ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2013-04-21

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Have A Very Merry Birthday Miss Carol Creighton Burnett!

Carol Creighton Burnett was born on April 26, 1933. Carol is a comedienne extraordinaire and legend. A singer, dancer, actress and writer, Burnett started her career in New York. After becoming a hit on Broadway, Carol moved to Los Angeles and began an eleven-year run on thee iconic and groundbreaking, 'The Carol Burnett Show' which was aired on CBS television from 1967 to 1978.

With roots in vaudeville, The Carol Burnett Show was a variety show combining comedy sketches, song, and dance. The best kinda show in my opinion! 'The comedy sketches ranged from movie parodies to character pieces which featured the many talents of Burnett herself who created and played several well-known and distinctive characters.'

For all you die-hard Lucille Ball fans such as myself here is a neat fact I learned via a source online...

"In 1963, Lucille Ball became a friend and mentor to Burnett, and after having the younger performer guest star on The Lucy Show a number of times, Ball reportedly offered Burnett her own sitcom, to be produced by Desilu. Burnett declined the offer, however, deciding instead to put together a variety show. The two remained close friends until Ball's death in 1989. Ball sent flowers every year on her birthday. When Burnett awoke on the day of her 56th birthday in 1989, she discovered via the morning news that Ball had died. Later that afternoon, the flowers Ball had arranged arrived at Burnett's house, with the note "Happy Birthday, Kid. Love, Lucy."

Friday, April 26, 2013

New Music From VV Brown And Also Janelle Monae with Erykah Badu

 ItsNotYouItsMe favorite VV Brown teams up with producers All About She for an all out underground club anthem with the track  "Bullet."

Janelle Monae comes to the spotlight again with the funky soul tune "Q.U.E.E.N." from her upcoming September release The Electric Lady featuring legend in her own right, Erykah Badu.

Taylor Gannon by Olaf Wipperfürth | Flamingo Road

 Ford model Taylor Gannon is photographed by Olaf Wipperfürth and styled by Sara Padilla in the story 'Flamingo Road' for the April 2013 issue of GQ Spain. Courtesy of - Homotography

Stefan Knezevic by Francesco Brigida | The Greatest

 Serbian model Stefan Knezevic is directed by Francesco Brigida in the fourth film for The Greatest magazine. Stefan is styled by Matteo Greco in Les Hommes SS13, with hair by Armando Cherillo and makeup by Mary Cesardi. Courtesy of - Homotography

Lewis Grant by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca

 Australian model Lewis Grant by Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca. Courtesy of - Homotography

Arthur Gosse by Tetsuharu Kubota | Me & My Vessel

 French model Arthur Gosse is photographed by Tetsuharu Kubota and styled by Maher Jridi in the Louis Vuitton story 'Me & My Vessel' for the latest issue of commons&sense man. Courtesy of - Homotography

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Video Premiere Alicia Keys Ft. Maxwell - Fire We Make

Keeping the R&B sound alive Alicia Keys has premiered the newest single video from her album Girl On Fire the sensual "Fire We Make" featuring crooner Maxwell.

The video is as sexy and hot as the track is and Miss Keys is looking the same. Press play below and check out the video for yourself.

Tilda Swinton Makes You Dance

We don't really know why but why not! Take a moment to dance it out with Tilda Swinton!

Ebertfest 2013 Dance Along from Ebertfest on Vimeo.

It's Monkey Bizness

Take note if you ever buy a home in Betty's Bay Town in South Africa make sure to lock the windows because burglars are the last thing you'll need to worry about.

I dont know whats more hilarious the monkeys looking at the home owners with 'tude or the Honey Boo Boo yelling.

More monkeys cause their cute.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Have A Very Merry Birthday Shirley Temple!

We may be 3 days late but that's no reason why not to celebrate Shirley Temple's birthday! Born, Shirley Jane Temple on April 23, 1928. She was thee original American child actress.

I may have grown-up listening to most of her christmas tunes but little Shirley began her screen career in 1932 at the age of three. In 1934, she skyrocketed to superstardom in 'Bright Eyes', a film designed specifically showcase her talents.

She received a special Academy Award in February 1935. Her unique trademark licensed every kind of merch that capitalized on her wholesome image including dolls and clothing. As Temple grew up she attended high school and left the movie industry for awhile. She later appeared in a few films as a teenager, but ultimately retired completely from the silver screen in 1950 at the age of twenty-one. She will go down in cinema history as "the top box-office draw with a staggering four years in a row track dating from 1935–1938".

"Shirley Temple receiving the SAG Life Achievement award in 2006."

A scene from her groundbreaking film, "Bright Eyes"

"Bill Bojangles Robinson and Shirley Temple."

New Kelis - Jerk Ribs

Out of no where Kelis has released a new track entitled "Jerk Ribs" and its a tasty one! With some afro cuban beats and whistle blows this Dave Sitek (Tv On The Radio) jam is ready for the summer.

Check out the new Kelis jam below!

The Gospel According to Givenchy: Nothin' But a 'G' Thang

 The Spring/Summer 2013 issue of British GQ Style presents The Gospel According to Givenchy with their story "nuthin' but a 'g' thang", photographed by Matthew Stone and styled by Matthew Josephs with models Abiah Hostvedt, Jonathan Marquez, Chris Moore, Christopher Wetmore, Dominique Hollington, Francisco Peralta and Joan Smalls. Courtesy of - Homotography

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