From stem to stern, it was a night of keeping up appearances, a simulation of normalcy in a year where normal doesn’t seem possible. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TW Ten winters ago, a trove of snaking, lascivious R&B tracks appeared seemingly out of thin air, credited to someone or thing called the Weeknd. They were studies in stark contrasts: “Loft Music” floated gossamer samples of Brooklyn indie rockers Beach House over trap drums, and “What You Need” sunk a sample of Aaliyah’s voice under gauzy synths, her whisper bubbling up through the watery mix like a lover emerging from a warm bath, all of this in service to an angelic voice uttering the most devilish advances. The singer, an East Toronto native and recent college dropout named Abel Tesfaye, gave voice to our darkest late-night moods, to the allure of pushing a body past its limit in pursuit of pleasures both psychedelic and carnal. In March 2011, the Weeknd released House of … [Read more...] about So Now the Weeknd Is Our Collective Escape From Hell?
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Jay Z. Photo: Mat Hayward/FilmMagic Back in August, we learned that after 15 years, Jay Z would have to testify in an absurdly complicated and long-standing lawsuit involving his hit song “Big Pimpin.’” Jay Z, who is being sued by the nephew of late Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi for sampling Hamdi’s song “Khosara, Khosara” without proper licensing, was expected to take the stand in court next week along with the song’s producer, Timbaland. However, it now appears the trial may have hit another snag. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jay Z filed paperwork on Friday requesting to have the trial delayed on the grounds that Hamdi’s nephew, Osama Ahmed Fahmy, is playing games. He claims that Fahmy gave late notice to Jay Z’s lawyers that Fahmy would not be attending the trial due to a “medical condition,” and instead wants to use a deposition from six years ago as his testimony in order to “avoid … [Read more...] about Jay Z’s Decade-in-the-Making ‘Big Pimpin’ Trial Might Take Even Longer to Head to Court
February 08, 2021 - 19:36 GMT Brandi Fowler Kelly Ripa’s Super Bowl nails are as stylish as you would expect - and we're obsessed with the color for spring. Kelly Ripa has us singing the blues for all the right reasons. MORE: Kelly Ripa's diet confession may surprise you - but it's so relatable After making our stomachs growl with the delicious display of Super Bowl grub she shared in her Instagram Story Sunday, the Live With Kelly and Ryan star flashed her manicure for the big game - and we were smitten. Kelly flashed her Super Bowl party nails on Instagram In the photo, the daytime TV host could be seen standing in her closet with her hand over her face to show off her blue nails. “When @instasuelos blows off closet time for some big game,” she captioned it, referencing her husband Mark Consuelos. She went on to share a closer look at her manicure, adding that nail artist @Nailedbyasami splashed on the blue … [Read more...] about Inside Kelly Ripa’s Super Bowl party – and her nails are as stylish as you would expect
February 09, 2021 - 23:32 GMT Brandi Fowler Rihanna dropped major beauty news you might have missed during the Super Bowl - and it's a total game-changer. Trends may come and go, but only Rihanna can bring them back with new energy and stop us in our tracks. MORE: Rihanna launches a game-changing Fenty Beauty mini keyring lip duo Rihanna wowed in a tie-dye slip dress and matching bucket hat Such was the case when the songstress hit Instagram Saturday in a tie-dye, rainbow bucket hat, and a matching mini slip dress - the tie-dye trend of last summer but with a fierce updated twist. She completed the look with clear Chanel shades, a statement necklace, jade earrings, a jade ring, and a jade bracelet. “Jade in the shade,” Rihanna captioned the snap, which showed her leaning against a pole in front of foliage. And we weren’t the only ones who swooned. The songstress racked up nearly six million likes after sharing … [Read more...] about Rihanna dropped major beauty news you might have missed during the Super Bowl
February 08, 2021 - 16:48 GMT Karen Silas Elevate your home with Wayfair’s best furniture and homeware deals & discounts on bedding, kitchenware and more We’re all spending a LOT more time at home – and we're betting you’re noticing some little things you’d like to improve about your living space to make it the oasis you need.RELATED: The best homeware sales to shop now Whether you want to make cooking more fun and easy, make your work from home office more Zoom worthy or just need to add some cheery new colours and vibes, the Wayfair sale has you covered. With hundreds of bargains to sort through in the Wayfair sale, we’re going to make it a bit easier for you by showing you our favourite picks from the best deals on homeware, with major discounts on: Home decor Bedding Kitchenware Garden essentials Home office needs Rugs And are you in the US? Don’t worry – you can shop … [Read more...] about Wayfair’s big home sale: best deals on bedding, kitchenware & more