Celebs Celebrate Easter

Yesterday was, of course, Easter! It’s the day where we all love to dress up in beautiful colors, find eggs hidden about, and take gorgeous pictures with our family and friends to share with the world! The picture perfect celebs are no different, except that their pictures always seem to look so much better than ours. Let’s check out what some of our favorite stars shared with us on the day where we all eat a Reese’s Peanut Butter and Chocolate egg in our new favorite outfit.

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Reese Witherspoon posted a stunning picture of herself holding an Easter basket in a dress from her own store, Draper James. She started her own line of clothing and accessories in 2015. The style that is captured is nod to her southern upbringing and each season the clothes just keep getting cuter! Reese always captivates our attention but this Easter ensemble is an instant classic.

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Kylie Jenner, who never passes up on the opportunity to post on social media, shared a picture on her Instagram that was more candid. In the picture, we can gather that the Kardashian Krew had a great day of family time. Kylie is sharing something with Penelope Disick while Penelope’s mom, Kourtney seems to be taking a selfie with bunny ears on. What an adorable moment?!?

Kanye West blessed our Easter with a new song! In a simple tweet, Kanye said “Happy Easter!” and included a link to “Ultralight Prayer” on SoundCloud. Kanye has decided to slowly tweak his album The Life of Pablo and this new addition is just part of the process. Thanks Kanye for providing us with another reason to celebrate with more new music from you!

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Lady Gaga shared a very relatable tweet where she wished all of her Little Monsters a Happy Easter and said she was having a family dinner to cure her birthday hangover. The American Horror Story actress celebrated her birthday on Saturday with a grand party, had a family gathering on Easter, and today she turns 30! Happy birthday Gaga! P.S. we are all ready for new music from you!

What did you think of all the celebs’ Easter pics? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter using #glamorouspaper.

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Melanie Martinez: From Elimination to Glorification

On December 3 ,2012, on NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ Melanie Martinez was eliminated by the voters of America. Three years later, the people have spoke again making her debut album, ‘Cry Baby,’ number five on the Itunes top album chart. Since ‘The Voice,’ this twenty year-old woman from Long Island New York is thriving more than ever thanks to her talent.

Dollhouse EP

Before we move into Melanie’s album her EP, Dollhouse, was released in May 2014 and caught the attention of many music fans everywhere. The EP contains four songs, two of which graduated onto Cry Baby. The four songs on the EP include ‘Dollhouse,’ ‘Carousel,’ ‘Dead To Me,’ and ‘Bittersweet Tragedy.’ ‘Carousel’ was used for the popular television show on FX, American Horror Story season four. The music video resembles the eeriness of the show but takes on its own story. To be honest without the music video this song would not have the same impact it has. It brings out the darker tones of a carnival, and the dangers of falling in love with someone who just takes you round and round with no consideration of your feelings. Watch Carousel video here.

The favorite: ‘Bittersweet Tragedy.’ The song showcases a different side of Melanie’s style. She brings out her vocal talent and leaves the listener speechless when she finishes. She lets her voice carry the song with minimal music in the background, especially at the bridge. It is refreshing when an artist can stray away from the norm of their sound and still succeed in achieving that pleasant experience for their fans.

Cry Baby

Melanie Martinez’s debut album can be described in many ways, which I will get to, but if I had to describe it in two words or less, I would have to say it is melancholy pop. Melanie draws inspiration from Lana Del Rey’s mesmerizing vocals. There is no doubt that Melanie has a brilliant voice, but what distinguishes Melanie Martinez from many other artists, in her pop, and dark wave genre in her debut album, is her lyrics and style.

The dark childhood tone of the album can really hit home with some of Melanie’s listeners. she brings up broken homes, lost and tormented love, lust, and loneliness. In her song, ‘Dollhouse,’ there are two lines, “Everyone thinks we’re perfect./ Don’t let them see through the curtain.” In society, it is thought as important for families to maintain a certain image. Melanie embraces the darker side of childhood in this album and makes it relatable.Watch Dollhouse video here.

Some of Melanie’s lyrics can be cheesy, but it is made up with the music production of the album. The song ‘Soap’ for example has a great instrumental and the musical breakdown after Melanie sings the chorus is impressive. The same goes for ‘Pity Party.’ The lyrics in the chorus end with, “It’s my party I’ll cry if I want to.” It is a common phrase and lacks originality, but to be fair again the beat is enjoyable, and the back vocals being looped bring the song more to life.

The favorite: ‘Soap,’ has a great instrumental, and Melanie’s voice makes the song that much easier to listen to. It is a song I have put into my music library, and in my Spotify playlist.

All in all if you are a true music fan, you will enjoy ‘Cry Baby’ as a whole. Whether it is the lyrics, the music, Melanie’s eccentric style or dark videos, there are many reasons to like Melanie Martinez as an artist.  The album also come with a storybook, which helps explain the album better and give life to each song. Read Cry Baby’s storybook here.

You can also follow Melanie Martinez on Twitter @MelanieLBBH, and check her website for tour dates and more at Here. Please leave your comments and reviews on the album and share it with your friends!

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Celebrity Tweets of the Week: August 14th

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They’re back! TJ Thyne, who plays Dr. Hodgins on the Fox hit show Bones shared a small cast selfie on twitter this week. The gang is all on set to film season 11, which could possibly be their last. According to the show creator, there is going to be a crazy, dramatic story arc for Hodgins and Angela this season. Fingers crossed they stay together!

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Bones isn’t the only show filming this week… American Horror Story: Hotel is one of the most highly anticipated premieres this fall, and Lady Gaga is really teasing us. With this tweet, we can be sure that this season will awesome. Not only will Lady Gaga be in the cast, but so will Matt Bomer, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, and Lily Rabe. Is it October yet?!

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Mindy Kaling shared yet another picture from The Mindy Project season 4 set, where she appears to be holding a cookbook written by Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Unfortunately, this is not a real book and is simply a prop. But if this is a hint of what is to come, season four will surely be hilarious.

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Sir Patrick Stewart stopped by Buzzfeed and saw a familiar face. A few weeks ago he asked Taylor Swift if he could join her legendary squad, and of course Taylor agreed! Patrick took this adorable picture with a Taylor cardboard cutout. Hopefully these two will hang out in real life soon!

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It’s here! Lana Del Rey’s first official single off her upcoming album Honeymoon was released on Monday, and on Thursday Lana shared the music video for “High by the Beach” on Vevo. The video takes place (where else) on the beach, and shows her struggle for privacy when the paparazzi is always after her. It also has a crazy ending you won’t see coming. Check it out below!

What did you think of Lana’s video? And which fall show are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!

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