As a Scorpio, I’m loyal to a fault. That’s why, even though it’s been 11 years since they broke up and they both have significant others and probably nothing in common anymore, I am still praying for Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears to get back together. Sorry, Jessica Biel. Nothing personal. It’s just that, in 2000, when I doodled “Britney N Justin 4 Eva” in my notebook instead of paying attention in Lit Theory 101, I meant it. FOREVER. And maybe Justin did too, if a far-reaching analysis of a hidden track on the second part of The 20/20 Experience is to be believed. Keep reading »
You know what word I’d love for Miley Cyrus to stop using? Well, “twerk,” yes, but besides that. “Movement.” The trailer for Miley’s MTV documentary is out and it’s called, ugh, “The Movement.” The preview mostly focuses on the buildup and aftermath of Miley’s VMAs performance — including a cameo from Britney Spears — as Cyrus explains that with her upcoming album, Bangerz, she’s finally able to be the person and artist she was “born” to be. Miley, girl, that may very well be true, and you may have an “army” of listeners, but doesn’t make your career a movement. To quote Inigo Montoya, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Please stop taking cues from Robin Thicke. He was wrong when he used that word too. [MTV]
Britney Spears fans, rejoice! (That’s me! I’m rejoicing! Love Britney!) The singer’s first new single in awhile (okay, excluding that meh song she did for the Smurfs movie) leaked online well in advance of its expected Monday night release. “Work Bitch” is pretty basic lyrically — surprising, I know — and seems to be mostly about Britney’s newly returned work ethic. Or something. Whatever. It’s a total club banger and I am now even more excited for Brit’s next album of songs I can pretend to strip to in the privacy of my bedroom.
There isn’t much Miley Cyrus could do to shock people at this point, but she certainly gives her best effort in the just released video for her song “Wrecking Ball.” Directed by pervtographer Terry Richardson, the video features a naked Miley swinging from a, you guessed it, wrecking ball. She also writhes around on rubble and molests a sledgehammer with her mouth. Deep stuff!
“I don’t pay attention to the negative because I’ve seen this play out so many times. How many times have we seen this play out in pop music? Madonna’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance, that’s what you’re looking for; you’re wanting to make history. Me and Robin, the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now.’ What’s amazing is I think now, we’re three days later, and people are still talking about it. They’re over thinking it. You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn’t even think about it ’cause that’s just me.”
– I don’t think anyone will be surprised to learn that Miley Cyrus did not put much thought into her MTV Video Music Awards performance with Robin Thicke. I don’t think anyone thinks she’s anything but a 20-year-old, having fun and never hearing “no.” While I think she has a point that the VMAs have always featured “shocking” performances that people remember for years, I think she’s missing a valuable opportunity to, you know, learn something from how her performance was received regardless of its intent. Like that it’s not cool to treat black women’s bodies like props, for example. And, you know, to keep her tongue in the mouth, please. [via E! Online]