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Beyonce’s Alternative Video For “Grown Woman” Is For Those Of Us Who Grew Up With “Saved By The Bell,” Caboodles & Trapper Keepers

Beyonce's Alternative Video For "Grown Woman" Is For Those Of Us Who Grew Up With "Saved By The Bell," Caboodles & Trapper Keepers
So Colorful And Squiggly!

As I’m sure you know, Beyonce‘s most recent self-titled album came along with a music video for each song on the record, plus a few extra videos, including one for the song “Grown Woman.” Now an alternative video has been released for that song, and visually, it is seemingly inspired by so many of the things that defined the early-’90s. Namely, the MS Paint-esque doodles and graphics are reminiscent of the opening credits of “Saved By The Bell,” as well as the designs favored by brands like Caboodles and Trapper Keeper. I can’t remember the last time I saw so much teal and sea foam green in a music video! Take me back, Bey, take me back. [YouTube]

Let’s Ogle New Zealand’s All Blacks Rugby Team Doing The Shirtless Haka Post-Tournament Win

Rugby! Like American football, but the players aren’t as huge and don’t wear helmets. Right? I think. Well, whatever! The point is, New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby team won the World Series Sevens tournament yesterday and celebrated by performing the traditional haka – a traditional ancestral dance/war cry from the Māori people – without their shirts on. Weird, suddenly rugby is my favorite sport. Click through for more photos of these hot jocks celebrating victory by baring their pecs! [via HyperVocal[Photos: Getty Images]

“Dyke & Fats” Is The Cop Show Of Our Dreams

"Only we get to say it!"

This weekend’s Louis C.K.-hosted “Saturday Night Live” capped off with a winner of a sketch that we hope to see a lot more of: “Dyke & Fats,” the cop show about a pair of Chicago police officers named Lez Dykawitz (Kate McKinnon) and Chubbina Fatzarelli (Aidy Bryant). But fair warning, criminals! Don’t go calling them by their nicknames, Dyke and Fats — only THEY get to say it. Watch above!

Now This Is A Gorgeous Royal Family Photo

Now This Is A Gorgeous Royal Family Photo

Kanye, Kim and North may have been photographed by Annie Liebowitz for the pages of Vogue, but I’d argue that this photo of Prince William, Duchess Kate Middleton, Prince George and dog Lupo is just as stunning, if not more so. They all just look so naturally glowing and happy. I’m not one to go gaga over the Royals — that’s Jessica’s department — but even I got a little swoon-y. [Photo: Getty Images]

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Get Hooked On Ronna & Beverly, Read About The History Of Cotton & Make Chilaquiles

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Get Hooked On Ronna & Beverly, Read About The History Of Cotton & Make Chilaquiles

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! 
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Watch The Dixie Chicks Slay Miley’s “Wrecking Ball”

Watch The Dixie Chicks Slay Miley's "Wrecking Ball"
The Dixie Chicks Covering "Wrecking Ball"? Yes Please!
Wrecking Ball
Miley Cyrus got naked for her new video. Read More »

I happen to think Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks has one of the most glorious voices currently in music, so I am not the slightest bit surprised that the band killed Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” at a concert in London recently. I mean, no offense to Miley, who I happen to think really shows off her impressive vocal range on the song — look at me, talking like I’m Bette Midler and know shit about “vocal range” — but Natalie’s voice was made to sing this ballad, especially since she adds her own dose of country twang. Listen/watch above! [via Jezebel]

Ugh: James Franco Denies Sleeping With “Liar” Lindsay Lohan Less Than A Year After He Bragged About F**king Her In “This Is The End”

Ugh: James Franco Denies Sleeping With "Liar" Lindsay Lohan Less Than A Year After He Bragged About F**king Her In "This Is The End"
Franco Emotional Lifecycle
Infographic: The Lifecycle Of Emotional Reactions To James Franco
Your emotional reactions to James Franco will always come full circle. Read More »

The honeymoon is over. For quite awhile there, I was hanging out in the Admiration stage of the Lifecycle of Emotional Reactions to James Franco, thanks to his hilarious, balls-to-the-wall performance in “Spring Breakers.” Then I went to Francofest in New York City and saw James’ “documentary” “Francophrenia,” which was beyond abysmal and pretentious; yet he, in the Q&A afterward, really tried to act like it was some sort of high art and I found myself thrust into the Annoyance Phase. But I wasn’t there long. I am now firmly camped out in the Abhorrence Phase for the foreseeable future, because I am revolted by Franco’s recent comments denying that he slept with Lindsay Lohan.

To recap: a few weeks ago, In Touch published a photo of a list, allegedly written by Lindsay Lohan, naming her various celebrity sexual conquests. The 36 sexual partners included Jared Leto, Adam Levine, Colin Farrell, Justin Timberlake and, yes, James Franco. So far, Lindsay has not commented on the leaked list — though she is supposedly going to discuss it on “Ellen” – nor have any of the dudes on it … except James Franco. “Lindsay herself has told lies about me with her people-she’s-slept-with list!” James declared to a reporter at an event promoting his poetry book this week. Last year, Franco told Howard Stern that he did not bed Lohan, explaining, “I mean, I don’t want to brag about it. I don’t know how that got out. She was having issues even then, so you feel weird. Honestly, she was a friend. I’ve met a lot of people that are troubled and sometimes you don’t want to do that.” Keep reading »

The Theme Song For Sarah Palin’s New Show Is The Most Patriotic Thing You’ll Ever Hear

The Theme Song For Sarah Palin's New Show Is The Most Patriotic Thing You'll Ever Hear
Press Play To Listen To Your New July 4th Jam!

I’m sure you already have your DVRs set, but starting on April 3, Sarah Palin’s got a new show on the Sportsman Channel called “Amazing America” and naturally it has the world’s most patriotic theme song since “Team America: World Police”‘s “America, Fuck Yeah.” (Which, reminder, was a ridiculous satire starring marionettes.) The band Madison Rising — named after President James Madison, obvi — is responsible for this hard rockin’ anthem about the badass-ness of the good ol’ US of A. It’s the perfect song for right wingers to blast at their 4th of July barbecues, while shooting tin cans and thinking of new ways to control women’s reproductive rights. Check out the lyrics after the jump! [Gawker] Keep reading »

Mindy Kaling To Vogue: “I Don’t Want To Be Skinny”

“There’s a whole list of things I would probably change about myself. For example, I’m always trying to lose fifteen pounds. But I never need to be skinny. I don’t want to be skinny. I’m constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don’t beat myself up over it. … It’s really tempting not to take chances [with fashion]. But I don’t want to be fearful. I don’t want my tombstone to say, she hid her imperfections well on the red carpet.”

Mindy Kaling dared to tell Vogue that she has no interest in being skinny and, amazingly, the world did not explode. I love how honest Kaling is about, yes, trying to lose weight, but also acknowledging that the pursuit of skinniness — being and looking skinny – is not the most important thing in the world. Love her. [Vogue]

James Lowe, AKA Lorde’s Boyfriend, Pens Open Letter About Fame

Jared Leto said that fame doesn’t change you, it changes everyone around you. While I’m not the centre of attention here (and fuck, the times I have, it’s never been fun), I do become aware of the people around me and their transparency. They fail to hide it. I’ve experienced being a target of the tabloids, finding moments I thought I was in safe hands splattered all over the internet, being pushed and shoved, or watching others get pushed and shoved by paparazzi just to get what they think they’re entitled to. While I’m dragging on about the negative aspects, they are only a small part of my world now. There is a bright, shining silver lining to this thing I’ve been exposed to. I’ve had the privilege to sit on an aircraft for 12 hours, cramped, exhausted but happy (like Louis CK once said, “YOU’RE FLYING. YOU’RE SITTING IN A CHAIR IN THE SKY!”). I’ve been able to tell tales of the many amazing people I’ve met along the way – from fellow photographers, to artists I’ve always admired and never thought I’d get to meet, let alone have a simple thing like coffee with… People who seem to scramble the words within your brain and the only thing you end up doing is blurting out ‘HILSKDFLKWELK’ (at some point it’s a verbal greeting, but ends up a flurry of sweat mixed with spit). More importantly, I’ve found a little inspiration from new faces. People I look up to. People whose work I admire so much. For all of this I have to thank the one I look up to the most. Who I admire the most. Who still fills the little voids I try to avoid.

Maybe you’ve heard of James K. Lowe or maybe you haven’t, but as singer Lorde‘s boyfriend, the photographer (who is eight years older than the 17-year-old singer) has a unique perspective on what it’s like to be part of a suddenly famous person’s inner circle. Writing on his blog, Lowe opens up a bit about his relationship with Lorde, who he calls by her given name, Ella, saying that though she’s gone for weeks and months at a time on tour, he “couldn’t be prouder of what she has achieved so far.” Keep reading »

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