What’s more Rihanna than standing in a wheat field wearing a miniature top made out of bandannas? How about shooting a car chase while clad in faded denim, a garter belt and what appear to be neon orange and leopard print Creepers? Yeah, you’re right. It’s sort of a coin toss. A sexy coin toss!
More Rihanna photos have popped up today from the singer’s “We Found Love” music video, which continues shooting outside Belfast. For this scene Rihanna hit the city streets for some sexy grand theft auto action, which seems like a fitting next stop on RiRi’s “No, Really, This Bra Is A Shirt” tour of Northern Ireland.
The photos from Britney Spears “Criminal” music video shoot looked pretty excellent to us, but apparently the townspeople of Stoke Newington, London, where the video was shot, were less than blown away by what they saw. “In this case we did not agree that a replica gun could be used at Stoke Newington Town Hall and we are disappointed. We will be raising this matter with the production company,” the Hackney Council told London Tonight, which makes us wonder if they had any idea what Britney Spears‘ music video was even about. The song is called “Criminal,” after all, not “Law-Abiding Citizen” or “10 Reasons Not To Litter (Jakwob Dubstep Remix).”
The council apparently thought it was in poor taste for Britney Spears and manfriend Jason Trawick to film a raid on a store so soon after last month’s London riots, which brought actual raids on actual stores and involved far fewer pairs of leather hot pants. Councilor Ian Rathbone even said of Spears, “I think she should apologize and make a sizeable donation to a Hackney charity that deals with young people for the rudeness and damage she’s done to this community.” Might we also suggest a dance megamix made in their honor? We know that’s what we would want, after all.
Space aliens? Over it. Unicorns? Dumb. Mummies? Check back in 2013. Posted earlier today, it looks like Katy Perry’s mermaid planking pic is not just an addition to the meme, nor merely an admirable demonstration of ab strength: it’s also shaping up to be the trend for the rest of 2011. “PROPER planking FTW! #itswhatArielwoulddo,” theLast Friday Night singer tweeted. Luckily for everyone with a merperson fetish, there’s another creature who combs her hair with a fork and talks to crabs who is allegedly making a very similar video: Lady Gaga.
Using images created for her Edge of Glory video but later shelved. E! Online reports that Gaga’s mermaid video will likely feature her as her aquatic alter-ego Yuyi (of course), and will be the video for her next song. We are apparently not the only people who see the correlation. Tweeted Gaga’s choreographer Laurieann Gibsonfollowing Perry’s pic, “Proud of my artist #1 in the world @Ladygaga her vision & passion. Even though they try to steal a tail theres only 1 Mermaid. Swim On!!!” Enjoy your respective videos now, ladies. It’s going to look even more bizarre when you’re battling it out in matching Sasquatch costumes.
As Lady Gaga’s “Judas” video premiere nears, the controversy-loving lady wants the world to know that, sure, God give Gaga the lyrics to “Judas.” But He also gave her a sweet muscle car to ride around in while she lip-syncs them into a camera. “With Ginger! ‘Won’t poke holes in the seat with my heels, that’s where we make love’-Marry The Night,” Gaga tweeted, along with the photo of the flame-detailed El Camino. Lady Gaga: trying her best not to poke love-making holes into every vehicle she comes in contact with.
Not exactly sure how such a boss ride fits into the Biblical canon? Let Mother Monster explain. “Well, I want to allow the video to speak for itself, but I will say that the theme of the video and the way that I wanted to aesthetically portray the story was as a motorcycle Fellini movie, where the apostles are revolutionaries in a modern-day Jerusalem,” Gaga told MTV about the “Judas” video last week. “And I play Mary Magdalene, leading them into the town where we meet Jesus, and I will leave the rest for you to see. But it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.” Meanwhile, we’d like to celebrate our faith that leopard print bike shorts plus hot-orange flames equals one offensively good music video.
We’re a little worried about Nicole Scherzinger. She’s in L.A. shooting the music video for her song “Right There” and it seems like the dance moves are quite rigorous. Rigorous for a certain body part in particular. All Nicole seems to be focusing on for the video is shaking her booty – and she’s shaking it so hard we’re scared it might actually detach! We went through the whole lot of her photos, including both outfit changes (how the hell is he holding up that braid, BTW! Hello, extensions!) and she seems to be in some sort of squatting, jiggle pose in every single one. If you don’t believe us, then look at the gallery below for proof!
We get the dedication, Nicole. We also get that you have a nice butt. But we’re wondering how bad the song is because you’re clearly trying to draw attention away from the music to your moneymaker! Or is that the point? Is “Right There” supposed to mean “it’s all about my junk right there?”
Ke$ha, you know we think you are stink fabulous. If we every had to get a prison tattoo from a pop star, you would be very close to the top of our list. If Sarah Silverman’s unicorn video is any indication, however, today might be the day you scoop up your glitter-encrusted used undies and go, because you have been out ‘corned. To the strains of Aerosmith’s “Angel”, Silverman, wines, dines, and, yes, consummates her very serious relationship with Juicy Fruit’s Serenading Unicorn. Sarah’s not just hanging out in bars with any old legendary horned beast like in Ke$ha’s “Blow” video; she knows how to make a commitment. You could learn something from her, Ke$ha. Like that, and proper hygeine.
As if fornicating with mythological creatures wasn’t impressive enough, Sarah Silverman met President Obama recently and, despite spending just a few moments with him, managed to force him to picture her in the nude. “I’m going to be naked in a movie!” Silverman admitted blurting out in a convo with Barack in her interview with Piers Morgan. Hmm, and what are you doing with your spare time, Ke$ha? Taking your bra off for James Van Der Beek in the most awkward way possible? It’s like you’re not even trying anymore.
Katy Perry looks good without make-up. Just kidding! The singer has herself looking like the centerfold of a Klingon Playboy for Katy’s upcoming “E.T.” video, which drops March 31. Kanye joins Perry on the space-themed jam, though we highly doubt he subjected himself to hot pink forehead hieroglyphics. That being said, if West ended up going full diva-in-Fifth-Element for the shoot, we would not be happier. This look is a pretty large departure from the Candyland-on-acid costume Katy was sporting last summer for “California Girls.” Instead of whip-cream shooting out of boob canisters, we’re hoping Katy’s new vid has Alien babies exploding out of chest cavities. But you know, still all sexy-like.
Sticks & stones may break her bones, but chains and whips are going to get Rihanna deemed too hot for TV, now that Rihanna‘s “S&M” video is banned in 11 countries. “Southern Asian countries immediately banned it, MTV is considering a re-edit, and BBC Radio 1 has vetoed playing it until after 7pm,” the U.K.’s Daily Mirror reports. The steamy video for“S&M”, which features the songstress wearing see-through latex while walking Perez Hilton on a leash, is about “sadomasochist relationship with the press … it isn’t just about a bunch of whips and chains,” according to director Melina Matoukas. Ah, but of course! It’s just art!
Rihanna tweeted about the scandal after a fan expressed concern that the video would have to be heavily edited for TV. “MTV approved it before hand! So nope,” the flame-haired star reassured them. We hope the drama doesn’t throw RiRi her game, since the announcement just came that Rihanna and Drake will perform at the Grammys together. We personally think the video is more silly than sultry (ice cream covered in gemstones? ball-gags for the press? Adorbs!), but we guess we do live in a country that produced such gems as Madonna‘s “Human Nature” video or Madonna’s “Erotica” video, or…well, anything else Madonna did between 1991 and 1996. So what do you think? Is S&M really that offensive, or is this just Beyonce‘s perfurme commercial scandal all over again? As far as we’re concerned Rihanna could tap dance naked through Times Square and we wouldn’t do anything but applaud, but maybe that’s just us?
How much fierce can a 10 year old have? Ask Willow Smith that question and she’d probably whip her hair, and sashay away because she seems to be the epitome of fierce these days. The Na’vi-esque (but yellow) extensions she’s got going on are related to this, as Papa Will would say, badassitude. Willow’s shooting a music video for 21st Century Girlin L.A. It’s the new tune she’s about to start shilling, which her official facebook page describes as, “…a dance record, I know you love to dance, don’t cha.”
And she brought the cavalry with her. Dad, Mom Jada, brother Jaden and his co-star from Karate Kid, Jackie Chan, were all around to help Miss Willow dance. What do you think of her sunshine-and-leopard print ensemble?
Man, can’t one whole week go by without Taylor Swift throwing herself on her bed and sobbing into a body pillow? Jake Gyllenhaal must be dying for an angry song about him, because why else would Gyllenhaal dump Taylor Swift with no warning, and over the phone now less? According to a source reporting to US Magazine, “It was a 180-degree turn and so out of the blue.” Says another source, “Jake just told her it wasn’t working out…Taylor is really upset and hurt. She doesn’t know what she did for him to put a stop to it. She feels really burned by him.” Gyllenhaal is just sitting back and waiting for the acoustic guitar insults to start, isn’t he? Do not give him the satisfaction, Taylor! Maybe write him a jingle or a limerick, but he doesn’t deserve an epic ballad.
As if that wasn’t sniffle-inducing enough, Swift’s video for Back To December premieres today, an apologetic ballad rumored to be about ex Taylor Lautner. Taylor looks ephemeral and gorgeous as always in the winter-themed vid. They probably didn’t even plan to have fake snow falling; that’s actually angels weeping when they saw Swift getting emotional. Seriously, we will never understand how Swift can get a People’s Choice Award seemingly just by rolling out of bed, but can’t keep a decent man to save her life.