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Pop Shots - Where Are They Now?
Monday, October 21, 2013

Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from what’s going on with PSY, to checking in on the former Cindy Lou Who, to what the man who wrote Rebecca Black’s “Friday” is up to now, and since it’s Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.

* Because nothing goes together better than a guy known for his wacky dances, and a guy who recently fell in the shower, k-pop sensation PSY, and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, have teamed up to record a collaboration. The only way this can work is if Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler agree to do the video.

* Speaking of odd collaborations, Snoop Dogg rapped about Hot Pockets again, and this time around he brought Bow Wow, Biz Markie, and Kate Upton along for the ride. Essentially, the song is four and a half minutes of “baked” references, so it’s kinda tough to hate. Also, judging by Kate Upton’s dreams, there’s a new hallucinogenic flavor of Hot Pockets I can’t wait to try.

* Fresh off of her epic VMA performance, Miley Cyrus will be hitting the stage at this year’s MTV European Music Awards, on November 10th. Unfortunately for Miley, the EMAs will be held in Amsterdam, where prostitution is legal, and foam fingers have seen a lot more action that she can possibly imagine.

* Justin Bieber’s people are hoping to squeeze some more cash from the singer’s notoriety before his fifteen minutes are up, and they’re doing so with a second documentary on the Biebs, this one titled Believe. Believe is the follow up to Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, and it’s slated hit theaters on Christmas Day. On each Monday prior to the release of the film a new Bieber song will hit iTunes. In a semi-related story, I have a friend who hates Mondays, and something tells me this won’t improve his start-of-the-week disposition at all. It also may ruin his Christmas.

* While we’re on the subject of Christmas happenings, this seems like a great time to check in on how Cindy Lou Who from the Jim Carrey version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas is doing. As we can see from this clip... OH... MY... LORD!

* According to a tweet from Q-Tip, when A Tribe Called Quest opens for Kanye West on West’s Yeezus tour dates in NYC it will be the last time the legendary hip-hop group performs together. This is sad on a number of levels. Not only does going out on the Yeezus tour price a lot of Tribe fans out of going to see the group’s final performance, Tribe opening for Kanye is like having a five star chef make your appetizer, and then having your main course provided by Wendy’s.

* This year’s nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced and it’s an incredible list of legends. The ballot includes first time nominees Nirvana, Peter Gabriel (who is already in as a member of Genesis), Hall and Oats, the Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, Link Wray, Cat Stevens, Yes, and the Zombies. Also on the ballot are returning nominees Kiss, Chic, Deep Purple, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and the Meters. Unlike other halls of fame, it’s a pretty safe bet that everyone who is voted into this one was on performance enhancing drugs, and probably has the photographs, and stories in their memoirs, to prove it.

* If you somehow missed Patrice Wilson’s latest masterpiece (he being the man behind Rebecca Black’s “Friday”), the video for Alison Gold’s “Chinese Food” is quite the impressive mix of pedophilia, furries, and mild racism. As an aside, once Gold becomes an internet meme there’s a good chance this song will be viewed as ironic, as she will probably never eat Chinese food again.

And with that, my time is up for the week, but I'll be back next week with more shots on all things pop.


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