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    A British invasion came to LA last night when Burberry hosted a massive party and fashion show at the Griffith Observatory. A-listers from both sides of the pond came out for the event, including the entire Beckham family, Naomi Campbell, Cara Delevingne, January Jones, Mila Kunis, Anna Wintour, Anjelica Huston and many more. Take a peek at photos, below.


    Naomi Campbell


    Anna Wintour


    St. Vincent, Cara Delevingne and Jamie Hince


    Liberty Ross


    Victoria Beckham snapping a pic of her son Brooklyn and Cara Delevingne


    Gia Coppola


    Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo Beckham


    Burberry's Christopher Bailey and Rosie Huntington-Whitely




    Victoria Beckham


    Liberty Ross, Kate Beckinsale and Jamie King



    David Beckham and Harper Beckham


    David Furnish and Elton John


    Suki Waterhouse


    January Jones


    Ashley Madekwe


    Bee Schaffer


    Adrian Grenier


    The Beckham family


    Anjelica Huston


    Mila Kunis


    Kiernan Shipka


    Rachel Zoe


    Mario Testino

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    The Creators Project has released a behind-the-scenes interview with pop artist, director and highly evolved alien FKA Twigs. Dressed down, soft-spoken and often funny, she reveals the ideas behind some of her jaw-droppingly strange and beautiful videos (see: "Pendulum" and "Glass & Patron"). Below, a handful of our favorite quotes from the interview.


    On deciding to direct
    "I've spoken before about the 'man's-eye view' that you get in a camera... that you can want something to be portrayed in one way and then with a man's-eye view, or with an eye that's not in touch emotionally with what you're trying to say, a video can come out completely differently -- just because of the camera angle."

    On getting tied up in the "Pendulum" video
    "You can only be tied up for seven minutes at a time. It's really annoying, because you want to do it, and then if you lose circulation in your arm for too much you can have a numb arm for six months. So I was just trying to get the balance between being dedicated and getting the shot, and not losing sensation in my arm. So that was fun."

    On moms and cats
    "My mum just let me do whatever I wanted to do in terms of being creative when I was I child. If I wanted to be a cat for the weekend, I could just be a cat, and that was cool."

    On giving birth to several yards of colorful fabric in the back of a van for the "Glass & Patron" video
    "The idea came from looking at a lot of young girls now, in modern society, and seeing what makes girls feels beautiful and what men seem to find attractive. Obviously, you can have a big boob -- a big boob, it's a singular one... You can have big boobs or a big butt or big thighs, but for me, if I'm on a tube and I see a pregnant woman get on, I always can't stop staring. That's so incredible to think that women can grow something inside their bodies. It's something that's not spoken about that much, especially not in terms of a woman being sexy or being beautiful or feeling powerful or feeling empowered in what she can do with her body. I wanted to feel what it would be like to feel sexy with a baby bump."

    On being understood
    "With my my profile growing, it enters into a world of people who don't understand me and they're never going to understand me and I don't expect them to understand me and I don't want them to understand me. That's also OK, and in a way, quite exciting as well -- to have it spread into a place where it shouldn't really go and yet it's there and it feels nice...

    "I quite enjoy it when people don't get it."

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    anna-kendrick-pitch-perfect-650-430.jpgIn a press release yesterday, Touchstone announced that Anna Kendrick will be joining the long  list of celebs-turned-authors with the publication of her "collection of humorous, autobiographical essays" in fall 2016. For her part, Kendrick says that "I'm very, very funny on Twitter, according to Buzzfeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea." So what's the actress gonna write about? How boring growing up in Maine is? How many times it took her to get that damn cup technique down pat? Her friendship with Aubrey Plaza? Choices, choices. 


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    CF099641_edit 1.jpgWelcome to the inaugural edition of our column The New Royals, in which we introduce you to the noteworthy youngsters we know are destined for fame. Some will actually be from royal or princely families, others will be the brethren of showbiz's kings and queens. Whatever the case, they'll be fabulous.

    We kick things off with model Miles Hurley, who is the nephew of legendary sexbomb Elizabeth Hurley.


    Name: Miles Hurley
    Age: 18
    Lives in: New York
    Zodiac sign: Capricorn
    Occupation: Model with Red Men NYC
    Education: Emanuel School and some Collingham College. "I can go back  to college when I want to. Modeling is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
    Discovered: "I got scouted when I was 13, but they thought I was 16 because I was 6'1."
    First big break: Going to Sicily to shoot a campaign for Carharrt when he was 16.
    Favorite shoot so far: A whirlwind Cavalli campaign with photographer Michel Comte in LA. "I flew to LA from London for one day. I hadn't been to America since I was 2 and couldn't remember anything -- I just went there, landed, stayed on Sunset Boulevard and flew straight back into London. I didn't even get to eat an In-N-Out Burger!"
    What's life in NYC been like?"I think this experience and leaving school early is character-building. It's really good for my independence. My friends all basically live at home with their parents."
    As a Brit, does he have any thoughts on the Royal Family?"I know shockingly little about the monarchy and the Royal Family. I know it's an amazing thing but I have to say the most I do is watch the Queen's speech."
    Did he watch the premiere of his aunt Elizabeth Hurley's The Royals?
    "I was out with a friend, so I missed the premiere, which is awful because my mom kept calling to make sure I remembered to watch."

    Photography by Richard Gerst. Styling by David Chavez. All clothing Michael Bastian

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    Detroit-based rapper might be known for wearing fur coats, jerseys, sunglasses or her namesake loafers but in her new video, "Me U & Hennessy," we're introduced to her softer side. Wearing lingerie and bathing suits, Dej sings some pretty hot 'n heavy lyrics about sex as she hangs out on her bed and walks along the beach. So...just who is she singing to? Turns out it's Lil Wayne. While Tunechi doesn't yet make an appearance (the video ends with "To Be Continued") you can hear a verse from the rapper at the very end. Fingers crossed Part II features shots of them sipping Hennessy on a bearskin rug in front of a roaring fire. Watch the clip, above.

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    I mean, you had us at  A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz, The Grand Budapest Hotel's Tony Revolori and Workaholics' Blake Anderson. But there's some genuinely exciting stuff in the first full-on trailer for Dope -- the story of a nerdy kid (played by Shameik Moore; look for him next week in our Beautiful People Class of 2015!) from Inglewood with a punk band, an undying love of '90s hip-hop and hair somewhere between Bobby Brown and Kid 'n Play.

    Watch the trailer, above. Dope is in theaters June 19.

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    Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 3.54.21 PM.pngRecord Store Day returns tomorrow, and the annual celebration of indie music stores has been getting lots of traction in the last few years, especially since vinyl became the only physical format that's actually increasing in sales -- rising 38% in 2014. The full run-down of releases is HERE, but we've already picked our faves:

    1. Joan Rivers -- The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album
    Sorry, it's not on vinyl, but this re-issue of the late comedian's classic 1968 album will be available for the first time on CD. Plus there's an 8-page booklet.

    2. ESG -- The Moody EP 12-inch colored vinyl 45rpm
    Besides "Moody," the record includes two more great tracks: "You're No Good" and "UFO."
     
    3. J Dilla -- Fuck The Police 9-inch vinyl "badge-shaped" picture disc
    The late, Detroit artist's out-of-print track -- originally released in 2001.

    4. The Jesus & Mary Chain -- Psychocandy  red vinyl LP
    A limited-edition, live version of the band's debut studio album, recorded last year in Glasgow.

    5. Run The Jewels -- Bust No Moves 12-inch vinyl
    That's a new track, plus the B-side includes "Love Again" and "Pew Pew Pew."

    6. The Shoes -- Primal Vinyl 12-inch vinyl
    The '70s indie band from Zion, Illinois has a record featuring unreleased live versions and other tracks out for the first time on vinyl.

    7. Metallica's cassette reissue of their 1982 demo tape, No Life 'Til Leather
    And there's Lars Ulrich's original handwriting, too.

    8. Various Artists -- Northern Soul: The Soundtrack double 12-inch vinyl
    Vinyl, gatefold, limited edition of the UK film soundtrack, featuring classic tracks from the '60s.

    9. Sun Ra -- Planets of Life or Death 12-inch vinyl
    This is the first release of a 1973 live show in Amiens, France, and was recorded direct from the soundboard.

    10. The White Stripes  -- Get Behind Me Satan
    Double LP, first time on vinyl -- one record is red and one is white! 


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    One of the highlights at this year's Tribeca Film Festival is the New York premiere of Misery Loves Comedy, a documentary by Kevin Pollak that looks at the route beloved funny people like Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon and more took to achieve comedy success. We've got an exclusive clip from the film featuring Judd Apatow talking about interviewing Jerry Seinfeld and Harold Ramis as a teenager...just for his own edification. "I would go to where they were with an enormous tape recorder from the AV squad and I would lie and say it was a real radio station and when I got there, a child had just shown up and they would realize they just got duped," he says. "But they would talk to me anyways because they were really nice." It's a delightful little anecdote and even includes some great '80s-era photos of a babyfaced Judd chilling with his comedy heroes.

    Misery Loves Comedy is currently available on iTunes and will screen at the IFC Center on April 24th.

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    chloesevignybook1.jpgTwo-time Paper cover star Chloe Sevigny has a new self-titled book of photos, out Monday via Rizzoli. The 222-page archive chronicles everything from her days as a restless teenager in Connecticut itching to move to New York City to her career-launching 1997 big-screen debut in Kids to her tenure as the muse of high-fashion brands like Miu Miu. There's an image from her 1994 Jay McInerney New Yorker profile, which ushered her into the mainstream; lookbook photos from her days as a model for Kim Gordon's influential '90s streetwear line X-Girl; and recent shots from her collections for Opening Ceremony.

    More than any of the breakout actresses of the '90s, Sevigny came to represent the sort of Sassy-reading pre-Internet cool that's continued to encompass her over the past two decades. As Gordon writes in the introduction, "[Sevigny's] zest for freely roaming around space with an attitude and outfit to match evolved well ahead of what is now the homogenized look of the Internet. Her dark-side style is a like a breath of fresh air compared to the bland, candy-coated, Hollywood-ized proposal for female sexuality and the democratization of 'cool.'" In other words, Sevigny was probably the first and last person to ever attend the Academy Awards with a case of scabies she had contracted from thrift-store shopping right before. (An anecdote friend Natasha Lyonne shares in the book's afterword).

    At 40, Sevigny's wary to launch into any lectures about what "cool" means in the Tumblr-moodboard era of instant access and inspiration, but she does feel a tinge of nostalgia for a time when digging through piles of old fur coats at a church rummage sale was just as wrapped up in your identity as wearing the clothes themselves. "I feel sad for kids today that thrifts aren't the way that they used to be," Sevigny says over the phone from Los Angeles. "That world is sort of lost now." 

    We asked Sevigny to reflect on a few images included in the book. Those photos, and her reflections, are below.
     


    chloesevignybook5.jpgI'm 17 and a senior in high school. I was having a very difficult time in school. I was miserable, which you can't really tell from looking at the photo, because my smile seems genuine. I was dissatisfied with the town we live in and my high school. There were only 500 people who went to my school and I had known most of them from elementary school. I was rip-roaring-ready to bust out of my hometown and, in fact, I moved out of town the day after I graduated from high school.

    I'm wearing sandalwood beads that I made into a choker with elastic, and I always wore that long-sleeved T-shirt for some reason. I probably have on really baggy skater jeans, like something from Girbaud or Blind, and either combat boots or steel-toed Dr. Martens. I was working at Polo at the time, so I had a real affinity for the Lo Lifes -- the boys who dressed in all Polo. I probably had a tinge of that hinting into my look as well. I was so into the Tribe Called Quest / hip-hop / hippie / skater thing.

    My older brother Paul was a huge influence on me as a teenager. Starting in high school, I gravitated toward older kids and older people -- people I felt like I could learn something from. I was like a sponge and I was pretty shy and not very confident. I was always on the periphery, watching everyone else. Not participating quite as much. 

    By the time I was a senior, I was going into the city every weekend. I sat alone at lunch. I had a couple of friends who were more like skater-y kids, but I still didn't feel like they were really my people. My people had already graduated or lived in different towns.


    chloesevignybook8.jpgI wanted a few photos in here that were more personal, and not already on the Internet. I took these in my bedroom on a Polaroid with a timer to send to a boy who I liked in England. I was always talking to him on the phone, so I was trying to come up with this narrative photo. Like, "This is me, calling from my bedroom." It was stupid! I still have that phone -- it's pink with grey buttons. I guess these were the rejects that didn't make it to the boy, but I still think there's something kind of charming about them.


    chloesevignybook3.jpgThis is by a photographer named Kevin Hatt. I don't remember what this was for, but I have a ton of Polaroids from this series. I like that it has kind of an Avedon feel. It was the mid-'90s and I had been photographed a bunch by the time this photo was taken. So many people were trying to get me to wear things in photos or to wear my hair a certain way, but he really wanted to capture me for me. That's a Brooks Brothers blazer and I'm wearing a neon-pink lace skirt underneath with some ugly white pumps. I was probably trying to mimic Helmut Lang. I think that sweater was Harmony [Korine's]. I don't have it anymore. But I've kept a lot of my old clothes. I still have that Brooks Brothers blazer. I still have those beads from my school photo. I have an exhaustive archive. 

    chloesevignybook2.jpgThis is Fourth of July. I was subletting Natasha [Lyonne]'s apartment on 16th Street and 2nd Avenue. Brian DeGraw [of Gang Gang Dance] and Rita Ackermann are in the background. I kind of had this Connecticut vibe going on out on the terrace, with the white umbrella and the flags. And I had flower boxes. I've always made my home in that classic kind of way. I'm wearing a blue and white '40s-style bathing suit that I still have, and I'm wearing Yves Saint Laurent mules. We all went up to the roof to watch fireworks.

    chloesevignybook4.jpgThose are Norma Kamali shoes and I'm wearing a headband, so I'm not totally naked. This was shot by Inez and Vinoodh for Purple magazine. I wanted to have a sexy vibe in the book, but I didn't want photos of me like, arching my back with my mouth open, which is not Inez and Vinoodh's style. And being photographed nude by a woman feels so much safer. I think the images from this shoot are very strong and empowering. Urban Outfitters made a big pre-order for this book, and one of the stipulations was "no bush." So. This made it in. And I didn't really want to show bush anyways. 
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    Sevigny and Lyonne will sign copies of Chloe Sevigny at New York's Herald Square Urban Outfitters, 1333 Broadway, on Monday, April 20th, from 7-9 p.m. Sevigny will also do a signing at Bookmarc in Los Angeles, 8407 Melrose Place, on April 29th at 6 p.m.



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  • 04/19/15--05:00: The Sunday Funnies

  • This FIVE-MINUTE fever dream of a Sizzler commercial from 1991 has been making the rounds online this week and it's just jaw-dropping. [WashingtonPost]


    This week's episode of Louie features a poop emergency from your nightmares.   
     13TAE.gifThis is the look. [Mlkshk]

    tumblr_naoakuZnIS1rljyvzo1_500.jpgTo say this is "the most" elegant gift seems like a little much because that's discounting necklaces made out of human teeth, random doll heads with their eyes gouged out, rusted metal shards and taxidermy woodchucks in funny or realistic poses. [FYouNoFMe]



    Watch this woman at a Cubs game catch a foul ball in her beer and then chug it. She's cool and your new best friend. Doesn't it seem like her name is probably something fun, like Jen? Just wanna hang with her always. [Uproxx]
     13TCC.jpgWhat does it mean that we see nothing wrong with this photo? [Mlkshk]

    tumblr_nmqb4tm4Ww1snm7t3o1_1280.jpgSee you! [FYouNoFMe]


    This rescue bat named Sully loves her some grapes. [TastefullyOffensive]
     
    tumblr_nmt82q02jb1rftd4vo1_540.gifHave a great Sunday! [FYeahDementia]


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    tumblr_nao639kb2Q1qje4xjo1_500.gifIn 2010, when Nicki Minaj released Pink Friday, everyone was expecting the much-hyped MC from Queens to go hard. Instead, she showed her softer, 'pinker' side. She released lyrical, pop hits like "Moment 4 Life" and "Your Love," leaving everyone wondering where the "Monster" Nicki had gone.

    But Nicki Minaj is out to prove that it wasn't the color pink that turned her pop. For her second album she re-uppedPink Friday. On the cover Minaj's lips are curled in a posturing snarl. Like a version of Hole's manically messy prom queen on their album Live Through This, her defiant lip curl is behind the word "pink," in bold and written in a Barbie-like font -- but make no mistake, she's not playing. And with the upcoming release of her third album, she's sticking with that theme. The rapper -- don't confuse her for a singer or pop-star -- is calling her latest, The Pink Print. She told The Fader in a cover story interview that this album will be "the blueprint for female rappers to come" because for Minaj, Jay Z's Blueprint doesn't apply. As one of the biggest female rappers since Lil' Kim, she's navigating uncharted territory.

    In this case, pink is Minaj's subversion and a resistance to the male dominated rap scene. Minaj wears pink to assert her femininity in male spaces. She wears it as armor and in solidarity with her girls, making it clear that she's not out here for the boys. Her newest songs, "Anaconda" and "Lookin' Ass" are decidedly dick-negative. Yes, she'll twerk in a pink thong but she'll also don a pink wig and cut bananas -- and other phallic shaped fruit -- with a vengeance.

    Elsewhere online, female artists are taking a cue from Minaj and reclaiming pink. Androgynous silhouettes, workout chic, and minimalism are still trending, but don't discount femme just yet. Artist Grace Miceli designed a baseball cap that could fit into the normcore uniform except for one thing -- it's bright pink.

    891A1315_3.jpgAs pictured, the cap is best worn with an eye roll or a Nicki Minaj snarl. You're an art baby, but you're no man's.

    And like Nicki Minaj's gloriously abrasive Roman character, photographer Maisie Cousins likes to mix femininity with the grotesque and uncanny. She recently designed a capsule collection for UK-based boutique IRL London for which she distorts traditionally feminine objects to make her textiles.

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    Artists Liv Thurley and Aryana Hessami are also out to prove that pink is tough. They curated PINKD, a limited-edition art book that sold out within 48 hours of its release. The collectionfeatures work from artists "who are not afraid to use pink and bring with it new perspectives." These artists, including Samantha Conlon and Maja Malou Lyse, explore the constraints of femininity and push against them, using hyper-girlishness to their advantage.
     

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    The introduction to PINKD starts off with the now iconic Mean Girls quote, "On Wednesdays we wear pink..." But the hue isn't just for Wednesdays or Fridays anymore. In fact, it's no longer just a hue -- it's a weapon.
     

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    Nightclubs are places for catharsis, bonding, and sheer joy--unless they're bad. When the elements don't click, they can be like an uninsured visit to the dentist. Here are the worst Manhattan clubs I've ever experienced, and I've been to a lot.

    Club USA
    (218 W. 47th Street)
    This was Peter Gatien's 1992-'95 retread of an old theater that suddenly became home to the last gasp of the club kid movement. The plexiglas slide that took you from the balcony to the main floor was a jazzy touch, and there were some other sexy motifs to mirror Times Square aesthetics, but overall, the result failed to enchant or enthrall. In fact, I stood there on the balcony with Gary Coleman one night, looking down and wondering how the nightlife died.

    Nell's (246 W. 14th Street).
    Reacting against the peak of the big spaces and the madness, Nell's opened in 1986 as a staid supper club presided over by former Rocky Horror costar Nell Campbell. It was snooty and boring, and at the time I wrote, "It's a scene all right, but less for those who are going places than for those who are already there and aren't about to budge." Not surprisingly, Patrick Bateman of Bret Easton Ellis's novel American Psycho went to Nell's a lot. Today, it's Up & Down, home to Duh Fridays.

    Xenon (124 W 43 St.)
    Open from 1978-1984 on the site of a legit theater turned porn palace, this was the place you went to if you couldn't get into the legendary disco Studio 54. As a result, the club had a second-class air of desperation about it, like a glitzy lost and found department for wannabes and rejects. Faced with the option of going there and being part of the dejection, I usually preferred to go home and watch TV. Today, it's the Stephen Sondheim Theater, where they've had a few bad shows, but it's still preferable to Xenon!

    Magique (First Avenue and 61st Street).
    Though we nicknamed this neon-laden disco Tragique, it wasn't quite as sad as that may have sounded. But the late '70s/early '80s club still had an also-ran feeling to it, with blah events and second-rate stars. The space later proved way more useful as a Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

    Le Baron (32 Mulberry Street)
    I feel guilty putting this in since they're still operating, but I find the long, narrow bar cramped and the balcony a bit shaky. On any of the three levels, you might be thinking, "Where are the exits?" But the Chinese design motifs certainly work for Chinatown.

    Stringfellows 
    British businessman Peter Stringfellow opened this East 20s disco/supper club in 1986, not knowing enough about the NYC scene and what made it tick. He should have realized it was a bad idea to hire a doorman who would totally recognize me, but still not let me in because he couldn't find my name on the list (even though the publicist had doubly confirmed it in advance. Yes, I have Italian Alzheimer's -- I forget everything except a grudge.) Stringfellow at least tried to make up for this gaffe with constant apologies and charm, but his stab at fabulousness was clearly doomed. It later resurfaced as a strip joint.

    Big Kahuna 
    In the transitional year of 1987, on Broadway near Houston Street, there surfaced this Hawaiian surf-themed hangout partly designed for Wall Street brokers on their way home. Back then, I described the "conga line of yuppies" waiting to get in. I was not one of them.

    Tool Box (1742-Second Avenue)
    This obscure bar has been running uptown for years, though the one time I dropped by  (on a week night), you could hear the gay crickets chirping. The website promises "New York's best kept secret," and apparently that's no lie! But like I say, it's been a staple forever, so long may their tools flourish. Runner-up: Notspot Stairs.

    Pravda
    This SoHo club was only so bad because it was so good. You see, in the late '70s, Rudolf Pieper (who later did Danceteria) premiered it, causing a crush of fabulous people to descend on opening night and make quite a scene. Alas, it turned out to be closing night too. The cops shut the joint down and it never managed to reopen. The Moose Murders of nightlife, Pravda is legendary -- but mainly because it was a big disappointment that titillated our hopes and dashed our spirits.

    Red Zone (W. 54 Street)
    This was a cavernous place with shellacky walls and unctuous owners, desperately trying to cash in on the late '80s/'90s scene. But despite the presence of club kids and great DJs, it felt like more of a Dead Zone  (though I still went all the time, of course).




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    Durano1.jpgIn the gay porn world, Jimmy Durano is royalty. He was the 2013 Performer of the Year at the Grabbys (the Academy Awards of gay porn) and he and his husband Christian Owen are the Jay Z and Beyoncé of the industry. (Okay, they're the Beyoncé and Beyoncé.) We chatted with the adult film star about everything from celebrity crushes to the hottest scene he's ever shot.

    Where are you from?

    I'm from Brazil, born and raised. I moved to the States when I was 21.

    Have you always had such a great butt or have you had to work hard to get it?


    (Blushing) It's called the Brazilian genes but the gym helps to keep it camera ready.

    Were you nervous when you filmed your first adult film scene?

    Yes, definitely. I'd say "I almost peed my pants" but I was not wearing any. Oops... It was nerve racking for sure, but super easy.

    Do you have any celebrity crushes
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    Celebrity crushes? Plural. Oh boy... I guess I'd have to say Chris Evans is #1 hands down. Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Joe Manganiello and Kellan Lutz complete my top five. As you can see I like my super heroes very much, also a werewolf and a vampire. I can't help it!

    What is the sexiest scene you've ever shot?

    I like to think it was in Trunks 8 with Jake Wilde and The Dom with Mitch Vaughn. Trunks 8 was a poolside scene, 110 degree weather in Palm Springs so, yeah, it was "hot." For The Dom, we were in the studio and they managed to create a water system on top of the set where it "rained" for the entire time we were shooting. You don't get to see many scenes out there where the models are fucking under the "rain"

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    miley-cyrus-joan.jpgJoan Jett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend with Lou Reed and Green Day. Back in 2010, Jett told us inspiring other girls to play rock music when she formed her short-lived but seminal band the Runaways was vital to her. The rest of the world, it turned out, wasn't ready for it. "I remember thinking 'I can't be the only girl in Hollywood, in Los Angeles, California, who wants to play rock 'n' roll. There have to be other girls out there like me.' It was not only about finding my band members, but once I found them, inspiring other girls. It seemed like a no-brainer. Like everyone would be excited to see teenage girls playing rock 'n' roll. I guess I was just super-naïve -- I never anticipated the sort of shit that girls would take."

    And, like any female pop performer, Miley Cyrus knows that shit well. Wearing "JJ" pasties, the singer gave Jett's induction speech, saying, "She] made the world evolve, her life and her success is proof that we can self-evolve." Cyrus also performed covers of the Runaways'"Cherry Bomb" and Jett's rendition of "Crimson and Clover" with Dave Grohl and Jett.

    Watch a snippet of the Jett/Cyrus/Grohl/ performances and read Miley's speech below, which features she and Jett smoking pot in a hotel room bathroom paid for by Oprah.

     




    Miley Cyrus' Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Speech Joan Jett:

    Thank you guys so much. I'm going to start off this induction with the first time I wanted to have sex with Joan Jett. We were doing Oprah together, and I go up to Joan's hotel room. Joan opens the door, and I come in, and Kenny Laguna is laying in bed. I don't know what the fuck is going on. There's towels shoved underneath all the door cracks, shower caps around all the smoke detectors. Joan is running around spraying orange-smelling cleaner to mask the smell of "the pot" (that's what you guys call it), and we go into her bathroom.

    The show was where new artists got to perform with their idols, and I wanted to perform with Joan, of course. And we were in her bathroom, and we were smoking and just talking, and this was one of the moments in my life where I wanted to be as present and absorb everything that she said to me. I listened to her talk about her days with the Runaways. She talked about music. She talked about why she loves animals and she doesn't want to eat them. I was getting to have this moment with someone that, to me, is Superwoman; what Superwoman really should be.

    At first, having this honor to induct Joan Jett into the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was overwhelming. There was so much that I could say and she just had a life in music that is rare. She's had a career that's decades long. She's been the first to do many things and not just as a woman, but just as a badass babe on the planet.

    But this one story is my favorite: So on one trip, Joan went to entertain the troops in Turkey and the Middle East, and Joan was traveling with the Secretary of Air Force. And Joan had requested a trip to Jerusalem, where she was playing, on the USS Bataan in the harbor of Haifa. Not acquainted with the culture, and all covered up in black because it was a cold day and looking kind of androgynous, Joan accepted a yarmulke from one of the guards. And she went over to the men's side of the Wailing Wall to make a prayer.

    And just as Joan noticed a bunch of other women at another part of the wall, Joan's Israeli friend assigned to the trip appeared freaking out and screaming "international incident." The American Marines watching us were getting ready to protect Joan from the Orthodox who tried to exact retribution if they knew about the transgression. So everyone agreed to never speak about this (sorry), and swore that Joan was the only woman to ever stick a prayer in the men's side of the Wailing Wall.

    She was also the first major female artist to start her own record label, and that's only because all the other labels said that there wasn't a market for that kind of music. And Kenny Laguna, I want to say something to you. I want to say that you're a fucking genius and this is why: Because when 23 record labels were saying that you started Blackheart Records together with Joan, by the way using his daughter's college savings, selling records out of the back of your Cadillac. And it takes someone like you that believes in the music but, more than that, believes in us as people and as human beings. You two are an unconventional and unconditional kind of love. What you guys have is what all of us should look for in the people that we spend our lives and our valuable time here on the Earth with. People in this room are probably married to people they love less than you guys love each other. I'm honored to be part of your life.

    I'm also honored to induct the Blackhearts tonight. Why don't we bring everyone up right now.

    But I do want to say one final story about when I knew that I loved Joan so fucking much. And this shit kind of fucks me up because it's the day that she was dedicating her time to an upcoming project for my foundation, supporting the LGBT homeless youth. She was running around our backyard. She was with my dogs, playing with my pig, and I played the Tibetan bowls for her at sunset. Kenny and Joan, they sang along with these bowls. And this relationship seems different than the one five or six years ago smoking pot in Oprah's bathroom. Oprah was paying for it. It wasn't her bathroom, but she paid for it.

    I now look at her less as a deity, but now I have this connection, and I have this connection with her that she can be a guide for me. Growing up, my dad always kept me around music, and I spent a lot of time with all different artists. But I know there isn't one other person on this planet that's been an inspiration to me like you have. Joan's music, her activism, who she is. In all of our lives, all of us will experience people who try to tell us who to be and what to be. Fuck those people! Instead of changing for other people, if you don't like how the world is, change it yourself. She made the world evolve, her life and her success is proof that we can self-evolve. I want to thank you for fighting for our freedom, Joan, and I love you so much.


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    It was Halloween in April on Saturday when LA-based nightlife hosts the Boulet Brothers teamed up with Brooklyn queen Horrorchata to throw 'Dragula,' the West Coast bacchanal billed as "Hollywood's filthiest dance party & celebration of Drag, Filth, Leather & Glamour." The night, which was held inside Secret Project Robot, featured a $400 drag pageant whose highlights included a hotdog eating contest, go-go boys, dancing and, of course, breathtaking lewks. Take a peek at photos from the night, below.


    Runway executioner, Severely Mame


    Horrorchata, Merrie Cherry & One-Half Nelson


    The Boulet Brothers & Hedda Lettuce (center)






    Porn star, Chris Harder






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    Because we all woke up this rainy Monday morning wondering, "Yes but what is the definitive version of 'Love Hurts'?" here is a stark, lovely and, we hope, healing new rendition, courtesy of Florence Welch and special guest Father John Misty. The magic happened yesterday at Coachella, the weekend after Welch broke her foot onstage during Florence + the Machine's main-support slot.

    Watch the video, above, and then join the comments thread on Stereogum and start raging-typing at everyone whose idea of the Platonic "Love Hurts" ideal differs from yours.

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  • 04/20/15--05:15: Kanye West: In His Own Words
  • american_dream_kanye_west_april_cover.jpgI know people want to talk about the American Dream, but my dream is a world dream. It's a world in which everyone's main goal would be to help each other. The first thing I told my team on New Year's Day was, "You know, people say bad news travels fast, but this year let's make good news travel faster." You get back what you put out, and the more positive energy you put out, the more positive energy you'll get back. We had to do a lot of fighting in the past couple of years to get people to understand what we want to do, what we will do and what we're capable of doing. Not just me -- or my DONDA creative team, or my design team, or my music team -- but an entire generation that has the information highway and the ability to access information. Information is not only power; it's simply everything. It can be a scary thing for people to think universally, to think in terms of the world. It's not traditional. There's a lot of people who want to make sure things don't become a hybrid, but the Internet has opened up every conversation, literally and metaphorically. It starts as homogenizing, but this hybrid-ing, this interbreeding of ideas, is necessary for us as a race to evolve. (Thank God for Steve Jobs.) For example, there was an embroiderer at a fashion house who was in her 90s and she refused to give anyone her technique. She said, "When I die, this technique will die also." I think the opposite of that. I think it's so important for me, as an artist, to give Drake as much information as I can, A$AP, Kendrick, Taylor Swift, any of these younger artists as much information as I can to make better music in the future. We should all be trying to make something that's better. It's funny that I worked at the Gap in high school, because in my past 15 years it seems like that's the place I stood in my creative path -- to be the gap, the bridge.
     
    It's beautiful when you can connect a purpose to things that you've spent a lot of time on. I feel very positive about the future. People are starting to recognize and just give me a chance to be looked at, respected and a part of the conversation. I really appreciate that my collection at New York Fashion Week was accepted positively. The moment that I saw Alber Elbaz, he patted me on the back and said, "Keep going." It's important to believe and it's equally important to pay your dues.

    I was speaking at a fashion award ceremony -- I gave the head of Milk Studios, Mazdack Rassi, the first award of the night -- and I talked about the concept of "the fashion insider." I believe that everyone is a fashion insider, because it's illegal to be naked. But in all seriousness, the fashion world can say, "Yo, you know what I mean: the inside insiders." I saw this article that asked, "Should Kanye leave fashion to the professionals?" That question is really ignorant, in a way, because the second I sell my first T-shirt or my first shoe, doesn't that make me a professional? And when you sit down with Riccardo Tisci at the Louvre and he pitches the idea of you wearing a leather kilt, which could be considered by all of your gangbanging friends as some sort of a dress or skirt, at that point you are now a part of the fashion world. You have paid your dues to be an insider. I paid my dues when I had to wear a kilt in Chicago, and friends would say, "What's your boy got on?" But there are warriors that have killed people in kilts in the past. Who gets to decide what's hard and what's not hard? When I saw this kilt, I liked it. I was into it. It looked fresh to me. I felt creative; I didn't feel limited by some perception.

    kanyewest_spread_1.jpgIt's funny to be so famous and noted for one thing, and to have so many people try to box you out of another form of art, even if you've proven you're an artist of one form. My goal isn't to "break through the fashion world;" my goal is to make usable sculpture. My goal is to paint. My goal is to be as close to a five-year-old, or a four-year-old, or a three-year-old, as possible. If a three-year-old says, "I like the color orange," he's not giving an explanation to an entire world that can give him a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down on whether or not he should like the color orange. I don't care about the thumbs-up or the thumbs-down. Fashion is something that's in my heart to do -- in my spirit. There's no world that can stop me from what I love. Not the rap world, not the fashion world, not the real world. But it hurt me as a human being to see that article written, with the amount of work that's there and the potential and what I know I will eventually do. But behind bravery and courage is the ability to brace for pain, not the idea of never having pain or trying to avoid pain. Bravery and courage is walking into pain and knowing that something better is on the other side. I heard this quote from Steve Jobs: someone came up to him when he was working on something and said, "Hey, just do it. It will be easy." And he said, "Wait a second. Anything halfway good is at least medium hard." There's no easy way out. Just choose what you want to focus on. Right now, over 70 percent of my focus is on apparel. I haven't even given my College Dropout of clothing yet. We're still on mixtapes.

    When I was working at the Gap at 15, I don't think I had any desire to actually make clothes, but I always felt like that's what I wanted to be around. I loved the fabrics, I loved the colors, I loved the proportions. Abercrombie was too expensive for me and the Gap was too expensive for me. Even though I worked at the Gap, I didn't get enough hours to get a discount because I was a part-time employee, because I went to high school. At that time I focused mostly on painting and basketball, but then I took two steps away from my potential career as an artist. I had scholarships to Saint Xavier, the Art Institute of Chicago -- I went to the American Academy of Art on an arts scholarship, but I stepped back from that to paint in a different way. I chose to paint sonically. To chop samples in a Warhol-type way. I just looked at civilization: I'd have an assignment to do an ink drawing that took me two weeks, three weeks, and I'd show it to my friends and they'd say, "Cool. My friend can draw. Now let's go play ball. Let's go downtown and talk to some girls." But when I'd work on a track, I'd work on it for just that afternoon -- chop up a sample, put some drums to it. And if my friends liked it, we'd make a tape of it and play it all the way downtown. We'd listen to it all night, keep rewinding it. I made a decision at that point to focus on painting with sound instead of painting visually. I loved music. I loved it more than I love it now. But I think that can happen with anything. You can live in New York for 10 years and say, "I now want to move to San Francisco." It's just harder for me to do music now, period. It's easier for people who focus on it all day and who are younger in their concept of what they want to do with it. I am not what I would consider truly a musician. I am an inventor. I am an innovator.

    Graduation was an innovation. 808s & Heartbreak was an innovation. The song "Niggas in Paris" was an innovation. "Only One" was an innovation. "FourFiveSeconds" was an innovation. I care about innovating. I don't care about capitalizing off of something that we've seen or heard a thousand times. I'm not a capitalist in that way. I'm an innovator. That's my job. I like two things: I like innovating and I like making things better. It's not that I always have to invent things that are new. Sometimes I can take something that's there and attempt to make a better version and that's what gets me off. Bottom line. 

    kanywest_spread_2.jpgI heard a comment -- a joke -- about the Tidal press conference being an Illuminati moment. If there was actually an Illuminati, it would be more like the energy companies. Not celebrities that gave their life to music and who are pinpointed as decoys for people who really run the world. I'm tired of people pinpointing musicians as the Illuminati. That's ridiculous. We don't run anything; we're celebrities. We're the face of brands. We have to compromise what we say in lyrics so we don't lose money on a contract. Madonna is in her 50s and gave everything she had to go up on an award show and get choked by her cape. She's judged for who she adopts. Fuck all of this sensationalism. We gave you our lives. We gave you our hearts. We gave you our opinions!
     
    Let's just tap back into the real world for a second -- we can have children. Let's be thankful. We can raise our kids, let's be thankful. But how about we raise our kids in a truthful world, not a world based on brands and concepts of perception? Perception is not reality. When I look in North's eyes, I'm happy about every mistake I've ever made. I'm happy that I fought to bring some type of reality to this world we choose to stay in right now, driven by brands and corporations.
     
    I also love people being inspired to follow their dreams, because I think people are oppressed by smoke and mirrors, by perception. There isn't an example of a living celebrity that has more words formed against him, but just a little self-belief can go a long way. I think the scariest thing about me is the fact that I just believe. I believe awesome is possible and I believe that beauty is important. When I say "beauty," what's your current definition of beauty? When I think beauty, I think of an untouched forest, only created by God's hand. I think of a gray sky that separates the architecture from the background and creates these amazing photographs because you don't have to block the sun above you when you're taking the photograph. I think beauty is important and it's undermined by our current corporate culture. When you think about the corporate office, you don't see the importance of beauty. I think all colors are beautiful and in a corporate world only one color is. But another thing is that I believe money is important. I think that artists have been brainwashed to look at money as a bad thing, and it's not. I think they're equally important in our current civilization.
     
    kanye_spead_3.jpgWhen I was 10 years old I lived in China, and at the time they used to come up to me and rub my face to see if the color would rub off. It was really fucked up, but I feel like it was preparing me for a world perspective that a lot of my friends who never got a chance to travel didn't get. Now my perspective, a lot of times, is so much wider than someone who's limited to the concept of any particular so-called world that's not the real world. I take into account all of what's happening, from the boom of business in San Francisco to the poverty in Africa -- and that is wide perspective. When I was in fifth grade in China, when kids would come up to me and touch my face, it was like they had never seen a black person before, but that was a while ago. That was 20 years ago and of course we've come a long way now. That's not the current state of mind. On "Never Let Me Down" I rapped, "Racism's still alive, they just be concealing it," but for the next generation that's not necessarily true. Racism is something that's taught, but for the new post-Internet, post-iPad kids that have been taught to swipe before they read, it's just not going to affect them as much. They realize that we are one race. We're different colors -- my cousins and I are different shapes and we're all from one family. We're all from one family called the human race. It's simple as that. This race is up against some interesting things -- poverty, war, global warming, classism -- and we have to come together to beat this. It'll only be as a collective that we can beat this, and we can. We can create a better world for ourselves.

    People have asked why I don't speak out -- on social media, for example -- about events in this country. The way I see it, it's not about a post on social media from me when there are people dying. There's people in Chicago dying. There's people all across the globe dying for no reason! There's people who'll never have the opportunity to live their lives for terrible, nonsensical reasons. I care about people. I care about society. I care about people being inspired. I care about people believing in themselves, because that's the scariest thing. The modern population cannot be controlled by the system -- they break the system.

    kanyewest_spread_4.jpgOne time I was at the dentist's office and I was given nitrous gas and I was vibing out -- I guess that's my version of Steve Jobs and his LSD trip -- when I had this first thought: What is the meaning of life? And then I thought, To give. What's the key to happiness? Happiness. What do you want in life? When you give someone something, should they give you something in return? No. We don't have to expect to be compensated by the person we give to. Just give. I'm a Christian so I'll speak in Christian terms: God will give you tenfold. Then I said in my mind -- I'm still under the gas and getting my teeth cleaned -- But I just want to be remembered. And I immediately corrected myself. I said, It doesn't even matter if I'm remembered. I came out of the gas and had a completely new attitude on everything. It's fine to not get credit for everything; it's almost better. For the amount of things that I really want to do, it can only work if I'm credited for about 20 percent of them. Because if I'm really credited for the amount of things that I'm going to do and what I want to do, it's just too much. The reward is in the deed itself. The times that I've looked like a crazy person -- when I was screaming at an interviewer or screaming from the stage -- all I was screaming was, "Help me to help more! I've given all I've got. I've gone into fucking debt. It's all I've got to give. But if I had a little bit more opportunity, I could give so much more." That's what I was screaming for. Help me to help more.


    As told to Gabby Bess.

    Styling by Renelou Padora
    Grooming by Ibn Jasper
    Photo Assistant: Jay Carroll


    Kanye wears a Duke's vintage t-shirt, Kanye West x Adidas Originals shirt and vintage military pants. Nori necklace is his own.

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    apr_cover_kanye_700.jpgIn this issue, on stands April 27th, you'll meet our American Dreamers. We have crisscrossed the country talking to people who are challenging, igniting and reinventing the system in an effort to leave this place better than how they found it.

    We gave Kanye West 12 pages to show America and the world who he really is. From the gorgeous photography of Jackie Nickerson to the first-person copy, our cover story was curated by the man himself. The result is a portrait of a modern American and perhaps the most important renaissance man of our time.

    As we always do in April, we introduce you to our Beautiful People. This year, it's a set of Americans (and one Canadian to mix things up a bit) who are not about traditional beauty -- although, let's face it, they've got that going too. These people are creating art, scenes and movements and helping to make a difference while they're at it.

    Elsewhere, we've got Fresh Off the Boat's Eddie Huang and rap heavyweight Jeezy talking racial stereotypes; we've got 2 Chainz taking on legalization and voting rights; we've got Questlove interviewing two of America's most exciting chefs about their plans to revolutionize fast food; and we've got Broad City's Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer teaching us two of the most important words in the American lexicon: "Fuck it." On the last page, Britney Spears reminds us to stop and smell the roses.

    Enjoy.


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