Covering songs is dangerous. You have to pick something obscure enough that a zillion people haven’t already done it, but recognizable enough that the audience will want to sing along. You have to give the song your own spin, while keeping true enough to the original that the song maintains its basic shape. So I think it’s a little strange that Katy Perry
decided to cover “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga
‘s new single that’s been accused of being a Madonna “Express Yourself” rip-off. Why? Well, because it’s so darn new. Also, I think the song is kind of a snoozer, so it you aren’t gonna pop out of an egg/womb-thingy for it, why bother? [People
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isn’t waiting for the sun to come out tomorrow
. She has dropped her new video for “21st Century Girl,” which takes her to the desert, where she turns sand into a butterfly and runs with wolves. Well, until she pulls some buildings into place and peels away the desert to reveal a city street. I was admiring how amazing her yellow puff sleeve top looks with that red Galliano-esque skirt when I remembered that she is
actually a 21st Century Girl—born on October 31, 2000. And then I just felt kinda old. [PopEater
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Confession: I love karaoking Avril Lavigne songs. I mean, “He was a sk8er boi/ she said see ya later boi?” The girl is obviously a genius. Okay, okay—in her defense, that was a song she penned at age 17 when everything seemed so complicated, even though it wasn’t really. Now, nine years later—after a divorce and a year dating Brody Jenner—I’m sort of curious to see what the Canadian rocker/pop star sounds like. Her new album still boasts tracks like “4 Real” that have me a little scared it’ll be more of the same, but I’m crossing my fingers that there will be a bit of growth on this new one. So consider this a recommendation with a heavy wink.
is returning to “Glee
” and this time her character, substitute teacher Holly Holiday
, is teaching sex ed. In this clip, she rocks black leather, does a chair dance, and strips down while singing Joan Jett’s “Do You Wanna Touch” for Will Schuester and the kids of New Directions. There, oh yeah.
At the same time, Gwyneth Paltrow: The Album is even closer to becoming a reality. Keep reading »
They say music soothes the savage beast, but it seems to us that the best musically-driven movie scenes do just the opposite: They get our toes tapping, our hands clapping and our rumps shaking. When executed the right way, scenes that heavily involve music — such as the ‘Tiny Dancer’ sing-along in Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ — can leave unforgettable impressions for decades to come.
Just how near and dear to cinephiles’ hearts are such scenes? Well, take it from us: They are very important. As we set about to determine our list of the 50 all-time best music scenes in film history, the arguments that erupted around the Moviefone office as we whittled down our list were more contentious than a Rabbit vs. Papa Doc rap battle. Keep reading »
Even if you’re not a fan of Lady Gaga
‘s music — and would rather The Frisky didn’t post photos
of her in nude catsuits — her appreciation and love for her fans can’t be denied. At her show last night in Toronto, Gaga invited 10-year-old Maria Aragon on stage to duet with her on “Born This Way.”
Gaga saw Maria performing the song in a little YouTube video
— which has over 17 million views! — and was so impressed that she called her up and asked if she wanted to sing live. Check out a photo of Gaga clearly moved by Maria’s performance, after the jump… Keep reading »