Taylor Swift charmed. Prince wowed. More than a dozen artists performed—and a few awards were handed out—at this year’s Billboard Music Awards in Vegas. WATCH VIDEO of the best moments.
The Band Perry Hits the Drumline
The Band Perry hit it big with the stirring ballad “If I Die Young” but proved Sunday night they could do more than just stand on stage and sing prettily. For the country group’s performance of “Better Dig Two,” siblings Kimberly, Reid, and Neil traded in banjos for drumsticks for a surprisingly lively marching band–infused performance. The Perry clan is doing just fine in Nashville, but if things ever go south they definitely have a future marching at the Rose Bowl. Or as “before” hair models in flat-iron commercials. Look at those manes.
Kendrick Lamar gets baptized with booze. Shia LaBeouf directs a dark video. WATCH VIDEO of the most entertaining, breathtaking, and bizarre music videos released this week.
In this week’s top music-video picks, we take a journey through old Hollywood, romance novels, and some ghastly murders. From hip-hop to electronic and indie rock, and featuring artists like Dizzee Rascal and Keys N Krates, see which music videos are becoming viral this week.
Keys N Krates: “Treat Me Right”
Can’t watch just one? The program’s showrunners reflect on how plots are getting more complex—and why viewers won’t turn off the tube.
Game of Thrones, now in the midst of its third swashbuckling season on HBO, is a master class in TV storytelling—a sprawling, suspenseful fantasy epic for the small screen. It's also one of the most addictive shows on television. Earlier this month, showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff talked to The Daily Beast about binge watching, the future of TV, and how they transformed the original George R.R. Martin novels from “crack on paper” to crack on premium cable. Excerpts:
Rose Leslie playing Ygritte and Kit Harington playing Jon Snow in Episode 1 of Season 3 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” (Helen Sloan/HBO)
The idea that people will be able to rewatch each episode, or binge watch them all at once, or pause and rewind—does that in any way factor into the process of putting the show together?
Three of the sketch comedy’s biggest stars might soon be departing. See clips of their best moments and debate the future of the show without them.
Saturday Night Live has long been an incubator for future superstar performers: they develop their talents, grow their name recognition, and eventually move on. But this year it looks like we might be losing three big names all at once, and it's just so hard to say goodbye. Watch our tribute to SNL's (allegedly) departing cast members.
New York's Hottest Club Is Wahhhhh
The man behind the new ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ movies is mixing genres, botching continuity, and ignoring solid science. Sujay Kumar on the most divisive director in the galaxy.
Star Trek is not Star Wars. Star Trek is an intellectual exploration of humanity. Star Wars slaps spaceships and toys on pulp stories with themes of good versus evil and destiny. Star Trek and Star Wars are science fiction, granted. Both titles contain the word “star.”
J.J. Abrams on the set of “Star Trek Into Darkness.” (Zade Rosenthal/Paramount)
The man at the helm of the Star Trek reboot is making the seventh installment of Star Wars. The same guy controls over four decades' worth of intergalactic pop culture. The Greek chorus of geeks, ignored by Hollywood for seven years between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Trek, should be mad as hell. J.J. Abrams is genre bogarting.
From Chris Hadfield’s International Space Station finale a la David Bowie to Daft Punk’s big tease, WATCH our countdown of this week’s best and buzziest.
‘Leia and Chewie Need to Do It’
Apparently fans want Star Wars to become more sexually deviant. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, director J.J. Abrams took plot suggestions from the audience (including William Shatner in disguise), and a romance between Princess Leia and the Wookiee Chewbacca now seems likely.
The newest addition to the Starship Enterprise is the stunning British actress Alice Eve. Oxford-educated Eve opens up about her journey to ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ on-set shenanigans, and more.
Alice Eve has boldly gone where few women have gone before.
In Star Trek Into Darkness, the 31-year-old British actress stars as Dr. Carol Marcus, a mysterious new member of the Starship Enterprise’s crew who sneaks aboard to help them travel to the Klingon home world of Kronos to capture terrorist John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch). Marcus joins Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), First Officer Spock (Zachary Quinto), Lt. Nyota Uhura (Zoe Saldana), and the rest of the gang from the first Trek film, also helmed by J.J. Abrams. And the newcomer’s scantily clad scene with Kirk in the film will surely have many Trekkies' tongues wagging.
Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus and Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'. (Zade Rosenthal/2013 Paramount Pictures)
Pickler Wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’
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Apatow Forgot Lena’s Birthday
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Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Dies
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New ‘X Factor’ Judges: Rowland, Rubio
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THANKS BUT NO THANKS
MacFarlane Not Hosting Oscars Again
Announces news in series of lighthearted tweets.More
'Grown Woman,' finally, is the first full song released of Queen B's new album—and it’s worth the wait.
It's supposed to be mind-altering, life-changing, even reality-transducing. On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled its new 'all-in-one entertainment system,' and the world is practically convulsing with excitement.
and Vogue kicks off a second round of its photography competition. More