You better Belieb this is happening...
It was only a matter a time before Justin Bieber announced a world tour to support his new album Purpose, and the time has come! Can you Belieb it? He announced the news on Wednesday’s episode of Ellen, and of course when Ellen DeGeneres asked the singer when the world tour will begin, he couldn’t recall. “This was the only thing I had to remember, and I don’t remember it,” he said. “You can go to my website. What am I doing? I’m here to promote an album and a tour.” Oh Justin! Thankfully Ellen’s people were prepared and revealed that the Purpose World Tour kicks off March 9, 2016, with tickets going on sale next week. More »
This is bizarre. After director Quentin Tarantino took park in an anti-police brutality rally in New York City, officers in The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police released a statement, teaming up with New York and Los Angeles Police in their Tarantino movie boycott. The statement, written by the organization’s president, John McNesby, said, “Tarantino has shown through his actions that he is anti-police. Mr. Tarantino has made a good living through his films, projecting into society at large violence and respect for criminals; he in turn also hates cops.” More »
Jake Bailey, makeup artist for stars like Katy Perry, Emmy Rossum, Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez and Gwen Stefani, was found dead in his home yesterday in L.A. after an apparent suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning. He was only 37. A variety of his famous clients have already responded to his death on social media, but Katy Perry, who he had recently worked with for her Cosmo cover and Super Bowl look, wrote an especially profound message. More »
Mark your calendars!
It’s really happening! Adele has announced the release date and the FIRST single of her long-awaited new album 25. The singer made her Instagram debut on Thursday morning (Oct. 22, 2015) to announce the news! She did so by sharing a black-and-white portrait that is expected to be the cover of her new record. How exciting is this? Not only do we have new Adele music to look forward to, but she has an Instagram account! Maybe she’ll post photos of her cute little baby.
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"I'm sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened."
YES!!!!! After years of waiting and anticipation, Adele just confirmed her new album, 25, is coming our way! But what should we expect from her new music now that she’s happy and in love? Well she says it’ll be a “make-up record.” But, after releasing such wildly successful albums (19 and 21) the pressure is definitely on! In an open letter on Twitter, the 27-year-old singer apologized to fans for the long wait between albums, “25 is about getting to know who I’ve become without realizing. And I’m sorry it took so long but, you know, life happened.” It’s OK Adele, we forgive you with all our hearts. More »
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Our ('90s) dreams are finally, maybe coming true
Are the Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls teaming up for a ’90s reunion tour of our dreams? Excuse us while we totally lose our minds and dig out your BSB posters and Spice Girls barbies. But this actually might be happening — at least, according to AJ McLean. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the former BSB-er revealed that this reunion has been in the works for a while. More »
I don’t know about you guys, but this hurts my heart. At least 13 people have been reported dead, with more than 20 people injured, after a shooter opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The shooters motives are still unknown, but State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum told NBC News that he had been “neutralized.” They didn’t expand any further. “We have received 9 patients from the UCC tragedy and 3 more enroute,” the Mercy Medical Center Tweeted a little more than an hour ago. “Please continue to pray.” According to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (where the school is located), a 911 call was received around 10:38 AM reporting the shooting on the UCC campus. More »
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You, me, him, her—we all have some privilege
So, this morning I was reading some of the comments on Trent’s Facebook page, in response to the story about Stephen Amell‘s not-so-apologetic apology for his statement about clock-building genius Ahmed Mohamed and the public reaction to his arrest. This feels like a good time to say something I’ve said before—we all have [some kind of] privilege. If you’re reading this, you have the privilege of internet access and probably some kind of electricity. If you have an opinion on Amell and can begin your argument with, “I took a class in college…” you have some kind of privilege. The fact that you (and I) have time to debate about white privilege and whether or not Amell was in the wrong, is also an act of privilege. The fact that Ahmed was arrested—and not shot, like many young black teens have been by the police—is also related to his privilege (which we also see in the way so many people have rallied around the boy genius—if he’d been a troubled kid from the hood, we know how people would have responded). Click inside to read an essay that helped me better understand my own privilege and the reason so many of us are reluctant to admit to the fact that we have it.