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Watch: Britney Spears Releases A Lyric Video For ‘Perfume’

PLUS, 'Perfume (The Dreaming Mix)' leaks to the Internets
"So I wait for you to call / And I try to act natural"

Earlier this month, our dear Britney Spears released the ballad Perfume as the second single from her upcoming new album Britney Jean and today we get to see the just-released lyric video for the track. According to Britney herself, she is currently filming the music video for Perfume and to tide us over the lyric video for the song has been released. Late last night, the stripped down alternate version of Perfume (The Dreaming Mix) leaked its way to the Internets. Having heard the more stripped down Dreaming Mix of Perfume I have to admit, I really like the less produced, more raw version of the song. Check out the lyric video above and hang on tight, Britney will be comin’ at us with the official music video for the song soon (I hope)! Click below to hear Perfume (The Dreaming Mix) More »

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Watch: Backstreet Boys Release A Music Video For ‘Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)’

"Epic", says BSB
2 Shirtless, 1 Tank Top, 2 T-Shirts

So, today must be cheesy music video day because in addition to the really outlandishly silly video released earlier today by Kanye West we also get to see the just-released new music video by Backstreet Boys. BSB is comin’ at us with a video for their new single Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of) and as you can see in the video embedded above, the guys are feeling a whole lotta feels in this very dramatic clip. A.J. McLean (who is shirtless, as is Brian LittrellKevin Richardson and Howie Dorough are shirted … Nick Carter meets the others halfway by wearing a tank top) says the song is “one of those epic records.” Kevin adds, “The inspiration for AJ and I writing this song was our children. The innocence and wonder in their eyes is so precious. I want them to keep it forever and I want to rediscover it within myself. No limits … No fear.

Yeah.

Have a look above, see if you think the guys’ inspiration comes thru in the music video for Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of).

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First Look: Kanye West Debuts His INCREDIBLY CHEESY Music Video For ‘Bound 2′ On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

O_O
What is seen CANNOT be unseen

Yesterday we learned that Kanye West decided to debut the music video for his new single Bound 2 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and today we get to see the fruits of his labor. Folks, this video is utterly and completely ridiculous. As you can see in the video embed above, Kanye‘s babymama makes a cameo in the vid (she first appears at the 1:00 mark of the video above) and her appearance only adds to the insane ridiculousness. Soaring falcons? Check. Wild horses running across the plain? Check. Simulated sex while speeding down the highway on a motorcycle? CHECK! And all of this was filmed in front of a green screen ensuring that NONE of it looks even remotely realistic. The video for Bound 2 looks like it was filmed in a digital photobooth found at a truck stop in the middle of nowhere. So much for the high ideals of design and art, I suppose. Check out the video, see for yourselves. Please share your thoughts below. This HAS to be an elaborate joke, right? I mean, he can’t seriously be serious … RIGHT?!

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First Listen: Britney Spears’s New Song ‘Alien’ Leaks To The Internets

"I’m not alone"

With mere WEEKS to go before the release of Britney Spears‘s new album Britney Jean, fans are getting more and more anxious to hear new music from the album. Today fans get to enjoy their first listen of Britney‘s new song Alien, which leaked online early this morning. Alien, as you may be aware, is produced by William Orbit and if you click below, you can hear the song for yourselves. I’ve already listened to the song a few times, I think fans are going to love it. More »

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Kanye West Will Debut His ‘Bound 2′ Music Video On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

His Fiancé May Be Starring In The Video...

Yesterday morning I had the time of my life watching what may be one of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches ever. Lady Gaga was the guest host and if you didn’t get a chance to check out Waking Up With Kimye, I suggest you go HERE and watch the video. They pretty much captured my exact thoughts on Kanye right now and how hilariously gung-ho he is about his fiancée. Now one thing I am really, insanely excited about is the release of his next music video for Bound 2. Yeezy will debut the video on an upcoming episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Click inside for more!
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Watch: 12 Year Old Lorde Performs With Her Middle School Band

Extreme
When Lorde was Ella

When a new artist gets popular and famous really quickly, footage from their youth tends to come to light to show us what the artists looked like when they were kids. Because singer Lorde *just* turned 17, her “old” footage isn’t really that old. When Lorde was Ella Yelich-O’Connor, she was in a middle school band called Extreme that competed in the Intermediate Schools Battle of the Bands back in 2009 in her native New Zealand. The video above features the band’s performance with a short interview at the end (around the 7:58 mark). It’s kind of cute to see this old Lorde footage but, yeah, she was 12 like 3 days ago so … it’s not really old at all. For the record, Extreme came in third place in the competition. No word on whether or not any of the other members of the band will be able to match Lorde’s solo success.

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Nine Inch Nails Does Las Vegas, Part 2

The TV Guide

Yesterday was my only full day here in Las Vegas, NV this weekend and while the city has a HOST of options of things to do, I decided … yeah, I wasn’t really interested in any of that. After I finished work, I decided to relax and watch a movie in my hotel room … and then another and then another (Clueless was the day’s highlight). I ended up laying around all day long. I did get hungry enough to leave my room for some pizza and I happily got to meet PITNB readers Jackie and her husband Eric who are also here in LV for the NIN shows (Jackie is also running a half marathon here tonight, so she deff wins). Around show time, I met up with my boy Sergio (in town from Detroit) so that we could enjoy night two of Nine Inch Nails together. Afterward, we went out for drinks, dessert and I won playing a slot machine! All in all, it was a good day! More »

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Watch: Lady Gaga And R. Kelly Get Raunchy During Their ‘Do What U Want’ Performance On ‘Saturday Night Live’

Gaga Also Performed 'Gypsy'
Y'all Ain't Ready For Gaga And Kels

Well, it’s good to know that some things never change! R. Kelly is still, very much… um… R. Kelly, and he proved that when he hit up the Saturday Night Live stage with Lady Gaga. Let me be clear: y’all are not ready for this performance! LMAO… I must have used the phrase ‘I can’t‘ about eight times while trying to get through their performance of Do What U Want. But I’m not gonna front– I kinda loved it. Gaga went all 70s, and she and R. Kelly took it upon themselves to simulate various sexual positions on the stage; it was hilarious and, somehow, very appropriate. Peep the video for more! And click inside for her performance of Gypsy!
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Nine Inch Nails Does Las Vegas, Part 1

The TV Guide

Yesterday afternoon I made my way into the desert for a weekend of fun in Las Vegas, NV. Nine Inch Nails is playing a 2-night set of shows at The Joint inside The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and I thought it would be fun to check out the shows. Tamar and I flew to Vegas together and arrived in time to check in, meet up with her husband Rob and their friend Cathy and stuff our faces full of sushi before heading into the show. The concert venue is smaller than a massive arena so the NIN show was more intimate but the house was PACKED with rabid fans, which made for an amazing concert appearance. More »

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Watch: M.I.A. Releases A Music Video For ‘Y.A.L.A.’

Warning: May Cause Seizures
Go low, Go slow / Roll Like A Pollo

Last month, ahead of the release of her new album Matangi, M.I.A. released the audio for her new single Y.A.L.A. Today, we get to see the music video for the song … which, I must warn you, might cause seizures if you are susceptible to flashing strobe lighting. Y.A.L.A. is one of my fave songs from Matangi so I’m very glad it’s been released as a single. The music video is pretty dope but it’s the beat that really, really love. Check out the video above (if you dare) and behold M.I.A.‘s vision for Y.A.L.A.

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