Janelle Monae and M.I.A. Perform Together Via Holograms

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Janelle Monae and M.I.A. took to the stage last night to perform a duet, but before you that it’s just some ordinary duet with two performers on a stage together, you would be wrong.

Leave it to Monae and M.I.A. to share a stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms. The advance technology which is similar to the one that brought Tupac back from the dead during Coachella 2012, was used during unique set. The idea was all sponsored by Audi as a way to launch its A3 model.

Unlike Tupac’s hologram, this project required more advanced 3-D projection and video mapping technology. Reportedly, the two artists performed together in person to help create the holograms, but did not get to see the final outcome until they took the stage, at their respected locations, that night.

“I wish I were in the audience because I’m sure it looked cooler from the audience, but it felt great,” Monae said after closing her 40-minute set. “I felt M.I.A.’s spirit up there.”

The Sri Lankan rapper’s hologram appeared during the performance of Monae’s lead single “Q.U.E.E.N.” from her recently released album, Electric Lady. Across the country, M.I.A. was joined on stage by Monae’s hologram during her song, “Bad Girls” where the hologram ‘sang’ a verse from the track.

Watch some footage from M.I.A’s performance at New York’s SIR Stage 37 here.

Kids’ Choice Awards 2013 Winners

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Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards give kids the chance to vote on what they think is the coolest of the cool in the pop culture world. The kids were in deed, out in force today at USC’s Galen Center for the 26th installment of the KCAs. The  underage voters (and parents) waited hours to catch a simple glimpse of their favorite starts who were set to attend such as Kristen Stewart, Miranda Cosgrove, Selena Gomez, and Katy Perry on the famous orange carpet.

The show was hosted by Transformer‘s Josh Duhamel whose pregnant wife, Fergie, was also in the crowd cheering on her husband which she let fan know of in a Twitter post earlier in the day. Winners of the evening included, The Hunger Games for Favorite Movie, One Direction as Favorite Music Group and Nickelodeon’s very own, recently ended show, Victorious as Favorite  Television Show.

But things were not safe for anyone because everyone who entered that arena became a target for the infamous slime to fall on (think the Hunger Games, just with a lot of gooey, neon green slime). Casualties of the evening included Neil Patrick Harris, Sandra Bullock, Kristen Stewart and Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull.

Check out the full list of winner right here.

TELEVISION:
Favorite TV ShowVictorious
Favorite Reality Show: 
Wipeout
Favorite Cartoon: 
SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite TV Actor: Ross Lynch (
Austin & Ally)
Favorite TV Actress: Selena Gomez (
Wizards of Waverly Place)

FILM:
Favorite Movie: The Hunger Games
Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows)
Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2)
Favorite Animated MovieWreck-It Ralph
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie: Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania)
Favorite Male Buttkicker: Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)
Favorite Female Buttkicker: Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)

MUSIC:
Favorite Music Group: One Direction
Favorite Male Singer: Justin Bieber
Favorite Female Singer: Katy Perry
Favorite Song: “What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)

SPORTS:
Favorite Female Athlete: Danica Patrick
Favorite Male Athlete: LeBron James

OTHER CATEGORIES:
Favorite Villain: Simon Cowell (The X Factor)
Favorite Book: The Hunger Games series
Favorite Videogame: Just Dance 4
Favorite App: Temple Run