Posts by Claudine Zap

  • Justin Timberlake Brings the Funny Back on 'Saturday Night Live'

    Claudine Zap at Live Nation 1 yr ago

    On Sunday at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream Justin Timberlake's concert from Kórinn Sports Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland . Tune in HERE to watch !


    Is there anything Justin Timberlake can't do? The pop star is currently entertaining fans on his 20/20 World Tour. He's also launched a successful career on the big screen. And the 33-year-old is already a Saturday Night Live legend — having delivered some of the show's most memorable moments. ( D--- in a Box , anyone?)

    What's JT's secret to being a repeat — and repeatedly hilarious — feature on the live comedy show? The triple-threat brings the silly. Take Wrappingville : Timberlake appears as an outlandishly dressed, dueling holiday gift wrap “rapper" along with host Jimmy Fallon done up as a gift bag.

  • World Cup Song Disappoints World Cup Fans on Web

    Claudine Zap at Yahoo Music 1 yr ago

    The official World Cup song is hitting an off note with some soccer fans.

    Critics on the Web say the single "We Are One (Ole Ola)" doesn't showcase enough of the host country, Brazil. Instead, Cuban-American Pitbull takes center stage, along with Bronx native, Jennifer Lopez.

    Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte appears in the video but for far less time than the other two performers. And the Brazilian-themed video, set in a stadium with Carnival dancers, Latin-style drummers, and energetic crowds, was actually shot in Fort Lauderdale, not South America.

    Commenters have tweeted their displeasure and want to bring back Shakira's popular 2010 World Cup hit, "Waka Waka."

    Shakira's world cup song is so much better than Pitbull's. In terms of video and music

    Shakira's 2010 world cup song is 10x's better then Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez's 2014 world cup song

    The fact that they chose Pitbull to make the World Cup song rather than Shakira is something I'll never be able to forgive

    Looks like she has won over the World Cup crowds before the games have even begun.

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  • Katy Perry's Latest Gift: Her 'Birthday' Video

    Claudine Zap at Yahoo Music 1 yr ago

    In her latest video, "Birthday," Katy Perry pretends to be five of "the world's worst birthday party entertainers." Give that woman an Oscar!

    Perry attended five different, apparently real-life, birthday parties in disguise as the entertainment. The problem is, she's your worst nightmare.

    She's hilariously bad. As an animal wrangler, she makes kids cry. As a creepy clown, she seems to cause a car crash. At a senior home, she shocks with an aging burlesque act — and then supposedly passes out. And, spoiler alert, she never reveals herself... except as her princess character.

    (Note: Video contains profanities)

    The video is her gift to the possibly very unhappy guests. Sounds nuts, right? Guess who agrees: Katy Perry tweeted, "Guys. The video for #Birthday is the most insane one I've ever done."

    Awful or awesome? See for yourself.

  • Madonna and Son All Matchy-Matchy in Grammy Get-Ups

    Claudine Zap at Yahoo Music 2 yrs ago

    Not impressed by Madonna’s Grammy look? Blame her boy.

    The Material Mom and son David worked the red carpet in matching Ralph Lauren outfits.

    "For this look, I followed his lead. He dressed me tonight," the pop star said. "He wanted me to dress like him, so I obeyed him.”

    [Photos: Arrivals at the 2014 Grammys Red Carpet]

    “Yes, I did,” David said about playing stylist.

    The two wore black tuxedo jackets, black pants, white shirts and black ties — and topped the look with broad-brimmed hats. Madonna accessorized with a cane (due to a lingering dance injury), sparkly fingerless gloves, “me” ring… and a gold grill.

    "Yeah, I'm grillin',” she said. “It pisses everybody off when I wear my grill, so that's why I wear it.” That Madge, always the rebel...

    She did spill some of her grillin’ secrets. Madonna wears the tooth bling "when it matches my outfit. When I don't have to eat. Actually, I've learned to eat with my grill in.”

  • Creepy Clown Invades Grammys! But There's a Perfectly Good Reason...

    Claudine Zap at Yahoo Music 2 yrs ago

    There's a clown on the Grammysred carpet. We're sorry if this image causes you nightmares.   Oh, but wait. It's just one of the co-founders of Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot... no need for concern!

    As rock fans well know, Shawn Crahan (who actually goes by the name "Clown" on stage) has considered a clown mask part of a proper going-out ensemble since the late '90s. So, it's no real surprise that the drummer showed up in the freaky get-up, although he frightened a few folks not familiar with his band's signature look.

    Can we talk about the terrifying clown walking the #ERedCarpet at the #Grammys?!

    — E! Online (@eonline) January 26, 2014


  • Boise Fry Company Shares Strategy: Five Steps for French-Frying

    Claudine Zap at Yahoo On the Road 2 yrs ago

    As On the Road made its way to Idaho, where potato is king, Chow Ciao host Fabio Viviani stopped in Boise to master the art of making the perfect fry.

    The man to show him how: Boise Fry Company co-owner Blake Lingle, who walked Chef Fabio through the five steps of French-frying a potato, ending with a fry-flavoring competition, for which Lingle clearly holds the home-field advantage.

    Fun fact: At the Boise Fry Company, the purple taters are the most popular menu item.

    This was one of the tastier stops for Yahoo's concert tour On the Road. The show moves on to Europe. Keep up with event details and more.

  • Yahoo! On the Road: Austin Super Smoothies

    Claudine Zap at Yahoo On the Road 2 yrs ago

    One of the perks of touring the country during the On the Road concert festival is checking out the local attractions.

    One such place -- JuiceLand in Austin, Texas -- drew in thirsty and curious Yahoo! hosts Ben Lyons and Jerry Trainor, star of Nickelodeon’s “Wendell & Vinnie.”

    Watch the video to see our fearless reporters sample a greenish-looking beverage called a Ninja Bachelor Party. One of the juice bar's most popular specialty blends, it mixes up fresh jalapeno, pineapple, kale, parsley, celery, and salt. Um, yum?

    But it gets even stranger from there. Juice shop proprietor Jordan says the shop's made-to-order concoctions include other odd additions like hemp seeds and hemp protein, as well as Himalayan salt and Ormus Supergreens, a "green mix grown out of diatomaceous earth" from volcanic ash in Utah. Translation: fancy dirt.

    Clearly, this is not your basic glass of orange juice. There are some serious claims going into these silly-sounding mixes of fruits, veggies, and other weird stuff. But are the health claims all hype?

    But not everyone is convinced of the benefits of these fancy juice drinks.

  • Billy Joel’s Big-Hearted Duet Goes Viral

    Claudine Zap at Stop The Presses! 2 yrs ago

    Meet the Piano Man Jr. As seen in a video that's taking the Internet by storm, Billy Joel fulfilled a Vanderbilt University student's ultimate dream: a onstage performance of "New York State of Mind" with the singer-songwriter.

    The student, Michael Pollack, stood up during a question-and-answer session with the singer and posed what had to be the question he's been waiting to ask his whole life.

    Mentioning the performer's sax player, he said, "My favorite song of yours is 'New York State of Mind.' I was very fortunate to play with Richie Cannata many times in New York City, and I was wondering if I could play it with you."

    After a short pause, Joel said, "OK."

    To wild cheers, the student went onstage, and Joel asked him, "What do you play? You play piano? What key do you do it in?"

    "What key do you want it in?" Pollack shot back. The musical talent then showed that he could tickle the keys. From the first chords, it was clear: This kid could play.

    The college freshman almost stole the show with his obvious skills, and the crowd went wild for the performance.

  • Rick Springfield Arrested For Missing A Court Date

    Claudine Zap at Stop The Presses! 2 yrs ago

    Singer-songwriter Rick Springfield had a close call with the law. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department confirmed to Yahoo! that the 63-year-old was arrested this morning on a bench warrant.

    But before he could be booked, Springfield's lawyer contacted the judge and had the warrant recalled.

    The performer, who apparently skipped a February court date tied to a DUI from 2011, had been expected to show proof he had completed an alcohol education program and pay $1,555 in fines, according to TMZ.

    The "Jessie's Girl" star posted a photo on his Facebook page of the sheriff's station where he found himself today, writing:

    "My home away from home. Lost hills sheriff station. Arrested this am on a bench warrant. I didn't know that I was supposed appear in court a few weeks ago. It was to do with the old DUI charge and it's been cleared up and i am free to go. Thought I might miss the gig tonite but I will be there and we will celebrate together."