So, I wake up this morning and start looking for all of the Billboard Music Awards red carpet looks that I missed last night. I’m looking, and I’m looking, and I’m looking for the slayage—I saw some fun stuff, but nobody was really bringing it for me. And then I stopped scrolling and I was all like, “Well, damn—who is this?!” And yeah, Céline Dion wearing Mugler. Click inside for more!
Last night everyone who was watching Mad Men was privy to some pretty amazing trailers. Somehow, I completely missed the news that Trainspotting and Slum Dog Millionaire director Danny Boyle was making a Steve Jobs biopic (aptly titled Steve Jobs)… starring MICHAEL FASSBENDER… and KATE WINSLET. And also Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Aaron Sorkin wrote the script and even though this promo is just one minute long, my body is so ready for this movie. Peep the video for more!
We Mad Men fans are an absolute emotional wreck this morning. What happened? Where are we? WHO are we? There’s going to be plenty to read online this morning about the last episode ever of one of the greatest TV shows ever, but I’m going to focus on the one character who absolutely blew me away last night. All these years I’ve been talking about Peggy Olson, and hailing Elisabeth Moss‘ character as one of the most important TV characters—especially among women. But Joan Holloway-Harris‘ arc has been so fantastic—surprising and fulfilling in every way—that I just have to talk about it. Click inside for more!
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After teasing the release of her music video with a massive character poster campaign, Taylor Swift finally unleashed her Bad Blood music video/mini-movie tonight for the world to see. As you can see in the embed above, the storyline of the Bad Blood video focuses squarely on betrayal … and revenge. The speculation that has emerged since the release of this video is that the video is meant as a not-so-subtle diss toward Katy Perry who used to be friendly with Taylor and, after a betrayal, well … came the bad blood. Selena Gomez‘s character Arsyn is said to be playing the Katy role and Taylor‘s Catastrophe character is obvs the Taylor role. It’s an interesting theory … but the video is so good overall that the rumored subtext is secondary. Taylor has outdone herself with this video for Bad Blood. The week-long hype promo was well worth it, I think. Have a look, see what you think. Are you impressed?
Britney Spears and her latest collaborator Iggy Azalea took to the stage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards live in Las Vegas, NV tonight to perform their new single Pretty Girls for the first time. As you can see in the embed below, the ladies took some cues from their totally outrageously ’80s-themed music video for this live performance that is full of dance and FUN! You can tell that Britney is having a great time during this performance … and my love for this song grows every time I hear it. The performance is short but sweet but only because the song is short and sweet … a perfect pop confection to indulge in again and again. I love!! More »
As you all should know by now, tonight it’s the end of an era and I join the entire world of Mad Men fandom in a communal glass case of emotion. I spent more time than I care to admit putting together a gallery of 100 Powerful Mad Men Moments for Paste yesterday, and found myself thinking about how many of those moments were made all the more poignant by a particular song. I also recently (finally!) started watching Parenthood and, in a similar way, find myself getting really into the music. I’m very curious to hear if you all have any particular, favorite musical TV moments, so click inside for more!
A snippet of a new Drake track has made its way to the Internets which reveals that he recorded the song with none other than Beyoncé herself. The clip is only seconds long but it’s a nice first taste of what’s to come when this track is eventually released in full. Drake and Bey have a nice history of making beautiful music together and this latest collab promises to be great. Have a listen, get a taste and prepare yourselves for the hot track that is coming our way.
Today is a very special day for fans of Nine Inch Nails because it is the 50th birthday of NIN mastermind Trent Reznor. It is insane to think that Reznor is actually 50 but when milestone birthdays come along, they must be paid homage to. I am very proud to say that I have been a NIN fan from the very start. A friend of mine brought her Pretty Hate Machine CD to social studies class during my Freshman year of high school and literally changed my life forever. With the release of NIN‘s sophomore album The Downward Spiral came a musical awakening in me that completely upended everything that I knew before. I’ve seen NIN live in concert all over the US, as well as internationally, and absolutely consider Nine Inch Nails to be my all-time favorite. In recent years I’ve been fortunate enough to strike up a friendship with TR and his beautiful family and it is with all the love I can muster that I wish Trent the Happiest Birthday of all. I had a hard time finding the right photo to use for this post so I decided to share a few of my faves to celebrate TR‘s birthday today. I hope he has the best day ever and I am very much looking forward to wishing him Happy Birthdays for many, many years to come!
OKAY … it looks like I may have jumped the gun a few days ago when I guessed a few days ago that Taylor Swift was finished releasing character posters for her new music video/mega-movie for her new single Bad Blood because since Friday, she released two more posters — including one featuring Cindy Crawford as a character named Headmistress (you can see 19, YES 19, Bad Blood character posters HERE). Today, we have one more poster reveal … I know, it’s crazy. Taylor has revealed that her BFF Selena Gomez stars in the video as a character named Arsyn and that she will be the lead actress in the vid. Click below to see the FINAL (I hope) poster for Bad Blood. More »