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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hot, Fresh Diva Dish 4/12/14

From the Billboard Dance/Club chart dated for April 19, noteworthy divas include Cyndi Lauper high and mighty at #2 with "Time After Time." In 1984, the song was a #1 Top 100 hit at Billboard. Congratulations on a rare feat well done.

A new cover version of the popular house hit, "Shiny Disco Balls," performed by Scotty B featuring the vocals of Sue Cho, perches on third place while mixes of Mariah Carey's "You're Mine (Eternal)" raise that song up to a diva-driven and dancey #6. Kylie Minogue's "Into the Blue," which peaked in first place, now rests comfy at #7 on its gradual descent.

There was a lot of of focus on our divas of t.v. this week, what with Barbara Walters announcing retirement from The View and Star Trek's Kate Mulgrew proclaiming the positively debunked Aristotelian theory that the sun revolves around the Earth.

As for Ms Walters, E! Online reported: Her last day co-hosting The View will be May 16, ABC announced Monday. To celebrate Walters' long list of achievements, the network will air a two-hour special highlighting her life and career that night.

Walters, who co-created created the morning talk show with Bill Geddie in August 1997, will continue to executive produce The View. The 84-year-old will continue to contribute to ABC News on occasion.

Kate Mulgrew is apparently in a stew! It was reported that none other than Star Trek's Cpt. Janeway was narrating a wack-a-doodle science-denier movie giving support to a "theory" (really now more of a fantasy) that it's the sun the revolves around the Earth, which is the center of the universe. No doubt, it's also flat. The flick, The Principle, is backed by anti-Semitic, far-right wingnut, Robert Sungenis. Holy Galileo!

"I was a voice for hire and an uninformed one," Mulgrew told the press. 

The Star Trek diva, who should know something about the universe, wrote on Facebook:
"I understand there has been some controversy about my participation in a documentary called THE PRINCIPLE. Let me assure everyone that I completely agree with the eminent physicist Lawrence Krauss, who was himself misrepresented in the film, and who has written a succinct rebuttal in SLATE. I am not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism. More importantly, I do not subscribe to anything Robert Sungenis has written regarding science and history and, had I known of his involvement, would most certainly have avoided this documentary."

Will there be a lawsuit revolving around this film, mayhaps?

Bimbo Jones' I Found Out, featuring the fabulous vocals of Beverley Knight, is a funky nouveau-disco track with various mixes available and dj-only promo tracks rumored to be coming from Sobel Nation, keeping this popular on the dancefloors throughout the spring and maybe even through Pride.

Until next week's diva dish, I wish all you divas out there a happy and healthy progress around the sun. Below, the original Bimbo Jones mix of I Found Out:

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