Idris Elba has directed a new short film for a track produced by Dutch DJ R3hab.
The actor chose to work on the promo for the song "Unstoppable," featuring Eva Simons, which will be included on the Pepsi Max Beats of the Beautiful Game album to celebrate the World Cup this year, because he loved the idea of being unstoppable. Idris, who has also achieved success as a DJ, said, "When I first heard the song I really loved the idea of being unstoppable ... it's self belief, its someone that just says, 'Guess what? I can do anything I want to do.'"
The six-minute video (seen after the jump) is set in the 1970s and features a group of teenagers on a school bus, outlining "the nerd," "the lads" and "the popular girls," who are all in different social circles. The promo tackles bullying and eventually shows the school nerd throwing away his glasses, standing up for himself and showing off his skills in a game of football as the girls watch one.
Skrillex is reportedly being sued after he landed on a fan on while stage diving at a gig in 2012.
The 26-year-old musician - real name Sonny Moore - could be forced to pay out after Jennifer Fraissl allegedly filed a lawsuit against him, claiming she suffered a stroke as a result of the trauma.
The female supporter claims Skrillex asked the crowd at the Belasco theater in Los Angeles to move forward so that he could leap from the stage and crowd surf. However, Jennifer was stood at the front, so it was impossible for her to get out of the tight spot among the other fans, which resulted in her allegedly being injured by the star. Jennifer is reportedly claiming for unspecified damages, medical expenses and loss of income.
According to TMZ.com, both Skrillex and the nightclub have been named in the lawsuit as she believes the event organizers failed to step in and stop the star from behaving recklessly on their premises.
Charli XCX wants to write a song for Hilary Duff.
The 21-year-old singer/songwriter, who is behind Icona Pop's hit "I Love It," is eager to be involved in Hilary's first album in five years, after she submitted a song for Britney Spears' latest record.
"I want to write a song for someone like Hilary Duff, she's making a comeback and I want to be involved, it would be awesome. The Britney song didn't get used but there might be something with Icona Pop's next record and there's a lot of cool things in the pipeline," Charli said.
Meanwhile, the "Stay Away" singer is also focused on recording her own album, the follow-up to last year's True Romance, which she promises will be "aggressive." She told BANG Showbiz, "I've been working on my second record for four months, mainly in Stockholm. It's very much punk inspired, it's way less electronic but it's not going to be a massive departure for people who liked my first record. It's still a pop album but it's aggressive. I've been listening to The Hives a lot. I've written about 20 songs for it, I feel like I'm eight songs in [recording] but that could all change, I could decide I hate them. I want to have it done by February."
Daft Punk scooped Best Song and Best Album at the Grammy Awards Sunday night.
The French duo took him Best Album for Random Access Memories and both Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo or Group performance for their collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, "Get Lucky."
The duo - Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, clad in their trademark robot suits - didn't speak as they accepted their trophies, but Pharrell gave thanks on their behalf while collecting Record of the Year. "I supposed the robots would like to thank ... you know, honestly, I bet France is really proud of these guys right now," he said.
Lorde took home the third big prize of the night, winning Song of the Year, for her debut single and breakthrough hit, "Royals." Accepting the trophy she paid tribute to co-writer Joel Little, adding, "Thank you to everyone who has let the song explode, because it's been mental."
Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Pink are among the artists set to perform at the Grammy Awards later this month.
The "Just Give Me a Reason" hitmaker is set to perform the duet, nominated for Song of the Year, with indie rocker Nate Ruess from FUN, while Katy will sing her recent hit "Roar" at the 56th ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26.
"Everything Has Changed" singer Taylor, who is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Country Song, Best Country Duo/Pop Performance and Best Country Album, will also take to the stage.
Other performers will include Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, T.I., Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Robin Thicke, who will sing his hit "Blurred Lines" alongside the '70s and '80s band Chicago, whose "The Chicago Transit Authority" album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.
Rick Ross is suing LMFAO over some of their "Party Rock Anthem" lyrics.
The 37-year-old rapper has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the electropop duo after claiming the pair's use of phrase "everyday I'm shuffling" in the 2010 chart-topper is too similar to the phrase "everyday I'm hustlin,'" which was on his 2006 hit "Hustlin." He alleges LMFAO's lyric is an "obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of 'Hustlin'" and is "performed in a manner to sound like" Ross' own.
Daft Punk will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in 2014.
The "One More Time" hitmakers are set to play material from their fourth studio album Random Access Memories for the first time during the ceremony on January 26 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The duo - which includes Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Tomas Bangalter - have been nominated for four awards in the ceremony. These include Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year and Best Pop Group performance for "Get Lucky," which features Pharrell Williams and was co-written with Nile Rodgers.
Lindsay Lohan wants to reignite her music career.
\The 27-year-old actress, who released her debut album, Speak in December 2004, is interested in moving on from her pop past and spent some time experimenting with Electronic Dance Music (EDM) tracks in a recording studio in New York City last weekend.
A source told gossip website TMZ.com that Lindsay, who signed a recording contract with Casablanca Records, headed by Tommy Mottola in 2004, is eager to ink a new deal with a label but hasn't signed anything yet. The insider said that The Canyons star has also been in touch with her friends in the industry, including Lady Gaga and ex-boyfriend Max George from The Wanted, to ask them for advice and support.
Jay Z leads the way in the 2014 Grammy Awards shortlist with nine nominations.
The star has picked up several nods ahead of the ceremony next year including two in both the Best Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration categories. He was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Recording Package.
Nominations were revealing during a special live concert last night and Jay Z's collaborator Justin Timberlake is also in the running to dominate the ceremony in January. As well as being nominated alongside his friend in four categories, the "Mirrors" hitmaker is on the shortlist for Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best R&B Song.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, and the duo face stiff competition across all categories.
Chris Martin disguised himself as a skeleton to DJ at an Arcade Fire show.
Concert-goers were completely unaware the Coldplay frontman was in the fancy dress outfit spinning records at the band's show at London's Roundhouse earlier this month.
Speaking about the gig - in which fans were asked to attend in either formal wear or fancy dress - frontman Win Butler told BBC Radio 2, "[Chris] was out at the DJ booth with me the other night wearing a skull mask. It was pretty cool. He was the hype man, he's an amazing hype man." When quizzed as to whether the audience recognized Chris, the "After-Life" singer replied ,"I don't think so."
Win also hinted Arcade Fire will be appearing at UK festivals next summer, but remained tight lipped as to which events they would perform at, teasing "get your wellies ready" and saying he had recently bought his six-month-old son his first pair of wellington boots in preparation for the festival season.
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