Posts tagged "Sky Ferreira"

Vanessa Hudgens To Star In FOX’s ‘Grease’ Live Musical: Morning Mix

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:: FOX has cast Vanessa Hudgens, of High School Musical fame, as Rizzo in its forthcoming Grease live musical. The special was originally set for a summer 2015 debut, but the network has struggled to cast Danny, as famously played by John Travolta. [Rolling Stone]

:: Whitney Houston‘s brother, Pat Houston, issued a statement accusing Lifetime’s Whitney biopic of “assaulting the legacy” of the deceased, influential singer, before the film made its TV debut on January 17. Side note: This is what the Whitney screener looked like. [MTV]

:: On February 7, D’Angelo returns to the same venue where he performed as an amateur night contestant in 1991: New York’s legendary Apollo Theater. Tickets for the show, where he will perform off his new album Black Messiah, go on sale January 21. [Okayplayer]

:: Dolly Parton is developing a series of two-hour TV movies for NBC, as inspired by her vast catalog as a Country Music Hall of Famer, personal life and “positive outlook.” While Parton has nabbed more than her fair share of acting roles (Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 9 to 5, Hannah Montana), she hasn’t decided whether she’ll make an appearance or not. [Rolling Stone]

:: Sky Ferreira has joined the cast of Elvis & Nixon, featuring Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon. Naturally, the film is inspired by Elvis and Nixon’s infamous meeting that took place Dec. 21, 1970. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: HOT 97 host Funkmaster Flex has accused Jay Z, twice, for trying to take control of him — a mind-boggling accusation. Fortunately, comedian Hannibal Burress has made sense of the matter, also with help of Britney Spears‘ “Toxic.” [Twitter]

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Beyonce, Madonna, Miley, Britney & More Wish Fans A Merry Christmas On Social Media: 20 Festive Pop Star Pics

Are you having a Merry Christmas, pop fans? Your faves like Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas, Mariah Carey, Disclosure and Rihanna sure hope you are! In fact, Nicki even dressed up like a Santa minx and RiRi slapped on a bikini to take very special holiday snaps just for you, and then posted them to the joyous social media platform known as Instagram! Plus, one of those Disclosure blokes dangled balls from his ears! Hell, even Madonna whipped out some of her finest Photoshop work to date!

So down one more cup of nasty eggnog and flip through our festive gallery of pop stars getting their merry, merry on above! More »

Sky Ferreira Premieres “Omanko” Video: Watch The Personal Clip

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Sky Ferreira might have nicely tied together the remaining strings of her Night Time, My Time era with a set of tour dates on the West Coast back in November (along with premiering a new song called “Guardian” live!”), but she’s decided to give her fans just a little more from her debut album campaign.

Over the weekend, the “You’re Not The One” singer-songwriter unveiled the grainy-looking home video for album track “Omanko,” shot by her boyfriend, DIIV‘s Zachary Cole Smith, and it’s probably the closest thing to festive that we’re getting from the brooding songstress this holiday season. “Happy Holidays from Cole and Sky,” the video’s caption reads.

The intimate clip follows Sky both on tour and behind-the-scenes with her boyfriend, smiling and kissing in a mirror, jokingly fanning herself with money — even ice skating at one point. Considering the dark and moody visuals of the campaign, it’s nice to see her looking so happy in this very personal glimpse behind-the-scenes. More »

Sky Ferreira Closes Out The ‘Night Time, My Time’ Era, Debuts New Song “Guardian” And Plans Ahead For 2015

Well, it’s the end of an era: Sky Ferreira is officially putting her critically acclaimed debut album, Night Time, My Time (our Best Album of ’13!), to bed.

The “Everything Is Embarrassing” singer-songwriter tied together the remaining strings of her campaign, which gave us everything from “You’re Not The One” to an opening set on Miley‘s Bangerz Tour to “I Blame Myself”, with a handful of live shows on the West Coast over the past few days. In a post on Instagram yesterday, Sky reflected on her 2 year stretch of touring and provided some insight into what’s coming next.

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Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce And More Dress Up For Halloween 2014: See The Pop Star Costumes

Happy Monday, Idolator readers! We hope you all had an appropriately spook-tacular (groan) Halloween weekend, and hopefully, a far less spooky recovery the day after.

As always, our favorite pop stars were out in full force for Halloween, with costumes ranging from good, bad to downright ugly (in taste, anyway): From Rihanna‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles throwback to Katy Perry‘s spot-on Cheeto ensemble, to Justin Bieber‘s adorable buddy costume to Iggy Azalea‘s hater-baiting White Chicks look to Lily Allen‘s controversial, erm, “joke” of an outfit. They’re all here!

Flip through the gallery up top, and let us know your faves in the comments below. More »

Kathy Griffin Challenges Nicki Minaj To A “Boo-Tay-Off”: Morning Mix

:: Comedian Kathy Griffin has officially nominated Nicki Minaj..not for the Ice Bucket Challenge, but a butt contest — “a boo-tay-off,” rather — after having seen Minaj’s “Anaconda” video. “It’s like the Ice Bucket Challenge, but it doesn’t even have any charity associated with it at all,” Griffin says. [AP]

:: One of Nicki Minaj‘s back-up dancers was bitten by a six-foot long, non-venomous snake during rehearsals for the MTV VMAs. (Yes, they were performing her Sir Mix-A-Lot-sampling “Anaconda.”) “It is in no way life-threatening, but scary,” a Viacom rep said. [MTV]

:: Speaking of the VMAs: Iggy Azalea fell off stage while performing at a pre-awards show benefit concert. Afterwards, The New Classic star posted a video of the incident herself. “Sorry, but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed,” she said. [Instagram]

:: Cat Power invited Sky Ferreira to perform at a concert benefiting Ferguson protesters. Ferreira says that while she’s scheduled to perform elsewhere, all proceeds from her own show will also go toward the same cause. [Rolling Stone]

:: Wiz Khalifa canceled a concert in Culta Vista, Calif., after finding out that a fan was fatally shot backstage at a show the night before. “This was a senseless tragedy. Violence is never the answer. My prayers go out to the victim’s family,” he said. [Billboard]

:: Shawn Mendes really digs Taylor Swift‘s new song. [Twitter]

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The 20 Best Albums, EPs & Singles Of 2014 (So Far): January – June Releases

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Let’s face it, pop fanatics — decent albums have been few and far between this year. And now that we’re halfway through 2014, we at Idolator found ourselves hard-pressed to scrounge up 10 LPs released between January and June, as we’ve done in years past, to shine the spotlight on.

So instead we decided to open the field up a bit and include singles and EP releases, as well as albums, and throw them all together in one ranked list of the best of the best in pop from this year, to-date — all compiled by Idolator’s editors and a couple of the site’s contributors.

It’s now a three-day holiday weekend, so head below and take some time to absorb and perhaps discover some of new music. And, who knows — you might even work out a decent playlist to whip together from our picks. More »

Sky Ferreira Defends Terry Richardson, Lady Gaga’s Right To Self-Expression In Facebook Post

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One of the reasons we’re big fans of Sky Ferreira around here is not only because of her very, very good music, but because of her outspokenness — especially in the face of controversy.

As a result of the Internet’s condemnation of Lady Gaga regarding the newly surfaced, controversy-riddled preview of the unreleased video for “Do What U Want” — the one that features two artists embroiled in sexual abuse allegations over the years, R. Kelly and photographer Terry Richardson — Sky’s work was also called into question because of her ongoing working relationship with Richardson, including their many, many photoshoots in the past, as well as Sky’s own video for “Red Lips.” And so, she decided to respond.

“As someone who has worked very closely with Terry Richardson on many many many occasions since I was 17 years old I would like to say… from my OWN personal experience: I have never been forced or manipulated into anything,” she begins in the Facebook note posted yesterday. Continue reading Sky’s full note below the jump. More »

Pitbull’s Pants Steal The Show At World Cup Opening Ceremony: Morning Mix

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:: Pitbull stole the spotlight from Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte during the World Cup opening ceremony. It’s not for being an electrifying performer, though – his high-waisted white capris, what one viewer called “diaper pants,” became the talk of social media. [ABC]

:: Beyonce and Jay Z announced the first European dates of their joint On the Run tour. The hip-hop royal couple will perform in Paris on September 12 and 13. Tickets go on sale June 19. [Digital Spy]

:: Skrillex‘s two-hour Superjam set at Bonnaroo was filled with surprises: Janelle Monae covered Michael Jackson (“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”) and James Brown (“I Feel Good”), Mystikal popped up and Lauryn Hill showed up unannounced to close with the Fugees‘ “Ready or Not.” [Billboard]

:: Lana Del Rey first wrote the Lou Reed-referencing “Brooklyn Baby” to feature the rock legend himself. She tried to meet with him, too. “I took the red eye [to New York], touched down at 7 a.m. … and two minutes later, he died,” she says. [The Guardian]

:: Eve married British fashion designer Maxmillion Cooper in Ibiza, Spain, over the weekend. “I’m so happy to make Eve my wife,” Cooper says. “The whole experience has been amazing and we are both so happy to have tied the knot.” [E!]

:: Sky Ferreira recently stopped by a Brazilian TV show, to be asked whether fans like her debut Night Time, My Time for the music, the cover art or “because of the tits, of course.” Her answer was flawless: “I’m pretty sure it’s because of the work, but I guess it helps if you’re a pervert.” [DIY]

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PHOTOS: Sky Ferreira Looks Magnifique For ‘Le Monde’ Magazine

Sporting a striking look that seems like a straight-up homage to Jane Fonda‘s character Bree Daniels in 1971 Oscar winner Klute, Sky Ferreira is the very definition of glam in Alasdair McLellan‘s shots for French publication Le Monde. The singer recently wrapped her stint as opener on Miley Cyrusnow-canceled North American Bangerz Tour, and last week she premiered the controversial video for her latest Night Time, My Time single, “I Blame Myself.”

When it comes to her own fashion sense, while not working, Sky pretty much sticks with what she knows. “I still go to all the same stores I went to in high school,” she told Idolator earlier this month. “Sometimes I do like having nice clothes, but most of my clothes are not designer clothes.”

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