For The Record: N.E.R.D., ‘Idol,’ Miley Cyrus & More

· Pharrell says N.E.R.D. is gearing up to release a full-length, Beatles-style movie later this year, directed by Hype Williams. · “Idol” producers have promised that the “biggest star in the world” will be dropping by for tonight’s finale. Um, is this who they’re talking about? · Miley Cyrus is prepping her full-length debut under… Read more »

Kanye Shares N.E.R.D. Remix, Proves Pharrell Can Still Bring It

Kanye just posted this remix of the new N.E.R.D. track “Everyone Nose”on his blog. You remember that track? About “about all the girls standing in the line for the bathroom”? And we caught a supposedly cleaned-up Lindsay Lohan on the video set with someone dressed up like a giant nose, etc…? You can listen to… Read more »

N.E.R.D. Video Shoot: Lindsay Lohan, Lines and a Slashing

WOW. We were getting crazy text messages last night from an eyewitness at the N.E.R.D. video shoot for their single, “Everyone Nose,” saying that all hell had broken loose on the set. The video, which was being shot in New York’s Flatiron District, apparently got shut down at around 9pm when two people were rushed… Read more »

‘X Factor’ Celeb Mentors: How Did Rihanna, Pharrell Fare?

By James Dinh It’s clear “X Factor” isn’t scared to tack on some star power to their much-hyped talent competition; just take a look at the judging panel. And after catching Thursday’s night’s delayed episode, which featured Rihanna, Pharrell, Enrique Iglesias and Mariah Carey (sort of), it’s even clearer. show||video|701225 In an episode that sent… Read more »

New West Week: Diary Of The L.A. Hip-Hop Scene

show|1661944|video|642604 By Steven Roberts New West Week, spotlighting the re-energized L.A. hip-hop scene, is under way at MTV News, and when I originally pitched the concept of a New West Week I didn’t have much of a big, grandiose plan. I noticed that there were a bunch of young, up-and-coming artists in L.A. who didn’t… Read more »

T.I. Becomes A Legend: Wake-Up Video

Before he earned the reputation as “the Jay-Z of the south” (a well-earned title bestowed upon him by Neptunes and N.E.R.D. mastermind Pharrell Williams) and long before legal troubles threatened to derail his career, Clifford Harris (better known to the hip-hop world as T.I.) was merely a hungry rapper from Atlanta with a serious flow…

Backstage With Usher And Swedish House Mafia At The 2010 American Music Awards

By Adam Stewart One little tweet from Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello was the hint that something big was about to happen with them during Sunday night’s (November 21) American Music Awards. “At the AMAs. Feel like crashing someone’s performance,” Angello blasted out to his over 55,000 Twitter followers just hours before millions of viewers… Read more »

Gorillaz Get Tour And Studio Support From Little Dragon

By Joel Hanek This past Friday (October 8th), the amalgamated animated legend collective that is Gorillaz kicked off the American leg of their world tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City. After a supporting set from N.E.R.D., Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s brainchild manifested itself with the help of a group of venerable… Read more »

‘The Social Network’ Friends This Week’s ‘Late Night Lineup’

First, a bit of business: After not getting very much information for a while, we now know a whole lot more about Conan O’Brien’s upcoming return to late night. A few weeks ago we learned the title of his new show (“Conan” or “Conaw,” depending on your sense of humor) and over the weekend it… Read more »

Enrique Iglesias Rules The ‘Late Night Lineup’

Like all good things, summer vacations have to end eventually. All the talk show hosts are back to work this week (save for the Comedy Central duo of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who are pre-empted for the next few days), which means that the guest lists are gigantic. David Letterman kicks off the week… Read more »