I’m Very Concerned About Lana Del Rey’s Vagina

Lana Del Rey has one album under her belt, but because the music industry is generally in the shitter, the weirdo singer-songwriter is set to release a deluxe edition of her debut album—the full title being Born to Die: Paradise Edition—on November 12. We don’t have to wait that long to hear the new tracks, however, as the chanteause has uploaded a YouTube montage of clips from the album. 

The special edition / reissue will include the original fifteen tracks from "Born to Die" as well as a second disc of nine songs. One is, naturally, her cover of "Blue Velvet," which I can only assume she thought was written by David Lynch. More importantly, there’s a song titled, aptly, "Pussy," which includes the classic line, "My pussy tastes like Pepsi cola." Being a Coke man (and someone who is more into penises than vaginas), I can only say that I am a little concerned. Will too much of Lana Del Rey’s vagina give you cavities? I, for one, can’t imagine it’s particularly good for you, but I have yet to ask my dentist. (That does, however, remind me that I should make an appointment.)

Pre-order the album from iTunes today, and listen to clips from the bonus tracks below:

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Pepsi/Coke Feud Could Keep Nicki Minaj Off ‘American Idol’

Nicki Minaj’s shot at a seat in the American Idol judge’s chair could be derailed by a can of Pepsi, The New York Post reports. American Idol is famously Product Placement-palooza for Coca-Cola … which could be a problem for Minaj’s multimillion dollar endorsement deal with Pepsi.

Pepsi sponsors Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday Reloaded tour and the rapper also fronts the brand’s Live For Now campaign. While it’s unclear exactly what her Pepsi contract says, it is likely that it carries language barring her from working with a competitor. American Idol plans to start holding auditions in the next week or two, so they’re anxious to sort this out soon. I mean, maybe they can just let her sit next to a Pepsi can instead of a Coke can?

I think the hashtag for this should be #richpeopleproblems.

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Six Iconic Moments In Soda Marketing

New Yorkers are up in arms this week thanks to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new plan to ban extra large sizes of full-calorie soft drinks from being served at restaurants, movie theaters, and other fat factories. Some people are for the ban while others think it’s facist, but what we’re busy thinking about is how soda, no matter how sugary, has contributed to culture.

Over the years, soda brands have made a point to hire celebrities to pimp their brands, but there’s been a special relationship between musicians and the carbonated community that’s churned out some iconic images. Of course they’re advertisements and are therefore designed to be catchy and attractive, but over the years soda brands—or at least Coke and Pepsi—have used their massive, corn syrup-soaked wallets to bring us unforgettable moments.

Check out some of our favorites below.

There was Michael Jackson for Pepsi:

And George Michael for Diet Coke:

Robert Palmer and his ladypals found Pepsi, well, simply irresistible:

 

Whitney Houston for Diet Coke:

 

Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and Enrique Iglesias for Pepsi:

 

And, of course, Coke’s famous sing-along:

Joe Jonas Teams with Pepsi to Live for Now

Joe Jonas—middle Jonas Brother, Disney dreamboat, and solo artist in his own right—has teamed up with Pepsi as part of the brand’s first global marketing campaign called “Live for Now.” Joe joins other pop stars like Nicki Minaj, who are lending their celebrity to spread inspire others to celebrate their pop culture interests and share the things that inspire them online through a new interactive called Pepsi Pulse that lives on the brand’s website. We caught up with Joe to talk about the campaign and what inspires him to live for now. 


Let’s talk about the campaign and how you got involved. What inspired you to participate in it?
Pepsi and I have a very similar mind-frame right now—it’s living in the moment. That’s something I’ve always been really proud of, and my brothers and I pride ourselves on doing just that. This campaign’s really cool. To be able to keep up with pop culture through this platform and be able to have this amazing website where people can go it and find out awesome things that are going on, such as a new Nicki Minaj track or the return of CBGB’s… There’s all this amazing stuff that is really cool. Obviously there are many platforms like that, but this is different because you can see a lot of visuals and videos. I think it’s fantastic that you get the chance to see that other people who aren’t celebrities or musicians that are living in the moment or living for now. I think it’s really great.

So the idea of sharing musical influences is something that’s important to you? Is that how you’ve found out about music, through other people?
Yeah, I think it’s from a bunch of different things. I think social media is so incredible these days. I find out about new artists through friends, Twitter, fans, or just browsing or Pandora or Spotify. There are so many different places you can go and platforms that you can use, and it’s really exciting. I’m always up for it.

Can you name some people you’ve found recently that you really like?
Sure! Norah Jones’s new album is so great; I think she’s amazing. I think Frank Ocean is really fantastic. I love finding a new DJ, because it seems DJs are the new rock stars these days. Awolnation is pretty cool; they’re like a rock, dance band. They’re different, but it’s pretty great.

Do you go see a lot of concerts when you’re not performing yourself?
Absolutely. I feel like performing live is very vital for musicians, and then to see DJs do it live is always interesting. I went to Coachella this year like everybody else, but it’s always really fun and you’re able to check out new artists and, you know, kind of take it all in and understand even more what they’re all up to.

Do you take things that other people do on stage and incorporate it into your own act?
I get inspired and want to jump onstage right away. I feel like Gotye did a really good job live at Coachella. I saw Bruno Mars perform at the Met Ball this week, and the way he moves a crowd is so great. He just dances and has a good time and moves. It’s like a completely different event every time.

Let’s talk about the global nature of this Pepsi campaign. Do you think of pop culture as an important element globally? Seeing that people all across the world like the same music or movies?
It’s really cool to see the same interests in other artists and what they listen to every day, or to or even find out about things that are going on within the world of pop culture. I was looking at the site today and I had no idea some of the stuff I was reading, like, Wow, I didn’t know that this person was in this movie, or there’s already going to be a second Avengers. It’s so hard to just keep up to date and I’m always trying to do that. It’s nice to have a platform like that where it’s easier to find things because of what people are sharing. I like Twitter and I look at trending topics, but sometimes it’s just a bunch of jokes that people are making.

It’s mostly memes.
Yeah, like, put this word in front of a movie title. That’s not what I want to be educated with. So it’s nice to get everything delivered to you at once.


What kind of things have you shared with other people in the same context?
I think probably lately, it’s always music. I just saw the The Avengers movie and that thought it was fantastic, so I’ve been tweeting about that a lot. Anytime I find a new artist or something I really like I want to share it with my fans, so it’s really exciting to have that platform to share it with my audience.

The News: Supermodels, Tall Boys and a Lizard Monster

Still-gorgeous former supermodel Linda Evangelista is locked in a nasty custody battle with her baby daddy, luxury goods magnate Francois-Henri Pinault, who just so happens to be married to Salma Hayek. Evangelista, who once famously declared that she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 is hitting Pinault up for $50,000 a month in child support so that their five-year-old son, the product of a four-month fling, can live in style. The only way that we can think to solve this dispute? A walk off. [USA Today]

A new trailer for the upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man” has dropped, giving us a better sense of what we can expect from our new Peter Parker, “Social Network” star Andrew Garfield – and it looks good, especially the crazy lizard creature. [YouTube]

As Facebook nears its IPO, it looks like the social networking behemoth might allow regular people – you know, the ones who create all of its content and give it all of its power – to buy shares in the company. Most of the stock will go to big, evil banks, but not all of it. See how not evil Facebook is, guys? [DealBook]

Because nothing makes us thirstier than seeing a can of bubbly sugar drink with a dead man’s likeness on it, Pepsi has announced that a new series of cans – regular size and tallboys, one billion in all – will feature the image of one-time spokesman Michael Jackson. Get ready for the “Jesus juice” jokes. [Rolling Stone