That's just not the kind of name you see on a daily basis in America. Yes. Priyanka is a singer and an actress. And a model. Of course. So, far Priyanka only has three songs. There's the Ester Dean cowritten “In My City”. I honestly don't feel this song. It's catchy, but do I really jam. No. Will.I.Am also throws a verse on the song, so that's exciting.
The song of hers I really live for is “Exotic”. It has Pitbull on the song (of course) and it's so catchy. It's so funny, because whenever I listen to it I just think of this post I saw on tumblr that goes off about being called 'exotic'. To be fair the chorus of the song is “I feel so exotic” not “I am exotic” It's a super fun and I kind of love it.
She is current. Not a Marilyn Monroe, icon of the fifties. She is living breathing sexy. I suppose the question of how do I know about her is a fair question. I do have Indian neighbors, but they don't really talk about their culture. They are legitimately from India. They immigrated a few years ago and my parents are friends with them and I'm friends with their daughter. She's like four years younger then me and she's my bitch.
The reason I heard about her is basically how I hear about everyone. I do research for the blog. I know the most random shit, because of this blog. I google things, I look stuff up, so I can talk about. When I talked about Ester Dean a few months ago I looked up her production discography (thanks wikipedia). One of the people she wrote a song for stood out to me.
Priyanka Chopra is a goddess. She's one of the most stunning women. There's really not a solid reason why you should know who she is unless you consider yourself an expert on Bollywood cinema. She is one of India's most successful actresses
She also did a song with the Chainsmokers (the men behind “#Selfie”). It's not quite on the level of insanity that “Let me take a selfie”, but what can be. God, I love that song. The most recent release of Priyanka's is a cover of the Bonnie Raitt song “Can't Make You Love Me”. It's been upped with electronic backing and it's a solid song. None of these have made any dents on American charts as of right now, news of an album are nonexistent, despite the resounding commercial success of all three songs in India.
Buy her music. Support her. I love Priyanka. She's one of the major public faces for women's rights in India. I love her comments on rape. I think their spot on. If you've been looking for a sexy and attractive Indian role model, you have found your answer.
Also, in case you haven't heard something is coming to your favorite neighbor blog, so be sure to check me out on April 30th
The fact that she was a legitimately great person as well didn't hurt how much everyone loved her. I for one have never forgiven Charles. Look here sir. You had Princess Diana and you are now married to the horse face that is Camilla. The gene pool is rough enough in the Windsor family and you brought that wench into it. On the bright side the likelihoods of them have children are nonexistent at this point.
Now everyone says that Harry is not Charles's son, but that he's the love child of Diana and James Hewitt. Isn't that so good, and that would explain so much. Harry is hot. He was in the military, he's got that good red hair. For a royal he is steamy. Sure we could tweak a few things, but we all saw the Vegas pictures and honey it was not bad.
If you are sitting there right now telling me you did not look up Prince Harry participating in copious amounts of high octane sex, you are so full of shit, I didn't even internet at the time, and I made it a point of seeing those pictures.
Poor William. He really was pretty cute back in his college days when he and Kate first started dating. He had a full head of hair He was boyish and charming. Probably too smart for me. Lord I would have tried to date him.
Generally when I do a Snapshot Saturday on a single song it's in order to bring awareness to a new song and it's corresponding music video (ala Fergie “LA Love”, and Gwen Stefani “Baby Don't Lie”). Both of Hilary Duff's latest singles “Chasing The Sun” and “All About You” have been featured.
The song is catchy. Ryan Tedder (the man behind One Republic) had his thumb in it. Apparently it samples this song called “Personal Jesus” and the main line in the chorus is “reach out and touch me.” While the Depeche Mode version said “reach out and touch faith”.
I just love it. It's dirty and messy and good. When, Hilary did her third album, Dignity, she had her hair dark all of the songs were mature and upbeat. Only one song kind of received radio play. So, with her greatest hits she was like let me sex this up. Her hair went back to blonde, she was trying to pull off a tame Miley Cyrus.
This song came out about six years ago. In that time she got married, had a child, got divorced. Actually, they might still be separated. I'm not sure. Needless to say with the promotion of her new album she has decided to remain in the scope of maturity. That said we haven't heard the latest material. Hilary needs to get on this. It is going on seven years since I've had new Hilary music and that just isn't working for me.
Buy "Reach Out"
I'm not sure what Kesha's contract is for. I don't know how many albums she would need to release to get our from Dr. Luke's thumb or if it's for set length of time. I don't know. I do know a lot of singers just release a greatest hits to get that last album out of the way. Kesha could do that. She's had 9 certified hits of her own. Not a single one of her singles has missed the top 40.
Cross our fingers that Kesha gets away from Dr. Luke this year, signs another record deal, and of course the side benefit of all of that would be new music for us. She did however release something on soundcloud called “Lover”. I am not really feeling it, but new Kesha music is new Kesha music. And, I will take what I can get.
The radio was actually doing it's job for once. The announcer was like up next “Too Cool to Dance” and I was like #Disgusting. Why does she think she's so cool that she doesn't need to dance. #Ihateher. Then, I actually heard it and it was all about how she isn't too cool to dance, and she won me over.
She's also doing a contest where you can a make video of yourself dancing to “Too Cool To Dance” and be put in her next music video. I would totally enter if I didn't dance like uncooked pasta. That said, I was in the kitchen when the parents walk in. I was just casually learning the choreography for “To Cool To Dance”.
They looked at me like WTF are you doing and I was like fuck you back. It was so great mortally embarrassing myself in front of my parents. At least I'm already the disappointment, so this isn't dragging me down anywhere.
The most important thing I hoped that you learned from this is that Eden xo is adorable and you totally need to download her song. Preferably today.
Side note that Tom Daley is bisexual. I had to break this news to my co-worker and she was heart broken. I found out about Tom Daley, because well first he's a super attractive British diver. Obviously. I'm into it. Secondly, his coming out video is literally the cutest thing ever.
He makes it clear that he is bisexual. It's important not to erase that and just say that's he's gay or just say that he's straight. I will never meet him and therefore never date him. The man he's dating right now is a screenwriter named Dustin Lance Black. This man is the reason Tom acknowledged to the world that he liked men. I don't blame him. Men are sexy, but this is the man who got Tom Daley to be true to himself. WTF.
I was like this bitch. After some time, I came up with my answer. It might surprise you that I picked Tom Daley.
As much as I love Chaz Bono, he was not as much a talent, then the son of a famous celebrity. Laverne Cox is making mainstream progression. That is something to applaud. Her role as Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black is stunning. She is playing a transgendered woman in prison.
I decided to do this article on her, specifically, because of Transgender Awareness Day. That is November 20th every year. This year it was on a Thursday. If you follow me on tumblr or twitter you know that's all I was talking about. I was going to apologize and say I'm sorry for being so annoying. Then, I realized I had no reason to apologize. This is one day out of the year and you would have to get over it.
Being transgender is so hard. That's something people don't understand. That kills me. It is the LGBT community. Not the LGB community. Transgendered people go through a lot of violence and discrimination. Your opinions on this are irrelevant. You need to support these people. You need to support any friend or family member who acknowledges this to you. This is not your body. This is not your life choice. This is someone else's body. This is someone else's choice. It does not effect you.
Repeat after me.
“It does not effect you.”
Just repeat that to yourself and embrace them. The person has not changed. They have always been this way, this is just the first time they've actually acknowledged it in front of you. Let's talk about the fact that the average life expectancy for a transgendered individual is about 30 years of age. Let that sink in.
You are twenty more times to be young and homeless if you are transgendered. The answer to why the average life expectancy is at 30 should now be answered. Your shitty opinions are going to cause the death of someone you cared very deeply about before that.
41% of all trans people have attempted suicide. 1 in 12 transgendered women will be murdered. Yes. That is a high ratio. That should also answer why the life expectancy is unacceptably low.
Protect transgender people, because no one else is going to. That is why Laverne Cox is important. That is why Chaz Bono is important. These people cannot be marginalized. They are fucking important. Human life is important. I cannot stress that enough.
Love these people, because they go through so much shit. Do not marginalize them. We are all important and I don't know why people don't get that.
Also. I know that these are not pictures of Laverne Cox, but here are some good starter questions you should never ask by Laura Jane Grace.
I personally would like to take credit for Fergie's come back. “L.A. Love” climbed the charts the week after my week of Fergie came out. We all know that is exactly what didn't happen, but I'm just going to pretend that it did.
I really don't need to convince you to be obsessed with this song. The radio will do that for you. It has that sick DJ Mustard beat and Fergie sing rapping over an addictive base line. I love it.
The music video as I said is full of color. No real plot. It is basically a real life Where's Waldo. There are a million odd celebrity cameos in this video. I caught two of them the first time out, so go me for being observant. For some reason they have also decided to throw YG into the mix for the video. I'm not sure why, but I am not opposed to his presence.
It is a party and it is turnt. Fergie looks sexy as usual. Slaying these other basics in 2014. I am obsessed with it. Like kill the game Fergie. She's also going to be performing it live for the first time at the American Music Awards on the 23rd of this month. Assuming I am not at work I will be live tweeting about the duchess taking my body to a different universe.
No doubt by the time December comes around, Fergie should have a top ten hit with “L.A. Love” and in January we might have the new album. We shall see. Watch the video. Support the duchess. Enjoy you're Saturday. Represent when she comes to your town.
Buy "L.A. Love"
Now we can add Josh Duhamel into that mix. You have extremely successful wife, Fergie over here. Getting those platinum certifications. Shimmering all up and down those Black Eyed Pea videos. Then, there's Josh.
He is very attractive. And, he's a nice actor. I don't see Oscar in his future, but he's good for either the rugged veteran or the clean shaven heartthrob. That is fine with me. I enjoy seeing him. No lies.
He got his career started on a soap opera. Much like the greats, Meg Ryan and Meg Ryan got there. He was on All My Children. Got out of that pretty much immediately compared to those people who have been on soap operas for thirty years. And, yes I am talking about Susan Lucci.
That's when the string of romantic comedies hit us. Win A Date With Tad Hamilton, When In Rome, New Year's Eve. None of these were particularly good. I saw them all. That is not why we watch a Josh Duhamel movie. Or a Channing Tatum. Yes, we plan on being entertained. But, we really just want to look at them. I for one am okay with that. I do it.
Wasn't Josh in one of those Transformers movies? I saw the first one. Those other three. I did not step near that box office. I can only take so much suffering in my life.
It really doesn't matter. Josh is good to look at. He's going to age great. He'll always have work.
Not that he needs it. That's what Fergie's here for. To make that money. They will never be poor. And, speaking of Fergie. You should know by now in case your world hasn't been rocked enough. Fergie is back in the studio. A new album is coming out. And, the first single out so far is “L.A. Love”. Can you deal?
I never bought any of Enrique Iglesias's albums until a few weeks ago. Back when he was doing “Tonight (I'm Fucking You)” I would have bought his album. That is just my kind of dirty little pop song. But, it wasn't on the album it was promoting, Euphoria so I didn't end up buying it.
Now, I've always liked Enrique. I just didn't research him. Or invest time. The only reason I even took any interest in Sex and Love was because he did a song with Jennifer Lopez on it, called “Physical”. I own basically ever single Jennifer Lopez song. Whether it's her own song or her being featured on it. I have it. J Lo is just everything to me.
Make sure if you get it though, you go to Target. And, get their version. It's the only one with Enrique's duet with Jennifer Lopez. I decided to buy it because “Bailando” has been on the radio non stop and I kind of love it, but what made me rush out to get it was knowing that Enrique and Jennifer had this exotic duet with one another.
I want them to get together. Can you imagine Jennifer and Enrique together. Just imagine it. I'm dying thinking about it. I wish I'd been able to see them on tour together. That show. I'm hyperventilating thinking about it. Jennifer. Enrique. That should not be allowed to be in the same room together.
Then, I think damn he can be so annoying. Then, I realize that's one of the reasons I love him.
You got film in that camera. Or are you just happy to see me?