American Idol Talk

So I plan on doing video blogs more often now. Check out my first one, discussing the latest American Idol news, along with some future plans and interviews to look out for!
-Jay P

Oh Snooki...

Dear Snooki...why must you get arrested. According to TMZ, the Jersey Shore star was arrested sometime today for disorderly conduct. Apparently there were no fights, and no one was hurt, but the police of Seaside Heights felt she was causing a big enough scene and took her into custody. As I earlier reported Snooki and the rest of the cast are in Seaside Heights again filming for the third season, which makes me wonder if this whole arrest is just a publicity stunt for the show. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!
-Jay P-


Jersey Shore Season 2

Finally, one of the most anticipated nights for reality TV is here. Tonight, The Jersey Shore season 2 will premiere on MTV. I'm sure a lot of you are watching the marathon and getting ready for the big show. I'm actually looking forward to this season. When the show first started last year, I wasn't too into it, but it grew on me. I'll definitely be watching tonight. The teasers look like there is going to be plenty of drama (lets be honest, that's the only reason we watch the show). So here's what I want you guys to do. I want you to watch the show tonight and as soon as you can comment on this post and tell me what you think!
-Jay P-


"Heart Song" Video

Check out the just released video for Heart Song by friends of JaySwag.com Automatic Loveletter. The song is great, the video is great, what else can you ask for!?
-Jay P-

Pink Falls Off Stage

Check out this hilarious video of pink falling...getting thrown of stage at a concert in Germany. She was going to attempt that same trapeze act that she's been doing for a few years now, but this time something went wrong. It looks like she'll be fine though. Is it wrong that I find this to be hilarious?
-Jay P-


Warped Tour 2010: Part 4

Hey everyone! I finally am able to show you my exclusive interview with Tony Thaxton from Motion City Soundtrack. I know it's a little late, but I had a hard time converting the file over to a mac compatible one, and when I did, the video became distorted. I decided rather than wasting more time, I'd just upload the raw, unedited footage. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did! I want to thank Tony for his time.
-Jay P-


New Look !

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that you should check out my new twitter background! Find it by clicking the link to my twitter on the right sidebar or by going to www.twitter.com/JaySwag_SODMG. I love the background so much. It's a clean, professional, yet fun look. I want to thank Dream Runners Media for designing the background. Check them out at www.dreamrunners.biz. Their an amazing graphic design team who I recommend to anyone who wants professional work done. I'll be working with them again in the future I'm sure. Also, I have one more Warped Tour interview to post, and a few other surprises to share with you guys. Thanks for following me on twitter, commenting on the blog and everything else you do. It means so much!
-Jay P-


Saw 3D

Check out the new trailer for the highly anticipated film Saw 3D. This film takes the franchise in a whole different direction adding a 3D element and almost double the amount of traps. Also, this will be the last film in the series. Honestly, I've never been a fan of the franchise and I'm glad it's coming to an end. Still, I hope that it goes out with the bang that it deserves!
-Jay P-


Nicki Minaj "Your Love" Video

Check out the brand new video for Nicki Minaj's Your Love. I'm not quite sure what they were going for with the video. It just didn't work for me. Let me know if you like it or not.
-Jay P-

Paula DeAnda Interview

Hey everyone! I recently got to talk with the amazing Paula DeAnda. Check out what we discussed below and keep a look out for her new material. I loved this interview and I know you will too!

1: First off, please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself

I'm Paula Dienda pka Paula DeAnda. A girl with BIG Dreams is all..... hehe

2: At what age did you realize that you wanted to be a singer, and how did you break into the industry?
I was 16 years old when I first demoed a song which ended up on the radio... It was a song I wrote called "What Would It Take." I also performed it for the first time in Corpus Christi when I was given the opportunity to open up for Nelly the rapper.

3: What are some of your favorite songs to sing?
I enjoy singing along to songs on the radio as of now Bruno Mars,Drake,Keri Hilson. I find it interesting and fun to sing others songs and remixes.

4: What would your episode of MTV's "When I was 17" be like?
I recently watched an episode of that and thought to myself ......when I was 17, I was singing in front of huge audiences it was soooo surreal to me! I was dabbling in acting and staying in LA living out my childhood dreams.

5: Are you interested in making any Spanish songs?
Yes, very much so and have I have actually done a many in the past and would like to do more in the future.

6: What does the future hold for Paula DeAnda as a person, and as an artist?
The future holds endless possibilities. I don't give up! I'm a very optimistic person.As an artist getting back in the scene, I want to explain my struggles as well as my triumphs.

7: Who are some artists that you'd love to collaborate with?
I would love to collaborate with Usher ,Alicia Keys ,Drake and Nicki Minaj ...Not too much to ask for....lol.........

8: Are you working on any other projects right now?
Yes, I'm currently in the studio writing and staying busy! Can't wait to get my new material out there for all my fans who have been waiting patiently.

9: I asked my twitter followers if they wanted to ask any questions and they wanted to know, about your love life, and if you and JoJo are still friends?
Haaa.. How funny, I have a special someone ...Yes, of course we are! I think she is one of the smartest & beautiful old souls I have ever met. We relate in so many ways and she understands exactly what I'm going through ..In fact, she recently put something on twitter saying I'm fighting for my career and my freedom... yet and still it is a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The only way out is through.

10: I want to thank you for taking the time to do the interview. Do you have any last thoughts or comments?
I'm glad we chatted and you found me through twitter! It is a great tool for me to stay connected! Big things are yet to come & patience is a virtue!!!!
-Jay P-


Jersey Shore Contract Issues

As you know, Karelie and I are currently at the Jersey Shore on vacation, and also working on giving you guys our take on the shore. Meanwhile, the cast of the MTV hit reality show, The Jersey Shore are supposed to be recording scenes for their third season...but they have ran into contract problems and apparently are on strike. Sources are saying that scenes were to be shot today, however Ronnie, JWow, Pauly D, Sammi, and Vinny are not satisfied with the pay and are refusing to show up. MTV is all set up to begin shooting (we've seen the cameras, security etc). Apparently, Snooki and the Situation will be in town tomorrow shooting. Pauly D's stalker is in position as well (haha we saw her working at one of the stores I used to shop at). Karelie and I will be on Snooki watch tomorrow and will be tweeting to let you know if we see anything. Also, we'll be video blogging pretty soon so get ready for that. On top of all of this I have a few interviews to post for you guys as well.
-Jay P-


Warped Tour 2010: Part 3

Here it is guys! My third interview from the 2010 Warped Tour. I got the opportunity to speak with two members of one of the hottest new bands at the Warped Tour this year, A Rocket to the Moon . This is personally one of my favorite bands participating in the Warped Tour and I was so happy that I was able to speak with them. Make sure you check out the interview and share it with all your friends and family members. I want to thank A Rocket to the Moon for taking the time to do the interview. I really enjoyed getting to learn more about the band. I still have one more interview for you guys coming later in the day. I hope you're all enjoying my Warped Tour coverage so far. Make sure you come back later tonight(hopefully) to check out the last interview I did. Thanks!
-Jay P-

Warped Tour 2010: Part 2

Hey everyone! I'm back, and I've brought you guys another interview. Check out my interview with Automatic Loveletter. I love these guys! They were hilarious, informative, and they all have great personalities(not to mention that they are an amazing band as well). I hope you enjoy the interview, which discusses when they formed their band, when they discovered their calling, who they credit as influences and much more! Check them out at www.automaticloveletter.com and come back later to see my next interview! Thanks for stopping by.
-Jay P-

Warped Tour 2010: Part 1

On Friday I was lucky enough to cover the 2010 Warped Tour! I was able to provide you guys with some exclusive interviews with great bands. Overall the show was amazing and I am so happy that I got to meet some of the incredible bands that were performing. Nothing, however, can compare to meeting Sum 41. That's right, one of the most well known bands performing in the Warped Tour this year sat down with me and discussed touring, crazy experiences and much more! Check out my interview with Sum 41's Stevo and Cone above, and be sure to share it with all your friends. Also, be on the look out for more coverage of the Warped Tour, as I have 3 more interviews to upload! Thanks!
-Jay P-


Big Day Tomorrow!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to give you guys a quick update on what's going on. First, let's talk old business. Next week I will begin taping for my Jersey Shore: Jay Swag Edition, with my cousin Karelie. We'll be at the shore for a week, so I'm really looking forward to that. I'm not sure if I'll be able to post for that week unfortunately. Next, I'm still working with Late Arrival Apparel to make some awesome t-shirts. If you haven't checked them out yet, you have to do so. Just type in Late Arrival Apparel on Facebook. Finally, tomorrow I'll be covering the 2010 Warped Tour with my best friend Meghan. I have to admit that I'm a little nervous, since I'm going to be running around taking pictures, doing interviews, and taking notes. It's going to be a lot of work but I'm going to make sure that I end up with a great story!
-Jay P-


Fighting Gravity

There's not much to say about this group of college frat brothers, except that they're amazing! If you have not seen their group ,Fighting Gravity, then you're really missing out on something incredible. I really hope they win this contest!
-Jay P-

Brody Jenner Speaks About The Hills Finale

Not even a full 24 hours after The Hills finale aired, Brody Jenner is already talking about the hit reality show (I thought it was over!). Jenner said that there were multiple endings shot, one of them being him sitting in a room with Lauren Conrad as the two shared a "lovey dovey" scene. He went on to say,

"That day of filming it was surreal to me because they wouldn't tell me what we were filming. I think the show has always battled with what's real and what's fake, and this ending was perfect because you still don't know what was real, what was fake and it's kind of like L.A. in a sense. I thought it was very clever and I was happy with it. I was stoked they were ending it with me. I was flattered. I would say it's entertainment and just enjoy it; don't question it too much. There were a lot of moments that were real and a lot of moments that were not so real."

Well...that really clears things up doesn't it?
-Jay P-


What's Real on The Hills?

Kristin Cavallari has revealed that not everything you see on MTV's hit reality show The Hills, is real. This includes her on/off relationship with fellow star, Brody Jenner. In a recent interview about the show she said, "I would never put my close friends or a real relationship on a show". She goes on to say that she won't reveal all the production secrets of the series because she doesn't want to lose any fans(...I think it's more she doesn't want to lose a paycheck). Cavallari has two reality shows currently in production. One will be similar to The Hills , while the other will have something to do with a fashion competition. Make sure you catch the highly anticipated finale of The Hills tonight on MTV!
-Jay P-


What's Next...

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, has decided that being a reality star/rapper/actor wasn't enough. He has now decided to release a workout DVD. The DVD is described as an "Intense total-body workout. It will also include a short section on how to develop your own situation. According to sources, it was recorded in New Jersey. Hopefully this is a wise career choice...considering rapping and actor won't be.
-Jay P-


Welcome to the Team

After searching and searching, I've finally found a fashion blogger for Jay Swag Entertainment News. I want to welcome Malibu Mara to the team. She'll be posting twice a month giving all her fashion tips and maybe even talking with some up and coming designers! I did a quick little Q&A with her to introduce her. Here it is!

Hey! Can you please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us a little bit about yourself.
Well, I'm MalibuMara, a fashion blogger from www.malibumara.blogspot.com and fashion student from Houston, Texas. Im 20 and just living a fashionable life ready to make a name for myself.

What are some current trends in the fashion industry that you've noticed and haven taken a liking to?
I love mixing florals with edgy studs. The industry was so inspired by menswear, it is finally nice to see Flower prints and body conscious styles. I love dresses lately, the one shoulder dresses are a great trend that I think looks so fun and flirty. I love fringe purses and already invested in a fringe purse. Cerulean polish is very in this season and I cannot find it myself anywhere. Everyone else has luck me moi, but its my goal to find it!

What's one interesting fact about you that many people may not know?
Um.. Im originally from the Philippines. I was born there, and YES I am half black and Filipino haha.

Describe your personal style and how it differs from others.
My style is very sporadic and in one word, COMFORTABLE. I love accessories and LAYERS, for a while I liked to take basic items and dress them with different types of accessories but lately I have been into prints and mixing different textures to create looks. Even though I am in a fashion program, my peers aren't very style conscious, so I stick out like a sore thumb on most days. (this applies to the fall semester, the spring semester is so cold we're all bundled up because us Texans can't take 30 degree weather ! ) I like to look put together, I don't look like i just woke up and came to class. I don't have "off days."
-Jay P-

Diamond Interview

Hey everyone! I recently had the chance to interview the female rapper, Diamond. I really enjoyed the interview and I loved her answers! I hope you enjoy it too!

1. First off, I want to thank you for taking the time to complete the
interview. Can you please introduce yourself to my readers.
Answer: Hello, I'm Diamond from the rap group Crime Mob, and I wanna
thank you 1st and foremost for even take the time out for me also.

2. There are tons of rappers in the music industry right now, but you've
managed to stick around for quite a while. What do you think separates you
from everyone else, and what makes your style of music unique?

Answer: because rapping is my passion, I honestly cant even see myself
doing anything else right now at this point of my life, also my fans
drive me to keep going, cause believe me there are times where I wanna
walk away with my head down but I refuse to lose.

3. I heard that you recently signed a deal with
Battery/Jive. Congratulations! Can you provide us with insight onto how this
move will benefit you as an artist and what kind of music your looking to
make now?

Answer: Thank You! It will benefit me because now I have a full
machine behind me, so that will keep me grounded. To have that support
is amazing.

4: Aside from your music career, do you have any other future endeavors that
you're going to be working on?

Answer: I'm also working on building my label D.P.C. (Dime piece
collection) and also I want to branch out and build my own salon and
of course my own clothing line.

5: If you look back to when you were 16, how would you describe your life?
When did you have that "moment' when everything just clicked and you
realized you wanted to dedicate your life to making music?

Answer: wow! Actually it hit me when I was 14 years old and we
performed at the atrium in stone mountain ga. We got on stage and
music started and I had no idea what was about to happen and that was
the crowd rocked and knew every word to knuck if u buck, that's when I
realized this was my gift.

6: What was the most fun experience you've had as a musician?
Answer: meeting Eve on the set of the "My chick bad" video shoot

7: Who are some artists you've worked with that you would love to work with
again. Who are some artists you haven't worked with that you would love to?

Answer: of course Eve, and I have something special that I'm working on it
Right now as we speak so just stay tuned, cause its going to be well worth it.

8: What does the future have in store for Diamonds?
Answer: honestly from my heart, SUCCESS

9: I want to thank you for taking the time to do the interview once again.
Do you have any last thoughts or comments for my readers?

Answer: awwww no problem anytime, thank you all again also, I just
want to thank everyone for their support and just make sure you all
follow me on twitter at DiamondAtl and check me out on my day to day
life on my youtube channel diamondmusic32tv

-Jay P-


Celine Dion Expecting Twins

I reported a few months ago that singing sensation Celine Dion was pregnant, and that I would keep you updated. Well, this morning, she released a brief statement on her website stating that she was expecting twin boys! The good news comes after several failed attempts of in-vitro fertilization. Congratulations!
-Jay P-

Britney Spears Glee Tribute

Glee created, Ryan Murphy, has confirmed that pop star Britney Spears will be receiving her own tribute episode. Although there is no word if she will be making an appearance herself, the Emmy nominated cast of Glee will be singing and dancing to her sings in a future episode. The episode is currently being written. Also, sources are saying that there will be a huge episode of Glee after the 2011 Super Bowl. Are you excited to see Spears relieve a tribute?
-Jay P-


50 Cent Disses Diddy...Big Time!

50 Cent just put rap rival, Diddy, on blast! While recently discussing Diddy, 50 Cent released this statement.
"Puffy is a bitch. He wanted to be the hot bitch in his group... You know how an ugly bitch surrounds herself with pretty girls? Well, he is the pretty bitch with the other girls around him. He will suck the life out of everyone he is around. His music sucks. It's bad. He's not an artist anyway, so it doesn't really matter. When you think about it, is he a rapper? Because he says he doesn't write rhymes, he writes checks. Nobody's buying 'Last Train to Paris" he even said it himself that he doesn't expect it to sell."

Wow! I don't even know what to say to that, except that it's disappointing that all you have to do to stay relevant in the music industry is diss another rapper... What is the industry coming to?
-Jay P-

Late Arrival Apparel

It's time for one of those personal updates again! I promised you I would have some exciting news and I'm glad to say that I do. First, I want talk about this amazing clothing brand called Late Arrival Apparel. "Late Arrival Apparel is not only the definitive urban style of Cincinnati, but it also represents the life, art, and heart of Cincinnati." You may have seen their clothes on the second season of one of my favorite shows, MTV's Taking the Stage., worn by Carlton Totten, and Adam Calvert. I'm extremely happy to announce that after reaching out to them, we are currently collaborating in designing a t-shirt that will be for sale! As of now, the shirt will be a very limited release, and orders are already being reserved. If you are interested I highly recommend emailing me at johnpanichella@jayswag.com to be sure that I can hold a size for you. In the meantime, check out some of their other products at www.facebook.com/latearrivalapparael.
-Jay P-


Bieber's Voice Change

Everyone talks about Justin Bieber now-a-days, and one of the most talked about aspects of Bieber, is his high pitched voice. Many people wonder why his voice hasn't changed yet, however if you listen closely it's definitely in the process of changing. I saw this video and found it interesting that he actually talked about (most people would be embarrassed). So I just thought I would share this video with you. Sounds like they have a pretty good idea of how to keep his voice under control, which is always a good thing. I should have a personal post coming up soon, discussing some exciting news regarding clothing, and my thoughts on the hit movie Eclipse. Check back later for all that!
-Jay P-


YouTube Artist of the Month

This month's YouTube Artist of the Month is actually a group and they are amazing! There name is Ahmir, and I'm sure we will be hearing a lot more of them in the near future. They do this unique thing where they take two popular songs and mash them together into one performance. Check them out above, as they mash up Break Your Heart and OMG. I definitely recommend subscribing to them and you should go buy their single on iTunes! Why aren't they signed yet!?
-Jay P-

Sneak Peak of The Choir

Check out a sneak peak of BBC America's, The Choir . The series focuses on Gareth Malone as he tries to create choirs as well as bring music to the most unlikely settings. In this season we see Malone attempt to put together a choir with members from Northolt High School(a school with no music program), Lancaster School(an all boys school where sports dominate), and and South Oxhey(a blue collar community). For more information on The Choir go to www.bbcamerica.com. Make sure you check your local listings to catch the premiere of The Choir Wednesday, July 7th on BBC America.
-Jay P-


Meet Spider-Man

That's right everyone. We have a new Spider-Man! Tobey Maguire is no more, and Colombia Pictures has chosen Andrew Garfield to replace him. Although he is pretty much an unknown actor in the States, he has worked with big names like Tom Cruise, Heath Ledger, and Meryl Streep, to name a few. Director Marc Webb stated that Garfield had a...rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity...and that he was excited to welcome him to the team. We'll just have to wait and see about that.
-Jay P-

Now Bieber's Crying..

First we had Chris Brown breaking down at the BET Awards...now we have more tears, but this time there from teen heartthrob Justin Bieber. He was singing his song Down to Earth , which was written about his parents' divorce, when the message of the song must have gotten to him because he began to get teary-eyed. You have to feel bad for the kid. His parents divorced when he was only two years old. Who's going to cry next on stage next?
-Jay P-


Twilight Saga: Eclipse Launch Party

(Photo Credit: John Panichella 2010)
A few days ago I went to an Eclipse launch party. It was really fun and I got to spend the whole day with a good friend of mine in Philly. Above, you will see a picture of Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Cullen), who was also at the launch party. Rathbone talked about how he enjoyed being in the film and working with the other actors. He mentioned that he and Kellan Lutz are good friends on and off set. Rathbone also said that it requires a lot of training, and that he had to get himself into shape to play the role of Jasper. He also said with a humorous tone, "Summit might get mad at me for this...but make sure you go see Avatar the Last Airbender!" Rathbone plays Sokka in the upcoming film.
(Photo Credit: John Panichella 2010)
Bronson Pelletier, who plays the werewolf Jared in the film, also made an appearance. The two did a Q and A with the fans and one question was, what team were the on, Team Edward, or Team Jacob. The two joked around saying that they would have to "fight to the death" if they answered that question. The event closed with a free outdoor screening of Twilight Saga: New Moon . Overall my friend and I had a great time and I'm glad I was able to be a part of the event!
-Jay P-