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Actor Shot Dead Filming Music Video

'Several firearms were discharged during a scene by several actors'

(Newser) - Police are investigating a deadly shooting during the filming of a music video for Aussie hip-hop band Bliss N Eso. The actor was shot in the chest during filming Monday afternoon inside a Brisbane bar, the BBC reports. The band was not present at the time and it's not... More »

Trump, Swift, Cosby, More Get Naked in Kanye's New Music Video

Or at least their likenesses do

(Newser) - Here's something you never thought you'd see: Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, and George W. Bush naked in bed together. Enter Kanye West's new NSFW music video for "Famous," which depicts 12 celebrities sprawled out in their birthday suits on a giant bed. Also... More »

Missy Elliott Is Back, in a Big Way

The Internet is freaking out

(Newser) - Missy Elliott has been out of the limelight since 2005, when she released her sixth studio album. But the rapper dropped a music video Thursday morning, and the Internet is freaking out. E! notes that it's her first video in seven years and her first single in three. Elliott... More »

5 Reactions to Adele's New Song

Needless to say, everyone loves 'Hello'

(Newser) - Adele is out with her first new song in three years, and the Internet is decidedly happy about it. Five reactions to "Hello," the first single from Adele's 25, which will be released Nov. 20:
  • "The song [is] a heart-wrenching ballad about a woman who's
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Taylor Swift's New Video Is ... Problematic

'Wildest Dreams' romanticizes colonial-era Africa

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's new video for "Wildest Dreams" was shot partially in Africa, so of course, it features giraffes, zebras ... and lots of white people. As far as James Kassaga Arinaitwe and Viviane Rutabingwa, writing in NPR , can tell, there's not a single black actor in the video.... More »

Official Fumes Over Rap Video Shot in Courtroom

But Jason Mallas, known as Mini Thin, says he's misunderstood

(Newser) - Guns, fatigues, and a violent crime: A rapper used a West Virginia courtroom to film his vigilante-themed music video, and that has disturbed one local official. Hancock County Commissioner Jeff Davis is not happy that the courtroom was used by a Weirton rapper known as Mini Thin. Davis wants his... More »

Tattooed Ballet Dancer Takes Hit Song to Next Level

Interpretation of Hozier's hit song stuns

(Newser) - A new video for Hozier's Grammy-nominated hit, "Take Me to Church," features a performance by Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, a former principal dancer for the British Royal Ballet. The tattooed Polunin, 25, is shirtless and almost appears nude, thanks to his flesh-colored, skintight shorts. The video... More »

'Impossible Orchestra' Performs Beach Boys Classic

Supergroup includes Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, and many more

(Newser) - The BBC managed to put together one of the greatest "supergroups" of all time: 27 famous artists who came together to perform the Beach Boys classic "God Only Knows." Brian Wilson is there, of course, but other singers include Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Kylie Minogue, Dave... More »

Taylor Swift Accused of 'Perpetuating Black Stereotypes'

New video for 'Shake It Off' riles more than a few

(Newser) - Taylor Swift announced her upcoming album, 1989, Monday by releasing a music video for the first single, "Shake It Off." The video features, among other things, Swift dancing alongside twerking, break-dancing black back-up dancers—and not everyone is happy about it, Salon reports. Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt... More »

Weird Al's 'Tacky' Has A-List Cast

Yankovic's new video features Jack Black, among others

(Newser) - Weird Al Yankovic's latest album, Mandatory Fun , is out today—and to celebrate, the parody artist is releasing eight music videos in eight days, Nerdist reports. Yesterday's was "Tacky," a parody of Pharrell's "Happy" that features Jack Black, Kristen Schaal, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet,... More »

France: Miley, Britney Videos Can't Air Before Dark

'Wrecking Ball,' 'Work B**ch' deemed too racy for daytime

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears are too racy for daytime French TV. France's broadcast watchdog, CSA, says TV channels should only show Cyrus' video for "Wrecking Ball" and Spears' video for "Work B**ch" after 10pm, when French broadcasters show a range of programming more suited to adults.... More »

James Franco, Seth Rogen Serve Up Kanye Spoof

Actors make their own version of 'Bound 2'

(Newser) - James Franco making out with a shirtless Seth Rogen on a motorcycle—anyone see this coming? Well, the actor buddies have shot an incredibly accurate spoof of Kanye West's "Bound 2" video , including a hirsute Rogen as Kim Kardashian getting steamy on the handlebars. And they did it... More »

Kim Kardashian Goes Topless in Kanye West Video

"Bound 2" debuts on "Ellen"

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian is letting it all hang out—again. But this time, it's in her fiance Kanye West's new music video. The vid for "Bound 2" made its debut on Ellen today, showing Kim and Kanye gettin' pretty lovey-dovey as they ride a motorcycle through nature scenes,... More »

Bieber Filmed Music Video ... at Great Wall of China

No word on whether he had a permit

(Newser) - Well, why would Justin Bieber have any respect for one of the most culturally significant creations in the world? The Biebs' new music video for his song "All That Matters" has leaked, and it was filmed at the Great Wall of China. There’s no word on if the... More »

Miley Cyrus Defends 'Wrecking Ball' Video

It's not about the nudity, she says

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus is speaking out about the music video for her latest single, "Wrecking Ball." It made headlines for her nudity on top of a giant ball and her hammer licking, but Miley told Z100 it’s not about the nudity. Newsy reports: More »

Bizarre Music Video About Foxes Goes Viral

Norwegian entertainment duo Ylvis made the song to promote talk show

(Newser) - A new music video seeks to answer the pre-schooler-stumping question: What sound does a fox make? It's become an Internet sensation, racking up more than one million views in two days on YouTube. Newsy reports: More »

Another Celebrity Kickstarter Fails Embarrassingly

Just 80 backers pledged to Zosia Mamet's campaign

(Newser) - Last month, Kickstarter taught us that only 315 people still care about Melissa Joan Hart's career. This month, it teaches us that even fewer people care about Zosia Mamet's music. Mamet isn't exactly struggling in life—in addition to starring on the wildly popular Girls, she's... More »

Best Part of Ghastly Travolta Video? The Reactions

Travolta, Newton-John team up for 'I Think You Might Like It'

(Newser) - This somehow came to pass: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John channel Grease's Danny and Sandy in a new video as they line dance and twang about Christmas together before ultimately driving off in a bright turquoise convertible. That description doesn't exactly sum up how awful the pair's... More »

'Gangnam Style' Tops YouTube's Most-Watched List

Psy's incredibly viral video is officially No.1

(Newser) - Move over, Justin Bieber: Psy has just ended your reign on YouTube. The Korean singing star's quirky "Gangnam Style" video became YouTube's most-watched ever today with 805 million views, passing Bieber's "Baby" by about a million, Mashable reports. "Gangnam Style" also had an average... More »

No Doubt Pulls Video After Critics Cry Racism

Gwen Stefani gets tied up in Native American garb

(Newser) - Dressing up Gwen Stefani as a sexy Native American and having her bound at gunpoint—who could be offended? The Native American community and fans in general, apparently, so No Doubt has pulled its "Looking Hot" video from YouTube, US reports. The band says in a statement that it... More »

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