This Week in Music: Hilary Duff is Back and “Chasing the Sun”

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If it’s really been seven years then I’m really getting old!

After taking the longest break ever from the music industry, Hilary Duff is back with a new song and music video called “Chasing the Sun.”

Seven years brings us to a overworked and unimpressed Hilary Duff as she lugs over to her cubicle at work. Her hair is up in a bun, rimmed-nerd glasses are on, and she wears a cute black and white polka dot blouse.

Seems like the corporate world isn’t for our little Lizzie McGuire babe though, because she longs to be out at the beach for the day “chasing the sun.”

The song, written by Colbie Caillat, has a very old-school chilled vibe with heavy acoustics and light percussion.

“Love the life I live, and I will live the life I love, open up my eyes and I will take whatever comes,” she sings in the bridge as her hair flies around her face on the beach.

I liked Matthew Rolston’s video a lot more than I liked the song itself. The concept was very well thought out from beginning to end.

My favorite parts were the “office coffee cocktail” and the “conference splish-splash.” Too funnny!

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Maybe it’s because I’m still enamored with her more upbeat and mature 2007 album Dignity, but I don’t think all the hype was really worth it.

I hope she blends her 2007 sound with tracks like this one on her upcoming album.

Live vicariously this summer through Hilary Duff in the video below!

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Bradley Cooper Works at Burger King for a Weekend

Turns out the hottie can flip it!

On Sunday, Bradley Cooper was spotted working a shift at Burger  King in Leicester Square, London. Why, you ask? To train for his upcoming role as a chef in the film, Adam Jones.

“Bradley was training alongside genuine Burger King staff,” a source told The Sun. “The aim was to learn the art of the flip, which he nailed fairly quickly. There was no real fanfare from him. You’d never know he was a big star by the way he spoke to people. He spent Sunday night learning the skills while the restaurant was open to the public and then filmed for most of the day on Monday.”

Those were some lucky little British Burger King customers!

Adam Jones, directed by John Wells, will also star 50 Shades of Grey male lead Jamie Dornan, Uma Thurman, Sienna Miller and Emma Thompson.

According to The Wrap, the film is about a big shot chef who returns to London in search of a third Michelin star after giving up his career for a few years.

Filming is set to be completed by the end of September.

I’m just mad that he wasn’t training for this role in NYC. Hmph.

 

This Week in Music: Troye Sivan’s First Ever Single “Happy Little Pill”

It has been a very exciting passed couple of hours for fans of South African/Australian YouTuber Troye Sivan.

His first single, “Happy Little Pill” from his upcoming album TRXYE dropped last night, and it is so freaking good!

The track has a certain element of light R&B. Combined with Troye’s smooth vocals, the song is definitely a crowd pleaser.

“I wrote this song during a bit of a rough time for someone super close to me, and for myself, and it still means as much to me as the day i wrote it, and i’m still as in love with it as the day i wrote it (which is rare for me!!). I couldn’t be prouder to be giving it to you guys today :’),” he wrote in the Tumblr post where he posted the Soundcloud link to the single.

I really love the songs instrumentals, especially the small bit of synth playing throughout the beginning and chorus that gives the song a breezy summer vibe. The song features some amazing imagery, in the hook before the chorus where he sings,

Tight skin, bodyguards
Gucci down the boulevard
Cocaine, dollar bills and…

Just pure brilliance.

This song will have to be our “happy little pill” until the release of TRXYE on Auguust 15th.

My question for Mr. Sivan is: will there be a music video to accompany this masterpiece?

Enjoy the song on Soundcloud.

 

 

 

So, Are Beyoncé and Jay Z Actually Splitting Up?

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Beyoncé and Jay Z’s relationship has been the subject of countless rumors over the past decade. From secret weddings to fabricated pregnancies, the Carters seem to brush all the he said, she said right off their shoulders.

The latest rumor? The couple is breaking up after their On the Run tour.

So, is Beyoncé  on the run from Jay Z or is it the other way around?

I think this is the stupidest rumor to date.

If this were true, I’m sure the tour would get cancelled. There’s no way two people that are going through a split could perform together on the same stage night after night and pretend that nothing is wrong.

Page Six claims that the two are seeing a marriage counselor.

“They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing … This is a huge concert tour and they’ve already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front,” a source told the column.

Okay.

I’m not buying it. And neither is MTV

So while everyone else is freaking out about this rumor, I’ll be here looking at the couple’s cute Instagram pics such as this one that Beyoncé  shared on July 21.

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Let’s see how long it takes before this one blows over.

 

 

Conan and Dave Franco Take Tinder For a Spin

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Not as themselves, of course.

Conan O’Brien decided to channel his inner creep and join the popular dating app, Tinder, with Dave Franco on his show last week.

For the profiles, Conan chose the name Chip Whitley, and Franco chose Ghengis Roundstone.

Both used their real photos for the profile. Not sure how those ladies actually believed that a man named Ghengis Roundstone happened to look exactly like Dave Franco.

Red flags. Red flags everywhere.

I don’t think it’ll take you very long to guess who ended up with a successful match.

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I just love the fact that they both matched up with the same 72 year old woman at first. Conan’s messages to her were beyond stalkerish.

At one point they swapped phones and started swiping left and right for each other before Franco matched up with a girl named Courtney.

My favorite part has to be when Conan asks the guy at Courtney’s house what’s wrong with his looks.

“You’re tall and goofy,” the guy says to Conan.

Burn.

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Oh, and that van was just ridiculous. What even, though?

Watch the hilarious clip and the bloopers below!

Episode Review: Series Premiere of USA’s ‘Rush’

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This weekend, I finally got around to watching the new medical drama on USA called Rush.

I was really looking forward to watching it since seeing the previews all month. I was especially excited because Sarah Habel, the girl who played Daphne in MTV‘s Underemployed is Eve in this show, and if you’ve read my latest Buzzfeed post, you’ll know that I miss seeing her on MTV very terribly.

So the big deal about this show is the fact that Dr. Will Rush isn’t your typical doctor. Sure, he went to Harvard, graduated top of his class, and makes some serious dough as a private doctor, but he’s got his flaws.

We’re talking smoking weed in the bathroom at his about 8-year-old godson’s birthday party flaws. And snorting cocaine with a woman that he’d soon have to admit to the emergency room in the wee hours of the night flaws. “A club called ‘Emergency’,” to be more specific.

His romantic life’s a mess, and his patients? They’re not really the kind of people you’d want to run into at the grocery store.

My favorite scenes of the pilot episode are the parts where a patient calls with a broken cock and when Rush decides to give the girlfriend of one of his patients a taste of his own medicine.

And I don’t mean that in the doctoral way AT ALL.

I’ll admit that some of the scenes are a bit gory, like the spleen removal towards the end, but it’s bearable.

I loved the soundtrack for this episode, which included “Fifteen” by Goldroom ft. Chela and “All Eyes on You” by St. Lucia. I hope they keep it up with the good music!

I’m looking forward to next weeks episode.

Catch the pilot on USA‘s site, and watch this drool-worthy interview with the man that plays Dr. Rush, Welsh actor Tom Ellis. Love that accent, man! Gah!

Don’t forget to watch next week’s episode on Thursday night at 9/8c on USA!

Watch Mamrie Hart, Mazzi Maz, Fred, Alexa Losey and More Lip Sync To Your Favorite Songs

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Jimmy Fallon took his infamous lip syncing battle to VidCon this year where hundreds of YouTubers gathered for conventions and fan meetups in California.

This battle showcased the talents of a wide array of YouTube favorites, including Mamrie Hart of “You Deserve A Drink,” Britain’s Mazzi Maz, Sam Pepper, Fred, Oli White and Alexa Losey.

The song lineup was pumpin’, with hits like Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” Nicki Minaj’s “Superbass” and DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What.”

I think Mamrie did “Fancy” some justice. That curtsey at the “LA to Tokyo” lyric point was priceless.

Surprisingly, the YouTuber’s did well with “Superbass,” which, if you’ve heard the song, features some fast paced rap verses. Impressive.

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Things got awkward when the song switched to “Teenage Dream,” and the YouTubers began serenading a cardboard cutout of Jimmy Fallon. I wonder whose idea that was…

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Attempting to lip sync to “Turn Down for What” turned into a dance battle. A very interesting dance battle, I might add.

Watch the VidCon lip sync battle below.