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How Adam Schlesinger Briefly Appeared On The Real World’s First Episode

Adam Schlesinger’s music belonged on television. One of the Fountains of Wayne songwriter’s most visible composition was 2003’s “Stacy’s Mom,” thanks to its Rachel Hunter-in-a-bikini-led video that dominated MTV. The clip preceded a slew of other Schlesinger-penned pop-rock hits anchored by glossy visual treatments; think The Click Five’s “Just the Girl,” Bowling for Soup’s “High…

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Bop Shop: Quarantine-Ready Songs From Lady Gaga, The Wonders, Karol G, And More

The search for the ever-elusive “bop” is difficult. Playlists and streaming-service recommendations can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn’t discriminate by genre and can…

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Lindsay Lohan Celebrates Her Resilience On Clubby New Song ‘Back To Me’

The rumors were true: Lindsay Lohan is back, baby! First thing Friday (April 3), LiLo returned with her first new single in 12 (yes, TWELVE) years: the electro-pop dance floor confessional “Back To Me.” “I used to blame me when shit got crazy / I can’t think too much about what they say,” she sings…

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Drake’s New Song ‘Toosie Slide’ Is Here And It’s Already A Viral Dance Hit

UPDATE (4/2/20, 12:27 a.m. ET): Just minutes after unleashing “Toosie Slide,” Drake has generously shared the single’s accompanying video. In it, a masked Drizzy wanders around his mansion while demonstrating his slick new dance craze. It ends with a pretty nifty fireworks display. Check out the Theo Skudra-directed clip below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWggTb45brM&feature=emb_titleDrake has never met a…

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Kang Daniel Had To Step Away From The Stage To Remember Why He Loved It

By Alexis Hodoyan-Gastelum When Kang Daniel walked into the hotel room, not a hair on his newly dyed ash-blue head was out of place, nor a visible crease marred his impeccable makeup, as he took a seat by a window overlooking the Hollywood Hills. And yet, he tried to hide his tired eyes behind a…

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Adam Schlesinger, Secret-Weapon Pop Songwriter, Dies At 52 From Coronavirus Complications

Adam Schlesinger, who wrote and co-wrote dozens of hook-emblazoned pop-rock songs in a career that spanned a quarter-century, has died of complications related to the novel coronavirus, outlets are reporting. He was 52. Schlesinger died Wednesday (April 1) following reports from earlier in the week that he’d been hospitalized and placed on a ventilator after…

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Domestic Violence Reports Are Spiking Around The World — So Lawmakers Are Stepping In To Help

France is officially stepping in to help the victims of domestic violence, many of whom face an increased risk of danger during the era of social distancing. The country first went on strict lockdown on March 17, Time notes, and stipulated that people were not allowed to leave their homes unless they were shopping for groceries, picking up medication…

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How Lo-Fi Beats’s Nostalgic Comfort Transcended The Memes

By Carson Mlnarik There’s a whole world outside your bedroom window, but you’re too busy to notice. Maybe you’re nestled in bed, feeling the serenity and safety of your laptop, your succulents, and an unexhausted supply of vinyl records and seltzer. Perhaps you’re perched at a desk and inspiration has struck; you can only take…

Stacey Abrams Wants You In The Census Fight With Her

Stacey Abrams is fighting for her vision of an equitable America — and it starts with making sure the youngest among us are seen by those in power. The former Georgia state representative, who gained national prominence when she ran for governor in 2018, knows firsthand how voter access can impact a race. After she…

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Justin Bieber Reschedules His Changes Tour Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Bad news, Beliebers. Justin Bieber is the latest artist to announce that he will be postponing his upcoming tour as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But remember, just because the concerts aren’t going on as originally scheduled doesn’t mean they’re not happening at all. The tour is simply undergoing some changes, if you…