First and foremost, have you heard that Kate Bush is running up that hill once more, after 35 years? It has been that long since Bush ~ who is now an almost Garbo-like recluse ~ has performed live! But in August and September this year, she will be performing in London at Eventim, Apollo Hammersmith for a 15-date gig. No plans to take it across the pond and I don't think that will happen. Might be a good excuse to revisit my second-favorite city on the planet over a long weekend! Of course, I expect she'll do "Babooshka" (my fave) and "Wuthering Heights."
Kate Bush's last album was 2011's 50 Words for Snow. The 55-year-old diva's 2014 concert tour is dubbed "Behind the Dawn." Tickets go on sale March 28.
Here in the USA, it seems there's a warrant issued to Ms Anita Baker. And it's all about her chiseling the people who decorated her home. Tacky, but that's how a true diva behaves. Sense of entitlement. Tantrums, legal disputes and la publicite, of course!
"WHATTT??!!... sittin' in the kitchen watching this on TV. BIG time crazy. Atty on his way to TV Station. Devil sho is busy," Ms Baker Tweeted yesterday. Huffington Post reports: "Baker, 56, is accused of stiffing a painting and decorating company of more than $15,000 for work done in her home in Grosse Pointe, Mich., just outside of Detroit." Anita, baby, you may be a diva but $15k is a lot of money and you do NOT want to piss off the queens that redid your place. Not to the tune of that dollar amount, honey. Scandalous!
I also learned about Jennifer Lopez' hot new video at Huff Post! They reported:
Jennifer Lopez is on a crusade to "objectify men" in her new music video, but not without a nod to the infamous Versace dress that she wore to the 2000 Grammys. After a pitch meeting, in which she's given the idea of shooting the "I Luh Ya PaPi" clip at a water park or zoo, Lopez and her two pals decide they want to turn the tables on male singers who are featured "up in a mansion with all these half-naked girls, or maybe even in a yacht."
Cue a mansion and a yacht with lots of half-naked men and general J.Lo sass. French Montana makes an appearance toward the end, reminding us amid all the lavishness that, "Even though we made it to the top / Still J.Lo from the block."
Actually, the video seems to be tailor-made for her gay as well as her straight female fan bases. Hate the song, love the hotties.
Idina Menzel keeps getting good buzz ahead of her official opening in the Broadway musical, If/Then. http://djbuddybeaverhausen.blogspot.com/2014/03/broadway-beaverhausen-ifthen-notgood.html Broadway World reported that she is the very first Tony Award winner to have a Billboard Top Ten hit with the beautiful "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen. (The song won an Oscar.) Djs note that Joel Dickinson's dance remix is available from Sobel Promotions. Clubgoers note: there is also, even more recently, a Paperchaser$ dance remix of the song as we start to thaw out. Joel's mix is better, in my humble opinion.
"WooHoo Dominate My Love moved to #32 (from #39) on the Billboard Dance Charts!" Amber Dirks told us. "Thank you to all the Club DJs that are supporting it!" The Bouvier & Barona anthem is poised to dominate clubland fronted by Amber's divalicious vocals!
And on Italian tv's The Voice of Italy, a singing nun (Sister Cristina Scuccia, age 25) covering Alicia Keys' "No One" was the big, surprise winner. What a sister act, people! (See for yourself below.) The audience was enthralled! The judges were blown away! A rapper shed tears! Sister Cristina's family and nun friends jumped with joy! Even I was touched! Holy divahood! I wonder if the Pope was watching. We Luh Ya, PaPi!
Until next week, then, this is the latest diva dish! Eat it all up. And amen, sisters!