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S Club 7 have briefly reunited after almost 10 years since their split. With this news, plus the rumours that Steps may also be reuniting as well as JLo returning to no. 1, it seems likes its 2001 all over again!
S Club 7 are best known for their cheesetastic bubblegum hits like Don’t Stop Movin’ and S Club Party. In America though, they’re perhaps best known for their only top 10 Billboard hit, Never Had a Dream Come True.
Fun fact…I remember buying a copy of their debut CD single Bring It All Back. Yes, you can laugh. It was an “enhanced CD” that came with the music video lol. Ah, the days before YouTube and iTunes. It’s funny though, I tried searching for the official video on YouTube/Vevo but apparently copyright has taken it off.
So instead, here is a video of people dancing to Bring It All Back in a nightclub:
Didn’t they have a TV show, too?
I googled to see if Christina Milian has ever publicly admitted to singing the chorus of JLo‘s Play…after that classic tune started playing on shuffle.
Instead however, I found this gem of a quote from the formerly popular singer/actress:
“One thing I do miss in music is the uniqueness, no one is that unique anymore. But it is hard to be different and to shock people. In the past Madonna was always changing her image and shocking people. But now that has all been done. You’ve got to do it right and go for it but everybody is trying to be sexy and wearing the same thing.”
This article was posted on 1 July, 2002, almost nine years ago! She was clearly highlighting the market gap to be later filled in by the likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj.
She must have good hindsight. This is the woman who had Kevin Federline featured in her AM to PM video way before he dated Britney. Christina even dated Nick Cannon way before Mariah Carey did, too. She’s an underrated pioneer!
And now she’s a has-been! What happened?
Also is it just me or have the following people just disappeared off the face of the earth:
- Blu Cantrell
- Shawn Desman
- Samantha Mumba
- Michelle Branch
- Sally Polihronas, Scott Cain and the entire cast of Popstars minus Sophie Monk
- Las Ketchup
- Vitamin C
- Sorbolene Lotion
Okay, I made the last one up. But the rest of them are (were?) real and have not been heard of since Christina Millian was relevant. Yes, that is my new timeline milestone.
There’s a new bitter feud brewing today that could rival Nicki Minaj vs Lil Kim!
It’s a far cry from the days when the two used to talk with each other on the red carpet:
If you’re wondering who this Ciara person is again, she was that singer who was huge in 2004 with her hits Goodies, 1,2 Step and Oh before her career considerably cooled down. She was also infamously the target of a cruel rumour that she was born a man and is popularly known on the internet as “C-Error”.
Rihanna immediately responded on Twitter:
“My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u?#howrudeofme“
Source: Rihanna’s Twitter
JLo is back with On the Floor, Nelly and Kelly Rowland have a new duet out called Gone and Ja Rule is filming a reality TV show (…before he goes to jail, but still). It’s like its 2002 all over again!
So in the spirit things, I’ve decided to do a review on one of the biggest music stars of that era – Ashanti. She was like the Beyonce of that time, before the actual Beyonce left Destiny’s Child and overtook her.
Ashanti’s career was pretty much on the wane by the time she released Only U. It peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard charts. It did however find success in the UK, reaching number two over there. It’s a shame that it wasn’t any bigger though, because Only U is perhaps Ashanti’s best single and her most accomplished and lavish video.
Remember Steps? They were that cheesy 90s band best known for their annoying hit 5,6,7,8. They also released a spate of awful covers like Tragedy and Last Thing on My Mind while single-handedly desecrating one of Kylie‘s signature hits with their take on Better The Devil You Know. According to their Wikipedia entry, the band sold over 15 million records, 14 million of which were probably bought by Satan and thrown into the pits of hell himself since they were such heinous CDs.
Okay, maybe I’m being too harsh on them. Looking through their discography, I didn’t realise how groundbreaking they were. Here they are from their Deeper Shade of Blue video, rocking some sort of Avatar meets Lady GaGa look. They were truly ahead of their time, much like bandmate Lisa Scott Lee‘s 2005 electropop single Electric, which was obviously released four years too early:
The most controversial, loud-mouth TV mother of all time, Roseanne will once again bombard our screens. This time though, she will headline a brand new comedic reality show on Lifetime. The series will follow her running a macadamia nut and live stock farm in Hawaii. Random.
In case you are too young to remember one of the best sitcoms of all time, Family Guy did a spoof of it that basically summarises the entire show in 15 seconds:
Taylor Armstrong AKA Taylor Ford AKA Shana Taylor AKA Shana Hughes is a castmember of TV’s best primetime soap opera in years, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Taylor plays a lip-heavy, venus fly trap also named Taylor. Her major storyline this past season involved her trolling all over California complaining about how drab her husband is while at the same time confessing that her marriage was “80% business, 20% romance”. Basically she was Julie Cooper off The OC, except the alcoholic she constantly argued with was former child star Kim Richards, not Marissa Cooper.
Somebody’s posted a hilarious video on YouTube that calls out Taylor on all of her lies, including her name changes and lying about Adrienne being such a close friend and godmother to her daughter. Watching this, I don’t understand why Camille was named the Most Hated Housewife in history:
I don’t know about you guys but I am loving the horrific new videos that Jessica Mauboy has been releasing this year. They’re hilarious! First, the video for her huge flop lead single, “Get Em Girls” featured poor Jess getting licked and caressed by one Snoop Doggy Dogg while grinding in a terribly-unflattering, multicoloured mess of a ‘frock’. Not to mention the fact that you can see one of the production assistants fixing the background at 0:13. Even her “de-butt” single Running Back was more polished and slick.
Get Em Girls was received so poorly, her record label rush-released her second single, Saturday Night. Again let down by a low budget, the video looks like it was edited in iMovie by a year 10 student experimenting with colour filters:
Jessica’s poor pop efforts got me thinking about other cringeworthy, embarassingly awful videos from other Australian pop starlets: