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The #1 Thing I’d Tell Meghan Markle About Pregnancy


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Guys!!! Did you read this morning that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting a baby? I’m usually not a big celebrity/royal/etc follower, but somehow I just love them. As her pretend friend from afar, here’s the one thing I’d tell her about pregnancy…

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” Kensington Palace said on Twitter. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.” Whoot whoot!

Plus, let’s chat about a few other fun things…

Prince Harry as a baby

Who do you think the baby will look like? Here’s scampy Harry…

Meghan Markle as a baby

…and Meghan. Those curls!

What do you think she’ll crave? Apparently, when Kate Middleton was pregnant with her third, she sent Prince William to grab a jar of pickles for her and asked that they be cut into thin slices and served on very toasty toast. Personally, I was obsessed with Cheerios. I’d wake up at 3 a.m., devour a giant bowl, and then climb back into bed.

Harry and Meghan’s baby will be seventh in line to the throne when he or she is born next spring. After Queen Elizabeth, the heirs are:
1. Price Charles
2. Price William
3. George
4. Charlotte
5. Louis
6. Prince Harry
7. Harry and Meghan’s baby

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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Katy Perry y Orlando Bloom finalmente llevaron su relación a un nuevo nivel y caminaron juntos por la alfombra roja.

La estrella pop de 33 años y el actor de 41 han salido desde 2016, y han sido inseparables desde que retomaron su romance el año pasado. Ellos han sido fotografiados en público con bastante frecuencia, incluso en eventos de celebridades, pero nunca se habían tomado una foto llegando a la alfombra roja como pareja… ¡hasta este miércoles! Este día, Perry y Bloom fueron puras sonrisas en la alfombra de la Gala Global Ocean, presentada por el príncipe Alberto II de Mónaco, en la Ópera de Monte-Carlo.

Perry usó un vestido asimétrico color rosa pálido con mangas en un plateado brillante. Mientras que Bloom usó un traje negro, con camisa blanca sin corbata.

Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry

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Antes de llegar a la gala, Perry publicó en su Instagram Stories un video de Bloom modelando sus pantalones y bailando al ritmo de Baby Got Back (I Like Big Butts) de Sir Mix-A-Lot, desde su cuarto de hotel. “Déjame tocar tu trasero”, comentó Katy junto al clip.
Esta no es la primera vez que Perry demuestra su afecto hacia el trasero de su novio.

En mayo, Bloom compartió en Instagram un teaser de su nuevo proyecto actoral, la obra Killer Joe que presentó en el London West End.

“Necesito un pase de temporada para ese trasero”, comentó Perry, y luego agregó, “Oops quería enviar eso por privado”.

En marzo, Bloom publicó una foto de sus increíbles abdominales en Instagram, haciendo que su novia comentara, “¡Oh, hola! De hecho estaba buscando una tabla para lavar mi ropa

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Netflix anuncia la fecha de la segunda temporada de ‘Making a murderer’


La serie documental true crime que revolucionó el género y arrasó en la crítica tendrá una nueva tanda de episodios en unas semanas

Netflix anuncia la fecha de la segunda temporada de ‘Making a murderer’

Una de las mejores producciones propias de Netflix, Making a murderer, volverá pronto con su segunda temporada. La compañía ha anunciado hoy que la serie documental centrada en la historia de Steven Avery llegará el próximo 19 de octubre.Lo hará con diez nuevos episodios que, en esta ocasión, pondrá mayor énfasis en el trabajo legal en los despachos pero, evidentemente, sin alejarse de Avery, Brendan Dassey y sus familias. Esta segunda temporada, de hecho, presentará a Kathleen Zellner, Laura Nirider y Steven Drizin, los abogados de ambos después de sus condenas. Será un cambio de enfoque para una historia que cautivó e indignó, a partes iguales, con su fenomenal primera tanda de episodios.

Laura Ricciardi y Moira Demos, creadoras del documental, han declarado lo siguiente:

“Steven y Brendan, sus familias y sus equipos legales y de investigación nos han vuelto a permitir acceder a sus vidas, dándonos una visión de la compleja red que es la justicia criminal americana. Creciendo sobre lo que hicimos en la primera parte, que documentó la experiencia del acusado, esta Parte 2 funciona como una crónica de la experiencia de los convictos y encarcelados, dos hombres cumpliendo penas de muerte por crímenes que, aseguran, no cometieron.”

Making a murderer narra el caso de Steven Avery, un hombre condenado por agresión sexual, que fue exonerado por las pruebas de ADN 18 años después. Unos años más tarde, fue acusado del asesinato de otra mujer. El trabajo de Ricciardi y Demos es excepcional y uno de los mejores documentales true crime, así como uno de los que reavivó el subgénero, mejor valorados por la crítica y los espectadores, habiéndose llevado a casa el Emmy a mejor serie documental.

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Most People Don’t Know These Famous Actors Are Also Musicians

While most of us are guilty of assuming that a lot of actors just act for a living, that’s not necessarily the case. Some actors are major hobbyists whether it’s sports, making art, writing, and in some cases, making music. Believe it or not, there are a lot of world famous actors that are committed to their music careers when they’re not in front of the camera. While you may never imagine a particular actor singing on stage because of the characters they’ve played, there’s a lot more than you think. So, crank up the volume and discover which famous actors are successful musicians as well.

Can you guess which Mission Impossible actor doubles as a singer-songwriter?

Scarlett Johannson Performed At Coachella

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Scarlett Johansson has already established herself as an incredibly successful actress starring in films such as Lucy, Her, Lost in Translation, as well as the Avengers. Yet, she shocked her fans and the audience at Coachella Music and Arts Festival in 2007 when she performed with The Jesus & Mary Chain. Not long after, in 2008, she released her first album Where I Laid My Head.

Since then, she has been working with singer-songwriter Peter Yorn, as a five-song record titled Apart, which was released in 2018. Just when Johannson’s fans thought she couldn’t get any better, turns out she’s a musician as well.

Bruce Willis

Dusko Despotovic/Sygma via Getty ImagesWhile most people know Bruce Willis as the tough guy in most of his movies, when he’s not beating people to a pulp, he likes to play a little music. Just a year before Die Hard came out, Willis released a soul record titled The Return of Bruno. The album was actually a piece of performance art with “Bruno” being a character of a fake HBO documentary that was supporting Willis’ album.

Surprisingly, the track “Respect Yourself” became a hit and reached No. 5 on the charts. After a follow-up album in 1989, he never recorded again. However, he played a two-hour set with a blues band at B.B. King’s in New York in 2002.

Kevin Costner Is A Country Artist At Heart

Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesWhen Kevin Costner isn’t in front of the camera, the Oscar-winning Hollywood star performs with his own country rock band, Kevin Costner & Modern West. Since the band’s beginnings in 2007, they have released four albums, with one of them beingFamous for Killing Each Other in2012.

The album peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, pretty impressive for a man who once played Robin Hood on the big screen. However, that isn’t his band’s only success. In 2010, they performed at Nashville’s renowned Grand Ole Opry, something that not everybody gets to do.

Jeremy Renner has A Documentary Coming Out About Being A Musician

Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Remy MartinMuch like Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner is another Avenger that has been known to showcase his musical talents. As well as starring in films such as The Hurt Locker, The Town, and the Mission Impossible series, Renner is also a singer-songwriter. He even has a documentary coming out soon about his career as a musician.

He’s known to take music very seriously, and even incorporates it into his acting methods. He says that he creates a very specific song for each character that he plays to help him fit the mood and get into character.

You’ll never guess the album Ryan Gosling released in 2009.

Zooey Deschanel Is A Musician Almost As Much As She Is An Actor

John Shearer/WireImageKnown for starring in New Girl and numerous films, Zooey Deschanel is a lover of vintage pop music and has been playing with her indie group She & Him since 2008. The band was formed in 2006 when Deschanel met musician M. Ward while making the film The Go-Getter. Since they formed their band, they have released six albums under She & Him, including two Christmas records.

Their cover of “The Last Christmas Waltz” has been described by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest rock and roll Christmas songs ever. The group has also proven successful enough to perform at events such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, and even overseas.

Keanu Reeves Slaps The Bass

Martyn Goodacre/Getty ImagesKeanu Reeves is more than just the action star in films like The Matrix, Point Break, and John Wick. While starting out as a young actor, he was also the bass player for the band Dogstar. The group released two albums between 1996 and 2000 and even took some time in order to tour.

However, there was a rumor going around that he dropped out of the sequel to Speed in order to perform with Dogstar. In 1996, Keanu Reeves put this rumor to rest while giving an interview on CNN. Although Dogstar may no longer be playing as a band, Keanu Reeves is still known to pick up his bass every now and then.

Ryan Gosling Had A Rather Unusual Music Project

Noel Vasquez/Getty ImagesRyan Gosling has been one of Hollywood’s biggest and most adored sweethearts since his breakout role in the 2004 film,The Notebook. On top of being incredibly handsome and a respected actor, in 2009, he was the frontman for a Halloween-themed band called Dead Man’s Bones. The group was formed by Reynolds and his friend and film producer, Zach Shields.

Their first album titled Dead Man’s Bones was released on October 6, 2009 under Anti-Records, featuring a somber children’s choir. Pitchfork described the records as being “a truly unusual and surprising record.” Gosling continued to demonstrate his musical prowess in the film La La Land where he sang, danced, and learned to play the jazz piano in just three months.

Can you guess which Les Misérables actor has had a music career since before they were an actor?

Johnny Depp Already Looks Like A Rock And Roller



Although it may not come as too much of a shock, Johnny Depp now plays the guitar in a heavy metal rock band super-group called Hollywood Vampires. he plays alongside rock and roll legends Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s guitarist Joe Perry. The band formed in 2015, and have managed to release one album since then. In 2018, the band went on to play at the Grammys and even went on tour in early 2018. Apparently, Johnny Depp is a good enough guitarist that even Joe Perry has asked him from some pointers from time to time.

Steve Martin Is A Banjo Extraordinaire

Scott Legato/Getty ImagesFunnyman Steve Martin is best known for his comedic acting in films such as Father of the Bride, The Pink Panther, The Jerk, and many others. Yet, something he’s equally as passionate about and almost as successful in is playing the banjo and making music. Over the years, Martin has won three Grammys for his various bluegrass project, more Grammys than he’s won for his comedy albums.In 2015, the musical he co-wrote with Edie Brickell debuted on Broadway. To encourage bluegrass artists to keep making music, each year, he gives a generous donation to an up-and-coming bluegrass artist or band.

Russel Crowe Was A Musician Before An Actor

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While some people might have assumed that Russel Crowe’s role in the musical drama filmLes Misérables was Crowe’s first crack at singing, they would be mistaken. The Gladiator actor began his career in entertainment as a musician before becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. In the 1980s, while still living in New Zealand, he played under the name Russ le Roq, where he released his single “I Just Wanna Be Like Marlon Brando.”

In the 90s and into the early 2000s, he performed in the band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts who released three albums before splitting up in 2005. Since then, Crowe has released two single albums and gave his fans a taste of his skills in Les Misérables.

See which Forrest Gump actor uses their character in their band’s name

Michael Cera Plays Music You’d Think He Listens To

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Throughout his career, Michael Cera has played roles in films where music was one of the biggest themes. Some of these movies include Juno, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, among others. So, it’s not unbelievable to learn that Cera is actually a bit of a musician himself.

While people have only heard snip-its of his musical abilities in his films, in 2014 he released his own record titled True That. Cera has also played alongside other artists such as Weezer, with Vice claiming that he’s “really good at music,” especially after releasing the track “Best I Can” with Sharon Van Etten.

Jared Leto Is A Master Musician And Actor

Timothy Norris/Getty ImagesJared Leto is not only an Oscar-winning actor but also an incredibly successful musician. Since the late 1990s, he has been the lead singer for the rock ensemble Thirty Seconds to Mars. The band has released five albums since 2002, managing to land five Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Rock chart.

In 2011, the band went on to set a Guinness World Record by playing the most rock concerts to promote a single album, playing 300. However, the band hasn’t slowed down, and in 2018, their album America peaked at No. 2 on the charts.

Billy Bob Thornton Has Been Making Music For Decades

Rick Diamond/Getty ImagesActor Billy Bob Thornton has said before that even before acting, music was one of the first things he ever loved. Although maybe not well-known by many, he has been working on music projects since the 1980s and has continued to do so since. After winning an Oscar for his writing on Sling Blade, he released his first album Private Radio in 2001.

The album featured a song titled “Angelina” about his then-wife Angelina Jolie. He went on to release three more solo albums before starting his own country band the Boxmasters in 2007. Together the band has released three albums so far.

Kevin Bacon And The Bacon Brothers

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We already know that Kevin Bacon can act and dance, as seen in his performance in the classic film Footloose. Today, he has over 100 screen credits as well as seven released albums under his country rock duo The Bacon Brothers. Playing with his older brother, Michael bacon, Kevin writes songs, plays the guitar, and sings.

Their duo has been together since the 1990s and are still going strong today. According to Kevin Bacon, his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, is the first person to hear every new Bacon Brother’s track and gives her honest opinion before they move on.

Lieutenant Dan Lives On Through Gary Sinise

Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesActor Gary Sinise didn’t just leave his character of Lieutenant Dan from Forrest Gump behind him. Since 2004, he has been playing bass guitar for the group Lt. Dan Band. The band is a cover group that often plays for American military members, and raises money for disabled veterans, something Sinise is passionate about.According to Sinise’s charity, Lt. Dan Band has played more than 150 concerts in the United States and more than 225 fundraising and benefit shows. Thankfully, Lt. Dan lives on in Sinise and is helping to make life better for veterans.

Jason Schwartzman was in a band that wrote a song you probably know every word to.

Tim Robbins Has Music In His Blood

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Shawshank Redemption star and Oscar-winning actor, Tim Robbins claims that he has always wanted to be a musician. So, he turned his dream into a reality and decided to give it a shot. As it turns out, growing up, his father had been a folk musician, and his brother had grown up to become a film music composer, so music was already in his blood.

In 2010, he hit the road with his band, Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery, turning his dreams into a reality. According to Robbins, playing music is way more fun than acting.

Dennis Quaid Likes To Mess Around On Stage

M. Caulfield/WireImageBeloved actor Dennis Quaid has been playing guitar since his grandpa bought him his first one from a Texas K Mart when he was just a boy. Since 2000, he has been playing with his band Dennis Quaid and the Sharks. The band mostly plays covers with a few original tracks here and there.

On stage, Quad describes himself as being a “complete-and-utter fool,” as he would rather have fun while performing than trying to make himself look cool. In 2017, Quaid announced to the Chicago Tribune that he was working with producer T Bone Burnett on a new album.

Jason Schwartzman Has Been Involved In A Few Successful Music Projects

Barry Brecheisen/WireImageMost people know Jason Schwartzman for his work on indie films such as Moonrise Kingdom, I Heart Huckabees, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and more. Nevertheless, he was originally the drummer for the alternative rock band Phantom Planet for over a decade. The band had an incredibly successful song “California,” which put them on the map. The song was even used as the theme song for the Fox teen drama The O.C. After leaving the band, he started a solo project called Coconut Records, which was relatively successful within the indie music community.

Jeff Bridges Was A Musician Before Crazy Heart

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In 2009, actor Jeff Bridges proved his chops in music after his Oscar-winning performance in the film Crazy Heart. In the film, he played a washed-out country singer, however, his die hard fans knew about his musical abilities years before the film.Bridges has been making and releasing albums since 2000 after he scored a record deal with the help of Michael McDonald. However, after his role in Crazy Heart, he took music really seriously and released his album Jeff Bridges in 2011. Since then, he has released two more albums.

John Corbett Has Been Playing Since He Was A Kid

Paul Morigi/WireImage for NARASActor John Corbett was playing long before he became known as a celebrity hunk with roles on Sex and the City, Northern Exposure, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Since 2006, he has released two country albums although he considers the success of his first one to be a total fluke. Corbett recorded it while visiting Nashville to present at an award show and the album ended up making it onto Billboard’s Country Music chart. He’s been playing music since he was a kid and considers it to be a major part in his life.

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FKA twigs and Shia LaBeouf are dating



For those of you who keep track of these sort of things, FKA twigs and Shia LaBeouf are reportedly dating.

According to The Daily Mail, the 30-year-old singer began dating the 32-year-old actor after meeting him on the set of LaBeouf’s new film, Honey Boy. The couple were spotted together in London this week, and a member of the paparazzi apparently got FKA twigs on the record by buzzing her up on her home’s intercom speaker. “We’re very happy, we’re having a nice time,” she reportedly said.

FKA twigs was previously engaged to Twilight actor Robert Pattison, but their relationship ended last year. LaBeouf recently broke up with his longtime partner, actress Mia Goth

Creative Arts Emmys: Apple Brings Home First Win for ‘Carpool Karaoke’


Carpool Karaoke was one of Apple’s first forays into original programming. The tech giant also debuted the reality series Planet of the Apps in summer 2017. Since these shows were ordered, Apple has doubled down on original content, hiring Sony TV veterans Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht to oversee worldwide video programming. They have quickly assembled a slate of high-profile, premium TV projects including anthology series Amazing Stories and a Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston morning television drama.

Carpool Karaoke remains separate from Van Amburg and Erlicht’s television efforts. Because of its music focus, it is seen as additive to the streaming music library that Apple has amassed for its $10-per-month Apple Music streaming service. The series was renewed for a second season in February. Meanwhile, Carpool Karaoke is a regular feature on The Late Late Show, with recent appearances by Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes.

Apple isn’t a complete stranger to the Emmys. The Tim Cook-led company has received several technical awards over the years and also took home a trophy for commercial of the year in 2014 for its “Misunderstood” spot. But this is the first time that Apple is being recognized for original programming.

The Sunday night win completed a trifecta for Corden, who also took home two Emmys on the first night of the Creative Arts Emmys. His Snapchat series James Corden’s Next James Corden scored wins on Saturday night for outstanding actor in a shortform comedy or drama and outstanding shortform comedy or drama series. The British actor and comedian also was nominated for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) for the Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special and outstanding variety special (live) for his work hosting The Grammys. He also will vie for the outstanding variety talk series honor at the Primetime Emmys alongside fellow nominees Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

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Kanye West & Lil Pump’s ‘I Love It’ Hits No. 1 On Streaming Songs Chart, Debuts in Hot 100’s Top 10

The song is West’s second No. 1 debut on the chart this year, following ‘All Mine.’ For the second time in 2018, Kanye Westdebuts atop Billboard’s Streaming Songschart – and this time, he brings Lil Pump along.
“I Love It,” West’s new collaboration with Lil Pump, debuts at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart dated Sept. 22. The song gathered 46.6 million streams in the week ending Sept. 13, according to Nielsen Music. The track is West’s second No. 1 on the chart, following the No. 1 debut of “All Mine” in June 2018. “Mine” was one of seven songs from Ye, West’s Billboard 200-topping album that was released in June. “Love” is not part of Ye and is currently a standalone single.

Meanwhile, the song is Lil Pump’s first to rule the list; “Gucci Gang,” his first track to make the Streaming Songs chart, peaked at No. 2 last November. The track’s surge to No. 1 is thanks in part to its viral music video, released Sept. 7. Indeed, of the song’s 46.6 million streams, 54 percent are from video clicks. The video sparked its own #ILoveItChallenge, which also drew viewers to the song and clip toward the end of the tracking week. The challenge depicts participants dancing along to the song in blocky costumes or clothes that resemble those worn by the rappers in the clip.That said, “I Love It” still succeeds on on-demand audio services, ruling the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart with 21.3 million streams from on-demand audio players.Coupled with 17,000 first-week sales and some early airplay for the song, “I Love It” debuts at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s West’s highest debut since “Heartless” in November 2008 (No. 4) and is his 17th top 10 total, and it’s Lil Pump’s first top 10 debut.

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Eminem mejora los primeros datos de ‘Revival’ con ‘Kamikaze’ y sitúa (casi) todo el disco en el Billboard Hot 100


‘Kamikaze’, el disco sorpresa de Eminem, editado menos de un año después de ‘Revival’, se compone de 13 pistas, en verdad 11 canciones y 2 mensajes que se dejaron mutuamente el rapero y su mánager. Este, Paul Rosenberg, es el “autor” de la pista 4, tratando de disuadirle de sacar un disco en respuesta a quien criticó el anterior. “Mmm… he oído el álbum. ¿De verdad vas a contestar a todo el mundo que ha dicho algo de ti o de tu trabajo que no te gusta? Quiero decir… no sé si es una buena idea. ¿Qué va a ser lo siguiente? ¿’Kamikaze 2′, el disco en el que contestas a todo el mundo al que no le gusta el álbum que has hecho contestando a todo el mundo al que no le gustó aquel disco?”. “Llámame”, le pide visiblemente preocupado.

Rosenberg tiene toda la razón del mundo, pero la respuesta de Eminem dos pistas después es penosa: sí, esa es su idea, y está tan cabreado que va a perseguir hasta “a su casa” al “cabrón” que se ha metido con su rima de “rhymes” con “chimes”. Ese es el nivel, y sin mencionar que esto parece más un mensaje en un contestador automático que un WhatsApp de voz, como metáfora de lo fuera de su tiempo que está Eminem. Un Eminem que no ha dejado de lado ni remotamente su lenguaje homofóbico, cargando no solo contra Tyler the Creator y avergonzando por el camino a su colaborador Bon Iver, sino hablando de comer pollas como si fuera algo malo o, literalmente, compitiendo a ver si es él quien la tiene más grande y más dura, como sucede en la pista titular de ‘Kamikaze’.

La homofobia, el machismo y la misoginia de los “jodida zorra” en este disco son, además, solo la punta del iceberg. Que Eminem meta en el mismo saco, el de sus enemigos, a Donald Trump, uno de los líderes políticos más poderosos del mundo (él es el “Agent Orange” de ‘The Ringer’), que a nuevos raperos a los que no gusta o a fans que le han abandonado en un inaudito “yo contra el mundo” cuando ‘Revival’ ni siquiera funcionó tan mal, nos hace preguntarnos unas cuantas cosas sobre su modo de relacionarse con la realidad y el mundo a los 45 años de edad.

Dicho todo esto, hay que decir que quienes piden que Eminem se retire por el triste espectáculo que está dando, se equivocan también. A todas luces ‘Kamikaze’ está reconciliando al rapero con gran parte de su público, y las razones son bien básicas. El álbum no está salpicado de edulcoradas y/o desesperadas colaboraciones con Beyoncé o Ed Sheeran; este nuevo lanzamiento se limita a contener 11 canciones, y los 2 mencionados interludios, que en este caso no pueden ser más relevantes para entender el álbum; y el rapero ha recuperado bastante “flow” en un disco que resulta bastante entretenido y dinámico, salpicando toda su secuencia de temas, si no icónicos, al menos sí tan reconocibles como ‘Fall’ (pista 10) con ese estribillo aportado por Bon Iver, o ‘Venom’ (pista final), para la inminente banda sonora de la película homónima.

‘Kamikaze’ se abre con ‘The Ringer’, en la que Eminem proclama que “quiere darle un puñetazo en la puta cara al mundo”, pero lo mejor es que entre citas a “millones de visitas y atención en las noticias” y beefs a la prensa, en verdad su peor enemigo a tenor de las críticas de ‘Revival’; la composición logra mantener la tensión, especialmente gracias a su falso final. A diferencia de esta desestructurada canción, ‘Greatest’, la siguiente pista, en la que se dirige a Die Antwoord, sí tiene un claro estribillo, aparte de una tocada de huevos a Kendrick Lamar (también le cita en la pista anterior) en ese gran drama “‘Revival’ didn’t go viral!!!!” con el que pretende reírse de sí mismo. Y mejor aún es ‘Lucky You’, un tema vertiginoso en el que el espectacular rapear de Joyner Lucas deja paso, tras un modesto y adormilado, casi defectuoso arranque, al mejor rapear de Eminem. Joyner Lucas también nos trae una buena dosis de homofobia en castellano (“Cállate la boca mejor, maricón, little puto”), pero no se puede negar que la canción es una de las que tiene mayor pegada de Eminem en bastante tiempo.

Mientras ‘Normal’ apela a su anhelo de tener una relación amorosa “normal”, no sin más referencias a ‘Revival’ (“Let’s sleep on it like they did Revival”), ‘Stepping Stone’ es una mirada al pasado en la que Eminem reconoce que no puede soportar por más tiempo la sombra de D12, la sensación de que los ha traicionado y el peso de tener que responder ante ellos, y por tanto los da por muertos para siempre (“no digo adiós a nuestra amistad, pero D12 se ha acabado”). Dice el NME que al menos ‘Kamikaze’ es un disco más honesto que ‘Reputation’ de Taylor Swift y lo cierto es que, para bien o para mal, Eminem está mostrando en este disco, y muy especialmente en estas pistas, todo su sentir sin ningún tipo de disfraces ni máscaras. “Quizá soy demasiado feo para competir con él / pero se supone que no tenías que estar de acuerdo”, dice en ‘Normal’; y en ‘Stepping Stone’ no puede ser más claro con D12: “no puedo ser el tío del que todo el mundo depende para sus carreras enteras porque no es justo / siempre estaré aquí pero la chispa ya no está ahí / no sé cómo recapturar aquel momento / estoy intentando rememorarlo pero a duras penas puedo luchar por respirar / ni siquiera yo mismo estoy en las listas de éxitos / estoy descendiendo / y no era lo que quería”.

La vulnerabilidad de Eminem, en contraste con esos disparos que emergen de vez en cuando, vuelve a aparecer en la segunda mitad del disco, con el reconocimiento de que está en la “silla de su terapeuta” mientras compara su polla con “la longitud del pelo de Cher” en la misma frase. “Me hice rapero porque me hacía sentir un tipo duro cuando no lo era”, del tema titular, puede ser el resumen de todo esto. La aparición de la voz femenina de Jessie Reyez, muy contagiosa en el estribillo de ‘Nice Guy’, sirve tanto para tratar de reírse de las críticas de mal amante que le hizo su ex mujer (“You say I’m no good at sex / And you think I’m gross and unsexy”) como para hacer uso de post-estribillos tan imaginativos y creativos como “chúpame la polla”.

Este desastre de contradicciones es el Eminem de hoy, ¿alguien esperaba que cambiara, que rectificara y pidiera perdón por seguir representando valores del siglo pasado? ¿No le dirían entonces sus fans que se ha “ablandado” (o “amariconado”) y que se ha “hecho mayor”? El devenir del pop y la reacción del público a veces son imprevisibles, pero he aquí una contradicción más que Eminem va a odiar: las malas críticas y su odiada prensa, con su rechazo a ‘Revival’, le han hecho reaccionar para entregar un disco bastante mejor.


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Calvin Harris y Eminem alcanzan sus décimos números 1 en UK, en singles y álbumes respectivamente


Como se había previsto durante toda la semana, Calvin Harris alcanza un nuevo número 1 en las islas británicas en la tercera semana de vida de su nuevo single ‘Promises’, en este caso junto a Sam Smith. El tema ha vendido lo equivalente a 61.813 unidades durante la última semana, proviniendo la mayoría de los puntos de su streaming, pues es top 1 en Spotify en este país.

Se trata del 10º top 1 en las islas para Calvin Harris, siendo solo superado en el siglo XXI por Westlife. Las otras canciones que han sido número 1 de Calvin Harris en el que es su país son ‘Dance Wiv Me’, ’I’m Not Alone’, ‘We Found Love’, ’Sweet Nothing’, ‘Under Control’, ‘Summer’, ‘Blame’, ‘Feels’ y ‘One Kiss’. Además, hay que mencionar los numerosísimos hits que se le han quedado en el top 2: ‘Feel So Close’, ‘Let’s Go’, ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ y ‘This Is What You Came For’.

Curiosamente, yéndonos a la lista de álbumes, también es el 10º top 1 para el artista que lo ocupa, Eminem. ‘Kamikaze’, disco lanzado el pasado viernes por sorpresa, ha vendido lo equivalente a 55.115 unidades en siete días. De los 10 discos de estudio de Eminem, los 8 últimos han sido top 1 en Reino Unido, y también lo han logrado la banda sonora de ‘8 Mile’ y ‘Curtain Call: The Hits’ (también un álbum de D12 que hay debate sobre si cuenta o no).

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Nicki Minaj Hits Back at Cardi B on ‘Queen Radio’

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Nicki Minaj denied Cardi B’s accusations on ‘Queen Radio’ on Monday.

Nicki Minaj denied insulting Cardi B’s parenting ability after the two stars got into a public altercation during a Harper’s Bazaar event on Friday night at New York Fashion Week. Cardi B’s tussle with Minaj’s security entourage was caught by phone cameras; the cause of the fracas remains unknown. After Cardi B was escorted out of the venue, she posted a note on Instagram that accused Minaj of “mak[ing] comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter” and “fuck[ing] with my success.”

On Queen radio, Minaj disputed the “horrendous accusations.” “I would never discuss anyone’s child,” she retorted. “It’s so sad for someone to pin that on me, because I’m the bad guy and they know people would believe them. I would never talk about anyone’s child or parenting.”

The Queenrapper referred to the Fashion Week incident as “so mortifying and so humiliating.” “The way [other partygoers] passed by looking at this disgusting commotion, I will never forget that,” she said. “I could not believe how… we made ourselves look.”

But Minaj also used her Beats 1 radio show to go on the offensive. She played an old interview snippet in which Cardi B appears to say “nothing is off limits” to suggest that the “Bodak Yellow” rapper was being hypocritical by attacking Minaj for allegedly going after her daughter. (This is somewhat confusing, since Minaj also denied mentioning Cardi B’s daughter.) Minaj continued to hit on this theme by interviewing a woman who said that Cardi B insulted her by invoking her deceased child on Instagram in 2014.

In time, Minaj stopped using intermediaries to undermine Cardi B and went after her directly. “Do you know what the fuck it is to sit in your room for hours and days at a time writing raps?” Minaj asked. “You came into my fucking culture! I never had to fuck a DJ to play my songs.” She also accused Cardi B of “calling black women [two former co-workers] roaches.”

“You’re angry and you’re sad,” Minaj continued, now seeming to address Cardi B directly, though never naming her. “Get this woman some fucking help! This woman is having the best days of her career, and you’re out here… throwing shoes? Who the fuck is gonna give her an intervention?”


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