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One of the best things about TV songs from years past, is the theme songs. With shows these days, you’re lucky to get a title card with the name of the sitcom or drama on the screen, but back in the ’80s and ’90s, theme songs ruled and these are our favorite.
The Wonder Years
This song gets you right in your feelings every time. It’s hard to listen to this theme song without a little twinge of nostalgia. The song With a Little Help From My Friends was originally a Beatles tune written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. English crooner Joe Cocker covered it with his sweet, gritty voice for The Wonder Years‘ theme.
Well, it’s about time somebody did it!
We’ve seen all his eccectric ways in his videos, through his music and, of course, as a judge on The Voice but TBS is finally giving Cee Lo a chance to fully show every aspect of his personality.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Cee Lo Life will, right now, be a six episode series that will follow the rapper/singer as he tries to maintain a very hectic schedule. In addition to his hosting gig, he’s performing, producing and trying to make sure he and the rest of the Goodie Mob can come back together to make good music.
Michael Wright, head of Programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies had this to say about Cee Lo and the show:
“This new TBS series will give viewers the chance to get to know Cee Lo Green, who is without a doubt one of the hardest-working men in show business. The Cee Lo Life is certain to be a smart, fun and funny journey packed with a lot of great music.”
Cee Lo does seem fun and wacky so this will definitely be entertaining.
Cee Lo also has a development deal with NBC to create and produce new scripted and unscripted shows, as has his The Voice fellow judge, Adam Levine.
The Cee Lo Life will premiere in 2014.
Will you be watching?
Beginning today, Oxygen Media will begin filming scenes for its newest reality show, Pastors of L.A.
The docu-series aims to give viewers a candid and revealing look at the personal and professional lives of the following six world renowned pastors: Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Noel Jones, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Wayne Chaney, Bishop Ron Gibson and Pastor Jay Haizlip.
“Pastors of L.A. documents these larger than life characters who are rock stars in their communities, with a fresh, unique perspective that will resonate with our young audience,” said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media.
The “business” of church seems to really be booming, doesn’t it? You can read the rest on Essence.com.
Would you watch this show?
Awww, isn’t this nice news to hear on Mother’s Day?
On Saturday night, after she was fully dressed for her show in Chattanooga, TN, Monica posted a picture of her protruding belly. In a gorgeous royal blue dress, Monica didn’t need to say anything because it was clear a little one is on the way.
On Twitter, Monica replied to Niecy Nash’s well wishes with a thank you and also revealed that she’s five months pregnant!
She and husband Shannon Brown, a shooting guard for the Phoenix Suns, have been married since November 2010. Monica has two sons, Rocko and Romelo, with former fiancé, rapper Rocko. She’s also been a very strong parental figure to Rocko’s older son Malik and considers him her son as well. Shannon also has a son, Shannon Jr., from a previous relationship. This will be their first child together.
Since they’ve been together, Monica has been on “pregnancy watch.” She’s openly stated that she feels her purpose in life is to be a mother so fans are excited as though this is “everyone’s” baby.
While Monica and Shannon are surely just hoping for a healthy baby, wouldn’t it be nice if she had a little girl? There’s a lot of testosterone in the house already so it’d be cute to have a little girl there for them to start protecting.
Congratulations to the Browns on their new bundle of joy on the way!
Maybe he’s just going through pre-baby emotions. Or Kanye has lost his whole a** mind.
Okay, where to begin? First of all, Kanye and Kim Kardashian looked like they were coming out of a parking garage and on their way to a little eatery when the paparazzi showed up as they always do. We know that Ye has gotten more and more aggravated by the paps so when he saw them, he put his head down and kept walking.
While Kanye wasn’t looking, a “mysterious” car sign popped up out of “nowhere” and Yeezy ran right into it. Kim tried to console him but you can clearly tell he was annoyed. Don’t believe us just watch the video on TMZ.
We’re surprised he didn’t show his full child-like personality, but he just yelled at the paps to “stop taking f**king photos” and walked into the shop.
Ohh, but it doesn’t end there.
It seems as though after Kanye realized he really hit his head and that it was on tape, he came right back outside and went “ape s**t” on another photographer. As you can see in the video, again posted by TMZ, he snapped on a guy who was yelling that he’d just arrived:
Don’t taking a f***ing nother photo, man! Don’t take a f***ing photo! When will you muthaf***as stop?!”
Yeah, that’ll be NEVER, Yeezy. I mean, your girlfriend is the queen of getting some publicity and now you’re attacking the very people who played a huge part in giving her some shine.
We know the paps can be annoying and most of us aren’t famous but they’re only taking pictures. There are some thing you just have to get over and ignore!
Well, let’s hope that slam into the sign doesn’t leave a knot!
White rappers aren’t particularly a new thing. Every few years — or decades — a hot white rapper pops up on the scene and audiences and critics go wild. There was Vanilla Ice in the ’90s, Eminem in the 2000s, and now Macklemore is becoming the hot new white kid on the block.
According to rapper Scarface, we should get used to it. The Houston, Texas, native and member of the Geto Boys recently did an interview with Vlad TV on his musical influences and when asked where he thinks hip-hop is heading, his prediction wasn’t too promising.
“It’s gone be all white kids,” he said. “It’s gonna be like rock n’ roll. To find a Geto Boys record in 25 years is gone be rare.”
Unfortunately, he’s probably right. Not that we have anything against white lyricists, but the more mainstream rap becomes, the greater the opportunity for misappropriation, and sooner or later the musical genre won’t be our thing anymore. The majority of audiences at rap concerts these days are becoming increasingly white and with record companies chasing gimmicks as opposed to talent, it wouldn’t surprising to most of us if the new face of hip-hop became a white one. But in the 25 years we have until this prediction may come true, there is still hope since the ultimate power lies with the consumer.
What do you think about Scareface’s prediction? Is he right?
Well, this is somewhat of a surprise.
Gospel duo Mary Mary has opened their lives to the public with two season of their WE Tv self-titled reality show but there’s one thing that we had no knowledge about: one of the sisters has dealt with her husband having an affair. This according to Vibe Vixen.
Tina Campbell, the more boisterous one of the Marys admitted in the June 2013 issue of Ebony magazine that her husband, musician Teddy Campbell, had an affair and her reaction was one most of us have seen on shows like Snapped:
“Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband,” she admitted. “I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff. I did physically try to stab him. Several times…I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words…My words hurt.”
It should be pointed out that so far, that is the only snippet that has been released about the interview. There’s not been any word on when this affair happened , if there was a reason stated (yes, we know cheating is a choice but some people give reasons for their affairs) or how they got through it.
During season one of their show, Tina and Teddy took a carriage ride and Teddy expressed that he’d not been as happy in the marriage due to Tina’s heavy schedule in the group. It was in that moment that Tina decided to devote more time to her husband and family.
The June issue of Ebony hits newsstands on May 7th.
Are you surprised by this revelation?
You Really Tried It, Huh? 10 Artists Who Tried To Cover Michael Jackson (Some Killed It, Some, Not So Much…)
Just last week we showed you a few of the singers who thought they had what it took to try and cover Prince. This week, we’ve got a few big names who thought they could take on the King of Pop. While not every rendition/cover of his classics from throughout his career were well-done, they were all a lot different than the original songs, which is step one to trying to produce a worthy cover: Do your own thing, but have respect for the originator. Check out covers by everyone from Chaka Khan to Celine Dion, Al B Sure! and even Miles Davis, and let us know which ones you think were good, and not so good after all.
And of course, the links to the actual MJ songs are included in each description!
Well, look what we found!
Kelis is known for her loud and eccentric style making you love her when you’re not always sure why. But a few days ago, she very quietly dropped a song on Soundcloud titled “Jerk Ribs.”
Now, we are not even going to take a guess at why she named it “Jerk Ribs,” especially since she repeats “Call On Me” during the chorus. Then again, artists come up with song titles all the time that are never in the song. But we can tell you that she’s giving a mix of dance, funk and traces of calypso in the beat. There are whistles and steel band sounds all through it.
So what’s it about? The best we can tell it is about Kelis’ love of music and always hearing and feeling the melody in everything, including music and possibly love.
Oh and even better news? Kelis tweeted that her album is done and sounds like “love and summer balled up into one.” We haven’t had a Kelis album since 2010 when she released Flesh Tone to not so rave reviews.
So check out “Jerk Ribs” below and tell us what you think! Are you ready for the return of Kelis?
It’s another Bey & 3 Stacks collabo!
We’ve been hearing about this remake for quite some time now, with Amy’s fans and family members not being overly thrilled with the news. Amy and Beyonce are totally different artists in terms of style so there was really no clue what the final outcome would be with this one.
Well last night on eastvillageradio.com (or EVR), DJ Mark Ronson dropped the song on his show. As the co-writer of the song, he was the chosen guy to air it out for the masses. The song actually starts off with Andre singing the first verse in a voice that sounds much like the singing voice he had in Idlewild. Beyonce comes in on the second verse in a very “breathy” tone, giving us nothing but silky and sultry.
The version is actually quite different from the original version. First, there’s a hip-hop beat on the new version that wasn’t really present on Amy’s version. Second, when you hear Amy sing the song, there’s a certain power and “pain” in it that you won’t really find on the remake.
“Back to Black” will be featured in the upcoming film Gatsby in which Jay-Z is scoring the original music on the soundtrack.
Before you listen, I have to warn you that EVR has their drops all over the song, but they’re placed strategically and you can still heard all the vocals. Check it out!