Big weekend in hair, fellow celeb watchers. Two stars decided to take locks into their own hands and switch up their looks, as Chris Brown dyed his hair platinum blond and Lady Gaga darkened her bangs. I know, we can hardly believe it ourselves.
First, Chris Brown. The "Yeah" singer jumped on Twitter, posting a photo with the simple caption, "look at me now." So we did. Because he told us to! And there we see Breezy rocking what can only be described as the male version of the Amber Rose -- close-cropped and platinum blond.
Lady Gaga, on the other hand, was probably sitting around all weekend, making snack food for an Oscar party and waiting for her "Born This Way" video to debut when she decided to switch up her look a little bit. To be fair, Gaga switches up her look a little bit pretty much every waking hour of her life. But her dye job, turning her bangs dark brown, looks adorably DIY. Plus, extra points for her sorta neo-Brenda Walsh denim outfit!
What do you think of Chris Brown and Lady Gaga's hair adventures? Let us know in the comments!
This week's MTV's PUSH Artist of the Week is Brooklyn band Cults. Made up of Brian Oblivion and singer Madeline Follin, the duo's become indie darlings in a matter of months, crafting gorgeous neo-girl group pop with a dark underbelly.
After meeting in San Diego and bonding over their shared music tastes, Oblivion and Follin relocated to New York and began recording as a lark, with Follin singing over Oblivion's compositions. After posting a few songs to the Internet, the lark turned into a loud buzz, as listeners quickly became fans, enraptured by a sound that feels like The Ronettes singing Nick Cave songs.
One of Cults' songs, "Go Outside," was recently used as music in the latest of MTV's "Supervideos." And watching Dave Franco romance a spectral Emma Roberts illuminates the cinematic nature that Cults' music creats.
In the interview clips below, hear how Cults feel about the commodification of music, find out about Madeline's obsession with reptoids, hear what Cults want you to get out of their music and get an inside look at a Cults rehearsal.
Cults are currently prepping their self-titled debut album.
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We hadn't really seen or heard from Taylor Momsen recently, so we thought it might be an appropriate time to check in! And we were right! Here we have Taylor Momsen, looking like a combination of Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark and Glen Danzig's little sister.
Momsen can be seen above, strolling through the night in Montreal. Never one to overdo it with layers, we have to offer some concern for Momsen's nearly bare-thighed confrontation with the Canadian winter; that cannot be warm enough, girl.
Taylor was in Montreal, playing some gigs with her band, The Pretty Reckless. It's been a kind of "evil" trip through Canada for Taylor, as she was spotted rocking a rather profane T-shirt in support of Satan while playing in Toronto. Man, kids today!
Check out another shot of Taylor Momsen braving the cold below.
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+ Justin Bieber hit up the rather exclusive Vanity Fair party following last night's Academy Awards with rumored girlfriend Selena Gomez in tow. (MTV News)
+ Also in attendance at the Vanity Fair party? Selena Gomez pal Taylor Swift! (Celebuzz)
+ Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor took home the Oscar for Best Original Score. (Rolling Stone)
+ Rihanna and Ciara recently had a very public disagreement over Twitter. Feelings might have been hurt, but it was good reading! (Idolator)
+ Chris Brown has dyed his hair platinum blond, drawing rather mixed reactions. (TheFABlife)
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Taylor Swift is back in the U.S.A. after some Asian touring, and to celebrate her arrival she took in a hockey match with "Glee" star Chord Overstreet.
The pair were spotted at the Staples Center in Los Angeles where the L.A. Kings were playing against the Minnesota Wild. Not really sure what the connection is between country music stars and hockey, but with this above shot and the union of Carrie Underwood and NHL star Mike Fisher, I definitely think it's a subject that someone should write a grad school thesis paper about.
I really enjoy the look Swift is giving old Overstreet there. She's usually so effervescent, but you get the impression she's like, "Whoa, that dude got totally crushed on the boards. Wanna go halves on some funnel cake?" Because that's how I imagine Taylor Swift talks at hockey games.
For what it's worth, the two apparently met through Chord's brother Nash, who is in the band Hot Chelle Rae. This isn't Swift's first alleged date with a member of the "Glee" cast. She was once linked with the high school musical's Cory Monteith. We'll see how this one pans out.
Check out another shot of Chord Overstreet and Taylor Swift taking in some haaackey (that's my Canadian accent), below.
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LOL! What?! OK, Ke$ha is just messing with us right now. Not just us. She's messing with the whole idea of being Ke$ha, which is a move we absolutely and completely love. It's Ke$ha's new video for "Blow," folks. And it's cramazing.
So things start out with the blonde bombshell talking to a couple of unicorns about how she got elected to the parliament of Uzbekistan. Really. Oh, actually, things really start out with the disclaimer that no mythological creatures were injured during the filming of the video. Thank heavens for that.
What follows? Oh you know, the usual: Ke$ha eats a magical Triscuit, sees James Van Der Beek across the dance floor and proceeds to have one of the funniest exchanges in the history of music videos. Especially high marks must go to Dawson for the line, "I don't appreciate you slanderbeeking my name, Ke—dollar sign—ha." Golden.
You just have to see it to believe it. "Blow" is taken from Ke$ha's Cannibal release, which is out now. Enjoy, kiddos.
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Mike Posner is in the building (figuratively) with a new music video for his mid-tempo bedroom ballad "Bow Chicka Wow Wow." And we must stand and applaud because it's pretty hilarious.
"Bow Chicka..." is taken from Posner's slick pop/R&B album, 31 Minutes To Takeoff, and on this song the captain has turned on his pick-up-moves light.
To illustrate, the video depicts Posner and his would-be gal spending some quality time at Posner's humble abode. A magical jukebox transports the pair back to a time where the suits were velour, the afros were huge and the mood was sultry.
It seems as if the sound of "Bow Chicka Wow Wow," is the ultimate mood-setter, and it even works for Lil Wayne, who later in the clip employs it on a dead first date of his own.
Check out Mike Posner's "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" video. 31 Minutes To Takeoff is out now.
As MTV's POSTED Artist of the Month, the men of Linkin Park have been sending us updates from the road as they tour the U.S.A. in support of their A Thousand Suns LP. However, this latest missive, sent courtesy of the band's MC Mike Shinoda (who you also may know from his work in Fort Minor), doesn't talk about what the band does onstage or in the studio, but rather how they help out in the real world. In the post below, Shinoda talks about the group's running involvement with earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. It's a stark reminder that there is still much to be done.
On a somewhat lighter note, the band was also nice enough to share some great behind-the-scenes videos, which you can watch below. Check out the post and help out if you can! For more blogs, photos and videos from Linkin Park, check out Posted.MTV.com.
Before our show in San Jose this week, we had the opportunity to take part in a Facebook Town Hall discussion with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and members of the UN Foundation. Our discussion was about the ongoing relief efforts in Haiti. With so much work still left to be done there, we wanted to take this time to continue pushing out the call for help and also highlight progress that’s been made in the past year. We took questions from Facebook fans and participants and discussed rebuilding a sustainable Port-au-Prince.
More than 300,000 people were killed and roughly 1.5 million displaced by the 7.0 earthquake just over a year ago. You can get involved to help rebuild Haiti by making a donation to Download to Donate for Haiti. With a $10 donation, you get yearlong access to a growing catalog of music, as well as updates from the ground on where the funds are going. New songs from a wide variety of artists are added on a regular basis, Download to Donate now features more than 60 tracks, and 100 percent of proceeds go to the relief effort in Haiti. Go to www.downloadtodonate.org now to learn more.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed and helped make a difference in Haiti over the last 13 months. There’s still a lot of work to do, and we hope support for this effort continues to grow.
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Never let it be said that chivalry is dead. Not while Joe Jonas is still walking around this green earth. Here we see the singing Jonas Brother being downright gentlemanly with his belle, "Twilight" star Ashley Greene, holding the door for her as they wind up an evening together.
The cute pair were stopping by Los Angeles coffee spot Cafe Urth. Seems a bit late in the day for coffee, but who am I to judge a Jonas Brother? Maybe they were cruising for some chamomile, winding down for the evening.
What's important is that Joe Jonas is a gentleman. Although I do find endlessly amusing this look Ashley Greene shoots him:
Suggests that she's second-guessing the wisdom in parking next to a chain-link fence in what looks to be an abandoned lot. Ah, celebrities, they're just like us.
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+ Lady Gaga appeared on "The Gayle King Show" and revealed there would be two separate videos for her single "Born This Way." (Oprah)
+ Britney Spears has announced she will perform on "Good Morning America" when the national morning show shoots in San Francisco on March 29. (MTV News)
+ Willow Smith's new single, "21st Century Girl," will premiere on Monday, Feb. 28. (Celebuzz)
+ Check out a gallery charting the evolution of Rihanna's music video style. (Idolator)
+ Justin Bieber plans to keep things pretty chill for his 17th birthday. (PopEater)