Posts by Breanne L. Heldman
- Breanne Heldman at Our Country12 days ago
Honoring the great combination of holidays that's upon us may be easier than you think. Especially if you're a country music fan.
Wait, what?! Believe it. We brought John Rich, whose new variety show, "Rich at Night," debuts on TV Guide Network Monday night, into our New York City studios to treat us to a little Thanksgivukkah ditty and give us some tips on what he refers to as a holiday "juggernaut."
While Rich is not Jewish, he admits he's learned an appreciation for the culture thanks to a dear friend.
"It sounds like you're at a bar mitzvah," he said after performing his "mashugana"-filled tune before explaining. "One of my go-to players in Nashville is named Jonathan Yudkin and he's … like a one-man string section. I've known him for 15 years. Any Yiddish or old school stuff I know, I know from Jonathan Yudkin."
Apparently, that stuff he knows is quite a bit. Enough, in fact, to help him whip up a tune on the spot and come up with eight easy tips – one for each night of the Festival of Lights – for celebrating Thanksgivukkah … with a country twist.
- Breanne Heldman at Stop The Presses!2 mths ago
Miley Cyrus may be a hot mess but, by her own admission, she's "a strategic hot mess."
The same can be said for "Miley: The Movement," the one-hour documentary on the star premiering on MTV on Wednesday at 10 p.m. The network's cameras followed her around for four months this year leading up to (and including) the MTV Video Music Awards and preparations for the release of her debut RCA Records album, "Bangerz," on October 8.
Throughout the interview portion of the film, the 20-year-old star attempts to define this transitional period in her life – "The Movement," as she calls it – and, thankfully, she's not the only person trying to do so.
"The world thinks that they know this girl, but my thing to you is, don't be fooled," Pharrell Williams explains.
In order to help you not be fooled, we should point out that Miley's biggest co-star in the film isn't Williams or any of the other artists who make appearances, but its glaring absences. Here's the rundown on what to expect (or not) from the "Miley: The Movement":
- Breanne Heldman at Stop The Presses!3 mths ago
He may feel locked out of heaven, but the NFL appears to be offering Bruno Mars something even better than going through the pearly gates.
The Grammy winner will be performing in the Super Bowl halftime show, a source close to the NFL's entertainment plans told the Associated Press on Saturday.
"Omg! Insider" heard similar reports, while Yahoo Music was given the heads up on Friday to anticipate big music news out of the NFL this weekend. The official announcement came on Sunday.
[Related: The Worst Super Bowl Halftime Performers!]
The 27-year-old Hawaiian joins an incredibly esteemed list of previous performers, including last year's impressive showing from Beyoncé, as well as Prince, Madonna, The Who, and Bruce Springsteen.
- Breanne Heldman at Stop The Presses!3 mths ago
A whole lot, it turns out.
In addition to all the tales of stage failures, we witnessed a few impressive, even shoe-flying dance moments, a little snuggle sesh between a possible couple to watch, and even an A-list accidental diss.
Without further ado, here's what we saw from inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center Sunday night.
- Breanne Heldman at Stop The Presses!6 mths ago
The music industry is crying on its collective pillow as "Undercover Angel" singer Alan O'Day died on Friday following a battle with cancer, according to his record label. He was 72.
The singer/songwriter wrote popular songs for the likes of the Righteous Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Three Dog Night, Paul Anka, and Helen Reddy before landing his own hit in 1977 with "Undercover Angel."
"Alan continued to write and perform until his last days," according to a statement from his record label, 1st Phase Records. "Alan was a generous man who gave his heart and soul to the music industry."
O'Day first gained notoriety in the early 1970s when he wrote Cher's "Train of Thought," and followed it with more hits including Reddy's "Angie Baby" and the Righteous Brothers's "Rock and Roll Heaven." He spent the 1980s working with Janis Liebhart on songs for "Muppet Babies" cartoons and the '90s working on the music for National Geographic's series, "Really Wild Animals."
- Breanne Heldman at Stop The Presses!7 mths ago
The latest news on Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly's death isn't pretty – it's being investigated as an apparent drug overdose.
Yahoo! Music has obtained the police report from the Fulton County Police Department officer who arrived on the scene of the 34-year-old's home south of Atlanta on Wednesday after his mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, called 911 asking for medical assistance.
When paramedics arrived, Kelly was sprawled on his living room couch "unresponsive." He "had no life signs," the report described.
Officer Roger Wayne Burkhart then explained that he spoke to Kelly's mother "who stated that the night before, the victim was out and had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine. She stated that they had brought Kelly home to recover from his drug use and had done this several times in the past."
According to Pratte, the musician "felt nauseous" in the morning, and passed out around 3 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center South around 4:30 p.m.
Kelly's uncle, Lamar Williams, and Pratte confirmed Kelly's "extensive history of drug abuse."
- Breanne Heldman at Stop The Presses!9 mths ago
There’s no maybe about it: Carly Rae Jepsen is willing to take a stand for something she believes in.
The 27-year-old “Kiss” singer has backed out of being one of the headliners for the Boy Scouts of America’s National Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia in July. The reason? She can’t support a group with an anti-gay agenda.
The national organization has a ban on gay members.
“As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer,” she said via Twitter. “I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level … and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe.”
The other headliner for the event, Train, announced Monday that they were not yet dropping off the bill for the annual event, but that they would if the ban isn’t overturned at a meeting to vote on the matter in May.