Month: March 2011

Watch Katy Perry’s Spacey ‘E.T.’ Video!

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First Britney Spears went all Matrixin her video for “Hold It Against Me.” Then Lady Gaga gave birth to a new generation of Little Monsters in her “Born This Way” video. Now, Katy Perry has ventureed into the realm of sci-fi with her cinematic video, “E.T.”

Kanye West guests on the spacey dance track, which Perry says is about “falling in love with a foreigner, like far away … Not even in England.” And the video brings that theme to life, as alien goddess Perry floats down from space in a search-and-rescue mission for her lost love. 

Source: MTV News
E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Debuts 5/31; Star Malcolm McDowell Feted Worldwide

Stanley Kubrick was one of the great filmmakers of our time and his profound influence on motion pictures continues to this day. His 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange, starring Malcolm McDowell, portrayed an oppressive lawless society where man was reduced to little more than a machine. The film introduced into popular culture the concept of “ultra-violence,” as singing, tap-dancing, derby-topped hooligan Alex (McDowell) has a “good time” – at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen and back again forms the dynamic arc of Kubrick’s future-shock vision of Anthony Burgess’ novel.
This was a powerful film made by a director at the height of his artistry and its impact generated worldwide controversy. Forty years later, the world is a different place but the film’s power still entices, shocks and mesmerizes today.
On May 31, Warner Home Video will honor Kubrick and the film with A Clockwork Orange 40thAnniversary Edition on Blu-ray ($34.99 SRP). The two-disc release includes two newly-produced bonus features: Turning Like Clockwork, a 25-minute documentary about the film’s “ultra-violence” and its cultural impact, and a short documentary where Malcolm McDowell reminiscences on working closely with the legendary director. This two-disc edition will also contain the feature-length documentaries, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures and O Lucky Malcolm! The 40th Anniversary Edition will be packaged in a 40-page Blu-ray book with rare photos and production notes.
McDowell’s Never Apologize will also be released on May 31 for the first time on DVD in the U.S.  This spirited documentary pays tribute to British director Lindsay Anderson, who directed the actor in his films If and O Lucky Man and is based on his entertaining London and Edinburgh one-man stage shows. The film weaves McDowell’s experience of working with Anderson as well as tales of Sir Alan Bates, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Laurence Olivier, Bette Davis, Princess Diana, John Ford and Lillian Gish. Never Apologize will sell for $19.97 SRP.
This will be a big year for Malcolm McDowell and A Clockwork Orange.  The prestigious Cannes Film Festival will launch the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece with a special screening of a digitally restored copy of the film, joined by McDowell, Kubrick’s widow Christiane and brother-in-law Jan Harlan, executive producer on several of Kubrick’s films. Anniversary screenings will continue with a special event May 25 at New York’s The Museum of Modern Art with McDowell participating in a panel discussion. In the early fall, Malcolm McDowell will be feted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences which will include a screening of A Clockwork Orange at AMPAS, Los Angeles.
McDowell stars in the upcoming film Vamps, directed by Amy Heckerlingopening later this year.  And Franklin & Bash, the new TNT comedy-drama TV series debuting this summer features McDowell as the head of a buttoned-down law firm joined by two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers who cause a seismic culture clash within the firm. He will alsobe featured in the upcoming film Silent Hill Revelation, the sequel to the 2006 hit Silent Hill.

Project Runway Designers’ Wedding Dresses for Kate Middleton

In anticipation and support of the April 18 world premiere of the Lifetime Original Movie William & Kate, Lifetime Digital has put together an unprecedented collection of designs from more than 50 alumni of Project Runway. Contestants from all eight seasons of the hit unscripted program have drafted sketches of the wedding dress they envision the future Princess Kate Middleton should flaunt on her big day.

“Since Price William and Kate Middleton’s engagement was announced, the world has been abuzz about what Kate will wear on her big day,” said Evan Silverman, Sr. Vice President, Digital Media for A&E Television Networks. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the possibilities through the eyes of some of Project Runway’s most talented and creative designers.”

Quote startSince Price William and Kate Middleton’s engagement was announced, the world has been abuzz about what Kate will wear on her big day.Quote end

Participating Project Runway winners, runners up and All-Stars Challenge designers whose fantasy dresses are being be featured on include: Mondo Guerra (Season 8 runner-up), Seth Aaron Henderson (Season 7 winner), Emilio Sosa (Season 7 runner-up), Mila Hermanovski (Season 7 runner-up), Irina Shabayeva (Season 6 winner), Carol Hannah Whitfield (Season 6 runner-up), Althea Harper (Season 6 runner-up), Leanne Marshall (Season 5 winner), Rami Kashou (Season 4 runner-up), Sweet P (Season 4), Mychael Knight (Season 3 runner-up), Johnathan Kayne (Season 3), Nick Verreos (Season 2) and Kara Saun (Season 1 runner-up) among others. In addition to each sketch, the online gallery will include each designer’s name, headshot, season number, “where are they now” information and the reasons they chose each particular look.
William & Kate will make its world premiere on Monday, April 18, at 9:00 pm ET/PT. The movie tells the story of how the friendship between Prince William (Nico Evers-Swindell), second in line to the throne of the British monarchy, and future princess Kate Middleton (Camilla Luddington), the stunning daughter of upper middle-class commoners, blossomed into a romantic love affair, charming the world with their recent engagement and eagerly awaited royal wedding. The film chronicles the history of William and Kate — from the moment they met at Scotland’s prestigious University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of their nine-year courtship complicated by social and Royal Family pressures, and intense global media attention surrounding their storybook nuptials.

Miley Cyrus Slams Rebecca Black For Gaining Fame Through Youtube

Miley Cyrus is not a Rebecca Black fan. In a recent interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph, the 18-year-old slammed Black for becoming famous overnight for her Youtube music video ‘Friday.’

“It should be harder to be an artist. You shouldn’t just be able to put a song on YouTube and go out on tour,” said Cyrus, who shot to fame on the Disney show ‘Hannah Montana.’

Although ‘Friday’ gained attention for all the wrong reasons – the video has sparked numerous parodies and jokes, and recently beat Justin Bieber for the most dislikes for a Youtube video with more than 1.2 million thumbs down – Black is pushing her career forward with a follow up single called ‘LOL.’ The 13-year-old is apparently learning to ignore all the criticism that came with ‘Friday.’ She recently admitted she was hurt by all the negative comments.

“Those hurtful comments really shocked me,” she told Good Morning America earlier this month. “At times, it feels like I’m being cyberbullied.”

Black may not have Cyrus as a fan, but she has received support from other celebrities including Lady Gaga, Simon Cowell and Chris Brown.

Enrique Iglesias Reportedly Pulls Out of Britney Spears Tour

Enrique Iglesias has reportedly pulled out touring with Britney Spears this summer. Iglesias apparently pulled the plug Tuesday night just hours after the tour was announced by Spears during a pre-taped Good Morning America appearance.

A source close to Iglesias tells Us Weekly magazine the 35-year-old felt it was better for him to continue doing his sold out ‘Euphoria’ tour. “At the end of the day it was better for him to just continue his own tour,” the insider claims.

Spears, who released her seventh studio album ‘Femme Fatale’ this week, reportedly plans to continue with all 26 tour dates. The tour kicks off in Sacramento, California at the Power Balance Pavilion on June 17 and ends in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on August 13. Tickets will be sold on and

Katy Perry’s ‘E.T.’ Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100

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Katy Perry  has become part of an elite chart club in America after scoring her fourth number one single from the same album.

Teenage Dream becomes the first album in more than six years to yield four chart-topping songs on the Billboard Hot 100, as E.T. ends Lady Gaga’s stranglehold on the top of the charts.
Teenage Dream, California Gurls and Firework have previously shot to the top of the countdown.
Usher is the only other artist this century to release four number ones from the same album, 2004’s Confessions.
And Perry is the first female act to score the feat since Mariah Carey enjoyed four number ones from her eponymous debut in 1990 and 1991.
Teenage Dream becomes only the ninth album to feature four number ones.
Perry tells, “I am so thrilled that E.T. has landed at number one. I want to thank all the fans who contributed to this amazing feat and radio, which has been an essential part of my continued existence. I truly appreciate all the support of my creative twists and turns.” The tune is expected to enjoy a long run at the top of the charts after Perry premieres the space-age video to accompany the song on U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight on Thursday March 31).
Meanwhile, Perry’s pal Rihanna also climbs up a spot on the new chart – her S&M takes over at number two, and Cee Lo Green’s F**k You (Forget You) jumps back up the chart to three.
Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, which spent six weeks at number one, falls to number four and the Black Eyed Peas’ Just Can’t Get Enough rounds out the new top five.

E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

Robbie Robertson Launches New CD With National TV Performance

Robbie Robertson will perform his Top 10 single “He Don’t Live Here No More” on “Late Show with David Letterman” on April 5th, coinciding with release of his new album, How To Become Clairvoyant (Macro-Biotic Records/429 Records). He’ll also appear on “The View” on April 6th. The shows will mark the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s first television appearances in more than 10 years.

NPR Music is giving fans an exclusive “First Listen” to How To Become Clairvoyant, streaming the album in its entirety for a week, beginning today. This Saturday, April 2nd, Robertson will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF). In June, Canada Post will issue a stamp with Robertson’s likeness as part of its Canadian Recording Artists stamp series. He will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” on April 6th and tape “World Café with David Dye” in May while at WXPN’s Non-COMMvention.

How To Become Clairvoyant features Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Trent Reznor, Tom Morello and Robert Randolph along with vocalists Angela McCluskey, Rocco Deluca, Dana Glover and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes). The collection was co-produced by Robertson and long-time collaborator Marius de Vries (Massive Attack, Björk, Rufus Wainwright).

“This soulful record is Robertson’s best yet,” observed Goldmine. “For all of the now-legendary songs that Robertson penned, he tended to shy away from writing about himself, which makes the revealing nature of his first album in more than ten years such a wonderful surprise,” said Relix. “How To Become Clairvoyant finds Robertson tackling personal topics such as his breakup with The Band (‘This Is Where I Get Off’), the guitarists who inspired his innovative sound (‘Axman’) and his early days backing Ronnie Hawkins (‘When the Night Was Young’).”

In addition to the CD, three special editions of How To Become Clairvoyant will be available. The deluxe edition, available exclusively at Best Buy for a month beginning April 5th, will include a second CD with demos of five of the album’s tracks – “The Right Mistake,” “He Don’t Live Here No More,” “Fear of Falling,” “This Is Where I Get Off” and “Madame X” – and an outtake of “Houdini,” a song that does not appear on the album. Starting April 5th, fans can pre-order a two-disc, gatefold edition of How To Become Clairvoyant on 180-gram vinyl and a limited edition collector’s set at collector’s set includes the vinyl and CD editions of the album plus 10 bonus tracks, provided in both CD and vinyl formats, a DVD with three multi-track mixes, a 70-page, full-color book with album artwork, lithographs and additional art, and other cool extras such as a set of tarot cards designed especially for the collection.

How To Become Clairvoyant

Nickelodeon To Honor Justin Timberlake With The Big Help Award At The 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards

In recognition of his work as a philanthropist and environmentalist, Nickelodeon will honor actor and musician Justin Timberlake by presenting him with The Big Help Award during Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast). Timberlake will be honored during the star-studded telecast, hosted by Jack Black at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. The Big Help Award recognizes individuals who take actions to better the world and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same.

Timberlake’s ongoing charitable work led him to a partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children®, a health care system consisting of 22 Hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. He has been a dedicated supporter of the organization since 2008 and hosts the annual Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, a PGA TOUR golf tournament featuring a week-long series of events that raises money for their gracious programs and services benefitting children in need.

Justin’s commitment to the environment can be seen at his Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington, TN. Mirimichi is the first golf course in North, South or Central America to receive Golf Environment Organization (GEO) certified status. It is the also the first in the United States to be designated as a Certified Audubon International Classic Sanctuary, making it the only course in the world holding both designations. At Mirimichi, ecologically responsible methods are utilized throughout to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat as well as reduce water and energy consumption.

“Justin’s ability to seamlessly incorporate helping into his life embodies the true spirit of the Big Help,” said Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. “In true Big Help fashion, he combined his passion for helping kids with his love of golf and through his annual golf open benefit for Shriners Hospitals for Children, came up with a way for people to have fun while helping kids get medical care.”

“I was inspired at a young age by my parents and family to do everything possible to give back to the world around us,” said Timberlake. “And it has become a mission of mine to help kids of all ages understand the importance of getting involved in their communities and local charities and doing their part to preserve the planet. I couldn’t be more thankful to Nickelodeon for their recognition.”

Essential Mixes

TV Land Scores Highest Rated Quarter in Primetime in Five Years

Bolstered by the success of hit original series “Hot in Cleveland” and “Retired at 35” as well as the modern classic acquisition “Everybody Loves Raymond,” TV Land scored its highest rated quarter in primetime since First Quarter 2006 among its target audience of Adults 25-54, according to The Nielsen Company. TV Land posted double-digit increases in rating and delivery in prime among its target Adults 25-54 demo as well as Women 25-54, Adults 40-54 and total viewers.

For the quarter in primetime, TV Land posted a 0.4/401,000 among its target demo of Adults 25-54, up +27% in rating and +26% in delivery over YAGO. Among Women 25-54, TV Land scored a 0.4/228,000, with double-digit gains of +34% in rating and +33% in delivery over last year. The network attracted 943,000 total viewers in prime, up +35% over 1Q2010 in prime.

Hot in Cleveland: Season One

Russell Brand’s Rock of Ages Depend on Wife’s Katy Perry’s Schedule

Russell Brand has confirmed he’s in talks to join the cast of upcoming movie musical Rock of Ages, but will only sign on if the filming schedule allows him enough time to spend with his wife Katy Perry.

The British funnyman was recently rumoured to be joining Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Mary J. Blige in the movie adaptation of the hit Broadway show.
Brand has now confirmed the story, but insists he will only commit to the role if he is allowed enough time off.
He tells Entertainment Weekly, “I have to make sure I see me wife (sic) enough, but if we can work out the schedule, then yeah, I want to do it. Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, rock music of the ’80s – you can’t go wrong. And I’ve already got the hair. I am way ahead of them on that account (sic).”