The Rise of Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande has had quite the rise to fame. The “Dangerous Woman” singer started her career on Broadway! She was in the musical 13. She then got the role of Cat on the Nickelodeon show Victorious. Most people have long since forgotten about her TV acting days. Since then, she has definitely made a name for herself in Hollywood. She has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry right now, like Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Big Sean, Zedd, and even Lil Wayne. Her first released single “The Way,” featured Mac Miller and reached the top ten on the billboard charts. We all knew then that the songstress was around to stay. After the release of her first album Yours Truly, critics had nothing but good things to say! Her range was compared to that of Mariah Carey’s. That comparison has stuck with Ariana throughout her career.

She has since, released another album titled My Everything. The album included singles like “Problem,” “Love Me Harder,” and “Bang Bang.” All three of these songs became instantly big. For the past two years, you can’t turn the radio on without hearing Ariana’s voice. Ariana’s biggest song “Problem,” which featured Iggy Azalea, reached number 2 on the Billboard charts.

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What makes Ariana so special is her mesmerizing voice. Her voice is angelic and has so much range that she can hit the unbelievably high notes and still sound great doing a much lower note. Ariana also presents herself in a much more “friendly” way. She dresses much more moderately than a lot of the other pop stars today. Her constant wearing of cat ears have also made their mark on her appearance and is something that people think about when they hear her name.

Ariana is now working on her latest album. She has released four songs from the upcoming album, the first one being “Focus.” The song is very pop-like and instantly gets stuck in your head. She even got Jamie Foxx to work with her on the song! Next came the song “Dangerous Woman.” The song is much different than her past songs but is just as catchy. She then released a song titled “Be Alright.” In this song, Ariana really shows off her voice’s range. Her most recent release features Lil Wayne and is called “Let Me Love You.” The song is sexy and catchy and is sure to be a hit!

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Let’s Talk About Jennifer Lopez

Want to know a secret? J Lo has really been running the world for almost two decades now.

Not really…but with all of her accomplishments, she’s basically dominating the world and is showing no sign of slowing down. The actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer has had massive success in all of these categories. She began her rise to fame in 1997 when she had her first leading role in the movie Selena. Two years later, she put out her first studio album, On the 6. In 2001, she then did something that no one else had done. She released her album J. Lo and her movie The Wedding Planner simultaneously and became the first person to have a number one movie AND a number one album within the same week. That’s the definition of “slaying the game.”

That’s just the beginning of her career! So far, Jennifer Lopez has appeared in 37 movies, 15 TV shows, and has released 10 albums! She has had four songs peak at number 1 on Billboard and has won a total of 210 awards. Beyond her movies and music success, she also has found that she’s a great business woman! J Lo has found great triumph in her clothing and perfume lines. Who wouldn’t want to look and smell like such an icon?!?

So, what all is Jennifer Lopez up to right now? She recently released a new single called “Ain’t Your Momma,” finished the finale episode as a judge on the hit show American Idol, and is in the lead role on a show called Shades of Blue. She also graced the cover of the latest issue of W Magazine. With such a busy life, she still finds time to be a great mother to her twin children, Max and Emme. Honestly, how does she do it?

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Four Books by Celebrities that you SHOULD Read

Many celebrities have taken time out of there oh-so-busy lives to write books so that the rest of us not-so-famous people can get a peep into their lives. It’s really generous of them and if you’re like me, you love to read these books and learn more about your favorite star’s life. Here, I’ve listed just a few great celebrity books that you should definitely read!

  1. The first to make the list is one of my favorite! “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler is a must read! The star of Parks and Recreation wrote a book that was released in 2014 that will keep you in stitches the entire time. Amy, being a comedian, doesn’t lose her personality throughout the entire book. She gives all of her readers insight on how childhood, teenage, and adult life. It’s inspiring and funny…it’s truly a must read!

  2. Of course if you read “Yes Please,” you need to read Tina Fey’s book “Bossy Pants.” The two books, like the inseparable women who wrote them, go well together. “Bossy Pants,” has the type of humor that we have all come to love from Tina Fey. It has a strong feminist message and keeps the reader very entertained. If you loved Tina on Saturday Night Live, you’ll love “Bossy Pants!”

  3. Another great book by a celebrity is “I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me” by the late Joan Rivers. Joan, luckily for us, took notes on many of the hateful things she saw, did and said throughout her life. She, of course, doesn’t have much of a filter…so when it came to writing a book, she put all of her unfiltered thoughts into it. She appeals to us all by telling the harsher side of many celebrities and even herself.

  4. Ellen DeGeneres has also published several books. Her latest book, “Seriously…I’m Kidding,” might be the funniest yet. The book will seriously have you laughing out loud as you’re trying to quietly read in the local Starbucks. While some of the chapters don’t have a super serious point, Ellen delivers great advice throughout her book and reminds us all to not take life too seriously.https://twitter.com/SMH_2711/status/689324549708447744

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The End of American Idol

Some TV shows are good, others are great, and others are so riveting that they become an iconic part of our culture. One of these shows, unfortunately, came to an end last night. American Idol, which made its debut in 2002, aired its finale episode of its final season. In the shows fourteen year run, it had some of the best ratings and produced some incredible artist. Let’s take a quick look back at some of the best moments in American Idol’s history!

The first season blessed us all with the lovely Kelly Clarkson. Before Kelly was producing top billboard hits such as “My Life Would Suck With You,” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” she was trying to make it big by auditioning for, what was called at the time, American Idol: The Search for a Superstar. After the songstress was announced the winner, all of our lives changed. We were all hooked to American Idol and we all got to hear Kelly Clarkson’s phenomenal voice on the radio. Our lives were all improved!

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Another great aspect of the show was Simon Cowell. The judge, who helped start the show in 2002, stayed on the show until 2010. Simon was known for making very frank remarks and causing controversy. His comments would often cause conversations all throughout America because of how harsh they were. However, this became a part of American Idol that we all fell in love with or hated…either way we liked to watch it. Here are a few of the best quotes from Simon Cowell:

“If your life guard duties were as good as your singing, a lot of people would be drowning,” “It was almost like you were giving birth up there at the end,” “You’re a beautiful girl, but you’re ugly when you perform,” “You ran the 100 meters…in 5 minutes.” Oh…Simon…we have missed you since you left Idol.

The fourth season of American Idol brought us all Carrie Underwood. The “Jesus Take The Wheel Singer,” won the show in 2005. The singer won the show and released her debut album, Some Hearts the same year. The album became an incredible success, being the fastest selling debut country album and the bestselling female debut album in country music history! Carrie has won seven Grammys, proving that American Idol has definitely benefited all of our lives and America’s pop culture.

In 2009, American Idol was on Season 8. Luckily, two people from this season became successful. The winner of this season, Kris Allen, has released three albums and one Christmas album. His song “No Boundaries,” peaked on the Billboard charts at number eleven! However, the biggest artist from this season was Adam Lambert! Adam, who was the runner up of the season, has seen great success. His songs “Whataya Want From Me,” “If I Had You,” and “Ghost Town,” have been stuck in all of our heads at some point. Season 8 was a great time for American Idol.

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On Season 12 of American Idol, there was certainly an interesting cast as judges that made the show even more entertaining. The judges were Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, and Nicki Minaj. Whose idea was it to put two pop divas in the same room for such a long period of time? As the season began to progress, the coverage of the show was no longer on the contestants but the judges. Mariah and Nicki had a famous feud all throughout this season. The media was constantly covering the shade that the two were throwing at one another. One of the best fights between the two that made us all life was:

Mariah: “I wanna lose three pounds.” Nicki: “I know how you can.” Mariah: “It’s a quote from Mean Girls. If you knew Mean Girls, you’d know.” Nicki: “I do know Mean Girls.” Mariah: “OK, who says, ‘I want to lose 3 pounds’? Which character?” Nicki: “Um, not Lindsay, the other one, with the blond hair.”

Mariah: “What’s her name?” Nicki: “You know something? Mariah…” Mariah: “I just wanna know. Broken promises!”

 

Ohhhhh what a time this was for American Idol.

 

Now that Season 15 has come to an end and the winner, Trent Harmon, has been announced, lets talk about the biggest star of the fantastic show. Ryan Seacrest. Ryan proved himself to be one of the best hosts in TV history. His run with American Idol, which lasted all 15 seasons, earned him a great spot within American pop culture. We all know his face and his fantastic voice. Thank you Ryan for helping with bring this incredible show to all of us in America!

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This Week’s Hottest Celebrity Instagram Posts

For most of us, Instagram is a way for us to share an artsy picture or a selfie from our latest adventure to a different city. However, for celebrities, it’s a way to share pictures that the rest of the world will stare at and envy. Celebrities have it made when it comes to Instagram. They have professional photographers, the best make up and clothes, and they automatically get more likes than we could ever imagine. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest Instagram pictures from celebrities in the past week.

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In this picture, Lucky Smith looks dapper as hell. His blue eyes and blonde hair stuns as his lips and cheek bones take over the picture. The model has 2.1million followers and is growing. If you didn’t know, Lucky is working with Isenberg for a new campaign. If the new line is going to make us look like that, sign us up!

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Ariana Grande posted this picture to promote her newest music video to her single “Dangerous Woman.” Ariana released “Dangerous Woman” as one of the singles from her upcoming album that comes out on May 20th. With Ariana looking so hot in this picture, we all have to find the music video online and watch it immediately. The “Love Me Harder” singer has 66.8million followers and is one of the most followed people in the world. That’s not a surprise when she posts pictures like this!

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Of course Justin Bieber makes the list. I couldn’t decide on just one picture! Going to his Instagram feed means you’re about to be over whelmed by many pictures of Justin Bieber and his perfect hair and body…but that’s not a complaint. Justin is currently on his Purpose World Tour. You can follow his many adventures around the world by adding to his 64.2million followers.

One of the queens of Instagram has to make the list. Kim Kardashian-West is constantly posting controversial pictures. Each time she breaks the internet with the post because the public erupts in argument over the picture’s “appropriateness.” The latest one is a picture with model, Emily Ratajkowski. The picture is obviously kind of edy…however, you can’t argue with the fact that the two women look HOT. Kim has 66.2million followers and that number is constantly growing.

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Cristiano Ronaldo posts a picture of him working out upside down and it almost gives me enough motivation to go workout! The Madrid soccer player has 53.8million followers and is known for not only his great soccer skills, but also his great looks. The soccer player and model is always posting pictures of himself working out or playing soccer.

Gigi Hadid shows off her fantastic body, her cute relationship, and her balancing skills all in one picture. The model posted this picture with her boyfriend, Zayn Malik, to promote the May issue of Vogue that she is featured in. Pictures like this make all of us insanely jealous of her life. Does she know she’s doing that to her 15.7million followers?

 

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