Thursday, July 31, 2008

M.I.A.s 'Paper Planes' Is Her First Top 40

M.I.A's song 'Paper Planes' appears in a promo for the stoner flick 'Pineapple Express' and it's burning up the charts!

'Paper Planes' has already been out six months, it was released back in March 2008 and it has jumped from number 55 to 36 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This means this is officially M.I.A.'s first Top 40 hit in America!

The song is also currently number 3 on iTunes' top songs chart and her album, 'Kala', is at number 7 on the iTunes top albums chart.

Congratulations Maya! This is amazing, finally getting the shit she deserves.

So You Think You Can Dance: Week 8

This Week on So You Think You Can Dance the competition went down from the Top 6 to the Top 4.

Chelsie and Mark were sent home this week.

6th Place = Chelsie
5th Place = Mark

The Top 4 remaining Dancers that will be battling out for the top spot on next week's grand finale as America's Favourite Dancer will be:

- Courtney
- Twitch
- Katee
- Joshua

Big Brother 10: Week 3

This Week on Big Brother 10 [July 24 - 31]:

- Keesha won Head of Household
- Keesha nominated Angie & Jessie
- Keesha won Power of Veto
- Keesha kept nominations the same
- Angie was sent home with a vote of 8/0

Myers Writing Fourth 'Austin Powers'

Mike Myers has started writing a fourth "Austin Powers" which will be a homage to his father.

This fourth installment of the super spy spoof movie series will focus on Austin's arch-villain Dr. Evil and his relationship with his son Scott Evil (Seth Green).

It's very personal with a father and son theme loosely based on his own life.

Myers is apparently co-penning his idea with Mike McCullers who previously worked with Myers on the two 'Powers' sequels.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Burton & Depp Working On 7th Movie

Johnny Depp is tipped to play the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's new version of "Alice in Wonderland" for Disney Pictures.

A re-imagining of the classic children's tale by Lewis Carroll, the project would mark the seventh time Johnny and Tim have worked together and is scheduled for release in 2010.

I Can't wait! I have loved all of Tim Burton's creations!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fergie Workin On Black Eyed Peas Record

Fergie, who released her hit-packed solo album "The Dutchess" in 2006, said she's now in the studio working on a new album with the Black Eyed Peas, their first new record since 2005's "Monkey Business."

She said: "It's a new sound, we're going into the future. We're not doing the same old thing. We're not trying to copy what's out there on the radio."

The new Black Eyed Peas record is to be released this Fall, with a November 2008 release date.

Comin 2 DVD - July 29

This Week's New DVD Releases:

- Beverly Hills 90210: Season 5
- Doomsday
- Girlfriends: Season 4
- Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
- The Hills: Season 3
- Never Back Down
- Shine A Light
- Tiny Toons Adventures: Season 1, Volume 1

Monday, July 28, 2008

UK Singles Chart - July 26 - August 1

This Week's Top 10 Singles in the UK:

01 01 Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me
03 02 Kid Rock - All Summer Long
05 03 Jordin Sparks [W/ Chris Brown] - No Air
06 04 Neyo - Closer
04 05 Basshunter - All I Ever Wanted
09 06 The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go
12 07 Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me
08 08 Ironik - Stay With Me
11 09 Rihanna - Take A Bow
07 10 Madonna - Give It 2 Me

Faves Not In Top 10:

17 11 Sam Sparro - Black And Gold
16 12 Duffy - Warwick Avenue
10 15 Chris Brown - Forever
-- 19 Adele - Hometown Glory
28 23 Estelle [W/ Kanye West] - American Boy
21 24 Will.I.Am - Heartbreaker
22 29 Madonna [W/ Justin Timberlake] - 4 Minutes
32 39 Duffy - Mercy
37 43 Maroon5 & Rihanna - If I Never See Your Face Again
-- 47 Rihanna - Disturbia
34 52 Sugababes - About You Now
76 55 Leona Lewis - Better In Time
47 57 Estelle - No Substitute Love
59 63 Lil Wayne - Lollipop
64 64 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
-- 77 Sam Sparro - 21st Century Life
83 78 Rihanna [W/ Jay-Z] - Umbrella
61 83 OneRepublic - Stop And Stare
84 90 Amy Winehouse - Valerie
-- 92 Adele - Chasing Pavements
-- 94 Britney Spears - Break The Ice
62 96 Mariah Carey - Bye Bye
-- 99 Kylie Minogue - In My Arms

UK Albums Chart - July 26 - August 1

This Week's Top 10 UK Albums:

02 01 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
05 02 ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits
01 03 Basshunter - Now You're Gone
04 04 Duffy - Rockferry
03 05 Sharleen Spiteri - Melody
06 06 The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
-- 07 Bachelors - I Believe: The Very Best of
07 08 Chris Brown - Exclusive
-- 09 Primal Scream - Beautiful Future
08 10 Nickelback - All The Right Reasons

Faves Not In Top 10:

13 11 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
12 12 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
10 15 Madonna - Hard Candy
32 21 Adele - 19
33 41 Estelle - Shine
35 42 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
47 45 Amy Winehouse - Frank
78 51 Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro
59 66 Leona Lewis - Spirit
75 67 Mark Ronson - Version
65 69 Timbaland - Shock Value
64 70 Sugababes - Change
80 85 OneRupublic - Dreaming Out Loud
92 95 Kate Nash - Made Of Bricks

"Knight" Tops, "X-Files" Flops

"The Dark Knight" topped the box-office again this weekend with $75.6 million, down a very respectable 52% from last week's best all-time opening, and easily flying past the $300 million mark with a $314.2 million cume in just 10 days.

That makes the film the fastest ever to $300 million, taking 10 days whereas previous winner "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" took 16 days to do the same. The Batman sequel will likely pass the $314.9 million total gross of "Iron Man" in a few hours, and it is estimated the film will not only easily cross the $400 million mark but could head into a total gross in the $500 million range - making it the second highest earner of all time behind only "Titanic".

The rosy news continued as Will Ferrell comedy "Step Brothers" also opened this weekend in second place with a very impressive $30 million. Last week's musical "Mamma Mia!" took in $17.8 million, falling only 36% in its second weekend (one of the smallest second weekend drops of the year) and landed in third place. Everything else held well, "Journey to the Center of the Earth" having the smallest drop with a 23.7% fall while "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" had the largest with a 51.2% drop.

The only other wide release this weekend was "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" which pulled in a very disappointing $10 million opening. The film was critically maligned, getting only 33% positive reviews and a 4.9/10 average score on Rotten Tomatoes along with a 49/100 & 6.4/10 on Metacritic. Nevertheless with its relatively low budget ($30 million), Fox won't lose much on its investment.

Britney's Comeback 2 Be Huge

Britney Spears will be the biggest star in the world next year - according to the man who is penning songs for her new album.

British producer, songwriter and chart star Taio Cruz, is working on songs for the Spears.

Taio believes Britney will once again conquer the world - and that she was forced into recording her last album too soon.

“I have been writing and producing tracks for the new Britney record but as always with her, I’m not allowed to talk about the sound. Her career is riding on this record so I need to sit down and talk to her to make sure she is ready. The songs will be good - she has Kanye, Pharrell, Timbaland and me doing tracks for her. It is more a matter of whether she is mentally and physically ready for this. On the last album, Blackout, she was tired and people were forcing her to put another album out. If she is ready it will be huge - she just came with Blackout too early.”

Britney's sixth studio album is exprected at the top of 2009.

Box Office Results - July 25 - 27

This Week's Top 20 Films:

01 01 The Dark Knight
-- 02 Step Brothers
02 03 Mamma Mia!
-- 04 The X-Files: I Want To Believe
04 05 Journey To The Center Of The Earth
03 06 Hancock
06 07 Wall-E
05 08 Hellboy II: The Golden Army
07 09 Space Chimps
08 10 Wanted
09 11 Get Smart
10 12 Kung Fu Panda
13 13 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
12 14 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
14 15 Sex And The City
17 16 Tell No One
15 17 The Incredible Hulk
11 18 Meet Dave
-- 19 Brideshead Revisited
16 20 Iron Man

Out of the Top 20 This Week:

- You Don't Mess With The Zohan
- Kismat Konnection
- Mongol

Saturday, July 26, 2008

'Dark Knight' Continues 2 Devour It's Competition

'The Dark Knight' took in another $23.1 on Friday and is expected to make around $73 million this weekend.

The film is on track to beat the record set by 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest', which took in $300 million at the box office in 16 days.

'The Dark Knight' is expected to do that by day 10.

And, based on their continued strength and repeat business, it is even being mentioned that 'The Dark Knight' could beat 'Titanic' to become the biggest grossing film of all time.

Ciara's 'Fantasy Ride' 2 Be 3 CD Set

'Fantasy Ride' is the third studio album by Ciara. Ciara started recording in early January and finished recording in late July 2008. The album is slated to be released in November 2008 after being pushed back twice. She is working with producers Danja, The Clutch, T-Pain, Tricky Stewart, and Rodney Jerkins.

The first single is now set to be "Work" (produced by Danja), which will be released sometime in August 2008. Ciara has stated that "High Price" will not be the first single due to it being leaked too early.

She said: "My feelings were very hurt cause I wanted to present the single to my fans in the right way". She also stated that Akon, The-Dream, Lil John, and Ludacris will make guest appearances on the album.

'Fantasy Ride' will be released as an eclectic three-disc album rather than all the tracks on a single CD. Five to six songs will be featured on each disc supplying a different theme. The first disc entitled 'Groove City' contains slow jams similar to the single, "Promise". The second disc called 'Crunktown' includes crunk-influenced tracks reminiscing "Goodies". The third disc named 'Kingdom of Dance' provides up-tempo house and freestyle cuts.

The final track listing for 'Fantasy Ride' has not been confirmed yet but here are some of the confirmed tracks that will be present on 'Fantasy Ride':

Work (produced by Danja)
"Echo" (produced by Danja)
"When I" (produced by Champ Champ)
"Supernatural" (produced by Ne-Yo)
"Pride" (featuring & produced by Polow da Don)
"Fantasy Ride" (produced by Tricky Stewart)
"Cool On You" (produced by Jasper Cameron)
"High Price" (featuring Ludacris) (produced by Tricky Stewart)

Billboard Hot 100 - July 26

This Week's Top 10 American Singles:

01 01 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
02 02 Rihanna - Take A Bow
04 03 Chris Brown - Forever
03 04 Lil Wayne - Lollipop
07 05 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
05 06 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
06 07 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
08 08 Lil Wayne - A Milli
14 09 Kardinal Offishall [W/ Akon] - Dangerous
11 10 Jesse McCartney - Leavin

Faves Not In Top 10:

12 12 The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
15 15 Rihanna - Disturbia
31 26 Estelle [W/ Kanye West] - American Boy
23 27 Danity Kane - Damaged
30 31 Lil Wayne [W/ T-Pain] - Got Money
48 36 Flo Rida [W/ Will.I.Am] - In The Ayer

Billboard Hot 200 - July 26

This Week's Top 10 American Albums:

-- 01 Nas - Untitled
01 02 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
07 03 Soundtrack - Mamma Mia!
02 04 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
03 05 Soundtrack - Camp Rock
05 06 Kid Rock - Rock N Roll Jesus
-- 07 John Mellencamp - Life Death Love and Freedom
-- 08 David Banner - The Greatest Story Ever Told
-- 09 Taylor Swift - Beautiful Eyes
08 10 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad

Faves Not In Top 10:

12 15 Katy Perry - One Of The Boys
15 21 Leona Lewis - Spirit
21 25 Duffy - Rockferry
27 31 Chris Brown - Exclusive
33 32 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
58 40 Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement
25 41 Maroon5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long
36 43 Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride
31 47 Mariah Carey - E=MC2
42 61 OneRepublic - Dreaming Out Loud
63 69 Madonna - Hard Candy
53 72 Adele - 19
67 90 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black

Billboard Canadian 100 - July 26

This Week's Top 10 Canadian Singles:

01 01 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
03 02 Lady GaGa [W/ Colby O'Donis] - Just Dance
09 03 Chris Brown - Forever
02 04 Kardinal Offishall [W/ Akon] - Dangerous
04 05 Metro Station - Shake It
12 06 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
06 07 Rihanna - Disturbia
05 08 Rihanna - Take A Bow
07 09 The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
08 10 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine

Faves Not In The Top 10:

11 12 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
18 14 Estelle [W/ Kanye West] - American Boy
15 16 Maroon5 & Rihanna - If I Never See Your Face Again
16 18 Madonna [W/ Justin Timberlake] - 4 Minutes
32 19 Madonna - Give It 2 Me
21 21 Duffy - Mercy
22 24 Lil Wayne - Lollipop
40 40 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
49 43 Flo Rida [W/ Will.I.Am] - In The Ayer
39 45 OneRepublic - Stop And Stare
42 46 Danity Kane - Damaged
56 50 Leona Lewis - Better In Time
53 59 Carrie Underwood - Last Name
-- 64 M.I.A. - Paper Planes
66 65 Girlicious - Like Me
93 80 Lil Wayne - A Milli
91 88 Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
99 94 Nelly Furtado - In God's Hands

Friday, July 25, 2008

'Madonna Confessions' Finally Gets A Release

The Confessions Tour photography book by Guy Oseary has been revived. It was previously due for release this summer but was cancelled, but now is available for pre-order again! and are taking pre-orders for the book which is due for release on 01 October 2008.

Photography and Introduction by Guy Oseary

MADONNA CONFESSIONS is the first official, inside book on the most famous woman in the world since the 1992 release of the landmark monograph Sex. With over 250 never-before-seen images taken by Guy Oseary and personally approved by Madonna, the book showcases the provocative themes of her live performances—from equestrian to urban Bedouin, and from glam punk to disco fever—and celebrates what The New York Times calls "the sheer spectacularity of her physical form." Enhanced with Madonna's short, sassy interspersed quotes, CONFESSIONS is a matchless, must-have record of one of the highlights of her career.

Guy Oseary is the CEO of Maverick and Madonna's manager. He has worked closely with Madonna for two decades. As Oseary was the only photographer allowed access to capture every single concert, this book contains the quintessential moments from the Confessions Tour.

MC Releases 2nd Fragrance 'Luscious Pink'

The embodiment of femininity and delicate sensuality, the debut advertising visual is an intimate portrait of Mariah bathed in a halo of luminous beauty.

Through Luscious Pink, Mariah gives a more intimate look into her world and her artistry, revealing her sparkling personality and undeniable sensuality.

With her beautiful voice, Mariah Carey has created music conveying such depth of emotion that it has captivated millions of people around the globe. The new fragrance Luscious Pink captures Mariah's transcendent vocals, ethereal beauty and feminine aura.

The fragrance is a harmony of sparkling Bellini, velvety pink peony and warm sun-kissed woods, Mariah's new fragrance is a luscious blend of notes as enveloping as her voice.

Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink, the glowing new fragrance, is the next chapter in the Mariah Carey fragrance collection.

2008 MTV Video Music Awards - Part 1

This year's MTV Video Music Awards will be presented in Los Angeles and the host will be Russell Brand on September 7, 2008.

Each week on Friday the official nominations are released in two catagories:

The First Week - July 18 - 24:

Best Female Video:

- Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
- Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
- Rihanna - Take A Bow
- Jordin Sparks [W/ Chris Brown] - No Air
- Britney Spears - Piece Of Me

Best Male Video:

- Chris Brown - With You
- Flo Rida [W/ T-Pain] - Low
- Lil Wayne - Lollipop
- T.I. - No Matter What
- Usher [W/ Young Jeezy] - Love In This Club

Comin 2 Theatres - July 25

This Week's New Releases:

- Brideshead Revisited
- Step Brothers
- The X-Files: I Want To Believe

Thursday, July 24, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance - Week 7

This week on 'So You Think You Can Dance' the Top 8 dancers went down to the Top 6.

Will and Comfort were the next two dancers sent home.

8th Place = Comfort
7th Place = Will

The Top 6 Dancers left competing for the title of America's Favourite Dancer are:

- Courtney
- Joshua
- Katee
- Twitch
- Mark
- Chelsie

'Dark Knight' Keeps Rollin In The Millions

As reported earlier this week, 'The Dark Knight' made $24 Million on Monday and another $20 Million on Tuesday.

Well it is still making lots of money, yesterday [Wednesday] it made another $18.4 Million dollars.

Since it's release on July 18, 2008, the film has grossed $222 Million in North America in 5 days. Not including the weekends tally, the film has grossed another $65 Million throughout the week. It could easily make another $25 Million dollars Thursday through Sunday making 'The Dark Knight' have a total of $90 Million for the second week in theatres.

$90 Million is unheard of when it comes to a second week in theatres. Millions of movies struggle to make $20 Million and hundreds of sequels struggle to make $50 Million. 'The Dark Knight' has already made $65 Million with only including [Monday - Wednesday].

I believe this film will make 'Titanic' run for the hills as the all-time grossing FILM!

'The Fame' Will Be Released In August

Lady GaGa will release her debut album 'The Fame' on August 19, 2008 in Canada and Europe. The American release will be released sometime in October 2008.

The lead single 'Just Dance' featuring. Colby O'Donis is a fun, catchy song that is destined to be a hit. It is doing amazing in Canada where it sits at #2 on the Canadian Hot 100, only second to 'I Kissed A Girl' by Katy Perry. 'Just Dance' is poised to take Perry's crown as the end of summer song.

'The Fame' track listing:

01 - "Just Dance"
02 - "Beautiful Dirty Rich"
03 - "Wonderful"
04 - "Rock Show"
05 - "Dirty Ice Cream"
06 - "Disco Heaven"
07 - "Love Game"
08 - "Boys Boys Boys"
09 - "Paparazzi"
10 - "The Fame"
11 - "I Miss U Babe"
12 - "Me&U"
13 - "Again Again"

'Just Dance' was released to radio in April 2008 and shows no signs of slowing down until September. The second rumoured single is 'Beautiful Dirty Rich' which would be a fantastic follow-up.

Mimi Will Tour This Fall/Winter

Mariah Carey returned to the MTV studios and spoke about her upcoming tour in support of her album 'E=MC2' which was released in April 2008.

What does Mariah want to do this time around? After all, her 'Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, the Hits, the Tour' was quite elaborate with nine costume changes.

"I'm thinking elaborate," she said. "I like elaborate. We only do substantial. That's what my jeweler says. I haven't gotten the looks in mind just yet, but we're going to figure it out soon enough."

Mariah did say that the tour would most likely start in November 2008 but could be put on hold until December or January 2009.

Timbaland' Working On 'Shock Value 2'

Timbaland released his second LP 'Shock Value' back in April 2007 and it spawned off three mega-hit singles and two hip/hop singles. Here is a list of the singles:

01 - Give It To Me [With/ Nelly Furtado &
Justin Timberlake]

02 - The Way I Are [With/ Keri Hilson & D.O.E.]

03 - Throw It On Me [With/ The Hives]

04 - Apologize [With/ OneRepublic]

05 - Scream [With/ Keri Hilson & Nicole Scherzinger]

The LP's follow-up, Shock Value 2, already has a few tracks in the can but no release date yet. Tim said he wants to stay away from working with some of the same folks he included last time, just to keep everyone guessing.

"Shock Value is really like the Now [That's What I Call Music!] compilation," he said. "That's my goal for this — not [to showcase] me as an artist. Of course I'll do my little part, introduce some people. It gives me room to go tour across the world. People request me. I put on a show. I put on a musical show.

"Right now, I have a song with Madonna that I didn't put on her album. I saved [it] in case I wanna do one for me," he revealed. "Of course I'mma do one with Beyoncé. Of course I'mma do one with Jordin Sparks, Rihanna. It's a lot of people. I'mma do one with Jonas Brothers. I'mma try to have 10 major ones."

On the hip-hop side, Timbo said he's looking at T.I., already has T-Pain and expects Jay-Z. "Jay was really on the last one, but he wanted to change [the song]," he said. "I said, 'Look, man, I gotta put out an album. You're killing me.' "

Can't wait for 'Shock Value 2' especially the songs with Madonna & Rihanna.

The Horror Of A 'Rocky' Remake

MTV is planning to remake the 1975 cult classic turned cultural institution "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".

The new version will use the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien but may also include music not featured in the original.

The director and casting decisions have yet to be announced. The hope is for the project to be ready by Halloween 2009.

Why mess with such a classic?

John Waters Writing 'Hairspray' Sequel

John Waters will write a treatment for a sequel to last year's hit musical feature "Hairspray" for New Line.

The aim is to pick up the Baltimore saga of the Turnblad family after the resolution of the first film set in 1962.

Director/choreographer Adam Shankman, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will all return in the same capacities.

No cast has been set and none of the stars of the first such as John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Queen Latifah and Michelle Pfeiffer had sequel options.

The studio plans to reunite the original cast and have the film out mid-July 2010.

Ian McKellen Reprises 'Gandalf' Role

After months of speculation, the cinematic legend that is Sir Ian McKellen has confirmed that he is indeed preparing to dust off his grey wizard robes and cultivate himself a long, flowing beard to play 'Gandalf the Gray' in Guillermo Del Toro’s [Pan's Labyrinth] adaptation of 'The Hobbit.'

Speaking at a special screening of The Dark Knight at London’s Imax cinema on Monday night, he said: "Well, I haven’t had the contract yet but it’s everyone’s intention that I play Gandalf so yes, I will be returning to the role. Although it’s not until 2010, I’m very much excited about returning.”

While the dotted line has yet to be formally signed upon, Sir Ian has spoken at length with Del Toro about the Lord Of The Rings prequels and he’s seemingly very happy at the idea of making the journey back to Middle Earth - albeit with a new director at the helm.

Can't wait 4 these prequels!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Big Brother 10 - Week 2

This week on 'Big Brother 10' [July 16 - 23]:

- Jessie Won Head of Household
- Jessie Nominated Dan & Steven
- Michelle Won Power Of Veto
- Michelle kept the Nominations the same
- Steven was sent home by a vote of 9 - 0

Duffy Follows-Up With 'Warwick Avenue'

Duffy, who has received a lot of attention in North America ever since her debut single 'Mercy' was released back in April 2008. Duffy will be in Toronto on August 5, 2008 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre.

Duffy is set to release her fourth single in her homeland of the UK and will release her second single in North America in August. The single she has chosen will not be the amazing 'Rockferry' but the laidback 'Warwick Avenue'.

The video is set to be released to stations on August 14, 2008 with the single going to radio on August 6, 2008.

Winehouse Working On Third LP

Amy Winehouse has been working on her follow-up to her smash sophomore release 'Back To Black' for most of 2008. Here are some of the rumours circulating since the beginning of 2008.

After a surprise duet with Prince at the end of a London appearance, he proposed that she fly to his Minnesota home to work on a musical collaboration.

Meanwhile, George Michael wrote a song with which he wants to duet with Winehouse. Michael said "Amy is the best female vocalist I have ever heard in my entire career, as well as one of the best writers."

The singer expressed interest in working with Damian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, in Jamaica.

Winehouse has begun work on songs for a forthcoming album, in collaboration with Mark Ronson.

Pete Doherty said that Babyshambles had begun collaborating with the singer on a song entitled "You Hurt the Ones You Love". In May 2008, Doherty announced that he will duet with Winehouse on a track for the forthcoming Babyshambles album.
Winehouse is writing the song with Babyshambles guitarist Mick Whitnall. In addition Doherty said that Winehouse was "recording loads of new stuff" and that he is taking a "back seat" in the collaboration process.[63]

Winehouse said she has written "loads of songs" for the upcoming James Bond movie Quantum of Solace and "it’s up to them if they want it or not.”

According to a newspaper report Winehouse plans to start her own record label when she has fulfilled her contractual obligations to to her current label Island Records.

Hopefully the album will be amazing, like the last, and will be released by the end of 2008 or early 2009.

Madonna Becomes First Women 2 Set UK Record

With her last two singles 'Give It 2 Me' and '4 Minutes' both notching up another week in the UK singles chart this week Queen Of Pop Madonna has passed the 700 weeks in the UK chart mark!

Only Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard and now Madonna have ever done this. 700 weeks is almost 13 and a half years in the Top 75. Quite amazing! Congratulation to Madonna and her loyal fans.

'Dark Knight' Continues 2 Break Records

The Dark Knight took in $24.M on Monday.

And, now we have yesterday's earnings!

The film made an addition $20.8M on Tuesday. Most movie's debut to that number (or less) on a Friday!

The Dark Knight's domestic earnings currently stand at $203.7 million, in less than one week of release.

It's the first flick to cross the $200 million mark in 5 days.

I love it! 'The Dark Knight' deserves all the records!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

'New York City' Track Listing Revealed

The Brazilian Girls are set to release their third LP 'New York City' in a couple weeks on August 5, 2008.

The cover artwork and the track listing have just been released to the public.

Here is the track listing for 'New York City':

01 - St.Petersburg 4:21
02 - Losing Myself 4:30
03 - Berlin 2:42
04 - Strangeboy 5:23
05 - Ricardo 4:03
06 - I Want Out 4:24
07 - L'Interprete 2:27
08 - Good Time 3:47
09 - Internacional 6:21
10 - Nouveau Americain 3:57
11 - Mano de Dios 4:23

Comin 2 DVD - July 22

This Week's New DVD Releases:

- 21
- My Blueberry Nights
- Paranoid Park
- Emotional Arithmetic

'Fashion Rocks 2008' Line-Up Announced

Fergie must have never heard the old adage about not repeating the same fashion — because she’s set to perform at Condé Nast’s Fashion Rocks for the third year running this fall.

Fergie Ferg won’t be the only repeat offender. The Black Eyed Peas, who joined her on one song two years ago, will also headline along with Beyoncé, who headlined in 2006 too.

Also coming back to the Fashion Rocks stage are Mariah Carey (who headlined in 2005) and Rihanna (who performed with Elton John in 2006). But this year’s show will have some new energy from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Duffy, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne for the event’s fifth anniversary. Keith Urban and Kid Rock are also on the bill.

The concert will take place September 5 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and will be taped as a two-hour program to air four nights later, September 9, on CBS. Proceeds from the event will benefit Stand Up to Cancer.

'The Dark Knight' Kills All Box Office Records

"The Dark Knight" has broken the record books with the film taking in an estimated three-day opening weekend haul of $158.3 million - easilly beating the previous 'best opening weekend of all time' title held by "Spider-Man 3" with $151.1 million.

A $67.9 million haul on Friday combined with a $48 million Saturday total to yield the figure which gives the extraordinarily well-reviewed film an astonishing $35,579 per screen average across 4,366 theaters. Warners is estimating a Sunday figure of around $39.5 million, but no-one is certain how this will play out until accurate three-day figures come in tomorrow morning.

Internationally the film is also doing gangbuster business with a $40 million haul despite only opening in 20 countries which doesn't including major markets like the UK or Japan. Even if the drop-off is steep, unlikely considering the reviews, the film will easily pass the $300 million and likely push into the $400 million range by the time its finished its run - either way it'll be the biggest earner of the year and well ahead of nearest rivals Indiana Jones and Iron Man.

Both the success of 'Mia' and 'Knight' domestically this weekend led to $250 million in ticket sales overall - the biggest three-day weekend in terms of total grosses ever - easily throttling the previous record of $218.4 million on July 7th-9th 2006 when "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest" and "Superman Returns" dominated the frame.

Britney Seeks Revenge On New Album

Britney Spears is planning to use her new album to get revenge on those who have wronged her, according to a report today.

Following her highly-publicised personal problems, the pop star is spending the summer in the studio to work on the follow-up to her 2007 album 'Blackout'.

According to the Sunday Mirror, Spears has already penned a number of tracks. One, titled ‘ATM’, accuses her mother of using her for money. It contains the lyrics: “Hey Mama, I know it’s my cash you seek… You know they treat me like an ATM, but y’all know that I’m too good for ‘em.”

Another track reportedly suggests that Justin Timberlake was not her first lover. Titled ‘Already Bad’, it reveals: “I know you thought you were the first, but I had already quenched my thirst, I was already bad.”

An insider told the newspaper: “The songs are up tempo and there are some wicked heavy beats. She’s built on the foundations she laid in her last album, Blackout.

“These tunes will change the way people think about Britney. A lot of people have messed her around over the years and she’s bottled up all this anger and now she’s just let it all out.”

Lady GaGa Has Written 4 Britney

Lady GaGa 22, made the rounds on radio stations 99.9 FM & Z103.5 in Toronto today, and revealed she is working with Britney, and has already written & recorded two songs for Brit.

“When Mad-Dog (one of the morning show hosts) asked her [Lady Ga Ga] when the album would be released, she went on to say that she “couldn’t imagine it would be this year,” but probably mid-2009, as Britney was very much in the early stages of the album when she worked with her. She also went on to say that the album is very much a continuation to “Blackout,” but 10 times bigger in production value, and that the comeback would have people “regretting putting those videos of her on you tube.

Lady Ga Ga says her goal as an artist is to “funnel a pop record to a world in a very interesting way. I almost want to trick people into hanging with something that is really cool with a pop song. It’s almost like the spoonful of sugar and I’m the medicine.”

LGG is just one of many producers Britney is working with for her next album, including Jonathan JR Rotem, Sean Garrett, Guy Sigsworth, Danja. Jim Beanz, Darkchild, Kara Dioguardi, Taio Cruz, Babyface, Dallas Austin, Polow Da Don, Damon Elliott, The Runawayz, Fredwreck, Bloodshy & Avant, Bryan-Michael Cox, and now Lady Ga Ga.

'Sticky & Sweet' Rehearsals/Rumours - Update 5

There has been a little change in the 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour setlist. The 1989 classic song 'Like A Prayer', an all time fan favourite, has been recently added to the list of songs rehearsed by Madonna for the tour.

It is still not clear at the moment if the song is an addition to the already existing setlist or if it will replace one of the previously mentioned songs.

Like A Prayer enters the setlist rehearsals along huge hits of the same caliber such as Vogue, Ray Of Light, Into The Groove, La Isla Bonita, Hung Up and Music.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Box Office Results - July 18 - 20

This Week's Top 20 Films:

-- 01 The Dark Knight
-- 02 Mamma Mia!
02 03 Hancock
03 04 Journey To The Center Of The Earth
01 05 Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
04 05 Wall-E
-- 07 Space Chimps
05 08 Wanted
06 09 Get Smart
08 10 Kung Fu Panda
07 11 Meet Dave
11 12 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
10 13 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
12 14 Sex And The City
09 15 The Incredible Hulk
14 16 Iron Man
-- 17 Tell No One
13 18 You Don't Mess With The Zohan
-- 19 Kismat Konnection
16 20 Mongol

Out of the Top 20 This Week:

- The Love Guru
- The Happening
- The Visitor
- What Happens in Vegas
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Billboard Hot 100 - July 19

This Week's Top 10 American Singles:

01 01 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
02 02 Rihanna - Take A Bow
03 03 Lil Wayne - Lollipop
06 04 Chris Brown - Forever
04 05 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
07 06 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
05 07 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
11 08 Lil Wayne - A Milli
10 09 Miley Cyrus - 7 Things
09 10 Piles - Bust It Baby Part 2

Faves Not In Top 10:

12 12 The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
15 15 Rihanna - Disturbia
17 23 Danity Kane - Damaged
35 30 Lil Wayne [W/ T-Pain] - Got Money
40 31 Estelle [W/ Kanye West] - American Boy
31 44 Madonna [W/ Justin Timberlake] - 4 Minutes
53 48 Flo Rida [W/ Will.I.Am] - In The Ayer
48 50 OneRepublic - Stop and Stare

Billboard Hot 200 - July 19

This Week's Top 10 American Albums:

01 01 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
02 02 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
03 03 Soundtrack - Camp Rock
-- 04 Beck - Modern Guilt
07 05 Kid Rock - Rock N Roll Jesus
06 06 Various Artists - Now 28
-- 07 Soundtrack - Mamma Mia!
09 08 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
04 09 G-Unit - T.O.S.
05 10 John Mayer - Where The Light Is: Live

Faves Not In Top 10:

14 12 Katy Perry - One Of The Boys
18 15 Leona Lewis - Spirit
20 21 Duffy - Rockferry
98 25 Maroon5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long
27 27 Chris Brown - Exclusive
33 31 Mariah Carey - E=MC2
59 33 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
35 36 Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride
51 42 OneRepublic - Dreaming Out Loud
62 53 Adele - 19
43 58 Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement
57 63 Madonna - Hard Candy
64 67 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black

Billboard Canadian 100 - July 19

This Week's Top 10 Canadian Singles:

01 01 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
02 02 Kardinal Offishall [W/ Akon] - Dangerous
04 03 Lady GaGa [W/ Colby O'Donis] - Just Dance
05 04 Metro Station - Shake It
03 05 Rihanna - Take A Bow
08 06 Rihanna - Disturbia
12 07 The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
10 08 Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
09 09 Chris Brown - Forever
07 10 Hedley - Never Too Late

Faves Not In Top 10:

06 11 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
18 12 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
15 15 Maroon5 & Rihanna - If I Never See Your Face Again
11 16 Madonna [W/ Justin Timberlake] - 4 Minutes
20 18 Estelle [W/ Kanye West] - American Boy
21 21 Duffy - Mercy
24 22 Lil Wayne - Lollipop
41 32 Madonna - Give It 2 Me
44 40 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
33 42 Danity Kane - Damaged
54 49 Flo Rida [W/ Will.I.Am] - In The Ayer
57 53 Carrie Underwood - Last Name
78 56 Leona Lewis - Better In Time
61 66 Girlicious - Like Me
-- 93 Lil Wayne - A Milli
96 98 Alanis Morissette - Underneath
87 99 Nelly Furtado - In God's Hands

Comin 2 Theatres - July 18

This Week's New Releases:

- The Dark Knight
- Gonzo: The Life and Work of
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
- A Jihad For Love
- Mamma Mia!
- Space Chimps
- Stuck

So You Think You Can Dance - Week 6

This Week's Top 10 dancers have been cut and are now the Top 8.

Kerington and Gev have been sent home this week.

10th Place = Kerington
09th Place = Gev

The Top 8 Dancers left to compete for the title of America's favourite dancer are:

- Comfort
- Twitch
- Chelsie
- Mark
- Will
- Katee
- Joshua
- Courtney