12/31/09

A Reflection on 2009

So it's almost 2010 and I am sitting here reflecting on the past year. 2009 was a great year for me and my website. I'm surprised at how far its come from the little idea that I had. Jay Swag Blog is a little over a year old now (est. October 2008). When I first started I figured I would write for a year, get disappointed in its success, and give up. As I sit here writing this I realized how wrong I was. Within this short amount of time I've interviewed artist like The Scenic, and even D. Woods about the break up of Danity Kane. I reported on the Couture for a Cure fashion show. I've even met some pretty cool bloggers. Shout out to the owners of the following blogs, aramatic.blogspot.com malibumara.blogspot.com kidfreshhotfashionx.blogspot.com and justinfreshness.blogspot.com. I know 2010 is going to be a big year for them and hopefully me as well! In this next year I hope to get back to interviewing artists who are hot at the moment, and also up and coming artist. Oh yea! I wont Gunnar shades from Soulja Boy this year too! haha. This year is going to be a good year, I can feel it. I plan on getting another new layout, creating a team of super bloggers and providing you with more interviews and coverage of events. I want to thank everyone for my support and bearing with me while I bring my website to a level higher than I even imagined. Good by 2009, hello 2010!
-Jay P-

12/30/09

Weezy Bids Farewell

Lil Wayne performed for his hometown of New Orleans for one final time before he is off to jail. He announced to the crowd that he is nothing with out them. Many of his fans hope for him to follow in T.I. footsteps, who promised to turn his life around after jail. Wayne also plans to perform in Louisiana and Texas on what he calls his Farewell tour. He's next album is set to release on February 1st.
-Jay P-

12/24/09

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone has a great holiday! I wanted to share a video from our YouTube artist of the month. Listen to Loren Allred's amazing rendition of Where Are You Christmas.
-Jay P-

12/20/09

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy

Actress Brittany Murphy passed away this morning in Los Angeles. She was only 32-years-old. She went into cardiac arrest and was then rushed to the hospital. When she got to the hospital they could not revive her. Please keep her family in your prayers. R.I.P.
-Jay P-

12/18/09

Day 26 Falls Victim to the Curse

It was only a matter of time. Day 26 has fallen victim to the Making the Band Curse. Following in the footsteps of their sister group, Danity Kane , Day 26 is falling apart, one member at a time. Que is no longer a member of the group. He tweeted yesterday saying "wow.. im soo hurt rt now i just received a letter from day26 saying they are moving forward without me..im so confused..what did i do?" He goes on to say that God has his back. 2 hours ago, he tweeted that his new management is Soul World Entertainment. Good luck to Day 26 and Que! I hope they all continue with their success.
-Jay P-

Tina Knowles Files for Divorce

Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles, has decided to split up with her husband of 31 years! Word is, she filed for divorce sometime last month. There is speculation as to whether or not this has to do with Matthew Knowles being hit with a paternity lawsuit in October, from a women who was not his wife. My guess is...that has everything to do with it! Hopefully they have a peaceful divorce for Beyonce and Solange.
-Jay P-

New Rihanna Video

I'm sure the video won't be up for long, but check out Rihanna's brand new video for her hit single Hard . I love it! What do you think of it? I'm a big fan of this song and also, Russian Roulette.
-Jay P-

12/15/09

Poor Mariah

Apparently, Island Def Jam has decided to stop promoting Mariah's new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. Her sales were not high enough and so they had to develop a plan B. There will be a remix album released sometime in February. I'm not sure what I think about this. What do you guys think? Is this a good idea, or should they not even release a remix album?
-Jay P-

I'll Be Home For Christmas

Above is some footage from the Jennifer Hudson special, I'll Be Home For Christmas. If you didn't see it make sure you find a way to watch the whole special, it's definitely worth it! Jennifer Hudson has been through so much in the past years, yet she still shines through. I loved her rendition of Silent Night!If you saw the special what did you think? Let me know at, johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-

12/14/09

Kourtney Has Her Baby

Kourtney Kardashian gave birth to her baby boy, Mason Dash Disick, today! He weighed in at a healthy weight of about 7 pounds and 6 ounces. Congratulations to her and boyfriend Scott! Let's just hope they can stay together this time.
-Jay P-

Jersey Shore Punching Scene Cut

MTV's newest reality show, The Jersey Shore, has decided not to air the scene where cast member, Snooki, is punched in the face. They released a statement saying, "What happened to Snooki was a crime and obviously extremely disturbing. After hearing from our viewers, further consulting with experts on the issue of violence, and seeing how the video footage has been taken out of contest to not show the severity of this act or the resulting consequences, MTV has decided not to air Snooki being physically punched in next week's episode. The show will still make it clear what events transpired, including the full aftermath." I personally think this is a great idea, being that the show is already receiving enough criticism. Despite all of the people hating on the show, it's viewers doubled from last week! Are you watching the Jersey Shore?
-Jay P-

R.I.P. Mechanical Dummy

Chris Brown, known as Mechanical Dummy on Twitter, has deleted his account on the website! This was done after the r&b artist went on a rant describing how he was angry that Wal-Mart did not have his new album on sale. I'm sure we will be seeing Chris Brown back on twitter any day...Oh by the way Chris... Graffiti is on display at Wal-Mart?
-Jay P-

12/10/09

Miley Cyrus' Grammy Nomination Pulled

Miley Cyrus was nominated for a Grammy for her performance of "The Climb" in the Hannah Montana Movie, however, today, her nomination was pulled! It was replaced by "All is Love" from the movie Where the Wild Things Are . Seems a little strange don't you think? I wonder why the switch?
-Jay P-

12/8/09

YouTube Artist Of The Month

So I've decided to add a new feature on Jay Swag to help those with talent get the attention they deserve. Every month I am going to have a "YouTube Artist of the Month," that will be featured on my site. The first singer I have chosen is Loren Allred. She has one of the best voices I've heard and she sings with so much soul. Make sure you check her out on her
Official YouTube Channel!
-Jay P-

Graffiti

Chris Brown's third studio album, Graffiti, is now available! Chris Brown fans will definitely want to check out the album that features hits like I Can Transform Ya and Crawl . It also features artist such as Lil Wayne, Ryan Leslie, and Swizz Beatz. If you have the album let me know what you think! Send me your review of Chris Brown's Graffiti album, and it may be featured on the website!
-Jay P-

It's Been Too Long!

Hey everyone!I'm back and this time I'm here to stay. Soon you will be seeing some changes to how Jay Swag works. For example, I am going to be having other people work with me, so not all post will be written by me. If you are interested in becoming a writer please let me know by emailing me at johnpanichella@jayswag.com. I plan on keeping you up to date with entertainment news and providing you all with celebrity interviews in the months to come.
-Jay P-

11/18/09

Hey everyone! My laptop is

Hey everyone! My laptop is not working. I'm going to try to fix it and be back as soon as possible! follow me on twitter for updates. -Jay P-

11/17/09

How You Doin'

Surprisingly, The Wendy Williams Show will be renewed through the 2011-2012 season. Wendy Williams, well known DJ, began her show with a low viewership, and has worked to gain a following. Congratulations to her on her success!
-Jay P-

11/14/09

New Mariah Carey!

Check out Mariah Carey's new video for, "I Want to Know What Love Is". I love Mariah Carey and I think the video is great! What do you think? Comment or email me at johnpanichella@jayswag.com
-Jay P-

11/1/09

EriAm Sisters Cover Halo!

Check out the EriAm Sisters performing Beyonce's Halo ! I still love the EriAm Sisters and will continue to provide coverage of their journey to fame. I think the girls did a great job on this song!
-Jay P-

10/30/09

Empire State of Mind

Here is Jay Z and Alicia Keys' new video for their hit song, Empire State of Mind . I love the song and the video! What do you think of it? Let me know, johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-

Lady GaGa Performing at the AMAs

What do Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Carried Underwood and now Lady GaGa all have in common? Well, they're all going to be performing at the American Music Awards. What a night that should be! The line-up of performers sounds amazing and we all remember from the VMA's that Lady GaGa knows how to perform!
-Jay P-

10/28/09

Nick's Going Solo

The youngest member of the Jonas Brothers , Nick, plans on going solo! Don't worry the band is staying together...but for how long? Kevin is getting married, Nick is going to be working on side projects and...well Joe can't be the only one in the band. According to Nick the group will be together forever. He said, "We've said from the beginning of our careers as the Jonas Brothers that anything we do outside of the group is a side project because you can't break up brothers." In a letter to the fans the brothers also said, "We plan to make music together for as long as we can."...great, just great.
-Jay P-

10/27/09

Thanks Soulja Boy!

If you follow me on twitter than you already know that I won a free pair of Gunnar's from Soulja Boy! He was hosting a Gunnar give away contest and I was one of the ten people chosen. I just want to thank Soulja Boy and everyone who works with Gunnar Optiks that made it possible for the giveaway to occur. Check out a picture of the Gunnars I chose below!
-Jay P-

Time For Miracles

It's been a while since we heard from Adam Lambert but he is finally back...unfortunately I'm not a fan of the song, but maybe you will be. Check out Time For Miracles , which Lambert recorded for the upcoming fill 2012. There is still no denying that he has some of the best vocals out there! I can't wait to hear his official single.
-Jay P-

More Chris Brown News

Chris Brown's third studio album, Graffiti , is set to be released on December 15th. He released this statement on his official twitter account, "Official album date: December 15... Graffiti... now blog about this lol." The album will include hits like I Can Transform Ya and Crawl . Will you be having your stockings stuffed with Chris Brown's new CD?
-Jay P-

I Can Transform Ya Music Video

So I know I've been MIA, but I'm back! I have a lot of catching up to do, and I promise to deliver you some hot new interviews over the next few months. But for now, it's time to get back into the world of the entertainment industry. Check out Chris Brown's just released video for his new hit I Can Transform Ya . I'm a huge fan of the song and the video! Let me know what you think.
-Jay P-

10/13/09

Be Right Back!

Hello everyone! I wanted to inform you that Jay Swag Entertainment News Blog is currently taking a break. I will be back as soon as I can with brand new features and celebrity interviews! While I am on a break make sure you check out some of the past winners of Blog of the Week . They will keep you up to date with fashion, music, and entertainment news. I look forwarded to coming back stronger than ever, and providing you with more interviews! Thank you everyone!
-Jay P-

10/7/09

Who Won?

Check out the heated argument between Jon Gosselin and Nancy Grace! Nancy tore him apart...and then kept going! I think he tried his best to hold his own, but Nancy did not let him back down one bit. Who do you think won the argument?
-Jay P-

10/6/09

"I Can Transform Ya"

Yes, I know that this is old but I didn't get around to sharing it with you guys. Check out Chris Brown's newest song, I Can Transform Ya , Ft. Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz. I love it! Downloading it to my iPod right now, and keeping it on replay. What do you think?
-Jay P-

10/4/09

Lady GaGa on SNL

Check out Lady GaGa performing her hit song Paparazzi on SNL last night. Lady GaGa is really starting to impress me. She certainly knows how to perform! I think she did great what do you think? Comment me or email me at johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-

Milian's Pregnant

Recent newlyweds, The-Dream and Christina Milian, are expecting their first child together! Milian confirmed to People magazine that she is about 4 1/2 months pregnant with The-Dreams Child. She also mentions that the two are "Very excited . Things are moving fast for the couple! Congratulations!
-Jay P-

Blog of the Week

First off, I understand that there was no Blog of the Week last week. This was because I was not able to find a blog that was on the same level as the blogs I had previously chosen. This week, I have good news! There is a blog of the week and it is great! This weeks blog is Malibu Mara! This girl really knows what she is talking about when it comes to fashion, art, and music! She also has a great work ethic! It is important to realize that all blogs have great potential, but is the authors work ethic that guarantees the blog success and longevity. Congratulations to Malibu Mara!
-Jay P-

10/1/09

Kanye West and Lady GaGa Disappoint!

Kanye West and Lady GaGa were scheduled to begin their much anticipated, Fame Kills tour, however it has been cancelled! Tickets will be refunded, but fans will remain disappointed! Taylor Swift never did this!. The tour would have been huge! What's up with that Kanye and GaGa?
-Jay P-

9/28/09

Justin Bieber Performs


Check out Justin Bieber's performance at The Next Star finale. This kid is actually growing on me. He has a good voice and his stage presence isn't that bad either. What do you think of him? Let me know, comment or email at johnpanichella@jayswag.com.

9/27/09

Fame?...Not So Much

Fame, the remake of the 1980 hit film of the same name, did not have as big of an opening as they may have hoped. The film took 25million dollars to make, and only pulled in about 10 million. With all the talk, many people believed it to open at number 1 this weekend. Are you surprised that it didn't?
-Jay P-

9/24/09

The "Dolls" Need A Break

After many rumors that the Pussycat Dolls were breaking up, it has been confirmed that the girls need a break. Melody Thorton, of PCD, said, "Right now the Pussycat Dolls are on a break. It's actually a much-needed break. It's like when you're with your sisters for 24 hours a day and you need to take your own shower." She also says that they are not "broken-up," and will be getting back together soon. I'm not sure if I believe that they will get back together. What do you think?
-Jay P-

9/23/09

More On "This Is It"

Michael Jackson's new single, This Is It , will be released on October 12th! After this there will be a 2-disc album released on October 27th, and then of course, we come to the release of the documentary This Is It > What a month! The first CD will feature Michael's hit songs, and the second CD includes unreleased versions of his older tracks. Also, the new single features background vocals by the Jackson Brothers. Are you excited yet?
-Jay P-

9/21/09

Khole and Lamar Getting Married?

Talk about Keeping Up with the Kardashians ! Sources close to Khloe Kardashian are saying that her, and boyfriend of only a few weeks, Lamar Odom, will be getting married! Apparently the two even went shopping for rings in LA this weekend. Khloe says that she "cannot confirm or deny" her wedding plans...sounds fishy to me! Things are moving a little fast guys, don't you think!
-Jay P-
*Update* It has been confirmed! Khloe Kardashian released a statement on her twitter saying, "Ok dolls...the rumours are true." She then added a link to her blog saying that the two will be married on Sunday! Congratulations!

9/20/09

Blog of the Week

Every week it becomes harder and harder to find a Blog of the Week. This weeks blog is original and creative (the two key aspects of a successful blog).Urban delay covers things like art, fashion, gadgets, and everything in between! Also, the blog displays some pretty cool sneakers in its post. I highly recommend you go check out Urban Delay and subscribe to it. Now, already looking ahead to next week, I want you to suggest blogs that you have come across, that you feel are worthy of being recognized as Blog of the Week! You can do this by "tweeting" at me, www.twitter.com/officialjayswag, commenting on here/myspace/facebook, or emailing me at johnpanichella@jayswag.com. Once again congratulations to Urban Delay!
-Jay P-

9/19/09

So I know I'm late with this but just in case you didn't see it yet, check out Susan Boyle performing Wild Horses on the finale of America's Got Talent . I thought that she was yesterdays news but I think she did great! She really came through and surprised me. Her voice is really amazing.
-Jay P-

9/17/09

America's Got Talent Finale!

Last night was the season finale of America's Got Talent . The winner was country singer Kevin Skinner. Although, I would've rather seen Barbra Padilla, or Recycled Percussion win, I still wish to congratulate Skinner on his huge accomplishment! Also, good luck to everyone who was on the show. I am sure we will be seeing a few of the contestants more often(hopefully The Eriam Sisters!).Are you satisfied with the results?
-Jay P-

9/16/09

Whitney's New Video

Check out Whitney Houston's new video for her single Million Dollar Bill , and let me know what you think! I'm not a huge fan of the song, but I do like the video. Maybe the song will grow on me in time?
-Jay P-

Jay Z Is Breaking Records

Who said anything about retiring? Jay Z's new album, The Blueprint 3, just sold 476,000 copies putting it at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart! What's exciting though? This is Jay Z's 11th album to reach the number 1 spot! ...What does that mean? That means that Jay Z has become the most successful solo artist since Elvis Presley! Think he'll pass The Beatles ? Comment or email at johnpanichella@jayswag.com!
-Jay P-

9/15/09

Ester Dean Ft. Chris Brown Drop It Low Video


Check out Ester Dean and Chris Brown's new video for Drop It Low . While your at it play count the celebrities! Did anyone notice that on the radio they don't play Chris' part? Lemme know what you think! johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-

9/14/09

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

It has been confirmed that Patrick Swayze has lost his battle to pancreatic cancer. He passed away today, Monday, September 14th 2009, with his family at his side. He was only 57-years- I offer my condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P.
-Jay P-

New Michael Jackson

Everyone get ready for a new Michael Jackson song! That's right, a secret single that was never released is currently being produced. A record label source stated that , "It sounds awesome. The size and scope of the orchestra hasn't been seen since Ray Charles recorded Georgia. Everyone expects a huge hit." Yes we do! I can't wait to hear the song! The song is set to promote the documentary This Is It . I'll be sure to go see the documentary when it's released!
-Jay P-
*On another note* I hear that Janet Jackson released her official single on her official website. I'll have to go check that out!

Yes Taylor!

Despite everything that happened to her last night, Taylor Swift proved that she is a force to be reckoned with. Her live performance of You Belong with Me was great! She put everything aside and delivered a stunning performance for everyone watching the VMA's! If you didn't see it make sure you check out her performance above!
-Jay P-

No Kanye...


I'm sure everyone saw The Louis Vuitton Don... Martin Louis the King Jr.... Kanye West be utterly ridiculous last night at the VMA's. If you somehow happened to miss what happened, here's what went down: 1. Taylor Swift won the award for best female video 2. As Taylor gives her acceptance speech Kanye West decides to jump on the stage and announce that he felt Beyonce had the best video of all time 3. Kanye jumps off stage and leaves Taylor shocked and confused. Let me start by saying that I cant believe they would even let Kanye on stage for that long...I don't care who he is, why didn't anyone remove him! Although I am a fan of both Beyonce and Taylor Swift, I must say that Taylor deserved that award! Kanye West just lost so much of my respect and he really needs to get over himself! Also, I need to take the time to give Beyonce the respect she deserves. It was so nice of her to give Taylor her moment! Beyonce and Taylor = Class...Kanye = Trash.
-Jay P-
*update*...hey at least he released an apology statement... he said things like, "...I'm so sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom...Beyonce's video was the best of the decade...I'm not crazy yall, I'm just real." Must I even comment on that apology Send your thoughts I really want to hear what you think!
*update update* Kanye has released another apology statement. In this one he said, "I feel like Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents when he messed up everything and Robert De Niro asked him to leave....That was Taylor's moment and I had no right in anyway to take it from her. I am truly sorry." I say keep the apologies coming!


9/13/09

Blog of the Week

Hey everybody! It's Sunday so that means it's time for the Blog of the Week! This weeks blog is Justin Freshness. This guy really knows what's up and what's in! The blogs main focus is fashion and the fashion is on point. I definitely recommend subscribing to his blog and checking it out daily. I'll be adding it to my blogroll. Congratulations Justin! Make sure you all come check in next Sunday to find out if your blog is the blog of the week!
-Jay P-
*Question* On another note, I am thinking about doing a Q/A. My friend will be asking me the questions but if you have any question you want to be answered comment or email me(johnpanichella@jayswag.com). thanks!

9/12/09

Boyle's Back

After Susan Boyle's little "incident" a few months ago(if you don't recall she freaked out after watching an episode of Britain's Got Talent, in which Piers Morgan said Shaheen Jafargholi was the best singer he heard on the competition) she pretty much became yesterday's news. Well the TV singing sensation is back and returning to the "Got Talent" set, only this time it's going to be in America. That's right, this week Susan Boyle will be performing on America's Got Talent. I wonder what she'll be singing? Hopefully she sings different than I Dreamed a Dream . I'll be watching!
-Jay P-

Gisele's Pregnant

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is pregnant! She, and husband Tom Brady, are expecting their child to be born sometime in December. Brady's only rule? He jokingly told Chris Bermin, "I told her...no Sundays." Congratulations!
-Jay P-

New "New Moon"


For all you R-Patz/Lautner New Moon fans, check out the new trailer above! I'm sure it won't be up for long so make sure you check it out as soon as you can. We also get to see Dakota Fanning(looking creepy). What do you think of the trailer?
-Jay P-

9/11/09

New Whitney


Check out the brand new video for Whitney Houston's I Look To You . I think the video is great, I think the song is great, and I think Whitney is great! Now only if we could get a live performance of this quality. Do you guys like the video/song?
-Jay P-

9/10/09

Ellen's An "Idol"

That's right...Ellen Degeneres is the new permanent judge on American Idol! No more "guest" judges, this is the real deal. Ellen said that it was an "unexpected" offer and is quoted as saying, "They didn't even ask me to be a guest judge...It just went straight to, Would you like to be..." I'm not sure what I think about Ellen being a judge on Idol. At least there getting someone who is just as quirky as Paula...I don't even know. What do you think?
-Jay P-

Good Job Eriam Sisters

As you know, I am a big supporter of the Eriam Sisters. The singing/dancing trio was one of my favorite acts in America's Got Talent. Unfortunately, the girls did not make it through last night! Although they didn't make it through I am sure that this will only be the beginning for them. Their careers are going to skyrocket from this moment on, and I believe that they will be seeing many opportunities soon! I want to congratulate them on their success so far and I look forward to (hopefully) interviewing with them in the near future.
-Jay P-

The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries, a new show on the CW, airs tonight. Does anybody feel that this is going to be a complete rip off of Twilight? Who knows maybe the show may surprise me and be great...? I did like the movie-series Fallen that starred the same actor, Paul Wesley. I'll be watching and I'll be sure to tweet you guys and let you know what my verdict is! Follow me on twitter, www.twitter.com/officialjayswag. Will you be watching?
-Jay P-

9/9/09

New Jordin Sparks


Check out Jordin Sparks' brand new video for S.O.S.(Let the music play). I think it's great! You have to like Jordin Sparks! What do you think about the video? Comment or email, johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-

9/7/09

Add Us On Facebook!

Hey everybody! If you have a Facebook make sure you add the Official Jay Swag page by clicking the badge above! To see what other social networking sites we're on click the "contact us" link above! Hope to see you all on Facebook very soon!
-Jay P-

Ludacris...The Next Oprah

Ludacris decided that he was gonna take on the role of Oprah this weekend. On Sunday, the rapper/actor decided to give away 20 free cars! By working with his Ludacris Foundation and Nissan South , he was able to give 20 used cars to families in need. In order to qualify, families submitted essays describing why they needed a car, and 20 lucky winners drove off, not only with the car, but with free gas for 30 days. Very charitable Luda!
-Jay P-

9/6/09

Blog Of The Week

This week it was very hard for me to pick a "Blog of the Week." A lot of the blogs I have looked at seem to all be carbon copies of each other. In order to be blog of the week, your blog has to have that "it" factor and be completely original. That is why this week I chose a blog that is one of a kind. Laughing Plastic has that "it" factor that I was looking for. That is why I have chosen it as the Blog of the Week The blog discusses topics such as fashion and make-up. The blog's writer also provides words of wisdom every once in a while. In her most recent post (Friday, September 4th, 2009) she discusses that being a certain race, or having a certain opinion, does not stereotype us into one group. A deep faith in God combined with give-aways, and fashion, makes this blog the Blog of the Week Congratulations!
-Jay P-

9/5/09

What Do You Think?


So recently a friend of mine sent me this song and told me to listen to it. The song is Happy , by Leona Lewis. The song has been receiving plenty of hype...maybe it's just me but I don't see what all the hype is about. Sure the song is great and Leona is an amazing singer but I've definitely heard better. Comment or email me(johnpanichella@jayswag.com) and let me know what you think. Is this song deserving of all the hype?
-Jay P-

9/3/09

What's Going To Happen To The Black Eyed Peas?

Could the Black Eyed Peas be in trouble as Will.i.am looks to venture onto a new career path? Will.i.am is planning on working with the Miami Dolphins and even posted this statement on his blog, "I always loved the game of American Football...I am sad that I never really followed my football dreams. Lately, I've been thinking, is it too late to do it now? No way!" So if he decides to go play football with the Miami Dolphins...where does that leave the Black Eyed Peas?
-Jay P-

9/2/09

Oh No Whitney

Did you miss Whitney Houston's big comeback performance yesterday? If you did...unfortunately you didn't miss much. I am a Whitney found and I definitely recognize her as a legend with an incredible tone to her voice. With that said, her voice was very hoarse which led to her delivering a not-so-good performance. She even had to cut the concert short. She said that she had been talking and singing to much, and that her voice was overused. I really hope that is the case! Hopefully the next time we hear Whitney we won't be as disappointed. On a good note her energy was very good. Let me know what you thought of the performance.
-Jay P-

9/1/09

New Music Video


Check out the new music video for the popular song Successful starring Drake and featuring Trey Songz. This is definitely one of my favorite songs right now. Comment or email me(johnpanichella@jayswag.com) and let me know what you think of the song and the video!
-Jay P-

8/30/09

Blog of the Week

Okay...So I know I'm a little late with the post today but I've been extremely busy! I always make time to pick a blog of the week though! This weeks blog of the week is one of my favorites! Nees B Fly's blog is this weeks winner! Check out her blog by clicking Here!. Her blog covers many topics such as entertainment news, fashions, music, and more! (She's also a True Blood fan!)Her blog has been added to my blogroll and will remain on www.jayswag.com. Congratulations to Neesh b Fly! Check back next Sunday to see if your blog is the blog of the week!
-Jay P-

8/29/09

RIP DJ AM

Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM has passed away at the age of 36, late Friday afternoon, August 28th. He was best known for being a celebrity DJ and having a relationship with Nicole Richie. Also, on September 19th, 2008, he survived a tragic plane crash with the former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. After an investigation it was concluded that DJ AM died of an over dose. R.I.P.
-Jay P-


8/27/09

The EriAm Sisters

If you follow me on Twitter you know that I am a big supporter of the EriAm Sisters. The sisters are currently competing on America's Got Talent and they are one of my favorite acts! I wanted to share with you, more information about them. The group consists of the three talented sisters, Haben(12), Salina(14), and Lianda(16). At their young age the sisters already have accomplished things that many can't even dream of doing. From performing at NBA games, to recording a studio album, the girls are living their dreams. Currently on America's Got Talent they have been recognized as a top act. Piers Morgan even called them the next Destiny's Child(that's a miracle in itself)! The sisters also have great taste in music,mentioning some of their favorite entertainers to be top artist like Alicia Keys and Christina Aguillera, but the youngest sister Haben says, "I love Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. But my older sisters Salina and Lianda are my favorite singers!" The EriAm Sisters enjoy not only singing and dancing, but writing their own songs. Their work ethic has been described as that of an adult and it has also been said that their talent shines through the music they make. I look forward to seeing how the EriAm Sisters grow into the next big thing. I hope their individuality will continue to be apparent in everything they do and their bond as not only a singing group, but sisters, remains strong. Hopefully after America's Got Talent I will get an interview with them! Congratulations to making it this far and good luck in whatever you do!
- Jay P-



8/26/09

Fall Out Boy Singer Arrested

The Fall Out Boy lead singer, Patrick Stump, was arrested last night in Hollywood. He had a traffic warrant issued for driving without a license in Beverly Hills. He was released at 4:30 am on a $15,000 bail. You can probably find the mugshot online if you want to see!
-Jay P-

8/25/09

Hancock 2

There's a sequel in the works! The action/comedy film Hancock , staring Will Smith, will have a sequel however plot details have not been released. It will be written by Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara(writers for the hit series The Shield ). There is word that the original team that produced the first one will return to produce the sequel. I'm not sure what I think of this. I am one of the few people who thought the first one wasn't terrible...but I'm not sure a sequel is a good idea. Let me know what you think!
-Jay P-

Abdul's Got A Job

Paula Abdul will be hosting the upcoming special, Divas . The special airs on September 17th(VH1)and will feature performances by artists like Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, and Leona Lewis(just to name a few). Divas will share some of its proceeds with the Save the Music Foundation . It sounds like a great job for Abdul!...but I'd much rather see her return to Idol . Comment or email me with your thoughts at johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-

8/24/09

Check Out This Mess


See above for Heidi Montag/Pratt's performance at the Miss Universe Pageant! What a mess! What was she thinking? She lip-synced the whole song and her dancing was off point throughout most of the performance. I don't even know what to say about it...comment or email me with your thoughts at johnpanichella@jayswag.com
-Jay P-

8/22/09

Blog Of The Week

You all know what time it is! It's time for The Blog of the Week ! This weeks blog is Aramatic Ambiance, by Tammy. I'm really feeling this blog! First off, the banner is great(hook me up sometime Tammy)! The site also covers everything you can think of including news, fashion, and music. You must check her blog out. Once you do, I assure you that you will become a fan(I know I'm a fan) Congratulations! Tammy's blog has been added to my blogroll and maybe yours can be next! Check in next Sunday to find out who I choose as The Blog of the Week
-Jay P-

8/20/09

New Legends?

Are the Black Eyed Peas the next big thing? According to the charts they certainly are! The number one spot on Billboards as belonged to the Black Eyed Peas for the past 20 weeks! 1-12 was due to the single Boom Boom Pow , and weeks 13-20 was due to I Gotta Feeling . This makes for the longest stay on the Hot 100! The Black Eyed Peas hold the record over music icons like Michael, Elvis, and even The Beatles. So what do you think? Do they deserve to recognized as musical icons? Comment or email me with your thoughts at johnpanichella@jayswag.com!
-Jay P-


8/18/09

Celine Dion Pregnant

Celine Dion is pregnant with her second child! According to an article in the Journal de Montreal, the 41-year-old singer will be having her second child with husband Rene Angelil(with the help of fertility doctors in New York). Congratulations to Celine Dion and her husband!
-Jay P-



8/17/09

Dancing With The Stars Cast


After all the rumors we finally get to see the official cast of Dancing with the Stars and here they are! :
  • Macy Gray
  • Ashley Hamilton
  • Melissa Joan Hart
  • Kathy Ireland
  • Mya
  • Tom DeLay
  • Louie Vito
  • Aaron Carter
  • Chuck Liddell
  • Joanna Krupa
  • Natalie Coughlin
  • Michael Irvin
  • Donny Osmund
  • Debi Mazar
  • Kelly Osbourne
  • Mark Dacascos
  • Are you a Dancing with the Stars fan? If you are comment or email me with your thoughts on the cast! I have a comment though...isn't Mya a trained dancer?
    -Jay P-

    8/16/09

    Abdul May Return To Idol?

    Surprise Surprise. There is word that Paula Abdul wants back on American Idol and that she will happily return if the price is right. Sources are saying that her meeting with ABC didn't go to well and that she doesn't want to be a part of Dancing with the Stars. On top of all of this, Paula has decided that she is not going to do the Ugly Betty show and is mad at producers for leaking the story! I knew this would happen! Hopefully everything goes well and Paula does, in fact, return to American Idol
    -Jay P-