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Polo G And Lil Tjay Pop Out With Friends And Celebrate Some Wins In ‘First Place’

Chicago rapper Polo G and New York lyricist Lil Tjay had a huge year in 2019 with the release of their joint single “Pop Out” which went on to become platinum and peak at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Looking to replicate that success for the new year, the two have released a new collaboration, “First Place,” that’s a celebration of winning while looking at the past.

Where “Pop Out” was mostly about having fun, “First Place,” is more about smiling and realizing everything that they have around them. It’s powered by guitars and a captivating mix of drums that radiate the pair’s warmth. Though they reflect a bit on the harsh road that got them to where they are today, they look forward, ready to take over. “I know God got plans for me now/ Because he put bands on the plate,” raps Lil Tjay, happily. In the accompanying video, there are a lot of expensive clothes, cars, and friends. It’s a pretty simple and straightforward scene so, instead of looking for deeper meanings, you’re meant to bask in the wealth onscreen.

Lil Tjay’s debut LP, True 2 Self, dropped in October. It featured the “Leaked (Remix)” with Lil Wayne, which recently came with a wild video about a horny circus (yes, that’s a real thing). Polo G released his debut studio album, Die A Legend, last June.

Check out “First Place” up above.

Disney Is Dropping Fox’s Name Completely In Sweeping Rebranding

Yes, much like in Disney’s 1981 film The Fox and the Hound, anecdotally known as the saddest movie of all time, the fox is being left behind in the wilderness of Hollywood history, with no place left for it with Big Mama in a rapidly changing industry. The erasure of Fox is a highly symbolic change and one that reflects the magnitude of Disney’s acquisition and the new status quo.

Robert Downey Jr. Reflects On Use Of Blackface In Tropic Thunder

Of course, opinions are subjective, so while Robert Downey Jr. had some friends who were okay with him donning blackface in this manner, there were plenty of others who found this aspect of Tropic Thunder distasteful. As for where Downey’s head is at with Tropic Thunder now, while he acknowledges that there are folks who don’t like how Lincoln Osiris was handled, he maintains that he went into the role with the best of intentions, saying:

Tove Lo Takes An Awkward Uber Ride With Finneas In ‘Bikini Porn’ Video

Name any random place, and there’s a good chance Tove Lo has danced there in nothing but a bikini. A dirt road? Yep. The back of a truck? Yep. A drab record store and its adjacent parking lot? Yep, yep. And then there’s the gym, the pool, the bar, and everywhere in between. All the wild dancing antics go down in the Swedish star’s brand new video, for the aptly titled “Bikini Porn.”

“All I do is drink champagne all day, all day, all day / And I dance around my room naked, oh yeah, naked,” Tove sings on the upbeat track, which sounds like a very, very early contender for Song of the Summer. She even takes the lyric “Skinny dippin’ in the pool with me” and brings it to life in the visual, peeling her top off in an abandoned swimming pool. The vid’s real highlight, though, is when she climbs into a car with an Uber driver played by the song’s producer, Finneas. Let’s just say her backseat dancing might make him a little uncomfortable.

In a statement about the self-described “sexy and weird” vid, Tove said, “This video was very fun and very bizarre to shoot. … It’s sexual at times but also just funny and not every shot is meant to be flattering. Also big shout out to Finneas for doing the best cameo ever!!”

Finneas, meanwhile, gushed, “I’ve been a fan of  Tove Lo since the minute I first heard ‘Habits’ in 2014. … Bar for bar, she’s brilliant and ‘Bikini Porn’ was exactly the song I dreamed of producing for her.”

Tove dropped “Bikini Porn” earlier this week alongside another Finneas-produced track, the slower and more somber “Passion and Pain Taste the Same When I’m Weak.” The two new songs come ahead of the February launch of her Sunshine Kitty tour, named after the album she released last year.

The new video also comes after an exciting week for Finneas, Billie Eilish’s brother and sole collaborator. The siblings confirmed on Tuesday that they’ve written the title song for the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die, which Billie will sing. But before we hear that, watch him take the most awkward Uber ride ever in the video above.

Red Guardian: What We Know About David Harbour’s Black Widow Character From The Comics

As Tony Stark would put it, everything that makes Steve Rogers special “came out of a bottle,” but Red Guardian’s skills are not the result of a science experiment to create the next super soldier – just a strict workout plan. In addition to lacking the superhuman abilities and athleticism of Captain America, instead of a large shield, Alexi’s primary piece of combative equipment is a modestly-sized disc that would detach from his belt, which was embedded with magnets that allow it to easily return to him after throwing. For [inaugural Red Guardian Aleksey Lebedev](https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/AlekseyLebedev(Earth-616), it was a pistol.

Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds Had a Hilarious Sing-Off For Betty White’s 98th Birthday

Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, and Betty White all starred in the 2009 romantic comedy The Proposal, and it seems they’ve kept in touch since then. Exhibit A: This truly hilarious video Reynolds posted of himself and Bullock for White’s 98th birthday on Friday, January 17. The clip starts with the two actors singing “Happy Birthday” to White back and forth. Then, Reynolds goes rogue and starts a joking rant about how he loves White more than Bullock does.

“What does Sandy do for you every year?” Reynolds quips. “Like, show up and hand-deliver flowers for you wearing nothing but black socks and a dozen gold bracelets? Just like you requested? Doubt it.” Reynolds’s talking is intercut with Bullock still singing “Happy Birthday” like nothing is going on.

Honestly, the video deserves an Oscar. Watch it for yourself, below, because you deserve a little joy.

The Proposal, if you don’t remember, centers on a woman (Bullock) who fakes a relationship with her assistant (Reynolds) in order to avoid being deported back to Canada. Betty White plays Reynolds’s grandmother in the film. It grossed over $317.4 million at the box office and earned Bullock a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.

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In an interview with Parade a few years back, White joked that the secret to her long life has been vodka and hot dogs. But she did offer some sage advice for people: “Enjoy life,” she said. “Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look.”

Having Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock do a sing-off for your birthday certainly counts as “great stuff,” in my opinion.

Eminem And Juice WRLD Are Monsters In Surprise New Team-Up

Eminem and Juice WRLD are monsters on their new collaboration. A new song called “Godzilla” appears on Em’s surprise album, Music to Be Murdered to, that dropped today (January 17); on it, the two tackle a beastly beat and deliver some one-of-a-kind flows that make it one hell of a tune.

It’s nice to hear new Juice WRLD, following his death last December, and on “Godzilla,” he digs into his bag of expertly crafted melodic choruses. But Eminem here is in another space entirely, blacking out over the instrumental so quickly that it would give Sonic the Hedgehog a headache.

“Godzilla” begins with a brief clip of someone screaming “You’re a monster!” before Eminem begins his dark growl, spitting furiously like he’s chasing some prey in the middle of a forest at night. Juice comes with a werewolf-like message on the chorus, singing, “You get in my way, I’m gonna feed you to the monster / I’m normal during the day, but at night, I turn to a monster.”

When Eminem comes back, he cranks up the ear-twisting energy with a rapid-fire verse full of what Em does best. Listen close enough and you’ll catch “How can I have all these fans and perspire? / Like a liar’s pants, I’m on fire / And I got no plans to retire.”

Music to Be Murdered to also features Ed Sheeran, Q-Tip, Anderson .Paak, and more. Shortly after it dropped on Friday, it quickly generated controversy due to Em’s lyrics on “Unaccommodating” that reference the 2017 Manchester bombing at an Ariana Grande concert. (“I’m contemplating yelling ‘Bombs away’ on the game / Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting.”)

Another track called “Darkness” has Eminem rapping from the perspective of the shooter behind the 2017 Las Vegas massacre at the Harvest Music Festival. Its accompanying video is filmed from the shooter’s perspective, though it ends by appealing for the reform of gun laws.

That Voicemail In Halsey’s ‘3AM’ Isn’t Her Dad — It’s John Mayer

Halsey‘s brand new album Manic dropped today (January 17), and if you haven’t heard it yet, you’re going to have to trust us when we tell you to stream it ASAP. Following the LP’s midnight release, the “Without You” singer kindly hopped on Twitter not only to celebrate with fans, but to answer their burning questions about her most raw and vulnerable album yet.

“3AM,” a track that provides fans with major ’90s rock nostalgia, is one of the most buzzed-about songs on the LP, and it’s not hard to understand why. In addition to its catchy lyrics and melody, the song features killer drums and a voicemail that gives off total dad vibes. But alas, the voicemail isn’t from her dad at all. It’s from the one and only John Mayer.

Halsey confirmed Mayer’s feature herself on Twitter. “It’s @Johnmayer!” she wrote in response to a fan that asked if the recording was of her father. “Haha. He predicted the success of without me before I had faith in myself #manicthealbum.” Now that’s friendship goals.

In the voicemail, which plays in the final 20 seconds of the track, Mayer praised Halsey for what he called her “best song” yet. “Your best song is the song that’s currently on the radio,” he said. “How many people can say that? That their best song was the one that’s currently about to be a massive hit. It’s already a hit. It’s just gonna get more massive. How many people can say it? Not very many. Congratulations!”

Mayer’s feature wasn’t the only secret the pop star revealed about “3AM.” She also shared that the drums on the song were done by Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith.

Evidently, Halsey’s Manic album is more star-studded than we had ever imagined. Going in, we knew we were getting features from Dominic Fike, BTS’s Suga, and the legendary Alanis Morissette. But Smith and Mayer? What a pleasant surprise.

Netflix And Movie Trailers Of The Week: The Lovebirds, Bloodshot, And More

Disney+’s Stargirl

While Netflix has been producing plenty of original movies over the past few years, Disney+ has put out an impressive amount of content since it launched. There have been both TV and film projects, with Julia’s Hart’s Stargirl being one of the projects coming down the pipeline. Stargirl follows a shy teenage boy named Leo (Fargo‘s Graham Verchere), who meets a remarkable girl going by the name of Stargirl (Grace VanderWaal). Move over Lady Bird, there’s another alternative high school student on the scene. While Leo tries to blend in and disappear, Stargirl is colorful, musical, and unique and the two form a special bond. Also featured in the cast are Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito and Scandal‘s Darby Stanchfield. Stargirl will be available to stream March 13th on Disney+.