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Sir Mix-A-Lot Comments On Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Music Video

He's already watched it AT LEAST 37 times

Nicki Minaj unleashed her bootylicious music video for Anaconda a couple of days ago and thus far, the vid has received lots of views. It turns out that Sir Mix-A-Lot himself — whose Baby Got Back sample provides the heart of Nicki‘s track — has watched the video quite a few times and took to Twitter to offer his opinion on what he saw. Curious? Click below to read Mix-A-Lot‘s thoughts on Nicki‘s video … and bubble. More »

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Christina Aguilera Reveals The Name Of Her Newborn Daughter

Aptly Named

Yesterday we learned the joyous news that pop star Christina Aguilera and fiancé Matthew Rutler welcomed the birth of their first child together (Xtina‘s second child overall, she had her son Max Liron with ex-husband Jordan Bratman), which we learned earlier this year was a baby girl. Late last night, Xtina updated her official Twitter profile for the first time after she birthed her baby to let the world in on the name she and Matt gave to their daughter. The name is an apt one, I think, as you will see below. More »

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Missouri Governor Declares A State Of Emergency And Enforces A Curfew In Ferguson

So far 7 arrests have been made, one victim shot

I wanted to continue the conversation we started earlier this week, as news of things in Ferguson, Missouri remains troubling. We have a few readers in the area, so please feel free to correct me if any of this information is incorrect or if you have some thing to add. One thing is very clear— the Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed an order declaring a state of emergency, and he’s also enforcing a curfew. It all sounds very surreal, but residents must be indoors from 12AM – 5AM. He also admitted that the cops who used tear gas against protesters early Saturday morning did so without his orders. He said they’d be kind enough to stop using tear gas from now on, but we already have footage that may prove otherwise. Click inside for more.

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Mark Hamill Will Rock A Sexy Beard In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Plus, check out Han Solo's duds and the new Stormtrooper helmet

Earlier this week we learned that filming production will resume on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII now that Harrison Ford is well enough to film again since he injured his foot earlier this year. Today we get a SLEW of updates about the new Star Wars movie. First, we learn that Mark Hamill will be rockin’ a hot silver beard when he reprises his role as Luke Skywalker: Aged Jedi. Second, we get to see the fancy clothes that Ford‘s Han Solo will be wearing in the movie. Third, we get our first look at the alleged new helmets worn by the villainous Stormtroopers. So much Star Wars goodness in one post, I can hardly contain myself. More »

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Tony Goldwyn Shares A Photo From The Set Of ‘Scandal’ Season 4

'Sup, Fitz

Altho we still have quite a few weeks of waiting left before the new season of Scandal premieres on ABC this fall, actor Tony Goldwyn wants us all to know that he and the rest of the Scandal cast are hard at work on the show. A fan posted a tweet asking Tony where he was at the moment and he responded with a photo that he snapped during a break on set while filming Scandal. Click below to see Tony as President Fitz hard(ly) at work. More »

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The World’s Shortest Woman Joins The Cast Of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Meet Jyoti Amge

Just a couple of days ago, we learned that singer/actress Patti LaBelle has been added to the cast of the forthcoming season of American Horror Story: Freak Show and today we have another casting update. Ryan Murphy shared a photo from the set of Freak Show with lead actress Jessica Lange posing with the show’s newest and littlest castmember — Jyoti Amge, the woman who holds the Guinness World’s Record as the World’s Shortest Woman. Click below to see the cute photo that introduced Amge as the new castmember of AHS: Freak Show. More »

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Surprise! Michael Jackson Released A New Music Video On Twitter Last Night

'A Place with No Name'

The late Michael Jackson made music video history last night by becoming the first artist to debut a brand new music video on Twitter. Completely out of the blue, the official Twitter profile for Michael Jackson released the video for his song A Place with No Name (featured on his newest posthumous album Xscape) … which is described as a reimagining of the song A Horse with No Name by the 70s group America. Click below to see how the video was world premiered last night. More »

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#Ferguson And The Truth About Our American War Zone

Social Media At Its Best

This morning I wrote a piece about Twitter at its worst. The death of Robin Williams was and is a tragedy, and some (certainly not most) of the responses from social media are also a tragic reflection of the worst of our kind, and the worst things our technology has to offer. In light of another tragedy—the murder of Michael Brown an unarmed 18 year-old in Ferguson, Missouri by police—we can see social media at its best. A couple of years ago I interviewed the director of the Occupy Wall Street documentary #whilewewatch, and he spoke about being inspired by social media activism, which developed in direct response to the lack of real (and accurate) news coverage. I had a very similar conversation with Oscar-nominee Jehane Noujaim, who made a film about the Egyptian revolution. This happens every time there is organized protest that the authorities then turn into a “war zone.” Click inside for more.
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Robin Williams’ Daughter Zelda Inspires Twitter To Change Their Policies

“We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter"

Trent has been keeping us updated with the news surrounding the death of Robin Williams, and one thing that’s been both beautiful and heartbreaking has been watching his children come forward and make all of these powerful, lovely statements about their father. When a celebrity passes away, it’s easy to focus on what their work meant to you. Like everyone else, I thought about some of my favorite Robin Williams movies (Patch Adams, World’s Greatest Dad, Jakob The Liar, Mrs. Doubtfire), I took to social media for a bit, and eventually—I went back to my life. His children cannot do that right now and I can’t (and also can) imagine what they’re going through. When Zelda Rae Williams announced that she was leaving social media for a while due to cyberbullying, I was actually surprised—I couldn’t believe that people were actually doing the things that I read. There are no words, and that part of loss—the public part—I cannot identify with. Spokespersons for Twitter are now vowing to re-evaluate some of their policies. Click inside for more.
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Robin Williams’s Children Release Loving Statements In The Wake Of Their Father’s Death

"My family has always been private about our time spent together"

Yesterday we read a very sweet tribute message that Zelda Rae shared on Twitter in memory of the death of her father Robin Williams the day before. Since then, Zelda and her brothers Zak and Cody released longer personal statements in the wake of their father’s death. In response to Zelda‘s tribute, Frances Bean Cobain (the only child of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain) shared a message of support for her on Twitter as well. But, very unfortunately, these personal statements opened up Zelda to horrible abuse by people who inundated her with tasteless jokes about her father’s death. As a result, Zelda has decided to quit social media “for a good long time” altogether. Sigh. The letters shared by Robin Williams‘s children, tho, are exceedingly poignant and worth reading in full below. More »

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