By James Dinh
Pop star collaborations are a pretty common trend nowadays, so there's no doubt that a team-up between Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga would shake up the pop scene (and possibly break the Internet). And while the triple treat duet is only a mere wishful thought, English rock band Kaiser Chiefs’ video for “Kinda Girl You Are” has helped fans visualize what it could be like to see the threesome in action.
Using look-a-likes of each of the pop titans, Kaiser Chiefs’ clip follows the entertainers as they venture on an all-day city adventure. Britney kicks off the all-girl outing when she hot wires a car to pick up her pop peers on the side of the street. Bey and Gaga appeared side by side in a car during in the “Telephone” video in 2010, and it looks like they’re still driving on a path towards rebellion. Whether they’re throwing things out the car, flashing fellow drivers or running around recklessly in an abandoned parking lot, these pop stars are set on letting lose.
Shenanigans continue into the late evening when the look-a-likes hit the downtown city. After passing a couple of loudmouthed men, Gaga approaches one of them, pushes his food out of his hand and licks his cheek. But even pop megastars aren’t immune to jealous girlfriends as an angry blonde confronts Mother Monster and begins a sidewalk brawl. Police appear just in time to break up the fight, but leave it to Beyoncé to steal the officer’s cap and flee away from the scene. “Kinda Girl You Are” closes with a quick scene of the entertainer eating take-out at a bus station.
Check it out after the jump. Read More...
By Christina Garibaldi
Girls Generation took some time out of their busy schedule of topping the music charts, selling out Madison Square Garden and taking over the United States to sit down with MTV News late last week. I got the opportunity to talk to these girls (who I am now obsessed with) and they told me all about their plans for a U.S. album (they haven’t started working on it yet), their first U.S. single (out November 19), and their latest video, “The Boys,” which currently has almost 15 million YouTube views in just two weeks.
Now, these girls are known for their infectious, radio-friendly songs, structured dance moves and impeccable style. Yet, what you may not know is that they have members in the group that not only speak Korean, they speak English, Japanese and Chinese.
So when I heard this, I figured I should probably catch-up! Before they left the MTV Newsroom, I asked the girls if they could teach me a few Korean words. Check out the video to see how it went!
By Christina Garibaldi
Ever since I interviewed Korean pop girl group Girls Generation, I’ve been obsessed. They’re catchy songs will have you hooked, their dance moves are never out of sync, and they are probably the nicest group of girls I have ever talked to. Yet, I wanted to know more about the K-pop phenomenon, so I sat down with MTV Style Blog's Mary H.K. Choi to talk about the girls' style, their overseas success and whether or not they will dominate the charts here in the United States.
“They have a huge crossover appeal,” Mary said. “Something about pop is just like completely universal, and the type of music that they do is very ear worming, hooks get stuck in your head.”
When I sat down with the girls they talked all about their love for Beyonce (their favorite song is “Diva”) and their admiration for girl groups like the Pussycat Dolls and the Spice Girls, who Tiffany calls “epic.”
On October 18, the girls released their latest music video, "The Boys," and with 13 million YouTube views in just over a week, it's clear these girls are here to stay. Read More...
Frankie Jonas took some of us MTV News-ers costume shopping in preparation for the spookiest day of the year, Halloween. We all headed over to Abracadabra costume shop here in NYC, where the Bonus Jonas himself weighed in on the two costumes he's thinking of wearing this year.
"I chose the zombie because I was a zombie for two years in a row ... zombies they're like the full on, everyone loves a zombie," the "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series" star explained. "Zombies are the base of Halloween 'cause you get dead, you get living and you get creepy."
"I like Chucky because it's really, like no offense to Chucky, but he's kind of cheesy," the 11-year-old continued. "But that's what I like about him. I love old cheesy horror movies. I love horror movies. My two favorites are probably 'Sweeney Todd' and the original 'Nightmare on Elm Street.'"
By Christina Garibaldi
Think all you Lovatics know everything about Demi Lovato? Well, think again!
Demi recently stopped by MTV News, where we talked all about her next single off of her album Unbroken, her upcoming tour and her love of Nicki Minaj. But before we wrapped up the interview, we wanted to get personal with Demi, and of course, we needed your help.
We asked you tweet us your questions and out of the hundreds we received, we narrowed it down to six. We put Demi to the test as she played along in our “Rapid Fire Twitter” round. Check out the super fun video, after the jump! Read More...
Drake Bell released his EP, A Reminder, earlier this year as a sort of reminder to his loyal fans that between acting gigs he's still always in tune with their desire to hear new tracks from him. So when he dropped a music video for the feel-good song "Terrific" (which sort of reminds us of something you'd hear in "That Thing You Do"), fans immediately became excited.
"You know we shot that video a while ago in my house," he told MTV News about the clip, which debuted last week on his Facebook page. "We just wanted to … it’s a really, really cool song. It's really, I think, the reason people are digging it [is] cause it deals with a lot of things young people deal with every day. It's sort of like, 'You don’t have to change who you are just so you can fit in over here, you can be yourself.' I think that they connect to it in a way."
Drake is hard at work on his next album and since he doesn't really know when that will drop, he wanted his fans to have something to hold them over. "That's why I released the EP. I've been writing so much, but I haven’t had any time to actual sit down in a studio and construct an entire record. I realized I hadn’t put out a record for quite some time, so I felt like I was robbing the fans," he said. "I got to get them something, so I had enough time to get in there and do these four tunes and these four songs were the most different from the stuff that I'm writing now .I wanted to get those songs out cause I loved those songs."
By Christina Garibaldi
First time mom-to-be Hilary Duff is hard at work getting ready for her new baby and also hard at work on her career. The former Disney star, who just announced that she is having a baby boy, recently released her novel "Devoted," the second in her trilogy series "Elixir." Yet, being an author isn’t the only thing Duff is doing to keep herself busy before the baby, she recently told us that she really wants to get back into music.
"Before I got pregnant I was really starting to work on a new record," Hilary said. "I hadn’t gotten into the studio yet, but was meeting with lots of people and kind of just figuring out where I fit now and what direction I want to go in. I still want to do that."
Hilary, whose last album "Dignity" was released in 2007, doesn’t have a plan to release the album anytime soon, she has one thing in mind: spend some quality time with her new baby. But watch out, Baby Duff, you might have to pack your bags for a little road trip!
"I think there’s no reason why I can’t be in the studio working on that while I’m knocked up," Hilary joked. "But I would obviously wait. I want to have a few months with my baby, and then I think maybe touring with a baby could be easy." Read More...
Last night during MTV First, Justin Bieber's new Christmas hit "Mistletoe" debuted and Beliebers are loving it, calling the catchy tune a "Christmas classic."
Fans joined MTV News' James Montgomery here in our Times Square offices, which got a holiday makeover with gift boxes, wreathes, lights and even a fire accented with stockings, for the special, where they got to check out James' interview with Bieber and ask "Mistletoe" video director Roman White questions about working with the pop star.
Fans also got an opportunity to send special messages to the singer. "Thank you for always being a part of my life and for changing it," Bieber fan Kayla told MTV News. Another fan, Julia, offered to hit the studio with Bieber, saying, "If you ever want to do a song with me, I'm available," while another Belieber was quick to add, "If you ever want to go out with me, I'm available."
On Twitter, Beiber's fans were also wild for "Mistletoe" and let MTV know what they would get the singer for Christmas. On savvy tweeter said she'd give the singer the "ability to trend on Twitter again" – a nod to the fact that Twitter had to change its algorithm to exclude the singer's name because mentions of the popster would make him the top trend at all times on the social network.
Be sure to catch up on Justin's interview and all the excitement by watching MTV First: Justin Bieber and check out more fan reaction from the event after the jump. It made for a merry early kick-off to the holiday season here in the MTV Newsroom. Read More...
By Christina Garibaldi
Britney Spears just released the ultra-steamy video for “Criminal,” which stars her boyfriend of over two years, Jason Trawick. The two give us a glimpse into their bedroom behavior in the clip and it got us thinking, what other couples have turned co-stars in music videos? Well, wonder no more, here’s our list!
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, “My Prerogative” (2004)
Jason Trawick wasn’t the first boyfriend Britney teamed up with for a music video. Brit starred alongside then fiance Kevin Federline for the video for “My Prerogative." In the vid, K-Fed’s cameo remains a mystery for most of the clip (even though everyone knows it’s him) as he watches a barely clothed Britney roll around on a bed. The video concludes with the two walking down the aisle and locking lips, which later happened in real life. Yet, after two kids, the two called off their marriage in 2006.
Beyonce and Jay-Z, “Crazy in Love” (2003), "Bonnie and Clyde" (2003), “Déjà vu” (2006), "Upgrade U" (2006)
The super private couple certainly has had no trouble showing their love through their music. The two have appeared been in four music videos together, including “Crazy in Love,” which got the rumors swirling that these two were actually a couple. Now, not only do the two make great music together, they are also making babies! Beyonce is expecting their first child this February.
When you get to be as famous as “The X Factor” judges (except for Nicole Scherzinger, who is about as A-list as the cast of Logo’s “The A-List”), your schedule gets fills up quickly with high-profile social engagements like movie premieres and business dinners. You rarely have time to carve out much TV time, and even if you did, you’d never in a million years admit to watching your own show when it airs.
Or do you?
I recently caught up with “X Factor” stars Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid and asked them what they did on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8 PM. I was shocked to hear their answer!