It’s tricky to describe what happens in an average installment of Flyness — other than “a mechanism to deliver one man’s idea of what sheer unadulterated blackness can look and feel like” — because nothing about it is average. The whole enterprise is a mutant organism that defies categorization, one that revels in non-standard composition; every episode plays with chronology, jumping back and forth through time, looping in on itself recursively in the way that memory does. There are comedic contributions that morph into body horror, confessionals from people throwing off binary gender norms, chimerical microdramas built around a recurring theme, singing, dancing, screaming and video games. Put it to you this way: Imagine the irradiated stepchild of In Living Color, Parliament-Funkadelic’s whole vibe, Fishbone LPs, rap videos from the 1990s and every black student union conversation that ever happened at an HBCU and a PWI from 2004 to the … [Read more...] about ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Doesn’t Give a F–k If White People Get It
Over the next few years, Megan’s confidence began to pay dividends. By 2016, her hometown freestyles started going viral and, not long after, Megan quickly went from regional star to national brand. But as Megan Thee Stallion’s dreams finally came to fruition, the core of Megan Jovon Ruth Pete’s life was taken from her. In March 2019, Megan lost both Holly, to brain cancer, and her great-grandmother, with whom she was also close. In person, she tears up mentioning the two women who helped get her to this moment. “This year, I lost my mom and my grandmother in the same month,” she said in a since-deleted Instagram video. “Although all these positive things have been happening to me and I’ve been trying to do good, been trying to keep a smile on my face, stay strong, to stay happy for me and my other grandmother and the rest of my family, it’s pretty hard.” … [Read more...] about How Megan Thee Stallion Weathered The Hottest Summer
In addition to his partnership stake at the Texas clinic, Lawlis is a salaried consultant at Los Angeles-based Creative Care, an inpatient rehabilitation center that specializes in dual diagnosis cases (the overlap of substance abuse and mental illness) and is one of fewer than two dozen "Dr. Phil Preferred" facilities in the country, meaning it's received his on-air seal of approval and is listed on the show's website resource page. Show guests often receive treatment there, their cost covered by the program. In return, Dr. Phil publicizes Creative Care on-air, an arrangement that drives nearly a third of its admissions, according to the rehab. The facility treats 300 people each year. Between two and four Dr. Phil guests, who have often already visited Lawlis' Texas assessment center, are in treatment at Creative Care during the show's season at any given time. … [Read more...] about Meet the Controversial Doctor Behind the Dr. Phil Empire
Taapsee wrote, "Maalum hai aapko sahaare ki zarurat nahi hai, main bas saath dene aaya hu (I know you don't need support, I have just come to give you company). That day and now I am the biggest fan of your love affair with words and lines. The proud witness of version 2.0, I really don't know if I am a bigger fan of the writer/director or the human being he is!" … [Read more...] about Taapsee Pannu Sings Praises Of Thappad Director Anubhav Sinha In A Heartfelt Note!
The band itself wasn’t given a lot of context for the scene. “We had no idea until we saw the movie why we were in the movie,” Wendy says. “They didn’t really reveal to us anything until we actually saw the movie. In a way, they were poking fun at us, but on the other hand, it was a compliment. I think it’s given ‘Hold On’ a new life as well as the band. The phone started ringing and we started getting more shows. I think it was just a great platform for us.” … [Read more...] about ‘Here Comes Hope!’: The Winding 30-Year Journey of Wilson Phillips’ ‘Hold On’