The theme of Taylor Swift‘s perky new pop anthem “Shake It Off” is to dance like there’s no one watching and she certainly does that in the feel-good video. Literally and figuratively. The 24-year-old geeks out in a number of dance scenarios because a) she’s living in a magical fucks-free bubble and b) it’s a lot more fun than standing around and pretending to be cool.
To celebrate the return of Tay Tay, I’ve pulled together the 10 dorkiest moments in her “Shake It Off” video. These range from mildly embarrassing (dressing like Lady Gaga circa The Fame) to LOL-worthy antics like the world’s worst twerk and incompetent rhythmic gymnastics. Turn your life around by joining Taylor’s DGAF movement after the jump. More »
Nicole Scherzinger is bringing out the big guns for her “On The Rocks” cover art. The former-Pussycat Doll unveiled the seductive image, which finds the gorgeous diva rocking a plunging white dress, on Instagram today (August 18). However, it’s not so much her beach-appropriate outfit that will raise eyebrows. It’s the provocative pose (above).
Once you’ve collected yourself, let’s talk about “On The Rocks”. It’s the second taste of the 36-year-old’s still-untitled sophomore set, which was entirely produced The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. Lead single “Your Love” wasn’t a huge success internationally (it did peak at number six in the UK), so there’s a lot riding on this anthem. I’m ready to be slayed. More »
Here’s something to make the wait for Madonna‘s new album a little easier. Over the weekend a track recorded for the queen of pop’s 2008 hip-hop adventure Hard Candy surfaced online. “The Beat Is So Crazy” is a club-ready Pharrell/Timbaland co-production featuring semi-retired rap diva Eve. Think “Give It 2 Me” but unfinished and nowhere near as good.
According to internet legend, “The Beat Is So Crazy” was then slated for Eve’s fourth LP Here I Am. Unfortunately, that project was scrapped when the singles (remember “Tambourine”?) underperformed — so the collaboration remained locked away on someone’s laptop until now. The song hasn’t aged particularly well but it’s still well worth a listen. Get your Madonna fix after the jump. More »
Taylor Swift is going pop. America’s sweetheart premiered her new Max Martin/Shellback-produced single “Shake It Off” during her Yahoo livestream and then revealed the title and release date of her fifth album. It’s called 1989 because that’s the year of Tay’s birth and the era she explores on the new opus. Yes, the former-country queen is releasing a collection of late ’80s pop songs!
Why? Well, Taylor said she fell in love with the bright colors and bold sounds of the late ’80s, calling it a time of endless possibility. And if “Shake It Off” is any indication, it’s an inspired choice. Other fascinating tidbits from the livestream include the unveiling of her 1989 album cover (see it after the jump) as well as its release date (October 27). The 24-year-old also debuted the dance-themed video for “Shake It Off” and details about the deluxe edition. More »
At this point, we’re so used to seeing the ladies of pop stripping off their clothes, that’s always a bit of a shock to the system when the guys of musicland show some skin, as well. (Okay, okay — maybe it’s not that rare of an occurrence.) So speaking of shocking your system, enter the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon that’s currently sweeping across social media, wherein folks are doing the utterly bananas thing of dumping a freezing bucket of ice-filled water over their heads or donating $100 (or both!) to raise awareness for Lou Gherig’s Disease. Naturally a boatload of celebrities are hashtagging themselves into the the cause’s spotlight, including Scottish dance music stud Calvin Harris.
Below you’ll find a video clip of Rita Ora‘s shirtless ex, with his rock-hard washboard abs, pecs and biceps on full display as he…as he… Sorry, we’re still stuck on Harris’ hard abs and pecs and biceps, and probably won’t be moving past that for quite some time. Just enjoy below. More »
With each passing day, we tip-toe ever closer to the release of Cheek To Cheek, Lady Gaga‘s much anticipated jazz album with the legendary Mr. Tony Bennett.
The duo have been doing their fair share of #CheekToCheekPromo in the past few weeks and months — from an upcoming PBS special to the release of their darling lead single, “Anything Goes.”
Today, Gagaloo unveiled the Steven Klein-shot album artwork for the upcoming album due out in September.
“Artwork For #CheekToCheek by the incredible Steven Klein @SKstudly I love this photograph, and very honored to be in it with my Tony. We were just standing there talking, laughing, singing. Then someone very special snapped a memory. The lighting like a painting,” she explained on Twitter moments ago.
What do you think of the photo, Little Monsters? Check out the covers in full after the jump. More »
Remember when Kesha‘s vagina got possessed and she had to have an emergency sexorcism? Her harrowing account of that experience on Jimmy Kimmel Live was my favorite TV moment of 2013 but she might outdone herself by telling Conan O’Brien about an eye-popping costume malfunction (she narrowly avoided) on ABC’s Rising Star.
“The first show, my vagina almost fell out,” K$ remembered. “It was literally a quarter of an inch away from falling out.” She didn’t elaborate on the sartorial mishap, which would have helped Rising Star‘s ratings no end, but did open up about starting a cat cult and her remarkable rainbow-colored hair. Watch the hilarious interview after the jump. More »
Pop stars are really getting behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which raises money for the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Participants donate $100 or have a bucket of extremely cold water poured over their head. (To their credit, most celebrities have elected to do both). As a result, social media is buzzing with videos of soaking wet divas and shirtless singers. Bless.
As a part of the challenge you have to nominate three other people to take part. Taylor Swift picked Selena Gomez before undertaking her group-soaking with a bunch of friends and Drake passed the baton to Beyonce, who is yet to participate. (It’s surely only a matter of time). He used the opportunity to show off his rippling six-pack, as did Justin Bieber and Calvin Harris. Watch a selection of the best ice bucket challenges after the jump. More »
Sure, it’s not quite #TBT yet, but that doesn’t mean we’re not already fondly daydreaming about yesteryear.
With all the excitement surrounding the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards — with upcoming performances due from Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj — we got to thinking about some of the best VMAs red carpet appearances from our pop tarts, past and present.
From Britney Spears to Hilary Duff to Ciara to Avril Lavigne, our favorite pop ladies rocked the red carpet in the fiercest fashions from over a decade ago. And the boys? Don’t worry — Jay-Z, ‘N Sync and Usher held it down too.
Check out the gallery up top of some of our favorite throwback looks from the VMAs. What are some of your fave looks? Let us know in the comments below. More »
Colbie Caillat will follow up the June release of EP Gypsy Heart (Side A) with her full Gypsy Heart album. (Guess Side B got rolled into the LP, then?) The set will be Caillat’s fourth studio album (if we don’t count Christmas In The Sun), and it contains collaborations with such songwriters and producers as Babyface (who co-wrote Colbie’s current hit “Try”), David Hodges (onetime Evanescence member who co-produced Kelly Clarkson’s “Because Of You”) and Jason Reeves (Caillat’s breakthrough hit “Bubbly).
Three new songs included on Gypsy Heart, according to a Universal Republic press release, are “Floodgates,” “Never Getting Over You” and “Land Called Far Away.” Separately, Colbie also recently offered up new song “The Way I Was,” which will appear on the Walking Dead: Songs Of Survival, Vol. 2 soundtrack. More »