Selena Gomez's sunglasses are totally Valentine's Day-ready.
Selena Gomez has had a rocky few months in the romance department. Did she REALLY call it quits with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber? Did The Biebs cheat on her with Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin? Did Selena have a quick hookup with her BFF Vanessa Hudgens' ex Josh Hutcherson? Does she have a crush on her (rumored) documentary director, Alfredo Flores? Has she been crying all alone in her giant mansion? Do you feel like you're smack dab in a Taylor Swift song yet?
Selena was snapped rocking a pair of heart-shaped sunglasses in L.A. yesterday, which in our opinion means she's feeling TOTALLY FINE! Because if you're wearing heart-shaped anything with, like, t-minus 24 hours to go until Valentine's Day, that totally means you've still got faith in love! It's kind of the equivalent to actually wearing RED or PINK on Valentine's Day itself (but please don't do that, because YOU KNOW it's tacky). As for us, the only heart-shaped anything we even want to deal with tomorrow is a giant heart-shaped chocolate chunk on a stick, or maybe those amazing Sweethearts Paramore promised to send us. Because as far as we're concerned, the best way to deal with Valentine's Day is to eat your feelings!
+ Celebrate early by watching Selena Gomez's Valentine's Day-appropriate "Love You Like A Love Song" video.
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Paramore's ready to hug it out in the explosive "Now" video.
"Lost the battle, win the war," Hayley Williams sings as she preps for all-out combat in Paramore's "Now" video, premiering tonight on "MTV First: Paramore." We thought we'd witnessed some pretty epic laser tag matches in our day, but this is the real thing -- Hayley, Jeremy Davis, and Taylor York are rock refugees among soldiers battling their way through a smoke-filled field.
Watch Paramore's "Now" video and exclusive "MTV First: Paramore" interview with the band!
You could win Paramore-themed Valentine's Day candy -- aka THE SWEETEST CANDY EVER!
Not that we need an excuse to inhale Valentine's Day candy (you know we already bought 15 boxes of drugstore candy boxes to binge on), but Paramore's taking our sugar high to diabetic coma levels with their custom "still into you" Valentine's Day treats, which we could totally win by pre-ordering their forthcoming album. Uh, SOLD! This has to be the most brilliant marketing idea EVER! You know what they (kinda) say: The way to a fan's heart is through their stomach (and also through their ears, but whatever. Not relevant right now).
Find out how to get Paramore's candy and watch their "Now" video preview after the jump!
One Direction is bummed that their Comic Relief single, "One Way Or Another," leaked and more!
1.) One Direction's charity single for Comic Relief, "One Way Or Another," has leaked two weeks ahead of schedule, and the blokes are pretty sad about it. Maybe this cute pic of them wearing red noses will cheer them up -- it worked for us! (MTV News)
2.) Speaking of One Direction, take a peek at this collection of "awkward" photos of Harry, Naill, Zayn, Liam, and Louis before they were GIGANTIC stars. (We think these pics just prove that boys have ALWAYS BEEN ADORBS.) (BuzzFeed)
3.) Beyoncé recently admitted that her Super Bowl performance took five months to master! Now, that's what devotion looks like, and this is why she will ALWAYS reign queen. Any questions? (Pop Justice)
4.) The Wanted are heading to Hollywood to film their new reality show for E! (scheduled to air in June). FINALLY, we get to see every single moment of the sexy boy band members' lives (aka OUR DREAMS COME TRUE). (MTV News)
Check out the rest of this week's 10 Things To Know Now after the jump!
Paramore enters a war zone in their "Now" video preview.
There's seriously no limit to our joy surrounding Paramore's reunion. We practically threw a Paramore parade in the office when we first heard Paramore's brand-new song, "Now," from their self-titled album, out April 9. We lost ourselves in a Hayley Williams/bangs state of delirium after seeing this fantastic set of new Paramore promo photos. And we were the first in line (like, one of those characters who camps out in the cold next to a barren box office) when Paramore tickets officially went on sale for their upcoming U.S. tour. We've also seen vague hints at Paramore's upcoming "Now" video, but now we're entering oxygen mask territory with Hayley, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York's 30-second "Now" video preview.
Watch Paramore's "Now" video preview after the jump.
Paramore's new album promotional photos are PER-FECT.
Paramore basically owns our senses. Their new "Now" track gives us a TOTAL eargasm (TMI? Not sorry), and as you can see by their promo photos for their forthcoming self-titled album, we are more thankful than ever to have working eyeballs. Sure, Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York are super easy on the eyes, but these pictures also remind us that new Paramore music is JUST AROUND THE CORNER (April 9), followed by a U.S. tour in March and April! Now excuse us while we make these photos our computer and cell phone wallpaper/background images so we can properly honor Hayley's flaming red hair and teeny bangs.
We'd like to ask Crayola to create a crayon color called "Hayley's Hair Red."
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Rick Ross was confirmed as a drive-by shooting target yesterday, per a police statement.
+ Rick Ross was confirmed as a target of a drive-by shooting yesterday. According to a Fort Lauderdale police statement, multiple shots were fired in Ross' direction early Monday morning after he left his birthday celebration with his girlfriend. Ross reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an apartment building. No one was injured, and the suspects fled. (MTV News)
+ The conflict between Frank Ocean and Chris Brown that led to a parking lot fight over the weekend may lead to charges. Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore stated that Ocean "is desirous of prosecution in this incident." Brown is still on probation for assaulting Rihanna in 2009. (MTV News)
+ Paramore have announced the first dates of their North American tour in support of their forthcoming eponymous album, due April 9. The group kicks things off in Houston on April 25 and ends this leg of the tour on May 16 in New York. (MTV News)
+ Justin Bieber opens up in this week's Billboard cover story about the Grammy snub, his music, and also about his breakup with Selena Gomez. "I'm not in the happiest place that I've ever been," he said. "I'm trying to get through what I'm going through." (MTV News)
+ Watch a promo of Selena Gomez's upcoming "Wizards Of Waverly Place" special, called "The Wizards Return: Alex Vs. Alex." It premieres March 15 on the Disney Channel. (Just Jared Jr.)
+ Listen to a smooth new version of Cat Power's "Manhattan"; the track has been remixed by producer Ryan Hemsworth and features vocals by Angel Haze. The original tune appeared on Cat Power's Sun, which was released last year. (Pitchfork)
+ And now, take a gander at cats that look like One Direction, because THERE ARE CATS THAT LOOK LIKE ONE DIRECTION! (E!)
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Meet Candy Hearts: the missing piece of the pop-punk puzzle.
"I wear my loneliness like an old T-shirt that doesn't really fit me," sings Mariel Loveland on "Matchbox Cars," the second track off Candy Hearts' The Best Ways To Disappear EP. The indie-punk foursome sound as sweet as their name (think a more overtly sensitive Paramore). And if you're at all prone to exploring your #feelings, you'll be a goner as soon as you hit play on their first edgily contemplative EP (we feel like the record's throwback alternative vibe is begging for a spin on the turntable, or ::gasp:: CD player -- vive la '90s!).
Listen to Candy Hearts after the jump.