Rihanna salutes the home of the brave.
I was recently putting together a new vision board (shut it, haters) and I realized that I'm only interested in two things: photos of Fiji and whatever Rihanna's wearing. While I was already aware of the fact that I'm incapable of pulling off 99 percent of her outfits, I'm definitely sure I can't successfully execute the "American flag as seductive scarf" look. I'll leave that one to RiRi. (Maybe it's a Fleet Week shout out a la Katy Perry's stars and stripes ensemble?)
The "Where Have You Been" singer uploaded the patriotic pic to her Instagram account recently, and we're beginning to think all the other celebs out there who complain about being busy all the time are totally lying. Rihanna posts photos to Instagram and Twitter like, basically every half hour on the hour. Sometimes they have captions, sometimes they don't. Sometimes they're coherent, sometimes they're not. But none of that really matters because Rihanna wore an American flag as an accessory, once again reminding you that she rules...and might have a social media addiction.
Photo credit: @rihanna
Florence Welch throws a party for he ballerina friends in her latest video, 'Spectrum.'
Florence + The Machine's new "Spectrum" video looks like every fashion blogger's "Favesies" board on Pinterest, and I mean that in the highest regard. The often imitated, never duplicated Florence Welch brought out the big guns for her latest Ceremonials video: Co-directed by David LaChapelle and John Byrne, "Spectrum" is a what a ballerina-mermaid dance party looks like inside Balmain's house and/or a Baz Luhrmann film. We want to go to there.
Watch Florence + The Machine's "Spectrum" video after the jump.
Can we agree that Demi Lovato should always wear yellow?
Is it OK to be approaching your 30th birthday and still want to be Demi Lovato when you grow up? (Fingers crossed.) The "Give Your Heart A Break" singer is yellow-hot on the cover of Cosmo's July issue, and I still don't understand what kind of vitamins this girl is taking to get her hair to look that good. Also, that dress: Can I have it? In every color?
Inside the issue, Demi continues to be an open book, discussing her bipolar diagnosis after she entered rehab in late 2010: "It’s a daily thing; you don’t get time off from it. And if I feel myself slipping back into old patterns, I have to ask others for help, which is hard for me to learn, because I really like doing everything on my own." Such good advice, guys -- always ask for help, even if it means asking the tallest stranger you can find to get that box of cereal down for you at the grocery store. (Just me?)
Regarding her relationship deal breakers, Demi Lovato's just like you and me: No one who doesn't like mac and cheese. Just kidding: "I don’t have many deal breakers. I’ve done so much in my life, it doesn’t feel right to judge other people. Oh, I know one quality I won’t tolerate. I would never be with a guy who is controlling." Spoken like the boss queen that she is.
Photo credit: Cosmopolitan magazine
Thanks for buzzing your hair, Nick Jonas.
Nick Jonas was on hand for the 7th Annual Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway JR. Student Program at NYC's Shubert Theatre yesterday. Instead of Googling what that is and what this event was about and why Nick was there, we're going to cut to the chase: Nick Jonas got a buzz cut and HOLY HELL, we're into it. It reminds us a little of the time when Adam Levine did the same thing in that they are both hot guys who buzzed their hair off. (Attention hot guys: Buzz cuts make you look even hotter. Pretty much always. You're welcome.)
OK, fine, we did some research -- the Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway JR. Student Program is a musical theater mentorship program that builds self-sustaining theater programs in public schools with limited arts programming. Nick was being a good humanitarian and serving as master of ceremonies. And MASTER OF HOTNESS. #dadjoke
Photo credit: Getty Images
While we were at Bamboozle, our main man/guy who's trying to take our jobs, T. Mills, asked a whole bunch of hilarious questions. Some were about BBQing, some were about tattoos and some were about his own song, "Vans On." For those who aren't familiar (I SCOFF AT YOU), T.'s song is about "loving" the guy or girl of your dreams wearing only your Vans sneakers. Romance: not dead.
T. Mills got the chance to ask some of our pals at Bamboozle who they might f*** with their Vans on, and the answers were enough to make me blush. (That's saying a lot.) Wallpaper. let us know that he might do a twofer with Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson while Matt Toka might have a mild case of necrophilia, explaining he'd have sex with Marilyn Monroe "dead or alive." But it was Kreayshawn who really put her sneaker-covered foot in her mouth: "I would f*** Lil B with my Vans on... I'm going to regret saying that later." She then goes down a shame spiral for about the next 30 seconds wishing she'd never said anything. TOO BAD, KREAY -- we got dat ish on tape, and tape don't lie. Yo, BASEDGOD, you down to clown?
+ Watch T. Mills ask our friends at Bamboozle who they'd f*** with their Vans on, and check out the rest of our Bamboozle photos, videos and interviews.
Nothing gets me excited the way new promo shots from Justin Bieber's upcoming Believe album do. (A "House Hunters International" marathon comes in at a close second.) Dude is looking dreamier than ever, and he's really getting a tight grasp on his brooding skills. These new shots are part James Dean, part Clearasil ad and all perfection.
Just while you were imagining Justin Bieber as the '50s sock hop boyfriend you always wanted after hearing his new retro-tinged track "Die In Your Arms," we've got a whole new set of photos for you to swoon over while listening. (Multitasking!) They feature Justin looking off into the far distance, Justin looking off into the nearer distance and one expression that might be considered a half smile. Range, people. Justin's got it. And a sick custom denim jacket. He's got that, too.
+ Check out all of Justin Bieber's new Believe promo photos before Believe drops on June 19!
Credit all photos: Ben Watts/UMG
The 2012 MTV Movie Awards are seriously turning out to be like the best playlist on your iPod. Joining previously announced performers fun. and Wiz Khalifa, The Black Keys and DJ Martin Solveig are confirmed to be performing at this year's show. The Keys will hit the stage with their latest single, "Gold On The Ceiling," while Solveig (our PUSH artist of the week) will be on the 1s and 2s serving as the house DJ, remixing themes from some of the most iconic films of all time -- "Star Wars," "Jaws" and "Pulp Fiction," to name a few.
Tune in to the 2012 MTV Movie Awards to catch all the performances, as well as really good-looking presenters (Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, etc.) and exclusive footage of the much-anticipated "The Dark Knight Rises."
+ Head over to MovieAwards.MTV.com to vote for your favorite flicks, and catch all the star power during the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards, airing live this Sunday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET.
Justin Bieber hangs with Mike Tyson in the gym.
There are few pairings that seem stranger than Justin Bieber and Mike Tyson, but Gwyneth Paltrow's kids call Jay-Z "Uncle Jay" so I guess anything's possible. Tyson uploaded this photo to Instagram Sunday and tweeted, "Me, @john and @justinbieber before we started training JB."
There are lots of things to note here besides the fact that now you know Mike Tyson's on Instagram: First, is Bieber becoming a boxer? Maybe after his run-in with the paparazzi this weekend he decided he needed to up his self-defense game. (If this means we get to see Biebs in the standard boxing getup on the regular, we cosign this new hobby.) Second, WTF did Mike Tyson and Justin Bieber talk about? I bet "The Hangover" made up the majority of the conversation. "The Hangover," and how good "Boyfriend" is -- we can see Tyson getting down to that ish.
Photo credit: @MikeTyson
You might not know French DJ Martin Solveig's name offhand, but you definitely know his work. His 2010 smash single "Hello," featuring Canadian electropop act Dragonette, peaked at No. 1 in five countries around the world. It's also absolutely impossible to get out of your head once you've heard it -- you may still be humming it from the song's cameos on "90210," "The Vampire Diaries" or "Gossip Girl," to name a few. The track was such a success that Solveig was recruited to put his Midas touch on Madonna's most recent album, MDNA. Not a bad name to have on your résumé.
We caught up with Martin, our PUSH artist of the week, and he let us in on what it was like working with the Material Girl, as well as his penchant for playing large stadiums and the team effort that went into his track, the über-infectious and many-times-remixed "The Night Out": "When we decided to release it properly as a single, I called many of my friends to make remixes, so it was really a group work." Must be nice to have your friends lend you a hand with remixes on the fly -- the only thing my friends help me out with is moving (and that's only if free food and drinks are involved).
Martin Solveig's Smash is out now. And whatever you do, do NOT miss him when he performs live as the house DJ at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, Sunday, June 3 at 9/8c!
+ Watch Martin Solveig's "Hello" video below, and check out more videos and interviews with Martin Solveig after the jump.
Oh, T. Mills, how we love you. Not only did you nail your gig as our weekend correspondent at Bamboozle 2012, but you also did your research and asked the hard-hitting questions: specifically, "Which three things piss you off?" Damn, T. We weren't gonna go there. We're glad you did, though.
Guess what, guys: Stars are just like us. It turns out basically anything and everything is capable of pissing some of our favorite Bamboozle artists off. Answers ranged from the random -- body odor, disrespectful females, the country for Belgium (ask Marianas Trench about that one) -- to the infuriating: politics, "not having my money," and unwarranted spelling corrections on Twitter (we FEEL you, Kreayshawn). Rapper Mr. MF eXquire schooled us all because dude was simply "too cool to be angry." But we have to say Bayside's Anthony has the best gripe of all: the wrong use of the word "literally." OMG, FINALLY SOMEONE SAID IT! "When people say, 'I literally died.' Like, you actually, literally mean the opposite." PREACH, Bayside. You're our new favorite band, BTW.
+ Check out T. Mills finding out more s*** that pisses people off, and peep the rest of our photos and videos from Bamboozle 2012.