Category Archives: MTV: Unlocking the Truth

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony had one of the most elaborate performances at the VMAs this past weekend, complete with a rain shower, a cameo from Gucci Mane, and dramatic mic drops. The moment that has everyone talking, though, is when an anonymous fifth member was suddenly booted from the stage right before the girls started singing. Many interpreted it as a not-so-subtle dig at former member Camila Cabello, but 5H say there’s more to the story.

During their post-VMAs visit to Good Morning America on Tuesday (August 29), the girls said the performance was more about the group’s future than the past.

“We get asked all the time if we’re getting a fifth member,” Ally Brooke said. “We wanted to show the world in an artistic way that, hey, the four of us are Fifth Harmony.”

mindy Kaling, pregnancy

Nearly one month after news first broke of her pregnancy, Mindy Kaling is finally opening up about what motherhood means to her. In a new interview for Sunday TODAY, she said she’s “really excited” about becoming a mom.

“It’s so unknown to me,” Kaling told host Willie Geist in the clip below. “I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I’m like, OK, it’s out of my hands, which is kind of a fun feeling.”

The Mindy Project creator and comedian followed up with a fitting joke: “It’s so easy to criticize parenting until you’re a parent, so one of the nice things about becoming a parent is that I’ll be able to openly criticize other parenting because I will have a child.”

Interestingly enough, her Mindy Project character also welcomed a son in Season 4, and Kaling wrote numerous episodes

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bruno mars, music, pop, R&B, VAMS, zendaya

Bruno Mars is in the middle of a solid run of wearing great shirts in his music videos (including “24K Magic,” up for Video of the Year at this year’s VMAs). The latest offering is the visual for steamy ballad “Versace on the Floor” — the one that sounds a lot like Michael Jackson’s “She’s Out of My Life” — and it features Zendaya in a starring role as Mars’ neighbor.

As he wears yet another outstanding shirt that you can’t see all that well because he’s sitting behind a piano in darkened room, Zendaya is just one room away listening intently, singing along, and moving her body to the music. At one point, Mars seemingly unzips her dress using nothing but the power of sexy piano chords and his silken voice. Impressive.

I won’t spoil the ending of this video, but I’ll say it does honor the song’s title in a very specific way. Check it out above. And

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Frank Ocean, R&B

Frank Ocean, king of canceled festival appearances, has actually been pretty faithful about his live commitments lately. After pulling the plug on his headlining summer slots at Sasquatch! and Hangout earlier this year, Ocean recently performed at Panorama in New York City, NorthSide in Denmark, and FYF in Los Angeles. This is all to say that any time Ocean is back onstage is a good time, and his recent gig at Sweden’s Way Out West was an even better time than usual, based on some fan-captured footage.

As The Fader points out, Ocean was joined by a sprawling string ensemble (as well as his usual backing band) for the Blonde cuts “Good Guy,” “Ivy,” and “Nikes,” as well as Channel Orange‘s “Forrest Gump,” and “Never Can Say Goodbye,” a Jackson 5 cover.

Magic. #wowgbg #wow2017 #frankocean #orchestra

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Baby, ian somerhalder, nikki reed

Former onscreen vampires Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have reportedly welcomed their first (human) child into the world. According to E! News, Reed gave birth to a baby girl, named Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder, on July 25.

The couple announced their pregnancy in May with a super-sweet Instagram photo of Somerhalder kissing Reed’s baby bump. “Hi Little One,” Reed captioned the photo. “I know you, but only because I feel you. How is it possible to love someone so much already? All I know for sure is it’s the strongest feeling I’ve ever felt.”

In a separate Instagram post, Somerhalder called the pregnancy an “exciting” next chapter for him and his lovely wife, who tied the knot in April 2015. “This has been the most special time of our lives and we wanted to keep it between the three of us for as long as possible so we could enjoy this

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britney spears

Britney Spears was thrilled to return to Las Vegas and get back on her Britney: Piece of Me schedule after a few weeks off, but her plans for a typical show hit a serious snag when a fan crossed a line and derailed the performance in a dangerous way.

Spears was just wrapping “Crazy” on August 9 when a yet-to-be-identified individual bypassed security and theater personnel and made his way onto the stage, TMZ reports.

After concluding the number and turning her attention to the crowd, Spears realized that half of her dance crew was either facing the back of the stage or apprehending the crasher as her security detail joined her on the lip of the stage. Confused, she asks them what’s going on, and is clearly terrified when she asks her guard if the man had a gun.

The crasher was bounced from Planet Hollywood’s AXIS Theater, but not

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SZA’s “Supermodel” video is here, and it’s a cautionary tale for pesky exes and a playbook in revenge fantasy for …

SZA’s “Supermodel” video is here, and it’s a cautionary tale for pesky exes and a playbook in revenge fantasy for everyone else (emphasis on “fantasy”).

In the Nabil-directed clip, our girl struts through a magical forest while getting doused with fairy dust that only makes her stronger and more amped for vengeance. She winds up at a packed playground, where she uses her powers to turn the tables on the ridiculing dude who did her wrong. It’s a wildly fantastical scene, especially when SZA starts shooting fireworks from her fingertips like the fly fairy queen she is.

SZA’s “Supermodel” video comes just days after she celebrated her VMA nomination for Best New Artist. If that’s not cause to use this amazing GIF, then I don’t know what is.

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Ten years after Paramore burst into our lives with “Misery Business,” singer Hayley Williams is clearing the air …

Ten years after Paramore burst into our lives with “Misery Business,” singer Hayley Williams is clearing the air about a sour lyric from the 2007 anthem.

The couplet in question goes like this: “Once a whore, you’re nothing more / I’m sorry, that will never change.” That lyric has been the subject of some backlash in recent years, with some people decrying its “anti-feminist” message. For Williams, though, it’s just another example of how much she’s grown since she first wrote the lyric as a teenager.

“The thing that annoyed me was that I had already done so much soul-searching about it, years before anyone else had decided there was an issue,” Williams said in an interview with Track 7. “When the [backlash started], I sort of had to go and rehash everything in front of everybody. It was important, however, for me to show humility in that moment. I was a 17-year-old

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Chance The Rapper, kendrick lamar

Remember the endless parade of celebrity pals Taylor Swift welcomed to the stage on her 1989 tour? Kendrick Lamar has been on a similar streak this week, bringing out J. Cole in Detroit and surprising Brooklyn with 2 Chainz.

Thursday night (July 27), he continued the tradition in Chicago by tapping the city’s crown prince of hip-hop, Chance the Rapper, to take the stage for a thunderous performance of “No Problem” that had the entire arena singing along.

Chance and Kendrick, both in red, also jumped and danced around onstage together as the song blared overhead. As plenty of fan-captured footage reveals, it was great.

Kendrick just brought Chance on stage! Crazy! @kendricklamar @chancetherapper #kungfukenny #chancetherapper #kendricklamar #damntour #chicago @complex #hiphop #music #culture #damn

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birthday, Celeb Birthday, selena gomez

25 is a big birthday, but Selena Gomez chose to mark this milestone on July 22 not with a lavish shindig or a crazy themed soiree: She opted to just throw on a sweatshirt, scarf some beautiful cake, and bask in the glow of her affection and appreciation for her nearest and dearest pals.

Thank you for all of my bday love. I couldn’t be more blessed. A lot of you don’t realize how much you mean to me. I. Love. You. –think 25 is going to be epic. xo

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Gomez’s assistant documented the set-up of the party from early in the morning until long after Gomez had blown out her candles, and it involved picking up a lovely robin’s egg blue cake — along with a ton of

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