4/30/11

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Welcome Twins

The day has finally arrived! Singer Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon welcomed their baby twins into the world today. The children were born at 12:07pm EDT. A spokesperson for the couple stated that the girl was born first, weighing in at 5 lbs., 3 oz., and was 18 inches in length; her brother weighed in at 5 lbs., 6 oz., and was 19 inches. On top of this great moment in their lives, the two also celebrated their third wedding anniversary today! Cindi Berger, Mariah's representative, says that after the birth the family was listening to Mariah's "We Belong Together. Congratulations to them!

4/29/11

The Royal Wedding


Today was the big day! The Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. For some reason I was really excited for it, so I did watch most of it. Unfortunately, it was just so boring to me! I know that it was a big deal and I completely understand the importance of it, but it just seemed really drawn out to me. Of course, my opinion doesn't matter that much, especially considering the fact that it broke an online record. Over 1.6million online viewers tuned into the nuptials of the two, making it the biggest event to be watched online. This comes from a spokesperson for Akami, which provides streaming video for top sites such as msnbc and 300 more.

I couldn't do a post on The Royal Wedding if I didn't talk about Kate Middleton's dress, which everyone was so anxiously waiting to see. The dress was designed by Sarah Burton, who is the creative director of Britain's Alexander McQueen House. I personally think that the dress is very simple, however for the occasion it is perfect. It is a Royal Wedding, not a wedding to wear something extremely ridiculous. She looks stunning in the dress and I think it is a great tribute to the late Alexander McQueen.
-Jay P-

4/28/11

My Independent Youth Interview

Every once in a while I get to play the reversed role in an interview, and become the interviewee. I was recently interviewed by INDEPENDENT YOUTH. Above is a snippet of the interview. It's a great article and I definitely recommend checking it out. To read the full interview click HERE I love being interviewed and I think it's a great way for my readers to learn more about me. Thank you Independent Youth for the great opportunity!
-Jay P-

*Update* I've been made aware that there are problems with the commenting system of Blogger. Google is also aware of the problem and is addressing it within the next two days! I apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause you. I still can get emails and tweets though! (@OfficialJaySwag)

4/27/11

Former "Jersey Shore" Cast Member Pregnant

Former cast member of MTV's the Jersey Shore Angelina Pivarnick is officially pregnant. She confirmed to another media outlet that the rumors of her pregnancy are true, but she refused to comment further. There is no word on how long she has been pregnant, or what the sex of the baby is. Sources are also stating that the baby daddy is her fiance, Dave Kovacs. When I first got the memo on this it was titled "Jersey Shore Star Pregnant." I was expecting someone a little more important than Angelina. Who do you think the first "real"Jersey Shore star to be pregnant will be?
-Jay P-

4/26/11

The Voice

NBC's The Voice premiered tonight and from the looks of my Twitter feed, a lot of you guys were watching. I watched the whole first episode and I love the show, but then again I love all talent shows. I've yet to find one singing competition show that I won't watch.(I'll even watch Don't Forget the Lyrics...yea it's that bad). Anyway, back to The Voice. I think I like the show so much because the format is so unique. In the first stage of the competition "blind auditions" are held. For this stage the four judges, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera, sit with their backs turned and can choose to turn around if they like the contestant based only on their voice. The judges each pick 8 singers to be on their team. In the second stages, two team members will battle each other and the coach will choose who stays. For the final phase of the competition, the singers will compete in a live broadcast and America will vote for their favorites. I really like the concept of the show and I'm excited to see where it goes!
-Jay P-

4/25/11

Possible Twilight Spin-Off?

Is it possible that there may be a Twilight spin-off that will focus on Jacob Black and Renesmee Cullen? Some people are saying that this could definitely be true. According to sources Twilight mastermind Stephanie Meyer recently hinted at penning a spin off that would later become a film. When Taylor Lautner was asked about this he was hesitant to answer and stated that he did not know anything about it. He did, however, go on to say that it would be interesting. Would you be interested in a side story about Jacob and Renesmee?
-Jay P-

4/24/11

Britney x Kesha x Nicki

It was only a week or two ago that Britney Spears collaborated with Rihanna on the S&M remix, and now Britney is working with female superstars Kesha and Nicki Minaj. The three girls released a remix to Britney's single "Till The World Ends". I'm not the biggest Britney or Kesha fan, but it's no surprise that Nicki can do no wrong in my mind. I love her verse on this song. Maybe this is a little sneak peak of what we can expect when Britney and Nicki go on tour together this summer. What do you think of the new remix?
-Jay P-

4/23/11

Antione Dodson Arrested

Internet superstar Antione Dodson, who is best known for providing the vocals in the auto tuned video "Bed Intruder," was arrested this morning in Alabama. The 24 year old was arrested on five misdemeanor charges, which included possession of marijuana, and failure to pay traffic tickets. He was caught Saturday morning with marijuana, after a traffic cop pulled him over for speeding. I guess you should "hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband" when he's on the road.
-Jay P-

4/22/11

Time's 100 Most Influential People

TIME Magazine has recently released their list of 2011's most influential people. Of course, most of the people chosen are obvious choices such as world leaders, and idolized pop culture icons. Some picks are Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Chris Colfer, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Google executive Wael Ghonim, Barack and Michelle Obama, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and many others. Overall, the list is pretty accurate. For a full listing check out the newest edition of TIME Magazine.
-Jay P-

4/20/11

YouTube Artist of the Month - Karmin

I know I'm late with this months YouTube artist so I'm going to promote these two until June. This month I'm going to feature one of my favorite YouTube duos ever! They go by the name of Karmin. "Karmin" is described as a combination of "Nick's classic rock upbringing/jazz education and Amy's R&B influence/pop background." They are both amazing. Amy has such a unique, and marketable tone that compares with artists such as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. This, combined with Nick's natural instrumental talent and his ability to harmonize so well with Amy, allow for them to transform a catchy pop song into something so much more. There is a difference between being a pop group and an artist and "Karmin" is that difference. I hope to interview them soon to get their background story and find out a little bit more about them. Make sure you follow Nick and Amy on Twitter @Karminmusic.
-Jay P-

4/19/11

New Stephanie Nogueras !


Jay Swag PR's very own, Stephanie Nogueras, just released some new pictures! She looks gorgeous in them. I'm so proud of how far she's come and I'm so glad that we are so close. The pictures were taken by the amazing Laurentius Purnama, who also did the hair/make-up in all the pictures as well. Let me know what you guys think!
Be sure to follow Stephanie on twitter @ModelStella, and check out her website, www.modelstella.com.
-Jay P-


4/18/11

Take Me Away - Keyshia Cole

Check out Keyshia Cole's brand new video for Take Me Away. I haven't heard much from her lately but I do like this song and the music video. I really like her voice and I hope that she comes back out with some new music. Let me know what you think!
-Jay P-

4/16/11

Junior Prom


I'm back! I was on a short hiatus for a few days due to my Junior Prom, but that's over now and I'm back to provide you with entertainment news updates, as well as celebrity interviews. First though, I promised you guys I would do a quick post about prom and share some pictures with you. I had an amazing time at prom. Pictured above (from left to right) are Becky, Me, Kathleen, Sean, Taylor, and Pat. We all had so much fun taking pictures, dancing and laughing. After the dance we all went to the shore for the weekend. I definitely had the time of my life thanks to my friends. Here are some more pictures for all of you.


-Jay P-



4/13/11

Lady Gaga's Fall

I'm sure you've seen the video of Lady Gaga taking a tumble on stage, but if you didn't check it out above! The pop icon fell off of her piano while singing a song from her new album Born This Way. A true performer, Gaga never stops singing once, nor does she miss a beat of the song. Honestly, this is really impressive. After the fall she said to the crowd, "You will never see some rich bitch limping through a set."
-Jay P-

4/11/11

S&M Remix

Check out the S&M remix featuring Britney Spears. The song itself does not change much, except now it incorporates a verse by Britney, as well as the chorus sung by her. Britney has been making a huge comeback lately. She's been doing a lot of self promoting, releasing new songs, and of course she is planning on working with Nicki Minaj shortly. Will the former princess of pop return to claim her crown?
-Jay P-

4/10/11

Aaron Fresh Interview

Check out my exclusive interview with Aaron Fresh!

1. First, can you please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself?
"My name is Aaron Fresh. I am a 18 year old Def Jam/Ncredible Artist. Born in Chicago but raised in Trinidad and Tobago. Living in Both America and the caribbean has influenced my music dramatically. I now have the ability to mix both types of music such as Pop and Soca."

2. I know you just co-hosted the pre-show for the KCA's. What was that experience like?
"It was something to never forget. Many stars like Jayne Lynch, Miranda Cosgrove, Big Time Rush and many more attended the event. The fact that i got the opportunity to interview these people in front of millions of people was amazing and ill never forget it! "

3. Tell us a little bit about your early life. What was it like being raised in American and Trinidad and how has that impacted your musical career?
"like i said in the first question, it has a had a huge impact and now whenever im in the studio i mix both "flavors" of music just for the fans! "

4. Do you write/co-write your songs? If so, what is the writing process like for you?
"yes i do write my songs and sometimes co-write, the process is very easy. when i get the beat, i try to remember one of my past experiences to write about or if that doesn't work, i think of something that everyone can relate too. "

5. Who are some of your biggest influences?
"Some of my biggest influences and Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Jay Z and Chris Brown "

6. What has it been like working with Nick Cannon?
"It has been a well spent year so far. From getting signed to co-hosting a TV show on Teenick with him, to Getting one of the best fan support groups in my life (#teamfresh on twitter) i been ovine every minute of this past year since ive been with him."

7. Where were you the first time you heard "Spending All My Time" in public and what was going through your head at that time?
"the first time was at a store in the mall called Hollister. i was really excited but no one knew it was my song that was playing. Everyone in the store looked at me like i was going insane."

8. What's an interesting fact about you that many people don't know?
"well many people don't know that i actually like some rock music and country! And i also love to watch animal planet."

9. Are you currently working on any projects that you can tell us about?
"i am currently working on putting my first mixtape out before my single (which is still being decided) and my album "FRESHnUp" is released!"

10. Do you ever find it hard to be a normal teenager with all the attention and spotlight? How do you remain grounded?
"At the beginning it wasn't hard to be the normal Teenager but now I find myself having to do meetings, interviews, shows etc. instead of hanging out with friends. Although it is a struggle i do it all for my fans and id gladly sacrifice my teenage life for them. And to stay humble really isn't that hard. I just believe in myself and keep the people that really care for me and not what i do, around me."

11. That was the last question. I want to thank you for taking the time to do the interview. Do you have any last thoughts or comments?
"I love y'all For giving me this opportunity to give all my fans more info about me! #teamfresh"

-Jay P-

4/9/11

Pia Toscano Update

I just wanted to write a quick update about Pia Toscano. I'll be following her life post-idol very closely and keeping you all informed on what's going on with her. She was recently seen (pictured above) exiting a car and heading into a record label in LA. I knew that she would definitely get a record deal and I'm so happy to see that things are happening very quickly for her. There's no word on just which label she met with and details from the meeting have yet to be announced but as soon as I find out I'll either tweet about it (@OfficialJaySwag) or post on here. Hopefully Pia will join Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry as an early elimination, yet extremely successful Idol contestant.
-Jay P-

4/8/11

Pia Toscano Leaves Idol

If you follow me on Twitter than you know I was completely outraged by last nights elimination on American Idol. One of the best vocalists to ever appear on the show, Pia Toscano, was unexpectedly voted off. Honestly, she was the main reason that I watched American Idol. Every week I would look forward to her performance more than any other contestants. I re-watched all of her performances today and was amazed again. I want to think that this is a late April Fool's joke but it's not. I have no clue what the voters were thinking but the decision to send Pia home has to be the worst decisions on American Idol in the history of the show. The last time I felt this passionately about a contestant on the show was with Adam Lambert, who also never failed to impress me. I'm legitimately upset about Pia going home and I refuse to watch American Idol for the rest of this season, nor will I write about the show again. I do however want to do an interview with Pia and I'm going to work really hard to try and set that up. I can't wait to see what the future has in-store for Pia Toscano and I'm sure we will all be hearing her name more than whoever wins this season of American Idol.
-Jay P-

4/7/11

Jersey Shore Spinoff Shows

Perhaps I spoke too soon yesterday when I said that the cast of the Jersey Shore's ten minutes of fame were up. MTV has given three of the cast members their own spinoff series. First, Snooki and Jwoww will have a show together that will cover their lives after the shore. It will focus on their careers, their love lives, and of course their unique friendship. Secondly, DJ Pauly D will finally get this spinoff that we have been hearing rumors about for the longest time. It will follow him and his friends as they travel the country to promote Pauly D's DJ career. MTV if you're running out of ideas for reality shows I'm still available! I can move to NYC as soon as high schools over.
-Jay P-

4/6/11

Has The Jersey Shore Run Its Course?

The cast of MTV's hit reality series The Jersey Shore is still going fighting over contract negotiations and have caused their flight to Italy to be postponed. The cast was scheduled to leave to Italy on April 18th, however only three members have signed on for the fourth season, and so it seems that they will not be leaving until at least May. While Ronnie, Sammi, and Vinny have all agreed to accept the undisclosed offer, Snooki, The Situation, JWoww, Deena, and Pauly D are still attempting to make more money. On top of the contract issues, the MTV production team is also having a hard time finding clubs and hot spots for the cast to become familiar with when they arrive at Italy. Italian club owners want nothing to do with the show and are refusing to grant entrance to the cast. Does this mean that the show has run its course? In my opinion if things don't get settled shortly then the answer is yes. A new reality show will come along and the cast of the Jersey Shore will become old news.
-Jay P-

4/4/11

Rihanna Goes Country

Check out Rihanna's performance of her new single California King Bed in which she collaborated with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles at the ACM Awards. I love this performance and I think both of them did a great job with the song. It's interesting to see an R&B artist do a collaboration with a country singer. It also allows Rihanna to show that there is more to her than just the one side that we all know. Rihanna's vocals are actually pretty decent as well. I've really enjoyed all of her recent live performances.
-Jay P-

4/3/11

Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses The Haters

Recently, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been taken a bunch of criticism from outside sources who feel as though they are exploiting their children by allowing them to enter show business. Of course she has the right to defend herself and she definitely did that! Check out her statement:

"Our children are allowed to stay in the paradigm of being a child. They don't have to take care of their families: become the complete emotional, physical, and financial focus that happens to many child stars. Our family structure is a little different and it's quite hard to comprehend because it's so outside what usually happens in a family, but the paradigm is the same... This isn't about fame or money. They were still going to have their trials because of who their parents are. As much as I wish I could figure out a way I could protect my children, they have their destiny. I'm not going to put brakes on that out of fear...I have a 10-year-old who can stand up in front of an audience of 17,000 and rock the house. I have to keep her grounded."

Well said Mrs. Smith! I completely agree with her. There is no reason for anyone to accuse her of exploiting her children. As she stated, it's not exactly as though her family structure is dependent upon her kids success. I find it very respectable that she is letting her kids live their dreams, despite what others have to say. I think it's so important that the young people are able to follow their hearts desires. Before you take shots at anyone, think about the situation and how it differs from yours.
-Jay P-

4/2/11

Kids Choice Awards 2011





Tonight was the 2011 Kids Choice Awards, hosted by Jack Black. I was busy working on other interviews so I could not watch the show the whole way through but I did catch some of it. I must say that I loved Willow Smith's performance! I really have to interview this girl because she's the next big thing. Aside from that, there was tons of slime, lots of winners, and a few other good performances that I heard about through Twitter. Thanks you my friends at Nick I have some high res photos to share with you guys and a complete list of winners!

Favorite TV Show: iCarly
Favorite Reality Show: American Idol
Favorite Cartoon: Spongebob
Favorite TV Actor: Dylan Sprouse
Favorite TV Actress: Selena Gomez
Favorite TV Sidekick: Jennette McCurdy
Favorite Movie: The Karate Kid
Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Movie Actress: Miley Cyrus
Favorite Animated Movie: Despicable Me
Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie: Eddie Murphy (Shrek Forever After)
Favorite Buttkicker: Jackie Chan
Favorite Male Athlete: Shaquille O'Neal
Favorite Female Athlete: Lindsey Vonn
Favorite Music Group: The Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Female Singer: Katy Perry
Favorite Male Singer: Justin Bieber
Favorite Song: Baby (Justin Bieber)
Favorite Book: Diary of Wimpy Kid Series
Favorite Video Game: Just Dance 2
Check out Cody Simpson, Jaden and Willow Smith, and Selena Gomez rocking their looks on the orange carpet. There was also a lot of talk as to whether or not Selena would be bringing a date, since Justin Bieber is currently on his way to Madrid, but she chose to fly solo for this event. Well there you have it! Hopefully you all enjoyed the show, and if you didn't get to see it I hope this article informs you of what went down.
-Jay P-

Lil Chuckee Interview


Check out my exclusive interview with Young Money's youngest member, Lil Chuckee!

1.First can you please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself.
"Whats twappin I go by the name of Lil Chuckee aka Twappy Doo aka Charles Lee Ray aka The Real Chocolate Dropper lol jk."
2. What's it like being so young, but working with some of the top artists in the industry?
"It's a blessing being so young in this industry and for my prestige in the game to be respected is just so cool. Working with Wayne himself is so amazing....a 15 year old teenager, from new orleans, signs with Wayne, sign to a record label thats on top of the world right now is just unbelievable lol."
3. Do you see your age as an aid to your success, or a barrier?
"My age is an aid because when rappers, singers, etc notice how old I am they are shocked because they would have never thought a 15 year old can deliver the lyrics or the songs I produce how I do."
4.How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
"My music is very diverse. I don't rap the same way on every song or on every verse. My music is not inordinate but I love to step outside the box & try new things."
5. Tell us a little bit about the S.O.C.K. Charity.
"My S.O.C.K. organization is coming out real good. The organization really consists of me trying to help out in the community trying to keep unregistered guns off the streets and not just being a rap idol to the youth, but a mogul."
6.What is it like being signed with Young Money and getting to be a part of that family?
"It's a blessing. I love every member in the camp and I love being a part of the movement."
7. What's one thing you would like to accomplish throughout your career?
"Ummmmmmmm to have 187 wives lol hahahahahaha just playing, but I already accomplished something big in my career which is receiving a BET award. I would love to receive a Humanitarian award because I love giving back."
8. What's an interesting fact about you that many people may not know?
"I shoot and edit alot of my videos. I think that's very interesting."
9. When you're not working on something music related, what do you like to do in your free time? Is it hard to try and maintain being a normal teen?
"When I'm not working, I love chilling with my family and playing basketball. It's not hard maintaing being a normal teenager sometimes because I do what normal teenagers do; go to the mall, play games, etc."
10. That was the last question. I want to thank you for taking the time to do the interview. DO you have any last thoughts or comments?
"Shout out to my fans #TeamChuckee they are the best. Follow me on twitter.com/lilchuckee , my website www.lilchuckeeonline.com, The Lil Chuckee Show on MoneHungryRadio.com every monday and wednesday. "

-Jay P-

4/1/11

Rebecca Black's Everywhere


Internet sensation Rebecca Black has recently teamed up with the Funny or Die team to "take over" their website. If you go to Funny Or Die today you will not see the latest funny videos of the Internet, but instead you will be bombarded with all things Rebecca Black. She even made a video where she talks about her "Greatest Hit's" album. Thankfully all of this is just a April Fool's joke and tomorrow everything will be back to normal. Whether or not you hate Rebecca Black's Friday you have to admit, she is doing a great job dealing with all the hate and continuing to market herself! I'm sure she's made enough money already to never have to work a day in her life.
-Jay P-