2010 has just not been Christina Aguilera’s year. Bionic flopped. Her marriage failed. And Burlesqueis already a bust debuted to lackluster ticket sales this past weekend. If karma is your game, perhaps you’d say the singer’s reportedly uber-bitchy, unabashedly-assholeish antics have come back to bite her in the ass (throwing gum on her fans at a performance on The Today Show as seen here ). But as much as Christina’s impressive level of asshole truly amuses me disappoints many, that voice undeniably still defines an entire generation of pop music fans, the iconic staple on a genre of music whose revival can be attributed to the likes of her and Britney back in the late 90s. But whereas Britney rules the charts based on beats alone (come on, can anyone deny that?) Christina’s success has always lied within the quality of what comes out of her mouth even in the midst of what her image suggest goes into it *cough* Stripped era *cough*, making her a much more individualized star asset than Spears can and ever will be.
But Christina’s fabulous return to form hopefully comes in the shape of a collaboration with T.I. entitled “Castle Walls”. Collaborations a rare thing to come upon in Christina’s discography, considering she’s only guested on a handful of tracks with other artists over the course of her career. If that’s any indication of how the rest of the industry feels about her, we might be able to put a little more weight on those rumors of, well, assholery that have been circulating since she landed on the scene. But “Castle Walls” really has the power to skyrocket to the top of the charts, something Christina desperately needs ever since Bionic‘s two charted singles failed to crack eveen the Top 20 of the Hot 100. The song itself comes hot off the trail of hits like “Airplanes” and “Love the Way You Lie”, a feminine voice adding a delicate and super-catchy balance to the hard-edged sounds of rappers B.o.B and Eminem respectively. “Castle Walls” is nowhere near as cheesy as “Airplanes” and lacks the pretentous douche baggery of “Love the Way You Lie”, finding a home nestled comfortably in between the two extremes.
Expect to see big things happening to this one on the charts. Click here to listen to the brilliance.
I’m going to break from my usual pseudo-reporting bitchiness here and announce that the new Mac Miller music video premiered today…and I’m more or less super pumped because it stars none other than yours truly. And when I say stars, I mean I was casted as a “1950s model” and am literally focused on screen for about two seconds, but I’ll take mine where I can get them. See me flaunting my booty and generally being a mess throughout the background of the video as well. The shoot was absolutely amazing, and Mac (“Malcolm” as his darling mother kept referring to him as) was a freaking blast to be around and the energy on the shoot was incredible. I tend to like photoshoots better, but after the fantastic experience I had with the Rex Arrow Films crew and everyone I met on the set (holla Lauren McKool and Hannah Hager Phenicie and the AMAZING makeup artists!).
Click here to watch the uber-exciting video. And click here to follow my beautiful ass on twitter.
Today marks the first day in a long while that we’ve been bombarded with any and all things Kathy Griffin. And I’m certainly not complaining. The hilarious comic goddess made appearances on “The Today Show” as well as “The View” to promote the upcoming sixth season of the outrageously successful Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, which makes it’s return at 9 pm tonight on the Bravo TV network.
The two-time Emmy-winning series returns tonight with a very special guest appearance from Liza Minelli herself. Need I say more? I couldn’t be more excited.
Preceeding the premiere will be Griffin’s latest stand-up special Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt, chock-full with more of her celebrity-bashing antics and bitchily spot-on observations about the superfically superficial celebrity scene.
Look for a full PopSmut review of the season premiere of My Life on the D-List later tomorrow.
Until then, I’ve got my box of wine (Maggie Griffin style) and cake soup (season 5, anyone!?) by my side anxiously awaiting the Queen of Comedy’s (hopefully) brilliant return.