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Kate Hudson and Nick Jonas Might Be Doin' It...5 Other Fleeting Celeb Hookups

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Oscar-nominated actress, and Gwyneth Paltrow's dear friend, Kate Hudson, is rumored to be "seeing" Nick Jonas.

In case you're reading this in a Panera bread right and feel awash in an overwhelming sense of "This news truly has no impact on me while I slurp my broccoli cheddar soup," stay with me.

While it's totally lame to feel offended by their 13 year age gap in 2015, it is CERTAINLY fine to feel offended by where their first "low-key" date was...

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Yes, TMZ maintains that Kate and Nick were seen canoodling around the Magic Kingdom, and even "coordinated" in white T-shirts. Ew.

Later that night, Kate attended the ab-heavy Jo Bro's set at the House of Blues in Orlando.

Imagine Kate bobbing her head to "Jealous" backstage with a glass of white wine in her hand. 

On Friday, Kate was head-to-toe in denim, as the twosome reportedly"went clubbin' in NYC.

Kate's having some fun post-split (from fiancee/Muse frontman Matt Bellamy), and anyone could certainly support her journey with Nick.

They're both gorgeous, and probably clank their hip bones together and laugh and laugh. So, good for them.

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But it's still random AF.

Let's look back at some other of our favorite ephemeral celeb pairings of the past few years, dispersing as fast as a dandelion in an October gust.

5. Kaley Cuoco and Henry Cavill 
-In early 2014, Kaley Cuoco-No Longer-Sweeting and Man of Steel's Henry Cavill held hands and walked around LA while she wore an unfortunate cheetah print, to the dismay of women and gay men everywhere. Thankfully, the tryst was 10 days. 
100153pcn-cavill.jpgThen she got married to Ryan Sweeting, and then they got divorced.

Then she turned to horseback riding for comfort.

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4. Johnny Depp and Ellen Barkin.

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-The two dated briefly in 1994...right before he started a two year relationship with Kate Moss.
While both are 100% out of Johnny's league, a Barkin/Depp union just makes perfect sense to me. 

3. Ashley Olsen and Lance Armstrong.

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-In 2007, Olsen (then 21) was seen tongue-kissing the defamed cyclist and adulterer (and Kate Hudson's ex!) at a bar in New York. 
We're sure Ashley replied with a "Who's this?" after Lance enthusiastically texted her the next day to hang again.

2. Moby and Natalie Portman.

-Oh word.

1. Oprah and Roger Ebert

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-O and Roger went on two dates when they were first starting out in Chicago. I just hope they got to power-fuck at least ONCE.

Lindsay Lohan Announced Her 2020 Presidential Bid

Approx. 20 hours ago, Lindsay Lohan surfaced from the eternal dusk she occupies to announce (via Instagram) that she will be running for president in 2020.

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Apparently inspired by Kanye's now iconic speech at this year's VMAs, where he not-so-ironically announced his 2016 presidential bid, Lohan posted a photo of herself being very esteemed at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner, that she most likely scaled a wall to get into.

Oh, and announced that she, too, would run for office in 2020.

Following the trend of her most recent Instas, her caption was indecipherable, and full of mostly non-sequitur hashtags.

She then posted another photo of herself goofing off with Kanye. 

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I'm surprised she didn't include the Google search "Lindsay Lohan Kanye West."

Also...Queen Elizabeth, you know? Because Lindsay's a Brit now! Remember? Hello! Pip, pip. Chimneys! Sure.

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It's easy to see the second post and think, "Oh, there's the wink and the nod! Lindsay's trolling us!" but I'm truly not sure Lindsay has the spiritual capacity for that.

I mean that in the least snarky way possible.

I'm not going to assume Lindsay is off the wagon again, either. It doesn't necessarily even feel like that. 

Something is just...is off, and her Instagrams this year tell the tale.

What that tale is? I don't know.

Puzzling, motivational captions paired with unrelated photos--clearly deep-dive Google searches of herself from her "good hair days" in the past 10 years, and random snaps of her on various luxury getaways.

Just like this photo from September 11th...a horror movie in itself. #merylstreep #harveyweinstein #angelinajolie #oprah

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Here's an array of Lindsay's other cryptic Instagrams this year:


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Will do.

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Carmen San Dieg...oh.
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Captain of her soul.

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Where Are Ü Now

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Who you talking to, boo?

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Amen :(.

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Go to sleep, Lindsay.

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I could be very wrong. Maybe she's just operating on a different wavelength than all of us, and I'm the fool for not being able to parse through it all.

She could be a good president. 

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Hell, she good be fucking great.

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I'll vote for Lindsay...as long as Dina Lohan gets to be Press Secretary. 


Gwen Stefani Puts Gavin Rossdale On Blast In Her New Song

Gwen-Paper-magazine.jpgGwen Stefani photographed by Richard Phibbs for our December 2002 issue.

Gwen Stefani really went there tonight at a show for MasterCard users at Hammerstein Ballroom with the reveal of a new single, "Used to Love You" that may or may not be about her ex husband Gavin Rossdale. But, yeah, something tells us this is not another song about Tony Kanal. And you know what? Fuck yes, Gwen Stefani, it's awesome to see you putting a dude on full blast once again. Do speak, gurl. 

Before performing the track, which was an encore, she delivered a speech about how personal the song and the lyrics are to her, and the importance of sharing them with her fans.

Read excerpts of the lyrics below and stay tuned for the track next week.


Never thought this would happen

Gotta let it sink in you're gone

Don't know what I'm feeling I must be dreaming you're gone


You go I'll stay

You can keep all the memories

I thought I was the best thing that ever happened to you

I thought you loved me the most

I don't know why I cry

But I think it's cus I remember for the first time since I hated you

That I used to love you

You thought there were no boundaries

But you just pushed me

too far

I guess nobody taught you

Nobody taught you how to love

you know I was the best thing that ever happened to you

Now look at what you lost

you know I was the best thing that ever happened to you

Now look at what you lost

Happy 28th Birthday, Zac Efron: 10 Times Zac Did *Something* With His Lips

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Today, Generation Y's Dove Soap version of James Dean turns 28. 

Since his launch on High School Musical, which premiered on The Disney Channel in 2006, and blowtorched all of our faces off with its irresistible catchiness and unabashed cuteness, Zac has been a fixture in the treacherous celebuverse, gaining A-List status in the past few years.

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But aside from his turn as Troy in HSM 1-3, Zac has showed off his legitimate acting chops in golden calfs like Hairspray, 17 AGAIN!!!!!!, Orson Welles and Me, Charlie St. Cloud (tear), New Year's Eve, The Paperboy (where he got pissed on by Nicole Kidman), The Lucky One.

OK, so most of those were awful (aside from 17 Again, and yes, I wept while watching Charlie St. Cloud alone ), but his recents, That Awkward Moment, NEIGHBORS, and We Are Your Friends, have solidified him as a comedic leading man.

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He also did Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

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Fame has had some rough effects on our boy: Zac went to rehab in 2013, after relying on drugs to quell the stress of constant locust swarms of paparazzi. 

Post-2013, it seemed like he cleaned himself up(ish).

He a brief tryst with Michelle Rodriguez last summer, where the two's entire courtship was spent making out on/falling off of yachts in Ibiza, while rubbing their abs together.

After that, he started dating a beautiful non-celeb named Sami Miro, who wears snapbacks and, according to Elle, is a model, "vintage curator," and former marketing exec. K!

Good for them.

In honor of Zac officially surfing the outer bands of his 20s, here are 10 times Zac did something with his lips.

Why? Because it makes me happy. 

10. Hey.

9. Stellar teary-lip combo.
8. "Shit, you watch HGTV, too? Haha."
7. "I watch it every day."
6. "House Hunters fills me with an unfathomable amount of anxiety, too."

5. "Maybe we can--yeah haha--watch together sometime."
4. "Just me and you, right?"
3. "Haha cool, good."
2. "No, I'm not just saying that! What do you mean?"
1. "Would I lie to you?"
Happy birthday, you cerulean-eyed swan.

Justin Bieber Says His Dick Was Misrepresented

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Justin Bieber gave Access Hollywood his two cents on the now legendary nude pics of him frolicking on his private dock in Bora Bora earlier this month with his rumored lady, Jayde Pierce, and also his humongous dick. 

Biebz made a rare appearance on the TV show, to accept Access Hollywood's esteemed honor of "Artist of the Month," but of course, had to talk #dickgate. 

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According to Bieber, the photos were taken "without' his knowledge, and he is NOT pleased. 

He, like, very, like articulately expressed his feelings to host Billy Bush: 

"My first thing was like...how can they do this? Like, I feel super violated. Like, I feel like I can't step outside and feel like I can go outside naked. Like, you should feel comfortable in your own space... especially that far away."

In true Bieber fashion, however, any shred of vulnerability was outweighed by some major frat boy douchery.

"That was shrinkage for me," he told Kennedy.

Hell yeah, bro.

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Last night, a song called "Stronger," featuring Bieber and his clandestine love, Selena Gomez, leaked; can't help but wonder if all the recent Bieber/Gomez interviews about their torrid affair, and even #dickgate, were all part of one seedy promo scheme.

The song was immediately pulled from the web, but enough to send fans everywhere into a tizzy.

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The Sunday Funnies


Larry David and Alec Baldwin stopped by SNL to play Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb in a painfully accurate Democratic Debate sketch.

Tracy Morgan hosted SNL last night and resurrected greatest-ever character of all time, Brian Fellow! "What's up with that beaver, he seems snotty."
:( [Mlkshk]

Should have been green-lit. [FYouNoFMe]

tumblr_nttd0o6DAy1skpwzjo1_500.jpgOK. [ItsCalledFashionLookItUp]


The poor girls waiting in line. [FYouNoFMe]

tumblr_nw8xihtk3H1rcoly3o1_500.pngDid you know? [LaughterKey]

Piggy Minaj 4-ever. [FYouNoFMe]

When you're sitting in a box and don't know if it's your tail or not so you just go HAM. [Dlisted]

"She wants to dance like Uma Thurman" is a song that happened. [NicoleAnell]


Maximum fall. [AfternoonSnoozeButton]

Barack Obama crashed a wedding a Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego and everyone freaked the F out. [TastefullyOffensive]
tumblr_mrmyriGmvC1qbrvklo1_1280.jpgNot even mad at Daniel's Pad for not serving Coke products. [LaughterKey]


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Loki the Corgi really goes there with this "Mornings...." video. [TastefullyOffensive]

When you're not actually sorry and really just need to go. [AfternoonSnoozeButton]

Have a beautiful Sunday. [Fuckapowski]

Beyoncé's Dad Says She's Lying About Her Age

Mathew Knowles, the estranged father of Queen of Our Weary World, Beyoncé, and former goblin manager of Destiny's Child, has made some wild (but sometimes rational) claims about his daughter and her husband in the past.

Now, Papa Knowles is saying that Bey is not as young as she lists herself to be.

In an interview with popular 104.5 radio show The Breakfast Club, Mathew said that Bey is actually 36-years-old, not 34.

On the discrepancy, he stated:

"We signed to Daryl Simmons, who was partners with L.A. Reid and Babyface. These guys had this competitiveness, L.A. he had a girls group. Bet you don't know who his lead singer was. P!nk, she's the exact same age as Beyoncé. There used to be this battle, which group was better. Usher, he was the same age. They were all 14 or 15 years old."

P!nk's birthday is September 8, 1979...making her 36. Her month/date is only 4 days off Bey's (9/4/81), so if it is true, they would certainly be almost exact b!rthday tw!ns.

He then goes onto say that "they've been lying about (Bey's) age the whole time."

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Watch Mathew surface this supposed info at the 4:13.

Despite this sounding in line with Mathew's general foolery, the 'Yonce conspiracy theorists will surely have a field day, somehow tying this all back to Beyoncé and Jay-Z being members of The Illuminati.


It wasn't long ago (during Bey's pregnancy with Blue Ivy) that many believed the singer to be "faking" her baby bump and using a secret surrogate for vanity reasons (citing one or two instances as 'credible' evidence).

Mr. Carter himself (Jay-Z) has also been accused of fudging his age.


Last year, NY based DJ Troi Torain alleged that Hov was actually 50, and not 44; his claim was later disparaged as B.S.

While Bey-Bey hasn't commented on her dad's word vomit (and probably won't), who cares if it is true!

People lie about their age all the time.

Hell, it was only last year, 3 years after I graduated college, did I stop telling people I was a "recent college graduate."

If Bey wants to be 34 and she really isn't, she's 34 to me.

She will always be oppressively flawless, regardless of the ravages that come with being a mortal--which, news flash! she isn't a mortal, anyway!

Age doesn't matter when you're Beyoncé.

Sit this one out, Mathew. 

REJOICE! The Official 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Poster Has Made Landfall

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Since its first teaser trailer last November, the world has been fiending for any drop of new info or footage from the upcoming installment in the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens, directed by JJ Abrams. 

We got a majorly YES second trailer in April, that gave us a (shrouded) glimpse of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), and of course, the now iconic "Chewie, we're home," moment featuring interstellar sex steed Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his right hand dog-man, Chewbacca as they check out their updated Millennium Falcon.

Now, with only 2 months before the film is released (December 18th, 2015), we now have an official poster that could bring even that annoying person at the party who says they've "never seen Star Wars" to rapturous tears.



The newbies: Rey (Daisy Riddle), Finn (John Boyega), Kylo Ren (Girls' Adam Driver, ugh, even excited for him :/), Captain Phasma (GoT's masked Gwendoline Christie), and that infant R2D2 ball who I hope is not the new Jar Jar Binks. (We're just missing Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar Isaac, and Domhnall Gleeson,)

There's a literal DEATH PLANET, which has been a rumored weapon for a while. 

The vetertans: Han Solo, Chewie, C-3PO (who I hope has come out of the closet since Return of the Jedi), R2D2!, unnamed Storm Troopers.

And of course...the most important new addition: CARRIE FUCKING FISHER, reclaiming her throne as Princess GOD DAMN LEIA.

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Check out that disapproving look! That mature, Suspiria head witch/mistress-inspired HAIRDO. 

"I don't know about these ones," Leia says, lighting a cig, watching the rookie Jedi gather. Her eyes narrow. "They look weak," she adds.

God bless LucasFilms, and god bless JJ Abrams. 

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Let's just hope it lives up to how insanely good it's looking. 

Hairdressers Warn Excessive Dry Shampoo Use Can Lead To Bald Patches


Hairdressers have begun warning heavy users of dry shampoos to ease off on the spray, which if overused can lead to scalp irritation, sores and even bald patches.

According to celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford earlier this year, dry shampoos are "not designed to be used on a regular basis" and excessive use of the gritty substance can wreak havoc on one's hairline. Because while occasional use is fine, when used in place of showering (which, I guess, happens), the oil-absorbing substances in the shampoos can clog pores as well as dry out the scalp -- leading to sore and flaky patches, not mention subsequent hair loss. 

"It's the human equivalent of the dust baths animals take," Iain Sallis, a trichologist at the Farjo Hair Institute in Manchester told The Daily Mail. "It coats the hair rather than making it clean, which means that the microbes which feed on the moisture in the scalp will still be there" -- a problem for those prone to dandruff or dermatitis. Yikes, remember to always shower, kids.

Watch Miguel's Trippy New "Waves Video

Hang on to memories of summer with the video for "WAVES," off R&B star Miguel's recent album Wildheart. The track is maybe the song on the record most indebted to Miguel's Californian roots, with its "totally righteous" message, loose sense of fun, and, uh, focus on waves. The video is, accordingly, trippy and full of water (and bright colors). (Also, it features a J. Cole cameo, which may not be your cup of tea.) Watch it below. [via Noisey]

Watch The 80s-Drenched Video For Hot Chip's Infectious "Dancing In The Dark" Cover

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Need a little Monday morning motivation? Well look no further than Hot Chip's 80s-drenched music video for their cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark."

Complete with found Public Access TV footage interspersed with grainy shots of a Hot Chip show, it's a visual that meshes well with Papa Bruce's synth-laden (and objectively best) jam and distills the most obnoxious decade into one, easily-digestible 7-minute jam. Put it on loop below -- we dare you not to dance (till it's dark, at least).

[h/t Stereogum

Watch Cool Guy Ryan Adams Wear Sunglasses Indoors (While Interviewing Taylor Swift)

As a companion to its cover story on Taylor Swift, GQ produced a video of Swift in conversation in a house on a beach with Ryan Adams, who recently covered the entirety of her album 1989. In addition to wearing sunglasses inside, Adams gets Swift to talk about writing song lyrics from a dream, investigate the inner workings of Siri, and the different emotional emphases of their respective versions of "All You Had to Do Was Stay." (Also, The Smiths and John Hughes movies.) Watch the video below.

David Lynch Is Working On A Bullshit-Dispelling Memoir Not-Memoir

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Cult film fave David Lynch has announced he's currently working on a memoir-meets-biography that is meant to quote-unquote counteract the "bullshit out there about me, in book and all over the internet." 

Tentatively titled Life and Work it will be released in 2017 and talk about the polymath's multiple creative endeavors, his personal friendships and more -- with journalist Kristine McKenna in charge of assembling the biography portion, in which information from interviews with Lynch's closest will be featured. Twin Peaks conspiracy theorists be forewarned.

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A Look at 100 Years of New York Nightlife: The Roaring Twenties

In our October 'Nowstalgia' issue we're taking a look at 100 Years of New York Nightlife, tracing after-hours trends to their beginnings and analyzing the ways our nocturnal habits of the past continue to influence our habits of the present. Below, we kick things off with one of the best good-time eras the Naked City has seen yet: the Roaring '20s. Check back for future decades each day.

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The 1920s era in nightlife was one in which you had to evolve or die. With Prohibition taking (legal) alcohol off the table, clubs had to be sexy and appealing enough that patrons would risk arrest to go. There were two categories of venues: the speakeasy that was operating and selling liquor illegally and then legal clubs that weren't (visibly) selling liquor and where patrons would come in with their own flasks and would pay covers and buy mixers.

Among the most popular places of the time was the Country Club, whose owner, Belle Livingstone, would always lounge around in red silk pajamas. The club featured live music, and had ping pong and mini golf within the venue. There was the Pirates' Den, which had marine paraphernalia all over the walls and waiters dressed up as pirates who every so often would stage sword fights while the guests would swill cider from mugs. They would also experience a mock storm every few hours where thunder sheets would rattle and lights would flash and water would be sprayed in the air. And there were Russian-themed establishments like Russky Medvied and Little Rumania across the road, with birch trees painted on the walls and Russian immigrants and ex-pats drinking tea and lemon and champagne and listening to balalaika music.

Then there was the 300 Club. A legendary speakeasy and the most exclusive of the bunch, it was famous for its owner, a demoiselle named Texas Guinan. The place had 20-30 tables and a small dance floor that enabled really close dancing, soft lighting everywhere, and walls covered in cloth with a pleated tenting up to the roof. It felt like you were in some sort of desert tent or a garden party, complete with hanging Chinese lanterns everywhere and pictures of parrots on the walls. But along with the décor, the club was just as famous for its characters. There was Texas raking around, as well as Ethel, the woman who sold cigarettes, the lighting guy named Cohen, and four Spanish guitarists called the Castilians who would travel from table-to-table singing. The entertainment also included girls wearing almost nothing who would dance and sing and other revues - there'd be two a night, one early on and the other around 5am. To help keep the energy up, there were felt snowballs that patrons would use to get into fights and on every table were wooden clappers called "click-clacks" that you could smack around. If anyone fell asleep, some of the waiters had trumpets and would blow in their ears to wake them up. And all through the night, people would be throwing paper streamers so that by the time dawn came at this crazy bacchanal, people would be ankle deep in colored paper.

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You had musicians like Duke Ellington and his orchestra, who primarily played at the Cotton Club in Harlem, and people like Benny Goodman and the Dorsey Brothers and Guy Lombardo and Cab Calloway. Of course, this period also included what would become known as the Harlem Renaissance and that neighborhood became an epicenter for jazz and nightlife with the Cotton Club and Smalls Paradise. Although it was ironic -- and unfortunate -- that many of these venues, including the Cotton Club, catered to an exclusively all-white clientele even though all of their performers were black. But even then you had community organizers and members of the intelligentsia intersecting with mobsters and drunks and dancers.
It was funny that the Depression started right before Prohibition was repealed. Now that there were no longer the constraints with alcohol that forced people to be creative, people were suddenly broke and the era had passed. It was a different time in the '30s, one that was less like the nightlife Wild West and instead more corporate. But there were still some lasting trends in nightlife culture that continued into the '30s, and that we still see today. With the advent of electricity and amplified music, people started going out late and staying out later and on the way home stopping by a Chinese restaurant for chop suey or a diner or automat for cheeseburgers and pie. And what was also special about this moment -- that's easy to forget when you're looking at it with a nostalgic lens --  is that these decades were also very focused on the future. With the domination of industry and new technologies, a lot of these establishments were awash in glass and chrome and neon lights. They were futuristic, not old-timey. It's not unlike what we see today in big EDM clubs with crazy lights and booming sounds. Nightclubs then, as now, were full of this exciting feeling of "right now, this very second, the present and the future are colliding."

Beyoncé Loves Fetty Wap Because She is a Human With a Soul

We thought Beyoncé had quit doing interviews, but in a cover story for Beat, she apparently answered a couple of questions over email, providing scraps of new information for a hungry Beyhive. One of those important snippets? That Fetty Wap's "Jugg" is the last song that got stuck in her head. While Fetty recovers from his unfortunate motorcycle accident (get well soon!), we'll dream of Bey collabs and mass projects involving Fetty that don't also involvechildren.

A Look at "Bring Your Own Body," A New Exhibit Exploring Trans Histories and Identities

The "Bring Your Own Body" exhibit at the Cooper Union in New York City features works of transgender artists and archives from the renowned Kinsey Institute illustrating the experience of the transgender community in America through official history as well as modern-day artistic expression. The event, which opened October 13th, and is slated to run through November 14th, is curated by Jeanne Vaccaro, a postdoctoral fellow in gender studies at Indiana University and a scholar at the Kinsey Institute, and Stamatina Gregory, dean of students at the School of Art at the Cooper Union.

"Bring Your Own Body" features more than 70 works from the transgender archives at Kinsey Institute including drawings, photographs, personal letters and diary entries. According to a press release, the show "historicizes the sexological and cultural imaginary of transgender through a curatorial exploration of the Kinsey Archives and the burgeoning movements for transgender expression from the turn of the 20th century." The impressive -- and vast -- list of artists involved in the exhibit includes Justin Vivian Bond, Flawless Sabrina, Juliana Huxtable, Effy Beth, Vaginal Davis, Zackary Drucker, Chris Vargas, and The Museum of Transgender Hirstory And Art, among others. Take a look at some selections from the show, below.

ICYMI: Adele Casually Dropped a New Music Teaser During a TV Commerical Break


Last night, the UK (followed by the rest of humanity) rejoiced after reclusive chanteuse Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (aka Adele, aka Ahdewe) surprised everyone with a teaser for a new song, during a commercial break for the X-Factor UK.

The brief clip (29 seconds) is a lyric video for a subtle piano ballad that has Adele basically saying, "Hey, bitches, I'm still here."

While the sound is quintessentially Adele, there's a matured, somber quality to it, that even the saddest tune on Adele's sensational sophomore LP 21 didn't possess.

"Hello...it's me," she bluntly begins (a la Lionel Richie), with enough dagger to chill your very marrow.

Screen shot 2015-10-19 at 11.24.52 AM.png"I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet, to go over everything," she continues.

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The preview ends with the singer reflecting, "They say time's supposed to heal ya, but I ain't done much healing."

We should all start stretching for the trail of tears to come.

Since winning literally every Grammy in 2012 for 21 (and also maintaining a #1 spot on iTunes/Billboard for the entire year after), and a casual Oscar win in 2013 for her original song "Skyfall" from the 007 installment Skyfall, Adele has mostly been in seclusion.

ay104621884singer-adele-win.jpgShe got married to her beau, Simon Konecki, had a baby boy (Angelo), let her voice heal, and kicked back in her probably haunted manor in the English countryside to count.that.paper.

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We've all been waiting for her return, and in true Adele fashion, it looks like she's coming back in an epic but effortless way.

The clip is a quick phone call from the netherworld of grey skies, fog, burning leaves, and tweed that Adele has been occupying for the past 4 years; a triumphant blare that despite all the countless pop records of the past half-decade, she's still the reigning queen.

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Scope Photos from "Unforgotten New York," a Salute to NYC's Remaining Legendary Spaces

Our fall culture calendar has been packed with reminders of NYC days-gone-by: a memorabilia show about the 70s "downtown decade," a gallery exhibition on 80s "nightlife activism," and MoMA PS 1's "Greater New York" take on '70s and '80s artists.

Art book publisher Prestel jumps into the fun with "Unforgotten New York," a 190-page book of photos and accompanying text by David Brun-Lambert covering the "legendary spaces of the twentieth-century avant-garde," or as Lawrence Weiner describes them in the book's foreword: "Pockets in the night of places where the syntax was that of all your aspirations."  Those "pockets" include nightclubs like the Mudd Club and Copacabana, art venues like The Kitchen and 80 Wooster, and artist's studios including Jean-Michel Basquiat's.  The photos aren't just archival shots of the locations mentioned -- though there are some of those -- but are beautiful photos of what the spaces look like now, taken by the London-based photographer John Short.  Here's a taste:

p. 58 A7.jpgIt's now Jesse Malin's bar Niagara (above), but in the early 80s this was A7 -- NYC hardcore heaven or, if you'd prefer, hell.  Everybody from Bad Brains to Minor Threat played at this notorious den of mayhem at the corner of Avenue A and 7th Street. The spot recently lived-up to its notoriety when Jimmy Fallon found himself in the middle of a brawl there last year. -- G.P.

p. 42 Copacabana.jpgAs Barry Manilow said, the Copacabana was once "the hottest spot north of Havana."  Opened in the '40s with big bands and chorus girls, it became a stage for the Rat Pack in the '50s and a mecca for Motown and salsa aficionados. Susanne Bartsch moved her weekly party up to the East 60th Street location in the late '80s. Above, it's the now-shuttered restaurant Rouge Tomate. -- G.P.

p. 22 Stonewall.jpgThe Stonewall (above) is still open down in the Village at 53 Christopher Street, so make sure to check it out before it too disappears. It opened in 1967, and the riots that brought it infamy took place in June of 1969. -- G.P.

p. 12 Paradise Garage.jpg If you were a member if this "private" club, you had a tiny wrench attached to your key chain that you showed to the doorman and walked up a long ramp to the cavernous, second floor dancefloor of the Paradise Garage.  This is what it looked like from the outside -- and still does today, but I'll bet you won't be hearing Gwen Guthrie coming through the walls if you stroll by on Saturday night.  Opened in 1977 and closed in 1987.-- G.P.

p. 151 Superstudio - Warhol.jpgThis is the boardroom of the third incarnation of Andy Warhol's "Factory" on the corner of 17th Street and Broadway.  He moved his base of operations there in the early 70s, from the Decker Building on the west side of Union Square.  The last "Factory" was on East 33nd Street, next door to PAPER's current office.-- G.P.

p. 136 William S. Burroughs The Bunker.jpgI never went to William Burroughs'"Bunker," but I've heard stories -- usually involving lots of drugs.  (If you're curious, check out Barry Miles fantastic bio.)  This (above) is supposedly pretty much what his bedroom looked like back in the day.  The address is 222 Bowery on the LES in the gym of what had been a YMCA, where he lived on-and-off through the 70s before moving to Kansas in '81. John Giorno took it over in '97 when Burroughs died. -- G.P.

p. 130 Samo's Sanctuary - Basquiat.jpgHere's the front door to a two-story building at 57 Great Jones Street that was once the studio/home of Jean-Michel Basquiat.  My office at Profile Records was just down the block, and he came by one day with a mangled royalty check for "Beat Bop" that didn't survive the laundry and needed to be re-issued.  The space was actually owned by Andy Warhol, but Basquiat lived there until he died in August of 1988 -- one year after Andy. -- G.P.

p. 108 The Kitchen.jpgThe Kitchen on West 19th Street is one of NYC's most acclaimed, non-profit arts organizations and it's been around since 1971. It started in the kitchen of the Mercer Arts Center, but moved out in 1973 when that building collapsed on the night of August 3. Here's a shot of their second space at 59 Wooster Street where they were located until 1986. -- G.P.

Trump Wives Beauty: What We Can Learn From Ivana, Marla and Melania

photo by Neil Rasmus / BFA

What to get the woman who has everything? How about an IRS-confirmed billionaire husband who can give her much more of it all (and a more prominent platform on which to conspicuously consume it)? So far, three women have taken the deal -- and looked pretty good doing it. 

Here are three beauty lessons from the women who married the Donald himself, modeling their zenith chic from the '80s, '90s and early-aughts. Study up, single ladies, because maybe you can learn something about snagging the tycoon of your dreams.
photo via WireImage


"It was the eighties" gets a lot of mileage as an explanation, especially when it comes to describing the appeal of Ivana Trump's all-out glamour. At any rate, "go-go" seems like an appropriate summary of Ivana's hair. And if it's true that the higher the hair the closer to God, Ivana is herself a minor deity by now. Her beauty influence is vast for Carmela Soprano wouldn't have known which way to tease if not for Ivana. 

In this particular look, Ivana offers a lasting case for going full-on matchy-matchy. She's matching shiny poisoned-apple lacquered lips with equally-shameless scarlet nails, not to mention pairing blue eyeshadow (trailing off into hollower recesses over the course of the night) with a dress that has a weird pajama-y chic vibe. And lest we forget, her butter-bleach blonde tresses also takes a cue from her blanched foundation -- mirroring her own ruthless Olympian self-aggrandizement with that of her husband. I suppose I could go on, but... 

Get the look: 

photo by Jim Spellman / Globe Photos 


Marla, Marla, Marla. Gone from the public eye (and Trump Tower) too soon, she's one of those rare types who age so well because she never looked particularly young to begin with. Oh, you can tell she's not old-old. But there's like, no, bloom of youth or anything, which I don't mean as a diss. 

Dwelling in the reign of matte (save high shine on lips, nails and that sheath dress above), Marla Maples was a dutiful servant who followed the laws of the land -- her skin absorbing rather than reflecting light. That's why the platinum ash halo helps, as it feeds the black hole of matte foundation, which craves light and matter. Here, she develops a taste for mauve and light not-yet-ripe plum, a peak-90s "autumn" palette if ever there was one -- and does it really rather beautifully. She's dethroned the literal Snow Queen (Ivana being a champ skier) and is in full-on Ice Princess mode in this cold AF look.

Get a little icy yourself: 

photo via ImageCollect


Melania, no one seems to really have noticed, looks incredibly like Trump. Like a hot, Eastern European female cognate to the Donald himself, seeing as how that just-caught-a-whiff eye pucker is the same. 

Melania's thoroughly modern now though, which is to say barrel-curled and balayaged and usually photographed in something tight with peplum. But back in the aughts she was a vision in over-dyed dark hair that accentuated her feline-y eyes perfectly set in kohl. Her hair is somewhere between a straight line and wave (which is mostly to say that it just looks like regular hair -- if glossy and deeply conditioned regular hair). 

Here, she's learned from Ivana's stronger eighties blush days and is doing something tasteful and cheekbone-enhancing in a shade that approximates a spray-tanned persimmon. And the poutiness (that can otherwise make her look somewhere between haughty and physically, geographically lost), looks pensive and thoughtful -- like that portrait of Lincoln looking like he's about to get out of his chair. I really think it's the hair though -- that Angelina Jolie raven overdye makes her look like she's a librarian by day and bottle service girl by night. 

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