BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #54: ‘American Idol’ Behind The Scenes! Also, Katie Perry and Amy’s Baking Company

You guys — this was a fun one! This week on Banter with Ben and Lisa, Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) talks about his experience going to the live finale taping of American Idol. Observations about Mariah Carey and Colton Dixon ensue. Then Lisa Timmons (wherelisalives.com) spills the tea about her brush with a big time, real […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #49: Famous Siblings We Love; Also, American Idol, Tiger Woods, and A Shout-Out To SoundCloud!

New Banter with Ben and Lisa is up, and this episode is really funny, if I do say so myself. Here’s the official description: This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (idolator.com) embrace Siblings Day by discussing the famous siblings they like most. From Kim Richards to Bambi […]

VIDEO: The Best ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Cover You’ll See All Year

I suppose we really shouldn’t be surprised to learn that when it comes to “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey, the best person to cover the song is… Mariah Carey. Check out the newest rendition of the holiday classic performed by Mariah, Jimmy Falon, The Roots, and some cute kids. Izzz the best.

British Soldiers Take On “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Guys, it’s been about fifteen minutes since I posted something about “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” I know what you’re thinking: why the long wait? Luckily, I can put you out of your misery. Today comes yet another viral video featuring Mariah’s seminal holiday tune, and this time it’s a lip synched rendition […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA: Episode 22 – Talking About Mariah, Redickulous, and Brownies

Lisa and I are back with another podcast! We recorded this one on Friday while eating ice cream, and admittedly, we’re a little hyper after having stuffed ourselves with Indian food just prior. Normally that would be cause to enter food coma, but we just became more bonkers. The two of us actually recorded two […]

A Better “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Video Option

I feel like all I’ve been doing this week has been posting about “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Well, here goes once again. Two spritely hoofers have put together a dance to the aforementioned song that can best be described as infectious. It’s cute, sweet, fun, and really impressive. This is far better […]

And Now The Inevitable Bieber/Mariah Christmas Video

A few days ago, I posed a question to the readers: who has ruined “All I Want For Christmas Is You” more — Michael Bublé or Justin Bieber. I suggested that the latter performer merely had his vocals slapped onto the classic Mariah track, but now comes an official music video of the “duet,” and […]

BIEBER VS. BUBLÉ: Who Ruins ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ More?

When it comes to Christmas music, there are few contemporary songs better than Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” which was released just a shade over (gulp) seventeen years ago. The inimitable tune (co-written by B-Side Blog friend Walter Afanasieff) has been covered many times since its release, but this Holiday season, […]

Mariah Carey Releases Most Ambitious Music Video Yet

I love when Mariah Carey does goofy things. Tops on my list is when she threw the first pitch out at a Japanese baseball game (followed by her drunken acceptance speech at the Palm Springs Film Festival). Certainly ranking up there is this silly music video which looks like it was filmed in her basement […]