JANELLE MONÁE TO PUBLISH COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES

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Singer, songwriter, and actor Janelle Monáe is publishing a series of short stories called The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories from Dirty Computer. The book will be published in April 2022 in collaboration with other authors.

According to Publishers Weekly, Monáe has sold her book, The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories from Dirty Computer, to David Pomerico at Harper Voyager.

The book sees the singer joined by “an array of collaborating storytellers” to expand the world of her third album “Dirty Computer” The album featured a lot of futuristic and science fiction imagery. Along with it, Monáe released a 48-minute “emotion picture” that depicted this dystopian cyberpunk world, following a woman named Jane 57821, who works to escape from the systems that govern society.

In a statement to The BooksellerMonáe said “Picking up from that moment of escape, this story collection explores how different threads of liberation–queerness, race, gender plurality, and love–become tangled with future possibilities of memory and time in such a totalitarian landscape…and what the costs might be when trying to unravel and weave them into freedoms.”

She continues by saying “as a reader and writer of science fiction since childhood, it is a dream to have the opportunity to expand ‘Dirty Computer’ into a literary project. Writers, specifically Black, queer and genderqueer, are at the forefront of pushing the creative boundaries of sci-fi and speculative storytelling.”

The book is set to be released on April 19th, 2022.

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Kelsy Karter – “My Future” Billie Eilish Cover

Kelsy Karter’s 2020 debut album Missing Person includes a cover to Billie Eilish’s My Future. “‘My Future’ is a song about empowerment done in a way I’ve never heard,” Karter told Paper Mag, gushing about how Eilish has recently been owning her “body” and “sexuality.”

Check out the video premiere below and read Paper Mag’s interview to read more!

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New Content Coming To Netflix June

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As you know, every month content is being added or removed from Netflix. Below is a list of the content that we can expect added in June 2018. Quite a few of the new content being added in are Netflix Originals, including the films Set It Up, Sunday’s Illness and Alex Strangelove. New seasons of The Ranch, GLOW, Marcella and Marvel’s Luke Cage will also premiere, as well as the series finale film of Sense 8.

June 1

101 Dalmatians
Assassination Games
Blue Jasmine
The Boy
Busted!
The Covenant
The Departed
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
He Named Me Malala
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Just Friends
Miracle
National Treasure
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
November 13: Attack on Paris
Outside In
The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure
Righteous Kill
Rumor Has It
Singularity
Taking Lives
Terms and Conditions May Apply

June 2

The King’s Speech

June 6

Thor: Ragnarok

June 7

Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
The Night Shift: Season 4

June 8

Alex Strangelove
Ali’s Wedding
Marcella: Season 2
Sense8: The Series Finale
The Hollow
The Staircase
Treehouse Detectives

June 9

Wynonna Earp: Season 2

June 10

Portlandia: Season 8

June 14

Cutie and the Boxer
Marlon: Season 1

June 15

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
La Hora Final
Lust Stories
Maktub
The Ranch: Part 5
Set It Up
Step Up 2: The Streets
Sunday’s Illness
True: Magical Friends
True: Wonderful Wishes
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 6

June 16

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14
In Bruges

June 17

Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5

June 18

Encerrados

June 19

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

June 22

Brain on Fire
Cooking on High
Derren Brown: Miracle
Heavy Rescue: 401: Season 2
Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 2
Us and Them

June 23

Tarzan

June 24

To Each, Her Own (Les Goûts et les couleurs)

June 25

Hotel Transylvania: Season 1

June 26

Secret City
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro

June 29

Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits
GLOW: Season 2
Harvey Street Kids
Kiss Me First
La Forêt
La Pena Maxima
Nailed It!: Season 2
Paquita Salas: Season 2
Recovery Boys
TAU

June 30

Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory
Mohawk

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Radar: Adam Rippon To Host Rest Of Winter Games

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If you’ve been paying any attention to the Winter Olympic Games then you’ve heard of Adam Rippon. Bronze-medal winning Olympian, the 28 year old is Team USA’s first openly gay figure skater and overnight has stolen the hearts of millions. He’s sassy, he’s fierce, and he’s been all over our feed. From memes to his interviews, everything has been gold. How have we not heard of him before?

He completed his final event on February 16th, but don’t think you’ve seen the last of Rippon. NBC is just announced today, February 18th, that he will be joining their team as a correspondent to cover the remainder of the Winter Olympic Games on their many platforms, including television and social media, according to NBC spokesman Greg Hughes.

He is also hot on Youtube, appearing in a video with Milk from Season 6 of Rupaul’s Drag Race. Here he’s on the Today show eating Korean fried chicken. Even appearing in a video with Youtube sensation Tyler Oakley.

Make sure you watch Rippon on NBC as he covers the remainder of the Winter Games and keep an eye out. I’m sure we have not seen the last of him. Let us know in the comments what you think of Adam and the Winter Games thus far.

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Selena Gomez Slays the AMA Stage

Its no secret that some of our most beloved celebrities have cracked under the pressure of fame. And who can blame them? Relationships, addictions, mental and physical health: they’re all hard enough without a constant spotlight. Sometimes the consequences of fame become to hard to bear, even for the strongest of our favorites stars. Other times, that pressure will break their outer shell  and give birth to a stronger, wiser human being. In essence, all the bad is turned into something good- something powerful and resilient. Selena Gomez became the embodiment of this epic transformation at the recent 2016 American Music Awards.

“And I had to stop, because I had everything, and I was absolutely broken,” she said. “I kept it all together enough so I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.”

Most people assume they know what Selena is referring to. It would be hard not to. For months, Selena’s off and on relationship with Justin Bieber was everywhere. Literally. Every website, every magazine…everyone had something to say about the romantic struggle between the two. Like any long, serious relationship, it was a long and hard road to moving on. But, that was only one of the overwhelming obstacles Selena faced in the last couple of years.

Amidst all of the media-frenzy over her love life, in 2015, Selena confirmed that she had been diagnosed with Lupus. Being diagnosed with a potentially life0threatening disease did nothing to calm the constant media hysteria around her. People questioned the authenticity of her claims. Some even suggested it was a plight to gain attention and sympathy. As it would turn out, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. Though, the genuineness of her claims did little in shielding her from the negativity.

It was during all the chaos surrounding Selena’s life that  the negativity, the doubts and the insecurities managed to slip through the cracks of her well-built armor. Then came the anxiety and depression that would force her to take actions.

The attention her relationship invited didn’t help her condition at all. Even with the amazing support of deathly loyal fans and equally-loyal friends and family, the odds weighed against Selena.The relationship drama was more than enough to overcome for any sane person. The Lupus was debilitating. Throwing in anxiety and depression to the mix? It was a recipe for failure. But Selena refused to go down without a fight.The months of physical and emotional pain were enough to render her helpless to cruelty of the media and judgement of the world,  but still she was able to see her next necessary move. Rehab.

After canceling 34 shows left in her tour in August, Selena reportedly checked into a rehab in Tennessee. Selena went dark over social media and began to focus on her mental health. After years of a selfless battle fought for the benefit of her friends, family and fans, she made choices that would benefit her own happiness. The result are nothing short of mind-blowing.

On the night of the American Music Awards, Selena came back into the spotlight with a fire that had nothing to do with her eye-catching red dress. The confidence oozed from her: it was reflected in her presence, her attitude and, most definitely, in her speech.

Selena may not have performed this year, but she still stole the show and slayed the stage like no other. She is the same Selena that fans have all come to love and look up to, but shes stronger now. Shes filled the the gaps in her armor. It won her the respect and admiration of many. Though, Selena doesn’t need it.  Not anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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