This week, the Utah Jazz made headlines when they added a new player to their team. Five-year-old JP Gibson, who has leukemia, signed a one-day contract with the Jazz and was the star of the last night's scrimmage. Wearing a Jazz jersey with the number "1" on it, Gibson even managed to wow the crowd with his two-handed slam dunk.
Prior to Gibson's superstar moment on the court, he met with Jazz President Randy Rigby and signed his contract in front of the press. His family — Mom (Megan), Dad (Josh), and 2-year-old sister, Elsie — was on hand to celebrate. The event was part of the "Anything Can Be" project, which helps families who are impacted by childhood cancer.
And the press release the NBA wrote announcing the ordeal? It's priceless. The release calls Gibson a "free agent" and says "financial terms were not released" (naturally). Check out some photos from the (adorable) event after the cut.
Today we continue our week-long celebration of our 7th anniversary by taking a look back at what music was popular in 2007. So we took a look at Billboard's 2007 chart of the top 100 songs to see what people were listening to back then. As a chart that combines sales, radio play, and streams, it's a fairly good indicator of popularity. Here are the top seven songs:
1. Beyonce - "Irreplaceable"
We're absolutely not surprised that Beyonce tops this list because she just has a way of doing that. Our lack of emotion aside, it was an immensely successful song, particularly favored because of it's "to the left" hook. Originally meant to be a country tune, it was re-arranged as a pop song for Beyonce. Although it didn't debut at number one, radio play let it rapidly climb the charts, eventually giving Beyonce her fourth #1 hit. It was the top-selling song of 2007, and to date has sold over two million copies just in the U.S.
A comeback tour is a big deal. It's supposed to be full of anticipation and excitement and enthusiasm and, in the case of Garth Brooks, a good ol' fashioned tumble. On the second night of Brooks' comeback tour, the singer managed to fall down on stage, knocking his cowboy hat off in the process. It happens.
As someone who has taken a good spill here and there, I can relate to celebrities when they fall on or off a stage during a show. I feel for them... but that doesn't mean I can't smirk when I hear about the mishaps. These are some of the 10 greatest on-stage falls, which we can giggle about, because none of these artists were seriously injured. (I think I'll let these videos speak for themselves.)
#1 - Rihanna
Please note: Some music videos below may be NSFW.
Recently, we talked about couples who made a music video together to profess their undying devotion, only to break up or divorce some time down the road. Some of these artists were even repeat offenders (looking at you, Britney and J.Lo). But maybe couples in music videos isn't all bad?
Here are five couples who starred in a music video with one another and stayed together.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill first got together in 1996. Since then, they've starred in five music videos together, including "It's Your Love"; "I Need You"; "Let's Make Love"; "Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me"; and "Like We Never Loved At All" (above). They've had even more songs together, and they currently have a Las Vegas residency called Soul2Soul. Although there have been recent rumors that they might be going through a tough time, so far, the couple still belongs on this list.
Today is National Puppy Day, the CUTEST holiday of the year! What is National Puppy Day? A day to celebrate puppies, of course! What do puppies have to do with this blog? We post about puppies — a lot. Here are some of our favorite puppy-related posts. Enjoy!