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October 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Katniss Returns to a Destroyed District 12 in ‘Mockingjay — Part 1′ Teaser

October 15, 2014 5:47 pm
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We’re getting closer to the November 21 premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1!

Over the past few weeks, Lionsgate has dropped character posters, Lorde‘s contribution to the soundtrack, and the first official trailer. And on Wednesday, we were offered another look: The moment Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) returns to District 12, which has been demolished.

In the minute-long clip, a male voiceover (which sounds like Philip Seymour Hoffman) explains, “No one else can do this but her,” while a female voice warns, “She won’t be able to handle it. The Games destroyed her.”

“We need to make this personal for her,” he continues. “Let her see what the Capitol did to District 12.”

And when Katniss does get there and see what’s left of her home, the devastated look on her face says it all. Yet, when she collect some belongings from a house, she finds a white rose still alive and blooming in a vase of dead flowers.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 hits theaters on November 21!

Silver Woman Wreaks Havoc in Calvin Harris’ Trippy ‘Slow Acid’ Video

October 15, 2014 4:35 pm
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Calvin Harris released a new music video for the song “Slow Acid,” and it will take you on a trip.

The single is a slow, mixture of beats that is stripped of both lyrics and Calvin’s recent pop sounds. The video mirrors the beats as it follows a silver-painted woman throughout her rebellious, and oftentimes illegal night.

The video starts with an ominous black screen and then pans forward down a dark alley towards the woman glistening in silver as the beat radiates. She becomes violent as she robs a store and then seemingly kills a man in a car. The entire video climaxes as she is stripped of her clothing and goes through a full body transformation.

“Slow Acid” is off of Calvin’s new album, Motion, due out November 4. The “Summer” singer recently revealed it has a lot of high-profile collaborations on it, like Gwen Stefani and Ellie Goulding.

Pre-order Motion on iTunes before it drops next month!

Justin Bieber Covers ‘All About That Bass’ in Hip-Hop Remix: Listen

October 15, 2014 3:40 pm
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Justin Bieber brings his own vibes to “All About That Bass” as he sings the lyrics in Maejor Ali’s hip-hop remix of Meghan Trainor‘s hit song.

In the new version, Justin not only sings over the synths and bass line that brings the pop song into a whole other genre, he also changes the lyrics. “I’m all about that bass, no treble / We gonna take it to a whole ‘nother level … We know that s**t ain’t real / we know it’s Photoshopped.”

Listen to the “Boyfriend” singer’s remix:

“I’m excited to bring a hood, yet house twist to such a catchy song,” Maejor Ali tells Billboard in an interview. “I first put this song out as a production remix on my own. Not soon after it went out Meghan heard it, then Justin heard it, and shortly after they asked me to pull my version down so that the collaboration could happen. And that’s the dopest part.”

In addition to working with Justin and Meghan, Maejor Ali has also worked with notable artists like Iggy Azalea and Trey Songz, but this isn’t the first time he collaborated with Justin. Listen to their song with Juicy J, “Lolly,” below:

Athletes Compete in ‘Harry Potter’ Sport Quidditch in ‘Mudbloods’ Doc: Trailer

October 15, 2014 3:33 pm
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Harry Potter is back on the big screen … but in a different way.

A new documentary about the real-life athletes who play the wizarding world’s beloved sport of Quidditch, Mudbloods, is available on iTunes (watch the trailer above).

In the franchise based on the book series, wizards fly on broomsticks to get the balls, or bludgers, into three hoops on either end of the field. But, how are mudbloods, or humans, supposed to play Quidditch if we can’t fly? The documentary answers just that.

Athletes in the movie trailer say, “Yeah, of course we fly,” but in reality the athletes are just running with a broom. The now competitive sport boasts teams across the world and on many college campuses, with the season culminating at Quidditch’s own World Cup.

The documentary takes on a serious tone of a typical sports documentary, highlighting the ups and downs of every athlete. It’s a physical contact sport that channels aspects of rugby and football, yet athletes struggle with the stigma of being a geek for playing it.

Fly back into the world of Hogwarts with the new documentary Mudblood, available on iTunes now.

But first take a look back at a game of Quidditch from Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince.

5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin Hospitalized: Top 10 Get Well Tweets

October 15, 2014 2:38 pm
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5 Seconds of Summer has been forced to sit out on their long-awaited appearance on BBC’s Radio 1 Teen Awards on October 19, in addition to the postponement of their Japan trip, after their drummer, Ashton Irwin, was hospitalized with appendicitis.

The news was announced on the band’s official website on Wednesday that the 20-year-old had to undergo surgery and that he will be required to spend the “next week or so” in recovery.

“Hi guys, we have some news for you today. Ashton has come down with a case of appendicitis and had to have an operation,” they regretfully wrote. “He’s doing great and will be back up & running in no time, but he’ll need to rest up for the next week or so… Unfortunately this means that we’ll no longer be able to fly back to the UK this weekend for the Radio 1 Teen Awards. We will also be postponing next week’s trip to Japan (more info to come soon).”

Minutes after the news dropped, the 5SOS fandom sparked the worldwide trend, #GetWellSoonAshton, in an attempt to express their concerns and well wishes for the “She Looks So Perfect” rocker.

Check out the 10 sweetest #GetWellAshton tweets below:

Nick Jonas Drops 2 New Songs, ‘Teacher’ and ‘Wilderness': Listen

October 15, 2014 2:19 pm
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Nick Jonas‘ self-titled solo album isn’t due out until November 11, but he’s giving fans two more tastes of what we can expect.

On Tuesday, he dropped two songs, “Teacher” and “Wilderness,” which both pick up on the sexy streak the former Disney star has been on since going solo following the breakup of The Jonas Brothers.

For the Justin Timberlake-esque “Teacher,” Nick (and his falsetto) is driven crazy over his lady’s sexy dress and he wants to teach her “how to love.” Listen:

“Wilderness” takes on a similar sensual tone: “Naked as the day we were born,” as Nick sings in the chorus.

Pre-order Nick Jonas, which also includes “Jealous,” “Chains,” and the Angel Haze-assisted “Numb,” on iTunes now here!

Taylor Swift Goes Cat Crazy and Previews New Song in Diet Coke Ad

October 15, 2014 12:24 pm
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Self-proclaimed (and proud) cat lady Taylor Swift lives out her dreams in a new Diet Coke ad.

The 30-second spot begins with the singer and just one cat, but every time she takes a sip of soda, another adorable kitten appears until she is literally drowning in fur. Taylor tweeted out the commercial Wednesday and boasted about her cat Olivia’s new career.

Although it’s difficult to look past the attention-grabbing kittens, there is something else to squeal about! The “Shake It Off” singer also previewed a new song off her new album 1989. If you listen closely, the lyrics are: “And that’s how it works / That’s how you get the girl, oh.”

Taylor just released her second song off of her new pop album this week, titled “Out of The Woods” after the success of “Shake It Off.”

Taylor’s album 1989 will drop October 27, and fans can pre-order it on iTunes.

FINALS: Vote for Your Favorite Cover of 5 Seconds of Summer’s ‘Amnesia’

October 15, 2014 12:03 pm
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**The poll is now closed. Thank you to all who voted! Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner.**

The final round of RyanSeacrest.com‘s best cover of 5 Seconds of Summer‘s hit single, “Amnesia,” has officially begun!

The competition started off with 13 talented YouTubers who tried their hand at the Australian rock band’s heartbreak ballad, and now we’re down to the top five finalists.

Watch the videos below and help your favorite artist win by participating in our poll.

Fans are allowed to vote every 12 hours, so make to cast your votes twice a day before the winner is announced next Wednesday, October 22.

Bronnie Hughes

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Irene Music

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Justin Tyler

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Mayberry Band

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Meghan Trainor Drops Sassy New Single ‘Lips Are Movin': Listen

October 15, 2014 11:54 am
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Retro-pop artist Meghan Trainor is known for hailing a message of self-love with her breakthrough single, “All About That Bass.” The 20-year-old’s newly-released single, “Lips Are Movin,” which dropped on Wednesday, is no different — she knows her worth.

The funky jam starts off with Meghan asserting her irreplaceable assets, singing, “Tell me that you’re not just about this bass / you really think I could be replaced / nah, I come from outer space / and I’m a classy girl, I’mma hold it up.”

In the upbeat track, the singer-songwriter debuts her unknown side as a human lie detector as she dismisses her sweet nothing-filled relationship with lyrics like, “I gave you bass, You gave me sweet talk / saying how I’m your number one but I know you lie / cause your lips are moving / baby don’t you know I’m done.”

The out-of-nowhere song does not appear on Meghan’s rookie four-song EP, Title. In an interview with Billboard in September, she hinted that her debut full-length album is, “pretty much done” with only “one more song to wrap up.”

“Lips Are Movin” could potentially be the first preview of the forthcoming project, which Meghan also says, “should be out soon.”

Hit the comments section below with your thoughts on Meghan’s brand-new single.