Live Social-Media Reality Mash-Up Challenge – Whew!

We’re not sure if this is a trend yet, but it could certainly be a trending topic! Take 21 Top 20 stars and create a prize-draw competition for the public, topped with a Reality Show Challenge for the performers. Add in a jetset location like Valletta on Malta and “swag bags” worth $15,000 and this sounds like great fun – and great entertainment.

The excitement comes from imagining your favourite music artists in a live mash-up performance – which then becomes real. As well as the live shows, Festival At Large intend to provide both streaming and download options for the events. Their tag line of “Festival At Large is wherever you are” is definitely making full use of our modern, connected world.

Just one example from their growing collection of videos proves the point. What do you get when you mash-up Miley Cyrus with Chicago in a cleverly synced video? You get this:

Now that you understand the plan, it could be time to get mashing yourself into tip top YouTube form. Rumour is American Idol will be using video submissions soon to help in the heats!


Cheryl Cole tops 2008 celebrity blog – a taste of things to come?

Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud

Nadine Coyle (photo 1) has already set up shop – literally – in America. Rumours abound that Cheryl Cole (photo 2) is about to do the same. Even so, it is a pleasant surprise to see Cheryl in number one position on the list for an American celebrity blog of their top 10 girls of the year.

Along with the Girls Aloud girls, music stars are making the Top 10 lists in increasing numbers, which sees a big change in American taste. These are girls with big voices and, often, big brains. In an era when image counts for so much, these music stars are taking as much benefit from their musical DNA as their body shape – and Cheryl is a perfect example.

Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud

It is maybe not a surprise, then, that Hilary Duff (photo 3) is in the No. 2 slot. It is doubtful such a wholesome star would reach the Top 10 let alone the Top 100 in previous years. But all power to Hilary, from her Russian popstar role to her Maxim appearance – cute and sexy do go together.

And in No 4 slot is Jessica Simpson, and ongoing exposure from the part of Daisy Duke will surely have raised the chances of Jessica staying in the top 10 lists for a few more years yet.

Hilary Duff

So here is the Hollywood Tuna Top Ten Celebrities of 2008:

1. Cheryl Tweedy
2. Hilary Duff
3. Megan Fox
4. Jessica Simpson
5. Lucy Pinder
6. Miranda Kerr
7. Sophie Monk
8. Marisa Miller
9. Mila Kunis
10. Keeley Hazell

The dominance of the Playboy era is over, although there will always be the attraction of big breasts in these types of lists. For example, Lucy Pinder has zero appeal as a person, or even as an attractive face, and certainly has no talent except for her body-shape DNA.