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

Tina Fey’s new sitcom is moving from NBC to Netflix

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

A little while back, it was announced that Tina Fey was working on a new sitcom for NBC–Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt–about a girl who escapes a cult and starts over in New York City. Except like all the best peacock shows, it is no longer on NBC, as it's already been sold to Netflix. So if you were planning on waiting for the entire season to come out so you can binge watch it, good news! So this is probably a first: Netflix has picked up MORE

Idina Menzel Performs ‘Holiday Wishes’ in NYC

Idina Menzel

The holidays have never really been Idina Menzel’s favorite time of year. During an intimate concert for iHeartRadio Live in New York last Thursday, the Tony Award-winner and voice of Elsa in Disney’s juggernaut Frozen recalled how, when she was fifteen, she learned on Thanksgiving morning that her parents were getting a divorce. She remembered the turkey getting thrown in the garbage, the potatoes being tossed down the drain, and MORE

Beyoncé’s “7/11″ has a #FLAWLESS music video

Beyoncé "7/11"

Last week, we were blessed with a pair of heavenly delights as Beyoncé debuted two brand new songs which would be appearing on the platinum edition of her 5th self-titled studio album (available now). Well, one of them, "7/11", already has its own music video, and Beyoncé managed to put everything I like in it: Christmas, fake nunchucks / lightsaber fights, and pure unadulterated college girl drunkery. Also, Beyoncé! Get off that rolling chair MORE

Beyoncé blesses us with two new tracks … “7/11″ & “Ring Off”

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Like all massively selling albums, Beyoncé's self-titled fifth studio album (released by surprise last December without any promotion or announcement) is getting its own box set platinum edition tomorrow (iTunes), which can only mean one thing: new bonus tracks–yay! So take a listen to the two new songs that will be included on the box set, "7/11" (now with a music video) and "Ring Off". I have absolutely no idea what "7/11" is about ... MORE

Kathy Griffin: Officially stepping up to the ‘Fashion Police’ plate

Kathy Griffin Fashion Police

For the past few weeks, rumors have been going around that Kathy Griffin would be stepping in to take the lead on Fashion Police. It didn't hurt that Griffin herself had gone on the record to say that she had been asked, and also that Melissa Rivers had given the show her blessing to keep on keeping on (she also produces Fashion Police). Well, as of yesterday, it's official: Kathy has been named the new lead on Fashion Police–I do believe that MORE