Kanye West, Kim Kardashian “Bound 2″ Revisoned by James Franco, Topless Seth Rogen

Kanye West’s new video “Bound 2,” featuring his fianceé Kim Kardashian’s breasts and her breathless, knowing utterances of

Uh huh honey

is A) self-will run riot;  B) a brilliant self-parody; C) a sign of the  impending collapse of Western Civilization; D) all of the above. Sans narrative and set in Monument Valley and outer space (and perhaps Kanye’s subconscious), “Bound 2″  explores the rapper’s profound, passionate and complex relationship with Kim Kardashian, acknowledging the conflict between love and materialism that surface in the couple’s union, ultimately ending on a note of hope-or is it resignation?

I wanna fuck you hard on the sink
After that, give you something to drink
Step back, can’t get spunk on the mink…

And hey, ayo, we made it, Thanksgiving
So hey, maybe we can make it to Christmas
She asked me what I wished for on the wishlist
Have you ever asked your bitch for other bitches?
Maybe we could still make it to the church steps

Now James Franco and Seth Rogen have created their own shot-by-shot version of “Bound 2″ called “Bound 3,” which further cements the utter surreal perfection of Kanye’s Nick West-directed video. Kim Kardashian loves it tweeting:

You nailed  it!!! Sooo funny!

Rogen and Franco shot their homage, entitled “Bound 3″ on the set of their new political comedy/thriller The Interview, directed by Rogen and his longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg, and written by Rogen, Goldberg and Dan Weaver. Franco plays a a good looking, but vapid talk-show host and Rogen his long suffering producer who travel fall into the middle of  the CIA’s assassination attempt on the  prime minister of North Korea.

Rogen and Franco have starred before in Pineapple Express and End of the World. “Bound 3″ marks their first music video collaboration.  The song “Bound 2″ in now number 5 on the Billbaord Hot 100. It premier last week on Ellen. I’m sure her her audience was grateful for the tip

Step back, can’t get spunk on the mink.

It is a good piece of advice, and one I always make sure is followed.

With Thanksgiving only two days away, will Kim and Kanye to make it through the turkey, dressing and stuffing, all the way to Christmas, and to the church steps? Oh gods, please yes, if only to see the next video. And hopefully Rogen and Franco’s response.

 

 

 

Kim Kardashian: 10% of Old Clothes Sales for Philippines Relief, Victoria & David Beckham Donate Clothes to Red Cross Shop, One Direction UK Telethon Raises Millions

 

Kim Kardashian claims she’s getting behind the Philippine Typhoon effort in a big way. Uh huh honey.

Hi guys, this is a very special auction because a portion of the proceeds of my eBay auction are going to International Medical Corps, which is a nonprofit organization that provides critical health services on remote islands where families are struggling to access medical care and basic resources like food, clean drinking water and vital medications.

What portion of the proceeds? Each item, ranging from a Stella McCartney yellow dress currently bid to $2,650 to new-with-tags yoga shorts ($23.50) carries this notice, informing buyers that 10% of the proceeds will go to International Medical Corps. Kardashian’s wealth is estimated at $40 million and is famously engaged to Kanye West (aka Yeezus) and appears in his new intentional self-parody video “Bound 2.”

London-based fashion and sports powerhouses Victoria and David Beckham took a different approach to relief efforts in the Philippines. They are supporting the British Red Cross Drop, donating boxes of clothes directly to a Red Cross shop in Chelsea, West London. Fashion designer Victoria Beckham tweeted:

Typhoon Haiyan has devastated the Philippines, killing thousands and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. The British Red Cross is now carrying out an enormous humanitarian relief project to help all those people in desperate need. David and I are supporting the Red Cross Shop Drop for the Philippines campaign and we urge everyone in Britain to do the same.

Also in the United Kingdom, super boy-band One Direction launched plans for a telethon via Twitter, and the event which included chef Jamie Oliver, the cast of Downton Abbey, and UK-centric stars raised about $60 million dollars.

In the United States, CBS held a Los Angeles-based telethon on November 13th benefiting the Red Cross, featuring contestants from Survivor, Survivor host Jeff Probst, and members from the cast of The View and The Doctors. The event, broadcast on local KCBS 2 and KCAL 9, as well CBS radio affiliates, raised $164,000 to date.

Hurricane Sandy Benefit: Paul McCartney Fronts Nirvana

Oh this is just so many levels of wrong and before this even airs, my eyes are bleeding and brain is screaming

CANNOT UNSEE!

I am sure musicologists can cite all sort of reasons about parallel complex harmonies in the Beatles and Nirvana, and critics can reel off both bands’  influences on society. But that doesn’t stop that fact that Paul McCartney, who dyes his hair a really ugly shade of Arnuld Schwarzenegger brown (which used to be called Ronald Reagan auburn–can’t these rich dudes afford a decent colorist?), and is like, not really that angry a guy (unless he can channel his Heather Mills divorce rage) will be fronting Nirvana. I mean it’s cool that he’s 70 and still wants to like be in a band. But NIRVANA?!

Except it’s not Nirvana, really, it’s some thrown together jam, and they will be playing a new song, if you can believe UK tabloid, The Sun. (Numerous news reports have confirmed that McCartney will be joining Nirvana)

Granted it will get us to watch. But still, really…WTF was anybody thinking?

How about SNOOP DOGG. Singing “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Or  “About a Girl.” Or “Clean Up Before She Comes.” Or “Come As You Are.” Now that would have been bad ass.  But no, according to The Sun, it will be a new song.

Sir Paul said he rang Dave Grohl [now Foo Fighter, formerly Nirvana's drummer]who asked him to come along to “jam with some mates”. Macca had suggested they “just make something up”

Make something up?! WTF?

He jammed with Grohl on drums, bassist Krist [Novoselic] and guitarist member Pat Smear and then, The Sun reports, Paul said:

I didn’t really know who they were. They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said ‘Whoa? You guys haven’t played together for all that time?’ And somebody whispered to me ‘That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt.’ I couldn’t believe it.

Yo, Paul. Kurt’s dead. And according to some rumors, so are you.Billboard, which will be live streaming the event beginning at 7:30 ET, says:

The Hurricane Sandy Benefit  will feature performances by Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, The Who, Roger Waters and Paul McCartney. For over four hours, music’s brightest stars will scorch the stage to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, which will aid disaster victims following this fall’s super-storm.

AZ: Rage Against the Machine Leads Musician Boycott


Rage Against the Machine is spearheading an boycott against Arizona’s new (anti) immigration bill. The band’s lead singer, Zach de la Rocha is the spokesperson for Sound Strike, which is targeting the legislation and calling for artists to stay out the state until the measure is repealed.

Other artists on board with the boycott include Cypress Hill,Kanye West, Joe Satriani, Michael Moore, Serj Tankian, Shakira, Sonic Youth, Spank Rock, and Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte.

In an open letter de la Rocha wrote:

Fans of our music, our stories, our films and our words can be pulled over and harassed every day because they are brown or black, or for the way they speak, or for the music they listen to. This law opens the door for them to be shaked down [sic], or even worse, detained and deported while just trying to travel home from school, from home to work, or when they just roll out with their friends.


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