Category Archives: Hollywood

Headphones Ad Thinks ‘Butt Cheeks’ Make Good Music…Listen (They Hope You Agree)

twerking headphones ad

*You’ve got to admit, when a company says they want to introduce music made by the booty—for the booty, you get a visual that immediately tells you that’s probably too much information.

But that’s what the team at AIAIAI headphones is selling  in their latest project where sensors are attached to the booty of a woman as she goes twerk-crazy.

Just when you thought Miley had ruined twerking for everyone, the folks at AIAIAI headphones raise the bar for rump awareness with their latest project, “Real Booty Music.”Music producer Branko (from Buraka Som Sistema) attached sensors to Twerk Queen Louise‘s derrière and harnessed the movement of—well, butt cheeks—to create new music. 

It really is something to behold.

According to the company, “The overall idea behind the project was to provide AIAIAI headphone users and other music lovers with new music. Moreover, we wanted to do this in an unusual way, which brought about music made by the booty—for the booty. The project explores the rich heritage of bass-driven club culture, where dancing and booty shaking are integral elements. We want to see if it’s possible to change the perception of twerking through placing it in a technology-driven, creative context and letting the dance ‘do the talking.’ ”

Check out the Twerk video below first, then…Then, if that video simply whetted your appetite for the track, check it out:

Via Ads of the World.

CREDITS
Client: AIAIAI
Creative Director / Art Director: Peter Michael Willer
Copywriter: Ulrik Nørgaard
Artist: Branko
Dancer: Twerk Queen Louise
Creative Technology Design: Pieter-Jan Pieters / Owow
Engineers: Joep le Blanc, Alex Tsamakos
Film Director: Mike Nybroe
Webdesigner: Andy Borglind
Published: February 2015

 Read more at ADweek.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Brings ‘Revelations’ Residency to Public School Students in Los Angeles

Nasha Thomas-Schmitt leads students in an Ailey Revelations Residency at Washington Carver Middle School, the school Alvin Ailey attended. Photo by Drew A. Kelley
Nasha Thomas-Schmitt leads students in an Ailey Revelations Residency at Washington Carver Middle School, the school Alvin Ailey attended. Photo by Drew A. Kelley

 

*The Ailey organization proudly continues its mission of using dance to educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages. Now, with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its way to L.A. as they embark upon their North American tour, the troupe is giving public school students the opportunity to  experience residencies via the legendary Alvin Ailey American masterpiece, “Revelations,” not only the best known and most often seen modern dance performance, but an  innovative curriculum-based initiative designed to inspire students to study language arts, social studies and dance in depth.

The residency is being sponsored by The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation,  and Ailey Arts in Education Programs in Los Angeles will have residencies at two schools – Glenn Hammond Curtiss Middle School and Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School from March 9th – 13th.  All expenses will be paid by the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation through a gift from the Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation.

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The Four Tops ‘Bring It’ to Audience at Arcadia Performing Arts Center

Four-Tops-2011
L-R Ronnie McNeir, Lawrence Payton, Jr., Abdul “Duke” Fakir (seated) and Harold Bonhart

 

*Known for creating some of the most memorable songs in music history, and helping to formulate the Motown sound, the audience at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center in Arcadia, California was treated to music royalty when The Four Tops performed on Saturday night to a nearly sold out crowd. With only one remaining original member left, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, the show would have had a more bittersweet overtone were it not for the beautiful homage paid to original members – former lead singer Levi Stubbs, who passed away in 2008; Lawrence Payton, Sr. (1997) and Renaldo Benson (2005). Continue reading

Frank DiLeo, Former Michael Jackson Manager, Leaves Behind Journal That Claims ‘Mafia Hit’ Would’ve Taken Stars’ Life

 

Frank Dileo , the man who managed the King of Pop at the height of his fame in the 1980s, may have passed away in August of 2011, but he left plenty of claims behind in journals and videos. One of these claims include how he says he used his influence to call off a mafia hit on Michael Jackson.

Dileo was a force of a man who was most recognized as a short, stout, cigar chomping dude, who even played the role of a gangster in Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas, about the Mob in New York.

Now, according to yet another book about the late idol, the Mafia planned to carry out a contract killing on Jackson.

DiLeo was 63-years old when he died following complications from heart surgery. Continue reading

Robin Williams’ Wife & Kids Now Fighting Over His Sizable Estate

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

*It seems money is a race of its own. There’s African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, and “Other” — which is where money resides; and it can cause people to act a fool, too. Especially when there’s lots of it. As in the kind our beloved Robin Williams had. The late comedian, actor, activist and philanthropist left behind a sizable estate that his wife and children are now fighting over. But money in its real form doesn’t seem to be the issue here, its other valuables like clothing and jewelry and what-have-you that is causing friction in the family.

The parties have started the process and filed papers in San Francisco Superior Court, to fight over the late comedian’s estate.

Williams’ wife, Susan, says some of the late actor’s personal items were taken without her permission and asks the court to exclude the contents of the Tiburon home that she shared with Williams from the jewelry, memorabilia and other items Williams said the children should have.

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Hollywood Blvd Drama: ‘Chewbacca’ Stops Real Turf War Fight Between Superhero and Shero (Watch)

Fight on Hollywood Blvd.

*One thing is for sure, while every neighborhood in every city, state and country in the world has its own set of crazy, few can compete with Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. With an assortment of street ‘entrepreneurs’ in tact, even its panhandlers find creative ways to get tourists’ dollars.  Which also makes it a competitive area – where turf wars can break out between the most unexpected ‘colleagues’. Take comic superhero Mr. Incredible, who was recently sentenced to 3 years probation after pleading guilty to attacking  Batgirl in a Hollywood Boulevard turf dispute, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

…and who else would step in to save the day, but the one and only Star Wars character, the beloved Wookiee, Chewbacca.

Of course creepy ‘Freddy Kruger‘ was one of the bystanders. Continue reading

Jennie Greenberry Talks to EURThisNthat About ‘Cinderella’ Role in ‘Into the Woods’

 

Jennie Greenberry (front) as Cinderella, Royer Bockus (standing) as Rapunzel
Jennie Greenberry (seated) as Cinderella, , Royer Bockus (standing) as Rapunzel Photo: Jenny Graham

*When Jennie Greenberry, who plays the role of “Cinderella” in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of “Into The Woods” at The Wallis Theater in Beverly Hills got an email out of the blue  asking if she’d interested in auditioning for the role, she says her first thought was one, “This is amazing” – because ‘Into the Woods’ is one of her favorite  musicals; but then she found herself thinking, “Do they know I’m not white.”

At a striking 5’9″ tall, Greenberry is probably one of the tallest women to ever play the role of the poor, abused servant girl who catches the eye (and heart) of prince charming. “I never saw myself in the show. Not that I didn’t want to be, I just never saw anyone that looked like me in Into the Woods. I thought, ‘Oh its a great show but there’s probably nothing in it for me.'”

Greenberry, a soprano whose theater work includes plays such as The Wiz, Pippin, Ain’t Misbehavin, Little Shop of Horrors and dozens more – was up for two roles in two different plays when the call came in for Into The Woods. She ended up getting both roles, Cinderella and a role in the play, “Cocoanuts,” as part of a 10-month contract. Continue reading

OMG! Man Punches Woman in Face on Live TV Game Show (Watch!)

Looks innocent enough, right?
Looks innocent enough, right?

*Oh man, I kid you not, you think we do crazy stuff here in the U.S.A.? When is the last time you saw one person attack another on a game show…and have it be televised???

In the short clip below, contestants are standing around an automobile. They aren’t speaking English, but somehow, you can tell when its getting heated.

The woman dressed in a G-string starts waving her shoe in the air. She begins to taunt the man with the shoe . He lunges towards the woman, grabs her hair by the back of her head with both hands, appears to slap her before he slams her to the ground and punches her in the face.

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