Great Success? Drake Was The Borat To Chris Brown’s Terrorist For Halloween

by (@zaragolden)

Last night, Chris Brown wore what must be the year’s most mistaken Halloween costume out trick-or-treating, earning himself near-unanimous disgust from across the internet. Headscarves on, beards “grown” long and guns held up and a blazin’ over their heads, Breezy and friends dressed to match as terrorists, posting the above picture to Instagram with a caption that read, “Ain’t nobody F—ing wit my clique!!!!#ohb.” No matter how you cut it, the costume bares little resemblance to “a sugar skull,” and was not likely inspired by some “MAC cosmetic design he saw;” rather, it’s culturally insensitive and boasting of violence, something a guy his history should be weary of. And that’s all to say nothing of the fact that he wore the “terrorizing” costume to Rihanna‘s party. Really, was CVS all out of Honey Boo Boo costumes by the time you got there? Read more…

Lady Gaga Vs. Rihanna: Who Did Halloween Ganja Queen Better?

by (@lindseyweber)

Apparently, these two pop divas forgot to coordinate their Halloween costumes—or DID THEY? I hope they got together for some celebratory “hangouts” before going out, because both women went dressed as each of their favorite past time: Marijuana. But because this is a blog and I a mere human, I had to pit these two Ganja Queens against each other in a BATTLE FOR THE THRONE.

Who deserves the very strong smelling grand prize?

There are categories! This is serious.

“Ain’t Nobody Gonna Run Me Off That Show” Nicki Minaj Says In Trailer For “Nicki Minaj: My Truth”


Mark our words: Nicki Minaj is gunning for her own reality TV show. And why shouldn’t she?

A few days ago Nicki Minaj excitedly tweeted about her upcoming E! special and the Barbz went nuts. “Nicki Minaj: My Truth” is a three part series giving a glimpse of the Harajuku Barbie’s chaotic life as she tours the world, preps for the release of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up and tackles her new gig as host on American Idol. E! was granted 21 days of access to film Nicki for the special that airs on Sunday, November 4 at 10:30PM ET. If you’ve racked your brain guessing what the special will include the wait is over. Sort of. Read more…

Is This Chilling Trailer A Preview For Kanye West’s Cruel Winter?

by (@zaragolden)

Hard to say at this point if Kanye West has actual plans to follow-up G.O.O.D. Music’s all-star comp Cruel Summer with some sort of seasonal Cruel Winter album. Q-Tip says he’s in, but Summer standout Pusha T doesn’t seem to have anything marked in his calendar (yet at least). But as you’ll remember, the Cruel Summer summer kicked-off with a short film, and now look what’s surfaced: a teaser trailer for Cruel Winter, another short film created by Austin Christianson and presented by none less than Cruel king Kanye West. The clip takes an icy blue-gray hue, while bare tree limbs shivering in the wind and a voice over threatens a new world order. It’s pretty, ambitious and ominous — three things Kanye most oft wont be! — and it’s plausible that this might be the work of DONDA, but for now details are still short. What could it all mean? Read more…

CeeLo Goes Full Mariah Carey With Christmas Album, “CeeLo’s Magic Moment”

by (@lindseyweber)

It’s officially the day after Halloween which means we’re only two months away from the holidays. For the inherently festive that means: Christmas music. Naturally, America’s jolliest soul singer, CeeLo Green, has officially released his contribution to the Christmas canon. A Christmas album gives an artist to truly live eternally, piped through the speakers of a Bloomingdales during the holiday shopping rush, as Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want For Christmas” has been for the past 100 years. Will CeeLo join the greats in Xmas eternity? Let’s go over the track list and see. Does CeeLo have the festivity it takes?

Wiz Khalifa Is Solo In “Tweak Is Heavy”


Wiz Khalifa‘s in the office. Solo. But he isn’t getting any work done. The visuals for “The Tweak Is Heavy” from his Cabin Fever 2 mixtape is pretty minimalist. It looks like Wiz in the basement of a cold building. There’s a phone and laptop on the bare desk, but those are merely props since they aren’t being used. Instead he partakes in the luxuries of champagne and cigar smoking. And peep the no shirt under the jacket steez. What’s that really about? Read more…

The Songs Of Nashville, Episode 4: More Music, Less Shoplifting!


The Music Of Nashville

This week on Nashville, the focus was less on the music and more on the love triangles and campy drama. Which was too bad, because this show excels at the music more than the camp. If I want to see a story about a young, immature starlet with mommy issues who likes to shoplift, I’ll peruse TMZ, thanksverymuch. But I still have a few highlights and things to discuss about episode 4, entitled “We Live In Two Different Worlds.” The first thing is this detailed, awesome interview with show creator Callie Khouri. The interview, posted this week over on Vulture, gets way in-depth about Khouri’s inspiration for the show. Read more…

New York And New Jersey Artists Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi To Perform For Hurricane Sandy Telethon


Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi To Perform for Hurricane Sandy Telethon

Thankfully we survived Hurricane Sandy. Aside from a few power outages, flooded subways and cabin fever we weathered the storm with our Hurricane Sandy playlist. Surviving is one thing, but damage to the states of New Jersey and New York City is another. It’s going to be a long road to rebuilding and restoration. In an effort to help victims affected by the storm NBC Universal announced it will hold an one hour telethon with funds donated to the Red Cross. Read more…

Tuned In: Vampire Weekend Celebrate Halloween By Debuting A New Song On Jimmy Kimmel Live

by (@zaragolden)

With the exception of a side project here and a remix there, the boys of Vampire Weekend have hung mostly low since the release of their chart-topping 2010 album Contra. But word has it that they’re now back to work on a followup, and so it seems they are finally ready to share with the world wide what they’ve been doing in that studio. Last night while the world was passed-out post-sugar high, they showed up to Jimmy Kimmel Live for a special all hallows eve performance. And though they were done-up in full skeleton face paint, they brought no tricks just better than fun sized treats for the audience: their bouncy and grammar savvy hit “Oxford Comma” and a brand new track called “Unbelievers.”

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Ludacris Makes Fist Pumping “Rest Of My Life” EDM Song With Usher And David Guetta


Ludacris, Usher, David Guetta Team Up for EDM Track

EDM is the new wave of the future for music. No, seriously. Ludacris is the latest artist to jump on the bandwagon of EDM craze with his latest single “Rest Of My Life” featuring Usher and David Guetta. Usher opens the track with his airy vocals to the house-electro production by David Guetta. Luda raps, “They say what don’t kill me can make me stronger/So two drinks tonight should help me live longer.” The song isn’t exactly innovative. Like any other EDM track, expect to see 20 somethings fist pumping when this drops in the club. Read more…