Beyoncé - "Schoolin' Life"

J.R. Taylor Choreography

Friday, October 30, 2009

Here's the official video to Britney Spears' smash single, "3." I was actually fortunate enough to catch the video last night on YouTube. Apparently it was uploaded by mistake. But I liked this video, some of the choreography was really nice and I love the song. Enjoy.

Any dancer cannot deny the influence of Michael Jackson. One in particular, Omarion, is paying homage to the King of Dance by dedicating his new music videos to him.

The clip for the R&B singer’s first single, “I Get It In” featuring Gucci Mane, will debut next week. He is also working on a video for “Hoodie,” a viral single from his new album Ollusion, due January 12.

“‘Hoodie’ is a viral single. We’re putting it out there for the fans. Both videos ['Hoodie' and 'I Get It In'] are dedicated to Michael Jackson. It’s a mix between ‘Beat It’ and ‘Bad,’” the former B2K member tells

O describes the clip’s dance-heavy premise. “When I pull up, I’m getting out the car, we start choreography and then it keeps going until the end of the video. I’m telling you right now, this is probably one of the dopest videos you’ve seen in a long time because it’s a concept.”

Two photographers have been temporarily ordered to stay 100 yards away from Nicole Richie, a Los Angeles judge ruled Friday. The order also protects her two children, Harlow, 2, and Sparrow, 6 weeks.

In her filing, Richie states that photographers Eduardo Arrivebene and Ivon Miguel daily "stalk" Richie and her family, and that they "sit outside my house, waiting for me to leave." She alleges that they "scream at me in an attempt to get my reaction, scare me, follow me, chase me in [their] vehicle," causing her "severe emotional distress."

Richie, 28, was rear-ended by the pair while driving in Beverly Hills earlier this month. She sought medical help following the incident. In her filing, she blames the photographers for causing the collision.

"I am fearful that [their] continued presence may cause yet another accident, this time with my infant children in the vehicle," Richie adds. She says that even after the accident, the pair continued to pursue her.

Arrivebene, who was driving the car that rear-ended Richie's vehicle, was arrested immediately after the crash for driving without a license. He was later freed on $1,225 bail.

A rep for Richie was not immediately available for comment. A hearing is set for Nov. 16 to determine whether to extend the orders.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

In a recent interview with Boombox, R&B singer Omarion offers his 2 cents on the brewing controversy surrounding the ‘dark side’ of the music industry, as well as Rihanna’s alleged involvement. Some of you will recall Tiffany Evans’ recent comments about Rihanna and apparent ‘devil worship’, comments which kinda blew the lid off the whole situation – a situation which has been the subject of much debate on a covert level for some time now. Check out what the former B2K star had to say:

“I don’t personally know Rihanna’s beliefs but I think there’s a very dark and very sinister part of the entertainment business and I think it’s very visible,” he said. “This is something that a lot of people don’t look at [but for example] Michael Jackson used to be a Jehovah’s Witness and I remember hearing that he wanted to separate from the religion — and this was during the time that he was doing ‘Thriller’ [which ended up being] his biggest album.”

“Fast forward to now,” Omarion continued, “[and] it really made me think that there is a [time as an artist] where there’s going to be a choice. The[entertainment] world [dictates] that you have to be with three or four women, or do this in order to get that [and] I think it’s really interesting. With God and the industry, it’s really dark. The dark side is having to get in, there’s a certain submission you need to have. Just like a gang [initiation], so to speak. You might have to do something against your moral code. I’m not saying that it’s always this way, but when you’re someone that is young and you’re coming up in the industry and you really don’t have a grip on your morals it can be very dark. The game is just about over saturation.

“I don’t know if Rihanna [has fallen victim to those pressures]. I’ve never really heard her speak about it,” he said. “I hope that she doesn’t believe in that stuff and I don’t think that she does, but I don’t know. It’s not just been a Rihanna thing, [there's has been religious speculation] about a lot of artists.”

According to Video Static, Janet Jackson is preparing to shoot the video for new promotional single ‘Make Me’. The cut is being used to promote her new greatest hits compilation ‘Number Ones’:

BOOKED: Janet Jackson – Robert Hales, director

To support the new Janet hits compilation, Number Ones…

artist: Janet Jackson
song: “Make Me”
label: A&M/Interscope
director(s): Robert Hales
production co: HSI
producer: Oualid Mouaness
exec producer: Coleen Haynes
commissioner: Kathy Angstadt

Super Monday is about to become a little less crowded. Timbaland’s Shock Value II has been pushed back from November 23 to December.

The sequel to 2007’s Shock Value was previously set to go up against Rihanna’s Rated R, Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster, 50 Cent’s Before I Self Destruct, and Shakira’s She Wolf, among others, on the same day. It will now be released on December 8, has learned, facing competition from Gucci Mane, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Usher, and more.

The album’s first offering, “Morning After Dark” featuring Nelly Furtado and SoShy, is currently No. 71 on iTunes.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys knocked it out of the park with their second live performance of “Empire State of Mind” during Game 2 of the World Series in the Big Apple on Thursday (Oct. 29). Lil’ Mama was nowhere in sight.

Check out songstress Toni Braxton on the set of the video for brand new single ‘Yesterday’. At 43, she’s snatching wigs off many a chick with how great here. Stunning..

The Billy Woodruff directed clip is set to also feature R&B singer Trey Songz, who appears on the track’s remix.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Now that the oven is warmed up, Jennifer Lopez is ready to make her official return to music. The mother of two is trying on a pair of “Louboutins” as the lead single from her first album since 2007. But before the pricey heels with the red bottom landed in J.Lo’s closet, they were on another singer’s feet.

The song, named after designer Christian Louboutin’s fancy footwear, was helmed by Tricky Stewart and The-Dream. It is the first single from Lopez’s sixth studio album love?, due next year. Before making its way to her, it was given to Brandy, who was once signed to the same label as Jenny from the Block.

Brandy revealed on Twitter that she recorded the track before exiting Epic Records after releasing one album, 2008’s Human. “It is true I had a song called ‘Louboutins’ that I loved and still love to pieces, but God never blesses you with another person’s blessing,” she tweeted.

Earlier this month Lopez debuted her buzz single “Fresh Out the Oven” featuring Pitbull. She is scheduled to perform “Louboutins” at the American Music Awards on November 22.

What better way to welcome the newest addition to the Kardashian family than on baby-blue angel wings?

That's what the invitations – obtained by DIDNTINVITEME – are made to look like for Kourtney Kardashian's upcoming baby shower.

"Please join us for a baby shower honoring Kourtney Kardashian, November 14, 2009, Noon," the invite reads in gold lettering on light-blue stock. As printed on the back, the invites were designed by Los Angeles-based invitationers Lehr & Black, who also produced Khloe Kardashian's wedding invitation. The shower is being thrown by Kourtney's sisters Kim and Khole, and their mom Kris.

Last month, Kim revealed that that family was already working to organize the shower. "The baby is coming," she said at the time. "All this stuff is going to take so much time, and it's going to be exciting at the same time."

Kourtney herself said the guest list would include 75 close friends and family members. "A lot of my friends from college have babies, so I'm inviting a lot of them," she told DIDNTINVITEME last month.

This will be the first child for Kourtney and her boyfriend Scott Disick. The baby is due around Christmas.

Ho! Ho! Ho! The always upbeat Queen Latifah will bring joyous good cheer to Macy’s this year, starring in the retailer’s new seasonal TV commercials, which break Nov. 6. Part of Macy’s “Believe” campaign, the nostalgic commercials are called “The Trek” and are inspired by the famous New York Sun editorial “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” from 1897. The spots feature “Virginia” on a journey from her home to Macy’s, where Queen Latifah helps her mail her letter to Santa. Macy’s “Believe” campaign, which supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation, also includes a national Santa tour, an honorary National Believe Day, a “Yes, Virginia” animated special and letter-writing “Believe” stations in Macy’s stores across the country. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1 million. This is not the first time Latifah has worked with Macy’s; she was part of the retailer’s “Come Together” fall campaign and also sells a fragrance at the store called “Queen.

What do Taylor Swift, Pete Wentz, Travis Barker and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer have in common? They can all break out some vintage Tom Cruise Risky Business dance moves when the pressure is on.

The foursome gathered this week on a sound stage in L.A. to shoot a commercial for the new Band Hero video game directed by Brett Ratner. Staying true to the style of original Guitar Hero commercials, the group all donned socks, boxers and button down shirts just like the classic scene from Cruise's 1983 hit.

Swift also appears in the ad wearing a slinky silver dress while singing the song "Love Story." The country star later gets into her Cruise outfit to do her version of his "rock-n-roll" slide. In fact, Swift walked away with a few bruises after the shoot, according to a set source.

On another day when she wasn't required on set, Swift stopped by to watch the guys film, and the boys ended up a bit of competition over .... underwear. They playfully raided the style department to try on ridiculous choices of boxer shorts to liven up the early morning shoot.

Barker's kids were also on set playing, but were star struck when Swift walked through the door, says the source. The country star took time out to play Band Hero with Barker's tots – and even gave them lessons on how to play guitar Band Hero style.

The new Band Hero game will be released Nov. 3.

Chris Brown returned to the stage on Tuesday (Oct. 27) at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse ’09 concert for the first time since pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna. Despite technical difficulties, the pop star braved the rain and thrilled the audience with his new single “I Can Transform Ya” with Swizz Beatz, wearing a Michael Jackson “Thriller”-inspired outfit.

Keri Hilson, Mario, Ryan Leslie, Fabolous, Trey Songz, Jim Jones, Omarion, and The-Dream also performed at the New York radio station’s annual show at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

Jermaine, director Kenny Ortega, Tito, Jackie, and Marlon Jackson

Fans and celebrities gathered across the globe to celebrate the release of Michael Jackson’s This Is It. The film, which opens in a limited two-week engagement on Wednesday, held simultaneous premieres in Los Angeles, New York City, London, and other cities, and attracted stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Paris Hilton, Paula Abdul, and the King of Pop’s brothers.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chris Brown assembles his army of robots in the futuristic video for “I Can Transform Ya,” the lead single off his third album Graffiti, dropping December 15. Director Joseph Kahn turns the spotlight back on C. Breezy’s talent with the dance-heavy clip featuring Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz.