Kanye West has cast Scott Disick as the lead in his latest music video.
The rapper is keeping business in the family by asking Scott, who is in a relationship with Kourtney Kardashian, the sister of Kanye's pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian, to be in the promo. The promotional video will be inspired by the film American Psycho - about Manhattan businessman Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, who is also a delusional serial killer. According to the New York Post newspaper, the video will be shot in Brooklyn and will re-create Bale's lines about Huey Lewis and the News - which he utters to Jared Leto's character Paul Allen - but with references to Kanye and his forthcoming album Yeezus substituted for "The Power of Love" hitmakers. Leto's part in the video is going to be recreated by Kim's close friend Jonathan Cheban.
Placebo is back with a new album, and they're not being quiet about it.
The alternative rockers released a teaser for the title track of their upcoming seventh studio album, Loud Like Love. Though the video appears to be a little more normal than the band's usual aesthetic, the music itself sounds like they're departing from their sixth album Battle for the Sun - thankfully - and returning to the style fans recall from Meds (2006) and Sleeping with Ghosts (2003).
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- Although online music service Spotify won't divulge approximate numbers, the company claims that Daft Punk has set the new record with their song "Get Lucky" for the biggest streaming day for a single track - a title previously held by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop."
- Perhaps weirdly influenced by her new role as a mother, Beyonce shocked Serbian concert-goers by somewhat-flashing them with a glittery leotard complete with bare faux-boobs.
- Those attending the Americanarama Festival of Music ought to be extra-ecstatic for the concert this summer, as Bob Dylan just signed on to perform on the tour alongside My Morning Jacket and Wilco.
- Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has spoken out about Beyonce's initially unauthorized cover of "Back to Black," which is featured in the upcoming film The Great Gatsby.
Move over, Justin Bieber - there's a new internet sensation in town.
Korean singer/rapper Psy's popular music video for his song "Gangnam Style" just reached close to 818 million views, surpassing Bieber's for his song "Baby," which previously held the title for the most watched YouTube video (his count is currently around 804 million). The "Gangnam Style" music video (shown above) sees Psy singing his song in a combination of typical music video locations (near the pool, around some dancing, scantily-clad women) to some funny situations (a closing elevator, a bathroom stall).
Since Psy's video became an internet hit, he has performed on Saturday Night Live and with Madonna and MC Hammer.
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R.E.M. enlisted the help of Hollywood's resident Renaissance man James Franco to helm their latest music video for "Blue," off of their upcoming (and final) album Collapse into Now. Seen above, the video is a non-narrative ode to Hollywood - both its beautiful and dark sides - which features Lindsay Lohan, fashion photographer Terry Richardson, and Franco himself in drag.
In addition to "Blue," lead singer Michael Stipe has asked a selection of filmmakers to each produce a music video for a track off of the upcoming album.
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Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber were the big winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards earlier tonight.
The 22-year-old "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer and the 18-year-old Canadian popstar scooped three awards each at the star-studded event hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum in Frankfurt, Germany.
Performer Taylor - who made her first appearance at the annual awards ceremony and recently released her new album Red - picked up awards for Best Female, Best Live and the debut Best Look award. "I am so excited about tonight. It doesn't even feel real, to get to my first EMAs and to win three awards is unbelievable, I am blown away. I had a blast during the performance that was the most production I've ever got to do during a performance with all the circus acrobats it was so much fun," she said.
"As Long As You Love Me" singer Justin - who was unable to attend the event as he has a concert in Brooklyn tomorrow and is due to meet Selena Gomez for crisis talks following their split last week - picked up Best Male, Best Pop and Best World Stage.
Native American fans of No Doubt have protested against the band's latest music video for their song, "Looking Hot," prompting the group to pull it from YouTube.
The ska-rock band addressed complaints about the video - which sees the band don Native American and cowboy garb - on their website:
"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.
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In the midst of her parents' divorce, Ashlee Simpson seems to be taking comfort in her art as she offered up a teaser from the music video of her upcoming single, "Bat for a Heart." The 28 year-old mother-of-one seems to have upped her sex appeal for her fourth album, as she writhes around in lingerie and barely-there attire while dropping the F-bomb in the chorus of the song. She also seems to have taken some makeup cues from Taylor Momsen, caking on black eyeliner over her eyes.
The full video for the song will be released on November 21.
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Miley Cyrus has filmed her new video with a porn star. The former Hannah Montana star hired Jessie Andrews - who was named Best Actress at this year's Adult Video News Awards - for the lead role in the promo for her latest song "Decisions."
Miley collaborated on the track with DJ Borgore, who wrote the song about his ex-girlfriend Jessie, and the pair decided it would make sense to ask the X-rated performer to appear in the video.
Lady Gaga has blasted Die Antwoord over Twitter. The "Born This Way" singer was outraged at the South African duo's new song "Fatty Boom Boom" which makes fun of the pop star and her eccentric stage performances.
The video features a man dressed in Gaga's iconic meat dress taking a violent sightseeing trip around Johannesburg, before giving birth to a prawn and being mauled by a lion on the street. The 26-year-old singer hit back at the controversial rappers in a tweet which parodies their song lyrics, saying, "i fink u freaky but you don't have a hit. hundred thousand tickets sold in SA. #thatsmys**t... i guess its not a good idea to tell someone you're a fan. never mind! we get it, you're not a little monster. (sic)"
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