Iggy Rap Debate

Should white people rap?

Recently Azealia Banks had a radio interview expressing frustration that she was nominated for grammy. She said that “that a Iggy shit isn’t better than any black girl that’s rapping today. When they give these Grammys at all it says to white kids is ‘oh yeah you’re great, you can do whatever you put your mind to it. It says to blackheads you don’t have s*** you don’t own s***.'” Iggy’s response was basically “F**K you – race has nothing to do with it, you just suck.”

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I don’t love or hate her, but I think she’s a little misguided here. Race is relevant to hip hop and we all know the grammys are notorious for scanning great black artists. Like last year we were all amazed when kendrick lamar lost to Macklemore. In 2013 Kanye said that none of this 21 grammys were won against white artists.

At the same time white artists who act black have mass appeal! Like Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, even Elvis became the King of Rock n Roll by mimicking black southern blues artists. Azealia Banks calls the trend ‘appropriation’. Basically where the dominant group takes something created by a minority and profit from it – without giving the minority respect or credit.

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Hip hop is global now and racial integration is inevitable.

Q-tip offered some key some advice over twitter. He said “You have to take into account the history as you move underneath the banner of hip-hop. hip-hop is fun! But one thing it can never get detatached from is being a socio-political movement” Basically he says keep doing your thing, but respect hip hop’s legacy and be aware the niceties that skin color affords. Macklemore agrees. He says, being white has given him clear advantages in the hip hop world. He emphasized that white hip hop artists should ask themselves ‘are you taking or contributing? You need to listen, you need to be humble.’

Sounds like a pretty good starting point to me

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Golden Globes Highlights

Honouring  2014’s best movies and TV shows, this year’s awards show went off a bang, with comic pair Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting for the third and final time.
They poked fun at Bill Cosby, Angelina Jolie and also the Sony hacking scandal, and played a game of ‘Would You Rather’ with audience.
Prince surprised everyone with an appearance to present the award for Best Original Song. His afro got the biggest applause of the evening!

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Walking out on stage holding a blinged-up pimp cane was a tough look to rock, but prince proves his only gets more Prince as time goes on.

George Clooney gave a touching speech to his wifey, Amal as he accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award for his Lifetime Achievement in film. Clooney stayed classy as he told the audience he was “so proud” to be her husband.

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Meryl Streep was ‘forced’ to take a photo with a “North Korean reporter” after host Tina Fey volunteered her for the pic.

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However, the North Korean stunt received a mixed response on social media, with some suggesting Cho was “killing it”, whereas others felt the gag was “racist”.

WINNERS:

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a TV series

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

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Best Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television

Fargo

Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Best Actress in a TV Series — Musical or Comedy

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

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Best TV series — Comedy or Musical

Transparent

Best Original Score

Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything

Best Original Song

Glory, Selma

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Matt Bomer, Normal Heart

Amy Adams

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Amy Adams, Big Eyes

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train your Dragon 2

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Screenplay

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical

Jefferey Tambor, Transparent

Best Foreign Language Film

Leviathan

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Maggie Gyllenhaal, An Honorable Woman

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Maggie Gyllenhaal thanked her brother Jake Gyllenhaal during her acceptance speech.

Best Television Series

The Affair

Best Actor in a TV Series — Drama

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Best Director

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Actress in a TV Series — Drama

Ruth Wilson, The Affair

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Kevin Spacey, Winner of Best Actor -TV Series, Drama for House of Cards.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

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Warren Littlefield, John Cameron, Noah Hawley and Geyer Kosinski with the award for best miniseries or TV film for Fargo.

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Here’s a rundown of the nominations:

Best Motion Picture Drama

Boyhood

Foxcatcher

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Birdman

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Into the Woods

Pride

St. Vincent

Best Actor in a Dramatic Role

Steve Carell — Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch — The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal — Nightcrawler

David Oyelowo — Selma

Eddie Redmayne — The Theory of Everything

Best Actress — Drama

Jennifer Aniston — Cake

Felicity Jones — The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore — Still Alice

Rosamund Pike — Gone Girl

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy

Ralph Fiennes — The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael Keaton — Birdman

Bill Murray — St. Vincent

Joaquin Phoenix — Inherent Vice

Christoph Waltz — Big Eyes

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

Amy Adams — Big Eyes

Emily Blunt — Into the Woods

Helen Mirren — The Hundred-Foot Journey

Julianne Moore — Maps to the Stars

Quvenzhané Wallis — Annie

Best Director Motion Picture

Wes Anderson — The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ava DuVernay — Selma

David Fincher — Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu — Birdman

Richard Linklater — Boyhood

Another Bachelor Break-up? Surprise Surprise…

Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray on Way to Bachelor 2015 Premiere

To be honest, we’re a bit sad about this last breakup. Andi Dorfman and Josh Murry from the last season of The Bachelorette, have officially broken up! It did however, catch everyone off guard, especially because just a few days ago, we saw them walking the Bachelor carpet, along with a bunch of other Bachelor alumni, hand in hand, looking very happy. They even had in interview with Chris Harrison, the host of the show, before the premiere, and they spoke about planning the wedding, and how life is post-bachelorette.

According to sources, Andi was a complete control freak, and from what it looks like, it was Andi who did the dumping. Josh posted an Instagram that read “Lord, help me to have faith in your plan.” accompanied by a pic of a silhouette of a man on his knees, raising one hand in the air, gesturing warship of faith.

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Proposing was kind of a big deal for Josh, so we understand why he might not be taking the breakup well. If you recall, Josh had not been in a relationship in 5 years before deciding to go onto the Bachelorette. However, a statement released but their rep, makes the break-up seem kind of mutual. “After several months of being engaged and working on our relationship, we have decided that its best for both of us to go our separate ways. We are very sad that it has come to this point, but this is whats best for both of us individually.”

We wish both these celebs good luck in the future!

#MyCalvins: Justin Bieber

LOTS of stur around Justin’s new #MyCalvins campaign!

His video is super seductive, just moving slowly, looking at the camera and touching himself…..

 

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So much ccontroversy about his photoshopped abs! Justin looks good already, but they went above and beyond to make his tummy look super sexy with a 6 pack. Check out the celebs wisp of a happy trail in the pic from the raw video of the photo shoot. Now check out the photo taken for the print ad … seems like Justin got a digital pelvic merkin.

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Also,

The chick that is feeling him up is not getting a good rep from Biebers Mega fans!!!

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One girl was direct, tweeting, “I’ll kill that girl.” with emoji’s of guns and a knife pointed at a smirky faces.

Another crazy girl tweeted”hi bitch i hate u. touch justins d*** again and ill kill u im not joking.”

And one saying … “back off or i’ll kill you, please and thanks. no pressure :).

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Bruce Jenner – KUWTK Spinoff?

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Bruce Jenner was approached by multiple TV stations about producing a reality TV show about the Jenners. His show may be battling the Kardashians for TV ratings.

After his recent divorce with Kris Jenner, he said he wanted no part in Reality TV with the Kardashians, but mentioned he would be interested in a TV show that did NOT involve Kris as a producer.

In KUWTK, Kris was an executive producer, and had last say on everything, always portraying Bruce as the bad guy… and he had enough. His show will probably just show the celebs and his boys race cars, travel, and just bro out.

Still no deals signed as of yet,  but he has said that he’d think about it as long as Kris isn’t the producer … like she is on ‘KUWTK.’

Bruce is still on contract with KUWTK for now, but he is thinking about fighting to get out of it.

Portia vs. Ellen – PRANK!

It all started when Ellen tweeted a video of her wife Portia de Rossi getting her fitness on by doing some old fashioned Jane Fonda workout tapes in the living room. Ellen is so SNEAKY! As soon as she Portia noticed she was being filmed, she immediately got so embarrassed!

She posted the video to twitter with the caption “@PortiadeRossi said I could watch her do her @JaneFonda workout. She didn’t say anything about filming & tweeting it”

And to give credit to Jane Fonda, Portia found the workout to be quite butt-kicking!

HA!

But it doesn’t end there! Not too much later, Portia takes revenge on Ellen. She catches ellen running on the treadmill while singing along to Uptown Funk! She posted the video to twitter with the caption “I got you back @theellenshow! Don’t believe me? Just watch.”

Haha! Poor Ellen, she had to have known this was coming!

This celeb couple is super adorable! We’re happy to see them so happy together 🙂

Justin Bieber Breaks Foot on Vacation

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Ouch, Justin!
In case you’ve been wondering where Justin Bieber has been lately, the celeb recently vacationed in Turks and Caicos with his friends and rumored gf Hailey Baldwin.

While there, Biebs played a soccer game that apparently had some not-so-fun repercussions — a broken foot!
Justin made sure to update his fans on the state of his foot, and surely, he has followed up with a gross picture of his injury in the Shots (above).

“Messed up my damn foot. Smh” he said in a twitter post

Bieber was on crutches shortly after the game, so its probably pretty serious.

He’s already hitting the gym though. Nothing stops Beiber from building that sweet bod… not even a broken foot.
Wishing him a speedy recovery!!

The Bachelor: Chris Soules *Season Premiere* Tonight!

The season premiere of The Bachelor starts tonight! Chris Soules from last season with Andi, is probably the most anticipated bachelor of all time. The stylish celeb from Lowa, was sent home by Andi on The Bachelorette after confessing his love for her, after being in the final 3! But, now he is back on the market and ready to put his heartache behind him to search for his true love!

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There are already rumors that Chris is, in fact, in love! We can’t wait to see how this season unfolds. If you love reading recaps of the shows, our friend, Sharleen, from Juan Pablos season, writes recaps for FLARE and on her blog All The Pretty Pandas, which are always a good chuckle.

 

 

Sam Smith Has A Boyfriend!

Rumors have been confirmed about Sam Smith and his new boyfriend, Jonathan Zeizel. Sam says the relationship is in the “very early” stages, but they haven’t yet had the conversation…..

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They met on the set of Sam’s video for Like I Can, and he was one of the 20 extras in the music video.

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The two are probably official now, after both of them sharing the cutest selfies and Instagrams of each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We’re obsessed with this celeb couple! <3 Good luck you two!