Looking absolutely scrumptious, Mel B dances on the Desperate Housewives backlot, changes outfits (and hairdos) multiple times, and kisses herself in the gorgeous new video for her dance single “For Once in My Life.” I’m interviewing her tonight at Club 11 in WeHo (COME ON DOWN!) and, I gotta say, I’m A LITTLE NERVOUS. What do I talk about? What should I ask her? Of course, I’m a huge Spice Girls fan, but I can’t just scream “ZIGGA-ZIG-AH” in her face for twenty minutes. Or can I? HEEEEELP!
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I’m getting a slight B-52s vibe. Anyone else? What do you think? More radio-friendly than the R Kelly duet, huh?
Absolutely fab song and video, featuring a wall-eyed Sarah Silverman as a withdrawn psych patient who finds healing through dance. More touching than funny. Says MTV: “From the viewer’s perspective, watching ‘We Do Not Belong’ is an emotionally confounding experience: The minute you see Sarah on screen, you’ll want to laugh, but seeing her bumble her way through rehabilitation and, through Will’s musical tutelage, finally break out of her shell will subsequently result in your (and Sarah’s) messy emotional catharsis. She finally found a way to unfurl her fingers and relate to humans! Will’s weeping with pride! Sarah’s… barfing! We’re cry-barfing!
Read the MTV interview with Sarah and Psychic Friends’ Will Schwarz here.
Local lovelies Hi Fashion (featuring wowlebrity Jen DeMartino, omg YAY) are back with “PUPUSA,” a witty ditty with fast-paced lyrics and booty-poppin’ dance beats. (Did I really just write that? Who AM I?). As they say in a statement for the video: “”PUPUSA’ is a pleasantly satisfying explosion of weirdassery to rival the videos of Die Antwoord and their nemesis Lady Gaga.” Love the looks. Love the outfits. Love the makeup. Perhaps I need a Hi Fashion makeover?
Critics at Time, Rolling Stone, and MTV News are pissing themselves over Eminem’s new rapid-fire, six-minute tribute to himself, “”Rap God.” The song itself is brilliant in its way, I suppose (the bit from 4:55 to 5:15 is particularly mind-blowing), but what seems to be lost in the mountains of praise is the often violently homophobic lyrics.
In the first verse, Eminem says he’s “still be able to break a motherfucker’s table over the back of a couple faggots and crack it in half.” Then in the second verse, he goes off on the following rant: ”Little gay-looking boy / So gay I can barely say it with a straight face-looking boy / You witnessing massacre like you watching a church gathering taking place-looking boy / ‘Oy vey, that boy’s gay,’ that’s all they say looking-boy / You take a thumbs up, pat on the back, the way you go from your label every day-looking boy.”
Read all the lyrics here, and weigh in. Does he get a pass because, as The Week points out, he’s pretty much built his career on the notoriety of his deliberately offensive lyrics? And like, say, Family Guy or South Park, he pretty much bashes everybody without regard to political correctness? Or is it just hateful garbage that needs to be stopped? The Week goes on to note that since Eminem’s heyday, rap has made quite a few strides when it comes to homophobia and hate speech (the rise of Frank Ocean; Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, and Kanye West speaking out in favor of marriage equality etc), and maybe it’s time to just kick this relic from a by-gone era to the curb. “Don’t download Eminem’s new single,” they admonish, “and don’t buy his new album. We’ve heard this all before, and there’s no reason any of us should be subjected to it again.
Says supersexy lead singer Brendon Urie: “‘Girls/Girls/Boys’ is such a racy song that it immediately made me think of one of the sexiest videos of all time, which also happens to be one of my favorites. Doing an homage to D’Angelo’s classic video seemed like a perfect fit.”
Have you SEEN this video yet? Rihanna is doing some sort of ratchet stripper chic thing (I’m using that word correctly, right? Ratchet? Rihanna looks ratchet?), wearing some busted Hollywood Boulevard nonsense, it’s just a mess. A hot, steaming pile o’ mess. And that dollar yard-sale wig, don’t get me started. She even manages to make those Chanel accessories look cheap. This girl. I just can’t with her anymore. Watch it and tell me if she’s doing some sort of meta, post-modern take on female empowerment and I just don’t get it, or she just trash, pure and simple?