Even if you didn’t watch Kanye West’s much-reviled “Bound 2” music video featuring Kim Kardashian, you’ll appreciate this. While filming his new film The Interview, Seth Rogen called upon James Franco to reenact the now-infamous video, shot for shot. From simulating sex on a motorcycle to passionately locking lips, Rogen and Franco engage in everything Kimye does. It’s definitely a must-see. Check it out below.
With “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line and Nelly and “Wake Me Up” by Avicii picking up AMAs for Single Of The Year and Electronic Dance Music Artist respectively, country music is hotter than ever. Pitbull, like Avicci, incorporates the genre with his signature sound. The result is a surprisingly catchy country-dance track featuring Ke$ha. The accompanying video pretty much falls in line with the duo’s “Timber” performance on last night’s American Music Awards.
Ke&ha channels her inner Coyote Ugly as she plays bartender and head bitch to some hoochie country line-dancing troupe as they execute a sexy version of the Texas Two Step. I must say, the Western look really works on the “Tik Tok” singer. Meanwhile, Pitbull feeds dolphins and goes swimming wearing his pastel blue suit. Gotta give Mr. Worldwide credit for sticking with his look no matter what. Check out the newly-released clip below.
Britney Spears haters take cover. There’s another Spears hoping to conquer the recording industry. Instead of following her sister’s footsteps into pop, Jamie Lynn Spears is going the country route. Not Taylor Swift country-pop either but hardcore twangy country. Hee haw!!!
“I don’t think you just wake up one morning and decide you’re going to sing. It’s something I’ve always done,” she told E!. ”But as a young child, like I said, all that was offered to me. You don’t know how to say, like, ‘Oh, this is what I want for the rest of my life.’ You can’t make those kind of decisions at 10 years old.”
The 22-year-old just released “How Could I Want More” on iTunes. It’s the lead cut off her debut album which she’s still working on. She recently stated her forthcoming LP was her “second baby.” Her first being her now 6-year-old daughter Maddie. At age 16 and a hit show, Zoey 101, under her belt, Jamie Lynn was primed to become Britney’s pop successor, but her teenage pregnancy put her career on hold.
In addition to recording her country track, she makes an appearance on Brit’s new album Britney Jean. The Spears sisters duet on “Chillin With You.” Check out her first single below and see if she has what it takes to be Nashville’s next “IT” girl.
The 41th annual American Music Awards took place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre Live on Sunday night with Mr. Worldwide aka Pitbull hosting. Random choice, right?
Heading into the evening, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had the most nominations with six. Even though they nabbed two AMAs, Taylor Swift was the big winner of the night. The 23-year-old singer won four awards – Artist of the Year, Favorite Country Female Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, and Favorite Country Album for Red. It was her third time winning the year’s top prize!
The top male dog was Justin Timberlake who walked away with three statues. Other multiple winners were One Direction and Rihanna. The AMAs bestowed the latter with their first ever Icon Award which was presented to her by her mom. Adorable.
With regards to performances, Lady Gaga in my opinion stole the show alongside R. Kelly with their sexually-charged tribute to JFK and Marilyn Monroe. Other memorable highlights include Katy Perry’s Japanese-themed “Conditionally” number, DWTS’ Maks Chmerkovskiy tossing around J. Lo during her Celia Cruz homage, Miley Cyrus being accompanied by a giant kitty and Christina Aguilera’s beautiful duet with A Great Big World.
On the flip side, I was underwhelmed with both Ariana Grande and TLC. The former was fantastic vocally but a tad boring, while the latter served practically zero energy during their “Waterfalls” performance with Lil Mama subbing in for the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes. Check out all the performances and winners below.
In all honesty, I haven’t truly loved a track by Kings of Leon since their “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody” hey day. Is their latest, “Beautiful War,” as great as those previous smashes? To put it simply… no. Why, the post then? I love me some Garrett Hedlund and he plays a cowboy in the video. The look really works for him. I’m probably the only one who sat through Country Strong twice. Boy, did he look fine in that hot mess.
The latest visual off Mechanical Bull appropriately enough takes place at a prison rodeo. After a violent altercation, Garrett finds himself incarcerated. The vision of him handcuffed, riding bronco and super scruffy are definitely spank material ;) The only thing that would’ve made this clip better is if Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill was taking an Oz-like shower with Hedlund.
Check out the video below. In all fairness, it’s more like a short film with its gripping narrative and cinematography.
When Blake McIver resurfaced a month ago on Bravo’s Couch, he caused a bit of online buzz. The former child star is full grown and loves sharing shirtless selfies. That’s right. Little Waldo from Little Rascals is now one big ol’ homo.
Naturally, with some new-found notoriety, McIcver wisely chose to capitalize on it. The 28-year-old actor did what every fame-seeking homo with a decent voice did. He recorded a song and filmed a video for it.
“Wish I Didn’t Need You” finds Blake singing about the pain of a tumultuous relationship while wearing pec-revealing outfits. It’s not my cup of tea, but gotta give him credit for putting himself out there. Bonus points for not going with some cheesy lightweight dance track. Check it out below. Be sure to weigh in below after watching.
“Grown Woman,” “Bow Down,” “Standing on the Sun,” and “Rise Up.” All brand new tracks from Beyonce this year but no new album and music videos to boot. To be fair, the latter was part of the animated film Epic’s soundtrack, but still. All this new material but no confirmation of a new studio effort from the 32-year-old entertainer. Get it together B, your BeyHive is getting restless.
“God Made You Beautiful” was first heard in the trailer for Bey’s Life Is But A Dream dvd. The Sia-penned ballad was inspired by her daughter Blue Ivy. The full track has leaked online and it’s rather beautiful. Just as God, or in this case, Beyonce intended ;) Check it out below.
If there was any day to share this track, today would be it. Nikki Williams has the perfect TGIF song for you. “Thank God It’s Friday” is latest release from the South African singer-songwriter.
I first wrote about Williams last year when she released her Sia-penned debut single, “Kill, F*ck, Marry.” Her follow up “Glowing” peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s dance chart. She’s back and with some fun doo-wop funk. From angst-y ballad to a soaring dance anthem and now this, Nikki has certainly shown her diversity with her offerings.
Check out the lyric video below and get a peek at Nikki’s plans for a typical Friday night. I’m definitely going to heed her advice and “Get loose, live life.” You should too.