Lucy Hale To Nude Photo Hackers: “Kiss My Ass”

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Boy, bye

Lucy Hale, star of Pretty Little Liars and also a human being with her own private life, is yet another victim of having personal photos stolen and released online without her consent. These photos, which featured Hale topless, were leaked to site Celeb Jihad, which routinely posts hacked, private photos of female celebrities. According to TMZ, the star is planning to sue the site and her lawyer has already sent a "threatening letter."

In response to the hack, Hale released a powerful statement both condemning the theft and standing up for her right as a woman to do as she pleases without fear of ridicule and humiliation. On Twitter, she posted: "Well, I wasn’t going to comment on something so ridiculous, but since 2017 is gonna be all about speaking my truth... I’m going to say something. Once again, a woman in the public eye was violated, stolen from and her private life and body were exposed for anyone to see. I will not apologize for living my life and having a personal life that is all mine. It’s truly unfortunate that being exposed in this way is allowed. Thank you for all the sweet, supportive messages I’ve been receiving. It was a much needed reminder that I’m surrounded by so much love. I appreciate you all very much. And to whoever did this... kiss my ass."

Hale, sadly, is one of many female celebrities that has had her personal, private photos leaked to the public without her consent. But, it's important for women everywhere to hear her take a stand against the tired old refrain of "Well, if you don't want your nude photos leaked, don't take nude photos." This is the same flawed logic women hear about most things we do while existing as female: don't drink if you don't want to get raped, don't wear suggestive outfits and complain about catcalled. With the renewed fight for women's rights we will be facing in 2017 and beyond, Hale's comments are an important reminder for women everywhere that we have the right to do what we want when we want, with the same right to privacy and safety as everyone else. It's those who violate these rights who have the problem.

(Via NYMag and TMZ)

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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.