Sia’s New Video Is A Tribute To Orlando Shooting Victims

Sia‘s got a new album on the way, called We Are Your Children, and dropped the first taste of what’s in store this week, with a new song and a video that appears to pay tribute to victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting that happened back in June.

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This video, like so many of her others, features her “mini-me”, Maddie Ziegler, who wears a dark wig and cries rainbow tears before leading a group of 48 other children in a dance routine. 49 people were killed in the Orlando shooting.

One of the dancers from the project shared this instagram video, saying he is “humbled” to be involved.

Maddie’s mom also shared a still from the video.

Hear Sia’s latest, and more potential hits as they drop on Slacker’s New Pop Now station!

Now You Can Stare At All The Beautiful People Who Went To Beyonce’s Soul Train Party Without It Getting Awkward.

Aren’t you kinda glad you didn’t go? Because you know someone would have said, “Who is the lurker in the back who keeps staring at everyone??” and this way we can stare in peace…

Highlights: Everyone over a 9.9 in the video below. Kidding, they’re all over a 9.9.


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Chance The Rapper’s t-shirt and yes you’re allowed to fantasize about this hook up. It’s just a fantasy. Amirite?

and the Queen herself…although I was kinda hoping she would have pulled out a Foxxy Cleopatra original.

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She did Don Cornelius right. Check out more pics here.

Peace, Love and Soul Train bb.

 

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Drake Found Out Things Can Even Go Sideways At The Cheesecake Factory…With TYRA BANKS.

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Drake’s 12min video for “Child’s Play” is a cautionary tale…because when a girl/guy says “I’m not even trippin’…like my voice is really normal right now” at The Cheesecake Factory?? Things are not going to go well…and may you never work for someone like The Texas Hammer.

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Caption This Photo Of Bill Clinton And Beyonce Because There Are So Many Different Ways You Could Go.

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Source: London Ent/Splash News via Eonline.com

So? what do you think was going on here? and of course we could be crude but let’s be smarter than that because it’s more interesting.

Was it one of those situations where you’re uncomfortable because you don’t get the joke but laugh anyway?

or when you’re polite but the conversation has gone long and you really want to be with your friends?

She does seem to look guarded body language-wise but maybe he surprised her with some authenticity and that is a genuine laugh…

We’ll never know for sure so think of something good while listening to Beyonce: The Count UP. Celebrate your Queen and her birthday. If you heard Music News, I’m serious, who do I need to talk to to plan a Sapphire Jubilee?? The masks would be way less creepy than Queen Elizabeth II.

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Source: Retox Magazine/Lynn Viali

Think about it. Love to hear any/all thoughts.

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Red

Stranger Things’ “Eleven” Can Rap As Well As She Eats Waffles.

Source: CoS

Proving she’s a well-rounded baller, actress Millie Bobby Brown rapped Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” and slayed without having to deal with a bloody nose.

Counting the days for season 2…

In the meantime, check out Parker’s Slacker 20: Stranger Things and keep your eye out for any Hawkins Power And Light vans.

Kaleo Frontman Starts Delicious New Clothing Trend Deserving Of A Proper Name.

If you checked out The Weekly Alternative Countdown this week, you may have heard me mention this article because Kaleo’s Jökull Júlíusson is packing more than sweet tunes.

…and even though this might be the ideal man bod for some of us,

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I can certainly appreciate a guy with an exercise regimen.

So while studying JJ’s many photos, I noticed a commonality…JJ rolls his shorts from the top! Girls have been doing that with sweatpants/boxers for forever but I’ve never seen a guy wear that. Up high equality!

Exhibit A.
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Exhibit B.
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So let’s give credit where credit is due and give JJ’s trend a proper name!

I say we go with “Cinnamon Snails” aka Kanilsnúðar, Icelandic Cinnamon Rolls!

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Get it? …because he’s “rolling” his pants? and showing off those “sweet” abs??

…the cinnamon? and the….Forget it :/

Feel free to hit me up with something better.

Demi Lovato Went Undercover As A Lyft Driver And Everyone Lived!

Source: EW

If you were a popstar and you got paid to go undercover as a driver, what would be your biggest concerns?

1. I hope they know who I am
2. Don’t let me crash

In that order.

Demi aka “Sam” went for a spin in Denver to bait unsuspecting drivers into throwing shade at her, her chin and Nick Jonas.

And everyone survived….the end.

at least it looks like they did…or maybe they just edited that part out.

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Kanye’s VMA Speech Could’ve Used A Good Editor

So rumor has it, MTV gave Kanye West license to do whatever he wanted with his 4 minutes onstage last night. And in typical ‘Ye style, he used it to make what was supposed to be an inspirational speech.

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Exceeeeeeeept… something got lost in translation. While Kanye started to tell a few stories, or seemed to have a good point to make, he never actually completed those thoughts. He seems to be referencing his Famous video – although he never tells us that’s what he’s doing – and his ill-fated call to Taylor Swift.

Check out the full transcript, courtesy of Time Magazine:

I am Kanye West, and that feels especially great to say this year. I came here to present my new video, but before I do that, I’mma talk. Now, later tonight, ‘Famous’ might lose to Beyoncé, but I can’t be mad. I’m always wishing for Beyoncé to win, so.

But for people to understand just how blessed we are… It was an expression of our now, our fame right now, us on the inside of the TV. You know, just to put… the audacity to put Anna Wintour right next to Donald Drumpf. I mean, like, I put Ray J in it, bro. This is fame, bro! Like, I see you Amber. My wife is a G. Not a lot of peoples’ wives would let them say that right there. We came over in the same boat. Now we all in the same bed. Well, maybe different boats, but uh.

But if you think about last week, there were 22 people murdered in Chicago. You know, like, people come up to me like, ‘Yeah, that’s right! Take Taylor!’ But bro, like, I love all y’all. That’s why I called her.

So I was speaking at the Art Institute last year, and a kid came up to me and said ‘Three of my friends died, and I don’t know if I’m gonna be the next.’ And it has to, you know you have to think, like, when you’re a senior and it’s the last month and you just don’t feel like doing any more work. If you feel like you seeing people dying right next to you, you might feel like, what’s the point? You know like life could be like, starting to feel worthless in a way. I know times for me, I sit down and talk to older, like, like, rich people. You know, a.k.a. white, you know. And they tell me, ‘Don’t compare yourself to Steve Jobs. Don’t compare yourself to Walt Disney,’ and my friend Zekiah[sp?] told me… they tell me, ‘Don’t compare yourself to these people, right.’ My friend Zekiah[sp?] told me there’s three keys to keeping people impoverished: that’s taking away their esteem, taking away their resources, and taking away their role models. My role models are artists, merchants. There’s less than ten that I can name in history. Truman. Ford. Hughes. Disney. Jobs. West.

Bro. Bro! Tonight, we here to have fun. I’m standing in front of my idol, Puff Daddy. I’m standing in front of my wife, Kim Kardashian West. I’m standing in front of the future: Chance the Rapper, 2 Chainz, Jaden Smith. Bro, we are undeniably the influence, the thought leaders. I’m gonna play y’all a piece of my art, and I just hope y’all have a good time. Play that.

Honestly, I see what he’s going for here – especially when he starts to tell the story about the kids in Chicago – but he keeps getting lost along the way. I’m sure this was an amazing speech in his head, but if he really wants to inspire us, he needs to give us complete thoughts, not just an outline.

Of course, right after that he premiered the new video for Fade, which basically wiped all of our memories anyway.

LOL wut?

But maybe I’m wrong! Maybe you WERE inspired by Kanye’s speech! Tell me how you feel below, and get your Yeezy fix with Slacker’s Kanye West: DNA station!

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