It's hip to be square
Last month we got our first listen of the new N.E.R.D. song Squeeze Me, written for the soundtrack of the upcoming animated film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the song. As you can see in the embed above, Pharrell and his N.E.R.D. cohorts Chad Hugo and Shay Haley get in on the animated fun by becoming square-faced versions of themselves. I know, I know … the song isn’t much but with repeated listens, I continue to like the song. It reminds me of Pharrell‘s Come Get It Bae, which is one of those infectious songs you can’t get out of your head when you hear it. The video is cute, check it out.
A Little Oscars Exclusive
Twitter is rolling out a new video feature today and to help promote the new service, Neil Patrick Harris is breaking “a little Oscars exclusive” news via Twitter Video today. As you can see below, NPH reveals that Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will be involved in the Academy Awards show that will air live next month. Neil says he cannot say what the songwriters are doing for the show but The Independent is reporting that they will be composing “Moving Pictures” for Neil to perform live during the Oscars telecast on February 22. HMMM. Click below to watch NPH‘s Twitter Video announcement and learn more about the Lopez‘s involvement in the Academy Awards this year. More »
Back in February of last year, we first learned that Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell were cast as Fantastic Four characters Sue Storm/Invisible Girl, Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Johnny Storm/The Human Torch and Ben Grimm/The Thing (respectively) in the newly rebooted Marvel Studios film franchise. In August, Kate shared a cute selfie photo of the F4 group when the movie wrapped filming production. Today, just a short time ago, Marvel released the first teaser trailer for Fantastic Four, which you can watch in full above. As you can see, the tone of this new F4 movie is much different from the original Fantastic Four movies that were released in the early ’00s. We do get glimpses of The Human Torch and The Thing in their superhero forms but, for the most part, this first trailer merely teases what’s to come when Fantastic Four opens in theaters this summer. What do you think of this first look at the movie? Are you impressed?
Posted under: 'Fantastic Four'
Announces Release Date for her new album 'Piece By Piece'
Earlier this month, Kelly Clarkson released her insanely infectious new pop song Heartbeat Song and she teased a March release for her new album Piece By Piece. Today, Kelly brings us the lyric video for Heartbeat Song and confirms that her new album will be released on March 3. Click the embed above to have another listen of Kelly‘s sick new song and learn those lyrics that you may have been singing incorrectly. Then, mark your calendars for March 3 because that’s the day Kelly will BLESS US with a new collection of new music. Woot!
"Strange ... the things you remember"
The new Starz TV series Outlander won’t return with new episodes until April 4 but today we get to see the first scene from the forthcoming new episode of the show. The first season of Outlander has been broken into two parts … part 1 ended last Fall and part 2 will premiere this coming Spring. For the first time on the show, the opening scene above is told from Jamie‘s point of view rather than Claire‘s (which makes sense if you consider how the last episode of Outlander ended). Click the embed above to see how Outlander will open when the show returns with the second half of season 1 in April. I know there are lots of anxious Outlander fans out there so hopefully this video will tide you over a little bit longer.
Posted under: 'Outlander'
It had something to do with jalapeños
I am literally shaking my head right now. Sigh. Have you ever caught yourself clicking on something so click-baity, and then enjoying it immensely, and feeling a little bit guilty for being so ridiculous? (i.e. All those times I’ve watched that Pandas on a Slide video… like, even right now, because I had to pull up the link, and I’ve started watching it again…) Prepare to feel similarly ridiculous as you watch Chrissy Teigen pour milk all over herself like a crazy person.
Posted under: Chrissy Teigen
A big night for "Birdman," "OITNB," and women of color
Last night I spent the evening reading, writing, and watching one of my favorite movies of all time (it was a Rust and Bone kind of night), so I missed all of the excitement from the SAG Awards. I’m a little bummed because, judging from some of the acceptance speeches I’m seeing, it looks like I missed out on a fun night. And when I went on Instagram and saw some of those red carpet looks (from the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Camila FRIGGEN Alves, Reese Witherspoon, and others) I couldn’t help but get psyched. I won’t miss you next year, SAG Awards! Promise! So as I catch up with more YouTube clips, click inside for a list of winners! Birdman and Orange is the New Black both had a big night.
And you can watch their entire episode right here, right now
Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis each performs full concert sets on last night’s episode of Austin City Limits and thanks to the generosity of PBS, you can watch their episode of ACL in full right here on the blog. I got to see Ryan and Jenny on tour a few times over the past few months and they put on an amazing show … if you missed seeing them, this episode of ACL gives you a good feel for what their concerts are like. Click the embed above to watch Ryan then Jenny perform their sets … you can click below to see the setlists for each performer. Enjoy. More »
PITNB's Weekly Discussion Forum
So, here is one valuable lesson I learned (of many) from my time at Sarah Lawrence. One of my favorite classes was Introduction to Literary & Cultural Theory, and I remember learning the importance of seeing how, even if you didn’t agree with an idea, or a person, you can always put them into perspective. You could dislike theory itself, or a particular theory, or a particular theorist—but if they held some kind of cultural or critical significance—you should also be able to see that, and critique that too. That is to say, if people are talking about it, it can’t be insignificant or unimportant. This lesson comes to mind with Lena Dunham. So many people seem to love her, or find her completely disdainful. And I admit, before I watched Girls, I was annoyed by all of the hype. But now that she’s here, and she’s clearly making an impact, I’m struck by some of the comments I see about her. Click inside for more.
Posted under: 'Girls', Lena Dunham