Kanye West, certified Good Sport, has a notoriously robust sense of humor — so it’s no surprise to see how giddily excited he is about his upcoming stint on Saturday Night Live. (He’s the season finale’s musical guest; Ben Affleck is its host.) Just look at the goofy grin on ‘Ye’s face, or his amiable, up-for-anything body language!
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Google’s plan to take over the entire Internet — and with it, the world — continued full steam ahead this week with the news that it’s launching its own online streaming music service, Google Play Music All Access. We broke down how the new service compares to other popular current streaming options.
Cost: $9.99/month for all access, currently at $7.99 month discount
Type: On demand/radio (not available on iOS)
Song Selection: only saying “millions” currently
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Ah, this explains everything. When Sean “Diddy” Combs announced yesterday that he was joining the cast of Downton Abbey as a series regular, he was actually promoting a new Funny or Die short that digitally adds the hip-hop mogul to existing Downton footage. (You can insert him anywhere!)
The jokes are predictable — Diddy keeps calling the show Downtown Abbey; at one point, he fights off Thomas’s advances; there’s a decent amount of swearing — but funny all the same. And you’ve got to admire the chutzpah of a guy who never misses an opportunity for product placement, even in a spoof video.
Locked out of heaven? Hardly. With two platinum albums, a string of No. 1 hits, and a massive tour on the horizon, Bruno Mars is set to have one hell of a summer.
For this week’s cover story, Mars invites Entertainment Weekly into his Hollywood home for a funny and frank conversation about everything from his upcoming single (“Treasure,” which he’ll debut at this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards) to why he’s totally looking forward to getting fat one day. READ FULL STORY »
Since “everything is on the table” regarding the future of American Idol anyway, one of the first things Fox should do is follow Dancing With the Stars‘ (and the network’s own So You Think You Can Dance) lead in eliminating its results show for next season. Agree/disagree/or so totally over it already? Vote below. READ FULL STORY »
TV finale season is in full swing this week, with endings served up on Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Vampire Diaries, among others. But the most important entertainment event is arguably the box office bow of a new Star Trek movie — especially when the newest one is called Star Trek Into Darkness and comes studio-sealed in secrecy and trench coats in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch’s deep-voiced baddie.
That and oh-so-much more for the week ahead, below.
Adam Lambertand Frank Ocean both won trophies at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco. Melanie Brown from the Spice Girls presented the onetime American Idol-er with the Davidson/Valenti Award which is given to a member of the LGBT community who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights. Meanwhile, Lambert and Ocean tied in the category of Outstanding Musical Artist. Other awards went to the film Any Day Now and to writer Marc Lamont Hill for his article, “Why Aren’t We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?“
Normally, it’s a good thing when someone says your music is contagious. But Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong wasn’t being kind to Korean YouTube sensation PSY with a recent post on his personal Instragram. The rocker posted a photo of PSY, along with the caption, “This dude is the herpes of music. Once you think it’s gone, it comes back. #herpes #flareup #pleasegoaway.” (EW reached out to reps for both Armstrong and PSY, who didn’t return a request for comment.)
That’s a pretty cutting remark, but PSY’s (Gangnam) style is just to let it roll off his back. He told Fuse — after first trying to clarify what exactly herpes is — “I kinda like it, it’s cool…He said I’m like the herpes… that keeps coming back. I think it’s really cool. Thank you.”
Watch PSY’s genial response below: READ FULL STORY »