Just the other day we celebrated Throwback Thursday with a collection of Ciara‘s greatest hits, and it was a total blast. So I was hella excited to learn that she was debuting a new video at the 2013 BET Awards pre-show last night. Immediately, I fell in love with the visuals for I’m Out. I mentioned on the Throwback Thursday post that Ciara def reminds me of Janet Jackson sometimes (or as PITNBr DT pointed out, ‘She’s living in the house Janet built!‘) and this video further proves that point. She teams up with Nicki Minaj (whose new look I am love, love, loving) and the two re-create the epic Scream video from Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson in a series of really dope all-white scenes. Obvi, nothing will ever compare to the original video, but I love the way this video (directed by Hannah Lux Davis) pays homage to a classic, but does its own thing as well. And, as I’ve said before, I’m always happy to hear Nicki Minaj rapping… as opposed to doing that other thing she sometimes does, lol. Peep the video for more and check out the lyrics to I’m Out over at DirectLyrics! What do you think? You likey?
UPDATE: If the video above isn’t working, click inside to watch!
Robin Keeps Winning
So, Robine Thicke is kind of a huge deal right now! Blurred Lines came out of nowhere and just dominated the charts (even though—or maybe because— the music video has been at the center of some controversy). I absolutely loved the track, featuring T.I. and Pharrell, and have been waiting to see what else Robin would have for us from the new album. I was cah-raazy excited to see that he’d enlisted my boy Kendrick Lamar (who we last heard on that awesome track with Solange) for his latest single Give It 2 U, and today we get our first listen. I have to say, I really, really like these new jams from Robin; he’s doing at least 7 things right in life.. Click inside for more!
The TV Guide
Last night I made my way to the Staples Center in downtown LA to see Beyoncé LIVE on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and I have to tell you, it was one of the best large scale pop concerts I’ve ever seen in my life. The only other show that I’ve seen that was just as good was the last Beyoncé concert that I saw on her last visit to LA back in 2009. Because I managed to score tickets in the BeyHive section of the audience, I was able to stand right up against the stage and have Bey sing directly to ME all night long. OK, she may have been singing to the rest of the sold out audience as well but being that close to Beyoncé made the whole experience feel extra special :) I managed to snap some photos and video of the show, check ‘em out below. More »
'Jay-Z Blue' Will Address Fatherhood And Being Fatherless
As we know, Jay-Z is preparing for the release of his highly-anticipated new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Like Kanye West with Yeezus, Jigga is taking a very different approach to the promotion of his new album, releasing lyrics rather than singles and also teaming up with Samsung for the album release. In a new clip he talks to Rick Rubin about a song on the new album (called Jay-Z Blue) in which he talks about his daughter Blue Ivy and his new life as a father, which is complicated by the fact that he was raised without a father. Peep the video for more.
Coming in August
Last Sunday we learned the happy news that Morrissey is releasing a concert film of his March 2013 concert performance at Hollywood High School (an amazing show that I saw with my friend Tamar). Morrissey 25: Live will hit movie theaters in August before it is released on DVD/Blue Ray … but today we get to check out the first footage from the film in the just released trailer for 25: Live. Check out the embed above to get a small taste of what it was like to see Morrissey perform live, in concert, in the auditorium of Hollywood High.
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"We're doing a song"
Last week we learned the ridiculous news that Amanda Bynes is planning to record a “rap album” with rapper Waka Flocka Flame and today we hear from Waka himself about the project. The first thing that he wants people to know is that he is only working on one song with Amanda — not an entire album. Second, he wants the world to know that he has come up with a rap name for Ms. Bynes. Click below to watch a minute-long interview with Waka Flocka Flame where he talks all things Bynes … it’s a pretty humorous clip to watch. More »
WOW WOW WOW!!!
Jeff Pruitt, the man who served as the stunt coordinator on Buffy the Vampire Slayer from 1997-2000, has uploaded a special treat for all us Buffy fans. The embed above features a 30 minute video of behind the scenes footage from season 2 of Buffy and it is AMAZING! Fans of the show will recognize the stunt scenes showcased in this video … but I’ll let you watch the vid to see them for yourselves. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Seth GreenDavid Boreanaz and even Joss Whedon all appear in the clip. I know 30 minutes may sound like a lot of time to watch a You Tube video but I’m telling you, if you’re a Buffy fan, you’re gonna wanna watch this video in full! Thanks and love to Jeron for giving me the head’s up about this clip. Enjoy!
“It was pretty hot and heavy for a little minute”
The immortal Cher paid a visit to Watch What Happens Live! on Bravo TV last night, much to host Andy Cohen‘s ecstatic glee, and she managed to serve up some juicy dish about her legendary love life. When asked about the best lovers in her life, Cher revealed that actor Tom Cruise is in her Top 5 All-Time Best lovers. Wow. Click below to find out what other juicy tidbits Cher had to share last night and watch excerpted video of her appearance on the show. It’s not to be missed, trust me! More »
It's called #Hermosa
Now that we know that Mariah Carey has pushed back the release date of her next album from July to who knows when, it appears that she is planning to pimp out her current duet single with Miguel as much as humanly possible. Mimi and Miguel have already released the single version of their song Beautiful, the explicit version of their song Beautiful and a rap remix of the their song Beautiful which features A$AP Rocky. Today the pair have unleashed the Spanglish version of their song, which has been retitled Hermosa. Click the embed above to hear this new half English/half Spanish version of Mariah and Miguel‘s single that won’t go away.