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After years of contemplating, I decided to move my site and change its name. Not only the name, but its purpose. is now WATMONLINE.COM. When I launched in 2009, I had NO idea what I was getting into. All I wanted to do was post few stories and give my opinion, in hopes of getting a few readers and call it day. Back then, I was clueless to the work, time and energy it takes to keep up a blog, especially when you enjoy it.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with music. I might not know the day of the week, but I KNOW when Grammys are. Long story short, I took my obsession beyond friends and family and made it public to anyone with access to the Internet, and that’s how was born.

Since my first post about Barbara Streisand keeping Mariah Carey out the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, has grown beyond my expectations. Knowing that nearly a half million people have, at one time or another, visited the site blows my mind. In the grand scheme of things that’s a small fraction of world’s Internet population, but to me, that’s EVERYTHING!

As World According to Monte becomes WATM ONLINE, I’m confident in knowing that this is only the beginning. I’ve seen what a hard work and dedication can do and I refuse to give up until I reach my goals. Whenever I do decide to take on something, I want to be the best; regardless of how it takes to get there, I’m willing and will work my ass off to get to the next level.

There are hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of music-related websites, offering music and entertainment news, celebrity gossip, exclusive interviews, etc., but few are actually credible. And that’s what will set WATM ONLINE apart from the run-of-the-mill music blog.  I want to give the facts, then give my opinion, even if the facts and my opinion conflict. My hope is to highlight artists, known and unknown, with stories that will spark conversation and become your go-to for the latest about your favorites and the best you never heard.

If you’ve ever clicked on a link, left a comment, scrolled down the homepage, liked on Facebook, retweeted a Tweet, subscribed via email, or have been involved with in any way, I humbly thank you!

I’m excited about the new journey and look forward to all that lies ahead! Head over to WATMONLINE.COM and subscribe to receive posts via email, bookmark the site, and if you’d like, drop me a line at (The fact that I have personalize email for the new site is the coolest shit, EVER!)

See you there!

— Montè

Box Office Report: ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ Debuts at No. 1 with $46 Million

The fourth installment in the Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Continental Drift, easily took the box office with $46 million over the weekend. The film earned an additional $95.3 million overseas. 

Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Nicki Minaj, KeKe Palmer, Drake, Wanda Sykes and Seann William Scott lend their voices to the animated feature.

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone’s The Amazing Spider-Man moves to No. 2, earning $35 million in its second weekend. The superhero reboot has earned $200.9 million domestically since its July 3rd release.

Mark Wahlberg’s Ted rounds out the top three with $22.1 million, while Disney/Pixar’s Brave fell to fourth place with $10.7 million.

See list of the weekend’s ten top grossing films below.

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Box Office Report: ‘Think Like A Man’ Wins Again with $18 Million

Think Like a Man trumps the competition to stay at No. 1.

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Box Office Report: ‘Think Like a Man’ Wins Weekend with $33 Million

Think Like a Man, adapted from Steve Harvey’s best-selling advice book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, took the weekend box office, scoring one the best openings in recent memory for an African-American themed film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Box Office Report: ‘Hunger Games’ Hits $251 Mil

Julia Roberts and Greek deities in 3D were no match for The Hunger Games at this weekend’s box office.

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Box Office Report: ‘Hunger Games’ Sets Box Office Records

“The Hunger Games” pulled in a massive $155 million at the box office in North America over the weekend, making it the biggest non-sequel opening in history as well as the biggest March film ever.

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