Tennis: The Ultimate Secret Fangirl Sport

We aren’t big on sports, but we do LOVE tennis!  The first grand slam of the year kicked off last week in Melbourne, Australia in record-high temperatures of 107F and up.  Now that’s HOT but not nearly as hot as some of the men that play tennis.

We could tell you all the reasons why we love the sport, but instead just enjoy some photos of our favorite young players.  And if you aren’t a secret fangirl of tennis yet, this just might be enough to convince you to tune in for week 2 of the Australian Open.

1.  Grigor Dmitrov
The 22 year old Bulgarian, dating Maria Sharapova, just made it to the 4th round of a slam for the 1st time in his career.  We’re hoping to see more of Grigor in the 2nd week, especially if it means him sharing more photos like this:
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2. Ryan Harrison
Or, as we like to call him “Chino,”  thanks to his uncanny resemblance to one Ryan Atwood of The OC.  The 21-year old Louisiana native, is also really great at Twitter and has a self-confessed love of the song “Call Me Maybe.”  He can call us anytime.
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3. Milos Raonic
Hypothetically, Milos would be the Seth Cohen to Ryan “Chino” Harrison, but technically he is not.  The 6-foot-5 Canadian does have a fast serve to rival Cohen’s quick wit.
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4.  Jack Sock
The 21-year old American has on edge over his fellow players – he an already call himself a Grand Slam champion, after winning the Mixed Doubles trophy with Melanie Oudin in 2011.  He also has an awesome name – “Advantage, Sock.”
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5.  Quisner
Just look at these lovable dorks and occasional doubles team.  Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey are bearing the flag of US Men’s tennis, following Andy Roddick’s retirement in 2012. (WE MISS YOU ANDY!!)
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The Australian Open is airing now on ESPN and the Tennis Channel nightly from 7pm EST, with Men’s Quarterfinal action in play today.   The Men’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday, January 26th.

Midnight Red Are Going On Tour!

The boys of Midnight Red just announced via Twitter that they’re heading out on tour with Austin Mahone on the MTV Artist To Watch Tour… and then with The Wanted on the Word Of Mouth Tour!

We are so excited to see the guys in concert again and what they’re cooking up for these huge tours!! Hopefully more choreographed dances moves than ever before!

Check out the dates from the Midnight Red Facebook below.

MTV Artist to Watch Tour with Austin Mahone
1. 2/24 – Miami, FL – Jackie Gleason Theatre
2. 2/25 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
3. 2/26 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
4. 2/27 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
5. 3/2 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
6. 3/4 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
7. 3/5 – NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom
8. 3/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
9. 3/7 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10. 3/9 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

THE WANTED Word Of Mouth Tour
1. 4/8 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
2. 4/9 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
3. 4/11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
4. 4/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
5. 4/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
6. 4/15 – Montreal, QU – Metropolis
7. 4/17 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
8. 4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
9. 4/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10. 4/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11. 4/23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
12. 4/25 – Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
13. 4/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
14. 4/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
15. 4/29 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
16. 5/1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
17. 5/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
18. 5/4 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
19. 5/5 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
20. 5/7 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
21. 5/9 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
22. 5/11 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
23. 5/14 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavil
24. 5/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
25. 5/16 – Kansas City – The Uptown Theatre

There are still a few tickets left for some dates on the MTV Artist To Watch Tour, so get yours before they’re all gone!!

Midnight Red are also planning something big for this summer (rumor has it: they’ll be joining 1D on their stadium tour) and the guys are definitely planning on visiting their fans over seas so be on the look out for that news.

Don’t forget to follow Midnight Red on Twitter!

Aaron Carter Releases New Song – “Let Go”

It’s been a hot minute since Aaron Carter released new music but he’s out to prove that even bankruptcy can’t stop him! (sorry AC, we had to go there) Aaron is coming back stronger than ever with new music and private lunch parties for his fans on tour!! Click here for all the details about how you can have lunch with Aaron Carter.

Aaron’s new song, “Let Go” is streaming on his SoundCloud account for your listening pleasure right now.

https://twitter.com/aaroncarter/status/423925366349000704

Check it out here

Don’t forget to tweet Aaron Carter what you think of the song!  Use the hashtags #Aaronators and #LetGo and he might even follow you back!!

Throwback Thursday: 2Be3

If you thought American boy bands were kind of ridiculous back in the day, you haven’t gone looking for 90s boy bands from Europe!  While they all have the same elements that shot Backstreet Boys and NKOTB to the top of our charts, European boy bands did it better…and with an accent!

Let’s focus on the French boy band, 2Be3.

The group of friends came together as 2Be3 in 1996, producing three studio albums and touring Europe until they disbanded in 2001.  They even starred in a television show on a national Francophone network called Pour être libre, or “To Be Free” which ran for 40 episodes. While the whole thing might be in French, its easy to tell how these three friends were superstars in their homeland.  Click here to watch an episode from the show. Too bad we didn’t know about this years ago…we would have moved to France just for them!!!

2Be3 did have one English-language single aptly titled “Excuse My French” and we can’t stop giggling at how ridiculous this all seems now but back in the 90s…the music and the clothes were a big deal!!

Is it just us, or does the one in the middle look like Channing Tatum a little bit?

Feature photo source: PurePeople.com

Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour Summer 2014 Dates

Summer tour announcements are rolling in!   Just thinking about a hot summer night under the stars listening to our favorite music is (almost) enough to get us through this cold January.   Is it Memorial Day yet?!

Katy Perry just announced dates for the North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour, launching June 22nd in Raleigh, NC.  Katy will be hitting arenas across the country, with openers Kacey Musgraces, Capital Cities, and Tegan & Sara, depending on the city.

Check out the dates below, and be sure to check out KatyPerry.com for all the tour info!   Facebook presales for the tour start on January 23rd.

KATY PERRY PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR:
6/22/14 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena *
6/24/14 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center *
6/27/14 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena *
6/28/14 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena *
6/30/14 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum *
7/2/14 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center *
7/3/14 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena *
7/9/14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
7/11/14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center *
7/15/14 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre *
7/16/14 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre *
7/18/14 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre *
7/22/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center *
7/24/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center *
8/1/14 – Boston, MA – TD Garden *
8/4/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center *
8/7/14 – Chicago, IL – United Center *
8/10/14 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena ^
8/11/14 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills ^
8/13/14 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena ^
8/14/14 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena ^
8/16/14 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center ^
8/17/14 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center ^
8/19/14 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center ^
8/20/14 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena ^
8/22/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center ^
8/23/14 – Fargo, ND – FARGODOME ^
8/26/14 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre ^
8/28/14 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre ^
8/29/14 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome ^
8/31/14 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place ^
9/9/14 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena #
9/12/14 – Portland, OR – Moda Center #
9/13/14 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome #
9/16/14 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center #
9/19/14 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center #
9/22/14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center #
9/25/14 – Glendale, AZ – Jobing.com Arena #
9/26/14 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena #
9/29/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena #
9/30/14 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center #
10/2/14 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center #
10/5/14 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum #
10/6/14 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
10/8/14 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena #
10/10/14 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center ~

*With Capital Cities
^ With Kasey Musgraves
# With Tegan and Sara
~ TBD

Image from Katy Perry’s Facebook

Jesse McCartney: In Technicolor Part 1

We’ve been fans of Jesse McCartney and his beautiful soul since his days in Dream Street.  He took a short break from music since the release of Departure, but he’s back with a new EP: In Technicolor Part 1.   The EP includes “Back Together,” which was released over the summer while J Mac was on tour with the Backstreet Boys and has a fun Timberlake-esque vibe to it.

The EP starts with a spacey Drake – sounding intro aptly titled “In Technicolor (Part 1)” that compares finding ‘the one’ to having your black and white world shocked into what else – technicolor!
“Tie The Knot” puts the horns and the funky Timberlake vibe into full force as McCartney swings in wearing a tux (at least we imagine him in a tux) begging “C’mon girl let’s tie the knot!” He really knows how to win our hearts and you can bet we all still day dream about marrying J Mac!

Jesse says this four song EP is just a taste for what he has in store for his full length release. Finally, new J Mac music!!
Now, what do we have to do to get Summerland on Netflix?

In Technicolor Part 1 is available now on iTunes

Don’t forget to follow Jesse on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates!

Lance Bass Is “Walking On Air” on January 21

Get ready for some music from our favorite former NSYNC-er Lance Bass!

He shared the official cover art on his Instagram earlier today.   The single drops January 21 and features Anise K, Bella Blue and even Snoop Dogg (or is it Snoop Lion now?)

We are really excited to hear this song and hopefully more music from Lance really soon!  If he goes on tour, count us in for Ultimate VIP Packages!

Follow Lance on Twitter and Instagram.

Feature photo from Lance Bass’s Instagram.

We are all fangirls at heart.