Posts Tagged ‘Film/TV’

JAMES FRANCO SINGING SELENA GOMEZ (ON CAM, IN CORNROWS – WHAT?!)

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Okay. Who put salvia in James Franco’s pot pipe?!

Your WTH moment of the day, kids.

Of course, the real buzzkill is that James Franco and Selena Gomez will co-star in the upcoming film Spring Breakers, so clearly this is a publicity stunt. Kinda takes away from the hilarity of it all, but whatev! It still made me laugh…

And I keep hitting re-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat, lol.

1:38 MARK = TEEHEE

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

“My goal when I’m playing shows is just to make people smile.”

–Katy Perry.

JAKE GYLLENHAAL PLAYS A SERIAL HIPSTER KILLER A LITTLE TOO WELL

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

This post is coming at cha in real time, thanks to a feature I like to call “Copy and paste from my Facebook.” It’s a really neat tool, you guys. This is a FB status I posted yesterday:

“I just made direct eye contact w/ Maggie Gyllenhaal. If Jake walks in (I’m at lunch), I might “die”. I’m just saying. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, what what! (He used to be a lifeguard, so he knows his first-aid procedures. Don’t ask me how I know this stuff.)”

Yeah, so that happened. Fun times.

Speaking of Jakey Snugglebutt…

I only watched this new music video because of Jake. But then it creeped me out. I don’t like hipster killer Jake. I like cute, puppy dog Jake.

Still, this is a piece of art backed by a pretty killer groove. Get it, killer! Gosh, I crack myself up.

Creepy Jake (boo!) + puppy dog Jake (yay!) following.

BREAKING NEWS: OPRAH POOPS [GASP!]

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

“I have a special pair of poop shoes under my desk. Whenever I need to drop a deuce, I slip them on and scurry to the restroom, and no one ever knows it’s me. Like, if I’m wearing Louboutins that day, and my producer sees Earth shoes in the stall…well, you get the idea. It was truly a lightbulb moment when that came to me.”

–Oprah Winfrey

And to switch the subject from poop to music (since hey, this is a damn music blog after all), if you haven’t seen Oprah’s special on rock legend Steven Tyler, I’d highly recommend it. It’s absolutely fascinating.

Watch in full below.

ZAC EFRON AND TAYLOR SWIFT DO IT… I MEAN DUET

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Zac Efron and Taylor Swift recently appeared on Ellen to talk about their voicing roles on the upcoming animated film The Lorax and ended up singing a little ditty together. A super adorable re-working of Foster The People’s Pumped Up Kicks to be exact.

Honestly, I could watch this for dayz.

Seriously. How cute are these two?! And Efron’s got a great set of chops.

[Related Post: Weezer Covers Foster The People]

TAYLOR SWIFT PREMIERES ‘SAFE & SOUND’ VIDEO FEAT. THE CIVIL WARS

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Getting backed by the amazing folk-pop duo The Civil Wars, Taylor Swift’s Safe & Sound takes a departure from her more mainstream roots into a beautiful grey area. The stunning song is the featured track from the Hunger Games soundtrack, which according to iTunes will drop on March 20th, three days before the movie opens across the country.

Personally, I think this is Swift’s best work by a landslide…

In addition to Safe & Sound, Kid Cudi’s The Ruler & the Killer, and Arcade Fire’s Abraham’s Daughter, new songs from Miranda Lambert, Once star Glen Hansard, and the Decemberists are also included on the disc.

The Hunger Games Track Listing:

1. Taylor Swift (Feat. The Civil Wars), Safe & Sound
2. Taylor Swift, Eyes Wide Open
3. Arcade Fire, Abraham’s Daughter
4. Kid Cudi, The Ruler & The Killer
5. Miranda Lambert (Feat. Pistol Annies), Run Daddy Run
6. The Civil Wars, Kingdom Come
7. The Decemberists, One Engine
8. Glen Hansard, Take the Heartland
9. The Low Anthem, Lover Is Childlike
10. Punch Brothers, Dark Days
11. Secret Sisters, Tomorrow Will Be Kinder
12. Birdy, Just a Game
13. Ella Mae Bowen, Oh Come & Sing
14. Jayme Dee, Rules
15. Carolina Chocolate Drops, Reaping Day
16. Neko Case, Give Me Something I’ll Remember

Sounds pretty amazing actually!

Interview snippet + the premiere of the stunningly beautiful ballad below.

Oh yeah! To see this song performed LIVE, click HERE. Just do it, dammit!

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TOWANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Random ass post #101!

Southerners: We may be sweet, but we will cut you when necessary.

WIN A TRIP TO THE GRAMMYS, Y’ALL!

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

The countdown to the Grammys has begun, and Fuse wants to send one lucky winner + a friend to the 2012 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 12th! Not only will you go to the Grammys, you will get to walk the red carpet and attend the official Grammy after party! If that’s not good enough, every week a Grammy Nominee Music Pack will be given out as well!

In order to do this Fuse has introduced Grammy Takeover Monday’s. Tune in to Fuse every Monday to see an all-day takeover for a 2012 Grammy nominated artist. Takeovers will feature artists from Hip Hop legends Lil Wayne and Eminem to R&B goddesses Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. While watching look for the special code at the bottom of the screen, once the code is presented go to http://Insider.Fuse.tv to enter that code for your chance to win!

The next “Grammy Takeover” will air Monday, January 30th starting at 6AM on Fuse TV. With artist Chris Brown as the focus this week, this is one takeover you won’t want to miss.

Enter every week to increase your chances of winning!

IAN AXEL GOES VIRAL

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

So, I just finished watching the new chick flick, New Year’s Eve, and it was super cute. Judge me all you want, I really don’t care. Talk to the hand cuzthafacedontgiveadamn!

Anyways, the reason I am posting this is because during the opening credits, I almost exploded with excitement to hear Ian Axel being played. Yup, I had one of those loose cannon popcorn moments.

Ian was the first artist I interviewed on this blog. His music is incredibly genuine and honest and it just warms my heart to know his fro is rising to new levels. I knew the minute that I first stumbled upon Ian that he was destined for baller status.

Support Ian Axel.

Support quality indie artists.

Support us, dammit. No, really. Get a tattoo or something.

[Related Post: In-Sight Dance Company’s Original Ballet Feat. The Music Of Ian Axel]

THE MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE SONG

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


One of the most striking moments in the new film Martha Marcy May Marlene is when twisted cult leader Patrick, played by the brilliant John Hawkes, performs the song you’re about to hear. I remember sitting in the theatre in total trance mode, seduced by the magic this song creates meshed with Hawkes chapped vocals.

JAW DROPPINGLY BEAUTIFUL.

Do yourself a favor and see this movie. One of the best films of the year in my opinion. The story, cinematography, acting; all brilliant.

And to everyone posting about J.Lo’s performance from the AMAs last night: THIS is what REAL music sounds like. No props, audio backing or shirtless male props required.

Song (live version) + trailer below.

TIMBER-FALLON-LAKE BROMANCE IN GQ

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

UM, DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THE URGE TO PINCH THEIR CHEEKS?

ELLA MAE BOWEN IS BOUND TO EXPLODE

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

So this past weekend I saw Footloose. Yeah yeah, judge me all you want, you pretentious boneheads. For the record, I actually liked it! I thought it was a cute movie. That’s saying something considering the fact that I went into the show very skeptical. Anywhoosie, during the film I was captivated by the remake of Bonnie Tyler’s Holding Out For A Hero. Except unlike the original fast-paced dance version of the song that appeared in the original film, this version was stripped down beautifully in an acoustic manner that felt painfully heartfelt.

Upon further research (AKA when the movie ended I googled that shit), I discovered this version was performed by South Carolina country singer-songwriter and rising star Ella Mae Bowen. But wait, there’s more. The shocker was finding out that she’s only 15! Yup. Crazy!

The good news for Ella (and for us new fans) is that she’s signed to Taylor Swift’s record label (Big Machine). So hopefully that means they throw some dough in her direction with regards to production and promotion and we hear much more music from her soon.

Her voice is incredible!

Find out for yourself…

GIRLS WHO ADD “SEXY” TO EVERY HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEA IMAGINABLE

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

The More You Know!

Girls, listen up. You can’t always add “sexy” to every Halloween costume and make it work. Example: What are you? Oh, I’m an aborted fetus. A SEXY aborted fetus! See. It ain’t always cute. Please take note and save yourself the embarrassment of looking unsexy.

Hope no one thinks my sense of humor is insensitive. Just trying to be a good samaritan and help a few ho-bags out! Please don’t bitchslap me. Thanks.

Speaking of ho-bags…

OH BRUNO

By: Maria Ciezak
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


In my opinion, Bruno Mars is in a category of his own — pop soul with a twang that gets me buzzed every time. He recently recorded a new track for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I soundtrack called It Will Rain. Beautifully belting out earnest lyrics about the girl he falls hard for, he describes the pain he will have to endure if he loses the love of his life. The angst! That voice! That range!

Ah Bruno, you’ve done it again. Ladies, prepare to swoon.

DOLLY PARTON WOWS, GLITTERBOMBS, & RAPS ON ‘BETTER DAY WORLD TOUR’

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

[Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images]

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to catch Dolly Parton’s new Better Day World Tour. Words cannot express how much this meant to me. I was born and raised a few hours shy of Parton’s hometown — so coming from the same background and the same roots, I always admired Dolly on a deeper level, for her existence forced me to believe I could escape my humble beginnings and make something out of myself.

Much laughter and tears were shed!

I would also like to point out that Dolly played the violin, harmonica, piano, guitar, and flute-like-recorder-thingy-ma-bob on this tour! And not only did she perform new material she brought out the big guns too, performing classics like Jolene and I Will Always Love You.

If you get a chance, DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR.

Check out the little glitterbomb in action below!

Again, like my last concert post, these were shot on my iPhone.