UPDATE: 10/11/08: Here is the new video for Beyonce’s “If I Were A Boy”
Beyonce’s new single “If I Were A Boy” is one of the very best songs she’s put out EVER. She is singing without all of the flourishes and vocal gymnastics she often uses, and instead sings the song in a straightforward way. There is NO doubt what a fantastic singer she is. The song was written by Toby Gad, who wrote “Big Girls Don’t Cry” for Fergie…another ballad that really highlights the singer’s talent. Too bad “If I Were A Boy” was released just days too late to be considered for the next Grammys in February. Snarkista predicts it will be a huge hit by then.
It’s Friday, I’m In Love…er sorry! Had a bit of The Cure stuck in my head! It IS Friday, however, and it’s time for another Friday’s Fifteen Minutes- where z-listers get some press while they try to go for twenty! Today’s poster boy is none other than Scott Storch, who just a few years ago, was a top pop music producer, living in a $10.5 million mansion on an exclusive Miami island, driving a stable of exotic cars and dating the likes of Paris Hilton and Lil Kim. Scott got beat with the ugly stick, but his bucks helped the ladies overlook it.
Nowadays, however, he’s pulled an MC Hammer. He owes over $500,000 in real estate taxes and had a warrant out for his arrest when he failed to show up for court in a child-support case last month. He hasn’t had a top 10 hit in three years. He still has his mansion, but his lawyer, Guy Spiegelman, tells the AP that Scott is attempting to refinance it after a “catastrophic occurrence this year” resulting from “mismanagement.” Like dropping too much money on Wonky and Lil Kim! Storch hasn’t talked to either of his children in months.