¡Más récords para Ariana Grande!

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Ariana Grande está muy obviamente en la cima de su carrera y es por supuesto entrada directa al número 1 en álbumes en Reino Unido con su nuevo disco, el recomendable ‘thank u, next’, pues ha vendido 80.816 copias en su primera semana. Además, también llega al top 1 directo en singles con el tema para el que presentaba vídeo la semana pasada, ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’.

¿Qué supone todo esto? Algún que otro récord que sumar a su discografía. En primer lugar es la primera mujer de la historia que es a la vez número 1 de discos, número 1 de singles y número 2 de singles a la vez, pues ‘7 Rings’ cae desplazada por “Break Up” desde el número 1 al número 2. Además, es la primera mujer de la historia en reemplazarse a sí misma en el número 1. También es la primera vez que una mujer ocupa los dos principales puestos de la lista de singles británica desde que Madonna fuera número 1 y número 2 con ‘Into the Groove’ y ‘Holiday’ durante una semana de agosto de 1985.

A falta de que se conozcan los datos oficiales de Estados Unidos, donde rondará las 300.000 copias en su primera semana siendo top 1 con toda certeza, el álbum ‘thank u, next’ es número 1 en Suecia, Noruega, Nueva Zelanda o Irlanda, además de número 2 en Holanda e Italia y número 3 en Alemania.

This article was originally published by: Jenesaispop

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Are Engaged!

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom got engaged on Valentine’s Day

It was an extra special Valentine’s Day for the couple, as the pop star, 34, and actor, 42, got engaged.

Sharing her first photo with her now-fiancé, Perry posted a close-up image of the pair surrounded by numerous heart-shaped balloons, while showing off her unique flower-shaped diamond ring, which features a colorful jewel in the center.

“Full bloom,” she sweetly captioned the image, using a play on her husband-to-be’s name.

Bloom went on to share the same image on his own Instagram, captioning the adorable snap, “Lifetimes.”

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The singer’s mother also shared, then later deleted a few intimate snaps from the couple’s engagement party on her Facebook page, captioning them, “Look who got engaged on Valentines Day!!”

Seemingly teasing the big day to come, Bloom shared a heartwarming quote about love on his Instagram earlier on Valentine’s Day, hours before the couple shared their big news.

“A shallow person will have only shallow relationships. Real love is not one person clinging to another , it can only be fostered between two strong people secure in their individuality. Antoine de Saint- Exupery, author of The Little Prince wrote in a work called Wind, Sand and Stars, ‘Love is not two people gazing at each other, but two people looking ahead together in the same direction.”

“Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda,” he wrote. “February 14, 2019 ❤️got nothin but love for ya’ll ❤️.”

This article was originally published was: People

Ariana Grande Won Her First-Ever Grammy Award Despite Skipping The Show Because Of A Fight With Producers

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Ariana Grande won her first-ever Grammy award on Sunday, taking home one of music’s most prestigious awards despite not showing up for the ceremony amid a feud with the show’s producers. Grande won the Best Pop Vocal Album trophy for her album Sweetener, beating the other nominees in her category: Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Pink, and Taylor Swift.

After her win, Grande had a simple response on Twitter: “I know I’m not there tonight (trust, I tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh)” she wrote in another tweet, “and I know I said I try not to put too much weight into these things …. but fuck.” “This is wild and beautiful,” she said, “Thank you so much.”

The award was handed out at the Sunday afternoon ceremony ahead of the night’s main show. Grande was sitting out both events amid a very public fight with Grammys producers about what songs she would sing on the Grammys stage.On Thursday, Grande accused Ken Ehrlich, producer of the Grammys, of lying about the reason why she was skipping the show.

“I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me,” Grande wrote on Twitter, responding to a screenshot of an Associated Press article in which Ehrlich said things fell through with the pop star performing on this year’s show because she thought it was “too late for her to pull something together.”

“I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken,” Grande wrote. “It was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend.” The drama was said to have started when producers declined to allow Grande to perform her latest single in full. Producers reportedly told Grande that she could only perform “7 Rings” as part of a medley and wanted to have the final say on the second song. According to a source who spoke to Variety, Grande felt “insulted” and decided to to skip the Grammys entirely.The awkward public spat played out as Grande’s image was still used on billboards and ads for the Grammys. “Passed a Grammy’s bus with my face on it typing those,” she wrote on Twitter on Thursday. Grande was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance for “God Is A Woman,” but lost out in that category to Lady Gaga’s “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”.

 

This article was originally writing by: Buzzfeednews.com

Cardi B Is The First Woman Solo Artist To Win Best Rap Album At The Grammys

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one of the year’s most exciting breakout artists, became the first-ever woman to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album on Sunday during music’s biggest night.The rapper won the highly coveted award for her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, which spawned two No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Oh my god, babe,” said Cardi to her husband, Offset. “Babe, I can’t breathe.”

The rapper thanked some of the people who made her success possible and singled out her daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, for a special shoutout.

“I’m not just saying thank you because she’s my daughter — it’s because you know when I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete,” Cardi said. “I had like three songs that I was for sure having [on the album] and then it was like we have to get this album done.” Cardi then talked about the work she had to put in after finding out she was going to be a mother, like shooting music videos for the project before she began to show.

“Woo, the nerves are so bad,” she said, telling the audience that she was shaking and joked that she should “start smoking weed,” an apparent reference to something a fan tweeted at her earlier this week as a remedy to calm her anxiety. She later celebrated the many talented artists featured on her album in her emotional speech, like Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Chance the Rapper, SZA, and Kehlani, and of course Migos, the hip-hop trio her husband is a part of.

Watch Cardi’s complete speech below:

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Mike Posner Pays Tribute to Avicii, Tracy Chapman in ‘Move On’ Video

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Mike Posner catalogs two years of tragic events but resolves to fight through his grief in new single “Move On.” The instrumentation is sunny: firm strums on guitar, a disco bass line, a resolute four-on-the-floor beat. But the “Move On” video contains footage of Posner’s father, who died after battling brain cancer, and the producer Avicii, Posner’s friend and collaborator, who committed suicide in 2018. The singer-songwriter also informs viewers that he broke up with his girlfriend and that he still cries sometimes when he’s by himself. Despite these obstacles, Posner remains committed to regaining equilibrium eventually. “I wish Tracy Chapman was my friend/ She would know exactly what to say,” he sings. “Beginnings always hide themselves in ends/ At some point I will be okay.” “Move On” will appear on Posner’s upcoming third album, A Real Good Kid, out January 18th. The singer-songwriter plans to implement an unusual promotional strategy: In March, he will start walking across America, beginning a nine-month journey that will start at the Atlantic Ocean and end at the Pacific.

 

This article was originally writing by: Rolling Stone US

JAY-Z, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle declined to appear in Surviving R. Kelly documentary

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It’s 2019, and somehow R. Kelly has still managed to fight his way through the #TimesUp, #MeToo, and #MuteRKelly movements. On Thursday, the numerous women who have accused the R&B singer of sexual abuse and pedophilia (and more) gain another powerful weapon in their arsenal of proof when Lifetime airs part one of the explosive docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. The six-part series features interviews with a number of Kelly’s alleged victims — included ex-wife Andrea Kelly — as well as members #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, R&B singer Sparkle, Kelly’s family, and members of Kelly’s inner circle. Each one sheds light on the intricate systems of rules and accomplices that have allowed Kelly to get away with his alleged misconduct for decades. However, even with all these individuals stepping forward, some big name collaborators and friends — and even some who had taken shots at Kelly publicly before — refused to speak on camera for the documentary.

As filmmaker and executive producer dream hampton told Shadow and Act, John Legend was the only artist who agreed to take part in the exposé. “I asked JAY-Z, I asked Mary J. Blige, I asked Lil’ Kim, Erykah Badu, Dave Chappelle…” hampton said, while adding Lady Gaga to the list of rejections in a separate interview with Detroit Free Press. “I mean, most people just don’t want to touch it. I remember Ahmir [“Questlove” Thompson] was like, ‘I would do anything for you but I can’t do this.’ It’s not because they support him, it’s because it’s so messy and muddy. It’s that turning away that has allowed this to go on.”

Even without the support of powerful celebrities, it’s clear Kelly is still feeling the pressure from the docuseries. TMZ reports that Kelly’s lawyer, Brian Nix, sent a letter to Lifetime threatening a lawsuit if the network airs Surviving R. Kelly as planned. Kelly and his legal team argue that the accusers are making false allegations to obtain fame and financial gain. Nix’s letter also claims that Kelly is in possession of two pieces of audio totaling five minutes long that show Lifetime knew “some of the girls are lying, but that the budget was too high to turn back now.”

(Of course, Kelly previously responded to the allegations with his 19-minute confessional “I Admit It”.)

Nix says the lawsuit will be filed on Thursday when Lifetime first broadcasts the docuseries at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m CT. Update 1:30 p.m. CT: Lifetime has responded to the legal threat, defiantly stating that Surviving R. Kelly will air as intended. “Lifetime has always been a brand that champions women’s stories,” a network rep told TMZ.

The three-night event will continue at the same time on Friday, January 4th and Saturday, January 5th, with each night featuring a two one-hour episodes. Watch a preview below.

Update: A new clip from Surviving R. Kelly has been shared via Rolling Stone. The clip finds Lisa Van Allen, who became one of the first women to speak out against Kelly in 2008, explaining her years under Kelly’s manipulation and control. She details the “runners” who worked at Kelly’s studio, how he’d block conversations from her mother, and demanded she not speak to anyone but him. Van Allen also detailed how Kelly controlled her sex life, including filming their interactions, forcing her into threesomes, and requiring her to call him “Daddy” both in and out of the bedroom.

“He would say things like ‘If you love me, you won’t try to change me. If you love me, you’d accept me how I am. If you love me, you’ll do these things for me,’” Van Allen says in the clip. “Those would be his little pep talks he’d give me.”

 

This article was originally writing by: HollywoodReporter.com

En Oxford encontrarás el País de las Maravillas y aún no lo sabías

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Todos conocemos la historia, ¿no es así? Una niña llamada Alicia empezaba a encontrarse muy cansada de estar sentada junto a su hermana en una orilla del río Támesis cuando, de repente, saltó corriendo cerca de ella un conejo blanco de ojos rosados. Llevada por la curiosidad, lo persiguió y acabó metiéndose en un agujero en la tierra que la trasladó a un onírico mundo en el que vivió un sinfín de surrealistas aventuras.

Dodos, pócimas, orugas parlantes, la loca hora del té y hasta un gato cuya risa se confunde con la mismísima Luna. El País de las Maravillas nos transporta a un lugar donde la fantasía no conoce límites, ni pretende hacerlo. Un mundo sin igual al que la gran mayoría querría poder ir en alguna ocasión. Por suerte, para entrar al excéntrico País de las Maravillas es posible que no te haga falta colarte por ninguna madriguera en la tierra. Porque la entrada real al mundo que Lewis Carroll creó para Alicia se encuentra en Oxford.

La historia de Alicia en el País de las Maravillas está íntimamente ligada a esta académica ciudad. Pues Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, la persona que escribía bajo el pseudónimo de Lewis Carroll, era profesor de matemáticas en el college de Christ Church en el momento en que escribió la novela y muchos de sus personajes están inspirados en personas reales que formaban parte de la vida del escritor.

Dodgson o, mejor dicho, Carroll, era alguien peculiar, una persona que contaba con una ilimitada imaginación. Además de profesor era un gran aficionado a la fotografía y pastor anglicano. Por eso, el periplo de Alicia nos resulta tan quimérico como lógico.

Decir que al País de las Maravillas se accede desde Oxford no es, para nada, una exageración. Pues todo comenzó allí mismo. Mientras Carroll ejercía la docencia en el colegio universitario de Christ Church conoció a la pequeña Alice Liddell, de casi 4 años, y a sus hermanas, Lorina y Edith, hijas del decano del college. Su primer encuentro con Alice tuvo lugar el 6 de marzo de 1856. Un día que, según él mismo indica en su diario, quedó señalado con una piedra blanca. Las visitas guiadas que organizan en Christ Church desvelan quién era el conejo blanco y por qué llegaba tarde, dónde se encontraba su famosa madriguera y hasta en qué árbol del jardín se encaramaba el gato de Cheshire.

Probablemente, Christ Church, sea más conocido por e el comedor de Hogwarts y, de hecho, Lewis Carroll creó, allí mismo, al Harry Potter de su tiempo: Alicia. Pero ¿cómo hizo un adusto profesor de matemáticas para crear este libro onírico que se convirtió en una revolucionaria obra maestra de la literatura universal?

Para entretener a las niñas Liddell, el escritor solía narrarles cuentos de su propia creación, algo que encantaba a sus jóvenes amigas. Pero fue en la dorada tarde del 4 de julio de 1862 cuando comenzó una de las excursiones en barco más famosas e importantes de la historia literaria. Aquel día de verano, el reverendo y su amigo Robinson Duckworth llevaron a Alice, Edith y Lorina Liddell en un viaje en barco por el río Támesis hasta Godstow. No era la primera vez que el profesor las entretenía con sus narraciones y, aquel día, Alice fue la que le instó a que, mientras él remaba, contase alguna. Y así fue como comenzó a tejer las enmarañadas y disparatadas aventuras de otra niña llamada Alicia siguiendo al conejo blanco hasta su madriguera.

Nirvana Suing Marc Jacobs for Copyright Infringement in Redux Grunge Collection

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Marc Jacobs lanzaba en noviembre su nueva colección Redux Grunge 1993/2018 inspirada en el género musical grunge y que pretendía homenajear la década que lo posicionase como uno de los diseñadores más transgresores del momento. Esta colección cuenta con modelos como Gigi Hadid o Slick Woods, con colaboraciones como la de Dr. Martens y según reza su propia página web, la colección está inspirada en el año 1993 cuando “Kate Moss o Naomi Campbell llevaban vestidos de tirantes con Birkenstock y Nirvana o Sonic Youth se convirtieron en la banda sonora de la época”.

Esta ‘inspiración’ en Nirvana ha costado a Marc Jacobs una denuncia por parte de los representantes legales de la icónica banda de los noventa, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic y Courtney Love, que les acusa de utilizar sin derechos su reconocido logo ‘smiley’ en una camiseta y una sudadera. En ambas prendas mantienen el mismo diseño de la reconocida cara de la banda pero cambiando las ‘x’ de los ojos por una ‘m’ y una ‘j’ y sustituyendo el nombre de ‘Nirvana’ por la palabra ‘Heaven’.

Según informa The Fashion Law sobre la demanda presentada en el Tribunal de Distrito de los Estados Unidos del Distrito de California Central, la colección “usa de manera engañosa las marcas registradas de derecho común de Nirvana, y utiliza otros elementos con los cuales Nirvana está ampliamente asociado para que parezca que Nirvana ha respaldado o está asociado de alguna otra forma”.Además la descripción de la prenda tampoco ha gustado al grupo. En el texto que acompaña a la camiseta en la web oficial de Marc Jacobs se menciona que “seguro que huele como un espíritu adolescente (smells like teen spirit)” haciendo referencia a una de las canciones más conocidas de la banda de Kurt Cobain.

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La respuesta de la firma de moda aún no ha llegado, sin embargo el propio Jacobs ha subido a su cuenta de Instagram un vídeo donde aparece un niño diciendo “no tengo tiempo para cotilleos” que el diseñador titula como “Mis sentimientos exactamente”.

Marc Jacobs se encuentra actualmente involucrado en otra demanda por copia, una presentada en noviembre de 2017 por un grupo de artistas independientes que afirman que la colección Resort 2017 de la marca fue “desafortunadamente… no original” y que “intencionalmente y con conocimiento” se hizo uso de diseños de los artistas.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have reportedly split. The couple, who reunited in March 2018 after their first breakup, are ‘over’ according to a new report. Their romance was ‘very tense.’ Here’s what we know!

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Gigi Hadid, 23, and Zayn Malik, 25, have split once again, according to Us Weekly. “They’re done,” one source reveals, adding that they “could get back together, but it’s over for now.” A second source adds that it was the model who “tried hard to make it work.” However, the former One Directionmember has “a lot of his own issues that she couldn’t help him get through.” Malik has been open about his struggles with anxiety in the past. “She cut herself off from all her friends every time they were together,” the second source explains. “She focused all her time and energy on him, but it just got to be too much.”

Hadid and Mailk dated for two years before they split for the first time in March 2018. They announced their breakup in long messages on social media at the time. But, it was less than eight weeks later that the pair had reunited. They were spotted engaging in some PDA in New York City. But, fans became suspicious when they did not post any photos together over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday in 2018. Hadid rang in 2019 without Malik, and instead attended Taylor Swift‘s NYE costume party with friends. Hadid and Malik were first romantically linked in November 2015. The model and singer have not addressed or confirmed the breakup report.

 

 

 

 

#BirdBoxChallenge.

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Iniciamos 2019 con una de las tendencias más absurdas, mortales y estúpidas de los últimos tiempos: el #BirdBoxChallenge.

Tal como su nombre lo indica, el reto hace alusión a la nueva película de Sandra Bullock exclusiva de Netflix. En donde los protagonistas deben andar en un mundo post-apocalíptico con los ojos vendados, porque… no vale la pena describirlo.

Netflix pide a sus usuarios que no arriesguen su vida con el #BirdBoxChallenge

La cosa es que algunos odiaron la película por lo bobo de su planteamiento, a años luz de A Quiet Place; pero otros realmente quedaron fascinados.Tanto y a tal grado que dieron origen al ya mencionado #BirdBoxChallenge. En donde los participantes deben hacer su rutina cotidiana con una venda en los ojos. Eso no es algo muy brillante de aceptar si eres un cocinero, un operador de maquinaria industrial o un taxista.

Pero parece que la gente lo está haciendo sin importar las consecuencias. Y el tío Netflix salió a las redes sociales para pedirle cordura a su audiencia:

No puedo creer que tenga que decir esto, pero: POR FAVOR, NO SE LASTIMEN CON EL BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. No sabemos cómo comenzó esto, y apreciamos el amor, pero Niño y Niña (personajes de la película) solo tienen un deseo para 2019 y es que no terminen en el hospital debido a los memes.

La petición de Netflix puede parecer exagerada, pero basta con asomarse un rato por Twitter para comprobar que esta tendencia se volvió viral. Y que la gente en realidad podría terminar herida.

Aquí una breve recopilación. Con fines meramente ridículoscientíficos:

 

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