As Katniss Everdeen, Jennifer Lawrence has returned to the world of Panem to lead her people against an evil empire — and we have the teaser to prove it.
By Adrian Prelvukaj
Amanda Bynes and her black BMW are making headlines again!
The actress reportedly got into another hit-and-run accident over the weekend, according to TMZ. A Los Angeles woman filed a police report yesterday (August 5) claiming that Bynes rear-ended her, damaging her back bumper. Following a brief conversation, the “Easy A” starlet allegedly drove off without exchanging any insurance information.
The woman stated that when she got out her insurance information Bynes “seemed nervous about that.” The 26-year-old actress proceeded to tell her that the damage to her vehicle didn’t seem too bad, so she attempted to push her bumper back into place.
According to the woman, Bynes’ BMW was significantly damaged, but the actress drove off without exchanging information.
The actress has been involved in several accidents this summer, including an April 6 collision with a Los Angeles police car that resulted in a DUI charge. TMZ reports she was also involved in hit-and-run incidents on May 5 and May 27.
Bynes has said that she does not drink and even tweeted at President Obama in what seemed like an attempt to get the police officer who arrested her for DUI fired. “Hey @BarackObama… I don’t drink,” she wrote. “Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.”
Unfortunately for the actress, those earlier incidents were not the end of her vehicular troubles.
By Elizabeth Lancaster @lizzydl
President Barack Obama’s latest re-election campaign video has been released, and it’s all about who runs the world—GIRLS.
In the clip, Beyoncé reads from a letter she wrote to the First Lady Michelle Obama. She first posted the letter on her Tumblr as a way to tell the first lady, and the world, how grateful she is for everything Mrs. Obama has done for this country and for women everywhere. This is definitely not the first time Beyoncé or Michelle Obama have expressed their mutual adoration for one another, but it is the first time their affections have made their way onto the campaign trial.
Beyoncé describes the first lady as “humble, loving and sincere” in the campaign video, reading aloud from her handwritten letter. Queen B’s daughter Blue Ivy even entered the conversation near the end of the video with Bey adding, “I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to.”
The video ends with information on how to contribute to the Obama/Biden campaign, so while it may seem like a Beyonce/Michelle love fest, the clip is really an official part of the president’s re-election campaign.
What would you like to see Beyonce and Michelle do together next? Let us know in the comments below!
By Bryant Gilmore
The first single, “Settle Down,” from their highly anticipated sixth album, Push and Shove, will be released on July 16 with the album dropping just two short months later, on September 25. To refresh your memory, it’s been almost 11 years since the band released their last studio album, Rock Steady, and in the time since, they’ve released a greatest hits album, lead singer Gwen Stefani was sweetly inescapable as she embarked on a massively successful solo career and bassist Tony Kanal produced hits for artists including Pink, Shontelle and even Gwen. Guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young settled down and had a couple of children, as did Gwen and Tony, but apparently there are only so many times a rocker can watch “The Wiggles” with the kids before the urge to hit the stage takes over.
Now that No Doubt, who first rose to prominence in the ’90s, is on the comeback trail, we at MTV News sat down and pondered what other artists and bands from that era we would like to grace us with sweet music once again.
Ace of Base
The Swedish powerhouse foursome ruled the early ’90s with hits like “The Sign,” “Don’t Turn Around” and “All That She Wants” from their smash debut. Lady Gaga and Katy Perry both claim to have been influenced by Ace of Base. They’ve released four albums since, but after the indefinite departures of sisters Malin and Jenny Berggren, it looks like a reunion may be hard to come by. Sadly, we will just have to settle for humming “Don’t Turn Around” when we hear it in the elevator.
The Southern California trio broke through with “Inside Out” from their self-titled platinum debut, and “Here’s to the Night” became a staple at proms and high school graduations. They played their last show with the original line-up in 2004 before bassist Jon Siebels left the band to concentrate on other side projects. Lead singer Max Collins and drummer Tony Fagenson took their hiatus to work with Puddle of Mudd and even became an experimental music duo known as Sugi Tap. But they may be next in line in line after No Doubt for a comeback as the original line-up has reunited and are due to release their first album in 8 years, Speak in Code, later this year.
Third Eye Blind
Who didn’t know a TEB song? There was the ever-catchy “Semi-Charged Life” and “Never Let You Go,” the ode to suicide prevention “Jumper” and the more somber yet still made you scream out loud “How’s It Going to Be?” Despite some messy legal business that led two members of the original line-up to split, the guys seem to be primed to rule the airwaves once again as they have reportedly began work on a new album in London.
Oh, dancing Bee Girl, you and your awkward tap-dancing will always have a place in our hearts. “No Rain” helped propel the band’s first album into multi-platinum status and showed us that whistling in song was cool way before Foster the People brought their pumped up kicks around.
“Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong,” “Two Princes,” “Jimmy Olsen’s Blues,” need we to say anymore? After releasing the album Here Comes the Bride, lead singer Chris Barron almost lost his signing voice for good due to a case of acute vocal cord paralysis. Thankfully, he recovered and the band played a comeback show in 2001 at The Wetlands, a noted NYC venue that has since closed. They have stayed largely off the radar, touring here and there, but in 2011, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their mega-successful album, Pocket Full of Kryptonite, they released a special edition with bonus material and followed that with a tour through the U.S. and U.K.
“Runaway Train” was a top 5, Grammy-winning hit and its video shined a light on abused, missing and neglected children to such a powerful extent that the band was invited to play the inaugaration of President Bill Clinton in 1993 at the height of their success. Sadly, in 2006, the band lost founding member and bass guitarist Karl Mueller to throat cancer. Their latest album, Delayed Reaction, is scheduled for release on July 17.
To this day, “Sex and Candy” still inspires an impromptu sing-along. It reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, spent 15 weeks at #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and pushed the band’s self-titled 1997 album to platinum status. The band is releasing a compilation album this year, titled Lunch, Recess, and Detention, and will embark on The Summerland 2012 Tour with other fellow ’90s rock bands Gin Blossoms, Lit, Sugar Ray and Everclear.
The Miami native outlines his rise to the top of the charts in the VH1 special.
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