March Favorites: Bachelor Arie Banned & #MarchforOurLives

Okay, so I know I always joke about the saying that goes “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb,” but this year it legitimately did.

The beginning of the month was so rough, especially with all the non-stop snow storms. I could not deal. I don’t think I’ve ever been more annoyed with my life than I was at the start of March. Things mellowed out around March 20th or so, which was nice.

March brought some harsh realities to light in the pop culture and entertainment world, and rightfully so. Let’s take a look my faves for March 2018:

Favorite News Articles

1. The Bachelor‘s Arie gets banned from Minnesota. Damn straight. He deserves it after what he did to Becca.

2. #MarchforOurLives. Thank you, Pope Francis, for encouraging the youth to continue fighting to end gun violence.

3. “Shero” Barbies! I want one of each, please!

4. Chrissy Teigen brings an emotional support casserole on a plane. Brb, bookmarking this recipe for later.

Favorite Music

1. “Rotation” by Fickle Friends. Now THIS is what I call feel-good music! This band sounds like Great Goof Fine OK and Haim had a baby. OMJ. I so want to see these guys in concert!

2. “Figure A” by Tim Atlas. So old school funk I can’t handle it. Ah. Maze. Balls.

3. “Something” by Henry Green. I’ll definitely succumb.

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Fan Art Fridays: Justin Timberlake

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Justin Timberlake has made our Friday with a new song and music video, “Filthy.” He also shared with us the tracklist for his upcoming album Man of the Woods.

I mean, it’s a pretty intense pop single. The video takes place at conference in Asia during the year 2028. One of the lyrics goes, “Put your filthy hands all over me.”

Excuse me, mister?

Anyway, in celebration of “Filthy”, I’ve decided to feature this amazing fan art of Justin Timberlake I found on Pixels by Chrisann Ellis. It features the singer sporting his signature smolder on a greeting card!

Check out “Filthy” below.

Fan Art Fridays: Lorde

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Happy New Year!

One of my favorite music videos of 2015 was “Magnets” feat. Lorde by Disclosure. From Lorde’s makeup, to her outfits in the video, to the dramatic sinking into the pool at the end of the video, it was everything we could ask for an more.

The song is also very groovy too, especially for the scandalous subject that the video touches on.

And, of course, we get some dance moves from Lorde in this one so it’s automatically a must-watch.

I found this awesome “Magnets” inspired fan art on Instagram by Brian Foott. I just love how he animated Lorde’s hair floating in the water!

Enjoy the original fan art here.

Fan Art Fridays: The 1975’s Matt Healy

Today The 1975 released the music video for their new single “UGH!” After watching it this morning, I just had to make Matt Healy the subject of this week’s Fan Art Fridays.

The music video was directed by Adam Powell, who also directed The 1975’s “Girls.” He plays with a lot of psychedelic lighting in the video, bringing the song’s ostentatiousness to a new level.

I just can’t get over how great Matt Healy’s curls look in the music video and in this fan art sketch of him I found on Tumblr by Melanie. Definitely loving the way that shaved portion of his hair grew back!

The 1975 are always fun to watch in music videos, and I hope I can see them live one day. It would be so awesome to hear some of the songs from their upcoming album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it performed live!

See the original fan art here, and enjoy the music video below!

Fan Art Fridays: Visionary Music Group’s Jon Bellion

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In honor of the premiere of the music video for “Beautiful Now” by Zedd ft. Jon Bellion, I present to you none other than Visionary Music Group’s most prized possession.

Jon Bellion has a very distinctive face. I like his face. I also like his voice.

See the original on Tumblr, and watch “Beautiful Now” below!

Gallery Mondays: Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ Pop Up Gallery NYC

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November 2013 was a pretty exciting month in NYC because Lady Gaga had decided to have an ARTPOP Pop Up Gallery in the Meatpacking District for three days to celebrate the release of her then upcoming album.

I visited the gallery along with a coworker, and we had such a good time taking pictures in the photo booth and playing the new Just Dance featuring “Applause” (I was terrible at it!).

The gallery was filled with Koons balls,  photographs from the album, walls covered in lyrics, and some of Lady Gaga’s finest music video costumes.

I love the “Hands Bra.” It’s my second fave costume in the ARTPOP music video (first is the seashells!). I’d never dare wear it myself, though.

Read more about the ARTPOP Pop Up Gallery here.

This Week in Music: LIGHTS’ “Running With The Boys” Music Video

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The only boy LIGHTS should be running with is Beau Bokan!

Much Music had the honor of premiering the music video for “Running With The Boys” by Canadian artist LIGHTS.

The song is from her latest album Little Machines. It’s not one of my favorites on the track, but I can see how it fits in with the theme of reminiscing that is present on the album.

“Running With The Boys” is a medium tempo song with a light electronic disco vibe. For some reason, there’s not a single male in the video. Instead, LIGHTS rides around on a bike with a few of her lady friends, majestic hair blowing in the wind and all.

There’s a scene where LIGHTS swings around on a tire swing. Not sure if that was supposed to be sexy.

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The video ends with all of her friends veering off the path on their bikes, leaving LIGHTS alone as she watches a younger version of herself pedal past her.

I wasn’t really impressed with the video but I still encourage you to check it out. Because, who can resist wanting to stare at LIGHTS’ beautiful face for 4:23?

Watch “Running With the Boys” here.

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