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Jimmy Fallon teams up with Will.i.am for 'Ew' music video

Jimmy Fallon’s character Sara has hung out with many familiar faces, including Taylor Swift, Seth Rogen, and even Michelle Obama. But on Monday’s Tonight Show, Sara collaborated with her new best friend, Will.i.am–excuse me, Mir.i.am–to debut a music video about her favorite word, “ew.”

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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video to be released in 3D

This is something Michael Jackson fans can really be thrilled about.

After settling a dispute with the late singer’s estate, director John Landis is finally bringing the iconic 14-minute 1983 music video “Thriller” to 3D. No official details have been released yet, but Landis, who directed the phenomenon for a reported $500,000 budget, told the New York Daily News that the project began as an idea Jackson originally had as a segment for his “This Is It” tour.

“It is going to reappear in a highly polished and three-dimensional way that is very exciting on the big screen,” Landis said. In addition to the new look, the video is also expected to be released on Blu-ray for the first time and may even span into the video game market.

Thriller premiered on MTV in December of 1983 and was the first music video inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library Of Congress in 2009. This won’t, however, be the first time the music video will be seen in movie theaters. Though it failed to receive a nomination in the short category, Thriller played a brief theatrical run in 1983 before Disney’s Fantasia in order to qualify for an Academy Award. Don’t feel too bad though, the album Thriller went on to be the best-selling album of all time and won Jackson seven Grammys including one for Best Music Video, Longform for the accompanying documentary The Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

 

'Bound 2' deep dive: Kanye and Kim at the End of the World

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So yes, Kanye West has made a music video with a topless Kim Kardashian, fiancée and mother-of-his-child and free-floating symbol for the dystopia our lives have become. And yes, the music video — set to “Bound 2,” the extremely heartfelt and totally weird love song that ends Yeezus — is about Kanye West and Kim Kardashian riding a motorcycle in front of green-screen images of Monument Valley and space, which makes it look a little bit like a ’70s biker-gang Roger Corman movie shot inside of an iMac screensaver. And yes, you could argue that this music video is basically a softcore porno about Kanye West making wuv to Kim Kardashian on a motorcycle.

It’s hilarious. It’s barely watchable. It’s a serious argument for Saturday Night Live turning “Waking Up With Kimye” into a weekly segment. It is semi-delusional. But could it be that the “Bound 2″ music video is also sneakily profound? That Kanye West, in attempting to create a document of his romance, has also somehow deconstructed that romance? That, in the process of gazing lovingly into his own navel, the rapper also wound up discovering new corners of the human heart? Is “Bound 2″ actually an anti-love story? Or could it be arguing that all love stories are anti-love stories? Could it be the entire story of Creation and Entropy, of the human condition, of the sacred and the profane, of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and the Book of Revelations?

Let’s take a look.
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'Cookie Dance': A viral video bathed in milk -- VIDEO

A lot of kids have experienced the moment where a parent told them to put down a cookie and pick up a piece of fruit, and 95 percent of those kids probably ran away with a cookie still in hand. But what happens if you really examine that moment, and in turn, dedicate your whole life to cookies? That’s the premise of Chip Chocolate’s music video “Cookie Dance,” the latest YouTube trend.

After a mother tells her son he won’t amount to anything if he eats a cookie, the young boy in the video decides he will defy those odds and amount to something after all: A cookie pimp who spends his days bathing in milk, eating homemade Mrs. Fields cookies — she’s literally in his kitchen — and teaching people the cookie dance. Oh, and don’t forget the slutty girl scouts that dance with him.

Hey, the guy is all about his chips and all about his dough. Wouldn’t you dance with him if you could? Personally, I’d rather enjoy some “cookie sushi” while lounging nearby, but if you’re feeling the beat,  you can learn the dance yourself in the video below:
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Alison Gold's 'Chinese Food': Singing about food proves worse than Instagramming about food -- VIDEO

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The Rebecca Black Corollary — a.k.a. Ark Music Factory — has spawned another evil, and this time she’s hungry (for more than just milk and cereal).

Any artist has been told to write/paint/sing what you know. Our girl Alison Gold (hopefully a stage name, so this won’t haunt her LinkedIn when she’s trying to land an entry-level marketing job in eight years) is just singing about her passion: “Chinese Food.” And more disturbing than this song’s terrible Auto-Tune is its cracked-out music video. WHAT IS HAPPENING?
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Nicolas Cage swings around on Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' -- VIDEO

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After Miley Cyrus’ much-debated VMA’s performance, the singer decided the only way to top her stint of near-naked twerking on stage was to get completely naked in her newest video for the song “Wrecking Ball.” Oh, and obviously she had to lick a sledgehammer, too.

But now that (quite literally) everyone has watched the new video, what’s next? Well, thanks to one YouTube user, how about a remix of the “Wrecking Ball” video featuring none other than Nicolas Cage? How would that work, you ask? It’s simple really: Just paste Cage’s face onto Cyrus’ naked body, and watch him/her swing around on a wrecking ball. Happy Friday to you!

Watch what’s sure to become a viral video below:
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The Lonely Island wants you to 'Spell It Out' -- VIDEO

Wednesdays, man. The Lonely Island is getting us through the hump-day the only way they know how: bestiality! More specifically, Andy Samberg wants you to follow the neon letters as he picks up his dry cleaning, eats, and spells spells spells — turning the consonants, vowels, and punctuation into a hip-hoppity beat.

Watch the video below:

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Foul-mouthed Instagram parody of Nickelback's 'Photograph' strikes a chord -- VIDEO

CollegeHumor’s parody video of Nickelback’s “Photograph,” called “Look at This Instagram,” pokes fun at the commonplace and predictable filter treatments “photographers” use to transform food, finger nails, feet, fireworks, and other f words into art.

“Started out as a lemon tart, then my phone went and made it art,” bellows the singer in his best Chad Kroeger voice. His female collaborator channels Creed more than Nickelback, but she makes up for it by putting hipster glasses on her cat (“he thinks he’s people!”).

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Happy birthday, Britney: 3+1 of our favorite music videos

It’s Britney’s birthday, y’all. The pop songstress turned reality television judge celebrates the big 31 today. Wowza. It seems like only yesterday that she was reminding us how not-so-innocent a teenager she was. Obviously, in terms of drama, it also feels like she’s lived about eight lifetimes. But 2012 was an upswing for her. She’s on The X Factor, has a new song with Will.i.am, and on the personal life front, is still engaged. You go, girl!

In honor of Brit’s big day, we rounded up four (3+1) of our favorite Spears music videos from over the years…including one I’m betting you non-superfans have forgotten about. Check out the dancing — and the signature syrup-y sweet vocals — below:

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Obviously, you’ve got to start off with one of her most famous tracks. This video had everything: Sexy Britney, wig changes, that famous nude bedazzled bodysuit — not to mention a killer dance tune to start with. Just try and listen and not get the weirdly sexual airplane fun stuck in your head all over again.  READ FULL STORY

MTV finally reveals why it stopped playing music videos

Some complaints are so pervasive that they eventually become their own cliches — think “The Simpsons hasn’t been funny since Season 8!” or “Saturday Night Live hasn’t been funny since [whatever year the complainer was 16]!” Chief among these is the stale lament that MTV doesn’t play music videos anymore — “It’s called Music Television, dadgumit!” (Somehow, you never hear those same people complaining about The Learning Channel‘s similar misnomer.)

But listen up, people: MTV’s head of programming* has heard your cries, and he’s finally ready to give you the answers you crave. All will be revealed in the following video:

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