On Saturday December 1st at 5PM EST, we’re hosting a LIVE interview with Carly Rae Jepsen on our Youtube channel. Following our LIVE performance and interview with The Wanted (2PM EST) Carly is going to tell us all about her new album and life on the road with Justin Bieber. Make sure to set a reminder (write on your hand if you have to!) this will be an interview you don’t want to miss.
WATCH CARLY’S INTERVIEW HERE AT 5PM:
Ever since their first single “Over My Head (Cable Car)” was featured on “Grey’s Anatomy”, The Fray have shot to stardom, pumping out hit after hit. Their third album, “Scar Stories” is hitting shelves February 7.
The rock band from Denver, Colorado and making their way into our territory and on January 18, you can watch a live interview with The Fray at our andPOP studio.
Our interview with Iscaac Slade, Joe King, Dave Welsh and Ben Wyocki can be seen right here on our website at 2:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 18. Mark that down on your calendars! You don’t want to miss what these guys have to say about their new album, tour and so much more.
The readers of Men’s Health Magazine have had one too many wheatgrass drinks because they have declared Jennifer Aniston as the sexiest woman of all time.
This must come as a slap in the face to Angelina Jolie. In fact, the slap must knock her out completely since Mrs. Brad Pitt is rumoured to be starving herself. Angelina only ranked at number ten.
Other women trumped by Rachel from “Friends” include Raquel Welch, Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears, Madonna, Ursula Andress, Bettie Page, Pamela Anderson and Jane Fonda.
Jennifer apparently won the coveted title due to her sense of humour.
“Funny is sexy, and Jennifer Aniston is funny. Her down-to-earth persona makes her seem attainable, and anyone who’s seen her in ‘Office Space’ has to admit she makes even pieces of flair look good,” the editors of Men’s Health wrote.
If Jennifer Aniston had it her way, she told Men’s Health the “Sexiest Woman of All Time” title would go to Brigitte Bardot or Gloria Steinem.
And, if I had it my way, I would make the late actress Sharon Tate (photo above) take the sought-after position.
Well, looks like you’re gonna need an excuse for not coming in to class Monday morning.
The young heartthrob will be chatting with us live on andPOP Monday, December 12 at 10:45 a.m. You can stream the live interview with Cody Simpson right here on our website. If you want to ask him any questions, tweet us at @andPOP.
See you right here on Monday at 10:45 a.m. EST!
The nominees were announced last night at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. It was a great way to wrap up a stellar year in music. The nominations were followed by a spectacular concert featuring Lady Gaga and Usher.
The awards don’t get handed out until February 12 but if you want to start picking your winners now, here’s a look at the popular nods (those with an * are the one’s I except to see up at the podium):
Record of the Year:
“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele *
“Holocene” – Bon Iver
“Grenade” – Bruno Mars
“The Cave” – Mumford & Sons
“Firework” – Katy Perry
Album of the Year:
“21″ – Adele *
“Wasting Light” – Foo Fighters
“Born This Way” – Lady Gaga
“Doo-Wops & Hooligans” – Bruno Mars
Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver *
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Body and Soul” - Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” - The Black Keys
“Paradise” – Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster the People *
“Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera
Best Dance Recording
“Raise Your Weapon” - deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” – Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” – David Guetta and Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” – Robyn *
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” – Skrillex
“Save The World” - Swedish House Mafia
Best Rock Album
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul” – Jeff Beck
“Wasting Light” – Foo Fighters
“Come Around Sundown” – Kings of Leon
“The Whole Love” – Wilco *
“I’m With You” – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Best Rap Album
“Watch the Throne” – Kanye West and Jay-Z *
“Tha Carter IV” - Lil Wayne
“Lasers” – Lupe Fiasco
“Pink Friday” – Nicki Minaj
“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” – Kanye West
Kanye West leads with seven nominations and Adele comes in second place with six. I wouldn’t be surprised if she wins them all! For a look at all the nominees, go to the official Grammy website.
Barbara Walters always wraps up the year by announcing the top ten people that have fascinated her the most.
She just unveiled the top 9, according to ABC News.
Royal family member Pippa Middleton made the list. She certainly made heads turn during the Royal Wedding this summer.
Another Brit, Simon Cowell made the list, probably for his controversial roles as judges on popular talent shows. And maybe for finally joining the Twitterverse.
Then there’s the two actors who play gay parents on the hit show “Modern Family”, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet.
Captain of the New York Yankee, Derek Jeter also made the list. It’s probably under her contract to include at least one athlete every year.
Donal Trump trumped other business tycoons by appearing on Barbaras list. I bet he paid her a pretty penny for it.
Katy Perry also fascinated Barbara and the rest of the world with her lavish wedding to Russell Brand and all her number one hit singles off of “Teenage Dreams”.
Barbara also included the entire Kardashian family on the year-end list, hence the photo posted above. I think she misinteruperated “fascninating” for “annoying”, though.
The number one person who was the most fascinating person of 2011 will remain a mystery, until her special airs on ABC Wednesday December 14.
When everyone was making fun of his health during the Charlie Sheen roast back in October, no one expected his health to take his life so quickly.
41 year old Comedian Patrice O’Neal passed away today after suffering a stroke in October, The New York Daily News says.
O’Neal began his career in Boston and rose to fame with “The Opie and Anthony Show”. He also made numourous appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Ellen Degeneres Show, not to mention countless comedy specials on HBO.
O’Neal was definitely a hit at the Charlie Sheen roast back in October. Unfortunately, those in attendence began to shift the roasting on to O’Neal, which displeased a lot of his fans because shortly after the episode aired, he suffered a stroke.
Mike Tyson took a jab at O’Neal during the Comedy Network special, saying “Patrice has always been destined for stardom, and diabetes. So tonight is not just the roast of Charlie Sheen, its’ also a farewell party for Patrice’s foot.”
No word from Tyson yet on the wake of O’Neal’s death. I’m sure as the day goes on, many celebrities and fans will pay their respects to such an outrageous comedien.
Everyone always jokes about how CDs will one day become like the polaroid camera, or dinosaurs – extinct! When software like iTunes is put on the table, how long before CDs actually become extinct?
Google Music is the latest product to help distribute music digitally and not tangibly. Veteran rapper Busta Rhymes appeared at last week’s Google Music launch and announced he’s relying on the company to launch his latest album, appropriately titled “E.L.E. Extinction Level Event”.
The Hollywood Reporter says the rapper’s looking for new ways to release his music in a world that’s evolved from record players to CDs to MP3s.
“I come from pre-Internet — not trying to sound like a dinosaur, but the success of [our records] wasn’t always determined by how much it spun on the radio…You have that outlet of 100 million, 200 million Android phones, YouTube, Google itself and every other medium that comes as a perk with the situation. It exposes your music,” he says of his deal with Google Music.
There are reports of other bands like Coldplay and Maroon 5 signing up to distribute songs and concert footage via Google Music. This is a great thing for Google but will it be a great thing to DVD and CD sales? Probably not when everyone’s buying digital copies. From the looks of how smoothly things with iTunes and Google Music are going, we may be seeing compact discs in museums in the next decade.
There’s nothing hazardous about the Airborne Toxic Event dropping by for a live interview today.
A few members of the 5-piece California rock ensemble will be chatting with Jordan about their new album, All at Once at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Tweet us at @andpop if you have any questions for the west coast rockers! The interview will be streaming live on our site at 4 p.m. You don’t want to miss it.
Urban singer Kreesha Turner is more than just a pretty face. She’s a gracious girl with a stunning voice.
On the day her new album Tropic Electric comes out, she’ll be joining us for a live interview at andPOP! We’re excited to have her and get the lowdown on what’s to come now that her album’s out.
Join us at 2:00 p.m. EST for the exclusive interview.
The Adventures of Tintin will finally land in North America on December 9 – in Quebec, Canada!
The much anticipated Steven Spielberg film, written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, will be making its North American debut in the province of Quebec, after having opened on October 26th in the UK and EMEA territories with $22 million on opening weekend in France alone.
Based on the comic book series by Hergé, the film stars Jamie Bell as the voice of young reporter Tintin, Quantum of Solace’s Daniel Craig as pirate Red Rackham, and Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock. The animated adaptation follows Tintin, who finds himself tangled in a series of adventures while trying to pursue his stories.
The Adventures of Tintin is set to be released in the U.S. on December 21.
Though many believed the show was suffering, ratings picked up during the first live performances of this season on last week’s episode of The X Factor, and has now become the “No 1. reality show on broadcast television this fall,” with more than 13 million viewers, according to Fox. The talent-search show beat out other hit reality shows such as Survivor and Dancing with the Stars. Really? I would never have guessed…
“I am absolutely thrilled with the news,” says Executive Producer Simon Cowell, according to E!. “I have loved making the show and I want to thank Fox, our sponsors and most importantly, the fans for supporting The X Factor.”
With the second set of live performances airing on Wednesday evening, FOX will soon find out if they made the right decision or not. Let’s just hope the show can keep up its ratings!
The estranged father of 19-year-old singer and actress Charice Pempengco was stabbed to death in his hometown in the Philippines. The teen star, who was dubbed “The Most Talented Girl in the World” by none other than Oprah, had to pull out of a concert in Singapore when she got the horrible news.
She tweeted: “I have to go back to the Philippines as soon as possible to be with my family. I hope you all understand. I love you all and I will see you next year.”
From what The Associated Press is reporting, Charice hasn’t seen her father, construction worker Ricky Pempengo, for many years. According to local police, Ricky was stabbed with an ice pick after getting in a fight with a drunk man on the street.
We can’t imagine what Charice is going through right now. We send our condolences to her and her family. Watch the last interview we did with Charice here.
While some celebrities are dressing up in their scariest or hoochiest Halloween costumes, Kim Kardashian is donning her finest courtoom suit as she divorces Kris Humphries.
Married for only 72 days, the couple are splitting up today and TMZ is reporting it’s because Kim refused to move to Minnesota with her main man. Honestly, I don’t blame her, I wouldn’t move to Minnesota either. Kim and Kris Take Minnesota probably wouldn’t get good rating on E! Network.
Luckily, Kim made sure Kris signed a pre-nup. The couple did make it rain on their wedding day by dropping a whopping $10 million! That’s $138,888 for every day until today (TMZ did the math) which is probably what Kris makes in a year. Let’s be honest, Kim was definitely the bread-winner in that relationship, sucks Kris can’t get any slices of that loaf anymore.
And, if ghosts and goblins aren’t scary enough for you this Halloween, just picture a single, man-hungry Kim roaming the streets like Godzilla. That’ll make you scream in agony.
Are you doing anything next Thursday, November 3 at 7:56 p.m. ET? If not, mark it on your calendar.
Three of Twilight‘s biggest stars, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will appear on MTV to introduce a never-seen-before clip of the highly anticipated blockbuster film, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
The trio will also stick around after the clip to participate in a lengthy Q&A session hosted by MTV’s Josh Horowitz. When the three are together in the same room you know things will get very intimate and interesting. We like how anything can happen during this MTV special. KStew, Taylor and RPattz are never a dull moment.
Just in time for Halloween, a company called E-Poll conducted a survey to find out who gives America the creeps. The poll surveyed 1100 Americans and asked them to rate celebrities based on 100 different possible attributes. The following list indicates what percentage of the sample group checked off “creepy” for each celebrity.
1. Marilyn Manson..69%
2. Casey Anthony…57%
3. O.J. Simpson….56%
4. Spencer Prat….49%
5. Nadya Suleman…41%
6. Charlie Sheen…34%
7. Eliot Spitzer…34%
8. Woody Allen…..31%
9. Tim Burton……31%
10. Jesse James…..30%
Topping the list of creepy celebrities is a man who allegedly had a rib surgically removed in order to perform oral sex on himself (Marilyn Manson). Also on the list are two of America’s most famous accused murderers (Casey Anthony, O.J. Simpson) and a warlock from planet Awesome (Charlie Sheen). For the most part, the list is fairly predictable. The only real surprise is a neurotic film -maker who fell in love with his adopted daughter (Woody Allen). Perhaps that’s not as surprising as one may think.
Surprisingly, none of the cast members from Jersey Shore made the list. (Personally I thought The Situation was a shoe-in for the top spot.) None of the Guidos or Guidettes even broke the the top ten but somehow Eliot Spitzer has a strong hold on seventh spot.
In addition, the same survey also determined which celebrities have the most marketing potential. Of the top ten listed above, Spencer Pratt from The Hills and ‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman proved to have the least marketing potential, demonstrating that America will gladly watch these idiots but probably wouldn’t purchase a product they endorse.
These statistics are pretty reassuring. Americans show they haven’t lost the ability to think rationally and I agree with them. I would never purchase anything from a psychopath with a frozen sperm fetish. Nor would I buy anything from a delusional moron still caught in a shame spiral after he and his Franken-Bride were last seen on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Well done, America.
“Love on Top” singer Beyonce Knowles and her husband Jay-Z just found out they’re expecting a girl.
According to Yahoo, Beyonce always wanted to have a girl because she wants the same strong relationship she had with her mother, Tina.
Another source says Beyonce’s been buying a lot of stuff for the baby and by December, friends may not have anything left to buy for her and her baby.
We all know Queen B and Jay-Z are two of the most richest performers in this day and age. We also know the baby will be the most gorgeous but spoiled baby of all time.
That baby will have at least 5 nannies. The baby girl will go to a fancy boarding school in the South of France or another extravagant location. The baby will be born wearing the most expensive weave any hairdresser would be so lucky to style. The baby’s name will be something like Lavinder or Caviar or something else that sounds super exotic. The baby will be wearing diapers made our of silk and Beyonce will make a bib for us out of 100 dollar bills. The baby will be vegan because only rich snobby people are vegans (sup, Gwyneth Paltrow!). And, more importantly, that baby will never have any real friends because forever she’ll be paranoid of people dating her because she has rich famous parents.
When you thought you couldn’t get John Mayer to shut up about his latest conquests, the kind of Verbal Diarrhea gets struck with granuloma just above his vocal chord, thus making him shut up for a month.
John updated everyone on his blog the other day, explaining because of his recent throat surgery, he has to postpone the release of his album Born and Raised. He also has to be on complete vocal rest for the next 30 days. Somewhere, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston are having a big pow wow.
The 34-year-old singer-songwriter is known to talk out of his ass in the media. He’s pretty much made fun of every girl he’s ever dated, whether famous or not. It seems letting his bluesy rock music speak for himself just isn’t enough. Until now, I suppose.
Here are some of the most hilarious, albiet embarrassing John Mayer quotes.
On his former flame, Jessica Simpson: ”That girl is like crack cocaine to me. Sexually it was crazy…That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm.”
On his genitals: “My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a David Duke cock.”
On the black community: “What is being black?…It’s taking something that’s seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you’ll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude’s.”
On meteorology: “Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you’d bring me up in conversation forever. And when it rained, I’d be the talk of the day.”
On homosexuality: “All of a sudden I thought, I can outgay this guy right now. I grabbed him and gave him the dirtiest, tongue-iest kiss I have ever put on anybody—almost as if I hated fags.”
On pornography: “When I watch porn, if it’s not hot enough, I’ll make up backstories in my mind. My biggest dream is to write pornnography.”
I have to say, John has provided us with a ton of humour over the past few years. There’s nobody else that causes everyone in the world to facepalm. Quite frankly, I’m sure the word “facepalm” didn’t exist until John Mayer. This upcoming month without him chirping about some bullshit should be ike a well deserved vacation for all.
We all know singers crossover on to television at one point or another.
Kelly Clarkson, of American Idol fame, has been seen and heard everywhere lately to promote her new album Stronger. The other day the Idol champ took to her blog to mention her desire to appear on the NBC hit sitcom Parks & Recreation.
“It’s hilarious! I am a bad actress but maybe I could play a bad actress! I would nail that! I need to be in a scene with Ron Swanson. I love all of them but the trucker stache gets me every time,” she wrote.
The first time Kelly Clarkson got bit by the acting bug was in 2003 when her and Idol runner-up Justin whats-his-face-no-one-really-cared-about-him starred in the summer flop From Justin To Kelly. That movie tanked at the box office faster than Lindsay Lohan at a coke buffet. But now, it seems Kelly Clarkson is looking back in laughter, realizing she made a bad call. Good on her for owning up to her failures!
Kelly is a very sweet, bubbly girl and she would indeed perk up the NBC show. Lots of famous stars have made a cameo on Amy Phoeler’s show, including comedian Louis C.K. and basketball legend Detlef Schrempf. I’m sure the Parks and Rec department can make a little room for an American Idol contestant in the near future.