A Star is Born?
Connor Cruise, son of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, is trying to make a name for himself in the world of music and today we get our first listen at his first single. Cruise teamed up with Metro Station singer Mason Musso and Black Eyed Peas collaborator DJ Poet on a new single titled Closer to Heaven. I’m not a huge EDM fan but I have to say that after a couple of listens, I’m pretty impressed with how the track turned out. Click below to have a listen and see what you think of Connor‘s foray into music. More »
All Kinds Of Awesome...
In case you were curious about what you missed by not going to Drake‘s OVO Fest, apparently, you missed a lot. As did I. Friggen Diddy and Ma$e reunited for no other reason other than that they are awesome and wanted me to relive my pre-teen dream, and we have the footage to prove it! These images are just as sweet as those Jay Z/Damon Dash reunion pictures that have been floating around. Le Sigh. Peep the video for more! You know it’ll make you feel so good, lol!
P.S. Did you peep homegirl going iiiin at the 1:25 mark over the Miguel/J.Cole song?! LMAO. Oh man…
Bonus: Watch NIN's Entire Lollapalooza Concert Performance
Nine Inch Nails is currently on a festival tour here in the US and for those of you who haven’t or can’t see the show, I’ve got a little treat for you. Moment Factory, the production company that worked with NIN on the visuals for the festival tour, has released a behind the scenes making-of video from the production rehearsals for the tour. Check out the teaser video in the embed above … and then, if you have the time, click below to watch NIN‘s full concert performance at Lollapalooza last weekend to see all the visuals in action. Enjoy!
Back in June, Madonna attended a premiere event in NYC for the EPIX broadcast of her hugely successful MDNA World Tour. Today we learn that the show will be released on DVD/Blue-Ray on September 10 and we get our first look at the cover art for the release. Those of you who attended the concert tour last year know that the MDNA show is pretty spectacular so having the opportunity to watch the show whenever you like at home is a very attractive one. I don’t have EPIX so I haven’t seen the show since Maddy performed here in California last year … so I am really looking forward to the release of the MDNA World Tour DVD next month :) More »
Throwback Thursday Says Bey's Weave Lives On Forever!
Today the interwebs went all kinds of cray when Beyoncé did the unthinkable and revealed a super-short new ‘do. The Queen Bey pixie cut is a big deal (although, according to this very scientific chart, anything Beyoncé does ever is a big deal), but I agree with all the folks who are saying that we shouldn’t expect the hairstyle to last. As PITNBr Emily aptly pointed out, Beyoncé is the queen of weave and I don’t think she’s about to get off that throne anytime soon (even if she is stepping away from her duties for a moment). So for everyone who already misses Bey‘s locks, we’re looking back at some of her best, most unbeweavable hair moments for Throwback Thursday (and before you clown me for actually using the term ‘unbeweavable‘ please remember that it is Throwback Thursday). LMAO… and yeah, I know. Any excuse to watch the Upgrade U video for the 70,000th time. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Beyoncé Knowles
The Abramović Method Of Performance Art
Last week Jay Z premiered his performance art video for Picasso Baby, and much of the dopeness therein was inspired by the work of renowned performance artist Marina Abramović, who made an appearance in the video. And it looks like Lady Gaga has been inspired as well. We learned a little while back that she had been collaborating with some big names in the art world for her new album/app/movemement ARTPOP, and today we get our first look at a NSFW video of Gaga stripping down (I mean, all the way down) and embracing the Abramović method. We’ve seen a lot of nude Gaga lately, but in this video she employs a particular style that is meant to enhance and advance her performance and artistic endurance. She’s also hoping to direct attention to Marina Abramović‘s Institute Kickstarter campaign. Peep the video for more!
... and Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J
Last weekend we got to see Big Sean‘s music video for his new single Fire which, as you may recall, stars Miley Cyrus as the video vixen. Today we get to hear a snippet of a new Hip Hop single titled 23, this time from Mike WiLL Made It … which also features Miley Cyrus. Along with Miley, this new single also features Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J which is all fine and good but … why does it seem like Miley Cyrus is the new go to girl for all things Hip Hop? The girl posts a few twerking videos online, wears a gold grill in her mouth and suddenly she’s the queen of Hip Hop? Her father Billy Ray Cyrus is the person who unleashed the horrible Country Pop single Achey Breaky Heart upon the world, for chrissakes! But, I digress. Click the video embed above to hear a short snippet of 23 and see what you think. Honestly, I don’t hate what I hear but … seriously, does Miley have to be in everything these days?
The TV Guide
Two weekends ago I got to see Justin Timberlake and Jay Z in concert when they brought their massive Legends of the Summer Tour to Pasadena, CA and as luck would have it, JT and JZ brought their party to Detroit Rock City last night while I was here in town for a quick visit. My BFF Sarah and her friends already had tickets to the show so I picked up a ticket for myself and away we went. The show was fantastic, yes, but the real highlight for me was running into a bunch of PITNB readers and old friends. Only EVERYONE in the greater Detroit metropolitan area was at the show last night so it really felt like a big homecoming party. More »
Like It Or Not, It's Coming
Last Month we learned that Paris Hilton filmed a music video for her new single Good Times back home in LA before she made her way to Ibiza where she will be DJing for the entire month of August. Today we get to hear snippets of the single in a video that has made its way online. The short song snippets can be heard in the video embedded above but be warned, the video does not feature Paris … it features a douchey-looking guy (likely the song’s producer) in the studio smoking a blunt like he’s a pimp or something. In any event, I’m sharing this video in order to give fans a new taste of her single to come and to give non-fans fair warning … the return of Paris Hilton is imminent. Be prepared.
Posted under: 'Good Time', Paris Hilton
The Queen Reigns Supreme
Billboard magazine is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its Hot 100 singles chart and, as such, has released its list of the most successful groups and artists in the history of the singles chart. Unsurprisingly, The Beatles tops the list at #1 as the most successful group in the chart history but coming in at #2 is Madonna — the most successful solo artist in Hot 100 history. Madonna reigns over Elton John (#3), Elvis Presley (#4), Mariah Carey (#5), Michael Jackson (#8), Prince (#18) and on and on. Click below to see the full list of Hot 100 groups/artists as they rank in terms of success … then learn a little bit of gossip about when Maddy MIGHT begin work on her next album. More »