(PR)—Experience the very first chapter of the exciting X-Men saga through the eyes of a true Marvel legend when X-Men Origins: Wolverine arrives Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Special Edition DVD September 15 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Hugh Jackman (Australia, Deception) returns as the iconic character in an epic adventure that pits Wolverine and all mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them. Spanning over 150 years,X-Men Origins: Wolverine chronicles young James Logan and his tortured past… from boy, to man, to mutant. From conflicts with his half brother Victor Creed– aka Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber; Defiance, The Ten), his membership in Team X, his infamous adamantium rebirth and the total memory loss that ultimately fuels his angry quest, X-Men Origins: Wolverine paints the vivid and difficult journey of the legendary superhero.
July 27, 2009
(PR)— What wakes up in Vegas...couldn't possibly remain a secret, if it has anything to do with KATY PERRY, the Capitol Records multi-platinum singer-songwriter who has completely captured the fun, the rhythm, the smarts, the look and the sound of our times in her smash debut album ONE OF THE BOYS.
WAKING UP IN VEGAS, the fourth hit single from the album, is this week's No. 1 most-played record on the mainstream top 40 pop radio stations across the country, an extraordinary feat of late-game staying power for Perry, whose story began, amazingly, a full fourteen months ago with the official release of Katy’s first worldwide No. 1 hit, "I Kissed a Girl." With the album's second single, "Hot N Cold," also a No. 1 in the format, Perry is only the fourth artist in the history of Billboard's mainstream top 40 airplay chart to have scored three No. 1s from a debut album: Katy joins Ace of Base, Avril Lavigne and Lady GaGa in this accomplishment.
The public enthusiasm for Perry, her music -- and, honestly, everything about her, has continued unabated since her sensational arrival and top 10 album debut: last week, Katy appeared on the popular Rockefeller Center concert series of NBC's Today show, and on August 8th will fill in as solo host, fittingly, on her pal Ryan Seacrest's "American Top 40" weekly radio countdown show.
Perry has also completed taping an episode of MTV's signature Unplugged series for cablecast this year, and shot a special in-studio performance for Clear Channel Radio's online Stripped feature. And she continues to dominate the magazine covers of 2009, most recently Billboard, Paper, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Complex. Also in the upper reaches of the national pop chart, Perry is the co-writer of Kelly Clarkson's current single, "I Do Not Hook Up," from the No. 1 album, All I Ever Wanted.
WAKING UP IN VEGAS was co-written by Perry with veteran hitmakers Andreas Carlsson and Desmond Child. The track was produced by Greg Wells. Grammy and MTV Video Music Award winner Joseph Kahn directed the video clip, filmed in a two-day Las Vegas shoot co-starring Joel David Moore (Bones, House, Avatar, Grandma’s Boy).
Katy’s first two single releases, the seven-week Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "I Kissed a Girl" and the No. 1 mainstream top 40 radio hit "Hot N Cold," are RIAA-certified for triple-platinum sales. ONE OF THE BOYS also includes the #1 VH1 Countdown ballad hit "Thinking of You" and the pre-album online video blockbuster of late 2007, "Ur So Gay." Katy Perry is a Brit Award and MTV Europe Music Award winner, and is also a Grammy Award, MTV Video Music Award and Teen Choice Award nominee. Katy has played 150 shows around the world since she joined the Van’s Warped Tour on June 20, 2008, including 55 sold-out headlining "Hello Katy" concerts.
KATY PERRY UPCOMING APPEARANCES, LATE SUMMER 2009
July 28 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
July 30 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
August 2 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless
August 4 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amp. (w/No Doubt)
August 29 Los Angeles, CA tba
August 30 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
September 4 Salem, OR Oregon State Fair
September 5 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
(PRESS RELEASE)— Madonna, who has racked up a record 37 top 10 hits as well as seven No. 1 albums (including her last four) on the Billboard Pop Charts, has given her fans yet another opportunity to “celebrate” her musical achievements. Today, Warner Bros. Records officially confirmed the September 29th release in the U.S. (September 28 outside U.S.) of “CELEBRATION” – the ultimate compilation of Madonna songs. The songs on “Celebration” have all been remastered and selected by Madonna and her fans. They cover the expanse of the Material Girl’s extraordinary career of hits including “Everybody,” “Express Yourself,” “Vogue” and “4 Minutes.” “Celebration” will be available in a two-CD set as well as a single CD. There will also be a “Celebration” DVD released simultaneously which includes the video visionary’s best videos including several that have never before been available on DVD.
“Celebration,” the CD will also include two new songs that were recently recorded in New York City. The first single, also titled “Celebration,” co-produced by Madonna and Paul Oakenfold, will be released August 3rd. A video for the single, which will be included on the “Celebration” DVD, was just filmed in Milan, Italy and was directed by long time Madonna collaborator Jonas (“Ray of Light”) Akerlund. Several dance club remixes of “Celebration” are already headed to the clubs. The song will also be available on CD and vinyl maxi. Radio will receive the “Celebration” single on August 3rd.
The cover for “Celebration” was created by street pop artist “Mr. Brainwash” who is best known for “throwing modern cultural icons into a blender and turning it up to eleven.” (A copy of the cover image of the “Celebration” CDs and DVDs is attached)
Madonna, a multi Grammy award winning singer, writer and producer has had over 12 No. 1 singles and has a record-smashing 39 No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs Chart – by far the most of any artist in the over 30 year history of the list.
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It was the night before her latest film, “Princess Protection Program,” was to make its debut on the Disney Channel, where Ms. Lovato, 16, is an ascendant star, the heiress apparent to the tween-pop crown.
But where in the not-too-distant past that would have meant she was an automaton of joy and relatability, Ms. Lovato is already proving to be far more intriguing, and far less predictable. MORE>>