Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Schwing! Christopher Meloni

Stabler & Benson
Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay 
I have a confession to make, I am a Law & Order: SVU addict. It is one of the best TV shows bar none. Anytime there is a marathon on I can not resist binge watching it, and one of the main reasons is Christopher Meloni.

While I am still an avid fan post Meloni's departure from the show, let's face it who didn't tune in to see the sizzling Detective Elliot Stabler week after week for the schwing factor of it all. You know you did, c'mon admit it...see how good it feels to be honest?

Did you know that hunky monkey Meloni gave his fans what they wanted to see when he appeared on the HBO prison drama OZ? Yep, big Chris went full frontal, balls out naked on the show, up close and personal!

Of course Tye Briggs over at Favorite Hunks & Other Things pounced on those images and compiled them into one magnificent un-coverage of big Christopher (yes, he is well endowed)....

Oooooooo, I feel a mighty schwing coming on, join me won't you and check out the Hot Package known as Christopher Meloni below.

Schwing a ling a ding dong!

Here's The Beef!
http://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2016/04/happy-birthday-today-april-2nd.html  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

I Am Nicole Kidman Hear Me Roar...!

Easy, Breezy...
Nicole Kidman
It's been really nice to see Nicole Kidman back this awards season after a few low key years, the spotlight is where she is meant to be for many reasons and she should never ever stray from it again.

One of those reasons is her considerable acting chops, which are on display is the heavily nominated film Lion. I have yet to see Lion but those in my circle who have say it's amazing! Due in no small part to Kidman's award caliber performance.

Another reason Nicole always belongs front and center is her fashion sense. She always makes a splash with her bold choices, and while she has chosen outfits with a higher glamour quotient than this dress she wore to the Lion premiere in Paris Friday, the above look is my favorite on her thus far during this awards season.

Why? It's casual, yet stylish. Fun, yet dressy. It really allows Kidman to let her hair down, quite literally as you can see and she looks like she is having a blast wearing it. Yes, fun Nicole is back and ready to laugh!

It's nice to see this side of her again. She looks rested and her smile is radiant.

Get fashion tips from Nicole at:
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Have A "Pretty Reckless" Weekend!

TPR Front Woman Taylor Momsen
Photo:
Taryn Decken
They're pretty, they're reckless, deal with it!!!  

The Pretty Reckless continue their ascent on the rock charts with the release of their new single, “Oh My God.”  It's just me and the band, pouring ourselves into the song, and into the camera.  It's subtle, you have to really watch it to understand all the layers, but it's honest, and that to me always yields the best art.” says lead singer Taylor Momsen  

The song is already in the top 10 on the active rock chart and the video can be viewed here:http://vevo.ly/wsMImY.
   
“Take Me Down,” nominated for Rock Song of The Year at the upcoming iHeart Radio Music Awards taking place March 5 was the first #1 rock single from their latest album Who You Selling For. This milestone marks the fourth consecutive #1 for the band, who broke records as the first female-fronted band to have three chart toppers in a row with “Heaven Knows,” “Messed Up World” and “Follow Me Down” (all from 2014’s Going To Hell) - a feat that has not been accomplished since The Pretenders in 1984, over 30 years ago. 

The Pretty Reckless will perform on CONAN February 28

The Pretty Reckless’ extraordinary third studio album Who You Selling For features the bands #1 rock hit  Take Me Down.”  Produced by longtime collaborator Kato Khandwala, Who You Selling For expands the band’s sound to encompass soul, blues and rock and roll. The songs were written by front woman Taylor Momsen and guitarist Ben Phillips. Momsen’s dark lyrics and raw, charismatic vocals are on full display and the band delivers at full intensity with a level of musicianship that raises the bar.

Huffington Post says, Who You Selling For is a fire-breathing monster of a record that offers adrenaline-rush stompers (“Oh My God”), revolutionary rockers (“Living in The Storm,” “Take Me Down”), breathtaking ballads (“Who You Selling For,” “Bedroom Window”) and pretty-gritty R&B (“Wild City” is like taking a step back into 1970s Motown). 

The Oakland Press quipped, "Part Kurt Cobain, part Janis Joplin, Momsen showed off some serious vocal chops and towering onstage charisma — the kind that hints this one-time actress is genuinely focused on achieving enduring musical relevance."

TPR will continue to tour throughout the year in support of the album, hitting major markets and festival shows including Rock on The Range, Carolina Rebellion and Rocklahoma  
in the US as well as European and South American dates. Additional tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.


The Pretty Reckless official website:www.theprettyreckless.com






Full routing is as follows:

April 25                           Boston, MA                           Paradise Rock Club
April 26                           Washington DC                    930 Club
April 27                           Richmond, VA                      The National
April 29                           Jacksonville, FL                    Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville
April 30                           Fort Myers, FL                      Monster Energy Fort Rock
May 2                             Mobile, AL                            Soul Kitchen
May 6                             Concord, NC                        Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion
May 13                           Somerset, WI                       Northern Invasion
May 19                           Sayerville, NJ                       Starland Ballroom
May 20                           Camden, NJ                         WMMR – BBQ – BB&T Pavillion
May 21                           Columbus, OH                      Rock On The Range
May 26                           Pryor, OK                             Rocklahoma
May 27                           San Antonio, TX                   River City Rock Fest   

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Michael's Musings

Peek-A-Boo, I See U & I Know What U Do
Michael Shinafelt
Once upon a time there was a man who lived in a house of cards...and so the story goes. It's that time of week when I spout word vomit.

This past week brought us a variety of things, such as The Grammy's, Valentine's Day, Fifty Shades Darker and the shit show we all affectionately refer to as Donald Tump.

Wonder what will spew fourth from the corners of my mind this week? Let's find out...

Lady Gaga continues to amaze and show her versatility by teaming up with Metallica and blowing us away by nailing hardcore rock music. I wasn't surprised she could get her head banger on, and frankly I wished she do an album of it.

Thirsty Ivanka is a thing. Apparently Ms. Trump inherited her father's lech gene, I am sure by now you all got a look at the way she drooled when she met Justin Trudeau.

VD was Tuesday, and that of course meant the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker - a Harlequin Romance for the domestic abuse set.

Let me extrapolate on the domestic abuse comment re: Fifty Shades. Author E.L. James is a terrible writer. I read two paragraphs excerpted online from the first novel and couldn't bear anymore. Not to mention she does not know the first thing about BDSM. Anastasia Steele is an abused woman, end of story.

Dear Pentatonix, please get a new stylist
Fierce! This is How U Red Carpet!
:Lady Gaga
Remember that time when James Hetfield's mic didn't work at The Grammy's? So does everyone else. Really Grammy's?! The whole premise of the fucking award is based on sound, enough said.

AC/DC said it best: "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"

Toughen up buttercups, it's going to be a wild ride!

Ask yourself this, are you a good little pony worthy of a biscuit?

In case you were wondering, Erika Jayne is my favorite Real Housewife of Beverly Hills. She out classes and sasses them all while giving no fucks.

Enjoy your Thursday, it's the day before Friday after all.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fashion! Turn To The Left!

We Are The Goon Squad
l-r Tyga, Kylie Jenner & Madonna
Fashion! Turn to the right! We are the goon squad and we're coming to town beep-beep!

When David Bowie sang the iconic song Fashion and mused about the mythical "goon squad" I am sure the threesome of  Tyga, Kylie Jenner & Madonna at the Philipp Plein Fall/Winter 2017 show, was what he had in mind, think about it, no too hard though.

Nothing other than New York Fashion Week could bring such strange bed fellows together in the name of couture. 

The million dollar question of the day? Did the three actually engage in polite salutations and a photo-op, or did they actually have and interesting exchange of sound bites? If utterances did occur what could have possibly been said? I'd love to know, wouldn't you?

Whatever went down here is the "goon squad" to get you over the proverbial hump. Ciao!

NYFW on Twitter:
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

"The Very Thought Of You"

54 Years Strong!
Sandy & Ron Zacky
"I see your face in every flower, Your eyes in stars above, It's just the thought of you,
The very thought of you, my love" - The Very Thought Of You

Happy Valentine's Day! Even if you aren't in a relationship this is a day to celebrate love, love, love...and we all have someone, or something that is special to us. 

As you know Entertain Me likes to celebrate this day with it's resident chanteuse Sandy with a "Y" not "E" Zacky. She is an expert on L-O-V-E as this past November, she and her husband Ron celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary!!!

Imagine finding a love like that, that is cause for celebration, no? So pop the champagne and we will! With Sandy with a "Y" not "E" singing The Very Thought Of You from her acclaimed CD One Olive or Two.

The pop hit was originally sung by Al Bowlly in 1934

Today give the tip of the hat to the best emotion of all and let someone know you love them during these trying times.

As Sandy with a "Y" not "E" says to all of you: "I Wish You Love!"





It's a love vibration with Sandy at:
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Dolly Eight It

Smiles Everyone, Smiles!
Dolly Parton & Pentatonix 

Dolly Parton scores her eighth Grammy with some help from the Pentatonix gang!

World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton continues racking up the honors! In 2014, The Recording Academy inducted Parton's self-penned hit JOLENE into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Now, in 2017, that same song, released as a collaboration with Pentatonix, was awarded a Grammy in the Country Duo/Group Performance category. Watch the collaborative performance here:

Arranged by PTX
Filmed at NOVE Entertainment
Produced by Dolly Parton, Pentatonix and Flyte Vu

"Oh my Lord I am so excited to have won the Grammy with Pentatonix on my old song Jolene," says Dolly Parton. "I am so happy and am so very proud of Pentatonix. The song is one of my favorites. Thanks to the Grammys, but most importantly thanks to all the fans. I love you all."

The award-winning collaboration between Pentatonix and Parton happened through a partnership with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, which has enjoyed success with both acts in the past with exclusive editions of albums from each. In Parton’s case, the partnership stretches back to her 2009 Backwoods Barbie Collector's Edition project, which was followed by the release of An Evening With…Dolly and became the first Gold album-ever certified by the RIAA for Cracker Barrel Music. That relationship has continued with her latest Dolly Records / RCA Records release Pure & Simple. Released in the summer of 2016, the album – which netted Dolly her first chart-topping album since 1991 – was released in a deluxe Cracker Barrel-exclusive edition that featured live performances of her classic hits “9 To 5” and “Jolene” from the Glastonbury Festival, along with a 48-page ZinePak magazine filled with photos and interviews highlighting memorable stories from Parton. The collaboration is not part of any of the packages, however, is available for digital download here:

iTunes smarturl.it/PTXJolene
Amazon smarturl.it/PTXJoleneAmz
Spotify smarturl.it/StreamPTXJolene
Google Play smarturl.it/PTXJoleneGP

“Cracker Barrel is thrilled to have brought these two extraordinary talents together, Dolly Parton and Pentatonix, as part of our Spotlight Music Program for the exclusive collaboration of “Jolene." We share in the celebration of their GRAMMY Award win as they are both a special part of the Cracker Barrel family,” said Don Hoffman, VP of Marketing at Cracker Barrel.

CTK Management CEO Danny Nozell said, "The collaborative video produced by Cracker Barrel between Pentatonix and Dolly has been viewed over 22 million times and has now won a Grammy. Dolly proves, once again, that she is making music that the fans will respond to."

Parton's 2016's Pure & Simple North American Tour was the highest grossing tour of her career, performing over 60 shows.

Fans can link to purchase Pure & Simple and the various versions available by exclusive partners below:
Cracker Barrel: smarturl.it/dollycbps
Walmart: smarturl.it/walmartdolly
Amazon Music: smarturl.it/amzmusicdolly
Amazon Physical: smarturl.it/amazondolly
Apple Music: smarturl.it/dollypartonps
Google: smarturl.it/gpdolly
Spotify: smarturl.it/spotifydolly