Tuesday, August 30, 2016

As If, Dolly Parton Is #1!

Left to right: Danny Nozell, CEO, CTK Management; Dolly Parton; and, Kirt Webster, President/CEO, Webster Public Relations

Because she can, can, can...

World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton has a worldwide #1 album to celebrate this week. The superstar’s new release Pure & Simple debuts at #1 not only in the U.S., but, also on the national country charts in Canada, U.K. and Australia.

Dolly’s 43rd studio recording and the first release of her recently-announced joint venture between Dolly Records and Sony Music Nashville, achieves #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with first-week sales of 20,000 units! This marks the first time Dolly has topped Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart in the 25-year history of SoundScan.

The new album which released August 19th on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville lands the #11 slot on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with a first-week total consumption of 21,000. On Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart, the disc debuts at #1. In the UK, Pure & Simple enters the all-genre album sales chart at #2, behind Frank Ocean’s Blonde.

Upon hearing the news, Dolly Parton, who co-produced and wrote every song on Pure & Simple, enthused, "Boy, it's a good day for me. I am a happy girl!" She continued, "It feels great to be #1 as it's been a long time and it feels so good to still be in the game after all this time."

Remarked Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, “Congratulations, Dolly, for your stunning debut with Pure & Simple.You put your heart and soul in this album, and we join you in celebrating a long-overdue #1 on the country album chart.”

“I thought it was a magical time back in 1981, when I first started working with Dolly as we set up her Best Little Whorehouse album on RCA, right after her huge hit, ‘9 To 5,’” reflected Randy Goodman, Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Nashville. “I spent a week with her on the RCA jet visiting radio and retail all over the country.” Goodman continued, “But, to be reunited with Dolly and have a #1 debut is wonderful. Thank you, Doug Morris for bringing Dolly back to RCA.”

CTK Management CEO Danny Nozell said, "There is nobody more deserving of this tremendous success. Having worked with Dolly for the past 13 years, I have never met any person that works harder than her.” Nozell added, “She is a businesswoman that understands her brand and knows exactly what to do and when to do it, and once again, she proves it with a #1 album."

Last week, Dolly Parton made appearances on NBC’s Today and Tonight Show, among other TV shows.

Fans can link to purchase Pure & Simple and the various versions available by exclusive partners below:

Cracker Barrel: smarturl.it/dollycbps
Walmart: smarturl.it/walmartdolly
Amazon Music: smarturl.it/amzmusicdolly
Amazon Physical: smarturl.it/amazondolly
Apple Music: smarturl.it/dollypartonps
Google: smarturl.it/gpdolly
Spotify: smarturl.it/spotifydolly  

Monday, August 29, 2016

Spears Slays

It's Britney Bitch!
Britney Spears
While scanning MTV Video Music Awards coverage, which seems like an oxymoron at this point, online as I didn't watch them last night since I was otherwise engaged. I came a cross this amazing looking woman in the most perfect dress that werked for her image and her figure...One Ms. Britney Spears! That's right, It's Britney Bitch!

Now let me make it crystal that I am not a Britney fan, nor have I ever been. That being stated I have nothing against her either. For a woman who has gone through the ringer, who could forget Britney The Dark Ages, and back, I have to give her and her family credit for reclaiming her life and then some.

Mental illness and depression are a tough go, some people are lucky like Ms. Spears and manage to overcome them and or get it under control. Others are not as fortunate. 

Cheers to you Britney you looking happy and healthy may you to continue to live long and prosper

PS Asymmetrical dresses do your body good!

Britney at:

Sunday, August 28, 2016

"Bitch Better Have My Money!"

Erin & Sara Foster
Oh those Foster Sisters, clowning around as usual...this time with money $$$! Hey, you two that is no laughing matter!

At a recent photo shoot the stars of the VH1 reality show/sitcom hybrid Barely Famous, toyed around with stacks of cash like it belongs on a Monopoly board. This time the no holds barred duo have finally done it, they have crossed the line, no one treats money like a trivial object.

What? You say they have crossed plenty of other lines that are much funnier? Well, "yes" they have, and I love them for it!

In case you haven't seen them in action I have provided a link below to catch up with Barely Famous, in the meantime, make it rain baby, make it rain!

Barely Famous at:

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Heartthrob John Stamos

Tell It To My Heart
John Stamos
Proving he is still a heartthrob at 53, John Stamos plays a hot doc in season two of Scream Queens, which in case you haven't guessed is set in a, duh, hospital.

Question? Would you let this guy steal your heart? You answered too late, as you can see he already has! 

Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele and the rest of Chanels return along with new comer Taylor Lautner.

Season One of the show started out promising then became a flat out disappointment overall. That being stated being a horror fan of course I will be tuning in to season two, here's hoping they right the previous seasons wrongs.

Can't wait for the premiere? Don't have a heart attack, Scream Queens season two shrieks it's way onto your TV Tuesday September 20th on Fox.

Scream Queens on the web at:

Friday, August 26, 2016

Guns N' Roses "Leave Your Ugly Friends At Home"

No Plus Ones
Guns N' Roses
"She's got a smile it seems to me, Reminds me of childhood memories" - Sweet Child Of Mine, Guns N' Roses 

One of my favorite rock groups evah, Guns N Roses have reunited and hit the road. They recently played Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Well since LA is the city of illusion the aging Casanova's team shot off an E-mail to Photogenics a modeling agency based in the City of Angels extending an invite to every female model on their roster. 

The first fifty got free seats in the first couple of rows, backstage passes and a coveted spot on the guest list to the after party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Rule of accepting this invite no plus ones, only models. Marketing at it's finest.

In the immortal words of AC/DC: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap!

G-N-R online at:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

TBT: Truth Or Dare

Truth Or Dare Turns 25!
Released in 1991 Madonna's Truth or Dare caused quite the ruckus. It was made up of concert footage and captured what went on behind the scenes during her Blonde Ambition Tour. 

The ruckus part? The behind the scenes footage of course! It featured all sorts of taboo content that was not really in the forefront of mainstream media consciousness at the time. Such as boy on boy action, frank discussions about sex and disclosures about ones love life...OK, it addressed sex in an open and provocative manner, which managed to cause a media frenzy surrounding it.

I loved it, and found it not only a brilliant piece of filmmaking, but also marketing. There had been nothing like it at the time and it was a liberating experience for this Madonna fan when he saw it at the theater two times before it hit video.

Cut to 25 years later. It had an anniversary screening for 400 fans at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, where Madonna made a surprise appearance much to her fan's delight!

Also on hand was the films director, Alek Keshishian

Does it hold up today you ask? I have seen the film not too long ago, while it is still entertaining the shock value it once had has faded and become the norm for our chaotic society. It is a film of place and time and it is an important piece of pop culture whose influence vividly has it's fingerprints all over what's going on in entertainment today. 

Throwback Thursday indeed.

Truth Or Dare on IMDB:

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Knock, Knock, Knockin' On Satan's Door

Love That Satan!

"An electrifying descent into '80s-era cultural terror."
- Mike McPadden, author of Heavy Metal Movies

In the 1980s, it seemed impossible to escape Satan's supposed influence. Everywhere you turned, there were warnings about a widespread evil conspiracy to indoctrinate the vulnerable through the media they consumed. This percolating cultural hysteria, now known as the "Satanic Panic," not only sought to convince us of devils lurking behind the dials of our TVs and radios and the hellfire that awaited on book and video store shelves, it also created its own fascinating cultural legacy of Satan-battling VHS tapes, audio cassettes and literature. 

Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s offers an in-depth exploration of how a controversial culture war played out during the decade, from the publication of the memoir Michelle Remembers in 1980 to the end of the McMartin "Satanic Ritual Abuse" Trial in 1990.

Satanic Panic features new essays and interviews by 20 writers who address the ways the widespread fear of a Satanic conspiracy was both illuminated and propagated through almost every pop culture pathway in the 1980s, from heavy metal music to Dungeons & Dragons role playing games, Christian comics, direct-to-VHS scare films, pulp paperbacks, Saturday morning cartoons, TV talk shows and even home computers. The book also features case studies on Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth and Long Island "acid king" killer Ricky Kasso. From con artists to pranksters and moralists to martyrs, the book captures the untold story of how the Satanic Panic was fought on the pop culture frontlines and the serious consequences it had for many involved.

"An often hilarious, sometimes terrifying view into the damage that can be caused when belief outweighs reason." - Daniel XIII, Famous Monsters of Filmland