'I’ve changed my mind on the question of marriage...'
Today many folks are rejoicing because the first Republican Senator currently serving in the Senate has just come out in support of same-sex marriage. Interestingly enough, just as many people seem to be disappointed by the reasoning behind Senator Rob Portman‘s change of heart and political position. He wrote an open letter in The Columbus Dispatch in which he credits his son, who came out as gay two years ago, as the reason he now advocates for came-sex marriage. Click inside to read the Senator’s letter in full.
Posted under: Senator Rob Portman
"I refuse to be bullied"
Earlier today we learned that music mogul Clive Davis revealed his bisexuality in his new memoir The Soundtrack to My Life but the topic of his sexuality isn’t the only thing featured in the book. The lion’s share of the content in the book revolves around his storied career in music. One of the stories he shares concerns his feud with Kelly Clarkson over her album My December. According to him, Kelly is described as an emotional mess who made it difficult for him to work with. Kelly, on the other hand, has her own side of the story … and she vehemently refutes his side of the story in an open letter she posted online today. Kelly clearly has no time for what she perceives as Clive‘s bullshizz so she wants to set the record straight. Click below to read the full text of Kelly‘s letter and see what she has to say about her now infamous feud with Clive Davis. More »
UPDATE: JT Confirms NEW Album in Open Letter to Fans
Just a few days ago we learned officially from Justin Timberlake himself that he is about to release some new music … late tonight, he did just that. JT has teamed up with Jay-Z (as rumored) and dropped a NEW SONG titled Suit & Tie. The song is available for purchase on iTunes HERE but you can click above to preview the song in full (for as long as the embed stays online on You Tube). It starts out kinda … weird … with an slowed down, odd intro … but once the song kicks in, it’s actually a decent jam. Justin Timberlake is back, y’all. Are you ready?
UPDATE: Justin is also confirming the forthcoming release of a new album titled The 20/20 Experience due out later this year in an open letter he penned to fans, click below to read the full text of this open letter/announcement. More »
'Your open letter is hypocritical and full of contradictions'
Yesterday we learned that Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne were in a public– but seemingly respectable– beef over an interview Kelly did with Fabulous magazine. Kelly accused Lady Gaga‘s fans of being the worst cyber bullies ever, and Lady Gaga responded with an open letter to Kelly. I thought Gaga raised many good points about our society and how it feeds off of and breeds negativity, but I also thought she came off as a bit self-righteous in her attempts to compare herself (and all her good deeds) to Kelly O and her work on Fashion Police. Anyhoo, many of you mentioned that Kelly‘s Mom Sharon Osbourne had responded in a public letter of her own, which further proves my point that 2013 is the year of BEEF! LOL, okay no. See? There I go breeding negativity in the media! 2013 is the year of… um… open discourse about society and celebrity as we know it. There. That’s better. Not as sensational, but probably better, lol. Click inside for more!
Kelly Recently Called Lady Gaga's Fans 'The Worst' Cyber Bullies
Well, 2013 is starting to look like the year of BEEF. We’ve, naturally, had some pretty sweet rap beef to follow (Angel Haze and Azealia Banks, also the Meek Mill/Cassidy beef is leading to some pretty awesome diss records). And now I think it’s safe to say that Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne have also succumbed to the beef brewing deep within their souls… lol. Do y’all remember when Kelly spoke out in an interview with Fabulous magazine about how her weight is still an issue for other people (even as she’s in the best shape of her life)? Well, apparently, she specifically called out Lady Gaga‘s fans for their constant cyber-bullying and now Mama Monster is calling her out too. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Kelly Osbourne, Lady Gaga
'Listen to me when I tell you… go. Go for yourself.'
Ever since we got wind of the upcoming Boy Meets World sequel (Girl Meets World), Danielle Fishel has been on our radar. The actress’s hilarious Liz & Dick parody is still one of my fave videos of the year, and PITNBR DaeDae had told us that he and Danielle were actually attending Cal State Fullerton together.Well, DaeDae was totally on point and congratulations are in order because Danielle is officially a college graduate! But the best part is that she took to Tumblr to share a really heartfelt message to other adults who might be considering going back to school. Click inside to read more.
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"I wish there were something — anything — I could do"
In an effort to keep this conversation going, I wanted to share a letter written by the First Lady of the United States to Newtown, Connecticut. A week ago today, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 children and 6 faculty members. Earlier that day he’d taken his mother’s life, and eventually took his own. As much as we’ve all been responding to this story and sharing different viewpoints and ideas, one of my biggest fears about this tragedy is still that it will all be forgotten by most of us (myself included) as the days progress. Today I was glad to see that moments of silence were being held throughout the country, and that Michelle Obama was also speaking out. Click inside to read her letter, as published in the Hartfourd Courant.
"She's my best friend and my mother and my daughter, my benefactor, and she's the one who taught me what love is."
Fiona Apple, who made her return to the music scene this year with the release of her brilliant album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do., was due to take her world tour to South America this month but she has informed fans that she has had to cancel her tour. In a hand-written letter posted on her official Facebook profile, Fiona shares with the world the sad news that her faithful dog Janet is dying. While other artists might’ve pushed forward with their tour despite an ailing pet, Fiona is unlike most other artists. Click below to read Fiona‘s touching and heartfelt 4-page letter to fans below and you will understand perfectly why her tour had to be canceled so that she can be home with Janet. More »
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"All my respect and adoration"
Beyoncé Knowles, who famously performed for President Barack Obama at his inauguration back in 2009, has posted a series of photos on her official website proudly proclaiming her support for Obama in the 2012 presidential election. I think it’s not a big surprise that Bey would be such an outspoken and avid supporter of Obama. She has worked for his re-election campaign and her husband Jay-Z spent much time campaigning with the President in the closing days of the election. Many people in this country vote with pride and it is very heartening to see, truly. Click below to check out Bey‘s election photos and read the full text of a handwritten open letter she has penned to President Barack Obama. More »
Posted under: Beyoncé Knowles