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:

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

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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.

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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:

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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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”

Music Monday: Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”

Carly Rae Jepsen was first discovered on Canadian Idol back in 2007, where it was immediately clear that she was a star.  “Call Me Maybe” is the lead single off of her first EP, Curiosity.

The day Curiosity was released – this past February 14 – teen superstar Justin Bieber announced on Canada’s Much Music: New Music Live that Carly had been signed to Schoolboy Records.  The label is run by Scooter Braun (J-Biebs’ manager!).

“Call Me Maybe” is catchy and fun, as is the music video for the song.  In the video, Jepsen is spying on her hot neighbor.  She tries her best to get his attention, from washing her car to performing a song for him, but in the end the neighbor gives his number to one of her bandmates instead!

Since “Call Me Maybe” dropped in September, it has reached the top of the digital charts (which is the first song by a Canadian artist to do so since Justin Bieber’s “Baby” back in 2010).  “Call Me Maybe” is the 11th song by a Canadian artist to reach No. 1 on the Nielsen SoundScan.  In addition, Jepsen is the 4th Canadian artist to hit #1 on Billboard’s Canadian Hot 100.

So, what does all this say?  Carly Rae Jepsen has star-power and is definitely an artist to look out for!

Check out Carly’s “Call Me Maybe” music video, above.

You can see Justin Bieber giving a shout out to Carly here and a video of your favorite celebs (like Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, and more!) rockin’ out to “Call Me Maybe” after the jump!

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