All Tied Up: FKA Twigs’ “Pendulum”

FKA Twigs / "Pendulum"

A quick aside here: At my dayjob (Northbound Leather), there's a TV behind the cash register that runs footage from our past fashion shows. One of my favorite bits to watch comes from Bento, which features a rope bondage suspension that creates, as I put it, a human chandelier. Super cool stuff. Anyway, I bring this up because FKA Twigs' new music video for "Pendulum" features tons of amazing rope work, including some seriously impressive MORE

Lana Del Rey wants to take us all on a ‘Honeymoon’

Lana Del Rey | Hollywood Forever Cemetery | October 18, 2014

Lana Del Rey's career has been running pretty hot and cold from the start: Lana's first single, 2011's "Video Games" still remains a glorious fantasy, residing in a vague fog between earnest co-dependence  and winking irony. On the other hand, her 2012 debut album Born To Die was incredibly uneven as a whole, and mainstream success (thanks in large part to "Summertime Sadness"–the remix by Cedric Gervais) brought with it people who took MORE

Music Video / Sia / “Elastic Heart”

Sia / "Elastic Heart"

Hey everyone–happy new year! I wanted to drop in and quickly let you all know that PopBytes is currently undergoing a massive overhaul behind the scenes–the main content of the site will be shifting to something I love more than anything–music! There has been tons of music-related content over the years–however after almost twelve years of operation–music is now going to be the primary focus of PopBytes–mixed with dashes of TV, film MORE

Adam Sandler tops Forbes’ list of overpaid actors!

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Every year, after the holidays are over and the presents are unwrapped and we're eating leftover turkey and stuffing sandwiches for an entire week, Forbes likes to release their list of Hollywood's most overpaid actors. The concept is simple: You compare how much a star is paid versus how much they bring in and then math math math results. Anyway, it looks like Adam Sandler is topping the list for the second year in a row. I know, right? Who MORE

Catch Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint Movie’

Nicki Minaj / The Pinkprint Movie

Nicki Minaj has come a long way, hasn't she? When she started off, she played up a cartoonish look and personality ala Lady Gaga / Katy Perry, and after a solid debut with 2010's Pink Friday and then 2012's (mediocre) Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Nicki has settled into a pretty nice and successful groove of demure sexiness with ties to pop, dance, rap, and R&B. Anyway, for her third studio release, The Pinkprint (one of 2014's most solid and MORE

Starbomb returns with ‘Player Select’

Starbomb

Fun fact: Christmas is now less than a week away, so if you haven't gotten all your gift by now, SURPRISE! You're boned! But not to worry, here's an early Christmas present for you: Starbomb, the nerdcore rap / rock group comprised of Egoraptor (Arin Hanson) and NinjaSexParty (Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian) is back with a brand new album called Player Select! And they even have a new music video for their first single, a love letter to the MORE

Exclusive: PopBytes chats with Eden xo

Eden xo

Eden xo is ready for pop domination. It took a few false starts before she emerged as the confident and exciting songstress that she is today. The 25-year-old musician started out in a female-fronted punk band, Shut Up Stella, before moving to England to collaborate as a songwriter with some of the biggest hit makers it pop. When she returned to the US, she fronted Jessie and the Toy Boys (interviewed by PopBytes back in 2011), but after a MORE

Music Video: St. Vincent’s “Birth In Reverse”

St. Vincent

Thanks to the never-ending supply of "album of the year" lists being published again, St. Vincent is getting one last victory lap before we jump into a new calendar year. And rightly she should, because St. Vincent (the album, not the artist or the movie) really does deserve to be ranked in the upper tier. Anyway, now's probably as good a time as any to release the music video for her single, "Birth In Reverse," in which she serves high-fashion MORE

Christina Hendricks cast in Showtime’s ‘Roadies’

Christina Hendricks

True story here: When I was a teenager, back when I had long hippy hair, one of the guys I worked with used to tell me that I looked like the kid from 2000's Almost Famous. I had absolutely no idea if that was a compliment or just an observation in general; I just liked the attention. Anyway, I ended up watching it and it turns out Almost Famous (directed by Cameron Crowe_ was actually one of the best movies ever made. I say this because Crowe MORE

Official: Benedict Cumberbatch = Doctor Strange & Ryan Reynolds = Deadpool

Benedict Cumberbatch = Doctor Strange & Ryan Reynolds = Deadpool

In casting news that isn't really news because this has been plastered all over the web for a while now, two Marvel characters have officially been cast. The first being Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, who despite being the most obvious choice hasn't been confirmed until now. Via A/V Club: Marvel has officially confirmed that famous British guy Benedict Cumberbatch—best known for appearing in every casting rumor ever—will be MORE

Have you heard Hannah Diamond’s “Every Night” yet?

Hannah Diamond

As much as I love soulful indie folk and dark moody EDM, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for bubblegum pop. I think people tend to look down on pop for operating with a more readily accessible aesthetic, but when it's well executed, it can really be some of the most deliciously exquisite music out there. So with all that said, here's Hannah Diamond, a multi-hyphenate singer-photographer-creative-director whose new single, "Every MORE

007: Daniel Craig returns as James Bond for ‘Spectre’

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So apparently, this morning there was a massive live-stream where the details of the next James Bond film were revealed. Not too surprisingly, Daniel Craig is returning for next movie, called Spectre. They also took the time to reveal the new Bond car, as well as the new M, the new Q, and various other letters of the alphabet. Deadline reports ... Director Sam Mendes along with superspy Daniel Craig and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G MORE

Revealed: ‘Suicide Squad’ cast!

Suicide Squad

A few weeks back, it was rumored that Jared Leto and Margot Robbie would be starring in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, as the Joker and Harley Quinn respectively. Well, Variety reports that the full line-up has been announced–not only are Leto and Robbie in–you can also expect Tom Hardy and Will Smith, because DC really wants to make obscene amounts of money on this baby. I should know, I just sent them a post-dated check for a MORE

Exclusive: PopBytes talks with The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings Super Critical

When The Ting Tings exploded onto the music scene with their dynamic debut album We Started Nothing in 2008, it seemed that the pop / rock world had discovered the latest jewel in its crown. After a string of infectious hits, the band’s star was on the rise as they were featured in Apple commercials, performed at MTV’s Video Music Awards, toured with Pink, won award after award, and much more. But when their second album, Sounds from MORE