Clinton Sparks teams up with Macklemore and 2 Chainz on his new jam, "Gold Rush."
It's one thing to get 2 Chainz and Chester French's D.A. Wallach to cameo on your record, but getting Macklemore to pop by for a spitfire verse is QUITE another (no shade). But we guess that's just a testament to mega-producer Clinton Sparks' new jam, "Gold Rush," which is the perfect blend of rock, electro, and hip-hop all smushed into one giant sparkling pop record.
Listen to Clinton Sparks's "Gold Rush" featuring Macklemore and 2 Chainz after the jump.
Skrillex, aka the Prince of Dubstep, absolutely SHUT DOWN Disneyland.
Is there any happier place on Earth than Disneyland (other than Disney World)? Like, you can spend the entire day surrounded by life-size versions of cartoons from your childhood (or adulthood, who are we kidding?), you can stuff your face with churros and other bad-for-you foods, AND you can ride in plastic versions of your favorite Disney characters! What's not to like?! (Before You Exit know what we're talking about.) And yes, we've been to Disney, but we don't think we've EVER done Disneyland half as well as Skrillex. Judging by these TOO GOOD photos of Skrillex's recent visit to Disneyland, he walked around like a dubstep God among men: spinning in teacups, shooting down roller coasters, and waving his hands in the air (presumably like he didn't care). Us non-famous people may attend theme parks, but celebrities OWN them.
See more photos of Skrillex at Disneyland after the jump.
Yay! It's the first shirtless Harry Styles photo of the season!
So, we just wanted to share this photo of One Direction's Harry Styles shirtless so that you can properly admire his tattoos in natural light. Heh, um, yeah riiight. We're actually posting this picture as a friendly reminder that it's almost summer, which means it’s time for shirtless pics of EVERYONE! And what better way to launch our FAVORITE season of the year than by starting it off right with one hunky boy band member gone wild?! Let the drooling commence!
The "Kiss You" singer was snapped hanging out by his hotel pool in Barcelona sans shirt, and from the looks of things, it seems like his late-night roasted chicken hobby ain't doing nothing wrong to his physique! Also: Can we just take a second to be jealous of the friends attending this shirtless Styles pool party?! While these people are probably getting THE SHOW OF A LIFETIME, the only pool-side sights we'll get too look forward to this summer are old men in too-small Speedos. (TMI?)
Photo credit: WENN
All The Saturdays want is a nice "Gentleman" in their brand-new video.
I won't lie: I've had a small void in my heart ever since the series finale of "Desperate Housewives" aired. And no, "The Real Housewives" franchise does NOT COMPARE. (Apples and oranges, my friends!) That said, while "Desperate Housewives" may not be airing any new episodes anytime soon (sadz), The Saturdays' new "Gentleman" video has gone ahead and taken a page right out of the Wisteria Lane playbook. I mean, the subtly coordinated gowns? Slay us, why don't you!
Watch The Saturdays "Gentleman" video after the jump.
The Lonely Island discuss semicolons; incorrectly.
Semicolons: the ultimate grammar nerd tool. Or is it "Semicolons; the ultimate grammar nerd tool"? Nope, that second try was wrong; semicolons are only used to connect two independent clauses. Semicolons are also the most underused piece of punctuation for a reason; everyone's scared that they'll use one incorrectly! Well, everyone except "I'm On A Boat" jokesters, The Lonely Island. In their latest bit, following the brilliantly oddball, gay marriage-themed "Spring Break Anthem," the rap comics tackle grammar usage with Maya Rudolph and Solange (!!) in "Semicolon" from their forthcoming The Wack Album out June 11.
Listen to The Lonely Island featuring Solange's "Semicolon" after the jump.
Ciara teams with Nicki Minaj for a brand-new ladies-only anthem: "I'm Out."
Ciara certainly is all about the high-profile collaborations these days! First, CiCi teamed with her IRL boyfriend, Future, on the slinky "Body Party," and now, in what is perhaps the COLLABORATION TO END ALL COLLABORATIONS, Ciara has called Nicki Minaj for an assist on her latest jam, "I'm Out." The empowering ladies' anthem will serve as the opening track on Ciara's forthcoming self-titled disc, out June 9.
Listen to Ciara's "I'm Out" featuring Nicki Minaj after the jump.
Oh, just an average day in Hayley Williams' life: picking Justin Timberlake's nose.
Have you ever wondered what an average day of being in Paramore would feel like? No, really, have you ever just sat back and wondered what an enormous superstar like Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams does on a regular basis? Because one MIGHT assume it's stuff like taking baths with caviar and flying in Swarovski-encrusted PJs -- essentially getting to do whatever the eff you want, right? Well, the "whatever the eff you want" part was dead on... we just didn't think Hayley's activity of choice would be "picking" (a poster of) Justin Timberlake's nose! But now that we know, we say: HECK YEAH!
Part of their "A Day In The Life" feature on RollingStone.com, the "Still Into You" singer posted a photo of herself casually clearing out Justin's bat in the cave on Paramore's Instagram. So, mixed in with photos of the band being totally badass and playing sold-out shows are SUPER GEMS like this one. Whatever, we say you do you. Also, we're sure Justin really appreciates the help! NOTHING is worse than when someone doesn't tell you when you have something in your nose!
Photo credit: @Paramore
Demi Lovato will release an e-book on June 11.
+ Demi Lovato is releasing an e-book on June 11, which will be available on Apple's iBooks. She asked Ryan Seacrest to write the foreword, which he read on his radio show and you can listen to now! (Just Jared Jr.)
+ The Teen Choice Awards 2013 nominations are in, and there's some stiff competition. Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, and Bruno Mars compete in the Male Artist category. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato face off in the Female Artist category. (MTV News)
+ Avril Lavigne is the cover woman for Nylon magazine's June/July issue, where she opens up about her forthcoming album. "Lyrically I pushed myself to talk about different subjects. I didn't want to be so simple. I really tried to express myself and go deeper," she said. (Just Jared)
+ Beyoncé (No. 17), Lady Gaga (No. 45), and Shakira (No. 52) have made Forbes' Most Powerful Women list. Of course, they top our awesome women list every day. (Idolator)
+ Kelly Rowland has released the track list for Talk A Good Game, which drops June 18. The set features "You Changed" with her fellow Destiny's Child mates Beyoncé and Michelle Williams. Other guests include Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, and The-Dream. (Rap-Up)
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Dan Black spends 24 hours on a rooftop in his "Hearts" video.
First of all, not being obsessed with Dan Black is a huge life mistake. Just saying. In case you're not all up on the Dan Black situation, Black is an electro-pop artist known for tracks like "Alone" and "Symphonies," the latter of which not only earned him a 2010 MTV VMA nomination, but also bravely sampled the one and only "Umbrella." Do we even have to tell you who that's by? (OK, fine, Rihanna.) Nowadays, Mr. Black is back with his brand-new video, "Hearts," which is slated to appear on his still-untitled album due later this year. Oh, and did we mention it features the queen of the yard, KELIS?? (No milk shakes, though.)
Watch Dan Black's "Hearts" video featuring Kelis.
Behold: Justin Bieber is holding a young Miley Cyrus. Our brains can't handle this!
We have such a tormented relationship with Photoshop. One second we're all, "PUH-RAISE this program's ability to erase the dark circles under our eyes for a profile pic!" But then we're all, "This software ALLOWED an image of Justin Bieber holding a young Miley Cyrus to exist?!" We're not just being dramatic; the picture is really weird -- mostly because it defies the time continuum! (*Pushes up glasses*) In current time, aka 2013, Justin is 19 and Miley is 20 -- they're practically the same age. Therefore, this could never happen!!! Our minds CANNOT AND WILL NOT PROCESS THIS MAYHEM!
Miley shared the photo on Twitter, and captioned, "Ok my fans are getting WAY to[o] good at photoshop. Wtf is @justinbieber holding me as a baby!!!!!! BahahhHahajjaha." While we entirely agree that someone out there has some major cut/paste/blending skills, we're mostly loving how roll-with-the-punches cool Miley's being (whereas we'd probably attempt an internet restraining order)! But maybe we're looking at this whole photo thing all wrong. Maybe this Photoshopped creation is a masterpiece! Actually, if someone could make this pic into a GIF (pronounced JIF, mind you. Or is it?!?) of the teeny Miley rolling her eyes at Justin Bieber at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, then we'll really show some mad props.
Photo credit: @MileyCyrus