Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Visit and Keep an Eye on My New Blog, Dear Rich and Famous

I have decided after consideration, to start a new blog. Click to Visit My New Blog: Dear Rich and Famous

The Best of 2 Worlds blog will most likely be on indefinite hiatus. I'm extremely proud of the work and articles I have produced for this blog. As a writer who has had previous work published, it was great to push myself once again, and rekindle my professional side of writing. While I've taken much pride in these efforts, it also took a substantial amount of energy and time. With all that's going on in my life, I've come to the conclusion that a more casual type of blog would be less of a burden at this moment in time.

I was slaving a way at work today, when I came up with the idea for the new blog, Dear Rich and Famous. I have no idea if the idea/styling of this new blog is widely in use, (mostly likely with everything else, it probably is) but I've decided to go with it. With this blog, I will be able to let my opinions stand out starkly and be able to infuse my personal humor to the various content. The main focus will still be in the realm of entertainment, so if you have enjoyed this blog, and you have a sense of humor, you just may enjoy Dear Rich and Famous.

Thank you to all the viewers, and affiliates of this blog. Big thanks to visitors who have left comments, (in posts, and in the C-Box) they were and will always be greatly appreciated. This blog has been a great learning experience for me, and many things I've learned will be carried on to the new blog.

This isn't a goodbye, this is just a "I'm moving away, and I hope to see you sometime in my new place." :-)



Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mariah Carey- "Touch My Body" (Music Video)

The highly anticipated music video for Pop/R&B diva Mariah Carey's newest single, "Touch My Body" has been released. Accomplished video/film/TV director Brett Ratner reigns as director and concocts a surprisingly playful approach to the sensual song. Carey looks stunning as ever, and does a remarkable job of delivering on the video's good-humor premise. The video features a co-starring appearance from Jack McBrayer of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby fame. McBrayer emphatically delivers in his nerdy role, and interacts with Carey exceptionally.

With its refreshing concept and undeniable humor, the clip for "Touch My Body" brings an instant spark plug shock to the catchy, yet ultimately monotonous song. (Click to read review of "Touch My Body") Carey and Ratner continue their illustrious winning combination making "Touch My Body" Carey's most creative video since 1999's "Heartbreaker."

Mariah Carey- "Touch My Body"
© 2008 The Island Def Jam Music Group and Mariah Carey


Monday, February 25, 2008

* Q's Picks* America's Next Top Model Cycle 10

America's Next Top Model reached a new milestone as its tenth season (aka cycles) premiered last Wednesday night on The CW. While the show has yet to have produced a winner equivalent to the show's namesake, ANTM's insight into the various facets of the world of modeling makes it one of the more intriguing "reality" shows on television. Cycle ten's model hopefuls rank among the show's most eclectic selection ever, and there are a handful of girls who may successfully break into the world of modeling.

Q's Picks for ANTM Cycle 10


This stunning 19 year old from Honolulu, Hawaii undoubtedly posses a high fashion look. With a striking beauty similar to Ann, (Cycle 3) Anya has the looks to book work; whether she wins the competition or not.


Born in the country of Somalia, the 22 year old Fatima has lived in the U.S. for seven years. She has a heart-wrenching background, (female circumcision) but her stunning, undeniable features make her an instant forerunner.


The 22 year old Katarzyna was born in Poland. This ethnicity has bestowed her with a ravishing sexy/high fashion look. Combined with her apparent intelligence, (finance background) Katarzyna has the potential to perform extremely well in the competition.

Claire (Wild card)

Undeniably intriguing, Claire, the 24 year old New Yorker, seems to possess a subtle confidence. Her unique look is reminiscent of cycle four winner, Naima. Full of potential edginess, Claire could be a dark horse in the competition.


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Nicole Scherzinger- "Happily Never After"

"Happily Never After" is set to be the fourth official single release from pop singer Nicole Scherzinger's debut album, Her Name Is Nicole. Originally an unreleased song slated for The Backstreet Boys' album, Unbreakable, "Happily Never After" was written and produced by R&B extraordinaire, Ne-Yo, with Shea Taylor sharing songwriting credits. The empowering ballad paints a vivid portrait of rising from a scorned love. Vocally, Scherzinger sounds beautiful, but ultimately falls short of possessing the amount of amplitude needed for the splendidly written and produced song; turning the overall product disappointingly ordinary.

With her previous singles ("Whatever U Like," "Baby Love," and "Puakenikeni") failing to make an impact on the Billboard music charts and U.S. radio, the impending release of "Happily Never After" may seem puzzling. Scherzinger has been confirmed to be working full-time with the group she fronts, The Pussycat Dolls, on a follow-up to their multi-platinum international smash debut, PCD, and the status of Scherzinger's Her Name Is Nicole has been placed in limbo with no current release date available.

Listen: Nicole Scherzinger- "Happily Never After"
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© Interscope/A&M Records


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Danity Kane Sings Solo for Diddy

On this week's episode of Making the Band 4, (MTV Monday's at 10 pm ET/PT) along with relationship tribulations, (i.e. Aubrey and Donnie) Day26 and Donnie J. were put through extensive vocal training after Diddy decided to halt recording on their debut albums. Later in the episode, the girls of Danity Kane (Aubrey, Aundrea, Shannon, Dawn, and D.Woods) are featured giving Diddy a solo vocal assessment. Each member sounds amazing in this video clip and sings with abundant emotion. Partially surprising are Shannon's and Aubrey's performances; giving the fact that both members' vocals have been questioned in the past. In the end, each girl proves that they absolutely can hold their own vocally.


Friday, February 22, 2008

*NEW* Erykah Badu- "Telephone"

Grammy award winning artist, Erykah Badu has a new album, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) that is set to be released February 26th. The album has recently leaked, and "Telephone" is one of the tracks that are featured on the set. While the majority of New Amerykah Part One can be quite discombobulating, "Telephone" is the most subdued song on the album. With its calming, stripped down production, symbolic lyrics, and superb soulfulness, "Telephone" is classic Badu. Even at its seven minute plus length, "Telephone" is absolutely captivating.

Listen: Erykah Badu- "Telephone"
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© 2008 Motown


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown- "No Air" (Music Video)

"No Air"
marks the second single release from American Idol Season 6 winner, Jordin Sparks' 2007 self-titled debut. The Underdogs produced track teams Sparks with R&B phenom, Chris Brown. Sparks and Brown shine brightly on the beautiful rhythmic ballad. Brown displays some of his best vocals to date, while Sparks shows listeners unfamiliar with the Idol winner, that she has the chops to stand along the current batch of female pop contemporaries. With its passionate duet performance, thought-inspiring lyrics, and remarkable instrumental backdrop, "No Air" is a refreshing blast of originality to music airways.

The music video for "No Air" is ordinary, yet involving. The video does a solid job of directing out the premise of the actual song. Sparks and Brown look vibrant, and do a great job of relating; particularly in the video's final scenes.
© 2008 Zomba Label Group