September 24, 2020

Review Category : TMZ Music News

Selena Gomez’s ‘Come & Get It’ Video Premieres!

It's odd to focus on something subtle in a video like Selena Gomez's "Come & Get It," but I'm about to do just that; because mixed in with all the shots of sweeping vistas, come-hither dance moves and, uh, tablas, there's a dress. It's red, and slightly tattered, and, perhaps I'm reading too much into it here, but it seems to be a direct callback to a similarly-tattered getup Britney Spears wore in her iconic ... aka the coming-of-age clip against which all others shall be judged.

I'm not accusing Gomez of biting Britney's style; rather, in her brand-new clip, which premiered Tuesday night on MTV, she's paying homage to the time-honored tradition that Spears — not to mention a myriad of other teen-pop queens — have endured: namely, the point where they shed their squeaky-clean veneers and get Dirrty (all the X-Tina fans out there are slowly nodding in unison).

It's a perilous transformation, to be certain, one that few have been able to pull off without suffering the slings and arrows of critics, some of whom actually make a valid point or two. And to her credit, Selena's not growing up quite to the degree of her Disney contemporary Vanessa Hudgens — witness her recent clip for proof — and as such, she's likely to make it through (relatively) unscathed.

Because no matter how straightforward the song may be, the "Come & Get It" video goes to great lengths to be symbolic ... sort of: Each shot of lightning, flames or fields drives home the ...

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Mac Miller Heads Out Of This World On Space Migration Tour

Mac Miller plans to watch a couple of movies with the sound off when he drops his sophomore LP on June 18, but one week after that, he will turn the music loud when he hits the road for his 38-city Space Migration Tour.

"I'm excited that we figured out a safe way to bring a large group of people to a different planet," Mac said in a press release issued to MTV News on Tuesday (May 7) about the out-of-this-world tour. "After hundreds of years of research, our team has developed a safe and reliable form of transportation that will bring tourists to a world of discovery and opportunity."

For his latest run, Mac will be joined by Odd Future associates Vince Staples and the Internet, plus Chicago newcomer Chance the Rapper. Earl Sweatshirt, Meek Mill and Action Bronson will show up for a few dates too. Miller will use the Space Migration run to introduce artists from his own REMember Music record label, so fans can expect to see Njomza, Dylan Reynolds, the Come-Up, Hardo, Choo Jackson and Primavera Vills as well. Tickets go on sale May 10.

Last month, Mac released "S.D.S.," the first single and video for Watching Movies with the Sound Off. In the clip, Miller donned a cape and superhero tights and did battle with the diabolical Red Dot (played by Corey Feldman). It was a fitting introduction for the otherworldly sound Mac plans to bring to the new LP, on which he handled a fair share of the production.

"On Blue Slide Park, the core ...

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Ja Rule Back Home To Finish Tax Evasion Sentence

Ja Rule was released from a New York prison on Tuesday (May 7) after serving almost two years on an illegal gun possession and federal tax evasion charges. It was good news for Rule, 36, (born Jeffrey Atkins), who is finally able to see some light at the end of a long legal tunnel.

"My client Jeffrey Atkins aka Ja Rule was released this morning from the Raybrook Correctional Facility in Upstate New York to serve out his federal time obligation due under the terms set forth in accordance with home confinement which were secured by his attorney Stacy Richman," said spokesperson Melanie A. Bonvicino in a statement. "At present, he looks forward to spending some time with his family while he completes his memoir."

Rule walked out of Ray Brook and was driven home, where he will be on monitored home confinement until July 28. He served 20 months on a gun possession charge after pleading guilty in 2010 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He was later sentenced to 28 months on a tax evasion charge after he failed to pay taxes in New Jersey on more than $3 million in income
 from 2004-2006.

While he earned good time behind bars on the gun charge, at the end of that sentence he still owed some time on his federal tax case. He will be allowed to serve the rest of that time at his home. During home conferment, Rule will be monitored by authorities and with proper permission, will be allowed to leave in order to go to the ...

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Ja Rule Back Home To Finish Tax Evasion Sentence

Ja Rule was released from a New York prison on Tuesday (May 7) after serving almost two years on an illegal gun possession and federal tax evasion charges. It was good news for Rule, 36, (born Jeffrey Atkins), who is finally able to see some light at the end of a long legal tunnel.

"My client Jeffrey Atkins aka Ja Rule was released this morning from the Raybrook Correctional Facility in Upstate New York to serve out his federal time obligation due under the terms set forth in accordance with home confinement which were secured by his attorney Stacy Richman," said spokesperson Melanie A. Bonvicino in a statement. "At present, he looks forward to spending some time with his family while he completes his memoir."

Rule walked out of Ray Brook and was driven home, where he will be on monitored home confinement until July 28. He served 20 months on a gun possession charge after pleading guilty in 2010 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He was later sentenced to 28 months on a tax evasion charge after he failed to pay taxes in New Jersey on more than $3 million in income
 from 2004-2006.

While he earned good time behind bars on the gun charge, at the end of that sentence he still owed some time on his federal tax case. He will be allowed to serve the rest of that time at his home. During home conferment, Rule will be monitored by authorities and with proper permission, will be allowed to leave in order to go to the ...

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Ed Sheeran To Become ‘Ed Durst’ On New Album?

In recent months, Ed Sheeran has turned down plenty of work — sorry, One Direction — for reasons that he jokingly describes as "incredibly selfish:" Namely, he's saving his best songs for his new album. Though, from the sound of things, there's plenty of material to go around.

"I'm actually writing very specific songs to genres at the moment; I've got a whole album of one genre and enough to make another of another genre," he told MTV News. "I want to release all of it now, but obviously you have to stagger things a little bit. But it's been good; I've been writing more than I've ever written in my entire life. I've written a lot recently."

And though Sheeran has previously said that the follow-up to his breakout + is he's having a difficult time explaining just how his new batch of songs sounds ... though, it seems like his promise of making a may not be that far off base.

"It's probably closer to a hip-hop record to be honest, at the moment, but who knows, it might turn into a rap-metal record?" he joked. "I'll buy a Yankees hat and turn it backwards. [Wear some] cut-off shorts ... and find loads of kids that just want to beat each other up and do a show. I'll become Ed Durst."

So just when will we bet getting Sheeran's spiritual sequel to Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water? Well, it may be sooner than you'd think. And you might not even have to ...

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Beyonce, Madonna, Psy Go Punk At Met Gala

Some of the biggest stars on the planet, including Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, put their own stamp on the Costume Institute Gala's theme of "Punk: Chaos to Couture" on Monday night, donning all sorts of wild couture when they hit the carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cyrus, in Marc Jacobs, went for a spiky hairstyle that certainly recalled Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten. Perry noted she was paying homage to the "OG queen of PUNK, JOAN of ARC" in her Renaissance-inspired Dolce & Gabbana get-up, complete with crown and gold nails.

Bey went for head-to-toe Givenchy, rocking a black and red paisley-inspired print dress with matching boots and thigh-high slit. And Kim Kardashian went for a floral Givenchy gown that perhaps wasn't all that punk but definitely put her baby bump on display.

Before everyone headed inside the museum to gawk at the exhibit (which runs through August 14 at the Met), drink champagne and dine on gourmet food, MTV News caught up with some of the A-listers attending the bash, who weighed in on what the term "punk" means to them.

"Punk is all about an attitude, just kind of being anti-establishment, just doing what you want 'cause you love it," Miguel shared with MTV News. "It's what you believe in, you know? You just got to know how to express ourselves and just believe in ourselves to just go with it."

Supermodel and MTV House of Style host Karlie Kloss rocked some Louis Vuitton and decided her most anti-establishment ...

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