Yesterday may have been Father’s Day, but EW’s social media all-star Nika Vagner and I were the ones who received the greatest gift of all — a triple bill of boy-band hotness, courtesy of New Kids on the Block’s cheekily named The Package Tour, featuring 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.
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Just in time for Father’s Day, Hawthorne has a new track called “Reach Out Richard” that pays tribute to his dad.
The song, produced by Pharrell Williams (a.k.a. the man already featured on two of the top five songs in the country right now), is from his upcoming Where Does This Door Go, due July 16, and is giving us some serious Steely Dan/’70s funk yacht-party vibes.
Check out the exclusive EW premiere of “Reach Out Richard” below. READ FULL STORY »
Having already mastered the art of wicked rhymes, conquered the world of cinema, and asked bold questions about magnets, there’s only one frontier left for the Insane Clown Posse to conquer: television.
Thanks to Fuse, TV will soon belong to ICP. Starting Wednesday, July 24, Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J will star in the weekly series Insane Clown Posse Theater, wherein the two Detroit rappers will comment on music videos and perform in sketches. Think of it like those video segments of Beavis & Butt-Head, or the entirety of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
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And the 20th-anniversary happenings continue!
The Backstreet Boys graced Good Morning America with their presence this morning, where, in addition to talking about their tour, which kicks off Aug. 2 in Chicago, they announced that their new album, In A World Like This, will be dropping on July 30. The boys then took to the stage to perform their latest single from their upcoming album, “Permanent Stain.”
Watch the group perform below: READ FULL STORY »
Kelly Rowland releases intense new track 'Dirty Laundry', talks abusive boyfriend, Beyonce struggles: Hear it here
Kelly Rowland’s new album Talk a Good Game comes out next month, and so far we’ve already heard the smooth Lil Wayne-assisted “Ice” and the barely SFW “Kisses Down Low,” but this morning Rowland unleashed an entirely different kind of conversation starter in the song “Dirty Laundry.”
The song finds Rowland airing out her feelings about an abusive ex-boyfriend and having to watch as Beyoncé’s career skyrocketed while her own failed to reach those kinds of heights. Listen below: READ FULL STORY »
After 20 years of being in the music biz, the Backstreet Boys are as busy as ever. After previewing their new album, announcing their upcoming documentary, and earning a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the boy band has announced that they are going on tour this summer.
BSB member Nick Carter told Ryan Seacrest that all five members are hitting the road for a new tour, titled In A World Like This, which kicks off on Aug. 2 in Chicago. The band will be joined on the road by Jesse McCartney and Jersey Shore‘s DJ Pauly D.
Check out the band’s website for a full list of tour dates. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17.
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David Bowie taunts Gary Oldman, gives Marion Cotillard stigmata in 'The Next Day' video: Watch it here!
David Bowie’s new album The Next Day (his first in 10 years, don’t forget) is obsessed with mortality and the uncertainty of the future. And in his video for the album’s title track, he taps into those themes of death and resurrection with the help of two world-famous actors who are very good at evoking both of those things.
In the clip, Bowie stands on stage performing for a number of characters that include a violent priest (played with studious pathos by Gary Oldman) and a stigmata-afflicted showgirl (Oscar winner Marion Cotillard).
Bowie plays up the Jesus imagery present in the song’s lyrics — the chorus includes a line about his “body left to rot in a hollow tree” — and in the end thanks everybody for his own professional resurrection.
Check it out below (though fair warning: it’s vaguely NSFW because of quite a bit of blood and a nipple or two). READ FULL STORY »
British comedian (and voice of Darth Maul) Peter Serafinowicz posts hilarious clip for Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'
British comedian, onetime Hot Chip video director, and, yes, voice-of-Darth-Maul Peter Serafinowicz has just posted a highly entertaining clip for Daft Punk’s track, “Get Lucky.” According to the French duo’s publicist, the video is not authorized (although can robots really “authorize” anything anyway?) and we’re not sure quite why Serafinowicz decided to make the clip. But we’re glad he did!
You can check out the video below. READ FULL STORY »
The sexy, slinky, impossibly funky grooves of Janelle Monae’s new Erykah Badu-assisted single “Q.U.E.E.N.” demanded a next-level video, and the forward-thinking Monae has certainly delivered.
Last night, Monae pulled back the curtain on her new clip, which takes place in an alternate future that casts Monae and her musical accomplices as exhibits in a living museum, imprisoned there because of some sort of unsavory undermining of authority (or maybe they just got freaked out by Badu’s hair).
The video was directed by Alan Ferguson, who previously directed the clip for Monae’s “Many Moons” and has also guided spots for Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Fall Out Boy.
Check out the clip below, which stars Monae as herself and Badu as “Badoula Oblongata,” which is a fantastic alter ego. READ FULL STORY »
The Backstreet Boys are far from boys these days.
Almost all of them are married (Nick Carter was recently engaged), four of the five have children (the oldest is 11), and this week, they celebrated their 20th year as a band. “It’s amazing,” Kevin Richardson, 41, told EW before the band previewed material from their forthcoming record for fans in Hollywood Saturday night. “To be able to do this for so long, it’s quite an accomplishment.” READ FULL STORY »
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