With all the news surrounding the weird dance that Miley Cyrus was doing during the MTV VMAs, Brendan Spaar has to ask the question that is on everyone's mind: What is twerking?? Apparently ABC News found a Phd Professor of exercise (I guess you really can get a graduate degree in football) Michelle Olson who explained that twerking is "a combination movement involving a deep squat and a pelvic tilt." The good doctor did caution against over-twerking saying that it "might throw out the lower back or make the knees creak." One thing that this article does not explain is where the dance came from. The dance actually originated in New Orleans Louisiana back in 1993, before Miley was even born!
The world will never hear Linda Ronstadt sing again. That's because, as was announced to the AARP, the singer has Parkinson's disease. Brendan Spaar remembers Ronstadt's hit song Hurt So Bad. Other songs include You're No Good and and Don't Know Much. The last album to be released from the iconic singer came out in 2006 and featured the Cajun singer Ann Savoy.
That's right readers, tomorrow night MTV will air the bare minimum it needs to in order to keep its Music Television namesake. That's when we will see actual music videos on television, if only for a few hours. If you are like Brendan Spaar and remember a time when all that MTV aired were music videos then you will want to tune in to relive the past. Stephen Colbert has already made it rather public that the surprise guest of the night will be Daft Punk (so try to act surprised!). TMZ also showed Joey Fatone (the Fat One) landing in New York last night so an NSYNC reunion may be in the works too. We already know that Justin Timberlake will be accepting an award for Best Musician that very rarely produces music anymore. What other surprises should we look forward to? Macelmore will be showing off his Thrift Shop clothes and Robin Thick will be answering why his song of the summer is so catchy.
Rapper Chris Brown was none too happy last night when he went on a Twitter rant about the community service hours that the court assigned him. Brown, as Brendan Spaar remembers, is on probation for beating singer Rhianna's face in back in 2009 shortly before the Grammy's. As a result, he was sentenced to community service and 5 years of probation. It appears that no one explained to CB what probation was all about. You are not to be arrested or charged with any crime while you are on probation. Unfortunately for Brown, he was charged with a hit-and-run accident, violating his probation, and sentencing Brown to an additional 1,000 hours of community service.
This all leads to the twitter rant. Brown went on Twitter Thursday night and posted such gems as "Nigga done 6 months community service wit (sic) police and the DA racist ass crying to the system that I didn't do it. Fuck the SYSTEM!"
Chris Brown will not be scoring any points with police, law enforcement, or English majors with his latest Twitter rants. At least now he has something new to rap about.
Not even an order of protection could keep John M. Dubis away from singer and media star Jennifer Lopez. This man was arrested and charged with staying in J-Lo's pool house for over a week! Mr. Dubis was arraigned Aug. 9 on two felonies, second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal contempt, and two misdemeanors, fourth-degree stalking and possession of burglar tools. Brendan Spaar has learned that his next court date is Aug. 28. The suspect was being held in Suffolk County jail on a $100,000 bail, or bond as some people refer to it as. Jennifer Lopez's home is an eight-bedroom, 7 1/2-bath home on a private cul-de-sac. That is quite a nice place for Jenny From the Block.