Lorde v. Kanye: Battle of the Boxes

Kanye West and Es Devlin
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Lorde Have Mercy

Kanye West is an easy target, and he’s the subject of some much-deserved criticism as of late. But don’t touch the man on the music front. Lorde recently took to Instagram to proclaim that Kanye and Kid Cudi (the Kids See Ghosts rap duo) lifted Lorde’s floating stage in the shape of a box, saying:

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Busy Philipps Calls Noah Centineo a Ghoster

Busy Philipps and Noah Centineo on James Corden’s Late Late Show

TMZ reports that Noah Centineo’s segment with Busy Philipp’s on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ got heavily edited down when his team immediately feared that the ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ star’s image would take a hit when word got around that he ghosted Busy’s friend (a writer on her show). Noah clearly knew the girl in question given his reaction, which you can see below. As for Busy, she seems to take great pride in exposing the antics of others.

Though Noah is certainly a good looking guy, I love everything about this story. For starters, if you take one look at his Instagram, you’ll notice that it’s basically Kim Kardashian lite. In fact, you’d learn absolutely nothing about his friends, his adventures, his outings, or his interests given that it’s inundated with sexy selfies. And hey — I’m all for a good pic, but selfie overload is a serious swipe left. I’d need a little more details on their interaction to impose serious judgment on the ghosting, though. Perhaps my readers can weigh in on the length of dating time it takes to move past ghosting. I vote one month.

TV Tunes: Jessica Lamb’s “Just Don’t Have the Time”

Jessica Lamb singerDiscovered the gem that is Jessica Lamb while watching Teen Mom OG (don’t judge), and the Shazam-worthy moment brought me to “Just Don’t Have the Time,” which you can listen to below. As for who she is behind-the-scenes, there is little to know information on her personal page, so the music will have to speak for itself.

The New York Post Viciously Attacks Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Smith and Jada Pickett Smith Red Table Talk

Jada Pinkett Smith launched the hugely popular Red Table Talk on Facebook as a vehicle for honest conversation. While many other talk shows present the same premise, this might be the most authentic of its kind. I knew it would take off while watching Jada reminisce with Will Smith’s first wife about the tumultuous start to their journey, followed by unconditional love for one another now. In fact, the power couple have long been pioneers of co-parenting, publicly insisting that it’s possible to get everyone in a room together for the holidays — on behalf of their children. So what could be negative about such a talk? Just ask the New York Post.

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Sarah Silverman Drops Jimmy Kimmel Bombshell on Howard Stern

Sarah Silverman visits Jimmy Kimmel The news of Sarah Silverman’s Howard Stern interview is largely focused on the revelation that Louis C.K. used to masturbate in front of her WITH her consent. She chalked it up to mutual freakdom and thought nothing of it, but she made it clear that because they were both up-and-coming at the time, there was no objectionable power dynamic that blurred consent. While that’s certainly interesting, I’m far more intrigued by her more subtle revelation about Jimmy Kimmel.

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Jane Curtin is a Serious Badass on WWHL

Jane Curtin and Harvey Fierstein on Watch What Happens Live
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Jane Curtin is a badass. As an original cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ she’s a pioneer who paved the way for many of the women who came after her, and by all accounts, she’s normal. If you ever read ‘Live From New York’ written by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, you’d learn more about her legendary status, with one select quote from Rosie Shuster, a writer on the long-running series who later married Lorne Michaels.

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HBO’s ‘The Sentence’ — A Gripping, Powerful Documentary

HBO Documentary, The Sentence ‘The Sentence,’ a new documentary by Rudy Valdez airing today on HBO, is one of the most powerful pieces of filmmaking I’ve seen in years. The documentary focuses on Cindy Shank, a woman who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Though the cocaine belonged to her boyfriend at the time, she broke the law by not reporting it. Her boyfriend was later murdered.

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Lena Dunham on WWHL – Good ‘Girls’ Gossip + Calvin Harris Call out

Lena Dunham on Watch What Happens Live
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As someone fascinated by the early exit of actors from successful series, I’ve long been curious about Christopher Abbott’s abrupt departure from HBO’s Girls in season 3. Though he returned for a cameo in the final season, the speculation has always pointed to a stark creative difference with Lena Dunham. On ‘Watch What Happens Live,’ Andy Cohen got to the bottom of it, and Dunham confirmed their cantankerous relationship, saying Abbott once said he felt “stuck on a sitcom.”

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Kenan Thompson: Kanye West “Held the SNL Cast Hostage”

Kanye West performs on Saturday Night Live
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In a finite period of time on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Kenan Thompson made some very astute points about Kanye West’s political rant on SNL, and they’re worth noting. For starters, absent the insanity of West’s actual argument, Thompson points out that he made the cast uncomfortable and essentially “held them hostage.” He gathered them around for his rant without revealing his intentions, which awkwardly puts them beside him without their prior consent. Furthermore, though “we are all entitled to our opinion,” according to Thompson, that is “not the time” to voice it. And if you’re going to voice it, at least let people know before you comission their presence. Watch below.