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Pure Genius?

Following on from my recent foray into 80s childhood a.k.a MJ’s finest Pepsi ad, I got to thinking about the shit ‘confused.com’ ads that swamp our tv lives and wondered ‘Why the hell aren’t there any amazing ads anymore?’ and ‘Why haven’t Pepsi collaborated with any major celebutantes recently?’

I will have none of this Recession nonsense – AMUSE ME a la Brit Brit.

Or one of my personal favourite of the Pepsi series – THE SPICE GIRLS.

Of course, great as these ads are they will never manage to induce anywhere near as much excitement as the wondrous Coca-Cola Christmas adverts. Holidays are comin….see you’re already excited, right?

Filed under: adverts, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, pepsi, tv

Roll Up, Roll Up…..It’s Britney, Bitch.

So she actually turned up. I’m quite impressed that Britney hasn’t yet cancelled a show on her Circus tour, given her tempestuous personal life of the last few years. And as far as a pop show went, it was slick, entertaining, had Perez Hilton introducing her and incorporated Marilyn Manson’s version of Sweet Dreams. The fact it was in the round so that everyone had equal viewing was a really nice touch. The circus theme worked brilliantly and Britney did everything she was supposed to. No more, no less.

That was the problem. I
know you don’t go to a Britney show for the live vocals but I couldn’t help feeling a bit disappointed, Hey London, how y’all doing?” was the only time her microphone was used. I guess knowing all we do about Britney’s problems, you are left wondering how much she is aware of what’s going on. Any sign there was life behind the costumes was all we wanted. Sadly, it never came. It was a bit like seeing a robot dance (a little bit) and strut around the stage (a lot.) It was Britney, or could have been a very good look-a-like, would have made no difference.

As she was in no fit state to tour with the brilliant Blackout album, this tour mainly focused on that, with some classic gems thrown in. Sadly, no Oops, I Did It Again, though. Overall, I don’t want to slag her, I love Britney and this tour proves that with her career at least, she’s back on track and this can only be a good thing.

Filed under: Britney Spears, Britney Spears Circus Tour, London, music, O2 Arena 2009, pop music

I see what you’re trying to do….

Despite the recent backlash, I still very much enjoy Lady Gaga. However, I’m not sure about this Rolling Stone magazine cover:

Lady Gaga is only in her twenties but looks way, way, way older in this shot and is it just me or does she bare a striking resemblance to Bette Midler in the brilliant 1993 film Hocus Pocus (which also stars a pre-Carrie SJP) ????

Rolling Stone is known for its eye-catching covers, such as this Britney one from 1999. At that time Britney was still convincing the world she was a 17 year old virgin… Middle America was outraged by this raunchy jail-bait cover. If only they knew that was a mere taster of what was to come from Miss Spears….

Filed under: Bette Midler, Britney Spears, controversy, fashion, Hocus Pocus, Lady Gaga, music, Rolling Stone magazine, Sarah Jessica Parker