Popstar movie update

Popstar: Never stop never stopping is out in cinemas in the USA this week. Australia and the UK have a release date marked down for late August 2016. As such a few things have been circulating on social media lately. It was announced that P!nk would feature in the movie around a year ago and the trailer was released in March 2016.

This article talks a bit about the movie, while a song that features P!nk from the movie soundtrack has also found its way online. I look forward to seeing the movie in August.

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Articles – Hair and House

A few interesting articles have hit Twitter in the last few days.

There was an article about P!nk’s hair at the Billboard Music Awards. The article features an interview with P!nk’s hair stylist Pamela Neal.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 22: Recording artist Pink performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

 

There is also a new article about P!nk’s Malibu residence which was advertised for sale last year. The article also features bits and pieces of P!nk’s recent media interviews.

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10 years of I’m Not Dead

2016 marks 10 years of I’m Not Dead. Laura from P!nk History has been celebrating this over the last few weeks on Twitter and on her blog. You can read my story about P!nk’s I’m Not Dead album release HERE. It is a significant story with ups and downs, though more importantly, it was my introduction to P!nk and her music. There was an article circulating on Twitter today that looks at 10 years of the song Stupid Girls and ties it to the recent International Women’s Day controversy. The Oprah interview mentioned in the article can be seen below.

 

It’s official, new music coming!

P!nk is sending more and more signs that there new music and a potential new tour is on its way. P!nk has re-opened a public Instagram account and is regularly posting clues of what is coming. The lead up to new music from P!nk has been building for a long time, almost a year in fact, as you can see from one of my previous blog posts.

Last week it was announced that P!nk has registered two new tracks with her record company. You can see a full list of new tracks HERE.

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You can check out the pictures in more detail on her page, however these photos shows P!nk and Willow hanging out with Dreya (P!nk’s tour aerial coach). I’m pretty sure they don’t hang out just for fun… especially with the Glitter in the Air silks.

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Today P!nk posted the above image. At first glance it is easy to miss who is in the photo with her. Thanks to a little help from friends on Twitter it is certainly safe that P!nk is with one of her favourite music video directors, Dave Meyers. I admit that the caption was so distracting that I didn’t have a chance to pay attention to the rest of the photo before reading the tip-off on Twitter. As the comment on Twitter suggested, it would seem that P!nk is filming some sort of video for her rendition of White Rabbit which will feature in the new Alice Through The Looking Glass movie being released in May.

So… between registering new tracks, meeting with her tour and music video friends, upping her publicity by posting regularly on her new Instagram page, and dropping hints about the future, it seems safe to say that P!nk is getting ready to drop a new album and embark on a new world tour soon. I’ve got my fingers crossed….

Women’s Day War

P!nk had some encouraging words to share on Twitter to celebrate International Women’s Day. Unfortunately some people have once again interpreted her words as an insult to another celebrity. In this case P!nk is said to have dissed Kim Kardashian.

Here is P!nk’s post from Twitter.

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Some people believe that her post was at least partially inspired, and in reference to a nude selfie from Kim that was 24 hours prior to P!nk’s tweet.

Today I came across two articles (one from ET and one from PopCrush) which suggest that P!nk’s tweet did indeed take a swipe at Kim. The articles are based upon social media posts from Amber Rose who (for some unknown reason) attacks P!nk on behalf of Kim.

There are many varied reactions to the accusation and a number of interesting points have been brought forward by both P!nk’s original post and the response that followed it. First and foremost it must be pointed out that P!nk never referenced Kim, not even vaguely. I don’t really understand how anyone could argue a clear link between the two posts. Secondly, P!nk’s message and opinion is not new or revolutionary. She has been sharing a similar message for the last decade with her song Stupid Girls which was released in 2006.

The article from ET points out that P!nks has posed nude before and that her concert outfits are quite revealing. This is true, however the 2014 nude shoot was for animal rights group PETA and the reason for nudity was vital to the message. The photo was shot in a way that was neither seductive or suggestive, and in fact P!nk covers as much as she can in the circumstances. With regards to her tour outfits it is true that they are usually very fitted and low cut. In most circumstances however it is necessary, as P!nk needs to be able to grip the apparatus with her skin, have a full range of movement and can’t risk material getting caught on a harness.

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The article from PopCrush quotes the post from Amber Rose, I have copied below.

“Damn Pink we were all born naked society sexualizes our breast and bodies. If a grown mother of 2 is comfortable with her body and wants to show it off that’s none of ur business or anyone else’s. Now, if u wanna talk to kids and be a mentor to young teens, tell them to go to school and to not use their bodies to get ahead?! I’m all for it! But please as a grown woman let another grown woman live as she wishes. That’s our problem! We’re so quick to down each other instead of uplifting! Pink, We’ve seen u damn near naked swinging from a rope( Beautifully) but what’s the difference between a rope, a pole and a pic on Instagram? Classism. Because u sing while ur half naked does that make it “Classy” or is it because u have a “talent”? I’m not dissing at all Pink just curious after u said “You’ll never have to make a silly excuse for yourself”.

I have several issues with what Amber has said and will explain them in the order she mentioned them. In the first sentence Amber makes excuses for the sexualisation of women by saying that we were born into a society that thinks that way. Umm, no. Then Amber relates P!nk’s post to Kim’s post. As I said earlier, I really don’t understand how anyone could make a definitive connection. How and why does Amber feel the need to publicly scald P!nk who is far beyond anything Amber will ever be? Its just so wrong. Considering that Amber says “that’s none of your business or anyone else’s”she is being a huge hypocrite. The perceived attack on Kim isn’t related to Amber in any way, yet Amber is aggressively involving herself in the situation.

Amber then brings up the comparison between P!nk’s performances and Kim’s picture. I can tell you right now that there is a huge difference between a performance and a photo. P!nk trained as a gymnast for many years as a child. It is part of who she is. When she performs a song she has written, she shares her experience of the song publicly. P!nk’s acrobatic performances are an expression of her music, an athletic accomplishment and an inspiration. There is a huge amount of training and practice that goes into one of her performances. In comparison, taking a selfie has little meaning and takes no effort whatsoever. Sure Kim might feel empowered by her body and want to share positive body image messages, but it doesn’t compare to P!nk. As a side note, I feel Kim is incapable of sharing a positive body image message considering the lengths she has gone to in order to modify her appearance. From plastic surgery to hair extensions, Kim doesn’t embrace anything truly natural.

Amber then tries to turn the argument into a discussion about class. I find it so strange that she accuses P!nk of classicism when you compare the laid back and casual lifestyle of P!nk, to the designer, first class lifestyle of Kim. P!nk is often happy to hang out at a motorbike race in baggy pants and an oversized hoodie without a trace of makeup. I can’t see Kim doing the same. To end her post, Amber writes that she isn’t “dissing P!nk”. Um ok, well what would you call the unfair accusation and lecture?

While I won’t say much else about Amber Rose here (since I know almost nothing about her, who the heck is she and why is she famous?) I will say that Amber Rose should stop creating imaginary fights between major celebrities to get attention. In fact, she should follow her own advice and mind her own business.

Red, white…. and P!nk

Red, white…. and P!nk. This is how P!nk announced that she is contributing to the soundtrack of the new Alice in Wonderland movie which is titled Alice Through The Looking Glass.

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Below is the trailer for the movie and a behind the scenes look at P!nk recording the song.

Apparently the song ‘White Rabbit’ is quite famous, however before today I had never heard it before. I looked up the original on YouTube. I’m not a fan of P!nk’s rendition, in fact the highlight of the trailer for me is hearing the voice of the late Alan Rickman. Hopefully the original song she has written and recorded for the movie is better than White Rabbit. You can read more about the movie and P!nk’s involvement in this article. You can also read about Willow’s influence on P!nk’s participation in the film HERE.

The movie opens on 27 May 2016.

P!nk to star in new animated show

Netflix has announced it will be releasing a new kids TV show in August called Beat Bugs. The animated show is aimed at children and will feature music from the Beatles. P!nk is said to be covering the song ‘Lucy in the sky with diamonds’.

You can check out the trailer below, although it unfortunately doesn’t feature any music from P!nk. I assume that the pink haired character is the bug that P!nk is voicing. For P!nk fans it will be a long wait, but hopefully it will be worth it.

10 year wedding anniversary

Today is a special day for P!nk and Carey. Today is their 10th wedding anniversary! Technically they did split up for a few months in 2008 but the couple have been dating as far back as 2001. Congratulations to P!nk and Carey. Here are some pictures and song videos to celebrate the occasion. You can also read this article which was published ten years ago at the time of their wedding.

Songs – there are so many songs but here are some of my favourite that tell the story of P!nk and Carey: Love Song, Heartbreaker, So What, Can’t Help It, Mean, When We’re Through and True Love.

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P!nk to appear on Ellen 2015

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So essentially P!nk announced that she will be performing her song “Today’s The Day” for the launch of Ellen’s new season which commences on the week of her birthday. It was announced last week that P!nk had written and recorded the new theme song for Ellen’s show. The second tweet from ‘PinkFans’ contains the official press release regarding P!nk’s appearance on the show. The final tweet is a comment I wrote in reply to a tweet from ‘Pink’s Global Army’ speculating and hoping that P!nk may use the opportunity to announce or at least discuss her new album.

Bad decision?

“It’s hypocritical of you, do as you say not as you do”- Runaway by P!nk from I’m Not Dead album (2006)

I hate to do this but I’m gonna call P!nk out as being hypocritical.

Last week P!nk put out a tweet discussing a documentary about empowering women.

The P!nk Fans twitter page later helpfully put out a link to the trailer.

First of all I’ve got to say that some of the words in P!nk’s tweet were a lot to read at 6am in the morning while I was still half asleep. Did she really need to word her tweet that way? While later watching the video, I was reminded of a lot of the messages that P!nk was sharing at the time of her I’m Not Dead album release in relation to the single Stupid Girls. In particular her interview with Oprah (below).

The issue of conflicting messages comes up when you remember that P!nk is an ambassador for cosmetic brand Cover Girl. Since watching the Miss Representation video last week I have been thinking a lot more about the saying “its what is on the inside that counts”. I think it would be great if everyone was required to wear their IQ number on their forehead permanently. Maybe this would encourage society to stop judging people on appearance and consider intelligence as being more valuable. This is of course not exactly practical as people’s IQ changes over time and it would be near impossible to test every single person’s IQ in a fair and timely manner while ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the results.

Anyway, getting back to P!nk her affiliation with Cover Girl….

I remember that when the announcement of P!nk signing with Cover Girl was made, there were many “WFT?!?” reactions on social media. I shared that sentiment then and I still hold it now, however I don’t think P!nk fully understood the repercussions of her decision. At the time of the signing in 2012, P!nk had just released her new album The Truth About Love and was ready to embark on her world tour. After years of trying to win over the American public, she and her team could see that they were closer than ever before. I recall P!nk saying in one of her 2012 interviews that people must see her as being less intimidating now (after becoming a mother). Signing to Cover Girl provided P!nk with the opportunity to associate herself with a family friendly, well known brand. It gave her the opportunity to ‘speak’ to people that had previously written her off. It was about P!nk promoting her album and her tour in a new way. Cover Girl even played a part in P!nk’s American tour with makeup artist and manicurists on site to spoil concert attendees with mini makeovers (in order to sell more of their product).

I understand that for the reasons listed above, P!nk probably thought it was a great idea to partner with Cover Girl. I understand that her management team likely encouraged her to take up the opportunity. I understand that she thought 6 years was long enough for people to forget about her song Stupid Girls. I understand that most of her fans probably wouldn’t have a problem with her becoming the face of a cosmetic brand. However the truth remains that she can’t promote both messages. If she really believes in the content of the Miss Representation film, then how can she have signed up with Cover Girl? Do you think that P!nk made a bad decision?

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P!nk’s second Madame Tussauds figure

Less than a year ago P!nk finally got her first Madame Tussauds wax figure. I’d like to think that the tweets I sent them on Twitter might have played a part in P!nk finally getting recognition she deserves. Well now it seems that Madame Tussauds has realised just how awesome P!nk is and given her a second wax figure. This one features P!nk performing her aerial routine for the song Try at the 2014 Grammy awards. This wax figure will be featured in New York. You can read a bit more about the new wax figure HERE. As for the comparison between the real P!nk and the wax figure, let me know what you think in the comments section.

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Reading the signs- new music on the way?

UPDATE [29 June 2015] – An article posted on Twitter confirms a number of tracks planned for P!nk’s next album.

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Things on social media have been heating up in the world of P!nk. General activity has been increasing on P!nk’s personal Twitter page in the last week or two. There have also been some other encouraging signs.

P!nk was spotted at the Aspen food and wine classic. If I lived in America and had checked P!nk’s Twitter favourites page in time, I would have made sure I was there.

twizfull girl full cookAs you may have noticed in the pictures, her hair is coloured a pale pink. It is somewhat a tradition that P!nk colours her hair to match her name when writing new music. This is just one of the recent signs that P!nk may be ready to release new music and embark on another tour.

Another sign that things are changing is that P!nk and Carey have listed a house for sale. There are many images available though the fantastic P!nk Forever photo gallery. It is great to see these photos and match them up against photos that have been shared on social media by P!nk and Carey over the last few years. Is it possible that they are selling it now in preparation for leaving on a lengthy tour?

A further indicator new music is imminent comes from a video I recall watching last month when P!nk was at the BMI awards. The video was filmed on the red carpet where she admitted that she was working on new music as the persona P!nk (as opposed to Alecia or You + Me). I have tried to track down the source of the video for this post but wasn’t able to locate it.

I am excited for possibility of new music from P!nk. Today marks two years since P!nk started the Australian leg of The Truth About Love Tour in Perth. It was a fantastic night which I will remember for years to come. I hope that P!nk continues to share her gift of music with the world and create wonderful memories for herself, her family and fans when she tours. Given her history to date, P!nk is likely to release another album in the next twelve months. Hopefully we will all have some more news soon.

New PETA campaign

P!nk has used her 2014 nude photos as part of a new PETA campaign against fur. One of the gorgeous photo has been transformed into a 90 foot billboard located in New York City’s famous Time Square. It has been timed to coincide with New York Fashion Week. How amazing is that?!? It is getting some strange media attention, with it being briefly mentioned in this recent news story about ‘ethical fur’.

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So P!nk deflected birthday wishes with a surprise of her own. She and friend Dallas Green have created an album together called Rose Ave which will be released in October.

Many media outlets have reacted with great surprise and have given positive reviews to the collaboration. Here is an article from Billboard.

Here is the track listing:

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02 From a Closet in Norway (Oslo Blues)

03 Gently

04 Love Gone Wrong

05 You And Me

06 Unbeliever

07 Second Guess

08 Break The Cycle

09 Open Door

10 No Ordinary Love

You can get pre-order details, newsletter sign up and all the social media account info off the new You + Me website.

Below are some screen shots and images from social media.

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P!nk to perform at Oscars

It has just been announced that P!nk will be performing at the 2014 Oscars. I thought this was great news and another chance for P!nk to showcase her talent to the world. Then I read that Ellen DeGeneres was hosting the ceremony. Holy crap this will be amazing. Hopefully P!nk gets to do a bit more than sing at the ceremony. Maybe she will be part of a stunt, surprise or joke. She and Ellen get along so well that something is bound to happen.

Here are some happy tweets…

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The breaking news was listed as the top story on the Perez Hilton website as seen by the screen shot below.

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Book quote about P!nk

I was reading a YA novel this morning and was amused to see a P!nk reference. The book is called Crazy and is written by Amy Reed. The story follows the friendship between Connor and Izzy, written as a series of emails.

At one point in the story Izzy names the five people she’d most like to f**k. She lists four males and then puts P!nk at number one. Connor is amused by this and questions her choice since Izzy identifies as being straight. Her response took my breath away.

“Pink is f-ing hot. It doesn’t matter that she’s a girl, or that she is a little old, or even that I don’t particularly like her music. She is beyond gender. She is beyond mainstream music. She has reached a level of hotness that is even beyond the human species. She could totally kick everyone’s ass.” (Page 216)

The author Amy Reed has managed to describe very well some of the things about P!nk that are hard to articulate.

What do you think of the quote?

P!nk’s TTAL Tour in Top 3 for 2013

No wonder Billboard named P!nk 2013 Woman of the Year. Figures show that P!nk’s The Truth About Love Tour is the third biggest tour for 2013. She was beaten by Bon Jovi and Cirque Du Soleil’s tribute to Michael Jackson.

What made me smile the most is seeing the names that she beat. P!nk’s TTAL Tour beat Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars (amongst others).

I’ve got to say that reading this made me very happy and proud. She may be under-rated in some parts of the world, but the numbers speak for themselves. P!nk is the queen of music!Image

P!nk’s Australian popularity

P!nk is popular around the world, however her ability to break records is Australia suggests that Australians really love P!nk.

I briefly mentioned on Twitter a few weeks ago that P!nk features in a book called Things Bogans Like. I have now managed to scan the relevant pages which you can read below…..

NOTE- THIS BOOK USES A LOT OF SARCASM AND AUSTRALIAN HUMOUR WHICH MAY BE MISTAKEN FOR NEGATIVITY.

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P!nk vs Alecia

In one of the many interviews to promote Thanks For Sharing, the interviewer questioned the distinction between the names P!nk and Alecia. In response she replied “P!nk is my musical stage name, for anything else in life I use Alecia.”

I found this answer interesting and it is a question I am sure many people have have wanted the answer to for years. While I think that her answer makes perfect sense, I use a different distinction. I use P!nk for anything related to her public exposure, whether it is music, acting or just her everyday public life. I use Alecia to relate to the private person. I don’t use Alecia often, I use it when I want to stress how personal and meaningful something is by addressing the private person behind the public persona. The restricted use of Alecia highlights the significance and purpose when I do call her by that name.

I’m curious about what other people think…. When do you call her P!nk and when do you call her Alecia?

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