7/31/11

Drake - Headlines


Here's some new music by Drake! He recently released Headlines as the debut single from his highly anticipated sophomore album Take Care. Personally this is my favorite song out of the three singles that have been released thus far. Definitely going to add it to my iPhone. If you like what you've heard so far be sure to get Drake's new album when it comes out on October 21st. 
  
-Jay P-

7/30/11

Diggy Simmons - Copy, Paste Official Video


Diggy Simmons released the official video for his song Copy, Paste yesterday. I had other things to take care of first yesterday, so I didn't really get around to checking it out, but I did put it on my to do list for today. The video is decent, nothing spectacular and I don't think it will be winning any awards, but it's still worth watching. I will admit that the dance part, at the end of the video is pretty cool actually. I just think it's great that he's working his way from the bottom up, and not using his father's success to start at the top. I respect him for that. Keep up the good work Diggy.
-Jay P-

7/29/11

Rihanna Spotted With New Hair!


Rihanna was recently spotted rocking a NEW hair style. The R&B/pop princess was seen late last night shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. She wore denim shorts, with high brown boots, but what's really interesting is the fact that she her hair was of a much darker shade. Recently, she has been known for her vivid red, love it or hate it, hair color. While many people were getting tired of it, I still thought she looked great with the red, however I do like this darker color also. What do you think of Rihanna without the red? 
-Jay P-

Inside Rachel Zoe's Baby Closet




Rachel Zoe's baby closet is pretty much the size of my apt. at Uni. Of course one of the greatest stylists would have only the best for her growing baby Skylar, but I can't help be envious of the little babe. I mean, his crib is equipped with an Hermes blanket! Sleeping in luxury.
-Malibu Mara-


7/27/11

Besos - Paula DeAnda


For all you Paula DeAnda fans the wait has finally come to an end! Check out her brand new single titled Besos. I personally love this song. It's something light-hearted and fun, but can definitely get the room dancing. I love Paula and I think she's such a great singer. I can't wait to hear more from her and I hope that she gets more attention soon. She definitely deserves it. If you haven't checked out my interview with Paula DeAnda from last year, go to the interview archives to read it and see what she's been up to. Make sure you tell all your friends to check it out here at JaySwag.com and be sure to follow @PaulaDeAnda. 

*UPDATE* Hey guys! Paula recently released this song as her single on iTunes and I need all of you to do me a huge favor and go buy it! You guys told me how much you loved it, so lets support a great artist and buy her song. Tell all your friends to do the same.*UPDATE*
-Jay P-

Hot New Artist - Eazy El Loco


Check out this hot new artist I just came across. He goes by the name Eazy El Loco and if you haven't heard of him yet you soon will. Lyrically, he is a breath of fresh air in this music industry. While many artist attempt to copy another artist's style, Eazy El Loco has a style all his own. He was born in Dayton, Ohio and has been performing there for a few years now. Although his career is just beginning he has already created a strong fan base, which is only growing. Personally, my two favorite songs that I've heard so far are Fallin'  From The Sky and Butta Cup. I can definitely see them being played on the radio across the country, and I'm going to be adding them to my iPhone playlist so I definitely suggest you do the same. Be sure to follow Eazy El Loco on Twitter @EazyElLoco & like his official page by clicking HERE Also, check out his blog So Eazy It's Loco which I've added to the side bar of my website. He's definitely a rising talent and I can't wait to hear more from him in the near future. To contact Eazy El Loco send emails to eazyelloco@yahoo.com or TheCreativeSole@Gmail.com. 

 

  
*Be sure to cop his new single Catch Up on iTunes, keyword Eazy El Loco.*
-Jay P-

Adam Levine & Javier Colon


Adam Levine of Maroon 5 recently teamed up with his contestant and winner of The Voice, Javier Colon. The two met up again at the Hollywood Bowl on July 25th and performed a great rendition of Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror.  Both Javier and Adam are great singers and I really would like to see them do an official collaboration sometime. I can't wait to hear Javier's album whenever it comes out. He's definitely the most talented singer to be found on The Voice, and I'm glad that he won. I'm sure he'll have a great career.
-Jay P-

7/26/11

Katy Perry Attends Smurfs Premiere


Katy Perry, who is the voice behind Smurfette in the upcoming film The Smurfs, recently attended the premiere. She hit the bluecarpet with a Smurfette dress and a pair of blue pumps. If you remember, earlier this month she made an appearance at the Eaton Centre in Toronto and showed off her new hair, but said that it would be more strawberry blond when done. Well, I think it's done! At first, I wasn't sure if I were going to like the color on her, but it seems to suit her well. I still prefer how it looked before though. Regardless, Katy looked beautiful and I'm sure The Smurfs will do very well at the box office. 
-Jay P- 

Rihanna Covers Glamour


Rihanna has been taking this industry by storm lately! Everywhere you turn you can hear her music, see her on TV, or buy a magazine on which she is the cover. Her most recent venture is her on the cover of Glamour Magazine. The issue will hit the newsstands in September with Rihanna as the cover girl. RiRi looks beautiful as always. I really like the red hair on her. So many people have done it lately, but somehow Rihanna still has a way to make it all her own. Anyway, she definitely has great PR team and I can't wait to find out what's next on her list of things to do!
-Jay P- 

7/25/11

Canada Summer 2011 Part 2


Hey everyone! I just wanted to blog about my second part of my Canada trip. As you know, I'm back in New Jersey now, but I had the most amazing time in Toronto. Last time I updated you all on my trips to the Casa Loma castle, Niagara Falls, and a few other things. This time we'll talk about what I did in the days that followed. First, I went to this street near my hotel and did some shopping. It was so nice! They had a Louis Vuitton store, Gucci, Prada, Nike, Rolex, Burberry, and so many other great brand names on the street. I picked myself up a Louis Vuitton iPhone case. The prices were better over there too!

I know most of you have been asking me on Twitter, or through comments, whether or not I would be meeting up with Luke. I didn't answer because both of our schedules were so busy that I wasn't sure if they would match up, however as you can see from the above picture I did have time to meet up with Luke. It was nice to catch up with him and Momma Bilyk. I had a great time seeing them and it was definitely a day I won't be forgetting anytime soon. A lot of people keep asking me what is it like to know someone from Degrassi. To me, that really isn't the importance of the friendship. I think what's more important is that Luke and his family have been so nice since the first time we met. Yes, I am lucky to call them friends, but not because Luke is on Degrassi, but because both him and his family are just generally great people. I want that to be the main point of this post just because I've been getting so many messages on my Facebook, and comments/tweets talking about how "cool" it is to know someone from Degrassi. What's really "cool" is to know such a great family. I've interviewed a lot of different celebrities thus far, and it's nice to be able to build a friendship with such a grounded, young talent.

Be sure to catch Degrassi Monday-Thursday at 9pm on TeenNick in the US, and MuchMusic, in Canada. I know I'll be watching!
-Jay P-

7/24/11

Jersey Shore Season 4 Extended Trailer





It's almost time for a new season of Jersey Shore. I always say that I'm not going to watch it because it gives people the wrong impression of Jersey, but every time I see a trailer I just get so ready to see the new episodes. This season looks like it's going to be pretty interesting and I'm definitely looking forward to The Situation finally getting knocked out. He's always starting drama for no reason so it's about time he gets what's coming to him. The show debuts on Thursday, August 4th at 10pm on MTV. So, as of now I'll be tuned in watching! Will you?  
-Jay P-

7/23/11

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse


I'm sure by now most of you have heard the tragic news of Amy Winehouse's death. The troubled soul singer was found dead in her London residence today. So far the cause of death is unknown. Winehouse, who was only 27-years-old, leaves this world at the same age as many of todays legends such as; Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin. It is so sad to see such a talented artist pass away at such a young age. Unfortunately, it was her own decisions in life that may have lead her down the wrong road. Celebrities took to Twitter to send their condolences to Amy's family, and now I would like to extend my condolences as well. Thank you for sharing your soulful, powerful, and most importantly, unique voice with us. Rest in peace. 
-Jay P-

7/22/11

Selena Gomes Covers ELLE Mexico


Not only is today Selena Gomez's 19th Birthday, but she also earned herself the cover of ELLE's Mexico Magazine. She looks stunning and chic in this Altuzarraa outfit. Selena is also sporting a hat by Scala Pronto  and a Gucci belt. The magazine describes Selena as being the Girl of the moment, and I completely agree with them! She's been doing great with her music career, and Monte Carlo has also done well at the box office. She's one of the most successful Disney stars and she is definitely on top of the world. She is also in a high profile relationship with fellow teen star Justin Bieber. Sounds like her 19th birthday can't get any better! Happy Birthday Selena. 
-Jay P-

7/21/11

Canada Summer 2011


Hey everyone! I just wanted to do a quick blog and update you all on my trip to Canada. I'm having a great time here. I love the city so much(I really don't want to leave haha). I've been doing a lot of sight seeing lately. I've been to China Town, Little Italy,  Casa Loma, Niagara Falls, and of course all around the area we're staying. I loved everything so far, especially Niagara Falls and The Eaton Centre. I plan on going out tomorrow to buy some more clothes and I want to make a quick stop at the Louis Vuitton store to see if they have anything worth picking up. Right now I'm sitting in our room with my cousin Karelie watching TV. I can't even believe how fast this week has been going by. I really like it here in Toronto. We haven't even left yet and I'm trying to think of a way that I can come back soon. I don't know, I love New York City so much, but Toronto isn't as crowded and it's a little quieter so I think I like that aspect. We have a really great view of the city right outside our window. I'm going to miss this view. It's definitely completely different from the suburbs of South Jersey. Well, I'm starting to rant a little so I should stop. I just wanted to update you on what's been going on! Thanks for reading and we'll chat soon. Follow me on Twitter @OfficialJaySwag.
-Jay P-

7/20/11

Kim Kardashian Sues Old Navy


Kim Kardashian is filing a lawsuit against Old Navy due to their recent ad campaign. Kardashian and her team are stating that the model used in the campaign bares a striking resemblance to Kim and they fear that this could lead others to believe Kim endorses Old Navy. They also stated mentioned that Kim had recently endorsed a Sears campaign and they fear that this could harm that partnership. Kim is seeking compensatory and punitive damages totaling $20 million. Kim released a brief statement regarding this matter: "I've worked hard to support the products I'm personally involved with and that I believe in." As ridiculous as it sounds, Kim has the right to sue if she feels that her image is being used. At the end of the day it's all business and nothing personal. I'm sure Melissa Molinaro is enjoying the extra publicity!
-Jay P-

7/19/11

Degrassi - Season 11


It's that time again! Degrassi is back with brand new episodes Monday through Friday at 9pm est time. Last night was the one hour premiere special and you better believe that my eyes were glued to the screen. If you have not yet seen the new episode I advise that you stop reading, as I don't want to spoil anything for you. Overall the episode was amazing. I do have to admit that the Drew/Bianca storyline was the best of the night(and no that is not a personal bias lol). Whenever they were on the screen my cousin and I were completely quiet listening to what was going on. Drew and Bianca, played by Luke Bilyk and Alicia Josipovic, have a great chemistry together and really get into character. I normally check my Twitter timeline to see fan reaction, however Twitter was down during the premiere so I was checking Facebook. So many of my friends were watching Degrassi and saying how much they loved what was happening. All of us were shocked to see that Bianca accidentally killed someone, and even more shocked to see Drew take the blame. With attempted rapes, murders, Keke Palmer concerts, and so much more just in the first episode, I have no clue what to expect from the rest of the season, but I am positive that I will not be disappointed. Great job Degrassi!
-Jay P-

7/17/11

Justin Bieber Crashes Wedding


Justin Bieber and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, recently decided to play Wedding Crashers. Apparently the two were having a romantic dinner in Malibu, and then went for a quiet walk together. They then heard Justin's music playing and went to check out where it was coming from. They found out it was being played at a wedding and took it upon themselves to make an appearance. The guests were all shocked when the star couple arrived, and Justin even took the mic to speak and congratulated the newlyweds. Sources are saying that everyone had a great time and Justin even "dougied" with the guests. Would you be happy to see Justin and Selena at your wedding?
-Jay P-

Bruno Mars Does Billboard Magazine

Singer Bruno Mars recently did a photo shoot with Billboard for the cover of their magazine. This is a great accomplishment for the young star, as it is his first magazine cover. In the issue he talks about his success and rise to fame and explains "It's a rare thing that happens, especially in this day, where it's real hard to sell albums. I'm traveling to places I've never even heard of and there's all these people singing the songs back - and English is not even their first language. It's like what the hell happened?" It's nice to see someone staying humble when the entertainment industry can boost your ego over night. I respect what Bruno is doing with the music industry and I can't wait to hear more from him.
-Jay P-

7/15/11

Chivalrous Culture - Hamachi Jade


Diggy Simmons' clothing line "Chivalrous Culture" has been doing pretty well so far. I personally have a pair of the plain white ones and I definitely think I'm going to be ordering some more in the near future. Anyway, the Chiv Culture line just released there limited edition "Hamachi Jade" sneaker. It features polished white leather patent combined with lux pebbled leather and waxed jade shoelaces. Only 50 pairs have been made and each order will include a jade bracelet, a velvet pouch, special edition box, and a numbered silver insert card. If you like something exclusive I suggest you go out and by these right away!


-Jay P-

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony to Divorce

While many people have been wondering whether or not Jennifer Lopez will return to "Idol" this year, a much bigger event has come up in her life! The 41-year-old superstar and her soon-to-be ex-husband have decided to end their marriage. They released this statement; "We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to amicable conclusions on all matters." The couple renewed their values in 2008, and again last year. While things seem to be going smoothly, they did say that it has been a "painful time for all involved", and as a result have asked that their privacy be respected. Hopefully their divorce will be as painless as possible and we will get to see Jennifer Lopez on the next season of American Idol!
-Jay P-

Braxton Family Values Season 2

I am so excited! WETV announced a while back that the Braxton Family would be returning for a second season of their hit reality show. I love this show and the family always has something interesting going on. Well, WETV just announced that they would be adding six more episodes to this season, adding to a total of 19 episodes! The first season was viewed by 26million people, which helped it become one of the most viewed shows on WETV. Be sure to catch the new season of The Braxton Family Values will air Tuesday, November 8th at 9pm. I know I'll be watching.
-Jay P-

7/13/11

X-Factor US Preview

Hey guys! I just wanted to share the preview of the US X-Factor! I'm sure most of you know that I'm obsessed with talent competitions so I cannot wait for this one to begin. I'm also really happy to see Simon and Paula working together again and hoping that this show can create that special chemistry that American Idol once had. L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger also make an appearance in the preview and I'm sure that the show is going to be great. Make sure you tune in when the show premiers on Wednesday, September 21st on Fox.
-Jay P-

7/11/11

Rihanna Becomes The Face of Armani

Rihanna will soon be the new face of Emporio Armani. The 23-Year-Old pop/R&B princess will be lending her gorgeous looks to the brand as both their underwear and jeans model. She will be following in the footsteps of Megan Fox and Victoria Beckham, who have previously represented the Armani line. We can expect to see the ads in the 2011-2012 fall season. Rihanna is on top of the world right now and I think that his will be a great opportunity for both Rihanna and Armani. She's so beautiful and I'm sure these ads will draw in more consumers.Are you excited to see Rihanna as the new face of Armani? Let me know what you think!
-Jay P-

Adam Levine & Christina Aguilera Shooting Video

Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine have teamed up to shoot a video for their hot summer anthem, Moves Like Jagger. I'm a huge fan of the song, and when they performed together on The Voice they had a great chemistry. I'm definitely excited to check out the video, and by the still shots it looks like it's going to be packed full of energy. Sources are saying that it's going to be an exciting and fun video. I'll post it as soon as it's officially released.
-Jay P-

7/10/11

YouTube Artist of the Month - Austin Mahone


This month's YouTube Artist of the Month is a young singer by the name of Austin Mahone. He began his personal YouTube channel in January of 2011, and already has amassed a total of more than 10 million views on his videos. He also has close to 90,000 subscribers and over 100,000 Twitter followers. At only 15 years old Austin is well on his well to becoming the next teen sensation. I waited so long to post this because I was trying to set up a short Q&A, but I have been unsuccessful thus far, however I will continue to try and contact him. Make sure you follow him on Twitter @AustinMahone, and subscribe to his YouTube channel.
-Jay P-

7/8/11

New Reality Show - Fashion Star


NBC is kind of on a roll with the reality shows, and the fall hit FASHION STAR seems to be a promising addition. It will be hosted by Elle Macphearson and basically is helping the winning designer launch their brand. What I find great is,as much as I dislike Jessica Simpson, her brand has matched Michael Kors in sales, so having her on the panel will really help anyone looking to launch their brand.


In addition to Jessica Simpson the lovely Nicole Richie will be by her side, the House of Harlow is amazing and there is no doubt that she is a fashion force.


And last but not least, the American high fashion menswear designer John Varvatos will be rounding out the judges panel. You might know him as the head designer for all Ralph Lauren Polo brands.


I can't wait for the fall, I will be watching, will you?

Anna Graceman - America's Got Talent


I know that this was a few days ago but I forgot to blog about it! I had to talk about Anna Graceman's Vegas performance. She did a cover of Rolling in the Deep by Adele. Now, this is one of my favorite songs right now and it's no surprise that I believe Adele is one of the best singers out there right now. That being said, I was really impressed with Anna's version of the song. It's a difficult song to sing but she held her own and I feel like she is one of the contestants to keep an eye on. Do I think she'll win? No, probably not, but I'm positive that she will give us some great performances and earn herself a record deal at the end of the show.
-Jay P-

7/6/11

Michelle Williams - 'Love Gun'


With Kelly Rowland making a comeback, and Beyonce leading the charts with her brand new album, it was only a matter of time before Michelle Williams decided to release something. The former Destiny's Child member is currently working on a new album that will be released in the near future. This song, Love Gun is rumored to be the debut single of the album. Personally, I prefer Kelly Rowland's and Beyonce's music so far, but I wish Michelle the best of luck and hope that she too can make a comeback. I think the three should do a reunion album!
-Jay P-

7/5/11

Casey Anthony - Not Guilty of Murder


Today, the jury came to a decision in the Casey Anthony trial. To much of the worlds surprise, Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in Florida of 2008. When the verdict was read even the clerk began to choke up when she read the words "not guilty." It appeared as though she had to regain her composure before she continued reading. Casey Anthony will face up to four years in prison due to lying to the cops(however the three years she spent prior to this verdict will be deducted from the final sentence). She faces one year for each count. My Twitter timeline is going crazy about this trial right now, and even Kim Kardashian weighed in on the issue. She has been tweeting how shocked she is and went no to say that she was speechless. At the end of the day whatever happened will be between her and God.
-Jay P-

7/3/11

Vinny Leaves 'Jersey Shore' House


Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino has left the cast's shore house located in Seaside Heights, NJ. The cast returned to Seaside to being recording the fourth season of Jersey Shore, but sources are stating that Vinny packed up and left for good. Apparently he was in either a verbal or physical altercation with another member of the show, and decided that he wanted to return to Staten Island. Sources have also stated that Vinny said he was feeling "homesick" a few days prior. There is no word on whether or not Vinny will return to the show, but as of now he is at his home in Staten Island. Is it time for the show to be come to an end?
-Jay P- 

7/2/11

Katy Perry Promotes 'Purr' In Toronto


Katy Perry was in Toronto yesterday to promote her new fragrance Purr. She stopped at the Eaton Centre Mall wearing kitten ears and debuting a new hairstyle. The pop singer showed off a medium length strawberry blonde 'do, that I think works very will with her actually. She also answered some questions from fans. Now, the hair is only temporary. Katy stated that she has to be a "ginger" for three weeks, because if she jumped right to the color(s) she wanted, she would lose all her hair. She also tweeted that she would get to the "secret color(s)" eventually. I sort of like her hair like this but I'm also interested in what look she's going for.
-Jay P-