Breaking Dawn Goes "Oscar"

Summit Entertainment has chosen a director for Breaking Dawn, the final film in the Twilight franchise. Oscar winner Bill Condon, who directed the hit film Dream Girls , has signed on into being the director for the movie. Stephenie Meyer said, "I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he's going to be a great fit and I'm excited to see what he does with the material.". I think he's a great choice for director. Who would've thought this whole series would've became such a huge success.
-Jay P-


Idol Update

Its been a while since Ive posted an Idol Update and the reason for that is that I'm just not very impressed with the contestants this year. I don't know what it is,but compared to previous years these contestants are not in the same league. Tonight was refreshing because most of the contestants were good. Surprisingly Crystal's was the weakest performance of the night and Aaron was one of the best. If I had to guess id say that Mike is going home and I'm still sure that Crystal will win the whole competition. Tune in to American Idol tomorrow night to see who gets sent home.
-Jay P-


Miley "Can't Be Tamed"

Miley Cyrus plans on releasing her new album,Can't Be Tamed, on June 22nd. The single, named after the album, will be released this Friday on Myspace and will be heard on radio stations starting May 3rd. It sounds like Miley is growing up with a title like that. Maybe she doesn't want to fall into the category of a Disney Singer . I guess we'll just have to wait and see how she sounds on her new album. Make sure you tune in to hear her new single this week.
-Jay P-


Massive Attack

I'm a little with this but if you haven't seen the Massive Attack video with Nicki Minaj and Sean Garrett you've been missing out. This is definitely my new song. The video pretty good too. Of course, I'm a little biased because we all know that I'm a little bit obsessed with Nicki Minaj haha! What do you think?
-Jay P-

Kate Plus 8 Is A Go...Unfortunately

Kate Gosselin's TLC spin-off Kate Plus 8 is confirmed and ready to begin. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor stated that "The proper steps have been taken and the kids are permitted for 'Kate Plus 8.'" ...Are you kidding? Someone needs to get these kids out of the spotlight and let them live a normal life. At least let them choose what they want. The kids have not been confirmed for her other series Twist of Kate, which I see as a good thing! Do not make those kids lose their childhood!
-Jay P-

Plenty of Disney Coming These Years

Rich Ross, the head of the Disney Film Department, has announced that their are plenty of Disney movies coming our way over the next few years. First, there is a sequel to the hit Pixar film Monster's Inc., which is scheduled to be released in the 2012 holiday season(reportedly in November). There is also a film called Prom which will appeal to the pre-teen Disney audience. Finally, there was word that Pirates of the Caribbean 4 will be out in 2011. There were also a few other movies that you should keep your eye out for. This should keep all the Disney fans happy for quite some time!
-Jay P-

Cher Want More!

Remember that Farewell Tour that Cher went on a few years ago? Well forget it, because she's doing it again! Cher recently announced that after her contract in Las Vegas is over, she plans on going on tour once more. At the age of 63-years-old I wonder if she has the energy to perform as she once did. I guess we'll have to wait and see. Are you excited for her tour, or do you think she should just take life easily and relax after Las Vegas?
-Jay P-

A Look Into My Life

First, I want to introduce a new section to Jay Swag which is entitled A Look Into My Life . I'll try to post these a few times a month and just give everyone a heads up with what's going on in my personal life. I feel that the blog has become to impersonal and that I am losing a personality, which is the only reason I got to where I am now. Well, recently, I have been busy with school and catching up with friends that I haven't seen in a while. I've been going to a lot of parties and because of all of this I realized that I let my goals slip away. I've worked to hard to bring this website to where I want it to be. I've dealt with people telling me that nothing would ever come of it, or that I am "too young" to make a mark on the industry. As I look back on my website for the past two months I realized that if I continue how I am going now...they will be right. I need to start networking again, and interviewing artists, and posting more. I'm going to mark today as the rebirth of www.jayswag.com and I promise I will not let you down. On a more positive note, I've been planning my 18th birthday party and things are looking pretty good for that! Look forward to new posts, interviews, and more. Follow me on twitter at www.twitter.com/JaySwag_SODMG.
-Jay P-


Crystal Bowersox Is A Star

After watching American Idol, I can safely say that Crystal Bowersox is going to be the winner of the competition. Her heartfelt rendition of People Get Ready won me over, and I'm sure it showed all of America that she is a star! If this girl does not win the competition I will be amazed. I wish her the best of luck and hopefully I'll be able to get an interview with her. She is such an inspiration.
-Jay P-


"Forever Young" Performance

Check out a surprise performance of Forever Young by none other than Jay-Z and...Beyonce! Beyonce sounds great and Jay Z does a great job as well. What do you think of the awesome performance?
-Jay P-

Abdul Rumors Are False

There have recently been rumors stating that former Idol judge, Paula Abdul, will be returning to the hit show. Unfortunately, there is no truth to this statement. Many people hoped the rumors to be true, since they felt that Paula added the balance that the show needed. Producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz said, "There's no truth to that rumor," when asked if they were trying to get Paula back. Are you disappointed that Paula will not be returning, or do you feel that Ellen has replaced her?
-Jay P-


We Say Bye to Katie and Andrew

Last night on American Idol we said goodbye to Katie Stevens and Andrew Garcia. I cannot disagree with Andrew Garcia leaving, however I feel that Katie should've stayed. Andrew was not as strong as he was when he first entered the competition, while Katie on the other hand continually got better. Now that we are getting down to the last contestants everyone has a favorite. I feel like the competition is mainly between Crystal, Lee, and Siobhan. Who are your favorites?
-Jay P-


Rihanna and Matt Kemp Are Official

Rihanna and Matt Kemp have been seen together for the past months, but the singer has neither denied the rumors that they were together, or came out and admitted it. She recently confessed to Ryan Seacrest, that the two have been saying each other. "He's my boyfriend. It's new and it's fun. It's nothing to serious. I don't want anything that's going to take up so much of my energy and time right now in a bad way. I just want to have fun, and that's what it's about." Best of luck to the two of them!
-Jay P-


EriAm Sisters Make the Top 10

Friends to the website, the EriAm Sisters have continued to do their own thing after America's Got Talent and recently, their song titled Diary, has hit the top 10 chart on the HOT 105.7 play list in Alabama. I've been keeping myself up to date with the sisters because I truly believe that they are going to make it in this industry and I ask that you support them on their journey. Make sure you check out all of their music. You can see the top 10 chart by clicking the following link, http://www.myhot105.com/iplaylist/playlist.html?net=1. Congratulations to the EriAm Sisters and I wish you guys even more success!
-Jay P-


You Tube Artist of the Month

Check out Blair Perkins, my favorite You Tube artist of all time! He has been called by many the prince of pop. I found him by watching the We Are the World You Tube edition. Not only is he an exceptional singer, but he is a great performer. After watching one of his videos you'll find yourself subscribing to his channel and coming back day after day to see if he has any new videos posted. I'll be trying to get an interview with him as soon as I can but in the mean time make sure you check out all of his videos!
-Jay P-


Interview with Carlton Totten

1.First off, can you please introduce yourself?
Hey I'm Carlton Totten from Taking the Stage Season 2
2. Since you've been on the show, do people notice you in public? Do you find this weird?
Yes people notice me a lot now especially when i go to the mall..its awesome.
3. What's it like watching yourself on TV?
Its awkward at 1st watching yourself on TV because there are many moments where you wish you could go back in time with the skills you have now and do better on something but its all good.
4. We all know that you have a variety of talents such as singing, acting, and dancing, but what's one talent you have, that many people may be surprised to know about?
I play violin and tap dance
5. The show makes it seem that you and Tyler have an on going rivalry. Do you consider it a friendly one or do you find it hard to get along at times?
Its all respect between Tyler and i. its a friendly rivalry He knows I'm trying hard as a dancer and he respects that.
6. What is it like to be able to to purse your dreams by going to SCPA, and what advice can you give those who wish to follow their dreams, but may not have resources such as SCPA to help them?
SCPA has opened many doors for me especially in molding my craft.. keep pushing and never give up.. It will come sooner than you think.
7. Being multi-talented isn't always easy and can sometimes distract you from your main goal. What is the main thing you would like to accomplish?
I want to be the greatest actor alive. dancing comes 2nd and singing comes 3rd.
8. For all the ladies out there, are you single?
yes i am single ;)
9. Who are your celebrity crushes?
Megan Foxxx and miley cyrus are sooooooo gorgeous

I hope you all enjoyed the interview. Be sure to check Carlton out every Thursday on the hit MTV reality series, Taking the Stage I want to thank Carlton for the time to do this interview!
-Jay P-

April Fools

So yesterday I posted saying that I was ending my website. People were tweeting asking why I would do that and my friends were saying that I was giving up on my goal. But it was all an April Fools joke! I would never shut down my website, at least not anytime in the near future. Now that it's April I promised I would be back with more updates, interviews, and coverage of events.
-Jay P-