Thursday, May 24, 2018

Nicki Minaj pushes 'Queen' album release date back to August

Earlier this month, Nicki Minaj announced the title and release date of her much-anticipated fourth studio album, Queen. The project was originally slated to drop on June 15, but today, she announced on Instagram Live that the album will now come out on Aug. 10. 

Watch a clip from her video announcement below:

Nicki also posted this message below on Instagram:

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Oh no! Multiple women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior and harassment

A new CNN report details accusations by eight woman who say they were subjected to inappropriate behavior and harassment by actor Morgan Freeman.
The women include production assistants on Freeman's past projects and entertainment reporters at press junkets. One assistant on the film Going Out in Style tells CNN that she was subjected to unwanted touching and comments by Freeman on a near-daily basis. She described a specific incident in which he "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear," CNN reports. He was unsuccessful but kept trying. Eventually, she said, "Alan [Arkin, a co-star] made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn't know what to say."
According to CNN, some women said they came up with ways to combat the alleged harassment on their own— one tactic described involved changing the way they dressed when they knew he would be around. A woman who worked on a different film told the news network, "He did comment on our bodies... We knew that if he was coming by ... not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted."
The pattern of alleged inappropriate behavior was also traced by CNN to Freeman's production company, Revelations Entertainment. Incidents, like the one during production of Going Out in Style, were not reported because the women feared they'd put their jobs in jeopardy.
"If I ever passed him he would stare at me in an awkward way, would look me up and down sometimes stopping and just staring," one woman who worked as a manager at Revelations said. "One time he stopped, looked me up and down as I walked into a room of people, and everyone burst out laughing. And I literally froze feeling very uncomfortable and one of the people in the office said, 'Don't worry, that's just Morgan.'"
According to nthe report, the alleged behavior was not confined to movie sets. Three entertainment reporters said that Freeman made inappropriate remarks to them during while covering upcoming films at press junkets. Chloe Melas (one of the co-authors of the story and an entertainment reporter at CNN) says that Freeman, in a room full of people, shook her hand, looked her up and down, and said more than once a variation of, "I wish I was there." (Melas was six months pregnant at the time.) She says he also said to her, "You are ripe."
In total, CNN spoke to 16 people during the months-long investigation—eight who were victims of Freeman's alleged harassment and eight who said they were witnesses to his behavior.
Freeman issued a statement to multiple news outlets, including Buzzfeed News, after the CNN story was published:
“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected – that was never my intent.”
[via: Glamour]
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

R. Kelly says 'it's too late' to start muting him: 'They should've did this s**t 30 years ago'

A new video has surfaced showing R. Kelly speaking on the sexual assault allegations against him as well as the recent #MuteKelly hashtag that has been trending on Twitter. 

It's "too late," the 51-year-old singer says in the video below. "They should've did this shit 30 years ago."

RELATED: Spotify removes R. Kelly music from its playlists 

One of his sexual assault accusers, Faith Rodgers, has recently spoken on the record detailing the abusive way Kelly treated her, claiming that Kelly told her she looked 14 years old. 

RELATED: Time's Up joins call to shut down R. Kelly with #MuteRKelly campaign 

A source close to Kelly told TMZ that his comment was simply in reference to Spotify, rather than bashing his accusers.

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Stacey Abrams makes history, wins Democratic primary in Georgia

Democrat Stacey Abrams won her party's nomination in Georgia's gubernatorial primary on Tuesday (May 22), becoming the first black woman in the country to win a major party's nomination for governor.

And, if Abrams wins in November, she will become the country's first black female governor!

A message was posted to Abrams' official Facebook page which read:

You did it.
Team Abrams just won our primary election, and this victory belongs to you.
The retiree returning to knock on a few more doors before sundown. The Kroger florist who uses her day off to make phone calls. The high schooler who watched elected officials do nothing after Parkland but knew that he could – that he must – do more.
Everyone who stood with us and fought for progress in the face of doubt.
Everyone who believed that a little Black girl who sometimes had to go without lights or running water – who grew up to become the first woman to lead in the Georgia General Assembly – could become the first woman gubernatorial nominee from either party in Georgia's history.
When the world said "no," you joined our campaign. When the pundits pushed back, you shared our vision with your friends. And when logic whispered that what we've accomplished could never be because history had never made it so, you imagined more for Georgia.
You did it because you believed in me. And I'm running because I believe in you.
I believe in our state, and I believe in our ability to imagine more. I believe that every part of Georgia is brimming with promise and untapped potential. But for too many of us, the question of our future remains unanswered. Not because we don't try – but because our leaders never asked.
For 11 months, I asked. Tonight, you answered.
Tonight, communities that are so often overlooked – whose values are never voiced – stood with us to say: Ours is the Georgia of tomorrow. A state where diversity is a strength. A state where progress is more than possible. A state where everyone has the freedom and opportunity to thrive. A state where equal opportunity is our truth, not their buzzwords.
We proved that an unmuted voice can shake the foundations of an "immutable" status quo. We showed the nation that there is power in our voices, and there is power in our feet.
Tonight's victory was only the beginning. The road to November will be long and tough, but the next step is one we take together.
From the bottom of my heart: Thank you for walking with me. I am so grateful for your continued support in the months ahead.
Onward to November,
Stacey Abrams.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

How often should you wash your jeans? Check out these responses

How often should you really wash your jeans?

I recently had this random convo with one of my coworkers who revealed he wears his jeans a good 3 to 4 times before throwing them in the wash. And, I was like...

So then, I read an article on Business Insider where they state: science demands that you should wash your jeans every four to six days, according to Tech Insider.

Oh my! And I thought 3 to 4 wears was bad!
"After just one wear, your jeans are covered in microbes, including bacteria, skin cells, your natural oils, and traces of whatever was on that park bench you were sitting on. Most of these microbes are technically harmless. So not washing your jeans isn't going to be hazardous to your health," according to Business Insider.
But, wouldn't the jeans also smell after multiple wears?!
Well, I went to social media and asked my Instagram peeps for their thoughts. And, of course, everyone had different types of answers. Some said it depends on where you live, how much you sweat and what you were doing throughout the day while wearing the jeans.

Check out these responses:

Does it depend on where you live? Some peeps think so...

daboot_finest_lady: "This must be a northern thing - rewearing clothes after they have been worn ... in the southern states we sweat ... there is no way we are rewearing clothes that we have had on. Period. Do not @ me... just a point being made"

cleohutchinson: "After every wear, I live in the tropics its hot as hell"

xoxokiadanielle: "I live in NYC and take the subway so every time I wear I wash"

runawayrosie_: "Nah it's hot as hell where I live, so once or twice tops. If you wear good quality jeans, and decent underwear and live somewhere cooler maybe you can get away with longer though?"

she_is_meika_baby: "I live in Newark and work in NYC. I’m on the Path train daily for work and if I come into the city on weekends may have to jump on the MTA. People are disgusting. I cannot go w/o washing my items after wearing."

limortel: "Every time I wear it ... live in Florida can't wear anything twice. Soon you come home it goes straight in the hamper"

Some say it depends on the activity you're doing...

buffbagswell_el: "2 times if you did absolutely nothing all day"

pudge916: "It depends on the type of jeans, how long I wear them, where I go in them, and what I do when I hv them on. & Some jeans go in the washer, others go to the cleaners."

lejahbougielee: "Depends on the activity in the jeans. I usually wear them twice before I wash them"

the_hirtzers: "Depends on activity if I went hiking they are getting washed if I wore them after I showered for 2 hours before bed I'll wear again but 2 days at most"

_conceiteds.only: "It just depends on how long you had them on and were you sweating in them if not a good 2 days for me but I have so many clothes I don't need to wear them again"

Others say it depends on how often you wear them, but also pointed out the quality of the denim jeans and saying washing those jeans everyday can lead to the denim fading...

begolden247: "Jeans shrink when you wash them... keep them longer, don’t wash them."

ucallme_chef: "U not suppose to wash real denim so I say 3-5 times, but cheap jeans I wash every time I wear them. The more u wash denim the more you destroy the jeans"

lilmissent: "Depending on the brand of jeans! My more expense jeans I only wear to events so I don’t wash them every time I wear them...kinda like a evening gown you only wash it if it has a stain on it. But my Jeans from America Eagle I wash them every time I wear them because I am a mess and spill stuff all the time lol!"

marjeanhuncho: "Bro you are not supposed to wash your pants after every wear !! All y’all mfs crazy who raised y’all a pair of pants can be worn 2-3 times (not consecutively)before you need to wash them because eventually they’ll begin to fade"

_.negus: "Y’all must be out here buying that cheap Walmart denim. You can wear Levi denim about 3 or 4 times before needing to wash them. You just need to make sure you wash your ass before putting your jeans on"

laly_0582: "I'll wear mine 3 times before I wash them. My denim isn't cheap. Wash your ass, not your jeans..."

savagerealitytvI: "hand wash all my jeans.... but I use them at least 3 times before washing them"

seanciroc: "Depends on the type of jean. If it's a high end label then hardly & only after a few wears as sometimes they shrink or design stitching gets ruined. If they're black 🖤 jeans not for a long time or to many washes will cause colour loss. However & above all else if the jeans smell - please wash them!!! Now what's up with those nasty 🤢 people that wear jeans & no underwear!?? That should be a crime!!!"

On the other hand, some pointed out that it doesn't matter what kind of jeans you're wearing; one wear and the jeans should get washed...

nita_luv_2k4: "Everytime I wear them. Look I got thighs and I sweat like a man.. Ain't nobody got time for that."

ll_about_kiaj: "Um ewwwww 3 to 4 wears...once is my limit."

msmary_says: "One wear them wash. It's an ocd thing"

bassmichelleash: "Just imagine how many people you have interacted with throughout the day and how many germs has transferred to those same jeans you want to wear for three days. That’s why people stay sick"

brown_goddess239: "I wear mine once . Wait until I get two week's worth of Jean's . Then wash them all at one time"

To my surprise, A LOT of people agreed that you can wear jeans a good 3 to 4 times before washing them. 

johnbaboss: "Maybe after 4 wears"

mrsnatadair: "I wear mine at least twice unless they got dirty or something. And make sure to wash them inside out. You can also consider hanging them up to dry. Makes them last longer."

yo_co123: "That sounds about right,about 3 times unless I spilled something on them."

209_0queen: "I get about 3-4 wears out of mines y’all. I do disinfect my jeans after each wear so. Everyone is different though."

jazz_fierce: "@jessixaxsin DUDE. These people out here are wasting water. How the fuck they get their jeans so dirty? To wash them every single time? Like no."

So then my next question would be: If you do wear your jeans multiple times before washing them, where do you keep your already worn jeans at? Do you mix the worn jeans in a drawer with the clean ones? 

toastybunch: "Thts how it’s originally supposed to be but I wash after one wear cuz it’s gross to me. Where would I store my already worn jeans?? Definitely not with the cleans"

str_lali: "Im a germophobic. You get exposed to all kinds of viruses n bacteria once you put a foot out your house. You wouldn't want to mix your dirty jeans with the clean ones. I dont even wanna sit on my couch with clothes I've worn throughout the day. Idk. To each their own though."

After all of this, how often you wash your jeans seems like it depends on the quality of the denim, when they smell, the activities you're doing and how much you sweat in the jeans, how often you wear them in a week, and how dirty the area you live in is.

What do you think? How often do you wear your jeans before washing them? Drop a comment below!
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