Thursday, 31 March 2011
Katy Perry fans around the world are eagerly anticipating the debut of her new music video for her single, "E.T.," in which the pop star goes through an out of this world transformation.
Perry goes through a drastic makeover for the video, appearing as an alien-like woman, The Huffington Post described.
Her skin is painted a lavender shade of purple and her face is painted to look like an alien, all the while sporting a very unique head dress that just accentuates the whole ensemble.
Photos of her costume can be seen at Idolator .
The "E.T." video will premiere at noon ET today on MTV.com, VH1.com and LogoTV.com; and will appear on air at 7:53 p.m. ET, MTV.com reported. The song also features Kanye West.
Perry told MTV that she is excited with the feedback she is hearing about her album "Teenage Dream," and the excitement of her fans with each new music video she debuts. Her goal is to make it a cinematic experience every time.
"With 'Teenage Dream' the record in whole, I knew I wanted to give so many different flavors, so many different ideas, and just make a different 'movie' for each song. I feel like I've done that," Perry told MTV.
Billboard reported that "E.T." has rocketed to the number one spot on The Hot 100 charts, as of March 30.
"Teenage Dream" is the one of the few albums in history to produce four number one hits: "Teenage Dream," "Firework," "California Gurls" and now "E.T." Mariah Carey's debut album is the last solo female artist to have done so, and that was back in 1991.
"I am so thrilled that 'E.T.' has landed at No. 1. I want to thank all the fans who contributed to this amazing feat and radio, which has been an essential part of my continued existence. I truly appreciate all the support of my creative twists and turns," Perry told Billboard.
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
It's getting to be that time of year when people run frantically through their office corridors looking for April Fools Day pranks that hit just the right place along the continuum between gentle playfulness and brutal cruelty. Jose Canseco and former Cardinal Ozzie Canseco's recent boxing trick play—Ozzie replaced Jose for a celebrity boxing gig, and was found out when he failed to have a depressing Twitter-aided meltdown in the ring—offer an easy template for any would-be office prankster to follow. I've cut Canseco's master-prank into handy list form, so just follow along!
1. Have an identical twin. It's important that your identical twin is good at baseball, but not nearly as good as you. It's difficult to remain identical through decades of hard living, steroids, and squalor, so plan ahead.
2. Have a solid baseball career, marked by occasionally worrisome paranoia and some minor PR nightmares. Okay, so you're not quite a Hall of Famer, and you're a bit of a jerk, and in hindsight all that muscle was a little suspicious, but hey! 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a season is nothing to sneeze at.
3. Become a national pariah. There are exceptions—you could, like Manute Bol, just be an extraordinarily generous person trying to raise money for your pet causes—but in general, you can't get into celebrity boxing unless you've made an ass out of yourself. People don't want to see celebrities they like get beaten up.
4. Run an increasingly depressing Twitter feed. Talk about how you've lost millions of dollars, how you don't know where you're going to live, how the forces massed against you have made your every day a living hell. Do this, somehow, without evoking any sympathy at all from your followers, whom you appear to loathe anyway.
5. Jackpot—Have your twin brother replace you in a celebrity boxing match.
# Virender Sehwag has batted quite well in the present competition, aggregating 380 runs at an average of 54.28, including one century and one fifty, in seven matches.
# Sehwag's aforesaid performance is his career-best in a series/competition, bettering the 348 in five matches at an average of 69.60 in the 2008 Asia Cup.
# Sehwag's 38 off 25 balls is his best innings against Pakistan at the World Cup, eclipsing the 21 at Centurion on March 1, 2003.
# Sachin Tendulkar has recorded his 95th fifty in ODIs - his 38th at home.
# Yuvraj Singh has posted his second duck at the World Cup - his 14th in ODIs.
# Tendulkar is the top run-scorer in ODIs at Mohali, aggregating 366 (ave. 61.00) in seven matches, including four fifties.
# Tendulkar is also the top run run-getter in India-Pakistan ODIs, amassing 2474 at an average of 39.90 in 68 matches, including five hundreds and 15 fifties, surpassing Inzamam-ul-Haq's tally of 2403 (ave.43.69) in 67 matches.
# Only Sanath Jayasuriya has made more runs than Tendulkar against Pakistan - 2517 runs at an average of 32.68, including three centuries and 18 fifties in 82 matches.
# Tendulkar is the first Indian player to amass 400 runs in the present World Cup - 464 at an average of 58.00 including two hundreds and two fifties in eight games.
# Tendulkar's run-aggregate is the second highest in the present tournament, next only to the 467 by Tillakaratne Dilshan at an average of 66.71, including two centuries and two fifties, in eight games.
# Tendulkar is the first batsman to amass 400 runs in a competition three times at the World Cup - the first two occasions being 673 (ave.61.18) in 2002-03 and 523 (ave.87.16) in 1995-96.
# Virender Sehwag (1036 at 35.72) has become the sixth Indian to complete 1,000 runs or more against Pakistan, joining Sachin Tendulkar (2474), Rahul Dravid (1899), Mohammad Azharuddin (1657), Sourav Ganguly (1652) and Yuvraj Singh (1251). Dhoni soon became the seventh Indian to do so -1001 at an average of 52.68 in 25 matches.
# Gambhir and Tendulkar were involved in a stand of 68 for the second wicket - India's best against Pakistan at the World Cup.
# Wahab Riaz (5/46) has recorded his career-best bowling performance in ODIs - his first five-wicket haul
# Wahab's performance is the best for Pakistan against India at the World Cup, surpassing the 3 for 59 by Mushtaq Ahmed at Sydney on March 4, 1992.
# Wahab Riaz (5/46) is the first Pakistani bowler to bag five wickets in an innings at Mohali.
# Ntini (5/21 against Pakistan on October 27,2006) and Riaz are the only two bowlers to bag five wickets at Mohali in ODIs.
# Riaz became the fourth Pakistani bowler to claim five wickets or more in an innings in India. He has joined Naved-ul-Hasan (6/27 against India at Jamshedpur on April 9, 2005), Aaqib Javed (5 for 35 against Sri Lanka at Gwalior on May 12, 1997 & 5 for 61 against India at Chennai on May 21, 1997) and Azhar Mahmood (5/38 against India at Bangalore on April 4, 1999).
# Suresh Raina (36 not out) has posted his highest World Cup score.
# Umar Gul (8.62) has recorded worst economy rate by a Pakistani bowler against India at the World Cup.
OK! NEWS: KENDRA WILKINSON’S DWTS BLOG —I DON’T WANT TO GO HOME!
Mike and his DWTS partner Lacey chatted with reporters about their elimination last night.
“Naturally we’re disappointed, we didn’t want to be sent home first,” Mike explained. “But there’s an infinite amount of positive stuff that came from just being involved up to this point, and I try to focus on that.”
“He’s thrilled he doesn’t have to rehearse anymore!” Lacey added.
“I’m thrilled about not having to dance anymore, and that’s not to say I don’t appreciate dancing, the one thing I have developed is I’ll never dance again for the rest of my life, I’ll just say that,” Mike said. “Unless they invite me back for some comedy reason.”
“But I’ve noticed that I now have a tremendous appreciation for the art of dance that I didn’t have before,” he added. “I used to, if I had to sit through professional performances I would change the channel or be playing “Angry Birds.” But now I appreciate posture and movement. But you will not see me on your local dance floor anytime soon.”
OK! NEWS: DANCING WITH THE STARS GIVES MIKE CATHERWOOD THE BOOT; CHRIS BROWN GETS STANDING OVATION
What’s next to Mike? Will he be taking over for Regis Philbin on Regis and Kelly?
“I’d love to sit here and say, ‘oh yeah my people are talking’ but I don’t know man, I’m going back to do Regis and Kelly as a guest now, but also as a guest host in a couple weeks, just to check back in,” Mike said. “But I can’t tell you any hard firm ideas of what will happen in my career after this. This sounds so cheesey and cliché, but I’m just so grateful for all of this man, because honestly if you were to talk to 20-year old Mike I wouldn’t be confident that I’d have a job, let alone a job like the ones people are throwing my way. I take none of it for granted.”
Still he will miss some parts of DWTS.
“All of the cast has been ridiculously cool, but I’d have to say Chris [Jericho] and Cheryl [Burke],” Mike said of who he will miss the most. “We were like besties.”
“They totally had a bromance,” Lacey said. “Cheryl and I are very good friends.