Iggy Azalea Joins The Cast Of ‘Fast & Furious 7′: Watch Vin Diesel Confirm Her Cameo

Jul 30th, 2014 // Comment
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Iggy Azalea will make her movie debut in Fast & Furious 7 according to Vin Diesel. Insert lame joke about being in the fast lane from LA to Tokyo here. The actor was randomly asked which song he prefers to dance to out of “Fancy”Jason Derulo‘s “Wiggle” and Ariana Grande‘s “Problem” — because it’s important for mankind to know! — and promptly spilled the beans.

“I just worked with her two weeks ago,” the pop music enthusiast said of the Aussie femcee. “I guess you’ll be the first person to know this, we casted her in Fast & Furious 7. So I’m going to be loyal to Iggy.” Vin then explained that she has a small cameo in the film, so probably something along the lines of Rita Ora‘s appearance in the last sequel. (From memory she enthusiastically waved flags to start a race). See his interview after the jump. More »

Katy Perry Shades Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga (Sort Of) In ‘Rolling Stone’ Interview

Jul 30th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Get your cultural appropriation thinkpieces ready: Katy Perry is issuing a response to the critics and/or haters lashing out at her for using mummies and Egyptian cultural iconography in her work, as evidenced on her Prismatic World Tour and her “Dark Horse” music video. Her reasoning? Kim Kardashian.

Wait, what?

From her upcoming cover story in Rolling Stone, courtesy of JustJared: “As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T’s wife, Coco. Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together… It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn’t be there, because I’m very sensitive to people. I guess I’ll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that’s it. I know that’s a quote that’s gonna come to f*ck me in the ass, but can’t you appreciate a culture? I guess, like, everybody has to stay in their lane? I don’t know.”

Shots fired! The founder of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood — a plastic member of society? Come on now, Katy. Even you’ve admitted to feeling like a plastic (bag) sometimes. Let us not pass judgment! More »

Foster The People Perform “The Truth” Live For Spotify Sessions: Watch

Jul 30th, 2014 // Comment
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Foster The People‘s sophomore LP Supermodel is full of musical gems, and one of the best of the bunch is “The Truth.” (It’s actually my own personal favorite, more so than pop-leaning numbers like “Coming Of Age” and “Best Friend.”) Something about the urgency in in frontman Mark Foster‘s voice on the track — not to mention the straight-up crooning he does on the chorus — mixed with the sheer wall of sound the band and co-producer Paul Epworth created on the album version make it a must-have for any 2014 playlist.

So consider us at Idolator tickled that we get to premiere FTP’s performance of “The Truth” from their recent Spotify Sessions gig. Recorded live at Los Angeles’ amazing Village studio, just past the 405 on Santa Monica Blvd., Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius (plus a few other musicians) serve up the song and give us an intimate look at what it’s like when they’re left to their own devices and making music together. More »

Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence” Video: Watch Her Play A Hauntingly Ethereal Bride

Jul 30th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Recently releasing a little teaser of her video for Ultraviolence title-track, brooding songstress Lana Del Rey finally brings us  the full-cut of the gloriously moody visual via Noisey.

Filmed on a seemingly battered-up Super 8, the grainy video keeps with the dazed ’60s ambiance that Lana so effortlessly puts forth. LDR, donning a short, white dress complete with a white veil and a bouquet of flowers, moseys along in a forest, wistfully singing the song’s lyrics, occasionally sucking the finger’s of her beloved, and even stopping to sensually eat an orange in the blazing sun. However, when she makes her way to the church and up to the empty alter, the mood suddenly changes to an uneasy loneliness that is almost too  heartbreaking to bear. Alas, the man behind the camera, or who she was supposed to marry for that matter, remains a mystery. But, perhaps, we were just never meant to find that out. More »

Pia Mia Practices Self-Defense In ‘Wolfpack Wednesdays’: Idolator Premiere

Jul 30th, 2014 // Comment
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The Wolfpack Wednesdays series continues! After traveling back home to Guam, the young pop starlet is taking us to the gym to work on her fitness — and her butt-kicking skills.

We already knew that Pia knows how to pack a punch vocally, but did you know she could also quite literally knock you out? In this latest installment of Wolfpack Wednesdays, watch as Pia shows off her Krav skills (fight training), boxing and grappling with fellow trainers like a champ. Nobody’s messing with this one — on or off the stage.

Check out Pia’s latest Wolfpack Wednesdays video up top, and be sure to watch last week’s installment right here. More »

Janelle Monae’s “Electric Lady” Video: Watch Her Shows Off Her Funky Dance

Jul 30th, 2014 // Comment
Mama, It's Called Electro Phi Betas...
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We’ve all at one point or another had the joyous pleasure of experiencing a dreaded Greek-life party at least once in our college career. Yeah… none of us are proud of it, either. But, we’ll tell you this much: If Janelle Monáe threw a sorority bash like the one in her video for album-titled track “Electric Lady,” we’d all show up without even batting an eyelash.

The new clip follows the Kansas soulstress, decked out in her “Electro Phi Beta” letters, prancing around what seems to be a pretty thumping house party complete with hypnotizing neon lights, chicks dancing with light-sabers and a full-blown marching band lead by Janelle herself.

Light and fun, the video features an appearances from the likes of Georgia rapper T.I., ”Electro Phi Beta” Emeritus such as Estelle, Esperanza Spalding, T-Boz, Monica and Kimbra, and an opening cameo from the original Electric Lady, Janelle’s mom. More »

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