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Sneak Peek Taylor Swift’s “Mine”

The last time we sneak peeked a Taylor Swift video, it was for “The Best Day,” a warm and fuzzy song about her relationship with her mom. Now it’s for “Mine,” a warm and fuzzy song about a boy — a boy who “made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter.”

Like “The Best Day,” this video cycles through images that highlight the relationship. But an engagement ring is the most important prop here, not baby toys. Yep, country’s brightest little star is all grown up.

The single “Mine” is from Taylor’s new album, Speak Now, to be released October 25. Check back Friday, Aug.25, at 8:30PM EST to watch the video’s full world premiere.

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Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah, Natasha Bedingfield, Reese Witherspoon Stand Up To Cancer

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Queen Latifah, Stevie Wonder and Natasha Bedingfield will be among those participating in a musical collaboration set to air during the previously announced Stand Up to Cancer fund-raising event, which is set to air on VH1 (among many stations) on Sept. 10 at 8/7c. Additionally, celebs like Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen and Christina Applegate will be participating in the event. Current talent lineup and more details are in the press release below…

An extraordinary line-up of actors, musicians, athletes and journalists have banded together for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the groundbreaking initiative aimed at raising funds to accelerate innovative cancer research bringing new therapies to patients quickly that will saves lives now. Stand Up To Cancer will return to primetime TV on September 10, 2010, at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT. The one-hour fundraising event will be simulcast live and commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One, and VH1.

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Linkin Park Prepares For Their Comeback With “Catalyst” (Photos)

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Of all the bands that were born during the mid-90s nu metal era, few would have predicted that Linkin Park would one day be recognized as the genre’s most successful act. While Korn and Limp Bizkit grabbed all of the early headlines, both bands found themselves with rapidly declining followings by the time the early 2000s rolled along. Linkin Park, on the other hand, has managed to stay artistically and commercially viable to this date.

The band is preparing to launch their fourth studio album, A Thousand Suns, on September 14. We’re still a few weeks away from the video debut of the album’s first single, “Catalyst,” but we managed to get our paws on a few stills from the video and wanted to pass them along to you. It’s tough to tell exactly what’s going on here, but based upon the presence of exploding paintballs in a few of these shots, our fingers are crossed that they found creative inspiration from the movie Gotcha!

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Train’s Comeback Continues With A Special Unplugged Performance

If the Grammys gave out a Comeback Performer Of The Year award (and, really, why don’t they?), the guys from Train would have to prepare themselves an acceptance speech. After all but disappearing from the music scene for nearly five years, last October saw the release of their album Save Me San Francisco. Although expectations weren’t high for the band to reclaim their former position as hitmakers, the song “Hey, Soul Sister” came out of nowhere to be a massive smash not only on radio, but also in our Top 20 Video Countdown. And now, the band’s second single, “If It’s Love,” is connecting, too; it’s currently sitting in the #7 spot in our countdown this week. And that’s not all!

Patrick Monahan and the rest of the fellas in Train recently took time out of their touring schedule to sit down for their first Unplugged session. The band performed six songs, two of which you can see in this post, the rest of which are available on Train’s Unplugged page. Above, you can watch them perform their monster single, “Hey, Soul Sister.” And below, watch them cover Rihanna’s “Umbrella” with the help of some very lucky audience members.

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Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” Video (30-Second Sneak Peek)

Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” is, without a doubt, the song of the summer of 2010. Not only has it been perched near the top of the Billboard charts since June, it’s also still sitting high atop our weekly Top 20 Video Countdown. That said, there’s only a few weeks left until the release of her new LP, Teenage Dream, and the best way to get fans excited to go out and purchase the new album is to release another catchy single and another sexy video. As you’ll see, the future Mrs. Russell Brand really delivers on both fronts; the Max Martin produced song has one of the year’s most bangin’ choruses (right up there with Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug”) and, well, Perry has never looked better than she does in this video. You’ll have to wait until next week to see the whole thing, but hopefully this snippet will tide you over until then.

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The Short List‘s 10 Craziest Lady Gaga Fashion Moments

“It’s short and it’s fun, it counts down from 10 to 1, it’s The Short List,” goes the theme to VH1′s new, abbreviated countdown show. And so it does, and so it is. The premiere episode ran down the list of Lady Gaga‘s 10 Craziest Fashion Moments. Check out the clip above and the entire tally below…

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Watch A 30-Second Sneak Peek Of Estelle’s “Fall In Love”

Back in the summer of 2008, it seemed like you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing Estelle‘s monster smash, “American Boy.” After spending two years on the road and in the studio (not to mention collecting a Grammy along the way, too!), Estelle is back with her new single, “Fall In Love,” and her new album, All Of Me. Even though you’ll have to wait until September 28 to hear her whole album, we’ve got a :30 sneak of the hot new video for you today. We’ll have the whole video premiere ready for you to watch online tomorrow, and also be sure to keep an eye out on the weekly VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown to see how this song — that also features Nas and John Legend! — performs this summer.

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Sneak Peek: T.I. and Keri Hilson Enter the Race For Song of the Summer With “Got Your Back”

It’s hard to believe it, but a quick check of the calendar shows that we’re almost halfway through the summer. Yes, already! On a related note, a quick check of the pop charts and our own Top 20 Video Countdown shows that Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls” has had a stranglehold on the top spot for the last few weeks, clearly cementing herself as the favorite to take home the this year’s Song of the Summer prize. However, don’t go engraving her name on the award just yet! Atlanta’s prodigal son, T.I., has been out of the clink and hard at work in the studio for a few months now and is ready to enter the race with “Got Your Back” (with a chorus featuring the sultry vocals of Keri Hilson). We’re excited to bring you a :30 sneak of the video here on the VH1 Blog today, and be sure to tune in to our Top 20 Video Countdown this weekend to see the whole thing. Let us know what you think in the comments!

by (@unclegrambo)

Special Sneak Preview Of Sheryl Crow’s New Single, “Summer Day”

Immediately following a weekend in which most of you (we hope!) spent time outside celebrating America’s birthday with family and friends, we’re excited to bring you a :30 sneak peek at Sheryl Crow‘s latest video, a video which sees her, her bandmates and even her son, Wyatt, enjoying the simple pleasures of the great outdoors. The song, “Summer Day,” is the catchy and altogether summery-feeling first single from her seventh studio album, 100 Miles From Memphis. As Crow herself explains over at her official website, “I wanted to experiment with writing something simple and positive, the feeling of a great, solid love?not just a new love, but something everlasting.” We’ll have the full video for you to check out online on Thursday and, no doubt, you’re sure to see this song rising in our Top 20 Video Countdown just as fast as the mercury is rising in thermometers across the country this week.

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Maroon 5 Is Back With “Misery” (30-Second Sneak Peek)

It’s been a little over three years since Maroon 5 released their last studio album, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long. Led by singles “Wake Up Call” and “Makes Me Wonder”, the record was both a domestic and international smash, minting Adam Levine and the boys as true superstars of the music industry.

This September, Maroon 5 will be releasing their latest album, Hands All Over. The band holed up in the studio with super-producer/hit maker Robert “Mutt” Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, Shania Twain) and came out with another batch of slinky jams that you’ll surely be blasting on your stereos for many moons to come. We’ll be debuting the video for the record’s first single, “Misery” on Thursday, but until then, we’ve got a 30-second sneak and a few stills that ought to whet your appetite.