"FIND YOUR SOUND. FIND YOUR FUTURE."
So … Zac Efron has a new movie coming out this summer but it’s not THIS movie that he has been filming lately with Robert de Niro that will feature a LOT of nekkid flesh. No, the movie that Zac will be starring in this summer is titled We Are Your Friends and it tells the tale of a down-and-out kid from the Valley named Cole Carter who wants to grow up to be a superstar DJ like Calvin Harris. Yes, this is really the plot of this feature length film. As you can see in the trailer embedded above, this movie will feature all of the usual things that you see in any given rags to riches story but with DJs. When I first heard that this movie was being filmed last year, directed by Max Joseph (of Catfish fame), I was under the impression that the story would be more … substantial. I mean, I get that I’m not the target audience for this movie and it very well may be a huge success but, yeah, this movie just doesn’t look very good to me. What do you think? Do you want to see Zac try to become a superstar DJ in We Are Your Friends? If so, you can see the movie in full when it opens on August 28.
Yesterday we got to see Nicki Minaj‘s new music video for her song Feelin’ Myself, which features Beyoncé on guest vocals, and today we get to see a bunch of fun behind the scenes photos from the music video shoot. As is evident in the video itself, Nicki and Bey filmed the video in Palm Springs, CA right around the time that the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place last month and, as is also evident, the BFFs looked FADED as you know what in the video. Haha. These behind the scenes photos are really fun … you can see more of them HERE.
Watch Now, no TIDAL required
Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have released their music video for Nicki‘s song Feelin’ Myself exclusively for TIDAL subscribers but the video has made its way to You Tube … for the time being. Someone at TIDAL will yank the video sooner rather than later so watch while you can. The video is fun and I love the song so it’s a win for me. Enjoy.
UPDATE … damn, that was fast … yanked already. But, click below to check out another non-You Tube embed to watch WHILE YOU CAN. More »
Vision of Lost Love
Mariah Carey was a featured performer during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards last night but before she performed a medley of her first single, Vision of Love (1990), and her new single, Infinity (2015), her Billboard Music Charts accomplishments over the years were celebrated … reminding us all that MC is truly one of the greatest pop singers living today. After Mimi did the damn thing on stage at the BMAs last night, she released a short teaser of the forthcoming music video for her single Infinity. Click the embed above to watch Mariah Carey perform Vision of Love and Infinity live at the Billboard Music Awards last night then click below to watch the teaser for her Infinity music video. More »
Did Taylor enlist every friend she has to diss Katy Perry?
After teasing the release of her music video with a massive character poster campaign, Taylor Swift finally unleashed her Bad Blood music video/mini-movie tonight for the world to see. As you can see in the embed above, the storyline of the Bad Blood video focuses squarely on betrayal … and revenge. The speculation that has emerged since the release of this video is that the video is meant as a not-so-subtle diss toward Katy Perry who used to be friendly with Taylor and, after a betrayal, well … came the bad blood. Selena Gomez‘s character Arsyn is said to be playing the Katy role and Taylor‘s Catastrophe character is obvs the Taylor role. It’s an interesting theory … but the video is so good overall that the rumored subtext is secondary. Taylor has outdone herself with this video for Bad Blood. The week-long hype promo was well worth it, I think. Have a look, see what you think. Are you impressed?
OKAY … it looks like I may have jumped the gun a few days ago when I guessed a few days ago that Taylor Swift was finished releasing character posters for her new music video/mega-movie for her new single Bad Blood because since Friday, she released two more posters — including one featuring Cindy Crawford as a character named Headmistress (you can see 19, YES 19, Bad Blood character posters HERE). Today, we have one more poster reveal … I know, it’s crazy. Taylor has revealed that her BFF Selena Gomez stars in the video as a character named Arsyn and that she will be the lead actress in the vid. Click below to see the FINAL (I hope) poster for Bad Blood. More »
Fifty Shades of Paris
Last week Paris Hilton released the audio for her new single High Off My Love. Today, she unveils the music video for the track. As you can see in the clip embedded above, Paris gets all kinds of freaky-deaky in this video for the song which features Birdman on guest vocals. While the song isn’t one of my faves, I don’t mind it all that much in terms of a non-serious pop song. Have a look at the video and see if it tickles your fancy. Are you happy that Paris Hilton is back as a pop star?
Let's TRY and forget that awful 'Jem' movie trailer
Earlier this week, as I’m sure you are painfully aware, the first trailer for the Jem and the Holograms live-action movie was released and confirmed my fears that the movie adaptation would ruin our memories of the original ’80s cartoon. Ugh. And so, I am reminded of a #ThrowbackThursday post I wrote about a year ago that gathered together 21 of my favorite music videos from the Jem and the Holograms cartoon series (1985-1988) … which I am re-sharing today in an effort to REMIND YOU ALL how brilliantly perfect the original cartoon remains and to, hopefully, try and help you forget the travesty that will be the live-action Jem movie coming this fall. The videos below feature Jem, The Holograms, Synergy, THE MISFITS and actual cartoon holograms … the things that make the Jem story so great (and are missing from the live-action movie). Please, click through the videos below and SEE how amazing Jem and the Holograms was, is and will forever be no matter what crappy movies come our way and try to steal our love for Jem. Please, enjoy.
And it is straight up, 100% an ad for the Tinder dating app
A couple of weeks ago, we got our first teasery look at Hilary Duff‘s music video for her crazy-infectious new single Sparks. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the song and as you can see above, it’s a mostly fun video that doubles as a promo ad for the Tinder dating app. You may recall that we learned last week that Hilary is filming her Tinder dates for possible use as a dating reality TV show somewhere down the line … which is great, I think. But the fact that she turned her music video into a commercial for the app is pretty disappointing. I love the visuals and I love the song … I wish we could get a version of this video without the bang-you-over-the-head obvious Tinder promo and just enjoy Hilary‘s Sparks music video all by itself. Have a look, see what you think. Do you want to swipe right or left on this Hilary Duff video?
See all 19
For the past week or so, Taylor Swift has been promoting the HECK out of the premiere of her mini-movie music video for her new single Bad Blood, which will debut during the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday night, by releasing character posters for ALL of the folks who will be starring in the video … from Jessica Alba to Kendrick Lamar to Gigi Hadid and more. Today, Taylor has unveiled a second character poster that features the character she will play in the clip, Catastrophe (you may recall she already released a different poster of herself last week). The gallery presented here features all of the Bad Blood character posters which, I’m guessing, is all we are going to get (tho, if more posters are released, I’ll just add them to the gallery here). With 3 more days to go before the Bad Blood video is released, my hunch is that we will see a video teaser sometime this weekend … then the music video in full … which better be damn good considering all this promo hype.
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