My Most Anticipated Movies Of 2018

Towards the end of every year, I reflect on my favorite books, movies, and television from the past year and share what I’m most anticipating in the new year. Today we’re talking about my most anticipated movies of 2018! For a full deep dive into each film, check out my Most Anticipated Movies Of 2018 video, below: Every Day Release Date: February 23, 2018 Based … Continue reading My Most Anticipated Movies Of 2018

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Breaks The Record For Most Viewed YouTube Video

Korean pop sensation Psy now holds the record for most viewed YouTube video in history, beating out teen idol Justin Bieber.  “Gangnam Style” has reached almost 820 million views and is still climbing, while Bieber’s “Baby” remains at a steady 804 million. WordStream gives a deeper look into Psy vs. Justin Bieber on YouTube, saying that they expect “Gangnam Style” will be the first YouTube video … Continue reading Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Breaks The Record For Most Viewed YouTube Video

Katy Perry Releases ‘Part Of Me’ Movie Poster, Performs “Wide Awake” At BBMAs!

Katy Perry recently released the poster for her 3-D movie experience Part of Me.  The poster features Perry going from “hairbrush to headliner” and promotes going for your dreams.  The film was directed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of Magical Elves.  The duo also worked on Justin Bieber’s successful concert movie Never Say Never as producers. Perry told MTV that the movie will be “closing the … Continue reading Katy Perry Releases ‘Part Of Me’ Movie Poster, Performs “Wide Awake” At BBMAs!

Justin Bieber’s New Album Features Song Collaboration With Taylor Swift

Justin Bieber pranking Taylor Swift on MTV's 'Punk'd' | credit: idolator.com

Justin Bieber has teamed up with songwriting superstar Taylor Swift for his upcoming third album, Believe.

The pop star gave Vodafone Big Top 40 an inside scoop on the album.  “You know, the whole album is just so different, there’s so many different people collaborating,” Justin said. “We worked with Mike Posner for ‘Boyfriend‘ so that turned out well, and then we sued Timbaland and Kanye [West] and Drake and so many different people.”

“I even wrote a song with Taylor Swift,” he added.  “So the whole album ranges differently.”  His mentor Usher is also joining the album with a duet.

Justin said that Believe won’t “stay in a box,” revealing that the record will reflect diverse musical genres.

Believe is expected to hit stores this summer.

Take a listen to Justin’s first single “Boyfriend” off of the album after the jump!

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Nickelodeon’s New “Cinder-fella” Movie ‘Rags’ Premieres In May

Nickelodeon’s ‘Rags’ | credit: fanlala.com

Nickelodeon‘s Rags is a Cinderella story with a gender swap — Cinderella is a fella!  Called a “contemporary spin to a classic story” with a “hip-hop flare” by the networkRags stars How To Rock‘s Max Schneider, Keke Palmer, Drake Bell, Victorious star Avan Jogia, and Nick Cannon.

Max Schneider & Keke Palmer star in Nickelodeon’s ‘Rags’ | credit: nick.com

Set in New York City, Schneider stars as Charlie Prince, an aspiring singer who lives with his evil stepfather and stepbrothers.  Kadee Worth, played by Palmer, is an international pop star who is tired of pretending to be someone she is not to make others happy.  Despite many obstacles that get in their way, the two “each finally get what they have been looking for – a voice, a stage, an audience and each other.”

Along with appearing in the film, Nick Cannon serves as the Executive Producer.  According to Marjorie Cohn,  Nickelodeon’s president of development and original programming, Cannon was the one who brought the project to Nickelodeon.  Rags was “inspired by [Cannon’s] own reverence for The Wiz, one of his favorite movies growing up.”

Max Schneider & Keke Palmer star in Nickelodeon’s ‘Rags’ | credit: nick.com

While the film features some of Nickelodeon’s biggest stars, the “Cinderella-story-with-a-music-twist” seems to be a little too overdone.  We’ve already got the Cinderella Story sequels that starred Selena Gomez and Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale.  Both movies follow the story line of an aspiring dancer/singer who meets and falls in love with a famous dancer/singer at – yep, you guessed it – a masquerade ball, and ends up happily ever after.

So what makes Rags stand out against films like the Cinderella Story sequels?  The only big difference between Rags and these movies at first glance seems to be the gender reversal of the role of Cinderella.  Looking closer though, Rags could end up being a stand-out Cinderella reboot with its all-star crew behind the scenes.  The film, directed by Billy Woodruff, features original music by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and choreography by Rosero McCoy.  Those names should sound familiar.  McCoy is best known for his work on America’s Next Best Dance Crew and even choreographed for several Disney Channel movies and television shows.  On the music front, Jerkins has had a hand in producing some top-charting songs, like Brandy and Monica‘s “The Boy Is Mine” and Beyonce‘s “Deja Vu.”  He has worked with the likes of stars including the late Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber.  With credits like that, the music in Rags should be incredible.

Rags is scheduled to premiere on Nickelodeon in May 2012.

Check out the trailer for the new TV movie after the jump!

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Justin Bieber Gives Beliebers What They Want — Another “Boyfriend” Teaser!

Justin Bieber‘s new single “Boyfriend” is already a smash hit.  Just a few hours after its release on Monday, “Boyfriend” reached #1 on iTunes.  Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, even tweeted that a music video was already in production.

Now, beliebers are getting a sneak peek of the much-anticipated music video in teasers.  The first teaser, as seen above, gained over two million views in only one day.  Fresh of of his 2012 Kids Choice Awards Favorite Male Singer win, the Biebs is ready to share a second teaser trailer for the video with his beloved fans.

Check out the new teaser video for “Boyfriend” after the jump!

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Music Monday: Justin Bieber Brings The Swag In His Highly Anticipated Single “Boyfriend”

Justin Bieber wants to be your “Boyfriend!” The lead single off of his upcoming album Believe has J-Biebs going in a very different direction.  Co-produced and co-written by Mike Posner, the song is more grown-up compared to Bieber’s signature “Baby,” even featuring him showing off some fancy rapping skills!  This new sound could potentially draw in new Bieber fans. “Boyfriend” dropped at midnight on Monday, … Continue reading Music Monday: Justin Bieber Brings The Swag In His Highly Anticipated Single “Boyfriend”