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Macklemore agrees: Iggy Azalea needs a reality check


Macklemore may be a bit misguided (his anti-Semitic stunt has yet to be forgotten), but when it comes to race, he knows the deal. Iggy Azalea is a hot topic at the moment given her blatant disregard for all things non-white, especially considering her appropriation of black culture. What does Macklemore have to say about it? Well… he kinda sees where all the criticism is coming from, actually.

As he explained during an interview with Hot 97:

“You need to know your place in the culture. Are you contributing or are you taking? Are you using it for your own advantage or are you contributing?  You cannot disregard where this culture came from, and our place in it as white people. This is not my culture to begin with…I do believe that I need to know my place.”

“I can cuss on a record…yet parents are still like, ‘You’re the only rap I let my kids listen to. Why can I wear a hoodie and not be labeled a thug?…Why am I on Ellen’s couch?…The privilege that exists in the music industry is just a greater symptom of the privilege that exists in America. There’s no difference.”

I never thought I’d say this, but uh… Macklemore just got deep on us. It’s perhaps slightly heartening to know that the guy realizes the privileges he’s afforded as a white rapper, though I suppose it doesn’t count for much unless he does something about it.

And yeah, Iggy Azalea is definitely taking a lot from the rap community, but sure sure as shit isn’t giving anything to it.

The whole interview is (somewhat) worth watching, if you’re interested:

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Are Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin still a thing?

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin enjoyed a rather short-lived romance in 2014 that was over far too soon (much to Gwyneth’s pleasure). However, it seems like they haven’t really shut the door on love as they actually just went to dinner at Kiwami Sushi in Studio City on Tuesday – right in time for the new year!

“They were engulfed in their little world of conversation,” a fellow diner tells PEOPLE about the “fun” dinner. “They were into each other and not noticing anyone else around them.”

Tucked away at a table towards the back of the restaurant, Lawrence, 24, and Martin, 37, “seemed to be just content with each other,” says the source. “He was really listening to what she was saying.”

I love that this is breaking commentary on what happened. I don’t know about you, but when you go to dinner with someone, don’t you give them your attention and generally expect them to listen to you when you’re talking? That’s not romance, that’s manners. But who knows, maybe there really is a love connection here! I was always a fan of this pairing, so stay tuned for this one!

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Alec Baldwin and Hilaria are expecting another baby!

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Hot damn, Pepaw’s still got it (and I say that as someone who likes him). That’s right: Alec Baldwin knocked up his wife Hilaria again and the pair are expecting their second child together later this year!

Hilaria announced the news on Instagram with the above photo and the following caption:

“The sun has set on 2014 and on my year of daily #hilariaypd ….2015 is going to be very exciting as we are thrilled to announce we are expecting another little addition to our family! (tadasana) #yogapostureoftheday”

I mean, damn. I know Alec is rich as shit so the kids will always be provided for, but there’s no damn way I would want to be having babies at 56. I don’t want babies even now, at 30, but think about it – he’ll be in his 70s when they’re graduating high school! That does not sound like a blissful sail into retirement, if you ask me.

They had their first child together (Alec has other kids, as I think we’re all aware) back in August 2013, so that’s TWO young kids under the age of 3 to look after once this one is born. Thank God they can pay for nannies, because you know they’ll want one.

Anyhow, congrats!

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Iggy Azalea has been diagnosed with TMJ

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Perhaps it can only be described as poetic justice to hear that Iggy Azalea, she who flaps her gums far too often about shit she knows nothing about (and magically seems to be rendered deaf and dumb when it actually matters), has been diagnosed with TMJ. If you don’t know what TMJ is, it stands for temporomandibular joint dysfunction, a jaw disorder that can cause pretty significant discomfort, headaches, lockjaw, etc.

This diagnosis comes at a pretty obnoxious time, considering Iggy plans on hitting the studio to start working on her new album this month.

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Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean we’ll be getting a break from her for any amount of time. She told fans she’s going to try acupuncture and take her own practitioner on tour with her this year.

Obviously I don’t wish pain and suffering on anyone, regardless of what a shitty human being they are, but there’s nothing wrong with a bit of schaudenfreude, now is there?

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Paramore’s Hayley Williams is engaged!

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I’ve been a massive fan of Paramore for years, and an even bigger fan of Hayley Williams, who is just as lovely of a person as she is a musician (seriously – I’ve actually interviewed/chatted with her a few times). That’s why I’m extra psyched for this announcement: Hayley and longtime boyfriend Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory are getting married!

Apparently Chad proposed on Christmas and they decided to announce the good news on Twitter with this amazing Photoshop job:

Super happy for both of them – I’m sure they’ll be really happy (and I actually mean that this time)!

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Russell Crowe advises women in Hollywood to “act your age”

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Listen up, Hollywood actresses over the age of 30 – Russell Crowe‘s got some important life lessons you need to hear. Feeling insecure about losing roles to younger actresses? Feeling the pressure all women feel to stay youthful at all costs, only x 10,000 since you’re in the public eye? Pshaw to all that! Russell’s sick of actresses not acting their age, and he wants you all to wise up and… follow Meryl Streep‘s example, or something!

In an interview with Australia’s Women’s Weekly, Russell dispelled some home truths:

“The best thing about the industry I’m in – movies – is that there are roles for people in all different stages of life,” Russell says, in an interview with The Weekly.

“To be honest, I think you’ll find that the woman who is saying that (the roles have dried up) is the woman who at 40, 45, 48, still wants to play the ingénue, and can’t understand why she’s not being cast as the 21 year old.

“Meryl Streep will give you 10,000 examples and arguments as to why that’s bullshit, so will Helen Mirren, or whoever it happens to be. If you are willing to live in your own skin, you can work as an actor. If you are trying to pretend that you’re still the young buck when you’re my age, it just doesn’t work.”

Yes, because Meryl and Helen are the rule, not the exception, right? Great, just what the world needs – another middle-aged man telling women how they should be acting. Russell needs to take this fuckery elsewhere. That’s not to say that I think women should be desperate to be younger, or that they shouldn’t embrace aging naturally because we all go through it – it IS to say that I don’t think women need Russell Crowe giving them life advice. Some things are better kept to yourself, Russ.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a married man!

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I don’t really follow Joseph Gordon-Levitt in any area – I don’t know much about his movie career or his personal life, so it was somewhat surprising to hear that he went and got married last month, just before Christmas! He tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Tasha McCauley at the couple’s home, which sounds cute. And if you haven’t really heard of Tasha, don’t feel bad. After all, she isn’t part of showbiz. She actually founded a robotics company based at NASA. Talk about a cool job!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt married girlfriend Tasha McCauley on Dec. 20, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

The pair said “I do” during a ceremony at their home.

“I have a girlfriend but I tend not to really like to talk about it in public,” Gordon-Levitt said in 2013, declining to name the lucky lady. “The girl that I’m with, she really doesn’t want to be a part of that.”

Well, that’s that, I guess. Now I wanna hear more about the robotics thing she does, though – that sounds awesome!

Uh, anyway – congrats to the happy couple. What little I do know of JGL is that he seems like a pretty decent dude, so mazel all around.

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