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Af, Being Alone, and America: MARIAH CAREY Not Another White Girl Trying To Sing Black' Daughter of Black father and White mother is hottest new artist By Lynn Norment ARIAH CAREY has a score to settle. Last summer, soon after her debut recording started racing up the record charts, she says a music critic referred to her as "another White girl trying to sing Black." Carey, indisputably the hottest new artist of the year, was infuriated A hit on Black and White charts, Mariah Carey is biggest new pop star since Whitney Houston 54 EB NY March 1991 Continued on Page 56 Denying reports that she is a White star imitating Blacks, talented singer-lyricist poses (left) at New York luncheon. "My father, Carey says, "is Black and Venezuelan, my mother is Irish. That makes me a combination of all those things." MARIAH CAREY Continued sing a certain way. I'm just trying to be Because she and her mother moved And now, here at a luncheon at Lolas me. And if people enjoy my music, often, she didn't have many close n Manhattan, she has the then they shouldn't care what I am, so friends or get involved in high school music programs. Instead, she spent af- straight and "tactfully" correct the Carey says she has always loved to ter-school hours writing songs and ing, and she gives credit and thanks to making demo tapes with longtime ac- perfect opportunity to set the record it shouldn't be an issue erring critic. "Im not a White girl trying to sing her mother for the "genes. Her quaintance Ben Margulies Black," the 20-year-old singer says in mother started giving her vocal lessons I 1987, right after finishing high an interview soon after. “My father is when she was four years old, and she school at age 17, she moved from her Black and Venezuelan, my mother is spent considerable time around her mother's home on Long Island into a Irish. That makes me a combination of mom's musically talented friends, one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan all those things. I am a human being, a soaking up the sounds of Billie Holiday with two other struggling performers During this exceptionally lean period, As a kid, she also spent a lot of time she slept on a mattress on the floor and Though barely out of her teens, Ma- listening to the radio and her sister's worked as a waitress, hat checker and riah Carey is indeed her own woman records. The soulful sounds of Gladys restaurant hostess to make ends meet She grew up in New York with her Knight, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Before and after work, she diligently mother, Patricia Carey, a vocal coach Wonder and Al Green were constant shopped her demo tapes from record and former singer with the New York companions. She sang along and stud- company to record company, but was person. What I am not is a White girl trying to sing Black. and Sarah Vaughan City Opera. Her parents divorced ed the lyrics and arrangements. By basically ignored when she was three, and Carey had an the time she was in high school, Carey ther, Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautica which appear on her recordin a brother, 29, and a sister, 30.) back on-and-off" relationship with her fa was writing her own songs, several of up to Brenda K. Starr, and she was reg ularly doing studio session work. "We engineer in Washington, D.C. (She has Gospel music was also a great influ became good friends, and she helped ence. On occasion, she accompanied me out a lot," she says of Starr. "She Some people look at me and they her paternal grandmother, who is was always saying, Here's my friend see my light skin and my hair," she says Black, to a Baptist church. Even today, Mariah, here's her tape; she sings Eventually she began running a slender, neatly manicured she says, "I get up and go to bed listen- writes..。。.. hand through her long, semi-curly, ing to gospel music." Her favorites i It was Starr who took Carey to the honey-colored tresses for emphasis. "I clude the Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar CBS party where she was discovered can't help the way I look, because it's and Edwin Hawkins, in addition to Ar me. I don't try to look a certain way or etha Franklin and Al Green 56 At t Sony Music Entertainment) president Continued on Page 58 EBONY March 1991 ways felt kind of different from every one else in my neighborhoods. I was a different person-ethnically. And sometimes that can be a problem. If you look a certain way everybody goes White girl, and I'd go, No, that's not Carey chose to express her inner- most feelings in her songs rather than become depressed and bitter. You re ally have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, Im proud of what I am and who I am and I'm just going to be myself And for Carey, that translates into being a "respected" singer and song writer. But her phenomenal success has not inflated her head or her bank account, for she has yet to realize any monies from the album's success. The days when she and two struggling roommates stretched out a boxed mac aroni dinner for a week are still too Vivid, she says And, no, I don't let stuff like this go to my head, because success isn't a scale for talent," says the singer. I don't want to be a big star,' but I want to be respected as an artist. I'm de- Black singers, Carey lighted and very thankful [that people Influenced by Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin and other started writing songs ike her work] in high school. She is a big gospel musio fan. "This is my love," she says emphat ically. "I want to sing for the rest of my MARIAH CAREY Continued more than two million copies. In At this point, she sings every chance Tommy Mottola a demo. In return, he ically, Carey wrote "Love Takes Time" she gets. In the studio. During promo gave her a Great-another demo for a second LP. But when Mottola tional stops. In the shower. Around her tape" smile, and Carey assumed it was another dead end. But on leaving the heard it, he insisted on stop g the one-bedroom Upper East Side Marn hattan apartment. To the boyfriend/ affair, Mottola popped the demo into but album, even though some record singer she's known since high school presses and adding the song to her de- his limo's tape deck. He liked what he ings were already in record stores heard so much that he immediately re- To her two Persian cats Carey says she was just as startled as Singing makes me incredibly turned to the party to find Carey. But anyone that Vision of Love" hit so big happy," she says. "Music makes me im she had already left because "it isn't hip-hop music, it isn't measurably h Having no address or telephone house music, and it isn't rap. But I am number did not deter Mottola from so glad and thankful," she says. That tracking her down. Ironically, another song really represents everything in record company had expressed mild interest in Carey, and a bit of a biddii war evolved my life. It is a song from the heart. ing Consider the lyrics: "Prayed through the nights/Felt so alone/Suf In December 1988, she signed with fered from alienation/Carried the CBS Columbia Records. Within a weight on my own/Had to be strong/So week she wrote Vision of Love" for I believed/And now I know I've suc- her debut album. In fact, she wrote ceeded/In finding the place I con- lyrics for all l songs on her self-titled ceived LP, and she even produced Vanish- the lissome artist with the clear, passio- inging "America The Beautiful" at the Just why would such a seemingly tender womanchild write these words Columbia went all-out to promote of despair and sing them with suclh deep passion? nate seven-octave voice, flexing a little "Well, just because you are young clout to get her the coveted task of doesn't mean that you haven't had a hard life," she says with a knowing lit 1989 NBA finals, where she was ex- tle smile. "It's been difficult for me, posed to 16 million people. Both "Vi moving around so much, having to sion of Love" and "Love Takes Time grow up by myself, basically on my have gone gold, and the album has sold own, my parents divorced. And I al EBONY March 1991 festivemomentspow:Mariah Carey, 1991

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Pop, Gangnam Style, and Star: South Korean pop star Psy, famous for his hit song Gangnam Style, meets a fan backstage (2018)

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Bad, Bad Jokes, and Beautiful: HE <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172136795052/theindependentconservative-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://theindependentconservative.tumblr.com/post/172134527769/lastsonlost-heatandapathy" class="tumblr_blog">theindependentconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172106090152/heatandapathy-concentrated-sunshine" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://heatandapathy.tumblr.com/post/172104814701/concentrated-sunshine-shitty-metta-mun" class="tumblr_blog">heatandapathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://concentrated-sunshine.tumblr.com/post/172103863265/shitty-metta-mun-goose-juggler-gservator" class="tumblr_blog">concentrated-sunshine</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://shitty-metta-mun.tumblr.com/post/172103123563/goose-juggler-gservator-hott-dogg-mann" class="tumblr_blog">shitty-metta-mun</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://goose-juggler.tumblr.com/post/172102081416/gservator-hott-dogg-mann-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">goose-juggler</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://gservator.tumblr.com/post/172101816471/hott-dogg-mann-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">gservator</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://hott-dogg-mann.tumblr.com/post/172095533311/lastsonlost-wanderingberserker-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">hott-dogg-mann</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172094764907/wanderingberserker-lastsonlost-speaking-of" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://wanderingberserker.tumblr.com/post/172094692137/lastsonlost-speaking-of-jokes-and-nazis-with" class="tumblr_blog">wanderingberserker</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172094647642/speaking-of-jokes-and-nazis-with-comedy-we-can" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2>Speaking of jokes and Nazis….</h2> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="370" data-orig-width="718"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dffd11705aa681a806c2914d89e712d2/tumblr_inline_p5xi80MvlQ1sp5650_500.jpg" data-orig-height="370" data-orig-width="718"/></figure><h1><b>“With Comedy, We Can Rob Hitler of his Posthumous Power”</b></h1> <p>Jewish comic actor Mel Brooks talks about Hitler as a comical character, the limits of humor and his latest film “The Producers,” which hits screens in Germany and other European countries (that week in 2006.)</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b></p> <p>Mr. Brooks, almost all the rogues in your film have moustaches. Is that the long shadow of Hitler?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> You must be joking! Rogues on the screen were already wearing moustaches when Hitler was still running around in short trousers. A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan. So Hitler’s incomplete moustache would never have been enough for that.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Your new comedy “The Producers” is set at the end of the 1950s on Broadway and concerns a Nazi musical that breaks box office records. It shows a dancing and singing Hitler. Isn’t that a bit tasteless?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Of course. But it’s also funny, isn’t it? The film revolves around a Broadway producer who, for financial and technical reasons, wants to produce a flop. After he turns down the chance to adapt Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” he comes up with the idea of creating a musical about Hitler, produced by the lousiest director in the city, cast with the worst actors by far -– in the middle of the Jewish metropolis of New York. He’s sure it won’t work. Yet because the audience considers the piece to be a brilliant parody, his worst fears are realized, it’s a hit. “The Producers” therefore deals with the difficulty of having a flop. </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Which you of course know well yourself. “The Producers” is based on a musical that you produced that ran successfully on Broadway for five years and also on the film “The Producers” that you shot in 1967. How did the audience react to the film back then?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> The Jews were horrified. I received resentful letters of protest, saying things like: “How can you make jokes about Hitler? The man murdered 6 million Jews.“ But “The Producers” doesn’t concern a concentration camp or the Holocaust. </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Can you really separate Hitler from the Holocaust?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> You have to separate it. For example, Roberto Benigni’s comedy “Life Is Beautiful” really annoyed me. A crazy film that even attempted to find comedy in a concentration camp. It showed the barracks in which Jews were kept like cattle, and it made jokes about it. The philosophy of the film is: people can get over anything. No, they can’t. They can’t get over a concentration camp.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> But the film has deeply moved a lot of people.</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> I always asked myself: Tell me, Roberto, are you nuts? You didn’t lose any relatives in the Holocaust, you’re not even Jewish. You really don’t understand what it’s all about. The Americans were incredibly thrilled to discover from him that it wasn’t all that bad in the concentration camps after all. And that’s why they immediately pressed an Oscar into his hand. </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> So there are limits to humor?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Definitely. In 1974, I produced the western parody “Blazing Saddles,” in which the word “nigger” was used constantly. But I would never have thought of the idea of showing how a black was lynched. It’s only funny when he escapes getting sent to the gallows. You can laugh at Hitler because you can cut him down to normal size.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Can you also get your revenge on him by using comedy?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Yes, absolutely. Of course it is impossible to take revenge for 6 million murdered Jews. But by using the medium of comedy, we can try to rob Hitler of his posthumous power and myths. In doing so, we should remember that Hitler did have some talents. He was able to fool an entire population into letting him be their leader. However, this role was basically a few numbers too great for him –- but he simply covered over this deficiency.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Was he a good actor?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Yes, as he convinced many millions of Germans. It’s not without good reason that comedies about Hitler often concern actors who should play him. Just think about Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” (1940) or Ernst Lubitsch’s “To Be or not To Be” (1942). There’s no doubt about it, Hitler worked in the same branch as we do: he created illusions. </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> In a documentary film about the downfall of the German battleship the Bismarck, US director James Cameron referred to Hitler as the “greatest pop star of his time.“</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> There’s something in that. Hitler must have had a magnetic attractive force, like a rock star he used his voice to spellbind umpteen thousands of listeners. So it’s only fitting when comic actors make him the limelight hog of world history. We take away from him the holy seriousness that always surrounded him and protected him like a cordon.</p> <p><br/></p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> You yourself fought against the Nazis in Europe in 1945 and came to Berlin just after the end of the war and stayed there for eight months. Could you still feel much of a Hitler reverence?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Everywhere you went you could sense a great relief that the war was finally over. I myself was shaken by the extent of the destruction. When we were transporting away a few prisoners of war in a train, I discovered an old man who looked like my grandfather. He suddenly leaped out of the carriage. I took my rifle and aimed at him. He called (Brooks says in German): “Don’t shoot, I have to shit”. Most of the Germans who survived the war were just poor simple people. Was National Socialism ever taught in German schools?</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Yes, and in great detail.</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> That is comforting to know. When you come to Germany as a Jew you have an uneasy feeling, but I’ve always felt okay in Berlin. It was there that I saw Brecht and Weill’s “Three Penny Opera” and was totally crazy about this kind of musical theater. </p> <p><br/></p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Have you seen Oliver Hirschbiegels’s film “Downfall”?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> Yes, and I thought it was excellent. It shows us Hitler’s self destruction. While Goebbels was idolizing Hitler as the new Christ, like the salvation in the flesh, he was decaying before our very eyes – and all that was needed to illustrate this was a shot of his trembling hand.  </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Don’t you think the film humanizes Hitler too much?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> No, it doesn’t arouse the slightest bit of sympathy for Hitler. It shows a man who went mad. Let’s face it; he too started off as a small, innocent baby. His monstrous grimace comes across all the more startling when you can sense the paltry remains of his human nature.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> Was Hitler funny? Would you have been able to make him laugh?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> I have no delusions of grandeur. Hitler would definitely not have smacked himself on the thigh and cried out (Brooks says in German): “What fantastic fun.“ If he had found something funny you’d probably see at the most a flinch in the corner of his mouth.  </p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> You yourself played Hitler in 1983 in your remake of the film “To Be or not To Be”…</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="130" data-orig-width="240"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/054ed98db8d99065bb0c2d5edafdf864/tumblr_inline_p5xi81rWN21sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="130" data-orig-width="240"/></figure><p><b>Brooks:</b> … and I also gave him my voice in a song in “The Producers”.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b> How does it feel for a <b>JEW</b> to slip into the skin of his greatest enemy?  </p> <p><b>Brooks:</b> It is an inverted seizure of power. For many years Hitler was the most powerful man in the world and almost destroyed us. </p> <h2>To posses this power and turn it against him -– it is simply alluring. </h2> <p><i>Interview conducted by Lars-Olav Beier.</i></p> <h2>&lt;Imagine being able to stand up to Great Evil by laughing in its face.</h2> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="118" data-orig-width="210"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a79626891f6befc1cdd796f032952869/tumblr_inline_p5xi808Qxb1sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="118" data-orig-width="210"/></figure><p>Meanwhile the UK is going full Orwell.</p> <p>What I wouldn’t give for a Mel Brooks to lead Lewis Black Jerry Seinfeld Richard Lewis Larry David Jon Stewart Billy Crystal Ben &amp; Jerry Stiller Garry Shandling Sacha Baron Cohen Lisa Lampanelli and Robert Klein in a conga line of Nazi jokes outside of British Parliament.</p> <p>I’m not really going anywhere with this but I just think it would be hilarious. </p> <p>Also such an event would need a proper host and I can only think of one choice.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="134" data-orig-width="240"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bec1c6c06b335123340a94175c5b2cfa/tumblr_inline_p5xi82H2BL1sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="134" data-orig-width="240"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Personal favorite will ALWAYS be John Cleese…</p> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvlmGknvr_Pg"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vlmGknvr_Pg?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>Always.</p> </blockquote> <p>Mel Brooks is my hero but that black Hitler joke MADE MY FUCKING DAY</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="598" data-orig-width="649"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/741893db579a951a6efa891de4345bf4/tumblr_inline_p5y292RoPA1rkd5oa_500.jpg" data-orig-height="598" data-orig-width="649"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Cameron Pierce “Ass Goblins of Auschwitz” is a bizarre fiction book that turns the SS into walking asses.</p> </blockquote> <p>always mock hitler. always.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F8c1GhbpObv0"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8c1GhbpObv0?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>People keep forgetting the power of humor. </p> </blockquote> <p>They are too busy being addicted to outrage. </p> <h2><b><i>On an unrelated note………</i></b></h2> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="215" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c5f7fba5d805164566b53ee88ee94fb/tumblr_inline_p5ya7pSA2A1sp5650_540.gif" data-orig-height="215" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><p>Its all about the  Brooks baby.</p> </blockquote> <p>Thank God Brooks made the movies when he did, they’d never be made today.</p></blockquote> <p>Laughter is a very powerful weapon against rage hatred and madness and even more powerful tool of love and healing.</p><p>Most kids don’t get that when they’re making angry bitter hateful bad jokes as a “ coping mechanism”. Coping isn’t feeding the poison in your heart. Coping it’s simply coming to terms with it well real healing tries to clean that poison from your very soul.</p></blockquote> <p>Make jokes about Nazis. Make fun of Nazis. Make jokes about Hitler. Mock Nazis. That robs them of their power. Being too afraid to speak of them only makes them feel stronger.</p><p>“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”-Dumbledore.</p><p>For people who constantly reference Harry Potter, I would think that lesson would’ve sunk in.</p>
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Blessed, Church, and Community: Telstra 11:47 Katy Perry, please stop: Nun pleads hours before collapsing, dying in court Posted 11 Mar 2018 9:20am AEST A nun who was involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in LOS Angeles has collapsed and died during a court appearance related to the case Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 89, was a member of an order of elderly nuns involved in a dispute over the sale of their convent. Perry had offered to buy the eight-acre prop- erty and its Roman-villa-style buildings for $US14.5 million ($18.4 million), and to relo- cate an adjoining house of prayer used by priests. Her bid had the approval of Los An- geles' archbishop But local entrepreneur Dana Hollisteir NEXT STORY * 44%(D, Telstra But local entrepreneur Dana Hollister stepped in and attempted to buy the proper- ty from two nuns who had lived there for SUS15.5 million ($19.7 million). The restaura- teur wanted to turn it into a boutique hotel. 11:47 However, in 2016, a judge ruled the sale to the entrepreneur was invalid. Katy Perry had tried to win over the nuns by singing for them. (Tracey Nearmy: AAP) Hours before her death, Holzman spoke to local media, decrying the ruling clearing the way for the archdiocese of Los Angeles to sell the convent to Perrv. NEXT STORY Telstra 11:47 She told Fox 11 Los Angeles: "To Katy Perry, please stop." It's not doing anyone any good except hurt ing a lot of people." The Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary have owned the property for more than 40 years, but they have not lived in the convent for several years. Perry - daughter of Protestant pastors had tried to win over the nuns, even going so far as to stage a private performance for them, singing Oh Happy Day But the nuns were reportedly unimpressed by the fact Perry had to read tne lyrics on her smartphone and were nonplussed by the tat- too of Jesus on her wrist. Holzman served the church "with dedication and love for many years", Archbishop Jose NEXT STORY l Telstra Holzman served the church "with dedication and love for many years", Archbishop Jose Gomez said in a statement. 11:47 44%) "I was sad to hear the news of her passing and I have offered a mass for the repose of her soul," he said. "We extend our prayers today to the lmmac- ulate Heart of Mary community and to all her friends and loved ones." The nuns are involved in a dispute over the sale of a convent. (Google Maps) NEXT STORY <p><a href="http://practicalmagicisthebestmovie.tumblr.com/post/171742207803/practicalmagicisthebestmovie-like-literally-can" class="tumblr_blog">practicalmagicisthebestmovie</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://practicalmagicisthebestmovie.tumblr.com/post/171741981848/like-literally-can-you-imagine-believing-so" class="tumblr_blog">practicalmagicisthebestmovie</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>like literally can you imagine believing so solidly in your talent and charm that you do any of what katy perry is reported to have done in this article i’m HYSTERIC with disbelief</p></blockquote> <p>i’m actually tearing up at the thought of katy perry thinking her fanbase was broad enough to include a bunch of elderly nuns who have devoted their etire lives to God and to their community. literally can you imagine being that in love with the idea of yourself</p> </blockquote>

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Instagram, Memes, and Monster: The Weeknd is the First Artist to Have A Multiplatinum Album This Year @balleralert HE WEEKND AL ERS MILA SONG AWAR IN THE US 201 7 The Weeknd is the First Artist to Have A Multiplatinum Album This Year-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Though TheWeeknd released his third studio album, 'Starboy', almost a year ago, the pop artist is still receiving many accolades for this popular project. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to reports, The Weeknd is the first artist to have a multiplatinum album within the last year. The album 'Starboy' recently surpassed the two million mark for albums sold. In addition to that though, the album also includes four platinum singles: "Starboy,” “I Feel It Coming,” “Party Monster,” and “Reminder.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Earlier this week, The Weeknd took to Instagram to share the exciting news. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “RIAA recently recognized the unparalleled success of The Weeknd’s album “Starboy” as well as the artist’s prolific career notching 11 Platinum or multi-Platinum certified songs during the last five years. The Weeknd is the only artist to earn a 2X multi-Platinum album released in the last year that also includes four Platinum (or higher) songs… Additionally, The Weeknd received recognition for more than 35 million RIAA Song Awards achieved in just five years,” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Congrats to the pop star on such a major accomplishment.

The Weeknd is the First Artist to Have A Multiplatinum Album This Year-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Though TheWeeknd released his t...

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Community, Fucking, and Lgbt: HuffPost Queer Voices 22 hrs Like Page If the pop star is willing to be so open about other parts of her life, why not this? Demi Lovato's Reason For Refusing To Talk About Her Sexuality Is Total Bulls**t <p><a href="http://nerdygaylaura.tumblr.com/post/165628482791/supercorprise-gayacediscourse" class="tumblr_blog">nerdygaylaura</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://supercorprise.tumblr.com/post/165621652670/gayacediscourse-libertarirynn-you-are-not" class="tumblr_blog">supercorprise</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://gayacediscourse.tumblr.com/post/165609944544/libertarirynn-you-are-not-fucking-owed-any" class="tumblr_blog">gayacediscourse</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/165601142414/you-are-not-fucking-owed-any-fucking-information" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>You are not fucking owed any fucking information on someone’s fucking sexuality you fucking freaks.</p></blockquote> <p>anyways kill huffpost kill the whole site</p> </blockquote> <p>Straight people: why do LGBT people always come out and tell everyone their sexuality? Nobody cares</p> <p>Also straight people: why won’t this celebrity just tell us what their sexuality is?</p> </blockquote> <p>I can kinda see both sides tbh, because yes it’s her decision but her coming out (if she is not straight) could help so many young LGBT people. I’m not saying she *has to* come out (if she isn’t straight) but if she did, it would be helpful. And if she *is* straight then what the heck is Cool For The Summer? Cause that song is hella not straight. </p><p>Again, not forcing her to come out. As an LGBT person myself, I know how hard coming out is. And I imagine it’s even harder if you’re coming out to the world. So I totally get why *if she isn’t straight* she wouldn’t want to come out so publicly. But *if she isn’t straight* and she DID feel like coming out, I am sure many members of the LGBT community, myself included, would appreciate it. </p></blockquote> <p>Cool for the Summer is mostly about bicuriousness. Also it&rsquo;s just a song and in no way a guarantee of her sexuality one way or another. </p><p>And you really aren&rsquo;t &ldquo;seeing both sides&rdquo; because this author is not politely suggesting that it would be helpful or nice for her to come out like you are. This author is actually saying it&rsquo;s bullshit that she&rsquo;s not coming out when and where they want her to, and that it makes her in some way personally responsible for the persecution of the LGBT community. And that is bullshit.</p>
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Community, Lgbt, and Life: HuffPost Queer Voices 22 hrs Like Page If the pop star is willing to be so open about other parts of her life, why not this? Demi Lovato's Reason For Refusing To Talk About Her Sexuality Is Total Bulls**t <p><a href="http://thelittlehellion.tumblr.com/post/165621772500/allamericankindofguy-actual-thelittlehellion" class="tumblr_blog">thelittlehellion</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://allamericankindofguy-actual.tumblr.com/post/165618243265/thelittlehellion-i-dont-usually-support" class="tumblr_blog">allamericankindofguy-actual</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://thelittlehellion.tumblr.com/post/165618141340/i-dont-usually-support-huffpost-but-i-actually" class="tumblr_blog">thelittlehellion</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I don’t usually support HuffPost but I actually agreed with parts of this article. To profit off of the LGBT community to make your songs get airplay is just plain wrong and she knows she’s doing it too by being so cheeky about it is such bullshit</p></blockquote> <p>She doesn’t have to come out just because you want her to be gay. You are not owed anything by her or anyone because you’re gay. </p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t *want* her to be gay. I *want* her to stop profiting off of the LGBT community through sales and pride appearances.</p><p>What she is doing is harmful to the bi and pan community who struggle for acceptance within society and even within the LGBT community.</p></blockquote> <p>So even though she fully supports the LGBT community and has a lot of LGBT fans she&rsquo;s somehow &ldquo;harming&rdquo; the community just because she doesn&rsquo;t want to divulge her personal sexuality to the first jackass who demands it from her?? Come off it.</p>
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Bae, Blunts, and Bodies : Rihanna's Mystery Bae Identified As Saudi Tovota Heir Hassan Jameel @balleralert Rihanna’s Mystery Bae Identified As Saudi Toyota Heir Hassan Jameel - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rihanna has a new man, and he’s BALLING! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, photos of Rihanna in Spain with a mystery man surfaced online. In the pics, Rihanna and her unidentified beau were hot and steamy in a pool while enjoying blunts, champagne and each other’s bodies. Since the unveiling of the photographs, many have been wondering who Rih Rih’s new man is. Now we’ve got the answer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rihanna’s new man has been identified as HassanJameel, the deputy president and vice chairman of one of the biggest companies in the world, Abdul Latif Jameel, which owns the distribution rights to Toyota cars in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi businessman’s family is worth a whopping $1.5 billion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sources close to Rihanna say Jameel may be ‘the one’ and that the 29-year-old pop star is completely smitten. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “They’ve been spending a lot of time together away from prying eyes and are really serious. They’re really enjoying each others’ company,” a source tells Daily Mail. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last year Jameel was tied to supermodel NaomiCampbell after the two appeared to be cozying up at the British Summer Time Festival in London.

Rihanna’s Mystery Bae Identified As Saudi Toyota Heir Hassan Jameel - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rihanna has a new man, and he...

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Advice, Google, and Instagram: MILEY CYRUS GAUE HER SISTER NOAH SOME UERY GOOD SOCIAL MEDIA ADUICE NEWS In a candid new interview with Elvis Duran, Miley Cyrus discussed the advice she gives her younger sister Noah for surviving fame as a budding pop star. _ Naturally, as a big sis, Miley is pretty protective of her younger idol. “When you’re in this industry, adults treat kids like adults,” she said. “I think it makes you jaded, it makes you guarded, and I don’t ever want her to get like that ... I really hope that she never feels those pressures and I hope other people respect her and don’t actually make her something she’s not.” _ So what's the best way to keep yourself grounded in the public eye? “I always tell Noah, 'Keep your Instagram comments turned off,'" Miley said. "'Never read anything that anyone says about you. Don’t Google yourself.'" _ Even though fame is stressful, there are upsides to both sisters being in the same career. Miley says that Noah's fame has actually strengthened their lifelong bond: “She loves me more now that she knows I do something. She always thought I did nothing and that I went to put two wigs on.” _ Miley also noted that Noah's been cooler than her since the two of them were kids — there are photos out there of a six-year-old Noah rocking bright pink hair. "Noah's always been punk rock," she said. "Noah is my punk rock icon." _ by Sasha Geffen

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America, Ariana Grande, and Children: LEST WEFORGET POP STAR" ARIANA GRANDE "I HATE AMERICANS I HATE AMERICA." PATRIOTSFORAMERICAUSA <p><a href="https://the-real-ted-cruz.tumblr.com/post/160982791779/cisnowflake-anti-sjw-movement-texasgmg" class="tumblr_blog">the-real-ted-cruz</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/160969887096/anti-sjw-movement-texasgmg" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://anti-sjw-movement.tumblr.com/post/160969838516/texasgmg-unstumpabledeplorable" class="tumblr_blog">anti-sjw-movement</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://texasgmg.tumblr.com/post/160969659766/unstumpabledeplorable-skeleton-lad" class="tumblr_blog">texasgmg</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://unstumpabledeplorable.tumblr.com/post/160969236412/skeleton-lad-gop-tea-pub-death-and-carnage-at" class="tumblr_blog">unstumpabledeplorable</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://skeleton-lad.tumblr.com/post/160968123473/gop-tea-pub-death-and-carnage-at-ariana-grande" class="tumblr_blog">skeleton-lad</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://gop-tea-pub.tumblr.com/post/160968030827/death-and-carnage-at-ariana-grande-concert-in" class="tumblr_blog">gop-tea-pub</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Death and carnage at Ariana Grande concert in London tonight. Chances are reasonably good you’re wondering “Who’s Ariana Grande?” (because you’re over 19 years of age). She’s a pro-refugee, pro-muslim, Trump-hating, America-hating, pussy-hat-wearing, ‘Women’s March’ organizing, flaming leftwing Hollywood liberal who is no doubt in a hotel room right now surrounded by armed security and suddenly wishing she was back in the safety of the America she hates so much.</p> <p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/83951108-157.html">http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/83951108-157.html</a></p> </blockquote> <p>Wowy. What a doozy. That’s a weird reaction to doughnuts.</p> </blockquote> <p>Fuck her. </p> </blockquote> <p>^^^ No thanks</p> </blockquote> <p>FFS what is wrong with people, people <b>DIED</b>, children <b>DIED</b>, this has nothing to do what Ariana Grande has ever done or said, it is not HER fault this shit happened. It just happened and we need to focus on spreading well wishes for those who have suffered and not focus on what a pop star has ever said or done. </p> </blockquote> <p>Her politics have <b>nothing </b>to do with this attack whatsoever.</p></blockquote> <p>“How do I use this violent attack that killed children to make a petty jab at a 23 year old woman who has just been terrorized?”</p><p>Incredible.</p></blockquote>
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Alive, Billboard, and Demi Lovato: ET FABL DEMI LOUATO IS 'REALLY PROUD' OF MILEY CYRUS FOR EMBRACING SOBRIETY NEWS Earlier this year, Demi Lovato celebrated five years of sobriety, a major milestone for the pop star, who's been open about her previous addiction struggles. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she voiced support for fellow Disney Channel alum Miley Cyrus, who's now "completely clean" from substances as well. — "I am really proud of Miley," Lovato said. "I think that it helps people to know that there are people in the spotlight that have challenges, that are faced with very stressful lives. I think it helps to know that recovery is possible and it’s something that is so important to certain people like myself." — Cyrus recently told Billboard she's embracing sobriety — "I'm not doing drugs, I'm not drinking, I'm completely clean right now!" — to keep her mind "super clear and sharp" for her new music. People who are stoned, she said, generally aren't helping her evolve as a person. — "I wouldn’t be alive without my sobriety, and the people that are sober today in this industry, I commend them a lot," Lovato continued. "But even in day-to-day life, no matter whether you are from the middle of nowhere or you live in a big city, addiction doesn't discriminate, so whenever you are able to take control back, it’s really admirable." By Deepa Lakshmin

Earlier this year, Demi Lovato celebrated five years of sobriety, a major milestone for the pop star, who's been open about her previous add...

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