No Hammer Licking, No Nekkidness
A few weeks ago, Miley Cyrus released the music video for her current #1 single Wrecking Ball and, as you may recall, it caused quite a stir. When I first saw the video, I assumed wrongly that the video would be made up of a single close-up shot of Miley singing throughout the video (then she started licking things, then her clothes disappeared and, well, my assumption was proven wrong). Today we get to see the just-released Director’s Cut of the video and as you can see in the embed above, this version of the video matches my original assumption … the video features a single close-up shot of Miley singing (and crying). Personally, I prefer this stripped down yet simpler music video. Without the extraneous bullshizz to distract, the true beauty of the poignant song is able to shine. Check out the video and see what you think. Do you prefer this version of the video to the first … or is the Nicolas Cage version still your fave?
Earlier today we got to hear a pretty remarkable hour-long interview with Kanye West on BBC Radio 1 last night and right now we get to watch an equally remarkable live performance by Mr. West. Kanye performed his song Black Skinhead on the French program Le Grand Journal last night and he SLAYED that song like nobody’s business. Black Skinhead on piano? Yes, sir. In the video embedded above, you have to skip to the 13:10 mark to get to Kanye‘s performance on last night’s ep of Le Grand Journal but trust me, it’s worth the effort. This has to be my all-time favorite performance of the song yet. Kanye kills it, I gotta say. Check it out … do you agree?
The Film will Be Released Online Tonight
Over the past few days, Madonna has been bombarding her official social network sites with information about public projection screenings of her short film #SecretProject that took place all over the world. In cities here in the US and in Europe, directions were announced that directed fans to locations where the 17 minute long film would be projected onto walls. Click the embed above to watch the projection that was screened in Berlin, Germany last night. The film will be released for anyone to download online HERE at 9PM PT / 12AM ET. This video gives you a pretty good feel for the film but it’s not as clear as video file that is set for release later today. Madonna is trying to start a revolution, are you with her?
"If you're a lame, that's a shame you can't hang with us"
Earlier this month we got to hear Mike WiLL Made It‘s debut single 23 which features guest vocals by Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J. Today we get to feast our eyes on the just-released music video for the track. The theme is Back to School and as you can see in the embed above, Mike and his homies bring the party to schoolhouse. Keep and eye out and see if you can catch a glimpse of Miley‘s infamous foam finger that made its debut during her performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. In fact, Miley gives viewers a LOT to see in this video. Give it a look, does it look like an appropriate video for the song?
"Rap is the new rock & roll ... We the biggest rockstars & I'm the biggest of all of them."
Kanye West made an appearance on Zane Lowe‘s radio programme on BBC Radio 1 last night and he delivered an hour-long conversation that can only be described as … amazing? Brilliant? I don’t even know. If you’ve ever wanted to get a crash course in understanding Kanye West in one sitting, this is the interview for you. West talked about a lot of things over his hour-long chat … from his new album, to his babymama, fashion to rap music in general … Kanye talked about it all in an honest and frank way, as only Yeezy can. This chat is what I imagine it would be like to just hang out with Kanye West and just talk to him about whatever comes to mind. Whether you agree with what he says, you cannot deny that he is being as honest and forthcoming as possible in this interview. The video embedded above features only part one of his hour-long interview (about the first 14 minutes) but you can hear the WHOLE thing directly from BBC Radio 1 HERE. Kanye West is a fascinating character. Whether or not you’re a fan, I think this enlightening interview is worth listening to by all. Check it out, let me know what you think in the comments below.
Free Music Makes Life Happy!
New Zealand pop star Lorde is getting ready to blow up/has blown up/will continue to blow up all over the place if I have anything to do with it. Recently the target of some serious hateration on Twitter after she knocked Miley Cyrus‘s Wrecking Ball out of the top iTunes spot, Lorde is not about to be stopped! Peep the video above to listen to her new, currently unreleased album in full! So far, I’m loving it!
Pure Heroine (not to be confused with heroin) hits shelves on September 30.
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Bale wore Kilmer's Batman suit ... and tested with Amy Adams
Just a few weeks after we got the news that Ben Affleck has been cast as the new Batman in the next round of superhero films, Christian Bale‘s audition tape for the iconic role has hit the Internets. The video was uploaded online after it appeared in the bonus features of a new box set of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman films. As you can see in the video above, Bale was still working on his Batman voice and he screentested while wearing the Batsuit that Val Kilmer wore in Batman Forever. He tested opposite Amy Adams (who didn’t get a role in any of Nolan‘s Batman films but did score the Lois Lane role in the new Superman films) and, IMHO, embodied Batman perfectly from the start. This video is a neat little look back at how Bale started his career as Batman. Enjoy.
Based On Michael Faber's Sci-Fi Novel
A little while back we saw the trailer for Her, Scarlett Johansson‘s new indie movie from director Spike Jonze. Now in that movie she’s voicing the computer operating system that starts a relationship Joaquin Phoenix, and in Under The Skin she’s playing an alien who’s been sent to earth on a mysterious mission to capture men. I love that she’s taking on these kind of roles, and I can’t wait to see her in all this weirdness. Today we have our first look at Under The Skin, and things are looking pretty creepy. Peep the video for more!
'Cory was a beautiful soul. He was not perfect...'
As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t get to watch all of the Emmy Awards last night, but I caught many of the heartfelt tributes to actors who passed away this year. Jean Stapleton and James Gandolfini were among those honored, and Jane Lynch delivered the tribute to Cory Monteith. She used the moment to talk about her love for Cory, and also tied in his struggle with addiction into her speech. Check out the video above, and if you can’t watch now, click inside for the transcription.
Her First Public Show Since The Break-Up
For the first time since her very public break-up with fiancé Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus performed her hit single Wrecking Ball. The pop singer took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, and according to sources she actually shed a few tears while singing the song. Complex posted this video and– honestly– I can’t tell if she’s crying or just sounds a little off at times. But folks who were there are saying that she definitely broke down. Completely understandable, I think. Miley‘s been the target of lots of talk these days, but I think we can all feel for somebody going through a break up. Keep ya head up, girl!