Category Archives: In The Mix

Avenue Interview

For the second from last In The Mix I was joined in the studio by local band Avenue, if you missed it you can listen back to it right here:

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I also managed to squeeze in some gossip about The Saturdays!

Girl band, The Saturdays, have been talking about their upcoming single called Disco Love this week and they are also currently filming a music video to go along with it.

The song is expected to appear on their upcoming album which is due out in October and Saturdays member, Vanessa has expressed her excitement at the album as she says she ‘like[s] to think there’s something on there for everyone. There’s a nice few ballads on there as well. There are a good few [she’s] excited for [fans] to hear actually. One’s a ballad and one’s a very uptempo one.”
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An hour extended show means extra gossip!

Happy Birthday Sooty!

The sooty show, and yesterday sooty celebrated his 65th birthday
he first hit our TV screens in 1948 and was founded by Harry Corbett in Blackpool.
He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest running children’s television show.
Sooty along with his friends Soo and Sweep have had huge success on TV since the first Sooty Show in 1955 through until more recent series such as Sooty & Co and Sooty Heights on CITV.

 

Double Direction

Legions of One Direction fans have queued to get up close and personal with their favourite boy band in New York . Only Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis weren’t able to attend in person – the event was arranged to reveal their waxwork likenesses.

The launch was meant to take place in Times Square – but high temperatures meant it had to take place inside their new home at Madame Tussauds.
Well if you want one of your own models of the boys then you’ll be happy to know that The first One Direction pop up store has opened in Scotland .

It’s been set up in Glasgow ‘s Silverburn Centre. The shop will be there for the next couple of weeks.

 

Best Bikini Body

The body which looks best in a bikini was voted for this week, this was the results…

1. Lucy Mecklenburgh – 31%
2. Rihanna – 20%
3. Khloe Kardashian – 12%
4. Beyoncé – 8%
4. Jessica Alba – 8%
6. Millie Macintosh – 7%
7. Michelle Keegan – 4%
7. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – 4%
9. Rita Ora – 2%
10. Jessie J – 1%

 

 

Time to Vote

The MTV video music awards were announced this week.

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis dominate the nominations as they both have six nods each.
Pink, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and 30 Seconds To Marse are each up for three Video Music Awards.
As there was an extra hour of In The Mix this week one hour was dedicated to the nominations and played the songs voted for. These included:-

Video Of The Year

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars  – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

 

Best Male Video

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Ed Sheeran – “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”
Best Pop Video

Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
fun. – “Carry On”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Selena Gomez – “Come and Get It”

 

Best Female Video

Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko – “Stay”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”
Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”
Best Hip-Hop Video

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “F**kin Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel – “Power Trip”

 

Best Collaboration

Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z -“Suit & Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”

 

Best Choreography

Chris Brown – “Fine China”
Ciara – “Body Party”
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – “Live It Up”
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER”
Bruno Mars – “Treasure”

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Tempah and Timberlake Perform

Wireless Weekend

Here’s an update on what is going on at the wireless festival taking place this weekend:

It was announced that Tine Tempah has been added to the bill performing as a special guest and he seemed very excited as he tweeted about it this morning
It is expected the star will give a live performance of his new single ‘Trampoline’, which premièred earlier this month and as Calvin Harris will be around performing there is talks they might join forces to give the audience a treat and perform their collaboration of drinking from the bottle.

Apparently Justin Timberlake gave a killer of a show last night singing some old classics but also more recent hits such his new single ‘Take Back the Night’, that was his first live performance of that and of course he sang suit and tie, and Jay Z joined him on stage for. Jay Z is headlining tonight.
 

The Babes are Back! 

The original Sugababes have sold out their first live concert back together again.All the passes to see Mutya Keisha Siobhan in London – as they are now known – went in just 14 minutes.

The girls are working towards the release of their new single, called ‘Flatline,’ in September.
The Sugababes’ debut album, One Touch, was released in November 2000 while the album’s lead single “Overload” was nominated for a BRIT Award.

 

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Missing Andy’s Favourite Festival is Brentwood!

The Brentwood Festival is taking this weekend and one band performing is Missing Andy, but before they hit the stage they came into the studio for a chat about what is happening in ‘Missing Andy World’.

If you missed it, it can be listened to here:
Missing Andy Interview

I also managed to squeeze in some celebrity gossip:

Jessie is no longer The Voice
It’s been confirmed Jessie J is quitting The Voice.
The popstar says she wont have time to appear in a third series because she’ll
be promoting her new album.
Although Jessie won’t be back as a coach, she has said she’d like to have
‘some involvement’ in the show.
Cole Confirms
Cheryl Cole has confirmed she’s making her fourth solo album.
The star has tweeted a picture of herself in a studio with a microphone.
Her last album ‘A Million Lights’ peaked at number 2 in the charts last
summer.

 

 

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There’s a new step on the Walk of Fame…

J-Lo’s a Star!
Jennifer Lopez has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The singer and actress was joined by celebrities including Jane Fonda – and watched by screaming fans. 

Fighting back tears – J-Lo thanked the crowd, saying: “I love you, thank you so much for going on this journey with me”. 

 

Put it up or Put it off?

On and off couple Chris Brown and Rihanna have recorded a duet together called ‘Put it up’ and it was due to appear on Chris’ next album however it has been reported that he has asked his record company not to put it on there!

Back in March Chris said that Rihanna will definitely feature on the album however it seems like things have changed as a source explains that : “Just saw the working tracklist …Rihanna is not on there.

“Record execs wanted that song on there, but Chris said he would rather not and wouldn’t allow the record to be released unless they took it off.

“They’re still hoping to convince Chris or pay him more to change his mind because it would be a hit. The record hasn’t been pressed yet, so things can change, but at this point he’s not changing his mind.”

 

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Who’s become The Little Mermaid?

Carley Want’s to be Part of Your World
If you’re a fan of Disney and Carley Rae Jepson you’ll be pleased to know that Carley is covering a Disney song.
It is in aid of the forthcoming ‘Diamond Edition’ Blu-ray and DVD release of The Little Mermaid, and the song is Part of Your World.
The song was written in 1989 and originally sung by American actress and singer Jodi Benson, who provided the voice of Ariel but a video of Carley’s version will also appear on the DVD along with some bonus features.

The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition is due for release on 2nd September.

 
Selena, Swift and Sheeran!
Taylor Swift has spoken about her friendship with Selena Gomez this week, saying: “We talk all the time. We have so many things we’ve been through together because we became friends when she was 16 and I was 18 – so, like five years ago – and in that five years – so many things have happened, and that bonds you in a way that nothing can tear apart.”

Well someone else Taylor is good friends with is Ed Sheeran and rumours have been sparked that he will be collaborating with Selena as he was seen leaving Selena’s LA Home on Wednesday holding his guitar case.

Maybe Taylor set them up?
Keep a look out for this possible collaboration!

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More Act’s Added up to the V Line Up!

Act’s Announced
This week there have been some new acts announced which are confirmed to be performing at The V Festival this summer. Headlined by Kings of Leon and Beyonce, the festival which is in its 18th year already revealed signers such as Jessie J, Beady Eye and The Script but the full line up was announced this week with artists including 5ive, The Saturdays and Mcfly and  Conor Manyard.
Many X Factor contestants from the past will also be hitting the stages at Hylands and Weston park such as Diana Vickers, Misha B and Lucy Spraggan

The festival is taking place on August 17 to 18 and pulls in over 170,000 people every year.
Tickets are on sale now at www.vfestival.com.


Lemon wants to Go On You

Comedian Keith Lemon has released his first single.
It is called ‘I Wanna Go On You’ and as you can probably tell by the title and by knowing Keith Lemon’s personality, there is a uncut version as well as a clean radio edit which will be available on itunes along with a disco mix from the 3rd June. All profits from the sales will go towards ITV’s Text Santa appeal.

There is a music video to this song which features special appearances from Gareth Gates and Billy Ocean.

Talking about the song Lemon explained that: “Music has always been [his] main passion. That and women. [he] still love doing telly but [he is] hoping to smash the music world’s back doors off. And it’s all for a good cause, [his] payment is the privilege to express [him]self musically.”

 

Jessie’s Not Happy
Jessie J has been having a bit of a rant this week saying that she doesn’t think it should be legal for children to be able to audition for her rival show Britain’s Got Talent.
She said she get very uncomfortable seeing young kids on stage because [she] know what it’s like especially when she “watches Britain’s Got Talent auditions and there are these kids getting laughed at by the audience.”

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Union J Supporting each other- No not the X Factor Band!

James, Justin and Jessie
James Arthur, who is currently working on his debut album, has announced on Twitter this week that he will be supporting Justin Timberlake in one of his concerts saying “Ladies and gents I am happy to announce I will be supporting the legend that is @jtimberlake 10th July atPhoenix Park #LOVE”. 

He also later mentioned that Jessie J will also b there “And @jessiej too two of my favourite artists in the world this is a very proud moment for me.. Thanks for all of your support guys seriously.

So if you’re a fan of any of the mentioned three do write down the date of July 10th as they will all be performing at Dublin’s Phoenix Park.

 

Visit Springfield
Few weeks ago it was mentioned that Justin Bieber had been simpsonfied but now it seems like the world of The Simpsons has become humanised! Springfield, where the show is set, is becoming a theme park at Universal Studios in Orlando. Visitors will be able to see the famous landmarks and even eat Simspon food in the Fast Food Boulevard from restaurants such as the Krusty Burger, the Frying Dutchman, Luigi’s Pizza, Lard Lad and Moe’s Tavern. Moe’s is famous for its Duff beer and as a press release has confirmed “there will be Duff Beer, brewed exclusively for Universal Orlando.”
Universal Creative’s president Mark Woodbury said: “This will be a must-see experience for Simpsons fans all over the world.

“For the first time ever, they’re going to be able to enter a world that they’ve only seen on television – and we’re really excited to bring that world to life.”

Jeffrey Godsick, Fox consumer products president, continued to explain that: “Fans will literally be able to live and breathe Springfield as they visit the statue of Jebediah, enjoy a Krusty Burger, and have a seat at Moe’s Tavern, which are just a few of the great experiences awaiting at Universal.”

 

 

Big Brother’s Secret
This year’s Big Brother is going to be all about ‘Secrets and Lies’.
The theme of the show has been revealed – alongside the promise that it’s going to be ‘harder and harsher’ than previous series. Emma Willis is taking over main presenting duties – with Rylan Clark hosting the spin off show.

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Returning to the US

US Voice
Confirmation of judges and coaches who will be returning to the next season of the US version of The Voice have been announced this week.  Blake Shelton and Adam Levine will remain as coaches while Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green are returning.Paul Telegdy, who is president of alternative and late night programming at NBC, said: “We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green rejoin Blake and Adam for cycle five, and we’re pleased to announce that the original four coaches are going to be back together in the fall”.

Adele reduces Anxiety

Adele’s Someone Like You has been named the song which will calm you down the most.
A new study’s revealed songs with a low tempo are ideal to calm nerves, with tracks by Enya, Coldplay, Jack Johnson and Bob Marley also in the top ten most calming songs.
Researchers say tracks that stimulate both the ‘logical’ left and ’emotional’ right sides of the brain reduce anxiety.

Brucey is still going 

Sir Bruce Forsyth has ended speculation and signed up for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.
The 85-year-old will return for the eleventh series in September.
TV bosses say he’ll be back alongside Tess Daly, although he’ll miss three of the live Saturday shows due to the busy schedule.
Co-host of the Sunday results programme, Claudia Winkleman, will take his place.
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Can Tony Stark be as big as Spider Man?

Is Robert Downey Jr the only Iron Man?
The latest Iron Man film came out couple of weeks ago and there has been a mixed reaction to it, but this week a senior executive at Marvel Studios has suggested that the Iron Man movie franchise can continue without star Robert Downey Jr.
He has a big vision for Iron man saying he ‘believe[s] there will be a fourth Iron Man and a fifth, sixth and a 10th and a 20th”.

He “see[s] no reason why Tony Stark can’t be as evergreen as James Bond, Batman, or for that matter, Spider-Man.”

All this talk of Iron Man without Robert Downy Jr has been sparked after actors have been reluctant to sign up to in the sequel to The Avengers, which Iron Man stars in.
The reason for this is money. The fact that Robert Downey Jr.’s estimated pay packet of £32m from the first movie, prompted his co-stars to seek similar deals. Chris Evans who plays Captain America is confirmed for avengers as he signed a two-movie deal from the outset but co stars Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Samuel L Jackson are all also reported to still be in negotiations.

And it seems like Downey is standing up for them as he seems to have a lot of power, a source has said “He’s already sent a message that he’s not going to work for a place where they treat his colleagues like s**t.”
Bieber’s Been Simpsonfied!
Justin Bieber has joined stars such as Ringo Star, Tom Jones and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers in becoming simpsonfied. Beliebers will be excited to see Justin appearing in The Simpsons this weekend in the US but if you cannot wait until then do look it up online as there are pictures of his animated counterpart which features his trademark mop-top hair and diamond ear studs. The episode he is in is called titled The Fabulous Faker Boys and involves Justin trying to get into a talent show that Bart is playing piano in and they won’t admit him.

Sadly a broadcast date for the UK has not been set yet so you’ll have to keep a look out for it!

 

Change of Direction?
X Factor judge Louis Walsh has announced plans to form a new boy band to rival One Direction. The music manager confirmed he’ll hold auditions in Ireland next weekend for five male singers to become the next big act.
It’s open for 16 to 25-year-olds.

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