Because everyone knows a terrible spoken word ode to jams, jets and silhouettes can only be made
worse better when accompanied by a the slow beat of a djembe. The ladies of Real Housewives are usually partial to dance remixes, but ever the living and breathing definition elegance, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps decided to once again prove her refined sex appeal by performing a "Moroccan Remix" of second single "Chic, C'est la Vie" on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live. (It's not good. But not as bad as her performance with Natalie Cole— who signed off on that one?) Draped across a couch, watch as the Countess purrs her way through the song, injecting all the exotic influences she picked up during the ladies' infamous trip to Morocco, while the poor, unfortunate male drummer pounds away behind her. Come for his awkward faces, sure, but do stay for the sultry "Yeah" at the end.
The hit musical will drop on Disney+ July 3rd.
Lin Manuel-Miranda's Hamilton has taken the theater world by storm since its 2015 Broadway premiere.
A hip-hop musical about America's founding fathers doesn't sound immediately appealing, but Manuel-Miranda's brilliant song writing and diverse casting not only captured the attention of audiences, but proved that major change is possible within an art form as encumbered by traditions as musical theater.
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As Black Lives Matter protests have rightfully taken the world by storm over the past couple of months, we're long overdue for thorough evaluations of just how often aspects of Black heritage have been co-opted by white audiences.
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