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Here's what you need to know about Internet-famous rapper Yung Lean

5 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

About a year ago, the Internet—at least, the not-insubstantial part of it where hip-hop, contemporary art, and online culture overlap—went suddenly, seriously crazy over a Swedish rapper named Yung Lean. He had just released a song and video called “Hurt,” and was about to release a mixtape in conjunction with the influential Brooklyn streetwear brand Mishka. It was crudely made, from its rudimentary beat to its garishly computerized video, and the ambiguity of whether it was serious was part of the appeal.

“Hurt” seemed like the sort of weirdly entertaining diversion the Internet likes to obsess over briefly, »

- Miles Raymer

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Meme: Frank Ocean Fires Management Team, Alan Ritchson Wants A Mojito, Adam Levine Says He’s Not a Douchebag

26 June 2014 5:04 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Mean Girls goes 8-bit, Michael Egan dismisses second sexual assault suit, Utah and Indian prepare to appeal marriage equality rulings

As the rumored release of his second album nears, Frank Ocean has reportedly fired his whole team, dropping managers and publicists, all of whom have worked with the Odd Future collective for years. I always thought he could use a little distance from all the homophobic crap that comes from that group.

There was quite a bit of confusion on Twitter yesterday among gay activists as the Human Rights Campaign endorsed Maine Senator Susan Collins for reelection. Collins has been coy for years about her support for marriage equality, despite her support of Enda and repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. But in the evening she released a statement to a Maine newspaper that made her the fourth Republican in Congress to endorse marriage equality.

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- Ed Kennedy

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Does Madonna Have a Secret New Album? A Vulture Investigation

13 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It’s been two years since we’ve heard any new music from Madonna, and let’s face it, Mdna wasn’t exactly a smash. But a few weeks ago, Madge Instagrammed what appeared to be artwork for a new single, and she's dropped a bunch of "working on new stuff!" hints that, all together, have some people wondering: Is this a secret album campaign? Is Madonna about to Beyoncé us? Hashtag by hashtag, let’s break down the clues.January and February 2014 Madonna starts posting selfies with singers and songwriters like Frank Ocean, Jay Z, and Pussy Riot. This marks the beginning of her now semi-regularly used caption “#revolution,” tied to her new art website. The world continues to spin. February 15, 2014 A Swedish DJ named Sander Kleinenberg visits Denver’s Beta Nightclub and plays a snippet of an unreleased and untitled song. Put a pin in this. March 7, 2014 Here »

- Brennan Carley

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Robot Chickens and Selfish Milkshakes: 'Adult Swim' 101

13 June 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There was a certain point in history, somewhere between The Simpsons and Daria, when TV animation ceased to be the sole provenance of kids drooling over their morning bowls of Lucky Charms. These days, cartoons for grown-ups are not only ubiquitous, but hilariously twisted and high-quality to boot — and that's due in large part to a phenomenon called Adult Swim. What began as a freaky little block of late-night programming has evolved into a vast, even-freakier universe of animated and live-action series with a sardonic, absurdist sense of humor that's »

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Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves, Zooey Deschanel are on Brian Wilson's new album

11 June 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

  Brian Wilson’s new album features the Beach Boys legend collaborating with such artists as Kacey Musgraves, Lana Del Ray and Zooey Deschanel, as well as, possibly, Frank Ocean. After Wilson broke the news on his website yesterday, citing an upcoming story in Rolling Stone, not all of his fans responded to the news positively. And that hurt Wilson’s feelings and made him mad. Last night, he sent out a message— in total “Brianspeak” to the naysayers via Facebook: To my fans: it kind of bums me out to see some of the negativity here about the album I’ve been working so hard on. In my life in music, I’ve been told too many times not to fuck with the formula, but as an artist it’s my job to do that – and I think I’ve earned that right. I’m really proud of these new »

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Meme: Michael Sam Welcomed by St. Louis Rams, Disney Caves For Princess Leia Toys, Will Jonah Hill Sink “22 Jump Street?”

9 June 2014 4:53 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Military color guard marches in DC Pride, Justin Bieber baptized in bath tub, Sir Mix-a-Lot performs with Seattle Symphony

Deadline is wondering if Jonah Hill’s anti-gay slur is going to hurt the box office of 22 Jump Street. First of all, have they seen this movie? There’s nothing about this thing that makes me think a gay slur matters to the target audience. Secondly, despite what they’re saying about his apology, I thought he did a pretty admirable job, particularly on Jimmy Fallon. Still, they note that Hill’s Twitter has been silent since the incident and the video views on the trailers have gone flat. And Hill skipped the premiere of his own movie.

Three weeks ago, Disney said that it had no plans for Princess Leia toys. After a #WeWantLeia campaign on social media, that’s all changed, although Disney is acting like this was the plan all along. »

- Ed Kennedy

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See Seth Rogen play football poorly in a little girl's dress on 'Loiter Squad' -- Exclusive Video

22 May 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

When Seth Rogen isn’t baiting Bieber, effing around with Efron, or frighteningly serving as a Franco painting subject, he apparently likes to dress up like a little girl and toss around the pigskin.

Or at least that’s what he’s doing as a guest star on tonight’s episode of Loiter Squad (midnight, Adult Swim), Odd Future’s sketch comedy show that kicked off its third season last week. (Their mutual admiration continues, as Rogen was seen wearing an Odd Future hat and T-shirt in Neighbors.) Click on the video below to watch Tyler, the Creator, Jasper Dolphin, »

- Dan Snierson

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Must-Watch Music Videos: Pyramid Vritra Spools Juxtaposition

8 May 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Hal Williams, better known as rapper and producer Pyramid Vritra has released the latest visuals for “Spool” from his debut record Indra. Writing and making beats since he was 10 years old, Williams got his start in Atlanta, first linking up with the Nrk collective and then releasing music as The Jet Age of Tomorrow with Matt Martians via Odd Future. Now based in La, the soft-spoken rapper has a lot to get out with this first release. The video is a complex set of images, which are at first grounded and then seemingly unhinged from reality. “Spool” has the air and feel of an artist who is just getting started showing us what he can really do. Williams’ obsession with metaphor and juxtaposition is something the rapper tackles at length on the record. He describes this emotional layout as a "fluidity and calm in the midst of complexity.” That sentiment »

- Arshan Sadri

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Katie Holmes Takes a Duck Face Selfie, Reveals Why She Missed the Met Gala Dinner

8 May 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Put away that duck face, Katie Holmes! The Alterna Haircare co-owner and brand ambassador was spotted taking a duck face selfie (a big no-no in the selfie rule book) while attending a product launch for the brand on Wednesday in NYC. During the launch, she spoke about her experience at the Met Gala on Monday evening, dishing on why she missed the dinner as well as her opinion on Frank Ocean's performance "I had a great time," Holmes, who donned a Nina Ricci dress and Alaïa stilettos for the annual fashion fete, said. "Frank Ocean did a great job and the exhibition was divine. But I missed dinner because I went to the bathroom. It took so long to get to the bathroom and back." Holmes »

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Forget the Gowns - Who Was the Hottest Guy at the Met Gala?

5 May 2014 7:05 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

The gowns may have been the center of attention at the 2014 Met Gala in NYC on Monday, but, for us, it was all about a different kind of aesthetic feast - the men. Eddie Redmayne proved he was born to wear white tie as he walked the carpet with his girlfriend, Hannah Bagshawe, while his fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch made a dapper solo appearance in a similar formal ensemble, as did Matt Bomer. Meanwhile, Andrew Garfield skipped the recommended white tie for a patterned tuxedo jacket, Tom Brady kept it simple with a classic tux, and Ryan Reynolds opted for a blue velvet suit as he walked the carpet with wife, Blake Lively. And stylish studs David Beckham and Frank Ocean traded tuxedos for white dinner jackets at the big bash. So, who was your favorite? Vote in our poll below. Source: Getty / Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty / Larry Busacca »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Elizabeth Olsen Talks Wedding Planning and Kids

1 May 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Elizabeth Olsen is "relaxed" about planning her wedding - Us Weekly Eva Longoria's ex welcomes a son - People Jennifer Lawrence wins a big honor - HuffPost Celebrity See the first clip of Reese Witherspoon in Devil's Knot - Et Did Justin Bieber get in a fight with Rob Ford? - Lainey Gossip Nick Carter and Jordan Knight reenact their boy-band photos - BuzzFeed Emma Stone reads mom blogs - Gossip Girl Queen Latifah gets a powerful new role - Hollywood Reporter See the actors who have gotten superhero-buff - Vulture Men are freaking out about dressing for the Met Gala - Jezebel Frank Ocean shares a sexy shirtless selfie - Pink Is the New Blog Source: Getty / Dominique Charriau »

- Brittney Stephens

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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News: April 29, 2014

29 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Judas Priest, Slayer, Suicide Silence, Trash Talk, Fozzy, Motionless In White, Arch Enemy, Miss May I, Morbid Angel, Touche Amore, Mushroomhead and more. Don't touch that dial.


Suicide Silence will release You Can't Stop Me on July 15 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album is the band's first with new vocalist Eddie Hermida.

Motionless In White’s new album, Reincarnate, will be released on September 16 via Fearless Records.


Listen to a new Judas Priest song titled "Redeemer of Souls" here. It's the title track from their upcoming seventeenth studio album, which comes out July 14th via Epic Records.

After a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Slayer have formed their own label imprint through Nuclear Blast Records. You can grab a free download of a new track, »

- Alex DiVincenzo

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Will 'X-Men's' Jennifer Lawrence get her own film?

11 April 2014 11:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Will Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique be the next "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star to go solo? Also: "Man of Steel" producer David S. Goyer says it's "too early" for Warner Bros. to build a Marvel-style DC universe, James Gunn says "Guardians of the Galaxy" ties into "Avengers 3," Drake will host the 2014 ESPYs, Shirley MacLaine is coming to "Glee," Frank Ocean close to finishing new album, Madonna hits the studio with Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum, and more. Catch up here: »

- HitFix Staff

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Ne-Yo -- Here's My Terribly Misguided Opinion About Chris Brown

11 April 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Ne-Yo thinks Chris Brown is being treated unfairly by the justice system because he's a celebrity. Ne-Yo is wrong, but that's what he thinks. Our photog caught up with the R&B superstar yesterday after leaving the gym, where he voiced his clear support for Cb ... saying the system "likes to make an example out of celebrities." Let's not mince words here ... Chris Brown beat Rihanna to a pulp and got five years probation for »

- TMZ Staff

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Lupita Nyong'o Is One of the Freshest Faces Around

9 April 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Lupita Nyong'o parties with Marie Claire in NYC - Lainey Gossip Roseanne Barr shows off her dramatic weight loss - Us Weekly Mickey Rooney's family is fighting over his funeral - People Dylan Penn strips down for a Nsfw photo shoot - HuffPost Celebrity Is Miranda Lambert ready for babies? - Et Watch Kristin Wiig be dramatic at the drop of a hat - BuzzFeed How do you feel about Lindsay Lohan's piano dress? - Gossip Girl Jennifer Garner had to learn how to manage NFL salaries - Hollywood Reporter Amber Heard might be pregnant already - Dlisted Frozen merchandise is sold out, and parents are losing it - Jezebel Frank Ocean says he's nearly done with his new album - Pink Is the New Blog Source: Getty / Steve Granitz »

- Brittney Stephens

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Nine Inch Nails, OutKast and more to headline 2014 Pemberton Festival

9 April 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

British Columbia’s Pemberton Music Festival is back with an all-star lineup, including Nine Inch Nails, OutKast, deadmau5, Soundgarden, Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar. Check out the full lineup below. The festival returns after being on hiatus since 2008. Organizers Huka Entertainment said it’ll continue to add artists to the Pemberton lineup in the coming weeks. The already-massive bill boasts Modest Mouse, TV on the Radio, the Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, Grimes, Snoop Dogg, Cage the Elephant, Violent Femmes, Tyler the Creator, ScHoolboy Q, Dinosaur Jr. and the New Pornographers.  Pemberton’s comedy lineup includes Bob Saget, Trailer Park Boys, Lisa Lampanelli, Norm McDonald, Jim Breuer, Hannibal Buress and Tom Green. The three-day festival takes place July 18– 20 at Pemberton Valley in British Columbia. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11 at 10 am Pst. Here’s the complete 2014 Pemberton Festival lineup: Nine Inch Nails Outkast Deadmau5 Soundgarden Frank Ocean Kendrick Lamar Metric »

- Whitney Phaneuf

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2014 Coachella Hotlist: 5 Things to Know About Singer-Songwriter Jhené Aiko

9 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Originally from Los Angeles, 26-year-old singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko is gearing up for her first Coachella performance since releasing her debut album.   The R&B songstress, whose voice has an ethereal quality, created a buzz when she popped up on tracks with Drake, Kanye West, Big Sean and more in recent years, which continued even further when she dropped her debut LP, Sail Out in November 2013. Described as a mix between a young Sade and a female Frank Ocean, Aiko is taking the R&B world by storm with her poetic lyrics and mellow, soulful voice. Take a peek at the five things to know about Jhené Aiko before she hits the stage at Coachella Sunday! 1. She started her career »

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Kendall Jenner in Short Shorts - Keeping Up with the Kardashians Star Shows Off Legs

9 April 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Kendall Jenner showed off her enviable legs in a pair of tiny white shorts and biker boots as she left the 'Odd Future' store with a pal in Los Angeles. Earlier this week - Selena Gomez partied with Keeping Up With the Kardashians' stars Kendall and sister Kylie Jenner. The 21-year-old singer joined the siblings at the 1Oak in Los Angeles for a star-studded bash thrown by Sean 'Diddy' Combs to mark his son Christian's 16th birthday. The trio arrived, along with Khloe Kardashian, 29, at the event, dressed in an all-black attire, before Selena and Kylie, 16, took to their social networking sites to document the festivities with a number of cute snaps. The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star shared a photograph on Instagram of her cuddling up to Selena in the middle of the dance floor, while Kendall, 18, made a pouty impression behind them. The »

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Outkast Is (Finally) Reuniting at Coachella: 5 Things to Know About André 3000 and Big Boi

8 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

For a while, it seemed like an Outkast reunion was never going to happen. After dropping the soundtrack for Idlewild together in 2006, no other official project from the Grammy-winning duo followed. They stopped performing together, and essentially went silent, much to the chagrin of fans. They crushed hopes of a reunion even more when Antwan "Big Boi" Patton dropped solo albums in 2010 and 2012, and talks of André "3000" Benjamin's solo LP weren't far behind. Over the years, they were featured so much on other artists tracks, like André on Frank Ocean's "Pink Matter" and Big Boi on Killer Mike's "Ready Set Go," that it made us crave the days they rapped »

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'Loiter Squad' Returns For A 3rd Season Next Month On Adult Swim. Are You Watching?

7 April 2014 3:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While you're hoping for a return of In Living Color, you might want to check out this sketch comedy series that airs on Sunday nights on the Adult Swim network, titled, Loiter Squad. The new season - its 3rd - of Loiter Squad premieres on Thursday, May 15 at midnight Et/Pt. Despite now going into its 3rd season, many have actually never heard of the series, based on the unscientific research I did (polling every one I know on and offline). I hadn't heard of it until it was entering its second season last year, and eventually did check out a few episodes, but wasn't hooked in. So I didn't hang around for too long. But maybe some of you are fans. The series is Adult Swim's reality-prank-whatever created by and starring Odd Future, the Los Angeles collective of rappers, artists, and skateboarders that includes Tyler the Creator, Jasper, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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