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Jay Z Says Tidal Isn’t Failing And Is Here To Stay

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About a month ago, Jay Z held some huge press conference with the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna by his side to announce the launch of his own streaming music service, Tidal. He claimed (and still claims) that the service is “for the fans” and for the artists, who are often ripped off by the likes of record labels, iTunes, etc. Your $19.99 monthly premium membership fee would get you “high quality” streaming (which many have tested and reported that they detected no difference between Tidal’s and Spotify’s, which is half the price at $9.99 per month) and some “exclusive” perks like tracks only released via the service and early access concert tickets, etc.

If that all sounds pretty shitty and you’d rather spend your hard earned cash on anything else, you’re not alone. Critics and fans have panned that shit since its release, and just today Jay finally felt compelled to speak out and defend Tidal, insisting it’s here to stay. I warn you, this is a long one, so stay strong, and I’ll see you on the other side.


Whew. Did you make it? Good job. Now how long do we think it is before Tidal folds?

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Kanye West Made Kim Kardashian Accept Bruce Jenner As Transgender

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Bruce Jenner confirmed months of speculation on Friday during a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, telling the world that he is transgender and is “for all intents and purposes… a woman”. While the response has been overwhelmingly positive from both the public and his friends and family (or so some of them would like to pretend – looking at you, Kris), one person took it a bit harder than others, and that’s Kim Kardashian. That is, until her husband, Kanye West, really opened her eyes by dropping some profound philosophic truth (about himself, natch) on her.

From Variety:

Bruce Jenner said that Kim Kardashian didn’t know what to think about his transition to a woman after catching him one day in a dress. But then something changed.

“You know what really turned me around?” Jenner recalls the reality TV star asking. “Kanye.”

The rapper, who recently married Kardashian, had the following advice for her:

“I can be the most successful person in the world…I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, which I am…but I’m nothing if I can’t be me…if I can’t be true to myself.”

Because Kanye having the freedom to be an egocentric maniac is definitely the same as being trapped in the wrong body and suffering gender dysphoria because of it. But whatever! She got there in the end, I guess.

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Bobby Brown Wants Guardianship Over Bobbi Kristina’s Estate

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Things are still very touch-and-go in Bobbi Kristina‘s world. Despite statements from her father, Bobby Brown, that she was awake and “watching him”, the truth is that she’s still very much in the medically induced coma doctors placed her in back at the end of January, when she was found face-down in her bathtub at home. It’s incredibly sad, and chances are she’s just not going to make it, but before the Houston and Brown families can come to an agreement on what to do, Bobby wants to get his hands on his daughter’s estate.

From NBC 11:

Bobby Brown has filed for guardianship over Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate.

Bobbi Kristina, the 22-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, was placed in a medically-induced coma after being found unresponsive in a Roswell home on Jan. 31. Last month, she was moved from Emory University Hospital to DeKalb Medical Center.

David W. Long, the attorney for Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother Cissy Houston released a statement saying:

This is a family matter involving sensitive information. We hope to resolve this in a manner that is respectful of Bobbi Kristina’s sensitive health information. The Houston family has always looked out for the best interest of Bobbi Kristina Brown. The family has done so all of her life and will continue to do so. We trust that others have the same objective.

Yikes. Please do not let this man have ANY control over anything of Bobbi’s. He was barely there throughout her life and I don’t trust him not to squander every last penny she owns. And why would he be filing for this now? Yes, I know it could be that both sides of the family are starting to accept her fate, but it just seems seriously tacky. I know it has to be dealt with, but I think Bobby’s a sleazeball and this whole thing is a mess.

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Kim Richards Checked Herself Into Rehab

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In an effort to save face a bit, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmate Kim Richards has decided to check herself into rehab. The eye-opener? Being arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct and kicking a police officer did it, as if that’s surprising. Something tells me this is a ploy to escape any kind of prosecution, but who knows.

From TMZ:

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, Kim is in a live-in facility in Malibu which specializes in substance abuse. We’re told she made the decision after consulting with family.

We’re told she will stay at the rehab facility “as long as it takes.”

As long as it takes for the public to move on to other news and forget this happened? As long as it takes for police to drop the charges against her?

Anyhoo, I guess good luck. Get your life together, girl.

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Scarlett Johansson Divorced Ryan Reynolds Because Marriage “Takes Work”

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Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds were only married for a little less than three years (2008 to 2011), and they’ve both since moved on with different partners, had babies, yada yada. But for a while there, they were kind of an “It Couple” in Hollywood, and a lot of people just couldn’t understand why they broke up, for some reason. If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck! Scarlett has finally sorta kinda alluded to her relationship with Ryan, though not really directly or in any way that’ll tell you anything important.

From Parade:

“Acting is a very strange world to be co-existing in,” the Lucy star told the magazine. “It’s very volatile. There’s always going to be the more successful person. It’s related to rejection. Because actors, if they’re not having success, connect it directly to unpopularity — to the fact that nobody wants them.”

“[Marriage] takes a lot of work. It takes a man who’s not only confident in the love that you have for one another, but confident in what he has going on in his own career. He has to be in a field that’s completely different from yours,” she explained to Parade.

Well, duh. This is why most Hollywood marriages fail. Egos get in the way, jealousy springs up and it’s all a mess. This was never going to work out, but hey, that’s all right. They both seem to be doing just fine without each other.

Bruce Jenner Comes Out As A Woman During Diane Sawyer Interview

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After months and months of speculation (and seemingly endless weeks of promotion), Bruce Jenner came out as a woman during his 2-hour sit down interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday night. During the broadcast, he admitted that he found it difficult to talk about his true identity as he didn’t want to hurt anyone, and admitted he briefly considered suicide but ultimately decided not to, as he wanted to see how his story would end.

For now, he’s asked people to continue using “he” pronouns (hence the reason I haven’t switched to she), but either way, I think this was a really brave and important thing for Bruce to have done. Here’s how he describes his experience:

God’s looking down, making little Bruce. He’s looking down and he says, “Okay, what are we going to do with this one?” Make him a smart kid, very determined, and he gave me all these wonderful qualities. And then at the end when he’s just finishing, he goes, “Wait a second, we gotta give him something. Everybody has stuff in their life that they have to deal with, what are we going to give him?” And God looks down and chuckles a bit and goes, “Hey let’s give him the soul of a female and let’s see how he deals with that.”

So here I am stuck, and I hate that word a girl stuck in a guy’s body. I hate that terminology. I’m me. I’m me. I’m a person. This is who I am. I’m not stuck in anybody’s body, it’s just who I am as a human being. My brain is much more female than it is male. It’s hard for people to understand that but that’s what my soul is.

I look at it this way. Bruce always telling a lie. He’s lived a lie his whole life about who he is. And I can’t do that any longer.

Good for him, and best of luck.

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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week

This week features THREE looks from Blake Lively. Can you handle it??

This week features THREE looks from Blake Lively. Can you handle it??

Hello lovely people. Welcome to another round of Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! How has everyone’s week been? Anything exciting happen? Anything awful? Let it out, I’m here.

While you’re doing that, take a gander at these celebrity outfits, and make your picks for who had the BESTWORST, and most WTF look of the week. Here’s last week’s celebrity looks, in case you care. This week we’re seeing lots of wide-legged pants/pantsuits. 

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Here’s Renee Zellweger. It’s a very romantic look, to wear a lacy trench coat with a top knot. I’m always a fan of a good coat.

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