A few days before the official start of CMA Fest in Nashville, Luke Combs is already running at full speed. He’s set to perform at Nissan Stadium over the weekend, but today he’s making up for the last two years or so of pandemic delays and cancellations with a giant celebration for a run of nine Number One songs that he co-wrote — from 2018’s “Beautiful Crazy” to the most recent, “Doin’ This.” Combs and a small army of collaborators have gathered at the Nashville headquarters of performing-rights organization BMI to mark the occasion with a concert in the parking lot. “Hell, yeah. Hell, yeah,” Combs says twice, raising a glass of some potent brown liquid as BMI exec Clay Bradley rattles off statistic after statistic about these hit songs. Combs is in good spirits and makes the rounds in the room — never holding court, just sticking to smaller group conversations. Outside in the June heat, the BMI building has taken on a fortress-like appearance. Temporary fencing … [Read more...] about Luke Combs Is Country Music’s Biggest Star. He’s Also Its Biggest Champion
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In modern South Korea, pop stars and politics don’t often mix. While some hip-hop acts (such as Epik High) address controversial topics, many idol groups stick to a slick, apolitical formula with a proven record of success. BTS, who just became the first K-pop act ever to top the Billboard 200 album sales chart, have become a record-setting success story in part because of their willingness to buck this convention. The seven young men who make up the group have been speaking their minds since their debut, openly discussing LGBTQ rights, mental health and the pressure to succeed – all taboo subjects in South Korea. Their stance is particularly bold given the Korean government’s history of keeping an eye on controversial themes in pop music. By straddling the line between maintaining a respectable image and writing critical lyrics, BTS have offered a refreshing change from what some critics and fans dislike about the K-Pop machine. The group’s history of open-mindedness … [Read more...] about How BTS Are Breaking K-Pop’s Biggest Taboos
Lola Muñoz has explained the meaning of the “The Ketchup Song” more times than she can count, but she’ll try once more: “The song,” says the singer — one of three sisters, alongside Lucía and Pilar, who make up the Spanish pop trio Las Ketchup — “is about Diego, not us.” Diego is the drunk, hip-hop-loving protagonist of the song, the oddball 2002 Las Ketchup track (originally titled “Aserejé”) that hit Number One in two dozen countries, anchored a four-times platinum album, and eventually spawned the biggest novelty dance craze since the Macarena. At the center of the song’s pre-YouTube-era virality was the trio’s choreographed dance, seen in the video, to its gibberish chorus (roughly: “ aserejé-ja-dejé …”). But what many English-speaking “Ketchup Song” fans may have never realized is that the chorus is itself a nonsensical mangling of the refrain from another classic record: “Rapper’s Delight,” the Sugarhill Gang’s pioneering 1979 hip-hop classic. “Diego likes … [Read more...] about ‘I Think We Opened Doors’: Las Ketchup Look Back on ‘The Ketchup Song’ at 20
Roe v. Wade is dead. The Supreme Court on Friday ruled 6-3 that states can restrict or outright ban abortion at any point during a pregnancy, overturning the 1973 decision that enshrined abortion protections in federal law, along with a subsequent decision that affirmed those protections in 1991. “ Roe and [ Planned Parenthood v. ] Casey must be overruled,” Justice Samuel Alito, wrote in a draft opinion leaked last month, declared. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” The ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that concerned the constitutionality of a 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi, represents a massive victory for conservatives who have sought for decades to reverse the court’s 1973 decision — and a cataclysmic event for anyone who believes in bodily autonomy. Public polling indicates the latter outnumber the former, nearly 2 to 1. Twenty-six states … [Read more...] about Roe v. Wade Is Officially Dead
#Thalapathy67 , the much-awaited 67th film of Thalapathy Vijay is currently in its budding stage. Vijay is reuniting with the Vikram director Lokesh Kanagaraj after the massive success of Master , for the untitled venture. As per the latest reports, # Thalapathy67 has been slated to start rolling in October this year. Earlier, it was expected that Thalapathy Vijay and Lokesh Kanagaraj will announce the much-awaited project on the former's birthday, June 22. But, the team has reportedly decided to officially launch the project only after the pre-production works kickstart. Sources close to # Thalapathy67 suggest that director Lokesh and his team are planning to start the pre-production in July this year. It has been reported that Thalapathy Vijay's second collaboration with the Master director is going to be an out-and-out action film. In a recent interview, director Lokesh Kanagaraj mentioned that it is going to be 100 per cent his film, unlike … [Read more...] about Thalapathy 67: Thalapathy Vijay-Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Action Film To Start Rolling In October?
In the latest development in Mumbai drugs-on-cruise case, advocate Satish Maneshinde who is representing Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan revealed that the star kid is likely to be out of Arthur Road jail by today evening. The star kid and the other two accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were granted bail yesterday (October 28) by Bombay High Court. Maneshinde was quoted as saying by ANI, "We're expecting to receive orders of HC from HC registry today evening. As soon as we get the orders we'll produce it in Spl NDPS court for completing other formalities and get release orders for Aryan Khan." He further added, "We expect Aryan to be out of jail in the evening today itself." Shah Rukh Khan's Manager Pooja Dadlani Pens A Note Of Gratitude Post Aryan's Bail; Says 'Truth Prevails' As per a report in News18, the release order should reach the prison by 5.30pm. However, Aryan might have to stay a little longer there if the procedure takes time. … [Read more...] about Aryan Khan Likely To Walk Out Of Arthur Road Jail By Today Evening, Reveals His Lawyer
Women wailed outside the Supreme Court while teenagers next to them started a dance party. In the moment the growing crowd learned the court had overturned Roe v. Wade , it was impossible to tell if the din echoing off the high court’s marble was cheers or screams. As it turns out, it was both. Both defenders of abortion rights and their detractors had found their way here at the moment the justices handed down their decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson’s Women Health , reversing 50 years of legal precedent that protected a woman’s right to choose. The former gathered to register rage, devastation, and fading resolve.The latter came to have a party — to celebrate the decades of right-wing groundwork that had culminated in this moment. A young woman near the steps of the Supreme Court, wiping the tears out of her golden eyeshadow. Behind her, a group of teenagers bounced their “Protection At Conception” signs in the air as a Black Eyed Peas song blared from a speaker. “ I’ve got … [Read more...] about Anti-Abortion Teens Dance as Women Lose Their Right to Choose
Some more positive news from hoops star Aaliyah Gayles ... the USC recruit is starting to walk again just two months after being shot 10 times at a house party. The 18-year-old guard shared the amazing feat on Thursday via Instagram -- showing a video of her getting out of her wheelchair and taking a few steps. "They told me I couldn't do it," Gayles said in the caption. "I told them watch me do it." "I got the whole world watching. I gotta prove it." Getty The progress is both inspiring and exciting for the 5-star basketball recruit who was shot in both arms and legs during a house party in Las Vegas on April 16. Over the last few weeks, Gayles has hit a few monuments during her road to recovery ... the #8 overall girls basketball player in ESPN's 2022 class also graduated from Spring Valley High School earlier this month. Spring Valley High School Her father, Dwight , tells us he's as confident as ever that Aaliyah -- … [Read more...] about USC Recruit Aaliyah Gayles Takes First Steps 2 Months After Being Shot 10 Times
Tina Fey 's good looks will never need an update! Here's a 30-year-old version of the former " Saturday Night Live" cast member looking camera ready on the set of "Weekend Update" in New York City back in 2000 (l eft ) and 19 years later ... the talented star of the famously quoted teen comedy "Mean Girls" and also a mother to two daughters -- Whom is celebrating her 49th birthday this weekend -- was seen looking as if she was aging backward in time, at NBCUniversal's Upfront in New York City earlier this week ( right ). Talk about being fetch ... or is that not going to happen?! The question is ... Tina Fey ... Something Went Wrong … [Read more...] about Tina Fey — Good Genes or Good Docs?!
For Quick Alerts Subscribe Now தனுஷின் ‘தாய்க் கிழவி’ பாட்டு எப்படி இருக்கு? View Sample For Quick Alerts ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS For Daily Alerts Must Watch முகப்பு செய்திகள் News | Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 21:03 [IST] சென்னை : விஜய்யின் பிறந்தநாளை முன்னிட்டு தளபதி 66 டீம் நேற்று முதல் அடுத்தடுத்த அப்டேட்களை வெளியிட்டு அசத்தி உள்ளது. இதை ரசிகர்கள் ஒரு பக்கம் கொண்டாடி வந்தாலும், மற்றொரு புறம் ட்ரோல் செய்து வருகின்றனர். விஜய்யின் தளபதி 66 படத்திற்கு வாரிசு என டைட்டில் வைக்கப்பட்டுள்ளதாக ஃபர்ஸ்ட்லுக்குடன் அறிவித்தனர். இதைத் தொடர்ந்து இன்று காலை செகண்ட் லுக்கை வெளியிட்டனர். இதை ரசிகர்கள் கொண்டாடி முடிப்பதற்குள் மூன்றாவது லுக்கையும் வெளியிட்டு விட்டார்கள். 100 கோடி கிளப்பில் இணைந்த விஜய்யின் டாப் 5 படங்கள்...எதுன்னு தெரியுமா வாரிசு என்ற டைட்டலால் படத்தின் கதை என்னவாக இருக்கும். சோஷியல் மீடியாவில் சொல்லப்படுவதை போல் காப்பியா இல்லை போஸ்டர் மட்டும் … [Read more...] about சிறப்பான சம்பவம் காத்திருக்கு போல…தளபதி 67 அறிவிப்பு வரல…ஆனா அப்டேட் வந்தாச்சு