It is strange and somewhat disheartening that if someone asked you who the worst Manson was, you’d probably have to stop and think about it for a while. It used to be a no-brainer, right? “Worst Manson? The one who carved a swastika into his forehead and had an actress murdered.”
The horrific allegations of abuse against Marilyn Manson by multiple women have made him a strong contender, though. Ashley Morgan Smithline, one of Manson’s exes and alleged victims, told People she thought he was going to kill her during their time together.
“I survived a monster,” the 36-year-old tells PEOPLE in her first interview since naming Manson as her abuser in February in an Instagram statement.
Over the course of two years, Smithline says that along with being sexually assaulted by the rock star countless times, Manson, 52, bit her, whipped her, cut her with a swastika-emblazoned knife and shoved his fist in her mouth during sex. She says he also forced her to do a blood pact and that she was locked into what he called “the bad girls’ room,” a glass, soundproof room, whenever she “pissed him off.”
The one thing these allegations all have in common is the “bad girls’ room” thing. It creeps me out for a few reasons and is just plain weird. Adult women don’t need time-outs.
Manson denied these latest allegations through a spokesperson.
“There are so many falsehoods within her claims that we wouldn’t know where to begin to answer them,” the statement reads. “This relationship, to the limited extent it was a relationship, didn’t last one week.” (Smithline provided PEOPLE with emails and messages she says were from Manson that span more than two years.)
I’ve never seen someone get so scorched by a parenthetical statement before.
According to Smithline, Manson started sending her dozens of text messages at all hours of the day and night as things started to get “slowly more and more invasive.” While she was abroad, Smithline — who is of Jewish descent — says the rocker asked her to find Nazi memorabilia like throwing stars, knives and whips to bring back to him in L.A..
He was also really into the whole Nazi thing. There were definitely a lot of people at the time who adopted Nazi iconography just to be edgy, like one of the early episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Now Manson maintains that all the weird and creepy sex stuff he did was consensual, and people are into some pretty weird stuff sexually. I think we’ve all seen the video with the two girls and the cup. But that was fake and used chocolate and these women are accusing Manson of very real abuse, not a fun weird sex game.
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Britney Spears Reportedly Asked to Speak to Judge to Have Her Father Removed From Her Conservatorship
Last week, Britney Spears’ lawyer informed the judge in her ongoing conservatorship battle that Spears would like to address the court directly on a matter unrelated to the current business of the case, which was Jamie’s using her money to pay for PR on behalf of himself.
Page Six is reporting that Spears intends to ask for her father to be removed from her conservatorship, in a possible step towards ending it entirely.
“Britney’s primary focus is having Jamie removed from the case,” a source tells us. “She feels that ending the conservatorship entirely can always be discussed down the road, but right now the issue is Jamie.”
This actually makes a lot of sense because Jamie Spears has fought tooth and nail against ending the conservatorship in a way that a disinterested third party perhaps might not.
According to our source, Britney wants Jamie removed entirely so that she can resume “a ‘normal’ life.”
“She relishes in simple pleasures like driving her car and going on vacation,” the source says. “Sure, she is able to do as she pleases within her own home — to an extent — but whenever she wants to step foot outside, it immediately has to become a bigger conversation because security guards and lawyers and other people all need to get involved.”
Now, Britney’s father is the only conservator of her estate, the court permanently replaced him as her conservator of the person. But he still has a lot of power in that role.
Our source says Britney recognizes that the conservatorship “isn’t something that can end overnight,” so that is “not her immediate goal.”
The insider adds, “Right now, she just wants her dad out because his role has come between them numerous times and has damaged their relationship.”
Jamie Spears does get what most people would consider a big, fat paycheck for being the conservator of Britney’s estate, and it’s probably safe to assume he would like that income to not go away. Having him removed entirely seems like a necessary first step to having the conservatorship ended in light of everything we’ve seen in this case.
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Dorian Electra is a 28 year old from Texas who started making music back in 2010 when their music video for “I’m in Love with Friedrich Hayek” went viral. Sine then the artist has gone on to create hit after hit and has recently teamed up with our girl Rebecca Black on the 10 year anniversary remix of the classic Friday.
The pair took part in a Twitch stream last weekend where they did their best Christian cosplay and honoured God the best way they could, through some twerking and by giving advice on how to wear makeup in a God honouring way. The skit is pretty brilliant and you can watch the whole thing by clicking the GIF below, since Twitch wouldn’t let me embed the video here.
While in their Christian garb, Dorian shot a music video for a cover of Ariana Grande’s Positions. The song that’s all about having simultaneous oral sex with your partner. Dorian switches up the song and shows us all how to clap ass while holding tight onto your bible.
Dorian also gave us an epic and I mean EPIC cover of the Ed Sheeran song Shape of You. More Dorian and Rebecca Black in the gallery!
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The Grammy Awards recently restricted their entire process, eliminating the so-called Nominations Review Committees which could sort of overrule the voters. This wasn’t good enough for The Weeknd, presumably because he’s still not guaranteed to win, so he still won’t be submitting his music for consideration because you can’t lose if you don’t compete.
“The trust has been broken for so long between the Grammy organization and artists that it would be unwise to raise a victory flag,” he tells Variety, adding that he will continue to withhold his music from consideration for the awards. However, he does say that the move is “an important start.”
“I think the industry and public alike need to see the transparent system truly at play for the win to be celebrated, but it’s an important start,” he continues. “I remain uninterested in being a part of the Grammys, especially with their own admission of corruption for all these decades. I will not be submitting in the future.”
The Grammys didn’t actually admit anything was corrupt about the Nomination Review Committees, and honestly, the Grammys are not a presidential election where the results have consequences and need to be free and fair; it’s the equivalent of an office party for musicians and the point fo the Grammys is to be a commercial and make more money for the record labels.
The Weeknd sounds a little bit like Donald Trump crying about a rigged election. Or, you know, your shitty friend who complains you cheated when you beat him at Super Smash Bros. Melee, only there’s no actual stakes for Grammy Awards, unlike in Smash.
Honestly, I think the only thing that would make him happy is if there was a Grammy for Best The Weeknd, but he’d probably lose that too.
Jojo is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of her album Good to Know which was released on May 1, 2020. The whole pandemic thing prevented Jojo and many other musicians from going on tour and performing their new hits for the fans.
But Jojo made it work and has just released a live anniversary performance of her alum on YouTube! Watch the full show below and see some highlights in the gallery!
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Billie Eilish used to dress in a way that could best be described as a cross between a burlap sack and the ‘Think Big’ video from 90s Nicktoon Doug. It was definitely a look, but she ditched it the second she turned 18, choosing instead to dress like a normal human being.
It turns out she’s a little chubby, and in a feature for Vogue, she didn’t really care for her belly being the symbol of body positivity.
“It made me really offended when people were like, ‘Good for her for feeling comfortable in her bigger skin,’” she says, curling her lips in mockery. “Jesus Christ?! Good for me? F**k off!” She splutters with frustration. “The more the internet and the world care about somebody that’s doing something they’re not used to, they put it on such a high pedestal that then it’s even worse.”
She basically did the opposite of body positivity by doing a photoshoot in corsets for the magazine, saying she did it because she hates her stomach.
Even with the new hair and sexy undies, I still think she looks like the girl you took to prom because the girl you wanted to take to prom said no. She doesn’t look bad, just, you know, gettable. I would definitely describe that look as gettable.
But the real question, the one thing I want to know, something Eilish left unanswered is what is with that tattoo? It kind of looks like a dragon or a mythical bird. And does it integrate her vagina into the tattoo design? It’s in that area. I’m not a fan of those, you get a girl in bed and go under the covers and suddenly you’re making out with Homer Simpson. Not sexy.
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Megan Thee Stallion is currently on a break, recharging and getting prepared to live her best Hot Girl Summer. She recently checked in on Instagram in the middle of this break to let us all know that her new music video is out.
The new song is a remix of Lil Baby’s 2020 song On Me and the video has the two rappers chilling in what looks like an ice castle before appearing on the top of a volcano. Just when you thought Meg couldn’t get any hotter, here she is surrounded by hot lava!
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Miley Cyrus recently got in on the whole TikTok popularity game and has been sharing fun videos to the platform with her fans. We recently saw her tease at a new song while actually making out with another TikTok star in the video.
The song is finally being released and is a remix of The Kid Laroi song Without You. The original song was huge on TikTok and has catapulted Kid Laroi into megastardom, it also got him a $4.9M record deal with Sony.
Miley and Kid Laroi (who is literally a kid at 17 years old) got together to film a music video for the hit song where they look like two teens loitering outside of a McDonald’s, bringing back the nostalgic feeling of young love.
Kinda creepy when you remember that Miley is actually 28 years old and not a fellow teen, but I don’t think anyone cares! In other news, Miley is back on the weed, after making it known to the world that she had quit pot, she can be seen smoking on a joint in the video!
Miley directed the music video herself and gave us a look at the behind the scenes of the shoot, as seen in the video above. Watch the new video below and catch some highlights in the gallery !
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Rebecca Black dropped her new song called Personal last week, on a Friday.. suspicious.. and she’s hoping all of you will continue to stream the new song today. She actually isn’t just hoping you will listen to the new song, she is demanding it in a new video where she threatens to come over with her bedazzled chainsaw if you don’t.
Here is the new video, incase you missed it, and to make this feel even more like a threatening chain letter, you better send this to all your friends or else Rebecca might just show up to your front door, chainsaw in hand, tonight! Send this to 14 friends or ELSE!
Photo Credit: Instagram
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Britney Spears is finally going to speak in court on her own behalf regarding her conservatorship, NBC News reports.
Spears’ attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, asked for the hearing when the court convened Tuesday to address matters about accounting and fees, which were pushed back to July for more information. It’s unclear what issues Spears will raise or whether she will ask to end her conservatorship.
“The conservatee, she has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly,” Ingham said in a videoconference. “This does not relate to any of the matters on the calendar now, and it does not relate to the accounting or the fee issues.”
What does this mean? Well, Spears could ask that her conservatorship be ended. She could ask that her father Jamie be removed from his role as financial conservator. She could potentially ask for all sorts of changes to her arrangements.
The important thing here is that she gets to tell the court what she wants. That’s what really matters. We like to speculate and choose sides in these sorts of things, but at the end of the day Britney Spears should be the one deciding what’s best for Britney Spears. I can’t think of any reason for a judge to decide what she wants isn’t what’s in her best interest, especially since the “accounting and fees” issue mentioned is about her father spending her money to hire someone to do PR to make himself look better.
A lot of people have been saying “free Britney” and it’s now Britney’s chance to tell the court what she wants that to look like.
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Hot off her performance at the virtual GLAAD awards and back into the studio, Rebecca Black is not slowing down this year! The 25 year old who went viral 10 years ago for her iconic song Friday is releasing new music like her single Girlfriend and her newest song Personal.
Rebecca got real American Psycho in the new video, appearing as a lonely, pill popping housewife before suffering from head pain that has her envisioning herself as some deranged lesbian (no shade) version of Patrick Bateman, throwing around a bedazzled chainsaw. It’s a wild ride and we are here for it! More Rebecca updates in the gallery!
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During Prohibition, the 13 years in which the United States banned the sale and consumption of alcohol, President Warren G Harding, who had voted in favor of Prohibition as a Senator, had his White House full of “trays with bottles containing every imaginable whiskey.” The Volstead Act was not just a law, it was an Amendment to the Constitution, which Harding had to take an oath to uphold as President.
Today, the prohibition of cannabis is a pressing issue that America is surprisingly leading the world in changing, though still far too slowly. President Barack Obama, the most popular American President since Ronald Reagan, eased federal enforcement of pot laws somewhat, but never had any interest in repealing them, even saying “the act of negotiating with Republicans served as a handy excuse to deflect some of the less orthodox ideas that occasionally surfaced from our side of the aisle (‘I’m sorry, Congressman, but legalizing marijuana isn’t the kind of stimulus we’re talking about here…’)”
I know that a lot of people think that it’s just potheads who want to bet high legally making a big deal out of nothing, but marijuana prohibition is a serious racial justice issue. African-Americans are almost four times as likely to be arrested for marijuana violations and we know that basically everyone smokes pot. It’s probably more widely consumed than tobacco at this point if you exclude nicotine vapes. Police routinely admit they use marijuana laws as a front to perform illegal searches by claiming they could smell pot when they come out in opposition of legalization.
And once you’ve taken all that information in, really think about what it means that Snoop Dogg claims he smokes pot with Barack Obama. Or that he has said in the past he smoked pot in the White House bathroom while Obama was president.
This is why I’m jaded when it comes to Obama and other politicians I actually like or liked or voted for or had bumper stickers on my car for. The man didn’t even want to make a difference on this issue because he thought it would be unpopular. A lot of things are both unpopular and morally correct, if you want to be a leader you have to lead. You can’t just call the people who put you in power crazy hippies and then flagrantly ignore the laws you refuse to try to change for everyone else so you can rub elbows with celebrities.
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When I was a child in the 80s I remember there being a full-scale public freak-out about a band called 2 Live Crew. It was caused by Jack Thompson, who you may know as the dickhead who was mad about video games in the 90s, and his crusade to have their album As Nasty as They Wanna Be, banned for obscenity because Jack was never a big “understanding the first amendment” kind of guy. They actually got arrested for obscenity at one point until the courts came to their sense and said “this is America.”
And that happened a few years after Frank Zappa testified before the Senate about if Rock ‘n’ Roll music made kids kill themselves. And then a few years later powerful Democrats Tipper Gore, Joe Lieberman and Hillary Clinton were trying to have “violent video games” banned because politicians never learn their lessons.
Congressman Glenn Grothman (R, WI) is no exception as he took the floor of the House of Representatives to complain that Cardi B singing ‘WAP’ was going to lead to the downfall of Western civilization. That’s the kind of foolishness I expect from Ben Shapiro, not an elected official.
Here’s what Grothman had to say in his own words.
“It is deeply concerning, and an affront to our First Amendment rights, that hundreds and perhaps thousands of Americans have been silenced for saying things that don’t conform to the worldview of a handful of big technology company CEOs’,” said Grothman. “Of particular concern is the censorship of President Trump and former Congressman Ron Paul. These leaders, and everyone who has been wrongfully silenced, should have their voice restored by these companies immediately.
“I expected Democrats to overreach on their authority when the party aligned themselves with BLM, an organization founded by self-proclaimed Marxists. I never dreamed, however, that it would be this quick and this extreme.
“As a practical matter, the decision to ban someone from social media platforms is to deny them the ability to share their ideas. I hope freedom-loving people from all parts of the political spectrum rise-up and demand a restoration of free speech.
“I commend Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, Alexei Navalny and the French officials who have spoken out against this censorship, for their courage to denounce this outright effort to undermine Americans’ right to the freedom of expression and the horrible precedent it will set to have companies deny individuals of their constitutionally protected rights.”
Oh, whoops, that was Grothman’s opinion on the free speech of people he likes, just three months ago. For what it’s worth, I agree with him on the perils of accepting corporate censorship, there was an entire genre of fiction in the 70s and 80s about it called Cyberpunk.But here’s what he said about the free speech of people he disagrees with.
“Wake up FCC and begin to do your job,” Grothman said during a speech on the House floor. “The moral decline of America is partly due to your utter complacency.”
This gets me so mad ya don’t even know! I think we all been on the edge this week since we seen police brutality back to back including watching one of the biggest case in history go down DUE to police brutality but wait ! This is wat state representative decide to talk about https://t.co/k2ZBn9gONA
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) April 22, 2021
Smh! THERES PEOPLE DYING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/6GQM359waF
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) April 22, 2021
She’s not wrong. Although for the record, Saksa just seemed skeptical anyone had actually contacted their congressman about Cardi B. And he made a good point that this moral panic is no different from our countless other moral panics over the years.
Honestly, I would just once like to meet a politician who isn’t a total hypocrite on free speech.
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Iggy Azalea just released a new song called Sip It last week, which came out with a very fun music video set inside a gas station that somehow turned into a full on strip club. The video brought us a ton of twerking and even had Iggy throwing her ass in a circle wearing an extremely tiny thong.. I think this video even got pulled at one point or had an age limit put on it due to all the ass.
Iggy did not stop there, she’s brining us even more twerk fuel with her new song Brazil, she also included a visual for the track and again, shows us how to twerk it. See the full video below and more Iggy updates in the gallery!
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Bebe Rexha recently went on Live on Instagram to announce her upcoming performance on “A Late Show with Stephen Colbert” where she will give us a live version of her new son Sabotage on April 22. The song is the third single released from her new album Better Mistakes, which is due to drop May 7th.
The new Sabotage song came out last week along with a new music video from Bebe that has her screaming at herself in the mirror and burning down houses, only to watch the flames get higher and higher as she stands there in a lace gown.
You can see the new Sabotage video below and swipe through the gallery to see highlights from Bebe’s recent live where she tried to prevent a wardrobe malfunction in her braless PJ top, while being disappointed in her poached eggs and corned beef hash breakfast. It was a wild ride. Bebe also encouraged all 7000+ users who joined her on the live to watch her new video 10 times each. So here it is!
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Special Snowflake Morrissey Had His Feewings Hurt Because ‘The Simpsons’ Made Fun of Him, Needs a Safe Space
The Simpsons hasn’t been good in over a decade, but the show may have hit a high point last night when it had a go at Morrissey (and some other musicians) and left the Smiths’ singer extremely triggered.
In the episode, Lisa uses the streaming service Slapify and discovers a musician she’d never heard that really speaks to her:Quilloughby. But then she discovers that since the songs she’s newly obsessed with we’re written, Quilloughby has become a fat, racist cunt. This episode was everything that The Simpsons hasn’t been in a long time, including some rather biting satire and a major celebrity guest star, Benedict Cumberbatch, who wasn’t playing himself but a character who actually made sense in the narrative and the world of The Simpsons.
Morrissey whinged about his portrayal on Facebookthrough his manager after the episode aired.
Surprising what a “turn for the worst” the writing for The Simpson’s tv show has taken in recent years.
Sadly, The Simpson’s show started out creating great insight into the modern cultural experience, but has since degenerated to trying to capitalize on cheap controversy and expounding on vicious rumors.Poking fun at subjects is one thing. Other shows like SNL still do a great job at finding ways to inspire great satire.But when a show stoops so low to use harshly hateful tactics like showing the Morrissey character with his belly hanging out of his shirt (when he has never looked like that at any point in his career) makes you wonder who the real hurtful, racist group is here.Even worse – calling the Morrissey character out for being a racist, without pointing out any specific instances, offers nothing. It only serves to insult the artist.They should take that mirror and hold it up to themselves.Simpson’s actor Hank Azaria’s recent apology to the whole country of India for his role in upholding “structural racism” says it all.Unlike the character in the Simpson’s “Panic” episode…….Morrissey has never made a “cash grab”, hasn’t sued any people for their attacks, has never stopped performing great shows, and is still a serious vegan and strong supporter for animal rights.By suggesting all of the above in this episode…the Simpson’s hypocritical approach to their storyline says it all.Truly they are the only ones who have stopped creating, and have instead turned unapologetically hurtful and racist.
Not surprising…… that The Simpsons viewership ratings have gone down so badly over recent years. – Peter Katsis
My favorite part is when he complains about how the character is depicted visually, because honestly, the character isn’t just based on Morrissey, and it’s pretty obvious his current-day look is inspired by Johnny Rotten, another British rocker who has been in the news for being dumb and racist.
Sure the character of Quilloughby got his name and veganism and musical style from Morrissey, but there are so many other disappointing rock icons from the U.K. that the writers didn’t need to feel confined to just putting aspects of Morrissey into Quilloughby. Morrissey is still vegan while The Simpsons character is shown eating meat in the current day, for example.it’s not meant to be literal, just to show how the real person doesn’t live up to the idealized version of him Lisa created in her head based on his music.
But it’s always funny when someone who openly says racist things about like, the mayor of London having an accent, makes their whole argument about not hurting their feelings into “but aren’t the real racists the people who disagree with me?”
Ever since we found out that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were getting divorced, we all thought “oh, I guess Kanye finally pushed Kim over the edge with his antics.” All the stories we saw from the tabloids were “Kanye wants Kim back but she’s over it.”
Now Page Six is reporting Kanye is saying he’s the one who ended things and Kim is heartbroken because he’s a musical genius voice of his generation.
“Actually it was him saying for a year that they have nothing in common except the kids and he wanted out,” insisted the insider. “She pulled all the stops to try to save the marriage.”
The source added that he let her “file first in order to give her dignity.”
Does anyone believe this? Is anyone in the world hearing this and saying “Yeah, if I was a billionaire who is only famous for having a great ass you know what I would want? Kanye West around doing his whole Kanye West thing.”
There’s nothing you can get from being around Kanye West that you can’t get from listening to Kanye West’s albums. The old ones, before he got all Jesusey and went insane.
I don’t buy for a second that Kanye is the one who wanted to leave Kim. What was his complaint, she wasn’t supportive enough of him humiliating her in public? She didn’t vote for him for president?
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It’s Friday which means its time to check in on Rebecca Black, who is not only iconic but basically a national treasure. She went viral before it was something everyone was doing and even through she had a ton of hate directed at her from the internet, becoming a meme and everything.
Rebecca kept her head up and became a strong, sexy and powerful artist now 10 years after Friday first came out. She remained in the game long enough to see everyone copy her, sort of like the female Soulja Boy.
The singer performed her newest song Girlfriend at the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards this month. Rebecca came out as bisexual a few years ago and has become sort of a queer icon so it makes sense to have her sing about her girlfriend at the GLAAD awards in a super sexy nude corset and bedazzled fishnets. See some highlights and watch the full virtual performance below!
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Megan thee Stallion dropped her new music video yesterday for her song entitled Movie featuring Lil Durk. The rapper said that she has been away from her hometown of Houston for so long, she had to bring the H-Town nightlife to her new video.
The video takes place inside a strip club and has Megan wearing that crazy orange two piece we got a glimpse of in a recent video she shared to Instagram that went viral. We also get to see Meg twerk on the pole with some of the dancers which she seems to be really, really good at. See some highlights in the gallery below!
In other Meg news, the rapper has once again switched up her look wearing a new pink wig inspired by the anime character Saiki Kusuo. She debuted the look on Instagram calling herald Saiki Thee Stallion before sharing the new trailer for HBO Max’s Legendary, where she appears as a judge. Here is the new promo!
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Lil Nas X’s new hit song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” seems to have been pulled from streaming services. As I’m writing this the video is on VEVO, which means it’s still on YouTube, but a lot of social media users are reporting they can’t stream the song on Spotify after Lil Nas X had tweeted the song would become unavailable.
What’s weird about this story is that neither Lil Nas X nor his record label wants the song removed, with both saying it was out of their hands.
not even joking. everybody stream call me by your name hard today because it may no longer be available tomorrow and there’s nothing i can really do about it. thanks for all the support tho!
— nope (@LilNasX) April 13, 2021
Thanks for all your comments regarding @LilNasX “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” It’s unfortunately out of our control but we are doing everything possible to keep the song up on streaming services. We will keep you up to date as we hear more. Thank you for understanding.
— Columbia Records (@ColumbiaRecords) April 13, 2021
What is happening here? Nas even recommended screen recording the audio and video off of YouTube, but there are way better ways to download YouTube videos. Just get jDownloader.
He said he’s uploading the video to PornHub since it’s not on streaming services now.
since call me by your name is no longer working on many streaming services i will be uploading the audio to pornhub at 3pm est
— nope (@LilNasX) April 13, 2021
I think I know what’s going on here: cancel culture strikes again.
Yes cancel culture, that thing that people on the left say doesn’t exist and people on the right say is only PC babies is being deployed against our favorite country music rapper by churchy-types and so Spotify has pulled the song in response to complaints from people afraid of the devil music.
It’s the only thing that really makes sense because if Lil Nas X and Colombia Records didn’t want the song taken down, why was it taken down? The only other party here is Spotify and did you really think they were going to stop at pulling down old episodes of Joe Rogan?
The song is still available in the good old U S of A but has disappeared from services in a number of other countries, and Spotify suggested maybe it’s a temporary rights issue or something without actually giving an answer. But we know who has the rights and it wasn’t them.
I could be wrong, though, as it isn’t just one or two platforms but seems it was removed from streaming services across the board all over the world. It seems like a pull-down driven by complaints would have been somewhat more piecemeal.
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Soulja Boy really wants to sell a video game console. This is not a market that is particularly easy to enter. Even Sony has been struggling in that area recently as Nintendo and the super popular Switch are dominating the market.
There is one segment of the market that’s wide-open, though: retro handheld devices. If you’re not familiar with the euphemism, retro handheld devices are essentially consoles made out of cellphone CPUs that run a bunch of emulators of old systems, basically anything older than the N64 and Sega Saturn, though some of them can run PlayStation and Dreamcast games. They’re all pretty cheap, with all but the highest-end models being under $100 and they’re of questionable legality when they’re sold with ROMs, pirated digital copies of video games.
I have one myself, it’s called an RG351P, which is about as creative as the names of these things get. The RG351P looks similar to a Game Boy Advance, coming in the same color and the same size screen, just a slightly different shape and more buttons and thumbsticks for compatibility with more game systems.
The systems have actually come a long way since the last time Soulja Boy tried selling them and got in trouble with Nintendo for including ROMs of Nintendo games on them.
So let’s talk about the system that Soulja Boy is selling now and hyping on his Twitter to his remaining fan.
— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) April 13, 2021
If you take a look at the website, you’ll see a system that looks like an old-school Game Boy but with more buttons on the face. It also looks like an existing retro handheld called the Powkiddy A19. And I mean exactly like it.
It does appear to have slightly different internal specs and it has a touchscreen, but you’ll also notice it’s $200 and the Powkiddy A19 is about $80. It also doesn’t appear to come with games, he’s learned his lesson, he’s just saying it’s Android-based so you can play all the games you can already play on your phone.
With only six action buttons and one thumb pad, it also won’t be able to take advantage of those upgraded specs. This system isn’t playing anything after the 16-bit SNES and Genesis era. Basically any retro handheld will play those, even the cheap $30 ones.
Soulja Boy appears to be drop shipping these consoles, so they’re still basically coming to you from China. It’s not something he designed and made himself, it’s a Powkiddy handheld with his custom artwork on the shell. Powkiddy devices are not known for having the best build quality. I bought the device I did primarily because of the high build quality, it plays like you’d expect a handheld to play while reviewers consider Powkiddy’s stuff to have lower-quality buttons and thumbsticks, so they’re not as responsive and nice to play, though they work just fine.
For the $200 Soulja Boy wants (an over 100% markup), you can just buy a Vita or a New 3DS XL with cash left over, and both of those can be pretty easily modded to play retro games and will also play Vita or 3DS games. You can also buy a Switch Lite for that price.
Basically, if you didn’t learn this the last time Soulja Boy sold a game console, you should avoid Soulja Boy’s game console. You can get a retro handheld, even one very similar to the one he’s selling, much cheaper if you look around, or you can buy a handheld made by Sony or Nintendo for the same price. Don’t pay this weird markup because it’s being sold to you by a washed-up rapper.
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One of two things seems to have happened to Usher recently; he’s either become his own country or he’s fallen on hard times and become the world’s worst counterfeiter. Because for some reason, Usher appears to be printing money with his face on it.
Usher throwing fake money at a strip club? To hard working women? pic.twitter.com/hq2BmFvLuF
— yaya (@birdsofpreys) April 12, 2021
The part that gets me is why do they all have the same picture? Can you imagine how confusing it’s going to be for citizens of Ushervania looking through their wallet when every denomination has the same picture?
Usher hit one of the top trending spots on Twitter because this is just such a funny story.
How many Usher Bucks can I get for 20 Schrute Bucks ?
— JOR-DEN (@EyeAmSuperman) April 13, 2021
No one ever trends on Twitter for something good. It’s never like “Oh, James Franco is trending, what did he do? Oh, he pulled a teenager out of a burning building.” That’s not going to trend unless he also made out with the teenager.
But, Usher didn’t actually try to tip strippers with currency from the Sovereign Nation of Usherstan. TMZ reports that he paid all his bills and tipped all the performers with actual United States currency, which for the moment is not as useless as “Ushbucks.”
The fake currency was actually a prop from a photoshoot.
And the reason they left a bunch of Usher dollars lying around was to promote Usher’s Vegas residency.
That’s not as funny, but it’s still pretty funny that he had all that currency printed with his face on it. It feels like the first act of a sitcom.
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Even if you don’t know the name DMX, you’re probably familiar with his hit song ‘X Gon’ Give It To Ya’. It appeared in iconic scenes in Rick and Morty and Deadpool and was even featured in a Chex cereal commercial.
It’s almost undoubtedly the best song of the past 20 years. Certainly the most recognizable.
DMX himself, real name Earl Simmons, is in grave condition following a drug overdose and a heart attack. TMZ reports that he’s not recovering any brain function and his family is going to need to decide if they should remove him from life support.
I’m no medical expert, but my limited knowledge in these matters is that after being deprived of oxygen for 30 minutes, it’s very unlikely that you’re going to recover.
DMX has been reported as being in a “vegetative state,” which you might recall is the same condition Terri Schiavo was in for 15 years before being removed from life support.
It would be great if he recovered somehow. It really would. He’s only 50, we’ve lost enough great musicians too young. But it’s not likely he’ll recover. Our thoughts are with his family as they go through this incredibly difficult time.
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Something about Taylor Swift’s re-recording and re-release of her old records that rubs me the wrong way. I get that she wants to control her masters and I think she and all musicians should, but why should her fans be asked to rebuy all of her albums because she doesn’t like Scooter Braun.
Of course, when her fans aren’t bullying anyone they think may have crossed her, they’re more than happy to oblige her.
In fact, so desperate to please their queen are the Swifties that they’re sharing tips on how to make sure they don’t accidentally listen to one of the bad versions of the songs that they’ve loved for decades and give bad man Scooter Braun $0.00437 that he’s just to spend on granting wishes for sick kids.
Variety reported on the length Swift’s fans are going to in order to avoid her old songs.
The step-by-step process includes “hiding the song” for each number of “Fearless (Platinum Edition),” then each song on “Fearless (International Version),” then “Fearless (Big Machine Radio Release Special),” then the individual track “Today Was a Fairytale” (a soundtrack cut never included on “Fearless,” but a bonus track on the new release), then the collection “Live From Clear Channel Stripped 2008” (a release Big Machine uploaded to streaming services after she left the label, to her public displeasure), then “Love Story *Digital Dog Remix),” then “Love Story (Pop Mix)” and, finally, “You’re Not Sorry (CSI Remix).”
The user @swifferupdates did miss one angle, though: As a respondent pointed out, there was no instruction to hide the original-original version of “Fearless,” which also remains on Spotify, sans the bonus tracks added for all the special editions.
Lots of bands have put out remastered versions of songs and different collections and whatnot. The Beatles’ catalog is a real mess for example with a bunch of different versions of albums released over the years. But they’re usually decades-old recordings that were originally released before CDs done to sound as good as possible on modern equipment, not albums from a few years ago re-recorded out of spite.
If you already have Taylor Swift’s albums, they still work, you don’t need to replace them.
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One of the most famous rappers of his generation appears to be on the verge of death.
According to numerous outlets and sources, DMX is facing significant health issues after he suffered a heart attack on Friday night -- allegedly due to a drug overdose -- and was admitted to White Plains Hospital in New York.
Those closest to the artist have confirmed as much.
"We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges," the family of the rapper (born Earl Simmons) wrote on Sunday.
TMZ was among the first websites to publish the story -- and this celebrity gossip insider reports that DMX is clinging to life in an ICU unit... with little brain function.
However, a few family members who have visited the music icon are not giving up hope.
DMX's fiancée, Desiree Lindstrom, and his mother, Arnett Simmons, have been permitted into the ICU to visit the rapper, although he remains unresponsive at this time.
The star's grave prognosis is the result of oxygen deprivation after his Friday night overdose.
We cannot verify just what substances DMX took during the incident that may end up costing his life.
But we do know that The Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation will be holding a prayer vigil outside of White Plains Hospital on Monday.
"We're just praying," manager Nakia Walker told The New York Times over the weekend.
Walker also told Buzzfeed News that DMX is "still in the same condition -- in a vegetative state, [with] lung and brain failure and no brain activity."
Said the artist's lawyer, Murray Richman, to this same newspaper:
"He is truly an amazing person. He walked into a room, he lit up the room. He couldn't help making you feel good in his presence."
Said the musician's loved ones on Saturday to TMZ:
"Last night Earl 'DMX' Simmons was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at home.
"At this time he remains in ICU in critical condition. Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must conquer."
Concluded this message:
The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support and prayers for Earl.
Earl is someone whose life and music have been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world.
It is reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy to him during his time of need.
DMX cancelled a series of performances in 2017 to reenter a rehabilitation facility, according to Rolling Stone.
"It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer," then-manager Pat Gallo said in a statement at the time.
The rapper had another stint in rehab in 2019, after he served a prison sentence for tax evasion.
A father of four, we send our best wishes to DMX for a miraculous recovery.
Bella Thorne finally released her new music video to her song called Phantom which has been said (by her friends) to be “like an A24 movie”. The song is about having an overbearing and jealous boyfriend who Bella gets sick of and ghosts.
The boyfriend is played by an alien like creature in the video and has Bella jumping into a Rolls Royce with a bunch of ghosts before ending up at a party where the alien ex-boyfriend shows up. See some highlights from the video in the gallery and watch the full video below!
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A lot of people got very worked up about the documentary Framing Britney Spears, but Spears herself doesn’t appear to have been a big fan. The singer is trying to stay positive and dance and smile, but she didn’t like how she was portrayed in the doc.
Spears said “I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in … I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes !!!!”
Honestly, I don’t think Spears has anything to be embarrassed about. I haven’t seen anyone express anything but empathy for her and her situation, but I can see why she could be embarrassed having her business exposed like that. People feel how they feel and that’s okay.
Spears ended her post with a positive message, saying “I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy … love … and happiness !!!! Every day dancing brings me joy !!! I’m not here to be perfect … perfect is boring … I’m here to pass on kindness.” That’s really sweet, it’s kind of hard not to like her.
It’s a lot easier not to like her father Jamie. Britney very publicly wants Jamie permanently removed as conservator of her estate and person, and Jamie has fought the estate part of that tooth and nail. And he’s requested that his daughter pay for it.
Page Six reports Jamie is asking for upwards of three million dollars from his daughter to pay his fees as conservator, as well his legal fees to fight her efforts to be removed as conservator, including what appears to be PR efforts on behalf of Jamie. The best part is Jamie’s legal fees are three times what Britney’s are.
Honestly, I can see why Jamie is fighting so hard for this, this conservatorship thing seems like a pretty good deal. You get over $200,000 a year to approve things someone wants to buy, and when they say “I would like anyone in the world other than you to be in charge of my finances and career” you say fight them in court and make them pay for your lawyers and PR for how bad you look? Why wouldn’t you do your best to stay on that gravy train?
I mean, aside from the fact that your daughter is miserable and probably isn’t very happy with you. But I doubt those are pressing concerns for Jamie Spears.
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Bill Maher made headlines with his rant about the music industry and how some people succeeding and others failing is because it’s a meritocracy and some people make better music than others. Now, this was right around the Grammy Awards ceremony, and it’s worth mentioning that success and talent and winning awards are entirely unrelated.
Case in point: Beyoncé’s daughter has more Grammy awards than BTS, the most popular band in the world. 4 out of the top 5 best-selling songs on Amazon last year were by BTS but sure, Blue Ivy earned that Grammy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a sharp increase in hatred and violence targeting Asians, much like the violence targeting Muslims we saw after 9-11. Even BTS has felt the effects of this sort of racism, CNN reports.
“We recall moments when we faced discrimination as Asians. We have endured expletives without reason and were mocked for the way we look. We were even asked why Asians spoke in English,” said the band in a statement posted on Twitter Tuesday.“We cannot put into words the pain of becoming the subject of hatred and violence for such a reason.”
The band was characteristically humble, even in this, saying that they know others have been subjected to much worse.
Our own experiences are inconsequential compared to the events that have occurred over the past few weeks. But these experiences were enough to make us feel powerless and chip away our self-esteem.
Racism is pretty stupid just in general. Like, punching some old Asian woman who is just minding her own business is going to accomplish what’s in your mind? That’s going to solve COVID? Getting vaccinated when you can is going to solve COVID. Be nice to each other.
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If there’s one thing people try to avoid in life, it’s seeing their great-grandmother naked. If you’re interested in seeing someone old enough to be your great-grandmother naked, you should follow Madonna on Instagram.
Is it just me or does it look like she had her belly button filled in?
How much Botox and photoshop can a human body withstand before it just says “enough?”
Is anyone still asking for this at this point? I guess maybe Snoop Dogg who responded “I need u.”
At least it’s her body this time and not just her face photoshopped on a 20-year-old.
I’m not actually breaking new ground by saying Madonna looks like someone’s trashy Florida grandmother here. 30 Rock was making jokes about Madonna refusing to accept that’s old back in 2010 when the singer was only in her early 70s, saying she was trying to “cling to her youth” with “Gollum arms.”
But much like Madonna’s lady parts, jokes about her trying to be a teenager in her 60s are a bottomless pit that can be drilled for oil by basically anyone without ever hitting the bottom.
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If there’s one thing that never gets old to me, it’s watching people freak out about “the devil.” As an atheist, I find religion to be silly and I secretly judge you for believing in it. Watching a bunch of people absolutely lose their mind over a pair of “evil shoes” makes me feel entirely justified in this.
I think Lil Nas X is of the same mind as I am on this because he released 666 pairs of Nike Air Max 97s made to look Satanic by art collective MSCHF, including adding human blood to red ink.
I think they’re kind of silly, but all 665 pairs for sale (Lil Nas X kept one for himself) sold out in under a minute, even at a price of $1,018 a pair.
Nike was not pleased about this because even though they had nothing to do with it, a bunch of people got mad at them, further proving my point that anyone who would get mad about this deserves scorn.
So of course, Nike is suing for trademark infringement and trying to block sales of the shoe.
I don’t think it’s going to be successful. The right of the first sale in the US is a very strong protection that basically lets you do whatever the hell you want to something you own. There’s no software in shoes to pull an end-run around consumer rights like John Deere, either.
But most importantly, Lil Nas X is sick of your bullshit. He’s got a new album and his video for his new song ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ shows him giving the devil a lap dance. A bunch of people were mad that it wasn’t appropriate children, and Nas’s answer was essentially “I am not Raffi, I don’t care.”
there was no system involved. i made the decision to create the music video. i am an adult. i am not gonna spend my entire career trying to cater to your children. that is your job. https://t.co/SzjjYe2tf4
— nope (@LilNasX) March 27, 2021
You can’t blame him, the man wants to be a serious musician. A serious musician who gives the devil a lap dance, but a serious musician. If you don’t think something is appropriate for your kids, there’s no shortage of stuff in the world that is. Don’t insist everything be to your taste.
Watching conservatives try to cancel Lil Nas X because he triggered them is kind of funny, though. You need a safe space from the bad devil shoes, snowflakes?
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