It’s no secret the boys of The Wanted like to party. But things seemed to have gotten a little out of control when they finally arrived in Los Angeles leaving their manager, Scooter Braun, having to reel them in.
“It’s not like we’re going to set fire to a baby,” said Jay McGuiness, and to which Scooter replied, “…What I need you to do is understand that you’re not here to party.”
Considering Scooter also manages the likes of Justin Bieber, Psy and Carly Rae Jepsen, it’s probably words of wisdom The Wanted should heed. Will they adjust accordingly to life in L.A.? We’ll have to find out when The Wanted Life premieres on June 2nd on E!
I have no idea what is going on in this video of a Japanese guy dancing. I feel so completely lost that I tried to use Google Translate to figure out what was going on. As you can see, that was no help what so ever:
Out of context, this video would be really, really weird. It all makes a little more sense when you realize it’s a conversation that creator Matthew Clarke had with his two-year-old daughter Coco which he then re-enacted with a grown man (David Milchard) playing Coco.
I don’t know what’s funnier: watching Michard say everything with a straight face or knowing that Coco probably said all of that with a straight face and without a trace of irony. Kids, man. They say the darndest things.
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Oh, Japan. You are one wild and weird country I would like to visit. Even more so considering a Japanese company has devised this wacky Sushi Cats (a.k.a. Neko-Sushi) ad campaign in order to get some online buzz.
Well, it worked or else I would have never known about peanut company Tange & Nakimushi. Nor would I have wondered what cats would look like if they were placed one top of a rice and wrapped in seaweed. The peanut company even too it one step further by producing a video on the back story of Sushi Cats.
Just in case your conscience is feeling sorry for the cats, no cats were harmed during the shoot and was produced under the supervision of professional animal handlers.
“The History of Sushi Cats” and more photos of sushi cats after the jump!
The debate between whether “jif” or “gif” has become a divisive argument that has spawned hundreds of YouTube comments and message board threads. Hopefully the internet beefs will come to an end as the creator of Graphics Interchange Format,Steve Wilhite, clears the air in an interview with New York Times.
“The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Mr. Wilhite said. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
Did everyone get that? Cool. Now here’s a GIF of a dancing Spider-Man from before we all started expressing our emotions in pop culture tidbits.
While Taylor Swift’s “22″ has been out for a while now, late night host Conan O’Brien has uploaded his own video response to the fun music video.
O’Brien tears down the rose-coloured glasses and tells everyone what it’s really like to be 22. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t include a rad apartment but it does involve a lot of ramen noodles. A lot. To be honest, O’Brien’s description of what it’s like to be a young adult sounds more realistic than Taylor Swift’s. Then again, she’s a 23-year-old wunderkid who has lots of money to help make her 20s a little easier thanks to her a multi-platinum, award-winning records.
Watch O’Brien’s response and tweet us @ANDPOP what you think about what he had to say.
Jared Leto is one of Hollywood’s favourite leading men. When he’s not winning the critics over with his acclaimed acting roles or making 90s TV fans fall in love with again and again as My So-Called Life’s Jordan Catalano, Jared has been marking his spot in music with his band Thirty Seconds to Mars.
With the trio out in full force to promote their new album LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS, we’d like to think that ANDPOP’s Simon Mohos livened Leto and his bandmates Shannon Leto (his brother) and Tomo Milicevic’s day as they play a quick round of #NoFilter. While
stalking them scrolling through the band’s and Jared’s own personal Instagram accounts, they went from making faces and being unimpressed with Olympian McKayla Maroney to talking about coconut condoms and blonde versus brunettes. Jared also shares some essential life and travel lessons that no one with wunderlust should turn a deaf ear to. What is it? Watch the latest episode of #NoFilter to find out!
Thirty Seconds to Mars’ new album LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS is available now!
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After getting a little taste of what Beyoncé’s new music will sound like thanks to her many endorsements, her song “Grown Woman” has leaked and it is everything we’ve ever wanted from our real life Khaleesi and more.
We first heard a snippet of the song in her trippy Pepsi commercial where she has a dance battle with her former personas. We must wonder, though, if Beyoncé has been getting a little inspiration from her sister, Solange, as “Grown Woman” also features some similar sonic features. If so, can we please get a Beyoncé/Solange collab in the future? A Knowles family song would make my life. While their songs are incredibly lots of fun, unlike Solange’s lovely and incredibly under appreciated song “Losing You,” Beyoncé’s “Grown Women” feels bigger and more apt for her current stadium tour.
The song will probably be the first single off of Beyoncé’s currently untitled and date-less fifth album.
LISTEN TO “GROWN WOMAN” BY BEYONCÉ BELOW:
The best part of any chem class is when the teacher demonstrates the power of science by lighting stuff on fire. It’s pretty much the moment they kids decide to be scientists because how could you setting things on fire? Or, at the very least, they turn into mini-pyros. Anyways, these little experiments kind of make up for the hours spent on trying to explain the difference between ionic bonds and covalent bonds.
Here’s a quick video of one science teacher who takes it to the next level as he tests the school’s sprinkler system by setting off fire balls right next to sprinkler. The end result is quite satisfying. If you’re wearing headphones, you might want to keep the volume low because it gets rather rowdy at the end.
World, this is Rev. Rev is a dog that can sing along to Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.” According to the description, his owner has been singing this song to Rev since he was a puppy. You got my vote, Rev, for the world’s best singing dog.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are expecting their second child, according to E! News.
The news comes right at the heels of the singer cancelling a tour date in Antwerp, Belgium citing “dehydration and exhaustion” as the culprit. Rumours of Beyoncé’s third pregnancy (her first resulted in a miscarriage which was first revealed in her HBO documentary) first began swirling earlier this month when she walked down the MET Gala red carpet in a high-waisted Givenchy dress with possibly figure-hiding pattern.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z already have one child together, 16-month-old Blue Ivy Carter.
The past 24 hours have proven to be a busy news day for Canadian media, but amidst the Canadian scandals only one proves to have some international potential. Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been accused of substance abuse by The Toronto Star and American news outlet Gawker. Both publications claim to have reporters who have seen actual video footage of the mayor smoking crack.
It’s not like Torontonians needed a reason to be embarrassed by Ford. The internet has already made a mockery of him by turning a photo of Ford trying to kick a football into a meme and launching him as a viral video sensation after he walked into a cameraman last month. But we do appreciate that his current scandal has led to him landing his very own Taiwanese animated news piece. In it, the mayor is portrayed as running over little kids and partying with Toronto’s elite, which hilariously includes a beaver.
Contrary to this animated report, the people of Toronto do very much care about the irrational behaviour of Rob Ford. We even tried to kick him out of office for conflict of interest. Will this scandal, true or not, finally get rid of the city’s most polarizing politician? We can only hope.
[H/T to Uproxx]
If you live in Ontario and are 19 years of age or older, let us all breathe a sigh of relief as the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (the governing body that controls the selling of alcohol) has averted a possible strike, or how I like to think of it, the driest summer Canada would have had since the Prohibition era. Let us all celebrate by watching a super cut of awesome ways to open a beer before we go buy a 24 pack for ourselves this long weekend.
The title track for Toronto R&B artist the Weeknd’s upcoming album Kiss Land is out! The almost eight-minute track is spacey, twisted and dark which surprisingly compliments the Weeknd’s silky smooth vocals. As for what the Japanese text in the video says our guess is as good as yours, but this has to be our favourite suggestion:
If “Kiss Land” the song isn’t enough for you, check out this 21-second preview of “John Carpenter,” another song set to appear on Kiss Land the album, HERE.
Everyone loves a good love story. How else could you explain the myriads of terrible dating shows and romantic comedies?
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel takes it one step further with his new upcoming segment The Baby Bachelor. It’s both adorable and very, very creepy because toddlers shouldn’t be dating each other! They should be thinking the other has cooties and running away! But alas, my heart melted as this too young bachelor gives one crying contestant a little kiss.
Dammit, Kimmel! Why do you make me feel these things?!
Why anyone would want to get rid of the world’s cat is beyond me, but freddiew‘s world is a dark place when the likes of Wiggles, the president of the United Sates, order a mass kitty genocide. It’s up to a group of kids to save the last cat on Earth. It’s not as easy as you think as military dogs packing some serious heat as they try to track down the precious cat. It’s life or death for these kids who probably spent too much time on the internet before the dogs took over.
But where, oh, where is the rest of the Internet crowd? You’d think we would’ve banded together by now to save every cat we can, or at least buy enough peanut butter to distract the dogs.
Last time ANDPOP’s Caity Babcock talked to T-Mills, the rapper lost his luggage all thanks to Air Canada. Luckily, T-Mills took his tour bus to Toronto this time around but he did have to lose something else — his weed. Regardless of whether or not he has his drug of choice, T-Mills’ talents has the ladies chasing after him. He’s even received some weird birthday gifts from his largely female fan base that he turned down. What were they? Watch the video to find out!
Love you some T-Mills? Make sure to share the video with your friends because the sooner we hit 1,500 views the sooner we’ll release Part 2 of Caity’s interview with the rapper!
Australian morning show anchor Karl Stefanovic strikes again.
The Today show host known for his bad puns, awkward interview with the Dalai Lama and making dirty jokes on air, Stefanovic pulls a prank on his colleague Roz Kelly. he was most likely channeling the movie Anchorman as he added an extra line in Kelly’s sports segment script. He somehow managed to put “how good are the [hash] cookies there” at the end of her soccer results report which Kelly obviously just had to read.
“See I read everything on the auto-queue. It’s like Anchorman,” she joked after the incident just as Stefanovic and his co-host lose it. She later followed it up with, “”Karl, you’ve won the battle. The war has just begun, though.”
Karl and Roz, I hope you both know the whole world will be waiting to see how your on-air rivalry unfolds. Make it count!
A Pennsylvania bus hit a deer Tuesday. Miraculously, the deer was seemingly unharmed as it crashed through the bus window, promptly springing up to its feet and frantically looking for a way out.
The deer had been crossing a street in Johnstown, Pa. when it was hit by the bus, according to Tribune-Democrat.com. The best bit, though, is watching the guy sitting all the way at the back of the bus who seems a little stunned and then decides to move his bag from the seat beside him, because that’s really going to help.
In any case, we might as well start cueing up all the deer jokes we can find.