Fergie's got the West Coast's current top beatmaker DJ Mustard on the beat (hoe) in this tribute to California Girls and the bright lights of LA. Stay tuned to the end for the postcard recap, where specific video cameos by the likes of Wilmer Valderrama and Kelly Osbourne are joined by shout-outs by Ryan Seacrest and other L.A. lovers.
We've seen music videos premiere nearly everywhere, so it was only a matter of time before Twitter directly joined the fun. Ricky Martin's new "Adios" video — in both English and Spanish versions — launched today directly on his @ricky_martin twitter feed.
Welcome to Fall Fest, as hosted by Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and film director Edgar Wright. Despite the intergallactic leanings of all involved, things are kept fairly natural as they pay homage to the breeziest element. That's not to say they entirely stay earthbound: We have a troupe of ribbon dancers who could have blown in from the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon remake and the (forgive the pun, please) very rocking Daft Punk cameo takes flight as well.
Can Iggy Azaela do for Kill Bill what they did for Clueless? Hell, yes. Basically presented as a diner daydream where Waitress Iggy wishes her knife was a Katana — the better to chop down loudmouth actor Michael Madsen, who was in Kill Bill and other Tarantino flicks — "Black Widow" is a sexy and slick kung-fu adventure with Rita Ora and Iggy kicking ass and getting revenge.
Obviously an Excessive Machine would be a bit much — the line is drawn at boob rockets — but Ariana Grande gets surprising campy and unsurpisingly sexy in a sci-fi romp that occupies a galaxy somwhere between Barbarella and Flash Gordon.
"Burning Gold" is one of those sneaky videos that lets a highly individual pop star try on some more traditional glam styles in the name of a narrative, and then throw it all away to maintain her core image and edge. In this case it's a spin on the Dreamgirls dynamic with Christina Perri getting plucked from a bar and made into a starlet. All is fabulous and glammy, until she realizes that her mentor/lover has moved onto the next one and she's ready to get back to the basics in a fiery conclusion.