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Watch Katy Perry go undercover, crash parties in 'Birthday' music video -- VIDEO

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Earlier this week, Katy Perry released a preview video for the music video in which she dressed up as a variety of party entertainers, ranging from an Instagramming, gum-snapping princess to a drinky clown to a possibly kind of offensive Jewish comedian.

According to the video’s intro, Perry actually attended five different birthday parties as these characters without revealing her identity. Watch the Many Party Faces of Perry, below:

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Avril Lavigne responds to criticism that her 'Hello Kitty' video is racist

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Avril Lavigne’s video for her new single, “Hello Kitty,” is a bit of a head-scratcher. As the pop-punk princess attempts to sway her Hot Topic minions into a new, sugar-coated world of synthesizers and cutesy pop-rap — “Someone chuck a cupcake at me?” Huh? — she’s also being accused of appropriating Japanese culture in a totally racist way.

Lavigne’s video features expressionless Japanese backup dancers following the Canadian singer around Tokyo, where she frolics through a candy store and giggles over sushi. Is she using Asian culture as a prop? Pandering to her fan base there? Or simply trying to emulate Gwen Stefani’s career in the most obvious way possible?

Lavigne views “Hello Kitty” as an homage. It’s an expression of love, she says. She took to Twitter to explain: READ FULL STORY

Did One Direction rip off their 'You and I' video? Australian act Clubfeet says yes

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Intercontinental tween-pop superstars One Direction aren’t exactly considered the most visually compelling act out there, unless you’re counting the remarkable bit of bio-engineering that is Harry Styles’ hair.

But last week, they premiered a brand new video for their single “You & I” featuring a bunch of pretty impressive cloning effects. The only problem? They appear to have ripped off the idea wholesale.

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Lily Allen calls out Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Gaga and Lorde in 'Sheezus' video

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Lily Allen’s at it again. In her new video for Sheezus, the never-not-opinionated Brit takes aim at reigning pop queens: Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and even sweet little Lorde. (Surprisingly she leaves T-Swift out of it.) READ FULL STORY

RZA says he and Raekwon have 30 days to resolve issues to make July release of 'A Better Tomorrow' -- EXCLUSIVE

There is a lot going down in the land of the Wu-Tang Clan right now. They have their one-copy-only album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin currently up for auction, plus a proper album called A Better Tomorrow that has been in the works for about a year. But the release of A Better Tomorrow may be in jeopardy now that Raekwon has declared himself “on strike” from the Wu.

That does not sit will with Wu leader the RZA, who sat down with our friends over at Sports Illustrated for a conversation about his turn in the new film Brick Mansions and the upcoming Wu projects.

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Moon Taxi's 'Morocco': Watch the Nashville buzz band's new video here

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If you haven’t seen Nashville rockers Moon Taxi on tour opening for the likes of Gov’t Mule or Matisyahu, or caught them earlier this year on Conan, you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re either ace travel agents or amateur geographers, based on the name of their most recent album, Mountains Beaches Cities, and the title of their latest single, “Morocco.”

But nope, they’re just a charmingly beard-y band, with a fun new video directed by photographer Matthew Wignall (Cold War Kids, Black Keys, Delta Spirit), which you can watch exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

MTV's VMAs will return to Los Angeles in 2014

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After visiting New York last year, the MTV Video Music Awards announced Wednesday that the show is returning to the West Coast this summer to become the first major awards ceremony broadcast from the storied Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

For decades, the “Fabulous Forum,” as it was known, hosted some of the world’s biggest musical talents, from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones. But in recent years, the arena and its working-class neighborhood near the LA airport fell on hard times as newer, hipper venues gained favor.

Then, after a $100 million makeover, the Forum reopened in January as the largest indoor entertainment venue in the country. It has already hosted such acts as the Eagles and Justin Timberlake.

Phox's 'Slow Motion' -- watch the neo-soul breakouts' new video here

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It’s been a pheel-good year for co-ed soul collective Phox. The Baraboo, Wisconsin six-piece, who’ve been praised everywhere from NPR to the New York Times and will spend the summer touring behind their self-titled debut, due June 24 on Partisan Records (the Brooklyn label that’s also home to Deer Tick, Heartless Bastards, and Eagulls).

In the meantime, you can watch the video for the breezy, syncopated charmer “Slow Motion” exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

The Obamas write personal condolence letter to Frankie Knuckles' family after legendary DJ's passing

There’s been a public outpouring for Chicago house music producer Frankie Knuckles, who passed away last month at 59-years-old. But now he’s been recognized by the leader of the free world: It turns out fellow Chicagoans Barack and Michelle Obama are fans. READ FULL STORY

Courtney Love screams back with new single 'You Know My Name'

Fresh off the all-is-forgiven love-fest that was Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Courtney Love is back with some fresh music. The new track is called “You Know My Name,” and it finds Love burning some bridges on the back of a thumping pop-punk riff. It’s one half of a double A-side single (along with a song called “Wedding Day”) that will be officially released on May 4.

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