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October 29, 2013
VIDEO: Virgin America’s New Safety Information Video Will Make You Want To Get Up And Dance (In The Sky)!
Virgin America never ceases to amaze us… and if you’ve ever flown the airline, you’re probably nodding in agreement.
There’s a number of different reasons why I love flying Virgin. For coast-to-coast travel in the U.S., Virgin America is an ferociously fabulous experience (unlike most airlines), featuring purple LED lights and leather seats throughout the cabin, outlets for charging below every seat, oh — and their in-flight entertainment system totally trumps all: you can not only order food and drink right from your seat, but you can also chat with fellow passengers.
The airline made waves in the industry in 2007 when it became the first U.S. airline to feature a cheeky safety video across its fleet (an animated cult classic). Now, they’re taking it to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL, enlisting one of Hollywood’s BLOCKBUSTER film directors Jon M. Chu (from ‘Step Up 2& 3’, ‘GI Joe: Retaliation’ and more), “American Idol” season 9 alum, Todrick Hall, who created the music & lyrics for the video, and “So You Think You Can Dance” stars Cyrus Spencer, Sasha Mallory, Phillip Chbeeb and Marko Germar.
For more on the video and more info on the chance to be cast in a future version of the safety video, keep reading…Read More
May 14, 2013
Carrie Underwood: I Always Knew I Would Be Rich, Famous & Marry a Hot Guy!
Country music superstar Carrie Underwood is opening up about everything from grappling with all that comes with fame and her personality to her marriage with husband Mike Fisher and what she wrote about herself in her high school yearbook, in the June issue of Marie Claire’s (on stands May 21st).
On her personality: “I’m not a mushy person at all. We were never a huggy family. Or a ‘let’s talk it out’ family. Technically I have siblings but they are quite a bit older than me – I was the accident – so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I’m a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean…I’m not a sociopath.”
On anxiety: “At the beginning of my career, I used to have panic attacks. People were touching me, screaming – it made me really nervous. In public, I just get nervous. It’s a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in. The fans are great. It’s not their fault. I don’t ever want to come across as ungrateful. But on my end, it is hard for me to process. Because I am still just me.”
On awkward moments: “My husband calls me the queen of awkward moments. Anything that can be made awkward, I will make it awkward.”
What she wrote in her high school yearbook: “You were supposed to say what you would be doing in 10 years, and I said, ‘I will be rich, famous, and married to a hot guy.’ I guess I should have added a few more things.”
On having kids: “I don’t feel old enough to have kids. I know I am mature. But being responsible for another human?”Read More
March 22, 2013
Jessica Sanchez: “Tonight” Music Video Premiere featuring Ne-Yo! — WATCH IT NOW!!!
I feel like such a proud big brother!!!!
My long time friend Jessica Sanchez has finally premiered her DEBUT single “Tonight” featuring 3x GRAMMY Award winning singer Ne-Yo! The power duo also performed the club banger on Thursday night’s episode of “American Idol.”
Watch the music video above and let MJ know what you think… do you LOVE her or what? (more…)Read More
December 5, 2012
Micah Jesse x American Express = Points For Presents Holiday Gift Guide!
It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” time of year and… you’re procrastinating sorting out your holiday gifts, aren’t you? And who doesn’t have those one or two people who are really, really difficult to shop for?! I know I do.
So that is why I am sooooooo thrilled to be an American Express ambassador for their #PointsForPresents Holiday program this year! Over the last few weeks I have been digging through their extensive catalog of goodies and I’ve compiled a few of my faves to help you — my fabulous and in-the-know readers — pick out some seriously stellar gifts (all shoppable using American Express Membership Rewards) that seriously everyone will love!
American Express helps ease the pain of shopping by allowing their Cardmembers to earn and use Membership Rewards points. Surely you already know you can earn points for almost every purchase you make (and with no expiration date)… But — did you know you can use your points on a wide variety of gift cards, retail purchases, travel and entertainment events? Aha!
KEEP READING TO SEE WHICH GIFTS ARE MY PEACH PICKS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON…Read More
July 27, 2012
American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Receives His First Gold Record!
Phillip Phillips, winner of American Idol Season 11, was presented with a Gold Record for his first single “Home.” When receiving the award, given to him in Los Angeles, Phillips exclaimed, “Wow! I can’t believe this!”
Believe it, Phillip! You deserve it!
Phillips was given the award by his fellow season 11 contestant Colton Dixon at the Nokia Theater on July 23rd. The surprise came while the contestants were touring on their American Idol LIVE! Tour.
Not only did Phillip’s single become gold, but it also shattered an American Idol record by selling over 278,000 downloads in its first week released! Wow! I can’t wait to see what Phillip will do next!
Do you like Phillip Phillips’ music? Let me know via Twitter @MicahJesse!Read More
July 23, 2012
It’s OFFICIAL! Mariah Carey Has Joined “American Idol” As A Judge!
The 42-year-old will join the judges table for season 12. Her salary is expected to be somewhere north of $12 million — the sum paid Jennifer Lopez during her first year on the show — and possibly as high as $17 million.
Wowza! Go Mimi!
“It’s the biggest recording artist than any of these [singing competition] shows have ever had,” Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly told critics at their press tour in Beverly Hills on Monday. “It’s an artist many of these contestants have tried to emulate.”
The addition of Mimi comes on the heels of Steven Tyler quitting the show, and Fox being unable to convince Jennifer Lopez to sign on for a third round. Lopez was holding out for a raise beyond her $15 million second-year salary.
As of now, Randy Jackson (who is also Carey’s manager) is now expected to stay on board, though nothing has yet been announced.
Either way, Fox is expected to now focus on its search for another male judge. According to reports, former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert is being considered.
What do you think of Mariah joining the show? Will she improve Idol‘s ratings?Read More
July 23, 2012
Listen To The Entire “Sparkle” Soundtrack Featuring New Music From Whitney Houston!
Whitney‘s final recording of “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” is too beautiful for words and makes us miss her even more!Read More
July 13, 2012
Mariah Carey: In “Serious Talks” With American Idol Producers!
When one door closes, another door opens.
At least on American Idol, that is!
Steven Tyler, an American Idol judge for three seasons, told the world yesterday that he is not coming back as a judge on the next season of Idol.
The singer and frontman of Aerosmith said that he is leaving to focus and give more attention to his band which is coming out with a new album shortly.
Hours after the news was released, the Internet was abuzz that Mariah Carey was already in serious talks with American Idol producers to replace J.Lo who also announced she would not return to the competition show.
Mariah is managed by Randy Jackson, the only remaining judge on the show who has been there since season one. The singer, actress, and wife of Nick Cannon is known for her incredible voice, and we think would be a great mentor to future singers on the show. Guess we will have to stay tuned for the verdict!!Read More
July 6, 2012
Kelly Clarkson Passes Carrie Underwood For Best Selling “American Idol” Single!
It seems like just yesterday Kelly Clarkson was honored with the title of the first American Idol. Now ten years later, the star’s single “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” has surpassed Carrie Underwood‘s “Before He Cheats” and has become the top selling single by an American Idol Contestant EVER!
According to the Hollywood reporter, Clarkson’s hit has officially sold 3,510,000 to Underwood’s 3,509,000 in single sales. “Stronger” was in the number 1 spot on the The Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. Kelly also tops Carrie in terms of overall single downloads, 24.1 million to 22.535 million, but Carrie is still ahead when it comes to total album sales. Carrie has sold 13.205 million to Kelly‘s 11.664 million.
Although we love them both, this is a big moment for Kelly! CONGRATS!
June 20, 2012
Jennifer Hudson Announces QVC Fashion Line!
American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson has announced that on September 10 she will add one more thing to her already fabulous resume and introduce the Jennifer Hudson Collection for QVC!
Hudson, who is a spokesperson for Weight Watchers, recently lost 80 pounds and wants to make sure her clothing line is for women of every size as well as affordable.
She told WWD: “I feel like I represent every woman. I’ve been on both sides of the fence…I’ve been a big girl and now whatever this is, the average size, whatever you want to call it. But I wanted the clothes to be where any girl could wear it – no matter what size you are – and you could feel comfortable in it.”
The collection will include 14 pieces designed for QVC, including leggings and coats like the one pictured here, and is inspired by her own style.Read More
June 8, 2012
VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson and Jason Farol Perform Hallelujah On Duets!
Although we have all heard the song many times, Clarkson and Farol made it their own with interesting harmonies and haunting vocals. Kelly never ceases to amaze us and as expected put on a fabulous performance.
On the show Duets, celebrity singers are paired with amateurs and they sing for the judges. Last night’s episode, the third of the season, was titled “Finding Inspiration.”
What do you guys think of their version!?
May 29, 2012
VIDEO: Jessica Sanchez: Interview & “I Will Always Love You” On Live! With Kelly
Our little Jessica Sanchez isn’t so little anymore!
The 16-year-old “American Idol” runner up appeared on “Live! With Kelly” this morning for an interview and performance of Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You.”
Watch her interview + performance now!
May 23, 2012
American Idol Showdown: Jessica Sanchez & Phillip Phillips Battle It Out For The Win! Who Will It Be?
On last night’s episode, each of them sang three songs each: Simon Fuller’s choice, favorite song of the season, and their winner’s song.
In case you missed it, Jessica‘s performances are below, and Phillip’s — after the jump! Who do YOU think is going to take home the win?
Jessica Sanchez - I Have Nothing:
Jessica Sanchez - The Prayer:
Jessica Sanchez - Change Nothing:
Keep reading, to check out Phillip Phillips’ performances!Read More
May 4, 2012
Jessica Sanchez Makes It To ‘American Idol’s Top 4!
While MicahJesse.com was celebrating five fabulous years last night, our favorite Youtube star-turned-”American Idol” contestant Jessica Sanchez had some celebrating to do herself — she’s made it to the Top 4 on American Idol!
Jessica’s mind-blowing talent has caught the attention of many famous artists who want to collaborate with her. In fact, R&B singer Akon wants the powerhouse to be voted off the show so that he can sign her to his own record label!
“She’s beyond the talent that’s supposed to be there. I think she’s overqualified, I really do. And she’s only 16. Like, I’ve been around a lot of superstars. I haven’t seen anyone at that age sing like that,” Akon told E! News.
Season 8 winner of “American Idol” Kris Allen said he wants to write a song for Jessica, while Jesse McCartney called her a younger version of Jennifer Hudson and said that he wants to do a duet with her.Read More