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Second Chew Trade Lands on NYT Best Sellers List

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Conventions, Image Comics,

Chew #12The congratulations keep coming for writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory!

Following in the footsteps of the Image comic’s first trade paperback, Taster’s Choice, the second volume, International Flavor landed on the New York Times Best Sellers List this week. Considering that the movie buzz has sent fans flocking to comic book stores and blockading much of the list, this is quite an accomplishment.

The series follows Tony Chu, an FDA agent who receives psychic sensations from anything he consumes (coined a “cibopath”), on his adventures in a reality where eating chickens is illegal.

Layman and Guillory are scheduled to be at , selling the hardcover Chew Omnivore Edition (set for wide release on August 11) as well as a special convention variant cover for Chew #12 (in stores next week, on July 14). Make sure you get there quick—I have a hard time believing that a cover titled “The Radioactive Mona Lisa Chicken Cover” will take long to sell out.

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Glee’s Charice Takes on Shania Twain Song

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Performances, Videos, Covers,

If you don’t regularly watch Oprah Winfrey or Ellen DeGeneres, there’s a very good chance you don’t know who Charice is. But if you’re a fan of Glee, you soon will.

Next fall, the YouTube sensation from the Philippines will join the hit FOX show in a recurring role. It’s been reported the 18-year-old will play a talented foreign exchange student who brings out the jealousy in Rachel Berry (Lea Michele).

After hearing Charice cover Shania Twain’s “Still the One,” I wouldn’t be surprised to see other Glee characters green with envy as well. I only wish Twain could have heard a performance like this one when she mentored American Idol.

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Lady Gaga Trades Bubbles in For Gun Bra

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Music, Clothing, Fashion Police, Style, Photos,

Lady Gaga on the cover of Rolling Stone



artist has come a long way since her bubbly, fresh Rolling Stone cover. To prove it, she has ditched the pink lipstick and blonde afro for assault rifles and slick bob.

Still barely clothed for her second Rolling Stones cover, Gaga displays a current habit of reusing her music video wardrobe (i.e. “Telephone” studded bra and panties at a recent Mets game), as it’s obvious these are the same guns from her Alejandro video. Economical or tiresome?

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Weekend Reading: Bob Bolling, Dave Simons, Kirk Alyn and Chuck Jones

Kirk AlynHey Librarians! Pack up your decimals of Dewey and head out to Washington DC, where all the cool graphic novels are going to be talked about. It’s the American Library Association’s annual conference, and it’s set for June 24-June 29. Early Word has the word on all the graphic novel programming just waiting for you.

Dave Simons: It’s been one year since the death of the acclaimed artist Dave Simons and his friend Daniel Best and 20th Century Danny Boy remembers him with stories and quotes, like this one: “Here is my recipe for a winning comic book cover: Flame. Gorilla. Skull. Hot chick. Other elements of interest: Nazis, dinosaurs.” I would totally buy Flaming Gorilla Skull Chick Vs. Nazi Dinosaur #1 from any publisher. Even at $3.99. I’ll even write it. And I wish Dave was still alive to draw it.

Superman Serials: The Bijou Blog takes a look at those Superman movies that most comic book fans don’t care about: the old serials like Superman and Atom Man Vs. Superman, starring Kirk Alyn. “His Superman seems stern at times, then happy-go-lucky, but also happens to take a sadistic glee in cracking two crooks’ heads together. The cape appears to give him some trouble. Alyn is seen to push it out of his way several times and he never runs while in costume, doing more of a ballet leap to keep from tripping.”

Click to continue reading Weekend Reading: Bob Bolling, Dave Simons, Kirk Alyn and Chuck Jones

VIDEO: Dixie Chicks Cover Train’s Soul Sister

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Performances, Country, Covers, Rock,

Sometimes a song comes along that is so fun and catchy, you don’t mind singing it repeatedly—until you’ve you completely banned the tune from your household.

While I haven’t (yet) written off Train’s “Soul Sister,” I’m coming dangerously close. But in the meantime, I going to listen to the cover it a few times more. I mean, after all, it really feels like those girls were meant to sing that song to begin with.

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VIDEO: Pink Sings Adam Lambert Song

may have been the one who recorded “Whataya Want From Me,” but that doesn’t mean he’s the only person who can perform it.

Although - the tune’s songwriter - claims Lambert can “sing it way better” than her, I’m not sure I actually agree.

After listening to her cover the track during her European tour, let us know what you think. Should Pink have just kept the song for herself?

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Lee DeWyze Covers Marilyn Manson

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Performances, Covers,

Lee DeWyze

winner Lee DeWyze charmed fans with his crooked smile and heartfelt vocals, but before the days of reality TV, DeWyze flirted with more darker musical stylings.

TMZ has unearthed a copy of a track Lee recorded in his pre-Idol days: a cover of Marilyn Manson’s “Beautiful People.”

The song never made it on an album, but now you can to it as much as you like.

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Kelly Clarkson Performs Duet with Chris Daughtry

If I ever hear another hopeful sing Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” another time, I swear I’ll scream. That’s why this Chapman cover by two Idol vets is so refreshing—and awesome.

On Sunday night, Season 1 winner and Season 5 contestant Chris Daughtry collaborated on “Fast Car” before a crowd in Nashville. Ticket sales from Daughtry’s concert were donated to help with flood relief in the area.

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VIDEO: Reba McEntire Sings Beyonce’s ‘If I Were a Boy’

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Videos, Country, Covers, R&B / Soul,

Listen up, American Idol wannabes. This is exactly how you “make a song your own.”

While covers of Beyonce songs aren’t an entirely new thing these days (you may/may not want to listen to Liza Minnelli’s version of “Single Ladies” here), good interpretations are still a joy to hear.

Never thought “If I Were a Boy” could be turned into a country hit? Well, then Reba McEntire - with this performance for CMT’s Unplugged - is about to prove you wrong.

LISTEN: Liza Minnelli Covers ‘Single Ladies’

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Covers, Pop, Soundtracks,

As we mentioned earlier, the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack features songs from a number of female artists like Dido and Erykah Badu. It even includes a duet from Leona Lewis and Jennifer Hudson. But the track that will have David Gest - and possibly others - cringing is the one from Liza Minnelli.

How does the 64-year-old’s version of “Single Ladies” stack up to Beyonce’s original? Well - if you’re a Minnelli fan, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

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