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
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Lily Allen has (somewhat literally) thrown up the video for her latest single “Our Time,” off her forthcoming album Sheezus to be released May 5th. I was super behind her album title, especially considering the shade she threw at pretty much everyone with her “Hard Out Here” video. Shade for the ageist, sexist music industry. Shade for Miley. Shade for rap videos. Shade for all!
And then she said in an interview with Shortlist that she thinks we don’t need feminism anymore and that women hate each other more than men hate us…so yah, Lily has been scoring big in the racy statements department. But then after all that delicious rabble-rousing, she said that Sheezus was actually an homage to Kanye. Hmm.
After her scandalizing streak, her newest clip seems kind of… blah. Instead of partying with her girlfriends, she’s in the back of a cab with three other versions of herself–and then she stiffs the poor cabbie after his long and messy night chauffeuring her around. It left a bad taste in my mouth. (Pun intended.): READ FULL STORY
Once upon a time (i.e., about a month ago), accusations of racism of were thrown at New Zealand’s Lorde for her chart-owning single “Royals,” a song that made some barbed observations about the luxury cars and expensive liquors that litter our pop-culture landscape.
British popstress Lily Allen’s now getting some of the same flack for her new “Hard Out Here” video, which covers many of the same themes. The British Commonwealth singers can’t catch a break!
As with the Lorde kerfuffle, the claims against Allen seem a little dubious, but we’ll summarize both sides of the argument for you below.
Lily Allen, where have you been?
Now she’s fully back with a new single, “Hard Out Here,” and a video that pokes at both Hype Williams-era rap videos and right-now product placements plus … other kinds of placements. (Paging Mr. Thicke!)
It’s all a little bit NSFW, but keep your 18-and-over eye on the Mylar balloons that come in around 3:08: READ FULL STORY
New video round-up: Pink finds 'True Love' with Lily Allen, Ciara and Nicki Minaj drop it low on 'I'm Out'
A good rule for children at the pool is “always swim with a buddy.” Replace the word “swim” with “booty pop” and “violently cut carrots,” and you have the new videos from Ciara feat. Nicki Minaj and Pink feat. Lily Allen, respectively.
Pink’s “True Love” finds the singer cavorting about with husband Carey Hart and daughter Willow. There are also some flashy psychedelic colors, footage of her trapeze act from her last tour, and track collaborator Lily Allen whipping up a smoothie full of rage (and fiber!). Check out the flashy clip below.
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The Brit Awards have already sent their “deepest apologies” to a bird-flipping Adele for cutting off her big moment to make time for a reunited Blur performance, but some people still aren’t having it. Lily Allen is one of them.
The English pop singer came to her countrywoman’s defense on Twitter, writing “I’d rather hear adeles acceptance speech.”
“I can’t say I’m surprised. It was like the music industry’s attitude to women played out as a metaphor.”
An interesting allegation! But does it hold water? The Brit Awards organizer, for their part, pointed out in their statement that “the live show overrunning,” adding: “We don’t want this to undermine her incredible achievement in winning our night’s biggest award. It tops off what’s been an incredible year for her.”
A representative from ITV, which aired the ceremony, backed them up in a separate statement: “Unfortunately the programme was overrunning and we had to move on.”
Which sounds legitimate. We’ve certainly seen stars of all genders get played off the stage early, here and abroad. And when you watch the incident in question, the guy tasked with interrupting Adele looks far more terrified than he does anti-woman.
What do you guys think of Allen’s interpretation? Is Adele the victim of industry-wide chauvinism, or just poor planning? Take another look at the video below and let us know.
But the scandal-prone pop star may have a fresh controversy on his hands thanks to a recent tweet about the hot-button topic of abortion. Warning: West’s opinions and language may be offensive to some readers, so continue reading at your own discretion. READ FULL STORY
Perez Hilton tells us all about SXSW's worst and best bands, his newest signee, and why he hates Ke$ha
his warehouse party last night. “I saw jj earlier this week,” he said, referring to the woozy Swedish act whose full-length debut inspired countless critical raves last year. “I love their album, and they were awful live…They were embarrassingly bad. It was insulting as an audience member, actually, how little they cared. This girl just sat there, not having any interaction with the crowd, being lethargic. It was disgusting.” Ouch. Sorry, jj.With SXSW finished until next year, thousands of music fans are now scattering back home to annoy and/or delight their friends by bragging about all the life-changingly brilliant new artists they discovered in Austin. Most also have a horror story or two about buzz bands that turned out to be more like bust bands in a live setting. Perez Hilton was eager to share the latter type of SXSW tale when I met him backstage before
Surely, not everything Perez saw in Austin this year made him feel such revulsion? “I went to parties, I saw some shows, but everyone that I really wanted to see is performing here tonight [at my party],” the savvy self-promoter said. Oh, okay. I asked Perez to explain why he’d picked some of the artists he did for his third annual SXSW bash. He answered as follows. READ FULL STORY
Last September, the pair hosted the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London, during which Allen surprised no one by becoming soused and swearing onstage. Being a knight and all that, Elton John felt the need to stand up for propriety and hint that Allen should stop with the champagne. Allen succinctly replied, “F– off Elton, I’m 40 years younger than you, I have my whole life ahead of me.” His response? “I could still snort you under the table.”
Yeah, it’s hard to say who the real “victor” was in that argument, but in her new video Lily tries to have the final diss. Covered in eyeshadow thick enough to make Julie Newmar blush, Lily abducts Sir Elton (shown in photos, but played by a look-alike), ties him up in her living room, and forces him to profess his love for her. Watch the British songstress seductively torment the Crocodile Rocker below:
The whole thing seems strangely believable, which is either a testament to her acting skills or an indication that she should seek therapy. At the same 2008 awards show, Lily also announced that she’d take Tony Bennett to bed in spite of his age. Let’s hope there’s not a music video following up on that in her future.
What do you think? Is this whole thing funny or disturbing? By our reckoning, it’s still not the creepiest Elton John-related video out there.
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