Monday, November 21, 2016

2016 AMAs Recap


2016 AMAs Recap

Last year's AMAs may have been the best ever. What's better than the best? This year the AMAs tried to do the impossible and succeeded.

Hats off to Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharaoh for hosting. Hadid was hot as ever and Pharaoh was funny as hell. It was an interesting combination.

Plus, let's acknowledge Bruno Mars' grand entrance. Bruno Mars displayed master showmanship. You must have loved those incredible dance moves he stuck. He didn't miss a beat. And he didn't miss a note singing either.

Fans were treated to an amazing show. Fifth Harmony immediately grabbed everybody's attention. They showed the world why they are the fabulous five last night.

The Weeknd made his triumph return. And it seemed like Drake took home every award imaginable. It was nice seeing fellow Canadians Justin Bieber (via Europe tour) and Shawn Mendes perform.

Niall Horan did his number. Lady Gaga did her thing. Robert Downey Jr. did a tribute to Sting.
You had all the Hollywood stars there.

One could argue Sunday night belonged to Green Day. Other big winners included Twenty One Pilots, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and the Chainsmokers. Talk about sensational. Twenty One Pilots turned the stage into an airplane.

What were your favorite moments from last night's AMAs? Do you think Jennifer Lopez set the bar to high for the new hosts? Were you highly entertained or did you snooze away? What didn't you like?

I think Shawn Mendes Treat You Better could have been better. It was just okay if I'm being honest. However, his Mercy performance was above average border lining great. I believe he was a bit nervous.

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Overall, you can't underestimate the entertainment value of the AMAs. From Lady Gaga to Sting, every performance had exceptional merit. We may not have liked everything but we can agree on some things. For one thing the AMAs were very entertaining.

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Why Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is On Top Of The World


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2016 has been a great year for Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson so far. According to Forbes, he is the highest paid actor- racking in a grand total of $64.5 million. It sounds like he hit the jackpot, doesn't it? Plus, People magazine named him Sexiest Man Alive.

Right now, The Rock is on top of the world. His new movie Moana hits theaters on November 23rd. Credit his “old” movie San Andreas for bringing home most of the bacon last year. Without a doubt, Dwayne Johnson shakes things up whenever possible and slices matters with his muscles for an added bonus.

He's capable of starring in action, drama, and comedy. Action movie Furious 7 is one of my favorite films. Rest in peace Paul Walker. His chemistry with Vin Diesel is amazing. Who remembers the dramatic Gridiron Gang featuring Xzibit? Have you seen the very funny Central Intelligence?

Dwayne Johnson has a long road behind and in front of him. He's come a long way since his World Wrestling Entertainment days. On a side note, who could forget: If you smell what the Rock is cooking? What is more, the 44 year old is only scratching the surface of his potential greatness.

I highly recommend watching Hercules. Hercules showcases The Rock's strengths, literally. Indeed, the celebrity is physically fit but let's not forget his acting strength as well. It takes a certain degree of skill in order to consistently score big and win fans over at the box office.

Maybe, 2017 may be an even better year for Dwayne Johnson than 2016. Fast 8, Baywatch, and Jumanji are highly anticipated movies debuting next year. I hope you stick around for more fun at Guru Jay. If you enjoyed reading this post, check out How Dwayne Johnson and Will Smith Made Their Names Famous.

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Should Camila Cabello Launch Solo Career?


Should Camila Cabello Launch Solo Career?

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Right now, the best thing about Fifth Harmony is Camila Cabello. She is the talk of the town. Everyone wants to know if the songstress will start a solo career. I believe a Fifth Harmony breakup is inevitable. The real question is when will Camila gear up her launching pads.

For the record, I urge Fifth Harmony to stay the course because the female group could be bigger than both Destiny's Child and the Spice Girls. However, I understand logistics and the music industry. Managing 1 ego in showbiz opposed to 5 is a lot simpler, don't you agree? Plus, the record label would have an easier time splitting the money 4 ways.

Can you imagine Fifth Harmony without Camila Cabello though? What would they sound and look like without the lead singer? Who would takeover as the new face of the team? Clearly, this young entertainer has made a major name for herself in a short span of time.

I'm also on record saying if the celebrity can become another Beyonce then by all means let's break them up. Let's not stay together for the sake of an Al Green song. Jokes aside, Guru Jay is all about promoting the crème de la crème in entertainment. Senorita Cabello has proven she's worth it.

Now we can blame Shawn Mendes or Machine Gun Kelly. We can point fingers at Taylor Swift and others. But what good would that do?

We can compare the 5'2” Latina with Zayn. If Zayn hadn't left One Direction, then Pillowtalk would have never been a smashing hit. Aren't you interested in what this Cubana can do on her own?

We've seen Selena (Mexico), Shakira (Colombia). Maybe, it's time for Camila *Cuba.

After spending time reading the tea leaves, I've determined Camila Cabello is determined to leave Fifth Harmony and launch a solo career for the betterment of entertainment. 

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Is Michael Bublé Music's Supermoon?


Is Michael Bublé music's supermoon?

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Michael Bublé may be the best Christmas season singer of all time. He compares favorably with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Mariah Carey. Without question, his Christmas album makes Guru Jay's top 5. What more does Michael Bublé have left to prove?

Plus, as a singer/celebrity his star power shines/glows like a supermoon. For some reason, whenever it snows I think about Bublé. Does he build a compelling case for mother nature and environmental lovers to consume or what? You must love how much the I Believe In You celebrity believes in you all- his fans.

Additionally, The Nobody But Me singer understands how to be himself in front of many others. He doesn't mind being selfish sometimes, which is a good thing. Now, arrogance is another thing all together. He doesn't currently lead 2.43 million Twitter followers by accident.

Moreover, this talented Canadian born musician has won 4 Grammys. Did you know Bublé is a naturalized Italian citizen as well? In other words, his music literally has international reach and global appeal.

“Don't know what the country's coming to. But in Rome do as the Romans do. Will you on an evening in Roma.” Dean Martin said it best: Sott'er Celo De Roma, but Michael Bublé's version is still great.
According to NASA, skywatchers haven't seen a supermoon this close since 1948. Likewise, music enthusiasts won't hear of another Michael Bublé for generations. Maybe, Michael Bublé really is music's supermoon.

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Harry Connick Jr. and the New Orleans Connection


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Have you seen Harry Connick Jr.'s new talk show? The former American Idol judge hosts the self-titled Harry show. It's a fun and upbeat show similar to Ellen DeGeneres's The Ellen Show.

I've seen Harry multiple times. I watched him today right before TMZ Live. Maureen McCormick from the Brady Bunch was his main guest. Everybody in attendance had a good time. Plus, the viewers at home (including me) were pleased.

Near the end of the recording, Harry performed a beautiful song and played the piano. Few people in TV and showbiz are multitalented. What is more, no one can deny his masterful skills.

Born and bred in New Orleans, this celebrity's calling card is his likability. Everybody loves Raymond and Harry too. Connick Jr. possesses the pizzazz. Like Bradley Cooper, he mixes up the gumbo. The secret ingredient is charisma.

Good Morning America's Michael Strahan was bestowed the same gift. I call this the Like Factor. All Harry has to do is smile a little. That's all. And, he'll possibly replace Billy Bush on the Today show.

Millions of people all around the world want entertainment value with their viewership. They need personalities to latch unto, identify with, and support. Now that Oprah's retired, fans crave evermore.

I feel Harry Connick Jr.'s talk show might not last 5 seasons, but his brand will last 5 more decades. They will compare him to Tony Bennett. The question is who will be his Lady Gaga.

How It Ends

You hardly ever see someone making strides, leaps, and bounds in both music and TV. Without question, his name belongs on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He's too talented to be put on the back burner.

You see, Harry Connick Jr. succeeds because he's well connected. Harry Connick Jr. succeeds because of the New Orleans connection. Ellen, Lil Wayne, and all the money makers were born and bred there.

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The 1-2-3 of Music: Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Prince



Music makes the world go 'round. Hear what I'm saying, now. Everything can potentially become music to your ears. The way she speaks to you in that special tone is music. The way our car engine rumbles is music.

Guru Jay thinks he has figured out the world. Let me elaborate some more. Let's start the show!

Today's blog is all about music and greatness. Who is the greatest music artist? Maybe, Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Prince in that order.

A better question is who's music makes the world go 'round the most. I feel that's a difficult question to answer because first of all what defines the world? Are we living under the same sun but in two different worlds?

I've climbed a different mountain than you. I've seen Hollywood stars through a different set of lens. Did you know I wear glasses? Not prescription but sunglasses because I'm cool. And you ladies and gents are the coolest fans on the Planet Earth. I know I've got some cool fans on Mars by now. Shout out to Elon Musk and Google.

Put it to you this way. Like Elvis, I can't help falling in love with you and some things are meant to be. You're meant to read right now.


Where are my Michael Jackson fans? You all are the most precious on the globe. Happy Belated Halloween! Because this is “Thriller, Thriller, Night. You're fighting for your life!”

Maybe, Prince was the greatest because he owned all his work. The artist known by a symbol was a true businessman. He left behind wealth in terms of financial and musical.

Maybe, nobody can be better than Elvis. In total, Elvis sold approximately 1 billion records. So it's safe to say if alive he would be a billionaire. What is more, he has nearly 1 billion fans. It seems like there a billion Presley impersonators. Plus,the Blue Suede shoe salesman leads a quarter million Twitter followers.

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Michael Jackson has 76 million Facebook likes. Prince made Purple Rain and the rest is history. To conclude, I've come to a conclusion that Elvis, Michael Jackson and Prince made the world go 'round with their music.  

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!