by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to controversy. We recently learned that Lana slept with "a lot of guys" in order to become famous, and the enigmatic songstress has made no effort to clarify her statement in the week since.

Prior to that Lana wished she was dead in one interview, and encouraged fans not to listen to her music in another. And don't even get us started on her weird dalliances with James Franco.

What we're saying is, Lana's latest album, Ultraviolence, has had one of the weirder promotional campaigns in recent memory.

Still, nothing that Lana has said to the press has incurred as much wrath as the record's title track, the video for which debuted today:

Yes, "Ultraviolence" follows "Shades of Cool" off as the third single off of Lana's already best-selling album. Pay close attention to the lyrics and you may see why women's rights groups are less than pleased with the track.

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Summer might not officially begin until June 21, but unofficially, the hottest season of the year is here. Bathing suits, sunscreen, and the beach are all calling our names.

You know what else this season needs? More... MUSIC. Songs of summer, to be exact.

What, exactly, IS a "song of summer"? Right now it's what every artist is trying to acquire: the most played song of the season that most ... well, reminds us of summer.

Our favorite warm-weather jams conjure up images of bodies of water, dancing, frozen and/or boozy drinks, and maybe even some lovin'. Preferably all of the above.

To that end, we've compiled a playlist of 21 songs of summer, comprised of #1 hits and hot songs we love that remind us of our carefree time in the sun.

Roll your windows down, turn your radio up, and cruise through this gallery ...

Summertime
THE song of summer, Will Smith's "Summertime" has been oft-imitated, never duplicated.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Lana Del Rey's song "So Legit" leaked online earlier this week and features some pretty harsh and seemingly direct jabs at pop megastar Lady Gaga.

"So Legit" could have been written as early as 2008 or 2009, according to reports. Whenever she penned it, Del Rey's sultry vocals are unmistakable.

As is the fact that she's laying into the "Born This Way" singer.

Many thought the two New York natives were close friends - and maybe they are, or were - but this paints the opposite picture to say the least.

"Stefani, you suck ... I know you're selling 20 million," Lana Del Rey sings. "Wish they could have seen you when we booed you off in Williamsburg."

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Man, 2012 was a great year for videos.

Long or short, highly produced or randomly amateur, political or sexual, musical or viral, these 12 videos spread like wildfire across the World Wide Internets.

What videos stand out as your favorites over the past 12 months? We've chosen a dozen that defined the year. Let's take a look back at 2012 in moving pictures:

12. Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know." Overplayed as it is dinky as it is catchy, Gotye's song may be one-hit wonder material, but that one hit was HUGE!

Cool video, too. Often imitated, never duplicated.

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Give Lana Del Rey credit: she knows how to get the Internet buzzing.

Granted, awhile back it was for an atrocious Saturday Night Live performance.

And then there was that weird Jackie O tribute in the video for "National Anthem." We're still not sure what was going on there.

Now, Del Rey has come out with the music video for “Bel Air," which is off the album "Born to Die: The Paradise Edition" and is really just spoken word from the artist.

It's unusual... and sort of cool? Decide for yourself:

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

In January, Lana Del Rey made headlines for a Saturday Night Live performance that... well... sucked.

Now, the singer is back in the news for another, retro reason: in the official music video for the track "National Anthem," Del Rey makes like former First Lady Jackie Onassis, while rapper A$AP Rocky - yes, the A$AP Rocky! - portrays a version of JFK.

The seven-minute and 40-second video begins with Del Rey singing "Happy Birthday" to her pretend husband, Marilyn Monroe style, and concludes with his infamous assassination. It's bound to garner a lot of press.

Watch and react now:

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Guns & Video Games?

Singing sensation Lana Del Rey, 25, has sparked speculation about her love life again after leaving Hollywood's Chateau Marmont hotel with Axl Rose, 50.

The singer has sent celebrity gossip publications into a frenzy, or at least a state of confusion, after leaving the hotel and driving off in an SUV with Rose:

Lana Del Rey and Axl Rose

The sighting came just two weeks after Del Rey was romantically linked to Marilyn Manson after they were seen together in a hotel in Berlin, Germany.

Yeah, apparently that happened. She has a type, for better or for worse.

Del Rey is believed to be a big time fan of Guns N' Roses, Axl's band.

The singer perhaps best known for her SNL "Video Games" performance attended two of their concerts last month and even recorded a track called "Axl Rose Husband" before attaining fame. So it's like life imitating art or something.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

SPOILER ALERT: It was not a good night for Erika Van Pelt on Thursday. This American Idol hopeful was sent home after a disappointing Billy Joel cover the evening before.

But what about Lana Del Rey? Did she redeem herself on one of the country's biggest stages, after she so memorably flopped on another (Saturday Night Live)? In a word: meh.

Del Rey simply might not be suited for the live stage, considering how breathless she sounds at times and, yes, just how boring she comes across as a performance. Make like Randy, Steven and J. Lo and judge for yourself now:

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Lana Del Rey may have called off her tour last month, but the maligned singer is very much moving ahead with her music career.

The artist has released the official video for "Blue Jeans," the second single off her debut album, "Born to Die," which is available in stores and on iTunes now.

Watch it now and then prepare for a performance from Del Ray on Thursday's American Idol results show. Let's all hope it trumps her SNL debacle.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Following her debacle of a performance on Saturday Night Live, the music career of Lana Del Rey is at a standstill.

But that doesn't mean the song for which she's best known, "Video Games," is a complete waste, at least not when Second City comedian Holly Laurent takes it over, mashes it up with The Hunger Games trailer and creates one of our favorite parodies in months.

I don’t want Peeta to be dead/A pita is a pouch of bread/But that’s his name.

Truly amazing. Watch below:

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