Following Lady Gaga's super-sized "Telephone" video in March, the enigmatic pop star has debuted an eight-minute clip for "Alejandro" that pairs provocative military and religious imagery.
Jail, poison, Beyonce: Lady Gaga debuts her latest brainchild
Male dancers in various states of dress (sometimes full uniform, sometimes just fishnets and skivvies) accompany the diva, who simulates sex with them in a snowy underworld that's part Evita, part Dr. Zhivago. The dreary video is an odd visual match for the song itself, which uncannily recalls the peppy, tropical vibe of Madonna's "La Isla Bonita."
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The tune is not the only "homage" to the Material Girl. In one dance sequence, Gaga wears a black pantsuit that recalls Madonna's "Express Yourself" get-up. Gaga puts a finer point on Madonna's cone bra by attaching guns to her black leather version. Throw in a few close-ups of rosary beads and Gaga in a red-and white nun's habit, which, well, come on, we've see all that somewhere before.
Watch the video and weigh in on Gaga's mini-movie after the jump.
Parents and conservationists, unite! Miley Cyrus' new video features her dancing in a cage while dressed as a rare bird.
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The 17-year-old, who previously set off alarms by dancing alongside a pole at the Teen Choice Awards, debuts smoky eyes and a skimpy outfit that includes a $25,000 corset. (Price courtesy of Us Weekly.)
The super-symbolic video for "Can't Be Tamed" features Cyrus as a rare species who breaks free from her cage.
Watch the video after the jump.
Guess what, guys? Christina Aguilera is not over her whole "Dirrty" phase, if the new video for "Not Myself Tonight" is any indication
In the S&M inspired clip, Aguilera wears several dominatrix-style outfits as she dances, crawls, writhes and makes obscene gestures. There's also a smattering of obligatory girl-on-girl action with Step Up's Jenna Dewan.
The video, which debuted on Vevo at midnight Thursday, is already being called a Lady Gaga and/or Madonna rip-off — which in many ways it is.
Watch the video after the jump. (WARNING: The following contains some seriously kinky stuff)
There's a reason the critics are raving about Glee, and it's not its hard-hitting approach to tackling teen issues. It's the musical performances! The Gleeks' interpretations of a wide range of ballads, raps, rock anthems and show tunes are what make this campy new series just plain fun. The show's first soundtrack album, Glee: The Music, Volume 1, hits stores today. To celebrate — and to sustain yourself through the hiatus — check out a list of our favorite musical numbers (and a few of our least favorites) and weigh in with your list.
Glee song goes gold
Song: "Don't Stop Believin'"
Original Artist: Journey
Why We Loved It: It's the song that started the Gleek phenomenon, and what a way to kick it off. The talented kiddies of McKinley High take the '80s power ballad and use it as their mantra to get New Directions off the ground. Their peppy cover reached the No. 1 spot on iTunes.
Watch the video after the jump.
The final music video directed by Heath Ledger is out online now.
The actor, who won a posthumous supporting-actor Oscar for The Dark Knight, had behind-the-camera interests, too, specifically directing music videos.
The video is for the song "Cause An Effect" recorded by Ledger's childhood friend...
Fall Out Boy's lead singer Patrick Stump is a lost soul out at sea in the group's brand-new music video for "What a Catch, Donnie." Check out Stump all alone on his boat, with nothing but his trusty piano and his new friend the seagull. Plus, keep an ear open for some familiar lyrics.
Shakira is showing off her famous mid-region (and some leg) in a new video for her single, "She Wolf" off her album Beware of the She Wolf.
Rather than just shaking and gyrating her hips, Shakira isn't shy about contorting her body in a cage and showing off her isolation moves. Donning a flesh-toned body suit and black spandex with massive cutouts helps up the sexy factor quite a bit as well.
Watch the Colombian beauty unleash her inner animal in the video after the jump.