Original Content podcast: Netflixs Rhythm + Flow tweaks the music competition formula

“Rhythm + Flow” is Netflix’s take on a reality TV staple — the music competition show. With Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and Tip “T.I.” Harris on-board as judges, the series searches for the next big hip-hop star. In some ways, “Rhythm + Flow” sticks to the formula popularized by “American Idol,” “The Voice” and similar shows, with several episodes devoted to auditions in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and Chicago, followed by a gauntlet of challenges in which contestants hone their skills and prove their worth, culminating in a final showdown with one big winner. But as fellow TechCrunch writer Megan Rose Dickey helps us explain on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, the series stands out …

I Wonder If My Rapist Knows Hes A Rapist?

Chrissy Stockton Updated November 21, 2019 Processed with VSCO with f2 preset Writer’s note: Rape is a sensitive topic so please think carefully about whether you’d like to read this article. I have really struggled with talking about my experience on my own terms because of how saturated our culture is with conversation and opinion on this topic, please bear with me. (Please don’t send me any emails about how I didn’t write about my rape correctly!!!) Chrissy Stockton Updated November 21, 2019 Processed with VSCO with f2 preset The only time I talked to my rapist about my rape, I called it “the sex thing”. As in, “I was really upset about the sex thing.” I didn’t want to …

The Empty Spectacle of Kanye Wests Bible-Themed Opera Nebuchadnezzar

I was there, but I still cant tell you much about Nebuchadnezzar, Kanye Wests Euphoria lite: a vaguely diverse group of young people in haphazardly ambitious outfits of the moment. We were a shuttle of fools, though less foolish than those who parked directly at the venue, where their cars would be packed in like sardines, held hostage until the very end of the night. We arrived at the amphitheater from the shuttle right at 4 and climbed to our nosebleeds. A young white woman with a septum piercing walked by; she was wearing a fake tie-dye shirt that said in a blocky white serif Be kind. I did my best. I looked at everyone with open eyes. Women brought …

People Are Posting Their Decade Transformations And Here Are 30 Of The Best Ones

The Here are some posts we liked—scroll down and have a look. Then share your thoughts, what you think of this trend, and how things have changed for you this decade in the comments below! #2 #3 But there’s no need to roast your former self, especially if you were a literal child in 2009. Learning to dress yourself isn’t a “glow up”, that’s just growing up. And nobody likes their fashion choices from 10 years ago. Don’t be so hard on yourself! See Also on Bored Panda #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 See Also on Bored Panda reply Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Scooter Braun breaks six-month silence on Taylor Swift dispute

(CNN)Music manager Scooter Braun has finally broken his silence on Taylor Swift’s public statements of displeasure with him, his company and her former record label. The saga began in July, when the singer’s early music catalog was sold to a company owned by Braun in a deal worth roughly $300 million, according to Billboard. Swift called the agreement a “worst case scenario” upon its announcement. Her discontent split members of the music community, with each party finding their defenders. “The only good thing for me is that when you get knocked down on some stuff, you get to find out who your real friends are real quick,” Braun, who never mentioned Swift by name, said. “And watching some people in …

Daily Crunch: Uber faces legal battle in London

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber has again been denied licence renewal in London over safety risks With Uber’s two-month license extension in London coming to an end, the company has once again been denied a full renewal by the city’s transport regulator — which said that it had found a “pattern of failures” that put “passenger safety and security at risk.” This doesn’t mean the company has to halt London operations immediately. Instead, Uber says it will appeal the decision, and it will be able to continue operating in the …

Demi Lovato Debuts Baby Bump For ‘Will & Grace’ – Bun In The Oven Or Just Taco Tuesday?! – Perez Hilton

Is Demi Lovato pregnant?!?! Or did Taco Tuesday just hit INCREDIBLY hard this week?! The answer, at least in this case, is neither! The Sorry Not Sorry singer debuted a brand new look on Instagram Wednesday night, and it’s sure to make you do a double-take for just a second… until you realize it’s all just a cute little get-up made for TV! Whew! As you can see (below), the talented songstress showed off a (fake) baby bump covered up by a very cute polka dot dress, apparently as part of the wardrobe One clever fan noted the Sober singer was ironically “pregnant with D7,” alluding to the star’s highly-anticipated seventh studio album. Lovato confirmed as much by replying directly to that message later …

Netflixs Dolly Partons Heartstrings Does a Disservice to the Country Divas Songs

The most objectionable thing about Dolly Partons Heartstrings is its length. There is no good reason why even an excellent show adapted from three-minute-long country songs would need to have 80-minute long episodes. That the new Netflix anthology series is far from excellent makes the egregious, narcolepsy-inducing episode length even less justifiable. Each of the eight episodes of Dolly Partons Heartstrings is a standalone story based on one of Partons songs, including Jolene, These Old Bones, and JJ Sneed. Each episode is named after a song and, based on the two made available for review, the plots rarely stray from the original lyrics. The result, eight fully fleshed-out mini movies, is a testament to Partons To Kill A Mockingbird-esque courtroom …

Grammy nominees revealed

(CNN)The nominations for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday. She was joined by singer Bebe Rexha and CBS’s Gayle King. Here’s a list of some of the Grammy nominees. The complete list of more than 80 categories can be found on Grammy.com. Record of the Year “Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande “Hard Place” — H.E.R. “Talk” — Khalid “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo “Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee Album of the year “I,I”- Bon Iver “Norman F***ing Rockwell” — Lana Del Rey “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go” — Billie Eilish “Thank U, …

Dennis Quaids Real-Life Parent Trap and More of Hollywoods Most Notable May-December Couplings

Last month, Twitter had a field day when Dennis Quaid announced his engagement to a woman 39 years his junior. The 65-year-old actor proposed to 26-year-old Ph.D. candidate Laura Savoie after just five months of dating. He and the blonde beauty were vacationing in Hawaii when he popped the question. As if flexing his youthful hipness to his millennial fiance, Quaid proposed via selfie, according to an interview with Extra. She was actually taking a selfie of us, he told Extra, and I put the ring in front and said, Will you marry me?and then she fell down. He described the romantic moment as kind of spontaneous and very much a surprise. However, fans and cynics alike were quick to …

Why I’m ordering turkey this year rather than following the family recipe

(CNN)In the 1940s, as my family story goes, my grandmother Irma worked for Armed Services Editions, a publisher that sent more than 122 million books to servicemen around the world. One of them was a strange collection of essays by the writer Morton Thompson, including “How to Cook a Turkey.” This year is different. This year we’re ordering a “Thanksgiving dinner” special from a grocery store in Omaha. Other than a pie (my wife insists she must make a pie) and maybe some mashed potatoes (my daughter’s request), we don’t plan to cook. There’s a reason our rituals are changing, and it’s going to be OK. My mother died in mid-November last year, and this will technically be our second …

Bon Jovi Opened 2 Restaurants That Allow People In Need To Eat Free Of Charge

While Jon Bon Jovi is very well known for his career in music, very few are familiar with the kind things he has done to make our world a better place. In 2006, he founded The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation which aims to support community efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. One of the most prominent deeds of the foundation is the opening of JBJ Soul Kitchen, the community restaurant where people in need are not required to pay for their meals. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: jbjsoulkitchen Patrons are not required to reserve a table in advance. The restaurant works under the first-come-first-served principle, however, people who are struggling financially …

The real reason Victoria’s Secret show is going away

(CNN)There are those who will point to the decline of print to explain why Playboy magazine is a shell of what it once was, when circulation topped 5 million in the 1970s (it’s a fraction of that now). And some will triumphantly point to the new push for diversity and inclusion in recent issues of Sports Illustrated’s famed swimsuit issue for stripping the mag of must-read (or rather, must-see) status. But I tend to believe there’s a simpler explanation for the fate of these enterprises. Listen to the insightful words of Trekkie Monster, a character from the 2004 Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q:”

Scooter Braun pleads with Taylor Swift to find ‘resolution’ after receiving death threats

Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta pose for a photo at a private residence on June 28 in Montecito, Calif. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Ithaca Holdings) Following the $300 million sale, Swift alleged in a blog post that she was never informed of the deal and had her previous requests to buy back her masters denied. She also accused Braun of “manipulative bullying.” TAYLOR SWIFT TO RECEIVE ARTIST OF THE DECADE AT AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS The public feud continued up until last week, when Swift took to Twitter on Nov. 14 to accuse Braun and Big Machine CEO Borchetta of not allowing her to perform her old songs at the American Music Awards this Sunday. Big Machine has since released a statement …

Why Booker T. Jones Music Goes Straight to the Heart (Because Thats Where It Comes From)

When I would tell people that I was writing about Booker T. Jones, most of the time I drew blank stares. But when I added, As in Booker T. and the MGs, their faces lit up. Didnt matter if they were old or young. They knew. Maybe they just knew Time Is Tight, I called his publicist. Can you be here at two tomorrow? Eighteen hours later I was watching him try to eat a salad and answer questions at the same time. Nineteen hours later I had a good idea of how this man could write and perform a song as powerful and unforgettable as Green Onions. At 75, Jones still cuts an impressive figure: tall and fit, composed, …

Radio 1 Rap Show DJ: ‘Women not given a fair crack’

Skip Twitter post by @tiffanycalver A really big reason I took the role on that I have now is because I really hoped it would help to switch the narrative. Inspire more women to do anything in this world and know that gender, like many things, should never hold you back. — Tiffany Calver (@tiffanycalver) November 20, 2019 Tiffany Calver became the first woman to host the prestigious Saturday night slot when she took over from Charlie Sloth 10 months ago. She didn’t give details of the type of criticism she had faced but claimed it had been happening for some time, which is why she decided to address the issue publicly. “I’m getting thicker skin, promise,” she wrote. “But …