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Whitney Cummings Defends Lana Del Rey’s Right To Be A Human Being Who Makes Mistakes

Lana Bombs "SNL"
Lana Del Rey was overly husky, nasal and out of key on "SNL." Read More »
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Whitney Cummings on her new sitcom. Read More »
"Video Games"
We love Lana Del Rey's sultry song "Video Games." Read More »

The interwebsphere is a buzz with Lana Del Rey post SNL hatred. I just thought I would do something I never do and give my opinion on it. (irony)

I have many random thoughts. First, everybody calm down. It’s a little troubling that when a young girl fails at something that we keep kicking her why she is down. I get very protective of girls, especially young performers, because they live a hard, emotionally challenging, often physically challenging life where you are constantly given reasons to be insecure and have panic attacks. I totally get the stuff about her not deserving to be there and I don’t mean to insult musicians in any way if that’s how they feel obviously, but this is an opportunity to show us how hard being a performer is so maybe they can all be cut some slack. Flack?  I think we take our performers for granted. It’s super fucking hard to entertain people and it takes a lot of work. 

– Whitney Cummings took to her Tumblr on Thursday to defend Lana Del Rey’s right to be a human being who performed poorly on live TV for three whole minutes. Quel horreur! Whitney’s spot-on assessment about how the pile-on is a mix of jealousy and pretty-girl-hatred (which Whit knows a thing or two about), after the jump: Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Lana Del Rey Bombs “Saturday Night Live”

"Video Games"
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  • Lana del Rey bombed her “Saturday Night Live” performance this weekend: her voice was overly husky, nasal and out-of-key.  [Popdust]
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  • Ryan Gosling missed the Golden Globes due to prior film commitments out of the country … or selfless consideration for Amelia’s Goservention. [Starpulse]
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Playing Games With Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey, whose EP Video Games was released this week, has caused a bit of a stir on the Internet since the single — also called “Video Games” — gained momentum over the summer by way of MP3 blogs. She initially performed under her real name, Lizzy Grant, before adopting a very stylized new look at the recommendation of managers and lawyers. Before her revamp (surgical or otherwise — who’s to say?) her career was hardly on the up and up. It’s only since then that she’s risen to notoriety. But whatever! All controversy aside,  Lana Del Rey rules and it definitely doesn’t hurt that she looks like Brigitte Bardot circa Le Mepris. “Video Games” deserves every bit of press it’s received, and my boyfriend kindly requested that I not play it again after listening to it on repeat for several days. It’s that good.

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