Perhaps bored with the view from her typical acrobat’s altitude, P!nk sinks to the streets in the new video for “What About Us,” her politically charged comeback single that heralds the left-behinds, the oft-forgottens and all those beautiful misfit toys.
In the clip, released today (August 16), Pink and a crew of dancers are scoped out by police spotlights projected from helicopters overhead. Eventually, though, the group stops trying to escape the lights, and, instead, treats them like welcome magnifiers of dissent. Each dancer sorts through obvious grief with isolated movements that eventually leads the group to a barren desert.
“I’m just gonna say this; I’m so proud to be a P!nk fan for so many years. She really is the real deal!” one YouTuber commented on the clip, while another noted “Love the message this song gives…so refreshing to have a song which gives such a beautiful message, along with a video which is so powerfully choreographed.”
According to some snitches and BBC UK, Katy Perry is rumored to be bringing Taylor Swift on stage to perform at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Which would be a symbolic end of the years-long feud between the two.
Taking advantage of the huge platform from the awards show isn’t a new move, to be fair. Swift already leveraged the VMA’s to symbolically end another equally-famous beef, that time between herself and Kanye West. Maybe since the beef with Kanye was struck again with Kanye’s infamous lyric in “Famous,” Perry figures she can be the bigger pop star and forgive and forget?
Perry is also hosting the VMA’s, which will air on August 27 at 7 p. m. Eastern Time.
After winning “Choice International Artist” at the Teen Choice Awards this Sunday, Aug. 13, BTS released a highlight reel of footage from their Love Yourself series. The reel, which features the Korean character for “start” or “arise” in the title, gives glimpses of each member’s origin story. Lumpens, who has directed many of BTS’ music videos, will also direct the series.
Big Hit Entertainment, the group’s management agency, has announced that Love Yourself will continue into 2018, and will also include a drama that follows each member more closely.
Bruno Mars‘ and Zendaya have come together in “Versace On The Floor.”
The video is gorgeous in deep shades of Prince-esque purple and indigo. Zendaya is literally star-studded in a shimmering gold (Versace) jumpsuit and Bruno’s shirt (also Versace) is looking fashionable at the beachside bar.
About a minute and a half into the interview with The Elvis Duran & The Morning Show show, Aaron Carter started crying talking about feeling "misunderstood" and "misinterpreted" after coming out as bisexual.
After promoting his appearance on the Elvis Duran & The Morning Show on Monday, Carter took note of the nasty comments in a photo on the show's Instagram page. A lot of the haters were writing cruel messages about the singer's appearance, saying he looked "Cracked out" and "out of it."
"I'm deactivating my twitter for awhile," he tweeted after sharing a screen grab of the toxic remarks. "I can't handle this negativity and these comments see you soon."
After momentarily deactivating the page, he revived it, while adding that he's going to step away from the social media network for a while.
"It's tough dealing with prejudice, it always reflects on the person judging, not the person being judged. Everyone should be treated equally," he tweeted. "I'm going through a lot of emotional things and I'm working hard on myself. I don't do these hard drugs and horrible things I'm accused of."
"Be safe my loves I'm sorry but I can't do this twitter social media stuff right now. I'll check in with you in a few months," he added.
He then shared a note to his fans:
Justin Bieber may have cancelled his world tour to do get some rest and reflect, BUT he is making it up to Beliebers by releasing a new track.
On Aug. 14, Bieber took it to Instagram and Twitter to announce his new single “Friends” due to drop this Thursday, August 17.
“Can we still be friends…,” Bieber tweeted. “New music. Thursday noon.”
According to JustJared the new track is another collaboration with BloodPop, who worked on various tracks off Bieber’s last album Purpose, including “Sorry.”
The SAW series – one of the highest grossing horror film franchises of all time – makes its return to “Halloween Horror Nights,” bringing the blockbuster’s most terrifying traps to life in an all-new original maze opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning September 15, 2017.
Based on the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures hit horror film franchise, “SAW: The Games of Jigsaw” will bring to life the scariest game yet. In this all-new maze guests will come face-to-face with the work of master craftsman “Jigsaw” and a collection of his most infamous traps from the SAW film series and upcoming eighth installment JIGSAW.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering again with Universal Studios on an immersive experience that celebrates everything that our SAW fans love,” said Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Global Live and Location Based Entertainment Jenefer Brown. “The maze features the most terrifying traps that made the SAWfranchise such a Halloween tradition, including some of the best from our upcoming film JIGSAW. What better way to complement the film’s release this Halloween than taking audiences into the over-the-top action at Halloween Horror Nights.”
“SAW is one of the top grossing horror film franchises, and we’re thrilled that the fan-favorite is making its return to ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “‘SAW: The Games of Jigsaw’ will encompass the greatest collection of traps featured in all eight SAW movies to bring to life the most twisted SAW maze ever produced, and we can’t wait for our fans to relive moments from the films.”
“We’re excited to bring SAW back to Halloween Horror Nights and to take fans even deeper into the mind of ‘Jigsaw,’” said Charles Gray, Show Director for Creative Development, “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort. “Filled with unimaginable horrors from the hit saga and the upcoming filmJIGSAW, this maze is truly a trap in itself.”
Created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the SAW film series has ratcheted up tension and invention with each successive film, while rattling millions of nerves worldwide. The eighth film of the powerhouse franchise is scheduled to hit theatres on October 27, 2017 - in its traditional opening weekend slot leading into Halloween. JIGSAW is written by Josh Stolberg & Peter Goldfinger and directed by The Spierig Brothers Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on everything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.
Additional details about Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
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With the news of Disney pulling out their own productions from Netflix within the incoming year, award-winning producer Shonda Rhimes jus' made things not so bad by signing an exclusive deal with the streaming service.
According to Deadline, Rhimes, 47, will be leaving ABC Studios for Netflix but will continue to work on her Shondaland-produced shows, such as How To Get Away With Murder, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and a spin-off on the hit drama
“Shonda Rhimes is one of the greatest storytellers in the history of television,” said Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. “Her work is gripping, inventive, pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, taboo-breaking television at its best. I’ve gotten the chance to know Shonda and she’s a true Netflixer at heart — she loves TV and films, she cares passionately about her work, and she delivers for her audience. We’re so excited to welcome her to Netflix.”
No more "Tune in Next Week", Shondaland’s now officially part of the binge culture.
Britney Spears‘ 1999 debut album …Baby One More Time is on vinyl. Finally, fans can get that full, warm sound that wax gives to music. In classic Britney style, the album will be colored with a pink and white swirl. The pop icon teamed up with Urban Outfitters to press just 2,500 copies, allowing even the most anti-digital hipsters to still indulge their ’90s pop obsession.
Bruno Mars surprised the audience at his Auburn Hills, Michigan show last night (Saturday, August 12) by announcing a donation of $1 million dollars for the victims of the ongoing Flint water crisis.
“I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause. Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster,” the artist said in a statement.
“As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again,” Mars continued.
The donation will be taken from proceeds of Mars’ show at the Palace of Auburn Hills and will go to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint in order to provide relief for those affected.
The crisis in Flint is still ongoing and that many are still lacking safe, drinkable water.
Amber Rose went on her Instagram page to unveil her new sneaker collaboration with Reebok.
Amber’s new shoes are called “Muva Fucka”. The sneaker flips the classic Reebok silhouette, the Freestyle Hi, with its burgundy-colored suede all over the upper and straps.
The burgundy color is featured on the midsole as well, and the outsole comes in a ridged gum bottom. But the highlight of the shoe are the rose gold detailing of “Muva Fucka,” which serves as the shoe’s lacelets.
Amber didn’t provide a retail price or relase date for her signature shoe. It’s possible that her kicks will come in different colorways.
Ironically, Amber’s ex-boyfriend, Machine Gun Kelly, is also a celebrity endorser of Reebok.
One person was killed and 19 others were injured in Charlottesville, Va., when a speeding car slammed into demonstrators where a “Unite the Right” rally was being held. The singular death may have been related to the car crash that occurred at the scene where white nationalists and members of the KKK clashed with counter-protesters from groups as diverse as Black Lives Matters and members of the clergy.
The city also announced that there were 15 other injuries associated with the scheduled rally.
In the video above, crowds of people are walking down a street when a silver or gray car speeds down the street and rams into more cars ahead amid the crowd of protesters. The driver backs up and rapidly flees the scene. ABC News reports that police were able to arrest the driver but didn’t divulge the identity of the person who commandeered the vehicle.
The rally was shut down by police after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in the city and police ordered the crowds to evacuate Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed.
President Donald Trump condemned the “egregious display of violence” in Charlottesville but stopped short of assessing blame in the violent clash between white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protestors. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides. On many sides,” Trump said during an emergency press conference.
Wiz Khalifa just dropped a new single called "Something New" on Thursday night (August 10), featuring his Taylor Gang affiliate Ty Dolla $ign to speak to the ladies.
In the new track, Wiz desires to experience a new love, telling his lady what would happen should she leave her current man and give Wiz a chance -- in no-holds-barred fashion. "Like, if you show love, you gon' get it back/ Like, if you f--k good, you gon' get it back/ Like, if you cook, wanna a real n---a that gon' rep 'till that p---y like uhh, uhh," he raps. "We can go and get a private room/ We could f--k for one night and jump the broom."
Ty Dolla $ign laces his dulcet vocals onto the smooth Yung Berg-produced track as he croons that he "can't stop loving you since I got a taste of your love," later telling his lady that if she' searching for a "real one," she needs to look no further.
In June, Wiz Khalifa liberated two EPS, Pre-Rolleds and Bong Rips, to hold fans over as they wait for Rolling Papers 2. Earlier this year, Wiz asked his Twitter followers in a poll, "Should Rolling Papers 2 be a double album?," with 82% of followers hitting the "Yes, I'd smoke to that" button.
The lawsuit brought against Taylor Swift by radio DJ David “Jackson” Mueller has been thrown out.
On Friday afternoon (August 11), the judge presiding over the case determined that Swift “did not act improperly” by reporting Mueller’s alleged groping back in 2013, and declared that there was insufficient evidence that the pop star was at all responsible for Mueller’s firing from KYGO-FM.
Swift’s countersuit against Mueller in the amount of $1 million for assault and battery still stands and will be continued on Monday, August 14.
“Having two daughters, a son, a wife of 32 years, I couldn’t be more proud to represent someone like Taylor Swift who is willing to step up in a situation like this,” Swift’s attorney, Doug Baldridge, shared with Entertainment Tonight.
“And I am grateful to say to Judge Martinez, to the marshals, to the people of Denver for getting the law right,” he added.