Friday, June 15, 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen's “Call Me Maybe” Climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart; On Tour with Bieber

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is trending worldwide and it has hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart! Even Barack Obama sings her song.  Have you seen the latest lip dub?



But why? Why choose this song?  Oh well... I know she has other songs, but Carly Rae Jepsen has all the elements of a one-hit wonder in "Call Me Maybe". It's all sorts of wonderful.

And it's going viral on YouTube with the current craze or lip-syncing phenomenon! :)

Watch Justin Bieber and friends “Call Me Maybe”



Here's another CALL ME MAYBE video feat. Georgina, Belle, Solenn, Anne, Liz, Bea etc. Manny Pacquaio is in this vid too! I'm guessing Manny is now singing to his own version of Call Me Maybe: "Hey I just meet you and this is Krissy. My name is Manny,so hug me Bradley." :) I think Manny Pacquiao's entrance song on his next fight should be call me maybe, whaddya think?



But sorry Justin, Selena, Georgina, Solenn, Anne, et al. This has got to be my favorite version of "Call Me Maybe"  :)





“Call Me Maybe”, the ubiquitous debut U.S. single from Schoolboy Records/Interscope recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen, has hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The platinum-certified track, which Jepsen co-wrote, is also No. 1 on the Billboard Pop chart this week. Jepsen is the first female artist to top the chart with a debut single since Ke$ha’s "TiK ToK" in January 2010. “Call Me Maybe” has sold over 3.2 million singles and spent four consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Certified quintuple-platinum in Jepsen’s native Canada (where it hit No. 1), the track is also an international sensation, climbing to No. 1 in the iTunes Singles charts in the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and more.
Hey! I just met you...and this is CRAZY, but here's my number. Call me maybe.
The irresistibly catchy song’s ascent is fueled in part by its videos. The official video has racked up more than 105 million views on VEVO, while an unofficial clip — which Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and other young stars filmed of themselves lip-synching and dancing to the song and posted on Big Time Rush actor and singer Carlos Pena’s YouTube Channel — has attracted more than 42 million views and has inspired other stars get in on the action. Katy Perry, actor James Franco, the Harvard Baseball team, SMU Women’s Rowing team and more have all posted their own versions of “Call Me Maybe.”

"Wow. I feel so blessed. Thank you to everyone who made this happen. Life keeps surprising me lately and it's a wonderful feeling" says Carly.

Music executive Scooter Braun says, “To see Carly hit #1 is an amazing achievement...but what is even better is seeing it happen to someone as kind and as warm a person as Carly Rae Jepsen. No one is more deserving and I know from hearing her music this is just the beginning for her."

Since the rise of “Call Me Maybe,” Jepsen has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (introduced by Bieber), Good Morning America, The View, performed the National Anthem at a sold-out Dodgers game, and drawn thousands of fans to her first U.S. show headlining the “Music Spotlight" series at 5 Towers concert venue on Universal CityWalk. Jepsen also appeared at both the Billboard Music Awards, KIIS FM’s Wango Tango concert in Los Angeles and the Capital FM Summertime Ball at London’s Wembley Stadium.

This fall, Jepsen will hit the road with Justin Bieber as a very special guest on the multi-platinum Pop/R&B sensation’s 2012 headlining tour of North America. Sure to be the hottest ticket of the fall, The "Believe" Tour, presented by AEG Live, will kick off on September 29th in Glendale, AZ, and blaze a trail through more than 45 cities before wrapping up in Miami on January 26th, 2013. For details, please visit www.carlyraemusic.com.

Jepsen may be a newcomer in the U.S., but the Mission, British Columbia, native is an established artist in Canada where she placed third on the fifth season of Canadian Idol and landed a deal with Fontana/Maple Music. She has scored two previous gold singles and received numerous awards and accolades, including 2010 Juno Award nominations for “Songwriter of the Year” and “Best New Artist” as well as a 2010 MuchMusic Video Award nomination for “UR Fave New Artist.” She has sold more than 400,000 singles in her home country and is signed to 604 Records in Canada

Watch Carly’s video for “Call Me Maybe”
http://www.vevo.com/watch/carly-rae-jepsen/call-me-maybe/CAB401100094?charts-top-videos

For more about Carly, please visit:
www.carlyraemusic.com
www.facebook.com/carlyraejepsen
www.twitter.com/carlyraejepsen



 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Celebrities' Take on Bradley-Pacquiao Bout

In what most boxing analysts and boxing fans are calling a highly questionable, bogus and absolutely befuddling, dubious, ridiculous decision by judges in Nevada, Timothy Bradley won a split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Sadly, Pacman's 15-fight winning streak came to a very controversial end.
Pacquiao Vs. Bradley
In other words, the judges of Pacquiao-Bradley bout just pronounced that boxing is dead.  I also think those judges need immediate drug testing. They have officially killed boxing.  Although dubious decisions happen all the time in boxing, I believe boxing needs changes now. I think the WWF has more sport in it than boxing, dontcha think?

What do I have to say about the Pacman-Bradley fight? One word.... Robbery! Oh, let's make it two words... flat-out robbery! I watched the fight and I know that I’m no expert on the art of boxing, but this one was too rigged… unbelievable, rigged results. As for me, Bradley "won" a title, Pacman won the fight!

Celebrities and athletes blurted out their emotions on Twitter to comment on this controversial decision, prolly the biggest upset in boxing history.




The CompuBox statistics favored Pacquiao, who landed more punches than Bradley in 10 of the 12 rounds. Pacquiao landed 253 of 751 punches (34 percent), while Bradley landed 159 of 839 (19 percent). Pacquiao also landed 82 more power shots (190-108). Judge Jerry Roth (115-113) awarded the fight to Pacquiao while CJ Ross (115-113) and Duane Ford (115-113) gave it to the American, but the crowd responded with boos after 12 rounds.

People watched in disbelief and the controversial split decision was met with a chorus of boos from the crowd.

"I accept what the result is," Pacquiao said. "I respect the judges, I cannot blame them. It is a part of the game. I give thanks to the Lord. I do my best but my best wasn't good enough."

The last part sounds like the lovesong. LOL And Bradley can sing a song for Maia to the tune of "Call Me Maybe."

"Hey I just met you, and this is crazy. My name is BRADLEY, so hug me MANNY!"

More tweets here from celebrities who aired their disgust over Manny Pacquiao's shocking and stunning loss:

Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis tweeted: "Unbelievable! #PacBradley This is another stain on boxing. Even worse than my draw with Holyfield! #Disgraceful."

@AmirKingKhan: What a joke we had manny winning by 5 rounds. Bradley how about you take the fight with me in December.

"I have the best eye doctor, if the judges go to LA, I will pay for their eye exam," Bob Arum, Top Rank's promoter said. "I've never been ashamed to be part of boxing as I am tonight."

Nelly: - Did this man just say he got to see if he won the fight????even he thought he lost!!!lol”"sheeeshh!!

Reggie Bush  - I can’t believe that decision! One of the biggest upsets in boxing history!!!!!

Shaq – I watched allota fights but that decision was some bs. I wanna see pacqiou vs mayweather I spelled PAC mans name wrong so what lol

Marlon Wayans – I’m protesting boxing Til this is fixed! Do not support this bullshit sport until this is fixed! This is a disrespect to the art.  Dear Bradley if you are half a man u’d knock on Manny Pacquiao’s dressing room and fork over them belts. This shir Bob Arum pulled made Don King say “this is unapostrophied ludicrispiness”!

 Busta Rhymes (@BusaBusss): "BRADLEY U CAN'T SLEEP 2NIGHT THE FEEDBACK IS OVERWHELMING ISN'T IT? THE WORLD KNOWS U LOST. DO THE RIGHT THING & GIVE THAT BELT 2 PACMAN!!!"

Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars): "Pac man 4 life."

Jessica Sanchez (@JSanchezAI11): "Congrats to the new winner but I'm still really upset about the results :("

 Nick Carter (@nickcarter) sa pagkatalo ni Pacquiao: "I think I may never take boxing seriously after tonight. Manny pacquiao won that fight! Sad day for boxing, I think we should protest!"

 Chris Daughtry (@CHRIS_Daughtry): "YOU'VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!! PACQUAIO TOTALLY OWNED THAT FIGHT!!!"

 There were also tweets from local showbiz personalities. 

 (@sharon_cuneta12): "MANNY WON. THAT'S MY HUMBLE OPINION. PERIOD."

Sen. Kiko Pangilinan (@kikopangilinan): "Bradley got beat up good by Manny while Manny simply got roughed up a bit. So how did Bradley win?"

From TV host, Christine Babao (@ChristineBBabao): "#Pacman believes he won. He should have won."

Ely Buendia (@elybuendia9000): "I didn’t even watch the fight and I KNOW Manny won."

 Tim Yap (@officialTimYAP) "Sometimes in a "cooking” show, you don't always get what you want. Pacquiao is still our champion. Hugs to Manny&Jinkee! #PacBradley."

Pinoy Big Brother host Robi Domingo (@robertmarion): "This boxing match is absolutely nonsense. Bradley didn't throw punches, he didn't box... he wrestled Pacquiao."

Marc Nelson (@QuickOffTheMarc) "my opinion. It was a tough fight & close. I still think manny won. That being said, props to Bradley for a gr8 fight. Fault is the judges."

Ogie Alcasid (@ogiealcasid): "I am still amazed at the sight of Manny praising God in defeat. He is a man of grace.

And there are more tweets... So much rage on my timeline with everyone tweeting Pacman was robbed. Even the Kardashians are fuming. :)

Oh well, I guess the calmest person in this maelstrom was none other than Manny Pacquiao. He handled the loss with great dignity and class and I admire him for that.

What are your thoughts about this, guys? Do you think Manny Pacquiao got robbed point blank? Was that a Mafia thingy?  Is it just all about the money that they can make from a rematch? Do you think it's his own fault for slowing down, not knocking him out and letting Bradley look better? 

Hoh well...

Lemme know.



 


Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Doctor is In: Meet the Toy Doctor, Doc McStuffins

I was invited to watch a special sneak preview of Disney Junior’s playful new show, Doc McStuffins, at Active Fun in Bonifacio High Street last Saturday. It was so much fun and my daughter loves Doc. I think it is totally cute! After watching the sneak preview, my daughter was already asking me to buy a Doc toy set. I'd like to buy her one. DVD's and books would be nice too! After the launch of this new Disney series, I expect to see books, party goods, role play toys, and Doc Mcstuffins dolls and accessories. I'm pretty sure this show will be a hit with the kids.


Here's my daughter with her playmates, Kuya LJ and cutie Zeus. The kids had so much fun watching the sneak preview of Doc McStuffins and Maia loved the loots. Actually, the "big kids" enjoyed it as much as the little ones. :)  I really enjoyed the good times that I had with these kids. Those moments are precious. I believe the kids and people who are "kids at heart" have the most fun in life. Agree? :)

Disney Junior’s other hit series like “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” and “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” are currently my daughter's favorite Disney shows and surely, Doc McStuffins will join the ranks.  It's funny how my daughter knows all the dances to the shows in Disney Junior. I'm sure she'll be dancing and singing the Doc McStuffins song and giving her little baby toy a checkup soon.

Meet the Toy Doctor, Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins is a new show that teaches kids to take care of themselves and others.  It also talks about the importance of good health and compassion. It may also help kids who are nervous about going to the doctor, and settle some of their fears. More often than not, when kids hear that they are going to visit the doctor for a checkup, you can nearly always expect them to run the opposite direction. That includes my daughter, Maia. While they are definitely afraid of the needles and instruments, ultimately, the reason they are scared is because they do not understand what happens in the doctor’s office and why they should go there. This is the issue that Disney Junior hopes to address with the upcoming launch of their new show, Doc McStuffins.

Premiering this July 9, the show puts an animated, kid-friendly twist to visiting the doctor and having checkups. The show puts emphasis on healthy living and encourages your young ones to practice simple hygiene habits such as washing their hands regularly.

This animated series is about a little girl, called Doc.

Now, who is Doc McStuffins? Meet Dottie “Doc” McStuffins, a 6-year old “toy doctor” with a compassionate heart and a knack for healing toys and stuffed animals around her neighborhood. She has the ability to talk to toys once she puts on her stethoscope and runs a doctor’s clinic for toys out of her playhouse. She is helped by her trusted toy friends: Stuffy, an overly proud stuffed dragon; Lambie, a stuffed lamb who loves to cuddle; Hallie, a jolly hippo receptionist; and Chilly, a hypochondriac stuffed snowman.

The doctor is in. 
Each episode of Doc McStuffins includes original songs sung by the characters such as the “Time for Your Checkup” song. Additionally, Doc can be seen encouraging toys to not be scared by the doctor’s instruments and even rewarding toys with a sticker once they’ve completed their checkup. During the end credits, Doc also gives advice to its young viewers about staying healthy.

This new Disney Junior original series embodies the hallmarks of Disney’s storytelling—fantasy and wish fulfillment—and communicates to kids a strong sense of community. Furthermore, it teaches them important values such as compassion for people and things, and most importantly, lending a helping hand to anyone who needs it— toys, animals and people.

Let your tots discover what it means to take care of themselves and others with Disney Junior’s new original series, Doc McStuffins.  Doc McStuffins will premiere this July 9, 9:30 am, only on Disney Junior.

Don't miss this! Go visit the Doc soon and get your prescription filled. :)

Surely, your little tot deserves a dose of Doc McStuffins!

 
 


Overwhelm your senses with the new McDonald’s Big N’ Tasty

Friends, foodies and countrymen, lend me your ears, eyes, nose, etc. Do you remember the last time your senses were overwhelmed?


If not, have you seen this commercial? Have you heard of the new Big N' Tasty McDonald's burger? Are you wondering what is this thing they call "Big N' Tasty" and why isn't it in your mouth right now? Hmm..  No? Well then, watch this! 


 
I just died watching this tv commercial, prolly the best and most tempting video ad ever from McDo. Seriously, such a treat for the senses. 


Happy tummy + Happy meal= Happy Maia

Aside from my daughter's love to McDo, I also like the fact that they come up with a brand spanking new burger. Actually, the first place my daughter wants to go whenever we're goin' out is McDonald's. We can never go out without buying Happy Meals and some collectibles and toys. Oh, and Grimace is her BFF. :)


After watching the video, I called 8-McDo to order the Big N' Tasty! My verdict? It is ahhhm... amazeballs, made of 100% pure beef quarter pound goodness, a slice of creamy cheese, some crispy lettuce, juicy tomato, fresh onions, tangy pickles and a slather of special smokey sauce in between a sesame seed bun!


Now watch our babylove Basty as he scoured the box of Big N' Tasty burger! He loved it! :)
  



A Big N' Tasty burger is just that, big and tasty! Any kind of sadness or frustration fades when you get a bite of this powerfully flavorful and meaty Big N' Tasty burger! 

Your senses will never fail to open you up to this big and tasty pure beefy goodness. The aroma, taste, sight, sound and feeling will surprise you! It'll truly nourish all of your senses. Not just how you eat it, but how Big N' Tasy burger brings all the awesomeness together in just one, big bun.


When every sense is engaged and doing exactly what they were meant to do, it creates a wonderful experience that leaves a lasting impression. Recreate that awesome moment and experience a new burger taste unlike any other with the new McDonald’s Big N’ Tasty. For the first time in the Philippines, McDonald’s is offering Big N’ Tasty as a limited time offer for customers who are looking for that perfect mix of yummy flavors and textures in their burgers.

The new McDonald’s Big N’ Tasty is made from the freshest ingredients available. Featuring a 100% pure beef quarter pound patty seasoned using only salt and pepper, creamy cheese, crispy lettuce, juicy tomato, fresh onions, tangy pickles, and a special smokey sauce in between a sesame seed bun, Big N’ Tasty is for McDonald’s and burger lovers who expect nothing less.

Whether you are at work, busy on the go, chilling with your friends or at home alone – wherever or whatever the situation is, anytime is a good time to get your Big N’ Tasty fix. Overwhelm your senses with the right blend of tangy, creamy and savory. Experience the right balance of soft, crunchy and chunky with every bite.

Burger enthusiasts and other foodies, what are you waiting for? Begin your next food adventure at the nearest McDonald’s and find out what the entire buzz is about. McDonald’s Big N’ Tasty is available in most stores nationwide a la carte for P120 or as an Extra Value Meal with Regular Fries and Regular Drink for P145  or  with Medium Fries and Medium Drink for only P165.

Craving for one right now? No problem. Answer those spur-of-the-moment burger cravings by ordering via McDelivery Online or by dialing 8-MCDO.

Today, choose to indulge your taste buds with something new and delicious by getting a McDonald’s Big N’ Tasty. For more information, like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/McDo.ph or follow McDo on Twitter @McDo_ph.


If you got all five senses, go get your grub on at McDo and be overwhelmed.  Also, don't just stuff your face with one of these Big N' Tasty burgers, take little bites and enjoy! :)