Paolo Tuci FTW!
While we wait to see how terribly horrible the live-action Jem and the Holograms movie will turn out to be, let’s check out this amazing music video that I stumbled up by Italian musician Paolo Tuci and friends. Paolo and co. bring Jem and the Holograms to life in this original music video that reimagines the characters as men … and it is truly outrageous. I’m not entirely crazy about the song but I do love the concept. The make-up and fun with gender fluidity is brilliantly inventive. I have a feeling that this music video alone is more entertaining than the forthcoming Jem movie will be. Please enjoy.
"We're just so pretty"
It’s here! Ahead of its official release on Monday, Britney Spears‘s new single Pretty Girls (with Iggy Azalea) has made its way online for our listening pleasure and I am THRILLED to hear that it is a great pop song … destined to be the song of the summer. Because I’m not a big Iggy fan (at all), I was worried that her influence and inclusion on the song would hurt the track but, thankfully, she’s not too much of a hinderance. The song is catchy and the chorus is absolutely infectious. Click below to hear Pretty Girls and get your first taste of the song of Summer 2015. More »
While many celebrities remain deafeningly quiet...
There have been many celebrities taking to Twitter, Instagram, and other means to speak their mind about the Baltimore Uprising, which has now inspired an uprising and awareness across America. Of course there have been many, many, many more celebrities who haven’t said a damn thing. Rappers, actors, pop stars who just looove them some black culture are busy posting selfies, because that’s what they’ve chosen to use their voices for, while the people responsible for many of the things they love are being killed left and right. If I seem angry (haha, “seem”), it’s because I am. I’m actually so tired and angry, I’ve sat here staring at this blank post for a good 15 minutes, trying to figure out how to say it ALL. But I can’t. Luckily, a few brilliant celebrities have spoken to and publicized much of my anger—which they themselves feel—making my job today a little bit easier. Jesse Williams, Killer Mike and Amandla Sternberg are the celebrities I am really, really appreciative of right now. Not only are they speaking for myself, and many others, but they are schooling ALL of us. Click inside for more.
This is hilarious. Cry-face emoji, cry-face emoji.
So every day I’ve been checking various celebrities’ social media accounts, really in an attempt to see who’s speaking out about the events in Baltimore, Maryland. It’s been disappointing to see that some of my favorites (AHEM) have not said a word, but I’m still hopeful that this will change. Anyway, Nicki Minaj has been incredibly busy working, and clubbing, and I’m not mad at her, I swear (not really). And I actually enjoyed this little video of her dancing to Sean Paul in a corner, happily alone. Brought back a lot of memories. Click inside for more!
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"Just to be clear, it’s not a Nirvana album."
The new Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck opened in select theaters last weekend and this coming Monday night, it will make its debut on HBO. Today we learn from Montage director Brett Morgen that a Kurt Cobain solo album will be released this summer comprised of solo Cobain recordings that were unearthed during production of Montage of Heck. Morgen makes plainly clear that this new album will by no means be a “Nirvana album”. The songs are wholly and entirely Kurt Cobain himself. More »
Recorded at Paisley Park
In the wake of the protests that have sprung up in the city of Baltimore, MD (and around the country) over the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of the Baltimore Police Department, Prince has announced that he has recorded a song that was written as a “tribute to all of the people of the city of Baltimore” which is meant to “addresses the unrest in Baltimore and the socio/political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men”. At this point, details about the song are very scarce … we don’t know when the song will be released, we don’t even know what it has been titled. But Prince has released the cover artwork for this tribute single, which you can see in full below. More »
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"Hands up for Selena and Los Dinos!"
Last month we marked the sad occasion of the 20th anniversary of the death of Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and last night, she was honored with a live tribute performance at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Jennifer Lopez, the actress who portrayed Selena on film back in 1997, teamed up with Selena‘s band and family Los Dinos for the tribute performance last night and … OMG, it was everything. Unfortunately, the only video I can find of the Selena tribute performance is fan-shot cellphone video of a TV set (which you can watch in full above) but even in such low quality, you can see just how special last night’s Selena tribute by J. Lo truly was. Watch the video above then click below to read some deets about the performance from The Hollywood Reporter. More »
Earth Girls are easy
Last week, Britney Spears herself announced that she and Iggy Azalea will be performing their new single Pretty Girls LIVE for the first time ever at the Billboard Music Awards next month, shortly after the song is released on May 4. We are just days away from the official release of Pretty Girls and so, today, we get our first look at the cover art for the single. I understand the vibe that Britney and co. are going for in the as-yet unreleased music video is from the 1988 movie Earth Girls are Easy. As you can see below, the cover art seems to fall right in line with that theme. Check it out. More »
My girl Hustle Roses, who has been slaying LA as of late with a string of really great performances at the hottest clubs in town, just dropped the music video for her new song Is Paul McCartney For Old People? which can be found on her new EP battleplanning. As you can see in the video above, that Hustle Roses directed herself, she is really killing the game with her new music. battleplanning. is her strongest work yet and I am loving the way she’s been promoting the music this time around. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say anything yet so I’ll remain vague … I understand that Hustle Roses may be playing a show on the East Coast this summer so she is ready for world domination. For now, enjoy this video for Is Paul McCartney For Old People? and fall in love (again) with the wonderfully talented Hustle Roses.
Hilary Duff teased the forthcoming release of the music video for her new single Sparks on her official Instagram profile and as you can see below, she is COMING FOR YOUR FAVES with this new video. Sparks is absolutely my favorite pop song right now and I’ve been listening to it obsessively since Hil. D released it earlier this month. And just when I thought I couldn’t love the song any more, she goes ahead and gives us a music video tease that makes me love it even more. Hilary sounds hot, yes, we know this … but she looks megahot in the music video … which you have to check out below. More »