Archive: Jun 2008

‘Camp Rock’ Already Developing Sequel

Hoping to extend the life of its sweet, sweet Jonas Brothers cash cow, the Disney Channel is already developing a sequel to the trio’s not-quite-High School Musical-but-it’ll-do vehicle Camp Rock, which brought in 8.9 million viewers for its debut airing Friday.

By: Kate Richardson / June 25, 2008

Jennifer Hudson Hates Boyfriend, Loves Campari

Frustrated by a boyfriend who won’t let her breathe, Jennifer Hudson puts on a form-flattering ensemble and hits the club, where the camera, previously devoted to the Dreamgirls star, is quickly distracted by a bottle of Campari.

By: anthonyjmiccio / June 25, 2008

Despite efforts from the MPAA, the RIAA, the CIA, and the KKK, P2P networks were responsible for 44 percent of total Internet bandwidth last month, a 3 percent increase from last year.

By: anthonyjmiccio / June 25, 2008

P2P Networks Responsible for 44% of Last Month’s Internet Bandwidth

Despite efforts from the MPAA, the RIAA, the CIA, and the KKK, P2P networks were responsible for 44 percent of total Internet bandwidth last month, a 3 percent increase from last year.

By: anthonyjmiccio / June 25, 2008

Lou Piniella And Ozzie Guillen Might Want To Stick To Managing

As evidenced by this ad for a Chicago car dealership, which pits the Windy City’s lovable managerial duo in a rap battle that no one wins. (The Dugout hypothesizes what the director’s cut of the ad, featuring Jim “Word Up” Thome, might have been like.)…

By: Maura / June 25, 2008

Should Writers Tell Rappers About Girl Talk?: A “Post-Millennial” Dilemma

MTV’s James Montgomery recently found himself in a bit of a kwinky-dink when he realized he was listening to Girl Talk’s Feed The Animals on a plane while LL Cool J, whose “Mama Said Knock You Out” is sampled with impunity, sat in first class, oblivious to the lift. Should the writer leave coach and…

By: anthonyjmiccio / June 25, 2008

“Nashville Star” Will Not Let The Clique Girlz Get Shoved Down Its Throat

Yesterday, I wondered why Danity Kane, and not the previously advertised Pussycat Dolls, were the featured group of pop tartlets on Nashville Star’s Very Special Country Goes Pop (To Widen Our Demographic) episode. Apparently my initial speculation about there being some sort of feud between Nicole Scherzinger and Jewel was slightly off–TMZ is claiming that…

By: Maura / June 25, 2008

Rivers Cuomo’s “Let’s Write A Sawng” Track Surprisingly Better Than Most Of “Red Album”

The NME is awfully excited about the leaked Weezer track “Turnin’ Turnin’,” which appeared online without warning today. “The backdrop for the YouTube video shows the cover of the band’s recent self-titled album, known as The Red Album, suggesting that the new song may be recent!” Yup, and if they’d checked out Rivers Cuomo’s “Let’s

By: anthonyjmiccio / June 25, 2008

The semi-enjoyable guitar-toting boy band McFly is the latest band to package an album with a copy of the Sunday paper; next month, they’ll distribute some three million copies of their new album, Radio:ACTIVE, with the Mail On Sunday, which pulled a similar stunt with Prince last year.

By: Maura / June 25, 2008

McFly to Release Album with Sunday Paper

The semi-enjoyable guitar-toting boy band McFly is the latest band to package an album with a copy of the Sunday paper; next month, they’ll distribute some three million copies of their new album, Radio:ACTIVE, with the Mail On Sunday, which pulled a similar stunt with Prince last year.

By: Maura / June 25, 2008

Say goodbye to those days when you could pick up an Adele CD with your Caramel Frappucino: Starbucks will dump almost all of its in-store music offerings over the next three months, according to sources.

By: Maura / June 25, 2008

Starbucks to Stop Offering In-Store Music

Say goodbye to those days when you could pick up an Adele CD with your Caramel Frappucino: Starbucks will dump almost all of its in-store music offerings over the next three months, according to sources.

By: Maura / June 25, 2008

New Guns N’ Roses Track Gets Tweaked By Buddyhead

“Hey, Axl! Wake up, man! Been 14 years, 15 years you’ve been sleeping… get your hair braided, man. Let’s do this!”…

By: anthonyjmiccio / June 25, 2008

Maxwell Thinks BET Is Simply Beautiful

Al Green was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at last night’s BET Awards, and to celebrate him, the producers had Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton pay tribute to him in song.

By: Maura / June 25, 2008

Anybody Know If Soulja Boy Stayed In To Watch TV Last Night?

So here’s a little conspiracy theory for you: What if Ice-T started that whole verbal slapfight with Soulja Boy last week because he wanted to put the word out there that he was ready to feud with anyone ….

By: Maura / June 25, 2008

Can Robin Thicke Help Eve Finally Get Her Album Out?

ARTIST: Eve
SONG TITLE: “Fantasy (feat. Robin Thicke)”
WEB DEBUT: June 24, 2008…

By: anthonyjmiccio / June 25, 2008

Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland To Sell Albini-Minded Cover Album Online

Ah, Wes Borland. When you’re playing with Limp Bizkit, everyone talks about how you’re actually a good guitar player who listens to Portishead and Ween. But when you start your own band, nobody ever gives a shit. Ironically, the upcoming covers album from your Black Light Burns–which promises tributes to Fiona Apple, your old band…

By: anthonyjmiccio / June 25, 2008

R. Kelly Looks Around Our Interconnected World And Sees Only The Lonely

ARTIST: R. Kelly
TITLE: “Playas Get Lonely”
WEB DEBUT: June 25, 2008…

By: Maura / June 25, 2008

Toby Keith’s “Beer For My Horses” Movie Is Ready To Roll

Yes, Beer For My Horses, the country caper based on Toby Keith’s legendary ode to lynching (starring Keith, Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent, and Claire Forlani), has a trailer out and will be hitting theaters this August. As shown above, Ted Nugent will be playing a crazed gun enthusiast named Skunk, and judging by Keith’s fond…

By: anthonyjmiccio / June 25, 2008

BET Awards Honor The Young, The Old, The Dead, And The-Dream

The list of winners from last night’s BET Awards is full of fascination and surprise for any nerd who can’t help but care. Did the right “feat. T-Pain” win Best Collaboration? (Yes.) Is Missy Elliott doing better than any female artist who actually released an album in the last year? (Lil’ Mama was robbed!) Did…

By: anthonyjmiccio / June 25, 2008
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