Interview w/ Brian Angel of Day 26

How’s your been going day thus far?

good just got out the gym working out like a slave

Great to see that you value the importance of staying in shape. Can you tell us a bit about you guy’s upcoming album?

i can’t really speak to much about it but we do have a new single “MADE LOVE LATELY” OUT RIGHT NOW AND ON ITUNES.

Great song I might add. Will you guys be filming a music videos for either this track or any other potential single?


I know you can’t speak much on the album but what’s the major difference between this album and your previous ones?


Taking R&B back to the good ole days? Did you have any favorite artists from those days who you drew inspiration from?


So is it safe to say that Day26 is trying to revive the true R&B genre? Do you feel that the genre needs to be revived?


Day 26 started on one label and are now on a different label(Atlantic), how have you felt being a part of another label?

we love Atlantic records they welcomed us with open arms. We’re still Kool with Diddy to, and yes I started my own label Ambassador Way Entertainment (AWE)

You read my mind haha, How did you go about starting your label? Who we should look out for?

well I started it back in 2005 after I left Music World Music/ beyonce’ fathers label. I have any incredible roster but my first artist I’m releasing is @TheRealGRON he’s a hip hop artist from Houston, Tx

Almost done here! How much pressure is there on you guys for this new album?

not to show cocky but none we feel like we have amazing fams (fans) that support us in everything we do I anxious

What advice would you give to any artist Male or Female trying to make it? What do they need that these labels are looking for?

I would say Always keep god first anything is possible with him. I’d also say learn the business before trying to get in it. Educate yourself on what your about to embark on. Everything isn’t what it seems. Prepare your self mentally, physically and always come with 100% or don’t come at all

I appreciate the time that @MrAngel_day26 put forth for this Twitterview. I want to thank you for time, I understand that you’re busy working on something special with the guys. It was an honor to conduct this twiitterview with you

thank you

Check out Day 26’s official website

Day 26’s new album “A New Day” is expected later this year.

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Interview w/ Caite Upton

Happy New Years! Where were you when 2012 rung in?

In the North Beach district of San Francisco watching a live reggae performance band LIVING it up!   Had a great time.  Excited about 2012.

Many people have been introduced to you via the show “ridiculousness”. How did you go about guest starring on the show?

I actually auditioned for a couple of things at MTV and they asked me to be on the show after that.  Worked out pretty nicely.  I still stay in touch with Rob and everyone from that show and they are cool people so maybe someday in the future I’ll have the opportunity to work with them again on something.  We’ll see!

What are your New Years resolutions. If any?

To 100% dedicate myself to my career and being physically and mentally healthy.  Sometimes the industry can get a little intense and you can get so busy worrying about making things happen that you don’t take as good care of yourself as you should.  Career is first for me now but I want to make sure that I’m healthy and happy as can be in the new year, as well.

You are a southern gal, what was life like for you while growing up?

I was privileged growing up in the small beautiful town of Lexington, SC, right off the lake. I am an athlete so I played sports year around and on my down time would wakeboard or head up the mountain to snowboard. My family taught me how to always stay humble and genuine and to never undermine people. They raised me to learn how to do things on my own at a young age like taxes, cooking, paying for my car, etc.  I work for everything. I am very thankful for my parents and upbringing. 

Your exposure from your pageant days has opened many doors for you, what other type of projects do you hope to take part in in the future?

I just came from an appearance for Dodge Ram, which was a cool opportunity and my first job of the new year so far. I’m currently on hold for a big commercial campaign (for a brand I can’t name just yet) that would send me to Korea to shoot!  Got my fingers crossed there.  I have a feeling 2012 will be a great year. Hopefully a lot more tv/film and modeling work.  I’ve been going out on a lot of acting and hosting auditions lately and in class prepping. I’m grateful for my manager and all the hard work he puts in to help me with things.  He has a production company too (Media Meld Studios) so we have some projects in the works that are being produced and pitched.  One of them is my web series called “Learning Stuff w/ Caite Upton” where I humorously educate myself on important topics and current events.  Its a lot of fun to shoot and really funny stuff!

Let’s get to know a bit about Caite Upton. What is your favorite movie of all-time?

Of all time would have to be Lord Of The Rings 1,2,3. The reason for this is not too many people know I’m an artist: drawing and computer artist. I studied in college Visual Effect design for movies and TV. The Lord Of The Rings was my over all inspection the moment I found my God given talent. So I wanted to take full advantage and show people another side of me.  And for TV my favorite channel is SyFy.  Love all the shows on there and would love to work with them someday.

What are some of the songs on your music play list?

Out of all music, I love reggae, alternative, & soft rock the most. My favorite song is Sail by Awolination. Other favorite artists are Citizen Cope, Damian Marley, and DJ Harry. 

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

A women who has reached her ultimate success in her career and in life in general. To hopefully be a role model for people, all ages, all success levels. I want to be a role model for people trying to overcome obstacles and tough situations.  I’ve fought through a lot of negativity and I feel like many people can relate to me and turn their negative situations positive, like I did.  Hopefully one day I can write a book about it all.

What would you like to say to all of your followers, and potential future fans out there?

Thank you everyone who believed in me and also thank you to everyone who never did because its my motivation that made me who I am. All those who fought for me and against pushed me harder and made me determined and driven. I plan on having a long successful career and happy life.  I’m not going anywhere.  Hopefully you can all come for the ride with me!

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Interview w/ Carla Facciolo

You know her from one of Vh1’s hit reality t.v. shows “MobWives”. That’s right, I recently had the chance to talk to Carla Facciolo about her battles with Renee, not going through with her alleged divorce, and what she hopes for the new year. When the question arose about Carla not going through with the divorce, she talked about all of the unnecessary work they would have to go through just to show that she and Joseph weren’t ‘together” again. Carla also talked about how difficult it was to communicate with Joseph about the situation while he was behind bars due to time limits and constraints.

Did you do anything for the holidays?

“Nothing special, same for holidays, when the family comes over. Fish night for Christmas Eve. Nothing different.”

What was it like growing up?

“A good childhood with my family. It wasn’t like I was in the mix of anything crazy. I wasn’t involved in anything that went on with the mob.” I didn’t know anything that went on, maybe my uncle but not me.”

What do you say to those who say that you are violating the mafia code by doing a reality t.v. show?

“I think they’re crazy because I do not speak of anything really with the mafia. Everybody on the show speaks about what goes on in their life.  I speak about my life.”

Was there anything about season 1 of Mob Wives that made you think twice about doing a reality t.v. show?

“I have my little group of friends who know my business. I’m pretty quiet.”  Im not one to go and put my business out all over. No one didn’t know too much about me. That made think “I don’t know if I should do this”.

I’m glad you did this, haha I really enjoy the show.

“It’s really a reality show because these things are really happening.  These are things that go on in our lives. When husbands go away and you are left home being a single mother, this is what really happens.”

Was is it about Renee that gets under your skin?

“That mouth of hers” She thinks that if she screams louder that makes her tougher. I just don’t like to constantly scream and yelling.”

Season 2 will see introduction of two new cast members, Big Ang and Ramona. Did you have any previous ties to them and how do you feel about two new cast members being added?

“Originally I come from Brooklyn. I’ve known Big Ang for years. Big Ang is from Brooklyn. Ramona I did not know before the show. Big Ang has a big heart. She is a realy nice person.  She doesn’t like all of the drama. The other one is sort of like a troublemaker. You’ll see on the show.”

Now that the family is back together, is everything good?

“He’s home now but we’re still not a family. We’ll go see a movie together with the kids but we’re not together like that, like husband and wife and wife again.”

How do your kids feel about being on screen?

Sometimes they don’t want to film. You know what they do like?  They like to see themselves on tv once in awhile.”

Why do you think men watch the show?

“Men watch the show, especially men who have been through this with their wives. I think the show hits them at home.”

Will season 2 show more of the business side of these women or will it just be all drama?

“Well, I mean I can not deal with the drama. When women gets together there is always something. There are a lot of business adventures. Everything with Renee is drama drama drama.. There is something always going on around Renee.”

Do you ever come into contact with people who watch the show, including haters of the show?

“People that I meet loved the show. I haven’t came into contact with any people who hate the show.”

Do you think that your show depicts a more realistic lifestyle as opposed to other shows, such as the Housewives series?

“I think my show is definitely the realest reality show. I feel like our show is real because these are real things going on in our lives. People think that we make things up.”

What do you have to say to your fans who have seen your squabbles with Renee and wonder what is really going on between you?

“If you hung out with Renee, you’re going to see what kind of girl she is. I’ve known her for a long time. I like Renee but she can get under your skin. She can push you to a point where you can explode.”

Any New Years resolutions?

“I was thinking about that. It’s all about making sure that my kids are happy in life. To do something to make something out of my life and to get away from all that catty drama.”

Interview w/ Tinashe

The young artist Tinashe joins Blended Entertainment for an interview.

How did you get your start in the music industry?

I always knew that I wanted to be a singer, for as long as I can remember. Professional acting and dancing occupied my time as a kid and when I was 14 I joined a girl group called the Stunners. We were together for four years, had a single ft the New Boyz, and toured with Justin Bieber… but as of last fall we all kind of felt like it was time for us all to branch out and move on to solo endeavors.

There are many interested in knowing your cultural background, can you let our readers know?

My mother is a mixture of Danish, norwegian Irish etc and my father is from Zimbabwe. My name is Shona– the native language– meaning “God is With us”

What went into your decision to branch off into becoming a solo artist?

It was a mutual decision amongst the entire group to end– but I always had had plans of a solo career anyways, so I was excited for the opportunity!

In one of your Ask Tinashe videos, you  mentioned being bullied. How has that impacted your life and what advice would you give to the those who may possibly be going through something like that?

Growing up i was always a straight -A student with lots of friends. As soon as the bullying started, that all changed. The entire student body, ur seemed, had alienated me. It really made me hate going to school and everything about it, including my studies. I completely stopped trying in class and even failed a couple. The next year, i tested out of school completely. I would tell anyone else being bullied in school to remember that it’s only temporary and no matter how sad it makes you or how bad it seems, trust that that particular season in your life will pass you by in a blink of an eye, as all do.

You’ve covered tracks from some of today’s top artists. One in particular that caught my eye was the video for”How to Love”. Was there any controversy?

Not at all! Everyone’s been really supportive of all of my work. My fans are so sweet.

If you could work with any artist, who would it be? of today I’d say – the weeknd.

What can you tell fans about your debut album?

It will be everything they ever imagined.. but way more.

What’s an interesting fact that we’ve yet to learn about you?

I don’t think people know that I paint…and I’m good at it! ha

Where do you see yourself as an artist 5 years from now?

Nominated for 12 Grammys!

Is there anything you’d like to tell your fans and people who will be exposed to you for the first time?

I’d like to first thank my wonderful TeamTinashe for all of their unconditional love, and secondly, I want everyone to keep checking out for new material..I’m always working, writing, performing, in the studio…so there’s always new material to check out.