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Famous Dogs in Movies

483626459957Dogs are man’s best friend, whether on film or real life, they are our loyal friends and fierce protectors. They are known for their unconditional love, you could leave them for hours or days at a time but they would still be ecstatic to see you every time. One of our most favourite and tear-jerking movies was Hachiko, who waited for his owner for years until he died.  There are the likes of Beethoven who was also loyal to his owners and had endless adventures with them.

Other dogs that have captured our hearts are the 101 Dalmatians, of course, who did not hate Cruella Deville right? Airbud also starred Buddy, the iconic golden retriever who you see on posters dunking. Or Ren Tin Tin who was a rescue dog rescued by a soldier and trained to become an actor, in fact, he was voted to win the Academy Award for Best Actor but animals were not allowed. Then there was Marley from Marley and Me, a family dog that touched our hearts because not only of his dedication but also because of his owner’s love for him. Another dog that left imprints in Hollywood was Lassie, one of the three dogs who owns a star in the Hollywood walk of fame and even got an Emmy Award for her movies. And lastly, there is Snoopy, a well-loved cartoon character who has an Apollo lunar module, special honour from NASA, and even a US Air Force hustler bomb. Everyone on earth know who Snoopy is and he is one of the few characters that would surely live through history.

But of course, it may be cute and adorable to have a dog in a movie, there are many considerations to think of. Cleanliness and hygiene would always matter, so look for vacuum cleaners and other materials in dog sites like http://www.playsafedogs.com/best-vacuum-for-pet-hair to keep your set clean. And do not forget to search at http://www.playsafedogs.com/best-dog-food-for-pitbulls/ for dog food especially if you have dogs like a pitbull or st. Bernard. The dog also has to be well-trained so that children and other people on the set would not be harmed. Orientation to every crew member must also be made so that they do not endanger the dogs and themselves.

Upcoming: Billboard Music Awards

After the Grammys, musicians will be vying next for a place at the Billboard Music Awards. The event will be held on May 18. Top nominees for the occasion are Lorde and Imagine Dragons, each have been given twelve nominations across various categories. Lorde recently dominated radio charts with her multi-platinum and Grammy award winning hit ‘Royals’. Imagine Dragons on the other hand, has dominated the charts with its 2012 year-ender hit ‘Radioactive’, also a multi-platinum and Grammy award winning hit.

Next in line with five nominations each (individual song category) are Pharell, Lorde, T.I. and Robin Thicke. Again, Imagine Dragons have four nominations for the category, together with Katy Perry. For the Hot 100 song category, Both Lorde and Imagine Dragons are up for nominations, including Blurred Lines (Thicke), Roar (Katy Perry), and Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus).

For the Top Artist Category, fellow nominees are: Justin Timberlake (The 20/20 Experience), Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Drake, Eminem, Beyonce, as well as Luke Bryan. Bryan’s fans will be very happy to know that he leads in all country acts, having seven nominations.

Indeed, with so many nominations in, Imagine Dragon fans are excited to see how many awards their music idols will bag for this event. Fans have been trooping to concert tours in support of the group. Those who haven’t had a chance to see them live may check www.musotickets.com/imagine-dragons-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for more info.

An award will be given for ‘Top Christian Song’ and nominations for this category are: Mandisa for “Overcomer”, Building 429 for “We Won’t Be Shaken”, Chris Tomlin for “Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)”, Sidewalk Prophets for “Help Me Find It”  and Matthew West for “Hello, My Name Is”.

Zedd (Clarity), Lady Gaga (Applause), Icona Pop (I Love It ) Daft Punk (Get Lucky), and Avicii (Wake Me Up!) are nominees for ‘Top Dance/Electronic Song.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will happen at Las Vegas, MGM Grand Arena. The show will be aired on ABC. The event will award artists in forty categories. Awards are given based on the following criteria: social media, streaming, radio play, sales, and a number of other factors.

Bruno Mars in MANILA!

bmTwo-time Grammy award winner Bruno Mars is on tour around parts of Asia this March and April. Places he’s visited included Thailand and Philippines. Schedule also included a visit to Singapore, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, among others.

Bruno Mars is half-Filipino and no one need to guess how close to his heart the Philippines would be. Filipino fans rightfully expected him to deliver an emotionally packed concert on March 22 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. There’s nothing more inspiring and energizing than performing in front of a sold-out venue, with an audience that truly roots for you and encourages you. Bruno Mars is dearly loved in the Philippines, the country is known to be very supportive of its Filipino representatives that go out in the world and make a name for themselves out of hard work.

Upon his arrival, he was accommodated at Solaire Resort and Casino, an establishment near the concert venue. A press conference was held within the day at the Eclipse Lounge. Bruno Mars accommodated the inquiries of his eager audience. Bruno also took the chance to show his love of the Philippines by making a donation of one hundred thousand USD for the benefit of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) victims in the Philippines. He dedicated the amount for medical assistance to children affected by the typhoon and to use the other sums for feeding, scholarships, and counseling for the children. Disaster preparedness sessions for children will also be arranged. The local charity accepting the donation has been supported by Bruno Mars from 2011.

The Philippine trip is part of Bruno Mar’s Moonshine Jungle Tour. Mars who first visited the children under the care of his supported foundation in April 8, 2011 was set to perform at the Mall of Asia Arena, March 22. He treated his fans to some of his greatest hits and also to tracks of his latest album, the Unorthodox Jukebox.

Bruno Mars is known to be a well-rounded performer and artist. He not only sings hit songs, he also writes and co-writes them.  Catch Bruno Mars on the following tour dates:  www.musotickets.com/bruno-mars-concert-tickets-tour-dates/.

Blake Shelton at the ACM Awards Night

blake-shelton-cc-mia-0912spApril 6 will be a full day for Blake Shelton, the Academy of Country Music holds the awards night at 7 P.M. and Blake will be co-hosting the event with Luke Bryan. The event will be held at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Blake is quite busy promoting the upcoming 49th ACM awards, guesting on TV and other shows, but he’s also fulfilling performance commitments. Fans who wish to see him perform may see www.musotickets.com/blake-shelton-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for more info.

Blake Shelton is also scheduled to perform a duet with popular Columbian music artist, Shakira. ‘Medicine’ is part of her current album (self-titled), made available on shelves since March 25. This country-pop song is a collaboration between Shakira and Nashville song writers, which Blake was most happy to have a part in performing and recording.

Shakira actually initiated the team-up, she mentions about doing something fresh, something new, and doing them with some new people. In an interview with Billboard, Shakira talks of feeling a bit ‘tired of L.A.’ and that she wanted a ‘new point of view’. She was looking for new people to work with that she could feel comfortable being with.  She ended up working with producer Mark Bright and writer Hillary Lindsey. With the song ‘Medicine’, Shakira aimed for a theme which was country style, yet, suited to her Columbian way of interpreting songs. Blake says Shakira really hit the mark in all aspects, the outcome was just as she had conceptualized.

Shakira and Blake also co-work together, they’re both judges on the hit reality TV show, ‘The Voice’ which is currently running its 6th season. If the atmosphere in the recording room was all ‘cooperative’, it’s quite opposite with ‘The Voice’, all judges are in fierce competition with one another as they each fight for the most talented contestants on the show.

Catch Shakira and Blake’s live rendition of the song on ACM Awards night. Blake’s wife, Miranda Lambert will also be performing. Luke Bryan, Shelton’s co-host will also be performing. Other artists on the list are Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum (together with Stevie Nicks), and many others.