Jay Pharoah Parodies Usher’s ‘Good Kisser’ [VIDEO]

Jay Pharoah has recently been drawing up extra laughs with his series of hip-hop and R&B parodies. Remember ‘Problems’? And now the’Saturday Night Live’ star is bringing another point of view to Usher‘s hit ‘Good Kisser.’

The comedian flips the script on the track by writing ‘Bad Kisser,’ a song entailing just about everything that is wrong with a girl’s lip-locking abilities — her mouth action to her bad breath is all wrong. “You make me wanna commit suicide / You make me wanna tap out every time / Her mouthpiece leaves me traumatized,” Jay sings.

Directed by Jared Lapidus, the video follows the same vein as Usher’s clip almost to a tea. From the backdrop to the shirtless drumming, Jay channels his inner U-S-H-E-R and makes a hilarious visual while trying to keep it sensual.

Who doesn’t want to make out with someone who bites a lot and eats onions and tuna?

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Dilated Peoples Preview New Album in Behind the Scenes Video

Dilated Peoples’ long awaited album ‘Directors of Photography’ drops in just a few weeks and the anticipation only heightens as we inch closer to the release date. After satisfying fans’ appetites with two singles, the Dilated crew now offers a quick glimpse into the process that led to their return.

‘Finding Focus’ is a short behind the scenes video featuring interviews with Evidence, Rakaa Iriscience and DJ Babu as they enlighten fans about the journey involved in making ‘Directors of Photography’ a reality.

The trio discusses their origins, their run at Capitol Records, why their group dynamic works and what it’s been like working together once again. It’s a brief, yet insightful video that is a must watch for any longtime fan of these three artists.

Dilated Peoples’ new album ‘Directors of Photography’ will be released Aug. 12 on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The group is also on the road with fellow West Coast hip-hop vets Jurassic 5 as part of their ‘Word of Mouth’ reunion tour, which wraps up on Aug. 3.

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Ex-Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins refused leave to appeal

Ex-Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been refused leave to appeal against his jail sentence.

Watkins pleaded guilty to 13 sex offences in December. He was given a 35-year sentence, 29 years in prison followed by an additional six years on licence.

music ian watkins Ex Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins refused leave to appeal

The 37-year-old did not challenge his convictions but believed the sentencing judge, Mr Justice Royce, treated him too harshly. Read more…


The Bodyguard musical to embark on UK and Ireland tour in February 2015

The Bodyguard musical will embark on a two-year tour of the UK and Ireland beginning in early 2015.

The show will open at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton on February 12, following the end of its West End run on August 30.

1 tristan gemmell frank farmer and alexandra burke rachel marron photo by uli webber The Bodyguard musical to embark on UK and Ireland tour in February 2015

Alexandra Burke is currently starring alongside Tristan Gemmill in The Bodyguard

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Michael Bay’s terrible Ninja Turtles movie gets a terrible theme song

I’ll eternally be grateful for The Rock, but Michael Bay is seriously the worst. Not only did he turn Pearl Harbor into a three-hour cheezeball of a romance movie, he bastardized the Transformers franchise and has kept Megan Fox relevant. Now, he’s dead set on ruining the superheroes of my youth with a terrible, live action reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The cringeworthy dialog featured in the trailer is reason enough to avoid this film, and now we get wind of its god awful theme song.

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Listen: Banks’ new song “Beggin’ For Thread”

On September 9th, Banks will release her debut album, GODDESS, via Harvest Records. Already we’ve heard a handful of its 18 tracks, including the Shlohmo-produced “Brain”, “This Is What It Feels Like”, “Waiting Game”, the empowering title track, and “Drowning”. Today, the Los Angeles songstress has shared “Beggin’ For Thread”.

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Alicia Keys Signs With Pharrell and Madonna’s Managers

aliciakeyspharrell Alicia Keys Signs With Pharrell and Madonnas ManagersJamie McCarthy, Getty Images

After almost four years with Red Light Management, Alicia Keys has signed on with Ron Laffitte and Guy Oseary at Maverick to manage her career.

Laffitte also manages Pharrell Williams and One Republic while Oseary has been managing Madonna since 2005, and added U2 under his wing recently. Together they will co-manage the ‘Girl on Fire’ singer as well as her company AK Worldwide regarding her music, business and charitable endeavors, Billboard reports.

Since 2010, Red Light’s Will Botwin served as Keys’ manager. The two have “parted ways amicably.”

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