UPDATE, 3p.m.: Bwah-ha-ha, someone else grabbed it. Here it is on Daily Motion. Quick, watch it before this gets taken down, too.
UPDATE, 2:45p.m.: We regret to you inform you YouTube has taken this audio clip down, citing a copyright issue. Too bad. Trust us, it was terrible.
I always knew that Britney Spears was held together with eyelash glue and rhinestones, but the extent to which her music is made consumable for the public has been artfully kept under wraps. Now the audio of her song “Alien” without the cosmetic enhancements of auto-tune has been released and it’s clear just how many little elves have been working behind the scenes. You’d get booted off “American Idol” right quick if you sang this badly! Nevertheless, veteran producer William Orbit gallantly took to Facebook to defend Brit, claiming the audio was simply a vocal warmup. He added, “Whomever put this on the internet must have done so in a spirit of unkindness, but it can in no way detract from the fact that Britney is and always will be beyond Stellar! She is magnificent! And that’s that.” Auto-tune or not, we have to agree with him! [YouTube; Facebook]
Of all people in the world, my jock-y, mainstream, but also book-nerd boyfriend was the person who got me into watching “So You Think You Can Dance”. When I told him I hadn’t seen it, he scoff-laughed and said, “You’re gonna watch it,” then proceeded to wax poetic about the show and how he wishes he could animate. I thought I was just going to be humoring him, but after spending the entire first episode of season 10 going “DAAAAAMN” at the dancers’ auditions, I was hooked.
And it turned out he was right to be as enthusiastic as he is — there are a million reasons to love it. Here are some of the best. Keep reading »
Where to start with this one? Farrah Abraham, erotic novelist and star of such films as “Backdoor Teen Mom” and several seasons of “16 & Pregnant,” is opening her own frozen yogurt shop in Austin, Texas. Starcasm has the “exclusive” story on this gamechanger: Froco Fresh Frozen will be a “family-friendly” eatery, many of the foods will be Greek yogurt-based, and it is opening on October 1st. Also, their graphic design budget for the logo looks to have been about $25, tops. That’s the brand’s creepy logo, a bug-eyed critter named Coba The Poppin’ Boba. First of all, I had to Google the word “boba” to find out that it’s another term for bubble tea — which doesn’t explain why Coba The Poppin’ Boba is at a frozen yogurt shop, but I guess whatever, right? The important thing is that Farrah’s singing/vagina mold career was not lucrative and girlfriend is grasping at straws. Bubble tea straws. I wonder if James Deen is invited to the opening? (Probably not.) [Starcasm via WetPaint]
OK! Magazine is reporting that Ryan Gosling has allowed his precious, beautiful sperm to impregnate girlfriend Eva Mendes, despite ongoing rumors that the couple has broken up. Supposedly Eva is seven months along and “it’s a dream come true for her,” according to the “pal” who leaked the status of Mendes’ womb to the gossip mag. Naturally, before I completely LOST MY SHIT over this bit of gossip — because as you perhaps maybe heard, Ryan and I are M2B — I decided to do some investigating… Keep reading »
On the rare occasion I decide to give a sex partner a lap dance, Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” is my usual song of choice. This Postmodern Jukebox cover — done in a 1940s torch style — slows things down a bit, but has the potential to inspire some sweet new booty-shaking moves. Noted! (Also, way to continue to fucking kill it with the covers, Postmodern Jukebox. So awesome.)
Drugs, drugs and more drugs, plus some drool. Actually, that might be simplifying the concept of The Flaming Lips’ latest video, which features Miley Cyrus (apparently she’s BFFs with Wayne Coyne and he got the same tattoo tribute to her dead dog?) and Moby. Wayne told Rolling Stone that the track is called “Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain” (obvs) and explains the video thusly:
“The video story is something like this: Moby is an evil, power-hungry cult leader. He wants the world’s most valuable (according to our story) psychedelic supernatural possession… John F. Kennedy’s brain….the brain contains the original formula for the drug LSD!!!
Miley Cyrus has the magic brain!!! And Moby enlists a nympho Manson girl-type blonde superfreak to go steel the brain from Cyrus.
Keep reading »
In the music video for her new single, “Try,” singer Colbie Caillat bares her lovely face without makeup, and looks that much happier without it. The song is all about the oh-so-familiar pressure women are under to chase perfection, and she co-wrote it with Babyface, of all people, who encouraged her to speak out about how tough it can be to experience the entertainment industry as a woman.
Something about Colbie is always so cheerful and calming, and this video is no different. She’s a joy to watch, and so are the other women who also shed their makeup in the video. I love seeing a performer own her natural beauty! The song is on her forthcoming album, Gypsy Heart. Watch the video above!