Up Out My Face Video

Here it is! Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's video for the Up Out My Face Remix . What do you think of it? For me, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj is amazing no matter what. I think the video is great and so is the song. Tell me what you guys are thinking about the video, as well as the song.
-Jay P-

Rip Torn Arrested

Actor Rip Torn was arrested sometime last night after he tried to break into a bank with a loaded revolver. The incident took place in Salisbury, Connecticut. He is currently being held on 100k bond in North Canaan. He has been charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal mischief, carrying a pistol without a permit, and carrying a firearm while intoxicated!
-Jay P-

Jamie Foxx Not Ready to Take on Idol

Rumors have been flying, that Jamie Foxx was going to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol. According to Foxx, he wouldn't have minded doing so, but he is just too busy. I can understand, since he is a singer and actor, there would be no time for him to take a good chunk out of the year just to judge on American Idol. He said, "I would have loved to do it but I don't think I would be able too." He said he wouldn't try to fill Simon's shoes, but rather he would want to bring another "perspective" to the show. I'll say it again but I don't think it matters who decides to fill Simon's spot...the show will not survive without him.
-Jay P-

They're Back!

We reported about a week ago that the cast of MTV's controversial hit show refused to sign on for season 2, since the pay was to small. I guess they got what they want because MTV announced that they have all signed on for another season. No word on what shore they'll be hitting up this time, so maybe that means it'll be Seaside Heights again. I wonder if Angelina ....what's her name will be on this season?
-Jay P-


Mariah's Flopping

Mariah Carey's tour is not doing well...at all! She only filled up 75% of the Fox Theater last week and her ticket sales are nowhere near where she wanted them to be. On top of all of this, her album has not been doing that well either. Mariah...I think it's time to give it up. It's a shame watching a great artist go from being on top of the world, to not being able to sell out a theater
for their tour.
-Jay P-

Apple iPad

After years of waiting for an Apple Tablet we finally have the iPad. Apple announced it's new product a few days ago and it has stirred up a lot of buzz. Unfortunately for Apple, most of it is negative. I've heard things from "They just shoved 9 iPhones together," to "Why would I want a giant iPhone when the regular iPhone isn't perfect yet>. As far as I'm concerned I think it looks pretty good and I''ll probably be picking one up when it comes out. It looks like it has a really good email interface and I could probably use it on the go for Jay Swag mail. It's going to be easier to carry around on vacations too. Rather than bringing a laptop and charger and bulky case, I'll just bring a sleek iPad with me. Hey sounds like a win! What do you think of the iPad. Comment or email me at johnpanichella@jayswag.com.
-Jay P-


Taking the Stage

Here's just a quick reminder that MTV's hit reality series Taking the Stage will premier its second season tonight! I can't wait! This is definitely one of my favorite shows on MTV and I really want to see what this season has in store for Tyler and the new students. From last weeks preview, I think Tyler and Carlton are going to be rivals this year. All in all it should be a great season and I can't wait. Make sure you tune in to MTV at 11pm est. to see what's going on at SCPA.
-Jay P-

Idol Update

If you saw American Idol this week, you know that there was some pretty good talent. I barely noticed people who didn't make it through. I thought the both the guy who had turrets and the girl who is a cancer survivor, were great. As fr as guest judges go, I was not a fan of the guest judges on Tuesday, but I think both Neil Patrick Harris and Joe Jonas did a good job.
-Jay P-

Will RIhanna Perform at the Grammys?

Unfortunately not this year! It's almost been a year since the whole Rihanna/Chris Brown situation and since the Grammys are coming up, many people are wondering if Rihanna will be performing. According, she will not be taking the stage this year! She stated, "We messed up pretty bad last year, so they're probably a little mad at me right now.". Rihanna, I don't think that's true! I'm sure anyone would love to have you perform. Wouldn't you like to see Rihanna do a live rendition of Hard or Russian Roulette at the Grammys?
-Jay P-


Tila Tequila Pregnant

Sources have said that Tila Tequila is pregnant and she has confirmed it! Tila told TMZ, "I hope it's a boy but I'm not gonna find out 'cause I don't wanna know. But if it's a boy the name is Jayden. A girl - it's Violet." I like her name choices actually. Which do you like better, Jayden or Violet?
-Jay P-

Tribute to Jolie's Mother

Angelina Jolie and her brother James Haven put together a nice video tribute to their mother, who passed away three years ago. Jolie is just 6 years old in the video, and there is touching footage of the family together on vacation. What a nice tribute! Rest In Peace.
-Jay P-

Ke$ha vs. GaGa?

It was only a week ago that Lady GaGa broke the record for most airplay of a song in a week. Bad Romance tallied in at 10,859 plays. Well, Ke$ha broke that record already with her hit single, Tik Tok receiving 11,224 plays! Come on GaGa...I mean I like Tik Tok but are you really going to let Ke$ha beat you! You worked way to hard to be beaten already. Make another single, and take back your top spot!
-Jay P-


Idol Contestn Cut...Already?

American Idol contestant, Michael Lynche has been kicked off the show, before it even aired! His father told a local paper that his son made it to the semi-finals, which violates the contract they must sign. He will replaced by another contestant from the top 50. Maybe next time they'll read the fine print a little bit closer.
-Jay P-


Jersey Shore Cast..Not The Smartest People

The cast members of MTV's controversial show, The Jersey Shore , were offered an initial $10,000 to sign, and $5,000 dollars per episode for season two...they declined! Now, I know that $5,000 an episode isn't breaking any records for the highest paid cast...but what exactly do they do to deserve any more? Sources say that they were then offered $10,000 and have not yet responded. Here's a piece of advice guys...take the money and run! You're not going to make more being trashy off camera...why not just be yourselves and get paid for it?
-Jay P-

Brad & Angelina Split Just A Rumor

Recently, rumors have been spreading, saying that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are going to call it quits. A source close to the family revealed that his is not true, and that the couple is fine. This could just be a cover up for the time being, but I believe if the couple really was going to split up we would know for sure by now. If worst comes to worst, lets hope they can have a peaceful break up for the sake of the kids. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.
-Jay P-


Hope For Haiti: Halo

I just wanted to share with you, Beyonce's amazing performance of Halo, for the Hope For Haiti Telethon. This was one of my favorite performances of the night and I think Beyonce did a great job with this. The vocals are incredible.
-Jay P-

Omarion's A Judge

As we all know, Shane Sparks is currently being charged with eight counts of child molestation, and America's Best Dance Crew is starting on Thursday. If you did the math, that leaves the show with one judge missing, well apparently, Omarion has signed on to take Shane's place. As far as I'm concerned, I think that Omarion is a great choice for a judge. He is a great dancer, and will add some personality to the show. Tune in to MTV on the 28th to catch the premier of season 5 of America's Best Dance Crew .
-Jay P-


Hope for Haiti

I hope all of you tuned into the amazing telethon, Hope For Haiti. As you all know Haiti is in need and we can help them. If we all could donate at least one dollar, then maybe we could lessen their pain and suffering. As for the telethon, I must say that it was a great show. It showcased performers such as Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Mary J. Blige, along with legends such as Stevie Wonder. All the artist pured their heart and soul into their performance and I will be uploading some videos of them in the near future. Haiti has always been one of the poorest countries in the world, yet we need a catastrophic earthquake and the loss of thousands of lives to remind us. I urge you all to do what you can to give these people the help that they deserve. Thank you and God bless.
-Jay P-


R.I.P. Jennifer Lyon

Survivors, Jennifer Lyon, lost her public battle with breast cancer. Jennifer Lyon has been fighting cancer for the past 5 years and unfortunately passed away today at the age of 37. She devoted her life to spreading a positive message and helping others fight their own battles. She will be missed and we wish her family the best. R.I.P.
-Jay P-


If We Ever Meet Again

Check out Timbaland and Katy Perry's video for If We Ever Meet Again. I think it's pretty good, not the best video I've ever seen, but not the worst either. What do you think?
-Jay P-


New Moon Coming Out Soon

The hit movie New Moon will be released on March 20th. Before you go and get your calendars let me make things easier for you...it's a Saturday. Will you be pre-ordering the movie or are you going to take your chances?
-Jay P-


American Idol!

American Idol finally started! I've been waiting since last year and I'm so excited to see this season. The first two episodes were pretty good. I'm getting used to the no Paula thing. Favorites so far are definitely the 16 year old who sang At Last and Jermain. It's only the first week so it's way to early to guess at a winner but I'll be keeping you updated every week! So tell me, what did you think of this season so far? How do you like the show without Paula, and do you think that American Idol will survive with out Simon Cowell next year?
-Jay P-


Mobile Update: Simon Cowell is

Mobile Update: Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol. I hate to say it but without him and Paula, I doubt the show will survive. -Jay P-

No More Spider Man 4

So we all heard that Spider-Man 4 was pushed back...but little did we know, it's actually being cancelled all together! Columbia has decided start the series over and will be getting rid of Sam Raimi, the director, along with the film's two stars, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. From what I've heard, the next time we see Peter Parker, he'll be back in high school. Hmm...good choice?
-Jay P-


Howie Mandel: Deal?

Howie Mandel will now be part of the judges panel on America's Got Talent . He will be replacing David Hasselhoff, who left the show after four season to pursue his own TV program. Hasselhoff stated that the show was "a rewarding experience" and that his show would be announced in the near future. What's up with all the talent shows getting new judges? Speaking of that, American Idol starts next week and I'm excited to see how that goes without Paula, aren't you?
-Jay P-

War Movement

Here's an update on recent interviewee, Indigo Unchained. Above is the flyer for an event she will be featured in called War Movement.The event takes place Saturday, January 23rd and will begin at 6pm. I wish I could make it, but considering I'm on the other side of the country...I doubt it haha. I'm sure the event will be a success and if you happen to live near there I suggest going.
-Jay P-


New Lil Wayne: On Fire

Check out Lil Wayne's brand new video for On Fire . I can't guarantee that the video will be up for long. If the video is down by the time you try to look, I'm sure you can find it on YouTube. Let me know what you think of the video. I think it's alright, I'm not really a huge fan of the song so I can't really judge.
-Jay P-


Has Rihanna Found Love Again?

So everyone has been talking about it. Rhianna and Matt Kemp, are they a couple? As of now neither have said it was official, and neither have denied it. Rihanna and the Dodger baseball player have been spotted together on multiple occasions now. As far as I'm concerned I say it's good for her to be back in the dating game. She doesn't need anything too serious right now, but there's no need for her to give up on relationships completely.
-Jay P-


Exclusive Interview with Indigo Unchained

How about you tell everyone a little bit about yourself, just in case they haven't heard of you.
"SUP ! I'm indigo UNCHAINED, goofy, kind of weird, super out going, unique and last but not least CREATIVELY TALENTED ! i started from JERKIN YOUTUBE teen sensation to pop/techno/gospirational music artist ! I've been in multiple music videos (new boyz, kurupt, baby dolls + more) performed on 106&park, bet awards pre show, also many other new boyz performances ! and many shows of my own ! I'm starting my own clothing line, movement, and label so stay tuned ! also I'm doing a mtv show! keep updated on me at www.twitter.com/indigounchanined !!!"
Who is your biggest inspiration?
"Hmmm, growing up i always liked Run DMC, Madonna, Debbi Deb, Michael Jackson lots of 80'z artist. BUT I've never truly had an inspiration besides Jesus Christ. its like, I've always been my own person. i pushed myself, and my dreams inspired me !"
How did you get connected with the New Boyz and how has being in their video and performing with them helped you with your own career?
"WELL, I saw them at a party one night (before they were famous) then linked up with them on myspace. we first met new years eve last year! its so awesome to be there before they were flying to different states (before the record deal), because I still remember chillin at Dominics house with his momma then going to the movies! lol being in their video was great ! it was my first music video and me and Dominic always had the same goals in life, so it was awesome that he was helping me =] legacy is one of my best friends, so we will always help and remain friends between the career."
Are there any other industry friends that you have met?
"Hmmm many! New Boyz, Kurupt, Asia Lynn, Scooter Swag, Kel Mitchell, The Rangers, Jinc, pretty much the whole jerk movement !"
What can we expect from your album, "The Death of Vanity?"
"Well don't expect anything like my old music !! the death of "vanity" symbolizes the death of the old me ! I'm still the same different "indigo" but i have a bigger purpose now. i want to change lives with my music, not just make fun "conceited" music. everyone can relate to music with a meaning, and I'm trying to win the hearts of the world, not only Cali. so expect a more fun pop feel, with real meaning."
If you could colloborate with one artist who would you choose and why?
"Chris Brown ! love his music, I'm working on getting that poppin right now so stay tuned !"
What is the most important thing about you, that you feel people should know?
"That I care about all my supporters well being !! if i can't be a good example to you, I've failed ! I'm all about peace, good, and fun ! that includes haters !"
Well that's the interview! I hope you all enjoyed and make sure you keep an eye out on Indigo Unchained this year! It sounds like she'll be going places in 2010. I want to thank Indigo for doing the interview with me, and wish her the best of luck in her future!
-Jay P-


Idol's "Castro" Gets Married

American Idol contestant, Jason Castro, tied the knot. He married Mandy Mayhall and tweeted "Yesterday I married the girl of my dreams...It couldn't have been more perfect." Congratulations! Make sure you check out his debut album coming out sometime in the near future!
-Jay P-

Unreleased Michael Jackson!

Here is an unreleased song titled, Another Day , by Michael Jackson, featuring Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz mentioned working on a song with Michael, saying that it was never released. Check it out!
-Jay P-


On To The Next One Video!

Check out Jay Z's brand new video for On To The Next One . I think it's amazing! Great job on the video, let me know what you think.
-Jay P-

You Tube Artist of the Month

It's time for the You Tube Artist of the Month! This month is one of my personal favorites, Jessica Sanchez. Jessica Sanchez is only 14-years-old, but sings with the experience of someone twice her age. She has been on shows like America's Got Talent and Showtime at the Apollo . Above is her cover of Rihanna's hit song, Russian Roulette. Make sure you check her out on youtube by clicking her link at the bottom of the post. Congratulations Jessica!
-Jay P-