"In school I learned to apply cultural and historical context"
Last night at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, Beyoncé introduced First Lady Michelle Obama, who went on to speak about an important new campaign aimed at changing the educational opportunities (or lack thereof) for millions of young girls around the world. I’m really excited about the campaign because some of my favorite people are getting involved, including Kerry Washington, Mindy Kaling and Malala Yousafzai. Click inside for more!
LMAO, this is epic
THIS. GAVE. ME. LIFE. Have you ever loved a song so much, you’ve literally sung it at the top of your lungs, whilst tears were pouring down your face? OF COURSE you have. Has anyone ever taken a video of you doing this, and then the singer of that song posted it on her Instagram, for all of her 26.4 million followers to see? Probably not. Rihanna wants you to know that her #CurrentMood is that of this Rihanna Navy superfan in Rio de Janeiro, who loves the song What’s My Name more than you’ve probably ever loved anything in life. Click inside for more!
New episodes are coming to Netflix!!!
Has there ever been a show that you’ve fallen in love with—like madly, deeply in love with—but you haven’t even seen it yet? Okay, that is me with Black Mirror. Last year one of our UK writers at Paste wrote a piece that I edited titled, Black Mirror: The Show That Will Cure Your Addiction in Five Steps and I’ve been obsessing over this show in my head since then. Also, there was a friggen Christmas special with Jon Hamm that I need in my life. Now that Netflix has announced Season Three is being released by the streaming device, my body is officially ready for a binge. The show is said to be one of the darkest, most scathing and entertaining indictments of our tech-obsessed world, and I want to know who’s watching already! Click inside for more!
Posted under: 'Black Mirror', Netflix
This is going to be awesome, #SorryNotSorry
About a million years ago, we got our first look at Ja Rule‘s MTV reality show/docu-series Follow the Rules. At this point, we know all of these shows are gimmicky, we know they’re somewhat scripted (if not, like, 100% scripted), and we know the story is the same: ex-famous person still a little bit famous but mostly normal, look at him and his family going through normal stuff, except with a lot more money. Yet and still, I was excited because the promo was really funny! Finally, we have a release date: on October 26 I’ll be welcoming Ja Rule back into my home, as I once did years ago when I first copped Venni Vetti Vecci and blasted Suicide Freestyle for like three days straight. I’m here for you, Ja!
SHE DID THAT
This. THISSSSS. This is the main reason I’m mad at myself for missing the 2015 Emmy Awards live. I just KNEW someone was going to give a speech that made me re-examine my life. Please watch this speech from THE VIOLA DAVIS and get your life changed. And then read this really unsurprising story about how one actress took to Twitter to complain about how Viola Davis’ speech didn’t work for her, because All Actresses Matter. Bahahahaaa, then watch the Viola Davis speech again, because she [literally] wins all. Click inside for the full transcript!
The body is ready
Every time I read a new story with details about Season Two of Amazon’s Transparent, there’s a certain point where I actually have to tell myself to calm down. Calm down Shannon. There’s never gonna be another Season One. Just calm down. So as I read this new bit of casting news, I talked myself down from the heights of Transparent fandom, and reminded myself not to get my hopes up in ridiculous ways. But yeah, no. Anjelica Huston is coming to Transparent Season Two and I CANNNOOOOOTTTTTTTTTT! Click inside for more!
Prince Harry turned 31 years old today and to celebrate the occasion, he made his way to Goodwood Aerodrome in Chichester, England to help mark the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. As you can see in the photos presented here, Harry is rockin’ some serious new facial hair which looks mighty damn fine, if I do say so myself. Click through the gallery to see hot Harry lookin’ hot on his birthday today and then click below to see the adorable photo of him that was shared by the official Twitter profile of British Monarchy to mark the occasion of his birth. More »
We're also getting Taco, Burrito, Popcorn and Unicorn emojis, too!
Back in April, the Apple mobile iOS software got a HUGE update that gave us a slew of new emojis to use on our iPhones. Altho there was much speculation, the iOS 8.3 software update did not include a bunch of really desired emojis — even tho we did get a bunch of new ones. In May, it was revealed that another batch of new emojis would be coming our way in 2016 but today we learn that they will actually be coming sooner … as in this year. When Apple announced the release of their new line of products (including the
rose gold pink iPhone 6S Plus) this week, they also announced the forthcoming release of iOS mobile software 9.1. Developers who got their hands on the BETA version of the software have learned that the update includes a bunch of REALLY fantastic emojis — including a taco emoji, a hot dog emoji, a unicorn emoji, a MIDDLE FINGER emoji and more! Click below to see some of the NEW EMJOIS that will be available when Apple iOS 9.1 is released in November (?). More »
Posted under: Emojis
Characters from other '90s shows are also involved!
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but… I’m into it. I’m into this massive Nickelodeon crossover movie. Our favorites from Rugrats, Hey Arnold, and a host of other ’90s Nick cartoons are apparently teaming up Avengers-style and coming to a theatre near us. I can’t even imagine what the plot of this movie might be, but I really miss that ol’ football head and I’d love to see what he’s been up to. Click inside for more!
"I do fight for artists, but in that fight I somehow was disrespectful to artists."
Before you watch the above video, I implore to click inside and watch the Video Vanguard clip that shows all the reasons why Kanye West earned this award at last night’s MTV VMAs. He earned it. And I absolutely love every bit of his acceptance speech. Which is not a “rant.” So please don’t be lazy and ignorant and call it that. If you watch closely, West has to literally swallow his tears before giving this speech—he was emotional and honest. Which is how I like my Kanye West. Peep both videos for more, and click inside for a transcript of his acceptance speech.
The problem was the contradiction. The contradiction is I do fight for artists, but in that fight I somehow was disrespectful to artists.