Posts By Emily Exton

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Been Trill: How Much Love Does Beyoncé Have For Houston?

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As Jay Z has taught us, BK is from Texas. While Hov has basically become an unofficial ambassador for the Empire State thanks to a certain uber catchy cut off his 2009 album, The Blueprint 3, Beyoncé has made a point to show much love to her hometown of Houston over the last year.

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Forget Music Videos, Russell Taylor Loves Performing Live

For many, the shower is the one place where we can pretend to be Beyoncé without the judgment of strangers. It’s a safe space where we can live out our wildest performance fantasies, even if our vocals wouldn’t normally get us past Simon Cowell‘s doorstep. Continue to sing in the privacy of your own bathroom if you must, but Russell Taylor prefers a more prominent stage of his own. “Performance isn’t just for the fans, it’s also for me,” our December You Oughta Know artist explains. “There’s no other place I’d rather be than onstage performing.”

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Rihanna Goes “Hard,” Rocks See-Through Top In Chilly New York City

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Now that Rihanna has wrapped her Diamonds World Tour, she has ample time to spend twerking in her bedroom, catching up on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta or hitting the studio. But just because the temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean she’s adjusted her wardrobe accordingly. In the words of Robyn Fenty: phuck yo winter.

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10 Memorable Mob References In Hip Hop

Mob Wives New Blood, Fugees, Jay Z

Biggie‘s friends and proteges referred to themselves as the Junior M.A.F.I.A. and Rick Ross is a self-proclaimed “Don.” When it comes to allusions to organized crime–both fictional and factual–we need look no further than the catalog of our favorite hip-hop act. Mob Wives: New Blood premieres tonight, and to get you prepared for what’s about to go down, we’re taking a look at some of the most memorable mob references in music.

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A Guide To Taylor Swift’s Many “Best” Friends

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Disciples of Mindy Kaling know that a best friend isn’t a person, it’s a tier, and Taylor Swift is the best example of someone who’s filling said category to the brim. Back in February, she told Hollywood sounding board Ryan Seacrest she has 15 “best friends.” Last month, she quickly bonded with numerous Victoria’s Secret models during festivities surrounding the annual fashion show, dubbing herself and said leggy lovelies “Best Friends Forever.” A little quick, Tay?

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The Greatest Twerking Moments Of 2013

Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Robin Thicke

Twerking has a rich and illustrious history, but 2013 proved to be the year it went mainstream. From the Oxford English dictionary to morning television, it was hard to avoid the word (and dance) over the last 12 months. Miley Cyrus may have put her own stamp on the rump-focused style numerous times, but plenty of other stars know how to dip it, pop it, twerk it and stop it. Check on them, won’t you?

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You Oughta Know In Concert: Ed Sheeran Infuses “Grade 8″ With Some Lil Kim

The last 18 months have been very good to Ed Sheeran. Since being named a You Oughta Know artist in May 2012, Ed has gone on to perform at the London Olympic games, receive a Song of the Year nomination at the Grammy Awards (for “The A Team”), and tour the country with Taylor Swift. Not too shabby. Despite his busy schedule, Ed was still able to carve out some time for a You Oughta Know In Concert performance that astonished us all.

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Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine Is Sexy With Babies, Models, And More

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The end of the calendar year brings colder weather, bigger meals, and the opportunity to gawk at attractive male celebrities all in the name of journalism. Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is People‘s Sexiest Man Alive for 2013. It’s an honor bestowed upon only the most gorgeous of Hollywood royalty, and a no-brainer for any fan of The Voice or Mick Jagger‘s dance moves.

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