Beyoncé Releases “50 Shades of Grey” Trailer

(PCM) Beyoncé dropped a teaser trailer for 50 Shades of Grey on her Instagram on Saturday and the internet is freaking out.

The teaser trailer is more of an announcement for the official trailer which will be released this Thursday, 7/24.

In the meantime, you can watch the teaser trailer below, which appears to feature an a cappella version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love.”

While it’s unclear why Beyoncé, undoubtedly one of the biggest pop/R&B artists of our time but not in the film, debuted the trailer, the move makes sense considering the BeyHive (Beyoncé’s loyal fans) consists primarily of women aged 18-55, which also happens to be the target demographic for 50 Shades of Grey.

Beyoncé is currently co-headlining with her husband and rap legend/mogul Jay-Z on their On the Run Tour, which is already seeing huge success; each show has been speculated to average $5.2 million in gross sales.

50 Shades of Grey, written by E.L. James in 2011, is the first book in the Fifty Shades trilogy, an erotic romance series that explores the relationship between a young college graduate and a young business mogul, and has already seen its more-than-fair share of success.

The series has been translated into over 52 languages and has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, making it the fastest-selling paperback of all time.

The film, which is speculated to be a box office hit, stars Jamie Dornan (Marie Anntoinette) as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson (21 Jump Street) as Anastasia Steele and is directed by Sam Teylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy).

Stay tuned for the official trailer coming out this Thursday and for 50 Shades of Grey, opening in theaters nationwide February 13, 2015.

 

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Nominees For The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Revealed!

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(MTV) MTV has announced the nominations for the 2014 “MTV Video Music Awards” airing LIVE from The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, August 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via an innovative first-of-its-kind social media rollout on Snapchat. Global superstar Beyoncé, who surprised and delighted fans worldwide with the revolutionary release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed visual album earlier this year, leads the pack with an astounding eight nominations including “Video of the Year,” “Best Female” and “Best Choreography.”

Eminem and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea received an impressive seven nominations each. Eminem scores multiple nods for categories including “Best Hip-Hop,” “Best Male” and “Best Collaboration” while previous “Artist to Watch” nominee Iggy Azalea finds herself vying for some of the top awards including “Video of the Year,” “Best Female” and “Best Pop.” Beginning today, fans can vote in VMA categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist to Watch” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com.

Battling it out for the highly coveted “Video of the Year” are Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX with their 90′s throwback “Clueless” homage “Fancy,” Beyoncé ft. JAY Z’s dark and sensuous “Drunk in Love,” the catchy pop phenomenon “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, Sia’s mysterious and faceless “Chandelier” and the video that spawned a million memes, Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Previous recent “Video of the Year” winners include Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” (2013), Rihanna’s ft. Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (2012), Katy Perry’s “Firework” (2011) and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” (2010).

Following last year’s groundbreaking stop-motion video nominations announcement via MTV’s Instagram and Vine accounts, MTV notched yet another first by revealing this year’s nominations via MTV’s Snapchat account.  Earlier this morning, the nominations were revealed exclusively via MTV snaps featuring “MTV Artist to Watch” alums Austin Mahone and Fifth Harmony, emerging artist Becky G, and MTV talent including “Teen Wolf’s” Tyler Posey, “Awkward’s” Jillian Rose Reed, “Girl Code’s” Carly Aquilino and “Guy Code’s” Charlamagne Tha God.

Beginning today, fans can vote in VMA categories, including “Best Hip Hop,” “MTV Clubland,” “Best Video with a Social Message,” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com. Additionally, fans can vote for “MTV Artist To Watch,” presented by Taco Bell®, by texting the nominee’s name to 22444 (standard message and data rates apply).

Nominees for a new socially voted category, “Best Lyric Video” will be announced at a later date on vma.mtv.com.

UsherAriana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer are confirmed to perform with additional talent being announced at a later date.

For additional information on all 2014 “MTV Video Music Award” nominees, please visit Artists.MTV on the web, or download the free MTV Artists app.

See below for a full list of nominations:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”

Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”

Pharrell Williams - “Happy”

Sia - “Chandelier”

Miley Cyrus - “Wrecking Ball”

BEST HIP HOP:

Eminem - “Berzerk”

Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”

Childish Gambino - “3005″

Kanye West - “Black Skinhead”

Wiz Khalifa - “We Dem Boyz”

BEST MALE:

Pharrell Williams - “Happy”

John Legend - “All Of Me”

Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – “Sing”

Sam Smith - “Stay With Me”

Eminem ft. Rihanna – “The Monster”

BEST FEMALE:

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”

Beyoncé - “Partition”

Lorde - “Royals”

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

BEST POP:

Pharrell Williams - “Happy”

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”

Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty”

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – “Wake Me Up”

BEST ROCK:

Imagine Dragons - “Demons”

Arctic Monkeys - “Do I Wanna Know”

The Black Keys - “Fever”

Lorde - “Royals”

Linkin Park - “Until It’s Gone”

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH:

Sam Smith - “Stay With Me”

5 Seconds of Summer  -”She Looks So Perfect”

Charli XCX - “Boom Clap”

Schoolboy Q - “Man Of The Year”

Fifth Harmony - “Miss Movin On”

​BEST COLLABORATION:

Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”

Pitbull ft. Ke$ha – “Timber”

Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”

Eminem ft. Rihanna – “The Monster”

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD:
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - “Turn Down For What”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”
Calvin Harris - “Summer”
Martin Garrix - “Animal”
Disclosure - “Grab Her!”

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Angel Haze ft. Sia – “Battle Cry”

Avicii - “Hey Brother”
Beyoncé - “Pretty Hurts”
J. Cole ft. TLC – “Crooked Smile”

Kelly Rowland - “Dirty Laundry”

David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko – “One Voice” ​

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Thirty Seconds to Mars - “City of Angels”
Beyoncé - “Pretty Hurts”
Arcade Fire - “Afterlife”
Gesaffelstein - “Hate or Glory”
Lana Del Rey - “West Coast”

BEST EDITING
Eminem - “Rap God”
MGMT - “Your Life is a Lie”
Zedd  ft. Hayley Williams -”Stay the Night”
Beyoncé - “Pretty Hurts”
Fitz and The Tantrums - “The Walker”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Sia - “Chandelier”
Beyoncé - “Partition”
Usher - “Good Kisser”
Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Jason Derulo ft. 2Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
Kiesza - “Hideaway”

BEST DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - “Turn Down For What”
OK Go  - “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Miley Cyrus - “Wrecking Ball”
Beyoncé - “Pretty Hurts”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “The Monster”

BEST ART DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - “Turn Down For What”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Eminem - “Rap God”
Arcade Fire - “Reflektor”

Tyler, The Creator - “Tamale”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - “Turn Down For What”
OK Go - “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Disclosure - “Grab Her!”
Eminem - “Rap God”
Jack White - “Lazaretto”

 

 

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Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” Campaign Being Met With Some Criticism

bossy1(PCM) By now I am sure that most of you have heard about the new campaign spearheaded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to ban the word bossy and empower young women to become leaders, however some are criticizing the campaign claiming that it creates a harmful double standard.

While the campaign is doing a great job at raising awareness and urging females about their leadership potential, many feel that by simply banning a word will not solve the underlying problem which has to do with the social issue of sexism at it’s core.

The Ban Bossy campaign has enlisted the help of several high-profile women such as Beyonce, Condoleezza Rice, Jane Lynch and Jennifer Garner to help spread the message stop the use of the word bossy. They urge young women to shut out negative thinking and gain a take charge attitude.

 

Critics of the campaign also feel that banning a certain word or phrase, can often times make it more desirable to use in the future. Also, a word like bossy is certainly not the very worst word that could be used to describe a woman. Many women do not see time find the word derogatory at all.

While it is true that most of the time it is women who are referred to as being “bossy” more often than men, there are plenty of additional derogatory terms that can define a overbearing male as well.

The “Ban Bossy” campaign is certainly a  shows great effort and I feel like Sandberg’s heart was definitely in the right place, but overall it may have slightly missed the mark on the target it was aiming to strike.

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