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Taylor Swift Dabbles In Dubstep: “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Song About Jake G?
Taylor's new song "Begin Again" is supposedly about Jake Gyllenhaal. Read More »
Taylor Vs. John, Again
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Style Stealer
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The words “Taylor Swift” and “dubstep” in the same sentence together suggests you will soon be stabbing your own ears with a pair of blunt scissors. But you know what? “I Knew You Were Trouble” is actually good. It’s not dubstep-dubstep in a Skillrex-y kinda way. But it’s not Taylor Swift butchering the genre either. And I’m a Taylor Swift fan to the end (shut up) but even I’ll admit she’s got to mix up her repetoire. “I Knew You Were Trouble” is so good that I can imagine Ellie Goulding covering it — and that is my highest compliment. [Idolator]

Listen To Amy Winehouse In Nas’ Song “Cherry Wine”

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Amy Lives On
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"Cherry Wine"
  • A new Amy Winehouse song! Well, sort of. Nas has released his rap “Cherry Wine” featuring vocals from Amy and it’ll tug at your heartstrings that this amazing voice is gone. [Vulture]
  • Speaking of voices, “Grease” co-stars Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta are reuniting for a Christmas album that already sounds like it is going to be schmaltzy. Amelia, who loves Christmas music, is super psyched. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Did Karrueche Tran dump Chris Brown after an alleged hookup with Rihanna (in the bathroom of a NYC nightclub, no less)? [Uptown Magazine]
  • Tips on pregnancy sex from real moms. (Um, enjoy it while it lasts?) [Babble]

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This Is What Sky Ferreira’s New Track Reminds Me Of

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Mischa's Music Video
The former "O.C." actress inexplicably stars in this video. Read More »
"Everything Is Embarrassing"

Stick with me here: So, electro-singer/blonde moppet Sky Ferreira released a new video for her song “Everything Is Embarrassing,” where she pouts around a playground and looks really bored and annoyed with everything. The song is minimal and vaguely catchy in the way that the sample songs on a Casio keyboard are — inoffensive and forgettable. But taken all together: Sky’s little girl lost aesthetic and her childish lyrics reminds me of…

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Alanis Morrissette Covers Green Day’s “Basket Case” As A Ballad

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Britney Spears covered "You Oughta Know" and it's really good. Read More »
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Alanis Morissette talks about her fraught relationship with food. Read More »
Alanis Likes Paparazzi
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Alanis Covers "Basket Case"

Last week, Billie Joe Armstrong melted down onstage at the IHeartMusic Festival and over the weekend he checked into rehab for substance abuse. Here his pal Alanis Morrissette covers Green Day’s song “Basket Case” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the most Alanis Morrisette-y way possible, meaning as a ballad.  She told Billboard.com, “We’re all figuring it out. So let’s just support the fragile artist. I’ve always been an advocate and supporter of artists and Billie Joe to me — he deserves to be bowed down to, He’s been in this industry for a long time and so for him to experience the consequence of a system that kind of set it up for him to fail is a travesty to me.” Alanis sang “Basket Case” earlier this week at a concert in Pomona, California, too. I prefer the Green Day version, to put it politely, but it’s sweet the way she’s publicly supporting her friend. [Billboard]

Be My Boyfriend: Vegetable Musician

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Be My BF: Zebra Drunk
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Be My BF!
He plays the celery nose flute and more!

Dear Vegetable Musician,

Hello. Nice to meet you. I don’t know your name, but I came across this video of you playing your celery nose flute and developed an instantaneous crush. Some people think celery is a boring vegetable. You’ve proved them wrong! Celery has so much untapped potential (it goes great with peanut butter or hummus!) and the fact that you understand that, speaks to your character and creativity. Not to mention your musical talent. Vegetable Musician, I stalked you on YouTube and discovered that you also play the cucumber trumpet, the carrot pan-flute, the broccoli ocarina, the red pepper panpipe, the sweet potato slide whistle and many, many more. OMG. Seriously! You are a one-man vegetable band! A musical fruituoso!  Now all you need is a singer. Keep reading »

Taylor Swift’s New Song “Begin Again” Is Supposedly About Jake Gyllenhaal

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Is this song about Jake G?

When Jake Gyllenhaal started dating Taylor Swift back in 2010, he must’ve known he was gambling that a song might be written about him down the road. So, is this it? If a blogger from Oh No You Didn’t! with a lot of time on his/her hands is to be believed, “Begin Again,” is Tay-Tay’s Jake Gyllenhaal breakup song. The theory is that Taylor is singing about moving on after getting dumped by Jake and relishing the sweetness she found with Will Anderson from the band Parachute. One clue is that she and Will Anderson dated eight months after Jake and she mentioned “eight months” in the song; Will is also a James Taylor fan and she makes a reference to all her “James Taylor records.” And then there’s a whole bunch of other little digs at Jake — or whomever — about how he never laughed at her jokes and didn’t like when she wore high heels.  I wouldn’t put it past John Mayer to have been a dick like that, either, though. Gurl, we’ve got to help you get better taste in men. [ONTD]

Watch Lana Del Rey Take On David Lynch In This TV Ad For H&M

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She wore blue velvet...

There was a moment there when I thought Lana Del Rey would be but a blip on our collective cultural radar given that, um, everyone kind of seemed to hate her, but with big-name brands like Mulberry, Jaguar, and H&M backing the controversial songstress, it seems like Lana will have a role in the zeitgeist for the foreseeable future. The real question is no longer, “who is she and what is she doing here,” but rather, “should she really be playing in David Lynch territory?”

Del Rey channels the director’s trademark grim atmosphere in a new video ad spot for H&M borrowed straight from the Lynch repertoire, complete with a rendition of “Blue Velvet.” As one of those really awful fangirls who believes in the sanctity of all things Lynchian, I’m not exactly excited about the homage, but I guess if there’s any pop singer who can do this tricky thing justice, it’s probably going to be Lana Del Rey. She’s kind of creepy, and I’m totally into it. [Spin]

The Inevitable “Call Me Maybe” / “Gangnam Style” Mashup Is Here

“Call Me Maybe”‘s summer is over and now it’s time for “Gangnum Style”‘s fall.

But as we transition from “I just met you”s to “Hey, sexy ladies” — just as we doff our maxi dresses for cozy plaid — let’s enjoy a mashup that combines the best of both worlds. Think of it as, like, a plaid maxi dress. Keep reading »

Boo Boo Gangnam
A Honey Boo Boo remix!!! Watch »
Brit Dances Gangnam
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Psy teaches Britney Spears his "Gangnam Style" moves. Read More »
Carly Misconceptions
5 ridiculous misconception's Winona's boyfriend has about Carly Rae. Read More »

Hallelujah, It’s The “Call Me Maybe” Chorus!

Hands Off, Crazy
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The "Call Me, Maybe" cover about your vagina. Read More »
Chatroulette "Call Me"
This dude in drag freaked everyone out with his "Call Me Maybe" cover. Read More »
Call Me Cookie
Cookie Monster sings "Call Me Maybe." Watch »
The "Call Me Maybe" Chorus!

Is there anything funnier than overly-earnest sopranos belting out “Call Me Maybe”? This Carly Rae Jepsen cover by the 3Penny Chorus and Orchestra isn’t supposed to be funny — or maybe it is? — but it’s put a smile on my face this morning. [YouTube]

How Do We Feel About Pink’s New Song “Slut Like Me”?

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Pink's Slutty Song

A Frisky reader sent me the lyric video for Pink’s new song “Slut Like Me” and asked what I think. To be honest, musically, I think it sucks. But I have a feeling he was asking what I really think about Pink owning the word “slut” and using it to describe herself — which I’m cool with in my own life. We have to be aware of the nuanced differences between how different people use “offensive words.” Those words can be powerful or harmful depending on who is using them and how. It’s totally different when I call myself a slut in a positive, pat-on-the-back way than it is when an angry man calls me a slut because I rejected him at a bar. (Or, you know, Rush Limbaugh calls Sandra Fluke a “slut.”) “Slut Like Me” is no great piece of music, though. I wish it was worthy of the debate over women using the word “slut” that it is going to cause!  [YouTube]

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