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Tuesday
Apr262011

Lady Gaga to Debut New Video on 'Idol'; Perform on 'Ellen'

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga will unveil the already controversial video for her new single, "Judas," on American Idol next week.

The video was co-directed by Gaga and her creative director Laurieann Gibson, who says that Gaga portrays Mary Magdalene in the clip.

On Easter Sunday, Gaga wrote on Twitter, "Judas is about forgiveness + perseverance through struggle. Persevere today!"  She added, "I'm with the Easter Bunny, he says 'hi.'"

Gaga will perform "Judas" for the first time on TV on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Wednesday.

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Tuesday
Apr192011

Beyoncé’s New Video to Be Helmed by 'Bad Romance' Director

KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Video director Francis Lawrence, the man behind Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" clip, has confirmed that he'll be behind the camera for Beyoncé’s new video.

Pictures from the video shoot have leaked online, but now Lawrence confirms to MTV News that the video is for the song “Girls (Who Run the World),” from Beyoncé’s upcoming album.

He added, “[The video will] be big...it'll probably be one of the bigger Beyoncé music videos ever done, and I can say that I think the song is unbelievable."

As of Monday, "Girls (Who Run the World)" has been streaming online at numerous websites.

Lawrence wasn't able to confirm much more about the project, telling MTV, "[Beyoncé] would probably have me shot if I said anything....Some stuff spilled out, but she wasn't happy about it, so I've been sworn to secrecy."

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Friday
Feb182011

Britney Spears' Video for 'Hold It Against Me' Debuts

Photo Courtesy - Jive Records(NEW YORK) -- The new video for Britney Spears' latest single, "Hold It Against Me," premiered Thursday night on MTV and Vevo.com.

It begins with a comet striking modern-day planet Earth.  Viewers are then taken inside a studio, where Spears -- wearing a short white top, baring her midriff -- is surrounded by lights and male dancers.  In a convenient bit of product placement, she is seen spraying her fragrance on herself.

When the chorus begins, the video cuts to Spears wearing a really long, flowing white gown, floating in the air, surrounded by a ring of monitors.  She's later splashed with colorful paint as the video cuts to images of two Britney Spears -- one wearing a red dress, the other wearing a purple dress -- fighting one another.  During the confrontation, brief clips of Spears' debut video for "...Baby One More Time" are shown on a monitor.  Eventually the two brawling Britneys, plus the Britney in the white gown, all collapse.

For the rest of the video, we see Spears in a tight, black outfit performing her song alongside her male dancers.  The video ends with a burst of confetti and a question mark displayed on the screen.

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Friday
Feb042011

Britney Spears Teaser Video Coming Out; New CD Not Complete

Photo Courtesy - Jive Records(NEW YORK) -- Fans have been waiting for weeks for the premiere of Britney Spears' new video for "Hold It Against Me," and now comes word they'll get a peek at it on Friday.

Spears' manager, Adam Leber, tweeted, "The first 'HIAM' teaser should be out on Friday.  Keep your eyes wide open."  He added, "The first teaser video will give more insight into the world premiere...get pumped!  The video will be epic."

Meanwhile, Spears' producer, Dr. Luke, tells Rolling Stone magazine that even though her album, Femme Fatale, is due March 15, it's still not completely finished.

The producer said, "It's a little bit fluid right now.  I can't even say for sure which songs are making [the final cut] and which songs aren't."

He also revealed that he and Max Martin, one of the co-writers on "Hold It Against Me," originally planned to give the song to Katy Perry, but they decided to give it to Spears because "it wasn't a Katy Perry record."

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Thursday
Feb032011

Rihanna Posts Racy Video on Website to Avoid YouTube Censorship

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Rihanna isn't happy that YouTube deemed her new video "S&M," which depicts her wearing bondage gear, brandishing a whip and cavorting with a blow-up doll, too hot for young people.

Fans who attempted to watch the video on YouTube were met with an "inappropriate for some users" parental warning flag, and a request to verify that they were 18 years or older before viewing.

As a result, Rihanna tweeted a link to the clip, and wrote, "U can now view the 'S&M' video on RihannaNow.com UNFLAGGED!!"  She also pointed out one of her previous videos was even racier, but nobody seemed to mind.  "They watched 'Umbrella,'" she tweeted.  "I was full nude."

Meanwhile, the British press has reported that the video has been banned in 11 countries, and BBC's Radio One won't play the song before 7 p.m. because of lyrics like, "Sticks and stones may break my bones/But chains and whips excite me."  However, it isn't true that MTV is considering editing the clip.  MTV News reports the video was approved by the network as is.

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Friday
Jan212011

Pink Premieres Controversial Video for New Single

Photo Courtesy - Sony Music Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Pink's video for her latest hit, "F***in' Perfect," is now available for viewing online at VEVO.com, and it's sure to raise some eyebrows.

It tells the story of an alienated young girl who feels she just can't measure up, and features a graphic scene where she carves the word "PERFECT" into her arm with a razor blade while sitting in a bathtub full of water -- water that soon turns red with her blood.

The video has a happy ending, however -- the girl grows into a woman who realizes that she has artistic talent.  She becomes a successful painter, marries and has a daughter of her own.

Pink addresses the video in a note on her website, saying that she expects the clip to "ruffle some feathers," but adds, "My favorite books, art pieces, films, and music, always have something jarring about them.  I want art to make me think.  In order to do that, it may [tick] me off, or make me uncomfortable.  That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.  That is my intention."

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Tuesday
Dec072010

Teaser for New Michael Jackson Video Now Online

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto(NEW YORK) -- A 30-second teaser for Michael Jackson's new video, "Hold My Hand," is now online at MichaelJackson.com.  The full video, featuring Akon, Jackson's collaborator on the track, is "coming soon," according to the site.

The teaser intercuts photos of children, cheering crowds and other images with shots of Akon and archival footage of the King of Pop onstage.

"Hold My Hand" was recorded in 2007.  A handwritten note from Jackson found among his belongings indicated that whenever he planned to release his next project, he had wanted this song to be the first single.

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