It’s clear that Adam Levine or someone in Maroon 5 loves hip-hop. During their current V era, the band has enlisted rappers J. Cole and Big Sean to add some urban swagger on “Animals” and “Maps” respectively. They’ve done it once again for their latest single.
This time around though, some female power was enlisted for the official remix of “Sugar.” Nicki Minaj delivers some rhymes about her favorite candy and fashion designers on the new version which features an updated and bouncier beat.
I like Minaj, but her presence isn’t necessary. The catchy track is fine on its own. Give the remix a listen below and weigh in afterward.
For the first time ever in the expanded Star Wars universe, an LGBT character is being introduced. The ground-breaking moment will occur in Paul S. Kemps upcoming novel, Lords of the Sith, scheduled for April 28.
Moff Mors, who is a lesbian, is “an Imperial who has made some very serious mistakes,” but “an incredibly capable leader and spends much of the book working hard to prevent absolute failure.” Find out more about the character below.
Despite finishing in sixth place on The X Factor UK, Ella Henderson is proving you don’t have to win the competition to launch a successful recording career. The 19-year-old singer’s first three singles lifted from her debut effort, Chapter One, have all landed in the UK Top 20 including the global smash “Ghost.” Her latest, “Mirror Man” should follow suit and do solidly on the charts as well.
Director Colin Tilley filmed a relatively simple clip but it’s in its simplicity that makes it stunning. Ella plays around with the elements including fire, sand and water while a hunky blond love interest transforms into a panther. There’s some wicked visual effects in the clip which probably cost the label a pretty penny. Check out the “Mirror Man” visual below.
One of the most highly-anticipated films this blockbuster season is Disney’s big budget Tomorrowland. It’s George Clooney’s first studio tentpole since Ocean’s Thirteen in 2007.
Joining him in the futuristic film are Under The Dome’s Britt Robertson, House‘s Hugh Laurie, Judy Greer, Tim McGraw, and Kathryn Hahn. The film is directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles).
When the studio revised the title from 1952 to Tomorrowland, many had assumed the film would be based on the futuristic themed land found at Disney theme parks. After checking out the trailer, I’m thinking not. Unless I missed the ride where you crawl into a bathtub to travel at the speed of light ;)
Check out the first full-length trailer below. Tomorrowland hits theaters on May 22, 2015.
Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
Over the years, Britney Spears has delivered several memorable performances at the MTV Video Music Awards. Whether she’s parading around on stage with a huge snake or making out with Madonna, the “Work Bitch” singer always makes headlines. In 2007, however, Spears had everyone talking, but for all the wrong reasons.
The second the awards show opened with a close up of Britney’s track extensions, you just knew it was going to be one hot huge mess. The 33-year-old singer looked dazed and confused as she slowly and awkwardly navigated the stage.
Footage from her rehearsals have leaked in full. It’s quite obvious Spears wasn’t in any condition to perform but MTV proceeded anyway. Poor girl. I will say though, she looks livelier during the rehearsals than the live performance.
The “Gimme More” trainwreck was just the latest debacle for Brit in 2007. That same year she entered rehab, lost custody of her children and shaved her head to name a few missteps. Check out the footage below.
HBO announced earlier today a new standalone streaming service called HBO NOW in partnership with Apple. When the service launches in April, subscriptions will be available through the HBO Now app on Apple devices and through Apple TV. It’ll cost $14.99 a month, but if you sign up in April, you’ll get a free 30-day trial.
“HBO NOW is the next phase of innovation at HBO,” HBO CEO Richard Pepler said in a statement. “With this new partnership, a natural evolution for the network, we have access to millions of Apple customers who are used to getting their favorite apps immediately. Now, they can do the same with an HBO subscription.”
HBO also debuted a new exciting trailer for the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke’s characters are heavily featured in the new promo. Game of Thrones returns on April 12. Check out the clip below.
Just like “Stay With Me” with Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith has enlisted another great R&B voice to duet with for a special version of his latest single. The 22-year-old reigning Best New Artist Grammy winner joins forces with John Legend to make beautiful music on “Lay Me Down.”
The special rendition of the track is for the UK charity Comic Relief for Red Nose Day. The charity’s goal is to “bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, which we believe requires investing in work that addresses people’s immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.”
“I’m doing the official single for this year’s @rednoseday with the amazing @johnlegend,” Sam tweeted. “So honoured to collaborate with such an incredible artist. Please do support the track, it is for a great cause xx.”
Check out their sensational collaboration below. Hopefully, this is just one of many future duets to come. Their voices mesh so well together.
There’s been plenty of speculation regarding Jessie Smollett’s sexuality. Is he gay like the character he plays on Empire or just playing gay? The 31-year-old actor chose to set the record straight on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
He did, however, wait until backstage to reveal all, instead of addressing the topic during the main interview in front of the studio audience. Smollett reveals that “there’s never been a closet that I’ve been in. I don’t own a closet, I own a dresser.”
If that declaration isn’t clear enough, check out his ‘coming out’ below. He doesn’t state it in any definitive terms, but he does mention that he takes his mama to the Sound of Music sing-along every year. Enough said ;)