[1. Jen’s bangs on Dawson’s Creek] 2. Pacey’s frosted tips on Dawson’s Creek 3. Nate’s bangs on Gossip Girl 4. Pandora’s pigtails on Skins 5. Amy’s (aka Quinoa Queen) side bangs on The Secret Life of the American Teenager
J.K. Rowling is at it again. She has taken to Twitter to clarify an important detail about Harry Potter. Specifically, that she began writing it on a train, NOT in a café in Scotland, as many people mistakenly believe.
I was thinking of putting a section on my website about all the alleged inspirations and birthplaces of Potter. I’d been writing Potter for several years before I ever set foot in this cafe, so it’s not the birthplace, but I *did* write in there so we’ll let them off! https://t.co/xDOsrbiZwu
ONTD TOURNAMENT: Most Overrated TV-Show [NOMINATIONS]
When does ONTD come together more when there’s room for complaining about other people’s bad opinions? If it’s engagement rings or tattoos – jackals show up. Now it’s time for us VS society: Which TV-show is most overrated?
Kris Jenner (64) shares that she is always in the mood when it comes to her boyfriend Corey Gamble (39). In an bonus scene from Keeping up with the Kardashians, Jenner shares that her man is like a, "walking, talking Luther Vandross song" and that he is so sexy that she can't help but want to get it in.
Kris went on to share that Kendall and Khloé don't like to hear about it but she feels lucky to have these feelings at her age.
"Hola a todos, estoy aquí trabajando para ayudar a mi país a ser menos racista mientras soy tendencia a causa de ello. Aprovecho para compartirles mi primer artículo para el @nytimes, espero que les guste. ¿Cómo va su sábado?" https://t.co/J7JoNdDrCA
The actress has shared on Twitter the think piece she wrote for the New York Times, in it, she talks about her experience debuting as an actress and receiving accolades, but she also point outs that it stirred the waters of racism that exists in Mexican society.
The film prompted Mexican society to reflect on indigenous people, domestic workers and racism, shining a light on them, and that didn’t sit well with certain segments of the population that felt were being unjustly called out and turned Yalitza as an easy target instead of addressing the issues.
The success of the film and her being nominated for the highest award in the field, also caused other thespians to feel threatened and jealous, since many couldn’t perceive how a rookie and indigenous actress was nominated or because they hadn’t been successfully able to cross over to American recognition.
She originally wrote the article in Spanish. The article is part of a series called “the big ideas” for the philosophy section of the paper, in which artists, writers and intellectuals respond to the question “why does art matter?”.
Last week, I took a look back at 50 of the greatest debut singles by female artists, in reaction to an overwhelmingly white, male list published by Rolling Stone. Over two posts (1, 2), I listed songs spanning multiple decades and genres, with the only criterion being that my selections exclude the solo debuts of vocalists made famous as members of an ensemble.
Now, I'm giving those women their due. The 25 tracks below account for only a fraction of the great music borne of women in bands and girl groups striking it out on their own.
A lawsuit involving online erotica raises a new question: can tropes from a fan-generated genre like the Omegaverse be copyrighted? @xanalter reports on a strange intellectual property dispute. https://t.co/yliBGeYpqL
-Omegaverse (or A/B/O) as a concept originated as a fanfic trope from a prompt on the Supernatural kinkmeme. It grew from there and spread beyond fanfiction to become a popular niche sub-romance/kink genre for original fiction (or fanfic with the names scrubbed off ala 50 Shades).
-In 2016, Addison Cain became a published author when a small publishing house published her repurposed adaptation of her fanfic. Her first book takes place on a post-apocalyptic earth where the remaining humans are separated into dominant Alphas, neutral Betas and submissive Omegas. The romance revolves around a leader male Alpha and a captive female Omega who engage in lots of lupine-esque sex. After positive reception, she printed more, and her series made $370,000 according to Blushing Books, her publisher at the time.
-In 2018, an author going by the penname Zoey Ellis was also publishing her own fantasy romance series, Myth of the Omega which also featured Alphas, Betas, Omegas and wolf like sex where Alpha men are compelled to fuck Omega women because of their pheromones, Omegas try to suppress their scent, nests are built, humans go into heat, they claim each other with neck bites, knotting, rutting, and more.
- Rewatch the scene here. - Kerr Smith says at the time it was a big deal, and everyone was kind of afraid of the response. Joshua Jackson was present during that scene even though he wasn't supposed to be filming that day. - Adam Kauffman didn’t realize how colossal the scene was until years later, when he met a man who got emotional while recalling his own coming-out experience. - Kerr Smith is recurring on Riverdale: "Cut to 20 years later, and we're here on Riverdale, and you have several gay characters. It shows how far we've come. It wasn't a big deal, yet to me [back then], it was the biggest deal in the world. I am very happy about how we've all changed." - According to GLAAD, LGBTQI+ people are 10% of all the series regulars in scripted TV.
A twitter conspiracy thread about Hilary Duff trying to traffick her own 8-year-old son emerged this past weekend after she posted a photo of him on her IG stories where he was laying down partially nude with lotion on his body. She took to twitter to address and shut down this conspiracy theory.
The twitter conspiracy thread that caused her to trend this past weekend has since been deleted.
Dua Lipa, 24, spoke out about the double standard placed on female artists compared to male artists, claiming men are praised for not doing “anything on stage” while reviewers “nitpick” women’s performances.
In an interview with GQ, the “Levitating” singer also discussed the gender imbalance behind the scenes in the music industry, saying that women “aren’t really encouraged” to become music producers.
Lipa, whose latest album “Future Nostalgia” dropped in April to raving reviews, told the magazine: “I remember going to a show by... a male artist that actually doesn’t do anything on stage. And they got this stellar five star review.”
“But then you have a women who get up on stage and they’re practically doing cartwheels, costume changes - it’s a spectacle. And then [reviewers] nitpick every little thing.”
Did Miss Lipa lie?
Which male artist do you think she was referring to?
Skittles has taken its Pride efforts in an unexpected direction, removing the rainbow from its packaging for a Pride Month partnership with GLAAD. The “Give the Rainbow” campaign plays on the concept that only one rainbow matters in June. https://t.co/VLR98rEMNd
Doja Cat finally posted an apology for getting exposed for hanging out in chat rooms with incels and being racist. She claims she was never personally involved in racist conversations, says she's proud of her roots, and makes excuses for the song she released.
doja cat really tryna say she’s never been involved in racist conversations like there isn’t a whole video of her saying n1gger with all those white people. pic.twitter.com/lhtjIaaYRU
how is doja cat sorry for doin shit just a week ago ?? “thats not my character” sis well it was last week💀 at the end of the day she was in a video chat w white supremacists and i will never look at her the same again. what are yall’s thoughts abt her apology ? #dojacatisoverpic.twitter.com/3oLtU9qjqH
You might have heard about the Cummings controversy - Dominic Cummings, evil overnerd chez Downing street 10 (and played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who for once managed to be more glamorously attractive than the real person he portrayed, in the HBO Brexit movie), is currently in hot water for breaking the UK government's strict quarantine rules. Cummings, his wife and their son left viral hotspot London to go to family in Durham for childcare reasons (ie, for family to take care of the Cummings' son). Both Cummings and his wife had been diagnosed with covid-19. Today PM Boris "Bogjob" Johnson held a disastrous press conference trying to argue he was simply following his fatherly instincts, which is quite an assumption for a man who has so far abandoned "six or seven" children himself. Celebrities react:
This ‘you can bend the rules if you have particular childcare issues’ defence: in Cummings’ case, that was preferring not to look after his own kid. Single parents have been on lockdown for weeks. Nurses have isolated from their own families to protect them.
Scott was born in Trinidad and Tobago but spent the majority of her life in the States after her family moved to New York City. After a handful of years spent in Harlem, Hazel Scott was considered a prodigy at the ripe age of 8, much like Elizabeth Cotten. Unlike Cotten, Scott was taken on by a professor from Juilliard. Even though Scott was considered the premiere jazz pianist of her time and the host of her own show, she disappeared out of public view after facing the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, choosing to flee to France after her life and career was picked apart. She stayed there for ten years, '57-'67, returning to an America that was in the throes of the Civil Rights movement. She wasn't just a brilliant pianist, but an awe-inspiring performer, a true show-woman.
7. Henri-Pierre Noël (19??-present)
I sincerely hope you have the time to spare...and you should because it's quarantine, baby! Haitian born Henri-Pierre is probably the most notorious name in music obscurity because of this TedTalk by Alexis Charpentier, a music archaeologist who chanced upon Henri-Pierre's music and was so blown away by it, he got involved in its re-issue. I don't know what else to write other than the fact that Henri-Pierre recorded his early work in the '70s, lived, and was truly found thirty years later.
8. Beverly Watkins (1939-2019)
As requested! Beverly "Guitar" Watkins enjoyed momentum in the early parts of her career as she played with acts like B.B. King, James Brown, and Ray Charles. Much like Ed Lewis, Watkins never broke out on her own until 1998 when her work was thrust back into the spotlight. Watkins spent the last twenty years of her life playing festivals, right up until her death last year.
9. Fats Waller (1904-1943)
Fats Waller wasn't lost in the shuffle of his time, but his premature death makes his oeuvre that much more noteworthy. Waller's career was kickstarted by selling a tune to a white man to be used on a successful show in 1928, an act that was mirrored at the end of his life when he composed a Broadway musical that had a predominantly white audience called Early to Bed. He passed away from complications related to pneumonia.
10. Azealia Banks (1991-present)
Honestly, I'm Indian. I am that curry-scented bitch and while Azealia has consistently disappointed me, I can't stop her from making music because I get this look on my face...
...I forgive you, Azealia. My unconscious anti-blackness has been a conscious unlearning process. We are all learning to be better to one another. Ms. Banks is dealing with some mean colorism that exacerbates her mental illness which, for some reason, is the price for sheer brilliance. Azealia might put up a front, but she is obviously a pure, unadulterated artist which means she is wayyyyyyy too soft for this world. Doja Cat could never! We all know that Azealia is 100% behind these tracks because no one wants to work with her, meaning no one can take the credit away. Azealia did not molest someone's child, she did not rape someone in the studio. There is a chasm in music without that follow up and I am not here for a world where...everything that is being allowed to happen is allowed to happen because of colorism. That being said, I'm sure she is about to do something that will make me change my mind yet again.
Honorable Mention: Hako Yamasaki (1957-present)
If you're still with me, and I hope you are, please take some time for Yamasaki's 1975 album, Tobimasu. It's jazz that was too far ahead of its time when it was released and still doesn't quite mesh well with the music landscape in Japan. It's an album meant for the world, proving that you don't need to know the language to understand the emotional depth behind every breath. Yamasaki was 18 years old when she laid out the vocals on this magnificent piece of *chef's kiss* art.
The old Antihero is dead, long live the Antihero 2.0! What makes BoJack Horseman, Marty and Wendy Byrde (Ozark), Claire Underwood (House of Cards), Selina Myer (Veep), Fleabag, and Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty) different from past antiheroes on television, and what does our fascination with them say about us? In this video we analyze the Antihero 2.0.