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Is it bad to be Becky?

April 27, 2016 17:14:11 Posted at April 27, 2016 17:14:11
Duana Posted by Duana
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It happens to all of us eventually—I got into a Twitter fight with Iggy Azalea, and I won. Okay, no. Not exactly. What actually happened is that Azalea, who is…exhausting, at best… got offended when someone referred to her as ‘Becky’. Full Story

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Kelly Ripa returns

April 26, 2016 15:29:36 Posted at April 26, 2016 15:29:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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In my post about Kelly Ripa last week, I wrote that they set her up to fail. Click here for a refresher. “They” would be the network executives, who thought it would be a good idea to not tell her that they were making a profound change to her show – you know, the one WITH HER NAME ON IT – without telling her. Full Story

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Lemonade: Beyoncé’s Black Feminist Declaration

April 25, 2016 13:31:35 Posted at April 25, 2016 13:31:35
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen

It is important that the word ‘black’ is in this headline. A few outlets have omitted that word from the bolded titles of their respective Lemonade reviews. They’ve focused on the visual album’s Southern Gothic influences, the fashion, and Becky. Yes, all of those things are worthy of note but above all else, Lemonade is a love letter to black women. Full Story

Lemonade: Beyoncé’s Black Feminist Domination

April 25, 2016 13:09:33 Posted at April 25, 2016 13:09:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Please note: Kathleen’s piece on Beyoncé will follow mine. Because there’s just so much to unpack. You could write a think-piece on every single frame of Lemonade and it almost still wouldn’t be enough. Full Story

Drama at Live!

April 21, 2016 16:56:24 Posted at April 21, 2016 16:56:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I’m sure you’ve heard about what’s happening at Live! with Kelly and Michael. Kelly Ripa apparently found out after the show on Tuesday that Michael Strahan Full Story

Rihanna: reluctant “role model”

April 6, 2016 15:06:20 Posted at April 6, 2016 15:06:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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In the previous post, Kathleen mentioned the Black Girls Rock event that aired last night. Rihanna was presented with the Rock Star Award. During her acceptance speech, she made a sassy comment about how “You know, role model is not the… title they like to give me, you know”. Full Story

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Who’s laughing now

April 5, 2016 17:11:39 Posted at April 5, 2016 17:11:39
Maria Posted by Maria
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Back in 2012, I wrote about Elizabeth Banks’s website praising it for its design and content, and also for what it isn’t: a way to brand her family or sell perfume. Since then her website has grown and added more features (like pinned content), but all of the original reasons I liked it still stand. Full Story

Nicki in Nylon

March 17, 2016 17:08:33 Posted at March 17, 2016 17:08:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Nicki Minaj is the cover feature in the new issue of Nylon. I read the article this morning. It’s not the most insightful celebrity profile I’ve ever read, but there are some notable quotes. Nicki is promoting Barbershop: The Next Cut. She’s also been working on a television show based on her life. Full Story