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Posts Tagged ‘Adele’

Oscar Voters Don’t Care for PR Pros or Their Swag Bags

The fact that Crash, The English Patient and Forrest Gump beat Brokeback Mountain, Fargo and Pulp Fiction for Best Picture should be evidence enough to convince anyone that the Oscars are all about industry politics and aggressive PR/marketing campaigns. But this week’s interview with a nameless senior Academy Awards voter (you know, one of the guys who actually picks the winners) in The Hollywood Reporter confirms everything you thought you knew. Here are his revealing, highly opinionated thoughts on various topics:

On PR pros and swag bags:

“I’ve gotten books, cookbooks and just about everything short of Lincoln condoms. It’s ridiculous”.

We assume it was a Beasts of the Southern Wild cookbook containing nothing but gumbo recipes.

On Best Original Song:

“This is no-brainer city: If ‘Skyfall’ does not win I will fillet my next-door neighbor’s dog.”

We like Adele; we also like dogs. We’re conflicted.

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Early Marketing for ‘Skyfall’: Adele’s Theme Leaks

Much has been made of Adele‘s classic, soulful, 60′s-style vocals and their matching fashions. Now her sound and look are exactly where they belong — on the arm (well, okay, soundtrack) of a certain BondJames Bond.

Sony has officially confirmed that the singer recorded the theme song for the upcoming flick, “Skyfall”. The tune, which shares the film’s name, will make its official debut on Oct. 5 at the oh-so-clever hour of 0:07 a.m. London time on a date that also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise.

But if you simply can’t wait ’til Friday, fret not–the song has received some early spins (and a marketing push) thanks to the following 90 second teaser leak:

Pretty much pitch-perfect if you ask us, but the singer was wary of the pressures involved in creating an iconic Bond song.

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Three People Getting Unexpected Buzz From the Grammys

Last night’s Grammy awards generated press for some very obvious reasons. Awards were handed out, which always gets attention. It drew the second-highest number of viewers in the history of the broadcast. Famous people got dressed up. Ooh and ahh. And there were live performances, which leaves the door open for the hot messitude that was Nicki Minaj’s “exorcism” as well as the loveliness that was Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to Whitney Houston.

But the Grammys are also creating unexpected buzz for some lucky/unlucky buzz-getters.

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