A Mash-Up Of Stars
Earlier today we saw pics of Rihanna and Jay-Z leaving The Art Club in London, following performances at the London Paralympics. Now we get a look at the two stars closing out the games with Coldplay. The performance is cool and fun (although, not especially riveting), but I’ve really been enjoying reading about the games. HuffPost published an article wrapping up the whole event beautifully, and you can also watch the entire closing ceremony (which some are saying was better than the closing ceremony of the Olympics), here on the London Paralympics YouTube page. The actual events are also on YouTube, and they’re amazing. Click the above video to see Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Coldplay Run This Town tonight.
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'I'm Living On Such Sweet Nothing'
Calvin Harris might be on his way to becoming a household name, having recently DJd the MTV Video Music Awards, which was pretty sweet. Harris is also partially responsible for the amazingness that is Rihanna‘s song We Found Love, which took home the VMA for Video Of The Year (although, as PITNBR sandy aptly pointed out, RiRi neglected to give him his props). Anyhoo, today we get to hear a new jam from him, and he’s teamed up with Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine and I am love, love, loving their Sweet Nothing. I’m checking out the words over this awesome beat on DirectLyrics and kind of falling lurve with the bittersweet narrative. Sweet Nothing is currently on repeat over here! What do y’all think?
Calvin Harris‘s album 18 Months is scheduled for an October 30th release. Among other artists, it will feature Tinie Tempah, Kelis, Ellie Goulding, Rihanna, and Ne-Yo. Kind of a big deal!
Free Music Makes Life Happy
Awesome news for DMB fans! Their new album, Away From The World, is live streaming on iTunes right now. I’m totally listening to the first track and, when I get my hands on that bottle of Moscato that’s been patiently waiting for me in the fridge, I’m going to be listening and sipping, and probably crying to this first track… a little. Peep the track list inside and go here now! You have until September 11 (the official release date of Away From The World) to get your free listen on.
And Not Everyone Likeys
Lana Del Rey is official The Woman Of The Year, according to British GQ magazine. Gentleman’s Quarterly thought it appropriate to shoot Ms. LDR totally nude (and totally getting felt up in one of the pictures… and totally feeling herself up in another, lol), but not everyone’s loving it. Lana and GQ are catching some flack for what could be interpreted as an overly sexualized (even offensive) photo shoot. Peep the pics inside and tell me if you think these photos are a bit much.
Chrianna Reunites, Rebel Wilson Slays, And P!nk Brings Down The House...
Folks, it’s time for another PITNB Pinkie Awards and I’m sooo excited for today’s winners! Last night the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards went down and, as usual, all kinds of madness ensued. Before the show, I wrote about some of the things I was most excited about and though there were many disappointments (Kevin Hart = FAIL), the event was still totally fun. Celebs were kissing, dissing, stage-diving, and getting pregnant (okay, showing up already pregnant, but still); it was awesome. We’ll start with the first award, for Most Controversial Kiss That Barely Qualifies As A Kiss But Was Still A HUGE Deal. Rihanna and Chris Brown‘s kiss heard ’round the world seemed to happen off-camera, but in this world we all know there’s no such thing as ‘off-camera’! MTV caught the two in the act after Rihanna accepted the coveted Video Of The Year award. Peep the video and I suggest watching it in full screen. Oh, and don’t blink! It’s a short kiss, but it’s a kiss alright! Your thoughts??? We’ve got more winners (i.e. Rebel Wilson, Katy Perry, Frank Ocean, and P!nk) inside!
And Amber Rose's Baby Bump!!! OMG!!!
As we all know, the 2012 MTV Music Video Awards went down last night in Los Angeles and I was crazy, super excited to watch the pop music event of the year unfold. Later today I’ll be awarding PITNB Pinkies (yeahhh!!!!) to many of the performers, but in the meantime, check out this gallery of the red carpet and press room arrivals. I thought the ladies really brought their A-game last night. Miley Cyrus looked amazing in her all-black dress and platinum blonde hair– she and P!nk (who looked equally stunning) looked like they got their hair did together. It was awesome! Taylor Swift and Rihanna went all-white (I’m guessing that Labor Day rule doesn’t apply to them… must be nice… lol) and both of them also killlled the red lipstick game. And then there was Amber Rose. OMG. Wiz Khalifa‘s fiancée who must, from this day forth, no longer be remembered as Kanye West‘s ex-girlfriend. Because she’s totally about to be somebody’s mama. And that ish cray. Sorry, that was an accidental Yeezy reference. No more of those! It’s official. She’s with Wiz. Everybody got it? Good. And she looked amazing!!!
Oh, and can someone please tell me what’s in Ke$ha‘s hand. Kthanks.
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I’ve been introduced to a new girl group called Blush that are ready to make a splash on the pop scene with the release of their debut single/music video Miss Out. I must admit, the first time I heard this song … I couldn’t get it out of my head. Not only are the ladies decked out in superfun, eye-catching neon colored bodysuits (which, I must also admit, speaks right to my heart) but this song is so infectious! The Blush members are Alisha, Angeli, Ji Hae, Natsuko and Victoria and they’ve already opened up overseas for folks like Justin Bieber and Black Eyed Peas. Now they’ve set their sights on the US. I’m not ashamed to admit that I might be found dancing to this song while in the shower … and yes, I might be heard singing along. It’s a fun song and a cute video. I can’t get enough.
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Head’s up, New Kids on the Block fans! I have some exciting news for you. Have you ever wished there was an authorized biography of one of the greatest boybands ever to exist on Earth? Welp, your wish is about to come true. Next month, author Nikki Van Noy will release the only authorized biography of NKOTB that includes input and interviews from the guys themselves. At last, we will be able to read the New Kids story as they lived it. Click below to see the full-size book cover for this new biography, titled New Kids on the Block: Five Brothers and a Million Sisters, and learn more about what will be included in the bio. More »
But Is A Romantical Collab Popping Off?!
Sooooo, apparently. Rihanna. Was Fuh-lirting with MY A$AP Rocky at Coachella. There’s not a lot to say about that other than um… Oh hellllll naw. Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s an official remix to Cockiness (off her album Talk That Talk) that popped off between the two of them later. Or whatever. Great song. Dirty words (just ask the guys over at DirectLyrics). Badgalriri and Harlem’s own pretty mf. I’m seriously loving this track but… she better back off. No seriously. Seriously.
In fact, I’m putting up a some pics of A$AP inside (sans Rihanna), so y’all can feel me on this one.