Last month our dear Britney Spears shared a photo from the set of the music video of her new single Perfume and today she brings us a quick preview of the finished video. The full music video for the song will be released next week but in the meantime, we get a tiny taste of what’s to come with the just-released :36 second preview clip embedded above. While I can’t say that I’m really diggin’ on the way the video scenes are presented in this preview clip, I am excited to see how the final product turned out. Oh and as for all of that retirement talk we heard yesterday, I’m just going to pretend that IT NEVER HAPPENED. Nope, never happened at all.
Posted under: 'Perfume', Britney Spears
Here's A Video Mash-Up To Prove The Point
It’s that time of the year, and we are about to be bombarded with all of those really cool mash-ups recapping all of the important going-ons. The other day we saw DJ Earworm‘s United State of Pop mash-up of the biggest pop hits of the year, but today we have something different. We’ve had plenty of great conversations on this blog about the portrayal of women in media– Miley Cyrus, Amanda Bynes and many others have given us plenty to talk about. While I don’t agree with every idea expressed in the video (for example, I loved Seth MacFarlane‘s boob song), some great points were definitely made. And I’m looking forward to another year of pop culture/feminist critique with all of you!
The FULL 80-minute Concert Performance
Last month I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Nine Inch Nails concert performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. At the time, I noted that the performance was being filmed … for something. Today, Trent Reznor has released that entire concert performance — in full, in HD — for free online. As I understand it, an expanded Blu-Ray/DVD version of this concert film will be released next Spring that will include extra bonus content in full 5.1 surround sound … but a quick look at the video presented here confirms that TR did not skimp on this free release. Nothing will be able to compare to seeing this show live in person … but this concert film is pretty damn close. I’m telling you, if you have yet to see any of the NIN Tension 2013 concert performances, you’re gonna wanna watch this LA performance in full. Please enjoy.
Saints & Sinners, Gods & Idols
Lana Del Rey has finally unleashed upon the world her much talked about/ballyhooed/anticipated short film Tropico online after she premiered the film at an event in Los Angeles, CA last night. The film has a run time of just over 27 minutes and is … well, interesting. The scenes look like they were shot using Instagram filters and opens with cameo appearances by Jesus Christ, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Lana in the guise of the Virgin Mary (which isn’t the only religious figure she portrays in this film) … then the really weird (artsy) stuff begins to unfold. If you have the time, it’s worth watching I think. I mean, Hello, we’ve been hearing about this damn Tropico thing for what seems like an eternity so now that it’s out, we might as well see what all the hoopla is about. Along with the premiere of this short film, Lana has announced that she is readying the release of her next album. Click below to find out more about her new music to come. More »
"This is bigger than you, Peter"
Earlier this week we learned that the first full trailer for next year’s superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would be coming out today and, Ta da!, here it is! That promo banner that we saw previously, the one that hinted that the Green Goblin might appear in the film alongside fellow villains Electro and Rhino, gave us a clue as to how big Amazing 2 will be. The full trailer, which you can watch above, gives us even MORE clues that the movie (or, movies to come) will be ENORMOUS! Yes, Electro, Rhino and Green Goblin are featured in the trailer but watch carefully and see that the other villains who make up the nefarious Sinister Six are hinted at as well. OMG. My first reaction to watching this trailer is that I LOVE everything I see. My one tiny fear is that with 3 villains in one film, there’s a lot of story to be told and my concern is that with too much going on, the overall plot may feel messy/complicated/not fully fleshed out. Still, I was impressed with director Marc Webb‘s work on the first Amazing Spider-Man so I am going to trust him with this very exciting-looking sequel. Have a look at the trailer and tell me, does this movie not look AMAZING?!
The TV Guide
Last month we saw photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence rocking a pair of Google Glass in San Francisco, CA on the day that she revealed that she chopped off all of her hair. This week, I was invited by Google to purchase a pair of Google Glass personally and … I’m having a hard time deciding if I should pony up the bucks for the new tech. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Google Glass, it’s a device you wear like glasses that act as a portable computer of sorts on your face. You can see a functional screen and can use the device to take photos. For the most part, most of the people I’ve asked about Glass have told me YES, buy them! Others have suggested I not. I’m hoping some of y’all have opinions that you’d like to share with me. More »
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OMG 1D IS ON 'SNL' THIS WEEKEND !!!!!!!
Actor Paul Rudd, one of the stars of the new film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (as well as one of my FAVE movies of all time, Clueless), is guest hosting this coming weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live and in the promo videos for the ep embedded above, he does a pretty good job of bringing the LULz. The promo where he freaks out over the fact that boy band One Direction will perform as musical guest has to be my fave because, duh. Check out the video embedded above to watch all of Paul‘s SNL promos and make plans to spend your Saturday night with him and 1D.
In Loving Memory
The cast and crew of The Fast and the Furious put together a short video montage of scenes from the various films in the FF franchise in memory of their late friend and co-star Paul Walker. The clip pieces together special moments from the various films in an attempt to showcase just how close the cast is in real life, as a way of honoring their fallen friend. Fans of the films will recognize the scenes from the movies and should be reminded of how important Paul Walker is to his friends. The video comes with a message, which you can read in full below. More »
It's that time of year again
It is that time, once again, when DJ Earworm unleashes upon the world his annual mash-up of all of the most popular pop songs of the year. The 2013 installment of his United State of Pop mash-up series has been titled Living the Fantasy. Click the embed above to have a listen and be reminded of all of the great pop songs that made us boogie all 2013 long. Click below to read a list of the songs included in this year’s mash-up, just in case you cannot place a song or two. Please enjoy. More »
The TV Guide
Back in June I had the great fortune of seeing Beyoncé live in concert at the Staples Center here in LA on the first US leg of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. As you may recall, I snagged SWEET seats up against her stage and had the most amazing time. When tickets went on sale for the second leg of her tour, I couldn’t resist and purchased the same seats right up next to her stage for her show here in town last night and, once again, I had THE time of my life. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I took and shared a lot of photos and videos from the concert. I’ve collected a few of my faves for sharing below. Have a look, won’t you? More »