Junior Ring Dance

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've done a personal post and talked about my life so I figured that I would write one today. Last night was my Junior Ring dance and I had so much fun. Above is a picture from the dance. I'm on the far left with my date Teddi-Ann, next to us, in the middle is our friend Sean, who is followed by Dan and his date Olivia. Overall it was a great night, starting with pictures at Olivia's house, then the car ride there, and finally the dance itself. I spent most of the time hanging out with my best friends. This year, I've decided to enjoy school as much as I can. This is my junior year, which means I only have senior year left and after that, all of my friends and myself will be going our separate ways. Here's some advice. Maybe you don't like the work, or maybe your teachers get on your nerves, but make sure you enjoy school as much as you can because you never know what's going to happen when it's all over.
-Jay P-

Mariah and Nick Are Expecting!

About a week ago Mariah confirmed that her and husband Nick Cannon are expecting their first child together! In a recent interview she spoke about using acupuncture as a method to conceive a child. She stated that after hearing Celine Dion say that she used acupuncture, Mariah too decided to receive the treatment once a day, which helped her relieve stress from her life, ultimately allowing her to get pregnant. Both Mariah and Nick have stated that they believe the other will make a great parent. I wonder if they are giving birth to one of the greatest vocalists of the future generation?
-Jay P-


Nicki Minaj - Right Thru Me

I normally wouldn't do a double post for an artists' music videos but because it's Nicki Minaj I can make an exception. Check out her brand new video for Right Thru Me. Again, I think the video is amazing and the song is great. I am in love with Nicki Minaj. She's definitely the hottest thing right now! I need to get an interview with her as soon as possible!
-Jay P-


Nicki Minaj - Check It Out

Check it out!The highly anticipated music video for Nicki Minaj's single Check It Out is here! We all know that I'm Nicki Minaj's biggest stalker fan, but in all seriousness I love the video. Nicki Minaj looks amazing in all her outfits too! Only she can pull off the crazy things she wears. Honetly, at first I wasn't a huge fan of the song but it grew on me and the video is just as good in my opinion. Let me know what you think! Dear Nicki, I need to interview you!
-Jay P-


Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 Track List

The Beastie Boys 8th studio album, which was originally slated for release in 2009, will now be released in Spring 2011 as Hot Sauce Committee Part 2. The original 16 tracks that were recorded for Part 1, have been pushed to Part 2 and the tracks for the original Part 2 will be saved for a later release. "I know it's weird and confusing ...but at least we can say unequivocally that Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 is coming out on time, which is more than I can say about Part 1, and really is all that matters in the end," says Adam "MCA" Yauch. The Beastie Boys are the longest lived hip-hop act to continue with commercial success. They have also been nominated for introduction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2011. Congratulations and good luck to them!
-Jay P-

Share a Name with a Celebrity?

If you do share a name with a celebrity than this is the show for you! It's been a while since I've heard about an interesting reality show idea, but today I finally got word of something that seems kinda of interesting! Apparently, there is a reality show in the works, that will take the lives of regular people, who share names with a celebrity, and let them swap lives with the celebrity for a day. The show is titled The Same Name. Right now I don't have a list of the celebrities that will be on the show, but apparently Justin Bieber will be involved. According to sources, there is a 35-year-old man named Justin Bieber who will swap lives with the teen singing sensation. In all honesty this is a pretty interesting concept and I'll definitely have to check it out when it airs!
-Jay P-


Kanye West - Runaway

Kanye West recently released his Music Video/Short Film for Runaway The video is about 35min long but it's actually a pretty cool idea. I definitely recommend sitting down and watching it when you have time. Kanye may have had a lot of ups and downs in the past years but overall he is definitely one of my favorite artist and his ideas are so creative. He will definitely be remembered as one of the greatest artists of our time!
-Jay P-


Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way

She wants you to get out of her way and maybe you should listen! Kylie Minogue's second single from her new album Aphrodite released this week and already hit the top of billboard's club chart! This makes "Get Outta My Way" her fifth #1 club single to date. She definitely knows what she's doing and her voice is amazing! Make sure you buy her new album if you haven't yet done so!
-Jay P-


Whip My Hair Official Video

It's here! Check out the official video for Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair." In all seriousness the song is pretty catchy and it's starting to grow on me and the video is pretty good too, not to mention they break it down at 2:28! Keep up the good work Willow. I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from you
-Jay P-


Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Welcome a Child

Power couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are now the proud parents of a baby boy! The two announced that they were expecting a child last May, and on Thursday the baby was born. While this is the first child for the two as a couple, Swizz Beatz has three other children. Now, being born to two celebrities you need to have a unique name and with a name like Egypt Daoud Dean, Alicia and Swizz Beatz' son is guaranteed to have his name in lights! Congratulations to them!
-Jay P-


Justin Bieber - Speaking In Tongues

Alright...I must admit that Justin Bieber went in on this track! People can say whatever they want, but in all seriousness this is pretty good. You have to remember he's a 16-year-old pop singer who just wanted to show people that he wasn't a terrible rapper either, and in my opinion he did just that. He's definitely earning more of my respect every day.
-Jay P-
*Update* Information just came to me from one of my readers that Justin Bieber actually stole some of his lines from another rappers song! Apparently, Canadian rapper Tory Lanez posted a freestyle video up in March where he used the line "Put Lady GaGa on my telephone...". Tory Lanez said that he doesn't mind Bieber using his line though, so let's keep it friendly everyone! These comments are getting out of hand!


The Justin Bieber Book

Justin Bieber released his highly anticipated book (the title is just way to long so I refuse to type it) yesterday and chances are if your a Bieber fan you've already read it front to back. I, myself, didn't read the book, just because I've been so busy. I did, however, find out some interesting information from the book thanks to a few sources. In the book he states that his family and team are keeping him grounded and they won't let him "get away with crap." I think it's so important that you don't let fame and publicity get to your head so I'm glad to hear that. Have you read the book? Let me know what you think in the comments. I really would love to interview Justin Bieber and I'm going to keep working on making that happen!


KT Tunstall interview

Check out Jay Swag Entertainment News' most recent interview with the amazing KT Tunstall, done by intern Briana Bell. I want to thank Briana for working so hard and for bringing a new audience to Jay Swag. Also, a big thanks to KT and Sneak Attack Media! Enjoy the interview!

1. Before we start, could you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself?
"Hi there, my name's KT Tunstall, I'm a musician, shorter than you think, and a fan of bats, dogs, birds, good food, whisky, campfires, festivals, leather boots, and am currently listening to Kelis's new record."
2. Congratulations on your new record "Tiger Suit!" What makes this album different from your others?
"It's definitely more experimental than my previous records. I've brought electronica into the mix, and also freed up my vocal style in the studio. This record has a wilder streak and a more up-tempo feel."
3. I noticed a change in sound from your debut album "Eye to the Telescope" to your newest album "Tiger Suit." What inspired this shift?
"Well I moved towards a more band oriented sound on my second album, 'Drastic Fantastic', and my dance sensibilities were emerging at that time. I took a year out to write this album, and i dug deep to find out what was really turning me on creatively. I wanted to do something fresh and push myself creatively to make something that really excited me. Rhythm, wildness, atmosphere, an evocation of place, and great dance music all came out top."
4. What was going through your head the first time you heard your hit song "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree" playing on the radio? How about when it was nominated for a Grammy?
"This sounds bloody great, and I feel ACE!!!' and also, 'I can't believe 2 of us recorded that in a day..." I was happiest that it sounded different from everything else on the radio. The Grammy nomination was a real surprise and made me feel very welcomed by America."
5. If you were not in the music industry, what would your dream job be?
"God, there's so many things I'd love to do! Be a jeweller, a chandelier-maker, a meerkat handler, a cartoonist, a voice-over artist, a vintage furniture re-vamper, a radio DJ..."
6. When you're not in the studio, what do you like to spend time doing?
"Touring!! Outside of music, I love friends, house parties, campfires, films, books, walking, and being lazy!'
7. Where are your favorite places to shop? Do you have a favorite article of clothing?
"SoHo and Brooklyn in New York are great. I love having time to wander into independent places and pick up something really unique. What Goes Around Comes Around and Bess in NYC are great, and back home in London, Liberty's department store is so beautiful it's almost like going to an art gallery as much as a shop. I couldn't manage without my Fiorentini + Baker leather biker boots - I've worn them almost every day for 7 years!"
8. What's an interesting fact about you that many people may not know?
"I'm a pretty good skier."
9. Who are some artists that you enjoy listening to? Is there one artist that you've been dying to collaborate with?
"LCD Soundsystem, Silver columns, The Black Keys, King Creosote, The xx, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beck, Gorillaz... I'd love to work with The Chemical Brothers.

10. I just wanted to give you a big thanks for taking the time to do our interview! Any comments or last thoughts you'd like to leave with us?

"Thanks for having me! Hope to see you up the front at a gig, and long live albums!!"

-Jay P-


Chopper The Misfit - Toronto Shxt

I was recently contacted on twitter by a Toronto recording artist "Chopper the Misfit." After we discussed business a few emails were exchanged, and I heard some of his original work and I must say that I'm a fan! Check it his newest single "Toronto Shxt" and let me know what you think and I'll be sure to pass along the comments to Chopper.
-Jay P-


Appearance VS Reality Update

Hey everyone! I just wanted to do a quick update on Appearance VS Reality. So as you all know, I interviewed Luke Bilyk from Degrassi a little while back and I've been keeping in touch with him and his mom. I sent him over a free shirt and he was nice enough to send back a picture of him wearing my shirt. I just wanted to share the picture with you all. Shout out to the whole Bilyk family! They've been nothing but so nice and helpful to me. I'm really glad that I've been able to keep in touch with them. Make sure you check Luke out on Degrassi every Friday on Teen Nick!
-Jay P-

Waiting for the End

I've been a fan of Linkin Park for such a long time now, and I must admit their new song/video combo is hot! In my opinion, this is definitely one of the better videos to come out recently. Linkin Park will always be one of my favorite bands. Their music has changed over the years, but I still find it to be catchy and worth listening to. Let me know what you think of their newest video!
-Jay P-


Whip My Hair - Remix

Yesterday, I was listening to the radio when I heard the beginning to "Whip My Hair," by Willow Smith. Then, the DJ said it was a remix featuring Nicki Minaj. Now, the first thing that went through my mind was "Why would Nicki be doing a remix with Willow Smith?" I don't mean that in a negative way to Willow, but Nicki Minaj's verse wouldn't really go well with the younger audience that Willow Smith is going to attract. After listening to it, I thought it was pretty good, but I didn't think it went with the song for some reason. Well..that's because Nicki Minaj did not make an official remix to "Whip My Hair!" The verse on the remix is actually a verse from one of Nicki's old songs titled "Lookin' At Me." Don't believe me? Check out her official twitter, where she confirms this!
-Jay P-


The Pauly D Show

According to sources Pauly D is recording a spin-off series which is currently being called Pauly's Entourage. The show will follow Pauly as he travels the country doing shows as a professional DJ. The show will feature not only Pauly D, but his manager, his bodyguard and a close childhood friend. I must admit that this season of the Jersey Shore is not really entertaining to me, but Pauly D seems like the type of person who would have a good realty show. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!
-Jay P-



FELA! is the most critically acclaimed new musical out there right now! The play tells the story of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, who greatly influenced a whole generation of people. From the website:"FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti's captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones." The play is presented by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Will & Jada Smith, but if that's not enough star power for you, FELA! now features the amazing Patti LaBelle! I was invited to a showing of the play, unfortunately I am not going to be able to attend, however I did receive some exclusive footage of Patti LaBelle, and once I solve some technical issues, I'll have that posted! If you are able to purchase tickets and see a showing of FELA!, I highly recommend doing so! For more info, go to www.felaonbroadway.com
-Jay P-


An Important Message

I am sure you have all heard the tragic story of Tyler Clementi. The two students who tormented Clementi so much, that he took his own life are being charged now, but in the end that is not enough. I have been blessed to have this success so far and to reach about 60k readers a month, but what good is it if I cannot help spread a positive message. I urge all of you to stop bullying one another. Maybe you don't agree with someones personal choice or maybe you don't understand it, but ignorance is no excuse to cause someone to take their own life, and making fun of someone because they are different than you shows that you are weak. If you are being bullied please talk to someone; a counselor, a parent, a friend, or even a teacher. After reading how many deaths there have been due to this epidemic I am appalled. As Ellen said "One life lost in this senseless way is tragic..four lives lost is tragic."If I am able to stick up for those who are different than me, why can't you? I ask everyone reading this article to post it on their facebook, twitter, or even re-blog it if you are a fellow blogger. Something must be done, and the time to do so is now.
-Jay P-


Brad and Rachel Zoe Part Ways

SO if you haven't heard my favorite fashion DUO has called it quits :/ Brad and Rachel Zoe was parted ways. The media reports make it seem messy, but I really think that they agreed to move on peacefully. Rachel has been trying to have a baby with Rodger lately so hopefully she focuses on that! Who else is going to wear all of her fabulous vintage clothes?
-Malibu Mara-

Heidi Klum Clips Her Wings

Super Model Heidi Klum will be hanging up her wings. After thirteen years as a Victoria Secret model, the head angel will be resigning and moving on to different things. She leaves on good terms, and released this statement: "All good things have to come to an end. I will always love Victoria and never tell her secret.". Sources are saying that Heidi is leaving to focus on her clothing line and Project Runway. Either way, she will be missed as the head angel, and whoever VS picks now will have some big shoes wings to fill!
-Jay P-