Monday, February 2, 2009

Danm, She Did Lip-Sync!

After the game, the show's producer, "American Idol" music director Ricky Minor, told The Associated Press that, at his request, Hudson lip-synched the anthem to a previously recorded track.

"This was such an important performance, because it's the first time everyone has seen Jennifer. But she's in such a great place, with such great spirits, and time can heal her wounds. She's on fire right now and totally grounded," said Minor, who has produced a number of Super Bowl pregame performances, including Whitney Houston's iconic 1991 rendition of the anthem, also in Tampa, which is considered one of the all-time greats.
"That's the right way to do it," Minor said. "There's too many variables to go live. I would never recommend any artist go live, because the slightest glitch would devastate the performance."
Minor described Hudson as being very calm and prepared for her performance. While many artists try to reach for the Houston standard on the huge Super Bowl stage, he said Hudson's soaring take was more personal than patriotic.
"She's from the church," Minor said. "So we wanted to give it a gospel feel, use a little organ, rhythm and really give it a feel that matched Jennifer. We wanted her to emote the lyrics and connect with the song."
After the performance, Minor said Hudson returned to the dressing room and anxiously asked him, "How did I do?"
"I told her, 'Touchdown!'" Minor told the AP after the performance. Minor added that Hudson's two cell phones lit up "like slot machines" following her performance, including a text from her "Dreamgirls" co-star Jamie Foxx. "His text said 'Amazing. It brought tears to my eyes,' " Minor said. "She's just getting so much love."

Dang, dang, dang! She still killed it in the studio, I guess, but it would be so much more if this freakin minor dude wasn't off runnig his mouth. No one would have guessed. He really ruined the moment. Check Whitney's take on the National Anthem below.

Chester French "She Loves Everybody"

Video for Chester French “She Loves Everybody” off of the upcoming album Love the Future in stores on March 31st. Directed by Paul Hunter.

I Used to Like Fader Magazine Until Just Now!

Here is what some goof decided to write on the Fader's blog.
"Last night was one of the more heartwrenching Super Bowls, opened by a lip-syncing Jennifer Hudson, silent Sully Sullenberger, pocket Petraeus, split by snack-hater Springsteen and peppered with a ton of bad commercials (we're looking you, Danica Patrick and Talking Flowers)."
Fader Mag can get it in the ear!

Vans Silver Satin Half-Cab & Mountain Edition High

I must say, that I might be a fan of the Vans no matter what they come up with, though I do have a little design issue with the strap on the high-top. Its a little too Creative Recreation for me. Click the pics for a larger view.

Can Somebody Please Do the World a Favor and Put a Hit on Curtis?!!!!!!

So in his latest video blog, Curtis Jackson, otherwise known as 50 Cent, proves that he has nothing better to do with his time than to do a background check on Rick Ross. He continues to show that his life is a waste of energy by saying how much he is going to ruin Ross' life. And I qoute "I am deciding to F* your life up." This man is continuing to ruin hip-hop through his pointless beefs. GET A FUCKING LIFE!!!!! And we are still waiting for that retirement dude!

So Apparently the Superbowl Ads Came Up Short this Year, But the Movie Trailers Were On Point!

How about these! I still do not understand the concept of Transformers, real talk, but it does look cool. And the G.I. Joe and Star Trek spots are way better than what I hoped for.

Michael Phelps Caught Smoking a Little Green lol

Michael, Michael, Michael.... Phelps was photographed smoking a little something something at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
“I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.”
Well, I really can't say that I care too much about this. I'm sure more than few parents will be outraged when they get a look at this pic, but the man is 23 years young. I don't condone drug use, but different people travel different paths in life. It is a good thing he took responsibility for his actions, cause a lot of youngsters out there do look up to him.

Sooooo Ne-Yo is Borderline Cross-dressing These Days..... is Ne-Yo and wearing Lady Gaga's hair piece after their performance on the BBC2 Music Show in the UK. this guy might want to rethink the wig. After all, people talk. And that one pic by himself, is sure to start an Internet frenzy. I'm pretty sure a certain "fraternal" organization of people are gonna be slightly embarrassed because of his hand jester. Click the pics for a larger view.

In Case You Missed It [This Is What I Call "Breaking It Down"!]

The four time Grammy nominated songstress, Jennifer Hudson, gave a smashing performance last night at the Superbowl. God knows its good to see this one again.