Somebody Help Me (film)
Somebody Help Me is a 2007 American horror television film starring Marques Houston and Omarion and directed by their music producer, Chris Stokes. The film premiered on BET on October 31, 2007, was released on DVD in United States on November 13, 2007. Somebody Help Me is the story of Brendan Young and Darryl Jennings as they head off with their girlfriends Serena and Kimmy, friends for a weekend's stay at a remote cabin in the woods. After the couples settle in, things take an eerie turn. One by one, the group ends up missing or dead, while the remaining few are forced to band together to figure out who or what is behind these killings; the murderer kills his victims by slicing off parts of their body. The killings in order include: Barbara having part of her head sliced, Andrea having her entire scalp ripped off, Barbara's boyfriend having his eyes and fingernails ripped out, the sheriff having his throat slit, Ken, Andrea's boyfriend having his teeth ripped out being smothered to death. Nicole dies from an asthma attack.
The killer's daughter, Daisy, is singing "Ring around the Rosie" throughout the movie, helps Brendan free the others in the end. 3 of the teenagers end up dead, Olsen came in time to save Brendan and free Serena, Darryl and Nicole's boyfriend, Seth. The last scene is the murderer and Daisy having their car searched and the policeman letting him go as Daisy sings "Ring Around The Rosie" again. Marques Houston as Brendan Omarion as Darryl Jennings Brooklyn Sudano as Serena Alexis Fields as Kimmy Sonny King as Corbin Brittany Oaks as Daisy Stephen Snedden as Deputy Adams Christopher Jones as Seth Jessica Szohr as Nicole Luke Frydenger as Ken Thomas Jessica Friedman as Barbara Hilton Amanda Lee as Andrea Garrison Koch as Mike Donna DuPlantier as Nurse Irene Stokes as Store Clerk Todd Thomas as Officer, Road Block Jim Wilkey as Sheriff Bob John Wiltshire as Olsen Devonne Burch as Sean A sequel, Somebody Help Me 2, premiered on BET on October 29, 2010. Somebody Help Me on IMDb
Girlfriend (B2K song)
"Girlfriend" is the second single by American boy band B2K from their second studio album Pandemonium!. The song peaked at number 30 on number 19 on the Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs. It's B2K's final top 40 hit. In the music video, the guys walk out of a mall and Omarion meets a girl, he gets her phone number and the girl's father, Mr. Biggs, comes along and tells him to stay away from his daughter, repeated by his bodyguard; the girl in the car tells Omarion to give her a call and the car drives away. The guys start to dance once the music begins and they are all dressed in white; the video goes to a scene where Omarion and the girl are planning a date over the phone. However, both of them are unaware that Mr. Biggs is listening to the conversation on another line and he orders his security guards to kidnap Omarion. J-Boog, Raz-B and Lil' Fizz tell her what happened. A man pulls up in a parking lot where the guys are waiting and takes them to see the Godfather, who orders them to save Omarion; the guys fight the guards and rescue Omarion.
Mr. Biggs walks in to see that Omarion is gone and his guards have been beaten; the Godfather calls him and asks him to "let it go" and Mr. Biggs accepts and lets Omarion date his daughter; the video ends with Omarion asking the girl to be his girlfriend and she accepts. Girlfriend Girlfriend Girlfriend Girlfriend Girlfriend Girlfriend Bump, Bump Bump That Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Fat Albert (film)
Fat Albert is a 2004 American live-action/animated comedy film based on the 1972 Filmation/Group W animated television series of the same name created by Bill Cosby. Kenan Thompson stars as the title character. Fat Albert transforms the cartoon characters into three-dimensional humans, who have to come to grips with the differences that exist between their world and the real world; the film acts as a continuation of the series. The film was released on December 25, 2004, grossed $48.6 million against a $45 million budget. It has a 25% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which calls it "bland but good natured" in its critical consensus. Doris Robertson, a depressed teenager, is grieving the death of her grandfather and resisting her foster sister Lauri's efforts to engage socially. Upon learning that her parents will be away for a two day business trip to the Poconos, Doris' tear hits her television remote, as Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is on; the tear opens up a portal to the cartoon world, Fat Albert jumps out of the television, knowing she has a problem.
Rudy, Dumb Donald, Mushmouth and Old Weird Harold jump out, too. Doris insists she is fine; when the show ends, they have to wait until tomorrow's show to come back. They are amazed by the new technology. Albert becomes infatuated with Lauri. Reggie, an annoying schoolmate with an obsessive crush on Lauri, challenges Albert to a track race that Albert wins. In another attempt to help Doris, the gang persuades cheerleaders to invite them all to an outdoor party. With some reluctance, Doris agrees to attend. While at the party, Lauri dances with Albert. Reggie attempts to make her jealous by dancing with Doris; when Lauri does not notice him, he tries to kiss Doris. Doris causes a scene. Albert warns the boy to stay away from Doris; the next day, Doris asks the gang to go to the park instead of following her. Harold clumsy, joins in a basketball game and is able to play perfectly. Mushmouth, who cannot talk is taught how to speak by a little girl. Donald goes to the library, where he can remove his pink face covering hat.
When Doris takes them home, three of the gang members – Bucky and Donald – jump into the television. Breaking News interrupts. Albert and Bill have an argument in private about going back; the gang takes Lauri to a fair on a junk made car. Doris says. Searching for guidance, Fat Albert meets his creator, Bill Cosby, tells him of the dilemma. Cosby tells him that his character is based on Doris' grandfather, Albert Robertson, which explains Doris' confusion over why Fat Albert seems so familiar. Mr. Cosby warns Fat Albert he has to return to the cartoon world, or he will turn into celluloid dust. Devastated, Albert tells Lauri he must leave; the next day, Mushmouth and Bill jump back into the television. Albert encourages Doris to a victory. Reggie, who witnessed that the gang is from the television, attempts to threaten Albert, but he pushes him aside. Albert rushes to the girls' home on a borrowed skateboard, he jumps back into the television. Cosby and his friends, who helped inspire the cartoon characters from the show, stand in front of their old friend Albert Robertson's grave.
As the camera pans on each of the men, images of their counterparts are seen. Doris watches them; the old men race away. Before the ending credits start, Fat Albert encourages the audience to finish watching the credits and help each other. Kenan Thompson as "Fat" Albert Robertson Kyla Pratt as Doris Robertson Bill Cosby as Himself Dania Ramirez as Lauri Robertson Shedrack Anderson III as Rudy Keith Robinson as Bill Marques Houston as Dumb Donald Jermaine Williams as Mushmouth Aaron Frazier as Harold "Old Weird Harold" Williams Alphonso McAuley as Bucky Omarion as Reggie J. Mack Slaughter, Jr. as Arthur Alice Greczyn as Becky Rick Overton as Coach Gillespie Keri Lynn Pratt as Heather Dylan Cash as Emmitt Aaron Carter as Darren Fonzworth Bentley as Salesman Jeff Garlin as Jerry Joel Madden as Classmate with Mohawk Mase as Himself Nick Zano as Cell phone salesman Denise Richards as Saleswoman Jeremy Suarez as Russell Cosby Earl Billings as Mr. Mudfoot Raven-Symoné as Danielle Catero Colbert as Lead Teen Charles Duckworth as Teen #1 Benjamin Diskin as Teen #2 Josh Uhler as Teen #3 Bill Ratner as Announcer Fat Albert was released on VHS and DVD on March 22, 2005.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 25% approval rating based on 89 reviews and a 4.4/10 average rating. The consensus reads, "A bland but good natured adaptation of the cartoon show." On Metacritic, the film holds a score of 39 out of 100 based on 26 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Roger Ebert gave the film 2 stars out of a possible 4, writing: "The movie is sweet and gentle, but not compelling."The film grossed $48.1 million in the United States and a total of $48.6 million worldwide, against a $45 million budget. Fat Albert on IMDb Fat Albert at the TCM Movie Database Fat Albert
Ollusion is the third studio album by American R&B singer Omarion. It was released on January 12, 2010, by Capitol Records, StarrWorld Entertainment, MusicWorks; the album sold 21,200 copies its first week of sales. Omarion asked for a release from Sony BMG in early 2009. In mid August, he was announced on the roster of Lil Wayne's label Young Money Entertainment. After rumors surfaced that he was dropped for leaking the song "I Get It In" that week, it was proven to be false as an interview with Lil Wayne himself he stated that it was "just business", that Omarion asked for the release, he released Ollusion on his own imprint, StarrWorld Entertainment. "I Get It In" featuring rapper Gucci Mane, was released as the lead single from Ollusion on November 24, 2009. The song was recorded with Lil Wayne but re-recorded and released featuring Gucci Mane, because he had left the rapper's record label Young Money Entertainment The song as co-written by American singer-songwriter Tank, in collaboration with Omarion and J. Valentine, produced by the duo Song Dynasty.
The song peaked at number 83 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, number 20 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Original version of the song peaked at number 89 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Speedin"' was released January 2010 as the second single. The song as written by Omarion and group 253, produced by the same; the song debuted at number 73 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number 5 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. "Last Night", produced by Drum Up for Drum Up Digital, was released May 11, 2010 as the third single. It debuted at number 88 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Official remix for the song features West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg. Ollusion received positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 71, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 4 reviews. Allmusic's editor Andy Kellman found it "Almost all of these beats would be classified as snapping, slapping, or smacking before banging, flecked with details yet somewhat half-assed-sounding.
Given the number of detached vocals, filled with android-in-heat impersonations, clipped-phrase drop-ins, messing around, it's as if Omarion wanted to make a concerted attempt to downplay his vocal ability, which only adds to the album's weird, teasing charm.". Monica Herrera of Billboard magazine wrote that the album "The set come off more like a bid for street cred than maturation. Lyrics full of hip-hop bravado over dirty, distortion-heavy beats, but when Omarion reaches for the high notes, he shines like a seasoned star.". Jon Caramanica of The New York Times wrote that "Clunky lyrics are everywhere, undoing some of the progress Omarion has made; the otherwise lovely "Speedin'," Omarion's most convincing song here.". The album debuted at number 19 on the US Billboard 200 and number seven on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, with first-week sales of 19,300 copies in the United States, far below his last album, which debuted at number one with 188,000 copies. Ollusion sold 78,000 copies as of May 4, 2012.
Track list credits adapted from AllMusic. Credits for Ollusion adapted from Allmusic
EMI Group Limited was a British Transnational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London. At the time of its break-up in 2012, it was the fourth largest business group and record label conglomerate in the music industry, was one of the big four record companies; the company was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, but faced financial troubles and US$4 billion in debt, leading to its acquisition by Citigroup in February 2011. Citigroup's ownership was temporary, as EMI announced in November 2011 that it would sell its music arm to Vivendi's Universal Music Group for $1.9 billion and its publishing business to a Sony/ATV consortium for around $2.2 billion. Other members of the Sony consortium include the Estate of Michael Jackson, The Blackstone Group, the Abu Dhabi–owned Mubadala Development Company. EMI's locations in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada were all disassembled to repay debt, but the primary head office located outside those countries is still functional, it is owned by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the music publishing division of Sony Music which bought another 70% stake in EMI Music Publishing.
Electric and Musical Industries Ltd was formed in March 1931 by the merger of the Columbia Graphophone Company and the Gramophone Company, with its "His Master's Voice" record label, firms that have a history extending back to the origins of recorded sound. The new vertically integrated company produced sound recordings as well as recording and playback equipment; the company's gramophone manufacturing led to forty years of success with larger-scale electronics and electrical engineering. In 1934, the company developed the electronic Marconi-EMI system for television broadcasting, which replaced Baird's electro-mechanical system following its introduction in 1936. After the war, the company resumed its involvement in making broadcasting equipment, notably providing the BBC's second television transmitter at Sutton Coldfield, it manufactured broadcast television cameras for British television production companies as well as for the BBC. The commercial television ITV companies used them alongside cameras made by Pye and Marconi.
Their best-remembered piece of broadcast television equipment was the EMI 2001 colour television camera, which became the mainstay of much of the British television industry from the end of the 1960s until the early 1990s. Exports of this piece of equipment were low, EMI left this area of product manufacture. Alan Blumlein, an engineer employed by EMI, conducted a great deal of pioneering research into stereo sound recording many years prior to the practical implementation of the technique in the early 1950s, he was killed in 1942 whilst conducting flight trials on an experimental H2S radar set. During and after World War II, the EMI Laboratories in Hayes, Hillingdon developed radar equipment, microwave devices such as the reflex klystron oscillator, electro-optic devices such as infra-red image converters, guided missiles employing analogue computers; the company was for many years an internationally respected manufacturer of photomultipliers. This part of the business was transferred to Thorn as part of Thorn-EMI later became the independent concern Electron Tubes Ltd.
The EMI Electronic Business Machine, a valve and magnetic drum memory computer, was built in the 1950s to process the British Motor Corporation payroll. In 1958 the EMIDEC 1100, the UK's first commercially available all-transistor computer, was developed at Hayes under the leadership of Godfrey Hounsfield, an electrical engineer at EMI. In the early 1970s, with financial support by the UK Department of Health and Social Security as well as EMI research investment, Hounsfield developed the first CT scanner, a device which revolutionised medical imaging. In 1973 EMI was awarded a prestigious Queen's Award for Technological Innovation for what was called the EMI scanner, in 1979 Hounsfield won the Nobel Prize for his accomplishment. After brief, but brilliant, success in the medical imaging field, EMI's manufacturing activities were sold off to other companies, notably Thorn. Subsequently and manufacturing activities were sold off to other companies and work moved to other towns such as Crawley and Wells.
Emihus Electronics, based in Glenrothes, was owned 51% by Hughes Aircraft, of California, US, 49% by EMI. It manufactured integrated circuits electrolytic capacitors and, for a short period in the mid-1970s, hand-held calculators under the Gemini name. Early in its life, the Gramophone Company established subsidiary operations in a number of other countries in the British Commonwealth, including India and New Zealand. Gramophone's Australian and New Zealand subsidiaries dominated the popular music industries in those countries from the 1920s until the 1960s, when other locally owned labels began to challenge the near monopoly of EMI. Over 150,000 78-rpm recordings from around the world are held in EMI's temperature-controlled archive in Hayes, some of which have been released on CD since 2008 by Honest Jon's Records. In 1931, the year the company was formed, it opened the legendary recording studios at Abbey Road, London. During the 1930s and 1940s, its roster of artists included Arturo
O (Omarion album)
O is the debut studio album by American R&B singer Omarion, released on February 22, 2005 via Epic Records and Sony Urban Music. Despite featuring explicit language, the album doesn't have a Parental Advisory label on the cover, it features three singles: the title track, "Touch" and "I'm Tryna." The album entered at number one, has sold 758,000 copies in the United States as of November 2008. O went on to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 48th Grammy Awards. Billboard contributor Gail Mitchell praised the collaboration between Omarion and his producers for delivering "a healthy helping of repeat-worthy songs." Jem Aswad of Entertainment Weekly said of the record, "he ballads on this solo debut have way too much whipped cream, but there are some tough touches of funk and crunk." AllMusic editor Andy Kellman said that the album works best when the tracks are "lighthearted, summery funk and have production done by the Neptunes and Rodney Jerkins instead of being overly sexual, concluding that "Had Omarion been less concerned with street credibility, realizing that it might be better to allow his young fan base to mature along with him, this debut would've been more than satisfactory."
Kathi Kamen Goldmark of Common Sense Media found the content overdone in its musings of sexual imagery, saying that it sounds "more jarring than seductive", concluding that "here's a lot of potential here, if the artist can come up with some better, more subtly sexy material." The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 182,000 copies in its first week of release. In its second week, the album dropped to number eight on the chart, selling an additional 77,000 copies. In its third week, the album fell to number 12 on the chart. On March 31, 2005, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States; as of April 2012, the album has sold 765,000 copies in the United States. Notes^ signifies a co-producer ^ signifies an additional producer "I Wish" featured background vocals by Omarion and Quintin Aney. "O" featured background vocals by Eric Dawkins. "I'm Tryna" featured background vocals by Dawkins.
"Drop That Heater" featured background vocals by Sean Garrett. "Never Gonna Let You Go" featured background vocals by Charles "Charlie" Crawford and Jamie Vick. "I'm Gon' Change" featured background vocals by Omarion, One Chance and Pierre Medor. Sample credits"Never Gonna Let You Go" contains a replay of "Electric Frog" as written by Richard Westfield, George Brown, Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith and Robert Mickens. Adapted from the O media notes. Joel Campbell – bass, keyboard Carey Drisdom – bass Bryan Tate – trumpet Ryan Tate – trombone Percy Richard, Omarion Grandberry, Marques Houston, Henley Regisford Jr. Chris Stokes – executive producers Pharrell, Chris Stokes, The Underdogs, Sean Garrett, Corna Boyz, AllStar, L. T. Hutton, Paul "Scooby" Smith – producers Sean Garrett, Pierre Medor – vocal producers Quintin Aney, Durrell Babbs, Charles "Charlie" Crawford, Eric Dawkins, One Chance, Sean Garrett, Pierre Medor – vocal assistance David Ashton, Andrew Coleman, Brian Garten, Jaymz Hardy Martin III, Dabling Harward, Sam Lobue II, Chris'TEK' O'Ryan, Angelo Quaglia, Dave Russell, Brian Summer, Wassim Zreik – engineers Kevin Mahoney – assistant engineer Kevin "KD" Davis, Jean-Marie Horvat, Dave Russell, Dexter Simmons, Phil Tan – mixing Justin Shtuntz, Rob Skipworth – mixing assistance Herb Powers – mastering Ellen To – art direction Kimo Easterwood, Jonathan Mannion, Joaquin Palting – photography List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 2005 List of Billboard number-one R&B albums of 2005
Capitol Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint. It was founded as the first West Coast-based record label in the United States in 1942 by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, Glenn E. Wallichs. Capitol was acquired by British music conglomerate EMI as its North American subsidiary in 1955. EMI was acquired by Universal Music Group in 2012 and was merged with the company a year making Capitol and the Capitol Music Group both a part of UMG; the label's circular headquarter building in Hollywood is a recognized landmark of California. Capitol's roster includes Katy Perry, Sir Paul McCartney, Mary J. Blige, the Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Brian Wilson, Avenged Sevenfold, 5 Seconds of Summer, Don Henley, Sam Smith, Migos, NF, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Jon Bellion, Niall Horan. Songwriter Johnny Mercer founded Capitol Records in 1942 with financial help from songwriter and film producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, owner of Wallichs Music City.
Mercer raised the idea of starting a record company while golfing with Harold Arlen and Bobby Sherwood and with Wallichs at Wallichs's record store. On February 2, 1942, Mercer and Wallichs met DeSylva at a restaurant in Hollywood to talk about investment by Paramount Pictures. On March 27, 1942, the three men incorporated as Liberty Records. In May 1942, the application was amended to change the company's name to Capitol Records. On April 6, 1942, Mercer supervised Capitol's first recording session where Martha Tilton recorded the song "Moon Dreams". On May 5, Bobby Sherwood and his orchestra recorded two tracks in the studio. On May 21, Freddie Slack and his orchestra recorded three tracks in the studio. On June 4, 1942, Capitol opened its first office in a second-floor room south of Sunset Boulevard. On that same day, Wallichs presented the company's first free record to Los Angeles disc jockey Peter Potter. On June 5, 1942, Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra recorded four songs at the studio. On June 12, the orchestra recorded five more songs in the studio, including "Trav'lin' Light" with Billie Holiday, On June 11, Tex Ritter recorded " Jingle Jangle Jingle" and "Goodbye My Little Cherokee" for his first Capitol recording session, the songs formed Capitol's 110th produced record.
The earliest recording artists included co-owner Mercer, Johnnie Johnston, Morse, Jo Stafford, the Pied Pipers, Tex Ritter, Paul Weston and Margaret Whiting Capitol's first gold single was Morse's "Cow Cow Boogie" in 1942. Capitol's first album was Capitol Presents Songs by Johnny Mercer, a three disc set with recordings by Mercer and the Pied Pipers, all with Weston's Orchestra; the label's other 1940s musicians included Les Baxter, Les Brown, Jimmy Bryant, Billy Butterfield, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr. Dinning Sisters, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Mary Ford, Benny Goodman, Skitch Henderson, Betty Hutton, Stan Kenton, Peggy Lee, Billy May, Les Paul, Alvino Rey, Andy Russell, Smilin' Jack Smith, Kay Starr, Speedy West, Cootie Williams. Musicians on the Capitol Americana label included Lead Belly, Cliffie Stone, Hank Thompson, Merle Travis, Wesley Tuttle, Jimmy Wakely, Tex Williams. Capitol was the first major west coast label to compete with labels on the east coast such as Columbia, RCA Victor.
In addition to its Los Angeles recording studio, Capitol owned a second studio in New York City and sent mobile recording equipment to New Orleans and other cities. In 1946, writer-producer Alan W. Livingston created Bozo the Clown for the company's children's record library. Examples of notable Capitol albums for children during that era are Sparky's Magic Piano and Rusty in Orchestraville. Capitol developed a noted jazz catalog that included the Capitol Jazz Men and issued the Miles Davis's album Birth of the Cool Capitol released a few classical albums in the 1940s, some of which contained a embossed, leather-like cover; these recordings appeared on 78 rpm format released on the 33 format in 1949. Among the recordings: Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros No. 10, with contributions from a Los Angeles choral group and the Janssen Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Werner Janssen. In 1949, Capitol opened a branch office in Canada and purchased KHJ Studios on Melrose Avenue adjacent to Paramount in Hollywood.
By the mid-1950s, Capitol had become a huge company. The label's roster included the Andrews Sisters, Ray Anthony, Shirley Bassey, June Christy, Tommy Duncan, Tennessee Ernie Ford, the Four Freshmen, the Four Knights, the Four Preps, Jane Froman, Judy Garland, Jackie Gleason, Andy Griffith, Dick Haymes, Harry James, the Kingston Trio, the Louvin Brothers, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Skeets McDonald, Louis Prima, Nelson Riddle, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Keely Smith. Capitol began recording roll acts such as the Jodimars and Gene Vincent. There were comedy records by Stan Freberg, Johnny Standley, Mickey Katz. Children listened to Capitol's Bozo the Clown albums. Although various people played Bozo the Clown on television, Capitol used the voice of Pinto Colvig, the voice of Goofy in Walt Disney cartoons. Don Wilson released children's records. In June 1952, Billboard magazine contained a chronicle of the label's first ten years in business. In 1955, the British record company EMI ended its 55-year mutual distribution