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That Grape Juice Announcement (Very Important!) (Reminder)

September 14, 2009
That Grape Juice Update
As many of you know, That Grape Juice will be moving over to the following address TOMORROW (Tuesday September 15th) for approximately 1 week, while the ‘new’ site is installed at this address (www.thatgrapejuice.net). I must stress this is for approximately one week only. In order to make you feel right at home, the ‘temporary’ site looks exactly the same as the one I’m typing on right now. The fun moves over to the following address TOMORROW (please be sure to bookmark the address):

Thanks for your continued support!

Janet Gives Fans A Gift – A New Song ‘Make Me’!

September 14, 2009

Janet Gives Fans A Gift - A New Song! 'Make Me'

Following her electrifying tribute performance at the VMA’s, Janet Jackson gave her fans a ‘special gift’ on her official website in the form of a new song called ‘Make Me’. Little officially is known about the cut, though it’s assumed it was produced by longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and that (for a fact) it isn’t her new single – although it may feature on her new album.
Wow! This is Janet overload these last 48 hours! About the song, it’s classic Janet served up with a helping of Funk and a helping of a contemporary Electro-Pop undertone. After years of hearing her singing (and whispering) over harder beats (See: ‘Feedback’, ‘So Excited’), it’s surprisingly weird hearing her sing (and she is singing here) on more light-hearted production on this – which IMO gives a nod to the Janet of ‘All For You’. A little repetitive lyrically, but I’m liking this one.
The next few months should be uber interesting as we find out how Janet intends to proceed with this project of hers i.e. label, release window etc. Anyway, enough of my rambling…{Thanks Oggie!}…
…and of course let us know what you think lol….

Hit or Miss?

Drama! Amelle To Leave Sugababes?

September 14, 2009

UK’ers not living under a rock will be aware with the recent drama surrounding the country’s top girl group, the Sugababes. With newest member Amelle Berrabah now at the center of the latest happenings, original ‘Babe Keisha Buchanan has gone on record to say she thinks Berrabah wants to leave the group, insisting she is not the cause – as the media so ruthlessly seem intent on presenting as fact. Check out Keisha’s interview with the News of The World yesterday:
KEISHA BUCHANAN last night sobbed as she told me how missing SUGABABE AMELLE BERRABAH ducked out of last week’s gigs by claiming a pal had been in a CAR CRASH.
Giving an eXSclusive interview in her LA hotel room, Keisha broke down and wept: “We thought she was broken up about the accident and were really worried. We did two shows without her, genuinely thinking her friend’s been in a really bad car accident.
“I said to our management can we please get the police around there because I’m really, really worried about her.
“That request didn’t come from her family or (bandmate) HEIDI, it came from me. The police went round and checked on her. They said she’s fine and had been home all week.”
Yesterday Amelle, who vanished for four days, said she’d spoken to her bandmates but Keisha insisted: “She hasn’t spoken to anyone.”
Keisha, who is being comforted by close friend LEONA LEWIS in Los Angeles, says she will try and sort things out with Amelle IF she travels there to film the video for their new single this week.
“I’m not going to lie to you and say everything will be fine because I don’t know. But as far as I’m concerned, we’re the Sugababes; me, Heidi and Amelle.
“The reason why I’m panicking and the reason why I’m crying is because maybe Amelle wants to do things on her own for good.” Keisha is distraught at claims she’s jealous of Amelle’s No 1 single with TINCHY STRYDER – ironically titled Never Leave You.
And she said ex-bandmate MUTYA BUENA, who Amelle replaced, is more talented.
She said: “What exactly is there to be jealous of? I’ve been doing things on the underground for God knows how long. Heidi’s talented too. Amelle’s really talented but the most talented person I’ve ever been around in my life was Mutya.”
Keisha says Amelle, who recently dumped gypsy boyfriend Freddie Fuller, regularly went AWOL.
“Every couple of months it will happen. At certain times there are people thinking they’re bigger than the band.
“She’d blame it on Freddie, she’d blame it on her family on all sorts of things. But what’s the excuse this time?
“Maybe she doesn’t have the balls to say she wants to go.” Keisha also hit back at claims that she’s bullying Amelle out of the band: “I say what’s on our mind. But that’s not bullying.
“It’s a huge accusation to make and I’m not going to let it lie. I was f***ing bullied myself at primary school.
“She’s thinking about leaving but I’m not going to be used as the scapegoat. These things make me stronger. I’m going to use this and write a killer song and I’m going to be fine.”
Not a good look with a new single and album around the corner. That said, if they weather this, I’m sure it will play out as ‘any publicity is good publicity’.
Your thoughts?

Official Michael Jackson ‘This Is It’ Movie Trailer

September 14, 2009

This is going to be EPIC!

Your thoughts?

MTV VMA’s 2009: Performances + Review

September 14, 2009

MTV VMA’s 2009: Your Shout!

September 13, 2009

With the eagerly anticipated 2009 MTV Video Music Awards about to get underway live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York, That Grape Juice’s ‘VMA 2009: Your Shout!’ area goes live right now! Tonight’s show boasts performances from Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Pink, Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, and of course Janet Jackson – who the world’s eyes will be on in her much hyped tribute performance to her brother Michael Jackson. Something tells me this VMA’s will be one for the history books.
Non-US viewers click here for an online link to watch the show…LIVE!
Here you can post your views on anything and everything regarding the show. Pre-show rumors…Who you’re looking forward to seeing… Who you feel rocked the red carpet, who should have skipped it altogether LOL…Who deserved to win what…performances…and all that good stuff while the show is going on and after.

This is Your Shout!

X Factor 2009: Auditions – Week 4 – TGJ ‘2 Pence’

September 13, 2009
The fourth week of X Factor 2009 audition stage aired last night here in the UK. Check out my 2 Pence below:

{For those unfamiliar with the show; The X Factor is the UK’s version of American Idol – with a twist in that groups and over 25’s are eligible to enter. The show also birthed the career of a certain Leona Lewis, as well as Alexandra Burke}

I’m still awaiting that ‘WOW’ moment with this year’s auditions, yet can’t help but feel that it may not actually be coming. That said, from last night’s episode, Lononder Shanna Goodhead really stood out. When watching shows like this I tend to look at whose prospects are best in terms of a viable music career, and thus far Shanna joins a small amount of auditions on that list. Her voice wasn’t outstanding, but, as Cheryl said, she has a raw talent. Check it out:


Your thoughts?

New Alexandra Burke Promo Shots

September 12, 2009

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Check out these promotional shots for Alexandra Burke’s new single ‘Bad Boys’. The weave does looks a little Bargain Bucket, but she looks great all-in-all.
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What do you think of the pics?

Listen: Mariah Carey Performs ‘Up Out My Face’ (New Song)

September 12, 2009

Diva Mariah Carey gave a special intimate concert in Las Vegas last night. During her set, the 39 year old performed new song ‘Up Out My Face’ from forthcoming LP ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel’. Though so heavily backed by the backing track that her live vocals often got lost in the mix, Ms. Carey-Cannon did a great job. I am loving this song and feel it definitely needs to be a single. Good stuff. You can listen to the audio of the performance below (no vids available yet) {Thanks Trent!}:

What do you think of the performance?