August 21, 2018

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Lady Gaga’s New Tattoo Is A Lovely Monstrosity

by 28 mins ago

Lady Gaga is into tattoos—we already know this.

She once got inked live at a perfume launch. Then there was the time back in 2010 when she commemorated the release of Born This Way with a unicorn tattoo. After that, came the artpop tattoo.

Earlier this summer, she even honored her brand new collaborator Tony Bennett by getting a trumpet tattoo prior to the release of their joint record Cheek To Cheek.

So the news that she’s got another piece of ink comes as no surprise, but the fact that it’s a delightful homage to her fans the Little Monsters is a new twist. It’s basically a claw—but on Gaga it looks elegant:

Just in time for the creepy vibes of Halloween, she got a red-tinged claw right along the side of her back. It’s a graceful—if chilling—new addition to her already ample collection of ink.

She shared the tattoo on Instagram and gave it the fitting caption: “#Monster4Life.”

Before sharing the finished piece, she also posted some pictures of the tattooing process:

And of the artist, Eric Gonzalez, drawing the piece:

Gonzalez also posted a photo of his pre-sketched tattoo before it became a reality:

Oh and while it may not be permanent, Gaga’s inky eyeliner game in this pic is also a work of art.

Never change Gaga.

MTV Weekend Editor. Acts like Madonna but listens to Merle.


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Questlove’s ‘Shake It Off’ Parody Might Be The Best One Yet

by 13 mins ago

The art of the parody is one that most people don’t grasp the delicacy of, but when done right, it can be used for both phenomenal commentary and hilarity.

Enter comedic genius Questlove and his sidekick “Captain” Kirk Douglas, who are happy to poke fun both at the predictable folk-stylings of ye olde Simon & Garfunkel and the new parody-spawning Taylor Swift single “Shake It Off.”

On “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” the dynamic duo interpolated “Shake It Off” with the chorus of Paul & Art’s iconic track “The Boxer”—the results are everything a parody should be.

Their somber sixties-inspired harmonies are accentuated by these serious-minded dance moves:


Honestly? Kirk’s turtleneck is right on the money for a Paul Simon look, and Questlove’s air cymbals are on point. Watch below:

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This Super Bowl Winning Quarterback Wants To Take On Domestic Violence With His New Foundation

by 2 hours ago

Following the rash of the recent domestic violence scandals that have involved the NFL, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a few things to say about bullying and domestic violence.

In a moving, here” target=”_blank”>lengthy essay for The Players’ Tribune — a site dedicated to letting athletes sounds off on important issues — Wilson broached the difficult subject. But first, he got candid about his own shortcoming and failures: Wilson used to be a bully himself.

Instead of trying to hide his past, Wilson kicks off the piece with this candid revelation:

I used to beat people up. Truthfully, I used to beat people up a lot. Many of you readers probably think I have been Mr. Goody Two-Shoes my whole life, but honestly, I was a bully growing up. In elementary and middle school, I threw kids against the wall. I rubbed their heads in the dirt at recess. I bit them. I even knocked teeth out.

Related: It’s Time For A Productive Discussion About Domestic Violence

Thankfully, he says he found a way to manage his anger, and channel it into the aggressive game that has now become his career. He knows he’s someone involved in a field that includes a lot of aggression, and Wilson is asking broad questions in his piece:

How do you fix a problem so big and complex? How do you speak about something so damaging and painful to families?

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You Can’t Even Imagine How Cute A Capybara Eating A Popsicle Is

by 1 min ago

Okay, I know that summer is officially over and fall is on its way, but if you’re like me, you want just one last thing to remind you of the yellow golden happiness that was summertime. Enter a capybara (!) named Joe Joe. Yup, it is the cutest name a capybara has ever been given, thanks for asking.

Anyway, so there’s this capybara and he’s into summer too, so he’s celebrating summer by eating the most summery treat of all: a popsicle.

How could a capybara eat a popsicle?! How would it hold one, for instance? How would it hold one and then lick it simultaneously? Well, Joe Joe gets by with a little help from his friends and gets that popsicle licked.

Here are the steps for what I imagine Joe Joe’s thought process was for consuming this popsicle:

First, feign disinterest. Gets ‘em every time.


Then, just give a little taste. Don’t come on too strong.


Once you know you’re in, that’s when you take a big chomp out of the cold, delicious treat.


You really need to just watch the whole video to get the full effect with sound etc. It’s also worth noting that this capybara has his own Youtube channel and he sometimes plays with puppies and other cute stuff. Basically his whole life is devoted to cuteness.

Work it Joe Joe, work it. Summer vibes achieved!

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Kim And Kanye’s PDA Is The Best Part Of Paris Fashion Week

by 18 mins ago

It looks like still-in-the-throes-of-love newlyweds Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have been having the best time in Paris for Fashion Week.

There was the minor run-in that Kim had with the paparazzi, but aside from that, they’ve been throwing listening parties for Kayne’s new album, watching Kim’s step-sister Kendall Jenner walk the runway for Balmain and coordinating their awesome couple style.

The city of romance must’ve put them in an affectionate mood too, because Kim posted this adorable PDA photo to Instagram last night:

The pic highlights Kanye’s new throwback haircut of course.

Kim also posted a few more photos of the couple’s matching outfits for the week:

And Kanye holding on to her ample assets:

Hey—they’re married guys it’s okay!

But even if she’s married, Kim didn’t want the world to forget her recent GQ spread either, posting what look to be a few outtakes from the spread:

Still, Kim perfectly balances her sexiness with her family life, as she and Kanye spent time with a Balenciaga-bedecked North during the fashion-heavy week too:

Yes, it looks like Paris has been very good to the West family.

MTV Weekend Editor. Acts like Madonna but listens to Merle.


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Robert Plant, Jimmy Fallon And An iPad Created An Amazing Doo-Wop Song Live On Air

by 1 min ago

Led Zeppelin‘s founding member and frontman Robert Plant has a brand new band—the Sensational Space Shifters—and they kicked off their tour in New York to kick off their tour, so Plant found the time to visit Jimmy Fallon while he was in town.

On Friday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (September 26), Fallon suggested the two use a looping app on an iPad to record some sweet tunes together, and the results were surprisingly beautiful.

Is it just me or does Jimmy look a little nervous to sing alongside the rock icon? Luckily, Questlove gives them a starting note to get the right key.

Then we find out why Jimmy looked so focused—he’s actually good! He holds his own alongside Robert with barely a flubbed note and the resulting four part rendition of “Duke Of Earl” that the two create is a gorgeous, emotional rendition of the doo-wop classic. But I’m gonna go ahead and give The Roots a little credit for that fact too.

The best part though is when Plant feigns confusion at the looping software when the vocals continue after he stops singing. As soon as he hits that melody line though, it’s breathtaking. There are few singers who are as legendary as Robert Plant, even when he’s just having fun on a talk show.

Watch the clip below:

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George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin Are Officially Married

by 22 mins ago

Today (September 27) in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy, at the Aman Canal Grande hotelGeorge Clooney and Amal Alamauddin finally tied the knot.The happy pair were already seen galavanting with the likes of Matt Damon and Cindy Crawford last night, and now they are officially Mr. and Mrs. Clooney.

Clooney, 53, proposed to Amal, 36, back in April after seven months of romance. She’s a human rights lawyer and Clooney will be her first marriage—he was previously married to Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993.

The ceremony will be followed up by a civil service on Monday (September 28) officiated by George’s good friend and a former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni.

Alamuddin’s law firm released a statement of congratulations for the couple back when they got engaged:

“The barristers and staff of Doughty Street Chambers offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Amal Alamuddin, a member of Chambers, and Mr. George Clooney on their engagement to be married.”

Earlier in September when Clooney accepted the Andrea Bocelli Humanitarian Award, he publicly proclaimed his happiness and excitement to marry Amal:

“I met my lovely bride-to-be here in Italy, who I will be marrying in a couple of weeks in Venice, of all places,” he said. “Amal, I love you to death and I cannot wait to become your husband.”

Congratulations to the couple!

MTV Weekend Editor. Acts like Madonna but listens to Merle.

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Lady Gaga Celebrated The Release of Cheek To Cheek With 7 Exclusive Selfies On MTV’s Instagram

by 20 mins ago

Lady Gaga has been busy prepping her new album with Tony Bennett and it finally came out this week! To celebrate the occasion, Gaga took over MTV’s Instagram account to post some #intimate #selfies and cool personal photos that tie in to the album release.

Basically, she is pushing herself as an artist by navigating the boundary between jazz and pop and collaborating with a legend to boot! It’s cool to watch a musician be so thrilled to fulfill their own dream of working with someone they admire.

She let her fans know where to find her all day, Then the takeover began!

1. Putting out this album is the most exciting moment of my life. Singing with a legend. All day, I dream and dream, I can’t believe this little Italian girl from New York made it. And all grown up.



3. Getting ready to leave for #artRaveHerning, its fun going in between Jazz and Pop everyday. I feel like I’m constantly rebelling against myself.


4. Just me and all the girls! #CheekToCheek


5. Celebrating our #CheekToCheek rave reviews, such a beautiful time. Crack the champagne and the caviar crown. Feel very humbled and proud, pure joy from the inside out.


6. You mess with my Tony, you gotta answer to me.


7. Nothing else I can say, eh eh.


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Youtube Star Sam Pepper Faces Rape Allegations

by 1 min ago

Youtube sensation Sam Pepper has been accused of rape, according to an exclusive report by Buzzfeed News. The woman is a 20-year-old from Toronto who wishes to remain anonymous. She says she met Pepper back in April of 2013 when he was touring with rappers Sammy Adams and T. Mills.

According to the woman, Pepper tweeted that he was in Toronto and she exchanged information with him on Facebook, as did her older sister and friend. Pepper then messaged her and asked if she would come to his room at the Westin Hotel, promising in return that he’d try to get her backstage.

She also shared several screenshots of their conversations via Facebook that detailed their plans to meet up:

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The hotel has denied comment on whether Sam was staying there on the date in question, April 26, stating that they cannot confirm because of privacy laws.

Her account of the multiple assaults is available in full detail via Buzzfeed, but according to the woman, Pepper assaulted her in his hotel room before the concert and again after, and she didn’t report the incident out of fear of the backlash. After the first assualt, when she and her friends tried to get into the concert he would only allow her admission, and after the concert he promised to take her home but instead took her ...

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Is Taylor Swift Secretly Avicii’s Long-Lost Sister? This Pic Kinda Proves It

by 1 min ago

Was Taylor Swift kidnapped as a baby? Was she taken from her icy, pop music palace in Sweden and dropped down into America to create all the incredible songs about love and loss that she’s given us? Could it be that Taylor Swift and Avicii are… long lost siblings??

Well, these hypothetical questions might seem as crazy to you as they did to me a few short minutes ago before I saw this mash up of Taylor and Avicii that caused me to question my entire reality.

They are the literal same. Sorry but they are! Right down to eye color and lip size. Taylor is apparently feeling just as shell-shocked as I am because she captioned it as follows:

“Just saw this, then immediately called my parents and asked them point blank if they kidnapped me from Avicii’s family in Sweden when I was a baby. Of course they denied it. They would. #heyyyyybrother #WHOAMIACTUALLY.”

How much you wanna bet that #WHOAMIACTUALLY starts trending? And becomes a new meme! And the it’s going to get big on tumblr and then Taylor wears a shirt of it and continually perpetuates the cycle of us loving her forever?

Whoever you are Taylor, you have our hearts forever. And you know, a new song with a big drop from Avicii would be pretty awesome even if he isn’t your brother. We all loved it when you went dubstep on “I Knew You Were Trouble” so it ...

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