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Watch: Erykah Badu Made $3.60 Singing On The Streets Of NYC

A Social Experiment

Grammy Award-winning singer Erykah Badu decided to see how much money she could make from performing on the streets of NYC without people knowing who she is and she ended up making less than $4.00. The entire thing was recorded and you can watch the video in full below. Had people recognized that it was Badu performing, she likely would’ve gotten more attention … and maybe more money (tho, if I saw Erykah Badu performing on the street, I wouldn’t have given her any money assuming that she wasn’t performing for donations). Click below and see how this little social experiment played out. More »

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Watch: Taylor Swift Uses A HORDE Of Adorable Kittens To Sell Diet Coke (And Her New Album ’1989′)

Money in the BANK
Taylor + Kittens + Diet Coke = $$$

Taylor Swift has unleashed her new Diet Coke commercial on the world and as you can see above, she has utilized an army of the cutest kittens ever in her campaign to see you this beverage. The gist of the commercial is simple … every time Taylor takes a swig of Diet Coke, her kitten count doubles until she is buried under an ocean of adorable kittens. If that doesn’t make for the most successful cola commercial in the history of cola commercials, I don’t know what does. AND, because she has an insane amount of brand clout these days, Taylor is also able to shout-out and promote the release of her new album 1989 at the end of the clip. Ker-CHING! When compared to the Diet Coke commercial she released last year, I think this one is the real winner. What do you think?

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#ThrowbackThursday: 10 Incredible Fiona Apple Songs Everyone Should Know

'Criminal', 'Hot Knife' and more!

Hooray for sweet coincidences! A couple of weeks ago I’d asked PITNBr Iris to help me with a Fiona Apple Throwback Thursday, right after we heard that new track from her. Last week I couldn’t get to publishing it, and I was kicking myself, but this week we have some more Fiona news, as her track Criminal got some love on American Horror Story last night. Click inside for just a few incredible songs from Fiona!

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Watch: Here Is Video Of Sarah Paulson Performing ‘Criminal’ On ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Headsliner
Bette & Dot have been a Bad, Bad Girl

Last week on the season premiere episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show, actress Jessica Lange delivered a stellar musical performance of the David Bowie song Life On Mars? Last night, co-star Sarah Paulson — who plays the two-headed characters of Bette and Dot on AHS this season — delivered a very entertaining musical performance of her own of Fiona Apple‘s song Criminal (complete with ’90s era mosh pit scene). It appears that AHS will this season feature musical performances of modern songs set in the show’s 1950s time period (a gimmick that I am loving, so far). Firstly, click the embed above to watch (or re-watch) Paulson‘s performance of Criminal on Freak Show last night … then, let’s head below and talk about the rest of last night’s episode of AHS titled Massacres and Matinees. More »

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Christina Aguilera Promises New Music & A Return To ‘The Voice’ In 2015

The Comeback comeback

Now that Christina Aguilera has birthed her second child, a daughter she named Summer Rain, she is next looking toward getting back to the business of making music again. Xtina posted a tweet on her official Twitter profile promising that she will release new music next year. She also confirmed that she will be returning to The Voice when the next season begins in February. Click below to read Xtina‘s tweet and see the hashtag she used to possibly reveal the name of a new song … or album. More »

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Every Episode Of ‘Friends’ Ever Is Coming To Netflix

January 1, 2015
The One with the Whole Series

Netflix has announced that the entire 10 season series of Friends will be available on their video streaming service starting January 1, 2015 and in honor of this special occasion they enlisted The Rembrandts to perform the Friends theme song I’ll Be There For You at the Central Perk pop-up coffee shop in NYC with a special appearance by GUNTHER (James Michael Tyler)! Watch for the handclaps ;) AHH!!! Every episode ever of Friends on Netflix for streaming WHENEVER! There is a god and She is good :D

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First Listen: Justin Bieber Jumps On A Remix Of Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’

"We gonna take it to a whole ‘nother level"

The Meghan Trainor hit song All About that Bass has been remixed by Maejor Ali — a producer who has worked previously with Iggy Azalea, Juicy J, Keri Hilson and others — and now features a guest vocal performance by none other than Justin Bieber. Now, whether or not Justin‘s inclusion on the track is a good thing or a bad thing is left up to the listener … so you can click below and check out this Maejor Remix of Meghan Trainor‘s All About that Bass featuring Justin Bieber and see what you think. More »

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Chris Rock Will Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Prince As Musical Guest

Utter Perfection

His Purple Majesty Prince has signed on to be the musical guest for an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live and comedian Chris Rock (an SNL alum) has been tapped to serve as host. This, surely, has to be the best news I’ve heard all week. Dr. Funkenberry, always on point with the Prince scoops, reports that Rock and Prince, with new group 3rdEyeGirl in tow, will take over Saturday Night Live on November 1. People, there aren’t enough WOOT!s in the world to convey my happiness at hearing this news. More »

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Listen: Tom Morello Of Rage Against The Machine Releases A Rock Anthem For Ferguson, Missouri

'Marching on Ferguson'

Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, has released an anthem titled Marching on Ferguson as a way of showing his support for the on-going protests in Missouri where people are still reeling of the killing of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown by a police officer — who remains free and is, thus far, not facing any prosecution at all. Morello first performed the song live in September and has now made the song available for download at THIS site set up to encourage activism in Ferguson, MO. Click below to hear Marching on Ferguson in full. More »

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First Listen: Taylor Swift Releases Her New Song ‘Out Of The Woods’

aka 'The Song About Harry Styles'
"AREWEOUTOFTHEWOODSYETAREWEOUTOFTHEWOODSYETAREWEOUTOFTHE"

Yesterday we got to hear a very short snippet of Taylor Swift‘s new song Out of the Woods, the second from her forthcoming new album 1989, and as you may recall — that snippet was painfully short. Today we get to hear the song in full and, as you can hear above, it’s a pretty great pop song. Rumor claims that this song was written about Taylor‘s short romantic relationship with Harry Styles of One Direction and a careful dissection of the lyrics appears to back up that rumor. Have a listen of the song in full above and then click below to read the lyrics and see if you can piece together Taylor‘s romance with Harry from the lyrics of this song. UPDATE: If he embed above isn’t working, there is a working stream of the song below. More »

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