Thursday, November 26

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Megan Thee Stallion reacts to lack of coverage on her shooting on Instagram Live

On July 27, Megan Thee Stallion went live on Instagram to thank dedicated fans who have reached out to her after news broke about her involvement in a shooting on July 12. About 180,000 viewers tuned in to watch the rapper wipe away tears and condemn anyone who made light of the situation — naming the incident the “worst experience of my life.”To recap, on the morning of July 12 in Hollywood Hills, Calif. rapper Tory Lanez was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon. The 27-year-old was released later that day on bail, but the story of the arrest slowly trickled into the news after the media learned that Lanez had been with fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the car after the two had attended a party at Kylie Jenner’s house.Police were initially ca...
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Cosplaying sculptor recreates iconic pop culture masks, from ‘Avatar’ to Zelda

Malcolm Hofmann of TikTok’s madprincedesigns is a cosplaying mask sculptor. Hofmann creates his own sculptures and molds to make costumes that reference “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avatar” and the video game Zelda. The artist typically constructs a clay sculpture of each mask that’s an art piece but also serves as the base to create a silicone mold for more masks.In one clip, Hofmann gave his followers insight on how to create a mold. He pours three layers of silicone onto an uka uka mask from the game Crash Bandicoot. Then he places another layer of silicone caulk onto it. Next, he smoothes on two layers of plaster bandages. Once dried, he removes the sculpture and the silicone mold is ready to use. In a different video, the artist shows how he constructed a...
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NYC shoppers stunned by A-list celebrity’s surprise appearance

Director Scott Derrickson posted never before seen footage of a certain “Doctor Strange” star surprising fans in a comic book store.Back in 2016, Benedict Cumberbatch was in the middle of filming his role as “Doctor Strange’s” titular character, when Derrickson suggested Cumberbatch make full use of his costume.“While shooting in Manhattan right in front of a comic book store, I spontaneously suggested to Benedict that he go inside and he agreed,” Derrickson wrote on Twitter.In his red cape and slicked-back hair, Cumberbatch waltzed into the narrow comic book store full of bashful fans.Never before shown moment.While shooting in Manhattan right in front of a comic book store, I spontaneously suggested to Benedict that he go inside and he agreed. pic.twitter.com/ge2...
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Lizzo stuns fans with video of her vegan ‘hangover cure’ breakfast: ‘Ugly but delicious’

Lizzo has social media in a frenzy after sharing her favorite “hangover breakfast.”The three-time Grammy winner, who has recently adopted a fully vegan diet, posted the recipe on TikTok. Her video has now drawn more than 2.3 million views, and thousands of comments from hungry fans.In the clip, the 32-year-old explains that she always craves cheesy eggs when she’s hungover. However, with her new plant-based diet, she’s been unable to have themHer solution? A full-on scramble made by combining a “vegan carne asada” with some non-dairy cheese and some JUST Egg, a plant-based substitute.“Here is my substitute for cravings when you’re hungover,” Lizzo captioned the [email protected] Might do a what I eat in a day vid because I feel like us fat queens need t...
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Drake officially has the most Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits ever

In The Know and Complex News have come together to bring you the latest news in hip hop music and culture.Drake has officially broken the record for most Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits since the release of his two new singles with DJ Khaled, which shot up to the No. 3 and No. 8 spots as of August 1.“Popstar” and “Greece” are the rapper’s 39th and 40th Hot 100 top 10s. Madonna was the previous record holder with 38 career top 10s, who beat the Beatles’ 34 top 10s in 2002 with the release of “Die Another Day.” Drake’s first Hot 100 top 10 was in 2009 when he came out with “Best I Ever Had” which peaked at No. 2.Madonna, however, still holds the crown for Hot 100 top 10 in lead roles. Due to the collaborative nature of hip-hop, Drake is the lead for 25 of his top 10 singles and...
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Netflix’s new show, ‘Love on the Spectrum,’ highlights the dating lives of people with autism

A new Netflix series is exploring the dating lives of young people with autism.The show, called “Love on the Spectrum” originally aired in Australia, but is now available on the streaming service. All five episodes of the docuseries debuted on July 22.Each episode follows the 11 contestants as they go on dates, explore relationships and look for love. The premise is simple and intimate — one of the reasons the Los Angeles Times called it “TV’s most honest dating show.”“We thought, why not represent these people in their best light, just like every other series does?” Cian O’Clery, the series’ creator, told the newspaper. “The fact that people have a disability or condition shouldn’t affect the way we represent them.”Many reviews have agreed that O’...
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now free for PlayStation Plus gamers

PlayStation gamers, get ready to throw it back to 2009.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered — the newly updated version of the beloved first-person shooter — is coming to PlayStation Plus in August.The game will be completely free to subscribers starting on July 28, according to PlayStation.Blog. August’s other free game, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, will arrive on August 4.Fall Guys, developed by Mediatonic, is a stylized multiplayer game that’s drawn comparisons to Rocket League in the run-up to its release. According to PlayStation.blog, the game asks players to “bend, bounce and bash [their] way through hilarious physics-based obstacles.”Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered brings new graphics and features to ...
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Lil Baby is ‘offended’ by artists offering him less than $100,000 for a feature

In The Know and Complex News have come together to bring you the latest news in hip hop music and culture.Lil Baby has received numerous accolades in his successful, albeit short, career. Both of his albums were featured in the top five of the Billboard 200 chart with his latest album, “My Turn,” debuting at No. 1. His mixtape “Drip Harder” became platinum-selling.These stats, along with Lil Baby’s cultural relevance right now, makes the rapper feel like a verse-for-verse exchange for features with other artists is disrespectful to him. In fact, in a since-deleted Tweet, anything less than $100,000 will “offend” him.At this point it’s safe to say I want 100k for a feature — Lil Baby (@lilbaby4PF) June 26, 2020View this post on Instagram Which bro...
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Kylie Jenner sparks backlash with alleged $200,000 gift for Stormi: ‘Read the room’

Kylie Jenner is no stranger to spoiling her two-year-old daughter Stormi. In July alone, she’s gifted the toddler a Louis Vuitton handbag, several mini Prada bags, Supreme tracksuits and brand new Nike gear, making Stormi’s wardrobe worth more than the average adult’s.However, those gifts pale in comparison to the one Kylie most recently gifted her “baby.” According to the Daily Mail, the makeup mogul allegedly spent $200,000 on a grey pony named Frozen for her daughter.In an Instagram post, the pony’s breeder — celebrity favorite Stal Wilten — supposedly confirmed that Stormi was the “sweet little girl” who bought the “precious pony,” though he later edited the caption to remove any mention of the famous family.“We got news [Frozen] has landed in L.A. an...
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Gigi Hadid divides fans with ‘upsetting’ home decor: ‘Ruined my day’

On July 26, supermodel and mom-to-be Gigi Hadid took to Instagram to give fans a glimpse of her newly renovated New York City apartment.“Spent all of last year designing and curating my passion project / dream spot,” she wrote about her space. “Of course it all came together right before quarantining out of the city … but I’m excited for the time I’ll get to spend enjoying all the special corners that were made with a lil help from some of my favorite creatives … who embraced my ideas and didn’t call me crazy.”Hadid’s “favorite creatives” might not have called her crazy when she asked for a bowl of pool balls in the kitchen or a giant mechanical pencil statue in the foyer, but many fans sure are.Credit: Instagram/Gigi HadidIn a now-viral tweet, comedian S...
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In true icon fashion, Ciara serenades her son just moments after he was born

Ciara and Russell Wilson have welcomed their second child together. This is Ciara’s third child — her eldest son and Wilson’s stepson is from her previous relationship with the rapper Future. Win Harrison Wilson was born on July 23, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Ciara shared an Instagram video with the newborn in the hospital to commemorate his birth. In the clip, the mom wears a black protective face mask while laying in the hospital bed. Win is still covered in vernix caseosa, or the cheesy white coating some babies are born with. Ciara serenades the infant who has his eyes closes and is resting against her chest. “Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Win, happy birthday to you,” the “Goodies” singer cooed. Win joins his s...
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Ja Rule slams ESPN’s tweet about his Bucks game performance

Whether it was under the influence of the “Sunday Scaries” or not, the people behind ESPN’s Twitter account decided on July 26 to randomly share a year-and-a-half old embarrassing moment for rapper Ja Rule.Never forget this Ja Rule moment pic.twitter.com/exqr24Dhbg— ESPN (@espn) July 26, 2020The clip is of a halftime performance at a Milwaukee Bucks game. Ja Rule, who is about to start his set, asks the crowd, “Are we ready?” and gets almost no reaction. “I guess not,” Ja Rule says, looking defeated, before walking down the stage.Apparently the moment is funny to everyone who isn’t Ja Rule. The rapper responded to the resurfaced memory by going on a five-tweet rampage labeling ESPN as “unprofessional.” Ja Rule claimed the company was trying to “discredit” him by sharing ...