Leighton Meester, Mary Lambert + More Join Big Morning Buzz Live In The Gif Booth

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Former Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester displayed her vocal prowess this week on Big Morning Buzz Live, but she wasn’t the morning show’s only great music guest. Chet Faker, Mary Lambert and others immortalized their appearances by hopping into BMBL’s gif booth. Who knew these stars could pack so much entertainment into a few image frames?

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The Most Hilarious South Park Musician Parodies That Still Make Us Laugh Forever

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The folks at South Park do not mess around. When they parody someone, they go all out. And with famous musicians, there’s just so much fodder. You remember the Kanye West “gay fish” saga (which we’re pretty sure Kanye is still moody about). Show writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone can literally never run out of musicians to parody because, like Yeezy, musicians will always do things that warrant parodying. Hell, even if they don’t, South Park will parody them anyway. The latest musician to find themselves on the SP chopping block is VH1 You Oughta Know superstar Lorde, who unlike Kayne, has been a very good sport about it all.

But Kayne and Lorde aren’t the only ones to get the cartoon treatment. Jennifer Lopez has been a hand puppet, Bono has been a giant turd, Barbara Streisand has been a dinosaur, Celine Dion was married to Terence (of Terence and Philip fame) and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac as a goat. When you put it like that, Lorde got off pretty easy. Unfortunately, we couldn’t fit all the wonderful musician cameos on SP into this list (there’s SO many!), so instead we’ve made a list of the best musician parodies from the shows’ 18 seasons.

8 Reasons Why We Love Erykah Badu, Music’s Most Beloved Weirdo

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-By Phoebe Robinson

If you were a black girl during the summer of 1997, three things were of importance of to you: finding someone to grease your scalp while you watched Living Single, rooting for Serena and Venus Williams to become the tennis powerhouses they are today, and listening to Erykah Badu‘s debut disc Baduizm. Heck, even if you weren’t a black woman, you were well aware of that classic album. It sold over three million copies, highlighted Badu’s Billie Holiday-esque vocals, and secured her two Grammy awards, but most importantly, it announced her arrival as a force to be reckoned within the music industry. And while her popularity has waned a bit (whose hasn’t after 17 years in the business?), Badu’s legacy can be seen and felt all around us. Read on for 8 reasons why we still adore her.

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Find Out About Heavy Metal’s Latino Heritage In Honor Of National Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th to October 15th and finished up a couple days ago, pays tribute to Hispanic Americans’ rich contribution to the history and culture of the United States. One thing that most metalheads know, is Hispanic Americans have also made huge contributions to the history and culture of heavy metal music. Some of metal’s biggest acts include members from a variety of Hispanic backgrounds, from Chilean-born Slayer frontman Tom Araya to journeyman bassist Rudy Sarzo who lived in Havana, Cuba until the age of 11. It’s a story that doesn’t get told much and surprises those ignorant of the genre and we thought it was time to set the record straight. Read more…