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.
Posted under: Lorde
THE BIEBER'STACHE RETURNS!
For the past few weeks, Justin Bieber has been promoting the release of his new film #BelieveMovie (HERE and HERE, for example) but today we get to feast our eyes on the first official movie trailer for Believe. In the clip embedded above, JB gives a shout out to his infamous Bieber’stache — which is HILAR — but I take a bit of issue regarding the way the young man is portrayed in a “woe is me” sort of way. Usher actually says that Bieber is “forced to grow up in front of the world” without explaining that HE (as his manager) is among the people “forcing” anything. Still, the “poor little rich boy” narrative will likely sell well to his legion of fans (even if that shizz doesn’t fly with some of us). Check out the trailer above and see if Believe is a movie that YOU will have to see when it opens in theaters on Xmas day.
Posted under: 'Believe', Justin Bieber
Warning: May Cause Seizures
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.
"Noah, what did He say?"
Earlier this week we got to see the poster artwork AND a trailer tease for the new Biblical epic film Noah, which was directed by Darren Aronofsky and stars Russell Crowe as the titular character. Today we get to see the just-released first trailer in full for the film. As you may know, Noah will tell the Bible tale of how the Earth was destroyed by a global flood sent by God to punish the wicked. The plan is to make the movie “scary as Hell” and based on the trailer presented here, I can see how this film might be scary. As a huge fan of Aronofsky‘s work (Requiem for a Dream is my fave of his films, followed closely by Pi), I am crazy curious to see what his take on his ancient Bible tale will turn out. I like this trailer, I think you might, too. Check it out, won’t you?
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"You have to find someone who understands you"
Earlier this week we got to check out a tiny sneak peek of the new HBO series Looking which has been referred to as the gay version of Sex and the City (or HBO‘s other series Girls). Today we get to watch the first full trailer for Looking in the embed above. Looking stars Broadway/TV star Jonathan Groff alongside a cast of other men whose characters search for love in the city of San Francisco, CA. As I understand it, the aim is to try and present the realities of gay love on the series. Check out the trailer above to get your first really good feel for the show and then mark your calendars … Looking premieres on HBO on January 19th.
Posted under: 'Looking'
"The greatest finale in the History of Finales"
Last month we learned that ABC will be airing a holiday program later this month that will star popstar Lady Gaga and the cast of The Muppets in a special titled Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular. This week, Kermit the Frog (and some of his fellow Muppets) paid a visit to The View and they brought along with them a short clip of footage from the special. Click the embed above to get your first look at this Holiday Spectacular and make your plans to watch on Thanksgiving night.
A Veritable Mini-Concert
Earlier this week, New Zealand singer Lorde performed her song Team on The Late Show with David Letterman which was broadcast on national television here in the US. Lorde performed an additional 6-song set for Letterman‘s webcast concert series Live On Letterman. Click the embed above to watch Lorde perform the songs Bravado, Buzzcut Season, Ribs, Royals, Tennis Court and White Teeth Teens on Letterman‘s webcast series and get a REALLY good feel for what her live concert performances are like. Then, click below to watch Lorde‘s performance of Team as it aired on The Late Show this week. More »
"Let me explain something to you ..."
Last month we read the official statement issued by Perri Pebbles Reid in response to claims made by TLC in their VH1 biopic that painted the former manager as a cruel thief (among other things). Today we get to see video of Pebbles further defending herself in an interview on The Wendy Williams Show. Pebbles says there are some things she couldn’t speak about before (citing confidentiality agreements) and that’s why she has remained silent for so long. The interview also touches on allegations that TLC member Chilli (née Rozonda Thomas) had an affair with Pebbles‘s husband L.A. Reid. HMMM. If you are at all interested in the on-going feud between TLC and Pebbles, you must watch the video embedded above. Then, click below to read what TLC member Tionne T-Boz Watkins had to say in response to Pebbles‘s appearance on The Wendy Williams Show. More »
I laughed. A lot.
Earlier this month we learned that Lady Gaga will appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend as both host and musical guest and today we get to check out the just-released promo videos for her episode. Truth be told, I laughed a few times as I watched these promos. The gag with the lamp is funny … and, well, I guess it was enough to get me in a laughing mood. Click the embed above to check out the promos and see if they make you laugh. Lady Gaga will host and perform on SNL this Saturday night LIVE at 11:35PM.
Head Witch in Charge
Yesterday we got to see the first teaser poster released for Maleficent, the upcoming live action retelling of Sleeping Beauty, and today we get to see the just-released first teaser TRAILER for the film. Maleficent won’t hit theaters until next year but today — in the embed above — we get to see the first footage from the film. Angelina Jolie stars as the Disney baddie Maleficent with Elle Fanning in the role of Briar Rose (aka Sleeping Beauty). This is the footage Disney fans have been dying to see … and I think it lives up to the anticipated hype. Check out the teaser trailer above and get your first look at Angelina as Maleficent in action.
Posted under: 'Maleficent'