Because to understand the harm Russell Simmons has caused, one must examine the culture from which he was born. The documentary frames Simmons as the “godfather of hip-hop,” stressing how his rise there and in subsidiary industries helped him to accrue the levels of fame, wealth, and power that allow men to abuse with varying degrees of impunity. At the same time, we are given a glimpse of the glory and potential that hip-hop offered fans in the early ’90s, through Drew’s love of music and her own rise in the industry. We never see the husband she eventually divorces, or her children beyond the intimate family snapshots flashed onscreen, but we do get insight into her friendships with people like Biggie. She’s direct and vulnerable as she opens up before the camera about how Simmons’s assault shifted the course of her career. Her recounting is moving on its own, but talking heads also poignantly grapple with the misogyny in the hip-hop community that … [Read more...] about Is Imperfect, Provocative, and Utterly Necessary
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Dixon moved on to Arista Records, where she worked with A&R executive L.A. Reid, who’d discovered TLC, Outkast, Usher, and many others. Their working relationship soon soured when he’d invite her to meet him at hotels and play with her hair, advances she gently resisted at first until, she says, “You realize this is gonna end one way.” After repeatedly saying she would not meet with him in private to listen to music, she says “he gets meaner and meaner and meaner, and there are more and more professional consequences.” In one instance, he berated her in front of the A&R staff for wasting his time by bringing in Kanye West for an audition; in another, he refused to attend an audition for John Legend, then still known as John Stephens, and told his senior staffers not to go either. “Unless I sleep with L.A. Reid as a quid pro quo […] I am doomed,” she says. Dixon left the music business soon after. … [Read more...] about The 8 Accusations Against Russell Simmons Detailed in
In fact, fans were very impressed by Stanley's physique after Piers' shared a shirtless snap of him flexing his muscles while they holidayed in Beverly Hills. He captioned the post referencing the ping pong table behind him in the photo, writing: "Nice guns son – shame you still lost 21-10 to the old man." Piers' followers were instantly convinced that he should go on the show, with one writing: "He should go on Love Island!" Another added: "Phoawwww is he single?" … [Read more...] about Is Piers Morgan’s son going on Love Island?
However, EastEnders fans may also recognise Roger; he previously appeared on the soap as DI Riddick back in 2004. During a one-year stint, the character played a pivotal role in the murder investigation of Paul Trueman, played by Gary Beadle. Elsewhere, the soap welcomed a new character, called Hayley, last week. The mysterious newcomer, played by Kate Jarvis, is set to stir trouble between Martin and Stacey Fowler. EastEnders continues on Monday night at 8pm on BBC One. … [Read more...] about EastEnders confirms Holby City star Roger Griffiths for guest role
In November 2019, Coty bought 51 percent of Kylie Cosmetics from Jenner for $600 million, thus valuing the business around $1.2 billion. While initially this buyout seemed to enshrine Jenner’s status as a billionaire, Coty’s filings revealed that Kylie Cosmetics had been profiting much less than industry estimates all along: only $125 million in 2018, though the Jenners “led Forbes to believe” it was $360 million. A 2019 skin-care line that Kylie’s reps claimed brought in $100 million actually did $25 million. The only revelation more shocking than this in the piece is that Dave Chappelle performed at her Barbie-themed 21st birthday. After the buyout, and with all things reconsidered, Forbes has recalculated Jenner’s worth at a paltry $900 million. Chump change. … [Read more...] about Kylie Jenner’s Billionaire Status Questioned by