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With the aromatic scent of love still lingering in the air after Valentine’s Day, I felt it was appropriate to celebrate the love that society is so interested in. It is not the love between the lowly peasants like you and I, it is the love that blankets the magazines in line at the grocery stores.

I try not to get to wrapped up in Hollywood love but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t perk my interest from time to time. I don’t care that Spencer Pratt has a new single out or that Lindsay Lohan stole a necklace. I think all celebrity news, good and bad, are categorized together as gossip and I would like to take a very short amount of time to highlight the couples that not only stay out of trouble but seem to have something a little special as well.

10. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones:

With a combined age of 105 years of age, these two love-birds top the list being the oldest couple. They both have aged like fine wines and despite their bumps in the road over the years they are still together. They have battled cancer and divorce and still come out on top, which says a lot about the strength of their relationship.

9. Seal and Heidi Klum:

Seal was definitely kissed by a rose. One might wonder what the world’s most esteemed super model saw in Brit with one name and who wears leather trousers year round but I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Her great genes and his lack of jeans have produced two of the cutest little chaps to ever have American/British/German accents. Heidi is obviously the more outspoken half of the team but Seal shows his love in other ways by spending time with the kids and writing her little ditties.

8. A-Rod and Cameron Diaz:

Aww isn’t puppy love just precious? With both of these kids having their own laundry list of past relationships, it is nice to see them show their love for each other even if over 100,000,000 people are watching. I know I would have some insecurities about being hand-fed popcorn in front of the entire country. Their love is still fresh and new, they probably had a fight last night where Cam brought up the past, talking about Justin Timberlake but I think they have what it takes to last. Stay tuned.

7. Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock:

It is nice to see that the spark that was originally ignited on the set of their movie, “The Proposal,” was able to eventually catch fire. The chemistry between them was obvious but the timing was poor as they both had their own significant others. However, everything happens for a reason and it seems as though fate had a little bit to do with these two reconvening at a time in their lives where they both probably needed each other. Awwww.

6. David and Victoria Beckham:

Becks and Posh Spice are to bloody pretty for their own good. They have the most major relationship to come out of Great Britian since Prince Charles and Lady Diana. It is amazing that with both of them being such high-powered stars from their country were able to outlast and outrun the dangerous British paparazzis and that alone has to stand for something. Posh in her 8 inch pumps and Becks in his Adidas Predators have been able to prove all the critics wrong as they take Southern California by storm.

5. Jay-Z and Beyonce:

This video tells it all as Beyonce and Jay-Z truly are the Bonnie and Clyde of our generation. HOV’s thuggish ruggish bones have been able to go from project housing to managing multiple projects at the same time. With both of them having insanely busy schedules they have been able to maintain a stable relationship. They are the exception to the rule concerning long-distance relationships and give hope for everyone else going through what they go through on a much larger scale. They’re down to ride to the very end.

4. Bennifer 2.0:

Normally, I don’t like anything that comes out of Boston but I have a great amount of respect for Ben Affleck. Beniffer 1.0 (with Jennifer Lopez) didn’t work out in the end and the more down to earth, Jennifer Garner seemed to be the right fit for this new catch phrase and family. They seem like they are happy together and it is evident through their interactions and interviews with each other that what they have is different from most.

3. Brangelina:

Their relationship didn’t start of as smoothly as most do, with Brad cheating on Jenifer Anniston with Angelina Jolie while they filmed “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” together but they are by far the most followed celebrity couple. They definitely are a little out there but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a healthy relationship. I’m not convinced they have what it takes to remain together until they both look like “Benjamin Button” but that is just me.

2. Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, and Bruce Willis:

Speaking of followers, Ashton Kutcher isn’t punking anyone when he buys billboard space across the country to get people to follow him on Twitter and it is actually a great investment for him in the long run, but that is a whole other story. Demi is definitely robbing the cradle a little bit with her having kids with Bruce Willis almost the same age as Ashton but to me it the fact that Ashton, Demi, Bruce, and the kids are all on great terms with each other that makes Kutchers, Moores, and Willises the most functional dysfunctional family in Hollywood.

1. Will and Jada Smith:

How friggin’ cute are they? The real Mr. and Mrs. Smith have produced the most adorable family of all time. Trey is one of the best prep wide receivers in the country. Jaden is busy becoming the ultimate triple threat of actor/rapper/ninja. And Willow is busy whipping her hair back and forth making people all over the world wanting to just pinch her cheeks. If my kids can be half as cute, athletic, and talented as they are I will be one happy man.

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On this Frivolous Friday, I have decided to put my music producer hat on. I am always thinking of different mixes that could be made by songs with similar lyrics rather than beats. By setting them both on a similar beat it would allow for a seamless transition unrecognizable by even the most sober person when the beat drops in Tao at 3am.

Every Christmas, different Christmas albums are released by pop and country music artists but it is on rare occasion that hip-hop or rap artists release a Christmas album. And rightfully so, an entire Christmas album by Soullja Boy might not do to well, but what if it were a compilation album put together by super producer, Mix-Masta MC Mackin? Well, this is no longer a fable and this highly touted project is now in the works for Christmas 2011. Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect.

“Little Drummer Boy” by Jay-Z and Travis Barker: The holes that Travis Barker drills in his snare for an even louder baseline will provide a modern take on a Christmas classic. Jay-Z is mainstream enough now to have this be the first single off the album as it will be performed live on SNL as well. If you can’t imagine the blending of the 2 songs, this will give you an audio sense of what the track will emulate.

“Santa Baby” by Nikki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne: Nikki has completely exploded on the music scene and has already surpassed Lil Kim and Foxxy Brown with only Missy Elliot left to conquer as the best female rapper of all time. She has the delivery and sultriness to make this flirty song a song that you wouldn’t think twice about if it were heard on “Pink Friday.” Wayne will step in da boof on the third verse for his take on “Weezy Baby.”

“The First Noel” by Juelz Santana and Jim Jones: Santana Aightttt! It’s Dipset! These two aren’t the most talented in their craft but they do have their demographic and fan base in New York. So, I would like them to perform this version in Rockefeller Center at the lighting of the tree ceremony. Just imagine “Juelz” being said in the same note as “Noel.”

“Jingle Bells” DJ Khaled and T-Pain: We da best! Who?!?! Jingle Bells! Auto-tune may have died but this holiday staple will resurrect it back to life. The opportunities for a typical Terror Squad beat combined with the bells are exponential. This one is a little hard to describe, so I guess the best way is to just let your mind wander by listening.

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” Wiz Khalifa: Wiz is just young enough to make this playful song seem like he didn’t have to entirely reinvent the wheel for this “joint.” His creative word play would allow for many puns comparing The North Pole to Pitt, the elves to Taylor Gang, rolling up Christmas list scrolls to something else that Wiz is good at rolling…

“Let It Snow” Girl Talk and Fat Joe feat. Lil Wayne: This song was made famous by Dean Martin and none of the original quality will be lost as Girl Talk mashes up this classic on New Years Eve 2011 live from Prive’ at Planet Hollywood. The performance will start out as fake snow begins to fall from the rafters then Fat Joe slowly but surely jumps behind the boof and makes it rain as Wayne runs through the crowd frantically.

“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” by Kanye West and Kid Cudi: The hook will be sung by Kanye’s trademark chipmunked voices. Cudi will provide a little hope for the city of Cleveland because God knows they need it with LeBron gone. They both are a little out there so the result of this track could go anywhere but I’m guessing it will sound somewhat along the lines of this…

“Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” by Justin Bieber and Rihanna: I had throw one pop song on the album. And what a better way to recreate the youth and innocence than with the cutest young pop star since Justin Timberlake wore shiny, light blue Adidas track pants when he performed live from Disney World with N* Sync. Rihanna will hop on at the end in a mini Santa dress to sing some back-up and do her knee wiggle dance.

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Who doesn’t love a good movie? Over the last few years, there has been a major influx of remaking classic movies and they have been huge at the box office. Instant classics like “The Dark Knight” and “Robin Hood” have made a strong argument for the bringing back of more classic movies and updating them with popular actors, better technology, and a newfound sense of nostalgia.

We all have our list of favorite movies that we would like to see in a new and improved version of. We also hold these films dear to our heart and don’t want to see a piece of art ruined by someone who was just trying to make a buck. The movies should stick to their guns and not stray to far from what they were originally intended to be. These are a few movies that I think could use a little revamping as they would only improve the value of the film line as a whole…

Back to the Future: McFly! Michael J. Fox is such a sweetheart and his boyish good looks could probably pull of another sequel if he really wanted to. I think his character should be portrayed by Zac Effron as he goes back to the future with Doc being played by Robin Williams. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to see that movie? My man crush on Zach Effron is not biased because I think he has a lot of potential to pull off a role like this and Robin Williams is crazy. Biff could be played by Seth Rogan?

Dirty Dancing: The lady friends are going to love this one. The late Patrick Swayze would need an actor with an air of confidence to carry on his role in a deserving way. I thought about this role for hours and the only person who was a great dancer and a great actor is the one and the only Justin Timberlake. “Nobody puts baby in the corner.” Another tough role to cast because Baby needs to be played by somewhat of an ugly duckling that could mature into a beautiful swan. And Taylor Swift has the innocence and ability to “have the time of her life.”

White Men Can’t Jump: Beelly! Nike remade the Air Flight 1s into a Hyperize so why not remake the movie too. Beelly Hoyle will be played by Paul Walker as he tries to hustle the courts of Venice Beach with Jamie Foxx. Ebony and Ivory are back with their love/hate relationship and. Nothing bugs me more than when a non-athletic actor portrays an athlete in a role and these roles would need to be played by actors with serious athletic prowess to match Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. I’m thinking Rosario Dawson could try emulating Rosie Perez as she studies for Jeopardy.

Neverending Story: You know you all had a secret mythical love for this movie. Bastian being played by Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter could completely reinvent this timeless movie. Technological improvements coupled with Morgan Freeman’s voice as the creepy, big, flying dog provide the necessary elements to make this movie even better than the first one.

Ghostbusters: Who you gonna call? I’m gonna call Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifinakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, and Mike Epps to epically (I hate that word but whatever) play Dr. Venkman, Dr. Spengler, Dr. Stantz, Louis Tully, Dana, and Winston respectively as they recreate the movie that had me wearing goggles for a 2 years straight (true story). They all meshed so well on “The Hangover” so don’t fix it if it ain’t broken and let them redo one of my favorite movies of all time.

Top Gun: “Maverick” and “The Iceman” are characters that will forever be in that big VHS collection in the sky. They need to be played by actors who are at the top of their game and could play the patriotic role well. Josh Duhmel has the strong jaw line and military acting experience from “Transformers” to accurately illustrate the role of “Maverick.” “Jarhead” Jake Gyllenhaal not “Brokeback Mountain” Jake Gyllenhaal will bring “The Iceman” back to lifein  this historic remake.

Men in Black: It may be a little to soon to remake this 90s hit but fuck it. Will Smith was hilarious and made about 22 trillion on this movie alone. Tommy Lee Jones was serious and this was his last good movie. I have casted Drizzy Drake as “Agent D” and Robert Downey Jr. as “Agent R” to rock their wayfarers and black slim fit suits in this hip sci-fi hit. RDJ will mentor the hoodest Canadian Jew there is in his breakout film.

Pretty Woman: This was a tough one. It was hard to find a pair of actors with the maturity to do Julia Roberts and Richard Gere justice. I wanted them to be able to have that classy look while still being able to break the law and I think the best fits fall with Rachel McAdams and Patrick Dempsey. They are both good-looking people and I think they have the potential chemistry to make you feel like this was just a remastered version of the original.