5/29/09

Hollie Steel's Break Down


Britain's Got Talent has discovered amazing performers this season. Included among these performers are, Shaheen Jafargholi, Aiden Davis and the unforgettable Susan Boyle. The ten year old singer/dancer Hollie Steel also proved to have a chance in winning the competition. In her latest performance(seen above), the young girl has a nervous breakdown when she forgets her lyrics. She begins crying ans asking for her mother. When she asked to start over the producers rejected her request saying they did not have enough time to do so. Simon Cowell, owner of the show, assured her that she would be able too and she did perform again later in the show. This just shows how real these talent shows are. Do you think there should be an age limit on this show? Email me with your thoughts at johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-

5/26/09

Tyson Tragedy


Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter, Exodus Tyson, was found sometime Monday, hanging from the power cord of a treadmill. She was discovered by her 7-year-old brother. The police were called and after investigation found it to be an accident. At this time I am hearing two different things and unfortunately cannot verify either. I have heard that she is currently brain dead, while several other sites have pronounced her deceased. Either way, this is such a sad tragedy and I hope you keep the Tyson family in your prayers.
-Jay P-
*Update* It saddens me to say this, however I can now confirm that Mike Tyson's four year old daughter, Exodus Tyson, passed away. Please continue to keep the family in your prayers. R.I.P. *Update*

5/24/09

New Susan Boyle!


Susan Boyle finally performed again on Britain's Got Talent! She was the one person that people world wide were waiting for, which most likely put more pressure on her. Despite all this she still is able to deliver a good performance. I do not think it is as shocking as the first time because we all know she can sing now! See how looks change our opinion so fast? Also, did you notice she got a make over? Email me with your thoughts, johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-

5/23/09

Aiken Talks About Adam...Then Takes It Back


A few days ago, former Idol runner-up, Clay Aiken, decided to post negative comments about Adam Lambert, on his personal blog. He stated,"This year, I happened to turn it during the minute Adam Lambert was singing "Ring of Fire" and, at the moment, thought my ears would bleed. Contrived, awful, and slightly frightening! I wasn't really a fan. I found myself surprised when folks told me that they liked him." Sometime this morning he posted another entry saying how his opinion was being taken to far. He also said, "I hope no one actually believed that blood truly poured forth from my ears when I heard him." Trust me...we all know that Clay...we were listening to Adam Lambert not you.
-Jay P-

New Jonas Brothers

Check out the Jonas Brother's newly released video for "Paranoid." Send in your thoughts through comment or email me directly at johnpanichella@jayswag.com. I am not going to lie, I'm not a big fan of the Jonas Brothers...sorry!
-Jay P-

5/21/09

New Beyonce: Ego!


Check out Beyonce's new video for "Ego," up above! I like it, what do you think? Send me your thoughts, johnpanichella@jayswag.com.

Kris Allen: The American Idol


Last night was the moment everyone was waiting for, The American Idol finale! In my opinion this was the best finale they have ever had. Teaming up artists like Lil Rounds with Queen Latifah, and Adam Lambert with Kiss. Then, it was time for the moment of truth. Ryan said the words "And the winner of American Idol 2009 is...Kris Allen!" I had wanted Kris to win, but I cannot disagree with the fact that Adam Lambert is a better vocalist. Many Adam fans were upset but at the same time many Kris Allen fans were shocked and overjoyed. Although I did want Kris to win, if I had my way, Allison Iraheta would have won! Also, I am sure we will be hearing albums from not only Kris, but perhaps Allison, Lil, and Danny!
-Jay P-

5/20/09

And The Winner Of American Idol 2009 Is...

... I have no clue. I watched last nights performances again and I still cannot chose. Adam Lambert has the vocal ability and technique, but he is more suited for Broadway. Kris Allen can sing, but is very limited to his range of songs. When it comes down to it, I know whose album I would listen to and that is Kris'. Adam Lambert, however, has been constantly good, week after week never having a bad performance. Even after hearing people talk the winner is hard to choose. Many people believe that Kris will pull an upset and beat Adam, while a lot of people say that there is no way Kris can win. If you want to send in your ideas before tonight, email me at johnpanichella@jayswag.com. Otherwise, make sure you tune in to see a winner crowned!
-Jay P-
*Spoiler* I can confirm that Queen Latifah will definitely be performing on American Idol tonight. The song she will be performing is called "Cue the Rain," produced by Cool and Dre. Make sure you watch this star studded event, as this will be one of the most dramatic finale's throughout the shows history

5/19/09

Jagged Edge Signed



Today, I received word that the R&B super group Jagged Edge has been signed to Slip-N-Slide Records. Currently, the group is in the studio recording new material for their up coming album, scheduled to be released some time in 2010! Ted Lucas, the founder of Slip-N-Slide records, had this to say: "I'm excited to welcome Jagged Edge to the Slip-N-Slide Records family. They are one of the preeminent R&B groups of our time. They are going to pick up right where they left off and bring their fans some great new hit songs." You may know them from their hit single "Let's Get Married." I'm excited to hear what the group will be releasing within the next year!
-Jay P-

5/18/09

Katy Perry's Adam Lambert Stunt


If you saw Katy Perry's performance(if not see a few post below) you know that she had a cape rooting for Idol contestant Adam Lambert. When I saw this I knew something was wrong. Why would American Idol allow a performer to voice their opinion so blatantly on the show? Well Idol producers and iTunes agree with me. When you purchase Katy Perry's performance through iTunes you will no longer be able to see the cape. The video begins zoomed out but after the introduction is over, everything returns to its original state. I have seen the videos side by side so I can confirm that it is true. Smooth move Idol!
-Jay P-
*Also On American Idol* There are rumors that Britney Spears may be performing on the finale, however those rumors are false! Britney Spears will not be performing however some performers include, David Cook, Carrie Underwood and even...Queen Latifah? I am sure there will be more but we will just have to wait and see! Make sure you tune in to the Idol finale tomorrow night! *Also On American Idol*

The Farrah Fawcett Story Pt. 2


It has been confirmed that there will be a follow up to the documentary "Farrah's Story." The documentary followed Foster and her battle with cancer. Ryan O'Neal stated that they are currently gathering and filming more footage. He also said that the follow up is also beneficial to Farrah. He mentioned that when Fawcett saw the "Farrah's Story," her spirit was lifted and gave her strength to keep fighting. I saw "Farrah's Story" and I think that a follow up would be not only interesting and insightful, but inspiring to viewers!
-Jay P-

5/14/09

Fright Night


Vampires continue their blood thirsty money hungry mission! The Dream Works team is working on getting the rights to make a remake of the film "Fright Night." If it comes out any time soon I am sure that it will be successful as vampires seem to be "in" at the moment. So what do you think? Twilight watch out?
-Jay P-

Battlefield!


If you did not see Jordin Sparks amazing performance of "Battlefield" on American Idol, make sure you check it out above. Also, if you did not see Katy Perry's not so amazing performance of "Waking Up in Vegas," you can check it out below...if you want. Anyway, on to the results. Danny Gokey was sent home last night and I believe this was the right decision. Danny is a good singer but recently I have started to become a fan of Kris. As I said before, his rendition of "Heartless" was incredible! Earlier I twittered that Kris had a chance of winning and I still believe this! Good luck to Adam and Kris and we will have to wait just one more week to find out who the American Idol will be!
-Jay P-

5/13/09

Megan Fox: Bisexual


In a recent interview with Esquire Magazine, Megan Fox admits to being bisexual. She says: "I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. I mean I could see myself in a relationship with a girl. Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands." Who knew?
-Jay P-
*Update* I have heard a lot of people talking negative things about her because of this. There is nothing wrong with her being bisexual!

I Lied


Okay, so I know I said I wasn't going to watch American Idol but I had to! This season has some of the most talented people I have ever seen. Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, and Danny Gokey all have their own unique styles and at this point, it is safe to say that all three of them will be receiving record contracts. I was impressed with Kris' rendition of "Heartless," and Adam's performance of "One." Danny Gokey was good but I am predicting that he will be the one sent home tonight. What did you think of last night's episode of Idol? I want to hear from you! Email me at johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-

5/12/09

What Would You Do


Okay, you just found a script for the new New Moon movie. What do you do? Do you go online and offer to sell it to the tons of sites that would LOVE to say that they were the ones who knew first? Do you tell everyone yourself and take all the credit? Casey Ray was faced with this decision. Ms. Casey Ray found a script for the film New Moon and a film called Memoirs. Guess what she did...Neither! Casey Ray did the respectful thing that most of us wouldn't do. She returned them to Summit Entertainment. They did reward her...they gave her free tickets for both of these movies releases...WOW. At least she knows that next time she should sell them!
-Jay P-

5/11/09

New Mariah!


Here is Mariah Carey's new video starring herself and Nick Cannon. There still together! What do you think of the video? I want to hear your thoughts.
-Jay P-

5/10/09

Rev's Son's Got Pot


JoJo Simmons, member of the rap group Team Black Out, was caught with Pot and arrested sometime on Friday night. When the cop approached his car, JoJo tried to escape but instead put his car into reverse and almost crashed into the cop car. Smooth... JoJo is the son of the rapper Rev Run and has been seen on the family's realty show "Runs' House."There is no word on the family's reactions or if the incident will be discussed in the new season of Run's House which is scheduled to air sometime this month.
-Jay P-

5/7/09

Allison Iraheta


Last night on American Idol, Allison Iraheta was sent home! I don't know why but I knew something ridiculous like that would happen. They did it before with Chris Daughtry, and they did it again with Allison Iraheta. As with Chris Daughtry, this is only the beginning for Allison. I am sure we will be seeing her album out soon. Also, I said that if Allison got sent home I would not watch American Idol until next season and so I meant it. Now that she is no longer in the competition I am sure that we all know who the winner will be. If you don't already know, I'll give you a hint...it shouldn't be Kris or Danny. Hopefully I will interview Allison sometime soon and see what she has to think about all of this.
-Jay P-

5/6/09

Whose Going Home Now?


Last night, the contestants of American Idol performed hits from the Rock and Roll genre. They contestants were mentored by Slash. Honestly, only Adam and Allison did good in my opinion. Danny's last notes were just terrible! The last note the audience hears is always the most important. Kris was not amazing, but over all he had a solid performance. So who did you guys vote off? Did Danny's last notes ruin his chances, or are you tired of Kris' just "okay" performances? I know that a lot of people don't vote for Allison and I don't know why! I honestly can say that if Allison goes home tonight, I will NOT watch, write, share videos, or anything else that has to do with American Idol. On the other hand, Adam was good, I didn't think it was great but it was still one of, if not the best of last night. The show also tried something knew. They had contestants pair up and perform duets. I actually think it was a nice touch and it gives you an idea of who they are as an artist. Above is a video of Adam and Allison's duet(sorry it's just a picture). They were amazing and completely blew away Danny and Kris!
-Jay P-

5/4/09

Rihanna's Not Ready


Can you blame her? Some time last month, Rihanna was booked for her first public appearance since the whole...well you know. Rihanna was scheduled to perform at the United Arab Emirates. A Vibe Entertainment Management Agent released this statement: "We want to share with you that Rihanna and her management will not be accepting to hold a public concert at this time as it is not appropriate timing for her." Rihanna will probably be hitting up the whole world still and rack up those Frequent Flyer Miles! Do you think she should be performing? Let me know at johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-

5/3/09

Up Close and Personal With Britney


At Spears' concert last night, a man was arrested after he jumped onto stage, trying to dance with her. If you watch closely you can see that one of her female back up dancers is able to get him off of the stage, while her bodyguard takes him out. The man had one too many drinks...so now you can get alcohol at a concert that many teens attend? Smart move guys!
-Jay P-

R.I.P. Adam Cook


I am sad to say that David Cook's brother, Adam Cook, passed away early this morning. Adam Cook, 36, had been battling brain cancer for a few years now and unfortunately, he could not fight it any longer. David made the announcement this morning at the Race for Hope. Keep David, his family, friends and Adam in your prayers. R.I.P.
-Jay P-

5/1/09

More Susan Boyle


By now, if you have not heard about Susan Boyle you must be isolating yourself from everything! Above is her performing, The Way We Were, by Barbra Streisand. As soon as you read this watch the video. Most of them are disappearing from Youtube as I type this!
-Jay P-