Justin Bieber Performs

Check out Justin Bieber's performance at The Next Star finale. This kid is actually growing on me. He has a good voice and his stage presence isn't that bad either. What do you think of him? Let me know, comment or email at johnpanichella@jayswag.com.


Fame?...Not So Much

Fame, the remake of the 1980 hit film of the same name, did not have as big of an opening as they may have hoped. The film took 25million dollars to make, and only pulled in about 10 million. With all the talk, many people believed it to open at number 1 this weekend. Are you surprised that it didn't?
-Jay P-


The "Dolls" Need A Break

After many rumors that the Pussycat Dolls were breaking up, it has been confirmed that the girls need a break. Melody Thorton, of PCD, said, "Right now the Pussycat Dolls are on a break. It's actually a much-needed break. It's like when you're with your sisters for 24 hours a day and you need to take your own shower." She also says that they are not "broken-up," and will be getting back together soon. I'm not sure if I believe that they will get back together. What do you think?
-Jay P-


More On "This Is It"

Michael Jackson's new single, This Is It , will be released on October 12th! After this there will be a 2-disc album released on October 27th, and then of course, we come to the release of the documentary This Is It > What a month! The first CD will feature Michael's hit songs, and the second CD includes unreleased versions of his older tracks. Also, the new single features background vocals by the Jackson Brothers. Are you excited yet?
-Jay P-


Khole and Lamar Getting Married?

Talk about Keeping Up with the Kardashians ! Sources close to Khloe Kardashian are saying that her, and boyfriend of only a few weeks, Lamar Odom, will be getting married! Apparently the two even went shopping for rings in LA this weekend. Khloe says that she "cannot confirm or deny" her wedding plans...sounds fishy to me! Things are moving a little fast guys, don't you think!
-Jay P-
*Update* It has been confirmed! Khloe Kardashian released a statement on her twitter saying, "Ok dolls...the rumours are true." She then added a link to her blog saying that the two will be married on Sunday! Congratulations!


Blog of the Week

Every week it becomes harder and harder to find a Blog of the Week. This weeks blog is original and creative (the two key aspects of a successful blog).Urban delay covers things like art, fashion, gadgets, and everything in between! Also, the blog displays some pretty cool sneakers in its post. I highly recommend you go check out Urban Delay and subscribe to it. Now, already looking ahead to next week, I want you to suggest blogs that you have come across, that you feel are worthy of being recognized as Blog of the Week! You can do this by "tweeting" at me, www.twitter.com/officialjayswag, commenting on here/myspace/facebook, or emailing me at johnpanichella@jayswag.com. Once again congratulations to Urban Delay!
-Jay P-


So I know I'm late with this but just in case you didn't see it yet, check out Susan Boyle performing Wild Horses on the finale of America's Got Talent . I thought that she was yesterdays news but I think she did great! She really came through and surprised me. Her voice is really amazing.
-Jay P-


America's Got Talent Finale!

Last night was the season finale of America's Got Talent . The winner was country singer Kevin Skinner. Although, I would've rather seen Barbra Padilla, or Recycled Percussion win, I still wish to congratulate Skinner on his huge accomplishment! Also, good luck to everyone who was on the show. I am sure we will be seeing a few of the contestants more often(hopefully The Eriam Sisters!).Are you satisfied with the results?
-Jay P-


Whitney's New Video

Check out Whitney Houston's new video for her single Million Dollar Bill , and let me know what you think! I'm not a huge fan of the song, but I do like the video. Maybe the song will grow on me in time?
-Jay P-

Jay Z Is Breaking Records

Who said anything about retiring? Jay Z's new album, The Blueprint 3, just sold 476,000 copies putting it at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart! What's exciting though? This is Jay Z's 11th album to reach the number 1 spot! ...What does that mean? That means that Jay Z has become the most successful solo artist since Elvis Presley! Think he'll pass The Beatles ? Comment or email at johnpanichella@jayswag.com!
-Jay P-


Ester Dean Ft. Chris Brown Drop It Low Video

Check out Ester Dean and Chris Brown's new video for Drop It Low . While your at it play count the celebrities! Did anyone notice that on the radio they don't play Chris' part? Lemme know what you think! johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-


R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

It has been confirmed that Patrick Swayze has lost his battle to pancreatic cancer. He passed away today, Monday, September 14th 2009, with his family at his side. He was only 57-years- I offer my condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P.
-Jay P-

New Michael Jackson

Everyone get ready for a new Michael Jackson song! That's right, a secret single that was never released is currently being produced. A record label source stated that , "It sounds awesome. The size and scope of the orchestra hasn't been seen since Ray Charles recorded Georgia. Everyone expects a huge hit." Yes we do! I can't wait to hear the song! The song is set to promote the documentary This Is It . I'll be sure to go see the documentary when it's released!
-Jay P-
*On another note* I hear that Janet Jackson released her official single on her official website. I'll have to go check that out!

Yes Taylor!

Despite everything that happened to her last night, Taylor Swift proved that she is a force to be reckoned with. Her live performance of You Belong with Me was great! She put everything aside and delivered a stunning performance for everyone watching the VMA's! If you didn't see it make sure you check out her performance above!
-Jay P-

No Kanye...

I'm sure everyone saw The Louis Vuitton Don... Martin Louis the King Jr.... Kanye West be utterly ridiculous last night at the VMA's. If you somehow happened to miss what happened, here's what went down: 1. Taylor Swift won the award for best female video 2. As Taylor gives her acceptance speech Kanye West decides to jump on the stage and announce that he felt Beyonce had the best video of all time 3. Kanye jumps off stage and leaves Taylor shocked and confused. Let me start by saying that I cant believe they would even let Kanye on stage for that long...I don't care who he is, why didn't anyone remove him! Although I am a fan of both Beyonce and Taylor Swift, I must say that Taylor deserved that award! Kanye West just lost so much of my respect and he really needs to get over himself! Also, I need to take the time to give Beyonce the respect she deserves. It was so nice of her to give Taylor her moment! Beyonce and Taylor = Class...Kanye = Trash.
-Jay P-
*update*...hey at least he released an apology statement... he said things like, "...I'm so sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom...Beyonce's video was the best of the decade...I'm not crazy yall, I'm just real." Must I even comment on that apology Send your thoughts I really want to hear what you think!
*update update* Kanye has released another apology statement. In this one he said, "I feel like Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents when he messed up everything and Robert De Niro asked him to leave....That was Taylor's moment and I had no right in anyway to take it from her. I am truly sorry." I say keep the apologies coming!


Blog of the Week

Hey everybody! It's Sunday so that means it's time for the Blog of the Week! This weeks blog is Justin Freshness. This guy really knows what's up and what's in! The blogs main focus is fashion and the fashion is on point. I definitely recommend subscribing to his blog and checking it out daily. I'll be adding it to my blogroll. Congratulations Justin! Make sure you all come check in next Sunday to find out if your blog is the blog of the week!
-Jay P-
*Question* On another note, I am thinking about doing a Q/A. My friend will be asking me the questions but if you have any question you want to be answered comment or email me(johnpanichella@jayswag.com). thanks!


Boyle's Back

After Susan Boyle's little "incident" a few months ago(if you don't recall she freaked out after watching an episode of Britain's Got Talent, in which Piers Morgan said Shaheen Jafargholi was the best singer he heard on the competition) she pretty much became yesterday's news. Well the TV singing sensation is back and returning to the "Got Talent" set, only this time it's going to be in America. That's right, this week Susan Boyle will be performing on America's Got Talent. I wonder what she'll be singing? Hopefully she sings different than I Dreamed a Dream . I'll be watching!
-Jay P-

Gisele's Pregnant

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is pregnant! She, and husband Tom Brady, are expecting their child to be born sometime in December. Brady's only rule? He jokingly told Chris Bermin, "I told her...no Sundays." Congratulations!
-Jay P-

New "New Moon"

For all you R-Patz/Lautner New Moon fans, check out the new trailer above! I'm sure it won't be up for long so make sure you check it out as soon as you can. We also get to see Dakota Fanning(looking creepy). What do you think of the trailer?
-Jay P-


New Whitney

Check out the brand new video for Whitney Houston's I Look To You . I think the video is great, I think the song is great, and I think Whitney is great! Now only if we could get a live performance of this quality. Do you guys like the video/song?
-Jay P-


Ellen's An "Idol"

That's right...Ellen Degeneres is the new permanent judge on American Idol! No more "guest" judges, this is the real deal. Ellen said that it was an "unexpected" offer and is quoted as saying, "They didn't even ask me to be a guest judge...It just went straight to, Would you like to be..." I'm not sure what I think about Ellen being a judge on Idol. At least there getting someone who is just as quirky as Paula...I don't even know. What do you think?
-Jay P-

Good Job Eriam Sisters

As you know, I am a big supporter of the Eriam Sisters. The singing/dancing trio was one of my favorite acts in America's Got Talent. Unfortunately, the girls did not make it through last night! Although they didn't make it through I am sure that this will only be the beginning for them. Their careers are going to skyrocket from this moment on, and I believe that they will be seeing many opportunities soon! I want to congratulate them on their success so far and I look forward to (hopefully) interviewing with them in the near future.
-Jay P-

The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries, a new show on the CW, airs tonight. Does anybody feel that this is going to be a complete rip off of Twilight? Who knows maybe the show may surprise me and be great...? I did like the movie-series Fallen that starred the same actor, Paul Wesley. I'll be watching and I'll be sure to tweet you guys and let you know what my verdict is! Follow me on twitter, www.twitter.com/officialjayswag. Will you be watching?
-Jay P-


New Jordin Sparks

Check out Jordin Sparks' brand new video for S.O.S.(Let the music play). I think it's great! You have to like Jordin Sparks! What do you think about the video? Comment or email, johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-


Add Us On Facebook!

Hey everybody! If you have a Facebook make sure you add the Official Jay Swag page by clicking the badge above! To see what other social networking sites we're on click the "contact us" link above! Hope to see you all on Facebook very soon!
-Jay P-

Ludacris...The Next Oprah

Ludacris decided that he was gonna take on the role of Oprah this weekend. On Sunday, the rapper/actor decided to give away 20 free cars! By working with his Ludacris Foundation and Nissan South , he was able to give 20 used cars to families in need. In order to qualify, families submitted essays describing why they needed a car, and 20 lucky winners drove off, not only with the car, but with free gas for 30 days. Very charitable Luda!
-Jay P-


Blog Of The Week

This week it was very hard for me to pick a "Blog of the Week." A lot of the blogs I have looked at seem to all be carbon copies of each other. In order to be blog of the week, your blog has to have that "it" factor and be completely original. That is why this week I chose a blog that is one of a kind. Laughing Plastic has that "it" factor that I was looking for. That is why I have chosen it as the Blog of the Week The blog discusses topics such as fashion and make-up. The blog's writer also provides words of wisdom every once in a while. In her most recent post (Friday, September 4th, 2009) she discusses that being a certain race, or having a certain opinion, does not stereotype us into one group. A deep faith in God combined with give-aways, and fashion, makes this blog the Blog of the Week Congratulations!
-Jay P-


What Do You Think?

So recently a friend of mine sent me this song and told me to listen to it. The song is Happy , by Leona Lewis. The song has been receiving plenty of hype...maybe it's just me but I don't see what all the hype is about. Sure the song is great and Leona is an amazing singer but I've definitely heard better. Comment or email me(johnpanichella@jayswag.com) and let me know what you think. Is this song deserving of all the hype?
-Jay P-


What's Going To Happen To The Black Eyed Peas?

Could the Black Eyed Peas be in trouble as Will.i.am looks to venture onto a new career path? Will.i.am is planning on working with the Miami Dolphins and even posted this statement on his blog, "I always loved the game of American Football...I am sad that I never really followed my football dreams. Lately, I've been thinking, is it too late to do it now? No way!" So if he decides to go play football with the Miami Dolphins...where does that leave the Black Eyed Peas?
-Jay P-


Oh No Whitney

Did you miss Whitney Houston's big comeback performance yesterday? If you did...unfortunately you didn't miss much. I am a Whitney found and I definitely recognize her as a legend with an incredible tone to her voice. With that said, her voice was very hoarse which led to her delivering a not-so-good performance. She even had to cut the concert short. She said that she had been talking and singing to much, and that her voice was overused. I really hope that is the case! Hopefully the next time we hear Whitney we won't be as disappointed. On a good note her energy was very good. Let me know what you thought of the performance.
-Jay P-


New Music Video

Check out the new music video for the popular song Successful starring Drake and featuring Trey Songz. This is definitely one of my favorite songs right now. Comment or email me(johnpanichella@jayswag.com) and let me know what you think of the song and the video!
-Jay P-