8@8: Your Morning Scoop


Twitter has some ideas for a movie with Beyoncé and Rihanna

Today is...

National Butterscotch Pudding Day!

News of the Day:

+ Beyoncé and Rihanna are the subjects of Twitter's latest film concept. The platform's users began to pitch ideas after Dear White People creator Justin Simien proposed that he would direct the film plot to "whatever this movie is," along with a photo of the duo at Rihanna's Diamond Ball. The tweet even got the attention of Lena Waithe, who offered to co-write the film. See some of the best suggestions, below. 

+ Drake has added another celebrity portrait to his growing list of tattoos. Artist Inal Bersekov unveiled the rapper's new tattoo, of Denzel Washington as Bleek Gilliam in the Spike Lee film Mo' Better Blues. See the ink, below. 

+ Spa Week is back. Occurring October 16 to 22, this event sees top spas across the country offer their most popular services, some of which would normally cost upwards of $500, for $50. You can make your booking now and see the full list of participating salons here.

+ Reebok and ASOS have teamed for a limited-edition collection as part of their womenswear line, ASOS White. Each sneaker retains the Reebok Classic silhouette and can be worn for several occasions. The collection is sold exclusively online at ASOS

+ Elle Russia's October 2017 cover, featuring South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel, has taken a millennial turn. Designed like an Instagram post, the cover features likes, visible tags, and the publication's Instagram handle. Welcome to 2017. See the post, below.   

Deal of the Day:

The Great Eros just released its fall/winter hosiery collection that includes high-quality fishnets and socks. The collection ranges from $25 to $42 and is available now at the brand's Brooklyn, New York, retail store or online at The Great Eros.

Advice of the Day:

"When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don't know you think." —Beyoncé

GIF of the Day:

Lil Nas X, The Regrettes, and more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Lil Nas X, The Regrettes and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

7 EP - Lil Nas X
It's finally here, and it's everything you'd hope it'd be. Catch that yeehaw Cardi B feature.

"Expensive" - Rence ft. Noah Cyrus
I identify as the expensive love interest, thanks.

The Regrettes - I Dare You [Official Music Video]

"I Dare You" - The Regrettes
How much cuter could they get? We stan.

Kiesza - Sweet Love (Official Music Video)

"Sweet Love" - Kiesza
Haunting and hot. What more could we ask for?

Noël Wells - Sad Girl Blues

"Sad Girl Blues" - Noël Wells
My new anthem, TBH.

"Addicted" - Déyyess
I would let Déyyess sing me the phonebook.

Baby Rose - Mortal (Official Video)

"Mortal" - Baby Rose
A sultry sort of lullaby.

"Keeper" - Olivia Nelson
Already stuck in my head, and that's where I want it to stay.

Poppy - Choke (Official Audio)

"Choke" - Poppy
I can't get enough of this creepy AF beat.

"dead yet" - Gabriel Black ft. Phem
So here for this tender teen angst.


Liquid eyeshadow is having a moment, but eye gloss needs some attention, too

Friends don't let friends miss out on all the cool, under-the-radar things they know about, like which little-known beauty brand is low-key making the best highlighter around. And because we consider our readers to be like friends, we gather together all our best finds in our Don't Sleep On This series. Check in every week to see what things we can't wait to share with you.

Applying makeup is really an art: Everyone has their own technique, secret trick, and routine. For me, if I don't have to use a makeup brush, I'm instantly hooked on the product. (My goal is always "it looks like I tried this morning, but I really didn't.") Which is why, when Ulta was having its 21 Days of Beauty sale last year and the Butter London Eye Gloss was half-off, I knew I had to get my hands on it.

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We identify

You probably know Laura Dreyfuss, aka Loladre, from her stint on Broadway in the hit show Dear Evan Hansen. Since leaving the show, she's started writing lines for herself instead of just memorizing them. She's excited to be singing as herself now, instead of as a character, and is happy that her music reflects her own feelings. She also reveals that she loves how little the songs have in common, saying it's "representative of who I am as a person."

In the video, above, the singer talks about what drove her to make her own music, and what she's still applying from her Broadway days.

Produced by Alexandra Hsie
Shot by Charlotte Prager + Gretta Wilson
Edited by Madeline Stedman

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Fight the fade and keep up the shine

There's really no way around it: Summer is the absolute worst time of the year to dye your hair. Thanks to culprits like chlorine, salt water, and excessive sun exposure, it can seem practically impossible to keep color looking fresh.

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We talked with the "1950" singer on her new collaboration with Mark Ronson for 'Late Night Feelings'

Today, Mark Ronson releases his debut full-length album Late Night Feelings, and it's packed with stellar female vocalists straddling all genres, from Camilla Cabello to Alicia Keys to Angel Olsen to our favorite star-on-the-rise, King Princess. During this past weekend at Bonnaroo, I had the chance to pick KP's brain about their collab, "Pieces of Us," ahead of its release.

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