Adam Rippon Will Be A Correspondent For Remainder Of 2018 Winter Olympics

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The Olympics just got even more enjoyable

The Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang are exciting for a multitude of reasons: The triple axels! The awesome female snowboarders who get hangry, just like us! The Jamaican bobsled incident!

But perhaps most importantly, it introduced us to 28-year-old, openly gay figure skater and certified angel, Adam Rippon. Ever since he skated out onto the rink and perfectly executed a heart-wrenchingly beautiful performance while attributing his success to witchcraft, everyone collectively demanded: Give us more Adam Rippon!

NBC must have heard our cries because our Adam Rippon dreams are coming true—the network has hired Rippon to be a correspondent for the remainder of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, as his event is now over. NBC spokesperson Greg Hughes confirmed the news, and shared that Rippon will "work for the network on a variety of platforms, including television, digital and social media."

Rippon has been a key figure in this year's Olympics, not just for his incredible talent and work ethic, but also for representing the LGBTQ community on the Olympics stage, as well as in a country where the history of LGBTQ rights is not the most positive. He also openly criticized Vice President Mike Pence and is one of the athletes who refused a visit to the White House to meet with President Trump after the Olympics.

We have about a week left of the Winter Olympics before they come to a close, so be sure to soak up all the Adam Rippon (and Leslie Jones!) possible.

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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.