It has been quite a journey for American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. After winning in May 2012, he went from his parent’s pawn shop to having a platinum hit with “Home,” which also happened to be the official song of the US women’s gymnastic’s team during the London Games.
That’s a lot to take in in a short amount of time.
His debut album The World from the Side of the Moon was released on Nov. 19. In this exclusive video, Phillips talks about his journey: “Having this all happen in such a short amount of time is just a blessing because I love music so much. It’s very therapeutic for me and I’m sure it is for so many other people. To be able to do that, to say I do this for a living, is just amazing,” he said.
In the midst of travelling and meeting so many new people, he has managed to stay grounded, remembering those moments at the beginning of his career: “I remember playing gigs and there’d be like five or ten people there,” he said. “I remember those small gigs when nobody was really listening. Now everybody’s just so into it when I go out to play and it’s an amazing feeling.”
You should really be careful what you say, or else karma will come right up to you and kick you in the nuts (literally). During the London Games Australian sports commenter Sam Newman called taekwondo the most ridiculous thing he’d ever seen — not in a good way. He caused an uproar and though he was originally going to retract what he said, he didn’t end up doing it.
That’s where Aussie Olympians Safwan Khalil and Carmen Marton come in. They appeared on The Footy Show and made Newman reconsider his words… and eventually apologize.
I find the Olympics are kind of like Christmas. While it’s happening, you indulge in the camaraderie with family and friends but as soon as it’s over, it’s over. Being reminded of that glorious time is like dangling a piece of pie in front of your face and chanting, no you can’t have it. That’s why I dragged over this mashup of the best Olympics moments from the London Games. But it’s actually pretty funny and I assure you that you’ll watch more than you intend.
Nothing beats Ed Sheeran giving the finger and thumbs up to a camera and saying “Lets go get really drunk” followed by Harry saying ”Okay!”
This video was shot after the London Games’ epic Closing Ceremony and features some of the performers, including Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Spice Girls and Russell Brand. It’s one of those fly on the wall videos where you get to see what happened AFTER the performance.
Some key scenes? Niall taking a fanboy-style photo of Liam and Louis, Russell Brand wading into the crowd like a Greek god and the Spice Girls chatting with friends.
Watch it here:
David Beckham surprised 60 fans in Westfield Stratford City yesterday while they were posing for souvenir photos across from Olympic Park. The Galaxy midfielder hid outside an Adidas photo booth at a shopping mall and revealed himself from behind the wall. As soon as they saw him, their expressions changed to complete shock and excitement.
While I’d love to be photobombed by Beckham (yes please) I’m pretty sure my face would turn beat red and I’d erupt in a fit of nervous giggles. The most moving part is when one of the younger boys starts crying upon seeing his idol. ADORBZ!
Beckham is supposedly going to be involved in the London Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday even though he’s not on the British men’s soccer team. This clip shows what a genuinely good guy he must be!!
Watch it here: