Taking A Break

Before you have a heart attack – I’m not ill and I’m not closing the blog.

BUT, I have started a new interesting job! New job means a lot of new things to deal with. Hence, for the sake of my own mental health, I’m going to stay away from blogging here for a little while. Which could mean a few weeks. We’ll see.

I really hope you don’t forget about me during this period, I love my readers! I promise I’ll to let you know when I’m back. 😉 Refreshed and newly inspired, hopefully.

Stay tuned, stay happy!


Photo via strongforagirl.com.au.

Oscars 2016 – The Winners

The movie-verse’s biggest event of them all took place last night. That’s right – the Oscars. Leonardo DiCaprio finally got what everyone hoped for and Lady Gaga did not.

Here’s the list of winners:

Best Picture

Actor in a Lead Role
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Actress in a Lead Role
Brie Larson, Room

Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Actress in a Supporting Role
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Original Score
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Original Song
“Writings on the Wall,” Spectre, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best Foreign Language Film
Hungary, Son of Saul

Animated Feature Film
Inside Out, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

Animated Short Film
Bear Story, Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

Live Action Short Film
Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Documentary Feature
Amy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

Documentary Short Subject
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

For more winners, visit the oscars.go.com.

Now, let’s not forget to mention the host of the evening – Chris Rock. He definitely didn’t shy away from being political and adressed the lack of diversity as much as he could. And brilliantly so!

For the rest of the speeches, feel free to surf the Tube.
I’m going to bed. Zzz…

Photo via independent.co.uk.

Song Of The Week: Work

It’s not the most original piece of music and nothing groundbreaking. Yet I can’t get Rihanna and Drake’s latest hit Work out of my head. I guess the relaxing groove and repititious “work, work, work, work, work” does that to one.

Hence, it’s my SOTW.

Here’s how Rihanna and Drake performed the song at last week’s BRIT Awards. Steamy twerk included. The song in the very beginning is Consideration, the first track on Rihanna’s album Anti.

D4TW With Donald O’Connor & Applied Mathematics

Since it’s Oscar weekend I thought it would only be appropriate to have a movie themed dance number today.

I give you a classic dance scene from the 1948 musical Are You With It? The dancers are the fabulous Donald O’Connor together with Louis Da Pron and Lew Parker.

Enjoy and have a glamorous weekend!

It’s Time For Oscar Weekend – New Game Helps Leonardo DiCaprio Win

The biggest, most glamorous and prestigious awards show of all take place on Sunday – the Oscars.

The question a lot of people are asking themselves now is – will Leonardo DiCaprio finally win an Oscar for his role in The Revenant?! Believe it or not, the actor has been nominated but never won one. After the success at this year’s Golden Globes though, things may turn for the better for the poor actor.

But, Leonardo DiCaprio can always need a little help. Hence, there is now a game called Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage, where your job is to get Leo to catch the golden man (the Oscar, that is). Yup, that’s how badly people want the guy to win!

It’s an hilarious old school style game, so why not do your part and help Leo out HERE?!

And remember – if you want to watch movie magic, stiff actors in gorgeous outfits, odd speeches and hilariously controversial jokes from Chris Rock, you can see all that on Sunday!

Photos via oscar.go.com & variety.com

Prince Takes His Solo Show To California

Prince did earlier this year a couple of solo shows at his studio complex close to Minneapolis. In February he took the show to Australia and New Zealand, got rave reviews, and is now going back to the States for more concerts!

I’m not sure how big the American tour will be, but what I do know is that it kicks off in Oakland, California this Sunday! Two shows will be given at 7 and 10 PM.

Expect a piano, a microphone and a Prince serving up some magic. Tickets have been on sale since Wednesday and not many are left, so hurry up if you want to be there!

Photo via prince.org

New Game Of Thrones Posters Are Dead Serious

Yesterday HBO’s Twitter account gave us a new sneak peek of what’s to come in the upcoming season of Game Of Thrones in the form of posters.

Sounds fun? It isn’t.

The posters show the head of each of the characters, including the ones already killed, with eyes closed in some sort of stone frame, as if dead.

The question is: What does this mean?

Can we expect all the main characters to die this season? Or are they just having a beauty sleep? Were they ever really alive? What is the meaning of life?

Game Of Thrones raises the deepest questions…
All I know is that it’s wickedly smart marketing and that I can’t wait until 24 April!

Photos via @GameOfThrones/Twitter

Now Morgan Freeman Can Help You Find Your Way On The Road

Morgan Freeman has one of the most distinctive and pleasant sounding voices among today’s actors.

Which is probably why he was asked to guide drivers using Google’s navigation app Waze. Plus he drove Miss Daisy after all. Just imagine being lost and then hearing the comforting voice of Morgan Freeman… Makes me want to get a driver’s license!

The actor isn’t doing this solely out of a need to help us mortals though. It’s part of the promotional campaign of his upcoming film London Has Fallen, a sequel to 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen.

Clever PR that is also great fun for drivers. What we’d call a win-win situation.

Photo via movieactors.com

Rihanna Gets Real On Anti – Plus She Has A New Video

The anticipation was high when Rihanna last month released her first album in four years.

Anti is raw, dark and gritty, but also playful and exciting. It’s Rihanna’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the album that truly showed how good and artsy Kanye West could be. There’s no doubt that Anti is the singer’s most intriguing album to date.

The album is cocky and explicit. The f-word is thrown around like nothing and the lyrics are more of what we are used to hearing from male artists. A good example is Sex With Me, where Ri-Ri is basically bragging about how good she is in bed (“sex with me so amazing”).

But Anti is also soulful and emotional. Close To You and Love On The Brain are two  slower tracks that are unusualy romantic for Rihanna and show off her vocal skills. They still got attitude of course – after all, we are talking about Rihanna.

I guess you have noticed that I’m a fan of Anti. Sure, there are a couple of tracks that aren’t worth mentioning, but all in all it’s a success. Layered, real and fun.

The Guardian wrote that it’s the kind of album you make when you don’t have to worry about sales and that is spot on. That is when artists dare to be creative, try out new sounds and record more interestingly intricate pieces. Ri-Ri has finally done it.

By the way, Rihanna has also just released the steamy video for her first single Work, featuring Drake. We have a new hit.

Jimmy Kimmel Quizzes Couple On Terrifying Roller Coaster

No celebrity was involved in this roller coaster ride, but I just love these things too much not to post. It’s basically a Disney ad, but, as I said, it’s too good to ignore.

Jimmy Kimmel let a married couple ride a roller coaster at Disneyland while they had to ask 20 questions about which Oscar nominee was behind them. It sounds stupid, but it’s hilarious. Especially since I’m terrified of roller coasters myself and can only imagine the feeling… Eek.

Demi Lovato Impersonates Christina Aguilera And More

A few days ago singer Demi Lovato was on the Tonight Show and did one of my favourite segments – the Wheel Of Musical Impressions. You know I looove good impressions!

She wasn’t as spot on as, say,  Ariana Grande, but her Christina Aguilera did show that she has stronger pipes than one might have thought. Demi Lovato sure can sing!

Fun Videos From Last Week Starring Sia And JLo

There were a couple of funny videos and tv segments last week that I never got to post, so I’m doing it now.

Let’s start with Sia, who was the latest of James Corden’s carpoolers. Will she show her face? Does she sound great?

No and yes.

Then we have Jennifer Lopez on the Tonight Show. Even though the gorgeous woman is closer to 50 (!!) she did an hilarious impression of your random teenager together with Jimmy Fallon on “Ew!”: