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James Van Der Beek Is In Ke$ha’s Creek Now


A hearty congratulations to James Van Der Beek for finally getting a job! The former “Dawson’s Creek” star appears in the music video for Ke$ha’s “Blow” — playing himself. The glitter-addicted pop singer refers to him as “James Van Der Douche” and — spoiler alert! — kills him in the end, displayed his head on a wall with placard that reads “James Van Der Dead.” Betcha he wishes he could have stayed in Capeside forever… Keep reading »

Adele Turns 21, Gives You A Gift

I am a sucker for British broads with big voices and a retro vibe. Of this genre, Adele is by far and away my favorite. You’d think that an album titled 21—as in, her age when she recorded it last year—would be hopelessly naive but instead it is totally gorgeous and dripping with mature emotion. The record kicks off with “Rolling in the Deep,” a power soul track about the end of a relationship that can basically be summed up with the words “your loss.” Oh, and her cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” is just divine. Overall, listening to this album is more healing than burning all the pictures of your ex. Though you can still do that, too.

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The Monkees Touring This Summer

I loved The Monkees. No, I LOVED The Monkees. I wasn’t alive when the foursome—the American answer to The Beatles—ruled the television and music charts in the ’60s, but I was around when their eponymous television series aired on Nick at Nite in the ’80s. I watched every night and always had a philosophical debate about whether I had a bigger crush on Davey Jones (the sensitive, British guy) or Micky Dolenz (the quirky drummer/singer). So I am pretty ecstatic that the band will be touring the UK to celebrate their 45th anniversary. And look, it kicks off on my birthday—May 12! Davey and Micky are both on board for the tour, as is Peter Tork—only Mike Nesmith opted not to be a part of the event. I might even possibly go to London for this. Maybe. [UPI] Keep reading »

Richie Sambora Is A Serious Relationship Pessimist

“I’m on a search for my future ex-wife. I’m just looking for the right person to have more children [with]. I just love being a dad.”

—Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi is single and on the prowl after breaking up with Heather Locklear in 2006, and then her bestie Denise Richards a year later. If all he wants is a womb, might I suggest a surrogate rather than a girlfriend? [People] Keep reading »

6 Music Videos With Obvious Product Placement

So what’s the deal with all the product placement in music videos these days? Sure Britney’s video earlier today was filled with subtle – and not so subtle – references to products available on the market. So what’s the deal?

Well, product placements help offset the costs of making videos, which are normally paid for by the record label and the artist. According to a report released last summer by PQ Media, a research firm, the money spent on product placement in recorded music grew 8 percent in 2009 compared with the year before, while overall paid product placement declined 2.8 percent, to $3.6 billion.

Revenue from product placement in music videos totaled $15 million to $20 million last year, more than double the amount in 2000.

Christina, Ke$ha, Travie McCoy and Kylie are all guilty… Read more… Keep reading »

Woo Hoo! New Radiohead Album And Video


It feels like Christmas in February listening to the new Radiohead album, King of Limbs, which is available for download today from Radiohead.com. As exciting? This new video for “Lotus Flower.” Oh, how I love Thom Yorke’s dancing. His moves are just adorable in an awkward yet not-at-all awkward way. This definitely undoes the “Hold It Against Me” disappointment. Keep reading »

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