Friday, November 29, 2013

I Really Cannot Understand Lorde Sometimes

In case you have been living under a rock, New Zealand musician Lorde has made headlines in recent months by her song Royals going top 5 almost everywhere.

To be honest, I personally do not get the appeal of Lorde's music. It's just not my cup of tea, I guess. But I wouldn't say it's bad. Some of her comments are, in my opinion, a bit weird.

For example, she recently said that Taylor Swift was too unattainable. "Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls," she said. Later she apparently said it referred to Taylor's physical beauty and maybe her talent. However, the industry is full of impossibly beautiful people - why did she choose Taylor Swift, and only Taylor Swift to make the point? Plus the "it’s breeding anything good in young girls" part - what was that supposed to mean? I'm pretty sure Taylor Swift is more than good for the young girls who like her. I'm pretty sure if I had a younger sister I would prefer that she liked Taylor Swift than Lady Gaga, for example.

I found her comments on Selena Gomez's Come and Get It much more appropriate, however. "I’m a feminist, and the theme of her song is, ‘When you’re ready come and get it from me.’ I’m sick of women being portrayed this way," she said. Though I personally would not call myself a feminist, I really took issue with the theme of that song, and frankly I felt guilty even liking it a bit. So thank you for speaking up.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Lady Gaga in the Louvre?

Apparently there is now Lady Gaga inspired art at the Louvre.

Seriously, I don't think anything related to Lady Gaga deserves to be there. I just don't think anything she does is good enough for the Louvre.


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Demi Lovato has Respect for Taylor Swift

The Hollywood shock value scene is getting more disgusting by the minute. It's in the performances, it's in the music videos, it's even in the lyrics of some songs. My 'boycott list' is growing larger by the year. Fortunately, there are still plenty of artists who would never do things like that.

Taylor Swift is perhaps one of the best examples of a genuine artist who doesn't get involved in the crazy side of Hollywood, and Demi Lovato wants to follow in her footsteps.

“She's like, 'Well, I don’t go out.' I don’t go out to clubs and I don’t party and to me, it says more when you don’t have to do things for shock value. You're more respected as an artist. And that’s what I want to be, I want to be respected as an artist and not a tabloid headline," Demi told Entertainment Weekly recently.

I think being real and having decency standards are a large part of Taylor Swift's popularity. In this regard, Demi Lovato is definitely on the right track. I am pleased to see that she will continue to follow this path faithfully into the future.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Katy Perry vs Lady Gaga

Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are two of the most popular contemporary pop artists. The two each releasing new stuff this year has prompted comparisons yet again. Even Glee had an episode on this just recently.

Honesty, until recently, I have never thought of Katy Perry or Lady Gaga as opposites - to me, they both did outrageous things - Lady Gaga had the Poker Face video as well as quite a few other boundary pushing ones, and Katy Perry had songs like I Kissed a Girl (which by the way was disrespectful to the gay community in my opinion) and videos like California Gurls. Sure, Gaga was weirder than Katy, but I thought it was a small difference anyway.

Needless to say, I disliked both of them. To me, a better contrast would be with artists like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, who would never do things like that.

Katy Perry has put out quite a good album this time round however, and my view of her appears to be changing. Maybe one day I will learn to truly like her. Lady Gaga, meanwhile, her stuff has gone downhill in my opinion. I don't think I will ever learn to like her.

So maybe Glee did have a point - Lady Gaga and Katy Perry may indeed be opposites in some ways.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Why Portia Didn't Want to be a Lesbian

Portia de Rossi, wife of Ellen DeGeneres, recently revealed why she did not want to be a lesbian in the past.

"I just didn't want to be a lesbian. I'd never met one for a start and I just thought they were strange and that they hated men and they were very serious and I had these ridiculous images in my head and there were no out celebrities or politicians or anybody that I could look to and go, 'Oh, I could be like that'," she said.

I guess one just cannot choose to not be something one is by birth, right?

Anyway, I think it's important that more 'normal', 'next door' type gay and lesbian characters for young gay people to relate to. It's all good being unique and a bit strange, but most people are not like that, nor do they want to be like that, gay or straight.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Taking their Marriage Seriously

Recently married couple Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger appear to be taking their marriage quite seriously - more than what many couples would do anyway.

"We don't drink when we're apart... We don't want to go anywhere that you're asking for trouble," Chad recently told the media.

They reportedly have an alcohol and club ban when apart.

"It sucks! But when you've got something special, you can't be careless with it," Avril said.

A very good idea, I think.

It has also been reported that they are not rushing to start a family yet - they are still finding time for it, it seems.
They're both still young, and I don't think they need to rush either. Take your time!

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Even Katy Perry has Some Limits

The recent proliferation of gross and controversial music videos from multiple female entertainers has provoked an increasingly hot conversation about whether things are going too far.

"I think there's a difference between pushing the envelope sexually and pushing the envelope creatively," Bette Midler recently told Katie Couric.

It appears that even Katy Perry, whose California Gurls video in 2010 made some of us really uncomfortable, wants less of what we are seeing out there too.

"I'm not talking about anyone in particular. I'm talking about all of them. I mean, it's like everybody's so naked. It's like, 'Put it away. We know you've got it. I got it, too'," she said.

I think we can safely conclude that things have gotten too far in 'pushing the envelope sexually' recently, and a return to more family friendly styles would be popular right now. Who is going to lead in that area? It would take someone brave to fill that role, I think.

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