Last week we learned the very sad news that MTV star of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge series Diem Brown lost her long fight with cancer and passed away at the far too young age of 32. Earlier this week, we read a lovely tribute written for Diem by her on-again/off-again boyfriend and fellow castmate on the MTV Challenges Chris CT Tamburello and today we get to see the 12 minute memorial video that was shown at Diem‘s funeral this week. The video has been released online by the family so that it can be shared with her legion of fans online. It’s a difficult video to watch, I’m telling you right now. Diem was a shining light in this world and she will be missed. Rest well, Diem, we love you.
For a few weeks now, we’ve seen video of music performances from the current season of American Horror Story: Freak Show where characters set in the 1950s perform modern day pop songs. Last night, actor Evan Peters performed a cover of Come As You Are by Nirvana on the show and while it was a fun performance, it had absolutely nothing at all to do with the storyline. Essentially, AHS has become a freak show version of Glee where pop songs are just thrown in because they have to be. I’m sorry to say that Freak Show has, thus far, been a very lackluster season of American Horror Story for me. While I thought the including of these fun musical performances helped the show, I know see that they are hurting the show. I dunno. I just don’t really care about what is happening this season on AHS and that’s a shame because this series really should be something to look forward to watching rather than something to just sit through. Did you watch last night? Are you loving this season?
It’s very possible that the embed above will stop working because it was uploaded by a fan but just in case, you can still hear the audio of Evan‘s cover of Come As You Are HERE.
Last year, Hostel director Eli Roth revealed that he directed unused music video footage the year before for Marilyn Manson that features Lana Del Rey that ended up being “so sick” that it sat “locked in a vault”. Today, we see that a portion of that previously unseen footage has made its way to the Internets. In the NSFW clip embedded above, we see a bit of disturbing imagery, including a scene where Lana Del Rey appears to be sexually assaulted (by, it looks like, director Eli Roth). This, folks, is what happens when Eli Roth, Marilyn Manson and LDR all decide to collaborate together.
Red Alert! Red Alert! Our dear Britney Spears *just* updated her official social media accounts, including her official Instagram profile, with a new photo that was snapped on the set of, well, something that she is filming to air on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Chances are, Britney is filming a little bit for a skit or a gag or something … but I suppose it is also in the realm of possibility that Brit is filming a pre-taped announcement that she dropping at midnight a brand new album of music which she must reveal via video rather than in person because the shock of such amazing news would surely send our civilization plunging into maddening ecstatic glee. Yeah, but it’s probably more likely that she’s filming a gag. More »
To say that Taylor Swift is having a great month since the release of her new album 1989 a couple of weeks ago would be a laughable understatement. Her album continues to reign supreme on the Billboard Hot 200 Album Chart and today we learn that her new single Blank Space has rocketed into the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. What is even more impressive is that Taylor has set a new record with her latest #1 single because she has just become the first woman to ever hit the #1 spot by displacing her previous #1 single. Wow. More »
Last week we heard from Rihanna herself that she has new music ready for release … BUT, she wouldn’t go on the record and let us know when that music will be released. Last night, Rihanna gave a new interview to Entertainment Tonight magazine and she teased that her new album will be released “very soon”. Now, “very soon” could be taken literally and mean that the album will be out in days or weeks. “Very soon” could also, in artist speak, mean that the album will be out in a few months. I know many folks are DYING for a new Rihanna album to drop before the year is out and while possible, I cannot let my heart get set on that high hope. Unless Rihanna pulls a Beyoncé and drops her new album without warning sometime in the next few weeks, I think we might have to settle in and wait until 2015 gets underway before we get to have her new album in our clutches.
Last week I started out #ThrowbackThursday with Gwen Stefani and Fergie Ferg by talking about how someone I know is maybe obsessed with Fergie in a very real way. That someone recently informed me that our #ThrowbackThursday list was null and void, as Clumsy had been omitted. I had one of those, OMG, I knew I was forgetting something moments and I’m trying to fix that this week. So here it it, Clumsy, which is actually my fave Fergie song ever. Click inside for more!
It’s here! The first trailer for next spring’s sure-to-be BLOCKBUSTER HIT film Pitch Perfect 2 has been released!! Yesterday, as you may recall, we got to see the cast of Pitch Perfect 2 on the cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine and we also go to see the just-released first poster for the flick. Today, in an embarrassment of riches, we get to see the first footage from PP2 and get our first really good look at what to expect in the sequel. The a capella battles are going global, y’all. Can the Barden Bellas take on the world? Um, DUH! Have a look above at this first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 and start counting down the days with me until the movie hits theaters on May 15.
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