Thursday, 29 December 2011

Jennifer Saunders Is Definatley Doing AbFab Movie

Jennifer Saunders has said that she is "definitely doing" an Absolutely Fabulous movie. The 53-year-old confirmed that she is working on a film based on her BBC sitcom, having discussed a plan for Edina and Patsy's first big-screen adventure last month. "Yes, I'm definitely going to do it," Saunders told New York magazine. "I'm aiming to shoot this in a beautiful part of the Riviera. I fancy the south of France in the spring."

The announcement comes after the first of three Absolutely Fabulous specials aired in the UK on Christmas Day. Saunders confessed that her decision to revive the show was sparked by co-star Joanna Lumley's public announcement that Ab Fab would be back. "It was mainly because she announced it that we did it," Saunders explained. "She said, 'Darling, I told them in New York that you're going to do a few more'. I said, 'Oh, well, got to tell the BBC'."

The second Absolutely Fabulous special will air on New Year's Day, with the final new episode airing later in 2012.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Michael Jackson's Thriller Named Greatest Music Video

Michael Jackson's groundbreaking Thriller has been named the greatest video of all time by musicians, almost three decades after it was created. The creepy film, which sees the late singer transformed into both a werewolf and a zombie, narrowly beat Lady Gaga's raunchy Telephone in the poll.

Another vintage promo - Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, which dates back to 1975 - was third in the vote by musicians' website

Thriller, made by John Landis, the director of An American Werewolf In London, is credited with turning pop videos into an art form of their own. The 14-minute film was the most expensive of its day, when it was first shown in 1983, and cost half a million dollars to create.

Lady Gaga's violent Telephone is another epic, weighing in at nine minutes and was created by Jonas Akerlund, who was behind Prodigy's controversial Smack My Bitch Up, which is seventh in the list. Will Groves, editor-in-chief of MusicRadar, said: "Lady Gaga ran Thriller very close, but it still seems right that the promo that saw the birth of the pop video as a cultural event should hold the top spot - for now."

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger Tour

Here is what I would like to see from Kelly Clarkson's Stronger Tour. Mainly songs from her new album Stronger but also featuring unreleased album tracks and various old hits.
  1. Dark Side
  2. Behind These Hazel Eyes
  3. Walk Away
  4. Honestly
  5. Because Of You
  6. Mr. Know It All
  7. Hello
  8. You Can’t Win
  9. Never Again
  10. Gone
  11. I Do Not Hook Up
  12. The War Is Over
  13. Already Gone
  14. If I Can’t Have You
  15. Alone
  16. Be Still
  17. Sober
  18. Don’t Waste Your Time
  19. Since U Been Gone
  20. What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)
  21. Standing In Front Of You
  22. Breakaway
  23. ENCORE
  24. My Life Would Suck Without You

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Lady Gaga - Stuck On Fuckin' You

Here is Lady Gaga's present to her fans. This song was released last night as a christmas present and is an unreleased demo of a song which never made the final cut of 'Born This Way'.

Friday, 23 December 2011

George Michael - First Appearence Since Illness

Here is a very upsetting video of George Michael, the first performance since his illness. I am so glad that he is getting better.

Mick Hucknall - Happy This Christmas

Thought I should post something Christmas related, so here is Mick Hucknall's new single 'Happy This Christmas'.

George Michael Is Home For Christmas

George Michael is heading home for Christmas after a remarkable recovery in his battle with pneumonia. Within the next few days the ­superstar singer is set to be ­discharged from the hospital in Austria where he has been treated for the past month. And he will head straight for his London home in time to enjoy Christmas Day there.

Medics initially feared the Careless Whisper singer would need to stay in ­hospital for months. George’s ­boyfriend Fadi Fawaz has been at the star’s bedside throughout his ­ordeal. He revealed that the singer, who had hits such as Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go with Wham! before going solo, has been given the all-clear to leave.

Writing on Twitter, Fadi, 38, said: “Christmas at home. I cannot stop smiling today, the best day ever. He is getting better and better. Nothing to worry about, happy days.”

George, 48, was rushed to the private hospital on November 20 after he fell ill at Vienna’s exclusive Imperial Hotel, where he was staying ahead of a ­concert. He was later diagnosed with severe pneumonia. The star, who has sold more than 25 million albums ­worldwide, was forced to cancel the 14 British gigs that would have made up the final leg of his ­Symphonica European tour. As well as Fadi keeping a bedside vigil, George’s father Kyriacos ­Panayiotou, 75, and his sisters Melanie, 49, and Yioda, 53, also flew over to Austria to be with him.

George is set to make his first public appearence outside his home on Friday. 

Rihanna - You Da One - Music Video

Here is Rihanna's new music video for her new single 'You Da One'.

Prometheus - Trailer

At last a new Alien movie is coming to the big screen. Set before the 1979 'Alien', this prequel looks at the start of the alien lifeforms and how they came about and the planet that contained them. With no mention or set up to previously seen characters (such as Sigorney Weaver) this movie is purely about the aliens and their start. Directed by the original creator of the Alien franchise, Ridley Scott. Hopefully this will mean more original films and no more naff Alien Vs. Predator movies.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Beyonce - I Care - Music Video

Yet another video from Beyonce. This time 'I Care', live from the Roseland Ballroom.

Little Mix - Cannonball - Music Video

Here is the official music video for Little Mix's verion of 'Cannonball'.

This Is Justin Bieber - ITV Special

Here is the complete ITV special 'This Is Justin Bieber'.

Pasta Carbonara Recipe - Sorted

One of my all time favourite meals and such an easy way of making it.

Banoffee Cupcakes Recipe - Sorted

Here is another brilliant recipe from the Sorted boys, this time for banoffee cupcakes.

The Hobbit - Trailer

First official trailer for the upcoming 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.

The Hobbit - Trailer

First official trailer for the upcoming 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Take That - Greatest Hits Tour

Here is what I would like to see from a Take That Greatest Hits Tour.
    Section 1 – Water
  1. The Flood
  2. Could It Be Magic?
  3. Back For Good
  4. Section 2 – Fire
  5. Relight My Fire
  6. SOS/Kidz
  7. It Only Takes A Minute
  8. Sure
  9. Shine
  10. Section 3 – Love
  11. Love Ain’t Here Anymore
  12. Piano Medley
    1. How Deep Is Your Love
    2. Said It All
    3. Why Can’t I Wake Up With You
    4. Babe
  13. A Million Love Songs
  14. Everything Changes
  15. Patience
  16. Section 4 – Earth
  17. Rule The World
  18. Greatest Day
  19. Take That Party Medley
    1. Give Good Feeling/Do What U Like
    2. I Found Heaven
    3. Once You’ve Tasted Love
    4. Promises
    5. Take That And Party
    6. Let Me Entertain You (song suddenly stops and ‘Pray’ starts)
  20. Pray
  21. The Day The Work Is Done
  22. Hold Up A Light
  23. ENCORE
  24. Never Forget

Christmas Yule Log Recipe - Sorted

Here is a very good recipe for a Christmas Yule Log with Baileys Cream.

Will Young - Bang Bang - Acoustic

Here is another treat from Will Youngs 12 Days Of Christmas, an acoustic version of 'Bang, Bang'.

Rihanna - You Da One - Photo From Video Released

Rihanna has unveiled a teaser from the video for her new single 'You Da One'. The still photo shows smoke coming out of the 'Talk That Talk' singer's mouth. In a message on Twitter, Rihanna said the 'You Da One' video was currently in the editing stage, suggesting that it could arrive before the end of 2011.

Speaking about the photo, RiRi added: "You know im already in trouble 4 this but, i like to keep yall in the loop." Rihanna shot the video for 'You Da One' in London earlier this month and is also expected to feature scenes shot in Ireland . The video sees the Bajan singer go blonde and sport fangs , which were custom-made especially for the film.

'You Da One' is the second single taken from Rihanna's latest album 'Talk That Talk', which was released last month.

Top 20 Most Googled Gays And Lesbians

After hours of research, The Advocate Art Department has compiled this year’s list of the most searched gay and lesbian people on Google. Who came out on top? The results may surprise you!

20. Zachary Quinto (pictured)
Actor, “American Horror Story”

19. Suze Orman
Financial Advisor/TV Personality

18. RuPaul
Drag Performer/Actor, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

17. Portia De Rossi
Actor, “Arrested Development”

16. Jane Lynch (pictured)
Actor/Comedian, “Glee”

15. Nate Berkus
TV Host, “The Nate Berkus Show”

14. Chris Colfer
Actor, “Glee”

13. Jillian Michaels
Fitness Trainer/TV Personality, “The Biggest Loser”

12. Tom Ford
Fashion Designer

11. Rachel Maddow (pictured)
TV Host, “The Rachel Maddow Show”

10. Dan Choi
Iraq War Veteran, discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

9. Alexander McQueen
Fashion Designer

8. Neil Patrick Harris (pictured)
Actor, “How I Met Your Mother”

7. George Michael
Music Artist

6. Ellen DeGeneres
TV Host, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

5. Adam Lambert (pictured)
Music Artist

4. Marc Jacobs
Fashion Designer 

3. Perez Hilton
Blogger/TV Personality

2. Elton John
Music Artist

1. Ricky Martin (pictured)
Music Artist

Monday, 19 December 2011

G.I.Joe 2: Retaliation - Trailer

Here is the trailer for G.I.Joe 2: Retaliation.

The Expendables 2 - Trailer

Didn't like the first movie but this looks like it could be better.

Wrath Of The Titans - Trailer

I had no idea this was even being made. Loved the original, wasn't keen on the remake but this looks quite good.

Rebecca Ferguson - Too Good To Lose

I am loving this song at the moment. Got to get it into your heads aswell.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trailer

Here is the trailer for the highly awaited 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'.

George Michael Well Enough To Return Home

I was very pleased to read this morning that George Michael will be able to return home from hospital in Austria in time for Christmas. George has been suffering from Pneumonia and was forced to postpone dates in his Symphonica tour. Fortunately, George, having been on the mend steadily for some time, has now been declared well enough to go and join his loved ones over the holidays.

The Dark Knight Rises - Official Trailer

Here is the official trailer for the new Dark Knight Rises movie.

Top Of The Pops (What The Fuck) - Mashup

I really like this.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Alex Day - Forever Day

So today is known as Forever Day. Alex Day has released a single called 'Forever Yours' and if you buy it today it will count towards it being this years Christmas number one. So buy the song and make it number one for Christmas. Here is a video explaining the different versions of the song you can buy and the official music video. Firstly though is all the iTunes links to buy the song.

1. Forever Yours
2. Demo version
3. Live piano version
4. Instrumental
5. All-vocal version
6. Lastufka "Death On The Dance Floor" remix
7. Tom Milsom remix
8. Eddplant's Forever Alone remix COMING SOON
9. Stefan Chin remix COMING SOON
10. Blue Version (8-bit remix)
11. BillTV-Mickeleh remix
12. Charlie Went Mad remix COMING SOON

JLS - Do You Feel What I Feel - Music Video

Here is the official video for JLS's new single 'Do You Feel What I Feel'.

One Hour Photo - Trailer

I watched 'One Hour Photo' a few days ago and forgot how good it was. Sy Parrish leads a lonely life, operating a photo lab in a SavMart department store. He escapes his dreary reality through the family photos of Nancy Yorkin and her family. His admiration of the Yorkins becomes an obsession, as he fashions himself as Uncle Sy.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Usher - Greatest Hits Tour

Here is what I would like to see from a greatest hits tour from Usher.
  1. Introduction (containing excerpts of ‘OMG’, ‘Dirty Dancer’, ‘Love In This Club’)
  2. DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love
  3. Love In This Club (containing excerpts of ‘Love In This Club Part II’)
  4. More
  5. There Goes My Baby
  6. Walking Backwards – Interlude I (featuring excerpts of ‘You Make Me Wanna’ and ‘Burn’)
  7. Yeah!
  8. U Remind Me
  9. Pop Ya Collar
  10. Burn
  11. U Don’t Have To Call
  12. Slick With Style – Interlude II (containing excerpts of ‘Truth Hurts’ and 'Spotlight')
  13. Caught Up
  14. Bad Girl
  15. Medley
    1. Trading Places
    2. This Aint Sex
    3. Seduction
  16. Confessions Part II
  17. Separated
  18. Back To Front - Interlude III (containing excerpts of ‘Monstar’, ‘OMG’ and ‘Nice & Slow’)
  19. Lil’ Freak (featuring Nicki Minaj on screen)
  20. She Don’t Know (featuring Ludacris on screen)
  21. U Got It Bad
  22. U-Turn (containing chorus of ‘Dirty Dancer’)
  23. Moving Mountains
  24. Without You
  25. ENCORE
  26. You Make Me Wanna
  27. OMG

Justin Bieber - Christmas In Washington

Here is Justin Bieber's performance from Christmas in Washington.

Justin Bieber Donates $100,000 To School

Teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber made good on his promise to Whitney Elementary School on Friday. Last month, the 17-year-old star pledged a special Christmas concert and $100,000 to the east Las Vegas elementary school nationally-renowned for providing its needy students and families with food, clothing, health services and the occasional rent check.

On Friday, Bieber signed the $100,000 personal check after performing hit singles from his new Christmas album, “Under the Mistletoe,” for 650 students in the school’s multipurpose room. To top off the private concert, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” also donated an additional $100,000 in toys — one for every child – for the holidays. “It was so wonderful and meaningful. He gave them memories no one could ever take away,” said Principal Sherrie Gahn. “They had the best Christmas present.”

Earlier in the day, the pop icon toured the school, popping into classrooms to visit with excited students, Gahn said. He signed autographs, answered students’ questions and shared with them his personal childhood struggles of being raised by a single mother in low-income housing and having to rely on food banks. “It’s great he made that connection with our students,” Gahn said, tears welling in her eyes. Most of her students are poor, many of them homeless, she added.

Over the years, Whitney has become more than just a school for its 610 students and their families, providing the services and help to its recession-ravaged community. For students, Whitney is a place to receive free haircuts, dental care and eye glasses. It’s where families can get food, clothing and school supplies. It’s where parents can learn to read and get help if they fall behind on their rent. “These kids are always in crisis and survival mode,” Gahn said. “If I can feed and clothe them, it takes a lot off their plate. … If I didn’t, these kids would be on the street.”

Gahn’s selfless efforts to help her student garnered national publicity from CNN to CBS News. In September, Gahn’s inspirational story caught the attention of the Ellen show, which decided to feature Whitney Elementary in its ninth season premiere. During a taping for that show, Ellen DeGeneres presented what has become the first of several big donations to Whitney this year: a $100,000 check from Target. After the Ellen episode aired, hundreds of donations started pouring into the school from across the nation. The outpouring of support overwhelmed Gahn. “It tells a lot about the human spirit that there are so many people out there who really want to help,” she said. “Since Ellen adopted us … I worry a little less (about providing for students).”

In late October, DeGeneres decided to check in with Whitney during a taping with Bieber. After hearing about all the services Whitney provides its students, Bieber made a surprise announcement: He wanted to match Target’s $100,000 donation and stage a Christmas concert for the kids. The students were ecstatic, Gahn said. They couldn’t believe Bieber was going to perform at their school, she said. Word soon got out to generous corporate donors. In the last month, Hewlett Packard pledged to donate $100,000 in new computer equipment for the school. On another episode of the Ellen show, Target stepped up again and announced a $200,000 school library makeover. And individual donations from local businesses such as Snap Towing kept streaming in.

All in all, Whitney has received more than $1 million in the last several months, Gahn estimated. It was an early Christmas gift she said she could never have imagined when she first stepped foot on campus eight years ago. “It’s very, very surreal,” she said. “This has been phenomenal.” A few dozen Bieber fans waited patiently outside the school Friday afternoon, waiting eagerly for a glimpse of the famous pop star. Shortly after 2 p.m., Bieber arrived in a black SUV and briefly greeted fans, said Clark County School District spokesman Michael Rodriguez.

By 4 p.m. when the concert ended, the crowd had swelled to more than a hundred parents, teenagers and curious onlookers. Many careened their necks, cameraphones in hand as they waited for Bieber to emerge. Green Valley High School seniors Raluca Iclodean, 18, and Jori Buckland, 17, heard from a friend about the Bieber concert halfway through the event. They jumped into Iclodean’s car, and he floored the gas pedal. The self-proclaimed Bieber fans drove 20 minutes from Henderson to the east Las Vegas elementary school just in time to see Bieber driving away in his tinted SUV. “I just wanted to see him,” said Iclodean, who started listening to the Canadian singer when he was 13. “He’s so beautiful.” Buckland nodded her head. “It’s a great thing he’s doing, using his fame for positive things.”

Rosie Metlow waited in the cold for her granddaughter Amber, a Whitney kindergartner who was also celebrating her sixth birthday on Friday. In anticipation for Friday’s concert, Amber has been listening to Bieber’s songs seemingly nonstop, she said. “She was so happy,” Metlow said, beaming. “It’s the biggest birthday present she got.” Ticia Ledwon — who was waiting next to Metlow for her 6-year-old daughter Autumn — was thankful for all the donations the school has received this year. “How could we ever repay someone for this?” she asked. “Justin Bieber donated his time so (students) can get to see him in person. So many people could have just written a check. It makes me cry.”

After the concert, hundreds of smiling students began streaming out of the school, large boxes of toys in tow. Kynedi Harris, 10, wearing a sparkly Bieber T-shirt, gave a big smile to her mother as she walked out of the school. “He actually came through for us,” Harris said. “He gave us money and presents. He’s a helpful and sweet guy.”

Jessie J - Who I Am Tour

Here is what I would like to see from a tour promoting the Who You Are album.
  1. Nobody’s Perfect
  2. Price Tag
  3. Who’s Laughing Now
  4. Rainbow
  5. Interlude I (Band Only)
  6. Mama Knows Best
  7. Abracadabra
  8. Casualty Of Love
  9. Up (with James Morrison)
  10. I Won’t Let You Go (James Morrison Solo)
  11. You Give Me Something (James Morrison Solo)
  12. Interlude II (Band Only)
  13. Stand Up
  14. Domino
  15. LaserLight
  16. L.O.V.E
  17. Big White Room
  18. ENCORE
  19. Do It Like A Dude
  20. Who You Are

Jessie J - Who You Are - Live In London

I am really into Jessie J at the moment and this song especially. I could just post the music video but that would be boring and regular, so here is a live performance of 'Who You Are'.

Shakira - Live In Paris DVD

Shakira is releasing a Live In Paris DVD just in time for christmas. Here is a performance from the DVD of a song I like but wont admit to liking, 'Loca'.

Westlife - Beautiful World - Music Video

Here is Westlife's music video to their new single 'Beautiful World'. Its a good video and nice to look back at their career.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Nicole Scherzinger - Pretty - X Factor USA Performance

Nicole Scherzinger debuted her brand new single on US X Factor tonight. Here is her performance of 'Pretty'.

Absolutley Fabulous - Christmas Special Preview

Here is a preview of the forthcoming Christmas special of Absolutely Fabulous.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Beyonce - Billboard Awards Performance

Beyonce has had an amazing year promoting her latest album '4'. Performing at Las Vegas and closing Glastonbury she has stunned audiences worldwide with amazing performances and captured whole new audiences with her new album. Here is one of my favourite Beyonce moments from this year (and maybe of all time). Anyone who has yet to see this really should because it is genius.

Will Young - Lie Next To Me - Acoustic

Will Young has started his own 12 Days of Christmas in which his fans get a treat each day. Today was day 3 and was an acoustic performance of Lie Next To Me.

Cirque Du Soleil - Dancing With The Stars Performance

This performance was amazing. The whole thing was brilliant.

Interepretative Dance - You Can't Hurry Love

This made me laugh. A man dancing to Phil Collins's 'You Can't Hurry Love'.

Lionel Richie - CMA Performance

Here is Lionel Richie performing on this years CMA's. He performs 'Deep River Woman', 'Stuck On You' and 'Dancing On The Ceiling'. Brilliant performance.To be 62 years old and still perform better than any of todays artists is amazing!

Kelly Clarkson - iTunes Sessions EP

Kelly Clarkson is reimagining some of her songs for a special iTunes sessions album. The nine-track EP will drop December 27, with pre-orders kicking off Tuesday (December 13).

According to a press release, the album will include three songs from Clarkson's latest album, Stronger, including its lead single, "Mr. Know It All," along with "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" and "You Can't Win." She will also kick it old-school with revamped versions of "Never Again," "Since U Been Gone," "Why Don't You Try" and "My Life Would Suck Without You." The final two tracks include the holiday classic "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and an interview with the star.

Kelly Clarkson - I'll Be Home For Christmas

Here is Kelly Clarkson singing 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' from her iTunes sessions EP.

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Music Video

Here is the official music video for Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)'.

Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own - Live On Other Voices In 2006

Here is a rare performance of Amy Winehouse's 'Tears Dry On Their Own'. I love this song and this performance.

One Direction - One Thing - Acoustic

Here is One Direction performing thier new single 'One Thing' acousticly. I wasn't very keen on this song when I first heard it but it is growing on me thanks to this performance.

Little Mix - Cannonball

I didn't watch the X Factor this year but I just heard the winners single and its actually very good. Here is Cannonball by Little Mix.

Leona Lewis - Royal Variety Performance 2011

Here is Leona Lewis performing her new single 'hurt' on this years royal variety.

Leona Lewis - Royal Variety Performance 2011

Here is Leona Lewis performing her new single 'hurt' on this years royal variety.

Nicole Scherzinger - Royal Variety Performance 2011

Here is Nicole Scherzinger's performance of her latest single 'Try With Me'.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Madonna Signs New Record Deal

As Madonna inches closer to the release of her in-the-works album, a report has surfaced that the Queen of Pop has signed a deal with Interscope Records, making her labelmates with music superstars like Lady Gaga and Eminem.

The report first appeared in the New York Post early Wednesday (December 14), and a source confirmed the deal to Billboard. Madonna will reportedly work with the label on three records for $1 million each. Reps for the singer and the label had not responded to MTV News' requests for comment by press time.

Madonna will also remain with Live Nation, with whom she signed a deal in 2007. Currently she has a 10-year "360 deal" worth upward of $100 million that covers touring and merchandise. Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff hinted back in February that a merger could happen for the star sometime this year. Live Nation always had intended to partner with a record label for the release of Madge's next album.

"Live Nation, prior to the merger, entered into some of these all-rights deals, so there are certain artists, Madonna being one of them, that there is a recorded-music strategy," Azoff said. "Once she gets the album recorded, we'll sit down with her and her manager, Guy Oseary, and figure out what's best for the record. It has to start with the music."

A source tells the New York Post, "It's just about keeping relevance so that she can tour. She is still in the demo phase, but the idea is to get the first album out early next year."

Madonna is expected to drop her highly anticipated album this spring. In February, she'll not only release her film "W.E.," but she's also slated to take the stage during the Super Bowl halftime show.

She just shot the video for her song "Give Me All Your Love," which features Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. The shoot made headlines when Nicki tweeted about kissing Madonna on the set of the clip, directed by the Megaforce.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Men In Black 3 - Trailer

Here is the official trailer for the new upcoming Men In Black 3.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Coldplay - X Factor Performance 2011

Coldplay perform 'Glowing In The Dark' and 'Paradise' on this years X Factor finale.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Westlife - What About Now - X Factor Performance 2011

Westlife performed 'What About Now' on the X Factor final tonight.

Coldplay - Charlie Brown - Live Performance

Here is a live performance of Coldplay's next single 'Charlie Brown'.

Mental News: Top Topics On Facebook

As several major changes to status updates (increased character limits, for example) rolled out throughout the year, Facebook data scientists kept their eyes focused on tracking the trends among those status updates.

Facebook unleashed that research late Tuesday night in their end-of-year Memology list, which each December since 2009 has helped users understand the most-popular topics, cultural trends and acronyms on the site.

Similar to what was popular on Twitter in 2011, high-profile deaths triggered (see image above) plenty of discussions among you and your friends. On Facebook, the death’s of Osama bin Laden, Steve Jobs and Amy Winehouse incited heavy activity in status updates. 

10 Most listened to songs on Facebook in 2011:

1. “We Found Love” by Rihanna and Calvin Harris
2. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry
3. “Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO
4. “Titanium” by David Guetta and Sia
5. “First of the Year” by Skrillex
6. “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex
7. “Without You” by David Guetta and Usher
8. “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine
9. “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People
10. “Someone Like You” by Adele

10 Most talked about movies on Facebook in 2011:

1. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
2. The Twilight Saga
3. Toy Story
4. Avatar
5. Jackass
6. Shrek
7. Saw
8. Pirates of the Caribbean
9. Fast & Furious
10. Titanic

10 Most talked about TV shows on Facebook in 2011:

1. House
2. Two and a Half Men
3. The Simpsons
4. Family Guy
5. South Park
6. Grey’s Anatomy
7. SpongeBob SquarePants
8. CSI: Miami
9. iCarly
10. The Big Bang Theory

Most talked about musicians on Facebook in 2011:

1. Rihanna
2. Bob Marley
3. Avril Lavigne
4. David Guetta
5. Enrique Iglesias
6. Usher
7. Lady Gaga
8. Metallica
9. Green Day
10. Black Eyed Peas

Lady Gaga - Born This Way Ball Tour Set List

Here is what I would like to see from Lady Gaga's upcoming Born This Way Ball Tour.
  1. Marry The Night
  2. Scheiße
  3. Bad Romance
  4. Yoü And I
  5. Dance In The Dark
  6. LoveGame
  7. Retro, Dance, Freak/So Happy I Could Die
  8. Just Dance
  9. Americano
  10. Hair
  11. Speechless (including excerpts of ‘Brown Eyes’)
  12. Heavy Metal Lover
  13. Telephone
  14. Paparazzi
  15. Alejandro
  16. Bloody Mary (including excerpts of ‘Monster’)
  17. Bad Kids
  18. Poker Face
  19. The Edge Of Glory
  20. ENCORE
  21. Judas
  22. Born This Way

Justin Bieber - Mistletoe - X Factor Performance 2011

Hopefully Justin Bieber gets a new vocal coach because the last few performances his voice seems very flat and boring.

Leona Lewis - Hurt - Live On X Factor 2011

Ok I am not sure if I like this or not. The opening is very weird and I can't work out if it is sung bad or just arranged bad. However once the song kicks in it is actually ok.

Lionel Richie - One Night In Tuskegee

Here is a concert set list which I would like to see used to promote Lionel Richie's new country album 'Tuskegee'.
  1. All Night Long (All Night)
  2. I’m Not Okay (first verse and chorus)/I Call It Love
  3. Easy
  4. Commodores Medley
    1. Sail On (first verse and chorus)
    2. Still (first verse)
    3. Too Hot Ta Trot (first verse and chorus)
    4. Brick House (first verse and chorus)
    5. Lady (You Bring Me Up) (full song)
  5. Three Times A Lady
  6. The World Is A Party
  7. Love Will Conquer All
  8. My Destiny
  9. Time Of Our Life (country version)
  10. Endless Love (with Shania Twain) (country version)
  11. Face In The Crowd (with Shania Twain)
  12. Truly
  13. Ballerina Girl
  14. Dance Medley
    1. All Around The World (full song)
    2. Cinderella (first verse and first chorus and then breakdown into 'Angel')
    3. Angel (full song)
    4. Don’t Stop The Music (full song)
  15. Say You, Say Me
  16. Running With The Night
  17. Piano Medley
    1. Penny Lover (first verse and chorus)
    2. Hello (first verse and chorus)
    3. Oh No (first verse and chorus)
    4. You Are (first verse and chorus, audience sing along)
  18. Stuck On You (country version)
  19. ENCORE
  20. Dancing On The Ceiling

Best Albums Of 2011

Adele - 21

The biggest selling album of 2011, made by the nicest most unaffected pop star on the planet. 21 delivered everyday heartache in both ballad and barnstormer form, sung with a voice capable of reducing all of us to a wibbling, snot-nosed mess. Sheer class.

Beyonce - 4

I wasn't sure about this the first time I heard it but now it's definitely one of my favourites of the year. With a more grown up sound than we're use to, Beyoncé stayed away from the safe, familiar sounds a lot of mainstream artists are choosing at the moment, went wild with Diplo for Run the World and stamped her empowering style all over it. With ballads pulled from the core of her heart, faster tracks to evoke the good times, and some perfectly judged mid-tempo tunes, this is a wonderful coming-of-age record from mum-to-be B.

Jessie J - Who You Are

Marmite for many perhaps, but I've been loving the 'ghetto pop' and more emotional songs served up on Who You Are, the biggest-selling debut album of the year. Jessie J takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, being brash and ballsy, comedic, and hater-targeting, then vulnerable, philosophical and deeply emotional. Great pop songwriting, powerful diva-esque vocal styling and tons of character perfectly complement the world-class production. She was voted top in the Sound Of poll at the beginning of the year and she ended it on top too. Nice one, Jessie.

Lady Gaga - Born This Way

Don't be fooled by the outfits and silly stage shenanigans, Gaga is one of the greatest artists of our time. From thumping euro-dance to country-tinged tunes and heartfelt ballads, she brings her own special brand of kook and laces it with emotion and killer beats on sophomore album Born This Way which, in my opinion, cements her position as the modern Queen of Pop. There are still parts of the album that make you go 'WTF?!' but that's part of the appeal: pure entertainment which leaves everyone wanting more.

Rebecca Ferguson - Heaven

In their decade-long dominance of popular culture, TV talent shows have unearthed a couple of exceptional singing voices and made stars of a lucky few. With Rebecca Ferguson, who co-wrote every track on this astonishingly accomplished debut, they've finally found an artist. Although only released a few weeks ago, the album has made such an impression already it can stand along side any other album of the year.

James Cameron Sued Over Avatar Plot

It’s been two years since Avatar premiered in theaters, but now an unhappy sci-fi fan is claiming director James Cameron’s movie was not his original idea. E! News reported one of Cameron’s former employees is claiming he came up with the film’s "environmentally themed 3-D epic about a corporation's colonization and plundering of a distant moon's lush and wondrous natural setting” plotline and is now suing the director.

New York Daily News reported the lawsuit was filed in L.A. County Superior Court Friday by Eric Ryder, who claims he originated the plot in a film called KRZ 2068, which he says he pitched to Cameron’s production company in 1999. He also claims the "self-contained robotic exterior suits which house a single human operator" worn by Stephen Lang in the film was his idea. However, Cameron has previously said that he came up with his movie’s plot in the early ‘90s, but couldn’t work on it until the 2000s because the special-effects technology was unavailable.

He’s also said that he made the film because the environmental issues behind it were “personally important to me. It's not like the studio said, 'Jim we want you to make a movie about the environment.' No....They said, 'We really like the big epic science fiction story, but is there any way we can get this tree-hugging crap out of it?'” Wonder why it took Ryder so long to file the suit.

New Dark Knight Poster Released

Though we'll have to wait a little while longer to see the new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, the 2012 summer blockbuster's new poster has us a little worried for the Caped Crusader. The teaser poster, released last night, doesn't actually feature Batman at all and instead focuses on the hulking villain Bane, played by Inception star Tom Hardy. However, the line 'The Legend Ends', not to mention the sight of a cracked Batman mask all look pretty ominous to us.

The character of Bane, who will be the principal villain in director Christopher Nolan's trilogy-closing outing, is famous in comic book circles for a storyline which he breaks Batman's back. After Nolan confirmed to Empire Magazine that The Dark Knight Rises will be set a whopping nine years after the events of The Dark Knight, anecdotal evidence is popping up that Christian Bale's character may not survive this blockbuster unscathed.

The sequel to the billion dollar-grossing The Dark Knight hits cinemas on July 20, 2012, while a six minute IMAX-only prologue on the character of Bane will accompany screenings of the upcoming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Man Dies On The Set Of Dark Knight Rises

Tragedy struck the set of Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises in New York when an extra died during a break from filming. The unnamed man was involved in a shoot near Wall Street last month when he suffered a heart attack. He was rushed to hospital but later pronounced dead.

A spokesman for Warner Bros. tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "The studio can confirm that a male extra passed away while on a break during an off-set crowd rehearsal for a sequence with several hundred extras... Production fully co-operated with the authorities' investigation, which established that he died of natural causes."

The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader, is due for release next year.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Ricky Gervais & Karl Pilkington Talk Twitter & Facebook

Here is a very funny video of Ricky and Karl discussing Twitter and Facebook.

Meat Loaf - Medley On German TV

Here is Meat Loaf performing 'You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth', 'All Of Me' and 'I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) live on German TV. Brilliant and shows he more than still has it.

Transformers 4 WILL happen!

Great news, "Transformers" fans! The man who brought the robots in disguise to the live-action big screen is in final discussions to helm the fourth installment of the franchise. Sources close to Michael Bay say an official announcement could come as early as next week.

Those sources caution Vulture that Bay and Paramount do "not have a closed deal." Apparently negotiations largely hinge on whether he can complete his upcoming film "Pain and Gain" any time soon. If this "Transformers" deal is made, Vulture says Bay will probably start filming "Pain and Gain" as soon as early spring and then will switch into "Transformers" mode by winter 2012.

This next film is rumored to be "definitely not a prequel" and will "delve deeper into the 'Transformers' canon to mine older characters and lore." Sounds like our 10 obscure "Transformers" characters might have a chance after all. The success of the inclusion of Sentinel Prime in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is said to have triggered this decision.

Rumors earlier this year suggested Jason Statham might replace Shia Labeouf in the newest "Transformers" installment. He denied the rumors, but we still probably won't see Labeouf return for a fourth flick. He's long been saying that he would not return for more sequels.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Ricky Gervais & Karl Pilkington - BBC Interview

Here is an interview with Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington on BBC News.

Kelly Clarkson - What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) - X Factor USA 2011

Here is Kelly Clarkson's performance of her brilliant new single 'What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)' on USA X Factor.

Kelly Clarkson - I'll Be Home For Christmas

To get everyone into the holiday spirit, American Idol's Kelly Clarkson recorded an exclusive version of "I'll Be Home For Christmas," featured on her new 8 song iTunes Session, available for pre-order on 13th December and out on 27 December!

"I'll Be Home For Christmas" is available exclusively on iTunes starting today.

On October 24, Kelly released her brand new studio album, Stronger. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #2 on the Digital Albums Chart selling over 163,000 units.

Justin Bieber - Santa Clause Is Coming To Town

Here is yet another new music video from Justin Bieber from his 'Under The Mistletoe' album.

Paprika Straws & Dips - Recipe

Another brilliant recipe from the Sorted Food YouTube channel. This time it is Paprika Straws with 3 different dips.

Mental News - Earth Twin Called Kepler 22b

Scientists have confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet orbiting a star similar to the sun 600 light years away. Kepler-22b is the planet most akin to our own ever discovered and has a radius that is roughly 2.4 times that of Earth. The planet is positioned in the "habitable zone" of a star - in a 290-day orbit - which means water could exist on its surface. If the atmosphere of Kepler-22b is similar to that of Earth, its temperature would be about 22C.

Scientists do not yet know if Kepler-22b is predominantly made up of rock, liquid or gas, but say its discovery is a step closer to finding Earth-like planets. "This is a major milestone on the road to finding Earth's twin," said Douglas Hudgins, Kepler program scientist at Nasa headquarters in Washington. "Kepler's results continue to demonstrate the importance of NASA's science missions, which aim to answer some of the biggest questions about our place in the universe."

Nasa's Kepler mission has discovered more than 1,000 new planet candidates, ten of which are near Earth-size and orbit in the habitable zone of their host star. These discoveries need to be observed further to determine if they are actual planets. Natalie Batalha, Kepler deputy science team lead at San Jose State University in California, said: "The tremendous growth in the number of Earth-size candidates tells us that we're honing in on the planets Kepler was designed to detect: those that are not only Earth-size, but also are potentially habitable. The more data we collect, the keener our eye for finding the smallest planets out at longer orbital periods."

The Kepler telescope discovers planet candidates by measuring dips in the brightness of more than 150,000 stars, which is seen as an indication of a planet transiting in front of a host star. It requires at least three transits to verify a candidate as a planet. Fortune smiled upon us with the detection of this planet," said William Borucki, who led the team that discovered Kepler-22b. "The first transit was captured just three days after we declared the spacecraft operationally ready. We witnessed the defining third transit over the 2010 holiday season."

24: The Movie Confirmed

The big screen version of 24 is set to begin filming in April 2012, it has been confirmed. A movie version of the Fox's long-running action drama has been in development since the end of the eighth and final season last year. Now, Die Hard 4 screenwriter Mark Bomback is said to be completing the latest script draft by the end of the year.

The movie will go into production in the spring to coincide with star Kiefer Sutherland's next available dates, according to Deadline. The film will once again see Sutherland reprise his role as counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer. Fox are apparently looking at five directors under the leadership of producer Brian Grazer, who recently stepped in as producer of next year’s Oscars following the departure of Brett Ratner.

Speculation has been rife over what form a 24 movie will take, since the television show's conceit was that each series took place in a real time over a 24-hour period. Sutherland himself said recently: "Trying to condense that into a two-hour film version has been a real shift in gear for us. We were originally trying to make it too big and put too much into it - but once we relaxed, we found out how to tell that story. So yes we definitely do plan on making the film."

Ne-Yo & Justin Bieber - Sexy Love/Fa La La - Mash Up

Here is a mashup of Justin Bieber's 'Fa La La' with Ne-Yo's 'Sexy Love'. It works really well.

Monday, 5 December 2011

George Michael - It Doesnt Really Matter - Symphonica Tour Footage

Here is a brilliant audience filmed piece of footage of George Michael's Symphonica Tour, singing 'It Doesn't Really Matter'.

Katy Perry - The One That Got Away - X Factor Performance

Here is Katy Perry performing her brilliant new single 'The One That Got Away' on X Factor.

Emeli Sandé - Jingle Bell Ball Performance 2011

Here is Emeli Sandé performing 'Heaven' at this years Jingle Bell Ball.

Pixie Lott - Jingle Bell Ball Performance 2011

Here is Pixie Lott performing 'Boys And Girls', 'Mama Do', 'Kiss The Stars' and 'All About Tonight' from this years Jingle Bell Ball.

JLS - Jingle Bell Ball Performance 2011

Here is JLS performing 'The Club Is Alive', 'She Makes Me Wanna', 'Do You Feel What I Feel', 'Beat Again', 'Everybody In Love' and 'Eyes Wide Shut'.

The Saturdays - Jingle Bell Ball Performance 2011

Here is The Saturdays performing 'Higher', 'Forever Is Over', 'Notorious' and 'All Fired Up' from this years Jingle Bell Ball.

Olly Murs - Jingle Bell Ball Performance 2011

Here is Olly Murs performance of 'Heart Skips A Beat', 'Dance With Me Tonight', 'Heart On My Sleave' and 'Please Don't Let Me Go' from this years Jingle Bell Ball.

Rihanna - Jingle Bell Ball Performance 2011

Here is Rihanna performing 'Only Girl (In The World)', 'Whats My Name', 'S&M', 'California King Bed', 'Umbrella' and 'We Found Love' at this years Jingle Bell Ball.

One Direction - Jingle Bell Ball Performance 2011

Here is One Direction singing 'What Makes You Beautiful' and thier next single 'One Thing' at this years Jingle Bell Ball.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Lady Gaga Plans 450 Date Tour

Lady GaGa is reportedly planning a record-breaking world tour. The singer wants to break U2's record for the highest grossing and most attended tour of all time with a two-year, 450-date jaunt across the globe. Gaga and her team hope to better previous tours from the likes of Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones, according to The Sun.

A source said: "The Haus Of Gaga is taking things up a gear. "She is planning to kick things off in Asia and India next year and go on a gruelling world tour. "As is always the case with Gaga, the plans came to her in her sleep. She has a target of 450 dates. It has never been done before, but she doesn't think that's a reason not to try."

GaGa has started work on the show's design with the team behind Take That's 'Circus' and 'Progress Live' tours. Her recent 'Monster Ball Tour' became the highest-grossing tour by a debut headlining artist. It was recently confirmed that GaGa has started work on her new album, the follow-up to Born This Way.

SloMo Guys - Sledgehammer Week

This week was sledgehammer week on the Slo-Mo guys YouTube channel. I don't know why but I found this really good.

Rebecca Ferguson - Nothing's Real But Love - Music Video

Here is the official music video for Rebecca Fergusons debut single 'Nothing's Real But Love'.

Rebecca Ferguson - Nothings Real But Love (Remix)

Here is a brilliant remix for Rebecca Ferguson's debut single 'Nothing's Real But Love'.

Rihanna - You Da One - Behind The Scenes Of The Music Video

Here is a behind the scenes look at Rihanna's new music video for her new single 'You Da One'.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Michael Jackson - Immortal EPK

Here is the official (and brilliant) EPK for the new Michael Jackson 'Immortal' album.

Emeli Sandé - Daddy - Music Video

This woman is pure talent. This is her second single and is amazing.

Emeli Sandé - Heaven (Live On Jools Holland)

Here is a brilliant performance from Emeli Sandé of her hit single 'Heaven' from 'Later With Jools Holland'.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Lionel Richie - Truly - Top Of The Pops 1982

Here is a performance of 'Truly' by Lionel Richie from Top Of The Pops in 1982. Lionel Richie releases his tenth album next year called 'Tuskegee' in which he has re-recorded some of his biggest hits with some of the biggest names in Country music.

Wham! - The Final - CD/DVD Re-Release

To celebrate the re-release of the Wham album 'The Final', here is one of the biggest hits from George Michael, 'Careless Whisper', released during the Wham era, taken from the Wham movie 'Foreign Skies' performed live. This is a very rare but amazing performance.

Christmas Party Drink - Recipe

Here is a video showing how to make a really different christmas drink. I would love to make this, looks amazing.

Alex Day - Forever Yours

I really love this song and really hope that it gets to christmas number one. Here is the music video directed by Charlie McDonnell. Download the single to make it christmas number 1:

George Michael Getting Better By The Day

George Michael is past the worst of his battle with severe pneumonia, according to his doctors. In a statement today, physicians at Vienna's AKH hospital said that the 48-year-old is 'improving steadily' a week after falling ill. They confirmed that despite some recent speculation, the singer is not suffering from any other health issues.

Doctors said he had been in intensive care because of the 'severity and extension' of the illness. They made clear that he will need a period of 'complete rest' to recover from the illness but emphasised he had no further underlying health problems. In a statement, Professors Gottfried Locker and Christoph Zielinski said: 'The latest development in Mr Michael's case, which has evolved from a severe pneumococcal infection, necessitated intensive care due to its severity and extension.

'We are happy to announce that Mr Michael is improving steadily with an impressive regression of pneumonic symptoms and follows a steady rate of improvement as hoped. There are no other health issues with regards to the patient other than the underlying pneumonic disorder, and no further measures had to be taken.' They continued: 'Mr Michael is receiving precisely the same treatment as any ordinary patient in Austria would receive at the hospital for this disease.' The medics said 'complete rest and peace and quiet are mandatory' for his recovery.'

The news will come as relief to the singer's family, who rushed to be at his side this week, and his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz, who was pictured looking strained as he left the hospital yesterday. Hair stylist Fawaz has been a constant presence at the singer's side throughout his ordeal. Talking about visiting Michael, Fawaz said: 'I have been seeing him each day and he is getting stronger all the time. George is trying to stay upbeat. He is smiling through it all and everyone is just willing him to get better.' He has been joined by his 75-year-old father Kyriacos Panayiotou – known as Jack Panos – as well as older sisters Melanie, 49 and Yioda, 53.

His former boyfriend, art dealer Kenny Goss is also due to join the group gathered at the former Wham! star’s side. A close friend last night told the Mail: ‘His whole family are with him. They are very close knit all of them. The family are around him. They are such a close family I can’t tell you. They all love each other. George is just such a lucky man in that sense. He’s so adored.’ The friend went on: ‘The family are very private. The most important thing is that George gets better.’ Goss, 53 - who split from Michael in 2009 - will jet to Vienna from the US, where he has galleries in both Dallas and New York. A friend said: ‘Kenny of course is very concerned. Kenny has been very supportive throughout this. He is planning to come. He’s been in touch every single day. They are very close still. Kenny and George will always be the best of friends.’

The AKH is Europe’s largest hospital with 1,600 doctors, including world experts in pneumonia treatment. Experts say that pneumonia is especially difficult to treat because it is hard to diagnose, meaning that immediate specialist care is often vital in severe cases such as Michael’s. As the Mail revealed last week, it was the decision by the specialists at AKH to bring in the futuristic Triadyne Proventa bed - which helps breathing pneumonia patients in a critical condition - which is believed to have saved the singer’s life. And friends have also told how Michael was fortunate to be taken ill in Vienna, where he was able to be admitted to a hospital which is renowned for its ‘pioneering, amazing’ work with regards to the potentially fatal illness. Fans of the singer from across Europe have also visited the hospital in the Austrian capital to wish him well. The star was rushed to hospital last week after he fell ill just hours before he was due on stage in the city. As a result, on Friday, the rest of the Symphonica tour – which was due to go on until Christmas – was called off.

Mariah Carey & Justin Bieber - All I Want For Christmas - Music Video

Here is the music video for Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber's version of 'All I Want For Christmas'. This video is really good.

Lady Gaga - Marry The Night - Music Video

Here is Lady Gaga's new music video. The song isn't my favourite but this video is a work of art. After 'The Edge Of Glory' and 'Judas' this is one of my favourites. Love the whole back story and the effects once the song kicks in. Directed by Gaga herself.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Lady Gaga & Sugarland - You And I - Grammy Nominations Performance

Here is Lady Gaga and Sugarland performing 'You And I' from the Grammy Nominations concert.

Lady Gaga - Grammy Nomination Performance

Lady Gaga performed her new single 'Marry The Night' at the Grammy Nominations. Here is the performance in full.

Rihanna - Grammy Nomination Performance

Congratulations to Rihanna who received four Grammy nominations for this years 2012 Grammy Awards.




Check out Rihanna's Grammy Award Announcement show performance below.

Olly Murs - I've Tried Everything

I am really hoping this is Olly Murs's next single as it is so catchy and I can't get it out of my head.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Mental News: 70 Day Body Transformation

Here is a YouTube video I found of a man who in 70 days completely transformed his body with no drugs or surgery, just excersize and proper nutrition. Amazing transformation and very inspiring.

Karl Pilkingtons 10 Most Stupid Quotes

Here is a video of Karl Pilkingtons 10 most stupid quotes. Also included is my favourite picture of the whole year.