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Barb’s got a brand-new role

Today is...

International Day of Awesomeness!

News of the Day:

+ If you were one of the fans tweeting #JusticeForBarb after you binged on the first season of Stranger Things, then you'll be happy to know that you can catch more Shannon Purser on a new show. It's just been announced that she'll be part of NBC’s new show Drama HighThe show is based on the bestselling book by Michael Sokolove, where Purser will play the character Annabelle alongside Auli’i Cravalho from Disney's Moana

+ International Women's Day may have passed, but that doesn't mean we should stop honoring the badass females who inspire us. Amazon has shared the most streamed female artists on Amazon Music over the last year and created a number of playlists based off of it. To no surprise, Adele is the queen of Amazon Music, topping playlists like "Most Streamed Female Artists," "Most Listened To Female Artists on Echo," and "Most Streamed Songs by Female Artists." Other singers on the lists include Meghan Trainor, Taylor Swift, Sia, and Katy Perry. Check out some of the most Powerful Women of Pop, below.

+ Chance The Rapper will be the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Bud Bilikin Parade in Chicago, the second largest parade in the country, and he took to Instagram to share his excitement. The parade is produced by the Chicago Defender Charities, which serves to provide underprivileged youth the chance to be in the spotlight. The parade begins at 10am on August 12, so mark your calendars now.

+ Yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. His statement doesn't exactly match up with the public stance of Pruitt's agency or the opinions of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, though. According to the EPA's webpage on climate change, "Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas that is contributing to recent climate change." Seems pretty cut and dry to us. 

+ The Jesus and Mary Chain are back after 20 years with a new album, Damage and Joy, dropping March 24. The biggest surprise of all? It will feature vocals from the talented Sky Ferreira, which the artist confirmed on Instagram

Deal of the Day:

Popular luggage brand Away has partnered up with Pop+Suki for some of the cutest baggage ever, just in time for spring break. Instead of panicking that every black suitcase on the conveyor belt is yours, you can stand apart with the new (you guessed it) millennial pink luggage. It comes in four different sizes and is sure to make you feel more like a chic jet-setter than someone on a business trip. Shop the new travel gear, here.


Advice of the Day:

"Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It's you who can change the world." —Malala Yousafzai

GIF of the Day:

Photo by Imani Givertz

Premiering today via NYLON

Small Talks, aka Cayley Spivey, has come a long way since starting a band, then becoming the entire band herself and forging her own fan base from the ground up. On her recent album A Conversation Between Us, she began to unpack any lingering baggage with one particular song: "Teeth." Today, she premieres the accompanying music video exclusively via NYLON.

"'Teeth' is about my personal battle with letting go of the past," Spivey tells NYLON, admitting that it's easily her favorite song off of A Conversation Between Us.

Watch the video for "Teeth" below.

Small Talks - Teeth (Official Music Video) - YouTube www.youtube.com

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Must have been pretty awkward

Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner were guests on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show together, which must have been awkward for Turner's husband, Joe Jonas, seeing as he also happens to be Swift's ex. I wonder if his name came up?

The interview doesn't come out until Friday night, but promotional photos show the two sharing a couch. Swift is making an appearance to perform her new single, "ME!" while Turner is promoting her new film, X- Men: Dark Phoenix. But it seems necessary for the two to be asked about Jonas.

Swift was just on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month, where she brought up the fact that she felt bad for putting Jonas "on blast" on DeGeneres' show back in 2008 by telling the audience that he broke up with her in a record-setting short phone call. But, according to Swift, she and Jonas are chill now, since it happened pretty long ago, which means she's probably already hung out with Turner and maybe even gossiped about him with her.

We can only hope that they get the chance to spill some tea on television.

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"That's! His! Auntie!"

Leslie Jones has rewatched the Game of Thrones finale with a beer in hand, Seth Meyers at her side, and a full camera crew ready to take in all her glorious reactions. Spoilers ahead, but, if you haven't watched last week's episode already, that's kind of on you at this point.

When Jon Snow started to make out with Daenerys, also known as his aunt, only to stab her through the chest moments later, it was emotional whiplash for everyone watching. And, Jones' reactions—both from her first and second viewing—sum it all perfectly.

"That's! His! Auntie! [gagging noises]," Jones says before making an aside about calling the police if her uncle ever tried to do the same. But then the knife goes in, and Jones screams. "Did you see that?!" Jones asks, "Yeah bitch, that's a knife in you." Meyers points out the funniest part of all: "Why are you so upset about someone kissing their aunt but totally fine with someone killing their aunt?" Jones replies, "Because that bitch needed to go," and, well, same.

Other highlights from the comedians' rewatch include comparing Dany's victory speech to a bad improv gig, predicting that their dogs would have less of a reaction to their deaths than Drogon did to his mother's, and more.

Watch all of Jones' reactions from this Late Night clip below.

Game of Jones: Leslie Jones and Seth Watch Game of Thrones' Series Finale youtu.be

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These lyrics are a lot

Robbie Tripp, aka Curvy Wife Guy, is back with a music video, titled "Chubby Sexy," starring his wife and a trio of models. In it, Tripp raps about his bold choice to find women with an average body size attractive.

The video begins with a series of statements laid over some pool water: "Curves are the new high fashion," "Chubby is the new sexy," "We Out Here." Tripp posits that these queens deserve an anthem, which they do. What they do not deserve is this Cursed Song. As he lists all the names he knows to call them by (thick, thicc, and BBW), one model (who I really, really hope was paid well) squirts some lotion down her cleavage, and Tripp begins dancing.

"My girl chubby sexy/ Call her bonita gordita," Tripp states in his chorus, before going on to compare "big booty meat" to the peach emoji. Another thing he mentions is that his wife can't find a belt that fits her waist, and that's why he calls her James and the Giant Peach. He then tries to dab. Here are some of the other Cursed highlights from his, uh, verses:

Got those Khaleesi curves/ Knows how to dragon slay
She like a dude that's woke/ We like a girl that's weighty
Some say a chubby girl that's risky/ But they ain't met a curvy girl that's frisky
Imma dunk that donk like I'm Andrew Wiggins.
Thick like an Amazon/ Built like Big Ben.

Tripp says one thing in the video that I couldn't agree more with: "She don't need a man." No, she does not. Please run. If you must, watch the entire video, below. Or send it to your nemesis!

Robbie Tripp - Chubby Sexy (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

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See the promo here

It was bound to happen. The Kadashians and Jenners have committed themselves to letting the cameras roll on their lives, for better or for worse. So if you thought that the Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal was off limits, you thought wrong. The trailer for Sunday's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians was just released, and it involves the famous family working through the fallout of what happened when Woods went to a party at Thompson's house.

The teaser includes the infamous clip of Khloé Kardashian screaming "LIAAAARRRRRR." It's still not explicitly clear who prompted that strong response. She could be responding to Thompson, who clearly isn't always honest. Or she could be reacting to Woods account of the events on Red Table Talk. But the most revealing moment comes when we see Kylie Jenner—who was Woods' best friend before all of this happened—react for the first time.

In a heart-to-heart conversation, momager Kris Jenner says, "For you and Jordyn, it's like a divorce." Kylie only offers this in response: "She fucked up." Based on Woods' version of events—which I'm inclined to believeThompson is the one who fucked up. Still, I'm hoping for some kind of reconciliation between the two longtime friends. Perhaps we'll have to wait until next season for that.

Check out the promo video below.

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