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Rapper/Model Yes Liv Can Releases Song About Not Hooking Up With Jay Z

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Perhaps This Is Why Bey & Jay Are Having Problems ...
  • Where to start with this one? Remember about a year ago, there were rumors that Jay Z had been flirting with a rapper/model who calls herself LIV (she also goes by Yes Liv Can)? Well, yesterday, Yes Liv Can released a low budget, hella cheesy music video called “Sorry Mrs. Carter.” The song is to the tune of Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson” and the thesis is basically: WAKE UP, BEYONCE, BECAUSE JAY IS CHEATING ON YOU. According to Yes Liv Can, she turned down Jay because she won’t be anyone’s “number two.” Of course, it’s entirely possible she is totally delusional … but even still, I’m getting a sinking feeling that Jayoncé really is about to implode. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

No, But Seriously, Kathleen Hanna Is Just What Miley Cyrus Needs

No, But Seriously, Kathleen Hanna Is Just What Miley Cyrus Needs

I’m a fan of Miley Cyrus’ most recent hip-hop influenced album. I think it’s fun and silly and clever and while Miley’s attempts at rapping are fairly laughable, her singing voice is still on point. Besides, I admire the don’t give a fuck boldness of chucking your entire brand in the trash and trying something completely different, when the risk of failing miserably is so high. I think it’s cool that she experiments with her clothes and hair, especially when it goes against the typical pop standards for beauty, and I’m down with any woman who wants to talk publicly about the awesomeness of masturbation and feminism. Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: Tori Amos Duets On “Promise” With Her Daughter Natashya

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"I Will Be There"

Who is ready to cry (and also FEEL OLD)? Here is the video for the song “Promise” off Tori Amos’ new album, Unrepentant Geraldines. This song is extra-beautiful because she duets with her 13-year-old daughter Natashya Lorien, who has a stunningly gorgeous voice of her own. Mother and daughter sing about promising to always being there for each other and never being alone. I won’t pretend I didn’t tear up (and then wonder how I didn’t know Tori had a kid!).

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Edan Lepucki’s California, Go On A Voyage With Jenny Lewis & Make Parmesan Lemon Zucchini

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Edan Lepucki's California, Go On A Voyage With Jenny Lewis & Make Parmesan Lemon Zucchini

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! Keep reading »

Watch This A Cappella Medley Of Shakira Songs By Oxford Students

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Their Hips Don't Lie

Out Of The Blue, an insanely talented student a cappella group from Oxford University, busted out a medley of Shakira tunes in a charity performance. Each download of the song raises money for Helen and Douglas House, an Oxford children’s hospice. These choir boys are cute enough as is, but when they break out their hip-heavy dance moves, they’re even better! Even Shakira herself loved the performance, and told them so on Twitter. Watch them harmonize beautifully to “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Whenever, Wherever,” and “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa).” [Huffington Post]

Pharrell Loves Women Before Anyone Else In “Come Get It Bae” Video

Pharrell Loves Women Before Anyone Else In "Come Get It Bae" Video
FYI, BAE = Before Anyone Else

Add Pharrell to the list of famous singing men who want to assure women of all colors, shapes, sizes and ages that NOT TO WORRY, we are beautiful, HE PROMISES. His new video for “Come Get It Bae” kicks off with an all caps message: “BEAUTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE.” Thanks, Pharrell! I was worried. The video features a bevy of racially diverse women having a blast dancing, one by one, while Pharrell films them with a handheld camera. It’s totally fun and silly and all of the women featured — with the exception of Miley Cyrus, who makes a cute, not-twerking cameo — are pretty, but in a normal-ish way, not a Miranda Kerr way. So I like it! Truly! But I remain irritated by dudes like Pharrell and John Legend doling out unsolicited stamps of approval on our physical attractiveness. (P.S. Bae is a term of endearment that means “before anyone else.”) [NYMag.com]

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