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August 2014

Happy Birthday to Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz is one of the most gifted American comedy Hollywood actresses, together with her stunning looks, her presence never goes unnoticed! Her magic secret is hidden in her gene-pool mix and interesting ancestry in her family tree, where we can find Cuban, English, Spanish, German Dutch and Native American Cherokee roots.

42 years ago today, in the sunny San Diego California, this great actress came into the world. We want to celebrate her birthday with a selection of the hottest and sexiest moments taken from her most successful films. This is our tribute to her commercial success and her unquestionable beauty.

Before becoming an actress, Diaz began her modeling career at the tender age of 15, which in turn lets her travel the world to work for major companies such as Calvin Klein and Levi’s. After several appearances in short films and small productions, her first success on the big screen came alongside Jim Carrey in “The Mask” (1994).

Despite her undeniable good looks, Cameron is definitely not just a blonde bombshell. She’s starred in more serious works like “Feeling Minnesota” (1996), “Being John Malkovich” (1999), “Any Given Sunday” (1999) directed by Oliver Stone, as well as the fast-paced and violent “Gangs of New York” under the direction of Martin Scorsese. Although her definite forte is certainly comedy, with blockbusters such as “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997) with Julia Roberts and the hilarious “There’s Something About Mary” (1998). Nor can we ever forget “Charlie’s Angels” (2000) and her voicing of Shrek’s beloved Princess Fiona.

Her latest major film is the hilarious “Sex Tape” (2014) together with Jason Segel, where for the very first time in her long career, she was fully nude for a scene! “It’s a first for me,” said the Californian actress, “It’s just a part of the role. So I did it. I mean you see everything!”

We’ll have to wait till next Christmas to see her latest work, “Annie”. It is a musical comedy, which is definitely guaranteed fun for the whole family. Cameron Diaz bring to life everyone’s beloved mother, with a very special foster daughter. The cast also stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) and Rose Byrne (Troy).


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Antonio Banderas takes his first dive into the world of Sci-Fi and a dystopian future, yet maintaining a very philosophical edge to the film. This may be the only time we’ll get to see the actor on the big screen alongside his ex-wife, actress Melanie Griffith.

The film takes place on Earth, in the not so distant year of 2044. Our planet is suffering due to the deterioration of the environment and robots are coexisting alongside with humanity. Jacq Vaucan (Antonio Banderas) is an insurance agent in a multinational robotics company “ROC”. His job is to detect malfunctioning robot units and isolated cases of erratic behavior. During the course of his work, Jacq will witness a series of events, which may determine the future of all humanity! An android has been able to skip the second law of robotics, put forth by writer Isaac Asimov, which states that a robot cannot alter itself or others. No more spoilers… But one thing is for sure, that action and suspense are bound to follow!

The trailer guarantees fantastic visual quality and excellent special effects, which will keep us immersed in the story. As well as Antonio Banderas’ surprising new look for the film. To get a feel for Automata, think of other hits such as Will Smith’s “I, Robot” (2004), Ridley Scott’s classic “Blade Runner” (1982) and “Minority Report” (2002) directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. They all share a very similar aesthetic, so if you’re a sci-fi fan, you can’t miss out!

The film is of Bulgarian-Spanish production, directed by filmmaker Gabe Ibañez. The cast is truly luxurious, headlining Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, as well as international stars such as Dylan McDermott (In the Line of Fire), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (actress from the cult Danish series Borgen), Robert Forster (Breaking Bad) and Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill).

Banderas himself calls the film his “baby”, as he not only stars in the flick, but is also the main producer. He told EFE that “[It is] a philosophical, scientific concept called singularity, which is the time in which machines actually overcome the human mind. So it’s a very reflective philosophical science fiction.”

Automata will be released in the US on the 10th of October. There are no exact release dates for the rest of the world yet, but what we do know, is that the Spanish audience will get to enjoy it in the next Film Festival in San Sebastian, where the flick will be competing.

A small fact for tabloid lovers. Antonio and Melanie announced the news of their divorce, after 18 years of marriage, just during the post-production of this film, back in June. Do you think there’ll be any noticeable negative energy in the scenes they share together?

Example – 10 million people

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British singer/rapper, Elliot John Gleave, better known by his stage name of Example, has just released a new music video for 10 Million People, taken from his top 10 album Live Life Living. (His name arose due to his initials being E.G., which is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase exempli gratia (“for example”).

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The track was written after watching a documentary on early 90s rave culture. Example explains: “I found this video online where they were interviewing people at an illegal rave. The guy with the microphone said to one of the revellers ‘surely this whole rave thing is just a fad’. And the raver replied ‘well, 10 million people can’t be wrong’.

“I wrote and produced the track in a day with Fraser T Smith. It’s my favourite song on the album and feels timeless for me. Right at the last minute I went back in and added a rap at the start, just like I did on last single ‘One More Day’.”

10 Million People is the latest single to be lifted from Example’s fifth studio album Live Life Living and will be officially released on October 5. Live Life Living was released through Epic Records on July 7 and went straight to Nº8 on the UK album charts and Nº1 on the dance charts.

Citizen Interview

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Michigan Indie/Rock band Citizen have become one of the most well known bands in the alternative music scene, following the launch of their latest album, Youth (2013).

Citizen, who play a blend of emo, melodic hardcore and grunge, signed to Run For Cover Records in 2012 – a move that led to the release of their EP Young States and to them jumping on tour with key bands such as Circa Survive, Title Fight and Daylight.

After speaking with Nick Hamm (guitarist) from Citizen, it’s clear that the guys have all the high hopes and excitement of a band grasping their bright future in the palms of their hands, as they prepare for their first headline tour this autumn.


You’re one of the most well known bands in the alternative music scene. To whom or to what do you owe your success?
Honestly, I don’t know how much I’m able to recognize or even gauge where we are as a band. I just really don’t know. I see a lot of bands selling out shows quicker and playing to more people, but I do know that the past year has been really cool. I don’t really know what we owe it to. I think we were 18 year olds writing songs that we liked and other people ended up liking them too. I know that’s not the most introspective answer but we just kind of wrote what we wanted to write, and it ended up being a fun year.

How does it feel to play to huge audiences such as at the Vans Warped Tour, Riot Fest and Fashion Meets Music Festival?
I generally view most shows in the same manner. Once you’re up there, it’s business as usual and it more so feels like the 5 of us are in a room together. I really like playing small intimate rooms with no barrier but playing big shows and fests allow me to appreciate the smaller ones so much more.

What’s the greatest thing about playing at a festival?
Seeing bands you don’t usually get to play with. That’s by far the best part.

What’s the craziest thing that’s happened on tour?
We’re pretty tame but one time, our booking agent, Peanut, fell down an entire flight of spiral stairs. I was the only one who asked him if he was okay but he thought I was making fun of him and flipped out on me. That’s a memory we always bring up.


Stagediving – a) How awesome is it? b) How dangerous is it?
I love it but obviously sometimes people just shouldn’t do it. I see a lot of people run to the edge of the stage, stop, and then try to jump with no momentum. That’s not a good idea.

What was it like to produce your latest album, Youth, at Studio 4 with Will Yip?
3 weeks of recording and writing with your best friends (Will Yip included). It was one of the best times of my life.

Which is your favourite song on the album and why?
“The Summer” is the song that we collaborated the most on. I think it’s the most definitive Citizen song because it sounds straight up like Mat’s writing style meeting my writing style. I’m not really sick of that song yet. I haven’t listened to the record in a really long time so it’s hard for me to say. My other fav is “Figure You Out”.

Citizen – The Summer

How do you divide the song-writing tasks between the band members?
On Youth, it was mostly either me writing a song and letting Mat screw with it a little bit, or Mat writing a song and then letting me screwing with that. I really like the way we do that. I think the new one will probably have more direction from everyone though.

What do you enjoy the most about being in a band?
Traveling and not having to work!

You just finished touring the UK. How does the response in Europe differ to in the US?
It was honestly pretty similar. I think the people coming to the shows might be a little more excited to see us since they haven’t before but besides that, pretty similar to the US.

Do you have a favourite city or crowd to play to?
I love Philadelphia and Chicago. Those are my top two. London was also incredible.

Your latest album, Youth, got leaked. How do you feel about the Internet age, illegal downloads, streaming and the general loss of control over the diffusion of your music?
At the time Youth leaked, I was glad it leaked because I just wanted people to hear it. However, we didn’t have some crazy airtight roll out plan that was sacrificed or anything. As far as the Internet age, it sort of sucks because I love physical packaging and record covers and all of that. I think packaging is really important.

You begin your very first US headline tour this fall. How psyched are you and what are you looking forward to the most?
Oh I can’t wait. This is Citizen’s first opportunity (tour-wise) to offer something that we’ve kind of built ourselves. We got to pick all of the bands and it was really exciting putting it together. I think it’s going to be a blast.

Citizen – Silo

From the 7″/Digital “Silo,” available only on the band’s Fall 2014 tour with You Blew It!, Hostage Calm, True Love and Praise. Tickets available at

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Citizen chose our Sunday Sessions this week. Click here for the playlist!

29.8.citizen-4 Youth Tracklist
1. Roam The Room
2. Figure You Out
3. The Summer
4. Sleep
5. How Does It Feel?
6. The Night I Drove Alone
7. Speaking With A Ghost
8. Your Head Got Misplaced
9. Sick And Impatient
10. Drawn Out
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Boardwalk Empire – Season 5

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The time has come! The fifth and final Season of HBOs thrilling Boardwalk Empire beings in just a week! And the story races ahead 7 years from where it left off at the end of Season 4 to 1931. This takes us out of the comfy roaring 20s and straight into the grit and grime of the Great Depression. Things are going to get messy.

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Centered around the County Treasurer, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the action kicks off during the height of Prohibition and Nucky struggles to maintain his authority. “I don’t know if he’s a good guy. He’s a politician,” Steve Buscemi told The Guardian. “I think he’s smart, a smart businessman, and if he can avoid violence that’s his first choice. Physically I’m very different from the real guy, he was, I think, over 6ft tall and 250lb. So really I wasn’t channelling anybody. The script gets my creative juices flowing. But this is a role – because there are so many levels to this guy – that every actor dreams of. This is up there with any of the best roles I’ve played.”

The fifth and final season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire premieres Sunday, September 7 at 9pm on HBO and on Sky Atlantic in the UK on September 13.

Refresh your memory by recapping Season 4. (To watch in Creation 5, tap here.)

Creation 5 Update 4.0.3 – Share the love!

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Our new update lets you share music and videos using Facebook Messenger and Whats App, plus enjoy over 50 ready made playlists from Top Workout songs to Bond Themes to Road Trip tracks.

Share the Love

Now you can share the love with your friends and family easily and quickly through Facebook Messenger App (iPad and iPhone) or Whats App (iPhone). If you are listening to a cool track in your music library or a new song on Rdio or watching a video that you just have to share – simply tap the title, choose ‘share’ and pick the Facebook Messenger icon or the Whats app icon. If you are listening to a Net Radio station that you think would suit one of your friends perfectly, quickly and easily share the station with them in just the same way as sharing a song or video.

Playlists for Every occasion

Aside from the playlists that we have been developing for the last year – Throwback Thursday, Sunday Sessions, and Tutti Fruti we bring you a whole new selection of lists to enjoy. We will be adding to these lists weekly, so look out for more tracks each week!

28.pandora-whiteboard-sessions Pandora Whiteboard Sessions
The performances take place in front of a giant whiteboard in a common area of Pandora’s office. On the day of the show one of their designers creates a unique drawing to represent each artist on the white board, which becomes the backdrop for the performance.These sessions are mostly acoustic and there’s lots of improvising too – recycling bins become percussion instruments.
27.women-of-soul In Performance at the White House
In Performance at the White House is a series of concerts produced by WETA since 1978 and spans every administration since President Carter’s. Created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the exclusive setting of the nation’s most famous home. So far we have two concerts – Women of Soul and Memphis Soul, we will add a new one each week.
26.infinity-beyond To Infinity & Beyond
There’s a superhero in all of us, so grab your cape and mask and let the action begin!
25.jlo-birthday Jennifer Lopez
Sweet, sexy and sensational JLo! Here’s a 10-track playlist of her top Billboard Hot 100 hit charts based on actual performance in release-date order.
24.nile-rodgers Nile Rodgers
Co-founder of 1970’s disco-funk-soul band, Le Chic, Nile has worked and collaborated with some of the most talented artist of the past and current generations, and has established a name for himself by producing a myriad of hit songs for the likes of Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Madonna, Duran Duran, and Daft Punk.
23.summer-playlist Summer Breeze
To get you in that beach-loving summer mood or to help you remember the warmth in the midst of winter, we’ve compiled a playlist of music videos filmed on the beach.
22.july-4 July 4th Party
Here’s a playlist for your July 4th celebrations!
21.glastonbury Best of Glastonbury 2014
Here is our pick of some of the best Glastonbury performances over the 5-day long weekend.
20.birthday-playlist Birthday Playlist
Surely, amongst your hundreds of friends, it’s somebody’s birthday out there today. Pick a song from this playlist and celebrate by sharing it with them. Or ‘Play All’ and enjoy the party!
19.worldcup World Cup 2014
We’ve made a party playlist with some classic football songs, some Brazilian bossa nova, some samba and some sporting anthems.
18.roadtrip Road Trip!
Pack your bags, fill the tank and let’s hit the road! A handpicked playlist for your road trip adventures.
17.dia-de-la-madre Feliz Día de la Madre
Celebra el Día de la Madre con un playlist muy especial. Dile que la quieres con música…
16.mayday May Day
We’ve downed tools to celebrate International Workers’ Day with this special playlist. Music for NOT working to.
15.jazz-day Jazz Day
In honour of this special day we’ve made a playlist with some of the greatest Jazz vocals of all time!
14.workout-playlist Top Workout Songs
By mixing the old in with the new, we’ve compiled a playlist of some of the best workout songs of all time. Whether you’re going in for spin class or out for a run, whether you’re lifting weights or taking an aerobics class, these tunes will get you grooving and moving. Happy St. George’s Day!
The English aren’t the most demonstrative nation in the world, but they do appreciate decent heroes, like their nation’s patron, the dragon slayer, St George. Here’s a playlist with some of the best English artists, past and present.
12.earthday Earth Day
Creation 5 Playlist for Earth Day 2014 – Look after the Earth, it’s the only one we’ve got!
11.easter Easter
A playlist infused with Easter traditions. New starts, fresh beginnings and a time to enjoy nature, let spring roll on!
10.mothersday Mother’s Day
A special playlist, dedicated to all the wonderful Mother’s out there 🙂 We’d be nowhere without you! St. Patrick’s Day
Happy St Patrick’s Day! In Chicago they’ve been dying the river green every year since 1962 – so pour a pint of Guinness and stick a shamrock in your cap tonight! Here’s a special St. Patrick’s Day playlist with our favorite Irish sounds.
8.valentines Valentine’s Day
February 14 – 24 hours dedicated to love, and we all need it! Here’s our specially selected Valentines Playlist with a realer, grittier style of love songs, no soppy sentimental stuff here.
7.elvis Elvis
Get rockin’ and rollin’ with this classic Elvis playlist!
6.happy Feeling Happy
We’ve made a Feeling Happy playlist – 20 feel good tracks to keep you on a high note! 🙂
5.newyear New Year
Here’s a smooth playlist to ease you into the new year – some of our favorite tracks from our SundaySessions. Christmas
This playlist is the perfect soundtrack to your winter wonderland, wherever that may be. Merry Christmas to you all!
4.mandela A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
We pay tribute to Nelson Mandela with South African music. Music that is a celebration of Mandela’s courage and enduring legacy.
2.halloween Halloween
We’ve put together a downright creepy though legendary playlist… Only for the darkest of nights James Bond
We’ve compiled a special 007 Top 10 playlist – our favourite Bond themes from the past 50 years.

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The World’s Most Fascinating Opera Festival

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Operas are often perceived as dry and dull affairs and, indeed, many of them are. The Bregenz Festival in Austria, however, will surely change your mind. Held on the banks of Lake Constance, the festival is famous for not only the high standard of the opera productions, but also its amazing floating stage.

The first Bregenz Festival was held in 1946 – the week-long Bregenz Festwoche. The inaugural performance was staged upon two barges moored on Lake Constance – one carrying the stage structures for Mozart’s early work, the other the orchestra. In a town that didn’t even possess a theatre, the idea of mounting a festival seemed eccentric; but the initially makeshift solution of choosing the loveliest part of the town – the lake – as the stage proved to be a hugely successful one. Visitors from Austria, Germany, Switzerland and France made the Festival an international event in its very first year. The Festival orchestra from the outset was the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, which has made a major contribution to the evolution and success of the Festival.


The floating stage faces an auditorium of 7,000 making it one of the biggest lakeside venues in the world and thousands of music enthusiasts from all over the globe come every year to experience “The play on the lake”. There’s a fabulous atmosphere as the audience enjoys a pre show drink and then settles down to enjoy the production as the sun slowly sets over the lake.


It is not only the spectacular stage scenery that impresses but also the wonderful music. This year’s Bergenz Festival had the motto “Vienna bitter-sweet”. Turning our attention to “wealth, poverty, charm, corruption, high spirits and neuroses, cultivatedness and deviancy, sensibility and sentimentality, friendliness and falsity”, this last season, under the artistic director, David Poutney, paid tribute to the “many-layered antitheses of Austria’s legendary capital, Vienna.”

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The fantastic fairy tale opera, “The Magic Flute” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was staged on the incredible floating stage. Directed by David Poutney, the opera played to almost 100% of its capacity, with just over 200,000 people witnessing the perfect performance for a magical setting. With an audience totaling approximately 406,000 over its two-year run, the opera achieved the best audience figures since the festival was founded in 1946, and is rumoured to have set a new record, surpassing the musical “West Side Story”, which drew an audience of 405,314 in 2003 and 2004.

Directed by Michael Sturminger and composed by Heinz Karl Gruber, the bitter satire about the mendacity and brutality of the petit-bourgeoisie, “Tales from the Vienna Woods”, was premiered for the first time. The opera sold out 97% of its tickets and was all in all seen by 4,074 people.


“Gloria von Jaxtberg” (Gloria – A Pig Tale), also composed by Heinz Karl Gruber, and directed by Frederic Wake-Walker in co-production with the UK’s Mahogany Opera Group and Buxton Festival, ran on two nights and was performed to 833 people, selling 79% of seats. The satirical opera tells the story of a pig called Gloria who falls in love with her butcher.

The festival also staged family operas in the Great Hall of Festspeilhaus, which consisted of two short operas played back-to-back: “Le Rossignol” (The Nightingale) by Igor Stravinsky and “L’hirondelle Inattendue” (The Unexpected Swallow) by Simon Laks. Described as “two enchanting tales about the power of song”, the operas were eagerly received by a multi-generational audience, which included children of six years old and over.


There was also a cross-culture program for children and young people between the ages of 6 and 26 and almost 6,000 participants attended the workshops, tours and concerts.

After 11 years of service, the Bregenz Festival said farewell to the festival’s beloved artistic director, David Poutney, who, only a few days ago, came to the end of his final season. Under the motto “Vienna bitter-sweet”, Poutney put together a multi-dimensional festival program that included four music theatre and three chamber music world premiers. His farewell concert, held last Sunday morning, heard the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra perform works by Leonard Bernstein, as well as “Der Schauspieldirektor” (The Impresario) and “Singspeil” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in an adaptation by Poutney himself.

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“David Pountney’s final season is the highly successful close of a sensational eleven-year era as artistic director, in which the festival has developed substantially and has created many artistic achievements and magic moments. My thanks go not only to David Pountney, however, but to all the artists and the personnel too,” said the president of the festival, Hans-Peter Metzler. “It is time to say goodbye. After such a marvellous season that’s as easy as it’s difficult. The festival has once again brought together the popular and the radical, the entertaining and the avant-garde, and has found its audience. That makes me happy,” David Pountney said.

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The Bregenz Festival will return in the summer of 2015 and will welcome its new artistic director, Elisabeth Sobotko. Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Turandot”, directed by Marco Arturo Marelli, will open next year’s festival on the lake stage. Jacques Offenbach’s opera “The Tales of Hoffmann”, in production by Stefan Herheim, will be performed at the Festspielhaus, and the orchestral concert will feature works by Luciano Berio, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Franz Schubert. Miroslav Srnka’s orchestral work “No Night No Land No Sky” will also be included in the program, along with performances of Wesendonck Lieder of Richard Wagner by the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra and Johannes Brahm’s Symphony No.4 in E minor.

The Magic Flute – Building of the Seebuehne (Lake Stage)

The Bregenz Festival 2015 will run from July 22 – August 23. Tickets for next year can now be booked online via the festival website:

Labrinth – Let It Be

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Labrinth is officially back! We LOVE his new music video for Let It Be, the lead single from his long-awaited second studio album. There’s something special about this track, we can’t get it out of our minds!

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The British singer/producer has been quiet since his Nº1 collaboration with Emeli Sande, Beneath Your Beautiful, back in 2012. It seems that he has decided to embrace his more experimental side for his return, with more soulful sounds.

“When I was making this song I was influenced by Electric Light Orchestra, Nina Simone, James Brown and John Barry. Basically, I wanted to go gospel and soul and mix it with rock and electronic production. I know it’s a lot to ask, and I hope people get it.” Labrinth told

The music video features a constantly moving camera as it tracks different scenes in Labrinth’s journey of creating his second album. We see him writing lyrics, getting frustrated in record company meetings, not doing the washing up, playing drums, being interviewed on a chat show – all at the same time, very cool.

We will have to wait for early 2015 for his album, but Let It Be will be officially released on September 28. This second album is the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Electronic Earth’.



Usher – She Came To Give It To You ft. Nicki Minaj

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Usher has just released his sexy new music video for She Came To Give It To You ft Nicki Minaj. Co-written and produced by Pharrell the clip features some brilliant dancing, a tarantula crawling on Minaj and Usher defying gravity…

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The majority of the video is filmed inside what seems to be some kind of illegal gambling den and a smoke filled night club. Usher has plenty of beautiful girls trying to grab his attention and just when things reach fever pitch Nicki Minaj struts onto the scene. She shows off her butt, of course, but mostly her front side and raps lines like: “When your girl come through, Nicki gone crush her, And tell your man play the back like a spine. He only last six seconds like a Vine.” Pharrell also makes a cameo appearance in the clip.

The dancing is phenomenal – something we’ve come to expect from Usher – and includes some impeccable shadow-dancing scenes. Nicki and Usher performed the sizzling hot track at the MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday last week.

She Came to Give it to You will be featured on Ushers next album, UR, which Usher has already said will be “freaking out of here”.

Warning: the video contains inappropriate language and may be NSFW.

The 66th Emmy Awards

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Sherlock and Breaking Bad win big at the US Primetime Emmy Awards, held in Los Angeles last night.

The biggest winner of the night was the hugely popular drug-drama Breaking Bad that won an incredible 5 awards, including the prestigious Best Drama Series. That’s the second year in a row that the series picked up the highest honour of the night.


Bryan Cranston was named Best Actor in a Drama Series for the 4th time for his marvellous portrayal of Walter White – the teacher-turned-drug-lord. He was up against stiff competition as well including the Hollywood stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson for their roles in True Detective.

Bryan Cranston Acceptance Speech

“I have gratitude for everything that has happened,” Cranston said.

Co-stars Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn won Best Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Anna Gunn Acceptance Speech

Aaron Paul Acceptance Speech

The creator of Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, collected the award for Best Drama Series and said, “Holy cow! This is indeed a wonderful time to be working in television. Thank you for this wonderful farewell to our show.”

A complete hat-trick of awards went to the BBC One drama Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-series, although unfortunately neither was at the ceremony.

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This is Benedict Cumberbatch’s first Emmy win after losing in the category for the last two years. Sherlock executive producer/writer Steven Moffat joked backstage that Cumberbatch was “too big to come to the Emmys. Give him hell for that!” Moffat deadpanned.

The fourth season of Sherlock will be filmed early next year with a Christmas Special to look forward to before that. Steven Moffat was able to collect his award for Best Writing in a Mini-series for the final episode of Sherlock’s third season.

Even though there was quite a bit of British talent nominated for awards, the only British wins went to Sherlock with their triple win and Colin Bucksey with Best Director for Fargo.

Other notable wins were the sitcom Modern Family that was named Best Comedy Series for record breaking 5th year in a row. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her third consecutive Emmy for playing US Vice President Selina Meyer in the political satire Veep.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston kiss

The ceremony honoured industry members that had died in the past year: James Garner, Ruby Dee, Sid Caesar, Carmen Zapata and Elaine Stritch. It finished with a very special tribute to Robin Williams given by close friend Billy Crystal, who remembered the actor as “the brightest star in a comedy galaxy”.


“It is very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in our lives,” Crystal said.

2014 Emmys – Robin Williams Tribute

The main Emmy award show followed the Creative-Arts Emmy Prize Giving Ceremony that was held on August 16, which specifically honours guest stars and behind-the-scenes crew. There were another four awards for Sherlock including Best Cinematography, Music, Single-camera Picture Editing and Sound Editing. “It’s great to see Sherlock being recognized so spectacularly at the Emmys,” Ben Stephenson, controller of BBC drama said.

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Weird Al Yankovic Performs Show Themes (Highlight)


Drama Series
Breaking Bad

Comedy Series
Modern Family

Actor, Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Actress, Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Actor, Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Actress, Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Supporting Actor, Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Allison Janney, Mom

Actor, Mini-series Or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Actress, Mini-series Or Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Supporting Actor, Mini-series Or Movie
Martin Freeman, Sherlock

Supporting Actress, Miniseries Or Movie
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story

The Colbert Report

Reality Competition
The Amazing Race


The Normal Heart

Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Louis CK, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black

Host For A Reality Show Or Reality Competition Program
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night

Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Joe Morton, Scandal

Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Allison Janney, Masters Of Sex

Variety Special
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks

Writing For A Variety Special
Sarah Silverman, We Are Miracles

Best Writing Comedy Series
Louis CK, Louie

Best Directing Drama Series
True Detective

Best Directing Variety Special
Glenn Weiss

Best Writing Mini Series
Stephen Moffat, Sherlock

Best Directing, Comedy
Gail Mancuso, Modern Family

Best Writing Drama Series
Breaking Bad

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