May 19, 2024

Review Category : TMZ Music News

Can Paramore Top The Charts? Hayley Williams Calls On ‘A Little Luck’

Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards ceremony focused, appropriately enough, on celebrating the cinematic arts, but that doesn't mean that music wasn't properly represented. Among the show's attendees was rock band Paramore, who were still stoked about releasing their self-titled third album.

Lead vocalist Hayley Williams demurred when asked about the possibility of the band earning its first #1 album on the Billboard chart, but told MTV News that she and fellow bandmates Jeremy Davis and Taylor York were ecstatic about the release's success thus far.

"We're a little afraid of jinxing it," Williams said about the chance of hitting the top spot. "But at the end of the day, no matter what happens, we kind of feel like this week's already been insane for us. The album came true. It's been like a dream, but I don't know — we're ready to get back out there!"

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What about Paramore has listeners feeling connected? Williams admitted she wasn't sure but confessed that their third full-length was a particularly personal effort. "It's like a little luck, a little bit of everything," she mused. "But we know, we keep saying no matter what, we're just so proud of this album. We didn't even expect this much already.

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Chinx Drugz Stages Another Cocaine Riot With Third Mixtape

Headliner: Chinx Drugz and DJ Drama

Representing: Queens, New York

Mixtape: Cocaine Riot 3

Real Spit: There are some who recognize Chinx Drugz simply as French Montana's right-hand man, but those who are truly in the know understand that the Queens, New York, MC's rhyme potential makes him a star in his own right.

For years, Chinx has been honing his skills on the mixtape circuit, and on Monday (April 15), the Coke Boys spitter returns with Cocaine Riot 3. "When I was making this mixtape, I was just trying to give the people something a little different from my normal," he told MTV News' Mixtape Daily. "I basically started messing with a couple of different beats, but I kept it real New York. But I just really wanted to give 'em the other side of Chinx that they ain't been hearing in a while."

The last installment of Chinx's Cocaine Riot series featured the underground boom-bap, Harry Fraud-produced tracks "I'm a Coke Boy" and "Road 2 Riches." This time out Drugz is broadening his musical palette, collaborating with southern artists like Juicy J on "Right There" and Roscoe Dash on "One Night." It isn't completely a departure from Chinx, but rather than being boxed in to one sound, he uses Cocaine Riot 3 to prove that he is a complete artist. "It's a lot of politics, but this time I just let loose and I gave them everything," he said.

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Rebel Wilson’s Jokes At MTV Movie Awards Make It Her ‘Breakthrough’ Night

The lady of the night at the MTV Movie Awards was the show's multi-talented mistress of ceremonies Rebel Wilson, who proved she could crack jokes, sing, levitate, puppeteer and manage embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions like a pro.

Following in the formidable footsteps of Movie Awards host predecessors like Russell Brand, Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari and Andy Samberg, the ceremony's fearless leader — known for — brought the funny (specifically, a plethora of pubic-related puns) with raunchy comedy gags and elaborate costume changes during the show. Here are some of our favorite Rebelicious moments from last night's Golden Popcorn statuette-laden festivities:

A Very Aussie Open
Wilson can officially call herself the first MTV Movie Awards host hand-picked by James Franco, who traveled all the way to the Australian outback to coax her into helming the ceremony. After interrupting a hot pink, koala-printed sweatsuit-clad Wilson from her "sitabout," which she described as "a walkabout with no cardio," Franco challenged Wilson with being "the greatest Australian female host in MTV history," before presenting her travel accommodations: a pink-embellished Iron Man suit dubbed "Iron Mangina." After exclaiming, "Check out my iron wedgie!" Wilson levitated — and then crash landed — at the Movie Awards venue, promptly entering into a medley involving various 'Pitch Perfect' co-stars, synchronized dancing to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" and a well-timed "Les Miz" joke. She unveiled a racy black leather outfit from beneath her sweatsuit, wielded nunchucks and capped it all off with a bleeped-out proclamation from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" hook.

Shirtless Water Boys
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Rebel Wilson’s Chlamydia Koala, ‘Catching Fire’ And MTV Movie Awards’ Biggest Social Trends

While we all know who went home with the Golden Popcorn Sunday night, the 2013 MTV Movie Awards winners weren't just onstage. Behold our top five social-media stars!

Rebel Wilson
By far, our Movie Awards host won the night. From the moment the comedian kicked off the show in her pink koala onesie and Mila Kunis' custom Iron Man suit, fans went crazy for her online. Whether it was Wilson's , her koala named Chlamydia or the double nipple-exposure, fans couldn't get enough of this Golden Popcorn-winning Aussie!

Emma Watson
Her Trailblazer Award was clearly justified as fans began tweeted their love for Watson as soon as a video montage of her career began rolling. We can't blame them: Though the star admitted to feeling pressure after a stirring speech from last year's honoree, Emma Stone, this year's Emma delivered, too, and with the best British accent.

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Will Ferrell
Yes, the actor's name initially trended with the wrong spelling but fans got it together, corrected the mistake. The strangest part of Ferrell's acceptance speech for the first-ever Comedic Genius Award wasn't his money-print suit or even the introduction of his "wife" Pam and their three children (a big sigh to everyone who thought they were real). No, the craziest moment was Aubrey Plaza's unscripted interruption. Still, Ferrell handed the moment like the Comedic Genius he is ... and the show by producers. (Eek!)

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Jay-Z’s ‘Open Letter’ Gets Cuban-American Response From Pitbull

Pitbull's Cuban pride runs deep, so with all the talk surrounding Jay-Z's controversial visit to his motherland, Mr. Worldwide couldn't let the moment pass without weighing in.

On Sunday, three days after Hov dropped his Pit released a version of his own. The Jigga version came a week after he and Beyoncé spent their wedding anniversary on the island, where the U.S. holds strong economic sanctions. After the trip, Jay received a ton of criticism and a few republican lawmakers even called for a probe into whether or not the power couple had the proper clearance to travel to Cuba. "Boy from the hood, but got White House clearance/ Sorry y'all, I don't agree with y'all parents," Jay rapped on his version. (An Obama spokesperson later clarified that the president had to Cuba.)

On his own track, Pit educates listeners on Cuba politics and the island's delicate relations with the United States. "Born in Miami, right on time/ Scarface, El Mariel Cuban crime," the "Give Me Everything" rapper rhymed referencing the Mariel boatlift, which brought Cuban immigrants to the U.S. in 1980, many of whom who had criminal pasts. (The Mariel was also show in the opening scenes to the 1983 cult-classic film "Scarface.")

There are references to Elián Gonzalez, the Bay of Pigs invasion and the infamous Cuban Missile Crisis. It isn't standard fare for a rap song, but still Pitbull beats on. "It's the freedom that we ride for/ It's the freedom ...

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Coachella Fans Brave Dust Storms For Wu-Tang Clan Reunion, Red Hot Chili Peppers

INDIO, California — Acquiring the nickname "Blowchella" on its final day, the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was pummeled by strong winds Sunday as obsessive music fans converged on the Empire Polo Club fields.

Rivaling 2012's "Coldchella," the conditions led some festivalgoers to skip out early, while others rode it out, seeking shelter while squinting and covering their faces with bandanas, scarves and anything else they could find.

Wu-Tang Clan, who performed a 20th anniversary show, dubbed the blinding dust storm "Hurricane Wu," and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis quipped, "I feel like I'm in 'Lawrence of Arabia.' "

Check out performance photos of Wu-Tang Clan, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.

RHCP started with a slow burn, going uncharacteristically light with "Monarchy of Roses" and "Otherside." But, of course, they soon picked up the pace, getting the crowd going with "Can't Stop" and Josh Klinghoffer's shredding guitar solos on "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" and "Tell Me Baby."

After the "Under the Bridge" singalong, legendary bassist Flea gushed, "I love you from the core of my f---ing spleen." "By the Way," backed by infrared images of the foursome, was an obvious crowd pleaser. Following Chad Smith's funky drum solo and Flea tearing up his crunchy bass, RHCP began their encore with "Around the World," followed by "Give It Away."

Wu-Tang Clan stormed the stage with their debut single, "Protect Ya Neck," and "Bring Da Ruckus." They slowed it down with "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By," recorded with Mary J. Blige and featuring Method ...

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How Did Taylor Lautner Get That MTV Movie Awards Beer Belly?

The inaugural presentation of Best Shirtless Performance at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards was a tad bittersweet, as it was the last time the "Twilight Saga" would be honored at the show.

Taylor Lautner was the lone wolf, taking home final honors for the franchise for his role in Since making its debut at the Movie Awards in 2009, "Twilight" and its stars have dominated, taking home 18 buckets of Golden Popcorn.

"It's exciting to represent it one last time, but it's really exciting to be here at the transition stage, thinking about the future," Lautner told MTV News backstage. "I mean, 'Twilight' was amazing. It's really cool."

Appearing onstage with a fake beer belly, he called the award the "Oscar" for the shirtless actors out there, but he looked quite different from his washboard-abs-baring character Jacob Black.

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"I put on a little weight," he joked to MTV News after the show. "I turned 21, recently, a couple months ago. The drinking just ... it was overboard. Metabolism stopped. It just went straight to the abdomen."

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