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Kiesza Performs “Hideaway” And “Giant In My Heart” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch

Jul 30th, 2014 // Comment
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Kiesza jetted from New York to Los Angeles for a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she took her MTV VMAs-nominated single “Hideaway” to the streets of Hollywood. Like her recent appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman, the Canadian singer spent part of the time outside, while dancing down the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and belting out the song — only this time there were plenty of locals on hand for her to interact with (including a very enthusiastic Chewbacca).

The ’90s house revivalist followed that spectacle up with her first live TV performance of “Giant In My Heart,” another cut off her Hideaway EP. Watch Kiesza do Kimmel above and below. More »

Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Stop By The ‘TODAY’ Show For A ‘Cheek To Cheek’ Chat: Watch

Jul 29th, 2014 // Comment
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Cheek To Cheek!
Gaga & Tony's "Anything"
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Mother Monster Lady Gaga and music legend Tony Bennett had nothing but praise for each other once they stepped out of a silver Rolls Royce and talked with Carson Daly on the TODAY show this morning. The pair are now officially on the promo slog for their upcoming joint LP of jazzy standards, Cheek To Cheek, and its lead single “Anything Goes.”

“He’s a legend and it’s a total honor to be singing with him,” Gaga said of her musical companion, Bennett. “He’s really changed my life, asking me to sing this record with him. I’ve been singing jazz since I was 13 years old and Tony was the first person that knew that.” More »

Nicki Minaj To Guest Star On Cartoon Network’s ‘Steven Universe’: Watch

Jul 27th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe tells a story of a magical boy learning to use his superpowers for good. Turns out, Nicki Minaj will star in a future episode to show the dangers of a power trip.

The “Pills N Potions” rapstress plays Sugilite, the menacing creature that emerges when two of Steven Universe’s guardians, Amethyst (Micheala Dietz) and Garnet (Estelle, as in the singer) decide to join forces. “I forgot how great it is to be me,” Sugilite says once the transformation is complete. Surprisingly, Minaj doesn’t transform her voice as she used to in songs, for her alter egos like the prissy Harajuku Barbie, the ever-panicked Roman Zolanski or his stern mother Martha — but she does sound ready to raise hell. More »

5 Seconds Of Summer Perform “Amnesia,” “She Looks So Perfect” & “Beside You” On ‘Kimmel’

Jul 25th, 2014 // Comment
5SOS Look Perfect On Jimmy Kimmel!
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And now, for their next act in proving their impending pop culture dominance…

Following their performance on Today, Australian pop-punk troupe 5 Seconds Of Summer took to the stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to perform some of their biggest hits off of their chart-topping self-titled debut.

The set included their aching Top 20 ballad “Amnesia,” along with “She Looks So Perfect” and, as a bonus, album track “Beside You.”

The boys sounded fantastic live and brought their usual energy to the stage. (But then again, it’s probably hard to hear much of anything over those shrieks from the audience.) Check out 5SOS performing “Amnesia” up top, then check out the other performances after the jump. More »

OneRepublic Rock The ‘Today’ Show With “Ordinary Human” & Other Hits: Watch

Jul 25th, 2014 // Comment
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Tedder Does 'Today'
OneRepublic's "Human"
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Ryan Tedder wrangled up his OneRepublic mates for an early morning performance on Today, which included the band banging out “Ordinary Human,” a contribution to feature film The Giver. Clearly no one told Tedder that it’s hot and humid as f*** here in New York City, as the frontman was clad in a black tee and black leather jacket. Nice shades, though, man.

Watch the guys do “Ordinary Human” above, then head below to see them serve up their ever-present radio jams “Counting Stars” and “Love Runs Out.” More »

Nico & Vinz Perform Summer Smash “Am I Wrong” On ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’: Watch

Jul 22nd, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Nico & Vinz
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Having reached the #4 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, Nico & Vinz’s breakout single “Am I Wrong” is hitting radio waves by storm as of late. And now, it appears that the Norwegian outfit have begun making their late-night talk show rounds as well.

Serving as the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on July 21, the duo — who are currently on tour with Bruno Mars in place of fellow soulster Aloe Blacc — performed their infectious summer hit, really livening the crowd while showing off their smooth dance chops.

Catch the performance up top, and let us know what you think in the comment section below. More »

Beyonce Teases ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Trailer: Watch

Jul 20th, 2014 // Comment
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Beyonce has offered the first look at Fifty ShadesOf Grey, the film adaptation of the 2011 best-selling “mommy porn” novel.

Without warning, the On the Run star posted a snippet of the trailer on July 19. Scenes close in on the hands of entrepreneur Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), hinting of their steamy affair to come. Meanwhile, a groggy version of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” plays out – a fitting soundtrack choice, given the graphic sex scenes that author E.L. James wrote in the film’s source material  and initial promises from screenplay writer Kelly Marcel that the film will be rated NC-17.

The full Fifty Shades of Grey trailer debuts Thursday. For now, watch Beyonce’s teaser after the jump. More »

“Weird Al” Yankovic Bemoans “First World Problems” In Pixies Spoof: Watch

Jul 20th, 2014 // 1 Comment
"Weird Al"'s "Sports Song"
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Weird Al” Yankovic bemoans “First World Problems” in his latest spoof, also the latest in his eight-videos-in-eight-days streak. In the style of alt-rock icons The Pixies, particularly frontman Frank Black‘s talk-singing vocal inflections, the pop parodist complains over a friend calling instead of texting. He fumes over having WiFi everywhere in his house except for his kitchen and receiving a vanilla latte without foam art. He also wears a wispy blond wig supplied by director Liam Lynch (Tenacious D‘s film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Yankovic’s Doors spoof “Craigslist”) — a pretty great attempt to “douchey,” as he tells PopCrush.

“First World Problems” appears on Mandatory Fun, Yankovic’s latest (and possibly last) album. To prepare, he listened to the Pixies’ entire catalog on repeat “until it just seeps into my brain,” as he said to Newsweek. Prior to that, he even performed Doolittle track “I Bleed” with the band in Los Angeles at a charity concert. More »

“Weird Al” Yankovic Debuts “Sports Song”: Watch

Jul 19th, 2014 // Comment
"Weird Al"'s "Handy"
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Weird Al” Yankovic shifts his focus from parodying pop songs to team anthems in “Sports Song.” In his latest video, he leads a marching band across a football field to rally the crowd. As to be expected from the proudly uncool funnyman, he does backpedal on some of his threats: “Okay, full disclosure: We’re not that great, but nevertheless, you suck!” Regardless, he nails it. He gets to exactly what sport songs are about, in a way that anyone can appreciate.

“I like to think that this is the kind of song that sports fans would love and people who hate sports would love,” Yankovic said to More »

Teenaged Kanye West Shouts Out Alanis Morissette In 1996 Freestyle: Watch

Jul 18th, 2014 // Comment
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A 19-year-old Kanye West calls out no-name rappers in an unearthed freestyle from 1996. One of the most memorable lines is “this shit is mad ironic, like Alanis Morissette,” because the mental image of Yeezus listening to that song, if not the entirety of 1995′s Jagged Little Pill is too great. (It was one of the biggest albums of that decade.) The reference also helps emphasize how confident West already was at the time, even though he wasn’t rapping with a hard “HAH” just yet.

West had flown in from Chicago to the newly-opened New York location of record store Fat Beats. (The store closed in 2010.) Its former general manager, DJ Eclipse, had found the footage while converting old Hi8 video tapes to DVDs, before he uploaded the clip and sent it to Complex.

“Now we had a lot of the usual suspects in the place that day,” DJ Eclipse said, adding, “But what took me by surprise was the appearance of this 19-year-old kid who at that time nobody knew. At least in NYC.”

Dissing no-name rappers, while being a no-name rapper himself — now that’s mad ironic. Watch the freestyle below. More »

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