This Week in Music: Cher Lloyd’s “I Wish” Music Video ft. T.I.

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British singer Cher Lloyd premiered the music video for her song “I Wish” ft. T.I. today, September 24th.

This song is definitely an upgrade from her 2012 hit “Want U Back.” After listening to that song on the radio too many times, her grunting gets a bit irritating.

The critics say that Cher Lloyd’s “I Wish” is the female version of the 1995 Skee-Lo song of the same name.

I love it.

The song has a very jazzy, upbeat feel with its trumpet melody and fast bass drum tempo. I love how the trumpets are distorted for the outro, as Cher laughs.

Cher Lloyd and T.I.

Cher Lloyd and T.I.

Cher Lloyd looks gorgeous in the music video. She plays a waitress at a lounge bar who lusts after T.I., a player who arrives with a group of women falling all over him.

In the song, Cher wishes to be like these girls so that T.I. would notice her. She sings:

I wish I was tall, I wish I was fast
Wish I could shop with a bag full of cash’
Cause If I want you, I gotta have that
(Come, come kiss me boy)
I wish I had style, I wish I had flash
I wish I woke up with a butt and a rack’
Cause If I want you, I gotta have that
(Come, come kiss me boy)

And no, Cher did not kiss T.I. in this music video.

I love the parts where Cher tries to give herself bigger boobs. The first occurs in the kitchen, where she places two golden peppers over her chest.

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The second time, she’s in the ladies room trying to stuff toilet paper in her bra.

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After her shift is over, Cher dons a gold glitter jacket and heels. She walks out of the lounge looking sexier than ever, and T.I.’s eyes follow her.

Of course all of his lady friends are jealous and thoroughly confused.

The dancers in the parking lot scenes were fun to watch. I do wish that Cher could have showed off some of her dance moves in this video.

My only complaint about this music video is the way the scenes skipped by so quickly. None of the scenes last more than 3-5 seconds. It was kind of jarring.

Overall, though, it was fun to watch.

Enjoy the music video!

Don’t forget to catch Cher Lloyd on MTV’s Nikki & Sara LIVE at 11:00 PM ET and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC at 11:35 PM ET!

65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Emmy Award Trophy

Emmy Award Trophy

Last night, television celebrated the best in the business. The Emmys are the most upscale awards show of the year. From the elegant dresses to the sophisticated bow ties, everyone cleans up extremely nicely for the biggest celebration of primetime television. I always enjoy watching the Emmys for its entertainment shock value.

I will begin the recap with the evening’s best dressed:

Best Dressed:

Top to Bottom: Carrie Underwood, Jim Parsons, Stephen Colbert, Alyson Hannigan, Ana Faris

Top to Bottom: Carrie Underwood, Jim Parsons, Stephen Colbert, Alyson Hannigan, Ana Faris

Top to Bottom: Tina Fey, Sofia Vergara, Robin Williams (and wife), Kaley Cuoco, Anna Gunn

Top to Bottom: Tina Fey, Sofia Vergara, Robin Williams (and wife), Kaley Cuoco, Anna Gunn


Tina Fey, 30 Rock: I love the rich royal blue color of this dress and the way it hugs her body. Simply gorgeous.

Robin Williams. The Crazy Ones: Robin Williams looked super dapper in a suit and white tie. It’s refreshing to see at least one man with a different colored tie, as this event is usually a black tie affair.

Sophia Vergara, Modern Family: Sophia Vergara was the Emmys “Lady in Red” this year. Rumor has it she wore Kmart underwear beneath this dress. No lo creo!

Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory: Kaley Cuoco is rocking this rich plum colored dress! The detailing is fabulous.

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad: This dress is simply incredible. I would pay good money to wear this to a special event. The lace bodice is just gorgeous!

Carrie Underwood: This one shoulder dress looks great on Carrie. The print on the dress is also a nice touch.

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory: I just love the bow tie on Jim Parsons. It adds to his science nerd personality!

Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report: You’ve gotta love this guy. I like the fact that he went with the pocket handkerchief accessory. I didn’t see too many guys with that this year.

Alyson Hannigan, How I Met Your Mother: This purple dress goes perfectly with her red hair. Great choice!

Anna Faris, Mom: I just love the simplicity of this yellow dress. The slit is also very sexy!

The Intro:

The Academy was especially lenient this year with host Neil Patrick Harris. The intro was hilarious.

The show began with Neil Patrick Harris trying to watch all of the primetime shows at once. As he sat in an igloo of television screens, he began to realize that the fictional television characters could see him. Things got critical when the judges from The X Factor and So You Think You Can Dance started to judge him for what he’s doing.

On stage, Harris decided to make a Paula Deen joke, referencing the new series Orange is the New Black. “Because, for Paula Deen,” he began, “orange is the new black. Not soon enough?”

I wonder if Paula Deen was watching…

As if Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t enough, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien also found their way onto the stage.

It got really uncomfortable when Jane Lynch and Neil Patrick Harris started making LGBT jokes.

“I’ll show you how much of a woman I really am. Right now,” Lynch said.

“I don’t think I’d like that very much,” Harris cringed.

“Me neither,” joked Lynch.


Tina Fey and Amy Phoeler sat front row wearing 3D glasses and eating from large bowls of popcorn. When Harris asked what the 3D glasses were for, they said that they wanted to see him up close in case he decided to do a strip tease.

“That would be very degrading,” said Harris.

“No. We’d be very degrateful,” said Phoeler.

Those girls are something else.

And now, for the highlights of the 2013 Emmy Award show.

The Highlights:

1. Nurse Jackie start Merrit Wever’s acceptance speech: “Ok, I gotta go.” (Best acceptance speech ever, according to Neil Patrick Harris)

2. Emily and Zooey Deschanel award presentation: Modern Family‘s “Dad, to gay dad, to old dad.”

3.  Jonathan Winters Tribute by Robin Williams

4. Are John Ham and Alec Baldwin really Neil Patrick Harris’ biological parents?

5. Tony Hale flaunting Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ clutch underneath his arm while on stage.

6. When Neil Patrick Harris said, “Jimmy Kimmel is excited to be presenting this next award with them…I mean her.” (Referring to Sophia Vergara’s boobs)

7. When Jimmy Kimmel said, “Laughter is the best medicine,” and Sophia Vergara countered that by saying, “If you went to the doctor sick and he told you to laugh you could sue him.”

8. How I Met Your Mother “Excessive Hosting Disorder” Skit. Hilarious.

9. Cory Monteith Tribute by Jane Lynch

10. “The Number in the Middle of the Show.” I didn’t know Nathan Fillion and Sarah Silverman could dance!

11. When Diahann Carroll said, “All the men in this room are so beautiful. I’m so happy to be here with all of you!”

12. Jeff Daniel’s Acceptance Speech. He started it off with, “Well crap.”

13. When the microphone kept moving up and down during Jimmy Fallon’s award presentation.

14. The Amazing Choreographers Dance Number. The “Get Lucky” parts were awesome!

15. James Gandolfini Tribute by Edie Falco

Best Performance:

Carrie Underwood’s “Yesterday” Cover

That song is just amazing. Carrie did the song justice.

Winners List:


Winner: Breaking Bad, AMC

Nominees: Breaking Bad, AMC; Downton Abbey, PBS; Homeland, Showtime; Game of Thrones, HBO; House of Cards, Netflix; Mad Men, AMC


Winner: Modern Family, ABC

Nominees: The Big Bang Theory, CBS; Girls, HBO, Louie, FX; Modern Family, ABC; 30 Rock, NBC; Veep, HBO


Winner: Behind the Candelabra, HBO

Nominees: American Horror Story: Asylum, FX; Behind the Candelabra, HBO; Phil Spector, HBO; Political Animals, USA; The Bible, History; Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel


Winner: Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime

Nominees: Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC; Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime; Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS; Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E; Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC; Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC; Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix


Winner: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO

Nominees: Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS; Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC; Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO; Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC; Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime; Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix


Winner: Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS

Nominees: Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix; Louis C.K., Louie, FX; Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime; Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime; Jim Parsons,Big Bang Theory, CBS; Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC


Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO

Nominees: Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO; Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO; Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC; Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO;Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime


Winner: Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra, HBO

Nominees: Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra, HBO; Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra, HBO; Toby Jones, The Girl, HBO; Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End, HBO; Al Pacino, Phil Spector, HBO


Winner: Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime

Nominees: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX; Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime; Helen Mirren, Phil Spector, HBO; Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals, USA; Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel


Winner: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO

Nominees: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO; Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad, AMC; Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC; Jim Carter, Downton Abbey, PBS; Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones, HBO; Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime


Winner: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC

Nominees: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC; Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS;Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones, HBO; Christine Baranski, The Good Wife, CBS;Morena Baccarin, Homeland, Showtime; Christina Hendricks, Mad Men, AMC


Winner: Tony Hale, Veep, HBO

Nominees: Adam Driver, Girls, HBO; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC; Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, ABC; Ty Burrell, Modern Family, ABC; Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC; Tony Hale, Veep, HBO


Winner: Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

Nominees: Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory, CBS; Jane Lynch, Glee, Fox; Sofia Vergara, Modern Family, ABC; Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC; Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime; Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock, NBC; Anna Chlumsky, Veep, HBO


Winner: Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals, USA

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX; Charlotte Rampling, Restless, Sundance; Imelda Staunton, The Girl, HBO; Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals, USA; Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias; Lifetime


Winner: James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Nominees: James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX; Zachary Quinto,American Horror Story: Asylum, FX; Scott Bakula, Behind The Candelabra, HBO; John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime; Peter Mullan, Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel


Winner: The Voice, NBC

Nominees: The Amazing Race, CBS; Dancing With the Stars, ABC; Project Runway, Lifetime; So You Think You Can Dance, Fox; Top Chef, Bravo; The Voice, NBC


Winner: The Colbert Report, Comedy Central

Nominees: The Colbert Report, Comedy Central; The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central; Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC; Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, NBC; Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO; Saturday Night Live, NBC


Winner: Louis C.K.: Oh My God, HBO

Nominees: The Kennedy Center Honors, CBS; Louis C.K.: Oh My God, HBO; Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob, HBO; Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One), NBC; 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief


Winner: House of Cards, Netflix

Nominees: Boardwalk Empire, HBO; Breaking Bad, AMC; Downton Abbey, PBS;Homeland, Showtime; House of Cards, Netflix


Winner: Modern Family, ABC

Nominees: Girls, HBO; Glee, Fox; Louie, FX; Modern Family, ABC; 30 Rock, NBC


Winner: Behind the Candelabra, HBO

Behind the Candelabra, HBO; Ring of Fire, Lifetime, Phil Spector, HBO; The Girl, HBO; Top of the Lake; Sundance Channel


Winner: The Hour, BBC America

Behind the Candelabra, HBO; Parade’s End; HBO, Phil Spector, HBO; The Hour, BBC America; Top of the Lake; Sundance Channel


Winner: Saturday Night Live, NBC

Nominees: The Colbert Report, Comedy Central; The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central; Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC; Portlandia, IFC; Late Show with David Letterman, HBO; Saturday Night Live, NBC


Winner: The Colbert Report, Comedy Central

Nominees: The Colbert Report, Comedy Central; The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central; Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC; Portlandia, IFC; Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO; Saturday Night Live, NBC


Winner: Homeland, Showtime

Nominees: Breaking Bad (“Dead Freight”), AMC; Breaking Bad (“Say My Name”), AMC;Downton Abbey, PBS; Game of Thrones, HBO; Homeland, Showtime


Winner: 30 Rock (“Last Lunch”), NBC

Nominees: Episodes, Showtime; Louie, FX; The Office, NBC; 30 Rock (“Hogcock!”), NBC; 30 Rock (“Last Lunch”), NBC

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES (presented at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys)

Winner: Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Nominees: Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory, CBS; Nathan Lane, Modern Family, ABC; Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie, Showtime; Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live, NBC; Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live, NBC; Will Forte, 30 Rock, NBC

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES (presented at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys)

Winner: Melissa Leo, Louie, FX

Nominees: Molly Shannon, Enlightened, HBO; Dot-Marie Jones, Glee, Fox; Melissa Leo, Louie, FX; Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live, NBC; Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live, NBC; Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock, NBC

HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM (presented at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys)

Winner: Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Project Runway, Bravo

Nominess: Ryan Seacrest, American Idol, Fox; Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, NBC;Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars, ABC; Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Project Runway, Bravo; Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance, Fox; Anthony Bourdain, The Taste, ABC

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES (presented at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys)

Winner: Carrie Preston, The Good Wife, CBS

Nominees: Margo Martindale, The Americans, FX; Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones, HBO;Carrie Preston, The Good Wife, CBS; Linda Cardellini, Mad Men, AMC; Jane Fonda, The Newsroom, HBO; Joan Cusack, Shameless, Showtime

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES (presented at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys)

Winner: Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal, ABC

Nominees: Nathan Lane, The Good Wife, CBS; Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife, CBS;Rupert Friend, Homeland, Showtime; Robert Morse, Mad Men, AMC; Harry Hamlin, Mad Men, AMC; Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal, ABC

I hope you enjoyed the 65th Annual Emmy Awards show!

Fall 2013 Playlist

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Summer is over, guys. As much as you want to hold on to your tank tops and surf boards, autumn is here. It’s time to bring out the rake for all those leaves.

Fall is characterized by rustling leaves and jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows and creepy mansions. Therefore, I present to you a fall playlist of 15 songs that will make you feel haunted.

1. Spotlight, Mutemath: Many of you might remember this song from the first Twilight movie when Bella notices everyone in the school parking lot is staring at her and Edward Cullen as they walk into the building. The melody created by the chorus of ‘ahs’ in this song will send chills up your spine. In a good way.

2. Meet My Friends, Gold Fields: This Aussie band will send you into a frenzy with the sinister guitar rifts featured in this song! The lyrics are very dark as well, as they sing, “I saw faces, I saw the fear.” Look away!

3. Entertainment, Phoenix: French band Phoenix uses some creepy sounding synth melodies for this track in order to entertain you. So, did they succeed?

4. I Belong to You, Muse: This song is also featured in a Twilight movie, New Moon to be exact. How comfortable are you with the notion of belonging to Muse?

5. Bones, MS MR: Pretty Little Liars fans might remember this song from the episode where the girls attend Detective Wilden’s funeral. Will you obey MS MR’s command to “Dig up her bones but leave the soul alone”?

6. Bittersweet World, Ashlee Simpson: Got some skeletons in your closet? Well maybe you should let them out so that they can dance to this song!

7. Not in Love, Crystal Castles ft. Olin and the Moon: The notoriously dark electronic band Crystal Castles teams up with Olin and the Moon for this anti-love track. The synth might actually relax you. Might.

8. One Life Stand, Hot Chip: The ever so clever Hot Chip creates a frightful track using a play on the concept of a “one night stand.” Now, the real question is, do you want to be Hot Chip’s one life stand?

9. Insomniatic, Aly and AJ (78Violet): Aly and AJ recorded and released this song before changing their name to 78Violet. I cannot be held responsible if this song keeps you up at night.

10. Howl, Florence and the Machine: The beautiful yet creepy violins in this song make this one of Florence’s masterpieces. So, be careful young, lovers.

11. Heavy Heart, Canon Blue: The discordant synth intro of this song is enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. Enjoy!

12. Polish Girl, Neon Indian: I don’t know who she is but Neon Indian is taken by this Polish girl. How quickly can she take you?

13. Shoot the Water, Austra: Between the piano melody and the lyrics, I can’t decide which is creepier. I think the lyrics win, especially when she sings, “I want your blood, I want it in my hair.” Eww.

14. Bloody Mary, Lady Gaga: She won’t cry for you. She just won’t do it. Beware, the deep male ghost-like voices that sing “GAGA” in the bridge are quite alarming. And scary.

15. Are You Afraid?, Rooney: After all of this haunted stuff is said and done, are you afraid? Did I actually give you a scare? Rooney wants to know!

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Have a happy and safe autumn season 2013!

Episode Review: ‘The Mindy Project’ Season 2 Premiere (2×1) “All My Problems Solved Forever…”

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I don’t know how I survived for so long without my weekly dose of Dr. Mindy Lahiri.

The season 2 premiere of FOX’s The Mindy Project was full of awkward and hilarious moments. Just the way I like it!

The episode begins with a proposal by none other than our favorite New York City pastor, Casey.

Of course, right before the proposal, Mindy begins to realize there are ants in the tree they’re sitting in.

“Not exactly the segway I was looking for…,” Casey says as he digs for the ring and Mindy picks at the ants.

After he pulls out the ring Mindy gasps, saying, “Are you kidding?! I need to Vine this!”


Mind you they’re sitting in a tree in the middle of nowhere in Haiti.

That’s Mindy for ya.

This episode’s pleasant surprise was special guest James Franco, or, as they would call him at the practice, Dr. Paul Leotard.

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James Franco as OBGYN Dr. Paul Leotard

Besides taking over Mindy’s position as OBGYN while she was away in Haiti, he also added something else to his job description:

Sex Therapist.

Need I say more?

I shall.

Dr. Castellano and his ex-wife seek sex therapy from Dr. Leotard in this episode.

Let’s just say it ended in a public announcement of Danny Castellano’s porn addiction and a laptop broken in half.


Other episode highlights include:

1. Dr. Jeremy Reed’s weight gain. The British bloke kept stealing the peanut butter bars from Mindy’s care packages. Needless to say, it all went to his stomach.

2. Mindy’s hair. It’s still short. I don’t like it. I’m glad they’re postponing the wedding so that it has time to grow in a bit.

3. When Casey accidentally pees on Mindy’s wedding dress. You’ll just have to see what happens after that yourself.

4. When Casey says to Mindy after she’s already halfway down the aisle, “I don’t want to marry you anymore.” Heart attacks. Heart attacks everywhere.

5. When Dr. Leotard (James Franco) sneaks up on Mindy. How does he tread so lightly? “I’m part Cherokee,” he says. Okay, then.

6. When Mindy decides not to go back to Haiti with Casey, and both Mindy and Dr. Leotard ask each other “Well, where you gonna work?”

I cannot wait to see what shenanigans Mindy will get herself into for next week’s episode!

Hulu Plus users, catch the episode here!

Miley Cyrus Announces MTV Documentary ‘Miley: The Movement’

It doesn’t look like Miley Cyrus’ name is going to come off of our tongues any time soon.

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Between her crazy music video for “We Can’t Stop,” her VMA performance, and the new “Wrecking Ball” video that people are beginning to consider a mild porno, this girl is getting the attention of literally anyone who’s got enough time on their hands to watch/listen to her insanity.

I will admit that the “Wrecking Ball” music video was a very well thought out artistic interpretation of vulnerability. The song is quite amazing itself as well.

With the release of her new album Bangerz, coming out on October 8th, I honestly cannot wait to hear the criticism.

Because, I mean, look what just two songs has gotten her…

You have to understand that since she took a break from music for a bit, she has to make a big comeback so that she’ll still appear relevant.

“Big comeback” is an understatement at this point though, Miley.

A few days before Bangerz is released, MTV will air a documentary titled “Miley: The Movement” at 10pm ET/PT.

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Well, now we all know what most of us will be tuning into on the evening of Wednesday, October 2nd!

“There’s going to be a lot of ups and downs, and it’s going to be completely insane. You’ve gotta be a part of the movement with me,” Miley says in the promo for the documentary.

Maybe we’ll finally find out where all the madness that is now Miley Cyrus is coming from.

I wonder if we’ll see any of Liam in the documentary…

Watch the promo here.

This Week in Music: Capital Cities’ “Kangaroo Court” Music Video

The Kangaroo Court

The music video for “Kangaroo Court” by Capital Cities was released today!

“Kangaroo Court” is the second single off of the Capital Cities album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery.

If you’ve never heard any of the amazing 80s electro-pop music created by Capital Cities, I recommend you do your ears a favor and check them out.

Although “Kangaroo Court” isn’t my top favorite on the album, it’s definitely a fun song to listen to, with its beautiful trumpet melodies and hard drums.

The video just adds to the fun, danceable qualities of this song!

The plot line for the music video is very interesting, and goes quite well with the lyrics of the song. If I could describe it in one line, it would be, “The story of a zebra who just wanted to have a little fun.”

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And no, this is not a zebra as in wildlife zebras. This is a human zebra, who disguises himself as a mustang to get into a club where zebras are banned.

A club called The Kangaroo Court.

There are ten things I love about this video:

1. Darren Criss. Oh my God. Is he not the hottest dog?!

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Darren Criss in “Kangaroo Court” Music Video

2. The synchronization between the drum beats and hand movements (when the zebra knocks on the club door for the second time, and again when Darren Criss bangs his fist on the table at the club).

3. The zebra’s car. He drives a mini cooper. Complete with GPS!

4. The zebra’s fake ID. “Imma Mustang”? Couldn’t have found a better fake name?!

Zebra's Fake ID

Zebra’s Fake ID

5. The trumpet player at the Kangaroo Court. He’s phenomenal.

6. Shannon Woodward. She looks so gorgeous in all of her scenes, and her dance moves are beyond sexy. (Coincidentally, they get sexier right before the bridge when the female voice sings “I can’t do sexy.”)

Shannon Woodley dancing with the zebra at The Kangaroo Court

Shannon Woodward dancing with the zebra at The Kangaroo Court

7. When the zebra sings in the courtroom,

I commit the crime of wasting time
Always trying to rhyme
Yes, I am guilty
But don’t misunderstand me
I admit defeat, then I move my feet
My history will never be repeated
I won’t ever be repeated.

This is the only time the zebra sings in the video, and its well waited for. Too perfect!

8. The way the the zebra is killed. It was a very artistic move to use red confetti, and it definitely worked. The party vibe of the song continues in that scene even though this part of the video is supposed to be sad.

9. The reference to lions being the “King of the Jungle” during the scene where the zebra is watching a lion prey on a zebra on television and also when the lion is served zebra on a plate.

10. The harp at the end. The beautiful harp melody does not exist in the studio version of this track, but its a nice touch to the end of this video.

Did I mention that all of the characters in this video are human animals?

You’ll have to see it to believe it.

Dior Homme – The Film featuring Robert Pattinson

Three things will be on my mind all day today: Robert Pattinson, Camille Rowe, and DIOR.

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Robert Pattinson and French model Camille Rowe in the Dior Homme Fragrance Film

If you haven’t already heard, Robert Pattinson of the Twilight Saga is the new face of Dior Homme.

The official fragrance short film was released this weekend, and I don’t think I’ll be able to peel my eyes away from it for a while.

I think I’ve watched it about seven times in the past half hour alone. It’s just that amazing.

The black and white short film lasts just over a minute. Meaning if you keep watching it over and over again, this won’t be taking up too much of your time…



Dior leaves a link at the bottom corner of the video, leading viewers to the 1:46 uncensored directors cut.

Still think its not too much time?

Think again. You’re going to be tempted to click a new link on this directors cut, taking you to a behind the scenes video, and after that the link to the interview with Mr. Pattinson about the Dior Homme fragrance.

I’m not complaining. This is a lovely piece of work that director Romain Gavras has decided to share with the world.

I love the elegant sophistication of the romance in this short fragrance film commercial. It’s very raw, very real, and very impulsive. From the moment Pattinson walks into that dressing room with all those burlesque dancers, you can feel the sexual tension between he and Camille Rowe.

My favorite parts of the official film are the scene where Pattinson and Rowe are kissing under water and the scene where he chases her from a rooftop as she runs on street level.

In the directors cut, I realize that there was supposed to be an adorable little dance scene between Pattinson and Rowe in a French restaurant. I love the way Camille Rowe acts like a child, taking bites of food from strangers’ plates and eating it as she runs to the dance floor with Rob.

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The music for this commercial happens to be “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin.

The part where he sings “I’m gonna send you back to schoolin’,” pretty much took this whole sexy French rendezvous to a new level. Brilliant song choice.

The interview with Robert Pattinson was particularly interesting to me.

And no, not only because his British accent is deteriorating (how sad though!), but because he actually had quite the intriguing commentary.

Rob mentions director Romain Gavras’ violent style, and how working with him is a pleasant change of scene from the acting gigs he’s known for.

I love this comment in particular:

“The Dior Homme man is someone who is just a little bit wild. […] He does whatever he wants. He’s a bit of a free spirit, not really scared of anything. He can kind of be whoever he wants to be at anytime.”

I don’t know, ladies and gentleman. What do we think of the Dior Homme man?

Enjoy Garvas’ creation in all its tension and sophistication, and be sure to watch the interview with the new face of Dior Homme.