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Friday, September 19, 2014

This Week: The Defiance of Bono, The Underwear of Ariana Grande and The Lip-Synching Majesty of Blake Shelton

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"That was kind of why you got into a band, to stir things up and annoy people. That's the whole punk rock thing... the only thing that could have gone wrong would have been being ignored."
Bono thinks forcing that U2 album on 500 million people was punk rock. (BBC Radio 2)

"Fuck U2."
Laura Jane Grace doesn't agree... (Twitter)

"Just finished a meet and greet. Someone legitimately got nervous and farted on me. I guess there's a first time for everything.. Right?"
Demi Lovato shares one of the lesser known hazards of being a celebrity. (Twitter)

"There is one for Ariana Grande... Based on the billboard, she sells lingerie. Or heels. Or plastic surgery... And if she has talent (is she a singer?), then why does she have to sell herself in lingerie?"
Big Bang Theory actress, Mayim Bialik, weighs in on the levels of female nudity in pop music — and her sights are set on Ariana Grande. (Kveller)

While we definitely support Meat Free Mondays, what the hell happens to Paul McCartney's accent at the end of this?:

"To be honest, that's the only part where — I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit."
Robin Thicke didn't really deserve writing credit on "Blurred Lines" and he had his drunkpants on when he recorded it. Stellar. (NBC)

"Can someone please invent an app that tells me where I can get the food that I smell in the air?"
Taylor Swift is hungry. And this app needs to happen. (Twitter)

"It's just a made-up word my kid came up with. I don't know what it means, and he doesn't know what it means, either. But it means something. And it sounds cool. That's it, basically. [laughs] It's really funny, because if you make up words, then people project their own meanings onto it."
Aphex Twin explains where the title for new album, Syro, came from. (Pitchfork)

"It's a day of incredibly mixed emotions. They don't put statues up for people who are with us anymore so it reinforces the fact that physically she's gone but spiritually she'll never leave us. I feel sad, very, very sad... It was difficult to see the sculpture at first but I'm getting used to it. It looks just beautiful."
Amy Winehouse's dad, Mitch, on the statue of her that went up in her North London neighborhood, Camden, this week. (The Guardian)

And finally, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani killed it during a Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon lip-synching contest:

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