Song of the Day

Looking for Love – The Chain Gang of 1974

I reviewed the latest single from The Chain Gang of 1974 a few weeks ago. Since then, Looking for Love has been on a consistent loop in my mind. The soaring synth-pop tune is so good and so catchy you’ll be humming it after one listen. It sounds like something out of an 80s or 90s movie in the best way possible. Kamtin Mohager and vocalist Thom Powers killed it with this one:

Best of America’s Got Talent Auditions

America’s Got Talent premiered last night and there were a few great performances! Was I the only one happy to see Nick Cannon go? He gets old after awhile. I’m sure Tyra Banks will too, but she was fine on night one. The following acts were genuinely great, and I’m a cynical critic who watches A LOT of reality television competitions.

Darci Lynne Farmer – A 12 year old ventriloquist and one of the cutest kids in the world:

 

Merrick Hanna – A 12 year old dancer. One of the best dance routines I’ve ever seen on TV:

 

Puddles Pity Party – Clowns scare me, but this one can sing!

Janet Jackson in negotiations for reality show on Netflix

But don’t call it a reality show. Janet Jackson plans to film an “autobiographical series” available on directly on Netflix.

A source says “The show will run as a ten-part documentary and will feature recording ­sessions in the studio, co-parenting her child with Wissam and preparing for the European and Asian legs of her tour. Netflix [is] negotiating a big sum for the rights to the show as they expect it to perform well.”

The source added, “Janet has been fiercely private about her life in the past but feels the need to keep her fans in the loop with what life has been like since she went into hiatus ten years ago.”

Interesting. This could be a hit or a trainwreck. Based on what I know about Janet, I think she’ll come off likable and it’ll be a hit unlike other pop stars forays into reality television…*cough* *cough* Mariah Carey.

Emmy Rossum kept it classy at wedding to Sam Esmail

Actress Emmy Rossum married Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail over Memorial Day Weekend in New York City. Rossum kept it classy and elegant in a custom off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera gown.

Guests included Robert Downey Jr., Shameless co-stars William H. Macy and Shanola Hampton, Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater and Carly Chaikin, and Hilary Swank.

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No words can describe the love and joy that filled this weekend ✨

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Vanessa Hudgens to Judge So You Think You Can Dance

Wait, she’s a dancer? I guess she’s learned some choreography for High School Musical and Grease? Hudgens will join long time judges Nigel Lythgoe and hot tamale Mary Murphy.

So You Think You Can Dance premieres on June 12th. Will you be watching? I haven’t tuned in for a few seasons, but maybe I’ll get back into it this summer. Stay tuned.

Song of the day

Redbone – Childish Gambino

Actor Donald Glover has carved his own path in the music industry with Childish Gambino. From hip-hop to 70’s funk, this guy seems to nail it every time. Redbone off of Gambino’s album Awaken My Love is a song I can’t get enough of. Although the album was released in December, I’m still listening with the same enthusiasm as something released a few days ago. It’s so sick, give it a listen if you haven’t already!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a little slow moving today after the long weekend. No, I didn’t spend it going to parties, swimming, or anything “fun” like that. BUT a weekend of Netfix binges and gallons of wine can tire a gal out. Let Redbone ease you into the week:

New Couple Alert: Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix make it official

Long rumored couple Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix finally made it official this weekend, walking the red carpet hand in hand at the Cannes Film Festival closing ceremony.

The two started dating last fall while filming Mary Magdelene, but have known each other for years co-starring in Her in 2013. It was a big night for Phoenix as he won Best Actor for You Were Never Really Here.

This couple makes sense to me. They’re both a little weird and extremely talented actors. Do you think it’ll last?

 

Olivia Newton-John’s Breast Cancer is back and has spread

Send some prayers and positive vibes to Olivia Newton-John today. The singer just postponed her US and Canada tour because her breast cancer has returned. She originally thought it was sciatica due to lower back pain, but it turns out her cancer has returned and spread to her sacrum. Newton-John battled breast cancer in 1992 and had been in remission until now.

Her team released the following statement today:

Olivia Newton-John is reluctantly postponing her June U.S. and Canadian concert tour dates. The back pain that initially caused her to postpone the first half of her concert tour, has turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum.

In addition to natural wellness therapies, Olivia will complete a short course of photon radiation therapy and is confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate her shows.

“I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists and the medical team at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” says Olivia Newton-John.

There will be no interview requests accepted at this time as Olivia’s focus is on her treatment and healing. Ticket buyers for the upcoming concerts should contact venues directly about refunds. Rescheduled concert dates will be posted at OliviaNewton-John.com in the coming weeks.

 

 

Baywatch Bombed at the box office

Baywatch completely bombed at the box office taking in just $18.5 million over the holiday weekend behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($20.6 million) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($62.6 million). Baywatch cost $70 million to produce before marketing.

I’m not surprised by this, and I actually watched the TV show regularly growing up.

Here’s why Baywatch failed:

  • People don’t want to watch a new Baywatch! We want the old crew. If it was a movie staring The Hoff, Pam Anderson and David Charvet, I’d see it! Turning TV series into movies is a difficult undertaking that rarely works (Chips anyone?), with the exception of 21 Jump Street.
  • The movie takes place in Miami where the show took place in LA. Baywatch embodied beautiful people in Southern California. Taking it to Miami changes the vibe of the brand, and not in a good way
  • Zac Efron. He’s box office poison. His acting skills are limited, and he got so ‘roided up for this role, it was gross to look at.
  • The Rock can’t carry a movie if the supporting cast is bad. He needs Kevin Hart or an equally likable costar. Zac Efron isn’t it.
  • If I wanted to watch a bunch of idiots solve a crime in Miami, I’d watch the Reno 911! movie.
  • Too raunchy. Baywatch was actually a family friendly, drama. Sure there was slow motion running in bathing suits, but that was as risque as it got. This movie followed the formula so many “comedies” seem to follow today. Disgusting, dirty, and crude = funny. That only works in small doses and it has to be genuinely funny. Penis jokes and constant profanity aren’t for everyone.

Did you see it? What did you think?

 

Tiger Woods is a Mess

How was your Memorial Day weekend? Chances are it was better than Tiger Woods. The disgraced golfer was arrested early Monday morning for driving under the influence.

Tiger fell asleep behind the wheel of his car about eight miles from his home in Jupiter, FL. According to the police report, Woods was in his 2015 Mercedes asleep at the wheel with his right blinker flashing when the police approached the vehicle. The report says he had “extremely slow and slurred speech”.

He told cops he was “coming from L.A. California from golfing.” He then changed his story and said he didn’t know where he was.

According to the report, 4 drugs were listed under medical conditions — Solarex, Vicodin, Torix and Vioxx. It notes Vioxx was not taken this year. It says Tiger had 4 left knee surgeries and 4 Achilles.

The report says he flunked the field sobriety test badly … he couldn’t do the one-leg stand or the nose touch. The report says when asked if he understood the Romberg alphabet test, he stated, “yes, recite entire national anthem backwards.”

Woods was arrested and taken to a testing facility. At 4:28 AM, he took a breathalyzer test and blew zeros. It says he was “cooperative as much as possible, very droopy, extremely sleepy, hard to keep eyes open, hard to walk.”

Tiger has since said he had an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications” … adding, “I didn’t realize the mix of medications affected me so strongly.”

Bitch, please! He didn’t realize mixing pills is a bad idea? It was Memorial day weekend, he was partying and getting high at someone’s house and got caught. Does he really think people are going to believe that bs? He’s lucky he didn’t kill anyone.

One look at the picture tells you all you need to know. He’s a mess.