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Spears lap dance is a “Brit” much for Joe Jonas
SQUEAKY-CLEAN Joe Jonas doesn’t know where to look when he gets a raunchy lap dance by Britney Spears.
The 22-year-old grimaced as the blonde twirled a feather boa around his neck before hooking her legs over his shoulders.
Committed Christian Joe — who is supporting the racy pop star on her European tour — was subjected to the sweaty display at the singer’s Wembley Arena show in London last night.
He has embarked on a solo career after parting company with his God-fearing brothers last year.
At the time he admitted he no longer wore the chastity ring he and his siblings were once famous for sporting.
He said: “That was something that we grew up with, and just like anything you take some and leave some as you get older.”
Britney has struggled to recapture her previous chart success lately, with her Femme Fatale tour failing to sell out venues.
Tickets are still available for the three remaining UK dates in Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester.
The star recently courted controversy with the heist-themed video for her new single, Criminal.
It sees her robbing a convenience store armed with a pistol, and was shot in London just weeks after the riots.
Dismayed local officials demanded an apology.
Joe Jonas Gets a Lapdance from Britney Spears!
Joe Jonas is getting all the perks of opening for Britney Spears — including a personal lap dance from Spears herself!
Joe, who just joined Brit’s European tour, came back on stage during her show Sunday night — where she had him handcuffed as her scantily-clad male and female dancers writhed around him.
Britney got in on the action herself and even straddled the fellow former Disney star!
Jonas isn’t the first familiar face Spears has given a lap dance to, she also performed the sexy routine for boyfriend Jason Trawick and Pauly D.
Written by Shahlin Graves
Monday, 17 October 2011 14:41
JOE JONAS sounds exhausted. The twenty-two-year-old is on the line from Toronto, Canada, where he’s been allocated less than twenty-four hours to talk his way through today’s promotional duties for his debut solo album ‘FASTLIFE’, before being whisked away to Los Angeles for more press.
After six years of being swooned over as the middle Jonas [dreamboat] Brother, Joe began working on solo material early last year with pop/dance, hip-hop, techno and house music influences in mind. Joe says that he “wanted to make this album something a club DJ would listen to” and that the experience was “liberating… in a way, but also a challenge, to finally be able to say 100% of what I wanted in a song.”
He further explains: “I realized that music is my one opportunity I have to just get out there and say something that I’ve been holding back. A song is like a safe zone, and if I need to get something off my chest, music is what I turn to. So I’ve been forcing myself to write really honest lyrics, which is not always easy. But this time, there’s holding nothing back. This is what I’m all about now.”
When he wasn’t busy writing or recording new songs, Joe would hunt for musical inspiration in Los Angeles and Miami night-clubs: “We’d go out and just experience what every club was about. We’d listen to certain DJs and see how they worked the crowd. It was so new to me. What was so cool was that the music and vibe would vary from city to city – Miami clubs and L.A. clubs are totally different. But with this project, I wanted to find a sound that was universal.”
Unsurprisingly, Joe credits his twenty-first birthday last year also as a main influence on the sound and direction of his solo debut: “It has a lot to do with coming of age. You’re older, you’re able to go out with your friends, kick back, dance, whatever you wanted… but just get out there and have a good time. And this is the music I associate with that feeling – it’s the sound that lifts me up.”
…and a few words of wisdom from a musical icon never go astray either: “Being able to grow as an artist is really key. I actually got to meet Mick Fleetwood in Hawaii recently and the piece of advice he gave me was: ‘Take your fans on a journey, musically, and always test yourself by trying new stuff, so your fans ears will be accustomed hearing fresh things.’ That really stuck with me when I was making this record. I thought, ‘I’m not going to be nervous about trying new things, and I tried to keep that in mind the whole time.”
COUP DE MAIN: I interviewed your ‘JONAS’ co-star Chelsea Kane [Staub] recently, who said that the songs you had played her from your solo album were amazing. Are you happy with the feedback that you’ve had so far from your friends and family?
JOE JONAS: It’s been great! And to be able to have the album now finally done and to play for people – it’s been a great feeling and it’s taken some time but now I will be able to perform the music and play it for people. It was really cool being able to play Chelsea some of the music early on in the process – and not all the music that I played her made the record, but a good majority of it did.
CDM: And your brother Nick covered ‘See No More’ last week, which is a great compliment!
JOE: Yeah, he covered ‘See No More’ which was awesome – he played a little show out in L.A. and it made me really happy to see that he played the music.
CDM: Do you think that you have a different approach to songwriting than your brothers?
JOE: Yes, I think me and my brothers… we all collaborate individually differently on music, and that’s what keeps us all creatively, that works together well – we all are inspired by different things, so we have each other to come up with different ideas and relate with different things. I love working and writing with them.
CDM: Was it scary at first writing lyrics as a solo artist?
JOE: It was interesting… I had to push myself for a while to really be honest in the lyrics, because every time I would want to say something in a song I would go: “Oh I don’t know if I want to say that just yet… I don’t know…” It’s a scary situation to go there, but luckily, I am very happy with the end result.
CDM: Which song on ‘Fastlife’ was the hardest to write?
JOE: I think the song called ‘Sorry’ – at that time in my life I ended a relationship a little early and I wanted that somebody back in my life. I was really, really trying to be honest when I wrote that song.
CDM: You’ve said that you wanted to find a sound that was ‘universal’. Was that sort of your mission statement in regards to your solo career?
JOE: Yeah it was, I’ve always been inspired by music from all over the world and so I just started working with artists and different writers that pushed me as an artist, because I really wanted to go and create a new sound for people to listen to.
CDM: It sounds like you did quite a lot of research when writing the album – checking out DJs in Los Angeles and Miami. Was that quite important to you?
JOE: Yeah! I wanted to listen to some of the stuff that DJs were doing and between recording me and my friends would hang out and go out and listen to some of the DJs. I’ve just really been inspired by people like Tiësto, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5 and some of the really incredible DJs and what they are doing – so to have stuff to listen to and be inspired by has always been incredible.
CDM: Last night, you performed four songs from your solo album live for the first time. What was that like?
JOE: The response was amazing, to see all the fans respond so positively – it was a dream come true. It’s interesting whenever you play new music, they just sit there and watch
so it was pretty cool to see them into it.
CDM: What can you tell me about the song ‘Love Slayer’ – it seems like your fans are really excited for that one?
JOE: ‘Love Slayer’ is a fun song about a girl that is in a club – or a girl that you meet – who is usually the bad girl that everyone wants to be with sometimes… and it’s
just one of those songs.
CDM: Which songs on the album are you most excited for your fans to hear?
JOE: I would have to say a song called ‘Kleptomaniac’, I’m excited for the fans to hear.
CDM: Do you have a favourite song on the album?
JOE: It changes all the time, but right now it’s got to be ‘Fastlife’, I love it.
CDM: Why did you decide to name the album after that song?
JOE: I felt like it just represented my album best, it was a fun, upbeat record and my music is… I like to have a good time in life and enjoy it even though it’s crazy busy – so that’s why I named it ‘Fastlife’.
CDM: Last year you tweeted that you were in the studio with Robert Schwartzman [of Rooney]. Did you work on songs together for the album?
JOE: When I first started working on the album he was one of the first producers and writers I worked with, he’s such an awesome guy and me and him are friends still – unfortunately it didn’t really work out for the album this time but the songs are still there so we might use them for something else later on.
CDM: What was it like going to a Vampire Weekend show as a fan and then being invited to guest-star in their ‘Giving Up The Gun’ music video?
JOE: Amazing! I’ve been a big fan of their music for a while and I’ve always really loved their music and the fact that they wanted me to be in their music video was so cool and we had such a great time that day we filmed it.
CDM: I see that you’ve been loving Foster The People a lot lately… who knows, maybe they’ll be next?
JOE: Hey, maybe… they’re a great band and I love their music so yeah if they want me to be in their music video, I’m up for it!
CDM: True or false – you’ll be opening on Britney Spears’ next tour?
JOE: False, unfortunately. It would have been real cool but it didn’t work out this time but hopefully we’ll try to figure something out.
CDM: I’ve seen you reply on Twitter to ‘news’ headlines like “Joe Jonas feels insecure about his thighs!” – when people create stories like that is that still crazy to you, or have you gotten used to it?
JOE: I kind of laugh these days, I just laugh it off. I find it pretty funny when people make up rumours like that.
CDM: This is normally the time when I ask you when you’ll be coming to visit New Zealand… but apparently you’ve already had secret adventures here?
I really hope to go to New Zealand [again] soon! I’ve been there once on vacation so I would love to go there to perform music!!
CDM: What did you get up to when you were here?
JOE: We went to Auckland and to Queenstown, so we were able to just travel around and to see some of the beautiful cities and it was really fantastic.
CDM: True or false – there’s a rumour that you have a best friend that lives in New Zealand?
JOE: No, unfortunately I don’t!
…and with that, an overworked but appreciative Joe Jonas, is onto his next ten-minute call of the day.
JOE JONAS’ debut solo album ‘Fastlife’ – featuring the singles ‘See No More’ and ‘Just In Love’ – is out now!
THU, 27 OCTOBER 2011 AT 12:30 PM
Joe Jonas heads back to his hotel for the night after hanging out with pals at Eclipse Bar in Knightsbridge, London on Wednesday (October 26).
The 22-year-old musician is currently on tour with Britney Spears throughout Europe.
PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Joe Jonas
Joe recently chatted with the Press Association and under dream duets, he listed Adele!
“[My dream collaborations would be] Maybe British artists like Adele, Tinie Tempah, then Kanye West and Foster The People, something a little different from what I’m used to. That way it shows a different side to the music that I am making,” Joe shared.
WOULD YOU LIKE to hear a duet between Joe and Adele?
Posted 1 hr ago by Jason Newman
You already know that Joe Jonas is MTV.com’s POSTED artist for October, right? Which means we have tons of info, interviews and videos surrounding the release of the singer’s debut album Fastlife. So check out new videos below that show Jonas detailing what’s on his “bucket list” and explaining the meaning behind the phrase “Fastlife.”
While “going on vacation” seems like a strange “bucket list” answer, Joe redeems himself with a list of extreme sports such as skydiving and bungee jumping. There’s also a Machu Picchu request which, if fulfilled, should be accompanied by a MTV Buzzworthy film crew and reporter (cough, cough).
Jonas also details the meaning behind his album title, noting, “It explains my crazy busy life. I don’t even know where I’ll be tomorrow. That’s mostly my schedule. It all depends on realizing that this is a blessing having fun. There’s so many people that don’t have this opportunity and I’m lucky enough to be doing this for a living.”
Get your Joe Jonas fill all this month at Posted.MTV.com.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2011 7:00 AM PDT by Marc Malkin and Brett Malec
90210 star Jessica Lowndes is no “Fool” when it comes to making music.
In fact, the 22-year-old just shot her very first music video this week and is performing her new single “Fool” on tonight’s episode of the hit CW show.
Read on for what the actress-turned-songbird recently dished to us about her hot new singing career. Plus, what she’s saying about teaming up with Joe Jonas…
What can you tell us about your performance tonight?
This week, they’re holding a benefit to raise money for Raj’s [Manish Dayal] cancer treatment. It’s a talent show, and at the last second she takes someone’s place even though right now Adriana hates fame and she hates every thing associated with it.
Kellie Pickler guest stars on the episode, do you sing together?
We don’t sing together, but we’re both singing at the same talent show.
Is Kellie someone you would want to work with in the future?
I’m not opposed to any kind of collaborations. I just love music in general, so yeah. She’s a sweetheart.
Are there any other celebs you’d love to have on the show?
It was so fun working with Joe Jonas last year…He was cute.
Did you and Joe talk about music?
We did. [Mostly] each other’s projects really. It was inspiring to talk to him because he was working on his solo stuff and I’ve been working on my solo stuff. I’ve taken like a year and a half to really get it right.
Is there any chance of you collaborating with Joe?
I mean, I feel like he’s supertalented. I would be lucky to work with him. That would be cool.
We’ll let you judge his cockney accent for yourselves
Joe Jonas is beautiful, but if we’re totally honest with you guys, he’s generally a little boring in interviews. We know he’s up for a laugh and does all kinds of comedy shows and skits and sketches and other such fun, but when it’s up to him to come up with his own stuff, we usually take the time to have a nap.
Sorry. We love him, but sometimes love hurts.
So when we saw Joe at Radio 1′s Teen Awards this weekend we though “ooh, how about we get Joe to put on his best cockney accent and say some UK phrases? Ooh YEAH. That’ll be good.”
Joe seemed a little unsettled.
So, the phrases we had ready for him were:
Alright mate, what you lookin’ at? I’ll have chips, cheese & curry sauce please love. The bloody ref’s an IDIOT! You get me yeah? Know what I mean yeah? You get me?
But he seemed to get bored after the first two.
Good effort though Joe! Stellar. Sterling. Bravo.
WASHINGTON – Joe Jonas, one-third of the pop sensation Jonas Brothers, is going solo. His new album, FastLife, out Tuesday, is better suited to a dance club than the Disney Channel. Jonas, 22, who has been on the road with Jay Sean and joins Britney Spears on her European tour starting Sunday, spoke with USA TODAY about his album and performing without his bros.
Q: Your new album seems to delve into your past relationships. Why did you decide to write about that?
A: When I started writing for the record, I wanted it to be very personal … even though it’s scary because it’s just (me) by myself. People are going to listen and try to pinpoint what the lyrics are about, but I did my best without saying any names.
Q: But this doesn’t sound like a breakup album; it’s pretty upbeat. Where do you think people will listen to your music?
A: Love Slayer is being played at clubs. I wrote the record for people to listen to in the car, with friends, wherever.
Q: What was it like to work with Chris Brown?
A: Fantastic. We just got together to play music and listen to each other’s stuff, and quickly it became us songwriting. We wrote (first single) See No More together, and he wrote Lighthouse, too, that I love.
Q: Lil Wayne remixed one of your songs. How did that come about?
A: (Second single) Just in Love was already finished, and he wanted to put a rap on the song, put a remix out, which is so exciting because I’m a huge Lil Wayne fan.
Q: How do you find enough energy to perform every night?
A: Even if I’m tired or exhausted or not feeling great, when I look out into the audience and I see those fans — that energy that they pull out of me is just hard to explain. Being on your own (without brothers Nick and Kevin) is a different thing because you put pressure on yourself to make the show great. (The day after this interview, Kevin surprised fans by showing up onstage with Joe at his show at Best Buy Theater in New York.)
Q: What do you do for fun on tour?
A: Bowling. It’s a fun thing, keeps it light. Everybody loves bowling — and playing video games. It’s kind of a tradition now on tour. Before we go on stage, we have to play. … I love sightseeing. Recently, we went to Austin and to the university there. I was able to see, almost, a college life. Something that I missed out on.
Q: What else do you do before you go on stage?
A: I go over the dance steps in my mind. I go over the music. I warm up. I do about 50 push-ups with my trainer and my security just to get pumped up before a show, get our energy up. And then I just go have fun.
Q: Do you sleep well on the bus after that?
A: I love the tour bunks. I can sleep like a baby in those bunks. It really doesn’t bother me at all. A lot of people have a difficult time — they’re like, “It’s like a coffin.” I get in there and I just pass out. You can’t even wake me up.
Q: Any plans for the Jonas Brothers to get back together after your tour?
A: Definitely. Right now, we’re just doing our individual stuff. And then when the time is right, (we’ll) get back together and start this up.
Q: Do you have any advice for younger artists trying to break into the music industry?
A: I was living that life for six years, still kind of am. It can be a very scary thing. I’m lucky I had a family and good friends to keep my head on straight and to realize it’s a dream come true.
Monday October 10, 2011 06:00 AM EDT
Are they new friends? Chace Crawford and Joe Jonas were pretty chatty at the CK One Shock Launch party at New York’s Gunbar. The guys discussed their plans for the week, and the Gossip Girl star also raved about how much he loves the Big Apple. Jonas, meanwhile, also chatted up model-singer Sky Ferreira, and he wasn’t shy, according to an onlooker, who said the two talked about music and fashion. – Carlos Greer
6:18pm Monday 10th October 2011
By Harris Dee
JOE JONAS – of Jonas Brothers fame – has announced a short tour supporting Britney Spears later this month.
And on the day before the tour, October 24, he launches his debut album ‘Fast Life’.
The Gazette, in collaboration with Chuff Media, were lucky to get interview time with Joe on Monday (October 10) in London, just after his appearances at the BBC Teen Awards and the XTra Factor. He talked about everything from meeting the One Direction boys, his liking for the music of Pixie Lott to his transition from his multi-platinum selling, award winning band the Jonas Brothers to branching off in his own right as a solo artist. Read the full interview below.
The tour dates with Britney Spears are:
Oct 25, Belfast Odyssey Arena.
Oct 27, London O2 Arena.
Oct 28, London O2 Arena.
Oct 30, Birmingham LG Arena. Oct 31, London Wembley Arena.
DATELINE: 10:15am, Monday 10th October – London, UK, with Joe Jonas…
Gazette: You’ve only been here a couple of days but how are you finding the UK so far?
Joe: It’s been great. I always love coming over to Europe, the response is always great. I did the BBC Teen Awards and that was a great time – its good to be back!
Gazette: The BBC Teen Awards were at Wembley Arena; did that give you a taster and make you a little bit more excited to be back at the same venue later this month?
Joe: Yes, it’s always an incredible feeling to play there. It was a great taste tester of what it’s going to be like back here at the end of the month.
Gazette: After being in a group it must be a little bit daunting going out by yourself, is it a bit like starting from scratch?
Joe: Sometimes – it’s cool to be back and to be able to do my solo stuff here. It’s a little bit sometimes scary to be up there by myself but I’ve been getting great support and the band support so overall I’m just happy.
Gazette: In America you’ve just finished touring with Jay Sean who’s from London – how was the tour?
Joe: It was great, he’s such a good tour partner and I’m really happy and thankful to have been able to do that tour. Jojo was the opener too and that was a lot of fun. Jay Sean is a really cool guy so we had a great time.
Gazette: Did he offer you any advice coming from a solo artist?
Joe: We sort of both gave advice to each other, just to go out there and have a good time and to really enjoy every second, every moment as it can move by so quickly.
Gazette: As mentioned earlier you performed at the BBC Ten Aards yesterday, did you get a chance to check out any of the UK talent that performed? What’s your opinion on the current music scene?
Joe: The current UK music scene is really amazing, it’s definitely getting better and better. Every time I’m here I find new artists and things that I really love listening to. I got to meet the One Direction guys and thought they were really nice, really cool and I’m really happy for them. Pixie [Lott] is a good friend of mine and I love her music and her new stuff sounds incredible.
Gazette: One Direction came from a programme called the X Factor, which you appeared on their sister show the Xtra Factor on Saturday (October 8), how was that experience for you?
Joe: It was really fun! It was a little bit interesting as it was the first time I was learning about the programme, I didn’t want to necessarily mess up any of the names – I definitely ended up messing up someone’s name! I said Lucy instead of Janet so that was a little bit of a funny moment but I think they understood that it would have been out of the norm for me to know everybody. I definitely want to keep up with the series; I’m really interested to see who wins. Funnily enough, I got to watch the show for the first time in the studio and the ones who got kicked off were the ones who I thought were going to be kicked off except for one person – I felt pretty proud of myself for knowing my stuff!
Gazette: Now later this month you’re coming back to the UK to tour with Britney Spears, that’s gotta be something that must be a little surreal?
Joe: It’s definitely surreal! I grew up listening to Britney Spears – it feels good to be back here but to be doing this tour is just so incredible. Britney was the first CD I ever bought so I’ve listened to her stuff since I was really young and continued to listen to her music for many years so it’s very exciting.
Gazette: Britney is well known for having a massive live show, really theatrical, big stage set up. What can we look forward to with your set?
Joe: Very high energy! Fun show! I almost like to make the crowd feel like they’re in a club, I just want to get them dancing, get them standing up. I feel like I’m not doing my job unless everyone’s standing up and rocking out. Have a really good time with it and hope everyone else does too.
Gazette: Your debut album ‘Fast Life’ is due out in the UK on October 24, and with this album you collaborated with many different writers, producers and artists such as Chris Brown and Lil Wayne. Has working with these artists been important in your musical transition to a more R&B influenced sound?
Joe: Yes definitely – it’s always a good feeling when you work with artists that are that incredible. I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to work with some really amazing artists and some amazing songwriters. You know, I guess it depends I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to work with producers and writers that I personally really look up to. So, it really kind of almost is helpful to be able to work with artists who are accepted into that genre because it means that people that listen to that kind of music have a new found respect I think for artists that do that.
Gazette: Who would be your dream collaborations to work with in the future?
Joe: Maybe Kanye West, British artists like Adele, Tinie Tempah, then Foster The People, something a little different from what I’m used to. That way it shows a different side to the music that I am making.
Gazette: How different was the creative process with making an album as a solo artist in comparison to making an album with your group [Jonas Brothers]?
Joe: It took a WHILE! I wanted to really spend time on this album – to take my time to make sure I made music that I was really proud of; that I wasn’t holding back from anything necessarily. I didn’t want to just rush this album at all so I was very pleased with taking the time, and really finding the sound that I wanted to go with. There’s been some times with my brothers that we’ve done some things and really just rushed them, like making records quickly and I wanted to take my time with this one.
Gazette: Have your brothers been supportive of your solo career?
Joe: My brothers have been very supportive. They’re incredible and I’m really thankful for the fact that they’re happy for me to take my time and do my thing, it’s the best feeling.
Gazette: Throughout your music career you’ve also been dipping your toe into a bit of acting, is this something that you would like to do more of in the future?
Joe: Yes I would love to; I really enjoy doing movie roles or acting roles. I’m actually working on a project with a friend of mine out in LA, we’ve just got a writer involved so it’s very very exciting. I’ve got a few plans for next year – at the beginning of the year I may be making this movie that I’m thinking about creating and then I think what it’s looking like right now is that we may try and do a world tour of some sort and definitely make more music. I’ll definitely be coming back soon to do my own tour – I’m not exactly sure when but it’s in the works.
Gazette: If everything goes to plan with your solo career would that mean you would have to put the Jonas Brothers on hold?
Joe: No we’re still going to be doing Jonas Brothers stuff, nothing yet is planned, no specific stuff for when we’re going to make our next album, we’re just taking our time with it. My brothers are doing their own individual things – Nick is going to be on Broadway next year so we may end up making music in New York but it all depends on what our schedules look like.
Gazette: Finally, what sort of music are you enjoying at the moment? Any artists that you would like to champion?
Joe: You know what, I’m really liking One Directions stuff. I think they’re doing a great job and their stuff sounds really great so I can definitely see myself checking out more of their music. As well as them I love all different kinds of music, I love dance music, I love pop music, I love a lot that DJs are doing. I think Pixie Lott’s new stuff is great. To get inspiration I pull from all different types of music, everything from dance music to hip-hop music, you name it, I probably listen to it! I always try to pull from all of those different influences and experiences for inspiration.
Story by SoundSpike Staff
Music news team extraordinaire
Published September 30, 2011 12:44 PM
Fellow heartthrob pop singers Joe Jonas and Jay Sean are nearing the end of a brief co-headlining tour, which began Sept. 6 in Boston. The pair are set to wrap things up next Thursday (10/6) at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.
Jonas is best known as a member of the Jonas Brothers, and will be performing songs from his debut solo album, “FastLife,” set to drop on Oct. 11. Sean will no doubt be road-testing tracks from his forthcoming album, “Freeze Time.” Florida fans can catch them tomorrow (10/1) at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater and Sunday (10/2) at the House of Blues Orlando.
SoundSpike photographer Eric Sauseda was on hand to get highlights from their concert at the House of Blues in Houston on Monday night, and here are some of his best shots. — View Full Frame Slideshow – Joe Jonas
View Full Frame Slideshow – Jay Sean
Posted on Sep 30th 2011 10:30AM by Contessa Gayles
Jonas Brother member and new solo act Joe Jonas was slapped with plagiarism allegations for his steamy Parisian-shot music video ‘Just in Love’ upon its release. Now, the creative minds behind the visuals have responded to the accusations that their music video stole from indie flick ‘For Lovers Only.’
Film writer and actor Mark Polish and his film-director brother Michael Polish are convinced Jonas and his video director Jaci Judelson ripped off themes from their 2010 film for his ‘Just In Love’ video, which depicts the pop star parading his hot romance with French model Angele Sassy all over the streets — and hotel bedrooms — of Paris.
“It’s very disheartening that a fellow director would go to those lengths to copy ‘For Lovers Only’ and not credit us. If they had said our film was their inspiration, we would have been flattered,” Mark said. But Kim Dellara, an executive producer at HSI Productions, which made Jonas’ video, is defending the singer and insisting the video’s theme is consistent with the previous work of its director, who has lived in Paris for 20 years.
In a post on the company’s Facebook page, she wrote, “We’ve received considerable interest in the music video for Joe Jonas’ single, ‘Just in Love’ and it is apparently being compared to a film called ‘For Lovers Only.’ Until yesterday we had never heard of the independent film, but judging from the trailer online it is clear both the video and the film are set in Paris and shared inspiration from French ’60s New Wave cinema. Each of the films includes situations that are universal in love stories of this genre.”
“We take exception to the notion that the video in any way infringed upon the content of the film in question. Jaci Judelson is known for a unique and large body of work that pre-dates this film by several years and this video is consistent with the style and content of her previous work. The concept for ‘Just in Love’ was inspired and driven by the lyrics of the song and by its director having lived in Paris for nearly 20 years,” the statement continued.
Seems like the whole rip-off allegations trend is really catching on these days. Rihanna was sued by David LaChapelle for her ‘S&M’ video, Justin Bieber narrowly dodged a Marc Jacobs suit for his perfume bottle design, Lady Gaga was blasted for copying Bette Midler’s stage act, and the Gaga Madonna comparisons are still going strong. Do you think Joe Jonas’ video deserves to be amongst this hall of fame of pop-plagiarism accusations? Watch both the ‘For Lovers Only’ trailer and the ‘Just in Love’ music video below!
Too bad I love both of them… “Just In Love” and “For Lovers Only”. Can’t we just all get along and love all Paris like romantic videos? I wish. <3
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*Joe Jonas mentioned my following tweets:
- When Joe Jonas said who should he tour with, I tweeted to him “@joejonas TOUR WITH JESSE MCCARTNEY”.
- When Joe Jonas talked about creative ways about promoting #Fastlife, I tweeted to him “@joejonas I wrote about your album on this place called the “PORNO BAR RESTAURANT” – instagr.am/p/Om7jA/”
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September 14th, 2011 11:39am EDT
(He was spotted earlier in the day at the White Sox’s game with the tour crew, band, and dancers.)
Joe Jonas hung out at hot spot Public House Chicago last night drinking off the bar’s personal table taps. Yes, you actually have your own tap and can pour anything from beer to vodka right from your own booth. Now, that is a VIP way to party!
Joe was in the Windy City for his concert at The House of Blues with Jay Sean and JoJo. Jonas’ new CD “Fast Life” will hit stores on October 11th.
After several teasers that were enough to make us pull our hair out with anticipation, the clouds have parted and Joe Jonas finally released the full version of his new video, “Just In Love.” And we’re happy to say it does not disappoint! There are several kissing shots! And shirtless shots! And a bathtub shot!!!! I said A BATHTUB SHOT. (BRB, dead.)
“Just In Love” is your standard love story music video, if your standard love story includes Joe Jonas and a French model frolicking all over Paris, wearing really expensive clothes and never having to go to work. The couple, who in real life isn’t actually in love (AT LEAST THEY BETTER NOT BE), is seen doing super romantic things all over the most romantic city in the world — dancing down the avenues at night, sipping coffee in cafes while wearing sunglasses, and spraying each other with squirt guns while SITTING IN A BATHTUB. I’m probably not the only one that audibly gasped when I saw this part of the video, but according to Joe, he and the model were not naked: “No, I’m not naked and she’s not naked… but I think it’s a little bit…older than anything I’ve done before.” I don’t know, Joe. Pretty sure people don’t wear clothes in a bathtub.
But alas, you know how love stories go — one minute you’re driving around France in an antique sports car and the next they’re never replacing the toilet paper roll. In other words, Joe and his leading lady part ways, and all they have left are the memories of
THAT BATHTUB SCENE OMGtheir torrid love affair. You can cry on our shoulder, Joe. We also have a bathtub, just FYI.
Published on Sep 12, 2011 by enews
The singer shares his inspiration for his new song “Just In Love.” Plus, is he open to falling in love with a fan?
by: Scott Shetler 2 days ago
Joe Jonas give fans another taste of his soon-to-be-released solo debut ‘Fast Life’ on ‘Just in Love,’ a seductive song that impresses in just about every way.
In case there were any doubts that Jonas hadn’t fully moved on from the teen sound of the Jonas Brothers, ‘Just in Love’ puts those to rest for good. The track has a lot of energy, with guitars and synths accentuating a powerful beat. Vocally, Jonas sounds strong as he sings:
“We talk love and they say it sounds crazy / Love’s even more wild when you’re angry / Don’t understand why we wanna change it, girl listen to me / I was running from the truth / I’m scared of losing you / You are worth too much to lose / Baby if you feel confused / Girl, I’m just in love with you.”
Jonas explained the song’s origin, telling Seacrest, “This is a song I wrote when I was going through a relationship with somebody. She was arguing with me, and all I could do was say ‘Listen, I love you, but we don’t need to go through this.’” Jonas did not specify which of his high-profile exes inspired the track, so we’ll all be left to use our imaginations.
The music video for ‘Just in Love’ will premiere on Monday. Jonas performed the song live on Thursday at a Saks Fifth Avenue event.
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