Only snuggies sold worse than the new Madonna record this holiday season.
The pop icon first felt that female artists are being held back as the excuse of her album selling poorly on pre-order for i-Tunes, then a squabble with Lady Gaga. Madonna now is saying she is just as much of a rebel as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., using images of them in black rope on their face like hers for the #RebelHeart album cover.
Even Bob Marley was not safe from the black rope as well. Madonna released 6 songs from "Rebel Heart" after 13 demos of the album were leaked much to Madonna's frustration...or perhaps acting frustrated. You know what we mean.
Under the photo of MLK Jr., she said "This #RebelHeart had a dream!"
Keep in mind, this is over poor sales. Not an artist comparing himself to a slave to get out of a record contract 20 years prior which caused it's own uproar although it changed the industry forever. This is over poor sales and is quite frankly, in poor taste.
From the fighting with Lady Gaga to lashing out at fans for the material being leaked. The duets with Macklemore & Miley Cyrus seem to make more sense of trying to keep up with trends. Trends that Madonna used to make and break. Perhaps it is time to scrap "Rebel Heart" completely and come out with new material and take a social media break. At lease she is not dropping the "N" word like she is 2Pac tho.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The poor sales of "Rebel Heart" have more to do with the material being sub par than people trying to hold Madonna back. It is a completely different game for an artist over 55 and you need to adapt to the changes or keep charging your fans over $500.00 to see your shows.
We are a month away from the Super Bowl, or where a football game will be played before and after a Katy Perry concert. The NFL playoffs kick off tomorrow with Wild Card Weekend.
We give you our predictions for the games this weekend:
Arizona Cardinals versus Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers have won 4 straight games even though their record is 7-8-1 and are hosting a teams that is 11-5 and is on it's 4th quarterback and might be doing American Idol quarterback auditions next season if Carson Palmer does not get healthy. The Cardinals have lost 4 straight. The Panthers last 4 wins though were against teams that my grandmother could have been playing and would have had better results. With that being said;
Cardinals over Panthers.
Baltimore Ravens versus Pittsburgh Steelers.
We really want to pick the Ravens especially with Steelers running back Bell being hurt. We just don't know if Joe Flacco or James Flacco or James Franco will show up as quarterback tomorrow.
Steelers over Ravens in a close game.
Cincinnati Bengals versus Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts are playing host to the Bengals on Sunday where they whooped Cinci 27-0 earlier in the season. Indy only shows up when it wants to, kind of like Andrew Luck shaving his hillbilly beard. The way the Cowboys smacked down the Colts a few weeks ago when they could have got the number 2 seed is quite pathetic.
Upset Of The Week: Cincinnati over Indianapolis.
Detroit Lions versus Dallas Cowboys.
Even Eminem could not save the Lions from the beat-down they are going to receive Sunday. With everything on the line last week for a division win against the Packers, Matthew Stafford played like Matthew Perry while he needed the confidence of Matthew McConaughey while reading Matthew 5:55.
Lock Of The Week: It would take Jessica Simpson showing up to the game for Dem Boys to lose this game. Dallas Over Detroit.
Diagnosis: Let's see how rusty I am at picking games.
After "Guardians Of The Galaxy", Marvel really feels it can do whatever and put out whatever they want and it will be a hit. Case in point with the first trailer for "Ant-Man" that was released today in insect size. Even if you have the i-Phone or Galaxy S7000, you are going to have trouble seeing it.
What a telling trailer right?
What we do know is that Paul Rudd will be playing Ant-Man. The Verge blew up parts of the trailer as large screen caps that might tell more of what is going on with a few jokes at your own expense. If you can wait, you can see the "human size" trailer on Agent Carter this Tuesday January 6th on ABC.-DocFB
Diagnosis: We are still waiting for that "Dazzler" movie to be given the green light.
Kanye West released a surprise new single entitled "Only One" which features Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer and former Beatles member Paul McCartney. It seems a lot of Kanye fans have never heard of Paul until this week. Seriously.
You can listen to the new Kanye/McCartney track here. McCartney plays keys on the track.
E! News posted quite a few of Kanye's fans tweets wanting to know who McCartney was and if West discovered him. Wow.
I don't know who Paul McCartney is, but Kanye is going to give this man a career w/ this new song!!
— OVOJosh (@OVOJosh) January 2, 2015
Judging from this Twitter users other tweets, he really didn't know who The Beatles were. There is also a mention of "Wings" in the song which we are sure Kanye put in as an ode to McCartney's other band with the same name, Wings.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Silliness aside, "Only One" is a really great Kanye track.
PRINCE along with Taylor Swift, Pharrell and Lorde, are nominated for the BBC International Artist Of The Year award for the BBC Music Awards.
The nominees are:
The Award show will take place Thursday December 11th and will be available on BBC Radio.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Cool nomination. If BBC radio is like American Radio, Taylor Swift will be your winner.
Liv Warfield has received a nomination for Best New Artist at the NAACP Awards!
The nominees are:
Outstanding New Artist
• 3 Winans Brothers (BMG)
• Aloe Blacc (XIX Recordings/Interscope Records)
• Erica Campbell (My Block Inc./eOne Music)
• Jhene Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)
• Liv Warfield (Kobalt Label Services)
Also, Rosie O'Donnel saw Liv Warfield perform over the weekend at Cyndi Lauper's charity event and could not stop raving about Liv! Check at the 7:30 mark to see Rosie talk about Liv!
Congrats Liv on all the LOVE you are getting. Well deserved!-DocFB
Diagnosis: As Rosie Perez said, have her on!
Portland group Priory made their late night television debut last night on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Watch them perform their single 'Weekend' and 'Big Love.'
Following recent performances on VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live and FUSE's Trending10, the five-piece will play a free poolside HOUSE session at the Viceroy Santa Monica on December 11th, then will head to Las Vegas on December 12th to play the Hard Rock Cafe Hotel & Casino with Bush, and will wrap up their 2014 tour on December 15th in Salt Lake City at The Complex, performing with Billy Idol and Bleachers.
Diagnosis: The band has been on a nationwide tour with The Kooks and White Arrows in support of their new Weekend EP, including performances at Live In the Vineyard and Life Is Beautiful fest. Their single 'Weekend' went Top 10 on the Alternative charts and is currently at 50+ Pop radio stations across the country and counting. The song is also featured on ESPN Sportscenter Gameday throughout the football season. The band will release their Warner Brothers Records full-length debut in Spring 2015.