Look, just don’t come between Taylor Swift and her baking, okay? (Or her New York City.)
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver learned the hard way after challenging the 1989 pop princess to a shake it — err, bake it off in support of the UK’s ongoing star-studded Stand Up To Cancer campaign.
In the very silly clip, Jamie puts Tay’s skills to the test, and she is not having any of his antics: Seriously, the side-eye, the disgust, the refusal to remember his name…she’s a chilling diva in the kitchen! But after his cheery, bake-ified rendition of her #1 hit “Shake It Off,” Swift can’t do anything but eventually give in and give us some of her signature silly moves. That is, until she unveils the creation she’d been working on. You might want to consider a different day job now, Jamie!) Watch the two playfully bicker and bake up top. More »
It seems like everyone is jumping on the Sam Smith fan bandwagon, with the latest artist being Kelly Clarkson! The singer and new mother covered the “Restart” crooner’s smash hit, “Stay With Me,” during her concert performance in Chicago last weekend. Her vocals are already stunning, but the soulful ballad highlighted them even more.
Clarkson isn’t the first (and probably not the last) to cover Smith’s tune. Jessie J, Ed Sheeran and FKA Twigs both tried their hands at it, while Mary J. Blige joined him for a duet version. Listen to Kelly Clarkson’s rendition after the jump. More »
‘Tis the season for all things spooky, and American Horror Story: Freak Show is certainly delivering on that front — especially if you’re not here for clowns. But were you aware that Ultraviolence Queen Lana Del Rey, who just performed in a cemetery, is getting in on the terror as well?
It’s true, and here’s the proof: Jessica Lange — Elsa Mars in the show — will be singing Lana’s Paradise EP track “Gods & Monsters,” both an incredible track and a fittingly freak-friendly serving for AHS.
And, from the looks of a newly surfaced LQ preview, it’s going to be one smoky, ghoulish delight. Check out the brief teaser of Jessica Lange’s character belting out the tune after the jump. More »
Though Pharrell is undoubtedly the lyrical genius on the Voice panel, it is Gwen Stefani who had the quote of the night/Battles/season when speaking of bringing in her husband, Gavin Rossdale, to mentor her team. “I was kind of nervous about it, because we’ve never done anything outside of make out and have kids,” she said.
Take note, newlywed Adam Levine: making out and having kids have brought the Stefani-Rossdales through 12 years of marriage. Whatever it takes to spark the fire, as they say.
Besides making out and having kids, there was work to be done as The Battles continued. Going into the evening, Pharrell was out of steals, Adam had yet to use one successfully and Blake Shelton and Gwen still each had one steal to drop in this final week. More »
There really is no escape when Taylor Swift chucks out a new album, is there? The woman is either topping charts (see: “Shake It Off”), putting out new songs before the single has even cooled off ( “Out Of The Woods”), teasing lyrics to even more tracks and hopping countries to ensure the media blitz sticks. The latest invasion took place when Swift hauled herself down to Australia and performed on The X Factor.
“Shake It Off” has already hit #1 on the country’s ARIA pop chart, and so tireless Taylor’s energetic performance was simply insurance for parent album 1989 following suit upon its release. More »
Sting, one of the biggest rock stars of our time, knows a thing or two about making a chart-topping smash. But know the former Police frontman has found a way to transform your boring old ringtones into a new hit! He stopped by the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (October 16) to sing alternative versions of various ringtones – including iPhone favorites like “Marimba” and “Xylophone,” and the classic Nokia ringtone.
The singer joked that the “Xylophone” ringtone sounded like a Police song: “My lawyers will be on [the phone]! That’s my tone!” Sting also surprised an audience member by recording a custom voicemail message on his phone – it’s pretty awesome! More »
Pink and City and Colour‘s Dallas Green (a.k.a. You + Me) continue their promotional run for their debut folk-pop album rose ave., with another television appearance. This time, the folk duo stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (October 16) to perform “You And Me.”
With Green leading the tune with his acoustic guitar, the two use their on-point harmonies to evoke the lovely emotion in the ballad. The stripped-down performance is different from what we’re used to seeing from Pink, but this raw style of music works for her. rose ave. was released on October 14, and features songs like “Capsized,” “Break The Cycle” and “You And Me.” More »
Brad Pitt‘s latest foray into WWII action-drama territory, Fury, opens in theaters this weekend, and as a bit of promo (or should we say pro-bro?) the actor popped, locked and spun his way through a breakdancing skit with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. The two had a “conversation” by busting their respective moves, and naturally this all required a bit of help from body doubles who can actually dance.
The skit pays off with laughs by the end, when utter ridiculousness truly sets in. (“Do you want to double breakdance?” Pitt asks with some fancy hand gestures. Fallon answers with a crotch-grab: “Hell yes.”) More »
Paloma Faith, you sneaky little diva! We didn’t know you were back in the States. The British soulstress appeared on Live! With Kelly & Michael this morning and gave another gorgeous, rousing performance of her Diane Warren-penned ballad “Only Love Can Hurt Like This.”
Last week we posted our interview with Paloma, and she described falling for the song as soon as Warren played it for her: “It was saying everything in such a simple way that I’ve tried to say. It’s the sentiment, like I’m a tragic romantic and I don’t feel anything for sentimental love songs. It’s like torture!” More »
The ever-adorable Selena Gomez is continuing to make the talk show rounds.
After dishing about walking around naked in her new home and dealing with her BFF Taylor Swift‘s incessant pleas to join her in NYC on The Ellen Show, the Rudderless starlet appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to do some more #RudderlessPromo — and talk selfies, of course.
The Stars Dance pop starlet discussed her massive social media following, as well the all-important selfie and the artistry involved in taking the perfect pic with fans…as well as the lack of interaction once they take the photo. “They’re immediate! It’s like filter, Twitter, post, got it,” she joked with Jimmy. And while Selena might be part of the Twitter generation, she’s not so much for texting. When asked how many texts throughout the day she sends, she laughed: “Oh man, like 8? I’m a horrible texter, you can ask anyone!” She prefers talking on the phone (what?!) — such an old fashioned kind of gal.
Watch the cute video up top. And, after the jump, watch Selena talk about her Rudderless crush Billy Crudup, as well as hoarding Kit-Kats in her new mini fridge. More »