Archive for May, 2012


John Mayer hits the charts

The Connecticut native pop and blues singer John Mayer has hit some serious success recently after releasing his fifth album “Born And Raised”. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday, rising above popular artists like Slash and a few American Idol finalists.

This seemed to be a form of redemption for this singer/song-writer/producer after many controversial statements in various media about his high-profile relationships and personal life in 2010. After all the stress, Mayer headed to a quitter life in Montana where he enjoyed the laid-back county sounds soon to be in his latest record. In its first week, it sold 219,000 copies making it his third No. 1 debut.

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Love Letter from Michael Jackson removed from auction

Recently, the items of the deceased music icon, Michael Jackson, have been set to be put up for auction. Among these items are shoes worn on stage, as well as costumes, various apparels, and some of the many accessories worn by the king of pop himself.

However one of the items that would be put up has been removed from the auction. This item happens to be a love letter written to Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley and ex-wife of Michael Jackson. The couple was married from June 1994 to January 1996 when Presley filed for divorce for irreconcilable differences.  They also spent the following four years being an on-and-off couple trying to reconcile.

The letter read, “Lisa I truly need this rest. I haven’t slept literally [sic] in 4 days now. I need to be away from phones and business people. I must take care of my health first.” The letter was concluded with, “I’m crazy for you. Love, Turd.” Apparently Turd was a nickname for Jackson, at least I would assume.

Michael Jackson struggled from insomnia, a condition preventing him from sleep. He began using a drug called Propofol, which was the drug he overdosed on and passed away from. His doctor, Conrad Murray was sent to jail for four years after being guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

The owner of the letter told TMZ that, “I’m assuming it’s a personal nature, and we wanted to honor the request and continue our good relationship with Ms. Presley.”

Speaking of Elvis, Cirque du Soleil will be performing Viva Elvis, which is sure to be an awesome show, making a tribute to the king of Rock n’ Roll.  They will be performing from May 31 to August 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Aria Resort & Casino – Elvis Theatre.

 

Justin Bieber 2012

Justin Bieber 2012

Justin Beiber is currently booked to perform across seas in Norway and it’s not going to be a normal day’s work for this young heart throb. Beiber fans in Oslo have reached up to tens of thousands, and they’re fanatic! So fanatic, that the officials have to take precautionary measures to prevent a disaster.

Before his show at the Opera House, police have contacted the teen superstar asking for his assistance. Beiber used varies social media sites to talk to fans and alert them that the situation could get out of hand!

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Rebecca Ferguson 

She was the runner-up on the British television show the “X-Factor” in 2010 and hasn’t slowed down since! Critics have her held at high acclaim, with statements comparing her to Aretha Franklin, and saying her voice is all the rage. The New York Daily News said “rich and resonant, tawny and thick, the voice of Rebecca Ferguson has a timber like no other and a character that speaks of a full life.”

The “X-Factor” contestant Rebecca Ferguson seems to be taking the music scene by storm as of lately. Simon Cowell’s company Syco and Columbia Records both back her with her debut album titled Heaven, which was released today!

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Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller

Jason Nicholas Miller, better known as Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, is an American mixed martial arts middleweight fighter. He is known for his over-the-top entrances, sometimes overly confident attitude and unique fighting style. He has fought for organizations like UFC, Strikeforce, WFA, WEC, and DREAM. He also is the host of the MTV reality show Bully Beatdown, where he pairs people who bully others with real MMA fighters with the reward of cash if lasting through certain time limits. It’s a nifty show!

Despite his raising popularity, it would seem Miller’s UFC career has come to a close.  Just recently, the president of the UFC, Dana White, confirmed that Mayhem is done with the organization. It would seem the fighter has had a little bit of an ego cut lately.

After a disappointing defeat against Michael Bisping, White told media at a press conference that:

“Some of the punches that were thrown by Mayhem Miller in this fight, you could go to a girls’ Tae Bo class and see better form, better stand-up. It was embarrassing.”

These words seemed to have taken Miller by heart. The fighter flew over the Atlantic to Holland to train at his kickboxing skills in order to learn from his errors. He worked with some of the best kickboxers to gain as much skill and knowledge as possible.

In an interview before his next fight with C.B. Dollaway, Mayhem made it clear that he wasn’t intimidated by Dollaway at the least, and didn’t see him as a wrestler at all. He seemed to see Dollaway as a very small threat, if at all.

The fight rolled around and Miller slammed Dollaway with a powerful right hit, sending him staggering in the second round. However, after making no progress and shuffling around the octagon, Miller allowed Dollaway to recover. Dollaway wrestled Miller down and pulled off a unanimous decision victory at the final round, proving Mayhem’s theory wrong.

White did seem surprised with Miller’s loss. However according to the UFC President, “When you have all these other organizations and people starting saying this guy is the best and starts getting ranked and he hasn’t fought the best guys in the world yet…” He then followed that statement up with a statement on how he disregards the rankings of other organizations.

Pusha T New Album

Pusha T New Album

American rapper Pusha T (aka Terrence Thornton) has been preparing to release his debut solo album which has yet to be named as far as media provides. The album should be released sometime later this year. Pusha T will also be going on tour with the rapper from Atlanta who goes by the name Future.

Pusha T has quite the impressive resume considering his newly started career. He is the co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Re-Up Records along with his brother. In addition, Pusha T signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music label in September of 2010.

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Madonna World Tour 2012

The American pop singer, songwriter, and actress has experienced a very successful career beginning in 1979. She is well known for her hits like “Like a Virgin”, “Vogue”, “Frozen”, and “Hung Up”, which were all no. 1 hits at some point.  Not to mention, those were only a few of her no. 1 hits!

She has been included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Artist, and she was crowned as the “Greatest Woman in Music” by VH1.  She has release a whopping 12 studio albums throughout her career.

Israeli pop fans are getting pumped for the upcoming performances that will be put on by the American superstar.  She landed in the holy land of Jerusalem to kick off her world tour, which begins next week. Fans were growing anxious as the diva arrived at the Tel Aviv Dan hotel. Guards had to shield her from various media.

Madonna fanatics are going as far as dressing up as the superstar at themed parties in her honor in the Tel Aviv clubs and bars.  It seems that she is quite popular there!

Though she isn’t Jewish, she has gained the Hebrew name of Esther. She also studies Jewish mysticism and is well known in Israeli media as “Queen Esther”.

Madonna will begin her tour on June 14th at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Milan and will end her tour on December 4th at Estadio do Morumbi (Formerly Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo) in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo.

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3 Las Vegas Shows are canceled after Elton John grows ill

It would seem that those planning on seeing the awesome piano wonder, Elton John, in Las Vegas on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday will be making new plans for those dates. It turns out that Elton John was hospitalized with a respiratory infection requiring him to cancel his “The Million Dollar Piano” performances.

According to the Associated Press, show officials state that he became ill last weekend and was sent to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Lost Angeles on Wednesday. However he was released later on with antibiotics. Fortunately, this legend will be fine with some good old R&R.

There is also good news for those who purchased tickets!  Ticket holders are able to take refunds or exchange at the site in which they purchased the concert tickets.

Elton John is sorry to all of his fans who intended to see him at the Colosseum. “The Million Dollar Piano” was debuted last September for a 3 year tour, featuring his classic songs. If you’re interested in seeing this awesome performer in action, you can purchase Elton John tickets online!

Diana DeGarmo releases Live To Love EP

For those who do not know, Diana DeGarmo is an American singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame in 2004. She was the runner-up in the 3rd season of American Idol and has been hard at work ever sense.

After American Idol, she pursued a career in musical theatre where she did several big performances like American Musical Theatre of San Jose’s production of West Side Story which was her debut performance. She also performed in Hairspray as Penny Pingleton, a nerdy character. She performed at venues like Carnegie Hall, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, and the Music Box Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard Continue reading

American Idol Winner

American Idol Winner

Phillip Phillips takes gold in American Idol, season 11!

Phillip Phillips always seemed like a sure thing ever since the very first song he “folked” up in front of the American Idol judges, on the first episode he was introduced. He did his own creative version of “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, and did it well.

His personality said it all; silly, rebellious, risky, southern derived and most importantly, good looking and charming! This American Idol contestant seemed to have it all! He even had the background of an average individual (working at a pawn shop) that inspires us all.

Phillips was eager and friendly, developing friendships with other contestants like Colten Dixon and Heejun Han. You could even see the sadness in his face when Dixon was eliminated from the competition.  It was clear that he was a kind hearted individual!

Yeah, he was another white guy with a guitar, which isn’t unfamiliar in American Idol’s past. But his gritty style and unique showmanship separated him from the generic characteristics of the last five winners. Not to mention, he showed dedication and strength while dealing with kidney problems throughout the season.

Jessica Sanchez was “living on borrowed time” as some would say. She was supposed to be eliminated in a previous episode, but was saved by the judges. Unfortunately the tides couldn’t change and a female vocalist couldn’t reign supreme over the American Idol kingdom, but there is also hope for future seasons.

According to an MTV News interview, the young diva-in-training seemed to be optimistic and understanding in her defeat. When asked how she felt, she expressed how relieved she was for it all to be done with and concluded that “…Phillip really deserved to win, and I’m happy for him”.

She also stated “When they announced that it was Phillip, I was so happy, and I knew it already. So, that’s why I gave him a big hug. I was smiling the whole time.” It seemed she was well aware of Phillip’s growing popularity and likelihood to win.

When asked how she felt about herself as an artist she said “I wanna be more like the Rihanna kind.” She continued to explain “More like the urban, R&B kind of stuff but a little bit of pop…”

As for Phillips, it would seem he is excited for his first professional album which is sure to have elements of folk similar to Arcade Fire and Mumford and Sons. Nonetheless, his success will depend on record sales, and no longer will be dependent on America’s votes! Good luck Philips and Sanchez!

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