11/30/10

Susan Boyle's Got a Frog in Her Throat

What happened!? Susan Boyle was performing O Holy Night on The View when her voice cracked during the performance. I'm not a singer so I don't know how the performances go, and so on, but aren't professional singers trained how to avoid things like this during a live performance? Don't get me wrong, Susan does have a very nice voice, but it just seems to me that since her debut on Britain's Got Talent there have been so many mishaps with her. Maybe the attention is just too much for her to handle.
-Jay P-

11/29/10

Lil Kim - Black Friday

Like I said...things are bound to get messy. Check out Lil Kim's diss for Nicki Minaj, titled Black Friday. I listened to the song and some of the lyrics really have to get Nicki mad. For example,
"See the fact is... what you doin', I did it.
You lames tryna clone my style and run with it.
That's cool, I was the first one with it
You's a Lil' Kim wannabe, you just hate to admit it.
I'm the blue print; you ain't nothin' brand new,
Check your posters and videos,
You'll always be number two."
Now, we all know I am a huge Nicki Minaj fan and I love her beyond belief, but I have to give Lil Kim props on those last lines! As much as I hate to see two amazing rappers go at it, I guess it will lead to some pretty good raps coming from both sides. I can't wait to see Nicki's response.
-Jay P-

11/28/10

Nicki Minaj - My Time Now

I am so excited to watch MTV's exclusive documentary on Nicki Minaj tonight! Above is a little sneak peak of My Time Now, which will air tonight, Sunday, November 28th at 10pm est time. We all know that I have an unhealthy obsession with Nicki Minaj and that I am completely in love with her...even though she never answers my marriage proposal on twitter! All jokes aside though, the documentary is going to give all of her fans a look into her life, and as you see in the video above, she is completely honest and speaks out about what she believes in. I definitely recommend tuning in to MTV tonight!
-Jay P-

11/26/10

Chilling Details Regarding Michael Brea

I'm not sure if you heard about this story or not, but actor Michael Brea, as seen on Ugly Betty murdered his mother a few days ago. Recently, shocking and disturbing details have been revealed concerning this case. The following information is very eerie and shows how deranged Michael Brea was at the time of this murder. He states:" I didn't kill her. I killed the demon inside her." He claims that all he did was in the name of God. He goes on to say, "She had the voice of the demon. I asked 'Do you believe in God?' She said, "No Michael' and began screaming. I began slashing her like this." At this point he began to wave his right hand in a hacking motion. According to a close friend of Brea, he was going through financial hardships, and they believe the stress of his economic trouble led him to insanity. Whatever it may be, this story continues to become more eerie everyday. I'll keep you guys updated if any new information is released.

Check It Out!

I was recently interviewed by Korinna Williams, of korinnawilliams123.blogspot.com . Make sure you go check out the interview by clicking here. I was very impressed by her interview skills and I really enjoyed answering all of her questions. I feel that it was a great interview and I recommend checking out her blog to everyone reading this!
-Jay P-

Nicki Minaj / Lil Kim Rivalry

Oh lord. If you're the type of person that loves Nicki Minaj than you already know her and Lil Kim have a little rivalry going on for a decent amount of time now. Recently, Nicki Minaj stated that Lil Kim is going to go down in history as a sore loser. This led Lil Kim to release the following statement. "That was cute for her. Bitches like her do shit like that. Talk on ho, it's easy to talk when the album sales ain't back yet. Since you talkin' about the history books lets talk about the f****** history books damn it. Bitch, I got a grammy, bitch. I got number ones sweety. 'Source' gave my last album 5 motherf****** mics ho. What the f*** do you have?" Lil Kim goes on to say, "You got a lot to learn mama. Respect the queen, stay in the princess section. Stay in your lane mama."...Wow! Things are going to get dirty soon! As much as I love Nicki, Lil Kim does have a point. In all industries there is just a certain amount of respect that you need to have for people and honestly, Lil Kim is one of those people that deserves respect. Let's see what happens next!
-Jay P-

11/25/10

Dinner with the Bilyks

Hey everyone! It's time for "Part 2" of my Canada trip. The day after Luke's birthday party, I went to his house for dinner. First, I want to say that the entire family is so nice! The spaghetti and meatballs were delicious and their overall hospitality was amazing. While at the Bilyk's beautiful home I met Luke, his grandparents, his mom, his dad, his sister, and two of his friends. Everyone was so nice and we all had a great time. I even got to play the piano for them (hopefully I wasn't too bad! haha). Having dinner with Luke confirmed what the cast had already said. He is nice, funny and definitely honest. It was a great way to end my mini vacation in Canada. I'll be back soon! Again, I want to thank the Bilyk family for being so generous! Make sure you all are following Luke on his official twitter, @lukebilyk1. His official website is www.lukebilyk.ca and his official facebook fan page is www.facebook.com/lukebilyk94 .
-Jay P-

11/22/10

Luke Bilyk's 16th Birthday Bash


(Luke and myself meeting for the first time)

Amazing, party of the year, greatest night of my life; these are all the thoughts that come to mind when I think of Luke Bilyk’s Sixteenth Birthday Bash at the Guvernment Entertainment Complex in Canada. I was able to attend this amazing event, thanks to the Bilyk family. While I was there to enjoy the party, I was also there to provide all my readers with exclusive coverage.
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The party began with a Meet & Greet with Luke between 6pm-8pm followed by the Birthday Bash at 8pm. One on one photos were taken with fans and a personal signed photo was also given, as well as enjoying a slide show of Luke's childhood memories filled with his early years of modeling clips and growing up years.
(two fans tell me how excited they were to meet Luke)

It was after talking with Luke and Momma Bilyk through email and twitter for so long, that I was finally able to meet them both in person, I also met Luke’s father Barry. After I met them I came to the conclusion that I had just met the nicest people in the world. The line of fans continued to grow and I was able to stand by and interview a few Fans. Unfortunately, the audio on my files did not come out clear, but I’m always prepared! I wrote everything down on my blackberry. These two girls (pictured above) informed that they were “soooo excited” for the party, and when I asked them how early they purchased their tickets, they said “Oh..we bought our tickets within a few hours of it being announced!” At 8pm, general admission began and in came a massive amount of fans, family and friends. The DJ RoyalP was great, also in attendance was a Special guest appearance by Rap Artist Blake Carrington who rocked the house with Luke on stage. Everyone enjoyed food, beverage and lots of giveaways from the stage. One of the lucky fans Maryanna Barron won a skateboard with Luke's face airbrushed on it by Airbrush 4u and personally signed by Luke to the winner.
(Above is guest performer, Blake Carrington, performing on stage with Luke Bilyk)

Everyone watched while Luke blew out the16 Birthday candles on his very BIG 4 layer long cake, they All enjoyed a piece of the Birthday cake which had a photo of Luke in the centre.
(Luke is surrounded by tons of fans as he blows out his candles)

Everything went very smooth, I think what made the party so great, was the energy. Luke, friends and those in attendance of the Degrassi cast and Winging It, put out a great amount of energy, the excitement was mounted and the crowd received the energy and fed off of it. It was this powerful combination that made the vibe in the room go from just your “regular” party to something much more memorable.

(The cast of Degrassi was kind enough to sit down and talk with me about Luke)

(Degrassi cast members would dance with the fans and take pictures with them throughout the night)

I was given a great opportunity, thanks to Mr. Bilyk, which allowed me to interview the cast about Luke. I really wanted to get some embarrassing stories but Luke got lucky and the cast told me that they had nothing embarrassing to say about him. The cast did tell me that Luke loves to play jokes on everyone. Jordan Todosey recalled when Luke prank called her once. Another thing I noticed was the closeness of the Cast. Since they were more like a family I asked them how close they all were with Luke, and Samantha Munro stated that they hang out as much as they can and that everyone is really close with one another. Lastly, I asked them to describe Luke in three words. They all agreed on funny, nice, and an emphasis on honest. After meeting the whole cast I have nothing but great things to say about them. Sometimes we forget that they are more than just great actors and actresses, but it’s important to realize that they are all great people too! Throughout the night the cast would come and dance with the fans, and allow everyone to take pictures with them, which made everything much more personable. All in all the party was a huge success and I want to wish Luke (for like the third time) a Happy 16th birthday! Enjoy some of the pictures from the party and get ready for part two of my Canada trip: Dinner with the Bilyks!

(It's safe to say that Melinda Shankar made my life haha!)
-Jay P-

11/18/10

B.R.B

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that I'm going to be on a short hiatus. I'm currently in Canada on a mini vacation so I wont be able to post much. I'll be back Sunday so expect a good story with great pictures then! I'll talk to you guys soon. Follow me on twitter @JaySwag_SODMG.
-Jay P-

11/17/10

Pink Confirms She's Pregnant

While rumors have been flying that Pink was pregnant, nothing was confirmed until recently. On an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres show, that will air today, Pink said that she's "..eating for two" and that "it was not an Oops!" Pink stated that she didn't want to announce that she was pregnant, because she has had miscarriages before, but she felt comfortable letting Ellen be the first one to hear the good news. This will be Pink and her husband Carry Hart's first child together. Congratulations to them both!
-Jay P-

11/16/10

There's a Place for Us - Carrie Underwood

Check out Carrie Underwood singing the theme song for the brand new Narnia movie. The song is called There's a Place for Us and in my opinion it sounds great. I'm not the biggest Carrie Underwood fan but this is definitely a good song and I can't wait to see the movie!
-Jay P-

11/12/10

Victoria Secret Fashion Show



The Victoria's Secret Fashion show was filmed this week! Akon, Katy Perry were there as well as other stars, and from all of the commotion on twitter, IT WAS A GREAT SHOW.
Adriana Lima wore the Fantasy Bra and opened the show.
It will air on NOVEMBER 30th so every one watch!

-Malibu Mara-

11/11/10

Keri Hilson - Pretty Girl Rock

Above is the brand new video for Keri Hilson's Pretty Girl Rock. I'm not the biggest Keri Hilson fan but I think the video is pretty cool! Let me know if you guys are feeling it or not!
-Jay P-

11/10/10

Pink - Whataya Want From Me

International star Pink has decided to record Adam Lamberts "Whataya Want From Me," which she co-wrote. Originally, Pink was supposed to keep the song and put it on the Funhouse, but she chose to give it to Lambert. After listening to them both, I still think that Adam sings the song better, but Pink definitely sounds great too! Let me know what you think guys.
-Jay P-

11/8/10

Black Girls Rock 2010

Last night BET held the award show Black Girls Rock! I figured I would tune in to check out some of the performances and see who they commemorated. When I put it on, I assumed the show would be good, but I had no idea that some of the performances would be on the level that they were. For example, check out the above performance of Four Women, performed by Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott, and Ledesi. It's simply amazing! There is so much power in all of their voices and they sing their parts so well. That was definitely my favorite performance of the night. Another big moment that I really enjoyed, was when they honored Ruby Dee and deemed her a living legend. After hearing her speak, and listening to all the good they had to say about her, I realized she definitely deserved the title, but she was so humble about it. Overall, great show BET!
-Jay P-

11/6/10

R.I.P. Shannon Tavarez

This story really saddens me. The 11-year-old Broadway star, Shannon Tavarez, lost her battle with leukemia on Monday, November 1st. The starlet caught the eye of thousands of people, including the likes of Rihanna, Alicia Keys, and 50 Cent. Tavarez played the young lion Nala in the Broadway production of The Lion King. I've seen videos of her singing before and she truly was a gift. Her voice was so pure and innocent. It's a shame to see someone so young, have to leave the earth, but they do say that only the good die young. Rest in peace, you will be missed.
-Jay P-

YouTube Artist of The Month

This month's YouTube Artist of the Month is one of my favorites ever! He goes by the name DeLaZoo and he is probably one of the most talented internet rappers at the moment. Someone really needs to sign him! I did a short Q&A with him, to give you all some more information. Check it out below!

1: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My real name is Devin. I was born in Somerville, New Jersey but been living in Kalamazoo, Michigan most of my life. Started rapping and producing back in my freshman year of high school and kinda kept it since then.
2: What made you interested in rapping, and to make a YouTube account?
My interest in rapping pretty much came from growing up listening to rap. I grew up in the 90s when Dr. Dre, Nas, Jay-Z and all them were popular so I had a lot of exposure to hip-hop and ended up really liking it. I started off writing a couple raps here and there but nothing too serious until I started with YouTube. I would always watch kids like Dyme-a-Duzin, Traphik, and Wax online and saw the huge fanbase they had for unsigned artists, and I liked how tangible YouTube made it to be somewhat famous. Long story short I started uploading rapping/beatmaking videos in December '09 and I guess they just took off from there.
3: Where do you see yourself in in the next five years?
Definitely doing something with music. Of course being a hella successful signed artist would be ideal..but I'd be happy if I were able to make a decent living off of producing/studio engineering.
4: Who are your biggest influences?
Wayyyy to many to list. I particularly admire dudes who both produce and rap such as Dr. Dre, J. Cole, Charles Hamilton, RZA, Eminem, Kanye, Blackmilk, etc., but there's so many other artists I listen to that've helped me develop a style.
5: What advice would you give to people trying to make a name for themselves?
Just do you. It's easy to upload a remix of a Justin Bieber song and get 1,000's of views, but in the end what separates good from great is originality. If you want your career to be more than a mass YouTube following, perfect a style of music that only you can do.

-Jay P-




11/4/10

Demi Lovato's Rehab Story

I'm sure by now, you all heard the news that Demi Lovato is in Rehab, after getting into a short physical altercation with one of her back-up dancers. I wanted to wait a little before I posted on the issue, to see what other information I could gather. From what I found, Demi Lovato was out partying the night of a concert, and was then approached by her manager, who asked questions about the previous night. Demi, on the same day, then went to one of her back up dancers and questioned her, to find out if she was the one who told management. It was then that a one sided, physical altercation broke out. After this, sources are saying that Demi and her family both felt that due to the battles she has fought throughout her life, she should seek help. This is how Demi Lovato ended up in rehab. Please note this is not a drug rehab! I think it's great to see a celebrity take responsibility for their actions!
-Jay P-

11/2/10

Taylor Swift Sells 1 Million Copies

It's only been one week and Superstar Taylor Swift has already sold 1 million copies of her new album Speak Now! She currently is leading the charts in record sales and sources have said that one in every five records bought last week was Speak Now. Also, congratulations to Taylor Swift for being the first artist in two years to sell 1 million copies in the first week of their album being released. Have you bought her album yet? What do you think about it?
-Jay P-