Posts By Lauren Harris

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Surprise Star in Gnarls Barkley’s “Run”

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Like we told you yesterday, we got the brand new Gnarls Barkley video for you. You didn’t get us anything? That’s OK. We just want you to enjoy Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse tearing it up on this cable access-goes-Museum of Modern Art clip. Extra points if you can figure out who the host is. Hint: he brought something back a little while ago, and he’s not only inducting Madonna into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he’s helping her with her new album Hard Candy.

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Gnarls Barkley: Get Ready to “Run”

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It’s been too long since we last heard from Gnarls Barkley — when they release their album Odd Couple this April, it’ll have been 23 months since the monster, “Crazy”-inducing St. Elsewhere dropped. (But who’s counting?) Thankfully, the most inventive pair in hip-hop are back with their new single “Run,” and we’ll premiere the video tomorrow. To tide you over, they snuck us a couple of images from the video.

Take the jump to see another shot from the video, and come back tomorrow to watch the video!

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Exclusive: Mariah Heads To Bed With a Nerd

Yesterday we snuck you a look at 45 seconds of Mariah’s new video for “Touch My Body.” With the dorky guy from 30 Rock, frisbees and lingerie pillow fights, we didn’t think it could get any more awesomely bizarre. We were wrong.

Each time the diva releases a new album, we learn something new about her. Here’s a few things we picked up from the video:

1. It’s totally fine to open your door to delivery men, technicians and other guests wearing little more than a bra and panties.

2. Mariah’s a worthy opponent at Laser Tag.

3. She raided Britney Spears‘ costume trailer from “Baby One More Time.”

4. She’s a total tech nerd, quite fluent in the language of upload times.

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Look and Smell Like Amy Winehouse

winehouseAmy Winehouse is adding to her already extensive resume; in addition to being a Grammy-award winning singer, a convict’s wife, and — depending on when you talk to her — a habitual drug user (or a recovering one), Winehouse is planning on releasing a line of cosmetic products. Known more for her voice than her personal hygiene, Winehouse does sport a unique style that’s been cited by designers as inspiring since she first hit the scene.

“Amy?s style has been copied by girls around the country and there?s a lot of money to be made. It?s a very distinctive look,” a source close to the deal told The Sun. In anticipation of the cosmetics deal Amy is sitting down to ink his week, we came up with a prospective product line:

*Rat’s Nest Hair Spray

*Lip Stain in Self-Harm

*Easy-Run Eye Liner for visiting your hubby in jail (color: Blake Incarcerated)

*Eau d’ Hotel Mini Bar

*Nose Powder

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Exclusive Mariah Carey Video Sneak Peek

Drumroll please…not only does Mariah Carey have a beautiful voice and an incredible new album coming out (and we should know, we just listened to it), she’s also got a great sense of humor. In this sneak preview of Mimi’s video for her first single off of E=MC?, “Touch My Body,” she invites the delightfully dorky Jack McBrayer (who you might know as Kenneth from 30 Rock) to, uh, touch her body, have a lingerie pillow-fight and play frisbee. And that’s just from the 45 seconds we’ve seen!

Come back on Tuesday at midnight when we’ll have the full premiere for “Touch My Body.”

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Sara Bareilles Goes Gold, to Olive Garden

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The incredibly talented Sara Bareilles is out on the road with James Blunt on the You Oughta Know Tour. We asked the piano-playing phenom to give us updates from the road, and given that she?s such a sweetheart, she obliged. In her latest installment, Sara has some big news:

I’m so excited!!!!!!! I just found out that my album Little Voice has gone Gold!! This is insane. I don’t even really know how to process the whole thing. I found out from my manager and then ran to tell my bandmates (Josh, Javier, and Chad) and we all high-fived and let our jaws hang open for a bit. I have to be honest, it’s such an incredible experience we get to have every day, being out on the road. I mean, we actually get to make and share music for a living. That in and of itself is a huge deal…and we all remind each other that every day. But I must say, Gold Record feels pretty cool too. :) It’s actually the coolest thing ever. I think we should celebrate. Last time we all celebrated something it was Javier’s Birthday at Chuck E. Cheese’s. I think we should step it up this time. We’re going to Olive Garden. Cheers!

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Mary J.’s Gonna Tell You A Story

A few weeks back, Mary J. Blige came in and filmed her very own Storytellers, playing the hits from What’s the 411? on up to her latest Growing Pains. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul shared the stories behind all the songs, and on Monday, February 25th at 8 p.m., VH1 is airing the show. Check back on Friday when we’ll have a few sneak cuts of songs that didn’t make the show.

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Sara Bareilles & the Tour Bus From Hell

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The incredibly talented Sara Bareilles is out on the road with James Blunt on the You Oughta Know Tour. We asked the piano-playing phenom to give us updates from the road, and given that she’s such a sweetheart, she obliged. In her first installment, Sara tells us what she did on Valentine’s Day, and why having a tour bus might not be all it’s cracked up to be.

I’m sitting in the front lounge of our beautiful new bus, and it’s Valentine’s night. I wish I was out celebrating with friends but I’m nursing a cold instead of a beer. Needless to say, I’m so excited to be a part of this VH1 You Oughta Know Tour. The shows have all been sold out so far, and I know that both James Blunt and I have been thrilled with the whole experience. We are getting to play INCREDIBLE venues and there are so many wonderful listeners coming out to support. But since it’s more fun to hear the sordid details than how perfect everything is…

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Winger On the Road: Then & Now

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As of Valentine?s Day, hair metal hell-raisers Winger are hitting the road in support of their brand-new Winger Live CD and DVD. We found out from lead singer (and band namesake) Kip Winger what we can expect from their latest trip out on the road. Check after the jump for the full interview, but here are a few hints in the meantime: no hitting on 20-year-olds, crunchy stuff, and a few surprise covers thrown into the band?s incendiary live show.

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Amy Grabs Grammys, Drops Hubby?

amy_winehouseTabloid staple Amy Winehouse cleaned up last night at the Grammys in more ways than one, winning five out of the six categories she was nominated for. The singer reminded the world what she was famous for when she performed “You Know I’m No Good” and “Rehab.” But there was one person who might have been less than thrilled for Winehouse — her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil. It seems Blake’s a bit worried since Amy’s been attempting to climb on the wagon, and he knows that if she gets sober, there’s a distinct possibility Winehouse might see him for the leech he is. According to Perez Hilton, Blake decided not to discuss these concerns with his Grammy-winning wife, and instead wrote an open letter to his wife, pleading with her to stay, and releasing it to the media:

Baby, oh darling. Please don’t leave me Amy. I’m so worried that now you’re thinking straight you’ll realise I’m not worthy of you. Oh God, please don’t leave me. I’ll do anything to show you my heart and loyalty is with you. I did tell my mum how you fell asleep on visits ? and although sometimes I think your dad hurts me unnecessarily I love him and respect him. Me and my family are finished for good. No visits, phone calls, nothing. I love my new family and can’t wait to show them I’m not just a f*cking loser and that I can look after their daughter. That’s if you can find it in your heart to trust me. Your [sic] my family now, if you’ll all have me. Pls don’t leave me Amy, Pls. I love you so much, Blake xxx.

Note: Blake, if she’s so worth it, spell out “please.” Also, we don’t think you have much to worry about; during her performance last night she screamed out “Blake” and thanked “my Blake incarcerated” during her acceptance speech for Record of the Year. You’ll recall that Amy’s mom wrote her an open letter back in December, pleading with her to get help. What is it with this family that they only communicate through open letters to tabloids?