Did You Hear?
:: Amy Winehouse was spotted on the streets of London clad in more than just a pair of bloody ballet flats and a bra. So basically, it was a good day for her. [Bossip]
:: Hilary Duff announced that she will pen a young adult book series. The first novel, Elixir, is said to follow “the worldwide adventures of young photojournalist Clea Raymond.” So… this won’t be a thinly veiled biography about the life of an actress/pop star engaged to a hockey player? Then why is Hill writing it? [Pop Crunch]
:: Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet tour DVD hits stores at the end of the month—catch a clip of Justin Timberlake and Timbaland performing “4 Minutes” on stage with the Material Girl (although chances are you already have, since it was the most successful tour by a solo artist ever). [Pop Eater]
:: Wayne Coyne wants to cast Justin Timberlake in a new Flaming Lips movie. Everybody, please: stop distracting the man from releasing a new album! [Rolling Stone]
After the jump: we dance through the decades with Alanis Morissette’s history-making music video.
Music on TV Today:
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) – Alkaline Trio
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) – Ryan Bingham
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) – Manchester Orchestra
:: Late Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) – The National
:: Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) – Temper Trap
VIDEO REWIND OF THE DAY: Everyone, including us, are waxing poetic about the new cast of Dancing with the Stars, but after rewatching Alanis Morissette’s 1999 video for “So Pure” (off her sophomore album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie) we have to wonder why she wasn’t asked to compete on the TV show. (Or maybe she was asked and turned down the offer?) The video incorporates various styles of dance—swing, tango, tap, modern dance, etc.—and hell, Alanis even plays a ballroom competition dancer in one of the vid’s segments! We think she could even blow Nicole Scherzinger out of the water if she signed on board.
Interesting trivia: “So Pure” was the first music video in history to have its official premiere on the web; AOL exclusively streamed it for its members on June 25, 1999. Eleven years later, music videos would pretty much live online now that MTV and VH1 have given all their airtime to reality shows.
Have a great day!