Last Lap: Is 30 Seconds To Mars’s New Single About Sex Choking?!?!

Why does Psy have to rewrite his follow-up to “Gangnam Style”? What does Drake have to do with college basketball? This, plus who is One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson’s celebrity crush?

  • Jared Leto and his 30 Seconds To Mars bandmates have had to set the record straight about their new single, “Up In The Air”. Apparently, it’s not just about erotic asphyxiation. It’s also about becoming “the self-actualized version of yourself.” But what if the best version of me is into sex choking, huh? [MTV News]
  • Korean pop star Psy has to rename his follow up single to “Gangnam Style” in order to avoid insulting Arabs. The single was originally going to be called “Assarabia,” or “Assaravia”, a South Korean slang term for thrills, but now the title and many of the song’s lyrics have to be rewritten to be politically correct. [Rolling Stone]
  • Nike announced the line up for the 12th Annual Jordan Brand Classic. The game will feature many of basketball’s up-and-coming collegiate talents and will boast the star power of Drake, who will perform a concert immediately after the National Game at Barclays Center. []
  • During on an onstage twitter Q&A, the lads of One Direction were quizzed on who they’d invite to dinner. The guys all agreed that David Beckham would be a great party guest, but Louis Tomlinson went one step further by saying Natalie Portman is “fit” and he’d like to see her across the table. [Now Magazine]

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