rnrnNow we know how Conan O’Brien feels! Do you remember the “Taylor Swift Is Always Surprised!” supercut from last week, the one that our friend and cohort Rich Juzwiak put together for us? Well, not to brag or anything, but it was viewed over 200,000 times last week and caught the attention of quite a few major media outlets, including NBC’s Tonight Show. In fact, Rich traded emails with one of Jay Leno’s cronies about our video last week, as the Tonight Show had intentions of using parts of it during their interview with Taylor Swift that ran last night. Which, to be honest, we were quite excited about!rnrnThat is, until we actually saw the interview. Rather than hearing “VH1″ or “TheFABLife” or even Rich’s name on air, Jay Leno instead told Taylor that “We put together a little montage of you being surprised,” failing to acknowledge our contribution in even the tiniest way. Needless to say, we are a bit peeved that Jay Leno stole our idea and didn’t properly credit us, but what can you do? We are hearing rumblings that Jay is going to make up for it during tonight’s show, but we aren’t going to hold our breath.rnrn Read more…
rnrnWe’re not sure exactly where you live, but here in NYC, it’s been downright chilly the last few nights. Last night it was so cold that we, *gasp*, had to break our fall jackets out of the closet! However, thanks to VH1 and Dove®, we’re awarding one lucky winner a grand prize that’s worth $4,000, one that will make the recipient’s life better (and warmer!) in every single way. The “My _____ Got Better” sweepstakes is made up of four distinct categories, each of which is meant to help enrich a specific facet of your life:rnrn Read more…
For her new show, Jessica Simpson explores the beauty rituals of countries around the world. Now you can too! Allure and Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty are teaming up to give one reader an international beauty adventure worth more than $10,000. Enter for a chance to win a four-night spa trip to the Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro. (Yes, you could be lounging in that pool above). You can also score $1,000 worth of products from the Jessica Simpson Collection or be one of 30 people who win a $100 spafinder.com gift certificate. Sign up here.
VH1′s Unplugged, the award-winning music series, is returning with eight all new episodes for VH1, MTV and CMT. The first performer? None other than Adam Lambert, our most beloved American Idol contestant ever, who had not only planted his sparkle-seed in our earholes from the moment he opened his 24K-gold lips, but had also managed to stick a feather-cork in our heartholes following our two interviews together.
Rihanna shot her video for “Hard” earlier this month, and we already have our hands on a 30-second sneak peek. Talking to MTV News, Rihanna described the video as “couture-military.” Now we know why. With machine gun in hand, she commands a troop of soldiers while wearing a futuristic white top, black shorts (or are those panties?), and combat boots. Considering the song’s lyrics (“I see you aiming at my pedestal, I betta let ya’ know that I’m so hard”), we’re guessing that Rihanna is firing a warning shot with this video. Potential competitors: Don’t even try!
Not only will “Hard” have its world premiere exclusively on VH1, MTV and The FABlife on Thursday, December 17, at 4PM EST, but Rihanna will also be here to chat with fans. Don’t miss it.
Year Six, and there’s a sense of an ending at Hogwarts—and not just because Ron plays his last game of Quidditch. Harry Potter is growing up, dealing with facial hair and passes from a comely café waitress. Indeed, romantic entanglements almost take precedent over Harry’s quest for Voldemort’s weak spot. This should suit his more hormonal fan-base fine. Unbelievers may find it all a tad talky until Bellatrix Lestrange shows up to prove that evil’s playing for keeps. Roll on The Deathly Hallows!
Extras: Deleted scenes, a doc on author J.K. Rowling‘s hectic life, and a teaser for the big two-part finale.
Clarence Clemons is best known for his work inBruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band (alongside Steve Van Zandt and Max Weinberg), backing up The Boss with his legendary sax solos. But the musician – who has also dabbled in acting – recently picked up a new craft – writing. VH1 News caught up with Clemons at a recent book signing and chatted with “The Big Man” about his brand new autobiography, Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales. Watch above.
Calling all wannabe DJs! Do you want to work with Will.i.am on the official remix of LMFAO‘s electro hit “La La La”? Last week, we told you to enter the Pepsi Refresh Studio to create a mix and one of our favorites this week is by Rock Hop, which features a kitten slashing on guitar. Watch the music video for “La La La” after the jump, then enter the Refresh Studio here.
If you’re a bedroom DJ who wants to take it to the next level, try working your magic on LMFAO‘s club banger “La La La” in Pepsi’s Refresh Studio. Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas will review submissions and pick his favorite to create one official remix. One of our favorite remixes so far is by ENZ, a duo combining funky keys and fearless vocals. Think you can top it? Enter the Refresh Studio here and watch LMFAO explain the contest after the jump.