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Jay Z bringing his 'Picasso Baby' to HBO -- VIDEO

Earlier this month, Jay Z showed up at a Manhattan art gallery and lip-synched his Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Picasso Baby” for hours as gallery-goers streamed in and out to be part of the surprise art installation.

Now everyone can partake in Jay’s experiment when Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film hits HBO. A sneak peek from the mega-music video includes Alan Cumming and Judd Apatow interacting with the rap royalty, along with throngs of fans invited to get up close and personal. Check out the preview below:
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Busta Rhymes gets Nicki Minaj to 'Twerk It' in new video: Watch here

There are many ways Busta Rhymes tries to get our attention in the new “Twerk It” video – wearing his best leather-daddy get-up, randomly morphing into Spider-Man baddy Venom, bringing in Pharrell Williams and DJ Khaled — but it’s all for naught, because the show clearly belongs to Nicki Minaj.

The song is called “Twerk It,” after all. Check it out below:

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Fiona Apple and director P.T. Anderson reunite for 'Hot Knife' video: Watch it here

For those of you who’ve been keeping last year’s excellent Fiona Apple album The Idler Wheel.. in regular rotation but have been wondering where she went, we’ve got good news for you: she’s back with a brand new video, directed by her ex-boyf/master of The Master, Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood etc. Paul Thomas Anderson.

Like the music itself, the “Hot Knife” video is stripped-down and intensely intimate, cutting from black-and-white closeups of her face (and her cabaret-sister Maude Maggart, who provides harmonies) to mesmerizing shots of Fiona bathed in a lush filter.

Anderson may now be romantically involved — and busily building a small child army – with actress Maya Rudolph, but he and Apple are longtime collaborators professionally as well as personally; this is their fifth* music video together, joining the likes of “Paper Bag,” “Limp,” “Across the Universe,” and “Fast as You Can.”

Check out Fiona and P.T.’s latest collaboration in the video below:

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One Direction's 'Best Song Ever' breaks Miley's most-viewed record

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What a shocker: Directioners really do think 1D’s latest is the “Best Song Ever”!

Yesterday, the British group’s rabid fans banded together to propel Harry, Niall, Zayn, Liam and Louis’s new single to the top of the digital charts. All in all, they viewed it an astonishing 10.9 million times — making it the most-watched video in a 24-hour period in Vevo history. The record was previously set by Miley Cyrus earlier this summer; her surreal “We Can’t Stop” video racked up 10.7 million views in the day after its release.

Why did this clip get so much attention? Simple: At 6 minutes and 13 seconds, it’s a veritable mini-movie that doubles as a preview for One Direction’s actual movie, which will be released in 3-D Aug. 30. The video also features Zayn in drag, Liam in a bleached-blond wig, Harry in geek-chic glasses, and Niall and Louis in fake facial hair, fat suits, and exaggerated American accents. Oh, and then there’s the song itself — which may not really be the “best ever,” but is pretty catchy all the same.

Watch the quintet’s shenanigans below — and just try not to be charmed.

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First look: New Emily Wells music video features footage from upcoming movie with Neil Gaiman, Jeff Bridges, and more

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In the not-too-distant future, Here Is Something Beautiful (etc. — an animated movie based on the life of influential underground writer and poet Richard Brautigan — will be hitting the festival circuit, and not without some fanfare.

The movie, directed by Anthony Lucero and Paul Swensen, will feature evocative rotoscoped animation (see: the Richard Linklater films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly), and will feature appearances from Jeff Bridges, Neil Gaiman, Wim Wenders, and more — as well as an original score from acclaimed NYC singer-songwriter Emily Wells.

As a preview, Wells’ has a new video for her single “Darlin’” that features a full scene from the film, and you can watch it exclusively here. Like the movie itself, the video’s directed by Anthony Lucero and animated by Jun Awakawa, offering fans a first look at the movie’s visuals. The scene is inspired by Brautigan’s short story “Times Square in Montana,” taken from his book The Tokyo-Montana Express. The song itself (taken from her recent album Mama Acoustic Recordings) is simple and spare, with Wells’ quietly compelling voice nicely complementing the scene’s absorbing animation.

Take a look at the video below:

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Kanye West's dark, interactive 'Black Skinhead' video finally arrives

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A few weeks ago, an unfinished version of Kanye West’s video for “Black Skinhead” hit the Internet, and nobody knew what to think. Was it real? Was it incomplete? It turned out the answers to those questions were “Yes” and “Yes.”

Having finally gotten over the heartbreak of the leak, West has now pulled back the curtain on the finished version of “Black Skinhead.” The video was directed by Nick Knight (the British fashion photographer who also directed Lady Gaga’s unicorn-centric “Born This Way” clip and who also helmed that “New Slaves” video that was projected onto the sides of buildings), and it is designed to be a fully interactive experience — you can speed it up, slow it down, and capture images from it, which West hopes leads to a proliferation of images from the video on all Facebook pages everywhere.

Perhaps the most impressive element of the “Black Skinhead” experience is the middle-fingered cursor, which was an element my freshman year roommate added to his then-state-of-the-art computer to make it more “edgy.” (Did that overhaul also include a ton of quotes from the South Park movie? You better believe it did.)

Anyway, you can experience the madness of “Black Skinhead” (which, admittedly, looks pretty awesome) over at Kanye West’s official site. It’s impressive, though honestly it’s not nearly as good a promotional clip for “Black Skinhead” as the trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street. Could the “Black Skinhead” video be the thing that gives Yeezus a second life? And now that everybody has spent some time with it, what’s the final verdict? Sound off in the comments.

(Or, if you’d rather debate something else, just consider Kanye’s latest proposition. Never change, Kanye.)

Read More on EW.com:
Album Review: Kanye West, Yeezus
Kanye West scuffles with paparazzi at LAX
Kanye West’s pricey clothing line sells out, crashes site
Album sales: Wale tops chart, Kanye West sees ‘Yeezus’ fall big
Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ gets a single after all: ‘Black Skinhead’ heading to radio

Watch Australian folkie Vance Joy's new acoustic 'Riptide' video here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Need some new blood in your folked-up summer playlist? Meet Vance Joy.

After putting in his time on the Melbourne open-mic circuit, the Australian singer-songwriter landed gigs opening for the likes of Of Monsters and Men and Ben Howard, and his debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing is slated for a Stateside release Sept. 3.

The album’s lead single,”Riptide,” is already rising on the Aussie charts, and the original, excellently weird clip already has more than half a million pageviews on YouTube– but you can watch the song’s new, more intimate acoustic video exclusively here:

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David Bowie makes intense eye contact in 'Valentine's Day' video: Watch it here

Truth time: After the epic, arty awesomeness of Bowie’s last couple of videos, we were expecting a little more more in his new clip for “Valentine’s Day.”

“The Stars Are Out Tonight,” an early video of the The Next Day cycle, was a cool concept piece featuring no less than the Oscar-winning Tilda Swinton, while the NSFW one for “The Next Day” included not only Gary Oldman and (yep, Oscar-winning) Marion Cotillard but also some compellingly wacky Christian imagery. Bowie’s latest, however, is much simpler, featuring little more than the singer, his guitar, and those famously mismatched eyes peering into your soul.

But perhaps the stripped-down approach is for the best, considering that the lovely “Valentine’s Day” is one of the stronger cuts off the album anyway. Besides, Bowie alone is more than enough to make us happy! Take a look at the new video below and let us know if you agree:

Britney Spears gets all Smurfy with 'Ooh La La' video: Watch it here

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Isn’t it every little boy’s dream to go see The Smurfs 2 and then have your mom get sucked into the screen to perform the song she recorded for the soundtrack?

If that’s the case, then consider Britney Spears’ sons’ wishes fulfilled! In the just-released video for her new single “Ooh La La” (which appears on the soundtrack to the forthcoming pun-saturated kiddie flick The Smurfs 2), Spears takes sons Sean and Jayden to the movies only to be reverse Purple Rose of Cairo‘d in order to party with Smurfette and presumably step on some tiny blue creatures by accident. (Let’s face it: Those shoes are not ideal for avoiding Smurf-flattening.)

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Watch the darkly hypnotic new video for Maps' 'A.M.A.' -- EXCLUSIVE

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What the heck is going on in Northampton, England?

Some heavy stuff, apparently: the new video from that town’s Mercury Prize-nominated electronic artist Maps is rife with dark, beguiling imagery. The clip — accompanied by the song “A.M.A.,” the first single of the brand-new album Vicissitude — from seemingly unconscious people at a creek to a seemingly unconscious man with Joker facepaint at the wheel of a vintage Volvo. In other words, lots of unconscious people.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel! Without giving away too much, let’s just say the clip gets pretty lively towards the end. Take a look below: READ FULL STORY

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