The DrFunkenberry Jam Of The Week is "The Way" by Ariana Grande and Mac Miller.
Grande made her TV debut on The Ellen Show killing it live.
Grande is 19 years old and is from "Victorious" featuring Victoria Justice. She plays Cat Valentine and will be in a spin-off called "Sam & Cat" on Nickelodeon.
She is managed by Scooter Braun. You know, the guy who manages Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Psy, and Carly Rae Jepsen. Sigh. Well, she can sing, that's for sure!
Check out "The Way" by Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller, the DrFunkenberry.com Jam Of The Week!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Singing in the shower....
I'm glad I found this live version of "I Want You Back" covered by Victoria Justice and the cast of "Victorious" because the video is horrible.
Everyone gives people flack who cover Jackson 5 songs or MJ songs for that matter, but Victoria does a great live version...and her mic is on. So, hopefully the Michael Jackson fans will dig this cover of the J5 classic that was recorded at the Avalon in Hollywood, Ca.
What do you think of it?-DocFB
Diagnosis: With Her I Would Be Victorious Too
We don't think Victoria Justice was kissing her "BFB" (Best Friends Brother) over the weekend in L.A., but we don't know if Ryan Rottman is her BFB.
The actress/singer who has a hit with "BFB" was in L.A., taking a break from filming "Fun Size" with Chelsea Handler, who plays her mom in the film due in 2012.
Ryan Rottman is no slouch himself, starring in "TeenNick" on the Nickelodeon channel. For those that do not know, Victoria stars in "Victorious" which also airs on Nickelodeon.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Disney Better Watch Out For Nick
Please tell me it's not just us that hears and sees George Harrison when listening to Drake Bell's "Terrific" off his new EP?
We are digging the new song, the first in 5 years for Bell. His new EP, "Reminder" drops today on I-Tunes. The reason for Bell's break in the past 5 years? Acting on different Nickelodeon TV shows. Hmm. Victoria Justice is doing the same thing with Nickelodeon and it appears to be working.
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Check out "Terrific" from Bell and let us know what you think.-Dr.FB
I don't know about you but for the last 2 weeks, my local Fox networks have been airing commercials that starting New Years, Time Warner Cable will be dropping all Fox network shows.
Fox wants to start charging for it's local channels, which in Los Angeles, they have 2 and it would add up to about a $1.00 per month per cable subscriber. Time Warner had a battle with Nickelodeon in 2008 and was settled after the deadline. About 10 years ago, ABC and Time Warner got into it where Time Warner did pull ABC and ABC affiliated networks.
Time Warner has struck deals with everyone in the past but the NFL Network and in some way, this Fox deal has a lot to do with the NFL on Fox.
Fox owns DirecTV, which earlier this year renewed with the NFL to carry the games only on DirecTV. This makes the 3rd time this decade that before the deal was over, it was extended to where Time Warner and other cable companies could not bid to get the NFL package. This could be Time Warner not budging just in spite.
It makes Fox look greedy and no one in this economy is going to side with Fox if they knew what it was about. But they don't, which most likely has a lot of people signing up to keep Fox on Time Warner.
I am sure a deal will be in place before American Idol debuts it's new season on Fox in mid-Janaury. However, the bowl games and the NFL game that is expected to go to 80 percent of the nation this Sunday where the Philadelphia Eagles travel to play the Dallas Cowboys with the division and playoff positions are on the line, you just may not get.
The contract expires Thursday. Whose side do you take on this; Fox or Time Warner?-Dr.FB
So what do you think? Is her outfit hot or just stanky? I know it's a kid's awards show, but I think she's trying to bite little miss Miley's style. Let me remind you Miley is yes, suprisingly, 16 years old. And Paula is well, I'm not gonna go there.
So again, is this a hit or a miss?
I personally like her boots....but then again, I have a wild shoe fetish
Here is Joe Jonas at the Nick Awards Saturday Night. Y'll digging the doo?-Dr.FB
Megan Fox. Megan. Megan. Megan. If she wasn't already, she is going to be a teenage boys fantasy for many years to come. And I think she wants to be.
How else can you explain how smoldering hot she looked yesterday. Yesh. Seriously. I can't hate on her even if I tried. It might be early, but I think I am gonna need a drink.-Dr.FB
Happy New Year TV fans! As if not having the NFL Network is bad enough, Time Warner Cable may be taking away other top shows and networks.
According to the AP:
Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 16 other channels will go dark on Time Warner Cable Inc. at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal is not agreed upon by then.
The impasse over carriage fee hikes would mean "SpongeBob" and other popular shows like Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" and Stephen Colbert's "The Colbert Report" will be cut off to 13 million subscribers, said spokesman Alex Dudley, a vice president at Time Warner Cable. The nation's second-largest cable operator primarily serves customers in New York state, the Carolinas, Ohio, Southern California and Texas.
Viacom has asked for fee increases of between 22 percent and 36 percent per channel, an amount that could increase customers' cable bills, Dudley said. Viacom spokeswoman Kelly McAndrew said the requested increase was in the very low double-digit percentage range.
Viacom said the increases would cost an extra 23 cents a month per subscriber — which works out to $35.9 million more in total. It said that Americans spend a fifth of their TV time watching Viacom shows but its fees make up less than 2.5 percent of the Time Warner cable bill.
"We make this request because Time Warner Cable has so greatly undervalued our channels for so long," it said.
"Ultimately, however, if Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV and the rest of our programming is discontinued — over less than a penny per day — we believe viewers will see this behavior by their cable company as outrageous," it said.
Tense negotiations are continuing at the highest level, Dudley said.
Viacom accused Time Warner Cable of not negotiating.
"It is our sincere hope that they will come to the table and negotiate a deal," said McAndrew. The network operator also intends to tell viewers about the dispute in TV ads in 11 major markets.
Part of the disagreement is that most of the popular shows are rerun on Web sites where Viacom collects advertising revenue that it does not share with Time Warner, Dudley said.
This is not good news. Both come off as greedy, regardless of one cent or whatever, not during these times should you be trying to do this.-Dr.FB