April 25, 2018

Review Category : TMZ Music News

Justin Bieber’s Hologram Enlisted For will.i.am’s Futuristic ‘#thatPOWER’ Video

will.i.am may have asked Justin Bieber to appear on his #willpower track but he got a little help from Bieber's hologram for the just-released spacey video.

The video doesn't have much of a story line but is all about setups that are meant to please the eye thanks to appearances from will, Bieber's hologram and a myriad of dancers. The fact that Bieber's cameo relies heavily on his hologram, and later on televised images of his face, makes sense given that he's currently on a world tour and probably couldn't make the multi-location shoot. While Bieber isn't the star of the show, Beliebers will be pleased that he pops up often enough to add one more player to will's futuristic team of performers.

When Bieber isn't there, will and his dancers are doing "synchronized movement" anywhere their hearts desire — in traffic, on Japanese city streets, in office buildings and even on overpasses.

The most visually stunning moment comes about midway, as will.i.am and his dancers get their groove on in a room with a mirrored floor as the lyrics of the song are projected on the walls in neon-colored lighting. will's fans may also appreciate a shot of the Black Eyed Peas frontman and his clones dancing on an escalator. The walls are mirrored, giving it all a kaleidoscope feel.

"#thatPOWER" is one of the many tracks fans have previewed ahead of #willpower's April 23 release date. He also dropped and "Fall Down" featuring Miley Cyrus.

Beliebers should also take note: This is the second ...

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Jonas Brothers Spill Darkest Secrets During ‘Know Your Bro’: Watch Now!

Even though they have been on a three-year hiatus from music, doesn't mean the Jonas Brothers don't know everything about one another — they are still siblings after all.

During we decided to test their knowledge in a segment we like to call "Know Your Bro." And they ended up spilling some major secrets. First of all, "Who forgets their lyrics the most onstage?"

Well, fans attending the upcoming Jonas Brothers Live Tour, which kicks off in July, better be on the lookout, because according to both Nick and Kevin, Joe is prone to forget the lyrics.

"It's only because I've got the most lyrics," Joe laughed.

And while the brothers are super peppy on their new track "Pom Poms," it's not always that happy. Especially if "The Lion King" is playing.

"When Simba's dad dies, it's really sad," Kevin said after he was deemed the most likely to cry during a movie.

See Joe Jonas's Pitch-Perfect Reaction To His Controversial Sex Tape Rumors

However, after admitting that younger brother Frankie is the biggest mama's boy and the next Jonas to walk down the aisle, they did reveal that they always have to be on the lookout for middle brother Joe, since he always has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Recalling a particular prank, Joe admitted that he onetime played a joke on a "Jonas L.A." cast member by removing all the furniture from her dressing room. "She thought she got fired. I didn't know this, I'm sitting backstage laughing and she comes up in the middle of a scene and ...

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Katy Perry Halfway Done With ‘Schizophrenic’ New Album

Katy Perry doesn't do anything half-way. When she tours, she tours big and when she records an album, she's all the way in. And, from the sounds of it, the singer's follow-up to 2010's Teenage Dream is an intense, emotional affair.

"When I put myself on a timeline, when I tell the record company when I want to release the album, that's when the race starts," she said on Thursday at ASCAP's I Create Music Expo, according to Billboard. "That's when I put pressure on myself."

Perry said she's already halfway through what she described at the event as a "schizophrenic" album. Dream spun off five Hot 100 #1 singles,
 and so, not wanting to rock the boat, Perry is working with a number of the same songwriters, including Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Greg Wells and Bonnie McKee.

"Max and Luke push me the most. As a team we have certain strengths," she said. "With Max, it's melody choices, Luke is production and I'm topline and melody." Perry said she's also been writing with Australian singer/songwriter Sia (Christina Aguilera, Madonna), who co-write and sang the David Guetta hit "Titanium."

"She makes me laugh more than any human," Perry said of Sia. "I can't do vocals because I fry my voice from laughing."

Though Perry was light on details about songs, she did reveal one whimsical title that may make it onto the album. She described a recent session where she came into the studio and presented a melody and verse to producer Greg Kurstin and McKee. "She came in from a ...

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‘American Idol’ Castoff Janelle Arthur ‘Knew’ Her Time Was Up

said farewell to country gal Janelle Arthur on Thursday night, making her the first female singer eliminated from the competition.

It's been a long road for the 23-year-old Tennessean, and though she came up just short in her quest for the title, you couldn't tell backstage. Because just minutes after her "Idol" journey came to a close, she was all smiles ... which is fitting, considering she's let her bubbly personality shine through all season long.

"You know what? I'm feeling okay. I felt so good about my performances last night, so if that's the last performance I do on that stage, I'm happy," she told MTV News. "It was unreal just to amongst these other girls; they're so good, and the fact that I was one of them was really incredible. It made me happy too."

And, to be honest, she sort of knew her time on the show was up; even though she loved her performances, Arthur admitted that choosing Dolly Parton's little-known "Dumb Blonde" probably wasn't the smartest move ("It was the only song I had a cool arrangement for ... in my head at least," she laughed), and minutes before the "Idol" results show began, she gathered her fellow contestants to let them know this was probably going to be the end.

"I knew it. Like they always say, you can tell when you're going to go, and I had my mind set," she said. "I told Candice [Glover] before we walked out there 'Here's the deal, I'm going to be going home, and they're not going to ...

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Dog And Beth Chapman Go ‘On The Hunt’ With New CMT Show

After their long-running show came to an end last year, Duane "Dog" Chapman and his wife, Beth, were looking for a new home, and now they've found it on CMT. The couple's brand-new program, is set to premiere this Sunday on the channel.

But how will this show be different from their previous outings? Well, for starters, this time, they're leaving Hawaii and taking their hunt across the country.

"Instead of just hunting in Hawaii, we're going nationwide now. We're going to every city, in every state, looking for the bad guys," Dog said. "[And we'll be] training [bondsmen] how to hunt, Dog-style. It is absolutely fantastic."

Every city. In every state. Sound impossible? Well, apparently it isn't. Dog-style knows no boundaries. And, what's more, while the Chapmans — joined on the show by son Leland — are on the hunt, they'll be working with local bail bondsmen, helping them catch fugitives and passing along years of expertise, from writing bonds to the implementation of tactical tracking and high-tech device training. This is serious stuff.

"Filming this show with CMT has given us a broader ability to reach our fans and serve our professional industry in a way no other bail agent ever could," Dog told us. "We are meeting with the families of heroes who at times lay their lives down to protect fellow Americans."

"CMT gives Dog a chance to do what he loves best: catching fugitives and changing lives while showing America that bail agents are needed much more than they realize," his wife Beth added.

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Robert Pattinson Reuniting With ‘Cosmopolis’ Director For ‘Maps To The Stars’

director David Cronenberg may have found his new muses. The auteur has just enlisted Robert Pattinson and his "Cosmopolis" co-star Sarah Gadon for his next project, "Maps to the Stars."

The film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will take place in Los Angeles and revolve around the celebrity-obsessed culture in Hollywood. Julianne Moore and John Cusack have also been cast in the flick, which is being described as an indie ghost story. Production is slated to kick off in July in Toronto and Los Angeles.

Pattinson stepped out of his "Twilight" shadow in Cronenberg's 2012 gritty thriller, "Cosmopolis." When he spoke to MTV News about hooking up with the director, he explained that working with him was "one of the first times I considered myself an actor."

"I had to come to terms with that," he added about getting the chance to hit the set. "That was one of my first questions: 'What do you see in me? Why? Why? Why are you hiring me?' Cronenberg is one of those people when you're asked who you want to work with, he doesn't even come into my head. Because that's like saying, 'Want to work with Orson Welles?'"

In addition to working again with the director and Gadon, Pattinson has a number of other films in production, including "The Rover," "Mission: Blacklist" and "Queen of the Desert."

This will mark the third time that Gadon has worked with Cronenberg. She also appeared in his film, "A Dangerous Method," describing the experience as "really exciting and liberating and, at ...

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Public Enemy Bring The Noise At Rock Hall Of Fame Induction

It was the Rush fans who made the most sound in the audience at Thursday night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
 at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, but it was Public Enemy who brought the noise in a raucous set celebrating their place as the fourth hip-hop group to enter the shrine. Oh, and Oprah Winfrey made a surprise appearance to help celebrate legendary producer Quincy Jones and the Foo Fighters wore wigs and kimonos, so there was that.

From most accounts, it was the fans of Canadian prog rockers Rush who ruled the night, yelling out the band members' names and saluting their group at every opportunity, clearly overjoyed that the "Tom Sawyer" trio had finally reached the promised land after nearly 15 years of eligibility. The Foo Fighters performed the band's "2112" as a costumed trio and singer and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl praised Rush percussionist Neil Peart as "the most ripping drummer in the world," according to Billboard, adding that they built their loyal fan base with "no hype ... from the ground up without any help from the mainstream press." After jamming with the Foos on "2112," Rush gave the crowd what they wanted by playing their totemic hit, "Tom Sawyer."

One of the night's longest speeches, though, was from eccentric Public Enemy hypeman Flavor Flav, who ended with a salute to the rap group's leader, Chuck D. "I want to thank you for making great records," he said. "You've been the motor." Spike Lee, wearing a Mookie's Pizza shirt from ...

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Tom Cruise Stages Return To Box-Office #1 With ‘Oblivion’

and have both made over $100 million, but seems to be the only true blockbuster of 2013 thus far. But this weekend, Tom Cruise and "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski are looking to change that with a sure thing for the #1 spot with no other widespread releases hitting theaters.

Universal is estimating a $30 million opening for the sci-fi epic, which stars Cruise as one of the last people on a post-apocalyptic Earth. The Los Angeles Times cited pre-release audience surveys as the basis for their $37 million projection. But Exhibitor Relations box-office analyst Jeff Bock told MTV News he expects "Oblivion" to rake in more than $40 million, noting that it has already made half of its $120 million budget overseas.

"While Tom Cruise isn't the stratospheric star he once was, 'Oblivion' simply looks too grand and too gorgeous for genre fans to pass up, plus it likely sports enough amped-up action and adventure to satiate the multiplex masses," Bock told MTV News. "Without much competition next weekend, it's conceivable 'Oblivion' could take the #1 spot two weekends in a row. And as long as this makes over $100 million domestically, I'm sure Universal will be relieved."

Cruise recently gushed to MTV News about how making the movie brought out his inner kid. "I'm a fan of movies, and when you look at 'Oblivion,' it has the bubble ship, the bubble bike, we're shooting in Iceland and the mountains of California, and the story is so cool," he told Josh Horowitz ...

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Coachella 2013 Do-Over: How To Make Most Of Weekend Two

INDIO, California — Do-over! With Coachella now spanning two consecutive weekends, music fans arriving to the Empire Polo Club fields Friday (April 19) for this year's second go 'round have all the details from the first weekend to help them form their game plan. Here's what MTV News learned on Weekend One of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival: Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit
No one knew what to expect when the Wu-Tang reunion was announced. After years of in-fighting, it was anyone's guess which members would actually show up for Sunday night's performance celebrating the 20th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Exceeding expectations, all living members — RZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, GZA, and Cappadonna — united onstage. The MCs and the crowd were clearly thrilled by the feat, with one fan saying it was "like seeing a unicorn." Weirdest Cameo Ever?
The strangest moment in a weekend defined by the unusual came with an out-of-left-field cameo. Phoenix welcoming R. Kelly for a mash-up of his "Ignition (Remix)" with their "1901" was no doubt unexpected, but somehow managed to flow seamlessly. There's no telling whether the R&B crooner will pop in again this weekend, but if you're a fan, it could be worth keeping an ear out. 2 Crowded
Get to the Mojave tent early Saturday afternoon if you want to get inside to score some shade and a chance to see 2 Chainz in person. The rapper's draw was much larger than his low billing and early ...

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The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes ‘Overwhelmed’ By Fan Support After Surgery

Talk about the worst birthday ever. Though The Wanted's Nathan Sykes was forced to spend his 20th in a Los Angeles hospital undergoing vocal cord surgery, the singer told fans he was stunned by the support from them during his health crisis.

"Not gonna lie, I have been completely overwhelmed by all of the love, support and birthday wishes from you guys," he tweeted Thursday evening. "You are all amazing!!"

The group announced this week that Sykes would be taking an 
 from the boy band after developing what has been described as hemorrhaged nodule on one of his vocal cords. He traveled to Los Angeles and underwent surgery on Thursday, tweeting a short time afterwards, "Out of surgery ... what a way to spend my birthday!"

Before he went under the knife, bandmate Tom Parker checked in to give an update. "Just seen Nath," he wrote, "He was away with the fairies but doing OK. Grateful for all your messages."

In addition to fans sending their love, manager Scooter Braun also offered some encouragement, writing, "Happy to hear @NathanTheWanted is out of surgery and getting rest. #HappyBrithdayNath."

The surprise news of the hiatus came on Wednesday in a statement from a spokesperson, which read, "We can confirm that The Wanted's Nathan Sykes will under go specialist throat surgery on Thursday 18th April in Los Angeles and as such will be taking unforeseen hiatus form The Wanted," read the statement. "The priority for Nathan, his label and management is that he is given time to recover and receive the ...

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