Jessie Ware opens up about her brutally honest new album and being paid dust by Nicki Minaj

October 20, 2017

With the her third album Glasshouse, Jessie Ware released the only music worth checking for this week. She spoke to GQ about new motherhood, writing her most honest body of work yet, and being “mistakenly” uncredited in the tracklist of rape apologist Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint.

• Feels most comfortable writing about her personal life/relationships with friends like Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran
The song “Sam” (her husband’s name), which she co-wrote with Sheeran, marks the most direct references she has made to people in her life lyrically: “I hope [my mother] knows that I found a man far from my father/Sam, my baby, and me” (Ware’s parents “didn’t work out”)
• Recognizes her albums’ lack of “bangers” and the fact that she is not particularly known/blowing up the charts, feels making a third album was important to maintaining what fanbase she has cultivated
• Does not believe she is famous enough to book a session with Max Martin, but feels she has an equivalent in her partnership with Blanco
• “Selfish Love” evolved from an acoustic voice note of Ryan Tedder singing the chorus into the “Spanish-y” final track
Once wrote a demo for Britney Spears but doubts she heard it: “I think it was emo. I think I went emo or dark Britney. Probably why she didn’t want it! I basically made a depressing song.”
Glasshouse is her “offering” to her husband, and the title came from a poem her friend sent her called “I Built Myself a House of Glass” by Edward Thomas
• “The Crying Game” was written in her first session with producer/songwriter Pop Wansel, and nobody thought it was right for her. Nicki voiced interest in recording the song, retaining Ware’s vocals on the chorus. An “office mistake” led to her being the only artist not given a feature on the tracklist for The Pinkprint, which was “a real fucking shame”: “it would have been quite helpful for me to have been featured.”

Source, Glasshouse on Apple Music

Thank God For These Photos of Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Coffee Date

October 20, 2017

On Friday, good friends Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal spent some time together in NYC. Based on the photos, the two seem to have carved out time for a little shopping, a quick coffee stop, and a bit of quality chitchat. The pair’s beautiful friendship bloomed earlier this year after working together on the terrifying alien horror movie Life. They were caught laughing on the red carpet, goofing around at an SXSW press junket, and even FaceTiming each other during late-night interviews. Listen, we’re just really happy the whole friendship wasn’t just a publicity stunt to help their movie do well. Seeing as they’re still hanging out months later, this is real. And beautiful. We’re just lucky we can bear witness to it.

Teaser for “Homer at the Bat” Documentary

October 20, 2017

– Fox is airing an hour-long documentary in honor of the greatest episode of television ever, “Homer at the Bat.” Homer was previously inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame back in May.

– The documentary features interviews with players like Jose Canseco, Steve Sax, Aaron Judge, and Wage Boggs (RIP), as well as Bob Costas, Nick Offerman, Tim Gunn (that’s good), Russell Brand, Dr. Oz, George Will (that’s bad), Joe Buck, and Bill DeBlasio (…) among others.

– “Springfield of Dreams” will air on Sunday afternoon, at either 3pm ET for markets with football games at 4:30pm ET, or at 4:30pm ET for markets with 1pm ET games.

Sources: 1 & 2

thank you, LA Dodgers, for ending our long national nightmare

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Superwoman, Quotes Katy Perry After Completing Chemo

October 20, 2017

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed in September that she’s battling breast cancer, and if laughter really is the best medicine, then the actress is taking very good care of herself. On Thursday, the Veep star gave her fans a quick update on her journey after completing her second round of chemotherapy. “Chemo #2: finito,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a funny photo of her wearing a black hood, sunglasses, and a drawn-on mustache. “We are NOT f*cking around here. ‘I’ve got the eye of the tiger. The fighter dancing through the fire cuz I am a champion and you’re going to hear me ROAR.’ Thanks to @mrtonyhale & @timothycsimons & @katyperry for their hilarious and loving inspiration.”

Earlier this month, her oldest son, Henry Hall, showed off that same sense of humor by thanking everyone for their kind words of encouragement. “I couldn’t be more thankful for the outpouring of support for my mom yesterday. Here’s a picture of us taken last year,” he jokingly wrote alongside the childhood photo. “Love to you all.” We love this family’s positive energy!

Kelly clarkson new song “Christmas Eve”

October 20, 2017

Cute little Christmas bop, it’s a song to go along with her second children’s book “river rose and the magical Christmas”