I'm Sure You Heard

I am sure most of you heard by now that Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together! They are said to be spending (Much needed) one on one time at Sean Combs' mansion. A source tells People "that while Chris is reflective and saddened about what happened, he is really happy to be with the woman he loves." Supposidly they started talking to each other again sometime after Rihanna's 21st Birthday. I think that this should be the end of the whole Chris Brown/Rihanna fight that the media covers, and that it should be up to them now to sort everything out. This will be the last post I write about the event because it really should be a personal matter for Chris and Rihanna. I wish them both the best and I hope that things turn out good for both of them. -Jay P-


What Do You Think?

So for those of you who watched American Idol last night, what do you think? I think the picture above is pretty accurate, we'll just have to wait and find out. Thoughts? comments? Johnpanichella@jayswag.com.

-Jay P-


Norman Gentle: Next William Hung

A few years ago, on the third season of American Idol, there was a terrible, off-key performance of "She Bangs." The song was performed by William Hung. Although he did not make it through, the popularty from Idol made him known among many people eventually granting him a record deal!? This year, Norman Gentle/Nick whatever he wants to call himself, will be the next William Hung. NickNorman Gentle I dont know what to call him...actually is still in the competition, making it all the way through to the top 36. He does not deserve to be in the position he is in right now, as there were many singers who had much more talent then him! I do not think he will make it through this week but either way, American Idol will have granted him enough popularty to help him get a record deal with some desperate label. I though Idol was going to be serious this year? -Jay P-


Couture for a Cure

Yesterday, Sunday February 22nd, the Couture for a Cure fashion show took place. I was lucky enough to attend it with a close friend of mine, in support of another friend who was modeling in the show. The show was hosted by Yoshiaki Yamasaki and was co-hosted by model, Cynthia Gouw. The purpose of the show was to raise aware of HIV and AIDS. As it was a charity event, all the proceeds from tickets and the auction went to a foundation helping with AIDS. The show opened with nice performances by Michelle and Fermin(violinist and pianist) and a tribal fusion dance by Kira Hochendoner. After they played through a couple of songs, the fashion show began. The designs being modeled were by,Lung Pearl, Wet Seal/C flash, Buffalo Exchange, MMP Crochet, Russel Hicks and more. When brief intermissions were held there were performances by Ricky Scott and a youth hip-hop dance team called Y- Hip-Hop. Rocky Scott sang twice, once singing I Believe by Fantasia, and the second time he sang an original song. Y-Hop-Hop's dance performance was really good, and I will post that at the bottom of this. Some of the models were Yomorra Stroman, Sakina, Angel, Leah, Ashley, Sakiyna Flodger, and even socialite/model Savannah Britt modeled for the event. One of the models heel broke from their shoe but they were able to play it off like nothing happened. In fact, my friend had to tell me that it happened. Another of the models tripped by caught her self before she fell. Overall the show was nice, and the talent was great! I am glad I had the opportunity to go to this event and I hope you enjoy the performance by Y-Hip-Hop, posted below. -Jay P-


More Robert Pattinson

For all the Twilight/Robert Pattinson fans out there, you now have even more to be happy about. New Moon is scheduled to come out in November 2009, I'm sure you all knew that. Now, Eclipse, the third installment of the series, will be coming out June 2010! With New Moon coming out in November, and Eclipse comingout not to long after that, the Robert Pattinson fan club is really going to be happy! -Jay P-


Ushers Wife Is Back

Usher's wife,Tameka Raymond, is back in the U.S. She left Brazil on Wednesday after being discharged form a hospital there. She seems to be doing better, and according to sources, she seemed to be looking fine despite her surgery scare. Glad, everything is okay!
-Jay P-


Just a quick update for you, on the Chris Brown - Rihanna Case. Apparently they are trying to charge Chris with...attempted murder. I don't know how they get attempted murder from a couple of bruises. I do not agree with what Chris did at all, but I think they are taking it to far. If Rihanna was just the girl down the street, and Chris was just some random guy NO ONE would care. I say we let Rihanna and Chris work it out as it is their problem...not ours!

-Jay P-


Enough Reality

So famous rapper of the 90's has scored his own reality show. "Hammertime," will air some time later this year. It will be premier on A&E. I think that enough reality shows have come out in the past two years, to last a lifetime! So what do you think? Has there been "Enough Reality?" Email your thoughts to johnpanichella@jayswag.com.

-Jay P-


Exclusive Interview

Recently, I was given the chance to interview the winner of "Paris Hilton's My New BFF", Brittany Flickinger. Here's what she had to say.

1: How did you find out about being a contestant on Paris Hilton's My New BFF, and what did you think your chances of winning were?
I was on Myspace and saw an ad for the casting. I was having major problems with my former band and thought it sounded fun. I didn’t know what to expect, I just wanted to meet new friends, hang out , have a good time and see what happened.
2: What did you think of the other contestants while you were staying with them?
I started answering this question by mentioning everyone individually. That would be a book. Everyone was awesome and I love them all. We had our moments but we were together, practically on top of each other, with no phone, radio or TV for a long time. The closer to the end of the show we got the tenser it got but I think we’re all still friends, so that says a lot.
3: During the show there was obviously drama and tension between the contestants on camera. Off camera, did you guys get along most of the time, or were there even more arguments?
Yeah, we all got along almost all the time except when the cameras were rolling. Then it was drama time. It’s tough enough living with a bunch of crazy people but when you don’t know them to begin with! Yikes!! I think everyone was actually pretty cool.
4: What do you think set you apart from the others?
I didn’t put on a show so I think I was the most down to earth of everyone. I don’t get into drama but I have a crazy sense of humor. I don’t remember who but one cast member called me a female Jack Black so obviously I’m not boring. At least I don’t think I am.
5: I am sure you get asked this question a lot, but what exactly did you feel when you found out you won?
It was surreal, walking through all those people in costume to start with. At first, I thought she was saying she didn’t pick me but then she said we would have a life together. I was kind of stunned but then when she hugged me I felt relieved and excited. I think what made me feel the best was that I actually had a best friend.
6: If you could choose any other contestant to win, who would you choose and why?
That’s really hard to answer. I have a soft spot for a few of them but I probably have to say Zui. There’s a lot more to her than what you saw on the show. She’s really generous, thoughtful, fun and genuine. It’s too bad no one saw that.
7: You mentioned that you used to model, and were in a band. Have you continued doing either of these and how has being Paris' "BFF" affected this?
Right now, I’m working on my music and I’m almost done with my first song. It took a long time to find people to collaborate with that I could rely on and I’m going to start work with Forever the Sickest Kids Music Video of Hey Brittany pretty soon. I modeled professionally for about 5 year and I love it so I’ll never stop doing photo shoots. When I walk the red carpets, it bothers me that people don’t remember that and think I’m trying to be Paris or fake or something but it’s just part of me.
8: You are listed as the most active member of I Am On Mtv.com. How do you feel about your fans, and what makes you want to be connected with them more than anyone else?
One thing that I believe is that if someone takes the time to contact me I should respect that so I reply to as many people as I can. I think my fans are important and I really appreciate their support. What would I be without them? They’re awesome.
9: Now that you are officially Paris' best friend, is it hard to keep up with her lifestyle? What do you think of her?
Well, yes and no. When we go out I stick to what I can afford but sometimes that’s kind of hard to do. I’m not into using people and not paying my own way. Paris is awesome. She’s funny and sweet and very caring and generous. I don’t think the media gives her credit for all the good stuff she does but that’s not drama so ….
10: Now that you have so many fans and are in the public eye are you afraid that the popularity will change who you are?
Nope, first off I’m always going to be true to myself and if I start to go off I have a pretty strong family that will let me know what’s up.

Check out her myspace! www.myspace.com/BrittanyFlickinger

Thanks Brittany!

Jay P


So Is It Over?

Well Rihanna's dad wants it to be. He spoke out about the whole situation that happened this week. "You think you know some body", Rihannas dad said in reference to Chris Brown. Rihanna is back in Barbados now with her family. Her father Ronald also said that "there is some brusing..but she will be alright." He also says that he hopes Rihanna will "move on" from Chris. Looks like you just lost your seal of approval from Rihanna's dad Chris...not good. -Jay P-

*Update* So Chris Brown speaks out!

"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person. Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writings under my name are frauds."

This is what Chris has to say...he didn't even mention Rihanna's name. What do you think of his statement?


M.I.A. Has A New Kid

British musician, M.I.A, gave birth on Friday. Her due date was supposed to be on the night of the Grammys but we all saw her perform bounce around with T.I, Kanye, Lil Wayne, and Jay Z. The sex of the baby is unknown so obviously the name is as well. I'll keep you posted when I find out the name and sex of the baby. Congratulations M.I.A! -Jay P-

*Update* It's a boy!

Truly In Love

Just when you thought she was a one hit wonder, Lil' Mama comes back with a new song! "Truly In Love", is her newest song and it has a video too! So whats different about her? Well apparently she...sings? What do you think of her new video and the singing aspect! Kanye look what you started.
-Jay P-


Its Fake

So I have received this picture a couple times already...its fake people..fake!It only takes like 2 minuets on google to find out this picture is fake, so although it may look real its not. But wow its pretty good I'm not gonna lie, this guy got some photoshop skills! -Jay P-

Idol Update

So its that time again! I know I am a little bit late with the update, I have been busy. So if you saw American Idol you saw the new new aspect, the "Sing Off." The judges would call in two people and tell them to sing for there spot, so they could see who really wanted to be there. Lil Rounds made it through, which was not a surprise, I still can see her winning this years competition. Norman Gentle Nick..whatever his name is made it through!Wow, he does not deserve to be there! He cannot take this show serious and I hope all of you who watch Idol will vote him off as soon as you can! Also, just incase you didn't hear, the girl who had a record deal made it through initially, however she was infact kicked off. What do you think about this? Johnpanichella@jayswag.com! -Jay P-


2009 Grammy's

Last night was the 2009 Grammys and I am sure most of you tuned into them. What did you think? Overall I felt it was a good show. I was upset that Coldplay won as many awards as they did because I am not a big fan. I am also still upset that Jazmine Sullivan did not win any of her five nominated awards. Jennifer Hudson's performance was good, and overall most of the performances were good. I cannot belive that the Jonas Brothers performed with Stevie Wonder..WOW! Who ever told the Jonas Brothers they were good enough to do that lied to them. Stevie out sang them on their own song, and then the Brothers tried to sing superstition..no..just no. In my oppinion I posted the performance of the night above so check out "Swagga Like Us". What was M.I.A. wearing though? Think you know? IF you do please tell me, johnpanichella@Jayswag.com.
-Jay P-

Chris Will Take You Down!

Chris Brown and Rihanna were not at the Grammys last night..because Chris Brown allegedly assaulted Rihanna! Not cool Chris...not cool. The 19-year-old singer was arrested last night and then released on $50,000 bail. A witness says there was visible injuries on Rihanna's face. After posting the $50,000 Chris left the station around 9pm. So whats the verdict? Should Rihanna break up with Chris? Should they stay together? Email thoughts to johnpanichella@jayswag.com. Beware people Chris will "take you down". -Jay P-

*Update* Following the assault Chris Brown fled the scene on foot! The officer who found Rihanna said she was "beaten badly and hystercal", and that "she didn't want anyone to touch her because she was in so much pain." Rihannas family has stated that they want her to move back to Barbados to keep her away from Chris. Wow Chris you're a jerk..thats all I can say. Rihanna we love you!


And the Grammy Goes To...

Find out tonight! Tonight, the 51st Grammy's will take place. Make sure you watch it on CBS 8pm eastern time, to find out who wins what! I will try to have a full list of winners up tomorow. If you like performances, make sure you tune into the star studded event that Katy Perry, Kenny Chesny, Coldplay, the Jonas Brothers, and Lil' Wayne are ALL scheduled to perform! Deffinitely watch out for Jazmine Sullivan! I think she can be the theif of the show and take all FIVE awards she was nominated for! -Jay P-


Idol Update!

It's that time again! Last night was the first week of Hollywood week on American Idol. I was really getting mad, watching them put people through that shouldn't go through to the next round. Bikini Girl, I dont even know her name, should not have gone through. Normal Gentle or whatever he wants to call himself is a joke, I don't see how he could have made it either. If he can't take Hollywood week serious it's time to send him packing. Overall there is a tremendous amount of talent, but there are deffinitely some people who do not deserve to be there. People who I think you should watch out for? Lil Rounds and 16 year old Jasmine! Both of these girls can sing there hearts out! I wouldn't be surprised if one of them won. We'll just have to wait and see. Comments, thoughts? Johnpanichella@Jayswag.com. -Jay P-


Bromance Winner

Last night Brody Jenner picked his new best friend on the MTV reality show "Bromance". Luke is the winner! I actually thought that Femi had a chance, towards the end he stepped up his game. Congratulations to Luke, hopefully their "Bromance", lasts for ever..? -Jay P-


Jazmine Sullivan On Good Morning America

Everyone check out Jazmine Sullivan perform "Lions, Tigers, and Bears", on Good Morning America! I had tickets to go...but I didn't have a ride! I wish I could've been there, but anyway she did amazing, the video cuts out sometimes just ignore it! I don't know how long the video will be up so check it out quickly! She is so amazing, I can't wait to see how many of the FIVE grammys she wins!
-Jay P-



J. Hud. is back! She just got done singing our National Anthem at the Super Bowl. She looked incredible, and she sang her heart out! I am so happy to see her back and living under the "spotlight!" Can't wait to see her next performance.
-Jay P-

*Update* Just posted the video, so watch it above. She is so amazing and she looks stunning!

*Video credit is in the video, I do not own any rights to the video*