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Iconic trailblazer, #unapologeticbitch and frequent nipple-exposer Madonna has something to say about the way the world accepts the naked body…and she seems to be making a not-so-subtle reference to Kim Kardashian‘s bare ass on Paper Magazine while doing so.
Earlier today, the “Erotica” legend posted a photo of herself topless (but censored!), using the opportunity to make a point about society’s perception of nudity — and, more specifically, nipples. “Its confusing. Nipples are considered forbidden and provocative but exposing your ass is not. #flummoxed,” the MDNA Queen captioned the provocative photo. (Similarly, Rihanna went on an Instagram strike for several months after photos were pulled from her account from her topless Lui shoot.) Of course, as we know, there’s a certain very famous, very exposed ass breaking the Internet at the moment. Could the Material Girl be talking about the way the world is sharing the nude photo of Kim K? It certainly seems to be that way. More »
There’s usually a good reason why a scrapped video never sees the light of day.
In an interview on Larry King Now last year, horror director Eli Roth revealed that he’d filmed a visual featuring Ultraviolence Queen Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Manson. “The footage is so sick, it’s been locked in a vault for over a year,” he laughed. Today, the vault has been opened and…welp, he certainly wasn’t wrong.
The supremely unsettling footage features long takes of Manson at a very warped dinner/birthday party of sorts, complete with some fiery, lamp-breaking mayhem and a bloodied woman screaming underwater. Later on, Lana appears in a Texas Chainsaw Massacre tee, getting violently thrown onto a bed and being tearfully held down in what appears to be a terrifying moment of sexual assault.
It’s all very uncomfortable to watch, and it seems wise that the players in this mini-film, shot somewhere in between 2012 and last year, ultimately did nothing with the footage. Nevertheless, like most things, it has eventually made its way onto the Internet. Watch above if you dare, and let us know your thoughts on the scrapped collabo in the comments below. More »
Sure, The Voice diva and L.A.M.B. goddess Gwen Stefani hasn’t even fully debuted her upcoming Pharrell-produced cut just yet, but that hasn’t stopped her from giving the track some early promo.
In a new 30-second spot for the FIAT Gran Finale, the “Baby Don’t Lie” songstress is giving us a taste of her funky new solo club banger, “Spark The Fire.” And this isn’t the first time the track’s been teased: Pharrell recently played the track live during a set. O-M-G, O-M-G, she’s back again! Who’s got the lighter?
Get a high quality taste of the duo’s collaboration after the jump, and let us know what you think of the latest teaser in the comments below. More »
Congratulations are in order for a whole bunch of our favorite pop artists based on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart!
To no one’s surprise in particular, 1989 pop darling Taylor Swift has vaulted from #13 to #1 with “Blank Space,” no doubt aided by her brilliantly batty video which dropped last week. The #1 reign makes for a ton of record-breaking/making feats for the superstar, including the first woman ever to unseat herself from the #1 spot (“Shake It Off” previously reigned up until this week). She’s also the only artist with two Hot 100 #1 singles this year. Not too shabby, huh?
But, there are some other key victories in the Top 10: “Jealous” crooner Nick Jonas has successfully notched his first-ever solo Top 10 hit, jumping in from #23 at #10 this week. Major! Plus, Sam Smith just scored his third Top 10 hit with “I’m Not The Only One,” which slides into the #9 spot. Check out the full Top 10 after the jump, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »
Here’s something worth celebrating, KatyCats! Katy Perry is officially the Artist of the Year when it comes to radio.
How? Well, according to Mediabase, Katy’s latest accomplishment comes by being the only artist with the most spins at three different radio formats.
From a Capitol Records press release: “In addition to being the most-played act at Top 40, Hot AC and AC radio, Katy’s single “Dark Horse” (feat. Juicy J) – from her quadruple Platinum album PRISM (Capitol Records) – was the most-played song of 2014 at Top 40 radio. The track, which has been certified eight-times Platinum, is her ninth single to top the Billboard Hot 100. Katy is the only artist to have scored a No. 1 Hot 100 single in each year of the current decade.”
The massively successful pop star, who is currently out on the road down under on her Prismatic Tour, is also poised to snag a whole bunch of awards this weekend: She’s nominated 5 times for the upcoming American Music Awards. Truly, the California Gurl’s continued reign is unstoppable. More »
Christmas came a little early this year, thanks to the fabulous Tony Award-winning siren known as Idina Menzel.
With her new holiday record, Holiday Wishes (released October 10), the Broadway starlet is taking on 12 Christmas classics, including “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and her duet with Michael Bublé, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” (The video for their collaboration just premiered this week!) And to celebrate, we’re giving away a few copies of the album to our readers.
Want to make your Christmas just a little bit more festive this year with a copy of your own? It’s easy! Find out how to win after the jump. More »
Suffering from that “Bass” fatigue? Worry not: Meghan Trainor is finally ready to follow up her chipper body image anthem with an equally breezy selection: “Lips Are Movin,” the latest single off of her upcoming debut Title LP.
The sassy, swinging cut’s just been given a squeaky-clean visual, full of bright, colorful sets and even brighter red lips all over the place. Microphones, TV screens, earrings — you name it, she’s got those lips. (The enduring impact of Christina Aguilera‘s Bionic!) Meghan and her crew of bubbly dancers get to stepping throughout, playfully crooning and tune and bopping around in cute fashions (rainbow skirt! sequined cat dress!) and generally have a grand ol’ time. More »
It’s all in the numbers: One Direction‘s fourth studio album FOUR is on track to becoming 2014′s second-largest opening week seller. According to Billboard, the album is currently on track to sell over 420,000 copies in the next week, which would place it right behind “Shake It Off” singer Taylor Swift‘s nearly 1.3 million-selling 1989 debut — still the highest of the year, by far.
The projected sales would also surely suggest a #1 debut, which would make FOUR the group’s fourth consecutive #1 record. So, for anyone still doubting the longevity of that boy band from the the UK, you might want to take a look at the official charts next week.
What do you think of 1D’s projected accomplishment? Sound off in the comments below.
“Wrecking Ball” pop starlet-turned-full-time Instagram collage artist Miley Cyrus has certainly had a busy 2014, from creating strange, colorful #ARTPOP arts and crafts to mastering the art of terrifying selfies. And those Instaglamorous creative juices aren’t running low anytime soon!
In the past week, Miley — like the rest of us — has been subjected to Kim Kardashian‘s Internet-breaking butt on Paper Magazine. And so, she decided to inject herself into the equation! Last week, she added her goofball awkward child face to the original Kim K. shot (uncomfortable but hilarious!), and this week, she’s carefully ‘shopped the much-buzzed about pair of buttocks onto one of her Terry Richardson-shot #Bangerz promo photos. Of course, what would Art be if not an expression of imagination to be enjoyed and experienced by the masses? Check out Miley’s full conversion into a Mileydashian after the jump. More »
We all know Sia can swing from a chandelier, but did you know she’s also pretty good with a golf club too?
Filmmaker Erik Anders Lang, Sia’s husband, is working on an ambitious new project called Be The Ball, a film that traces the origins of golf while also exploring the various mental techniques one can use to enhance their game. Or, as he describes it: “The first documentary about golf and spirituality…ever.”
To fund the film, Erik has started a Kickstarter, and he’s calling on a few of his famous pop friends — including Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Joe Jonas and, oh yes, his wife as well — to help him rally support. Check out the hilarious celeb-filled Kickstarter video, and find out how Sia is involved with the campaign after the jump. More »