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The Cast Of Dancing With The Stars REVEALED!!

Well, once again.....it's quite the selection of "stars"!!

Earlier, I mentioned that stars Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert and Sherri Shepherd had been confirmed for the show, well now we have the entire cast list and here they are with their respective partners:

1) Jack Wagner, soap actor from “Bold and the Beautiful,” General Hospital” and “Melrose Place” — with Anna Trebunskaya
2) Melissa Gilbert, played Laura Ingalls on “Little House on the Prairie”with Maskim Chmerkovskiy 
3) Donald Driver, receiver for the Green Bay Packers — with Peta Murgatroyd
4) William Levy, telenova star apparently known as the “Brad Pitt of Mexico” — with Cheryl Burke
5) Sherri Shepherd, co-host of “The View” — with Val Chmerkovskiy
6) Katherine Jenkins, opera star — with Mark Ballas
7) Gavin DeGraw, pop singer known for penning the “One Tree Hill” theme song — with Karina Smirnoff
8) Martina Navratilova, tennis pro — with Tony Dovolani
9) Roshon Fegan, star of Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up” and hip ho…

Idol Top 13 Guys Recap - Excuse This Rant

This post ain't gonna be pretty.

Last night, the live shows finally started on "American Idol" and yours truly was definitely excited. The talent in the guys this year, seemed to have been good on paper.....

But last night, with the exception of one performance, none of them delivered.

While some performances were good, its not exactly what I was hoping for. At this point in the competition, they have to prove they're GREAT if they wanna be a lock for the final top 12 with the girls. Maybe it was nerves.....or maybe it was just the judges' who picked the wrong ones.

For whatever the reason, I was left very disappointed.

Now, I could post every performance, but that would be pointless. There is only ONE performance you all need to bare witness to, and it comes from Joshua Ledet:


This will rank among some of the greatest Idol performances EVER. His phrasing, pitch, and stage presence were incredible and he was the only contestant that blew me away.

Honorable menti…

Your Smash Review - True Colors

This show is SO damn good I can't stand it!!

"Smash" kept on rolling last night and I do believe its beginning to show who Ivy truly is.

Unbeknown to Ivy, Karen had been cast in the ensemble (thanks to Derek) and it appears Ivy isn't appreciating the vocal range of the once considered star for Marilyn. During rehearsals,, Ivy kept complaining she couldn't hear herself over Karen and thus had her removed.

Karen ultimately found out Ivy was sleeping with Derek, and wondered if that's why she scored the big role. Ivy is seemingly showing a diva side to her but it flat out denying it to anyone who calls her out on it.

Elsewhere, Eileen (the incomparable Anjelica Huston) was desperate to make money for the musical and was determined to do it on her own and without the assistance of her soon to be ex-husband. She turned to a recently high paid child star (guest star Nick Jonas) to possibly aid her in her financial troubles.

Karen on the other hand, was starting to…

Oprah Brings The LOL's With Jimmy Kimmel!!

I didn't know she had it in her!!

Last night, Oprah Winfrey paid a visit to the Jimmy Kimmel Live show and the 2 put on QUITE the show!!

For a sketch, Jimmy was set to present some ideas of new shows  to Oprah for her network OWN. What followed was absolutely HILARIOUS!!

Check it out!


LOL!!!

The BEST part of the whole sketch?

Book Club Fight Club!!!

Absolute praise for O.....she killed this!!

New Madonna!! And It's HOT!!!!!

This should have been the first single dammit!!!!

Madonna has just released the second single off of her highly anticipated new album "MDNA" due out next month!

Check out "Girl Gone Wild" below!


My interest in this album just multiplied!!!!!

Not that I was ever NOT excited for it!

HA!

What do you guys think?

Fashion Report Card: Oscar's Highs & Lows

The red carpet was on FIRE last night!!

And with the exception of a very short few who put a damper on it, the stars definitely brought their best!!

Let's start off by looking at the 5 best dressed of the night:

5. Milla Jovovich

This woman needs to attend the Oscars EVERY year from now on!! Being her first visit, I'm sure she was nervous as hell, but the "Resident Evil" star looked every bit the STAR that she is! She looked absolutely incredible in her Ellie Saab coutoure gown!


4. Michelle Williams

The nominee for "My Week with Marilyn" stunned in her gorgeous Louis Vuitton gown! She may not have taken home an award last night, but she definitely won in the fashion department. The dress was very chic and played off her features perfectly. Her hair, makeup were a beautiful touch. Very well done.


3. Penelope Cruz

This woman NEVER disappoints! The presenter looked ravishing in a soft blue Armani gown and I am GUSHING over the color! Her hair is a great touch…

Your Complete Oscar Recap

What a show!

Hollywood came alive last night and as always, the Oscars didn't disappoint.

What could have easily been a 3 hour snoozefest, the show was highly entertaining from start to finish with host Billy Crystal. The star returned for his 9th time as host and he didn't miss a beat.

The crowd loved him and yours truly would simply love to see him host EVERY year.

The rest of the show moved along beautifully, so lets take a look at some highlights:

1. Emma Stone & Ben Stiller - Funniest Moment

This was EASILY the funniest moment of the night. When the presentation started I actually thought Emma may have been drunk, but then realized it was all planned. Take a look for yourself and see what I mean.


HA! This young woman is BRILLIANT when it comes to comedy and its no surprise that she killed this, just like she did on SNL when she hosted a few months back.

2. Christopher Plummer/Octavia Spencer/Meryl Streep - Best Speech

We have a 3 way tie!! Every speech was different …

Sacha Baron Cohen VS Ryan Seacrest

UPDATE AT END OF POST**********

Interesting way to spice up the red carpet.

Host of the E! red carpet special at the Oscars, Ryan Seacrest has been on a roll interviewing celebrity after celebrity, until he met his match.

Sacha Baron Cohen, who we all know and love as "Borat" hit the red carpet tonight, but decided to do so in character from his upcoming film "The Dictator".

For all of you not in the know, Cohen had wanted to attend the ceremony in character but the Academy initially told him no. The backlash was beginning to build and the Academy softened up and ultimately allowed it. I'm sure Ryan was wishing otherwise.

Check out their encounter below.




The ashes were a mock of Kim Jung Il from the upcoming feature film.

This definitely wasn't planned, as you can clearly tell by Ryan's expression.

Was this fitting for the awards show? Or inappropriate?

UPDATE:

Sacha has since been escorted off the red carpet!!!!!

Oscar! Oscar! Oscar!

It's fast approaching!!

I'll be taking in the festivities tonight, so make sure you check back at the end of the broadcast (make sure you stay awake!!)

PopGoesTheArts will have a complete recap of the show, including all the winners, their acceptance speeches, and the showstopping moments!

Billy Crystal returns as host and its going to be one hell of a ride!!

Rewind! The Best (And Worst) Of Oscar Fashion

Tonight is the big night!!

The stars will come out to celebrate a stellar year in film, and yours truly is VERY excited.

The show is known for some crazy moments (Adrien Brody kissing Halle Berry anyone?) but one thing that is on everyone's minds:

What will they wear!

In past years, some stars have nailed the red carpet look while others fall flat on their less than fashionable asses.

Lets take a look at some of the good.....and A LOT of the bad!

The Good:

Halle Berry

 The nominee that night (in 2002) showed the world that she really was a star in her amazing Ellie Saab gown. The risque sheer along with the coloring was perfect for her and maybe it brought her some luck: she would go on later that night to take home Best Actress for "Monsters Ball".

Kate Winslet



The nominee (and later winner as well) back in 2009, channeled her inner Greek Goddess in a Yves St. Laurent Atelier gown. Once again, the color is what really knocks it out. The dress showed off her curves and sh…

Move Over Brit, Janet and Fergie: Avril May Be Taking A Spot!!

Well isn't this......exciting?

Reports are coming out now that rumored names for X Factor (Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Fergie) are just that: rumors.

One name however is actually starting to take flight and that's Canadian girl Avril Lavigne.

Sources are saying talks between the 2 sides have already begun and it could be close to finalized within a week. It also benefits Avril that she has ties with mentor LA Reid.

If you remember as well, Avril performed on the season finale with 3rd runner up Chris Rene.

I'm really not sure how I feel about this. I know Avril has experience in the business, but I still believe Brit and Janet would be far superior judges.

What do you think? Would Avril be the right choice for X Factor?

Starr Manning Arrives!!!

Yes!!!!!!

The kickoff to this storyline has OFFICIALLY begun!!

By now, you're all very aware of the crossover between soap opera "General Hospital" and the now cancelled "One Life To Live" thanks to yours truly rambling on about it.

Well, in Friday's cliffhanger episode, the first of those characters was introduced!

Starr Manning arrived in Port Charles in a big way with her boyfriend Cole and daughter Hope.

Check out their entrance below.


Ugh.....I have a feeling they're going to kill Cole off.....

Well, that's the soap opera world for ya!!

Can't wait for Starr's parents to arrive in Port Charles!!!

Next week is going to be good!

First 3 Dancing With The Stars Contestants Announced!!!

These aren't too bad actually......

Season 14 (holy crap) of "Dancing with the Stars" is set to kick off next month, and as per usual, the names are just starting to be announced.

First up, we get "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd.

Sherri can be damn funny sometimes so I'm somewhat looking forward to her sparring with the judges and showing off a wild dance style.

The next name announced is former "Melrose Place" and now star of "Bold & the Beautiful" (and ex of Heather Locklear) Jack Wagner. It's nice to see that they show recognizes soap stars which they have for many seasons. Hell, a soap star took it home last year! (JR Martinez)

Last up, we get Melissa Gilbert!

The "Little House on the Prairie" alum has seemingly dropped off the Hollywood radar and this could be a great comeback ala Jennifer Grey or Ricki Lake. Her rumored partner is none other than bad boy (and shit disturber) Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Singer Gavin D…

Monica & Brandy Reunite On Leno!!!!

Oh, I'm feeling 90's nostalgic!!!!

R&B stars Brandy & Monica hit up the stage on Jay Leno to perform their new single "It All Belongs To Me" and the ladies were on POINT!!

More importantly though, they looked fantastic!!

A sweet gesture by Monica who was wearing a Whitney Houston t-shirt.

Check out their performance below!

Chris Brown DENIES Allegations!!!

Well, we didn't think he'd own up to it did we??

Chris Brown is once again finding himself in the spotlight and, hopefully for his sake, its all smoke and mirrors and not legit.

Chris has been accused of stealing an iPhone from a fan after she snapped a photo of him coming out of a nightclub. He reportedly grabbed the phone from the fan and drove off with it claiming he didn't want any photos of himself online.

You know....cause he's not famous or anything......

Now, while we await word from the department on the actions that will be taken (if any) a source has spoken out who is close to Chris:

Chris is telling friends that he has done nothing wrong. He is hopeful that the evidence and the true facts of the case will result in no charges being made against him…He will do whatever his attorney asks him to do. He is no longer in Miami, but if he needs to return for any reason, he certainly will. Chris has nothing to hide.

Let's hope he's telling the truth.

If …

Your Top 24 Revealed!!! With A TWIST!!!

Leave it to Idol to try and boost ratings. HA!

Last night saw the culmination of the auditions and it has finally come down to the Top 24!

Going into Thursday night, 10 more names had to be announced and yours truly is very happy with who went through.

Let's take a look at the COMPLETE list of 24!

Adam Brock, 27, Washington, Pennsylvania
  Jeremy Rosado, 19, Valrico, Florida

  Eben Franckewitz, 15, Loveland, Ohio
  Shannon Magrane, 16, Tampa, Florida
  Hallie Day, 24, Baltimore, Maryland
  Chase Likens, Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  Aaron Marcellus, 27, Atlanta
  DeAndre Brackensick, 17, San Jose, California
  Skylar Laine, 18, Brandon, Mississippi
  Hollie Cavanagh, 18, McKinney, Texas
  Heejun Han, 22, Flushing, New York
  Phillip Phillips, 21, Leesburg, Georgia

  Creighton Fraker, 28, Queens, New York
  Jen Hirsh, 25, Agoura Hills, California
  Chelsea Sorrell, 23, Stokesdale, Arizona
  Elise Testone, 28, Charleston, South Carolina
  Reed Grimm, 26, Ellsworth, Wisconsin

  Joshua Ledet, …

New Carrie Underwood!!!

Yes!!

The country sweetheart has JUST released her brand new single "Good Girl" off of her upcoming 4th studio album due out May 1st.

Check out "Good Girl" below!


It's a SMASH folks!!

This song has HUGE potential to be a crossover hit for Carrie and I'm absolutely loving it! Her vocals slay as usual and the beat is fun.

Can't wait for the new album!

Chris Brown "Possibly" In Trouble Again!!

Ugh.

New reports are coming to light today that could cause Chris Brown to have a run in with the law again....and for his sake, this better not be true!

A representative for the Miami Beach Police Department is reporting that  24 year old Christal Spann filed a report Sunday for "robbery by snatching" and is claiming that she noticed Chris Brown outside of Cameo nightclub and snapped a photo of the star as he was getting into his car.

The report then states that as Brown was driving away, he "flipped out", rolling down the window and grabbing the phone out of her hands and exclaiming " Bitch, you ain't putting that on no website" and drove off. 

Now for the bad news (for Chris):

If he is found guilty of the crime, he could find himself behind bars.

Remember, Chris is still on probation for that little incident back in 2009.

Oh, I'm sure you all know what incident it is and I don't need to say it.

As of now, no arrest warrant has been issued…

Which Artists Have Shown Interest In Joining X Factor??? Find Out HERE!!!

Breathe......

Okay, so according to reports, there are 3 names in the music industry that have expressed interest in joining X Factor to replace the now fired Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.

Who are they you ask?

Here are the first 2:

1. Fergie - This is the only one of the 3 that I'm not feeling. For all I know, she would be a fantastic judge, but I don't see her with the credentials for it. Sure, she's been with the Black Eyed Peas for years now and has a solo album under her belt....yeah you read that right: 1 SOLO ALBUM....but that to me, doesn't scream being a judge.

2. Janet Jackson - THIS is major!! The diva of the Jackson family would be AMAZING in a seat at the judges' table. Janet has been in the industry for a very long time, and her opinion would be crucial. She's lived the spotlight and knows a thing or 2 about performing. This would be a BRILLIANT casting  decision.

And now for the 3rd celebrity who has thrown her name into the hat:

3. BRITNE…

Idol Recap: 14 Of The 24 Announced

We're almost ready for the live shows!!!

Tonight, American Idol will finally reveal 10 more contestants and will show the world the Top 24 who will move onto the live shows.

But thats tonight......last night they revealed 14 and we've got them for you right here!!

The Boys

Creighton Fraker
Joshua Ledet
Reed Grimm
Heejun Han
Phil Phillips (yes that's his real name)
Colton Dixon

The Girls

Jen Hirsh
Haley Johnson
Elisa Testone
Erika Van Pelt
Chelsea Sorrell
Baylie Brown
Jessica Sanchez
Brielle Von Hugel

There they are!

So based on those names, we should expect 4 more girls to be announced and 6 more guys!

This season truly is shaping up to be pretty amazing, but I do believe that the guys have it ALL OVER the girls this year.

Get ready everyone, because after tonight......starting next week...

PopGoesTheArts will see the return of the fan favorite:

The Good, The Bad, & The WTF!!!!!!

Check out below the best of the Final Performances last night:

Joshua Ledet


Jessica Sanchez (…

Shame On You National Enquirer

This is one website where you WON'T see the photo.

Trash magazine "National Enquirer" somehow managed to retrieve a photo of the late Whitney Houston in her casket during the PRIVATE family viewing.

They have decided to use the photo as the cover page for their next article.

Like Perez Hilton (whom I applaud during this), PopGoesTheArts WILL NOT be showing the photo.

This is in extremely bad taste and the magazine should be boycotted.

Somehow, it will probably end up being a huge seller though.

What do you guys think? Poor taste?

RIP Whitney

The Mannings & McBain Are Coming!!!!

OH HELL YES!!!

This is the kind of promo I have been waiting for!!

Beginning shortly on "General Hospital", we will see certain former "One Life To Live" actors cross over as their characters they played on the now cancelled soap.

In a previous post, yours truly showed a very exciting promo about what was to come, but now?

This promo will blow your minds!!!!


That VERY last shot:

Could it be.......are my eyes deceiving me?

Blair and Carly.......as FRIENDS?!

Bring it on!!!!

Here Comes Oscar!!!

Awards season may be coming to a close this Sunday, but it will definitely go out with a BANG!

The Academy Awards will air this Sunday, February 26th, and yours truly is excited for a stellar night of fashion and winning!!

Will Meryl Streep succeed in taking home her 3rd Oscar after a VERY successful run as a long time nominee? Or will Viola Davis creep past her and take it home for her amazing portrayal in "The Help"?

What about Best Supporting Actress? Will Octavia Spencer continue her dominance throughout awards season and claim the biggest trophy of them all? Or will a dark horse sneak past her?

And finally, will "The Artist" claim Best Picture?

Time will tell, but you can get all of your Oscar news and latest updates here!!

See you Sunday!!

Glee's Winter Finale: Shocking Cliffhanger!!

I must say:

Bravo Ryan Murphy.

Last night, gleeks all over the world were probably sitting in front of their televisions either crying or freaking out.

Yours truly was doing both at different times of the episode!!

SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN'T SEEN THE EPISODE!!!!!!!







New Directions were finally ready to hit the stage for Regionals when the unthinkable happened:

Karofsky tried to kill himself.

If you all remember, in last weeks episode, a fellow teammate caught Dave and Kurt at Breadsticks and that was enough to spread the hate around the locker room at Dave's new school. This devastated the former bully and he felt like giving up. When his attempt was unsuccessful, it shook some of our kids at McKinley, particularly Kurt.

And more importantly, Sebastian.

The dastardly Warblers leader decided that what he had done to Blaine was malicious and he finally apologized.. We were then treated to a flashback of exactly WHY Sebastian felt this way:

He insulted Dave at a gay bar …

Adele Speaks Her Mind.....With Her Middle Finger!!!

Thatta girl!!!!

Just like the Grammy's, UK superstar Adele cleaned up at the Brit Awards and took home top honors including Album of the Year. The ending could have been somewhat better though....

Adele took to the stage and mid speech, the host informed her she had to cut her speech short!!

The band that was scheduled to take the stage was Blur....and Adele didn't seem too happy about it!!


A message to host James Corden:

I'm aware you probably had some guys yelling in your ear to get her off the stage....but how about some respect for the highest selling UK artist of the last decade?!

Unbelievable!!

Adele has since released a comment following the gesture:

"I flung the middle finger. That was for the suits at the Brit Awards, not my fans. I'm sorry if I offended anyone but the suits offended me"

What do you guys think? Was she right to flip off the producers???


Your Smash Review: Keep Watching!!!

Damn it!!

First "Ringer" and now "Smash!?

The new NBC show "Smash" debuted to solid numbers a few weeks back, but the second episode slipped and last nights slipped even more.

Last night saw Ivy question whether or not Derek gave her the part of Marilyn because she slept with him, and we learned something very interesting about Julia (Debra Messing):

She had an affair with the guy cast as Joe DiMaggio!!

Drama!!!!

The show honestly, keeps getting better and better for me so I truly hope the ratings pick back up.

What about all of you? Are you watching??

It's Happened: Chris Brown & Rihanna Duet......TWICE!!!!

Holy crap.

While I may not be as over excited as one Perez Hilton, I have to admit something:

These are DAMN good!!

As speculated, Rihanna dropped the new single version of "Birthday Cake" today and it features her ex(?)boyfriend Chris Brown in an added verse.

Check it out below.


I must admit, that while I don't want them back together......

It's VERY good!!

Now while we all expected this duet, this next bit of news came as a shock!

Chris has also dropped the remix to his hot new single "Turn Up The Music" and it features.....

You guessed it!

Check out the possibly on again couple below again!


Now....this one?

HOT!!!!

Rihanna's added vocal adds a completely new dimension to the song!!!

Well as a PR move:

Very well done you guys.

And on a personal note:

Rihanna....be careful.

Don't Screw Up This Opportunity!!!!

Although, to be fair, knowing this girls luck, it won't matter how successful this is!

Fallen star Lindsay Lohan is attempting to jumpstart her career by enlisting the help of a certain someone:

Lorne Michaels

Lorne is the executive producer of "Saturday Night Live" and according to reports, Lindsay has reached out to him to get her a hosting gig for the late night program.

Both sides have possibly come to terms and it looks like Lindsay may host the show March 3.

Nothing is 100% confirmed yet, but this is what appears to be the case.

Lindsay has proven in the past that she can hold her own on the sketch comedy show, but with all of her recent court/jail problems, this is her attempt to rejuvenate herself.

Can she do it?

Time will tell!

Chris Cornell Pays Tribute To Whitney

Wow.

To think of ANY artist that could cover "I Will Always Love You" and completely do it justice, his name NEVER would have come to mind!

The frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave took to the stage last Thursday night during a rally for President Barack Obama , and laid down a VERY impressive cover of the late singer's career song.

Check it out below.


This was AMAZING.

Chris completely reinvents the song and I'm so happy for all of those that were there that night that got to take this in.

It was great for all of us fans at home, thanks to Youtube, that are able to bask in its glory as well.

Bravo Chris.

Happy Birthday Rihanna!!

Today, the Barbados born superstar turns 24!!

Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty was born February 20th 1988 and has been on a roll in the music biz, and in only 7 years, has released an album every year she's been on the scene!

Starting off with "Music of the Sun" in 2005, Rihanna has spawned several number 1 singles including "SOS", "Umbrella", "Only Girl (In The World)" and "We Found Love".

Her career hasn't come without controversy though.

Being subjected to a violent relationship with Chris Brown, Rihanna is reportedly back on speaking terms with him and could possibly even be on the verge of reuniting with.

Let's forget all of that though and focus on the pop music she has given us over the years!

Check out below to see Rihanna give a solid performance at this years Grammy Awards!

Your Oscar Moment - And The Oscar Goes To.....

Whether it be a clear front-runner, or a dark horse....

The Oscars always knows how to keep the suspense!

Take a look at this special video and see the history of Best Picture at the Academy Awards!


Some great pictures over the years!!

What are some of your favorites???

PopGoesTheArts Hits A Milestone!!!!!!

HOLY CRAP!!!!

I can't begin to thank everyone enough for visiting the site, because thanks to all of you....

As of RIGHT NOW....

PopGoesTheArts is celebrating 20,000 PAGE VIEWS!!!!!!!!!!

This is only the beginning for the website, as there will be much more to come!!

Thank you all again SO MUCH!!!

xoxo

Clive Davis Brings The Tears

I don't know about you.....

But I can't get through the mans eulogy with getting teary eyed!!

The man most famous for bringing Whitney Houston into our lives spoke today at her "home going" service and it was what you would expect:

Simply beautiful.

Clive doesn't pull any punches when he discusses his final meeting with Whitney and its heartbreaking to hear him talk so candidly.

I could have posted this alongside the Kevin Costner video, but I felt they both deserved their own post.

Check out below Clive's touching words for the star.

Port Charles & Llanview COLLIDE!!

This is going to be SO good!!!

If any of you are like me, then you love a good, juicy, soap opera!!

This past year saw 2 of my beloved soaps meet their end (All My Children & One Life To Live) and I was quite upset.

Well, their loss is  "General Hospital's" gain!!

The last standing soap on ABC will see a quartet of stars from OLTL enter the fray and I'm THRILLED with the selection of who got picked up.

OLTL star Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) will be the first to debut the week of February 20th while her parents, played by Kassie DePaiva and Roger Howarth (Blair & Todd Manning respectively) will enter Port Charles the week after.

Following the Manning's will be none other that Michael Easton (John McBain)!!

This is really exciting as there are SO many new opportunities that can be explored by bringing these characters to a different show.

Check out the promo for their arrivals below!