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dakota fanning’s newest punk rock role and cara delevingne’s album details!

Don't be fooled by her angelic appearance...Dakota Fanning can play rock 'n roll better than you'd think. (Just watch The Runaways again if you're feeling skeptical.) Perhaps jumping off of her role as '70s singer Cherie Currie in the 2010 flick, the actress has landed yet another musical part. This time she'll be a roadie for a punk rock band in an '80s coming-of-age-tale. We don't know what we're more excited about...the music, or the fashion? (Indie Wire) 

Matt and Ben are together again! The duo, who first teamed up on Good Will Hunting way back in 1997, have joined forces to produce Sleeper. It's based upon the eponymous DC Comics story about a man who can absorb pain and pass it on to others, all set in a dark, alternate universe. (Variety

The Addams Family turns 22 today, so obviously you've got to celebrate! Our plan: wear lots of black, braid our hair a la Wednesday (the ultimate style icon), and master Christina Ricci's epic facial expressions. Oh, and watch all of these Adult Wednesday Addams videos. You should, too. (YouTube)

Kate Mara, video star?! The House of Cards actress appears in the new music video-slash-short film from Broken Bells alongside Anton Yelchin.  "Holding On For Life" features songs from the band's forthcoming album, and comes in at about seven-and-a-half minutes long...just like Arcade Fire's new clip. Anyone else sensing a pattern here? (Oyster

Cara Delevingne has been talking about her singing career for a while now, and it looks like she's making it happen. The model posted photos on Instagram of herself in a recording studio alongside members of Florence Welch's band and Grammy-winning producer and songwriter 
Kuk Harrell. The only caption? "The beginning." Let the rumors begin... (VOGUE UK)

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The list is in

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are in. Seasoned pop stars Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are naturally leading this year's nomination pool with 10 nods each, and going head-to-head in multiple categories, including Video and Song of the Year. Billie Eilish, who isn't as seasoned but has built up a sturdy (and beloved) body of work, is right behind with nine nominations this year.

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He has been accused of soliciting nudes from models and touching them while naked

UPDATE 7/23/2019 4:39pm: Kim Kardashian has apparently responded to the allegations against Hyde, though she does not name him, in a post to her Instagram stories. She writes that though she never had a bad experience with him. "I stand in full support of every woman's right to not be harassed, asked or pressured they are not comfortable with," she writes. "We cannot allow this type of behavior to go unnoticed and I applaud those who speak out."

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Fashion watchdog Diet Prada has published multiple allegations from models claiming that celebrity photographer Marcus Hyde pressured them into shooting nude photos. Amidst the allegations, Ariana Grande, who has previously worked with Hyde, has published a response, denouncing this kind of behavior by photographers.

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She should!

Megan Thee Stallion, aka Hot Girl Meg, is in the process of trademarking "Hot Girl Summer," and it's about time. The term, coined by Meg, has recently been co-opted by brands looking to capitalize on the singular good thing on the internet.

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A win for your wardrobe and reproductive health care

Starting today, you can give your wardrobe a major upgrade from Universal Standard at a deep discount and simultaneously give back to a good cause. The ultra-inclusive brand is hosting its first-ever sample sale online now, with all your favorite silhouettes at up to 75 percent off, and donating 50 percent of profits from the purchases to Planned Parenthood.

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Cynthia Erivo captures the power and bravery of Harriet Tubman, a true hero

Focus Features has dropped the first trailer for Harriet, the film documenting the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman. Just try not to get chills watching Cynthia Erivo as Tubman, whose bravery, strength, and brilliance are on full display here, as we see her navigate a treacherous world, and bring herself and countless others to freedom.

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