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tUnE-yArDs channels 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse' for 'Water Fountain' music video

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Here’s your mid-week nostalgia fix, courtesy of tUnE-yArDs.

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, that wonderfully weird cult kids show of the late ’80s, serves as inspiration for the band’s “Water Fountain” music video, and it’s quite charming.  While not an exact recreation of Pee-Wee Herman‘s sweet digs, the play land coming from the brains of  tUnE-yArDs’ frontwoman Merrill Garbus and director Joel Kefali pays technicolor homage to that Sphinx-topped abode of yore. There are puppets, a cooking segment, and even a Chairy-like couch and dancing robot, a la Conky. Take a look:
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'Vampire Diaries' actress Candice Accola stars in The Fray's 'Love Don't Die' video, kisses fiance Joe King -- VIDEO

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If John Legend’s “All of Me” music video proved anything, it’s that having a significant other in the business is both incredibly convenient and incredibly amazing. Suddenly, music videos become much easier to cast, not to mention the fact that fans eat it up when real-life couples get all romantic on screen.

And speaking of eating something up, I’m a little obsessed with Candice Accola’s appearance in The Fray’s “Love Don’t Die” music video. As much as I love the Vampire Diaries actress on her own, the fact that she is engaged to The Fray’s guitarist, Joe King, only sweetens the deal.

The video places the band in a biker bar, singing from behind a fence for their protection. But when a man is less-than-nice to Ms. Accola, her real-life fiance comes to the rescue and starts quite the bar brawl. She then does what any woman would do: She kisses the heck out of him. The moment is equal amounts fun and voyeuristic.

Watch the video below:
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Is Britney Spears' 'Work Bitch' video the prequel to Beyonce's 'Run the World (Girls)'?

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Just seconds into Britney Spears’ new music video for her song “Work Bitch,” something felt familiar to me. Between the desert setting, the sexy clothes, the wavy hair, and the all-female dance number, I couldn’t help but be transported back to Beyoncé’s 2011 “Run the World (Girls)” video. And then the moment came when Britney whipped out the metal leashes, and suddenly I was smacked in the face by both the similarities and differences between the videos.

At first, all I was working with was the leash visual. In “Work Bitch,” Britney has women on the end of her leashes, and in “Run the World (Girls),” Beyoncé has hyenas, and immediately, those images send two very different messages in terms of female empowerment. So then I started to look at Britney’s video as offensive to women. Where Beyoncé seems more like a leader, Britney seems more like a master, with girls getting whipped in their all-leather attire.

However, the more I thought about the songs and watched the videos, the more I realized that even though Beyoncé’s song is all about the power of women — girls do run the world, after all — Britney’s is too. Sure, Britney is a little more blunt in finding a way to, er, “encourage” women to work hard, but the song is about the fact that women can and should work hard and find success. It quite literally tells women to keep their heads high. Now, you might get whipped by Britney Spears on your way to the top, but we’ll just call that motivation.

It’s almost like “Work Bitch” is the prequel to “Run the World (Girls).” The lesson: If you work hard, there will come a day when you get to reign.

But looking at the videos side by side, they are very similar in a number of ways: The desert, the skimpy clothing, the crazy mammals — hyenas! sharks! — the powerful female, and so on. So which video do you prefer? Watch them both below and sound off in the comments:
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Watch Corey Feldman and Sean Astin's 'Goonies' reunion ... er, music video

Did someone say Goonies reunion?

Ever since he was a child actor idolizing Michael Jackson, Corey Feldman has been trying to make a music career happen, releasing three albums to little fanfare. Well, now he’s come up with just the nostalgic bait to get people to pay attention, casting his Goonies co-star (and Lord of the Rings favorite) Sean Astin for a split-second cameo in his new “Ascension Millennium” music video. Hey, the cameo lasts all of five seconds, but the treasure map makes an appearance too!

See the single-take masterpiece below:
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See Cheyenne Jackson get dramatic, very wet in 'She Pretty, She Lies' video: EXCLUSIVE

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Cheyenne Jackson must have a busy haberdasher, because the man has been known to wear a lot of different hats: scene-stealing TV actor (30 Rock, Behind the Candelabra), theater thespian (Xanadu, Finian’s Rainbow), and — especially these days — musician.

Jackson’s set to release his debut solo album I’m Blue, Skies tomorrow, and you can watch the video for his single “She Pretty, She Lies,”co-penned by Sia, the singer (“Breathe Me”) and songwriter (Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Christina Aguilera’s “You Lost Me”) exclusively here.

The clip, helmed by Peter Tokay, features a fully clothed CJ getting all wet, getting all drunk, and getting all destructive — and doing it all backwards, no less!

Watch Jackson’s reverse-chronology “She Pretty, She Lies” video below:

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