Chart-topping fox Rihanna has teamed up with Maroon 5 on the band’s song “If I Never See Your Face Again” from last year’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long. The above behind-the-scenes clip features a scantily clad Rihanna facing off against Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine for what the band’s label head described as a “battle of the sexes style duet.” Check back here next Tuesday to see the sparks fly between Maroon and Rihanna in the video.
There’s also a very interesting guest on the set of the video whose face is blurred out — can you guess who might have been visiting RiRi?
What’s better than having Radiohead in your living room? Well, nothing. But second to that, we’re bringing an intimate clip to your computer screen from the band’s upcoming show Radiohead_In Rainbows_From the Basement, airing on VH1 on May 3rd at midnight. Above, the band play the gorgeously haunting “Reckoner,” shot in a studio as the band prepare to hit the road on a massive world tour.
Radiohead’s Artist Page and Music Videos
After Tuesday?s train wreck, how would the six Idol hopefuls fare? The musical theater songs of Sir Andrew Lord Webber, as the judges rightly noted, are more complex than most of the pop hits the contestants have so far taken on; the bigger voices carried the night, and the more musically adept performers seemed closest to making it to the next round. But how would America vote?
After a season of intentionally provoking our contestants into the most deliciously awkward, humiliating and shameful of situations, the producers of Idol have clearly lost all sense of restraint. On last night?s American Idol, the songs of musical theater composer Andrew Llloyd Webber served as the ?music of the night.? Throughout the season, anecdotes and baby pictures have painted pictures of our contestants? childhoods. Tonight we learned who had friends in middle school (Brooke, Carly and Jason Cook), and who spent most of afternoons organizing collections of Broadway revival programs (Syesha Mercado, David Cook). While Carly, Jason and Brooke all seemed reluctant about the theatrical challenge of this campy composer, Cook, Archuletta and Mercado were clearly up to the challenge.
Mariah Says No To Babies
The Butterfly-loving chart-topper isn’t interested in having kids. Probably best for someone who considers herself “eternally 12.” [NYD]
Bey & Jay Confirm What You Already Knew
The first couple of hip-hop filed their marriage license. In Scarsdale. Jay then caught the 5:17 back to the city to play racquetball. [People]
Paris & Benji: Two Months and Counting!
The terrible twosome have made it through eight weeks already. They celebrated with dinner, a movie, and laser tag [Ed: WTF?]. [People]
Natalie Portman Gets Pissed [On]
Check out the bitch who did it. [Huffington Post]
You’ve already seen the tour de force video for Madonna‘s single “4 Minutes to Save the World” featuring Justin Timberlake — now see what the duo got up to behind the scenes. Follow Justin and Madonna around on the set in the clip above, and find out who’s got the dirtier mouth, and which George Michael song Justin spontaneously starts singing.
After spending time helping others, Idol returned to the job of dumping someone from its ranks. Last night?s results episode dilly-dallied with recounting Wednesday?s philanthropy, which clearly unnerved the top eight contestants. Each must have been nervous about getting the axe. During the wait? Hot air from all three presidential hopefuls, and some truly awful performances. By now you know that Michael Johns? is history. After the jump you?ll find out what last night?s five worst moments were.
Last night American Idol took a brief but extravagant hiatus from our usual who-sucks-the-most Wednesday night routine to present the celeb-studded benefit concert portion of the Idol Gives Back campaign. Besides raising money for worthy charities from viewer donations, the night featured more famous and entertaining reasons not to totally hate on producers for the results delay.
Below, a recap of last night’s best arguments for giving.
In honor of tonight’s Idol Gives Back charity broadcast, the American Idol contestants were charged with singing ?inspirational songs,? a genre apparently fluid enough to include anything from Judy Garland to Queen. The eight remaining finalists inspired less than they ought. Let?s review:
While guest host Dolly Parton had only the sweetest words for all of our top nine, last night marked the end of the road for yet another of our American Idol hopefuls. The bad news? This week?s loser was totally predictable — a long-awaited demise anyone could have anticipated. The good news? After tonight?s elimination, we?re down to a solid core of professionals and wannabes, all with a shot in heck at some form of post-Idol stardom. In other words, start taking notes — the annoying faces that grace your screen this week may grace your screen as guest performers and talking heads on future seasons of Idol. After weeks of waiting, the true competition starts.