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September 2016

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Ariana Grande Shuts Down Ryan Seacrest — Is She Right?

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The most annoying thing about Ryan Seacrest’s interview with Ariana Grande isn’t her attitude issue, it’s Seacrest making fun of her very young age and mind, given that he generally dates women in their early twenties. Need I also point out that Ryan Seacrest is a robot? If he cowers behind his question by simply saying he’s “reading off a page,” then I’d encourage him to be more invested in his own radio show. Do your own research, ask your own questions, and be authentic. Having said that, Ariana is ridiculous. Sure posting an Instagram photo isn’t ibso facto a declaration of one’s relationship, but having an attitude is unnecessary. She certainly has the right to divulge whatever she wants using any format she likes, and she’s simultaneously entitled to remain hush about additional details. BUT expect an inquiry when you do so, and be kind about your response.

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Tim Gunn Trashes Kanye West’s Fashion Line

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Kanye West has been trash-talked by just about everyone, but none more cutting than Tim Gunn, whose opinion I cherish. Of the “fashion” line, Gunn said, “I think the only thing dumber than these clothes would be the people who would buy these clothes.” He furthered, “Kanye West is a sphinx without a riddle. I just don’t understand why people are so in awe. [The models in the show were] basically wearing stretch undergarments.”

For years everyone in the entertainment industry has tried to give Gunn a workable platform for his own show, none of which have taken flight. It can only be reasoned that creatives don’t quite know a proper format for the fashion titan. If it were me, it would extend his stints on Project Runway to revolve the show more around his teachings and commentary. I’d also change the format of fashion police and put him as the star. Watch the video below.

Wednesday

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September 2016

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Paris Hilton Debuts Her “Real Voice” on TODAY

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In case you thought Paris Hilton’s voice during her visit to TODAY was post-hangover driven, think again. The former ‘Simple Life’ star admitted to a lower register, “real-voice,” while promoting her newest fragrance and “business empire.” I use quotes for the latter, because someone who spent their entire career with a fake voice has questionable credibility. Watch below.

Sunday

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September 2016

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Tabloid Gossip: The Stuff We Missed

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Britney Spears settled her lawsuit against her ex-manager. Vulture

Gretchen Carlson settled her lawsuit against Roger Ailes. MSN

Madonna settled her custody issue with Guy Ritchie. TMZ

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez called off their divorce. Just Jared

Shia LaBeouf insulted Steven Spielberg. Variety

Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift ended their summer romance. IKYDK

Gavin Rossdale is dating Tiger Woods’ ex-wife. The Superficial

Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t care about the Lena Dunham drama. Dlisted

Ariana Grande packed on the PDA with her new man. WetPaint

Calvin Harris opened up about his Taylor Swift feud. Refinery29

Dr. Luke sued Kesha’s mom. Jezebel

Pitch Perfect co-stars got married. Stuff

Is Tyga having financial problems? RTW

Katy Perry commented on her Taylor Swift feud. Too Fab

Sunday

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September 2016

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Counting Crows at The Greek — A Full Recap

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It’s impossible to discuss one’s love of Counting Crows without enmeshing them into every life experience, because the band that has sold more than 20 million albums has also mastered the art of making you feel as if you’re part of some secret society of elevated taste mixed with emotional, lonesome musings. I was eleven years old for their August and Everything After debut, and around fourteen for their follow-up, Recovering the Satellites. That angst-driven period was met with the calming force that was Counting Crows, and I ached to learn more about the band. Much to my satisfaction, there was a fan club, which welcomed frequent visits from lead singer Adam Duritz, who, far ahead of his time, took down what’s now referred to as “twitter trolls” or “haters” with an ease and humor that suggested the man behind this sensitive, soul-searching music was also a shrewd, gruff guy who wouldn’t take any crap. He also gave the fans some personal insight into his life, along with tidbits of details about each song.

Adam Duritz has inserted names in almost Counting Crows every song, and he’s spent nearly all of his interviews answering questions as to their identity, as if each individual described is our personal friend, and we’d like to know who they are, whether they’re okay, and if they rode off into the distance with Duritz to live happily ever after. Who is the elusive “Maria,” for example? After all, Duritz himself says “There’s a piece of Maria in every song that I sing.” She has appeared in five Counting Crows songs, and his rabid fan base has always inquired as to her identity. Duritz once relented and explained that she is in fact Duritz himself, “through the eyes of a girl, but it’s someone very much like [him] struggling at the edge, not sure if she’s going to fall off on one side or the other.” And what about “Anna” from “Anna Begins?” According to Duritz, she actually exists. They met on vacation in Australia and sadly decided to go their separate ways at the end of the trip, but she’s “every girl you ever felt that way about, too.” The list goes on and on, but the questions represent something much bigger. We want to know the truth behind each song because we’re so connected to the lyrics.

After watching Counting Crows perform at The Greek, I scoured social media and noticed nearly every post was coupled with a sample of their song lyrics, because above all, that’s what speaks to us. They co-headlined with Rob Thomas, giving fans two for the price of one, with their style, talent, and energy easily complimenting one another. Of the coupling, Duritz said, “Twenty years ago Rob and I were like kids running around Italy in the middle of the night getting drunk and playing gigs. I still love nothing more than touring with my friends. This is going to be a great summer.” Their concert follows Counting Crows’ 2014 release, Something Under Wonderland, and Thomas’ third solo effort, 2015’s The Great Unknown. Counting Crows is largely known for changing the arrangements on their songs during their live performances, but this was the closest to their record that I’ve seen in some time. And while I was expecting the crowd to go crazy for their most-loved hits (i.e. Mr. Jones), I noticed something special. The crowd’s dedication was equally distributed, because true Counting Crows fans love every song with equal elation. They’re just happy to be there and support the band they’ve loved for decades. With a devoted fan base, unforgettable songs, and extremely talented musicians who clearly love to play together, this tour is not to be missed. There are a few dates left. Visit their website for tickets.

Wed Sep 14, San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Fri Sep 16, Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Sat Sep 17, Las Vegas, NV Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Mon Sep 19, Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 22, Albuquerque, NM Sands Casino Amphitheater
Sat Sep 24, Allen, TX Allen Event Center
Sun Sep 25, Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Tue Sep 27, Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Wed Sep 28, St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 30, Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater

Friday

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September 2016

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New trailer for CBS’ docu-series ‘The Case of JonBenét Ramsey’

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Jonbenet Ramsey’s case remains unsolved, and with the rise of true-crime documentaries and the anniversary of her death, it only makes sense to revisit one of the most talked about murders in history. The parents were always the focus, and time has lessened their guilt in the eyes of the media. So will the case re-open old wounds, or solve a murder using new tools and a new outlook? Watch the trailer below. It sure looks thrilling.

Thursday

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September 2016

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Kanye West’s Fashion Show: A Yeezy Disaster?

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Is Kanye West an evil genius or just plain evil? One could argue his brand has never been bigger, and the negative press is only serving to perpetuate his popularity, given that all his pop-up shows sell out swiftly.

When the ‘Life of Pablo’ rapper debuted his Yeezy Season 4 collection in the blazing heat, hours late, and left models passing out sans water and sitting on the grass, the press rightfully erupted, and even the designer for Bergdorf Goodman came to the rescue. The editorial director for The Cut called the experience “shameful” and said “the most responsible thing we could all do would be to write NOTHING about this show.” To be fair, many models starve themselves to meet the unfair demands of the industry (not Kanye West), and West cannot control the weather. This is certainly not the first nor the worst thing anyone has been asked to do to promote a product. That being said, art often speaks for itself, and there’s no art in passed out models, broken shoes, and less-than-impressive clothes.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The death of one’s brand is low and slow, and I predict Kanye West is on his way. We can argue endlessly about whether all press is good press, and whether this is all part of some master plan, but I beg to differ. His talent is music, not fashion, and the more the public believes him to be an egomaniac, the less likely they are to support him.

Wednesday

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September 2016

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New ‘Walking Dead’ Trailer Features Negan: Watch Now

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During casual conversation at many Los Angeles outings, the subject of my “free pass” comes up, and though Brad Pitt or Rob Lowe might be the easy choice, my selection is always the very sexy Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who first gained heartthrob status as Denny on ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ He has since had many memorable roles, the last of which was on ‘The Good Wife,’ and he can now be seen on ‘The Walking Dead’ as Negan, the villain of season 7. Just who will he kill, and does he look just as handsome while doing it? The answer to the second question is yes, and for the answer to the first, see below. You might find a clue.

Wednesday

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September 2016

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Patrick Dempsey Talks Marriage, Acting, and the Future with People Magazine

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Patrick Dempsey just mastered the art of saying absolutely nothing AND everything about his personal life while promoting his upcoming film, Bridget Jones’ Baby. The former ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star opened up to People Magazine about the reconciliation with his longtime wife, Jillian, saying, “Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of” and “I [learned] to prioritize. Our union has to be the priority. I wasn’t prepared to give up on her and she wasn’t either. We both wanted to fight for it.” Though he did not admit the source of their issues, tabloids have long speculated that Dempsey’s penchant for racing cars took considerable time away from their union, and he has seriously dialed back on the dangerous hobby since mending his marriage.

It’s worth noting that one can talk about his or her personal life without divulging too much, and Dempsey did it beautifully. The television star is also a rare breed of actor who can master both mediums, having had a successful film career prior to his resurgence as “McDreamy.” For more, visit PEOPLE.

Tuesday

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September 2016

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Alicia Keys Goes Makeup Free: Starts a Conversation

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Alicia Keys’ face value just went up exponentially, as the singer unveiled her makeup-free look to the world, proclaiming that she “hope[s] to God it’s a revolution. ‘Cause I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.” The public’s strong reaction to her bold choice, uncovered a few layers of latent judgment, as society has long held women to a higher standard of beauty. That being said, it’s worth nothing that all men on television ALSO wear makeup, it’s just far less obvious. In fact, Conan could possibly blend into white walls without bronzer (a joke he’s often made himself).

I’ve always maintained that women don’t look BETTER with makeup, they just look DIFFERENT, and sometimes it’s good to switch it up. Hair down, hair up, formal, casual, etc. The light and shade of life creates standout moments, and without contrast of any kind, things can be a bit lackluster. It is; however, interesting to see what people actually look like without their faces covered. It might be a movement, but here’s hoping going bra-less isn’t next.