After four days of voting, that hasn’t been the case.
Though there are six worthy jams competing for your votes ? Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop,” Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It,” Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s “I Need Your Love” and One Direction’s “Best Song Ever” ? two songs have pulled way ahead of the pack, and it looks like it’ll come down to 1D vs. Miley for the Summer Song crown.
Yes, the Directioners and the Smilers have been voting early and often, and right now, “Best Song Ever” leads “We Can’t Stop” by more than 600,000 votes. But that lead is shrinking by the second … mostly because Miley has been turning up the heat on Twitter, and it looks like her fans have responded to her pleas.
#votemiley we trend it ill do ask miley tomorrow ??? VMAs
“Best Song Ever” and “We Can’t Stop” are the only two songs to have crossed the million-vote mark as of Thursday afternoon (1D is actually well past 2 million at this point), and though the Selenators have helped guide “Come & Get It” to a third-place showing, well, they’re going to need to kick it into overdrive if the song stands a chance of catching our top two.
As for the rest of the field, well, they’re having a tough time making up ground. “Get Lucky” is stuck in fourth place, followed by “Blurred Lines” and “I Need Your Love.”
Then again, the Best Song of the Summer race is far from over: Voting in the category will remain open until the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, August 25 … and you can help your favorite artist win it all via Twitter, Instagram or Vine by using the appropriate hashtag:#votemiley, #votedaftpunk, #voteselena, #voteonedirection, #votethicke or #votecalvinandellie.
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Barclays Center in Brookln!
Showing off his ripped bod, the “Savages” star chatted about his recent visits to the gym and working out with his wife, filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood.
Check out a few highlights from Mr. Johnson’s Q&A session below. For more, be sure to visit Men’s Health UK!
On becoming a gym newbie: “Only recently have I been introduced to the gym and heavy weightlifting and things like that. Before that, when I grew up, I just did a lot of gymnastics and dance. I had more of an athletic background but nothing where I was in the gym or using any kind of weights.”
On his superhero training: “Throughout the movie he’s still got to be a weedy kid from high school so I couldn’t have anything too dramatic. It had to be a reveal at the end. We got around that by wearing a lot baggier clothes. I’d put on weight and then I’d drop weight the minute I’m on set. That was the hardest thing, to maintain what you’d built up.”
On exercising: “You do become a bit reliant on working out. I feel a bit jittery otherwise. Or you’ve got to go run it off. It’s good, that’s another, it really motivated me to be in shape and keep healthy. You think about what you’re eating. But not too much: I’m eating pancakes and donuts right now. Everything in moderation.”
On staying fit with Sam: “My wife does yoga and I do yoga also. Although I find the two don’t go together, you can’t just smash up heavy weights and do yoga otherwise you find you can barely put your hands behind your back.”
Fresh off the release of her “Applause” lyric video, Lady Gaga’s third and fourth covers for V Magazine’s Fall 2013 issue finally hit the web!
Not failing to shock the world with her unusual ensemble choices, the Mother Monster dons less clothing than the first and second spread, while adding a bit of glitter to the mix.
In the last portions of her interview with the publication, the “Born This Way” songstress discussed what she hopes her fans will learn from her upcoming album ARTPOP.
“I want them to experience that self-love through creation and in the way that your art can give back to you,” she explains. “That’s ultimately what I care mostly about, our collaborations, and establishing a line… Intellectualism doesn’t also have to be elitist. You don’t have to have money or know people to be smart. I feel that in my heart.”
In addition, Lady Gaga talked about keeping her zen in place and said, “Relaxation is so futile. I understand relaxation in only one way. I’m only relaxed when I’m on stage.”
She?s in charge of making sure celebrities stay in killer shape, and years ago Tracy Anderson whipped Gwyneth Paltrow into a red carpet goddess.
The beautiful fitness guru explained that she had to work hard to get the ?Shakespeare in Love? lady on the right track, especially since she had some lingering baby weight.
Of her first meeting with Gwyn in 2006, Tracy noted, “She said, ‘I know you have a son — I just had Moses — and I can’t get this weight off. I’ve never had a problem like this in my life.?? Anderson recalled.
Paltrow “had 35 extra pounds on her. Her butt was long and she had outer thigh problems. Gwyneth is lucky because she’s really tall, so she can hide it really well in clothes, but she had significant problem areas.”
“I felt so badly for her, and thought I could really help. So, I agreed, and she did everything I asked. Now, seven years later, she looks younger every year; she’s totally transformed.?
WWE superstar Darren Young just dropped a bombshell, telling TMZ, he’s gay … and no, this isn’t part of the act.
Darren was at LAX Wednesday when we asked whether a gay wrestler could succeed in WWE, and Darren laughed, saying, “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”
For the record, Darren is now the first openly gay wrestler ever at WWE … and the first headlining wrestler ever to come out while still signed to a major promotion.
Other pro wrestlers have been rumored to be gay, but that’s it … just rumors.
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On Monday, after rush-releasing her comeback single “Applause” to combat leaks, she hit up West Hollywood hotspot Micky’s to shoot a lyric video for the track, then spent Tuesday editing the clip with the Haus of Gaga (while simultaneously promoting her multiple V magazine covers and tweeting with Cher, mind you), in the hopes of premiering it Wednesday (August 14) afternoon.
Of course, not everything can go like Gaga, and, after promising the “Applause” vid would go online “momentarily,” her fans were left hanging for more than three hours (or “84 years”) before the clip actually appeared. Though they’d be the first to tell you that the finished product was worth the wait.
Mostly because a lot of them are probably in it.
Gaga goes guerilla in the video, shooting most of it herself with a hand-held camera. She cavorts with her fans and clubgoers, gets up-close-and-personal with some fierce drag performers (who work the catwalk), and mouths several lyrics to the song, all while her face is painted up in makeup similar to the “Applause” cover. In an earlier tweet, she encouraged her Little Monsters to show up for the shoot in a similar style, and a whole lot of them did just that, only adding another level of connection to the clip.
The whole thing feels very much like the recap of a very wild night, shot fast-and-loose with minimal edits and a whole lot of bare skin … it’s immediate and intimate and, well, that’s precisely the point.
In fact, unlike most other lyric videos ? Katy Perry’s “Roar,” for example ? in “Applause,” the lyrics are almost secondary. Sure, they’re there, scrawled out on the screen in bright colors, but really, this one is about the fans: this was their night, and this is their song. And even if they had to wait a while to see “Applause” in all its glory, well, at least now they’ve got a memento of a night they’ll never forget. If they can even remember it, that is.