“No Regrets” – Snoop Lion
There’s been quite a bit of mystery surrounding Snoop Dogg’s decision to reincarnate himself into a reggae singing Snoop Lion, but so far every Snoop Lion track has been pure gold, and “No Regrets” is no exception. The track features the Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman and rapper T.I, and is a mellow, faded jam with Coffman’s angelic voice intersecting beautifully with Snoop’s.
“What Love is Made Of” – Katy B
What’s love made of? According to Katy B, it’s synthesizers, a seriously catchy tune and a dance-pop beat reminiscent of Darude’s “Sandstorm.” Katy B knows how to get the kids dancing and with this track you can start your summer parties off right. The single is released June 8.
Yesterday, we posted Avril Lavigne’s new music video for “Here’s to Never Growing Up,” where, incidentally, she appears to be incapable of aging. Lavigne still looks and dresses the same as she did when she first broke out in 2003—just a little blonder.
Mariah Carey also happens to be another celebrity who looks like she can’t age in her just released music video for “#Beautiful” featuring Miguel. Carey, who has primed herself up for a comeback, looks, dresses and acts like she did a decade ago as she tried to Glitter her way into our hearts. No really. Skimpy outfits, lots of body grazing dance moves that scream “LOOK HOW HOT I STILL AM” and all.
It’s not that we don’t love Mariah — we do. We’re just still amazed she can pull stuff like this off when she’s 43-years-old. Kudos, Mariah, for finding the fountain of youth. It’s nice that you shared it with Charlize Theron who also looks like a total badass (okay, she’s only 37 but did you not see her at the Oscars rocking that Pixie cut?!).
By the way, can we get rid of the hashtag song name craze? It got old and tired after will.i.am started to abuse it with his latest offering. Just sayin’.
Rocker Avril Lavigne takes her fans to prom in the music video for her latest single, “Here’s to Never Growing Up.”
Lavigne told MTV that while she had her own initial concept for the music video,the directer came up with the concept of “prom.” Good choice, because the music video has a very fun, upbeat feel to it. Lavigne’s past music videos have been anything but that, but regardless the music video is entertaining. The song itself is the perfect radio jam, and the perfect song to belt out with your friends. [Ed.'s note: Is it just me or does it sound like "Complicated" but without the "punky" attitude? No, just me? Okay.]
There’s a lot of music videos out there that try to channel prom, but I think Lavigne did a pretty good job with it and, if I dare say it, better than most.
The single is seemingly a couple effort as her fiance and Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger helped write the song.
The good news is that Avril Lavigne is making music again (cue Sk8er Boi nostalgia). The bad news is that it’s a Nickleback cover. Which means it’s also a cover of her soon-to-be husband, Chad Kroeger. Although “Chavril” had lots of people cringing, this possible ode to their relationship might be a little bit cute. Emphasis on might.
In the cover, Avril takes the harsh rock song and turns it into a nice little ballad. As part of the soundtrack for the movie “One Piece Film: Z,” Lavigne is adding a very haunting version of the song to the piece. Though people might be cringing at the overly-coupley vibe to the song, it’s totally reminiscent of Lavigne’s older work. Her soft vocals are driven with emotion, similar to old tracks like “Together.”
I guess what I’m trying to say is that YES it’s super cheesy to do a cover of your fiance’s song. But perhaps the non-Chavril admirers need to calm down and appreciate that love conquers hate always. Even in the form of random and slightly unwanted covers like this.
Listen to the song here:
Three words: short, blonde and shaved. These were the hair trends this year rocking the celeb world. It’s kind of hard to tell who inspired who this year with all these similar and daring hair cuts. However, what I love about these celebrity do’s is that they can sometimes have meaning and inspiration behind them.
Here are 10 awesome celebrity hair makeovers:
1. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is known for her outrageous makeovers, but this one has quite a bit of meaning behind it. The singer shaved a portion of her head in memory of Terry Richardson’s mom, Annie Lomax. Gaga tweeted a photo of her new hair with a special message to her friend.
2. CeCe Frey
CeCe Frey shocked “X-Factor” viewers when she debuted her new platinum blonde look. CeCe isn’t new to daring looks as she often paints leopard print spots on her face. Fierce!
3. Anne Hathaway
Bless Anne Hathaway’s soul. I fell in love with Anne Hathaway this summer because she was a total babe in The Dark Knight Rises. When I saw her with her pixie cut, courtesy of her role in the upcoming film Les Miserables, my heart was sent into flutters. She really can rock anything.
4. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus sent the twitterverse into a buzz of love-hate feuding with her new do. Despite what anyone says, I think it’s awesome that Miley’s new haircut was able to give her a lot of confidence.
5. Marina and the Diamonds
Marina and the Diamonds completely transformed her entire wardrobe for her new album, Electra Heart. In her video for “Fear and Loathing,” Marina is seen chopping off her thick, black hair and opting for a cute bob. The move was daring, but her transformation totally goes with the theme of her album.
So, no hard feelings? Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley dressed up as his ex-wife Avril Lavigne while his girlfriend dressed up as Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. Whibley donned a blond wig with green streaks and a hoodie while his girlfriend Ari Cooper wore a Jack Daniels T-shirt and a blond wig as Kroeger.
While it’s pretty HILARZ the joke it also kind of mean-spirited. Whatever frustrations you have with your ex partner don’t need to be aired out in public or worse, turned into a joke on Halloween. You can’t take things in Celebrityville too seriously, but we can definitively say there were two people who probably didn’t think it was so funny.
Avril’s new fiance ranted against Whibley on Twitter: “Hey Deryck loved the costumes! we were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes haha!” He added: “You owe us a couples bowling grudge match see you when I get back from Russia!” Ouch!!
Apparently somewhere along the line, Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne are all related, which isn’t all that shocking considering:
1. Three of them are from Ontario and all of them are from Canada.
2. At some point or another ALL OF US ARE RELATED.
The whole scheme is clearly a blatant marketing campaign by Ancestry.com to amp up users but it’s admittedly a pretty smart one. The Canadian heritage archive told People the family links back to the early settlers of Canada’s Quebec province. Bieber and Gosling are 11th cousins once removed; he and Dion are 10th cousins three times removed; and he and Lavigne are 12th cousins.
If you really think about it though we’re all related in some way or another. So the whole message of this project and my article specifically is that you can be related to any celebrity you like. (You could totally go to a party and be all “Kanye and I are LITERALLY bros.”) I’m not thinking about it too much when it comes to Ryan Gosling though — being related to him puts a damper on our imminent relationship.
Anyway, thanks Ancestry.com for pointing out something that’s not very shocking but still mildly interesting for some reason.
Check it out here:
With all the songs floating around these days, it’s inevitable that a couple of them will sound similar — whether the resemblance is intentional or not. If you’ve noticed any songs that sound alike, we want to know. Share them with us in the comments!
One Direction versus The Clash
The boy band just released a music video for their fun pop single “Live While We’re Young,” however, Clash fans weren’t too happy about the track’s uncanny resemblance to “Should I Stay Or Should I Go.” Fans of the punk classic are lashing out on Twitter. Though the majority of the messages are pretty angry there are a couple gems: @GavanCasey said “One Direction’s new song sounds like what I imagine Satan’s tribute to The Clash would sound like, but slightly more melodic.” Even if it does have a slight resemblance, we’re still loving 1D’s version. It will be on their upcoming album Take Me Home on Nov. 12.
Lady Gaga versus Madonna
Madonna famously started a feud with Lady Gaga when she claimed the 26-year-old singer was trying to imitate her career. At a few MDNA concerts Madonna has merged Gaga’s “Born This Way” with her 1989 classic “Express Yourself,” implying that Gaga was paying homage. A few days ago in Atlantic City, the Material Girl dedicated her track “Masterpiece” to Gaga, saying: ”I’m gonna dedicate this next song to Lady Gaga. ‘Cause you wanna know something? I love her. I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery…”
Katy Perry versus Kesha Read more…
And now we intend to have a
very serious face-off between Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne’s (slightly shocking) new hairstyles.
In one corner we have Lady Gaga, who shaved the back of her head in honour of photographer Terry Richardson’s late mother. “I did it for u Terry,” she wrote on Twitter. “I’m sorry about ure mommy….” Unfortunately, Richardson’s mom passed away yesterday (Sept. 11). We love that Gaga’s hairstyle is a tribute to one of her friends. However, considering she wears so many colourful and cray wigs, we’re guessing this look will only come out once in a while.
Meanwhile, Avril found a way to make her Skrillex-esque undercut more unique, by adding in streaks of pink and green. Yikes! A lot of people are adding the self-dye job to her list of questionable decisions of late, which also includes marrying Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger (jk, jk).
“Tonight I got a little wild with my hair dye in my hotel room,” Avril said to Us Weekly at her runway show in NYC. “I just got dye happy and dyed my whole hair blond and then went crazy with these colors and studs.”
What do you think of the new looks?
We really can’t form an opinion on any controversial piece of Hollywood gossip until Taiwanese animation comedy site NMA.TV gives us their take. In the latest edition, they put Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger’s engagement in perspective for us, creating a helpful timeline of when the pair first met in relation to Avril’s romance with Brody Jenner and marriage to Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley.
NMAWorldEdition manages to poke fun of Chavril’s unlikely partnership and their horrible music, which terrorizes people around the world. At the heart, the channel wisely predicts a much deeper concern: are their forthcoming vows a sign of the apocalypse?
Watch it here:
After the devastating news of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger’s forthcoming union, we understand this mashup of their music might be a little too soon to take. Still, it’s my duty to bring the remix to your attention.
Insanity Wolf mashed up their songs “Complicated” vs “Rockstar” vs. “How You Remind Me.” The result is “This Is How You Remind Me That Being a Rock Star is Complicated.” Just rolls of the tongue, doesn’t it?
In all seriousness, we should be happy for the two singers. They’re easy targets to make fun of, but there comes a point when the jokes become mean. The two have found love and that’s more than many of us can say, right? C’mon, through ‘em one and be happy. Just don’t listen to the mashup song twice, because I haven’t tested what the ramifications are yet.
Listen to it here:
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Justin Bieber gets a cameo on The Simpsons and Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are engaged.
HIT: Justin Bieber to get Simpson-fied
The teen heartthrob is the latest celebrity to get himself drawn into cartoon’s most famous family, The Simpsons. Bieber let the news slip after tweeting he just did a voiceover session for the show, which was later deleted. One of the show’s executive producer later confirmed the news that the Biebs will make a cameo on the “Fabulous Faker Boy” episode which is set to air next year. Congrats Biebers, being on the Simpsons is pretty #swag.
MISS: Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are engaged
Here’s the dirty deets and here are my two cents on the best thing that happened to the internet. One, THEY WERE DATING? WHAT HAPPENED TO BRODY JENNER? Two, please don’t call them the first couple of Canadian music. That’s just offensive to all the Canadian artists who can actually make music. Three, all the face-mash ups are terrifying. Please stop. I like sleeping at night.
HIT: Jolie-Pitt offspring lands a movie role
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt has already landed herself a movie at four-years-old. She’ll be appearing in mom Angelina Jolie’s latest Disney flick, “Maleficent,” as a young Princess Aurora. If this is any indication of things to come from the Jolie-Pitt clan, expect them to be the next Smiths (as in Will and Jada’s multi-talented family).
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There are few words to describe how I felt last night when I heard about the upcoming nuptials of Canadians Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. I hazily remember feeling shocked and even manically excited, which sometimes happens when I’m scared and confused.
Lavigne, 27 and Kroeger, 37 were collaborating in February for her upcoming fifth studio album and told very few people about their relationship. After six months of dating People says he proposed with a 14-karat diamond ring.
Post after-shock, people are finally emerging from the corners of their bathrooms where they locked themselves, crying on the floor. Many took to Twitter with astute comments and questions about the relationship.
Here are some common reactions:
The hypochondriac – “Is it contagious?”
Serious media concerns — “Where were they when we needed them?”
Positive thinking — “They’re doing us a favour.”
Apocalypse — “Honey, prepare the sound proof bomb shelter.”
International relations — “Where does this put Canada on the world stage?” Read more…
Avril Lavigne has been on the road for her Black Star Tour for a year now and her final gift to fans is the video “Goodbye.”
The video features her arriving home and unpacking her suitcases after the presumably long tour. She then soaks her legs in the bathtub while drinking booze straight from the bottle (classy!) and slowly traipses around her house gazing forlornly at her new digs.
The video is actually pretty lonely considering it’s supposed to be a salute to her “black stars.” At the end she takes off her curly wig while mascara streams down her cheeks, as though she’s sad to return to her old self.
It’s also a lot sultrier than we’re used to seeing her. She’s wearing either a black corset or a lace bra and heels for the majority of the video. In one scene she sits on her bed tapping a whip against the duvet. Scandalous!
You really can’t say anything negative about it though. The video was shot by Mark Liddell and Lavigne requested fans show their support by making a donation to the Avril Lavigne Foundation to help sick or disabled children, which is a great sentiment.
Earlier this week Avril Lavigne posted this Twitpic of her bro’ing with Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger in the studio.
I’m a proud Canadian but I’m not sure about his collaboration people! I’ve already heard it referred to as the end of music.
What would an Lavigne + Kroeger collaboration sound like?
After two years of dating, it seems like Avril Lavigne will have to venture off and find a new skater boy. Her and Brody Jenner have called it quits.
Toronto Star reports the two didn’t last because they both have different career paths. Avril was’t to settle down but Brody wasn’t ready. The reality star wanted to focus on relaunching his career.
Avril, who’s been married once to Deryck Whibley of Sum 41, admits she wants to remarry and have kids soon.
“It’s all about love and I make that my number one priority,” she says.
There’s a fine line between sampling a song and straight ripping off someone else’s artistic integrity. Imitation is recognized as the highest form of flattery – but at what point does it go too far?
Most recently, Madonna finally spoke out about her insane influence of Lady Gaga, with focus on ‘Born This Way‘ and it’s similarity with Madge’s 1989 hit ‘Express Yourself’. And in the spirit of that buzz – we’re delighted to bring you a little sampling, thirteen songs that famously ripped off others (and were pretty successful in their own right). Some of which dealt with court settlements and others were able to slip through the legal cracks. For those arguing that the likes of Hammer and Vanilla Ice had the right to sample – both were busted by the predecessors for their use. Ice even argued in an episode of VH1′s ‘Behind the Music’ that it was completely original and the sampling accusations were bogus.
Tell us what you think! Below are thirteen examples, first being the song that ripped off the following song:
Jennifer Lopez “On The Floor (Ft. Pitbull)” VS. Los Kjarkas “Lloranda se fue”
Canadian singer Avril Lavigne and her boyfriend, The Hills star Brody Jenner were on their way back to the hotel late last night when they got attacked by a group of people, according to Gossip Cop.
The singer said she was left with “a black eye, bloody nose, hair ripped out, scratches, bruises and cuts.” Brody tried to intervene the fight but got hit over the head with a bottle.
She took to Twitter to vent her frustrations, saying: ”To clear things up I got attacked by 5 people last night out of nowhere. Not cool. My face is f***ed.”
Brody also tweeted, saying he now has a scar on his face – gasp! It’s sweet of Brody to step in and rescue his damsel in distress, even though Avril, most of the time, looks tougher than her main squeeze.
No word on who the assaulters are or if Avril pressed charges, but we all know she doesn’t let things slide. She will definitely get revenge.
Avril Lavigne’s curses have shocked baseball fans, reports Canoe Jam Entertainment.
The pop star was performing at a Tampa Bay Rays game in Florida this past weekend, when she apparently cussed out the technicians as she experienced sound problems.
Officials of the stadium have since apologized to fans, stating they were “extremely disappointed” by her foul language.
Lavigne was performing a short set as part of the team’s summer concert series, but quickly become angry and cursed in front of 25,000 shocked fans. Talk about professionalism.
A Rays spokesman issued a statement, saying, “The Rays demand profanity-free performances from all of our concert performers, and we are extremely disappointed… It is not consistent with the atmosphere that Tropicana Field is known for.”
She’s never been known for her class or respectable language, so this doesn’t shock me. I think it is so unprofessional for her to cuss out the technicians, let alone in front of a huge audience, because it is truly not their fault! Hopefully she learns from the backlash she’s receiving and learns to act a little more respectably.
OMG everyone that was 12 when Avril Lavigne’s first album came out, get excited because she has plans to release a fourth album. According to Perezhilton.com, Lavigne has been sitting on the record for a year now. It must be pretty awful, and by that I mean awesome. It’s been an eon since Lavigne last released an album, wonder if she can make a good enough come back to ride the slut wave along with Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. She may have to tweak her image a bit.
Lavigne claims that the record is “special” and “close to her heart”. I guess we can’t expect a Sk8er Boi track on this album. Maybe we’ll get a Surfer Boi track, in a “subtle” I reference to her relationship with Brody Jenner. Damn Avril you’ve come so far.