Duck Sauce Big Bad Wolf: Behind the filming of a viral wonder
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon journey into the pop-culture world looks into the making of ‘Big Bad Wolf,’ sees Justin Bieber denying a parternity suit, and presents the mystery music video.
BIG BAD DEFENSE: Per Rolling Stone (with video interview), “Duck Sauce never thought their "Big Bad Wolf" video would be deemed too extreme for YouTube – but it's been restricted to viewers over the age of 18.
"It ended up being a little bit more outrageous and disgusting than we thought," director Keith Schofield tells Rolling Stone. Still, he defends the vulgar, viral masterpiece that he created for A-Trak and Armand Van Helden's side project. "It's not [Aphex Twin's] 'Window Licker' or something," he says. "That was a disturbing video."
The video, which was released on Rolling Stone on October 24th, follows two men as they go to a club, pick-up and hook-up — with the DJs' heads between their legs. "My mom was like, 'It's funny, but it makes me uncomfortable. I can't show it to your father,'" A-Trak says.
Meanwhile, Kanye West praised it for pushing the envelope. "You took an artistic risk by pissing out of your mouth," he told A-Trak over the phone.” http://bit.ly/swH2on
BIEBER SPEAKS: Per the AP, “Justin Bieber has denied allegations he fathered a child in a backstage bathroom and says he has never met the woman who filed the paternity suit against him. "To set the record straight, none of it is true," the teen heartthrob declared Friday during a brief appearance on NBC's "Today" show.
As mobs of fans screamed adoringly in Rockefeller Plaza, Bieber called it "crazy" that anyone would make up such a story.
"I know I'm going to be a target, but I'm never going to be a victim," Bieber told "Today" host Matt Lauer. "It's crazy, because every night after the show I've gone right from the stage right to my car. So it's crazy that some people want to make up such false allegations."
The paternity suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Mariah Yeater earlier this week. She had just turned 19 when she says she and Bieber, then 16, had a brief sexual encounter after one of the singer's concerts last fall at Los Angeles' Staples Center.” http://apne.ws/tZfmkK
MEANWHILE: Per Radar, “Lance Rogers and Matthew Pare, the attorneys for the woman who's filed a paternity suit against pop star Justin Bieber, told HLN Thursday night they're still sitting on "credible evidence" and undisclosed details that confirm the pop star is the baby's father.
Asked how they would face the penalties if a paternity test reveals Bieber is not the father -- and he goes after Yeater, legally -- Pare called the odds of it happening “highly unlikely based on the evidence we have, not all of which has been released to the media, by any means.
“There’s credible evidence that supports he is the father,” Pare said. http://bit.ly/sZsPcy
TWILIGHT HAND PRINTS: Per the Los Angeles Times, “Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner got immortalized in a non-vampire fashion Thursday, as the "Twilight Saga" triumvirate left imprints of their hands and feet outside Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theater.
"You're not gonna kill us, right?" emcee Jimmy Kimmel asked the massive crowd of fans assembled on Hollywood Boulevard, introducing the bright young things before KStew, RPatz and Tay-Tay plunged their mitts in cement.
"It's because of the unbelievably enthusiastic fan support that … the stars of this film are unable to come out of their homes," Kimmel said.
"This is so crazy for us," Stewart said as the crowd shrieked, "I've been so enamored by this business, Hollywood. … I think this is the coolest thing I've ever done in my life." http://lat.ms/vn7GM8
X FACTOR FAKE SINGING: Per TMZ, “Two "X Factor" performances last night revealed there's clearly lip-synching going down on the talent show ... but a rep says they're not alone, and it happens more often than you think.
During the opening song -- performed by all the contestants -- one singer started moving his mouth way after you could hear his voice. Later in the show ... the Stereo Hogzz backup singers didn't raise their mics at all. Oops.
An "X Factor" rep tells TMZ the vocals on all ensemble performances (not individual ones) are "pre-recorded" ... in order to give the contestants more time to work on competition songs.” http://bit.ly/uPiLi4
NOT IN OUR STORE!: Per Vulture, “This week, Simon & Schuster published the parody The Last Testament: A Memoir, in which God himself (or Himself) spills his life story to David Javerbaum, the former executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Not everyone is excited about the humor book: Several large retailers have declined to carry it, and Simon & Schuster’s U.K. imprint bought the rights but refused to publish it after seeing the final copy. Javerbaum isn’t a stranger to can’t-take-a-joke book blackballing: Walmart refused to sell the 2004 bestseller The Daily Show's America: The Book, because its pages contained what were obviously fake nude photographs of Supreme Court justices. Javerbaum spoke to Vulture about the limits of funny free speech.” http://bit.ly/tBMnDI
GAGA THANKSGIVING: Per Entertainment Weekly, “It was announced last night that ABC will air A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, a 90-minute prime-time special on November 24 featuring eight performances by Gaga as well as a sit-down with Katie Couric, all taking place at Gaga’s alma mater, New York’s Sacred Heart Catholic School.
Unlike the Thanksgiving specials Beyoncé and Taylor Swift have done in the past, Lady Gaga will be cooking up both current hits from Born This Way, as well as classic Christmas tunes, and she apparently “conceived and directed” the entire thing herself.” http://bit.ly/vM3JRS
NEW GIG FOR JAMIE FOXX SISTER: Per People, “She has appeared in her brother Jamie Foxx's "Blame It" music video, hit the stage at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in front of 26 million viewers and "battle danced" with celeb pals such as Denzel Washington and Chris Brown.
But DeOndra Dixon's latest turn in the spotlight makes her brother especially proud: The outgoing 27-year-old is the 2011 Ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.
"She's a superstar now," Foxx, 43, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview in this week's issue. "One thing people may not understand is that the love a person with special needs gives you is unfiltered," he says of their strong sibling bond. http://bit.ly/uJkqEH
SPIDERMAN WEEPS: Per the AP, “Call it a relaunch bump and jump.
DC Comics overtook long-time rival Marvel for the first time since 2002 after figures for October sales of comic books showed the publisher of relaunched versions of Superman, Batman, the Flash and others, gathering 51 percent of the market share for the month compared with nearly 30.3 percent for Marvel.
They were followed by Image Comics, Dark Horse Comis and IDW Publishing. That's according to Diamond Comic Distributors Inc., the Baltimore, Md.-based distributor of comics to more than 4,000 retailers worldwide. Diamond Comic Distributors released the sales data on Friday.” http://apne.ws/rEpsHV
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/aR2YJX
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