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Caitlyn Jenner thinks Kendall’s Pepsi ad was “cute”

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National Superhero Day!

News of the Day:

+ Caitlyn Jenner is coming to Kendall Jenner's defense weeks after her daughter's Pepsi ad controversy. While promoting her new memoir on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show, Caitlyn reportedly said the ad was “so cool” and that it “talks about join[ing] the conversation. It was cute." *Facepalm*

+ Earth Day may be over, but the environment still needs our help, and Swedish fashion brand Monki is here to teach us how... the lazy way. The brand has launched its first global sustainability campaign with the release of a video entitled 1-800-LAZY-ECO. It aims to demonstrate how doing less (like not washing your clothes too often) can actually do more for the environment. 

+ Charli XCX has some more heat for us as the guest vocalist on the newest single by Whethan, a Chicago-based producer. The new collaboration is called "Love Gang" and you can check out the super cute lyric video below. 

+ Spring is here, and Pinrose just launched two new scents perfectly suited for the season. Sun Saint is a beachy blend of dry coconut wood, sea salt, and lime and Lil' Dipper is a romantic fruity floral blend of peony, mandarin petals, and lavender. In addition to the new fragrances, there are also new 50mL bottles for nine of their other selections, perfect to pack for your spring break getaways. You can shop these exclusively at Sephora.

+ Members of the Alberta Aurora Chasers Facebook group have helped scientists discover a new celestial phenomenon and they're naming it... drum roll... Steve! The sky watchers have been taking photos of the neon purple light in the sky over Alberta, Canada for years now. Although it was originally thought to be a traditional auroral arc, Eric Donovan, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Calgary, confirmed that it is not and scientists have more work to do to figure out what, exactly, Steve is. 

Deal of the Day:

The NYC-based startup Goby is giving us all-black everything with their new ‘All-Black’ Brush Kit that launches today. Bringing elegant design and sophistication into the brand's new line of rechargeable toothbrushes, this new brush is going to make us want to double the amount of times we clean our teeth everyday. The limited release combines gloss and matte black finishing, arrives in custom black packaging, and includes early access to the all-new brush head cover for travel, along with the brand’s signature subscription for replacement brush heads. Finally, a toothbrush to satisfy the goth in all of us.

Advice of the Day:

"Words actually matter. They're significant, they can transform and open up our imagination." - Opal Tometi

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.