Though Katy Perry's new Part of Me styles itself as another 3D concert docu-flick a la Justin Bieber's Never Say Never the film comes across more like a Bravo reality show spliced with confetti-filled concert sequences And that's no mistake the Magical Elves production team famous for churning out slick...
It was clear even before Friday night’s performance of Michael Jackson’s Cirque Du Soleil spectacular, The IMMORTAL World Tour (playing three nights at LA’s Staples Center) began that this would be a night dedicated to celebrating the glory of Michael’s legacy: we saw so many little kids in fedoras moonwalking in the lobby to even count. And Jackson’s presence, whether seen on screen as a little boy or in footage from his legendary videos, consistently drew an ecstatic response from the crowd. As a memorial to the King Of Pop, the show totally worked; as a Cirque Du Soleil show, it came up pretty flat
When they make the Gil Scott Heron bio-pic, the lead is obviously going to be played by Common . But in the musical (not the poetry) sequences, they may well dub in? José James . OK, he might be an octave too high but the absolute command of his voice that Gil and Sly Stone shared–not just pitch or lungpower but the ability to find the little idiosyncrasies of his own voice and shape them musically–lives on in JJ
Music: Great Job, Internet!: Dubstep Transformers video almost justifies dubstep’s existence. Almost.
Beyond the much-loved Dogstep video, dubstep hasn’t really been put to much use beyond stoner college kids scoring muted episodes of Planet Earth to pulsating whomps. No one really knows what to do with dubstep, and with the rise of “post-dubstep” artist James Blake, it seems like the world has moved on. But YouTuber Salad UK hasn’t let go just yet.
For a show that will no doubt be referred to as a wannabe Glee , we see absolutely nothing Glee -like about the new NBC musical dramedy Smash , starring American Idol Season 5 runner-up Katherine McPhee. Jump below to watch a preview and see for yourself. The show, which will air Mondays on NBC in the 10 p.m.