Dance Cam Slam Will Have You All Up Screaming Yeah!

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We’ve asked you this before, but it can’t hurt to ask again: Do you like to dance? Do you have a computer? Do you like money? If you answered yes to all three of these questions, then you?re not only going to love Dance Cam Slam, but you should probably enter to appear on the show, too! We’re only a few days away from the show’s premiere at 10/9c on Tuesday, October 26, and we just wanted to share some of the amazingness that we have received at the show’s casting site. Since you’ve already seen our compilations of contestants performing to “Bootylicious” and “Everybody Dance Now,” we figured it’s high time to share this clip of people just like you getting down to Usher’s “Yeah” (including Philip from Money Hungry).

Kings Of Leon, Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

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There’s an ancient maxim that claims people either have brains or beauty, never both. But Caleb and Jared Followill of the Kings of Leon are an exception to the rule. They seem to have it all, plus a sense of humor! The humor element is what we weren’t entirely expecting when the Nashville-based crew sat down to talk with VH1 News’ Janell Snowden about their new album, Come Around Sundown. That’s not to say the standard topics weren’t covered, like how their music has evolved and what it feels like to win a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

But both of the Followill brothers had such a self-deprecating, polite sense of humor and were so spontaneous and lighthearted that VH1′s BestWeekEver.tv clipped out the funniest moments of the Kings of Leon interview. Check VH1.com later to watch the full VH1 interview and vote for the Kings of Leon’s single “Radioactive” on VH1′s Top 20 Video Countdown.

VH1.com To Stream Premiere Of Kanye West’s Runaway Film

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Here’s a heads-up that in addition to premiering on MTV, BET and MTV2, Kanye West‘s short film Runaway (featuring the song of the same name) will simultaneously stream live on VH1.com, MTV.com and BET.com. This is all going down Saturday, October 23 at 8/7c. More details in the press release excerpt below:

Capitalizing on this burst of energy in the ongoing campaign towards the much-anticipated November 22 release of his new album, West boarded a plane for Europe and elsewhere, embarking on a whirlwind tour of the globe. Beginning in Paris, and then moving on to London, Tokyo and Sydney, Kanye hosted VIP premieres of Runaway the short film debut and visual accompaniment to the new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Written and directed by West ? and starring Kanye and Selita Ebanks – MTV News hailed Runaway as ?an intense and gorgeous experience that should earn West some serious credibility as a filmmaker.? Runaway will make its television and online premiere on Saturday, October 23 at 8:00pm EST/PST via a simultaneous broadcast event on MTV, BET, MTV2 and live stream on MTV.com, BET.com and VH1.com. Immediately following the film, Kanye will take part in a live Q&A session from MTV headquarters in Times Square.? VH1 will debut the film on Tuesday, October 26 at 12am EST/PST. Kanye has always dreamed of bringing his music to life in the form of film; Runaway is the realization of that dream.? A tale of loss and renewal, through West?s ambitious new film we are able to glimpse his unique vision as never before.

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VH1 Posted: 30 Seconds To Mars Drummer Is Glad To Be Back In The U.S.A.

by (@unclegrambo)

We just received an email from 30 Seconds To Mars drummer Shannon Leto, so we wanted to make sure to get it in your hot little hands as quickly as possible. Don?t forget, we?re constantly grabbing updates from Shannon and the rest of the guys all month long and putting them up over on our VH1 Posted site. Enjoy!

Hello all, just landed in NYC from London, slept the whole way! We were over there to do Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show, and it was amazing, one of those times where you’re challenged with all sorts of things the whole day and then it all works out at the end. It’s kind of how it is when you try to do the best you can possibly do. Anyway, I’m here in NYC for a couple of days, where we will focus on the production aspect of our sold-out arena tour in the UK and Europe. Of course, we have nothing in place yet, and the tour starts in six weeks!!! Yeee haaaaw!!!
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[Photo Credit: Shannon Leto]

Michael Bublé Takes Life In The Fast Lane To Task In “Hollywood”

by (@unclegrambo)

Michael Bublé scored himself the biggest pop hit of his young career earlier this year with “Just Haven’t Met You Yet,” the first single off his Crazy Love LP. Just in time for the holidays, he’s re-releasing the album along with a brand new, 8-song EP called Crazy Love Hollywood Edition. The new EP’s first single is its title track, “Hollywood,” in which Bublé warns that pursuing fame and fortune in today’s TMZ/Radar Online/Perez Hilton culture isn’t as valuable as finding your own inner strength. If you find this statement to be somewhat ironic coming from Bublé, you’re not alone: As much as we love him, it’s a difficult task to listen to this kind of rhetoric coming from a dude whose dating history is riddled with the likes of Emily Blunt and Argentinian supermodels.

That said, the video — which comes complete with Bublé’s best Justin Bieber imitation — is quite fun, and will no doubt be a mainstay of our weekly Top 20 Video Countdown for weeks to come. Enjoy!

Is Mike Posner The New Justin Timberlake?

by (@unclegrambo)

Where has SexyGone? We all know that Justin Timberlake brought “SexyBack” in 2006, but since he seems more interested in acting than recording music these days, he’s left a sizable gap in the music scene. However, recent college graduate Mike Posner seems ready, willing and able to fill Mr. Timberlake’s place at the pop music table while Justin is busy schmoozing Oscar voters.

After gathering some steam on the underground mixtape circuit over the last year and change, Posner broke out big time as a solo artist this summer with his smash hit diss track, “Cooler Than Me.” Now he’s back with the second single off 31 Seconds To Takeoff, “Please Don’t Go.”

Whereas “Cooler Than Me” struck a chord with its fiery take on the inflated egos of some of his Duke University brethren, “Please Don’t Go” shows the softer, sweeter side of Posner. Will this be as big of a hit for him as “Cooler Than Me”? Well, given the success that Bruno Mars is experiencing these days, there’s a good chance that it could. Regardless, the choice is up to you, the music consuming public! To find out how it’s doing, be sure to tune into VH1′s Top 20 Video Countdown each and every weekend!

Are You Ready For This Dance Cam Slam Jelly?

by (@unclegrambo)

Do you like to dance? Do you have a computer? Do you like money? If you answered yes to all three of these questions — and really, who wouldn’t? — then you’re not only going to love Dance Cam Slam, but you should probably enter to appear on the show, too! We’re a little less than two weeks away from Dance Cam Slam‘s premiere at 10/9c on Tuesday, October 26, and we are getting tons of amazing clips from viewers like you. Above, please enjoy a representative sample of some of the contestants who chose to send in a clip of themselves dancing along to Destiny Child’s “Bootylicious.” After you’re done watching it, be sure to let us know if you were ready for all that jelly. We definitely weren’t!

Five Questions For OK Go

by (@unclegrambo)

There is no band more accomplished in the realm of viral music videos than OK Go. Their video for “Here It Goes Again” was one of the very first viral videos when it came out back in 2006; over the last four years, it has racked up more than six million views on YouTube. Earlier this year, they hit the viral jackpot again with “This Too Shall Pass” (18 million views and counting) and “White Knuckles” (over six million views). Lead singer Damien Kulash popped by our offices a few days ago and took time to answer 5 Questions for us. We won’t tell you exactly what we asked him, but we will tell you that one of his answers is “Kittens and boobs.” To find out what question we asked him that prompted this response, be sure and watch the video above!

Katy Perry, Sugarland, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj and Paramore To Headline VH1 Divas Salute The Troops

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The VH1 Divas concert event franchise is back for its ninth installment, and this time, it’s patriotic. Airing on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c, the show’s performances from the likes of Katy Perry, Sugarland, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj, and? Paramore will take place on various military bases around the world, as part of a partnership with the USO. More details are in the official press release below…

This year VH1 is giving the Divas franchise a military makeover by partnering with the USO to bring the iconic event to America?s troops and their families. Drawing from the tone of the original USO shows and using Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego as home base, this year?s VH1 Divas Salute The Troops show will be a unique and uplifting version of VH1?s high profile signature event. Katy Perry, Sugarland, Keri Hilson and Nicki Minaj will perform in front of thousands of men and women in uniform at MCAS Miramar. Taking the effort overseas to thank troops serving in remote locations, Paramore will visit Marines, soldiers, airmen, sailors, coastguardsmen and reservists stationed at an undisclosed military base in the Middle East.? The USO Presents VH1 Divas Salute The Troops premieres on Sunday, December 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1.

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VH1 Posted: 30 Seconds To Mars Guitarist Is In An Empire State Of Mind

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We just received this missive from 30 Seconds To Mars lead guitarist Tomo Milicevic, so we’d thought we’d pass it along to you. Don’t forget, we’re constantly grabbing updates from Tomo and the rest of the guys all month long and putting them up over on our VH1 Posted site. Enjoy!

“NYC Streets”
by Tomo Milicevic

I often wonder what it must have been like on these streets at the beginning of this amazing city. NYC has to be one of the world’s most amazing places, if not THE most amazing. It truly does inspire and will definitely enhance the dreams of anyone who spends time here. I mean, can you think of another place on earth where you can look to the left and see two business type dudes walking and talking about numbers and stocks, while coming in the other direction is a chick in a rubber cat suit on a leash, being pulled around by a guy wearing a gimp mask? And then walk right past each other as if that IS normal. Maybe it is … Who are we to say what’s normal anyway, right? I just absolutely love everything about this place and how it makes you feel inside. It makes you want to do something special, something meaningful.

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