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Iggy Azaela Makes History By Holding The #1 & #2 Spots On The ‘Billboard’ Hot 100 Singles Chart At The Same Time

A feat last achieved by The Beatles

It has taken 50 years but this week Aussie rapper (and Shannon’s favorite new feminist) Iggy Azalea has achieved a music chart feat that has remained unmatched since the Beatles did it first way back in 1964. Iggy holds the #1 and the #2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart with her FIRST TWO hit songs Fancy (with Charli XCX) and Problem (with Ariana Grande). The last time that an artist/group held the top two spots with their first two singles was when the Beatles held the #1 and #2 spots with their singles I Want To Hold Your Hand and She Loves Me back in 1964. Now, if you consider that the Beatles is a group, Iggy becomes the first solo artist to achieve this feat with her first two singles. Wow. More »

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Success!! The ‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter Has Surpassed Its Fund-Raising Goal!

And the money keeps pouring in

So, remember when we learned yesterday of actor LeVar Burton‘s Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million dollars in order to revive his educational series Reading Rainbow for a new generation of readers online? Well, it is with great pleasure that I pass along the happy news that Burton‘s Kickstarter campaign has reached and SURPASSED its fund-raising goal in less than 24 hours … with 34 days left to go for donations to be accepted. Not long after I posted the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign announcement yesterday, which had already gathered more than $500,000 in donations, the campaign hit the $1 million dollar mark … AND KEPT GOING! Click below to see how much money the campaign has raked in thus far and get ready, people. Reading Rainbow is officially coming back. More »

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New York Sports Clubs Congratulates/Trolls Kanye West On His Marriage

"Last longer than a Hollywood marriage"

In case you hadn’t heard, Kanye West got married over the weekend in Florence, Italy … and to congratulate him, New York Sports Clubs published a congratulatory note to Kanye in NYC newspapers over the weekend. As you can read below, this congratulatory note kinda trolls Kanye a bit by referencing his wife’s previous, very short-term marriage to basketballer Kris Humphries. I’m not sure if the advice that NYSC offers below will work for Kanye‘s long term martial success but it was nice of them to reach out, I think ;) More »

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Emma Watson Just Graduated From Brown University

Scholastic #Selfie

Remember back in the fall of 2009 when we saw photos of actress Emma Watson‘s arrival at Brown University in Providence, RI? Well, earlier today, Emma graduated from Brown and shared a cute cap and gown selfie on her official Twitter profile. Altho it seems like just yesterday that the Harry Potter actress enrolled in Brown, we learn today that all her years of hard work has finally paid off. Emma is a college grad now, y’all. More »

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Ciara Has Given Birth To A Baby Boy

Baby Body Party!

Back in January we learned officially that Ciara was expecting the birth of her first child will fiancé/rapper Future and today we learn that congratulations are in order for the happy couple because they are now the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy. Ciara reportedly gave birth yesterday morning and altho we don’t know yet what the couple have named their son, I think we can be sure that Ciara and Future will come up with something great. More »

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The First Photo From Kelly Rowland’s Secret Wedding Has Been Released

CONFIRMED

Earlier this week we learned that Kelly Rowland and fiancé Tim Witherspoon got married in a private ceremony in Costa Rica last weekend with friends Beyoncé and Solange Knowles in attendance (the sisters attended the wedding just days after Solange attacked Jay Z in that elevator, it turns out that Jay did NOT attend the wedding). Today we see confirmation that Kelly got hitched with the release of the first photo from her ceremony. It’s a shame that Kelly‘s wedding got overshadowed by the drama caused by the release of the Solange/Jay Z video but … let’s send her our love and congrats anyways. More »

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Lynda Carter Received A Star On The Palm Springs Walk of Stars

Wonder Woman Honored for the Star that She Is

Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter was honored with her own star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars over the weekend, which is the Palm Springs version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Carter was in attendance at Saturday’s awards ceremony and was joined by her BFF Lindsay Wagner, the actress who played The Bionic Woman. Click below to see Lynda and Lindsay celebrating Wonder Woman, er, Lynda Carter‘s addition to the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. More »

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Watch: Austria’s Conchita Wurst Wins The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

Victory!!
Conchita 'Rises Like a Phoenix'

Each year, the countries of Europe engage in a friendly musical competition called The Eurovision Song Contest where representatives from 37 countries perform a song and a single winner is chosen. This year, Conchita Wurst from Austria was the big winner with her song Rise Like a Phoenix … which you can watch in full above. As you can see, Conchita is an out and proud “bearded woman” and her win this year is just another sign that acceptance of ALL people is sweeping large parts of the globe … slowly but very surely. Watch Conchita‘s Eurovision-winning performance above and then click below to learn more about his year’s Eurovision Song Contest. More »

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Watch: Michael Sam Kisses His Boyfriend After He Was Drafted By The St. Louis Rams Football Team

Sam is now the FIRST openly gay player in the NFL
Michael Sam is now a St. Louis Ram

Back in February, University of Missouri football player Michael Sam came out publicly as gay a full 3 months before the NFL Draft was to take place this weekend. Just a short time ago, Sam was selected by the St. Louis Rams to play professional football for their team … making Michael Sam the first openly gay player in the National Football League. In celebration of his draft pick, Michael did what any other professional athlete would do as soon as he heard the good news … he was first overcome by raw emotion and then happily kissed his partner live on ESPN. Click the video above to see the emotional moment when Sam got the good news and see the sweet kiss he shared with his boyfriend Vito Cammisano. Then, click below to see another cute video of Michael and Vito celebrating today’s very happy news. More »

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A Judge Rules That Arkansas’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Woot!!!

Happy news coming out of the Natural State today … a circuit court judge has ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional! Because a stay was not issued along with this ruling, same-sex couples have been getting marriage licenses all morning long today. The state’s attorney general has announced that he plans to appeal the ruling but, for now, marriage equality has come to the state of Arkansas. Wow. More »

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