Happy 2012! I thought you might need some jams to ease you into the new year. Better yet, how about something you can rock out to while simultaneously receiving dating advice? No, we don’t want no scrubs, but we also don’t want no muffin pounders. Singer Shira (featuring Asco) reminds us about those kind of playas who only want to pound our muffins in her new single “Pound On My Muffin.” This could be the breakout track of the winter. Move over Rebecca Black. Also, those are cupcakes in the video, if I’m not mistaken. But we don’t want no cupcake pounders either. [Dlisted]
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If there’s one thing we love more than Beyoncé, it’s cute French boys. And our favorite gay blog Queerty is all over this awesome clip of two hotties named Bertrand and Mattieu, lip-synching and dancing their French asses off to “Crazy In Love.” It’s kind of the best thing ever — and proof that Bey is fabulous in any language! [Queerty]
Are you ready for a sadz? Taylor Swift released a song she’s contributed to “The Hunger Games” soundtrack. “Safe and Sound” is a lovely, melancholy one. I love Taylor on her own, but the backup vocals from The Civil Wars elevate this song from good to great. What say you? [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
Rihanna channels everybody from Alex in “A Clockwork Orange” to a cane-toting pimp in her new video, “You Da One,” which is all done in black and white. The song is epically meh — her vocal inflections remind of stuff Gwen Stefani was doing 10 years ago. But at least the outfits are cool. What do you think? Keep reading »
- One of the original members of the Pussycat Dolls, Kaya Jones, says it’s her voice, not “lead singer” Nicole Scherzinger’s, that you can hear on the smash hits “Buttons” and “Don’t Cha.” Oooooooooh. (But, really, people, it’s all auto-tuned to hell and back anyway.) [RadarOnline]
- Oh noes! Kevin Federline was hospitalized for “heat stress” while filming a weight-loss show in Australia. Get well soon, K-Fed. [People]
- Angelina Jolie says she doesn’t “really have girlfriends.” What a shocker. [Us Weekly]
- Sinead O’Connor married her boyfriend yesterday, wearing a pink dress with her tattoos ablaze, inside a pink Cadillac in Las Vegas. [People] Keep reading »
- Oh, Fiona Apple, beacon of light during my adolescence! Why is the music industry so wretched to you? Fiona recently played a concert and a fan requested new material from the album that was supposed to be released three months ago. Fiona reportedly told the crowd, “I can’t remember any of my new songs because they’ve been done for a f**king year.” Now her fans are fighting for a leak — or, you know, an actual release. [PopDust]
- The Texts From Bennett Tumblr is fake, you guys. It’s the brainchild of a rapper named Lethal (real name: David Sheldon) who has a song about pancakes? [Popdust]
- The National Enquirer breathlessly tells us Nicole Kidman is nicknamed the “ice queen” on set. I believe this is true, sort of: I heard from an actress I used to live with that the reason Nicole doesn’t talk to anyone is because she doesn’t wear her contact lenses when she acts. Probably not true, but interesting nonetheless. [Celebitchy]
- Twenty-five vintage ads that would be banned today. [Bored Panda] Keep reading »
Adele was a star at 19, but at 21, she’s become one of the most sought after performers in the world. Now you can watch her perform her deeply personal collection of songs inspired by heartbreak on her new DVD, “Live At The Royal Albert Hall.” The DVD, due out November 29, features a 90-minute live concert, behind the scenes footage, and a CD of the entire show. It’s even better than a front row seat!
WIN THIS! Adele’s devastating breakup inspired her to write many of the songs that eventually became 21. She turned her pain into music that touched her fans’ hearts and sold millions of records. If only every breakup turned into a hit album! Tell us in the comments about your first major heartbreak and how you dealt with it —the tales that move us the most will win a copy of Adele’s “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” DVD. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. We’ll pick our favorite responses and announce the winners on Wednesday, November 30. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!
It seems like Beyoncé only gets fiercer with every passing year. If you can’t get enough of Bey’s powerful voice and mesmerizing performances, you’ll be thankful for her new DVD, “Live At Roseland: The Elements Of 4,” due out November 29. This deluxe, two-disc set features the complete Roseland concert, bonus offstage footage, a 20-page booklet and a video anthology that includes seven videos from her latest album, 4. (You can check out the DVD trailer here!) As if that weren’t enough Beyoncé to be grateful for, the concert documentary is filled with never-before seen footage and stories of her personal journey from eager five-year-old music fan to fierce entertainer and mother-to-be who is in control of every aspect of her life and career.
WIN THIS! Beyoncé says that the album 4 is all about her defining life moments. Tell us in the comments about the most defining moment in your life—the two tales that inspires us the most will win copies of “Live At Roseland: The Elements Of 4″ DVD/CD set. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. We’ll pick our two favorite responses and announce the winner Wednesday, November 30. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!
When I was 25 years old, I was in a band. It was a dinky little coffeeshop folk-rock band, but MAN it was fun. I had just enough skill to compose but not enough to accompany myself, so I made embarrassing recordings of half-formed songs, brought them to my bandmates, and we workshopped them together. You know how being the lead singer of a band looks really fun? Well, it IS. Seriously. Keep reading »
- The gender-bending rapper Daryll Duane Philips, who goes by the name DPhill Spanglishman, is starting an “XY movement” for male rappers who like to dress feminine. DPhill was photographed wearing red lipstick and says he is “40 percent female, basically, because of my emotions. I am very emotional.” [Clutch Magazine]
- Frisky contributer Courtney E. Martin has an op-ed in The Christian Science Monitor about Herman Cain’s sexual harassment allegations, the abuse against Hillary Adams perpetrated by her father, and how women are speaking up about abuse that normally is kept in the dark. [Christian Science Monitor]
- The Wall Street Journal held a video debate in response to the controversial book Is Marriage For White People?, which argues that black women would benefit by marrying outside of their race. [WSJ] Keep reading »