MadMixMustang‘s mash-up of Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Madonna’s “Vogue” is truly iconic.
See what I did there? It’s because “Vogue” is an iconic song and it’s being mashed up with Icona Pop. No, it’s not funny? Fine, whatever. I’m going to play this on repeat all day as I make myself giggle with my rather large dossier of bad jokes.
If you don’t have a wide range of bad jokes to tell yourself, you might as well take a listen to this anyways. It’s pretty badass.
Jennifer Lawrence and Sarah Jessica Parker share a moment on the red carpet.
It can be tough to find the right outfit for the Met Gala. There’s so much pressure to be dressed the best and the competition is steep! Like I said in Part 1, this year’s punk theme might have been a bit too high concept for some people to wrap their heads around. So while some celebrities made some honest but failed attempts at going punk, some celebrities completely ignored the theme all together. So here are our choices for the ones who did not quite make the best dressed list and the ones who completely missed the mark all together.
There’s a lot of the classic Taylor Swift elements going on in the dress, but I find the black so jarring on Swift. Perhaps if this was in Swift’s go to white colour it would work better.
Blake Lively looks like she is channeling her inner Black Swan, but there’s nothing very punk about this.
I love Jennifer Lawrence but this just seems like a case where a celebrity was contractually obligated to wear this design. J. Law is the face of Miss Dior so it makes sense why this happened. It’s pretty but not amazing.
It seems like just yesterday that Glee celebrated its 30o’s musical number with that Adele mashup of “Someone Like You,” and “Rumour Has It.” We just couldn’t. Stop. Listening. Now, Glee has released “Shout,” its 500th musical number, from the upcoming episode “Boys (and Girls) on Film.”
This episode pays a homage to the music from movies that include Footloose, Top Gun, and Animal House.
Of course, Glee fans are most excited about Kurt and Blaine’s reconstruction of Moulin Rouge’s “Come What May.” In fact, fans wanted the duo to sing this song so badly that Glee creator Ryan Murphy tried to get a petition going to get One million dollars from his fans, as incentive to write the song in.
Troll Murphy, I bow down to you and your sass, and thank you for answering your fans prayers. You have a big heart.
In honour of the shows 500th music number, ANDPOP wants to look back at Glee’s 5 greatest tribute episodes.
Behind the veil of Mckinley High doing another school musical, Glee had an entire episode (and a half if you count the one before hand) dedicated to the music of hit musical, Grease. The musical’s iconic songs matched the show’s plot extremely well; having Blaine sing “hoplessly devoted to you” in reaction to his break up with Kurt was very clever and well done, as was tying in Rachel and Finn with “You’re the One that I Want.” Finchel flashbacks have a special place in my heart.
Stand out song: Grease Lightning
2) Britney 2.0
This tribute episode didn’t only honour the music of Britney Spears, but also the pop star’s past. The episode centered around Brittany following Britney Spears’ path. The character was ready to shave her hair following a less than tasteful performance of “Gimme More.”
Stand out song: Crazy/ You Drive me Crazy
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Last night No Doubt pulled their video “Looking Hot” after online commenters complained the video was offensive. The music video included Native American imagery, such as a teepee, smoke signals, feathers and headresses.
YouTube commenters and online bloggers were quick to bash the video for insensitively appropriating Native American culture, and soon after, No Doubt took the video down and issued an apology.
In a post titled ”In Regards to Our ‘Looking Hot’ Music Video” on their official website, No Doubt wrote:
As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history. Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realize now that we have offended people. This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately. The music that inspired us when we started the band, and the community of friends, family, and fans that surrounds us was built upon respect, unity and inclusiveness. We sincerely apologize to the Native American community and anyone else offended by this video. Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are.
The track was the follow up single to “Settle Down” from their sixth studio album Push and Shove. Did you see it? What did you think of it?
While No Doubt didn’t intend for their music video to be offensive, many artists before them have released music videos deemed too insensitive by major networks. And sometimes that’s the whole point…
Seven controversial music videos
Madonna — “Like A Prayer”
When the music video for “Like A Prayer” was first released people were shocked at its Catholic iconography. The video tells the story of a black man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Madonna witnesses the whole thing and later kisses a Saint on the mouth. This is heavy stuff, especially for 1989. The Pope wanted to ban her from performing in Italy.
Nicki Minaj — “Stupid Hoe”
Nicki Minaj‘s “Stupid Hoe” was so controversial that BET banned it from airing. Although they didn’t specify why, it was probably because the raunchy lyrics. The count? Minaj says stupid hoe an astounding 52 times and f*ck 10 times.
Lady Gaga — “Alejandro”
Because of the religious imagery, MTV chose to air Lady Gaga‘s “Alejandro” only on its sister stations after midnight. Gaga’s video combined Catholic imagery with sexual themes like S&M and androgyny. Gaga, who wears a latex version of a nun’s robe, even ingests rosary beads in one scene. Needless to say, she was criticized by everyone from Katy Perry to the Catholic League.
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In grade one, my most challenging assignment was to create a string necklace out of 100 Cheerios, to celebrate our 100th day in class. The amount of precision and numerical skills necessary was astounding. And while I did get a cool necklace at the end of the day, I still think I would have preferred learning an 80s pop culture hit.
We’ve already established that Mr. Avina is the COOLEST teacher ever. Months ago we found a video in which his class performs Madonna’s “Vogue,” complete with choreography. This round, his class learned another one of her hits, “Material Girl.”
The song is a part of a play called “The Lonely Prince,” performed by the LAUSD’s Olympic Primary Center class. The play is being performed as a final project for their language arts unit on friendship.
In this scene, maids and butlers bring the prince a bunch of toys, but no matter what they bring, he remains bored and unhappy. It’s not until much later, when he finds a friend, that he understands material objects will not bring him happiness.
The full play, featuring other musical numbers, will debut on YouTube on Nov. 2, 2012. [@artavina]
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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…”
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The day: March 14,1992. Somewhere in the suburbs of Chicago, Shaun Sperling had his Bar Mitzvah and became a man. To mark the occasion, Shaun decided to have a Madonna theme for his celebration. So naturally, he performed a dance to her classic “Vogue” to get the party started.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Rob Kardashian isn’t going to law school after all and Joss Whedon signs deal to stay in the Marvel Universe.
HIT: Joss Whedon to stay with the Marvel Universe
Whedon just signed a contract with Marvel and Disney to direct Avengers 2 and a develop a live-action Marvel-based television series for ABC. I’m a bit apprehensive of a live-action TV series, but if anyone can do it, it’s the cult-creating phenom Whedon. Also, I may just lose it if he helps broker a deal between Sony and Disney to include Spiderman (Andrew Garfield) in the next Avengers film. Please Whedon, make it happen!
MISS: Rob Kardashian NOT going to law school
It doesn’t seem Rob will be following in his father’s footsteps after all (his real dad was O.J. Simpson’s lawyer). It was news to the University of Southern California when the Kardashian tweeted that he would be attending law school there (“Going to Law School very soon and so excited and can’t wait! School just never ends for me! #UniversityofSouthernCal#Trojans #FightOn”). Representatives from USC’s Gould School of Law said the Kardashian didn’t even apply. At least he pretended he has more ambition than selling his soul for money. We can’t say the same for his sisters!
HIT: Zooey Deschanel spotted with her new guy
The queen of all things quirky and cute (even at 32) has been spotted stealing a kiss from current beau, screenwriter Jamie Linden. While she told Marie Claire magazine she didn’t have time to date, he seems like someone you make time for. He’s pretty cute and has got to be romantic considering he did help write the screenplay for Dear John.
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Madonna surprisingly only has one outfit change in her music video for “Turn Up The Radio” and it involves taking off her jacket. The singer leaves her hotel room, bombarded by the flashing lights of photographers. She realizes all she needs to pick up her spirits is a drive through the Italian countryside, where she runs into her fans and a few free spirits she takes along for the ride. Madonna filmed the video in Florence last month. The track is the latest single from her electronic pop album MDNA.
If you want to create a media circus, just flash a bit of your nipular area on stage. I’m not sure if Madonna choreographed the 2-second peep show for her concert in Turkey or if she was just riding the euphoric wave of performance highs but her fans certainly weren’t complaining.
During her MDNA concert in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday night the 53-year-old singer bared her right breast to fans during the song “Human Nature.” Of course, since pretty much everyone waves flashing cell phones as opposed to softly lit lighters, someone in the front section caught it all on tape.
I’m guessing the move was calculated as she turned around to reveal a large tattoo on her back that said “NO FEAR.”
Well duh, you don’t go to a Madonna concert expecting fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows (though that would be even more shocking for Madonna). During a recent show in Tel Aviv, she used Nazi imagery like swastikas and the Iron Cross during the interlude.
Some of the stunts she pulled in the 80s were so scandalous that she got pulled off certain channels, but those same images (bisexuality, sadomasochism) are hardly shocking now. The point: should we lighten up?
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Madonna used questionable imagery during her concert in Israel yesterday, including images of Adolf Hitler and swastikas. The images went up during a video interlude at one of her concerts.
One of the images was of Madonna with a swastika on her forehead and a moustache similar to Hitler’s. In other scenes, there were visuals of the Iron Cross, which was a military decoration of The Third Reich.
Granted, the Nazi images were among other scenes of violence, war and political protests, but it sparked mega controversy and many people said they shouldn’t have been used at all.
Considering the context, do you think the images should have been used?
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These days, it’s hard to to find a song that doesn’t remind you of another song. A lot of artists purposely borrow from each other or unintentionally use similar melodies (check out One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” versus Grease’s “Summer Nights.”)
During the May 27 rehearsals in Tel Aviv for her MDNA world tour, Madonna unexpectedly performed her song “Express Yourself” with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.”
A while ago, Madonna implied that Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” was just a knock-off of her hit “Express Yourself.” She told ABC News: ”I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song. I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was … interesting.”
Gaga, who prides herself on individuality, wasn’t thrilled with Madonna’s comparison and told NME last year: ”I’m a songwriter. I’ve written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a song and think I’m getting one over on everybody? That’s retarded,” she said. “What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about. … If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years.”
Madonna and Gaga’s songs admittedly sound quite similar. However, a lot of people think Madonna’s mashup was a bit immature, especially when she starts singing: “She’s not me,” near the end, as though she’s trying to prove some sort of point.
Whatever the case, there are tons of songs that sound similar to each other and I don’t think there’s any harm in addressing the similarities, intentional or not.
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It was only a couple weeks ago that Madonna made controversial comments about MDMA at her concert to young fans, so it’s kind of ironic that she’d be angry at her 15-year-old daughter Lourdes for smoking a cigarette.
The teen’s rebellious moment was naturally caught on camera since she’s followed practically everywhere and quickly went viral.
“[I] wasn’t very happy,” Madonna said in an interview with Rock Center’s Harry Smith. “Honestly, I don’t think I’m as tough as I should be. I think I need to be maybe tougher.”
Madonna has a right to be angry since smoking is a dirty habit but at the same time, the Material Girl smokes in her new video for Girl Gone Wild. Still, she insists her daughter didn’t pick up the habit from her. ”I don’t smoke, that’s just an accessory. There’s a difference. She smoked that cigarette before I did that video. She didn’t get that for me.”
I’m sure she doesn’t smoke since the lady looks fab at 53 but she’s still a role model for millions of young girls, especially her own daughter.
Watch the interview here:
Once again, the queen of pop has proven to us how stinkin’ rich she is.
The secret to Madonna’s youthful skin are through intraceutical facials, which need to be administered by a special machine.
According to the Telegraph, the singer has bought six, costing £9,000 each.
Doing that math, that’s about $85,587 in total!
“I am what I am. And I don’t like the idea of someone putting you to sleep then taking knives to you,” Madonna once said about cosmetic surgery.
Oh okay. That makes sense.
She’ll just pay pretty much the same amount for some daily serum. And then, she’ll have her photo enhanced later on when she has a photoshoot!
Deadmau5 was so pissed that Madonna made comments about drug use to her young fans at a recent concert that he slammed the pop queen on Facebook, his blog and Twitter. Madonna was at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami this past weekend and shouted to the crowd: “How many people in this crowd have seen molly?”
If you don’t know, molly is slang for MDMA, one of the key ingredients in ecstasy and also similar to the name of Madonna’s newest album (MDNA). It’s a popular drug with the progressive house music community.
While tons of her fans cheered, Deadmau5 was clearly not impressed as he took to Facebook and Twitter and wrote:
“Very classy there madonna. ‘HUR DUR HAS ANYONE SEEN MOLLY???’ such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra.”
He added, “Quite the f’n philanthropist. but hey, at least yer HIP AND TRENDY! f*cking cant smack my head hard enough right now.”
However, a lot of people thought his comments were hypocritical considering a lot of Deadmau5′ own fas are hopped up at his concerts. Still, he assured commenters on Twitter that he doesn’t condone or promote drug use like Madonna did:
I have to agree with Deadmau5. Madonna is a role model for tons of young people, so why would she seemingly encourage it? There are too many celebrities who create a poor image just to make a quick buck.
Deadmau5 also took to his blog and clarified why he was upset at the reference. He said everyone can make their own personal decisions when it comes to drug use but that “BIG voices” shouldn’t appeal to today’s young crowd by condoning drugs and should be more responsible for the image they promote.
As he says on his blog: ”Now, weve taken EDM so far in the past decade, so goddamned far. It really hurts me to see rampant ADVOCATION of extreme bullshit lifestyles to a genre that spans pretty much any age gap these days. Of course, ill always have my opinions about this or that… and yeah, its my personal choice not to do drugs, but im not on a fucking crusade to stamp out other peoples personal choices by no means. fuck being a crusader. Im not pro, or anti drug… but… ill easily let you know that im pro-responsibility.”
What do you think? Was it an inappropriate comment for Madonna to make?
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I’m getting pretty sick of Madonna lately because it seems like every time I go online there’s a new “sneak peek” or teaser for one of her songs or videos. One teaser is enough Madonna! I don’t need to hear 30 seconds of every song you’re going to release because there’s not much I can do with those 30 seconds.
Anyway, she finally released the full video for her previously teased song “Girl Gone Wild.” A leather-clad and sometimes chained Madonna dances around smoking men wearing spikes and heels. The black and white video is pretty tepid but I like it because it reminds me of classic erotic Madonna.
Watch it below:
Madonna’s new track ‘I F**ked Up’ has been released.
Featured in her upcoming album called MDNA, the song begins with everyone’s sorriest excuse and has her singing more self-pitying words.
Set to be released on March 26, MDNA is set to be the 53-year-old pop icon’s return to music made for the dance floor.
Personally, I don’t think I’m a fan of the song.
But I have to admit that it’s very revealing. That itself deserves many respect points from me to the pop superstar.
What do you think?
Shakira loves Skrillex
Shakira loves Skrillex so much that when she heard to song on her car radio in Barcelona she blasted it and started dancing.
Justin and Carly collaboration
Justin Bieber is doing everything he can to help his new artist Carly Rae Jepsen, even if that means collaborating with her. Jepsen mentioned in an interview with Ryan Seacrest that they’re working on a song that will be released soon. Bieber has been doing everything he can to promote her. On top of signing Jepsen to his own label, he called up some of his Disney friends and had them dance to “Call Me Maybe.”
Madonna’s “Girl Gone Wild” video
Snippets of songs from Madonna’s new album have been hitting us all week (to an annoying degree) and now we have a clip of her new video for “Girl Gone Wild.” Madonna gyrates with a bunch of male dancers in the black and white teaser. The video kind of reminds of Madonna’s earlier days.
Demi trashed hotels for fun
Demi Lovato has gone through some dark days and apparently she used to trash hotel rooms for kicks. In an interview with NYC radio Z103, she confessed to throwing things when she’s bored. “I break things,” she said. I’ve trashed dressing rooms just for the hell of it.” She also said she has thrown deli meat on the ceiling when she’s bored.
Taylor Swift rolls in cash
Taylor Swift was voted the number one moneymaker by Billboard. The country singer is only 22, but she still pocketed more cash from her album sales and world tour than U2, Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga, who were also on the Top 40 list.
In a decidedly less epic affair than the Superbowl halftime show, Madonna premiered her new song “Girl Gone Wild,” the second single from her forthcoming studio album “MDNA.”
Apparently Madonna wasn’t satisfied with the mixed reviews she received for “Give Me All Your Luvin” but I actually prefer that song to this one. They’re now calling her first single a “buzz single” meant to create hype, but that’s probably because it started to stall on Billboard’s charts.
Quick thinking guys!
Her new song tells the tale of bad girls who “get fired up like a smoking gun.” Although Madonna knows it’s wrong, it feels so good so she is a “bad girl anyway, hey!” I like the beat of this song but I don’t find Madonna is punchy enough. It almost sounds like she’s holding back — she’s not completely selling it to me. But I will say, the chorus will be stuck in my head all day.
What do you think?
You can hardly recognize some of these musicians back when they were teens. It shows the dramatic transformation some celebs go through
(ahem Marilyn Manson, Madonna), although others look virtually the same, like Katy Perry above.
The photos remind me of the Skrillex evolution we saw last week. I don’t think my high school pictures are so unrecognizable but I will say I rocked a pretty intense side bang.