Director Alec Keshishian — who knows a thing or two about documenting a pop star — brings us a fictionalized tale with Fergie portraying a popstar named Fenix who realizes she has less and less need for the man who keeps trying to control her career.
Ariana Grande and director Chris Marrs Piliero proved their sci-fi bonafides on "Break Free", so not a surprise to see them zoom back to that Barbarellatastic world to settle the issue of whether or not Greedo shot first.
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.
Welcome to La Jungla, a steamy strip club where sparks fly between band leader Bruno Mars and a featured dancer. Also caliente is Freida Pinto of Slumdog Millionaire as the dancer, and Luis Guzman as the club owner.
And after a clever engagement campaign, Justin Timberlake unveils the "Take Back The Night" video. It's a celebratory clip that takes the pop star through the NYC night — a deserved victory lap for anyone who can can pack Yankee Stadium twice — leading from Uptown Baby to the electric streets of Chinatown. The overall vibe is somewhere between the opening montage for SNL, the Copacabana tracking shot from Goodfellas (that every director seems to want to recreate) and the mid-period Michael Jackson video of your choice.