Wait, I Actually Really Want Some Of The Things In Goop's Gift Guides

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Yet again, this year has some ridiculous picks

I know, I know, goop is pretty ridiculous. The brand has been criticized countless times for making ridiculous wellness claims for its products (remember the jade vaginal egg fiasco?). But it just released its annual holiday gift guides today and... there are a few things I need.

I'm not the kind of person to drop hundreds of dollars on anything, but some of these products are convincing me to treat myself. I mean, doesn't everyone need a lamp shaped like a banana, or a dumbbell carved out of marble, or some Louis Vuitton pajamas (a whopping $3,600)? I'm feeling simultaneously richer and poorer just looking through these guides, which is exactly how I think Gwenyth Paltrow would want me to feel.

Nestled between the extravagant, ridiculous gifts in the guides are some gems that are just expensive enough to feel like a splurge, but still in the range of possibility for us normal people. Scroll on for some affordable luxury, below.

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Stonedware Company, Large Porcelain Geopipe, $100, available at goop.

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Shine Papers, King Size 24K Rolling Papers, $55, available at goop.

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Casey Zabela, Wanderer's Tarot Card Deck, $45, available at goop.

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Morihata, Kishu Binchotan Charcoal (1/4 lb), $16, available at goop.

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SOMA, Hot & Cold Brew Bottle, $40, available at goop.

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Glacce, Rose Quartz Crystal Straw, $68, available at goop.

Morihata, Ceremonia Matcha Starter Set, $128, available at goop.

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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.