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Juliette Jules – “Black Crow”

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Drawing inspiration from such an eclectic mix of artists like Leonard Cohen and The Sex Pistols (!), one would not expect a 16-year-old to have such an expansive musical selection, but that is exactly what singer-songwriter Juliette Jules is bringing to the table. Drawing on her own experiences, Jules connects on a level that is well beyond her years, shining through on her EP Black Crow.

This Parisian is a breath of fresh musical air in a crowded field that normally means that someone her age must steer towards the pop genre in order to gain any substantial attention. With a voice belying here sixteen years, she has managed to soak up enough emotion and inspiration in such a short amount of time to leave listeners with music that is poignant, featuring strong vocals over great acoustic tracks.

Standout tracks on the Jules EP include the dramatic Johnny Was, a song that showcases Jules’ haunting soprano and dark lyrics. The title track is arguably the strongest song here, as she shines vocally over a piano and acoustic guitar. And while most girls her age in music are strutting around half-dressed, Jules is extolling the virtues of Him in the song Hallelujah.


Juliette Jules is set to re-capture music lovers that yearn for true music again. With her heart intricately wrapped aroudn each note of her new EP, listeners will definitely hear the impressions that singers like Stevie Nicks and Linda Ronstadt have made on her.

Websites:


Official: www.JulietteJules.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliettejulesmusic

Leo Drioli – “Give It Your Love”

There are a slew of artists over the years that have turned to spirituality, connecting with listeners and taking them on an aural journey. Leo Drioli, who hails from Australia, is now delivering a positive message through his latest single “Give It Your Love”.

The track is a history lesson, taking listeners on a musical journey that transcends cookie-cutter pop, filled with lyrics that captures the truth, insight and wisdom of a man that has been on a trek that has changed the course of his existence and he channels that loud and clear through this track. “Give It Your Love” is the lead single from his forthcoming album, Let Your Spirit Sing, which is filled with pop songs intended to educate as well as resonate with listeners. The album is filled with his lyrics that were inspired by his own journal entries and observations.

Leo Drioli has been a pivotal force in the conscious movement for nearly three decades. As the founder of one of Australia’s first new age magazines, Golden Age, he quickly made a name for himself, cementing his reputation and status with the release of his first book Every Moment’s a Miracle, which went on to become a best-seller. As his spiritual journey has unfolded, so has his influence and reach with believers and fans. These songs from the heart are featured in Let Your Spirit Sing and will be released later this year. This lead-off single is an invitation to the musical and lyrical enlightenment to come. Later this year, Drioli will perform at the Dalai Lama conference before the Dalai Lama himself gives his Beyond Religion presentation.

What the world needs is a little love….leodrioli

Artist Website: http://www.LeoDrioli.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leo.drioli

·Twitter: https://twitter.com/leodrioli

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/LeoDrioli

Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cpwwlG7Fe28

London Grammar: ‘Metal and Dust’

Addictive.

Enticing.

Intoxicating.

Ethereal.
And we could go on and on and on…

These are just some of the adjectives that have become synonymous with one of the next big bands that you probably have not heard of…

Until now.

If you have heard of London Grammarlondon grammar, you’re probably familiar with their debut single, “Hey Now”, which was sparse and soulful and left a lot of people wanting more. But now they’re making waves again for their latest sonic offering which is guaranteed to expand their fan base and with good reason.

They are the real deal.

Lead singer/chanteuse Hannah Reid (backed by Dot Major and Dan Rothman), who sounds like the lovechild of Fiona Apple and Florence + The Machine… if they procreated during a tsunami. Indeed, her voice is a force to be reckoned with and with this latest release, “Metal & Dust”, listeners are going to be entranced to listen, then hit the repeat button.

Again and again.

Take a listen below and tell us we’re lying.

We dare you!

 

https://soundcloud.com/#londongrammar/metalanddust

VIP EXCLUSIVE: Fantasia Performs at Jazz in the Gardens

Jazz in the Gardens, held in Miami Gardens, Florida every year, has yet again ramped up the star power for their line-up. Mary Mary, Najee, Monica, Ne-Yo and many more made appearances this year. Also a part of the music? None other than American Idol winner Fantasia made her debut on their stage and she more than lived up to the hype.

Fantasia turned it all the way up during her performance. She lived up to and delivered as an American Idol should. She looked fabulous she sounded legendary. Her recent flap with Jet magazine was still fresh on the minds of many, who were interested to see what she looked like sans Photoshop. During the press conference she spoke her upcoming project entitled Rock Soul.

CelebrityVIPLounge has exxclusive photos from the event and more coming in the next few days.

Stay tuned.

Additional reporting: A. Neff King55040

New Edition: The Bad Boys of Soul Coming to Jazz in the Gardens

Celebrity VIP Lounge is giving you the inside scoop on coverage of the 8th annual Jazz in the Gardens. With a lineup that is even bigger and better than the year before it, fans will have an even broader range of rhythm & blues and jazz over the two day festival. Who else will be in performing at this year’s Jazz in the Gardens? None other than legendary R&B group New Edition.

Considered one of the first cross-over male R&B groups of the early 80s and 90s, the group has been around in various degrees for decades, as solo artists and as producers. If you’re a child of the 80s, you remember some of their hits probably like the back of your hand: ‘Candy Girl’, ‘Cool It Now’, and ‘Mr. Telephone Man’. Since 2011, all six members (including Bobby Brown) have toured as a group and this will be one of the first stops to celebrate 30 years as a musical act. CelebrityVIPLounge will be bringing you exclusive press coverage and photos of this weekend so stay right here to get all your information!

Jazz in the Gardens runs for two days, March 16th and 17th.

additional reporting: A. Neff Kingnewedition

VIP EXCLUSIVE: American Idol’s Pia Toscano Interview

VIP Exclusive: American Idol’s Pia Toscano interview

You guys all know how much I complained, bitched and moaned about Pia Toscano’s too-early Idol exit. It was a tantrum that lasted for weeks. But hey, I wasn’t the only one.

The amazingly gorgeous and humble American Idol alum Pia Toscano may have gotten a swift kick in the pants a tad too soon from American Idol season 10, but she didn’t seem phased. Sure there was disappointment. Gawd, I was crying and whining for days. Sure, there was sadness. I almost quit watching the rest of the season. I placed my bets on Pia in the beginning. But, it wasn’t that long after Pia made her unexpected exit from the Idol stage that the opportunities started rolling in. Surprisingly that big fat record deal with Interscope Records didn’t happen until much later.

I recently chatted it up with one of my favorite American Idol contestants ever and we discussed her American Idol exit, her new single “This Time” and her new album (how’s it gonna sound?). Oh. Yeah. I also asked her about Mark Ballas. Yep, I got the dirt.

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VIP EXCLUSIVE: Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala 2011 Photos


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Celebrity VIP Lounge was invited to attend the Starkey Hearing Foundation red carpet event and let me tell you, I feel honored to have done so. Considering I was the only blogger to cover the red carpet, being placed between People magazine and WENN photos, I felt small but blessed to have been able to be a part of something so big and so meaningful.

First off, let me share with you a few fun little tidbits about those involved with the foundation and the gala itself.

Did you know that Bill Clinton wears a hearing aid?

Did you know that Whoopi Goldberg is hard of hearing?

Did you know that Gary Busey is hard of hearing as a result of a motorcycle accident he endured back in 1988?

Nearly every celebrity that attended the Starkey Hearing event was there because they know someone who has been affected by hearing loss, they have personally been affected by hearing loss or they have been inspired by stories relating to the foundation and its charitable efforts. From television stars to movie stars, musicians, successful businesspersons and professional athletes, most present were thrilled to speak about the Foundation and how they became involved. (And let me tell you, the NFL players were more than happy to talk considering they WILL be working this year.)

On Sunday, July 24th, the Starkey Hearing Foundation, whose mission is to foster greater understanding among people through hearing, hosted its annual So The World May Hear gala at the St. Paul River Centre in St. Paul, MN. This is the 11th annual event and the gala raised the most money in the event’s history…a whopping $7.2 million!

The event honored President Bill Clinton, Doug Pitt, Randy Hogan and Marlee Matlin for their humanitarian efforts.

Check out photos and EXCLUSIVE quotes we received from various celebrities who attended the gala in support of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

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EXCLUSIVE: Cali Swag District Interview

You probably know them as the “Dougie Boys”, but trust me, they are more than just that. Cali Swag District, from Inglewood, California, has already made an impact on the music scene and they JUST released their debut album. The sad news is that they are one member short from when they first started. M-Bone, Cali Swag District’s Mante “M-Bone” Talbert, was shot to death on May 15th, 2011. And despite their tragic loss, the guys are moving forward and doing their damnedest to preserve M-Bone’s memory.

Danity Donnaly had the chance to chat with the guys from Cali Swag District about the loss of their friend, their response to M-Bone’s family and their debut album.

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EXCLUSIVE: Joe Jonas’ Williamsburg performance, NOT booed, pelted with balls

On Wednesday night, PAPER Magazine presented their annual Sounds Like PAPER concert in celebration of their summer music issue at the HOUSE OF VANS with special performances by Joe Jonas and Swizz Beatz! And, it was a HOT one for BOTH performers despite NY Daily magazine’s grim report.

The NY Daily News is reporting that Joe Jonas’ solo debut at Williamsburg was basically unpleasant and a big fat fail saying that

The middle Jonas brother got a rough reception in Brooklyn’s hipster capital on Wednesday night when audience members at the Paper magazine party pelted him with mini-basketballs and greeted his performance with a mixture of derision and stony silence.

Pelted with balls and a nasty reception? Not exactly.

Executive Editor of Paper Magazine, Alexis Swerdloff told Celebrity VIP Lounge exclusively that “As someone who was standing in the middle of the crowd during the entire performance, I can say that yes, there were a few balls thrown onto the stage — but they were promotional balls that were being thrown around all night — and that Joe was hardly met with stony silence! Rabid fans lined up around the block hours before the performance and were screaming throughout. We wish, however, that Joe had used his newly sculpted mega-arms (which this hipster definitely noticed) to throw a ball back into the audience.”

Industry VIPs, friends and fans alike enjoyed the private concert by the newly minted solo star and mega-producer turned leading man. Joe performed his racy new single Love Slayer for his adoring fans and Swizz played a set of his iconic hits as well as tracks from his new album.

In other words, the night was a success and Jonas still has his balls intact.

Joe Jonas and Mr. Mickey Chat at Sounds Like PAPER 2011 from PAPER Magazine on Vimeo.

Image via Wireimage.com

Exclusive: Deiondra Sanders talks sex tapes, rumored Chad Ochocinco relationship

Deiondra Sanders may be one of the many socialites out there in the world of celebridom, but you can bet your booty she won’t be showing off her booty or anything else for that matter in a sex tape like many of the other socialites we have grown to hate or love. As the daughter of the legendary footballer Deion “Prime Time” Sanders, Deiondra may have the connections and the money to do what she wants, but she appreciates where she came from and is going to do her damnedest to make a difference in someone else’s life.

But with celebrity star status comes invasion of privacy and media drama and Deiondra has had plenty of that in her young life. In an exclusive interview, Danity Donnaly had the chance to ask Deiondra about her life in the spotlight, those Chad Ochocino dating rumors, the bisexual rumor reports and more. Deiondra even has a proposition for Rob Kardashian, so Robby if you are reading this, you best listen up!

Check out the full exclusive interview with the gorgeous Deiondra Sanders below!

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CELEB SPOTTING EXCLUSIVE: Lindsay Lohan in Miami Beach for photo shoot

Freckles was spotted in Miami Beach this afternoon as she is set to shoot the cover of Plum Miami magazine’s July 2011 issue. Girlfriend loves her photo shoots so much I’m surprised she hasn’t switched her occupation permanently to modeling.

At any rate, the shoot is set to take place tomorrow and we’ll have some exclusives.

The “concept cover” was developed by Plum Network CEO, Jerry Powers, who will also be interviewing the starlet for the in-book exclusive. This is Lindsay’s first cover-shoot in the U.S. since she completed her latest rehabilitation treatments.

What we do know is that this issue of the mag will hit newsstands on June 15th, just TWO days before she turns herself in to authorities and begin serving her 120 day jail sentence (yes, at home).

For you Lilo obsessed peeps, stay tuned.

Image via Wireimage.com

The Fashionably Fabulous Five: Dr. Lips Talks Oscar Pouts

With the Oscars around the corner, you can bet the “It Girls” of Hollywood are scrambling to get their last minute nips and tucks before the red carpet showdown – and lip injections are no exception.

The world’s foremost authority on lip enhancement and beauty, Dr. Robert Gordon, a.k.a. “Dr. Lips,” weighs in on the highly-requested lip styles of some of the Oscar-nominated beauties, and spills how not to overdo it, a la Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong.

He’s the first to classify lips in to six categories according to shape. Dr. Lips delves into these lip styles and the common pitfalls of lip enhancement in his new book, “Cupid’s Bow: The Five Secrets to Sexy, Sultry Lips.”

Some celeb examples of his classification include:

AMY ADAMS: "Pearlique"

NICOLE KIDMAN: "Classic"

MICHELLE WILLIAMS: "Rubina"

NATALIE PORTMAN: "Angelic"

(See all 6 of Dr. Lip’s classic styles here.)

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EXCLUSIVE: OneRepublic Waking Up Album Review

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OneRepublic‘s Waking Up album is one that should indeed bring the band’s fans great joy and snag up a large number of new fans. While their debut album Dreaming Out Loud featured the hits Apologize and Stop and Stare, it may seem almost impossible for OneRepublic to mirror that success.

Not only have they stepped up their game a bit, they have maintained the crust of their sound we were introduced to via Dreaming Out Loud. Read Danity’s entire review of OneRepublic’s Waking Up after the jump.

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Exclusive: Kim Kardashian Interview

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KIM KARDASHIAN

Over the past few years, Kim Kardashian has risen from Paris Hilton’s ex-side kick to a powerful business woman. Not only has Kim had the opportunity to create a name for herself by starring in her family’s hit reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, but she has branched out on her own to develop various business projects that are taking off and is proving herself to be more than just a gorgeous woman with a great behind.

I had the pleasure of asking my booty sister, Kim Kardashian, a few questions about her brand spankin’ new business venture, her upcoming perfume line, who she thinks will win “Dancing With The Stars” and a few funtastic questions Danity Donnaly style. Peep out the full interview below! Enjoy!

DANITY: Kim, I know you are big into fashion with experience not only as a stylist, but also as a fashionista in your own right. So not only do you have your store DASH that you work on with your mother and your sisters, but now you have Shoe Dazzle. Can you tell us all a little bit about how Shoe Dazzle works and what inspired the concept?

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