Lizzo has every right to be extra—dancing and cackling her way through her rising popularity, cheekily carrying a dainty Jacquemus-inspired purse on the red carpet, and flashing her thong through a circular cut-out in her t-shirt dress at a Minnesota Timberwolves game. The singer and rapper’s latest move, at an NBA game no less, has naturally led to backlash from random people on the internet over the revealing nature of the outfit, with some underlying annoyance aimed at her growing mainstream appeal. On Instagram, Lizzo compared her sartorial choice to Rihanna’s now-iconic see-through Swarovski crystal gown, which also featured a very visible thong that Rihanna similarly flaunted to photographers. Many have pointed out that Lizzo is not only being slut shamed but fat shamed—as a fat woman, her body is under significant scrutiny, interpreted as doubly offensive since it doesn’t fit into notions of conventional Hollywood beauty. But it’s worth … [Read more...] about The Backlash Against Lizzo Is About More Than Just a Thong
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Iggy Azalea has been called a great many things, from racist to homophobe. But she may have just earned herself the most painful descriptor of all: irrelevant. Late last month, Iggy was forced to cancel her “Great Escape” tour. While her official statement insisted that the rapper sought “a different creative change of heart” and needed a “break”—the convenient cousin of the oft-cited celebrity “exhaustion”—it’s no secret that Iggy’s first tour was already shaping up to be a ticket sales disaster. Before its cancellation, the tour had already been delayed for months after openers Tinashe and Nick Jonas pulled out. Basically, Iggy Azalea’s tour was less appealing to Nick Jonas than celibacy—and promised to be way more harmful to his career. With Jo Bro no mo’ and a whole lot of tickets left over, Azalea scrapped her tour, focusing on individual shows like her scheduled appearance at the Pittsburgh … [Read more...] about The World Turns on Iggy Azalea: Homophobia Allegations and a Canceled Tour
R Kelly's back-up singer saw him having sex with 15-year-old Aaliyah, a new documentary has claimed. In Lifetime's upcoming Surviving R. Kelly, which airs Thursday, Jovante Cunningham claims to have witnessed the then 27-year-old commit statutory rape on the teen. Looking back on being on the road with Aaliyah, she said, as reported by People. 'On a tour bus, there really aren’t many confined spaces. When you get on the bus there are bunks and so these bunks have little curtains you can pull at night if you don’t want anybody to see you sleeping.' Witness: R Kelly's back-up singer saw him having sex with 15-year-old Aaliyah, a new documentary has claimed Jovante continued: 'So it just so happened we were all laying in our bunks and the curtains are open, everybody’s communicating, laughing, when the [room] door flew open on the bus.,' she recalled. 'Robert was having sex with Aaliyah.' When asked what she saw, Cunningham replied: 'Things that an adult should not … [Read more...] about R Kelly’s back-up singer ‘saw him having sex with 15-year-old Aaliyah on his tour bus’ documentary claims
Taylor Swift, a woman who once allegedly used a huge suitcase as a form of paparazzi-dodging transportation, is nothing if not cunning. The once saccharine pop star has slowly evolved into the calculated queen of the long game. Her machinations range from admirably extra (buying a house next door to the Kennedy compound in a thinly veiled attempt to marry a Kennedy) to just too much (the “I heart T.S.” tank top). And that’s just her personal life—when it comes to professional supremacy, Taylor Swift outsmarts every one of her competitors. She has more hits, receives more press (good and bad), and will threaten to sue the shit out of any Etsy seller who gets in her way. Most importantly, Taylor Alison Swift has way more UPS trucks with her face on them than any of her peers. While the foundation of Swift’s success is her ability to write good songs that speak to the middle-school loser in all of us, her fame feeds on a regular diet of romantic gossip and … [Read more...] about Is Taylor Swift Kicking Kanye and Kim While They’re Down?
Not every performer was fretting over their place in the music world during Tuesday night’s edition of The Voice.Tones And I was the musical guest for NBC’s talent show's Top 8 Eliminations episode, where she belted out her global hit “Dance Monkey.” Starting at a grand piano, Tones (real name Toni Watson) showcased her incredible pipes in the three-and-a-half minute long performance. No props, just lights, smoke and action. “Dance Monkey” is on a remarkable streak atop charts around the globe. It’s hit No. 1 in 20 territories, including an all-time-best 19 week unbroken reign in Australia. The song is also on track for an 11th week at No. 1 in the U.K. It’s currently No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, down two places from its peak position. The Aussie singer and songwriter scooped four honors at the ARIA Awards in Sydney last month, where she opened the show with a performance of “Dance Monkey.” In the days … [Read more...] about Tones And I Unleashes ‘Dance Monkey’ on ‘The Voice’ Top 8 Eliminations: Watch
Rated a 50-1 outsider in the 10-horse contest, Big Blue will start in the $270,000 Group 2 International Hurdle (3400m). Stream over 50 sports Live & On-Demand with KAYO SPORTS on your TV, computer, mobile or tablet. Just $25/month, no lock-in contract. Get your 14-day free trial and start streaming instantly > Winner of the Galleywood Hurdle at Warrnambool in May and last year’s ATC St Leger at Randwick, Big Blue has pleased Maher since arriving in England. “I am happy with Big Blue. He has been here for around a month now,” Maher said. “He had another schooling session in Lambourn last week and we were pleased with him. “Whilst the International Hurdle isn't the easiest race to start off in, the handicapper hasn't given him a rating, so we have to start off in conditions events. Trainer Ciaron Maher has high expectations for Big Blue in his England debut.Source:News Corp Australia “I would have preferred a slightly easier contest, but we … [Read more...] about Galleywood Hurdle winner Big Blue to take on best in UK debut