Harry Styles jokingly Instagrams a not-so-sweet sign from a "fan." Classic.
When you're in a famous boy band like One Direction, and when you're arguably one of the cutest members of One Direction, haters are obviously going to come out of the woodwork with things like hate mail, rampant side eyes, and worst of all, mean-spirited signage (like the one in the above photo). And while most people might emotionally crumble and cry into their chicken dinners, Harry Styles is not most people. See how Harry's brushing that "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" like Jay-Z? So, let's be perfectly clear: When you're as perfect as Harry, you are NEVER shaken.
The "Kiss You" singer posted the expletive-baring photo on Instagram with the caption "Possibly the best sign at a show ever." And while it's easy to take this sign while performing at face value (and Harry COULD HAVE sobbed uncontrollably to his 12 million Twitter followers, saying stuff like "Do you believe this ISH?"), the sign may have another meaning. It's been reported that this poster was actually meant for the paparazzi! Now we can definitely see why Harry held onto this sign. We could totally picture him wearing it like a sandwich board as he's going about his daily business -- it's paparazzi repellent! See, that Harry h8ter did him a FAVOR!
Photo credit: @harrystyles
MTV's latest Artist To Watch is pop singer and YouTube sensation Austin Mahone.
We hardly need to introduce you to our latest MTV Artist To Watch: 17-year-old pop wunderkind, dancer, and the next Justin Bieber hopeful, Austin Mahone. But just in case you can't call yourself a "Mahomie" yet or haven't listened to Austin's sparkling pop gems (if not, please listen to "11:11," the Flo Rida-assisted "Say You're Just A Friend," and "Say Somethin" STAT), then sit yourself down as we delve into the finer points of Austin's pop past and (what is sure to be promising) future.
Read more about Austin Mahone after the jump.
*NSYNC's Lance Bass blames industry pressure for preventing young boy banders from revealing their sexuality.
We're all about fielding #important pop star questions, thoughts, and concerns here at Buzzworthy -- well, really we should say adding our own two cents to pop star-themed debates. Especially when they're led by former *NSYNC member Lance Bass, who posed a fascinating (and potentially polarizing) boy band theory the other day during an interview on "The Rubin Report." What began as an semi-innocent conversation about NBA basketball player Jason Collins coming out as gay morphed into a larger discussion of what it means for members of the entertainment industry -- boy bands in particular -- to reveal their sexuality. (Lance, as you may remember, famously came out to the world on the cover of People magazine in 2006.)
In their chat, Lance and Dave Rubin discussed what it would mean for a boy band member to come out as being gay at the peak of their career, and they even went so far as to suggest that, statistically speaking, at least ONE member of One Direction might be gay. But, unlike an athlete, it'd be even harder theoretically for a boy bander to come out due to music industry "business plans" and sustaining "young women's fantasies." Read on to see how the exchange went down:
Read more about Lance Bass' thoughts about boy band members coming out after the jump.
Is Cody Simpson becoming Justin Bieber? Survey says... YEP.
As long as we've been pop star experts, we've been more or less convinced that if anyone was going to morph into Justin Bieber, it'd be his (unofficial) 17-year-old protégé, Austin Mahone. I mean, Austin has straight up SAID that Biebs is his musical idol, we're pretty sure that the two singers follow the same shirtless workout routine, and they both got their start on YouTube. What more proof do you need? (Other than that Justin Bieber is also morphing into Vanilla Ice? Never mind -- we got off topic.) But you know what? We may have gotten our pop star wires crossed at some point, because how could we have missed the glaringly obvious new development that CODY SIMPSON, not Austin Mahone, is totally becoming Justin Bieber?! You think we're kidding? LOOK AT THIS PHOTO. It's like looking into a white tank top/hair-spiked mirror!!
See more of Cody Simpson morphing into Justin Bieber after the jump!
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renewed their wedding vows DRESSED AS CINDERELLA AND PRINCE CHARMING.
NO WORDS. We have literally ZERO WORDS to say about the fact that Mariah Carey and her hubby, Nick Cannon, went all out for their five-year anniversary/ "Dem Babies" birthday by renewing their vows at Disneyland in a "Cinderella"-themed ceremony. Actually, we do have a few words, and they go like this: Renewing your vows at Disneyland is THE MOST Mariah Carey-est thing to do ever. Especially if you're Mariah Carey. She's out-Mariahed herself! This is actually even more Mariah Carey-ier than when she played her own song during her twins' birth. Girlfriend is COMMITTED to being a princess and making sweet fantasies a reality.
Read more about Mariah and Nick's vow renewal after the jump.
HeartsRevolution go genre-tripping in their new free mixtape, "Revolution Rising."
Has your attention span been reduced to rubble by the internet? Great! Because you're gonna need a nimble, Twitter-addled brain to fully appreciate the genre-jumping jumble of high-concept ideals and feel-good samples that make up Revolution Rising, the new mixtape from Brooklyn electro duo/art collective HeartsRevolution.
Listen to HeartsRevolution's "Revolution Rising" after the jump.
No one ever said it was easy being a pop star. Sure, there's the obvious glitz, glamour, and gratis clothes, food, and shampoo (i.e. EVERYTHING'S FREE WHEN YOU HAVE MONEY), but too often do we forget the ugly side of a pop star's life: getting followed around by noxious paparazzi cameras, unrealistic expectations of perfection, nitpicking press criticism, people like us charting your rise and fall, not even being able to so much as enjoy a 15-minute doughnut break without being overrun by hoards of screaming fans, and sometimes getting busted for a little weed on your tour bus. (And to that we say, after all Justin Bieber has done for us, LET THE GUY HAVE A LITTLE DIME BAG, OK? JEEZE.) All that's gotta wear on a person, right? Especially when they've been famous for most of their adult life? And how do we know when things are REALLY bad? Like, when does harmless birthday clubbing, fashion gas masks, and shirt removal turn into a full-fledged, head-shaving meltdown? Well, prepare to find out in MTV's "The Meltdown Index," starring Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, two impossibly world-famous pop stars, each with their own strain of "whoopsie" moments and career gaffes. Click on the image to enlarge!
Now presenting: the Justin Bieber/Britney Spears Meltdown Index.
Pierce The Veil take us behind the scenes of their "Bulls In The Bronx" video.
From the creepy kids in "Chemical Kids And Mechanical Brides" to doing their best Bonnie and Clyde impression in "King For A Day," San Diego hardcore outfit Pierce The Veil have topped themselves time and again with their high-concept, cinematic videos. That's why these photos from the set of their "Bulls In The Bronx" video, off their Collide With The Sky LP, have us speculating SO HARD. What could they possibly be doing? We think they may be dancing? What?! Like, not swinging arms and jump-kick dancing, but, like, choreographed dancing?
Check out more behind-the-scenes photos of Pierce The Veil's "Bulls In The Bronx" video shoot after the jump.
RIGHT: Blank canvas Justin Bieber on April 16, and LEFT: Justin's new tattoo on April 24.
If anyone's gone a little nutso over Justin Bieber's breakup with Selena Gomez, it's us. Obviously we want the best for Biebs and Selena, but just when we had finally reached the last step in the grieving process, last weekend we heard a little something about Selena flying to Oslo, Norway, to meet up with her ex on his "Believe" tour AND taking a (now deleted) romantic selfie. Obviously this has unraveled all of our Justin/Selena-breakup resolve, and has sent us into a crazy-eyed maelstrom of "ARE THEY OR AREN'T THEY?," WHY, GOD??," and "WHERE DID WE PUT THE MALLOMARS?" And we thought that was bad -- now we're reeling past the point of Mallomars with this picture of Justin rocking, wait for it... a Selena Gomez- looking tattoo on his wrist. Two tats below the owl, to be exact.
First off, we need to ask just what IS it these days with celebs tattooing faces of their significant others onto their bodies (I'm looking at you, Amber Rose)? What ever happened to name/initial tattoos? Second, you might be saying, "But it might not necessarily be Selena..." Maybe it's his sister, Jazmyn. Well, we're no art appraisers, but this ink stamp does have the same look and feel as Selena's July 2012 Elle photo, right down to the cleavage. Anyway, we feel like it's our job to say the obvious thing, which is that if ex sex is bad, then ex tattoos are almost certainly the absolute worst. But, hey, if Justin and Selena's (rumored) latest go-around doesn't work out, he could always say it's an angel. Or a take on Petunia from "The Adventures Of Pete & Pete." Or the Starbucks mermaid logo! See? Silver linings.
Photo credit: Getty/Twitter
Timeflies showed their love to Boston by performing "Boston Strong Freestyle" at Boston's House Of Blues.
As graduates of Boston's Tufts University, pop/hip-hop duo Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro of Timeflies were especially stricken by last week's Boston Marathon bombings. So, what do musicians do when faced with tragedy? Use the music! Just last week, Timeflies (one of our favorite breakthrough artists of 2012 and recent "Artist To Watch" performers) played to a sold-out crowd at Boston's House of Blues and donated all tour merchandise proceeds -- about $13K in total -- to The One Fund, a new organization that helps the people most affected by the bombings. As if that wasn't enough, Cal and Rez also invited a group of first responders onstage during Cal's incredible "Boston Strong Freestyle," which, as you might've guessed, is a brand-new freestyle all about Boston.
Watch Timeflies Perform "Boston Strong" after the jump.