Seems like Taylor Swift and her cat are gettin' pretty serious.
OK, we're starting to think that Taylor Swift is actually some kind of real-life princess. Not only is she having tea parties with her pals all the time, but now she apparently paints butterflies on her face and hangs out with her cat, Meredith, near tiny furniture (or whatever that piece of wood is). Tay uploaded this adorable pic to her Facebook page yesterday with the caption, "Eye contact. Important," and it seems like she's using my old teenage trick -- practicing having a boyfriend on your cat. More on that in my memoirs.
More evidence that Taylor Swift's some kind of fairy-tale royalty: The girl's got a heart of gold. Taylor recently donated $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, which is the second largest in the museum's history. The next thing you know, bluebirds will be helping her wake up. Someone Instagram that, please.
Photo credit: facebook.com/TaylorSwift
Besides like, the International Tattoo Convention (if that's a thing), Bamboozle is basically ground zero for all body art ever. Everyone there was rocking some kind of ink, including almost all of our pals who came to talk to us (and T. Mills) this past weekend. And all the tats we saw ranged from the good to the bad to the New York Rangers-inspired.
A$AP Rocky starts us off with his "self-reflective" tat: He's rocking a giant "A.S.A.P." across his stomach. The green-haired Matt Toka surprised us with his mom's name over his heart (awww), while rapper Riff Raff should win employee of the year with his "MTV" tattoo...on his neck! Nick from Bayside showed his team pride with a Stanley Cup tattoo marked by the date the Rangers took home the statue in 1994, but it was our main man Trace Cyrus who wins this competition -- the dude's entire epidermis is plastered in tattoos. He's even got ink on his cheeks (the ones on his face!!!). But his EPIC Geronimo tattoo on his back takes the cake -- it's even more epic than the tat he just got ON HIS HEAD! We're kind of sad we didn't have a trophy for him.
+ Watch T. Mills talk tattoos at Bamboozle, and be sure to peep the rest of our Bamboozle coverage.
We really hope Trace Cyrus likes eagles and roses forever.
The thing about living in America is that you can walk into a certified establishment and tell a stranger to draw a picture on your head with a needle and ink and no one's going to stop you. Trace Cyrus did this recently -- he paid someone to tattoo an eagle and a few roses onto his skull and like, that's a legal thing you can do in this country. Go U.S.A.
Trace is certainly no stranger to the tattoo chair. We talked to him this past weekend when we hung out at Bamboozle where his band Ashland High took the stage, and we had the chance to examine him in the flesh. Dude. Is. COVERED. Like, basically head (literally) to toe. And as much as some people are gonna throw shade, you kinda can't -- whoever inks this guy up on the regular is actually really good at their job. He's covered in genuinely beautiful pictures!
The finished product. Trace Cyrus put a bird on it.
+ Check out more photos of the completely tatted Trace Cyrus after the jump, and see who else we hung out with this weekend in our Bamboozle 2012 Photo Gallery!
Yesterday we caught you up on which celebrity our pals at Bamboozle thought would throw the best pool party (Diddy was the top contender) and the celebrities other celebrities wanna see in bathing suits. And today we're back with our boy T. Mills, and this time we're chatting the best and worst foods to bring to a barbecue. Turns out mayonnaise gets a bad rap.
While we were at Bamboozle this past weekend, T. Mills was our guest correspondent and left no stone unturned. He asked all the hard-hitting questions, and we got some really moving answers. JK, we talked about fun stuff like the best and worst things to bring to a BBQ, and we gotta say DJ Big Chocolate nailed this one: "I guess just Sweet Baby Ray's [barbecue sauce]." Word. Other popular answers included: "Liquor," as said succinctly by rapper Action Bronson and "a plate," A$AP Rocky's preferred BBQ date.
As far as the worst thing to bring to a backyard bash goes, Incubus stands strong with the "no ex-girlfriends" policy while Cali rapper Casey Veggies spoke the truth: "A Frisbee." Chuuuuurch. Leave your Frisbee at the college quad, bros.
+ Check out T. Mills chatting best and worst BBQs with everyone who came by at Bamboozle, watch T. Mills talk celeb pool parties and bathing suits, and peep all the photos we took this weekend in our Bamboozle 2012 Photo Gallery!
The Flaming Lips are in for a VERY long night of music.
So it turns out we were way off with our guesses as to which artist might be attempting to break Jay-Z's world record of the most live shows played in 24 hours. But we're actually pretty happy about being wrong (for once), because the band that's stepping up to the plate is the inimitable Flaming Lips. I got a chance to sit down with frontman/music icon Wayne Coyne yesterday to get his thoughts on hitting the road for the O Music Awards and attempting this brave feat, and dude doesn't sound the least bit nervous.
Set for June 27, The Flaming Lips will attempt to perform eight live shows in eight different cities across the Southeast all over the course of 24 hours. According to Wayne, to prep for the grueling day, he'll ramp up his daily "yoga and tons of water" ritual to keep his stamina up. He's not too scared about attempting to beat the Guinness World Record of most live shows, but he definitely doesn't want to get on Jay-Z's bad side. Dude even mentioned the possibility of Jay-Z joining the Lips at one of their stops, but we're thinking it was more of one of Wayne's daydreams. But hey, more reason to tune in to the O Music Awards and watch the whole thing go down, right?
+ Head over to OMusicAwards.com to vote for your favorite artists, and log on to OMusicAwards.com on June 27 to watch The Flaming Lips attempt to break Jay-Z's world record!
Photo credit: Getty Images
Eve 6 strip down 'Victoria' for 'Buzzworthy Live.'
Not only was my 16-year-old self pumped when Eve 6 stopped by our studios to perform for us recently, but my present-day self was also pretty excited. The SoCal trio paid us a visit recently to perform a stripped-down, acoustic version of their single, "Victoria," off of their latest album, Speak In Code. And again, like in their 1998 breakthrough hit, "Inside Out," the guys fell victim to a female antagonist who's more trouble than she's worth. And this time she's leading them to drink.
Watch Eve 6's "Buzzworthy Live" acoustic performance of "Victoria" after the jump.
Joe Jonas and a pal hop a bicycle cab in Manila.
Joe Jonas is currently playing some shows overseas, and during his time in Manila, he put on his most festive shorts (seriously) and hopped into a bicycle cab. This why we love Joe Jonas -- he's always willing to take risks. He's not afraid to step out in public with his new (possible) girlfriend, he (thankfully) has no problem taking his shirt off at music festivals, and now, he ain't scared to put his life in danger in the seat of a bicycle cab on the wild and crazy streets of Fort Santiago. Ugh, how do I make Joe my international travel partner?
The "Just In Love" singer uploaded the photo to Twitter this morning with the caption "Taking a bicycle cab with Brahms @ Fort Santiago," as he and a pal hopped into the cute little cart and held on for dear life. Also, we feel like we need to note that Joe would be a stellar politician: Look at that half-mast thumbs-up! Joe for Mayor!
Photo credit: @joejonas
T. Mills and Matt Toka talk celebrity pool parties.
We teased you last Friday when we sent you our Instagram of "Vans On" rapper T. Mills hanging out with us at Bamboozle, and we promised we had more to come. And here we are: the other side of that promise. Take a seat. Get comfy.
T. Mills put on his Simon Rex hat for the weekend and interviewed all of our favorite musicians about goofy summer stuff. Or as he put it, "silly, stupid questions." Tomatoes, to-mah-toes. In this first Bamboozle video we're bringing you, T. (aka Travis) asks everyone which celebrity would throw the best pool party. And the overwhelming answer that we heard more than a half dozen times? Diddy! As rapper Mr. MF eXquire puts it: "Even his farts are parties." True wisdom from a poignant wordsmith.
Travis also gets pretty personal with our guests, asking who everyone's hoping to see in a bathing suit this summer (or their birthday suit, either or). The answers vary widely, to say the least: The girls of Cherri Bomb seem to be big Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) fans (no judgment), while Wallpaper.'s all up on that Ciara steeze. Kreayshawn wants to see Mark Wahlberg -- actually, "Marky Mark, not Mark Wahlberg." We cosign, Kreay.
+ Check out T. Mills chatting celeb pool parties and bathing suits with our favorite Bamboozle artists below, and peep all the photos we took this weekend in our Bamboozle 2012 Photo Gallery!
Were you guys at Bamboozle this weekend like we were? No? Sorry to hear that. Good thing we took photos of basically the entire festival so you can look through them and pretend you were there. All of our pals stopped by... Well, not technically "our pals" in that we didn't know them before this weekend, but we're hoping we're on speed-dial status now since we did have an IRL hangout sesh. Marianas Trench paid us a visit, along with tons of other dudes and dudettes: Matt Toka, Action Bronson, Cherri Bomb, and obviously, Kreayshawn. Homegirl flaunted her Lil Homies necklace, and then we tried to steal it from her. I didn't work out.
Check out more of the photos we snapped at Bamboozle 2012 this past weekend after the jump, and see them all in our BAMBOOZLE 2012 PHOTO GALLERY!
Being on MTV is one of those childhood dreams that every kid has. That and going to Australia to hold a koala to prove Mary H. from second grade wrong! (Long story.) Thanks to Instagram and Pepsi, now's your chance to make that dream of being on MTV come true. (And hopefully you can get to Australia eventually, too.)
Here's what you gotta do: Upload a photo taken on Instagram to your Twitter account with the hashtag #MTVNow. Starting in June, look for your photos to pop up on MTV. Keep sharing and uploading for the chance to win an invite to one (if not more) of MTV's big upcoming events. For example, we would upload this photo we took at Bamboozle this past weekend to our Twitter, @MTVBuzzworthy, with something like, "You're dead to me if you don't like Jimmy Eat World. #MTVNow." Then we'd show up on MTV. It's that easy, people.
Check out mtvlivefornow.com for more details, and get to tweeting!