top of the charts again with the glitzy speedo-themed ‘Sexy And I Know It’. Hopefully the duo is up for another winner.
  • Adam Lambert’s Tresspassing, originally due March 20th, has been pushed back. Lambert has stated he is making the album ‘even better’, and making room for four new songs. With the minimal success ‘Better Than I Know Myself’ witnessed, releasing an album based on those grounds alone wouldn’t have been a smart move. New release date to be announced. In other Lambert news, he will be joining legendary band Queen, for the Sonisphere Festival.
  • The Glee cast will not be touring this summer. Possibly in response to the underwhelming reception they got with the Glee Live show screened in 3-D (considering the magnitude the Ryan Murphy-created show has acquired). With the current season plummeting down in sloppy story-lines, and constantly unnecessary catering to past musical references, plus Smash getting wide attention, the future of the show is yet to be determined.

C.Perez

Glee premieres Season 2

Glee was highly anticipated after its ending on Nationals and its emotional numbers of ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’. It is now back in full force and ready to take over TV screens once more.

Following the mega-successful first run of Glee, Ryan Murphy has just kicked off Season 2, meeting expectations and hitting new rating scores. Starting late September, with its first episode of the season, Glee garnered an audience of 12.42 million viewers, but the ensuing episode, the widely acclaimed Britney Spears tribute (Britney/Brittany), scored a whooping 13.5 million viewers, setting a new ratings record for the show. It seems Spears’ name, music and brief cameos were enough to ensure the episode’s effectiveness. This particular episode outdid those which were centered on Madonna and Lady GaGa in the past season.

Heather Morris, who plays ‘Brittany’ in the series, did amazing renditions of Spears’ hits; the episode was a winner in it’s entirely. She managed to keep a similar energy and vibe to that one Spears conveyed when she performed the singles incorporated in the episode. Considering the episode was about Spears and her influence in Pop culture and music, the cover for Paramore’s ‘The Only Exception’, even though it being a stellar delivery by Rachel Berry (Lea Michelle), it seemed out of place.

The season’s third episode, ‘Grilled Cheesus’, airs October 5th, and it has been reportedly to be the most controversial episode of the series thus far, addressing Religion and what God means to the Glee Club members, as well as furthering Burt’s relationship to his son, Kurt.

C.Perez

Download Britney Spears tribute songs featured on the Episode below!

Download ‘Baby One More Time’

Download ‘I’m A Slave 4 U’

Download ‘Me Against The Music’

Download ‘Stronger’

Download ‘Toxic’

Download ‘The Only Exception’

Don’t miss ‘Grilled Cheesus’ next week, Oct. 5th.

Glee: Beyond the musical numbers

Looking ahead of the well produced-choreographed numbers of the Glee series, there is certain significant subject matter addressed to the teen and young adults community. It carries a message to teenagers to accept themselves, work with what they were gifted with and to light up that spark in them even if there are limitations.

Glee reflects human needs for attention, stardom, authority, motivation, approval and self-respect. It celebrates diversity and presents the anti-values misinterpreted by teenagers, attempting to trigger the opposite.

Audiences take Glee as a school popularity stratus, as laughable drama and great musical showings, but that is a sheer misconception, as it is one of the most beneficial shows playing on TV in these days. It encourages parental communication, involvement in school activities, team work, to stick up for one another and help each other when needed. Even though it does not directly promote abstinence from sex, it does depict its consequences when sex is mishandled. With the wide open display of sexualities, ethnicities and disabilities being put aside, it thus brings about and emphasizes what the characters have in common instead, thus what consequently unites a group of people.

In a way, it also cultures today’s generation when it comes to music, as the cast aside from performing current mainstream pop music, also blast to the past covering classics, which were defining moments to the music of today or at least as one knows it.

It is certainly entertaining, but beyond the musically based scenery, adolescent drama, and mild adult humor thrown in the middle of what seems cheesy baloney, it addresses serious and credible substance when it comes to teenage doubt, insecurity, self-esteem, self-worth, relationships, individuality, self-acceptance and even teenage pregnancy. If the general public picks up on it is a whole different story, but Glee did its part.

C.Perez

Look out for Season 2, airing this September, featuring a Britney Spears-dedicated episode, in which Spears will make an appearance herself.

Check out Spears shooting scenes for Glee below.

Teen Choice Awards 2010 Recap

Just barely airing this past Monday, the Teen Choice Awards took place under Katy Perry’s hosting along the male cast members of Glee. Perry literally ‘cheered’ the night as a cheerleader, a geeky school-braced reject, prom queen, a hippie, and as an emo-goth girl. Despite her brief appearances and undercover slight promotion with references to the title of her upcoming new record, Perry managed to keep everyone amused, won awards for Summer Choice Song and Choice Music Single with ‘California Gurls’, and to at last straightforwardly encourage the audiences to check for Teenage Dream coming out August 24rth after several scripted hints. Ken Jeong served as co-co-host by staying in character impersonating the role he plays in the Twilight saga ridicule, Vampires Suck.

Opening with Perry’s sequence in belting out a segment off her new single ‘Teenage Dream’, followed by its full performance, the night was given a start (Katy labeled the award show as her very own teenage dream). The winning nominees were expected, just about everything Vampire related won most awards (i.e. Twilight-New Moon, The Vampire Diaries), as well as the usual teeny boppers, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, who was thoughtful enough to the Teen Choice audience after winning four awards, by broadcasting a pre-taped performance of ‘U Smile’ directly from his summer My World Tour to the actual ceremony.

The performances were stellar; Perry’s live rendition to her single as the opening was solid. Chris Brown can kiss his career goodbye now, as Jason Derulo took the stage Monday night to prove both his vocal and dancing abilities with the catchy ‘In My Head’, which in fact did for a Brown replacement gone on the same level. Bruno Mars and Travie McCoy with the striking performance to their single ‘Billionaire’ gave the night a whole different twist; Mars should start working solo, because his stage presence is enough and worth a standing ovation, no need to be featured. Diddy-Dirty Money with ‘Hello Good Morning’, which incorporated strobe lightning on stage, was massive, but seemed off place considering the Teen Choice Awards keep it all tidy clean when it comes to their ceremonies. Last but not least, the Step Up 3-D cast performance, a great flexibility-break-crunk-hip-hop-martial arts influenced dance extravaganza was the major highlight; the cast indeed brought their input to the film to the stage.

Taylor Lautner’s several wins over Robert Pattinson might mean twilighters are choosing over Team Jacob…or plain Team Lautner; Meyer should either start rewriting Breaking Dawn or start a spin off as soon as possible favoring the Jacob character, to milk the cow more by catering to what fans want apparently. Miley Cyrus’s zero wins and sole nomination really reflected how ‘well’ her album Can’t Be Tamed was received; no further comments.

Award shows usually have their downside where everything becomes humdrum, such as the Mtv VMA’s over the past years which seem to struggle when it comes to actually entertain. The Teen Choice Awards were a bit different, there were no dull moments, except for Robert Pattinson’s apparent catty discomfort when The Vampire Diaries cast were being given merits (guess he can be the only ruling vampire on scene).

The award show was pretty riveting, and it was incredibly hard to believe just yesterday (so to speak) Britney Spears made an appearance in a lace-leathered outfit at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, and now the next show is already over.

C.Perez

Check out the show performances below!

Katy Perry – ‘Teenage Dream’

Justin Bieber – ‘U Smile’

Travie McCoy Feat. Bruno Mars – ‘Billionaire’

Step Up 3-D Cast dancing to Flo Rida’s ‘Club Can’t Handle Me’

Diddy-Dirty Money – ‘Hello Good Morning’