Justin Timberlake will perform at the 2013 Grammys and more in this week's 10 Things To Know Now!
1.) Can we all agree that Justin Timberlake should wear a "Suit & Tie" for his LIVE PERFORMANCE at the 2013 Grammys!?! This is also the part where we DIE FROM JOY. (MTV News)
2.) Beyoncé is preparing to release a brand-new fragrance called "Pulse." First, check out a video where Queen Bey takes us behind the scenes of her "Pulse" ad campaign, and second, please excuse us while we pre-order the ish out of that new scent, because maybe if we smell like her, we can BECOME her. (MTV Style)
3.) Speaking of Beyoncé, there's all this hoopla that Destiny's Child may not actually reunite at the Super Bowl!?! Michelle Williams says there's a scheduling conflict with her Broadway show "Fela!" DON'T LET US DOWN, LADIES. (RapFix)
4.) Mindless Behavior get all kinds of "Tron"-futuristic-stylish-special-agent-like for their new All Around The World album cover. The new record officially drops March 15! (Rap-Up)
Check out the rest of this week's 10 Things To Know Now after the jump!
Paramore's new album promotional photos are PER-FECT.
Paramore basically owns our senses. Their new "Now" track gives us a TOTAL eargasm (TMI? Not sorry), and as you can see by their promo photos for their forthcoming self-titled album, we are more thankful than ever to have working eyeballs. Sure, Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York are super easy on the eyes, but these pictures also remind us that new Paramore music is JUST AROUND THE CORNER (April 9), followed by a U.S. tour in March and April! Now excuse us while we make these photos our computer and cell phone wallpaper/background images so we can properly honor Hayley's flaming red hair and teeny bangs.
We'd like to ask Crayola to create a crayon color called "Hayley's Hair Red."
Photo credit: Fueled By Ramen
Where in the world is Lady Gaga's new album?!
GUYS! Wouldn't it be everything if Lady Gaga's random costumes, accessories, hairstyles, and meat dresses were all just leading up to THE ULTIMATE evolution? That is to say, Gaga morphing into '90s icon/fictional international thief Carmen Sandiego?! Because she is NAILING the PBS game show villain's look with that hat in the photo above (not to mention her OTHER resemblance to "Daria Morgendorffer" with the hair and glasses). Side note: If you're not getting our '90s references, we suggest you put that fancy Instagram machine down and do some research, because both characters were among the most epic things to EVER come out of that decade (next to Pogs and snap bracelets). CAPICHE?
The "Lady Is A Tramp" singer shared the photo on Twitter along with a VERY exciting caption, "Dont worry. Nerdface Killah is studio stuntin. Man I love making records." While we add Gaga's newest moniker to our long list of GAGALOO personas (Nerdface Killah is our new fave, btw), you can rest easy knowing that the ARTPOP wait is going to be worth it (just look at all the MIND-BLOWING collabos with Tony Bennett and Zedd!). And even though we may have to wait a bit longer, just look at the bright side: At least Lady-Gaga-Nerdface-Killah-Carmen-Morgendorffer IS working and not just spending her free time watching reruns of "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego" on YouTube (like we'll be doing the rest of the day, because the show was THAT GOOD).
Photo credit: @ladygaga
Selena Gomez perfectly excecutes Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" pose.
When it comes to celebrity poses, we've seen every kind: smizing, planking, horsemaning, and of course, the classic "who me?" But now it looks like the Next Big Pose may be the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," which originates from Taylor Swift's tune (and MANY performances). Prime example: Selena Gomez successfully did the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" "WHEE!" pose in a recent Facebook photo! And when Selena does something, it immediately becomes a real thing that EVERYONE SHOULD BE DOING. Also, can we all hope that this trend hits Instagram and replaces the "duck face," like, STAT?
It's been an emotional start to Selena's year ever since her breakup with Justin Bieber (which Justin does NOT seem to be recovering quickly from, btw). However, it looks like the "Cry Me A River" singer is taking a play out of her BFF Taylor's book while in the recording studio. Perhaps she's letting some of her relationship frustrations out in song? Selena did admit that her new record will be a tell-all with a sound that's a hybrid of Taylor Swift and Skrillex. So, between Taylor's possible song about Harry Styles and a potential Selena album all about Justin, what have we all learned? How about: weee-eee! are never, ever going to break the heart of a famous pop singer, or ELSE ish is gonna be all over the radio real FAST.
Photo credit: Selena Gomez's Facebook/Getty Images
What are you guys hiding, huh?
We're huge fans of playing the "We Wish We Were Your Date" game while watching pop stars attend ANY red carpet event, but this One Direction photo has introduced us to a WHOLE NEW game. This game, called "Pick Which Hand Has The Diamond Ring One Direction Is Going To Propose To Us With," is simple to play. See how the guys have their hands closed like they're hiding something? We pick which 1D member's hand we want to open, they unveil a ring box with a shiny diamond inside, and we decide if the carats, cut, and clarity are decent enough to accept. It's a very stressful competition that takes TONS of strategy, guys.
The "Kiss You" singers were snapped on the red carpet while attending the 2013 NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France. Not only did the blokes score the award for "Best International Group," but the guys also won our most prestigious award for "Best Dressed Boy Band EVER" with their stylish outfits (though we'd love to see them pull out those matching kimonos again). And while our aforementioned jewelry game may seem a little weird (OK, a lot weird), we weren't that far off from reality! The guys actually are designing a jewelry line for a U.K. retailer, so now the whole world can play our game! But fair warning: WE ARE THE ONLY ONES ALLOWED TO WIN. ALWAYS.
Photo credit: Pacific Coast News
BREAKING NEWS! There are now two Katy Perrys. One just happens to be made of wax.
Brace yourselves, because life just got a WHOLE lot better -- there are officially TWO KATY PERRYS ON PLANET EARTH! OK... so technically one of the Katys is made entirely of wax and can't shoot whipped cream rockets from her bra or give us a chilling performance of "The One That Got Away," and will most likely gather dust while on display in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Las Vegas. But those are just minor details, guys! We can all still take a moment to imagine the world with Katy X 2. Now, imagine how lucky John Mayer would be if he had TWO GORG (supposed) girlfriends.
The People's Choice winner was photographed pointing at/maybe pretending to pick the nose of her wax figure at its unveiling in Las Vegas. The funny thing is, for a quick second, we couldn't tell the two apart! It's mostly because the real Katy ALWAYS LOOKS AS FLAWLESS AS A STATUE (see this, this, and all of these for proof), but also, the person who created this wax figure understands how to capture the true essence of the stunning pop star (i.e. Katy's killer legs). It's official: When we grow up, we're going to wax school (that's a real thing, right?).
Photo credit: Getty Images
The Jonas Brothers treat the sidewalk like their own fashion runway, because LOOK AT THEM.
With all these GIGANTIC comebacks dropping recently (see: Justin Timberlake's! Destiny's Child's! Paramore's!), we've been keeping an extra special close eye on the Jonas Brothers. You may have forgotten that they promised us new tunes (actually, you shouldn't have forgotten, because IT'S A REALLY BIG DEAL), but we've been watching their every move to see if they're sticking to their promise. J/K. Not every move! That's kinda creepy, guys... right?
But LOOK! All that "not spying, just checking in obsessively" proved worthy, because today we found out that they've been using the sidewalk as their own personal catwalk while heading to Guitar Center in Los Angeles, among other things! Maybe they were shopping for some instruments to begin creating NEW MUSICAL MASTERPIECES?! Don't even TRY to convince us otherwise.
See more photos of what the Jonas Brothers have been up to this month after the jump!
Katy Perry is making us LOL like crazy with all that polyester on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
We've seen Katy Perry dress up in some pretty HILARZ outfits before (remember her "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" nerd motif, that one time she dressed up as a redheaded prison guard on "Raising Hope," and when she was Jane Lane from "Daria"?), but there just aren't enough LOLs in the world for this photo of Katy dressed like a male '70s game show host on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." (GUYS! That skinny microphone screams Bob Barker, formerly of "The Price Is Right"!). But whatever she's trying to do in this moment, She's. Doing. It. Right. Because LOOK AT that mustache!!!
Leave it to "Ellen" to bring out Katy's funny side, right? The "Firework" singer tweeted the retro still with the caption "WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE?? Tune in to @TheEllenShow tomorrow to find out!" We're dying to know why Katy is dressed as a groovy host, but we're ALSO kinda hoping to get the dish on her supposed (maybe/kinda/probably?!) romance with John Mayer, what it was like to meet Mindless Behavior (!!!), and most important, when we can FINALLY EXPECT NEW KATY PERRY MUSIC!! Also, we'll happily accept some pointers on how to assemble the perfect silly costume -- it's never too early to prep for Halloween.
Photo credit: @katyperry
Adam Levine's "SNL" promo invites us to view his comedic side... and his lap.
It would take a VERY talented (and good-looking) man to convince us that an office chair resembling a fifth grader's craft project is actually that huge, red, cushiony-looking thing they use on "The Voice." Luckily, Adam Levine is just the kind of man to make that work, as proven by this photo shared on "Saturday Night Live"'s official Twitter to promote his upcoming hosting gig. Actually, Adam makes the makeshift seat look so cozy that we'd like to give it a try (is that really JUST duct tape and poster board holding the "chair" together??). And when we say "it," we really mean Adam's lap. PUH-LEASE don't act like you weren't thinking of the same thing.
Maroon 5's lead singer takes on his first hosting gig for "SNL" this weekend (Jan. 26) along with musical guest Kendrick Lamar. And because the comedy sketch show is notorious for making fun of pretty much everything on the planet, it's no surprise that "SNL"'s Bobby Moynihan spent much of this week's video promo joking on Levine's judging gig. But they can tease all they want, 'cause Adam will take it in stride. Anyone with a jawline THAT chiseled from stone and who ROCKS a suit THAT well will always have the last laugh.
Photo credit: @nbcsnl/Dana Edelson
Ke$ha gets an all-seeing eye manicure -- more Illuminati references!?
Pop stars dedicating manicures to their fave idols ain't nothing new (see: Katy Perry's "Daria" mani, Beyoncé's Jean-Michel Basquiat tips). That in mind, we wouldn't be at all surprised if Ke$ha's latest eyeball artwork was (another) shout to her latest interest/obsession/induction (?) with the Illuminati. And how do we know that Ke$ha's nails are in fact dedicated to the supposed, secretive society, and not, say, a newfound passion for eyeballs (like she has with beards)? Well, we don't. BUT we have done our fair share of research on Illuminati symbols (as proven by these GIFs), and we HAVE done intensive studies of "Die Young"'s cult references (we have a lot of free time).
Read more about Ke$ha's Illuminati nails after the jump.