Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I am Alexis

Dear, soap fans, it's official! I have legally changed my name. Per Dennis Svedberg Hellström doesn't exist anymore. Say hello to Dennis Alexis Hellström. I hope you like the new name as much as I do! As you might have figured out, I've taken the name Alexis from my idol Joan Collins' "Dynasty" character Alexis Carrington Colby.

I know, I'm obsessed with that show! If you want to you can now call me Alexis or Dennis Alexis. But Dennis is fine too. I removed Per because I never felt comfortable with that name, and I removed Svedberg out of personal reasons. I feel great about this!



Alexis and Krystle having a catfight.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jane Andrews Mancini's back!

I just found this video clip from the new "Melrose Place" episode. Josie Bissett is back as Jane Andrews Maninci, and she's blackmailing Ella into helping her make a comeback in the fashion industry. Doesn't she look good? I'm so glad Jane's back. I hope she'll get into a catfight with Heather Locklear's Amanda when she returns. This is from episode four, airing next week on The CW. Don't miss it!

All soaps about models are cancelled

Why is it that all good soap operas about models are cancelled? I think the only exception is "Ugly Betty", even thought it's more of a comedy-drama.

The CW is now cancelling the Ashton Kutcher produced drama "The Beautiful Life", starring Mischa Barton, after only two episodes. It's such a shame, because I thought it was really good!

Other great soap operas about models are 80's classic "Paper Dolls", starring Morgan Fairchild, and 90's classic "Models Inc." starring Linda Gray. They were both cancelled after only one season, even though they were really well-made. It's such a waste.

Shouldn't the fashion industry be the perfect place for a soap opera? Why do people prefer reality shows like "America's Next Top Model" over prime time soap operas about models?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Heather Locklear is moving back to Melrose Place!

The news we've all been waiting for is finally here! Heather Locklear will, according to the New York Post, join the new "Melrose Place" spinoff. This is amazing!

Her character Amanda Woodward has always been my favourite so I hope she will be a regular. But considering Locklear's salary I guess she'll only return for a couple of episodes.

So far, these actors are returning from the original: Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, Heather Locklear, Josie Bissett and Daphne Zuniga. Rumour has it that Grant Show and Courtney Thorne-Smith are in negotiation too.

Who is your favourite "Melrose Place" character?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stéphanie of Monaco - New fansite

I have finally opened the Plastic Retro website! The first artist to get a fansite is italo disco singer Stéphanie, also known as princess of Monaco. Her most famous singles are "Irresistible" and "One Love To Give" from 1986. Click here to get to the fansite.







Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pre-order Sinitta's new album

The new release date of Sinitta's upcoming compilation "Right Back Where We Started From - Hits Plus" is October 19. I'm really excited about the new tracks and the rare and unreleased PWL tracks and remixes. Don't miss this, disco fans! You can pre-order it now at Amazon.



Sinitta's 1987 hit single "Toy Boy".

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Melrose Place pilot

So, what did you all think of the new "Melrose Place" pilot? Please let me know! I personally loved it.

As a HUGE fan of the original, I was a bit sad to see a certain character get killed off, but I'll get over it. And who knows, maybe this person will return from the dead at the end of this season? This is "Melrose Place", for God's sake, anything can happen!

Some fans of the original are complaining about the new show, but I don't agree with them. This isn't the same show, so they can't keep everything the same as it was in the original. Times have changed so we have to accept change if we want the show to survive today. This isn't the 90's.

But I for one think that they've keep a lot of the original atmosphere. And I definitely don't think that Ashlee Simpson is as bad as everyone said she would be.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Mandy Smith - I Just Can't Wait

This is the official video to the 1987 Mandy Smith hit "I Just Can't Wait", written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

Monday, September 07, 2009

The new Mandy Smith album

I hope you haven't forgotten to buy the 2009 rerelease of Mandy Smith's album "Mandy", originally released in 1988. The rerelease includes a full remaster of the original album, including Stock Aitken Waterman hit singles "I Just Can't Wait" and "Positive Reaction", plus rare and unreleased songs and remixes. This truly is a fabulous disco album, so order it now from Amazon!

"Mandy" re-release tracklist:

1. Stay With Me Tonight
2. I Just Can't Wait
3. Victim Of Pleasure
4. Duel
5. Boys And Girls
6. If It Makes You Feel Good
7. Positive Reaction
8. Say It's Love (Love House)
9. He's My Boy
10. You're Never Alone
11. Don't You Want Me Baby
12. Got To Be Certain
13. Terry (12" Mix)
14. Positive Reaction (Our Mandy's Extended Mix)
15. Boys And Girls (Acid Remix)
16. Victim Of Pleasure (Daize On Nights Mix)
17. Don't You Want Me Baby (Original Mix)
18. I Just Can't Wait (The Cool And Breezy Jazz Version)

Sunday, September 06, 2009

New Joan Collins interview

The fabulous "Dynasty" glamour diva Joan Collins was recently a guest on British talk show "Loose Women". They discussed everything from her love life to her phobia of kissing people she doesn't know (Lily Allen) on the cheek.

The best part of the show was when Joan said that she really misses the 1980's. I mean, who doesn't? She also said that she still loves 80's fashion, especially shoulder pads. I couldn't agree more!

If only we could see Joan back in shoulder pads, fighting Linda Evan.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Stacey Q - Two Of Hearts

The wonderful dance hit "Two Of Hearts" from 1986 is one of my favourite songs! Stacey Q is a musical goddess! Don't forget to order her new single "Trip", out now.

Dynasty - Full season 4 release

I have great news for all "Dynasty" fans! The complete season four of this wonderful 1980's soap opera is being released in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland on November 25!

Unlike the American editions, that are split up in two, the ones released over here are complete, so don't miss them!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Samantha Fox and Sabrina Salerno duet

It's official! 1980's pop icons Samantha Fox and Sabrina are releasing a duet! This was announced in Italian magazine Tgcom. They are recording a cover version of Blondie's classic "Call Me". Here is a video clip with them both together in Italy, while shooting a music video. This is amazing news!

Tracklist to Madonna's new album "Celebration"

This is the official tracklist to Madonna's upcoming greatest hits compilation "Celebration".

"Celebration" CD 1 tracklist:

1. Hung Up
2. Music
3. Vogue
4. 4 Minutes
5. Holiday
6. Everybody
7. Like A Virgin
8. Into The Groove
9. Like A Prayer
10. Ray Of Light
11. Sorry
12. Express Yourself
13. Open Your Heart
14. Borderline
15. Secret
16. Erotica
17. Justify My Love
18. Revolver

"Celebration" CD 2 tracklist:

1. Dress You Up
2. Material Girl
3. La Isla Bonita
4. Papa Don't Preach
5. Lucky Star
6. Burning Up
7. Crazy For You
8. Who's That Girl
9. Frozen
10. Miles Away
11. Take A Bow
12. Live To Tell
13. Beautiful Stranger
14. Hollywood
15. Die Another Day
16. Don’t Tell Me
17. Cherish
18. Celebration