Twisted Returns to ABC Family February 11th!

Two major things to be excited about this week:  we’re nearly halfway through February!  Which mean’s it’s almost summer, right?  And, more importantly, “Twisted” returns this week!   The show, which premiered on ABC Family over the summer, is back with all new episodes and the conclusion to it’s freshman season.  While we will watch pretty much anything that airs on The CW or ABC Family, we have to admit that “Twisted” is a notch or two above the rest.

Maybe it’s because it reminds us of The Greatest Show of All Time, AKA “The OC.”  Why you ask?

Danny (aka Beck aka Avan Jogia) is Ryan Atwood.  Like Ryan, Danny has that brooding outsider thing down to a T, and a knack for greeting people with a punch in the jaw instead of a hello.   Maybe a habit they picked up in juvy?  Both were also given nicknames “Chino” (Ryan) and “Socio” (Danny) – just in case they forgot where they came from, and share a similar dry sense of humor.  (“They let you watch Glee in prison?” “It was part of our punishment.”)

Rico (Ashton Moio) is Seth Cohen.  Really, we think that Ashton studied old episodes of “The OC” to prepare for his role as Rico, because he has that witty, sarcastic, fast-talking, cute nerdy thing Adam Brody is famous for perfected.   Rico also has a longtime secret crush, and a tendency to say whatever he is thinking, no matter how awkward things may get.  His gradual bonding with Danny is also pretty adorable to watch, and we’re hoping it grows into a bromance to rival Seth & Ryan’s.

Lacey (Kylie Bunbury) is Marissa Cooper.   Most popular girl in school who seems to have it all, but is actually bored by it all, has a secret about her father, falls for the bad boy, do we see a pattern here?   The only thing she is missing is using a Chanel tote bag as a backpack.

Jo (Maddie Hasson) is a female Seth Cohen.  Unlike the rest of the community, Jo immediately welcomes Danny and the return of his friendship.  She’s willing to stand up for him, no matter what, and doesn’t worry what that might mean for her reputation.  A scene in the pilot, where Danny rescues a drunk Jo from a party, by punching the popular jock in the face, reminds us of the infamous “Welcome to The OC, bitch!” beach party scene.

Karen Desai (Denise Richards) is Julie Cooper-Nichol-Cooper-Atwood-we lost track.   It’s only been a half season, and we’ve already seen that Karen Desai is more than capable of rivaling Julie Cooper’s wheeling and dealing.  The biggest thing they have in common, and are often misunderstood for, is that they’d do anything for their children.  There was also some sort of love triangle going on with Jo’s parents, and Danny’s, that gave us serious flashbacks to the Sandy-Kirsten-Jimmy-Julie romantic rhombus of yore.  (We’ll be honest, we don’t pay much attention to the “parent plot lines” on these shows.  Unless Sandy Cohen is involved.)

Tess Masterson (Kimberley Quinn) is Kirsten Cohen.  She dated Mr. Desai in high school, and Karen has always been jealous of this.  (See above romantic rhombus!)   It’s been a while since we took the SATs, but an analogy would be Tess:Mr. Desai as Kirsten:Jimmy Cooper.

Archie (Grey Damon) is Luke Ward.  Danny’s punching bag of choice, Archie knows just what to say to push Danny’s buttons.  The popular jock is also dating Lacey, until she dumps him for Danny.  Still waiting to see if he’ll pull a Luke-like transition.

Mr. Masterson (Sam Robards) is Nate Archibald’s dad, The Captain!  This has nothing to do with “The OC,” but just sharing in case you were wondering why you recognized him.

Check out the trailer for the rest of the season below.  You can catch up on the first 11 episodes of Twisted on Netflix, or during the all-day marathon on ABC Family February 11th.   Don’t miss the premiere following Pretty Little Liars, Tuesday at 9pm!

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Hot Chelle Rae Premiere’s Lyric Video for “Don’t Say Goodnight”

The guys in Hot Chelle Rae just premiered their brand new lyric video for the new single “Don’t Say Goodnight” on Saturday Night Online!
Check out the video on the band’s VEVO page as well.

Don’t forget to buy “Don’t Say Goodnight” on iTunes!  It’s only 69 cents!!!
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Hot Chelle Rae Debut “Don’t Say Goodnight”

We caught up with Hot Chelle Rae in Times Square and they were more than happy to take pictures with the fans outside!
We may have word vomited and told the guys we downloaded the song from Youtube so we could listen to it but they were really cool about it and loved it! Ryan exclaimed to the camera man “Look at this!! That’s a true fan right here!! She even has album art! That’s awesome.”  He also told us they hope to have a new album out by summer (Does this mean a summer tour? We hope so!!) If you ever get the chance to meet the guys in Hot Chelle Rae, definitely take it because they are absolute sweethearts!

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Check out the new single, “Don’t Say Goodnight” from Youtube below!


Hot Chelle Rae are going to be in Brooklyn on Saturday February 8th for the Z100 Lifestyle Health & Wellness Expo at Skylight One Henson. Doors open at 12 Noon, HCR plays at 4pm, and best of all…the event is FREE! Click HERE for all of the details.

Don’t forget to buy the new single, “Don’t Say Goodnight” on iTunes tonight at midnight!
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5 Seconds Of Summer – “She Looks So Perfect” Lyric Video

Lyric videos have become all the rage in the past 3 years, so much that bands go out of their way to make them like super special versions of music videos!

5 Seconds Of Summer released a really neat lyric video their new single, “She Looks So Perfect”. Check it out in the tweet from the band below!

Don’t forget to follow the band on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

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Brush Up on Your Winter Sports Movies in Time for the Olympics!

The 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia are just around the corner (seriously, they start tomorrow!) and with the sudden influx of snow in the city, if we aren’t in the park sledding and having snowball fights…we’re parked on the couch with hot chocolate (and tea) watching our favorite winter sports themed movies!

1. The Mighty Ducks Trilogy


This film franchise was the reason we dusted off our in-line skates in the summer, and made us want to join the hockey team in the winter. Starring Joshua Jackson as Charlie Conway and Emilio Estevez as Coach Gordon Bombay, and Kenan Thompson as Russ Tyler, The Mighty Ducks movies follow a rag-tag team of misfits navigating their way through peewee hockey, the Junior Goodwill Games, and eventually high school.  And let’s not forget the original Banksy aka Adam Banks, who reluctantly joined the team mid-season but eventually became a full-fledged Duck.  Quack Quack Quack!

2. Genius

Charlie Boyle is Chaz Anthony. Chaz Anthony is Charlie Boyle. They’re the same person. Except Charlie wears glasses and a lab coat while Chaz dons a leather jacket and spikey hair. Hannah Montana before there was Hannah Montana! Charlie is a science nerd trying to defy gravity (he’s in college and he isn’t even 14). When he starts to tutor a beautiful girl named Clair (played by Emmy Rossum) Charlie enrolls in the local high school, reinventing himself as a bad boy slacker – Chaz Anthony. The movie follows Charlie’s struggles of living a double life and how you can defy gravity while playing ice hockey!

3. Cool Runnings

“If enough people say they can believe, Jamaica, we got a bobsled team!” Cool Runnings is loosely based off the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team made up of the fastest sprinters in Jamaica.  It’s also one of the most quotable movies of all time.  “Hey Sanka, what ya smoking?”  “I’m not smoking, I’m breathing!”   And it stars 90s icons such as Doug E. Doug and John Candy.

AJR Brothers Announce New Contest!

Our favorite band of brothers AJR announced a new contest today on Twitter!

Share the “I’m Ready” video with your favorite celeb on twitter (and be creative!)  The winner gets a signed t-shirt and mini-posters.  The contest starts now and ends Saturday, February 8th at 5pm.  What are you waiting for..start tweeting!

As the legend goes, AJR got their first big break when they tweeted a link to the song to Sia, who loved the song so much she asked the boys for a meeting!

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We can’t wait to see AJR open for The Vamps later this month at their sold-out Gramercy Theatre show!

Dan + Shay Announce Debut Album Release Date

Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow this year but we can see the bright summer sun shining in our future and WOW! does it look like a promising spring/summer for rising artists!

Dan + Shay announced via Twitter today that their highly anticipated debut album will be released through Warner Music Nashville on April 1st, 2014.

We can only hope that their entire album is as catchy and fun as “19 You + Me”!

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Catch them on tour this spring with Hunter Hayes and later in the summer with Blake Shelton!

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