December 13, 2018

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Someone Started A Kickstarter Specifically To Keep Nickelback From Playing London

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A great way to get your beloved band to play your hometown is by starting a Kickstarter to raise to bring them around. It’s worked wonders before; Inspired by a group of Foo Fighter fans who started a Kickstarter to bring the band to Richmond, Va., a bunch of fans in Birmingham, England, have raised nearly $90,000 in a bid to get a Foo Fighters show in their town, too.

But a Kickstarter aimed at getting a band to avoid your local arena? That’s the goal of the “Don’t Let Nickel Back,” a Kickstarter with a mission, and that mission is to make sure the Canadian rockers never set foot in jolly old London again.

Rude, right?

“We are attempting to ensure that Canadian ‘rockers’ Nickelback do not come to London, England to play a gig,” reads the plea from the founder, who’s looking for $1,000 for his campaign. “With your help, we can ensure that the band do not schedule any gigs here, do not attempt to come here – nor even phone here … Just imagine, thousands – perhaps tens of thousands of music lovers – all not witnessing an exclusive concert by Nickelback in London. It will be glorious. Legendary. Dare we say, game changing?”

So far, 24 people have donated a total of $127, with a minimum donation of $1 ensuring that your action will result in an email, “written on your behalf, to the management of Nickelback, kindly requesting that they do not ...

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Watch This Guy Wake Up From Surgery And Get Pissed That Beyonce Isn’t There To Greet Him

by 10 mins ago

Admit it, it’s happened to you too. You get knocked out for wisdom tooth surgery, dream amazing narcotic visions of hanging out with Beyoncé and share a pinky swear that she will totally be there IRL to help you recover when you wake up.

But then, if you’re 17-year-old Cody Lanphere, the drugs wear off, your mouth is full of bloody gauze and, for some reason, your mom is there filming you as you freak out and realize that not only is Queen Bey not there, but she LIED to you! “She couldn’t make it,” your mom says, offering to call her when she gets home.

Cody after wisdom tooth surgeryCody Lanphere

Wait, your mom has Queen Bey’s number? We know how you feel, Cody. We totally do. Bey totally ditched us when we had our cast taken off last week. (Also, as a side note, mom, it’s totally not cool to make fun of Cody for not knowing where his heart is.)

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Gay Marriage Is Now Legal In Most Of The Country Because The Supreme Court Did Nothing

by 25 mins ago

Gay marriage supporters have had a lot to cheer over the past two years thanks to a series of landmark rulings that have paved the way for marriage equality in an ever-increasing number of states. But on Monday morning (October 6), it was something the Supreme court didn’t do that will make same-sex marriage the law in the majority of the country.

At the start of the new Supreme Court term, the justices announced that they had rejected appeals from five states that were seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages (Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin), which basically means that gay marriage will become the law effective immediately. According to the Associated Press, the justices did not comment on why they were denying the appeals.

But their decison not to hear the case caught many by surprise. In addition to ending delays in those five states mentioned above, it also paves the way for couples in six other states: North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Colorado, Kansas and Wyoming, because lower court judges in those states must now go along with the appeals court rulings. It’s now up to the courts in those 11 states to lift a hold on their rulings, which means that weddings could start taking place soon. At press time, though, there wasn’t a firm timetable on when that process would start, or how long it might take.

Marriage equalityAFP/KAREN BLEIER

Officially The Law In MOST Of The Country
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This ‘Better Call Saul’ Theme Song Is For All You Walmart Thieves Out There

by 18 mins ago

There are a few things Saul Goodman is good at: hiding drug money, getting you the hell out of town when the heat is on and, as it turns out, bailing you out of a jam when you’re busted at Walmart for shoving a George Foreman grill down the back of your pants.

We know this now because AMC’s “Better Call Saul” now has an appropriately amazing theme song courtesy of country singer Junior Brown. The tune, co-written by “Saul” creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould and composer Dave Porter, features the classic chorus: “Saul, Saul, you better call Saul/ He’ll fight for your rights when your back’s to the wall/ Stick it the Man, Justice for all/ You better call Saul!”

Related: Check Out This Amazing ‘Saul’ Preview

“Better Call Saul” is scheduled to debut in early 2015.

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How Did Miley Cyrus Celebrate Her ‘Bangerz’-versary?

by 6 mins ago

One year ago Saturday Miley Cyrus released the album that changed everything: Bangerz. And, believe it or not, there was a time when she was totally stressed out about whether anyone would even show up for the accompanying tour.

Related: Check Out Our One-Year Celebration Of ‘We Can’t Stop’

But we know how this story ends: Miley is now an even bigger global superstar than she was before and the Bangerz Tour is a juggernaut that just keeps rolling. The singer and budding visual artist celebrated her Bangerz-versary over the weekend with the most Miley collage you can possibly imagine. There’s a topless pic, an R.I.P. Hannah Montana epitaph, some candles, plenty of other things that burn and, of course, a pair of FU balloons.

She also shared a bunch of fan gifts, because what’s a Bangerz-versary without a heavenly shot of Miley and all her pooches?

And… then there’s whatever this fan was trying to say. Thanks?

It wouldn’t be a celebration without a gift from her pal Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne, because “emu soap” is a thing, right?

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Critics Say Maroon 5’s Bloody New Video Glorifies Stalking, Violence, And Treats Women Like Meat

by 14 mins ago

The images are disturbing: a creepy looking, blood-spattered Adam Levine stalking his real-life wife, Behati Prinsloo, who plays the object of his obsession in Maroon 5‘s just-released “Animals” video. Some call it art, others have decried the video for glorifying stalking and violence against women. So we’re taking a deeper look at the video, the lyrics, and the implications of its disturbing imagery.

The Video

In the Samuel Bayer-directed clip, Levine plays a man who photographs, follows and daydreams about being with Prinsloo, who seems unaware of his presence and ignores his come-ons in a bar. Levine is seen lurking around Prinsloo, curling up next to her sleeping body in bed and bathing with her in a shower of blood. The end of the video reveals that Levine’s been watching her from afar, photographing her, and fantasizing about the gory, bloody sex scene. The video ends chillingly with Levine standing outside in a dark storm, watching from her outside of her home.

The Lyrics
“Baby, I’m preying on you tonight / Hunt you down eat you alive… Maybe you think that you can hide / I can smell your scent from miles / Just like animals.” The group is clearly using the idea of animals as a musical metaphor for primitive desire, but coupled with the video’s stalker imagery, it’s not hard to see why their message can be perceived as a violent game of cat and mouse where the female object of Levine’s desire is threatened, endangered, and powerless.

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Ben Affleck’s Bat Bod Is So Hot Jennifer Garner Feels Like She’s Having An Affair

by 23 mins ago

It’s always nice when your significant other notices that you’ve been hitting the gym, right? But when you are, literally, training to be a superhero and suddenly taking off your shirt is, like, a thing, you better believe he/she is gonna pay attention.

Just ask Jennifer Garner. The “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” star visited “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” on Thursday and bragged about just how ripped hubby Ben Affleck has been getting under the cowl for his role as Batman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Related: Watch Ben Affleck Explain How He Started The Whole Batman Vs. Star Wars Rivalry

“You know, he has put on 30 pounds of muscle and he’s 8 percent body fat,” Garner said when co-host Ripa asked if Affleck’s body was changing to fit into the costume. Which, just for the record, he DOES NOT wear home because it takes a whole team just to get him into it. “If we were in the heat of passion, I’d be like… ‘let me get a chainsaw! I don’t know how to get it off!’”

Okay, fine, but how does he look under the Batgear? “He looks pretty good. It’s a little bit like, ‘Whoa, who are you?’ It feels like I’m having an affair. But I don’t mind, I’m not complaining.”

Related: Jennifer Talks About Ben’s Batvoice

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George Clooney’s Dad Got The Tears Flowing With His Emotional Wedding Toast

by 28 mins ago

Where do you think he gets it from? George Clooney is known for his charm, wit (and, of course, his endless delight in pranking his co-stars). So, when it came time to give a toast at Clooney’s Italian wedding to Amal Almuddin, it’s no surprise that George’s dad delivered with a funny, touching and emotional speech.

Related: Check Out The First Official Clooney Wedding Pictures

According to People, Clooney’s father, a journalist and beloved Cincinnati TV news anchor, gave a heartfelt toast during the Saturday nuptials at the lavish Aman Canal Grande in Venice. “The loveliest, most intriguing city on the planet. CHECK. A glittering assembly of accomplished people. CHECK. A beautiful bride. CHECK. A nervous groom. CHECK,” said the senior Clooney, one of four speakers during the ceremony.

“We are deep in the age of irony. … We cherish our guilty pleasure of skepticism,” he continued. “Then here comes George, the crown prince of irony, getting down on one basketball-battered knee and asking the savvy Amal to marry him. And if you think that’s crazy, Amal said ‘YES!’”

Related: Did You See The A-List Arrivals For The Wedding?

“In their tidal wave of generosity. Amal and George present us with one more gift,” Nick Clooney said. (Cue the waterworks) “Hope. No, it’s more than hope. Hope is too ephemeral. … It is belief that in this place and at this moment, love is alive and well.”

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Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community Over ‘Real Name’ Policy

by 8 mins ago

Your name is your name, even if it’s not your real name. That’s the message Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, sent in a statement on Wednesday (October 1) explaining the company’s reversal of its controversial “real name” policy.

“I want to apologize to the affected community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and extensive community of our friends, neighbors, and members of the LGBT community for the hardship that we’ve put you through in dealing with your Facebook accounts over the past few weeks,” Cox said. The mea culpa came a few weeks after Sister Roma, a well-known member of San Francisco’s beloved Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence drag group questioned the policy after being locked out of her account.

Sister RomaFacebook

What Was That Whole Thing Even About?
Once Roma raised the alarm, other drag performers and people who use alternate names on FB said they’d had similar issues, banding together under the #mynameis hashtag to protest the policy. They said it not only discriminated against the LGBT community, but also potentially put stalking and domestic violence victims at risk by forcing them to use their legal names.

“In the two weeks since the real-name policy issues surfaced, we’ve had the chance to hear from many of you in these communities and understand the policy more clearly as you experience it,” Cox said. “We’ve also come to understand how painful this has been. We owe you a better service and a better experience using Facebook, and we’re going ...

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Does Miley Cyrus Have A Bottomless Supply Of Penis Props?

by 28 mins ago

Being Miley Cyrus’ accountant is our new unicorn dream job. Why? Because how awesome would it be to fill out her tax forms this year and try to find a way to deduct ALL the gag penis props Miley uses on her tour as professional expenses?

Maybe you could just cut and paste pictures from her Santiago, Chile, show on Wednesday as proof?

Have You Hugged Your Giant Inflatable Penis Today?

Is That A Penis In Your Hair, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

The current South American leg of her tour has been SO full of d’s.

All Shapes And Sizes

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