PETA Faces Backlash After Criticizing Google for Steve Irwin Doodle

PETA is under fire after the animal rights organization criticized Google’s Doodle tribute to Steve Irwin.Today (Fri, Feb. 22) marks what would have been Irwin’s 57th birthday, and Google honored him by giving him a Google Doodle on the search engine giant’s front page. The Doodle featured an animated slideshow showing the Crocodile Hunter’s life, work, family and dedication to the protection of Australian wildlife.Legendary wildlife conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin is bein...
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Clear Soul Forces – “Still” (Album Review)

Clear Soul Forces are a hip hop quartet from Detroit, Michigan consisting of E-Fav, Ilajide, L.A.Z. & Noveliss. They blew up at the beginning of 2012 with the viral sensation of their “Get No Better” music video but now 7 years later, they’re delivering their 5th full-length album. Things kick off with “Blaow”, where the 4 spit battle bars over a semi-jazzy boom bap beat. The song “Hit Me Now” is a perfect display of their skills over a vibrant boom bap beat while the track “Diamond Rhymin'” is...
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Clear Soul Forces – “Hit Me Now” (Video)

Being one of the few collectives in Hip Hop keeping the purest form of lyricism alive, check out “Hit Me Now”, the new video premiere by Detroit’s very own Clear Soul Forces campaigning their new LP, “STILL“.  
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Jackie Shane, Transgender Pioneer of 1960s Soul Music, Dies at 78

Ms. Shane grew up black and transgender in the Jim Crow South, became a star in Canada, then left the stage, returning in 2017 with a Grammy-nominated album.
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What Is This Royal Trux Drama On Twitter?

The rollout for White Stuff, Royal Trux's first album of new material in 19 years, has been going less than smoothly. The release of advance music is moving along steadily, but the band itself seems like it might fall apart at any minute. More »
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“Hangover” Actor Brody Stevens Dies by Suicide at 48, Comedian Hanged Himself

Stand-up comedian Brody Stevens has died by suicide. He was 48 years old.According to The Blast, which broke the sad news, Stevens—who was born Steven James Brody—was found dead Friday (Feb. 22) around 1:00 p.m. in his home in Los Angeles.The Blast reported that the comedic actor’s cause of death was being investigated as a suicide by hanging.According to our sources, LAPD was dispatched to the scene and investigators spoke with his family. The Blast obtained audio from the emergency dispatchers...
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R. Kelly Turns Himself in to Chicago Police on Sexual Abuse Charges

Robert Sylvester Kelly, best known as R. Kelly, voluntarily turned himself in to the custody of Chicago police Friday night (Feb. 22), AP reports, after he was charged for sexually abusing four girls—at least three of whom were minors.As we previously reported, Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving underage girls.Records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times revealed that most of the counts the embattled R&B singer was charged with involved girls who were bet...
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R Kelly in police custody after being charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Indictment filed in Illinois and seen by Guardian includes nine counts involving victims aged between 13 and 17R Kelly is in police custody in Chicago after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois for incidents dating back as far as May 1998. Numerous women have accused Kelly, 52, of sexual abuse over the past 20 years but he has only appeared before a judge once. Continue reading...
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Polarity and Winding of SSS Pickups with SSCII

Author: DaeniusZ Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:56 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 1 Best to just send customer service an email and ask about the polarity of the SSS SSCII guitars and then just buy pickups with same polarity
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: Polarity and Winding of SSS Pickups with SSCII

Author: pulaman Subject: Polarity and Winding of SSS Pickups with SSCII Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:48 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 1 I'm looking to convert my Antique HSS to SSS and I'm wondering what the polarity of the pickups should be so that SCIII continues to work properly. I'm thinking to get non-Suhr pickups and want to make sure I get it right. I'm assuming that they all should be clockwise top North because it seems my middle and neck pickups are clockwise top North.
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How To Hack Your Oscars' Night Food Orders — According To Grubhub

With one of the biggest award-events of the season around the corner, we've got food on the brain — because if there's one thing that excites us more than the red carpet, it's planning our viewing party menus. Unless you're pulling off a made-from-scratch potluck feat, leaning on the aid of takeout delivery services is essential for group feasting. Which is exactly why we consulted the pros at Grubhub (who recently made our 2019 meal dreams come true with a VIP Taco Bell partnership) for inside...
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Confessions Of Lady Gaga's Longtime Makeup Artist, Sarah Tanno

What does it take to become one of the biggest stars in the world? For some, it’s ruthless management, exposed midriffs, and a lifetime of dance rehearsals. For Lady Gaga, it’s a push for artistic expression wrapped in the catchiest hooks and most raw acting roles. With every iteration of that expression — be it wearing a meat dress or a becoming a vampire on TV — comes a new and creative beauty look that must meet Gaga’s standard of creativity.That’s where Lady Gaga’s longtime makeup artist Sa...
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The Best Fashion Advice Is From Real People — Not Celebs

Hollywood is currently glitzed and glammed out with daring cuts and silhouettes for awards season — but that doesn’t mean the rest of us don’t deserve to be seen. Dressing for the real world, too, begets big fashion moments. For example, nothing makes us exude as much confidence as when a designer piece fits perfectly or when a new or unexpected trend lands effortlessly. For us, celebrity fashion cues are always a good reminder that we ought to take more sartorial risks — and there are plenty o...
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15 Leopard Print Swimsuits To Get Your Paws On This Summer

Once a leopard spots its prey, there's simply no stopping it. And apparently, the same goes for the print. Leopard print has, once again, set its sights on the fashion world, and is marking its territory in every genre of clothes, shoes and accessories it can get its paws on. But actually, all feline-related puns aside, there's no denying that leopard print has officially become the pattern of the season — maybe even of the whole year — and now, it's making a move into swimwear.While animal pri...
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“Empire” Considers Recasting Jamal Lyon Role After Dropping Jussie Smollett From Season 5 Finale

Producers for Empire announced early Friday (Feb. 22) that Jussie Smollett’s character Jamal Lyon would not appear in the final two episodes of the show after his cast mates made it clear that they want nothing to do with him after his arrest for lying to police about being attacked by racist, homophobic Trump supporters.And now, reports suggest producers for the hit Fox series are considering bringing in a new actor to replace Smollett instead of simply writing his character out of the show.Acc...
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12 Oscars Hairstyles That Will Go Down In History

Through the bad jokes, hosting drama, and all-around cultural tone-deafness, there's one thing that remains a bright spot in the increasingly-confused Oscars production: stellar beauty looks. That's because no matter who's snubbed or what unbelievable onstage kerfuffles might transpire, there's never a shortage of iconic hair looks, from Halle Berry's famous pixie to Angelina Jolie's casual bombshell blowout.But Hollywood's biggest beauty pageant isn't just pretty to look at — it feeds our hair...
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R. Kelly “Shell-Shocked” by Sex Abuse Charges, Singer’s Lawyer Says He Will Turn Himself in Tonight

R. Kelly’s attorney says the singer is “shell-shocked” after being charged with 10 counts of  aggravated  criminal sexual abuse, and he plans on turning himself in to Chicago police Friday night (Feb. 22).Steve Greenberg, who is representing Kelly, told the Associated Press that his client is “extraordinarily disappointed and depressed” by the aggravated sexual abuse indictment, which involves underage girls. PREVIOUSLY: No-Bail Arrest Warrant for R. Kelly Issued After He’s Charged With 10 Count...
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Ethel Ennis, Singer Who Walked Away From Fame, Is Dead at 86

She was praised by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. But she preferred to stay home and became Baltimore’s “First Lady of Jazz.”
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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Tomorrow marks 20 years since the release of A Prince Among Thieves, The Hot Rock, Things Fall Apart, Clarity, and The Slim Shady LP. And also these albums we didn't publish essays about: Paul Westerberg's third LP, the Lit album with "My Own … More »
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So, You Want To Try A Wig? Here Are 9 Options For Beginners

Neon-green waves, inches down to the floor, an Afro reaching toward the sky — that’s the magic of wigs. Snatched is a week-long celebration of wigs, the people who wear them, and their role in Black beauty culture.At 12 a.m. — when we're supposed to be sleeping — we're often deep in an Instagram rabbit hole. Sometimes, we're catching up on celebrity gossip or fawning over Beyoncé's latest selfie drop, but most of the time we're looking at photos of hair. More specifically: wigs.Between the cele...
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John Legend Wastes Time with ItsTheReal

A deep, hilarious and meaningful conversation.
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ALL THAT REMAINS Drama, DOYLE's "Forced" Meet and Greets & 8 Other Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Wow okay, the week is over already? It feels like just yesterday I was doing last week's top trending stories.... The post ALL THAT REMAINS Drama, DOYLE's "Forced" Meet and Greets & 8 Other Stories You May Have Missed This Week appeared first on Metal Injection.
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Your One-Stop Shop For Sturdy, Stylish Workwear Is (Surprise!) Amazon

When you think of reliability, Amazon is probably one of the first things that come to mind. We browse the online retailer when we need a low-fuss, quick, and comfortable transaction that's going to take the guesswork out of our shopping. Another thing that falls into the "reliable" category is workwear — a blanket term for those durable, uniform garments that can withstand a lot of wear and tear while still keeping you comfortable.Despite its unassuming appearance, workwear is most certainly ...
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Spotted Nails Are Trending — & Ariana Grande Is On Board

If we've learned anything about the flow of nail trends, it's that when a young, hot celebrity talks manicures, everyone else leans in to listen. Following the breakout trend of cow-print nails (thanks to Kendall Jenner), a new A-list-approved nail look has surfaced on everyone's favorite pop princess Ariana Grande. It's also animalistic in aesthetic, but easier to DIY, and guaranteed to be huge this spring: the spotted manicure.Sarah Gibson Tuttle, nail pro and founder of Olive & June, tells u...
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The Trump Administration's Latest Move Could Effectively Defund Planned Parenthood

On Friday, the Trump Administration's Office of Population Affairs published the final text of proposed changes that will effectively block Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide or even mention abortions from receiving a type of federal funds.The new document, which is 312 pages long, outlines a series of rule changes related to how the federal government distributes money allocated for the family planning grant program known as Title X. This program, which was created in 1970 with ...
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The Hollywood Beauty Treatments A-Listers Swear By Before The Oscars

Celebrities: They’re not just like us. And there’s no time of year when that fact is more apparent than during awards season (or what everyone outside of L.A. calls “winter”). Sure, we know a little about the A-list crowd's red-carpet prep, thanks to pre-show Instagram posts of Nicole Kidman getting her hair blown out or Viola Davis having her cuticles trimmed. But besides the usual entourage of hairstylists, makeup artists, and manicurists, there exists a whole other army of professionals enli...
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Ellen Page Says Hollywood Told Her Not To Come Out

Ellen Page has consistently spoken out against homophobia inside and outside Hollywood: from discussing Mike Pence’s anti-LGBTQ history to calling out Chris Pratt for attending Zoe Church. Now, in an interview with Porter magazine, she’s sharing how people in the film industry pressured her not to come out.Page explained that, after she filmed Juno, which was released in 2007, rumors about her sexuality began to be covered in the tabloids. “I was 20, I had just fallen in love for the first ti...
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