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Getting To Know Ke$ha

When I first heard “Tik Tok”, I thought, “Ok, this is pretty catchy – let me check the video.” Once I saw the video, I thought, “Interesting, this girl could really strike a nerve with the disposable pop market, but does she have more?” Then I heard “Blah Blah Blah” (she’s filming the video now for it as the 2nd release) and I thought, “Again, disposable but catchy as hell – two hot songs off a debut track plus an image that’s quite marketable, hmmm…” But then I heard the album about a month in advance and there are about 5-6 possible hits, I think we could have a new pop star – let’s see if she can deepen her image now and make herself not only marketable but also credible as well. I love that she was on Flo Rida’s “Right Round” but didn’t get paid and also declined to be part of the video, she said no. I like that she’s pretty forthcoming about her message and her struggles, and I most of all like that she appears to be in on the joke, if that makes sense.

Anyway, I won’t bore you with my entire timeline of thoughts about her and perhaps you don’t give this kind of thought to a new artist breaking into the market, but it’s something I’ve been doing since I was in high school, so indulge me if you would. This all leads to an interesting interview that she gave, and I’m including a few highlights (or factoids) below and here is a link for the full interview:

  • She was on The Simple Life with Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton because the producers were looking for a highly eccentric family and her family won out.
  • While they were at her home, her demo tape had made its way to Dr Luke, the Swedish songwriter behind hits for Kelly Clarkson (Since U Been Gone), Katy Perry (I Kissed a Girl) and Pink (Who Knew). He called the Kesha’s house at the worst time possible – a petulant pre-motherhood Nicole Richie answered. “She hung up on him,” Ke$ha recalls. “She said ‘Oh, it was just some guy’. Thank God he called back. She could have ruined everything, that bitch! Luckily she didn’t.”
  • She once puked in Paris’ closet at a party.
  • She sang back-up for Britney Spears, but I’m not sure of the track.
  • She was in Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” video.
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January 19, 2010 Posted by | Music | , , , | Leave a comment

Why People (Might) Hate John Mayer

John MayerNo, it’s not because of his music so much…although I haven’t personally ever been drawn to it. It’s not because he’s unattractive because he’s quite easy on the eyes – and I would venture to even say that he’s smart, cerebral even. But then he turns around and gives an interview like this, you know, cause he’s being funny. Or maybe just an asshole. What do you think?

What do you think about health care? Would you take the public option?

Have you ever heard me play guitar? I’m really fucking good. You know what I’m bad at? Answering questions about public health care. This is not in my wheelhouse. Do you have any questions about music? I almost got a mad need to lighten up. You need to lighten up, because the questions you asked me were all trouble-making questions. If someone gave me the Nobel Peace Prize, and I didn’t deserve it, I would just shut my mouth and enjoy the hell out of it.

Which I’m sure he’s doing.
What’s he going to do, send it back? It’s like I’m getting a wrongful bulge in my pants and everyone’s thinking I’ve got a nine-inch cock. I’m not going to argue with them, I’m going to let them think I have a nine-inch cock.”

How about a style question?
“Yes, this seems to be apropos. Do you get paid for this?”

I do it more for fun.
“You do this for fun? That’s like me saying … never mind.”

What do you think about guys with seventies mustaches?
“I don’t give a fuck about who wears their face what way. If I could grow a beard, I’d have some nutty things going on on my face.”

You can’t grow a beard?
“It’s a pituitary thing. I know you’re not that much of a moron.

These are questions my editor wanted me to ask. I’m trying to build my journalistic career here.
“You’re not building a journalistic career. You’re making yourself look like a moron and you’re not a moron. Who’s your editor?”

Jada.
“Jada is making you sound like a moron in front of people.”

Why don’t you tell me about your new album? You’ve been in the studio for a while.
“I have a record coming out November 17.”

Any particular theme or inspiration behind this one that makes it different from previous albums?
“Look what we’re doing right now! We’re connecting right now! This is great! Yeah, it’s going to be quite melodically bright, but the themes are all about heartbreak.”

Check out more of his interview fuckery and his “Who Says” video after the jump.

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October 14, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, Music, Music Video | , , | 1 Comment

Jon Stewart Shuts Jim Cramer Down Like A Bad Restaurant

Jon Stewart is awesome – always willing to say what I think many Americans want to say. Brilliant!

March 13, 2009 Posted by | Economy | , , , | Leave a comment

Lindsay Lohan Gives Good…Interviews

lindsey-lohanShe’s interviewed for, um, Interview Magazine and it’s conducted by Lauren Hutton. Really? 

Anyway, it’s always nice to look behind the mask we see on TMZ or X17 where she looks angry at the world, simply tabloid fodder with no discernible talent to speak of, even if we know that’s not true. Below is an excerpt and I really enjoyed reading it, despite the “stop looking at me” references. 

LH: Everything you try, everything you do at that age-it’s all to find out what moves you.

LL: I feel like the modeling industry is a little bit more accepting of women who make mistakes. They appreciate the idea of icons. I found that when I worked with Bert Stern on re-creating the Marilyn Monroe shoot for New York magazine-the one she did right before she passed? When I was able to shoot with him and do that . . . Although I was also terrified to do it because, I mean, we’re two very different people, and I was only 21.

LH: But you had to channel her.

LL: I did. But when I did that shoot, people didn’t frown upon it. People were like, “That’s a bold thing to do.” People looked at that shoot more than they’ve looked at any film I’ve done in the past four or five years. And I like to do movies, because I love becoming different characters, and telling different stories through different eyes, and affecting someone’s life in one way or another.

LH: What emotions do you find easiest to access as an actress? Which ones do you find difficult?

LL: It’s funny because being comedic and happy and lighthearted is who I am as a person, so they’re easier emotions for me to connect with. The challenge is accessing pain, angst,   depression. . . It’s more exciting because it gives me somewhere to go and allows me to tap into a part of myself that everyone can relate to. But movies can change things. If you’re fighting with your boyfriend, you can go to the movies and cry it out and leave happy because the ending of the film is happy.

Read the rest here

January 8, 2009 Posted by | Did you know?, Movies | , , , , | Leave a comment

Going To The Scrip Club With Pac Man Jones

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Pac Man Jones is in a head-to-head contest with ‘It’s Britney Bitch’ for the 2008 Best Answer to an Interview Question!

December 28, 2008 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Not To Do During An Interview

December 19, 2008 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , | Leave a comment

Jennifer Aniston Does Letterman

Nice stems Jen.


Part 1 above and Part 2 after the jump.

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December 18, 2008 Posted by | Movies | , , , , | Leave a comment

Looks Who’s Back, Shady’s Back

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Eminem has revealed details of his long-awaited new album, “Relapse,” in an exclusive interview with Billboard, conducted via email. The set is due next spring from Shady/Interscope.

Eminem is working on “Relapse” with longtime collaborator Dr. Dre, who put his own album, “Detox,” on the backburner to help bring the project to completion.

“Me and Dre are back in the lab like the old days, man,” Eminem says. “Just him banging away on tracks and me getting that little spark that makes me write to it. I don’t have chemistry like that with anyone else as far as producers go — not even close. Dre will end up producing the majority of the tracks on Relapse.’ We are up to our old mischievous ways … let’s just leave it at that.”

A handful of songs intended for “Relapse” have leaked online, most recently “Crack a Bottle,” leaving Eminem “really heated. It wasn’t close to finished, and it even has me doing guide vocals for Dre as a suggestion of how he could lay his verses down. It’s like someone catches you peeping in your window before you got the Spider Man costume all zipped up! Nobody is supposed to see that. We are gonna finish it up though and get it out there how it’s supposed to be.”

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December 12, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Obama ‘Meets the Press’ and Talks Economy

Watch it here

December 7, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Economy | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hottie Poll: Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal has gone from geeky adorable to studly buffster over the years, which do you prefer? I want to know.

jake-dd  jake-bb   jake-2  jake-3  jake-4  jake-5  jake-santa  jake-6  jake-1  

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November 14, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Hotness | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bill O’Reilly Gets Spun on The Daily Show

Jon Stewart tells Bill O’Reilly that gay marriage is the next step in America’s tradition. Watch these two go at it a bit, although you won’t probably change your opinion of either. Go Jon!

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November 14, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Funny, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amy Winehouse Is Coherent

Amy Winehouse talks a bit about seeing Blake, and it’s nice to see her looking a little bit more human and a little less cracked out. Keep it up!

Since I can’t embed it (damn it!), have a look over at TMZ

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lindsay Lohan Is A Try-Sexual (And I love it!)

lindsay-lohanLindsay Lohan gives an interview in the upcoming Harper’s Bazaar and she pretty much opens up about her relationship with Samantha Ronson, and I’m very impressed. As a person who has also dated women in the past, it’s important to note that not everyone is 100% one way or another. I appreciate her need to 1) not jinx something so private but also, 2) to not succumb to the public’s need to categorize her but doing so without lying. LYING IS THE WORST, I hate that shit. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“I feel like it jinxes it,” Lindsay says cryptically. “It’s hard. The second I start talking about whomever I’m seeing, a month or two later it’s failed.” The two have been inseparable for months. They have been photographed together on countless occasions: at Ronson’s sister’s fashion show in New York; cavorting in bikinis on the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico; at Lindsay’s prom-themed 22nd-birthday party this past summer.

“I think it’s pretty obvious who I’m seeing,” Lindsay admits after much, much prodding. “I think it’s no shock to anyone that it’s been going on for quite some time. … She’s a wonderful person and I love her very much.” Continue reading

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, gay rights, Inspiration | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Speaking of Pink Interviews…

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I guess she was doing an interview in New Zealand that went really really badly and she ended up walking off, and it might cost the interviewer her job. Read on:

A TVNZ investigation into an incident between One News’ Australian correspondent Hannah Hodson and pop sensation Pink’s management may cost the reporter her job, the journalist’s colleagues fear.

Sunday News has been told the interview, at Sydney’s swanky InterContinental Hotel on Thursday, was “so bad” Pink walked out, and that afterwards her management tried to forcefully remove the interview tape from TVNZ’s camera, sparking an ugly confrontation. Continue reading

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Music | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beyonce Wants To Be Wonder Woman

So Beyonce was giving an interview with L.A. Times and expressed an interest in playing the iconic female superhero Wonder Woman. Here’s her quote:beyonce1

“I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It’s time for that, right?”

Um, I guess it could be cool – I mean, I’m all for doing the unexpected and can appreciate that she would want to have a go at it. Hell, I wouldn’t mind being Spider Man actually, well, because I would love to have a trainer whip me into shape to wear that little leotard thingy, doesn’t every little boy want to be a superhero? Ok, enough daydreaming, this isn’t about me. 

What do you think about Beyonce wanting to play Wonder Woman?

wonder-woman  OR  wonder-woman-lc

November 8, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Movies | , , , , , , | Leave a comment