The universe is pretty much crying foul after viewing 50 Cent
‘s opening pitch last night in Queens during the New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game. To be fair, he only tossed the ball about half a mile wide of the range it needed to be in. But as the PIX 11 announcer says in the clip above, it’s good Fiddy never had the choice between a career with the Mets or being a rapper.
Here’s hoping the “Funeral” MC’s upcoming youth-oriented Fox series Playground is a far better watch than this strike-out. More »
There’s been some crazy promo going on in the Big Apple lately, the type which left some people shrieking in the streets and others dancing on mass transit. First up is the mechanized “Devil Baby” that went rolling around around the streets of Manhattan, popping out of its carriage and shrieking at (not to mention projectile-vomiting in the paths of) curious onlookers. All of these horrific shenanigans were part of an elaborate push for upcoming horror flick Devil’s Due
(in theaters this Friday, January 17).
Not to be outdone by that sure-to-be-cherished cinema classic is the Grammys, who partnered up with chart-topping duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for a little prank by having the nominated pair step onto Brooklyn’s B6 bus and whip out a flash-like impromptu performance of their hit “Can’t Hold Us.” The trick underscored the fact that the hip-pop gents are good sports, as were the clapping passengers who made up their audience.
Watch both stunts below and see how New Yorkers reacted to each. More »
After racking up 87 million views on YouTube with THE trashtastic pop music viral clip of the fall, how does Steve Kardinyl
— aka the “Wrecking Ball” Chatroulette guy
— top that success at year’s end? By staging a similar stunt on the webcam chat site with Mariah Carey
‘s modern day classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” of course!
Kardinyl’s skag drag is full-on festive as he bumps, grinds, twirls and humps a Christmas tree to the tune of Mimi’s 1994 holiday chestnut, all to the delight of a series of wide-eyed onlookers on Chatroulette. From shirtless bros who thought they were in for some naughty “show me yours…” action to an old tie-dyed hippie with a Santa beard, no one is immune to the giddy charms of the Internet’s class clown of 2013. More »
Remember Michael Jackson
‘s cute date in 1983′s iconic “Thriller”
video? That was Playboy
playmate-turned-actress Ola Ray
. Three decades later, the 52-year-old stunner is releasing a single of her own. Words can’t adequately describe the life-changing (for the worse) experience that is “Remember”.
The MJ tribute means well but boggles the mind with its sheer awfulness. I wasn’t ready to hear the budding diva croak lyrics like “you were the king of pop, you know you are and I was your queen on the movie screen” against a generic beat that sounds like it was created on a malfunctioning iPhone app. More »
When you owe cash to the tune of $1.1 million to the IRS
, you can do one of two things: go to the slammer for evasion, or take on jobs that, while not the most glamorous, might at the very least become viral sensations. I’m not saying this is an accurate explanation for why Grammy-winning crooner Lionel Richie
decided to dust off his 1984 chart-topper “Hello” and sing it while inside a fridge for an Australian Tap King beer commercial, but…
Good ol’ Lionel is a real trooper, smiling the whole way through this cheeseball clip. And Good ol’ Australia really knows how to crank out entertaining beer ads. Watch above, and see if Tap King has you falling in endless love with Richie all over again. More »
With the release of David Bowie
‘s The Next Day
tomorrow (March 12), we couldn’t skip over the recent news that the Thin White Duke reportedly nixed Morrissey
using a unseen photo of the two English artists together for the upcoming April 18 re-release of Morrissey’s 1989 single “The Last Of The Famous International Playboys.” And given Moz’s recent public comments about Paul McCartney and Beyonce
, we’re sure he’ll dish out a quip or two regarding Bowie at some point.
In the meantime, Morrissey opted for the next best thing: a photo of he and ’80s pop star/current day Internet meme icon Rick Astley together. Blog Slicing Up Eyballs noted in 2010 that the pic of the two was snapped in February 1989 during a taping of UK music program Top Of The Pops, when Morrissey was doing promo for “The Last Of The Famous International Playboys” the first time around. Rick Astley, on the other hand, was just there being awesome.
Catch the single’s new artwork below. More »
Life is just a chaotic sequence of random events, with infinite possibilities and alternate outcomes expanding into forever. But there’s a mystical order beneath the chaos. For instance, sometimes on the same day an asteroid brushes past the Earth, a giant meteor also explodes in the sky in Russia. Sometimes on the same day couples are celebrating their love together, Vin Diesel will post a surreal, lonely cover of a sad Rihanna
As a Valentine’s Day gift (?) to his Facebook fans, the actor posted the above video showing him singing along to “Stay,” and subsequently all other YouTube videos for the next 24 hours have been put on notice. (Bye, “Harlem Shake”!) If you’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Diesel grunt out his lines in a movie, then, well, you’ve heard him sing. It’s the same sound. And guys, even if you can’t sit through the whole thing, please just skip to the end to hear him channel the creepiness of 1,000 drunk uncles with a groan-kiss that sounds like something out of The Exorcist‘s holy water scene. More »
The pop music and comic book worlds collided when PSY
was joined by Hugh Jackman
and the two did the “Gangnam Style”
dance with Wolverine claws on. Don’t try to make sense of it, people, just accept it and let it wash over you. PSY tweeted
a photo of the two stars donning the adamantium claws (look it up, non-nerds) as an artifact to show future generations when “Gangnam Style” fades away. Just kidding! It will never die.
[via Oh No They Didn't!]
Welp, where do we go from here? Carly Rae Jepsen
performed a duet of her breakout hit “Call Me Maybe”
with actor Harvey Keitel
. If that sounds like a joke, that’s because it sort of is: the strange pairing was part of Comedy Central’s Night Of Too Many Stars
, which raises money for autism research. For the musical bit, the bubbly 26-year-old (who sang her part) was juxtaposed with the actor known for his grizzled roles (for his part, he spoke Carly’s lyrics matter-of-factly). Good sports, good song, good laughs, and all for a good cause. The special airs October 21, but you can see the odd pairing up top.
[via MTV Buzzworthy]
A mother-and-son duo posted a video of themselves performing PSY
‘s K-pop crossover smash “Gangnam Style”
online this week, and it instantly went viral — so viral, in fact, that Ellen Degeneres
invited the pair onto her show to strut their stuff live for the crowd. Did they deliver? Watch the video above to see for yourself. We will say that, in our estimation, it might just be the most charming take on “Gangnam Style” we’ve seen so far. Learning that both mother and son are dance instructors explains a lot, since the way they’re moving in perfect synchronicity — well, we couldn’t pull that off at any