Listen, See & Watch Out For: Elio

Elio Mardini, one of my readers, is an actor and musician, based in L.A.

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He’s starred in films like Rue Huvelin (Lebanese), Brando Unauthorized, Like Grains of Sand, and others.

As for his music career, Elio’s currently working on an EP. Check out the music video of his new single called “Let It Burn” below. 🙂

So great to see talented people of Lebanese origin hustlin every single day and makin a name for themselves.

Wishin Elio all the best in the acting and music world. Make us proud buddy!

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Hear Elio’s song Bad Things here

Check out his demo reel here

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Album of the Year 2012

There was Madonna’s MDNA.

There was P!nk’s The Truth About Love.

Rihanna’s ummm… album(s).

But nothing compares to the masterpiece that is Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die.

No fillers. Every track is a killer.

Every song is a story. Bad boys. Drugs. Heartache. Summer love. Love on the road. Rebel without a cause. That voice.

This was Lana’s year.

When your brother, who doesn’t give a flying fuck about mainstream music asks you “Who’s that girl that’s singin that song?” and puts Videogames as his alarm for an entire year, you best believe this was Lana’s year.

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Best 20 Songs of 2012

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Videogames – Lana Del Rey

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Where Have You Been – Rihanna

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Diamonds – Rihanna

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She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) – David Guetta feat. Sia

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Gang Bang – Madonna

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Starships – Nicki Minaj

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Take Care – Drake Featuring Rihanna

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Girl Gone Wild – Madonna

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Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – P!nk

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Born to Die – Lana Del Rey

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Birthday Cake – Rihanna Featuring Chris Brown

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Try – P!nk

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Don’t Wake Me Up – Chris Brown

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Brokenhearted – Karmin

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Turn Up the Music – Chris Brown

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Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) – Ne-Yo

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Denis Naidanow feat. Juan Magan – Shuri Shuri

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Kat Graham – Put Your Graffiti On Me

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19

Marina & The Diamonds- How To Be A Heartbreaker

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Underneath – Adam Lambert

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Song of the Summer ’12

It starts off sounding like a theme song for an old Nintendo game.

Then peaks with the out-of-this-world and extremely high-pitch “just when it can’t get worse” bit that no one can emulate. Not me. Not you. And certainly not your wasted friend. Just P!nk.

This year’s song of the summer is: “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”. Awesome, awesome song.

What’s yours?

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“On the first album I definitely did have a gay fan base, but it was much smaller, because I’m a very flamboyant character and the shows are really theatrical. But I don’t really talk about the whole gay community thing, because I don’t want to be a cliche pop star saying like, “I love my gays!” But the truth is it’s a really supportive fan base and they’re making this tour so special” – Marina And The Diamonds

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Try

Ever wonder bout what he’s doing?

How it all turned to lies

Sometimes I think that it’s better to never ask why

Where there is desire
There is gonna be a flame

Where there is a flame
Someone’s bound to get burned

But just because it burns
Doesn’t mean you’re gonna die

You’ve gotta get up and try try try

Gotta get up and try try try

You gotta get up and try try try

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Lyrics: Pink – Try

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Elissa or Haifa: Who’s the bigger gay icon?

Elissa or… Haifa?

I know. I know.

As if it’s not enough these 2 ladies compete on who sells the most records (though it’s kinda obvious who wins THAT one, no?), who looks hotter on a magazine cover (though it’s kinda obvious who wins THAT one, no?), and who’s interview is the most watched…

…but now they gotta compete on who’s the bigger fag hag???

Elissa said this year that she’s “not against homosexuality”, while Haifa has shared the stage with some fabu drag queens.

Sure, they haven’t endorsed the “No H8” campaign or uploaded an “It gets better” video, but that’s the closest kind of support we can get from our celebrities in the Middle East.

These two ladies have millions of gay fans, but who wins the “Gay Icon” battle?

VOTE!

Pic sources: Elissa Haifa Flag