The "Friday" singer is back (after some singing lessons) to cover Rihanna's "Stay."
Rebecca Black is back with another video, and YES, "we, we, we so excited." But this time around, instead of releasing another original like her "Friday" follow-ups "Sing It" or "Person Of Interest," Rebecca is slowing things down to cover "Stay" by pop princess and professional bad gal Rihanna. And while most people might raise an eyebrow at this (the internet will NEVER forgive or forget "Friday"), we're here to say: EASE UP, haters. She's actually pretty good! And last, but not least: If Vin Diesel can cover "Stay," anyone has a fair shot. (No shade, Vin, we openly wept for your performance.)
Watch Rebecca Black cover Rihanna's "Stay" after the jump.
Ariana Grande tackles Whitney Houston a cappella!
We wouldn't exactly say that Ariana Grande came out of nowhere (remember her starring role as Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon's "Victorious" AND her major cameo in Justin Bieber's "Die In Your Arms" video?), but to the non-Nickelodeon crowd, this gal is kiiiind of a newcomer! And what better way is there to make an entrance than by recording (and nailing) an a cappella version of Whitney Houston's classic "I Believe In You And Me"? (Well, releasing "The Way," her sick collaboration with Mac Miller, probably also helped, but we'll take both.)
Watch Ariana Grande cover Whitney Houston's "I Believe In You And Me" after the jump.
Rihanna grabbing her crotch? It must be Wednesday!
Ask yourselves this, friends: Are you even the least bit shocked by the title of this post? Or the entire concept of Rihanna taking a crotch-grabbing selfie last night in NYC? Sure, if we swapped Rihanna's name with, say, Demi Lovato's, you might be like, WTF IS UP?! But Rihanna? The girl who owns these Prada boots? And who wore THIS fur headdress...with nothing else? Nope, it's just your run-of-the-mill "Crotch-Grab Rihanna Wednesday"!
It's not Ri's first time grabbing a handful of, well, herself, either. The "Stay" singer once did the ol' "self boob grab" at a show in Toronto last month, and you know what? More power to her! Don't even try to front -- if you looked like Rihanna, wouldn't you snap one or two or 70 sexy selfies and share them with the world? At least when Rihanna's (kind of) wrinkly at at age 90 (because Goddess pop stars don't wrinkle like the rest of us), she can scroll through her Instagram (if it still exists!) and say, DAYUM I WAS FOINE. Grab on, lady!
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Gentlemen Hall get psychedelic in their brand-new "Sail Into The Sun" lyric video.
Rocketing into an all-consuming inferno of a looming star never sounded like much fun to us, but that was before we heard Gentlemen Hall's take on the concept. Their new lyric video for the song "Sail Into The Sun" is such a feel-good, bubbly exhalation of warmth and happiness, it would probably make anything sound like a blast. Oh wait, it says here in our notes that it's a metaphor. Guess we're going to have to return this supercute fringed two-piece space suit we just bought on Etsy.
Watch Gentlemen Hall's "Sail Into The Sun" lyric video after the jump.
Kim and Kanye look SLIGHTLY miffed in NYC.
Doesn't it feel like KIIIND of a minute since we've seen Kanye West and Kim Kardashian together? We recently saw Kim when she introduced Selena Gomez's "Come & Get It" performance at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, but we haven't documented an "AWWWW look at Kimye!!" or an "AWWWW look at Kimye and and the growing baby bump!!" moment since the duo twerked their black-and-white cookie ensemble at Paris Fashion Week. Yeah, well, the torturous "Kimye April Drought" ends now, because the parents-to-be were snapped in NYC yesterday while en route to their hotel! But do you see their faces? They are NOT AMUSED.
On the other hand, it's not like Kimye has ever been THAT smiley. They looked pretty serious when they wore matching "his and hers" nautical Halloween costumes and looked plenty grim that time they wore matching cape coats. But we gotta know... why the frowns?? Think about it: One-half of you is currently gestating the one and only baby who might give Blue Ivy a run for her money in the "dopest baby alive" department, not to mention the fact that if you wanted to, you could fully afford to house said baby in a diamond-encrusted crib. So try smiling, bbs! Life is GOOD.
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Will.i.am invited album collaborators Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus to his Google+ Hangout.
+ Last night will.i.am, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, and others participated in a live Google+ Hangout to celebrate Will's #willpower release. "His energy is just electric. He's a charmer," Britney said. See the chat. (MTV News)
+ ATTN people of Los Angeles: Drop any plans you have tomorrow and run to Macy's Century City for Madonna's one-day-only fashion exhibit. Some of her iconic stage outfits will be on display, including the wedding dress she wore to the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards, and the cone corset she rocked on her 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour. (Billboard)
+ Today is the first official time Snoop Lion will appear on "RapFix Live," although technically Snoop Dogg has visited before. Watch Snoop's return today at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com and MTV Jams. Big K.R.I.T. is also a guest. (MTV News)
+ Listen to Jack White's cover of Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter," which he recorded on Record Store Day on Saturday in his Third Man Records insta-vinyl recording booth. He also opened the booth to the public so folks could record their own vinyl on the spot. (Spin)
+ "Glee"'s Darren Criss is heading out this summer for his "Listen Up!" tour. The star hits 16 cities, beginning May 29 in San Francisco, and he wraps it up on June 30 in Silver Spring, Md. (Just Jared)
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An eternally young Avril Lavigne pounds some cotton candy!
Avril Lavigne wasn't kidding around with her new song, "Here's To Never Growing Up." Here's photographic evidence of her celebrating Peter Pan syndrome with a giant thing of cotton candy! Have you ever seen an "all-grown-up" adult look that free-spirited while eating a celery stick? NOPE. Part of us wants to scream: "Avril, do you even know how much sugar is in that stuff!?!" But then there's the other part that wants to eat only cotton candy for dinner because IT'S SO GOOD. We're gonna follow our heart (and stomach) and go for the latter. #YOLO
The "How You Remind Me" singer shared her cotton candy-themed photo on Twitter along with the caption, "Cotton Candy B****es!" While we're totally happy that Avril's relaxing with a sugary treat, we're mostly wondering where she got it?! It's not like they sell cotton candy at the grocery store. (Unless grocery stores stock it in Canada?! Over-the-counter cotton candy!?) So does this mean that Avril's at a circus or carnival? OR did she and her fiancé Chad Kroeger get a cotton candy maker as an early wedding gift (BEST WEDDING GIFT IDEA EVER, btw)!? Sigh... We already knew there were a gazillion perks to being a famous pop star -- we'll just have to add "eating cotton candy whenever you want" to the list.
Photo credit: @AvrilLavigne
Jason Derulo dances around his words in the lyric video for "The Other Side."
Jason Derulo's come a long way after fracturing his neck in early 2012, but now he's back and stronger than ever on his latest track, "The Other Side," a love song that may or may not be inspired by his relationship with Jordin Sparks. How do we know it's about Jordin? Well, Jason hasn't admitted as much, but we're just putting two and two together here! 1) We know they're dating and 2) they're in the studio working on Jason's upcoming album. Also, if you were laid up in a hospital bed and all you had was time, a pen, and paper (or a laptop), you'd probably start cranking out love songs, too... on top of singing your own name.
Watch Jason Derulo's "The Other Side" lyric video after the jump.
If Ciara invites you to her "Body Party," then you say YES.
Honestly, it's not like you wouldn't RSVP "yes" to Ciara's "Body Party" if you were invited, it's just that after seeing her "Body Party" video (slated to appear on CiCi's upcoming self-titled album out this July), you'd probably be much more likely to change that RSVP to "YESS!!!!" and "PRAISE!!!" and "What Pilates class do you take, and CAN WE COME?"
Watch Ciara's "Body Party" video after the jump.
The Backstreet Boys continue to be "Larger Than Life" with their new Hollywood Walk of Fame star!
In case you haven't heard, the Backstreet Boys are back (ALRIGHT!) and have just launched a 20-year reunion tour! (Which is not to be confused with "The Package Tour," mind you... so many boy bands, so little time.) And while we'd like to think that our two decade-long fangirling should be reward enough for BSB, the gents just got a more, well, professional honor: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Now, we're going to pause for a moment while you look up how much airfare is to Hollywood so you can fly out, find the boys' star, and take a selfie with it. #BeJealous
The "Unbreakable" singers were recently snapped celebrating their new Hollywood star before heading to China for the launch of their reunion tour. And as if this news isn't enough to get your heart racing, we'd like to remind you that the guys also have a new album on the way (listen to track teasers!), an upcoming documentary, AND an upcoming Backstreet Boy-themed cruise on DECK (LOL) for fall 2013. So, to reiterate: After 20 years, BSB are still more successful than ever. The only thing that's changed is that they aren't so much boys anymore -- they're more like Backstreet men... "all-grown-up-but-still-DAYUM-hot" MEN.
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