Monthly Archives: August 2010

Bon Jovi Greatest Hits To Be Released On November 9th

Bon Jovi is releasing a career-spanning greatest hits compilation on November 9th on Island Records. Bon Jovi Greatest Hits will transport listeners back in time through Bon Jovi’s worldwide monster hits of the past and offer a bridge to the future with the debut of four brand new tracks.

“Music marks milestones in all our lives,” notes frontman Jon Bon Jovi. “These songs have stood the test of time and they remind us all where we came from, even as we keep our eyes towards the future.”

Bon Jovi Greatest Hits will be a 16-song single disc chock full of the band’s biggest chart-toppers including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “Always,” “It’s My Life,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.”  Two new songs, including lead single “What Do You Got?,” round out the tracklisting. “What Do You Got?” will hit radio airwaves globally at the end of August.

Bon Jovi Greatest Hits – The Ultimate Collection will be a 28-song two disc edition made up of the Greatest Hits CD from the standard edition and a second disc featuring beloved fan favorites including “Bed of Roses,” “Blood on Blood,” “These Days,” and “Keep The Faith” plus the third and fourth new tracks created for this project.

The four new songs (“The More Things Change,” “No Apologies,” “This Is Love, This Is Life” and the first single, “What Do You Got?”) were written specifically for inclusion in this compilation.

The complete tracklistings for Bon Jovi Greatest Hits and Bon Jovi Greatest Hits – The Ultimate Collection will be unveiled exclusively at www.bonjovi.com.

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Apple To Stream Video Of Tomorrow’s Live Event

Apple has decided that it’s finally time to let the public in on their press events — the company will be streaming live footage from the event tomorrow on its website. So tune in tomorrow morning at 10 am PDT — we’ll see if Apple can handle the demands of its hungry customers on live streaming day.

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BlueAnt’s Bluetooth S4 Speakerphone

There is no longer any need to touch your phone or car speakerphone while driving. Just say the hands-free trigger phrase “BlueAnt Speak to Me” and the S4 ($79) will be ready for your voice commands. With BlueAnt’s S4 Speakerphone you are truly hands- free. Use your voice to make and receive calls, access information on the go and control the speakerphone without touching a single button or device.

Features Include:

- Voice Dial, Voice Answer and Redial
– Voice Commands for access to information like Traffic and Weather
– Text-to-Speech caller name announce-stores over 2000 names
– VLingo SafeReader interface reads out your text messages
– A2DP audio streaming of music, podcast and GPS directions from smartphones
– No installation required, clips to any sun visor
– 2 year replacement warranty

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Mad Men Rolling Stone Issue

The following is an excerpt of an article from the September 16, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone with the Mad Men cover story. This issue is available tomorrow on newsstands.

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Dancing At The Movies

Here is a collection of famous movie dance scenes, set to the Kenny Loggins classic, “Footloose”.

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Bruce Wayne And Dick Grayson Are Both Batman This Fall

This morning the NY Post confirmed what fans and observers have guessed all along. There will be 2 Batmen in November.

Beginning that month, Detective Comics, Batman and Batman and Robin will feature Dick Grayson as Batman (with the black Bat-symbol on his chest) with Damian Wayne as Robin, while Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette’s Batman Inc. and David Finch’s Batman: The Dark Knight will both feature Bruce Wayne

“Just as readers were getting comfortable with the idea of former sidekick Dick Grayson playing the role of Batman, along comes Bruce Wayne’s triumphant return to the Cape and Cowl,” editor Mike Marts said. “Is Gotham City ready for two Batmen? Is the world? And who’s to say the fun will end there?”

“Bruce Wayne realizes that he can’t just be the grim avenger he was before,” DC co-publisher Dan DiDio told the Post. “He wants to be more aggressive in his reach, and realizes the change that Batman as a symbol can effect around the world.”

This approach mostly plays out in Morrison’s Batman Inc., where Bruce Wayne essentially franchises out the Dark Knight brand globally.

“Without giving too much away here, we wanted to show how Batman can have a global influence,” Didio said. Didio also revealed the troubled relationship between Bruce and Damian will be getting a lot of play in the coming months.

“So aside from the new interaction between the two Batmen, there’s the interesting relationship between Bruce Wayne and his son,” DiDio said.

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John Mayer’s Battle Studies Expanded Edition Available On October 5th

Available on October 5th, Battle Studies Expanded Edition adds video of John Mayer’s recent VH1 Storytellers broadcast plus two intimate acoustic performances from his personal travels to Japan in May 2010.  Pre-order here from Amazon.

DVD tracklisting – Approximate run time 50 minutes:

VH1 Storytellers

1. No Such Thing

2. Daughters

3. Heartbreak Warfare

4. Your Body Is a Wonderland

5. Who Says

6. Waiting on the World to Change

A Trip to Japan Alone

1. Half of My Heart

2. Who Says

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Dancing With the Stars Season 11 Cast Revealed

The 12 participants for the next edition of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars were announced tonight during a live teleconference in Hollywood. They are:

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, from MTV’s Jersey Shore

David Hasselhoff, best known for his roles on Baywatch, Knight Rider, and America’s Got Talent

Bristol Palin, daughter of ex-Alaska governor Sarah Palin

Kurt Warner, retired NFL quarterback

Florence Henderson, best known for her role TV’s long-running comedy The Brady Brunch

Audrina Patridge, from MTV’s The Hills

Michael Bolton, singer-songwriter

Brandy Norwood, singer-songwriter and star of the old UPN comedy Moesha

Kyle Massey, best known for starring in Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven

Rick Fox, retired pro basketball player from the Los Angeles Lakers

Margaret Cho, comedienne and current co-star of Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva

Jennifer Grey, actress best known for starring in Dirty Dancing

The professional partners won’t be revealed until Wednesday. Dancing with the Stars returns on Sept. 20th.

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Wanna Get Kids to Eat Carrots? Brand Them Like Junk Food

An ambitious new ad campaign by Crispin Porter + Bogusky tries to convince kids that baby carrots are like Doritos. (But what about the cheese dust?!)

Can the carrot industry sex up its image by branding baby carrots as a munchworthy junk food a la Cheetos or Lay’s Potato Chips? Crispin Porter + Bogusky seems to think so.

The high-profile ad agency is launching an ambitious $25 million campaign to help the carrot industry compete with the junk food industry. The campaign is being launched with the help of almost 50 carrot growers, including carrot behemoth Bolthouse Farms.

USA Today describes some of the ideas being tossed around: packaging carrots in snack food-like bags, selling them in vending machines (tests are already underway in school vending machines in Cincinnati and Syracuse, N.Y) , plastering carrot-themed billboards with slogans like “The original orange doodles,” and promoting seasonal tie-ins (the Halloween tie-in is “scarrots,” of course). The official campaign will launch next week, with a series of web ads and an iPhone app that will be flogged on BabyCarrots.com.

The ad campaign echoes the recent trend of fast food joints trying to gain new customers by touting the healthiness of their offerings (Wendy’s natural french fries, anyone?). And it takes advantage of one of Crispin’s strongest client bases, in junk food.

But carrots are ingrained in our minds as a healthy, family-friendly food from a young age — can an ad campaign really change that? And what happens when the kids eat the carrots — and discover they don’t taste nearly as good as Cheetos? (Reprinted from Fast Company)

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Read All Of Stephen King’s Entertainment Weekly Pop Culture Columns Here

HERE is your complete guide to every column, best-of list and pop culture musing from Entertainment Weekly contributor and world-renowned author Stephen King.

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