Britney Spears is serious about the lingerie business. She’s already spent more time promoting The Intimate Collection than her most personal album Britney Jean and continues to delight the interwebs with amazingly airbrushed images that evoke the glamor (and fantasy) of Mariah Carey‘s last three album covers. It’s completely over-the-top but I’m strangely here for it.
Take the pop icon’s latest promo picture. Britney models pajamas in a room so softly lit you can barely make out the furniture. And that’s fair enough — every diva wants to look their best — but what’s with the ultra-soft lens and bizarre Photoshop on her nose? See the full image (as well as one of the 32-year-old modeling sexy pink lingerie) after the jump. More »
Miley Cyrus has been writing and recording songs with The Flaming Lips for the follow-up to Bangerz. The oft-nude diva has admitted as much in past interviews but many fans and commentators never expected the joint-project to see the light of day. They could be in for a big surprise, according to the band’s composer/guitarist Steven Drozd.
“We’re going to try to make a record with her if we can work this out because we’ve gotten together with her a few times in a recording studio and she’s fucking badass,” he said in a recent interview. “She’s a total pro and sings like a bird. She’s very patient and did take after take and was totally laid back,” the Electric Würms mastermind raved. “I’m hoping that we can help her make a record that she wants to make for the next phase of her career.” More »
That “Bang Bang” promo keeps coming!
After Jessie J spilled the beans on a “Bang Bang” performance at the 2014 MTV VMAs alongside Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, the trio just popped up in a brand new commercial for Beats By Dr. Dre.
The three superstar divas all take turns flaunting their generally glam lives to the tune of “Bang Bang,” from Jessie J stepping into a souped up ride, to Ari getting ready at a video shoot, to Miss Minaj casually stepping out into a helicopter — y’know, as pop divas generally do. The ad sells a whole bunch of products, including the Pink Pill XL, the Pink Mixr and, of course “Bang Bang.” Get those coins, girls!
Do you love Nicki, Jessie and Ari’s commercial? Let us know what you think in the comments below. More »
You want a piece of Madonna? For a pretty penny, that’s exactly what you’ll get.
Julien’s Auctions announced yesterday that they’ll be holding an auction for “the largest collection of Madonna memorabilia from her personal and professional life ever” in November, including music video wardrobes, awards, handwritten personal notes — even financial documents.
So, what’s up for grabs? Lots! Highlights include the recent B-Day Girl’s S&M-inspired wardrobe from her V Magazine shoot with Katy Perry, Re-invention Tour costume pieces and nude photos from her Penthouse Magazine shoot. They’ve also got handwritten notes on tour choreography, working lyrics, as well as trophies from several award shows over the years, including the MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
And, if you really want to immerse yourself in all things Ciccone, there’s a personal make-up compact, a 1972 Junior High School yearbook — and even a 1988 day planner (that’s while she was recording Like A Prayer!), which includes “dates with then-husband Sean Penn as well as birthday reminders and holiday plans.” More »
Rita Ora is probably ruing the day she met Calvin Harris. Not only has the Scottish DJ blocked his ex-girlfriend from performing rising hit “I Will Never Let You Down” on television, he is rumored to have taken back the songs he wrote for her second album. Which has resulted in the “Black Widow” diva pushing the release date back to January 2015. Ouch.
The 23-year-old was questioned about her sophomore set while promoting her new fragrance in New York yesterday (August 19) and called the album a “moment of truth”. “It’s my love of pop mixed with my love of soul,” Rita told the Associated Press. She was much less forthcoming when asked about Calvin Harris. In fact, she turned around and walked away. Watch the awkward moment after the jump. More »
Radio is blackballing Fifth Harmony‘s fierce self-empowerment anthem “Bo$$” because the girls mention Michelle Obama in the lyrics — at least according to the song’s producer Wallpaper. “Regardless of the positive message some radio stations wont play @FifthHarmony BO$$ cus it has “Michelle Obama” in the lyrics,” he tweeted earlier today (August 20).
That was enough to mobilize outraged Harmonizers, who promptly got the hashtag #dontcensor5H trending worldwide. No stations have been named and shamed (as yet) but “Bo$$” is losing a little momentum at pop radio, so there could be something to it. Which is sad given the song’s inspirational message to get money and take charge of your life. See the hitmaker’s tweet and the best fan responses after the jump. More »
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are kicking off with a bang — a bang bang, that is!
As suspected following the announcement of both Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande as performers for the evening, the pop powerhouses will link up with Jessie J to perform their massive summer Max Martin collaborative banger, “Bang Bang.”
Of course, that’s not all: The accompanying Hannah Lux Davis-directed music video — sponsored by Beats by Dr. Dre and Target — will drop immediately after on MTV. And get your dancing shoes on, because the clip apparently includes “an easy-to-learn dance that the British songstress made up.”
You ready for all that? Let us know if you’re excited for all the “Bang Bang” madness coming up in the comments below. More »
Emmie Lichtenberg‘s life is one big slumber party, and if you’re lucky — like ASTR‘s Zoe recently was — you get to crash it. The “Blue Hawaii” singer hit up Myspace’s web series Slumber Party @ emmieshouse to talk (what else?) late-night massages and favorite pizza toppings…and that was all before the game of Truth Or Dare began.
Zoe eventually wound up blindfolded and put to the task of guessing the flavor of Warhead candies. She also confessed her crush on hip hop heartthrob Drake and…well, you know what — what happens at slumber parties should stay at slumber parties. So just watch all the pajama-fueled action above and see for yourself! More »
With their upcoming EP Oblivion on the way, British indie pop band Bastille has dropped their latest eerie number “Bad News,” which now has a similarly peculiar video to go along with it.
The clips takes us on a dizzying journey through a kaleidoscope of old images, cartoons, and creepy mouths singing the song’s lyrics. The band’s frontman Dan Smith walks down different corridors, as grainy, dimly-lit footage slips in and out and the visual becomes more and more uncomfortable and perplexing by the second. Nevertheless, it’s seems almost impossible to tear your eyes away. More »
Aussie actor/singer/songwriter Troye Sivan has made a little go quite a long way with TRXYE. Today it was revealed that the five-song EP, which contains the 19-year-old’s breakout hit “Happy Little Pill,” landed at #5 in its first week on the Billboard 200. That chart position, plus the fact that TRXYE sold 30,000 copies out of the gate, is pretty astounding considering that it only went on sale last Friday (rather than the traditional music industry standard release day of Tuesday in the States). Nearly a week later, Sivan’s EP is still hanging out in the Top 10 on iTunes.
Elsewhere in the Top 10, the Guardians Of The Galaxy tie-in compilation Awesome Mix Vol. 1 hangs out in the top spot for a second consecutive week, while another soundtrack, Disney’s Frozen, slides all the way back up to #3 after being reduced in price on iTunes. More »