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Coldplay's 'Hurts Like Heaven' video brings their comic to life -- VIDEO

The music video for Coldplay’s “Hurts Like Heaven” is a prequel to their planned six-part comic-book series, which shares the title of their album Mylo Xyloto, and plays out as the book’s pages are turned. The video depicts a social uprising: A group of superheroes challenges the leader Major Minus and flees from the militaristic police. They’re ultimately caught, but a glimmer of hope survives.

Although I prefer my Coldplay videos with elephants instead of superheroes, the clip’s Orwellian themes and underlying message about the importance of creativity and self-expression make it a win in my book. Even if you had never heard about their comic book, which will be published monthly beginning in February, the video complements the song’s up-beat music and lyrics perfectly, especially the colorful love story.

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James Franco debuts music video for 'Love in the Old Days' -- VIDEO

Happy Monday! To celebrate, James Franco has debuted a new music video for his band Daddy’s song “Love in the Old Days.”

That’s right, kids — apparently, between riff-raffing and directing and fashion photographing and soap opera villian-ing and writing novels and making art and going to class and teaching class, he’s found the time to make yet another sensical music clip for your viewing pleasure.

Daddy, a collaboration between Franco and musician Tim O’Keefe, will release their first EP on Sept. 25. Until, enjoy the trippy “Love in the Old Days” music video below: READ FULL STORY

Jaden, Willow Smith star in 'Find You Somewhere' video -- WATCH

Get ready to whip your collective hairs back and forth!

The Smith siblings have put out a new music video together, and when we say Smith siblings, we actually mean all three of them. AcE (a.k.a. Trey Smith — Will Smith’s son with Sheree Zampino) tapped into the combined star power of his two younger siblings Jaden and Willow for “Find You Somewhere.”

The video is a full-on family affair — it was also directed by Jada Pinkett Smith. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Chris Brown shows off new neck tattoo, denies it's Rihanna's face

Image credit: Jeff R. Bottari/Getty Images

UPDATE: Chris Brown’s new tattoo is not an image of Rihanna or an abused woman, his publicist told EW. It’s a MAC cosmetics design of a skull associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead.

Tattoo artist Peter Koskela said Brown brought him the design, below, to convert into a tattoo.

Brown recently revealed this fresh ink and many speculated that it was of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown was convicted of assaulting Rihanna three years ago and the image on his neck resembles injuries the songstress suffered during the altercation, including a black eye and bruised lip. Following the arrest, Brown has been working with various domestic violence intervention and prevention organizations.

The two stars have since reconciled and have allegedly dated on and off since the incident: The pair shared a kiss during last Thursday’s MTV Video Music Awards and Rihanna told Oprah Winfrey during a televised interview last month, “I do miss miss him sometimes.”

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Lollapalooza interview: South Africa's Die Antwoord talk about breaking up street fights, the art of video-making and more

It took more than 19 hours for Die Antwoord, South Africa’s bonkers electro-rap collective, to travel from their homeland to Lollapalooza, but not even jetlag was going to stop emcees Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er from fighting crime — or doling out alternate South African history lessons.

We caught up with the “I Fink U Freeky” duo before their afternoon set Friday to hear about the robbery they stopped moments before arriving at the festival, their plans for an upcoming TV series, and why they’re done with making albums.

EW: At a festival, sometimes you get people checking you out for the first time. Does the audience feel different at all?

Ninja: In the club, everyone’s come to watch you. At a festival, it’s like a club in the front, and the big crowd behind them are other people seeing it for the first time.

Yo-Landi: There’s a spider on your shirt.

Ninja: It’s a small little thing. [Flicking it off] We just stopped a crime.

Yo-Landi: It’s like a black widow.

Ninja: We were driving down the street, and then this guy was running fast. He was crossing the road from the one side, right here, just before we got here. He was running, and as we were getting into the car, he didn’t slow down. He just ran right in front of the car. I noticed that the dude was running too fast. I think he did something weird. It happens a lot in Africa. You see guys running too fast, like there’s no reason to be running that fast. This chick was running after him, and we asked her what happened. She said, ‘He took my money,’ and then we chased him. We stopped the van and took him hard to get the money back.

Where does stopping a crime fall on your wildest tour stories?

Ninja: Pretty high up. It was weird. READ FULL STORY

This man has 15 Miley Cyrus tattoos; how many do you have?

Did you love t.A.T.u. enough to get a tattoo of them? Or any other band, for that matter?

Ever since Buzzfeed tipped us off to this amazing dude who has not one, not two, but fifteen Miley Cyrus tattoos on his body, we realized that music fandom is relative. Music Mix, for instance, won’t deny having some awesome ink on our collective forearms — but we’re nowhere close to having Hannah Montana’s mug permanently etched onto our precious skin.

As it happens, the act of commissioning musician-oriented tattoos is becoming something of a trend. To wit: That lady who got Drake’s name tatted onto her forehead.  Or this enthusiastic fellow who ran off and got Justin Bieber’s face tattooed onto his leg without realizing that Biebs would soon end up drastically altering his hairstyle.

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Jamie Lynn Spears performs song about Britney -- VIDEO

Is this a recently unearthed Britney-Spears-circa-2002 video?

Surprise! It’s not — it’s actually little sis Jamie Lynn, now 21, who bears a double-take-worthy resemblance to her famous older sister. And Britney was certainly on the younger Spears’ mind last night, when Jamie Lynn performed an original track, “I Look Up to You,” at a club in Nashville.

With lyrics such as “They took away your innocence/We forgot our strong defense,” the song can easily be read to be about everyone’s favorite not-that-innocent pop star.

Check out the concert footage below:

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Weird guy with weird mustaches goes viral with weird Rihanna lip-sync video: Watch it here -- VIDEO

Who is Mattstache Ferguson, and what does he want from us?

We’re not sure, but here’s what we do know (thanks to his Twitter account): He’s a New Jersey resident, faculty in an American studies/comm department, a history nerd, a “student affairs professional,” and — these last two are probably the most important — a YouTube lip-syncer and facial hair enthusiast.

Intrigued? Of course you are, it’s Friday. See six of his variously facial-haired heads lip-sync Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been” at you in this already-trending clip:
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Madonna's 'Born This Way'/'Express Yourself' mashup: Peace offering, or another dig at Gaga?

Elton John. Lady Gaga. Hydrangeas. They’re all eye-catching, colorful… and, famously, the objects of Madonna’s ire. But as of Sunday, one member of that group may have been kicked off of Her Madgesty’s Enemies List.

This weekend, a camera spied Madonna during rehearsals for her upcoming world tour. It was recording as Madge finished a performance of her ’80s hit “Express Yourself” — then seamlessly segued into the chorus of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Though Gaga has claimed that she isn’t “dumb enough or moronic enough” to “have stolen a melody,” it’s tough to ignore how similar these songs sound when sung back-to-back. See for yourself:

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Pepsi will bring back Michael Jackson's silhouette for new cans. Will you drink the King of Pop's pop?

As part of a new partnership between Pepsi and Michael Jackson’s estate, one billion cans of America’s second-favorite soda will feature a special edition “Michael Jackson Bad 25″ design based on the pop legend’s silhouette.

The marketing move is part of the brand’s new “Live for Now” campaign, which will feature other Jackson-related tie-ins including live events, music, and “opportunities for fans to access special edition merchandise,” touts a press release. The deal coincides with the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s iconic “Bad” album and tour, and Sony Music plans to release new mixes from the album — although it’s hard to imagine what hasn’t already been done to MJ’s music on YouTube.

“We are thrilled to bring Michael and Pepsi back together, as they were in 1988, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the BAD album and tour and to put Michael on one billion Pepsi cans — perhaps a Guinness record,” said John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of Jackson’s estate. The double Johns refer, of course, to the 1988 mash-up of pop star and pop soda that resulted in this classic commercial:

Considering the widespread appeal of both Jackson’s oeuvre and the Pepsi brand, the partnership is suitable, but given the potentially distasteful trend of raising the dead via holograms, something tells me that we’ll soon see much more than just MJ’s silhouette popping up.

Read more:
Pepsi and Michael Jackson back in business
Album sales: ‘Hunger Games’ becomes first soundtrack since ‘Michael Jackson’ to top chart
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