Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kylie Celebrates 45th Birthday By Dropping Her 'Skirt'

Kylie Minogue isn't taking a break on her 45th birthday, letting her her latest single, "Skirt," drop online.

The Australian dance icon revealed the new song on her Twitter today with the message "Birthday Surprise!!!" Producer Nom de Strip uploaded the track to his SoundCloud.

"Skirt" is a drastic EDM turn for the Australian dance icon, incorporating a strong dubstep sound with an up-all-night club beat. The chorus is more familiar territory while still advancing the singer into the evolving EDM scene. Die hard Kylie fans may not know exactly what they're listening to at first, but the track grows on you and makes you move.

"Skirt" is the first new song Minogue has released since "Timebomb" last year, coinciding with the release of her latest compilation album, The Best of Kylie Minogue. "Timebomb" was Minogue's fastest-selling single in the states since "Can't Get You Outta My Head"

Monday, May 27, 2013

Cannes' Golden Palme Warms Up To 'Blue'

Director Abdellatif Kechiche, center, with stars Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopolous collect the Palme d'Or for the film 'La Vie d'Adèle- Chapitre 1 & 2 (Blue is the Warmest Colour).'                                                                                                                                                                    Photo courtesy of EPA

A French film about a young woman's lesbian romance took the Palme d'Or Sunday Night at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

"La Vie d'Adèle- Chapitre 1 & 2 (Blue is the Warmest Colour)" took the top award at the renowned festival, splitting the prize three ways among its director, Abdellatif Kechiche, and two stars, Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopolous.

The film was selected for the top prize by a jury that was headed by director Steven Spielberg, with actors Nicole Kidman and Christoph Waltz, and two-time Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee serving as jury members.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Big Bang Theory, American Horror Story Lead Critics' Choice TV Nominations

CBS laffer "The Big Bang Theory" and FX's horror drama "American Horror Story: Asylum" earned six nominations for the 3rd Annual Choice TV Awards Wednesday morning.

The NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation" and the Sundance miniseries mystery "Top of the Lake" were close behind with five nominations each.

The Broadcast Journalists TV Association will announce the winners on June 10, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

"Bang" earned nominations for best comedy series, comedy actor (Jim Parsons), supporting comedy actor (Simon Helberg), supporting comedy actress (Kaley Cuoco and Melissa Rauch) and guest comedy performer (Bob Newhart). This is the show's and Jim Parsons third nominations in their categories, and the first for all of the others. Parsons won the inaugural award in 2011.

The other nominated laffers include, all from different networks, include "Louie" (FX), "The Middle" (ABC), "New Girl (FOX), "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)" and "Veep" (HBO)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Early Grammy Nominations (2012/2013)

With only a month-and-half left in the 2012-2013 Grammy eligibility window, the amount of Grammy-worthy (or at least some overly popular Grammy fare) is really starting to emerge. Taylor Swift's "Red" and Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" just to name a couple. What other late-2012, 2013 releases could grab Grammy's attention before year's end?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Movie Review: 'Iron Man 3' Just Another Pointless Superhero Flick

Tony Stark keeps his swag after "The Avengers," still run down and tired. Image: Disney/Marvel

Not since "Lincoln" can I remember being so bored sitting through a movie, and I sat through the Romanian juggernaut, "Beyond the Hills." Of course I wasn't expecting "Iron Man 3" to be a great film by any means, but I'd be damned if I thought it was going to be so boring. A boring action movie. Yes, I've come to learn that they are possible.