Jay Som Cannot Conform To Beauty Standards in ‘One More Time, Please’ Video

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Bay area singer/songwriter Jay Som (Melina Duterte) today unveils her odd, neon-infused music video for the song ‘One More Time, Please,’ off of her breakout album Everybody Works. In it, she spits out a moth-like sort of creature, paints her hands silver, and draws hairs all over her arms – it’s all behavior due to a rejection of society’s visual expectations of one another.

“We wanted to honor the heaviness of Melina’s lyrics by channeling the essence of madness many feel while attempting to live up to societal standards, behaviors or even personal obsessions,” said directors/writers/producers Christopher Good and Andreina Byrne. “This madness can become mentally and physically enslaving. We follow the main character as she attempts to satisfy these standards/obsessions until she realizes her obsession with such is more of an internalized threat. This realization of her own obsessive state guides her to find her own peace of mind and acceptance of herself.”

Jay Som is currently touring Europe in support of her debut album, and will continue into America this summer, sweeping the festival circuit and headlining shows of her own.

Som said earlier this year: “As a female-identified musician and a queer person, you have people constantly telling you the world isn’t made for you. I think this is a very sensitive time where we should be thinking about people who don’t have as many opportunities as the typical white indie band.”

Take a look at the “One More Time, Please” video below:

Miley Performs Beautiful Acoustic Cover of ‘Malibu’ for Elvis Duran

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Miley is making the press rounds today, and her latest stop is on Elvis Duran, where the provocative pop star turned folksy singer-songwriter did an acoustic set of her new single, “Malibu.”

The set gave Cyrus a chance to show off her powerful, smoky vocals, and we actually think “Malibu” might be even better stripped down. She dressed in a Joanne-era hat and floral dress, and her performance took us back to one of our favorite Miley moments of all time: her Backyard Sessions “Jolene” cover, naturally (available below).

Rumor has it this mellow vibe is indicative of Cyrus’ forthcoming album, which we’re guessing is the former Disney star’s take on a Joanne career chapter. She recently told Billboard that her goal. with new music isn’t to please the masses: “My main concern isn’t radio. I truly don’t even listen to it.”

Take a listen to the earthy rendition of “Malibu” below:

 

If you’re a true fan, you’ll no doubt have already found your way to this video on your own, but in case you’re in a pinch and need it now:

 

Also, something very important we just stumbled upon:

Birchbox Man’s Kyle Bergman Reveals the Secret Grooming Products He Swears By

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No matter where you shop for your bathroom products, it seems like there’s at least three separate aisles stuffed with grooming ‘essentials’ in every store. How to navigate such an extensive selection of oils, and creams, and gels, and essences? Some sites will tell you less is more, to stick to one tried-and-true product, while others will note the importance of several different mineral extractions to keep you from turning into a wrinkled up prune.

In situations like these, there’s only one sure solution: turn to the real experts. Which is why, to celebrate the five-year anniversary of Birchbox, we’ve enlisted the sage self-care wisdom of Birchbox Man’s Grooming & Lifestle Merchant, Kyle Bergman, to tell us, once and for all: what should we be using to our skin and hair feeling its best?

Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash Traveler: “I love a face wash that foams nicely and leaves my skin feeling super clean, almost to the point of dry after using (and before I apply moisturizer),” says Bergman. “Not only does this face wash do just that, but it’s made with high-grade natural and organic ingredients that you can actually pronounce.”
 
Ernest Supplies Protective Matte Moisturizer: “This product comes in an awesome travel-sized pouch, and the moisturizer does a great job hydrating with a matte finish that makes you forget you put it on.”
Kiehl’s Body Fuel All-In-One Energizing Wash for Hair & Body: “A great travel product hitting two birds with one stone, which can often times be ideal when on the road.  I love the smell that also lasts but not in an overpowering way.  Subtle, but effective.”

If you shave…
Harry’s Truman Razor: “I love the rubber grip handle in olive, and the new generation of this razor has a single blade on the head of the razor for closer, detailed shave spots.  The durable, flexible handle makes it easy to toss into any dopp kit or gym bag.”
Jack Black Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather: “Just as the name the says, the consistency of this product is so thick yet viscous that when I use this I imagine that’s what it feels like to shave a nice puffy, cumulus cloud.”

Proraso Liquid Aftershave Cream: “We don’t carry a ton of travel-size aftershave products, but this cream from Proraso is too good to pass up, and technically meets the travel-size requirements at 3.4 oz.  Super hydrating with slight hints of green tea and oatmeal, this is simply the best aftershave product I’ve ever used for my skin.”

If you rock a beard or some facial hair…
Northern Fir Beard Co. Beard Oil: “A relatively new brand, this 100% organic beard oil has a crisp, woodsy scent, and does a killer job hydrating a dude’s beard as well as the skin underneath it.”

All housed in the…
Tooletries KOBY Bag: “Durable, waterproof, made from 100% silicone, complete with a rubber over-molded zipper, it’s roomy, leaf-proof, and incredibly easy to clean if one of your products’ caps happens to be a little loose (we’ve all been there).”

Artist Projects Insults Onto Trump Properties in Act of Resistance

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Photo: @IgorVolsky on Twitter

An artist has projected insults onto the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. in an act of protest. One such projection reads “Pay Trump Bribes Here” above the building’s entrance, while another reads “Open 24 Hours.”

The man behind piece is Robin Bell, a social justice artis and activist and multimedia journalist. Bell’s been projecting things onto the Trump property, just blocks from the White House, since the election in November. He first gathered attention in 2015 projecting “#JaredLies” alongside poop emojis in protest of the building of a local Subway restaurant.

Bell also projected the emoluments clause of the Constitution upon the wall of the hotel, alongside the words ‘Emoluments Welcome’ and images of the Turkish, Chinese, Saudi Arabian, and Russian flags.

“(They are) the countries we know for sure are paying Trump money,” Bell told Buzzfeed.

The emoluments clause prevents American federal officials from accepting money from foreign governments, and is the basis for the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’s lawsuit against the President.

While the projections were only up for about ten minutes before security guard covered the lens, onlookers were quick to document the images and send them viral online.

“One of the best moments tonight was one of the big tourists buses stopped in front of the hotel, and everyone started to clap,” Bell continued. “That was amazing.”

Courtney Love Gets Shot By Nico Tortorella in New Lifetime Movie Trailer

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The new Lifetime movie trailer for Menendez: Blood Brothers has us quite shook. That’s because the cast stars the legendary Courtney Love as Kitty Menendez and Nico Tortorella as her son and killer.

Menendez: Blood Brothers tells the true story of the infamous killings of Jose and Kitty Menendez, murdered by their own sons, Lyle and Erik, in 1989. Lifetime says:

“The movie explores the inner lives and motivation behind the murders of entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife Kitty at the hands of their sons Lyle and Erik in 1989. The movie will also reveal new details about the extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father’s hands, all while their mother looked the other way.”

Since it’s Lifetime, we can expect some serious tears, screaming, and weird sex stuff with our family drama, and with such an unexpectedly high profile cast, we’re already cancelling plans to make room for the premiere on June 11.

Myko Olivier and Benito Martinez round out the rest of the cast, while Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, known for Party Monster and their Robert Mapplethorpe HBO documentary, produce and direct.

Take a look at the trailer below:

Sandra Lee Admits She ‘Can’t Stomach’ Paul Ryan

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Photo: @SandraLee/ @SpeakerRyan on Twitter

Last week, Sandra Lee reportedly told Speaker of the House Paul Ryan that “I need you to go away,” refusing to allow him to parttake in a cooking segment on “Fox & Friends.” Now, she’s shared with Page Six that she detests the man.

Lee is a longtime celebrity chef and the girlfriend of New York governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo. Here’s what she had to say about Ryan:

“At first what occurred to me is that we are both from Wisconsin. And I realized he is the one thing from Wisconsin that I cannot tolerate or stomach. I just do not stand for anything he stands for.”

So, when Ryan tried to join her onstage during her cooking segment, she naturally did not react well.

“I was so angry I was shaking, and I never had that experience before in my life or on any show. I love Fox & Friends. That was the only time that happened to me. I do not get angry for too long. He left the set, and I was back to Sandra Lee.”

While Lee may not have made a loud political statement on the air – aside from refusing to let Ryan cook any fritters – she’s making one now:

“Just because I chose not to state my opinion does not mean I do not have one. When it comes to health care or childhood hunger issues, I am not going to be quiet, tolerant, or silent about my experiences or my convictions.”

 

Anna Wintour and Tina Brown’s Rivalry Is Being Made Into a ‘Feud’-Style Bravo Show

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Anna Wintour and Tina Brown are the latest iconic rivals to be immortalized on the silver screen, though this time Ryan Murphy didn’t get there first. That’s because Bravo is making a show a la “Feud” about the two Condé Nast legends and their careers.

The six-hour limited series is titled “All That Glitters” and is based upon the novel “Newhouse,” by Thomas Maier, Variety reports. The show will follow Wintour and Brown ascend the male-dominated ranks of Vogue and Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, respectively. Even after Brown stepped down from her roles at VF and TNY, she and Wintour continued to remain decidedly frenemies.

The show is produced by the minds behind “The Walking Dead” and “Masters of Sex.” we’re hoping for a Devil Wears Prada meets “Feud” meets War of the Worlds.

All That Glitters” is naturally quite similar to “Feud: Bette and Joan,” but it’s also not so unlike another new show set to air on Freeform: “The Bold Type,” based off of Cosmopolitan’s Joanna Coles. Though we’re hoping this one is the bitchiest, most Priestly-esque of the lot.

Grizzly Bear Release Very Chill New Single, ‘Mourning Sound’

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Grizzly Bear have just released the second single from their upcoming album Painted Ruins, out August 18. The new song, “Mourning Sound,” is an atmospheric jam perfect for driving down a coastal highway to.

“Mourning Sound” comes after “Three Rings” off the new LP, the follow up to 2012’s Shields. In addition to the new song, the band today announced a tour of North America and Europe to promote their upcoming record.

Grizzly Bear is a Brooklyn-based group composed of Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear (lol!) and Chris Taylor.

Take a listen below:

 

And while you’re here, might as well listen to “Three Rings” too:

 

 

‘Get Out’ Producer is Making a Black Lesbian Horror Movie

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We are all aware that Get Out is one of the best films of the year – the only thing that could ever make it better would be to drop in a whole bunch of lesbians. Wait… what’s that you say? That’s what producer Jason Blum is working on next?

It’s true: Blum is partnering up with Bessie and Mudbound filmmaker Dee Rees to create a new horror movie about black lesbians in suburbia.

The as-yet-untitled film is based on Rees’ own experiences in rural America – she said in the interview, ““You’ve got me and my wife, two black lesbians, and when we first moved in, we fought every day over all these little things: ‘Why is this over there? Did you move that?’ Maybe it was a ghost. Or maybe it was some other force – like us not wanting to be there or fitting in.”

A feature film with lesbian women of color as the protagonists, set in an exciting, scary, politically-charged horror climate? Count us way, way in. And if this next movie has got any of the cultural sway its producer’s previous movie did, we might be about to have a big gay blockbuster on our hands.