American Idol for K-pop stars, otherwise known as Immortal Song 2, is set to get a K-diva double dose with news that both Ivy and Brown Eyed Girls' songstress Narsha will join the current season of the hit show. Ivy's involvement was confirmed last month, while Narsha was just announced today. According to a statement released by the show's reps, Immortal Song bigwigs are looking forward to having the two sexy singers battle it out in front of viewers.
“Narsha plans to showcase her capabilities not as Narsha of Brown Eyed Girls, but as Narsha the solo artist… With also the new addition of singer Ivy, viewers can look forward to a showdown between Narsha and Ivy’s vocals and performances.”
With Immortal Song's format of having established singers compete against each in weekly performances, it should be very interesting to see both Narsha and Ivy --two stars not only known for their strong vocals, but also their good looks and bold concepts-- thrown into the mix. Other top female idols who have starred on the show include SISTAR's Hyorin, balladeer Lyn, K-pop princess IU, 4minute's Jiyoon, breakout rookie Ailee, and f(x)'s Luna. And then of course, there's Narsha's bandmate Jea, who called upon her fellow Brown Eyed Girl just last weekend to help her out in a performance. Perhaps TV execs were so impressed by Narsha's sizzling sex appeal and vocal skills that they just had to add her to the lineup?
Don't count Ivy out, though. The 30-year-old may be a scandal magnet, but behind the controversy lies a big voice. And Immortal Song is pretty much the perfect gig for her right now, as the pop diva has been making a concentrated effort to revamp her image ever since making her "Torn Heart" comeback last year. But if that fails, she can always steal Narsha's thunder with an impromptu performance of her underrated classic, "Touch Me."
Check out Narsha and Ivy performing live below, and let us know who you're most excited to see.
The classic He-Man meme video stands the test of time as an iconic example of queer-coded art.
In December of 2005, Brokeback Mountain shifted queer-coded cinema into the mainstream.
Prior to 2005, "New Queer Cinema"––a term coined by film scholar B. Ruby Rich in Sight & Sound to define the queer-themed independent film movement, which focused on rejecting heteronormativity and concentrated on LGBTQ protagonists––existed on the fringe of the film world. It's worth noting that while the movement primarily refers to the boom in independent LGBTQ films from 1992 onwards, queer cinema existed for many years prior, albeit without a proper name. But regardless of nomenclature, New Queer Cinema was typically designated for niche audiences, relegated to arthouse showings at best.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.