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Mimi tour time

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 21, 2017 19:25:19 July 21, 2017 19:25:19
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Lionel Richie and Mimi’s All The Hits tour was supposed to start earlier this year but was postponed after Lionel had knee surgery. So now the kickoff is tonight, in Oakland. They’ll be performing 22 shows in 22 cities until September 5. Full Story

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Jay Z and friends talk love and infidelity

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at July 11, 2017 19:35:50 July 11, 2017 19:35:50
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Jay Z’s 4:44 is an album that requires dissection. It’s a striking, emotional and vulnerable piece of art that is deserving of all the praise and analysis it has received. It’s got layers on layers of sh-t to process. Full Story

Hot Harry’s festival weekend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2017 14:46:24 July 10, 2017 14:46:24
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Prince Harry was in London this weekend, photographed at the British Summer Time Festival on Saturday night during The Killers show. As an aside, did you know that Mr Brightside has charted in the UK every year since its release in 2004? Every single year for 13 years. Full Story

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Boomshakala

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 7, 2017 16:39:23 July 7, 2017 16:39:23
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It’s the universally recognised sound you hear when someone gets dunked on. It’s the sound you’re hearing today because we all just got dunked on. By Blue Ivy of the House Knowles-Carter, first of her line, the platinum, queen of the Twitter and princess of the Beyhive, goddess of the great celebrity ecosystem, breaker of trolls, and mother of shade. Full Story

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Jay Z’s confessions and revelations

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 30, 2017 16:25:51 June 30, 2017 16:25:51
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Jay Z’s new album 4:44 dropped last night. Were you scrambling to reinstall TIDAL on your phone like I was? Needless to say, 4:44 lit up Twitter. Here’s one of my favourite tweets: When you've not listened to Jay Z 's album but everyone is talking about it pic.twitter.com/tgX1IGV7fW Full Story

K’Naan, Riz Ahmed in Immigrants video

Duana Posted by Duana at June 28, 2017 20:21:44 June 28, 2017 20:21:44

Well, this was opportune.  Earlier today Lainey asked whether politics belongs in gossip—I would say it’s impossible to talk about pop culture, anyway, without it. Sometimes these days we will talk about possible topics for Show Your Work Full Story

Drake hosts the NBA Awards

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 27, 2017 15:23:53 June 27, 2017 15:23:53
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The first ever NBA Awards happened last night in New York. Drake was the host. Drake, as you know, from the Junos and the ESPYs and Saturday Night Live, is a very good host. This is a skill he has on top of his other skills and a skill that most of his contemporaries don’t share. Full Story

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Dear Gossips,

There was a lot of nostalgia last night at the BET Awards. New Edition was honoured. Mary J Blige showed us how great it can be to set yourself free. And Xscape came back onstage together after 18 years apart. But to balance the nostalgia, there were several new school highlights as well.  Read Full Intro

Chance shines at the BET Awards

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at June 26, 2017 17:52:43 June 26, 2017 17:52:43
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There are a few Oprah Winfrey quotes that will forever be embedded in my brain. Last night, while watching Chance The Rapper win Best New Artist and the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards, the one Oprah quote (via Quincy Jones) that I couldn’t get out of my head was, “your future is so bright it burns my eyes. Full Story

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