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Young The Giant To Make VMA Performance Debut

‘My Body’ rockers join lineup that includes Adele, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown on August 28. By Gil Kaufman Young the Giant Photo: Stephen Lovekin/ Getty Images MTV has a history of providing up-and-coming acts with a huge stage at the annual Video Music Awards . In recent years, everyone from Nicki Minaj to the Polyphonic Spree, Daddy Yankee, Keri Hilson, Wale and B.o.B have made major splashes at the event. This year, it’s Young the Giant’s turn. The California rockers, who’ve scored a pair of alternative radio hits with “My Body” and the charging rocker “Cough Syrup,” will make their VMA performance debut on August 28 when they take the stage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The group, whose self-titled debut was released in January, has already been featured across the MTV universe as a “Push” artist and as one of mtvU’s Freshman 5: Top 5 Bands for Summer. “We are extremely excited and absolutely honored to be asked to perform at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. It will be without a doubt, a monumental experience for us and one we will never forget,” the band said in a statement. “We’ve watched countless VMAs, and to have the opportunity to perform this year alongside some of the biggest artists in the world will be truly amazing. We can’t wait!” After gaining notice in 2009 by winning a contest to open for Kings of Leon, YTG will bask in their brightest spotlight to date, joining the list of previously announced performers Lil Wayne, Adele and Chris Brown . Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon. The five-piece’s “My Body” video has become an online sensation, racking up more than 1.3 million views on YouTube and appearing on MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” among other places. “Young the Giant is one of those bands you see live for the first time and walk away a superfan wondering when you can see them again,” said Amy Doyle, executive producer of the 2011 VMAs and MTV’s executive vice president of music and talent. “We are excited to give them our biggest stage and introduce them to a global audience of music lovers.” The band, which has been hitting the road hard over the past year with everyone from Minus the Bear to Neon Trees and Incubus, will play at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this weekend. The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT. See the list of nominees, revisit last year’s highlights and vote for your favorites in the general categories by visiting VMA.MTV.com . Related Photos 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Performers Related Artists Young The Giant

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Chris Brown Has ‘All The Characteristics,’ Says Jay Rock

‘The dude can dance, sing and rap … he’s a talented young brother,’ Jay Rock says of his ‘Westside’ collabo with Brown. By Rob Markman Jay Rock Photo: MTV News Jay Rock is known to keep it gangsta, but on “Westside,” a track off of his debut album Follow Me Home, the Watts, Los Angeles, MC slows it down with Chris Brown on the hook. The song, produced by Tha Bizness, serves as an ode to the allure of Hollywood. “Basically, it’s just tellin’ a young chick, if you wanna come to the West Coast, we’ll book you a flight. Come hang out with us and have a good time,” Rock told MTV News. “It’s a wonderful record. It’s for the ladies.” Brown, who is known for chart toppers like 2005′s breakout single “Run It” and his current hit “Look at Me Now,” didn’t have a chemistry problem with underground fave Jay Rock. In fact, the rapper says that the union came together rather easily. “That’s my dude, I done seen him a couple of times in the streets and holla’d at him. We exchanged numbers and we kept in touch,” Jay said. “He’s a busy dude and he was doin’ a video and I was like, ‘Man I got this record.’ He was like, ‘All right man, when I get finished doing this video, I’m going to go to the studio and come through.’ And it was just like that.” Once in the studio, Brown laid down his vocals in no time. “He did the hook within 15-20 minutes. That dude, he grinds and he had other stuff that he had to do, but he still [did it].” The result is a smooth, breezy tune whose lyrics invite a lover for a Westside rendezvous. And while fans may find the pairing of CB and Jay Rock a bit surprising, the rapper can’t say enough about his multitalented collaborator. “The thing is, that dude, he’s talented,” he said. “The dude can dance, sing and rap. He got all the characteristics and he’s a talented young brother. I can respect him.” Related Artists Chris Brown Jay Rock

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Future Is Tagged For MTV Jams’ Fab 5

‘I’m a trendsetter. The Future is now,’ rapper tells MTV News. By Rob Markman, with reporting by James Smith Future Photo: MTV News The future is unpredictable, but Nayvadius “Future” Cash is taking all bets. The Atlanta spitter broke out in late 2010, appearing on YC’s club hit “Racks” and segueing into rap’s collective conscious with his own party starter “Watch This.” Known for his repetitive and catchy hooks, plus his melodic bars, Future has earned himself a spot on MTV Jams’ 2011 Fab 5 roster. Conceived in 2005 on MTV Jams, the Fab 5 is a collection of the year’s most outstanding new hip-hop artists who have made a visual impact on the road to releasing their debut albums. Fab 5 alumni include Juelz Santana, Tony Yayo, Paul Wall, Young Jeezy, Kid Cudi, Drake and 2011′s first inductee, Big Sean . This year, MTV Jams, MTV News and Sucker Free will bring you 2011′s hottest new hip-hop upstarts, and they get no hotter than Future! “Future is a painter, very creative, very original. I’m a trendsetter. The Future is now,” the rapper said. Growing up in Atlanta’s Zone 6 section, Future had to look no further than his own family for musical inspiration. As the younger cousin of Organized Noize (Outkast, Goodie Mob) producer Rico Wade, Future soaked up tons of game. “I got the nickname Future from the Dungeon Family,” he said of the collective that is made up of Outkast, Goodie Mob, Organized Noize and others. “My dog G-Rock used to always tell me, ‘You’re the future, you’re the future. You’re young, man. Keep dreamin’ and settin’ new goals and achieving new goals and just reach to the top and stay at the top.’ ” Though he hasn’t quite reached the heights that he plans to, the 25-year-old is well on his way. The Astronaut Kid, as he calls himself, established his sound on a pair of mixtapes he dubbed 1000 and Dirty Sprite. Since then he has been on a tear. Future is now heralded as Atlanta’s biggest young street artist and his latest tape, True Story, reflects his popularity. According to the rapper, all of his material is based on real events that have happened in his life. “Right now we represent music with substance, music that has meaning behind it. It’s just motivational music, everyday life stories and just put it all together on the track,” Future said. “I make music from my soul, so it comes across to my fans the same way. So when it touches them, it touches their soul and it comes across right.” So far it has! Check back here every Monday for the next three weeks to find out who will join Big Sean and Future in the Fab 5. And tune in to “RapFix Live,” where each artist will be highlighted. Related Videos Fab 5 Summer: Artists To Watch

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‘A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy’ Trailer- In Case You Haven’t Had Enough Jason Sudeikis This Year

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[1] I’m not sure who decreed that 2011 be the year of the R-rated-comedy-starring-Jason-Sudeikis, but here we are with a trailer for the third such project this year. A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy stars the SNL vet as Eric, a frat boy-ish 30something who lives to throw over-the-top parties at his dad’s Hamptons home. When Eric’s dad decides to sell the house, Eric decides he has to do something truly special… Broadcasting platform : YouTube Source : /Film Discovery Date : 25/07/2011 20:00 Number of articles : 2

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Kanye West, Robyn, More: The Other Videos Of The Year

Before the VMAs air live August 28 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV, we shine a spotlight on some lesser-known clips. By James Montgomery Kanye West Photo: Flanigan/ FilmMagic Last week, the nominations for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards were revealed in a live special that featured plenty of surprise guests (like multiple-nominees Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Tyler, the Creator) and just as many actual surprises. Perhaps nowhere was the latter more apparent than in the Video of the Year category, which saw Perry’s “Firework” and Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” grab noms ( as predicted ), but also featured a trio of rather unexpected inclusions: Mars’ “Grenade,” the Beastie Boys’ “Make Some Noise” and Tyler’s “Yonkers.” In fact, though they’re all worthy selections, this year’s Video of the Year category might best be remembered for the clips that didn’t make the cut. And we’re not just talking about high-profile vids like Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie,” Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” or Britney Spears’ “Till the World Ends” either. There were plenty of videos that wowed us in 2011, from artists both big and small. And after some rather zesty debate in the MTV Newsroom, we’ve compiled some of our favorites. Have a look at our picks for the Other Videos of the Year. Arcade Fire, “The Suburbs” A stirring, somber clip that’s part political treatise (the perils of colonialism, the erosion of civil liberties, etc.), part social commentary (the steady advance of adulthood, the preponderance of the past) and all compelling. It’s part of a larger film from director Spike Jonze and the band. Proof that sometimes the best artists actually do make the best art. Battles, “Ice Cream” A collection of seemingly random images — Karate! Some dude drinking milk! Bowling! A girl licking a doorknob! — tossed in a blender and whirled into a seizure-inducing syrup. The end result is a blissed-out, kinetic trip, and while it doesn’t make an ounce of sense, when paired with Battles’ spastic strut, it almost does. Almost being the operative word, of course. James Blake, “Limit to Your Love” A clip that’s as sumptuously simple as the track it backs, “Limit to Your Love” is little more than scenes of urban malaise — a darkly lit apartment, a decadently unmade bed, a decaying wooden floor — but its true power lies in the wonder it creates within those confines. Appliances limp to life, fruit hovers in the air, and a churning sea appears out of thin air. Like Blake’s music, there’s magic in the minimalism. Kanye West, “Monster” The disclaimer at the beginning states that “Monster” is “an art piece and it shall be taken as such,” but as is the case with pretty much everything Kanye does, it’s not that simple. Because while some decried the clip for its (frankly pretty brutal) misogynistic leanings — and with the abundance of half-nude women, fully deceased women, who can blame them? — few could deny that “Monster” is also a jarring, compelling, decidedly dark masterstroke. Deeply troubling torture porn or totally realized work of art? Probably both. Manchester Orchestra, “Simple Math” The year’s most brilliant, beautiful (and quite possibly best ) video, “Simple Math” twists time and space — the whole thing plays out over the time it takes frontman Andy Hull’s truck to spin violently off the road — into a M

Amy Winehouse: A Timeline Of Her Troubles

Back to Black singer’s story littered with substance abuse and arrests. By Jocelyn Vena Amy Winehouse ‘s success as an artist was equally matched by her trouble with substance abuse and the law. Shortly after releasing her star-making 2006 album, Back to Black , the London-born singer became a tabloid fixture, with the press constantly covering her professional ups as well as her personal downs. On Saturday, the singer was found dead in her London apartment. While she had been a staple of the British music scene since releasing her debut album, Frank , in 2003, it was her 2006 album that launched her as an international star and ushered in a new sound that harked back to the girl-group days of the ’50s and ’60s, leading to a number of copy-cat artists releasing albums around the same time. 2007 On her 2006 track “Rehab,” Winehouse chronicled her love of partying hard and her defiance to seek help for it, setting a course for the issues in her personal life. Midyear, Winehouse’s camp began denying the singer had a substance-abuse problem, as she began to cancel dates , a string of events that would become commonplace in her short-lived career. Even as the issues in her personal life began to cause speculation, her music career was thriving, with accolades flowing in from rappers like Jay-Z, who began remixing her songs, broadening her appeal to a wider spectrum of audiences beyond retro-leaning hipsters. But her legal troubles would make just as many headlines as her award wins and chart-topping success. In August 2007, she was arrested for marijuana possession , with her equally troubled husband, Blake Fielder-Civil , by her side in Norway. Before the year’s end, she would also have Visa problems and health issues , making shows hard to keep. 2008 As professional accolades flowed in, evidence of her drug problems became more and more evident. In January 2008, a video surfaced allegedly showing the singer smoking crack . Weeks later, she would check into rehab . In February, she wasn’t be able to attend the Grammys after her Visa was denied, however she did appear via satellite . At the show, she took home five trophies, including the big prize, Record of the Year . As 2008 rolled along, authorities continually questioned the singer in a number of cases, including an assault case in April and a drug-related arrest in May tied to the video of her allegedly doing drugs. Those charges were later dropped. In June of that year, she went public with the news that she had an early stage of emphysema , as her confirmed by her father, who became her mouthpiece and her biggest supporter in the face of her personal adversities. Later in the year, she hit the stage again in shows that were both redeeming and disastrous . 2009 Things did not slow down for Winehouse in 2009. Her husband filed for divorce in January of that year, and in March, she had to cancel her Coachella set after being charged with assault in connection with a 2008 incident. Regardless of her legal and health issues, she kept booking gigs, though not necessarily to successful results. She walked out early on a gig in St. Lucia in May. By July, she was officially divorced and acquitted on the 2008 assault charges . Her big public appearance was at the U.K.’s V Festival in August. However, by December, she was once again charged with assault in connection with another incident at a theater in the U.K. where she heckled a performance of “Cinderella” and reportedly assaulted theater manager Richard Pound, who complained that Winehouse had pulled his hair, punched him and kicked him when he asked her to move seats. 2010 After laying low for a good part of 2010, Winehouse appeared at a gig for her producer Mark Ronson in London, where she messed up the lyrics to their track “Valerie” and was seen drinking and being boisterous offstage. Despite the antics, she promised new music by early 2011 , a promise she did not keep. 2011 Her last stint in rehab was reportedly in May 2011, however, her attempts to get clean never truly helped her battle her demons. At a disastrous show in Belgrade in June, she showed up more than an hour late, then repeatedly left the stage mid-performance, forgot lyrics to her songs and even dropped a microphone. Shortly after, the singer canceled more tour dates . On Saturday, Winehouse was found dead at age 27, just five weeks after her last show, leaving behind a legacy of fame for both her musical influence and her troubles. How will you remember Amy Winehouse? Tell us on Facebook. . Related Videos Amy Winehouse Remembered Related Photos Amy Winehouse: A Life In Photos Related Artists Amy Winehouse

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Comic-Con Hall H Live-Blog (Day 3): Twixt, Snow White and the Huntsman and More

If you couldn’t make Comic-Con this year, don’t worry: Movieline will be faithfully live-blogging each day’s major panels from Hall H, updating with footage highlights, breaking announcements, and celebrity appearances. Saturday, Day 3, begins with Twixt panel and continues with Immortals , Knights of Badassdom and Snow White and the Huntsman . Are you ready?

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Pitbull, Marc Anthony Brave Heat In ‘Rain Over Me’ Video

Miami MC joined by Salsa crooner in sexy new clip for Pit’s summer-ready jam. By Jocelyn Vena Pitbull and Marc Anthony in ‘Rain Over Me’ Photo: PoloGrounds It’s a good time to be Pitbull . When he’s not throwing parties with Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer in his “Give Me Everything” video, Pit is busy helping Marc Anthony find his groove in the sexy, sleek new “Rain Over Me” video. The single “Rain Over Me” is off the rapper’s Planet Pit album, which dropped earlier this summer. In the clip, VMA-nominated Pitbull and newly separated Marc Anthony take the party to the only place where it doesn’t rain — the desert. So, sure it doesn’t rain in the desert, but well-tailored suits and pretty ladies (and some product placement) are aplenty in the barren setting. While the guys hang outside in the sweltering heat amid a shack-style location, a group of ladies swim around in a pool elsewhere trying to keep cool as the song’s hot beats play in the background. The conclusion seems to be that if you party hard enough in the desert — and look cool while doing it — you can eventually make it rain. The duo not enjoy the company of beautiful ladies, they eventually find themselves drenched. And there’s really no better way to cool off after all that time in the sun. “Rain Over Me” is just the latest summer jam from the Miami rapper. He recently spoke to MTV News about what makes the perfect summer tune. “People need to escape from everything that’s going on. And … if they’re going to spend the last $20 they made — and they only made $50 for the week — they want to spend it having a good time, not running into drama,” he said. “So I’m more than blessed to be a part of this summer and the great music out there.” And “Rain Over Me” isn’t the first time Pitbull has collaborated with someone in the former Lopez-Anthony household. Earlier this year, he found chart success with J.Lo on her equally club-ready hit “On the Floor.” What do you think of Pit and Marc Anthony’s video? Tell us in the comments! Related Artists Pitbull Marc Anthony

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VMA Nominee Leader Katy Perry, By The Numbers

It’s not just those nine VMA nods — it’s been a record-setting year for Katy. By Gil Kaufman Katy Perry Photo: C. Flanigan/ FilmMagic There’s no other way to say it: Katy Perry is having a moment. Actually, she’s having 525,600 moments, as in 365 days of record-smashing, parent-upsetting, whipped cream-spurting, alien-loving, Indian wedding-having minutes of awesomeness. And what better way to top it off than with a field-leading nine MTV Video Music Award nominations? Perry leads this year’s field , as well she should, given that her clips for such hits as “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework” and “E.T.” have become modern classics and racked up millions of online views. But the year has been about a whole lot more than gummy video goodness, so we decided to take a look back and crunch some numbers on the Year in Katy: Explore our “Katy Perry: By The Numbers” infographic: 4 million : Number of digital copies Perry’s “E.T.” has sold so far. In fact, it joins her hits “California Gurls,” “Firework,” “Hot N Cold” and “I Kissed a Girl” in reaching that mark. 48 : That’s the record Perry shattered for the most consecutive weeks with a single inside the top 10, beating out Swedish popsters Ace of Base. 2 : Number of beefs Perry got into with Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. Though it was quickly squashed, for a minute it seemed as if the former Christian singer had dissed Gaga’s “Alejandro” video for its use of religious imagery . Months later, Perry denied taking a swipe at Spears over product placement in Britney’s “Hold it Against Me” video. 4 : Perry came this close to making history this summer when it looked like “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” would become the fifth single from Teenage Dream to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. If she had hit the top (she stalled, ironically at #4), she would have become the first female artist to ever have five #1 songs off the same album and the first artist of either gender to do it since Michael Jackson (in the period between 1987 and 1988). 2 : Number of times Perry has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine since Teenage Dream came out. 17 : Shots of Perry’s nearly naked rear end in the “California Gurls” video . (Not like we sat there and counted or anything.) Billions : Amount of Gummi Bears that Perry offended when she cast some nude, crude and middle-finger-flipping rude candy bears in the “Gurls” video. 9 : record-setting number of weeks Eminem’s Recovery would have spent at #1 had Teenage Dream not rained on its parade. 0 : Total number of celebrities besides Perry who have had their “Sesame Street” bits shelved because they showed too much cleavage. 2 : Number of elephants (Laxmi and Mala) involved in Perry and Russell Brand ‘s wedding in India in October. Also involved in the wedding? Jugglers, acrobats, a drum troupe and traditional Indian Rajasthani folk singers and dancers. 0 : Number of famous couples besides Perry and Brand who have flirted and gone on a date and then gotten married after being introduced at the VMAs . The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT. See the list of nominees, revisit last year’s highlights and vote for your favorites in the general categories by visiting VMA.MTV.com . Related Videos The 2011 VMA Nominations Live Related Artists Katy Perry

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It’s not just those nine VMA nods — it’s been a record-setting year for Katy. By Gil Kaufman Katy Perry Photo: C. Flanigan/ FilmMagic There’s no other way to say it: Katy Perry is having a moment. Actually, she’s having 525,600 moments, as in 365 days of record-smashing, parent-upsetting, whipped cream-spurting, alien-loving, Indian wedding-having minutes of awesomeness. And what better way to top it off than with a field-leading nine MTV Video Music Award nominations? Perry leads this year’s field , as well she should, given that her clips for such hits as “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework” and “E.T.” have become modern classics and racked up millions of online views. But the year has been about a whole lot more than gummy video goodness, so we decided to take a look back and crunch some numbers on the Year in Katy: Explore our “Katy Perry: By The Numbers” infographic: 4 million : Number of digital copies Perry’s “E.T.” has sold so far. In fact, it joins her hits “California Gurls,” “Firework,” “Hot N Cold” and “I Kissed a Girl” in reaching that mark. 48 : That’s the record Perry shattered for the most consecutive weeks with a single inside the top 10, beating out Swedish popsters Ace of Base. 2 : Number of beefs Perry got into with Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. Though it was quickly squashed, for a minute it seemed as if the former Christian singer had dissed Gaga’s “Alejandro” video for its use of religious imagery . Months later, Perry denied taking a swipe at Spears over product placement in Britney’s “Hold it Against Me” video. 4 : Perry came this close to making history this summer when it looked like “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” would become the fifth single from Teenage Dream to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. If she had hit the top (she stalled, ironically at #4), she would have become the first female artist to ever have five #1 songs off the same album and the first artist of either gender to do it since Michael Jackson (in the period between 1987 and 1988). 2 : Number of times Perry has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine since Teenage Dream came out. 17 : Shots of Perry’s nearly naked rear end in the “California Gurls” video . (Not like we sat there and counted or anything.) Billions : Amount of Gummi Bears that Perry offended when she cast some nude, crude and middle-finger-flipping rude candy bears in the “Gurls” video. 9 : record-setting number of weeks Eminem’s Recovery would have spent at #1 had Teenage Dream not rained on its parade. 0 : Total number of celebrities besides Perry who have had their “Sesame Street” bits shelved because they showed too much cleavage. 2 : Number of elephants (Laxmi and Mala) involved in Perry and Russell Brand ‘s wedding in India in October. Also involved in the wedding? Jugglers, acrobats, a drum troupe and traditional Indian Rajasthani folk singers and dancers. 0 : Number of famous couples besides Perry and Brand who have flirted and gone on a date and then gotten married after being introduced at the VMAs . The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT. See the list of nominees, revisit last year’s highlights and vote for your favorites in the general categories by visiting VMA.MTV.com . Related Videos The 2011 VMA Nominations Live Related Artists Katy Perry

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