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MILEY CYRUS SELLS “SHE IS COMING” CONDOMS TO LAUNCH HER ALBUM

  • Miley Cyrus dropped six new songs today, which means there’s new merch to go with it.
  • She’s now selling condoms on her website with the name of her album, “She Is Coming,” on them.

Miley Cyrus dropped her new EP “She Is Coming” today, and as such, there’s a whole new line of merch available on her website. That includes one incredibly dope condom.

They literally say “SHE IS COMING” on them with a fake phone number on the wrapper, 1-833-SHE-IS-MC. There’s only one per condom per order, and it includes a digital download for Miley’s new album.

She Is Coming Condom & Digital Download

MileyCyrus.com

$20.00

SHOP NOW

Considering these retail at $20 per condom, it’s not like you’re going to actually want to use it, but it definitely looks cooler than whatever you have floating around in the bottom of your purse or in your nightstand drawer.

There’s tons of other sweet merch items on the site, too, like t-shirts with “SHE CAME” written on them and a sweatshirt with “PHONE SEX IS SAFE SEX” on the front. And, in the most iconic piece of clothing of all time, there’s another sweatshirt with “I LOVE MY P*SSY THAT MEANS I GOT CATTITUDE” on it.

Speaking of that new album, fans are currently going crazy for a song they think is definitely about her husband Liam Hemsworth. The lyrics to “The Most” will probably wreck you.

“Oh, and even in my darkest days, even in my lowest place, You love me the most, And even when I can’t stay, even when I run away, You love me the most, So why do I hurt you so? Is it ’cause I know? Why do I hurt you so? Is it ’cause you love me the most?”

Don’t worry, I’ll just be over here ordering my Miley condoms through my tears. Bye!

Emma Baty Emma Baty is a news writer at Cosmopolitan who focuses on celebrity news, royal news, and all things pop culture — follow her on Instagram.

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APPLE FINALLY DECIDES TO “KILL” iTunes

It’s the end of a music era. Nearly two decades after launching iTunes and ripping up the retail-store model of album purchases, Apple is ready to retire the iconic product, according to Bloomberg. During the software keynote at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California next Monday, the tech giant is set to replace iTunes with standalone music, television and podcast apps.

source : Rolling Stone

The move, which has been rumored for years now, will align Apple’s media strategy across the board: iPhones and iPads already offer separate Music, TV and Podcast apps in lieu of the centralized iTunes app that lives on Macs and Macbooks. Users can expect the new Music app to offer some of the same functionalities that iTunes currently does — such as purchasing songs and syncing phones — just with a sleeker interface that’s free of the outdated and oft-bemoaned features of the heritage product, and more closely bundled with streaming service Apple Music.

But the scrapping of iTunes’ brand symbolizes a lot, too. By portioning out its music, television and podcast offerings into three separate platforms, Apple will pointedly draw attention to itself as a multifaceted entertainment services provider, no longer as a hardware company that happens to sell entertainment through one of its many apps. That’s crucial for Apple’s future, as the company combats sluggish phone sales with aggressive growth in its services division. At WWDC this year, according to various reports, Apple is planning to buff up other apps including Books, Messages and Mail; it also announced ambitious plans for original video programming featuring the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell just a few months ago, in another bid to grow its content presence in entertainment industries.

Welcome as the death of iTunes may be to frustrated users, the software will forever deserve credit for the revolution it engineered in the early 2000s. Before iTunes debuted, the music industry was tearing its hair out trying to combat illegal file-sharing on Napster; Jobs’ new product presented the digital era’s first sustainable, user-friendly way to listen to music. Other firms like Sony and Microsoft had toyed with the idea of digital record stores, yet they “were technology companies that knew how to build disc players and hardware, but they weren’t companies that had demonstrated Apple’s sophistication with regard to software,” Warner Music’s vice president Paul Vidich recalled to Rolling Stonein 2013, on the iTunes Store’s 10th anniversary. “It really took a company that was able to bridge those two things and come up with an attractive consumer product.”

TWITTER BLASTS SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER WHO COULDN’T SELL 36 CLOTHES.

Many of us can feel like everyone’s posting the same photos, in the same poses, asking for the same things.

Contrary to popular belief, influencers are actually meant to influence (I know, right?). So when this influencer with over two million followers couldn’t sell 36 shirts to launch her online clothing brand, people on Twitter stopped to assess the situation.

In what appears to be a now-deleted IG post, Arii, an 18-year-old IG influencer with 2.6 million followers, wrote that the clothing company she was working with had rules around her first sales, which included selling at least 36 pieces from her line.

The influencer bubble is bursting. This young lady has well over 2 million followers and couldn’t sell 36 shirts. Focus on genuine engagement and not followers cuz they ain’t gonna buy a thing.

@kissmyelite 01:02 PM – 27 May 2019

Twitter gave her constructive criticism on the launch, first pointing out that you need to know your consumer as a business owner:

@kissmyelite The truth is that her followers aren’t her customers. Understanding who will actually buy from you and what they will buy is a key business lesson.

@baydiangirl 01:53 PM – 27 May 2019

And that if you’re not really building up a personal rapport with your followers, who are coming to your page for a specific reason, you may not be as influential when it comes to sales:

@kissmyelite skimming her ig, it looks like she just didn’t have a real “brand” other than taking cute photos of herself, there was no videos, no comedy, nothing inspirational. i thin she mistook people liking her aesthetic as “a brand”

@angeltenders 05:57 PM – 27 May 2019

In fact, Twitter did a whole Marketing 101 class in the comments, and I found myself writing down all the notes:

@kissmyelite Some people will launch a business prior to creating a business model to support their concept. Sounds like she truly didn’t understand her target audience, market product fit, revenue generating model, marketing strategy.

@shavaughnceo 04:16 PM – 27 May 2019

We got visuals, side-by-sides, and comparison analysis (any marketing majors mad about this free content?):

Look at her feed vs her product line. These aren’t even close to the same aesthetic.If you can’t imagine her wearing any of these, why would her followers?

@JuiceboxCA 07:24 PM – 27 May 2019

Others questioned Arii’s marketing stance, since it felt like she never actually promoted her own work for people to get behind:

@kissmyelite

@FierclyRae 06:03 PM – 27 May 2019

We even got an in-depth analysis and the details with the side-by-sides:

Maybe I missed her IG Stories or promoted posts, but looks like she announced w/ video, only put up one more video, then said she failed 13 days later?Not one single pic of her in product.Only two posts even about it?She basically didn’t even try to promote her own product.

@JuiceboxCA 07:24 PM – 27 May 2019

And then people suggested conspiracy theories behind this whole thing, and y’all KNOW I love a good conspiracy:

@JuiceboxCA @RexCaulfield Not so hot take. The failure and subsequent pity party IS her marketing angle and she’ll use it later to pivot and say how she overcame adversity and try to sell ebooks on the road to success 🤷🏾‍♀️

Keanu Reeves “John Wick” is a lonely guy

Keanu Reeves, like many greats of cinema, is a self-described “lonely guy.” Same.

That’s what everyone has chosen to take away from a recent Q&A with the John Wick: Parabellum star, who is said to have spoken with The Jakarta Post at a related presser about stuff and things. Boldly, the resulting article is quite revealingly titled “Keanu Reeves Says He Is a Lonely Guy” and it does indeed contain one instance of Keanu Reeves saying he is a lonely guy.

At some point during the discussion, Reeves was—for reasons not entirely clear—asked to define what the innocuous word “love” means to him. He defiantly refused to answer, choosing instead to leap through the nearest window, landing injury-free on a motorcycle and cruising off into the sunset blasting METZ.

Just kidding. Here’s his answer:

“You mean romantic love? You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life. But if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person; hopefully it’ll happen for me.”

Asked further on matters of solitude, a state we all should explore more, Reeves said he doesn’t concern himself with it.

“I’m an actor, so in terms of what you’re asking about, I have no answer,” he said. Reeves also chatted succinctly about The Matrix legacy, his passion for motorcycles and more. This is where you can read that.

The Wickverse, meanwhile, is presently busy stacking up some seriously sequels-inspiring profits at the box office. As it stands at the time of this writing, Parabellum—the top award winner at this year’s Golden Trailer awards—is at just under $111 million in the U.S.

Katty Perry to release new song this week.

Katy Perry is releasing new music this week!

The singer-songwriter took to Instagram on Tuesday (May 28) to announce her latest single, “Never Really Over.” Perry posted the cover artwork for her new record, dropping this Friday (May 31), which shows the musician glistening in the sunlight wearing a bright orange outfit and her blonde hair blowing in the wind.

The upcoming single will be Perry’s third music project release after appearing on a few previously released collaborations earlier this year, including Zedd for “365” and Daddy Yankee for “Con Calma (Remix).” However, “Never Really Over” celebrates her first solo cut of 2019 — and quite possibly the dawn of her sixth studio album.

While we have high hopes for another LP, Perry alluded in an October 2018 interview she might be taking a break on getting back into the studio. “I feel like I’ve done a lot. I feel like I’ve rung the bell of being a pop star very loudly, and I’m very grateful for that,” she told Footwear News at the time. “I’ve been on the road for like 10 years, so I’m just going to chill.”

The songstress’ last full-length, Witness, released in June 2017. The effort featured a handful of hits like “Swish Swish,” “Chained to the Rhythm,” and “Bon Appétit.”

Miley Cyrus set to release her new album

Miley Cyrus fans have a lot to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday the pop star debuted three new songs live at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend celebration, reportedly called “Cattitude,” “Dream,” and “Mother’s Daughter.” The tracks seem to combine her more rock-infused style with the hip-hop influences present in Bangerz and arrive amidst the singer teasing her She Is Coming project, which is due out later this week.

source : iheartradio

On Monday (May 27), Miley revealed the album art — a black and white photo of the 26-year-old leaning into the camera, donning a “Nevermind The Bollocks” t-shirt. Though she hasn’t revealed the project’s track list, it’s thought to be an EP featuring several new jams. No matter what the project entails, fans are undoubtedly excited to hear new music from Miley.

“SHE IS COMING — 5/ 31 Pre Save now! Or live with regret for the rest of your existence,” Miley captioned the post. Check it out below.

The project will be the follow up to Miley’s 2017 album, Younger Now, which saw the singer go back to her country roots.

Aside from making new music, Miley is also flexing her acting muscle and will appear in the upcoming fifth season of Black Mirror.

IGGY AZALEA press charges for the leak of her GQ nudes

The photographer who shot Iggy for GQ Australia’s cover that year says his photos were stolen from him and published without his permission. Source : tmz. com

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My heart goes out to anyone this situation has affected. I’m utterly outraged and will not rest until justice is served.

A post shared by Nino Muñoz (@ninomunoz) on May 27, 2019 at 2:56pm PDT

He also mentions there’s an investigation underway, and vows that the culprit will be prosecuted. The photog adds, “I empathize with any discomfort that this situation has caused to anyone that is involved.” He didn’t mention Iggy by name.

Iggy Azalea is equally pissed and hurt that someone betrayed her and leaked nude photos from a shoot she did for GQ years ago … vowing to hold the guilty party responsible.

Topless photos of the Australian MC made their way around the Internet over the weekend, which prompted a flood of inappropriate comments aimed at her … and, ultimately, it led to Iggy completely deactivating her social media accounts on IG and Twitter.

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Iggy Azalea releases statement following the deactivation of her social media accounts after GQ photoshoot topless outtakes leaked.

She states that a lot of women have done this topless shoot but it never gets released and she will keep her accounts deactivated for now.

She later reactivated one of the accounts to issue a statement. It couldn’t be more clear — she’s not happy about it, and she’s gonna find out who screwed her over.

In her since-deleted remarks, Iggy says the photos were outtake shots from her 2016 GQ Australia cover shoot … and that she was assured no fully topless photos of her would make the final cut. She says she also never gave permission for those pics to see the light of day.

Iggy goes on to write that there is no reason anyone who was working on the shoot that day should’ve saved the fully topless shots of herself, adding that she feels blindsided, embarrassed, violated and a whirlwind of other emotions over the invasion of privacy.

She ends with this … “I fully intend on finding out where the leak originated from and pressing criminal charges in regards to this. It’s important to me that someone actually be held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life.”