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(Yahoo!) - Just when you thought it was safe to declare 2013 "The Year of the Twerk" thanks to Miley Cyrus, some of the world's most popular couples have decided to unleash their love in music videos for our amusement.
First there was the already much talked-about and parodied "Bound 2," featuring Kanye West and the recently graduated to MILF status Kim Kardashian. Then Beyoncé dropped "Drunk in Love," featuring her rapping hubby Jay Z, as part of her surprise music and video extravaganza last week. And now Katy Perry and John Mayer are getting into the act with Mayer's "Who You Love," featuring the real-life lovebirds, as well as other real-life couples, getting their love thing on a mechanical bull, in slow motion no less. It's as if they're saying,Kanye and Kim, your motorcycle-riding antics are, well, bull!
Just for kicks, let's put all three videos under the microscope.
John Mayer, "Who You Love"
Mayer has seen his star drop in recent years, following the lukewarm reception of his two post-throat surgery albums, so it seems as if this is a Hail Mary of sorts, of at least a Hail Katy. Heck, if you had a girlfriend as beautiful and famous as Kay Perry, wouldn't you record a duet with her and stick her in your video? Whatever the case, John and Katy, in their Western wear, come off as the most down-to-earth power couple in this trio of videos, sharing the screen with other real-life couples as the visual for this tasteful soft-rocking tune.
"We set the casting call out for real couples. So it's just so authentic," Mayer explained in an interview Tuesday morning on Good Morning America. "There's nothing scripted in that video, except maybe putting a bull in the desert."
Sadly, Mayer hinted that life in a celebrity relationship isn't all freaky motorcycle nature rides, smoky beaches, and mechanical bulls. "I had to put a video together just to see my girlfriend," Mayer joked, but we're betting there's a little bit of truth there.
Kanye West, "Bound 2"
You've got to hand it to Kanye. He might have set the bar for the most bizarre video of the year, beginning with the insanely beautiful landscape scenes of mountains, soaring eagles and horses running through water and the open plains. Then we move onto Kanye and his rapping and motorcycle-riding antics; and Kim K. with her stunning windblown (or airbrushed) good looks. Once 'Ye gets dirty on his motorbike with a topless, blonde Kim K. riding cowgirl, it's hard not to be stunned — by the beauty and the pure audacity of it all. Love him or hate him, Kanye and his baby mama got your attention. And by the way, the sample-heavy, dirty track is almost as out there as the video clip.
Beyoncé, "Drunk in Love" (featuring Jay Z)
The world's other most famous power couple let it all hang out in a black-and-white clip for this snappy jam. While it's mostly the beautiful Bey dancing with herself on the sand, looking all wet, hot and smoky in a bikini and sheer cover-up, Jay Z drops by in the last third of the video to share some knowledge about their hot-and-heavy relationship. Apparently they can go "all night." Maybe so, but their video love session isn't nearly as phantasmagorical as Kanye and Kim's. Maybe that's a good thing.
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(Yahoo!) - Jay Sean is definitely the "Luckiest Man."
The 32-year-old performer joined the daddy club on Dec. 13 when his wife, Thara Natalie, gave birth to their first child, daughter Ayva Loveen Kaur Jhooti.
The British R&B crooner shared the happy news with his fans via Instagram on Dec. 16, and gushed that his little lady was happy and healthy.
"Yuuuuup! I'm a daddy!!!!! Meet our lil baby girl, Ayva. She was born on the 13th December, weighing in at 6pounds 7ounces. It was the most incredible moment of my life seeing her enter this world."
And according to Sean, his baby girl is already a fan of his music. "Wifey @tharanatalie (who was unbelievably strong and composed thru it all btw- yogamommy!!) had a music playlist for her delivery - a mixture of diff artists and some of her fav songs - (including mine!) Would u believe of all the songs on the playlist she was born to daddy's song!!?!!! She was born to 'Luckiest Man.'"
Sean, who was born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti, also said that he plans on bringing his bundle of joy on the road with him so all of his fans can meet the littlest member of his crew.
But perhaps she's not going to take as kindly to the attention as he hopes. He posted another Instagram snap of his daughter, holding her tiny hand over her face, and joked that she was basically training to be the next Kanye West.
He captioned the silly snap, "Damn, My baby Ayva is pulling a Kanye already!! #dontgetmadeYeimjustjoking#mybabygotjokeslikeherdaddy."
Sean has also been tweeting a ton about his life as a first-time dad. After thanking all of his fans on Twitter for their well wishes, he revealed that his daughter is already keeping him up late.
Well, Jay Sean, if little Ayva is a fan of "Rocky" and pulling a Kanye, it sounds like she'll be keeping your hands full for the next couple of years!
Congratulations to the happy family.
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart is defending Kanye West's recent outbursts over his supposed marginalization in the fashion world.
In an interview with RollingOut.com, Hart says he understands West's frustration with the fashion industry because the rapper feels like no one in fashion will give him a chance to produce his own clothing.
The "Grudge Match" actor explains that Kanye's frustration often emerges as a "rage of passion." Kevin recommended that people start looking past the surface of Kanye's rants and outbursts and instead focus on the messages behind them.
Hart even co-signed Kanye's fashion abilities by saying that the rapper really "knows what he's talking about."
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Kylie Jenner talks about Jaden Smith, fame and her prom dreams in Seventeen Prom.
“Since I was 9 years old, I’ve been in the entertainment business, and everyone is always telling me what – and what not – to do,” the reality star tells the magazine. “You just get a tough skin and have to not care about what people think or you will not end up in a good place.”
Jenner says, “I don’t have a boyfriend, but I do really want that boyfriend prom experience. I would want to go with someone who’s not afraid, or doesn’t think that he’s too cool, to show up at my house with a rose corsage.”
“It would be nice for the guy to come over and be respectful and nice while my mom takes prom pics,” she explains. “But if I couldn’t find a boyfriend, I would want to go with one of my best guy friends, like Jaden [Smith]. I know I’d have fun with him – he makes me laugh and he is a great dancer.”
And what is Jenner’s preferred prom style?
“I borrow things from my sisters’ closets all of the time. For prom, I’d probably raid Khloe’s for shoes (she has the best shoes!), and Kim’s for dresses and handbags because I really admire her style a lot,” she tells the magazine.
Once she hits the dance, expect to see her take charge.
Jenner explains, “I love to dance, so I’m definitely always the first one out on the dance floor. And when it comes to guys, I don’t get shy. So if I wasn’t with a date, I wouldn’t have a problem going up to a guy and just saying, ‘Are you gonna dance with me?’ Trust me, it’ll work for you too! Guys like it when you aren’t afraid to make the first move.”
"Complex" magazine is addressing the decision to publish Wale's heated reaction to not being included on the magazine's list of 50 Best Albums of 2013.
Senior Editor Rob Krenner says that after the rapper called the magazine last week to complain about the snub, editors spent the afternoon debating about whether to publish his words.
While some believed the dispute should be handled behind the scenes, they ultimately decided that it was better to publicly document the phone call, which included threats to "Complex" staff. Kenner says the threats "must be taken seriously and addressed."
He also called Wale's threats a "legitimate story" that warranted coverage.
Even though the magazine decided publish the phone call, Kenner says they still recognize the "value in maintaining a healthy working relationship with [Wale] and the rest of his MMG affiliates."
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It’s another baby North West pic!
Kim Kardashian shared an adorable photo of her six-month-old daughter on Monday, posting the image to Instagram and writing, “SMILE” (see right).
Of course, baby North made her debuton grandma Kris Jenner’s talk show in August, and was seen swaddled in October.
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