Disney pop diva Demi Lovato has a new album out, called, simply, Demi. But is it just her own self she’s referring to, or did she get a little self-titled assistance from Madonna’s M-DNA?
Madonna released her first album, called, simply, Madonna, back in 1983. Same close-up, similar hand positioning and eyebrow shape, even the all-capital letters are spaced out to meet the corners. And one is white on gray while the other is gray on white (nice touch with the cross, too, Demidonna).
Of course, Demi is a little more roughed up, with black hair and fingernails. You know, kind of like this…
Ah, I don’t care. It’s human nature. Besides, you’re both finger licking good!
It took a mere few moments for me to fall in love with this Auckland girl and her phenomenal new video about nothing in particular.
Going by the stage name “Lorde,” Ella Yelich O’Connor is going to be big. I am so entranced by her ability to manipulate silence within her tracks. Her songs feel intimate, simple, and almost sarcastic, all at the same time.
With slow-motion shots of head shavings and boys in boxer shorts, her video for “Royals” is simply delectable. Her lyrics celebrate the fact that she will never be one of the rich and fabulous but she is more than happy with that fact. “That kind of lux just ain’t for us, we crave a different kind of buzz.”
I watched it close to seven times before gleaming that there is no need for a meaning. The cinematography is there solely to sell the soft and sensual vocals of Lorde, whose full EP is available for your free listening here.
Is this clip “Royal,” or just a royal pain in the ass?
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The first gay wedding in France will take place in Montpellier on the 29th of May. The city has been long known as the most gay-friendly place in France, so it should come as no surprise that the first gay marriage is to be held there.
The lucky couple are Vincent Autin (40), president of Gay Pride Montpellier, and his longterm partner Bruno (30). They will be wed by the mayor Hélène Mandroux. The road to gay marriage in France wasn’t an easy one. While many other countries in Western Europe had already legalised gay marriage, and in some cases adoption by gay parents, ‘the land of freedom, equality and brotherhood’ has had many opposing the law.
For months the streets in Paris were filled with protesters against gay marriage, but fortunately president François Hollande made good on his election promises and supported the gay marriage law, which passed only recently.
As longtime supporters of marriage equality, the news couldn’t have been better for the couple who have been together for seven years. It also comes with great timing as they will be tying the knot days before the Montpellier Gay Pride, with the main event on Saturday, June 1st. They will finally be able to celebrate Pride as husbands.
In the words of Vincent: “We are going to say ‘YES,’ I will finally be able to tell him ‘I DO,’ he will finally be able to tell me so as well. Thousands of couples all across the country will finally be able to say their ‘I DO’s.’ It’s a great victory of love over hate!”
We wish the happy couple many years of happiness and hope that slowly but surely the rest of the world will follow in the footsteps of countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, France and others.