Iggy Need Not Apply
Our dear Britney Spears is back in Las Vegas, NV this week resuming live performances of her Britney: Piece of Me concert residency at the Axis Theater inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino and she brought with her a new song added to her concert setlist. Britney has added her new single Pretty Girls to her show and performed it for the first time in PoM this week (PITNB reader Alexandra has informed me that Pretty Girls has replaced I Wanna Go in the setlist). You may recall that Britney first performed the song live in Las Vegas during the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year but the video embedded above is of her first performance of Pretty Girls in her Piece of Me show. She looks fantastic! This is a great performance of her fun song so those of you seeing Britney in concert in the coming months will likely get to see this performance live in person. For the rest of us unable to get to LV anytime soon, videos like this will have to suffice. Enjoy!
"Bullshit is everywhere"
After 16 years at the helm, Jon Stewart hosted his final episode of The Daily Show last night and went out with the appropriate fun fanfare befitting the brilliant late night talk show host. The Daily Show may have started out as a joke but it ended up becoming an important resource for actual news to many people … people who are incredibly sad that Jon has decided to step down as host of The Daily Show. The final episode last night was jam-packed with guest stars and correspondents, people who have appeared on the show over the years, but for me … it was Jon‘s final monologue that was the big draw for me. As you can see and read below, “bullshit” was the major theme of Jon‘s final monologue on The Daily Show. In case you missed it or just want to watch/read it again, you can do so below. More »
Last month we got to see the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming second season of Empire on Fox. Today, we get to see the first official trailer for the show. The video embedded above is longer and packed with storyline. With Luscious Lyon in prison, Cookie seems intent on ousting her ex-husband in a bid to gain control of the family empire … pitting the couple’s children on opposing sides of the battle. Classic family drama. Check out the first trailer for Empire season 2 above and get ready because the action gets started when the second season of the show premieres on Fox on September 23.
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Surprise! It looks HAWT!
Mode.com has released a 3 minute video that showcases 100 years of men’s swimwear as modeled by one, very attractive man. As you can see in the video above, the model puts on and then takes off swimsuit after swimsuit, showcasing the swimwear mode of dress from 1925 to 2015. Except for a few exceptions, men’s swimwear hasn’t really changed much over the last 100 years but BELIEVE ME, this video is deffo worth watching. Do yourselves a favor and find 3 minutes to dive in and enjoy.
Taylor Swift, in turn, loses her shit
Ryan Adams, who just completed a very successful world tour, is back in the studio recording music with his friends and has, for whatever reason, decided to record the songs on Taylor Swift‘s album 1989 as if they were performed by the members of The Smiths. Yes, it sounds like the coolest thing to ever happen, right? As Ryan recorded throughout the night, he shared updates on the process from night 1 in the studio on his official Instagram profile. Taylor Swift learned of Ryan‘s endeavor and rightly lost her shit in the process. I’m not sure if these recordings will ever be officially released or anything but it surely is an amazing world we live in that something like this could occur. Click below to see Ryan‘s photos and a video from Instagram, see Taylor‘s response on Twitter and marvel at this wonderful intersection of pure artistic bliss. More »
Illiteracy Will Prevail
Before Kurt Cobain found fame and fortune with the formation of Nirvana in 1987, he was in a band called Fecal Matter in 1985. Fecal Matter recorded a demo tape titled Illiteracy Will Prevail and that tape has been floating around in recent years in bits and pieces. This week, the full tape has surfaced in whole and has been making the rounds online. Altho the demo has been taken down from You Tube, Soundcloud, etc., the genie is well out of the bottle and it continues to pop up online. Click below to hear Illiteracy Will Prevail in full (while you can) and check out the demo tape artwork (presumably drawn by Cobain himself) and see the 17-song tracklisting. More »
"Don't judge me", she says
In the past few months we have heard live concert video of Kelly Clarkson covering songs by other artists — including Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna, Bye, Bye Bye by *NSync and Blank Space by Taylor Swift. Last night, during her concert stop in Prince‘s hometown of Minneapolis, MN, Kelly performed her rendition of his legendary song Purple Rain. Before she performed the song, Kelly asked the audience not to “judge her” for putting her spin on the classic track and then she sang the Hell out of the song. I’m not sure if Prince will be very happy that video recordings of Kelly performing his song are now on the Internets but I think he might be impressed with Kelly‘s version of his song nonetheless. Have a listen above, see what you think.
"Had no idea they were really doing this."
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Las Vegas, NV unveiled yesterday a waxwork tribute to rapper Nicki Minaj which, apparently, came as a bit of surprise to Minaj. After the wax statue was unveiled, Nicki caught wind of the unveiling and she took to her official Instagram profile to voice her extreme approval. As you can see below, Nicki is dressed in the costume that she wore in her Anaconda music video (which was released a year ago, #HappyBirthdayAnaconda) and she is posed appropriately as well. The wax likeness of Nicki was flanked by a group of real life dancers, meant to mimic the feel of her Anaconda music video and, well, it was all “so iconic” according to Nicki Minaj herself. Have a look below. More »
Posted under: Nicki Minaj
So Bad, so good
We are just over a month away from the premiere of Gotham season 2 on Fox and today we get to check out a new promo trailer for the show. As you can see in the embed above, the lunatics are running things at Arkham Asylum in this new promo trailer and, I suspect, they will become quite unruly as events unfold on the second season of the show. We already know that young Selina Kyle is a featured character on Gotham and that she will grow up to be Catwoman … but does this promo trailer introduce another Catwoman? HMMM. Check out the trailer, see what you think. Gotham season 2 premieres on Fox on September 21.
Posted under: 'Gotham'
"Like a testicle with teeth"
Yesterday we got to see the trailer for the first Deadpool movie trailer and today we finally get to see the actual trailer … and as you can see above, it was well worth the wait. This trailer, in all it’s NSFW red band glory, was first screened at San Diego Comic-Con last month and, as promised, it has finally been released officially online a few weeks later. The language is strong, the violence is bloody and there are a few naked body parts so … yeah, it’s the Deadpool trailer that we deserve. Check out the NSFW red band trailer above to get your first look at the forthcoming Deadpool movie (due out in theaters in February 2016) and/or click below to see the censored, totally safe for work version of the trailer. More »
Posted under: 'Deadpool'