My Favorite Thing Today: Pink & Channing Tatum Dance In Drag “Beautiful Trauma”

Channing Tatum and Pink

Easily my favorite thing today, Pink’s new music video, “Beautiful Trauma,” co-starring Channing Tatum is just about everything you could want in a video.

Framed in candy-colored fifties flair, the duo play a married couple who break into Fred & Ginger dance with ease, and all seems to be suburban perfection.

But what lies underneath reveals much more as Pink finds Channing experimenting with some cross-dressing fun.

Fearlessly challenging gender-norms, Channing twirls in a gorgeous gown as Pink wears gangster like a champ. A touch of lipstick for Channing and the kids are ready to kick up their heels.

What follows it what usually happens with dress-up playtime, multiple martinis and a friendly leather-clad playmate (played by dancer Nikki Tuazon).

As I’ve written before, I’m a huge fan of Pink and the song, “Beautiful Trauma,” is another richly-woven pop-song from one of our top talents in music today.

And seriously, who wouldn’t want to frolic with the ever-game Channing Tatum?

Watch below. This definitely brightened my day 🙂

SNL: Pink’s Explosive “What About Us”

On last night’s Saturday Night Live, Pink delivered a no-holds barred “What About Us” complete with her signature scorched earth vocals.

The song has become a rallying cry (or primal scream) for many Americans living under Donald Trump’s failed presidency.

Stop, drop and scroll down to watch.

Equally impressive was Pink’s joyous, expressive turn with her latest single, “Beautiful Trauma.”

Totally in the zone, the pop star’s vocals and unfiltered physicality were euphoric bliss.

Song Of The Day: Pink “What About Us”

Pink’s striking new music video for “What About Us?” is as stunning as it is timely.

Making a powerful political statement, “What About Us?” puts the focus squarely on the communities whose rights are in danger in Donald Trump’s America: minorities, same-sex couples, and immigrants.

We are problems that want to be solved
We are children that need to be loved
We were willin’, we came when you called
But man, you fooled us, enough is enough
What about us?
What about all the times you said you had the answers?

The video was directed by Georgia Hudson, accompanied by evocative choreography via the Goldenboyz.

And, there’s a gay relationship center stage for much of the video.

And as Pink was releasing the video, MTV announced she will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2017 Video Music Awards on Aug. 27.

I’m a big fan of Pink. I loved the song when she first revealed it a few weeks ago. But she puts the disenfranchisement of many Americans in the spotlight here.

Which makes me love her even more.

Watch below:

New Music: Pink “What About Us”

Pink announces she’s “insanely proud” of her upcoming album, Beautiful Trauma (release date October 13th), and shares the first single from the collection, pop anthem “What About Us.”

I could not be more excited right now. My single comes out today “What About Us” and my new album “Beautiful Trauma” comes out October 13th. I’m certifiably, insanely proud of this album. It’s been a while, and I’m grateful for all the years we’ve had. Looking forward to the next chapter with you.

This is the first new music from Pink in 5 years, and folks are ready. The new song is just what you want from Pink: mainstream power pop with empowering lyrics.

And there are some not-so-vague references to our new Cheeto In Chief. Check some of these lyrics:

And you sold us down the river too far

What about us – What about all the times you said you had the answers?

What about us – What about all the plans that ended in disaster?

What about love? / What about trust?

We were willing / We came when you called / But man, you fooled us / Enough is enough!

Check the lyric video of “What About Us” below:

News Round-Up: March 13, 2017

Some news items you might have missed:

• Joe Manganiello (above) hopes you had a great Monday 🙂

• A new tell-all book reveals Dick Clark worked to keep “American Bandstand” dancers in the closet.

• A Texas lawmaker has proposed legislation that w before they could get a prescription for Viagra to make a satirical point about the obstacles that Texas women face every day.

• Congressional Democrats will reintroduce The Equality Act, which would amend existing civil rights laws to add protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in workplaces, housing, and public spaces.

• Sorority Alpha Chi Omega announces transgender women will be welcomed into the sorority effective immediately.

• Stargate, the production team behind Katy Perry’s “Firework”, Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”, and Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable” team up with Sia & Pink for their latest track, “Waterfall.”

New Music Video: Pink “Just Like Fire”

Pink drops her new song “Just Like Fire” from the soundtrack of the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass, and it’s a high-flying, visually vibrant tea party.

NewNowNext recaps the music video:

The artist displays her impressive aerial silk skills, plays a riveting game of human chess and drinks tea with the Mad Hatter, all while singing about the importance of loving and accepting one’s self fully, even if others think you’re mad.

In typical Pink fashion, the video is energetic and thrilling, especially when her husband, played by real life hubby Carey Hart, decides it’s time to send her off to an institution after her own special trip through the looking glass.

Pink closes spectacular “Truth About Love” tour in Las Vegas

Three-time Grammy Award winner and uber-talent Pink closed her incredible “The Truth About Love” tour in Las Vegas last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and I was invited to go!

This is where I get all “fan boy” because I’m a big, big fan of Pink – her music, her passion, her authenticity AND her support for the LGBT community.

I had heard from several friends that this was the BEST concert they had ever seen. And now I know why.

From her first entrance, high above the stage, where she bungie bounced while singing “Raise Your Glass” to the acoustic version of “F**kin Perfect” downstage near the audience, to the amazing aerial sequence for “Sober,” to her “Peter Pan on steriods” finale that had her literally flying over the entire arena and audience – this was an incredible event. That’s all I can call the show because “concert” doesn’t feel like it’s encompasses what happened on the stage (or above it).

Michael and I attended with Olivia Newton-John, who is a big fan of Pink. So we got to say ‘hello’  before the show. It was wild to be in the same room with these two hyper-talented artists.

If you haven’t checked out her latest CD, multi-Grammy-nominated “The Truth About Love,” GO GET IT!

The DVD of this concert was just released two weeks ago.  Check it out on Amazon and watch the show I just got to see.  You’ll be blown away.

Backstage everyone has to have some sort of ID.  This was mine!  Squee!

Backstage before the show

Olivia Newton-John, Michael, Pink and I
Backstage before the concert, one fabulous blond says ‘hello’ to another fabulous blond.
And I mean Olivia and Pink, not me 🙂

Ran into an old friend.  The hallways backstage are lined with portraits of the big stars who have played there.  Had to stop and take a pic with Miss Vanessa Williams 🙂

Tickets ready! Heading into the MGM Grand Garden Arena

Pink doing bungie drops while singing opening song “Raise Your Glass”
The production design and staging were fantastic. And those words aren’t enough to express the fabulousity.

The first time she came downstage

Flying/aerial sequence while singing first half of “Try”

Another famous blond, who is a big fan of Pink, was in the house and loving it.

My favorite Pink song – “F**kin Perfect”

I tried to zoom in but iPhones don’t play well with spotlights