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Ariana Grande Covers XTina Like A Boss

The similarities are striking. You may have heard people compare Ariana Grande to Mariah Carey for their similarly impressive vocal ranges and allegedly diva-like behavior, but Carey isn't the only pop diva Grande might remind you of. When compared s…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

8 Reasons Anna Kendrick Is The Realest

Anna Kendrick is everyone's favorite super nerd. Her tweets are hilarious, she's got a killer sense of humor, she's an outspoken young feminist, and she happens to be a raging Lord of the Rings fan. Aside from the fact that Kendrick is also so infuri…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

Rihanna Lyrics That Make You Feel Like A Goddess

In the pantheon of current pop music goddesses, Beyoncé is the reigning queen, Taylor Swift is the benevolent overlord, and Rihanna stands out as the destroyer of rules, haters, and unnecessary opinions. Grass is green, the sky is blue, nothing is ce…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

Feminist-Friendly Shows You Can Watch On Netflix

Today's a good day to be self-identifying, feminism-inclined, TV-loving lady. Orange Is The New Black seems to have helped create space for more female-centric, feminist-leaning stories, contributed heavily to a new culture of TV fandom, and maybe fi…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

13 Ways You Know You’re Paris Geller

Every group of friends has one — whether they're aware of it, or not. I'm talking about the cynical, sarcastic genius who deigns to tolerate stupidity of any kind (and if you ask her opinion, she will always let you know your outfit isn't doing you a…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Angry At You

Not cool, Cumberbatch fans. Supreme Leader and Hamlet star Benedict Cumberbatch is mad at you, and for good reason. Cinemablend reports that after a performance of the show on Saturday night, Cumberbatch left his London theater looking "annoyed" befo…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

TSwift's Latest Tour Guest Is One Of Her Best Yet

This was unexpected. Last weekend, Taylor Swift's 1989 tour made a stop in Seattle, where she brought rapper Fetty Wap onstage. Fetty Wap and Swift performed a duet of "Trap Queen," his summer jam, as apparently, Swift is a Fetty Wap superfan. “Unabl…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

9 Songs That Every Gemini Should Listen To

A Gemini is a delicate, complicated creature. Known for being equal parts witty, chatty, flighty, and impulsive, the only thing you can really count on when interacting with a Gemini is you'll never really know what — or who — you'll get. In the spir…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

Ariana Grande Totally Needs A Reality Show

It may not be something you've considered before, but stay with me here: Ariana Grande totally needs her own reality show. Despite rumors that tiny sparkle pixie Grande's alleged donut-licking incident — in which she was reportedly caught on camera m…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

11 'Hunger Games' GIFs That Get Your Pain

Brace yourselves, Hunger Games fans: this could be very sad news. The Huffington Post reports that Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson has denied that any future movies are in the works, despite hinting in June that there would be more films coming. He…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

See The 'Fantastic Four' Handle A Sexist Interview

Get ready to cringe with secondhand embarrassment. On July 30, Fantastic Four stars Jamie Bell, Kate Mara, and Michael B. Jordan sat down for an interview with two DJs from Atlanta's Rock 100.5 Mornings, and what started out as a routine stop on the …
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

British Singer Cilla Black Has Died

One of the queens of British pop is gone. Singer and TV star Cilla Black died in Spain on Sunday at the age of 72 from what appear to be natural causes, local police say, according to EW. Fans around the world, including Joan Collins, Andy Cohen, Pie…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

Karaoke Songs For People Who Can't Sing

Karaoke isn't for everyone. For introverts, people with stage fright, anyone adverse to lip sync battles or improv games, and those generally not inclined to grab a microphone and throw themselves in front of an audience no matter how many beers they…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

Good News, 'Scream' Fans!

Big news for fans of MTV's most killer series: MTV has renewed Scream for Season 2, and, according to producer Bob Weinstein of The Weinstein Co. and Dimension Films, it's going to be bigger, bloodier, and more terrifying than the last. “We promise e…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

11 Predictions About Grown-Up Nicky & Alex

Be prepared for some very confusing feelings. Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit are joining the cast of Fuller House, the Full House sequel, as the grown-up versions of their Full House characters Nicky and Alex according to an Instagram from Blake. The …
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

Nick Viall Needs His Own 'Bachelor' Spin-Off

It's finally time! The season finale of The Bachelorette airs the night of Monday, July 27. Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe will choose between contestants Nick Viall and Shawn Booth, and the finale (like every Bachelorette episode) promises to deliver…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

Nick Viall Quotes That Prove He's A Good Guy

It's hard to shake off a bad reputation when you're a reality TV star. Take Nick Viall of The Bachelorette , for example, who was branded the villain of the show because he didn't mind breaking the rules and showing up to date Kaitlyn Bristowe mid-s…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

Bobbi Kristina Brown Has Died

Today is a very sad day for the Brown family. According to new reports, Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away on Sunday in hospice in Duluth, Georgia, after she was moved to hospice care on Wednesday, June 24. The official Whitn…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

Watch Kelly Clarkson Take On T.Swift

Kelly Clarkson has been killing it lately in concert, covering songs with versions that might be even better than the originals. Over the last few months, Clarkson has performed stunning renditions of everything from Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" to Rih…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

This Is 'Tangled' Told Through Emojis

Think of your favorite Disney movie, and then think of that movie as an elaborate emoji-fueled iPhone text conversation. That's exactly what you'll see in a new video from Disney retelling Tangled using emoji. The animated icons used in the new ver…
By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria