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the glee star wears retro clothes while looking towards the future.

For the millions of fans who watch Glee every week, Dianna Agron is the amusingly cruel and jaggedly sweet recovering cheerleader Quinn Fabray. But as we learned during our days with Agron in California, the actress behind TV's most complex Queen Bee is thoughtful, mature, and more into photography than playing mind games. As her new website, You, Me, and Charlie, gears up for launch next week, we asked Agron to describe her online venture, and what else happens after the Glee Live! tour...

On her new website, You and Me and Charlie:
"It's mainly arts-based, but it's also a forum for people to love and support each other. I realized that just by posting something, I can really influence someone's day."

On her Glee alter ego:
"Especially in the beginning, [reporters] really wanted us to be like our characters, to simplify things... I was playing a well put-together popular character, and they were trying to push me into it, like that had been my entire life. And the whole time, my teenage self was crying at that."

On her actual high school persona:
"We watched Practical Magic and all of those movies, like The Craft. My friend's mom had all these Stevie Nicks outfits, and we'd gypsy dance in her living room and have seances. We'd mix all these things from the refrigerator together and we'd look at it and be like, 'This means you're going to find true love when you're 18 years old'."

On her Glee audition:
"They were going to scrap the character but Robert [Ulrich, the casting director] asked for one more chance. I went in and read, and they called me bak two days later, and he told me to come back and straighten my hair, and wear something sexy. I was like, 'First of all, what is..."sexy"?'...I went to like, a CVS, and bought a straightener and straightened it at Starbucks."

On Quinn Fabray's future:
"Essentially, I'm a senior, so, I'll probably graduate this year." --INTERVIEW BY DIANE VADINO

For more Dianna, pick up the January issue of NYLON, on newsstands next week. And stay tuned to nylonmag.com for more Dianna - she'll be contributing to the site all month!
And stay tuned to Dianna's Facebook for news from You And Me and Charlie!

COAT AND DRESS BY MIU MIU, SHOES BY JEREMY SCOTT, EARRINGS BY LULU FROST, BROOCH BY A.P.C., TIGHTS BY HUE.
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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.

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