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Amandla Stenberg Shines In The Trailer For ‘Everything, Everything’

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Young love is woe

Everywhere we look, Amandla Stenberg is doing something creative. The 18-year-old recently published the fourth installment of their Niobe comic series, and now the trailer for their next coming-of-age film has been released. The Stella Meghie-directed film is an adaptation of Nicola Yoon's best-selling book, Everything, Everything

The romantic drama is a modern-day version of "Bubble Boy" with its protagonist forbidden to make contact with the outside world. Stenberg stars as Madeline Whittier, a teenager suffering from severe combined immunodeficiency. The life-threatening illness confines Maddy indoors where she is protected by a "hermetically sealed environment," making her limited to interact with only her mother and her nurse. Nick Robinson plays Olly, the boy next door who admires her from the other side.

Maddy and Olly's deep connection begins to develop as they longingly gaze at each other through windows and phone screens. (Who says that digital romance is dead?) They have a real Taylor Swift moment when they write notes to each other on pieces of paper and plaster them on the windows, but they also talk and text each other a lot. The bond gets so strong that it makes Maddy willing to "risk everything" to be with Olly—because being trapped inside isn't really "living."

Everything, Everything premieres in theaters on May 19. Watch the full trailer, below.




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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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