Have you watched Miley Cyrus‘ “We Can’t Stop” music video yet? Of course you have! Have you recovered from it yet? Probably not! And that’s OK — a french fry skull is not for the faint of heart. But you have to admit, if art is supposed to elicit reactions, than this video did its job. Our own Sam Lansky said the visual is “like a party at Terry Richardson‘s house as filmed by David Fincher that you’re watching after drinking an entire bottle of Robitussin.” We think that’s just about the most accurate description out there. Also, he meant that as a total compliment. In fact, we all loved the video so much that we decided to make a gallery of the best screengrabs, simply so we had a reason to watch it a few more times.
But how did other outlets feel about the bonkers clip? Read on for our roundup of reviews. More »
I hope Kelly Rowland has a warm jacket and a torch. It must be cold there in Beyonce‘s shadow and the hapless diva isn’t going anywhere soon if the predicted first week sales tally of Talk A Good Game is any indication. The deeply personal album has garnered positive reviews from critics but is still only expected to sell 60,000 – 65,000 copies this week. To put things into perspective, Queen B sold 300,000+ copies of 4 in its first seven days of release.
Perhaps that’s an unfair comparison but Talk A Good Game will, most likely, sell considerably less than recent albums by fellow R&B divas Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, who managed 91,000 and 96,000 respectively. A first week sales tally of 65,000 copies would be the lowest of Kelly’s career – even less than 2011′s Here I Am, which sold 77,000 copies. There is some good news. The underselling opus is set for a top 10 debut, Kelly’s third in a row. More »
Nicki Minaj, booty-clapper and occasional rapper, was recently called on to add a verse to Busta Rhymes‘ poetic new single “#Twerkit”. It wasn’t particularly good (not that the song was great to start with) but at least she has an excuse. In behind-the-scenes footage, the scheduled BET performer reveals that she only had one day to record her vocal – and shoot the video.
We see the tracksuit-clad femcee doing her thing in the studio before shooting the breeze with DJ Khaled. The pair reunite on set the following day, where Nicki shakes her biggest asset and models some of the largest gold chains ever captured on film. A highlight is the “I’m Out” diva’s conversation with “#Twerkit” producer Pharrell in the parking lot. They talk about “Big Booty Judys” and working together again. More »
The guys from Big Time Rush don’t have a lot of spare time. When they’re not filming their hit Nickelodeon show, the heartthrobs are working on songs in the studio or rehearsing for their joint-tour with Victoria Justice. That probably explains why the video for “24/seven” is basically just footage of the guys hanging out. It happens so rarely that it had to be documented for posterity!
So how do the BTR-boys chill? Well, they just do normal guy things like practice choreography, compare musculature in the mirror and pull goofy faces. The colorful dance sequence is cute and there are lots of man-hugs and practical jokes, so it’s nice to see that they’re keeping the bromance alive. More »
Just after giving a stellar performance at Bonnaroo last week, Charli XCX is hitting the road again — this time for her first-ever North American headlining tour (which she revealed to us at the festival). The popstress’s current tour leg, which will be in support of her debut album True Romance, will start in Vancouver on August 30 before wrapping up October 2 in Orlando. She’ll be back in the States on October 26 for Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas.
Kitten join Charli in the opening slot for select dates. View all of the tour dates below. More »
Alright, Angels: As you know, Cody Simpson‘s Paradise Tour is already in full swing. And, unless you’re that Texting Girl, the news we’re about to drop is going to blow your mind. Idolator is giving away a pair of tickets to 10 lucky winners who will get to attend the Cody concert of their choice! So stop everything, grab your videophone and jump below for details on how to enter. More »