Anoop makes top 13 of American Idol Season 8!!

Season 8 of American Idol has brought many surprises. One that made me extremely happy was that they added another person to the usual “top 12”. My favorite ANOOP was given this lucky second chance. I think he will go very far.

I’ll be the first to say the people who I think will make it through most of the season, if not, become the next American Idol: Danny and Lil. Both with extremely different vocals, Danny gives us the Daughtry/David Cook that we loved in American Idol past. However, Lil reminds us of our R&B queens Mary J, Keyshia Cole, and newer artists like Chrisette Michele and Jazmine Sullivan. 

Even though I am usually not a big fan of this show, I have my favorites and hope to see them move further towards being Season 8 American Idol!

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March 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . TV. Leave a comment.

The Watchmen Soundtrack

Highly anticipated/controversial comic comes to film “The Watchmen” includes a very unique soundtrack. Billboard analyzes the film and its relationships with choosing mostly tracks from 1930s-1960s to portray the political environment in society then as represented in the film.

Check out this interesting article:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/feature/index.jsp?JSESSIONID=jSHnJnPM7ZTCTr6fK2zJyJWC34TstQCWktjRGtWpLH1QpVVVFH3l!-646874236

March 4, 2009. Film, Music. Leave a comment.

Jonas Brothers Surprise 9-year old Cancer Patient

Please watch this video as discussed on CBS Early news. Jayla Cooper, a 9 year old with Lukemia, with only weeks to live, asked for a wedding as her last big wish. She married a 7 year old, Jose, who also has cancer. Being that Jayla is a big Jonas Brothers fan, they suprised her at her house and sang her favorite song “Love Bug”.

Please watch this miraculous story.

http://www.cbs.com/thunder/player/thunder.php?pid=MxZpYmhjcB0tZ3vRd0Cb_OQZHUI5yQ9X

March 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Yes, there’s more for the Twilight Movie fans…

Forget about Robert Pattinson for a second. On March 17, there will be a release of Twilight: The Director’s Notebook.

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/02/twilight-direct.html

This book has pictures, sketches, insider information from Catherine Hardwicke herself about the making of this film. If you were able to grab Entertainment Weekly from last month, there was a spread about the upcoming book and what’s inside.

I haven’t even seen the film (honestly) and am very curious about it. We even get to find out as early on as picking the characters for their respective roles to camera angles, makeup and director’s personal words.

Who’s excited????

On another note, I’m so glad this book is coming out because if I hear about Kristen Stewart being a bigger brat about her world promo for the film, I might scream. Seriously, she sounds ridiculous. She has a great opportunity as this breakout role and she’s going to act like it wasn’t important? With that attitude, I don’t see her staying in the spotlight for much longer.

March 3, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Twilight. Leave a comment.

Youthanized. The Documentary.

For all of you reading, please take the time out to check out the upcoming documentary created by fellow peers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It’s been over a year in the making and I am proud to show the trailer of all the hard work that been done.

http://www.youthanized.com/doc.html

With a political tone, it is meant to describe the involvement (or lack thereof) with generation Y and the political environment. Is our generation apathetic? Are we more involved now that we have more outlets to express our points of view? This documentary dives into those questions that in a way helps to show how our generation will shape our futures.

Enjoy!

March 3, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

MMM. good

http://www.omnomicon.com/rainbowcake

Just look at this cake. How awesome it that!?!?

March 3, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Mandy Potter Now on Twitter!

If you’ve been enjoying what you’re reading, feel free to “tweet” me. I just started Twitter about two weeks ago.  I think its great!

You can find me at twitter.com/mandylev. You can get random fun music/movie factoids and learn more about me!

March 3, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Back from a long hiatus..

To all who have been loyal to my site, thank you for your patience.

As holidays and work were taking over my life, I have had little time to update. I promise to be a better blogger from now on. So far, check out my “Music in TV/movies” tab to get good info about songs in the biggest TV shows!

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the Oscars.  I think we weren’t too suprised with Slumdog Millionaire taking most of the awards, Kate Winslet FINALLY winning her Oscar *yay* Yet, there has been some debate about Sean Penn’s win. Many believe it should’ve went to Mickey Rourke.  My opinion: I saw both movies. Overall, I enjoyed Milk better and felt that Penn’s performance was nothing like I’ve seen a long time. With his method acting skills, he completely transformed himself into Harvey Milk, making us see a more happy, optomisitic Penn that we rarely see in his movie roles. Although I very much respect Rourke and his performance in The Wrestler, he was ultimately playing “himself” as the underdog, fighting at any cost for his comeback.

Best speech of the night definitely went to Dustin Lance Black for best original screenplay (Milk). His poise and sincerity of what winning the award meant for him and society at large was a very happy thing to see.

And what did everyone think about bringing former actors/supporting actors winners back to the stage to present the awards? I thought it drew out the show a bit, but I actually liked it. They tried to link similar nominees to talk about the year’s nominees. Interesting idea.

Hugh Jackman. VERY ENJOYABLE! He can carry a show! Also, loved that he brought Anne Hathaway to the stage to sing. What a fabulous voice. (FYI just read that she will be on Broadway this summer in a rendition of Shakespeare’s “In A Midnight Summer’s Dream”).

Gotta go back to making some deals. If you haven’t checked it out yet, watch the trailer for I Love You Man with Paul Rudd, Jason Segal and Rashida Jones. It will definitely give you a good laugh for the day.

Ciao

March 3, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.