Britney Spears is about to hit us again with the video for her new single “Hold it Against Me”. In only 10 short days, the video will be released with plenty of hype! As Britney sets out to release her latest album “Femme Fatal” the media is calling her most recent effort a “comeback”. Its not the first time, nor is she the only celebrity to earn this absolutely ridiculous tag. However, Britney is an excellent case in point. The woman toured, promoting her “Circus” album for almost all of 2009. At the end of the tour she released “3”. Then she took a little break. Its what being a pop star is all about. Work your ass off for easily two years and then take a rest. Its work. Its a job. Even when we don’t actually see Britney – she is working. Recording a new album and getting ready for the media blitz. She hasn’t had a new album in one year. One year! She did however, have a single during that time. Yet, the media call her most recent efforts a “comeback”. WTF?
Now, I admit that in the early days of Britney, when she was all of 17 years old and childless, her people were pumping out Britney albums as quickly as they could make them. Britney had about four albums in five years. I am sure that they are doing the same thing with The Biebs. He’s hot, he’s now and he is making a whole lot of people a whole lot of money. It seems that it has changed our expectations in terms of what a musical star is supposed to produce. They have to be in sight at all times. Complete and constant over-saturation of every form of media and communications. Its crazy.
Britney is back after what must have been a very short break (given that she has a video and album about to drop). It isn’t a comeback – because she really didn’t go anywhere. She is simply offering up her latest creation to the world. And I personally can’t wait for my girl crush to get out there and entertain us yet again.
He was back once again tonight stunning the ladies – cubbie and cougar alike! He looked freakin’ sexy and hot as always. This week Casey sang “Lawdy Miss. Clawdy” for Elvis week on idol. Nobody on Idol needs to prove that Casey is one hot piece o’ man. However they did try to capitalize on our cougar bait pick of the season by sticking him on that little round stage with the set up of screaming girls and Ryan Seacrest (who can really be bloody annoying. Sometimes I wish Simon would actually hit him). It was a cheese fest. A tidal wave of cheese. He’s hot. Trust me, we know. There is no reason to turn it into a ridiculous cheese-o-rama. Just let that beautiful boy do his thing without the theatrics of “he’s hot’. He is hot – plain and simple!
As for Casey’s performance, it was great, as always. But the truth is that he is….well….it wasn’t super innovative. I loved it personally and not just because Casey has been fueling me through my dirty thirties these days. I love his blues sound. In many ways, I think that beyond his drop dead gorgeous look, the singing style of Casey James is a matter of taste. He clearly seems to me to be a natural blues performer and I love that style of music. But for American Idol, he might just not have enough variation to make it through. And I do believe that he is one of the most talented performers on the show, but maybe not American Idol material. Look at Adam Lambert. He switched it up week after week making us wonder what he was going to do next. Take a look at Crystal Bowersox. She seems to stay true to her genre, yet switch it up just enough to keep us intrigued about what she will bring us from week to week. She is genius at switching up her musical arrangements.
I feel the same way about Casey. What will he bring to us each week? He is always good, but he is leaving me wanting something more (and I am not just talking about the dirty stuff here people!). It feels like he could indeed do more and that this week was indeed a “wasted opportunity”. Of course he chose the very bluesy Elvis tune. Of course. And it was great. But there is more in there if this very sexy man can just figure it out! And I hope he does because I for one would like to see a lot more of him.
Check out Casey’s performance this week:
Well its in full force people: America’s Next Top Model. Its on!! It really is my guilty pleasure. I look forward to it and watch faithfully. I have to admit that up until this season (though it has just started so I am hoping to Christ that I am not speaking to soon!), the cheese fest that has been ANTM drove me crazy. Really, I’m in it for the fashion, photo shoots and photography. I know it sounds like reading playboy for the articles, but its true. I hate the cheesy challenges they force down the throats of those poor girls. Particularly when it is Tyra leading the challenge. She has to be one of the most annoying beautiful people on tv. When she came out a couple seasons ago in a cape and was some kind of “smize” (smile with your eyes) superhero I think I threw up a little in my mouth.
There has been less about the whole “Smize” thing this season. With the addition of new judge Andre Leon Talley it is all about the “dreckitude”. Does anyone know what the hell he is talking about? What the hell is that? I don’t think that it has been defined. I am not sure what Tyra is attempting to do this season and while I am thankful that we have less of her annoying role play events, she is all about the jumpsuits. Yes Jumpsuits. She isn’t jumping out of a plane nor is it 1972. But no one has informed Tyra of this and she is wearing a new one each week. I guess it a game of give and take: Tyra Cheese or Tyra Jumpsuits. I’ll take jumpsuits.
So far it is the usual ANTM – people get eliminated, who cares? Its not like any of these poor tortured girls get any work after they bust their humps for Tyra. And thankfully we haven’t had to endure a video Cover Girl Commercial. Those things are just gut wrenching. But I am sure it is coming!
The highlight of the season came this week when the girls got to grope Nigel Barker. He played the role of shy male model that the girls had to charm. They left the girls more or less trapped and alone with Nigel in a gondola and then expressed surprise when they flirted with and molested him shamelessly!
Frankly, if left alone anywhere with Nigel, he wouldn’t have escaped with even one garment of clothing. The man is HOT and another reason to indulge in ANTM! And since he is so damn hot I am going to shamelessly include another picture of him cause its my blog!
And Cycle 14 continues….
I have got to take a stand for Jennifer Aniston and since this is my blog, I am going to do it! Though her marriage to Brad Pitt ended five long years ago, the media treats Jennifer like this pathetic creature that spends her days and nights pining for her lost husband, stolen away in the night by the irresistible vixen, Angelina Jolie.
If the media aren’t claiming that she is woefully waiting for him to come back, then she and Brad are secretly ‘Hooking Up’. There was some special photo session of her beautiful home recently and tabloids took the opportunity to tag out areas where “Jen cries for Brad”.
Lets face it people, they broke up fiver years ago. Do you sit around and pine for the ex guy or girl you had five years ago? When I think about the guy I was with back then, all I can think is thank dear God I came to my senses! And I am sure that a beautiful, smart and talented woman like Jenn doesn’t lie around her house moping either. Are Brad and Jenn hooking up? Doubt it! And does Jenn harbor a deep dark hatred for Angelina Jolie? Doubt that too! Nobody likes to see their man move on quickly and easily, but five years down the road and half a dozen children later, do you think that Jenn really cares?
Ms. Aniston has handled her divorce and its never ending aftermath like a lady. She has never spoken publicly about it. One would think that would mean that all these years later, the press would just leave her the f**k alone. But it doesn’t. Instead it is assumed that she spends her days pining away for the one she lost. Maybe it would have been better if she just did a giant, tacky tell all interview with Howard Stern?
Besides the passage of time and the fact that this woman has her own life, its time to face reality. Brad Pitt, quite frankly, has slipped a little bit. Lets recap in pictures:
Exhibit A: Man Candy
Now that is one fine piece of man! And yes he was voted sexiest man alive by People magazine like 50000 times, because he unquestionably was.
Exhibit B: You Go On With Yo Bad Self and Fine Piece O Man Meat!
Yes, this is what Brad looked like when Jenn had him. Fine, fine and more fine. A beautiful couple.
Exhibit C: The Slide.
That beard is nasty. Just plain nasty. There might be squirrels nesting in there. It ain’t good people.
Exhibit D: What Angeline Got:
And there you have it folks, the downhill, bearded slide of Brad Pitt, formerly known as the Sexiest Man Alive. So is Jenn all down and out wishing that Brad would leave the temptress Angelina and their brood behind? Not a chance. Every time she sees that nasty beard, I am sure she is patting herself on the back thinking about how she dodged a bullet. The bullet being that nasty ass beard!
So Media and Tabloids – Listen Up! Shes Just Not That Into Him!
Another great week for Casey. He looked better than ever – and he looked some good before! It seems that the folks at Idol are spicing things up with Casey realizing that he is the bait that Cougars around the globe have been licking their chops for. As soon as he is let loose from the American Idol confines, he is going to need security for all the cougars waiting to pounce on this sweet piece O prey. MMMmmmHHmmmm.
And the singing. GREAT! I love this guys voice and guitar abilities. Casey had one of the best performances of the night with Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’. Check him out:
So he rocked it again this week with ‘Hold On, I’m Coming’ and looked sexy as hell doing it! The man has a smile on him melting cougar hearts everywhere. This one included…sigh… The reality is that I don’t know that Sexy Casey will win Idol, but he should be a star in his own right whether he claims the title or not. His blues genre just might not make the Idol prototype. Imagine if he won and was forced to sing one of those cheesy Idol songs that they force down the throats of the new winner. Thinking about that, I am not sure that I want him to win. I feel like he should do his own thing and rock the guitar as much as he can. I can think of a few other things I would love to have this boy rock!
Check out his performance:
I never thought that I would be watching American Idol this season, let alone getting a serious crush on one of the contestants, Casey James. But I am all over that boy like a fat cop on a doughnut! He is bloody adorable! I feel like a bit of a cougar lusting after this young boy, but whatever, its worth it. His song choices have left something to be desired for the most part but the guitar, the voice and that good looking boy. I think that boys with guitars who can sing are in some kind of morality free zone. I bet that after this he gets laid – a lot! I know I would gladly get in line even though he chose to sing ‘The Power of Love’ by Huey Lewis last week. Really, you have the choice of Billboard’s hits and that is what you choose? It was a bit of a cheesy song but he still sounded and looked great. check it out:
Vote for Casey James America so you can feed my new celebrity crush! He is the sole reason that I am watching Idol this season.