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by admin // Wednesday, November 30, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

        

Blastro is excited to announce the nominees for its first annual Music Video Awards! We have seen hundreds of music videos from up-and-coming artists, music veterans and all artists in between, and we thought we would show some light on a few videos that really stood out this year. 

Blastro programmers have chosen videos that have been particularly successful with Blastro's audience and have placed them in three categories : Video Artist of the Year, Sexy Video of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year. Winners will be selected by music industry professionals, which will be announced on December 31, 2011.

Kelly Rowland and LMFAO have nominations in two of the three categories. Kelly Rowland has had a big year. She joined the A-List of the big stars. She came up big in R&B and Pop crossover with "Motivation," and her recent collaborations with David Guetta and Alex Gaudino gave dance music a superstar diva.

The Best New Artist video nominees are artists who can spread themselves to audiences around the world. Medina was able to score dance hits in Europe and then crossover to North America with strong performances in her videos. Aziatix prove that K-Pop doesn't need to be Korean. The American trio released several slick videos from their debut album, 'Nocturnal.' Elijah King was able to crossover in both English and Spanish music markets. 

Sexy video of the year should be a playful topic. Alexandra Stan is the sexy Romanian tart in "Lollipop." Kelly Rowland gives an "Oh my gosh, is that Kelly Rowland? I've never seen her be so sexy in a video!" with "Motivation."  And finally, LMFAO's "Sexy And I Know It." This hilarious video makes you want to look away, but you simply can't help yourself! Just look what these goofy guys are wearing!

So, without further ado, here are the official nominees: 

Video Artist of the Year:

Kelly Rowland - "Motivation"

Nicki Minaj - "Moment 4 Life"

LMFAO - "Party Rock Anthem"

 

Sexy Video of the Year:

Alexandra Stan - "Lollipop"

Kelly Rowland - "Motivation"

LMFAO - "Sexy And I Know It"

 

Best New Artist Video:

Medina - "Gutter"

Aziatix - "Cold"

Elijah King - "Nunca Te Vuelvo A Ver"


by admin // Wednesday, November 30, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant with her second child.

The 32-year-old star - who already has 23-month-old son Mason with her boyfriend Scott Disick - is "thrilled" to be expanding her family and providing a sibling to her first child.

She said in a statement to E! Online: "Scott and I are so excited to announce that we are expecting our second child and are thrilled to be expanding the love in our family."

Kourtney recently began a new web series entitled 'Kourtney's Mommy Blog' where she unveils what she has learned as a mother.

She has previously claimed she is never happier than when she is spending time with her son, and struggles to do things without him.

She said: "Unless I'm working, I can't be away from him without feeling guilty. It doesn't feel good or natural to be, so it's a struggle.

"I don't want to judge, but I've also met women who think it's cool to be out or away from their baby, and I don't get that. Every time I'm not working, he's with me. Even on an airplane, he is with me even if the nanny is also on the plane. Any time I can have with him, I am lucky to have."

 

by admin // Tuesday, November 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Usher's ex-wife wants to stop him seeing their children.

Tameka Raymond filed court documents in Georgia asking the singer to be stripped of joint physical custody of their sons Usher, four, and Naviyd, three, because he has repeatedly skipped his legal obligations.

According to her documents, Tameka claims her former spouse has repeatedly failed to seek her permission to take the boys out of state, get her approval before hiring nannies, make her the first person he asks to look after the children when he is away for more than eight hours, all of which he is legally obligated to do.

She also alleges the 33-year-old star failed to allow her to have custody of the children for two weeks this summer or during the Christmas break in 2010, despite previously agreeing the access, and claims he closed her Saks 5th Avenue credit card after specifically saying he wouldn't so she can no longer take advantage of the "special benefits" the card offers.

Usher is allegedly behind on $34,000 worth of payments after promising Tameka $5,000-a-month to pay for a nanny.

She is also requesting more child support, arguing there has been a "substantial change" in her former spouse's income since they divorced in 2009.

A hearing on the matter has been scheduled for Wednesday.

 

by admin // Tuesday, November 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Deadmau5 would collaborate with Will.I.Am, but only if they were to work anonymously.

The 'Ghosts N Stuff' hitmaker played a special set to launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 phone in London last night - including a groundbreaking collaboration with 4D projection artists to transform the front of the Millbank tower in the centre of the city into a giant video screen - where he said he would be open to working with the Black Eyed Peas frontman, but only if it were a secret project.

He told BANG Showbiz: "That's the thing. I would do it, but only if his name wasn't on it, mine wasn't on it and we could put it out on a boutique label. You know what I mean, that would be fun."

The dance musician has not worked with will.i.am before, but explained his cautious approach comes from having started on collaborations with other big name stars who have then turned out not to be as talented as they first appear.

deadmau5 added: "I would love to do something like that because, you know, I run into people like that - not will.i.am - but I run into people like that who I get working with them and then all of a sudden you realise they don't do f***ing any of it.

"I'm just like, 'I can't do this, because it's my track now - and it's not a collab and I'm doing all the work.' And I wouldn't want a ticket into the market now - if I were to do a pop tune, I think it would have enough legs to do its own thing."

deadmau5's collaboration with Nokia saw various designs including butterflies projected onto the side of the tower while he played a set including two exclusive remixes, created specifically to accompany his performance, which was free to spectators and broadcast live on the internet.

For more information or to watch Deamau5's performance, visit www.facebook.com/nokia.uk