Jenny Lewis FTW!
In late March, singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis teased that she would be paying homage to her child actor appearance on The Golden Girls in the music video for her new single She’s Not Me. Today, we get to see Jenny‘s music video in full and see that she not only references her guest appearance on The Golden Girls (1987) but also her starring roles in the movies Troop Beverly Hills (1989) and The Wizard (1989). Lewis, as you may know, was a kinda successful child actor back in the day but has since become a much more accomplished musician both as a solo artist and as the frontwoman of Rilo Kiley. I love this song, I LOVE her nods to her acting past and I really love Fred Arminsen as GG‘s Sophia Petrillo. This has to be the music video of the year!
The full video is out on Friday
A couple of weeks ago, we learned the horrifying news that Sony Pictures is planning a remake of the 1996 movie The Craft which has upset quite a few people, including The Craft actress Fairuza Balk. Around the time of that announcement, I learned that the British pop group Little Mix was readying the release of a music video for their new single Black Magic which is supposed to be themed around the original movie The Craft. Today, we get our first look at the music video for Black Magic that deffo has some witchy vibes … have a look below. More »
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An industrious fan decided to take the new music video for Britney Spears‘s new single Pretty Girls, which features Iggy Azalea on guest (c)rap vocals, and give it a LEGO make-over … and the results are utterly and completely brilliant. As you can see above, the video is a scene-by-scene recreation of the Pretty Girls video but with LEGO figures and building blocks. I about died when the short hair version of Britney first appeared at the car wash … then did, in fact, fall down #DEAD during the final dance scene in the club (Her hair! I can’t!!). As much fun as the original video is, I think this LEGO version is pretty damn great, too. Have a look, fall in love.
"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?