Following in the footsteps of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears & Beyoncé
MTV will air their annual Video Music Awards LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on Sunday August 30 and, as we learned last month, Miley Cyrus will be hosting this year’s affair. Today we learn that rapper Kanye West has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award which celebrates excellence in music, art, fashion and culture. Previous Video Vanguard winners include Michael Jackson (for which the award was renamed after his death), Madonna, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and last year’s recipient Beyoncé … so Kanye is now in very good company. MTV has produced a promo video announcing Kanye‘s Video Vanguard award, which you can watch in full below along with more information about the MTV VMAs in a newly issued press release. More »
It's almost time
As the premiere date for The Walking Dead season 6 draws closer, the promo stuff from the new season is coming with more frequency. Back in July, we got to see the first trailer for The Walking Dead season 6 after it was debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. Entertainment Weekly magazine gave us an inside look at the new season in a cover story feature on the new season just a few weeks ago. Today, we get to see a moody new promo video titled We Are One that showcases the characters that know and love (and still live). Additionally, a clip of footage from the season 6 premiere episode was debuted on The Talking Dead last night, which you can watch in full below. Click the embed above to watch the moody promo clip then click below to watch actual episode footage and feed your need for The Walking Dead. More »
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The TV Guide
Yesterday was day 2 of the FYF Fest here in LA and I had another great day of live music with about 30K Los Angelinos at the LA Coliseum park. Before I made my way to the fest, I met up with Eileen for a late brunch hang — which was fun — and then I was off to meet up with some peeps at FYF. As much as I enjoyed myself at the festival on Saturday, I was really excited for day 2 yesterday because Morrissey was the headline performer. Before Moz, I got to see really great sets by Spiritualized, Mac DeMarco, HEALTH, Death Grips and FKA twigs. Each performance was really great so I’d be hard-pressed to pick the best one … but I will say that I enjoyed everyone so much that it would be unnecessary to pick a fave … which was probably Morrissey for me :D More »
"Say you'll see me again even if it's just in your wildest dreams"
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are going to be a big night for Taylor Swift who is not only nominated for some of the biggest awards of the night but also because that is the night that she will world premiere the music video for her the next single from her album 1989. The music video for Wildest Dreams will be released in full during the pre-show on VMAs night but, in order to tide us over until then, Taylor has released a very short snippet of the music video on her official Instagram profile. As you can see below, this video preview features short flashes of scenes from the video … which appropriately teases what’s to come. Have a look below and get your first tiny taste of Taylor Swift‘s Wildest Dreams. More »
"You ain't seen nothin' yet"
Earlier this month, we saw a promo video for the forthcoming second season of Gotham on Fox and, as you may recall, the video promo focused on the lunatics who have taken over control of Arkham Asylum. Today we get to see a new promo video for Gotham that makes plainly clear that the villains will rise when the show’s sophomore season premieres on September 21. As you can see in the video embedded above, season 2 of Gotham will bring us the return of some of the villains featured in season 1 (like the possible Joker) and will introduce new baddies (including a very Catwoman-like character, clad in skintight latex rubber and wielding a bullwhip). Gotham was one of my fave shows of the last TV season so I’m anxious for its return next month. In a city famous for its villains, it’ll be fun to get back to Gotham and see how they are doing.
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They also talked Kanye West, Rihanna and artistry
As of this moment, I am incredibly jealous of all the people who right now who are enjoying (or, you know, not enjoying because it’s not exactly for their enjoyment) the artist Banksy’s life-size bemusement park, Dismaland. LIFE IS NOT FAIR, as evidenced by the fact that I will not get to see it, nor will I get to see this performance by Run the Jewels at the opening. I am pleased, however, that the Guardian managed to orchestrate an interview between Banksy and Killer Mike and El-P AKA Run the Jewels. It’s a really interesting meeting of the minds, so click inside for more!
So the best
With the release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron on DVD/Blu-Ray comes a bunch of bonus material including a hilarious gag reel, which has been shared online for our viewing pleasure. Because the video embedded here appears to be unauthorized, it’s very likely that it will not remain online for long … so enjoy it while you can. The full clip of Avengers f*ck-ups can be enjoyed over and over to one’s heart’s content on the official video release of this movie and if the embed above is any indication, this video release is a must-own for Avengers fans. I think my fave parts of this gag reel are the kissing scenes … and Dr. Selvig‘s scenes. The whole thing is funny as hell, so enjoy.
Here come the creepies
Last month, we got to see the first teaser video for the forthcoming new season of American Horror Story: Hotel. Today we get to see two new video trailers that have just been released for our viewing pleasure. As they did in previous years, the promo team for AHS: Hotel have concocted a series of creepy-ass video teasers that are meant to entice viewers to watch the new season of the show … while foregoing restful sleep due to the nightmares induced by the imagery featured in these video clips. Click below to see the newest video teasers for AHS: Hotel and get your first taste of the disturbing promo push for the show to come. More »
Hilarious, dark and incredibly smart
I was just sitting here thinking to myself, maybe I’ll go see Straight Outta Compton tonight. I read the incredible Dee Barnes article, and I read Trent’s review, and I hate being out of the cultural loop. However. Survivor’s Remorse Season Two is premiering tonight so, the NWA biopic will have to wait another day! If you missed Season One of this show, you really missed a treat. It’s just 6 episodes, so you totally have time to catch up before tonight—for free, whether you have Starz or not. But you can do that anytime! I really love what this show is doing, particularly in terms of its unique take on black comedy (which I wrote about for Paste). Mike O’Malley (Shameless writer, Glee actor) created it, and Jessie Usher, RonReaco Lee (yasss), Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps and Teyonah Parris (Mad Men!) are just a few members of this great cast—all of whom were really sweet to me when I visited the set a few months back. Peep the video above for the Season Two trailer, ICYMI, and please watch with me tonight!
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