When Jennifer Lopez teased her “Live It Up” video, she offered flashes of a colorful runway show, a rambunctious beach party and skin — her own, that is.
Hours later, Lopez couldn’t help but to release the video in its entirety — a flashy clip showing that if Pitbull calls (okay, texts) and America’s Next Top Model alumnus Eva Marcille appears, J. Lo will still steal the show. Lopez preps for the runway when Pitbull proposes to meet in southeastern France. (The video was filmed in Miami Beach, but whatever.) She heads to his call, but not before she channels her inner Baby and drives onlookers to hysterics. More »
“I’d rather be a dick than a swallower,” Kanye West raps in “New Slaves,” a song he debuted Friday night. West premiered the song in nine different cities by projecting a clip onto 66 different buildings, of him staring straight ahead. West was calm, but his words were harsh.
“New Slaves” brings West’s February gigs in London to mind and how, to the tune of “Clique,” the G.O.O.D. Music honcho mocked corporations (“I can’t give a fuck about your comments, I promise, I promise”) as he rambled of the Grammys, “the whole Beyonce thing” and Jay-Z‘s cameo in Justin Timberlake‘s “Suit & Tie.” To the spare beat of “New Slaves,” West hits harder at the same target. More »
Like a moth to a flame that burns by the fire, our love for Janet Jackson is blind, can’t you see our desire — to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Janet with another Twitter re-listening party. Yes, you read that right, Janet turns the big 2-0 on Saturday (May 18). Instead of wallowing in the fact that the infamous choreography to “If” is now two decades old, we’re going to celebrate the chart-topping album that brought us timeless hits like “That’s The Way Love Goes” “Anytime, Anyplace” and “Because Of Love” the best way we know how: by listening to it again with all of you. Head below for details on how to join in the virtual loft party. More »
Like one of Stefon’s favorite New York hotspots, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull‘s upcoming video for “Live It Up” has everything! Fierce boots! A beach party! People getting sprayed down with alcohol! Ferocious choreography! J.Lo rocking a fierce orange lip! Pitbull in a robin’s egg blue suit! Actual pitbulls!
(Except that one. There are no actual pitbulls in the video. Although there probably should be.) More »
Well, as brand-sponsored novelties go, this is one of the cooler ones I’ve seen: Ginger-haired guitar-strumming unicorn Ed Sheeran made an appearance in New York a few weeks back, where he performed his heartbreaker “Lego House” at The Box (which is a teeny, tiny little venue) for Nokia’s Lumia phone. The performance was recorded on a bunch of Lumia devices and then cut together, and it looks pretty good for video recorded on a cell phone! Sincerely. Genuinely. Not just saying that. More »
Beyonce is pregnant again, according to E! Online (not the New York Post, who reported it earlier this week but are no longer even remotely credible, which is pretty grim if you think about it).
As is par for the course, the Internet was quick to respond (cue the think pieces!) with thoughts on Kanye West, that surrogacy issue and Bey’s pop contemporaries: Here are some of the best (read: shadiest) tweets from some Twitter funny people. More »