Katy Perry Hitting the Right Notes at Grammy Awards Night 2014

katy-perryAlthough there is totally nothing new about Katy Perry’s pitch perfectness as she had proven it on her many concerts and different live shows. Definitely all (except on her UK X-Factor performance from where she may have a rather justifiable excuse) on those performances had made us think “Wow, she’s a good singer.”  And not only through her melodic voice that this singer/cat lady caught our attention, we are also enthralled her quirky costumes. Now that’s a definite “all the time!”

Katy Perry loves music so much that she had to wear it on, literally. And it’s safe to say that she did hit the right notes at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for wearing the right outfit, at the right place, and at the right time.

Seriously, though, the “Roar” singer walked on the red carpet wearing a gauzy white gown by the famous Italian Valentino Haute Couture that really reminded us of a wedding dress. Katy Perry gave off a very distinctive vibe with her 2014 Grammy Awards look. We wonder if she is trying to call the attention of her boyfriend, John Mayer. Someone needs to alert him, quick!

The white, see-through sleeveless gown was fitted at the bodice and then it flared out starting from the waist and down, revealing the random musical notes that are printed on the skirt of the ensemble. She finished off her look by putting up the Valentino couture gown with a tight, high-bun. She looks very astonishing!  Wearing her hair back was an excellent choice, as it kept the people’s focus on the details of the dress. That look is not something we would expect to see on just anyone, but on Katy Perry it totally works. Truth be told, we love how she never fails to have a defining moment on the red carpet! Always interesting, and always fun!

“I want to present myself as a human being, with lots of different aspects that aren’t necessarily perfect… I think it’s totally fine to accept everything you have if you can.” she said “It is good to try and have a certain grace with everything, but a sense of humor is most important. I try not to take myself too seriously.” – Katy Perry (Cosmopolitan)

Famous Movie Props for Sale

gunAside from being the famous plethora of the most expensive films ever made, Hollywood also has been a great source producer of various expensive props for opportunistic auctioneers and rich collectors of movie memorabilia. These prized items mostly comprised of the props that were shown in the films. Items like weapons, statues, clothes, luxury vehicles or anything that might have made a significant impact on the audience and played a vital role in the success of the given film. For many years, diehard fans of movies have been spending enormous amounts of money to get their hands on some of the objects that have made a unique place in the history of movies.

Auction houses in different parts of the world, including a lot on the Internet have been providing these enthusiasts with some means of locating and purchasing various items from famous movie props furniture shops, and some antique stores. Props such as the legendary flying car called GEN 11 of the “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” movie was sold off at an auction for a whopping $805,000, Luke Skywalker’s light saber that made its famous appearance in the Star Wars epic saga and was sold for a staggering $240,000, the black dress Audrey Hepburn wore in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”  was sold for a massive $923,187, the DeLOrean DMC 12 sports car was made famous with the “Back to the Future Trilogy” and got upraised from $30,000 to $541,000.  And who would have thought someone would compete at an auction to buy a torn dress? Well, if it is Kate Moss’ vintage dress in 2007 at the V&A, which she tore and wore short after it was stepped on and ripped by Courtney Love. The messed up dress was still sold for over $1,300 at an auction.

Considering the relevance of movie props in the lives of celebrity avid fans and the luxury spending trend of rich collectors is now bringing millions of dollars with the props’ sales. These average looking props have not only attained more fan followers but with their vintage heritage, they have also collected a lot of monetary value over time.

The Latest on Entertainment: Florida Georgia Line

Over three million fans and social network contacts were pleasantly surprised and excited about the biggest news to hit on a Monday night this 24th of June. FGL stated via Twitter and Facebook posting that a new single will be released soon, and that would be from their upcoming newest album!

‘Dirt’ is the title of this new song, coming to you on July 8 at 6 o’clock in the morning (EST) and Florida Georgia Line seems to be equally excited about it. Expectations are quite high, for this comes as successor to their first studio release which was a huge success; ‘Cruise’ took the number one spot and exposed country to various collaborations with artists of different genre. ‘Cruise’ (Remix) was recorded with rapper Nelly and took the number four spot on the multi-genre top charts.

In a recent interview with US Weekly, the duo confessed to growing up playing sports; they particularly played baseball up to college. They look back and still give value to their team and coach who were great influences in their lives growing up. The two also announced that a performance will be given at the first ever Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, to be held next month.

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley see the opportunity as a great privilege to be one in celebrating favorite players of this generation’s youngsters. The inaugural show will be held on July 17 (Thursday), 8 P.M. (EST). It will be hosted by Michael Strahan, a former pro-football athlete, and a co-host for ‘Live!’. Other guests (and co-nominees for the award categories) for the live show would be: SuperBowl champion Marshawn Lynch, Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, NBA superstar Kevin Durant, and many others.

The duo also recently announced an upcoming fashion line. Twitter folks would know that this inspiration came from one of FGL’s commonly used hashtags- ‘#cantaffordnotto’. A website will soon be up and running as well.

In the mean time, Tyler and Brian will both stay busy with their current tour (This How We Roll) as well as that of Jason Aldean’s (Burn It Down). Get hold of florida georgia line tickets throughthis site.

The Latest in Entertainment

In the News: Justin Moore

Justin recently made an announcement of his plans to cut back in touring as he prepares for baby number three. Yes, Justin’s wife, Kate, is pregnant and delivery is expected sometime this summer. Justin said that ultrasound shows that the baby is healthy but Kate’s pregnancy is quite difficult this third time around and he plans to put in more time to caring for the kids. He has a four -year-old (Ella) and a 2-year-old (Kennedy).

Justin was recently awarded by ACM with 2014 New Artist of the Year but in stead of that recognition adding more to his busyness, touring this year is expected to be cut down to around a hundred; that means at least 50 less than that of last year. That’s just fine with Moore, who is all about family.

A scheduled performance at the free country music festival on June 12 at the Coca Cola Stage is a go this Thursday at 9:30 P.M. The gates open by 1 P.M. and the event goes from 3-10 P.M. Justin will be joined by Jamie Lynn Spears, Collin Raye, and others.

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In the News: Daniel Tosh

Daniel Tosh was recently at The Mirage for two performances this last two nights of May. Schedules for the second half of the year are available online. Check here for daniel tosh tickets.

Also in the news, Comedy Central announced that a 2-disc set of COLLAS AND EXPOSED ARMS is coming out this June. The collection features 21 episodes of pure comedic fun. See scenes, viral clips, fun sketches, and “Web Redemptions” from the internet world as commented on by comic Daniel Tosh. Daniel Tosh is known for his sharp humor and relevant and controversial comments. He hosts Tosh.O on Comedy Central.

“Web Redemptions” allow subjects a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment caused by a clip of them that went viral in the past. See funny weirdos and accident-prone idiots lay themselves out on the net. The 2 disc set includes extended interviews and never before seen Tiptoes spoilers, all uncut!

MH370: Still an Unsolved Mystery

malaysiaairlines-flight-mh370On March 8 of this year, breaking news about MH370 was heard all over the world. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur but in less than an hour of flight, it lost contact with air traffic control. The flight was carrying twelve crew members and two hundred twenty-seven passengers. To this date, no signs of the plane or of its crash site have yet been found.

With passengers coming from different countries, search rescue teams were being organized on a multi-national level; it is reported to be the most wide and most expensive search to be conducted in history, covering the areas of Thailand Gulf, South China Sea, Strait of Malacca, and Andaman Sea.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority joined the search, focusing on the Indian Ocean. Initial search efforts were fruitful as a robotic submarine began picking up signals coming from beacons attached to the “black box” flight recorders of the aircraft; but when all beacon batteries were finally exhausted, signals were lost. The Australian search team was halted this May 28th, with no sighting found.

What puzzles authorities is that no clear reason can be established as to the purpose or cause of the disappearance. The last to make contact with the aircraft was Vietnam Air Traffic Control, but the captain only heard ‘mumbling’ and static. No distress signal was sent out; there was no notice of technical problems, and there were no weather problems at the time the aircraft vanished. MH370 holds the reputation for being one of the safest aircrafts ever built.

Modifications to aircraft tracking are now being suggested but president of Emirates, Tim Clark says no changes ought to be made until more conclusive facts about the case have been discovered. He said that if indeed MH370 veered off course, said plane would have been intercepted by Malaysian military fighter jets. If it invaded another country’s airspace, a similar reaction would be solicited from that country as well. Mr. Clark wonders why there was no immediate action from the Malaysian military at the time the plane deviated.

Chief Executive of International Air Transport Association, Mr. Tony Tyler stated that this disappearance is a first in the history of modern aviation; i.e., for an aircraft to vanish without trace and for such an extended period of time. In the annual meeting held in Doha, Qatar, joint efforts on formulating better means of global tracking came up in the discussion. An initial draft of recommendations derived will be given to the International Civil Aviation Organisation by September. “It must not happen again,” Tyler emphasized.

Along with Australia, Malaysia itself has stopped all search operations. Some private companies are still hopeful, GeoResonance for one is still exerting rescue efforts.

There is a growing rumor that the US may be responsible for the missing plane. John Chuckman, senior economist, speculates that its military forces may be responsible for the incident, shooting down the unidentified plane which was invading its horizons; this being done either intentionally or accidentally. Mr. Chuckman might have been pointing to a 1988 incident when he stated that if ever, ‘”this wouldn’t have been the first time’”.

In 1988, Commercial Flight 655 of Iran Air was shot down by the United States Navy. Two hundred ninety passengers were instantly killed. During that time, US Navy ships were situated in the Persian Gulf in order to defend and escort US registered Kuwaiti oil tankers. Marine activities of Iran in the surrounding area were also being limited and the United States was imposing embargo against the country. When flight 655 flew in the same area and failed to make contact, USS Vincennes, a missile cruiser that was at war with Iranian ships at the same time, proceeded to shoot down the airplane, mistakenly perceiving it to be an attacking military fighter.

The ‘US military shootdown’ angle is also supported by Nigel Cawthorne who authored a book discussing this same theory. He cites a man who witnessed a burning passenger plane in the skies; the man was working on an oil rig in the area at the time. Bearing in mind that US and Thai join military operations were happening at that same time might all the more strengthen the proposed theory.

Last May 31, spouses Katherine and Marc lodged a report with the Australian organization Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), an organization that coordinates search efforts for MH370. The report made states citing of the burning plane at a declared location. The report if verified might prove valuable. The spouses included a full track voyage data which supposedly confirms that they were within sight of the crashing plane.

The husband and wife were already at sea for over a year and at the time of the disappearance of MH370, their yacht was on its way to Phuket. Katherine Tee stated that she saw a plane on fire crossing the sky at night and heavy black smoke trailed behind it. In an interview with the Phuket Gazette, she further adds that she witnessed two other planes as well. She dismissed the sighting but was alarmed when upon arrival in Phuket on March 10, news of the MH370 disappearance reached them.

Already nearing three months of searching, doubts on the possibility of ever recovering the missing plane may be dimming by the minute. Search locations are being widened and experts say that with that kind of move, finding the missing aircraft will be less likely. Millions and millions of dollars have been put into the search, with more budget being channeled into it. Australia has an additional $38.8 million pooled into the budget while the US will be putting in $4 million dollars more in addition to the $3.3 million it had already spent for the search.

The concerned families are in a constant state of grief, seeking a much-needed closure that keeps on evading them. The whole world eagerly awaits the final outcome. Will the final resting place of MH370 ever be found and will the reason for its tragedy ever be revealed?