Audrina Patridge Credits Her New Hair To Diehard Hills Fans

Audrina Patridge has tested some bold hair hues — purple, pink and dirty blond. But the Hills alum just returned to her natural color — and her loyalists from the iconic MTV program are to thank for it.

“@brianacisneros Bringing me back to brunette,” Kirra’s mama captioned the Instagram image above, while giving her stylist a shout-out. “#carselfie (ps this is for my diehard hills fans that have been saying go back to dark haha).”

She heard you, major Hills enthusiasts! Maybe a dramatic cut is in the SoCal lady’s future? We’ve never seen Drina rock a bob…

What do you think of Audrina reverting to her trademark Hills tresses? Sound off in the comments — and for a Flashback Friday treat, relive one of her most memorable scenes below!

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John Mayer’s Four New Songs Are Classic John Mayer

On the cusp of dropping his seventh album (and his first since 2013), John Mayer’s switching things up with quite the crafty rollout.

Instead of a traditional album release, Mayer’s The Search For Everything will be unveiled in waves. The first installment arrived today (January 20) and includes the previously released soft rock tune “Love on the Weekend,” as well as three additional songs. There’s the bluesy “Moving On and Getting Over,” the rootsy “Changing,” and the Randy Newman-esque piano ballad “You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me.” They’re all melodic, soulful, thoughtfully written… pretty much your standard Mayer tunes.

The four songs comprise Wave One, the first of multiple four-track collections to come over the next few months, culminating with the full-length album release in the spring. Upon Wave One’s release, Mayer wrote on Twitter, “My heart’s racing. These songs represent literally hundreds of hours of living inside of these little worlds. And more to come.”

Check out all four songs below.

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Young Thug Actually Showed Up For His New Video

Earlier this week, Young Thug’s “Wyclef Jean” video inspired some healthy debate for its creative but wacky treatment, which focused on the rapper’s absence from the video shoot. Now, Thugger’s dropped the visuals for yet another Jeffrey cut, the Gucci Mane dedication “Guwop” — and this time around, he did in fact show up.

The vid features footage of Thug performing in concert and later hanging backstage with the track’s three featured artists: Young Scooter and Migos’ Quavo and Offset. Keep your eyes peeled: Meek Mill, Desiigner, and Trey Songz also pop up for quick cameos.

At one point, Thug waves wads of cash and raps, “Man, I don’t want new friends, forgive me for all of my sins/I don’t wanna think about losin’, all I wanna do is win.” Judging by this new vid, it looks like he’s doing exactly that.

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2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, And Quavo Travel Back In Time For New Video

What would it look like if 2 Chainz guest-starred on Boardwalk Empire? Now we know, thanks to his new, vintage-inspired video for “Good Drank.”

Director Howard Ross filmed everything in scratchy black-and-white for the vid, and 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, and Quavo definitely look the part as they rap over a mellow but snappy piano beat. Cosplaying as Prohibition-era bootleggers, they party at a piano bar where the ladies don flapper dresses and the guys look dapper as hell in suspenders and fedoras. The only colorful thing in sight is the purple drink (sorry, drank) that keeps flowin’ into everyone’s cups.

“Good Drank” appears on 2 Chainz’s 2016 mixtape Hibachi For Lunch. The ATL rapper is currently prepping his next album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, due out in April.

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Dashboard Confessional Cover Justin Bieber On Surprise EP

Whether you’re a current Dashboard Confessional fan or whether you haven’t kept up with them since their mid-‘00s heyday, here’s a reason to get excited: The emo stalwarts have dropped a surprise, covers-only EP.

The four-song collection, aptly titled Covered and Tapes, finds the band taking on recent alternative tunes (Julien Baker’s “Sprained Ankle” and Sorority Noise’s “Using”) as well as a couple of pop gems (The 1975’s “Sex” and Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”).

The latter song is stretched out to five-plus minutes, as Chris Carrabba unleashes his strong vocals to repeat that catchy hook over and over again. But that doesn’t quite compare to the sucker punch of hearing him strain his voice at the end of “Using,” when he wails, “I’m more than worthy of your time.” The same can be said about the entire EP, which you can stream below via Spotify.

Dashboard Confessional’s most recent album was 2009’s After the Ending, though the group did release a one-off single, “May” last spring. They’re currently trekking around the U.S. on an intimate club tour — check out the dates here.

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Little Mix Have Dudes Wrapped Around Their Fingers In ‘Touch’ Video

I don’t know how it happened, but Little Mix have managed to get lost in a multi-colored maze full of men with six-packs. So, as is standard for the girl group, they wasted no time getting quite touchy-feely.

Such is the case in Little Mix’s new video for “Touch,” a standout banger from their latest album, Glory Days. The vid follows Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson as they roam the striped halls in thigh-high boots with male dancers in varying states of dress. They each do their own thing — chilling on chairs while the dudes fight for their attention — before finally coming together for an explosive dance sequence.

OK, so we know by the ending that Little Mix eventually made it out of the maze. That’s one mystery solved. As for what in the hell Perrie’s wearing throughout the video… we’re still trying to figure it out (some kind of nude latex corset over a pink hoodie?). But hey, at least she looks fierce AF.

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Arcade Fire’s ‘I Give You Power’ Is A Glimpse At The Not-So-Distant Future

Arcade Fire is back — and not a moment too soon.

“I Give You Power,” featuring legendary singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, appropriately arrives just one day before what’s sure to be a momentous shift in American history. The track finds Staples and Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler trading vocals across an assertive, menacing synth beat. “I gave you power over me,” they repeat as tensions build, “but now I gotta be free.”

Staples’s biting “Watch me!” at the end of the song in particular serves not just as a mantra — it’s a warning to us all.

Upon the track’s release, the band took to Twitter to announce that “It’s never been more important that we stick together [and] take care of each other.”

“I Give You Power,” in all its dark, slinky glory, recalls the band’s Reflektor era but offers a keen glimpse into the (not-so-distant) future. All proceeds from the song will benefit the ACLU, which is dedicated to protecting the basic civil liberties of Americans.

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The Wages Of Sin Is Death

There are two sorts of media angles that have become popular and prevalent in the post-election run-up to the presidential inauguration. Both are about why people voted for Trump, but they get at the question differently. The first angle is the Voice of Trump Country, in which the author goes to wherever rock-ribbed, salt-of-the-earth, working-class white people live and asks what motivated their Trump vote. These articles usually take a sympathetic view of these voters, in that their concerns are generally presented as “legitimate” (opioid epidemic, deindustrialization) rather than “illegitimate” (xenophobia, racism). The second kind of piece, which has gained popularity as we’ve moved from the campaign postmortem phase to the presidential transition phase, we can call the Buyer’s Remorse piece. These are sometimes first-person testimonials, or based on screenshots from Facebook and Twitter. Buyer’s Remorse pieces are about people who voted for Trump without realizing that some of the policy proposals he ran on would actually hurt them. The prototypical example is a Trump voter who realizes after the election that they are actually on Obamacare. These voters are, naturally, less sympathetic.

Both types of articles are popular because they make Democrats feel slightly better about Trump’s impending presidency. Part of it is simple “I told you so and you didn’t listen” and “the people who don’t agree with me are stupid” schadenfreude. The other reason is a bit subtler: the idea that some significant portion of Trump voters didn’t really know what they were voting for, or didn’t completely think through the consequences of their vote (a similar idea was popular post-Brexit). This is reassuring to liberals for two reasons: It allows Democrats to maintain the illusion that those who voted against them hold the same values as they do but are pawns or suckers — if they just understood what they were doing, they would have voted otherwise. It also gives them hope that Trump will self-destruct as Americans realize who they’ve elected.

There’s no ‘mandate clause’ in the Constitution. All that matters is if Trump has the votes in Congress.

I’m sure there were some low-information voters, as there are in every election. But there’s no real evidence that a wave of the freshly informed is cresting or even swelling. Trump will have the lowest favorability ratings any president has ever had at inauguration. But he hasn’t actually become more unpopular after his election; most presidents get a honeymoon bump post-election, and Trump is no exception. He polled in the low thirties throughout the presidential campaign, and jumped up to 42 percent following the election, where he’s remained throughout the transition. If there is widespread buyer’s remorse already, it’s not visible in the polls. Obamacare hasn’t rapidly become popular as people realize they’re on it, either. The percentage of people who like the Affordable Care Act has been flat for more than a year, and there hasn’t been a spike post-election. Forty-seven percent of people want Obamacare to stay, and 49 percent want it repealed. About half of the people who want it repealed would like a replacement ready ahead of time, while the other half want Obamacare gone ASAP whether a replacement has been prepared or not.

This is important because we need to recognize that most Trump voters wanted to vote for Trump — which means that they wanted what Trump ran on. They aren’t “confused Democrats who wound up voting for Trump out of some giant misunderstanding.” It’s true that voting is a noisy signal of beliefs; it’s not as if voters give an explanation for their vote on the ballot. This makes it useful to make an honest attempt to figure out what voters intended by electing Trump. And this is why pundits, professional and amateur, like to discuss a president’s mandate. The idea is to determine to what extent the results of the election give the president and his party a green light to pass their agenda. Trump, who didn’t receive the most votes and is very unpopular, is said to have a “weak mandate” — if he has one at all. But there’s no “mandate clause” in the Constitution. All that matters is if Trump has the votes in Congress.

Democrats are going to have to sink his policy proposals; his agenda isn’t simply going to founder on the shoals of public opinion. “Trump has no mandate” is a useless phrase unless his foes are saying it to their senators and representatives. The Trump Voter Who Is Feeling Buyer’s Remorse, if that’s a demographic that actually exists in any significant number, should be seen as a political opportunity — these people may be convinced to organize against Trump. The fact that Trump is not popular did not prevent him from being elected, and by itself, it will not prevent him from passing his agenda. He, and the politicians and public that line up with him, will have to be defeated.

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Big Sean Drops New Song, Talks Eminem Collaboration

Big Sean recently teased his forthcoming album, I Decided, as his most honest and thought-provoking to date. And with his latest preview of the LP, Sean Don definitely seems to make good on that promise.

“Halfway Off The Balcony” finds Sean in a contemplative mood, letting his thoughts fly as he paints a bleak picture of fame. “People passing faster than I pass the weed,” he laments over a somber backdrop, before later adding, “I’m hanging halfway off the balcony, overthinking because my job is way more than a salary.”

“Halfway Off The Balcony” is the third taste we’ve gotten of I Decided, following the more upbeat “Bounce Back” and “Moves.” Sean shared more details about the album during a lengthy interview with Zane Lowe yesterday (January 18), telling the Beats 1 host that the LP features Eminem, The-Dream, DJ Mustard, Metro Boomin, and his girlfriend, Jhene Aiko.

Of the Eminem feature, Big Sean said, “He was the only person I heard that could be on that song, to keep it honest. It reminded me of why I fell in love with Eminem’s work. He is unique, he’s special. … When he did this verse it brought that feeling right back to me, wow this is like a brand new energy.”

I Decided drops February 3, and before that, Sean takes the stage on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

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Louis Tomlinson Wanted To ‘Throw The Towel In’ After His Mother’s Death

Louis Tomlinson is slowly but surely getting back to business.

A month after losing his mother, Johannah Deakin, to leukemia, the 25-year-old has opened up about the loss and how it’s affected his music.

“It’s not something that I feel 100 percent comfortable talking too much about, but just quickly, when I first found out the news I kind of did want to throw the towel in,” he admitted in a new interview with Sirius XM. “But it was my mum who said to me that I’ve just got to keep going. She told me very sternly that she wanted me to.”

Just days after his mom’s death, Tomlinson performed his debut solo song — the Steve Aoki-featuring “Just Hold On” — on The X Factor U.K.. “It was tough,” he said about the performance, “but I felt like it was nice for me to almost have a little send off for her.”

As for the rest of Tomlinson’s family life, he says he’s enjoying being a dad to son Freddie Reign, who will celebrate his first birthday on Saturday (January 21).

“It’s affected how I am as a person a little bit,” the 25-year-old said about being a dad, adding that he “definitely” wants more kids in the future. “I’d like to say it’s made me a bit more mature — I don’t know if that’s actually true.”

It might be true… after all, in the same interview, he spoke about mending his relationship with former 1D bandmate Zayn Malik. The two had a public falling-out after Zayn left the group in March 2015, but Louis says they’ve since (very maturely) patched things up.

“I think a lot of us have spoken recently, me and Zayn have spoken recently, gotten to a point now where you can just really be happy for each other. Things have happened in the past, of course,” he said, adding that hearing Z’s solo music is a “strange feeling but it’s nice. His first song was an absolute smash, and that’s a great song.”

If that’s not a mature response, then I don’t what is.


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