SOng of the day

All I Ask – Bruno Mars / Adele

All I Ask is technically an Adele song, but I’m in love with Bruno Mars version. Mars co-wrote the song with Adele and it should have been a bigger hit for her. After a disastrous performance at the Grammys, her team decided not to release it as a single. It’s one of the best break up songs ever about sharing one more night together. Mars version is a little bit more upbeat, but the message is still there:

Adele’s version

Justice League Premiere

The Hollywood premiere for the Justice League was held last night at the Dolby Theater. The League members were all in attendance to build anticipation for Friday’s release.

The Cast

Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Gal Godot (Wonder Woman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ben Affleck (Batman)

Amber Heard

Ben Affleck

Connie Nielsen

Diane Lane

Gal Gadot

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa and wife, Lisa Bonet

Jason Moama and Ben Affleck

Gal Gadot looked stunning. Diane Lane looks awful. Amber Heards hair is weird. Lisa Bonet looks like she’s about to be eaten by Kahl Drogo.

Are you geeking out for Justice League???

Jordan Sparks is married and expecting a baby

Surprise! American Idol winner Jordan Sparks, 27, is married with a baby on the way. The singer secretly wed Dana Isaiah, 25, in mid-July.

Sparks and the model started dating earlier this year after meeting in Houston, TX where Sparks was in town for the Super Bowl. Isaiah moved to LA a month later to pursue modeling and they’ve been together ever since. Their baby is due sometime in the spring.

I’m happy for Jordan! I always felt like Jason Derulo treated her like crap. Hopefully Isaiah is a standup guy and they’ll go the distance.

Jimmy Fallon Breaks down in tears during tonight show return

Jimmy Fallon returned to the Tonight Show on Monday night after losing his mother Gloria Fallon last month.

He paid tribute to her at the top of the show saying “As some of you know, my mother, Gloria, passed away recently. She was the best audience. She was the one I was always trying to make laugh. She was such a fan of the show, and everything I did.”

Fallon then broke down in tears telling a story about his mom holding his hand. Warning, you will cry. This is absolutely heartbreaking:

 

 

 

Liam Payne kills it at the EMA’s

Liam Payne gave a killer performance of Strip That Down at the EMAs last night. The former One Direction member sang live while serving slick dance moves (something most acts aren’t capable of doing these days).

Payne is the next Justin Timberlake. He has the vocals, swag and talent. Hopefully he’ll make smart career choices and reach his full potential.

 

Michael Buble announces first concert since sons cancer diagnosis

Buble is back!

Michael Buble is returning to the stage after taking a break to be there for his son Noah while he battled cancer. Noah’s cancer is now in remission and Buble is planning dates for 2018.

An announcement was posted this morning on Michael’s Facebook saying “Excited to announce that Michael will be headlining London’s British Summer Time at Hyde Park BST Hyde Park on Friday, July 13. This will be Michael’s only U.K. show in 2018, so you won’t want to miss it.”

He also announced an Ireland show in Croke Park in Dublin on July 7th of 2018.

I’m guessing these won’t be the only tour dates for Buble in 2018. Are you excited to have him back?

 

 

Buy or Sell – Rita Ora’s at the EMAs

Rita Ora hosted and performed at the EMA’s last night, but it’s her red carpet look that has people talking today.

The singer wore a white bathrobe and matching towel on her head. Her makeup and jewels were on point but the wardrobe choice is highly debatable.

Poppy’s Take: Buy! It’s fun, tongue-in-cheek and she looks fabulous! Totally appropriate for the European Music Awards.

What do you think? Buy or Sell????

 

 

Taylor Swift shut out at EMA’s

The MTV EMA’s (european VMA’s) took place this weekend and those Europeans have great taste, because Taylor Swift was shut out.

Swift was nominated for six awards but walked away empty handed. The big winner of the night was pop star Shawn Mendes taking home four awards including Best Artist and Best Song.

Winner’s List

BEST SONG
Clean Bandit – “Rockabye” ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
DJ Khaled – “Wild Thoughts” ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – “Despacito” (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” — WINNER

BEST ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes — WINNER
Taylor Swift

BEST LOOK
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift
Zayn — WINNER

BEST NEW
Dua Lipa — WINNER
Julia Michaels
Khalid
Kyle
Rag‘n’Bone Man

BEST POP
Camila Cabello — WINNER
Demi Lovato
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST VIDEO
Foo Fighters – “Run”
Katy Perry – “Bon Appetit” ft. Migos
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” — WINNER
Kyle – “iSpy” ft. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

BEST LIVE
Bruno Mars
Coldplay
Ed Sheeran — WINNER
Eminem
U2

BEST ELECTRONIC
Calvin Harris
David Guetta — WINNER
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

BEST ROCK
Coldplay — WINNER
Foo Fighters
Royal Blood
The Killers
U2

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem — WINNER
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Imagine Dragons
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
The xx
Thirty Seconds To Mars — WINNER

BIGGEST FANS
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Shawn Mendes — WINNER
Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH
Hailee Steinfeld — WINNER
Jon Bellion
Julia Michaels
Kacy Hill
Khalid
Kyle
Noah Cyrus
Petite Meller
Rag’n’Bone Man
SZA
The Head And The Heart

BEST WORLD STAGE
Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016
Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
Tomorrowland 2017
DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017 — WINNER
Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017

GLOBAL ICON
U2 — WINNER

 

Buy or Sell

Janet Jackson at the OUT100 gala

Ms. Jackson appeared ready to film an episode of Game of Thrones at the OUT100 gala on Thursday night. Janet’s a diva who can often go over the top but it somehow works. I’m not sure this works.

Poppy’s take: Sell. While I love a Jon Snow inspired outfit, this is too costumey. It looks clunky and dated with too many layers. I do however, like the braided hair!

What’s your take? Buy or Sell? Sound off in the comments.

 

Louis C.K. admits allegations are true in official statement

He’s officially canceled.

Louis C.K. just released a lengthy statement confirming the allegations in The New York Times story are true:

I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.

These stories are true.  At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them.   The power I had over these women is that they admired me.  And I wielded that power irresponsibly.

I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position.

I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.

There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for.  And I have to reconcile it with who I am.  Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.

I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work. 

The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else.  And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I’d be remiss to exclude the hurt that I’ve brought on people who I work with and have worked with who’s professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of Better Things, Baskets, The Cops, One Mississippi, and I Love You Daddy. I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situation that I caused. I’ve brought anguish and hardship to the people at FX who have given me so much The Orchard who took a chance on my movie and every other entity that has bet on me through the years.

I’ve brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother.


I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want.  I will now step back and take a long time to listen.

Thank you for reading.

Barf. He’s only sorry that people know what a slimeball he is and that it’s negatively impacting his career. This wasn’t a one time thing and it’s not normal or acceptable behavior.