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» posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 1:58 pm by itsakpopthing
By Features staff
As part of a series of events celebrating the 75th anniversary of folklorist Zora Neale Hurston’s contemporary classic “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” Roger Williams University will host the 12th annual Prof. John Howard Birss Jr. Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 29, and an accompanying library exhibition through March 8. The keynote address, “Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Meditation on Life,” will be presented by Deborah G. Plant, chair and associate professor of Africana studies at the University of South Florida. The free presentation begins at 3 p.m. in Room G01 in Global Heritage Hall on RWU’s Bristol campus. For more information on the series contact James Tackach, professor of English at RWU, at (401) 254-3234.
» posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2011 at 2:03 am by itsakpopthing
Zombies are big, big, big these days and what better occasion than Halloween to bring them home. Only in a sweet way of course. Dr. Dreadful Zombie Labs produce gross and gummy treats that kids (7-years-old and older) can create…
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» posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 at 10:27 pm by itsakpopthing
Katy Perry, Pitbull, Chris Brown and Adele also found support from MTV.com readers.
By James Montgomery
Photo: Getty Images
Now that school’s out and folks are slathering on the sunscreen, we figured it was time to take the temperature of the annual Summer Jam Sweepstakes — the race to dominate the airwaves (and your tanning playlist) during the long, hot months of the year.
So last week, we published our initial rankings in the race for the Summer Jam crown, a list that was topped by Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” with Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” and LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” following close behind. A whole host of other big-name stars — like Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Adele, to name just a few — also made the cut, along with some dark-horse candidates (like Foster the People, Maroon 5 and David Guetta) who are determined to make this competition close.
Of course, our rankings had you talking too — in fact, the conversation in our comments section got so huge (we even heard from a Hall of Fame third baseman!) that we’ve decided to spotlight some of the best back-and-forth right now. What’s your pick for the Song of Summer 2011? Here’s what you had to say:
“This has been Katy’s decade so far! She made pop music fun again.” — Tuffy Luvvy
” ‘Lighters’ by Eminem, Royce and Bruno Mars all the way, baby! It’s a long-shot, I know. I think Katy Perry will get it, but you never know.” — lilbittaflava
“I like Katy, but ‘I Wanna Go’ from Britney sounds more like a summer song.” — Aaron
“Britney Spears! ‘I Wanna Go’ just makes my summer great!” — Melissa Goulart
“Britney Spears all the way! ‘I Wanna Go’ all the way! I’m still in love with Pitbull’s ‘Give Me Everything,’ and his album is amazing. Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’ is sick, love it!” — RyanJaggerz
” ‘The Edge of Glory’ is a glorious pop anthem-masterpiece, no need for it to be crowned as a ‘jam.’ Adele’s ‘Rolling’ is heart-touching, breathtaking and also a masterpiece.” — Spyros Venturis
” ‘Moves Like Jagger’ by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera is amazing!” — SuperZonic Jbsz
“Oh I couldn’t believe when I saw them, thank you so much MTV for putting them on the list … I love them, talking about of course FOSTER THE PEOPLE YEAHHHHHHH.” — hotalejandro
” ‘Tonight Tonight’ by Hot Chelle Rae! I could party to that every day of the summer.” — WhatShouldIDo?
“You guys forgot about New Boyz ft. Chris Brown, ‘Better With the Lights Off,’ and Lupe Fiasco ft. Trey Songz, ‘Outta My Head.’ ” — booklady
“All these songs have that ‘I’ve heard it all before’ sound to them. Nothing special about any of the songs on the list. A lot of the ‘artists’ on this list would be better off working a mop at a Waffle House. It’s Kanye’s fault.” — Mike Schmidt
What do you think? Share your Summer Jam picks in the comments below!
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» posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 7:52 am by itsakpopthing
Crowd gasps at Lady Gaga performance, cheers Pia Toscano.
By Katie Byrne
Photo: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES — Country fans were out in full force at the Nokia Theater on Wednesday night (May 25) for the “American Idol” finale, a showdown between country kids Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina. L.A. is a ways from Nashville, but you wouldn’t know it from the cowboy boots clomping into the theater and the biggest cheers of the night coming for Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood.
The support for eventual winner Scotty McCreery was especially apparent in the house. Following the final surprise performance of the night, from judge Steven Tyler, a row of Scotty fans stood with their heads in their hands for the entire commercial break leading up to the results. They didn’t come up for air till their boy was announced season 10 Idol, and they erupted in cheers.
The enthusiastic crowd had some other favorites: Early castoff Pia Toscano’s first appearance garnered the biggest cheers aside from the top two, and the last-minute arrivals of season-seven winner David Cook and season-eight runner-up Adam Lambert sent the devoted “Idol” fans into a tizzy.
There had been rumors leading up the finale that Lady Gaga would perform, and they were confirmed for the crowd when Gaga’s creative director, Laurieann Gibson, walked down the aisle during a commercial break and got behind the sound board to steer the “Edge of Glory” spectacle. Speaking of the theatrical performance, the overtly sexual routine between Mother Monster and a backup dancer had audience members saying, “Um, wow!” But they forgot all about the bump-and-grind when the duo descended into the stage at the end, with fans gasping audibly at their fall.
A couple of other on-the-scene observations:
» Beyoncé has a lot of songs about girl power, but she really lived it when she walked the ladies of the top 13 offstage, holding their hands and celebrating their medley performance.
» Some of the audience members apparently hadn’t gotten the memo that U2′s Bono and The Edge were going to perform a song from Broadway’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” When the two Spider-Men got in their positions in the rafters to dive into the aisles and kick off the performance, one fan cracked, “I hope this doesn’t go down as badly as the Broadway musical.” Um, this is the Broadway musical.
» During the finale’s requisite “biggest train wrecks” package, viewers were reminded of one mom who really didn’t want the cameras to follow her daughter any longer post-audition, swearing up a storm and pushing the lens out of her face. As that mom made her way out of Nokia (yes, she was in the house), one man tapped her on the shoulder and said, “We had your back.” The woman responded, “I had to protect my baby!”
» After the show wrapped, Ryan Seacrest called the cameras over for one last order of business. With the confetti still falling and all the “Idol” finalists gathered onstage, the host told fans that this could all be theirs next season. “It’s worth it, isn’t it?” Seacrest asked a still-dazed Scotty. “You better believe it,” McCreery smiled.
Don’t miss a special edition of “Idol Party Live” Thursday at noon on MTV.com for analysis, finale red-carpet coverage and the last “Idol in 60 Seconds” of season 10. Get in the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #idolparty! In the meantime, get your “Idol” fix on MTV News’ “American Idol” page, where you’ll find all the latest news, interviews and opinions.
» posted on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 at 2:06 pm by itsakpopthing
like God just uses us as little toys for entertainment. So do you think that, hypothetically, if their God exists, that he made us all up just for fun? Are we his science experiment?
@no1home2: I have read the bible three times. I have read the koran once and I’ve read the torah twice although the Old Testament almost is the Torah. I don’t need to read it anymore. God in all three books kills countless amounts of people in His name? How is that not a science experiment? If someone so much as accidentally trips a prophet in any of the books, God blinds him, kills his family, and destroys the village
Let’s face a fact, the entire gamut of the Desert Messianic Faiths are totally made up works of Fiction.
» posted on Saturday, January 29th, 2011 at 2:09 am by itsakpopthing
» posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 5:14 pm by itsakpopthing
Andrew Morton, author of William and Catherine: Their Lives, Their Wedding, answers Ten Terrifying Questions
The Booktopia Book Guru asks Andrew Morton author of William and Catherine: Their Lives, Their Wedding Ten Terrifying Questions ——————– 1.To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire in 1953. My father had a picture framing [...]
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» posted on Thursday, July 1st, 2010 at 3:45 am by itsakpopthing
Full Track Listing:
1. Cloak And Dagger
2. Listen To Your Love
4. Lines In The Sand
5. Taboo Lights
6. Lean Into The Fall
7. Say You Will
8. Shooting The Moon
10. Trouble On The Way
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
“Take heed lovers, fighters, poppers, rockers, godless, God-fearing… Mona are coming for your souls” NME
“Mona are very much rock’n’roll’s great white hopes” The Guardian
“Expect balls-to-the-wall guitars and heartening lyrics designed to stimulate your mind” Clash