From Elephants Falling Out Of the Sky to Drones Attacking, the 10 Wildest Moments in Camila Cabello’s ‘Liar’ Video

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Camila Cabello has proven, once again, that she is a music video queen. The «Havana» singer unveiled her amazingly dramatic «Liar» video Thursday (Sept. 12), and it’s another cinematic masterpiece.

The 6-minute clip — directed by Dave Meyers, who also directed the steamy «Señorita» video with Cabello and Shawn Mendes — features Cabello in the middle of a love triangle between billionaire (and total jerk) Reese Kensington and an adoring restaurant bus boy. Cabello’s acting skills shine, as she also portrays a hilariously fiesty Latina talk show host named La Flaca, but it’s the wacky bits of the video that make «Liar» truly great.

When Camila starts choking

By now it’s no secret that Camila Cabello is a great actress, but her fake choking may be her most convincing act yet. As she tries to tell Reese she loves the necklace he gave her (which she clearly doesn’t mean), she begins to choke, and it’s pretty darn believeable — she even turns bright red at one point. Though Camila’s pale near-death face is clearly just makeup, her choking sounds were spot-on.

When Camila and Reese have a high-speed goose chase

Upon waking up next to Reese with the bus boy’s love note in hand, Camila knows she needs to get out of the room quickly. As she speeds through the house, Reese wakes up to find her not there, and goes on a hunt to find her — and thanks to the scene’s high-speed visual effects, it’s quite a rush.

When everything becomes the truth

After Camila admits she hates the swanky restaurant and just wants a cheesburger (relatable, really), everything around her begins to live its truth the way she did. Dead roses come back into bloom; a waiter reveals that the food at the fancy establishment is only 10% natural (not 100%); two men on dates with women begin to make out; a balding guy removes his toupee; a man unveils his sleeve tattoo to his mom; and another waiter reveals he’s a breakdancer — all in a matter of 10 seconds.

When Camila gets squashed by an elephant

Okay, not really. But when Camila initially tells Reese off, she’s met with the first of a few resulting misfortunes — the first in the shape of a massive elephant falling out of the sky. Common occurrence.

When a hoard of bicyclists have a pile-up crash

Another one of Camila’s post-truth disasters involves a pack of cyclists who have a domino-effect crash after she walks into the middle of the street. She even avoided the elephant this time, dang it!

When the drones attack

What’s scarier than a swarm of buzzing bees? Thousands of buzzing drones, apparently. Her third and final truth-telling calamity is in the form of drones, which may be the most horrifying tragedy of them all.

When she sets the mansion ablaze (and barely escapes)

Though Camila has a burning desire to open the note the bus boy gave her, she seems to think that actually burning it is the best way to fight the urge. Of course, it backfires — literally — and suddenly Reese’s massive home goes up in flames. Luckily, she makes it out, but not without some seriously frizzed hair.

When Reese discovers a dildo in Camila’s her purse

After Camila set fire to the mansion, Reese puts her through a lie detector test. He first pulls out the necklace that she has yet to wear, which pains him enough. But once he pulls out a dildo, then he’s just offended. Camila, you go, girl.

When a little birdie brings Camila joy

As if there haven’t been a ton of did-that-really-happen moments already, an animated bird flies into Camila’s room once her «Liar» nightmare ends. Though the bluebird is quite adorable, it’s just another part that makes you wonder if you need to get your eyes checked.

When La Flaca says Camila isn’t that pretty

Camila’s anchor girl alter ego delivers the tea that Camila left a billionaire for a bus boy, and more hilarity ensues between La Flaca and her co-anchors, Gordita and Tammy. But after a handful of lighthearted jabs, La Flaca says, «She’s not really that pretty, is she?» then proceeds to call Camila a 7, to which Gordita says «she’s like a 5.» There’s plenty of outlandish things in the «Liar» video, but c’mon — Camila is a 10!

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Louis Tomlinson Rocks Out in Flashy ‘Kill My Mind’ Video: Watchhttps://www.billboard.com/files/styles/1500x992_gallery/public/media/Louis-Tomlinson-may-4-2019-england-billboard-1548.jpg

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The guy gets the girl, but how does it end?

Louis Tomlinson is all in on the rock thing in the video for his «Kill My Mind» single. The high-energy clip directed by the aptly named Charlie Lightening (Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher) that debuted on Friday morning (Sept. 13) finds Liam blazing through the uptempo track in a packed club in front of an enthusiastic audience that includes a particular blonde woman that the camera seems to love.

The live scenes are intercut with images of a man bombing down a country road on a motorcycle, leading one to believe that said road hog might be Louis and the woman might be his video love interest. But that’s where the plot twist comes in, as the man is revealed to be a buzz-cut rider excited to check out a Louis Tom show with his crush. As Tomlinson hypes the crowd with his Gallagher-esque stage moves on the song the former One Direction star co-wrote and co-produced with Jamie Hartman, the couple hop on the man’s bike and take off.

And that’s where the plot twist comes in. Watch the video below to see how it ends, and stick around after the surprise for a sneak preview of Tomlinson’s next chapter in the couple’s love story. «Kill My Mind» is the second song released to date from Tomlinson’s upcoming debut solo album, following the pop ballad «Two of Us.» The release date and title of the album has not yet been announced.

Watch «Kill My Mind.»

 

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Lady Gaga Says Her Haus Laboratories Makeup Line Is For ‘All Gender Identities’

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Throughout her decade-long career, Lady Gaga has always made it a point to uplift and support the LGBTQ community. According to her, that trend shows no signs of stopping — even as she focuses on her new makeup line.

In a new cover story for Allure, Gaga spoke about the creation and rollout of Haus Laboratories, her new beauty brand, and how she doesn’t want to limit her line to the confines of the gender binary. “I would like all gender identities to know very clearly that they are included, and never exploited, ever,” she said.

The star further explored a hypothetical scenario in which a young customer came to their parents with a desire to wear makeup. «I want that little boy at home that might like to be called a girl to say, ‘Mommy, I want to wear Dynasty. It’s a Glam Attack,’» she said. «And then Mommy goes, ‘Oh, my son wants to be called a girl, and he wants the Glam Attack.’ And then she goes and she gets it for him. And he uses it. And then there’s a bond.»

Gaga added that she wants the parallels drawn between her music career and her new beauty line to clearly show her passion and support for the LGBTQ community, citing kids using her public image as a diving off point for coming out. «I have heard those stories so many times, over and over, for all of the years that I have been in this business. And I want the same thing…to happen with this company. If I’m not changing people’s lives, what are we doing here?”

 

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Camila Cabello Sets the Mansion on Fire In Outrageous ‘Liar’ Music Video: Watch

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There’s something wild about Camila Cabello’s “Liar” music video.

Maybe it’s the elephants dropping from the skies, or the flock of flamingos camped on her property. Or the dozens of identical cyclists who swamp her.

Whatever, it’s hilarious and ridiculous.  And it looks as expensive as her fiance’s tastes.

Directed by Dave Meyers, “Liar” sees Cabello play a range of characters for fun. As the story goes, she’s stuck with a rich douchebag, who she doesn’t really like, and she hates the restaurant he takes her to, and doesn’t dig his folks.

But it’s hard to decipher what’s real and what’s a dream. She’s living a lie. But she does like the waiter, for real.

After setting the mansion on fire, her tales are tested with a polygraph (you know, a lie detector). It’s a wild ride.

“Liar” is the followup to Cabello’s “Shameless,” and she’ll perform it Oct. 12 on Saturday Night Live.

Check out the video below.

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All The Things You Missed At Rihanna’s Epic Savage x Fenty NYFW Show

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On Tuesday night (Sept. 10), Rihanna unveiled her fall/winter 2019 line of Savage x Fenty at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Earlier, she teased her highly-anticipated, second-ever New York Fashion Week show on Instagram with a post captioned, «We are working on creating the most bold, sexy, super energetic experience you can imagine!!» — Ri-Ri delivered.

This year’s show — which highlighted diversity, inclusivity in fashion and strength and movement, as majority of the model-dancers wore sneakers — will be live-streamed by Amazon Prime Video on Sept. 20 (her debut last year was live-streamed by YouTube) in over 200 countries and territories. While the Savage x Fenty Show will offer an up-close look at the new line and offer behind-the-scenes footage, it’s air date is still over a week away. So until then, check out the best things we saw go down in real life.

The Barclays Center Was Totally Transformed

Rihanna art-directed and executive produced the show, and along with producers PRODJECT and Endeavor Content, managed to make the 19,000-capacity venue feel intensely intimate. Most of the arena was closed off, leaving a small space for celebrities — including Diplo, Kacey Musgraves, Kehlani, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Real Housewives cast members and Miss Vanjie among others — to sit alongside media and guests. The set design appeared to be inspired by Greece, with white sponge-painted walls and arched entryways.

Rihanna Graced Us With Her Presence — And Dance Moves

Rihanna made not one, but two appearances in her show. To everyone’s surprise, she opened the 40-minute set center stage, flanked by 10 model-dancers all wearing sheer black bodysuits — Rihanna outfitted hers with a velvet mini-skirt, diamond jewelry, red lipstick and a sky-high braided ponytail. Though she didn’t sing — as fun as the live debut of a new, long-awaited song would have been — she did deliver some sultry, precisely-executed dance moves. Her hip pops teased what we would likely get from her next tour, whenever that may be (no rush, really).

High-Profile Models and Artists Shared the Stage

In the first of many model and artist pairings, Gigi Hadid strutted the length of the stage while Big Sean walked on from one of the 10+ entry points singing his Kanye West and Jay-Z collab «Clique.» He was later joined by A$AP Ferg, who sported a teal-blue buzzed haircut, for their team-up, «Bezerk.» After, the pacing slowed momentarily down as Cara Delevingne and a crew of model-dancers debuted a new look to «Oops (Oh My)» by Tweet and Missy Elliott before 21 Savage made his appearance — not to perform, but to model a men’s look of red silky pants and a matching robe, worn open, of course.

But possibly the best pairing — and perhaps the most intentional — was when Laverne Cox strutted her stuff in a hot pink leotard and heels ahead of Migos’ performance. The trio sang its Mustard collab, «Pure Water,» while standing in a circular, inch-deep pool on stage and wearing variations of matching iridescent outfits.

Normani’s Unparalleled Moves 

Since dropping her «Motivation» music video, Normani made one thing very clear: she can out-dance anybody. The rising artist impressed attendees with intensive choreography, and proved that Savage x Fenty is truly for any and all occasions — despite the quick-paced, bouncy choreography, her pieces stayed rightfully in their place the entire time.

The Live Debut of Halsey’s New Song «Graveyard» 

The singer, who the night before performed at DKNY’s 30th anniversary event in Dumbo, sang «Graveyard» live for the first time — the song isn’t even out until Friday — from atop one of the higher structures in the show’s set before making her way down the stairs. Once at the bottom, she engaged in a passionate dance as a three-piece band — whose members played acoustic guitar, drums and synthpad — played off to the side. Following the show, Halsey tweeted: «There! Are! No! Words! @rihanna just changed the game forever; as she always does. Thank you for letting me witness and be a part of this incredible event.»

Tierra Whack Spit Bars Alongside DJ Khaled, Fat Joe and Fabolous 

DJ Khaled came on stage with a whole lot of energy, as he always does, while screaming the opening lines of «All I Do Is Win» before going hard on its verses. Khaled later welcomed longtime friend and collaborator Fat Joe to perform «All The Way Up» — without Remy Ma, French Montana or Infared — while jumping in to state: «Rihanna, we love you!» And then, Tierra Whack joined in, perfectly and energetically rapping her «Clones» track while Khaled took on the role of hype man. Finally, Fabolous got in on the fun, switching up the lyrics of «You Be Killin Em» to say, «Rihanna, you be killin em.»

Rihanna’s Humbled Wave   

Promptly at 10:20, Rihanna returned for a quick goodbye. She looked around the space, waved toward the camera fixated on her, and shared a smile that was a fusion of pride, relief and an eagerness to celebrate yet another career milestone.

Celebrities Who Acted Just Like Us

Once the lights turned on and guests were pointed toward the exits, Diplo — who was dressed casually in jeans and a button down with his hair in a small ponytail — climbed over the arena seats to speed along his departure. It worked. Elsewhere, once in the lobby, Nicky Hilton was overheard asking her sister Paris to call their car before they both realized that their phones were still locked tight in Yondr cases — turns out no one was exempt from the no-phone rule.

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Bruno Mars Has Seen The Weeknd’s New Mustache And He Has Thoughts

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Apparently, there’s only room for one killer mustache in pop. Or so it seems. Bruno Mars had some thoughts on Tuesday (Sept. 10) when he saw that The Weeknd has paired his new, natural hairdo with a 1970s-style mouth brow. «This was the moment I saw The Weeknd’s New Mustache,» Mars wrote alongside a picture of himself behind a drum kit rocking a similar-looking lip caterpillar.

The friendly ‘stache talk rung up plenty of laughing emoji from pals including Kameron Whalum, Anderson.Paak and Ally Brooke.

The Weeknd hadn’t responded to the budding face furniture fracas at press time, but here are some more pictures of his new fuzzy friend

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See Who’s Joining ‘The Voice’ as a Battle Advisor This Season

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A singer with some first-hand reality show singing experience will be joining another reality singing veteran when The Voice returns to the small screen on Sept. 23 for season 17.

NBC announced on Thursday (Sept. 5) that Normani — who broke through in 2012 when she was bundled into Fifth Harmony after washing out as a solo singer on The X Factor — will join season one American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson’s team on the upcoming season.

She’ll be joined by returning former season four and six judge Usher, who will work alongside John Legend. The other two battles advisors on board for the season are Team Gwen Stefani’s Will.i.am and Team Blake Shelton’s Darius Rucker.

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Demi Lovato Boots Body Shaming With Unedited Bikini Photo

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Demi Lovato is confident. The pop singer has shared an empowering photograph of herself emerging from the ocean in a swimsuit, without any touch-ups or airbrushing.

“This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited,” she says, acknowledging her cellulite. “I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m their idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got.”

The «Confident» singer recently took a break from social media after a spell in rehab. Now, she’s turning over a new leaf. “I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day.”

The photo, which can be seen below, is blowing up on social media. “Demi Lovato is the shit,” tweeted Scooter Braun, who became her manager in May. “She is amazing. That’s the tweet. Bravo. Deal with it.”

The Grammy-nominated artist has a bulging schedule of small-screen appearances, including an upcoming appearance on NBC’s Will & Grace and a character in Netflix’s comedy Eurovision.

“It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days,» she writes, «or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of real cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit. Anyway, here’s me, raw, real! And I love me. And you should love you too!”

Lovato also updated her followers with her work in the recording studio, teasing an “anthem” that’s in the pipeline.

Check out Lovato’s Instagram below:

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This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day. It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit. Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio.. I’m working on an anthem.. 🙏🏼🙌🏼🤷🏻‍♀️ also. Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do. I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too. 💗 #nationalcelulliteday #celluLIT 🔥🔥🔥

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Miley Cyrus Sheds the Party Life in Stunning ‘Slide Away’ Video: Watch

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Miley Cyrus unveiled the evocative visual for her power ballad “Slide Away” on Friday (Sept. 6).

The emotionally-charged video opens with Miley underwater in a slinky gold dress and matching accessories as she processes moving on in the wake of her split with husband Liam Hemsworth.

“Once upon a time, it was paradise/ Once upon a time, I was paralyzed/ Think I’m gonna miss these harbor lights/ But it’s time to let it go,” the superstar sings as she wanders through a raucous house party looking dazed and mournful.

Several scenes from the new video echo those from the clip for Miley’s 2012 No. 2 hit “We Can’t Stop” — from the hard-partying extras to the shots of the sun-drenched star looking out from the edge of the pool — except this time, she’s fully detached from the revelry happening around her.

On Aug. 10, Miley announced her separation from Liam after less than a year of marriage. (The former lovebirds had been on-and-off for nearly a decade after meeting on the set of 2010’s The Last Song.) Less than two weeks later, Liam officially filed for divorce.

Watch the emotional video for “Slide Away” below.

 

Watch Billie Eilish Sing Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Justin Bieber & Radiohead Hits in ‘Song Association’ Challenge

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Billie can’t think of a single song with the word «dance» in it.

Billie Eilish looks fierce on the cover of Elle magazine’s October Women in Music issue, flawlessly pulling off one of her signature blank stares while holding up long green fingernails that match the stripe in the middle of her hair.  Inside, she talks about her style, the world’s strange obsession with how she dresses and thoughts of possibly changing up her look when she turns 18. «I’m gonna be a woman. I wanna show off my body. What if I wanna make a video where I wanna look desirable?» she says.

But most importantly, she slips into her favorite red sleeping bag to play a game of «Song Association» in which she has 10 seconds to think of and sing a lyric featuring a key word. Spoiler alert: things do not get off to a great start when she, literally, cannot think of a single song with the word «dance» in it. «Wow, dance is in every song, I can’t even think of one,» she says, shaking her head. «Why am I thinking of ‘Livin’ on a Prayer?'»

She quickly recovers, though, stumbling through The Weeknd’s «Worth It» when prompted with the word «perfect.» The next one is a slam dunk, as «Lovely» happens to be the title of one of her 2017 collab with Khalid. «Party» is not hard, though Eilish admits she used to sing «Farty in the U.S.A.» whenever she thought of the flatulence-free Miley Cyrus smash.

From there it’s a run through Big Sean and Kash Doll’s «So Good» for «good,» a spirited take on «queen» P!nk‘s «So What» for «rockstar,» a soulful stab at H.E.R.’s «Gone Away» for «gone,» and, of course, her own «Ocean Eyes» for «ocean.» She dips into some Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj’s «Beauty and the Beat» for «beauty,» a loving tribute to Avril Lavigne’s «Complicated» for, duh, «complicated,» a jazzy «Creep» by Radiohead for «when» and her own «My Strange Addiction» for «strange.»

She also claps through Pharrell’s «Happy» («happy»), Clairo’s «Pretty Girl» («Polaroid) and ends with a scatting run through her «Bad Guy» («bad»).

Watch the video below.

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