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Showing posts from June, 2016

13-Year Old Laura Bretan Slays Opera on America's Got Talent

Little girl. Huge talent. /
What were you doing when you were thirteen? Wait, gross, don't tell me. What matters here is what Laura Bretan is doing while SHE'S thirteen, and what she's doing is knocking 'em dead on America's Got Talent. She sang opera, specifically Puccini's "Nessun Dorma," for the judges, and straight-up MURDERED it. Check out the original video here: /
This story has everything. Cute kid, crazy talent, Simon Cowell still rocking the same weird Wolverine haircut after fifteen years in the public eye. Though, to be fair, I do have to knock young Laura on song selection — "Nessun Dorma," though a great song, was also the song Paul Potts auditioned with on Britain's Got Talent way back in the day. Remember him? Paul "Original Susan Boyle" Potts? Let me refresh your memory:

Alicia Keys Goes #NoMakeup: “I Hope to God It’s a Revolution”

"I swear it is the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt." In a time when almost everyone seems to be trying for the perfect Instagram selfie, musician Alicia Keys is inspiring the latest trend: women leaving their faces completely bare. Kind of weird that this is such a shocking idea nowadays — but it seems to be catching on. The 15-time Grammy-winning R&B singer, songwriter and producer published a letter on Lena Dunham’s feminist website Lenny on why she’s embracing the makeup-free lifestyle after years and years of trying to be “perfect” in the eyes of her friends, the entertainment industry and her fans. “I started, more than ever, to become a chameleon,” she wrote. “Never fully being who I was, but constantly changing so all the ‘they’s’ would accept me.” “Before I started my new album, I wrote a list of all the things that I was sick of. And one was how much women are brainwashed into feeling like we have to be sk…