Selena Gomez delivers Fifty Shades of Grey parody
Ever since Fifty Shades of Grey hit the bookshelves there’s been an outbreak of heaving bosoms across the country. And now you can add Selena Gomez to the list of the afflicted. The Love You Like A Love Song singer did a parody called Fifty Shades of Blue for Funny or Die. Let it sweep you away.
Mick Jagger hosts SNL
Mick Jagger proved that if you start him up he’ll never stop. The Rolling Stones frontman had double duty for the season finale of Saturday Night Live”hosting the show and performing with the Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire. The only thing he backed away from was the karaoke machine, as evidenced by this sketch.
Robin Gibb dies
This week Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees passed away after a battle with colon cancer, leaving his older brother Barry as the only remaining member of the group. Gibb, along with Barry and twin brother Maurice, penned perennial hits like Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love and More Than A Woman. Their airtight, three-part harmonies became one of the most defining sounds of the ˜70s. Barry created the video tribute below for his brother. R.I.P.
Call Me Maybe says everyone, ever
Carly Rae Jepson’s bubbly hit, Call Me Maybe, has inspired THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE to cover it. Yes, even a guy in a gimp mask. Watch the parade of the untalented yet unflaggingly enthusiastic masses below.
Team Breezy gets sleazy
Not everyone was thrilled with Chris Brown’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Pink and her husband Carey Hart pinged the singer for lip-syncing and ripping off his motocross-inspired performance from one of hers. But when John Legend’s fiancée, model Chrissy Tiegen, dared to opine that Brown should stick to dancing all hell broke loose. Team Breezy barraged the model with so many death threats that Brown himself had to step in. Read all about it here.
Usher tears up at custody hearing
Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster are embroiled in an ugly custody dispute over their two sons, and this week the singer broke down in tears on the stand as he was questioned about his ability to parent. Oh, and his ability to bang bridesmaids. Read about it here.
- Justin Timberlake to score The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea
- One Direction racks up $22,000 in cell phone bills
- ACL lineup announced
- Crowded House drummer dies
- Watch a clip of Katy Perry’s Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D movie
- Rihanna and M.I.A. hang backstage at Watch The Throne concert
- Lady Gaga launches invite-only site for little monsters
- Watch Gossip’s video for Move In The Right Direction
- Adam Yauch fans want a park named after him
- Flaming Lips trying to beat Jay-Z’s concert record
- fun. cover Call Me Maybe
Finally some news from the notoriously reclusive Katy Perry!
After some controversy surrounding her music video for “Part of Me,” pop star Katy Perry is releasing a 3D feature film that is part documentary, part live performance footage. Fans will be able to see clips of her world concert tour, as well as footage of the pop star from her pre-fame beginnings as a church choir singer. The film, titled Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D, apparently also provides some insight into Perry’s divorce from comedian Russell Brand, incorporating the narrative into the movie as it developed during the filming period.
According to Rolling Stone, Perry’s 3D film is projected to match the success of Justin Bieber‘s Never Say Never 3D concert film. The movie is set for release July 5 of this year. Watch the trailer below:
While the singer’s release of her latest single “Part of Me” has launched Perry to the top of U.S. and U.K. hit charts, it seems that there are some who are not so quick to congratulate her. Naomi Wolf, prominent feminist and author of the bestselling book The Beauty Myth, spoke out against the video in a post on Facebook, going so far as to suggest Perry may have been funded by the Marines.
“Have you all seen the Katy Perry marines video?” she writes. “It is a total piece of propaganda for the Marines¦ I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it.” She went on to boycott the video, even after admitting she was a fan of the singer beforehand. “I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked “ if you are as offended at this glorification of violence as I am.”
Most surprising, perhaps, is that this is what it took to shake Naomi Wolf out of her Perry-fandom.
Watch the video below.