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Ariana Grande stirs up ALL the relationship drama in her steamy new video for “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored.”
Liam Neeson appeared on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday in the wake of controversy over his saying he contemplated carrying out a racist revenge attack after someone close to him was raped.
In advance of his Warriors debut, the four-time All-Star sat down with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols to discuss his injury, his tumultuous career and the talent overload in Oakland.
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Tory Lanez really dodged a bullet last month when he avoided getting into an unnecessary beef with Royce Da 5’9 and now that he doesn’t have to live life looking over his shoulder he can get back to the music side of things.
Linking up with Trippie Redd in the visual to “FeRRis WhEEL,” Tory Lanez finds himself back in school where he and his classmates get rowdy before turning up at a house party where everyone threw their inhibitions to the wind.
Trae Tha Truth meanwhile probably dropped the longest song of the last few years as he linked up with, well, everyone from the east to the west in his 9-minute clip to “I’m On 3.0.”
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Tyga, Lil Duke, and more
TORY LANEZ FT. TRIPPIE REDD – “FERRIS WHEEL”
TRAE THA TRUTH FT. DAVE EAST, ROYCE DA 5’9, T.I., CURREN$ Y, TEE GRIZZLEY, E-40, STYLES P, SNOOP DOGG, FABOLOUS, G-EAZY, RICK ROSS & CHAMILLIONAIRE – “I’M ON 3.0”
TYGA – “FLOSS IN THE BANK”
J. STALIN & DJ FRESH – “BUBBLE GUM CANDY FRUIT”
JACKIE SPADE – “MIA”
KEY! & KENNY BEATS FT. 6LACK – “LOVE ON ICE”
FREDO BANG FT. TEE GRIZZLEY – “MANSION PARTY”
LIL DUKE – “ADIDAS”
Find out how Aubree and Chelsea reacted on Teen Mom 2 to dad Adam missing out on their very first planned visit at the visitation center.
Did Kendall Jenner really boo Tristan Thompson?
On the low, Nipsey Hussle had one of the year’s best rap albums in Victory Lap and though he made more noise with his hand of God slap at the BET Awards, he’s still out to prove his music is what Y’all need to pay attention to.
Today. the LA rapper dropped the clip for the title track to his album in which he goes south of the border to Mexico to soak in the Central American sun while riding boats and posing next to the Aztec pyramids.
Back in Brooklyn, Troy Ave continues to make the most of his freedom as he blesses kids with school supplies and goes golfing in the visual to “Who I’m Becoming.”
Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from 8Ball & MJG, Fatboy SSE featuring Lil Tjay, and more.
NIPSEY HUSSLE FT. STACY BRATHE – “VICTORY LAP”
TROY AVE – “WHO I’M BECOMING”
8BALL & MJG – “TAKE A PICTURE”
FATBOY SSE FT. LIL TJAY – “STREET”
CUBAN DOLL – “F*CK BOY FREE”
POPCAAN FT. DAVIDO – “DUN RICH”
Ariana Grande apologizes after canceling her New Year’s weekend concert in Las Vegas due to “health issues.”
Gucci Mane’s next project Evil Genius is just a few weeks away from hitting the streets so you can expect the ATLien to begin churning out new work in the coming weeks to build a buzz for the December 7th release.
Holding court in what seems to be an abandoned church, Gucci Mane and Kevin Gates get things lit while seemingly ready to commit sin with the thick young women in attendance for the clip to “I’m Not Goin’.”
From the south to the north, Tory Lanez throws a little soiree in his home where A Boogie and a bevy of young women join him for some red light special fun in the clip to “If It Ain’t Right.”
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from XXXTentacion & Lil Pump featuring Maluma and Swae Lee, Mozzy, and more.
GUCCI MANE FT. KEVIN GATES – “I’M NOT GOIN’”
TORY LANEZ FT. A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE – “If IT AIN’T RIGHT”
XXXTENTACION & LIL PUMP FT. MALUMA & SWAE LEE – “ARMS AROUND YOU”
MOZZY – “ONE OF MINES”
LITTLE SIMZ – “BOSS”
OSBS & LIL XAN – “OSB ANTHEM”
BLACC CUZZ – “ON GOD”
LeBron James’ sarcastic reply to a tweeted NBC Sports promotional video featuring Michael Jordan teasing about solving the GOAT debate should go a long way toward stirring the pot.
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David Henrie is taking responsibility after his Monday morning arrest at Los Angeles International Airport.
Nearly four months after his now-infamous visit to the TMZ newsroom, Kanye West is apologizing for his remarks. In a revealing radio interview with Chicago’s WGCI FM 107.5, the “Yikes” rapper expressed regret for saying that slavery was “a choice” and felt remorse for how the comment “made people feel.”
Bria declared she wanted to go home during tonight’s ‘Are You the One?’ season premiere. Find out why!
Iggy Azalea is sticking by her best friend’s side through thick and thin.
Patrick J. Adams is human, everyone!
Even though we live in the “High Definition” age of music videos, you have to appreciate the old grainy VHS visuals from yesteryear.
Juicy J certainly remembers those days and for his clip to “Choke Hold” incorporates that old school VHS tape format that perfectly captures his gritty feeling he’s spilling on the track.
Speaking of old school, Funkadelic Godfather OG George Clinton reconnects with his Parliament brethren and links up with Hip-Hop OG Scarface and Mudbone for their own retro-inspired visuals to “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me.”
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from PnB Rock, Lucki, and more.
JUICY J – “CHOKE HOLD”
GEORGE CLINTON FT. SCARFACE & MUDBONE – “I’M GON MAKE U SICK O’ME”
PNB ROCK – “SCRUB”
LUCKI – “SWITCHLANES”
LIL BABY – “SOUTHSIDE”
TAFIA – “DBF”
It’s been a while since 50 Cent dropped a new video for any kind of project but today Fiddy comes through with something to appease his hardcore fan base.
In his new clip for his latest single “Still Think I’m Nothing,” 50 takes it back to his childhood and paints a coming of age picture of a young Curtis Jackson who grew up as one with the concrete jungle.
Meanwhile a slimmed down Belly enjoys his newfound fame and fortune in his visual for “The Come Down Is Real Too” where he posts up in a big boy mansion where he’s accompanied by some seductive young ladies. Anyone else think Belly kinda looks like French Montana now?
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from DJ Kay Slay featuring Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Young Chris & Tracey Lee, Migos & Marshmello, and more.
50 CENT FT. JEREMIH – “STILL THINK I’M NOTHING”
DJ KAY SLAY FT. BEANIE SIGEL, FREEWAY, YOUNG CHRIS & TRACEY LEE – “DEATH MURDER & MAYHEM”
BELLY – “THE COME DOWN IS REAL TOO”
MIGOS & MARSHMELLO – “DANGER”
LONDON ON DA TRACK FT. YOUNG THUG, TY DOLLA $ IGN, JEREMIH & YG – “WHATEVER YOU ON”
CHIEF KEEF – “GET SLEEP”
She also said she doesn’t call the main White House line.
The best moments from the 2017 Emmys, from Donald Glover making history to ‘Big Little Lies” total Emmy domination.
A funny thing happened after my conversation with Sam Harris on the topic of President Trump. An avalanche of anti-Trumpers descended on my Twitter account and insisted I become their moral leader – sort of like their Pope. I have not accepted the job, but I can see the need.
Let me give you some context.
Sam Harris’ view on President Trump is that our new leader is a lying, unscrupulous, unethical con man. My view on President Trump is that he’s a skilled persuader who has offered to use his talents on behalf of the country. I have been silent on the ethics and morality questions because I trust people to make those decisions on their own. Personally, I would lie to a terrorist to save your child’s life. Some people would consider that immoral because lying is bad. I say every situation is unique, and we all have to make our own moral/ethical decisions as we go.
To me, that all seemed clear enough. I completely understand Sam’s criticisms of President Trump’s use of hyperbole and his casual relationship with the facts on the stuff that generally doesn’t matter. (As I like to say, President Trump is consistently “directionally accurate” even when he is playing loose with the facts. Persuasion looks exactly like that.
Anyway, my critics – who are also President Trump’s critics it seems – called out to me on Twitter to clarify the ethical and moral dimensions of this presidency. I didn’t think my opinion on that topic was useful because no one gets their ethical guidance from cartoonists. I figured people could work out the morality questions on their own. But I was wrong. The anti-Trumpers need a Pope. And apparently they want it to be me. I didn’t see this coming.
I will consider the job over the weekend and let them know my decision. If you see white smoke coming from the man-cave in my garage, it means I have accepted the position.
You might enjoy reading my book because I’m sort of like a Pope to my critics. But without the cool hat. (Not saying I won’t get one.)
I’m also on…
Twitter (includes Periscope): @scottadamssays
YouTube: At this link.
Facebook Official Page: fb.me/ScottAdamsOfficial
— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) July 17, 2017
While on FS1’s Speak for Yourself, Vick said Kap should clean up his look, and that his political protests have nothing to do with why he is still a free agent.
Yeah, Mike Vick, who had his career railroaded because he was a Black guy who made a poor decision, thinks race has nothing to do with Kap getting curved, while a guy like Johnny Manziel is fielding phone calls from teams.
Needless to say, Twitter came through with copious amounts of slander.
Mike Vick pic.twitter.com/HgLzVEG78X
— GooPac (@DeadRonn) July 17, 2017
Colin should cut his hair, he shouldn't represent himself that way.
Us when we found out they've trapped another one: pic.twitter.com/w3u1NFDWDo
— Dub (@DubOnDaBeatz) July 18, 2017
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) July 18, 2017
mike vick said kap aint in the league cuz he picked the wrong row on the barbershop haircut chart. i'm sleep.
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) July 18, 2017
Does Mike Vick not realize the sheer absurdity of using his comeback as an example for Kaepernick?
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) July 18, 2017
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On the red carpet at the premiere for “Descendants 2” in Los Angeles, Dove Cameron talks with Access Hollywood about her relationship with Thomas Doherty. And, she spills details on the movie.
“Descendants 2” premieres on July 21 at 8/7c on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform, Disney XD and Lifetime.
Right after proving that an old dog can still have a big bite at the BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher, Redman releases the visuals to his lead single off his upcoming Mudface album.
In the visuals to “Dope Man” Reggie Noble proves that even as one of the most decorated and respected veteran MC’s in the game, his panache when it comes to his imaginative and comedic visuals are still what make the Funk Doctor Spock one of the most out of this world entertainers to date.
A few months after taking a bullet to the heart Bay Area rapper M.I.C. returns to the rap scene with his visuals to “I’m Back” where he uses home footage of his time spent in the hospital and his road to recovery so effectively that it’ll get you to root for this man to succeed.
Check out the rest of today’s visuals including work from Dinero Farrar and Skippa Da Flippa.
It was a slow day for visuals, man.
REDMAN – “DOPE MAN”
M.I.C. “I’M BACK”
DENIRO FARRAR – “SAME OL’/SO LONG”
SKIPPA DA FLIPPA – “FRESHER DEN ME”
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I love this country. I love the state of New York, where I was born and raised, and where my husband and I are raising our almost-2-year-old daughter. When I see the images of Syrian refugees risking their lives to escape the terror in their native country or read about the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their school by Boko Haram, my heart aches, and surges with gratitude that I live in America. But with the news of each deadly mass shooting, the sense of security I feel here is falling away.
Even more disturbing, while my fear and my anger mount each time I learn that innocent lives were lost to gun violence—at church, on college campuses, at the movies, at the supermarket—I’m no longer surprised by the headlines. I remember the horror I felt in my gut when my mom called to tell me about the Newtown massacre as I waited for a flight at LaGuardia on December 14, 2012. Three years later, tweets and TV special reports announcing mass shootings are routine.
I worry for my own safety. Over the summer, when the lights went down at the movie theater where I went to see Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, I wondered for a brief moment: “Could someone here take out a gun and start shooting?” That’s what happened at a Lafayette, Louisiana, showing of the same movie, where a gunman opened fire into the crowd, killing two women: Mayci Breaux, 21, and Jillian Johnson, 33.
Far worse, I worry for my baby’s safety. More than once, when ringing the buzzer and waiting for the door to unlock at her daycare, a wonderful place filled with loving people and the wallpaper of children’s drawings, my mind has gone to a grim place: “Could the wrong sort of person slip in here somehow? Could she ever be hurt at this, or another, school?” It’s happened before, many times, in many places.
It’s tempting, and momentarily comforting, to tell yourself, It won’t happen to me. Like the jolt of panic you feel when your plane lurches with turbulence and you reason with yourself: What are the odds? But when it comes to gun violence and schoolchildren, that rationale isn’t working for me. The odds, as it turns out, are sickening.
I gathered the following statistics from the CDC, the FBI, and Everytown for Gun Safety, Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control group. (It should be noted that Everytown defines school shootings to include “accidental discharges of firearms, suicide attempts, and incidents in which no involved party was affiliated with the school.”) Unbelievably, or believably, since I began writing this piece in my head yesterday morning, and compiling these numbers, there have been two more school shootings in this country. A freshman killed one student and injured three more at Northern Arizona University; another student was fatally shot and a second person was injured at Texas Southern University. What is there left to say?
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The country superstar and “Voice” coach separated from his wife in July, but both seem to be doing all right.
Floyd Mayweather tells AHH’s Kylie Krabbe he deserves a thank you after an undefeated 49 fight career ended last weekend with Andre Berto.
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Even though he’s the forgotten member of the Maybach Music Group, Omarion continues to party as if B2K were still the heartthrobs of the industry.
With the company of French Montana, Kid Ink and a gang of girls – who were probably B2K fans in middle school – going wild, Maybach O’s visuals to this party cut serves as a reminder that pool parties and hot tub suds are still the best ways to remind us just how successful these artists are.
Mavado on the other hand uses his air time to shed some light on the everyday struggles going on in his homeland of Kingston, Jamaica in his latest visuals, “The Truth” and reminds us that music is also a tool to help raise awareness.
Check out the rest of today’s releases which include work from Scholar, DJ Dahi, and more.
OMARION FT. KID INK & FRENCH MONTANA – “I’M UP”
MAVADO – “THE TRUTH”
SCHOLAR – “ABSTRACT”
DJ DAHI – “DROP”
JARED EVAN – “SIGNALS”
RECONCILE – “PLOTTIN”
SAHTYRE – “FORGIVE ME”
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Misha Collins wants fans to know he’s "totally fine" after being allegedly mugged prior to a "Supernatural" convention.
Lecrae blitzed through a MVP season last year with his Billboard-topping Anomaly album, so it was only right that reigning champ Stephen Curry join him onstage during a tour stop through Oakland.
The track “I’m Turnt” was originally featured on the Church Clothes, Vol. 2 mixtape and Lecrae gave it a fresh makeover as his DJ remixed it to Big Sean’s “IDFWU” as Stephen Curry bopped in the background.
Of course, Riley was missed but it was still cool to see Stephen Curry interact with a crowd still pumped from the Golden State Warriors’ NBA Championship win.
Check out the video below. Click here to clock Lecrae’s future show dates.
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HAIM cover Tame Impala’s single “‘Cause I’m a Man,” giving it a soulful spin.
When we first glimpse Meryl Streep as Ricki Randazzo in the new Jonathan Demme–directed, Diablo Cody–scripted film Ricki and the Flash, she’s wearing lace-up platform boots, tight black jeans, and a teal top that’s both sparkly and lacey. Her fingers are piled up with rings, one ear lined with piercings, her décolletage hidden by an enormous fringey necklace. Her hair, in a style that will either become widely adopted or mocked, is flipped over into a deep voluminous side part, like the one Streep rocked more than 30 years ago in Manhattan, but here, the leftover strands are braided into three or four thick cornrows. She picks up a teal guitar that vaguely matches both her shirt and her eye shadow. Ricki is ready to rock.
But then the camera pans out to reveal a life that isn’t so rock ‘n’ roll. There’s the bar she’s playing, a San Fernando Valley dive populated by down-and-out baby boomers and a smattering of young people who want the Flash to cover Lady Gaga and Pink, not Tom Petty and the Rolling Stones. She’s got a day job as a cashier at a Whole Foods–esque grocery store, where her manager is barely legal and demands that she contort her regal Meryl mouth into a Cheshire cat grin to make the customers more comfortable throwing down for hundreds of dollars worth of organics. She lives in a dingy apartment complex with paper-thin walls, loud neighbors, and no elevator (as we learn when she has to bump her wheelie suitcase awkwardly down a long flight of stairs). To put an even finer point on it: She’s recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
But one day the life that Ricki might have had comes knocking. She gets a call from her ex-husband Pete (Kevin Klein), who reports that their grown daughter Julie (Streep’s real daughter, Mamie Gummer) is back at home, spiraling into despair after discovering that her husband is leaving her for another woman. Pete’s second wife, a domestic goddess named Maureen (Audra McDonald) who “makes the best brioche French toast,” is off in the Pacific Northwest caring for her ALS-afflicted father. Can Ricki come home to help?
Ricki and the Flash is about what happens when a bad mother tries to find a place in her children’s lives, decades too late. But it’s also about the expectations we place on mothers that we don’t think to place on fathers. Why, for example, does Pete need a woman around to handle a crisis with his own daughter? Would Mick Jagger have written such great songs, bemoans Ricki on stage later in the movie, if he had stuck around to parent all those little Jaggers?
Post phone call, Ricki’s past comes pouring out. She used to live in Indianapolis; she used to go by the name Linda Brummel; she used to be married to a financial analyst; she and Pete have three children, all now grown. At some point, Linda left to become Ricki, Maureen took over, visits were few and far between, and now everybody hates mom.
The movie revels in the contrast between what is and what might have been. Ricki can’t afford to pay her cab fare from the airport to Pete’s house. Standing in the foyer of Pete’s subdivision McMansion she can only gawk. “I feel like Jefferson at Monticello,” Pete says sheepishly. “Maureen had to have the Palladian windows.”’
With her cheap rocker clothes, her battered guitar case, her ridiculous hair, Ricki clearly does not belong in this suburban fantasyland of throw pillows and soaking tubs and commodious L-shaped sectionals. What’s less clear is whether she still fits with these people. When her daughter Julie comes screeching downstairs, hair in a bird’s nest, stricken-faced and shrieking that her mom skipped the wedding but showed for the divorce, Meryl knows how to handle her. She knows that what her over-medicated, clinically depressed daughter needs more than yet another therapy session is a new lease on life. She can offer donuts, a haircut, a mani pedi, a trip to the mall to max out Julie’s ex’s credit card. After an ugly run-in with that ex and his new girlfriend, she knows it’s time to raid Pete’s freezer stash of medical marijuana, and get high as a family. “Did you just want to touch me?” she asks when a very stoned Pete puts his head in her lap, feeling feelings better left in the past. Ricki knows that sometimes being slightly irresponsible can remind you that you’re alive.
It’s a lesson that she learned at the expense of being a mother. “Who do you think put together her dorm furniture?” Maureen asks when she comes home to find Ricki in her robe, slipping too easily back into family life. “Who do you think went to that mother-daughter tea at that white sorority?” (Maureen is African-American.) Nobody would claim that Ricki was the mother her kids needed when they were kids. But maybe, the movie seems to suggest, she still has something to offer them as adults?
Maureen may be the saint who swooped in to clean up Ricki’s mess, and Pete may be the parent who stuck around, but the truth is more complicated. On Ricki’s first day back, we learn that as soon as Linda left for California to pursue her music career, Pete moved onto Maureen. When Ricki came home, determined to find a way to make it work, there was no home left for her. It was my dream, Ricki reminds him of why she had to go to California. I thought we were your dream, he says, sadly. I can’t have two dreams? Ricki asks.
It’s a moment that Meryl called attention to in a recent TV appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael. “The movie doesn’t really explain much about why that marriage broke up. There’s clues,” she says. “That accommodation, whatever it was that would have allowed them to stay together: maybe she wanted to go to L.A. to pursue this and he didn’t want to go, because he’s a financial analyst and you can only do that in Indianapolis apparently. But everybody makes up their own reasons why the thing can’t work. I think that’s in that encounter. Someone says you can’t have two dreams. No. That’s not going to work.”
Was it worth it? Ricki Randazzo is no Mick Jagger. She’s not famous, there’s no Grammy, there’s not even that much original material. There’s definitely no retirement plan. But there’s the daily act of playing music for people who love it (and if you need a reason to go see this movie, watching Meryl perform an entire album worth of songs live is utterly captivating). Ricki may not have realized all her dreams, but they didn’t whither on the vine either. “She’s happy,” Meryl tells Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. And in the end, what she has to give to her kids (being vague so as not to spoil) is a vision of that happiness. They need Maureen, they need Pete, but maybe they need to see that too.
If Ricki Randazzo’s trouble is that she dared to hope for too much, Charlotte Goetze has the opposite problem. The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Marielle Heller’s adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s 2002 graphic novel of the same name, poses the question: How bad is a mom who doesn’t even bother to have her own dreams?
Minnie Goetze (the amazing Bel Powley) is a fifteen-year-old aspiring cartoonist growing up in hedonistic seventies San Francisco, with a nerdy little sister Gretel (Abby Wait) and a hard-partying mom Charlotte (Kristen Wiig). Charlotte, we learn early on, married young, had kids, divorced, then married again to a husband who didn’t believe she should drink or smoke. In what we can assume is a classic case of second-wave feminist awakening, she’s moved on—but not necessarily up. For Charlotte, having her independence means a shitty job at a library, handouts from her ex-husband, a 24-hour party, and a string of boyfriends with whom she can live a less “uptight” lifestyle. “She’s looser now,” Minnie tells us as we watch Charlotte ashing her cigarette on Gretel and snorting lines of coke with friends.
If Charlotte’s bad parenting were limited to her recreational drug use, we might give her a pass (it’s the seventies, after all!). But really her problem is that for all her progressive, feminist ideals, she’s actually permanently infected by retrograde notions of femininity, convinced that a woman’s worth is measured in the attention she gets from men. It’s a fact driven home by her obsession with the Patty Hearst case, which plays out on the TV news in the background. Hearst may have gained her freedom, but mentally she’s still in captivity; Charlotte may call herself a feminist, but she’s actually trapped in a very different mode.
Her parenting style is straight out of the fifties: Serious discussions are verboten and she’ll barely touch her daughter, for fear of Minnie sexualizing the contact. She’s obsessed with Minnie’s appearance, largely as a reflection of her own. “Is that what you wore today?” she says, looking Minnie up and down. “I’m just saying it wouldn’t kill you to show off your waist.” She talks to Minnie conspiratorially about boys, but really it’s just an excuse to brag about her own conquests. ”I was quite a piece when I was your age,” she says. “You’re not going to have that bod forever. I know it’s not feminist of me to say so.”
The irony, of course, is that Charlotte can’t see what’s going on under her nose: Minnie is sleeping with Charlotte’s boyfriend, the 30-something, mustachioed Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård). Through adult eyes, we can see that Monroe is kind of a loser; he lays around, slurping cereal and watching cartoons, and his goal in life is to retire at 45 after making his fortune through some kind of vitamin-selling pyramid scheme. But it’s easy enough to see why fifteen-year-old Minnie, consumed by her newfound sexuality, might not be able to see that. And it’s also easy enough to get why emotionally immature, self-deluding Monroe might be attracted to Minnie’s guileless passion, her untapped raw potential, her wholehearted belief in his worthiness.
As Minnie comes into her sexuality, sharing a man with her unwitting (or deliberately blind) mother, sampling the drugs her mother takes, drifting from the periphery of the party to the center, we have to wonder if she’s doomed to share Charlotte’s fate. If it were up to Charlotte, as we see in a disturbing climactic confrontation at the end of the movie, it might be the case. But Minnie has something Charlotte doesn’t: a calling to be an artist, the conviction that she has something concrete and creative to offer. The only thing that trumps Minnie’s constant stream of sexual fantasies is her fantasies about the lives of the cartoonists she admires and emulates. “I bet they’re happy,” she speculates about Robert Crumb and Aline Kominsky-Crumb. “I wish I knew someone who was happy.”
Later, she writes Kominsky-Crumb a letter, and eventually she hears back. “Keep drawing those comics,” the cartoonist writes. “I use India ink too.” It’s not much, but it’s the best bit of parenting Minnie gets. And in her case it’s enough. “I always thought I wanted to be just like my mom,” Minnie realizes eventually. “But she thinks she needs a man to be happy. I don’t.”
The kids, it seems, are going to be just fine. The parents, on the other hand: they’ve got problems.
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It’s clear that Fetty Wap has found a mysterious Space Jam concoction of his own, as he continues to release new material in high volumes.
Today, the rising New Jersey star blessed the Internets with another potential club heater called “I’m Straight,” which just happens to be the focal point of today’s Wired Tracks.
Check it out below, where you’ll also find songs from James Fauntleroy, Tory Lanez, Troy Ave, ManMan Savage, and more.
James Fauntleroy – “Who Are You”
Troy Ave ft. T.I., Young Dolph, & Young Lito – “Real N*gga (Remix)”
ManMan Savage – “Takin Shots”
Tory Lanez – “Say It”
The Knocks ft. Fetty Wap & Powers – “Classic”
Lance Stephenson – “Check”
Young Buck – “WTF”
Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No) – “Reversals”
Chinx ft. Stack Bundles – “Far Rock”
Vic Spencer – “Uppercut Facility”
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In a new Cosmopolitan cover story, the actress revealed that she’s still getting flak for the misunderstanding — but insisted it was never her intention to taunt fans hungry for another installment of the fabulous foursome.
Kevin Durant: ‘I’m in a great space’
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Mikey Dollaz also discusses how he’s gained a strong following despite his relatively short time in music.
To say Romey has held down the Midwest for a minute now would be an understatement. The Madison, Wisconsin emcee has had a consistent string of releases and features over the past decade that would make many consider him and outright “Muthaf#%@!#n Problem”. To back that statement up, Rome brings in NY vet Emilio Rojas to assist him on the bar heavy cut produced by Tommy Real. This should just be a warning as he has more work to let go of in the near future that should have everyone in his way taking caution. Look for something new to drop sooner than later, with more big features on the way.
Hole frontwoman Courtney Love rails on social media against Paris Uber protests. Phil Furey reports.
YG’s song “Twist Your Fingers” discusses the June 12 incident in which he was shot in the Studio City section of Los Angeles.
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Jennifer, 40, says she’s a wonderful mother to her three children, ages 20, 18, and 6 — yet they all live with her mom and dad, and her parents have temporary custody of the youngest.
“I do believe that my parents have fraudulently gained custody of my daughter,” says Jennifer, who has supervised visitation. “My parents are claiming that I was diagnosed as bipolar and also schizophrenic. It’s ugly, it’s cruel, it’s not true. They want me to look incompetent.” She continues, “My parents have poisoned the minds of my children against me.”
Jennifer’s parents, Anne and Charles, have a very different view. “We had no choice but to rescue our grandchildren,” says Charles.
Anne adds, “Jenny is mentally ill. She lives in a fantasy world. She was diagnosed bipolar but she doesn’t want to believe it … She’s not capable of being a good mother. I have no other choice.”
But even if Jennifer is mentally ill, Dr. Phil points out, that wouldn’t preclude her from being a fit mother.
“Let me be very clear here,” he says, “and I want to say this on behalf of all of the parents who would have a diagnosis of bipolar [disorder] or schizophrenia — that in no way precludes you from being a quality parent … Why would that be a basis of removing a daughter from your care?”
Dr. Phil explores both sides of this family battle on Monday’s show — watch more here.
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Kip Moore recently released his new single “I’m To Blame,” which is a track he’s been performing live for the past few years.
The country singer sings on the track, “If it ain’t broke, you can bet that I’m gonna break it / If there’s a wrong road, I’m damn sure gonna take it. / Where there’s smoke, my pocket lighter sparked the fire / Where there’s blue lights, just read me my rights.”
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“Don’t call me a female boxer. I’m a boxer.”
These are the words spoken by a young athlete, who, like many girls, wants an equal playing field when it comes to sports.
In a powerful commercial made by Everlast, “I’m a Boxer” addresses the sexism faced by women in athletics every day. “I imagine a world where it doesn’t matter if you’re a boy or girl,” says the young girl in a voiceover. “What matters is how well you play.”
“There seems to be a trend happening where women’s career titles are constantly being genderized,” Claire Edmondson, who directed the commericial, wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. “For instance, I’m constantly referred to as a ‘female director’ instead of a ‘director’ and I wanted to address that. I also wanted to make something positive for young girls to see.”
Edmondson explained the message she wants these girls to take away from the video.
“I’m hoping that they feel encouraged to stick with whatever they are doing, even if it feels a little hopeless at time and for them to know they do matter.”
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A Miss BumBum runner-up said her obsession with plastic surgery backfired and almost ended her life.
Andressa Urach won second place in the 2012 Miss BumBum competition, a beauty contest in which online voters pick the woman with the country’s top bottom.
To accentuate her figure, Urach told the Daily Mailshe had chemical filler injections for more full looking legs. But in 2013, the fillers started rotting her body tissue.
The real trouble began during a procedure to remove the chemicals in November. She went into septic shock, probably because of an infection from an unclean medical instrument, Nigel Mercer, president of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, told the Mail.
Doctors saved her life, but now she’s confined to a wheelchair and has large holes in her legs where doctors reached the harmful chemicals.
“I’m paying now for my vanity. I was extremely vain. Everything in search of perfection,” Urach told the Mail. “But instead of making my body more beautiful, I ended up damaging it instead and making it ugly.”
Urach also said she had become too accustomed to getting plastic surgery.
“I never thought twice about going under the knife, and when people warned me of the dangers I just thought, ‘I’ll deal with that if it happens,” Urach said. “I’d go to the doctor like I go to the supermarket, saying I wanted this, that and the other. I just wanted people to look at me and think, ‘wow”‘.
She’s now dedicated to telling others about her experience and warning women about excessive cosmetic surgeries.
Urach’s mother, Marisete De Favari told Brazil’s Globo that she expected her daughter to recover.
“I’m sure that my dear Jesus is wonderful and will cure it,” she said.
Atlanta’s own BP Da Realist is gearing up to release a brand new mixtape in February titled Country Money 6, hosted by DJ Scream, DJ Black Bill Gates, and DJ Frank White. The project will come executively produced by none other than Atlanta hit maker Zaytoven. Aside from giving BP direction for the tape, Zaytoven, along with assistance from fellow producer Cassius Jay, will be providing the production for the entire project. To build anticipation, BP serves up visuals for “I’m On One” — a Cassius Jay-produced money anthem that will surely feed the streets. Directed by Al Nuke.
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, and Shay Mitchell look spectacular in their racy GQ spread, but some fans think the mag went overboard when it came to Photoshopping the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ stars.
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Beyoncé is a talented multitasker. How do I know this? Who else can sell over 1 million records without an ounce of promotion while at the same time being a mother and wife? Yeah, me either.
Through recent post-Met Gala events recently captured on an elevator security camera and released to the word, we caught a glimpse of the less-than-fabulous part of her life, or maybe just the real part. In the video seen around the world, we witness her younger sister, Solange, attacking and yelling at her husband, Jay Z. A security guard is forced to restrain a clearly enraged Solange, while Beyoncé barely attempts to stop the madness. This altercation ended with Beyoncé leaving the event with her sister, Jay Z taking a separate car, and a barrage of unanswered questions.
But to some, the strangest part of the whole scene wasn’t the brother-in-law/sister-in-law feud but the fact that Beyoncé just stood there. It was the fact that a couple of minutes after the physical fight in the elevator, she walked out like nothing had happened.
In the days following the event, Beyoncé was spotted courtside at a Brooklyn Nets game with her husband, apparently happily in love. I am a huge fan of Beyoncé, but I found it very odd. In the midst of this controversy, she just sat there and pretended that everything was OK? Now let’s be clear: B never said “I’m fine,” but in my opinion, her smile did.
So what is really going on here? Was this just a random family feud that ended with hugs and kisses, or was that video a peek into a larger issue that is cleverly being covered up for the sake of family and image? I think the latter.
In a world where celebrities (and non-celebrities) will sell their souls for a few dollars and Instagram “likes,” Beyoncé has always set herself apart by keeping her private life private. With her fame, her music telling girls to “run the world,” and her participation in campaign initiatives such as “Ban Bossy,” she has aimed to empower women and mothers. With that being said, at what point does keeping her life private and saving face in the midst of turmoil tarnish her message to women?
I believe it does, since it tells women everywhere that no matter how chaotic your life may be, you must act like you got this down — as usual.
As women and mothers, we are expected to deal with issues at home, privately, and never let the world know the truth, for fear of being viewed as weak or imperfect.
Were you too tired to feed your kid that meal of protein and whole-wheat pasta that you promised yourself you would make, so you bought pizza instead?
Did you leave your iPhone on top of the car (again) because your brain isn’t working today? That’s a totally true story, by the way (unfortunately).
Did you go to work and pretend you hadn’t just had a fight with your husband?
Are you seeing a therapist but lying about where you are from 7 to 8 p.m.?
Do you have no problem pretending in public that you don’t care about what you weigh, when in reality every time you take a bite, you think about how you need to stop taking bites?
Why are we like this?
Like it or not, I don’t know why women are shocked. We all do the same thing Beyoncé did. And we do it every day. She has her image, her family and her career to maintain. We’re really not that different. Granted, I don’t get to go on my private yacht all the time, but I digress.
We are constantly surrounded by examples of “perfect” women feeding us false examples that are impossible to achieve. In reality life happens, and life is full of failures and lessons learned. How are we supposed to look up to a celebrity like Beyoncé who brushes these life lessons under the rug and walks away with a forced smile? It’s conflicting that all of us shout “girl power” from the rooftops while simultaneously wearing the same fake smiles.
You know what I would’ve loved? If Beyoncé had gone off herself. If we’d been able to hear that audio. If Beyoncé had cursed out Solange or Jay Z or, better yet, the paparazzi waiting outside!
I would’ve said, “Finally!”
In “Pretty Hurts,” a song on her newest album, Beyoncé sings, “We try to fix something, but you can’t fix what you can’t see. It’s the soul that needs the surgery.” The question is: When do we women drop the façade and admit what’s really wrong?
Granted, in the real world, that might mean addressing a less-than-perfect marriage or a less-than-perfect career or just admitting, “No, everything is not fine, actually.” When was the last time you heard that from a friend? Probably never, because as much as people look on in awe as Beyoncé pretends that everything in her life is fine, most people do the same thing every day, programmed to just keep going and keep smiling.
Why do we all feel like we have to maintain perfection, especially black women? Is it the constant stream of social-media comparisons to keep up with? Is it the fact that we were taught to always hold it together, even when it’s all falling apart?
When do we drop the façade? When do we black women stop thinking that allowing ourselves to feel is weakness? When do we stop saying “I’m fine”?
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