Posts By Samantha Friedman

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Friday Face-Off: Superstition Edition!

Don’t walk under that ladder! Is that a black cat behind you?

Don’t even think about letting that mirror crack…

Sorry, we get a bit superstitious on days like today. Ya know, Friday the 13th kind of days. But we aren’t the only people sporting healthy doses of paranoia, oh no no. Europe and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble have got the same idea. Today is the day of SUPERSTITION! Step on a crack and you might just break your mother’s back. That is how the saying goes, yes? So avoid the cracks and hit these videos. Watch now and decide whether Europe’sSuperstitious” or Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s cover of “Superstition” does the notion of irrational fears better. Now skidaddle!

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Friday Face-Off: Let It Snow Edition!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Well… almost at least. December is here and we’re looking forward to a whole lot of holiday goodness and snowfall. Within reason of course. What’s better than cuddling up on a wintry night with a good book, a crackling fire and an awesome music video dedicated to snowfall? Nothing, that’s what. And thus, we’ve decided to bring you two great songs sprinkled with so many snowflakes, you’ll want to grab your snow boots – and maybe even your toboggan. Do you think New Found Glory‘s video for “I Don’t Wanna Know” or AFI‘s “Love Like Winter” does a snow day better? Vote now and decide for yourself!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Justin Bieber, “All That Matters”

Is it just us, or is it getting hot in here? It’s no secret our man Justin Bieber has been sexing up his image lately – he’s sporting buff biceps left and right, rocking the shirtless look like he’s lost in the desert, and is constantly spotted canoodling with gorgeous women (and/or hookers).

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Friday Face-Off: Workout Edition!

Hello  my food coma compatriots. I know, yesterday was a big day for us. We ate, maybe socialized with some family, then ate some more. It was epic. And now we are oh so very full. But it’s time to take off the Snuggie, pry yourself off of the couch and dust the crumbs off your lap. It’s time to work off all those beautiful calories we gobbled down with one ultimate workout. Cause baby you know those cals ain’t gonna burn themselves. So, let’s take a cue from the svelte n’ sexy Britney Spears and hot poppa Kanye West to figure out how to get through this dreaded gym routine. Vote now and decide whether Britney’s “Work B**ch” or Kanye’s “The New Workout Plan” gets us more amped to break a sweat like it’s nobody’s bidness. Ready, set, GO!

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SNACK ATTACK! Musicians With Names Inspired By Food

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You know that feeling when your belly is growling, you’re acting a crazy shade of cranky and you’d kill for a dang bar of chocolate? Yeah, that’s called hunger. Wait a minute… what did you think I was talking about?

Thanksgiving is just TWO days away, and the VH1 team has one thing on the mind: FOOD. Okay, and music too. Whether your favorite T-Day treat is sweet potato mash (and y’all know it’s gotta have that marshmallow topping deliciousness) or a perfectly basted leg o’ turkey, we know you love this foodie day as much as we do. Thus, in honor of this feast-ivity, we’ve created a list of our favorite bands and solo artists who have names inspired by food and the delightful process of munching and noshing. Eminem made the list of course, a closeted M&M’s candy junkie, or so we  imagine thanks to his infamous name. Then there’s Iron & Wine, Chickenfoot and so many more. But I won’t give them away, I’ll let you sort through our menu. Heh, I mean… gallery. So grab a napkin and some utensils and check out 30 Musicians Who’ve Named Themselves After Food! It’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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Friday Face-Off: Angsty-Girl Song Edition!

You know what was better that your angsty teenage years? Everything. But just because that period of extreme insecurity, emotional volatility and irrational arguments with  parents are behind us (mostly), doesn’t me we can’t look back and chuckle at the days gone past. Michelle Branch and Alanis Morissette undoubtedly got me through the days of catty girl-fights, brutal break-ups and inexplicable hostility… towards life. Vote now and decide whether Alanis’s “You Oughta Know” or Michelle’s “Are You Happy Now?” satisfies your rage spells with more fiery finesse. All hail the queens of sass.

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Friday Face-Off: Lady Gaga Edition!

Lady Gaga‘s eagerly-awaited and endlessly-discussed album ARTPOP finally dropped this Monday, and it appears as if the extended marketing campaign for the LP is working, as projections have her selling approximately 260,000 copies of her latest collection of songs. It’s no shock this fashion-clad, envelope-pushing music mastermind is making such a splash – she’s always surprising the masses. So let’s give a shout out to some of her past hits, and see which song reigns supreme. Do you think Lady Gaga’s video for “Born This Way” or “Alejandro” makes fans go the Gaga-est? Vote now and decide!

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Friday Face-Off: Eminem Edition

Guess which sweetastic album dropped this past Tuesday? Eminem‘s album Marshall Mathers LP 2, of course! And let me tell you, that man knows how to whip up some good music. The album boasts collaborations with songstresses P!nk and Rihanna… just to name a few. And if that hasn’t gotten you excited, his music video for “Berzerk” is totally, well… Berzerk. But even though we’re embracing the new Eminem musical renditions, we’ve got to give a shout out to his old hits! So vote now and tell us whether you think Eminem is at his best with “Berzerk” or “Cleanin’ Out My Closet.”

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Friday Face-Off: Candy Overdose Edition! Bruce Springsteen Vs. Iggy Pop

Halloween was yesterday – which means you’re probably still picking caramel out of your teeth… and maybe nursing a hangover. But just ’cause it’s Friday, doesn’t mean all that sugary goodness is finished… in fact, I’ve got an inkling you’ve got a healthy (or not so healthy) leftover supply. I know some rockin’ guys who’ve got a taste for the sweet stuff themselves. You might recognize them? It’s Bruce Springsteen who croons “Candy’s Room” and Iggy Pop who serenades us with “Candy“. So vote now (before you crash from that sugar high) and tell us which guy does “candy” better!

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Check Yo Self Before U Wreck Yo Self! 15 Slang Terms You Should Be Embarrassed To Use

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People. It’s time to reassess our approach to life – after all – the New Year is almost here (I know, sounds totes cray, ryyght?) WHICH brings me to my next point. When one door opens, another door must close… or a mouth. What I mean is, we need to get our vocabularies in check. You might not realize this, but the slang terms you’ve been using  are dating you. Badly. (I’m lookin’ at you ’80s babies.) When we use words that have reached their expiration date, we not only risk vernacular food poisoning, but we put our “cool factor” at risk. And obvi, no one wants that. So please, have a seat, make yourself some Earl Grey and mosey through my comprehensive guide to 15 Slang Terms You Need To Retire.

It’s time guys. It’s time.