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DiCaprio, Gaga, and Stallone: Hollywood’s Finest Dominate 2016 Golden Globe Nominations

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Nominations for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday and the ceremony’s biggest categories are loaded with countless household names.

First and foremost, heavyweight performer Leonardo DiCaprio is once again nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his newest film The Revenant, the account of an 1800s frontiersman struggling to find refuge in the snowy wilderness following a comrade’s betrayal. The Revenant received four nominations total, including one for Best Motion Picture, Drama. Continue reading DiCaprio, Gaga, and Stallone: Hollywood’s Finest Dominate 2016 Golden Globe Nominations

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Glitter Beards Flood Instagram as Latest Man Trend

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Hold on to those Movember manes for a little longer gentleman, because #glitterbeard is running rapid on social media.

First came the “beardstache,” then the “man bun” and now the glitter beard joins our elite list of hunky grooming trends gone viral. Coined by social media duo the Gay Beards, who decorate their beards with ornaments, flowers and paint, the glitter beard literally consists of just two things: facial fuzz and a whole lot of sparkle.

This week alone, the trend instantly became a popular Instagram and Twitter hashtag as plenty of men jumped on the bandwagon, posting merry photos of their bushy bristles.

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Star Wars, Marvin Gaye and a Tribute to Paris: AMAs RECAP

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Jennifer Lopez hosted Sunday’s 43rd annual American Music Awards and the result was a balanced mix of both today’s most popular music and this year’s most soul-pressing matter. Here is what you missed:

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Shia LaBeouf Live Streams Himself Watching His Movies for Three Straight Days

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Just when America thought child actor/former blockbuster starlet/ art freak basket case Shia LaBeouf’s decision-making could not get any more peculiar, he decided to stream himself watching the bulk of his filmography for three days straight, a performance art project named #ALLMYMOVIES.

Yes, for 36 consecutive hours, we can all watch LaBeouf watch himself… in a frigid New York City movie theater…with buttered popcorn and Coca Cola…for no apparent reason.

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Remember that ‘90s Jim Carey movie The Truman Show, in which Carey played this super nice, super normal guy unaware that every single second of his life has been filmed and broadcast to the entire world since before he was even born? This is pretty similar. Except that film was awesome and this is…different.

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Inspiration V. Imitation: Is Adele’s “Hello” A Record-Breaking Rip-Off?

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Although Adele’s return to music is dominating the charts after her three-year hiatus, some are now drawing comparisons between the celebrated singer-songwriter’s new song “Hello” and 1980’s rock musician Tom Waits’s “Martha.”

Waits’s record from 1973 contain dissimilar chords and style, but lyrically, “Martha” and “Hello” seem to share the same subject matter.

While Adele writes, “Hello, it’s me, I was wondering/ If after all these years you’d like to meet to go over everything/ They say that time’s supposed to heal, yeah/ But I ain’t done much healing,” 42 years ago Waits also wrote about reaching out to an ex-lover over the phone.

“Hello, hello there, is this Martha? This is old Tom Frost/And I am calling long distance, don’t worry ’bout the cost.’/Cause it’s been forty years or more, now Martha please recall/ Meet me out for coffee, where we’ll talk about it all,” he sang.

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Tamar Braxton’s “Calling All Lovers” A.K.A the Hopeless Romantic’s Guide to Trauma and Healing (Review)

by MARYAM OUTLAW

R&B singer and TV personality Tamar Braxton is renowned for her always hilarious meme-worthy one-liners and facial expressions. But after releasing her fourth studio album Calling All Lovers October 2, the songstress expresses a more profound side of herself with a 16-track CD shouting with passion and vocal strength.

In a heartfelt salute to Braxton’s past relationships, the Grammy-nominated musician said the album was inspired by boyfriends she dated before she met record-producer and husband Vincent Herbert.

Warning: Do NOT listen to this album in public. It will give you ALL the feels.

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This one is simple. Anyone ever scorned by a beyond trifling beau can relate to this album. Have you ever known a guy who just stopped calling one day and left you feeling embarrassingly insecure? Yup, this is for you. Have you ever unnecessarily put someone on a pedestal, intensely swearing your loyalty to them forever? Hop on board. Have you ever vowed to yourself never to let a dude even look your direction ever again because you know your presence is a reward in itself and he was undeserving. Welcome, welcome.

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Today’s Top 10 Late-Night Talk Shows, Ranked

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Late night television has undergone major renovation within the last year and a half. Some comedic heavyweights left television, some found new homes on different networks, and others came into the game as late-night rookies. While there is evidently plenty of late night to go around, some shows ring right, while others sometimes fall flat. So, here are today’s top 10 late-night TV broadcasts worth watching, ranked.

10. Late Night with Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers wowed audiences while hosting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update segment with his comedic timing and jokey interviewing, but his transition into late night has been evidently mild this past year. And while watching him reunite with other former SNL cast members warms a special place in all our hearts, Meyers fails to make a significant splash on the late night scene.

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Orange is the New Black: Season 2 RECAP

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Cue the countdown and prepare for hibernation. Though it has been a year since Netflix released a new season of Orange is the New Black, life will once again have meaning when fans finally view more prison drama for the hit show’s third season. But before that, it only seems fair to review the lives of our favorite (and not so favorite) characters through a reminiscent stroll down the dark halls of Litchfield Penitentiary. Continue reading Orange is the New Black: Season 2 RECAP

Kylie Jenner Lip-Inspired Challenge Leaves Many Shocked, Amused, Enraged

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Social media exploded in a mixed bag of reactions after #KylieJennerChallenge, a Twitter hashtag that dared youths to plump their lips by putting shot glasses to their mouth and inhaling as hard as they can, went viral earlier this week.

For months, YouTube has become flooded with Kylie-inspired makeup tutorials on how to mimic the teen’s look and achieve fuller lips through illusion. However, Jenner fans have taken the craze to an entirely new level, possibly damaging their mouths permanently in the process.

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Classic 90s Chick Flick Reboot in the Works

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Every modern day teen movie cliché you have ever known probably started back when theatres released the 90s cult classic teen movie She’s All That.

Popular girl breaks up with popular jock. Popular jock makes immature bet with popular jerk friend about random “ugly” loser girl.

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