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Idris Elba Directs Short Film for New Song

Idris ElbaIdris Elba has directed a new short film for a track produced by Dutch DJ R3hab.

The actor chose to work on the promo for the song "Unstoppable," featuring Eva Simons, which will be included on the Pepsi Max Beats of the Beautiful Game album to celebrate the World Cup this year, because he loved the idea of being unstoppable. Idris, who has also achieved success as a DJ, said, "When I first heard the song I really loved the idea of being unstoppable ... it's self belief, its someone that just says, 'Guess what? I can do anything I want to do.'"

The six-minute video (seen after the jump) is set in the 1970s and features a group of teenagers on a school bus, outlining "the nerd," "the lads" and "the popular girls," who are all in different social circles. The promo tackles bullying and eventually shows the school nerd throwing away his glasses, standing up for himself and showing off his skills in a game of football as the girls watch one.

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One Direction Film Secret Music Video

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Music Videos, Rumors, Pop,

One DirectionOne Direction have been filming a secret music video.

The "Midnight Memories" hitmakers - Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson - were spotted filming on Clevedon Pier in Somerset yesterday as they braved the cold. According to The Sun newspaper, the boys were seen sipping hot drinks and holding hot water bottles as they tried to warm up.

An area of the pier was closed off as the band started working on the promo, which is thought to be for their upcoming new single. After fans heard the band were in town, many started to line up next to the pier, with one girl canceling her driving test to try and catch a glimpse of the boys.

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Lady Gaga “Betrayed” Over “Do What U Want” Video

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Lady Gaga claims she's been "betrayed" by those closest to her.

The "Applause" hitmaker has hit out at "mismanagement" which left her without enough time to shoot a video for 'Do What U Want', her collaboration with R. Kelly from her latest album ARTPOP, and went on to suggest she was being overworked to make more money for other people.

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Beyonce’s Album Near Completion

BeyonceBeyonce's album is "almost done."

Producer Pharrell Williams has been working with the "Bow Down" hitmaker on her fifth album - which has been rumored for release throughout 2013 - and says she is nearing completion. "B's album is crazy. Let me tell you what it is. She's very particular. She's a Virgo. And she's not going to put it out until it's ready and feels like it's right to her. She's got a very specific taste. I guess that's the reason she's Beyonce. Her name is recognizable around the globe and that's huge. That comes from someone that has very particular taste. When you know what you want, you won't stop until you get it. [Other people are hearing her album] and are like 'Whoa!' And she's like, 'Yeah, I'm almost done.' And she's the queen," he said.

So far new tracks released by Beyonce in 2013 include "Standing on the Sun" and "Grown Woman," which were used in adverts, and she previewed another composition, "Bow Down / I Been On" on her blog, but the album is yet to get a title or release date.

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Britney Spears Thought Her New Video Was Too Racy

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Gossip, Music Videos, Pop,

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As fans all over go gaga over Britney Spears' latest music video for "Work B***c," it has forced the pop star herself to question her hypersexual image.

In a recent interview with a Boston radio show, the mother of two commented on her experience in the editing room for the making of the music video: "Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video then what is actually there. Like, I cut out half the video because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it’s just hard to play sexy mom while you’re being a pop star as well."

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Lady Gaga to Headline YouTube Music Awards

Lady GagaLady Gaga will headline the first ever YouTube Music Awards.

The "Bad Romance" hitmaker will join Arcade Fire and Eminem on November 3 at the inaugural event which will honor artists who have shared their work through the popular video-sharing website.

"It's our chance to really celebrate the artists and the songs that have become hits on YouTube over the past year," said YouTube's vice president of marketing Danielle Tiedt.

There will be a number of performances taking place across the globe - including Seoul, Moscow, London and Brazil - before a live 90-minute show which will be streamed from Pier 36 in Manhattan, New York City.

Director Spike Jonze - who has worked on videos for a host of top artists including Weezer, P. Daddy, the Chemical Brothers, Bjork and R.E.M. - has been cast as creative director for the production and is looking forward to working with the talent. "Instead of bands performing to an audience on a stage, we're going to have a warehouse with all these different sets and try to make live music videos throughout the night. The idea is let's get a bunch of interesting artists together and have a night that's all about making things," he said, according to the Los Angeles Times newspaper.

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Britney Spears Video Banned in UK

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Music Videos, Pop, New Releases,

Britney SpearsBritney Spears' "Work Bitch" video has been banned in the UK.

The song not only sees the star say the word "bitch" 19 times, but also displays it written in neon, as well as numerous racy scenes featuring dancers being whipped and in bondage gear, making it unsuitable for broadcast by British TV stations before 10pm. While channels have called for a "clean" edit of the video to show in the day, so far Britney's people haven't decided if they will provide one.

"While the video has gone down a storm online, it's a bit too much to play on TV. Music stations like The Box and MTV have their hands tied," a source said.

Not all the tracks on Britney's forthcoming eighth album will be so racy, as she has also co-written an "emotional" ballad called "Perfume" with Sia - who has been behind hits for Rihanna, David Guetta and Flo Rida - about her life. "'Perfume' is a really personal track and very emotional. This is the first album Britney has completely co-written. It's all about her feelings and experiences and she's very proud of it," the source added.


Miley Cyrus Feels Emotionally Exposed in New Video

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Music Videos, Videos, Pop,

Miley Cyrus felt very vulnerable while filming her new music video. The 20-year-old singer, who is engaged to The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, appears naked in the video for her new song "Wrecking Ball" but claims she was more nervous about exposing herself emotionally on camera.

"I think the video is much more. If people get past the point I make, and you actually look at me, you can tell I look more broken than even the song sounds. The song is a pop ballad that everyone can relate to; everyone has felt that feeling at some point. If people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination and see what the video really means, it is so vulnerable. Actually, if you look at my eyes I look more sad than actually my voice sounds on the record. It was a lot harder to do the video than it was to record the song. It was much more of an emotional experience. I was actually panicking last night because I felt like, for me, with 'We Can't Stop,' there was all this anticipation and all this time to build up to this one single. I have been so busy right now with 'We Can't Stop' still doing what it's doing and catching fire not just in the states but all over the world...I feel like I have so much going on."


Britney Spears Offers Teaser Photo of New Music Video

Britney Spears

Britney Spears has teased her "dirty" and "flirty" new music video on Twitter. The singer shared a sexy snapshot from the her first day of the video shoot for comeback single "Work Bitch," which shows her flaunting her abs in a gold bustier and elbow-high leather gloves.

"Hot day on set... wink A little dirty, little flirty, danced my ASS off. Stoked for tomorrow!" she wrote on Twitter before adding, "#WerkBitch." The blonde bombshell dropped further hints about the highly-anticipated video the next day, revealing it was being shot in the middle of the desert. "Gonna get my tan on in the desert in between shots on the #WorkBitch set today. It's HOT out here people!!!! #desert #heatwave" she posted.

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Mix Tape: Beyonce Kind of Flashes Her Fans, Bob Dylan to Tour This Summer

Beyonce- Although online music service Spotify won't divulge approximate numbers, the company claims that Daft Punk has set the new record with their song "Get Lucky" for the biggest streaming day for a single track - a title previously held by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop."

- Perhaps weirdly influenced by her new role as a mother, Beyonce shocked Serbian concert-goers by somewhat-flashing them with a glittery leotard complete with bare faux-boobs.

- Those attending the Americanarama Festival of Music ought to be extra-ecstatic for the concert this summer, as Bob Dylan just signed on to perform on the tour alongside My Morning Jacket and Wilco.

- Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has spoken out about Beyonce's initially unauthorized cover of "Back to Black," which is featured in the upcoming film The Great Gatsby.

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