July 20, 2018

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Lorde’s ‘Tennis Court’ Gets Some Serious Balls With Flume Remix

Everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Rick Ross has done their own spin on Lorde's "Royals," but "Tennis Court" — which is a serious jam — hasn't got that much remix love. Until now.

May I introduce Australian dance music star Flume, who has just busted out a seriously danceable version of quirkily monikered hit.

Flume — a.k.a. Harley Edward Streten — premiered the remix during the first weekend of Coachella, later reviving it at his MTV Artist To Watch performance at New York's Highline Ballroom. Thursday (April 24), Flume bestowed the tune upon the rest of us, posting the remix to SoundCloud and YouTube.

"Tennis Courts" was already a pretty EDM-esque jam — what with that deep-voiced "yeah" and everything — but in Flume's expert hands, it becomes a full-blown fist-pumper. Kicking off with a kind of burbling water sound effect, the song builds from a bottom-of-the-well holiday commercial sample to a total musical breakdown. The good kind. Lorde's jam about nostalgia just got a kick into the future.

What do you think of Flume's remix? Who should take on "Tennis Court" next?


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Ed Sheeran Docuseries Leads MTV Summer Lineup

While you scramble to work on that beach bod, make sure your DVR is in top shape too because MTV announced its summer schedule on Thursday (April 24) and it is seriously ripped.

In addition to new shows "Finding Carter" and "Snack-Off" and the return of "Teen Wolf" and "Ridiculousness," one of the new series announced was the documentary "9 Days and Nights." The subject of the first 60-minute episode in June is Ed Sheeran, with special appearances from pal Taylor Swift and producer Pharrell Williams. The show is slated to debut on June 10 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

The announcement of the new shows was hosted by Nicole Byer of the hit series "Girl Code," MTV2's Andrew Schulz and Charlamagne of "Guy Code," and featured phenomenal performances by Bastille, playing their hit "Pompeii." In addition, Rita Ora introduced Paramore, who performed "Still Into You" and "Ain't It Fun."

Grammy Award-winning EDM star and 2014 MTV Movie Awards performer Zedd also took the stage to get the crowd moving with "Clarity" and was joined onstage by Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams for an epic version of their song "Stay the Night."

The event also featured appearances by MTV on-air talent including Victoria Justice debuting a first-look at her new MTV series "Eye Candy."

The full summer schedule:
»"Teen Wolf" — Season four of the series will debut on June 23 (10 p.m. ET/PT) and finds Scott, Stiles, Lydia and Kira returning for a new semester with more human than supernatural concerns.

»"Finding Carter" — On the July 8 debut (10 p.m. ET/PT) of this ...

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Read The Craigslist Ads For Katy Perry’s ‘Birthday’ Alter Egos

We've all seen Katy Perry's new video for "

Lucky for you, we here at MTV News are known for our digging skills, and have spent hours scouring Craigslist to bring you the (imagined) original pitch ads for Goldie, Kriss and more. Check them out, as well as hype posters (courtesy of Perry's Twitter) for each entertainment professional.

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Your Kids Are Animals Just Kidding I Have Animals Haha Hire Me For Your Birthday
Hey kids! Do you love animals! I love animals! You'll love my animals! Happy birthday but happier with my animals!
I'll bring you ...

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Rita Ora Shares Her ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Acting Secret

She's known for her catchy songs and killer style, but soon, Rita Ora will be known for her acting too.

The British songstress, who had a brief role in the "Fast and Furious 6," will be heating up the big screen in the film adaptation of E L James' erotic novel,

Ora recently stopped by MTV News to give us the scoop on her character Mia Grey, the adopted sister of S&M-loving billionaire tycoon Christian Grey.

"She's honestly one of the ones that loves her brother for whatever," Ora said. "She doesn't know about his fantasies yet, but she's extremely involved and loves him and she studies in France, speaks French, and it was a good learning curve for me."

Ora originally approached the production hoping to jump on the film's soundtrack but found herself getting the role. She admitted that playing the part took a lot of hard work, mostly because she had to master two different languages.

"I prepped for the role by learning some French first of all, by learning an American accent and by really just not being me," Ora revealed. "I had a brown wig on and I was being the smart girl that came from French school to see her family, so it was just a lot of dedication, it was like going back to school."

But there were times when it was hard to keep focused both on and off set, and it didn't have to do with the kinky sex scenes.

"Working with Dakota was extremely fun she's just so gorgeous so it kind of ...

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Exclusive: Beyonce Takes Us Behind The Botox-Filled Scenes Of ‘Pretty Hurts’

In celebration of landing one of the covers of Time's "Most Influential People" issue, Beyoncé has released her "Pretty Hurts" music video, which was previously only available with the purchase of her self-titled visual album.

In the Melina Matsoukas-directed piece, Mrs. Carter-Knowles is portrayed as a beauty pageant contestant exploring the correlation of outer beauty and happiness.

"It represents all of the things women go through to keep up with the pressure that society puts on us. I wanted to tap into the world of competition," Beyoncé said in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip before receiving a faux facelift and Botox injections. "Some of the things young women go through is just really heartbreaking for me."

While the concept for the video was conceived from society's view on beauty and the extremes some women go to to attain it, Matsoukas said she also pulled some of her inspiration from Queen B herself.

"I was definitely inspired by this image she has as a child where she's in front of her fireplace that has these trophies all over it," Matsoukas said, regarding one of the scenes where a current day Bey trashes an accolade-filled room. "I wanted to recreate that and have her break them. You know, show that it doesn't really advance you to get these awards, that it's just based on outer beauty."

"When you get this trophy, and you're looking at it, is it worth it?" Beyoncé asked. "That song represents finding that thing in the world that makes you truly happy."


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Don’t Expect Tom Hardy’s ‘Mad Max’ To Sound Like Bane

You might not have heard yet, but Tom Hardy is one the verge of becoming a massive, massive star. His indie film, "Mad Max: Fury Road."

A common thread that has run through Hardy's role in movies like "The Dark Knight Rises," "Locke" and presumably "Mad Max" is his unique chooses when it comes to his voice.

When it comes to his method, Hardy told MTV News what we pretty much already knew at this point. "Voice is key."

Now, we have to assume that sentiment also applies to "Mad Max," but Hardy wouldn't discuss what he's going for, accent-wise, in the world of the post-apocalyptic Outback.

"You're going to get a really bunk answer here because I can't say anything due to contractual obligations," Hardy said.

But he will have to do something with his voice, and Hardy knows that if he's going to keep the career he already has, he can't do Bane every time.

"In reality, I can't keep turning up with the same voice," he said. "People might not like them and go, 'Oh, that's not real.' If I keep turning up with the same voice, I might last about five more minutes. Do you know what I mean?" If I'm the guy with the silly voices, that's fine. As long as I keep working, I'll find a voice you like."

"Mad Max: Fury Road" hits theaters on May 15, 2015.


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Lupita Nyong’o Was Beautiful — Even As A Slightly Baffled Baby

They always say "You are your biggest critic." According to Lupita Nyong'o, the saying is true for her too — except for her, it's a little different.

This time, baby Lupita is the skeptical one.

Nyong'o posted an adorable #TBT on Instagram (April 24), the same day as news broke that she signed on for "The Jungle Book" with Scarlett Johansson. It still seems like Lupita is in shock that she was named Most Beautiful on Wednesday by People magazine.

Guess she proved herself wrong.


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