January 27, 2020

Review Category : TMZ Music News

Corey Feldman Reunites With ‘Goonies’ Co-Star For ‘Ascension Millennium’ Video: Watch Now!

While Corey Feldman is hardly new to music videos — just check out his cameos in Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" and Mac Miller's "S.D.S." — the '80s icon had never yet made a clip for his own music. That is, until now.

On Monday (July 1), MTV premiered the music video for "Ascension Millennium" off Feldman's untitled August album. In the clip, the "Goonies" and "Stand By Me" star takes us on a "journey through his world," which apparently includes channeling Michael Jackson and hanging with angel-like women. Perhaps inspired by his own cameos, Feldman decided to call upon an old friend to make a guest appearance in his first music video.

Waiting for him with a map during the beginning moments of the video is none other than Sean Astin — this is the first time the "Goonies" stars have shared the screen in the past 25 years.

After Feldman is finally dressed in a studded leather jacket and leather gloves, certainly a nod to his former pal MJ, he descends the staircase with two women dressed in angel-like lingerie.

Feldman aggressively sings "Ascension Millennium" repeatedly into the camera as he loops around his pool. Of course, Feldman had to include a Michael Jackson-inspired dance sequence with a black fedora and signature Michael moves. Proving he's just a regular guy, he grabs some pancakes and brings the video to a close as he sings, "You got the feeling in your soul/ You just got to let it go."

This isn't the first time Feldman has looked slightly devilish in a music video; he ...

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BET Awards 2013: Complete Winners List

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
WINNER: Rihanna
» Beyoncé
» Tamar Braxton
» Alicia Keys
» Elle Varner

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
WINNER: Miguel
» Chris Brown
» Bruno Mars
» Justin Timberlake
» Usher

Best Group
WINNER: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
» Mary Mary
» Mindless Behavior
» Slaughterhouse
» The Throne (Kanye West and Jay-Z)

Best Collaboration
WINNER: A$AP Rocky (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) - "F---in' Problems"
» 2 Chainz (featuring Drake) - "No Lie"
» French Montana (featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne) - "Pop That"
» Kendrick Lamar (featuring Drake) - "Poetic Justice"
» Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z) - "Suit & Tie"
» Kanye West (featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) - "Mercy"

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
» 2 Chainz
» A$AP Rocky
» Drake
» Future

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
WINNER: Nicki Minaj
» Azealia Banks
» Eve
» Rasheeda
» Rye Rye

Video of the Year
WINNER: Drake - "Started From the Bottom"
» 2 Chainz (featuring Drake) - "No Lie"
» A$AP Rocky (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) - "F---in' Problems"
» Drake (featuring Lil Wayne) - "HYFR"
» Kendrick Lamar (featuring Drake) - "Poetic Justice"
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (featuring Wanz) - "Thrift Shop"
» Miguel - "Adorn"
» Rihanna - "Diamonds"
» Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z) - "Suit & Tie"
» Kanye West (featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) - "Mercy"

Video Director of the Year
WINNER: Benny Boom
» A$AP Rocky and Sam Lecca
» Director X
» Dre Films
» Hype Williams

Best New Artist
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
» Azealia Banks
» Joey Bada$$
» Trinidad Jame$
» The Weeknd

Best Gospel Artist
WINNER: Mary Mary
» Deitrick Haddon
» Lecrae
» Tamela Mann
» Marvin Sapp

Best Actress
WINNER: Kerry Washington
» Angela Bassett
» Halle Berry
» Taraji P. Henson
» Gabrielle Union

Best Actor
WINNER: Jamie Foxx
» Don Cheadle
» Common
» Samuel L. Jackson
» Denzel ...

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J. Cole’s <i>Born Sinner</i> Success Is ‘The People Speaking’

LOS ANGELESJ. Cole was so excited about his sophomore album, Born Sinner, that he moved the LP's release up a week to meet Kanye West's Yeezus at retail on June 18. The move earned Cole the #2 LP last week and continues to pay off as he's expected to move another 95,000 in his second week — not bad.

"That's the people speaking. I'm happy, I'm grateful, dawg; I'm blessed. The second-week numbers are fantastic too," Cole told MTV News when we spoke to him on the 2013 BET Awards red carpet on Sunday (June 30).

Not long after our interview, Cole took the stage at the Nokia Theatre to perform "Crooked Smile" before going into "Power Trip" with Miguel. It's been a remarkable two weeks for Cole who not only dropped his album, but released a big-time remix of his Born Sinner track "Let Nas Down."

The original version of the song finds Cole rapping about his feelings after he found out the Queens, New York, rap veteran was less than excited about his 2011 radio hit "Workout." "Damn, my heart sunk to my stomach/ I can't believe I let Nas down," the North Carolina MC raps on the original song.

But just a few days after Cole's album hit retail, Nas added his two cents and a celebratory verse to the track as he rechristened it

"It was amazing. I knew it was going to come before it came, I had heard the verse," Cole told us about the remix. ...

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Jessica Simpson Gives Birth To Baby Boy Ace

It was just over year ago that Jessica Simpson gave birth to her daughter, Maxwell Drew Johnson. And on Sunday (June 30), the pop star welcomed her first boy, Ace.

Ace Knute Johnson was delivered by C-Section in a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday, according to US Weekly, who confirmed the news with Simpson's rep.

This is the singer's second child with her fiancé, Eric Johnson, a former NFL player. Back in March, the 32-year-old former MTV star accidentally revealed the sex of her baby during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" as she described her difficult pregnancy.

"The crazy thing is I never knew a wiener could make me nauseous," she said laughing before immediately adding, "Well, I guess I just told the world that I'm having a boy!"

Most recently Simpson appeared as a mentor on the NBC style competition show "Fashion Star." The singer, actress and mom is next slated to star in an upcoming, semi-autobiographical NBC comedy. "I am so excited to work with Ben [Silverman] and NBC again, this time on a scripted comedy," Simpson told The Hollywood Reporter earlier in the year.

"I often find myself thinking that no one could ever make up the things that actually happen in my life — so between the real-life elements and a great team of writers, I think we'll have people laughing!"

Simpson and Johnson were engaged in the fall of 2010 but eventually delayed their wedding because of her pregnancies.


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Robin Thicke, Pharrell, T.I. Drop Sexy Serenade For ‘Blurred Lines’ At BET Awards

With in the States and the U.K., months after its release, Robin Thicke got a chance to celebrate his success on Sunday night (June 30) when Pharrell and T.I. joined him to perform the single at the 2013 BET Awards.

Thicke brought his music video to life at the Nokia Theatre, performing against a backdrop of his name (and a hashtag) in giant red block letters — in case any viewers at home didn't know what they were in for. Dressed in a full suit and sunglasses, he was surrounded by a gaggle of models, much like the music video.

Pharrell was the first to join Thicke onstage, going for a more casual look in a bomber jacket, cuffed pants and dark sunglasses, singing the hook and shimmying around the stage to the amusement of the audience. And T.I. wasn't far behind Skateboard P, entering to a round of applause as he flirted with one of the models and delivered his verse. Thicke eventually made his way down into the crowd during the performance, opting to serenade a few guests who were within reach.

"Thanks for watching #BlurredLines on the #BETAwards, pre-order the new album now!" Thicke tweeted immediately after his set.

R. Kelly Surprises With A BET Awards Medley!

Robin and Pharrell recently parodied their popular video during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" but on Sunday night fans were happy with the original rendition.

Best performance so far robin thicke!," @LaanDadon wrote, while @KristinDior23 added, "Robin Thicke did amazing by the way" and @createtobefree chimed in ...

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Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Kick Off BET Awards With ‘Love More’

Chris Brown got the 2013 BET Awards off to an energetic start on Sunday night (June 30), opening the show with his infectious hit "Fine China," and showing some love to the late Aaliyah, before Nicki Minaj descended from the ceiling to debut their collab, "Love More."

Brown hit the stage with his backup dancers in tow, sporting a black leather jacket while all the members of his crew donned sweatshirts with a neon "X" across them, a nod to his upcoming July 16 album. For "Fine China," Breezy kept it thematic, with images of Chinese fire dragons and fire lanterns flashing across the LED screen behind him, as he delivered his usual flawless choreography.

As Breezy transitioned into his latest single, which features vocals from Aaliyah, he turned things down a notch. Black-and-white images of the late songstress appeared on the screen as he began to sing, "Don't let them tell you any different/ They don't know about us," and the stage eventually filled up with images of candles.

With his backup dancers suddenly equipped with torches as well, it looked as if Brown was hosting a candlelight vigil for the late R&B singer on the Nokia Theatre stage.

After a couple minutes of calm, however, Nicki Minaj made a guest appearance to help Brown wrap up his set. The YMCMB rapper descended from a platform in the ceiling, rapping from high above the crowd in her fitted black pants and silver-studded bustier. Nicki delivered her verse on Brown's new track, "Love More," which should appear on ...

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Eminem Gets ‘Open And Forthcoming’ About Addiction In ‘How To Make Money Selling Drugs’

When a clip of Eminem discussing his addiction to prescription meds — and just how close that addiction came to killing him — began making the round earlier this week, it certainly helped elevate the profile of Matthew Cooke's "How To Make Money Selling Drugs," the documentary from which it came.

That was both good and bad, mind you ... after all, any publicity for a film is good, particularly one that tackles an issue as complex and controversial as the United States' seemingly endless War On Drugs. On the other hand, Em's interview, while eye-opening, represents just one small part of Cooke's sprawling film. Through interviews with drug dealers, DEA agents, legal experts, addicts and activist celebs (Woody Harrelson, Susan Sarandon and 50 Cent all appear in the film), he not only explains just how one can go about making substantial sums of cash in "the underground economy," but examines the far-reaching effects of U.S. drug policies, and wonders, rather matter-of-factly, if this is a war worth fighting any longer.

"In college, I studied the economic effects of the War on Drugs, and it hit me 'Wow, we're going about this in the wrong way.' So, about 15 years ago, I first had the idea to make this film," Cooke told MTV News. "But, at the same time, I knew it would be a challenge. Myself and [the film's co-producer, actor] Adrian [Grenier] had this running joke, where we didn't want to make a spanking documentary; we didn't want to make a 90-minute film that just spanks ...

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‘Man Of Steel’: Filmmakers Reveal Visual Effects Secrets!

Weeks after the release of "Man of Steel," audiences are still marveling at the film's incredible technology — not just what was used to bring it to life, but the technology the characters have access to in the film. In a new featurette that posted Friday (June 28) on Wired.com, visual effects supervisors from the film discuss the Kryptonian technology that Jor-El — and later, his son Kal-El — used to explore the disintegrating planet from which they came.

"On Krypton they use a different technology for their displays, through this technology that we called liquid geo," Dan Lemmon explained, highlighting displays and other interfaces that use a liquid-mercury-esque material. "The way we accomplished the display shapes was through a combination of animation and simulation. Once that animation was finalized, the effects department would run simulations on top of that animation."

Joe Letteri, the senior visual effects supervisor, credited director Zack Snyder with conceiving of the idea. "He wanted to do something that was interesting and different in the way that you saw information presented," Letteri revealed. "He didn't just want to do a typical screen. You need something that has that look but has to be in a sense more liquid."

In the film, the liquid shows up first when Jor-El is on Krypton as he puts the finishing touches on the transport that carries Kal-El to Earth. Later in the film, Kal discovers a ship buried under the ice in a remote part of the world, where his alien birthright — a small device shaped like his family's ...

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Why Was Channing Tatum Picked To Save America In ‘White House Down’?

After displaying his ample talents in last summer's hit movie "Magic Mike," it's easy to hypothesize why director Roland Emmerich enlisted him to save the president in his new film "White House Down." But Emmerich told MTV News that he really only decided to hire Tatum as his leading man after meeting him, because the only thing more appealing than a good-looking, physically capable actor is a good-looking, physically-capable actor who's genuinely nice.

‪"Channing did two very successful movies with Sony so he was on top of their list. And I said 'I like the guy, I really, really like him but I have to meet him'," Emmerich told MTV News' Josh Horowitz. "So I met him, and it was one of these moments where you meet somebody and you immediately hit it off with somebody. He's the nicest guy — totally down to earth, super smart and he looks like a million dollars."

Emmerich said Tatum demonstrated how effortlessly appealing he was by charming the waitress who attended to them during that first meeting. "When we were sitting in this restaurant he was super friendly to the waitress, which I always love when guys do that. She was gushing over him and then she [said] we didn't have to pay.... And he wanted to pay. I said, 'Let it go — you made her day'."

Meanwhile, "White House Down" has faced multiple comparisons to other action movies, particularly "Die Hard," as critics and audiences get an opportunity to see it. But Emmerich insists that the 1988 containment thriller did not in ...

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