Taylor Swift's new music video for "Bad Blood" features a bunch of celebrity guest appearances, and they all have outlandish aliases that I would probably refer to as "fierce" if I didn't feel silly using that word. Turns out you can generate a name for yourself here. Mine's Tempest, which I suppose is androgynous to work. Slayonce might have been a bit much.
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Nicki Minaj and Beyonce made a music video for the song "Feeling Myself," and since it's Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, this is a big deal. It's an even bigger deal because the video is only available on Jay Z's Tidal music streaming service. Which you have to pay for.
Not cool, Jay.
Fortunately, you can pretty much find anything on the internet if you know where to look. And if you wanna watch the video without buying into an overpriced streaming service (seriously, it costs 10 bucks a month, or 20 bucks a month if you want CD quality sound. That's way more expensive than Netflix), look no further.
WARNING: THIS IS THE EXPLICIT VERSION OF THE SONG SO THERE'S A LOT OF LANGUAGE AND STUFF.
So there's my Robin Hood style good deed of the day.
The Billboard Music Awards were on last night guys! GUYS! ANOTHER AWARDS SHOW YEEEAAAAH!
I don't like awards shows. I've said it before and I'll certainly say it again. I'd rather stuff my face with Taco Bell and play League of Legends than watch a room full of drastically overpaid famous people pat themselves on the back.
At the same time, I'm still always morbidly curious as to who won what, and what kind of culture-warping moments (a la Kanye & Taylor at the 2009 VMAs) that I might have missed. If you're like me, LOOK NO FURTHER! These are the highlights of the show, concisely packaged for your convenience:
Complete List of Winners
Basically, it was a huge night for Taylor Swift. She premiered a new music video, all but confirmed her relationship with Calvin Harris, and won 8 awards, including Top Artist.
And then of course there's this little nugget, wherein Kanye West closed out the show with an unexpectedly explicit version of his song "All Day," prompting the censors to have to bleep out hefty chunks of the song (sometimes up to 15 seconds at once):
The music video for "Pretty Girls," the long-awaited collaboration between Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea came out yesterday and uh... I'm not quite sure what to make of it. You can check it out for yourself here. I don't want to color your opinion of it but... it's interesting, I think I can say that much. It was also apparently co-directed by Iggy, so either she's a genius or a hack, depending on how you interpret this.
I'll never understand what kind of arcane powers moms possess to be able to make stuff like this turn out so neatly. Also, my mom gave me some Hot Pockets today. Thanks, Mom.
American Idol will be ending its fun following the upcoming 15th season next year. I know there are people out there who will be sad to see it go, but I feel like the majority of America doesn't really care about Idol anymore. For those who do, the judging panel next season will be the same as it has been for the past two (Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr.) and Ryan Seacrest will stay onboard as the host throughout the duration.
Speaking of hosts, Season 1 co-host Brian Dunkleman had some snarky words following the news of the show's cancellation:
Photo via Brian Dunkleman's Twitter