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Here’s the trailer for Jay-Z and Beyonce’s ‘On The Run’ HBO special

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Jay-Z and Beyonce are taking their On The Run tour to HBO because I guess they need even MORE money. The special won’t be airing until September, but people are losing their damn minds over this shit, so here’s your first trailer:

I dunno, I feel like I’m suffering Bey-Z exhaustion again, like I was before she dropped the self-titled. I need them to go away for a while, please.

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Justin Timberlake sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to an 8-year-old autistic boy

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In case you forgot, Justin Timberlake is a pretty decent guy. Sure, he thinks he’s the second coming of Michael Jackson, but he DOES make pretty catchy songs, he’s funny and he’s also really kind.

The last point was proven during a concert, when he and 25,000 fans sang “Happy Birthday” to an 8-year-old boy with autism in the audience whose only dream was that very experience.

From Billboard:

In a post on The Manifest Station, Marika Rosenthal Delan wrote that her son Julian had one wish for this 8th birthday: to see Timberlake in concert. Julian’s parents made that wish come true by taking him to see Timberlake at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 11. Like Timberlake, young Julian even wore a fedora and JT-branded bow tie for the occasion.

During the show, Julian excitedly chanted, “It’s my birthday!! This is my present! This is my present! I I Love You JT!” His mother feared that her son’s singing and yelling might annoy the “model-esque girls” sitting next to them, she wrote. But before they knew it, the surrounding concert-goers had helped get Timberlake’s attention on stage, which ended with him leading the arena crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to Julian.

“It took us over an hour just to get outside the arena whilst Julian was high-fiving and fist-bumping everyone that stopped him,” Julian’s mother wrote. “Thank you for showing me I was wrong about what the world would do when they saw my son. Thank you for seeing him and not just his disability.”

Aw, lovely! Here’s a picture of Julian:

And here’s a video of Justin singing to him:

Sometimes you just need a feel good story like this to brighten things up a bit, yknow?

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Ariana Grande releases ‘Break Free’ music video

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As much as I really didn’t want to, I totally love the Ariana Grande single ‘Problem’. It’s so good! It’s so catchy! I can even sorta ignore Iggy Azalea‘s presence on the track if I really try hard! Well, now Ariana’s got a new song to get stuck in your head. It’s called ‘Break Free’ and it’s her duet (?) with Zedd, who everyone seems to love, as well.

I don’t know how I feel about this one – definitely not as good as ‘Problem’, but it’s got potential. Here’s the official video for you to enjoy:

By the way, I just have to mention that the stupid fucking hairdo she has going on ALL the time with that extension ponytail drives me NUTS. It ages her about 10 years and it just really needs to go. I know it’s her Amy Winehouse beehive (i.e. trademark), but it’s God-awful.

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Katy Perry wrote Iggy Azalea’s new single, ‘Black Widow’

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Iggy Azalea is THE WORST and pretty much everything wrong with the world, but people seem to really love her despite her racist and homophobic bullshit, so there’s that. ‘Fancy’ has become the unofficial song of the summer to some, she’s had massive success as a featured artist on Ariana Grande‘s hit single ‘Problem’, and now she’s about to release a new track with Rita Ora called ‘Black Widow’, which was written by none other than Katy Perry. Considering it has a super ‘Dark Horse’ vibe, I’m not at all surprised.

From Mix FM:

“Katy Perry said to me, ‘Hey I’ve got this song, I’ve been writing and I think you should do it. I just keep picturing you on it,’” Iggy explains to ABC News Radio. “That’s how my collaboration with her kind of began: first we had a friendship and then she wrote something that she had me in mind for. And, being that her album was already out, I said, ‘Will you let me have this for my album?’” Iggy laughs, “And she did me the kindness!”

I’m sure this will be a hit and everything, but Katy, come on girl. Get some standards.

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Beyoncé releases ‘Flawless’ remix featuring Nicki Minaj

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Beyoncé just unveiled a remix to her popular track ‘Flawless’, complete with a rap verse performed by herself, and one performed by Nicki Minaj. Beyoncé’s verse even pays homage to the infamous elevator incident, boasting, “Of course shit goes down sometimes when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator.” It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, that line, does it?

All in all, this song did NOT need a remix. But if you want to listen to it anyway, you can head on over to Beyonce’s website or listen below (assuming this isn’t taken down ASAP):

What do you think?

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Katy Perry’s video for ‘This Is How We Do’ is here… and it’s not great

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I love Katy Perry‘s brand of kitschy, in-your-face florescent weirdness. It’s something I enjoy greatly, and by that measure, I should really love her new video for ‘This Is How We Do’, but… I don’t. I think it’s all over the place and it looks cheap and I’m just not sure what to make of it. Also, she’s still on her cultural appropriation grind, which is getting into overkill mode at this point. Eh, not the biggest fan of this. Still love her, though.

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17-year-old girl raped in front of huge crowd at Keith Urban concert

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Well, this is certainly disgusting. A Keith Urban concert in Mansfield, Massachusetts last weekend took a rather dark turn (darker than a Keith Urban concert normally is, of course) last weekend when a 17-year-old girl was raped in front of an entire crowd of drunken country fans who not only didn’t step in to help, but also decided it’d be a great thing to record on their phones. Oh yeah, and this is the same concert where 20 people were hospitalized after getting too drunk.

From CNN:

The attack happened in front of a large crowd of other concertgoers on the lawn of the Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday night, a police statement said.

The rape ended when a woman in the crowd pushed the alleged attacker off the victim and he fled, police said.

Sean Murphy, 18, was arrested “a short time later” and charged with rape, police said.

“Officers conducting the investigation were assisted by patrons that had been concerned and took photos and video of the assault on their cellular phones,” the Mansfield Police statement said. “Those phones are being processed to recover the digital evidence of the assault.”

Murphy entered a not guilty plea in court and was released on $10,000 bond.

The country star and “American Idol” judge posted a video on YouTube after the show Saturday night commenting on what he saw on the lawn from the stage.

“Up on the lawn tonight, that was nutso. It was so cool,” he said.

Yeah, I’d say “nutso” about covers it, Keith. This is disgusting from all angles, and I hope the asshole who was charged spends some time behind bars for it. There’s not even an “I was drunk!” defense to this. I’ve been drunk plenty of times in my life, and I’ve never ever wanted to commit an act like that. What the hell is the world coming to?

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