has just debuted the music video for Busta Rhyme's new single "Twerk It", which features Nick Minaj and is produced by Pharrell Williams. The song is average (Americans, stop putting on Jamaican accents!) but the video directed by Director X in Brooklyn is ... wow. Basically if seeing a lot of women twerk in slow motion, including Ms. Minaj herself, is your jam, then you will really enjoy this.
While compiling the 1990s Australian Mixtape
(you're welcome, btw) we came across the most mind-fuckingly insane thing – did Christine Anu invent seapunk??
HEAR US OUT HERE. Pre-Tumblr, Anu released her single "My Island Home" in 1993. Everyone loved it regardless of whether they came from the salt water people, because it was so Australian
in the best possible way. But watching the video, it becomes clear that Christine Anu was integral in the birth of the internet's most
pervasive made up subculture.
LET'S SLOW THIS SHIT DOWN:
Have I been in suspended animation for 20 years? Because that girl Winona Ryder has NOT AGED.
Appearing in Interview
, the 41-year-old babe of our lives looks exactly like her old Heathers
self, laying on expensive furniture in expensive clothes with an expensive looking haircut.
Look at that skin! Is this woman a witch? WAS THIS
Look, I'm not usually in the business of saying "She looks so young! She looks so old! Let's talk about the way everyone looks and decide if it's OK!". And really, I'd love Winona no matter what she looked like. But I cannot.stop.looking.at.these.photos.
I need to lie down.
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Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu did a song together and it rules.
The video for "Q.U.E.E.N." takes place in the Living History Museum, where legendary rebels are frozen for observation by future generations. Someone puts a record on, and suddenly Janelle and Erykah come to life! And they sing about feminism! And dance like bosses! And wear wigs!
So Ben Kingsley. He won an Oscar for Sexy Beast
, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was knighted by the Queen. He seems like a pretty OK guy, right?
Wrong! Well, maybe.
Ben Kingsley, or The Kings, seems to have a rare free pass when it comes to playing characters of different races. Everyone still cringes when they see Mickey Rooney's performance as I.Y. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's
and if you're going to go blackface (and aren't Robert Downey Junior in Tropic Thunder/on Hey, Hey It's Saturday!) you'll basically never work again.
But The Kings (who has an English mother and Indian father) has managed to play a Jewish-German accountant
, a Persian prince
and a Chinese super villain called 'The Mandarin'
. And that apparently is TOTALLY FINE.
Why is that The Kings gets a free pass to play any race that he feels like, but no one else does? We're not complaining, its just got us curious.
Our brothers and sisters in New Zealand have kicked off their jandals and filled up the chilly bin, because this week a joyous celebration is taking place! You've probably heard by now that on Wednesday NZ parliament legalised gay marriage
, a massive step for marriage equality in Australia and the international community.
They're happy, we're happy and to be honest, in these times of doom and gloom it's really nice to have something to be stoked about.