Frank Ocean’s ambitious track “Pyramids” got an equally ambitious eight-minute cinematic music video to accompany it. The track, which is from Channel ORANGE, features John Mayer, who makes an appearance in the trippy, disjointed video.
Watch the music video here:
Five key scenes:
Ocean starts off at the bar, downing four shots of absinthe in a row, before going cray and pulling out his gun. Read more…
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Kellie Pickler shaves her head for a friend with breast cancer and John Mayer and Katy Perry are back together.
HIT: Kellie Pickler shaves head for a friend
The country cutie appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday with a new look: a shaved head! Pickler got rid of her golden locks hair in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller. Miller was diagnosed with breast cancer in June, recently underwent a double mastectomy and is scheduled to start chemotherapy today. Pickler posted a press released on her Facebook page in hopes that she and Miller can raise more awareness and encourage young women to visit their doctor for a mammogram before they turn 40. Ladies, you heard them!
MISS: John Mayer and Katy Perry are back together
Apparently, Mayer and Perry aren’t over just yet but can you blame us believing it was? Mayer’s relationship status is just as finicky as a 12-year-old girl’s crush list. Mayer and Perry were seen together at a music festival on Saturday and having a dinner date on Tuesday. It was the hair, wasn’t it Perry? I mean, it’s pretty fancy and he’s back to looking like a human being.
HIT: President Obama calls on stoners Harold and Kumar for support
Just like in 2008, Obama’s campaign this year has found a lot of support from Hollywood. This time, John Cho and Kal Penn reprise their famous stoner duo for a commercial promoting the Democratic Convention. In the commercial, the President calls Harold and Kumar asking for their support. It’s not much of a stretch considering Penn left acting for politics to work as a Obama staffer in the White House. Penn will also be hosting a live-stream of the convention Thursday night. I wonder if he’s ever gone to a White Castle with Obama…
MISS: Kanye raps about Kim Kardashian’s sex tape Read more…
First of all, I’m not really sure we can define Katy Perry and John Mayer’s brief relationship as “serious,” considering they were photographed going out together over the course of several weeks. Considering how busy both of them must be, we’re guessing they didn’t have many romantic dates over candlelit dinners while John strummed “Your Body Is a Wonderland” on the ukelele.
US Weekly reported that John Mayer was tired of Perry’s hard partying-ways and thought e-dumping was the most attractive breakup method. However, there’s NO PROOF that John Mayer “broke up” with Katy Perry this way — no copy of an email, no drunkenly written blogs from either of the artists or even a passive aggressive tweet. All we have is an article that claims a “friend” revealed the details (note: a friend would never out you to the media).
Listen, I really wouldn’t put an email breakup past John Mayer but there’s no need to go bananas over non-news headline. On that note, people are also saying John Mayer chopped off his locks because he wanted a “breakup haircut.” Maybe the guy had split ends?
Do you think there’s any merit to the “news” John Mayer broke up with KP over email?
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Ryan Gosling is set to direct a film which he wrote and John Mayer ends it with Katy Perry via e-mail.
HIT: Ryan Gosling to direct his own film
He can sing, he can act and now he’ll direct his own film! Titled How to Catch a Monster, the flick will be lead by his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks. She’ll presumably play Billy, the single mother of two, who with her sons gets sucked into a fantasy underworld that they must escape from. Gosling also wrote the script and it’s scheduled to start filming next spring. Perfect Gosling is just perfect.
MISS: John Mayer dumped Katy Perry over e-mail
According to US Weekly, Perry found out her short summer fling with Mayer was over via e-mail. He probably thinks he’s hot shit because he cut his hair. I wouldn’t worry too much though, Perry fans. She’ll probably use this heartbreak to write another great hit.
HIT: Nick Jonas to co-judge with Demi Lovato on the X-Factor
I know the Jonas Brothers and Demi have always been on good terms ever since she and Joe split, but it’s always nice to see it reaffirmed. The youngest Jonas musician will be joining Demi on the X-Factor as a judge. While it’s not the American Idol gig he was reportedly looking for, X-Factor will at least deliver competition experience he was looking for.
MISS: Rihanna out with Rob Kardashian Read more…
All the papers are reporting that Katy Perry went to Disneyland to “get over” John Mayer, which seems ridiculous considering:
1. The pair only dated for several weeks so we highly doubt she hid under her duvet with double chocolate ice cream and wrote a new song called “Dear John the Sequel: What happened After Taylor Swift.”
2. She was dating John Mayer. Do you really think the recovery time took all that long?
Girl took some time out of her busy schedule to go to Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom with BFF Shannon Woodward. She tweeted a photo of them wearing mouse ears and hiding behind menus with the caption: “Why, yes! WE will dine with you, Walt!”
And we will gladly dine with you Katy.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Dane Cook jokes about the Aurora shooting and Zac Efron looks good in the Paperboy trailer.
HIT: The London Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directed spectacle was AMAZING. While there were some questionable moments (like Sargent Pepper mingling with the Industrial revolution crowd), everything else was fantastic. The Queen jumped out of a helicopter with Daniel Craig, Mary Poppinses brought down the evil Lord Voldemort, an appearance from my queen J.K. Rowling, the music through the ages bit, Paul McCartney, CORGIS… the list goes on. It was just amazing.
MISS: Dane Cook continues to not be funny with a terrible Aurora shooting joke
The “comedian” somehow thought it was a good idea to make a joke about the Dark Knight screening in L.A. a week after the incident. “The Batman movie is so bad,” said Cook, “had the killing spree not occurred, the people inside of the theater would have been begging for someone to shoot them.” He’s since apologized after the internet raged on him, and called it a “bad judgement call.” Three things: One, it was a bad judgement call for whoever gave you stage time. Two, this is the most insensitive joke I think I’ve ever heard. Comedy can be used to talk about hard issues but this didn’t even attempt to do that. Three, did Cook watch Dark Knight Rises? EVERYTHING ABOUT IT WAS SO GOOD. Much better than Employee of the Month.
HIT: Zac Efron in the Paperboy Trailer Read more…
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, John Mayer is creepy and hits on Jennifer Lawrence and Justin Bieber feels “disrespected” by fans.
HIT: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are invading your magazine stand
Garfield is on Nylon Guys, British GQ, i-D and VMan, while Stone has New York Magazine and Vogue, with an extensive spread. They also look adorable together on Teen Vogue. The Teen Vogue interview is a good read as two banter with each other, Stone talks about the stupid questions she gets, and Garfield reveals his man-crush on Ryan Gosling. I may or may not rush into my local Chapters, place all the magazines together, and label that section “OTP.”
MISS: Justin Bieber is rude to fans as he waits for Selena Gomez
While JBiebs’ star shone at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York, the media blew up a scuffle he had with some fans at the airport. Apparently, Bieber was bothered by the number of fans who were asking for his autograph as he waited for Selena Gomez. “I’ve had a long day, I flew in,” said Bieber. “I don’t have to be nicer about it. You guys are in my face.” Bieber was probably having an off day and you have to admit, it must be frustrating to have no privacy. Everybody has those days once in a while!
HIT: Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” wakes a girl from a coma Read more…
John Mayer recently told Rolling Stone Magazine that he was humiliated by the song Taylor Swift wrote about him. “It made me feel terrible. Because I didn’t deserve it. I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do,” he said.
Swift and Mayer were romantically linked before the song’s release and then came her not so subtly named song “Dear John. “The little number goes something like this: “Dear John, I see it all now it was wrong/ Don’t you think nineteen’s too young/ To be played by your dark, twisted games/ When I loved you so, I should’ve known.”
Mayer said he never had any indication of her feelings: ”I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call. I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?’ When asked about the song’s line, ‘Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with?’ He said: ‘I don’t want to go into that.’”
John also attacked the song: “‘I will say as a songwriter that I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting. I know she’s the biggest thing in the world, and I’m not trying to sink anybody’s ship, but I think it’s abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this!’ That’s bullshit.’”
And our feelings? The f*ck we give. While I agree the song could have stood to be more discreet (maybe Dear Tom instead?) it’s not the first time Mayer has been called out for his douchbaggery behaviour in relationships. If John is tired of talking about the Taylor Swift drama, then he should stop talking about it.
Listen to it here:
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Justin Timberlake is going back to music and Kristen Wiig leaves SNL.
HIT: Phillip Phillips is the winner of American Idol!
After a record number of votes, Phillip Phillips WON American Idol! Not too shabby. We’re excited to hear his track “Home” on the radio — it’s got a little bit of Mumford in there, doesn’t it? And I know, Jessica Sanchez was way cool but it doesn’t even matter if you win these days. I mean, look an Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.
MISS: Zac Efron got himself a pornstache
It’s been a slow news week and I’m tired of acknowledging Courtney Stodden’s existence, okay? What is this? My first whiskers? I know he’s just trying to show us how manly he is nowadays (condom dropping, bra unhooking, etc) and I’m fine with that. Everyone has to grow up. The mustache, though, is scraggly, patchy and reminds me of sad, prepubescent attempts at facial hair during Movember. Just go back to the scruff and all will be well.
HIT: Fun. covers Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”
From the Havard baseball team to Katy Perry, it seems like everyone’s covering the guilty pleasure of the year “Call Me Maybe.” The band Fun.’s acoustic version is addictive and well, fun. They’re also becoming some sort of cover band because we’ve already heard them perform “Somebody That I Used To Know.” If you need me, I’ll be dancing on the streets shamelessly while listening to both of them. Please feel free to join me.
MISS: John Mayer used 50 Shades of Grey to woo a special lady Read more…
John Mayer has announced on his blog that he’s cancelling his upcoming tour due to a vocal cord injury. Last fall, he had a granuloma on his vocal cord and now it has grown back.
In the blog post, Mayer said, “This is bad news. Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing. Though there will be a day when all of this will be behind me, it will sideline me for a longer period of time than I care to have you count down.”
Mayer goes on to explain, “a granuloma forms and continues to snowball because it’s in a spot where the vocal cords hit together and there’s no way to really give it a chance to heal without a good stretch of time and some pretty intensive treatment.”
Earlier this month, the singer announced a release date for his upcoming album, Born and Raised, which will come out on May 22.
Ouch! Reading Mayer’s description of a granuloma made me wince. Cancelling a tour due to a vocal cord injury is never a good thing and I hope he makes a fast recovery!
After a long hiatus John Mayer is back with his new song “Shadow Days.”
We imagine the tune would be perfect for a mildly generic romantic comedy during the pivotal scene when the two main characters realize they’re actually destined for each other after an overplayed cat and mouse chase.
The mellow, easy listening song was supposed to be released on March 6 but he ended up leaking the full version of the track on Cities97 Radio.
The lyrics chronicle a man who had a rough start but is finally ready to let go: “Well I ain’t no troublemaker, And I never meant her harm, But it doesn’t mean I didn’t make it hard to carry on.”
What does it really mean? Our guess is that it’s a resounding apology to all the celebrities he’s tainted in the past by dating them: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson…
Tony Bennett’s comeback season has been luring for several years, it continues to reign with his John Mayer collaboration on “One For My Baby (And One More for the Road)”
It’s a tasteful cover of a classic, but what is most fascinating is their mutual love and respect for the music and eachother. The clip is a part of Bennett’s upcoming DVD special that also features his duets with Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Michael Buble and many others.
Bennett’s follow up to his triple-Grammy winning “Duets I” album is closer to his jazz and classic repertoire and also features one of the last recordings and music videos from Amy Winehouse, “Body and Soul,” before her death on July 23, 2011. It has plenty of surprises like Lady Gaga taking on “The Lady is a Tramp.”
“Duets II: The Great Performance” DVD is set for release on March 6.
It’s the winter season and that means celebrities think it’s justified to roam around Hollywood in a ridiculously cheesy Christmas sweater. Said sweater does have it’s benefits. For example, if you’ve been at Nana’s house and ate a little too much roast beef, you can cover up your bloated belly with a Christmas sweater.
Some celebrities like Justin Bieber can look cute in just about anything. But men like Cee Lo Green and John Mayer only end up looking like clowns. You may argue Snoop Dogg doesn’t belong in a Christmas sweater because he’s “too gangster” but that’s precisely why he can rock it.
Let’s take a look at some of our favourite celebrities looking ridiculous yet festive. You can check out more holiday madness at Oh No They Didn’t.
Cee Lo Green
That hot dude from Criminal Minds
Conan O’Brien with Mike Tyson, Max Weinberg and Andy Richter
Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin
We wish her a quick and full recovery!
After canceling her U.S. tour in October because of hemorrhaging due to a benign polyp in her vocal chord, proving the throat cancer rumors untrue, Adele has had laser surgery on Monday to stop the bleeding. The singer is expected to make a full recovery.
From her singles, “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You,” alone, it is easy to see what a talented gift this British singer-songwriter has. We hope that Adele is back on her feet in no time, making her third record which is sure to be filled with her heartfelt lyrics and soulful melodies.
Adele isn’t the only singer that will be put on vocal rest due to a polyp.
It was announced at the beginning of November that country singer Keith Urban is also set to undergo throat surgery later this month due to a polyp on his vocal chords. Following his surgery, Urban says that he will be forced to postpone or cancel any of his appearances which require him to sing more than one song, and will be rescheduled in 2012.
Singer John Mayer also underwent surgery in October, due to a granuloma just above his vocal chord, and will be on vocal rest for the rest of he month.
“I should be frustrated but I can’t seem to stop thinking about beautiful things… I never thought I’d be wishing I could do what I love again,” Mayer posted on his blog the day of his surgery. “The only difference between now and when I was 18 is that now I have this beautiful, meaningful record waiting for me when I can sing it.”
We can’t wait to see all three back on the music scene very soon!
In case you missed Fresh Press Live today, Natalia and Casey counted down the douchiest John Mayer quotes, along with all the music and entertainment news you need to know:
When you thought you couldn’t get John Mayer to shut up about his latest conquests, the kind of Verbal Diarrhea gets struck with granuloma just above his vocal chord, thus making him shut up for a month.
John updated everyone on his blog the other day, explaining because of his recent throat surgery, he has to postpone the release of his album Born and Raised. He also has to be on complete vocal rest for the next 30 days. Somewhere, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston are having a big pow wow.
The 34-year-old singer-songwriter is known to talk out of his ass in the media. He’s pretty much made fun of every girl he’s ever dated, whether famous or not. It seems letting his bluesy rock music speak for himself just isn’t enough. Until now, I suppose.
Here are some of the most hilarious, albiet embarrassing John Mayer quotes.
On his former flame, Jessica Simpson: ”That girl is like crack cocaine to me. Sexually it was crazy…That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm.”
On his genitals: “My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a David Duke cock.”
On the black community: “What is being black?…It’s taking something that’s seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you’ll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude’s.”
On meteorology: “Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you’d bring me up in conversation forever. And when it rained, I’d be the talk of the day.”
On homosexuality: “All of a sudden I thought, I can outgay this guy right now. I grabbed him and gave him the dirtiest, tongue-iest kiss I have ever put on anybody—almost as if I hated fags.”
On pornography: “When I watch porn, if it’s not hot enough, I’ll make up backstories in my mind. My biggest dream is to write pornnography.”
I have to say, John has provided us with a ton of humour over the past few years. There’s nobody else that causes everyone in the world to facepalm. Quite frankly, I’m sure the word “facepalm” didn’t exist until John Mayer. This upcoming month without him chirping about some bullshit should be ike a well deserved vacation for all.
John Mayer’s Back To You Fund has donated $15,000 to Family Centers’ Stamford CARES program. The organization provides support for HIV and AIDs patients.
“With fewer and fewer state and federal dollars being allocated to HIV/AIDS education and support, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to provide our clients the service they desperately need,” Bob Arnold, president of Family Centers, said in a release.
The Back To You Fund receives a percentage of money John earns from his live shows.
John Mayer has cancelled shows and delayed his next album after announcing he has granuloma. Granuloma is an unflamed nodule near his vocal chords.
“Born and Raised is complete as far as music recording, song selection, and in some cases mixing, but because of this condition I couldn’t finish singing on several of the tracks,” John wrote on his Tumblr page about his upcoming album.
“This means the record will be released next year instead of this fall or winter,” he added.
John Mayer took on his Tumblr this afternoon to announce that he will be cancelling a series of upcoming high-profile performances, including Ryan Seacrest’s “iheartradio” Music Festival in Las Vegas and a Tony Bennett concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
He also goes on to acknowledge the release of his upcoming album, “Born and Raised” will be moved to next year. As we reported in May, the album was originally scheduled for an October release.
Here is the full post, from his one forty plus blog:
After several months of going week to week monitoring and hoping to correct the condition, I am forced to cancel my upcoming singing engagements due to something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma.
I’m bummed to have to bow out of both the iheartradio Music Festival in Las Vegas and an appearance with Tony Bennett in Los Angeles. I know there were people depending on me to be there and I’m sorry that I can’t be on those stages.
‘Born and Raised’ is complete as far as music recording, song selection, and in some cases mixing, but because of this condition I couldn’t finish singing on several of the tracks. This means the record will be released next year instead of this fall or winter.
This is a temporary setback, though I’m not sure how long or short a period of time it will be. I’ve got the best doctors in the country looking after me and I will be singing and touring again as soon as I get the all clear. Until then I’ll be spending time writing and composing more music and kicking an empty soup can around the West Village.
I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon. Until then take good care.
Mayer will be featured on a duet of “One for My Baby (And One For The Road) with Tony Bennett on “Duets II”, which is due out September 20.
The event is being put on by AARP and AARP Foundation. It will take place September 24th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Carrie Underwood, Diana Krall, and Stevie Wonder will also be joining Tony Bennett.